Tragedy of the Commons: John de Graaf, Redefining Prosperity
Born in the California Gold Rush, Nevada City was once the scene of some of the most destructive environmental practices on earth. Discovered in the 1960s by the “back to the land movement,” it became a second gold rush with a different idea of wealth based on nature, community, and a sense of place. Join director John de Graaf for the premier of Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes of Nevada City.
County Wide Power Outage
All of San Juan County will be affected by a series of two planned outages necessary for BPA to replace a section of one of the two main power lines that feed the San Juan Islands from Fidalgo Island. These maintenance outages will happen overnight on weekdays to minimize impact to OPALCO consumers.
EDC offers Customer Service 101
Business owners and managers are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for a free workshop entitled Customer Service 101, led by noted islander and business process improvement consultant, Jim Hooper, on October 24, from 10-11a at KeyBank in Friday Harbor.
San Juan County Knowledge Workers to Informal Meetup
The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words, and they invite knowledge workers and those who work with them to attend an informal meetup on October 24th from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library.
A Very British Evening: Jane Austen Meets the Royal Navy
Presented by Heidi Green.
Coho Restaurant Special Dinner
We host a sake seminar led by a sake sommelier followed by dinner. Dinner will have a mix of Asian and European style dishes - as you know sake pairs so well with a broad range of foods.
The Wild Side Series:Kwiaht: Bats!
Be batty for Halloween! There are just 20 native species of mammals in the San Juan Islands, and half of them are bats! Bats also outnumber all of the other native mammals in the islands combined. Kwiaht ecologist Russel Barsh will share key findings of his five-year study of island bats, including audio from some of the thousands of bats he has recorded.
San Juan Island Farmers Market
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 bubbling place to buy local groceries, eat freshly prepared food, listen to live music, shop for handmade crafts, and chat with local nonprofit organizations! Like us on Facebook: link. Free. No dogs please.
Eat Island Grown - Tasting Event
You're invited to an Island Grown Tasting Event showcasing San Juan Islands chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible!
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.
Proceeds benefit programs of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Eat Island Grown
EAT ISLAND GROWN – October 28th at the Brickworks
The best tastes of the San Juan Islands showcasing chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible!
Holiday Desserts, Port & Champagne Tasting
November 3, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Friday Harbor Chocolates. The holidays are fast approaching, and you may already be thinking about creating your holiday menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.
Festival of Giving and Kindness
Celebrate others by: becoming a volunteer, sponsoring a family, mentoring a child, donating to our coat drive, making handmade gifts & cards, get a family photo. Celebrate yourself by: learning how to de-stress the holidays, practicing yoga, gaining health care access, enjoying healthy treats, simplifying the holidays, bidding on a beautiful quilt. See the Family Resource Center’s building expansion plans as we RAISE THE ROOF!
KEEP THE HOLIDAYS MEANINGFUL BY PUTTING KINDNESS INTO ACTION
Generosity: A Giving Attitude that Touches All Aspects of Our Lives, a public talk by Khenpo Pema Wangdak
Khenpo Pema Wangdak, a Tibetan Buddhist lama and highly regarded teacher from New York City, returns to Friday Harbor for the fourth time to explain familiar concepts from a Buddhist perspective.
This year Khenpo Pema will guide us to a deeper understanding of generosity and show how each of us can cultivate and endlessly expand this essential quality, which is the foundation of the Mahayana Buddhist path.
Khenpo Pema will also be giving teachings and leading a retreat at Sakya Kachod Choling Retreat Center, 865 Bullfrog Road, November 10-16. There are no prerequisites to attend. Everyone is welcome. Visit our website for details.
Childsplay- Fiddlers, Fiddles & Fiddle maker
From humble dance halls to world music audiences in Sweden and public radio audiences throughout the United States, fiddle supergroup Childsplay has introduced many thousands to the delights of fiddle music. On the eve of the release of their seventh and final album, “The Bloom of Youth,” Childsplay is embarking on a farewell tour kicking off in the Pacific Northwest and concluding in Massachusetts in November.
Holiday Artisan Craft Fair
Shop locally for the holidays at the Mullis Center’s annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair. We’ll have a full house of local artists and crafters as well as food to eat in or take out. You’ll be able to find something unique and special for just about everyone on your list. We still have a few vendor spaces left so contact Anna today if you’re interested. Hours: Friday 5 PM - 8 PM and Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM