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5 things to do under $5 Sept. 20-26

1 Pregnancy Project author: Gaby Rodriguez drew national headlines after pretending to be pregnant for a senior class project to explore stereotypes and the treatment of pregnant teens. The young woman, whose story became a Lifetime movie, has written a memoir of her experience called The Pregnancy Project. Only her mother, boyfriend and school principal were in on the experiment and they watched as she suffered painful slights. On Friday, Rodriguez will be at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City campus at 9 a.m. to discuss and sign her book. Because space is limited, reservations are requested by the talk's sponsor, Alpha House, at (813) 253-2638. The campus is at 2112 N 15th St., Tampa. Free.

2Glazer Museum Birthday Bash: The children's museum celebrates its second birthday with a free party in Curtis Hixon Park and free admission to the museum this weekend. The party Sunday includes pony rides, birthday cake, live music, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting, arts and crafts and a visit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Street Team. Free entry to the museum both Saturday and Sunday. The party Sunday is in Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you can't make it to the party, there's a special $5 admission to the museum until Sept. 30.

3Karma: The Shops at Franklin try the popup retail craze today as Tampa Bay Fashion Week winds down. With clothes and accessories, a popup store will be open all weekend after kicking off tonight with a grand opening party ($35) from 6 to 9 p.m. The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Vault, 611 N Franklin St., Tampa.

4Bluesapalooza: Starting at noon Saturday, Hernando Beach will be awash in music at Linda Pedersen Park. The lineup includes the Blues Pig at 12:30 p.m., Delta Swamp Rats at 2 p.m., Franc Robert and the Boxcar Tourists at 3:30 p.m., Josh Lamkin and Automatic Heat with Lalani Rothrock at 5 p.m. and Southern Hospitality at 7 p.m. There will be a variety of food and other vendors on hand. Admission is $5 for adults and teens, $1 for ages 5-12, 4 and younger free at the park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

5Farm Interaction Day: City kids can interact with farm animals and enjoy snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Ages 2 to 72 can take horse rides around a wooded trail. Horse treats will be available for purchase. Benefits student scholarships at Saddle Up Riding Club. $2 admission, $5 horse rides. Saddle Up Riding Club, 6080 94th Ave., Pinellas Park. (727) 520-3132.

5 things to do under $5 Sept. 20-26 09/19/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:22am]
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