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Mother's Day Magic

Out and about on Mother's Day 2011

May 6, 2011, 10:00 am
By Tim Kraemer

Mother's Day may not have as many decorations dedicated to it as Christmas or Halloween, but moms are definitely just as important as baby Jesus and jack-o-lanterns. Check out any one of these community events to mark the occasion and, if possible, bring your mom along, too.

Jazz Hands
Jazz singer Susan Abod and pianist Chris Ishee provide the entertainment at a Mother's Day celebratory jazz brunch.
11:30 am-1:30 pm Sunday, May 8. $40. Museum Hill Café, 710 Camino Lejo, 988-1234

Mother and Child
Admission is free for moms all day at the Santa Fe Children's Museum. The afternoon's activities for the kids include making gifts for their moms and singing and dancing along with Lori Sunshine at "Sunshine's Music with Children."
Noon-5 pm Sunday, May 8. Free. Santa Fe Children's Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359

Choo Choo
Santa Fe Southern Railway's Mother's Day Lunch Train includes a train ride to Lamy followed by a barbecue lunch for moms and their children and families to all enjoy together.
Noon-4 pm Sunday, May 8. $38-$70. Santa Fe Southern Railway, 410 S Guadalupe St., 989-8600

Motherly Art
The Museum of International Folk Art's Mother's Day celebration focuses on the mother we all share, Mother Earth. Families learn about recycling and make art in tribute to the environment. Complimentary take-home recycling bins are provided for residents of Santa Fe.
1-3 pm Sunday, May 8. Free with museum admission. Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 476-1200

Home Sweet Home
The Historic Santa Fe Foundation's Annual Mother's Day Historic House Tour features looks into four historic homes, open to visit in any order attendees choose.
1-4 pm Sunday, May 8. $5. The James L Johnson House, 545 Canyon Road. Francis C Wilson Garden, 316 E Buena Vista. Tudesqui House and Garden, 135 E De Vargas St. Donaciano Vigil House, 518 Alto St. 983-2567

Walk It Off
Keep fit and celebrate the women and girls of Santa Fe at Women's Health Services' Mother's Day Community Walk.
2-4 pm Sunday, May 8. Free. Women's Health Services, 901 W Alameda St., Ste. 25, 955-9426

Mother Earth's Day
Music, dance and celebration await at The Art of Nature's Gratitude for Spring Community Celebration, which gives thanks to Mother Earth. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite animals and bring along picnic dinners.
3-5 pm Sunday, May 8. Free. Cerro Gordo Park (next to Upaya Zen Center), 1404 Cerro Gordo Road, 795-7272


 

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