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
During the event, mothers are invited to enjoy a mimosa bar, hors d’oeuvres, shoulder massages, skin care samplings, raffle items and swag bags containing discounts and samples from local businesses.
“We are very excited to host this celebration for moms to enjoy a few hours of pampering and a fun presentation on fashion styling for their busy lifestyle,” said Sarah Brown-Burdick, MOMS Club of Reston’s president. “It’s important for moms to take some time for themselves away from the day-to-day demands, and we hope this event gives them an opportunity to do that.”
Tickets to the event are $5 and are available at the MOMS Club of Reston website.
MOMS Club of Reston is a local chapter of MOMS Club International, a volunteer-based organization with the goal to provide support, primarily for parents who choose to stay at home to raise their children.