Celebrating Mom

Compiled by Heather Pagni

Sunday, May 8, is Mother’s Day and it’s right around the corner. Whether you want to celebrate the day religiously or with a nice meal, here are some options to help you pay that perfect tribute to Mom.


Arizona Community Church—All services on Mother’s Day will include special recognition acknowledging mothers. Services: 8:30 a.m.; 9:50 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. On Saturday May 7, the church will offer a special Mother’s Day Tea Party from 1. to 3:30 p.m. 9325 S. Rural Road, Tempe. (480) 491-2210.

Christ Life ChurchEach service will include a special program given by a long-time friend of the pastor. The Mother’s Day speech honors not only mothers, but all women.
Services: 8:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. 1137 E. Warner Road, Tempe. (480) 777-9803.

Mountain View Lutheran Church—The church will have a special Mother’s Day recognition during its services. Services: 8 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. 11002 S. 48th St., Chandler. (480) 893-2579.

St. Andrew Apostle Catholic Church—The church will hold masses on Mother’s Day bringing attention to the special day. Masses: 7 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 10:15 a.m.; noon.; 5:30 p.m. 3450 W. Ray Road, Chandler. (480) 899-1990.

St. James Church Episcopal—The church will offer a Mother’s Day recognition during its services. Services: 8:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. 975 E. Warner Road, Tempe. (480) 345-2686.


Cheesecake Factory—The Cheesecake Factory will offer its Sunday Brunch on Mother’s Day starting at 8 a.m. How about some smoked salmon or maybe a stack of French toast? Whatever you are hungry for, The Cheesecake Factory will cater to your cravings. 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. (480) 792-1300.

Abbey Gardens—Here’s an idea that will take Mom on a delightful journey back in time: The local dining and gift establishment’s annual Mother’s Day Tea, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Call (480) 730-1819 for information and reservations. 1837 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa.

Coco's Restaurant—You can’t go wrong with Coco’s. Take mom here for traditional homestyle cookin’. Choose from favorites on their breakfast, lunch or dinner menu. Don’t forget to end the meal with a warm slice of homemade apple pie! 1525 W. Elliot Road, Tempe. (480) 496-5777.

Outback Steakhouse—Outback Steakhouse opens at noon. on Mother’s Day, giving you more time to enjoy their exceptional meals. Warm, hearty bread, a fresh salad, a juicy slice of meat cooked to order, and a loaded baked potato, a great meal for any mom. 1080 N. 54th St., Chandler. (480) 496-8333.

The Good Egg—The Good Egg offers old-fashioned cookin’ for breakfast and lunch. Choose from a wide variety of favorites including, pancakes, French toast, sandwiches and salads. They will offer daily specials on Mother’s Day. 4910 W. Ray Road, Chandler. (480) 752-3754.

Voodoo Daddy's—Hungry for a taste from the bayou? Take mom to Voodoo Daddy’s for exotic dishes you can’t find anywhere else. Alligator, crab cakes and crawfish, they’ve got it all. 1706 E. Warner Road, Tempe. (480) 897-8660.