Mother's Day is Sunday, and while material gifts are nice, give her what she really wants: more time with you. Here are a few ways to hang with Mom this weekend. (Don't worry, they include shopping, too.)
GRAB A BAG: Shopping time
Buck the brunch trend and take her to a Sip and Stroll in St. Petersburg's EDGE District. You'll get an official cup and a map to enjoy free drinks and food at nearly two dozen shops, restaurants and bars. It's a fun way to explore some new businesses and revisit your favorites. They all have specialty drinks, so pace yourself. Milagros, the place to get great soap, is offering the "Come to Mama" cocktail, while Verve Boutique is serving "Tough as a Mother Bubbly." If it's beer she likes, stop by Atlas Body and Home for a "Momma Needs Her Pils." Take a break at Ashe Couture with Made coffee. Tickets are limited. $15 in advance, $20 day of with cash only. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Check in with I.D. at the EDGE District office, 11 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S. edgedistrict.org.
GET CREATIVE: A trio of workshops
Try your hand at making art through workshops. Discover a hidden talent together, or just do it for fun.
The Morean Center for Clay offers Friday Night Clay each week, where you can get your hands dirty on either the wheel or by hand building a vessel. All you have to bring is a towel and your favorite beverage. Tomorrow's session might be full, but registering the two of you for a future date would be a lovely gift. $25 per person. 7-9 p.m. Friday. 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-7162. moreanartscenter.org.
Learn to Turn for Mother's Day at the Florida School of Woodwork, where you'll create a small, hollow vessel on the lathe. The next thing you know, you'll be building furniture. It includes a British high tea as a late lunch. $150 per person. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 1609 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 223-3490. schoolofwoodwork.com.
It's a Mother's Day painting party all weekend at Pinot's Palette Brandon. Instructors will help you paint a lovely scene. You can't BYOB, but the shop is offering $13 bottomless cranberry or orange juice mimosas or sangria. $45 per person. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. 2086 Badlands Drive. (813) 618-3064. pinotspalette.com/brandon.