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10/20/17
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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10/21/17
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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10/22/17
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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10/22/17
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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10/23/17
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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10/23/17
Contra Dance at the Grange

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

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10/25/17
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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10/25/17
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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10/25/17
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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10/27/17
 -10/28/17
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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10/27/17
 -10/28/17
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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10/28/17
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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10/29/17
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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10/30/17
Contra Dance at the Grange

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

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10/31/17
 -11/01/17
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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11/01/17
Brenna Jael: Small Books and Album Making

Brenna will teach you how to make a hardcover 4”x 4” accordion-style book, as well as a small pamphlet-style album.  All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring decorative or recycled papers and maps, buttons, beads, and especially items you’d like to include in the book.

 


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11/03/17
Get Familiar with Your Android Smartphone

Learn the basics of using your smartphone like 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. Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist: limited space available. Free. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


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11/04/17
San Juan Writes: Landings


San Juan Writes, a consortium of island writers, is proud to present a reading from their second annual ‘zine, 
Landings. These local writers will share their exploration of the theme–“landings”–through poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction. Free. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

 


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11/05/17
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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11/06/17
Contra Dance at the Grange

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

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11/06/17
Know Your Islanders Talk: Denny Kaill


In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Denny Kaill will talk about Dodging Iguanas:Some Motorcycle Tales, Some Not–All True.  In this book of adventures committed in several countries, on mountains, in jungles and deserts, oceans and seas, on motorbikes, ships and boats, there is danger, joy, and friendship.  And he says he would do it all over again.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee. Free


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11/08/17
Estate Planning 101


Local attorneys, Margaret Langlie and Katie Loring, share basic, practical information on planning for life, disability, and death.  Key areas of interest include Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Instructions for Remains.  
Free. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library


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11/09/17
 -11/11/17
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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11/10/17
San Juan Island a Century before the Pig War

Join us as Kwiaht presents on the early days of San Juan Island.

Thousands of people in several large villages were living on San Juan Island in the 1750s, in a world of sail-borne trade in woven woolens, sugar loaves, and dried seafoods, wracked by increasingly violent slave raids launched by neighboring coastal peoples. What was life like, and how did they manage to live well with a technology of stone, bone, wood, and wool without metal or machines? Time-travel with us to the century before European settlement.  Free. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library


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11/11/17
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. Free. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library


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11/12/17
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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11/13/17
Contra Dance at the Grange

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

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11/14/17
United States Citizenship Classes


Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 14 through Feb.16, from 6 – 8 pm.
Learn US History and US Civics. Prepare for the citizenship interview. The class provides adult learners with the background on 100 questions prospective citizens may encounter in their interview with immigration officials.  Childcare is available. Free. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library


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11/15/17
Patricia Smith: Compassion Fatigue Awareness


Caring too much can hurt. When a caregiver provides care to others without practicing authentic, sustainable self-care daily, a set of symptoms known as compassion fatigue can surface and disrupt their life. Join us and learn about compassion fatigue, its symptoms and causes, and how to jump start the healing process. Caregivers in all of the helping professions and family caregivers are welcome!  
Free. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library


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11/16/17
 -11/19/17
SJCT Family Theatre: SHAKESPEARE ROCKS!

SJCT Family Theatre:  Playing with Shakespeare and British Humor
“It’s fluffy and light,” said SJCT Family Theatre Youth and Program Director Penelope Haskew when describing her family theatre production for 2017.  “There’s no deep themes or social messages.  It’s about fun with Shakespeare!”

 

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11/16/17
 -11/18/17
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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11/16/17
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! 
Free. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library


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11/18/17
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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11/19/17
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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