Five Things to Know: Thursday, April 5

All-you-can-eat Island Cuisine, Salsa dancing and the fast-paced play "On My Mind" are some of the great things happening in Gulfport today. Time to have some fun!



On My Mind "...On My Mind" is a "fast paced" show of six short plays, directed by Ciara Carinci. Presented tonight at the Schork Munsell Studios, located at the Artists Alley of Beach Blvd at 5437 29th Ave S. The Schork Munsell Studios is an art space that features art pieces by local artists, including sculptures, paintings, original films, galleries, literary readings and more. Shows are at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. The price is $15 and reservations are requested. For more information, call 727-656-8053 or visit Three Muses & A Fool Productions on Facebook. 

All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet — Few things are more fun than Caribbean Island food! asks you to join them every Thursday and Friday at 12:00 p.m. for a lunch buffet of rice and peas, Jerk Pork, Brown Stew and Curry Chicken, tropical salads, Island Meatballs, Fish Plantains, vegetarian delights and more. All that for only $8! Island Flavors and T'ings, is at 1411 49th St. S. For info and directions, visit their website or call 727-327-6416.

Salsa Dancing — Learn Salsa dancing at the beautiful Gulfport Casino Ballroom, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission to dance is $7, with a free lesson, followed by dancing in the ballroom. The is at 5500 Shore Blvd S. For more information, call 813-840-3715 or visit the City Of Gulfport website.

Relay for Life — The Relay for Life is just two weeks away! The American Cancer Society holds this unique event and its goal is to raise money to help fight cancer in a fun, family-friendly way. All proceeds from the event will benefit American Cancer Society to help find cures. This year, the Relay for Life of Gulfport is on Saturday, April 14 starting at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Gulfport Recreation Center field, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. For more information, contact Sandy at (727) 320-2069 and like them on Facebook.

Thursday's Forecast – Patchy fog in the morning, then partly cloudy. There will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80's near the coast and in the upper 80's inland. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.


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