Weekly Member Messages
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News from Friday Harbor Chocolates

Friday Harbor Chocolates Now Featuring Keto Friendly, Gluten  & Dairy Free & CBD Chocolates.  In recognition of our residents' changing dietary preferences, we are pleased to advise that we have partnered with a number of artisan chocolatiers to bring to our community many new confections which are sugar free, gluten & dairy free and even CBD infused chocolates.  Our inventory now includes "Keto" Truffles, made by Portland based Willamette Valley Confectionery,  in a 4 piece box made with dark chocolate and sweetened with a unique vegetable from Southeast Asia called Monk Fruit.  It is considered one of the healthiest substitutes for sugar, honey or agave, having a net carbohydrate factor of only 4 while maintaining balanced insulin levels. They come in raspberry, espresso, hazelnut and pure chocolate flavors and cost only $10.00 per box.  We are also featuring milk and dark chocolate  sugar free truffles,  caramels and bars sweetened with Maltinol, made by Rogers Chocolates, as well as a line of delicious gluten free and dairy free truffles by Missionary Chocolates, made with coconut milk as the dairy substitute and, my favorite, chocolate dipped Oreo cookies made with rice flour.  Additionally, we carry organic Northwest Berry "Bites", which include marionberry, raspberry, blueberry & cherry pates of fruit, dipped in dark chocolate which do not contain any dairy. And finally, for those of you who suffer from painful joints, muscles, myalgias, sleep disorders and anxiety, we are now featuring CBD infused dark chocolate truffles, containing 25 mg of CBD, which we understand has given many relief from such maladies.  We hope that these new offerings along with our other expansive array of gourmet chocolates and confections, ports and wines may give you reason to come visit us in the future.
255 Spring Street, (360) 370-0050, info@fridayharborchocolates.com<mailto:info@fridayharborchocolates.com>.  See us on Facebook and Instagram.

Sale at Kenmore Air

Kenmore Air’s Spring Seat Sale will be starting this Wednesday, April 3, with 15% off all seaplane and wheel plane flights between Seattle and the San Juans for travel through June 12. 

Here’s a link to Kenmore Air’s website page with all the details: https://www.kenmoreair.com/spring-seat-sale/

Welding Class


The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is partnering with Skagit Valley College to offer free training in Construction Welding basics at SVC’s Mount Vernon campus this May. 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, and Skagit Valley College.
Classes offered as part of Trades Education Initiative are intended for young people and career-changers looking for a path into the trades. Construction Welding will be taught by Skagit Valley instructors and will cover shielded metal arc welding with an emphasis on safety, as well as what to expect from a career path in this trade. This course is 33 hours long and counts for 2 college credits. The course is intended to benefit participating students as well as local employers. This class is free to residents of San Juan County, but space is limited and requires pre-registration as well as a filing fee of $10.
Construction Welding will run on Saturdays for six weeks from May 11th to June 15th of 2019. Transportation to and from Skagit Valley College will be provided. There is no cost for the training, however pre-registration and a $10 filing fee are required. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 24th.
To apply, please visit the EDC’s website at www.sanjuansedc.org/trades. For more information call the EDC office at 360-378-2906 or email the EDC Trades Coordinator at glenn@sanjuansedc.org.

Save the Date - Quarterly Luncheon


Save the date - the Chamber Quarterly Luncheon is Tuesday, April 23rd at 12:00, at Brickworks!

There’s lots of goodness cooking at Coho Restaurant

What’s Pho Lunch at Coho Restaurant? starting April 11th

Chefs Ryan is bringing real Pho to Friday Harbor on Thursdays! Pho Real. Starting, April 11th stop in for an amazing lunch with the most flavorful stock and fresh vegetables. Our vegetarian pho starts at only $10. So if you are a noodle Pho natic or if you just want a Pho nomenially delicious lunch with farm fresh veggies, fish, chicken or meat, check us out. In addition to Pho, we’ll have spring rolls. Lunch is available for carryout from 11:30 – 1:30. Please call ahead to place your order and we’ll have it ready for pick up. 360-378-6330. For more details or for our Pho Menu:


Kontos Cellar Winemaker’s Dinner – April 12th
Are you a fan of red wine? If so we have an evening you won’t want to miss. Join Cameron Kontos and Chefs for an evening celebrating one of Walla Walla’s finest wine making families.  


San Juan Singers and Chameleons Rock On

San Juan Community Theatre

Yes! The beat goes on, with more hit songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. For two nights only, April 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., the San Juan Singers take the stage with The Chameleons, a favorite local rock band at San Juan Community Theatre. The lineup will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along. Favorites like “We Will Rock You”; “Africa”; “Heartache Tonight”; “Landslide”; “Fly Like an Eagle”; and so many more. The singers will be decked out in period-appropriate costumes and invite you to dig out your go-go boots, your shoulder pads, your disco duds and whatever you loved back then and wish you could wear again.
Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 students, available at the box office, online or from San Juan Singers members. Get yours early, these concerts will sell out.

Elegant Edibles

Elegant Edibles - annual event coming soon! Cakes, Cookies, Pies and Treats. Sponsored by The Community Arts Theatre Society (CATS) at Mullis Senior Center April 20th 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Best of the Fest - April 16


The Most Dangerous Year directed by Vlada Knowlton; premiered at 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.
What happens when a community stands up for its civil rights? The Most Dangerous Year tells the story of a small group of Washington State families caught in the middle of the nation's "bathroom wars." Director Vlada Knowlton, A Seattle area filmmaker and parent of a transgender child, takes us to the front lines of this heart-wrenching political battle. Her film details how she and her family worked to combat a Washington state bill intended to force all people to use the public restroom that coincides with their birth sex. Then, joining other families of transgender children and a coalition of state lawmakers and civil rights activists, they fought numerous other discriminatory initiatives. Instead of shaming those who question transgender rights, this film invites a conversation. As Washington State senator Joe Fain points out, we lose the battle for understanding when we stop speaking with one another.
Released in 2016; running time 89 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
At the Grange; admission is free; donations kindly accepted

Friday Harbor Film Festival

Living with Wildlife

The Whale Museum

The Whale Museum is joining forces with Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to host a "Wild San Juan" talk on April 18 entitled “Hawks & Herons…Cats & Cars: Living with Wildlife in the San Juan Islands.” The talk will take place on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. at The Whale Museum. It will be preceded by an informal reception with refreshments at 4:00 p.m. Join staff from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and The Whale Museum to understand more about human/wildlife issues, to discuss wildlife problems you may have encountered and to consider ways we can reduce these issues, so we can live more harmoniously together. Part of the beauty of living on the San Juans is the abundant wildlife, but this can also be part of the challenge. Heron flying over or otters diving in the bay are not just scenery. They are working hard to make a living and raise their kids. Their quest for food and shelter can bring them into conflict with the human inhabitants of our island home and our activities can have major impacts on their lives. Through becoming more aware of the impacts of our actions, visitors and residents of San Juan Island can learn to be better stewards of the wildlife that share their home with us.
This evening is free and open to the public. For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext. 30 or email info@whalemuseum.org.  The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N. Both organizations can be found online: The Whale Museum at www.whalemuseum.org and Wolf Hollow at www.wolfhollowwildlife.org
Spring 2019 - Weekly Member Messages