Spring has sprung and the island is bursting with activity. This Saturday, May 4, there are many island events to choose from, including two venues to have a grand time while supporting early childhood education.
The Orcas Montessori School is celebrating its 25th anniversary by hosting their spring auction at the Island Hoppin’ Brewery at 33 Hope Lane. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a wine tasting with Steven Corley of Monticello Vineyards and beer tasting with Nate Schons of the Island Hoppin’ Brewery. Appetizers made by island chefs will be served. With the purchase of a wine or beer ticket for $10, attendees can sample a selection of wine or beer and learn about each of the brewing processes. A blend of blues, bluegrass, folk and rock music will be performed by Corey Wiscomb and Robb Eagle. Other highlights of the evening are a silent and live auction. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Darvill’s, the brewery, www.orcasmontessori.org or by calling 376-5350.
Salmonberry School will be hosting it annual spring dinner and auction at the Emanuel Parish Hall in Eastsound. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., with an hour of appetizers, silent auction and music by the Litch Bishop Family Players followed by a sit down dinner featuring the catering of Paula Shuman. There will also be a dessert auction with items donated by local restaurants and bakers. There will also be a no host bar, with wine and beer selections made by Ship Bay's Cindy Wolf. Tickets are $25 online www.salmonberryschool.org or by calling 376-6310.