TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, November 2.
(1) Space shuttle Atlantis' final journey
Space shuttle Atlantis makes its final journey on Friday.
NASA is moving Atlantis nearly 10 miles from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The move begins at 7:00 a.m. when Atlantis leaves KSC's Vehicle Assembly Building at about two miles per hour.
The orbiter will arrive at Kennedy Space Center headquarters around 9:45 a.m. There thousands of current NASA employees and former shuttle workers are will attend a private event including a ceremony to mark the transfer of Atlantis to the Visitor Complex.
Atlantis will then head to Space Florida's Exploration Park. The 65-acre area will provide a festival setting for a half-day event where guests can see the shuttle up close and "in the round."
Following the half-day event, Atlantis will complete the final leg of its journey, traveling in front of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex along State Road 405/NASA Parkway before entering its new home, a $100 million interactive exhibit complex currently under construction and rumored to open on July 4, 2013.
NASA is broadcasting Atlantis' move live on NASA TV and online at www.nasa.gov/ntv .
For more information, call (877) 313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com .
(2) Allegiant Air new flights from St. Petersburg-Clearwater
Allegiant Air begins offering new flights from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) beginning on Friday.
The airline is beginning non-stop jet service between PIE and Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Pennsylvania. Wednesday, Allegiant began similar service between Harrisburg and Orlando.
"We are confident residents will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to these world class vacation destinations and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together," said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "Nonstop service to the Tampa Bay region has been at the top of our request list for years."
One-way fares between PIE and MDT as low as $59.99 depending on the day and time of travel.
Flight days and times can be found at allegiantair.com .
(3) Medicare Information Fair
The City of St. Petersburg is holding a Medicare Information Fair on Friday to help answer any questions you or your parents may have.
Representatives will be at the St. Petersburg Sunshine Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to help you compare Medicare insurance choices, answer questions about Medicare Advantage plans, supplemental insurance and related insurance programs.
Nurse will be on hand to provide flu shots available, free diabetic screening, blood pressure check, see diabetic shoes and other health related information.
The Sunshine Center is located at 330 5th Street North in St. Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 893-7102 or visit stpeteparksrec.org .
The Medicare Enrollment Period runs through December 7.
(4) Orlando Magic season opener
The Orlando Magic opens the 2012-2013 season at the Amway Center in Orlando on Friday Night.
The Magic will have a new look this season after trading away forward Dwight Howard and Most Improved Player Ryan Anderson, and firing head coach Stan Van Gundy.
For the past five years the Magic have won at least 50 games a season but expectations are much lower this year. Orlando will be using this season to develop young talent, hoping for success in future years.
SB Nation is predicting the Magic will only win 22 games this season.
Tonight's game against the Denver Nuggets begins at 7:00 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (407) 896-2442 or visit www.nba.com/magic/ .
(5) Steven Wright in concert
Grammy nominated comedian Steven Wright brings his deadpan style of humor to Clearwater on Friday.
Wright got his big break when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1982. He earned a Grammy Award nomination for his debut comedy album, I Have A Pony, in 1985.
The Cambridge, Massachusetts native won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Short Film for The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, a film he starred in and co-wrote.
Wright's second comedy album released in 2007, I Still Have A Pony, earned him his second Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album. The following year, he was honored as the first inductee into The Boston Comedy Hall of Fame.
Wright's concert at the Capitol Theater in Clearwater begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (727) 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com .
To learn more about Steven Wright, visit his official website at www.stevenwright.com .
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