Things to Do Week of May 11 to May 17

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What amazing weather we have been having and a great way to start off the week is to hear many of our local musicians at the San Juan Golf and Tennis Club.

Music at San Juan Golf and Tennis Club

I can’t say enough about this wonderful venue. Easy parking and access, beautiful view, delicious food and drink. Last season we just had fun, fun, fun.

This year I plan to feature more local musicians, one at a time, and so far have lined up Keith Busha, Teddy Deane, James Barkshire, Kirk Fuhrmeister, and Debbie Nash Strasser, with more to come!

The Club is always OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, and everyone is welcome!

On May 5th Keith Busha will be joining me to kick off the season. Hope to see you then!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM

Here’s a great way to spend Thursday evening at the San Juan Yacht Club and help support our High School Sailing Team.

High School Sailing Team Fundraiser – San Juan Island Yacht Club

Date: Thursday May 14th, 5.30 PM
Location: San Juan Island Yacht Club
Ticket Price: $25 (Students $16)
First Course: Fresh garden salad with an assortment of breads
Second Course: Grilled Italian sausage served over a bed of warm and creamy polenta, with a side of grilled vegetables
Third Course: Dessert Auction!
Red and White Wine
Glass of Prosecco upon arrival!
Contact for tickets: Nigel Oswald – 415-370-5755

Some tickets will be available at the door but we have sold out the last few years so please get your tickets ahead of time.

We’ll have a Foiling Moth worlds sailing video, Silent and Dessert auctions and chance to interact with this year’s team and coaches.

It’s a pretty big fundraising year for the team and the sailing foundation as we have to manage a fleet change mandated by the North West Inter Scholastic Sailing Association so please come and support the team!

The facebook page is located here:

Perhaps some of you saw the movie “9 to 5” back in 1980 and here’s your opportunity to see a live performance at our San Juan Community Theatre. What a fun way to spend an evening or a Sunday afternoon.

“9 to 5”, The Musical: San Juan Community Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, based on the 20th Century Fox Picture, Directed by Margaret Hall, Musical Direction by Jim Collado, Choreography by Lisa Duke, Whittier Theatre.
“What a way to make a living!” Our spring musical takes us back to 1979 and to the corporate workplace with Violet, Judy and Doralee as they live out their wildest fantasy: giving their boss the boot!

Nominated for four Tony Awards and based on the 1980 movie of the same name, the comedy is full of hum-making music and plenty of laughs as the women turn the tables on their obnoxious and chauvinistic boss.

Director Margaret Hall says the play shows just how far women in the workplace have come since 1979. “Those of us who were working at that time, really did experience such circumstances,” said Margaret. “In a very humorous way, the story sends a message of the importance of taking control of your own life.”
Friday & Saturday, May 15-16 7:30 pm
Thursdays – Saturdays May 21*-23, 28-30 7:30 pm
Sundays, May 17 & 24 2:00 pm
Adults $22
Student Reserved $11
$5 Student Rush available at door only
*Thursday, May 21 is “Bargain Night”: tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for student reserved
Tickets at or 360-378-3210

Here’s one I never miss. “Friday Harbor Labs Open House”. It’s a great opportunity to see what goes on at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories. Free popcorn and lunches available for purchase.

Friday Harbor Labs Open House – UW Friday Harbor Labs

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its annual Open House. This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Families are particularly encouraged to attend.
The public is invited to learn more about marine zoology, botany, fisheries, oceanography and the equipment used by scientists in these fields. People can step aboard and tour our 58′ research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and sonar systems. There will also be underwater SCUBA demonstrations from the FHL dock at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm.

FHL’s website provides a detailed overview of FHL’s research, service and educational activities.
Lavendera presents and art show and artists reception. Enjoy refreshments, see beautiful artwork and get to meet the artists.

Lavendera presents the Art of Ray Glantz and Jan Murphy – Artist Reception

Come join us for the free Art Show opening and Artist reception of Ray Glantz and Jan Murphy at Lavendera Massage. Enjoy refreshments, check out the beautiful artwork and meet the Artists behind it.

Ray Glantz started woodworking as a teen, building furniture. After retiring from a career as a biologist, he took up wood carving ten years ago. He carves with several goals, first to create forms that are related to people or animals yet are clearly abstract. He also likes to create spaces that interact with the wooden forms and he tries to choose projects that will show of the wood itself.

Jan Murphy is a mixed media artist who uses found objects, antique treasures and vintage findings in her art work as well as vivid imagination. She has studied at The Fallbrook School of Art as well as the San Diego Art Alliance, but is primarily self taught. Jan would like her work to inspire other would-be artists to tell their story through mixed media
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Contact: Lavendera Massage
Phone: 360 378 3637
Free Event

I hope you are able to enjoy some or all of my suggestions. I look forward to seeing you at some of these events. Enjoy this amazing weather on our island paradise.

Till next time!

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