Nash Street Project has Begun

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The Nash Street Realignment has begun. The bump out feature is gone and changes are being made. While construction is going on access from Argyle Avenue to Nash Street and Market Street will be limited. If you need to get to the Senior Center or to Marketplace, avoid congestion come in via Mullis Street instead.  Continue Reading

Ferry Sing

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The Island Chordsmen Plus (mixed gender) barbershop chorus from San Juan Island is presenting two free FERRY SING gatherings this summer, with the first on the 1st of August just around the corner. That’s a Thursday afternoon/evening and will feature both the chorus and the all woman ensemble “Sound Vibrations” that you’ve heard on the  Continue Reading

Fair Entertainment Line Up Announced

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

This year at the Fair, August 14-17, 2019 at the San Juan Country Fairgrounds Headline Entertainment: The SJ County Fair is excited to announce the entertainment for 2019. This year includes rock classics at their best with Spike and The Impalers, a return performance by the winner of MoPop/KEXP Sound Off Competition, Micaiah Sawyer performing  Continue Reading

Thank You Party for Deepwater Divers

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Thank You Party for US Army Deepwater Derelict Net Removal Project Thursday July 25, 4:00-5:30 p.m., San Juan Island Brewing Co. (410 A St.) Project helps keep our waters safe for wildlife and boaters Join Friends of the San Juans in thanking 20 soldiers from the US Army’s 569th Engineering Dive Detachment who have been  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Tuesday July 23rd at 7:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre, the Summer Film Series continues… Angels Are Made of Light Dari, Pusto, Arabic, and English (subtitled) Documentary Not Rated 117 minutes This film by Friday Harbor’s own James Longley arrives 12 years after his Oscar nominated “Iraq in Fragments”.  Filmed throughout three years (2011-2014), Angels  Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Posted on July 21, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual book sale on Saturday August 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the 40th anniversary book sale for the Friends. Proceeds from the sale provide the library with financial support for a variety of programs and purchases, including programs for children, Baby Bags, online  Continue Reading

Don’t Let it Loose

Posted on July 20, 2019 at 7:33 am, by

Public Invited to Submit Art to Highlight the Dangers of Releasing Pets and Plants into the Wild OLYMPIA–Calling all artists! The Washington Invasive Species Council invites artists of all ages to participate in an art contest as part of its “Don’t Let it Loose” campaign. The campaign teaches people about the dangers of releasing unwanted  Continue Reading

21st Annual Encampment

Posted on July 19, 2019 at 6:54 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park Presents 21st Annual Encampment Re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada will once again celebrate peace as they gather for the 21st annual Encampment scheduled for July 26-28 on the English Camp parade ground. Encampment features recreations of mid-19th century soldier camp life, demonstrations of black powder firing,  Continue Reading

Merchant of Venice

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 7:33 am, by

Reviews from the first week “Superb!” ~ 3 audience members on leaving BRAVO! A superb and deeply thought-provoking production. Not to be missed! ~ Shapiro It was so well played and so intriguing that I want to see it again! Daniel Mayes is fantastic! Best performance ever! We have been talking about it and processing  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Lakedale Music Festival

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 7:21 am, by

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. Festival proceeds will benefit the San Juan Islands School Music Programs and Terry’s Kids. The festival is open to all  Continue Reading

László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award Entries Open

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking entries into the 2019 competition for the László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award. Recognizing young talent in filmmaking, it will be presented to the creator of the best student short film during the Festival to be held October 25-27. All student films will be screened by  Continue Reading

Deep Dive Continued and State Art Collection Work Together

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

A web exhibition on My Public Art Portal, curated by San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) board member Lynn Bahrych connects artworks in the State Art Collection with themes in SJIMA’s current exhibition DEEP DIVE. The web exhibition is entitled DEEP DIVE CONTINUED and expands the ocean conservation theme of SJIMA’s exhibition. ArtsWA encourages citizens to  Continue Reading

Rotary Supports FOLKS

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Erin Corra, Founder/Director of Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) receives a check for $200 from Rotary Club President, Tom Sibert and Barb Fagan, baker extraordinaire of 200 cookies sold to benefit FOLKS during the Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial Celebration held on June 30th.

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

This month we are happy to feature Michael Karcher calling. Michael is a popular energetic young caller from Seattle who we have enjoyed several times at our dances. And this month’s band is Not For Sissies, featuring some of our favorite musicians, including fiddlers Vivian Williams and Sono Hashisaki and guitarist Jay Finkelstein. They are  Continue Reading

Giddy Up Fundraiser

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 12:49 pm, by

Head on over to The Village (543 Spring St) on Saturday, July 20th, 5:30-8:30 PM for some lip-smackin’, melt-in-your-mouth BBQ meat & trimmin’s and the golden opportunity to lasso some original pieces from your favorite island artists Darleen Nixon Janet Williamson Maria Michaelson Eben Shay Thaddeus Krol Manya Pickard Trish Morse Margaret Thorsen Jan Murphy  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series at SJCT

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 8:15 am, by

Shoplifters Tuesday July 16th 7:30 pm Japanese (subtitled) 121 minutes Drama Rated R (some sexual content and nudity) Winner of Palme D’Or at Cannes and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign film, Shoplifters depicts a Japanese family that survives by running petty scams, Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s modern day Oliver Twist story portrayal of the  Continue Reading

Print and Photo Workshops This Month at Alchemy Art Center

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 8:08 am, by

Alchemy Art Center is continuing it’s visiting artist series with two incredible weekend workshops this month. Watercolor Monotypes: Landscapes is being offered Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 at Alchemy. This class will explore a printmaking technique that is perfect for painters, or for anyone interested in a versatile and fluid form of expression. Nikki Barber  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Forest Bathing, an Antidote to Stress

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 7:45 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Most Islanders do not need to be reminded to appreciate the beauty of nature. It is why we live here. And yet, if you live here 24/7 you know that even our island paradise is not immune to the  Continue Reading

Pets of the Week

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 7:44 am, by

Brought to you by Kitten Poets of Friday Harbor. It’s wondrous what a kitten can do… A kitten can cheer you when you’re blue… A kitten can say I love you so… Or gee I hate to see you go… A kitten will purr you to sleep at night… And wake you come morning with  Continue Reading

Fading Sound

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 7:54 am, by

On July 15th at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street, we will be showing a documentary film called “Fading Sound” that was produced by Friday Harbor High School students Blake Budwill and Luke Erikson. This film focuses on the threats facing Southern Resident killer whales. Blake Budwill will be  Continue Reading

Broadway comes to SJI for the SJCT Summer Festival

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ben Jeffrey will be joining San Juan Community Theatre from the New York production of Disney’s The Lion King for two extraordinary events!  Ben has been playing the role of Pumbaa for nine years, and singing his heart out on Broadway and in tours across the country.  Story and Song: A Cabaret Friday, July 19th,  Continue Reading

Space Lady to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Alchemy Art Center will host living outsider music legend Susan Dietrich, known by most as The Space Lady, for an unforgettable performance on Tuesday, July 16th at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10-15 donation is requested at the door.  Continue Reading