Ghouls, goblins to gather on Town Green, other places

Several locations in Biloxi, from the Town Green to Edgewater Mall and the pristine Camp Wilkes in north Biloxi, will answer the call for trick or treaters this weekend.

Biloxi Main Street’s “drive-in movie” returns to the Town Green on Saturday with the animated movie “Monsters vs. Aliens,” along with a Halloween costume contest and trick or treating.

The costume contest begins at 5 p.m., and trick or treating around the green and Halloween carnival activities begin at 5:30 p.m. The movie will be shown at dark.

Those interested should bring a canned food item for the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen, along with lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be sold also.

The movie is co-sponsored by Main Street, the City of Biloxi and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. To print a flyer that includes a registration form for door prize drawings on Saturday night, click here.

Get Wilked: For those looking for varying degrees of fright, Camp Wilkes continues its inaugural Hair Rais’n Fund Rais’r this evening, Saturday and Sunday.
The outdoor retreat, situated off Popp’s Ferry Road along the northern shores of Biloxi Bay, will offer three trails of frightful fun, hayrides, and fair-style fare. The adventures run from 6 until 10 each night, and the admission fee ($10 for the trail, or $5 for the hayride) helps support Camp Wilkes. To print a flier, click here.

Mall treats: Families can trick or treat in the climate-controlled environment of Edgewater Mall on Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children can pick up a free trick-or-treat bag at any of the mall’s four entrances, and mall merchants will stand ready to help fill those bags with treats. Those who arrive at 5 p.m. can see the Bayou View Middle School band perform at the Dillard’s stage area. One thing the mall asks: No masks for those older than 12, please.

More weekend fun: To get an overall look at the weekend entertainment lineup — which includes Zac Brown, the city’s disability fair, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and more — click here.

Biloxi faces Hancock this evening; anticipation grows for Gulfport game

The sizzling Biloxi High Indians — 7-2 and lighting up scoreboards each week — face Hancock this evening, but fans are already anxious for next week’s regular season-ending tilt with the Gulfport Admirals.

To read more about the Tribe’s stellar season, click here.

News and notes

A Biloxi gem: The Halloween trails nmow being offered at Camp Wilkes are just part of the Biloxi preserve’s plan to raise its communtiy profile. Vic Wilson, executive director of the non-profit-operated camp, gives a history lesson and status report on Camp Wilkes in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen, click here.

Council preview: Topping the agenda for the City Council’s meeting at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon is the city’s spending plan for more than a half million dollars in funds designed to help low- to moderate-income residents and areas of the city. To see the meeting agenda, click here. To see a draft of the proposed Community Development Block Grant program budget,
click here.