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School Supply Drive
Through Aug. 11, Dr. Desulme with Welcome Home Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center is offering all new patients a consultation, thorough orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examination, as well as a report of the findings, in exchange for 15 or more items of school supplies for needy kids. Click here for info. 
SPB First Responders Promote Safety

School starts for most Pinellas County students Thur., Aug. 10, and the St. Pete Beach Fire and Rescue will be promoting safety in school zones.
First responders will be in the school zone off Blind Pass Road and will also have vehicles and crews
posted at high visibility roadways and intersections near elementary schools.

Nominate TBW, Rumfish for Good Burger
Tampa Bay Watch is asking their supporters to write them in as People's Choice for the annual Good 'Burger awards.  Rumfish Grill at Guy Harvey Outpost is also in the running. Voting closes Aug. 18. Click  here for info.
Reserve Your Yard Sale Spot Today

St. Pete Beach Community Center is selling spots for their Community Yard Sale, Sat. Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. Click here for info.

Happenings this Week
9 and Dine Golf Tourney
Aug. 11 , 2:30 p.m. Registration; 4 p.m. shotgun start, Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Nine holes of golf.  Longest drive, closest to the pin and other opportunities to win. $60 per player includes cart, hamburger/hotdog w/ cash bar. Supports St. Petersburg West Rotary charities. Click here for info. 
 Aug. 12,  4 - 9 p.m.  Gulfport Historic Waterfront

Usher in “Gecko Season” and sample drinks at six locations followed by an after party at 9 p.m. $20 gets you a free beverage at participating bars and restaurants.  Click here for info.
Second Saturday ArtWalk
Aug. 12, 5 - 9 p.m.,  St. Petersburg

Meet artists and gallery owners during this casual, festive evening as 40 studios and galleries in the five Art Districts come together as one arts destination. Click  here for info.

Yoga at Dali
Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m. - noon,  The Dali

Bring along your yoga mat and come ready to be inspired! Join Lucky Cat Yoga at The Dali Museum for this unique yoga class. $10 for members and $15 for non-members.  Click here for info. 

Mark Your Calendars
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. 

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.

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.

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.
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.
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

You can’t find a more friendly fellow than big Red. This handsome guy temporarily resides at SOS Cat Haven in Pinellas Park. Red greets everyone and rolls over for petting time. 

Call 727 545-1116 or click here for info.

Pet Pal

Beautiful and outgoing, Poppy is definitely not a wallflower! She enjoys running in the yard and loves April showers!! This 50 pound, two-year-old, hound mix can't wait to put down roots in her new home. Her adoption fee is $200.


Pixel can't wait to rule her own bed in her own home. A classy and classic torti, she is sweet and knows what she wants in life...a home. Pixel is four months old.  Her adoption fee is $40.

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

   The Island Reporter