Special Events in Honor of Mom

Treat mom to a day out in San Diego this Mother's Day.

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CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH: Pop open a bottle of bubbly this Sunday in celebration of mom. Bombay Restaurant is offering a special brunch complete with FREE champagne and a dance performance. If that wasn't enough to get you and mom excited, mom's eat free with a purchase of one brunch.
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CRUISE IN STYLE: This Mother's Day treat mom to a delicious buffet aboard Inspiration Hornblower--the largest charter yacht in San Diego--featuring both breakfast and lunch entrees. Additionally, this two hour cruise comes complete with live jazz music, a fresh flower for mom and free flowing champagne. Show mom how much she means to you with a quick getaway, choose from two different cruise times. For more information, cruise times, and to purchase tickets click here.

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OPEN BAR: The Ponte Family Estate Winery is offering a Mother's Day brunch complete with an open wine bar--including mimosas, grape sparklers and sangria--live music and tractor rides. The whole family can enjoy the family-owned winery's event with a menu of Belgian waffles, an omelet bar, poached chicken breast with pistachio cream, cheesecake, and a special child's buffet. The brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $49 for adults and $25 for children under 12. For more information click here.

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COLOR ME MINE: This Mother's Day enjoy a mouthwatering brunch plus free flowers and mimosas for Mom. Color Me Mine in Santee is hosting a mother's day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $18 plus the cost of the ceramic piece you choose to paint, you can treat mom to brunch and a painting session. For more information click here. For more information, check their website.

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THREE COURSES: Special occasions deserve gourmet treats. This Mother's Day give mom a delicious three course meal at Mister A's. The Mother's Day brunch menu is available for $49.50 per person and will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 619-239-1377. For more information, click here.

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CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: Satisfy mom's sweet tooth this Mother's Day weekend at the San Diego Botanic Garden, with a chocolate festival Saturday May 8. The event features dozens of chocolate tastings, cooking demos, a chocolate fountain, Mother's Day gift ideas and kids' activities. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free with admission--however their is a fee for tasting and kids' activities. For more information, check their website.

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KAYAK: Feeling adventurous this Mother's Day? Well then look no further than a Kayak lesson for mom. Bring mom and meet at Glorietta Bay on Coronado for an introductory paddling lesson. After the lesson, the group will paddle along the San Diego Bay and land on the beach for a no-host brunch to celebrate Mom. For more information, check their website

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FREE ADMISSION: Mom is free this Mother's Day at the Natural History Museum in San Diego. With a paid child or youth admission mom gets in free this May 9. For more information click here. For more information, check their website.

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Bernardo Winery will hold its 33rd Annual Spring Arts and Crafts fair Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 140 artisans and crafters will be selling items from jewelry to pottery. Admission and parking is free and there's a free parking shuttle running along Paseo del Verano.
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Treat Mom to a film under the stars Saturday night as 1942's "Casablanca" starring Hollywood legends Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman plays in Mission Hills. For more information call (619) 295-4221. Admission is $13.50 and the film begins at 8 p.m.
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The tale of the glass slipper is being performed in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella at Coronado Playhouse on Glorietta Bay. On Mother's Day, there's a special brunch planned at 12:30 p.m. Price includes champagne and Starbuck's coffee. $45 per adult. $35 per child. Call (619) 435-4856 for more details.
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City Ballet presents "Celebrate Balanchine" at Spreckels Theatre May 7-9, 2010. As a company, City Ballet has a strong connection with George Balanchine. Artistic Director Steven Wistrich was coached by "Mr. B" in the 1970s, and the company is one of a very few around the country given permission by The George Balanchine Trust to present the master's works. Former New York City Ballet dancers come to San Diego to stage the works with City Ballet company members. The performance for Mother's Day is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tickets range from $29-$59. Call (858) 272-8663 for more details.
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OCEANFRONT BRUNCH: This Mother's day treat mom to brunch with an ocean view. In honor of Mother's Day Hotel Del Coronado is hosting The Del's Mother's Day Champagne Brunch complete with endless champagne, mimosas, Bloody Mary cocktails, live entertainment and a rose for each mom. The brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $76.50 for adults and $32 for children 6-10. For more information and to make reservations click here. For more information, check their website.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS: Feeling artistic this Mother's Day? Enjoy the day by painting miniature flower pots at the Hillcrest Farmer's Market Sunday May 9. Get there early, the painting starts at 9 a.m. For more information, check their website.

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SLEEPOVER: Take a walk or a sleep on the wild side this Mother's Day. In honor of Mother's Day the San Diego Zoo is offering an exclusive ladies night this May 8-9 and May 15-16. The sleepover includes a private nighttime zoo tour, dinner with drinks, shopping, camping and a champagne brunch. For more information click here.

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Roppongi will serve its special Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the fixed price of $39 per person, $25 per child (12 and under). Beverage, tax and gratuity are not included. Call (858) 551-5252 for more details.
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Lady Day lives again. Anthology's house band will play a musical tribute to female R&B legends from Billie Holiday to Aretha Franklin to Beyonce during the special brunch Sunday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch tickets are $10. Call (619) 595-0300 for more details.
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