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The Florida Orchestra’s Pops in the Park outdoor concert at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa in 2010.Times file (2010)

Things to do planner: Pops in the Park, sunflower mazes, CatCon DogFest for pet lovers

POPS PERFORMANCES: Free Florida Orchestra shows As the Florida Orchestra's season winds down, the popular free Pops in the Park concert returns Sunday to Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. Calling it a show of "Star Wars under the stars," the orchestra will have music from The Force Awakens, a tribute to the Beatles, the O …

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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 5

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    Amy Grant: The six-time Grammy winner embarks on the Live Life Together Tour with Nichole Nordeman and Ellie Holcomb. Each artist will perform some of their best-loved songs throughout the night. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $29-$65. (727) 791-7400.

    In this April 25, 2016, photo, singer Amy Grant poses for a portrait at her home in Nashville, Tenn. A new version of Grant's hit song, "Baby Baby," featuring original vocals from Grant and new vocals from Tori Kelly was released digitally on Friday as the 1991 No. 1 song is being remade for a new generation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NYET524
  2. More Mother's Day events around Tampa Bay

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    Mother's Day events

    Great Mother's Day Race

    The 5K run saluting mothers includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, prizes and medals for everyone. $20-$30. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. (813) 586-4637. 8 a.m. Sunday.

    Mother's Day Carnival

  3. Things to do planner: Pops in the Park, sunflower mazes, CatCon DogFest for pet lovers

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    POPS PERFORMANCES: Free Florida Orchestra shows

    The Florida Orchestra’s Pops in the Park outdoor concert at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa in 2010.
  4. Where to find Cinco de Mayo celebrations around Tampa Bay

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    Dunedin Street Festival and Dance Party

  5. 5 things to do under $5 May 5-11: Watch Mercury cross the sun, Streetcar Live concert

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    1Mercury Transit: Monday brings a daytime attraction for astronomy fans when Mercury, right, passes across the face of the sun. It's a fairly uncommon sight, with the last one happening 10 years ago and the next one visible in the United States in 2019. If nothing else, to see a tiny planet silhouetted like a …

    IN SPACE - JANUARY 14:  The planet Mercury is shown from a distance of approximately 17,000 miles, taken by NASA's Messenger spacecraft January 14, 2008 at the spacecraft's closest approach to planet. The image shows features as small as six miles in width.  Similar to previously mapped portions of Mercury, this hemisphere appears heavily cratered. On the upper right is the giant Caloris basin, including its western portions never before seen by spacecraft. Formed by the impact of a large asteroid or comet, Caloris is one of the largest, and perhaps one of the youngest basins in the solar system.  (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
  6. Moms get in free to these Tampa Bay attractions for Mother's Day

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    The best gift for moms is your time and attention. Several attractions in the area are offering freebies and free admission for moms with any paid admission from their admiring family.

    Moms can relax in a Mother’s Day Lounge or play with the kids at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa on Sunday. The museum has more than 27,000 square feet of play space.