Local Guitar Player is Staple at Pascagoula Establishment

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Harold Dees and Keith Delcambre believe there aren’t too many places in the world where you can find live local music outside of a seafood market and restaurant.

As owner of Bozo’s Seafood Market and Deli in Pascagoula, Delcambre provides the seafood while Dees provides the tunes as the guitar player out front. Dees has been performing at Bozo’s for almost three years now. He plays for tips and said he has enjoyed every minute of his time there.

Dees used to play at the BP station on Chico Street but decided to look for a busier venue for his music. Dees said that Delcambre showed up at the right time, and Dees asked him if he could play for him. To which, according to Dees, Delcambre replied, “Why haven’t you asked sooner?” The rest is history.  

Now, Dees is sort of a staple at Bozo’s, and Delcambre said people ask about him when he’s not there. He said you’ll see people singing with him and dancing to the music, and the kids seem to really the music too – they’ll come out and just sit in front of him and not want to leave. To Dees, seeing the kids have a good time is one of the best parts.

“I had no idea that I sounded that great to get them to act like that,” he said. “It’s wonderful.”

Dees said his music makes the people happy as they go in and out of the store, and he looks forward to playing there each day.

“They love me,” he said. “I’m crazy about them also.”

By playing at Bozo’s, Dees has met people from all over the country, but that’s not the only place that he plays his music. Dees also plays weddings, barbecues, ceremonies and other events and occasionally travels to Atlanta to play.

“I enjoy playing in front of people,” he said. “I enjoy playing music period.”

Delcambre said Dees fits right in at Bozo’s because “characters are welcome.” He said that things are not quite the same when Dees is not there and that the music helps bring more people to the store.  

“He’s the first person you see when you come to Bozo’s,” Delcambre said. “I love having him out there.”

When asked if he’ll move to the new Bozo’s location, Dees said he would let Delcambre make the call but that he’ll be happy to make the move if he’s asked.

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Summer Camp HQ

Check out the list we’ve compiled below to find the a summer camp that is right for your children!

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Pascagoula River Audubon Center Camps

5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point MS 39563  
Contact: 228.475.0825 (ext. 2)
Visit Pascagoula River Audubon Center for prices and registration

Watery Worlds & Wetlands

  • Grades 2-5
  • June 4-8, 9am-12pm

River Explorers

  • Grades 2-5
    June 11-15, 9am-12pm

Water Scientists

  • Grades 6-8
  • June 18-22, 9am-12pm

Junior Naturalists Program 

  • Grades 9-12
    June 25-29, 9am-12pm

Wet and Wild

  • Ages 4-6
  • July 10-12, 9am-12pm

Underwater Worlds: 

  • Ages 4-6
  • July 17-19, 9am-12pm
Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center Camps

1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Contact: 228.818.2878
Visit Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center Camps for times, prices and registration

Junior Chef

  • Ages 8+
  • Sessions include June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20 and July 23-27

Bakeshop Basics

  • Budding bakers will learn to prepare both sweet and savory treats, as well as kitchen safety and sanitation, reading recipes, mise en place, and measuring ingredients.
  • Ages 8-13 will meet June 18-22

Around the World Culinary

  • Kids will learn about different cultures and create tasty, kid-friendly dishes from around the world.
  • Ages 8-13 will meet June 11-15

Food is Science

  • Kids will learn the science of food and do food science experiments
  • Ages 6-14 (younger ages may be considered)
  • July 9-13

Dining from the Rainbow

  • Kids learn about different colored foods, with each day’s menu based off a specific color
  • Ages 8-13 will meet July 16-20

Art Journaling for Kids

  • Kids learn to keep an art journal filled with writing, sketches, ideas and artwork
  • Ages 6-15 will meet July 9-13

Drawing and Painting

  • Kids learn the basics of drawing and painting from life focusing on the fundamentals
  • Ages 7-10 will meet June 25-29
  • Ages 11-15 will meet June 4-8

Art Exploration for Kids

  • Kids will learn drawing, painting and collage
  • Ages 7-11 will meet June 4-8; June 11-15; and July 16-20

Self Portraits

  • Students learn to draw proportions of the face, how to shade and render features
  • Ages 9-13 will meet June 25-29

