Children’s book, film fest: 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. Friday will feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; Aug. 11, 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.

Hot air balloon event: A hot air balloon will feature at the “Hot, Hot, Hot Summer Fun Event” hosted by Quality Family Entertainment from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lionel Roberts Stadium on St. Thomas. The family-friendly event will include costume characters, bounce houses, games, food and drinks and a hot air balloon. The evening will end with a group pledge against violence and the release of floating lanterns into the night sky. For more information call 340-473-2338.

NAMI support group:The next NAMI-St. Thomas Family Support Group Meeting will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. at Schneider Hospital’s second-floor conference room.

Disabilities council meets: The 2017 annual meeting of the Virgin Islands Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. will be held on Aug. 10 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.

Cancer Support: Cancer Support V.I., sponsored by International Capital & Management Company, announces the next free presentation by Dr. Kathryn Anderson, a naturopathic physician, from Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Okla., who will discuss how to prepare essential oils for healing on Aug. 12 at noon in the second-floor auditorium at the Kimelman Cancer Institute on St. Thomas. The mission of Cancer Support V.I. is to provide support, education, information and assistance to people living with cancer and their families and friends.

Legal Services meeting: Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc. Board of Trustees will hold its board meeting on Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. in the St. Thomas and St. Croix office via video conference. The public is invited to attend.

NatureTech 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.

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.