West Hollywood loses city’s bright-pink dog

“I would say, ‘How can you miss it?’ ” said John Duran, a West Hollywood city councilman. “It’s 200 pounds, pink and wearing tennis shoes.”
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Summer Solstice Celebration

June 20, 2013
The Mount Vernon Arts Commission is happy to bring to Mount Vernon, an art filled celebration of the Summer Solstice. Celebrate the arrival of summer with a stroll down to the Skagit Riverwalk next to the Tulip Tower in Downtown Mount Vernon. There you can ring in the beginning of summer with artists, art enthusiasts, community leaders, movers and shakers. Come support the arts in Mount Vernon, and the work of the Mount Vernon Arts Commission, by participating in an auction of patio umbrellas painted by local artists.
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Child & Babysitting Safety Class

June 22, 2013
For ages 10 and up. The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program is a community education program that covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. Some of the topics covered in the program: before the parents leave, playtime, telephone calls and stranger knocks, hand washing, meal times, bed time, and providing emergency care (first aid and CPR).
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Stroller Strides

June 22, 2013
Stroller Strides is a great way to get back in shape, have fun with your baby and meet other moms. The stroller based workout addresses mom’s exercise needs in a fun and refreshing format. Any sturdy stroller is acceptable and exercise equipment for class is provided.
Mount Vernon, WA – Calendar – Parks & Recreation

Step up for a free chamber-music preview

Regular festival-goers have probably already marked their calendars for the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival, to be held June 29-July 26 at Benaroya Hall. Chamber-music newbies, as well as anyone who wants a taste of this year’s fest, are invited to a free SCMS multimedia
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A sublime, profound ‘War Requiem’ at SSO | Classical review

A review of Seattle Symphony’s performance of Britten’s moving, seldom-heard War Requiem.
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A new, light-filled art museum for Bainbridge and West Sound

Five years in the making, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art — with a focus on regional art, especially work from the western side of Puget Sound — opens June 14, 2013.

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‘Other Desert Cities’: A family’s personal, and political, pain

A review of the terrific ACT Theatre staging of Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities,” playing through June 30, 2013.
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An airy, economical home for a modern Seattle family

The couple built a contemporary home because, “there are not a lot of modern houses in Seattle” to buy for less than $ 1 million, the homeowner says.
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An everyday couple, their valuable art and how SAM got it

Seattle Art Museum is a recipient of works from citizen collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel, New York civil servants who had an amazing eye for emerging minimalist and conceptual artists. The Vogels distributed their multimillion-dollar collection across the U.S.
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