Friday, October 18, 2013

What's Happening for OCTOBER (Updated Oct. 19)

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Mississippi Coast RC Club Fall Fly In and Airshow: 8 a.m., 14665 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Admission is free. Alcohol and pets are not allowed. Details:

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk, Biloxi Town Green. Details: 896-7024.

HOG Ride charity motorcycle event for the Home of Grace: 8 a.m. breakfast and opening ceremony, 14200 Jericho Road, Vancleave. Motorcycle ride from Home of Grace to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum at 10:30 a.m. Registration: free for non-riders, $50 for riders, with alumni and group discounts available. Details: 826-5283.

Honor Flight 5K run/walk: 8 a.m., Air National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center, Hewes Avenue, Gulfport. Cost: $25, $20 for veterans, retirees and active service members. Run/walk held as a fundraiser for the final encore Honor Flight. Details: 217-9296.

25th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup: 8-11 a.m., more than 70 sites throughout South Mississippi. Details: 877-BEACH-05.

The Pass Christian Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon, War Memorial park, Pass Christian. Details: 297-3040.

A.C.T. Workshop for high school students: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. workshop session start, Isiah Fredericks Community Center, Martin Luther King Drive, Gulfport. Details: 868-1218 or 392-6864.

27th annual Fall Muster: 9 a.m. Oct. 19-20, Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home, U.S. 90, Biloxi. Tickets: $9 adults, $7.50 for seniors and military, children under 6 are free. Details: 388-4400.

West Biloxi Library book sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2047 Pass Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-5696.

13th annual Ocean Springs Renaissance Faire: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20, 4900 Riley Road, Ocean Springs, behind St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Ocean Springs. Admission: $5 per person, children under 8 are free. Details: 239-2131.

Gautier Mullet and Music Fest: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 20, downtown Gautier. Details: 215-0828.

Northwood Church women's event: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 14281 O'Neal Road, Gulfport. Conference will include teaching sessions, vendors, live music and more. Ladies 12 years old and up are invited to attend. Cost: $25. Childcare will not be provided. Details: 832-5100.

Christus Victor Lutheran Church Blessing of the Pets: 10 a.m., 2755 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Details: 875-2446

Painted Pumpkins for kids: 10-11 a.m., The Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune. Pumpkin decorating for Halloween. Cost: $4 for members, $6 for nonmembers. Details: 601-799-231.

Come and Read to the Dogs! - Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi's Children Reading Program: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Details: 452-4596.

Garden Park Medical Center Fall Festival and 40th Anniversary celebration: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Community Blvd., Gulfport. Kids games, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit the United Way of South Mississippi and the American Heart Association.

Third annual miniature golf tournament: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Big Play Family Fun Center, 1836 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Sponsored by the K&J Foundation. Cost: $25 per person or $100 for team of four. Details: 326-3833.

Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 322 Davis Ave., Pass Christian. Health Screenings, flu shots, massages games, food and gospel singing. Details; 265-0221

Games Day: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Gautier Community Center, 2101 Library Lane. Details: 249-6782.

87th annual St. Rose de Lima Heritage Festival: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, 301 S. Necaise Ave., Bay St. Louis. Festival will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts, kids games and more. Details: 467-7347.

Bachtoberfest: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Pascagoula Riverfront Park. The Gulf Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform. Admission: $15 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under.

Praise in the Park 2013: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Lucedale City Park, Lucedale. Tickets: $10 each for groups of 15 or more, $15 day of show or $12 each for 14 or less. Details:

Mississippi Coastal Clean up Commemorative Quilt Exhibit: Noon-4 p.m.. Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Edgewater Mall, 2800 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Volunteers may come sign the quilt.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Military Collectors Show: Noon-6 p.m., D'Iberville Civic Center, 10383 Auto Mall Parkway, D'Iberville. Admission: $5, free to World War II veterans. Details: 224-1120.

Our Lady of Fatima School's Halloween Carnival and Chili Cook-Off: Noon-8 p.m., 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi. Silent auction opens at noon, chili open at 2 p.m. kids games, costume contests and more. Details: 547-1315.

South Mississippi Linux Users Group: 2 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 300 W. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details:

4th annual Blessing of the Animals Ceremony: 2 p.m., The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 1904 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Donations will be collected for the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Details: 863-7389.

Fourth annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony: 2 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 1904 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 863-7389.

Pass Christian Art Association meeting: 2-4 p.m., Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Guest speaker: Local artist Tazewell. Details: 452-7741.

