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A fresh opportunity for Island teenagers to raise their voices is coming to Vashon.
Just Fiddlin’ ’Round will play a benefit concert for Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Café Luna. All proceeds will benefit the Vashon Farmers Market.
The biggest art event of the year — Vashon Allied Arts’ 2008 Art Auction — is slated for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, at Blue Heron Art Center.
Registration is now open for the next round of Vashon Allied Arts classes.
In an intriguing move, Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is spreading the word that a well-known “mystery guest” will will take its stage with the band “The Lassy Coils” at 9:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28.
The Indonesian pagoda on David Smith’s Vashon property will be the setting for “3 Ways to Change,” an evening of Butoh dance performed by Shinjo Brewer, Maureen Freehill and Bridget Scott at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.
Calling all student thespians: UMO Ensemble is creating a new feature work called “First Vote” that combines inner city students from an alternative high school in South Seattle with Vashon students.
Dr. Sputnik lands at Luna
Vashon Winery will present its first Vashon Folk Festival on the winery grounds, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, and continuing into the evening hours.
Actress, writer and Islander Mik Kuhlman was awarded an independent projects grant grant this month from 4Culture, King County’s cultural services agency, to develop “Shadows,” Kuhlman’s new solo performance piece.
Free Concerts in the Park continue with Island Jazz Quintet at Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. The renowned Island group will play jazz standards and new tunes, too. Members of Island Jazz Quintet include Maggie Laird on melodica and vocals, Richard Person on horns, Todd Zimberg on drums, Todd Gowers on upright bass and Tom Wilkins on keyboards.
Visiting the Point Robinson Lighthouse with Joe Wubbold is an education. A retired Coast Guard Captain, he loves showing visitors the lighthouse and its rare Fresnel lens.
Vashon singer-songwriter Laurie Lyons will perform at Café Luna at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. There is no cover charge.
Vashon Island Chorale’s next concert, “A Celebration of Carols,” will include “Fantasia on Christmas Carols,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a “Consort of Christmas Carols” by PDQ Bach and several seasonal songs by British and American composers. The concert will be held on Dec. 6 and 7.
Clinton Fearon and The Boogie Brown Band will return to Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 for what organizers promise will be a rousing and free-wheeling night of reggae music.
The Vashon Island Chorale has named choral conductor Gary D. Cannon as its new artistic director. Cannon served as guest conductor in the fall of 2007, giving members of the chorale and the community a chance to get to know him.
People swear that Maury Island has a different climate than Vashon, and a visit to Celina and Joe Yarkin’s sunny acreage offers edible proof in early August.