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5 things to do under $5 Oct. 4-10

Free Tennis Play Day: To celebrate Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play (where the channel will go dark on Saturday to encourage kids to go outside and play), tennis centers around Tampa Bay are offering free court time for kids. Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd., will have tennis for kids from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be a festival of sorts at MacFarlane Park Tennis Courts, the city courts at 700 N MacDill Ave. in Tampa, with music and prizes and of course tennis from 3 to 6 p.m., and there also will be free tennis at the YMCA at 4550 Village Center Drive in Palm Harbor from noon to 2 p.m. All events are on Saturday. To find a tennis event near you, plug your zip code into the Youth Tennis website at

2Folkfest St. Pete: This annual contemporary folk art and music street festival moves to Albert Whitted Park this year because the fundraiser for the Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center has grown in popularity and quality each year. A dynamite music lineup includes singer Geri X, A Fragile Tomorrow and Antigone Rising on Saturday, and Rebekah Pulley, Passerine and Bonnaroo alums Applebutter Express on Sunday. There's also a kids area, a craft beer tent and food vendors with everything from wild boar sausage to vegan soft serve ice cream. It's $5, $50 VIP, at 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg.

3Too Good for Drugs Walk and Kidfest: This is a day for students to take a stand against drugs in the community. It includes free admission to MOSI (10 a.m.-noon only), a one-mile walk and a festival with entertainment by Radio Disney, balloon art, face painting, mascot appearances and games. 8 a.m. to noon. MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

4Guy Harvey Film Fest: This week is the first of three consecutive Friday nights featuring a documentary that focuses on preserving marine resources, one of the lauded artist's prime passions. This week's feature is Mystery of the Grouper Moon. It's $5, $3 for children 12 and under, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo.

5Giuliana and Bill Rancic: The USF Lecture Series brings the fashionista who is perhaps best known as the E News! host who waged a very public battle with breast cancer and infertility. She is joined by her husband, Bill, the first Apprentice winner. They will give a free talk Tuesday at the college's Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. A question-and-answer session follows. USF students with an ID, plus one guest, will receive priority seating at 7:30 p.m.; doors open to the general public at 7:45. Free.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 Oct. 4-10 10/03/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:36pm]
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