What's Happening for APRIL (Updated April 3)
Send events of community interest in South Mississippi to mynews@sunherald.co...
West County Utility District board meeting: 9 a.m., District Office, 7312 Rose Farm Road, Ocean
Springs. Details: 872-3898...
Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Casual
dress. Details: 324-3730.
...
Tartan Day celebration: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Long Beach Town Green. Celebrate Celtic heritage with
Blarney Coast, Civil War re-e...
17th annual Art in the Pass: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5-6, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian. Painting,
fiber arts, pottery, p...
Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport.
Pine Hills Dulcimer & Friends performance: 7-9 p.m...
less. Details: 831-8854.
Red Cross blood drive: 1-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Mall, next to Belk entrance, 2600 Beach Blvd., Bilo...
Crime victim rights ceremony: 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. ceremony. St. Paul's United Methodist
Church, 6716 U.S. 90, Ocea...
Common Core workshop: 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Gulfport. Gulfport School District Common Core
curriculum coordinators will ...
NAMI support group meeting: 6-7:30 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. For
family and friends of peop...
redcrossblood.org, sponsor code BESTBUYGULFPORT.
American Red Cross lifeguard training: 4:30-6 p.m. April 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m...
March of Dimes benefit sale and pancake breakfast: 7 a.m.-noon, Boomtown Casino, Biloxi. Entry
donation: $1. Breakfast: $5...
Your Prosperity Picture seminar: 10 a.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12804 Mississippi 57. Workshop
focuses on prosperity a...
APRIL 13
Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Murray Hall, 8343 Woolmarket
Road, Woolmarket. Re...
APRIL 17
Business 101 Series class: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center, 1636
Popp's Ferry Road, ...
Bread making and baking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave.,
Gulfport. Tickets: $30 members,...
APRIL 29
Business 101 Series class: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center, 1636
Popp's Ferry Road,...
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  1. 1. What's Happening for APRIL (Updated April 3) Send events of community interest in South Mississippi to mynews@sunherald.com or fax to 896- 2104. Please label "What's Happening." TODAY Grand Tours of Ancient Egypt: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pass Christian Elementary. Hosted by gifted students in grades 2-5. Details: 669-9511. Friends of the Library semi-annual book sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 3-5, Lucedale-George County Public Library, 507 Oak St., next to City Park. Books and other items, $1 to $2. Details: 947-2123. Digital Literacy class series: 10:30 a.m. Ebay 101; 1 p.m. Cloud 101. Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Presenter: Andy Collins, broadband coordinator for the Mississippi State Extension Service. Limited space. Participants must have email accounts before class. Details: 452-4596. Gulf Coast Yacht & Boat Super Show: 1-7 p.m. April 3 for VIP Day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 4-5, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 6, Gulfport's Jones Park at U.S. 90 and U.S. 49. Advance general admission: $9. New and brokered boats and accessories. Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra trombone master class: 4 p.m., Saenger Theatre, Biloxi. Featuring Joe Alessi of New York Philharmonic. Applicants must submit recording and resume to GCSO. Details: 896-4276. Business 101 Series class: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: Think Like an Entrepreneur. Details: 396-8661 or 392-9741. Long Beach Community Bicycle Ride: 6 p.m., Harper McCaughan Town Green, Jeff Davis and Third Street. Bring bicycles and helmets. Five-mile loop of Long Beach. Optional Dutch dinner stop at end of ride. Details: 297-7229. Toast to Turtles: 6-8 p.m., Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, 10801 Dolphin Lane, Gulfport. Tickets: $50. Semi-casual attire. Silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, open bar. Details: 896-9182. FRIDAY
  2. 2. West County Utility District board meeting: 9 a.m., District Office, 7312 Rose Farm Road, Ocean Springs. Details: 872-3898. St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church fish fry: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through April 11. 3521 19th St., Gulfport. Cost; $9 fish plates, $16 all fish, $1 extra sides. Details: 863-7719. Field foray and celebration: 10 a.m., Bells Ferry Trail, Wolf River Coastal Preserve, Pass Christian. Celebrate work accomplished to keep Bells Ferry litter-free and safe. A new kiosk, built and designed by Habitat Stewards, will be unveiled. Details: 872-1032. Vintage cars visit: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St. See Model A's and T's (manufactured from 1913 to 1932) during the stop, presented by the Pineville Antique Auto Club. Details: 327-0183. Mississippi Gulf Coast Military Collectors Show: Noon-6 p.m. April 4; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5, D'Iberville Civic Center, 10383 Automall Parkway. Admission: $8 two-day pass or $5 per day. Details: 224-1120. Spring Mayhem: April 4-5, Harrison County Fairgrounds. Gates open to public at 6 p.m. April 4, followed by music and Miss-Ter Spring Mayhem 2014 Pageant. On April 5, registration for a Mud & Obstacle run will begin at 8 a.m. with the run at 9:15 a.m., and gates open at 10 a.m. for a day of activities, food, cruise in and entertainment. Benefit for Costumes For A Cause, a nonprofit organization that raises money to help local families affected by leukemia or cancer. Details: 861- 9270. 'Que at the View: 6-9 p.m. April 4, noon-4 p.m. April 5, Island View Casino, Gulfport. Teams compete for state Kansas City Barbecue Society title and more than $15,000 in cash and prizes. Live music. Cost: $10 per person, April 5. Includes sampling of all entries and casting a vote to select winner. Registration ended March 28. Details: 877-774-8439. French Club of Biloxi Friday night dinner: 6-8 p.m., 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $8 per plate. Details: 436-6472. Elks Lodge 2051 steak/fish dinner: 6:30-8 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive, Ocean Springs. Details: 872- 2501. Spring performance of Handel's "Messiah": 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Bay. St. Louis, 141 Main St. Long Beach Family Movie Night: 7:30 p.m., Harper McCaughan Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue. Showing "Tangled." Popcorn and soft drinks will be sold.
  3. 3. Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Casual dress. Details: 324-3730. "Period of Adjustment": 8 p.m., Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Tickets: $14 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older, veterans, military and students with ID, $6 children 12 and under. Note: Mature language. Details: 467-9024 or www.bsllt.org. "Gypsy": 8 p.m. April 4-5, 3 p.m. April 6, 8 p.m. April 11-12, 3 p.m. April 13, Gulfport Little Theatre, Pass Road at 13th Avenue. Tickets: Adults, $15; seniors and military, $12; students and children, $10. Reservations/details: 864-7983. SATURDAY Rock the Cause Domestic Violence Awareness 5K: 7 a.m. check-in and registration, 8 a.m. race time, Tri Hard Sports, 914 Bechtel Blvd., Ocean Springs. Race includes one-mile fun run. Proceeds to benefit Adrienne's House, a satellite domestic violence shelter of Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence. Birding field trip: 7:15 a.m. Stennis Welcome Center, Mississippi 607. Traveling new boardwalk to Logtown. Details: 861-1622. Junior fishing rodeo: 8-10 a.m., western side of Pass Christian Harbor. Free. Presented by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in associated with the Coastal Conservation Association of Mississippi and the Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival. For children 12 and under. Each child who fishes will win a prize, to be awarded at the festival in Pass Christian's War Memorial Park after the rodeo. Details: 475-7047. Relay For Life car wash: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Advance Auto, intersection of Chicot and Old Mobile Highway, Pascagoula. Sponsored by Moss Point Area Alumnae Chapter-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Refreshments sold, music, and donations accepted. Cars: $8. Other vehicles: $10. Sixth annual Day of Celebration Walk for Autism Awareness: 9 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. walk, Biloxi Town Green. Information booths, food and contests. Cost: $12 adults, $6 children 6-12 and free for people with autism. Details: 447-3567 or 233-4755. Shredding Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd.; and Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57. Details: St. Martin, 392-3250; Vancleave, 826-5857. Spring Fling in the Park: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bayou View Park, 4808 Harrison Circle, Gulfport. Event includes 1-mile fun run, fire truck demonstration, pony rides, face painting, bounce houses and kid fitness games. Proceeds benefit Westminster Academy.
