Community Calendar

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May 2018

Members who join between May 1st and August 31st will be in a drawing for a $1,250 Small Business Grant (restrictions apply).

1-Explosion of Excellence Scholarship Program: Honoring the top ten percent of graduating seniors in Jackson County

2-Build a Local Search Presence (Biloxi) – Google Live Stream, : Gulf Coast – The Innovation Center – First floor in Main Conference Room, 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, (228) 396-8661 – Email: gcsbdc@olemiss.edu, Register Online: https://clients.mssbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=3380036

2-18–SRAA’s 39th Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale, The Menagerie, 2302 Market Street, Pascagoula, 10 to 4 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

3-Leadership Jackson County: Economic Development Day

3-Business 101 Series with America’s SBDC Mississippi, “Think Like an Entrepreneur,” Connie Whitt – 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi, MS 39532 – Email: gcsbdc@olemiss.edu or Phone: 228.396.8661, 6 to 8 p.m.

3-National Day of Prayer with the City of Gautier, City Hall/Veterans Tribute Tower, Noon

4-Opening & Award Reception for Singing River Art Association’s 39th Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale, The Menagerie, 2302 Market Street, Pascagoula, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

4-The Art of Nature Photography Workshop, Indian Point Clubhouse, Indian Point RV Resort, 1600 Indian Point Parkway,
Gautier, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (For more information please contact Chassity Bilbo at 228-497-8000 ext. 317
cbilbo@gautier-ms.gov)

4-Plein Air Workshop, Gautier Senior Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (For more information please contact
Chassity Bilbo at 228-497-8000 ext. 317 cbilbo@gautier-ms.gov)

5-Hidden Creatures of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free to members, included with admission for non-members, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point

5-31st Annual Student Scholarship Golf Tournament with the Gautier Rotary Club, Shell Landing Golf Club, 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start; For info on sponsorships and entry: Gautier Rotary Club c/o Coastal Insurance – Jim Twiggs; 1212 Highway 90, Gautier, MS 39553; (228) 497-9525 or jim.twiggs@coastali.com; Fax: (228) 497-9752

5-Paint the Town Plein Air Art Competition with the City of Gautier, www.gautier-ms.gov, 9 to 4 p.m. (Any questions,
contact Chassity Bilbo at cbilbo@gautier-ms.gov ; or 228-497-8000 ext. 317; City of Gautier Recreation
and Community Event Facebook Page)

7-JC Board of Supervisors accepting bids, until May 7, on old Swingster property in Ocean Springs: Bid
specifications can be found on the County’s Purchasing Department Webpage:
https://www.co.jackson.ms.us/departments/purchasing.php or by calling 228-769-3061.

8-Ribbon Cutting for Sakura Express (Formerly China Garden), 3141 Denny Ave., Pascagoula, 10:30 a.m.

8-Salvation Army of Jackson County’s Annual Meeting, Hilton Garden Inn Pascagoula, Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. (Sponsorships and Tickets are available; Please call Salvation Army at 762-7222)

8-Marine Industries Science & Technology (MIST) Cluster Small Business Summit, Infinity Science & Discovery Center, 1 Discovery Circle, Pearlington, MS, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., www.mistcluster.org

10-Gulf Coast Human Resource Association’s May Chapter Meeting & Topic: “How to Build Your Credibility, Establish
Strategic Relationships & Influence Organizational Decision Making”, Merchants & Marine Bank – Main Branch, 3118
Pascagoula St., Pascagoula, No cost for GCHRA Members; $15.00 for non-members, 7:30 a.m.

10-Business 101 Series with America’s SBDC Mississippi, “Starting a Business-First Steps,” Connie Whitt – 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi, MS 39532 – Email: gcsbdc@olemiss.edu or Phone: 228.396.8661, 6 to 8 p.m.

10-Taste of Ocean Springs, Ocean Springs Chamber, 1000 Washington Ave, 228-875-4424

11-Deadline for the Visit Mississippi Tourism Grant Program (at 3:00 p.m.): http://visitmississippi.org/contact-us/resources/

12-Farmers Market with the City of Gautier, City Park, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

12-Birding the Bayou by Kayak, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Space is limited, so please reserve your kayak today by calling 228.475.0825 ext. 2 or emailing Erin at eparker@audubon.org)

12-Introduction to Outdoor Photography, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 1 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Cost: Free to members, included with admission for non-members, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point

15-Chamber Board of Directors Meeting, Chamber, Noon

16-Jackson County Industrial Suppliers Association (ISA), Chamber, 720 Krebs Avenue, Pascagoula, 8 a.m.

