Published on May 4, 2022

What to do this weekend – May 6-8

To celebrate your mom in grand style or to simply enjoy a weekend break in the region, here are a number of suggestions.

Spend some quality time with a mom…

Whether you want to honour your own mum, your kids or another mother figure in your life, here are 10 ideas for commemorating Mother’s Day in style. Take some time off to relax at a spa, surprise her with a product crafted by a local artisan, offer her some mouth-watering chocolates….Any one of these are sure to make her very happy on her special day!

Head for the Townships

Organizing a spring outing around our region, is another great way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Visit an orchard in full bloom, go in search of covered bridges, revel in the panoramic views over our magnificent landscapes or wander around a couple of our picturesque villages. Four great getaways, right here.

Sample the delicious ciders made in Quebec

The 6th edition of the Semaine du cidre du Québec, a 10-day celebration of local and regional ciders, runs from May 5-15. Cider makers, retailers, bars and restaurants will be showcasing this delicious apple-based drink at a number of venues and events. One example is a guided tour and tasting with a sommelier at Cidrerie Milton. Another is a Mother’s Day dinner at Maison Boire in Granby (May 8). This establishment is offering a five-course menu paired with apples. Bon appetit!

Inhale the fresh air along the Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises

May 7 is the Journée du Marais – a day when visitors can explore Magog’s unique wetlands (10am-4pm). Learn about the Association du Marais-de-la-Rivière-aux-Cerises (the association that operates the marsh) through participating in a variety of activities - guided tours of the interpretation centre and walking trails, a clean-up session, a birding activity for families and kids, a seasonal rally and more…

Places are limited, so reservations must be made in advance: (819) 843-8118 ext. 101 or choose option 4. (Call between 10am-4pm, Monday to Sunday.)

Don’t reject – repair!

This Saturday, May 7, visitors can drop by the Café-répare (part of the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier) to learn all about how to repair small items – an eco-friendly alternative to throwing things away! Specialists will be on hand to help you make your possessions as good as new. Small appliances, books, electronic devices, even clothing, are among the items accepted for repair. And while you’re there, why not tour the Museum?

The Café-répare runs from 12 noon – 4:30 pm. Access is free.

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