Rebecca’s TangoLife PLAID Milonga

Rebecca’s TangoLife ##PLAID Milonga

SUNDAY, March 3, 2019, 6:30-10:30 pm

DJ ANDREW BROWN of Seattle

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Pre-Milonga Class: 5:15-6:30 pm

Maestos Jonaton Baez & Julia Gorin

Milonga Lisa and Traspie $15 at the door

We are boldly March-ing into Spring at TangoLife! And nothing says bravery like a rugged PLAID Kilt! Or at least a plaid shirt, vest, dress, skirt, tights… For those with a St Patrick in their heritage, here is your moment to show your tartan colors! For the rest, a flannel shirt will do! Come tango through the heathers with us! We have missed you all greatly during the Snowpocalypse!

DJ ANDREW BROWN of Seattle, who routinely delights the Seattle tango community, will be reaching into his golden tandas, and reminding us how lucky we are to dance to our heart’s content.

Speaking of luck, I’m thrilled to welcome back Maestos Jonaton Baez & Julia Gorin to teach a PRE MILONGA LESSON on Milonga Lisa and Traspie. What an incredible opportunity! Check out their excellent milonga video above. Their post-ValenTango tour includes Seattle and Bellingham, thanks in part to Carmen Elisa Valencia. Enjoy top notch teaching and performing which is world renowned, and be sure to arrive early for the 5:15 class. Fortune is at our doorstep!

Contact Carmen Elisa Valencia for private lesson information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/231651031050838/

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest
Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas.
Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda
“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/
http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham
Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685
Website: www.Tangolife.biz
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TangoLife “Polka Dots & Bow Ties” Milonga

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

Theme: “Polka Dots and Bow Ties”
SUNDAY, February 3, 2019, 6:30-10:30 pm

DJ ROBERT HAUK of Portland

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

 

Pre-Milonga Class: 5:15-6:30 pm

Daniel Lapadula of B’Aires teaches “Favorite Moves for Social Dancing,” with Michelle Badion of Seattle!

Class: $15 at the door. All levels. See video below!
After a very busy holiday, AND TANGO season, perhaps we are all seeing SPOTS before our eyes! So bring on the Polka Dots! Ladies, whether you go for the Rosie the Riveter scarf look, or Marilyn Monroe glam retro style, you will exude cheerfulness! And men, those bowties, whether dotted, striped or solid, will surely enhance your dandy Cabeceo!

We are fortunate to have Daniel Lapadula and Michelle Badion teaching the pre-Milonga class, with concepts and steps suitable for the social dance floor. He has been teaching tango his whole life. Check out his video below. Avoid F.O.M.O! Please arrive at 5 pm to be ready on the dance floor at 5:15.

I am also thrilled to have our friend DJ Robert Hauk of Portland returning to TangoLife! This man knows his tango music, how to read the dancers, and will delight us with his traditional selections!

Daniel Lapadula:

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest
Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas.
Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda
“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/
http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham
Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

“Friend” me on Facebook for events, photos and updates.

Tapas, Taps & Tango, Twin Sisters Brewery

Tuesday is
Tapas, Taps, and Tango Social Hour
at
Twin Sisters Brewery in Bellingham!
January 22, 4-6 pm

TangoLife and Twin Sisters will help warm up your winter with specialty Tapas appetizers, their finest brews on tap, and Argentine Tango dancing.  This is our Inaugural event in the Beer Garden Restaurant!

TangoLife dancing community– We are INVITED for a bit of fun and indoor adventure on Tuesday January 22 from 4-6 pm. Check out this huge NEW venue with lots of dance space, shiny smooth cement floors, an enormous wall of windows, excellent Tapas and other foods, and original BEERS on tap.  Then help out in the FREE Intro to Tango lesson 5-5:30 as part of our community outreach! DJ Rod McRae has assembled a 50/50 mix of his “neo traditional” tunes. Try something new…it’s good for what “ales” you!

Twin Sisters Brewery and Beer Garden
500 Carolina St
500 Carolina St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
(Just 2 blocks off James St)

www.TangoLife.biz

 

TangoLife Events: Tapas, Taps & TANGO: Reunion/Welcome!

Dear TangoLovers,

Happy 2019 to all of you “touched by tango” in one way or another.  Whether you USED to tango, CURRENTLY tango, or HOPE to get into the tango groove, we have events for you this year!   Please, please read, and come to the welcome/reunion!

