Mother's Day Outings and Specials

Mother's Day Outings and Specials
You've probably planned Mother's Day brunch and dinner, but here are some fun (and frugal!) activities for in between. Plus, we found a few one-day only specials that you and Mom can both appreciate.

Much like those messy paintings and botched pottery pieces from third-grade art class, no matter what you do, your mom probably will still love it. To bring back old childhood memories, you might carry a conversation over a little arts and crafts hour. If you're more an outdoors lover, the two of you might want to celebrate outside. And to escape from life's stresses for the day, try a relaxation break. Find out where to do it all in Cincy Chic's report on the happenings around town for Mother's Day weekend.

1. Gallery Goings

For a FREE evening event, head over to the Loveland Art Studios on Main. The day and evening event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 8,, with a preview night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6. With some art activities for the kids, light refreshments and three floors of open artist studios, you can get your artistic fix with some fun. On Saturday evening, you even can enjoy a wine tasting and live music. Call (513) 683-7283 for more information.

2. An Afternoon in Mt. Adams

After brunch at the Terrace Café at the Cincinnati Art Museum you can take a final look at the "Starburst: Color Photography" exhibit that features work from the 1970s to the 1980s. Or walk off your lunch window-shopping in Mt. Adams or heading down to Eden Park for some fabulous 'Mom and Me' photo-taking opportunities.

3. Music to Her Ears

The BonBonerie Tearoom
will be playing host to a Mother/Daughter Tea Party from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Along with delicious sweet and savory goodies, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, and pastries, mothers and daughters can enjoy live music from a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra member. The event costs $35 per person, and you can purchase the tickets by going to the Cincinnati Symphony Web page or by clicking here to go directly to the ordering page.

Following the tea party, head to Music Hall to hear Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1" with special guest Alexander Toradze and musical selections from Wagner. Tickets range from $10 to $95.

4. Take Mom Out to the Ballgame

Watch the Cincinnati Reds face off the Chicago Cubs at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, May 9. Plus, the first 10,000 moms get a special giveaway. Plan lunch for everyone at the ballpark with a few hotdogs, sundaes, and draft beers. Visit the Cincinnati Reds Web page for more details on ordering tickets for the game.

5. Zoo Babies!

If you're looking for a great place to take the kids and your mom, head over to the Cincinnati Zoo
where you and your mom will get in free! Your babies will love the Zoo Babies exhibit, and you and your mom can catch up strolling everyone around the park.

6. Bring Your Mom (to) Flowers

Instead of buying your mom a bouquet, why not take her to the Krohn Conservatory for millions of gorgeous flowers and the annual Butterfly Show? On Mother's Day, your mother will get in FREE. The exhibit is normally $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for ages 4 to 17, and free for ages three and younger.

7. Sip Some Tea

Essencha Tea House
in Oakley will be hosting a special Mother's Day tea, modeled after a European Style tea party. Call (513) 533-4832 to make a reservation.

8. Safe Driving Leads to Fab Shopping

Of course, AAA is a great idea just in case you get a flat tire on your trek around town to all these fabulous deals, but they're also offering a special "Show Your Card and Save" deal on Saturday, May 8. The first 50 AAA members can grab a free Cincinnati Premium Outlets tote bag while they're shopping at the outlet mall and pick up special one-day savings at participating stores. Visit the Information Center in the Food Court for check-in, enter to win contest forms, and membership benefits. See the list of participating stores here.

Photographer: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Models: Connie Stricker and Linda Palacios
Location: The McAlpin
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