Weekend preview: Walk, run and shop

Mayor’s Cup, Alzheimer’s walk and Christmas City are all happening this weekend in Biloxi.

The 33rd annual Mayor’s Cup 5K Run takes place Saturday in downtown with a one mile at 9 a.m. and 5K at 9:30 a.m. Both races begin and end in front of the Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse Street.  Race fee is $20 and late registration, also set to take place in front of City Hall, begins at 8 a.m.

The event, open to walkers, race walkers, runners and wheelchair participants, is sponsored by the City of Biloxi and hosted by the Gulf Coast Running Club.

Also on Saturday morning, is the Gulf Coast Walk4ALZ at the Biloxi Town Green.  The walk, which supports the fight against Alzheimer’s, begins at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m.

Over at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, you will find the holiday extravaganza, Ron Meyers Christmas City Gift Show. The three day affair, which kicked off this morning, includes aisles of items such as home decor, holiday decor, jewelry, scrapbook supplies, handmade heirlooms, framed art, fragrances and more.  Times vary throughout the weekend and admission is $8 for a one day pass, $12 for a two days and free for children age 15 and younger.    

Elsewhere:  Josh Turner will be at the IP, Rick Springfield performs at the Hard Rock and Penn & Teller entertains at the Beau Rivage. 
See the Mayor’s Cup registration  
See a complete line up of events


News and notes

Holiday schedule: Non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed Friday for the Veterans Day holiday. All offices will resume their normal hours on Tuesday.

City Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council has a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda for the meeting, along with supporting documents, click here.

Semper Fi:  In celebration of the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday, Chief Administrative Officer and retired Marine Mike Leonard read General John A. Lejeune’s Birthday Message and served cake at Biloxi City Hall.  To see images from the observance posted earlier today on the city’s Facebook page, click here