Ghouls, goblins, ‘Beetlejiuce’ Saturday on Town Green

Biloxi Main Street continues its highly successful “Drive-in Movie” series on the Town Green on Saturday with a Halloween Movie favorite, “Bettlejuice.” The costume contest begins at 5 p.m., followed by trick or treating around the green, Halloween carnival activities and a hayride.

The movie will be shown at dark. Admission is one can of food for the Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen, so grab the blankets and lawn chairs and bring the whole family. In addition to the movie presentation there will also be refreshments sold.

The Main Street affair is being held in conjunction with the Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Halloween on the Green. Both events are co-sponsored by the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. To print a flier, click here.

Mayor’s Disability Awareness fair is Saturday at mall

Veterans and seniors are reminded that the “Mayor’s Disability Awareness Health Fair,” which takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edgewater Mall, is not exclusively for people with physical or mental challenges.

Said Acting Parks and Recreation Director Cheryl Bell: “There will be some valuable information for veterans and seniors, as well as for those with disabilities and those who deal with people who have disabilities. We’re hoping to have a good number of people drop by to check out the resources that are available.”

The fair will feature health screenings, door prizes, face painting, and glamour makeovers. Visitors can find it inside the mall, in the southeast open area.

Elsewhere this weekend: Chili fest, Johnny Rivers and more

You’ll find the Our Lady of Fatima Elementary School “Spook Ooky Chili Cookoff and Halloween Carnival” Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the west Biloxi school; singer-songwriter Johnny Rivers at the Beau Rivage, Maroon 5 at Hard Rock, comedian Mike Epps at the IP, and hockey’s back at the Coast Coliseum. For details on other events taking place this weekend, click here.

News and notes

City Council: The Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall. Among the issues: a Pass Road zoning issue and more than $100,000 in social service spending. To see the agenda and supporting documents,
click here.

Gaming jumps: August and September 2010 were better than those months in 2009, according to the latest numbers from Biloxi’s casino industry. To see the numbers for yourself, click here.

Cemetery tours: The annual tours of the Biloxi cemetery are planned for Tuesday. For a look at what you can see this year — and what you saw last year — click here.