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San Juan Island
Friday, July 24, 2015
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunken Park

Presented by The Studio. Join us for a free 1 hour Pilates Mat class in Sunken Park. Start off your weekend with a workout designed to strengthen your core and improve your posture and flexibility. Our Mat classes are appropriate for beginners, yet are challenging enough for the seasoned Pilates practitioner. In the event of rain, classes will be held at The Studio on a space available basis. Bring a mat and plenty of water.

Dates; Fridays July 10 - August 28.
For more information, call 360-378-0150 or email:

San Juan Island
Friday, July 24, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
English Camp Barracks

Puzzled by an animal or bird?  Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Education Coordinator Shona Aitken answers questions and uses a variety of media to talk about wildlife in the San Juan Islands.  Founded in 1982, Wolf Hollow is a non-profit organization located on San Juan Island in Northwest Washington State. We serve all of San Juan and Skagit Counties and northern Whidbey Island. 


San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Friday, July 24, 2015
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

The Friday Harbor Art Market begins its fourth season in Friday Harbor on the Brickworks Plaza. 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. 

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.

San Juan Island
Friday, July 24, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 45 Hawthorne Lane

Join us for a FREE guided walking tour of the farm with Pelindaba Lavender Farm’s owner/founder Stephen Robins. The tours are FREE & no reservation is needed. The tours run every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from July 3 to Sept. 6.

We suggest arriving at the Farm 15 minutes before the tour starts. Parking, restroom and picnic facilities are available.



San Juan Island
Friday, July 24, 2015
7:00 p.m.
English Camp at Royal Marine Barracks

Join Washington State’s beloved storyteller Karen Haas for an entertaining evening of pioneer lore as told by the people who lived it.


San Juan Island
Saturday, July 25, 2015 to Sunday, July 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.
The Whale Museum

Pod Nods are led by Museum Educators with assistance from other adult professionals.  Youth participants will learn to value whales and their environment through art projects, science labs, games, the traditional flashlight tour of the Exhibit Hall, and a bedtime movie.  We promise a high adult/child ratio and a whale of a good time!

The theme is ‘Our Wonderful Whale Neighbors.’ Participants will learn about our local whales and how to protect them, and celebrate the births of 4 new baby orcas into the Southern Resident Community. The Pod Nod will begin at 6:30 p.m. with pick-up the next morning at 8:30 a.m.  A bedtime snack and breakfast are included. Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis.

Registration materials are available on The Whale Museum website at  Pre-registration is required by July 21st to ensure a great experience for the Pod Nodders as well as a high adult to child ratio.

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A longtime tradition, Family Art Days gives kids and families a fun and free creative outdoor project each Saturday throughout the summer, except SJC Fair weekend of Saturday, August 15. Each Family Art Day is led by an island artist. Drop in anytime from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to learn a fun craft that you will take home with you to cherish forever. All ages welcome! No skill required! Younger kids must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 360 370 5050 or visit

July 4 (first one is noon to 4:00 p.m.)
Celebratory Independence Day Cards
Alice Hibberd

July 11
Homemade Pulp Paper and Seed Bombs
Amy Plant

July 18
Mammal Mandalas: Tracks, habits and habitats
Alice Hibberd

July 25
Sock Dolls
Francie Hansen

August 1
Sculptures from the Sea: Art from island beach treasures
Kristy Schmidt

August 8
Watercolor & Driftwood Mobiles
Simona Burla

August 22
Dream Catchers
Jenn Furber

August 29
Practical Clay Creations: necklaces, phone straps, more.
Leisha Holmes

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sat. & 5:00 p.m. Sun.
English Camp Parade Ground & Barracks

Park staff, volunteers and re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada recreate life on San Juan Island at mid-19th century.

The weekend includes recreations of mid-19th century Royal Marine Light Infantry and U.S. Army camp life, demonstrations of music, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, sewing, cooperage and carpentry, along with the pageantry of period uniforms in scarlet and blue. Black powder rifled musket demonstrations and the firing of howitzer also are planned both days. As it has since its inception in 1998, Encampment commemorates the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by British and American forces from 1859 to 1872, and final settlement of the Northwest Boundary dispute.

Saturday activities will culminate in the Candlelight Ball, scheduled at 8:00 - 10:00 p.m., in the English Camp barracks. The public is invited to join in the dancing and refreshments that will include the traditional cake and punch. Music for contra dancing will be provided by the Pig War Band.

San Juan Island
Saturday, July 25, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m,.
American Camp Visitor Center

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops.  Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes.


San Juan Island
Saturday, July 25, 2015
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
English Camp Parade Ground

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period.  Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.