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A weekend fit for Mom

Elizabeth Thorn dug graves during the Civil War while with child.
Elizabeth Thorn dug graves during the Civil War while with child.
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This weekend in Gettysburg is all about Mom. With plenty of motherly-inspired goings-on about town today and tomorrow, whatever your mother’s unique tastes, you’re sure to find a way to celebrate her and all she does.

Be sure to head on over to the Gettysburg Outlet’s farmers market today, May 10 between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Gettysburg Garden Club is once again hosting its Annual Spring Mother’s Day Plant Sale. This sale, which features a variety of plants, flowers and more is sure to have something for every mother’s taste. Proceeds earned will be used to purchase plants and maintain the Lincoln Square flower gardens as well as provide scholarships for horticulture students in Adams County. To learn more, go to

For more mother-plant fun, come on out to Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm and Market, today, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a Make Your Own Mother’s Day Planter event. Paint a pot for Mom, pick and plant posies for your pot and present Mom with a handmade gift she will cherish. For more information, visit

Reid’s Orchard Winery is having a special Music & Merlot for Mom event today and tomorrow between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Bring Mom out for a free (Mother’s eat free today) catered lunch and a free Mother’s Day gift as she enjoys a live concert featuring Blackhand—an “American Psychedelic Folk Rock” band on Saturday and Rhyne McCormick on Sunday. For more information, go to

Sunday is Mom’s big day, and the town knows that well. In fact, many area restaurants are serving up Mother’s Day specials. The Inn at Herr Ridge is even having a special Mother’s Day Buffet menu on Mother’s Day, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. To see the full menu, make a reservation, or read more, visit Be sure to check out all the other area restaurants for Mother’s Day specials or to make reservations to treat Mom to a day off from cooking!

Does Mom like picnicking in the outdoors? Perhaps a Mother’s Day visit to Strawberry Hills Nature Preserve is just the thing for her. Bring Mom out to a Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. You and Mom can come out and experience the deep entrenching beauty of nature as you locate and learn about the local flowers and other plants along your outdoors stroll. This popular annual event has become a traditional follow-up to Mother’s Day brunch for many, and the folks at Strawberry Hill suggest bringing a picnic lunch out to the preserve. Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, go to

The Majestic Theatre is having a special Mother’s Day Concert featuring Judy Collins. Popular for her styling of folk music as well as contemporary themes, Judy Collins boasts a musical career that has spanned more than 50 years and is renowned all over the world. This special concert will take place at 3 p.m. For more information, go to

There are endless ways to show your appreciation for Mom this weekend. Thankfully, around town in Gettysburg, these options are available to give you a couple of ideas.

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