Community Festival at Point Cadet this weekend

Dozens of people are expected to gather at Point Cadet Plaza Saturday for the Biloxi Police and Fire departments’ annual Biloxi Community Festival Against Crime. ¬†

The public will get a close-up look at the city’s emergency-response equipment, meet police officers and firefighters and receive safety tips on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors will have a chance to spend the afternoon learning about the police and fire departments, seeing their high-tech equipment, and learning how to avoid becoming a victim of crime and preventing fires in the home.

The family event will feature games such as a kids firefighter obstacle course, door prizes, giveaways, and free food. Among the first responders participating in the affair are the Biloxi Police Department’s dive and rescue team, bomb squad, and the traffic, bicycle and canine divisions.  Members of the Biloxi Fire Department will also be showing off firefighter vehicles and equipment.
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Drawdown at the Seafood Museum this weekend

The public is invited to enjoy an evening of festivities at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Saturday for the 34th Annual $10,000 Drawdown.

The affair will take place at the museum, 115 First St., with cocktails and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. A host of tasty seafood dishes, buffet style, will be available beginning at 7 p.m. and the drawing will begin at 8 p.m. 

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the night and a silent auction and open bar will also be part of the event.

A total of 500 tickets, for $100 each and admitting two to the drawdown, are being sold along the Coast by members of the museum, and at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum.

More info: Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum at (228) 435-6320.
See the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum online

Elsewhere this week:¬†The Biloxi Aquatics Division holds its second “Learn to overcome your fear of water” session at the Biloxi Natatorium, and Babypalooza Baby and Maternity Expo + Toddler Too event will be at the Biloxi Civic Center. Over at the casinos, Don Feherty will be at the Beau Rivage and Grand Funk Railroad will perform at the Hard Rock.
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See a complete weekend lineup

News & notes: Movie night, council agenda

Movie night: Dozens of people showed up for the interactive movie night at the Biloxi Visitors Center Thursday night to watch the city-acquired documentary, A Social Change in a Democracy, that was filmed in Biloxi in 1951. To see images from the event, click here.

Council: The Biloxi City Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.