5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

(1) Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park planning session

The City of Tampa will host a second community planning session on Tuesday for the redesign of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

At the meeting, nearby homeowners and the community will have the opportunity to review and comment on preliminary conceptual ideas for the park. The ideas are based on initial feedback gathered during the first public meeting.

During the course of the design phase, the city will hold four public meetings to make sure everyone who wants to have a say in the future of the park can do so.

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park was identified as a space needing to be reshaped into a program-driven park with both active and passive uses. The design team will also look out how to improve access to the park from both North Boulevard and Laurel Street.

Comments may also be left on an online forum set up at www.youinvisiontampa.com .

Tonight's meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Blake High School cafeteria at 1701 North Boulevard. The meeting is free and open to the public.

(2) Pasco feather banner ban discussion

The Pasco County Commission is scheduled to discuss banning feather banner signs at their meeting on Tuesday.

Feather banners are the thin, fluttering roadside signs businesses use to announce sales and special events.

Commissioners are also scheduled to discuss implementing other restrictions on other temporary signs. Currently they can be displayed four times a year for up to 35 days each.

The re-zoning portion of the commission meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Historic Pasco County Courthouse in Dade City.

(3) Rays Broadcast Auction

The Tampa Bay Rays will host their annual Rays Broadcast Auction during Tuesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The auction gives Rays fans a chance to big on extraordinary baseball experiences to raise money for the Rays Baseball Foundation and Tampa General Hospital Foundation. Past auctions have raised nearly $700,000 since 2008.

Updates on current bids will be made in-stadium on RaysVision, on the Sun Sports television broadcast, and on radio on WDAE 620 AM and Genesis 680 AM.

Among the items up for bid:

  • Hitting lessons with Wil Myers
  • Pitching lessons with Grant Balfour
  • Rays Executive for a Day
  • All-Star Package
  • Party at the Trop
  • Maddon's Summer Social

The auction will run from the first inning through the middle of the ninth inning. Bids can be placed at raysbaseball.com/broadcastauction . The game begins at 7:10 p.m.

(4) Move Live On Tour 2014

Dancing with the Stars pros Julianne and Derek Hough are bringing their own all-new dance production Move Live On Tour 2014 to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Tuesday.

The tour features a complete stage production with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dances supporting the Hough siblings.

"No matter where we go in the world, the question we hear most from people is 'when are you going to do something together?'" said the Houghs. "We feel that everything we've done up to this point has led us to creating this show and we can't wait to share it with our fans."

There will be solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop.

There are two performances, at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $35. To buy tickets, call (727) 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com .

For more information about Move Live On Tour, visit www.moveliveontour.com .

(5) Return to the Forbidden Planet

Jobsite Theater at the Straz Center puts on their new production, Return to the Forbidden Planet, starting on Tuesday.

The intergalactic musical is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and the beloved 1956 sci-fi film classic.

It features nearly two dozen 1950s rock 'n roll jukebox favorites including A Teenager in Love, Only the Lonely, Mr. Spaceman, Wipe Out, Monster Mash, Great Balls of Fire, Robot Man and Good Vibrations.

The audience will experience the fun, space hijinks of a roller skating robot with Captain Tempest and his crew as they encounter the evil, singing Dr. Prospero.

Beside tonight's show, you can catch Return to the Forbidden Planet Thursdays through Sundays now through July 6. Tickets start at $29.50. For more information, call (813) 229-7827 or visit strazcenter.org .

Print this article Back to Top

Comments