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San Juan Island
Friday, May 30, 2014
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San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street; American Camp parade ground, 4668 Cattle Point Road

A special History Lives Here event:

The San Juan Island National Historical Park, the San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Historical Society are co-sponsoring a Fireside Program and Historical Structures Tour to commemorate the long history of American Camp's Officers' Quarters, Historic Structure 11 (HS-11), and the other buildings associated with it at American Camp.

Our primary purpose is to celebrate the families who played a major role in conserving HS-11, which was constructed by the U.S. Army in 1856 and moved to San Juan Island during the Pig War crisis. Following the joint military occupation of the island, the building remained in place, as a farm house, to several families, but primarily the Firth's, Firth's/LaChappelle's and McRae's.

We will also be applauding the start of the long-awaited restoration of HS-11's interior, which will begin this year, and may be already underway, depending on maintenance scheduling.

The fireside program, "Legacy of American Camp" is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., May 30 at the San Juan Island Library.  There will be a discussion with pioneer descendants.

The "Historic Structures Tour" will be on May 31 from Noon - 4:00 p.m. at the American Camp Parade Ground.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, May 31, 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 31, 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
Saturday, May 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Various studios & galleries, San Juan Island

The 23rd Annual San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour celebrates where local art is created -- in personal studios and workshops down hidden driveways sprinkled around the island.  Come enjoy this free, self-guided tour featuring 13 artists' studios, plus 39 guest artists, sharing their prints, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture and fiber.  Gain a greater knowledge and clearer understanding of the artists and their mediums.  Purchase art at the source, often before it is shown in national art shows and galleries.  Enjoy art, local musicians and lovely gardens.  Enter to win a piece of original artwork at each studio. Studios open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maps and brochures are available at www.sanjuanislandartists.com and at many businesses in Friday Harbor.  For more information call Dan Wyatt or Mary Sly at 360-378-7110 or email: sjsilk@centurytel.net.

San Juan Island
Saturday, May 31, 2014
See Description
San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street; American Camp parade ground, 4668 Cattle Point Road

A special History Lives Here event:

The San Juan Island National Historical Park, the San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Historical Society are co-sponsoring a Fireside Program and Historical Structures Tour to commemorate the long history of American Camp's Officers' Quarters, Historic Structure 11 (HS-11), and the other buildings associated with it at American Camp.

Our primary purpose is to celebrate the families who played a major role in conserving HS-11, which was constructed by the U.S. Army in 1856 and moved to San Juan Island during the Pig War crisis. Following the joint military occupation of the island, the building remained in place, as a farm house, to several families, but primarily the Firth's, Firth's/LaChappelle's and McRae's.

We will also be applauding the start of the long-awaited restoration of HS-11's interior, which will begin this year, and may be already underway, depending on maintenance scheduling.

The fireside program, "Legacy of American Camp" is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., May 30 at the San Juan Island Library.  There will be a discussion with pioneer descendants.

The "Historic Structures Tour" will be on May 31 from Noon - 4:00 p.m. at the American Camp Parade Ground.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, May 31, 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, May 31, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St., Sunshine Alley

Join local historian and preservation architect Boyd Pratt for a guided tour of historic Sunshine Alley.

Sunshine Alley is in the works to become a Friday Harbor destination. It is home to the newly rehabilitated historic Brickworks,  a venue for the farmers’ market, art markets, and many other public and private cultural, civic and family events. Alleys are always a bit mysterious; Sunshine Alley is no different with its mix of residential, industrial and commercial neighbors. Before redevelopment of the alley begins, discover its secrets, how it changed over time, and the people who lived and worked there. Participants will gather at Brickworks under the bell. Arrive early to enjoy the bounty of the farmers market. 

Lopez Island
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Saturday, May 31, 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, June 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Various studios & galleries, San Juan Island

The 23rd Annual San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour celebrates where local art is created -- in personal studios and workshops down hidden driveways sprinkled around the island.  Come enjoy this free, self-guided tour featuring 13 artists' studios, plus 39 guest artists, sharing their prints, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture and fiber.  Gain a greater knowledge and clearer understanding of the artists and their mediums.  Purchase art at the source, often before it is shown in national art shows and galleries.  Enjoy art, local musicians and lovely gardens.  Enter to win a piece of original artwork at each studio. Studios open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maps and brochures are available at www.sanjuanislandartists.com and at many businesses in Friday Harbor.  For more information call Dan Wyatt or Mary Sly at 360-378-7110 or email: sjsilk@centurytel.net.

San Juan Island
Sunday, June 1, 2014
2:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

The islands’ popular Sunday afternoon of non-stop, high-spirited harmonies is back! With a medley of contemporary and old-time favorites, close harmony, and general musical merrymaking, Barbershop Bonanza features the sonorous sounds of mainland groups and hometown talents. 

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