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What’s Happening for FEBRUARY (Updated JAN. 31)

Send events of community interest in South Mississippi to mynews@sunherald.com or fax to 896-2104. Please label “What’s Happening.”

FRIDAY

Guide to Growing Your Business Expo: 8 a.m., Knight Nonprofit Center, 11975 Seaway Road, Biloxi. Hosted by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. Attendees will have access to various business resource partners who offer services to help start and expand businesses. Details: 604-0014.

Hancock Chamber annual membership meeting: 8 a.m., Diamondhead Country Club.

Gulfport Biloxi Regional Airport Authority meeting: 9 a.m., 14035 L Airport Road, Gulfport. Details: 863-5951.

Free Diabetes Management session: 1-3 p.m., Pascagoula Library, 3214 Pascagoula St.. Information from healthcare professionals and advice for better diabetes management. Instructor: Linda Gwaltney. Details: 769-3060.

Free Friday Night at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center: 5-8 p.m., 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge #2501 fish dinner: 5-7:30 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 5-12. Details: 872-2501.

Bringing the Delta to the Gulf Coast: 6-7:30 p.m., Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Delta Blues Presentation by Robert Terrell with musical guest ‘Bud’ Welch. Open blues jam session. Presented by The University of Southern Mississippi.

American Legion Post 1992 Itlaian Cuisine night: 6-8 p.m., 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier. Entertainment: Dave and Dee. Details: 497-6422.

“Period of Adjustment” auditions: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and noon Feb. 1, Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Roles available for four adult males ages 20s to 60s and four adult females ages 20s to 60s. Show opens March 21. Details: 216-4906.

“The Boys Next Door”: 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Feb. 6-8, Biloxi Little Theatre, 200 Lee St., Biloxi. Cost: $15, $12 seniors, students, active duty military. Details: 432-8543.

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

Public ice skating: 10 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Details: 594-3700.

SATURDAY

TatoNut 17 mile family bicycle ride: 9:00a.m., Marshall Park, 1000 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs. Raffle and donuts. Details: 348-1635.

Long Beach Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, 125 Jeff Davis Ave., Long Beach. Sustainably grown, seasonal local produce, artisan breads, dairy, honey, eggs and more. Live acoustic music by the farmers market band.

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s preschool clay class: 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ceramic Studio. 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Ages 2-7, Cost: $10, Details: 374-5547.

Hope Haven second annual Oyster Throw-Down: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 720 U.S. 90, Waveland. Teams will compete in cooking categories of grilled oysters, soups and stews. Live entertainment and silent auction. Cost: $12 adults, $6 ages 8-12 and free for ages 8 and under. Details: 466-6395.

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s Mardi Gras clay class: 2:30-4:30 p.m., Ceramics Studio, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. Ages 12 and older, Cost: $20, Will design masks of clay with feathers, jewels, and ribbons, Details: 374-5547.

American Legion Post 33 grand opening: 6 p.m., 1126 Judge Sekul. Biloxi.

Arts Under the Dome: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 15th Street and 24th Avenue, Gulfport. Mithril will perform traditional Celtic music, American folk and rock, classical, East European and Middle Eastern. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students. Details: 229-6851.

Third annual Mardi Gras Gala: 7 p.m.-midnight, Bay St. Louis Community Hall, 301 Blaize St. Featuring music by Pat Murphy The Jumpin’ Jukes of Mississippi, and Dave Mayley on DJ. Art contest, cooking, auctions and more. Benefit for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hancock County. Cost: $40. Tickets and details: 344-0419.

Fleur De Lis Society Club dance: 8 p.m.,-midnight, The French Club, 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Entertainment: Nick Mattina and the Checkmates. Cost: $8 single, $15 couple. Details: 436-6472.

Belles and Buoys Square Dance: 8-10 p.m., Lyman Senior Citizen Center, 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Callers: Tony DiGeorge and Oscar Sill. Details: 596-5362.

SUNDAY

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 breakfast: 9-11 a.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Menu: Eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy. Cost: $6. Details: 872-2501.

Chinese New Year celebration: 11 a.m., Phu Hau Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 8900 Daisy Vestry Road, Biloxi. Traditional dance and sing along with a dragon dance and fireworks. Details: 547-1049.

MONDAY

AARP Smart Driver Class: 9 a.m., Orange Grove Library. Upon completion of the for hour class, seniors may be eligible for a discount on their automobile insurance. Details: 432-7816.

Blood Drive: 1-6:30 p.m., Belk entrance, Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code EWMALL, Details: redcrossblood.org,

Fleur De Lis Society Club’s Women Auxiliary meeting: 6 p.m., 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Details: 436-6472.

