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Dec. 9 & 10: SJ Singers Holiday Concert at SJCT

San Juan Island’s community chorus celebrates Christmas and the winter season in songs and carols with two performances. San Juan Singers holiday concert - The Seven Joys of Christmas - will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 9 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 10 at San Juan Community Theatre.

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Oct. 5 & 18: Free 2-day workshop: Farmer and rancher practical marketing, biz planning and more

Farmers and ranchers. It’s time to sharpen your pencil and write that business plan to market your harvest. Washington State University San Juan County Extension and Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) will host two free day-long workshops covering key components of market and business feasibility analyses, as well as how to develop an award-winning business plan and gain access to capital.

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Islanders view eclipse - photos and video

Passengers on board the Tillikum ferry used a variety of methods to view the August 21 solar eclipse. The ferry crew had a few pairs of glasses for people to share. One woman brought a cardboard box she had rigged up as a pinhole projector. The image showed up on a piece of paper inside the box. Others projected the image onto the side of the ferry. One girl tried using a cheese grater. In town one man used a cracker with holes. 

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Coast Guard offers safety reminders as visitors gather to see the solar eclipse

NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard reminds the public of important safety measures as personnel prepare for an influx of visitors to the Oregon Coast and federal waterways leading up to and through the solar eclipse event happening, Monday, August 21, 2017.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew approaches a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Tillamook Bay during a training evolution in the Pacific Ocean near Garibaldi, Ore., Aug. 24, 2016. Aircrews and boatcrews often work together during training and rescue operations along the Oregon coastine. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read

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August 21: National Historical Park Eclipse Viewing Party at South Beach

San Juan Islanders and visitors attending the San Juan Island National Historical Park  Eclipse Viewing Party at South Beach will have the opportunity to view the August 21 solar eclipse safely, learn about solar energy, make a solar print, and much more at this unique festival. This free event takes place from 8:30 am to 12 noon Monday, August 21 at South Beach. Shuttle service to the park from San Juan Island Grange will be running every 30 minutes starting at 8 a.m. 

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Scarecrow Contest Returns to the Fair

The ever-popular Scarecrows return to the Fair this year. Do you have a scarecrow you'd like to submit? Check out the entry guidelines (size requirements, etc) on the Fair website.

To enter bring your scarecrow to the Fair Office between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 (Entry Day). Your scarecrow will be assigned a place on grounds.

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