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Need to return your library books and films but dread finding a parking place? Drop them off at the new grocery store! You asked, we listened.
The Friends of the Lopez Island Library annual meeting and open house is April 15, 5-7 p.m., in the Lopez Island Library. The event is open to the public. Librarian Lou Pray will introduce new library technologies. There will be a drawing for prizes. Library volunteers will be honored. New board members will be introduced. And "yummy treats" will be served.
“Lyrical, impassioned, funny.” “A dazzling combination of poetic fireworks and music hall humor.” “A moving and hilarious account of one spring day in a Welsh fishing village.” This is how critics have described Dylan Thomas’s “Under Milk Wood,” the production opening at Lopez Center Wednesday, April 21, and continuing through Sunday.
The Weekly spoke with some of the actors in the upcoming Under Milk Wood play being performed at Lopez Center about why they participate in community theater and why they wanted to be in this particular play. Each of them plays more than one role.
New Moon and Another Saturn/Uranus Opposition
Happy Easter Week!
There are many ways to celebrate a community, but perhaps the most traditional is music.
There will be a new way to appreciate the island this April with the publication of a new Arcadia Publishing work: “Images of America: Lopez Island.” Written by Susan Lehne Ferguson, the book captures, as Mark Thompson-Klein says, “the personalities, toughness, and creativity that makes Lopez the place we love.” As executive director of the Lopez Museum, Thompson-Klein helped steer Ferguson toward research materials “She is a tireless researcher,” he says.
Each summer, the San Juan Island’s resident pods of orca whales come together in what are called “greeting ceremonies.” In this spirit, The Whale Museum of Friday Harbor invites all orca supporters to the fourth Annual Celebration of the “Orca Greeting Ceremony.” This fundraising dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, May 22 at the Mullis Center in Friday Harbor. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a happy hour and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction and dessert auction.
Wow, What a Week!
Listen up all you audio book lovers. The Lopez Island Library now has a new free service for downloading audio books to your computer, iPod or other MP3 player, called NetLibrary eAudiobooks. The library recently subscribed to Netlibrary for the community. You can access thousands of audio books from home, school, or office from this site www.netlibrary.org.
For this week’s book review we have taken the most recent winners of Lopez Library’s Winter Adult Reading Program.
Friday Harbor’s Islands Museum of Art opens Art Wolfe’s “Travels to the Edge,” an exhibition of photographs from the award winning American Public Broadcasting series of the same name. A lecture by Wolfe “Between Heaven and Earth” will be held 6-7 p.m. Saturday at San Juan Community Theatre.
On Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. the Lopez School multipurpose room will be full of fun for the Winter Carnival and Silent Auction. This event is run to raise funds for the fifth-grade trip to Islandwood, an environmental learning center on Bainbridge Island.
Contestants who sign up on the site can take a stab at guessing the winners of some of the top Oscar categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and more. The winner takes home an 18-DVD set of past Best Picture winners.
You don’t have to be a conservationist to appreciate the importance of the San Juan Island beauty. In fact it is a non-scienfitifc, artistic appreciation that Peter Fromm and Emily Reed are looking for.
Stellium in Pisces
Something that always stands out about Lopez Island is the number of very talented artists residing here.
Steve Heller is excited. It seems like the natural reaction to fast-paced images of extreme sports, but he is also excited to be bringing such adrenaline filled films to Lopez.
On Feb 26. at 11 a.m. in Woodeman Hall, San Juan artist Lavelle Foos will show and play her Native American flutes.
Moving Toward Spring
This is a story of many stories. It is a story of Danish sailors and family feuds. Of marriages, deaths, gunshot wounds and stormy rescues. This, believe it or not, is the story of Lopez.
If you were in the Galley restaurant last Friday, you may have encountered a small case of identity crises. Although it was the familiar members of the band the “Hip Waders” playing, they were not able to advertise themselves as that. All that was to be seen on the Galley’s notice board prior to the show, was the promise of “live music.”
On Feb. 18, at 7p.m. George Hunt, research professor, UW Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, will deliver the third talk in the 2010 Arthur Whiteley Lecture Series.
On Saturday the Oregon Shadow Theatre presents their show “The green bird: a Mexican story” as part of the on going series “puppets on the rock.” The company are preforming under the auspices of the Lopez based Northwest Puppet Center. The center’s creative directors, Chris and Stephen Carter, received requests for puppet theatre appropriate for all ages, and so the idea for the “puppets on the rock” series was born. This was designed to organize and host a variety of quality puppet theatre, and Saturday’s show promises to be just that.
Just this weekend I completed the last of the “Twilight” series, “Breaking Dawn”. Being a mother of grown children, you would think I would be so past this genre for my reading picks. Instead I did find the books a bit addicting and pushed on through the couple of thousand of pages or so. Stephanie Meyer is quite the plotter, knowing just how to grab her readers at the right time.
Fred Ellis, a founding member of the San Juan Preservation Trust, passed away in his historic Shaw Island home on the morning of Feb. 5 at age 93. Fred served on SJPT’s board of trustees for 29 of the organization’s 30-year history, and – with his family - donated more than 1,400 acres of land and conservation easements on Shaw and Lopez islands.
It is a dazzling winter afternoon, sunlight pouring through the open main…
The Lopez Library Adult Winter Reading Program continues until March 31. You can participate by reading or listening to a book, then sending a review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday at 7 p.m. at the Lopez Library, there will be an opportunity to experience the dynamic story telling abilities of Linda Allen.
Ian McFeron broke into the Seattle music scene after his self-produced debut album “Don’t Look Back” (2003) was discovered by “The Mountain” in Seattle (KMTT 103.7 FM). An independent and virtually unknown local artist at the time, McFeron’s heartfelt lyrics and tightly composed songs inspired the Seattle media giant to put the album’s lead-off single, “Love Me Twice,” into rotation.
Changing Positions Again
Local artists such as Katherine Lewis and Jane Hyde will feature in…
From left: Dalton Taylor, Vinny Kramer, John Patrick Nopson, John McMacken.
Photo left: Portrait of Christy Williams hangs in the exhibition. Photo above: A display of Williams’ work at the LCCA.
The deadline for ordering native plants through the San Juan County MasterGardener…