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Wednesday, September 6, 2000 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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NORTHWEST NOTEBOOK

San Juan Island jazz festival

Tickets for the San Juan Island jazz festival Oct. 13-15 are on sale at the San Juan Jazz office, P.O. Box 1666, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: 360-378-5509. The festival will take place at the San Juan County Fairground, and at the Steakhouse, 685 Spring St. Six bands, covering traditional Dixieland jazz, Zydeco and '40s music, will entertain. Tickets for all the events are $40 prior to Sept. 15; $45 after that date. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday only are $30. Tickets for Sunday only are $10.

Frames and foundations

It's like a big open house - only artier. The annual Art and Architecture Tour 2000 is this Saturday and Sunday when Skagit Valley artists and homeowners open their homes, studios and art collections. The event benefits the Museum of Northwest Art. Tickets are $15, and can be ordered by calling 360-466-4446.

Bugle tours

Go wild at Northwest Trek this month with the Elk Bugling Tours. Small groups will spend two hours with a naturalist following the elk herd and observing rutting behavior. You even bugle and try to call in the herd. Tours are from 8-10 a.m. Sept. 9, 10, 17, 23, 24 and 30 and Oct. 1. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Call 360-832-7166 for reservations. If elk-bugling doesn't honk your horn, consider the Run Wild event on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Travel talks

September travel programs at Wide World Books & Maps will include Thailand, the Baltics, the Four Corners area of the Southwest and Chile. All programs are at 7:30 p.m. at the store, 4411A Wallingford Ave. North.

Christine Torrison of Crooked Trail, an organization promoting responsible tourism, will talk and show slides on the Hill Tribes of Thailand next Tuesday. Allen Noren, author of the "Storm," will talk Tuesday, Sept. 12 about his motorcycle journey through the Baltics.

Bob Casey, author of "Journey to the High Southwest," will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Chile will be the topic on Wednesday, Sept.27 with Wayne Bernhardson, author of several Lonely Planet guidebooks.

- Compiled by Times staf.

Copyright (c) 2000 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

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