Lopez Island

Lopez Island

Saturday Feb. 14

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen

Unique Tapestry of Contemporary Folk and World Music - Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, each well known and loved for their decades of music making have joined musical forces in a new duo. Cindy is a superb singer, guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Grey is one of America’s finest players of the Irish flute and tin whistle, as well as an accomplished singer and concertina, fiddle, piano and harmonium player. As composers each has contributed to the unique tapestry of contemporary folk and world music as it exists and flourishes in America today. Together, they weave songs and tunes of vibrant color and rich texture. 7:30 PM at the Lopez Island Grange Hall, $10. More info:, 468-2753

Sunday, Feb. 15

Golden Classics Concert

on February 15, 7:30 pm at the LCCA.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Islands Sinfonia Benefit Concert

The Islands Sinfonia and Ginni Keith will present the first of a series of benefit concerts for the Lopez Family Options Program.

The program will feature works by Haydn, Mozart, Bach, and Williams. Desserts, hot beverages and good conversation will all be had after the concert.

The concert, held at the Lopez Island Community Center, is at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 21. $15 donation at the door – much appreciated.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

The Annual Chamber of Commerce General Membership

Meeting will be Wednesday, February 25 at 8:00 a.m. at the Galley Restaurant.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Evening Meals at School

5:30-7:00 p.m. Be a part of this festive community gathering that supports local, seasonal, and sustainably grown food from our island farms. A kid-friendly option of plain grains and raw vegetables and a wheat-free version of the dessert are available at every meal. This is a donations-only event. Interested volunteers should email

Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support

Has moved to 178 Weeks Road, in the Village; across from and west of the Post Office off the parking lot at the west end of the Hamlet!

San Juan Island

Tuesday, Feb. 10

San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees

The regular monthly meeting of the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM.

The meeting will be at the San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street. The public is invited to attend.

Thursday, Feb. 12

Second Arthur Whiteley Lecture

Dr Eric Adelberger, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the UW, will be the speaker at the second Arthur Whiteley Lecture on Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in The Commons, at UW Friday Harbor Labs. His title is Testing Einstein’s “Happiest Idea” by watching things fall sideways!

Dr Adelberger will review the history of experimental tests of gravitational forces and will illustrate how profound ideas develop, how incorrect experimental conclusions can stimulate new insights, and how the best experimental techniques are sometimes the least obvious. All are welcome.

Friday, Feb. 13

Skagit Valley College and the Career Center

will provide a FREE class to any interested parties. The transitions class is for anyone who has undergone a recent change in their life. Changes such as losing a job, a serious medical problem, change in financial status, divorce, or a death in the family, take some time for adjustment. Orientation for this FREE class is on Friday, February 13, at 10 AM at the American Legion in Friday Harbor. Call Minnie Knych, Career Center, 540 Guard Street, #210, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone 360 378-4662,Fax 360 378-8662.

Friday, Feb. 13

Island Chordsmen Plus

The local barbershop chorus, Island Chordsmen Plus, will serenade your special Valentine with roses and songs anywhere on San Juan Island. They will vocalize your love Friday, Feb. 13, with a quartet, or the entire chorus will sing to your sweetheart anytime Saturday, Feb 14. Last year 37 people felt the love for this special occasion. The Island Chordsmen Plus can schedule a time for your convenience. Reservations may be made at their Market Place booth Wednesday and Friday afternoons or by contacting Bonnie at 378-5370 or

Wednesday, Feb. 18

The Board of Supervisors of the San Juan Islands Conservation District Meeting

will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, at the Orcas Hotel, Orcas Island. The public is invited to attend. Please call the Conservation District at 378-6621 with any questions.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Winter Break Party Day

Get rid of the winter blues during winter break with a Tropical Escape Party Day. On Thursday, February 19th from 1-4 pm Island Rec will be providing all the supplies needed to create fun summery crafts, make snacks, and play some games. This party is open to anyone 6-12 yrs old. Contact Abby at Island Rec for more information. Early Registration deadline is Feb 13th. Contact Abby Spann, Recreation Specialist, (360) 378-4953,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council has canceled the public hearing to consider an Ordinance of San Juan County, WA, amending the San Juan County Travel Policy. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The public hearing has tentatively been rescheduled for March 3, 2009. The specific time and location will be published in a legal notice at least 10 days in advance of the meeting and will include a summary of the ordinance.

For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at (360) 378-2898.

Orcas Island

Saturday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Dance and Community Potluck

Saturday February 14th; potluck 5:30-6:30pm, dance 6:30-10pm at The Oddfellows Hall. We all need to get together and have some fun, because dancing is good for the soul, because the money goes to a good cause and because WHY NOT? $10 adults, $5 kids, but no one will be turned away. For more information please call Nichole Proffitt at 360-255-3544 cell

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