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Feb. 17-March 4: Dead Man's Cell Phone at SJCT

San Juan Community Theatre's winter play, onstage from February 17-March 4, features a wildly imaginative contemporary comedy-drama. Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone opens in a quiet café, with an incessantly ringing cell phone, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. As the play unfolds, we witness the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world.

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March 6: Knowledge Bowl at SJCT - rescheduled from February

 

The 23rd annual Knowledge Bowl will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 at San Juan Community Theatre. It was rescheduled after a snow storm in February. Our fabulous Friday Harbor Jazz Band will begin performing at 6:30 p.m. and the FH High School PTA will be offering baked treats in the lobby before and during the event.

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May 20: Annual Open House at UW Friday Harbor Lab

Saturday, May 20, 2017, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its annual Open House. This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Families are particularly encouraged to attend.

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May 20: Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race

Island Rec's second annual Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, May 20, 2017 on Park Street (from Marguerite Place to Price Street) in Friday Harbor. Make or borrow a car and compete in this non-motorized ‘gravity’ race. Get car building support at the Children’s Festival. Pick up race packets at the Island Rec office or download Race Packet, which includes car design regulations and race info. This event is open to ages 5 and up.

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April 23: Mother/Son Scavenger Hunt

Join Island Rec for its Second Annual Mother Son Scavenger from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Friday Harbor Elementary School practice field. Create teams of no more than three moms and enjoy a fun day of Hunting Friday Harbor for the hidden treasure. Teams must have a phone or camera, to take pictures at each clue location.

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April 22: Great Islands Clean-up

The annual Great Islands Clean-Up for Earth Day takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 22, 2017 on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands. You can join a group that has already been formed, or you can organize a group of your own. Connect with your business, school, non-profit, service or neighborhood groups, family and friends and volunteer to help.

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Feb. 27: Technology Classes with Rock Island: Computer Basics

Technology Classes with Rock Island: Computer Basics takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at San Juan Island Library. In this freeseminar we will briefly look at the history of the personal computer, and where we are now. The purpose of the course is to provide a clear, foundational place from which to confidently start.

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Chauncey Cox wins 8.8K Loop Run; Anna Derevensky first female across finish line

Youth ruled at the 39th Annual 8.8K Island Loop Run. Fourteen-year-old Chauncey Cox finished first in Island Rec's 2016 8.8K Loop Run with a time of 35:16. Max Haenel was a close second with 36:19. In third place was Andrew Moffatt at 38:13. Anna Derevensky, 17, with a time of 41:18,  was the first woman across the finish line.  Alyssa Liguori was second with 42:02 and Gaylene Donner was the third female to finish with a time of 43:21. The top three finishers in each age group are listed below. 

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