December already!! Hard to believe that time is marching forward so quickly. The countdown is on for shopping days left, but if you are in need of some festivities to get you in the mood there are plenty of things coming up this week and the weeks beyond. Enjoy!
Holiday Gala at SJCT just a few weeks away!
San Juan Community Theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year has extra special meaning in 2013: it’s the kick-off celebration of the Theatre’s 25th anniversary season.
The 2013 Holiday Festival: A Night of Stars also kicks off the holidays with plenty of Festival favorites and exciting new entertainment to the lineup starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 7. Roche Harbor Resort’s Bill Shaw and staff return with their ever-popular live cooking supper stations, fine wine and gourmet appetizers.
The Festival’s traditional silent and live auctions include fine art, the return of CATS’ “Magic Bus,”plus an array of exciting experiences up for
Holiday Social at English Camp
This year’s annual old-fashioned Holiday Social, tree trimming and cookie potluck, scheduled noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 8, at English Camp, will have a decidedly international flavor.
Visitors are invited to bring holiday cookies and ornaments that reflect yuletide and winter solstice celebrations throughout the world. As always, a tree will be erected in the old British Royal Marine Light Infantry barracks building — just as it was likely done in the mid-1860s when the camp was in its heyday.
The park’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year award and volunteer recognition is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Admission is free. The park will provide beverages, two fires to warm the bones and entertainment to include staff and volunteer re-enactors in period uniforms and dress, storytelling, contra dancing as well as other multi-cultural folk dances.
A motorized golf cart will be available in the English Camp parking area for persons with accessibility needs. For information, call 378-2240, ext. 2233, 2228 or 2227.
An Artist Call!
Library Barns, Building and Bridges Show from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 7 at San Juan Island Library, free. Bring your ready-to-hang art from 10 a.m. to noon. All artists are welcome. Those who participated in Market Inspired should pick up their works. Questions? Call Diane at 370-5814
Community Ferry Meetings
WSF is holding two community meetings on Wed, Dec. 4: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the San Juan County Council Chambers, 55 Second St., Friday Harbor; and 5-7 p.m. at Anacortes City Hall Council Chambers, 904 6th Street, Anacortes.
The Friday Harbor meeting will be streamed live from the Orcas and Lopez libraries and on the San Juan County website http://www.sanjuanco.com/council/video.aspx#mode.live. Viewers can submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Discussion topics for both meetings include: route-specific issues, legislative session, liquefied natural gas, new vessel construction, and long-range planning. We look forward to your participation!