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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS B6 WEDNESDAY9 AUGUST 26~ 2009 TO SUBMIT AN ARTS CALENDAR ~: Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or newsclerk~ss- press.com. Submit A&E story Ideas to issp ress@isspress.com. 4, AUGUST Retro Bologna, 6- 9 p.m., Pedestrian Park, corner of Front Street and Sunset Way New Age Ramenco, 8-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391- 1424 Cody Beebe, 8-11 p.m., Stan's Bar-e-Q Chds Stevens and the Surf Monkeys, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Yino Bellm Scott Undemuth, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-5550 Ramshackle, 6-9 p.m., Pedestrian Park Second Rat Bastards RatRnd show, 8 a.m., XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., 392-1266 SEPTEMBER . Paulo Vlacava, 7-10:30 p.m. Vino Bella Hejira, 6 p.m., Pedestrian Park Art Walk, 5-9 p.m., downtown Issaquah locations Visiting Songbird Sedns, C~nnle Evlngson with Pead DJango, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake's Place, $30 Butch Harrison and Gond C~mpany, 7:30- 11:30 p.m., Vino Bella OPPORTUNITIES Hobbyists and crafters, enter your creative works at the Puyallup Fain All entries are free and open to the public. Entries for handcrafted items are due from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Aug. 28- 29 and from noon - 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in Hobby Hall in order for entries to be showcased for the fair Sept. 11-27. Located in the west wing of Americralt Showplex, Hobby Hall features handmade items, collection displays, craft demonstratJons and hobby clubs. Get rules and regulations at www.thefair.com or call 253-841-5017 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Correction The Aug. 19 story "Has Buddy Holly's 'tour from hell' ended at the XXX? con- tained some incorrect information about Buddy Holly. His last performance was at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane crash, that killed him, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper was immortalized in the song "American Pie," by Don McLean. I Once couples only, clothing-optional event now a regular day in the park By David Hayes Issaquah Press reporter ver the years of Tim Long's friendship with Michael and Dawnzella Gearhart, they'd told him about this little event they put on. So, three years ago, Long made the short trek from Tukwila to Issaquah after the Gearharts finally talked him into at- tending. "I wasn't sure what to expect," Long admitted. "But after a few minutes, I felt quite comfortable." After all, Long learned quickly, as the saying goes, if you don't do as the natives do at Nudestock, "you stand out like a sore thumb if you don't." Long plans to attend again this year Aug. 29, even though he hasn't yet be- come a member. Dawnzella said the event is open to everyone, whether they're members or not. Like any other time, visitors to Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park get a free one-day pass to the event. Nudestock was originally the brain- child of KISW radio hosts Bob Rivers, Spike O'Neill and Joe Bryant in 1991. When the trio moved to KZOK, KISW dropped their sponsorship of Nudestock in 1996. That was just fine with the Gearharts, who are in charge of public relations at Fraternity Snoqualmie. "It used to be for 18 and older and cou- ples only," Dawnzella said. "Now, it's like a regular day in the park for the whole family." If the weather is sunny and warm, she expects between 500 and 600 nud- ists to show. If it's cloudy and threaten- ing to rain, they'll still get at least 300 people. "I remember a couple years ago, we felt like little kids dancing around naked in the rain,, Dawnzella said. To entice the masses, there will be many activities, including beach volley- BY GREG FARRAR Dawnzella Gearhart sings lead vocals for the members' rock band Spicey C'eetoe dur- ing the 2008 Nudestock festival at Fraternity Snoqualmie. IFYOU GO Nudestock 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Aug. 29 24050 S.E. 127th St. 392-6833 Parking is limited; carpooling is recommended. highly ball, swimming in a heated pool, hot tubbing, arts and crafts vendors, and food provided by Dante's Infernal Dogs. And first-time visitors receive a compli- mentary one-day membership. A photo ID is all that's required, which Dawnzella said is crosschecked with 0regonand Washington state sex of- fender lists. Dawnzella said she is especially proud of the live entertainment she's lined up to entertain festivalgoers, including Ray- mond Hayden and the Dark Drive Home, Paul Greene and Straightshot, Wired! and the all-nudist band, with Dawnzella on lead vocals, Spicey C'ee- toe. Ray Petersen, of Enumclaw, and his wife, Anna, Nudestock festival at Fraternity Snoqualmie. Agrelins said that the children who attend events at Fraternity Snoqualmie end up being well-adjusted in life, bet- ter respecting their parents and them- selves. "We get a good, diversity of people up there," he said. "There's everything from airline pilots to doctors to religious peo- ple who attend Nudestock, go to church and return in the afternoon." Many nudists decide to camp overnight. Dawnzella said the fee is waivedfor newbies. Nudestock events are wrapped up with a bonfire in the evening and more volleyball. They've actually managed to cut back As for who should give Nudestock a on entertainment costs when member Ja- try,,? Agrelins answered that best. son Agrelins, who owns a staging corn- "If you run around the house with your pany, donates a stage each year. significant other without your clothes on, A member for 14 years now, the really don t are what others think of you Tacoma resident joined when his daugh- or have issues with others, then this ter was born. place is for you," he said. "It's a great famflylevent. Kids are very safe there, he said. I ve seen dozens of David Hayes: 392-6434, ext. 237, or dhayes@iss- kids grow up there." press, com. Comment at www.issaquahpress, com~ By Hunter Deigimeier Issaquah Press intern People from six churches will gather with members from the community Aug. 30 for The Great Big Get Together at The City Church. Church members will host the picnic from 2-7 p.m. at 4221 228th Ave. S.E. on the plateau. The event be indoors and out- doors, said The Rev. Leon Sandberg, the Band, which will perform from 6-7 p.m. creative arts pastor of the church. Children are able to enjoy the City Kids "Anyone can come," he said, explain- Zone, with pony rides, inflatable bounce ing that the event is not solely for church houses and dunk tanks, Sandberg said. members. The City Church is awide-ranging There is no need to bring food to the church throughout the Puget Sound; it picnic, because there will be about six or has six campuses with more than 6,000 seven commercial food vendors. There people. will be fun for everyone, recorded Parking for the picnic will be allowed pop/rock music and a Christian group at the church, Pine Lake Middle School from the church, the Generation Church and Sunny Hills Elementary School. BY GREG FARRAR enjoy live music dunng the 2008 "If you run around the house with your significant other without your clothes on, really don't care what others think of you or have issues with others, then this place is for you" - Jason Agrdins The Issaquah Press goes around the world... to China! 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