5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Swing Night, Documentary Showing, 'Best of the Road'

Swing Dance Lessons, Live Concert and more at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom tonight! Check out our daily post "5 Things to Know in Gulfport."

Swing Night: "Eight to the Bar" will be performing at tonight's Swing Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom! Tickets are $15 for dance lessons and live entertainment. There will be a full cash bar. Organizers say the event is open to all ages and you don't have to have a partner. The Shim Sham Lesson is from 6 - 7, Swing Dance lesson is from 7 - 8 and the live concert begins at 8 p.m.

Documentary Showing: Students, school volunteers and staff are invited to the free viewing of "Sharkwater," a documentary, at Boca Ciega High School on Wednesday, April 25 after school. Organizers are accepting donations too.  After the event all proceeds will then be donated to www.savingsharks.com a foundation to help stop shark finning.

Is Gulfport the "Best Small Town" in America?: Gulfport came so close to claiming the title for "Best for Food" in the 2011 Rand McNally and USA TODAY "Best of the Road" contest. So, let's try again this year! Gulfport is currently nominated for "Friendliest," "Best For Food," and "Most Fun" for the 2012 contest. Check out the contest website to review and vote for Gulfport today!

Attention Small Businesses: Did you know that you have a free business listing in our "Directory" on Gulfport Patch? Check out your listing and add photos, video's and more by "claiming your business." All you have to do is sign in and create a free acount! Learn more about how to "claim your business listing" by checking out this 5-step video by Patch.

Wednesday Forecast: It'll be sunny with a high near 75 and a calm wind becoming west southwest between 4 and 7 mph. Tonight, it'll be mostly clear with a low around 66 and a west wind between 5 and 8 mph becoming calm.


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