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May 12: The Micah and Me Music Show

The Micah and Me Music Show is presented at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 12 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor by the San Juan Island Library and the Friends of the San Juan Island Library. Join us for this free music concert for families with young children. Micah and Me are two rockin’ dads from Portland, OR. Treats and a giant bubble machine to follow program.

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May 31: Legal Codes and Talking Trees

Katrina Jagodinsky talks about her book, Legal Codes and Talking Trees,  at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at San Juan Island Library. Her enlightening history is the first to focus on indigenous women of the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and the ways they dealt with the challenges posed by the existing legal regimes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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April 20: Exhibit of Teen Art at SJI Library

The public is invited to attend an art opening in celebration of the middle school art program from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at San Juan Island Library.  View artwork created by middle school students and meet the art instructor, Leisha Holmes. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Melina Lagios at the Library at 378-2798.

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May 5 - 20: Musical "Chicago" at SJCT

San Juan Community Theatre's Spring Musical is Chicago May 5-May 14, 2017. Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins with script adaptation by David Thompson. Margaret Hall directs, music direction by Jim Collado and choreography by Lisa Duke.

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April 21-23: Anon(ymous) at SJCT

Spring Street International School students present four performances of Anon(ymous), written by Naomi lizuka, directed by Krista Strutz April 21-23 in the Gubelman Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor.

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April 26: Reading by Eva L.Elasique

In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, Eva L. Elasigue will read from the first book of her Bones of Starlight series, Fire on All Sides. This event takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26  at San Juan Island Library. This event is free. She will describe her process of writing as well as offer insights into the Sci Fi writers’ market. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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April 20: Literary Salon with Laurie Orton

The next Literary Salon with Laurie Orton takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at San Juan Island Library, free. Better than a book club, it's a chance to talk with friends old and new about books and authors, themes and ideas. Join us and share all things bookish!

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May 13: Open Mic for Writers

Open Mic for Writers takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at San Juan Island Library, free. Held on the second Saturday of the month, Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. Don't be shy, come read your work or just listen. You'll be inspired to write more. For more information please contact Pam Herber at [email protected]

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May 16: Memory Cafe - Nepal with Judy Chovan

Memory Cafe- Nepal with Judy Chovan takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday May 16, 2017 at San Juan Island Library. Meet intrepid traveler and teacher Judy Chovan. Judy will share slides and stories from her recent visit to Nepal. Memory Cafe is a fun weekly event for people with memory issues and their care partners.

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May 3: Changes in the Aging Eye

Kate Fewel, a social worker from Sight Connection in Seattle, will present Changes in the Aging Eye at 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2017 at San Juan Island Library meeting room. Her presentation will address common vision problems and provide tips for living with vision loss. She will also make appointments for individual consultations, and you can sign up for a session for rehab or white cane training at a future date.

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May 10: Intro to Basic Birdwatching

Noted bird expert Barbara Jensen will give an introduction to basic birdwatching: how, what, when, and where to look at birds on San Juan Island at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at San Juan Island Library.

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May 8: Film "Alive Inside" and student presentation

Watch the documentary Alive Inside and hear a presentation by Friday Harbor High School teens at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at San Juan Island Library. The film by Michael Rossato-Bennett and learn about Music & Memory, and music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from dementia.

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Celebrate Voluntourism in the San Juan Islands during April

Visit the San Juan Islands during April - National Volunteer Month - and  celebrate Earth Day, have fun with environmental art at the SJIMA in Friday Harbor,  work with locals to maintain trails in Moran State Park on Orcas Island, ride your bike in the Tour de Lopez, and  enjoy the All-Species Parade in Lopez Village.

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Island Rec is offering Youth & Adult Tennis Lessons

Island Rec is offering Tennis Lessons this April/May for youth and adults with Caroline Hansen. Classes are held Wednesdays April 19- May 10.

Youth lessons for grades 3-5 take place  from 3 to 4:30 pm at Cahail Park in Friday Harbor.

Adult lesson for ages 16 and up are from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.  at Friday Harbor High School Tennis Courts.

Register before April 13 for the early bird special price; $53.  Cost is $58 after April 13.

For more information or registration www.islandrec.org; call 378-4953 or drop by the office 580 Guard St. Monday – Friday 11 am-5 pm.

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June 3 and 4: 26th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Want a fabulous weekend in the San Juan Islands? Save the date: June 3-4 2017 and be one of hundreds who attend the annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. This year 20 mutually supportive island art studios with over 60 artists have joined together to create the largest, most exciting and fun-filled weekend event yet. The self-guided tours take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit personal studios around the island and watch great art in the making. 

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May 20: Annual Open House at UW Friday Harbor Lab

Saturday, May 20, 2017, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its annual Open House. This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Families are particularly encouraged to attend.

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