TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, November 20.
(1) Seminole Heights Branch Library demolition
Contractors will begin the demolition of the Seminole Heights Branch Library on Tuesday. Crews will use a large excavator to being the job of tearing down the building.
The heavily-used neighborhood library closed on October 31 so a replacement library can be built in the same location.
When construction is completed, the new two story 22,000-square-foot library will include a computer lab, children's department, more public internet computers, a teen room, small meeting and study rooms, a large community room and additional parking spots.
The demolition is set to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Patrons who used the library are encouraged to use the North Tampa Library, C. Blythe Andrews Library, Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Library or the John F. Germany Library until the new Seminole Heights Library opens.
For more information on locations and hours of these libraries, call (813) 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org .
(2) Free Dentistry Day
Creekwood Dental in Bradenton is offering free dental services on Tuesday for those without dental insurance.
As part of Free Dentistry Day, the first 100 patients who sign up will be provided with free cleaning, fillings and extractions beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Creekwood Dental is located at 5210 Creekwood Boulevard in Bradenton. For more information or to set up an appointment, call (941) 755-1488 or visit www.freedenistryday.org .
Dental Designs of Florida at 16680 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa will offer free dental services at their Free Dentistry Day on December 8.
(3) Turkey Time with the O-Line
Members of the Buccaneers offensive line will provide Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of less fortunate families on Tuesday at their 6th annual Turkey Time with the O-Line.
Tackle Demar Dotson, guard Davin Joseph, guard/center Ted Larsen, tackle Donald Penn, tackle Jeremy Trueblood and guard/center Jeremy Zuttah have teamed up with Publix Supermarkets, Lance-Snyder's, and United Way Suncoast to give 700 families full Thanksgiving meals today at One Buccaneer Place.
The families have been pre-selected by local non-profit organizations. The meals include a turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables and pie.
Buccaneers cheerleaders and Captain Fear will also attend the event which begins at 5:30 p.m.
To learn more about how the Buccaneers give back to members of the Tampa Bay community, visit www.buccaneers.com/community .
(4) Original Asia in concert
The original members of Asia will perform in concert at the Capitol Theater in Clearwater on Tuesday.
The band is scheduled to perform their debut album, Asia, originally released in 1982, in it's entirety during tonight's show.
Asia formed in the United Kingdom in 1981 as a supergroup made up of members from different progressive rock bands. The band is made up of John Wetton (bass, vocals), Steve Howe (guitar), Geoff Downes (keyboards), and Carl Palmer (drums).
They broke up in 1986 before reforming without Steve Howe in 1989. After multiple lineup changes, the original foursome returned in 2006 to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary.
Asia released their 13th album, XXX, earlier this year.
Tonight's concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (727) 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com .
To learn more about Asia, visit the band's official website at www.originalasia.com .
(5) Elf - The Musical
Elf - The Musical, based upon the 2003 Will Ferrell movie, opens at the Straz Center on Tuesday night.
Elf tells the story of Buddy, an orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa Claus' bag of Christmas gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware he is not an elf and actually human, Buddy's size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth of his existence.
Getting permission from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York City to discover his true identity and in the process he finds his birth father and helps the city remember the true meaning of Christmas.
The New York Times' Charles Isherwood calls Elf "a splashy, peppy sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment." Variety's Steven Suskin says " Elf is happy enough for families."
Show times are: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 6:30 p.m., with matinee shows at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be no Thursday evening performance on Thanksgiving.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (813) 229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org .