5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, November 20

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, November 20.

(1) Rick Kriseman transition team meeting

St. Petersburg Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman will host his first meeting with his transition team on Wednesday night.

The 44-member transition team is made up of city officials, religious and business leaders, neighborhood activists, and members of the arts community.

The team will be broken up into groups to look at the various issues that are currently facing St. Petersburg. They will then make recommendations to Kriseman who will officially take office in January.

Tonight's meeting is open to the public. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St. Petersburg College at 244 Second Avenue North in downtown St. Petersburg.

(2) PODS Enterprises new headquarters

Clearwater-based PODS Enterprises will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday for its new corporate headquarters.

PODS is moving the majority of its operations to the Feather Sound Corporate Center. The company says the move will allow it to expand and hire up to 40 full-time positions over the next three years.

The company, which began in 1998 in Florida, has rapidly grown to overseas markets, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m.

(3) National Career Fairs Job Fair

National Career Fairs will hold a free job fair in Tampa on Wednesday.

The fair will allow job seekers to meet face-to-face with top employers.

Among the companies sending representatives are Aaron's, Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Company and Argosy University.

For a complete list of participating employers or to pre-register for the fair, visit www.nationalcareerfairs.com/Tampa/ .

The job fair is taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at 4500 West Cypress Street in Tampa.

(4) Ybor City tree lighting ceremony

Historic Ybor City is hosting its third annual Rockefeller Center-style tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday night.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Santa Claus will light up the 34-foot-tall tree in Centro Ybor at 6:15 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa by the tree while enjoying complimentary hot chocolate. There will be carolers singing holiday songs.

After the tree lighting ceremony, the family-friendly holiday celebration will continue at The RITZ Ybor until 9:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

For more information for all holiday events in Ybor City, visit snowon7th.com .

(5) The Eagles in concert

Classic rock band The Eagles bring their History of the Eagles tour to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Wednesday night.

The group, made up of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, will perform classics spanning their entire career as well as songs featured in the band's acclaimed documentary, History of the Eagles.

The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and won six Grammy Awards since forming in 1971. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 album is the best-selling album of all time. The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Tonight's concert begins at 8:00 p.m. For more information, call (800) 745-3000 or visit tampabaytimesforum.com .

To learn more about The Eagles, visit the band's official website at www.eaglesband.com .

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