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Orcas Island
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 to Sunday, June 22, 2014
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Orcas Island Historical Museum

This special History Lives Here event, Signature Orcas Island Quilts: Old and Contemporary,  features an exhibit of handmade quilts made by Orcas Island women. 

Museum Hours: Prior to May 23, by appointment only. Starting May 23rd, visit the Orcas Island Historical Museum Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and  Sunday 12:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Friday, May 9, 2014 to Saturday, May 24, 2014
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San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

SJCT celebrates its 25th Anniversary season with the return of its first musical in 1989:  ever-loving Annie! 

Music by CHARLE STROUSE, Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN. Book by THOMAS MEEHAN. Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin. Directed by Susan Williams. Musical Direction by Jim Collado

Dates & Show Times:

Friday & Saturday, May 9-10 at 7:30 p.m.  Thursdays - Saturdays May 15*-17, 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, May 11 & 18  at 2:00 p.m. 

*May 15 is Bargain Night: Adults $16  Students $8

Lopez Island
Friday, May 9, 2014 to Sunday, May 18, 2014
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Lopez Island Historical Museum, Lopez Village

A display of signature quilts made by the Lopez community beginning in the late-1800's.

Photo Credit:  Karen Alexander

San Juan Island
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Friday, May 9, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

Each summer, our resident pods of orca whales come together in what are called “greeting ceremonies.” In this spirit, The Whale Museum invites all orca supporters to our 8th Annual Celebration of the “Orca Greeting Ceremony.” This Fundraising Dinner and Auction will be held on Friday, May 9 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor.  The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a happy hour & silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction and dessert auction.  For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext. 30.

 

 

San Juan Island
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Saturday, May 10, 2014 to Sunday, June 1, 2014
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315 Argyle Street

Jennifer Williams - Mixed media paintings.  Her paintings emerge through a process of acrylic layered over mixed media on birch panels. The collaged surface materials often consist of maps and text from a region, paper bags, sand paper, cedar bark, and gold flake. This new body of work will feature the lands and waters of the San Juan Islands.

Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli -  Blown & Formed glass objects.  Jeremy and Allison’s works are inspired by the natural world and how people relate to nature. In the presence of nature, there is absence, where the mind can wander over open spaces and find a sense of calm. Their glass works convey this spirit as each piece has a strong sense of quiet and personal space.

There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, May 10 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, May 10, 2014
4:00 p.m.
1400 Rosario Drive, Orcas Island

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. late September to mid June in the Music Room of the Moran Mansion. Starting after mid June, the music will be presented daily (except Sundays) at 4:00 p.m. Complimentary and open to the public. For more information call: Rosario at 360-376-2152 ext. 300

San Juan Island
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Saturday, May 10, 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, May 10, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
620 University Rd., Friday Harbor

This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities in self-guided tours. Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, electron and confocal microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Kids are particularly encouraged to attend.

The public is invited to learn more about the equipment used by scientists to learn more about marine zoology, botany, fisheries and oceanography. People can step aboard and tour our 58' research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and high-tech sonar systems. There will be a demonstration of SCUBA equipment including a SCUBA dive from the FHL dock.

Sturdy shoes are recommended because the tour route includes rough dock planks, gravel paths and trails. You can find free popcorn in the tradition of Friday Harbor Laboratories' Open Houses, and light refreshments will be available in the Dining Hall for a small fee.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, May 10, 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).

Orcas Island
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Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eastsound Village Green, 225 North Beach Rd., Orcas Island

Delicious Northwest hard ciders and meads, festive live music and gourmet food pairings from Orcas Island’s finest restaurants will make for a winning combination at this annual festival on Orcas Island. Producers up and down the west coast and Canada including Finnriver, Wescott Bay, Edgemount, Sky River, Alpenfire, Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Lopez Island Vineyards & Winery, Hidden Legend, Chaucer's Mead, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Mountain Meadows Mead, Snowdrift, Honey Run and Tieton Cider Works will be gathered together under the tasting tent on the beautiful Eastsound Village Green alongside the Saturday Farmers’ Market.

Orcas home brews will be judged by the professionals and the winners will be crowned “Orcas Best of the Fest.”

Anyone over 21 may enter the tasting tent for a minimum $5 contribution to the Orcas Island Farm-to-Cafeteria Program. Co-organizers Ray’s General Store and Pharmacy and the Northwest Cider Association help produce the event alongside the Farm to Cafeteria volunteers.

For more information contact: Madie Murray at 360-376-3064 or Email: gomadie@gmail.com

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