5 Things to Do: Mother’s Day Weekend 2015

Mother’s Day weekend starts on a fashionable note at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Fashion 2015 and ends with an Evanston house walk that has been around for 40 years.

In between, you can enjoy a beer festival on the grass at Soldier Field, stop by the opening of Chicago Botanic Garden’s Model Railroad Garden and fight breast cancer with Susan G. Komen.

And from everyone at Make It Better, we hope you have a great Mother’s Day!

Fashion 2015

Photo courtesy of SAIC.

May 8

Support the next generation of fashion designers from SAIC at this fashion show in Millennium Park. Dress Rehearsal begins at 9 a.m. and Day Shows take place at noon and 3 p.m.

Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America

Opens May 9

One of CBG’s favorite annual events is back with almost 50 mini landmarks, 26 bridges, 5,000 plants and 18 model trains ready to travel more than 22,000 miles this season.

American Beer Classic

May 9

“Hops” on over to Soldier Field for Chicago’s largest beer festival featuring 100 yards of more than 200 samples from 75-plus breweries. There will even be multiple ways to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital before and after the event. Cheers to that!

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

May 10

It’s not too late to register (or donate) and take part in the fight against breast cancer! You can also participate t in Cozy for the Cure on Monday, May 11. Simply sign up with your employer, donate $5 and then wear your comfiest pajamas to work. Win-win!

40th Annual Mother’s Day House Walk

Photo courtesy of the Evanston History Center.

May 10

This house walk presented by the Evanston History Center and Three Crowns Park is a great way to spend time with mom. You can even participate in the raffle for a chance to win four tickets to a Northwestern football game, an Evanston Beach Season Pass, dinner for two at Oceanique and more.