The Arrival of Spring
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April 29th -May 8th, 2016 10am-4pm
Lakewold’s MayFest is a great time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens in bloom and also enjoy great displays, exhibits and activities in the Wagner House. For more information please call 253-584-4106 or email, email@example.com. For information on group tour rates contact Pam Felts, Youth Program Manager at 253.584.4106, x105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 EVENT SCHEDULE
Fairyfest Weekend, April 29th-May 1st 10am-4pm
Fairy House Friends, April 29th-May 1st10 am-4pm
Folklore says that fairies return to their favorite gardens on MayDay! Visitors strolling in Lakewold Gardens for Fairyfest will find evidence of their return. Sharp eyes will spot fairy houses along the walkways. Under trees and shrubs and even hanging from branches, magical creations of nature's wonders found by fairies to make their homes will delight children and adults alike.
Ikebana International #147, April 29th-May 1st 10am-4pm
Ikebana International is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. With chapters all over the world we are honored to have the Tacoma-Olympia chapter presenting over 20 displays in the living room of the Wagner House.
For more information about Ikebana International please visit www.ikebanahq.org. Enjoy amazing floral arrangements in the Wagner House.
Hands in the Garden, April 29th-May 1st 10am to 4pm
Enjoy a compilation of art by the students in Frank Casey’s art class at Clover Park High School. On display in the upper conference room, this area also has a children’s craft activity: make your own Fairy card. Also, your fun opportunity for some Facebook fodder!
Mr. Bubbleman, April 30th 11am-Noon
Join us as we present Mr. Bubbleman! This one hour show, great for children and adults will delight you with song, laughter, and of course, bubbles. For more information about some of the biggest bubbles in the world, visit www.bubbleman.com.
The Fairy Store, April 30th-May 1st
Dedicated to lightening hearts and spirits by bringing fairy magic into the world, The Fairy Store will join us with an array of fairy products which inspire, entertain, enlighten and bring fun and beauty to wherever you are. Do you believe in fairies? We do.
Located at 2202 84th Street South in Lakewood, WA. eFairies.com has been in business for over 10 years. Their mission and goal is to provide an exciting and ever-changing selection of fairy products, from the traditional and classic, to the most recent releases, to unique and one-of-kind pieces. We strive to seek out and find quality craftsmanship and fairy artisans from all over the world, our research will never end. For more information, visit www.efairies.com.
Facepainting by Grace, April 30th-May 1st 10am-4pm
Bring the kiddos to choose from a variety of garden fairy designs.
Amy Brown, Artist, Art Available for Purchase, April 30th – May 1st
Fantasy artist, Amy Brown resides in the Pacific Northwest along with various annoying house goblins and garden trolls. In 1994 she began painting fairies. It did not take long for her to become completely entangled in the magic, myth, and wonder surrounding these mysterious creatures. More info can be found at www.amybrownart.com
The Olympia Highlanders Bagpipes & Drum Corps, April 30th Noon-2pm
Formed in 1972, this band promotes the tradition and culture of Scotland. Enjoy the pipers in Red MacPherson tartan and the drummers in Green Douglas tartan as they entertain in the gardens.
Blue Cloud Celtic (BCC),
April 30th-May 1st 2pm-4pm
...IS Rich Johnson, acoustic guitar & vocals, Chris McAvoy on keyboard, and Dave MacDonald, celtic whistles, David Evans on fiddle, John Wickliffe on bass and Thom Stewart, guitar and vocals.
We are steeped in traditional Scottish, Gaelic and Irish folk music and song. Dave is a member of Clan Donald USA, as well as Slighe nan Gaidheal, the Seattle Gaelic Society, and loves the opportunity to present our ancestral roots to the “celtic public”. We have performed at local highland games as well as associated events.
Charisma School of Dance, May 1st Noon-2pm
Enjoy the fairy dancers of Charisma as they charm in the gardens. Founded in 1997, Charisma students are taught dance techniques needed to be successful, and in an atmosphere that is welcoming, loving and caring. For more information, visit www.charismaschoolofdance.com.
