Topic: Education

Print and Photo Workshops This Month at Alchemy Art Center

Written on July 16, 2019 at 8:08 am, by

Alchemy Art Center is continuing it’s visiting artist series with two incredible weekend workshops this month. Watercolor Monotypes: Landscapes is being offered Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 at Alchemy. This class will explore a printmaking technique that is perfect for painters, or for anyone interested in a versatile and fluid form of expression. Nikki Barber  Continue Reading

Fading Sound

Written on July 15, 2019 at 7:54 am, by

On July 15th at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street, we will be showing a documentary film called “Fading Sound” that was produced by Friday Harbor High School students Blake Budwill and Luke Erikson. This film focuses on the threats facing Southern Resident killer whales. Blake Budwill will be  Continue Reading

Got a Whale of a Question?

Written on July 12, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Stop by and chat with one of the Volunteer Naturalists at the Westside Preserve middle pullover south of Lime Kiln, and at Lime Kiln Whale Watch Wall this weekend. Happy to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea!! 11am-2pm Saturday 7-13-19 Westside Preserve 2pm-5pm Sunday 7-14-19 Lime Kiln depends  Continue Reading

DEEP DIVE: The Documentaries

Written on July 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

“Deep Dive: the documentaries” will be held on July 13 at the San Juan Island Community Theater at 100 2nd Street North in Friday Harbor, WA from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. (A satellite event of “Deep Dive: the exhibit” at San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor, WA. The exhibit runs from  Continue Reading

Tide Bites

Written on July 2, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Traditions and Transitions Friday Harbor Laboratories Director Billie J. Swalla’s connection with FHL has spanned several decades. She moved to the University of Washington in 1999 as an Assistant Professor for the opportunity to work and teach at FHL. In 2012 she was Acting Director, then became Interim Director and was appointed FHL Director in  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Thank You United Way of San Juan County Friday Harbor Elementary School would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to United Way of San Juan County for supporting our after school Reading Enrichment program. Thanks to their support, we provided additional reading instruction to eighteen students in second and third grades this past spring.  Continue Reading

DEEP DIVE: the documentaries

Written on June 28, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

One-Time Only- Voices of Our Salish Sea Don’t miss the opportunity to experience legendary speakers on our ocean life in one room on one day. Be the first to preview new films by marine experts on orcas, salmon and the Salish Sea sponsored by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). On Saturday, July  Continue Reading

SJICF Awards $177k in Scholarships, Academic Awards

Written on June 27, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Another end of the school year signals a new scholarship awards season at the San Juan Island Community Foundation! Over the last few months, SJICF has awarded $177,000 in college scholarships and awards to 39 local students for the 2019-2020 school year. 9 graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and 3 from Spring Street International School were  Continue Reading

Your Voice, Your Choice

Written on June 26, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Advance Care Planning Workshop Free and open to the community Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Mullis Senior Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor. Conversations can make all the difference. Be an informed voice for yourself, your family and your patients. Join us for an interactive discussion that will guide you through  Continue Reading

Pilot Program Helps San Juan Island Families Grow Their Own Food

Written on June 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

11 adults and 14 children enjoyed weekly visits to the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden and Joyce Sobel Family Resource Center in Friday Harbor to learn how to grow their own food. Over the four-week pilot program, participants learned how to select a site with sun, consider their soil types and what their family likes to  Continue Reading

Travel Photography with Ray Pfortner

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) welcomes Vashon Island photographer Ray Pfortner for a new Travel Photography Workshop: Photography out on the Road with Ray Pfortner Sunday June 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at SJIMA – 540 Spring Street Cost is $85 (SJIMA Members – $75) Class size is limited and registration  Continue Reading

Volunteer Naturalists at Westside Preserve

Written on June 22, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Got a whale of a question? Stop by and chat with one of the Volunteer Naturalists at the Westside Preserve this weekend. Many thanks to this collaboration with local and regional education and research groups to be providing educational opportunities and helping care for the Westside Preserve! 11am-5pm Saturday 6-22-19 depends on weather – (rain  Continue Reading

SVC 2019 Graduates

Written on June 21, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce six local graduates have received specific college degrees and certificates at the June 19th commencement held at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor.  The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College commencement is always a meaningful and fun community event.  Celebrating and supporting these  Continue Reading

Island Rec Summer Sailing Courses

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Sailing is an activity that can be pursued and enjoyed for a lifetime! Courses are offered cooperatively between San Juan Sailing Foundation and Island Rec. Join expert instructors on the waters of Percich Pond or Jackson’s Beach. Island Rec has classes for kids and adults available with skills ranging from introductory to advanced. Set  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on June 17, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Just a reminder that the next Art for Fun art pARTy at SJIMA is this Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Our painting is the “Garden Gate”, with wisteria and a humming bird! The cost is $35. To register and for more info, go to http://www.sjima.org.

Letter To The Editor

Written on June 14, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In light of Diane Ball’s retirement as principal from Friday Harbor Elementary, the Family Umbrella Group wanted to extend a thank you for her contributions to the Family Umbrella Group and this community. Diane was integral in extending our scholarship program to all qualified preschools on this island. Currently we offer scholarships to Children’s House  Continue Reading

SVC Commencement 2019

Written on June 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Skagit Valley College is preparing for the College’s 92nd Annual Commencement ceremonies. Family and friends are invited to attend; tickets are not required. The dates, times, and locations are as follows: San Juan Center Wednesday, June 19; 1:30pm The Brickworks in Friday Harbor Mount Vernon Campus Thursday, June 20 Dave DuVall Pavilion (gym); 6:30pm For  Continue Reading

Island Rec Summer Swim Lessons

Written on June 8, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

As beach days approach, have confidence in your little ones in water this summer by signing up for Island Rec swim lessons! Our instructors promote swim skills and water safety in a fun, positive environment. Lessons located at SJI Fitness. Call the Island Rec office at (360) 378-4953 or visit our website for more information.

Aerospace Design Team Presentation

Written on June 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

On Monday, June 10 from 5-6:00pm the Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team will hold a community presentation where they will explain the program and proposal work that earned them a spot at the world finals for the International Space Settlement Design Competition. The students will share their future aspirations for themselves and the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A Collage Workshop With Artist Thrinley DiMarco

Written on May 31, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Artist Thrinley DiMarco is offering a collage workshop at the Mullis Center on June 15 and 16. Says Thrinley, “The mystery and magic of creativity is simply seeing what everyone sees but thinking what no one else has thought. Out  Continue Reading

Westside Naturalists this Weekend

Written on May 31, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Just heard from Caroline Armon with the San Juan Island Naturalist Program. She wants to let you know that naturalists will be at the Land Bank’s Westside Preserve, south of Lime Kiln State Park, to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea. Friday, May 31 from 2pm-5pm Saturday, June  Continue Reading

Inslee Meets with FHHS Students

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Jill Urbach shares this quick report from Tuesday… While in town the other day to discuss broadband issues and progress, Governor Inslee took time to congratulate the FHHS students who won the national International Space Settlement Design Competition and will be traveling to the Kennedy Space Center in July to compete in the World Finals.  Continue Reading