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Enjoy turkey dinner and learn how to help women in Africa | Weekend Events

A turkey dinner to benefit the Meshaka Quilt Project is scheduled Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m., in the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

Learn more about the local project to help women in Meshaka, Kenya, become self-sufficient through quilting. Tickets: Adults $10, children 12 and younger $5, families $25.

For more information about the project, READ JANE K. FOX'S ORIGINAL STORY, "FRIDAY HARBOR WOMAN BRINGS HOPE TO AFRICAN WOMEN THROUGH QUILTING.".

Other events planned this weekend:

Saturday, Nov. 14
— 234th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Dinner, 4:30 p.m., American Legion Post 163, Friday Harbor. Catered dinner. Don’t forget Toys for Tots present or check donation. RSVP: Taine Pyle, 378-4756, or e-mail hmeeker@centurytel.net. Open to all U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen, spouses and guests. Cost: $30 per person, $55 per couple.

— Film screening and discussion of “Coal Country,” 6 p.m., San Juan Island Library. The documentary “Coal Country” examines the “dramatic struggle around the use of coal, which provides over half the electricity in America.” “Coal Country” examines the ongoing debate in Appalachia between residents and miners, and examines questions related to the environmental effects of mining. Visit: www.coalcountrythemovie.com.

— Carl Verheyen Band, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre.

Sunday, Nov. 15
— Workshop with Carl Verheyen Band, 10 a.m to 1 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre.

— Building Island Families through Adoption, 6-8 p.m., San Juan Island Library, free. A panel discussion with local adoptive parents. Learn about the varied paths that lead to adoption.

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