Get dolled up All moms deserve the stress relief and relaxation a massage offers. A typical one-hour massage in Memphis can cost $50 or more. But the Massage Institute of Memphis offers hour massages by its students for $39, according to the website. Check out themassageinstitute.com for more information. Local cosmetology schools are great places to get low-cost salon services, and offer everything from a manicure and facial to haircuts and color. Since services are offered by students still gaining experience, the quality may not be on par with a professional salons but the price can’t be beat.Celebrate being a single mom Come dressed in your prettiest purple for the Mother’s Day Gala for Single Moms: Do You See What I See? which takes place Saturday, May 7th, at 5:30 p.m. at New Shelby Family Life Center (6915 E. Holmes Road). Dinner is served at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment and prizes. Child care is free. Tickets are $15 and available online at @ ticketleap.com, key word: Mother’s Day Gala or call 598-4508.Escape at the movies Bartlett Cinema 10 (2809 Bartlett Blvd.), shows second-run movies at the bargain price of $2.50 a ticket. Concessions are reduced, too. If you’re like me, it is so difficult to find time to go to the movies, I don’t mind seeing them after the hype has died down. But if you don’t want to wait, a fun and bargain-friendly night out can be had at the Summer Drive-In (5310 Summer), where all movies are first-run. Adults pay $7, children 10 and under are free. Best, you always get two shows for the price of one. Finally, don’t miss the Malco Kids Summer Film Fest, which runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. from June 7th through July 27th. Admission is $2 and some of the proceeds benefit Mid-South children’s hospitals.Curl up with a good book You don’t have to head to a bookstore to buy the latest best seller — just stop in at the nearest branch of your public library. Not sure what to read? The Memphis Public Library and Informational Center’s website and e-newsletters have lots of good suggestions. Memphis Public Library librarians offer their favorite all-time reads at memphislibrary.org/books/recommended. Top picks include Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, and I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. The library’s Book Letters website and e-newsletters at library.booksite.com/6054/ keep readers up to date on the latest in nonfiction and fiction bestsellers, along with mysteries. The library also has web pages for kids and teens, or sign up to receive information via an RSS feed.Get your groove on If you have never been to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music (926 E. McLemore), make a point to check it out this month. It’s free every Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. (bring proof of Shelby County residency). The discount does not apply to groups of five or more. Regular admission: $12/adults; $9/children. Stax Museum, located at the original site of the legendary Stax Records, pays tribute to the artists who recorded there. You’ll find an impressive collection of more than 2,000 objects, with interactive exhibits, films, and memorabilia. It also highlights other major soul music pioneers, including Motown, Hi, and Atlantic Records, and performers Ike and Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, The Jackson Five, Al Green, Sam Cooke, James Brown, and Ray Charles. No matter what you decide to do on Mother’s Day, just make sure that you do something special for yourself. Moms rarely get a vacation, so savor time for yourself whenever you can get it.