South Mississippi weekend whereabouts December 31st - January 2nd

By Michelle Lady - e-mail

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Wind down 2010 with a good deed. Help the Red Cross boost their supply during one of the most critical weeks of the year. The Holiday 500 Blood drive is from 10 until 4 at Edgewater Mall.

Paddle the evening away under the light of the moon. The South Coast Paddling Company invites everyone out for a kayaking trip. The group will meet at 4:30, to reserve your spot call (228) 872-2030.

The Mississippi Surge will be in the rink Friday taking on the Knoxville Ice Bears. The puck will be dropped this evening at 7 at the Coast Coliseum.

Put on your dancing shoes and boogie the night away. There's a New Year's Eve Dance at the Lyman Senior Center in Gulfport beginning at 7:30. Or you can put on your boots for some square dancing at the St. Martin Community Center between 8p.m. and 10p.m.

Ring in 2011 with a party at the casino. There will be special events happening at all of them many including complimentary champagne at midnight. Here are some of the highlights, the jazz stylings of the Glenn Parker Band will be at the Beau Rivage along with the B52's and Tiggerproof. IP has a few performances, Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas, Molly Ringwalds and The Nobles. Over 500 Balloons will drop at midnight on the Hard Rock Casino Floor. And Bryan Austin will be at the Silver Slipper.

Toast in the New Year with Jesus. The folks over at Full Gospel Baptist Church invite everyone over for a special performance, praise and worship service. It's from 9 until midnight.

Keep on Dancing into the new year to Brick House and many other classics from the Commodores. They'll take the stage at the Beau Rivage Saturday at 8p.m.

Gulf Islands National Seashore is featuring Aliens of the Sea Sunday. The film explores leafy sea dragons, pipe fish and other wonders of the deep. The film is at the Visitors center beginning at 2.

Holiday 500 Blood Drive

  • Friday 10a.m. - 4p.m.
  • Edgewater Mall Near the Rock Wall
  • 2600 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • For More Info Call 1-800-RED-CROSS

New Year's Eve Kayak Trip

  • Friday 4:30p.m.
  • South Coast Paddling Company
  • 2335 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Cost of Trip $30 or $15 if you have your own kayak
  • RSVP (228) 872-2030

Surge Game

  • Friday 7p.m.
  • MS Coast Coliseum
  • For Tickets Call (228) 287-7825

New Year's Eve Dance

  • Friday 7:30p.m. - 11p.m.
  • Lyman Senior Center
  • 14592 County Farm Road, Gulfport
  • Admission $10
  • For More Info Call (228) 832-2606

Square Dancing

  • Friday 8p.m. - 10p.m.
  • St. Martin Community Center
  • For More Info Call (228) 238-5278 or (228) 324-0154

New Years at the Casinos

  • IP Casino
  • Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas 10:30p.m.
  • Molly Ringwalds 10p.m.
  • The Nobles 10p.m
  • For Tickets Call (228) 436-3000
  • Beau Rivage
  • Glenn Parker Bank 10p.m.
  • The B-52s 11p.m.
  • TiggerProof 10p.m.
  • Hard Rock Casino
  • Festivities begin at 12p.m.
  • Silver Slipper
  • Bryan Austin 10p.m.

Watch Night Service

  • Friday 9p.m. - 12a.m.
  • Full Gospel Baptist Church
  • 345 Pass Road, Gulfport

The Commodores

  • Saturday 8p.m.
  • Beau Rivage
  • For Tickets Call (228) 386-7111

Aliens of the Sea

  • Sunday 2p.m.
  • Willima M Colmer Visitor Center Auditorium
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • For More Info Call (228) 875-9057