Happy Mother’s Day!

Erma BombeckAnne SextonMother's DayDelray Beach

MOTHER'S DAY CRAFTS
May 1, 6:30 p.m.; May 2, 10 a.m. Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37th St., Oakland Park. Stories and activities for all ages. Free. 954-630-4372.

MOTHER'S DAY MAD HATTER TEA PARTY
May 6, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, Tent #3, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. The event features tea party games, crafts, a funniest-hat contest and parade, and a tea party lunch. Mom, $6; child (ages 12 and under), $3. 954-360-1315.

MOTHER'S PUPPET SHOW
May 8, 6:30 p.m. Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37th St., Oakland Park. Show title: My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. For all ages. Free. 954-630-4372.

MOTHER'S DAY AT THE RAICES
May 10. Raices Hispanic Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 5510 SW 94th Court, Miami. The students of the center display an exhibit of artwork in honor of their mothers. 305-271-0812.

MOTHER SON WATER CHALLENGE
May 11, 4-6 p.m. Coconut Cove Water Park, 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. A shallow water relay for moms and sons ages 6-12. Proper swim attire required. Admission: $20 per person, $5 each additional child. Reservations required. 561-274-1140, ext. 204.

SUNSET MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT
May 12, 4:30 p.m. Sanborn Square on Federal Highway, half block north of Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Anthony Foster Big Band performs. Free. 561-393-7806, selection 2.

AFRICAN VIOLET SHOW AND SALE
May 12-13, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. A plant show and sale featuring African violets. On Sunday, Mothers are free with one paid admission. Adults, $12; children (4-11), $5.50. 954-473-2955 or www.flamingogardens.org.

DEERING MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
May 13. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. Treat mom to a delicious brunch by the bay. Reservations required. 305-235-1668, ext 233.

MOTHER'S DAY ORIGAMI AND DESSERTS
May 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Moms get a fresh flower at the door, kids make their own origami flower. After, have a dessert at the Cornell Café. Free with museum admission; desserts extra. 561-495-0233, ext. 237.

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
May 13, 2 p.m. Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. The relationship between mothers and daughters is complex. In varied selections that range from Erma Bombeck to Anne Sexton, from Phyllis McGinley to Marge Piercy, the facets of the relationship are explored. Tickets: $15. 561-347-3948 or www.willpwtheatreorg

AFTERNOON TEA AT FAIRCHILD
May 13, 3 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami. Guests are seated at tables set with an eclectic collection of antique china in the ballroom or on the veranda overlooking Pandanus Lake. The afternoon includes an assortment of tea sandwiches, scones with mango marmalade and clotted cream, as well as a delicious variety of sweets and a selection of four types of tea. Reservations required. $37. 305-663-8091.

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