Let’s Hear From You For A Change

Last weekend the City of Seatac; SeaTac Rotary Club; Southwest Chamber of Commerce; and the Matt Griffin YMCA in a collaborative effort produced the 16th Annual International Festival at Angle Lake Park.  

As promised there was a weekend full of staged entertainment, a variety of arts and crafts booths including a handful of food vendors were present, however the Cultural Village failed to materialize. With this 16th annual occurrence of the International Festival now a part of local history, we’d like to hear from you by asking that you leave comments here on the BLOGSITE or click this LINK to complete a brief online survey.

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A World of Entertainment Awaits You!

Saturday, June 25 - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Sunday, June 26 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

The International Festival at Angle Lake Park will again be offering a rich and culturally diverse line up of staged entertainment throughout the weekend. The festival will also host a slew of arts and crafts booths with a variety of food vendors offering ethnic dishes. 

New this year is the concept of the Cultural Village where a collection of different groups will display their artifacts, offer entertainment and share special traditions of their originating country, religion or culture. An expanded children’s play area will be operated by the Matt Griffin YMCA staff where kids can have a blast playing on the 3 giant inflatable toys, compete in different games each day and participate in a making a dream catcher or bracelet. Face painting will also be available. Purchase of a $5 wrist band is required.

And finally, the City has arraigned an area reserved for boat parking for participants wanting to commute to the festival via watercraft. Boat mooring will be offered on the south side of the swimming dock and on the view platform next to the boat launch. We encourage all residents living on the lake to take advantage of this opportunity in an effort to help relive car parking congestion at the park.  

Live Entertainment Schedule
Noon        - New Age Flamenco (Latin, Mediterranean Jazz)
1:00 p.m. - Inochi Taiko (Japanese Taiko Drums)
2:00 p.m. - Halau Hula Pulamahiaikalikolehua (Hawaiian Youth Dancers)
2:30 p.m. - Oasis Dancers (Belly Dancers)
3:00 p.m. - Correo Aereo (Latin American Music)
4:00 p.m. - Orgullo Hispano (Youth Hispanic Dancers)
4:30 p.m. - Phillapino Youth Dancers from Tukwila Elementary
5:00 p.m. - Halau Hula Pulamahiaikalikolehua/Na Leo O Hawaii (Hawaiian Dancers)
6:00 p.m. - Smilin’ Scandinavians (Polka Music)
7:00 p.m. - Spirit of Ojah (African Music, Reggae)
Noon       - Zumba Party Workout! (Instructor Lynne Deines will lead a free Zumba session)
1:00 p.m. - Boys of Greenwood Glen (Irish, Bluegrass & more)
2:00 p.m. - Ranger & the Rearrangers (Gypsy Jazz with a twist)
3:00 p.m. - Little Bill & the Blue Notes (Blues Band)
4:00 p.m. - Cory Wilds (Traditional Rock, Blues & Jazz)

Bargains Galore (While Supplies Last!)

Becky Johnson sent us notice that Teufels Nursery is closing their Kent store and is offering amazing values on plants in effort to reduce inventory.  As of June 16th they were still expecting to be open a couple of more weeks.  Currently available for sale are fabulous red maples, dogwoods,  grasses, ferns, hostas  and many shrubs (plus much more).  Gallon pots are as low as $2.00.  They are open 7:30 am - 4pm (and this Sunday).  Take the Kent-Demoines Rd down into the valley; take a left at Meeker, and another immediate left at Frager Rd.  They are at the end of the road (not far). 

Any Angle Lake Gardener should check it out before stock is depleted!  

Great Day for a Garden Tour

If you were able to participate in the Highline Historical Society Garden Tour this past Saturday then you already know how awesome the tour was.  If you weren’t able to attend, well then you missed a good one!
One Garden Tour Volunteer, Marge Murtha, reported from Becky Johnson’s SeaTac garden spot on Angle Lake that an estimated 140 very friendly and extraordinarily appreciative people came to visit her beautiful garden. The crowd included a lot of friends from her Master Gardeners Association, The Highline Garden Group and people from the area who had heard about it thru the "grapevine" so to speak. Becky gave away dozens of beautiful established tomato plants to many who attended.  And the best news of all was that her friend Cisco Morris stopped by to visit before his scheduled appearance at Furney's Nursery that day.  Marge said  "Becky did a beautiful job in preparing for this tour and was totally inspired by the response".

At the time of this writing,  indication is that Becky still has nine well established tomato plants she is offering for free, while supply lasts.  If you are interested claiming one or if you’re interested in joining other like minded gardeners in forming a neighborhood gardening group, please write to her at anglelakegardeners@gmail.com

Highline Historical Tour This Saturday

The Highline Historical Society together with the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden and numerous volunteers will open the gates to some beautiful gardens in Normandy Park, SeaTac and Burien. This self-guided tour visits five gardens throughout Highline and will include musicians, artists, raffles and a plant sale.  Ticket holders also will be allowed private access to the organic kitchen garden that supplies the gourmet Copperleaf Restaurant in SeaTac. Other tour features include a plant sale at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden and discount coupons and other specials provided by tour sponsors.  

Angle Lake Shore Club member Rebecca Johnson’s garden will be featured in the SeaTac portion of the tour.  Becky informs us that she will be giving away tomato plants (4" pots), many varieties to tour participants.  Anyone that wasn’t able to attend the tour is welcome to any remaining tomato plants after the tour has finished.

Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Tickets for the tour are $15 in advance, with group rates of $12 per person if bought in groups of four or more. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour for $18. Tickets can be purchased at Herr Backyard Garden Center, 107 SW 160th Street; Burien Bark, 13258 1st Avenue S; and Lavina Mays, 17824 1st Avenue S. Tickets also can be purchased by credit card by calling 241.5786.

Visit: www.highlinehistory.org for more details.