Halloween events dominate the weekend

Biloxi ushers in the Halloween spirit this evening and on Saturday with two events.

The Parks and Recreation’s free annual Special Needs Halloween Costume Ball will be this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Community Center, and on Saturday there’s an afternoon of costume contests, trick or treating and an outdoor movie on the Town Green.

Tonight’s Special Needs event caters to individuals with physical and mental disabilities, who can don Halloween garb and enjoy tasty treats.

Then on Saturday, there’s Halloween on the Green and the Main Street “drive-in movie,”  “Race to Witch Mountain.” You’ll find a Halloween costume contest beginning at 4 p.m., plenty of children’s games and trick or treating at booths on the Town Green, all capped by the movie, which begins at dusk.

Both of the events, which are organized by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, are free, although Main Street asks for visitors to bring a canned food item for the Salvation Army for the Town Green event.

Halloween events will continue next week, with the Seniors Halloween Bash and Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Snyder center, and the annual Halloween at Hiller Park for children up to age 11, which will be Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara Ferrill Softball Fields.
See flyers for all of the events


Make note: Plenty of music this weekend

You’ll find a diverse group of musical entertainment in town this weekend: shows by America and Tesla at the IP, Leann Rimes at the Beau Rivage, and Ralphie May at the Hard Rock.
See the weekend lineup


Work continues on ongoing projects

By Jerry Creel, Community Development Director

This week in Community Development, commercial construction continues on the Hyatt Place Hotel, Casino Magic, St. Michael’s New Life Parish Center, Walmart Neighborhood Market, First Pentecostal Church, Memorial Hospital Medical Office, Dr. Diaz Surgical Center, and Butler Homes Sales and Construction Office. Final touches are being put on the MGM Park and Boomtown RV Park.

Renovations continue on Beau Rivage’ High Stakes Poker Area, 54 Suites at IP Casino Resort, Golden Nugget, Sheraton Four Points Conversion, Biloxi Regional Outpatient Facility, Encore Shoe Department, Baachus Restaurant, and Petco.

Residential Construction continues on 65 new single family houses, with 8 additional building permits being issued this week.

At DRC this week, the committee will be reviewing the preliminary site plan for the La Quinta Hotel to be located at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Hopkins Boulevard.



News and notes

Podcasting: David Nichols discusses the city issues du jour and William Sackett gives his seal of approval to this weekend’s “drive-in” movie in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen to the program, click here.

Homecoming: The Biloxi Indians host George County for their homecoming football game this evening at the stadium on the Biloxi campus.

Public meetings: The agenda for the City Council meeting on Tuesday is expected to be online later today. Meantime, to dates and times of municipal public meetings in Biloxi, including the latest available agendas, click here.