Perpetual E Motion is the theme for this summer Contra Dance.
Join us for a powerful and poignant evening talk as Shann Weston shares the wisdom she cultivated through her experience with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Are there snakes on the San Juans? What kinds of owls live here? Are these River Otters or Sea Otters? To find out the answers to these and other questions you have about Wildlife on the San Juan Islands, come and ask Education Staff from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Learn how climate change impacts the Pacific Northwest in a presentation by Dr. Philip Mote, Oregon State Climatologist and Atmospheric Scientist and Director at the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University (OSU), in a presentation at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 28, at the Friday Harbor Brickworks on San Juan Island. He will also speak at 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall in Eastsound on Orcas Island.
Dr. Mote will discuss a comprehensive report issued last fall on the risks that climate change poses to the Northwest, released as part of the US National Climate Assessment.
Join Boyd Pratt, Doug McCutchen, of the San Juan County Land Bank, and Mike Vouri for this evening of viewing 1890's images of the San Juan Islands by the U.S. Coast Survey’s John Gilbert.
Vouri will open the discussion with a look at the first survey of the islands by the Coast Survey’s naval assistant, Lt. Cmdr. James Alden, and surveyor and map maker George Davidson operating from the U.S. Coast Steamer Active from 1853-1860.
Pratt will follow with insights on Gilbert’s land-use T-sheets. McCutchen will then present a series of slides that capture from the same perspective today the sites of Gilbert’s images.
The Friday Harbor Art Market begins its third season in Friday Harbor on the Brickworks Plaza, June 20. The art market will run every Friday from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. through August 29. There will be several new artists this year, joining the “Artisan’s on the Plaza”, not only from San Juan Island but also from Orcas, Lopez and Waldron islands. The variety of work will include jewelry, pottery, photography, baskets, clothing, woodwork, glass, paintings, soaps, art cards, screen printing, lotions, and more.
Cynthia's of Course! will be the seasonal food vendor, serving up her specialties each week.
The music lineup is complete as the market welcomes back Teddy Deane, The Rocky Bay Boys, Oliver Strasser, Kuba Tana Marimba and Katura Marimba.
New to the art market will be a "hands-on" activity, called “The Creation Station". This will be an interactive art station for kids to adults and anyone who drops in to the station will walk away with their on artistic creation. Pamela Hoke, nature artist and gallery owner, is coordinating this free 7-8 week event and will be facilitating several projects herself.
For information as to how you can participate as an artist, a food vendor, a musician or an art project facilitator, contact Debbie Pigman, email@example.com or 360-472-0216.
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.
An evening party celebrating the Island’s arts. Revel in the community’s wealth of expression.
Enjoy 7 Starry Galleries: Best Bites of Lopez, Lopez Uncorked – fine Lopez wines and NW beers (no-host), Retrospective of Early Lopez Arts, Music – bagpipes, live and DJ, 18th Annual Studio Tour Arts, Arts Treasure Hunt, & Flash Art Event. Have fun getting dressed as a work of art. Be art-rageous – or not!
Tickets are $35 adult, $25 youth 10-17. Advance purchase at Lopez outlets ( Paper Scissors on the Rock, The Bookshop, Blossom Grocery, Southend Deli) Tickets on line: go to tour website (www.lopezstudiotour.com). Cost: Adult $36.75, Youth ( 10-17) $26.75. At the door: $40 adult, $30 youth
Sponsored by: 2014 Lopez Island Studio Tour and Lopez Artist Guild.
The 18th Annual Lopez Island Studio Tour, sponsored by the Lopez Artist Guild, invites you to experience first-hand the quality and craftsmanship of the Island's many artists. On this self-guided tour, visit the studios and converse with the artists. Original works of art will be for sale. Full-color brochures are available at the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce, local galleries and shops, or can be downloaded from www.lopezstudiotour.org.
Portland’s Laura Veirs is a singer/songwriter filled with a variety of melodies and messages: from her 2003 album, Troubled by the Fire, featuring jazz guitarist Bill Frissell; to her 2011 ,Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs sings Folk for Children,; to her most recent and ninth album, the sometimes deeply dark, Warp and West.
After getting her start in an all-girl punk band in Colorado, Laura has moved more into indie-folk and songwriting and has been featured several times on NPR. After recently touring Europe, London’s daily newspaper, , The Independent,, called Laura’s lyrics beguiling “…notably her continuing meditations on nature, the more sun-kissed and salt-sprayed the better” and proclaimed: “from acoustic ballads to squalling guitar solos, this working mother has it all.”