Find the perfect spring gift for mom at St. James' Episcopal Church's annual Mother's Day plant sale. Annuals and perennials will be available as hanging baskets and potted plants. Selections include house plants, flowering plants and vegetable plants. There will also be a bake sale. Call 610-383-1698, evenings only.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: St. James' Episcopal Church, 409 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown
If mom doesn't exactly have a green thumb, maybe she'd prefer a Mother's Day gift from the Parkesburg Library's book and bake sale. Give her a good book, a baked treat, and a few minutes to enjoy herself. The sale includes deals on novels, nonfiction books, children's books, cassettes and DVDs. Call 610-857-5165 or visit
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Parkesburg Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg
A library program gives children the opportunity to read aloud to a nonjudgmental listener by pairing the children with specially trained dogs. The children practice basic reading skills and public speaking. Parental permission is required for all participating children. Call 610-278-5100, Ext. 3.
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Montgomery County - Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown
Sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association, the Willowdale Steeplechase attracts some of the best race horses and top jockeys from around the world. In addition to the seven exciting steeplechase races that will have horses and riders performing high-speed hurdles and daring water jumps, the day also will include pony races with junior jockeys ranging from 7 to 17 years old, Jack Russell terrier races, a carriage parade, antique and unique cars and tractors on display, tailgate competition, and more than 40 exhibitors. There will also be a crafts area with stick pony races for the children. Call 610-444-1582.
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Willowdale Steeplechase, 101 E. State Rd., Kennett Square
Fee: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate; tailgate parking available for a fee with minimum ticket purchase requirements
Members of Downingtown West's boys and girls basketball teams take on a group of Philadelphia Eagles players to raise money for Mommy's Light Lives On Fund. Ticket holders will be entered in a raffle for passes to a taping of MTV's
Total Request Live
in NYC. The game will be followed by a 30-minute autograph session. Call 610-725-9790.
Day: May 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Downingtown High School West Gymnasium, 445 Manor Ave., Downingtown