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Mother's Day is almost upon us and, while some people think it ends after giving mom breakfast in bed, the fun doesn't have to end there. Treat mom to the whole day by taking advantage of the many activities Sacramento has to offer.
Scribner Bend Vineyards Mother's Day Brunch
Location: 9051 River Road
Event hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Scribner Vineyards is opening its doors for a brunch catered by Rayna's Gourmet Catering. There will be three brunch times available: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Located about 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento, guests get to sit and eat outside, surrounded by grape vines.
"It's 15 minutes from downtown, but you feel like you're in a different world. It's got gorgeous arches throughout, covered in red and white roses," said Event and Marketing Manager Karen Gamalski.
Prices include $25 for Wine Club members and $30 for non-club members. Children under the age of 5 are free. Wine is not included, but is available. Club members will receive a complimentary glass of champagne with the brunch.
Reservations are required. For reservations, call 744-1803 and for more information, click here.
MOM's Day Bake Sale at the Sacramento Zoo
Location: 3930 West Land Park Drive
Event hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
For families with little kids, enjoy a trip to the Sacramento Zoo, where a small bake sale outside the orangutan exhibit will be in full swing. The profits of the bake sale will go to Missing Orangutan Mothers, an organization that aids orphaned orangutan babies in the wild. Baked goods will be donated from local bakeries.
East Sacramento Garden Tour
Location: 3535 M St.
Event hours: 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.
For moms who love to garden, the 14th annual East Sacramento Garden Tour can be a relaxing day out. For $20 per person (children ages 12 and under are free), attendees are given a map to seven walking-distance home gardens directly around the David Lubin Elementary School. The funds from each ticket go into a fund that benefits the school.
Each home garden has been volunteered by the owners and has been embellished and dressed up by local shops and florists.
"(Guests) look forward to it every year, and it's become a tradition they do on Mother's Day. No one's been disappointed yet," said Embellishing Committee member Amy Schnetz.
The school garden will also be available for viewing. A boutique will be open at the school during the event.
Mother's Day Excursion Train Rides at the California State Railroad Museum
Location: 125 I St.
Event hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All mothers who take a train ride will be treated with a double fudge-dipped cake pop (while supplies last).
Tickets are available online and in person. The cost for adults is $10, $5 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children 5 and under.
For more information, call 445-6645 or click here.
Raley Field Presents Mother's Day Brunch Ticket Package
Location: 400 Ballpark Drive
Event hours: Pre-game brunch served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The package includes a senate ticket, pre-game brunch, and $10 Macy’s Gift Card. One mom, of the package purchasers, will be randomly selected to throw the game’s first pitch. The brunch includes choice of bacon, ham, steak, scrambled eggs and more.
For more information, click here.
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