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5 things to do under $5 Nov. 14-20

1 Meet the Sanding Ovations sculptors: The annual competition coming to Treasure Island next weekend — where master sand sculptors will work for hours to build works of art using 150 tons of sand — will kick things off Wednesday at the nice-but-casual-enough-for-flip-flops Crystal Sands Ballroom at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island. The party begins at 7 p.m. where $5 gets you in the door to enjoy a spread of hors d' oeuvres from Sloppy Joe's restaurant and an assortment of beer tastings from Great Bay Distributors. Treasure Island singer-songwriter Scott Jogwick performs. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Ave.

2 Math Mondays at MOSI: You can get free admission to the Museum of Science and Industry every Monday through Dec. 9 as part of PwC Math Mondays, underwritten by the Tampa office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The company's Earn Your Future commitment is aimed at youth education and financial literacy. PwC Math Mondays will feature activities that teach saving and investing, career exploration and money management through interactive learning stations that will change each week. Kids can do things such as design their own play money, sing karaoke about money and saving, play the MOSI lottery and more. Mondays include free admission to MOSI exhibits, but additional charges apply for IMAX movies and the Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line. For information, visit or call (813) 987-6000. The museum is at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

3 Great American Camp-Out: Families with at least one child 12 or younger can spend the night under the stars while learning how to set up a tent, cook outdoors and participate in crafts and games. The event starts at 1 p.m. Saturday and ends at 9 a.m. Sunday. It's $2 per vehicle (up to eight people) at Edward Medard Park and Reservoir, 6140 Turkey Creek Road, Plant City. (813) 635-3519.

4 Zootastic Family Fest: Tampa's Lowry Pary Zoo partners with Great Explorations Children's Museum and Sunken Gardens to bring the adventures of the zoo to St. Petersburg for an admission of $5. Guests at the two St. Petersburg attractions can mingle with the zoo's animal trainers and attend animal shows at Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

5 Tarpon Springs Greek Food and Wine Festival: Hosted by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs will celebrate three days of food, dancing, music and heritage. More than a dozen wineries will be featured and beers from various regions will be for sale. There will be a bazaar with Greek items and artifacts, music featuring Odyssey Greek band, a DJ, dance troupes, kids zone with bounce house and games. Free admission. It all takes place in downtown Tarpon Springs along Tarpon Avenue from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. (727) 937-3540.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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