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Orcas Island
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Various locations on Orcas Island

The 2nd annual Orcas Island BirdFest brings together ‘birds of a feather’ – scientists, birders, artists and more – at a cultural and scientific mini-conference focusing on the fascinating diversity of Pacific Northwest birds. Take part in bird and nature tours led by local experts, enjoy an exciting multi-media celebration of birds in the arts, and choose from a selection of fascinating workshops on the environmental plight of northwest birds and positive grassroots solutions. Don’t miss the chance to visit the beautiful forests and shorelines of Orcas Island where hundreds of species of birds stop to breed, nest and rest on their flight paths. Find tickets and schedule at

 Photo credit:  Kim Middleton



Orcas Island
Monday, May 4, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Dance classes are taught the 1st Monday of the month. The classes are free and no partner is necessary. We teach Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Foxtrot, Tango and Salsa. Our goal is to teach you how to dance and have fun! The classes are open to everyone regardless of age, so come out and enjoy yourself.

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San Juan Island
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.

A powerful film odyssey explores the shift in America’s national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. DamNation shows how far things have moved and how quickly, from the assumption 50 years ago that dams were always a power for good, to the first successful attempt to remove a marginal dam 20 years ago on the Kennebec River. The film highlights other dam removal stories, including the Elwha and White Salmon Rivers in Washington.  Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. The film’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Running time:  87 minutes

San Juan Island
Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Monday, May 25, 2015
4:00 p.m.

Contemporary realism painted with depth and emotive qualities that remind us of our place in the world. Anelecia was grown and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She paints meditative and reflective paintings about our relationship with objects. Her quiet paintings of everyday objects reflect the passage of time...the used piece of soap, the crumbled up ticket and the stuffed animals. All these images strike a chord within us. Her paintings allow reminiscing about these special moments, in which time is fluid and moving.

Reception for the artist will be on Saturday, May 9th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. The artist will talk about her recent works.

San Juan Island
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Join our release party for 2014 Estate Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine, 2014 Yakima Valley grown Pinot Gris and Riesling.  

Red tastings, Hor d'Oerves and a glass of the wine.

San Juan Island
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:00 p.m.

Roche Harbor’s rustic pioneer cemetery, dating back to 1887, is the final resting place for over 27 of its lime works employees and their children. Its tranquil setting in the woods features white wrought iron and wooden fences. Join local researcher Robin Jacobson on a one-hour biographical tour with life stories of these permanent residents and where their families went next. Meet at the cemetery entrance next to Roche Harbor Airport. Carpools are encouraged.

Sponsored by: Roche Harbor Resort and the San Juan Historical Society & Museum.

Orcas Island
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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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 first weekend of October on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.

During most of 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).

Lopez Island
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts

Free events for the whole family, including sheep shearing, cheese making, spinning and weaving, felting and dyeing, sheep and goats to meet; vendors of local fleece, yarn, textiles, goat cheese. and local artisans.

Evening dinner presented by Vita’s Wildly Delicious with appetizers at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.. Auction is at 5:30 p.m.; tickets $44 per person or reserve a table of 8 for $350. Seating is limited so reservations are necessary.

For tickets and information on the dinner contact: or call 360-468-4268

Information on the day's events contact Island Fibers at: or call 360-468-2467

Portion of the proceeds to benefit Lopez Farm to School Program.

Lopez Island
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to Sunday, June 21, 2015
Noon - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

A display of signature quilts made by the Lopez community beginning in the late-1800s.

San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Meet at Memorial Park, Front & Spring Street

Friday Harbor is a coastal village rich with the history of the San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest. This tour tells the story of our heritage through the buildings and people you will meet as you walk our downtown streets and neighborhoods. Some hills.

The tour begins at Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Front and Spring streets. It is free to the public. For more information call 360.378.2810 during business hours, or via email sstrehlou(at)

Sponsored by:  Town of Friday Harbor