Things to do this week

Two characters from the Nightmare on PascaGHOULA Street haunted house in Pascagoula greet guests on a prior Halloween.
Two characters from the Nightmare on PascaGHOULA Street haunted house in Pascagoula greet guests on a prior Halloween. Sun Herald File

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Spooky Movie Day

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. Teens are invited to enjoy favorite movies and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Details: 228-475-7462.

5 p.m.

Historic Mississippi Haunts

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive. We will welcome Mississippi Gulf Coast Paranormal to talk about Historic Mississippi Haunts. Their presentation will share a more scientific approach toward paranormal investigation. They will bring equipment to examine, and present evidence as they touch on historic places they’ve investigated in Biloxi, Bay St. Louis and Natchez. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society. Cost for lunch is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Details: 228-452-7254 or president@passhistory.org to make reservations by 5 p.m.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Intro to Windows 10

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Get familiar with Windows 10. Bring your own Windows 10-equipped laptop or tablet, and your Windows ID and password. Registration required. Details: 228-467-9240.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Spooktacular Tales

Jackson-George Regional Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Spooktacular Tales storytime shows for children at branch libraries throughout Jackson and George counties.

5 p.m. Oct. 24-27

Halloween Safety

Bay St. Louis Library, 312 U.S. 90. Bring the kids dressed in their costumes to learn all about Halloween safety. There will be Halloween storytelling, crafts, refreshments, and a visit from a local police officer who’ll talk about safety. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Personal Finance

College and Career Technical Institute, 2602 Market St., Pascagoula. Pascagoula-Gautier School District and the institute will host a free eight-week personal finance course. Details: 228-938-6579.

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Introduction to Conversational English

College and Career Technical Institute, 2602 Market St., Pascagoula. Pascagoula-Gautier School District and the institute will host an Introduction to conversational English course for Spanish-speaking parents. 228-938-6579.

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 24 and 26

Fall Rehearsal Schedule

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. The Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus announces the rehearsal schedule for fall. The final rehearsal in November is still to be determined. New singers are welcome and no audition is required to join the chorus. Details: 228-324-9292 or ed.cake@yahoo.com. 228-896-3355. messiahchorus.org

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Intro to Excel

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603. Learn how to create, save and print basic spreadsheets.Even if you have taken this course before you are welcome to take it again as a refresher. Registration required. Details: 228-255-1724.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Isle of Caprice Exhibit

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi. Learn more about the island that disappeared. 228-435-6320.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24-29, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 30

Pumpkin Patch

Church of the Redeemer, 1904 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi.

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-7 p.m. Sundays


Art of knitting

Bay St. Louis Library, 312 U.S. 90. Learn the basic stitches for knitting while you make a coaster or dishcloth. You will use size 8 straight or circular knitting needles and cotton worsted-weight yarn. One skein of yarn will make two dishcloths or several coasters. Needles and yarn will be available for the first class. 228-467-5282.

10 a.m.-noon

Homeschool Clay Play

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

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

Juvenile Diabetes seminar

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Dr. Victor Pouw discusses juvenile diabetes, dispels myths and answers questions. Intended for caregivers, educators or anyone who may have questions. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library. Registration is suggested. Details: 826-5857.

3 p.m.

Port Job Awareness & Preparedness Workshops

Isiah Fredricks Community Center, 3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Learn how you can prepare for future job opportunities at the Port of Gulfport. Topics include an update on the port’s restoration project and types of anticipated jobs and their requirements. Details: 228-868-1268.

4 p.m.-6 p.m.

The Magical Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. A film of the monarch, its vanishing habitat and its unique relationship to the Gulf Coast, written and produced by Farin Whatley and Suzanne Damrich. Sponsored by area garden clubs. Also children’s activities, handouts, door prizes, butterfly artwork and raffle of a beautiful butterfly purse donated by Bayou Belle. Details: 228-818-2878.

4:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Long Beach Cemetery Tour

Long Beach Cemetery Tour, Girard Avenue and West First Street. Sponsored by the Long Beach Historical Society, this tour will feature interesting city notables portrayed in period costumes. Featured will be two colorful ladies, Joanna Vallet and Meta Manville (Beth Hansen and Marcia French) The gentlemen include a popular mayor, Fabian Walles (Billy Skellie); Salathiel Hall, a Confederate soldier (Ronald Skellie); noted Long Beach leader/landowner, Harper McCaughan (Mark Bryant); and, city leader/dairyman who was one of 15 children, Henry Dubuisson (Steven Mink, great-grandson). Guides will lead groups to hear the presenters; the tour lasts about an hour. Families are welcome; no entry fee but donations are appreciated. Nearly 500 luminaries will light the route. 228-437-4983. www.lbhistoricalsociety.com.

