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5 things to do under $5 April 20-26: Science talks, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Cotee River Seafest

Admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg will be free on April 24.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

Admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg will be free on April 24.

1Taste of Science: It's no coincidence that this series of talks in local watering holes is coming on the heels of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. (and a local march at Poynter Park, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday). Scientists are pushing hard for more science literacy among laymen and you can hear some of the area's best researchers talk about their work. Monday through April 28, hear talks on climate science, cancer and the bioscience of beer at local coffee shops and pubs. Reserve a spot at tasteofscience.org/tampa. $5.

2 Holocaust Remembrance Day: Admission will be free Monday at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg to honor the day that marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. There will be a reading of Holocaust victims' names, talks by survivors John Rinde (noon) and Jerry Rawicki (2 p.m.), and a memorial service. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100.

3IRB Beach Fest: Feast on local food and enjoy a sunset at this festival with beach volleyball tournaments, cornhole, contests, paddleboarding and games, plus live music behind the Indian Rocks Beach County Park, 1700 Gulf Blvd. Free (food/drink additional). 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

4Clearwater Airpark Open House: Enjoy free hot dogs and sodas as you check out aircraft and other vehicles including the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office helicopter, SWAT team apparatus, Coast Guard helicopter, vintage Army apparatus and Clearwater Fire and Rescue vehicles. Free admission. Discounted airplane and helicopter rides available. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 1000 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. (727) 443-3433.

5Cotee River Seafest: The annual water-themed festival in New Port Richey's Sims Park includes a boat show, arts and crafts, boat rides, seafood, performances by the Pirate Magicians of St. Augustine, activities for kids and music. 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The third annual DUCKtona 500 Duck Race is at 4 p.m. Saturday. Free entry; $5 boat rides, activities and crafts. 5547 Main St.

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