May 24 (Sun)
The Coffee Break Concert

So, you’ve done the yard work, walked the dog, washed the car, updated your Facebook profile, and now you just want to set with an iced coffee… maybe have someone else make you a nice sandwich… and listen to a few songs you’ve never heard before, played live by some local artists in an intimate setting. Well guess what. The music is free, and so is the ambiance and the air conditioning.

Join us every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 for “The Coffee Break Concert”, hosted by Lamar, with guest artists who have been invited to perform for your listening enjoyment.

May 24 (Sun)
Solveig & Stevie and Elizabeth Butler
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Solveig & Stevie

Solveig and Stevie have a soulful pop/rock sound featuring female lead vocals and pleasing harmonies, with guitar and keyboard-infused music and melodic bass lines in the style of Fleetwood Mac and Natalie Merchant, with echoes of the Beatles and Peter Gabriel. Solveig Whittle is the lead vocalist and lyricist, and the other member of the duo is musician and producer, Stevie Adamek. Stevie composed for and performed with the iconic Seattle band, The Allies, one of the first bands to have a music video on MTV (Emma Peel). He also produces and arranges for numerous local Seattle bands as well. Fire and Other Playthings, released in September 2014, is Solveig & Stevie’s second CD together, after the 2013 release of Zombie Lover. Solveig and Stevie write and record music for events, for other musicians, and for television and film licensing. Solveig is a social media instructor and music marketing consultant who regularly contributes articles on the music industry and music marketing to Hypebot and other online music industry blogs. Solveig and Stevie are currently in the studio working on their third album together, slated for a fall release.

Elizabeth Butler

Singer-songwriter, mom of three kids, church musician, bluegrass guitarist- Elizabeth Butler is all of these, and more. Her music is a gumbo of jazz, blues, folk and pop, and she brings her deep love of literature and music history to every song she sings. Formerly of the singer-songwriter duo Running Home and the vocal group Cajun Angels, she released her first solo album “Love & Loss & Stuff Like That” in July 2014. Since then, she’s received a Hollywood Music in Media nomination for Best Americana Song, and both terrestrial and internet airplay throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, and Canada.

Elizabeth Butler writes and sings with such masterful beauty and insight. She has done something quite wonderful here by making an album about loss and heartbreak that is actually uplifting in a beautiful, cathartic way!” -Grammy nominee Paul Avgerinos


May 25 (Mon)
EarthShip Meet Up

Monthly Meet ups every 4th Monday of the month. Gather with others who are looking for alternative sustainable living. Learn about EarthShips along with others, with the same goals.
– Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
– Solar & Wind Electricity
– Contained Sewage Treatment
– Built with Natural & Recycled Materials
– Water Harvesting
– Food Production

May 27 (Wed)
Party of Doubt
Party of Doubt

Jack Brand, Rebecca Guthrie, and Ashley Lacy form the Seattle band, Party of Doubt. These singer-songwriters bring folk-pop energy to the stage as unapologetic harmony geeks. Long-steeping inspiration ranges from The Beatles, Ani DiFranco, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, and Harry Nilsson. They deliver sweet sips of introspection, human behavior, and the meaning behind it all. Comforting and questioning all at once, Party of Doubt bring an intricate mix of voice, guitar, bass, accordion, and percussion into thoughtful perspective.

The members of Party of Doubt met in 2007 while Jack was active in his band, Shades of Red and casually collaborated on events, enjoying the complementary blend of their voices. After Jack left his rock-pop band to record a solo CD, Batik Journey, a compilation of compelling songs that reflect his journey as a parent and partner, he asked Rebecca and Ashley to contribute as guest vocalists. In 2014, the trio began regularly collaborating and formed the band, Party of Doubt.

May 28 (Thu)
S/He Dragon
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When author Patricia Lee was crowned homecoming queen in high school, she was on top of the world. As a college bound cheerleader on the honor role her whole life beckoned. Little did she know that at the age of 25 depression would crash her to rock bottom.

Lee’s new memoir, “S/He Dragon: how I found my wings” (published by Balboa Press), shares her inspiring story of how she climbed up from the depths of despair and found the inner strength and courage to heal herself.

Che oke’ ten Wagner complements the evening with a selection of traditional stories and woodwind pieces.
Praise for “S/He Dragon”:

“Patricia Lee shares potent shamanic medicine and magic as she inspires us to tap into dreams, visions, and the wisdom of the invisible realms. ‘S/He Dragon’ tells the deeply personal yet archetypal journey of her descent into the earth and the darkness and reemergence into the light. Patricia’s story is one of courage.”

Sandra Ingerman, MA, author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light