5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, April 8

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, April 8.

(1) Kathy Castor discusses Cuba trip

U.S. Representative Kathy Castor is scheduled to discuss her trip to Cuba on Monday.

Last week the Bay Area Congresswoman spent four days in Cuba on a fact-finding mission. She wanted to learn how to give Tampa Bay businesses an economic edge in dealings with the island nation.

During her trip, Castor met with officials with the Cuba Ministry of Tourism and National Association of Cuban Economists. She also visited a small family farm and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

Castor will talk about her trip at 11:30 a.m.

(2) USF concealed weapons protest

The University of South Florida Police Department wants the USF community to be aware of a gun protest that may begin on the university campus on Monday.

The planned protests involves people wearing empty holsters on top of their clothing in a demonstration of support for allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns on the USF campus.

Police are not certain how many people will take part in the protest. Officers say anyone on the USF campus this week may see people wearing empty holsters and might be handed flyers regarding the concealed weapons cause.

If you should see an actual firearm being carried by anyone other than a properly identified police officer, USF police ask you to call 911 immediately.

(3) USF Week 2013

The University of South Florida will hold the first of a series of events on Monday to rally Bull Pride as part of USF Week 2013.

The first event is the Kick-Off Pep Rally. The rally will start at noon at the USF Marshall Student Center Amphitheater.

On Tuesday, nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend will give a free lecture and mini-concert at 8:00 p.m. at the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. Legend will take about his commitment to education, which he believes is a vehicle to break cycles of poverty.

USF Week 2013 will conclude on Saturday with the USF Spring Football Game at Raymond James Stadium at 5:00 p.m.

For a complete list of USF Week 2013 events, visit involvement.usf.edu/usfweek/ .

(4) Complimentary salon services for prom

Remington College's Tampa Campus is offering complimentary salon services for Tampa Bay area high school students heading to proms beginning on Monday.

The Prom Night Makeover event is to help out those students who can not afford the cost of a trip to the salon.

Staff and students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program are offering complimentary services including haircuts, manicures, pedicures and makeup.

Students can receive the free makeover at The Salon at Remington through April 13 and from May 6 to May 18. The college's Tampa campus is located at 6302 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling (813) 316-4470.

For more information on the Cosmetology Program, visit remingtoncollege.edu .

(5) Dough opens in South Tampa

The owners of South Tampa restaurant Datz are opening their newest creation on Monday, Dough Bakery.

Roger and Suzanne Perry bought the former Kalupa's location and have turned the 30,000-square-foot space into what they are calling a "quirky and whimsical bakery."

The shop will sell such items as oversized doughnuts, upscale pastries and bacon lattes.

The first 50 customers today are receiving a free whoopie pie. One pie is filled with golden crème and the lucky customer who gets that pie will receive a $500 gift card usable at Dough or Datz.

An exclusive grand opening party will be held for Dough on April 21 to benefit the Children's Cancer Center.

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

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