TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, September 17.
(1) First Lady Michelle Obama campaigns in Florida
First Lady Michelle Obama will be speaking to supporters at two campaign events in Florida on Monday.
Mrs. Obama will talk at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville at 3:30 p.m. followed by a speech at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee at 6:55 p.m.
The First Lady is expected to discuss what is at stake in the presidential election for Floridians and encourage them to organize their communities between now and November.
Both of Mrs. Obama's events are free, but a ticket is required to attend due to limited space. Tickets were distributed beginning at 6:00 p.m. on September 13.
(2) 2008 Clearwater cold case murder details released
Clearwater Police Homicide Detectives will release information on a 2008 murder case on Monday.
The information being released on the fourth anniversary of the murder of 51-year-old Jack LaGrand has not previously been made public.
Detectives will also release digitally enhanced stills and video of the suspect who shot and killed a LaGrand in what appears to be a robbery. The new stills and photos have more clarity than the ones previously released.
The new details will be outlined in a presentation to a group of volunteers and detectives who will be handing out flyers in targeted areas relevant to the investigation.
LaGrand, a taxi driver, was discovered in his cab in the rear parking lot of a strip mall on US 19 North in the morning of September 17, 2008. Officers say he died from a gunshot wound.
The details will be released during a 2:30 p.m. briefing at the Clearwater Police Department in Clearwater.
(3) Downtown "Y" 30th anniversary celebration
The downtown Tampa YMCA begins its 30th anniversary celebration on Monday.
The "Y" is offering free memberships for anyone beginning today through September 29.
The YMCA wants people to know it's not just a gym, it is the "Y". Beside fitness facilities, the "Y" provides educational programs promoting healthier decision making, and a variety of programs to support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.
For more information, call (813) 229-1305 or visit www.tampaymca.org .
(4) Glazer Children's Museum $5 admissions
The Glazer Children's Museum is celebrating its second anniversary by offering a great admissions deal for both children and adults.
Now through September 30, admission to the museum is only $5. Normal admission prices are $9.50 for children and $15 for adults.
The Glazer's Children's Museum offers over 170 interactivities in 12 themed areas for children to explore. The museum is also hosting a new exhibit, Super Kids Save the World.
For more information, call (813) 443-3861 or visit glazermuseum.org .
(5) Red Sox vs. Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays will attempt to get themselves back into the playoff hunt when they open a series against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Monday.
The Rays are entering a stretch of nine straight game against Boston and Toronto, two teams currently with losing records.
Tampa Bay trails the Baltimore Orioles by four games for the American League's second wild-card spot. They are also five games behind the American League East leading New York Yankees.
The Rays are returning home after going 1-5 on a road trip against the Orioles and Yankees.
Last year the Rays rallied from nine games back to clinch a wild-card birth from the Red Sox on the final day of the season.
Boston sends Aaron Cook to the mound tonight while the Rays will start Alex Cobb.
Cobb has not face the Red Sox since the Rays 7-4 win at Boston on May 25. This will be Cook's first time facing the Rays since June 2009. He is 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA in three career starts against Tampa Bay.
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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