Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
Gulfport Fresh Market
Tuesday, April 20th
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us weekly at our open-air fresh market for the region’s freshest produce, arts & crafts from local creators and a fresh array of locally sourced botanicals along the shops and restaurants of scenic Beach Boulevard. With social distancing and safety protocols in place to keep vendors and shoppers safe, the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market offers people an outdoor venue where they can safely shop.
Ask a City Councilor Event at Third
Tuesday Fresh Market
Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gulfport City Council will be hosting an opportunity, every third Tuesday of the month, for residents to get to know their Councilmember, ask questions, and provide comment from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Gulfport Merchant Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center, 3101 Beach Boulevard South
Virtual Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Wednesday’s at 7 p.m.
Broadcasting “live on Facebook”
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Check on updates for your area and learn about recent incidents related to vehicle, residential burglaries, BOLO’s and stolen vehicles.
For more information, please contact Mr. Jim Wright Volunteer Coordinator at 727-893-1022 or email@example.com
Broadway on the Beach
Sunday, May 2 at 4 p.m.
Clymer Park Pavilion
Gulfport Blvd. S. & Beach Blvd. S.
After a year of silence due to the gathering restrictions related to COVID-19, there will be music in the air! Your community band is back!
Parking is available on the street nearby or the Catherine Hickman Theater parking lot. (5501 27th Ave. S
.) Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes. Please be COVID safe. Social distancing and masks are required.
First Friday Artwalk
Friday, May 7th from 5 – 9 p.m.
Downtown Waterfront District
First Friday Art Walk is a juried event that welcomes emerging and professional artists in all media to engage our arts loving community in a safe, creative and socially distanced manner. Hosted by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber, all safety protocols are met and exceeded to ensure a safe and entertaining night out for the entire family. Come join us with free live music up and down the street. Follow the flags for artist clusters, displaying paintings, jewelry, glass, mixed media sculpture and more.
Third Saturday IndieFaire
Saturday, May 15th from 5 – 9 p.m.
Downtown Waterfront District
Welcome to Third Saturday IndieFaire! IndieFaire features high quality local art and contemporary crafts from across a wide range of mediums, as well as jewelry and locally sourced botanicals in an outdoor and socially distanced manner along scenic Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport.
The Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Aging
is Looking for New Members
This committee serves as a liaison between Gulfport’s senior community and the City of Gulfport. Appointed by City Council, committee members consider and advise the City on ways to enhance the quality of life for seniors in Gulfport.
For more information, contact Rachel Cataldo at (727) 893-1231.
Dog Park Closing for Annual Maintenance
The City of Gulfport Dog Park will close the weeks of May 3rd and May 10th (weather depending) for annual maintenance. During this time, the Parks Department will be removing sod (weeds), filling holes and grading both large and small dog park. Re-sodding will begin on May 10th and will take approximately two weeks.
For questions, please contact Parks and Facilities Superintendent, Tim Connor at 727-893-1092.
Casino Dinghy Dock Temporarily Closed
City of Gulfport, Florida Marina Director, Denis Frain has announced the Gulfport Casino floating dinghy dock in Boca Ciega Bay will be temporarily closed, until further notice, on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00AM. The floating dinghy dock will re-open when the necessary repairs and renovations are completed. Any unauthorized boats at the Casino dock will be towed to a safe location. All boaters are able to dock at the Gulfport Marina for a fee.
Community Band Needs ‘Direction’
The New Horizons Band of Gulfport is seeking a Music Director for its beginning and intermediate concert bands.
The New Horizons mission is to give adults an opportunity to play music with others, whether that person is just learning to play a musical instrument, returning to play after a long absence, or an accomplished musician.
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting in an educational setting such as a high school and have some familiarity with appropriate repertoire.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- select music for rehearsals, concerts and purchase
- prepare the band for public performances, via weekly rehearsals
- teach players of varying levels of ability and experience
- provide encouragement and instill confidence
New Horizons was created by Dr. Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music 30 years ago and is now an international organization with over 200 bands. For additional information on New Horizons visit newhorizonsmusic.org
COVID-19 Response & Recommendations
Where to Get Help
Contact 211 Tampa Bay Cares
by texting your zip code to 898211 or dialing 211 (available 24 hours a day).
