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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

— Rhythmatics, 5-7 p.m., Port of Friday Harbor’s Jack Fairweather Park. Local rock ’n’ rollers. Part of the Waterfront Concert Series.

— 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.

Saturday,  Aug. 30

— “Pickett’s Irish,” 2 p.m., English Camp barracks. National Park historian Mike Vouri and folk musician Michael Cohen will take a closer look at the Irish in the antebellum U.S. Army in words and song. The program is free and open to the public. A golf cart is available to transport disabled persons to and from the parking area. Call 378-2902 or 378-4409 for additional special access information.

Sunday, Aug. 31

— Oran Nan Car, 2-4 p.m., Port of Friday Harbor’s Jack Fairweather Park. Scottish folk music ensemble. Part of the Waterfront Concert Series.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

— Welcome back, students! The 2008-09 school year begins.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

— Sports Physicals and Well Child Health Screening clinics are scheduled by the San Juan County Health Department, Friday Harbor. Conducted by county Health Officer Frank James, M.D., and public health staff. Immunizations needed for school entry will be available. A special fee of $40 or a current medical coupon is requested for the examination, and $15 for each immunization needed. A sliding fee scale is available. Call 378-4474 for an appointment.

Thursday, Sept. 4

— Dance Happy classes with Bill Ament begin. Creative, Pre-Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Teen Choreography, Clogging, Line Dance and Ballroom classes available for ages 2-12, teens and adults. Held at Dance Workshop II. To register, call 378-9628.

— Information meeting for Friday Harbor Drama Group’s upcoming production of “Grease,” 3 p.m., Friday Harbor High School drama room. Auditions are Sept. 15-18. See Calendar for that date.

— 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.

Saturday, Sept. 13

— Welcoming dinner for the Concours d’Elegance weekend, benefiting the Medical Center Guild, in the San Juan Island Yacht Club. The evening will start at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host bar, hors d’oeuvres and piano music by David Bayley. Dinner at 7 p.m. includes a salad, your choice of salmon or prime rib with accompaniments, followed by San Juan Island blackberry cobbler. The price for dinner is $45 and reservations are recommended. A reservation can be downloaded from www.sanjuanconcours.org or call 378-4224.

— Chamber Music San Juans, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Special guest pianist, Cleveland’s Frances Renzi. Tickets: $23 for adults, $12 student reserved, $5 student RUSH one hour before show. Call 378-3210.

Sunday, Sept. 14

— Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands’ 2008 Concours 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.

Monday, Sept. 15 to Thursday, Sept. 18

— Friday Harbor Drama Group auditions for “Grease.” Casting is open to any student of high school age on San Juan Island. Eight male and seven female principal roles, as well as chorus. Singing and dancing abilities are required. Information sheet is available in the Friday Harbor High School office.

Saturday, Sept. 27

— The Lloyd Jones Band, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. A soulful and intelligent fusion of funk, blues and R&B. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for student reserved, $5 student RUSH one hour before show. Call 378-3210.

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

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