Local Events

Things to do this week

Amelia Carter
Amelia Carter Sun Herald

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Monday

ID-theft prevention sessions

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers tactics are becoming more complex. Presenter Mike Odom with Edward Jones Financial Services will offer helpful tips. This presentation will help you learn important steps to protect yourself and others. Hear how to spot certain red flags that may indicate fraudulent encounters. Get resources you can turn to in the event you are targeted and steps to protect your assets. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

10 a.m., 6 p.m.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free with admission fee. This three-dimensional exhibit features artifacts, images, video and audio, and hands-on interactives. 228-897-6039.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15-20, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 21

Isle of Caprice exhibit

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. At this exhibit, you’ll learn more about the island that disappeared. 228-435-6320.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 15-20, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 21

Tuesday

Game Night at the Library

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Free. Join others for board games and card games. Plays games provided by the library, or bring your favorites. 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. 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.

Possible beginning ballroom dance lessons

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for 8 weekly lessons. Amour Danzar may start new classes for ballroom dance steps up to Silver. Waltz, swing, foxtrot, rumba and cha-cha-cha steps will be taught during the eight-week course for $80, if enough people call 228-324-3730 as soon as possible.

7-7:45 p.m.

Dinner-dance party

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

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Shuckers’ Player of the Month and Pitcher of the Month announcement and lunch

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10 includes museum admission. The Biloxi Shuckers will announce their player and pitcher of the month at the luncheon. Be the first to hear about the awards and have lunch with the VIPs. 228-374-5547.

Noon

Mudslingers: Try Your Skills on the Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. Come throw pots on the pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby. Instructors will help you create two pots to keep. They will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Your work can be shipped to you if you live out of town. Wear clothes you can get dirty. Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit towards that class purchase! 228-374-5547.

3-5 p.m.

King of the Hill quarter-mile drag race

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

6 p.m.

Social Supper #4

Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum, 335 Coleman Ave. $50. A unique experience for your taste buds: Enjoy an evening with people you may have never met in a place you have never eaten and beverages you may have never tried. Features local seafood, thanks to the Department of Marine Resources | Mississippi Seafood, local beer from Lazy Magnolia Brewery and local chefs. Social Supper raises money to give back to small businesses in Mississippi. Each quarter, the scenery, chef and beverages may change, but the experience will remain one of a kind. 228-467-9012.

6-8 p.m.

Mobile BayBears at Biloxi Shuckers

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $10-$30. Biloxi Shuckers take on the BayBears for this minor league baseball matchup. 228-233-3465.

6:40 p.m. Aug. 17-18

Thursday

Teen Minecraft Club

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. 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. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

10 a.m.-noon Aug. 18, 20

Pop Up Art Show

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. On Friday night, there will be a Pop Up Burger reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18-20

Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $16; $15 members. Chef Cheri and other local celebrity chefs and cooks will lead 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. 18-19

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 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.

Catch More Fish with Science

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. $30. Benjamin Weldon will help you put more fish in the cooler for your family fish fry. You will learn the biology and where to find schools of white trout and ground mullet and how to catch them fast. You will also learn about what you need to have handy to make the most of baits, lures, tackle and techniques. After the question-and-answer session, you will move to the outdoor reception and mixer. The guest chef will prepare fish with a twist.

6-8 p.m.

Songs and Stories radio show

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. Join others on the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. 228-818-2878.

7-9 p.m.

Friday

Friday-morning line dance lessons

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

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

All-Star Luncheon Series: Scott Berry

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 Scott Berry, head coach at USM, winner of two Conference USA regular-season crowns, and C-USA’s Coach of the Year in 2011. Includes lecture, lunch and admission to the museum. 228-374-5547.

Noon-1 p.m.

Third Fridays

Downtown Pascagoula, Delmas Avenue. Free. Features live music, local artists, activities and community partner booths. Downtown stores and restaurants are open with sales and specials.

5-8 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-12 years. Dinner, arts and crafts, a movie, and games will be provided for children. 228-207-1218.

5-9 p.m.

Date Night on the Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. Throw pots on the pottery wheels for a different kind of date night. Instructors will help you create two pots to keep that will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Your work can be shipped to you if you live out of town. Wear clothes you can get dirty. 228-374-5547.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Date Night with Julia Child and the Art of French Cooking

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $46; $36 members. Join Chef Cheri as she takes you into the mind of one of America’s beloved chefs. Menu: Quiche Lorraine, Beef Bourguignon , Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Provençal Tomatoes and Crepes Suzette. 228-818-2878.

6-8 p.m.

Calendar Girls

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. $15; $12 seniors and military; $10 students and children. The award-winning comedy by Tim Firth makes its Coast debut at Gulfport Little Theatre. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 228-864-7983. www.gulfportlittletheatre.org

8 p.m. Aug. 19-20, 2 p.m. Aug. 21

AARP safe-driving course

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. $20; $15 AARP members materials workbook. AARP will be presenting a Driver Safety Class in the conference room of the Library. 228-452-4596.

