Biloxi hosts green weekend, with movie and events

Family-fun activites and a movie, “Dolphin Tails,” will be the attractions on the Town Green this evening at 6 as the city kicks off its Earth Day weekend.

Main Street and the city will be hosting the Town Green events this evening, with door prizes, games, contests and a water slide. The movie, co-sponsored by the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, will be shown at dark.

Suggested donation: any recyclable item or a can food for the Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen.

Be a part of the pickup: As part of the Earth Day weekend, volunteers are encoruaged to clean up neighborhood areas Saturday morning — supplies available on the Town Green Saturday morning — and then take part in a Go Green on the Green Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment, a cookout, a paint-a-can contest and other activities are on tap.

Get your free trees: As part of Earth Day commemoration, residents can pick up free Southern magnolias, American sycamores, swamp white oaks, and silky dogwoods in a free tree giveaway on the Town Green Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The project is being coordinated by the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain’s Replant South Mississippi program and the City of Biloxi. Trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

‘Hoosier buddy?’ benefit is Sunday on Town Green

Residents will have a chance on Sunday to help tornado-ravaged Indiana State Police who came to Biloxi’s aid in the wake of Katrina. To read more about the gathering where you can “help those who helped us,” click here.

Elsewhere this weekend: To see the overall entertainment lineup, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

News and notes

Webcasting: Briton Jones of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio updates progress at the Bayou Auguste greenway project in this week’s webcast. To listen to the program, which also includes a recap of other city issues, click here.

Council agenda: To see the agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeteing, click here.