‘Antiques Roadshow’ from Biloxi this evening

A nationwide audience of about 10 million is expected to be watching this evening when the popular PBS program “Antiques Roadshow” makes a stop in Biloxi.

The 60-minute program is the first of three taped at the Coast Coliseum earlier this year. It can be seen locally beginning at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and WYES.

Tonight’s telecast will include appraisals of a 1950-era Walter Anderson linocut, an 1899 Buffalo Bill poster, and a 1928 bronze sculpture of Russian Ballet dancers that could fetch as much as $150,000.

To learn more about “Antiques Roadshow,” now in its 15th year and PBS’s highest-rated program, click here.

Volunteer ceremony is Tuesday at Gruich Community Center

Dozens of residents, students and servicemen and women who have worked in all facets of volunteerism in Biloxi will be reocgnized Tuesday during the 28th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center on Howard Avenue.

Family members and friends of volunteers also are invited to attend the free ceremony. A reception will be held afterward.

Are your young ones ready for kindergarten?

Parents with pre-schoolers can find out what they need to know to be ready for kindergarten during a free program on Thursday afternoon at the Family Resource Center at Lopez School, which is on St. John Avenue in Biloxi.

The “Countdown to Kindergarten Readiness Fair” will be held Thursday between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. for families that have a child who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2011.

Schools participating in the event will be Cedar Lake Christian Academy, Our Lady of Fatima, Gorenflo, Jeff Davis, Nativity BVM, North Bay and Popp’s Ferry.

The event is being sponsored by Biloxi Public Schools, the City of Biloxi and the Biloxi Excel By 5 Coalition.

For more information, contact Dr. Janice Wilson at 374-1810, ext. 129 or janice.wilson@biloxishools.net; or Susan Hunt at 297-6808 or susan.hunt@biloxischools.net.

Deadline for shrimp queen applications is Wednesday

The Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet is accepting Shrimp Queen applications through Wednesday.

To qualify for the pageant, part of the Blessing weekend June 3-5, applicants must be 16 to 19 years old and must have ties to the shrimping industry in Biloxi.
The 2011 Queen will win a $1,000.00 scholarship to the school of her choice.
To see an application, which is at biloxiblessing.com, click here, or call 228-435-6339.

See the new poster: You can see the unveiling of the 2011 Blessing of the Fleet poster during a free reception at the Old Brick House on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Access the Old Brick House by traveling north of the intersection of Lee Street and Bay Bay Boulevard.