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Once in a 100-year opportunity: Need a gift idea? Consider a Friday Harbor Centennial item

Rich Peterson is a serious contender for the Centennial beard-growing title. His wife, Janice, seems to like the new look.     - Contributed photo
Rich Peterson is a serious contender for the Centennial beard-growing title. His wife, Janice, seems to like the new look.
— image credit: Contributed photo

Feb. 9, 2009 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Town of Friday Harbor’s incorporation.

Festivities began at the San Juan County Fair 2008 and will conclude in August at the 2009 County Fair.

As you are doing your Christmas shopping this year, consider gifting your loved ones with Centennial Friday Harbor memorabilia. The following items are currently available at the following locations:

— 2009 Centennial Calendars (Lions Club)
— Centennial License Plate Covers (Chamber of Commerce)
— Centennial T-shirt (Joe Friday’s)
— Centennial Charm (The Garuda and I)
— Centennial Pails (The Toy Box)
— Centennial Pencils (San Juan Island Library)

You may have noticed the first of four collectable Centennial postcards that have been distributed around town. These are being released every quarter throughout the Centennial Celebration and list the upcoming events not to miss. Collect and frame all four; the next release date is scheduled for Jan. 2.

Be sure to save the date for the upcoming Centennial events:

Dec. 31: Centennial Photo Booth at Community New Year’s Eve Party, 7-9 p.m., at Mullis Community Senior Center. Sponsored by Island Rec and San Juan Island Prevention Coalition.

Jan. 18, 2009: Centennial Stories Theatre Project/Our Town Series: “Sunday Evening Social,” 7 p.m., San Juan Island Grange Hall. Sponsored by San Juan Island Community Theatre.

Jan. 24: Centennial Stories Theatre Project/Our Town Series: “What We Remember: A Fireside Chat with Island Elders,” 6 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Sponsored by San Juan Historical Museum.

Feb. 1: Centennial Stories Theatre Project/Our Town Series: “Compassion, Love and Our Town” with Evergreen State Professor Bill Arney, 6:30 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Sponsored by San Juan Island Library.

Feb. 9: Friday Harbor History Book available for purchase. Sponsored by San Juan Historical Museum.

Feb. 9: Town of Friday Harbor Birthday Party. Time and location TBA. Sponsored by Town of Friday Harbor.

Feb. 9: Final Judging and Awards for Beard-Growing Contest, 5:30 p.m., at Town Fire Hall. Sponsored by Island Rec.

Feb. 12: Centennial Stories Theatre Project/Our Town Series: Author Talk by Laurie King about San Juan Island One Read Selection, "Folly," 6 p.m., at San Juan Island Grange Hall. Sponsored by San Juan Island Library.

Feb. 26 to March 13: Centennial Stories Theatre Project/ “Our Town” Series: Theatre production of “Our Town.” Sponsored by San Juan Island Community Theatre.

Feb. 26 to March 13: Centennial Stories Theatre Project/”Our Town” Series: Community Theatre Lobby Exhibit: Friday Harbor 1900-1930. Sponsored by Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Department.

Check for event updates and more information on the Centennial Web site: www.fridayharbor100.com.

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