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San Juan Island
Monday, July 6, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
English Camp Barracks

Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. Cohen plays regularly at the San Juan Farmer’s Market.  He has worked with the Smithsonian in cataloging American folk music. The core group of dancers meets on Mondays throughout the winter at the Mullis Center in Friday Harbor, so there are always experienced dancers to help along the novices.  


Orcas Island
Monday, July 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.

For more information contact:

San Juan Island
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
San Juan Golf & Tennis Club

Join Kate Schuman and friends for great music and songs every Tuesday evening thru Sept. from 5:- 6:30 p.m. Happy hour from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Candace Gossen, PhD, is an environmental archaeologist, architect, plant medicine teacher and just a girl that likes to dig in the dirt and climb trees.

ProjectSAM is the Garbage Archaeology project completed by a group of nineteen students studying archaeology this past spring at the Skagit Valley College San Juan Center. The idea grew out of Dr. Gossen finding a frisbee golf disc which became part of the beach trash she continued to pick up every day for 5 months at Deadman’s Bay. In total, twelve cubic feet of “stuff” from the beach and thousands of pieces of trash were collected. The questions the students aimed to answer as part of ProjectSAM included: how the waste got there whether by air, water, or left behind by humans visiting the beach. The results will be shared during this presentation by Dr. Gossen and the students.

San Juan Island
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Island Library

San Juan Island historian Boyd Pratt describes how agricultural techniques employed by Belle Vue Sheep Farm in the 1850's at American Camp transitioned from a corporate to a private farm and have had a lasting impact on San Juan Island. He will also explore the legacy that can be seen and experienced each week at the Friday Harbor Farmers Market.

San Juan Island
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
American Camp Visitor Center,

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp. This season's walk may be limited to the park boundary because of the Cattle Point Road construction activities. Stay posted to the park's web site for information.


Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Lopez Island
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to Sunday, August 23, 2015
8:00 p.m.
See Description

Island Stage Left presents its 17th season of “Shakespeare Under the Stars” with "Cymbeline - a Shakespearean Folktale." The play is set in an ancient kingdom, complete with a wicked stepmother, her doltish son, a sleeping princess, an evil suitor, deadly potions, true love and reconciliation! With music throughout, in Island Stage Left style, played under the moon and stars.

Dates & Locations:

July 8 - Orcas Island - Doe Bay
July 10 & 11 - Lopez Island Vineyards
July 12 - Shaw Island Community Center

San Juan Island:
July 16 - Aug 2 Thurs - Sun at Roche Harbor Outdoor Stage
Aug 7 - Aug 23 Fri - Sun at 1062 Wold Rd.

Dress warmly and bring a blanket. Chairs are provided. All performances are at 8:00 p.m.

Repeats weekly on Thursday - Sunday on San Juan Island at Roche Harbor Outdoor Stage and Friday - Sunday at 1062 Wold Rd. Outdoor Stage.

San Juan Island
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
405 Park Street

Bring blankets or lawn chairs, a picnic, and enjoy an evening of great music.  Names of band to be confirmed soon.

July 8  "J-Bots" is a local band doing upbeat classic rock

July 15  "Hot Club Sandwich" is a gypsy jazz band in the likes of Django Reinhardt  

July 22   "Matt Sircely Band" plays upbeat and danceable bluegrass and folk 

July 29   "Camille Bloom Band" centers around Camille’s percussive guitar and voice that ‘purr’s and wails’.  She is Gibson guitar endorsed and tours internationally. 

August 5  "Coco Loco" is a fun, high energy Latin band that appeals to a wide audience, blending the music from Cuban, salsa, Brazilian, Columbian, even jazz, rock and pop  

For more information call:  360-378-4953

San Juan Island
Thursday, July 9, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
American Camp Parking area

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area.  For more information call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.


San Juan Island
Friday, July 10, 2015
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
American Camp Visitor Center

The forests, prairies and lagoons of American Camp attract a variety of birds  throughout the summer, and offer a prime birding and hiking experience. Join park staff in enjoying this  wonderful island resource.