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— Orcas Spring Lecture Series: “Hydrology of Cascade Creek Watershed,” 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Jeff Bash, watershed lead for the state Department of Ecology, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit www.sjnature.org.

Thursday, May 15

— Literary Salon, 7 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Drop in to visit with a group of folks who love books but don’t want to join a book club. Meets in front of the fireplace each third Thursday of the month. It’s a great way to get ideas for what to read next, or to rave about a favorite.

Friday, May 16

— “Barefoot in the Park,” 7:30 p.m., Benefit Players Theater. Neil Simon’s award-winning comedy. Weekends through May 18. Admission by donation.

— Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” directed by Merritt Olsen, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets are $19 adults, $10 student reserved, with $5 RUSH on available seats one hour before performance. 378-3210.

Saturday, May 17

— San Juan Island Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., courthouse parking lot. Fresh local produce, meat, eggs, cheese and seafood.

— Matt Johnson Fund-raiser, 6-10 p.m. San Juan County Fairgrounds Main Building. Salmon dinner, live auction and three different live music acts. Dancing to follow. See main story on page B1.

— Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” directed by Merritt Olsen, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets: $19 adults, $10 student reserved, with $5 RUSH on available seats one hour before performance. 378-3210.

— “Barefoot in the Park,” 7:30 p.m., Benefit Players Theater. Neil Simon’s award-winning comedy. Weekends through May 18. Admission by donation.

— Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Island Grange. Join the dance just for fun. Singles and couples both welcome. Salsa lesson starts things off. Foxtrot, Tango, Cha-Cha and more. Donation $5 benefits the county Agricultural Resources Committee. Casual. Call Paul and Mary-Brooke Barger, 378-4333.

Sunday, May 18

— Lem Pratt and the Hard Road Band, 1 p.m., Paideia School, 265 Price St. Country Gospel Music at its best. Visit www.lempratt.com.

— Potluck send-off for the Gullicksons, 1-3 p.m., Masonic Lodge dining room (upstairs). Glen and Bobbie Gullickson are cycling across the continent. Well-wishers can bring a dish to share. For more information, visit www.crazyguyonabike.com/GlenandBobbie.

— Knit Lit Book Club, 6 p.m., San Juan Island Library. This time it’s “Knit Lit: Sweaters and their stories, writing about knitting.” Book Club copies are available for checkout. Call 378-2798 or visit www.sjlib.org.

— Final show: Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man,” directed by Merritt Olsen, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets: $17 adults, $9 student reserved, with $5 RUSH on available seats one hour before performance. 378-3210.

— Final show: “Barefoot in the Park,” 7:30 p.m., Benefit Players Theater. Neil Simon’s award-winning comedy. Weekends through May 18. Admission by donation.

Monday, May 19

— Meditation Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Spirit Tree Gifts, An opportunity to reconnect ones mind, spirit and body while visualizing global healing and expanding the inner consciousness of higher awareness. Free, donations welcome. 378-6442.

Wednesday, May 21

— Orcas Spring Lecture Series: “Geology of Turtleback and Orcas Island,” 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Dr. Ned Brown, professor emeritus of Western Washington University, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit www.sjnature.org.

Friday, May 23

— Artists in Action, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Westcott Bay Sculpture Park. Here’s a chance to see visiting artists create. From painting to carving. Artists in Action features the region’s best. Families welcome. Free. Call 370-5050. Continues May 24.

Saturday, May 24

— San Juan Island Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Court House parking lot. Fresh local produce, meat, eggs, cheese and seafood. Live music

— Art and Nature Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Westcott Bay Sculpture Park, Roche Harbor. Local artists, food, hands-on activities. Call 370-5050 or visit www.westcottbay.org.

Wednesday, May 28

— South Cady Mountain Firewise Community meeting, 6-8 p.m., Mullis Street fire station. Learn how to help protect yourself and neighbors from wildland fires. Firewise Specialist Ron Garner will teach about the Firewise program. Learn about the Cady Mountain area habitat. Visit www.firewise.org/usa or e-mail Garner at rggarner@centurytel.net.

Wednesday, June 4

— Orcas Spring Lecture Series: “Natural History of Turtleback,” 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Eliza Habegger, land steward for the San Juan County Land Bank, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit www.sjnature.org.

— Submit Calendar items by Friday, 4 p.m., to James Krall. Write Journal, P.O. Box 519, Friday Harbor 98250. E-mail jkrall@sanjuanjournal.com.

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