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

38th annual Salute to the Military

Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Rep. Steven Palazzo and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will lead the Salute. Tickets are $60 for civilians and retired military, $50 for uniformed military. Reserved tables of 10 available for $600. Formal dress preferred but business dress is acceptable. Details: 228-604-0014, 228-594-3700.

6 p.m.


Coast Electric Power Association, 18020 Mississippi 603, Kiln. A Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, co-sponsored by Coast Electric and the Kiln Public Library. Parents should use the north entrance to Coast Electric. www.hancocklibraries.info.

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Trick-Or-Treat Safety Event

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport. Join the Orange Grove Public Library, Coast Electric, and the Gulfport Police Department at our annual Trick-or-Treat Safety Event. We will have safety tips, snacks, crafts, goodie bags and a photobooth. Wear your costumes; it’s fun for the whole family!

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

Data Management in Excel

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Microsoft Excel has some very powerful data-management tools and this free class will show how to make data entry easy. Participants should be familiar with basic Excel. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Class size is limited. You must preregister to be assured a spot. Details: 228-452-4596 or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Homeschool Club

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane, Gautier. Homeschool students are invited to attend free story time and library scavenger hunt and challenge games. Meet other homeschool families and share information and ideas. Any families that homeschool may attend, adults and children. For more information, call the library at 497-4531. www.jgrls.org.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Word Graphics and Special Effects

Bay St. Louis Library, 312 U.S. 90. Easy ways to add eye-catching graphic elements to your documents as well as text boxes, wrapping text and other special effects. Registration required. Call 228-467-5282 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. 228-467-5282.

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Halloween Preschool Reading Bash

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Singing, dancing, and popcorn crafting. Pass Christian Library will launch the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Bash. The initiative is for families with children ages 0 to 5. The program is designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestone: starting kindergarten.

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

Anderson, A Mississippi Legacy

William Carey University at Tradition, 19640 Mississippi 67, Biloxi. Free. Exhibit features the works of three generations of the Walter Anderson family. Opening reception will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the administration building. The exhibit will run Oct. 19 to Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 228-702-1775.

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

King of the Hill Drag Race

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

6 p.m.

Gulfport Table Tennis Club

Every Wednesday at Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3225 Hancock Ave., Gulfport. Free to play. Provides great exercise for seniors and competition for skilled players. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Job Fair

Coast Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. For veterans, transitioning military, students, recent graduates or those just looking for employment. Job Fairs are excellent places to learn, network and land a job. You will have the opportunity to meet with employers you might not be able to access any other way. www.unemploymenteliminators.com.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Intro to Windows 10

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave. Get familiar with Windows 10. Bring your own Windows 10-equipped laptop or tablet, and your Windows ID and password. Registration required. Details: 228-467-9240.

9 a.m.-noon


Oil Painting with Frank Janca

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for all levels. Learn the fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. New and returning students welcome. Details: georgeohr.org or call 228-374-5547.

9:30 a.m.-noon

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. themaryc.org/lunch-learn

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28

Halloween Open House

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. For families and children. Wear your costume and enjoy carnival games, crafts, face painting, scary stories and treats. Dare to take a terrifying StoryWalk through the library forest. At 5:30 p.m., brace yourself for Spooktacular Tales presented by the JGRLS Youth Services staff. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library. Details: 826-5857.

2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Greenwood Cemetery Tour

Greenwood Cemetery, Buena Vista Street, Pascagoula. Explore portraits of living history with Jackson County’s most interesting past residents in period costumes. Sponsored by city of Pascagoula, Pascagoula Preservation Commission, Jackson County Historical & Genealogical Society, Pascagoula Public Library, Main Street Program of Pascagoula, LaPointe-Krebs Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Pascagoula, Heritage Funeral Home and Brass Hanger Cleaners. Details: 228-769-3078.

4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Glow Nights

Zip ‘N Fun Adventure Park, 17200 16th St., Gulfport. Price: Tree Top course first half $14.99; all $22.99; junior course $9.99. 228-324-5199

5-8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays through Oct. 29

Presentation and book signing

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. As the Mary C. continues to celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th birthday, we will host a presentation and book signing by Kathryn Aalto, author of “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh” at the Mary C. Free to attend, but donations are accepted. Details: 228-818-2878.

