This is one of Orcas Islands most beloved and anticipated events: the Pet Parade. Sponsored by the Kaleidoscope Childcare Center, last year’s parade was filled with over 100 furry, feathered and scaled entrants. Everything from tadpoles to guinea pigs, ducklings to sheep, kid brothers to horses.
Christopher Peacock, accomplished musician, author and Rosario historian, offers a presentation of music and photography that walks guests through the history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate. Highlights of the presentation include the historic Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion’s 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ with the silent film, stories of the Mansion’s most colorful residents, and Christopher’s original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Presented on Saturdays only at 4:00 p.m. through mid June in the Music Room of the Moran Mansion. The exceptions are Saturday, February 23 and March 2, 2013 when there will not be a performance. Starting after mid June, the music will be presented daily (except Sundays) at 4:00 p.m. Complimentary and open to the public.
"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 outdoors on the Brickworks Plaza, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street, from April through October on each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. It then moves indoors for the winter to Friday Harbor High School on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays in Nov and Dec. Then it will be held on the 1st Sat of the month for Jan - April. The market moves back to the Brickworks building in April for another great season.
The Brickworks is Friday Harbor’s newest rehabilitated historic site. The building was built in 1920 to house The Friday Harbor Brick and Tile Company. Today it is the last surviving industrial building in Friday Harbor. The rehabilitation is expected to be completed in May 2013 and will expand the Brickworks Plaza by providing year-round indoor market and event space in an important historic setting.
Take a walk across town and visit six historic religious sites. Some continue to be places of worship, others found new ways to serve the community--all have a rich story to tell. Wear good walking shoes; this tour covers a lot of ground! Time: 10:00 a.m. For more information: 360-378-2810, email@example.com.
Join Jane Wentworth of the Native Plant Society and Doug McCutchen, San Juan County Land Bank Steward, to walk the Westside Preserve. Famous for its views of sunsets, marine wildlife and sweeping vistas, it is also home to one of the rarer and most bio‐diverse habitats of our region. Meet and park at Lime Kiln Point State Park to carpool to trailhead. (Discovery or day pass required). Length is 1.25 me. RT. Terrain is rustic trail with some travel on county road. Rating is moderate. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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 last weekend of September on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.
During October and through most of 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.
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).
Join us for the OIHM Annual Open House and Volunteer Appreciation event. This new exhibit highlights the photograph collection of early Orcas photographer James T. Geoghegan. The Museum will be open for this event Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more information call: 360-376-4849 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join architectural historian Boyd Pratt and Roche Harbor Resort Lodging Director Sam Jacobson for tours of Roche Harbor Village, cemetery and the McMillin family Mausoleum. The McMillins, their employees and neighbors built a community, lived, worked and in some cases, are still buried here. They left behind wonderful stories of life on San Juan Island.
Time and location: Mausoleum Tour 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., meet at the Moped Rental. Roche Harbor Village Tour 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., meet in front of the De Haro Hotel. For more information: Mausoleum tour 360-378-2810 or email@example.com. Village tour 800-451-8910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The event narrative should be changed to: Since the end of World War I, American Legion Legion Hacket Larson Post 163 has commemorated the service men and women who have served the nation in the various branches of the military. The Legion’s annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremony is both an authentic small town parade and a worthy tribute to the sacrifices made by Americans both past and present. Check the local newspaper to confirm starting time.
Andrea Rose, artist and entrepreneur, speaks about her latest passion, LegalShield, as an empowerment in your life. She shares her enthusiasm for the well being of her community by demonstrating the advantages of access to affordable theft protection and legal coverage.
Rose has a background in education and public service, including 14 years combined experience as Town of Friday Harbor deputy town clerk, Public Works office manager, and water treatment plant operator. In addition she continues to pursue her entrepreneurial and creative spirit as a jewelry designer and artist. Starts at 7:00 p.m.