Calendar of Events - San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

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9/27/2019 - 12/9/2019

Food for Thought Micro Views: Threats and Prospects offers a micro perspective on how one part of nature–our food–is connected to climate change. 

Using photomontage to create a surreal conversation between everyday foods and microscopic parts of themselves, Dash’s work ponders THREATS to our staple foods from: crop loss due to droughts, floods, soil loss, pests, deforestation; loss of crop nutrient value, and stresses on developing nations; the shifting ranges of many crops; the shift of seasons and implications for syncing with pollinators; and the crash of insect (bee and other) populations.


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9/28/2019 - 11/16/2019
Free and fun projects for the family. Professional instructors work with kids and families to create art you take home.
Every Saturday from September 28-November 16, 2019

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10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019

ART AiSLE: Kappy Trigg
October 1-31
As is the gallery's tradition of reinvention, for the 2019 show season we introduce the concept of the ART AiSLE.
The gallery dedicates a specific area on a monthly basis to host a new body of work that highlights female artists from the Pacific Northwest. Our featured artist for October is Kappy Trigg.  Kappy's work is abstract and is all about the process, working primarily in the "color field" style employing the art of layering.  

 


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10/17/2019
Walk-in welcome. Donors with appointments have priority. Bring photo ID. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Lions Club. 
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10/17/2019
Join Grange #966 scholarship recipient Dan Tucker as he describes the process of making ‘tree hay’ for livestock. Cattle, sheep and goats are all foragers, and appreciate variety in their diet. The ancient process of bundling clippings from certain bush and tree species benefits your livestock and landscape.
6pm Potluck precedes discussion.
 

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10/18/2019 - 10/20/2019
The Whale Museum is holding an “In-Depth” Workshop over the weekend of October 18-20, 2019. The course begins on Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday afternoon. It includes evening lectures on Friday and local day field trips on Saturday and Sunday. Classroom presentations will take place in Port Angeles. The intent is to learn about the Elwha River and explore the ancient connections between Southern Resident Orcas, Chinook salmon, and their mutual interdependence on intact ecosystems. This workshop is ideal for those wishing to continue their education as a naturalist or for those who simply have an interest in learning about these topics. 
 

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10/18/2019


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.  Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist: limited space available.


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10/19/2019
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. 
 

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10/23/2019

 Since their debut in the 1930s, comic books have been a regular part of our pop-culture landscape. While often dismissed as escapist entertainment, these pulp treasures also provide a fascinating lens through which to view our nation’s past, present and potential future.  Join Washington Humanities Speaker T. Andrew Wahl as he explores how everything from social movements to business concerns to changing demographics have shaped the reality seen in the pages of comics.

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10/24/2019
Please join us as we gather for the Quarterly Luncheon, Thursday October 24th, at noon. We will have updates from the Town Administrator, Duncan Wilson, and update from the County and a few other speakers. Find out what has been going on and what is next! Please RSVP to becki@sanjuanisland.org. Click on the link and it will take you right to rsvp email.
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10/25/2019 - 10/27/2019

The Friday Harbor Film Festival started in 2013, and will be celebrating its 7th annual documentary film festival October 25, 26, 27, 2019.
 

Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer founded this important documentary film festival, which has grown substantially each year.  It is now recognized regionally as one of the premier festivals for documentary filmmakers to participate in, thus fulfilling their vision to share compelling, relevant documentary films and to encourage viewers to be a force for positive change.
 

A very important aspect of the film festival is also to celebrate the filmmakers themselves, and their hard work and dedication to their story-telling through their film craft. Every film allows time for the filmmaker, or an expert on the subject, to have a Q & A after screening the film.  This generates an often lively and very insightful level of dialogue.  Plus, the discussions ensure both the filmmaker and the viewer a fuller, richer experience. 
 

To date over 90% of the films screened each year has a filmmaker in attendance, from as far away as Europe and Australia.   The film festival usually selects approximately 35 films for the 3-day event.  Each film is screened twice in one of the 5 venues/theatres.
 

