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Art Show, Folk Art/Crafts, Painting, Installations
"Aloof & the Woof" | Artist Reception - Meet Lynne Farren & Lorraine Toler
*** SAVE THE DATE*** You are Invited to "Aloof and the Woof"!!! Please join us Monday, June 25 from 5-7pm as we celebrate local artists, Lynne Farren and Lorraine Toler. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Lynne & Lorraine and to shop and learn more about their creations on display. Light bites and beverages will be available for all to enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About Lynne Farren: "A maker of many kinds of art including collage,assemblage, artwear and painting.... Lynne Farren is inspired by everything including cats and quotes about cats. She paints cats in a whimsical and colorful style with added quotes to show their quirky and funny side." "People who don't like cats haven't met the right one yet."........ Quote by Deborah Edwards. To see her portfolio visit: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About Lorraine Toler: "My name is Lorraine Toler and I am an artist residing in Tacoma Washington. I studied oil painting, acrylic painting and photography in the Fine Arts Program at Washington State University. I recently discovered that I also delight in painting pets. I have always been a pet person, so it is a natural progression. Like many, I anthropomorphize my pets and they always become part of my family. During the process of painting an animal it is like getting to know a new friend. It is always an honor to paint a much loved pet. My style and process is influenced by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and the evocative way he interpreted themes of life, death, and family as well as the contemporary California artist Hung Liu and the way she paints Chinese History and her own personal experiences of oppression in an authoritarian society. I strive to create in the way that these artist do. I admire the way that they tell a story through a single piece or a series. I admire art that can make your smile, or cry." To see her portfolio visit:
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Community Event
"Grease" Sing-Along
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the movie “Grease!” Join us for a 1950s costume contest, trivia and sing along to the songs while screening the film. Light refreshments served. Ages 14 and up.
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“Grease” Sing-A-Long!
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the movie “Grease!” Join the 1950s costume contest, enjoy trivia and sing along to the songs while screening the film. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 14 and up.
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Running, Walking
10th Annual Parkland Pace or Race
Registration, course map, and results can be found at Cost – $15 Online Registration closes on August 17th at 11:59 PM Registrations are also accepted on the day of the event for an additional charge of $5 8:30 AM – Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens 9:20 AM – Registration/Packet Pick Up Closes 9:30 AM - Start of Event 10:30 AM - Start of Awards 5 kilometer course is flat and fast Raffle prizes given at awards ceremony Ribbons are given to top 3 in each gender and age group For more information contact: Allen Culp 253-219-5252
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13th Annual Wheels to Meals Bike Ride
Join us Saturday, June 30th for the 13th Annual Wheels to Meals, the annual fundraiser for the Food Connection. All routes (10-75 miles) start and end at WSU's Puyallup Campus. The ride will take you through the scenic Puyallup Valley and surrounding area. You'll enjoy great support, including mechanical support from Old Town Bicycle, SAG wagons and rest stops along the course, and delicious food and drink when you finish. All that, and you'll be helping provide food for thousands of Pierce County households. Cyclists are asked to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges to support the St. Leo Food Connection's emergency food programs fighting hunger in Pierce County. We operate one of the state's largest food banks, a mobile food bank, a backpack program that provides food over the weekend for children at risk of hunger, and numerous summer meals sites for children. Ride options include 10, 20, 32, 56 and 75 miles.
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2018 Blues & Brews
The Des Moines Rotary Club invites you to attend the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest on Saturday August 25, 2018 from 12-8pm. This event is the prime fundraiser for our Highline Music4Life program expanding music to youth in our local schools.   Enjoy a day on the shores of Puget Sound, listening and dancing to the tunes of Eric Rice Band 12:30 - 2:00, Randy Oxford All-Stars 2:30 - 4:00, Rae Gordon 4:30 - 6:00, CD Woodbury Trio 6:30 - 8:00. To complement your blues and brews, we will be featuring a variety of fine foods.  The Festival will be located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park.  This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, you must be 21 or older to attend and no pets will be allowed inside the event.   Airways Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Schooner Exact Brewing Company, Reuben's Brews, Georgetown Brewing Company, Aslan Brewing Company, Bad Jimmys Brewing Company, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing, Jellyfish Brewing, Chatter Creek Cider, Half Lion Brewing Co., Mac & Jacks Brewing, Tin Dog Brewing, CounterBalance Brewing, Blue Mountain Cider and Watermill Winery. No outside food or beverages allowed. Low lawn chairs and picnic blankets allowed.  There will be plenty of parking with a free shuttle circulating town on a regular basis.  While you are in town, you might want to visit the Des Moines Farmer's Market.  PURCHASE TICKETS Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the gate. Five tasting tokens included with the price of admission. All beer tastings are one Token! 100% of the net proceed support the Des Moines Rotary's charitable projects including our primary beneficiary Highline Music4Life. MORE INFORMATION AND WEBSITE For more information visit our website at, email, or call (206) 824-5630.
