2019 Mother's Day FUN In Hampton Roads

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Here is our BIG LIST of local events and activities to help Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day! Additions to this free list can be Submitted HERE.

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019

Mother's Day Teacup and Saucer (Newport News) 
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2-3pm
Description: Your child will use colorful glazes to decorate ceramic teacup and saucer with flowers, polka-dots, animals, or another design. We will personalize the pieces with your child's name and date or a message of their choosing. We'll call you as soon as they are finished. Please allow 1 week for firing. We will have cup and saucer sets ready for pick-up by May 10. Ages 5 - 12
Cost: $15 member/$18 nonmember
Location: Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive Newport News VA
 
Mother and Child Tea (Poquoson) THIS EVENT IS FULL
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2:30-4:30pm
Description: Mother and Child Tea All ages of children from little to adult are welcome! You do not have to be a member or live in Poquoson. This event is open for all to enjoy!! 
Cost: $5 
Location: Poquoson Woman's Club 9 Cedar Rd; PO Box 2284 Poquoson VA


MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
 
Mothers Day Card Make and Take - Main Library (Portsmouth)
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Description: Stop by and craft a cute Mothers Day Card
Location: Children's Dept - Main Library, Portsmouth VA

Mother's Day Craft at Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News)
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 at 3pm 
Description: Join us in making a special gift for Mother's Day. For ages 6-17
Cost: Free
Location: Pearl Bailey Library 2510 Wickham Ave Newport News VA 
 
Mom and Me Cooking Class at Now You're Cooking! (Chesapeake)
Date: May 6 at 6pm, May 8 at 6pm, May 9 at 10am (Kinderchef), May 9 at 6pm, May 10 at 6pm (teens), May 11 at 10am
Description: Mom & Me cooking class hands-on fun in a chef-guided cooking class. Classes will be preparing a sheetpan dinner or sheetpan brunch. All food sensitivities are accommodated.
Cost: $30. Registration required 
Location: Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio, 128 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA


TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019

Mom and Me at Chesapeake Central Library (Chesapeake)
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 6-6:30pm
Description: A Mother’s Day Celebration! Bring you mom and enjoy some 'mom and me' time. Listen to a story, indulge in a snack, and make a gift for your mother. All ages welcome.
Location: Chesapeake Central Library 298 Cedar Road Chesapeake Virginia 23322
 
A Mother's Love (Family Night Age 7+) (Hampton)
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 6:30-8pm
Description: Family Bonding Time! There is no painting experience needed, on the other hand, we do require a lot of smiles and laughter! Family members are welcome to paint with their children (7 and up). If you don't wish to paint, you may sit with your child if seating permits.
Cost: $25 per seat
Location: Painting with A Twist 1230 Merchant Lane Hampton VA 

Mom Sweet Mom Pottery Workshop at Glazenfyre (Chesapeake) 
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm 
Description: Paint it for yourself or paint it for mom. The words are optional so you can leave them off and just have a pretty piece to display. Pottery will be ready for pickup no later than Saturday, the 11th (the day before Mother’s Day). Everyone will choose & pay for their pottery at the beginning of the class, so please arrive a little early.
Cost: $10 per person + pottery, reservation with payment required.
Location: GLaZENFYRE: A Paint-It-Yourself Pottery Studio, 501 Kempsville Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019
 
Art Start - Mother's Day (Newport News)
Date: May 8, 2019 at 10:30am
Description: Storytime and art class for children ages 5 and under every Wednesday morning at 10:30. You and your child will listen to a book read aloud, learn a song or other activity and then will move to the classroom for a story-related art activity. Registration for each week’s classes is required by the preceding Friday and walk-ins cannot be accommodated if the class is at capacity. RSVP to jdobson@pfac-va.org.
Cost: Classes are at no additional cost with the price of admission and free for members. Children five and under are free. 
Location: Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive Newport News VA 

Happy Mothers Day (Norfolk)
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm
Description: Celebrate Mothers Day - Design your own heartfelt card for the mom in your life.
Cost: Free
Location: Little Creek Branch 7853 Tarpon Place Norfolk, Virginia 23518
 