16-Coffee with the Chamber (meet and greet for new, current and potential members!), Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 720 Krebs Avenue, Pascagoula, 9:30 a.m.

16-ANCHOR Awards Meeting, Chamber, 9:30 a.m.

16-Small Business IMG, Chamber, 10:30 a.m.

17-“Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Legal Issues for your Business” presented by Heidelberg Steinberger, P.A. from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (bring your lunch!).

17-Magtillt Laan van Thiel: Painting the Gulf – Opening Reception at the Walter Anderson Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

18-19–The Jolly with the Bacot McCarty Foundation: www.bacotmccarty.org

17-Mississippi Maritime Advisory Board, Hancock Main Pascagoula, 9 a.m.

18-Port of Gulfport’s State of the Port Address, Island View Casino Resort, Show Room, 8 a.m. (Program begins at 8:30 a.m.), Visit stateoftheport2018.eventbrite.com to register and receive an admission ticket.

18-Small Business Resource Conference, The Innovation Center, 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, 9 to 3 p.m., email contact@innovatems.com or call 228-392-9741

19-World Turtle Day, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost: Free to members, included with admission for non-members

19-Magnolia Classic Cruisers’ 13th Annual Show by the Shore, Beach Park, Pascagoula, 8 to 3 p.m. (Rain Date: June 9th)

19-A Magical Afternoon with Cats with the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

21-Healthy Weight and Your Child Informational Meeting, Blossman Family Branch YMCA, 1810 Government St., Ocean Springs, MS, 5:00pm. For more information including program qualifications and session times, contact Jodi Ryder at 228.875.5050 or jryder@mgcymca.org.

21-Deadline for the Main Street Pascagoula Facade Grants (If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Davis at mainstreetpascagoula@gmail.com or 228-219-1114.)

23-Community Relations IMG, Chamber, 3:30 a.m.

24-Annual Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law Seminar with Heidelberg Steinberger, P.A., Biloxi Yacht Club, Registration is available online at www.hs-lawfirm.com or by calling 228.762.8021. The registration fee is $30 and covers all seminar materials and lunch.

24-Business 101 Series with America’s SBDC Mississippi, “How to Develop a Business Plan,” Connie Whitt – 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi, MS 39532 – Email: gcsbdc@olemiss.edu or Phone: 228.396.8661, 6 to 8 p.m.

25-Applications due for Leadership Gulf Coast (LGC) with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc.: www.mscoastchamber.com (under Resources – Deadlines/Applications tab)

26-iNaturalist- Using online tools for nature identification, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost: Free to members, included with admission for non-members

27-Sounds by the Sea, Beach Park, Pascagoula, 7 p.m.

28-Memorial Day Avenue of Flags with the City of Gautier, City Hall/Veterans Tribute Tower, 11 a.m.

31-Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting for Wiggins Law, PLLC, 619 Delmas Ave., Pascagoula, 4 to 6 p.m. (Ribbon Cutting at 4)

31-July 10: A River in Stitches Quilt Exhibition with the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point (entries due May 4th)

31-Business 101 Series with America’s SBDC Mississippi, “Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan,” Connie Whitt – 1636 Popps Ferry Road, Suite 207, Biloxi, MS 39532 – Email: gcsbdc@olemiss.edu or Phone: 228.396.8661, 6 to 8 p.m.

June 2018

Members who join between May 1st and August 31st will be in a drawing for a $1,250 Small Business Grant (restrictions apply).

June and July: Youth Summer Camp at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 9 a.m. to noon, http://pascagoulariver.audubon.org/programs/summer-camp, 228-475-0825

June: Summer Camps with the Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Until July 10: A River in Stitches Quilt Exhibition with the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point (Saturday, June 2nd, from 1 to 3: Official Opening Rception and the Announcement of the 2019 Quilt Show Theme)

3-5–11th Annual Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP) Conference and Business-to-Business Trade Mission, For more info contact Vicki Watter Martin at 601-359-2070 or vwatters@mississippi.org

7-Leadership Jackson County: Industrial, Small Business and Tourism Day

8-Home of Grace Golf Classic 2018, The Preserve Golf Club, 8901 Highway 57, Vancleave, Registration: 228-826-5283, 8
a.m.