I submit at the very bottom of this email some great New Year’s Eve photos by Dwayne Rogge, and a video compilation by Chris Hazenburg, to ENLIVEN your desire for those SENSATIONS that tango encompasses, which no other activity or community can quite fulfill.

In tango we feel challenged, rewarded, appreciated, humbled, respected, frustrated, elated, loved. We socialize, we strive, we achieve. Sometimes we fail, but softly, and in a safe place, usually accompanied with laughter! We improve posture, breathing and fitness.  We improve our socializing, we improve our listening, we encourage, we thrill when others improve.  We network. We challenge our memory consistently.

Just by showing up we move the tango community forward.  Perhaps humanity as well. Meanwhile we are bathed in sumptuous tango music, opening up possibilities in our creative realms which only the rhythms of dancing can deliver.  And we are always on the lookout for GREAT PLACES TO TANGO!  For instance:

Tapas, Taps, and Tango
The first NEW SPECIAL EVENT for TangoLife this year is one I sincerely hope you will ALL attend.  It is both a REUNION and a WELCOME to new folks who might need the MAGIC OF TANGO in their lives this year.

In classic Bellingham style, the new Beer Garden at Twin Sisters Brewery is hosting Tapas, Taps, and Tango, beginning Tuesday, January 22, from 4-6+ pm.  The floor is very smooth (shiny!) concrete.  DJ Rod McCrae from Vancouver has been hand selected to start us off with his “nuevo traditional” playlist with a Spanish flair to compliment the Tapas theme and appeal to newer dancers.  Details are in the description below.  Please note that the WELCOME TO TANGO (read Tango Community Outreach!) portion is centered on the lesson at 5-5:30, and our community needs some experienced dancers to schmooze with patrons, and attend the class as ambassadors with new (perhaps bashful) folks.

The REUNION portion of the event will begin whenever YOU arrive and get plastered with hugs from friends old and new.  Open dancing (and catching up!) begins at 4 pm, and although the happy hour pricing finishes up at 6 pm, I truly hope many of our “historical characters” can order early and stay longer to chat, sharing memories of our past tango lives, and future plans, whatever they might be.   If you were part of the crowd back in the days of the Pure Bliss “mini” milongas, then I surely hope to see you on January 22!  If you are part of the current TangoLife Tribe, then be there or be square!

Twin Sisters Facebook event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/368363817047155/
Twin Sisters Brewing Company
500 Carolina Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225

Tuesday is Tapas, Taps, and Tango Happy Hour!
Warm up your winter with specialty Tapas appetizers, our finest brews on tap, and Argentine Tango dancing!
Bellingham’s TangoLife dancing community will join us for a bit of fun and indoor adventure on Tuesday January 22 from 4-6 pm. Check out their moves, then hop in on the FREE Intro to Tango lesson 5-5:30! Try something new…it’s good for what “ales” you!
Tango Instructor Rebecca Niemier has been teaching tango weekly since 2005, and has never met a person who actually has two left feet. If you can walk, you can tango! www.TangoLife.biz

But wait, there’s more!…
A practical approach to PRACTICA!

Whether you are new or rather experienced with tango, we all come to realize that consistent practice is necessary to learn, develop, and improve and get comfortable in our dance. So thank goodness for WEDNESDAY PRACTICAS at the Majestic! Many communities PINE for such a glorious space to come together, refine their moves, make carpool plans, share life adventures, trade shoes, and support the rental fees with their Entrada.  I would like to propose a challenge that “Each one Bring one” new person per month to the beginning lesson/practica, so that we can continue to keep this valuable resource going.  Perhaps you have untapped friends at work, or neighbors who just need a fresh encouragement to come see what tango is like.  Perhaps you might share a TangoLife Facebook post to your wall about the Practica/lesson, or the new Tapas, Taps and Tango event at Twin Sisters Brewery.  Perhaps you take a new dancer under your wing and coach them along.  Indeed, it takes a village to keep our tango community going and GROWING!  Be the U in CommUnity and help spread the word!

