TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, September 6.
(1) Naturalization ceremony in Tampa
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 74 people in Tampa on Friday.
The citizenship candidates were born in 32 different countries including: Brazil, China, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Iran, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, the U.S.S.R and Vietnam.
U.S. Representative Kathy Castor will deliver keynote remarks during the ceremony.
The ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Tampa USCIS office at 5629 Hoover Boulevard.
(2) Habitat for Humanity Pinellas debuts "solar home"
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County will hold a home dedication for their first home featuring solar electricity on Friday.
Solar Energy Management (SEM) donated and installed a 5.62KW solar power system on the home located at 8132 52nd Way North in Pinellas Park.
SEM says over the course of the system's 25-year life cycle, the homeowner will save more than $50,000 in energy costs.
The home is first of a pilot program between Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and SEM to deterime the benefits of solar electricity for the organization's homes.
The dedication ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m.
(3) Tampa Boat Show
The Tampa Boat Show opens at the Tampa Convention Center on Friday.
The 3-day show features hundreds of the latest boats on display inside and on the water right behind the Convention Center.
Johnathan Hillstrand, co-captain of the Time Bandit fishing vessel, which is featured on Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch reality series, will appear in person at the Boat Show all weekend. You can see Hillstrand today from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Other featured events include boating hands-on skills training, fishing seminars, free powerboat rides and SCUBS diving adventures.
Kids can meet SpongeBob SquarePants at the Boat Show on Saturday and Sunday. He will greet fans and pose for pictures from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Show hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. In-water locations close at sunset.
Admission is $12. Children 15 years and younger are free when accompanied by an adult.
For more information, visit www.tampaboatshow.com .
(4) Rob Schneider stand-up comedy concert
Actor-comedian Rob Schneider is performing the first of five stand-up shows at Tampa Improv on Friday night.
Best known for his four years on Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s, and movies such as Deuce Bigalow, The Hot Chick and The Animal, Schneider only returned to doing stand-up comedy in the past few years.
Schneider will appear at the Tampa Improv Friday at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Attendees must be 21 years or older except for tonight's 10:30 p.m. performance.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (813) 864-4000 or visit www.improvtampa.com .
(5) Jason Aldean in concert
Country music superstar Jason Aldrean brings his Night Train Tour to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Friday night.
After graduating high school, the 36-year-old Georgia native began his musical career by performing in college towns in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
He got his big break in 2005 with his single, Hickman. His self-titled first studio album peaked at #6 on the Billboard U.S Country Music chart. His latest album, Night Train, reached #1 on both the Billboard U.S. Country Music and Top 200 Album charts.
Tonight's concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $25.50
For more information, call (813) 740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com .
To learn more about Jason Aldean, visit his official website at www.jasonaldean.com .
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