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5 things to do under $5 for Feb. 27-March 5

1. Blast Friday with Greg Rolie: This month's free block party in downtown Clearwater brings the artist responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular bands: Santana and Journey. Rolie, a world class keyboardist, vocalist and producer, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as part of the original Santana band. He was the lead vocalist on classic Santana hits Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways and the Tito Puente composition Oye Como Va. After parting ways with Santana, Rolie established Journey in 1972, where he co-wrote and co-produced the band's first seven albums. Rolie continues to tour with a wide variety of accomplished artists including Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band. The family-friendly Blast Friday celebration features vendors, food, family activities, contests and entertainment. It's free from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Cleveland Street.

2. St. Pete Beach Spring Concert Series: Somebody tell Old Man Winter we are done with him. We're heading to the beach this week where this free monthly outdoor concert series gets started with the Horny Toads playing from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. There will be food available for purchase. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.

3. Give Blood, Eat Evos: For their "Share Your Power" blood drive, Evos is giving all donors a free Evos meal, T-shirt and a basic wellness check in exchange for a little blood. The drives, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, will be at the Evos in South Tampa, Carrollwood and the St. Petersburg restaurant at 2631 Fourth St. N.

4. Target Tuesday: The Glazer Children's Museum and Target join to offer free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, perfect for an after-school or post-nap diversion. Free. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

5. Island Festival: This island-themed event features live music, stories, food and 30 vendors with arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles. St. Pete Beach firefighters will grill hot dogs and burgers, vintage cars will be on display and costumed guides from the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum will hand out historic notes. Free (donations appreciated) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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