Mother’s Day is coming up fast. The big day is Sunday, May 12, which means that there is still time to put together a wonderful day for your mom.

And don’t worry, we’re here to help you find some of the best Mother’s Day ideas for moms around the Augusta area and throughout Central Maine.

The traditional Mother’s Day event is brunch, and there are several good spots to take Mom this year.

One of the more popular local spots for brunch is the Cloud 9 Restaurant at the Senator Inn and Spa in Augusta. The brunch buffet (for which reservations are highly recommended, call 622-0320), runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. The cost is $27.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors and $14.95 for kids.

The extensive menu includes:  eggs benedict, herb roasted potatoes, corned beef hash, an omlet station, French toast, chicken marbel, seafood enchiladas and Maine crabmeat quiche.

If a simple tea is more your mom’s style, Nezinscot Farm, located at 284 Turner Center Road in Turner, is hosting a traditional English tea.  Come enjoy a fresh cup of tea, sample some of the traditional complimentary items such as assorted tea sandwiches, scones, devonshire splits, creme fraiche, clotted cream, assorted cheeses and fruit. While here, enjoy the grounds and animals that the farm has to offer, visit our farm store, antiques, and fiber shop. The cost is $15/adult and $8/children 10 and older.

If you are looking for an unusual event for Mom to enjoy on her special day, how about taking her on a local pottery tour? That’s right, Mother’s Day weekend is Pottery Weekend in Maine! All throughout the weekend, several studios in the area will be holding events where you can meet artists and shop for handmade Maine pottery. The events run on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., visit for more details and studio locations.

Of course, you could always treat Mom to a day at the spa. The Senator Inn and Spa in Augusta offers unique spa services packages to meet mom’s relaxation needs. All packages include use of swim and health spa: indoor & outdoor pools, hot tubs, co-ed steam room, sauna, cardio gym, strength training gym, locker rooms, robe and spa sandals.