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Tuesday, May 29th

Memorial Day 2007 Photos


Start of parade comes to a stop when a local dog wanders by, then stops. and does not move.
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The night before the parade, the Women’s Auxiliary, with some helpers and Legion members, got together and put on a free dinner for all of those in the community who gave a helping hand to the Legion over the past year. Ray Bigler was in charge of pasta (speaking of helping out, VALMARK, Inc. \dba:King's Market & Market Place- donated the food for the dinner), and is joined in a photo opportunity by Minnie Knych, and (back, L to R) Jim Knych, Ary Hobbel, and Rex Stickle.
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Wednesday, May 23rd

Kids’ Fest At Orcas Center Memorial Day Weekend



Orcas Center presents the 2nd annual Memorial Day Kids’ Fest, with 5 different events May 24-26. Events are enjoyable for adults as well as children of all ages, and tickets are priced very affordably ($5-10).

Opening the 2007 Kids’ Fest will be WHALE OF A SHOW, an island-wide children’s talent show, on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 pm. Produced in partnership with the Orcas Island Recreation Program, WHALE OF A SHOW includes over 20 acts featuring Jennifer Anderson, Maya Burt-Kidwell, Emy Carter, Lisa Carter, Monica Connell, Hailey Crowe, Arianna Dean, Maleah Eddings, Darren Eddings, Jessica Gudgell, Sasha Hagen, Mikaela Hansen, Stormy Hildreth, Matthew Laslo-White, Cierra Lutz, Joanne Mietzner, Pearl Mudd, Ester Myers, Addie Newcombe, Nile Reed, Morgan Sabine, Daria Stankevich, Alicia Susol and Conrad Wrobel. All tickets are $5.

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Saturday, May 19th

Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House


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(FH Lab Web Site Posting) We're very pleased to open our doors once again for FHL's Open House on Saturday, May 19. Our students and scientists will describe their research and show the diversity of critters found in local waters.

The public is invited to come aboard the Research Vessel Centennial to check out the array of oceanographic research equipment, including our Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). We'll also provide demonstrations of high power microscopes and other scientific equipment. There'll also be exhibits from the San Juan Nature Institute, San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, and WSU Beachcombers.

Dr. Eugene Kozloff will present a 40 minute talk entitled "Symbiosis: Interesting interrelationships between species." It'll be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.
The FHL Open House is a kid-friendly event and fun for the entire family.

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Friday, May 18th

Learn How To Shoot A Flare.


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The Friday Harbor Power Squadron, in conjunction with West Marine and the Friday Harbor Fire Department, will hold a pubic flare demonstration. Bring your expired flares or we will give you one, and learn the proper technique that may save your life.

When: Saturday, May 19th time: 12:30 pm
Where: Jackson's Beach

● There will also be other presentations and things to do and learn, such as:
● See Fire Boat discharge many different types of flares
● Learn the correct use of Ire extinguishers
● West Marine safety equipment and information display,
20% off flare coupons, and some give away item
● Learn about newly required WA State Boater Education Card

Sign up for FREE Vessel Safety Check (could lower your insurance)
Learn which life jackets (Type 1, II, III, IV, inflatable) are right for you and your family, and proper fitting techniques

Call Power Squadron Commander Marc Forlenza 472-1644 for more information.




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Monday, May 14th

Master Gardener’s Fundraiser A Success


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(Master Gardeners Susan Rosenberg, Marilyn Kline and Catherine J Clowers assist buyers)

The spring plant sale at the Master Gardener’s demonstration garden in Friday Harbor was, once again, a success as a steady stream of buyers carried away the tomato, basil, perennials and other plants that were offered for sale.

The annual spring sale is both a fundraising event and an opportunity for contact between the Master Gardeners and the general public, that may not be aware of the Washington State University program “that provides university training to volunteers for the purpose of enabling them to serve their communities through horticulture, gardening and pest management.”

Find out more about becoming a Master Gardener, and becoming a volunteer, by clicking Here

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Monday, May 7th

San Juan Historical Museum’s 2007 Silver Tea


San Juan Historical Museum’s 2007 Silver Tea, Saturday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m in the museum's main building. The Museum is pleased to welcome Islander’s Bank in Friday Harbor as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. The annual spring “do” is fashioned after traditional teas of the Victorian era, and is one of the Museum’s most popular family-friendly events. Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear Victorian dress.

the menu will feature a variety of tea sandwiches, scones, tarts, and cookies, as well as an array of interesting teas. This year, the Director of the San Juan Island Ragtime Institute, David Bayley, will perform live Ragtime music in the King House.

This event is free to the public, but reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. To reserve, please contact the Museum at 360.378.3949.



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6th Annual Dragon's Lacrosse Spaghetti Supper & Dessert Auction



Please come join us on Thursday, May 10th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Masonic Lodge Third Floor Dining Hall (entrance on corner of Rhone and Second). The Dragon's Lacrosse parents and players invite you to join us to raise funds to help the team with new uniforms for next season as well as travel costs. All proceeds from the dinner and dessert auction will benefit the nonprofit Dragon's Lacrosse Club. Many thanks to the Masonic Lodge and the Friday Harbor Athletic Association for their support.

The tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youths/children and will be available at the door the evening of the event. Dinner will consist of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and beverages. Bring your checkbooks for our wonderful dessert auction that takes place during supper. There will be fabulous home-baked desserts.

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SJI LEO Club 1st Annual Golf Tournament


LEO CLUB OF SAN JUAN (sponsored by the Lions Club of San Juan) is having it's first Annual Spring Golf Tournament (5-man Nine Hole Scramble) at the San Juan Golf & Country Club on Saturday afternoon May 12th. The putting contest starts at 12 noon. The Scramble shot-gun start is 2 pm.

BBQ dinner and awards will follow. Entry fee for the golf and dinner is $35.00 (golf carts are available at additional cost). Those only interested in the BBQ dinner and the putting contest the fee is $10.00.

Registration--call the Club for the Leo Tournament at 378-2254 ext. 1.

Sponsorship--The Leo Club is seeking Sponsors for this event. If you would like to be a Sponsor or donate award items please contact Leo Advisors John Bostrom at 298-1256 or John Towson at 378-3843. Jordyn Taylor is the


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Wednesday, May 2nd

SJ Democrats & SJrideshare.org Dinner May 6th


SJ Island Democrats & SJrideshare.org are joining together to ask all San Juan Islanders the question: What Moves You? (in a non-carbon way. And then to invite all to attend an evening of discovery, conversation, dinner and a film around the idea of looking at new ways to move around on the island.

The event begins at 5 pm on Sunday, May 6 at the Mullis Community Senior Center where several hybrid and electric vehicles will be on display along with information regarding their costs, mileage and maintenance expectations. Other island transportation possibilities will be shown.

Dinner will be served at 6pm followed by a discussion lead by local experts on all these transportation modes, plus information on: biofuels, ridesharing on island and off, connections to public transportation on the mainland, new bicycle designs in the offing, island trails and pathways etc.

Friday Harbor and San Juan County have just approval the sjrideshare program for a series of safe hitchhiking pullouts on the island. Rideshare also recently petitioned and won legislative approval in Olympia for a smaller increase in ferry fares followed by a freeze until new ferry funding is found. Liza Michaelson and Anne Sheridan lead the local rideshare program and will lead the discussion Sunday evening.

The film to be shown following the discussion is: Who Killed the Electric Car, an award-winning documentary on the recent demise (and destruction) of the popular EV-1 electric vehicles manufactured by General Motors.

Advance tickets for the event are $10 available at Garden Path Café and Griffin Bay Books. Tickets at the door will be $12.


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