A book for boat-lovers
Island author Susan Wolf will read from her new children’s book, “P.S. Boats, Around Puget Sound” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Vashon Library and sell and sign books after the reading. The book, said Wolf, is a celebration of her first childhood memory of riding on a ferry.
“The wonder of standing on the deck of a boat for the first time, viewing islands, sun-dappled water and all different kinds of boats was awe-inspiring for a small child,” she said.
“P.S. Boats, Around Puget Sound” is also for sale at Vashon Pharmacy. Islanders Annie Brulé and Laura Neuman contributed design work and suggestions to the book.
Dance to Van Redeker Band
The Van Redeker Band, including Daryl Redeker, Sara Van Fleet, Sam Van Fleet and Dodd Johnson, will perform a free show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. The band has added more than a dozen new groove-filled dance songs and arrangements for this show. The show is for all ages until 11 p.m.
Choirs for kids
Vashon Choral Boosters is offering a new season of free afterschool choirs at Chautauqua Elementary and McMurray Middle School. The Orca Choir, for third- to fifth-grade students at Chautauqua, will meet from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting Oct. 3, in the Chautauqua music classroom. The McMurray Chorale, for sixth through eighth graders as well as interested high school students, will meet from 2:50 to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 2, on the McMurray stage. To register, send an email to email@example.com. See ‘Torch Song Trilogy’
The 1988 film “Torch Song Trilogy” will be shown as part of the In and Out Queer Film Series, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Vashon Theatre. The film series is sponsored by Vashon Heritage Museum and multiple other island organizations. For more information on the film and others in the series, visit vashonheritagemuseum.org or check listings at vashontheatre.com.
Lip sync battle returns
Voice of Vashon’s annual KVSH Birthday Bash, complete with a lip sync battle by community members, will return at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. Emcee Steffon Moody will introduce the “singers,” who will theatrically interpret their favorite songs. Raffle ticket sales for a “Weekend on the Rock” package will also benefit VoV.
To sign up to perform, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for a limited number of reserved seats; get them at voiceofvashon.org.
Enjoy food, music and art for a good cause
Vashon Youth & Family Service’s second annual Home 2 Vashon fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Open Space for Arts & Community.
The evening is a benefit to support the organization’s efforts to provide ferry tickets to islanders requiring off-island medical care. It will include a meal by chef Lisa Cyra, musical performances and a live auction of art and jewelry.
Last year, Home 2 Vashon raised funds to pay for 633 ferry rides for islanders, many of whom faced severe or chronic illnesses.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit vyfs.org/home-2-vashon
Church of Great Rain is back
Vashon’s popular variety show, The Church of Great Rain, will return after a seven-year hiatus at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Open Space for Arts & Community. The show’s cast will include familiar faces as well as new comedy and musical talent. David Godsey, who hosts the show as the character The Rev. Hunter Davies, said the show will provide “a healthy dose of island-centric news and irreverent view of Vashon life.” Buy advance tickets at openspacevashon.com.