Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

Nichole’s Picks 5/7 + 5/8

Pick #1:  Appleton Farms Mother’s Day Spring Alpen Festival

Read All About it HERE

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Date & Time
Sunday, May 8
10AM-12PM

Cost
Moms are FREE; Member Adult: $24; Member Child: $12; Nonmember Adult: $30; Nonmember Child: $15

Contact Information
978.356.5728 x4112
appletoncooks@thetrustees.org
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich, MA

Directions to Appleton Farms

Register Now

A fresh idea for Mother’s Day!  Spend the morning at Appleton Farms ushering in the season of spring, the fresh flavors of the farm, and the dairy herd’s return to pasture.  A tradition originating in the Alps, this day will include traditional Swiss treats and homemade breakfast goodies from our farm kitchen.  A fondue bar, live music, and more. Let the Moms relax and enjoy the festivities while the kids help us open the barnyard, meet the baby animals, and make a gift for mom. Flower crown making in the Carriage Barn for all to enjoy. Decorated with bells and flowers, the cows will end the celebration in a traditional cow parade to their new spring pastures.

FREE for moms! Please register all other adults and children. (Example: If Dad is registering for the family of five -Mom, Dad, and three kids- add 1 adult and three child tickets to your cart.)

This event runs rain or shine. Please pre-register so we have enough refreshments for all. Children under 1 are free.

 

Pick #2:  Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum 

I realize I wrote about the Arnold Arboretum in another “Picks” post, but Lilac Sunday for Mother’s Day is a pretty special event.

READ ALL ABOUT THE EVENT HERE

Sunday, May 8th 10:00-3:00

Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. Mainly located on the edge of Bussey Hill Road in the heart of the landscape, the lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collections of these plants in North America.

Tours of the lilacs and other special collections, family activities, and food vendors make for a memorable day. Be a part of this beloved Boston tradition! Check back for the day-of schedule of events.

The Arboretum is open as usual from dawn to dusk. Activities are available from 10:00am to 3:00pm, and refreshments are available from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

 

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Pick #3:  Boston Harbor Cruises:  Free Ferry Day

May 7th, 2016

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READ ALL ABOUT FREE FERRY DAY AND BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS HERE

Free Ferry Day!

As part of National Park Service Centennial Summer, we open our 2016 season with a FREE FERRY DAY – this is a special one-day ferry schedule to either of the two most popular Boston Harbor Islands – Georges and Spectacle Islands.

  • Free tickets for the Boston Harbor Cruises ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the Ferry Center on Long Wharf-North.

  • No tickets will be given out at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Greenway or Long Wharf South ticket booth.

  • Free tickets are from Boston only. Hingham and Hull ferries will resume later this season.

  • The ticket window opens at 8:30 am. On nice weather days, all free ferry tickets are distributed before 11 am, with all of the departures listed below completely booked at that point.

  • Tickets will be handed out for the earliest ferry, then the next, and so on, until all ferry seats for the day are distributed.

  • Each adult in line may pick up a maximum of 4 tickets.  There will be no special arrangements for groups of more than 4 to be on the same ferry.

  • The inter island service in/out of Boston is not available on Free Ferry Day.

Don’t forget to visit the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway for free programs available throughout the day!  Check our calendar for program details.

There are three departures from Long Wharf North to Georges Island for Free Ferry Day. Travel time is 45 minutes. Ticketholders must return on the ferry time listed with an average alloted time of 3-4 hour round trip per ticket.Ticketholders must return on the ferry time listed on ticket.  All tickets will have pre-assigned return time.

 

There are two departures from Long Wharf North to Spectacle Island for Free Ferry Day. Travel time is about 25-30 minutes. Ticketholders must return on the ferry time listed with an average alloted time of 3-4 hour round trip per ticket. Ticketholders must return on the ferry time listed on ticket.  All tickets will have pre-assigned return time.

As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

It’s time for Beethoven tomorrow (SAT) with The Cape Ann Symphony Mother’s Day Concert feat. BSO Soloists

Past_PresentLast month (in this post) I pointed to the roots of today’s music.

And a few weeks ago (in this post) you saw the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony used in Academy-Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

So to help you get ready for tomorrow night’s powerful Cape Ann Symphony concert (Get tickets here), I’ve put a few other films and videos using this iconic music at the end of this post.

In addition to Beethoven, they’ve invited Boston Symphony Orchestra father and daughter team Richard and Erin Svoboda as soloists for Michael Gandolfi’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon.  Plus you’ll hear an overture by Rossini, the most popular opera composer of his time.

You really do want to be there!  Get tickets here.

 

Cape Ann Symphony Mother’s Day Concert Saturday, May 9 feat. BSO Soloists

Last month (in this post) I pointed to the roots of today’s music.  This month, the Cape Ann Symphony takes the whole thing one step farther.  First of all, they’re playing one of Beethoven’s most extraordinary compositions, the 7th symphony.  My guess is that the audience will jump to their feet after this finale just as they did last month for Beethoven’s first piano concerto, featuring David Deveau.

