TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, July 10.
(1) Michelle Obama in Florida
First Lady Michelle Obama will make two campaign appearances in Florida on Tuesday.
Mrs. Obama will speak about what's at stake in the election for Floridians and encourage supporters to register to vote and volunteer for the Obama re-election campaign. She will also thank volunteers for their hard work to help re-elect President Obama in November.
The first appearance will take place at 2:00 p.m. at Barbara Goleman High School in Miami Lakes. The second will occur at The Venue at UCF Arena in Orlando at 5:00 p.m.
Both events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets were given out at Organizing for America offices in the Miami and Orlando areas on Saturday.
For more information, visit barackobama.com .
(2) Florida primary election ballots mailed
Supervisors of Elections in Pasco and Pinellas Counties will begin mailing out ballots to domestic voters for the August 14 Florida Primary Election on Tuesday.
Voters can return Vote-By-Mail ballots either by mail (as long as they are received at their county's elections' office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day) or in person at any of their county's Supervisor of Elections Offices. Voted ballots may not be turned in at their local polling place on Election Day.
July 16 is the last day to register for the primary election or to change your political party affiliation for the August 14 Primary Election.
Florida is a closed primary state therefore in the primary, voters may only vote for candidates in their party. All registered voters can vote on issues and non-partisan candidates (School Board, Judicial Appointments, Referenda).
For more information, contact your county's Supervisor of Elections Office. A list can be found at election.dos.state.fl.us/soe/supervisor_elections.shtml .
(3) Florida Stand Your Ground task force meeting
The Florida Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection holds its second meeting to get public comment on the "Stand Your Ground" law on Tuesday.
The task force meeting is taking place at the DeSoto Middle School Cafeteria in Arcadia. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. with public comment from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Public comments will be made on a on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals wishing to address the 19-member task force will be required to register in the lobby between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each person will be allowed three minutes to speak.
The Florida Channel will be streaming the meeting live on thefloridachannel.org .
(4) CrossFit9 grand opening celebration
The City of St. Petersburg is celebrating the grand opening relocation and expansion of CrossFit9 on Tuesday.
The gym originally opened in September 2008 but quickly outgrew its Martin Luther King, Jr. Street location. CrossFit9 relocated to the up-and-coming Warehouse Arts District at 2727 Sixth Avenue South in February.
"I am always excited to work with entrepreneurs to bring their dreams to reality and help their business grow", stated Mayor Bill Foster. "We congratulate Steven on CrossFit9 expansion and look forward to increased growth."
City officials will join with community leaders for today's celebration which begins at 10:30 a.m. Owner Steven Ashton is offering an opening day special for a free foundation class (a $150 value).
(5) 2012 MLB All-Star Game
Baseball's Mid-summer Classic will be played Tuesday night in Kansas City.
Left-handed starting pitcher David Price and right-handed relief pitcher Fernando Rodney are representing the Tampa Bay Rays at the 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
This will be the first All-Star Game played in Kansas City since 1973.
The starting pitchers are Detroit's Justin Verlander for the American League and San Francisco's Matt Cain for the National League.
The game will be televised nationally on FOX beginning at 8:00 p.m.
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