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Bloedel Reserve offers full slate of events for Valentine’s weekend

The Harmonica Pocket will perform at a family concert at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Bloedel Reserve.  - Photo courtesy of Bloedel Reserve
The Harmonica Pocket will perform at a family concert at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Bloedel Reserve.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Bloedel Reserve

Looking for a unique way to express your love this Valentine’s Day? Bloedel Reserve is offering a wide array of events and ways to celebrate Valentine’s weekend.

Bloedel Reserve horticulturist and arborist Ken Little will lead a hands-on pruning class at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

Show your trees some love after receiving expert pruning advice. Walk the Reserve’s grounds with Little and he will demonstrate how to prune trees and shrubs for health with an eye toward aesthetic grooming.

Tickets are $13 for members, $18 for non-members.

“The Secret Sex Life of Plants” with Andy Navage, Bloedel Reserve’s director of horticulture, is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

The Fabio of plants, Navage will discuss how plants reproduce. Learn why and how plants do the things they do in order to reproduce. Topics will include why flowers exist, the importance of pollinators and anomalies in the plant world. Be prepared for a lively and informative night.

Tickets are $12 for reserve members, $14 for non-members.

Katie King Jazz Trio performs at the reserve at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.

Celebrate the day dedicated to love by listening to Katie King sing romantic jazz standards. King has performed for 25 years in the Seattle area and is known as one of the region’s best and most versatile jazz singers. Bainbridge Island holds a special place in her heart, as this is where she got her start. The trio also features Bill Anschell on piano and Chris Symer on bass.

Tickets are $26 for members, $29 for non-members (includes one glass of champagne and dessert; additional beverages available for purchase).

The Harmonica Pocket presents a family concert at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 with songs of love.

When the Harmonica Pocket performs, audiences don’t just sit back to be entertained. The show delivers highly-interactive experiences that get children (and their grownups) singing and moving in their seats. With swinging story-songs, hula hoops, and a suitcase of props, the Harmonica Pocket mixes up Music, Dance, and Imagination Games into a gigglish jambalaya.

Tickets are $7 to $17.

“Love Across the Border - Romantic Music of Mexico” with Laura Dean is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Dean’s program at Bloedel Reserve will weave together music, story and travel photos into an engaging experience for all ages. Her performances shine a light on unknown composers, and this one will highlight Mexican composers from the 19th and 20th century.

Dean said attendee can expect a  performance that will be “nostalgic, romantic and timeless.”

Tickets are $19 for members, $22 for non-members.


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