TangoLife Milonga
And lastly, (for now at least), the next TangoLife Milonga is Sunday, February 3.  There will be a guest teacher Daniel Lapadula from Buenos Aires offering a class 5:15-6:30 for $15.  He teaches concepts for the social dance floor, and the lesson will most likely be on Milonga.  Michell Badion of Seattle will be partnering with him, so it is sure to be a fun time!   Our DJ is the fabulous ROBERT HAUK of Portland, so hang on to your socks, it’s gonna be a great night!  Now your next question is “what is the theme?”  Well,  I HAVEN’T DECIDED YET!!  I’m sure once I hit “send” on this email, an inspiration will come to me.  So keep an eye out for the next TangoLife Email!

Wishing you all heartfelt, cozy embraces in 2019! ….Rebecca

New Year’s Eve Photos by Dwayne Rogge:
https://phototreehouse.pixieset.com/g/tangolifenewyearsevemasquerademilonga/

NYE Video compilation by Chris Hazenburg:
https://www.facebook.com/chris.hazenberg/videos/10205908000575819/

 

TangoLife Holiday Practica Party!

Dear TangoLovers,
It’s time for Bellingham’s annual Holiday Practica Party! Wednesday December 12 we will still have class at 6:30-7:30, but from 7:30-10 pm (a little longer) let the Merriment begin! Let’s Potluck as usual with your favorite sweets, finger food or beverages. Rebecca will bring cups, plates, etc. There will be two DJ’s in the house: David will fill the room with jovial tango and other tunes, plus DJ Jim Dickinson will be playing special selections from his record collection!   And if we haven’t seen YOU for a while, please come for some holiday hugs and a tanda!

And here is a fun note from Melissa:
“Tango Consignment Store Dec 12!
Do you have a closet full of fabulous clothes that you don’t wear anymore? Gorgeous shoes that just don’t fit? This season we thought it would be fun to offer up a shoe and clothing consignment store at our holiday Practica Party December 12.

The Plan: Every person bringing items for consignment fills a short form with their name and phone number, then prices their items on provided tags. Pick up your cash from any sales at the end of the practica. Remove or donate your remaining items. It’s that easy!”

Melissa will supervise the table. Remember to bring cash! Any donated items will be priced cheap, with any proceeds going to boost our community Practica. It is sure to be a good time. Dec 12 there will be snacks, beverages, good music, dancing, and even couches for visiting. Come early for class, and stay late for the company!”
We hope to see you there!
…………………..
Come one and all to our BEGINNING TANGO CLASS, with FUN students, technique drills, games, and time to explore step sequences and develop your tango from the ground up. No partner, experience nor special shoes needed.
Class: 6:30-7:30 pm, Beginner/Early intermediate level. $10. Instructors: Rebecca Niemier, Eric Cole.

Even if you are one of the many who have learned “just a bit” about Argentine Tango, and are curious to explore this dance more, we sincerely hope you will join us! Dancing is a celebrated and integral part of so many cultures for very good reasons. Expanding your social circle while simultaneously exercising your body, brain, balance, and listening to compelling music is a recipe for success for everyone. Head into winter with a smile on your face and new friends at your side! Begin any Wednesday in September!

ALL COMMUNITY TANGO PRACTICA!
WEDNESDAYS from 7:30-9:30 pm, for a mere $5, now in the upstairs dance room at the Majestic, 1027 N Forest St! All levels are welcome. No partner needed. Dance with everyone, or just your favorite partner. Work out those moves you learned in class! Mostly traditional tango music. Save a landfill and bring a water bottle. Street parking is free. Enter upstairs from Forest St entrance. Student recommended donation is half price.

More Tango info at www.tangolife.biz
See you on the dance floor!

 

TangoLife New Year’s Eve Masquerade Milonga! UPDATES

Season’s Greetings TangoLovers,
I’m thrilled that folks signing up for the TangoLife New Year’s Eve Milonga are both regular attendees plus many seasoned dancers new to TangoLife here in Bellingham.
Keep putting the word out to friends to join us for a festive and memorable celebration! Out with the old, in with the NEW!
Do read the full event info to get the big picture of the evening’s shenanigans. THEN RESERVE YOUR SPOT BEFORE PRICES GO UP IN DECEMBER! 

WHAT’S UP?!!…

Rebecca’s TangoLife
New Years Eve MASQUERADE MILONGA

A sparkly celebration to welcome 2019

within the embraces of the tango community you love!