  4. 4. Tartan Day celebration: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Long Beach Town Green. Celebrate Celtic heritage with Blarney Coast, Civil War re-enactors, Father of Water's Pipes and Drums, Haggis Rampant, Mississippi Magic Irish Dancers, New Orleans Celtic Harp Ensemble, Kirkin' of the Tartan, Massed Band & Clan Parade, vendors, food and more. Wear your kilt, tartan hat, tie, scarf or sash. Spring wildflower field walk: 10-11 a.m., Crosby Arboretum, Picayune. Learn about native wildflowers and other plants. Cost: Free, members; $5, nonmembers. Register by April 4. Details: 601-799-2311. Spring Fling: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 325 De La Pointe Drive, Gautier. Easter egg hunt, obstacle course, horses, face painting and door prizes. Refreshments. Free. Protect Your Pet rabies and microchip clinic: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane. Microchips: $15. Vaccinations and boosters: $10 each. Bring pets in carriers or on leashes, and aggressive animals need to be muzzled. Presented by the Jackson County Animal Shelter and the Animal Protection and Education Association. Living history of Beauvoir: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Presidential Library Building, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Interactive learning about Confederate soldier. Details: 388-4400. Orange Grove Lodge 635 spaghetti fundraiser: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 18042 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Cost: $8. Details: 297-9285 or 860-5414. Family Fragments -- Organizing Your Family History: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Biloxi Library, 580 Howard Ave. Refreshments provided. Reservations/details: 435-6280 or 435-4613. Celebrate the Gulf Marine Educational Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pass Christian War Memorial Park. View more than 25 exhibits that highlight the benefits of a healthy Gulf of Mexico. Held in conjunction with the Art in the Pass festival. Details: 475-7047 or 860-5634. Red Cross blood drive/bone marrow registry: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., bloodmobile, Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Part of the Costumes for A Cause Spring Mayhem Festival, a fundraiser for cancer and leukemia patients. Registration: redcrossblood.org, sponsor code NOCANCER. Respect Our Military fundraiser and job fair/resources: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Your Mama'z House, 12056 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. Veterans must provide a copy of DD214, valid VA card or current DOD ID for job fair. Cost: $5 entry for fundraiser. Event also includes poker run to five Auto Zone stores, with fee per hand. Barbecue cookoff, raffle, silent auction, door prizes and live music. Proceeds go to Crusaders for Veterans. Details: 217-201-1330.
  5. 5. 17th annual Art in the Pass: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5-6, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian. Painting, fiber arts, pottery, photography and more. Featured artist: Steampunk engineer Dr. von Walrod. Marine educational programs, cooking demonstrations and live music. Details: 475-7047. Bunny Good Time Easter Egg Hunt and storytime: 10:30 a.m. storytime, crafts and more; 11 a.m. hunt begins, Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. For ages one month to 5. Drawing for prizes, refreshments. Details: 475-7462. East Biloxi Community Collaborative community event: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St. All ages, lunch provided and door prizes. Collaborative made up of nonprofits, community leaders and residents. Young Patrons reception: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Side Porch Gallery, 953 A-Howard Ave., Biloxi. Details: 374-9504. Rules of the Road investing seminar: 2 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Part of Money Smart Week. Details: 875-1193. Stellaaaaaa Yelling Contest: 2 p.m., Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Annual tribute to Tennessee Williams. Details/tickets: 467-9024 or bsllt.org. Harrison County 25th annual Countywide Easter Egg Hunt: 2 p.m., at six locations: D'Iberville Sports Complex on Kajja Drive behind D'Iberville Elementary; Three Rivers Park on Three Rivers Road; West Harrison Community Park on Vidalia Road; North Gulfport Community Park on 34th Street behind 7th & 8th Grade school; Woolmarket Community Park on Mississippi 67; and Saucier Community Park on Saucier Lizana Road. Open to children 12 and under. Details: Harrison County Parks and Recreation, 832-8620 or 832-0080. City of Biloxi Easter Eggstravaganza: 2-4 p.m., Hiller Park softball fields, Biloxi. Egg hunt begins at 3 p.m. Easter carnival with refreshments, inflatables and games. Free Easter bags. Bring camera for pictures with Easter Bunny. For infants to age 11. Details: Parks and Recreation Department, 388- 7170. First Saturday Cruise-in: 6-9 p.m., west end of Promenade Mall in D'Iberville. Presented by the Mississippi Beach Cruisers Car club. Details: 324-1301. 