Happy Mother’s Day weekend! If your little one hasn’t picked out a gift for you yet, consider taking the wee one to The NEW Children’s Museum for DIY Corsage Day on Friday so he or she can make you a Mother’s Day present. If that’s not your thing, there’s plenty more to do this weekend. Celebrate National Train Day Open House, have fun at the Asian Cultural Festival, enjoy World Music, or enjoy a day outdoors rollerblading. Either way, tell the family the mom in the house deserves the day off!

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San Diego

DIY Corsages
Give the gift of wearable art this Mother’s Day! Use colorful felt and rubber bands to create a forever flower that mom can wear as a hair clip, brooch or corsage. Fri., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, The NEW Children’s Museum, Included with admission ($10). All ages. Event details.

National Train Day Open House
Celebrate National Day Train with an open house at the San Diego S-Gauge Model Railroad Club in Liberty Station. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, San Diego S-Gauge Model Railroad Clubhouse, Free. All ages. Event details.

Asian Cultural Festival
The Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego  celebrates its 4th year as San Diego’s celebration for Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Festival features martial arts, cultural dances and exhibitions, cooking demos, entertainment, games, and food. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Liberty Station, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

World Music Festival
The Center for World Music is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a free, outdoor music festival featuring master artists performing music and dance from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Including folk and traditional cultures of Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Iran, Spain, and many more. Food will be available for purchase. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Ellen Browning Scripps Park, Free. All ages. Event detail.

Orange County

Wetlands Monthly Cleanup
Help the earth and join up with Save Our Beach for the Monthly Riverbed/Wetlands Cleanup. Bring gardening or work gloves, a reusable water bottle and plastic grocery bags if you have them, so we make less trash. Wear closed toed shoes. Fri., 9:00 – 11:00 am, Seal Beach, Free. All ages. Event details.

Super Science Saturdays!
Super Science Saturdays are great three-hour workshops for children! We hold a morning and afternoon session, if your children stay for both they get a free pizza lunch! Our workshops consist of amazing demonstrations, exciting hands on experiments, and fantastic take home projects! Most of our classes are for grades kindergarten through 6th, but we also have preschool ones as well! We offer topics such as Super Sleuths Lab, Chem-in-a-Flash, rockets, and even test prep classes! Sat., 12:30 – 3:30 pm, Saddleback College, $40 per 3-hour class. All ages. Event details.

Roller Blading Fun Roll
Join a  group of roller bladers every Saturday morning for a 16-mile round trip skate from Huntington to Newport Beach. It’s at a nice and easy pace and all ages and levels are welcome – bicyclists can join in on the fun too! Join the group afterward for lunch in Huntington Beach. Sat., 10:30 am – 2:00 pm, Pier Plaza Amphitheater, Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Will your family be treating you to a happy Mother’s Day?

–Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of the Center for World Music.