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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Toys for Tots, Blog on Patch, School Workshops

Donate toys now, learn how to blog on Patch and mark your calendar for upcoming workshops by the Pinellas County School District. That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."

Toys for Tots: Michelle Kotewa at Liberty Tax Service, 4920 Gulfport Blvd. S., is collecting toy donations for Toys for Tots. Kotewa has set up a box for items at her business. Feel free to drop off unwrapped toys at Liberty Tax during regular business hours. If there are other businesses collecting donations of any kind, please contact the Editor at Cherlene.Willis@patch.com and let us know.

Blog on Patch: Are you a storyteller? A photographer? A politician at heart? We want to hear what you have to say. Consider blogging on Gulfport Patch and sharing your opinions, thoughts and concerns with our readers. You can start a blog today, just email the Editor at Cherlene.Willis@patch.com.

Pinellas County School Workshops: The district is holding three workshops in November to teach parents how to apply for magnet, fundamental and career academy programs. All of the workshops will begin at 7 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

• Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Pinellas Park High, 6305 118th Ave. N, Largo
• Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Gibbs High, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg
• Thursday, Nov. 29, at Countryside High, 3000, State Road 580, Clearwater

For more information check out this event announcement.

Meeting Change: Just a heads up! The South 49th St. Business Association has moved their November meeting time and date. The new date is Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the meeting house at 5021 Tangerine Ave S. For more information email so49web@aol.com.

Wednesday Forecast: We have a 20 percent chance of showers with a high near 78. Tonight, we also have a 20 percent chance of showers with a low around 67.

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