Local Events

Things to do this week

Leigh and Kenneth Jones, Michael Mount, Hannah Seymour, Madison Mount and Chris Fore at the Don't Worry Be Happy, Mon! bachelor and bachelorette auction, a fundraiser for the Mississippi Health Association of South Mississippi.
Leigh and Kenneth Jones, Michael Mount, Hannah Seymour, Madison Mount and Chris Fore at the Don't Worry Be Happy, Mon! bachelor and bachelorette auction, a fundraiser for the Mississippi Health Association of South Mississippi. Sun Herald 2015

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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 interaction. 228-897-6039.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5-10, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 11

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. Sept. 5-10, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 11, 9 a..m-4:30 p.m. Sept. 12


Homeschool Clay Play

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $12 per student, per session. Art projects vary weekly and will focus on both new skills and perfecting those already learned. All materials are included in the class cost. Please sign up for each class individually. Class size is limited to 12 students per session. 228-374-5547.

10:30 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Authors & Characters @ Your Library

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90. TBD. Michael Hewes will discuss his book “Watermark,” which tells the story of a lawyer who returns to the Coast on the heels of the worst hurricane to invade these shores since the French landed in 1699. Lunch available for $10, payable at the door. Reservations required. Call 467-5282 to make yours today. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

11:45 a.m.

First Tuesday Author Visit at Pascagoula Library

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. The Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with public libraries throughout the state to bring a new speaker series to the Pascagoula Public Library. The free event will take place on Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. with Richard Grant, author of “Dispatches From Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta”. Richard is also a journalist and television host. He currently writes for Smithsonian magazine, New York Times, Al Jazeera America, the Telegraph UK, Aeon and several other publications. All programs will be free and open to the public. From Richard Grant’s Dispatches From Pluto to Malcolm White’s talk on the history of tamales in Mississippi. Details: 769-3060.

6 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.


Coffee Talk With Cree Cantrell

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Spend an hour learning about financial markets and investing while discussing current economic events. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Understanding Medicare for Seniors

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St., Moss Point. Free. Anyone may attend this free, comprehensive presentation from Compass Senior Advisers on Medicare for Seniors. Jodey and Monica Andress, licensed professionals, will offer help and information about understanding the basic things you and your family need to know. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and others. Learn the difference between Part A, B, C and D as well as other issues. Mr. Joseph Andress is a Medicare educator and has been helping Medicare recipients understand their options, rights and entitlements through an easy to understand seminar presentation.

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Long Beach Historical Society

Long Beach Historical Society, 645 Klondyke Road. Free. Join others at the Beth Hansen History House in Long Beach. You do not have to be a member. They’re open every month on the second and fourth Wednesdays and are eager to share the history of the city with you. See pictures from the old days or scrapbooks of past city events and happenings in the library. See newspaper clippings and more, including a timeline of the city beginning in 1774.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Garden Class-Nuisance Insects in the Home

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent, will present a gardening program on Nuisance Insects in the Home on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Pass Christian Public Library. This program is free and open to the public! Details: 452-4596 or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Beginning Hand-Building

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $175. This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of working with clay off the pottery wheel. Students will learn about pinching, slab work, coiling and combining forms. Each week, a technique is introduced and a project is assigned for completion. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing, firing costs and one 25-pound bag of clay. Students are also allowed and encouraged to use the studio during museum hours. Class size is limited to 10 students. 228-374-5547.

5:50 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Night King of the Hill 1/4-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.


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.

10 a.m.-noon Sept. 8 and 10

Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Pat Peck Honda, 11151 U.S. 49, Gulfport. Free. Parents take home the only record of the visit (a bio document) that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included. No special information is needed, as there is no databasing.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8-9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10

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. 8-9

Pedal in the Pass

War Memorial Park, Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Free. Pedal in the Pass is a bike ride that is followed by a dutch-treat dinner at one of the downtown restaurants. Helmets are required to participate. 228-452-3315.

6 p.m.

Chefs of the Coast Food and Wine Gala

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $75-$90. This premier food and wine exposition will feature the Coast’s elite chefs and restaurants as they showcase the fabulous and diverse local cuisine. 228-594-3700.

7 p.m.


Friday line dance lessons

Diamondhead Community Center, 7600 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead. 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.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

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

10 a.m.-noon

Dave Jones, Jazz Sax

Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle. Dave Jones plays dinner jazz classics by Cole Porter, AC Jobim, Sinatra, Ellington, Ella and others, at the right volume level for you to enjoy your dinner conversation. This restaurant is open to the public. 228-255-2918.

5:30 p.m.

