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June 24: Anti-sex trafficking film, “Chosen”

chosenThe international anti-sex trafficking organization Shared Hope International will host a screening of Chosen at 7 p.m. June 24, 2015 at San Juan Community Theatre. The 20-minute documentary tells the true story of two All-American girls tricked into trafficking. Brianna and Lacy explain how pimps targeted them in their seemingly secure Southwest Washington small-town neighborhoods and how they were rescued.
A survivor of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) will share her story and a panel discussion will follow the 20-minute documentary.
This event is open to the public and free of charge. Support for this program is provided by San Juan Community Theatre and Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. June 25 at a location still to be determined.

ABOUT SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL: Shared Hope International was established in 1998 by former U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith, to prevent, rescue and restore, and bring justice to women and children in crisis. They provide leadership in awareness, training, prevention strategies, restorative care, research, and policy initiatives.

For more information about Shared Hope International, go to www.sharedhope.org, or contact Taryn Offenbacher at (602) 818-3955, mailto:taryn@sharedhope.org.

June 26: Friday Harbor Art Market

The Friday Art Market takes place every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Brickworks on Nichols Street in Friday Harbor through September 4, 2015.
The variety of work includes jewelry, pottery, photography, baskets, clothing, woodwork, glass, paintings, soaps, art cards, screen printing, lotions and more. The music lineup this season will include Teddy Deane, Oliver Strasser, Kuba Tana Marimba, Stone Soup Marimba, Tony Florino and David Bayley. The Creation Station, an interactive art station kids to adults, is back this year. Everyone one who drops in to the station will walk away with their own artistic creation. Claire Wright, Cosecha Textiles, will be running the creative station this year and has a full line up for the summer.

For more information please contact Becki Day, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, becki@sanjuanisland.org or 360-378-5240.

June 26 & 27: Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival
The inaugural season of the Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival takes place June 26 and 27, 2015.
Festival artists, distinguished musicians from the Pacific Northwest, include:
* Sharon Stanis, Violin, from the Lafayette Quartet and University of Victoria
* Patricia Kostek, Clarinet, University of Victoria and Chamber Music San Juans
* Dr. Charles Enlow, Piano, Shoreline College, Seattle
* Eileen Swanson, Viola, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
* Cecilia Archuleta, Violin, Northwest Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra
* Sasha von Dassow, Cello, of The Florida Orchestra, Tampa, Florida.

Artistic Director and Cellist Sasha von Dassow says program highlights include performances of Haydn’s “Gypsy” piano trio, Faure’s magnificent piano quartet in c, Op. 15, Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet, Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, and Robert Schumann’s boisterous Piano Quintet Op. 44.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 26 and 27 at the San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor. Tickets – $22/adults and $11/students – are available online at www.sjctheatre.org/.

The FHCMF is produced in partnership with the San Juan Community Theatre and King’s Market, and is underwritten by the Town of Friday Harbor, with sponsorship from the new Friday Harbor Grand B&B.

June 27 & 28: Bits & Spurs Western Horse Show and Clinic

Bits & Spurs Western Horse Show and Clinic takes place June 27 and 28 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The clinic is from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, June 27. The Western Show follows the clinic at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 28. This event is open to 4H members and other riders.

The clinic , run by George and Mitzi Frick, costs $25 per person with a horse limit of 20. Downloadable forms and more information is available on the http://www.sjcfair.org/events/2015/western-horse-show

George is a WAHSET judge with 10 years of experience, and is the 2015 State Games Chair. He is a Washington State Horsemen and Pattern Speed Horse Association carded Judge with over 10 years’ experience. He is a 4-H judge and has been the Washington State Fair judge for several years. He is belongs to numerous barrel racing association and served as the BRN4D Rules advisor for 10 years.

Mitzi has been 4-H leader for 15 years. She is a Washington State Horseman and Pattern Speed Horse Association carded judge with over 10 years’ experience. She has judged 4-H Western Games and Showmanship classes for over 20 years. She competed at the Semi-Pro Level of Barrel Racing for over 15 years.

Together they produce and run the Pacific Barrel Horse Association in Rochester, Washington. They have competed and worked championship events throughout the Western United States.

A Western Games Show will follow the clinic starting at 12:30 pm on Saturday and at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Questions, please call Ginny 317-5820 or Virginia015@centurytel.net.

June 27: Wags to Riches

AnimalThe Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is pulling out all the stops on this year’s WAGS event by hosting ‘A Night in Monte Carlo’ at 5 p.m. June 27, 2015. Casino gaming by Casino Event – Seattle, silent and live auctions, great food and spirits, wine pull, raffles and live music by Brickhouse, a premier Seattle show band are all part of the festivities.

And to top it off, the special guests will be actor and SAG President Ken Howard and actress Jane Lynch. Both Ken and Jane have been very active in pet rescue, and have graciously accepted our invitation to join us at our event.Animal2

If you missed this event in 2012, here’s your chance to enjoy a night of gaming, glamour and giving. All net proceeds will benefit the ‘New Home – New Hope’ capital campaign to build a new animal shelter for San Juan Island. So dust off the bling and shine up your dancin’ shoes, it’s gonna be a night to remember!

Tickets go on sale May 1st and seating is limited! Contact Leslie Byron, APS-FH Executive Director at 360-378-2159 for more details and ticket purchases.

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