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Queen for a Day

Help Mom feel special with these weekend outings.

No one day can encompass everything our mothers mean to us. Still, the River City has plenty of ways to make them feel special this weekend.

Celebrating with children? For those ages 5-9, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave., is hosting an Art in Nature event for Mother’s Day from 10-11:30 a.m. on May 11. For $10, explore trails on the Native American site and find items to create painted leaves, windcatchers, and more. For the dog mom, buy her some flowers from It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue for its Mother’s Day Petals for Paws fundraiser. Starting at $10, yellow bud roses with 16–18-inch stems and a bloom diameter of 2.5-3.5 inches will be available for pickup at 1417 N. Stockwell Road by May 11.

If you’re looking for food, try Mindful Meals, a catering service that is hosting a Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop on May 10 from 5-8 p.m. at the Forest Hills Wesleyan Church Community Life Center, 2746 Claremont Ave. Sample the business’ personal cheesecakes, mini cake tins, cookies, and charcuterie boxes. Preordering is an option. Speaking of charcuterie, Agape Graze offers a Mother’s Day Workshop on May 12 from noon-1 p.m. at Myriad Brewing Co.’s Newburgh Taproom, 8245 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, Indiana. Owner Jessica Machen teaches how to make a charcuterie board featuring salami roses, pepperoni ribbons, and more. Tickets start at $30. In neighboring Posey County, The Zone by MaryScott’s, 434 Southwind Plaza, Mount Vernon, Indiana, has a special three-course Mother’s Day menu for $32.95 from noon-5 p.m. May 12 that includes chicken alfredo and grilled salmon with strawberry shortcake and Guinness cake for dessert.

Across the river in Henderson, Kentucky, join the all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day Breakfast at 9-11 a.m. May 11 at the John F. Kennedy Community Center, 515 S. Alvasia St., where you can fill up on free pancakes, eggs, sausage, and more. Is your mother a Jane Austen fan? Indulge her in the Mother’s Day Tea and Luncheon from 4-6 p.m. May 11 hosted by Greater Hope Church, 1228 Lodge Ave. Admission is $20, and the attendee sporting the best hat wins a prize.

You’ll find Mother’s Day brunches throughout Evansville on Sunday. At Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., choose from waffle and omelet stations, your choice of eggs, mac and cheese, chicken tenders, and mimosas and bloody Marys starting at $10. Main Street Wedding and Event Venue, 315 N. Main St., offers dishes from North Main Annex Gourmet Catering & Deli and cocktails alongside live music and a make-and-take flower bar for $60. Stone City Grill at DoubleTree by Hilton, 601 Walnut St., hosts a brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with roasted turkey, mini pastries, and chocolate-covered strawberries plus a professional photographer, for $45 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

Stop by Comfort by the Cross-Eyed Cricket, 230 Main St., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a brunch of French toast, chicken and dumplings, bread pudding, assorted pies, mimosas, and bloody Marys. This brunch costs $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for children under 12. If you can’t wait for Bad Randy’s Hot Chicken & BBQ Lounge to open May 15 at 1418 W. Franklin St., its chef hosts a Mother’s Day Pop-Up Brunch Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with hog benedict, honey butter chicken biscuit, French toast, and brunch cocktails. It’s first come, first served unless you make a reservation. Head across the river again to Farmer and Frenchman, 2522 U.S. 41, Robards, Kentucky, for a $65 four-course brunch at 10:30 a.m. that includes smoked salmon cobb salad, spinach and ricotta ravioli, pork roulade, and strawberry cake.

Visit The Ballroom at Sauced, 1113 Parrett St., for a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 12 to sample salad, breakfast, lunch, and dessert buffets with hash brown casserole, shrimp scampi, chicken flamenca, eggs benedict, cheesecakes, creme brulee, and more. Make reservations for $39 per adult, and $19 per child ages 3-12. Robert’s by the River, Six Walnut St., also hosts a buffet on Mother’s Day from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. that includes pancakes, baked fish, and mashed potatoes and gravy, plus desserts like apple pie and strawberry cake. Adults tickets cost $22 while children cost $10; kids four and under get in free. The Red Geranium restaurant at the New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center, 504 North St., New Harmony, offers a menu of popcorn shrimp, platters of cheese, fruit, caprese, and more plus chicken pot pie, beef fajitas, bacon-loaded mac ‘n cheese, and stations for omelets, herb-crusted prime rib, and roasted garlic and rosemary lamb. Dine from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $38 per adult and $15 per child ages 6-12.

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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