May 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Take your sons for a fun night of dancing at the annual Mother-Son Dance. Don’t forget to grab a keepsake photo as a memento from the memorable night out. // Dorothy Hart Community Center: 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg; $12-$15
Mother’s Day Brunch
May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Celebrate Mother’s day early with a lovely brunch. Sip on mimosas while you enjoy a full buffet of eggs, fried chicken, an omelet station and much more. // Riverside Center Weddings & Events: 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg; $15-$38
Cookie Decorating: Mother’s Day Sugar Cookies at Fran’s Cake and Candy Supplies
May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Create a flower cookie bouquet this Mother’s Day. Learn how to make royal icing as baker Mayra Garcia from celebrateME! teaches different piping techniques to turn your cookies into flowers. // Fran’s Cake & Candy Supplies: 10927 Main St., Fairfax; $85
Mother’s Day Tea: Kombucha Brewing Workshop
May 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learn the step-by-step process to brew your own kombucha at home. The workshop teaches all about fermentation, and don’t forget to take your own jar of kombucha for the road. // The Athlete Development Center: 102 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church; $30-$40
Mother’s Day Blooms with Erin Condren
May 11, 1 -4 p.m.
Skip the flower shop and make your Mother’s Day gift extra special this year by designing your own floral arrangement using seasonal blooms. // Erin Condren: 2905 District Ave., Suite 135, Fairfax; $65
Cake Decorating: Mother’s Day Succulent Cake at Fran’s Cake and Candy Supplies
May 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Take your dessert game up a notch with this Mother’s Day cake decorating class. Learn how to create buttercream flowers using various piping techniques. All participants will go home with their own decorated cake for mom. // Fran’s Cake & Candy Supplies: 10927 Main St., Fairfax; $90
Mother’s Day Kayak Tour
May 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Are you more of the outdoors type? Get out on the water and take a kayak tour around the Occoquan Reservoir as you experience the wildlife around the park. // Fountainhead Regional Park: 10875 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station; $30
Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Take Mom out to a heartfelt brunch at Roots 657 this year. Enjoy a buffet-style menu that includes mojito lime and melon salad, turkey pot pie and buttermilk pancakes with Virginia maple syrup. // Rich Rosendale’s Roots 657 Café & Local Market: 42301 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg; $9-$45.95
Mother’s Day at Gray Ghost Vineyards
May 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Take the celebration to the winery as moms can enjoy free wine tastings, live music and winery tours on their special day. // Gray Ghost Vineyards and Winery: 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville; free