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San Juan Island
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Grange Hall, 152 1st Street

Wayfinders:  A Specific Odyssey

Centuries before European explorers ventured beyond their shorelines, the ancestors of today’s Polynesians had sailed to every habitable island in the far corners of the Pacific. This ancient Polynesian sea voyaging tradition comes to life again in Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey.  The film sweeps viewers into a seafaring adventure with a community of Pacific Islanders as they build traditional sailing canoes, learn how to follow the stars across the ocean and embark on a 2,000-mile voyage in the wake of their ancestors. As with many indigenous peoples, the cultural identity of Polynesians has become obscured by western belief systems, history and economics.  Filmmaker Gail Evenari focuses on the revival of one area of this deeply rooted culture: “wayfinding” — the art of navigating a canoe across long distances using only natural signs: the sun, the moon, the stars and the ocean swells.

Running time: 47 minutes

Coal - The Documentary

The Northwest is directly in the middle of an important controversy about whether or not coal export terminals should be built.  Such terminals have the potential to open up extremely lucrative markets for the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel at a time when the U.S. economy continues to struggle, but the potential environmental impacts simply can’t be ignored.  Coal is a new documentary that attempts to present a balanced introduction to the complexities of the debate that is raging relative to SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal near Bellingham, WA, which is projected to handle 52 million tons of coal exports a year, most of which would be bound for Asia.  Filmmakers Katie Campbell and Michael Werner tell the story through an array of voices from both sides of the controversy, making it clear that the opposing sides really operate in separate universes, arriving at their conclusions in totally different ways.

These films are organized by the FHFF as an ongoing fundraiser for the Friday Harbor Film Festival.   Show time is at 7:00 p.m.

Running time:  27 minutes

San Juan Island
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

Local architectural historian Boyd Pratt and Town of Friday Harbor historic preservation coordinator Sandy Stehlou will have an exclusive presentation on historic Sunshine Alley on the people, trends and events that influenced Sunshine Alley as we know it today.

Afterwards, stay to hear the results of the Sunshine Alley survey that was conducted by Tom Beckwith and Associates at 6:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
405 Park Street

Bring blankets or lawn chairs, a picnic, and enjoy an evening of great music.  Starts at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call:  360-378-4953

San Juan Island
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
English Camp National Historical Park, near barracks building

Are there snakes on the San Juans?  What kinds of owls live here?  Are these River Otters or Sea Otters? To find out the answers to these and other questions you have about Wildlife on the San Juan Islands, come and ask Education Staff from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

San Juan Island
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan County Park, Day Use Area

Are there snakes on the San Juans?  What kinds of owls live here? Are these River Otters or Sea Otters? To find out the answers to these and other questions you have about Wildlife on the San Juan Islands, join Education Staff from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for an informal talk and discussion.

Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Lopez Island
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
8:15 p.m.
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Bring the whole family to a wonderful free evening of Shakespeare performed in the outdoors. Written just after “Hamlet” was completed, “Twelfth Night” reveals a more mature Shakespeare, writing about miracles of reconciliation, of second chances and of redemption. Classic Shakespearean dramatic irony is paired with his trademark laugh-out-loud comedy plus a liberal dose of romance. Perennially popular, this play is Shakespeare at his best. Please dress warmly and bring a blanket. Chairs are provided at the San Juan venues. No tickets or reservations are needed. We are on a first-come-and-welcome-all basis.

Dates & Locations:  

July 9 - Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, Orcas Island

July 11 & 12 - Lopez Island Vineyards, Lopez Island

July 13 - Shaw Island Community Center

On San Juan Island:

July 17 - August 3 - Thursday through Sunday at Roche Harbor Outdoor Stage

August 8 - August 24 - Friday through Sunday at 1062 Wold Road Stage

 

San Juan Island
Thursday, July 24, 2014
7:00 p.m. Social, 7:30 p.m. Music
San Juan Community Theatre, Gubelman Room, 100 2nd Street

Daniel Finn:  Singin’ His Own Songs 

Ian Boulton:  Acoustic Ballads 

Both of these island singers/guitarists got their start at the age of 12. Daniel says he’s been writing songs in a kind of “crypto-pop/rock/soul-skidded groove” since then and has been performing them on San Juan Island for the past 35 years, including many concerts at the SJCT. Self-taught, Ian learned to play guitar by ear, listening to songs on albums of the many singer/songwriters of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. His primary influences include Neil Young, James Taylor (mostly their early work) and, later, Pete Townshend of The Who. He enjoys playing classic acoustic rock music on both 6 and 12-string guitars. 

San Juan Island
Thursday, July 24, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Grange Hall, 152 1st Street

Lara Whitely Binder, Outreach Specialist, Climate Impacts-Group and Center for Science in the Earth System; University of Washington.

Orcas Island
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Friday, July 25, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

The Bobs, described by the Seattle Times as "a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing, "use just their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sound. They have left an indelible mark on vocal music, expertly skewering standards and establishing their own hilarious norms. Once dubbed the only New Wave a cappella group in history, "The Bobs," commented The Washington Post, "prove that the human voice remains the most powerful instrument of all."

Burgers & Brew before the show at 6:00 p.m.! $15 at the door.

Orcas Island
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Friday, July 25, 2014
7:30 p.m.

The Bobs, described by the Seattle Times as "a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing, "use just their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sound. They have left an indelible mark on vocal music, expertly skewering standards and establishing their own hilarious norms. Once dubbed the only New Wave a cappella group in history, "The Bobs," commented The Washington Post, "prove that the human voice remains the most powerful instrument of all."

Burgers & Brew before the show at 6 pm! $15 at the door.

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