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  1. For Mother's Day, encourage healthy eating habits by cooking with kids

    Cooking

    What better Mother's Day gift than creating a memory by cooking something with your kid?

    Katie Grafe, 11, Sharon Muir, and Shawn Grafe, 10, measure ingredients for an apple crumble recipe in a Fit4Allkids cooking class at the Community Health Centers of Pinellas at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center in St. Petersburg.
  2. The Force is strong with these Star Wars Day events in Tampa Bay

    Events

    Can you feel a disturbance in the Force?

    Monday is Star Wars Day, as in, "May the Fourth be with you," and the nerdosphere is tingling with special excitement this year with The Force Awakens due in December and Star Wars Weekends at Disney World bringing Frank Oz (Yoda) and Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine) for …

    Get your Mos Eisley Cantina on at the Bricks, the Glazer Children’s Museum and more. (This Cantina set is at Star Wars Celebration 2015 in California, though.)
  3. Nitro Circus Live claims a record-breaking jump before Tampa show (w/video)

    Events

    The action sports spectacle Nitro Circus Live says motocross rider Josh Sheehan landed a record-breaking triple backflip this week, just before the MTV stunt series kicks off its U.S. tour in Tampa on Tuesday.

    Nitro Circus athlete Josh Sheehan, 29, completes the world's first triple back flip on an FMX motor bike at Pastranaland on Tuesday. Nitro Circus Live comes to Tampa next week. (Nitro Circus)
  4. Review: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' over-the-top fun from start to anticlimactic finish

    Movies

    How do you top The Avengers, the third-highest grossing movie of all time?

    This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Chris Evans, left, as Captain America/Steve Rogers, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, in the new film, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 1, 2015. (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP) CAET427
  5. Florida Orchestra goes multi-sensory with The Planets

    Stage

    It's a multi-sensory treat when the Florida Orchestra adds visual dimensions to its masterworks concerts. This weekend, experience a hybrid of sights and sounds with Holst's The Planets, each movement representing a different planet in the solar system.

    This undated handout image provided by NASA, released Sept. 9, 2009, taken by the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, shows a celestial object that looks like a delicate butterfly. [AP Photo/NASA]
  6. Action sports superstar Travis Pastrana brings Nitro Circus Live to Tampa (w/video)

    Events

    The scene: A Nitro Circus Live event in South Africa. Wheelchair-bound extreme rider Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham had been bugging organizers to let him attempt a double front flip — a stunt that had never been landed — from a gigantic ramp at one end of a stadium. No one thought the trick was worth the …

    Subaru Rally driver Travis Pastrana will compete in the Los Angeles Red Bull Global Rallycross event, a two-race weekend. (PRNewsFoto/Subaru of America, Inc.) THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY PRNewsfoto and is for EDITORIAL USE ONLY**
  7. Rays will bring a fish to the mound Wednesday against Red Sox for Earth Day

    Events

    The Tampa Bay Rays are celebrating Earth Day today and also playing the Red Sox at home. Raymond the Rays mascot will have a guest, a mascot fish named Meloy from the global conservation group Rare. He is a panther grouper and the "chief finspiration officer" at Rare, a global conservation organization. Meloy will throw …

    For Earth Day, the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednseday will welcome a mascot fish named Meloy from the global conservation group Rare. Meloy will throw out the first pitch and also hand out his own baseball cards, pull fan stunts, pass out water bottles with information inside.
  8. 'Mythbusters' live show will get fans into the action in Tampa

    Events

    You'd better be ready to join in when the MythBusters duo of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman bring their live show to Tampa on Thursday. The show promises no less than a dozen chances for audience members to swing a sledgehammer or match wits with the Discovery Channel's most popular wizards of weird …

    The live show brings Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to the stage, plus lots of audience volunteers.
  9. Rays lineup for summer concerts: Jacksons, Steve Aoki, KIDZ BOP, more

    Events

    The Jacksons, pop star Cody Simpson, country artists Lee Brice and Kacey Musgraves, superstar DJ Steve Aoki and the kids from KIDZ BOP don't have much in common except this: They've all been signed by the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2015 Summer Concert Series.

    DJ Steve Aoki is one of the artists on the Tampa Bay Rays summer lineup. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
  10. Kennedy Space Center salutes 25 years of Hubble with special events

    Florida

    The Hubble Space Telescope was first launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in April 1990, and the visitor center at Cape Canaveral will celebrate 25 years of the observatory with three days of special activities and events April 24-26.

    The Hubble Space Telescope is shown following its release from the space shuttle Discovery in 1997. (NASA)