May 7, 2001
Mother's Day events
Annual Mother's Day Flower Show
There will be flowers galore at the Woodinville Farmers Market annual Mother's Day Flower Show Saturday, May 12. Show off your spring blooms as the market features a floral arrangement contest. Only locally grown, fresh cut flowers and greenery may be used. Present your entry at the Market Information Booth between 9 a.m. and noon. There is no entry fee and judging will be at noon. All ages are invited to participate and prizes will be awarded. Bring the kids from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make mom a special market greeting card. The Market is located on NE 17th Street, in downtown Woodinville. 425-485-1042.
Remlinger Farms in Carnation will hold their annual Mother's Day Fuchsia Basket Give-A-Way on Saturday, May 12. Drawings will be held on the hour from noon to 3 p.m. Names will be drawn from entries deposited in the garden shop basket. The winners will receive a blooming 10-inch fuchsia basket. Winners must be present to win. Other weekend activities include the Family Fun Fair. Mothers will be admitted free with a paid admission on Sunday. (425) 333-4135.
Mother's Day at the Arboretum
Moms will receive a free thyme plant and kids can plant a seed to take home and grow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at the Washington Park Arboretum. Other events include the Seattle Rhododendron Society's annual competition and show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; storyvine with professional storyteller Kathy Currie at the greenhouse behind the Visitors' Center at 1 p.m.; a Master Gardener Clinic at Graham Visitors' Center from noon to 4 p.m. All activities are free. (206) 325-4510.
Mother's Day at the Garden
The annual Mother's Day Celebration at the Garden will be held at the Bellevue Botanical Garden from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street. Featured will be light refreshments, live music and the botanical displays. (425) 452-2750.
Mothers ride free
Paying children of any age can take their mothers for a free ride on a Snoqualmie Valley Railroad on May 12 and 13. The one-hour round trip offers scenic views of Mt. Si and Rattlesnake Ridge. Six hourly trips depart Snoqualmie from 38625 SE King Street beginning at 11 a.m.; five hourly trips depart from North Bend at 205 McClellan Street beginning at 11:30 a.m. Reservations aren't needed. Children ages 3-12 pay $5. Adult children 13-61 pay $7; senior children over 62 pay $6. (425) 888-3030.