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Five fun things for families to do Mother's Day weekend

This is a special week for us moms, and there are some pretty special, family-friendly events that everyone will love. We all know the most important thing to moms on Mother's Day - and every day - is spending time with family. Here are some options to do just that.

Free Friday songs and stories

12:45 p.m. May 6 at Rolly Pollies (9630 Transit Road, Amherst)

Celebrate with music at Rolly Pollies. Bring your child, ages 7 and younger, to enjoy songs and stories. The special class is free and you do not need reservations. A free, fun time like this is sure to be music to mom's ears.


Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival Music Day

Noon to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Japanese Garden of Buffalo at Mirror Lake on the grounds of the Buffalo History Museum.

There will be beautiful flowers, music, an instrument zoo, drum circle, and tea in the garden. They will also have tree planting with children. If you get hungry, no worries – you will have some food trucks to choose from. All of this fun in one place is right up mom's alley.


"The True Story of the Three Little Pigs"

2 p.m. May 7 at the Theatre of Youth (203 Allen St.)

Check out the opening day performance of this show that promises tons of giggles and laughs. It is recommended for kids ages 4 and older. Apparently, there are two sides to the story of the "Three Little Pigs." This show follows the big, bad wolf though a trial in piggy court. Was the huffing and puffing just a sneeze on the way? Will there be a fair trial? It’s a musical for the whole family.  There is no better sound to mom than little giggles. (Other dates: May 14, 15, 21, 22 and June 4.)


Meet Scooby-Doo and Shaggy

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at the Boulevard Mall

Ruh-roh, sounds like trouble. You know there will be Scooby snacks – but there will also be balloon artists and giveaways. The event is free. Just head to the Boulevard Mall (near Macy’s). Maybe mom can check out some shopping after all the fun.


Zooper Saturday at the Buffalo Zoo

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7

The zoo is always a fun place to visit, but on the first Saturday of each month, there is even more to do and it’s all included with general admission. Each first Saturday features a different animal group with activities and keeper talks about them. In case you are wondering, you can check out the baby gorilla, but the new lion cub is not quite ready for viewing just yet. Admission is $12; kids 2-12: $9, under 2 are admitted free

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