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5 things to do under $5 March 10-16: Free Struts show, unloved spiders, Mutt Madness

1 97X Freesome: The radio station is bringing in British glam-rockers the Struts, left, to Jannus Live for a free show Friday, along with New Jersey indie rockers the Front Bottoms and teenage British singer-songwriter Declan McKenna. The show is at 7 p.m. Friday at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. It's free, but a ticket is required. Check 97xonline.com for a list of ticket drop locations. (727) 565-0550.

2 Largo Movies in the Park: Bring your blanket or chair and watch a screening of The SpongeBob Movie for free in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

3 Unloved Animals Series: Spiders: This talk at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve on Saturday will help you confront your arachnophobia and gain a better understanding of spiders through the use of live animals (yikes!) and activities. Admission for the presentation 10 a.m. to noon Saturday is $3, $1.50 children at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

4 Spring Begonia Bash: You may think you know begonias as those waxy plants with white or pink flowers that your grandmother grew. But there are hundreds of species of begonias. The USF Botanical Gardens' annual Begonia Bash lets you browse a large selection of begonias for sale to add color to a spring garden. There will even be an 11 a.m. presentation on growing begonias in Tampa Bay. Those present will be entered in a special drawing for a chance to win a begonia. The free flower show will be held rain or shine, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (727) 237-3106.

5 Mutt Madness: All pets are invited to the 10th annual family event 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with a "Dancing With the Paws" pet and owner dance contest, a "Fido Idol" dog-singing competition, a pet and owner look-alike contest, pet vendors, low-cost vaccinations, food court, lure course and adoptable pets. Benefits Suncoast Animal League. Free, $5 parking. Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 786-1330.

5 things to do under $5 March 10-16: Free Struts show, unloved spiders, Mutt Madness 03/09/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 11:34am]
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