Welcome to this issue of The Island Reporter E-Update with news and information about upcoming events happening in our area.  If someone has shared this with you, click  here  to subscribe. 
Happenings this Week
Whiskers & Wine
Aug. 17, 6 - 8 p.m. Pet Pal Animal Shelter

“Catty Hour” with Pet Pals' adoptable cats roaming freely. Adoptable cats, cheese, crackers, chocolate, and light hors d'oeuvre! Bring your own wine and cat nip. No outside animals allowed. Click here for info. 

Pre-Eclipse Show
Aug. 18, 4:30 p.m. SPB Library

Learn about the eclipse watching a video and participate in craft projects making models of an eclipse.  For kids ages 7 - 12. Free eclipse glasses to first 50 participants. Click here for info. 
SPRR Summer Series
Aug. 18, 7 p.m.  The Hurricane Restaurant

Join the largest beach race in the area with a 5K on beautiful St. Pete Beach. Registration is $35 and includes a post-race party at The Hurricane complete with a free buffet, live music, drinks and sunset. Click here for info.

Pawlicious Pooch Fundraiser
Aug. 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Strands of Sunshine

Raise money for Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue.  Treats for humans and pets will be served, and fun will be had by all.  Click here for info. 
Saturday Extravaganza 
Aug. 19, 2 - 4 p.m. Mastry's Brewing Co.

A Woodstock week celebration featuring performances from students at the  Academy of Performance Arts to showcase their talent. Click here for info.
Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk
Aug. 19, 6 - 10 p.m.  Beach Blvd. S.

Shop, eat and enjoy more than 35 unique and locally owned shops, businesses, boutiques, galleries, bars, and restaurants along with vendors selling a variety of fine arts and crafts. Click here for info.

TICA Cat Show
Aug. 19 & 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Minnreg Hall

Cat show hosted by The International Cat Association.  Pure-bred cats, adoptable kittens/cats from Save Our Strays, unique cat gift vendors and food. Click here for info. 

Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest
Aug. 20, Noon - 3 p.m. Morean Center for Clay

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Morean Art Center with a 100th Birthday Party with 100 bakers competing for the trophy. $15 per entry. Click here for info.
Beach Chair Eclipse Viewing
Aug. 21, 1 - 4:30 p.m. SPB Library

Bring your beach chair to the St. Pete Beach Library to watch the eclipse.  Free glasses to first 200 people.  Click here for info. 
Planetarium Eclipse Viewing
Aug. 21, 1:15 - 4 p.m. St. Petersburg College/Gibbs Campus 

The St. Petersburg College Planetarium is hosting a solar eclipse viewing. Eclipse viewers and telescopes with solar filters will be available to use for the best view possible. Click here for info.

Mark Your Calendars
Simmer & Sift
Aug. 23, 6 - 10 p.m.   Museum of Fine Arts

Treat your taste buds to a culinary masterpiece with the new "Simmer & Sift" with chef Lauren Macellaro. Enjoy flavor-filled food tastings, signature drinks and live demos. Members $40; non-members $50. Click here for info.

PAG Water Infrastructure Workshop
Aug. 24, 6 - 7 p.m. Warren Webster Building

Pinellas County Utilities Engineering are holding a Neighborhood Project Information Workshop about the PAG and Gulf Way Water Main Improvement Project.  The proposed project will improve water quality by eliminating dead ends in the system.
Innocent Souls Reception

Aug. 26, 5 - 9 p.m.  VACTB

An exhibition of images captured by 1st Lieutenant Glenn Hoover in the Republic of South Vietnam - 1968. Runs through Oct. 28. Sponsored by Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay.  Click here for info.

Aug. 26, 6 - 11 p.m. Gulfport Casino

Ninth Annual Gecko Ball celebrating hippie culture and the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival. Over-the-top décor, full cash bar, geckotinis and other cocktail specials, passed hors d’oeuvre and tapas. Live music by the Throwback Band. Tickets $35. Click here for info.

Seeking Forever Homes
Save Our Strays

This petite, beautifully marked Patch Tabby weighs just 5 pounds, yet she gave birth to four sweet kittens. After a very rough start in life, Jewel deserves a wonderful forever home. 

Call 727 545-1116 or click here for info.

Pet Pal

Yes, we have a cat named Martha and she is amazing! Martha is a gorgeous orange and white kitten with a ton of personality and loves to be loved. She is three months old.


This good girl is four years old and she is a Hound mix. Charlotte has a very sweet demeanor about her and an all around loving personality. She knows basic commands and is eager to please.

Call 727-328-7738 or click here for info.

   The Island Reporter