Coast Events Mar 27-31:

A family of four has to escape four crazed and deadly strangers who look exactly like them in "Us". 

 

A flying baby elephant becomes the main attraction at a traveling circus in "Dumbo". 

 

A man may be able to finish the next great American novel if he can quit partying in "The Beach Bum".

 

The annual Heart Walk at Beach Park in Pascagoula Saturday will help raise awareness, compassion, and a deeper understanding of the implications of heart disease. It'll start at 7:30am, and our own Walter Brown will be there! www.jacksoncountyheartwalk.org

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The smooth sounds of local jazz and blues musicians will soon fill the coastal air as The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park Campus hosts its 11th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, March 30, 2019. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., on the South Lawn of the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, festival attendees can expect to enjoy live music performances; art, products and food; and family- and child-friendly activities during this year’s festivities.

New additions to this year’s festival include an Eagle Fever online crowdfunding project, a Jazz and Blues Art Competition, an interactive children’s village, and musical performances by local high school jazz bands. Eagle Fever, an online fundraising tool operated by the USM Foundation, provides an opportunity for individuals to donate online to the Gulf Park Scholarship Endowment Fund. All net proceeds from the Jazz and Blues Festival will support scholarships for Gulf Park campus students. To make a gift to the Gulf Park Scholarship Fund, visit eaglefever.usm.edu/gulfpark.

For the first time in the festival’s history, local high school jazz bands from Gulfport, Long Beach and St. Stanislaus will perform at the event.

The musical line up for the 2019 Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival is as follows:

Main Stage

·10 a.m. – Noon, Coast Big Band

·12:45 – 2 p.m., Jamell Richardson and Hi Def Soul

·2:30 – 4 p.m., Stooges Brass Band 

Side Stage

·Noon – 12:45 p.m., St. Stanislaus High School Jazz Band

·2 – 2:30 p.m., Long Beach High School Jazz Band

·4 – 4:30 p.m., Gulfport High School Jazz Band

The USM Gulf Park campus is located at 730 East Beach Boulevard in Long Beach. For more information on the 2019 Jazz and Blues Festival, visit usm.edu/jazz-blues or email jazz.blues@usm.edu.

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. will be raising money for Special Olympics MS. They'll get an early start Friday morning at 5:30 at Anderson's Bakery on Market Street in Pascagoula. Drop by to help between then and 3:30pm.

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The Mary C House Party Ocean Springs, MS –

Let’s kick off the 2nd annual Mary C House Party with a membership drive and fundraiser.

Our special guests of the Mary C House Party will be the Mardi Gras Indian Collective from New Orleans will be performing at 7PM. Their performance is sponsored by the R&B Feder Foundation. They will enchant us with their beautiful ceremonial garb, fascinating history, and lively drumming and dancing.

DJ Doug Funnie will be spinning his best vinyl records.

Get your teams assembled for our Rock/paper/Scissors tournament. $30 entry fee for teams of 3 for the Rock/Paper/Scissors tournament. There will be two grand prizes for the winning team and the team that raises the most money.

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Adult Scavenger Hunt

Karaoke with the Queens

Food, Drink and Fun!

Members get in free!

Become a member and join the fun!

Day/Date: Friday, March 29th

Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Price: Become a member at $25.00 and join the fun… includes the whole family. Where: The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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The Gautier Public Library will offer Computer Basics for Adults on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the library computer area. Take advantage of these free clinics at the library where computer novice users can get one-on-one basic computer and Internet skills training from community volunteers. Learn to complete online job applications, apply for government and medical benefits, sign up for e-mail or Facebook, or maybe learn to video chat with friends and family. Whatever computer help is needed, these free clinics will help. Those attending should bring a laptop, tablet or use the public computers. Call the library for information 497-4531 or to sign up. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

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