Bay Area Pianist To Perform In Friday Harbor
At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, renowned Bay Area pianist John Boyajy will present a concert at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church with proceeds benefitting San Juan Nature Institute. Tickets will be available at the door at $15. His visit to Friday Harbor is a golden opportunity to experience a superb artist at the height of his career playing a versatile and entertaining program.
John first came to San Juan Island last September to play at the Celebration of the Life of his high-school best friend, Jan Smulovitz. While here he met local musicians, performed at a musicale, taught private lessons and fell in love with our incredibly special island. His return for a full length recital in support of San Juan Nature Institute is a rare treat. In addition, he will lead a public master class and give some private lessons. He is one of San Francisco Bay Area’s most respected pianists, with degrees from the Julliard and a concert performance list that includes the Lincoln Center and the Harvard Club and now, Friday Harbor! His program includes Debussy’s L’Isle Joyeuse, Chopin Ballades in F Major and F Minor, Bach’s Italian Concerto and Recent Runes by Ann Callaway.
Come and enjoy the evening and support a local non-profit organization dedicated to educating people of all ages about the natural history of the San Juan Archipelago through programs that foster active learning and stewardship.
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It’s Teddy Bear Time May 11!
CATS’ annual Teddy Bear Picnic returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, May 11.
The FREE event from noon to 2:00 in the patio garden and Gubelman Theatre features face painting, crafts projects, refreshments and, of course, teddy bears!
This year, local musician Kirk Fuhrmeister (Isle Be Jammin’) will be providing the entertainment - playing music, singing and telling stories to the young audience.
The refreshments will include PB & J or grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit, juice and cookies in the shape of bears.
“CATS members look forward to the annual gift of the Teddy Bear Picnic to the children and grandchildren of our community,” said Picnic coordinator Mary Sliger. “It is great fun for the children and equally fun for CATS members, parents and grandparents.”
Each child also receives a complimentary stuffed bear from CATS and a book from the Early Learning Consortium and Critical Needs Task Force.