Calendar of Events - San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce
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Events in the month of December 2017
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12/01/17
Island Lights Festival

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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12/02/17
Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds

The San Juan County Fairgrounds will host its annual Winter Flea and Craft Market. Over 35 booths with Holiday gifts, local crafts, vintage finds, and special bargains (it is a Flea Market after all) are sure to entice shoppers of all ages! 

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12/02/17
 -12/03/17
Old-Fashioned Christmas Market

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
Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Sale


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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12/02/17
San Juan Masonic Lodge Officer Installation

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

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12/02/17
San Juan Community Theater Holiday Festival

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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12/02/17
 -12/03/17
Classic Film Series: Hollywood Heartwarmers


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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12/03/17
PLAY: Island Stage Left will present “Annapurna” by Sharr White.

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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12/04/17
Know Your Islanders Talk: Neil Mathison


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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12/09/17
 -12/10/17
San Juan Singers Christmas Concert

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
Home for the Howl-idays

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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12/09/17
San Juan Supper Club

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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12/09/17
Open Mic for Writers


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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12/10/17
Winemaker Dinner at Duck Soup

We are excited to be hosting winemakers Diego and Shaunt, from California Wineries, Les Lunes & Populis, for dinner on Sunday, December 10th. We begin our evening at 6 pm, for a 6 course meal. Cost is $85 per person. 

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12/11/17
Holiday Chamber of Commerce Member Party

Snacks available, donations from several of the resturants, wine available no-host bar. Business awards will be presented and Community Person of the Year announced. 

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12/13/17
 -12/14/17
Riptide Café and San Juan Safaris Shop & Sip

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
Irene Skyriver: Paddling with Spirits


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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12/14/17
Audition Workshop for Beauty and the Beast

Here’s your chance to learn more about San Juan Community Theatre's 2018 Spring Musical before auditions in January.  Director Carol Hooper and crew will be on hand to explain more about Disney's Beauty and the Beast (it’s the Broadway version--an expansion of the original animated feature--not the recently released movie version).  Plus, you’ll get to do a bit of singing and dancing and meet the team.  Attendance is not required but encouraged.
 

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12/14/17
Literary Salon with Laurie Orton


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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12/15/17
Marketing for Farms & Food Businesses

Don’t miss out on this fantastic workshop we are organizing with Sustainable Connections. A marketing & social media workshop specifically aimed at farms and food businesses. 
 

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12/15/17
John Welsh Band

With a sound that blends Latin, West African, reggae, and folk and surf rock rhythms, this Canadian band wins over audiences with a high-energy show that emphasizes crowd participation, upbeat rhythms and singalong choruses.  

 

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12/16/17
National Theatre Live: PETER PAN

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
 

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12/16/17
Island Carolers


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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12/16/17
Salish Sea Ballet's Friday Harbor Nutcracker



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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12/17/17
Salish Sea Ballet's Friday Harbor Nutcracker

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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12/18/17
Bolshoi in Cinemas: The Taming of the Shrew

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However, when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. 



 

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12/19/17
Memory Cafe: Island Carolers


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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12/23/17
San Juan Supper Club

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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12/24/17
Feast of the Seven Fishes

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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12/31/17
New Year's Eve Surprise and Delight Dinner

Join us at Friday Harbor House for dinner and a toast this New Year's Eve. First, Chef Jason Aldous will surprise and delight us with the amazing 5-course menu he's created as a delicious end to 2017, then we'll raise our glasses of bubbly to 2018. 

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