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The Friends of the Lopez Island Library annual meeting and open house is April 15

Friends of the Lopez Island Library annual meeting and open house is April 15

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.

  • Apr 12th, 2010
The Friends of the Lopez Island Library annual meeting and open house is April 15
Rehearsing in costume are (clockwise from bottom): AnaKate Drahn

‘Under Milk Wood’ opens April 21

“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.

  • Apr 11th, 2010
Rehearsing in costume are (clockwise from bottom): AnaKate Drahn
Photo above: rehearsing in costume are (left to right): Joy Goldberg

Behind the scenes at ‘Under Milk Wood’

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.

  • Apr 11th, 2010
Photo above: rehearsing in costume are (left to right): Joy Goldberg

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New Moon and Another Saturn/Uranus Opposition

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Happy Easter Week!

From left: Sage Cook

Fourth year for “Home on the Grange”

There are many ways to celebrate a community, but perhaps the most traditional is music.

  • Mar 21st, 2010
From left: Sage Cook
Front cover for Images of America: Lopez  Island

Lopez in print this April

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.

  • Mar 19th, 2010
Front cover for Images of America: Lopez  Island

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Aries Stellium

Orcas off the coast of San Juan Island

Summer Orca Ceremony

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.

  • Mar 13th, 2010
Orcas off the coast of San Juan Island

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Wow, What a Week!

Literary Moments

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.

Book Beat

For this week’s book review we have taken the most recent winners of Lopez Library’s Winter Adult Reading Program.

  • Mar 13th, 2010
Prayer flags

Art Wolfe comes to Friday Harbor

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.

  • Mar 6th, 2010
Prayer flags
Fun at previous year’s carnivals.

Carnival time at Lopez Elementary School

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.

  • Mar 6th, 2010
Fun at previous year’s carnivals.

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Fire!

Contestants who sign up on the site can take a stab at guessing the winners of some of the top Oscar categories

Oscars contest now open on IslandsWeekly.com

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.

  • Mar 3rd, 2010
Contestants who sign up on the site can take a stab at guessing the winners of some of the top Oscar categories
Horses in the mist on Lopez Island.

Calling all artists!

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.

  • Feb 27th, 2010
Horses in the mist on Lopez Island.

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Stellium in Pisces

Four Artist Profiles: Lopez Artist Guild

Four Artist Profiles: Lopez Artist Guild

Something that always stands out about Lopez Island is the number of very talented artists residing here.

  • Feb 27th, 2010
Four Artist Profiles: Lopez Artist Guild
Above photo: from the film ‘The Fellowship of the Bearing’. Right photo: from the film ‘Hack Your Shackles’

‘Radical Reels’ extreme sports films come to Lopez Center March 14

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.

  • Feb 23rd, 2010
Above photo: from the film ‘The Fellowship of the Bearing’. Right photo: from the film ‘Hack Your Shackles’
San Juan artist on Lopez Feb. 26

San Juan artist on Lopez Feb. 26

On Feb 26. at 11 a.m. in Woodeman Hall, San Juan artist Lavelle Foos will show and play her Native American flutes.

  • Feb 23rd, 2010
San Juan artist on Lopez Feb. 26

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Moving Toward Spring

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“Once upon a time on KLOI”…

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.

  • Feb 14th, 2010
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Jeff Nichols at the Galley

A band by any other name…

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.”

  • Feb 13th, 2010
Jeff Nichols at the Galley

George Hunt speaks at UW labs

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.

  • Feb 13th, 2010
Above: the green bird that features in the performance. Above right: in the puppet show by Oregon Shadow Theatre being presented on Lopez Island

Puppets on the rock

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.

  • Feb 13th, 2010
Above: the green bird that features in the performance. Above right: in the puppet show by Oregon Shadow Theatre being presented on Lopez Island

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Adapting/Embracing

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

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.

  • Feb 13th, 2010
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Dr. Frederick Ellis

San Juan Preservation Trust remembers Fred Ellis Sr. as a ‘giant of conservation’

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.

  • Feb 10th, 2010
Dr. Frederick Ellis
Artist Profile: Summer Moon Scriver

Artist Profile: Summer Moon Scriver

It is a dazzling winter afternoon, sunlight pouring through the open main…

  • Feb 10th, 2010
Artist Profile: Summer Moon Scriver
Above: poster image for event

Adult winter reading on Lopez

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 librarian@lopezlibrary.org.

  • Feb 6th, 2010
Above: poster image for event
Celebrating women and adventure at Lopez Library

Celebrating women and adventure at Lopez Library

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.

  • Feb 6th, 2010
Celebrating women and adventure at Lopez Library
Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner perform Saturday

McFeron performs Saturday

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.

  • Feb 6th, 2010
Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner perform Saturday

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Changing Positions Again

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Coming Home

Anne Martin McCool Gallery features local artists

Anne Martin McCool Gallery features local artists

Local artists such as Katherine Lewis and Jane Hyde will feature in…

  • Jan 25th, 2010
Anne Martin McCool Gallery features local artists
Winter Arts Night at LCCA

Winter Arts Night at LCCA

From left: Dalton Taylor, Vinny Kramer, John Patrick Nopson, John McMacken.

  • Jan 25th, 2010
Winter Arts Night at LCCA
Poignant retrospective for local artist Williams

Poignant retrospective for local artist Williams

Photo left: Portrait of Christy Williams hangs in the exhibition. Photo above: A display of Williams’ work at the LCCA.

  • Jan 25th, 2010
Poignant retrospective for local artist Williams

Order native plants now!

The deadline for ordering native plants through the San Juan County MasterGardener…

  • Jan 25th, 2010