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Moms get in free at Botanica, Museum of World Treasures

  • Published Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 12 a.m.

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A couple of local attractions are welcoming moms for free on Mother’s Day, which is Sunday. Botanica at 701 Amidon will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and will be admitting moms, grandmothers and Botanica members for free. Everyone else can get in for $5. Among the day’s events: The Iris Club and Rose Society will have shows, and the Prairie Winds Daylily Society will have a sale at 11 a.m. Moms also can decorate a silk scarf for $10, have tea on the terrace from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or a mimosa and chocolate pairing, each of which is $5. For more information, visit www.botanica.org. Moms also will be admitted free with a paid $6.95 child admission to the Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. First St., on Sunday. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.worldtreasures.org.

Free O.K. Kids Day at Watson Park

The annual O.K. Kids Day, an event designed for children ages 5 to 12, happens from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Blvd. Children can get fishing and water safety instruction and try out kayaks, archery and more. Fishing poles and bait will be provided, but those who want to fish should arrive early to register. The event will include a prize drawing at 11:45 a.m., and at noon, Watson Park will begin offering train rides, pony rides, miniature golf, pedal boats and concessions for a small fee. A limited number of free T-shirts and hot dogs also will be available. Admission is free.

Riverfest Button launch party on Friday

Wichita River Festival buttons go on sale Friday, and their release will be celebrated from 4 to 6 p.m. with an event that will feature giveaways and activities at the QuikTrip at 750 S. Broadway. The buttons are $5 for adults and $3 for children and offer admission to the festival, which is May 30 through June 7 in downtown Wichita. They’ll be available for sale starting Friday at all area QuikTrip and Dillons stores and at AAA locations.

Denise Neil

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