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Thursday, June 19

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. Meet in front of the fireplace on each third Thursday of the month to discuss books.

— Spring Street Discovery Speakers Series presents Northwest chef Christina Orchid, 7 p.m., Pelindaba Downtown. Free and open to the public. The monthly series brings people who have achieved great things to speak with students who will have a chance to interview them. Orchid is owner of Christina’s on Orcas Island, rated as the premier restaurant in the San Juans by “Northwest Best Places.” She is also the author of “Christina’s Cookbook: Stories from a Northwest Island Kitchen,” to be released in October by Sasquatch Books..

Friday, June 20

— Early Learning Luncheon, 2 p.m., Mullis Community Senior Center. An event to mobilize business and policy leaders to join parents, teachers and caregivers in building a new public-private partnership for early childhood learning. Keynote address by William Gates Sr. of the Gates Foundation. Call Joyce Sobel at the Family Resource Center, 378-5246.

Friday, June 20
Saturday June 21

— One World Music Festival, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center. Now in its sixth year, Martin Lund’s jazz-based musical variety show brings together Orcas Island’s best musicians and top-notch talent from around North America. Performers include Devorah. Event supports The Funhouse, with all net proceeds going to assist the children of Orcas Island. Call 376-2281.

Saturday, June 21

— Relay for Life Fundraiser Car Wash, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. Team Ruby Stilettos hosts a car wash and bake sale fundraiser for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Donations only.

— San Juan County Land Bank weed pull, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Helpers wanted to pull Tansy Ragwort at the Land Bank’s Upright Head Preserve on Lopez Island. Meet at the upper ferry parking lot. Bring gloves. Call 378-4402.

— Driftwood box making with Richard Nevels, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westcott Bay Sculpture Park. Learn to create your very own driftwood box to take home at the end of the class. Midday, the class will head to Jackson Beach for a brown bag lunch and beachcombing. Visit or call 370-5050.

— Gallery Celebration: Women of Texture, 6-8:30 p.m., Gallery San Juan, 232 A St. No. 6. Join local artists Oak Boesky, Melissa Cole, B.J. Dollahite, Jocelyn Russell, Terri Joe Summer, Lumi Verdugo and Ann Walbert for a 10-year celebration. Call 378-1376 or visit

— Chamber Music San Juans, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Works by Brahms and Mozart, with guest bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann. Tickets: $23 adults, $12 student reserved, with $5 student RUSH on available seats one hour before the show. Call 378-3210.

Monday, June 23

— Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs,” 9 a.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Call 378-3210.

— Learn to Knit, 10 a.m. to noon, San Juan Island Library, Free. Learn to knit or get help with a knitting problem with Jessie Carter. A drop-in, bring-your-knitting workshop. Open to all ages.

Wednesday, June 25

— Summer Reading Program kickoff with Maggie Gallivan, 1:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Elementary School field. Enjoy music with Maggie Gallivan, popcorn, lemonade and lots of fun. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Library. Call 378-2798.

Saturday, June 28

— Botany of Mount Constitution, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cascade Lake, Orcas Island. Dr. Thor Hanson explores site ecology and plant IDs at various elevations. San Juan Nature Institute adult field workshop. Cost: $55. Reduced fee of $40 for WSU Beach Watchers and Whale Museum naturalists. Registration required. Call 378-3646.

— Outdoor Storytime at the Farmers Market, 11:30 a.m., Courthouse parking lot. Visit the library at the Farmers Market to get books on cooking and gardening. Families will enjoy a break from shopping with an outdoor story hour at 11:30.

— Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Snow White,” 3 and 7 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets: $15 adults, $8 children and student reserved, with $5 student RUSH on available seats one hour before the show. Call 378-3210.

— Contra Dancing is back, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Island Grange. Join Mike Cohen and the Contra Dance Band for an evening of raucous active fun. Call Lee McEnery, 370-7589.

Saturday, July 5

— Michael Vouri’s “The Life & Times of General George E. Pickett,” 8 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. SummerFest 2008 has begun! Tickets: $12 adults, $6 students reserved, with $5 student RUSH on available seats one hour before the performance. Call 378-3210.

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

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