MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS: Hot Mammas sing Sunday in Fleetwood

Other events include pancake breakfast hosted by North Surrey Lions Club

Singers Mary Ella Young

Singers Mary Ella Young

SURREY — Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8, and there are several events planned in Surrey.

Audrey and Gerry Hall have organized a jazz vespers program at Northwood United Church in Fleetwood. The late-afternoon concerts have been going for more than four years, and happen on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from September to June.

“We have had the good fortune to book some of the best musicians Vancouver has to offer. We cannot include all who ask for dates,” Audrey says. “Having a good cross-section of various types of jazz is our aim. The community has embraced this beyond our expectations.”

This coming Mother’s Day, The Hot Mammas will once again perform at Northwood. This will be the third year of celebrating Mother’s Day with this three-part harmony trio. They have been a favourite of this community of jazzers every time. Julie Brown, Mary Ella Young and Georgina Arntzen are The Hot Mammas. They are accompanied by Tom Arntzen on piano, Arnt Arntzen on guitar, Dave Guiney on bass and Scott Robertson on drums. The church is at 8855 156 St.; the hour-long event begins at 4 p.m.

Some other Mother’s Day events happening in Surrey:

Mother’s Day at The Glades Garden in Surrey on Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: “Celebrate Mother’s day in a stunning woodland garden. Enjoy live music from the West Coast Strings among masses of rhododendrons in full bloom. Gourmet coffees, teas and hot chocolate available for purchase, as well as a spring plant sale. Cash sales only.” Tickets $5/$7, 604-501-5100 (register online with barcode #4476457, info at Children under 12 are free. Note: A new parking lot will be accessible south of the garden, at 561 172 St., South Surrey.

Mother’s Day pancake breakfast and plant sale hosted by North Surrey Lions Club on Sunday, May 8 at Kennedy community hall, 8870 Scott Road, Surrey, from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast is by donation, all proceeds to Lions’ charities. This is a 55th annual event.

Cloverdale United Church hosts Mother’s Day Spring Tea & Sale on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to 2 p.m. Plants and hanging baskets for sale, lunch will be served from 11 am. Everyone welcome.

“I Heart Mom” event at Surrey Museum on Saturday, May 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. All ages, by donation. “From the beginning of Mother’s Day in 1908, cards and flowers have been presented to moms as a thank you for their love and dedication to their families. Create your own card or bookmark for Mom with pressed flowers.” Info: 604-592-6956.

Mother’s Day Tea events at Historic Stewart Farm on May 7-8. “Treat mum like the queen she is with tea at the Farm. Nibble cucumber sandwiches, indulge in sweets and scones baked in the wood stove, and make a card for Mom.” Fee $15, call 604-592-6956.