Notes from the Island — June 22

Posted June 22, 2022 at 8:00 am by

  • Fri­day Har­bor-based sail­boat Else­where is just over 30 miles from the Race to Alas­ka fin­ish line and is cur­rent­ly in sec­ond place. The clos­est com­peti­tor is near­ly 30 miles behind.
  • Under­ground Rhythm & Blues Revue per­forms at Alche­my Art Cen­ter this Sat­ur­day at 7 p.m. Entry is $10 by donation.
  • The 25th annu­al San Juan Island Jam Fes­ti­val will take place this year on Sat­ur­day, July 23. Tick­ets are $30.
  • The Port of Fri­day Har­bor is look­ing for artists and oth­er ven­dors inter­est­ed in sell­ing dur­ing the Port’s Fourth of July events between 4 and 10 p.m. Email for more details.
  • The Madrona Bar & Grill at Roche Har­bor is now open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • Climb San Juan’s youth climb­ing class­es will be tak­ing place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tues­days and Wednes­days dur­ing the summer.

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A pair of eagles dining on fresh caught salmon while a seagull waits for scraps

Posted June 21, 2022 at 10:43 pm by

Photo credit: Brad Pillow

Pho­to cap­tured below the bluff at the Cape.

Community Theatre hosting free workshop with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Posted June 21, 2022 at 12:11 pm by

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre sends along news about a free work­shop tak­ing place before this Sun­day’s concert.

The Brubeck Broth­ers Quar­tet will per­form a live con­cert at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre on Sun­day, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. The Quar­tet includes the sons of jazz leg­end, Dave Brubeck, most notable for his chart-top­ping song, Take Five. The Quar­tet is leg­endary in its own right with Gram­my-nom­i­nat­ed albums, a fea­ture on the PBS series Jazz in Amer­i­ca, and inter­na­tion­al tours. Indi­vid­u­al­ly, they are dynam­ic musi­cians. Jaz­zTimes Mag­a­zine referred to Dan Brubeck­’s drum­ming as noth­ing less than jaw-drop­ping and The L.A. Times hailed Chris Brubeck as “…one of the most capa­ble elec­tric bassists, deliv­er­ing imag­i­na­tive solos”.

The Brubeck Broth­ers Quar­tet is also offer­ing a free work­shop at 4 p.m. before the June 26 con­cert. Atten­dees can expect to learn some jazz his­to­ry, enjoy a demon­stra­tion, and ask ques­tions. This project received sup­port from Wash­ing­ton State Arts Com­mis­sion, the West­ern States Arts Fed­er­a­tion, and the Nation­al Endow­ment for the Arts. To pur­chase tick­ets or to reg­is­ter for the work­shop, vis­it the SJCT web­site or call the box office at 360–378-3210. Tick­ets are $36 for adults and $18 for reserved stu­dent seat­ing. $5 stu­dent rush tick­ets are avail­able an hour before the show. 

Chelsea Alexander is the Animal Protection Society’s volunteer of the month

Posted June 21, 2022 at 9:59 am by

APS-FH shares some kind words about their vol­un­teer of the month.

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Society—Friday Har­bor is pleased to announce Chelsea Alexan­der as its vol­un­teer of the month for June.

Have you ever vis­it­ed the ani­mal shel­ter and noticed how clean it is? We have many deserv­ing vol­un­teers who work very hard to keep the shel­ter clean and tidy, and Chelsea is one of them. Since August 2021, Chelsea has been vis­it­ing the shel­ter twice a week, fold­ing the moun­tains of laun­dry and stacks of dish­es with­out com­plaint. Chelsea is so enthu­si­as­tic about fold­ing and stack­ing, that some­times she will even re-fold and orga­nize the many blan­kets and tow­els that are already put away to make them look nicer and eas­i­er to access. She is also known to clean the end­less “dog­gie nose print art” off the win­dows as well as sweep­ing and mop­ping the floors, and keep­ing the bath­rooms clean and fresh.

It is always a hard deci­sion to choose just one vol­un­teer to rec­og­nize for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion, but Chelsea deserves some major recog­ni­tion. Not only is Chelsea con­sis­tent and a con­stant sup­port to the shel­ter, but she also always comes to her vol­un­teer shift with a smile and a cheer­ful atti­tude. She is such a plea­sure to have on the team, and we are grate­ful to be able to hon­or her hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to the shel­ter animals.

If you are inter­est­ed in join­ing an excel­lent team of vol­un­teers work­ing togeth­er in a fun envi­ron­ment, vis­it our web­site and fill out a vol­un­teer application.

As the sun sets on spring

Posted June 20, 2022 at 9:03 pm by

Island Jobs: Wagner Law Offices is hiring a Legal Assistant

Posted June 20, 2022 at 6:08 pm by

Wag­n­er Law Offices is look­ing for a full-time Legal Assis­tant with strong atten­tion to detail and excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion and orga­ni­za­tion skills. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

Summer reading program underway at the library

Posted June 20, 2022 at 12:28 pm by

The San Juan Island Library shares news about their sum­mer read­ing programming.

Read­ers of all ages will dive into the ocean depths this sum­mer as San Juan Island Library presents their 2022 sum­mer read­ing pro­gram, titled Oceans of Pos­si­bil­i­ties. Reg­is­tra­tion is now under­way at the Library, or online at Beanstack, where you can track your read­ing time while earn­ing badges and prizes.

The sum­mer read­ing pro­gram is open to youth, preschool through young adult, with pro­grams, grand prize draw­ings, sto­ry­times, and pro­fes­sion­al per­for­mances by magi­cians, jug­glers, and come­di­ans, held out­side at 1:30 p.m. on Wednes­day after­noons at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School. Our first per­for­mance fea­tures Cow­boy Buck & Eliz­a­beth on June 29. Vis­it the Library’s cal­en­dar of events to view a com­plete list of sum­mer programs.

All San Juan Island Library pro­grams are free to the pub­lic. The 2022 sum­mer read­ing pro­gram is spon­sored by the Friends of the San Juan Island Library with addi­tion­al sup­port and con­tri­bu­tions from local schools, San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds, Sweet Retreat, Grif­fin Bay Book­store, Vic’s, Col­lab­o­ra­tive Sum­mer Library Pro­gram, and the Wash­ing­ton State Library.

Notes from the Island — June 20

Posted June 20, 2022 at 9:00 am by

  • The Library is closed today in obser­vance of June­teenth. They’ll re-open tomorrow.
  • Here’s the sched­ule for the Fourth of July fes­tiv­i­ties — just two weeks from today.
  • The Whale Muse­um needs vol­un­teers Tues­day through Fri­day this week to help mural­ist Lind­say Car­ron repair and refresh the mur­al on the side of the build­ing. Email if you can help.
  • Fri­day Har­bor Labs is hold­ing their sum­mer speak­er series now through mid-August. Here’s the line­up. Most of the events take place Wednes­days at 7 p.m. in the Com­mons at the Labs.
  • This year’s San Juan Con­cours takes place Sun­day, Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Juan Vine­yard. Reg­is­tra­tion is $10. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter, the Fam­i­ly Umbrel­la Group, the mobile den­tal van, and Polio Plus of Rotary International.
  • Dead Lee and Don Piano per­form next Fri­day, July 1 at Everelse. The Pou­tine Your Mouth food truck will be there as well.

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