Bradenton's 5 Things to Know Today: June 6
The Bradenton Police Department is recruiting explorers, Bradenton residents can get discounted tickets to Saturday's Rays game and Habitat for Humanity will be collecting donations at Publix on Saturday.
1. The Bradenton Police Department's Explorer Post program chartered by the Boy Scouts of America, is accepting applications. The Explorer Post is a blend of scout troop, ROTC, and police academy. It emphasizes career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education and leadership experience. Explorers participate in community service events, assist in decision-making for expenditures, raise funds, elect officers, attend training, and compete against other posts in law enforcement scenarios. Members must be ages 14 to 20 and have successfully completed the 8th grade. They must maintain a minimum of a C average in school with no failing grades and be of good moral and ethical standing. The post meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the Bradenton Police Department District II substation at 1404 14th St. W. For more information or to make arrangements to observe a meeting and meet the Explorers, please contact Sgt. L.J. Millard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (941) 741-3041.
2. You have until Thursday to get discounted tickets for the 6th Annual Bradenton Community Night with the Rays. Tickets are on sale at Bradenton City Hall, 101 Old Main St. The game is 7:15 p.m. June 16 against the Miami Marlins. Party Deck tickets are $10 and Lower Left Field tickets are $18. The City has 150 tickets in each section. Cash or checks made out to City of Bradenton will be accepted. For tickets contact Tim McCann at email@example.com or 932-9497.
3. There will be a fireworks display after Saturday’s baseball game at McKechnie Field featuring the Bradenton Marauders and the Jupiter Hammerheads. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets at the McKechnie Field box office, 1611 9th St. W.
4. Publix Supermarket, 4651 Cortez Road West, is partnering with Manatee County Habitat for Humanity for donations to help build homes for families in need. The Habitat ReStore Truck will be parked in the Publix store parking lot for the next two Saturdays between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive donations of household items, furniture, home improvement items and clothing to be sold in the Habitat ReStores. Donors will receive a gift card to Manatee Habitat ReStores, 1227 Hardin Avenue, Tallevast and 4105 Cortez Road West. Proceeds help support Manatee Habitat's mission to provide affordable and sustainable homes. For more information about the ReStore call 355-7082.
5. The Bradenton Police Department is warning citizens of a possible utility scam reported by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The multi-state scam targets utility customers by promising a federal refund on utility bills and asking for social security and bank account numbers in order to get the credits..