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Tom Small’s sculptures are inspired directlly from the land. For Tom specific locales in the Northwest provide the vision for the work. These locals include the islands, the beaches, the rivers, the mountains. This show will include recent drawings, carvings in stone and wood, and glass castings.


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10:00am to 5:30pmRuth Offen

In a launch and signing co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, author Candace Wellman will present her new book, Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages.  Profiling four Coast Salish wives, Wellman relates how these women, loving mothers and good neighbors, helped forge alliances among the Native American residents and EuroAmerican settlers in the Pacific Northwest.


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09/27/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker

For Better  Karen and Max are getting married—if their jobs allow them to be in the same place at the same time. FREE ADMISSION!  Donations accepted at door.
A romantic comedy for the digital age, For Better is a farce poking fun at our overdependence on electronic devices.  (From the writer of our sumd readers: Josh Boland, Roberto Carrieri, Libbey Howard, Jenni Merritt, Jennifer Oettinger, John Pachuta, and Jean Staben

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7:30pm to 9:30pmSJCT Box Office

We will be releasing our very own Festbier, enjoy this traditional Oktoberfest Lager alongside our other 7 beers. Beer garden setup on the patio/lawn for both days of the celebration. BBQ'd Brats on the patio could not make for a better combo. Come help us celebrate this long standing German tradition. Live Music both days.

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12:00pm to 9:00pm

Along with introducing important apple varieties that have been grown in the San Juans since the 1890s, botanist Madrona Murphy will cover how to characterize and identify apple varieties, and the work she is doing with Kwiaht to map and preserve heritage apples. Mystery apples and questions welcome!


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09/29/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker

Join SAFE San Juans at the Brickworks on Sunday, October 1, at 2:00pm for our 5th annual Beautiful You Fashion Show, celebrating the beauty and diversity of all our island residents. Enjoy an afternoon with friends while viewing selections from our island's own clothing shops! Proceeds benefit SAFE San Juans in their mission to empower our islands to live free of abuse. 

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10/01/172:00pm to 4:00pmTrusanda Lyons

Theresa Simendinger will guide us through her three-part journey in Peru: life on the Amazon River with native peoples and pink dolphins; riding up the Andes to Inca Ruins and a 15th century town; and a flight over the Nasca Lines.  

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10/02/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker

Learn the basics of using your smartphone: how to make and receive calls and text messages. Explore built-in apps like the camera and maps, how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download apps. Bring your smartphone and your device password.

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10/06/172:00pm to 4:00pmLeslie Baker

The drive to tell a story no matter what the obstacles is behind the Bellingham Theatreworks' comedy, Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War.


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10/07/177:30pm to 9:30pmSJCT Box Office

Humanities Washington speaker Harriet Baskas will present The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory.  Discover strange stories of food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away.  

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10/11/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker

Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. Don't be shy, come read what you've got or just listen. You'll be inspired to write more.

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10/14/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker

Visit the Library for a mini-concert with Daniel and Therese Finn. Daniel will play guitar, and he and Therese will sing tunes from the 1970s and 1960s. Therese will share songs from the 1930s and 1940s. The Library offers Memory Cafe as enriching entertainment and a social opportunity for people with memory issues and their caregivers.


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10/17/172:00pm to 4:00pmLeslie Baker

Better than a book club, it's a chance to talk with friends old and new about books and authors, themes and ideas. Join us and share all things bookish!


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10/19/177:00pm to 8:00pmLeslie Baker

Exploring Patience and Its Strength 
The enduring positive effects of peace, loving kindness, and compassion, and everything else that is good in human nature—its values and ethics, its aspirations and goals—are possible only when combined with the strength of the power of patience.

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10/20/177:00pm to 8:00pmAnne Moore

The best tastes of the San Juan Islands showcasing chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible!  Music - Live Auction - Silent Auction. Using fresh, quality products from San Juan County farms, local chefs will prepare delicious samples for you to enjoy. Come for a bite or make a meal of it. Locally produced soft and alcoholic beverages will make it a full gourmet adventure. Tickets start at $2.00 with proceeds benefiting San Juan County farming initiatives.  A mouthwatering event celebrating the islands’ unique cuisine at the historic Brickworks.

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10/22/1712:00pm to 4:00pmAmy Plant

In a launch and signing co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, author and
Seattle Times journalist Lynda Mapes will present her new book, Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak as well a revisiting her earlier book Elwha.  She explores environmental change, either through the lifespan of a single tree in Connecticut or the removal of a power generation dam on the Olympic Peninsula.



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10/25/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker

Rated R
George Romero’s 1978
Dawn of the Dead, which takes place in a shopping mall, set a new standard for zombie movies, as did Zack Snyder’s 2004 remake--still a shopping mall, but now the zombies can run!  Come see them both, back-to-back--if you dare!  

Fri. Oct. 27- George Romero's Dawn of the Dead
Sat. Oct. 28- Zack Snyder's remake



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7:00pm to 10:00pmLeslie Baker

The Met:Live in HD’s new season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character.


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10/29/172:00pm to 5:30pmSJCT Box Office

In this ongoing series, a variety of island directors gathers island actors and friends to read new, classic and prize-winning plays.
The Passion of Dracula
Written by Bob Hall and David Richmond
Directed by Julie Laidlaw


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7:30pm to 9:30pmSJCT Box Office

SJCT Family Theatre:  Playing with Shakespeare and British Humor
“It’s fluffy and light,” said SJCT Family Theatre Youth and Program Director Penelope Haskew when describing her family theatre production for 2017.  “There’s no deep themes or social messages.  It’s about fun with Shakespeare!”


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7:00pm to 9:00pmSJCT Box Office

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