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Spend the weekend doing fun things with Mom

May. 09, 2013 @ 07:19 AM

HUNTINGTON — It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and no matter if your mama likes her entertainment mild, wild or just chilling with her child, we’ve got a slew of great ways to make some new memories.

Throw mama on the  train and the rattler
Channel mom’s inner child by taking her and the family over to Camden Park, now celebrating its 110th season.

Hours this weekend are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12, and on Sunday, moms get in for $1 when another adult (ahem, dad) pays full price.

Go online at www.camdenpark.com to check out other special deals at the park, which now has a new ride called The Rattler.

Movies with mom
Roar into Mother’s Day weekend with a wild night of cinema that’s probably right up mom’s alley — Leonard DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire dressed up and on the town Roaring ‘20s style as “The Great Gatsby,” (rated PG-13) hits theaters on Friday, May 10.

You can see the trailer from the film at http://thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/ .

Take mama to Tamarack
Beckley’s Tamarack is the mothership of all things West Virginia cool (arts, crafts music and food). On Sunday, it turns it up a notch with a special day for moms. Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch (reservations needed by May 9 (Call 304-256-6843, ext. 168). Afterwards taking a stroll as Tamarack will have its Sundays@Two concert series with Tender Mercies. There will be artisans working including Rod and Paula Queen, Tish and Greg Westmen and glass artist Doug Coleman.

Located, off of Exit 45 off I-77/64 in Beckley, Tamarack is open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Call 188TAMARACK or visit tamarackwv.com.

A tea for two
Want to enjoy a nice tea out with your mom? You’re in luck as The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, 1620 Winchester Ave., will be having “A Victorian Tea” set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The  tea will feature a Victorian Fashion Show, Tea in the Drawing Room presentation by Jean Fraley in addition to tea and delicacies rumored to be served by ”notable gentlemen.”

Call the museum for reservations. Tickets are $20 each. Corporate tables are available for $250 (seats 6).

A picture perfect time with mom
Get an early start to the Mother’s Day weekend festivities, by coming out and celebrating local artists and photographers as The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center and Gift Shop presents “Pictures Perfect and Color More” from 1 to 4 p.m.  Thursday, May 9, at Heritage Station.

This event will feature local artists and photographers of The Red Caboose displaying their works of art. Wine and cheese by Bottle & Wedge from 3 to 4 p.m. and cookie by River and Rail Bakery. 

Featured photographers and artists include: Michael Rosenberg, Maury Mufson, Linda Clifford, Laura Moul, Libby Verner, Lilliane Bowersock, Debra Richardson and Laura Shanholtzer.

The Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau will celebrate tourism week with cake and punch from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, call 304-525-7333, or visit www.wvvisit.org.

Mommy and me
The Huntington Mall gives up the love for moms with several events.

The More for Mom Show will be in the Macys Court from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday, May 11, showcasing vendors just for mom.  At the customer service center, register for a Mommy and Me fashion show (featuring 20 moms and kids modeling more than 100 fashions) at 1 p.m., and then at 2 p.m. it is the almost famous annual Mother/Daughter Look-A-Like Contest. Contestants can win prizes donated by various mall stores. The registration fee for the Look-A-Like contest is a $30 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

I am whoman, hear me roar
If your mom’s a rocker (tell-tale signs are tattoos of Slayer and Whitesnake on her arms), then you might wanna run mom and friends down to Charleston on Friday.

At 10 p.m. Friday, May 10 The Molly Gene One Whoaman Band (a harmonica-blowing, homemade box-beating, blues guitar-bashing one-woman band), will be lighting up The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St, Charleston. The Ten Foot Polecats and Pepper Fandango open. Cover is $7. Go online at www.emptyglass.com for more info.

Jeni’s we got your number
If your mom has got a sweet tooth, have we got the gift for you, sign up mom for an ice cream tasting of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Wild Ramp, 210 11th St. Suite 13, Huntington.

Try a variety of every flavor available at The Wild Ramp to find your favorite fix. This sold out fast the first time they offered it so, pre-register by visiting The Wild Ramp or calling the store at 304-523-RAMP (7267). Pre-payment will guarantee you one of the 30 spots. Cost is $15, $12 Friends of the Market.

Hazel Hollering
Out playing bluegrass, gospel and country since 2003, Hazel Holler (Michelle Wallace, Jackie Thacker, and Tonya Adkins) are one of the region’s few all-female bluegrass acts.

Come out and celebrate Mother’s Day with the band over at Chateau Italia for a special music-filled dinner on Saturday. Cost is $20. The menu includes: Aperitif (non-alcohol) with fresh fruit and cheese, bread, Porchini stuffed tortellini soup, four cheese Manicotti, Italian pork, salad, Tiramisu bites and unlimited beverages, espresso too.

Go online at www.chateauditalia.com or call 304-208-4525.

Cruising with mom
A road-trip with mom to Cincinnati is always fun and you can make Mother’s Day special by rolling on the river with the good folks at B&B for their Mother’s Day Cruise. There are two cruises; a brunch is set for 1 to 3 p.m. and a dinner is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12.

Cost is $40 and $20 for children for either ride.

Go online at www.bbriverboats.com for more info or call: 859-261-8500 for reservations.

Forking over a good hike
You can enjoy a great buffet and toss in a good stroll in the woods to walk it off come Sunday as Kentucky State Parks will be offering a Mother’s Day buffet Sunday, May 12.

The menu includes salad bar, fruit, cheese, roast beef, roast pork with apple dressing, chicken and dumplings, fried catfish and hush puppies, vegetables and desserts.

The buffet will be served noon to 8 p.m. at most resort parks including Greenbo and Carter Caves. The adult price is $18.49 plus tax; $8.49 plus tax for children ages 6-12 (drink included).

For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov.

Ladies in the house
Huntington House, located at 1349 6th Ave., Huntington, is hosting a Ladies Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10.

Each lady attending “till we run out” will receive a wine glass filled with wine, tea or flavored water and will leave with their glass as a thank you from all our wonderful vendors, vendors will be doing a drawing where you can take a chance on winning a special gift to take home. Enjoy a variety of vendors, mini cupcake from Sweet Confections, mini desserts and drinks while there, a visit from Hello Kitty and Fierce Fotography will do pictures on site. Admission is free. If gentlemen attend they must be accompanied by a lady friend.

For more information contact Tina Brooks at 304-617-0779.

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