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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Car Burglaries, Veterans Dance, Fresh Market

Gulfport Police are reminding people to lock vehicles after three were burglarized in Gulfport this past weekend. That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."

Burglaries: The Gulfport Police Department is warning citizens about three vehicle burglaries that happened over the weekend. According to their Facebook post, all three cars were unlocked and had valuables in plain view. Officials are asking people to remove or conceal valuables and lock cars.

Veterans Dance Benefit: Tickets are on sale now for the Veteran's Day Dance and Benefit on Sunday, November 11 with live band Steel Horse, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. The dance is the premier event for the "Heroes Weekend" and will help raise money for the Veterans Law Institute and Paws for Patriots program. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased now at the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or The American Legion Post 125. For more information, please call Bob Worthington at 727-916-8014. Donations can also be made by mailing a check to the American Legion Post #125 6440 5th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707. Note on the check should state for Heroes Weekend.

Fresh Market: Who's going to the Gulfport Fresh Market today? Be sure to "like" them on Facebook to stay up to date on all the fresh market news! The market is open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Swap It!: That's right, the Free Clothing Swap is always the second Tuesday of every month, and that's today. So, stop by the courtyard at the Peninsula Inn between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bring up to 5 garments to exchange for vouchers to use to "buy" select clothing brought in by other participants. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). CASA is a local non-profit organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence.  For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

Tuesday Forecast: We have a 20 percent chance of isolated showers with a high of 87. Tonight, we have a 10 percent chance of isolated showers with a low arounf 76.

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