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Yoga Asana, Functional Movement and The Radiance Sutras Meditation Practices weaved together in a 90 minute practice. Build strength, flow with confidence and begin your weekend feeling enlivened from the inside out.

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2/9/2019
-3/23/2019
9:00am to 10:30amHeather Munro


Restorative and Functional Movement combined with guided relaxation and singing bowls. 
90 minute practice.

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2/10/2019
-3/24/2019
10:00am to 11:30amHeather Munro


WaterWorks Gallery located in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island is a contemporary light filled gallery space that continues to evolve as a gallery dedicated to showing artists from the Islands, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The represented artists, painters, sculptors and jewelers reflect the areas beauty, both conventional and unusual. That is the flavor of the Northwest, making WaterWorks Gallery the unique place it is.  
 

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3/22/2019
-3/23/2019
10:00am to 5:00pmJennifer Smith


The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th 8:30am – 10:30am Heritage Bank 535 Market Street
Friday Harbor
 

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3/26/20198:30am to 10:30am


When disasters strike, small and medium sized businesses often endure the worst of the impacts. FEMA figures say that on average nearly 40% of smaller businesses fail after a major disaster. In the islands, our geographic isolation and economic reliance on a few key industries make the challenge even greater. This concise training will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare.
 


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3/26/20198:30am to 10:30amBrendan Cowan



Thor Hanson’s Buzz has just won the 2019 Northwest Book Award!  Together with Griffin Bay Bookstore, come celebrate and hear what’s all the Buzz about Thor’s third such award (after The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers). 

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3/27/20197:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


The Whale Museum is joining forces with the Reardan FFA Agricultural Issues Team to host a "Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery” Student Presentation on March 31st entitled “Is Washington Doing Enough to Save Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales?”
 

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3/31/20196:00pm to 8:00pm



Meet some of our island poets: Antoinette Botsford from Orcas, Elizabeth Landrum from Lopez, and Bill Weissinger from San Juan.

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4/1/2019 Leslie Baker



No Foolin’–meet some of our island poets: Antoinette Botsford from Orcas, Elizabeth Landstrum from Lopez, and Bill Weissinger from San Juan.

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4/1/20197:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker



Meet some of our island poets: Sally and Sam Green from Waldron, Antoinette Botsford from Orcas, Elizabeth Landstrum from Lopez, and Bill Weissinger from San Juan.

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4/1/20197:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


Chasing the Thunder directed by Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin; Genesis Award for Animal Planet's Ocean Warriors 2016 TV series.
Chasing the Thunder is a high seas documentary about the eco-warriors of Sea Shepard as they engage in an epic 110-day, 10,000-mile chase of the Thunder, a notorious poaching vessel. Wanted by Interpol and banned from fishing in the Antarctic, it had eluded capture for over a decade. When Sea Shepard's marine activists locate the vessel's lines, they pull up its net to discover a horrific mess of dead sea creatures, all caught illegally. Outraged by this atrocity, the crew vows to bring the ocean outlaws to justice. Across two seas and three oceans, they hunt the fugitive fishing ship through massive ice floes, storm tossed seas, a near collision, and violent clashes - until the Thunder dramatically sinks, burying the evidence of its crimes at the bottom of the South Atlantic. Chasing the Thunder takes the audience on an exhilarating ride to the furthest reaches of the planet as it captures the dangerous drama of the world's longest maritime pursuit. 
Released in 2018; running time 98 minutes
Admission is by donation; Film Society Members are free. The Friday Harbor Film Festival has selected the top rated films of the 2018 Film Festival to screen at the Grange for the Best of the Fest 2019 Series.

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4/2/20197:00pm to 8:45pmZandra Gutierrez


The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is partnering with Rock Island to offer free training in low voltage wiring and fiber optic installation at Friday Harbor High School this April.  This latest class in the EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund, the Washington State Department of Commerce, Rock Island, and the San Juan Island School District.
 

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4/3/2019
-5/8/2019
4:00pm to 6:00pm




Before the right to vote or the right to own property, intrepid female adventurers--explorers, mountaineers, and even a circus performer--defied expectations and embarked on unprecedented journeys.  Join Washington Humanities Speaker Tessa Hulls for a talk about the power of history and why female role models are vital in bringing social change.

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4/3/20197:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


WaterWorks Gallery located in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island is a contemporary light filled gallery space that continues to evolve as a gallery dedicated to showing artists from the Islands, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The represented artists, painters, sculptors and jewelers reflect the areas beauty, both conventional and unusual. That is the flavor of the Northwest, making WaterWorks Gallery the unique place it is.  
 

