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Things to do, Aug. 5-7

05 Today

Exotic Bird Fair: Exotic birds of all shapes, sizes and colors. Also, bird supplies and raffles. No loose birds allowed. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $4, 12 and younger free. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (813) 361-3735. suncoastexoticbirdfair.com.

Village Garden Initiative: Get growing in this hands-on garden club for all ages. 9:30 a.m. Free. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326. stpete.org/boyd.

Miniature Train Rides: Kids of all ages can ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free (donations for train maintenance appreciated). Largo Central Railroad, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6775. lcrailroad.com.

Yoga + Dali: The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with relaxing views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel. 12 to 1:30 p.m. $15, $10 members. Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

Elvis 35th Anniversary Tribute Concert: This tribute concert to the King of Rock 'n' Roll performed by three veteran Las Vegas performers takes a musical journey through the career of Elvis Presley. 2 p.m. $25 in advance, $27 day of show. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6752. largoarts.com.

The Foreigner: Larry Shue's classic play, set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, shows what can happen when a group of devious characters deal with a (very shy) stranger who they think knows no English. Through Aug. 19. 3 p.m. $29-$47, $10 student rush 30 minutes before show. American Stage Theatre at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Gruesome Playground Injuries: [email protected] presents this play about Doug and Kayleen, who are 8 years old when they meet in the school clinic, and 38 when she finds him again. In the years between they face a series of accidents and injuries that give them scars and bring them together. 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. $15, $10 students and seniors. [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. thestudioat620.org.

06 Monday

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can enjoy the companionship of other parents and caregivers while their children age 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. $1.50. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016. largo.com/department/ division.php?fDD=13-61.

Creative Exercise: A toning, stretching, laughing, dancing, "I feel good" class with lively music. Designed for those 50 and older. Takes place every Monday and Friday. 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. $3, $16 per month. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326. stpete.org/boyd.

A Wizard of Oz: Join Dorothy and her friends as they follow the yellow brick road in a hilarious and madcap send-up of the fabled classic by L. Frank Baum. 7:30 p.m. Pay what you can at the door, $15 advance. American Stage Theatre at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7529. americanstage.org.

07 Tuesday

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free (items individually priced). Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. (727) 366-4086. gulfportma.com.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Area Regal Cinema theaters will show select G- and PG-rated movies for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. Arthur Christmas is the feature today at 10 a.m. $1. Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

Tai Chi: Simple, meditative movements combined with deep breathing. Offered Tuesday and Thursdays. 10 to 11 a.m. $3. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326. stpete.org/boyd.

Muvico Free Summer Film Fest: Muvico's SPF 100 summer movie series brings a different children's movie every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Featured is the PG-rated film Puss in Boots, starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. 10 a.m. Free. Baywalk 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 502-0965. muvico.com/summerfilmfest.asp.

First-time Homebuyer Seminar: This two-part seminar is designed to help first-time homebuyers in the process of purchasing a home and qualifying for down payment and closing costs assistance. Must attend both sessions for certificate. 6 to 9 p.m. Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 461-0618 ext. 3. csfhome.org.

Yappy Hour: Jonny Reno wants you to put your dog in a basket or wagon and ride your bike to this Yappy Hour with dog-friendly activities. Proceeds benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter. 6 to 9 p.m. Free (food and drink additional). Jonny Reno's, The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-7366. jonnyreno.com.

Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays: Teens and tweens age 11-17 can hang with friends and enjoy swimming, snacks, games and prizes in and around the pool. 7 to 9 p.m. $3. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016. largo.com/department/division.php?fDD=13-61.

05 Today

Bark in the Park at Tropicana Field: The Tampa Bay Rays host the first-ever Bark in the Park event at Tropicana Field when the Rays play the Baltimore Orioles. A special seating area is reserved for dog owners and their pets, and the tbt* Party Deck will turn into a "Dog Zone" with product samples, an SPCA of Tampa Bay pet adoption booth and activities for dogs and owners. Also, there's a family-oriented postgame concert by the Wiggles, left, and the first 10,000 kids age 14 and younger get a free DJ Kitty bobblehead. 1:40 p.m. $20 for a person and a dog; $15 for each additional person with the purchase of a dog package. Tropicana Field, 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297. mlb.com/tb/ballpark/index.jsp.

05 Today

Bark in the Park at Tropicana Field: The Tampa Bay Rays will host their first-ever Bark in the Park event at Tropicana Field when the Rays come up against the Baltimore Orioles. A special seating area is reserved for dog owners and their pets, and the tbt* Party Deck will turn into a "Dog Zone" with product samples, SPCA of Tampa Bay pet adoption booth and activities for both dogs and their owners. Also, there's a family oriented post game concert by the Wiggles, left, and the first 10,000 kids ages 14 and younger get a free DJ Kitty bobblehead. 1:40 p.m. $20 person and dog; $15 additional people with dog package. Tropicana Field, 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297. mlb.mlb.com/tb/ballpark/index.jsp.

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