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San Juan Island
Thursday, August 7, 2014
7:00 p.m. Social, 7:30 p.m. Music
San Juan Community Theatre, Gubelman Room, 100 2nd St.

Laura Lee Chorba, Daniel Finn, Keith Busha and Susan Williams perform in this concert Times are a Changin’ (Musical interpretations of Dylan).

San Juan Island
Thursday, August 7, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street

Learn how glaciers in the Pacific Northwest have changed over the last 100-150 years in a presentation by Mount Rainier National Park Physical Scientist Rebecca Lofgren.

Lofgren will focus on how changes have been measured and documented on glaciers within Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park and Mount Rainier National Park, and discuss the impacts of those changes.

She has been working at Mount Rainier National Park for more than 12 years as part of the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, and is specifically involved with the long-term monitoring of glaciers, climate, mountain lakes and air quality at Mount Rainier National Park. She also travels regularly to Olympic and North Cascades national parks.

Lopez Island
Thursday, August 7, 2014
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Historic Port Stanley Schoolhouse, 2970 Port Stanley Road, Lopez Island

The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival On Lopez presents “Nuevo Tango”, a Music Lovers Seminar exploring the history, passion, sweetness and swagger of tango from its dockside roots to modern Argentinean Nuevo Tango.

Presented by Spencer Hoveskeland, double bass musician of Seattle’s The Duet and former double bass for Tangoheart, the seminar offers education with entertainment, and includes live music, recorded sound bites, and refreshments (but not dancing).

Tickets are available through,  Limited to 50 attendees. Youth 18 and under must register although their ticket is free. Adults $25. 



Orcas Island
Thursday, August 7, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014
All Day
Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, 107 Doe Bay Rd., Olga

This summer, Doe Bay Resort and Artist Home are proud to present the Seventh Annual Doe Bay Festival at The Doe Bay Resort and Retreat on Orcas Island. This weekend festival features an extensive line-up of musicians, local cuisine, camping and activities in one of the most picturesque venues the Northwest has to offer. This event sells out each year, so check website right away or contact the resort front desk at 360-376-2291 about how to obtain tickets. 

Orcas Island
Friday, August 8, 2014 to Saturday, August 23, 2014
7:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., depending on day
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann and pianist Jon Kimura Parker welcome Argentinian master tango pianist Pablo Ziegler, violinists Andrés Cárdenes and Chee-Yun, baritone Philip Cutlip, Canada’s famous Gryphon Trio and other renowned artists to the 17th Season of the popular Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.

All performances are on Orcas Island with the exception of Sunday, Aug. 10 will be on Lopez Island with the time to be determined.

Dates & Times:

Friday, Aug. 8 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 – 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 – Lopez Island Tuesday, Aug. 12 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 – 5:30 p.m.


San Juan Island
Friday, August 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street

Time and distance had a profound effect on events as they unfolded during the Pig War crisis of 1859 as installation of the transcontinental telegraph was two years away and the Pony Express did not come into being until 1860. Learn when the telegraph arrived here and how it affected communications on San Juan Island in this presentation by Park Ranger Doug Halsey.



San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Friday, August 8, 2014
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

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,  or 360-472-0216.


Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Lopez Island
Sponsored by
Friday, August 8, 2014
8:15 p.m.
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Bring the whole family to a wonderful free evening of Shakespeare performed in the outdoors. Written just after “Hamlet” was completed, “Twelfth Night” reveals a more mature Shakespeare, writing about miracles of reconciliation, of second chances and of redemption. Classic Shakespearean dramatic irony is paired with his trademark laugh-out-loud comedy plus a liberal dose of romance. Perennially popular, this play is Shakespeare at his best. Please dress warmly and bring a blanket. Chairs are provided at the San Juan venues. No tickets or reservations are needed. We are on a first-come-and-welcome-all basis.

Dates & Locations:  

July 9 - Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, Orcas Island

July 11 & 12 - Lopez Island Vineyards, Lopez Island

July 13 - Shaw Island Community Center

On San Juan Island:

July 17 - August 3 - Thursday through Sunday at Roche Harbor Outdoor Stage

August 8 - August 24 - Friday through Sunday at 1062 Wold Road Stage


San Juan Island
Friday, August 8, 2014
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 45 Hawthorne Lane

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.

Lopez Island
Sponsored by
Saturday, August 9, 2014 to Friday, September 12, 2014
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Chimera Gallery, Lopez Village Plaza, Lopez Road

Chimera Gallery presents the opening reception Saturday August 9th for its member group show, Wabi-Sabi.  Come enjoy some refreshments, meet the artists, and find out what Wabi-Sabi means to each of them.

Show continues from  August 9 to September 12. Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday and Monday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.  –  3:00 p.m.