Seasonal Fun - Mom's/Dad's Day

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May 6-8, Friday-Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The Mother's Day Weekend Celebration is a three-day weekend with many opportunities to honor and spend time with mom and loved ones. Enjoy the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, live music, Children's Garden activities, shopping, dining and more. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, Va.  9am-5pm.  $Regular Admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
May 7, Saturday
IN CELEBRATION OF MOTHER'S DAY STORYTIME
Barnes and Noble.
In celebration of Mothers Day, read about becoming an expert grandma sitter in How to Babysit a Grandma followed by Mom School. In Mom School a little girl imagines where her mom picked up all her amazing skills, like fixing a bike tire and baking cupcakes. Join us afterward to make a card for your mom or special caregiver. Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
May 7, Saturday
MOTHER'S DAY DINNER TRAIN
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Show Mom how much you care on board the Mountain Explorer. Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal and the comfort of this enclosed, climate controlled ride as you travel to the scenic High Falls of Cheat. Departs the Elkins depot at 5:30 p.m. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.  $79, Parlor Car $89.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-686-7245. 
 
May 7-8, Saturday & Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY IS EXTRA SPECIAL AT CARTER MOUNTAIN
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Surprise the mom in your life with a trip to Carter Mountain on Mother's Day weekend! Start the morning with our Pancake Breakfast (serving til noon). Then, children can enjoy our craft area (no charge) to make a special gift for mom. We'll have bouquets of spring flowers, already in a mason jar with a ribbon, as a grab and go. Then, take mom over to Prince Michel's wine tasting room, or Bold Rock's Hard Cider Cellar, both located right on our mountain, for a refreshing and delicious beverage, and enjoy family time together (we'll have plenty of sweet cider for the kids!). Carter Mountain Orchard.  Opening Hours.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
May 7, Saturday
MOTHER'S DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tandem Friends School.
Face painting, food and drinks for sale, lawn games, petting zoo, crafts for kids, environmental activities led by the Tandem Earth Committee. Beer tasting garden for adults (additional fee applies). Plenty of room for picnics on the lawn; bring your own chairs or blankets. Bands performing include Soul Transit Authority (featuring Dan Sebring), Bricker and the Benders, Robin Wynn, Tandem 5th Grade Band, Quaker Notes, Tandem Tadpoles, Thmoke, Tandem Playwrights and more. Tandem Friends School, 279 Tandem Lane.  11am-3pm.  $5 - Mothers free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mark Goldstein.  Email: mgoldstein2@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1303 x355. 
 
May 7, Saturday
MOTHER'S DAY TEA
Maymont.
Enjoy this time-honored tradition with your mother, daughter or special friend on the mansion porch as elegant ladies, distinguished gentlemen and attending servants see to every detail. Following tea and treats in this picturesque setting, guests are invited to visit the Mansion for special family-friendly tours that highlight the whirl of the Gilded Age social season and the "Elegant Entertaining at Maymont" exhibition. Register online by May 6. Maymont Mansion.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA.  2-4pm.  $18 per person; $15 for members.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
May 7-8, Saturday & Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND AT MOUNT VERNON
Mount Vernon.
Stroll through Mount Vernon's magnificent gardens in bloom. Lady Washington will give lavender sachets to all mothers (while supplies last). Mrs. Washington, the ultimate matriarch whose impression on Mount Vernon can be seen centuries later, is portrayed by Mary Wiseman. She brings more than 30 years of interpretive experience to the role of America's first First Lady. Celebrate mom with a special meal at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant on May 8! Relax at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner. Reservations are accepted using Open Table. If you need inspiration for a Mother's Day present, The Shops at Mount Vernon have everything from gourmet gifts to gardening accessories. Mount Vernon.  8am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (703) 780-2000. 
 
May 7, Saturday
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND: MUSIC, PLANT SALE & MORE
DuCard Vineyards.
Join us with Mom for Music on the Patio with Erin Lunsford and her soulful voice as she blends her way through folk, blues, rock and country melodies. We’ll also be hosting a Plant Sale featuring plants from the Madison Garden Club - sure to please the most precious mom! Choose a bottle of wine to pair with it and what mom wouldn’t be pleased with that! DuCard Vineyards.  12-5pm.  $No cover.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (540) 923-4206. 
 
May 7, Saturday
TISSUE PAPER FLOWER
Michael's Arts & Crafts.
Kids create May flowers from tissue paper and pipe cleaners! They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Michael's Arts & Crafts.  10am-12pm.  $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
May 8, Sunday
FRENCH CREPES FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Delfosse Vineyard and Winery.
Savory Crepes: Sauteed salmon with mango sauce, Bratwurst with caramelized red peppers and onions with dijon sauce, or Asian chicken with snow peas, carrots, broccoli and scallions on top. Sweet Crepes: Pears with almond mascarpone with triple berry sauce, Nutella and Bananas, or French style Crepe, plain sugar and a sprinkling of Grand Marnier. Reservations not required but if you're bringing a large group please let us know. Delfosse Vineyard and Winery.  1-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-6100. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY AT AGECROFT HALL
Agecroft Hall.
The gardens have free admission to celebrate moms. Agecroft Hall: Windsor Farms.  Directions: 4305 Sulgrave Road .  12:30-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-737-3767. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY AT POPLAR FOREST
Poplar Forest.
Give mom a special treat this Mother's Day with a FREE tour of Poplar Forest! Admission is free for mothers all day. Forest, VA.  10am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 525-1806. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
Restoration Restaurant.
Join us for our special Mother's Day Brunch. Interactive chef stations, and 3 courses. Restoration Restaurant.  11am & 1:30pm.  $37 adults, $16 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-1841. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Make Mom feel special by treating her to a fried chicken lunch in her honor at Graves Mountain Lodge, nestled deep in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  12-1:30pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Starry Nights What a better way to make mom feel special than to wine her and dine her. Enjoy brunch with your family in Saddleback Hall and then soak up the warm spring sun on our deck for the afternoon! Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Saddleback Hall.  12:30pm.  $75 includes meal, wine and gratuity.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000 ext. 108. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH
Boar's Head Inn.
Come for a traditional brunch in the Old Mill Room or a family-style brunch in the Pavilion. Boar's Head Inn.  11am-2pm.  $58 per adult, $25 per child.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2230. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY SUNDAY WINE BRUNCH
DuCard Vineyards.
Treat Mom to a pampered and relaxing Sunday Brunch catered by l’Etoile Catering and featuring the lovely harp music of Vicky Lee. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains serve as your scenic backdrop for this elegant outing. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison).  11:30am.  $59.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY TEA & TOURS
Agecroft Hall.
Spend the afternoon at Agecroft Hall. Enjoy live music by Susan DePhillip while drinking tea and dining on a variety of savory sandwiches and sweets. Then take a guided tour of the grand rooms of the museum’s first floor and the Tudor Kitchen. Special emphasis will be placed upon 17th century music and entertainment. Agecroft Hall.  3:30-5:30pm.  Contact: Katie Reynolds.  Email: kreynolds@agecrofthall.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-353-4241. 
 
May 28-29, Saturday-Sunday
RICHMOND ROSE SOCIETY SHOW
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Displays of specimen roses and advice from consulting experts. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Opening Hours.  $Regular Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 262-9887. 
 

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