4 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

(1) State of the City address

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will present his third State of the City address on Tuesday.

The event will be held at the Armature Works Building in the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood. The address begins at 10:30 a.m. It is free to attend and open to the public.

Following Mayor Buckhorn's address, the public is invited to tour the progress to renovate the Water Works Park, restore Ulele Spring and transform the Water Works Building.

Richard Gonzmart, owner of the Columbia Restaurant, is renovating the Water Works Building in Ulele, a restaurant and brewery that will fuse Native American and multicultural cuisines.

The restaurant and park, located a short walk from the Armature Works Building, are scheduled to open in the next few months.

You can watch Mayor Buckhorn's speech live on abcactionnews.com and the ABC Action News app starting at 10:30 a.m.

(2) Marijuana legalization discussion with John Morgan

The Tampa Bay Young Republicans will host a discuss on legalizing marijuana with attorney John Morgan on Tuesday night.

Morgan, along with United for Care, led the initiative to get referendum to legalize medical marijuana on Florida's November 2014 general election ballot.

Morgan is expected to discuss the issue of legalizing marijuana in the state, including its benefits and potential ramifications.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Friday Morning Musicale Theatre at 809 West Horatio Street in Tampa.

The presentation is free to all Florida Young Republicans members. Guests can attend the event for $10.

For more information, visit www.tbyr.com .


(3) Sand for Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

The City of Clearwater will begin preparation for the upcoming Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival on Tuesday.

One thousand tons of sand will be moved by heavy equipment on Clearwater Beach today.

On Wednesday, five fire trucks will soak the sand to prep it for sculpture creations. The sculptors will begin making their sand works of art on Thursday.

The 2nd Annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival will open to the public at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach from April 4 to 13.

The festival will include the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit, professional sand sculpting competition, sand sculpting clinics, speed sand demonstrations, and sand box play area for children.

Visit SugarSandFestival.com for more information.

(4) Jimmy Carter book on women releases

Former President Jimmy Carter's new book on women releases on Tuesday.

In A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power, President Carter writes about the system of discrimination women face in every nation on Earth.

He finds women are deprived of equal opportunities in wealthy countries. In others, women are "owned" by men, forced to suffer child marriage, servitude and genital cutting.

The book is published by Simon & Schuster and is available at book stores nationwide.

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