TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, September 7.
(1) FDHSMV website
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is alerting all its customers it will be shutting down the agency's online services on Friday evening.
The FDHSMV is moving their data center from its Tallahassee headquarters to one of the state's primary data centers, also located in Tallahassee.
The move is complex and requires a complete shutdown of all DHSMV websites this weekend.
Customers who know their drivers license, identification cards or license plates will expire today should visit an local FDHSMV office or go to www.GoRenew.com before at 6:00 p.m.
Online services are expected to be restored by Monday at 9:00 a.m.
(2) Trader Joe's opens in Sarasota
West coast grocery chain Trader Joe's opens its second Florida location in Sarasota on Friday.
Trader Joe's is a unique, neighborhood grocery store which features a majority of private label items and no coupons, sales or special promotions.
The company buys directly from manufacturers to keep costs down. Their stores feature a signature decor or cedar walls and Hawaiian motifs.
Trader Joe's opened a store in Naples in February and another is planned for Gainesville by the end of the year.
The Sarasota store is located at 4101 South Tamiami Trail.
A ceremonial lei cutting ceremony will welcome new customers at 8:00 a.m. The grand opening celebration will continue all day with live music, food demonstrations and face painting for the kids.
(3) Disney on Ice presents Rockin' Ever After
Disney on Ice skates to the Amway Center in Orlando beginning on Friday.
The Rockin' Ever After show features characters from a number of Disney movies, including Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Brave, skating in a musical showcase.
Showtimes are tonight at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or visit www.amwaycenter.com .
(4) Mummies of the World
The Mummies of the World exhibit begins its final weekend on display at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa on Friday.
More than 80,000 people have viewed the attraction since it opened at MOSI in April.
Mummies of the World includes a collection of 150 specimens and objects from around the world. It is the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled.
Included in the collection are: the Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis; the Baron von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots; an ancient Peruvian woman naturally mummified in the warm desert air, with mysterious tattoos on her face and chest and long black hair intact; and a howler monkey from Argentina, with its fierce expression and adorned with a feather skirt and headdress.
This is the exhibition's only stop in Florida on its seven-city tour.
Mummies of the World is a timed-entry exhibition, so before making a purchase, visitors will be asked to select the date and time of their visit. For ticket pricing and reservations, call (813) 987-6000 or visit www.mosi.org .
(5) Rangers vs. Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays host the American League leading Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field on Friday.
The Rays are 1 1/2 games behind Oakland A's for the American League's second wild card spot, and 2 games behind the East Division co-leaders Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees.
The pitching matchup sees the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson facing the Rangers' Derek Holland.
The first 10,000 fans to tonight's game will receive a Rays neon green hat. Following the game DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris will perform a concert. The concert is free with a ticket to the Rays game.
Fans can watch Calvin Harris from the field by purchasing field access passes available at raysbaseball.com/concerts .
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (888) FAN-RAYS or visit raysbaseball.com .
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