New movies, coast events and more for Aug 28-Sep 1:

New Movies:

DON’T LET GO (R)-After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not. Stars Byron Mann, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson

 

BENNETT’S WAR (PG13)-After surviving an IED explosion in combat overseas, a young soldier with the Army Motorcycle Unit is medically discharged with a broken back and leg. Against all odds he trains to make an impossible comeback as a motocross racer in order to support his family. Stars Michael Roark, Trace Adkins, Ali Afshar 

 

KILLERMAN (R) -Moe Diamond is a New York City money launderer who wakes up with no memory and millions of dollars in stolen cash and drugs. He must soon scour the streets in search of answers while trying to dodge a crew of violent and crooked cops. Stars Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, Diane Guerrero 

 

THE FAREWELL (PG)-A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. 

 

Another Free Friday night at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport. Free admission the last Friday of every month. 5-8pm.

(228) 897-6039

Tai Chi with Video at the Pass Christian Public Library. Wear comfy clothes for this free event from 9-10am

(228) 452-4596

Red Cross invites community to commemorate Hurricane Katrina

Constant need for eligible donors to give blood Aug. 29 and 30

BILOXI, Miss. (Aug. 28, 2019) – Disasters can strike at any time and blood donors can help hospitals be prepared should an emergency occur. The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to ensure communities are prepared to meet the diverse needs of all patients. Blood is needed for many different reasons.

WHAT: Blood donors are encouraged to help save lives at the 13th annual Hurricane Katrina Memorial Blood Drive.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 29 and Friday Aug. 30 from noon to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd. in Biloxi.

WHO: If you would like additional information, have questions or want to schedule an interview, please contact Ronnika A. McFall at Ronnika.McFall@redcros.org or 678-614-3643. Missy O’Keefe, spokesperson and account manager for the American Red Cross, will be available for interviews at the blood drive. Please contact 228-209-3808 when you arrive to the blood drive.

Veterans: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Learn about VA Benefits and Services, and Receive Counseling

Hancock County

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

854 Hwy 90

Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Harrison County

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

USM, Long Beach Campus

730 East Beach Blvd.

Long Beach, MS 39560

Parking near Education Center

BACKGROUND:

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers providing a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services, free-of-charge in a safe and confidential environment. Vet Center staff use Mobile Vet Centers, 34-foot "office on wheels” equipped with satellite communications, to reach rural and underserved communities. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma. Services include Post-Traumatic Stress, Military Sexual Trauma, and bereavement counseling; marriage and family therapy; resources for suicide intervention; and assistance with VA benefits. Veterans and family members, who are not able to stop by the Mobile Vet Center, are encouraged to call the Vet Center Call Center at 1-877-WAR VETS (1.877.927.8387). This is an around-the-clock, free, confidential call center where Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact the Biloxi Vet Center at (228) 388-9938, located at 288 Veterans Ave, Biloxi MS. 39531 and open Monday – Friday from 7: 30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Veterans in crisis, or friends and family concerned about one, can always connect with caring, qualified responders at VA’s Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, text 838255, or www.veteranscrisisline.net.

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