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Bay St. Louis draws crowds with its downtown scene.
Bay St. Louis draws crowds with its downtown scene. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

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

‘Saints at 50 — Quite a Ride’

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Speaker Bert Bartlett will speak about “Saints at 50 — Quite a Ride” the history of the New Orleans Saints football team. Details: 228-452-7254 or president@passhistory.org.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Website Design With Weebly

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Mississippi 603. Create a website for your business or organization with the free service Weebly. Bring any digital images you wish to use. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Registration required. Details: 228-255-1724.

3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Job Awareness and Preparedness Workshops

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Learn how you can prepare for future job opportunities at the Port of Gulfport. Topic include an update on the Port’s Restoration Project, future training opportunities and the types of anticipated jobs and their requirements. The workshop lasts 2 hours. Details: 228-452-4596.

4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Chocolate and Children

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $5. Join Kathy Burns in a parents only, no children allowed, fun class where she will teach you all you need to know to prep your child for preschool and kindergarten. And afterwards, enjoy some chocolate. 228-818-2878.

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

Conversational Spanish Class

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Would you like to learn basic Spanish? Maybe you speak basic Spanish but would like to expand your knowledge. Conversational Spanish class will be Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept.12 through May. A workbook will be required and is available for purchase at Pass Christian Books. You can stop by the book store or call 228-222-4827 to order a copy. The class is free and everyone is welcome. Class size is limited. Details: 452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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. 26-Oct. 1, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 2

10 Books in 10 Days

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Hosting a 10 Books in 10 Days Challenge from Sept. 20 until Sept. 30 for students. Children ages 5 through 12 will receive a special prize from the Friends of the Library for checking out and reading 10 books in 10 days. Each child will get a bookmark that will be punched for each book checked out. Details: 228-475-7462.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26-30

Tuesday

Digital Literacy Class — Computer Housekeeping

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service will be teaching a digital literacy class. Computer Housekeeping will go over the best ways to keep your computer running as efficiently as possible including: how to free up hard drive space, keep your computer running at top speed, improve battery life, and prevent viruses and malware. 228-452-4596.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Colt Capers

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. Free. Children’s Preschool Story Hour. Children will hear a story, then have an outside activity followed by a craft. Our story this month is “Sandy, the Mississippi Sandhill Crane.”

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Facebook for Business & Nonprofits

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 Hwy. 90, Bay St. Louis. Using social media for marketing can enable small businesses to further their reach to more customers. Your customers are interacting with brands through social media; therefore, having a strong media presence is the key to tap into their interests. Registration required. Call 467-5282 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. 228-467-5282.

10 a.m.-noon

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. Email education@georgeohr.org with specific questions. Class size is limited. 228-374-5547.

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

Meet & Eat

Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. Free. You are invited to join us for an informational lunch and presentation from BIS Office Systems.The topic: How to create an efficient office to increase productivity, eliminate downtime and optimize workflows. Details: info@biloxibaychamber.org.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mississippi bicentennial program

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. The Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society will present a special program, Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Preview. Groups, organizations and community leaders are encouraged to hear presenter Mary Margaret Miller White as she shares information on how to get involved in the Mississippi Bicentennial year. Listen and share ideas on how to celebrate at the local level. Three official Mississippi Bicentennial concert celebrations will connect a 12-month calendar of local programming leading up the Dec. 2017 opening of the two museums in Jackson, considered the legacy project of the Bicentennial. Details: 769-3078 or 228-769-3060.

6 p.m.

Southern Fall Entertaining Cooking Class

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $30 members $35 non members. Features Chef Maria Vieages. Menu includes Chicken and Waffle Sliders, Bourbon glazed pork loin with autumn vegeta bles and carameled onions served with red skinned garlic smashed potatoes, and Individual apple crisps. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org.

6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Annual Health Fair

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Flu shots and blood pressure screening will be available. Receive information from these health professionals: Burnhams-Flu Shots, Tobacco Free-American Lung Assoc., Gulf Coast Educators-Nutrition, Women’s Resource Center-Crisis Pregnancy Access to Care-Medicaid Waiver, Grace Healthcare-Medical Equipment, Praetorian-Sitter Services, First Family Braille-Hearing Impaired, Feeding the Gulf Coast-Food Stamps, O’Keefe Funeral Home, So. MS Kidney Center-Diabetes, Center for Non-Violence-Domestic Health, Camellia Healthcare-Home Health & Hospice, and many more. Details: 826-5857.

