Calendar of Events - San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce
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04/29/17
Tour De Lopez

This very popular non-competitive bicycle tour of Lopez Island is brought to you by the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce and is the kickoff event for cycling in the beautiful San Juan Islands. Whether you make it a day trip or make it a weekend getaway you will not be disappointed! Many of our riders return every year for this event.

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04/29/17
SAFE on the Rocks Twilight Glow 5k

Join SAFE San Juans for our 1st annual SAFE on the Rocks 5k in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month! This twilight fun run will feature glow sticks, glow paint, a post-race party with music, food, raffle lottery tickets, family-friendly activities, and much more! Even if you want to walk the route or just come for the festivities starting at 8:30pm.


 


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05/01/17
Tech Made Simple- Technobabble- Free Class


In this interactive class, we will work together with the participants to define and break down the confusing terminology that arises in our everyday lives. 
 

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05/01/17
Clay Therapy Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop

Clay classes are offered for individuals wanting to learn hand building techniques with earthenware clay. Classes are 5 week sessions ,15 hours of class time, good for beginners or experienced clay enthusiast.  Monday class times: 3:00-5:30 OR 6:00-8:30

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05/01/17
Know Your Islanders Talk: Know Your Island Barns

Know Your Islanders Talk: Know Your Island Barns (Boyd Pratt and Sandy Strehlou) San Juan Island Library, free.  Want to know more about that barn you’ve driven by every day for years?  Boyd and Sandy will discuss how to learn more about these historic icons of our agricultural past and present, highlighting the new Map Page of the Historic Barns of the San Juan Islands website.  

 

 


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05/02/17
Clay Therapy Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop

Clay classes are offered for individuals wanting to learn hand building techniques with earthenware clay. Classes are 5 week sessions ,15 hours of class time, good for beginners or experienced clay enthusiast.  Tuesday class time: 1:00-3:30

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05/03/17
Changes in the Aging Eye

Meet Kate Fewel, a social worker from Sight Connection in Seattle. Her presentation will address common vision problems and provide tips for living with vision loss. She will also make appointments for individual consultations, and you can sign up for a session for rehab or white cane training at a future date. San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. 

 

 


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05/05/17
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Healing Waters - Mixed media Landscape paintings

Jennifer Williams’ - Healing Waters is a collection of landscape paintings offering an escape from our busy lives. In all her shows, Jennifer chooses a theme statement. In choosing this years theme of Healing Waters, she aspires for her paintings to be visual reminders of our fragile natural environment.

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05/05/17
Get Familiar with Your iPad


Learn the basics of using your iPad. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and Siri and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download apps. Bring your iPad and your Apple ID password. 
Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist: limited space available.

 

 


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05/05/17
Swing Dance at the Mullis Center

Lesson 7 - 8 pm, Dance 8 - 9pm All ages welcome! Suggested Donation of $3 - $5 for Facility Use


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05/07/17
Annual Boat Parade

San Juan Island Yacht Club and the Town and Port of Friday Harbor bring annual boat parade, celebrating the opening of the boating season and an opportunity to meet and thank our first responders. Meet and Greet first responders 11:30 to 1:00. Cannon Start boat parade 2:20 at the Spring Street Landing.

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05/08/17
Clay Therapy Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop

Clay classes are offered for individuals wanting to learn hand building techniques with earthenware clay. Classes are 5 week sessions ,15 hours of class time, good for beginners or experienced clay enthusiast.  Monday class times: 3:00-5:30 OR 6:00-8:30

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05/08/17
Alive Inside


San Juan Island Library, free. Hear a presentation by FHHS teens working to build music playlists here in Friday Harbor for people suffering memory loss, chronic pain, and other disorders.  See the film Alive Inside, a documentary by Michael Rossato-Bennett.  Learn about Music & Memory, and music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from dementia. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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05/09/17
Clay Therapy Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop

Clay classes are offered for individuals wanting to learn hand building techniques with earthenware clay. Classes are 5 week sessions ,15 hours of class time, good for beginners or experienced clay enthusiast.  Tuesday class time: 1:00-3:30

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05/10/17
Tech Made Simple- Connections- Free Class

There are so many cables and connectors in use today, that connecting devices can be a nightmare. In this class, we will endeavor to de-mystify a few of the most common past and current cables, connectors and ports they are likely to show up in our day-to-day lives. 
 

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05/10/17
BIRDING WITH BARBARA JENSEN

Noted bird expert Barbara Jensen will give an introduction to basic birdwatching: how, what, when, and where to look at birds on San Juan Island! Free, refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the San Juan Island Library.
 