9-Farmers Market with the City of Gautier, City Park, Gautier, 8 a.m. to noon

14-EMERGE Pascagoula, Chamber, Noon

14-Gulf Coast Human Resource Association’s June Chapter Meeting & Topic: “HR Gone Wild – Review of the 10 Wildest
Cases Involving HR / 2018 Legal Update”, The Peoples Bank, Swetman Building, 727 Howard Avenue – Suite 204, Biloxi,
No cost for GCHRA Members; $15.00 for non-members, 7:30 a.m.

21-Chamber’s Summer Learning Series: “Accounting for Small Business” ~ Jason S. Keenum, CPA, FREE Seminars to Chamber Members: Bring Your Lunch! ($25 Fee for Non-Members), Chamber Meeting Room, 11:30 to 1 p.m.

21-Gulfport Chamber of Commerce’s Taste, Rattle and Roll, Island View Casino, The View Showroom, 3300 W. Beach Blvd., Gulfport, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (228-604-0014)

27-29–Mississippi Manufacturers Association 66th Annual Convention: Manufacturing 4.0, The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Point Clear, AL, For complete details or to register, visit www.mma-web.org/convention

28-Business After Hours with Keesler Federal Credit Union: Gautier “Ice cream Social”, 3501 Dolphin Drive, Gautier, 5 to 7 p.m.

28-Chamber Small Business Walks with the Small Business Issue Manager Group

July 2018

Members who join between May 1st and August 31st will be in a drawing for a $1,250 Small Business Grant (restrictions apply).

June and July: Youth Summer Camp at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 9 a.m. to noon, http://pascagoulariver.audubon.org/programs/summer-camp, 228-475-0825

Until July 10: A River in Stitches Quilt Exhibition with the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point

12-Leadership Jackson County: Law and Justice Day

14-Farmers Market with the City of Gautier, City Park, Gautier, 8 a.m. to noon

19-Business After Hours with Hilton Garden Inn Pascagoula: “Christmas in July”, 2703 Denny Ave., Pascagoula, 4 to 6 p.m.

19-Chamber’s Summer Learning Series: “Digital Marketing” ~ Chart Local, FREE Seminars to Chamber Members: Bring Your Lunch! ($25 Fee for Non-Members), Chamber Meeting Room, 11:30 to 1 p.m.

21-Music on the Lawn with the City of Gautier, City Hall, 5 to 8 p.m.

31-One Coast Awards, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, 8:00 a.m., https://mscoastchamber.com/events/details/2018-one-coast-awards-11029

August 2018

Members who join between May 1st and August 31st will be in a drawing for a $1,250 Small Business Grant (restrictions apply).

2-Leadership Jackson County: City and County Government Day

4-Outdoor Movie Night with the City of GAutier, Shepard State park, 7 p.m.

11-Farmers Market with the City of Gautier, City Park, Gautier, 8 a.m. to noon

18-Fete LaPointe, Hilton Garden Inn, Pascagoula, 6 p.m.

September 2018

6-Leadership Jacskon County: Environmental Day

15-Farmers Market with the City of Gautier, City Park, Gautier, 8 a.m. to noon

16-Chamber’s Summer Learning: “E-Commerce for Your Business” ~ Mississippi State University Extension Service, FREE Seminars to Chamber Members: Bring Your Lunch! ($25 Fee for Non-Members), Chamber Meeting Room, 11:30 to 1 p.m.

21-22–8th Annual Oceans In Action 2018 Workshop, Courtyard by Marriott, Gulfport, Registration will be available soon on the Marine Technology Society website, visit www.mtsociety.org and look for Oceans In Action under Upcoming Events.

30-Cruisin’ the Coast in the City of Gautier, Singing River Mall, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 2018

6-Leadership Jackson County: Environmental Day 6-Leadership Jackson County: Environmental Day

11-Annual Chamber Leaders Retreat, Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center, Ocean Springs

14-Deadline for the Chamber $2,500 Small Business Grants, 5:00 p.m.

October 2018

4-Leadership Jackson County Class of 2018 Graduation

9-Annual Chamber Membership Meeting/Luncheon (Tickets and sponsorships are available)

13-Farmers Market with the City of Gautier, City Park, Gautier, 8 a.m. to noon

20-Gautier Mullet & Music Fest, Singing River Mall, Gautier, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

November 2018

9-Jackson County Veterans Day Program

December 2018

1-Gautier Rotary Club Christmas Parade, Highway 90, Gautier, 11 a.m.

1-Lights and Lagniappe on the Bayou, City Hall, Gautier, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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