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Make Mother’s Day special with these local events

If you’ve got a mom in your life who deserves a special day (or two) of celebrations, this Mother’s Day event guide is for you.

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Tea service at The Cake Bake Shop is always an indulgent and glamorous experience — the perfect gift for the mom in your life.

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars — Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12. If you want to go the extra mile in recognizing a mom in your life this year, here’s a roundup of local events that are sure to make her day.

uPaint a Story | Thursday, May 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Locations vary | $15 | Little artists will get to read a story about Mom, enjoy a snack, and paint her a stemless wine glass that can also be used as a small planter.

U Glam Girl Wellness + Beauty Extravaganza | Sunday, May 5 | 2-6 p.m. | Hotel Carmichael, 1 Carmichael Square, Carmel | $159-$209 | Send Mom to this four-hour event filled with engaging discussions on self-care, cocktails, and a delicious lunch.

Pinky Up at the Spa | Friday, May 10 | 2 p.m. | 1 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood | $100 | Treat Mom to afternoon tea on the porch and a 30-minute spa service, or gift certificate to return at a later date.

Mother’s Day Weekend | Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis | Museum admission | Celebrate a weekend of love, creativity, and memorable moments with live music, lawn games, brunch specials, and local vendors at the beer garden. Guests can also make decoupage mini terra cotta pots for their spring flowers.

Swiftie Skate | Sunday, May 12 | 12-3:30 p.m. | Fun Factory, 175 Southern Plaza Dr., Indianapolis | $0-$20 | Help Mom enter her roller skating era. During this special event, mothers skate free with the purchase of a kid’s ticket, and can also participate in bracelet trading, trivia, a themed photo booth, and a costume contest.

Mother’s Day Candle Making Workshop | Sunday, May 12 | Times vary | MXP Shop, 7826 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis | $40 | Enjoy a complimentary beverage, light snacks, and music as you craft a candle for (or with) your favorite Mom.

Mother’s Day Dinner & Concert with Men In The Fire | Sunday, May 12 | 3-7 p.m. | Martin University Hardin Gathertorium, 2186 N. Sherman Dr., Indianapolis | $50-65 | Feast on a five course dinner buffet and the sweet sounds of this quartet.

Listen To Your Mother Indy | Sunday, May 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis | $25 | Enjoy 13 true stories about being a mom, having a mom, losing a mom, and finding a mom, read live on-stage by local authors, actors, mothers, fathers, and kids.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea | Dates vary | Times vary | Locations vary | $95 | Make a reservation to enjoy a glorious afternoon with your favorite Mom while savoring scones, soup, finger sandwiches, desserts, tea, chocolates, and champagne.