Painting for Children

  • Children learn about the lives of famous artists and prominent art movements
  • Ages 6-10 will meet June 18-22

Pastel Fun for Kids

  • Kids will learn to explore colors and draw using pastels
  • Ages 5-6 will meet June 4-8 and July 9-13
  • Ages 7-11 will meet June 18-22

Realism Challenge for Teens

  • Students learn to use pencils, colored pencils and paint to render realistic looking artwork
  • Ages 11-15 will meet June 18-22

Pastels for Teens

  • In-depth exploration of colors, perspective, and various drawing methods using pastels
  • Ages 12-13 will meet June 11-15
  • Ages 14-17 will meet June 25-29

Mixed Media Painting

  • Kids learn different mixed media and painting techniques from texture to working images into artwork, layering and creating abstract pieces
  • Ages 7-11 will meet July 23-27

Art and Play

  • Kids learn drafting design, create inventions, use art, poetry, and writing to create projects
  • Ages 6-10 will meet June 11-15

Altered Books

  • Students bring a hardback book to alter by cutting, collaging, and painting to create a work of art out of the book
  • Ages 9-15 will meet July 23-27

Magical World of Puppets and Masks

  • Students are introduced to various types of puppetry and mask work and will create their own for a final showcase
  • Grades 1-4 will meet June 25-29

Paper Dolls

  • Kids design and color their own paper dolls and accessories, assign them careers and hobbies, and develop wardrobes for them
  • Ages 6-9 will meet July 16-20

Play Making

  • Students will create and perform their own plays; led by award-winning playwright Cayson Miles
  • Grades K-4 will meet June 4-8

From Page to Stage

  • Young playwrights will create a short play; led by award-winning playwright Cayson Miles
  • Grades 4-8 will meet June 4-8

Photography and Visual Design for Teens

  • Students explore photography as creative expression and apply basic elements of visual design
  • Ages 11-15 will meet June 11-15 and July 16-20

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

  • Students learn basic musical theatre techniques including voice and dance
  • Grades 1-6 will meet July 9-13

Space Pirates: A New Children’s Musical Two Week Theatre Camp

  • Students learn to put on a theatrical production
  • Ages 7-16 will meet June 11-15 and June 18-22

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Two Week Theatre Camp

  • Kids will produce a rollicking musical version of “Alice in Wonderland”
  • Open to all grades
  • July 16-20 and July 23-27, with two final performances happening on July 27-28
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Camps

2300 US-90, Gautier, MS 39553
Contact: 228.497.7735
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for times, prices and registration

Learn To Swim

  • Ages 3-12
  • Sessions include June 4-14, June 18-28, July 9-19
  • Classes meet for 50 minutes each day for nine days over two weeks

Chemistry Camp

  • Ages 11-14
  • Sessions include July 9-13, July 16-20
  • Make polyurethane foam, slime, plexi-glass crystals, fingerprints and more

Explorers Environmental Camp

  • Ages 12-16
  • Sessions include June 18-22, July 16-20
  • A fun and challenging week of outdoor activities

Robotics Technology Camps

  • Basic: June 18-22 (ages 10-12)
  • Intermediate: June 25-29 (ages 12-17)
  • An interactive camp building robots and stomp rockets
University of Southern Mississippi Camps

703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Contact: 228.818.8095
Visit USM Camps for times, prices and registration

Sea Camp

  • Grades 1-6
  • Sessions include June 4-8, June 18-22, June 25-29, and July 9-13
  • Marine educators provide students with a rich educational experience wrapped up in lots of fun, games and hands-on activities

Sharkheads Shark Fest

  • Grades 7-12
  • Sessions include June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20
  • Participate in shark research with our USM scientists by catching, tagging and releasing sharks

Shaggy’s Angler Camp

  • Grades 7-12
  • Sessions include June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22
  • During the week, anglers will learn how to throw a net to catch bait, how to tag and release fish, and how to target speckled trout, redfish and flounder. 
FABLAB Jackson County Camps

