TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, November 1.
(1) Tampa Electric rate increase
Tampa Electric customers show be aware the company's base-rates are increasing as of Friday.
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved TECO's 5.5% rate increase in September. Residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours will see their bills rise by $5.67 a month.
The PSC agreement allows Tampa Electric additional "step" increases in 2014 and 2015. TECO cannot change its base rates again until 2018.
Customers may see their power bill rise again in January. Later this month the PSC will decide what adjustments to fuel and other clauses to make.
For more information, visit www.tampaelectric.com .
(2) LEGOLAND salutes military veterans
LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven will begin a salute to veterans on Friday.
Today through November 17, all veterans can receive free admission to the theme park by showing a military ID at the ticket window. Veterans will also be given the opportunity to purchase up to six additional tickets for accompanying guests for just $40 per ticket.
LEGOLAND is adorning Washington, D.C. in Miniland U.S.A. with patriotic flair during the veterans salute. The park is also offering special activities on November 11 for Veterans Day.
To learn more, visit www.legoland.com .
(3) Remington College "Cuts for Cause"
Remington College Tampa begins their month-long "Cuts for Cause" food drive on Friday.
Throughout the month of November, anyone who brings in a can of food or other non-perishable food item can receive a complimentary haircut, manicure or pedicure at the college's The Salon at Remington.
Salon hours are Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, call (813) 316-4470. Walk-ins are also welcome. The Salon at Remington is located at 6302 East Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Tampa.
(4) Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing"
Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Elmo will be in Tampa on Friday for Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing".
The live stage show will hold four appearances today and Saturday at the USF Sun Dome.
"Can't Stop Singing" tells the story of Elmo casting a spelling using Abby Cadabby's magic wand. The Sesame Street characters then begin conversing in songs.
Ticket prices for the shows start at $18.50.
Show times on Friday are 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
For more information, www.SunDomeArena.com .
(5) Michael Bublé in concert
Grammy Award winning singer Michael Bublé will perform in concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday night.
"I'm very excited to get back on the road and perform for my fans," said Bublé. "It's been awhile but we're rested up and ready to have a big party on stage every night."
His latest album, To Be Loved, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Pop Chart. Bublé has sold more than 45 million albums worldwide over the past decade.
Some of his better known songs include It's A Beautiful Day, Haven't Met You Yet, and Everything.
Tonight's concert begins at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com .
To learn more about Michael Bublé, visit his official website at www.michaelbuble.com ..
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