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5 things to do under $5: Train Day, boat show, Darryl Strawberry at Night of Prayer

Assistant Conductor Brendan Kelly is seen before the 12:45 p.m. Silver Star to South Florida departs from Tampa Union Station at 1:30pm on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

KENT NISHIMURA | Times

Assistant Conductor Brendan Kelly is seen before the 12:45 p.m. Silver Star to South Florida departs from Tampa Union Station at 1:30pm on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

1Train Day: Tampa's historic Union Station will have a series of free family-friendly events to mark the anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Amtrak dropped the event this year due to budget cuts, but the Friends of Tampa Union Station volunteers will keep the celebration rolling. There will be train displays from the Florida Railroad Museum and railroad clubs, historic exhibits, live music and food trucks 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 601 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa.

2Florida Orchestra Family Concerts: The orchestra's principal harpist, Anna Kate Mackle, joins principal percussionist John Shaw to demonstrate their instruments at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Arrive early for an instrument petting zoo and a storytime for preschoolers through second grade. The 11:30 a.m. performance is sensory friendly. Concerts are "pay what you can" at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg.

3Tampa Bay Night of Prayer: With speaker Darryl Strawberry at the dais, the annual prayer breakfast hosted by the Christian Business Men's Connection has been moved to George M. Steinbrenner Field this year to accommodate the crowd. The four-time World Series champion and Tampa native will share his story of redemption and struggles with substance abuse. 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday. 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa. Free, but tickets required from tampabayprayer.com.

4Tampa Bay Boat Show: If you are ready to ride the waves, this three-day sales event features the area's top boat dealers as well as boating and fishing supplies and accessories. Some of the area's top fish guides and local experts share tips, secrets and fun stories on how to "catch the big one." 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free. (727) 893-8523.

5Gridiron Cooking Challenge: Watch as area elementary and middle school students prepare their best healthy, dairy-based recipes at One Buc Place for a panel of judges set up by the Florida Dairy Farmers association. Winners get a $2,500 prize pack for their school and additional prizes. There will also be cooking demonstrations by Publix, and photo opportunities with Buccaneer Ali Marpet, Buccaneers cheerleaders and team mascot Captain Fear. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. 1 Buccaneer Place, Tampa. Free.

5 things to do under $5: Train Day, boat show, Darryl Strawberry at Night of Prayer 05/10/17 [Last modified: Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:12pm]
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