First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all the HRM moms out there! We hope you have a super-fantastic day, doing whatever it is you need to do to feel loved and recharged. 1. On May 12 & 13, Halifax will be Open!! Kitchen doors at restaurants will be open, galleries will be open, museums will be open, stores will be open and showing you their wares and parking will be free! We want you to get out of your comfort zone, to try something new and to learn more about this great city of ours! There are a huge number of businesses participating, check this great map to find out who! 2. On Sunday, the Canadian Liver Foundation will host its first Hats on for Moms! – Bedford’s British Mother’s Day Tea Party & Luncheon in celebration of Moms of all ages. Lots of fun you can even wear your favourite hat or buy/create a fascinator onsite! 3. Isn’t it time you busted out your inner Picasso and got your Van Gogh going? Come attend NSCAD University’s Artist for a Day event. It’s fun, free and promises to be fabulous. Dozens of neat activities are planned, from steam roller printing to fabric dyeing to mural painting. Visitors can take home a souvenir by posing for a photograph with NSCAD founder Anna Leonowens or find a treasure at one of the craft booths that will be on site. 4. Join the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for Family Sunday, Signals @ Sea! This fun and hands-on program is for all members and ages of the crew. Try your hand at signal flags, semaphore and even send a message on an Aldis lamp! 5. Have you been to Family Sunday at the Art Gallery? Join them this Sunday in the studio for art-making activities inspired by the upcoming Carnivale event taking place this June. This Family Sunday will be all about the circus!