9 a.m.-noon

Wednesday

Homeschool group

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Homeschool students are invited to attend a short storytime, library scavenger hunt, and challenge games. Meet other homeschool families and share information and ideas. Any families that homeschool may attend - adults and children. A variety of activities will be available at each meeting. Details: 497-4531.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

All About Android

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Mississippi 603. If you have an Android phone or tablet, bring it and learn everything you need to know to get the most out of your device. Registration required. Details: 228-255-1724.

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Digital Literacy-Tablet Workshop

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service will be teaching a digital literacy class on computer housekeeping: Free up hard-drive space, keep your computer running at top speed, improve battery life, and prevent viruses and malware. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

10 a.m.-noon

Long Beach Historical Society meeting

Long Beach Historical Society, 645 Klondyke Road. Free. The Long Beach Historical Society is open all on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at the Beth Hansen History House. View pictures from the past on the walls and also peruse the library. Membership is not required.

11 a.m.-2 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 lb 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.

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.

Gulfport Table Tennis Club

Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3225 Hancock Ave., Gulfport. Gulfport Table Tennis club is open every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Herbert Wilson Recreation Center on Hancock Ave. Free to play and provides great exercise for seniors and competition for skilled players. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

‘LUV’

Center Stage Theatre, 240 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi. $15 - $18. LUV is a four-letter word. Oops! Not in this riotous, offbeat comedy. Live Theatre! Two former college buddies — misfit Harry and materialistic Milt — are serendipitously reunited when the latter stops the former from taking a swan dive into the East River. Each tries to top the other as they trade hysterically funny hard-luck stories…and Harry suddenly finds himself as the solution to Milt’s most vexing question…how to unload his wife Ellen. Murray Schisgal’s Tony Award-winning comedy ran two and a half years on Broadway. 228-388-6258 or www.CenterStageBiloxi.org

7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Oct. 2

Thursday

Books and Shakers Library Playgroup

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Free. Babies that are 6 to 24 months old will enjoy this playgroup happening on Thursdays at 10 a.m. The playgroup includes stories, songs, and plenty of time for playing. This is a great place to meet other families with young children. Details: 228 452-4596.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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. 29-30

Website Design With Weebly

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Mississippi 603. Create a website for your business or organization with the free service Weebly. Bring any digital images you wish to use. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. Registration required. Details: 228-255-1724.

3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Prime Time Family Reading Time

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. Come join us at the Mary C for storytelling and discussion. Families will receive books to take home and read and then return the following week to discuss the material. Refreshments and door prizes. 228-818-2878.

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Women’s Event — An Evening with Marie Armenia

First Baptist Church, 300 N. Cleveland Ave., Long Beach. Free. The daughter of the “real Miss Clara” from the #1 movie, War Room, Bible teacher, writer, singer, songwriter, pastor’s wife, and conference speaker will be present. Doors will open at 5:30; No tickets necessary; first 600 seated. No meal/food will be served. 228-864-2584. www.fbclb.com and click on the Facebook link to 1st Baptist Church Long Beach

6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Broken Rainbow for Children

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 per family. Broken Rainbow is a ten-week program for children ages 7-12 who are having difficulty dealing with a divorce or death in their family. Please call to register your child. 228-863-0047. fumc-gulport.org

7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

‘Dinner at the Captain’s Table’ Theater Experience

Randolph Center, 315 Clark Ave., Pass Christian. Free. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Grief Recovery Workshop

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for ten-week session. The Grief Recovery Workshop is for anyone dealing with the emotional issues that follow the death of a loved one. In addition to hearing speakers, participants share loss experiences and discuss grief issues with the goal of beginning to live again. 228-863-0047. fumc-gulfport.org

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Divorce Recovery Workshop

First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport. $30 for ten-week session. Divorce Recovery Workshop is a ten-week program helping people deal with divorce issues, as well as offering a caring support group for anyone going through a divorce or separation. Participants hear a speaker the first hour, with group discussion following. 228-863-0047. fumc-gulfport.org

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Oil Painting with Frank Janca

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for all experience-levels, come learn the fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. Novice, advanced, new and returning students — everyone is welcome. Details: georgeohr.org or call 228-374-5547.

