1. It's time for another . The 28th annual event begins with tonight's captain's meeting at the Bradenton Yacht Club, and then the anglers will be hitting the water all weekend. Drop by starting at 1 p.m. Sunday to check out the live weigh-ins on the big screen and enjoy great food and drink, a public auction, raffles, vendors and displays.
2. will be visited by Sue Sylvester (aka actress Jane Lynch) at today's 10 a.m. pep rally. The Glee star is in town for a to help the school's new rowing team.
3. Registration is now open for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Florida Tournament, to be held May 28 to June 3 at the y. Winners will advance to the U.S. Open National Playoffs and have a chance to play in the country's premier tennis event. Anyone 14 or older can attempt to qualify at the Bradenton tournament in singles or mixed doubles. Participants can be of any playing level, from aspiring novice to seasoned professional. Entry fees are $125 per individual for singles and $150 per team for doubles. Visit USOpen.org for registration and more info.
4. Volunteers are needed to help paint at the Manatee County Habitat for Humanity's new ReStore 2, 4105 Cortez Rd. W., from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday and Saturday. Sign up through Habitat's volunteer calendar and contact volunteer coordinator Joey Caltabellotta at 941-748-9100, ext. 104, if you have any questions.
5. Manatee Amateur Radio Club will be holding a two-week course that teaches everything you need to earn your technician (entry level) FCC amateur radio license. Classes begin 9 a.m. Saturday at Manatee County Emergency Operations Center. To join, e-mail Roger at email@example.com or Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org.