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They both wait tables, but moms may not always feel like they get paid for it. This weekend, mothers can attend "Easy as Pie Mother's Day" special screenings of the film


and get a little gift


At screenings for the film, which opens nationwide today, moms get special gift bags and a complimentary pie. Locally, these gifts will be distributed at the Ritz East (Second Street between Chestnut and Walnut) in Center City and Showcase at the Ritz Center, formerly Ritz Sixteen/NJ, (900 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd.) in Voorhees. (See our


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Rocking rides

Is it the hot car or the vision of the person who built it that matters most? The answer can be found Saturday at Roxborough's Rockin' the Ridge Car Show. The show will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Gorgas Park (Fountain to Hermitage Streets), rain or shine. Kids can enjoy arts and crafts; adults can swap drive-in car memories, and families can check out hot wheels. Sponsored by the Roxborough Ridge Runners vintage car club and Friends of Gorgas Park, prizes will be awarded to the top 50 cars, custom cruisers and metric motorcycles. New this year is the judging of custom motorcycles. Information: 215-483-1006.


Look up in the sky

This year's air show at McGuire Air Force Base in Wrightstown, N.J., will be the only local place to see and hear the thunder provided by the military's finest aviators, as Willow Grove will be dark this season. The featured act will be the GEICO Skytypers. Six of 11 remaining vintage World War II planes will demonstrate low-level precision flying and deliver aerial messages, known as skytyping, 10,000 feet in the air, 120 feet tall and eight miles wide, officials say. Gates open at 9 a.m. both days, and the show starts at 11 a.m. Information and directions: 609-754-1919 or




Run for the Cure

A Mother's Day tradition in this region, the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure, will be Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art/Eakins Oval. More than 40,000 participants are expected to "Embrace the Hope and Empower the Promise" to end breast cancer. Festivities begin at 6 a.m., with the Parade of Pink at 7:30 a.m., featuring more than 4,000 area breast-cancer survivors as they march down the Art Museum steps. The 5K Run/5K Walk and mile Fun Walk follow. Last year's race raised over $3.5 million. Participants can register at Sheraton Center City (17th and Race) today and Saturday. Information and registration: 215-238-8900,

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