Masks off at Midnight!

WAIT, WHEN??…

DEC 31, 2018, 8:00 pm until 1:30 am Jan 1, 2019

OK, WHO???…

Featuring Fabulous DJ Vivian Konstantakos of Seattle

Hosted by Rebecca’s TangoLife

And all of YOU from our Pacific Northwest tango family

WHY, OH WHY?…

*The Majestic Ballroom will be dressed to the nines as we usher out the old year and welcome the new year! Sparkly lights, glitz everywhere, candles, a photo area, and ushers to help with seating. (UPDATE: First come, first seated, but you may save available seats for any prepaid attendees you wish to sit with.)

*Classy catered EMPANADAS, pastas, salads and desserts to keep your energy up. And spirits to keep you just a little on the wild side.

*DJ Vivian, perhaps our most vivacious DJ in the area, plans for an exuberant playlist to keep all manner of tango dancers happy.

*Extra masks will be sprinkled around the tables should you want to alter your ego (or forget yours at home!)

*Did I mention the CHAMPAGNE TOAST? NOISE MAKERS? AND KISSES AT MIDNIGHT?

FOOD, glorious FOOD?!

We’re talking DINNER! Jose Milonguero from Seattle and accomplice Felix from New York are coming together to prepare a sumptuous feast. Their famous Empanadas, Tuco Argentino (tomato meat sauce over bow tie pasta) and Fetuccini Alfredo (GF) are sure to delight. Plus green salads, lentils, pickled herring, cornbread and numerous tempting desserts will all but shower you with good luck in the new year.

WHAT TO WEAR!!!…

Glorious, sparkly, dressy attire, with an exotic MASK to compliment your charming personality! At midnight, it’s OFF WITH THE MASKS and UP WITH THE CHAMPAGNE!

RIGHT!…WHERE??…

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

HOW DO I GET IN?…
Prepaid Tickets via PayPal https://paypal.me/RebeccaNiemier

$40 during November, $45 during December. $50 at the door. (Paypal will automatically convert Canadian funds. ) Please include name for each person’s ticket in the notes!
Track me down to pay cash.  Checks: payable to Rebecca Niemier, 2610 Likely Ct, Bellingham, WA 98229

We are planning for 100 cheerful tango dancers. May we have the honor of your company?

CAN I STAY THAT LATE?…

Convenient, economical Bellingham hotels nearby: UPDATE: Rooms still available!

Sheraton 888-671-1011 (from $139. Restaurant, indoor pool.)

GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600 (from $100)

Coachman Inn 360-671-9000 (from $50. Seriously. Numerous dancers stay here routinely.)

CAN I BRING MY FAVORITE FRIENDS?…

Yes, yes, yes!!! You are all welcome to dance with everyone you like! When ticket sales reach 75, there may be a role balancing effort.  In the past, 120 dancers easily fit into our spacious ballroom. (UPDATE: First come, first seated, but you may save available seats for any prepaid attendees you wish to sit with.)

Rebecca’s TangoLife
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Milonga
An elegant gathering place for the Pacific Northwest
Traditional tango music, with a few SURPRISES this time!
Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda
“Best milonga
s in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/
http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685
Website: 
www.Tangolife.biz
“Friend” me on Facebook for events, photos and updates.

TangoLife Snow Flake Milonga + CLASS WITH CARLOS AND MAUREEN

Rebecca’s TangoLife
**Snow Flake** Milonga
SUNDAY, December 2, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm

DJ CARLOS URREGO, USA/Colombia

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Pre-Milonga Class: 5:15-6:30 pm:

CARLOS AND MAUREEN URREGO, USA Tango Champions 2018

TEAM TANGO: Adjusting navigation and dynamics for social dancing

Class: $25 US at the door. All levels.
https://www.carlosandmaureen.com/about-us.html

Just as snow flakes are unique creations, so are each one of our tango dancing friends and accomplices. And perhaps some are indeed “flakes,” which we love just the same. Join us as we celebrate YOUR individuality, your inner lives, your outer lives, and particularly, your TangoLife! Bring your holiday spirit, your non-holiday spirit, your alternative spirit, your questioning spirit, and let’s prepare to send this year out into the vapors of wonderment. Because face it, it has been a year of mystery!