Pinellas County has also established a dedicated COVID-19 webpage
where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates.
For a COVID-19 Vaccine, please register with the Florida Dept. of Health with the CDR Maguire Patient Portal, PatientPortalFL.com, or by phone at (844) 770-8548 and you will be contacted to schedule your appointment as appointments become available.
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay brings help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. No one in our community has to face crisis alone.
Dial 2-1-1 where you will receive FREE, CONFIDENTIAL crisis counseling, along with information and referrals to a crisis center service or to over 3,000 other community resources. Click HERE
to view community resources online. We are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)
The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. The Program allows for the payment to utility companies, the purchase of blankets, portable heaters and fans.
Pinellas County Mobile Collection Events &
Mobile Collection Events and the Haz-to-Go Truck are convenient ways to safely dispose and recycle chemicals and electronics, such as old computers, TVs, paint, fluorescent bulbs, and fertilizer. These events and collection sites are FREE to Pinellas County residents.
The Gulfport Public Works Department located at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St. S.) is now an official collection site for rechargeable batteries!
Only batteries weighing 11 lbs. or less, and cellphones (with or without their batteries) are accepted. The Call2Recycle program does not accept wet cell batteries.
Rechargeable Batteries Accepted:
• Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
• Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
• Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
• Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
• Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
Batteries NOT Accepted:
• Single-use (Alkaline, Lithium etc.)
• non-rechargeable batteries
• Wet cell Ni-Cd
• Wet cell lead acid vehicle batteries
For questions, please call the Public Works Department at 727-893-1089.
Gulfport Library Book Donation Drive By
Saturday, April 24th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Gulfport Library Parking Lot, 5501 28th Ave. S.
1-2 SMALL BOXES
Fiction | Biographies | Mysteries
Books should be nearly new and undamaged
Book Shop Sales support Children and Adult Programing throughout the year
Gulfport Recreation Center
Pre-registrations are currently being accepted for the 2021-2022 VPK Program. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply with the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. and receive a Certificate of Eligibility to attend the program.
For more information, please call 893-1068.
For more information, call 893-1068.
Gulfport Recreation Center
School Year Childcare Program
Registrations for the 2020-2021 School Year Child Care Program are still being accepted for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Douglas Jamerson Elementary schools. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are Monday–Friday from 9a.m. –5 p.m.
Registration paperwork is currently available at the Recreation Center,
5730 Shore Blvd. S.
For more information or questions, please call 893-1068.
2021 Summer Recreation Program
Gulfport resident registrations began on Thursday, April 1st for the 2021 Summer Program for children who will complete Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-Resident registrations will begin on Monday, May 3rd. Hours of registration are Monday–Friday between 9a.m.–5p.m. The 7-week program (June 14th – July 30th) cost is $495 for residents and $619 for non-residents, which does not include field trips. Summer program hours are from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an additional charge. There will be 25 available spots for the discount rate for Gulfport residents in need of assistance. Eligibility requirements for the discount is either a letter from the child’s school verifying the child’s acceptance of free/reduced lunch or a letter verifying the child’s acceptance of assistance from financial aid or a related program.
City of Gulfport Senior Center Telephone Reassurance Program:
Keeping you Safe and Connected
The City of Gulfport Senior Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program is a free service for Gulfport Residents 50 years of age or older. Volunteers provide daily phone calls to registered members and provide comfort, security, and peace of mind to members and families.
Registration is simple and free. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service during this difficult time, please call (727) 893-2237 and register today.
Catch A Ride With GEMS
The Gulfport Extended Mobility Service (GEMS) run thru the Senior Center has resumed limited, essential transportation services to grocery stores, medical appointments, etc.
Any Gulfport residents 55 & older or residents with a disability can take advantage of GEMS door to door service for a yearly membership of $70 plus $2 per ride.
For more information, call 893-2242.
Gulfport Library is Open with Limited Service
5501 28th Ave. S. | 727-893-1074
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