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Feeling cooped up this Thanksgiving break? Corral the kids and bring them to A Place to Play! Thanksgiving Drop Off Camp is for children ages 2 1/2 to 10 (we welcome children over 10 as well if they want to come). Although we usually have space available, we may occasionally be full, so reservations are accepted. Please give us a call - 378-0378.


 

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11/22/17
-11/26/17
 Kathy Kromer


Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a tour de force for two outstanding actors, and is an absolute joy to witness.”


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11/24/177:00pm to 9:00pm



$10.00 ~ 6 tastings with a keepsake San Juan Vineyards glass - FREE to Wine Club Members Barrel Tastings of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon with winemaker, Chris Lawler. The Tasting Room will have WIne Specials, Merchandise Specials, and Holiday Gift Ideas.
 

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11/25/1712:00pm to 4:00pmYvonne Swanberg


Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a tour de force for two outstanding actors, and is an absolute joy to witness.”


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11/25/172:00pm to 4:00pm


San Juan Island Chesse presents Chef Bill is creating delicious small plates featuring seasonal ingredients paired with wine and beer. Saturday from 5 - 7 PM

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11/25/175:00pm to 7:00pm


Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a tour de force for two outstanding actors, and is an absolute joy to witness.”


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11/25/177:30pm to 9:30pm


Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a tour de force for two outstanding actors, and is an absolute joy to witness.”


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11/26/174:00pm to 6:00pm


Every Monday, No partners or experience necessary, all musicians welcome. Free

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11/27/177:00pm to 9:00pm


Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to gain a better understanding of how law impacts a business in a free workshop entitled Business Law 101, led by Duncan Wilson, and presented by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. In this workshop, participants will learn about real estate law, contracts, business entities, licensing, hiring, and much more.  

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11/29/1710:00am to 11:30am



In the fourth of four Salons, co-sponsored by and held at the Whale Museum,TEDx San Juan Island co-organizer Gary Franklin will moderate a discussion of three archived talks centered on the theme of Nature.  Come join in on a conversation around cutting-edge ideas!  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. *Opinions expressed represent the viewpoint of the speakers and not necessarily the opinions of the Library. Free. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library


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11/29/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a tour de force for two outstanding actors, and is an absolute joy to witness.”


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11/30/17
-12/02/17
7:00pm to 9:00pm


The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the upcoming Island Lights Festival on December 1st. Again we are partnering with Brickworks, the Whale Museum, Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild. It will be a magical evening for all, starting with holiday treats and crafts at the Whale Museum, 3:30-5:00. From there we go down to the Memorial Park for the next round of festivities. The Riptide Café will have hot chocolate and coffee waiting for all. The Elementary School Choir, led by Steve Moore, will lead us caroling and join the Island Chordsman Plus, led by Angel Michaels. Santa will arrive and turn the lights on, followed by more caroling before heading up to Brickworks for pictures with Santa by Mark Gardner, crafts with Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild will have local harvest vegetable soup and bread for sale, along with spiced and local apple cider. A fun filled evening for all!
For more details please contact the Chamber of Commerce 360-378-5240, chamber@sanjuanisland.org.

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12/01/173:30pm to 8:00pm


Enjoy a holiday tradition with family and friends Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor.  The historic barn will glow with sparkling lights illuminating an island crafts market with local food vendors, farm produce, live holiday music, and free activities for kids and grownups alike. 
 

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12/02/17
-12/03/17
10:00am to 4:00pmSteph Coffey



Saturday, Dec. 2 10 am-4 pm
 
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to do some Christmas shopping. There will be books, dvds, jewelry, swags, and more. And back by popular demand are the fabulous Silent Auction Baskets full of goodies!

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12/02/1710:00am to 4:00pmLeslie Baker


Members and invited guests for the installation of the 2018 officers. Dinner to follow. 

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12/02/173:00pm to 8:00pm


Be entranced as we transform the theatre into a dazzling winter wonderland.  Our beloved host, Jay Fiske, returns to whisk us through a lively, riotous live auction. While away the evening with fine wine and cheerful conversation as you browse a thoughtfully-curated selection of silent auction items.

