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What’s Happening! San Juan Island | July 16

Today
— Summer Reading Program with Wolf Hollow, 1:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Elementary School field. Learn all about birds of prey and become more aware of the birds living around us. Learn how your activities can cause problems for these animals, and consider what you can do to help. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library. 378-2798.

Thursday, July 17
— Literary Salon, 7 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Free. Drop in to visit with a group of folks who love books but don’t want to join a book club. Meet in front of the fireplace on each third Thursday of the month to discuss books the group has been reading. It’s a great way to get ideas for what to read next, or to rave about a favorite. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library. 378-2798.

— West Side Trail Thursdays, 5 p.m., Westside Preserve. Volunteer trail building on the Westside Preserve, San Juan Island. Sponsored by the San Juan County Land Bank. Call 378-4402.

Friday, July 18
— Lummi Arts Festival, all day, downtown Friday Harbor. Free. Lummi and Turtle Mountain Chippewa art exhibit and demonstrations, in the former Neil’s Images building at West and First streets (hosted by Friday Harbor House). Performance art event, 6:30-8 p.m., Dance Workshop II.

— An Evening of Literary Readings, 6:30 p.m., San Juan Island Library, free. Host Susan Wingate will feature authors Shelle Cropper; Bill Carli, writer of “Sunset Run”; Alie Smaalders; and Lorna Reese, editor of the Lopez Writers Guild’s Shark Reef. Come to encourage your neighbors in their literary endeavors.

— Opening Night: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m. 1062 Wold Road. Outside under the stars. Ten-Year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket and something to sit on before the show. www.islandstageleft.org.

Saturday, July 19
— Attic Treasures Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the San Juan Community Theatre Lobby. This CATS annual fundraiser includes lots of great gently used island treasures, from furniture to kitchen items to knick knacks. Proceeds benefit SJCT.

— Summer Arts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Friday Harbor on Court Street, free. Enjoy fine arts and crafts, music, children’s hands-on activities, demonstrations, food, and a pancake breakfast. Call 378-5240.

— Lummi Arts Festival, all day, downtown Friday Harbor. Free. Lummi and Turtle Mountain Chippewa art exhibit and demonstrations, in the former Neil’s Images building at West and First streets (hosted by Friday Harbor House). Presentations, “These Ancestral Islands: Oral History of the San Juan Islands” and “Cultural Lifeways of the Turtle Mountain Reservation,” 6:30-8 p.m., San Juan Historical Museum.

— San Juan Island Lavender Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pelindaba Lavender Farm on Wold Road. There will be tours, workshops, demonstrations, lavender` refreshments, local music, picnic lunches and more.

— Outdoor Storytime at the Farmers Market, 11:30 a.m., San Juan Island Library, free. Visit the library at the Farmers Market in the courthouse parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to get books on cooking and gardening. Families will enjoy a break from the shopping with an outdoor story hour at 11:30 a.m.

— The Edge Improv, 8 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Anything can happen during this fun-filled family evening of unscripted skits and songs. Tickets: $16 adults, $8 student reserved, with $5 student RUSH on available seats one hour before the performance. Call 378-3210.

— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m., 1062 Wold Road. Outside under the stars. Ten-year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket and something to sit on. www.islandstageleft.org.

Sunday, July 20
— Summer Arts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Friday Harbor on Court Street. Free. Enjoy fine arts and crafts, music, children’s hands-on activities, demonstrations, food, and a pancake breakfast. Call 378-5240.

— Lummi Arts Festival, all day, downtown Friday Harbor. Free. Lummi and Turtle Mountain Chippewa art exhibit and demonstrations, in the former Neil’s Images building at West and First streets (hosted by Friday Harbor House).

— San Juan Island Lavender Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pelindaba Lavender Farm on Wold Road. There will be tours, workshops, demonstrations, lavender refreshments, local music, picnic lunches and more.

— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m. 1062 Wold Road. Outside under the stars. Ten-Year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket and something to sit on before the show. www.islandstageleft.org.

Monday, July 21
— From Story to Stage, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, San Juan Community Theatre’s PARC (70 Saltspring Drive). Pre-registration fee required for this workshop by actor Silvie Davidson for 9- to 13-year-olds. Call 378-3210.

— San Juan/Whatcom Action Area Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Friday Harbor High School. This workshop will focus on reviewing initial strategies for the recovery of Puget Sound, discussing the newly-drafted action area profile and confirming local priorities. Visit www.psp.wa.gov to RSVP.

Tuesday, July 22
— Auditions for upcoming play: Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. 7 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre’s PARC, 70 Saltspring Drive (off Beaverton Valley Road). Call 378-3210. Auditions continue July 23.

— California Guitar Trio, 8 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets: $24 adults, $12 student reserved, with $5 student RUSH on available seats one hour before the performance. Call 378-3210. See story, page B1, this week's Journal.

Wednesday, July 23
— Summer Reading Program with Bubbleman, 1:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Elementary School field. See Garry Golightly, Bubbleman, make bubbles the size of a baby elephant. He is funny while presenting an ecological message. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library. Call 378-2798.

— Friends of the San Juan Island Library 29th annual Book Sale, 6-8 p.m. Members-only book sale at Friday Harbor Elementary School. Memberships may be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the San Juan Island Library. Call Kathy Babbitt, 370-5889.

— Island Stage Left’s Shakespeare Discussion Series, 7 p.m., Friday Harbor House San Juan Conference Room. This scholarly discussion with Professor Michael Best, University of Victoria, is free. The discussion series runs on four consecutive Wednesdays, from July 23 to Aug. 13.

Thursday, July 24
— West Side Trail Thursdays. 5 p.m. Westside Preserve. Volunteer trail building on the Westside Preserve, San Juan Island. Sponsored by the San Juan County Land Bank. Call 378-4402.

Friday, July 25
— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m. 1062 Wold Road. Outside under the stars. Ten-year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket and something to sit on before the show. www.islandstageleft.org.

Saturday, July 26
— Friends of the San Juan Island Library 29th annual Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. General public book sale at Friday Harbor Elementary School. Proceeds benefit the San Juan Island Library. Call Kathy Babbitt, 370-5889.

— Meet the Candidates, 2-6 p.m., The Big Red Barn, 1721 Cattle Point Road. Hosted by the San Juan County Republican Party; meet candidates Rossi, McKenna and others. There will be a barbecue, bring food to share. RSVP to John Towson, 378-3843.

— Sneak Preview: “The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch,” 8 p.m., San Juan Community Theater. By James L. Rosenberg, directed by Jane Maxwell Campbell. It’s a rootin’-tootin’ Old West funny farce. Tickets $15 for adults, $8 student reserved, $5 RUSH one hour before show. Call 378-3210.

— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m. 1062 Wold Road. Outside under the stars. Ten-year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket and something to sit on before the show. www.islandstageleft.org.

Sunday, July 27
— “Wags to Riches” Animal Shelter Fund Raiser, 4-8 p.m. at Bob and Lissa McDowell’s. Featuring Wish-n-Wells Canine Agility Exhibition, live music, auction, gourmet dinner and spirits. Tickets: $75 per person. For tickets and information, call 378-2158.

— “The Eiger Obsession and the Alps,” 7 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Meet John Harlin III, who made climbing history by successfully summiting the infamous Eiger North Face in the Swiss Alps. His book about it is “The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain that Killed My Father.” Short film made about the climb, “The Alps.” Call 378-2798.

— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m., 1062 Wold Road. Outside under the stars. Ten-year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket and something to sit on before the show. www.islandstageleft.org.

Tuesday, July 29
— Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: American roots band, 8 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 student reserved, with $5 student RUSH on available seats one hour before the performance. Call 378-3210.