6 p.m.

Restore Mississippi Sound

The Nourishing Place, 630 Tennessee St., Gulfport. Free. Restore Mississippi Sound cares very deeply about the coastal waters and the quality of life on the coast the waters can provide, if they are safe and healthy. Join us and help us to bring the Mississippi Sound back to its former beauty, health, and sustainability. That is our hope and our heritage.

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

The Odd Ball

Almost Circle Gallery, 128 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. Almost Circle Gallery is having an out-of-the-ordinary Art Bash encouraging visitors to come in their most creative costumes and enjoy a selection of unique artists that will be exhibiting for the event. Some of the festivities will include live music, interactive art, featured artists, an Odd Ball costume contest to name a few.

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Halloween Nights of Lights

Gulf Islands Waterpark, off U.S. 49 to Landon Road, Gulfport. The water fun is done for the season but now Halloween lights are strung throughout the park. $5 admission. Extras are free trick-or-treating event Oct. 14 and Zombie Laser Tag Hero’s Laser Tag (extra $5 fee) on Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-31. 228-324-5199.

6-10 p.m. Oct. 27-31

Purple Tie Gala

White House Hotel in Biloxi. Benefit supporting Alzheimer’s Mississippi. Bay Cove is a sponsor. Live entertainment, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine.

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Harper Lee’s beloved book comes to life on the stage. 228-432-8543. www.4blt.org

8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Oct. 27-29, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 30


p’Artake Fall Exhibit reception

Ocean Springs Community Center, 512 Washington Ave. Sarah Shotts will be the 2016 judge for the 45th annual p’Artake Fall Exhibit and Sale. Shotts is a photographer, filmmaker, visual storyteller and theater instructor. The show will open Oct. 28 with a VIP reception from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a public reception from 7 to 8 p.m. The Ocean Springs Art Association show will remain open through Nov. 12. Details: 228-875-4236 or oceanspringsartassociation.org.

Fall Book Sale

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Pricing from $1 for hardcover books and DVDs to 25 cents for small paperbacks. Many fine items have been donated for this sale. Stop by early for the best selection. If you have books, videos, puzzles or other items to donate, please bring them by the library as soon as possible. Details: 452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com.

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Line dance lessons

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

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

GCAA Art Exhibit

Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Gulf Coast Art Association will hold its annual free exhibit during mall hours. 228-388-4636.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 28-30

Knitting classes

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Instructor Maryanne Anthony will host intermediate classes for the established knitter. Add eye-catching cables to your knitting. Prerequisites are a mastery of knit and purl stitches, casting on and off. Attendees will need to bring size 10 knitting needles, 1 skein of a light-color, bulky-weight yarn and a cable needle. Registration is required. Details: 228-875-1193.

11:30 a.m.

All-Star Luncheon Series: Stan Cliburn

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $10, includes lunch. Stan Cliburn from Jackson, Mississippi, found an MLB career as a catcher. He has a 25+ season career as a minor league manager and has won more than 1,500 games. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org


Meet Lynda.com

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Mississippi 603. Get a guided tour of the site where you can learn almost any software, business topic, web design and lots more. Lynda.com offers more than 4,700 video courses, available on the Web with your library card. Registration required. Details: 228-255-1724.

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

Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free admission. A great time to “treat” friends and family members to a night at the museum. Details: 228-897-6039 or www.lmdc.org.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Hero’s Haunt

Hero’s Laser Tag, 3340 C Avenue, Gulfport. $10. 228-239-3462.

6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 12

Bachata lessons

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Latin dance expert, Roberto Penefiel returns to the Amour Danzar ballroom to teach the authentic Bachata Dance steps from eastern Cuba. His interesting steps will be taught in 6 classes and cost $80.

6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Terror on the Coast

Haunted house at The Warehouse, 3450 Giles Road, Gulfport, features props from movie sets and actors in costume. $17. 228- 341-1327.

7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31

Dinner dances

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road., Gulfport. Dinner dances Oct. 14, 21 and 28. $6 dinner at 7:30 and the 8 p.m. the casual-dress dance that follows costs $10. Details: 228-324-3730.

7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 8 p.m.-10:15 p.m.


