Friday, May 6, 2011

Many ways to celebrate mom

Motherís Day events on the calendar throughout valley


By SABINA DANA PLASSE
Express Staff Writer

Cintia Scola Quecada will sing for a Motherís Day concert at Music Ďní Meís Motherís Day concert at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey. Courtesy photo.

Moms do deserve a special day. Why? She will dig out the bit of change in her purse to buy treats. She listens to stories no matter the subject matter. She will call to say hello when no else does. She will take care of a bruised knee or a broken heart. She is a caregiver, best friend and go-to woman for anything.

On Sunday, May 8, the Wood River Valley will celebrate Mother's Day through several events to honor one of the most important members of a family. Of course, Dad gets his day on Sunday, June 19.

How do you show Mom love? Take her to brunch at Cristina's, buy her a plant from Sun Valley Garden Center or Webb, give her chocolate from the Sun Valley Chocolate Foundry, send her cruising in style from Sturtos, present her with something special from the Picket Fence or send her flowers from Primavera.

Mom may also enjoy a special gift from The Hunger Coalition to help out single moms and struggling mothers of families in times of need. The Hunger Coalition provides wholesome groceries and a sense of security, especially for mothers who are experiencing tough economic times. To make a gift, visit thehungercoalition.org or send a gift to The Hunger Coalition, 121 Honeysuckle St., Bellevue, ID 83313. In addition, The Hunger Coalition invites donors to share a story about their mother being an inspiration. The Hunger Coalition will send a note to the mother who was the inspiration for the donation.

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Celebrate with all the mothers in the family at the Senior Connection in Hailey. The Senior Connection will serve a Mother's Day Brunch with champagne on Sunday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brunch is $20 for adults, $8 for ages 4-12 and free for ages under 3. Reservations are required. For details, call 788-3468.

In addition, the Sun Valley Resort has a Mother's Day package available through Sunday, which includes a complimentary Sunday brunch for two. Moms can enjoy a discounted massage rate, too. For details, call 786-8259.

In Hailey, treat Mom like a queen at King's. On Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., King's will have activities for kids and mothers at the store's annual Potting Flowers for Mom event. In addition, moms have the opportunity to win a "Mom's cool treasure" at a drawing at 3 p.m. on Saturday. For details, call King's at 788-0159.

Mom may also enjoy a free outing to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey on Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m. for a concert with Cintia Scola Quecada from Sao Paolo, Brazil. Music 'n' Me presents a special Mother's Day performance with Quecada. The musical afternoon will include singing, piano and cello with music ranging from light jazz to New Age.

Sabina Dana Plasse: splasse@mtexpress.com




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