Calendar of Events - San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce
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04/03/19
 -05/08/19
Low Voltage Fiber Optic Training

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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04/05/19
 -06/03/19
MY WAR: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans / A War Never Ends

MY WAR:
Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans - April 5 – June 3, 2019
Photographs, poems, and journal entries by twenty-five Vietnam veterans from around the US are showcased in this rare exhibit.
In A War Never Ends, San Juan County Vietnam Vets and their families create their own exhibit of personal experiences, in our North Gallery.
Free admission to US military veterans for these exhibits.

Journey Back to Vietnam – talk by Sarah Blum – Sunday, April 7, 2019
San Juan Island Grange, Friday Harbor, WA. - 1:00 – 3:00pm
Sarah Blum is a champion for justice and is working to heal the profound damage to veterans of the military.

Traces Installation by Mary Coss – Continuing through June 3, 2019
Her distinctive work explores “contemporary social issues, existential questions, cultural inheritance, and the natural world.”

SJIMA – San Juan Islands Museum of Art
Hours: 11-5, Friday – Monday
Admission: $10, Members and 18 and younger are free. Mondays are Pay As You Can Days
540 Spring St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-370-5686 / www.sjima.org

 

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04/18/19
 -04/30/19
ART AiSLE - Debbie Daniels

Free to the Public

04/18/19 – 04/30/19

As is the gallery's tradition of reinvention, for the 2019 show season we introduce the concept of the Art Aisle.

The gallery dedicates a specific area on a monthly basis to host a new body of work that highlights female artists from the Pacific Northwest. Starting in mid April with Debbie Daniels.

Debbie Daniels captures in her oil paintings, the dynamic relationship of the lights and darks on the shores and in the local waters capture the depth and beauty of the landscape.


 

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04/23/19
Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Lunch

Information on Town and County issues with business community of the island.

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04/24/19
Annual Young Musicians' Showcase

Enjoy the excellent acoustics and sound system at the Grange Hall as student musicians perform their magic.  This year's showcase will feature solo, group, and rock band performances from the musicians of SSIS and the greater student community. Expect to hear lots of original music - these kids are on a roll and need to be heard! Preceded by a 6pm Potluck (please bring a dish); Music begins at 7pm.

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04/26/19
Wild Side: Russel Barsh Vanishing Pollinators




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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04/27/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market - 2019 Weekly Schedule

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. 

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04/30/19
Book Reading & Signing

Regional author Kathleen Alcala will read excerpts from and sign copies of The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island.
As friends began "going back to the land" at the same time that a health issue emerged, Kathleen Alcalá set out to re-examine her relationship with food at the most local level. Remembering her parents, Mexican immigrants who grew up during the Depression, and the memory of planting, growing and harvesting fresh food with them as a child, she decided to explore the history of the Pacific Northwest island she calls home. FREE to all; Co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and San Juan Island Grange #966.

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05/01/19
 -05/31/19
ART AiSLE - Elizabeth Bruno

May 2 - June 5th

As is the gallery's tradition of reinvention, for the 2019 show season we introduce the concept of the ART AiSLE.

The gallery dedicates a specific area on a monthly basis to host a new body of work that highlights female artists from the Pacific Northwest. Our featured artist for May is Elizabeth Bruno.

in Elizabeth Bruno's work, Fantasy meets nature & figures through an assemblage of fabrics, oils, pastels, embroidery.... drawn together in graceful formations on panel.

 


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05/03/19
Documentary Living in the Futures Past

Living in the Future’s Past shows how no one can predict how major changes emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many.  How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything. 

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05/04/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market - 2019 Weekly Schedule

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. 

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05/07/19
Film: On Her Shoulders at Grange; Best of Fest Series

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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05/08/19
EDC presents 10th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

Join the conversation on San Juan County – Cross-Borders, Cross-Industries at the 10th Annual EDC Economic Forecast Luncheon, held at Brickworks in Friday Harbor on Wednesday, May 8th from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Catered lunch by San Juan Bistro will be served.
 

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05/11/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market - 2019 Weekly Schedule

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. 

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05/11/19
Open House UW Labs

Open House at Friday Harbor Laboratories. May 11, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is an annual event open to the community, especially families. SCUBA demonstrations, open research laboratories, tours of the 58' Research Vessel Centennial, and scientific lectures, as well as activities for children. Marimba band music, popcorn and hot dogs.
 

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05/11/19
Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House

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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05/17/19
 -06/08/19
Life Untamed: Jaime Ellsworth & Barbara Duzan

 

May 17 - June 8, 2019

Reception for the artists, Friday May 17th 4-7 pm.

Regional artists, Jamie Ellsworth and Barbara Duzan, both bring animals to life with style and whimsy thorough their mediums of oil and bronze.

Barbara captures the beauty and quirks of flora and fauna in bronze. Making each subject unique while at the same time representing their species as a whole.

Jaime paints animals using simple forms and a palette of bold colors in oil and mixed media. She invites the viewer to first look at the simplicity of the image, then beyond, opening a door to the imagination.


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05/18/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market - 2019 Weekly Schedule

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. 

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05/19/19
Meet the Authors

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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05/20/19
Chamber Monthly Social

Location at Aurora Farms, all chamber members are invited. Light snacks and drinks served. 

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05/21/19
Film: The Bleeding Edge at Grange; Best of Fest Series

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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