Thursday, December 14, 2017
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5 things to do under $5 May 9-15

1Celebrity Sweat: We're shamelessly writing this just so we can run a photo of bodybuilder, fitness author and Home Shopping Network star Frank Sepe. He'll bring his MET-rx fitness magazine team on tour, landing at the St. Petersburg Pier on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a day of fitness classes, including two 45-minute sessions led by Tae Bo master Billy Blanks at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The event is free and you can find a list of demos and classes planned at csweat.com. Sepe himself will be conducting two workout sessions at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It's all at the Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE.

2 Alice In Wonderland: The St. Petersburg City Theatre's children's theater, with a cast of actors ages 7-14, puts on an original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland that follows Alice after she falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. Includes a pre-show by Pizazz Song and Dance Troupe and a bake sale on Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the theater, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg.

3National Train Day at Union Station: Train lovers celebrate at the historic Tampa station, which is also celebrating the 15th anniversary of its restoration. The dual celebration includes live music (local acts Busted Blues, Ray Chiaramonte and Rebekah Pulley) tours of Amtrak equipment, model railroad displays and exhibits, telegraph demonstrations, food trucks and a history program. It's all free and it runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the 101-year-old station at 601 N Nebraska Ave. Tampa.

4 Happy Birthday: A Commentary on Fame Exhibition: This one-day-only art event features artwork in a wide range of media that pays tribute to famous artists, actors, musicians and other celebrities whose birthdays are in the month of May. The famous include Salvador Dali, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Bono, Queen Victoria and more. There will be musical performances by local musicians during the monthly Gallery Walk in the evening. A portion of the exhibit will be on display through May 31. The full exhibit will be on display 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the second floor ArtLofts Gallery above the Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 10 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free.

5Splash Bash and Picnic at Highlander Pool: To kick off the summer pool season, the Dunedin splash zone offers free admission and lunch as well as games, races, inflatables, and giveaways from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Highlander Pool, 1937 Eckert Drive, Dunedin. Free.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times Staff Writer

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