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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.
Please promise us, August, a run of sunny days — days with heat soaking into dry meadows and butterflies browsing the shrubs and flowers despite the notoriously temperate, moist climate of Puget Sound.
Islanders will have an opportunity to see a maritime treasure when the steamer “Virginia V” visits Vashon and Maury’s waters on Sunday, Aug. 17.
Café Luna will host a slew of free musical events this weekend, beginning with a concert by 5:01, “the best country rock on this Rock,” organizers said.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, Corbin Beach will host the last of this summer’s World Music concert and folk dance parties sponsored by Vashon Park District and Vashon Folkdancers.
The Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association still has a few tickets available for a cruise around the Island on Sunday, Aug. 17, aboard the Virginia V. Boarding will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the north-end passenger ferry dock. It will cruise south around Point Robinson, into Quartermaster Harbor and north along Colvos Passage past Camp Sealth and other historic sites, returning to the dock around 5:30 p.m.
The Vashon Celtic Dance Society and the Vashon Park District are hosting a free summer Irish Ceili Dance on the grass of the Village Green from 6 p.m. to dark Saturday, Aug. 16. The dance will will feature live music by the Vashon Ceili Band (Martin Nyberg, Marilyn Kleyn and Steve Austin).
Island Jazz Quintet will play its brand of smooth, cool jazz at Ober Park, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, as part of the free Concerts in the Park series. The quintet’s full cabaret sound has been heard in venues throughout the region and internationally for a decade.
Seattle band Trombone Cake will glide across the Sound to Vashon on Saturday to perform at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.
Hear the urban soul of Seattle group the Darrius Willrich Project at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Ober Park. Seattle keyboardist Darrius Willrich will be joined by Donyea Goodman on drums and vocals, Gerald Turner on bass and Thaddeus Turner on guitar.
Canadian folk-blues-country rocker Herky Cutler will bring his genre of guitar playing to Café Luna at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Those who attend should prepare to play a percussion instrument Cutler will provide.
t Acclaimed, one-woman show ‘The Boycott’ will be part of the festivities.
Vashon resident, Canadian national and professional trapshooter Sue Nattrass, nominated early this July to Canada’s four-person Olympic shooting team, is aiming this August for the one target she has yet to hit in her illustrious 39-year career: an Olympic medal.
The second free concert of Vashon Park District’s summer World Music and Dance Series will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Ober Park.
Cassandra Robertson, a Corvallis, Ore., singer and songwriter who plays “acoustic conscious folk,” will play a free concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 in Café Luna.
Islewilde, Vashon’s homegrown, collaborative, build-it-yourself arts celebration, will unfold at Farmstad on the north end of the Island on Aug. 15 to 17, after nine days of workshops where participants will build puppets, make costumes and design events for the festival.
Trolls Cottage, the band that loves the Island as much as the Island loves them, is coming back to perform at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.