Topic: Education

Marketing 101

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

EDC and Visitors’ Bureau present workshop entitled Marketing 101 Marketing is changing at lightning speed due to rapid changes in platforms on the internet and social media.  Business entrepreneurs can learn how to stay ahead of the changes by participating in a FREE workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in  Continue Reading

Application Deadline Extended

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Application Deadline Extended for Free Construction Basics Training at FH High School The application deadline has been extended for the Construction Basics course offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC).  The training will be a free program intended to benefit both participating students and local construction companies in need of more employees.  Continue Reading

Holiday Wreath Sale

Written on October 17, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The Class of 2019 Kicks off Grad Night Fundraising The Friday Harbor High School Senior Class of 2019/PTSA is now taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath sale. Get your beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24” Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice for only $25! These  Continue Reading

Magical Ornamentals – Salvias, Roses and the Drama of Leaves

Written on October 16, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

  A panel of San Juan Island Master Gardener volunteers will share their ornamental obsessions and inspire you to join them in their love of salvias, roses, and plants with beautiful leaves at the Annual Gardening Workshop, this Saturday, October 20th. Ornamental garden plants aren’t ‘idle lovelies’ – they create pollinator habitats and bird joy,  Continue Reading

Seeing Green: 4 Changes We Can Make for a More Environmentally-Friendly Home

Written on October 12, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

The following is a guest post from Neil Stawski with Climate Wise… There are nearly 7 billion humans on the planet, with more being born every day. And each person comes with their own ecological footprint. When you add up the ecological footprints of 7 billion people, you begin to understand the enormous environmental effect  Continue Reading

Soil need some help? Landscape a little bare?

Written on October 11, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

  The San Juan County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Craig Cogger, WSU Soil Scientist Emeritus, and Everett Chu, Owner of Azusa Farm and Gardens LLC, Certified Professional Horticulturist and Landscape Designer, to the Annual Gardening Workshop. Dr. Cogger will discuss “Assessing and Amending Your Garden Soil,” with guidelines for testing, fertilization and organic  Continue Reading

Make and Take Class

Written on October 11, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club presents a Spring Blooming Layered Bulb Planter class (a.k.a: Lasagne Containers II) Spring containers can be the most rewarding plantings because they are a way to start gardening early. During this class you will create a glorious spring blooming layered bulb planter. The planter will provide flowering bulbs from  Continue Reading

New John Geyman Book

Written on October 11, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

John Geyman announces the publication of his new book: TrumpCare: Lies, Broken Promises, How It Is Failing, and What Should Be Done. He states: “Chaos now reigns in our increasingly fragmented, dysfunctional, and unfair health care system.This book intends to make sense out of the chaos with four goals: 1) to describe what TrumpCare is,  Continue Reading

Apply now to become a WSU Master Gardener!

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Love to problem solve? Interested in gardening? Looking for a fun way to get involved? Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees receive over 60 hours of training, both in the classroom and online. The training is taught by local and regional experts and  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free Construction Basics training at Friday Harbor High School

Written on October 9, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in construction basics this fall, supported by the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Ravenhill Construction, Green Man Landscape & Design, and Ace Hardware. The course, which will be taught at Friday Harbor High School by Ravenhill carpenter Mike Melville, is intended to benefit  Continue Reading

Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild Offers Special Class Oct 13 -14

Written on October 6, 2018 at 6:14 am, by

Krista Moser specializes in big bold modern quilt patterns (and Y corners!). She is a dynamic instructor and will teach two patterns during the same class. Krista will help us construct either of the two quilts, Hollow Star or Argyle Lad at the class – choose which one you would like to make up during the  Continue Reading

Food For Thought Serves Local Harvest Menu

Written on October 3, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

The First Community Dinner of the 2018-19 School Year will be served up next week. Here is what you have to look forward to… We have a new team of Chef.0 student interns that are excited to help at their first Community Dinner, and a new team of student bakers ready to make a delicious  Continue Reading

Local Students Attend International Space Settlement Design Competition in Florida

Written on September 29, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

Thanks to Jill Urbach for this video… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Friday Harbor students who attended were Lucy Urbach, Joely Loucks, Arlo Harold, Max Mattox, Evan Foley, and Brandon Payne. The teacher in charge was Daniel Garner. 

San Juan County WSU Extension Offering Two Fall Workshops

Written on September 26, 2018 at 6:23 am, by

Cover Cropping Workshop Get ahead of spring weeds now with a fall cover crop! Attend a free WSU San Juan County Extension workshop on how to use cover cropping to control weeds and build soil this winter.  Chris Benedict, WSU Extension will present a hands on workshop at Morningstar Farm. Topics will include pros and  Continue Reading

Children’s Yoga Calm

Written on September 26, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Give your child the gift of nurturing relaxation through Yoga Calm. Youth will learn to deepen and focus their breath to manage emotions, practice a variety of yoga postures, and develop healthy relationship skills during both partner and group yoga activities focusing on social/emotional skills development. Older youth will be given leadership roles. Wear comfortable  Continue Reading

Almost Everything You Want to Know About Septic Systems

Written on September 24, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson tells us… Almost Everything You Want to Know About Septic Systems As a Real Estate Agent, we are constantly learning and then sharing our knowledge with our clients.  We must even expand our knowledge into some related industries that are not comfortable to discuss with a client, such as septic systems and  Continue Reading

Hawaiian Hula Class

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Hula is a way of life in Hawaii – a celebration, a moving meditation, an expression of gratitude for the Earth, its living residents and Spirit ancestors. Join Alice Hibberd to experience hula as a dance of gratitude, learning how basic hand and body movements express a tale of the Earth, Sea and Spirit. Classes  Continue Reading

Marimba Classes

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

There’s a new introductory class for beginning marimba students coming up.  This will be a short 4 week session beginning September 19 and going through October 9.  The classes will be held Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 at Island Marimba Studio. This is a fun opportunity for people to join in and see what playing marimbas is  Continue Reading

Pub Talk in Bothell on Island Marble Butterfly

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Amy Lambert, lecturer at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell, will be giving a Pub Night Talk: “Encountering Rarity: Restoring the Endangered Island Marble Butterfly”. Once thought to be extinct, the Island Marble butterfly is making a comeback in the San Juan Islands. Lambert, a conservation biologist, explains why saving the  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Kayak Essential Skills Clinic

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

This clinic is about taking the skills learned from our Essential Skills I Kayak Clinic and putting them into practice in open water. We’ll learn strategies for launching from a beach or dock, how to handle various tidal conditions, practice compass use and navigation, paddling techniques, group kayaking, how to tow and raft, and on-water  Continue Reading

Island Senior: New Classes Starting This Fall at the Mullis Center

Written on September 2, 2018 at 10:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… Three new classes are being offered at the Mullis Center this fall: Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance with Stephanie Prima starting Oct 4, Life Coaching with Sharon Hooper starting Oct 11, and Chair Yoga with Katerina Wen starting Oct 2.  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Offers Back-to-School Backpack Safety Tips

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

It’s the time of year when kids gear up for the start of school, filling their backpacks with new textbooks and school supplies. But they may be carrying more than just educational materials with them. Backpacks can be the source of neck, shoulder and back strain. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in  Continue Reading