Wednesday, July 30
— Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., San Juan Grange Hall, 152 First St. N. Puget Sound Blood Center is holding their blood drive for islanders to donate blood. The collected blood will benefit Western Washington hospitals. Call Puget Sound Blood Center, (800) 398-7888.

— Summer Reading Program with Insect Safari, 1:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Elementary School field. Don Ehlen takes kids on an insect safari, engaging them in exploring the science of insects. Children will see live insects and an amazing collection of specimens from around the world. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library. Call 378-2798.

— Island Stage Left’s Shakespeare Discussion Series, 7 p.m., the Friday Harbor House’s San Juan Conference Room. This scholarly discussion with U.W. Professor John Coldewey is free. The discussion series runs on four consecutive Wednesdays, from July 23 through Aug. 13.

Thursday, July 31
— West Side Trail Thursdays, 5 p.m., Westside Preserve. Volunteer trail building on the Westside Preserve, San Juan Island. Sponsored by the San Juan County Land Bank. Call 378-4402 for more info.

— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m., Roche Harbor Amphitheater. Outside under the stars. Ten-year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket. www.islandstageleft.org.

— Opening Night: “The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch,” 8 p.m., San Juan Community Theater. By James L. Rosenberg, directed by Jane Maxwell Campbell. It’s a rootin’-tootin’ Old West funny farce. Tickets $15 for adults, $8 student reserved, $5 RUSH one hour before show. Call 378-3210.

Friday, August 1
— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m. Roche Harbor Amphitheater. Outside under the stars. Ten-Year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket. www.islandstageleft.org.

Saturday, August 2
— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m. Roche Harbor Amphitheater. Outside under the stars. Ten-Year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket. www.islandstageleft.org.

Sunday, August 3
— Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” 8 p.m. Roche Harbor Amphitheater. Outside under the stars. Ten-Year reprise of Stage Left’s inaugural show. Bring a blanket. www.islandstageleft.org.

Wednesday, August 6
— Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon to 1 p.m., Village at the Harbour, 547 Spring St. Skagit Hospice Services hosts discussion on issues surrounding end of life. Registration requested: (800) 894-5877.

— Summer Reading Program with Mad Science: “Bug Science,” 1:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Elementary School field. Mad Science will explore bug science. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, and participate in inquiry-based question and answer. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library. 378-2798.

— Island Stage Left’s Shakespeare Discussion Series, 7 p.m., the Friday Harbor House’s San Juan Conference Room. This scholarly discussion with Western Washington University Professor Mary Metzger is free. The discussion series runs four consecutive Wednesdays, from July 23 through Aug. 13.

Thursday, August 7
— West Side Trail Thursdays, 5 p.m., Westside Preserve. Volunteer trail building on the Westside Preserve, San Juan Island. Sponsored by the San Juan County Land Bank. Call 378-4402.

Saturday, August 9
— Juried Exhibit at Gallery San Juan, 6-8:30 p.m., Gallery San Juan (232 A St.), free. A juried exhibition and public art sale of plein air paintings, proceeds benefit the San Juan Preservation Trust. The paintings will remain on display until Aug. 23.

Wednesday, August 13
— Island Stage Left’s Shakespeare Discussion Series, 7 p.m., the Friday Harbor House’s San Juan Conference Room. This scholarly discussion with U.W.’s Sebastian Trainor and Jeanmarie Higgins Williams is free. The discussion series runs four consecutive Wednesdays, from July 23 through Aug. 13.

Thursday, August 21

— Pelindaba Book Launch Party, 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 23
— Spoonshine, 9:30 p.m, Herb’s Tavern. Spoonshine has been creating and refining their handcrafted original music for nearly 10 years. Their brand of Americana combines vocal harmonies, mandolin, guitar, keys, fiddle, stand-up bass and assorted percussion to make-up this homegrown quartet’s sound.

— Submit Calendar items by Friday, 4 p.m., to jkrall@sanjuanjournal.com.

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