Mother's Day Round-Up

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Whether you’re a mother or a child, a grandmother, a grandchild, a husband, or a devoted friend, Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the wonderful women in your life.  Make it a special Mother’s Day this year with these Mother’s Day events in the Ann Arbor area:

Ladies Night Downtown
May 9/ 5pm
Downtown Ann Arbor
734-668-7112
mainstreetannarbor.org

Ladies Night in Downtown Ann Arbor offers awesome shopping discounts at over 30 different retailers and food and drink specials at all your favorite restaurants and bars. Pick up a gift for mother's day, or take your mom out for a night on the town.

Everywoman Exhibit
Apr 14 – May 23/ Monday – Friday: 8am-9pm

An ode to women in the arts, CEW (Center for the Education of Women) presents this 50th Anniversary collection of fine art that explores the lives and ambitions of women throughout the ages. A free exhibit.

Rackham Building, 4th floor
915 E. Washington St.
734-433-0826
rivergallery.com

Saturday at Sandhill Crane Vineyards

May 10/ 12pm-5pm

Celebrate Mom with an Open House featuring live music from the Doug Horn Trio and a Chocolate & Wine Pairing with Zack from Mindo Chocolate. $25

Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Rd.
Jackson, MI
517-764-0679
sandhillcranevineyards.com

Mother's Day Brunch at Sandhill Crane Vineyards
May 11/ 10am-1:30pm

Mother's Day brunch is here, with a menu including Eggs Benedict, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and wine cocktails. Reservations available.

Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Rd.
Jackson, MI
517-764-0679
sandhillcranevineyards.com

Home and Garden Extravaganza!
May 11/ 12pm-3pm

Music, food and a huge variety of arts & crafts; paint a pot and plant a seed, crafts for the whole family. Free

Sunday Artisan Market: Kerrytown Pavillion
315 Detroit St.
734-913-9622
artisanmarket.org

Wildflower Hike
May 11/ 1pm-2:30pm

Treat the mothers and mother figures in your life to a guided wildflower hike through Black Pond Woods and the Leslie Science & Nature Center grounds. You'll see beautiful blossoms popping up and sprouting through the soil. She’ll feel like Mother of the Year!  All ages are welcome. $5/ FREE for mom!

Leslie Science & Nature Center
1831 Traver Rd.
734-997-1553
lesliesnc.org

Mother’s Day Weekend at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot’s got a lot to offer this Mother’s Day with fondue lunch specials, four-course dinner menus and special Mother’s Day gifts available for purchase and presentation at the table.

Lunch: May 10 – May 11/ 12pm-4pm

Choose any cheese, salad and chocolate for $19.95 per person. Choose any cheese and chocolate to accompany your filet, chicken, or shrimp entree for $24.95

Dinner:  May 11

A four course feast of cheese, salad, your choice of entree and a delectable desert to round out the night. 

Chef's Entree- $34.95 (Includes: Filet Mignon, Old Bay Shrimp, Garlic Lemon Chicken, and Featured Pasta- served with signature sauces and fresh vegetables.)

Vegetarian Entree- $29.95 (Includes: edemame or onion rings, artichoke hearts, Portobello mushrooms, asparagus, Thai peanut-marinated tofu, spinach and artichoke ravioli and wild mushroom sachets).

Child Entree-  $7.95 12 and under (Entree only, includes: Chicken, Teriyaki Sirloin, Spinach & Artichoke Ravioli)

Add a gift: Purchase a box of 6 Signature Chocolate Covered Strawberries for $16 or 3 for $8. Give Mom a one-of-a-kind Melting Pot Cookbook for $24. Order your gift when you make a reservation and your server will present it at the table.

Reservations available.

The Melting Pot
309 S. Main St.
734-622-0055
meltingpot.com

Brunch at Gandy Dancer
May 11

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an exceptional brunch buffet at Ann Arbor’s historic Gandy Dancer. Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of quality time with quality cuisine.  $26.99 adults $13.99 children

Gandy Dancer
401 Depot St.
734-769-0592
muer.com/gandy-dancer

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