5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, March 3, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, March 3, 2014.

(1) TIA main runway closure

Tampa International Airport will close its main runway on Monday for scheduled maintenance.

Runway 1L/19R, located on the west side of the airport, will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through Sunday for repainting.

The project is a follow-up to the concrete slab and join replacement project that began last fall.

During the closure, all air traffic will be shifted to the east parallel runway. Homeowners living to the south and northeast of the airport may experience an increase in aircraft fly-overs and noise until the painting is completed.

(2) National Consumer Protection Week

The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate National Consumer Protection Week this week.

This year's theme is "In a Sweepstakes, If You Pay to Play - You Lose." It highlights the importance of using good consumer sense throughout your life. The Postal Service is offering free resources to help people protect their money, learn to recognize and how to steer clear of fraudulent scams.

"The Tampa Main Post Office is proud to work with a broad coalition of groups to share tips and information to protect consumers against fraud," said Customer Relations Coordinator Maddie Ahrens.

Postal Inspectors will be available this week at the Tampa Main Post Office near Tampa International Airport to speak with customers one-on-one about fraud prevention. You can get any questions you have answered from 12:00 to 2:00 Monday through Saturday.

For more information about National Consumer Protection Week, visit www.deliveringtrust.com or www.consumer.gov/ncpw .

(3) Polk County voter registration deadline

The Polk County Supervisor of Elections Office wants to remind county residents Monday is the deadline to register to vote for those people who wish to vote in the April 1st Municipal Elections.

Elections are taking place on April 1st in Bartow, Davenport, Haines City, Lake Hamilton and Polk City.

Voter registration forms may be completed online at polkelections.com . Paper copies are also available at City Halls, libraries and Chambers of Commerce.

Registered voters are reminded to contact the Elections Office with any voter information changes prior to Election Day.

For more information visit polkelections.com or call the Supervisor of Elections office at (863) 534-5888.

(4) Josh Turner in concert

Country music singer Josh Turner will perform a concert at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on Monday night.

The 36-year-old South Carolina native was signed by MCA Nashville Records in 2003. His first album contained the hit title track Long Black Train.

Turner has had four singles reach number one on the Billboard Hot Country Chart: 2005's Your Man, 2006's Would You Go with Me, 2009's Why Don't We Just Dance, and 2010's All Over Me.

His most recent album, 2012's Punching Bag, contained Time Is Love, which peaked at number two on the charts.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $20 and $25 (admission to the Strawberry Festival is not included). A limited number of free seats are available in the Eye Express Free Grandstands on a first come, first seated basis.

For more information, call (813) 752-9194 or visit www.flstrawberryfestival.com .

To learn more about Josh Turner, visit www.joshturner.com .

(5) 2014 Oscar Animated Shorts

The Tampa Theatre will have one final screening of the 2014 Oscar Animated Shorts on Monday night.

The Animated Shorts program includes the five nominated films, including the Academy Award winning short Mr. Hublot.

The 106-minute long program is appropriate for children ages 6 and up.

Tuesday the Tampa Theatre hosts one final screening of the 2014 Oscar Live Action Shorts. Among the films show is the Academy Award winning short Helium.

The 113-minute long screening is appropriate for adults 18 and older.

Tickets are $10 per person for either program.

For more information, call (813) 274-8286 or visit www.tampatheatre.org .

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