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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Hurricane Seminar Today

The annual City of Gulfport Hurricane Seminar is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater. That and much more in "5 Things to Know in Gulfport."

Hurricane Seminar: Daniel Noah, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS), will lead a hurricane seminar Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m., at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport. The Senior Center Foundation snack bar, adjacent to the Theater, will open at 5 p.m. so visitors can buy pizza before the seminar and have a quick dinner. Vendors open at 6 p.m. and the seminar starts at 7 p.m. Admission to this event is free. For more information, please contact 727-893-1118. Be sure to check in at the Gufport Patch to learn valuable information and tips, as we publish our 2012 Hurricane Guide over the next few days. You may also want to download our iPhone or Android app to keep up with local news on the go.

Council Workshop: Budget talks begin. The Gulfport City Council will be discussing the operating budget for FY 2012-2013 and the capital improvements program at the workshop today at 3:30 p.m. at Gulfport City Hall. Everyone is invited to attend and also share their concerns, thoughts and ideas on the issues. You can view the agenda before the meeting on the City of Gulfport's website. Following the meeting, you can watch a recording on the city's website as well.

Ready for June?: The City's June Calendar is available for download or pick up at City Hall, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce or the Gulfport Merchant's Association's tent at the Fresh Market.

Flag Day: Mark your calendars for the City of Gulfport's Flag Day Celebration on Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park on the corner of 54th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (727) 893-1118.

Thursday Forecast: We have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Otherwise, it'll be mostly sunny with a high near 88. Tonight, a 30% chance of rain, mainly before 8 p.m. When it clears, it'll be partly cloudy with a low around 78.

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