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05/12/17
Tour de Family

Come join in on the bike fun with family bike rides, activities, free gear, and a bike swap.
Based at the new John O. Linde Community Park on Carter St., there will be a trike ride, an easy bike ride for first timers to Fox Hall, and a 3 mile 'Adventure' ride out and back on Roche Harbor Rd. to the Land Bank property.
This free event will include free safety swag from Peace Health, free helmet handouts from the EMS, a bike swap, free raffle of bikes and equipment, information on local riding, and a rules of the road handout.
Wow - so much going on and tons of fun.
 


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05/13/17
Open Mic for Writers

Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. For more information please contact Pam Herber at pjherber@interisland.net. San Juan Island Library, free. 


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05/14/17
Salish Sea Early Music Festival

A Century of New Perspective: 1600-1700 •

Chamber music in transition: 17th-century trios on both late renaissance and early baroque instruments.

Ingrid Matthews, violin

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord

Jeffrey Cohan, baroque and renaissance flutes


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05/15/17
Succession Planning for Small Business

Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on the topic of Succession Planning for Small Business on Wednesday, May 15th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on San Juan Island.  Advance registration is required.

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05/15/17
Workshop on Succession Planning for Small Business

All business owners need to devote time and energy to developing a succession plan for their business. With a succession plan, business owners can identify a person or entity who can continue the business if tragedy strikes or when they decide to retire or sell.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on the topic of Succession Planning for Small Business on Monday, May 15th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on San Juan Island.  

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05/15/17
Clay Therapy Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop

Clay classes are offered for individuals wanting to learn hand building techniques with earthenware clay. Classes are 5 week sessions ,15 hours of class time, good for beginners or experienced clay enthusiast.  Monday class times: 3:00-5:30 OR 6:00-8:30

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05/16/17
Clay Therapy Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop

Clay classes are offered for individuals wanting to learn hand building techniques with earthenware clay. Classes are 5 week sessions ,15 hours of class time, good for beginners or experienced clay enthusiast.  Tuesday class time: 1:00-3:30

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05/16/17
Memory Cafe: Nepal with Judy Chovan

Meet intrepid traveler and teacher Judy Chovan. Judy will share slides and stories from her recent visit to Nepal. Memory Cafe is a fun weekly event for people with memory issues and their care partners. Memory Café takes place each Tuesday at regular rotating locations, and is hosted by the Library on the third Tuesday of every month.


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05/17/17
Mike Vouri: Friday Harbor and San Juan Island Book

San Juan Island Library, free. It’s been at least seven years since Mike and Julia Vouri wrote their Images of America Friday Harbor and San Juan Island books in conjunction with the San Juan Historical Museum.  Mike will revisit them with us, talking about the process of writing and research materials that have surfaced since then.  Co-sponsor San Juan Historical Museum.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


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05/18/17
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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05/19/17
From Oddfellows to Orcas

San Juan Island Library, free. If these walls could talk…and sometimes they do in the former Odd Fellows Hall, now known as The Whale Museum. Robin Jacobson will bring you from the Mt. Dallas Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows, the benevolent organization that developed the property in 1892, to Orcas, with a modern Salish Sea focus as The Whale Museum in 1979.  Co-sponsor San Juan Historical Museum. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


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05/20/17
Writing Our History Workshop

San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. Eager to learn skills and resources for writing our local history?  Here’s your chance.  This workshop, sponsored by HistoryLink’s Writing Our History Project, will present local, regional, state and federal sources of information, as well as general resources for genealogical research.  Several case studies will highlight the diverse ways in which local historians have researched their specific topics.  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 


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05/20/17
Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its annual Open House.  This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities. 

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05/22/17
Tech Made Simple- Computer Backups- Free Class

In this class we will discuss how and why it is important to back up your computer.  We will review various options to make this process quick and simple so that your data is protected in case something goes wrong with your computer.  

 

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05/22/17
Tech Made Simple- Internet Connections- Free Class

‚ÄčThis class will provide a very brief history of the internet, demystify some of the terminology, and provide insights into connecting to the internet. 
 

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05/22/17
Clay Therapy Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop

Clay classes are offered for individuals wanting to learn hand building techniques with earthenware clay. Classes are 5 week sessions ,15 hours of class time, good for beginners or experienced clay enthusiast.  Monday class times: 3:00-5:30 OR 6:00-8:30

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05/23/17
Clay Therapy Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop

Clay classes are offered for individuals wanting to learn hand building techniques with earthenware clay. Classes are 5 week sessions ,15 hours of class time, good for beginners or experienced clay enthusiast.  Tuesday class time: 1:00-3:30

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05/24/17
Washington at War (WWI)

San Juan Island Library, free. One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. 
 


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05/29/17
Tech Made Simple- Using the Internet- Free Class

Designed for the "non-tech savvy", Tech Made Simple Classes are fun, interactive sessions, free to everyone.  No Sign up Required.
 

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