Mother’s Day Events

Mother’s Day After Dark. Zoo Atlanta. Make Mother’s Day an event to remember – spend the night in the zoo! Explore the special bond that exists between parent and child in the animal kingdom with fun crafts, games, and animal encounters. Learn about some of the zoo’s newest parents! Age 6 and up. May 12. 6 p.m.-10:30 a.m. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. 404-624-9453. $65 per person.
Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Luncheon. Alpharetta Adult Activity Center. Take all the women in your family to this covered dish luncheon to celebrate Mother’s Day. Bring a dish to share. May 12. 11 a.m. 13450 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta. 678-297-6140. Pre-register. Free.
Second Sunday Family Funday: Mother’s Day. High Museum of Art. Design a one-of-a-kind street art tote bag for mom and her very own magnetic graffiti tag. Be inspired by the KAWS: DOWN TIME exhibition. May 13, 1-4 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4550. Free with admission. Adults, $18; ages 6-17, $11; 5 and younger, free.
Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour. Atlanta Botanical Garden. Breathtaking sites feature 11 private gardens in metro Atlanta. Ranging in scale from intimate to grand, they include a garden with more than 300 types of Japanese maples, one adorned with family heirlooms and sculpture, and one featuring formal parterres fashioned after a famed French estate. May 12-13. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Locations vary. 404-591-1597. Tickets, $25 in advance at; $30 on tour days; children younger than 12, free.
Mother’s Day Open Houses. Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Archibald Smith Plantation. These three historic homes are open to the public for free in honor of Mother’s Day, as long as you bring canned goods to donate to the North Fulton Food Bank. May 13. 1-3 p.m. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell, 770-640-3855; 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell, 770-992-1731; 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell, 770-641-3978. Free.


Mother’s Day Brunches

Alon’s Bakery. Dine on carved meats, fresh-baked breads, cakes, croissants, chocolate and of course, Mimosas and Bellinis. May 13. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 678-397-1782. Purchase tickets in advance on Adults, $29.99; children 6-12, $12.99; 5 and younger, free.
103 West. A classy Mother’s Day meal at Atlanta’s ritzy private event space. Menu includes carved meats, fresh seafood, salads and dessert. May 13. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 103 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-233-5993. Pre-register. Adults, $59; children 6-12, $24.50; kids 5 and younger, free.
The Georgia Aquarium. Dine on a mouthwatering brunch from Wolfgang Puck catering alongside whale sharks, manta rays and beluga whales. May 13. 10:45 a.m. 225 Baker St., 404-581-4000. Pre-register. Adults, $75.95; children 3-12, $42.95; under 3, free.
Mother’s Day Brunch. Park Tavern. Dine on eggs Benedict, cheese grits, green beans, potato strata French toast and more at this deluxe buffet in the park. May 13. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 500 10th St., Atlanta. 404-249-0001. Pre-register. Adults, $19; children, $9.50.

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