CHARLOTTE,N.C. -- Celebrate Mother’s Day 2017 with some of these special Charlotte-area freebies and deals from Charlotte on the Cheap. Make sure to follow each link to learn the details, such as locations and times.

Mother’s Day food and drink deals around Charlotte

Pie: Treat Mom to the Mother’s Day buffet at Shoney’s and she’ll get a free slice of strawberry pie.

Chima: Visit Chima Steakhouse on Sunday, May 14th, and moms will receive, by email, a picture of her dining party and a coupon for a complimentary dinner.

Frozen Yogurt: Participating TCBY locations are giving moms up to 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free on Mother’s Day. See store for details. Find your closest TCBY.

Copper Ale House: Moms get a free dessert on Mother’s Day at Cooper Ale House, 1044 Copperfield Boulevard, Concord. Kids eat free all day.

Boston Market: Follow link for coupon to get $5 off a family meal for four or more on Mother’s Day. Also, every guest who dines there on Mother’s Day will receive a coupon for a free cookie, to be redeemed through May 31st, while supplies last.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Moms who dine here on Saturday, May 13th, or Sunday, May 14th, get a $25 gift card to use at a future visit.

Hooters: Moms eat free at Hooters with a drink purchase on Sunday, May 14th.

Free things to do around Charlotte

Gardens: Moms get into Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens for free Saturday and Sunday. The first 250 moms get a free potted plant.

Bass Pro Shops: Get a free photo with Mom on Saturday, May 13, or Sunday, May 14, at Bass Pro Shops. On Sunday, the first 100 moms to get their picture taken get a free tote bag.

Skating: Moms skate for free at Extreme Ice Center on May 14th, plus they get a free flower. 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extreme Ice Center also wants you to know that they’ll be featuring a special Bloody Mary bar in the tavern from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Swimming: Moms get into Ray’s Splash Planet for free on May 14th, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Museum: Moms get into Bechtler Museum of Modern Art for free Saturday, May 7th, and Sunday, May 8th. Follow the above link to learn about other Bechtler Museum freebies this weekend.

The Pit Indoor Karting: Moms race for free on Sunday, May 14th at this facility in Mooresville. One free race (when accompanied by a paying kid) and then half-price races the rest of the day.

Sip ‘n’ Shop: 7th Street Public Market is holding a Mother’s Day Sip ‘n’ Shop Friday, May 12th, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Browse for gifts from many local vendors. The first 100 guests get a free glass of sparkling wine.