Community Calendar

Sat Oct. 10

Lopez Island

Sat Oct. 10

The Big Event event: featuring music, readings and discussion at the Lopez Library will focus on Zora Neale Hurston and her novel, “Their Eyes were watching God” – film to show at 2-4. Discussion and readings to follow. Teacakes and beverages will be served.

Sat Oct. 10

Garfield High School Jazz Band: Returning to perform for the second year Garfield High School Jazz Band will perform at Woodmen Hall. All proceeds, after traveling expenses, will go to the restoration of the stage at Woodmen Hall. This event is part of the Friends of Woodmen Hall ~Harvest Festival~. Suggested Donation of $15.00 at the door but contact or to reserve your seat(s). Seating is limited. Event website is Sponsored by Lopez School Music Advocacy Foundation.

Sat Oct. 10

Chimera Gallery Artist Reception: From 5 – 7 p.m. at Chimera Gallery. Chimera Gallery exhibits ~Current Inspirations~ from oil painter Skip Peralta and mixed media painter Sheila Simpson-Creps. Join artists and fellow art enthusiasts at Chimera Gallery’s reception Oct 10, 5-7 p.m. This showing runs from Oct. 10 thru Nov. 13. Chimera Gallery in heart of Lopez Village, Next to Cafe La Boheme, Holly B’s Bakery and Bucky’s Restaurant. Admission free.

Sun. Oct. 11

Meet Author Ralph Nansen: 4 p.m. at the LCCA, will give a talk and read excerpts from his new book, Energy Crisis: Solution From Space. Islehaven Books will have books available for signing.

Wed. Oct. 14

Charley Thweatt in Concert: Do not miss your chance to see Charley Thweatt in concert for a family night of fun acoustic music. A year ago Charley thrilled an overflow Lopez Library crowd of kids and parents with some fun story telling and songs about a bear and a dog, broccoli for breakfast and an eagle who thought he was a chicken. He’s shared the stage or co-led events with many notable leaders in his field, including Jerry Jampolsky, Hugh Prather, Ram Dass, Deepok Chopra, Bernie Seigel, among others. This concert is appropiate for the whole family and is free. 7:00 p.m., Lopez Island Library.

Sun Oct. 18

Film showing “Red Gold”: This is an award-winning environmental documentary produced by Felt Soul Media. The issue, the proposed Pebble Mine would introduce a copper/gold mine situated at the top of one of the world’s most prolific salmon producing regions, Bristol Bay. At the LCCA 7 p.m.

Wed. Oct. 21

Bob Myhr : Please join San Juan County Council Member Bob Myhr from 4-5:30, Lopez Library, to discuss county property tax increase ballot proposal, budget reductions, Lopez Village changes, fireworks, Critical Areas Ordinance/Shoreline Master Plan, BLM lands, ferries, and other county issues. Everyone welcome.

San Juan Island

Sat Oct. 10

San Juan Nature Institute annual fundraiser: The SJI annual fundraising event will take place in the Mullis Center, Friday Harbor. Tickets are $45 per person and reservations are requested. This can be done on-line at or by calling 378-3646. Hors d’ouvres and wine from the no-host bar will be served at 6 p.m. followed by an eclectic northwest dinner catered by Chef Farhad Ghatan. San Juan Jazz quintet will provide the music and Mary Ruckelshaus of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center will be our honored guest.

Tues Oct. 13

San Juan Islands Conservation District: Regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Conservation District office meeting room, 540 Guard Street, Friday Harbor. Call 378-6621 with questions or visit

Tues Oct. 13

The Ferry Advisory Committee: The committee will hold their regular meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m., in the Large Conference Room, Legislative Building, 55 Second St., Friday Harbor.

Wed. Oct. 28

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: Their regular meeting will be held from 11:30- 1:30 p.m., the site to be determined.

Fri Oct. 30

The Veterans’ Advisory Board: Their regular meeting will be held from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, Legislative Building, 55 Second St., Friday Harbor.