It probably won't make up for getting spit up on or for all the hours waiting by the phone long past curfew, but moms can get lots of bonuses and free admission this weekend for Mother's Day. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]
Yolanda Adams The Grammy-winning gospel superstar will be giving a Mother's Day concert Sunday at the USF Sun Dome. Despite a Ticketmaster note that the time has changed, Sun Dome managers say the concert is at 3:30 p.m., and doors will open one hour before showtime at 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $25-$50. (813) 974-3002.
Florida Aquarium Moms get in free with other full paid adult or child admission from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000. flaquarium.org.
Lowry Park Zoo Moms admitted free with purchase of child's ticket (must be bought on Sunday). The zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $18.95, $17.95 seniors, $14.50 ages 3 to 11 at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552. lowryparkzoo.com.
Florida Railroad Museum Moms can ride the vintage train free on Sunday with a paid child's ticket to the museum. It runs 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $11, $7 ages 3 to 11 at 12210 83rd St. E (behind post office), in Parrish. Toll-free 1-877-869-0800. frrm.org.
Mother's Day Latin Festival Get your fill of Latin and Caribbean food, children's games, dance demonstrations, Latin clothing display and music by Otimo, De La Ghetto, NG2, Rough Riders and C.D. Leones. The event benefits children infected with HIV. It is from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at the England Brothers Bandshell, 5121 80th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $10, 12 and younger free. (813) 650-4485.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Free admission for all moms and grandmothers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be music by the Venturas from 1 to 3 p.m. and you can see more than 20,000 tropical plants, including 6,000 orchids, in an 11-acre open-air and under-glass museum. The garden is at 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. (941) 366-5731. selby.org.
VIP Moms Mother's Day VIP tasting with treats from Cafe Luna from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Pic Pac Fine Wines, 6609 Central Ave., St. Pete. $20. (727) 347-0743.
Mother's Day at the Winery Get a Mother's Day alfresco buffet brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (reservations required, $19.95 adults, $9.95 kids), plus wine tours ($5 adults, $2 kids), wine tastes ($3 for 6 wines) at the Keel and Curley Winery, 5202 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. (813) 752-9100 or keelandcurleywinery.com
Streetcar ride for mom The TECO Line Streetcar System in Tampa is offering free rides for moms between noon and 8 p.m. on Sunday when accompanied by their families. Go to tecolinestreetcar.org for info.