Mother's Day calendar and gift ideas

Ideas for Mother's Day

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  • | 11:40 a.m. May 4, 2011
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Wine and jazz

Spend Mother’s Day weekend sipping wine and listening to jazz at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 N U.S. 27 Clermont. Jazz on the Vineyard Green is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7-8. For more information, visit

Photo fun

Moms can learn how to use their digital cameras this Mother’s Day. This family event, happening on Saturday, May 7, will start at Harmon Photo at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., 1323 N. Orange Ave., Orlando with a free lecture and then travel to Harry P. Leu Gardens where the class will learn how to shoot flowers and butterflies.

A son’s work

Mothers can enjoy hearing from Kathy Eldon, who will be sharing the work of her son, world-famous reporter Dan Eldon, who was killed on assignment in Somalia in 1992. This SNAP Orlando event is from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the UCF Center for Emerging Media, 500 W Livingston St., Orlando. For more information, visit

Film and brunch

Mom and the entire family can enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at the Enzian Theater in Maitland on Sunday, May 8. After receiving sparkling mimosas upon entry, attendees will be treated to a gourmet brunch buffet and a showing of “The Sound of Music” on the big screen. Individual tickets are $35. Visit for more ticketing options and details.

Brunch and facials

The Hilton Orlando is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 8 that includes all natural eggs Benedict with spicy hollandaise, blue crab and purple potato hash and more. The hotel is also offering Mommy & Me facials, which includes two, 50-minute cleansing facials based on organic Moor Mud. The Mother’s Day brunch is $50 per person, and the Mommy and Me special is $200 plus a service fee. For reservations, call 407-313-8625.

DIY chocolate gift

This Mother’s Day, Rosen Shingle Creek gives kids the opportunity to create a gift that’s truly from their hearts. Children are invited to become a “Junior Executive Pastry Chef” and spend the afternoon with world famous pastry chef David Ramirez of Food Network fame, to create their own special chocolate creations for the No. 1 woman in their lives. This special workshop takes place at the Café Osceola private dining room from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 and is $15 plus tax per child ages 5 and older. The children’s creations will be beautifully packaged and given to the child to present to Mom on Mother’s Day. To reserve a spot, call 407-996-FOOD or inquire upon check-in.

Support women

Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Company’s new line of Café Femenino coffees benefit women coffee producers and their children in underdeveloped countries. The coffees, which are Fair Trade Organic-certified, are locally roasted in Orlando. Barnie’s also features a purse made out of recycled burlap coffee sacks. The Fair Trade purse is handcrafted by women in Guatemala. More information is available at


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