Seventh annual cow festival: 2-8 p.m., 31492 Anner Road, Carriere. Fireworks, raffles, hay rides and more. Details: 601-337-2224.

"Blue": 8 p.m., 3 p.m. Oct. 20, Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave. Cost. $15. Details: 864-7983.

Gulf Coast Down Syndrome Society 2013 Buddy Walk: 3 p.m. check-in, 4:15 p.m. walk, Gulfport Sportsplex, just off Landon Road, Gulfport. Details: 447-0270.

South Mississippi Swap meeting: 3-5 p.m., Harmony Hall, 2514 19th Ave., Gulfport. Details: 364-2461.

Nativity B.V.M. Elementary 55th annual Halloween Carnival: 4-10 p.m., 1046 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 432-2269.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 Italian dinner: 5-7:30 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids. Details: 872-2501.

Halloween in Woolmarket: 6 p.m., Woolmarket School grounds, 12513 John Lee Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-7170.

Gulfport's Second annual boo halloween quilt Bash: 6-7 p.m., Barksdale Pavilion, Jones Park, Gulfport. Halloween themed event will include a kids train, costume contest and more. Details: 868-5881.

Orange Grove Carnival Association $2,500 drawdown: 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. drawdown, Harrison County Evacuation Center, 15035 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $25 per ticket admits two. Details: 341-1719.

City of Gautier's Halloween Haunted trails: 6:30-10 p.m., Oct. 19, 25-26 and 31, Shepard State Park, 1034 Graveline Road, Gautier. Details: 497-2244.

Center Stage Theatre Longshot Comedy Improv: 7 p.m., Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi. All seats: $10. Details: 388-6352 or 861-2241.

Mississippi Rollergirls match: 7 p.m., Harrison County Skate Park, DeBuys Road, Gulfport. Tickets: $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under.

Night of a Thousand Screams Haunted House: 7-10 p.m., Oct. 19-20, 26-27 and 31, Pascagoula Recreation Center, 2935 Pasagoula St. Tickets: $5. Details: 938-2356.

Silver Scream in concert: Biloxi Saenger Theater, Reynoir Avenue. Tickets: $20. Details: 297-9975.

Saturday Night dance w/ Nick Mattina and The Checkmates: 8 p.m., French Club, 182 E. Howard Ave., Biloxi. Details: 436-6472.

OCT. 20

Benefit lunch and raffle for Johnny Kirkland: noon-3 p.m., Venues Seafood Restaurant, Caillavet Street and U.S. 90, Biloxi. Details: 365-0212.

Jackson County Fair: rides will open on 4 p.m. Oct. 20-24, 2 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m. Oct. 26 and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Pascagoula. Art and other exhibits will open at 9 a.m. Details: 762-6043.

VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8 a.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville.

OCT. 21

Pass Christian Historical Society luncheon: Noon, 203 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Guest speaker: Amy McLaughlin. Details: 452-7254.

Introduction to Chair Yoga: 1 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Class size is limited to the first 30 teens or adults to register. Details: 769-3060, ext. 1.

DAV Chapter 5 general membership meeting: 7 p.m., 2600 23rd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 871-5463.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus fall rehearsals: 7 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 2, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus. New singers welcome no audition required.

Mississippi Coast Amateur Radio Association monthly meeting: 7 p.m., Gulfport Fire Station, 1515 23rd St., Gulfport. Details: 223-1515.

Latin dance classes: 7:30 p.m., Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Classes run for six weeks. Details: 324-3730.

OCT. 22

Harrison County Development Commission Board of Commissioners meeting: 8:15 a.m., 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 896-5020.

Starting a Business-First Steps: 9:30 a.m., The Innovation Center, 1636 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 396-8661.

Affordable Care Act workshop: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Gulfport Library, 1708 25th Ave., Gulfport. Details: 871-7171.

American Red Cross blood drive: noon-5 p.m., Hollywood Casino, Cypress Cove Ballroom C, 711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St., Louis. Details: 224-6107.

Motivational speaker Greg Smith on silencing the negative voice within: 12:45-2 p.m., Knight Non-profit Center, Seaway Road, Gulfport.

Seventh annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour: 3:30 p.m. opening ceremony Oct. 22 only, 4-7 p.m. tour. The self-guided tour repeats from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Biloxi City Cemetery. Details: 435-6339.

35th annual Salute to the Military: 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner, Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, U.S. 90, Biloxi. Guest speakers: Gov. Phil Bryant, General James F. Amos, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo and more. Tickets: $60 for civilians and retired military, $50 for uniformed military. Reserved tables of 10 available for $600 for civilians and retired, $500 for uniformed. Details: 604-0014.

Salina & Sal's Sicilian Supper Cooking Class: 6 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Tickets: $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.

Intermediate zombie workshop: 6-7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $85 members, $95 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.

Tailgate Time Ungala for the Boys and Girls Club: 6-8 p.m., Gulf Hills Resort, Ocean Springs. Tickets: $25 per person, includes food and two drink tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Mary B. Ruddiman Unit. Details: 762-3497.

Mississippi College Singers concert: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Long Beach, 300 N Cleveland Ave. Details: 864-2584.

OCt. 23

Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Mayor: 7:30 a.m., Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 S. Market St. Cost: $10. Details: 604-0014.

American Red Cross blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Gulfport High School, 100 Perry St., Gulfport. Details: Details: 224-6107.

Singing River Health System AARP Driver Safety Program: 9 a.m., Ocean Springs Hospital boardroom. Cost: $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Details: 497-7470.

Friends of the Pass Christian Public Library membership meeting: 6 p.m., 111 Hiern Ave. Guest speaker: Jerusha Bosarge of Character Publishing. Details: 452-4596.

OCT. 24

Downtown Biloxi Farmers Market Festival: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Under I-110 off Howard and Hopkins, Biloxi. Details: 388-7170.

Seek the Unknown scavenger hunt: 3:30-5 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. For kids in grades 7 to 12, held in celebration of Teen Read Week. Details: 769-3060.

St. Martin Public Library Halloween Cupcake decorating workshop: 5:30 p.m., St. Martin Library meeting room, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., St. Martin. Children must be accompanied by an adult and supplies will be furnished. Registration is suggested as seats are limited. Details: 392-3250.

Oysters - Science on the Halfshell: 6 p.m., Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, 1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi. Details: 475-7047.

Mississippi School of the Arts information event: 6-8 p.m., Home2 Suites by Hilton, 3810 Promenade Parkway, D'Iberville. Parents and prospective students can come learn more about the school. Details: 601-823-1300.

Celebrate Recovery support group meeting: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 5007 Lawson Ave., Gulfport.

Oct. 25

Bay BridgeFest 2013: Oct. 25-27, downtown Bay St. Louis. Cost: $6 per day, children 12 and under are free. Free admission for military, EMS, police and firefighters on Oct. 27. Details:

American Red Cross blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Camellia Home Health and Hospice, 4211 Hospital Road, Pascagoula. Details: 224-6107.

United Way for Jackson & George Counties Born Learning Outdoor Trail: 10 a.m.-noon, Moss Point Riverfront. The trail will help parents and caregivers support early education for children.

American Red Cross blood drive: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Pet Clinic, 8195B Woolmarket Road. Details: 224-6107.

Senior Halloween Bash: noon-2 p.m., Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-2494.

Blossman Family YMCA Fall Fest: 4-6:30 p.m., 1810 Government St., Ocean Springs. The event will include a costume contest, kids games and activities, food and more. Details: 875-5050.

Taste of Harvest Food & Wine Tastings: 5-7 p.m., Redding House, 770 Jackson St., Biloxi. Silent auction, live music and more. Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door. All proceedsd benefit Hands On Mississippi. Details: 697-3714.

Fleur De Lis Society dinner: 5-7 p.m., The French Club, 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Cost: $7. Details: 436-6472.

Halloween at Hiller Park: 5:30 p.m., 377 Hiller Drive, Biloxi. Details: 388-7170.

"Godspell Jr.": 7 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Presented by the WINGS Performing Arts. Recommended for upper elementary students and above. Tickets: $7 for students, $10 seniors, military and LMDC members, $13 for general admission. Details: 897-6039.

"Misery": 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 2 p.m. Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Nov. 1-2, Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St. Details: 432-8543.

Amour Danzar Friday Night dance: 8-10 p.m., 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Cost: $10. Details: 324-3730.

Oct. 26

Steps To Freedom 5K Run-Walk: 7:30 a.m., across the Biloxi Bay bridge. Registration: $15 per person. Proceeds benefit the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. Details: 896-0601.

Fishing for Catfish Kids Day: 7:30 a.m. registration, Hiller Park, 377 Hiller Drive, Biloxi. Details: 388-7170.

Orange Grove Kiwanis annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast: 7:30-11 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, Landon Road, Gulfport. Details: 860-3311.

The Pass Christian Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian. Details: 297-3040.

Singing River Health Systems fundraiser: 9-11 a.m., Fort Maurepas, Front Beach Ocean Springs. Sponsored by the SHRS respiratory departments. Details: 224-2979.

