Children’s Book & Film

fest continues Fridays

The third annual Children’s Book and Film Fest will take place on Fridays, through Aug. 18, at Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Movies start at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 will feature Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”; and Aug. 18, “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Seating is limited.

Bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call 340-277-1978.

V.I. disabilities council meets Thursday

The 2017 annual meeting of the Virgin Islands Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. will be held on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of the Labor Department on St. Croix.

The community is invited to make comments during the public comment period at the start of the meeting.

For more information, call 340-773-2323, ext. 2137, or email vddccouncil@gmail.com.

‘Code Like a Girl!’ forum

set for Saturday at UVI

All Saints Cathedral School and the National Center for Women in Information and Technology invite the public to attend the “Code Like a Girl!” forum on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Chase Auditorium at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas. The forum will provide a panel discussion on women in information technology and computer science fields in the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as highlight the projects of young Virgin Islanders attending the Code Like a Girl! Camp at All Saints Cathedral School through Friday. For details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1659530627393141 and https://aspireit.aspirations.org/programs/events/2013/2017-08-07-code-like-a-girl.

For more information, email Rebecca Hoffart of All Saints Cathedral School at rhoffart@allsaintsvi.org.

League of Women Voters

to meet on Saturday

The League of Women Voters St. Thomas Unit will meet on Saturday at the Caribbean Genealogy Library at Al Cohen’s Plaza from 10 a.m. to noon. The regular meeting is from 10 to 11 a.m., with a guest speaker from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, email lwvusvi@gmail.com.

Legal Services of the V.I. board of trustees to meet

Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc. Board of Trustees will hold its board meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Thomas and St. Croix office via video conference. The public is invited to attend.

Tech demonstration set for blind, low vision residents

The Center for Independent Living will host a demonstration of technology that will 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. John, Monday at 9 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; St. Croix on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Center for Independent Living; and on St. Thomas on Aug. 17 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.

Special Olympics of V.I. committee seeks volunteers

The Special Olympics Virgin Islands (SOVI) committee is appealing for volunteers to revive and revitalize the territory’s Special Olympics program. The goal is to fully support V.I. athletes so they can become true competitors in their events in the territory’s games and the World Games. The committee would like to expand the program to include year-round opportunities for the athletes to train, practice and participate in athletic activities in the community.

If you are interested in supporting, encouraging and helping the athletes to meet their full potential, come to a general meeting on Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Disability Rights Center office in Havensight Mall, Suite 313, on St. Thomas. For information, call 340-776-4303.

Cat food drive for island’s strays set for Aug. 31

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.

Committee seeks themes for V.I. Carnival 2018

The Virgin Islands Carnival Committee invites the public to submit theme entries for the 66th edition of the Virgin Islands Carnival. Participants should keep their submissions short, catchy, meaningful, and relevant to the celebrations. Submissions should be mailed to P.O. Box 307947, St. Thomas, V.I. 00803 or emailed to jouvert@viaccess.net. Include your name and contact information. The deadline is Sept. 30.

The winner will receive a Carnival 2018 season pass to all V.I. Carnival Committee-sponsored events. The winning theme will be used at all V.I. Carnival events and will be posted, along with the winner’s name, in the Carnival Booklet.

For additional information, email jouvert@viaccess.net or call 340-643-5553.

The Reichhold Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers to join their team. If you are interested in gaining community service hours, watching a free show, or simply volunteering, contact Trenette Donovan at 340-639-1550 or email at tdonova1@uvi.edu. Volunteer orientation for both current and new volunteers is on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Reichhold Center’s lobby.

Applications being taken for NatureTech Solutions Award

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is accepting applications for the 2017 NatureTech.Solutions Award for technical innovation.

Supported by the Potter Fund for NatureTech Solutions at CFVI, this $3,000 prize will be awarded to projects that have been built to increase the effectiveness of natural or cultural resource management in small islands in the Eastern Caribbean.

Applications must be submitted by email to Dee Baecher-Brown at dbrown@cfvi.net with NatureTech in the subject line, no later than Sept. 1. The winner will be announced on Oct. 1. For more information visit https://NatureTech.Solutions/.

Texas Society planning committee to gather

The Texas Society of the Virgin Islands, host of the annual chili cook-off community fundraiser, will hold its event planning committee meeting every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. upstairs at Tickles Dockside Pub in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. All are welcome.

Support available for veterans facing PTSD

Are you a combat veteran? Struggling with readjustment stressors, or experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder? If so, call your local Veterans Center office today at 340-774-5017.

St. Thomas Humane

Society seeking volunteers

The St. Thomas Humane Society seeks dog and cat lovers, puppy and kitten lovers to volunteer their time assisting in the care of these pets. Dogs need walking, petting, love and play time.

Cats and kittens need petting and playtime, too. Foster homes are desperately needed, while forever homes are being sought.

Call 340-775-0599 and/or visit the facility on Rhymer Highway to fill out a volunteer application.