14th annual Le Bal au Chocolate: 6-10 p.m., Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi Grand Ballroom. Tickets: $80 per person, $750 reserved tables of 10. Experience 19th-century France at the Bal du Moulin Rouge. Details: 818-2878 or themaryc.org. Spring performance of Handel's "Messiah": 7 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium, Mississippi Gulf Coast
  6. 6. Community College, Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. Pine Hills Dulcimer & Friends performance: 7-9 p.m., Center Stage, Biloxi. Also with Al & Tiny's Show Band. Music consists of Appalachian type music and hymns. Tickets: $10, available at the door or centerstagebiloxi.org. French Club of Biloxi Saturday night dance: 8 p.m.-midnight, 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $8 single, $15 couple. Details: 436-6472. Something Old, Something New: 8 p.m., Saenger Theatre, Biloxi. American composer James Beckel's Trombone Concerto will have its world premiere. The soloist for the Trombone Concerto will be Joe Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic. Alessi also will perform a concerto by Nino Rota. Presented by the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Music Director John Strickler. Tickets: 896-4276. SUNDAY VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m. April 6, 13, 20, 27, 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville. Flora, Fauna and Other Life Forms opening reception: 2-4 p.m., Side Porch Gallery, 953-A Howard Ave., Biloxi. Featuring the work of sculptor Richard Swenson, mixed-media artist Annette Bailey Blocker and painter Athene Schuck. Exhibit open through May 30. Details: 374-9504. Gulf Coast Stamp Club meeting: 2:30 p.m., St. Martin Library, Lemoyne Boulevard. Details: gulfcoaststampclub@yahoo.com. Spring performance of Handel's "Messiah": 3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 921 Ocean Ave., Ocean Springs. Hats and High Tea Jazz and Juleps: 3 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 705 Rayburn Ave., Ocean Springs. Tickets: $20. A fashion show of garden attire, food, and tea. Details: 875-4454. MONDAY Red Cross volunteer community appreciation: 8-9:30 a.m., Island View Casino, 3300 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Details: 896-4511. Gulf Coast Newcomers new member brunch: 10 a.m., 118909 Summerhaven Circle, Gulfport. The club is open to any man or woman who has resided in the three coastal counties for three years or
  7. 7. less. Details: 831-8854. Red Cross blood drive: 1-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Mall, next to Belk entrance, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Registration: redcrossblood.org, sponsor code EWMALL. Stocks seminar: 5:30-7 p.m., Lucedale-George County Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Theme: Take Stock in the Market. Learn basics of common stocks and proven strategies. Details: 601-94- -2123. French Club of Biloxi Women's Auxiliary meeting: 6 p.m., 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Details: 436- 6472. TUESDAY Jackson County VA2VETS outreach initiative: 8-11 a.m., American Legion Post 160, 1019 Market St., Pascagoula. 20th annual Governor's Job Fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave. Details: 896- 6912. Gulf Cosat Newcomers monthly luncheon and hat contest: 11 a.m. social hour, noon luncheon, Great Southern Club, Gulfport. Cost of meal: $15 at the door. The club is a group of more than 160 men and women who have resided in the three coastal counties for three years or less. Annual dues: $15. Details: 831-8854. Your Prosperity Picture seminar: Noon, Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane. Workshop focuses on prosperity and becoming successful. Reservations: 497-4531. Stone County VA2VETS outreach initiative: 1-4 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2706, 201 Central Ave. East, Wiggins. Investments with a fixed income seminar: Lucedale-George County Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Details: 601-947-2123. Rules of the Road investing seminar: 5:30 p.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12804 Mississippi 57. Part of Money Smart Week. Details: 826-5857. VFW Post 6731 Ladies Auxiliary meeting: 6 p.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville.
