Things to Do Week of September 10 to September 16

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Well here it is after Labor Day and most of the tourists have left the island.

This is absolutely the best time of year in the San Juan Islands. The weather is perfect and there is a feeling of calmness for us to enjoy the islands in our own special way or try some of the following…..Enjoy:

Auditions for musical Macbeth Sept. 12 and 13 at FHES
San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre takes on Shakespeare this fall in a musical version of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth.
Penelope Haskew, playwright and director of San Juan Community Theatre’s Stars Lore and Oh No! Granny’s Got the Remote, will be holding auditions at 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 for the production.
Macbeth is the story of a Scottish soldier and nobleman who is tempted by the prophecy of evil witches and pushed by his scheming wife to pursue his ambition to become king at any cost. This version will include music and dancing, banquets and battles and introduce our island youngsters to Shakespeare in a fun, accessible format.
Haskew and musical director Mister Conrad (of Granny! and Island Rec’s STAR program fame) will cast 30-45 students and parents in roles ranging from dancing witches, silent soldiers, enunciating narrators and leading actors with solos to sing.
The production runs the week of November 11-18, 2012.
Auditions start at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13 in the Friday Harbor Elementary School gym.
Interested kids and parents can sign up at FHES, the San Juan Community Theatre Box office or by emailing Penelope at

Lime Kiln Lighthouse Tours Summer Season 2012
Lime Kiln Point State Park & Friends of Lime Kiln Society

Interpretive Center: Hours – 11am to 4pm daily (Volunteer-staff dependent)
May 19th – Sept 16th
Lighthouse Tours: Thursday and Saturday Evenings → 7pm to sunset
May 17th – Sept 15th
Whale Talks w/ Dr. Bob Otis: Friday’s and Saturday’s → 3pm @ Lighthouse
July 6th – Aug 18th
Wolf Hollow Wild Things: Saturday’s → 2-4pm @ Lighthouse
June 9th – Sept 15th
Tide Pool Discovery Tours: (Meet @ Park Interpretive Center)
July 18th @ 10am
Aug 1st @ 10am

Dress for weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring drinking water and your smiles!
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in volunteering with us this summer, please don’t hesitate to contact FOLKS. There’s a place for everyone at Lime Kiln!!
Erin Corra
FOLKS Executive Director

“Waxed @ IMA” opens September 14
An artist reception for “Waxed @ IMA”, an Invitational Encaustic Exhibition at the Islands Museum of Art (IMA) in Friday Harbor, takes place from 5 to 8 pm. Friday, September 14. Five of the artists in the exhibition are coming from across the country – Massachusetts, Nebraska, Arizona, Oregon and Canada – to attend.
The exhibition’s title refers to painting with melted beeswax. Encaustic means to “burn in” and this medium, practiced by artists in ancient Greece, is experiencing a contemporary Renaissance.
This international invitational exhibition curated by Miles Conrad of Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, features the work of the following 10 artists working in the encaustic medium:
Otty Merrill, ME;
Sue Katz, MA;
Susanne K. Arnold, VA;
Margaret Berry, NE;
Daniella Woolf, CA;
Andrea Benson, OR;
Ellen Koment, NM;
Eileen P. Goldenberg, CA;
Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso, WA;
Shelley Wuitchik, B.C., Canada.
Educational programs will be part of this exhibition:
A symposium on the Encaustic Medium with Exhibition Artists: Saturday, September 15 (time and place to be announced)
Two encaustic workshops with Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso, an exhibition participant, in her San Juan Island studio: Saturdays September 22 and 29. Call 360-378-6725. Space is limited.
“Waxed @ IMA” reveals the extensive diversity possible when creating with beeswax in both 2-D and 3-D artworks. This work will be on exhibit from September 14 thru November 9, 2012, at the Islands Museum of Art, 232 A Street in Friday Harbor (just above the ferry lanes).
The museum is open from 11 am to 5 pm. Thursday – Sunday. For information call 360-378-5050 or email:; or visit

Chamber Music San Juans “For the Soul”
Chamber Music San Juans’ 25th anniversary season takes a turn into the soul, as two internationally-acclaimed musicians navigate between contemporary classical works and bossa nova masters at For the Soul, 7:30 p.m. September 15 at San Juan Community Theatre.
For the Soul brings together bassoon virtuoso Martin Kuuskmann and master pianist, composer and arranger Jovino Santos Neto. The two will present music from Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, as well as from bossa nova masters Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal and Jovino Santos Neto himself.
“There will also be a fair amount of improvisation,” said Kuuskmann. “This will be for the souls of everyone between 10 and 110 years old!”
Born in Estonia, Kuuskmann has performed throughout the world, earning a reputation as one of the leading instrumentalists around. The New York Times has praised Kuuskmann’s playing as “dynamic…amazing…gripping.” In 2007, he received a Grammy nomination for his recording of Chesky’s bassoon concerto.
Jovino Santos Neto is a three-time Latin Grammy nominee who was recently inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Neto is currently a Seattle resident, leads the award-winning Brazilian jazz group, Quinteto, and teaches piano and composition at Cornish College of the Arts.
Learn more about each musician at and

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