5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, March 7, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, March 7, 2014.

(1) Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Largo

Walmart will hold a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Neighborhood Market in Largo on Friday.

The new store is located at 9020 Ulmerton Road. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,000 in grants from Walmart to Boys and Girls Club of the Sun Coast, Largo Middle School and Teen Tyne Productions.

The new store will employ up to 95 full- and part-time associates.

The store's manager is Shane Dellus. He began his Walmart career in 2003 as an overnight stocker.

“We invite everyone to come out and enjoy our grand-opening festivities, including vendor giveaways and promotions,” said Dellus.

A Big Family Welcome party will be held at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Saturday from noon to 3:00 p.m. Attendees can meet Dellus and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/walmart4141 .

(2) Just Between Friends Children's Consignment Event

The Just Between Friends (JBF) Children's Consignment Event will open at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Friday.

The three day event allows parents to buy gently-used clothes, shoes, toys, electronics, books, baby equipment, furniture and much fpre their children at prices 50 to 90 percent off retail.

JBF makes safety a priority. A JBF recall specialist, who is certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, tracks recalls to ensures consignment items for sale are safe.

Hours of the JBF Children's Consignment Event are Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Admission is $2 on Friday. There is no admission fee on Saturday or Sunday.

For more information, visit www.jbfsale.com .

(3) Tampa Bay Boat Show

The Tampa Bay Boat Show opens on Friday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

The three-day event offers attendees a great way to see and compare all available makes and models at one location.

Millions of dollars of inventory, accessories, and supplies will be on display. Area lenders will be on hand offering low show financing rates to get you on the water before the weekend is over.

The area's top fishing guides and local experts will offer great tips and secrets during the Florida Fishing School Seminar Series.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission and parking are both free. For more information, visit www.tampabayboatshows.com .

(4) Drinking water contest

Sarasota County water professionals will be competing in a regional drinking contest on Friday.

Around 40 local professional will participate in the Region X Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest. The contest hosted by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA).

Judges will determine which water suppliers have the best tasting water. The winner of Friday's competition will go on to compete at the state-level event.

The contest is being held at the Sarasota County Utilities T. Mabry Carlton Water Treatment Plant in Venice.

For more information about the FSAWWA, visit www.fsawwa.org .

(5) Dana Carvey in concert

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Dana Carvey will perform a standup comedy concert at the Tampa Theatre on Friday night.

Carvey became a regular on SNL in 1986. During his seven years on SNL, Carvey created a number of famous characters including The Church Lady, Hans from "Hanz and Franz", Grumpy Old Man, and Garth from "Wayne's World."

He also received praise for his comedic impersonations of George H.W. Bush, Johnny Carson, H. Ross Perot, Regis Philbin and Casey Kasem.

Tickets for tonight's comedy concert are $49 and $69. The show begins at 8:00 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TampaTheatre.org .

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