Weekend Ideas: Concerts, Running, Animals and More

Maybe you could take your mom?

Looking for some fun activities you and Mom can do together over this upcoming Mother's Day weekend? Reading Patch has got you covered from a Spring Concert to a special day at the zoo geared towards Moms. 


Where/When: , Saturday, 7:30pm–9:30pm.

Why Go: You won't want to miss the 91st spring performance by the Reading Community Singers, a 70-plus member group. They are in the running for the title of longest, continually performing amateur choral group in the country. All you Need is Love - Music from the Heartand is packed with audience favorites Mom will love! 

Pricing: $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors and students. 


Where/When: , Saturday, 7am.

Why Go: Get in shape and meet new people this Saturday! Participate in a 4-5 mile run around the neighborhoods and/or the Lake in Wakefield at an easy/moderate pace. 

Pricing: Free and Open to All.


Where/When: Stone Zoo, (149 Pond St, Stoneham), Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

Why Go: Come to the zoo for a perfect way to celebrate Mom (and celebrity animal moms) at the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos on Sunday with free admission for all mothers throughout the day and goodie bags for the first 100 moms. Both Zoos will also be honoring their celebrity animal moms including gorilla Kiki with her 5-month-old baby Kambiri at Franklin Park Zoo, and emperor tamarin Snoopy and her baby named Wally at Stone Zoo.

Pricing: Free Admission for all mothers, $13.00 for adults; $11.00 for seniors; $9.00 for children (2-12); Children under 2 are free.

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Where/When: , (345 Main St, Wakefield), Saturday, 3:30pm.

Why Go: Enjoy musical performances by Jenna Potts, violin faculty for Creative Arts, and pianist Yulia Yun as they perform the only violin concerto composed by Jean Sibelius. The concert, "A Finnish Soundscape" explores Finland's landscape and culture through the violin and piano.

Pricing: Free, Open to All.


When/Where: , (343 Main St, Reading), Sunday, 7:00pm.

Why Go: Discuss the gluten-free lifestyle on the second Tuesday of every month, when the Natural Food Exchange hosts an informal open forum, run by the Healthy Villi, a group dedicated to supporting those with celiac disease and their families in New England. Come and share information on restaurants, college experiences, recipes, or to find out about the latest research. 

Pricing: Free, Open to All.


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