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5 things to do under $5 June 5-11

1Doughnut Day: Friday is National Doughnut Day! It would be such a shame not to celebrate, so participating Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donut locations are both offering one free doughnut per person, while supplies last on Friday as soon as the doors open. We can only imagine the lines, so add some extra time to your morning commute. Find locations in Tampa, Brandon and St. Petersburg at krispykremefl.com and at dunkindonuts.com.

 

2 Planetarium Shows: For star gazers, Friday night offers a great glimpse into the sky guided by astronomy instructors at St. Petersburg College. You can first see the "star theater" in the campus planetarium that accurately simulates the night sky at any time or location on Earth. The topic Friday will be "Saturn: Lord of the Rings." Then head to the rooftop for telescopes set up to observe the night sky. It starts at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Petersburg College, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free.

 

3 Pepper Fest: If you like to turn up the heat, this is the place. This hot pepper party on Saturday will have lots of spicy barbecue sauces, salsas and hot pepper foods to sample and purchase. There will be live music, a pepper eating contest, amateur salsa and hot sauce competitions and a spicy lollipop lick-a-thon. It runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Admission is $3, 12 and younger free.

 

4 Gulfport Art Walk: You can meet the artists, crafters and authors who will set up their works along Beach and Shore boulevards in Gulfport on Friday night. You'll encounter live musicians and street performers along the way, too. It runs 6 to 10 p.m.

 

5 Children's Fishing Derby: Kids 12 and younger can try their hand at fishing Saturday in Pinellas Park's Freedom Lake. Prizes will be awarded in fun categories and everyone fishing (and their families) gets free food while it lasts. Bait and fishing poles will be provided, or bring your own. It starts at 8 a.m. at the park at 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 June 5-11 06/02/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:06pm]
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