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January 2020

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Annual Artists' Register Show and People's Choice Awards

It is just amazing to see all this talent in the islands!"

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is  dedicated to supporting the local San Juan Islands art community each year in the museum’s  Artists' Registry Exhibit.   With over 70 artists showcased, both established and emerging, they come from San Juan Island, Orcas, Shaw & Lopez Islands. The exhibit features artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolor and encaustic, as well as pastels, photography, mixed media, pottery, sculpture, glass, wood, textiles and more.

This year a People's Choice Award is sponsored by Jay and Suzy Wakefield, with winners receiving cash awards. Come and vote for your favorites!

On Valentine's Day, everyone is welcome to the open house and anniversary of SJIMA. It is free and is open 4-7 on February 14.

Artists' Registry is an online resource supported by the SJIMA.  Members of the islands artist community are listed on the website’s artists pages

The show is sponsored by Malinda Dreyer, Town of Friday Harbor, Printonyx, Harbor Rental and Browne's Home Center.

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Managing Digital Photos: Friday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Jan. 31

Register to learn how to safely store, share and organize your precious digital photos.  We’ll cover how to share photos from a phone or camera to the cloud or a computer, best practices for storage including cloud storage and external backups.

Please register for both sessions.

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Great Decisions: Climate Change and the Global Order

Come join us with moderator Roger Morris at the first in a series of Great Decision lectures, held on the last Monday of every month. The first lecture is Climate Change and the Global Order. Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. remains the notable holdout. What is the rest of the world doing to combat climate change? What impact will the effects of climate change have on global geopolitics?

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Science Fiction Movie Club: Pitch Black

Beam in to the new Science Fiction Movie Club at the San Juan Island Library.  Held on the last Friday of every month, we will watch and discuss all things sci-fi.  For 14 years and older. Adult supervision or signed permission needed for ‘R’ rated material.

January movie: Pitch Black

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DIY Valentine Cards

Make Valentine’s Day cards for your sweeties. Construction paper, rubber stamps, stickers, punches, recycled catalogs to collage -- materials are provided, or bring your favorites. Children below the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

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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

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Clyde W. Ford: Dog Whistles and Cat-Calls:The Modern Signs, Symbols, and Signals of Hate

Most are familiar with racist epithets, such as the “N” word, or hateful symbols, such as a swastika. But few are aware of the extensive lexicon of modern signs, symbols, and signals of hate that exist within various subcultures in the US, and around the world. Author and scholar Clyde W. Ford examines the dog-whistles and cat-calls of hate that anyone may encounter in the news, on the Internet, or in the street in order to inform, heighten awareness, and keep ordinary citizens safe.

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Wilderness First Responder Training

Wilderness First Responder Training
February 10 – 19, Camp Orkila, Orcas Island
 San Juan Island EMS is offering Wilderness First Responder Training (WFR), February 10 – 19 at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island.  This training is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.  It is also invaluable training for any first responders.
The WFR is a 10-day course that is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Although these appear to be the same basic topics covered in our two-day Wilderness First Aid course, they are covered far more extensively, and there is much more hands-on practice. Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included.
For more information contact:
Peggy Long, Assistant Outreach Coordinator
360-378-5152, ext 231
Instructors from San Juan EMS, SOLO affiliate school since 2006


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Mullis Center Book Club reads Bel Canto


The Mullis Center Book Club reads Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto.  Read the book and come participate in a discussion about the book moderated by librarian Beth Helstien at the Mullis Center library. Open to the public.

March: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Memory Cafe: Chinmayo and Susan

Our very own Chinmayo and sister Susan Grout will play banjo and guitar and sing to create wonderful memories at the Memory Cafe. The coffee house style concert takes place each month on the third Tuesday of the month in the Library meeting room at 2 pm. Visit the Library when there is plenty of parking and no night-time driving for a concert to be enjoyed by all. Suitable for people with memory issues and their care partners.

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Native Plants in the Garden

Jane Wentworth, botanist, native plant enthusiast, and Master Gardener, will speak about the benefits of using native plants in our gardens, the pollinators and wildlife that native plants support, and will preview a bit about the upcoming Annual Master Gardener Foundation Native Plant Sale.
 Jane Wentworth, botanist, native plant enthusiast, and Master Gardener, will speak about the benefits of using native plants in our gardens, the pollinators and wildlife that native plants support, and will preview a bit about the upcoming Annual Master Gardener Foundation Native Plant Sale.

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Get Familiar with your Android Device

Learn the basics of using your Android mobile device, such as how to use the camera, maps, and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and add and organize apps. We will also cover how to make and receive calls and text messages. Bring your smartphone and your device password.  

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