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5 things to do under $5: Humans of New York creator, Largo family festival

Brandon Stanton (L), creator of the Humans of New York blog, shows an image he took of a man named Carl February 22, 2013 across the street from Union Square in New York. Some like New York’s skyscrapers, bridges, his energy, taxis or lights. But Brandon Stanton has set himself another challenge: photograph of 10,000 inhabitants for a blog now famous “Humans of New York.”  In two years, he has photographed 5,000 New Yorkers, children leaving school, tramps, fashionistas, New York with a bouquet of tulips, old lady with a cane, municipal employees, etc. And nearly 560,000 fans now follow his Facebook page.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA        (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Brandon Stanton (L), creator of the Humans of New York blog, shows an image he took of a man named Carl February 22, 2013 across the street from Union Square in New York. Some like New York’s skyscrapers, bridges, his energy, taxis or lights. But Brandon Stanton has set himself another challenge: photograph of 10,000 inhabitants for a blog now famous “Humans of New York.” In two years, he has photographed 5,000 New Yorkers, children leaving school, tramps, fashionistas, New York with a bouquet of tulips, old lady with a cane, municipal employees, etc. And nearly 560,000 fans now follow his Facebook page.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

1Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton: The University of South Florida lecture series is bringing the photographer and creator of the popular blog and book Humans of New York for a free talk. Stanton, who recently made news when he called Donald's Trump's inflammatory statements about Muslims "hateful," began his project by collecting quotes and short stories from ordinary people he met on the street. The portraits and captions became the subject of a blog now followed by nearly 14 million people. His talk is at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the USF Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

2Pinwheels for Prevention: See bright pinwheels planted in the grass in front of the Glazer Children's Museum to mark Pinwheels for Prevention, then hear success stories from three families who received child abuse prevention services. After, free admission to the museum and information on child abuse prevention services will be available. 1:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

3 Family Extravaganza: A giant family festival combines Touch-a-Truck, the Largo Public Library Storyfest and the Playing Unplugged movement at Largo Central Park on Saturday. That means the park will be filled with big trucks, boats and buses kids can climb on, as well as, mud, storytelling, train rides, rocketship car rides and a food court. Free from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

4First Saturday Celebration: At this month's event, the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center offers six months of free heartworm-prevention medicine for the first 100 dogs adopted weighing 26 pounds or more. The shelter will also offer $20 adoptions, which includes spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchip with free registration and a Hillsborough County pet license tag (a package valued at $250 to $400). There will also be refreshments and music. Admission and parking are free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 440 Falkenburg Road N, Tampa.

5The Music Box: Tampa Bay: A temporary public art installation has brought a musical playground to the Community Stepping Stones site at Mann-Wagnon Park in Sulphur Springs. The interactive public art installation of musical architecture created by visiting artists New Orleans Airlift is open for exploration Thursdays and Sundays through April 17. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., catch a musical performance called Structures. 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa. (813) 974-4133. For the schedule, tickets and to arrange a tour, visit cam.usf.edu/musicbox.

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