TUESDAY

At Ease Gang meeting: 7 a.m., Infinity Buffet, Treasure Bay Casino, 1980 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Guest speaker: Sandra Andrade, senior counselor with Department of Mississippi Rehabilitation Services. Details: 214-6018.

Second annual Diamondhead Birthday celebration: 5:30-6 p.m., 5000 Diamondhead Circle. Mayor Thomas Schafer will present the 2014 State of the City at 6 p.m. city council meeting.

Science Cafe — The History and Science of Bagpipes: 6-7:30 p.m., dining hall, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs. Presenter: William Muzzy. Details 872-4213.

Thai Cooking Class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport. Menu: Thai silver noodle salad, green curry chicken and dumplings in coconut milk. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.

AARP Smart Driver workshop: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Ocean Spring library, 525 Dewey Ave. Completion of class may qualify each participant for discounted auto rates. 50 years and older, Cost: $20 nonmembers, $15 members. Details: 861-3199.

AARP Smart Driver workshop: 9:30 a.m- 1:30p.m., Pascagoula library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Completion of class may qualify each participant for discounted auto rates. 50 years and older. Cost: $20 nonmember, $15 members. Details: 861-3199.

NAACP Gulfport Branch meeting: 7 p.m., Isaiah Fredericks Community Center, 3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Details: 868-1268.

WEDNESDAY

Gulf Coast Symphony Guild’s meeting: 10 a.m., St. John Episcopal Church, 705 Rayburn Ave., Ocean Springs. Program of vocal, piano, and violin selections by Emily and Jayne Edwards. Details: 872-2936.

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s class for seniors: 10:30-11:30 a.m., 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. Cost: $3. Instructor: Marge Michoud. Craft of the creations of cards, origami, envelopes, and paper. Details: 374-5547.

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s glass mosaics: 1-3 p.m., Creel House Studio, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. Ages 15 and older, Cost: $145, Four week class using the Smalti technique. Learn the basics of working with mosaics, tile, design, layout, application, Details: 374-5547.

Mississippi Federation of Council for Exceptional Children conference: 5 p.m. 3k sunset walk, conference Feb. 5-7, walk begins at IP Casino Resort, 850 Bayview Avenue and ends at Mardi Gras museum, 119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. Details: 332-0256.

THURSDAY

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s Valentine clay carving: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ceramics Studio, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. Cost: $10. Details: 374-5547.

Business 101 series: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1636 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: Think Like an Entrepreneur. Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center. Details: 396-8661.

Third annual Words and Music Community Culture Series: 7 p.m. Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Storytelling presentation “Robert Johnson at the Crossroads”. Presenters: Wendy Garrison and Rebecca Jernigan. Details:452-4596.

“Fences”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-8, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16, 240 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi. Cost: $16 adults, $13 students, seniors, and military. Details: 388-6258.

FEB. 7

AARP Smart Driver workshop: 12:30-5 p.m., Moss Point Library, 4119 Bellview Ave. Completion of class may qualify each participant for discounted auto rates. 50 years and older. Cost: $20 nonmember, $15 members. Details: 861-3199.

Finally First Friday: 5-7 p.m., Rue Magnolia and Howard Avenue, Biloxi.

First Friday: 6-9 p.m., 1804 Nicholson Ave., Waveland. Food, drink and artist. Details: treasuresofthebay.net.

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s acrylic painting: 6-8:30 p.m., Creel House Studio, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. Ages: 18 and older, Cost: $35. Wear appropriate clothing. Instructor: Susan Vaughan. Details: 374-5547

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s date night: 6-8:30 p.m., Ceramic Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Ages: 18 and older. Cost: $25. Throw pots on the pottery wheel, keep two and instructors will glaze and fire them. Pots will be ready in two weeks for pick up. Details: 374-5547.

Ocean Springs Elks Lodge 2501 dinner: 6:30-8:00 p.m., 2501 Beachview Drive. Choice of steak or dinner. Details: 872-2501.

Belles and Buoys 36th annual Mardi Gras Festival: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8, Woolmarket Community Center, 16320 Old Woolmarket Road, Biloxi. Callers: John and Deborah Carroll-Jones. Cuer: Pauline Angress. Early Rounds. Details: 596-5362.

Amour Danzar Friday night dance: 8-10 p.m., 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Casual dress. Cost: $10 per person. Details: 324-3730.

AARP Tax Services: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Service is free to low-moderate income taxpayers 60 years and older. Details: 452-4596.

