July 14, 2012 at 2:19am
Finally, the weekend!!
1. It's time again to pull out the blankets, grab some friends, and head down to Lacey's Parks and Recreation outdoor cinema series. Huntamer Park in Lacey's Woodland Square will open up the lawn for five evenings of free entertainment. The movies start at dusk every Saturday through August 11. Besides a comfortable environment and cute selection of movies, Huntamer Park also offers live music before the movies beginning at 7 p.m. So come early for good seats and even more free entertainment. A concession stand is available for snacks and refreshments. This Saturday begins with music from British Export, a Beatles tribute band. The movie is "That Thing You Do," a 1996 comedy, drama-musical film written and directed by Tom Hanks. The story is set in the summer of 1964 and follows the rise and fall of a one-hit wonder rock band.
2. Love Rhubarb? Sumner hosts Rhubarb Days today consisting of rhubarb games, food and fun booths, contests, antique tractors, all ages scavenger hunt, and family activities. There will also be a Children's Farmer Parade starting at 9:45am, where kids dress up as farmers and their favorite fruit, flowers, or vegetables. Parade entry form can be found in link below, as well as more general information regarding the festival. Click here for info.
3. Local Media Man, On1's Birthday Bash takes place tonight with performances from Q-Dot, Jon Salt, and Ripynt (from Everett). The show is hosted by Darren Selector of Grit Rock on www.nwczradio.com. It's free!
4. Medicine Creek Winery is a boutique winery just outside of Olympia in Nisqually. Today, the winery is hosting a free concert in its tasting room-and there are few ways better to enjoy a beautiful July weekend than with wine and music. The winery's tasting room is located in a converted barn with views of the barrel room and dance floor, and has an atmosphere not unlike a vintage New Orleans brothel (sans ladies of the night). The live music will be provided by Ben Potter and special guest Jessica Lynn. Ben Potter is a county-rock singer/songwriter who has performed around the Northwest for decades with several bands, including The Edge and Common Law. His latest CD is titled "These Days" and was released in 2010. Jessica Lynne is a unique country singer, from Denmark, who has released a CD titled "Spiritual Cowboy" and is often compared to Loretta Lynne and Tanya Tucker. Medicine Creek Winery's tasting room will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The live music will be on from 5 p.m. till about 8 p.m. The concert is free, but you can also choose to enjoy some wine tasting while you're there, which varies in cost. The winery specializes in red wines and you can buy wine by the flight, glass, or bottle. Wine flights are $10.50 and include three two-ounce pours. Glasses of wine are $7.50 each. Free popcorn is available if you'd like some snacks along with your wine, or you can purchase meat, cheese, and cracker deli trays.
5. Happy 10th Anniversary Museum of Glass. The Museum of Glass is celebrating its 10th anniversary with two days of festivities featuring food, and music. Saturday is Family Day with fun activities from 1 to 4 p.m., including painting a mini gondola with artist Jennifer Adams and more Fab-5 Break Dancers in the Grand Hall at 1 and 3 p.m. The main event will be the opening of "Maestro: Recent Works by Lino Tagliapietra." The exhibition showcases 65 glass masterpieces created by Tagliapietra during the past decade (2002-2012). The works demonstrate the artist's evolution to larger works and use of bolder colors and patterns over his nearly 50-year career. Five large-scale installations, featuring butterflies (Borboleta), vessels (Avventura), boats (Endeavor), seagulls (Gabbiani) and shields (Masai) are central to the exhibition. An artist and member reception celebrating "Maestro" will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Admission for the weekend is $10 per person per day (children 12 and under are free). For more information, visit the MOG website at www.museumofglass.org.
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Looks delicious! Thank you Jackie for share ^^
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