Thursday, December 14, 2017
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5 things to do under $5: Chalk art, sports industry lecture, Pinellas Pie Festival

1Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival: It's free to see the work of more than 40 chalk artists along the Beach Walk this weekend. The public will get to vote for their favorite artist, and there will be a kids zone, arts and crafts vendors and music. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Beach Walk, 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater.

2USF Sport and Entertainment Lecture Series: The NFL's chief operating officer and the commissioner of Major League Soccer are among the sports industry leaders coming to the University of South Florida to give talks on current sports issues for USF's Sport and Entertainment Management Program. The talks are free at the Sun Dome on Wednesday but you have to reserve a seat at bit.ly/LECTURESERIES16. First up is Tod Leiweke, COO of the National Football League, speaking at 5:30 p.m. Then at 8 p.m., Don Garber, commissioner of Major League Soccer since 1999, speaks. 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

3Schooner America: Take a free tour of the replica of the 139-foot yacht that shocked the world in 1851 when it won the first America's Cup. The boat, with almost 6,000 square feet of sails and a 105-foot-tall mast, sailed to England, in part to show off American shipbuilding skills. It won the Royal Yacht Squadron's legendary race around the Isle of Wight and sailed home with the trophy, which was soon changed to become the America's Cup. It will be open for free dockside tours at St. Petersburg's Harborage Marina at Bayboro, 1110 Third St. S, today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are also available for daily sunset sails aboard the yacht ($42.50-$85). Call (858) 922-6007.

4Pinellas County Pie Festival: Stuff your pie hole from 11-6 p.m. Saturday at Largo Central Park where you can find vendors offering an array of pies, an unlimited pie buffet ($10 additional), pie-eating contest (3 p.m.), bake-off with prizes, live music, beer garden, kid's zone, dog area, carnival games and a crafter village. Entry is $5, 11 and younger free. 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.

5St. Pete Loves the '80s: This benefit for the Creative Clay arts education organization is going back to the Reagan era at the Hollander Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg on Sunday. It's free to attend the poolside dance party from 1 to 6 p.m. and there will be art for sale and raffle tickets for prizes. Wear your leg warmers and browse art by Chad Mize, Daniel Mrgan, Cam Parker, Jenipher Chandley and more. DJ Sugar Bear will be playing old-school hip-hop and dance oldies and there will be a live show by Reality Asylum. 421 Fourth Ave. N.

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