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at Mississippi Aquarium October 28-31 and November 4-7
story by Kimberly C. Rasmussen photo courtesy of Mississippi Aquarium
 Tales of swashbuckling pirates scouring the high seas in search of treasures below have filled curious minds for thousands of years. On quests to discover the most valued plunder, these fortune focused pirates were often met with wonderment at the sight of mermaids – enchanting sea-nymphs who tempted the pirates with their melodic songs and radiant beauty.
While mythical stories of these seafaring friends have struck the imagination of many, it is easy to question the validity of such tall tales. However, the Gulf Coast is in luck as Mississippi Aquarium is hosting a one-of- a-kind affair set to make this fairytale a reality.
Mermaid Scales and Pirate Tales is guaranteed to be an amazing experience for your entire family and will provide patrons an opportunity to learn more about mermaids in their natural habitat. Regular aquarium admission will allow guests the chance to watch the mermaids dive at the “Mermaid Reef,” visible from
the Aquatic Wonders main viewing window.
If you prefer to interact with the mermaids on dry
land, the “Mermaid Lagoon” will offer a mermaid meet and greet and photo opportunity. However, if your little mermaid or pirate is looking for something truly special and adventurous, a limited number
of VIP experience tickets will also be available for purchase.
With a variety of possibilities, the little mermaid or pirate in your life is sure
to enjoy a day exploring the beauty of so many sea creatures in their natural habitats.
Mississippi Aquarium
2100 E Beach Blvd., Gulfport
  This year’s event will begin with a patron party at 6 p.m., followed by the main event from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., featuring music by crowd-favorite Bag of Donuts. Toast to the Coast is an outdoor event, with plenty of space for social distancing. Please check online for ticket purchases and any event updates.
Funds raised from Toast to the Coast support Coast Episcopal School, an independent school serving toddlers through sixth grade students. Proceeds from the event help support financial assistance programs, learning technology and other school needs, as well as the new on-campus Makerspace and Gail Keenan Art Center.
Toast to the Coast
OCTOBER 15, 2021 in Pass Christian
 story by Evelina Burnett
It’s finally time to dress up, step out, and “Paint the Town
Red!” at the 38th Annual Toast to the Coast on Friday, October 15. Coast Episcopal is ready to roll out the red carpet and gather outdoors under the stars at 613 East Scenic Drive in Pass Christian. Spice up the night and savor food from wonderful Gulf Coast restaurants, peruse an array of fantastic items in our auction, and enjoy extraordinary artwork created by artists from across the Coast.
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