TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, August 7.
(1) 29th annual National Night Out
Hundreds of communities across the country are participating in the 29th annual National Night Out on Tuesday. More than 25 towns and cities throughout the Bay Area are holding National Night Out events.
National Night Out is designed to generate support for local anti-crime programs, strengthen the bond between neighborhoods and local law enforcement officers, and send criminals a message that residents will not tolerate their actions anymore.
Police and deputies often attend National Night Out events to show off their vehicles, give away handout resources, and offer safety inspections.
Communities with events tonight include: Auburndale, Bartow, Bradenton, Clearwater, Crystal River, Davenport, Kathleen, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Land 'O' Lakes, Largo, Lecanto, Lutz, New Port Richey, North Port, Pinellas Park, Port Richey, Saint Petersburg, Sarasota, Seffner, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Valrico, Wesley Chapel, and Winter Haven
For more information, contact your local law enforcement agency or visit www.natw.org/nno/ .
(2) Belleview Biltmore Hotel meeting
The Belleair Town Commission will discuss the future of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel on Tuesday.
The future owners of the property want the town to give them a historic tax credit instead of declaring the 20-acre property a Community Redevelopment Area before they begin renovations.
Coral Gables architect Richard Heisenbottle signed a contract to purchase the property in April.
The hotel has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. Over the past few years the condition of the vacant hotel has deteriorated.
The historic tax credit would allow for Heisenbottle to move ahead with the restoration project.
Belleair officials are concerned if they approve tax relief, the town could lose a large amount of revenue.
The hearing begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall in Belleair.
(3) National Marriage Equality Day
Gay activists are hoping to give a lot of business to Starbucks on Tuesday as part of National Marriage Equality Day.
Originally called National Starbucks Appreciation Day, today's event is a counter protest to last week's Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
Starbucks is a company known for supporting diversity. Activists want people to know there are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections that same-sex couples who can not wed are not entitled to.
Former Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee supported the creation of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in response to verbal attacks by gay activists after Chick-fil-A's President said he does not support gay marriage.
Chick-Fil-A is known to be a Christian-based company. They keep their stores closed on Sundays in honor of the Sabbath.
Many people are divided over the issue. Some say Chick-Fil-A has a free speech right to say whatever they want.
Others point to the donations the company has made to anti-gay organizations such Family Research Council and Exodus International that they go far beyond their First Amendment rights.
For more information on National Marriage Equality Day, visit www.facebook.com/events/413515905352295/permalink/413515912018961 .
(4) Target Tuesday
The Glazer Children's Museum and Target are giving one final day before school starts for families on Tuesday.
The museum is offering reduced admission prices from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. today.
Held during the first Tuesday of each month, Target Tuesdays offers $2 tickets to allow the museum to be accessible to all members of the Tampa Bay community.
Children must be accompanied by adults and adults must be accompanied by children.
The Glazer Children's Museum is located at 110 West Gasparilla Plaza next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.
For more information, call (813) 443-3861 or visit glazermuseum.org .
(5) Buccaneers training camp
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the team's final public training camp practice on Tuesday
The practice will run from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are not required for admission to training camp.
All public practice will be held on Field 3 for optimal viewing. Attendees can expect autograph sessions, free parking, discount concessions, merchandise tents, as well as appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear.
The Buccaneers play their first pre-season game at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Dolphins in Miami.
For more information on training camp, visit www.buccaneers.com .
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