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Orcas Island
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
The Funhouse Commons

This Free family event is open to the public and features gizmos and gadgets, marvels and wonders of the science world. There is truly something to interest all ages!

Learn from our featured guest, entomologist (bug scientist) Don Ehlen and his amazing Insect Safari as he shares cool facts about our creepy crawly friends. View his extensive display of preserved specimens and live insect guests!
K-12 students from Orcas, and neighboring islands, have been working hard to perfect their projects. Wandering Wizards will be present to judge all the entries and cast votes for the Richie Moore Rocket Ship of Wonder award, which is presented annually to the "best of show" entry.

All sorts of amazing demonstrations and exhibits are on display throughout the Funhouse grounds by students and adult islanders. Check out the Bed of Nails, witness a drum implosion, and enjoy all the fantastic projects by our local students! There are lots of surprises in store, so come check it out!

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San Juan Island
Monday, March 30, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter, Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighborhood.

All San Juan Islands
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 to Thursday, April 30, 2015

Earth Day is April 22nd, and in the San Juan Islands you can find lots of ways to get involved with beach cleanup projects, nature walks, lectures and more throughout the month of April.

Check out our Spring Break Packages for lodging and dining specials.


Lopez Island Volunteer Opportunities

The Great Lopez Island Clean-up Earth Day Event, April 18, BLM, San Juan Islands National Monument, San Juan County Land Bank

Orcas Island Volunteer Opportunities

•  Great Island Clean-up, April 18

San Juan Island Volunteer Opportunities

•  Great Islands Clean-up, April 18

•  Great South Beach Clean-up, April 18, FRIENDS of the San Juans

​•  Lime Kiln Point State Park's Earth Day Spring into 2015 - Friends of Lime Kiln Society Lighthouse, April 19

​•  BioBlitz, April 25, San Juan Island National Historical Park


Nature and Stewardship Events

•  Open House at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center, April 4, Wolf Hollow

•  Southern Resident Orca C.A.L.F. Workshop Part 2, April 11, The Whale Museum

•  Procession of the Species Earth Day Celebration, April 18, Lopez Island Conservation Corps

•  Orcas Island BirdFest, April 30 - May 3, Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce


San Juan Island Lodging Opportunities

•  Tucker House Inn - Earth Day Volun-Tourism Special, March 13 - April 4


San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Lavendera presents "I Ching" A Pattern Language in Yoga and Qigong with Dr. Candace Gossen, Ph.D. Join Dr. Gossen as she will discuss the I Ching, an ancient oracle based on 64 archetypes of nature, which is but a reflection of the nature withIN and withOUT of us. The flow of yin and yang as set within the trigrams can be orchestrated in healing movement, such as in Qigong and Yoga. Based upon the 12 meridians, but focusing on the Heart Meridian for this lecture, Dr. Gossen will give examples of the 5 Element understanding of the style of Qigong (MogaDao) and Yoga (Forrest) that she teaches.

San Juan Island
Friday, April 3, 2015
7:30 p.m.

“High-caliber acrobatics, aerial artistry and moments of absurd clownery” fill the stage in a mesmerizing production from the Pacific Northwest’s Acrobatic Conundrum circus arts company.

In their first appearance in Friday Harbor, the company shares "The Language of Chance," drawing inspiration from a story by Jorge Luis Orges, The Library of Babel. The six acrobats find themselves at odds between the sensations of falling forever and the task of looking for a story in a nonsensical world. The piece features two chapters, each with a respective director (Seattle’s KT Niehoff and Elizabeth Klob) and the contrast of the two together evokes a tale of imaginary translation, absurd truth and calculated risk.


San Juan Island
Saturday, April 4, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center

Have you ever wondered what we do "behind the scenes" at Wolf Hollow? Wonder no more! We will be having an Open House with tours of our facility. Enjoy a guided tour, learn about what we do here and meet staff and board members.

Parking is limited so there will be a shuttle available starting at 11:00 a.m. from town. It will pick up and drop off next to the Grange (by the Whale Museum) and will make trips back and forth every half hour. There will be snacks and refreshments and weather permitting we will have a presentation with our education birds, Madrona and Aspen, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Orcas Island
Monday, April 6, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Dance classes are taught the 1st Monday of the month. The classes are free and no partner is necessary. We teach Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Foxtrot, Tango and Salsa. Our goal is to teach you how to dance and have fun! The classes are open to everyone regardless of age, so come out and enjoy yourself.

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San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 to Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Friday Harbor Grange, 152 - 1st Street

In case you missed the 2014 Friday Harbor Film Festival, which focused on award-winning films to entertain, inspire and enlighten us about the the people, cultures and environment of the Pacific Rim, now you can enjoy the audience favorite screenings every other Tuesday night throughout the Winter & Spring.  The films will be shown every 1st and 3rd Tuesday.

Dates and Films:

April 7      Shark Girl

April 21    The Barefoot Bandit Documentary

May 5       DamNation

May 19     Return of the River


Orcas Island
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Orcas Village Green and Orcas Center

Hear ye, hear ye! Renowned Shakespearean actors and enthusiastic small-town performers are coming together on Orcas Island for two days of classic and fun entertainment.

The 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival will feature a production by the Seattle Shakespeare Company, parades, and impromptu acting by Orcas musicians and performers both young and old, and a variety of offerings from island restaurants, hotels and shops for visitors and locals alike. Restaurants and shops will feature Shakespearean Specials during the weekend, transforming the island into a Salish Sea version of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Dates & Program:

Tuesday, April 7

Local Shakespeare Night with music and one-acts. 7 pm at Random Howse in Eastsound.

Wednesday, April 8

Dinner Theater with two plays: ‘Unexpected Shakespeare’ Improv by Seattle’s Unexpected Productions, and “Who Doth Inhabit the Primary Position,” directed by Tom Fiscus and performed by Peter Vinson and Kelly Toombs. 7:00 p.m. at Random Howse in Eastsound.

Thursday, April 9

Fundraising dinner with magic show by Matthew White. Cuisine by Chef Bill Patterson, and specials guests from the Seattle Shakespeare Company. 6 pm at Random Howse.

Friday, April 10

Free performance of ‘Macbeth’ by Seattle Shakespeare Company for Orcas Island students. 1:00 Orcas Center.

Cast party and dance open to the public at 10:00 p.m. at Random Howse.

Saturday, April 11

Shakespeare parade at 12 noon in Eastsound Village (and all participants welcome!)

Medieval street fair with entertainment on the Village Green (North Beach Road in Eastsound.) 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.

The Seattle Shakespeare Company performs “Macbeth” at the Orcas Center. Show time is 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15.



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

The film tells the remarkable story of 20-year-old Australian, Madison Stewart, to whom nothing feels safer or more natural than diving into shark-infested waters. Growing up by the Great Barrier Reef, she’s always treated these predators as family. But they’re vanishing from existence, and because of their bad reputation, few people seem to care.  The documentary follows Stewart on her mission to protect sharks, a battle that began when she put her studies on hold, grabbed a camera, and set out to save these incredible, misunderstood creatures.

Running time:  58 minutes