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12/02/176:00pm to 9:00pm



Does your heart already have those winter blues? Come cheer up with two of Hollywood's best heart warmers: On Saturday
Meet John Doe (1941) and Sunday Bachelor Mother (1939). Toasted, roasted, and hosted by our very own holiday elf, Therese!
Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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12/02/17
-12/03/17
7:00pm to 10:00pmLeslie Baker


Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a tour de force for two outstanding actors, and is an absolute joy to witness.”


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12/03/174:00pm to 6:00pm



Have you ever wondered why Eastern Washington has so many canyons but so few rivers? So much black, volcanic basalt and so (apparently) few volcanoes? Only one stretch of the Columbia River was never dammed? In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Neil Mathison will talk about “Catastrophic Columbia” and his new book,
Volcano: an A to Z and Other Essays about Geology, Geography, and Geo-Travel in the American West.  
Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee.
 

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12/04/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 2:00 PM San Juan Island’s community chorus celebrates Christmas and the winter season in songs and carols. The anchor piece is "The Seven Joys of Christmas," by Kirke Mechem, accompanied by a small chamber ensemble.  

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12/09/17
-12/10/17
2:00pm to 7:30pm


A holiday celebration to benefit the animals in care at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center and Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society! We're teaming up to ring in the holiday season with this family-friendly event featuring festive food, drink, hourly raffles and general merry-making! Enjoy a cozy afternoon with family and friends, shop from our selection of holiday gifts and treats from our sweet shoppe, and select a tag from our giving tree to make a gift to the animals. Admission is free!

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12/09/172:00pm to 6:00pmAmy Saxe-Eyler


San Juan Island Chesse presents Chef Bill is creating delicious small plates featuring seasonal ingredients paired with wine and beer. Saturday from 5 - 7 PM

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12/09/175:00pm to 7:00pm



Held on the second Saturday of the month, 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. For more information please contact Pam Herber at pjherber@interisland.net. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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12/09/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


The retail location and café will stay open until 9:00 PM both evenings. Come shop San Juan Island and Pacific Northwest local goods while enjoying complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres! San Juan Safaris and Riptide Café, located in the lower level of the new Spring Street Landing building below Downriggers Restaurant, have greatly expanded their local-made and artisanal products.

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12/13/17
-12/14/17
10:00am to 9:00pm



In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, Irene Skyriver will talk about her new book
Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey.  Celebrating her fortieth year of life with a solo kayak voyage from Alaska to her home on Lopez, Irene Skyriver interweaves the true account of her journey with generational stories handed down and vividly reimagined.  
Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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12/13/177:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie 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! Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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12/14/177:00pm to 8:00pmLeslie Baker



Come sip eggnog, nibble holiday cookies, and enjoy the songs of the season before the (well, not open, but you’ll feel the warmth) fire.
Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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12/16/174:00pm to 4:30pmLeslie Baker




Salish Sea Youth Ballet is proud to present the 2017 Friday Harbor Nutcracker. The Nutcracker ballet is a world famous holiday classic, and Salish Sea Ballet brings this tradition to San Juan Island! Salish Sea Ballet’s youth ballet company is comprised of local island dancers who train at our pre-professional ballet school in Friday Harbor.

 


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12/16/177:00pm to 8:30pmSalish Sea Ballet


Salish Sea Youth Ballet is proud to present the 2017 Friday Harbor Nutcracker. The Nutcracker ballet is a world famous holiday classic, and Salish Sea Ballet brings this tradition to San Juan Island! Salish Sea Ballet’s youth ballet company is comprised of local island dancers who train at our pre-professional ballet school in Friday Harbor.

 


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12/17/172:00pm to 3:30pmSalish Sea Ballet



Hear favorite carols and sing along to familiar tunes in an informal carol concert in the Library meeting room. Memory Cafe  is a fun, social activity for people with memory issues, their care partners, and all islanders who want to enjoy daytime Library programming. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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12/19/172:00pm to 3:30pmLeslie Baker


San Juan Island Chesse presents Chef Bill is creating delicious small plates featuring seasonal ingredients paired with wine and beer. Saturday from 5 - 7 PM

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12/23/175:00pm to 7:00pm


On Christmas eve, the restaurant at Friday Harbor House is hosting a very special dining event. The Feast of Seven Fishes will begin at 5 pm and feature a unique and utterly delectable 7-course tasting menu created especially for the occasion by Chef Jason Aldous. Please call 360.378.8455 to make your reservation today.

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12/24/175:00pm to 9:00pmMeaghan McCormick


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