Indianola Days next weekend July 22-24, 2016

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Fiona captivates last year’s Stunt Nite audience.

It’s coming up quick! A bit earlier this year because of the low tides. Get your beach shoes on and come on down.

Here’s a schedule rundown.

Friday, July 22

STUNT NIGHT 7:00 p.m., Clubhouse – $5 admission – (I’ll be there serving refreshments)

Saturday, July 23

STEVE KIRKUCHI FUN RUN & WALK sign-up at 9:15 a.m. in front of Store, kids 1/4 mile at 9:30, adults 2 mile at 9:45 –

SANDCASTLE JUDGING starts about 2 p.m. (It’s suggested to begin building around 11 a.m, use only materials found on the beach or your creation will be disqualified)

KIDS’ GAMES start about 2 p.m.

STREET FAIR from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SALMON DINNER from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or until salmon runs out, Salmon Dinner $12, Hot Dog Dinner $6 – Remember, We aim for a zero-waste event so BYO plates, cups and forks, at the Pavilion

21+ DANCE – 8 p.m. – midnight at the Clubhouse

Sunday, July 24

PET PARADE 10:00 (sign up at 9:30), Pavilion (I’m excited to be a judge!)

UNIQUE CAR SHOW 9:00 to 1:00 on street at head of Dock

EAST vs WEST SOFTBALL GAME about noon (after Pet Parade) on beach next to Dock

Pre-functions:

Thurs. July 21 is the a Indianola Days Golf Tournament at White Horse Golf Club, and the Indianola Social Club is happening 5:30-7:30 at Gill Park (weather permitting).

Check the recent Breeze for more details about the events. Sign up for volunteering at the Post Office. IBIC website: Indianola.club

See you around and Happy Summer y’all!

Indianola Days 2015 is July 31-August 2

Kid's racing on the beach with Indianola Dock in the background

Serious kid’s games at Indianola Days 2014

Surely it will be warm and sunny for Indianola Days 2015. Friday, July 31 (Stunt Nite), Saturday, August 1 (the main event) and Sunday August 2 (Pet Parade & more!)

IBIC has a new website: Indianola.club

Check the schedule of community events, and find out about renting the Indianola Beach Improvement Club’s clubhouse it’s a great facility. Lots of small town charm. Hey it even has a mirror ball!

Indianola Days 2014 Schedule Details

This seems to be the official schedule. Come on down this weekend and have some fun in be achy Indianola.

Friday, August 8
Golf Tournament – morning
Salmon Bake prep – 12:00 p.m.
Stunt Night – 7:00 p.m. (I’ll be there serving cookies :)

Saturday, August 9 (Low tide -2.2 @ 10:13 a.m.)
Sand Castle Contest – 11:00 a.m. judging starts – the main event that determines the date of the event -low, low tides required!
Steve Kikuchi Fun Run & Walk
– 9:15 a.m. sign- up (in front of store)
– 9:30 a.m. kids begin 1/4 mile run
– 9:45 a.m. adults begin 2 mile run
Street Fair – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (set-up@9:00 a.m.)
Kid’s Beach Games – 11:00 a.m.
Salmon Bake prep – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. & cleanup
Row boat Races – 4:00 p.m.
Salmon Bake – 4:30-7:00 p.m. (or until 750 dinners are sold) bring your own plate, cup and utensils if at all possible (or you’ll pay extra for a set) this is an awesome almost zero waste event!
21 + Indianola Days Dance featuring live music Junkyard Jane, Northwest “Swampabilly” blues band – BYOB – 8:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m.

Sunday, August 10 (Low tide -2.3 @ 11:01 a.m.)
Pet Parade – 10:30 a.m. (sign-up @ 10:00)
Unique Car Show – 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
East vs West softball game – 12:00 p.m. approximately (after the Pet Parade)

Indianola Days is produced by many IBIC volunteers and sponsored by the Indianola Beach Improvement Club (IBIC).

Indianola Stunt Nite Aug. 8, 7-9

Indianola Days 2014 – August 8-10

Indianola Days is a bit later this year. The date is chosen based on timing of low, low tides for the popular sand castle contest. Folks team up, get creative (and dirty) and build some clever sand sculptures.

