WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5
Marine Science Lecture Series: Dr. Scott Pearson will give a presentation on two fascinating seabirds, rhinoceros auklets and tufted puffins. The public is asked to park in the upper parking lot at Camp Orkila. Shuttle service from the parking lot to the talk is available before and after the lecture. 7 p.m. Free. Info at 376-3910.
THURSDAY, Nov. 6
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. 6 to 10 p.m., with open mic starting between 7 to 8.
SATURDAY, Nov. 8
Orcas Public Library’s Saturday storytime from 11:30 am to noon.
The Writer’s Roundtable scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Library will discuss “ Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Turning Real Life into Art.” All are welcome.
Olga Community club potluck – social hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:30 p.m. with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce provided. Bring potluck dishes for salads, desserts and other complimentary dishes. For further information, call 376 3224.
“Tatyana’s Letter,” lyrical scenes from Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” presented by Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program. at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-performance lecture in the Madrona Room at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, $16 (Orcas Center members), and $10 (students). The pre-performance lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.orcascenter.org or call or 360/376-2281 ext 1 or visit Orcas Center during box office hours, Thursday-Saturday, noon – 4 pm.
MONDAY, Nov. 10
The Orcas Library Board meeting at 9 a.m. in the Library. 376-4985.
Darvill’s Bookclub has changed to the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All are welcome. 376-2135.
Duplicate bridge every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse in Eastsound 376-2797 or 376-8278.
TUESDAY, Nov. 11
STITCH Luncheon Meeting and Annual Fund Raiser for all women living in Orcas Village (98280) from 12 to 2 p.m. at Jean Henson’s house. Call 376-3251 for information, directions
The Friends of the Library Board meeting at 3:30 p.m. 376-4985.
Orcas Island Camera Club will meet on the second Tuesday of the month, Nov. 11, for November only, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center, Betty Lundeen Room. For more info, call Dave Kosiur at 376-5746.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12
Garden Club 10 a.m. at the Orcas Center. “Remarkable Trees” with Marguerite Greening. For further information, call Ken Walker at 376-0501 or Midge Kraetzer at 376-2373.
“Restoring the health of Puget Sound by 2020.” Sponsored by Puget Sound Partnership. The draft plan, which identifies the priorities and actions necessary to protect and restore Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands at the Orcas Fire Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Final plan to be sent to Governor and state legislature next month. For further information, contact Tom Cowan at 468-2191.