Mark your calendar! And…let’s get going!

There are some real gems included here!

ACT FAST: Register for Bainbridge Island Museum of Art repeat performance by popular demand Chris Maynard speaks on his amazing art with bird feathers at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art BIMA). I attended the sold out show and loved it…you may get a tiny colorful bird feather to take home…he leaves them on some of the seats!

Feather Folio art by Chris Maynard now showing at BIMA through June 4th.

FOR A FEW DAYS AWAY: Top of my list for a few days away based on recent reading (all destinations are linked to great resources to plan your get-away) are: The Oregon Coast; Astoria, OR; Ashland, OR, Salt Spring Island, BC all recently covered in Sunset Magazine (this is a resource that will keep you busy and entertained with ideas and to do’s…type in your destination – get articles and trip planners! Plus lots more to explore…good for a short foray away without leaving home!). These are soon into high season; but, go now or plan for a fall trip!

Again, The Washington State Scenic Byways & Road Trips is a wonderful little resource. I recommend the “In the footsteps of Lewis and Clark” section…Walla Walla (wine country), Columbia River Gorge (historic and most beautiful) and the Vancouver to Long beach (beach and the excellent Lewis and Clark interpretive center). Lots more here.

Here is something special: The Garden Oregon in Silverton, Oregon – this diverse garden has a restored Frank Lloyd Wright house: The Gordon House next door to it. Only days before demolition, this house was saved and moved and restored. Take a tour of this house and learn about Wright and enjoy the many activities in the Garden including movie nights, sunset wine tastings, July 3rd fireworks and camping during the total solar eclipse in August (camping allowed!). Look into staying at the Oregon Garden Resort.

Until June 3rd The Seattle Symphony (enlarge the screen by clicking on the corners in the right hand corner and spend some time browsing their brochure) is offering 6 concerts for the price of 5! There is lots going on and worth seeing spend some time creating your own season! The Seattle POPs series is usually a lot of fun, the holiday offerings are excellent, the Masterworks intriguing…I have often written about concerts at Benaroya Hall…any seat in the house is a good one! Parking is easy!

MUST SEE SHORT FORAYS:

Join us for this free event! Our adult writing community inspires and will make you laugh and cry with stories silly and poignant!

MAX Adult Writing Community Event
Writer’s Reading…
Spring Session 2017!

“Why We Write and What We Write!”

YOU’RE INVITED!
June 9th
Friday
7 – 8:30pm
3555 W McGraw Street
Light Bites and Wine/Sparkling Cider

With Writers:
Katia Evans
Penny Pefley
Greg Shaw
Joy Shelby
Theresa Taylor
Monica Wooton

MarketFront – the 30,000 square foot expansion at The Pike Place Market was opened in April. Almost 50 new craftsman stalls, stunning views and artisan offerings – go now and still miss the crowds of summer or join in the grand opening June 29th.

And, Farmer’s Markets everywhere are getting up and going – you should too!

Ancient China’s The Terra Cotta Warriors and Other Marvels are standing and showing at the Pacific Science Center through September 4th. Sneak peek.

Other goings on:

The popular Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center May 26-29.

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival
Locations through Bellevue, May 31-June 4th. Tickets for some shows and schedule for the entire Festival. Over 40 performances by national artists, regional musicians and school jazz bands.

Greg Kucera Gallery has a number of outstanding artist showing there…time to do First Thursday art walk! Here are the art walks all around town.

Maximize your retirement resources seminars by AAA: (As you know – it is on my mind!)

Seattle, Saturday, June 3rd, Seattle Cruise and travel store, 1523 15th Ave W, 10:30-noon or Bellevue, AAA Bellevue Store. Saturday June 24th, 1:30-3pm, 14404 NE 20th ST Ste. 150

RSVP -855.581.4799, or email: lifeservices@aaawa.com

Festival of Colors, Ocean Shores, so many kites will fly, June 3-4.

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