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Mother's Day Events in Southeast Michigan

Enjoy brunch, stroll through woodlands or even bowl with mom on – and before! – May 12, 2013. Take your pick from Metro Parent's inventory of Mother's Day activities.

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Hayrides for Moms at Kensington Metropark

May 12, 2013

  • Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
  • Phone: 248-684-8632
  • Schedule: noon-3 p.m.
  • Cost: free, $5/vehicle entry permit

See how mama animals take care of their babies when Kensington Metropark hosts this event, which also includes hayrides – running all day.

Sundaes & Wagon Rides with Mom at Wolcott Mill Metropark

May 12, 2013

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Schedule: noon-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/person, free/moms, $5/vehicle entry permit

Wagon rides, ice cream sundaes and farm animal fun are in store at this Macomb County spot. Pre-registration is required.

Mother's Day Tea with Fairies at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore

May 12, 2013

  • Address: 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-665-2757
  • Schedule: 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $11/person, free/babies 18 months and younger

Head out to Ann Arbor where real life fairies will serve tea and petit fours to kids and moms. There will be a story time, too. Be sure to wear your fairy attire!

Royal Oak in Bloom

May 12, 2013

  • Address: Royal Oak City Hall, 211 S. Williams St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3050
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: free entry

Celebrating its 20th year in 2013, this "perennial" Mother's Day favorite has plenty of those – plus annuals, hanging plants and plenty of garden accoutrements, from 70-plus vendors.

Mother's Day Breakfast at the Detroit Zoo

May 12, 2013

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Schedule: 8-10 a.m.
  • Cost: $30/adults, $25/ages 14 and under

Have breakfast among the butterflies with the family to celebrate Mother's Day. Kids will get the chance to make a gift for mom, too. Cost includes zoo admission and parking.

Doughnuts at Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm, Washington Township

  • Address: 65075 Van Dyke Road, Washington Township
  • Phone: 586-752-3123
  • Schedule: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Cost: free/moms

Moms get a choice: a traditional version, Monkey Business (banana icing, with or without the nuts) or red velvet. D'oh-licious.

Bowling Games at Classic Lanes in Rochester

May 12, 2013

  • Address: 2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-852-9100
  • Schedule: open 9 a.m.-midnight
  • Cost: $3.75/kids, free/moms

Pay a scant $3.75 for your child to play; then you, mom, get two free games at Classic Lanes. Not bad! Check ahead for possible shoe deals, too.

Sacred Chant Concert and Workshop for Mother's Day

May 12-13, 2013

  • Address: Seaholm High School, 2436 W. Lincoln Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-723-9168
  • Schedule: 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday May 12, 6-9 p.m. Monday May 13
  • Cost: Sunday: $45/adults, $10/kids under 12; Monday: $75/adults, $20/ages 12-18

Karma Yoga hosts these unique events. On Mother's Day, acclaimed musician/chantress Snatam Kaur delivers a soothing family concert, complete with singing, dancing and call-and-response music. Monday, return for a special "Into the Heart of Chanting" yoga workshop, also with Kaur.

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