San Juan A&E Calendar

A listing of arts and entertainment events happening around the San Juan Islands.



The Labyrinth Walk will be open to the public from noon to 2 p.m. For a schedule of future walks or more information, call 376-4252.


Preschool storytime at the Orcas Island Public Library, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Info: 376-4985.

Open Mic Pizza Night at Doe Bay Resort. A weekly benefit for a different nonprofit organization each month. 6 to 10 p.m., with open mic starting between 7 and 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 20

Crow Valley Pottery Opening Summer Show Reception with tasty treats and live music by Carolyn Cruso from 4 to 7 p.m. at ‘The Cabin’ (across from Golf Course). Call Crow Valley at 376-4260 or email

One World Music Festival – Orcas Center at 7:30 p.m. Martin Lund’s jazz-based musical variety show directly supports The Funhouse. Nightly reception before the performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Madrona Room. Tickets $21, $18 for Orcas Center Members, $12 students – 376-2281.


Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Island Hardware and Supply on West Beach Road.

Saturday Farmers’ Market in Eastsound Village Green, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bullfrog Competition Barbecue. A fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. A competitive event for all Island Chefs. Taste the BBQ after the awards ceremony! Cooking begins at 10 a.m.; music at noon; judging at 1:30 p.m. at Port of Orcas Park (Mt. Baker & North Beach). Info: Valerie at 376-4593.

Botany of Mt. Constitution with Dr. Thor Hanson, San Juan Nature Institute adult field workshop. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (3 p.m. if from Lopez/Shaw). Cost: $55 each, $40 for Beach Watchers and Whale Museum Naturalists. Mail checks to SJNI, PO Box 3110, FH, WA 98250, Visa or Master Card accepted. Meet at Moran State Park’s Cascade Lake parking area at 10:30 a.m. for carpools to various walk sites. Info: 360-378-3646

Orcas Public Library’s Saturday storytimes will be held from 11:30 am to noon on the Village Green.

“Music in Motion” is the theme of the 10th annual Summer Solstice Celebration. Parade begins at noon at Oddfellows Hall to the Eastsound Village and Stage on the Green for entertainment. Contact Laura Gibbons, 376-4066.

“Living in the Moment” with Western Buddhist monk Kelsang Norbu will begin at 3 p.m. in the Orcas Island Public Library. Free.

One World Music Festival – Orcas Center at 7:30 p.m. See Friday, June 20.

West Sound Community Club potluck At Yacht Club Grounds next to West Sound Community Hall, at 5 p.m. (not 6 p.m.) The Club provides burgers and chicken. Bring side dish.

SunDAY, June 22

The Exchange Recycled Art Show – Win prizes and possible fame. Opens at 10 a.m. Obtain Entry registration form at the Exchange for free materials.

Open-Mic Music and Spoken Word at Enzo’s in Eastsound. Doors open at 6 p.m. for food, music at 7 p.m. Please bring a food bank donation

MONDAY, June 23

Drawing portraits with Seattle artist and Gage Academy instructor Geoff Flack at the Senior Center. Participants will be drawing from live models and using soft pencils and charcoals. Sponsored by the Olga Strawberry Council, $90 for two-day workshop. Registration form can be downloaded from the Council’s web site at

Duplicate bridge every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse in Eastsound 376-2797 or 376-8278.

TUESDAY, June 24

Drawing portraits with Seattle artist and Gage Academy instructor Geoff Flack at the Senior Center. See June 23 calendar.

“Cooking in the Barn” series benefitting Children’s House features Kathy Cnner of Au Gavroche Bakery in Seattle. Demonstration class begins at 3 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner with wine. For information or reservations call 376-4744.

Chess club at the Orcas Island Library at 3:30 p.m. 376-4985.


Business at Sunset Chamber mixer Free for Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce members to attend and $5 for non-members (fee waived if you join the Chamber). Wine and appetizers. RSVPs will be deeply appreciated. 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Smugglers Villa Resort. Call the Chamber at 376-2273 if planning to attend.



Farmers Market located next to the Lopez Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Helpers wanted to pull Tansy Ragwort from noon to 3 p.m. at the Land Bank’s Upright Head Preserve (adjacent to the Lopez ferry landing). Bring gloves if you have them, if not we will have extra. Refreshments served. Meet at the upper ferry parking lot. For more information call 378-4402.

MONDAY, June 23

P.E.O. Picnic/Beach party. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization devoted to the assistance to women going to college. The Chapter IU, chartered in Friday Harbor, has members from all three islands. For instructions for the ferry and pick-up at the ferry on Lopez, call Marlene Langrock at 468 4404.