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What's Happening on San Juan Island | July 30

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

— Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., in front of Spring Street International School. Get fresh local produce and flowers mid-week.

— Summer Reading Program with Insect Safari, 1:30 p.m., Friday Harbor Elementary School field. Don Ehlen takes children 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., Friday Harbor House’s San Juan Conference Room. This scholarly discussion with University of Washington Professor John Coldewey is free. The discussion series continues Wednesdays 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.

— 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.

— 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 the theater box office, 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.

— “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 the theater box office, 378-3210.

Saturday, August 2
— Tile Painting with Chinmayo, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westcott Bay Sculpture Park. Part of the Family Art Days sponsored by Island Museum of Art and Westcott Bay Sculpture Park. Free.

— “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 the theater box office, 378-3210.

— 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.

Sunday, August 3
— “The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch,” 5 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 the theater box office, 378-3210.

— 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.

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. 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 Western Washington University Professor Mary Metzger is free. The discussion series continues on Wednesdays 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.

— 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, August 8
— 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, August 9
— Tile Painting with Chinmayo, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westcott Bay Sculpture Park. Part of the Family Art Days sponsored by Island Museum of Art and Westcott Bay Sculpture Park. Free.

— 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.

— 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.

— FINAL SHOW: “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 the theater box office, 378-3210.

Sunday, August 10
— 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.

Wednesday, August 13
— San Juan County Fair begins, San Juan County Fairgrounds. Through Aug. 16.

— 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. The discussion series continues Wednesdays through Aug. 13.

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

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.

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

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