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Things to do this week

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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. 29-Sept. 3, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 4

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.

6:40 p.m. Aug. 29-31

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. 29-Sept. 3, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 4

Square dance lessons

Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Led by Ted Kennedy. Provided by Belles and Buoys Square Dance Club. 228-831-0260.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.


Garden Park Auxiliary Looking for Volunteers

Garden Park Medical Center, 15200 Community Road, Gulfport. Free. The Auxiliary at Garden Park will host a social for prospective volunteers. By volunteering just four hours a week, you could make a difference in the lives of others and give back to the community. Anyone at least 21 years of age who is interested in learning more about volunteering is invited to attend. Details: 228-831-4370 or 228-575-7000.

10 a.m.

Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Parkers Inc.

Parkers Inc., 116 Davis Ave., Pass Christian. Join others for Tuesday on the Town to celebrate Parkers Inc.’s 25th anniversary and ribbon cutting ceremony for their new location at 116A Davis Ave. in Pass Christian. An open house will be all day long with the official ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. In honor of the 25th anniversary, select merchandise will be 25% off retail price.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Reception for new library branch manager

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. TBD. The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will host an official reception to welcome Leanna Hamburg, the library’s new manager, on Tuesday, August 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Library atrium. The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will offer refreshments to the public. Details: 228-769-3060.

4 p.m.

Adult Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. TBD. Book discussions and door prizes will be part of the Hancock County Library System’s Adult Summer Reading Wrap-Up. The grand prize is a Fitbit but you must be present to win. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

5:30 p.m.

Paint Party

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. The public is invited to learn to have fun in a creative way with instructors Heather Stone and Miranda Dickerson. Transform a blank canvas into a beautiful and vibrant sunflower. All materials will be provided. 228-769-3060.

5:30 p.m.

Science Cafe

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Free. Enjoy a presentation by Erin Parker, Education and Outreach Manager, Coastal Streams and Habitat Initiative, Pascagoula River Audubon Center. The title of her talk is “Building Bird-Friendly Communities.” Coffee and refreshments will be served.

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tailgate Cooking Class with Rebecca Kajdan

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $35; $30 members. Join others in the Viking Kitchen as tailgating expert Rebecca Kajdan shares tons of secrets for having the perfect tailgating menu in this fun adult cooking class. Menu includes Hot Brown sliders, Corn & Crab Bisque shooters, Bacon Cheeseburger meatballs, Marinated bacon wrapped potatoes, Balsamic drizzled watermelon cylinders with diced cucumber and goat cheese and Bayou Bernard pecan cheese dip and fire crackers. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

6 p.m.-8:30 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.


Back-to-School Lego Day

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Inviting all to a Back-to-School Lego Day from 4 to 6 p.m. Kids are invited to bring their parents and friends and some Legos to use at this special Lego Party at the library. The Friends of the Library will supply some Legos for group play. Students may also register to win door prizes. The Friends of the Library will also provide refreshments. Details: 228-475-7462.

4 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.

Wine Down with Women in Business

Black Tie White Rose Events, 6616 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Free. Enjoy wine down Wednesday with a twist. Shop women-owned businesses’ booths as you can walk and drink.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.


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. 1 and 3

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. Sept. 1-2


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. Sept. 2

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175. 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 lb. bag of clay. Students are also allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-noon

All-Star Luncheon: Bill Earnhart

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10. Join others for a lunch and lecture by Bill Earnhart. Bill Earnhart bio: Mississippi College Sports Hall of Fame inductee for MC baseball; MLB scout for 43 years, including the Arizona Diamondbacks when they won the 2001 World Series and for the San Diego Padres when they competed in the 1984 World Series. 228-374-5547.



Clay Babies: Chip and Dip Sets for Football Season

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15 per child, per project. Little ones can play with real clay in the studio. Children will make and paint small chip and dip sets for upcoming football parties. Older children are welcome in this class if a younger sibling is enrolled. Class size is limited to 10 students. 228-374-5547.

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 3

Mudslingers: Try Your Skills on the Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. 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.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Summer Concert Finale

Rosetti Park, 709 Church St., Ocean Springs. Free; $15 for reserved seats in advance. Blackwater Brass, Amanda Shaw and Flow Tribe perform on the lawn of Rosetti Park. Bring blankets and chairs, or reserve seats in the shade for $15 at www.oceanspringslive.com, advance purchase only. On-site beverage proceeds benefit Rock U 2 Foundation.

4:30 p.m.-8:30 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.


Southern Soul Explosion

Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $30. This show features performances by Willie Clayton, Tucka, Jeff Floyd & Lebrado. 228-594-3700.

6 p.m.