Kathleen Hill: Mad Hatter Tea Party, Mother’s Day menus and more
Mad Hatter Tea Party Saturday
Thinking creatively and slightly outside the box, the Sonoma Community Center presents the Mad Hatter Tea Party and Maddest Hat Contest tomorrow, Saturday, May 11 in its “Secret Garden.”
Guests will select a ceramic cup made by the Community Center’s ceramics department, from which those attending can sip tea or other beverages and then take home for your own use. Enjoy music, entertainment, animals, magic, food and tea.
Ymateina of Sebastopol will donate its yerba mate teas, both warm and chilled, as well as a “sparkling adult cocktail” (for sparkling adults) using its tea as a base. Traditional teas, lemonade, water and wine for adults will also be served.
David Walker Events will provide nibbles for the family friendly tea party including fruits and veggies, tea sandwiches such as cucumber and cream cheese, hummus and veggies, peanut butter and jelly, and turkey and Swiss cheese. Desserts will be a combination of candy and other sweets donated from Scandia Bakery, Les Pascals Patisserie & Boulangerie in Glen Ellen, and cookies from Cookie Take a Bite. $30 adults, $10 youth. 12:27 to 3:32 p.m. 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.
Garden Club plant sale Saturday
Need some vegetable plants for your home garden? Smart to grow your own if you can.
Valley of the Moon Garden Club offers homegrown vegetable and perennial flowering plants, succulents and landscaping plants at its annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11, also at the Sonoma Community Center.
Master Gardeners and club members (some are both) will be available to answer questions and give gardening advice.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Sonoma School Gardens program, the Monarch Pollinator Garden, and speakers at the club’s monthly meetings. 9 a.m. to noon. 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.
Super Mother’s Day Sunday
The biggest event this weekend you can enjoy anywhere, including home, is Mother’s Day. We all had mothers, and some of us are lucky enough to still have our mothers around. And some of us are mothers.
So let’s honor all women today. It’s easy. Just be nice. Hold a door open. Say hello with a smile.
Last Friday’s column gave the menus of the restaurants and others who let me know in advance what they will be serving. (Check out last week’s column at sonomanews.com.)
We have some fun additions. Those covered last Friday include Chateau Sonoma, Divewalk Café, Depot Hotel Restaurant, Tips Roadside, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Viansa Winery.
Suite D owner Sondra Bernstein emailed a celebration of mothers everywhere with a Robert William Service poem called “The Mother,” lovely and tear jerking. She sent it out with her invitation to her Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 12. The menu includes morning pastries, fresh fruit salad, orange juice, coffee and tea, fried chicken and waffles, eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, ham hash, breakfast potatoes, and housemade bacon, followed by miniature desserts, chocolate eclairs, strawberry shortcake, espresso cheesecake, and sea salt chocolate chunk cookies.
Their bar will be open with sparkling wine, mimosas, beer and Bloody Mary’s for sale. Corkage $10 per bottle, limit two bottles per person. $45 adults, $38.25 for club members, $25 children under 13, free age 2 and under. 21800 Schellville Road, Sonoma. Tickets at therhoneroom.com.