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These Columbus restaurants, businesses are open this weekend for Mother’s Day celebrations

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Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, which means families everywhere are searching for the perfect way to show mom how much they appreciate her.

While for some a lie-in and breakfast-in-bed couldn’t be a more perfect plan, others may not enjoy the post-meal cleanup that comes with it.

Whether your mother is an elegant tea-sipping lady or a casual dining queen, here’s a list of local places to take her for the treatment she deserves.

Is your business or restaurant having a special for Mother’s Day? Email the information over to Allie Dean, aedean@ledger-enquirer.com.

Bare Roots Farmacy

This popular uptown restaurant is opening an hour earlier than usual for regular brunch service. All mothers will receive a free glass of Rosé. The restaurant is taking reservations at 706-887-0005, and patio space will be available weather permitting.

Time and date: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12

Address: 105 12th Street, Columbus, GA

Café Le Rue

This Cajun restaurant is serving a special Mother’s Day brunch, with plenty of mimosas to go around.

Time and date: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12

Address: The Landings, 2523 Airport Thruway, Columbus, GA

Epic Restaurant

This upscale restaurant is offering a special à la carte menu for lunch service on Mother’s Day.

Time and date: 11:20 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 12

Address: 1201 Front Ave. Suite E, Columbus, GA

Morten’s at Old Town

This restaurant in north Columbus is taking reservations for Mother’s Day brunch. The menu includes savory starters, a carving station and belgian waffle station. Call 706-524-7079 to grab a spot.

Time and date: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12

Address: 3580 Massee Lane Suite H, Columbus, GA

My Boulange

This hometown French bakery will have specialty pastries as well as a French toast breakfast special for Mother’s Day.

Time and date: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12

Address: 111 12th Street, Columbus, GA

Trevioli Italian Kitchen

The Italian restaurant is holding its first Mother’s Day celebration. Walk-in only.

Time and date: 12-8 p.m. May 12

Address: 7466 Blackmon Road Suite D, Columbus, GA

The Benning Club

A popular local holiday tradition, Mother’s Day Brunch at The Benning Club will feature a classic breakfast, lunch menu, carving station, salad and desserts. Drinks and mimosas are also included. Space is limited. Call 706-545-1588 to reserve a table or register online.

Time and date: Seating times are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. May 12

Address: 7010 Morrison Road, Building 128, Fort Benning, GA

First Watch

This made-to-order north Columbus restaurant is giving moms who dine for breakfast, lunch or brunch a free box of chocolates while supplies last.

Time and date: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 12

Address: 2528 Weems Road, Columbus, GA

The Farmhouse Restaurant

We’re told the drive is worth the wait. This rustic restaurant is taking reservations for Mother’s Day lunch. Call 706-561-3435 to book a table.

Time and date: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12

Address: 469 Farmhouse Road, Ellerslie, GA

Activities

Bare Ware Pottery Studio

The pottery painting studio will host a Mother’s Day Tea this Saturday. Each mother and child will paint a teacup and saucer while enjoying petit fours and tea. The cost is $32 for mom and child. Reservations required at 706-571-0507.

Time and date: 11 a.m. May 11

Address: 3912 Woodruff Road, Columbus

Bluebelle Home Decor and Gifts

This artist market is celebrating mothers in a unique way this Sunday. Patrons are invited to bring mom for some quality time spent shopping and munching on brunch goodies.

Time and date: 12-5 p.m. May 12

Address: 2301 Airport Thruway, Columbus, GA

Painting With A Twist

This painting workshop will celebrate Mother’s Day for an afternoon to “Laugh, Create and Bloom.” The class will paint a bouquet of flowers just for Mother’s Day. Tickets are $35 and can be reserved online.

Time and date: 3-5 p.m. May 12

Address: 6298 Veterans Parkway Suite 2N, Columbus

Victorian Tea

Ladies are invited for a proper 19th century Victorian Tea with china cups, scones, clotted cream and a light lunch at the National Civil War Naval Museum. Executive Director Holly Wait will offer a special program “Pushy Women,” on women who influenced the Civil War for better or worse. A decorative cup and saucer are included with admission. General admission tickets are $25. Group discount tickets are $20 each for eight or more tickets.

Time and date: 1-3 p.m. May 11

Address: National Civil War Naval Museum, 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA

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