Sunday, November 18, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 11

Patriot Day Ceremony: First responders and military members will lead the tribute to sacrifices made as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In addition to keynote speakers from U.S. Central Command and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the ceremony will include a procession of a piece of steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center. Bleacher seating is available or you may bring a lawn chair. 9:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park (Tampa), 3602 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free. (813) 744-5502.

9/11 Memorial: A video presentation precedes the program at 6:30 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m. will be the presentation of colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and posting of colors. The guest speaker is author Joyce Ng, who was in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, and was temporarily trapped inside the World Trade Center. 6:30 p.m., Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560.

Crossdresser For Christ ó The Musical: Starring Ginger Minj from Season 7 of RuPaulís Drag Race, itís an evening of comedy as Ginger takes sinners and saints on a wild ride through the adventures of her life. 8 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $27.83. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry.. 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326; GulfportMA.com.

Authors Mary Kubica and Lisa Unger: Mary Kubica, the bestselling author of four novels (The Good Girl, Every Last Lie) will have a conversation with Lisa Unger, the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of 16 novels. Kubicaís new book, When the Lights Go Out, has been recently released and Ungerís Under My Skin comes out Oct. 2. 6 p.m., Inkwood Books, 1809 N Tampa St., Tampa. Purchase books for signing. (813) 253-2638.

EmpowerED Luncheon: EmpowerED (formerly Teaching Tools) luncheon benefits Hillsborough Education Foundation; 11:15 a.m. registration; 11:45 p.m. program. 11:15 a.m., Tampa Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. $50. (813) 250-3725; educationfoundation.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Indians: Itís $2 Tuesday with kids ages 14 and younger getting in for $2 with the purchase of a full priced adult ticket. Also, hot dogs are $2. 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297; tampabay.rays.mlb.com.

TO WATCH

The Great American Read, 8 p.m., PBS: A testament to the power of books ó and also a fierce competition ó the series resumes with host Meredith Vieira, who ushers viewers through the nationís 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public.

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