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Carter Family Marionettes with special guests Ocheami Drum and Dance present “Sigi the Antelope - West African Village Harvest Celebration,” Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
Community Shakespeare Company will present its 11th annual Fall Festival at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 7 with two “pay what you can” performances: one at noon, the other at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation
Lopez Artist Guild is featuring the art work of Daphne Morris, "Drawings on Nature - Journals, Paintings and More." The Opening Reception will be Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Day of the Dead or “El Día de los Muertos” is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of deceased relatives and loved ones.
Spotlighting Julie Van Camp in 800 words is like trying to explore the Grand Canyon in an hour. Her passion for education runs deep, but intriguing side trails beckon: sailing, family history, mountain climbing, writing, travel and community building. Luckily, all Julie’s trails lead in the same direction: empowering the next generation.
The Scoping Process for Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point is now in full swing.
Gayle Skidmore started playing the piano at age four. She now sings and plays more than 20 instruments, including the mountain dulcimer, banjo and the balalaika. She tried her hand at songwriting at age eight and never stopped. She has more than 1,700 songs under her belt.
The Lopez Center for Community and the Arts is kicking of its fall Community Performance Night series this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Super Wide Groove and the Magmatics. These nights were started last year as a way to showcase local talent on Lopez and are by donation.
Robert S. Harrison is holding an opening reception of his photography show this Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Hamlet on Lopez.
San Olson, a former Naval Officer serving on a 455-foot-long Amphibious Assault ship, recently shared his expertise and perspectives on coal shipping risks with an audience on Lopez. He serves on the Steering Committee of SSASS, a trans-border coalition for the purpose of protecting the Salish Sea from adverse maritime impacts.
You can hear Kurtis Dengler perform Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 pm Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
Lopez Island Conservation Corps Program Leaders Amanda Wedow and Charlie Behnke are proud to announce that “LICC has just completed their most successful and productive summer youth season on record, with 13 youth participants working an estimated six miles of trail and logging more than 700 youth service hours!”
Jeffrey Smith, the consumer advocate on the health risks of genetically modified organisms, will be in the San Juan Islands Sept. 17 to 19.
Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos-Neto, one of the top Brazilian musicians on stage today, returns to Lopez Center on Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. in the third concert of the Steinway Piano Series. Titled “Piano Mania,” this event also features popular jazz bassist, Chuck Deardorf. Both men have also been on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts for years.
Hailey Riddell was chosen to participate in a program called One in a Million, which highlights children around the world. Riddell was chosen to be the Washington State Representive as a member of the primary program for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints.
Smaller than a flea’s egg, this little creature looks like a hairy amoeba in a wine glass, busily darting to and fro, or thoughtfully twirling its crown of tiny hair-like cilia before making its next move. Strange as they look to us, tintinnids play an essential role in all freshwater and marine ecosystems.
In 1996, Lopez artists Christa Malay and Corwin Martin started the Lopez Island Studio Tour with a few artists who all agreed to open their studios to display and sell their work, while showing the public where they worked.
On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 5 - 7 p.m., at the library community room there will be a showing of the documentary “A Dirty Business,” revealing the social and environmental costs of coal, o
Well-known Pacific Northwest historian Lorraine McConaghy will present a program based on her new book, “New Land, North of the Columbia.”
Scores of islanders and visitors alike delighted at the Trashion-Fashion Show at Lopez Center, Aug. 12. Ensembles were created from materials as varied as cat food bags and building plans, burlap, garbage bags, disposable plastic tablecloths and bird netting.
The traditional Lopez Island end-of-summer celebration and street dance will be on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, in the parking lot of the former Lopez Village Market from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The very first time I heard Zimbabwean music being played on marimbas was at an early 1980’s Northwest Folklife Festival. I remember watching Lora Chiora, a Shona woman of short stature, playing the big bass instrument with mallets like small sledge hammers. She played with such passion, and the dance music was so compelling, I declared right on the spot that someday I would play this music.
Northwest Puppet Center’s Lopez Puppet Season continues with Cinderella by Carter Family Marionettes on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
The San Juan County Arts Council is seeking four to five new members for the board of directors to be elected at the annual membership meeting in November. There are openings for board members from Orcas and Lopez and possibly San Juan as the board attempts to fill upcoming vacancies and balance membership among the islands.
“I hate to sound cliched,” says Bill Kintzley¸ “but the more you give, the more you get.” He is talking about his involvement in Lopez’s Hospice and Home Support program, but he might as well be describing his life.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said this weekend is going to be very hot and dry.
When classical and jazz pianist and composer Michael Golden, shown right, starts tickling the ivories on the Steinway piano at Lopez Center on Saturday, Aug. 11, it will be because of the efforts of numerous people working behind the scenes for months.
Elephant Revival comes to Woodmen Hall, August 15, 7:30 p.m. for their sixth performance on the island.
“Last Thursday, after rain on and off, we got a sun break just before sundown ...” said Gene Helfman about his rainbow photograph.
Ever wanted to be a fashion designer? How about creating a garment from plastic bags, bubble wrap, or objects found at the Take It Or Leave It?
On Friday July 27, 7:30 p.m., the Blackberry Bushes will perform their first show in the islands at Woodmen Hall as part of the Home on the Grange series.
Lopez music lovers will hear the internationally acclaimed Miro Quartet at Grace Church, Aug. 10, 5 p.m.
The size, symmetry, and bright colors of starfish attract attention, and of all the strange animals in the inter-tidal zone, starfish are among the strangest. When we meet children on the beach, starfish always lead to the most questions.
Green and yellow antique two-cylinder tractors will arrive on Lopez, 10:15 a.m. via ferry on Saturday, July 21.
Not long after Roy Rogers picked up a guitar at age 12, he was playing with the high schoolers. A few years later, when his older brother brought home Robert Johnson’s “King of the Delta Blues Singers” album, his whole life changed.
Eleven years ago, Casey Kelbaugh decided to combine of two of his interests, food and art. His first experiment of what is now known as a “Slideluck Potshow,” a play off the words slide show and potluck, was held in his tiny Seattle backyard with about 50 friends.
A poem written by a youth and inspired by Lopez's beauty
Western Washington University student Roben Lauren Herrick received a $1,000 WWU Associated Students Childcare Voucher Award for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Check out these summer reading selections from the Islands’ Weekly editor
New Forge will make a debut visit to Lopez Island for a performance at the Galley on Saturday, July 14 at 9 p.m. New Forge is an innovative acoustic/electric group, melding forms of new and roots music with mandolin, guitar, bass and drums to create infectious dance sets comprised of barreling bluegrass improvisations, funk and rock grooves and modern acoustic compositions. Founded in the farms and clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, New Forge honed its sound in Seattle and surrounding areas.