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5 things to do under $5: Bike ride to Tarpon Springs, back-to-school party, summer beers

After kayaking from St. Petersburg, Jim Hartnett rides on Davis Islands in Tampa. From there he biked up to Tarpon Springs and then down the Pinellas Trail to make one big circle. 

Courtesy of Jim Hartnett

After kayaking from St. Petersburg, Jim Hartnett rides on Davis Islands in Tampa. From there he biked up to Tarpon Springs and then down the Pinellas Trail to make one big circle. Courtesy of Jim Hartnett

1 Sunday Bicycle Rides: The Pinellas Trail is one of Florida's best bicycle trails, and the spot the Tampa Bay Sunday Bicyclers will tour this week is widely considered its prettiest section. From the Old Train Depot in Dunedin, the ride will head north on the Pinellas Trail through Ozona, Palm Harbor and Crystal Beach to Tarpon Springs and then out to beautiful Fred Howard Park and beach. The route is scenic and shady, with one biking bridge over Alt U.S. 19 to add a small challenge. The group will return to Dunedin via the trail and walk to breakfast at a bike-friendly cafe. It's free to join the 29-mile ride. Meet at the Dunedin Historical Museum at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, 349 Main St. Helmets are required and riders maintain speeds of 12 to 16 mph. For information, call Wayne Green at (801) 520-0350.

2 Cobb Theatres Back to School Bash: The Pete's Dragon-themed back to school party at the Wesley Chapel movie theater features free school supplies, games, dental and health supplies, face painting and free hair cuts 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Grove 16, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 948-5445.

3 A Well-Crafted Tale: The closing reception Saturday for the exhibit on story-telling at Florida CraftArt Galleries will feature local wordsmiths, including St. Petersburg poet laureate Helen Pruitt Wallace, and stories from members of the LitSpace class inspired by artwork in the exhibit. You can meet the artists in the exhibition, check out the gallery of vintage typewriters and post your own entry to AARP's bubble board about the dreams and wishes for yourself and for friends and family. It's free at 4 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

4 Summer Beer Tasting: In its continuing series on the best small craft beers, Cuatro Restaurant and Bar in Lutz this month brings in Big Storm Brewery for tastings of a tall cold one for a hot summer day. Representatives present their latest brews starting at 6 p.m Friday at 5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz. Free.

5 Woodstock at Johnny's: Party like it's 1969. Peace out at this love fest with live music, all day hippie happy hour specials, dancing, vendors with '60s paraphernalia, giveaways, raffles and contests for best dude, dudette and dog at 4 p.m. Saturday at Johnny's Taphouse and Grill, 224 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Free.

5 things to do under $5: Bike ride to Tarpon Springs, back-to-school party, summer beers 08/10/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:26am]
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