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MayFest time at Lakewold

Lakewold Gardens will mark its 20th anniversary as a public garden during this year’s weeklong MayFest celebration, which begins May 2.

The festival, in its fourth year, opens the 10-acre Lakewood estate to visitors during a period when the gardens are usually in their prime.

Will they make it on time, given this year’s cool and snowy spring?

“We are looking good already,” says Amanda Wood, Lakewold’s program services manager. “We think it will happen.”

During MayFest week, the gardens and garden shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some MayFest highlights:

May 2-9: Stonework from Tenino artist Keith Phillips at the garden shop. From noon to 2 p.m. May 9, visitors can meet the artist.

May 3: Yesterdays Chevelles & El Caminos Car Club Show. Cars from the 1960s and 1970s will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 3-6: Lakewood Arts Commission exhibit offers a compilation of pieces from local artists.

May 3-6: Ikebana International No. 147 Display.

Ikebana International is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging.

May 3-6: Olympia Bonsai Club display.

May 6: Origami Workshop with Debbie Alder at the garden shop.

May 9: Flag dedication and ceremony presented at 11 a.m. by Boy Scout Troop 266.

Tickets: $7 adults; $5 students, seniors and military; free for kids 12 and under. Don’t miss out on membership specials this week as well.

Information: 253-584-4106, Ext.108, or www.lakewold.org.

Debbie Cafazzo: 253-597-8635 debbie.cafzzo@thenewstribune.com">debbie.cafzzo@thenewstribune.com

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