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OIPP Alcohol and Tobacco training

On Tuesday June 3 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. the Washington Liquor Control Board and Orcas Island Prevention Partnership will be offering the annual summer training on alcohol and tobacco laws at the Orcas Island Fire Hall Conference Room. The training reviews the Washington state laws regarding the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors and places a special emphasis on checking IDs accurately, refusing sales to intoxicated customers, and promoting increased comfort in knowing when to ask for identification. This training does not qualify the restaurant and bar staff for their Mandatory Alcohol Servers Training (MAST) but does increase employee and business skills in accurately reading identification and refusing sales as needed.

Last year the businesses who sent employees to this training were 100% in compliance with the laws when they received unannounced undercover compliance checks. Regular training does allow businesses to maintain high standards regarding the sale of alcohol and tobacco and the service of alcohol and to support a safe and healthy community. For further information, you may contact Orcas Island Prevention Partnership at 360.376.1547.

Dunkin’ at Sunken

Get your teams together for Island Rec’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sunken Park in Friday Harbor. Participants will battle it out to see who has the best team in the Islands. Teams of three players are recommended, but four will be allowed. Games will be taking place on both ends of the court at the same time. The cost to register is $10 per player and teams that register before June 10 will be provided with a special T-shirt. There must be 5 teams registered by June 10, or the tournament will be cancelled, so register early! For more information, please contact Abby Spann at 378-4953,, or come by our office at 580 Guard Street. Any one interested in being a volunteer referee or scorekeeper for this event, please contact Abby.

Lab Jazz

On Saturday night, June 7th, Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its 8th annual Jazz at the Labs, an evening of food, fun and great music at the Labs. There will be dinner and music from 6:00-7:00 p.m., with music provided by Dennis Willows and the San Juan Jazz Sextet. Starting at 7:00 p.m. Jay Thomas and Jazz Coalescence, the outstanding jazzband from Seattle will perform jazz standards with their own special edge. This event benefits the San Juan Island Schools K-12 program. Call early for reservations and information at 378-2165 ext 0.

Blood Drive

The Lopez Island Lions Club is sponsoring a Puget Sound Blood Center blood drive at the Lopez Village Community Church on Tuesday, June 3 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. Both established donors and new donors are welcome! Questions? Please contact Fritz Baesman (468-3584) for more information.

Friends of Lopez Pool

Friends of Lopez Island Pool (FLIP) is having a meeting, Monday, June 2 at 5 p.m. at the Lopez Library. Join us for a short concise meeting to see where we are with the pool project or to get involved in the SPLASH! fundraiser on June 21 at the Center or to help with the 4th of July FLIP float.

Our last meeting last October was the springboard for the winter work which was done. We have accomplished many of our goals and are now incorporated as a nonprofit organization with WA state 501(c)3 status is pending.

Summer is here and we are diving into action.

Geology of Sucia by kayak

“Geology of Sucia by Kayak,” a San Juan Nature Institute adult field workshop, will consist of boating to and from Sucia on the Blackfish with Outer Island Expeditions, a morning hike with geologist Michael Yeaman, an afternoon kayak with Shearwater Adventures kayaks, plus gear and guide. Day trips are on June 15, Sept. 7, and Sept. 20. The cost is $175 Each trip is limited to nine participants. Registration is REQUIRED: Call Shearwater Adventures, 360-376-4699. More information:, Teachers: clock hours are available for this workshop.

Community potluck for Lopez grads

Community Potluck to honor all 2008 Lopez Island Grads will be on Friday, June 6, 5:30 p.m. at the Lopez Community Center. Everybody welcome!

San Juan Nature Institute

San Juan Nature Institute’s Orcas Spring Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Wednesdays at the Orcas Senior Center. June 4 is Natural History of Turtleback with Eliza Habegger, Land Steward, SJC Land Bank. All are welcome at no charge. Refreshments will be served.

Learn to Sail!

Have fun this summer while learning a new life long recreational skill! Opportunities for kids 9 and older, including adults, are still open for Island Rec’s basic sailing classes for the week of June 16-20. Aboard El Toros, participants will learn the basic skills necessary to become a competent sailor. A women’s only class is being held the weekend of July 11-13. Cost for these classes start at $135.