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10 Ways to Celebrate this Mother's day in El Dorado, Folsom, and Roseville

Apr 30, 2019 04:07PM

You’ve told Mom you love her, now it’s time to show her just how much. Sweat it out, eat up, or sip away at leisure. Whatever you do, make it special. Happy Mother’s Day! 

Whisk Mom away on a motorcar ride for a Mother’s Day Brunch. Take a 90-minute ride into the heart of Folsom’s beautiful Willow Creek Nature Area where your family will enjoy an outdoor brunch buffet, live music, and a free mimosa for Mom. Brunch—provided by Mimi’s Café—will include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and beverages.

Mother’s Day Brunch on the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad

Channel your inner Monet and bring a little color to the day with a two-hour class on “water lilies” at The Painted Cork in Folsom. Create and connect with Mom while enjoying your own wine or beer and snacks. All art supplies are provided along with paper plates, cutlery, etc. Meant for ages 21 and older.

Mother’s Day Triathlon/Duathlon

If fitness is her forte, TBF Racing is organizing a Mother’s Day Triathlon/Duathlon beginning at 9 a.m. at Folsom’s Granite Beach. Participate in a 400-yard swim or two-mile run, 6.5-mile bike ride, and two-mile run course for women and girls. There will also be a Mother’s Day Coed 5K (that’ll allow sons, husbands and boyfriends to race) and a Happy Kids 3K starting at 8:30 a.m.   

North Auburn Art Studios Tour: Italian Village by LouCinda Laughlin

Don’t miss the 22nd annual North Auburn Art StudioS Tour on Mother’s Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free event and self-guided tour will showcase 18 local artists—whose mediums range from jewelry and wearable textile art to ceramics and photography—in their studios.

BerryFest Strawberry Festival

Mom will be berry happy at the BerryFest Strawberry Festival held @theGrounds in Roseville. Plenty of strawberry treats are to be found here (including a strawberry pancake breakfast), along with shopping, cooking demonstrations, live bands, and a beer garden. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, princess pageant, and fun zone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

Skip the coffee and take her to the Mother’s Day Formal Tea at Nautilus Tea in Fair Oaks on May 12. Choose your favorite tea from their collection and enjoy it with some delectable delights including finger sandwiches, quiche, scones, and desserts. Reservations are required.  

Wine-loving mommas will be treated to gourmet food (Manila clams, tempura asparagus, and spring bread), award-winning vino, and spectacular views of rolling hills and blooming wisteria at the Mother’s Day Lunch at Wise Villa Winery in Lincoln. The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and reservations are required. 

Mother’s Day Lunch at Wise Villa Winery

Instead of bringing roses to Mom, bring Mom to the roses at Master Gardeners of Placer County’s 34th annual Mother’s Day Tour. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., stroll through seven themed and colorful gardens in Placer County, which will include a heritage garden, a shady retreat, and a hidden memory garden.   

Master Gardeners’ Mother’s Day Tour

You can’t go wrong celebrating Mother’s Day with delicious food and drink from any of the region’s fabulous restaurants. La Provence Restaurant & Terrace, The Flower Farm, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Fat’s Asia Bistro, Land Ocean, and Sienna are just some of the great options to treat her at. Better make that reservation soon! 

Is she looking for some laughs? Harris Center’s Menopause the Musical is about four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, and the works. The show is a musical parody that’s set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Matinee show is at 2 p.m. on May 12.