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.
Enjoy the presentations from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center educational staff. There will be display boards with photos of local wild life and answer questions about the wild life on the island.
Chimera welcomes you to a reception on Saturday June 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for Craig Withrow (Metal), Randolph Kelts (ink), & Iris Graville (paper). Meet the artists and see their new work which includes a special collaborative piece.
Gallery hours: Monday and Thursday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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).
Serious hikers will enjoy this 2-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers splendid views of the Juan de Fuca and Haro straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland.
Days and times: Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., June 9 to September 1.
Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. Cohen plays regularly at the San Juan Farmer’s Market. He has worked with the Smithsonian in cataloging American folk music.
Days and times: Mondays, 7:30. to 9:00 p.m., June 10 to August 19.
Many of today’s island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp’s “frontiersmen in blue” played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how
agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.
Days and times: Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., June 12 to August 28
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast as part of National Theatre Live. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence –and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award–winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen. The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.
’The Audience is going to be one of the theatrical highlights of 2013.’ Daily Mail Show time: 7:30 p.m.
Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous.
This walk will take place on Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., June 6 to August 29. For more information or to set up a time by request call: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.