5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, May 29, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

(1) Alternative fuel school bus proposal

The Hillsborough County Public Schools have come under fire for its aging school bus fleet. Around 33 percent of the county's school buses have more than 200,000 miles on them.

The School Board knows something must be done.

"If there are some things we need to address, we need to pull it all together and prioritize and address those things,” Hillsborough County schools spokesman Steve Hegarty.

On Thursday morning, Hillsborough Green Bus Team will submit an unsolicited proposal to replace the district's oldest buses with new, clean, propane autogas buses.

Hillsborough Green Bus Team is a venture between Florida Transportation Systems, AmeriGas and SunTrust.

They would provide 350 buses, fueling stations, guaranteed fuel pricing and financing. Details of the proposal will be made public during a news conference at 10:00 a.m.

To learn more about Florida Transportation Systems, visit www.fts4buses.com .

(2) HCSO 2014 Law Enforcement Memorial Service

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is inviting the public to attend their Law Enforcement Memorial Dedication and Service on Thursday.

Sheriff David Gee along and other dignitaries will pay tribute to the men and women of the Sheriff's Office who have fallen in the line of duty.

They will also dedicate the new Law Enforcement Memorial.

The service will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Malcolm E. Beard Sheriff's Operations Center in Ybor City.

(3) Our Town Conversation: Nadine Smith

The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg hosts its monthly Our Town Conversation on Thursday night. The event gives the public a chance to speak with a guest engaged in significant issues and topics that affect the Tampa Bay community.

This month's guest is Nadine Smith, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Equality Florida. The organization is dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Smith will likely discuss efforts to make same-sex marriage legal in Florida.

The Our Town Conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend the event is free for Dali members and $5 for the general public.

For more information, visit thedali.org .

(4) Zac Brown Band concert

Country folk group the Zac Brown Band will perform the first of back-to-back concerts over two nights at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Thursday.

The Atlanta-based group formed in 2002. They won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2010 and received the Grammy Award for Best Country Album for Uncaged in 2013.

Two of their four studio albums have hit #1 of the Billboard Country Music chart: 2010's You Get What You Give and 2012's Uncaged.

Eight of their singles have also peaked at number one including Chicken Fried, Highway 20 Ride, Goodbye in Her Eyes, Colder Weather and As She's Walking Away.

Tonight's concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $42. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (813) 740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com .

To learn more about the Zac Brown Band, visit the group's official website at www.zacbrownband.com .

(5) Music & Movies in the Park: Men in Black

The free Music & Movies in the Park series in St. Petersburg features a 1990s classic science-fiction film on Thursday.

The weekly event features free film classics and music each Thursday evening in May and October in North Straub Park. The live music begins at 7:00 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk.

Tonight the music will be provided by Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes. The movie being shown is Men in Black, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

There will be vendors at the park selling food and drink. A limited number of chairs will be available to use.

While the event is free, donations are appreciated.

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