TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, September 24.
(1) Tampa Bay Job Fair
Looking for a new job or a better career? Dozens of companies looking to hire are participating at the Tampa Bay Job Fair at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg on Monday.
The one-day event showcases current employment opportunities in the Tampa Bay area, from entry level positions to skilled trade, to health care and even top managerial positions.
Participating companies include: 5-Hour Energy, AFLAC, Applebees's, Capital One, Franklin Templeton Investments, IKEA Tampa, Metro PCS Florida, Northwestern Mutual, Panera Bread, PODS, Vology and many more.
For a complete list of firms, visit www.tampabayjobfair.com/list.html .
Attendees are asked to prepare for success. You are asked to wear proper business attire and bring at least 20 copies of your resume. Admission and parking are free.
The Job Fair occurs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg.
(2) The Medicine Abuse Project
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joins The Partnership at Drugfree.org's national campaign, The Medicine Abuse Project, on Monday.
"The Medicine Abuse Project is a national campaign intended to stop teenage medicine abuse," said Attorney General Pam Bondi. "I encourage everyone to take the first step in protecting teens from medicine abuse by signing the pledge at MedicineAbuseProject.org today."
The launch of The Medicine Abuse Project, which starts today and continues through September 29, culminates with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.
Cleaning out medicine cabinets and securing medications will reduce medicine abuse among teens.
To join the effort, find a take-back location near you and take the pledge to stop medicine abuse at MedicineAbuseProject.org .
(3) The Oxford Exchange opens
A new retail and restaurant project near downtown Tampa is scheduled to open on Monday.
The Oxford Exchange is located at 410 and 420 West Kennedy Boulevard, across the street from the University of Tampa and next to the David Falk Theater.
The project includes a Buddy Brew coffee shop, TeBella tea shop, home design store, bookstore and a 90-seat restaurant which will serve breakfast and lunch.
The Oxford Exchange will be open from Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
(4) Stevie Nicks in concert
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Nicks performs in concert at The Mahaffey in St. Petersburg on Monday.
The 64-year-old singer-songwriter is touring in support of her newest album, 2011's In Your Dreams.
Nicks is best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac in the 1970's and her solo career which began in 1981.
Nicks has eight Top 10 U.S. Rock single hits including 1981's Stop Draggin' My Heart Around, 1982's Edge of Seventeen, 1985's Talk to Me, 1986's I Can't Wait and 1989's Rooms on Fire.
Tonight's concert at The Mahaffey begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (727) 893-7832 or visit TheMahaffey.com .
To learn more about Stevie Nicks, visit her official website at rockalittle.com .
(5) Free McDonald's coffee
Participating McDonald's restaurants will celebrate National Coffee Day by offering free small Premium Roast McCaf é Coffee now through September 29.
"Serving hot, freshly brewed coffee is a universal way to show appreciation and we're thrilled to share our Premium Roast McCaf é Coffee with customers for free," said Blake Casper, owner/operator and CEO of Caspers Co.
Visit www.mcstate.com to find your participating McDonald's restaurants in the Tampa Bay area.
Fans can follow Tampa Bay McDonald's on Twitter at twitter.com/McDTampaBay for giveaways and updates on where their "McD Coffee Street Team" will be handing out Be Our Guest cards throughout the week as well.
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