  8. 8. Crime victim rights ceremony: 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. ceremony. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 6716 U.S. 90, Ocean Springs. Presented by District Attorney Tony Lawrence. Details/RSVP: 769-3045. Farmer's market cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Tickets: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details/registration: 897-6039 or lmdc.org. Hal Linden Community Concert: 7 p.m., Biloxi Saenger, 170 Reynoir. Tickets: $20 nonmembers. A 90-minute concert will highlight his life. Reservations suggested. Details: 243-3940. WEDNESDAY Harrison County Communications Commission meeting: 9 a.m., Robert J. Curry Public Safety Center, 2220 15th St., Gulfport, in the GAPS Room, third floor. Details: 831-0760. Fetal infant mortality review/quarterly community action team meeting: 9-10:30 a.m., Knight Nonprofit Building, banquet room, 11975 Seaway Road, Gulfport. Speaker: Dina Ray, director of Mississippi March of Dimes. Please RSVP by April 7 to: cherylcolemandoyle@gmail.com. Pass Christian Theatre Project open auditions: 6 p.m. April 9, noon April 12, Randolph Center, 320 Clark St. Play is "Scenic Drive." Details: passtheatre@aol.com. Amour Danzar's Columbian Salsa class: 6:30 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $50 for six-week class. Details: 324-3730. French Club of Biloxi men's meeting: 7 p.m., 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Details: 436-6472. april 10 Fifth annual Disability Connection Art Ability Fair: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Donal Snyder Community Center in Biloxi. Free day to explore a variety of art classes for ages 8 to adults who have intellectual disabilities, including autism and other challenges to art. Registration is necessary. Lunch is provided. Registration/details: 604-4020. Red Cross blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3:30-7:30 p.m., bloodmobile, Blue Cliff College, 12251 Bernard Parkway, Gulfport. Registration: redcrossblood.org, sponsor code BLUECLIFF. Sons of American Revolution luncheon meeting: 11:30 a.m., China Star Restaurant, 353 Courthouse Road, Gulfport. Details: 863-4420.
  9. 9. Common Core workshop: 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Gulfport. Gulfport School District Common Core curriculum coordinators will conduct workshop. Discussion on the standards, resources available to teachers and suggested reading to parents. RSVP to Brenda Blount at CRM2961@bn.com. S u p p o r t g r o u p f o r p a r e n t s and caregivers of children with autism and other developmental disabilities: 4:30-6 p.m., Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities, 4061 Suzanne Drive, D'Iberville. Group meets the second Thursday of each month. Details/RVSP: 396-4434 or mcardd@gmail.com. Biloxi Excel By Five Community parenting class: 5 p.m. dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. class, Biloxi Resource Center, 140 St. John Ave. Title: The Spirited Child, Part 1. Details: 297-6808. Business 101 Series class: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: Starting a Business-First Steps. Details: 396-8661 or 392-9741. Annuities and retirement seminar: 5:30-7 p.m., Lucedale-George County Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Learn about different types of annuities and long-term strategies of retirement advice. Details: 601-947-2123. Your Prosperity Picture seminar: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Workshop focuses on prosperity and becoming successful. Reservations: 875-1193.
  10. 10. NAMI support group meeting: 6-7:30 p.m., Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview St. For family and friends of people with mental illness. Details: 990-4196 or 990-0795. Celebrate Recovery: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 5007 Lawson Ave., Gulfport. Trash to Treasure Mosaics: 6-8 p.m. April 10, 17, 24. Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Creel House Studio, Biloxi. Four-week class appropriate for ages 15 and up. Instructor: Clair Etzold. Cost: $121.50 members, $135 nonmembers. Learn about surfaces, materials, tools, adhesives and composition. Bring safety glasses. Details and registration: 374-5547. Multimedia lecture: 6-8 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Speaker: Brent Funderburk. Topic: A World Vision of Art, Nature and Man. Light refreshments. Contact: 872-3164. "Guys and Dolls": 7 p.m. April 10-11, Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts, Pearl River Community College, Poplarville. Presented by the Department of Fine Arts and Communication. Reserved seating tickets: $20, $15 and $10. Details/tickets: 601-403-1180. Dreams: A Celebration of Broadway: 7-10 p.m., Beau Rivage Theatre, Biloxi. More than 300 performers in a multimedia musical event. Benefit for the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center WINGS Performing Arts Program. Tickets: $20 general seating, $10 students and seniors, available through PayPal on lmdc.org. Details: 897-6039. APRIL 11 Hancock Middle School seventh annual eighth-grade pledge ceremony: 8:30 a.m., gym, 7070 Stennis Airport Road, Kiln. Details: 467-1889. St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church fish fry: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. 3521 19th St., Gulfport. Cost; $9 fish plates, $16 all fish, $1 extra sides. Details: 863-7719. Red Cross blood drive: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 4800 Amoco Road, Moss Point. Commemoration of the Louisiana Native Guards and Living History Camp: 10:30 a.m. events begin, April 11-13, Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island. Ship Island excursion, 10:30 a.m. April 12-13, from Ship Island Ferry dock, Gulfport. Discount ferry tickets online at louisiananativeguard.com. Details: 864-1014. Red Cross blood drive: 1-6 p.m., bloodmobile, Best Buy, 10545 U.S. 49, Gulfport. Registration:
