5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, March 14, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, March 14, 2014.

(1) AAA Tow to Go

AAA and Bud Light are teaming up to keep motorists safe for the St. Patrick's Day weekend with the Tow to Go program.

Beginning on Friday and continuing through March 18, AAA will offer a free local tow ride home for drivers who have had too much to drink and have no other safe way of getting home.

"Adults should plan ahead to ensure they've arranged a safe ride home, which is why we're offering Tow to Go this weekend," said Kathy Casso, a vice president for Anheuser-Busch.

The Tow to Go service is free and available to both AAA members and non-members. The AAA tow truck will take the vehicle and driver home within a 10-mile radius from the pick-up location.

To receive the Tow to Go service, you can call (855) 286-9246.

(2) 29th annual Spring Home Show

The 29th annual Spring Home Show opens on Friday at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

The event will feature more than 900 exhibits of the latest products and services for your home. There will be items for you kitchen, bathroom, pool, patio, yard or bedroom.

Attendees worried about sinkholes can speak to pros and attend demonstrations about the best way to mitigate sinkholes.

Special features include an art show and sale, a spring fling Adopt-A-Pet with local rescue groups, and the debut of the fully-electric 2014 ELR Cadillac coupe.

ABC Action News is offering guests free admission to the Home Show on Friday.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission on the weekend is $8 for adults and $7 for seniors 55+. Children under free are admitted free.

For more information, visit www.bighomeshow.com .

(3) 6th annual Hyde Park Chalk Walk

The 6th annual Hyde Park Chalk Walk art festival begins on Friday.

More than 40 chalk and plein air artists will begin covering the village's sidewalks with original works of art. The artists are competing to win $3,000 in cash prizes.

The family-friendly three-day festival will include children's activities, live entertainment, food trucks, an open-air market and for the first time, a strolling art gallery featuring original artwork by participating Chalk Walk artists.

The Chalk Walk event kicks off today at 4:00 p.m. The event is free to attend all weekend long.

For more information, visit www.hydeparkvillage.com .

(4) Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series

The monthly Eat at Joe's lunch time concert series will celebrate Indian Cinema on Friday.

Organizers of next month's International Indian Film Festival (IIFA) are bringing award-winning Bollywood actress Vidya Balan to the event today.

Balan, last year's popular IIFA winner, will meet with fans starting around 12:20 p.m.

The lunchtime concert series will also serve up authentic Indian fare and live entertainment.  Attendees can choose from a variety of food vendors or bring their own lunch to Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa.

The Eat at Joe's event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/EatatJoes .

(5) Free pie at PIE for Pi Day

Friday is Pi Day, the day of the year that matches the number pi in its shortest version: 3.14.
Mathematicians know 3.14 are the first three numbers in pi - the ratio of the circumference of a circle.
This is the 25th year Pi Day is being celebrated. It began at the San Francisco Exploratorium in 1989. Since then, the Pi Day celebration has gone worldwide.

The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, which goes by the PIE airport code, will serve up free strawberry and key lime pie in the terminal and curbside today from 1:00 to 3:14 p.m.
For more 3.14159265359 fun, take the Pi Day Challenge at www.pidaychallenge.com .

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