Poets Holaday Mason and River Malcolm will present a joint reading 7 p.m., Friday, July 25, at Darvill’s Bookstore. Refreshments will be served.
The Farm Education and Sustainability for Teens (FEAST) students are having a most excellent summer. They’ve explored the sustainable agricultural concepts of mushroom cultivation, guerrilla gardening, animal husbandry, beekeeping, and rocket stoves.
The Olga Community Center and Olga Park is the hub for activities on July 19 when Olga Daze “Sell-a-bration” 2008 begins at 10 a.m. in Olga Park. Included in the festivities will be a huge barn and yard sale, a silent auction, and the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket for a queen sized quilt made by Betty Marcum.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.
Save the Barnfest is rapidly approaching. Save the date, Saturday July 26, between 2 and 6 p.m. Donors are asked to bring their contributions to Kathy Stribling no later than July 17. Donations can be brought to the library library if that is more convenient. Stribling says, “Please tell everyone you know about this event, the more the merrier!”
The popular Brown Bag Concerts at Emmanuel Church on Wednesdays at noon continue on July 23 with a presentation by Carolyn Cruso. Known for her versatility as a musician and composer for guitar and hammered dulcimer, she is also a talented vocalist.
The Turn Point Lighthouse Restoration Society announced the opening of their museum at Turn Point on July 4, 2008. TPLPS, a non profit group, dedicated it to one of Turn Point Light keepers, Louis A. Borchers (1902-1923), who left a legacy of photographs, not only of Turn Point, but of various lighthouses throughout the northwest.
The mid-summer party is quickly becoming a tradition with great music, food and fun at Orcas Center. This year’s theme is a Brazilian Carnaval – in keeping with the country of origin of the featured artist, Airto Moreira, one of the most high-profile jazz percussionists in the world.
We have all done it: parked the car on one side of Eastsound to purchase groceries and then started up the car again to drive two blocks to the Post Office or Library.
“Ridiculous!” says Owen Cheevers. “Why not just walk or better yet… ride a Community Bike!”