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Orcas Island
Sunday, September 7, 2014
12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Orcas Island Eclipse Charters, dock next to Orcas Ferry Landing

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.

San Juan Island
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Monday, September 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.
The Whale Museum, 62 First St.

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.

San Juan Island
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

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.

San Juan Island
Friday, September 12, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 Second Street, Friday Harbor

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.

Euripedes’ MEDEA

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.

 

San Juan Island
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Saturday, September 13, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014
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315 Argyle Street

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.

San Juan Island
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
5:00 p.m.
San Juan County Fair Grounds, Main Building, Argyle Street

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.

 

San Juan Island
Saturday, September 13, 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.

Lopez Island
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Saturday, September 13, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014
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Chimera Gallery, Lopez Village Plaza, Lopez Road

Reception on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. of new work by Sheila Simpson-Creps, Summer Moon Scriver, and Iris Graville.  Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments and conversation.  Show continues from  September 13th to October 10th.

Gallery hours in September: Wednesday through Saturday & Monday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  October Hours: Monday and Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Saturday, September 13, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Shipyard Cove

Join in for a full day trip to Patos Island and the opportunity to tour the historic 1893 lighthouse. Docents from the Keepers of the Patos Light will be on hand to provide information where you will learn the history of the lighthouse along with the legends and lore of the island. There is also a 1½ mile loop trail around the island to explore. The lighthouse is ¾ of a mile walk (one way) from the beach landing site and is a mix of strenuous to moderate to easy with the last ¼ mile on sidewalk. Approximate time on the island will be 3 hours.

Tickets are $60 per person in advance and will be limited by boat capacity. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the San Juan Historical Museum at 378-3949, or online at www.sjmuseum.org  

Proceeds for this trip will benefit the San Juan Historical Society’s, Museum of History & Industry.  

Image courtesy of Keepers of the Patos Light

Orcas Island
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Puccini’s wild-west opera had its world premiere in 1910 at the Met. On the occasion of its centennial, all-American diva Deborah Voigt sings the title role of the "girl of the golden west, "starring opposite Marcello Giordani. Conductor: Nicola Luisotti; Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, Lucio Gallo.

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