Mother's Day Programs Let Kids Make Gifts for Mom
Grandma and Me Painting and Tea Party
May 2 – Grandmothers and their grandchild paint a masterpiece on canvas and enjoy a tray of goodies. Proceeds benefit Door of Hope, an orphanage in South Africa. Ages 3 and older. Register online. $25. 10 a.m.-noon. Braggtown Baptist Church, 3218 North Roxboro Rd., Durham. 919-414-7197. grandmaandmeparty.eventbrite.com.
Mother’s Day Surprise Art
May 5 – Create a special surprise for your mom in celebration of Mother’s Day. Call to register. Ages 2-6 years. $5/child. 11 a.m.-noon. Rolesville Community Center, 514 Southtown Circle, Rolesville. 919-554-6582.
Mother’s Day Crafts
May 8 – Paint and decorate a frame and make a card for Mom. All ages. Registration suggested. $7. 4-6 p.m. Bull City Craft, 2501 University Dr., Durham. 919-419-0800. bullcitycraft.com.
Family Gardening Series: Herbs
May 9 – Learn how to plant herbs in a vegetable garden. Create an herb basket to take home for Mother’s Day. For ages 5 and older with adult. Register online. $6 member, $8 nonmember. 10-11:15 a.m. North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. ncbg.unc.edu.
Moms Rock Kids Roll
May 9 and 10 – Celebrate your amazing mom with make-and take-crafts, a photo op and hands-on healthy cooking. Take the fun on a roll in a bike rodeo May 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring a bike, trike, helmet and gear to use in the courtyard. $5 ages 1 and older. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-834-4040. marbleskidsmuseum.org.
Mother’s Day Event at Artopia
May 9 – Paint a beautiful canvas and make a custom card for your mother. An instructor will be on hand for assistance. Drop-in program. Ages 4-18. $40. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Artopia, 6109 Maddry Oaks Dr., Raleigh. 919-307-8144. artopia-raleigh.com.
May 10 – Spend Mother’s Day enjoying the signs of spring and discover the beauty of the season. Search for flowers, insects, birds and more. Create a bouquet of flowers to give to Mom or someone special. Registration required. $5/family. 1-3 p.m. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. 919-460-2723. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree.