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5 things to do under $5 July 25-31

1 Pool movies: Pick one of several places to float and watch a movie. There are three Flick and Float options: Brave is the movie tonight at Northwest Pool and Friday at Fossil Park Pool, both in St. Petersburg ($4, $3.50 ages 3-12). At Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool in Largo on Friday is Thunderstruck, with games, hot dogs and contests ($5, $4 resident). Also Friday is a Dive-In Movie, Wreck-It Ralph, at St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, with spray area and water slides ($4). All movies start after dark.

2 Itty Bitty Splashtime: The tots take over every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning through Aug. 17 at Largo's Highland Family Aquatic Center. From 9:35-10:35 a.m., parents can let their preschool-aged children play in the slides, sprays, zero depth pool area and much more without the big kids tromping through. Cost is $1.50 per person at the new Highland Recreation Complex at 400 Highland Ave. For information, call (727) 518-3018 or visit LargoPools.com.

3 Hot Summer Nights Poolside Party: The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino throws a poolside party every Friday night through August, featuring DJs and special guests. This week Kendra Wilkinson kicks it poolside as DJ Change plays the hits. The first 500 guests receive complimentary liquor samples. 21 and older only. Starts at 9 at 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. Free admission.

4 Splash's Treasure Hunt: Come aboard the pirate ship and hunt for hidden treasure at the Southwest Pool in Largo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for kids 10 and under. There will be age-group treasure hunts, and all ages can take advantage of a special four-hour swim session and visit with Ye Mystic Krewe of the Santa Margarita pirates. Free hot dogs (while supplies last), chair massages and lots of door prizes will be given away. The cost is $3 with a Largo recreation card and $5 without a card. The pool is at 13120 Vonn Road in Largo. LargoPools.com or call (727) 518-3126.

5 Pawgaritaville: What? You'd rather not get wet? Stay dry at this Caribbean-themed party at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay's shelter, with cool drinks, hot music, food trucks and half-price pet adoptions. There will also be dog training demos and activities for children from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 3607 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 876-7138.

Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 July 25-31 07/23/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:29pm]
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