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Feb. 23-25: Classic Film Series with Therese Finn: Love and Laughter

Classic Film Series with Therese Finn: Love and Laughter takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  February 23-25 at San Juan Island Library, This event is free.  You’ll love--and laugh--through these three comedies by Billy Wilder and Charles Bracket "the happiest couple in Hollywood":

Ninotchka (1939--Greta Garbo ["Garbo laughs!"] and Melvyn Douglas);

Midnight (1939--Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, and John Barrymore); and

The Major and the Minor (1942--Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland). Served with a loving smile by our very own comic diva, Therese! Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

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Jan. 29: Free screening of "Dolores" followed by Q&A with Dolores Huerta

The Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, in collaboration with the Friday Harbor Film Festival, San Juan Island School District, and the San Juan Community Theatre present the screening of “Dolores”, the autobiographical documentary of Dolores Huerta, on January 29, 2018 at 7 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre. The film is directed by Peter Bratt and produced by Carlos Santana. This is a FREE community event, with limited seating available on a first come first served basis.

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Jan. 16: Chasing Coral

Friday Harbor Film Festival has selected the top rated films of the 2017 Film Festival to screen at the San Juan Island Grange during 2018. Screening take place at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Admission is by donation. Film Society Members are free.

Tuesday, January 16  - Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral, the second film to be screened  is also nominated for Best Documentary in the 2018 Academy Awards, the multiple award winning, beautifully filmed: Chasing Coral (directed by Jeff Orlowski), Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Filmed over three years, with 650+ hours underwater, this film includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world. WON Best Feature Documentary, Call to Action and Peoples Choice Awards at Boulder International Film Festival, Won Audience Award and Nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.

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Jan. 18-21 : Noises Off at SJCT

Friday Harbor High School Drama Group presents "Noises Off" - written by Michael Frayn, directed by Jenni Merritt - from January 18-21, 2018 at San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor. Noises Off, the play about putting on a play, features a two-story set, lots of doors to go in and out of , and a fast-paced script.

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Jan. 19: Local Author Book Signing and Wine & Cheese Social

Local Author Book Signing and Wine & Cheese Social from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 19 at the Mullis Senior & Community Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor.Tired of the short days and dreary weather? Why not purchase a good book - or two - to pass the time with? Join us at the Mullis Senior Community Center to meet some talented local authors and learn about their works. Signed copies of their books will be available for purchase.

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Feb. 9: Island Rec's Father Daughter Dance

Island Rec's annual Father Daughter dance takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Mullis Center in Friday Harbor. This is a favorite occasion for girls to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other special adult role models.

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Want to design the 2018 county Fair poster?

The 2018 Fair - August 15-18 - is already starting to take shape. This year, the Fair theme is “Rockin’ the Salish Sea”. Get ready to see décor and themed exhibit entries reflecting elements of our local waters as well as some “rockin’” tunes and entertainment.

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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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