Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
Virtual/Regular Events & Meetings
Gulfport Fresh Market
Tuesday, February 23rd
9 a.m. – 3 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.
Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Reminder – The Circle of Friends Annual Meeting and Membership Update will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7 P.M. This will be a virtual event via Zoom and instructions for participation are listed below. Please join us as we will hold a vote on our members, and provide an update of our activities over the past year. We will also provide time for any questions that participants may have and end our meeting with poems written by our Poet Laureate, Peter Hargitai.
We hope that you will log in or call in to participate in our annual meeting.
Log in instructions:
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join.
Or join by phone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 950 5308 1705
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
Fri., February 26 – Sun., February 28, 5 p.m.
Be a part of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s ReadOut 2021, a ZOOM event you can join from anywhere.
First Friday Artwalk
Friday, March 5th 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.
16th Annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Gardens
Saturday, March 6th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In a twist on the annual home tour, this year we are throwing a Covid-ready, all-outdoor event. Tickets are $10 in advance at Gulfport Beach Bazaar or pinkflamingohometour.com
, $15 at the door. Registration will take place at the Gulfport Rec Center, 5730 Shore Blvd
., where you will receive a map and wristband. To assure social distancing, ticket sales will be limited, and sorry, no pets allowed.
Nautical Flea Market
Saturday, March 13th, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Interested in nautical equipment or finding cool fishing gear? Look no further than the Gulfport Marina’s Nautical Flea Market, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13.
For more information, contact the Marina office at 893-1071 for more information.
City of Gulfport Permit FREE City Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, March 13th
Dawn – Dusk
Gulfport residents, dust off your unused stuff and clear out the clutter and sign up for the permit free City of Gulfport City-Wide Yard Sale, scheduled for Saturday, March 13 (rain date, Sunday, March 14). Do not miss this incredible opportunity to have your Gulfport address on the brochure for added visibility for free.
The City of Gulfport is now kindly accepting addresses to be added to this year’s City Wide Yard Sale brochure. Deadline to sign up is March 5 by 3 p.m. in order to make print deadline.
“How do I register?”
• For those who do not have internet, you can also fill out a form at Gulfport City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S
. or the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S
So get ready and get your address on the City Wide Yard Sale brochure today! For more information, please call Kristin Ossola at 727-893-1118.
2021 Great American Cleanup – Clam Bayou Cleanup
Clam Bayou Nature Park, Miriam St. S.
Saturday, March 20th, 9 a.m. – noon
This is a perfect opportunity to volunteer your groups, family members, neighbors or just come on down solo to meet everyone and enjoy a beautiful morning at Clam Bayou. Directions to Clam Bayou are 49th Street S. to 29th Ave S. east to Miriam St. Volunteers should wear face masks, closed-toed shoes, sun protection, and weather appropriate clothing. Cleanup supplies and drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact the Gulfport Grassroots at 732-310-4932.
Best Seat in the House
A Chair-ity Auction with a View
Saturday, March 20th
5 – 7 p.m.
Third Saturday IndieFaire
Saturday, March 20th 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.
Art in the Yard
Saturday, March 27th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
It’s time to showcase original art created by you in Gulfport’s Art in the Yard Sale, Saturday, March 27 (rain date, Sunday, March 28). You can have your art sale at your Gulfport residence. Do not miss this tremendous opportunity to have your Gulfport address listed on Google Maps for added visibility. For your Gulfport address to be added you can fill out the online form at https://mygulfport.us/gulfport-art-in-the-yard
The Gulfport Art in the Yard map is available online at https://mygulfport.us/gulfport-art-in-the-yard
and the addresses will be listed in the Gabber on Thursday, March 25. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month by reading books that celebrate black historical figures, culture, literature, and music selected by staff at the Gulfport Public Library.
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.
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.
Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the community’s emergency notification service. – Alert Pinellas.
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.
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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