  11. 11. redcrossblood.org, sponsor code BESTBUYGULFPORT. American Red Cross lifeguard training: 4:30-6 p.m. April 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12, 13 and 19, Pass Christian Yacht Club. Must be a strong swimmer, at least 15 years old. Class size limited. Details: 504-232-3998 or shawnroeling@yahoo.com. http://www.learnleanlogistics.com/understanding-value-chain-processes/ Investing seminar: 5:30-7 p.m., Lucedale-George County Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Develop a strategy in investments for the future. Details: 601-947-2123. 36th annual Easter Egg Hunt: 5:30 p.m. Easter bunny landing and meet-and-greet; 6 p.m. baby bunnies hunt, ages 2-5; 7:45 p.m. flashlight hunt, grades 1-4; Beach Park, Pascagoula. Bring flashlight and basket. Details: 938-2356. VFW Post 5931 steak dinner: 6 p.m., 400 Clarence Ave., Pass Christian. Cost: $15. Easter Bunny cooking class: 6-7:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Tickets: $25, one parent and child, $5 each additional child. Details/registration: 897-6039 or lmdc.org. French Club of Biloxi Friday night dinner: 6-8 p.m., 182 Howard Ave, Biloxi. Cost: $8 per plate. Details: 436-6472. "The Passion Play": 7 p.m. April 11-12, 2:30 p.m. April 13, Bel-Aire Baptist Church, 15080 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Admission free, but offering will be taken. Details: 832-1996. Third annual Words and Music Community Culture Series concert: 7 p.m., Pass Christian City Hall Courtyard, 111 Hiern Ave. Features Rayo Brothers of Lafayette, La., who mix bluegrass, blues and outlaw country. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Details: 452-4596. "Mousetrap": 8 p.m. April 11-12, 2 p.m. April 13, Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center. Ocean Springs. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 students, military, seniors, $8 for children under 10. Presented by the Walter Anderson Players. Details: 818-2878. Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Casual dress. Details: 324-3730. APRIL 12
  12. 12. March of Dimes benefit sale and pancake breakfast: 7 a.m.-noon, Boomtown Casino, Biloxi. Entry donation: $1. Breakfast: $5, and includes one entry to the sale. Details: 436-7533. Second Saturday meetup with Singing River cyclists: 8 a.m., Beach Park, Pascagoula. All ages, refreshments provided after ride. Details: 938-2356. Birding field trip: 8 a.m., meet at railroad entrance to Clower Thornton Nature Trail, Gulfport. Details: 236-5240. Kayaking for a Kause: 8 a.m. kayaker check-in, 9-10 a.m. kayak load-in, 10 a.m. route begins. Registration and T-shirt: $25. Family package of four: $80. Kayakers must be 12 and older; tandem passengers 11 and younger with adults only. Rented kayaks will be available. The route travels from the Dock Bar & Grill on Gulfport Lake to Bayou Bernard and back to The Dock. Kayaker entry deadline was March 31. Details: 216-7858. Wildlife Care and Rescue Center Family Camporee: April 12-13, with check-in at 8 a.m. April 12, Shepard State Park, Gautier. Educational wildlife programs, activities, campfire stories and songs. Campers bring your own food, tent and camping necessities. Cost: $30 per family up to four; two more patrons may be added at $10 each. Preregistration required. Details: 669-4796. http://www.usanfranonline.com/programs/certificates/supply-chain-management/ Breakfast with the Bunny: 8-10 a.m., Half Shell Oyster House, 125 Lameuse St., Biloxi. Cost: $5 for pancakes, sausage and juice. Bring camera to take photos. Sponsored by Nativity BVM Elementary. Pitch, Hit and Run: 9 a.m. registration at Pascaguola Recreation Center, 10 a.m. competition at Gibson Field. Ages 7-14. Compete in four levels of competition. Winner will go to regional competition to compete for national spot. Details: 938-2356. Summer playground program: 9 a.m.-noon, Woolmarket Elementary School Gym, 12513 John Lee Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-7170. Second annual Harbor Fest: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Jones Park, Gulfport. Arts and crafts, barbecue festival, photos with the Easter Bunny, kid's village, pet adoption, microchip and rabies clinic, live music. Admission: $5; free to ages 16 and under. Presented by Humane Society of South Mississippi, Ron Meyers Production and BBQ World. Red Cross blood drive: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cross Point Church, 15046 North Swan Road, Lyman. Registration: redcrossblood.org, sponsor code CROSSPOINT. Fourth annual Classic Car Show: 10 a.m., D'Iberville Moose Lodge 332, 5145 W. Gay Road. Details: 861-1680.
