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A wealth of activities with moms in mind

Take mom on a cruise, stroll or trip to the zoo

Moms can explore the zoo for free with the purchase of a full-priced child's admission, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Call (813) 935-8552 or check

"I Love Mother's Day" run: The family can celebrate Mother's Day together at this 5K Run and ½-mile kids run, 8 a.m. Sunday, John Chesnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Breakfast follows. Special awards for finishers. $5-$20. Call (813) 495-1251.

Mother's Day at Selby: Stroll the gardens with free admission for all moms, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Also, three brunch seatings (9:30, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.) with music from 1-3 p.m. Brunch tickets $45, $35 members, $18 ages 6-12, under 5 free. Available online. Call (941) 366-5731, ext. 230 or check

Mother's Day cruise: Mom deserves brunch on a yacht. Seatings are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Yacht Starship Dining Cruises, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $59.95, $39.95 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. Call (813) 223-7999 or check

Symphony and fireworks for mom: Grab a blanket or chairs and take Mom to the Florida Orchestra outdoor presentation of Symphony of Life, 7:30 p.m., Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive. Fireworks. Free; $25 VIP (includes wine, cheese and fruit). Call, toll-free, 1-888-237-8772.

A wealth of activities with moms in mind 05/02/09 [Last modified: Saturday, May 2, 2009 4:30am]
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