Saints Day: Here is the lineup

The third annual Saints Day kicks off Friday morning with nearly two dozen Saints Hall of Famers and three current Saint’s players participating in a series of events, including the free clinics.

The New Orleans Saints Hall of Famers Rickey Jackson and Willie Roaf, along with current starters Wil Lutz, David Onyemata and Zach Wood, and New Orleans Pelicans staffers will be involved in the activities.

The activities begins with a Scramble Golf Tournament at Fallen Oak Golf Club at 11 a.m. More than 20 four-member teams have signed up for this 18-hole scramble.  Each team will be augmented by a Saints Hall of Famer or a current Saints player.  Gift certificates will be awarded to the top three teams upon conclusion of play, and special prizes will be presented for closest-to-the hole and longest drive contests.

From 3 to 5 p.m., a free Kids and Parents Football Safety Clinic will be conducted by the New Orleans Saints in green space just north of the ticket booth at MGM Park. The event includes football challenges and instruction for children, a football safety clinic for parents, and, new this year, a New Orleans Pelicans interactive area for basketball fans.  Also, the New Orleans Saints will give away 100 tickets to Friday night’s Shuckers-Mississippi Braves game.

Friday evening, it’s the Saints Day with the Shuckers promotion where the Biloxi Shuckers host Saints Hall of Famers and current Saints players at their 6:35 p.m. game against the Braves. Saints players and Hall of Famers will be introduced before the game, help throw out the first pitch, and sign autographs and take photos with fans throughout the game.
See the event flyer
Listen to more about the event on the City Desk podcast

Elsewhere this week: The Ohr-Okeefe Museum of Art unveils its newest exhibit, Rodrigue’s Blue Dog: Discovering Late Works on Canvas and Metal; Pick up the Point takes place at the Point Cadet Plaza, and the Biloxi Shuckers continue their homestand with the Mississippi Braves.  Over at the casinos, the Roots and Boots Tour and Avant each performs at the IP, The Bellamy Brothers will be at the Golden Nugget and Rick Springfield entertains at the Beau Rivage. 
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See a complete weekend lineup


Woolmarket library temporarily remains closed

The Woolmarket library remains closed while the City of Biloxi acquires complete installation of the fire panel.

The branch, original set to open today at the Woolmarket City Center, will officially open its doors to the public later this month.

During this time, no fees will be charged on items checked out.  Library staffers remind the public that there are eight other library branches, including the Biloxi Public Library in Howard Avenue, the Margaret Sherry Memorial Library on Popp’s Ferry Road, and the West Biloxi Library on Pass Road, open to assist with their needs.
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News & notes: City Desk; Splash pad; Blue Angels; Traffic

City Desk:  On this week’s edition of the City Desk podcast, recorded this morning at Biloxi City Hall, Civic Innovation and Development Officer Cliff Kirkland talks about the Saints Day event and Biloxi Police Officers Cara Muirhead and Steven Kinsey talk about placing in the 2018 National Law Fit Challenge.  To listen, click here

Splash pad ribbon cutting:  The City of Biloxi, along with the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, will hold a ribbon cutting for the new John Henry Beck Park splash pad on Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m.  To see the flyer, click here.

Blues Over Biloxi:  The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are coming to Biloxi for the Blues Over Biloxi airshow taking place July 21 and 22 over the beach.  For more information, click here

Traffic update:  To see the latest traffic advisories and road closures in Biloxi, click here