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What you need to know for Friday, April 30, 2021

Thanks for waking up with 10 Tampa Bay Brightside!

TAMPA, Fla. โ€” Rise and shine Tampa Bay! We made it to Friday. 

Welcome to Champa Bay ๐Ÿˆ

Hey Joe Tryon, make sure you pack sunscreen and flip-flops before you head down to the Tampa Bay area. 

The Buccaneers selected the Washington linebacker with the 32nd pick in round one of the 2021 NFL Draft Thursday night.

The 6-foot-5 inch, 262-pound Huskies sophomore announced Aug. 30, 2020, he would forego the rest of his college eligibility and enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

Coming off of their historic Super Bowl LV win, the Bucs entered this year's draft with two advantages in their back pocket: not having to draft out of need and returning all 22 starters.    

RELATED: Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Joe Tryon in the first round of the NFL Draft

Preparing students ๐Ÿ”จ

If you're trying to have a new home built, be prepared to pay a little more and wait a little longer.  

Not only are materials more expensive and harder to get, but finding the people with the skills to build that home is getting more difficult. The jobs are there, but there are fewer qualified people to fill them.

Here's how some local high schools, like Middleton High School in Hillsborough County, are working to change that.

RELATED: Tampa Bay area high school works to help students prepare for jobs in the skilled labor field

What's happening across the Tampa Bay area this weekend?

April showers bring May flowers; and Tampa Bay, it seems that our region is blooming. This weekend wraps up the Florida State Fair, there are quite a few Kentucky Derby celebrations, and yoga with the Rowdies will make this weekend full of fun.

So whether you are ready to ride the Ferris wheel or put on some Rays gear, hereโ€™s your weekend list of events for April 30 - May 2, 2021.

RELATED: What to do this weekend around Tampa Bay