The Opening Night Gala, Friday night, is a big dressy party with robust appetizers and beverages at SJCT.  At the gala, one of the Festival's highlighted films will be screened.
 

A Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to a deserving individual whose nomination aligns with the mission of the FHFF; as it is not just a film festival, but it has a presence in the community to shine light on stories and people who make a difference.
 

The Film Festival closes with an Awards Night on Sunday, with the audience selecting films as their favorites. The Awards Night event is free, and open to all. It will include a screening of the FHFF Audience Choice film. 
 

This 3-day event of quality film immersion promises to be both entertaining, memorable and inspiring!  


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10/26/2019
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. 
 

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10/26/2019

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


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10/27/2019

The best tastes of the San Juan Islands showcasing chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible!
 
Using fresh, quality products from San Juan County farms, local chefs will prepare delicious samples for you to enjoy. Come for a bite or make a meal of it. Locally produced soft and alcoholic beverages will make it a full gourmet adventure. Tickets start at $3.00 with proceeds benefiting San Juan County farming initiatives.  A mouthwatering event celebrating the islands’ unique cuisine at the historic Brickworks on San Juan Island, October 27th from noon to 4pm.

Vendors:
Duck Soup - Coho Restaurant - The Kitchen - Paellas San Juan - Aurora Farms - San Juan Bistro - Setsunai Noodles
Madrone Cellars and Cider - Lopez Island Vineyards - Tea Salish Sea - Girl Meets Dirt - Sunnyfield Farm - San Juan Island Tea Farm 

 
Proceeds benefit programs of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


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10/30/2019

Did you know that dragons, clowns, lions, zombies, and more live in the San Juans?  Come enjoy some un-bee-lievable bug tales presented by entomologist, Cynthia Brast of “Bugging You from Friday Harbor” and “Insects of the San Juan Islands: The Good, The Bad, and The Bugly.”

 

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11/1/2019 - 11/30/2019
As is the gallery's tradition of reinvention, for the 2019 show season we introduce the concept of the Art Aisle.
The gallery dedicates a specific area on a monthly basis to host a new body of work that highlights female artists from the Pacific Northwest. Our featured artist for November is
Teresa Smith

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11/4/2019


The Mullis Center Book Club reads Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Read the book and come participate in a discussion about the book moderated by librarian Beth Helstien. Open to the public.

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11/4/2019


The best time to start your family history research was when all your grandparents were alive. The second best time is now!  In these workshops, genealogist Robin Jacobson shares where to begin and how to find resources in libraries, local archives, and online.  Bring your laptop or mobile device for fun online research. Pre-registration and ability to attend all three workshops is required, as each session builds upon specific knowledge acquired in the session before it. This series is for those with basic computer and internet navigation skills. 

Josephine Walker and Eugene Preston Wedding, 1911

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11/4/2019
Vinny's Ristorante - come help Julie and Becki celebrate their 12 year anniversary! 
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11/4/2019

A fun evening with our treasured senior citizens talking about the old days on San Juan Island.  Co-sponsored by the San Juan Island Trails Committee and the San Juan Historical Museum.

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11/9/2019

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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11/13/2019

 In September, 2015, cosmologists announced the discovery of gravity waves emanating from a collision of two black holes; in April, 2019, others presented the first-ever image of the event horizon of a black hole. Join with David Tucker, adjunct faculty person in Science Education at Western Washington University, in celebrating the new Age of Multi-Messenger astronomy and what will likely come next.

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11/15/2019

Learn the basics of using your smartphone or tablet. 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. Bring your device and your Apple password

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11/16/2019

Join the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) at the Gray’s Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival and help make a difference for the environment!

COASST participants collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of bird mortality on North Pacific beaches. Data collected helps address important marine conservation issues and protect marine resources. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of 2 or more—please come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training.


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