Events calendar

  • Tue May 20th, 2008 7:17pm
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ORCAS ISLAND

WEDNESDAY, May 21

Garden Club at 10 a.m. at the Orcas Center in Eastsound. Craig Cogger, Ph.D., a research soil scientist to speak. Visitors welcome. Contact Ken Walker 376-0501 or Jackie Abell 376-5757.

KIDS FEST – Elementary School Dance Concert. Admission by contribution. Celebrating the initial effort of the Orcas Arts Education Project, Orcas Elementary 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders will share their joy of dance taught by Susan Babcock. Times are 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. 376-2281 or www.orcascenter.org.

San Juan Nature Institute talk “Geology of Turtleback & Orcas Island,” Dr. Ned Brown, Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University at Senior Center at 7 p.m. 360-378-3646.

Indralaya Theosophical Study Group meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Info: 376-6765.

THURSDAY, May 22

Preschool storytime at the Orcas Island Public Library, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Info: 376-4985.

Open Mic Pizza Night at Doe Bay Resort. A weekly benefit for a different nonprofit organization each month – Orcas Island Recreation Program in May. 6 to 10 p.m., with open mic starting between 7 and 8 p.m.

KIDS FEST – Whale of a Show. 7:30 p.m. Admission $8. The Orcas Parks and Rec Program helps kick off the 2008 Kids’ Fest with this fun event that showcases the talents of all kids who want to participate. For more information about participating in Whale of a Show, contact Didier Gincig at 376-5339, or Didier@earthball.com.

FRIDAY, May 23

KIDS FEST – Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission $8. Little One Inch, presented by Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, is one of Japan’s most-loved children’s stories. 376-2281 or www.orcascenter.org.

KIDS FEST – Steve the Pretty Good Magician. 7:30 p.m. Admission $8. This guy’s original comedy routines have lots of audience interaction without any embarrassing language. Comedy Magic so amazing, sometimes Steve even fools himself. 376-2281 or www.orcascenter.org.

SATURDAY,May 24

Kaleidoscope Pet Parade. Judging at 10 a.m. at Orcas school, parde at 11 a.m. From School Road, down Prune Ally and up North Beach Road to the Band Shell on the Village Green where prizes will be announced.

BITE OF ORCAS – Thirteen restaurants, markets and caterers will take part in the eating extravaganza to benefit Wolf Hollow. On the Village Green in Eastsound from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Orcas Public Library’s Saturday storytimes will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon on the Village Green during the Farmers Market season.

Saturday Farmers’ Market in Eastsound Village Green, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

KIDS FEST – Recess Monkey. Two shows – 2 and 5 p.m. Admission $8. This musical band delivers rock music for kids that will make their parents and even grandparents reminisce sounds from their own youth, at least if their youth was spent in the 60’s listening to Herman’s Hermits. These guys deliver great vocals, instrumentals and stories that are educational and fun! 376-2281 or www.orcascenter.org.

SUNDAY, May 25

American Legion Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Hall. $6 adults, $4 children. Info: 376-4987

The Deer Harbor Women’s Auxiliary will hold its annual Bake Sale at the Bellport Deer Harbor Marina, beginning at 8 a.m. Brats, pie by the slice and ice cream will be sold from 11:30 a.m.until sold out. All proceeds from the sale are used to maintain the historic Deer Harbor Schoolhouse. For more information, call 376-5628 or 376-4470.

Orcas A Capella “To a Beautiful Lady Singing” – concert featuring the works of three local composers and memorial to lost friends at 4 p.m. Orcas Center. Admission $10. 376-7600.

MONDAY, May 26

Duplicate bridge at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse in Eastsound 376-2797 or 376-8278.

TUESDAY, May 27

Chess club at the Orcas Island Library at 3:30 p.m. 376-4985.

Orcas Middle School Spaghetti Dinner 5 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. $8 adults, $6 children. Vegetarian available. Contact Bonnie at 376-4615.

“Understanding Your Teen’s Sexuality” on Tuesday, May 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Orcas School Library. Sponsored by Orcas Island Prevention Partnership, 376-1547.

WEDNESDAY, May 28

Anti-Bullying Assemblies featuring James Warren, sponsored by Orcas PTSA and OIEF. The elementary-age assembly will be from 10:30-11:15 a.m. The middle/high school assembly will be from 1:15 to 2 p.m.

Sustainable Orcas Island meets at the Orcas Island Public Library, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Main projects and topics of discussion revolve around community resiliency, cooperation, and sustainability in the face of economic and other changes. Everyone is welcome. Contact Phil Heikkinen at the Library for more information, 376-4985 or pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org.

Indralaya Theosophical Study Group meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Info: 376-6765.

LOPEZ ISLAND

WEDNESDAY, MaY 21

“The Proper Invasion” – an original musical written, directed and staged by Lopez School students at the Lopez Center at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

FRIDAY, May 23

Sculpture in the Garden from 4 to 7 p.m. at 379 Williams Lane, Lopez. Eight established Lopez Artists display their creations. Admission: free

Kaleidoscope – Art show opening at Colin Goode Gallery & Studio, 95 Village Road from 5 to 7 p.m. A new collection of paintings by Colin Goode and friends.

Lopez Artist Guild Opening Reception at Lopez Center, 5:30 p.m. Works by Maxine Bronstein, Debbie Hayward, Jerome Marshak and Richard Singer. Admission: free.

Orcas A Capella “To a Beautiful Lady Singing” – concert featuring the works of three local composers and memorial to lost friends at 7:30. Admission $10. 376-7600.

SATURDAY, May 24

Farmers Market at Sally’s Garden in Lopez Village 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sculpture in the Garden Art from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at 379 Williams Lane, Lopez. Eight established Lopez Artists display their creations. Admission: free.

Sunset Builders Supply at 11 a.m. Learn about responsible pesticide and herbicide use in the San Juans with Russel Barsh.

Outlaw Social – a five-piece band from Victoria return by popular demand to Lopez Center at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15 adults and $10 youth.

Saturday Matinee at the Lopez Library “The Maltese Falcon” from 2 to 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 25

Woodmen Hall Auction. Doors open at 8 a.m. Silent auction begins at 9 a.m. Live auction begins at 11 a.m.

Sculpture in the Garden Art from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at 379 Williams Lane, Lopez. Eight established Lopez Artists display their creations. Admission: free

Myanmar Cyclone relief – slide show and silent auction at the Lopez Community Center at 7 p.m.