TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, September 5.
(1) President Obama campaign event tickets
Tickets for President Obama's campaign event in St. Petersburg will be distributed on Wednesday.
Mr. Obama will be stopping at St. Petersburg College's Seminole Campus at Natural Habitat Park Field. Doors for the event will open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required to attend the event. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations starting at 5:00 p.m.:
(2) Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin two days of public meetings in Tampa on Wednesday.
The meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day. They are being held at the Doubletree Hotel at 4500 West Cypress Street.
Among the topic FWC officials will discuss today are the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program; gopher tortoise, panther and falconry issues; the anchoring and mooring program; marine life and saltwater fisheries; and modifications to management of Atlantic sea bass and reef fish.
For morning information about the Commission meeting, go to MyFWC.com/Commission .
(3) Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's Food Truck Fiesta returns to Lykes Gaslight Square Park in downtown Tampa on Wednesday.
People will be able to choose meals from ten different food trucks from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
"Every month we've been able to add new food trucks and satisfy every taste imaginable," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "The fact that we've been able to do that is a testament to how vibrant food trucks are in our community and how people want to come into downtown."
This month features three new food trucks: Udderly Twisted Ice Cream, Pictureman Catering and Graffeaties.
The seven returning trucks are: Tasty Stacy, The Dude & His Truck, Cuppin Cake, Michelle Faedo, O'macalicious, 3 Suns Organic and Killer Samich.
The Food Truck Fiesta is held the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, visit www.tampagov.net/foodtruck .
(4) Yankees vs. Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays wrap up their three-game series against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.
The Rays beat the Yankees in the first two games of the series to close within 1 1/2 games of New York in the American League East standings.
The first 10,000 fans to tonight's game will receive a free Carlos Peña Home Run figurine. Gates open at 5:40 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (888) FAN-RAYS or visit raysbaseball.com .
(5) Lakeland vs. Dunedin
The Dunedin Blue Jays will give away an iPad to a paying fan to Wednesday's night Florida State League playoff game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers.
Lakeland won game 1 of the best-of-three first round series on Tuesday.
Tickets to tonight's are only $6. All kids twelve and under can get in free to the game with a paying adult.
The club also wants all attendees to make sure they hold onto their tickets after the game. If the Blue Jays win you will receive a free movie ticket at the Cobb Theatre in Countryside Mall.
The first 300 fans in attendance will also receive a free team photo.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call (727) 733-9302 or visit www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t424 .
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