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5 things to do under $5 Nov. 12-18: Dogtoberfest, 'Batman' producer, kids can climb on trucks

1 Dunedin Dogtoberfest: Anything that features the "Running of the Wieners" as a highlight has got to be good. This annual dog-themed Oktoberfest party in Dunedin draws so many wiener dogs for the races that they have to run them in heats, releasing the long-bodied pooches to their owners at the end of the racetrack. There's also a doggie costume contest, photos with Santa, agility demonstrations and a "My Pet's Got Talent" competition. It's free, with $5 parking at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

2 Good Green Fun: Organicgirl salads invites families to enjoy a free lunch of its new Sweet Pea or PepperGreens salad. Prizes will be given away throughout the day at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

3 'Batman' producer: As part of the University of South Florida Lecture Series, movie buffs can hear a talk by Michael Uslan, the executive producer of the Batman film series, who will share his perspective from behind the camera. The talk is free at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and open to the public, but it's a good idea to arrive early; seating is limited and usually fills up fast. 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-2011.

4 Convention Center Block Party: The Tampa Convention Center celebrates 25 years with an expanded Brews and Bites event including live entertainment, drink specials and food trucks such as Frenchies Touch, Jimmy Sliders, I Wanna Wok, Hott Mess, Just Smokin' BBQ, Cheesesteak in a Truck and Monsta Lobsta. Free at the Sail, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa, from 6-11 p.m. Friday.

5 Touch-A-Truck: A popular family day in Palm Harbor lets kids explore and climb on trucks, construction vehicles and public safety equipment. Free at Sunderman Recreation Complex, 1601 Ninth St., Palm Harbor. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

5 things to do under $5 Nov. 12-18: Dogtoberfest, 'Batman' producer, kids can climb on trucks 11/12/15 [Last modified: Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:00am]
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