Date: May 1, 2012
Head out to these Triangle-area events to celebrate Moms and Mother's Day.
Make it for Mother's Day Workshop
Create a special gift for mom by decorating flowerpots and learning about the different flowers and herbs that can grow inside of them. Ages 5-12. $. 4:30-6 p.m. Johnston Community College Arboretum brick building, 1240 E. Market St., Smithfield. 919-209-2052. johnstoncc.edu/arboretum/default.aspx
Make it, Take It: Flowers for Mom
Learn about North Carolina's rhododendrons and make a paper version to take home. Drop-in program. Free. 1-3 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St.,
Raleigh. 919-807-7982. ncmuseumofhistory.org
Celebrate Your Mom at Marbles
Celebrate your mom and spend Mother's Day at Marbles with special activities throughout the museum. Create fanciful bouquets of paper flowers and homemade potpourri gift sachets or whirl and twirl at an ADF Project Dance workshop. $ 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Plus, kids can treat their moms to a movie adventure at Marbles IMAX with a special Mother's Day discount for To The Arctic 3D, a spectacular journey of motherhood and survival in one of the harshest places on earth. (Moms see To The Arctic 3D for free with a paying son or daughter on Mother's Day Weekend). www.marbleskidsmuseum.org
SmartMomma Mothers' Appreciation Event
SmartMomma will host a mothers' appreciation event that features a Ju-Ju-Be trunk show, a sale of on items for mom and a giveaway. Free. 10 a.m- 3 p.m. RSVP at http://smartmomma.com/Store-Events-sp-19.html
May Day Open House
Celebrate Mother's Day at the park with nature play and fun activities. Free. 2-5 p.m. Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve, 11408 Raven Ridge Rd., Raleigh.
Mother-Daughter Dance Workshop
Join children's dance instructors to learn springtime dance choreography perfect for pairs. Snacks are provided during a break. Ages 5 and up. Registration required. $. 12:15-2:15 p.m. World in Motion Dance, 10235-500 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville. 919-465-4440. worldinmotiondance.com
Mother's May Day Hike
Honor a mother and Mother Nature by taking a walk together around the Historic Yates Mill County Park pond. See what the park's wildlife is about and learn about the baby animals and their mothers. All ages. Registration required. $. 11a.m.-noon. Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh. 919-856-6672. wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill
Run Like a Mother 5k
Women journey toward health and wellness during this women-only race, which includes a kids' 1-mile run. A post-race party with refreshments is at the finish line, along with activities for kids. All ages. Registration required. $. 8 a.m. Kerr Family YMCA, 2500 Wakefield Pines Dr., Raleigh. 919-524-7104. runlikeamotherrace.com
Triangle Jewish Chorale Spring Concert
Special for Mother's Day this year, the Triangle Jewish Chorale will present a mostly Yiddish program with some Hebrew, English and other languages.
All ages. Free (donations accepted). 3 p.m. The Levin Jewish Community Center,
1937 W. Cornwallis Rd., Durham. 919-354-4936.
Mother's Day Brunch Cooking Class
Katie Coleman, a certified chef, culinary instructor and owner of Durham Spirits Company, in Durham, will offer a Mother's Day Brunch cooking class at her historic home. Invite your mom, grandmother or friend for an interactive cooking experience, or have your husband treat you to a fun cooking class and brunch. Registration required. $ 1-3 p.m. www.durhamspiritscompany.com
Celebrate Your Mom at Marbles
Celebrate your mom and spend Mother's Day at Marbles with special activities throughout the museum. Create fanciful bouquets of paper flowers and homemade potpourri gift sachets or whirl and twirl at an ADF Project Dance workshop. $. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Plus, kids can treat their moms to a movie adventure at Marbles IMAX with a special Mother's Day discount for To The Arctic 3D, a spectacular journey of motherhood and survival in one of the harshest places on earth. (Moms see To The Arctic 3D for free with a paying son or daughter on Mother's Day Weekend). www.marbleskidsmuseum.org
Pump It Up Mother's Day Free Offer for Moms/Dads
Celebrate Mother's Day by spending some quality fun-time together at Pump It Up of Raleigh! Play together, share a treat and give Mom a special gift. Or Dads, why not give Mom the day off and you take the kids to play? $10 per child, $7 per sibling, Moms & Dads play for free! Noon-2 p.m. Purchase advance tickets: http://piumothersday2012event.eventbrite.com/ Call for details 919.828.3344
Updated May 4, 2012