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What’s Happening!

Wednesday, Aug. 13
-- San Juan County Fair begins, San Juan County Fairgrounds. Through Aug. 16. See San Juan County Fair Guide in this edition of The Journal.

-- Midweek Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., in front of Spring Street International School. Get fresh local vegetables and flowers on Wednesdays though August.

-- Island Stage Left’s Shakespeare Discussion Series, 7 p.m., Friday Harbor House’s San Juan Conference Room. This scholarly discussion with the University of Washington’s Sebastian Trainor and Jeanmarie Higgins Williams is free.

-- 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. Visit www.islandstageleft.org.

Thursday, Aug. 14
-- 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. Visit www.islandstageleft.org.

Friday, Aug. 15
-- San Juan Jazz Quintet, 5-7 p.m., Port of Friday Harbor’s Jack Fairweather Park. Part of the Waterfront Concert Series. Free.

-- 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. Visit www.islandstageleft.org.

Saturday, Aug. 16
-- Purple & Gold Steak Dinner, 4-8 p.m., San Juan County Fair. Dinner is $15 per person and includes steak, salad, potato, dinner roll and beverage.

-- Don and Donna Galt’s 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. to dusk, Galt Farm on Beaverton Valley Road. Enjoy an island barbecue and live local music. Just bring yourself.

Sunday, Aug. 17
-- Island Stage Left Anniversary Party, 5 p.m., Helen and Dan’s on Wold Road. Helen Machin-Smith and Dan Mayes invite past and present supporters to a big 10th anniversary pot-luck. “Back Porch Swing,” will play and “celebration will be the order of the day.”

Wednesday, Aug. 20
-- Join County Councilman Bob Myhr, 4-5:30 p.m., Lopez Island Library. A discussion of local and county issues, including the Critical Areas Ordinance, stormwater regulations, Puget Sound Partnership, Lopez UGA, Odlin South protection, Fisherman Bay Road Plan, referendum issues, ferries, and other current issues.

-- Midweek Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., in front of Spring Street International School. Get fresh local vegetables and flowers on Wednesdays though August.

-- 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. Visit www.islandstageleft.org.

Thursday, Aug. 21
-- Book Launch Party: “My Champion,” 5 p.m., Pelindaba Downtown. Meet local author Sue Carnes. With readings by Ernest Pugh. Free.

-- Get under way and sing with The Chordsmen+. Board the inter-island ferry leaving Friday Harbor at 5:35 p.m.; arrive at Orcas Landing at 6:15 p.m. Picnic on the lawn above the Orcas terminal. Return to Friday Harbor on the ferry leaving Orcas at 7:40 p.m. The public is invited to come listen and picnic with the Chordsmen+. There is no charge.

-- 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. Visit www.islandstageleft.org.

Friday, Aug. 22
-- Sister Wives, 6-8 p.m., Port of Friday Harbor’s Jack Fairweather Park. All-girl blues band performs in Waterfront Concert Series.

-- 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. Visit www.islandstageleft.org.

-- Comedy with David Crowe and special guest, Mary Mack, 8 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets: $15 for adults, $8 student reserved, $5 student rush one hour before show. Call 378-3210.

Saturday, Aug. 23
-- Teen End of Summer Make Your Own Ice Cream Party, 2 p.m., San Juan Island Library. The library has the recipe and the stuff. All you need to do is mix your own concoction and sample the tasty results! Free to all teens.

-- 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. Visit www.islandstageleft.org.

-- 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
-- Midweek Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., in front of Spring Street International School. Get fresh local vegetables and flowers on Wednesdays though August.

Friday, Aug. 29
-- Jazz great Greta Matassa, 8 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Matassa has been named “Best Jazz Vocalist in the Northwest” four times by readers of Seattle’s jazz magazine, Earshot. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for student reserved, $5 student RUSH one hour before show. Call 378-3210.

Thursday, Sept. 4
-- The Duke Robillard Band, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Blues guitar at its best. “One of the great players.” — B.B. King. Tickets: $26 for adults, $13 for student reserved, $5 student RUSH one hour before show. Call 378-3210.

Sunday, Sept. 14
-- The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands’ 2008 Concourse d’Elegance, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., San Juan Vineyards, 3136 Roche Harbor Road, Friday Harbor. Entry for the general public is free although a voluntary tax deductible contribution of $10 is encouraged. The Concours is a charitable event with the proceeds going to the Hospice of San Juan for training of volunteers.

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

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