Top Mother’s Day Events In Connecticut

May 10, 2013 8:00 AM

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Mother’s Day is an opportunity to not only thank mom for all the many things she has done for you, but also to show your appreciation for her as a person. Single mom or matriarch, here in Connecticut there are as many ways to say “I love you” as there are moms. 

Seasons at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrook Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
(203) 389-5555

Date: May 12, 2013

Mom deserves the best and Seasons at Oak Lane is just that. Show your appreciation for all mom does by taking her to a place with customer service that will make her feel like a queen, food that will please her palate and breathtaking views to soothe her soul. The brunch menu offers something for everyone including fresh fruit, bagels, pancakes, french toast, pasta, salads, a carving station, an omelet station and more. Golfers can enjoy a game or make use of the practice area or driving range before or after the meal at this now public facility. Reservations are required.

Hands and Paws Reiki For All
375 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06676
(203) 994-5308

Date: May 11, 2013

If your mom embraces a holistic lifestyle or you would like to introduce her to the idea, why not sign up for a jewelry workshop at Hands and Paws Reiki For All? Get in a little quality one-on-one time before the big family celebration and learn about the healing properties of crystals as you create your own therapeutic piece of jewelry. Reference materials are available to learn about the healing properties of various stones. Find out how choosing the materials and making your own jewelry infuses the item with your unique healing energy. Other classes are ongoing and new ones are being added, making this a journey that the two of you can continue on and benefit from together. This particular event costs $40.

Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
937 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 754-5189

Date: Now through May 12, 2013

You don’t have to be of Greek descent to enjoy the food and fun at this Mother’s Day weekend tradition. For the 41st consecutive year, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will be the place to go for one of the best cultural experiences around. The menu includes some of the most mouth-watering fare such as moussaka, gyros, souvlaki and spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese in layered filo dough) with hamburgers and hot dogs for those who are not so keen on trying something different. Don’t forget to sample some desserts to die for like baklava, kourambiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar) or loukoumades (honey puffs with walnut and cinnamon). Enjoy Greek music, dancing, raffles, kids activities and shopping to enrich your experience.

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RiverQuest Cruise
1 Marine Park, Route 82
Eagle Landing State Park
Haddam, CT 06438
(860) 662-0577

Date: May 12, 2013

Help mom get away from it all with a 90-minute cruise on the RiverQuest. Choose the time slot that fits your family’s schedule and enjoy the sights while you learn about the rich history of the Connecticut River and its many inhabitants. Cruise in comfort on this 64-foot, handicap-accessible vessel that offers both indoor and outdoor accommodations. Mom’s admission is half price to celebrate her day.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Wilton Garden Club
Wilton Town Green
101 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Dates: May 10-11, 2013

If your mother enjoys expressing herself through outdoor gardening, then head over to the Wilton Garden Club’s annual plant sale. Add to mom’s collection and help get her started for the season. Items available include perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, vegetables, grasses, ground covers, gifts and more. Your mom will appreciate being showered with some of her favorite things that are almost as beautiful as she is. The sale will be held rain or shine. Be sure to get there early for the best selection.

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Theodora DeBarbieri is an animal advocate, columnist and local TV show host residing in Connecticut. She is owned by a number of dogs, cats and birds. Her work can be found at

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