California Roll titled sand castle with Indianola doc

Sand castle sushi from Indianola Days 2013

Endless Pie at the Indianola Days Salmon Bake

Endless Pie at the Indianola Days Salmon Bake 2013

Here’s a partial list of events, as far as I know today.

Friday, August 8
Golf Tournament in the morning
Stunt Nite 7-9pm (now accepting acts, email stuntnite@98342.org to sign up)

Tie-dyed costume kids and their dog

Pet Parade!

Saturday, August 9
Sand Castle Contest
Kids Beach Games
Salmon Bake
Dinner (Pie!)*

Sunday, August 10
Pet Parade
Unique Car Show
East vs West Baseball Game

*There are many opportunities to volunteer, check the signup sheets on the community bulletin boards or the IBIC Facebook page.
Indianola Days is produced by the Indianola Beach Improvement Club (IBIC).

Happy New Year from the Creatures of Fernwoods

Happy New Year from the creatures of Fernwoods

The creatures of Fernwoods look forward to 2014! Happy New Year to you and yours.  Clockwise from upper left: Blackberry, bunny, Jack, deer, honeybee, barred owl

Indianola Days This Weekend! 2013 Schedule

Building sand sculptures 2012

Building sand sculptures

Stunt Nite is tonight!

StuntNite is tonight!

On the beach, 2012

Sadly the dock is closed this weekend! Hopefully reopening soon.

Indianola Days is this weekend! The weather is looking fantastic. No rain in sight, although we really do need it. There’s been no rain all month, nothing but sunshine (almost). This is the big event of the year for Indianola. The community comes together and has a blast! The IBIC Breeze lists the schedule and I thought I’d post the busy schedule for those searching online (sorta last minute I know). Check out the schedule of activities for all ages.

Friday, June 19
StuntNite! 7-9 pm

Saturday, June 20
Sand Castle Contest (low tide minus 2.3 at 9:22 am, judging 10 am)
Steve Kikuchi Fun Run & Walk

9:15 am sign-up (in front of the store)
9:30 am Kids begin 1/4 mile run
9:45 am Adults begin 2 mile run

Street Fair, 10 am-5 pm
Kid’s Beach Games, 11am
Row Boat Races, 4 pm
Salmon Dinner, 4:30 – 7 pm
21+ Dance, 8-Midnight – featuring live music “Junkyard Jane”

Sunday, June 23
(Low tide minus 2.9 at 10:12 am)
Pet Parade, 10 am (sign-up at 9:30)
Unique Car Show, 10 am-2 pm
East vs West Baseball Game, 12:30 pm

Indianola Days is produced by the Indianola Beach Improvement Club (IBIC).

Note about the dock closure, there’s a special Port of Indianola meeting  July 24 to discuss the issue.

 

Indianola Holiday Art Fair – Saturday, Nov. 17

Indianola Holiday Art Fair poster by Leslie Newman

Indianola Holiday Art Fair is Saturday, November 17th, 2012, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at the IBIC Clubhouse. Lot’s of creative folks live in Indianola. Come and meet many of them who are showing their work next Saturday — browse and discover unique crafts, art and gift items. Carolyn will be there with her awesome baked goodies. Some choice Fernwoodsy framed photographs will be available for purchase. I’ll be checking out Dahlia’s beautiful hand knit sweaters and Melinda West’s wall pieces made from local bark and wood. (Be sure to check out her clam rattle necklaces.)

Indianola Holiday Art Fair exhibitors:

Passiko True – jewelry  | Melinda West – baskets & jewelry  | Jim Ennis & Jerry Anderson – Damnmit Dolls | Dahlia Malin – knits | Lauren Silver – spun wool yarn & knitted & felted wearable art | Elizabeth Reed Smith – art prints & cards Leanne Peterson – handbags | Terry Logan – clothing, buttons, accessories | Holly Hughes – books  | Candy House – ceramics | Zann Jacobrown – art prints | Kathleen McKeehan – cards & prints | Karrie & Jay Stemmler – Indianola Pottery | Tory – hand crafted wall figurines | Matthew Warden – tapestry bags and framed antique sheet music | Raven and Andrea Goldman – handmade animals, head bands & pillows | Anne Briggs – jewelry | Barbie Brooking – flower arrangements | Tim Celeski – fine outdoor furniture | Leslie Newman (aka Fernwoodsy) – holiday cards & photographic prints | Carolyn Helgeson – food (yum!)

