August 6 2019
Member Message 360/378-5240

Weekend Workshop

The Whale Museum is holding an “In-Depth” Workshop over the weekend of October 18-20, 2019. The course begins on Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday afternoon. It includes evening lectures on Friday and local day field trips on Saturday and Sunday.


Laszlo Pal Filmmaking Award

Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking entries into the 2019 competition for the László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award. Recognizing young talent in filmmaking, it will be presented to the creator of the best student short film during the Festival to be held October 25-27.  All student films will be screened by a panel of film industry judges to determine the winner.


Play: The Merchant of Venice

Last week of performances! Thursday – Sunday until 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.



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Summer Arts Fair

Summer Arts Fairs Friday Nights in August 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! 

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.


Save the Sea Otter

On August 20, 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 20, as part of The Whale Museum’s Summer Lecture Series.


NHP Programs 160th Anniversary of Pig War

San Juan Island National Historical Park will be presenting a series of special programs from August 22 – 25, 2019 to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the 1859 Boundary Crisis known as the “Pig War.” The peaceful actions in response to the crisis ensured that no national battlefield need to exist and that diplomacy is always the best action forward. The special programming is as scheduled: August 22, 23, 24, 25 see read more information.


Pod Nods

The Whale Museum

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 Friday 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!


Jazz at the Labs

The 19th annual Jazz at the Labs is coming August 24, at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, who will again host this popular event, with dinner and amazing music. $40 per person (dinner & music). This event will include a delicious and hearty dinner, served from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic dining hall. Vegetarian dinners are available.


NOAA Emergency Response Division Lecture

On Thursday, August 29, Gary Shigenaka, Senior Biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Emergency Response Division (ERD) , will discuss “Oil spills and cetaceans: what we’ve learned from the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills.” This lecture will be held at the Whale Museum at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 29, as part of The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series.

Lakedale Resort Music Festival

August 30, 31 and September 1.
Proceeds benefit The San Juan Islands School Music Programs and Terry’s Kids
Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. The festival is open to all ages. It is produced by Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, and food will be provided by Tina’s Tacos. 

Summer 2019 - August 6 2019