Sunday May 10th is Mother’s Day and it’s still a Hallmark holiday. Did you know that total amount annually spent on Mother’s Day cards is $671 million?
And while we’re at it, $1.9 billion is spent on flowers. Consumers (that’s you) will spend an average of $168.94 on their moms on Mother’s Day. Flowers, clothes, jewelry, spa services, books, electronics, dinner…add up to $20.7 billion in spending in one day!
Mother’s Day Trivia #1
Hoyt Axton wrote Three Dog Night’s hit song, “Joy to the World.” His mother, Mae Axton wrote an Elvis Presley hit. What is the name of the song?
Here are a few ideas for how to spend Mother’s Day in Tucson and its neighbors up north — Queen Creek.
Tucson Pops Concert
The Spring series of “Music Under the Stars” begins on Mother’s Day. This marks the opening of the 61st spring season of Tucson Pops free Concerts in the Park. The Orchestra is under the direction of Maestro László Veres. You are invited to enjoy “Music under the Stars™” at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, in Reid Park, on Sunday evenings beginning at 7 PM from May 10 – May 31.
Look for the weekly “Food Truck Roundup” at each Pops Concert featuring a variety of Tucson’s best food trucks providing attendees with outstanding picnic fare. Participating vendors will be listed on the website.
Mother’s Day Trivia #2
What office product did Michael Nesmith’s (from The Monkeys) mother Bette Nesmith Graham invent that made her a multi-millionaire?
Mother’s Day at Flying V Bar & Grill
WHAT: Grilled-to-order southwestern specialties, Spanish charcuterie, freshly shucked oysters and a lavish Bloody Mary bar are just a few of the highlights. Treat mom to a one-of-a-kind Sonoran menu prepared by Loews Ventana Canyon’s talented chefs. This special culinary event will be set to live music and the beautiful golf course backdrop, creating a day mom will cherish.
WHEN: May 10 from 11 AM -2 PM
HOW: $65 for adults, $25 for children. Reservations are required by calling 520-615-5495.
WHERE: Flying V Bar & Grill, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 North Resort Drive, Tucson 85750
Mothers Day Trivia #3
What past or present late night talk show host has a father who is a noted epidemiologist and a professor at Harvard Medical School and a mother who was a partner in a Boston law firm?
Is Mom a movie buff? Take her to the Loft Cinema for a Bringing Up Baby, an oldie flick starring Katherine Hepburn and heartthrob Cary Grant. Sip “momosas,” eat popcorn, win raffle prize gift bags. You don’t have to be a mom to enjoy this afternoon either.
<—Eat at The Parish – Tucson
Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142,
Featuring Art Show, Grill at the Mill, Grand Opening of our new outdoor bar the “Pit”, Mother’s Day Brunch, Live Music, Complimentary Wine Tastings, Vendor Tastings, Tours, etc. For Mother’s Day: 2 dining options starting at 8 AM + live music from 11 AM to 3 PM For all event details, call 480.888.9290 ext. 102 or visit the website.
Mothers Day Trivia Answers
1)Heartbreak Hotel; 2)Liquid Paper correction fluid, FYI- She sold the rights to the Gillette Corporation in 1979 for $47.5 million and when she died in 1980, she left half of her fortune to Michael; 3)Conan O’Brien.