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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: Aug. 23-29

There’s a free drive-in showing of the comedy ‘Uncle Drew,’ free golf for kids at Ace Golf and it’s free to tour Bok Tower Gardens on Friday.
A scene from the Lionsgate movie "Uncle Drew," a comedy with an all-star roster of athletes and comedians.
A scene from the Lionsgate movie "Uncle Drew," a comedy with an all-star roster of athletes and comedians. [ Lionsgate ]
Published Aug. 23
Updated Aug. 23

Drive-in movie: TASCO, the city of St. Petersburg’s teen arts and sports organization, is hosting a drive-in movie night Friday with Uncle Drew, the comedy based on the elderly streetball character NBA all-star Kyrie Irving created for a Pepsi commercial. The film has an all-star comedic and athletic roster, with Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Webber among the players and comedians Tiffany Haddish and Mike Epps, among others. The lot opens at 7 p.m. for cars to receive a spot. The movie begins at 8. Free. Concessions will be available for purchase. Crescent Lake Park, 1320 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg.

NBA all-star Kyrie Irving created the Uncle Drew character, an elderly streetball legend, for a Pepsi commercial that was later turned into the film "Uncle Drew."
NBA all-star Kyrie Irving created the Uncle Drew character, an elderly streetball legend, for a Pepsi commercial that was later turned into the film "Uncle Drew." [ STEVEN SENNE | AP ]

2. Free Golf for Kids: This is the last week for kids to take advantage of this deal at all Ace Golf locations, which are offering kids ages 5 to 15 a free small bucket of range balls every day through Aug. 31. Or, they can play a full 18 holes of golf on the course for free when accompanied by a paying parent. At the Riverview and Land O’ Lakes locations, kids can brush up on their putting and substitute a round of miniature golf. Ace Golf locations include Pebble Creek, 10550 Regents Park Drive, Tampa; Plantation Palms, 23252 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O’ Lakes; Crescent Oaks, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs; and Ace Golf Riverview, 12910 Boyette Road. 813-672-7750. ace-golf.com.

Clearwater Threshers player Luis Garcia tags the runner in a June game in Daytona Beach. The team will be giving away Beach Dogs beach towels at Thursday's game and have 50-cent hot dogs at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater.
Clearwater Threshers player Luis Garcia tags the runner in a June game in Daytona Beach. The team will be giving away Beach Dogs beach towels at Thursday's game and have 50-cent hot dogs at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater. [ DAVID TUCKER/NEWS JOURNAL | The Daytona Beach News-Journal ]

3. Beach Dog Day at Clearwater Threshers: The team will have 50-cent hot dogs and give away Beach Dogs beach towels for this fun night with the team in their Beach Dogs jerseys and caps. The promotion, which was rescheduled from July 30, will also have half-priced beverages and $3.50 craft beers (normally $7). Gates open at 6 p.m. Thursday for the 7 o’clock game against the Tampa Tarpons at BayCare Ballpark (formerly Spectrum Field), 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. milb.com/clearwater.

4. Summer Fun Days: Wawa is springing for free admission for families at the historic Bok Tower Gardens on the last Friday of the month this summer. The grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., a landscape architect who also helped design the National Mall, Jefferson Memorial and White House grounds. In addition to the garden, there is a 205-foot Singing Tower with carillon bells that play at 1 and 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. The gardens are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last admission at 5. $15, $5 ages 5-12. Free on Friday. 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. 863-676-1408. boktowergardens.org.

The Bok Tower reflection pool is seen at the historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. The last Friday of the month offers free admission for families from Wawa.
The Bok Tower reflection pool is seen at the historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. The last Friday of the month offers free admission for families from Wawa. [ Times (2006) ]

5. Train Show: Kids can enjoy a running train layout while adults check out vendors selling model trains, various hobby items, collectibles and die-cast cars. $5, 12 and younger free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Lopez Hall, 7177 58th St. N, Pinellas Park. 727-244-1341. regalrailways.com.