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5 things to do under $5: Cupcake contest, Family Day at TMA, Toy Train and Hobby Show

MONICA HERNDON | Times Artist Patricia Cronin gazes up at her sculpture, Aphrodite Reimagined, on August 15, 2018 at the Tampa Museum of Art, in Tampa, Fla. The sculpture is part of Cronin\u2019s solo exhibition, Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite, and the Lure of Antiquity: Conversations with the Collection. The exhibition is on display August 16 through January 6, 2019.
Published Aug. 21, 2018

1 Family Day at the TMA: The Tampa Museum of Art on Saturday opens up its galleries for families to enjoy art projects, interactive activities and live performances inspired by the "Vapor and Vibration" exhibition. Kids will also likely get a kick out of the monumental sculpture by Patricia Cronin called Aphrodite and the Lure of Antiquity, above, which has been set up outside in the plaza. Admission is "pay as you will" from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 120 W Gasparilla Plaza.

2 Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest: One of the sweetest and most popular fundraisers of the year brings out loads of professional and amateur chefs (including young bakers ages 10-16) to compete for bragging rights. For $5, spectators get to vote for the People's Choice award. The sugar rush starts at noon Saturday at the Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-7872.

3 Story Marks: Ever wonder about the story behind someone's tattoo but were too polite to ask? This gallery-style event Saturday will have women sharing their stories, with the photos and stories displayed. Noon-2 p.m. The Portico, 1001 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $5. (813) 417-0233.

4 Toy Train and Hobby Show: Vendors and collectors display a variety of model trains, tracks and accessories. The show also features crafts, die cast cars, greeting cards and other collectibles. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Lopez Hall, 7177 58th St. N, Pinellas Park. $5, 12 and younger free. (727) 244-1341.

5 Caribbean Carnival and Festival: A family-friendly, multicultural event celebrating the food, spirit and music of the islands with food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, a street parade, dancers, beer trucks, DJ dancing and live music. Noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Free. (702) 994-1317.


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    The countywide Council will exhibit work at the Avalon Park West community.
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