We hear the Redoux Parlour at 780 Blair Blvd. will be closing its doors soon. Redoux has been home to Laura Lee Laroux and Revival Clothing and has participated in and produced many fashion shows. The business is planning a celebration and farewell party the afternoon of Sunday, June 28, with its neighbors and friends, Falling Sky, Laughing Planet, Of the Earth, Sweet Life, Kitsch 22 and others. Call Briah Izreal at 342-1942 for more information.
The free 41st annual Black Sheep Gathering will begin at 9 am Friday, June 19, and continue through the weekend at the Fairgrounds, drawing knitters, weavers, shepherds and wool enthusiasts from all around the West Coast and beyond. "We are expanding our exhibit and workshop space this year to showcase our exceptional local products and producers — sheep, goats, wool, mohair and fiber artists," says Wayne Thompson, the volunteer organization’s vice president. Family-friendly activities include animal shows (including alpacas this year), demonstrations, competitions, wool and mohair fleece judging, some 40 workshops and more than 115 vendors. See blacksheepgathering.org or call 913-6455.
Tsunami Books is wrapping up its crowd-source fundraising campaign this week as we go to press. Owner Scott Landfield tells us he has had 353 people contribute $26,233 so far toward a goal of $40,000. “I’m feeling every one of them,” he said Tuesday about his donors. “I will sleep well tonight.” Find the campaign at wkly.ws/218. Landfield says a mechanism for donating will remain on the site for now.
Candlewood Suites, the new tall building just east of I-5 on Franklin Boulevard, has been open for a while, but is having its ribbon-cutting and grand opening at 4 pm Thursday, July 16.