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Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th, 2014!

Here are just a few of the many unique things happening throughout Massachusetts on and around Mother’s Day. The information provided here may not be complete, so please contact the destination for more information. For fun activities to do at home no matter where you live, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Duckling Day Parade
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Boston Common
This year's parade begins at 12:00; preregistration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the base of the Shaw Memorial, just below the State House. Fall in behind the Harvard University Band on a journey through Boston Common over to the Boston Public Garden. All children that are registered receive ducky prizes and refreshments. For more info call (617) 723-8144. There is a $35 donation per family ($40 the day of the event) - you may donate at the friends of the public garden website here: http://www.friendsofthepublicgarden.org/kids/

Lilac Sunday
Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Arnold Arboretum, The Arborway, Jamaica Plain
Tours of the lilacs, dance performances, picnicking (allowed on this special day only), and family activities make for a memorable day. For more information call 617-524-1718 or visit: http://arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/lilac-sunday/

Providence Children’s Museum
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Admission is FREE all day for moms and grandmoms! For more information call (401) 273-5437 or visit: http://www.childrenmuseum.org/dontmissthis.asp

Peabody Essex Museum
Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Celebrate Mother's Day with a sumptuous brunch prepared by Hawthorne Catering and served in the Garden Restaurant ($38 adults, $15.95 children under 12, plus tax and gratuity). Visit the museum galleries and the Museum Shop, where you can exchange your brunch voucher for a complimentary gift just for Mom! Museum admission rates apply to visit museum galleries. For more information call 978-745-9500, ext. 3157 or visit http://www.pem.org/calendar/event/600-mothers_day_brunch

Old Sturbridge Village
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Mother's Day Celebration
FREE admission with family events planned throughout the day with family events planned throughout the day, including a "Moms vs. Kids" tug-o-war. For more information call 800-733-1830 or visit http://www.osv.org/event/mothers-day

12th Annual Mom’s Run (5k Run & Walk for Cancer)
Sunday, May 11th, 2014, Registration 8:00am to 9:45am, Kids’ Fun Run at 9:30am, walkers at 9:45am and runners at 10:00am
George Dilboy VFW Post 371 Summer Street, Davis Square, Somerville
Not just for Moms, but for everyone! All runners and walkers are welcome. Entry fee: $25.00 pre-registered by May 1st; After May 1st and day of race: $30.00; Children 9 and under: $5.00. For more info visit http://momsrun.org/

Lyman Estate Spring Herb Sale
185 Lyman Street, Waltham, MA
May 2nd, 2014 to May 4th, 2014 from 9:30am to 4:00pm
May 10th, 2014 to May 11th, 2014 from 9:30am to 4:00pm
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a visit to the annual herb sale featuring thousands of naturally grown culinary, medicinal, and ornamental herbs. Scented geraniums, herbal topiaries, pottery, and garden gifts are also available, and the staff is on hand to offer expert advice. Cost: FREE. For more info call 781-891-1985 or visit: http://shop.historicnewengland.org/p-5768-spring-herb-sale.aspx

Destinations across the state are celebrating Mother’s Day. Check your local listings, the mayor’s office, libraries, community centers, or the recreation department to find out what is going on and get in on the fun! Or stay home, share time with your family, have an easy fun day…Happy Mother’s Day every day of the year!

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Mother’s Day Arts, Crafts, Activities and Games
No matter where you live and whether it’s Mother’s Day or not, here are some ideas for fun kids’ craft activities to celebrate moms that you can do at home with your child!

Danielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities: Mother's Day Crafts and Activities for Kids
Kaboose Mother’s Day Crafts
Disney Family Fun Mother’s Day

Apples for the Teacher
Crafts and Activities
Recipes and Cooking Activities
Poems and Rhymes for Kids
Worksheets and Printables
Coloring Pages
Making Learning Fun Mother’s Day

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