1. Mom loves Nature! Take mom on a stroll through historic Azalea way and revel in the spectacular azaleas, rhododendrons and dogwoods in full bloom. The Washington Park Arboretum on Mother's Day is a Seattle tradition. This year the Foundation is celebrating mom with a crafts table where you can make Mother's Day cards using pressed flowers. Get a free family photo and enjoy one of two 45 minute guided nature walks through the arboretum. My tip: pop by Essential Bakery and pick up a picnic to go. My favorites are the ham & gruyere croissants. When: Sunday 1pm – 4pm Where: Washington Arboretum – Graham Visitors Center Price: Free admission and parking Click HERE for more info. (Image Courtesy: TakeShi. Creative Commons) 2. Mom loves Wine! If your mother is anything like mine, there's nothing she likes more than her glass(es) of wine. Treat mom to wine and chocolate this Mother's Day. You can sip special wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle and nibble on local, artisanal chocolates from Chocolopplis. When: Saturday 4pm – 6pm Where: Local Vine on Capitol Hill Price: $10 (refunded with any retails purchase) Click HERE for more info. 3. Mom loves the Water! Jubal thinks your mother may enjoy the pageantry of it all. Those are his words, not mine. But seriously, what mom wouldn't love family time with boat parades, live music and ushering the season of summer? It's Seattle's Opening Day Boat Parade and this year the theme is "Salish Sea Treasures"! The dragon boats will be joining in the fun this year too! Not in Seattle? Boating Season celebrations are happening in La Conner with a boat parade on the Swinomish Channel and with a Wooden Boat Fair in Olympia. When: Saturday Seattle Parade at 12noon Where: Montlake Cut Price: Free Click HERE for more info. 4. Mom loves Art! Treat mom to art and live music. Issaquah is celebrating 10 years of Art Walk! The First Friday season kicks off this Friday! Downtown Issaquah comes alive with hundreds of artists and hundreds of art lovers roaming the city streets with good food, music and art. Don't miss the Gilman Village stage either! There will be a free and continuous Limousine shuttle between downtown and Gilman Village. When: Friday 5pm – 8pm Where: Downtown Issaquah along historic Front Street Price: FREE Click HERE for more info. 5. Mom loves Food! Skip the brunch buffet of luke warm eggs, rubbery bacon and watered down orange juice and let mom go to town! It's the All-You-Can-Eat Pierogi Fest! If you haven't tried these delish Polish dumplings this is your chance. Try meat, potato & cheese, sauerkraut & mushroom, blueberry, plum and more! Plus, as you scarf down all the pierogi's you can enjoy Polish music and folk performances. You can even join in on the fun by making your own pierogi at the craft workshop! Kids will have fun too with activities and animation movies. Beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks and homemade desserts will be available for sale too. When: Saturday 11:30pm – 4pm Where: The Polish Cultural Center Price: $16 gets you in and all the pierogi's you can eat! Kids 3- 10 $8 Click HERE for more info.