This Mother’s Day weekend, be sure to show those special ladies in your life just how much they mean to you. While there is always a long list of Mother’s Day brunch options to mention, there are also some fun, interactive ways to spend time with mom. From touring museums to making food or crafts together to a day on the water or at the ball park, you’ll find something here that will make mom – or your grandma, aunt, sister, or best girlfriend – enjoy the celebration.

Maryland Historical Society’s Family Second Sundays: Maryland Mothers

201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Sunday, May 12 from 1 to 4:00 pm

Take a self-guided tour to learn about mothers who shaped Maryland history. Create a special Mother’s Day craft. Museum admission is free on Second Sundays and no advanced registration required.

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Mother’s Day Mother & Child Cooking Class

Weis Markets, 7927 Belair Rd., Nottingham, MD 21236

Friday, May 10 at 6:30 pm

Come celebrate Mother’s Day by spending an evening learning about food and kitchen skills with your little one. This interactive workshop is hands-on. Recommended for ages 5-12. Meet Weis Markets Dietitian Taylor Simpson by the Pharmacy for this event and she will escort you back to the community room for this class. Space is limited. Please register by calling 410-661-0123, emailing or visiting

Mother’s Day Flower Sale and Museum Tours

Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, 516 Eastern Boulevard, Essex, MD 21221

Saturday, May 11 from 8 am to 2 pm

Join the Heritage Society for a special Spring Flower Sale just in time for Mother’s Day! There will be an assortment of beautiful hanging baskets and 5” potted annuals starting at just $5! Proceeds will benefit the Heritage Society. The Museum will also be available for free tours from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Mother’s Day Tea Party Pontoon

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Rd., Abingdon, MD 21009

Sunday, May 12 from 2:30 to 4 pm

Treat mom to afternoon tea on the Water Strider, while enjoying the natural beauty of the creek in spring. This program is for ages 2 to adult (under 13 w/adult) and is $12/person.

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Alternative Mother’s Day at Sharp Farm

4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833

Sunday, May 12 from 3 to 5 pm

Bring a favorite container or purchase one and the Sharp Farm staff will help you create a memorable planter for mom! Make an herb or flower container with up to 10 plugs topped with cocoa bark mulch and a Happy Mother’s Day tag. The plugs, soil, tag and cocoa bark mulch are included in the fee. Also enjoy feeding the animals and go on a hayride through the farm and across the Cattail Creek. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner and feast by the pond. Cost: $8.00/participant. Moms attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before May 11. Call (410) 489-2572 or e-mail

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Mother’s Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Sunday, May 12 at 1:05 pm

Watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Los Angeles Angels and get a free giveaway. The first 20,000 fans 18 and over will take home a special orange and black Mother’s Day Infinity Bracelet. And since it is Sunday, all kids ages 4 to 14 can run the bases!

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Mother’s Day Cruises in Baltimore

561 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Treat Mom to a special day full of festivities and fun aboard a Spirit brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. With a delicious buffet, DJ entertainment for dancing and incredible skyline views, this will be Mother’s Day celebration she’ll always remember. Brunch cruises start from $54.90 per person for adults and $39.90 for kids.

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