Hope you have a good & sunny weekend planned (remember, the sun is from you, not “out there”….) – let’s take a quick look:
• There’s also the issue: What happens with an oil spill here? Look deeper….(thanks to Lovel Pratt for sending this over.)
• A friend wrote this morning & told me:
When heaven falls to earth, it becomes a garden….I think it was Emerson who said that the earth laughs in flowers.
• Today is King’s last day after a quarter century….here’s the note from Amy at the Town:
“Come celebrate King Fitch as he says ‘Goodbye To The Town’.
Please join us for an Open/House Reception to honor King for his 25 years of dedicated service to the Town of Friday Harbor. Friday, June 29th from 3:00 until 5:00 at Town Hall. Refreshments and snacks provided. See you then!
• It’s cool that the Chamber of Commerce has Rebecca Parks working with them…and she’s pretty excited about the Fourth of July. Can you give her a hand? Here’s more:
Donations Needed for 4th of July Fireworks!
Ready for the 4th? The 2012 parade is shaping up to be one of the best ever, according to Rebecca Parks, Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator.
“Now we just need to collect more donations to pay for the fireworks show,” said Parks. Every year, merchants and local proud citizens donate the $15,000 needed for the fireworks display in the harbor.
There are one or two particularly generous merchants, but they can’t do it alone.
“I’m afraid this is all on my shoulders this year,” Parks said. “I can hear it now: 2012 was the year we didn’t have a 4th of July. Does that mean we’ll go directly from the 3rd to the 5th? and it will be all my fault?” Rebecca is joking (mostly) but wants us to put out the word that (tax deductible!) DONATIONS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!
There are “Donation Firecrackers” all over the island, and larger contributions can be left at the Chamber of Commerce office at 135 Spring Street or mailed to P.O. Box 98, Friday Harbor, WA.
• Time to learn to sail, and Island Rec is ready to show you how – here’s more from Sally:
Adults and Teens Learn to Sail Class!
Sailing is an activity that people can enjoy for a lifetime and is something that is never too late to learn! Living on San Juan Island opportunities to sail abound! For those interested in learning these skills there is no better opportunity that through Island Rec’s Learn to Sail class scheduled for July 16-20, from 2-5pm.
Participants will learn to rig, tack, jibe, capsize recovery and other basic skills while sailing solo in El Toros and Lasers. The class takes place on Percich Pond and is taught by Certified U.S. Sailing Certified Instructors.
Register by June 28 and save $10 off the registration fee of $150. People can register online at www.islandrec.org, or stop by Island Rec at 580 Guard Street M-F, 1-5pm to register in person. Call Island Rec at 378-4953 for more information.
Island Rec’s Learn to Sail program is in partnership with the San Juan Sailing Foundation.