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5 things to do with kids in Tampa Bay this week: May 10-16

Families can play and get free greens to take home from the Collard Green Festival, local musicians perform on lawns for the Porchfest, and a prime cat show returns.
Collard greens will be available for free to festival visitors at the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg on May 15.
Collard greens will be available for free to festival visitors at the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg on May 15. [ MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times ]
Published May 10
Updated May 10

1. Collard Green Festival: If you are trying to get your kids to eat more greens this could be the ticket to turning them on to a healthy dish. This year’s festival will be a hybrid in-person and virtual festival for families to experience urban agriculture, culinary demonstrations, fitness and entertainment. There will be a collard green giveaway, youth farming exhibits, Publix Aprons classes and virtual appearances by celebrity food author Toni Tipton-Martin and chef Edouardo Jordan. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg, and surrounding streets in the Deuces Corridor. tbcgf.org.

At the 2019 Collard Green Festival, Roosevelt Harris moved collard greens to a table for a giveaway. Collards will again be handed out Saturday, and there will be cooking demonstrations and family fun.
At the 2019 Collard Green Festival, Roosevelt Harris moved collard greens to a table for a giveaway. Collards will again be handed out Saturday, and there will be cooking demonstrations and family fun. [ Times (2019) ]

2. Porchfest and Art in the Park: The combined events will benefit local artists who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families can roam the streets of the historic Roser Park neighborhood where local musicians will perform on porches and front lawns. There will also be food trucks, giveaways and the dedication ceremony for artwork by Jeff Whipple. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 500 Roser Park Drive, St. Petersburg. historicroserpark.org.

3. Bob Seymour Jr. Memorial Fishing Derby: Kids ages 5 to 16 can bring their own pole and bait and cast in to see if they can catch the biggest, smallest or ugliest fish for prizes. A parent must be present to sign a waiver and assist with baiting, casting and taking fish off hooks. Free. 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve North, 423 Lafayette Blvd., Oldsmar. 813-749-1152.

At the 2016 TICA All Breed Cat Show, Josey Wales, a three-time Supreme Grand Champion, gets groomed. More than 140 cats will compete in the competition May 15-16.
At the 2016 TICA All Breed Cat Show, Josey Wales, a three-time Supreme Grand Champion, gets groomed. More than 140 cats will compete in the competition May 15-16. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]

4. TICA Allbreed Cat Show: Judges from around the world will judge more than 25 breeds of cats in this show with adoptable cats and kittens on site, cat education and cat supplies for sale. Masks are required. Go to eventbrite to buy tickets. $5-$10. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater.

5. Florida Orchestra Family Concert: One of the few orchestras to be performing for live audiences, the Florida Orchestra presents Roald Dahl’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This PG-rated version explores what you would do if you had a magic mirror. Narrated by actor Becca McCoy, the concert kicks off with images of a new work by renowned installation artist Ya La’ford, set to Mozart’s iconic overture to The Marriage of Figaro. Daniel Black conducts. $8-$10, 3 and younger free. 2 p.m. Sunday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.