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5 things to do under $5 Aug. 16-22

1. Taste of the Cuban Sandwich: Remember all that hullabaloo about who makes the best Cuban sandwich, Tampa or Miami? Well, maybe making the world's largest Cuban will settle things. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Tampa's signature sandwich will be the center of an attempt to make the world's largest pressed sandwich with shredded pork, ham, salami, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on white Cuban bread. (That Genoa salami on there is what Miami considers subversive.) Restaurants will be selling their sandwiches, and there will be music, a kids zone and a cigar area. Free admission, charge for food at the Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Ybor City.

2. Free admission to Glazer Museum: To celebrate the last week of summer before school starts, Glazer Children's Museum is offering free admission through Sunday to those 12 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The museum is at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. $15 adult admission. (813) 443-3861.

3. Back-to-school parties: To celebrate the end of summer and kick off the school year, Dunedin is throwing a Celebrate Back to School party at the Highlander Pool at 6 p.m. Friday with games, DJ, dancing, a bounce house, safety tips, free school supplies and eye exams. Admission is $2 at the pool at 1937 Ed Eckert Drive, Dunedin. Then there's Saturday's Last Splash party at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center where they will have a DJ, dancing, games and prizes starting at 6 p.m. It's $5 at the pool, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey.

4. Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest: The Morean Arts Center once again celebrates National Cupcake Day with amateur and professional bakers showing off their best concoctions. Let's see if they can best last year's winner, a peanut butter s'mores cupcake from Sugardarlings in New Port Richey. Admission is free, votes are $1 each for the Peoples Choice award. It's noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 719 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.

5. m*ART: This new indoor summer art show and sale features the works of 44 artists from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Best of all, it's held in the blissfully air-conditioned Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Free admission.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 Aug. 16-22 08/15/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:41am]
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