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Celebrate Mother's Day locally
RIVER VALLEY- Even though we should be celebrating our moms every day of the year, we are approaching that one special day when the calendar tells us it's time to spend some money and tell all the world how special our moms truly are.
This year, instead of taking mom out to an expensive restaurant in a nearby city, why not find her version of wine and dine right here in the River Valley? We have many options that are sure to tantalize her taste buds, make her eyes sparkle, make her heart race, but most of all, make a most memorable day for you and your mom.
Whether you want to keep your day low key or you want to whoop it up, there's something for every mom right here in the area.
Maybe you and your mom are more of the outdoorsy type and are looking to enjoy nature. There are many options throughout the valley to hike, bike, walk, kayak or canoe. There are also great fishing spots along the Androscoggin or at any of our beautiful lakes, ponds and streams.
Let's not forget about the photographic opportunities at the top of local mountains like White Cap, Woodsman's Peak, Tumbledown Dick and Step Falls.
If you and your mom enjoy a more traditional celebration, check out the assortment of home-baked goods at Grandma's House & Bakery in Mexico, or maybe you want to take mom out for a delightful breakfast, brunch or lunch. Look no further than the Little Red Hen in Andover, Brian's Bistro in Rumford, The Front Porch Cafe in Dixfield, the Chicken Coop in Mexico, or the Bethel Inn and S.S. Milton in Bethel.
There are plenty of places to get a sweet dessert after lunch by way of Sweet Treats in Andover or Mountain Valley Variety in Rumford.
Maybe you're looking to get your mom all dolled up for her special day. Look no further than the newly-opened Paradise salon in Mexico. And, while you're at it, visit Simply the Best Boutique for some new fashions.
When mom's hair is done, she has her new outfit on and her belly is full, why not take her to a show for a little comedy relief.
The program directors at 49 Franklin have once again pulled together a star cast to perform The Odd Couple (Femail Version).
According to their website, in the 1960's Neil Simon sat down to write a play that would be destined to become a classic. The story of two roommates; one, a divorced, slovenly easy going character, and the other, a separated, hypochondriac, neat freak. The play became a staple in every household in the 1970's, starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.
In this female version, instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same.
A show you won't want to miss, so get your discounted tickets for only $12 at Bartash Card & Gift, All That Jazz or online at www.49franklin.com. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. show on Sunday, May 13, but tickets will be $15 at the door. Light snacks and a limited cash bar will be available.
Whatever you decide to do with your mom on her special day, I am sure you'll make a memory that you can cherish for years to come.