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San Juan Island
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

FRIENDS of the San Juans invites you to help clean up South Beach as part of the 5th Annual Great Island Clean-up – San Juan Island’s spring cleaning!

Past years' clean-ups have removed 100's of pounds of marine debris from local beaches. Marine debris is a big environmental problem. Fishing nets and six-pack holders trap fish and other marine creatures; animals and birds mistake trash for food and choke on the plastic and paper; and floating garbage fouls our beaches.

We’ll also have FRIENDS staff on hand to tell you about current issues facing our marine ecosystem and how you can join additional efforts to keep the Salish Sea a healthy place for people and wildlife.

For more information call: Jana Marks 360-378-2319 or email:

Lopez Island
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Watmough Bay Trailhead

The BLM, San Juan Islands National Monument in partnership with Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District, San Juan County Land Bank, San Juan Preservation Trust, Lopez School, Lopez Island Conservation Corps and many others will host our 10th annual Earth Day Beach and road side clean-up for several south Lopez beaches and other popular areas.

We will meet at the Watmough Bay trailhead to receive our assignments, establish carpools and identify beach and road teams at 10:00 am. Folks are encouraged to bring day packs, water, lunches, snacks and dress for the ever changing weather. We will provide gloves, trash bags and other supplies. We'll gather all our trash and beach litter, share interesting stories of treasures found, snap lots of photos, mosey our way to the Lopez Dump and celebrate our success at the Procession of the Species Parade 3:00 pm, Lopez Community Center.

Please bring your smiles and great attitudes and if possible please RVSP with Nick Teague, BLM, at 360.468.3754 or

Orcas Island, San Juan Island
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. - noon
Roadsides and beaches of San Juan, Orcas & Lopez 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 San Juan, Orcas and Lopez 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; and Jana Marks is coordinating the beach clean-ups (she can be reached at 360-378-2319 or Kira Bradshaw is organizing all the clean-up activities on Orcas Island; she can be reached at The coordinator on Lopez is Nikyta Palmisani,

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

San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San Juan Islands Museum of Art

A Workshop for All Levels….Bring your artistic muse and your imagination. Join mixed media artist Jan Murphy for a fun-filled afternoon of exploration into the wild and wacky world of assemblage art. Explore techniques and methods for creating one-of-a-kind artwork using your treasured “junk”, found objects and thrift store items.

Sign up online or call IMA!


San Juan Island
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Come join the fun! This year FOLKS is being joined by Leadership San Juan’s to help spring Lime Kiln Point State Park into its 2015 season!!

Bring a pair of work gloves, gardening tools (pruners, digging knives, knee pads, tarps, rakes, brooms, sturdy footwear…), but most of all, bring your SMILES!! We will have yummy refreshments for volunteers to enjoy. Come for as much or as little as you have time to offer. Any and all help is very much appreciated! Event is rain or shine, as we have indoor projects too! See you there!!

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
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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On April 22 there will be a presentation on Sharp-Tailed Snake with WDFW Biologist Ruth Milner & Doug McCutchen, SJCLB Preserve Steward at San Juan Grange Hall.. Time: 7:00 p.m.

On April 23 there is a field trip on Sharp-Tailed Snake with WDFW Biologist Ruth Milner & Doug McCutchen, SJCLB Preserve Steward at Young Hill. Time: TBD

San Juan Island
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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On April 22 there will be a presentation on Sharp-Tailed Snake with WDFW Biologist Ruth Milner & Doug McCutchen, SJCLB Preserve Steward at San Juan Grange Hall.. Time: 7:00 p.m.

On April 23 there is a field trip on Sharp-Tailed Snake with WDFW Biologist Ruth Milner & Doug McCutchen, SJCLB Preserve Steward at Young Hill. Time: TBD

San Juan Island
Friday, April 24, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza

Each summer, our resident pods of orca whales come together in what are called “greeting ceremonies.” In this spirit, The Whale Museum invites all orca supporters to our 9th Annual Celebration of the “Orca Greeting Ceremony.”

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a happy hour & silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction and dessert auction. For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext. 30.


San Juan Island
Friday, April 24, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015
San Juan County Fair Grounds, 846 Argyle Avenue

 The San Juan County Parks & Fair Department is excited for the second season of Drive-In Movies at the Fairgrounds. The series begins at civil twilight and run every Friday evening through June 26th. Parking will be first come, up to an hour before the show! 

Movies begin at dusk. Parking/Concessions open at 7:45 p.m. Movie sound transmits to your car radio or bring your portable FM radio.  Admission Price: $5.00/person, Kids 5 & under are FREE, Family (Up to 5) $20

Dates & Movies:

April 24 - Hook

May 1 - Jurassic Park

May 8 - A League of Their Own

May 15 - E.T.

May 22 - Casablanca

May 29 - Frozen

June 5 - Night at the Museum

June 12 - Ferries Bueller's Day Off

June 19 - Mrs. Doubtfire

June 26 - Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone