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5 things to do under $5 May 16-22

1 Pet-a-palooza: Raymond James Stadium goes from pirates to the dogs at this day filled with pets, food, vendors, interactive booths, live music, more than 30 local animal rescue groups and DockDogs, a canine aquatic dock diving competition. Plus, who can resist Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel? It runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free.

2 Fire Truck Pull: Instead of a tractor pull, teams of up to 10 attempt to pull a fire truck the farthest at this event with games, face painting and photos. It all benefits the Be the Match Foundation, which helps patients who need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant find a donor and receive treatment. The event, which is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, is free for spectators and $100 for a pulling team at the England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 546-2170.

3 Tampa Bay Boat Show: Now that it's beach weather again, this three-day Tampa Bay boating show offers boats on display, boating and fishing supplies and plenty of other seaside accessories. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (727) 893-8523.

4 Viva Florida 500 Celebration: Heritage Village spends a day of activities to mark the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's arrival on Florida's east coast. Highlights include the presentation "Early Footprints in the Sand," exhibits of pre-Columbian pottery, family crafts, a time capsule dedication and storytelling. It's noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 11909 125th St., Largo. (727) 582-2123. Free.

5 Summer Fun and Water Safety Day: It's summer swim time, and Fossil Park Pool is marking the opening of the pool with a free day of play on the water slides and diving boards and in the lap pool. There will be swim lesson evaluations for children 2 and older, cooking and diving demonstrations and raffles for Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning gear. It's all free from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7440.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 May 16-22 05/15/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:15pm]
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