Things to Do Week of October 19 to October 25

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Even though it’s Fall it feels like Summer. I don’t think the daytime temperature has dropped below 60 degrees. That’s pretty amazing when we’re getting close to the end of October. I’m still having to mow the grass.

I hope you enjoy my ideas of things to do this week on San Juan Island…ENJOY!

Amazing LUMINOUS art by Michael Dailey:

Dailey and Miller at IMA MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015, 11AM – 5PM
IMA
Location: 540 Spring Street Friday Harbor, WA
Audience: Kids, Teens, Singles, College Students, Dads, Moms, Seniors, Families
Cost: Free Admission Friday-Monday, 11-5
Contact Name: Ian Boyden
Contact Email: ian.boyden@sjima.org
Contact Phone: 360-370-5050
Link: www.sjima.org

Luminous oil paintings by Michael Dailey from Seattle, WA; and watercolors by Joe Miller from San Juan Island through November 9. Life-sized sculpture by Kathy Venter from Salt Spring Island, B.C. showing until December 14.
Photo: Miller’s The Black Luminous Sea
Sponsored by the Lester and Bernice Smith Foundation

We are fortunate to have such great artists on San Juan Island and Tom Small is definitely one of them.

Sculpture – TOM SMALL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015

Location: WaterWorks Galley – 315 Argyle Ave Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Audience: Kids, Teens, Singles, College Students, Dads, Moms, Seniors, Families
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Ruth Offen
Contact Email: ruth@waterworksgallery.com
Contact Phone: 360-378-3060
Link: www.waterworksgallery.com

Deriving his inspirations from organic forms, Tom’s works soar in their spaces and speak in quiet tones. Having worked in stone, wood and cast glass, he allows each particular medium to have a unique presence.
Tom’s juxtapositions of glass and basalt, water and granite, wood and gold speak with the confidence of form that we know as distinctly Tom Small.
This new body of works are in Stone, Glass, Metal and Wood. The artwork will range in size from small to large, indoor and outdoor.

Do you have your Halloween costume yet? The SJCT costume shop is the place to go!
Costune
Halloween Costume Rentals WED., OCTOBER 21, 2015, 11AM – 5PM

Location: PARC Building 70 Saltspring Drive Friday Harbor, WA
Cost: Costumes rental: $35-$50; $100.00 deposit
Contact Name: Lou St. Luise
Contact Email: costumes@sjctheatre.org
Contact Phone: 360-378-6708
Link: www.sjctheatre.org

Rent a Halloween costume from SJCT Costume Shop! Open Wednesdays, October 14, 21 and 28 from 11 am to 5 pm.

If you are a Tennessee Williams fan you will not want to miss “The Glass Menagerie” and directed by our own Fred Yockers.

The Glass Menagerie THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015, 7:30PM
Glass
Location: San Juan Community Theatre 100 Second Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Cost: $21 Adults; $11 Student Reserved; Pay What you Can Thursdays
Contact Name: SJCT Box Office
Contact Email: promo@sjctheatre.org
Contact Phone: 360-378-3210
Link: www.sjctheatre.org

This American classic comes to the Whittier stage some 71 years after premiering in Chicago and moving on to winning the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945.
Tennessee Williams’ first successful play, The Glass Menagerie is also one of San Juan Island resident Fred Yockers’ favorites and seemed the perfect way for him to return to directing at SJCT. (Five years ago, Fred retired from his 19 years as Friday Harbor High School and Middle School drama coach where he directed annual plays presented in the Whittier—popular productions that appealed to the entire community.)
“Tennessee Williams is my favorite playwright ever. He is a poet whose dialogue is electric,” said Fred. “The play is nearly perfect in its construction—a classic vignette of hope rising and families dealing with crisis.”
Fred says he is thrilled with the island actors he cast for the memory play—saying the level of craftsmanship among the actors and crew will make the action on stage “completely engrossing.”
The Glass Menagerie CAST
Laura Wingfield……Beatrice Grauman-Boss
Amanda Wingfield…Susan Williams
Tom Wingfield……Tyler Ryan
Jim O’Connor………James Gull

These are amazing life size sculptures by Kathy Venter of Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Venter Immersion Series FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015, 11AM – 5PM
Sculpture
Location: 540 Spring Street Friday Harbor, WA
Cost: Free Admission Friday-Monday, 11-5
Contact Name: Ian Boyden
Contact Email: ian.boyden@sjima.org
Contact Phone: 360-370-5050
Link: www.sjima.org

Life-sized sculpture by Kathy Venter from Salt Spring Island, B.C. showing until December 14.
Also showing from August 29–November 9, 2015. paintings by Michael Dailey from Seattle, WA; and watercolors by Joe Miller from San Juan Island.
Photo: Venter, Immersion Series

This event is limited to 30 people so RSVP now so you don’t miss this fun evening at Mount Grant Preserve.

BAT-tacular (Almost) Full Moon Hike REDUX SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015, 5 – 7PM
Hike
Location: Mount Grant Preserve, San Juan Island
Cost: FREE
Contact Name: Tanja Williamson
Contact Email: tanjaw@rockisland.com
Contact Phone:360-370-7655
Link: www.sjclandbank.org

Just in time for a little pre-Halloween fun, biologist Rochelle Kelly returns with her thermal camera and acoustic detectors for an evening of bat observation on Mount Grant Preserve.
Event is limited to 30. Please RSVP to Tanja Williamson at 370-7655 or tanjaw@rockisland.com.
Meet at the lower parking area. Kids are welcome, no dogs please. NOTE: the mile hike to the summit includes a 500′ elevation gain.
Hosted by the San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust, this event is free to the public. Please dress for the weather; water and flashlights are recommended. Parking is limited –carpooling is encouraged.

If you want to see a fantastic view take advantage of the view from the top of the Mount Grant Preserve.

Sundays at the Summit SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015, 10AM – 4PM
Grant
Location: Mount Grant Preserve
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Barbara Courtney
Contact Email: barbara@sjpt.org
Contact Phone: 360-376-2431
Link: www.sjpt.org

From the Mount Grant summit, on a clear day, one can gaze in every direction. The 360-degree view is spectacular. Take a drive up, or hike up, and see for yourself.
The road that leads to the Mount Grant summit is now open on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.
The Preserve is open to hikers and non-motorized traffic daily from dawn to dusk.
Directions: 4.9 miles from Friday Harbor courthouse. Take Guard Street which becomes Beaverton Valley Rd. Continue on West Valley Rd to large sign at entrance on left.

I hope you have a great week and till next time.

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