Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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5 things to do under $5, June 19-25

1 Starkey Park bike trail: The SWAMP Mountain Bike Club will christen the newest off-road bike trail in New Port Richey with guided rides starting at noon Saturday at parking lot No. 10 of Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd. Chainwheel Drive Bike Shop will provide refreshments and a mechanic for anyone who needs any pre-ride tweaks for their bike. Club members fought for approval to groom the new off-road bike trails laid out in Starkey Park. The first 7-mile section, named the Magnolia Trail, leads to what is anticipated to be a 35-mile trail system in the 18,000-acre park. The trail is shady and mostly flat, but subject to flooding. Free.

2 Go Skateboarding Day: Every June 21, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the popular activity. Bring your best trick and join in the celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brandon Skatepark, 5720 Providence Road, Riverview. Thre will be competitions in all age categories, free food, live music and prizes. There will also be free skating all day Saturday at the Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa, and free barbecue.

3 Traveling Water Science Center: A 53-foot semitrailer full of educational and entertaining programs will be parked outside the St. Petersburg Museum of History to showcase water education and the importance of ecology. The outdoor activity center will have a large projector screen for presentations and hands-on student stations such as watershed tables, a relief map of Florida's water features, recycling exhibits, product distribution bins and a demonstration table. It's free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the museum grounds at 335 Second Ave NE, St. Petersburg.

4 Give Bees a Chance Scavenger Hunt: Test your knowledge about bees and how you can help the busy insects. The first 25 teams who complete the scavenger hunt at the Whole Foods Market in Carrollwood will receive a goodie bag, and the winning team will receive a $50 gift card. It starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the store, 3802 Northdale Blvd., Tampa. Free.

5 Wednesdays on the Water: Get through hump day this summer at the Tampa Riverwalk. Each week throughout the summer, the 360-degree waterfront bar features a themed party with special drink pricing, food and activities. This week there will be a corn hole tournament starting at 6 p.m. at the Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

 
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