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"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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Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Rock
#YES50: Celebrating 50 Years Of Yes
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Rap/Hip Hop
03 Greedo
03 Greedo is a rising hip-hop star from Los Angeles.
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10th Annual Fire Entertainer of the Year Competition
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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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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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30th Annual Seagull Calling Festival and Wings Cook-Off
Come downtown to enjoy a unique festival that's now 30 years old. Contestants young and old, as individuals or in groups, some in costumes - take turns on the beach "calling the seagulls." Contestants try to mimic the Seagull's cry and bribe the birds with treats and the judges with candy, cookies, and sometimes money, to win various coveted prizes. Meet your friends downtown for a wide variety of tasty chicken wings made by professional and amateur cooks. For just $1 each. The Seagull Calling Festival takes place during the Kitsap Harbor Festival over Memorial Day weekend. Port Orchard Chamber coordinates with Fathom's of Fun to put on a fun event.
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35th IBC: Back To Beale Street Blues Competition
Join us for the annual "Back to Beale Street Blues Competition" to be held June 3, 2018 at The Swiss in Tacoma, WA. Competitions are public and everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to attend. Come and support our local blues musicians as they compete to see who moves on to the finals. Professional judges will be on site to jury the competitions. Listen to some mighty fine blues and meet these talented bands from our very own South Sound community. Winners of the finals will head to the 35th International Blues Challenge to be held in Memphis, TN January 22-26, 2019, along historic Beale Street. "The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break." One band and one solo/duo act will represent SSBA in Memphis. Let's help them get there by showing our support. Use this Facebook event to let us know if you're coming. We are currently in the application stage. Stay tuned for the Acts that will be competing and who will be judging the competition. Event Times and Lineup to Follow: About the IBC / Application:
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