  13. 13. Your Prosperity Picture seminar: 10 a.m., Vancleave Public Library, 12804 Mississippi 57. Workshop focuses on prosperity and becoming successful. Reservations: 826-5857. Engineering is Elementary: 10 a.m.-noon, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Monthly class includes hands-on activity. Recommended for grades 3-5. Must preregister. Cost: $10. Details/preregistration: 897-6039 or lmdc.org. Teen etiquette/ballroom dancing class: 10 a.m.-noon beginning April 12, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 366 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Six-week program. Limited space includes four-course dining experience. For ages 13-18. Details: 327-0183. Pet pictures with the Easter Bunny: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jackson County Animal Shelter, 4400 Audubon Lane, Gautier. Photo cost: $10. Proceeds benefit the shelter. Bring pets on leashes or in carriers. Pascagoula River Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Scranton Nature Center, 3928 Nathan Hale Ave. Bike ride and kayaking on the blueway. Petting zoo and kayaking in the lake. Learn the history of Pascagoula River, wetland, alligators. Details: 938-2356. Your Own Teen Story workshop: 1-3 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Registration limited to 12 participants in eight to 10th grades and includes a copy of "Bird Face," a teen novel written by presenter Cynthia T. Toney. Details: 818-2878. Citywide Easter Eggstravaganza: 2-4 p.m., hunt begins at 3 p.m., Woolmarket School grounds, 12513 John Lee Road, Biloxi. Ages 11 and younger. Games, refreshments. Bring camera to take pictures with Easter Bunny. Details: 388-7170. Orange Grove Carnival Association annual membership drive and fish fry: 2-7 p.m., Harrison County Fairgrounds Soccer Pavilion, County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: free for current members, $10 nonmembers, free for kids 10 and under. Details: 341-1719 or 697-1865. Fashionetta Cotillion Scholarship Program competition: 7 p.m., Frank Gruich Community Center, Biloxi. Debutantes have attended workshops and community-service events. Tickets: $20. Details/tickets: uco1908@gmail.com. Cruisin' with the Crescents presents Rolling on the River: 7-11 p.m., Our Lady of the Gulf Community Center, Bay St. Louis. Enjoy the sights, sounds, cuisine and culture of the Mighty Mississippi. Details: 467-7048, ext. 103. Big Spring Blues Show and Dance: 8 p.m., 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. Featuring Homemade Jamz Blues Band. Tickets: $22. Advance tickets and details: 342-5770.
  14. 14. APRIL 13 Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Murray Hall, 8343 Woolmarket Road, Woolmarket. Registration: redcrossblood.org, sponsor code STMARYWOOLMARKET. Jazz Society jam session: 2-5 p.m., Gulfport Elks Lodge 978, 12010 Klein Road. Adults only, casual dress. Nonmembers: $6. Details: 392-4177. APRIL 14 Spring Break Camp: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 14-17, Pascagoula Recreation Center. Ages 6-12. Cost: $85 residents, $105 nonresidents. Arts and crafts, trip to Stennis Space Center, egg hunt and more. Registration/details: 938-2356. Camp Special Forces: 7:30-8:30 a.m. drop-off at Pascagoula Recreation Center, 4-5 p.m. pick-up, April 14-17. Pascagoula fire, police, and recreation departments generate positive partnerships with teenagers. Cost: $50 per child. Snack provided, but participants must bring lunch. Ages 13-16. Registration/details: 938-2356. APRIL 15 Facade Grant presentation: 8 a.m., Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 720 Krebs Ave., Pascagoula. Awarding 20 grants to businesses throughout Jackson County. Details: 762-3391. Voter Awareness Day: 1-5 p.m., Isiah Fredericks Community Center, 3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Voter registration. Details: 669-2001. Spring Into Action blood drive: 1-6:30 p.m., next to Belk entrance at Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Registration: redcrossblood.org, sponsor code SPRING. APRIL 16 Red cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus, Gautier. Registration: redcrossblood.org, sponsor code MGCCCJACKSON. Freshwater Pearl Jewelry Workshop: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi. Instructor: Cindy Stewart. Bring lunch or snack. Cost: $40.50 members, $45 nonmembers. Details and registration: 374-5547.
