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It’s time to honor the woman who created, reared, loves us unconditionally with the annual celebration “Mothers Day 2016” (although it should be done more spontaneously!)

Event Local Ideas:

Free Admission for Mother:  Shore Line Trolley, Imagine Nation Museum

A Fun Run

Shop Local Ideas:

Hartford Prints is Handmade + Homegrown by three Connecticut sisters.  Modern and fun retail with real purpose, Hartford Prints! offers letterpress stationery, urban streetwear, and locally-sourced goods. Shop online for Gifts for Her or in-store … 15% off until 6/19 with coupon code “MAMASANDPOPAS.”

Find more gifts like frames, home decor and apparel inspired by Connecticut online at the Hartford Courant Store – order now to receive in time!

A gift for her, a gift for you at Panera Bread – get a free $10 Bonus Card for every $50 of Panera Bread Gift Cards purchased in your local bakery-cafe. A gift for Moms, Dads, Grads or anyone else…that’s kinda sorta for you too.

Eat Local Ideas:

Celebrate a very special Mothers Day 2016 with an afternoon tea at Culteavo Tea Shop along the Farmington River! Enjoy artisan loose leaf teas paired with savories and sweets. Two seatings available ( Click here to reserve for 12:00 pm ) and again at 3:30-5:00 pm ( Click here to reserve for 3:30 pm). They accommodaMothers Day 2016te your gluten free or vegan dietary needs with advanced notice. For questions call (860) 470-5121 or e-mail

Next door Scene Art Bar hosts a fun ceramic tea pot painting class led by a teaching artist and take home your very own decorated teapot with cup and saucer! Afternoon tea with Culteavo and the painting class at Scene Art Bar can be booked at Scene Art Bar Calendar.  Limited space available, so please be sure to reserve your party ahead of time. Kids corner will be made available for this event.


Maggie McFly’s Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 5 locations — find one near you and make a reservation:  Brookfield  203-775-7960 ~ Manchester ~ 860-432-8255  ~ Middlebury 203-577-2205 ~ Glastonbury  860-633-1104 ~ Southbury 203-264-5700



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