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Things to do in South Mississippi this week

Mike Diamond leads a kettlebell class at St. Louis Self-Defense and Fitness in St. Louis, Missouri. (Elie Gardner/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)
Mike Diamond leads a kettlebell class at St. Louis Self-Defense and Fitness in St. Louis, Missouri. (Elie Gardner/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT) MCT

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Monday

Beer and Books Cigar Chat

Cigars in the Pass, 124 Davis Ave., Pass Christian. Free. We are inviting the gentlemen in the community to join others for a Beer and Books Cigar Chat. Those attending will be discussing “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson — the inaugural selection for One Book One Pass. Beer will be available for purchase. Men only. Cigars in the Pass has graciously agreed to sponsor this event as a private party. If you have not already read the book, copies are available for checkout at the Pass Christian Library or for purchase at Pass Christian Books. Please call the library at 228-452-4596 or email w.allard@harrison.lib.ms.us if you have any questions or need further information. www.harrison.lib.ms.us.

6:30-8 p.m.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Biloxi Shuckers

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $10-$30. The Biloxi Shuckers will take on the visiting team Pensacola Blue Wahoos in this minor league matchup. 228-233-3465.

6:40 p.m. Aug. 8-9

Tuesday

Gulf Coast Newcomers Club

The Great Southern Club, 2510 14th St., Gulfport. $15. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. and the luncheon/meeting starts at noon. The program will be presented by Troy Peterson, sheriff of Harrison County. 228-865-0200.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Parkinson’s support group

Beauvoir United Methodist Church, 2113 E. Pass Road, Biloxi. Free. There will be a DVD screening and discussion on “When Parkinson’s Interferes with Gastrointestinal Function.” 228-388-1478.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Irish dance classes

The Studio, 2200B Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. $50 per month. Beginner Irish dance. Classes begin in Ocean Springs at The Studio at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Classes begin in Gulfport at Jess Dance at 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Learn traditional jigs, reels and hornpipes.

5:30 p.m.

After 5 with Carolyn Haines

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Free. Carolyn Haines, recipient of the 2010 Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year and 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, will talk about her newest book, “The Book of the Beloved.” 228-467-5282.

5:30-7 p.m.

Beginning Wheel Throwing with Charlie Mabry

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175; $150 members. For beginners or those who want to refresh their basic pottery skills. Will include instruction in the making of basic forms such as bowls, plates, and mugs as well as basic approaches to handles. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs, and one 25-pound bag of clay. Students are allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Basic self-defense

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Bon Ha, first-degree black belt Shotokan karate instructor will offer helpful hits on how to stay safe and defend with basic moves. Build awareness of surroundings and learn defense techniques incorporating small circle Jujitsu, intended for ages 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 228-875-1193.

6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 9-11

Dinner-dance party

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $6 for dinner; $10 for dance. Dinner served from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dance lessons start at 8 p.m. 228-324-3730.

7:30 p.m.

Beginning ballroom dance classes

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for eight-week class. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, and cha-cha. 228-324-3730.

7:30-8:45 p.m.

Wednesday

W.O.W. Women of Wisdom lunch

Orange Grove Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49 N., Gulfport. Free. The speaker for this monthly meeting of W.O.W. is DeBo’rah Drayton-Ward. 228-831-0701.

Noon-1 p.m.

Garden Class — How To Attract Wildlife to Your Garden

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent, will present this gardening program. 228-452-4596.

2-3 p.m.

King of the Hill quarter-mile drag race

Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Racetrack Road. $8; $5 children under 10. See time trials and elimination rounds every Wednesday night. 228-863-4408.

6 p.m.

Thursday

Teen Minecraft Club

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. Join others in the library meeting room and meet new friends. Bring your friends, create and build, and bring your own computer/laptop or game system. Discuss what kinds of events the library should have and get to know others with like interests (the library is also looking for parent volunteers to help with meetings). Participants must have their own copy of Minecraft. Sign up today at the front desk and receive a schedule. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 11 and 13

Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $16; $15 members. Chef Cheri, as well as other local celebrity chefs and cooks, will be leading cooking demonstrations, followed by exciting meals. Check out the website for weekly Lunch and Learn Menus as well as special classes and events. 228-818-2878.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11-12

Matinee in the Bay

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Free. The Matinee in the Bay movie is about a British ski jumper and skier who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. Popcorn and drink served. 228-467-5282.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Advanced Wheel Throwing with Charlie Mabry

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175; $150 members. Students will learn how to get the most out of their pulls, combine cylinders to get more height, and throw off the hump. Basic throwing skills are required. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs and one 25-pound bag of clay. Students are allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Pedal in the Pass

War Memorial Park, Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Free. Bike ride is followed by a Dutch-treat dinner at a downtown restaurant. Helmets required. 228-452-3315.

6 p.m.

Stage Combat

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $25. Join Steve Nabors of Meridian Community College in learning the basics of this art form. From the basics, to fighting with rapiers, Steve is a fun and energetic instructor who is sure to instruct and entertain. 228-818-2878.

9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.

Friday

Friday-morning line dance lessons

Diamondhead Community Center, 7600 Country Club Circle. Free. Join others for lessons and dancing at the Diamondhead Community Center. All are welcome. Great exercise, great fun and free.

10-11 a.m.

All-Star Luncheon Series: Steve DeSalvo

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10. Join others for the Sal & Mookie’s All-Star Luncheon Series with distinguished speaker Steve DeSalvo, general manager and director of the Mississippi Braves and vice president of the Southern League. Includes lecture, lunch, and admission to the museum. 228-374-5547.

