The Joys of Mother’s Day

Must Mother’s Day always involve some combination of Eggs Benedict, Julie Andrews and Tom Jones?

Yes. That’s just the way it is – so suck it up and show some love for the woman who gave you life, no less. You make her worry, you know. You really ought to call more often. A little Julie Andrews might be good for both of you, especially when you can sing along with a 100-member choir, as you can today at Joys of Julie Andrews, today at 3 p.m. at the Al Shamal Shrine Centre (14510 142 Street). Tickets are $22.

It is a scientifically proven fact that moms love Tom Jones. They have even been known to throw their undergarments to express their desire for the 70-year-old Welsh shouter known for such hits as It’s Not Unusual and What’s New, Pussycat – which you can hear with uncanny accuracy from Tom Jones impersonator Keith Baker, performing at a Mother’s Day dinner today at Casino Yellowhead. Call 780.424.9467 for details.

Perhaps you already have tickets for the third Annual Mother’s Day Gala and breast cancer research fund-raiser at the Matrix Hotel today at 5:30 pm. You did plan ahead, didn’t you? Of course you did. On stage will be Colin Christopher’s Max Power Experience, which is said to evoke both laughter and amazement from the feats of hypnotic prowess. You might even be hypnotized into singing Julie Andrews songs. Anything to please mom. Now would it kill you to write once in a while?