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A Guide to Mother’s Day Activities

April 14, 2011 3:18 PM

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Since Easter is late this year, Mother’s Day could sneak up on you. Only two weeks after Easter this year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8th. Here are some fun activities that the whole family can enjoy on Mother’s Day. Plan ahead a little and you’ll be all set when Mom’s Day rolls around.

Mom at the Mariners
Safeco Field
1250 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
206.346.4000
http://www.mariners.mlb.com
Sunday, May 8, 2011 – 1:10 p.m.

What’s more American than apple pie, MOM and BASEBALL? On Mother’s Day it’s the Mariners vs. White Sox. The first 10,000 moms through the gates will receive Mariners Earrings! It’s also “We Are Family Day at Safeco Field”, as the Seattle Mariners celebrate the youth and families of foster care, kinship care and adoption, and the many social workers, agencies and community members that support them. You can Receive a FREE Seattle Mariners We Are Family Day t-shirt when purchasing tickets through their special online offer (t-shirt tickets are not sold at the box office or at Mariner Team Stores). And all kids 14 and under will receive a Jason Vargas Poster. Go M’s! That includes Mom. You must purchase your online tickets before Friday, May 6 at 12:00pm. Special ticket price is $11 (normally $20).

Mom and Me at the Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.548.2500
http://www.zoo.org
Sat, 7 May, 2011 9:30am – 3:00pm

All moms get 1/2 price admission during this 21st annual Mom and Me event.  The North Meadow of the zoo will be transformed into an area especially for moms.  There will be crafts, inflatables for the kids, animal encounters, vendor booths, free giveaways and lots more for the whole family.

Mom on the Train
Snoqualmie Valley Railroad

38625 SE King Street (Facing SR 202)
Snoqualmie, WA
425.888.3030
http://www.trainmuseum.org
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.

Ride an antique railroad coach on the five mile journey between Snoqualmie and North Bend during the weekend, May 7 & 8. Moms ride free with a paying child. You can browse the Victorian depot, and look at train books in the bookstore, too. Take a drive to see the Snoqualmie Falls before or after your train ride.

Mom on a Cruise
Waterways Cruises
2501 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
206.223.2060
http://www.waterwayscruises.com
Sunday, May 8, 11:00am or 5:30pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day by treating Mom to an extraordinary brunch or dinner. Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise from Seattle or Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise from Southport in Renton includes a 2 hour cruise, a champagne toast upon boarding, and a gourmet spread of classic Northwest brunch favorites enhanced by a chef-attended prime rib station. Boats leave from both the Seattle and Renton locations at 11:00am. Brunch cruise prices start at $59/adult, $53/seniors and military, $25/children 5-12, children 4 and under are free. The Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise leaves Seattle at 5:30pm, and includes a 2.5 hour cruise, a champagne toast upon boarding, and an extraordinary four-course menu freshly prepared onboard and served at your private table. Prices for dinner start at $79/adult.

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