Genoa Barrow | OBSERVER Senior Staff Writer

While moms and mother figures should be celebrated 365 days a year, Sacramento joins cities across the globe this weekend in lifting a proverbial glass in honor of all that they do. Sunday is Mother’s Day and we’ve compiled a small list of activities for those looking for things to do.

Taste & Art LLC is honoring mothers for all that they do and welcomes all to a Mamas, Moms and Mothers Paint & Sip Experience on Friday, May 6. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. at 1913 Del Paso Boulevard. Cost is $20. For more information, visit

The North Sacramento Family Resource Center invites the community to come out on Saturday, May 7 to celebrate and honor mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their many contributions. Guests can expect free lunch, arts and crafts, games, music, raffles and more.The celebration is scheduled to take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the center’s parking lot, located at 2469 Rio Linda Boulevard. To register, go to

You can treat the mom in your life and others at the same time by dining at Echo & Rig Sacramento on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8. Owner and Executive Chef Sam Marvin, has committed to donating all proceeds from their restaurant’s special Mother’s Day dessert, the “Queens Cake,” to the Every Mother Counts organization. The Queens Cake consists of layers of buttery puff pastry filled with an almond and blackberry center with a lavender creme anglaise and will be sold for $8 each. Every Mother Counts works to achieve quality, respectful and equitable maternity care for all by giving grants and working with partners and thought leaders to increase awareness and mobilize communities to take action. Echo & Rig is located in Downtown Sacramento, at DOCO, located at 500 NW J Street, Suite 150. The restaurant is open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Reservations can be made through or by calling (916) 619-8939.

Don’t want to cook your own Mother’s Day meal? Let someone else ‘fix’ you a plate. The Guild Theater presents a Mother’s Day Brunch at Esther’s Park on Sunday, May 8, catered by Fixins Soul Kitchen. From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. guests 21 and older, can enjoy a full buffet and relax with live music by  The Solid Soul Trio Bandand DJ Mad Sticks. Specialty cocktails including mimosas will be available. General tickets are $45 and include a guaranteed seat, buffet brunch and no host bar service. V.I.P. tables include brunch for eight, one bottle of champagne and a  juice carafe. Esther’s Park is located in Oak Park at 3408 3rd Avenue. Tickets are available on

Can’t take the mom in your life on an island getaway? Mia’s Kitchen is bringing the islands to you. Chef Mia presents her Bahama Mama Mother’s Day Luncheon on Sunday, May 8 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at 2302 Florin Road and she’ll be serving pineapple boats with rice, topped with your choice of salmon or chicken and a side of macaroni salad. Come dressed in your best tropical themed attire and sip on an island drink like you are on a beach in the Bahamas. Music by DJ Hype. All are welcome. Tickets are $45 per person on For more, visit or call (279) 201-9526.