Mother's Day Events around the Bay Area
Celebrate Mom at the Mad Hatter's Tea at Filoli Gardens.
Festival of Flowers Mother's Day Celebration - Celebrate the magic of flowers, the beauty and power of motherhood and the wonder of Mother Earth. Event includes a free buffet, bouquet and crown making, a raffle and more. Sat., May 11. 11am-2pm. FREE. North Richmond Farm, 323 Brookside Drive, Richmond. 510-232-0911.
Mother's Day Kayaking Tour - This special tour is designed just for mothers. Tour the area in a relaxed pace in safe double sea kayaks, enjoying the marine life, sea breeze and sunshine. This tour is perfect for all levels and abilities. No experience necessary. For ages 12 and up. Sun., May 12. 9:30am-12pm. $65-110. Encinal Boat Ramp, 190 Central Ave., Alameda.
Mother's Day Live Drama - This show highlights the joys and struggles of modern day motherhood through a funny but action packed musical. Follow the stories of mothers who go on a journey to find hope, healing and purpose. Sun., May 12. 10am-12:30pm. Victory Outreach Church of Concord, 2351 Olivera Road, Concord. 925-222-5905.
Mother’s Day Puppet Show - Roo & Friends present this show for kids ages 2.5 and up. Sat., May 11. 10:30am. FREE; donations appreciated. Berkeley Covenant Church, 1640 Hopkins St.
Mother's Day With Surface - It's the Bay Area return of the platinum-selling recording group Surface, who created one of the most distinct sounds and longest string of hits to emerge from the 1980s and early '90s. Sun., May 12. 8pm. $30-50. Bal Theatre, 14808 East 14th St., San Leandro. 510-614-1224.
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Exploratorium Community Mother's Day - Take the family to visit this famous science and tech museum at no charge. Sun., May 12. 10am-5pm. FREE. Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco. 650-723-2300.
Hungry Kitchen Mother's Day Tea - Children will spend the first 90 minutes learning how to cook delicious recipes with fresh and dried herbs. The last half-hour they will enjoy their creations with their parents. Kids will also make a gift for parents to take home. For ages 5-12. Sat., May 11. 1-3pm. $45. New Leaf Community Classroom, 146-A San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 650-798-7264.
Mother's Day Craft - The West Portal Artistry and Craft Club meets the third Thu. of each month for conviviality and craft-making. Thu., May 16. 6:30pm. FREE but register in advance. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, San Francisco. 415 355-2886.
Mother’s Day Mad Hatter Tea - Celebrate the queen of your heart while we paint the roses red in honor of Mom. Back by popular demand, our Mother’s Day Mad Hatter Tea returns. Sun., May 12. 11am-12:30pm. $75. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. 650-364-8300.
Make a Mother’s Day Gift and Card - Children in 3rd grade and up are invited to make a gift and a card for Mother's Day. All materials are provided. Thu., May 9. 4-5pm. FREE. Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road.
Merit Scholars Mother's Day Concert - Young musicians perform special selections to celebrate Mother’s Day in this annual event. 5pm. FREE. Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
Mother's Day at the Farm - Description Hidden Villa is built by and around a community of mothers - from Josephine Duveneck to Tilly the Cow! Come make a card or other nature craft to give to a mother you know. It could be for your own mother or it could be one of the many animal mothers we have on the farm right now! 9:15am-1:45pm. FREE. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
Roaring Camp Railroads Mother's Day Brunch - A brunch buffet and kids crafts accompanied by live music by Pat Hull, followed by a steam train ride through a redwood forest. Sun., May 12. Brunch: 9 am and 11 am. $50-69. Brunch only: $29-39. 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton. 831-335-4484.
Winchester Mystery House Mother's Day Brunch - Enjoy brunch in the Victorian Gardens of the Winchester Mystery House, and then explore the world-famous mansion on the 65-minute tour. 11am. $19-99. 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose.