5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Chamber Mixer, Sandy Donations, Pre-Thanksgiving Bash

The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce Mixer is tonight at the Gulfport Public Library. That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."

Sandy Relief: Gulfport On The Rocks is accepting donations for Sandy victims in New Jersey. D'Cajun Roadhouse in St. Petersburg will pick up the box of donations from Gulfport On The Rocks on Sunday, Nov. 18. You're asked to drop off cold weather clothing, canned goods, blankets, toiletries and more by Saturday night. For more information contact Gulfport On The Rocks at 321-8318.

Chamber Mixer: Meet the new Gulfport Public Library Administrator David Mather and fellow Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce members at tonight's mixer at the Gulfport Public Library at 5:30 p.m. The Friends of the Gulfport Public Library will be there to talk about new programs! And a representative from the Pinellas County SCORE Program will be there to talk about the counseling and education opportunities available through the joint Library/SCORE/Chamber programs.

Birthday Contest: The City of Gulfport is offering four free garbage themed birthday parties next year for kids in Gulfport. Learn more about the "We're Talking Trash" birthday contest on the city's website. It's listed under "Latest News." For more information email rcataldo@mygulfport.us.

Pre-Thanksgiving Bash: Mark your calendars for the Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom on Wed, Nov. 21. All ages are welcome with admission just $10 per person. There will be lessons, live music and dancing. For more information contact SwingTime at (813) 840-3715.

Thursday Forecast: It'll be mostly sunny with a high near 79. Tonight, patchy fog with a low around 65.


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