The Arrival of Spring
MayFest May 3rd-12th 10 am - 4 pm
With the gardens in May’s vivid color show, Lakewold’s MayFest is a great week to enjoy the beauty of the gardens alongside great displays, exhibits and activities in the Wagner House. Current participants for the week will include: A floral arrangement display from Ikebana International #147, Artwork exhibited by Lakewood Arts Commission and Multi Medium Artist Lorie Bennett, a Historical and Events exhibit of Lakewold, a display by the Olympia Weavers Guild, and a variety of musical performances. With plans for more activities, additional announcements are soon to follow. During this week the gardens will be open from 10 am – 4 pm. Standard admission fees apply, but all activities (with exception of Mother’s Day Brunch) are free to Lakewold members. For more information or group tour rates contact Diane Thomas at 253.584.4106, x100.
Lakewold Gardens Historical Display
May 3rd-12th 10 am- 4 pm
Enjoy the beauty of Lakewold’s library and learn about our history. What began as “Lot 23 of the “Interlaaken Township” has evolved into the 10-acre garden estate we know today. This display will give visitors insight into the various cycles and stages of the Wagner House and gardens. One spring table will also be on display as a prelude to our yearly Beautiful Table Showcase.
Ikebana International #147
May 3rd-5th 10 am-4 pm
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.
Lorie A. Bennett Art Exhibit
May 3rd-5th 10 am-4 pm
Words from an Artist: “When you view a piece of artwork you’re looking at the experience of the artist, the feelings and emotions that they were capable of putting into a visual format for others to see. Beauty happens when a viewer connects and is drawn into an art piece based upon one’s own experiences”. A dedicated multi medium artist since 2001, Lorie Bennett will be exhibiting a variety of her creative art work for all to see upstairs in the Wagner House. For more information about her work please visit www.loriebennett.com.
Harpist Susan Haas
May 3rd 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
An added touch of elegance, Lakewold is overjoyed to have the warm and wonderful harp sounds from Susan Haas fill the house. One of 5 selected as 2012 King 5 “Best of” music winners, we are pleased to announce her participation in our special Mayfest event.
Keith Phillips Stonework Display
May 4th 10am- 4p
In his 6th year at Lakewold, Keith will set up his bench and carving tools in front of The Garden Shop. Bring a camera as his demonstration of old world stone carving techniques is quite remarkable. Keith has worked on the capitol building in Olympia, the refurbished Stadium High School and has been commissioned to create beautiful stone carvings for home and gardens
Student Musician’s Day
May 4th 12:30 pm- 3 pm
We are extremely pleased to announce a special collaboration with Paul and Phyllis Twedt in bringing music to our MayFest Event. As private piano instructors, their students will be playing in the afternoon for all to see and hear. With a wide range of ages, the students will be performing a variety of music as soloist and instructor/student duets. We greatly appreciate these students and the talents they will share, a wonderful treat for our MayFest visitors!
Lakewood Arts Commission Exhibit
May 7th-10th 10 am- 4 pm
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 of the Wagner House.
Lakewood Arts Commission Artist Reception & Windsong Classical Trio
May 9th 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Come and join the LAC’s artist for a mix and mingle Artist Reception. Ask the artist questions, inquire about certain art pieces, or just come to be a part of the arts and support our local artist community. To add a decadent ambiance, Windsong Classical Trio, voted “Best Ceremony Music” in Seattle Magazine’s Best of 2006-2012 polls, Bride’s Choice award winner 2010 & 2011 and the knot’s Best of Weddings, 2011 recipient, will play during the artist reception.
Olympia Weavers Guild
May 7th -10th 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
The purpose of the Olympia Weavers’ Guild is to provide a forum where active weavers may share information, knowledge and techniques, and provide each other with guidance, encouragement, and inspiration. The OWG is a nonprofit organization founded in 1949. Each year OWG participates in the Sheep to Shawl competition at the annual Puyallup Fair, provides demonstrations at the Thurston County Fair, and holds its annual Show and Sale in early December among other guild activities. For more information please visit www.olympiaweaversguild.org.
Student Musician’s Day 2
May 8th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Another special day to celebrate our local talented youth and to bring music to Lakewold. Homeschooled students Landon McMeekin (15) and his sister Vivian McMeekin (10) will join our MayFest celebration on Wednesday the 8th. Playing a variety of piano selections, they will share their wonderful talents for visitors and exhibit participants alike. We thank this brother and sister duo for their lovely contribution to this year’s MayFest event!
Indie Acoustic Folk Music presented by
Ian Massey and Abe Jolly May 10th 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
With their light hearted and sometimes more serious renditions, accompanied by the sounds of whimsical acoustic guitars, local musicians Ian Massey and Abe Jolly join our MayFest celebration. Coming from a legacy of local family musicians, they will share their talents out in the gardens, weather permitting and fill the air with their “creative” selections.
May 12th at 11 am
Celebrate Mom as beautiful cherry blossoms grace the brick walk and colorful rhododendrons abound with spring bloom. Lakewold is the perfect setting for honoring such an extraordinary person in our lives. Sponsored by Occasion’s Catering, attendees will enjoy a lovely buffet-style brunch and a walk through the gardens in the fullest color show of the season. A Lakewold tradition that says ”thank you” to mom in such a special way. Seating is limited and this event has historically sold out quickly. Please contact Susan Steen at 253-584-4106, x108 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your Mother’s Day Brunch reservations and pre-payment. Members: $50 per person (up to a maximum of 4 reservations per family membership), non-members: $60 per person, children 3-12 $20, under 3 free. Click here for more information.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Avocado, Bacon and Tomato on Herbed Crostini
House Made Biscuits and Gravy
Sliced Breakfast Ham
Fresh Fruit and Fruited Whipped Topping
Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes
Sausage-Fontina Strata withTabasco and Ketchup
Occasions Signature Blend Coffee and Tea Service with
Cream, Sugar and Lemons at each guest table.
Lemon Ice Water,
Mimosas, and Sparkling Cider