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019
 
Mom and Me Cooking Class at Now You're Cooking! (Chesapeake)
Date: May 6 at 6pm, May 8 at 6pm, May 9 at 10am (Kinderchef), May 9 at 6pm, May 10 at 6pm (teens), May 11 at 10am
Description: Mom & Me cooking class hands-on fun in a chef-guided cooking class. Classes will be preparing a sheetpan dinner or sheetpan brunch. All food sensitivities are accommodated.
Cost: $30. Registration required 
Location: Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio, 128 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA
 
Celebrate Mothers Day (Norfolk)
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4-5pm
Description: Celebrate Mothers Day - Join us and make a Mothers Day Card (School Age) 
Cost: Free
Location: Barron F. Black Branch 6700 E. Tanners Creek Dr. Norfolk, Virginia 23513
 
Mother's Day Crafts (Norfolk)
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm
Description: Little ones can make special crafts for the special mom in their life. Room 295 
Cost: Free
Location: Slover Library 235 E. Plume Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
 

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
 
Mommy & Me Crafts (Norfolk)
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:30am
Description: Create special keepsakes with your little ones as they explore different textures and colors.
Cost: Free
Location: Lafayette Library 1610 Cromwell Dr. Norfolk, Virginia 23509 
 
Mother's Day Crafts (Norfolk)
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 at 3pm
Description: Mother's Day Crafts - Join us as we create crafts and cards for all the special mother’s in our lives. (All Ages)
Cost: Free
Location: Park Place Library 620 West 29th St. Norfolk, Virginia 23508

Mom and Me Cooking Class at Now You're Cooking! (Chesapeake)
Date: May 6 at 6pm, May 8 at 6pm, May 9 at 10am (Kinderchef), May 9 at 6pm, May 10 at 6pm (teens), May 11 at 10am
Description: Mom & Me cooking class hands-on fun in a chef-guided cooking class. Classes will be preparing a sheetpan dinner or sheetpan brunch. All food sensitivities are accommodated.
Cost: $30. Registration required 
Location: Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio, 128 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA
 
Kids Night Out: Mothers Day Gifts at Outside the Lines Art Studio (Norfolk)
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6-8pm
Description: Shh... let's make something fun for mom! We will make a lovely, heartfelt Mother's Day gift which will come home wrapped and ready to give, all while our parents enjoy a boring old date night. The gift is a secret but I promise it will make her day extra special. Remember I'm a mom, and I would treasure this gift forever. Seriously. Pizza dinner is provided. Ages 5 and up.
Cost: First child $25. Siblings $20. 
Location: Outside the Lines Art Studio, 617 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507
 
Mother's Day Craft & Play (Newport News)
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6:30-7:45pm
Description: My Gym is celebrating the wonderful role of a mom. Join us for our Mother's Day Craft & Play for lots of activities created around the special bond between mother and child. In addition to the games, adventures, rides and puppet shows, each child will have an opportunity to paint a flowerpot and enjoy a light snack with his or her mom. We understand that the responsibility of mom can land on anyone, so we welcome all "moms."
Cost: $10 mem / $12 non-mem / $7 sibling Registration and payment in advance are required to guarantee admission as spots fill quickly! 
Location: My Gym 188 Arthur Way Newport News VA
 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019
 

Military Families: Watch Me Grow Mother's Day Event - Tidewater Area
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9-11am
Description: Bring your child to your local NEX Norfolk, NEX Oceana, or NEX Little Creek Garden Shop on Saturday, May 11, from 9am-11am and paint a clay pot for mom this Mother's Day. We'll also provide a small flower to plant in the pot. While supplies last. No registration is necessary.
Cost: Free
Location: Tidewater NEX Locations - NEX Oceana, Norfolk & Little Creek 

Mom and Me Cooking Class at Now You're Cooking! (Chesapeake)
Date: May 6 at 6pm, May 8 at 6pm, May 9 at 10am (Kinderchef), May 9 at 6pm, May 10 at 6pm (teens), May 11 at 10am
Description: Mom & Me cooking class hands-on fun in a chef-guided cooking class. Classes will be preparing a sheetpan dinner or sheetpan brunch. All food sensitivities are accommodated.
Cost: $30. Registration required 
Location: Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio, 128 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA
 
