Mother's Day is this Sunday. This Sunday! I find myself in a quandary each year on this Hallmark holiday as I have three women to celebrate: a mother, a step-mother, and a mother-in-law. Like all mothers, they are very different women with very different likes and dislikes, so it's hard to find something special to do with or for each of them. Of course, there's always brunch, but if that just isn't enough, there are plenty of places to go and things to do in this Valley of Treaure to show our appreciation for those women without whom we wouldn't be the people we are. Thank you, ladies.
Auggie Smith-May 8. Auggie is a 12-year veteran of comedy who has won high praise for his originality. He was invited to perform at the Montreal Comedy Festival, where the organizers were so impressed they included him in three different showcases. During Auggie's set his material is delivered in a seamless, rapid-fire style that brings a much needed enthusiasm to stand-up. He has crafted an honest, opinionated mix of politlcally incorrect mass appeal sure to be remembered and guaranteed to entertain. 8 p.m. $8-$10, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 405 S. 8th St., Boise, 331-2663.
giraffe laugh mother's day fundraiser-May 6 and 7. Giraffe Laugh Childcare and Preschool is a nonprofit early childhood center in the North End that provides childcare for children ages 0-6 who live in low-income families. This fundraiser is a flower sale in honor of Mother's Day and benefits the many single mothers who need quality childcare and preschool for their young children. Local Girl Scouts will help out with this project. F: 4-8 p.m., Sa: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. while supplies last, $5 per bouquet, 1520 N. 13th St. on the corner of 13th and Eastmanin Hyde Park in front of Richard's.
guy finley-May 8. The public is invited to hear best-selling self-transformation author Guy Finley discuss his newest book Let Go and Live in the Now. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Unity Center of Boise, 3085 N. Cole Rd., Ste. 204, 939-6024.
Komen Boise Race for the Cure-May 7. Join the race to fight cancer in the 7th Annual Komen Boise Race for the Cure 5-kilometer and 1-mile run and fitness walk. Pick up a registration form at your local Albertsons food store, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center locations, Heart of the West Ford stores, Journal Broadcast Group, KIVI 6 On Your Side, local Chevron stations, St. Luke's MSTI, University of Phoenix, Moxie Java locations or register online at www.boiseraceforthecure.org. 8 a.m., $15, Albertsons General Office, 250 E. ParkCenter Blvd.
marvelous moms' day-May 8. Treat your mother to something special at Zoo Boise. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be fun drawings for prizes from the gift shop throughout the day and special animal feedings, including penguin feedings at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Also, the Critter Cafe will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, wraps, fruit, ice cream and other treats all day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $2.75 for moms. $5 ages 12-61, $2.75 ages 62 and older, $2.50 ages 4-11, FREE ages 4 and under, FREE Friends of Zoo Boise members, ZOO Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr., 384-4125, www.cityofboise.org/parks.
Mother's Day Tea Party with Margie Sanders-May 7. Treat Mom to a fun afternoon filled with tidbits and instructions for tea sandwiches and sweets. Bring your own teacup or buy one at Easy Cookin' for 20 percent off. 2 p.m., $15. Easy Cookin', 7121 Overland, Rd., 323-8477.
Once Upon A Wolf-May 7 and 8. Boise Little Theater presents this collection of fractured fairy tales has a big bad wolf who doesn't want to be big or bad anymore. Sa: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Su: 2 p.m., Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort Street next to the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital. Adults: $7, children 12 and under: $4, 342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org.
Treasure Valley Youth Symphony-May 8. The Treasure Valley Youth Symphony continues its three-year tradition of Mother's Day concerts with performances of Variations on a Rococo Theme by Piotr-Ilyich Tchaikovsky showcasing cellist Patrick Smith, the final movement from Dmitri Shostakovich's monumental Symphony No. 5, and much more. 7:30 p.m., $7 adults, $4 students and seniors, TImberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave.
What the Butler Saw-May 8. Joe Orton presents this high-speed, British farce that takes place in a private psychiatric clinic. Dr. Prentice's ill-timed seduction of a young woman interviewing for a secretarial position sets off a chain of events that leads to the young woman, a bellhop from a local hotel, and a police sergeant being chased in their underwear while Dr. Prentice's wife tries to shoot them all. Meanwhile, an eccentric government supervisor attempts to take over the clinic and enforce his own bizarre standards to psychiatric practice. This play is a comedy tour de force that needs to be seen to be believed. 2 p.m., $9 general, $7 seniors and students, Langroise Studio Theater, Albertson College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 1-800-AC-IDAHO, www.albertson.edu.