FEB. 8

Tops of the Hops Beer Festival: Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Unlimited sampling of the craft beers from around the world combined with food, music and games. Cost: $35 general admission.

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Fifth annual Heart Walk: 8:00 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk, 4007 Suzanne Drive, D’Iberville. Details 392-6899.

AARP Smart Driver workshop: 9:30 a.m- 1:30p.m., St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Completion of class may qualify each participant for discounted auto rates. 50 years and older. Cost: $20 nonmember, $15 member. Details: 861-3199.

Keep Waveland Beautiful meeting: 10 a.m., Central Fire Station, third floor Training Center, U.S. 90, Waveland. Felder Rushing will share ideas about landscaping, gardening approaches and insight on the coast with knowledge of cultivation on locally-adapted plants. Donation: $10.

Engineering is Elementary: 10 a.m.-noon, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport. Hands on activities and home kit provided. Recommended for third through fifth grade. Cost: $10, Details: 897-6039.

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

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity annual blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., next to Belk, Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. In honor of Dr. Charles Drew. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code OMEGAS. Details: redcrossblood.org.

Introductory Creative and Experimental Drawing Workshop: 1-4 p.m., Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Local artist will be teaching young adults an introduction to drawing, no experience required. $5 per person for supply costs, Class size is limited. Details: 452-4596.

Jerry Jenkins concert: 2-3 p.m, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Drummer presents West African music. Made possible by a grant from MS Arts Commission and The MS Humanities Council. Details: 897-6039.

Second Saturday Artwalk: 4-8 p.m., Bay St. Louis. Sponsored by the Old Town Merchants Association. Art, music and food. Details: 463-2688.

Dickey’s Barbecue eating competition: 5:30 p.m., 3821 Promenade Parkway,, D’Iberville. Sign up prior to the event. Details: 831-224-5615.

Mary C. O’Keefe Winter Wine down: 7-10 p.m., Gulf Hills Hotel, 13701 Paso Road, Ocean Springs. This wine tasting competition will focus on Pinot Noir. Teams will bring their favorite Pinot Noir to be entered in the competition. Cost: $140 per team of 4.

Fleur De Lis Society ladies auxiliary Mardi Gras Ball: 7:30 p.m.-midnight, 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Entertainment: Undercover. Proper attire/ no jeans. Cost: $10. Details: 436-6472.

The House Katz concert: 8 p.m., 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St., Bay St. Louis. Cost: $15. Details: 342-5770.

FEB. 9

“Three Generations of Paint” reception: 2-4 p.m., The Side Porch Gallery, 953-A Howard Ave., Biloxi. Featuring Abraham Frey, Herb Willey and George Rothering. The exhibit will be open for the public until March 29. Details: 374-9504.

Jazz Society Jam Session: 2-5 p.m., Gulfport Elks Lodge 978, 12010 Klein Road, Gulfport. Adults only, casual dress dance, Cost: $6 nonmembers. Details: 392-4177.

Champagne and Chocolate: 2-5 p.m., 1501 Beach Blvd., Pascagoula. Presented by the Anola Club. Silent auction, door prizes, chocolates and champagne. Money will allow the club to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from local high schools. Details: 769-6718.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Gulf Coast Alumnae Chapter 101st Founders Day Celebration: 3 p.m., Victory International Christian Center, 8401 Ocean Springs Road, Speaker: Maxine Conway. Theme: Uncompromising Commitment to Communities. Details: 596-4265.

feb. 11

Blood drive: 2-7 p.m., cafeteria, Pass Christian High School, 720 W. North Street. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code PASSHIGH, Details: redcrossblood.org.

Mississippi Business Women/ Gulf Coast’s annual state meeting: 6 p.m., Gulf Coast Myofascial, 2429 W. Commerce St, Suite C, Ocean Springs. Details: 238-1529.

Chase the Valentine’s Crush cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Menu: Tastings of various olive oils and vinegars, roasted fresh gulf Shrimp, and raspberry and dark chocolate Artisan marshmallows. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details: 228-897-6039.

feb. 12

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s creative storytime: 11 a.m.-noon., 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. Instructor: Julia Reyes. Students will create Valentine’s Day cards. Details: 374-5547

Blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., bloodmobile, 1303 S. Market St., Pascagoula. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code STATEFARMPASC Details: redcrossblood.org.

Fleur De Lis Society men’s meeting: 7 p.m., 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Welcoming new members to join French descent. Details: 436-6472.

feb. 13

Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities meeting: 4:30-6 p.m., Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities, 4061 Suzanne Drive, D’Iberville. For parents, caregivers, interested family members and individuals. Details: 396-4434.

