Topic: Arts

Rescheduled: An Evening with George Winston at San Juan Community Theatre

Written on June 17, 2020 at 7:48 pm, by

An Evening with George Winston has been one of our most highly anticipated concerts of 2020. Due to the uncertainties of performing during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to work directly with George and his team to reschedule his performances at SJCT. The dual concerts were originally set for Friday, September 11, and Saturday,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Town Installs Poetry Gardens

Written on June 17, 2020 at 7:35 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… It’s June and gardens on the island are burgeoning with new life. At the Mullis Center more than foliage and flowers has sprung up. Among the greenery on the east side of the building you will now find poems  Continue Reading

A Photographic Journey: Iconic Birds of the World – Zoom Presentation with Peter Cavanagh

Written on June 9, 2020 at 11:56 am, by

We are living in a time of unprecedented trial. In an effort to bring you a much-needed reconnection to the natural world, Friends of the San Juans would like to invite you to attend an upcoming Zoom presentation with Peter Cavanagh. Are you experiencing travel withdrawal after months of lockdown and cancelled travel plans? Peter  Continue Reading

John Miller Shares a Photo

Written on June 7, 2020 at 6:56 am, by

John Miller saw this on Roche Harbor road the other day. He said: “It reminds me of the old Burma Shave signs of years past, projecting an important message.” Thanks for sharing John!

Sidewalk Art Sale at Friday Harbor Atelier

Written on June 5, 2020 at 10:44 am, by

Local Artists to Feature Original Works at Outdoor Show, Saturday, June 13 Friday Harbor, Washington… A group of San Juan Island artists, members of the Friday Harbor Atelier, will host a Studio Sidewalk Art Show on Saturday, June 13 in front of the Atelier at the corner of Spring Street and Argyle Avenue from 10:00  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Playwrights Festival 2020

Written on May 28, 2020 at 1:50 pm, by

2020 has brought a lot of changes and the SJCT Playwrights Festival is changing with it. The challenges of quarantine, social distancing, and maintaining a safe and healthy community have inspired us to re-think our format, and hopefully provide audiences and authors with new opportunities. So for all of us on San Juan Island who  Continue Reading

We’re Keeping the Ghost Light On!

Written on May 21, 2020 at 1:13 pm, by

A note from Island Stage Left… Normally at this time of year we would be asking you for money. But what’s normal now? For the first time in Island Stage Left’s twenty two year history, we must cancel our summer “Shakespeare Under the Stars”, which was to have been Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Much Ado About  Continue Reading

From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ Campaign Update

Written on May 18, 2020 at 9:42 am, by

Dear SJCT Family, On May 5th, we wrote to inform you of the launch of the From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ campaign to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on SJCT operations. Following the cancellation of events in March, April, and through the end of the summer, the campaign seeks to raise $193,000 of community support by September 30th.  Continue Reading

State of the Theatre

Written on May 6, 2020 at 8:40 am, by

Here is a Special Update from SJCT’s Executive Artistic Director… Dear SJCT Family, We’ve had numerous inquiries as to how COVID-19 has affected San Juan Community Theatre. While we don’t know everything that the future holds, we have an update about the State of the Theatre today. Please take a few minutes to watch the  Continue Reading

Bald Eagle

Written on May 4, 2020 at 9:21 am, by

Local photographer Kevin Holmes shares this photo of a Bald Eagle he photographed a few days ago. Great shot Kevin – Thanks for sharing!

4-H Talent Show

Written on May 3, 2020 at 9:49 am, by

Hello There! please join the NW Regional 4-Hers for a virtual 4-H Talent Show! Our teen leaders want to let people know that we are thinking of them and that they are not alone! Join via a smartphone or computer. Participants will need to register with a ZOOM account (you may need to create one)  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Studio Tour Cancelled

Written on May 3, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

The Organizers of the San Juan Island Artists Studio Tour regretfully wish to inform patrons and visitors that the June 6th & 7th event is cancelled. This decision was made with significant concern for the safety of both visitors and artists during this time of the CoV19 pandemic. We remain hopeful for a positive outcome  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Local Artist’s T-Shirt Sales Support Local Seniors

Written on May 1, 2020 at 7:04 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… With community lunches on hold due to COVID-19 it may seem like not much is happening these days at the Mullis Center. However, since the lockdown, the number of meals delivered to local seniors by our Meals on Wheels  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Announces Virtual Festival May 8-23

Written on May 1, 2020 at 6:58 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival in cooperation with Bullfrog Communities is proud to present a Virtual Film Festival of climate-change-related films in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020. Beginning May 8th and continuing through May 23rd, FHFF will offer seven powerful, environmentally focused documentary feature films for online streaming.  Viewing costs only $1.99 per film or $7.99  Continue Reading

Your Dose of “Awww” for Today

Written on April 29, 2020 at 9:05 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares these photos of his new neighbors. In his words: “I have a momma fox with four babies living around the corner from my house. Though you might need your daily dose of “Awww”… Thanks for sharing Kevin!

Our Islands Together Posters

Written on April 22, 2020 at 7:25 am, by

Celebrate those in the islands working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response with these posters. Anyone in community who wants to print and hang one can feel free to do so.  Click here or on the image above to see the posters available online and then click any one you like to download  Continue Reading

Virtual Sewing Bee Stitches Beautiful Protection for San Juan Islanders

Written on April 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., April 21, 2020 – It started with a simple request for support. In late March, Beth Williams-Gieger, director of administration at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, emailed Peggy Cregor, chair of the Peace Island Volunteers (PIVs) asking if they would be interested in sewing masks for medical providers at PeaceHealth Peace Island.  Continue Reading

Even if we are closed due to the COVID virus—

Written on April 19, 2020 at 4:33 pm, by

You can visit the current San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) even though we are closed. SJIMA set up this link so you could see a tour of the art of Deon Venter, Holly Ballard Martz and June Sekiguchi. SJIMA participated in last week’s Virtual Art Walk on Thursday, April 16. Enjoy the link  Continue Reading

Thank You San Juan Island!

Written on April 19, 2020 at 8:48 am, by

The pig at Brickworks says “Thank You” to San Juan Island for all of your exemplary self-distancing and your selfless response to this Covid-19 crisis. And please remember to wear your mask when out and about where you’re likely to be near others (but not nearer than 6 feet!) Photo by Kathleen Nelson.

Island Senior: What’s on the Bookshelf?

Written on April 16, 2020 at 9:27 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On Monday the Mullis Center Book Club met for the first time using Zoom. This was also my first time using Zoom so I was happy to discover how easy it was. The Book Club is facilitated by San  Continue Reading

HOT TOPIC #14: April 9th A Light-Hearted Look at Caring for your Introvert/Extrovert Significant Other While Staying Home

Written on April 10, 2020 at 9:19 am, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders Disclaimer: Authors Courtney and Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey are in no way relationship experts. They are not therapists. They have BEEN to a lot of therapy. (They find it’s an essential part of maintaining a healthy relationship. You’ll probably understand why when you finish  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest Cancelled

Written on April 8, 2020 at 12:30 pm, by

Due to the closure of all but essential businesses the Friday Harbor Film Festival has cancelled the Best of the Fest series for the remainder of the year.