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San Juan Island
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Sunday, August 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
San Juan Vineyards, 3136 Roche Harbor Road, Friday Harbor

The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of San Juan Island, is holding its 8th annual Concours d'Elegance. The event is open to all Classic and Unique Cars. The awards presentation will be at 2:30 p.m.

There will also be wine, music and food. Rounding out the weekend will be a get-together Saturday afternoon for registered entrants to a BBQ and fun drive / poker rally, so come early and enjoy a relaxed and fun weekend.

This year, the Concours will consist of a “Judged” section and a “Display Only” section. All vehicles will be eligible for the three “People’s Choice” awards.

The entrant fee is $35.00 for “Display Only” cars, $50.00 the “Judged” category, (each additional vehicle will be $20.00) and $15.00 for Motorcycles.
For additional information see our website at:

Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Lopez Island
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Sunday, August 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
Sunday, August 24, 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.

San Juan Island
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Grange Hall, 152 1st Street

Baraka is a film with no narrative, complemented by the hybrid world-music of Michael Stearns.  A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion, it explores themes via a kaleidoscopic compilation of natural events, human activities and technological phenomena shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period.  Barakabrings together a series of stunningly photographed scenes to capture what director Ron Fricke calls “a guided mediation on humanity.” Cameras show the world, with an emphasis not on “where,” but on “what’s there.” Named after a Sufi word that translates roughly as “breath of life” or “blessing,” Baraka is a tour-de-force in 70mm that unites religious ritual, the phenomena of nature, and man’s own destructive powers into a web of moving images. “The goal of the film,” says producer Mark Magidson, “was to reach past language, nationality, religion and politics and speak to the inner viewer.”

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: 1 hour 36 minutes

Orcas Island
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to Thursday, August 28, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1286 Mt. Baker Rd., Suite A4

In this intense 3-day workshop you create a series of lively alla prima studies working from nude and clothed models with set ups and costumes inspired by the colorful ballerina works of Impressionist Master, Degas.

Starting with a review of figure and pastel basics, you quickly progress to a hands on exploration of Degas' colorful and inventive palette choices, his masterful manipulation of composition, and the sumptuous layering of light and color over the complex surfaces of his images. You closely study the intention and techniques of the Master, including his contribution to both Impressionist and more modern abstract Expressionist sensibilities, and learn to strengthen your own work with those elements you most admire in his.

With Gage Academy teaching artist Terry Furchgott.  Artists retain copyright to their respective works.

Lopez Island
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts, 204 Village Rd.

Perpetual E Motion is the theme for this summer Contra Dance.

San Juan Island
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Thursday, August 28, 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
Thursday, August 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Friday Harbor Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

Dr. Philip Mote, Atmospheric Scientist and Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University, Oregon State Climatologist.

San Juan Island
Friday, August 29, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street

Join Boyd Pratt, Doug McCutchen, of the San Juan County Land Bank, and Mike Vouri for this evening of viewing 1890's images of the San Juan Islands by the U.S. Coast Survey’s John Gilbert.

Vouri will open the discussion with a look at the first survey of the islands by the Coast Survey’s naval assistant, Lt. Cmdr. James Alden, and surveyor and map maker George Davidson operating from the U.S. Coast Steamer Active from 1853-1860.

Pratt will follow with insights on Gilbert’s land-use T-sheets. McCutchen will then present a series of slides that capture from the same perspective today the sites of Gilbert’s images.




San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Friday, August 29, 2014
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

The Friday Harbor Art Market begins its third season in Friday Harbor on the Brickworks Plaza, June 20. The art market will run every Friday from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. through August 29.  There will be several new artists this year, joining the “Artisan’s on the Plaza”, not only from San Juan Island but also from Orcas, Lopez and Waldron islands. The variety of work will include jewelry, pottery, photography, baskets, clothing, woodwork, glass, paintings, soaps, art cards, screen printing, lotions, and more.

Cynthia's of Course! will be the seasonal food vendor, serving up her specialties each week.

The music lineup is complete as the market welcomes back Teddy Deane, The Rocky Bay Boys, Oliver Strasser, Kuba Tana Marimba and Katura  Marimba. 

New to the art market will be a "hands-on" activity, called “The Creation Station". This will be an interactive art station for kids to adults and anyone who drops in to the station will walk away with their on artistic creation.  Pamela Hoke, nature artist and gallery owner, is coordinating this free 7-8 week event and will be facilitating several projects herself.

For information as to how you can participate as an artist, a food vendor, a musician or an art project facilitator, contact Debbie Pigman,  or 360-472-0216.