Calendar of Events - San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce
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04/19/18
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. Free

 
 

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04/20/18
Get Familiar with Your iPad or iPhone


Learn the basics of using your iPad and/or iPhone. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and maps and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download and organize apps. The last half hour will address features only cellular connected devices offer, like making calls and sending and receiving text messages.

 
 

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04/21/18
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. 

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04/21/18
Workshop for Marine Naturalists

You are invited to join The Whale Museum for two special programs in April: the “Gear Up” Workshop for marine naturalists on April 21 followed by an Earth Day Workshop in partnership with the National Park Service on April 22.  On Saturday, April 21, the “Gear Up” Workshop will be held at the San Juan Island Grange Hall in Friday Harbor from 10 am to 4 pm.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for registration. 

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04/21/18
SAFE San Juans 2nd Annual 5K Twilight Glow Run

This twilight fun run will feature glow sticks, glow paint, a post-race event with music, food, and more! SAFE on the Rocks will have something fun for everyone. Put this on your calendar as it is sure to be fun for the whole family!

 


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04/22/18
Earth Day Workshop

Earth Day Workshop will be held in partnership with the National Park Service at the San Juan Island Grange Hall and at American Camp. Topics include: a workshop in interpretation, NPS style; a facilitated session on ideas and design of the new American Camp Interpretative Center; a guided walk-through of proposed educational look-outs at American Camp; and a hands on “Earth Day” give back to American Camp. This day ends with a hosted social hour at South Beach.  fee is $35 for non-members; $25 for TWM or SSAMN members.   Lunch can be pre-ordered for an additional $10 per day.   For more information or to register for either or both these events, members visit this web page: https://whalemuseum.org/products/gear-up-members  and non-members visit this web page: https://whalemuseum.org/products/gear-up-non-members or call (360) 378-4710 ext. 30.


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04/22/18
Great Islands Clean-Up

Clean up the islands day. More information to follow.

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04/22/18
Turn Island Paddle and Beach Clean Up

Join San Juan Kayak Expeditions and paddle with us out to Turn Island Wildlife Refuge to clean up the beaches and trails. SJKE will provide the double fiberglass kayaks and all the top of the line kayak gear and instruction. 

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04/24/18
 -05/24/18
Wild San Juan Lecture Series

The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Shona Aitken, Wolf Hollow’s Education Curator, back as part of a free, collaborative 2018 Spring and Summer Lecture Series at The Whale Museum.
Tuesday, April 24: Living with Wildlife on the San Juans
Thursday, May 24: Dealing with deer
Thursday, June 21: Swallows and sparrows, flickers and flycatchers
Thursday, July 19: Marine mammals
Thursday, August 23: A critter’s eye view of your house
Thursday, September 20: Rat poison and raptors
 

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04/25/18
Free Career Fair for high school students

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in partnership with the Northwest Workforce Development Council (NWWD) and San Juan Island School District (SJISD) will present a free Career Fair for high school students, featuring local trades businesses on Wednesday, April 25th from 11:20 am until 12:20 pm at the Friday Harbor High School Hall Gym on Blair Street.  The fair is free and open to high school students on all islands. 
 

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04/25/18
Friends of the San Juan Island Library's Annual Meeting


PROGRAM ~ Dancing Seeds Farm~
Meet Gail Kretchmer and the
Dancing Seeds Farm Team. •Learn About the Farm
past & present • Permaculture principles
• Super Foods • Farm-based
Educational Workshops

Games & refreshments.
Don’t miss this presentation!


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04/26/18
Uncruise Adventures in the Port of Friday Harbor

Ship usually arrive around noon to oneish and stay until about 6.  They tend to waiver from schedule a little.

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04/27/18
Poetry Panel with WA Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna


Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna and Company: Poetry Reading Our new Washington State Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna, will be visiting us for Poetry Month, and giving a reading of her poetry along with local poets Jennifer Boyden, Jill McCabe Johnson, and Gary Thompson.  San Juan Island Library, free. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


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04/28/18
Island Job Fair

FREE FOR ALL JOB SEEKERS! Open the doors of opportunity by meeting with a variety of local businesses and organizations. Learn about the businesses that are hiring and what their hiring needs are now. Meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers from San Juan Island. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes to the event. Save time, money and effort by interviewing with multiple companies in one day at one location.

