While it is important to celebrate mom 365 days out of the year, it’s always nice to make her day in May a little bit special.
Savannah is home to a myriad of activities to celebrate mom, but here are some events to mark down as you plan your weekend:
Savannah African Art Museum creating collages for mom
This workshop is an opportunity to create a piece of art that lets participants – children and adults alike – demonstrate how interested they are in their moms’and mother figures’ stories.
Attendees will create collages about their mothers or mother figures, highlighting things like her birthplace, things that bring her joy, her taste in music, books and art, and places she’s visited or would like to travel to. Participants may choose to create a timeline with images and dates.
‘I could do a happy dance’:Historic Savannah Foundation closes on Kiah House Museum purchase
The museum will supply attendees with a canvas, paint, crayons, markers, fabric, glue, and magazines. Participants are encouraged to bring personal photos, other visuals or mementos, keepsakes, written words, etc., to create collages that tell their moms , “Yes Mom, I see you, happy Mother’s Day!”
All workshops will be held on the second floor of the museum’s Upbeat Village Terracotta Gallery. Please note that it is stair access only, no elevator or wheelchair access available. However, the main museum building does offer elevator and full wheelchair access for tours. event will be held from 11 am – 12:30 pm
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Plant Riverside District
Plant Riverside District will host a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch featuring a lavish buffet with an assortment of chef-prepared delicacies as well as Villa Sandi Prosecco or Prosecco Rosé. All mothers in attendance will also receive a special rose as a gift.
The Mother’s Day Brunch will feature live performances by acclaimed jazz artists including Bill Mays, a pianist and composer who has worked on hundreds of noteworthy film soundtracks; Grammy Award-nominated pianist Elio Villafranca; and former American Jazz Pianist Competition winner Addison Frei.
Plant Riverside District: new resident magician David Jowers is here to make magic look real
Reservations are required and be made here. This event is open to the public.
Mother’s Day at the Island
The Islands Farmer’s Market will be offering a special line-up of Mother’s Day festivities on Saturday, including booths from Renegade Paws Rescue, Islands Feral Cat Project and Live Oak Public Libraries. , poultry, soaps, jewelry, candles, wreathes and more.
The market runs from 9 am until noon at 401 Quarterman Drive on Talahi Island. Find more information here.
Scenic Siesta picnic for mom in Savannah
Take mom to a fancy picnic in the park!
Relax over a picnic in Forsyth Park in Savannah with this private experience. Dine al fresco in the middle of the park with everything you need to be comfortable: blankets, pillows, Bluetooth speaker, and picnic grub. Choose between different menus to ensure a picnic that suits mom’s taste. This private picnic is the perfect way to celebrate.
Dine and Dash:Upgrade your Savannah park picnic to a staycation with choice of food, relaxation
According to our Dine and Dash columnist Martina Yvette, “this isn’t your classic red and white checkered-print picnic. Scenic Siesta is a picnic experience for those who want to explore Savannah with a host who does the work for you.”
The price ranges from $ 100 per person with more info here.
Zach Dennis is the editor of the arts and culture section and weekly Do Savannah alt-weekly publication at the Savannah Morning News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.