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San Juan Island
Saturday, July 26, 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.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, July 26, 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).

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
English Camp Parade Ground

Join Janet Oakley, author and former education coordinator for the Skagit County Historical Museum in LaConner, at Encampment for demonstrations of pioneer folkways from butter churning to Dutch oven baking and other tasks.

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 26, 2014
7:30 p.m.
100 Second Street, Friday Harbor

Think Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python.  

This original “band without instruments” got its bob-bob-bobbin’ start more than 30 years ago when two singing telegram deliverers lost their jobs and teamed up with a bass singer, songwriter and recording engineer and made their debut in a San Francisco Cuban restaurant.  The trio added a female singer and the quartet began playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche.  Today, original ‘Bob’ Matthew Stull and that bass singer Richard Greene remain on board with newer ‘Bobs’ Dan Shumacher and Angie Doctor. 

Lopez Island
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lopez Village next to the Community Center, Village Road North

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

San Juan Island
Sunday, July 27, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
English Camp Parade Ground & Barracks

Park staff, volunteers and re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada recreate life on San Juan Island at mid-19th century.

The weekend includes recreations of mid-19th century Royal Marine Light Infantry and U.S. Army camp life, demonstrations of music, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, sewing, cooperage and carpentry, along with the pageantry of period uniforms in scarlet and blue. Black powder rifled musket demonstrations and the firing of howitzer also are planned both days. As it has since its inception in 1998, Encampment commemorates the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by British and American forces from 1859 to 1872, and final settlement of the Northwest Boundary dispute.

Karen Haas will present “I Am Always on the Women’s Side - Civil War Vignettes” at 7 p.m., Friday, July 25 in the English Camp barracks.

Saturday (July 26) activities will culminate in the Candlelight Ball, scheduled at 8 p.m., in the English Camp barracks. The public is invited to join in the dancing and refreshments that will include the traditional cake and punch. Music for contra dancing will be provided by the Pig War Band.
For more information about or participating in Encampment 2014, call Doug Halsey at (360) 378-2240, extension 2228 or e-mail him at douglas_halsey@nps.gov. All black powder demonstrations are done with blank cartridges on a controlled range under strict NPS safety standards.

Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Lopez Island
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Sunday, July 27, 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, July 27, 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.

Orcas Island
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Thursday, July 31, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1286 Mt. Baker Rd., Suite A4

Working outdoors is a marvelous experience and humbling at the same time. Students with little or no experience in outdoor pastel painting will truly appreciate the immediacy of this saturated dry pigment. In addition, students will learn the benefits of layering and mark making as well as observational skills.

Whenever I paint outdoors, "en plein aire", I bring my indoor experience of looking closely at bounced light and surrounding colors and values. We will start off with this indoor instruction. Segments will include observation through still life, familiarization with outdoor equipment and the importance of simultaneous contrast in your painting. Before you work in color some elements in design and composition will be focused upon as well.

With Seattle teaching artist Barbara Noonan.  Artists retain copyright to their respective works.

San Juan Island
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
405 Park Street

Bring blankets or lawn chairs, a picnic, and enjoy an evening of great music.  Starts at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call:  360-378-4953

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