Besides brunch or dinner out, there are a wealth of activities to choose from, for a special way to spend some quality time with Mom — from a tea party, to a stroll in nature, to creating works of art or even dancing. Here’s a list of events we found – and let us know if we missed anything!
Mother’s Day Art Workshop – Kids can show their appreciation for Mom by creating a one-of-a-kind work of art for her at this workshop. Bring a family photo along to make it even more special. Cost is $5 for Reston residents, $10 for non-residents. Saturday, May 12, 9:30-11 a.m. at Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston Town Center, 12001 Market St., Suite 103. (GRACE)
Mother’s Day Tea – In honor of Mother’s Day, bring Mom to a tea party at Walker Nature Center. Sip tea or juice and sample a variety of pastries and fruits. Make a bouquet of paper flowers for Mom and take a stroll through the gardens to look for spring-blooming wildflowers. Cost is $7 for Reston residents, $9 for non-residents. Saturday, May 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. (Reston Association)
Sunday Afternoon Dance – For older kids (18 and over), why not take Mom for a sing around the dance floor? Dancers of all skill levels convene the second Sunday of the month to foxtrot, swing, cha-cha, and waltz during these fun afternoon dances. Music selection ranges from golden oldies to today’s more modern dance selections. Three mini-lessons, door prizes and light refreshments add to the fun. While this isn’t an official Mother’s Day event, it could be one that Mom enjoys. Cost is $5 for Reston residents, $10 for non-residents. Sunday, May 13, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. (RCC)
Mother’s Day 4-Miler and 1-Mile Fun Run – Invite Mom to come cheer you on, or to run with you! This event is said to be a great way to ease yourself into running season before the real hot weather begins. The 4-Miler starts on Baron Cameron Avenue and will finish at Browns Chapel Park. A one mile fun run/walk is also available. All pre-registered runners will receive a Mother’s Day 4-Miler short-sleeve, gender-specific commemorative race shirt. Hosted by Potomac River Running store. The race will benefit Devotion To Children, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to fulfilling the needs of children from birth to age six, so that they may become mentally, physically and emotionally healthy members of society.” Registration is $35 through May 11 or $40 the day of the race. (PRR Races)
Paint and Sip For a Good Cause – Bring Mom to an afternoon of wine and painting for a good cause. Pinot’s Palette in nearby Herndon is hosting a Paint It Forward event. A portion of your class fee is donated to BRAWS, which collects new undergarments and menstrual supplies to women in shelters. Bring a donation of new supplies, and get $10 off a future painting event. Cost is $50. “Bouquet of Elegance” class is 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13 at Pinot’s Palette, 12976 Highland Crossing, Suite D in Herndon. (Pinot’s Palette)
Did we miss anything? Share any other Mother’s Day events in or around Reston in the comments!
File Photo: Buck at Walker Nature Center in Reston