PULLMAN, Wash. — Thousands of moms and families are expected to take part in the many events planned for Washington State University’s Mom’s Weekend, set for April 20-22.

An arts and crafts fair is planned for 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum concourse.

The Senior Mom’s Weekend Reception is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday in the Lewis Alumni Centre. Parents and students are invited to the reception recognizing WSU seniors. The free event is sponsored by the Student Alumni Connection and WSU Alumni Association.

The Mom’s Weekend Brunch, sponsored by the Mom’s Weekend Committee, is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Compton Union Building Ballroom. The 2001 WSU Mom of the Year will be announced at the brunch. Advance ticket purchase is required. For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center, 509/335-6849.

“The Secret Garden,” a musical based on the popular children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Daggy Hall’s R.R. Jones Theatre. The play, set in Victorian England, features Mary Lennox, a young orphan girl sent to live with her reclusive uncle. Mary discovers a secret garden, overrun and neglected. By nursing it back to health, she restores life to her grieving uncle and his invalid son. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for students. Graduate students can attend free with student ID.

“Designers Exposed,” the annual Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show, will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the CUB Auditorium. The fashion show, sponsored by the ITAA Club, features various outfits made by students. For more information, call 335-3823.

Comedian Mike Neun will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Beasley Coliseum. Neun has been seen on Public Broadcasting Service in a series of short pieces and appeared on several network television shows. He has opened for Tony Bennett, Andy Williams and Sammy Davis Jr. His “Haircut” song was recorded by Ray Stevens. Seattle-raised Neun is known for his songs and stories filled with wry observations and preposterous solutions to everyday problems, most of which he has tried. The show is sponsored by KSPS public television station in Spokane.

Many other activities are scheduled for Mom’s Weekend.

“Scapin,” a fast-paced romp based on “Commedia Dell’Arte” routines, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for students. Graduate students can attend free with student ID.

The WSU Fire Department is sponsoring its Mom’s Weekend Pancake Feed from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the fire station, located across the street from the CUB. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are free.

Several open house events are planned throughout the campus on Mom’s Weekend. WSU Alumni Relations Open House will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the alumni center. The Conner Natural History Museum Open House is planned from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday on the first floor of Science Hall. The College of Veterinary Medicine will host its open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The Student Recreation Center will sponsor a Mom’s Fitness Frenzy Friday through Sunday. Moms and guests will receive an unlimited weekend pass to the center’s facilities for $5. Center hours are 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.

Ferdinand’s, WSU’s creamery, will host a cheese and ice cream sale from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Food Quality Building, Room 101.

Maps and information are available at the CUB, WSU Police, WSU Visitor’s Center, Pullman Chamber of Commerce and campus living groups. Questions can be directed to the WRC, 509/335-6849.

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