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Big Deal: Antique Appraisal, Mother's Tea, Acrobats

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Now that we've done our taxes, it's time to start thinking about Mother's Day. Here a few mother-worthy deals, along with an antiques appraisal event, an old-timey traveling circus, and martial arts classes. 

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The Deal: It's Warehouse Wednesday season at the local yarn shop, when selected merchandise is brought down from the second floor studio and showcased at super-cheap prices. Snag deals such as: a $.50 bag of buttons, $2.50 to half-price yarn, stacks of off-season books. And always there are free patterns giveaways.

The Dates: Wednesdays, now through mid-August.

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The Deal: Take Mom out for a rare treat. Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is $26 per person and includes a prix fixe meal of assorted tea sandwiches and desserts and a free gift for Mom. Price excludes tax and gratuity.

The Dates: On Sunday, May 8 there are four seatings: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm. (914) 332-8515 for more info.

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The Deal: Sign up now to receive 10 days unlimited classes at this expansive martial arts studio for only $19.

The Dates: This offer has been extended through the end of the April. Call more info at (914) 333-0100.

4. Dobbs Ferry High School

The Deal: Find out how much Grandma's treasure is really worth at this third annual Antiques Appraisal Event sponsored by Inter-Village Continuing Education, held in the Dobbs Ferry High School cafeteria, 505 Broadway. Bring in three items for verbal appraisal for $30, $25 for early registrants. 

The Dates: Register by April 30 for $5 off. Event date: Friday, May 13, 7 to 9:30 pm. Call (914) 693-6300, ext. 2224 to sign up or for more info. 

5. Van Cortlandt Manor

The Deal: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Animals and Acrobats, an event capturing the fun of an early American traveling circus.  Buy your tickets in advance online at www.hudsonvalley.org using promo code PATCH and save $2 on all tickets. So, an adult ticket will be $10 instead of $12, and a child's ticket will be $4 instead of $6. Children under 5 are free. 

The Dates: Event dates, May 28 through 30. Please note that this deal is applicable only for advance online sales.

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