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Posted November 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm by

San Juan Island Community Home Trust

San Juan Community Home Trust

Wednes­day evening the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust is hold­ing it’s 12 annu­al mem­ber­ship meet­ing and dessert night with spe­cial guest Lisa Byers. Lisa is the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of OPAL on Orcas Island and a nation­al leader in the CLT (Com­mu­ni­ty Land Trust) move­ment. She will speak about CLTs, a grow­ing nation­al and inter­na­tion­al move­ment of home & land ownership.

Every­one is invit­ed! Come learn, enjoy desserts, elect Board Mem­bers, cel­e­brate our suc­cess­es, and win a door prize. Wednes­day, Novem­ber 14, at 6:00 p.m. Click here for a PDF with more info.


Climate change on Saturn?

Can evi­dence of cli­mate change on Sat­urn give us insights into changes on earth? Pro­fes­sor Mark Smith believes it can.  Dean of Sci­ence at Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, Mark Smith will present an ear­ly Arthur White­ley Win­ter Lec­ture at 7 p.m. on Fri­day, Novem­ber 16, in The Com­mons at UW Fri­day Har­bor Labs.  The lec­ture series is offered by San Juan Nature Insti­tute in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Fri­day Har­bor Labs and all lec­tures are free and open to the pub­lic. Dona­tions are grate­ful­ly accepted,
Pro­fes­sor Smith was Pro­fes­sor of Plan­e­tary Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zona before tak­ing up his new appoint­ment. His ear­ly work focused on the mech­a­nisms where­by mol­e­cules are formed in the extreme reach­es of the galaxy. With the advent of the NASA Cassi­ni mis­sion to Sat­urn, he and his research team devel­oped tech­niques to study the chem­istry of car­bon which is inte­gral to life.
One out­come of the stud­ies was the real­iza­tion that non-human induced cli­mate change can take place over very short time in cer­tain atmos­pheres. We look for­ward to an inter­est­ing talk and stim­u­lat­ing discussion.


The San Juan Island Farm­ers Mar­ket is com­ing inside for the win­ter.  Join your favorite ven­dors for fine hol­i­day foods and gifts at the High School Com­mons on Novem­ber 17, Decem­ber 1, and Decem­ber 15, 10am — 1pm


3rd Sat­ur­day Con­tra Dance, SJI Grange Hall, Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 17, 7–9p.m. Jay Finkel­stein (from Seat­tle) call­ing with Hands Four (from SJI): Jim & Katy Noll­man on man­dolin and piano, Val White & Mal­colm Sut­tles on fid­dle and gui­tar, and spe­cial guest Sal­ly White on fid­dle. All wel­come. No part­ners or expe­ri­ence need­ed. All dances taught. $10/person dona­tion. Info. 378‑3836.

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