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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Chamber Mixer, Social Media, Aquamania

The monthly Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce mixer is tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Habana Cafe. That and much more in "5 Things to Know Today."

Chamber Mixer: Every month the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a mixer at one of their member businesses. Today, everyone is invited to the mixer at 5:30 p.m. at Habana Cafe.

Ultimate Social Media Extravaganza: Attention local businesses and non profit organizations! We're hosting a social media party at the St. Pete Pier on Thursday, July 12 from 6 - 9 p.m. Tickets are just $10. Register now for a night of mingling and networking. Appetizers will be included, there will be give-a-ways and a cash bar. Patch has partnered with LocalShops1 for this awesome event. Register online now through LocalShops1.com.

Aquamania Survival Guide: Lori Rosso, President of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, has put together an awesome for Saturdays events at the Gulfport Beach and The Point (Behind the Gulfport Recreation Center). There will be games, activities and live music all day! Don't forget, there will be a dunk tank and yes, Gulfport Patch Editor Cherlene Willis has agreed to take part! The event is free and runs from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Check out for more information.

Gulfport Police Explorers Fundraiser: Donate your empty inkjet & laser printer cartridges and used cell phones at the Gulfport Police Department. Just drop off the donations in the green collection box in the department's lobby. The items will be recycled and proceeds will benefit the Gulfport Police Explorers Post 995. For more information about the organization email post995@gmail.com.

Thursday Forecast: Don't forget your umbrella or rain boots today! We have a 70 percent chance of rain today after noon. Otherwise, it'll be cloudy with a high near 87. Tonight, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, it'll be mostly cloudy with a low around 78.

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