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4/5/2019
-4/6/2019
10:00am to 5:00pmJennifer Smith


The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30am to 1:00pm at Brickworks on 150 Nichols Street. The SJI Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. Each week the SJI Farmers Market offers a diverse selection of fresh, local food from San Juan, Waldron, Lopez, and Orcas Island. The Farmers Market also offers a mix of local, hand-crafted products such as jewelry, pottery, and artwork. Throughout the year, there are over 20 farms that vend at the year-round SJI Farmers Market. The market is a great place to buy local groceries, eat freshly prepared food, listen to live music, shop for handmade crafts, and chat with local nonprofit organizations! Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sjifarmersmarket 

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4/6/2019
-10/26/2019
 Elena Porten


Have you ever wondered where we keep seal pups or what enclosures are needed to rehabilitate eagles? Here is your chance to find out. The animals we care for can’t be on display, but this is our quiet time of year, so we can show people round our facility without disturbing any patients. Come and tour the facility, meet staff, board members and volunteers, and learn more about the work we do.

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4/6/201911:00am to 3:00pm



Third annual Family twilight glow run/ walk to benefit SAFE San Juans and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 
 

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4/6/20197:00pm to 9:30pmCourtney Smith


If you missed the first class, there’s two more in the series. We dive into Fresh Seafood Basics with Chef Ryan. What a great way to spend a fun-filled Sunday afternoon! Join us  3- 6 p.m. and be ready to don an apron and roll up your sleeves. Each session is $75 and receive a $10 gift certificate for dinner.
 

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4/7/20193:00pm to 6:00pm


Are you a fan of red wine? If so we have an evening you won’t want to miss. Join Cameron Kontos and Chefs Tim and Ryan for an evening celebrating one of Walla Walla’s finest wine making families.  
 https://www.cohorestaurant.com/kontos-winemakers-dinner-april-12-2019/
 

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4/12/20195:00pm to 8:00pm




Held on the second Saturday of the month, Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. Don't be shy, come read your work or just listen. You'll be inspired to write more. For more information please contact Pam Herber at pjherber@interisland.net.

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4/13/20197:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


In order to better accommodate your needs, we have rented the Mullis Community Center for the 2019 Job Fair on Sunday, April 14.  I hope Sunday will not be inconvenient for you.  There is plenty of parking at the Mullis Center and plenty of space for employers. Please respond to me in order to reserve your table for April 14, 2019.

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4/14/20191:00pm to 4:00pmMinnie Knych


The Most Dangerous Year directed by Vlada Knowlton; premiered at 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.
What happens when a community stands up for its civil rights? The Most Dangerous Year tells the story of a small group of Washington State families caught in the middle of the nation's "bathroom wars." Director Vlada Knowlton, A Seattle area filmmaker and parent of a transgender child, takes us to the front lines of this heart-wrenching political battle. Her film details how she and her family worked to combat a Washington state bill intended to force all people to use the public restroom that coincides with their birth sex. Then, joining other families of transgender children and a coalition of state lawmakers and civil rights activists, they fought numerous other discriminatory initiatives. Instead of shaming those who question transgender rights, this film invites a conversation. As Washington State senator Joe Fain points out, we lose the battle for understanding when we stop speaking with one another.
Released in 2016; running time 89 minutes
Admission is by donation; Film Society Members are free. The Friday Harbor Film Festival has selected the top rated films of the 2018 Film Festival to screen at the Grange for the Best of the Fest 2019 Series.

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4/16/20197:00pm to 8:30pmZandra Gutierrez





Explore the wonderful world of Children’s Book Illustration.  Rebecca Cook, illustrator and writer of Calvin Splinter & his Splendid Splinter Ideas, and Pamela Gillette, illustrator of Aspen’s Roots, will discuss the ideas, methods, and materials that go into illustrating children’s books.

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4/17/20197:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


The Whale Museum is joining forces with Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to host a "Wild San Juan" talk on April 18 entitled “Hawks & Herons…Cats & Cars: Living with Wildlife in the San Juan Islands.” It will be preceded by an informal reception with refreshments at 4:00 p.m. Join staff from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and The Whale Museum to understand more about human/wildlife issues, to discuss wildlife problems you may have encountered and to consider ways we can reduce these issues, so we can live more harmoniously together.
 

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4/18/20194:00pm to 6:00pm



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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4/18/20197:00pm to 8:00pmLeslie Baker



Learn the basics of using your Android mobile device, such as how to use the camera, maps, and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and add and organize apps. We will also cover how to make and receive calls and text messages. Bring your smartphone and your device password.

 

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4/19/20192:00pm to 4:00pmLeslie Baker





Know your island bees!  How can we save the pollinators? Russel Barsh will give us a peek at the diversity of wild native insect pollinators in the San Juan Islands, and how they are coping with pesticides, changes in land use, and climate change, along with tips on landscaping and gardening for wild pollinators.  

