There comes a point in every mom’s day when she can choose either to whine about how she never has any time for herself or woman up and pour herself a drink.
The California Wine Club is betting you’ll decide to release all that bottled-up tension with a glass of wine. Subscribe to the Wine Moms Series and each month two lovely bottles of limited-production, award-winning vino will be chosen specifically with you in mind. Deliveries include bottle notes from Momswhoneedwine.com, recipe cards for food pairings, and a link to succinct video intros from wine coach (and mom) Laurie Forster.
You can get two reds, two whites, or one of each. And though you might be wondering if all the mommy branding is just a gimmick to get you to buy, when you’re quietly enjoying that 2005 Sangiovese Il Palio after bedtime, you really won’t care.
Available online at cawineclub.com. Monthly membership, $49 (includes shipping and handling).
Grandma and Me Genealogy Class
What: Hang with Granny or Gramps and learn to trace your roots (ages 7-14).
Why: Hope no skeletons come out of the closet.
When: Sat., 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano (972-769-4240). Participation is free.
What: Kick back and listen to store staff read a book each week.
Why: Get a membership card and get it stamped five times to snag $10 coupons.
When: Ongoing. Tues., 11 a.m.
Where: Pottery Barn Kids, Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Rd., Frisco (972-731-8912). Participation is free.
Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game
What: Celebs and pro athletes take to the field for a star-studded match that benefits Heroes Foundation and The Mike Modano Foundation.
Why: The fireworks finale is a jump-start on the holiday.
When: Sat., 6 p.m.
Where: Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 Roughrider Trl., Frisco. Tickets at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $5-$15.