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March 4: The Met: Live in HD - L'Elisir D'Amore at SJCT

The Met: Live in HD production of L'Elisir D'Amore will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018 at San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor.

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

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March 3: Celebrate the Oscars at FH Film Fest Gala at Brickworks

Celebrate the Oscars with Friday Harbor Film Fest on March 3 at Brickworks. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Last year's celebration was sold out and people were turned away, so don't delay.

Friday Harbor Film Festival will be celebrating the Oscars by screening the Trailers of the Top Contenders for Best Picture and Best Documentary. Everyone is encouraged to select his or her winning choice, for great prizes. The Documentary with the most votes will be selected for the 2018 FHFF. Festivities will begin with wine and an appetizers reception, allowing lots of time to preview the great silent auction items; local products, services, art and jewelry. Dinner will follow while screening the trailers of the Oscar nominated films. Throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to bid on a Wonderful array of 12 Live Auction items. Getaways to Bellingham, Victoria and Yellow Island, a 3 day Cruise, Gourmet Dinners, Oyster Feed; just to name a few.

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March 24: Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale and Conservation District Expo

The San Juan Islands Conservation District is hosting an Expo of educational exhibits and vendors at the same time and location as the Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale.  4-H will be serving coffee and delicious baked goods. The Expo and Native Plant Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, March 24, 2018 at San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor. 

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June 2 & 3: San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Plan a fabulous art weekend in the San Juan Islands June 2 and 3, 2018 and attend the  27th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2018 with 22 mutually supportive island art studios, more than 50 total artists, featuring glass blowing, etchings, handmade knives, kaleidoscopes, wearable art, fused glass and more. This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet.

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May 11: Tour de Family - bike ride in Friday Harbor

Tour de Family - Friday Harbor takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at John O. Linde Community Park in Friday Harbor. This is a family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by Island Rec in partnership with San Juan County Health and Community Services.

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May 5: Children's Festival at county Fairgrounds

Island Rec's 28th Annual Children’s Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor. This is a day of entirely free activities brought to you by Island Rec and many local businesses and community organizations.

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May 12: UW Friday Harbor Labs Open House

University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories hosts its annual Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018. This free 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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Islanders view eclipse - photos and video

Passengers on board the Tillikum ferry used a variety of methods to view the August 21 solar eclipse. The ferry crew had a few pairs of glasses for people to share. One woman brought a cardboard box she had rigged up as a pinhole projector. The image showed up on a piece of paper inside the box. Others projected the image onto the side of the ferry. One girl tried using a cheese grater. In town one man used a cracker with holes. 

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Coast Guard offers safety reminders as visitors gather to see the solar eclipse

NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard reminds the public of important safety measures as personnel prepare for an influx of visitors to the Oregon Coast and federal waterways leading up to and through the solar eclipse event happening, Monday, August 21, 2017.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew approaches a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Tillamook Bay during a training evolution in the Pacific Ocean near Garibaldi, Ore., Aug. 24, 2016. Aircrews and boatcrews often work together during training and rescue operations along the Oregon coastine. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read

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