I hope to see you there.

Puget Sound Endless Summer

 

2012 rain stats for Indianola WAIt’s the last day of September and more sunshine is expected today. I’m not complaining, I think we’re making up for a dreary, very wet Spring. Here are the amazing rainfall stats from a very, very nearby weather station in Indianola. It’s a record breaking dry spell for August & September at nearby SeaTac Airport, with no rain in the forecast for the coming week.

But days are getting shorter, and nights longer so it does feel a bit like fall. My plants are thirsty and anxious for some soaking rains, but most folks around here are enjoying the blue skies and sun while it lasts, we know soon it will be gray and wetness all the time.

Central Washington is a different story. They desperately need rain to put out the terrible wildfires. Sadly it’s been a devastating fire season. So bring on the Fall rain, please.

Indianola Days 2012 Schedule

Indianola StuntNite PosterSummer is finally here! I hope the sun and warm temps holds on for Indianola Days next weekend. This is the big event of the year for Indianola. The community comes together and has a blast!  The Breeze arrived and I thought I’d post the busy schedule for those searching online. Check out the schedule of fun activities for all ages.

Friday, June 21
StuntNite! 7-9pm (still accepting acts, email stuntnite@98342.org to sign up)

Saturday, June 22
Sand Castle Contest (low tide 12:55, judging 1pm)
Steve Kikuchi Fun Run & Walk

9:15 am sign-up (in front of the store)
9:30 am Kids begin 1/4 run
9:45 am Adults begin 2 mile run

Street Fair, 10am-5 pm
Kid’s Beach Games, 11am
Kid’s Corn Husking Contest, 12:30pm
Salmon Dinner*, 4:30 – 7pm
21+ Dance, 8-Midnight

Sunday, June 23
Pet Parade, 10 am (sign-up at 9:30)
Unique Car Show, 10 am-2 pm
East vs West Baseball Game, 12:30 pm

*Pre-purchase Salmon Bake tickets at the IBIC Garage at the Saturday Market

There are many opportunities to volunteer, check the signup sheets on the community bulletin boards. Indianola Days is produced by the Indianola Beach Improvement Club (IBIC).

Indianola Days 2012 happening July 21 & 22 plus Stunt Night!

Imagine this beach filled with LOTs of people, dogs and sandcastles.

I have a feeling there are people out on the Internets wondering when Indianola Days is this year. Now you know, it’s July 21 & 22 (with Stunt Night on Fri. July 20). Saturday is the sand castle contest (no professionals please) and the famous salmon bake dinner. Sunday brings the oh-so-cute pet parade, and a shiny car show (I think — I’m not the official source of details). This is a local affair, a semi-secret festival of fun for Indianola residents and their friends and family. But they don’t check your identity papers, so if you’re an out-of-towner you may be able to sneak in. If you’re lucky you’ll be there, and the sun will be shining on us all.

Not to be missed is Stunt Night on July 20, it’s most charming talent show you’ll ever see. Many were disappointed that Stunt Night didn’t happen last year, so surely there is pent up Indianola talent waiting to show itself. Details about participating in Stunt Night, volunteering for Indianola Days and getting tickets for the Salmon dinner are in the Breeze (mailed to IBIC members) and posted on the three Indianola bulletin boards (that’s actual bulletin boards, not the new fashioned electronic bulletin boards). If you are an Indianola resident and inspired to show your talent at Stunt Night email stuntnight@98342.org By the way Indianola Days is organized/sponsored by the IBIC (Indianola Beach Improvement Club). Hooray for the IBIC and all it’s dedicated volunteers!