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Mother’s Day at the Garden

Sat, Sun 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490.

Moms can visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden for free all weekend. The first 250 moms each day also will receive a free potted plant. Each hour, starting at 10 a.m., there will be a complimentary 30-minute yoga session in the White Garden. Other members of the family pay normal admission rates.


Mother’s Day party

Sun 1-3 p.m. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

Kids and moms are invited to a Mother’s Day party with games, crafts and prizes at the EpiCentre. Radio Disney will provide entertainment and music.


Charlotte Folk Society

monthly concert and gathering

Fri 7:30 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave.

New Southern Ramblers, a dynamic, old-time Appalachian string band from Western North Carolina, take the stage. Doors open at 7. Refreshments, a song circle and jam sessions follow the concert. Donations accepted.


Charlotte Symphony Guild Musical Petting Zoo

Sat 11 a.m. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St.

The Musical Petting Zoo offers a chance for children to look at, listen to and try out orchestra instruments.


Star Party

Sat 7 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Discovery Place and Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club will provide telescopes on top of the Discovery Place parking deck. The evening will begin with an astronomy presentation and include a recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club. Afterwards guests will explore the night sky with telescopes. Parking is free on the parking deck, too.