12004 MS 57, Vancleave, MS 39565
Contact:  228.826.0181
Visit FabLab Jackson County for times, prices and registration

Digital Design Camp

  • May 29-June 1
  • Open to all ages
  • Laser engraving and vinyl cutting

3-D Printing Camp

  • June 4-8
  • Open to all ages
  • Laser engraving

CNC Router Camp

  • June 11-15
  • Open to middle and high school ages

STEM Exploration

  • June 18-22
  • Open to all ages

Maze Charting Robot

  • June 18-22
  • Open to middle and high school ages
  • Programming and building

Girls in STEM (STEM Exploration)

  • June 25-29
  • Open to all ages
InTheZone Camps

3614 Bienville Blvd. Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Contact: 228.818.2830
In The Zone Summer Camp starts Tuesday after Memorial Day and runs until the Friday before the children return to school. Includes daily field trips and activities
Visit InTheZone for times, prices and registration

Servants

  • Ages 5 & 6

Disciples

  • Ages 7, 8 & 9

Shepherds

  • Ages 10,11 & 12
Pascagoula Youth Soccer Club

6001 Tillman St. Pascagoula, MS
The program emphasizes the fundamentals of soccer in a fun, supportive atmosphere
Ages 5-14
Date: July 9-11
Time: 9am-12pm
Contact: 228.762.1020
Visit Pascagoula Youth Soccer Club for prices and registration

City of Pascagoula Summer Camp

2935 Pascagoula St. Pascagoula, MS
Includes indoor and outdoor activities, weekly field trips, special guests, sports and more!
Ages 6-12
Date: May 29-July 27
Contact: 228.938.2356
Visit City of Pascagoula for prices and registration

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Blues at the Beach Continues This Friday

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The next Blues at the Beach show will be held on Friday, May 11, at Pascagoula Beach Park from 6 to 8 p.m. with local band Slick Radio performing. The show is free and open to the public.

This is the seventh year for Blues at the Beach programming and attendance has steadily increased each year. The monthly events held annually during the summer months are planned by Emerge Pascagoula as a way to help the local community kick off the weekend.

“It’s a free music event to bring locals of all ages out into the community as well as to showcase some of Pascagoula’s great outdoor venues,” said Landon McCarty, Emerge Pascagoula co-chair. “It’s a great transition on Fridays between work and a night on the town.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair and can bring food, beverages, and spirits to the show. The events are family friendly.

This year’s summer schedule kicked off in April with the Truitt Williams Band. June’s show will feature Ric McNaughton from Mobile on June 8. On July 13, Black Water Brass will be playing, and Deuces Wild will play on Aug. 10.

Emerge was formed under the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s Pascagoula Area Council. Emerge exists to recruit, develop, connect, retain, and empower emerging leaders to improve the quality of life in Pascagoula by advancing the group’s interests into real changes that will make the city a better place to live, work, and play.

For more information on upcoming shows and locations, find Emerge Pascagoula on Facebook. You can also email emergepascagoula@gmail.com to get on the monthly newsletter list.

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WAMA to Host 5th Annual Craft Beer Tasting Event

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Community members craving a unique place to enjoy local beer, art and music can attend the Walter Anderson Museum of Art’s annual craft beer tasting event set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. 

Now in its fifth year, WAMA Director of Development Corey Christy said the event has been a great opportunity for the museum.

“People get to come into an environment they might not have considered before and get to check out local beers they may not be aware of,” Christy said.

Christy added that the event was initially developed five years ago to expand the museum’s membership base to a younger crowd and for people to understand that museums are for everyone.

“There are folks out there that view museums as ‘hoity toity’ or something for the upper crust,” Christy said. “That is not what Walter Anderson was about. He created art that was intended to be enjoyed by the community at large, and we feel this event plays into that spirit.”  

The event will feature live music, great locally crafted beer and the art of Walter Anderson. Not only will attendees enjoy local craft beer, they’ll have the opportunity to learn about it from those who make it. Tickets are still available and are $15 each for members and $20 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased online here. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Christy said the event is a great marriage of arts of all kinds and that attendees will have a truly unique experience.

“By attending the event, you are supporting one of the premier cultural institutions in the state and region,” Christy said. “You’ll also hear some great music and try new brews from local breweries as well as local home brewers. It can also be a good topic of discussion for your next Tinder date.”

