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5 things to do under $5 Jan. 7-13: Barkarilla pooch parade, top sports executives speak, New Moon Star Party

NOTE: Since this article was first published, the talk at the USF Sport and Entertainment Lecture Series by the commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber, has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

1 Barkarilla: The Pooch Parade: Like a doggie Gasparilla, the sixth annual pirate pooch parade adds a pup crawl this year. Pirate up your pups and yourselves and head out to the patio at Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza in Ybor City Saturday for the Pooch Parade down the Seventh Avenue sidewalks at 2:30 p.m. There will be entertainment by Mr. Bones, a pirate float contest, pet photos, raffles and the crowning of a king and queen. Benefits animal charities. $5 for humans, dogs free. 1701 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-2056. Noon-5 p.m.

2 In Football We Trust: The WEDU PBS community cinema event brings a screening of this documentary that follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures and poverty as they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. Screenings are free Saturday 2 p.m. at North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, Tampa, and 6 p.m. Monday at C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa.

3 New Moon Star Party: Join the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve and St. Petersburg Astronomy Club for a guided three-quarter mile hike at night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Bring a chair, water and insect repellent, and you are welcome to bring your own telescope. No pets. Meet at the main parking lot and arrive by 6:30 p.m. because the gates will close shortly after. A suggested donation of $3 per person is appreciated at the Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800.

4 PETuary: The Valrico Moose Lodge will have a fun day for pets and people including inflatables, pet adoptions, entertainment, vendors, obstacle/agility courses, splash pools, pet photos and contests for pet-owner look-alikes and best trick. Benefits the Moose Lodge and Frankie's Friends, a charity that provides grants that partially cover the cost of medical care for pets. It's free and runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. See Brody the Border Collie perform at 1 and 3 p.m. and watch the best trick contest at 2 p.m. at 804 S Miller Road, Valrico. (813) 842-2192.

5 USF Sport and Entertainment Lecture Series: Top executives in sports and entertainment will be giving free talks at the University of South Florida Wednesday and Jan. 14, sharing lessons learned that are applicable beyond the sport and entertainment industries. Admission is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required through EventBrite at bit.ly/tampasportsbiz16. Scott O'Neil, the CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, kicks things off Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., followed by "Papa" John Schnatter, the pizza mogul, at 7 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. on Thursday the former president of the WNBA, Donna Orender, now the CEO of the Jacksonville women's leadership conference Generations W, will speak about leveling the playing field for the industry. Note: The talk planned at 7 p.m. by commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber, has been canceled to do scheduling conflicts. The talks will be in the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, on the Tampa campus.

5 things to do under $5 Jan. 7-13: Barkarilla pooch parade, top sports executives speak, New Moon Star Party 01/06/16 [Last modified: Friday, January 8, 2016 4:03pm]
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