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Travel notes: May 6, 2012

By Staff, wire reports
Historic homes tourBRAMWELL -- The annual spring tour of historic homes in Bramwell will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday  May 12. Tickets are $15 and be purchased on Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in the middle of town.Open during the self-guided tour are many of the Victorian-style houses that coal barons built from 1890 through 1910. There will be music and an interpretive guide at each house.Shops and the museum on Main Street will be open. Bramwell on U.S. 52, eight miles north of Bluefield.Call 304,248-8381 or 304-589-0246 for more information. Mother's Day at Adaland PHILIPPI -- The historic Adaland Mansion near here has several Mother's Day events planned.On Saturday, high tea will be server at 2 p.m. and royal tea at 5 p.m. Both teas showcase a formal presentation of traditional tea foods that include scones, hors d'oeuvres, fruits, and desserts. Royal tea adds specialty hors d'oeuvres, finger sandwiches, a complimentary glass of champagne, and a private table side presentation of tea history, etiquette, and brewing techniques. Call 304-457-1587 or 304-457-2415 to make reservations for the $25 a seat high tea, the $30 a seat royal tea, and the $20 buffet..For more information on Adaland Mansion, visit www.adaland.orgMothers Day at TamarackTamarack's will have two seatings for its annual Mothers Day brunch buffet: at 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Reservations are required for the brunch by Thursday May 10.
On Mothers Day weekend, Tamarack studio artisans Frances Boone with dried flowers and June Willey with handmade aprons will be on site. John Lilly will provide the music for the Sunday@Two free concert.
Free Sunday @ Two tickets may be reserved Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the next Sunday @ Two, and may be picked up at the front desk on Sunday mornings. Tickets are required because of limited seating.For information and details about upcoming Mothers Day activities at Tamarack, visit Tamarack Events are also available at Facebook. Homestead MuseumARTHURDALE --Arthurdale Heritage's New Deal Homestead Museum complex will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28.The museum is on W.Va. 92 in Preston County. A guided tour of five historic buildings showing the benefits of the nation's first New Deal homestead community project championed by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt is available. Admission charged.
The Craft Shop featuring items made by regional artisans is open during the same hours. For information, call 304-864-3959. Ohio museum gets Manet exhibit TOLEDO, Ohio -- An Ohio art museum is expecting big crowds for a new exhibit featuring the works of French Impressionist Edouard Manet.The Toledo Museum of Art will be the only U.S. museum to display the exhibit that will feature 40 paintings.The Manet paintings will come to Toledo from museums and private collectors. The exhibit will open in October and run through the end of the year.Museum Director Brian Kennedy tells The Blade newspaper in Toledo that he expects the exhibit will draw tens of thousands of people to the city.Manet's works rank among the greatest of the Impressionist movement.
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