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Radio Show Features Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane preparedness will be the featured topic on “No Place Like Home” radio show, Thursday, June 1.  The show airs the first Thursday of each month from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. on WRXB 1590 AM and 96.5 FM. Click here for info.
TBW Needs Volunteers
Tampa Bay Watch needs volunteers to help to set up for the Tarpon Rodeo
fundraiser June 8 at TradeWinds Island Resort and June 9 at Tampa Bay Watch. Click here for more info or to volunteer.   
Free Creative Writing Camp
Keep St. Pete Lit and the Morean Center for Clay are offering free Creative Writing Summer Camps for low-income students ages 9 to 12. Students will explore storytelling through play, art and writing. The camps run July 17-21 and July 24-28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Space is limited.  Click here for info. 
Happenings this Week
First Friday
June 2, 5:30 - 10 p.m.  Central Avenue

Celebrate the first Friday of June at this free block party complete with live music and dancing! Between 2nd and 3rd streets on Central Avenue. Click here for info.

Gulfport Art Walk
June 2, 6 - 10 p.m.  Beach Blvd. S. 

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

Dive-In Movie, "Moana"
June 2, 8 p.m. SPB Aquatic Center

Bring your noodles, floats and chairs to lounge by the pool while watching "Moana" on a big inflatable screen under the stars! Snacks, drinks and glow jewelry will be sold. No outside coolers or food allowed. Click here for info.

Casino Night for Charity
June 3, 7 p.m.  Pasadena Yacht and Country Club

Annual fundraiser for Women with Purpose. Casino games, food and drinks, and silent and live auctions. Pasadena Yacht & County Club, 6300 Pasadena Pt. Blvd. Tickets $75. click here for info.  

Baddest BBQ on the Bone and Fishing Slam
June 8 - 10, Madeira Beach

Kick off summer with some sticky mouth watering BBQ, free kids fishing rodeo, fishing slam tournament, live music and more!  Click here for info. 

Second Saturday ArtWalk
June 10, 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.
Mark Your Calendars
3rd Annual Beer Project
June 9, 7- 10 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts

Enjoy beers from 15 local brewers and help preserve the 20th century beaded Bamileke elephant mask. Themed beer lounges and painting demo. Includes commemorative glass, tasting, gourmet appetizers and entrance into the MFA galleries. Wine passes available. Click here for info. 
RisingSTARZ Performance

June 9 - 11, Times vary. Catherine Hickman Theater

Actors with intellectual and developmental disabilities will perform an adaptation of “South Pacific.” $15. Click here for info. 

Mad Beach 5K Sunset Series
June 16, 5:15 p.m. John's Pass Park

Race 1 of the summer series. Runners take to the sand and enjoy the famous, breath-taking views. Sandy beaches, Rita’s Italian Ice, craft beer and post-race party. Pre-registration available. Click here for info. 
2017 Summer Golf Classic

Two person scramble open to all levels.  Raffles, closest to the hole, long drive. Includes golf, dinner, awards and prizes. $100. Click here for info. 

Mad Beach Beer Fest
June 17, 4 - 9 p.m.   R.O.C. Park

First edition of the Mad Beach Beer Fest at R.O.C. Park. Food trucks and other vendors. Proceeds to help finish the Kids Fishing Pier. Pre-sale - $30; day of - $40. Click here for info. 
PARC's Annual Top Chefs
July 15, 6 - 10 p.m.  Birchwood

Students from the PARC program will team up with professional chefs from Birch & Vine, Guppy's, Rusty's Bistro, 1200 Chophouse, Tryst, Clear Sky on Cleaveland, and Le'Ann's Cheesecakes to serve delicious food and gain invaluable culinary experience. Click here for info. 

Seeking Forever Homes

Save Our Strays

Five of seven kittens named after the seven dwarfs have been adopted, but Bashful, a dilute Calico with tufts on her ears, and Doc, a gorgeous grey and white Tabby still need homes. Call 727 545-1116 or click  here for info.
   The Island Reporter