No matter what she may say, what your mother wants most for Mother’s Day is for you to spend time with her. Are you looking for a place to do that or an activity to make the day special? Or both? Here are 10 activities to consider.
Saturday, May 13
Mother Daughter Brunch: C.L.A.S.S.Y. Inc. hosts a morning with food, inspirational speeches, raffle and more. 9 a.m.-noon. Holiday Inn Express, 9175 West Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. $10-$15. 916-647-1875. classymbrsonly.org
Junior King’s Clinic: Help Mom learn more about basketball, maybe enhance her shooting style, and pick up some pointers yourself. 9 a.m. Practice Facility at Sleep Train Arena, 1 Sports Parkway, Sacramento. $75-$175. nba.com/kings/juniorkings
Sunday, May 14
Winery Brunch: Miner’s Leap will have mimosas from home-grown oranges and live music by the Sharp Family. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunday May 14. Miner’s Leap Winery. 54250 South River Rd., Clarksburg. $18-$35. 916-882-1000. minersleap.com
Sacramento River Cruise: An hour-long trek on the Sacramento River comes with stories about Sacramento’s history. Departs at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. L St. Dock, Old Sacramento. $20. 888-467-6256. hornblower.com
Gifts from Mother Earth: Learn to polish abalone and turn it into a one-of-a-kind necklace. 1:30 p.m., May 14. Effie Yeaw Nature Center, at Ancil Hoffman Park, 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael. Free (donation suggested). $5 parking fee. 916-489-4918. sacnaturecenter.net
Tea Party: Two styles to choose from. At the Living Smart Farmers Market, gather treats from some of the 80 vendor booths for a menu to enjoy outdoors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Carmichael Park. 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free entry. 916-484 -7000. bemoneysmartusa.org. Or choose a formal high tea at Nautilus Tea Co. with finger sandwiches, quiche, salads and pastries. 11771 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. $25. 916-542-1832. nautilustea.com
Saturday-Sunday, May 13-14
East Sacramento Garden Tour: Residents open their gardens as a fundraiser for the neighborhood school. Tea garden luncheon available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, and Sunday. David Lubin Elementary School, 3535 M St., Sacramento. $25 tour (children 12 and under free); luncheon $15. 916-277-6271. eastsacgardentour.com
BerryFest Strawberry Festival: Lots going on: strawberry pancake breakfast, cooking demonstrations, raspberry parades and live ice sculptures. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; check schedule for time/day of events. Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville. Free-$10. 916-787-0101. feedmeberries.com
Pedaling Sacramento: The Amgen Tour of California concludes its women’s race and opens its men’s seven-day competition Sunday at 13th and L streets, Sacramento, against a backdrop of the state Capitol. The associated Lifestyle Festival opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11:45 a.m. Sunday. 10th Street between L and N streets, Sacramento. Free to watch. www.visitsacramento.com
Walk in a park: Choose a park as your destination, maybe grab a picnic lunch and enjoy each other’s time and company. Timing and location all up to you.