Arm rasslin with the ladies and treating Mom to something special
Mom.Shes the one who brought each one of us into the world. Mom is so important, matter of fact, she has her own big day on the second Sunday of every May (not to worry dads, your hoopla comes later).According to Hallmark, Mothers Day is the second most popular holiday for gift-giving, next to Christmas. My advice: dont forget this holiday. Its so not worth it.Really, moms dont ask for a lot on their big day, mostly a little rest, relaxation and respect. Flowers are nice my mom always received lilacs from me but breakfast in bed (without having to clean up after), a day at the spa, or jewelry makes Mothers Day a bit more memorable, dont-cha think?Maybe try walking a mile in Moms shoes (alongside her) at Glenwoods annual Mothers Day Mile. Or, how about treating her to relaxing orchestral music with the Symphony in the Valleys Mothers Day concerts Saturday and Sunday? If sewing is her thing, theres the annual quilt show at the Hotel Colorado with lunch being served Sunday during the exhibit.And theres always ladies arm rasslin. Moms love that.
Its happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: Gordon Saucepan and Mr. Vail present KDNK Female Arm Wrestling at 10 p.m. today at The Bayou in Glenwood Springs. Open to women of all ages. Contestants register from 9-10 p.m. at The Bayou or e-mail email@example.com with name and phone number. The Croatian Princess, Carbondales tournament champion, will challenge contestants. Cost: $5 donation. Information: http://www.gordonsaucepan.com or 963-0139This is why Id kick it up here: Take a bunch of women with really strong biceps, throw in some funny costumes and add a few super-stiff Hurricanes to the mix. The result? Female Arm Wrestling at 10 p.m. at The Bayou. Therell probably be a lot of guys there to watch because men love to see women compete, whether its pillow fighting, mud wrestling or chicken fighting in the pool. You get the picture. This event is fun for both the gals and the guys, and its for a good cause KDNK community radio. So ladies, get those guns in shape for a challenge. The Croatian Princess, Carbondales reigning champ, is ready to rumble.
Its happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: The Jr. Wahines Polynesian Dance Group at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Master class begins at 3:30 p.m. teaching the seven traditional dances of the South Pacific and the traditional hula. Fee for the master class is $25. Public performance at 6 p.m. for $12. Class and performance: $30. Information: 945-2414.This is why Id kick it up here: Looking for something different as a Mothers Day gift? Try hula dancing lessons. Just ask Dad its the gift that keeps on giving. Saturday, the Center for the Arts hosts the Jr. Wahines, a group of young performers whose mission is to preserve, perpetuate and share the cultures of Polynesia with the people of Colorado. Take the master class, watch the girls perform, or even do both. This may not be an all-inclusive trip to the South Pacific islands, but Mom will at least feel like shes watching a beach-side show at a luau for a couple hours. As long as you keep making swooshing sounds in her ear, that is.
Wednesday: Jill Cohn, Seattle performing songwriter and guitarist, Glenwood Musics Wednesday Night Live, 8-10 p.m., Wednesdays. Suggested donation: $3-$8. Information: 928-8628 Thursday: The Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club presents Where Mountains are Nameless by Jonathan Waterman, author and adventurer, 7 p.m., Carbondale Days Inn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Waterman will sign his latest book and refreshments will be served. Information: 947-9613
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