Ornithologist (zoologist who focuses on birds) with Raena Parsons, SJINP educator.
San Juan Island Cheese is kicking off their Friday Night Events series with a Happy Hour featuring Sparkling Wine Cocktails and delicious artisan cheeseboards. Come and enjoy the spring weather with a glass of bubbly and some really, really good cheese.
Each summer, our resident pods of orca whales come together in what are called “greeting ceremonies.” In this spirit, The Whale Museum invites all orca supporters to our 9th Annual Celebration of the “Orca Greeting Ceremony.”
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a happy hour & silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner prepared by the Market Chef, live auction and dessert auction.
The evening is $35.00 per person (price includes dinner; wine & beer sold separately). For more information call (360) 378-4710 ext. 30. Reservations can be made at The Whale Museum or online at www.whalemuseum.org. RSVPs are strongly encouraged as seating is limited.
Special thanks to our event sponsors: Islanders Insurance, Islanders Bank, Northwest Totem Cellars, Petro San Juan, Coldwell Banker-San Juan Islands, and Ed & Clare Kelm.
The San Juan County Parks & Fair Department is excited for the second season of Drive-In Movies at the Fairgrounds. The series begins at civil twilight and run every Friday evening through June 26th. Parking will be first come, up to an hour before the show!
Movies begin at dusk. Parking/Concessions open at 7:45 p.m. Movie sound transmits to your car radio or bring your portable FM radio. Admission Price: $5.00/person, Kids 5 & under are FREE, Family (Up to 5) $20
Dates & Movies:
April 24 - Hook
May 1 - Jurassic Park
May 8 - A League of Their Own
May 15 - E.T.
May 22 - Casablanca
May 29 - Frozen
June 5 - Night at the Museum
June 12 - Ferries Bueller's Day Off
June 19 - Mrs. Doubtfire
June 26 - Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
Enjoy small Bites of ready to eat small plates by local vendors and restaurants. Live music, "Los Hermanos", will liven up the event at 5:00 p.m., with a beer and wine garden. Early check-in for Tour de Lopez riders. Come boogie down and give your food palate the excitement it needs! Eat-in or Take-out - “Small plates” from local food vendors.
Contact: Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce Phone: (360) 468-4664 More Info: www.lopezisland.com
Bolshoi Ballet Only in Cinemas Romeo and Juliet (recorded live on May 12th, 2013). In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realise they belong to rival families.
William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.
Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.
San Juan Island National Historical Park is organizing its second annual free BioBlitz event at both park units -- American Camp and English Camp. This year they will be focusing on amphibians and birds, though the event is open to any taxonomic interest.
A BioBlitz is a unique combination of taxonomic inventory, public outreach and science education. At its core, the BioBlitz is a species inventory in which teams of volunteers, each led by an expert scientist, find, identify, and photograph as many species as possible within a defined amount of time. This snapshot view helps us look at many different habitats over the same period, and better understand what lives in the park.
"The success of a BioBlitz depends greatly on the knowledge and enthusiasm of the participants," said Raena Parsons, park education specialist. "Come join us and share your knowledge."
For more information contact: Raena_Parsons@nps.gov or Phone: 360-378-2240 ext. 2222
The San Juan Island Farmers Market is your source in Friday Harbor for beautiful and bountiful island produce, fine crafts, and delicious prepared foods. Seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs, goat cheese, eggs, tomatoes, jams and jellies, baked goods, sushi, sausages, sustainable harvested tuna, shellfish, grass-fed meats, and more.
You can find the market at the historic Brickworks community center, just two blocks from the ferry landing on Saturdays from April through October, twice a month in November and December, and first Saturdays in January, February, and March. Hours are 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. except between July 4 and Labor Day, when the market closes at 1:30 p.m.
Lopez Island Kicks Off Twelfth Annual Tour De Lopez Bike Tour.
This very popular non-competitive bicycle tour of Lopez Island is brought to you by the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce and is the kickoff event for cycling in the beautiful San Juan Islands. Whether you make it a day trip or make it a weekend getaway you will not be disappointed! Many of our riders return every year for this event.
In its twelfth year, the Tour De Lopez is a non-competitive rural road tour with four marked routes (5, 12, 18 & 31 miles) on public county roads through the scenic landscape of Lopez Island. The ride starts at Odlin County Park or Lopez Village and ends at the Lopez Community Center, location of a 3 course lunch, musical performances and beer garden. An on-site massage will be available for those who want to really relax!
The Second Annual Bite of Lopez will be held at the Lopez Community Center from 4:00-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Local restaurants and food vendors will be on-site with tasty bites for sale, and riders will be able to check-in early for Saturday's ride. Event T-shirts, sweatshirts and commemorative posters by local artist Christa Malay will also be for sale.
Learn How to Create Your Own Garry Oak Woodland. They are our region's only native oak, and their environment is fading fast. Less than 3% of their original habitat remains today, but it's not too late to save this living history which is valuable habitat for people and wildlife. Friends of the San Juans is hosting a walk among the wildflowers and oak trees with landowner Shaun Hubbard and retired forester Thom Pence.
During this walk, participants will learn about the successes and challenges of Garry oak stewardship. Hubbard and Pence will share their experiences and enthusiasm for preserving healthy oak populations in the Islands. Participants will also get information about how to care for Garry oaks on their own property.
Space is limited so please RSVP by April 24 to Katie Fleming at 360-378-2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.