Health Wellness Fair and 5K Walk/Run

Qatar Center Boys & Girls Club, 220 Church Ave, Pass Christian. Gone Fishing Ministries and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church’s Health & Wellness Fair and 5K Walk/Run. The day will start at 7 a.m. registration for the 5K run/walk which will begin at 8 a.m. Participants can pre-register for $15 by contacting Sonya Ashley at 228-263-0703. Registration the day of the event will cost $20. Water and lunch provided.The health fair will start at 10 a.m. with vendors and activities for children and youth. Vendors will include Gulf Coast Health Educators; Mississippi Gulf Coast Health Department; Dixie WhiteHouse Blood Pressure Screening; Nutrition Education; Police Department; Fire Department; Safety and Self Defense. 228-263-0703.

8 a.m.

Craft Fair

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 12290 Depew Road, Gulfport. Free admission and parking. Craft show and baked goods. Details: 228-832-3244.

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Vietnam Commemoration Ceremony

Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi. Free. Recognizing our Vietnam veterans, their spouses and families at the Biloxi National Cemetery 228-388-6668. crusadersforveterans.com

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Halloween Not-So-Scary Trail

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier. Free. The C.L. Dees Trail will be transformed into the Not So Scary Trail. Ghosts, bats and spiders will be along the trail. Visitors will use a scavenger hunt form to attempt to find all the items along the trail. When finished visitors return to the visitor center for some well-earned candy.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29-30

Pumpkin Patch

Farmer Brown’s Southern Farm, 19162 Borzik Road, Saucier. $10. 228-364-2534.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30

Winnie-the-Pooh finale

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. We complete our celebration with Into the Woods with Winnie-the-Pooh. Come join us in at the Ocean Springs Library for hands-on activities and family fun. There will be refreshments, stories, arts and crafts, and more. This free event is for ages 3-12 and their families. 228-818-2878.

10 a.m.

First Fall Festival

Williams Family Farms, 98 B&W Road, Wiggins. Pumpkin patch, maze, live music, family-friendly activities. $9; free for children 2 and under. 601-528-0459.

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Seward Farms Corn Maze and Family Fun

Tanner Williams Road, Lucedale. Corn maze, pig races, hayrides, cow train, tube slide, corn cannon, farm animals, goat walk, pony rides and field of freight. $12 ages 3 and older. 228-641-3936.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 5

Community Empowerment Festival

John Henry Beck Park, 671 Division St., Biloxi. Hosted by Praise Temple of Biloxi and the East Biloxi Community Collaborative. Festival offers a 2,500-pound grocery giveaway, free hot lunch for all participants, a winter coat giveaway, health fair, empowerment stations, games for the children, and a costume contest. Details: 228-324-2876 or ladypickett78.np@gmail.com.

Noon-5 p.m.

Young Artist Vocal Competition

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. The 5th annual competition, sponsored by the Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus, will be in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Singers ages 15 to 25 will perform solos from Handel’s oratorio, “Messiah,” before a panel of judges. Winners will get the opportunity to perform their solo with the Messiah Chorus and orchestra in December. Scholarships will be awarded. All are invited to this free event. Audience will be able to vote for their favorite singer. 228-896-3355. messiahchorus.org

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Family Fun Fest

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Open House in the library meeting room. Families and children are invited to celebrate Halloween and compete in a costume contest. Enjoy stories, crafts, games, and snacks. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library. Details: 769-3060.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Halloween Party

American Legion, Joe Graham Post 119. Refreshments, children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent. Games, costume contest and more. 12320 Ashley Drive, Gulfport. 228-206-3201.

4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Trunk or Treat

Gulf Coast Family Church of the Nazarene, 14700 Big Ridge Road, Biloxi. Free. 228-875-0860.

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Boo Bash

Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park, 1177 20th Ave., Gulfport. Free. Games, handouts, train rides, face painting, live entertainment and refreshments.

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Fall Festival

Coalville United Methodist Church, 12298 Shorecrest Rd., Biloxi. Free. Free food, games, costume contest, drawing, puppet show, cake walk, haunted mansion. No evil, devilish or clown costumes, please. 228-392-5970 or www.coalvilleumc.org.

5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Pot luck dinner/dance party

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Potluck dinner 7 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $20. A wide variety of recorded dance music follows until 10:15. Bring a covered dish and wear a Halloween costume. Details: 228-324-3730.

6:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m.

Haunted Forest

Flint Creek Park, Wiggins. 228-297-0962.



Halloween Fun Festival

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. $6 per person; members free. Come in your favorite Halloween costume. Enjoy trick-or-treating at Kids Street, games, face painting and more. For details call 228-897-6039. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

1 p.m.-4 p.m.