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Gardening, Tour
2018 Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour
The 23rd annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018. A summer must-do for many gardeners, this year’s Garden Tour is filled with inspiration. The 2018 Garden Tour features seven private gardens, six in Edmonds itself and one in Woodway. Gardens range from professionally designed and installed properties to hands-on, DIY creations that truly showcase the owner’s personality and hard work. From a gracious 10-acre estate to an extraordinary collection of hostas, from urban spaces that maximize each square foot to a rambling bit of country in the heart of the city, this year’s tour is bursting with variety, beauty, creativity and imagination. Order your tickets online at Beginning the first week of June, tickets will also be available at the following local merchants: Bountiful Home, Frances Anderson Center, Garden Gear, Lil’ Sprout Nursery, and Sky Nursery. Tickets are $15 each in advance, or $20 each at the first garden on the day of the tour.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Social Event, Community Event, Gardening
2018 West Seattle Garden Tour
West Seattle Garden Tour is the Pacific Northwest’s premier garden tour. This year the tour features 12 stunning private gardens and shines a spotlight on West Seattle’s beautiful Bee Garden. From waterside gardens with sweeping views of Puget Sound to an edible garden and neighborhood gathering spot located on a parking strip, the variety of gardens on this year’s tour will offer something special for every gardener looking for a little inspiration. Proceeds from the tour benefit seven local non-profit organizations.
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Gardening, Tour
2018 WSU Master Gardener Tour of Gardens
On July 14, the WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties will welcome you to five exceptional gardens in the Markham and Grayland area. This is the 21st annual garden tour from this WSU Master Gardener Program. “Colorful Coastal Gardens” is the theme this year. The gardens are open for one day only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Master Gardeners will be at each garden to answer questions. Not only are these five private gardens open to the public, the Master Gardeners are selling plants at a sixth location along the way. These are plants that Master Gardeners are sharing from their own gardens at great prices. Tickets for the tour contain a map with directions to each of the gardens, and directional signs will help guide you. Start the tour where you like. Tickets are $12.00 and are available in Grays Harbor County at: Grayland, the Rose Cottage; Aberdeen, Marshall's Garden & Pet; Hoquiam, Harbor Drug & Gifts; Montesano, Valu Drug; Elma, Elma Variety Store, and at Ocean Shores at Galway Bay/Celtic Imports and Mermaid Cove. Buy tickets in Pacific County at Dennis Company and Everyone's Video & More, both in Raymond.
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29th Annual Chris-Craft Rendezvous of the Pacific Northwest, July 12th -15, 2018
Please include our event in your Summer Calendar of Events. 29th Annual Chris-Craft Rendezvous of the Pacific Northwest, July 12th -15, 2018 The 29th Annual Chris-Craft Rendezvous of the Pacific Northwest will begin on Thursday July 12 and conclude on Sunday July15, 2018. All events will be held at the Port Orchard City Marina in the historic town of Port Orchard, Washington. Up to 80 classic Chris-Crafts are expected to attend. Entry for visitors to the events on the docks and to see the boats is free. Daily features are; live music, dock parties and touring of boats, a raffle, a farmers market, seminars, swap meet and demonstrations. Additionally, for registrants, there will be coffee and doughnuts every morning, a Friday on the dock BBQ dinner, and on Saturday the Dinghy Dash, the Awards Banquet and the Live Auction. The Sunday morning pancake breakfast prepares the fleet for the informal cruiser parade leaving the marina. Chris-Crafts of any vintage or condition are welcome! Please see our website for more history, stories and photos:
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