  15. 15. APRIL 17 Business 101 Series class: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: How to Develop a Business Plan. Details: 396-8661 or 392-9741. Celebrate Recovery: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 5007 Lawson Ave., Gulfport. Fishing angler seminars: 6-8 p.m., Gulf Coast Research Laboratory-Caylor Auditorium, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Fee: $25 per session. Presenter: Harriet Perry, senior research scientist in the GCRL Center for Fisheries and Research and Development, and Sonny Schindler of Shore Things Charters. Theme: The Secrets to Catching More Cobia. Details and preregistration: 669-8612. APRIL 18 French Club of Biloxi Friday night dinner: 6-8 p.m., 182 Howard Ave, Biloxi. Cost: $8 per plate. Details: 436-6472. Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Casual dress. Details: 324-3730. APRIL 19 USM Jazz and Blues Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gulf Park campus, Long Beach. Main stage schedule: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Larry Panella; 12:30-2 p.m., The Coast Big Band; 2:30-4 p.m., Excelsior Band; and 4:30-6 p.m., Mississippi Rail Company. Side stage schedule: noon-12:30 p.m., Jessie Loya; 2-2:30 p.m., Jimmy Robinson; and 4-4:30 p.m., Jimmy Robinson. An Easter egg hunt, for children ages 12 and under, will begin at 11 a.m. near the festival grounds. Other children's activities, sponsored by student organizations at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, will be available. Pass Christian Art Association meeting: 2 p.m., Pass Christian Library. Details: 662-560-8002. French Club of Biloxi Saturday night dance: 8 p.m.-midnight, 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $8 single, $15 couple. Details: 436-6472. APRIL 22 Voter Awareness Day: 1-6:30 p.m., Orange Grove Community Center, 14416 Dedeaux Road (formerly the Klein Road Church of God). Voter registration. Details: 669-2001.
  16. 16. Bread making and baking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Tickets: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details/registration: 897-6039 or lmdc.org. How to Heal the Sick advanced classes: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, April 22-May 20, New Beginnings Healing Room, 1073 Acadian Drive, Suite A, Gulfport. Cost: $35. Preregistration/details: 284-1672. APRIL 23 Mental Health First Aid training: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Knight Nonprofit Building, 11975 Seaway Road, Gulfport. Cost: $35. Eight-hour class. Lunch is on your own. Participants learn a five-step action plan to help people cope with mental health problems. Details: 206-4177, ext. 223. APRIL 24 Business 101 Series class: 5:30-7 p.m., Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: Cash Flow Projections for your Business Plans. Details: 396-8661 or 392- 9741. Celebrate Recovery: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 5007 Lawson Ave., Gulfport. APRIL 25 Free Friday Night at Lynn Meadows: 5-8 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. French Club of Biloxi Friday night dinner: 6-8 p.m., 182 Howard Ave, Biloxi. Cost: $8 per plate. Details: 436-6472. Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Casual dress. Details: 324-3730. APRIL 26 Magnolia Chamber Orchestra Cafe Series: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Mississippi Sound Welcome Center, Biloxi. Free. Sponsored by Finest Grind Coffee House in Ocean Springs. Details: 374-5547.
  17. 17. APRIL 29 Business 101 Series class: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: Starting a Business-First Steps. Details: 396-8661 or 392-9741. Voter Awareness Day: 1-6:30 p.m., Orange Grove Community Center, 14416 Dedeaux Road (formerly the Klein Road Church of God). Voter registration. Details: 669-2001. Something New, Something Later cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Tickets: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Include a take-home meal. Details/registration: 897-6039 or lmdc.org.

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