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Celebrate mom on Sunday, May 13

Celebrate your mom this Sunday (May 13) for Mother's Day. If mom lives in another zip code, it's time to order flowers and/or mail her gift. Don't forget to include a card with a special note. No matter what your mom's personal taste, it's a safe bet that she'll enjoy a nice card with a personal message from you.

Fathers with young children need to take the reigns on organizing a special outing or gift-making project for mom. If you're making a meal for mom, don't forget to do the dishes.

If mom loves being outside, pack a picnic and your bikes and head to CSU's Oxbow Meadows. Gates open at noon for picnics and cycling experts from the River Valley Regional Commission will lead a leisurely family ride at 2 p.m. The first 20 guests receive a special treat. Cost is $3. Read more here.

Looking for a family-friendly Saturday event? Check out Hills & Dales Picnic in the Garden from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free pony rides and games including badminton, bocce ball, croquet and ladder ball will be available. During the lunch time hour, guests will be treated to music from Robin Treadwell and a children's magic show from Neal Brumbeloe. Guest who bring picnic baskets and a blanket get free admission to the estate. Learn more here.