Topic: Education

BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Written on March 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm, by

Grif­fin Bay Book­store is proud to announce that San Juan Island author, Thor Han­son, author of The Tri­umph of Seeds and Feath­ers, has won his third Pacif­ic North­west Book­sellers Asso­ci­a­tion award, receiv­ing the 2019 PNBA award for BUZZ: The Nature and Neces­si­ty of Bees.  Please join us at the San Juan Island Library when Grif­fin Bay  Con­tin­ue Reading

$1,000 + Youth Leadership Camp for Sophomores and Juniors: Apps Due April 12

Written on March 21, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

OPALCO’s Nour­dine Jensen Coop­er­a­tive Youth Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is accept­ing appli­ca­tions from high school sopho­mores and juniors of OPALCO mem­ber house­holds. Up to five schol­ars will receive a $1,000 schol­ar­ship from OPALCO and the fam­i­ly of Nour­dine Jensen, as well as an all-expen­s­es paid trip to the Youth Ral­ly, a co-op lead­er­ship camp at the Col­lege  Con­tin­ue Reading

Construction Welding Training

Written on March 21, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

EDC and SVC to offer Free Train­ing in Con­struc­tion Weld­ing this Spring The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) is part­ner­ing with Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege to offer free train­ing in Con­struc­tion Weld­ing basics at SVC’s Mount Ver­non cam­pus this May.  This lat­est class in the EDC’s Trades Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive is spon­sored by the Wash­ing­ton State  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: New Class Offers Support For Unpaid Caregivers

Written on March 16, 2019 at 5:57 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… If you are car­ing for a loved one, an aging par­ent, a spouse or child with spe­cial needs, a neigh­bor or a friend and if you are not a paid care provider, the Mullis Cen­ter is offer­ing a free, six-week  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJIMA Family Art Days

Written on March 16, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

There is Always Some­thing New Greet­ing Spring is the new pro­gram of Fam­i­ly Art Days (FAD) at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA). The infor­mal class­es start on Sat­ur­day, April 6th at 540 Spring Street in Fri­day Har­bor. The class­es are held in the cozy upstairs work­shop area from 1:00 t0 5:00 on most  Con­tin­ue Reading

Congratulations Mark and Christy!

Written on March 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege announces aca­d­e­m­ic Hon­or Roll for Fall Quar­ter 2018 In sup­port of stu­dent suc­cess, Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege is pleased to announce that the fol­low­ing stu­dents were placed on the Aca­d­e­m­ic Hon­or Roll for Fall Quar­ter, 2018. Mark Green and Christy McLa­glen of Fri­day Har­bor. To qual­i­fy, stu­dents must main­tain a 3.75 or high­er grade point  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rain Shadow Gardening

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Gar­den Club invites you to cel­e­brate spring with Cis­coe Mor­ris — Great Plants for Rain Shad­ow Gar­den­ing. Wednes­day, April 3rd, at 7:00 pm at Brick­works. Tick­ets are $15.00 and will be avail­able March 18th at Browne’s Gar­den Cen­ter, Ace Hard­ware, Grif­fin Bay Books and Roche Har­bor Store. (pro­ceeds fund gar­den club spe­cial projects  Con­tin­ue Reading

Poetry: A Love Story with the World

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

“The fate of poet­ry is to fall in love with the world” ~Poet and play­wright, Derek Wal­cott Some call poet­ry the caviar of lit­er­a­ture. Oth­ers call it nitro­glyc­erin: intense, pow­er­ful, explo­sive. This spring, join poet Jill McCabe John­son and fall in love with the world of poet­ry. Jill will guide the class in an explo­ration of  Con­tin­ue Reading