YOUR WEEKEND: Celebrate your mother at events around town


Mother's Day is this Sunday, and if you're still not sure what to do, there are a number of possibilities around the valley to treat the special woman in your life.

Summerlin area

Children up to age 11 are invited to hear stories and create a handprint craft for their mom or grandmother at a free Mother’s Day Storytime at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, from  2 to 3 p.m. May 10. Sign up at the children’s services desk or call 507-3865.

Celebrate your mom at Every Day is Mother’s Day at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., from 11 a.m. to noon May 10. For ages up to 11. Free. Call 507-3630 for more information.

Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd., will host a free Mother’s Day concert, 3 p.m. May 10. A free-will offering will be collected to help soloist Lakesha Harden, a student at the College of Southern Nevada, travel to Europe to take part in an opera program there this summer.  341-7800.

Town Square

Eleven Spa Vegas and Ken Paves Salon and The Grape at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, have partnered to offer a Mother’s Day spa and brunch package.Ê On Sunday, mothers who book one of Eleven Spa’s Mother’s Day spa packages or spa treatments will receive 25 percent off of the Mother’s Day brunch at The Grape. For more information, call Eleven Spa at 967-1100.

Tommy Bahama’s will offer Mother’s Day specials from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. The special menu includes crab cake benedict served with potatoes for $16, filet mignon and fried eggs for $16 and an open Bloody Mary bar. Tommy Bahama’s is located inside Town Square at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. For reservations, call 948-8006.

Texas de Brazil, located inside Town Square at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will serve Mother’s Day specials from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The regular dinner is $44.99 per person, and the light dinner is $29.99 per person. The meal includes a 50-item gourmet salad area, meats served by Brazilian cowboys and a full menu of desserts. Children 6 years old and under eat free, and children 7 to 12 years old are half price. For reservations, call 614-0080.
 
BRIO Tuscan Grille, located inside Town Square at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will serve a Mother’s Day brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The brunch menu includes french toast with berries, cinnamon apple pancakes, bacon, egg and fontina panini, frittata al forno, eggs benedictano, grilled salmon and sweet potato hash and crab and shrimp crepes. Prices range from $9.95 to $16.50.
For reservations, call 914-9145.

Claim Jumper, located inside Town Square at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will serve Mother’s Day specials from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The menu includes strawberry fields salad, ham and spinach quiche and mahi mahi. Mothers will receive a $10 gift card.
For reservations, call 270-2509.

The Grape, located inside Town Square at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will serve Mother’s Day specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Moms will receive 50 percent off brunch with the purchase of one full price brunch item. The menu includes a salmon plate, challa french toast, filet benedict, crab benedict and seasonal fruit plate. Prices range from $10 to $12. Meals are served with bottomless mimosas or bloody marys for $15
For reservations, call 220-4727.

Henderson

The Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two Mother’s Day-themed events for moms and their children.

The Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive, is hosting its Mad Hatter Tea Party from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 9.

Participation is $25 per mother/daughter or mother/son pair. Moms and their kids (ages 4 to 12) can take part in a variety of interactive games and themed crafts. Refreshments also will be served. Registration at www. cityofhenderson.com is required (activity 151048-36). For information, call 267-5850.

Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 Galleria Drive, and the Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway, are hosting an aquatic-themed Mother’s Day Out from 1 to 5 p.m. May 10. Admission is free for mothers and grandmothers, $1 for youths ages 3 to 17. For information, call 267-5877 (Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool) or 267-5824 (Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool). Or, visit cityofhenderson.com.

SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR REDUCED COST

In honor of women and the celebration of Mother’s in May, the Nevada Cancer Institute is offering reduced-cost $50 screening mammograms to Nevada women over the age of 40 Monday through May 22.

This is a screening mammogram only; the $50 special price is only for cash-pay uninsured patients. Patients with insurance will be billed accordingly. Results will be mailed to the patient and her physician. This special price offer must be paid in full at the time of service and cannot be used in conjunction with any insurance. There are a limited number of appointments at this special price and appointments are required.

Mammography can detect approximately 85 percent of breast cancers and can detect a lump an average of one to three years before a woman can using self breast examinations alone. To schedule an appointment, call 822-5416.

FREE STRATOSPHERE TOWER ADMISSION FOR MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY

The Stratosphere will offer a free ride to the top of its 1,149-foot tower on Sunday for mothers accompanied by one or more people paying the full admission price.

Moms and their guests will also be given VIP treatment, bypassing the line to ride to the 108th floor indoor observation deck. The regular price of admission to the top of the tower is $14.95, discounted to $11 for Nevada residents. Children ages 4 to 12 pay $9.
The Top of the World Restaurant, located on the Stratosphere’s 106th floor, will observe Mother’s Day by giving all moms who dine there on Sunday a free glass of champagne and a rose. The restaurant will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and for dinner from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 380-7711.

The Stratosphere Tower is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. The tower’s observation decks, one indoor and another one outdoors, are open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.

The tower offers three thrill rides: Insanity, the Big Shot and X-Scream. Rides are priced separately. Call 380-7777 for more information.