Make a floral arrangement
Home décor retailer West Elm will host a Mother’s Day weekend workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. at its Midtown store, 1100 Metropolitan Ave.
Those who attend will make an arrangement from “The Flower Recipe Book,” newly published by Althea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo. The session will be led by Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers in Boone. Customers will receive a copy of the book, pruning shears and a vase for their arrangement. The class fee is $65. Details: 704-333-0642.
Free admission for moms
In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms get free admission to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
Each day, the first 250 mothers will receive a free potted plant from Rountree Plantation Garden Center. Moms can enjoy 30-minute complimentary yoga sessions by Yoga with Raha and Friends every hour starting at 10 a.m. in the White Garden. There will also be tea samples from Savannah’s Tea Room, butter mints by Gayle’s Gourmet, and locally-made personal care items from Bayberry Woods to sample. Snacks and beverages will be available for sale or guests can bring a picnic basket. Details: www.dsbg.org or 704-825-4490.
Mother’s Day celebration
Visit McGill Rose Garden from 1 to 5 p.m. for its annual tribute, with live music and a chance to see more than 200 varieties of roses and works by local artists blended in with them at the former coal yard, 940 N. Davidson St.
Look for on-street parking during the event. Visit the garden’s Facebook page for more information or call 704-333-6497.
Nectar Floral Design will host this class on Kokedama, or Japanese moss balls, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 940 N. Davidson St. Reservations and payment must be made within 48 hours of class. Cost is $75 and includes all supplies; no design experience is required. Those who book in advance will receive confirmation 48 hours before the class. Details and to register: www.nectarfloraldesigns.com; 704-905-9808.
Prepare for canning season
The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center is planning food preservation classes for the summer. In the meantime, pressure cooker dial gauges may be tested, free of charge, by appointment only. For details, appointments or to receive information about upcoming classes: email@example.com or 704-920-3320.
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