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Special events honor mothers this weekend
"*Art only a mother could love will be on sale at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market on May 13 at its new location on Hwy 525 and Thompson Road. Artists from the Artists' Cooperative Gallery in Langley will be selling beautiful-but-not-quite-perfect pieces at greatly reduced prices during the opening day festivities. *The second annual Mother's Day Brunch to benefit Friends of Friends is on Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Clinton Progressive Hall, Highway 525, across from Whidbey Island Bank. The elegant brunch menu features two quiche dishes, bacon, muffins, rolls, fruit and juices. There will be music by pianist Kathy Fox, the Stilton String Quartet, violinist Talia Marcus and the Four-for-Fun recorder group. The Labor of Love quilt made by the Piecemakers will be unveiled, and the raffle ticket sales will begin.Brunch tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for under 12, available at the door. For information call 221-5105. *Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Harp Concert at Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank on Sunday, May 14, from noon-4 p.m., when international touring and recording artist Harper Tasche performs on folk harp and bowed psaltry throughout the afternoon. Bring a quilt and enjoy the concert on the lawn, surrounded by rhododendrons in full bloom, or stroll through the gardens and breathe in the fragrance and beauty. Light refreshments are available, or bring your own. A complimentary gift from Meerkerk Gardens wishes Mothers a happy day.Admission is $7.50/$5/$1. For more information, call 360-678-1912 or visit the Web site, www.whidbey.net/meerkerk/gardens.html.Farm market honors mothersIn honor of Mothers' Day, May 14, every mother who visits the Sunday Market on opening day at The Greenbank Farm will receive a complimentary posy or heirloom seedling. The farm is open from 11-2 from now until fall, selling fresh organic produce, plants, crafts, fine arts, garden art, specialty foods, custom-roasted coffee, breads, desserts, soups, and more."