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By Monica Barber
May Whirls Again!

May is a whirlwind of activity during the Spring season. There are plenty of things to do, but certainly the VIP on your list should be spending time with your Mom. Ms. M happens to love spending time with her mom and she finds there is absolutely nothing more embarrassing than running out of money when you are spoiling someone! If you are like me then you are keen to know any way to save while showing people a great time!

There’s nothing like a hint of culture for your special lady so order up a bit of Broadway for a fraction of the cost! Big Valley Christian High School presents a production of Into the Woods May 1st & 2nd. A big of Broadway magic and mischief follows the plot of this Tony Award winning play. It’s a showstopper not to miss. Tickets: $10 adults/ $5 children. Showtimes: 7pm Sat/ 2pm & 7 pm Sun. More info: 209-527-3481

Not all mom’s were created the same and in such a lovely tradition we honor them for exactly who they are not who we want them to be. Some Mother’s prefer a bit of tea and other Mother’s can’t wait to get home and crack open a cold one. May 9th offers you two opportunities to spoil your favorite person!

McHenry Mansion hosts an afternoon tea from 11:30a-2pm. $30 reserves you the privilege to enjoy a fancy treat of traditional tea with sandwiches and desserts. RSVP for this delightful event for it’s sure to sell out! Info: Call 522-1739 before May 2

On the flipside, you can take Mom out for a frosty brew at the Central Valley Brewfest at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 1-5pm. $30 admittance gets you a variety of samples from the areas finest brews. Enjoy! Info;

Dropping a dime on charity and treating Mom to some live music is a great way to win points. Don’t miss the Northern California Women’s Music Festival Fundraising Concert at the Queen Bean Coffee House. Performers include Josephine Johnson, Mattéa Overstreet, Emily O’Neill, Erin Odessa, Iraya Cress and Kayla Just. $10 tickets at the door includes a silent auction in addition to the music. 5-10pm.

A majestic celebration is a fabulous way to spend the day! Make sure you visit The State Theater at the end of May to experience and celebrate the 80th birthday of this historic treasure. Step into a Speakeasy and enjoy the sounds of Lavay Smith. On May 30th head on down for some cake and candor to commemorate this historic occasion! $80/couple $30/individuals. More information on this event:

Let the month of May be a whirlwind celebrating your life and love affair with everything in it but make it mild on your pocketbook!



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