Hiller Park gets ‘Frozen’ Friday night

The Disney animated movie “Frozen” will be shown for free in Hiller Park Friday night, the highlight of a family affair that will include games, contests and a “Frozen” character costume contest.

The games and contests begin at 5:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk.

It’s all part of the Councilmember Dixie Newman’s continuing fund-raising drive to revitalize Hiller Park.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and carnival fare also will be available for a nominal fee.
See the “Frozen” trailer on YouTube


Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art to host seniors activities

The City of Biloxi and Harrison County are opening a senior citizens center to serve residents of east Biloxi, and residents will have a chance to see it during a reception Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. on the campus of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.

The seniors center, which will be housed in the City of Biloxi Center for Ceramics at the Ohr-O’Keefe, will offer such activities as crafts, ceramics, games, bingo, field trips and luncheons each weekday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Monday, June 30.

The city has not had a seniors center in east Biloxi since Hurricane Katrina. The new venture will be funded by the city and Harrison County.

For more information, contact Gwen Johnson at (228) 388-7170, or email seniors@biloxi.ms.us or contact Nikki Woodward at (228) 435-4192.
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Natatorium to restore Saturday hours 

The Biloxi Natatorium, the city’s indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, is re-introducing Saturday hours beginning July 5, when the pool will be open each Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

The pool had reduced its schedule to eliminate Saturday openings because of a shortage of lifeguards.

“We just weren’t able to do it,” said Jamie Lee of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.  “We need anywhere from two to 10 lifeguards on duty, depending on the time of day and the time of year, and it’s just been hard to keep lifeguards, even though we pay from $10 to $13 an hour. Now, we think we’ve worked out the staffing issues.”

The Natatorium hours are now:

Adult lap swimming (age 18 and older), Monday through Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and recreational swimming (all ages) Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Hours at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center pool are adult lap swimming (age 18 and older), Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to noon.

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Learn more about Biloxi Parks and Recreation