Natatorium to close for repairs

The Biloxi Natatorium will be closed Thursday and will re-open next Thursday, Feb. 28 after workers have repaired the pool’s expansion joints and wall tiles.

While the Natatorium is closed, the pool at the Donal M. Snyder Community Center on Pass Road will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The expansion joints at the Natatorium pool allow the concrete under the pool’s plaster bottom adequate room for expansion and contraction without damaging or cracking the bottom of the pool.

Workers also will repair the caulking that protects and seals the tiles lining the pool.

News and notes

Think pink: The Biloxi Civic Center hosts the fifth annual Evening in Pink on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. The event raises money for the Pink Hearts Fund, which provides wigs and other aids to cancer patients. Ticketholders — $50 each or tables of eight for $400 — will enjoy dance music by Sista Jazz, Johnny Hozey and James Ducker, along with drinks, heavy hors d’oevres, door prizes, and live and silent actions. For ticket info, click here.

History week: History week continues at the Visitors Center this evening with a book signing by Mouise Thomas Richards, author of “The Bizarre Biloxi Bazaar.” Richards appears from 5:30 to 7 p.m. History week, which began Sunday, is free and has its finale Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekend preview: For an early look at the weekend’s board of fare,
courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Hazardous situations: Take a moment to peruse the city’s hazard mitigation and floodplain management plan, and provide your comments in an online survey.
Click here.

Downtown TV: A new three-minute video touting downtown Biloxi has been created by Biloxi Main Street and is now being shown on CTA’s Casino Hopper. To see the spot, produced and narrated by August Taconi, click here.