5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Birthday Bash, Volunteers Needed, Book Contest

Mark your calendars for Gulfport's Birthday Bash, volunteer at the Tangerine Blues Fest and learn more about the youth book writing contest in "5 Things."

Volunteers Needed: Organizers are looking for volunteers for the annual Tangerine Blues Fest and "Keep Gulfport Weird" Mini Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 29th. To sign up for a couple hours at the blues fest contact Don at don@rsri.net or call (727) 328-2921.  If you would like to volunteer or if your business is interested in participating in the triathlon, please contact Gail Biron at (727) 893-1118.

Birthday Bash: Mark your calendars now for Gulfport's Birthday Bash on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Gulfport Historical Museum. The event will feature antiques appraisals, guided trolley tours, mullet toss, children's games, a sidewalk art contest and more! Of course, be sure to stop by for free birthday cake! For more information contact Gail Biron at (727) 893-1118 or email gbiron@mygulfport.us. Wondering what to expect? Check out pictures from last year's event, "Photo Gallery: 101st Birthday Bash."

Attention Young Writers! The "In Your Own Words" Gulfport Youth Book Writing Contest opens on Saturday, Oct. 6. The deadline is on Nov. 10th. Throughout the month of October and early November there will be workshops for all ages every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gulfport Library hosted by the pros; refreshments will be served. Best of all the winners of the contest get published by Trace Taylor Publishing! For more info contact 727-893-1075.

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Wednesday Forecast: We have a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms with a high of 88. Tonight, a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms with a low of 77.


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