July 30 2019
Member Message 360/378-5240

Summer Arts Fairs

Join the San Juan Island community in celebration of summer, creativity and union! Sponsored by the San Juan County Arts Council, the Summer Arts Festival is an inter-generational event that showcases work from 20+ local artisans. This is a FREE event & fun for all ages! On August 2nd we’re kicking it off with LIVE MUSIC performances from Friday Harbor's Nineteen Eighty D and headliner Ebb Slack & Flood from Anacortes (check them out www.ebbslackandflood.com)


Wine and Cider Tastings at Salty Fox Coffee

Every Saturday through September 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Salty Fox Coffee will offer tastings of cider and wines, food available cheese and Charcuterie, hummus plate and small bites available. Located at 85 Front Street. Madrone Cellars and Cider shall provide the beverages for sale. 

Summer Bike to Farm Tours

Running August 10th, spend a summer day cruising the back roads of San Juan Island en route to one of our beautiful local farms! Meet at the SJI Co-op at the appointed day and time. A seasoned guide from Meat Machine Cycles www.meatmachinecycles.com will lead guests on an energizing bike ride across the island, with time to to stop and enjoy the local flora and fauna.


Wolf Hollow Event

Wolf Hollow is having a Lavender Fete at Pelindaba Lavender Farm Friday, Aug 9, 2019 4pm-7pm

A Fete is a European term for a fun summer outdoor party

The Silent Auction will be full of unique and practical items

The appetizers will be expertly made by Coho, very yummy and plentiful

Wines provided by Mikes cafe and Wine Bar and Orcas Island Winery

Music by Daniel DeShon

Special Guest Madrona the Red Tailed Hawk education bird

Have fun while knowing you are supporting an important cause...wildlife rehabilitation

Invite your friends and family

Tickets are available on their website

Chanda Stone,CVA

Executive Director
Wolf Hollow Wildlife
office 360-378-5000

Some News from Vics

Brian Carlson

From Brian and Theresa Carlson:
We wanted to pass along as members that Vic’s will be at the fair this year...under an alias.

To avoid any redundancy in offerings by vendors we have spent the last two years working diligently on an entirely new concept specifically for the fair.

The new concept is called Uppities (pronounces You-Pit-ease) and derives from The Finnish world for Deep Fried (Uppopaistettu) and the definition of Uppity - as in assuming a position beyond ones station. As in “this upscale deep Fried Mac n cheese ball is brought to you by Vics”


Chef Aaron Rock has created a from scratch recipe that will be offered plain, with weenies, or in Arancini form with White Fish.


For dessert we have engineered a first:

Chicken ice cream

And we will be serving it as a Chicken and Waffle Sundae.

 Our goal was to provide a fun, delicious, unique and new food offering for locals.

We too look forward to the fair and indulging in the once a year dining opportunity’s.

 This year promises to be a memorable one with many local food vendors stepping back into the fair - and we look forward to spending a few days under our cardboard crown serving up. Great meals in the sun.

Find us at the fair!

Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team

Calling all islanders! Let's celebrate this fabulous team tonight when they get home! This evening, the Friday Harbor students from Rockdonnell will be returning today from Orlando, Florida on the 8:20 ferry scheduled to arrive at 9:25. Please join us in the high school parking lot to congratulate these phenomenal students after they have been escorted off the ferry by the sheriffs!
The Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team has been named World Champions of the International Space Settlement Design Competition! Also known as Island Orbital Technologies, the Friday Harbor team was asked to combine ranks with four other schools from India, Uruguay, Canada and the US to make a 60-person group called “


Featured Member of the Month

Friday Harbor Chocolates

Friday Harbor Chocolates was created by owner, Aylene Geringer, a resident of Friday Harbor in February 2017. Her relationship with the island commenced in 1990 when she and her husband first came to visit friends who lived on San Juan Island. Over the years, they bought a vacation home in 1998 with an eye towards settling down someday in their retirement years.  Right after 9/11, they decided to accelerate their retirement, left their professions in Los Angeles (Aylene was a trial lawyer for 20 years & her husband Mark was a garment designer & manufacturer), sold the vacation house and bought an existing Bed and Breakfast Inn, The Trumpeter Inn, which they operated as a post-retirement business.


An Invitation from the Customs and Border Protection Office

The Friday Harbor Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry would like to invite you to our office located at 100 First St. S on July 31, 2019 between the hours of 10:00am - 12:00pm in order to help us celebrate 230 years of US Customs Service.  There will be cake, ice cream and coffee.

Music on the Lawn

Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30 PM at 405 Price Street Friday Harbor

July 31st Marlin James Band wide range of high-energy country music.

August 7th Time Machine Radio songs include epic and iconic fun rock songs.

Play: The Merchant of Venice

Thursday – Sunday July 25 to August 11 Starts at 7:45 Prompt.  The Jewish moneylender Shylock has been spat upon, cursed, beaten, robbed – and his chief persecutor is suddenly in his power. Shylock demands a savage enforcement of justice. Or is it revenge?  This is a play for today. The powerful forces driving it could be drawn from the daily news – including the cross-dressing heroine’s brilliant yet merciless legal gambit. Music is interlaced with Shakespeare’s words, providing a rich background for this battle of the soul.

Pod Nods

Pod Nod overnight marine adventures return this summer to The Whale Museum! These popular “pajama party” sleepovers are geared for children ages 6 to 11 and will be held on the following Fridays: August 2, and August 23. Pod Nods are led by Museum Educators with assistance from other adult professionals.  Youth participants will learn to value whales and their environment through art projects, science labs, games, the traditional flashlight tour of the Exhibit Hall, and a bedtime movie.  We promise a high adult/child ratio and a whale of a good time!


WaterWorks Gallery

Friday August, 2nd 5 to 8 pm for a new edition of Art AiSLE:  Rebecca Woodhouse. In the quest of creating new events, we will be pouring Prosecco [and water] with lots of chocolate to engage all our senses in the enjoyment and appreciation of new artwork and chatting with the artist, Rebecca Woodhouse and the gallery staff.


Pancake Breakfast

Join us on Sunday, Aug 4 for the next Community Pancake Breakfast!   All proceeds go to support San Juan Island’s Wheels on Meals program, coordinated and co-sponsored by San Juan County, Whatcom Council on Aging, and the Mullis Center.  Let us do the cooking and clean-up while you relax and enjoy crisp bacon, scrambled eggs, and all you can eat pancakes for $6. Kids under 7 eat for $4. Our rich and delicious gluten-free Pancake Breakfast is available for $8.  

Save the Sea Otter

On August 6, Dr. Shawn Larson, Curator of Conservation Research at the Seattle Aquarium and Research Curator for The Whale Museum, will discuss “Sea Otter, Enhydra lutris, Conservation-Can They Save The World?” This lecture will be held at the Whale Museum at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, as part of The Whale Museum’s Summer Lecture Series.


The Ag Guild Celebrates Island Farming

Past, Present & Future Sunday, August 11 at Straits View Farm, San Juan Island. A farm-to-table dinner under the stars on August 11 will benefit the programs of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild.

Summer 2019 - July 30 2019