9:30 a.m.-noon

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.

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 lb. bag of clay. Students are also allowed to use the studio during museum hours. 228-374-5547.

10 a.m.-noon

Our Love Affair with Baseball Luncheon Series: Cliff Kirkland

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10. Join others for lunch and lecture. Cliff Kirkland was lead hitter for MGCCC under Ken Curley Farris and lead hitter and defensive standout for USM under Pete Taylor; first of two white players to integrate the Biloxi Dodgers, a semipro team from the Negro Leagues’ Southern Division; shortstop and leadoff hitter for the Dodgers for six years; Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame 2012 inductee for baseball achievements and accomplishments as a sports writer and editor at the South Mississippi Sun and Sun Herald. Admission to museum included. 228-374-5547.

Noon

Inktoberfest

Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $ 20 a day or $45 for three-day pass. Inkin’ the Coast Tattoo Convention is a party in art! We are here to offer you everything from tattoos, art, clothing, jewelry and much more. Join the fun in our many contests to include, miss inkin’, the coast pin-up contest, tattoo contests, beard and mustache contest, hot rod contest and more. Live music and fun games. 228-594-3700. www.inkinthecoast.com

2 p.m.-11 p.m., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 2

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.

Gluten Free Date Night

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $46; $36 members. Don’t let a little thing like gluten ruin the perfect date. Chef Cheri will make the perfect Gluten Free Dinner that will please every palate. If you would like a cocktail, you may bring your own bottle. 228-818-2878.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

‘Twelve Angry Men’

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. $15; $10 seniors, veterans, military and students; $8 children under 12. This play, written by Reginald Rose, is set in a New York City Court of Law jury room in 1957 and focuses on their deliberations in a capital murder case. 228-467-9024.

8 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Oct. 2

Saturday

Improvisation for Teens

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $40 for four sessions. 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. 228-818-2878.

1 p.m.-3 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

Bluff Creek Music Festival

Conrad Mallette Multi-Purpose Complex, 5400 Ballpark Road, Vancleave. adults $8; children 3 and older $4. Music festival with great bands playing is the Tall Boys, Trent Kory Ladner, Double J Band, Coates Brother ,Elusive Behavior, headliner Tracy Metcalf with special guest Jamey Johnson. Seafood, mexican food, hamburgers and hotdogs, corn dogs, nachos, snowballs, our sweets booths. Various activities.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Master Class: KM Dance Project Repertory Class with Kesha McKey

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15; $10 members. This master class is offered in tandem with the Mary C. Dance Festival. 228-818-2878.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Long Beach Friends of the Poor Walk

Long Beach Harbor, S. Cleveland Avenue and U.S. 90. Donation. Registration begins at 7 a.m. in front of the Harbor Pavilion. The two-mile walk begins at 7:45 a.m. to the Gulfport city limits and back.The Friends of the Poor Walk is to bring awareness to the poor in our midst. All the proceeds from the walk go to help the poor and needy right here in our local community. Details: friendsofthepoorwalk.weebly.com

7 a.m.

Pine Lake Fellowship Camp Sale

Gulfport Mennonite Church, 21497 Mennonite Road. Craft sale and quilt auction, bake sale, lunch with seafood gumbo and jambalaya and children’s activities. Details: 228-832-0003.

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

39th Zonta Festival

Downtown Pascagoula, Delmas Avenue. Free. Crafts, entertainment, food, patriotic parade, antique cars, children’s activities and free shuttle. Details: www.zontapascagoula.info

9 a.m.

Master Classes: Yoga & Meditation for Dancers with Summer Baldwin

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. This master class is offered in tandem with the Mary C. Dance Festival (all-day event). 228-818-2878.

9 a.m.-10 p.m.

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