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5 things to do under $5 Feb. 20-27

1 Shelltopia: For seashell fans, this is better than the beach. The 67th annual show will have shells featured in scientific categories from around the world, as well as artistic categories with shell art on display. There will be numerous exhibits, hourly door prizes, photographs and shell-related vendors. It's $4, 14 and younger get in free at the Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. (727) 391-2197. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

2 Jane Seymour Meet and Greet: When she isn't acting, writing or designing, Seymour can be found in her painting studio. Her work ranges from delicate watercolors to colorful vibrant oil paintings, pastels and bronze sculptures. To celebrate her new collection of original artwork, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor will be available for meet and greet sessions at the Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc., 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 725-1808. 6-8 p.m. Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

3 Gulfport's Get Rescued: The popular animal rescue event has grown and taken over Beach Boulevard with up to 60 rescue groups, vendors selling pet-related goods and services, a pet parade, free samples, arts and crafts show, training demos, food, games, music and a supplies drive. You can eat at the "Bark-B-Que" where you can munch on hamburgers. A $5 donation to Gulfport's Get Rescued gets you your choice of one hamburger or two hot dogs with a bag of chips and a soda. The day also includes a bake sale, frozen treats for dogs and a raffle at Salty's Gulfport Bar, 5413 Shore Blvd. S. Get Rescued runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Free.

4 Flan Fest and Fiesta Day: Ybor will once again hold its annual street festival to celebrate the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City at the turn of the 19th century. Dance in the streets Saturday to Latin music, sample ethnic cuisine and shop for gifts among the vendors. For the Flan Fest, you can sample traditional and not-so-traditional flavors of flan in Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Fiesta Day will be centered at the Italian Club, 1731 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Free (food and drink additional).

5 Writers at the Preserve: Exploring the Urban Wilds: This series is organized by the USF St. Petersburg Florida Studies Program and the College of Arts and Sciences around the theme, "How do we find nature in the city?" Author and Tampa Bay Times writer Jeff Klinkenberg joins with other area authors to present a discussion of nature in the city. Free. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326. 7 p.m. Friday.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 Feb. 20-27 02/17/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:18pm]
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