Your weekend preview, other news and notes

A host of holiday related and otherwise special events are continuing this weekend, including Christmas at Beauvoir, the kickoff of two Saturdays of book signings at the Biloxi Visitors Center, and a Latin festival on the Biloxi Town Green.

Of course, the Sun & Sand Film Festival continues at venues along the Gulf Coast, including the Saenger Theater.

To see the lineup for the book signings at the Biloxi Visitors Center, click here.

To see the lineup for the Sun & Sand Film Festival, click here.

To see dozens of photos from last night’s Festival of Trees at Beauvoir, click here, and to see admission information for Christmas at Beauvoir, click here.

On Saturday, of course, the annual parade to mark Veterans Day rolls, this year in downtown Gulfport.

And, finally, to see the overall entertainment lineup for this weekend, including “Twelve Angry Men” at Center Stage, and concerts by Styx and Kenny Loggins, click here.

News and notes

Museum meetings: This morning’s special council was dominated with sobering news: projected costs surpass available funding for two proposed Point Cadet projects, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and the proposed waterfront park. Two reports provided councilmembers an overview of the projects, projected costs and means to reduce costs. To see the project overview, presented by project manager Leigh Jaunsen of Dale Partners, click here, (8 MB file) and to see a report from Seafood Museum architect H3, click here.

City Council: This month, the Biloxi Council will meet the first, second and third Tuesdays of the month instead of the usual first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month, owing to the Thanksgiving holiday. To see the agenda and supporting documents for Tuesday’s meeting, where councilmembers are expected to vote on the new municipal ward lines, click here.

About those new lines: To see the proposed new ward lines, including the council-favored Plan 7, click here.

Webcasting: To listen to the weekly City Desk webcast, click here.

Veterans Day holiday: Non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.