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5 UNDER $5

Begging for candy door-to-door isn't the only cheap thing to do this week.

1 It's grand opening weekend at the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, which means shoppers in North Tampa and Pasco County have deals nearby.

-The Macy's makeup counter will be giving away makeovers in Center Court from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Call (813) 975-2200 to set a time.

-Stroller Strides will let moms take a free fitness class if their babies are in costume. 9 a.m. Friday.

-Williams-Sonoma offers free cooking classes in November if you sign up now. Lessons, which focus on making a pie or Thanksgiving side dishes, normally cost $45.

The mall is on State Road 56, about 2 miles east of Interstate 75. Free.

2 Organizers promise that Coachman Park will become a "Global Video Lounge" during the Connext Project beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. Motion graphics, animation and music videos will be projected on larger-than-life video screens. Coachman Park is at 301 Drew St., Clearwater. For more information, go to connextproject.com. $5.

3 After voting on Tuesday, keep your "I voted" sticker and get $2 off admission to the Improv's Post Election Comedy Night, which starts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Considering Florida's contribution to political humor, every laugh counts. The Improv in Centro Ybor is at 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $3 with a sticker, $5 without.

4 Pack a picnic basket and see a free outdoor showing of E.T. on Saturday at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. in Tampa. The film will begin just after sunset, about 7 p.m., but people will start arriving as early as 5 to picnic and people-watch. Free.

5 If this crisp weather has you itching to get outside, join the Nature Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, on Saturday morning. Starting at 8 a.m., the group will walk a three-fourths-of-a-mile trail to see songbirds and raptors in a water and hammock habitat. Bring binoculars. $3.50; $1.85 for children 12 and younger.

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