San Juan Island events through Aug. 8 | Calendar

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Check out the following San Juan Island events to see what’s happening on the island through Aug. 8. To view or add more calendar items, visit


Through Aug. 11

Friday Harbor quilt walk, during business hours, Friday Harbor, free. Fourteen establishments feature 21 quilts made by Sand Juan islanders. Inspired by the museum of art’s “Conversations With Gee’s Bend.” Info,

Thursdays through Sundays through Aug. 12

Island Stage Left presents “The Tempest,” 8 p.m., 1062 Wold Road, free. The play centers around a duke, Prospero, who is betrayed by his brother, and left stranded on an island with his daughter Miranda, a servant-spirit Arial, and Caliban, a monster-slave. Info,

Saturdays through Aug. 25

San Juan Island National Historical Park historical reenactments, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., American and English Camps, free. Events include blacksmithing, cooking and wood carving throughout the grounds. Info,

Family Art Days, noon-4 p.m., SJI Museum of Art, free, participants leave with their own artwork; ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Info,

Through Aug. 27

“Viva Cuba!” art show, 1-4 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, SJ Community Theatre lobby, free. The show features 26 photographers and 52 photographs depicting the people and places of Cuba. Info, or 206-498-1626.

Fridays through Aug. 31

Summer Arts Festival, 4-10 p.m., Brickworks, free entry, this “makers market” includes live music and over 25 vendors featuring local artists, food vendors, beer, and more. Info,

Saturdays through Sept. 1

Music in the Park, 3-5 p.m., Port of Friday Harbor, free. Concert series at the harbor. Info,

Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 2

San Juan Island National Historical Park geology hikes, 9-11 a.m., Saturdays and 3:30-5 p.m., Sundays, Young Hill near English Camp and Mount Finlayson near American Camp. These hikes will focus on the geology of the San Juan Islands over the last 230 million years.

Through Sept. 3

Quilts of Gee’s Bend,” SJI Museum of Art. Artists express their own dialogue with quilts made in the isolated, rural community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Info,

Driving access to the top of Mount Grant is open, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., free. Info,

Saturdays through October

San Juan Island Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Brickworks, free. Pick up produce, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, flowers, jewelry and more. Info,

Saturday, Aug. 4

Friends of the Library Annual Summer Book Sale, 10 a.m., SJI Library, 1010 Guard St. Info,

Island Rec’s Movies in the Park: “Guardians of the Galaxy,” 8:44 p.m., Sunken Park, free. Info,

Monday, Aug. 6

Tech with Rock Island: Facebook Tips and Tricks, 10 a.m.-noon, library meeting room, free. Learn how Facebook can be used to stay in contact with old friends and family as well as an online presence for businesses. Info,

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Summer Film Series: “The Insult,” 7:30 p.m. SJ Community Theatre, pay what you can. Academy Award Nominee. After an exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention. Info, or 360-378-3210.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Art for fun, 5:45-8 p.m., SJI Museum of Art, $35. Paint “Harbor Glow” with step-by-step instructions. Info,

Island Rec’s Music on the Lawn presents: The Crocs, 6:30-8:15 p.m., free, San Juan Historical Museum, at 405 Price St. This improvisational indie-funk-Latin-reggae-folk rock band plays memorable covers of audiences’ favorite songs. Info, or 360-378-4953.

David George Gordon: “Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?,” 7 p.m., SJI Library, free. David George Gordon, author and Humanities Washington speaker, evaluates the data about this legendary Northwest icon and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist“ by gathering credible evidence. Info,