Noon-1 p.m.

Parents’ night out

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. $25 first child; $10 each additional sibling. Parents, are you looking for a night out without the kids? Bring them to the Kroc, where you will find a safe, fun and Christian environment for children ages 2 months to 12 years. Dinner, arts and crafts, a movie, and games will be provided for children. 228-207-1218.

5-9 p.m.

Joppa Shriners Steak Night

Joppa Shrine Center, 13280 Shriners Blvd., Biloxi. $15; free hamburger or hot dog for children under 10, eat in only. Have a ribeye with all the fixin’s to help support your local Shriners. All are welcome.

6-8 p.m.

Long Beach Family Movie Night

Harper McCaughan Town Green, 301 Jeff Davis Ave., Long Beach. Free. This month’s movie is “Zootopia.” The Hattiesburg Zoo’s Zoomobile will be at the Town Green from 6 to 7 p.m. School supplies for Long Beach schools will be collected before and after the movie. Free popcorn and Coke products provided by Christ United Methodist Church. 228-297-6166.

7:45-10 p.m.

Saturday

Sacred Heart Dedeaux Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle. $65. There will be a four-player scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner will be served after play. Prizes for first, second and third place plus longest drive and closest to pin. 228-255-2918.

1 p.m.

Citizen Science Saturdays

Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Included in admission. Citizen Science projects employ volunteers to collect data, make observations and contribute to the body of knowledge about our natural world. Citizen Science Saturday series will begin an overview of citizen science, the many projects and how you can participate. The second Saturday of each month will focus on a project. We’ll also have a simple, kid-friendly activity each month. Perfect for families, kids, Scouts, retirees. 228-475-0825. pascagoulariver.audubon.org/programs

10-11:30 a.m.

Family Fun Day

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Come run the bases. Batting cages, too. Popcorn available for $1/bag. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Combining Components: Ceramics Workshop with Charlie Mabry

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $140; $125 members. Artist Charlie Mabry will teach students how to make fantastic creations from thrown and hand-built components in a two-day workshop. Learn about using slabs, sprig molds and damp boxes to construct complicated and intricate pieces. Materials and firing costs included in workshop fee. Work will be ready to pick up in about two weeks. If you live out of town, we can ship your work for an additional fee. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 14

Pep rally, tailgating grand opening of ‘Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America’

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included in admission. Help kick off the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” with a pep rally led by Gulfport High School Marching Band and a tailgate barbecue with your favorite college and universities to celebrate our own hometown teams. Show your team spirit by wearing your favorite team apparel. Through images, videos, objects and personal reflections, gathered from teams around the country, the “Hometown Teams” exhibit shows that sports are more than just games. Our Hometown Teams shape our lives. This exhibit will be on display at LMDC for seven weeks. 228-897-6039.

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Playing With Your Food: Edible Crafts for Your Preschooler

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $30; $20 members. Kids will have a blast creating edible crafts. They may get a bit of food on them but they will have a fun day. Menu: Quinoa; Vegetable Gardens ; Grape-apiller ; and Watermelon Pizza . 228-818-2878. goo.gl/tAHc1V

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Book jamboree and school supply giveaway

Handsboro Community Center, 1890 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Free books, games, readings, food and fun. Prizes for contests such as Hula Hoop contest, dance contest, etc. There will be reading by city and state officials, local educators and volunteers (some who will be dressed as book characters), face painting and tattooing, and other activities and games. For more information, email unityfestivalinc@att.net. unityfestivalinc.org

2-6 p.m.

Possible West Coast Swing workshops

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for 8 lessons. The Amour Danzar is looking for dancers who want to learn more West Coast Swing dance steps. Interested dancers must call Barbra at 228-324-3730 for reservations for this fun filled event. 228-324-3730.

8-10 p.m.

Memoir-writing workshop

Southern Bound Book Shop, 280 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi. $12 includes workbook/journal and refreshments. Led by Mississippi author Mary Beth Magee, who will share tips for getting started with memoir writing and places where writers can submit memoir-based articles for publication. Her own memoir stories have appeared in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and several other anthologies and magazines. She has also authored several books. She will autograph copies of her books after the workshop. 228-207-6472. www.facebook.com/southernboundbookshop/

9-10 a.m.

Free kidney screening

Jackson County Civic Center, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula. Free. Anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease is urged to get tested. Tests include blood pressure, blood sugar, urinalysis. Call 601-981-3611 or 1-300-232-1592 to make a reservation. Please call to reserve a spot because supplies are limited. www.kidneyms.org

9 a.m.-noon

Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Club workshop and meeting

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society’s monthly workshop at 9:30 a.m.; potluck lunch at noon. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The workshop will resume after the meeting until 4:45 p.m. Lisa Fitch will teach elegant orb earrings with kits available upon request at: lapidaryarts@hotmail.com; no later than Aug. 10. 228-875-1193. mgcgms.org

9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Sunday

American Girl Fashion Show auditions

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. Seeking girls to model historical, contemporary and Bitty Baby fashions during six fashion shows to be held Oct. 15 and 16 at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. To be eligible, models must be girls, ages 6 or older by Aug. 10. The fashions worn during the actual fashion show are sizes 6x and 10. American Girl dolls are diverse; girls of all races and cultures are encouraged to apply. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

1-5 p.m.

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