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Orcas Island
Saturday, April 11, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Orcas Village Green and Orcas Center

Hear ye, hear ye! Renowned Shakespearean actors and enthusiastic small-town performers are coming together on Orcas Island for two days of classic and fun entertainment.

The 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival will feature a production by the Seattle Shakespeare Company, parades, and impromptu acting by Orcas musicians and performers both young and old, and a variety of offerings from island restaurants, hotels and shops for visitors and locals alike. Restaurants and shops will feature Shakespearean Specials during the weekend, transforming the island into a Salish Sea version of Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

San Juan Island
Saturday, April 11, 2015
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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. Between July 4 and Labor Day, the market closes at 1:30 p.m. From January – March the market is open on the 1st Saturday of the month and closes as 1:00 p.m.. The market takes place each Saturday from April 4, 2015 through October 24, 2015 both inside and outside of Brickworks. The holiday schedule for 2015 will be Nov 7 & 21, Dec 12 & 19.

San Juan Island
Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Lavendera Massage Lavendera Massage - Center for Evolving Well Being, 285 Spring Street

Every third Thursday, (except during County Fair on Thursday of August 14th) Lavendera Massage opens the doors to our community of gifted healers for Wellness Nights. Stop by between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m to share your own gifts, and/or receive from others. Enjoy connecting into a unique network of people in the uplifting environment of reciprocal healing. Each session lasts about 10-15 minutes and can include clothed massage, energy work, and intuitive readings.

As of October, our Thursday evening events will begin at 6:30 p.m. until next summer.

San Juan Island
Saturday, April 18, 2015
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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. Between July 4 and Labor Day, the market closes at 1:30 p.m. From January – March the market is open on the 1st Saturday of the month and closes as 1:00 p.m.. The market takes place each Saturday from April 4, 2015 through October 24, 2015 both inside and outside of Brickworks. The holiday schedule for 2015 will be Nov 7 & 21, Dec 12 & 19.

Orcas Island, San Juan Island
Sponsor
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. - noon
Roadsides and beaches on Orcas & San Juan Islands

In the 2014 Great Island Clean-Up, over 250 people collected about 6250 pounds of litter from the roadsides and beaches of San Juan and Orcas Islands, and how wonderful everything looked! But sadly, a portion of our refuse continues to end up as litter. Thoughtless tossing of bottles, cans, food wrappers, or cigarette butts; accidental “blowing away” of debris from unsecured loads on boats and trucks; or deliberate dumping of tires, etc., all contribute to the need to make litter pick-up an ongoing effort.

Islanders and visitors alike are invited to join in the fun and help give both San Juan and Orcas their annual spring cleaning! Litter-picker-uppers can work as individuals, families, or as part of a larger group. On San Juan Island, David Dehlendorf is coordinating the roadside pick-ups (he can be reached at 360-378-1082 or dauffa@gmail.com); and Jana Marks is coordinating the beach clean-ups (she can be reached at 360-378-2319 or jana@sanjuans.org). Kira Bradshaw is organizing all the clean-up activities on Orcas Island; she can be reached at 360-317-8160 or kirabradshaw72@gmail.com.

We hope you will want to participate this year in making us “litter-free by the sea”!

San Juan Island
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.

The Barefoot Bandit tells the almost unbelievable tale of the life and capture of Northwest native Colton Harris-Moore, following his legendary two-year international crime spree (which included exploits in the San Juans) that captured the imagination of the public and press around the nation.

The film explores the dynamics of Harris-Moore’s family as well as his personal exploration and growth. The teenage boy who camped in the woods and, wearing no shoes, broke into vacation homes, became obsessed with airplanes. His dream of flying and designing airplanes became a reality when he ran away from a halfway house at the age of 15 and stole the first of five airplanes. He survived several crash landings while flying across the U.S. and eventually ended up in the Bahamas, where he was arrested.  Colton’s captor, lawyer, mother and the FBI team that hunted him for two years, as well as others involved in this real-life drama, tell the truly amazing story of “The Barefoot Bandit.”

Running time:  74 minutes

San Juan Island
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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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. Between July 4 and Labor Day, the market closes at 1:30 p.m. From January – March the market is open on the 1st Saturday of the month and closes as 1:00 p.m.. The market takes place each Saturday from April 4, 2015 through October 24, 2015 both inside and outside of Brickworks. The holiday schedule for 2015 will be Nov 7 & 21, Dec 12 & 19.

Lopez Island
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Check-in at Lopez Community Center or Odlin County Park

Registration opens on February 1st, through the Chamber website: www.lopezisland.com, and at www.active.com.

This very popular non-competitive bicycle tour of Lopez Island is brought to you by the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce and is the kickoff event for cycling in the beautiful San Juan Islands. Whether you make it a day trip or make it a weekend getaway you will not be disappointed! Many of our riders return every year for this event.

There are four routes (5, 12, 17 & 31 mile) that are marked with our unique recycled bicycles with two starting points – Odlin Park at the north end close to the ferry landing, and Lopez Community Center in Lopez Village. There are three designated rest areas along the route that offer great bakery treats provided by The Galley Restaurant, fresh organic fruit provided by Blossom Grocery, water and other assistance if needed. Rest areas open at 8:00 a.m.

All routes end in the Village at Lopez Community Center where you will enjoy a 3 course lunch. Cyclists and locals alike enjoy lunch, a beer garden and music provided in the Pavilion. On-site massage will be available for those who want to really relax!

Tour de Lopez is a fundraising event for the Chamber of Commerce to cover the costs of operating and maintaining the public restrooms, showers, and grounds in Village Park. It serves as a great introduction to Lopez for first time visitors – many riders come back throughout the year. Hope to see you April 25th!

Orcas Island
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Various
Various locations on Orcas Island

BirdFest is a celebration of birds, nature tours, workshops, art exhibits and a scientific symposium, all focusing on the health and wonder of birds and grassroots solutions. Orcas Island offers an unforgettable experience showcasing the natural splendor of the San Juan Islands.

 Photo credit:  Kim Middleton

Orcas Island
Friday, May 1, 2015
Various
Various locations on Orcas Island

BirdFest is a celebration of birds, nature tours, workshops, art exhibits and a scientific symposium, all focusing on the health and wonder of birds and grassroots solutions. Orcas Island offers an unforgettable experience showcasing the natural splendor of the San Juan Islands.

 Photo credit:  Kim Middleton

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