5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, June 30, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, June 30, 2014.

(1) Lois Avenue exit ramp closure

The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to close the northbound I-275 exit ramp to Lois Avenue on Monday night weather permitting.

The closure, which is scheduled for 8:00 p.m., is needed to prepare for a major shift of northbound I-275 lanes on or near July 13.

Motorists are advised to use Exit 39A to Kennedy Boulevard to access areas west of Dale Mabry Highway, or use the Dale Mabry (Exit 41A) or Armenia Avenue (Exit 42) exits for areas east of Dale Mabry Highway.

Near the end of the 12-day period there will also be a two-day closure of the northbound I-275 exit ramp to Dale Mabry Highway and an overnight closure of the West Shore Boulevard entrance ramp onto northbound I-275.

Dates for the additional closures will be determined by construction progress.

(2) Lakeland Fire Department fundraiser

The Lakeland Fire Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Il Forno's Restaurant on Monday evening.

The fundraiser is to help raise money to install a commemorative firefighter sculpture and reflection area in front of Fire Station 1, and off of the Lake Mirror Promenade.

For $10, the department's firefighters will serve patrons a spaghetti and meatball dinner, with sides and a drink.

The fundraiser is occurring from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Il Forno's is located at 3615 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland.

(3) Colombian Navy flagship free tours

The Colombian Navy will offer free tours of its flagship vessel in Tampa beginning on Monday.

The ARC Gloria will be docked at the Tampa Convention Center Riverwalk through Thursday, July 3.

The ship was first used in 1966 when the Colombian government authorized its National Navy to acquire a three-mastered barque as a training ship of the Colombian Navy.

Self-guided tours of the Gloria will be available daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(4) Katy Perry in concert

Katy Perry brings her Prismatic World Tour to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Monday night.

Perry has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards and is the only female artist to have 5 #1 singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (California Gurls, Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T. and Last Friday Night).

Her second album, Teenage Dream, debuted at #1 in 8 countries and her third album, Prism, released last October, has already sold more than three million copies worldwide.

Katy Perry will be able to get closer to her fans than ever before at tonight's concert thanks to a one-of-a-kind set designed specifically for the Prismatic World Tour.
 
The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.tampatimesoforum.com .

Ticket prices originally started at $26.25, however the concert is now sold out at ticketmaster.com. If you are interested in attending, you may want to check ticket reselling websites.

To learn more about Katy Perry, visit her official website at www.KatyPerry.com .

(5) Mashable Social Media Day 2014

Technology and social media blog Mashable is hosting its 5th annual Social Media Day on Monday.

Each year, thousands of people organize hundreds of "meetups" in recognition of this event across the world.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is recognizing Monday, June 30, as "Social Media Day Tampa" with an official proclamation from his office.

Golfer's Grail Indoor Golf & Tap will host a Social Media Day Meetup from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday.

The event will include virtual golf contests and demos on the high tech simulators allowing participants to practice their game with incredible accuracy, play mini golf or challenge any one of the 65 different courses from around the world.

There will also be raffles, giveaways and craft beer tastings. The event is free and open to the public.

Golfer's Grail is encouraging those who cannot attend to participate online by using the official hashtag for this event, #SMDayTampa or the hashtag #SMDay which will be used worldwide.

ABC Action News will be participating in Social Media Day. If you are attending any Social Media Day event, you can upload your photos to share@wfts.com or at share.abcactionews.com .

Golfer's Grail Indoor Golf & Tap is located at 10019 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.

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