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Downtown For The Holidays

Downtown Pascagoula was filled with the beautiful sights and sounds of the holidays … in HUGE fashion this year!

A delightful array of musical talent was on full display at the West Delmas Stage produced by RMM Productions in partnership with Waterfront Productions and Main Street Pascagoula.
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Our beloved Pascagoula Senior Center Dancers boogie’d to several pop Christmas tunes as the crowds cheered them and danced along.
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Robin Adam’s Southern Exposure Dance Company students performed their high energy dance and choreography to well known pop tunes and fun holiday classics!
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Felecia Busby’s Studio Of Dance wowed us all with their beautiful and enchanting Scene 1 of The Nutcracker.
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More than 135 Elementary and Academy students from Pascagoula-Gautier School District filled the choir risers to lift our spirits with their dynamic singing!
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Resurrection Catholic School Elementary Choir students presented several outstanding tunes from popular Children’s church music collections.
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To cap off the talent lineup the Downtown air was filled with the glorious sounds of the Gulf Coast Youth Symphony under the direction of Mr. Daniel Martinez.  The audience was thrilled as these outstanding young musicians played a variety of Blues, Jazz, Classical, and Traditional holiday pieces.   A huge Finale included a Sousa-styled Jingle Bells arrangement complete with Fireworks provided by Main Street Pascagoula.
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So … be proud Pascagoula!  You are home to some of the most GIFTED and TALENTED musical artists on the Coast.

Special Thanks to City of Pascagoula and Main Street Pascagoula for taking Downtown For The Holidays to the NEXT LEVEL.  Let’s do it again next December!

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Sunday Gospel Singing returns to Pascagoula Senior Center

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Pascagoula Senior Center partnered with Robby Myrick Music to host Sunday Gospel Singing on October 29th.  The 2:00pm event was a Free Admission community gathering of Gospel Singers, Choir, and Soloists along with a community of devoted followers and fans who love Southern/Traditional Gospel and Church music.

Melani Caver and her dedicated volunteer staff prepared light refreshments and provided excellent hospitality!  All enjoyed mingling with friends and family while listening, and even singing-along with, their favorite Gospel and church music tunes.

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First UMC Men’s Trio

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First UMC Acapella Quartet

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Pascagoula Senior Center Gospel Choir

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Karen Scarbrough – Gospel Singer

 

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Robby Myrick / Buddy Watts / Bob Nusko {BRB} – Gospel Singers

 
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Robby Myrick – Christian Artist and Promoter

Robby Myrick is a native of Laurel Mississippi.  He relocated to Pascagoula in 1969 with his family who have a long history of music performance, church ministry, and songwriting talents.  Look for more exciting Christian music events from these gifted and talented Jackson County artists and performers!

You may reach Robby Myrick Music at (251) 265-3634 or online at www.robbymyrick.com

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The Great Carving Contest with Christus Victor Lutheran Church

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Your family has a chance to win $10,000 by purchasing a pumpkin and carving it. The Great Carving Contest is an event that can be found on Facebook and they are searching the nation for the best jack-o-lantern purchased from participating pumpkin patches located all over the country. 

The Christus Victor Lutheran Church pumpkin patch is one of the participating locations. To enter for a chance to win, participants can purchase a pumpkin from Christus Victor’s pumpkin patch and carve their best jack-o-lantern. With purchase, you will receive a visitor sticker. Go home, carve your pumpkin and upload a picture with the sticker visible to the contest page. Te pumpkin with the most votes will win the $10,000o. Proceeds from the church’s pumpkin patch sales go to the youth program. 

For more information, visit The Great $10,000 Carving Contest page on Facebook or call Christus Victor Lutheran Church at 228-875-2446. 

 

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October Means Family Fun at MGCCC Campuses

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October is a busy month at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.  Football games, tailgate cookouts and Homecoming (Saturday, October 28, at the Perkinston Campus) are only a few of the activities taking place on campus. Students, employees and the public are invited to attend the wide variety of fun events taking place during the month.

