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Forgetting Mom on Mother's Day is right up there with forgetting to file your taxes -- there is really no excuse. It is the same time every year (second Sunday in May, and that's MAY 14 this year). But in case you have forgotten, here a few things we think Mom will appreciate, even if it's last-minute.

Fernbank Museum's annual MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH includes a buffet and live music. Admission includes access to the museum and entrance to Chocolate: The Exhibition, so Mom can learn a bit about the history of the addictive treat. $25-$75. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations required by 5 p.m., Fri., May 12. 767 Clifton Road. 404-929-6300.

The nature trails, butterfly conservatory and MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT CALLAWAY GARDENS may give moms that little getaway they desperately need. Located south of Atlanta, the 13,000-acre resort also offers a horticulture center, gardens of many varieties and lodging. Brunch served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $24.95-$29.95. Reservations required. Ga. Highway 18/354, Pine Mountain. 706-663-2281.

The second annual MIRACLES OF ME Mother's Day tribute youth talent and fashion show gives Atlanta's youth volunteers a moment to shine on the runway in fashions by Phat Farm, Baby Phat and more. A talent competition includes young rappers, poets, singers and dancers performing in front of judges Lil Jon, Chyna White, Emperor Sercy and Rasheeda. $20-$50. 2 p.m. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. 866-469-8497.

Sponsored by the oldest plant society in the metropolitan area, the Greater Atlanta Rose Society's annual ROSE SHOW displays homegrown roses that will be judged and awarded prior to the viewing. $7-$12. Sat., 1-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. 770-928-2333.

Stellar Award-winning and Grammy-nominated contemporary gospel artist and former WAOK-AM (1380) radio host/director/producer Dottie Peoples performs in the MOTHER'S DAY GOSPEL CONCERT EXPLOSION at EarthLink Live. Peoples, whose foot-stomping hits include "Testify" and "Show Up & Show Out," shares the stage with local artists William Murphy and Nova 4 Jehovah. $25-$35. 1374 W. Peachtree St. 3 p.m. 404-885-1365.

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