Mother's Day Card & Flower Make & Take (Suffolk)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10am-12pm
Description: Bring the kiddos to The SPARC Shoppe to color a Mother's Day card and make a tissue paper flower. Lead by Pam with Beach'n Wine Designs.
Cost: This event is FREE.
Location: The SPARC Shoppe, 126 N Main Street, Suffolk, Virginia 23434
 
Kids Club Flower For Mom at Michael's (Hampton Roads Locations)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10am-12pm 
Description: Make a paper flower for mom 
Cost: $3
Location: Participating Hampton Roads locations 
 
Mommy & Me Cooking Class (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 10am and 1:30pm
Description: Chefpreneur Academy Presents Mommy & Me Cookin Class "Baking Edition" Age Group 4 to 12 Two Sessions 10am to 1230 and 130pm to 330pm. *There will also be Opportunity for your child to sign up for a chance to possibly appear on Food Network's "Kids Baking Championship Food will be provided for the children as well
Cost: $100 first child, $25 additional child
Location: Stratford University, 555 South Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
 
Mother's Day Coffee & Crafts Plank Workshop - Family Friendly (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10am-1pm
Description: Bring the family and join us at AR Workshop for a DIY class to make a Plank Wood Sign, Round Lazy Susan, Youth 12×16 Wood Sign, 12x16 Game Board, Pedestal Tray, or Wood Photo Frame! In the workshop, you will have the opportunity to customize your project with your choice of designer paints and (non-toxic!) stain colors.  
Cost: Price starts at $37.50
Location: AR Workshop 2120 William Styron Square S Newport News VA
 
Mothers Day Craft - Churchland Branch (Portsmouth)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Description: Make a craft for your mother
Location: Churchland Library 4934 High St W Portsmouth VA

Mothers Day Storytime and Craft at the Library (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:15-11am
Description: For children 3-7 years old with caregiver.  Join us for stories, songs, and activities celebrating mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers of all kinds!  Stay and make a craft for someone special. Registration is required.
Cost: Free. Registration is required. 
Location: Oceanfront Area Library 700 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA
 
Kid-Friendly Mother's Day 1-Hour Workshop at Board & Brush (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:30am-1:15pm. 10:30 -11:30 or 12:15 - 1:15 sessions
Description: The most cherished gift for mom is one you make with your own hands.
Cost: Select signs and trays from $20-$25 that make a perfect Mother's Day gift. 
Location: Board & Brush 336 W. 21st Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23517
 
Mother's Day Celebration at City Center Oyster Point (Newport News) 
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am-2pm
Description: Stroll through the Center and enjoy vendors with a variety of art, crafts, fresh fruit and much more. Plenty of stuff to do! Joe Gosman Band performing 11am - 2pm, free train rides, free cake, kid's activities and a free flowering plant to the first 250 women. Live music by The Joe Gosman Band from 11am - 2pm. FREE children's activities and free trackless train rides. Activities include "make-and-takes" for mom: make a Mother's Day card and tissue paper flower. The first 250 women can pick out a free beautiful flowering plant... a special gift of love that grows. A perfect touch of spring for Mom.
Cost: Free
Location: City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News VA 
 
Keychains for Mother's Day at JOANNs (Hampton Roads Locations)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am-2pm
Description: Kids will have a ton of fun making cute keychains for Mother’s Day. *Supplies are limited for this event and may vary from store to store. 
Cost: Free
Location: Participating JOANNs locations
 
PFAC Community Day (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am-2pm
Description: Family Programming This event is for all ages and features nature-themed art-making activities, planting seeds in pots, and creating cards for Mother's Day. Scavenger Hunt and Interactive Gallery Tours will be available. Food truck on site.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Location: Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive Newport News VA
  
Storytime and Activities Featuring In a Minute, Mama Bear at Barnes & Noble
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11am
Description: When Mama Bear decides to throw the to-do list out the window and spend the day playing and relaxing in the park with baby Bella Bear, they find that sometimes, when things don't go as planned, they can still have a whole lot of fun. Join us, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! (Café stores only)
Cost: Free
Location: Barnes & Noble Locations - Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk
 
