Happy Mother's Day Weekend!  Here are a few of the weekend highlights and suggestions for a good time or celebration with your mom. Let's hope for a little well-deserved sunshine this weekend. Enjoy...

Kentucky Derby fun:

- Tropicana: Mint juleps, best hatcontest and Derby watching at 10 North Lounge

- Bally's: Harry's Oyster Bar's 3rd annual Derby Party with outlandish hat contest

- Ventura's Greenhouse, Margate: Derby Day festivities, more crazy hats on display

- Mays Landing: St. Vincent de Paul Night at the Races, Knights of Columbus, dinner and play gambling, 609-377-7036

- Egg Harbor Township: CONTACT Cape-Atlantic's Kentucky Derby Party, A Touch of Italy, hats and bow tie contest

- Cape May: The Ebbitt Room in the Virginia Hotel's Derby Party

- Cape May: Elaine's Derby Bash, live music, homemade pie

Mother's Day Ideas

- Atlantic City: Absecon Lighthouse offers a free climb for Mom Saturday and Sunday

- Avalon: Wine and Spirits Festival, Fri. 5/6 from 6:30-9p, 609-967-3936

- Mother's Day Brunch: You can find special brunch deals for Mom at Borgata, The Smithville Inn, The Ram's Head inn, Atlantic City Country Club and Renault Winery

- Boardwalk Hall: The 8th Annual Mother’s Day Music Festival starring co-headliners Maze ft. Frankie Beverly and Charlie Wilson, Sat. 5/7

- Somers Point: Cub Scout Pack 55 holds a Mother's Day flower sale, Windjammer Restaurant, 18 Mac Arthur Blvd, Fri-Sat. 5/6-7. 609-442-6262

- Egg Harbor City: Latino Club Mother's Day Celebration, Teamster's Hall, Sat.5/7 from 5-8pm, 609-703-4288

Other Fun Stuff to do this weekend

- Cape May: 2nd annual Cape May County Coast Guard Community Festival, Fri-Sun. 5/6-8

- Ocean City: Martin J. Mollusk Day, 9th St. Beach, Sat. 5/7 @ 11am, if Martin the hermit crab see his shadow, summer comes one week early

Music in the casinos

- Caesars- Chris Isaak, Fri. 5/6

- Golden Nugget: Tom Petty tribute band, Fri. 5/6

- Golden Nugget: Singer Christopher Macchio, Sat. 5/7

- Borgata: Foreigner, Sat. 5/7

- Caesars: The Whispers, Sun. 5/8