Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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5 things to do under $5 Dec. 24-Jan. 6: Human foosball, fun for Rick Riordan fans, historic church tour

1 Saturday Guided Hike at Weedon Island: Ages 6 and older can hike through coastal mangroves and upland ecosystems to learn about the environment and the area's early inhabitants. Free; registration required at (727) 453-6500. 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

2 Human Foosball: The Saturday Morning Market this week will have a preview of the human foosball court that will be set up at the First Night party in downtown St. Petersburg on New Year's Eve. The 32-by-14-foot foosball court has been built for players to hold onto poles and try to kick the ball into the goal, just like the players in the tabletop game. Bring a team or join a team and play against Rowdies players and other teams. Everyone is welcome to give it a try. It will be free to play on Saturday. On New Year's Eve you will need a First Night admission button ($10 adults, $5 kids 6-12 in advance; $15 adults, $10 kids on Dec. 31). The court will be open at 10 a.m. Saturday at the market, 101 First St. S in downtown St. Petersburg.

3 Sweetwater Sundays Farmer's Market: Put down the Christmas cookies and shop for organic fruits, vegetables, handmade goods, artisan breads, local honey, take-home foods and more at this family- and dog-friendly market with live music on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. You can take self-guided tours of the farm, or a morning yoga class from 11 a.m. to noon at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa. (813) 887-4066.

4 The Worlds of Rick Riordan: If you have Percy Jackson fans in your house, kids and teens are invited to head to the St. Petersburg Main Public Library on Tuesday for crafts and games themed for the world created in Riordan's books, including his newest hero, Magnus Chase. It's free and aimed for fourth grade and up at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5296.

5 Holiday Historic Church Tour: There will be docents dressed in 1905 period costumes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, ready to lead a one-hour tour of the historic church in holiday decor with a highlight on the history of the famous German stained glass windows. It's free but donations are appreciated at 509 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 991-0223.

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