Mother’s Day with your unique Mom

What kind of mom do you have? If she’s not traditional (or even if she is), consider a trip to Cochise County. There are three events that will help you celebrate your unique Mom during Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-10.

Motorcycle Mama

Photo by Rainer Ebert

Photo by Rainer Ebert

If she’s a biker babe, you and she can motor down to the Border to Border Cinco de Mayo Run, May 8 & 9 in Douglas. A lot of activities are in store.

A bike and car show, raffles and drawings, plus a poker crawl will make this a rousing weekend. Street dancing on Friday evening will feature Déjà vu, and Elvis will appear on Saturday.

Details: Border to Border run: 9 a.m.; Street Dancing: Friday, 8-Midnight. Activities start at the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas.

Admission is free, and there is a small fee for specific events. For more info, call 520-364-4481 or 520-234-3901.

Mother Nature

Does Mom yearn for the outdoors? Is she an early riser who loves nature and wildlife? Consider taking part in the International Migratory Bird Day Spring Festival on May 9.

With talks, walks, exhibitions and children’s events, you and Mom can learn about birds, beavers, wildlife and native plantings. The Gray Hawk Nature Center will showcase a variety of snakes and lizards. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River, the Sonoran Joint Venture, Coronado National Forest, Cochise County Master Gardeners and the Bureau of Land Management.

Details: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., May 9 at the San Pedro House, 9800 Hwy 90 (at the San Pedro River). Admission is free. For more info, call 520-459-2555.

Arts & Crafts Mom

Does Mom appreciate the finer things in life? If she loves arts and crafts (she knitted sweaters for you, made quilts or simply loves artistic creations), you might want to swing down to the Holy Trinity Monastery’s Fiesta de la Primavera in St. David, just south of Benson.

Details: Sat., May 9: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Monastery, St. David. Admission is free. For more info, call 520 720-4642 ext 22 or visit their website.

If you’d like to visit any of these events, call the visitors centers in each city. The staff can help you decide where to stay and give you tips on where to eat.

Benson Visitor Center: 520-586-4293

Douglas Visitor Center: 520-417-7344

Sierra Vista Visitor Center: 1-800-288-3861

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