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The agony and the ecstasy of childbirth will be celebrated on Vashon during several arts and community events coming to the Island Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21.
Sawbones' oldest employee makes her mark at company in more ways than one.
The rhythms of Afro-Cuban music will be heard at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, when the Seattle-based band Picoso takes the stage at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.
VAA’s 32nd annual art auction, “The Mad Hatter’s Ball,” will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Blue Heron Art Center.
Last week, on a still summery evening, Vashon dressed up for First Friday festivities and launched the fall art season.
An exhibit of watercolors by Islander Jeanne Snell is on display at the Back Bay Inn in September.
Samuel Green, Washington state’s first poet laureate, will read poetry at Vashon Winery at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, as the final installation of the winery’s 2008 summer concert series.
To see more of Jeff Hawley’s cartoons, visit www.logjamcomic.blogspot.com.
Vashon-based trio Track 19 will play a free show at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
Debbie Dawn Numoto will exhibit watercolor paintings at Café Luna, with an opening reception slated for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.
Silverwood Gallery will open a major exhibition of works by renowned Island painter Ted Kutscher at noon on Friday, Sept. 5. An artist’s reception will follow in the evening.
Jenn Reidel’s new series of photos “The Desk,” will open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Gallery 070.
Ivonne Escobar de Kommer
Summer Concerts in the Park will end with a blast from the past when the Island’s own big band, Portage Fill, takes the stage at Ober Park from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.
Fewer than 1 percent of state ferry workers are women who become first mate, second mate or captain.
When Carolina Nurik and her family moved to Maury Island from Central Florida 10 years ago, the only plants growing around their new home were grass, two red maples and a hedge. As she researched a landscaping plan, one person advised she grow only evergreens on her five acres, and a garden designer wasn’t any more inspirational.
A remarkable reunion is about to take place on Vashon.