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5 things to do under $5 this weekend: Feb. 21-22

Pick strawberries, learn Dunedin’s history, meet animals and more.
Plant City's Fancy Farms off County Line Road will host its annual U-pick event on Feb. 22.
Plant City's Fancy Farms off County Line Road will host its annual U-pick event on Feb. 22. [ Tampa Bay Times (2011) ]
Published Feb. 19, 2020

1. 4-H Strawberry U-Pick: A week before the Florida Strawberry Festival, you can have the pick of the crop and also help out local food banks. Grab a basket and pick your own strawberries for $1 a quart. Or volunteer and join area youth in picking for local food banks. You buy prepicked berries for $1.50 a quart. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Fancy Farms, 3524 Futch Loop, Plant City. (813) 744-5519.

You can pick your heart out at Fancy Farms's annual U-pick event on Feb. 22 in Plant City.
You can pick your heart out at Fancy Farms's annual U-pick event on Feb. 22 in Plant City. [ Tampa Bay Times (1998) ]

2. History Comes Alive: Visit with reenactors portraying individuals buried at the Dunedin Cemetery who have contributed to the history of the area, including military personnel, pioneers, politicians and inventors. Includes a children’s interactive contest. $5. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 2400 Keene Road, Dunedin. (727) 736-1176.

Reenactors will dress in character to talk history at the Dunedin Cemetery on Feb. 22.
Reenactors will dress in character to talk history at the Dunedin Cemetery on Feb. 22. [ Tampa Bay Times (2008) ]

3. Florida Game Con: Bring the family for a day of casual and competitive gaming, cosplay, anime, tabletop gaming, vendors and artists. Free. 2-10 p.m. Saturday. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 991-9002.

4. Gulfport’s Get Rescued: One of the most popular pet events, the 16th annual pet rescue street fair will have a pet supply drive, wiener dog race, training demonstrations, animal rescues, food and entertainment. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Gulfport Beach Park, 5730 Shore Blvd.

Gulfport's Get Rescued will bring dozens of animal rescue organizations to Gulfport Beach Park on Feb. 22.
Gulfport's Get Rescued will bring dozens of animal rescue organizations to Gulfport Beach Park on Feb. 22. [ Tampa Bay Times (2013) ]

5. Engineering Expo: Students in grades K-12 can meet local engineers and engineering student organizations at this event with hands-on exhibits and shows to encourage them to pursue fields in science and math. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Engineering building, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-2301. expo.eng.usf.edu.