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San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Lavendera Massage

Lavendera presents a free evening of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology with Maria. Maria will use these tools to offer insights into what is happening in your lives now and she will also discuss the Year of the Sheep and the opportunities that will be possible.

Orcas Island
Friday, January 30, 2015
9:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun evening for the best of Latin dance music! Must be 21 and over.

San Juan Island
Saturday, January 31, 2015
See Description
Brickworks Plaza

"Eat Locally" is a way of life for many residents in the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Island Farmers' Market features delicious island-raised produce, berries, colorful bouquets, eggs, and dairy products, as well as fresh local seafood, shellfish, and meats. The market also features freshly cooked and prepared foods made from local ingredients, grass-fed burgers, hot sausages, baked goods, pizza, crafts, and more!

The market is held year-round at Brickworks, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street. Between July 4 and Labor Day, the market closes at 1:30 p.m. From January – March the market is open on the 1st Saturday of the month and closes as 1:00 p.m.. The market takes place each Saturday from April 4, 2015 through October 24, 2015 both inside and outside of Brickworks. The holiday schedule for 2015 will be Nov 7 & 21, Dec 12 & 19.

Orcas Island
Sponsor
Saturday, January 31, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Moran State Park, 3572 Olga Road, Olga

The Orcas Island 25k (and its sister race, the Orcas Island 50k) is quite unique in the trail running world.  The course alone makes this race special - old-growth forests, tough climbs, and spectacular views of surrounding islands, mountains, and Puget Sound - but what truly sets it apart is the sense of community.  With live music, great post-race food and beer, and a chance to hang out all weekend on a gorgeous island with your trail runner friends, these are the oldest and some of the most beloved of all the Rainshadow running races. Runners will have 6 hours to complete the 25k course. 

Lopez Island
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:00 p.m.

The expressive duo of Leslie Johnson & Andrea Rackl are coming to Lopez as a part of their 2015 tour. The two women, playing viola and piano, share the music of Bach and Brahms along with other modern masters. Johnson and Rackl talk with the audience about the works and the composers, bringing the music and its stories to life. The intimacy of chamber music, the interaction between the two, and the music itself make "Up Close and Personal" an afternoon not soon to be forgotten. 

 

Orcas Island
Saturday, January 31, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival has drummed up a special event to welcome runners & non-runners. The fabulous Martin Lund will perform a mix of rock and roll, swing, jazz and blues, with his hand-picked quartet. Joining him are Gene Nery, guitar/vocals, Tony Morales, drums, and Dean Hodges, electric bass.

After the Orcas Island 25k race day, there will be a welcome Rainshadow’s trail runners and friends for an evening of celebration. Runners and non-runners can reserve a place at the table for this special evening. $20 in advance or at the door plus meals. Early reservations are advised. Sponsored by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival and co-promotion with the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.

Pairing music with food will be Chef and Culinary Artist Bill Patterson, who is offering a special menu this evening showcasing his famous Rustic Italian Cuisine.

Seating is limited, so please make your reservations in advance by emailing joyce@oicmf.org or calling 376-6636.

San Juan Island
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Crossing the Ice:

This film follows Australian adventurers Justin Jones and James Castrission’s 2012 journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back.  Making history, the duo tackled the perilous journey totally unassisted — no sled dogs, no wind kites, just two men on skis, dragging their food, their shelter and themselves across 1140 kilometers of barren ice … and back again.   Running time:  44 minutes

Crossing the Ditch:

The film tells the extraordinary story of two young men who crossed the extremely treacherous Tasman Sea in a kayak.  The Tasman, which spans 2200 kilometers between Australia and New Zealand, had never before been successfully navigated in a kayak.  Many had tried, and all had failed (once with a tragic outcome).  In 2007, Australians James Castrission and Justin Jones took on the Tasman and conquered it.  In their tiny kayak, they battled ten-meter towering waves, massive storms, sharks and currents that conspired against them.  Running time:  55 minutes

San Juan Island
Saturday, February 7, 2015
See Description
Brickworks Plaza

"Eat Locally" is a way of life for many residents in the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Island Farmers' Market features delicious island-raised produce, berries, colorful bouquets, eggs, and dairy products, as well as fresh local seafood, shellfish, and meats. The market also features freshly cooked and prepared foods made from local ingredients, grass-fed burgers, hot sausages, baked goods, pizza, crafts, and more!

The market is held year-round at Brickworks, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street. Between July 4 and Labor Day, the market closes at 1:30 p.m. From January – March the market is open on the 1st Saturday of the month and closes as 1:00 p.m.. The market takes place each Saturday from April 4, 2015 through October 24, 2015 both inside and outside of Brickworks. The holiday schedule for 2015 will be Nov 7 & 21, Dec 12 & 19.

Orcas Island
Sponsor
Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Moran State Park, 3572 Olga Road, Olga

The Orcas Island 50k (and its sister race, the Orcas Island 25k) is quite unique in the trail running world. The course alone makes this race special - old-growth forests, tough climbs, and spectacular views of surrounding islands, mountains, and Puget Sound - but what truly sets it apart is the sense of community.  With live music, great post-race food and beer, and a chance to hang out all weekend on a gorgeous island with your trail runner friends, these are the oldest and some of the most beloved of all the Rainshadow running races.  Runners will have until 5:00 p.m. to complete the 50k course.

Lopez Island
Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts

"The Heart of Winter" concert by Lane Langford & Friends. Once again, Lane has gathered a group of wonderfully talented Lopez Island musicians to perform the 4th benefit concert for both the Lopez Island Family Resource Center and the Lopez Children's Center. And, once again, his musical soul mate Byl Leonard from Hawaii will be joining him on stage, along with Byl's brother James, also from Hawaii, who will be handling the sound. Get your tickets early as the last three years' performances have been completely sold out. 

Come and be a part of a truly special event.

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