5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

(1) Buccaneers unveil new menu items

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will unveil the new menus items for the 2014 NFL season on Wednesday morning.

The Bucs and Aramark, the team's food and beverage partner, have revamped the 14 main concourse concessions locations.

The locations feature all-new food preparation equipment and a fresh new look. The each have been re-branded in a Tampa-area theme with new menus reflecting the Bay Area's multi-cultural culinary scene.

Members of the media will get to see the new menus during a private tasting today.

The public will get their first chance to enjoy the new food options during the first home pre-season game on Saturday, August 16 when the Bucs host the Miami Dolphins.

(2) Alma grand opening at John's Pass Village

Alma will hold a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday for its new location in John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach.

Alma, formerly called Café Alma, had been in downtown St. Petersburg for the past twelve years.

The popular restaurant had planned to use the Madeira Beach spot as a second location, until the owners lost their lease in St. Petersburg.

At 5,000-square-feet, the location in John's Pass Village is bigger than their former building.

The ribbon cutting event is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by champagne and hors d'oeuvres. For more information, visit cafealma.com .

(3) Pasco County debates

The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce is hosting three debates for county political races on Wednesday night.

The debates involve candidates running for County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 4 and School Board District 5.

"We feel it is our responsibility to help keep the public informed and educated on upcoming elections," said Chip Wichmanowski, President, West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.

The debates are being held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the West Campus Auditorium of Pasco Hernando State College. The College is located at 10230 Ridge Road in New Port Richey.

For more information, call (727) 842-7651 or visit www.westpasco.com .

(4) Murals walking tours begins

The Florida Craftsmen arts organization begins offering walking tours on Wednesday of the murals in St. Petersburg's Central Arts District.

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will cut the ribbon for the first walking tour today.

A top local artist will lead the tour and tell the stories behind the creation of more than 20 murals. Regular tours will occur on Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., except for the second Saturday of the month when tours will be offered from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

The tour costs $19 for adults and $11 for kids ages 6 to 18. It is free for kids 5 and under. For more information, visit www.esifloridafoodtours.com .

(5) School supplies drive final day

Wednesday is the final day for the 2014 ABC Action News Back to School supplies drive.

You can help students less fortunate by donating basic items like pencils, pens and backpacks at the 7 Tampa Bay Area Hudson's Furniture stores.

Hudson's will match every donation made, making your donation go even further.

You can find the nearest Hudson's Furniture store near you by visiting www.abcactionnews.com/backtoschool .

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