Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

The Bee's guide to events, activities, arts and entertainment

May 6, 2011
Searching for things to do with mom? Options abound in Sacramento region

Forgot to make Mother's Day plans? Worry not, dear procrastinator, we're here to help.

From gardens to celebratory dining events, there are several events this weekend that could serve as a lovely opportunity to spend time with mom.

Two garden tours in Sacramento neighborhoods will offer guests a chance to stop and smell the roses.

Seven gardens in the Fabulous 40s are the focus of the 13th annual East Sacramento Garden Tour, a fundraiser for David Lubin Elementary School. The tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. An optional luncheon at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club, catered by Gonul's, also is available, the event website states.

Advance tickets are $20 for the garden tour and $35 for the tour and luncheon combo and are available for purchase online until 9 p.m. today (May 6). Tickets at the door are $25 for the tour.

A boutique also will be open to the public at Lubin Elementary during the event, 3535 M Street.

In Land Park, home gardeners will be welcoming guests into their front and backyards for the Land Park Garden Tour and Tea, an event benefiting Holy Spirit Parish School and the Mustard Seed School arts education program.

Several of the gardens have been enhanced by local businesses and students' artwork also will be on display, the event's website states.

A boutique also will be available at Holy Spirit Church, 3159 Land Park Drive, during the event.

While tickets for the tea are sold out, tour tickets are still available for $25 and can be purchased Saturday at the boutique at Holy Spirit Church, said Sheri Carello, the event organizer.

In El Dorado Hills, a free wine and arts event Saturday and Sunday offers mothers and families a one-stop shopping expedition complete with food, drinks, music, art and performances, the event's website states.

More than 150 artists will be on hand at the 8th annual El Dorado Hills Art and Wine Affaire, located at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, off Latrobe Road.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A schedule of performances is available by clicking here.

More than 25 wineries also will be on site offering tastings. Tickets for the wine tasting are $20.

If you're looking to treat mom to a Mother's Day meal, many restaurants throughout the region are offering meals to celebrate mom.

On the river, The Delta King is hosting a Mother's Day Champagne brunch and dinner. Brunch is $39.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 12 years old and younger. Dinner is $30 per person. Call (916) 441-4440 for reservations.

In Old Sacramento, the Firehouse Restaurant is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are required.

Want to celebrate mom with a lobster dinner? Try Rudy's Hideaway, off Highway 50 at Hazel Avenue, where a three-course Mother's Day dinner will run you $23.95 per person. The meal includes Boston clam chowder or a garden salad, 5-ounce lobster tail, prime rib or fresh Dungeness crab and chocolate covered strawberries or bread pudding. Call (916) 351-0606 for reservations.

Don't want to wrestle the crowds this Mother's Day? Head to our Appetizers blog, where there are recipe ideas on how to create a perfect Mother's Day meal.

About Comments

Reader comments on are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here.

What You Should Know About Comments on is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)

Here are some rules of the road:

• Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "report abuse" button to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.

• Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.

• Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.

• Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand. If you want to discuss an issue with a specific user, click on his profile name and send him a direct message.

• Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.

• Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.

• Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.

• Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.

You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "report abuse" button to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.

If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them, but you may ask our staff to retract one of your comments by sending an email to Again, make sure you note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us your profile name.

hide comments

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.


October 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives