Help for low vision

The Center for Independent Living will host a demonstration of technology to enhance the lifestyles of those who are blind or who have low vision. The Torres Foundation of Washington, D.C., will demonstrate these devices on St. Thomas on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Turnbull Public Library. For more information call 340-777-4978 on St. Thomas/St. John or 340-778-7992 on St. Croix.

Free spay/neuter clinic

The Humane Society of St. Thomas and the Lucky Paws Foundation will hold a free spay and neuter clinic for pets and community cats today, by appointment only, at Canines Cats & CrittersSTT K9 Kennel Club & Clinic in Frenchman’s Bay, across from Antilles School. Call 340-513-1854 to make arrangements.

Spay-neuter services will be free. Donations are welcome. Pet dogs and cats for families who cannot afford the regular fees will also be spayed and neutered free by appointment only.

‘Clear the Shelters Day’

Saturday is “Clear the Shelters Day,” at the Humane Society of St. Thomas, with sponsorships still needed to get the pets ready for adoption. Each pet needs to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated before finding a family at this year’s event. Your generosity will provide these animals with the veterinary care they need before being paired with families.

Twenty cats and dogs are already ready to go and their adoption fee is waived. Adoption guidelines still apply.

For more information on these events, contact info@hsstt.com or call 340-775-0599 or luckypawsvi@gmail.com or 340-513-1854.

Pistarckle youth theater

Pistarckle Theater at Tillett Gardens on St. Thomas will present youth actor performances on Thursday at 7 p.m., showcasing original plays written by students ages 11 to 17, created during this year’s Summer Playwrighting Camp. During the four-week session, students participated in playwright training and development of new plays, lessons on character development, scene study, plot, setting and stage directions, under the guidance of camp director Matthew Hamilton-Kraft.

Tickets are $10 per person, adults and children. For more information and tickets, visit PistarckleTheater.com, or call 340-775-7877.

Business After Hours

The next Chamber Business After Hours will be hosted by Mon Cheri Café on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their location in the Nisky Center Mini Mall on St. Thomas. Enjoy the Famous Chamber $3 Bar and a 50/50 raffle.

AARP Movie for Grownups

AARP Virgin Islands announces the launch of AARP Movie for Grownups in the Virgin Islands and invites AARP members to a free screening of “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” The screenings will be held on Friday on St. Thomas/St. John and on Saturday on St. Croix at 2 p.m. at the Caribbean Cinemas in Donoe and Diamond respectively.

All AARP members are invited to participate and must present their AARP card for entry. Registration is free, but seating is limited. To register call 1-844-418-2281 or go to aarp.cvent.com/HITMAN_StThomas for the St. Thomas/St. John screening or aarp.cvent.com/HITMAN_StCroix for the St. Croix screening. You can also register through the link by going to the Facebook post at the AARP Virgin Islands Facebook page – facebook.com/aarpvi.

Children’s film festival

“Journey to the Center of the Earth, the final film of the third annual Children’s Book and Film Fest, will be screened on Friday at 7 p.m. at Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Seating is limited. Bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call 340-277-1978.

Lions Club soup sale

The East St. Thomas Lions Club soup sale will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Christian parking lot in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The menu includes red peas soup, with or without pork, pumpkin soup, bull foot soup, chicken soup and goat water. Donation is $10. For more information, contact Donna Freeman at donfrenibbs@yahoo.com or 340-643-3479.

Free St. Croix snorkel clinic

Join the St. Croix Environmental Association for a free snorkel clinic on Saturday at Cane Bay from 10 a.m. to noon. School-aged children to adults are welcome. Snorkel gear and instruction are provided. Registration is appreciated at 340-773-1989 or sea.educator@gmail.com.

Cat food drive Aug. 26

The Lucky Paws Foundation, SNIP (Spay/Neuter Island Pets) and the Cat Café Program will hold a cat food drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 in front of Cost U Less on St. Thomas. Enjoy one-day-only discount specials on pet foods to save on food for you own pets and your donations for the strays. All donated food will be used to feed the programs’ homeless cats. Volunteers also are needed for the cat food drives and to help with the community cat colonies. Call 340-513-1854 for more information. For more on the Lucky Paws Foundation, visit luckypawssttvi.com or call 340-513-1854.

Hassel Island cleanup

On Aug. 26, local organizations and government agencies will hold a walk and cleanup of beaches on Hassel Island, replete with transportation to and from the National Park Service island in Charlotte Amalie harbor. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Hook, Line and Sinker dock in Frenchtown. For information email at kaifrett@yahoo.com.

Carnival 2018 theme contest

The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee invites the public to submit theme entries for the 66th edition of the Virgin Islands Carnival. Submissions should be mailed to P.O. Box 307947, St. Thomas, V.I. 00803 or emailed to jouvert@viaccess.net. The deadline is Sept. 30. For additional information, email jouvert@viaccess.net or call 340-643-5553.