Weekly Member Messages
Spring 2019

Summer Bike to Farm Tours

Running monthly from June-August, spend a summer day cruising the back roads of San Juan Island en route to one of our beautiful local farms!
Meet at the SJI Co-op at the appointed day and time. A seasoned guide from Meat Machine Cycles will lead guests on an energizing bike ride across the island, with time to to stop and enjoy the local flora and fauna. The tour will take us to one of our gorgeous island farms, where we’ll meet the farmer, tour the farm, and picnic. The co-op will provide sandwiches from Bakery San Juan, snacks from our store and the farm, and cold beverages. Afterwards, our guide will lead us back to the Co-op on an alternate route. This is a unique opportunity to see some of our island’s hidden gems, and fun for the whole family!
Sunday, June 30th: Aurora Farms-polyculture farm featuring goats, sheep, chickens, pigs & horses. Greenhouses, flower gardens, farm store, art & design, and more!
Sunday, July 14th: Dancing Seeds Farm-market vegetable farm with emphasis on philosophies of permaculture, orchards, chickens, farm store, zen garden and more!
Sunday, August 10th: Sweet Earth Farm- family-run polyculture farm home to pigs, chickens, ducks, gorgeous orchards, mixed vegetable beds, farm store, and more!
Cost: $100/person. Cost includes guided bike tour, farm tour, and picnic lunch. Purchase tickets through: www.biketofarm.rsvpify.com
Bikes available through Meat Machine Cycles

Discover Maps

Larry Morris, Town Graphics

Larry Morris has delivered the Town Graphics maps and we have them at the Chamber. We are open 7 days a week, 10-4!

Best of the Fest is Tonight - Adrift


Adrift, directed by Baltasar Kormakur, released in June 2018. San Juan Islander Tami Oldham Ashcraft is the true-life heroine of Adrift, a film based on her book Red Sky in Mourning. Tami (played by Shailene Woodley) and her fiance Richard Sharp (played by Sam Claflin) are both free spirits who set off on what they expect to be a routine sailing adventure, never anticipating that they were heading directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Tami will be available for Q & A
Admission is by donation; Film Society Members are free. The movie starts at 7:00pm at the San Juan Island Grange #966, 152 First Street 

News from Coho

There’s lots of goodness cooking at Coho Restaurant
June Hours for Coho Restaurant
June 1 – 15 – Monday – Saturday – closed Sunday
June 16 – 30 – Monday - Sunday
First Seating 5 – 5:45 and 5 course Chef’s Tasting offered daily.

Rotie Winemaker’s Dinner – June 14th; 6 p.m. Join us for our last winemaker’s dinner until fall. Spend an evening exploring the Rhone Valley. Winemaker Kevin Masterman uses old world wine making techniques using Washington varietals to create some of the highest quality wine Washington has to offer. It will be a great evening!  Five courses of locally sourced food paired with a white, rose and three reds will surely be a great way to kick off summer! $55/person for food and $45 for optional wine pairing. Call for reservations at 360-378-6330 or make them online.

4th of July Parade


Theme for 2019 Friday Harbor July 4th Parade The theme for the 2019 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor: “Parade of Stars”, past and present…Do you have your costumes and floats ready?
The event has been rated one of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the USA.  The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th. A full day of food, entertainment and music, will culminate with a glorious fireworks extravaganza over the scenic Port of Friday Harbor.
The Chamber encourages all of those interested to gather your creative crew and begin plans on your costumes, floats and themed entries. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories-Best Use of Theme Float, Best Use of Theme Non-Float, Best Use of Theme- Children/Youth, Best Costume Group, Best Animal/Animal Group, Judges Choice, Best Off-Island Entry, and Best Vehicle.
To participate in the 2019 Friday Harbor Independence Day Parade, please email: parade@sanjuanisland.org for an application or download it at www.sanjuanisland.org

Whale Museum Lecture Series

On June 25, Joan Drinkwin, Natural Resources Consultants, and Monica Shoemaker, Washington Department of Natural Resources, will present information about an innovative new project that will bring Army soldiers to dive deep to help improve wildlife habitat in Puget Sound. Their lecture “Army Deepwater Derelict Net Removal Project will remove derelict fishing nets from Puget Sound” will be held at the Whale Museum at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, as part of The Whale Museum’s Summer Lecture Series.
Through a new collaboration between the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Consultants, soldiers with the US Army 569th Engineer Dive Detachment will dive off the San Juan Islands this July to remove deep water derelict fishing nets. As part of the Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training Program, the Army Deepwater Derelict Net Removal project will target legacy derelict nets deeper than 105 feet along the steep rocky habitats of the San Juan Islands. The partnership provides the Army divers training in deep water diving operations while removing wildlife-threatening derelict fishing nets at no cost to the state. Come join us to hear Joan and Monica explain the project benefits and logistics.
 The Summer Lecture Series is dedicated to providing our local community and visiting public with knowledge and wonder of the natural world.  The lectures are given by local or visiting experts in their field.  Join us as they share their recent research projects, stories, and experiences. Each lecture is free and held at The Whale Museum.  Donations are greatly appreciated.  For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext.30.  The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N.  Founded in 1976, The Whale Museum's mission is to promote stewardship of whales through education and research.  The Whale Museum can be found on-line at www.whalemuseum.org
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