Lopez AA Meetings
Lopez AA meetings at the Children’s Center: Monday, Big Book, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 12×12, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon. Al-Anon family group meets every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall of Grace Episcopal Church. Women’s meeting Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. (call 468-4648 or 468-0541 for location).
AA on Orcas
Alcoholics Anonymous for Orcas Island has 24-hour help. Call 376-4522.
Tai Chi on Lopez
Lopez Senior Center presents beginning and advanced Tai Chi at Woodmen Hall every Wednesday. Beginning and advanced: 9 a.m. For more information, call Jerry at 468-4709.
Waldron community meeting
The Waldron community meeting is every second Saturday of the month in the schoolhouse. The group meets at 2:30 p.m. in the winter, and 4 p.m. in spring and summer.
The recent production of “Fiddler on the Roof” showed that there are many talents available here in the community of Lopez. Together, let’s continue to exchange, explore, and expand our knowledge and creativity through expressive acting, while progressively opening to the realization of the body as the actors’ most essential tool. If interested in this kind of group, please call Serge and Khorsian at 468-4656.
Chess at Lopez Library
Come to the Lopez Library community room Wednesday April 2, at 7 p.m. to play chess. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Snacks provided. Call John at 468-3224 or email LopezChess@gmail.com. Thanks to all who made the 3/22 tournament a success.
SJ Nature Institute Lectures
On Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., Dr. Anthony Blau, UW Institute for Stem Cell Research, will be lecturing on breakthroughs in stem cell technology and regenerative medicine, hosted by the San Juan Nature Institute at the Commons, Friday Harbor Labs. All are welcome at no charge, refreshments will be served.
On Friday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. at The Whale Museum, all are invited to a reception for Kathy Fletcher, Executive Director of People For Puget Sound, followed by a discussion on “Marine Stewardship – the State of the Sound in the San Juans,” co-sponsored by The Whale Museum, San Juan Nature Institute, and People For Puget Sound. All are welcome at no charge.
Wolf Hollow benefit concert
Wolf Hollow “Keep the Wildlife Alive” wildlife benefit concert and silent auction featuring Isle be Jammin’ performers will be at the San Juan Island Grange on Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission donation: $15 adults, $5 children under 12 years. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Vinny’s Ristorante included in admission price, no-host bar.
Free meditation lecture
The Kadampa Meditation Center of Washington is presenting a free public talk, “Learning To Change Your Mind,” on April 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Orcas Island Public Library. The speaker is Western Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Khedrub. The essence of Buddhist practice is to change the habits of your mind so we are of more benefit to ourself and to all those we encounter. Buddha’s teachings help identify more clearly which types of mind are beneficial and which are harmful. Through Buddha’s wisdom and meditation we can gently let go of our old habits of mind and learn simple techniques that make us more peaceful and happy. Everyone welcome. No registration necessary. Free.
The Friends of Lopez Island Library will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, April 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the Library.