Gounod’s ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare is an ideal vehicle for star soprano Anna Netrebko and the remarkable tenor Roberto Alagna, both of whom bring their incandescent appeal to the title roles. The irresistible Nathan Gunn is Mercutio and Plácido Domingo presides on the podium. Conductor: Plácido Domingo; Production: Guy Joosten; Anna Netrebko, Isabel Leonard, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, Robert Lloyd.
Experience the life of our early pioneers at the Annual Pioneer Family Festival. In addition to the museum displays, there will be interactive demonstrations of apple cider pressing, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving. See the Pig War re-enactors in authentic 1850s uniforms. Try your hand at the two man crosscut saw or the shooting gallery. Displays of antique autos, a petting zoo and a quilting exhibit.
Stroll the grounds and watch the demonstrations while you enjoy the food vendors, local Art and Craft vendors. There will also be games for the children including a shooting gallery, three-legged races, cake walks and sack races.
The daylong event will feature volunteers dressed in 19th century costumes.
This event is a fundraiser for San Juan Island Historical Museum and Friday Harbor Grange #225
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).
Visit the Lopez Farmers' Market to find island-grown vegetables, fruit and flowers, as well as island-produced food products such as jams, chutneys, pickles, fresh fudge, seafood, natural grass-fed meats, and more. You'll also be able to purchase a wide variety of arts and crafts including jewelry, soaps, healing oils and salves, glass art, textiles, art prints, photography, furniture, metal works, etc.—all by local artisans. The market runs seasonally on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the Lopez Center for Community & the Arts. The Lopez Market ends the weekend before Memorial Day in September and starts again the weekend after Labor Day in May.
For more information contact: Martha Garcia Phone: 360-468-2411 www.lopezfarmersmarket.com
Explore the history of limestone quarrying and the lime industry.Visit remaining Lime Kilns along the shores of Orcas Island aboard the 56-foot vessel "Orcas Express". Embark on a journey back in time when our islands were booming with industry. Local historian Boyd Pratt, will narrate this fascinating cruise.
You'll learn about an era when the coopers were kept busy building barrels to ship lime, and fire wood cutting was in high demand. Materials were moved by horse and wagon and many laboring hands. Steam vessels carried the loads and forests were logged to keep the lime kilns burning and the goods moving. Up to 3-4 cords per day were burned, per kiln site, not including firewood to power the steam boats engines.
Cruise includes a lunch of Orcas Village Store clam chowder, Napa salad, goodies, snacks & hot or cold beverages. If you have questions, call (360) 376-6566.
The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Brad Hanson to present NOAA’s 10 Year SRKW Report with research highlights as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series.
This special evening wraps up the summer speaker series, which featured eight experts on Climate Change—from oceanographers to botanists, biologists to meteorologists. The speakers provided a current look at climate change, and what actions are warranted by individuals as well as by our state and nation.
There is a reception at 5:00 p.m. and is co-hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, is for people who want to learn more about Northwest Straits Foundation’s role in protecting and restoring the health of the marine ecosystem in the San Juan Islands and throughout the entire Northwest Straits region.
Following the reception at 7:00 p.m., Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, who served on the Climate Legislative Executive Workgroup over the past year, and Stephanie Solien, Vice President of Climate Solutions and Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council Member, will kick off the evening program with keynote addresses, followed by presentations and a panel discussion on climate action perspectives.
The best of British theater from the London stage is in Friday Harbor! SJCT joins more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries that record the live transmissions via a satellite feed and then present them to theater audiences.
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
The cast also includes Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield. The production will be designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Lucy Carter, choreography by Lucy Guerin and sound design by Gregory Clarke.
David Ridgway and Art Hansen share a love of the land, especially the farms of the Skagit Valley. Shown both close-up and in the distance, both artists’ vision portray the exalted place, farms hold in the both the imagination and the actual landscape, the way food is grown, the way farm machines work the land, and how human beings interact with each other. David’s freshly painted oils displayed with Art’s watercolors that date from 1990’s - 2010, create a fresh and exciting visual representation of farms.
There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, September 13, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a complete fresh BBQ Salmon dinner, soft drinks, beer, wine and margaritas. There will be a live auction and music by the Argyle Street Jazz Band. No admittance charge. The whole family is invited.