2014 Gulf Coast Orchid show: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 15, noon- 4 p.m. Feb. 16, Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane. Exhibits, art competition, children’s activities, orchid class and raffle. Details: 474-2500.

Business 101 series: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1636 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi. Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center. Topic: Starting a Business- First Steps. Details: 396-8661

Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce annual banquet: 6 p.m., Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center Banquet Hall, 13701 Paso Road. Tickets: $35. The presentation will recognize outstanding Chamber members within the community. Awards, music and refreshments. RSVP required. Details: 875-4424.

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s oil painting class: 6:30- 9 p.m., Creel House Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Ages 16 and older. Instructor: Frank Janca. Six week class about the fundamentals and advanced techniques. Cost: $235, Details: 374-5547.

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s wheel throwing: 6-8:30 p.m., Ceramic Studio, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Ages 15 and older. Six week class learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel. Instructor: Stacey Johnson. Cost: $175. Details: 374-5547.

Amour Danzar St. Valentines Day pot luck dinner and dance: 7 p.m,, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Dance will follow dinner. Bring a covered dish. Dress casual, Cost: $20 per person. Details: 324-3730.

Dinner with a Duo: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-15, Oak Crest Mansion Inn, 5267 Menge Ave., Pass Christian. Gulf Coast Symphony Guild’s fundraiser, featuring soprano Kate Sawyer and tenor Richard Sawyer. Spirits auction, raffle, dinner and concert. Tickets: $75. Details: 896-4276.

FEB. 14

AARP Tax Services: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Service is free to low-moderate income taxpayers 60 years and older. Details: 452-4596.

84th annual Valentine Silver Tea: 3-5 p.m., E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Hosted by St. Monica Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church. “Trinity’s Tried and True Cookbook for Body and Soul” will be sold while tea, wine, and coffee will be served with homemade dishes featured in cookbook, cocktail attire. Details: 452-4563 or 216-4714.

“Legally Blonde-The Musical”: 7 p.m. Feb. 14, 3 and 7 p.m Feb. 15, 3 p.m. Feb. 16, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. 246 Dolan Ave. Gulfport. Cost: $13 general admission, $10 seniors and military, $7 students. Details: 897-6039.

A Valentine Evening to Remember: 7 p.m., Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Ave. Songs performed by Lex Mauffray, Jim Duggan and Larry Clark, accompanied by Cathy Henley and Soctt MacDonald. Music, poems, and readings, skits, including dinner. Gulf Coast Writers Association is conducting a love poem contest. To enter, email poem to writerpllevin@gmail.com Entries must be submitted by Feb. 10. Cost: $95 a couple. Details: 467-9024.

Dinner with a Duo: 6:30 p.m. social hour, 7:30 p.m. dinner and concert, Feb. 14-15, Oak Crest Mansion Inn, 5267 Menge Ave., Pass Christian. Featuring Kate Fleming Sawyer, soprano; and Richard Sawyer, tenor, accompanied by Michaelle Harrison, pianist. Cost: $75 per person. Details: 896-4276 or 832-4588.

feb. 15

Arbor Day disability run: 8 a.m.,-noon, Disability Connection, 700 Pass Road, Gulfport. Details: 870-7775 or 597-7000.

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., bloodmobile, Nutrition Solutions, 2198 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code NUTRITIONSOLUTIONS. Details: redcrossblood.org,

Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art’s Adopt-a-Bowl fundraiser: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. Art, food, pets, music pet adoptions, doggie kissing booth and games. Half price admission to museum during event. Details: 374-5547.

Soiree on the Bay: 7 p.m., Longfellow Civic Center, 122 1/2 Court St., Bay St. Louis. A live silent and live auction hosted by Holy Trinity Catholic School. Food, drinks and dancing. Details: soireeonthebay2014.com.

Fleur De Lis Society’s Saturday night dance: 8 p.m.-midnight, 182 Howard Ave., Biloxi. Music: by Nick Mattina and the Checkmates, Cost: $15 couples, $8 singles. Details: 436-6472.

FEB. 16

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Parish Hall, St. Clare Catholic Church. 2365 Beach Blvd., Waveland. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code STCLARE. Details: redcorssblood.org.

FEB. 17

Mississippi Business Women Connections’ meeting: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Library.

FEB. 18

Blood drive: 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., bloodmobile, Chris’ Beauty College, 1265 Pass Road, Gulfport. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code BEAUTY. Presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free haircut. Details; redcrossblood.org.

