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Lopez Island
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Check-in at Lopez Community Center or Odlin County Park

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.

Registration opens on February 1st, through the Chamber website: www.lopezisland.com, and at www.active.com.

San Juan Island
Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
American Camp & English Camp

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

 

San Juan Island
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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.

San Juan Island
Sunday, April 26, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) leads the stellar cast in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge– the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

San Juan Island
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Sunday, April 26, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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 katie@sanjuans.org.

Orcas Island
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Various
Various locations on Orcas Island

The 2nd annual Orcas Island BirdFest brings together ‘birds of a feather’ – scientists, birders, artists and more – at a cultural and scientific mini-conference focusing on the fascinating diversity of Pacific Northwest birds.

Take part in bird and nature tours led by local experts, enjoy an exciting multi-media celebration of birds in the arts, and choose from a selection of fascinating workshops on the environmental plight of northwest birds and positive grassroots solutions. Don’t miss the chance to visit the beautiful forests and shorelines of Orcas Island where hundreds of species of birds stop to breed, nest and rest on their flight paths. Find tickets and schedule at www.orcasislandbirdfest.com.

 Photo credit:  Kim Middleton

 

 

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

Lavendera presents a free Introduction to Shiatsu with Richard and Ish. Come on in and learn more about Shiatsu massage. Richard Davenport and Ish Nielson will give an introduction to this ancient Japanese form of bodywork. Shiatsu therapists use finger and palm pressure on energetic pathways, called meridians to improve the flow of qi, therefore it is often also described as “finger pressure massage”. Unlike other forms of massage, with shiatsu no massage oil is applied, so you remain fully clothed during treatment. Shiatsu improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.

Orcas Island
Friday, May 1, 2015
Various
Various locations on Orcas Island

The 2nd annual Orcas Island BirdFest brings together ‘birds of a feather’ – scientists, birders, artists and more – at a cultural and scientific mini-conference focusing on the fascinating diversity of Pacific Northwest birds.

Take part in bird and nature tours led by local experts, enjoy an exciting multi-media celebration of birds in the arts, and choose from a selection of fascinating workshops on the environmental plight of northwest birds and positive grassroots solutions. Don’t miss the chance to visit the beautiful forests and shorelines of Orcas Island where hundreds of species of birds stop to breed, nest and rest on their flight paths. Find tickets and schedule at www.orcasislandbirdfest.com.

 Photo credit:  Kim Middleton

 

 

All San Juan Islands
Friday, May 1, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015
Various

During the month of May, the Town of Friday Harbor, in partnership with the Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island Historical Museums and the San Juan Island National Historical Park and other community organizations, will tell the stories of the people and places of the San Juans by celebrating National Historic Preservation Month as "History Lives Here." Guided walking tours, local history talks and other special events will attract visitors and residents alike, and portray the past as long-time islanders lived and remember it.

You can also experience San Juan Islands history with our self-guided Historic Friday Harbor Walking Tour, and watch for new events and specials here.

History Lives Here Events:

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  Roche Harbor Pioneer Cemetery Biographical Tour, May 9, Roche Harbor Resort & San Juan Historical Museum

•  Historic Downtown Friday Harbor Guided Tour, May 16, Town of Friday Harbor

•  Know Your Island Walks: Nichols Neighborhood/Sunshine Alley Walk, May 23, Town of Friday Harbor & SJI Trails Committee

•  Officers' Quarters Open House, May 30, San Juan Island National Historical Park

Orcas Island

•  Smugglers' Blues Speaker History Matinee Pt. 1 Harry Patten, May 17, Orcas Island Historical Museum

 The Smugglers' Blues- Opening Gala, May 23, Orcas Island Historical Museum

Lopez Island 

 •  Signature Quilts as Carriers of Community & Women's History, May 13 - June 21, Lopez Island Historical Society & Museum

Historic Lodging Properties

If you want to experience island history first hand, stay in one of these historic properties:

San Juan Island

Acanthus Suites

Argyle House

Bird Rock Hotel

Driftwood Farm Cottage

Etta’s Place

Ferry Landing Suites

The Friday Harbor Grand

Harrison House Suites

Kirk House Bed & Breakfast

Tucker House Inn

Roche Harbor Resort

Orcas Island

Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast

Kingfish Inn

Inn at Ship Bay

North Beach Inn

Orcas Hotel

Outlook Inn

Rosario Resort & Spa

Turtleback Farm Inn

West Beach Resort

Lopez Island

MacKaye Harbor Inn

 

 

Orcas Island
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Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Come Enjoy the Harvest! The Orcas Island Farmers Market is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the first weekend of October on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.

During most of October and November, the Market meets on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, located on Haven Street just south of Main Street on the way to Madrona Point. For information call:  360-317-8342.

All Items sold in the market are grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans. The market includes produce, much of it organic, crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, food and drink vendors, and some of Orcas Island's service organizations (historical museum, master gardeners).

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