Around the island…
• There may be quiet before a thunderstorm, but it definitely wasn’t quiet after! Calvary San Juan hosted “Joy for Jesus” in Sunken Park, which attracted locals and tourists as they swing danced to live music, enjoyed facepainting, and all sorts of other games.
• Splash of Summer Color Weekend is fast approaching, and the Chamber of Commerce is full of opportunities!
The Street Art Fair in front of the courthouse is full of local artists, food, music, and much more! That happens Saturday on the 21st, while the Lavender Festival is on the 22nd. Here are some ways to help support the event…
Have some time and knowledge to spare? There are vacancies on the Board of Directors and a volunteer position to assist in the Visitor’s Information Center Fridays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please consider helping the Chamber and Visitors with your knowledge and expertness. Call Tom Kirschner, Executive Director at 378-5240 to lend your help.
Have something more materialistic? The Chamber is seeking raffle donations to offset the cost of the Street Arts Fair. They are also looking for sponsors for the event. This is a great opportunity for businesses to get their names out there…email Rebecca Parks at rebecca(at)sanjuanisland.org
Pam and Pali aren’t the only new owners in town: the Wharfside B&B has new owners too… Laura and Eric Concord! Stop in and say hello…
• Join us at Lavendera Massage for their Third Thursday Community Health Night this Thursday, July 19th, from 7-9pm. Enjoy a free 15-minute clothed service including chair massage, energy work, intuitive card readings and more. Located at 285 Spring Street Friday Harbor.
• Val Curtis and her East Coast friend Kathy Radigan just started an online magazine just for moms. Called Bonbon Break, it’s got categories spanning everything from Playroom to Mom Cave…check it out!
• The Friends of the Library’s 33rd Annual Summer Book Sale kicks off this Friday from 6pm-8pm in the Turnbull Gym for members (membership can be purchased for $10 at the door) and Saturday opens to the public from 10am-2pm. Here’s more from Barbara Sharpe:
Islanders look forward to this opportunity to browse the large selection of used books, take home some real bargains, and support our library’s programs. All proceeds go to provide funding for programs and equipment not covered by tax dollars. Throughout the year, the Friends receive donated books from the community and discards from the library’s collections, pack them for storage, and bring them out for the sale. There is something for everybody if you like to read, and all proceeds support the library.
There is also a big need for volunteers to help set up and take down the sale, and all volunteers are welcome to free books! Contact Marilyn Dayton, 378-3475, or Birgit Kriete, 378-3972 to sign up.
• Lose your cars keys recently? Bill at Cafe Demeter wanted you to know he found some:
An electronic key to a Prius was found near Cape San Juan at the end of Jakel’s Lagoon Trail; the American Camp Visitor’s Center has it stored in their office.