Jonathan Byrd performance
Jonathan Byrd will perform on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lopez Island Grange Hall. $10 admission. North Carolinian and Kerrville New Folk winner Jonathan Byrd’s substantive songs are rich with imagery and textures and influences from Appalachian, country, early American balladry, modern atmospheric Mideastern, urban and old timey folk music. More info: www.radiofreelopez.com, 468-2753.
Fiction Writers’ Group
The first, organizational meeting of the Fiction Writers Group will be on Saturday, March 29, 1 p.m. at 459 Aleck Bay Road. All fiction writers are welcome. Bring your ideas! For more information, call 468-3168 or 468-2104.
Town Hall meeting on underage drinking
The Student Leadership Class of Lopez School District invites all students, parents and community members to an interactive presentation surrounding the myths of underage drinking. They will provide an opportunity for the community to come together to learn more about the myths surrounding underage drinking in our community.
The public is invited to participate in the presentation on April 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lopez Community Center. Pizza will be served.
For further information contact any member of the Student Leadership Class at Lopez High School or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about underage drinking, go to StartTalkingNow.org.
First aid/CPR class on Lopez
Lopez Island Fire & EMS will be teaching a First aid /CPR class at Station 41 on Wed. April 2, and Thurs. April 3, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Participants must attend all three classes. Limited to 15 participants. $15 fee.
Bob Myhr community meeting
Join County Council Member Bob Myhr at the Lopez Library on Thursday, April 3, 4:00-5:30 p.m. for a discussion of local and county issues, including County Charter implemenation status, Lopez UGA, Odlin Park South, Fisherman Bay Road Plan, ferries, and other current issues. Everyone encouraged to attend and provide comments and input about county policy.
People for Puget Sound lectures
The Whale Museum and The San Juan Nature Institute are pleased to welcome Kathy Fletcher for a discussion about the state of our inland waters and the efforts to restore their health by the year 2020. Kathy Fletcher is the founder and executive director of People for Puget Sound, a citizens’ organization formed in 1991 to protect and restore Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits. This special event is on Friday, April 4. An informal reception begins at 6:30 p.m. to meet Kathy as well as other staff members from People for Puget Sound, the San Juan Nature Institute, and The Whale Museum. The lecture, which begins at 7:00 p.m., is free and open to the public, although donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext. 23. The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N.
On April 5, Doug Myers will present “Climate Change in the San Juans.” Myers is the Science Director for People For Puget Sound. The lecture will in Emmanuel Church, Eastsound, 6:30 p.m. public reception, 7 p.m., presentation. RSVP so they know how much food to get for the reception: Julie Lein, (206) 382-7007, email@example.com.
These programs are presented as part of People For Puget Sound’s “Simple Things You Can Do to Save Our Sound: Earth Month 2008 Campaign,” funded in part by a grant from the Washington Department of Ecology.
Funhouse benefit sushi dinner
Lori and Bob Breslauer are generously hosting a sushi tasting dinner to benefit The Funhouse at their beautiful West Sound Café, on Sunday, April 6. They are bringing out Taichi Kitamura, owner and celebrated chef of Seattle’s famous Chiso restaurant, to present his choices of a fixed, special sushi menu. As he says, he will “serve you food that I want to eat myself in the way I would like to be served.” There will be two seatings only (first one starts at 5:00), $65 per person. For reservations, please call the Cafe directly at 376-4440.