See the dinosaurs Saturday on the Town Green

The City of Biloxi and Friends of Hiller Park have teamed up with Navy Federal Credit Union to host an outdoor family movie night on the Town Green on Saturday.

Beginning at 6 p.m. families will be able to fill the green space with lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy activities such as inflatables and face painting in anticipation for the 8 p.m. airing of Jurassic World.

“It is always rewarding when an organization thinks of hosting their events in Biloxi”, Parks and Recreation Director Cheryl Bell said. “It lets me know that Biloxi is being recognized for its recreational opportunities, parks and facilities.”

The Friends of Hiller Park will set up concessions for snowballs, hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, nachos and refreshments.  Their proceeds will benefit the ongoing revitalization efforts for Hiller Park.

The free family movie night event is part of the Navy Federal Credit Union’s campaign to be actively involved in the communities¬†it serves. The Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union and serves all Departments of Defense military and civilian personnel and their families.

For more on the event, call the Parks and Recreation office at 228-388-7170.

Elsewhere this weekend: Center Stage offers “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” to complement¬†the weekend’s entertainment offerings, while IP has “98 Degrees” and company, rock ‘n’ roll hall of famer Steve Miller is at the Beau Rivage and the seventh annual Gulf Coast Black Rodeo is at the Coast Coliseum.
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News and notes

Sign up for football and cheer: The Parks and Recreation Department holds registration for football and cheerleading on Saturday, Aug. 6 and 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal Snyder Community Center. Proof of residency and birth certificate is required. See more information about this registration and other sports in Biloxi by clicking here.

Take the dogs out: The City of Biloxi has two parks designated just for dogs to exercise and play.¬† Both parks, the Popp’s Ferry Dog Park at¬†the Popp’s Ferry Recreational Area¬†and the Pixie Memorial Dog Park in Hiller Park, are open¬†daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.¬† See more information by clicking here.

Immunization reminder: Biloxi Excel by 5’s immunization fair kicks off Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Coastal Family Health Center. School-required vaccines will be given at no out-of-pocket expense, but parents must bring their insurance card, a photo ID and their child‚Äôs shot record.¬†The fair will continue Monday through Wednesday at Lopez Elementary School. To see Lopez hours and more info, click here.

Irish Hill work: CenterPoint, which is installing gas lines on Irish Hill Drive, reports that work is complete west of White Avenue and the roadway is open. Irish Hill east of White Avenue, to Gill Avenue, is closed. White Avenue remains open for Keesler access, and Azalea Drive residents can travel east only on Irish Hill. See the status of streets and infrastructure work citywide by clicking here.

City Council: The Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.