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Things to do this week

Leah Garner of Ocean Springs, left, and Belinda Gomez of Biloxi walk the Biloxi Bay Bridge during a previous bridge walk and canned food drive. On Saturday, Coast Young Professionals will host Walking on Water: Bridge Walk and Canned Food Drive.
Leah Garner of Ocean Springs, left, and Belinda Gomez of Biloxi walk the Biloxi Bay Bridge during a previous bridge walk and canned food drive. On Saturday, Coast Young Professionals will host Walking on Water: Bridge Walk and Canned Food Drive. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

Please submit your event information online. Go to calendar.sunherald.com and click on Add Event. The submission deadline for print is noon the previous Monday.

Monday

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. 22-27, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 28

Submarine Warfare in the Gulf of Mexico During World War II

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. $12; $10 members. At the Pass Christian Historical Society’s monthly luncheon, Captain Albro Michell, Jr. will speak about “Submarine Warfare in the Gulf of Mexico during World War II.” All proceeds benefit the Pass Christian Historical Society. www.passhistory.org

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Mississippi Braves at Biloxi Shuckers

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $10-$30. The Mississippi Braves look take on the Biloxi Shuckers in this minor league matchup. 228-233-3465.

6:40 p.m. Aug. 22-25, 7:10 p.m. Aug. 26

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. 22-27, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 28

AARP Driving Class

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. $15-$20. Are you age fifty-five or older? The newly revised safety program is a classroom refresher that can help anyone learn the effects of aging on driving and how to adjust driving techniques and qualify for an insurance discount. Participants may reduce their auto insurance rate by attending this AARP certified program. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Jackson-George Regional Library Board Meeting

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. In accordance with state open meeting laws, this meeting is open to the public. 228-769-3060.

2 p.m.

Adult Coloring Night

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. A monthly evening of adult coloring. There is mellow music, designs to color, and pencils — or bring your own. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Beginning Wheel Throwing with Charlie Mabry

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175; $150 members. This class is for beginners or those who want to refresh their basic pottery skills. The class 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 lb. bag of clay. Students are also allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Possible 5 Dance Steps 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 8 week course for $80, if enough people call 228-324-3730 as soon as possible. 228-324-3730.

7 p.m.-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.

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 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

Computer 101

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. This class will cover the basics of using Microsoft Windows effectively and make the Internet less intimidating and more useful for participants. There will be a one hour lunch break. Class size is limited due to the number of computers available. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday

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.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Ocean Springs Hospital, U.S. 90, Ocean Springs. $20; $15 AARP members. AARP is offering a refresher course for senior drivers.

9 a.m.-1 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. 25 and 27

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. 25-26

Foreclosure Prevention Clinic

DeMiller Hall, 610 Water St., Biloxi. Free. Meet one on one with attorneys to answer your questions about the foreclosure process from start to finish, including loan modification options.

4 p.m.-6 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 lb. bag of clay. Students are allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Financial Foundations Workshop

2214 34th St., Gulfport. Free. Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be presenting a workshop titled Financial Foundations. This interactive two hour course addresses attendees’ emotional relationship with money and calls them to take immediate action to improve their financial futures. Attendees will have access to free one on one coaching. 228-678-9100.

6 p.m.-8 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 a.m.-11 a.m.

Clay Sculpture: Sculpting the Figure

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $140; $125 members. Spend time in the studio with artist Stacey Johnson as you study and sculpt figurative works that will hang on the wall. Students are requested to bring ideas and sketches, as well as favorite tools or mark-makers. This class is suitable for those with clay experience. The class will discuss technique, construction, composition, and ideas for finishing with slips and low fire glazes. Your class fee includes instruction, clay and firing. Please bring a lunch or snacks both days. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26-27

All-Star Luncheon Series: Dale Murphy

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 Dale Murphy, former player for the Braves, Phillies and Rockies, seven-time All-Star, two-time national league MVP, and Gold Glove award winner for five consecutive years. Includes lecture, lunch and admission to the museum. 228-374-5547.

Noon-1 p.m.

Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. Free Friday Nights is a great time to “treat” friends and family members to a night at the museum. 228-897-6039.

5 p.m.-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? Then bring them to the Kroc where you will find a safe, fun and Christian environment for children ages 2 months through 12 years. Dinner, arts and crafts, a movie, and games will be provided for children. 228-207-1218.

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Fourth Fridays

Downtown Long Beach, 200 Jeff Davis Ave. Fourth Fridays features special sales, demonstrations, live music and more.

5:30 p.m.-8:30 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. 26-27, 2 p.m. Aug. 28

Saturday

Anchor Square Block Party

Anchor Square, 303 Delmas Ave., Pascagoula. The Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the city of Pascagoula will host the fifth annual Anchor Square Block Party. Attendees will enjoy children’s activities, face painting, prizes, food vendors and live music.

10 a.m.

Coast Young Professionals Walking on Water: Bridge Walk & Canned Food Drive

Biloxi Bay Bridge, 100 Front Beach Drive. Free. Join #coastyoungprofessionals for the ninth annual Walking on Water bridge walk and canned food drive. The purpose of this event is to gather canned goods donations to help Feeding the Gulf Coast provide nutritious food to hungry people. Also, the community comes together to exercise on the Biloxi Bay Bridge while enjoying the gulf breezes and reflect on the beautiful views surrounding them.

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thacker Mountain Radio

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15. Thacker Mountain Radio is a live, unrehearsed broadcast that features author readings and a wide array of musical performances. It’s Oxford, Mississippi’s original music and literature show. 228-818-2878.

7 p.m.

Jackson Generals at Biloxi Shuckers

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

7:10 p.m. Aug. 27, 5:10 p.m. Aug. 28

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.

Biloxi Gun Show

Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $9. Bring your gun and trade for the gun you always wanted. See the hundreds of displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, jewelry, camouflage, militeria and related items at discount prices. 228-594-3700. www.capgunshows.com

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28

Sunday

Tango Night

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Donation suggested: $10. Mix, mingle and dance the night away. No partner necessary. Free lessons first hour (5 p.m-6 p.m.) 228-374-5547.

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

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