TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, June 28.
(1) Stop the Violence candlelight vigil
The Stop the Violence Coalition will be hosting a peace rally and candlelight vigil in the Campbell Park neighborhood of St. Petersburg on Thursday.
The purpose of the event is to memorialize those that have lost their lives to senseless violence, highlight the lasting effects of violence and pray for the healing of the community.
Members of the coalition also intend to highlight the disproportionate number of unsolved murders of African Americans in St. Petersburg and demand justice for their families.
The rally and vigil will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Campbell Park Recreation Center at 601 14th Street South.
For more information, call (727) 492-4776 or email email@example.com .
(2) "Project Childsafe" announcement
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will unveil a new safety initiative on Thursday to protect the some of the most vulnerable citizens in the county.
"Project Childsafe" is designed to keep children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other physical and developmental disabilities safe.
The program is a database for those who may need special assistance if they are alone or in times of emergency. It includes a current digital picture, demographic information and caregiver contacts.
If a deputy encounters someone who can't communicate where he or she lives, they can search the database by description and return the person to their loved ones. The system also works in reverse helping giving deputies the information they need to find someone lost.
For more information, on "Programs and Services" at www.pcsoweb.com or contact the Childsafe Project Coordinator Detective Brettina Adams at (727) 582-6173.
(3) Coldplay in concert
Coldplay will finally perform in Tampa Bay on Thursday. The British quartet had to cancel shows at the last minute in 2005 and 2009.
The band is touring in support of their latest album, Mylo Xyloto. Among the hit singles featured are Every Teardrop is a Waterfall and Charlie Brown.
Mylo Xyloto is the group's third consecutive studio album to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart. It also hit #1 spot in all 35 iTunes stores around the world, breaking the record for the highest number of download sales in one week.
A limited number of tickets are still available for tonight's 7:00 p.m. show at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Opening up for Coldplay will be Robyn and Wolf Gang.
For more information about the concert or to purchase tickets, call (813) 301-6500 or visit tampabaytimesforum.com .
To learn more about Coldplay, visit the band's official website at www.coldplay.com .
(4) Eating Raoul anniversary showing
The Tampa Pitcher Show movie theater is hosting a special 30th anniversary screening of Eating Raoul on Thursday night.
The 1982 black comedy tells the tale of a married couple living in Hollywood who resorts to killing swingers for their money.
The rated-R movie was directed by Paul Bartel (Death Race 2000) and stars Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, and Susan Saiger. Ed Begley Jr. and Edie McClurg have small roles in the film.
There will be a question-and-answer session with Saiger before and after the movie. She played Doris the Dominatrix in the Eating Raoul.
The Tampa Pitcher Show is located at 14416 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.
For more information, call (813) 963-0578 or visit tampapitchershow.net .
(5) National Bomb Pop Day
The last Thursday of June is National Bomb Pop Day.
The summertime red-white-and-blue treat was invented on Independence Avenue in Kansas City, Mo., in 1955.
The first National Bomb Pop Day was celebrated in 2005, the 50th anniversary of the frozen confection.
Bomb Pops are currently manufactured by Blue Bunny. The original flavor contains Cherry, Lime, and Blue Raspberry flavorings.
Blue Bunny offers a $1 off coupon on the company's website at www.bluebunny.com .
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