TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, February 25.
(1) HUD $30 million dollar grant check
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will present the Tampa Housing Authority with a check for $30 million on Monday.
The 2012 Choice Neighborhood Grant is the largest monetary award HUD has ever issues to any Housing Authority within the United States.
The grant will help develop the Tempo building within the Encore site, transportation programs for youth and elderly, and community initiatives and services.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Representative Kathy Castor and Tampa Housing Authority executives are expected to speak at the check presentation.
The presentation will take place beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Encore site on Ray Charles Boulevard in Tampa.
(2) The Faith Café reopens
The Faith Café is scheduled to reopen in Tampa on Monday.
The café serves free lunches to homeless people six days a week. The new building at 1340 Clearview Avenue features a larger kitchen, better air-conditioning and appliances and more overall space.
Food will be served Mondays to Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
For more information, visit faithcafetampa.com .
(3) DigitalGlobe ribbon cutting ceremony
DigitalGlobe is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new DigitalGlobe Analytics office in the Bank of Tampa Building in Tampa on Monday. The company is a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions.
DigitalGlobe has increased its Florida staff by 50% in the past year to support its Bay Area operations. The company's Tampa office provides essential predictive analytics services to a number of major military commands and military contractors in the United States, Europe and Africa.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 3:30 p.m.
(4) Muse in concert
If you missed English rock band Muse when they played Tampa on Saturday night, you can still see them at the Amway Center in Orlando on Monday.
Muse is touring in support of their sixth studio album, The 2nd Law.
Since forming in 1994, Muse has sold approximately 15 million albums. Last year, the group's song Survival was adopted as the official song of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
The band is composed of school friends Matthew Bellamy (vocals, piano and guitar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals and keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums).
For more information about tonight's concert, call (800) 745-3000 or visit www.amwaycenter.com .
To learn more about Muse, visit the band's official website at muse.mu .
(5) Rays regular season tickets
Regular season single game Tampa Bay Tickets go on sale to the general public via all ticketing options at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.
Tickets will be available at the Rays Store at 400 North Tampa Street in Tampa; the Gate 1 Tropicana Field Box Office; all Ticketmaster outlets; by phone at (888) FAN-RAYS or online at www.raysbaseball.com .
The Tampa Bay Rays open the 2013 schedule with three games against the Baltimore Orioles followed by three games against the Cleveland Indians beginning on Tuesday, April 2.