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August 17-19: Theatre Arts for Kids: "Once on Tuhis Island Jr."

Theatre Arts for Kids present Once on This Island, Jr., written by Lynn Ahrens, music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and directed by Penelope Haskew  onstage at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18 at the Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre. A matinee will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

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August 4, 11, 18, 25: SJ Arts Festival at Brickworks

Every Friday in August from 4 to 10 p.m. the second annual San Juan Summer Arts Festival takes place at Brickworks on Nichols Avenue in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. This event, a celebration of the creative talents from all of San Juan County, is sponsored by the San Juan County Arts Council and local business supporters.

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EMERGENCE at SJIMA - Memorial Day-Labor Day

EMERGENCE is the exhibition of First Nation Legendary & Emerging Artists
 that opened in time for Memorial Day Weekend and will run through Labor Day. In this exhibition, voices of First Nation ancestors speak through the work of a new generation of artists and their honored mentors.

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July 28: Hedrick Smith and Sarah Stillman on “The Future of Journalism in a Post-Truth Environment”

A conversation moderated by Floyd McKay Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m. in Orcas Center With journalism under increasing siege in the United States, two of its leading practitioners will meet in Orcas Center on Friday, July 28, 2017, to discuss “The Future of Journalism in a Post-Truth Environment.” Sponsored by Orcas Currents and moderated by Floyd McKay, this timely conversation will begin at 7 p.m. that evening.

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Take a look at Fair's entertainment line up

Some of the entertainment line up for the four-day San Juan County Fair, August 16-19 is set. 

Music headliners include:

Kuinka (Formerly Rabbit Wilde),

The Fabulous Rhythmatics,

The Olson Bros Band (country rock from Olympia),

Seattle’s own ecstatic ensemble Industrial Revelation

Families will be entertained from the likes of hypnotist, Justin James and circus jugglers, Wren & Della, and more roving surprises around the corner.

Expect the Fair-produced favorites such as: Trashion Fashion show,  Fair Feud, and the return of Silent Disco.

Also performing country songstress Miller Campbell, ukulele inferno Dante Manalo, siren cellist Anja Claire, avant guardian angel Dylan Clifthorne, and more.

Check the fair website for updates www.sjcfair.org 

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Register now for Aug. 19 Island Loop Run

The 40th annual Friday Harbor 8.8K Loop Run takes place August 19, 2017. The race begins at 9 am at Wells Fargo on Spring Street, proceeds through town on Warbass to Turn Point, to Pear Point, to Argyle and ends at the County Fair. This is a fun run/walk for all ages.

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August 12: Jazz at the Labs is back

Friday Harbor Laboratories will host the 17th annual Jazz at the Labs, with dinner and amazing music from 6 to 9:30 p.m. August 12, 2017.  This event will include dinner served from 6 to 7  p.m. in FHL’s historic dining hall. The San Juan Jazz Quintet (SJJQ) will have diners tapping their toes as they enjoy the fabulous food. 

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