Hey, Boo-Boo, it’s a pic-a-nic on the Town Green this evening

Biloxi Main Street this evening continues its highly successful “Drive-in Movie” series on the Town Green with an outdoor presentation of the animated remake of “Yogi Bear.”

The Town Green affair kicks off a weekend of entertainment in Biloxi that will see such legends as Wayne Netwon (Beau Rivage), Glenn Campbell (IP), Air Supply (Hard Rock), and former Three Dog Night frontman Chuck Negron (Isle).

As many as 300 people are expected to be on the Town Green this evening, according to Main Street’s Kay Miller.

Families should bring a lawn chair or blanket for the festivities, which begin at 6 p.m. with door prizes, contests, a giant water slide and other activities. The movie begins at dark.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and IP Casino Resort & Spa, is also helping observe Parks and Recreation Month.

Admission is one can of food for the Loaves & Fishes Community Kitchen.

To see details on the complete entertainment lineup for this weekend,
click here.

Council faces big agenda Tuesday afternoon

Mayor A.J. Holloway on Tuesday will recommend that the City Council hire the Stennis Institute of Government to help the city re-draw its ward lines to reflect changes in population that were documented in Census 2010.

The measure is one of nearly 50 items on the agenda for the City Council meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall.

Also on the agenda: measures to approve the release of insurance money to buy materials for the rebuilding of McElroy’s Harbor House Restaurant; appointments to the city’s Building and Housing Board of Adjustments and Appeals, and Electrical Examining Board; equipment purchases for the visitors and civic centers; approving fencing repairs at several city properties; acceptance of proposals from architects for the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum; and an agreement to join Gulfport and Harrison County in paving DeBuys Road.

To read the complete agenda and available resolutions, click here.

The day after the dedication doubleheader

Here are a few leftovers from Thursday’s dedications and tours of the Biloxi Visitors Center and Biloxi Civic Center:

The inspiration: Architect Leigh Jaunsen of Dale Partners described the inspiration for the design of the two buildings and outlined some of their features during her remarks at the dedication ceremonies. To read her comments, click here.

The dates: OK, if you missed the tours of the visitors center or public library, you’ll have to wait a bit before they re-open to the public. The library re-opens on Monday, July 25. The visitors center re-opens on Monday, Aug. 8. The Biloxi Civic Center hosts its first event on Thursday, July 21, the Biloxi Bay chamber’s third annual Business Expo.

The review: Hear more about the day of dedications in this week’s webcast with guest Bill Raymond, who also updates work on the Magnolia Hotel, Slay-Bernich house, and the Saenger Theater. To listen to the 16-minute program, which is scheduled to be online by 5 p.m., click here.

News and notes

Financial info: The latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the city, which covers Fiscal Year 2010, is now available and online. The yearly report provides a detailed analysis of the city’s overall financial health and includes the most recent audit of city finances. To read the 137-page document, click here.

Registration info: Residents of the Biloxi Public School District — the majority of the residents who live south of I-10, save Eagle Point — will be receiving school registration info in their mail or P.O. box today or Saturday. For an online preview of the newsletter, which features a message from newly appointed Superintendent Arthur McMillan, click here.