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Spoil mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, so if you haven’t figured out what to do yet, here are a few suggestions, care of your staff at The Garden Island.

• If you can’t cook, take her out to brunch. The Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Lihu‘e is one of the places around the island hosting a champagne brunch buffet. It starts at 10:30 a.m. and will last until 3 p.m.

Choices there will include an assortment of greens and vegetables accompanied by dressings at the Garden Island Salad Bar; poached shrimp, snow crab, fresh oysters on the half shell, scallop ceviche and ahi limu poke at the Seafood Bar; prime rib with au jus and crusted rack of lamb with mint sauce at the Carving Station.

There will also be a “Mom’s Love Omelets” station serving the resort’s signature crab and asparagus omelets.

The brunch buffet is $39 with champagne for adults and $17 for children 6-12 years of age; and free for children 5 years old and under. Prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information or reservations, call 246-5171.

• Take her to the gardens. The National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Kalaheo will be having a Mother’s Day Open House. There will be free tours of the Allerton Garden. Tours include a tram ride into the valley which begin at 9:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. Last tram will run at 1 p.m.

• Take her to a concert. Mele Apana Productions will present the “Lei of Stars 2006 Mother’s Day Special” Sunday starting at 6 p.m. at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.

Performances include Keali‘i Reichel, Lopaka Kanaka‘ole, Kainani Kahaunaele, and Hula Halau o Kamuela.

Who knows? Mom could win something at the concert. There will be a prize raffle there with prizes including a Las Vegas trip, ‘ukuleles and what all moms love — jewelry.

Tickets are a $35 donation or $50 at the door and are available at Blockbuster outlets, the Pono Market in Kapa‘a, Scotty’s Music and more.

Contact Mele Productions,, for more information.


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