Pass Christian Historical Society Trash or Treasure event: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 203 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Cost: $20 for the first item, $10 for the second with a three-item limit.

Fourth annual Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Diamondhead Community Church, 5301 Diamondhead Circle. Raffle proceeds support the missions of the church.

Ocean Springs Middle School 2013 Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3600 Hanshaw Road. Ocean Springs. Tickets are $1 and the festival is sponsored by school clubs and organizations in cooperation with the school's PTO. All proceeds will benefit student classes, clubs and teams. Details: 860-0015.

TULLIBEE Base of USSVI and the Subvettes of TULLIBEE Base monthly meeting: 11 a.m., Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 324-8196.

Halloween Festival at LMDC: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.

Ocean Springs Municipal Library Princess Tea: 1-2 p.m., Ocean Springs Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Attendees are limited and the event is intended for ages 5 to 10 years old. Princess gowns are encouraged. Details: 875-1193.

Crooked Letter Brewing Company Haunted House Brewery Tour: 1-9 p.m., 1805 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $10 adults, free for those 20 years old and under. Those 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Details: 238-1414.

Christus Victor Lutheran Church German dinner: 2755 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Tickets: $15 limited to 100 people. All proceeds will benefit the Christus Victor Lutheran Church Mortgage Principal Fund. Details: 875-2446.

Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch meeting: 2 p.m., Gautier Library, 2100 Library Lane. Details: 522-0028 or 896-3347.

Biloxi Main Street Drive-in Movie series: 4 p.m. costume contest, Halloween activities at 6 p.m., movie begins at dark. Admission is one can of food for the Salvation Army. Sponsored by The City of Biloxi and the Beau Rivage Casino Resort. Details: 435-6339.

East Central Public Library costume party: 4-6 p.m., 21801 Slider Road, Hurley. Details: 588-6263.

The Zombie Bash CASA-tume party: 6-8 p.m. patron party, 8 p.m.-midnight Zombie Bash, Nicaud residence, 23441 Arcadia Road, Pass Christian. Proceeds benefit CASA abused and neglected children. Advance tickets: $50 each or $85 per couple. Details: 365-9013.

Amour Danzar pot luck Halloween party: 6:30 p.m., 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Details: 324-3730.

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show": 6:30 p.m., Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Tickets: $5, free for theatre members. Details: 467-9024.

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show": 7 p.m., Center Stage Theatre, Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi. Performances continue at Mezo's Juke Joint in Ocean Springs Oct. 29-31. Tickets: $12. Audience participation is encouraged. Details: 388-6258 or 238-4634.

The Road to Victory Award Ceremony: 7-9 p.m., Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi. Cost: $30 per person, or $150 sponsorship. Presented by the Harrison County Federation of Democratic Women. Details: 424-7231 or 861-4597.

Gulfport Junior Auxiliary 64th Charity Ball: 7 p.m.-midnight, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, U.S. 90, Biloxi. Tickets: $100 per couple. All proceeds go directly to funding Junior Auxiliary programs and services. Details: 697-5192.

Fleur de Lis Society French Club Halloween Party: 8 p.m., 182 E. Howard Ave., Biloxi. Details: 436-6472.

OCT. 27

VFW Post 6731 breakfast: 8-11 a.m., 4321 W. Gay Road, D'Iberville.

American Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 224-6107.

Handsboro United Methodist Church family Fall festival: 4-6 p.m., 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport.

oct. 28

American Red Cross blood drive: 1-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 224-6107.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus fall rehearsals: 7 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 2, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis campus. New singers welcome no audition required.

OCT. 29

American Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Studio B, IP Casino Resort and Spa, 870 Bayview Ave. Details: 224-6107.

Road to Recovery volunteer training: 9-11 a.m., 417 Security Square, Gulfport. The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to cancer treatments. Details: 601-520-4740.

Advanced zombie workshop: 6-7 p.m., Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Cost: $100 members, $125 nonmembers. Details: 818-2878.

Havana Tropicana Cuban Cooking Class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Tickets: $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.

OCT. 30

American Red Cross blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nautilus Plus II Fitness Center, 4363C Leisure Time Drive, Diamondhead. Details: 224-6107.

American Red Cross blood drive: 4-8 p.m., Blue Cliff College, 12251 Bernard Parkway, Gulfport. Details: 224-6107.

OCT. 31

21st annual Pumpkin Patch: 6-8 p.m., Faithview Baptist Church, Saucier. Details: 832-3015.

Source: Sunherald

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