Mother’s Day Events in Nevada County 2018

Mom deserves a break this Mother’s Day, and what better way to give her one than to take her out to a wonderful brunch?  Most include champagne, and she won’t have to do any dishes (and neither will you!) Here’s a guide to the restaurants offering Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday, May 13:

Alta Sierra Country Club
11897 Tammy Way, Alta Sierra
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This Mother’s Day, venture off from the downtown restaurants and treat Mom to a truly elegant and delicious Mother’s Day Brunch. Served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the menu (designed by award winning Executive Chef, David Alvarez) features Roast Baron of Beef, Lamb Roast, Ham, Salmon, and also French Toast, Cheese Blintzes, Eggs Benedict, a complete Omelet Bar, Fruit, Macaroni and Caesar Salads,  plus a variety of sides and delectable pastries and desserts. Live music will complete the picture. All this for $38.00 per person plus tax and tip. Children at reduced prices.

They also have a full bar and sweeping views of the beautiful and serene golf course. Show that special lady just how much you care this Mother’s Day! Fabulous food and the classiest ambiance are just a short drive away and well worth the trip.

Two glasses of mimosa cocktail against bunch of flowers

For reservations, call (530) 273-2041.

Lefty’s Grill
101 Broad St., Nevada City
Saturday and Sunday
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Menu brunch with delicious options such as both traditional and smoked salmon eggs Benedict, lobster crab and English pea scramble, Belgian waffle with berries, bay shrimp salad, morel mushroom and goat cheese quiche, strawberry shortcake, and more.  Enjoy a bloody Mary or bottomless mimosa with your meal.

For reservations, call (530) 265-5838.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
12850 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee

Mothers and their families will enjoy the following all weekend long:

  • Free glass of champagne for mothers (limit one per mom)
  • “Extra-special” specials by Chef Lew
  • Crafts for the kids from 5-7 p.m. each day
  • 50 percent off entrée coupon for mom, good for her next visit. Must be in for dinner May 13 or 14 to receive voucher. Voucher is good for 50 percent off any item from the entrée section of the menu. Offer valid from May 15 through June 15, 2017, excluding May 26-28.

 For reservations, call (530) 587-9455

Naggiar Vineyards & Winery
18125 Rosemary Ln., Grass Valley
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Menu includes scrambled eggs, glazed ham, breakfast sausage, waffles, fresh strawberries and whipped cream, roasted potatoes, mini croissants, coffee, tea, iced tea, orange juice, apple juice, and milk.  Live music by Midnight Sun.

Cost is $35 for adults ($30 wine club members), $15 for kids 12 and under ($12 wine club members).  For reservations, call (530) 268-9059.Different colorful snacks on a banquet table

Nevada City Elks Lodge #518
518 CA-49, Nevada City
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Menu includes champagne, omelet station, carved table side ham, bacon and sausage, biscuits and gravy, house made corned beef hash, bagels and lox, fresh fruit, French toast, pastries, and more.

For reservations, call (530) 265-4920.

Twelve 28 Kitchen
10118 Commercial Ave., Penn Valley
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

This is a menu brunch, not a buffet.

For reservations, call (530) 446-6534.

Special Mother’s Day Event at Empire Mine

Photo courtesy of The Union

Photo courtesy of The Union

Here’s a memorable way to celebrate springtime – as well as the special women in your life. Step back in time this Mother’s Day at the annual event at Empire Mine State Park, taking place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.

Enjoy springtime fountains, rose gardens and lavish, turn-of-the-century costumes. Stroll through beautiful Empire Cottage – and meet docents portraying the colorful characters who shaped our local, gold-mine history. The old Mineyard will be full of activity – much the way it was in Empire’s heydays of gold, grit and glory.

Tasty food, beverages and ice cream are available for purchase from local vendors – or bring your own lunch, blankets and chairs, and picnic on the beautiful grounds.  Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea in the special Ladies Tea Garden.  Live music and entertainment for children will add to the fun.

Children are also welcome to pot a plant as an extra surprise at the popular potting bench.

The prices are: $7 for 17 & over, $3 ages 6-16 and FREE admission for children under 6 and grandmothers.

To learn about more events taking place at Empire Mine State Park, click HERE.

Blue Marble Jubilee is fun for the whole family!

The Blue Marble Jubilee will return this year bigger and better than before. The all ages event takes place from 12-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, with a mission to “Connect – Explore – Celebrate.” A colorful, village-style one-day festival, the Blue Marble Jubilee is an Earth-centered event to inspire, educate and empower people to make a difference in the community and our world. Plus, the day will be filled with fun!  Spend a spring day at “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds” enjoying live music, great food, and fun activities for the entire family.  Dance under the pines to Earles of Newtown, the Achilles Wheel Trio, and more. Enter the Jubilee Playhouse, which will have fun-filled demos, workshops, and performances throughout the event.  Relax with some delicious refreshments including craft beer and wine, and a signature sangria. Cool off with a root beer or 50/50 float – a kid-friendly version and a spiked version for adults! A variety of local food trucks offer something for everyone’s tastes.

Learn more about this family fun event HERE.