News briefs

  • Wed Nov 1st, 2017 1:30am
  • News

Donate computers

United Way SJC has donated over 25 computers to people who can’t afford to buy them, and we need more to meet the need. They can use computers that need new hard drives or Wi-Fi adapters, and working printers are also appreciated.

Benefits: your data will be safely removed, you won’t have to deal with disposal of the unit (and they won’t end up in a landfill), and most importantly, someone in our county who needs a computer will benefit from your generosity.

If you have questions or to arrange for a pickup, call the United Way office at 360-378-4121, or email

Tooth extraction

Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving Monday, Nov. 13 for free tooth extractions for our Orcas and Shaw residents in need. Services are limited to both routine and surgical extractions (including wisdom teeth). To make an appointment and receive additional information, call Dr. Triplett’s office at 360-376-4301.

Hill in art exhibit

Lopez Island artist Steven R. Hill has been invited to exhibit 16 paintings in the 33rd annual “Arts Alive” celebration of visual, literary, music and culinary arts in La Conner from Nov. 3–5.

There will be a catered and live music opening reception for the artists on Friday, Nov. 3, 5 to 9 p.m., at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St., La Conner.

Hill will also be doing two live pastel painting demos for guests at Maple Hall during the event. One on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1-3 p.m., and another on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. He will be doing simulated “plein air” painting demos. All events are open to the public, free of charge.

Veterans’ Day

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the American Legion Post 93 in Eastsound will be performing a Veterans’ Day ceremony at 11 a.m. in the legion hall.

The Orcas Island School District presents a Veterans’ Day assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9. There is an 8:45 a.m. continental breakfast in the cafeteria followed by a 9:30 a.m. assembly in the high school gym. RSVP by calling 360-376-2286 and leave a message.

Orcas Christian School is holding a special tribute to veterans on Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m. The event is presented by the students and staff of the Orcas Christian School. RSVP at 360-376-7641.

Benefit dinner

Friends of Gerry Baker are putting on a benefit Mexican dinner with chefs Sandie Harper and Bill Patterson. Join them on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Orcas Island Community Church on Madrona Street in Eastsound. Seatings will be at 5 and 6 p.m. You may sign up for a seating at Orcas Online in Eastsound, or email Donations will be taken at the door. Donations can also be made online at or locally at Islanders Bank.

Dance class

November dance class will be on Monday, Nov. 6 at the Odd Fellows Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. This month it will be salsa. The classes are free and no partner is needed. This is a great opportunity to learn an exciting dance. For more information, call Bill at 360-376-8857 or Jean at 360-376-6549.