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October 2017

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Events in the month of October 2017
5th Annual Beautiful You Fashion Show

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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Know Your Islanders: Peru: Three Landscapes

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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Get Familiar with Your Android Smartphone

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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Friday Harbor Kiwanis Rummage Sale

Most anything you could ever want at prices you won't believe.
Once again Friday Harbor Kiwanis will be hosting their annual rummage sale October 7, from 8:30-11:30 at the Technology Center, corner of Mullis and Market Street. Proceeds from the sale will benefit island projects. Kiwanis, serving the children of the world.

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Harvest Experience

Welcome New & returning Pickers and Farm Tour.
Estate grown Madeleine Angevine & Siegerrebe will be picked.
Picking starts @ 9:00 AM.
HARVEST PARTY from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM for San Juan Vineyard supporters
Music by Cecil & Kirk
Call 360-378-WINE (9463)
3136 Roche Harbor, Rd.
Friday Harbor, WA  98250

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Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade

The parade will stage from 1:30 to 2:30 at the Fairgrounds, and start onto Argyle Avenue at 2:30, heading down Spring Street and turning onto First Street to go to the Grange Hall. This year’s theme is “A Community of Growers”, referring to our local Grange’s slogan, “a community of growers since 1931”. Parade participation is open to all. We welcome farm trucks, wheelbarrows, tractors, horses, other livestock on leads, marchers with signs, and groups with banners.

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Grange Hall Opens New Deck

The Grange Hall will be open after the Farm Parade, with a ribbon-cutting for our new deck “with the million-dollar view” occurring at 4:30. Participants are invited to stay for a farm-to-Grange dinner starting at 5:00, with main dishes provided by local farms and side dishes brought potluck by island residents.

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Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War

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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Harriet Baskas: The Ancient Fruitcake

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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Mirabella's Mimosas and Microcurrent

Join us for an Open House where we will be featuring the NuFACE Trinity Pro facial toning device!  The first 25 attendees will receive gift bags.  Mimosas and small bites will be served and there will be door prizes!!  Shop our One Day Only Event Sale! Pre-Register for a Microcurrent Lift for Lips or Eyes.  $25 

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Open Mic for Writers

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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Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Lunch

October 16th, Brickworks, 12:00pm
Just a quick note to mark on your calendars October 16th for our Quarterly Luncheon. Please RSVP to by Thursday, October 12. The fabulous team of Coho Restaurant will be our caterer...

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Songs of the 1970s and before: Memory Cafe

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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Literary Salon

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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Exploring Patience & Its Strength

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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3rd Saturday of the Month Contra Dance

October 21st, JP and the OK Rhythm Boys, Judy Zeidel calling. $10 donation at the door. Neigher partner nor experience necessary. November band not named yet.

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Taste Island Flavors at the New "Eat Island Grown" Grand Tasting Event

Savor the flavors of the San Juan Islands at Eat Island Grown, the signature tasting event of Savor the San Juans. On October 22nd at Brickworks, local chefs will create tasty tidbits using the freshest ingredients from island farms and waters, such as oysters, salmon, produce, fruits, sea salt, beer, wine & spirits.

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Eat Island Grown

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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Community Meeting

October is National Disability Awareness Month. Would you like to learn about the supports and opportunities for disabled children and adults? Representatives from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and Washington Vocational Services (WVS) will share information about their services. 

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Contra Dance at the Grange

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

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Facebook marketing workshop

EDC offers free Social media is revolutionizing the way we use the internet, and its low- or no-cost tools can be used by small businesses to achieve remarkable results.  Join the EDC to learn more about Facebook marketing at a FREE workshop on Wednesday, October 25th on San Juan Island.

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Silent Witness Vigil

Join SAFE San Juans at noon on Wednesday, October 25 on the Courthouse lawn for a Silent Witness Vigil honoring those who died from domestic violence in 2016, as part of the Silent Witness National Initiative. 

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Lynda Mapes: Witness Tree and Elwha

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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The 3rd annual Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Come on down to the fairgrounds for a frightful night. No worries if you scare too easily because we have one day with ‘no scares’ for the little ones! We have different themed rooms & lots of scary animations. This is not just your ordinary haunted house with hay bails & black tarp! It's 10,000 square feet of thrills & shrills. 

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Zombie Weekend! Dawn of the Dead 1978 and 2004

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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The Howl

Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor “The Howl”
Looking for something to do that is totally different in island fundraising events?  This is it. 
APS-FH is holding its first annual Pawsitively Spooktacular Halloween Bash “The Howl” on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge.  

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The Met: Live in HD

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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Contra Dance at the Grange

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

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On Book! Readers Theatre's The Passion of Dracula

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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