We didn’t meant to leave out the rest of the family, but Weekend Family Fun for May 7-10 is all about Mother’s Day. As it should be. OK, OK, we did give you a few other options for the rest of the week and we do include some links to any day virtual fun for the families who need something new for their routines. But this weekend, it’s all about you, moms. Happy Mother’s Day!
So you’ve probably heard that state parks are now open. Golf courses are, too. And those of you who have a boat—happy sailing! Restrictions on outdoor activities because of the coronavirus pandemic have been lifted. State parks are open, as well as some local parks. Check websites before going to any park; likewise take a peek at the weather forecast. Saturday will be a brisk one, but Sunday promises to be sunny. Don’t know if there are any parks near you? Here’s the list of state parks.
Coffee with Baby Goats
Pour yourself a cuppa on Saturday and get ready to share your morning with some local fauna, specifically the baby goats at Clark’s Elioak Farm in Ellicott City. OK, you can’t go there yet, but they will be streaming the goat antics to you as you sip and chill. We heard rumor of baby goat twins, too. Cuteness abounds at 10 a.m. from their Facebook page. You also can check their website for more details. clarklandfarm.com
DJ Kopec’s Throwback Prom
DJ Kopec is back on Saturday night, spinning the tunes and shouting out local rescue workers, teachers and other heroes. Expect oldies, and definitely goodies in this prom-inspired night of tunes that is also kid-friendly. Jam out Saturday, 7-9 p.m., on DJ Kopec’s Facebook page.
Mother’s Day at Home
Like everything this spring, this one is gonna be different. All week we have been sharing fun ways to pamper yourself this Sunday as continue to stay home because of the coronavirus. Fear not, it can still be a fun day. We have cocktail recipes, a facial mask, expert suggestions for a manicure and more. Check links for inspirational reads from other moms, or funny reads just to make you smile. Happy Mother’s Day, readers! You deserve a great day.
Un Dia Especial con Mamá
It’s a “Special Day with Mama,” brought to you by Creative Alliance. Join the celebration via Facebook Live at 11 a.m. Share a poem written about your mother and you will be entered in a raffle to win a prize. creativealliance.org
Family Arts Hour Live
Make a microbe collage with all sorts of fun stuff easily found in your home. Join Towson University museum education students in this Family Arts Hour Live. Be sure to bring paper, scissors, glue, foil, glitter blue, and fun things like buttons, sequins and gems for decorating. The collage is a great tie-in with Stacy Levy’s Collected Watershed exhibition at Towson University College of Fine Arts and Communication’s Center for the Arts Gallery, which kids can learn about as well. The creating starts at 1 p.m. at Community Art Center at Towson University’s Facebook page.
Mother’s Day Concert
Tenor Emmet Cahill will perform live from Ireland in this online concert featuring Lisa Weiss on piano and Heidi Dewally on oboe and French horn. The concert is part of a series sponsored by Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church and starts at 4 p.m. Check their website for more information. immaculateheartofmary.com
Need more to do?
Need more ideas for things to do at home with your kids? Check out these recent Weekend Family Fun posts with virtual activities that can be done any time.
- Weekend Family Fun: April 30-May 3 — This one includes a way for kids to make their own city, visit a national park or check out Disney World.
- Weekend Family Fun: April 23-26 — This one includes a variety of animal cams, plus Chicago Children’s Museum’s Parenting Playbook.
- Weekend Family Fun: April 9-12 — We included this one, because it has some good date night options.