Thursday, January 18, 2018
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5 things to do under $5, Feb. 6-12

1 Free Family Shuffle in Clearwater: St. Petersburg has long enjoyed a popular shuffleboard scene, and now Clearwater is testing the water to see if it can create new fans for a game embraced by young hipsters. The Clearwater Shuffleboard Club is hosting Free Family Shuffle Fun Days from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the club, 1020 Calumet St. Club members will be on hand to give free instruction. Refreshments and fun shuffling activities are planned.

2 Upcycled Valentine Cards: Show your love for someone special and for the Earth by creating a Valentine's Day card out of recycled materials at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Creativity gets flowing at 7 p.m. Saturday and the cost is $3 for adults, $1.50 for kids at the preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S in St. Petersburg.

3 Scavenger Hunt: Just purchase one beer and your team of up to three people is off and running in the 4-mile bicycling scavenger hunt at Urban Brew and Barbecue in downtown St. Petersburg. Smart phones are required. You get a free T-shirt and $40 in gift cards go to the winners. The clues will be handed out at 2 p.m. Saturday and the hunt is expected to take about two hours. Urban Brew and Barbecue, 1939 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (661) 549-1424

4 A Land Remembered: This multimedia program should be required for all Floridians. It's presented by Rick Smith, son of the late author Patrick Smith, who wrote the iconic novel A Land Remembered that tells the story of three generations of a feisty Florida ranching family. This program at Weedon Island Cultural Center on Saturday incorporates video clips, photos, paintings, music, sound effects and humorous insights into Florida history. Rick Smith narrates the show, sharing details of his father's novels. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Weedon Island at 1:30 p.m. It's free but advance registration is required because space is limited. The talk is 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive SE, St. Petersburg. Phone: (727) 453-6500.

5 Book Signing with Tony and Lauren Dungy: The still-popular ex-Buccaneer coach and his wife, Lauren, will make several stops in Florida to sign copies of their newest book, Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life's Obstacles Together, written with Nathan Whitaker. In the book, the Dungys share insights on learning what commitment is about, working through tension, facing obstacles and more. They will make three appearances in the Tampa Bay area this weekend: at noon Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes and Noble store in Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry; and at noon Saturday in Lutz at Grace Family Church, 5101 Van Dyke Road.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times Staff Writer

   
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