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5 things to do under $5: Free Slurpee Day, Mid-Florida Summer Home Show

July 11 is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven stores across Tampa Bay.

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July 11 is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven stores across Tampa Bay.

1Free Slurpee Day: Since the calendar date on Monday is 7/11, it's Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven stores across Tampa Bay. This year also marks Slurpee's 50th anniversary, and you can get a free small Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. while supplies last. Find a store and details on the following Slurpee Week at 7-eleven.com.

2Mid-Florida Summer Home Show and Taste of Plant City: This weekend, you can have your home improvement and a taste of Plant City, too. The Mid-Florida Summer Home Show takes over the Strawberry Festival Grounds Expo Hall, 2301 W Oak Ave., Plant City, with some 100 exhibitors and home improvement specialists. Meanwhile, Taste of Plant City will offer live entertainment and foods from various local restaurants. $5 gets you into both events for both days, but does not include food samples. Kids are free 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. (727) 674-1464.

3Drumming at MFA: Adults and families can explore the cultures represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, collection by experiencing them with a rhythmic beat at this event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $5. (727) 896-2667.

4Itty Bitty Splashtime: Parents and caregivers can socialize with other adults while their children ages 5 and younger enjoy the cool waters of the Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center's pool area for just $1.50 from 9:35-10:35 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 17. The complex is at 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 518-3016. largopools.com.

5Reading With the Ranger: Bring the kids to share a story reading with a ranger, take a morning hike and enjoy a snack at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at George C. McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo. Free (registration required). (727) 518-3047.

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