Beethoven’s 7th has been used in a number of films, most recently the 2nd movement in a tremendously powerful scene in which Academy Award winner Colin Firth as King George VI delivers a triumphant speech after struggling all his life with a terrible stutter.  Check out that scene in this video:

Now imagine hearing the whole symphony live.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve invited Boston Symphony Orchestra father and daughter team Richard and Erin Svoboda as soloists for Michael Gandolfi’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon.  Plus you’ll hear an overture by Rossini, the most popular opera composer of his time.  You really do want to be there!  Get tickets here.

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Have Your Head Examined If You Don’t Take Advantage of This Thomas E Lannon Mother’s Day Mom Sails Free Deal

Take Mom to the sea! Moms sail on the Schooner Thomas E Lannon in Gloucester, Massachusetts for FREE this Sunday from 1-3pm, so long as she is accompanied by a passenger paying full price.

Mom sails for FREE this Sunday from 1:00-3:00, so long as she is accompanied by a passenger paying full price.
Bundle up and bring Mom for a sail on the Lannon. Or, if you are the Mom, tell someone you want to sail on the Lannon this Sunday.
The forecast for the weekend is improving, though it doesn’t look like it will be as warm as last year. No matter what, it will be FUN!

For Daily Sail Schedule and Charter Information click on the link below

http://www.schooner.org/

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Seaward Inn Bed And Breakfast Opens this Weekend

The season is opening. The tulips have gone by. Soon we’ll be hunting down that friend with the boat and go catch a striper. Best time of year. The beginning of the beginning.

So as a local who cares that a Bed and Breakfast is opening up? Because you can make it up to mom for forgetting to get something for Mother’s Day and take her to Mother’s Day Brunch at the Seaward Inn on May 13th. Patti DeRosa will be the artist performing 11AM to 2PM, call 978-546-3471 for reservations.

44 Marmion Way, Rockport.

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CAPE POND ICE’S THIRD ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST!

Dealers in Ice Since 1848!

CAPE POND ICE’S THIRD ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST!

"COOL" MOMS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Maybe she’s able to balance it all and seems relaxed and at ease.

Maybe she has the patience of a saint.

Maybe she always has an encouraging word.

Maybe she always goes above and beyond in her special way.

If she does–then NOMINATE your "Coolest Mom!"

  Submit a short essay about why she is the "Coolest" and a picture of your "Coolest Mom."  Don’t forget to include your name, address, phone number and don’t forget to tell us your "Coolest Mom’s" name.

The Lucky Winner will receive…………..

A CAPE POND ICE "COOLEST GALS GIFT BASKET"

Includes a pink baseball hat, a pink hooded sweatshirt, pink long & short sleeve tee shirts and a few other surprises!

All entries must be submitted to us by April 30, 2011 to qualify.

The winner will be announced the week of May 2, 2011.

You can e-mail your entry to office@capepondice.com, mail it or drop it by 104 Commercial Street , Gloucester , MA   01930

All entries will receive a

Cape Pond Ice Gift Certificate.

(Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8)

"Coolest Gals" in Avalon, New Jersey !

Cape Pond Ice Coolest Mom Contest

Mother’s Day is right around the corner – May 11th

Let your Mom know how “Cool” you think she is with a gift from Cape Pond Ice

“Pink Coolest Gals Around” Collection

We carry women’s cap cuff tee shirts, pullover hoodies, long & short sleeve tee’s and really “Cool” Pink baseball hats!

All the Pink Collection clothing has the

“Coolest Gals Around” slogan

on the back!

Mug up time for Mom!

How about a really “Cool” Coffee Mug?

Cape Pond Ice offers a quality line of clothes and merchandise.

Visit our on-line store and order now for delivery before

Mother’s Day or visit our Gift Shop at

104 Commercial St., Gloucester, MA

The “Coolest Guys Around” wish all the “Cool Moms” a

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Don’t forget to enter your “Cool Mom” into our “Coolest Mother’s Day Contest!”

All entries must be submitted by May 3, 2010

Thanks to Good Morning Gloucester Blog and Joey Ciaramitaro for the great picture of Cape Pond Ice Co., Inc.!

Cape Pond Ice Mother’s Day Contest

2010 MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST

“COOL” MOMS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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A Celebration of Mothers & Families!

Enter your “Cool Mom” into our 2010

“Mother’s Day” Contest.

Is your Mom someone who listens to your ideas and problems?

Does she inspire you to be a caring and loving person?

Does your Mom go Above and Beyond in her special way?

If she does then submit a brief essay and include a picture of your “Coolest Mom” along with your name, address, day & evening phone numbers and your Mom’s name.

The Lucky Winner will receive

“Cape Pond Ice Coolest Gals Gift Basket”

Pink baseball cap, Pink hooded sweatshirt, Pink long & short sleeve tee shirts and a few other surprise.

Remember all entries must be submitted to us by May 3, 2010 to qualify.

You can e-mail your entry to office@capepondice.com

mail or

Stop by 104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930

and drop it off.

All entries will receive a Cape Pond Ice Gift Certificate.

Thanks to the Good Morning Gloucester Blog and Joey Ciaramitaro

for the awesome picture!

If additional information is needed please contact:

Catherine Eastman, Office Manager

Scott Memhard, President

Cape Pond Ice Co., Inc.

978-283-0174

What are you doing for Mom today?