Christmas at Beauvoir headlines weekend fare

Christmas at Beauvoir, the season-long celebration at the Jefferson Davis home in west Biloxi continues this weekend.

Visitors will find carolers, crafts, Father Claus, lighted paths, tours of the Davis house with period decorations, and, of course, 100 lighted oak trees throughout the property.

In addition, a magical train takes children through the historic 52-acre Beauvoir site.

Elsewhere this weekend, you’ll find Judge Gaston Hewes and “12 Angry Jurors” at Center Stage, Rita Rudner and Brad Garrett at the Beau, the country group Dereks Bentley at the Hard Rock, and Bill Engvall at the IP.

To see the complete weekend agenda of entertainment, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

City Council to meet Tuesday morning and afternoon

The Biloxi City Council will discuss plans for the proposed Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum and the Biloxi Waterfront Park during a meeting Tuesday at 10 a.m., and council members will reconvene Tuesday at 1:30 to consider an agenda of a dozen issues.

During the morning meeting, councilmembers will be conducting their second meeting on an issue where projected costs are outpacing available funding. To see background on the issue, courtesy of a Powerpoint presented by project manager Leigh Jaunsen and by the architectural firm H3,
click here (8 MB file)

In the afternoon meeting, the agenda includes measures to trim or remove trees in downtown Biloxi, $51,000 for the installation of citywide Christmas decorations, and change orders for several city improvement projects.

Both of the meetings Tuesday will be at City Hall and are open to the public.

To see the complete agendas and available resolutions for the meetings,
click here.

‘Biloxi. Mississippi, a city of surprises!’

Taryn Pratt Sammons, social media specialist and media rep for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, recommends for your reading enjoyment the online offering titled “Biloxi, Mississippi, a city of surprises!” from the travel agency USA Travel With Us.

To read the glowing review, click here.

News and notes

Webcasting: Amanda B. Williams, who books special events for the Biloxi Civic Center and Biloxi Visitors Center, guests on this week’s City Desk. Also appearing is Bill Raymond, the new manager of the Biloxi Visitors Center. To listen to the 17-minute program, click here.

Road work: To see the status of major road improvement projects throughout the city, click here.