Negrotto’s 10th annual African American Art and Heritage Celebration: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi. Fusion exhibit includes artists, musicians, dancers, writers, poets and others. Details: 388-8822.

Mississippi Business Women’s connections meeting: 6 p.m., Ocean Springs Library, 525 Dewey Ave. Details: 238-1529.

Seafood cooking class: 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport. Instructor: Kenneth Jones. Menu: Barbecue shrimp, Trout saltgrass and bananas foster. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.

FEB. 19

Blood Drive: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Medical Office Building Atrium, Memorial Hospital, 4500 13th Street, Gulfport. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code MEMORIALGPORT. Details: redcrossblood.org.

Third annual Cocktail Classic: 6 p.m., Carter Green Steakhouse, Island View Casino Resort. Presented by Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Island View Casino Resort. Money raised support Gulfport Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business grant program and scholarships for graduating seniors. Details: 604-0014.

FEB. 20

Blood Drive: 9 a.m.- 2p.m., gym, St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School, 4321 Espy Ave., Long Beach. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code STVINCENT, Details: redcrossblood.org.

Blood Drive: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., bloodmobile, Triton Systems, 21405 B Ave., Long Beach. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code TRITON, Details: redcrossblood.org.

Business 101 series: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: How to Develop a Business Plan. Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center. Details: 396-8661.

Blossom Family YMCA’s Second annual father-daughter dinner: 6 p.m., Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center, 13701 Paso Road, Ocean Springs. Ages 5 and older. Reservations include buffet dinner for two, Photobooth pictures, corsage, limo ride and spa time. Cost: $55 a couple for members, $75 nonmembers, $25 additional child, Details: 875-5050.

FEB. 21

AARP Tax Services: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Service is free to low-moderate income taxpayers 60 years and older. Details: 452-4596.

Private Applicator training: 1 p.m., Harrison County Office building, 2315 17th St., Gulfport. Training for private pesticide applicators who wish to obtain certification. Must be 18, Cost: $10. Details: 865-4227.

Blood Drive: 8 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., gym, D’Iberville High School, 15625 Lamey Bridge Road. To schedule appointment, use sponsor code DIBERVILLEHS. Details: redcrossblood.org.

Family cooking class; 6-8:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave, Gulport. Pete the cat presents cooking with the letter ‘P’. Menu: Parmesan bread sticks, pepperoni pizza and pineapple upside down cake. Cost: $25 one parent and child, additional person $5. Details: 897-6039.

FEB. 22

Pete the cat visit: 11 a.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport. Enjoy singing, dancing and photos with Pete the cat. Cost: $2 members and $11 nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.

Blood Drive: 2-6 p.m., bloodmobile, Papa John’s Pizza, 15258 Crossroads Parkway, Gulfport. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code PAPAJOHNS,

Mardi Gras Mayhem in the Park: 2:30 p.m. bicycle parade registration, 3:30 p.m. parade begins, 2250 Jones Park Drive, Gulfport., Family movie with refreshments and jambalaya cook-off competition. Details: 868-5881.

FEB. 24

Blood Drive: 1-6:30 p.m., Belk entrance, Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code EWMALL, Details: redcrossblood.org.

FEB. 25

Greek cooking class: 6-8:30 P.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave. Gulfport. Menu: Greek fried cheese, cucumber dip, beef and potato moussaka and coconut delight. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Details: 897-6039.

FEB. 26

Blood Drive: 8 a.m.,-2 p.m., gym, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code MGCCCJD, Details: redcrossblood.org.

FEB. 27

Blood Drive: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., library, St. Martin High School, 11300 Yellow Jacket Road. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code STMARTINHS. Details: redcrossblood.org.

Blood Drive: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., bloodmobile, Virginia College, 920 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi. To schedule an appointment, use sponsor code VCBILOXI, Details: redcrossblood.org.

Business 101 series: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1636 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi. Topic: Cash Flow Projections for your Business Plan. Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center. Details: 396-8661.

Canvas and Mocktails; 6-8 p.m., Beau Rivage Casino and Resort, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Presented by K J Foundation and Linda Lang Ishee of Canvas and Cocktails. Money raised will go towards purchasing driving simulator to be used by Harrison County School to enhance driving education program. Tickets: $50. Details: 328-3833.

FEB. 28

AARP Tax Services: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Pass Christian Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Service is free to low-moderate income taxpayers 60 years and older. Details: 452-4596.

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center free Friday night: 8 p.m., 246 Dolan Ave. Gulfport. Details: 897-6039.

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