Enjoy a bonfire at sunset, great pie, traditional games for all ages, and a bit of history from the shores of San Juan County Park. Enter your prize-winning fruit pie and help fund the restoration of the original orchard and interpretive signage for the Brann Cabin. The Brann Cabin History Talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Bran Cabin Bonfire and Fruit Pie Bake-Off is from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. For bake-off instructions visit: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-378-8240.
This House is a new play by James Graham. It’s 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes. It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age–old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.
James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically–acclaimed new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments. Show time: 7:30 p.m.
The Museum kicks off the summer season with a party!
The popular, annual Bite of Orcas showcases the specialties of Orcas Island chefs on the Village Green from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and benefits Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. In addition, Kaleidoscope Pre-School is at it again, organizing the island's furry friends Pet Parade which begins at 11:00 a.m. Also enjoy kid-friendly food and customized Kaleidoscope t-shirts after the parade.
Join architectural historian Boyd Pratt for a tour of the historic Friday Harbor Brick and Tile company, today known as Brickworks and the home of Friday Harbor’s farmers’ market. The decorative brick and tile produced here in the 1920s and 30s were used in the construction of many of the historic commercial buildings still in use in Friday Harbor. Decorative cast concrete brick was part of a second wave of architecture here, and reflecting commercial and residential building trends in towns and cities across America. The tour begins at 1:00 p.m. For more information call 360-378-2810 or email@example.com.
This is one of Orcas Islands most beloved and anticipated events: the Pet Parade. Sponsored by the Kaleidoscope Childcare Center, last year’s parade was filled with over 100 furry, feathered and scaled entrants. Everything from tadpoles to guinea pigs, ducklings to sheep, kid brothers to horses.
Christopher Peacock, accomplished musician, author and Rosario historian, offers a presentation of music and photography that walks guests through the history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate. Highlights of the presentation include the historic Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion’s 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ with the silent film, stories of the Mansion’s most colorful residents, and Christopher’s original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Presented on Saturdays only at 4:00 p.m. through mid June in the Music Room of the Moran Mansion. The exceptions are Saturday, February 23 and March 2, 2013 when there will not be a performance. Starting after mid June, the music will be presented daily (except Sundays) at 4:00 p.m. Complimentary and open to the public.
"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 outdoors on the Brickworks Plaza, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street, from April through October on each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. It then moves indoors for the winter to Friday Harbor High School on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays in Nov and Dec. Then it will be held on the 1st Sat of the month for Jan - April. The market moves back to the Brickworks building in April for another great season.
The Brickworks is Friday Harbor’s newest rehabilitated historic site. The building was built in 1920 to house The Friday Harbor Brick and Tile Company. Today it is the last surviving industrial building in Friday Harbor. The rehabilitation is expected to be completed in May 2013 and will expand the Brickworks Plaza by providing year-round indoor market and event space in an important historic setting.
Take a walk across town and visit six historic religious sites. Some continue to be places of worship, others found new ways to serve the community--all have a rich story to tell. Wear good walking shoes; this tour covers a lot of ground! Time: 10:00 a.m. For more information: 360-378-2810, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Jane Wentworth of the Native Plant Society and Doug McCutchen, San Juan County Land Bank Steward, to walk the Westside Preserve. Famous for its views of sunsets, marine wildlife and sweeping vistas, it is also home to one of the rarer and most bio‐diverse habitats of our region. Meet and park at Lime Kiln Point State Park to carpool to trailhead. (Discovery or day pass required). Length is 1.25 me. RT. Terrain is rustic trail with some travel on county road. Rating is moderate. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.