Moms, this is your weekend

Orange County will offer a host of activities for Mother's Day.

May 09, 2012|By Candice Baker, Special to the Independent

Regardless of whether your mother would rather imbibe a Bellini or inlay a bracelet, ourMother's Dayguide has you covered. Read on for lots of area options:

Gimme Shelter

If your mother would rather spend time in a Home Goods store than in her own home, this is the option for you. The 13th annual Huntington Beach Home and Garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The day includes a tour of several picturesque local homes, a gourmet buffet lunch and dessert, and a Mother's Day boutique at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St.

The cost is $50. Proceeds benefit students and teachers of the Huntington Beach City School District. For more information, call (714) 378-1512 or



Walk the talk

Moms who are more set on saving the world than salivating over brunch would love to walk with their loved ones in the annual Orange County Walk Like MADD 5K.

Once again starting at Huntington City Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard, the day's opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. The paved walk begins at 9 a.m., with closing ceremonies at 11:30 a.m.

The family health and safety fair runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It includes booths and activities, prizes and tributes to DUI victims. For more information, call (714) 838-6199 or


Pop-up panache

For adventurous types, the touring pop-up restaurant 'Pri-v¿ returns this weekend to Taco Asylum at The Camp, 2937 S. Bristol St. #B102, Costa Mesa, for a six-course "Brunch for Dinner" Mother's Day special on Sunday and Monday.

Available between 6 and 9 p.m. both days, the $60 meal includes "playful interpretations of classic brunch items in a dinner setting," like scallop crudo and quail adobo.

Reservations are available by calling (909) 576-9210 or emailing Be sure to include your name, party size, and reservation date and time.


Make a Statement (Piece)

The Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach holds year-round art classes. From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, join a two-hour jewelry making class with designer and metal smith David Farris.

Participants will learn to make a one-of-a-kind pendant and/or earrings using techniques like cold connection, stamping, texturing, finishing, metal forming and stamping. No experience is necessary. The cost is $95 per person.

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