Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

A listing of special events designed to celebrate Mother’s Day are below...

A listing of special events designed to celebrate Mother’s Day are below…

Mother’s Day Brunch to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Bennington County Habitat for Humanity invites you to treat any mothers in your life to Bistro Henry on Sunday, May 13, when they will be offering a three-course brunch for Mother’s Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $29.95 per adult and $20 per child, with $10 per guest being donated towards building Habitat’s next home in Manchester with the Dresser family. Construction begins this summer. Owners Dina and Henry Bronson have generously offered this fundraiser for the past 13 years. This year, an anonymous donor will match all of the monies raised from this event. For menu choices, go to bistrohenry.com. Reservations can be made by calling Bistro Henry at 802-362-4982, and on the website. Every Mother deserves a house in which to make a home. Help build a house in Manchester.

Mother’s Day Tea and Hat Show to Fund Relay for Life

Diane Mach Sutter and Laura and Asher Cornwall invite you to a Tea Party and Hat Show in honor of Mother’s Day.

Diane Mach Sutter and Laura and Asher Cornwall invite you to a Tea Party and Hat Show in honor of Mother’s Day.

Diane Mach Sutter and Laura and Asher Cornwall invite you to attend the second annual Mother’s Day Tea Party and Hat Show at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Pawlet Community Church. Bring your Mom, daughter, Grandma or friend and enjoy a delicious luncheon and a display and discussion of hats.  Hats are required; bring your own or wear one of theirs! A $10 donation will be appreciated, with all proceeds go to benefit the 2018 Rutland County American Cancer Society Relay for Life event, sponsored by the Two Mommas Angel Team of Pawlet and taking place on June 16 at the Rutland County Fairgrounds. For reservations or questions, call Judy Coolidge at 803-325-3073.

Kids: Make a Gift for Mom

The South Londonderry Free Library is celebrating Spring with its annual Mother’s Day program for children. Join artist Casey Junker Bailey on Saturday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. to make a special gift for Mom. Parents may join in, or take some time to browse through the Library’s collection and spend a moment enjoying the Library’s lovely garden. The program is free of charge and appropriate for children of all ages.

Pawlet Mother’s Day Brunch

The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13, at the Firehouse on Route 133 in Pawlet Village. Serving will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Bring your mom to enjoy pancakes, real maple syrup, eggs, bacon, sausage, homefries, homemade muffins and beverages. Adults cost $9; children under 12 are $4. For more information, email pvfd155@gmail.com or call 802-325-3222. Proceeds support the fire department.

Jamaica Mother’s Day Concert

The Jamaica Community Arts Council welcomes Laura Molinelli and friends for a musically-filled Mother’s Day concert from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. Laura will be joined by musical friends Patti Casey, Susannah Blackly and Sally Newton in a round-robin song share performance. This is the second year that she has hosted a special show at the historic Jamaica Town Hall on Mother’s Day. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, go to jamaicacommunityarts.org.

Manchester Cooking Event

Every mom deserves a little pampering, especially on Mother’s Day, so dads and kids are encouraged to attend the ‘Breakfast in Bed and Beyond’ cooking event at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Le Creuset Outlet Store, 139 Depot Street, Manchester Center. Learn how to make Lemon Poppy Seed Cloud Pancakes, the perfect indulgence to bring in on a breakfast tray Mother’s Day morning. For more information, call 802-366-8000 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Classical Music for Mom

Equinox Terrace will host Taconic Music members Joana Genova on violin and Elizabeth Wright on piano to perform a concert of popular light classical melodies for residents, families and friends in observance of Mother’s Day from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. The concert is free and open to the public. Equinox Terrace is located at 324 Equinox Terrace in Manchester Center. To find out more about the event, call 802-565-1548.

Mother’s Day Cabaret

From left, Dee Tigue, Melissa Levis and Letitia Scordino.

From left, Dee Tigue, Melissa Levis and Letitia Scordino.

Family innkeeper and award-winning songwriter Melissa Levis will perform a free Mother’s Day Cabaret on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 8 p.m. After 25 years of performances in New York City at venues ranging from off-Broadway to the Rainbow Room to the playgrounds of Central Park, Melissa is delighted to return to her favorite stage of all – the living room of the Wilburton Inn. “I never imagined I would become Maria von Trapp 2.0, and the singing Vermont family innkeeper,” she exclaims. “My first job was singing for dinner guests at the Wilburton Inn when I was 18, so like ‘Hello Dolly,’ it’s so nice to be back home where I belong.” The event is themed after Jon Kander’s song, ‘Don’t Tell Mama.’ “These songs will make Mama blush in heaven. What better way to honor her,” said Melissa, referring to her late mom, Georgette, who ran the Inn for 27 years with her husband, Albert. Melissa will be joined by local artists Dee Tigue and Letitia Scordino at the hour-long cabaret. All are welcome to attend, but are asked to RSVP at 802-362-2500. The Wilburton Inn is located at 257 Wilburton Drive in Manchester Village. For more information, visit wilburton.com.

Afterschool Program Invites Kids to Gift-Making Program

Mother’s Day will soon be here, and children ages four and up are invited to join the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington after school on Friday, May 11, from 3 to 4 p.m., to create a gift for their mom or special caregiver. They’ll be designing a card and tile coaster. This program is free and open to the public. Call 802-375-6153 to sign up or for more information.

Decorate a Cake for Mom and Support VT Cancer Survivors

Mia shows off the cake she made for her mom at last year’s cake decorating event at Mother Myrick’s Confectionery in Manchester.

Mia shows off the cake she made for her mom at last year’s cake decorating event at Mother Myrick’s Confectionery in Manchester.

Every year Mother Myrick’s Confectionery invites kids ages four to eight to decorate a cake for mom for Mother’s Day. This is a free event but we ask dads or other family members to accompany each child and to bring a donation in any amount to benefit the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network. There will be four decorating sessions at Mother Myrick’s retail store, 4367 Main Street, Manchester (across from the Orvis Outlet). Reservations are necessary. The dates and times are Friday, May 11, at 3:30 and 4:45 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, at 10 and 11:15 a.m. A frosted cake, decorating tubes and lots of edible decorations will be provided free of charge. Space is limited so it is important to reserve a spot soon; call 802- 362-1560, email jacki@mothermyricks.com or stop into the store.

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