Thursday, January 18, 2018
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5 things to do under $5 Aug. 9-15

1Last dive-in movies: Summer is winding down and Friday is your last chance at some local watering holes to catch family-friendly movies while floating in a pool. The Dive-In Movie is The Smurfs at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach; $4 and the doors open at 8 p.m. The Flick and Float is Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg; $4, $3.50 ages 3-12, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. And there will be games and prizes at 7 p.m. Friday before the last Flicks and Fins (Kung Fu Panda 2) at Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole; $4, $3 child (nonmember), $2, $1.50 child (member).

2Dog Daze of Summer: There will be treats for both dogs and people and a photographer taking pictures of owners and their pooches, free of charge, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Artist's Faire Gallery and Gift Shop in Tarpon Springs. It starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, with canine art by gallery artists including ceramics, paintings and photographs. The gallery is at 111 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 934-2952.

3David Patchen Focus Exhibit: Have you discovered the Duncan McClellan Gallery yet? On a little side street in St. Petersburg is a warehouse that's unassuming from the outside, chic urban oasis of blown glass on the inside. Arty hipsters know the way. From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, McClellan presents the work of David Patchen, a handblown glass artist who uses the Italian technique of cane and murine. Also featured is wood jewelry designer Mark Noll. Free admission, and beer, wine and refreshments are available for a donation. Proceeds benefit the DMG School Project. Just put 550 24th St. S in your GPS and you'll find it. (727) 421-4141.

4Margarita Mama's and Banana Joe's Underground: The Channelside night spots found a new home in downtown St. Petersburg's Kress building and Friday's grand opening celebration includes live music and free cocktails. Funds raised from a silent auction and raffle will go to the Children's Dream Fund. Margarita Mama's is stocked with lots of TVs, pool tables, darts, interactive amusement games and an old-school shuffleboard court. Banana Joe's is going underground, located directly under Margarita Mama's, where guests can enter from inside the main restaurant or the Central Avenue sidewalk. The grand opening is 6 p.m. Friday at 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. No cover.

5Leaping Frogs for Kids: This educational program for kids is all about native frogs and toads in central Florida. It includes a puppet show, crafts, games, an art activity and live frogs on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, in Bushnell. Admission is $3 per carload (up to eight people). (352) 793-4781.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

 
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