5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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

(1) Graduate Medical Education Center ribbon cutting

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Graduate Medical Education Center on Wednesday.

HCA West Florida hospitals is launching residency programs it Bayonet Point and Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville in an effort to address the state's shortage of graduate medical education programs.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) is the second phase of medical training following four years of medical school.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5:00 p.m.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is a 290-bed hospital located at 14108 Glacial Drive in Hudson. It is a Level II Trauma Center and home of a national acclaimed Heart Institute. For more information, visit www.rmchealth.com.

(2) 9th annual Rays on the Runway

Tampa Bay Rays players, their wives and girlfriends, some special "dream children" will walk the catwalk on Wednesday night to raise money for seriously ill kids.

The 9th annual Rays on the Runway fashion event at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg raises money for the Children's Dream Fund.

The event begins with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a meet-and-greet with the players at 6:30 p.m. The fashion show follows with fashions by Tommy Bahama and Penelope T Boutique.

Tickets are $125 for individuals and can be purchased by calling (727) 896-6390 or at www.childrensdreamfund.org .

Since its inception, Rays on the Runway has raised over $275,000 for the Children's Dream Fund.

(3) Pasco Safety Town donation

The Concourse Council will help to continue to make Pasco County a safer place for children on Wednesday.

Jim Wilcox of the Concourse Council will present a $5,000 check to Pasco Safety Town at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Safety Town is a realistic, child-sized town that is designed to give kids hands-on safety education. It is built on land owned by the Concourse Council.

For more information about Pasco Safety Town, visit pascosheriff.us/1296-2/ .

(4) Gandy Beach cleanup

Pinellas County deputies will help to clean up Gandy Beach in St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

Deputies will be joined by Val-Pak volunteers and residents of Pinellas Safe Harbor to beautify the beach.

The clean-up project will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It will occur along Gandy Beach on the North and South side west of the towers.

FDOT, Keep Pinellas Beautiful and 1-800-GOT-JUNK are providing the supplies needed to help clean up and haul all the debris collected by the volunteers.

(5) CCB Outpost

MacDinton's Irish Pub & Restaurant in South Tampa will officially open its CCB Outpost on Wednesday.

The Pub is partnering with Cigar City Brewing (CCB) for the Outpost which will be located MacDinton's courtyard. There will be Cigar City-themed murals and barrels, and a system serving Cigar City beers.

MacDinton's would like to open similar Outposts at its St. Petersburg location and its three Yard of Ale pubs.

The official opening is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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