Paul Anka, Earl Thomas Conley, the Census on tap this weekend

Paul Anka performs this weekend at the IP Casino Resort Spa, Earl Thomas Conley is at the Hard Rock, and the U.S. Census road show in coming to the Town Green.

The free census event – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — is a chance to learn more about the upcoming Portrait of America and enjoy food, drinks, games and educational exhibits.

Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway has said this year’s census could be the most important in the history of the city, given the population shifts prompted by Hurricane Katrina.

Said Holloway: “I’m hoping that everyone will take some time to stop by the Town Green this weekend, but even more importantly I’m hoping that they will fill out the forms when they get them in March.”

To see details about the Anka and Conley concerts and the Census event on the Town Green, click here.

News and notes

Sold out – again: The Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce reports that all seats – 600 in all — have been sold for the annual State of the City luncheon on Wednesday at the Beau Rivage. Cable One will carry a replay of Mayor A.J. Holloway’s address on Thursday at 8 and 10 a.m. and 8 and 10 p.m. on Cable 13 in Biloxi.

Council preview: The Biloxi City Council will face an agenda of more than two dozen issues when it meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Among the issues: seven zoning cases, a proposal to hire an economic-development consulting firm, and a proposal by Council member Lucy Denton to name the Biloxi Sports Complex in honor of Mayor A.J. Holloway. To see the complete agenda and available resolutions,
click here.

Mardi Gras – already: The Mardi Gras Children’s Walking Parade is now seeking entrants for the 2010 parade, which makes it way through downtown Biloxi on Feb. 13. To find out more about the parade and how your youngster can get involved, click here.

Traffic update: To see the latest report on road work throughout the city,
click here.

Tree giveaway: Replant Biloxi will hold its 2010 Tree Give-away on Saturday Feb. 20 at Hiller Park, from noon until the 900 Live oaks are distributed. There’s a limit of two trees per address. To fill out a form for your trees,
click here.