It's a Party! at King's Grant Presbyterian Church (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12-3pm
Description: There is so much in life to celebrate! Join us for this family fun event. We will have a bounce house, crafts that kids can make for Mother's Day, food, games, and fun for the entire family.
Cost: This event is free, but we do as that you register at the link. You can find it on our page, under "tickets." 
Location: King's Grant Presbyterian Church, 745 Little Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

Mother's Day Craft Palooza at Doris Miller Community Center (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12-4pm
Description: Join us as we celebrate MOM’s special day by making her a one of a kind gift that’s from your heart. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: Free
Location: Doris Miller Community Center, 2400 Washington Ave., Newport News, VA 23607
 
FREE 4x6 Mother's Day Photo at Bass Pro Shops (Hampton) 
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12-5pm
Description: Free Photos Make Mom smile! One Free 4x6 photo Per Family 
Cost: Free
Location: Bass Pro Shops 1972 Power Plant Parkway Hampton VA 23666
 
Mother Daughter Princess Tea Party (Portsmouth) THIS EVENT IS FULL
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12:30-2:30pm
Description: You are cordially invited to a Mother-Daughter Princess Tea Party at Main Library! Join us for an afternoon of tea, treats, activities, and a photo booth. Costumes are highly encouraged. This is open to ages 4- 12. Please call 757-393-8501 and ask for Kendra or Kathy. Space is limited.
Location: Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St Portsmouth, VA
 
Because she's so sweet! Mothers' Day Cupcake Decorating (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1-2pm
Description: Because she's so sweet! Mothers' Day Cupcake Decorating - Celebrate mom by decorating a cupcake especially for her! (family, all ages) 
Cost:  Free
Location: Janaf Branch 124 Janaf Shopping Center Norfolk, Virginia 23504
 
Mother's Day Tea! (Hampton)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1-3pm
Description: ***ALL WOMEN AND GIRLS WELCOME!*** Put on your best, grab your daughters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and friends and join us for a beautiful mothers day tea. You are in for a real treat! Food, games and prizes! For more ticket information contact Wanda Jennings at 757-876-7647
Cost: $15- 13yrs & up $10- 6-12 yrs Free- 5yrs & under 
Location: Memorial Baptist Church 324 Newport News Avenue, Hampton VA
 
Mother's Day Tea at the Hill House Museum (Portsmouth)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2-3pm 
Description: Come celebrate Mother’s Day at the Hill House Museum gardens. Reservations are required
Cost: $25 for PHA members; $30 non-members Please R.S.V.P.  
Location: The Hill House Museum, 221 North Street, Portsmouth, VA  
 

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

Mother's Day - Moms Admitted Free at Military Aviation Museum (Virginia Beach)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 9am-5pm
Description: Mothers have FREE admission when accompanied by Family Members 
Location: Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach VA
 
Mother's Day Discount - Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 9am-5pm
Description: Celebrate Mother’s Day at the VLM! The Virginia Living Museum will offer: 50% off admission for mothers or grandmothers with purchase of another adult or child admission 20% off Wild Things Museum Store for all mothers who are VLM Members 10% off in store purchases for mothers The VLM says, "THANKS MOM!"
Location: The Virginia Living Museum 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, Virginia 23601

Mother’s Day Jewelry Making Workshop (Fort Story)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 11am-12pm
Description: Spend time with mom this Mother’s Day while making a beautiful piece of Cape Henry Lighthouse jewelry. Get tickets for our jewelry making workshop on top of the newly restored dune May 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to learn how to make a Cape Henry Lighthouse charm bracelet. Afterward, each guest is welcome to climb the tower and enjoy the incredible view of the Atlantic. 
Cost: $30
Location: Cape Henry Lighthouse 583 Atlantic Avenue Fort Story, Virginia 23459

FREE 4x6 Mother's Day Photo at Bass Pro Shops (Hampton) 
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 12-4pm
Description: Free Photos Make Mom smile! One Free 4x6 photo Per Family 
Cost: Free
Location: Bass Pro Shops 1972 Power Plant Parkway Hampton VA 23666
 