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04/28/18
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. 

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04/28/18
Poetry Walk with WA Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna

Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna: Poetry Walk American Camp, San Juan Island National Historical Park.  Rain or shine, Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna will lead a Poetry Walk at American Camp (ok, if it rains we can shelter in the Visitors Center).  Bring your favorite poems and let’s exercise those feet and meters! Sponsored by the San Juan Island National Historical . Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


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04/28/18
Poetry Workshop with WA Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna

 

Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna: Poetry Workshop Come to a Poetry Workshop with Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna–April is Poetry Month, it’s Spring, let’s work on some poetry!  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


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05/03/18
Uncruise Adventures in the Port of Friday Harbor

Ship usually arrive around noon to oneish and stay until about 6.  They tend to waiver from schedule a little.

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05/04/18
Protect Your Privacy in the Digital World


In light of the Facebook scandal, privacy is back on our minds. Learn steps you can take to protect your privacy on computers and mobile devices. This class is for folks who are comfortable using their devices.
 

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05/04/18
 -05/06/18
Classic Film Series with Therese Finn: Love is in the Air


Romance in the Golden Age of Hollywood: Love Affair (1939), Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer; The Clock (1945), Judy Garland and Robert Walker, and The Swan (1956), Alec Guinness and Grace Kelly.
 

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05/05/18
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. 

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05/07/18
Tech with Rock Island: Smart TVs, Streaming with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick



Get a better handle on how to forego cable and satellite: What’s possible, what isn’t, and why are remotes so hard to use? 
 

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05/07/18
Know Your Islanders: Boyd C. Pratt: But What about the Pig?


Examine that signal event of the Pig War from a porcine point of view. What breed was the boar and what was he doing running loose? Boyd roots around for answers and spreads the dirt on the Pig War.


 

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05/09/18
Russel Barsh: The Salish Sea and North America in 1418



What was happening in the Northwest 600 years ago in the context of political, military, and economic developments elsewhere on the continent? 


 

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05/10/18
Uncruise Adventures in the Port of Friday Harbor

Ship usually arrive around noon to oneish and stay until about 6.  They tend to waiver from schedule a little.

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05/12/18
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. 

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05/12/18
Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House

Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House
Saturday, May 12, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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05/12/18
Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL) Annual Open House

There’s something for everyone – kids and adults: touch sea life, catch plankton, use a microscope, view SCUBA diving demos, stop by a scientific lecture, get a behind-the-scenes look at cutting-edge research facilities. In addition – hop aboard the 58’ research vessel, Centennial, and check out the remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and sonar systems. Enjoy complimentary freshly popped popcorn. Have lunch at the historic dining hall while listening to marimba. We hope you can join us!
 

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05/12/18
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 your work or just listen. You'll be inspired to write more. For more information please contact Pam Herber at pjherber@interisland.net. 


 

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05/16/18
Janet Oakley: Mist-chi-mas: A Novel of Captivity


In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, Janet Oakley will talk about her new book Mist-chi-mas: A Novel of Captivity, a historical novel of late 19th century San Juan Island. Follow their adventures after Englishwoman Jeannie Naughton meets American Jonas Breed--once a captive and slave (mistchimas) of the Haida.

 

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05/17/18
Uncruise Adventures in the Port of Friday Harbor

Ship usually arrive around noon to oneish and stay until about 6.  They tend to waiver from schedule a little.

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05/17/18
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! 

 

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05/18/18
Get Familiar with Your Android Device


Learn the basics of using your Android device. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and maps and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download and organize apps. 
 

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05/19/18
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. 

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05/19/18
Publishing Workshop


Staring at that thick manuscript on your writing desk, wondering what’s the next step?  Here’s an opportunity for you. A panel of experts, moderated by Alice Acheson, book marketing/publishing consultant, will discuss the ins and outs of publishing: Mary Kalbert, self-published author of both fiction and nonfiction; freelance editor Janet Thomas; and Griffin Bay Bookstore owner Laura Norris and events coordinator Nancy Larsen.

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