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Orcas Island
Monday, March 2, 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, March 3, 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:

March 3    No

March 17  Running from Crazy

April 7      Shark Girl

April 21    The Barefoot Bandit Documentary

May 5       DamNation

May 19     Return of the River


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

This film was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film in 2013.  It tells the fascinating story of a young advertising executive in Chile who used his “tools of trade” to affect major change in his country.  In 1988, international pressure was put on Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, forcing him to call a referendum on whether or not he would continue in power for another eight years.  Leaders of the “no” movement recruited René Saavedra, who worked in advertising, to spearhead their campaign.  With few resources and constant scrutiny by the dictator’s minions, Saavedra and his team devised a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression. They implemented a vibrant ad campaign that was instrumental in deposing the much despised and feared Pinochet. Once released, the film generated some serious criticism regarding its portrayal of complex historical events, particularly from those in Chile who experienced the events depicted.

Running time:  118 minutes

San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Lavendera presents Our Bond - Community Building Through Storytelling with Oak Boesky. Oak is beginning a new story built on our shared bonds of humanity and the intent to create community to support one another on the deepest level. Oak has been an islands resident since 1985. She is an artist, teacher, chef, mother, and is currently working on a doctorate in Leadership and Social Transformation at Meridian University in Petaluma, CA.

Lopez Island
Saturday, March 7, 2015
4:00 p.m.

Spirits Rising is the new dynamic musical duo of Native American singers and songwriters Allison Radell (Powhatan) and Joe Reilly (Cherokee). Incorporating elements of jazz, folk, blues, hip-hop, rock, and traditional Native American music, Spirits Rising shares music from the heart that inspires and uplifts.

Orcas Island
Saturday, March 7, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Hans-Jürgen Schnoor comes to the San Juans from Lübeck, Germany and Susie Napper from Montreal for an all-J.S. Bach Salish Sea Early Music Festival program of trio sonatas for flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord.

San Juan Island
Saturday, March 7, 2015
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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 at 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.

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

The fourth edition of Melodious Notes Over the Harbor promises for a light and beautiful evening of great music. Clarinetist Sue Collado has again assembled a diverse group of island and mainland musicians for a program featuring works by our own island composers Alex Shapiro and Richard Hieronymus, as well as works by Bach, Toch, Faure, Joplin, Devienne, Khatchaturian and more.

Sue says this variety of instrumentation gives the group a chance to really "mix it up" with different instruments, players and pieces. “It's fun to put all of these wonderful talents together and hear how the different instruments blend and balance with each other to give each composition a 'tantalizing flavor.' We are pleased to continue presenting concerts that offer unique bites of great music and are not your typical chamber music program."

San Juan Island
Saturday, March 7, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

IMA kicks off new Artist Workshop Program with photographer John Miller.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) opens its 2015 Artist Workshop Program with “Managing Your Digital Camera – How to Consistently Produce Print-worthy Photos” by local professional photographer John Miller.
The workshop runs on Saturdays February 21 through March 14.

The course includes enhancing familiarity of the camera and settings, optimizing settings, adjusting depth of field, and the basics of perspective and composure. Students will also have the opportunity to suggest additional topics.

Participants must have access to an adjustable camera (preferably a digital SLR) that allows manual aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed adjustment with ISO, plus a computer-based image organizer or post processor like Photoshop Elements or Lightroom.

Photo Credit: John Miller

To register, go to or call 360 370 5050.

Orcas Island
Sunday, March 8, 2015
3:00 p.m.

All are invited to attend a special Sunday afternoon concert featuring Monique Mead, violin and Adam Stern, piano. Music students and music lovers of all ages are encouraged to attend. Monique and Adam will be performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto as well as works by Fritz Kreisler.

The concert takes place at the historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church in the center of Eastsound. Seating is on a first come basis.