Put off planning Mother's Day? Here are a handful of options for treating mom to an entertaining day.
For the High Seas Mom
Climb aboard the historic Schooner Adventuress this for a trip around Puget Sound. Moms sail free, probably to make up for all the rounds of “Row, Row, Row, Your Boat” she endured listening to when you were a child. Sail times at 11am and 3pm. May 11, free, soundexp.org.
For the Foodie Mom
Spice up mom’s cookbook this year as Michela Tartaglia, the director of Cucina Casalinga, offers a class on all things Italian cooking. Gnocchi, chicken scaloppine al Marsala, and vanilla panna cotta with blueberries are some of recipes on the to-cook list. The best part? Tasting the food in beautiful Pike Place Market Atrium. Class starts at noon. May 11, $60, cucinacasalinga.org.
For the Athletic Mom
Mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces, and grandmothers alike share the solidarity of womanhood during the annual Run like a Mother 5k race. Afterward, partake in food, refreshments, and other festivities. The mother’s race starts at 9am, with a kids race beginning at 8:30am. May 11, $45, runlikeamother.com.
For the Flower Power Mom
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden's 27th annual Mother’s Day plant sale offers fun family activities all weekend long. Stock up on trilliums and unusual bulbs, play in the dirt with the kids, tour the garden, and more. May 9–11, free, kruckeberg.org.
For the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Mom
Escape to the Upper Snoqualmie Valley's Northwest Railway Museum for a scenic train ride through the Cascade foothills. The antique railroad coaches offer a step out of time; a much deserved slow paced excursion from the non-stop life of the modern mom. Mother’s ride free all weekend long with a paying child. May 10 & 11, free, trainmuseum.org.
For the Musical Mom
Did mom always prefer a throwback sound to the music you'd always demand be played on the car radio? Maybe taking her to see the Riveting Rosies will help partially make up for your audio abuse. The trio of harmonious female crooners head to West of Lenin this Sunday to perform We Can Do It, a collection tunes from the golden age of radio sung with all the sass of classic 50’s pin-up girls. May 11 at 1 & 5, $20, westoflenin.com.