Oh, Mama


Mom says she doesn't want anything for Mother's Day. Don't call her bluff. She fed you and cared for you and cleaned you up when you got sick on the couch. At least spring for brunch.

The Emma Center Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10 at 9 a.m. at the Bayside Grange is always a solid bet ($15, $5 kids). Treat the lady of the house to quiche, pancakes, eggs, roasted vegetables, sausage, tofu chorizo, fruit salad, Cypress Grove cheese and piles of baked goodies from Ramone's, Vellutini, Brio and Costco (don't be a snob — you love the chocolate muffins) without totaling the kitchen.

And don't talk with your mouth full. Instead, listen to the music of Anna Hamilton, Kindred Spirits, Jenny and David and the Sweet Soul Band and the Raging Grannies and watch as the sparkliest of belly dancers, Shoshanna, twirls on the stage.

Or let her sleep in and hit the Spring Fling at the Westhaven Center for the Arts from 1 to 4 p.m. (free). There you can feast on barbecue, groove to more live music and peruse the arts and crafts and let her pick out her own gift, even though she'd love anything you get her. Yeah. Don't call her bluff.

— Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

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