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Today, Feb. 25
— Community Box Lunch Drive, noon to 12:30 p.m., Friday Harbor High School Dining Hall. Support the Experience Food Project.

— Ash Wednesday Service, noon, Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church.

— Blues Night, 6-9 p.m., Bella Luna Restaurant.

Thursday, Feb. 26
— Opening night: Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” directed by John E. Davis, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Celebrate Friday Harbor’s centennial with one of the most beloved American plays in history. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for student reserved, with $5 student RUSH at the door. Call 378-3210.

“Our Town” continues Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13.

Friday, Feb. 27
— San Juan Jazz Quintet, 6-9 p.m., Bella Luna Restaurant.

Saturday, Feb. 28
— Native Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, San Juan County Fairgrounds. Native trees, shrubs and ground covers. Call WSU Extension, 378-4414.

— San Juan Digitization Project, also known as the San Juan Story Collection, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., location to be announced. Bring in historic local items that convey life on our island. Digitization will let others see your stuff, but you won’t have to relinquish custody of your treasures. Bring photographs, large-format items such as quilts, or three-dimensional objects.

Wednesday, March 4
— Video of Dr. Michael Adams’ lecture, “Ansel Adams, Passionate Environmentalist — The Early Years & Traveling the Southwest,” 5:30 and 7 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre Gubelman Room. This free event will illuminate the artistic and personal life of the famous photographer. It is sponsored by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art & Sculpture Park. Call 370-5050, visit www.westcottbay.org.

— San Juan Island Trails Committee Third Annual Potluck, 6 p.m., San Juan Island Grange. Supper will be followed by trip talks and pictures. Open to all. Bring a dish to share and your own table setting. If you have a few pictures to share and brief stories to tell from a recent cycling, hiking, padding or riding trip, call David Dehlendorf, 378-1082. Other questions, call Eileen Drath, 378-5646, or e-mail sanjuanislandtrails.org.

Friday, March 6
— Family Film Night: “Mr. Margorium’s Wonder Emporium,” 6:30 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Free. A wonderful toy store is transformed under new management. Free popcorn and beverages are provided courtesy of Friends of the Library.

Saturday, March 7
— All About Orchids, 9-11 a.m., San Juan Island Library. Information on watering, re-potting, light exposure, pests and more. Bring questions and photos.

— Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday Harbor High School Cafeteria.

— Community Bicycle Ride, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Friday Harbor High School gym parking lot. A 10- to 12-mile bike ride to False Bay and back to town. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Trails Committee/Bike Trails Group.

Sunday, March 8
— Scottish Country Dancing, 4:30 p.m., Dance Workshop II. Beginners’ class from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; intermediates from 5-7. Learn how to dance the reels, jigs and Strathspeys of Scotland. Call Bill Paterson, 378-4992.

Monday, March 9
— Friday Harbor Irish Music Camp, all day, U.W. Friday Harbor Labs. The camp includes classes, concerts and discussions. Contact Dan Paulson at 378-2562 or dan@fridayharborirish.com to register. Visit www.fridayharborirish.com for more information.

Thursday, March 12
— Lapsit and Linger for Infants and Toddlers, 10 a.m., San Juan Island Library. Free. The library offers Lapsit and Linger for parents, infants and toddlers each Thursday morning from 10-11. Parents and toddlers are invited for stories, songs and socializing.

Friday, March 13
— Storytime for Preschoolers, 10:30 a.m., San Juan Island Library. Free. The library offers a weekly Storytime for preschool children each Friday morning from 10:30-11. Stories, songs, finger plays and special holiday programs.

— Family Film Night: “James and the Giant Peach,” 6:30 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Free. Roald Dahl’s classic book is turned into stop-motion animation with puppets in this movie presentation. Free popcorn and beverages are provided courtesy of Friends of the Library.

Saturday, March 14
— Friday Harbor Irish Music Camp Concert, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Some of the best Irish music talents perform together on the Whittier stage. Tickets: $25 for adults and student reserved, with $5 student RUSH at the door. Call 378-3210, visit www.sjctheatre.org

Thursday, March 19
— 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. It’s a great way to get ideas for what to read next, or to rave about a favorite.

Friday, March 20
— Author Talk with Susan Wingate, author of “Bobby’s Diner,” 6:30 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Free. Hear local author Susan Wingate read aloud from her new book. “Bobby’s Diner” is a story of woman trying to find herself in a town where nobody wants her. Wingate is an award-winning, best-selling author who hosts the library’s Evenings of Literary Readings.

Saturday, March 21
— The History of U.W. Friday Harbor Labs, 6 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Free. Join Claudia Mills for this presentation.

— Jesse Winchester, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre. Folk/rock singer, guitarist and one of the most prolific songwriters of the 1970s. Tickets: $22 for adults, $11 for student reserved, with $5 student RUSH at the door. Call 378-3210, visit www.sjctheatre.org

— Submit Calendar items to Ann Templeton Monin, amonin@sanjuanjournal.com.

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