TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, October 18.
(1) Governor Scott in Central Florida
Florida Governor Rick Scott will make two stops in Central Florida on Friday.
He will first appear at the Gatorade facility in Kissimmee. During his visit the Governor plans to highlight the importance of Florida manufacturing.
Mr. Scott will then travel to Lakeland to tour the Central Florida Aerospace Academy where students prepare for high-tech aviation or aerospace careers. The Governor is expected to discuss how partnerships between Polk County schools and businesses are helping students.
(2) Nardo's Natural on Shark Tank
A Pinellas County-based business will appear for the second time on Shark Tank on Friday night.
Nardo's Naturals first appeared on the ABC television show in March 2012. The Nardo brothers were seeking an investment of $75,000 to grow their hand-blended organic cosmetics business.
Barbara Ann Corcoran agreed to fund Nardo's Natural for a 50% stake in the business.
Tonight, the Nardos return to Shark Tank to give an update on how their small business has done in the 18 months since receiving the investment.
Shark Tank airs at 9:00 p.m. on ABC Action News.
For more information about Nardo's Natural, visit www.NardosNatural.com .
(3) Kidney transplant poker tournament fundraiser
St. Petersburg Police Detective Rodney Tower hosts a fundraiser for his mother on Friday night.
Becky Tower underwent a kidney transplant on October 2. The fundraiser will help her pay for the significant medical expenses related to the surgery.
The fundraiser consists of a Texas Hold'em poker tournament at the Derby Lane Poker Room in St. Petersburg. The entry fee $75, and re-buys and add-ons are available for additional fees.
Instruction for beginners will begin at 6:30 p.m. The tournament will start at 7:00 p.m.
For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Rodney Tower by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also make a donation in Tower's honor, by visiting www.transplants.org .
(4) Classical Mystery Tour
The Florida Orchestera will perform a Beatles tribute concert in St. Petersburg on Friday night.
During The Classic Mystery Tour, the Orchestera will play hits such as Penny Lane, Yesterday, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Strawberry Fields Forever, I Saw Her Standing There. The concert will also feature on-stage banner, Beatle-style costumes and spot-on mannerisms.
Show time is 8:00 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater. Ticket prices start at $35. For more information, call (800) 662-7286 or visit www.floridaorchestra.org .
(5) Zoo Pumpkin Toss
Animals at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa will get into the Halloween spirit on Friday with the annual Pumpkin Toss.
Trainers will give animal the seasonal treat.
Pumpkins are part of the animal enrichment program at the Zoo. They add diversity to the diets of animals while giving them something fun to play with before the eating begins.
The Pumpkin Toss begins today at 11:00 a.m. It is included free-of-charge with regular Zoo admission.
For more information, call (813) 935-8552 or visit www.lowryparkzoo.com .
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