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Wine and dine mom this Sunday

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm

By Peter Covino

A&E Editor

Mom deserves more than just one day a year to show her you care, but here are some of the things happening around Central Florida to help mom have a very special day on this Mother’s Day.

Most moms love a classic movie, and when you throw in a brunch into the mix it just might make for a perfect Mother’s Day at the Enzian Theater in Maitland.

The elegant affair begins with the Sunday brunch. Be serenaded by a live band, while enjoying the buffet, which includes a carving station and fresh-squeezed juices.

Then you can fall in love with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn all over again in the classic musical Funny Face.

About the film: Dispatched on an assignment, New York City-based fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn), a shy bookstore employee he’s photographed by accident, who he believes has the potential to become a successful model. He gets Jo to go with him to France, where he snaps more pictures of her against iconic Parisian backdrops. In the process, they fall for one another, only to find hurdles in their way.

Limited VIP tables are available for the event if you want to arrive at the event at your leisure. VIP guests also receive a bottle of champagne. The event itself is expected sell out.

Doors open at 11 a.m. The film starts at noon.

General admission tickets are $40, VIP couple admission is $120. Children, ages 6-14 are $25. Go to for information and tickets.

If you have never been to the Orlando Eye complex, or wanted to go again, Mother’s Day weekend will be the perfect opportunity.

I-Drive 360, home of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, is offering a buy one, get one offer on the various attractions, May 13-14.

Mothers will receive free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket

Offer valid for walk-up ticket purchases at the admissions desk when purchasing a single adult attraction ticket for the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando or SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.

What mom doesn’t like to receive a special gift from the kids on Mother’s Day?

Area Office Depot and OfficeMax stores will be hosting interactive crafting for children to make gifts for mom, Saturday, May 13.

All area stores are participating in the special event, which will be held from noon until 3 p.m.

Participants will be able to use Office Depot products to make flowers out of coffee filters, as well color cards for mom and take home whatever they make during the event.

Mother’s Day should be magical at Reunion Resort with a brunch at Eleven, the rooftop restaurant at the resort.

The event features a raw bar, carving station, decadent desserts and more more.

Seatings are from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adults, $59; children, $22. Complimentary for guests under 4. Complimentary valet and self-parking available. Reservations required, call 407-662-1170.

Also, at Reunion, book two or more transformative 50 or 80-minute spa services (per person) and receive complimentary paraffin enhancement. Call to reserve at 407-662-4SPA.

Mom can enjoy a bit of paradise this weekend with Mother’s Day at Hammock Beach Resort at Palm Coast.

The grand Mother’s Day Brunch includes live entertainment, a delicious brunch, culinary action stations, activities for kids and a bottomless champagne bar.

It all happens Sunday at the Ocean Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults and $25 for children. Complimentary valet and self-parking available.

Reservations required, call 386-246-5444.

Also available, celebrate your Mom this Mother’s Day by pampering her from head to toe with the Mother’s Day Spa package. This package includes a 25-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, 25-minute refresher facial and a salon pedicure. She will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne during her pedicure. Specially priced for Mom at $175 (regularly $200). Call (386) 246-5580 to reserve.

At Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the world’s largest collection of upscale steakhouses, families can help celebrate mom’s day with Surf & Turf specials all weekend long, plus their will be extended hours and a special surprise for mom.

Moms who dine in on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, will receive a complimentary, $25 credit to use towards a future purchase. Select locations open early at noon on Sunday, May 14 and will offer the following Surf & Turf Specials:

6-ounce Filet with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails ($49.95)

8-ounce Filet with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails ($56.95)

12-ounce Ribeye with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails ($59.95)

16-ounce Ribeye with Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails ($68.95)

“In the history of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, we have always celebrated and revered the role mothers play in our lives,” said Michael O’Donnell, Chairman and CEO. “Our founder, Ruth Fertel, was a single mother and famously employed an all-female wait staff of single mothers at our first location in New Orleans. We are proud to raise a glass to her and all mothers, past and present, on this special occasion and provide a small token of our appreciation for their hard work and devotion.”

Guests are encouraged to make reservations for Mother’s Day weekend and can do so by either calling their nearest Ruth’s Chris Steak House or visiting Pricing, menus, special gift and hours may vary per location.

Gaylord Palms Resort has a Mother’s Day brunch, spa escape and more in store for mom.

The Mother’s Day dining event includes special offerings at Old Hickory Steakhouse, a holiday brunch buffet at Villa de Flora and special breakfast buffet at MOOR.

At Old Hickory, dinner is $65 per person and includes valet parking.

At Villa de Flora, the buffet is $65 for adults, $32 for children and self-parking is included in the price.

The Ulitmate Mom Escape at Relache Spa is being offered for a limited time. Mom can choose from a massage, facial and pedicure or treat her to all three with the ultimate escape.

Go to the Gaylord Palms Resort website for more information, restaurant reservations and more.

Mom’s the Word at Winter Park Village as part of a Mother’s Day promotion.

Spend $150 at participating Winter Park Village shops and restaurants and receive two free movie tickets. Purchases must be made by May 12.

For more details go to for more details.

Kissimmee Bay Country Club will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For reservations call 407-348-4653.