5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, April 22

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, April 22.

(1) Mayor Buckhorn discusses European trip

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Rick Homans will discuss their business development mission to Germany and Switzerland on Monday.

From April 12 to 19 Buckhorn, Homans and three other local leaders traveled to Nuremburg, Munich and Frankfurt, Germany, as well as Zurich, Switzerland. The idea behind the trip was to generate new foreign investment in Tampa and Hillsborough County.

The delegation met with manufacturing, life sciences and defense industry companies.

At 10:00 a.m. the group will discuss the trip and their hopes it will generate business for the Tampa Bay area.

(2) Tampa Bay Job & Career Fair

More than 50 companies with immediate employment needs will be participate in the Tampa Bay Job & Career Fair in St. Petersburg on Monday.

The companies have opening from entry level positions to managerial positions in trade, health care and professional environments.

Several of the area's top schools for continuing education, including universities and vocational/technical institutes, will also have representatives at the Fair.

Admission and parking are free. No pre-registration required.

The job fair is running from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Coliseum which is located at 535 4th Avenue North in St. Petersburg.

For more information, visit www.tampabayjobfair.com .

(3) Geneticist Carl Langefeld speaks at UT

Wake Forest School of Medicine statistical geneticist Carl Langefeld will hold a public lecture at the University of Tampa on Monday.

Langefeld's research focuses on the mapping of complex genetic traits in humans.

During his presentation titled "The Impact of Natural Selection on Human Disease: The Trypanolytic APOL1 Kidney Disease Story," Langefeld will talk about important genetic and genomic approaches used to identify genetic markers associated with disease.

He will describe approaches used to identify markers associated with renal diseases in African Americans and how these same markers are associated with resistance to a parasite that causes African sleeping sickness.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It begins at 4:30 p.m. and is being held in the Vaughn Center 9th Floor Board Room.

(4) Yankees vs. Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays look to extend their winning streak when they host the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on Monday night.

The Rays are offering a special Earth Day deal to raise money for Tampa Bay Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of marine and wetland environments.

Fans can purchase a discounted Earth Day seat in the Press Level Reserved for $35. You will then receive a special Tampa Bay Watch/Rays hat for free.

Proceeds of each Earth Day ticket will benefit the "Break A Bat, Plant A Ball" program. Tickets can be purchased through the Rays special events ticket page at www.raysbaseball.com/special_events .

Tonight's game begins at 7:10 p.m.

(5) Free milkshake for Earth Day

Fast-casual restaurant EVOS is offering a special deal for Earth Day on Monday.

All day you can receive one free EVOS organic milkshake. No purchase necessary.

"It's our way of saying thank you to our guests and the community for their support as we continue to be leaders in our long-standing commitment to the environment and sustainable business practices," said EVOS Co-Founder Michael Jeffers. "We're excited to offer such a flavorful and healthy treat on this special day."

There are three EVOs locations in the Tampa Bay area:

  • South Tampa: 609 S. Howard Avenue
  • Westshore: Westshore Plaza Mall
  • St. Petersburg: 2631 4th Street North

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