By Janette Turner
Catch a fish or climb aboard a yacht this weekend in Edmonds. Here are selected highlights to get you outdoors.
Fish hatchery: Open House
The Edmonds Laebugtens Salmon Chapter Trout Unlimited holds its annual open house at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery, Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Enjoy free refreshments and tours for the family. Free trout fishing for kids 12 and under, and chapter members will clean your catch.
The chapter was recently awarded the Washington State 2002 Trout Unlimited Aquatic Education Award. Shuttle details here.
Waterfront Festival: Friday-Sunday
The 25th Annual Edmonds Rotary Waterfont Festival at the Port of Edmonds Marina features a beer garden, inflatable kiddy rides and nearly every type of music from disco with The Afrodisiacs (Friday, 8 p.m.) to Big Band tunes by the Swinging Sounds of Courage (Sunday, noon). Visitors with soft-soled shoes may tour 12 classic wooden yachts. The event raises funds for Edmonds Rotary’s charitable purposes, and runs Friday, June 1, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is $3; free for children 12 and under. Learn more.
Graduation ceremony: Edmonds Heights K-12
June 1, 7 p.m. in the Former Woodway Gym.
Meadowdale High: Final school concerts
Meadowdale’s final Orchestra concert will be June 5, 7 p.m., in the Great Hall.
Meadowdale’s final Choir concert will be held June 7, 7 p.m., in the Great Hall.
EdCC ArtsNow: Student reception
Visual Arts students will be feted at a reception June 1, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at EdCC Lynnwood Hall Art Gallery, with food prepared by Culinary Arts, and a jazz ensemble featuring Cody Cadden, Zaldy Rogero, Eric Marks and Darrius Glass. “Imagine” artist creations in ceramics, drawing, design, graphic design, jewelry, painting, photography and sculpture will be displayed through June 8. Learn more here.
Gallery North: Treasures from Japan reception
Gallery North hosts an artist reception for the new exhibit, “Treasures from Japan,” on June 3, from 1-4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and a demonstration of origami folding. Artists include certified Temari artist Yumiko Furuyama; certified Senga (cut paper) artist and instructor Sachi Tanimoto; woodcarver Naomi Schneider, whose work is influenced by private lessons she took in Japan; and fine-crafted pottery by Mika Sullivan.
ECA: Applause Studio recital
Applause Studio presents its 2012 Recital, June 2, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets and information at 425-482-2075 and online.
Phoenix Theatre: Absurd Person Singular
Three couples, three kitchens, three Christmas Eves. The Phoenix Theatre gives the gift of comedy in this farce by Alan Ayckbourn, running through June 17. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
Scriber Lake High: book release
Author Ingrid Hicks and 14 emerging writers from Scriber Lake High will sign their book, “We Are Absolutely Not Okay: Fourteen Stories by Teenagers Who Are Picking Up the Pieces,” on June 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Revelations Yogurt. More info here.
Arts reporter Janette Turner is your guide to local culture. In addition to covering visual, performing and literary events for MyEdmondsNews, Janette is managing director of EPIC Literary Series and a member of the Swedish Hospital Art Committee. (Photo by Jennifer McKinney)