Topic: Education

Deobrat Mishra In Concert

Written on September 28, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fundraising Music Tour The DAYA Foundation and Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music present the venerable Deobrat Mishra for an evening of sacred music and sangha. Deobrat Mishra is a world touring Indian Classical sitarist in the traditional style of Benares Gharana. He is also the director of the non-profit organization Academy of Indian Classical  Continue Reading

Energy and Society

Written on September 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm, by

Take a community education course “Energy and Society” at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center. Fall weather is upon us and an excellent time take a class. Join our “Energy and Society” course, starting this week, and learn and discuss the scientific basis for our conventional and renewable/sustainable energy sources. We will cover the political, socio-economic, philosophical  Continue Reading

Harlots, Widows, and Barren Women

Written on September 20, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Four-Week Class on Anonymous Women in the Bible A four-week class on “Harlots, Widows, and Barren Women” explores some of the nameless women whom biblical history has forgotten. Led by Dr. Rebecca Moore, the course will look at the ways in which narratives about these unnamed women contribute to the theologies that appear in the  Continue Reading

Take a class at the San Juan Center!

Written on September 14, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Fall weather is here . . . A perfect time to take a personal enrichment class at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College. Most classes begin the week of Sept. 19th, so sign up now. Call 378-3220 for more infomation. Energy and Society Join Dr. Michael Balise for an exploration of the scientific  Continue Reading

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New Faculty Members at San Juan Center

Written on September 11, 2016 at 9:40 am, by

Fall Quarter at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College begins Monday, September 19th. The San Juan Center is pleased to welcome new faculty member, Jill McCabe Johnson. Jill will be teaching English Composition and writing courses. She is the author of two poetry collections, Diary of the One Swelling Sea, winner of a  Continue Reading

Secrets of Gardening

Written on September 10, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

All gardeners are invited to this year’s 2016 Annual Gardening Workshop: Secrets of Gardening, presented by the San Juan County Master Gardeners at Friday Harbor Middle School on Saturday, October 1st, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be author and biologist Thor Hanson (thorhanson.net), speaking about seeds, based on his  Continue Reading

Business Planning & Financing Workshop

Written on September 10, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

EDC offers FREE workshop on business planning and financing The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on San Juan Island, on Monday, September 19th from 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by Tony  Continue Reading

Eco-Friendly Remodeling Tips

Written on September 9, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Let’s see what’s in the mailbag today… Here’s a good one: a San Juan Update reader from California, Paul Denikin, shares this set of tips on Ecologically Friendly remodeling tips for your home. Check them out below and be sure to visit his website… The Best Eco-Friendly Remodeling Tips Going green is an important part of  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Star Party

Written on September 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by

Join the National Park Service and Island Rec to honor the 50th Anniversary of San Juan Island National Historical Park. 7:00pm Bat Talk ‘n Walk 8:00pm Cake 8:30pm Owl Prowl ‘n Star Walk. Large telescopes will be available for viewing. Rochelle Kelly, (a PhD candidate at the University of Washington studying our local bats), will  Continue Reading

Leave No Trace

Written on September 7, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will visit September 8-10 The traveling trainers are back and they’re bringing Big Foot along to share their message of sustainable minimum impact practices to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Click here for more information about Leave No Trace and be sure to check out the flyer at right to see what’s  Continue Reading

TEDxSanJuanIsland

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

TEDxSanJuanIsland returns on Saturday, September 17th for a second installment of inspiration, collaboration, and ideas worth spreading. This year’s theme – ‘Quality of Life’ – focuses on ideas that have made a lasting contribution to the betterment of society.  Speakers at the forefront of fields such as science, health, technology, art and education will present ideas  Continue Reading

The FHES PTO raises $6200 in Pie Booth at County Fair!

Written on September 1, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Over 60 volunteers served up approximately 1,200 slices of donated pies for the first fundraiser of the newly established FHES PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). A very big THANK YOU from the FHES PTO Board and Pie Booth Committee! “We are so grateful to the community and the outpouring of support, from pie bakers and servers,  Continue Reading

“Antarctic Ice & Climate” Public Lecture

Written on August 31, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Join the UW Program on Climate Change and Friday Harbor Laboratories for this two-part public lecture followed by refreshments and conversation featuring Stephen Warren and Kyle Armour on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Friday Harbor Labs Dining Hall. Climate of the Antarctic Ice Sheet presented by Stephen Warren, UW Most  Continue Reading

Mount Grant Geological Interpretive Walk

Written on August 30, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

Explore the geology of Mount Grant Preserve! Local geologist, Julia Turney, will lead an interpretive walk up the Mount Grant access road, stopping to look at rock exposures and geologic features. Over the course of the walk, Julia will unearth the general geology of the San Juan Islands, the geologic history of Mount Grant Preserve,  Continue Reading

Flash Mob

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed the flash mob at this year’s fair, don’t despair. Debbi Fincher has you covered with this note and video of the event. Here she is with more on that… I thought I’d share with you the little video from this year’s Flash Mob at the Fair – DANCE 4 HEALTH by  Continue Reading

Spill: A Book Launch and Author Reading

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Present SPILL by Dave Anderson In Spill, author Dave Anderson imagines what might happen if a container ship grounds off Stuart Island, and a spill of bunker fuel rapidly spreads in the Salish Sea. If you’ve ever worried about such a disaster, then join Dave Anderson for a  Continue Reading

Workshops on Board Practices

Written on August 22, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

EDC and the San Juan Island Community Foundation partner with Washington Nonprofits and the Washington Secretary of State to offer workshops on board practices The San Juan County Economic Development Council EDC and the San Juan Island Community Foundation have partnered with Washington Nonprofits and the Washington Secretary of State to offer workshops on excellent  Continue Reading

Letter From Animal Protection Society

Written on August 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

Dear Editor, Last week during our county fair the temperature here on the island rose to well over 80 degrees several days in a row. Sadly, those of us working at the Animal Protection Society booth were notified on four separate occasions that people had parked their cars in the lots across the street from  Continue Reading

Bees in the Backyard

Written on August 20, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Minnie Knych has another heads-up for you… It is going to be a sweet day at the fair on Saturday! In the Food Preservation Booth we have two very special guest speakers.  At 1:30 PM Dr. Burke Gossom will talk about Backyard Bee Keeping.  All sorts of fruit and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees, such  Continue Reading

NPS Founder’s Day Event

Written on August 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm, by

Coast Salish Dedications during National Park Service Founder’s Day Event San Juan Island National Historical Park will host Washington Coast Salish Tribes and First Nations Thursday, August 25, 2016 during the National Park Service Founder’s Day celebration. Members of Lummi and Saanich nations will dedicate two canoes, two Salmon Story Boards and a Reef Net Captain Totem Pole to  Continue Reading

Food Web Picnic

Written on August 19, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juans is excited to hold a family-friendly Food Web Picnic on Tuesday, August 30, at Jackson’s Beach on San Juan Island from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. At the event, children will explore the animal habitats at and around Jackson Beach and will earn their Coastal Food Web Investigator badge. Participants can  Continue Reading

Orca Friendly Products at Ace!

Written on August 18, 2016 at 11:46 am, by

Pacific Whale Watch Association and Ace Hardware stores in Anacortes and Friday Harbor, WA Launch “Orca Friendly Products” Ace is the place for… saving orcas! In a unique partnership, Ace Hardware is partnering with the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) in helping its customers find “Orca Friendly” products in its stores. The pilot project will  Continue Reading