by Susie Sharp, The Brownstones
Call me a little biased but living in the Issaquah Highlands is a delight. The views are spectacular and there are endless opportunities to enjoy artistic, musical and cultural events.
However, our glorious summer has flown by. The traditionally lovely September weather is the final hurrah before we move into lower temperatures and wetter weather. I don’t wish to miss any opportunities before the rain returns. As a consummate list maker, here is my bucket list for Issaquah Highlanders in September:
Attend the Art Walk in downtown Issaquah on September 8th, 2017. The Art Walk is a free event and runs from 6:00 – 9:00pm. For those who enjoy a glass of wine, the experience can be enhanced by purchasing a wine passport for $25 at downtownissaquah.com. Even better, there will be jazz bands in the venues along with the wineries! Music, wine, art and sunshine are an irresistible combination!
Make time to visit the Issaquah Farmers Market. It is held every Saturday through September 30th, 2017 and is located at Pickering Barn (across from Costco). Hours are from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and it’s a great opportunity to purchase farm fresh produce and baked goods, as well as to support local businesses. In addition, families are well catered to in terms of kids activities and live music. For further information, visit issaquah.wa.us/market.
Plan a stroll to check out the numerous and unique outdoor sculptures in our area. I am particularly partial to ‘Copper Clad’ on Front Street, but ‘Shadow Maker’ (pictured) is a close second and located here in the Issaquah Highlands. A list of the amazing public art in Issaquah is available at discoverissaquah.com/public-art/
On a practical note, the Issaquah Highlands biannual garage sale is a great incentive to do some home streamlining and clearing out of unnecessary items. I have a number of boxes containing books and surplus prints simply begging to be removed from my garage Tthis will be the last opportunity for a garage sale in the Issaquah Highlands until next year. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure (and potential entertainment). See com/event/garage-sale-community-wide-6/ for additional information.
Summer Concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville provide a quality venue right at our doorstep. The winery began hosting live performances in 1984. Concerts continue through September 15th, 2017. To view the list of remaining performances, go to https://www.ste-michelle.com/visit-us/summer-concerts/list.. Remember to bring blankets, low lawn chairs and a picnic. Furthermore, the winery is celebrating its 50th anniversary on September 2nd and 3rd 2017. See: https://www.ste-michelle.co for details on the big bash.
Last but by no means least, September 14th, 2017 ushers in the new season for Village Theatre with Into The Woods by Director Kathryn Van Meter http://villagetheatre.org/issaquah/subscribe.php. Plan to see your favorite fairytale characters in a rather different light. Read about my sneak peek into the show’s production in last month’s issue of Connections.