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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: World Book Night

World Books Night Tonight, Volunteer for Rebuild Together Tampa Bay, Patch Food Drive and more in "5 Things to Know in Gulfport."

World Book Night in Gulfport: The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library has been selected as a host site for the United States inaugural celebration of World Book Night. This free event includes a presentation by Rhoda Katz, docent from the Florida Holocaust Museum and a raffle for free copies of Markus Zusak’s bestselling book, “The Book Thief”.  Come join us for this celebration on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. in the Art Room on the 2nd floor.  Elevator access is available. For more information on this event, email zora@tampabay.rr.com or call 813-971-4865.

Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed for National Rebuild Day. The group will be working on four homes in Gulfport on Saturday, April 28 starting at 7:30 a.m. If you're interested in helping with painting and landscaping please register in advance online. Learn more about the volunteer opportunity in our story, "Volunteers Wanted for National Rebuild Day."

Patch Food Drive: Help Florida Patch collect a ton of food for Feeding America Tampa Bay! Feeding America Tampa Bay is a regional food bank that supplies more than 700 agencies throughout West Central Florida with the food their clients need to survive. We will be collecting food until May 31, but the next pick up will by on May 1. There are five drop off locations in Gulfport:

Karaoke On The Beach: Come one, come all to listen to Jay and Lolita Wygant karaoke on the Gulfport Beach at 1 p.m. today. Weather permitting, Jay and friends will be out enjoying good music and a great view at the beach.

Monday Forecast: It'll be sunny with a high near 73 and a northwest wind between 16 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Tonight, mostly clear with a low around 61 and a north northwest wind between 11 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

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