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Saturday

Film Screening of ‘Mississippi Grid Iron Gold’ with football legends John Bond & Reggie Collier

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Included in admission. Football legends John Bond & Reggie Collier will be at LMDC with a screening of the film “Mississippi Grid Iron Gold: Small Towns, Big Football” in the theater. This event is part of the programming with “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” traveling exhibit. 228-897-6039.

1 p.m.

Outdoor Cooking Seminar

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Two-part lecture: The History of Barbecue and The Basics of Outdoor Cooking. Followed by a book signing for “Barbecue with Benefits: A Guide to Healthier Grilling and Smoking” by Jim Matthews of Pass Christian.

1-3 p.m.

Mudslingers: Try Your Skills on the Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25. Come throw pots on the pottery wheels and see if clay is your new hobby. Instructors will help you create two pots to keep. They will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Your work can be shipped to you if you live out of town. Wear clothes you can get dirty. Mudslingers who enroll in an ongoing wheel throwing class receive a $25 credit towards that class purchase! 228-374-5547.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Family Movie Day

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Free. The movie is a popular real-life military service dog story. Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks and folding chair or blanket. 228-875-1193.

2 p.m.

Davashi Shabazz book release and author signing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Join others for the release of “Crying Out To God: Searching For His Hand” by Davashi Shabazz and a book signing with the author. 228-374-5547.

2 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon Family Clay Play

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $12. Spend a fun afternoon in the clay studio building small plates and platters which you can use for your desk, kitchen, or bedside table. Using custom wooden molds, students will work with slabs of clay, impress texture and designs, and finish work by using ceramic glazes. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and be ready to pick up work in two weeks. If you live out of town, let the Museum know and they can ship your work to you for a fee. 228-374-5547.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Knife Skills 101 — How to Save the Fingers: A Hands-on Adventure

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $55; $45 members. Experienced Jr. Chef Campers are welcome. Have you ever watched cooking shows and marveled at the dicing and slicing that the top chefs can do. Now is your chance to learn the trade secrets to impress your friends at your next dinner party. And you do it all without loosing a finger. Join Chef Cheri Hiers as she teaches you how to prepare the perfect stir fry and spring rolls. After all the slicing and dicing you will be doing, you can sit down and enjoy the tasty dish you helped prepare. Adults are welcome to BYOB. 228-818-2878.

3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Dinner and Dance Night Featuring Ralph Knowles

Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, 1178 Beach Blvd. $5; free for members. $18 for ribeye and $20 for t-bone. Menu has more to offer.

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

St. Martin Lions Club, 15900 LeMoyne Blvd. $4 per plate. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and drinks. Your donations help support the Lions’ activities. All are welcome.

7 a.m.-10 a.m.

Mr. Sipp

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $25; $20 members. Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child,” is a award-winning guitarist based out of Jackson. 228-818-2878.

7 p.m.

MSU Alumni Association Gulf Coast Chapter 4th Annual Scholarship Drawdown

Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $50 per ticket, admits two - includes food and drink, including beer and wine. The MS Gulf Coast Chapter of the MSU Alumni Association is hosting our Fourth annual $2000 Scholarship Drawdown at the Biloxi Yacht Club. The grand prize is $2000, with intermediate drawings for gift certificates from a variety of merchants. You do not have to be present to win. There will also be a silent auction and live entertainment. Special guests will be Vic Schaefer, the MSU Women’s Basketball coach, and Jeff Davis, National Alumni Director.

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

First annual Open Car Show

VFW Post 2434, 289 Veterans Ave. $20 vehicle registration. This show features food, drinks and drawings. In addition, there will be top 25 awards as well as best in show and commanders award. 228-374-4112.

8 a.m.-3 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 p.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday

Waylon Thibodeaux

100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. $10. Born in Louisiana’s “bayou country” just a few miles southwest of New Orleans, Houma native Waylon Thibodeaux has been dubbed “Louisiana’s rockin’ fiddler”. Today, this talented, self-taught Cajun musician has gained a notable reputation as one of Louisiana’s best known recording artists. He describes his music as a mixture of Cajun, zydeco with a pinch of New Orleans’ sound, a small pinch of South Louisiana ’swamp pop’, a taste of country and a little rock ’n’ roll. 228-342-5770. www.100menhall.org

Noon-4 p.m.

Luther Dickinson

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Included in admission. 228-872-3164.

6 p.m.

Luther Dickinson’s Music Inspired by Walter Anderson’s Seven Climates of Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs Community Center, 512 Washington Ave. $20; $50 VIP. Join others for an evening of music and drink with five time Grammy Nominated and Mississippi’s music ambassador Luther Dickinson. A VIP reception will be held at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art at 5 p.m. and will include cocktails provided by Cathead Distillery, craft beers selections by Chandeleur Island Brewing Company and light hors d’oeuvres. 228-875-4236.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

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