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5 things to do under $5 Aug. 7-13

1 Meteor Shower: The annual Perseid meteor shower is lighting up the summer sky again, and if you want to escape the light pollution of the city to see it, the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell is inviting star gazers to bring a lawn chair Sunday night to view the shower at its peak. Perseids are known for leaving long streaks of light and color as they tumble through the Earth's atmosphere, with an estimated 50 to 100 meteors seen per hour. The park is at 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell, and the viewing will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday. $3 per car. (352) 793-4781.

2 Graham Nash Book Signing: Before Crosby, Stills and Nash perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday night, Graham Nash will pop over to the Barnes and Noble book store in Clearwater to sign copies of his book Wild Tales: A Rock 'n' Roll Life. The book signing is at noon at 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free. (For more on the concert, see SoundCheck, Page X)

3 Book Maniacs Mini Golf: The Largo Public Library is turning the stacks into the links. You can escape the heat for an 18-hole family friendly putt-putt course spread throughout the library. They've even set up a nine-hole Toddler Tee-Off Course so that little ones can try their luck. It's $2 per person or $6 for a foursome in this fundraiser for the library's Teen Room. The library is at 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, and the golf course will be set up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. (727) 587-6715.

4 Teen Tidalwave Tuesdays: We hate to break it to you kids, but summer is about over. To celebrate its last pool party of summer, Largo's Highland Recreation Complex will have a glow-in-the-dark pool party Tuesday night for ages 11-17. There will be water games, Guitar Hero on a giant screen, prizes and dancing with the lifeguards from 8 to 11 p.m. It's $4-$5, depending on whether you have a Largo resident card. The pool is at 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016.

5 Downtown Second Saturday Gallery Walk: This monthly gallery hop in downtown St. Petersburg has gotten so big that it now deploys trolleys to help people cover more ground. One stop to check out is the one-night-only exhibition of Florida-themed artwork and water images in the ArtLofts artists' studios above the Florida Craftsmen Gallery at 10 Fifth St. N. Then roam the city, where from 5 to 9 p.m. more than 35 galleries and studios will stay open late to welcome the art lovers. Two trolleys loop from the roundabout at 10th Street and Central Avenue to the Warehouse District, and the Central Avenue Trolley (50 cents) takes you along the avenue. Free parking is available in several areas near trolley stops. Go to stpeteartsalliance.org for information.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 Aug. 7-13 08/05/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 8:04pm]
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