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 Credit for the Earth Day idea goes to Gaylord Nelson, an American politician from Wisconsin and leading figure in the fight against environmental degradation and social injustice. Rachel Carson, a marine biologist and best-selling author provided the spark for this movement with the 1962 publication of her book, "Silent Spring" which showed the devastating effects of modern pesticides on the natural world.

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Saint Patrick (c. 385 – c. 461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick,  commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and, by extension, celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in a religious and cultural holiday held on 17 March, More

Pi Day π (pi) is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. Pi (π) Day has become an international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world. 

What is π anyway? Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number represented with the Greek letter π. Mathematicians have been calculating π’s digits with more and more accuracy and have discover they go on literally forever, with no pattern.

Artist, Stan Kurth, is the 2023 juror for the show.
Venue: Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park , 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island, WA 98282. 360-387-2759.
Awards Reception: Oct. 28, 2023, 2:30-5:00, Potluck party starts at 5:00.       

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Recently, I signed up for my very first pickleball tournament. Previous to that the last time I participated in a formal athletic competition of any kind, Richard Nixon was our nation’s Commander-in-Chief. In case you’re curious what that previous sporting event was …. More at View from the Bleachers ➜

Sep 30 2023 10:00 am – 10/01/23 4:00 pm Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center 27130 102nd Avenue Northwest Stanwood, WA, 98292 View A Map to This Event View This Event


Jack Archibald - Stained glass artist specializing in large scale public artworks.

Charlie Bigger - Ceramics, sculpture

Marc Boutte - Blown-glass

Monika DeNasha - Native American clothing + crafts

Mark Eikeland - Ceramics

Persis Gayle - Ceramics, porcelain, stoneware

Jack Gunter - Collected works of the author.

Peter Hall - Boat building, furniture

Chuck Hamilton - Woodworking, artistic woodturner

Shannon Kirby - Ceramics, woodworking, sculpture

Erin Marie -  The Irie Nomad. Unique wearable and functional art

Don Metke - Assemblage artist

Donald Miller – Generator of Extraordinary Headgear

Elizabeth Moncrief – Wearables (scarves, shawls, jackets and tops), and also love creating rugs, home goods and wall hangings.

A.J. Nichols - Woodworking

Russ Riddle –  Fine furniture inspired by nature plus small woodworks

Erich Schweiger -  International award-winning maker of violins, violas, and cellos.

David Taber - Sculpture, woodworking

Image: "Bird in Woods" by Shannon Kirby -  More about the Presenting Artists     

"My teachers and my parents and the TV shows of my youth kept telling us kids that the way to deal with bullies was to confront them, they’re actually, deep down, nothing but cowards. My family moved north from Georgia to Milwaukee when I was 13, a radical transition from semi-rural living to urban discomfort. My junior high school had the usual mix of cliques with one exception, the hoods, guyz who dressed up as gangsters to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Massacre. Nice bunch, kept switchblade knives on themselves and guns in their lockers. Welcome to the city, Farm Boy!"  More at The Skeeter Daddle Diaries ➜  

"Thanks to the new Google Kindness Translator, Davie is about to avoid a nasty fight with his roomie Brad. Davie texted into the Kindness Translator on his phone: “If u don’t clean up yr trash tonight, I’m throwing u out.” But the message Brad got was, “Bro wanna do za for dnr?” Problem avoided – well, for the moment anyway"..  More at View from the Bleachers ➜

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Snohomish, Skagit and Island County

425-453-4005 - 1150 106th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

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Giving Kids in Need the Chance to Read
  Non-profit organization - Seattle, WA

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Hunger impacts all of us | 360-435-1631