The public is invited to the Polk County Spelling Bee at 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 24 at the McKeel Auditorium, 1810 West Parker St., Lakeland. There is no cost to attend. Middle school students will compete to become Polk County’s spelling bee champion. Thirty-nine students from 23 middle schools have qualified for the finals. Information: (863) 519-8798.
Godspell. The Acting Studio of Lutz proudly presents their production of Godspell. Performed by a cast of young actors attempting to raise money for the St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Godspell was conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, and offers music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Due to the heavy snowfall on the east coast which has ground business as usual to a halt in the D.C. area, Tampa International Airport cancelled over 70 flights yesterday and more flights are expected to be cancelled today. Republican State Senator and candidate for Governor Paula Dockery is claiming that more then 50% of her colleagues are using (and in some cases misusing) credit cards issued by the Republican Party of Florida. And WUSF's Carson Cooper speaks with St. Petersburg Times food critic Laura Reiley about appropriate Valentine's Day locations.
Take a two-hour trip through time with the Historical Society of Sarasota County and historian Sue Blue who will guide you through downtown Sarasota as it used to be. Both visitors and locals will enjoy experiencing downtown in the days of John Ringling — before the high-rises and condos — and come away more connected to the rich history of our city.