  • The Jackson County Campus in Gautier will hold a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat on October 30, 6-8 p.m. The event will include children’s games and activities, a children’s costume contest, arts, and face painting. The event is free and open to the public.  For information, contact Brandi Martino at 228.497.7680 or brandi.martino@mgccc.edu.
  • The Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport will host a Fall Festival and Haunted House on October 30, 5-8 p.m. Other activities during the festival will include a Trunk-or-Treat from 5-7 p.m., a hayride, outdoor movie, face painting and more. The event is free and open to the public.  The haunted house is free with an MGCCC ID or $3 for general public. For more information about the event, contact Rachelle Vecchio at rachelle.vecchio@mgccc.edu.
  • The Perkinston Campus will host a Haunted House Fundraiser October 29-31, 8-11:30 p.m. each day. The Haunted House will be at the George Sekul Field House.   The campus will also host the annual MGCCC Zombie Run 5K Chase Race on October 30, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities and the National Residence Hall Honorary.  For more information, visit mgccc.edu/zombierun or the MGCCCZombieRun Facebook page.
  • MGCCC Homecoming activities begin on Thursday, October 26, with the Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi. On Friday, October 27, the Clem Dellenger Memorial Golf Tournament will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Hickory Hill Country Club in Gautier.  A reunion event will be held for the 1967 and 2007 football teams and cheerleaders and Phi Theta Kappa (all years and chapters) at 6 p.m. at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino pool deck.  On Saturday, October 28, a cookout and pep rally will be held at noon by the Bell Tower on the Perkinston Campus.  The football game against Jones County Junior College will begin at 3:30 p.m. at A.L May Memorial Stadium.  For information about tickets and other scheduled events during Homecoming week, visit mgccc.edu/homecoming.
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First Seafood Festival To Be Held in Ocean Springs

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This weekend, Ocean Springs Seafood and Music Festival will be hosting their first ever event. 

The two-day festival will consist of competitions, cook-offs, live music and of course- seafood. It will be held Saturday, Oct 14, 4-10 pm and Sunday, Oct. 15, noon-10 p.m. and will take place in Pleasant’s BBQ parking lot on Government Street.

Guests are invited to come out and try your hand at the casting and cast net competition and win some amazing prizes. Listen to great live music, get some amazing fresh seafood dishes, and experience over 30 vendors.There will also be other food options for those who do not favor seafood.

Additional activities for the festival include: a rod and reel casting competition, blue crab race, hermit crab derby, inflatable kids amusements and much more.

The cook-off will take place on Sunday and consist of 15 chefs from all over the Coast who will be competing for the best seafood dish served at their booth. OS Mayor Shea Dobson, State Representative Hank Zuber, and Tim Bennett of Overtime Sports will be the featured judges for the competition. Over 200 people are expected to attend the event.  

The days and acts for the music lineup are as follows: 

Saturday, October 14th:

Johnny Fung Band 1-4
Low Down & Dirty 4pm – 7pm
Amanda Jones Band 7pm – 10pm

Sunday, October 15th:

Eddie Montoya Project 1pm – 3pm
Serabee 3pm – 6pm
The Jokers 6pm – 9pm
Mitch Stewart – All Day

There will be $5 to $15 entry fee and kids 12 and under get in free. 

For more information, visit their event page on Facebook or call (228)-235-3992. 

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Kiwanis Raise Over $8,000 From Taste of Spirits

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The Kiwanis Club of Pascagoula held their annual Taste of Spirits event on September 28th and raised over $8,000. 

Over 100 people came to taste a variety of hors do’oeuvres and alcoholic beverages from local vendors and enjoyed a night of networking and live music from The Excelsior Band. 

Allison Cook, board member of the Kiwanis Pascagoula chapter, said the event was a great turn out and was able to help schools and kids in Jackson County. 

“The proceeds will cover our annual Read Around the World through which we distribute over 800 books to 2nd graders and dictionaries for 3rd graders which is also over 800 dictionaries”, she said. “Remaining proceeds will allow the Club to fulfill this year’s plan of work including a AED for the Moss Point School District Career and Technical Center and the Family Education Center, annual donation to the DREAM Program and restore the Kiwanis Playground at the Pascagoula Soccer Complex”, said Cook. 

The Read Around the World project is set to take place some time in February.  Dictionary distribution will start Wednesday. 

For more information on Kiwanis of Pascagoula, visit their website at kiwanisofpascagoula.com.

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