Things to Do Week of September 21 to September 27

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Fall is here and all of the sudden it’s a lot calmer here in the islands. I hope you enjoy some of my suggestions for the week:
Here’s a great opportunity to see Catherine Eaton Skinner’s “Vestiges”.

Catherine Eaton Skinner – VESTIGES MON., SEPTEMBER 21, 2015, 10AM
Location: WaterWorks Gallery
Category: Arts & entertainment, Fairs & festivals
Audience: Kids, Teens, Singles, College Students, Dads, Moms, Seniors, Families
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Ruth Offen
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 360-378-3060

Catherine’s work often has a depth of layers that matches her need to let a work be beautiful, as well as spiritual. VESTIGES allows the artist to return to subjects that she has not referenced in her encaustic paintings for a while. The landscape, our relationship to animals, both domestic and wild and perhaps portraiture, all will be honored for their collective life force.

Here’s a great film about young farmers in the San Juan Islands.

Up Up Farm! Film Festival – the future of farming TUE., SEPTEMBER 22, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Location: Brickworks
Category: Arts & entertainment, Benefit, Fairs & festivals, Food & drink
Audience: Kids, Teens, Singles, College Students, Dads, Moms, Seniors, Families
Cost: $7 per night / $35 season
Contact Name: Amy Plant
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 360-298-5699

The San Juan Islands Ag Guild is proud to present… a cooperative film collection exploring the future of farming compiled by young farmer advocates, the Greenhorns! The average age of farmers in the US is 57. Five years ago it was 55. In San Juan County it is 60. At this rate who will our future farmers be?

In a series of compelling, independently produced documentaries, the work of young farmers is honored as we witness the trials and tribulations of farming in the modern world. Each beautiful film engages the viewer in questions of farmland access, rural livelihoods, and the relationships of people and place.

If you are into Indian food this is not to be missed. Indian culture and cuisine with Sandhya Sreerama.

Indian Culture and Cuisine with Sandhya Sreerama WED., SEPTEMBER 23, 2015, 2PM
Location: San Juan Island Library
Category: Classes & lectures
Cost: Free to the public
Contact Name: Bethery von Dassow
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 360-378-2798

New island resident Sandhya Sreerama will share two Indian dishes, including recipes, as she demonstrates the cooking, the culture, and samples of the food. Come learn about Indian cooking, and how different it can be from what we see in U.S. Indian restaurants. Register at the Library information desk.

Here’s three new shows at our IMA featuring artists from the Pacific Northwest.

Three New Shows at IMA FRI., SEPTEMBER 25, 2015, 11AM
Location: San Juan Islands Museum of Art
Category: Arts & entertainment
Audience: Kids, Teens, Singles, College Students, Dads, Moms, Seniors, Families
Cost: Free Admission Thursday-Monday, 11-6
Contact Name: Ian Boyden
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 360-370-5050

New at IMA: paintings by Michael Dailey from Seattle, WA; and watercolors by Joe Miller from San Juan Island. August 29–November 9, 2015. Also, sculpture by Kathy Venter from Salt Spring Island, BC.from August 29-December 14, 2015. Opening reception, Friday, August 28, 5-8 p.m. San Juan island Museum of Art in Friday Harbor, WA.

I hope you have a great week and you are able to enjoy some or all of my suggestions. Happy Fall!
Till next time!

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