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Mother's Day weekend 2013 activities and entertainment
Federal Way Farmers Market: The market will kick off its 2013 summer season on Saturday, May 11. The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at The Commons mall’s southwest parking lot. Lunch with Elvis (local entertainer Danny Vernon) will begin at noon. This year’s market features more than 50 vendors along with plenty of fresh produce from local farmers. The market will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October. Call (253) 261-8157 or visit federalwayfarmersmarket.com.
It’s Only Rock and Soul: Centerstage’s original musical tribute opens May 10 and features seminal hits of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Attendees can bid via silent auction on drumheads signed by Pete Best, Mick Fleetwood and Hal Blaine. The show runs through May 26 at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $15 to $25. Call (253) 661-1444 or visit centerstagetheatre.com.
Wild Waves Theme Park: The 70-acre family fun destination officially opens May 11 with more than 60 rides and attractions. Wild Waves is home to the Northwest’s largest water park and is located at 36201 Enchanted Parkway South, just off I-5. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a schedule of activities and events, visit www.WildWaves.com.
Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club: On May 11, the club will celebrate its 50th anniversary to coincide with opening day. Parade to the pool begins at 11:30 a.m., and the pool will be open to all from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a carnival, cake walk, scavenger hunt, prizes and more. The club is at 600 S. 302nd St. Visit www.marinehillspool.org.
Bonsai garden: An exhibit of paintings and drawings by the Northwest artist group “Trees in Art” will run through June 12 at the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection (weyerhaeuser.com/bonsai) on the Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way. On May 11, check out two free lecture/demonstrations by visiting artists Robert Cho (“Chinese Style Penjing”) from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Joe Harris (“Japanese Style Bonsai”) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. On May 12, check out guided tours each hour on the hour, starting at 10 a.m., with the final tour at 3 p.m. A free bonsai Demonstration by curator David De Groot begins at 1:30 p.m. Contact (253) 924-5206.
Free live music: The High Rollers will perform 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 11 at R-Jay’s Scoreboard, 1200 S. 324th St. Call (253) 839-4791.
Grease is the word: Decatur Theatre Company presents the musical “Grease” from May 10-11 at 2800 SW 320th St. Features hit songs from the Broadway show and the movie. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 general admission, $7 for ASB and seniors over 62. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (253) 945-5222.
Kloshe Illahee: The mobile home community will host a lunch at 1 p.m. May 11, followed by a discussion of family history by Dr. Mary Leeson at 3 p.m. Contact: (253) 927-6217.
Cooking classes: East India Grill, 31845 Gateway Center Blvd. in Federal Way, hosts a cooking class at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Fee is $20. To register, call (253) 529-9292. For info on the class topic, visit www.eastindiagrill.com.