To keep us more joyfully tethered to a reality we LOVE, we have the honor of hosting Carlos and Maureen Urrego at TangoLife for the third time! As our current USA Tango Champions, you can be sure that their HEARTS and SOULS (and SKILLS!) are deep into tango. What is especially marvelous is that they are also excellent teachers, and compassionate people. In addition, Carlos’ DJ mastery is out of this world. Last time I called him “relentless.” He may melt a few snow flakes right onto our dance floor!

So come early to Bellingham to take the class, enjoy the dancing, the music, the food, the FAKE snow flake décor, and all your kindred and flaky spirits.

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest
Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas.
Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda
“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/
http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham
Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685
Website: www.Tangolife.biz
“Friend” me on Facebook for events, photos and updates.

TangoLife Pie Party + Vinyl Night!

Eat pie. Dance tango. Repeat. DJ James M. Dickinson will be spinning tandas and cortinas off his vast vinyl collection. Join us for some genuine old school fun!  

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
Pie Party and Vinyl Night!
SUNDAY, November 4, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm
Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Featuring DJ Jim “Off the Record” Dickinson

Join us for a sweet night at TangoLife, with a pile ‘o pies, harvested from Autumn’s bounty. Sweet and savory, with whipped cream or straight up. Indulge to your heart’s content! DJ Jim returns to TangoLife to spin an energetic evening of luscious tandas and cortinas right off his carefully restored vinyl records and FOUR record players. The expansive record collection has traveled numerous times with Jim to Portland’s Valentango Festival, where his tunes kept a lively pace at the afternoon milongas. The specially designed speakers maximize the “melt your heart” sound quality of the records, and wrap around your senses like warm chocolate. Come for the music; stay for the pies!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month
An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest
Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas. Plus PIES!
Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda
“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/
http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham
Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685
Website: www.Tangolife.biz
“Friend” me on Facebook for events, photos and updates.

TangoLife Updates + Halloween Practica

Dear TangoLovers,

Below are a few important updates for your tango social calendar:

TangoLife Halloween Costume Party at the Practica! Oct 31.
It’s time for a Halloween costume party! Come help us transform the practica into a wildly colorful fantasy evening. POTLUCK finger foods encouraged, cider and treats will accompany our dancing and friendships. We have missed ALL those who have been away for various reasons and hope to make this a little REUNION of Bellingham’s (and our outlying areas!) most interesting tango characters! Paper plates, cups, napkins, cider provided. AND I’ll bring a big bag of hats, capes and other paraphernalia from my magic costume closet for those who are better at practicing minimalism than I am.

The lesson on Halloween is canceled to allow for social time, treats, tricks, etc. Doors open at 6:30 for all you dashing villians, heroes, and princesses. Even non-costumed dancers are MOST WELCOME! We would love a full house!

Two Thursday classes are canceled:

Thursdays October 18 and Oct 25 classes are canceled as Rebecca is out of town. Regular Thursday students are encouraged to attend the classes at the Majestic on Wednesdays, with David Beaumier’s able teaching. He will adjust the class according to the level of students present. Keep your tango mojo going!

New Year’s Eve tickets:

Some have asked about paying for the NYE event without using Paypal. YES! This is fine. Cash, or check is fine, just meet me at any of the other events I normally see you at, or mail it to: Rebecca Niemier, 2610 Likely Ct, Bellingham, WA, 98229. Note that the price goes up at the end of each month. If you are interested in helping with set up and or clean up, let me know! We have already gotten a good reception for the event. 2019 here we come!

TangoLife SuperHero Milonga

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
SuperHero Edition!
SUNDAY, October 7, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm
Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Featuring DJ Marina Richter of Vancouver

“Holy October, Batman!” It seems the world could use a few good heroes, so come represent for one of your favorite people of outstanding character. Whether living or historical, Marvel or Disney, Wonder Woman or Lincoln, let’s generate some SuperHero tango hug therapy. Because, “You are more powerful than you believe.”

Dress in full regalia, or just write an influential name on our “Hello, my name is” stickers. Bonus points if you can tell us the character qualities you appreciate about your SuperHero crush!

DJ Marina Richter weaves a web of tandas that will Pow! Zip! and Zing! us through the evening. It’s a thrill to welcome Marina back to TangoLife!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month
An elegant SUPER-Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest
Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas
Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda
“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/
http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham
Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685