Happy Mother's Day weekend.   Let's hear it for good old mom!

If you haven't already, make sure the first item on your weekend to-do list is getting a card or a gift for mom.

When my mother died in 1980, I learned a sad, but very real life lesson. You only get one mom and no one will ever love you like your mother.

So, make a fuss over your mom this weekend if you can.  Cook her a nice dinner or take her out to a good restaurant.  Many South Jersey restaurants have Mother's Day specials on Sunday brunch.  And, don't forget to tell her how much you love her.

Here's a look at the South Jersey Weekend Happenings. Enjoy!

Atlantic City...

- Boardwalk Hall: "Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure", Fri. 5/9, 4 & 7pm

- Boardwalk Hall: R&B Mother's Day Music Festival, including Gladys Knight, Bobby Brown & Johnny Gill, Sat. 5/10

- Revel: Alice in Chains, Fri. 5/9

-Borgata:Comic Dave Attell, Fri. 5/9 The Music Box

-Borgata: Jenny McCarty(w/ several female comics),Sat. 5/10,  The Music Box

-Tropicana: "Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned", (stage production) Fri. 5/9

-Tropicana: Staind, Sat. 5/10

- Trump Taj Mahal: Craig Ferguson, Sat. 5/10

- House of Blues @ Showboat: Atlantic City All Star Band, benefit show for Brigantine's Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Fri. 5/9

Other fun stuff to do this weekend...

- Atlantic City: 12th Annual Shirley Mae Run & Michael J. Walk featuring a 5K Run, a 1.5 Mile Walk plus a Kids' Fun Run, Sat. 5/10, Atlantic City Boardwalk in front of the TROPICANA Casino & Resort. Festivities start at 7:30 AM, opening ceremony starts at 9 AM. Proceeds go to the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund, the Michael J. Neustadter Pancreatic Cancer Fund and Gilda's Club South Jersey

Cape May: 31st annual World Series of Birding, Sat. 5/10

- Margate: Citywide yard sale, Sat-Sun.. 5/10-5/11from 8a-5p, 609-822-5438

- Galloway: Yard sale, parking lot of royal suites Healthcare, 214 W. Jimmy Leeds Rd., 609-748-9900

- Mays landing: Mother's Day breakfast, Masonic Lodge, 82 Mills St., 609-625-8113

- Ventnor: Scleroderma Foundation "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk, Sat. 5/10 Ventnor Library

- Margate: Lucy the Elephant Art Exhibit, Sat. 5/10

- Wildwood: Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Car Show, Fri-Sat 5/9-5/10

- Atlantic City: Dante Hall, Neil Simon's play "The Sunshine Boys", Fri-Sat. 5/9-5/10

- Galloway: Atlantic Audubon Society Spring Walk, Sat. 5/10 @ 8am,  Forsythe Wildlife Refuge, 609-652-1665

- Cape May: Wine Trails  Event, Sat. 5/10

- Cape May: Cape May Lighthouse "Full Moon Climb", Sat. 5/10

- Atlantic City: "Sunday Funday" at the Atlantic City Library, Sun. 5/11