Things to Do Week of April 13 to April 19

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Spring break is over and we are enjoying some amazing weather. Perhaps this inspires you to bring out your digital camera to take some photos of our island paradise. Here’s a way to learn how to use your digital camera by taking free classes with local photographer Mark Gardner.

Digital Photography Workshop with Robin Jacobson – San Juan Island Library Meeting Room
Three consecutive sessions. Learn to take better pictures in a session with guest instructor Mark Gardner. Learn to share and organize your pictures using online resources in week 2. Finally, learn to edit photos to make better pictures (we won’t use Photoshop, but we’ll learn the basic editing tools like crop, fix red-eye, size, change contrast, etc).

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Other Dates For This Event:
• Tuesday, 14 April, 2015
• Tuesday, 21 April, 2015

Contact: Beth Helstien
Phone: 360-378-2798 360-378-2798
Cost: Free to the public

Here’s a show that shouldn’t be missed. The award winning physical comedy by the Mask Imagineers.

Mask Imagineers! Grim and Fischer by Wonderheads – San Juan Island Community Theatre
Whittier Stage, Tuesday, April 14 – 7:00 pm – Adults $20, Students $10

The Grim Reaper meets his match in Mrs. Fischer, a stubborn senior whose will to live is a force to be reckoned with….
Equal parts hilarious and touching, this award-winning physical comedy by the mask imagineers of the WONDERHEADS is the story of a tenacious granny who comes face to face with the Grim Reaper himself and must put up the fight of her life to escape his definitive grip.

Grim and Fischer is one of three main-stage productions from the multi-award winning Portland physical theater company that has been touring throughout North America since 2009. Specializing in mask performance and visual storytelling for adults and children, their work is presented in full-face mask, whimsical and wordless-described by audiences as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar.

Grim and Fischer is recommended for ages 10 – adult.

Buy Tickets Now! 360-378-3210 or

Here’s a workshop that is designed to help anyone from the small business owner to the aspiring entrepreneur find out how to effectively create the best possible to share their message, product idea or service so it is noticed and succeeds.

Interactive Online Marketing Workshop – San Juan Island Grange #966
San Juan Island Grange #966, and internet marketing expert, Tim Hoke are hosting an interactive business workshop for locals on April 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Grange Hall, 152 N. First Street.

The workshop is being offered as a service to assist the local business community in creating more effective marketing strategies in today’s changing competitive environment.

The workshop, titled “Why Nobody Likes Waldo,” was created by Grange member, Tim Hoke, a career Microsoft Certified Professional, White-hat SEO expert, Professional Business Strategist and Educator, and 15 year CTO and owner of inVision Brand Pursuit.

Tim created and has refined this workshop from his years of experience as an Instructor for the Department of Defense, Vocational Web Design teacher for Martin County School District in Florida, Guest Instructor at Indian River State College, and years as a one-on-one brand strategist for his company, inVision Brand Pursuit.

The workshop is designed to help anyone from the small business owner to the aspiring entrepreneur map out how to efficiently and effectively create the best possible strategy to share their message, product, idea or service so it is noticed and succeeds. Participants will experience live case study analysis, their own if they so choose, and walk away with actionable items along with suggested service resources and several professionals that may best help them beyond the presenter.

Pre-registration for this workshop by April 13th is highly encouraged as this will bring about the best results through a more individualized coaching experience for participants. Register online at, or by calling Tim Hoke at 360-378-2834 . The Grange suggests a donation of $50 to assist in helping continued events that help empower our local businesses.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Contact: Tim Hoke
Phone: 360-378-2834
Cost: Suggest donation is $50.00

If you are into wine this is not to be missed. JED STEELE IS HERE.

Steele Wine Tasting at The Mullis Center

Jed Steele is an icon in the wine world, known for putting Kendall Jackson on the map and now as owner and wine maker of Steele Wines, Shooting Star and Writer’s Block (a project with his son Quincy). As most of you know, his wines are awesome and we have the line-up set. We will be tasting among other things, pinot blanc, grenache, blaufranckish, aligote and zin from his amazing Catfish Vineryard.

Event Date: 04-16-15
Event Time: 04:00 PM – 07:00 PM Pacific
Location: Mullis Center 589 Nash St Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Contact Person: Stan The Wine Man

This is a sit-down sign-up event, so I am opening up the sign-up opportunity. The event fee is $10. per person and once again, Theresa from Columbus Sausage will be there with Trish (they love doing these events), to offer up some tasty appetizers. It will be at the Mullis Center and the doors will open at 4 pm if you would like to have a glass of white and find a good spot to sit. Jed will take the stage at 4:45 and finish around 7 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to Jed talk about his experience in the wine world and his thoughts on wine making and more. If you would like to attend, fire me an email with the number in your party and I will put you on the list.

I have a feeling this one will fill up fast, so get to me as soon as you know if you can attend. The date is Thursday, April 16 (we had to go the third Thursday, because of Jed’s schedule). Cheers! Stan The Wine Man & Kings Market.

If you enjoyed last nights wine tasting….tonight is the pairing of great wines with amazing food.

Jed Steele wine dinner at Vinnys

Jed Steele wine dinner at Vinnys 4 course meal paired with Steele wines 85$ all inclusive Friday, April 17 Begins at 6:00. Limited seating/ reservation required 360.378.1934
Event Date: 04-17-15
Event Time: 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM Pacific
Location: Vinny’s Ristorante 165 West St Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-1934

Friends of the Library is presenting this amazing documentary about the uprising in Chiapas. Popcorn is free.

Tragedy of the Commons Documentaries – Zapatista -San Juan Island Public Library
Join Ken for a film by Benjamin Eichert, Rick Rowley and Staale Sandberg. ZAPATISTA is a look at the uprising in Chiapas. It is the story of a Mayan peasant rebellion armed with sticks and their words against a first world military shortly after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect in 1994. The narration is by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Darryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos and Geronimo Pratt.
And the popcorn, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, is organic.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Contact: Bethery von Dassow Email:
Cost: Free to the public

Spring Street International School Presents: Metamorphoses -San Juan Island Community Theatre

METAMORPHOSES A play by Mary Zimmerman, Directed by Krista Strutz
Friday and Saturday, April 17-18 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 2:00 pm

In this retelling of the classic Greek myths of Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice and others, we witness the transformative power of love, redemption, and forgiveness.

To metamorphose is to change – to undergo transformation by enchantment. Zimmerman’s theme of mythic enchantment uses myth as a hybrid of antiquity and twentieth-century culture. Based on Ovid’s epic poem of the same name, Zimmerman has created a theatrical experience that’s both sensory and visceral, combining humor, pathos, and the inevitability of the unknown in one enormously powerful work.

“Let me die the moment my love dies. Let me not outlive my own capacity to love. Let me die still loving, and so, never die.”

Gubelman Theatre, $5 Adults $10 Student Reserved Festival Seating

Have a great week on our island paradise.

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