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5 things to do in Pinellas County for $5 or less

1 $5 Day at MOSI: Everyone is admitted to MOSI's exhibit galleries including the Amazing You exhibit, Kids In Charge! and more than 450 interactive exhibits for just $5. Admission also includes entrance to see the IMAX film To The Arctic and the visiting exhibition Target America — Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause. The zip line and ropes course are not included, but can be purchased separately. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

2Blast Friday with Little River Band We'll go dancing in the dark, walking through the park and reminiscing at this family-friendly street celebration with a free concert by one of Australia's most successful rock groups, Little River Band, who launched the hits Reminiscing and Help Is On Its Way. The street party features vendors, foods, family activities, contests and entertainment. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Cleveland Street in Clearwater. Free admission.

5Free Family Movie Night: Pull up a chair or blanket Friday at 6 p.m. for a free screening of the Pixar film Brave at the park next to Kate Jackson Community Center. There will be free popcorn and a raffle for prizes at 821 S Rome Ave., Tampa.

3Young Eagles Flight Rally: This free flight for kids has been canceled a lot this year by weather, but that's part of the flying lesson, right kids? Respect the weather. If all is clear on Saturday, kids ages 8-17 can actually take flight and explore the world of aviation for free. Volunteer pilots will take children on a 15-minute flight from Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N Hercules Ave. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and there are a limited number of spots available.

4Palm Harbor Fine Arts and Crafts Festival and Battle of the Wings: This juried art show has added something even art newbies can appreciate: a chicken wing contest! Sure, there's plenty of art in wood, metal, glass, watercolor, ceramics and jewelry and other mediums, but new this is year is a tasting contest of some of Pinellas County's best chicken wing restaurants and vendors. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, with judging at 2 p.m. The festival is free, but it's $5 to be a judge. That includes a sample of each wing, a judge's ribbon and art show T-shirt. The festival opens again from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It will be in downtown Palm Harbor along Florida Avenue between Alt. U.S. 19 and Omaha Street.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do in Pinellas County for $5 or less 11/28/12 [Last modified: Monday, November 26, 2012 6:11pm]
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