Don’t Worry Be Happy

Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave. $30-$50. Mental Health Association of South Mississippi invites you to attend the ever-popular annual fundraiser. The event features live music, delicious food, and a live auction featuring some of the Coast’s favorite bachelors, bachelorettes and couples. All money raised helps the local community. Programs at the MHA include wellness workshops, peer support, a drop-in center for adults, homeless outreach and supportive housing. msmentalhealth.org/nec_events/dont-worry-be-happy/

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

City of Pascagoula Movie Night

Beach Park, 600 Park St., Pascagoula. Free. Join others for a free community event on the second Friday night of the month. 228-938-2356.

8:15 p.m.


Adopt-A-Grandparent Day

Marston Rogers Group, 15431 O’Neal Road., Gulfport. About 1,000 volunteers are being sought for Adopt A Grandparent. Sponsorships are also available. Volunteers set aside one hour at either 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. to visit the elderly in South Mississippi nursing homes and senior living facilities on Adopt-A-Grandparent Day. The event is being expanded this year from the three Coast counties to include George, Stone and Pearl River counties. Volunteers may sign up at www.adoptagrandparentday.org. Donations are being accepted on the website. To become a sponsor, contact Brenda Saucier at adoptagrandparentday@gmail.com or call 228-206-5902. Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $1,200. Proceeds are used to promote the event and purchase gift items for seniors. 228-206-5902. www.adoptagrandparentday.org

Improvisation for Teens

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $40 for four sessions. Do you love Whose Line is it Anyway? Have you ever seen an improv group like Longshot perform and think “I could do that?” Would you like to build skills in improvisation that you can help you onstage and in everyday life? If so, then this class is for you. Join members of Longshot Theatre Company as they lead teens through improvisation games and activities. This is a class for those new to improv as well as advanced students. There will be something for everyone. Instructors: Longshot Theatre Company members. 228-818-2878.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Citizen Science Saturdays

Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur St., Moss Point. Included in admission. Citizen Science projects utilize the passion, interest and skill of volunteers to collect data, make observations and contribute to the body of knowledge about our natural world. Each month, the second Saturday of the month will focus on a particular project and how to get involved. We’ll also have a simple, kid-friendly activity each month. Perfect for families, kids, Scouts, retirees and anyone with an interest in the natural world! 228-475-0825. pascagoulariver.audubon.org/programs

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

African-Americans in Sports from Mississippi with Charles K. Ross

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Charles K. Ross is the Associate Professor of History and Director of African American Studies at Ole Miss. This event is part of the programming from Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America traveling exhibit. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Books & Blues Book Signing Scheduled at the Pacagoula Library

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Free. The free event will offer a trio of female authors reading selections from their books, refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library and live music before and after the event. Books will be available for purchase. New author Faith Garbin will read selections of poetry from her newly released book “How we bury our dead and literal reflections of life and the value of overcoming loss.” Faith is also the Jackson County Law Library assistant in the Pascagoula Public Library. Also scheduled is Leif Anderson, author of “Dancing with my father,” which is a living tribute to her famous father and artist Walter Anderson. The third author at the event is Sarah Hewes, author of “Eli and the rifle.” This coming-of-age story takes place in the Cumberland mountains during the 1930s and is based on the author’s childhood memories and the summers spent in the area. Music for the event will be provided by local musician and songwriter Dana Woods. For more information, call 769-3060 or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown. 228-769-3060. www.JGRLS.org

2 p.m.

Daddy-Daughter Paint Night

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. $20 adult/child pair; $10 additional siblings. Enjoy a meal, music, paint a masterpiece and create a memory. All food and supplies are provided by The Salvation Army Kroc Center. 228-207-1218. krocmscoast.org

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

Color Vibe 5K Run

Gulf Islands Waterpark, 17200 16th St., Gulfport. $55-$70. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Humane Society of South Mississippi. 228-328-1266. www.hssm.org

7 a.m.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Out of the Darkness Walk

Ken Combs Pier, Courthouse Road and U.S. 90, Gulfport. Donations accepted. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

8 a.m.-noon

Junior Chef Cooking Class — A Hands-on Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Chef Cheri teaches the kids the basics to cooking. Whether your child just wants to learn how to cook, so it will be easy when growing up, or they aspire to be a master chef one day, this class is a great way to start. Menu: Kid-friendly sushi, cucumber salad and chocolate chip cookies. 228-818-2878.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Club Workshop and Meeting

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Unless stated otherwise, workshops are held the second Saturday of each month starting at 9:30 a.m. Potluck lunch is at noon. Business meeting starts at 1 p.m. The workshop then continues until 4:30 p.m. 228-875-1193. mgcgms.org

9:30 a.m.