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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Free and cheap family fun for the weekend



You know that as we approach the middle of October, the rest of the year is just a downhill slope to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's. But taking time out to have some fun with the family will get your mind off the stress ahead. Here are some ideas for your weekend.

First of all, if you are in the Halloween spirit, check out this super list of events happening this weekend. From ghost tours to haunted hay mom_pumpkinpatch.jpgrides and fun pumpkin patches, there is a lot to do and see to celebrate this holiday.

At Whoa, Momma!, we are all about free and we really love free movies. If you head over to Dunedin this weekend, expect to see a gem. The Wizard of Oz will be showing at Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. If you'd like a little scare in your free movie, then take in Beetlejuice at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach at 8 p.m. Friday. And at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, go to Al Lopez Park in Tampa and see How to Train Your Dragon on the big inflatable screen. The park is at 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa.

Don't leave your four-legged family members at home this weekend. You can take them for a stroll at 9 a.m. Saturday during the SPCA Tampa Bay 3K Pet Walk in St. Petersburg's Straub Park, Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE. After that, you can let them get wet at the the Soggy Doggie Splash Party 2010 at the Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. On Saturday, the splashing begins at 11 a.m. for small dogs and 1:30 p.m. for larger pooches.

mom_pigeon.jpgAt 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. Sunday, you can take in a little theater and enjoy the fun tale of Pigeon, Duckie and Knuffle Bunny at Pigeon Party at Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $9.50.

Didn't find what you were looking for in these ideas? Go to this list of Things to Do this weekend. Trust us, you will find something that is just the right fit for your family.

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[Last modified: Saturday, October 9, 2010 12:31pm]


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