Lindalena Dingman will be teaching her first class at the Senior Center titled “Solutions and Enhancements for Healthy Aging,” beginning Sept. 30 at the Senior Center.
Laura Kohler, a Washington State Ferries (WSF) captain who is working as first mate on this day, pushes the button that sounds a loud bellowing horn as the ferry starts out of the dock at Friday Harbor heading for Sidney. “That’s so everyone knows to get out of the way,” she says. “You wouldn’t believe how many boats and kayaks don’t seem to understand that it would probably be a good idea to get out of the way of a 2000-ton ferry. We often have to divert around them.”
Submissions of photos, paintings and memorabilia expressing the theme of “My Favorite Vacations” are being accepted for the October art show at the Orcas Senior Center. Any offerings for this show may be dropped off at the Senior Center, with name and phone number attached, by Tuesday, Sept. 30. Reminiscences and stories that will be incorporated into the captions are also encouraged.
John Sangster, Lopez poet, winner of the Jack Straw award, and author of a recently published book, “Island Year,” will be joined by Orcas poets who have been published recently in Shark Reef – Jan Loudin, George Karnikis, Ingrid Karnikis and JoEllen Moldoff for a poetry reading on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at Darvill’s.
The award-winning Seattle Chamber Players will perform a matinee performance at Orcas Center on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. Preceding the performance at 3 p.m. is an informal talk with members of the ensemble, moderated by composer and music writer Alex Shapiro.
For the first time in more than 66 years, Darvill’s Rare Prints will be based in a state other than Washington. Owners Chris Brussat and Wade Campbell are relocating to the San Juans – the San Juan mountains of southwest Colorado, that is.
For the past 28 years, Geoff Kaufman has been leading audiences to find truth, humor, and beauty in folk music. Whether singing sailor songs with his quartet, Forebitter; or environmental songs on board the Sloop Clearwater in the Hudson River; or in solo performances at coffeehouses throughout the Northeast United States and festivals in Europe, Geoff has entertained and touched audiences near and far.
“Savor the San Juans – A Medley of Food, Art and Culture” will take place during the month of October on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands, thanks to the Cultural Tourism Committee of the SJ Islands Visitors Bureau.
The San Juan Nature Institute will sponsor a third Adult Field Workshop with geologist Michael Yeaman on Sept. 20, in partnership with Washingto State Marine Parks, Outer Island Expeditions, and Shearwater Adventures.
The second season of the lecture series Crossroads: Ideas for a New Century will begin on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2:00 p.m. at Orcas Center with a presentation by author Reza Aslan entitled God and Globalization.