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4/26/20197:00pm to 9:00pmLeslie Baker


On Her Shoulders directed by Alexandria Bombach; Nadia Murad, subject of the film, won a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize; Directing Award at 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Mobbed by iPhone cameras and pushy reporters, 23-year old Nadia Murad leads what she believes to be a vital crusade: finding the most influential platforms in the world from which to speak out on behalf of her embattled Yazidi community - one that is facing mass extermination by ISIS militants. Having narrowly escaped with her own life, Nadia speaks on radio shows, at rallies, and at the United Nations' general assembly, describing her ordeal as a sex slave and witness to her family's brutal murders. She hopes her testimony will help stop this horrific genocide. With a precision and elegance that complements Nadia's calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach brings to light an exhausting journey that is fraught ith personal pain and profound ethical urgency. From refugee camps in Greece to gilded halls of power, we observe a woman repurpose unimaginable trauma into a powerful rallying cry for justice.  
Released in 2018; running time 94 minutes
Admission is by donation; Film Society Members are free. The Friday Harbor Film Festival has selected the top rated films of the 2018 Film Festival to screen at the Grange for the Best of the Fest 2019 Series.

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5/7/20197:00pm to 8:45pmZandra Gutierrez


Friday Harbor Laboratories annual Open House. Open to the public. On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL) will hold its annual Open House.  The Open House is a splendid opportunity for the community to meet scientists and students at the Labs. All are invited to check out the research and teaching facilities.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. 

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5/11/201911:00am to 4:00pmRachel Anderson


The group is also presenting a Meet the Author event on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Mullis Center from 4 to 7pm to give you a chance to meet and greet many of the island’s talented wordsmiths.

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5/19/20194:00pm to 7:00pmGail Kretchmer


On Her Shoulders directed by Alexandria Bombach; Nadia Murad, subject of the film, won a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize; Directing Award at 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Mobbed by iPhone cameras and pushy reporters, 23-year old Nadia Murad leads what she believes to be a vital crusade: finding the most influential platforms in the world from which to speak out on behalf of her embattled Yazidi community - one that is facing mass extermination by ISIS militants. Having narrowly escaped with her own life, Nadia speaks on radio shows, at rallies, and at the United Nations' general assembly, describing her ordeal as a sex slave and witness to her family's brutal murders. She hopes her testimony will help stop this horrific genocide. With a precision and elegance that complements Nadia's calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach brings to light an exhausting journey that is fraught with personal pain and profound ethical urgency. From refugee camps in Greece to gilded halls of power, we observe a woman repurpose unimaginable trauma into a powerful rallying cry for justice.  
Released in 2018; running time 94 minutes
Admission is by donation; Film Society Members are free. The Friday Harbor Film Festival has selected the top rated films of the 2018 Film Festival to screen at the Grange for the Best of the Fest 2019 Series.

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5/21/20197:00pm to 8:45pmZandra Gutierrez


The upcoming Friday Harbor Bike Fest is the third annual bike ride sponsored by the San Juan Lions Club. In the past this event was known as the Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. (This Lion's event was previously called the Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew.)

 


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6/1/20198:00am to 7:00pmAndrew Popovich


Plan a fabulous art weekend in the San Juan Islands!
Save the date June 1-2, 2019, and be one of the hundreds who attend this year's annual San Juan Island Artist's Studio Tour.
This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet! Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2019 with 22 mutually supportive island art studios, and over 50 total artists featuring glass blowing, stained glass, fused glass, etchings, mixed media, handmade knives, kaleidoscopes, wearable art, jewelry, sculpture, paintings and pottery.  Take the self-guided tour to visit personal studios around the island and watch great art in the making.
This is your chance to view and purchase art at its source, so mark you calendar.

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6/1/2019
-6/2/2019
10:00am to 5:00pmDan Wyatt or Mary Sly


Adrift, directed by Baltasar Kormakur, released in June 2018. San Juan Islander Tami Oldham Ashcraft is the true-life heroine of Adrift, a film based on her book Red Sky in Mourning. Tami (played by Shailene Woodley) and her fiance Richard Sharp (played by Sam Claflin) are both free spirits who set off on what they expect to be a routine sailing adventure, never anticipating that they were heading directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
Admission is by donation; Film Society Members are free. The Friday Harbor Film Festival has selected the top rated films of the 2018 Film Festival to screen at the Grange for the Best of the Fest 2019 Series.

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6/4/20197:00pm to 8:30pmZandra Gutierrez


Dust off your cowboy boots because the Village at the Harbour is pleased to announce they will be hosting a vital fundraiser, "The Hospice of San Juan Giddy Up" on Saturday, July 20th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to benefit the 100% volunteer run organization, Hospice of San Juan.

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7/20/20195:30pm to 8:30pm


San Juan Island Fine Art Show

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9/13/2019
-9/14/2019
 colleen johansen


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