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ORCAS ISLAND

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.

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

THURSDAY, May 29

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

Kindergarten “Backpack” Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. For all island children who are going to start kindergarten in the fall. We will eat dinner, then the children and parents will participate in fun activities that are linked with an item that will be in their backpack that they get to take home with them to explore over the summer.

This dinner is the first in a new program of “Parent Education” dinners offered by the Orcas Early Childhood Consortium. For further information, contact Sage MacLeod, ECEAP Coordinator for County Health & Community Services, sagem@co.san-juan.wa.us or call 360-376-6119.

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.

FRIDAY, May 30

Dragonfly Dance at Odd Fellows Hall. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Resident DJs Bruce and Jyoti plus a special guest! World Beat, Vintage Soul, Hip Hop, and Electronica. Cost is $10 for admittance. Half of the proceeds go the Oddfellows Scholarship Fund. $5.00 entry for those who arrive before 9:30 p.m. At Odd Fellows Hall (1112 Haven Rd). For info, call Bruce Pavitt at 376-3412.

SATURDAY, May 31

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.

SUNDAY, June 1

Gerri Haynes will be speaking on “Iraq Today,” Sunday, June 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center. Donations welcome.

MONDAY, June 2

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

OIPP Alcohol and Tobacco Training workshop sponsored by the Washington Liquor Control Board from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Hall. For information, call 376-1547.

TUESDAY, June 3

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

Orcas Island Camera Club Monthly Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Betty Lundeen Room, Senior Center. Derk Jager will be leading a hands-on class about lighting, including tips on studio lighting and using flash. Members are encouraged to bring their cameras and flash units to the meeting. Info: 376-5746.

Orcas Speaks Toastmasters – entertaining speeches, guests welcome, participation optional. Orcas Senior Center, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Call 376-7370 for info.

WEDNESDAY, June 4

San Juan Nature Institute’s Orcas Spring Lecture Series, 7 pm, Wednesdays at the Orcas Senior Center: Natural History of Turtleback, Eliza Habegger, Land Steward, SJC Land Bank. All are welcome at no charge. Refreshments will be served. 360-378-3646.

LOPEZ ISLAND

THURSDAY, May 29

Lopez Community Meal – the final dinner this season at Lopez School from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring locally grown and organic foods. Admission by donation. Afterwards, tour the L.I.F.E Farm to School Program gardens on the school campus.

Poetry Nite at the Lopez Library Fireside from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Jamie LaVal and Ashley Broder in concert at the Lopez Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Celtic instrumental music on fiddle and mandolin. Tickets $15 adults and $10 for students available online at www.lopezcenter.com and at the door.

FRIDAY, May 30

Rebel Book Club from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Lopez Library. Teens share their favorite current reads.

Fascinating Rhythm Tap Show at Lopez Center at 7 p.m. featuring Lopez dance students. Tickets available in advance online at www.lopezcenter.com are $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for youth. Remaining tickets at the door are $7 and $5.

SATURDAY, May 31

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

Saturday Matinee at the Lopez Library from 2 to 4 p.m. “The Big Sleep (1946) Admission: free.

Lopez Sound hosts American music concert, including award winning barbershop Friendly Advice and The Chordsmen, at the Lopez Center at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12, available from the Community Center office, and online www.lopezcenter.com.

Fascinating Rhythm Tap Show at Lopez Center at 7 p.m. featuring Lopez dance students. Tickets available in advance online at www.lopezcenter.com are $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for youth. Remaining tickets at the door are $7 and $5.

SUNDAY, June 1

Ballet Folklórico Monarca de Friday Harbor and Fiesta at Lopez Center beginning at 5 p.m. Traditional dance performance followed by a family-friendly fiesta of Hispanic foods, non-alcoholic beverages and a piñata party. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for families online or at the door.

TUESDAY, June 3

Puget Sound Blood Drive at the Lopez Village Community Church from Noon to 6 p.m. Established and new donors welcome. For info, call Fritz Baesman 468-3584.

SHAW ISLAND

SATURDAY, May 31

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. Shaw Community Center. Admission $10. 376-7600.