Treat Mom Right This Mother’s Day

. April 30, 2016.

Mother’s Day events and deals are popping up all around Washtenaw County.  Whether you are looking for a brunch deal, a catered activity or to work up a sweat, we think our picks will leave mom feeling appreciated.

Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Run/Walk

Where: 600 E. Liberty St.
What: This run/walk for the active mom, is presented by Athleta to benefit the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Goddesses in daily life, this is a race intended to celebrate moms. Moms and daughters can race together or  add a grandmother or granddaughter for the three generations of women category. There is a one mile option. Men are allowed to participate as well as long as they support a goddess. The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports endorses this event and participants receive a race-chip timing with results posted within six hours; a finisher’s medal; a race t-shirt; a post-race feast; a goodie bag with samples from sponsors; and a virtual goodie bag filled with discounts.  

Weber’s Boutique Hotel

Where: 3050 Jackson Rd.
What: Plan a special retreat at this famous location, including a special Mother’s Day brunch at Weber’s Restaurant.  Arrange a day of pampering by the pool area, and enjoy nightly entertainment and dancing at the Habitat. Call 734-769-2500 to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Weekend Spring Plant Sale

Where: Matthaei Botanical Gardens | 1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
What: Hanging plants and more, to brighten mom’s favorite room, will be for sale. Don’t miss the Mother’s Day tea party in the conservatory on May 8 between 1-3pm. RSVP by calling 734-647-8522.

Make a Mother’s Day card

Where: Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood | 3333 Traverwood Dr.
What: For grades preschool through age 5, the staff of the Ann Arbor District Library will be on hand to help children fashion a handmade card for mom that is sure to hang on the fridge all year long. Saturday, May 7 from 2-5pm, all materials provided.

Gandy Dancer

Where: 410 Depot St.
What: Mother’s Day marks a delightful opportunity to be surrounded by history in the lovely renovated 1886 Michigan Central Depot. Get ready for a delicious brunch including favorites such as cheese blintzes with fruit sauce, scrambled eggs, fresh Belgian waffles, creamed herring and peel-and-eat shrimp while you enjoy live jazz. Call 734-769-0592 for more information.


Whether you have simple taste or prefer a more extravagant itinerary for your day,
there is sure to be something in our area that will make this Mother’s Day special.
Take the time to be with your children and the special women in your life
as they recognize all that moms do everyday.