City to host movie, family pool party; other news and notes

The City of Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department will co-host a drive-in movie on Friday and host a family pool party next week to celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month.

The drive-in movie, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, will be shown on the Town Green at dust with fun and games beginning at 5 p.m. The presentation is also co-sponsored by Main Street.

The Family Pool Party will be on Friday, July 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Biloxi Natatorium, 1384 Father Ryan Ave.

The event is open to children and their parents, who will be invited to enjoy hot dogs, chips, punch, listen to music from a local DJ and play games.

Lifeguards will be present at all times and swimmers must wear the proper swimsuit – boys’ suits must have a drawstring and liner.

For more information on the city’s observance of National Recreation and Parks Month, click here.

For more information on the pool party, call the city’s Parks office at 228-435-6185 or email

News and notes

West Nile Virus: The city web site now includes information about the West Nile virus. To see the information, which is displayed on the Water Quality and Public Works pages of the site, click here.

Saving money: The city’s web site also offers tips on how you can save money on your monthly water bill by detecting leaky commodes and conserving water in general. To see the tips, which can be found on the Water Quality page of the city web site, click here.