Lakewold Gardens Historical Display, April 29th-May 8th 10am-4pm
Enjoy the beauty of Lakewold’s library and learn about our more than 100 years of history. The display will give visitors insight into the various stages of the Wagner House and gardens.
NWSSA Stone Sculpture Display, April 29th-May 8th 10am to 4pm
NWSSA is an association of stone sculptors that was founded in 1984. Artists from around the Northwest will have strategically placed sculpture throughout the gardens for visitors to enjoy. For more information about this unique art form, visit http://nwssa.org/.
Military Monday and 2 for 1 admission, May 2nd 10am-4pm
All military service branch personnel can enjoy the gardens “free” for a day. We are opening up our doors with no admission fees. For all other visitors of the day, we are offering a 2 for 1 admission. Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the inspirational peace the gardens can offer. Areas of the Wagner House will not be open to view as exhibitors will be setting up displays, but the gardens will be in full bloom for your enjoyment.
Lakewood Arts Commission Exhibit, May 3rd-8th 10am-4pm
The mission of the Lakewood Arts Commission, consistent with guidance from the Lakewood City Council, is to assess needs, establish priorities and make recommendations for the enrichment of the community and promotion of its cultural vitality through the arts. This exhibit is a compilation of pieces from local artists and will be on display in the living room in the Wagner House. For more information on the Arts Commission please visit City of Lakewood. For more information go to www.cityoflakewood.us.
Mountain Valley Arts Club, May 3rd-8th 10am-4pm
In existence since 1972, the MVAC attracts artists to share knowledge in the visual arts. This exhibit, on display upstairs in the Wagner House, will also include painting and jewelry demonstrations throughout the week. Visitors can enjoy observing artists Helena Poortvliet, Paul Langston, Sylvia Mueller, and Barbara Waid.
Throwing Mud Gallery, May 3rd-8th 10am-4pm
Located in Old Town Tacoma where you'll find creativity expressed in all forms, the exhibit in the dining room at Lakewold showcases regional artists. Celebrating their 5th Anniversary with us, you can get additional gallery information at www.throwingmudgallery.com.
Mother’s Day Weekend: May 6th-8th 10am- 4pm
Lakewold Volunteer Jewelry Sale, May 6th-8th, 10am-4pm
We are excited to announce the return of Lakewold’s Volunteer Jewelry Fundraising Sale hosted by our wonderful volunteers. With a variety of new, lightly worn, gently used and vintage pieces, the proceeds will be used for plant material in the gardens.
Tango, With Mark Anderson & Friends,
May 7th 11am-1pm
Argentine Tango with the Tango In Tacoma group of tango dancers. Come to the Wagner House to share their love of this beautiful dance. For more information visit www.tangointacoma.com.
Professional Harpist Twyla Worthy,
May 7th from 1pm-2:30 pm
Twyla Eddins Worthy is an accomplished musician that began her journey from a very young age. Starting with the Piano, she then moved onto the Accordion, the Clarinet, Guitar, Organ, the Saw and Violin. Twyla received her Bachelor of Music in Applied Performance Harp from North Texas State University, Denton. She lived and played in Europe for over 20 years, and is world renowned for her playing style, creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere that offers listeners a peaceful and serene experience. For more information go to www.twylaeddins.com.
Pacific Northwest Northumbrian Pipers, May 7th 2:30-4pm
Enjoy traditional English, Irish and Scottish tunes in the garden. Instrumentation will include concertina, fiddle, Northumbrian small pipes, tin whistle, guitar, and Scottish small pipes.
Walking Washington’s Gardens, by Angie Narus, May 8th 10am-3pm
Available at Lakewold’s Garden Shop, this book will take you on a journey to 30 of the best estate gardens, botanical gardens, conservatories, city park gardens, and arboreta across the state. Author, Angie Narus will be onsite from 10am to 3pm to sign copies of this book that will make the perfect gift for Mom!
Click here for the 2015 MayFest recap.