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San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday Harbor Airport, Friday Harbor

The 5th Annual Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In and Open House is one of America’s favorite flying destinations. The Friday Harbor Airport draws more than its share of interesting aircraft, including antiques, warbirds, and homebuilts.

In each of the previous years, spectators have enjoyed the exciting fly-bys of rare aircraft from both the Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham and Historic Flight at Paine Field in Everett. The popular Blackjack Squadron will be back with their impressive formation arrival and landing.

Several hangars will be open with displays and activities, including face painting and free gliders for the kids. Register to win free airplane and helicopter rides. The day starts at 8:00 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. The show starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. For lunch you can choose among burgers, pizza, bratwursts, ice cream and popcorn.

Admission and parking are free, as well as a specially-marked shuttle from downtown Friday Harbor. The only way to spend money is on food, souvenirs and biplane rides. For more information and to watch a video of last year’s Fly-In check out the blog: www.fridayharborflyin.blogspot.com

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
English Camp Parade Ground & Barracks

Park staff, volunteers and re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada recreate life on San Juan Island at mid-19th century.

The weekend includes recreations of mid-19th century Royal Marine Light Infantry and U.S. Army camp life, demonstrations of music, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, sewing, cooperage and carpentry, along with the pageantry of period uniforms in scarlet and blue. Black powder rifled musket demonstrations and the firing of howitzer also are planned both days. As it has since its inception in 1998, Encampment commemorates the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by British and American forces from 1859 to 1872, and final settlement of the Northwest Boundary dispute.

Karen Haas will present “I Am Always on the Women’s Side - Civil War Vignettes” at 7 p.m., Friday, July 25 in the English Camp barracks.

Saturday (July 26) activities will culminate in the Candlelight Ball, scheduled at 8 p.m., in the English Camp barracks. The public is invited to join in the dancing and refreshments that will include the traditional cake and punch. Music for contra dancing will be provided by the Pig War Band.
For more information about or participating in Encampment 2014, call Doug Halsey at (360) 378-2240, extension 2228 or e-mail him at douglas_halsey@nps.gov. All black powder demonstrations are done with blank cartridges on a controlled range under strict NPS safety standards.

San Juan Island
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Meet Mike Buettell, Roche harbor resident and volunteer trail builder, to return and further explore the Briggs Lake Trail in the Roche Harbor Highlands.  The trail has been closed for work on the lake and dam and we will learn about this. 

Meet and park at the intersection of West Valley and Roche Harbor Roads.  Length is 4 mi. RT.  Terrain is slight uphill and downhill sections on service roads.  Rating is moderate.  Dogs on leashes welcome.  Rain or shine.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna star in this ravishing romance from the world’s most popular opera composer. Gheorghiu plays the kept woman who gambles on true love, and Alagna is the man who makes her question the cost of her glittering existence, in a new production by Nicolas Joël. Conductor: Marco Armiliato; Production: Nicolas Joël; Angela Gheorghiu, Lisette Oropesa, Roberto Alagna, Marius Brenciu, Samuel Ramey.

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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. High season hours (July 4 – Labor Day) are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Low season hours are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The market takes place each Saturday from mid-April through October both inside and outside of Brickworks. In November and December it takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, and from January – April on the 1st Saturday of the month.

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, beautifully renovated to provide a year-round farmers market and event space.

San Juan Island
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Lime Killn Point State Park.(near the Lighthouse), 1567 West Side Rd

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.

Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Lopez Island
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Saturday, July 26, 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

 

Lopez Island
Saturday, July 26, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Lopez Island Historical Museum, 28 Washburn, Lopez Village

The Lopez Island Historical Society is hosting a community picnic on July 26, starting at 11:00 on the museum grounds. You bring blankets and your picnic lunch, we'll provide the entertainment. In addition to a great afternoon of music produced by Bill Johnson, we'll have activities for the kids and storytelling for both kids and adults at this heritage tourism event.

The museum's west wall will feature the beginning of a new exhibit. The "You Are Making History Timeline" will provide a chance for you to reserve your place in Lopez Island history. You'll be able to enter the date you arrived on Lopez as well as the date your earliest ancestor arrived. We'll collect names and dates for 2 years, then will turn the Timeline into a permanent exhibit.

Someday, your great-great-grandchildren's grandchildren are going to come to Lopez looking for their family stories. They will see your name on our timeline and may discover a treasure trove of your family photos and letters in the museum archives.

We hope you'll join us at the picnic!

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 26, 2014
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 45 Hawthorne Lane

During July and August join us for a FREE guided walking tour of the farm with Pelindaba Lavender Farm’s owner/founder Stephen Robins. The tours are FREE and no reservation is needed. We suggest arriving at the Farm 15 mins before the tour starts. Parking, restroom and picnic facilities are available.

Dates & Times in July and August:

Fridays - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays - 2:00 p.m.

Sundays - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
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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 last weekend of September on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.

During 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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