🌱 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns + #SaveRoe Rallies Spread

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Get on up, Tampa! Let’s get you started this Wednesday with everything you need to know going on in Tampa today.

First, today’s weather:

Humid; an afternoon t-storm. High: 87 Low: 73.

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1. #SaveRoe rallies were planned Tuesday in Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Lakeland following reports of a leaked U.S. Supreme Court majority draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade. According to the Guttmacher Institute, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, Florida is likely to ban abortions. (Tampa Patch)

2. Hillsborough County deputies say a person with multiple warrants could be barricaded inside a Tampa home on Tuesday, prompting a SWAT team to respond and an evacuation of surrounding homes. The situation took place in the 20000 block of Still Wind Drive, inside a neighborhood near the Hillsborough River State Park. (Fox 13 Tampa)

3. Friday, May 6 is the deadline for St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant Program. Applicants can request up to $1,000 in project funding. This year, SPAA is also offering an additional $1,650 John Collins Arts Endowment Grant to one of the lucky applicants. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

4. The Up Up and Away Florida Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival is taking place from Friday, May 6th to Sunday, May 8th, 2022 in Lakeland, Florida. The aerial event brings the spectacle of evening twilight hot air balloon glows plus early morning and late afternoon mass ascensions along with live music. (Tampa Bay Newswire)

5. The Stamp Out Hunger® food drive returns this spring on Saturday, May 14, 2022, and for the fifth year in a row Metropolitan Ministries will work together with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) as the official 2022 Florida benefiting nonprofit for Hillsborough County. The public is encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods and help support their neighbors. (Tampa Patch)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Brunch With The Brightest Networking Event at Industrious Tampa Downtown. (10:00 AM)
  • XOXO Carnival 2022 at Armature Works. (12:00 PM)
  • May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars Origami at Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (3:15 PM)
  • Summer Night Exchange at Westshore Marina District. (6:00 PM)
  • Lightning Playoff Game 2 Watch Party at Sparkman Wharf. (6:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is welcoming Foundation Vitamins and Sports Supplements to the chamber. They offer vitamins, sports supplements, smoothies, and more. (Twitter)
  • In April, City of Tampa’s Emergency Response Center teams were already gearing up to be ready for hurricane season. The city asks all citizens to get prepared for the upcoming season. (Twitter)
  • In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, some of Tampa Bay’s favorite landmarks and top attractions are lit up in red to recognize the future of travel and resiliency of the travel industry. (Twitter)
  • Take the Tampa Streetcar during the Tampa Bay Lightning playoff run. Streetcar service is extended until MIDNIGHT for weeknight home playoff games. (Twitter)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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