Free Admission for Mom at Nauticus (Norfolk)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 12-5pm
Description: Free Admission to Nauticus for Mom on Mother's Day from 12-5pm. Mothers get free admission when accompanied by a paying adult or child. One free mother per paying adult or child. No other discounts apply. 
Location: Nauticus, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! at Painting with a Twist (Chesapeake)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Description: Mommy and Me Sets and All Ages Session
Cost: $25-$35 per seat
Location: Painting with a Twist - Chesapeake, VA, 1437 Sams Dr, Ste 104, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Mother's Day Cruise aboard the American Rover (Norfolk)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 11:30am-1:30pm
Description: Join us for a 2 Hour Cruise aboard the elegant Sailing Ship American Rover. Enjoy a delicious brunch as you cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor. Our top deck provides ample comfortable seating with plenty of shade. Relax with Mom and be entertained by our ship's musician.
Cost: Adults - $48; Children (Ages 4-12) - $32; Children (Ages 3 and Under) - $0.  Must have ticket.
Location: Town Point Park, 101 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
 
Mother's Day Muffins and Mimosas Workshop at AR Workshop (Virginia Beach)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 12-3pm
Description: Bring the family and join us at AR Workshop for a DIY class to make a Plank Wood Sign, Round Lazy Susan, Plank Trophy Shelf, Youth 12×16 Wood Sign, 12x16 Game Board, Pedestal Tray, Pillow Case or Wood Photo Frame! In the workshop, you will have the opportunity to customize your project with your choice of designer paints and (non-toxic!) stain colors.  
Location: Anders Ruff Workshop, 311 Laskin Rd, suite 101, Virginia Beach VA 23451
 
Mother's Day Celebration at Play & Co. (Newport News)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 12-5pm
Description: Spend fun quality time with your little(s) celebrating Mom's special day! We'll have extra fun activities to celebrate the day of Mom --and of course play! Card making station Cookies & Punch Tell us about your mother keep sake We'll have a photo bookmark making station. We did this for Father's Day last year and it was a huge hit! While supplies last! ------- Open 12-5pm, each activity is while supplies last!
Cost: Free with admission! No RSVP required! Ages 6 months - 10 years $11 for up to 3 hrs of play $5 for up too 3 hrs of play for 6-12 months. Free 2 adult with each family. $3 Additional adults
Location: Play & Co. 11 Hidenwood Shopping Center Newport News VA
 
Mother's Day Celebration (Norfolk)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 4:15-8pm
Description: If you are a single mom, widow or military mom whose husband is deployed we want to honor you on Mother's Day at the 19th Annual Mother's Day Celebration. We want to bless you with a banquet meal, entertainment and gift. Come and connect with other single moms and be encouraged this Mother's Day. Child care is provided and the event is TOTALLY FREE! Register today at JoyMinistries.tv as seating is limited.
Cost: The event is FREE but space is limited. Call 757-420-2625 to register or register online at JoyMinistries.tv
Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott 235 E Main St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 
 
Mom, You Rock and One Love Caribbean Steel Drum Band (Chesapeake)
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 5:30-7:30pm
Description: Rock to the Rhythms of "One Love" Caribbean Steel Drums Band while Rock Painting with Mom on the Riverfront. FREE, all ages are welcome. 
Cost: FREE, all ages. 

Location: Elizabeth River Park 1400 Elizabeth River Way Chesapeake VA
 
 

Mother's Day Brunch - Locations offering a special Mother's Day Brunch:

 
Mother's Day Brunch at Founders Inn (Virginia Beach)
 
Mother's Day Brunch at Virginia Zoo (Norfolk)
 
Mother's Day Buffet at Waterman's (Virginia Beach)
 
Mother's Day Brunch at Catch 31 Fish House (Virginia Beach) 

Mother’s Day Classical at The Bee & The Biscuit (Virginia Beach) 

Mother's Day at Le Yaca vb (Virginia Beach) 

Mother's Day Brunch at Blue Pete's Restaurant (Virginia Beach)
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