Islands Weekly Community Calendar | Sept. 9

Lopez Island Master Gardener Debby Hatch will share her experience and knowledge of what works in her extraordinary garden during her acclaimed presentation “Beds, Barriers, and Black Hoses.”

Community Calendar


Beds, Barriers, and Black Hoses

Lopez Island Master Gardener Debby Hatch will share her experience and knowledge of what works in her extraordinary garden during her acclaimed presentation “Beds, Barriers, and Black Hoses.” The presentation is on Thursday, Sept. 11, downstairs below the fire station where the Senior Center is located. Coffee and goodies at 9:30 a.m. Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by Lopez Island Garden Club.

Land Bank meeting

The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Sept. 12. The meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. and will be held in the Community Meeting Room at the Lopez Library. Public comment time is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. The public is welcome at every monthly Land Bank Commission meeting. 

Hazardous waste round-up

A hazardous waste round-up for households and businesses will be at the Lopez Island Solid Waste Facility on Sunday, Sept. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. Bring your flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive wastes. Household fluorescent light tubes and CFLs will also be collected. There is a $7.50 basic fee + $.05/lb over 120 pounds (~15 gallons). A $2/gallon fee will be charged for latex paints brought to this event. Businesses must pre-register by phoning 370-0503. Sponsored by San Juan County Solid Waste Division with a grant from WA Department of Ecology.

County Council meeting on Lopez

The County Council will hold its regular meeting at Lopez Center on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10:15 a.m. The public invited.


FEAST community dinner

The FEAST class (Farm Education And Sustainability for Teens), would like to invite the community to a delicious local meal, fundraiser and celebration on Sept. 7, 6 p.m. at the Madrona Room at the Orcas Center. It will be a chance to get involved in a program that has spanned the islands and a time to celebrate the students and the richness of this vibrant, skilled, community! Music, slide show of the summer, good conversation and fun to be had! Enjoy a meal prepared by students and local chefs, of ingredients from the FEAST garden and local farms. The menu will consist of lamb, beef, vegetarian kabobs served over herbed rice pesto, garlic green beans, local salad greens, and blackberry cobbler. Tickets are available at Darvill’s, The Kitchen, and the Orcas Island Recreation Program office at the Senior Center. $20 for individual tickets; $65 for a family of four. Call 376-5339 to R.S.V.P.

Kids Theater Comedy Show

The Kids Theater Comedy Show will be on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13, 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center. $12 adults, $8 students. What’s it like to eat in the world’s stickiest restaurant? What do you do when you realize there is no light in your brain? Who stole Schrödinger’s cat? And what does Kierkegaard Turk, Philosopher Detective, have to do with all this? Join the youth actors of Improvissimo and find out! Sensible answers are suspect; laughter is not. Directed by John Clancy. Support youth local theater, laugh, and see a great show. Call the Orcas Center for tickets (376-ACT1). Sponsors are needed to support the youth theater program. Call 376-5339 to be part of the playbill.

OPALCO meeting

The regularly scheduled meeting of the OPALCO board of directors will meet in the Eastsound office Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m.

San Juan

Sept. 11 Remembrance Service

The San Juan Chamber of Commerce is holding a minute of silence on Thursday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of those who were lost on September 11, 2001 and the years since in the fight against terrorism. 8:55 a.m.: Those who wish to join the procession down Spring Street will meet at Wells Fargo. 9:11 a.m.: The Cannon will be fired in Memorial Park (to symbolize the airplanes hitting the buildings). 9:11 a.m. to 9:12 a.m.: One minute of silence. (They request that all shop keepers, office workers and pedestrians stand in silence on the spot for these 60 seconds. Church bells will ring during this time. After the minute of silence: Fire/EMS and Sheriff vehicles will assemble at Memorial Park sounding sirens. (To symbolize the rescue workers who arrived on the scene.) Mayor David Jones will read a proclamation Prayer by Pastor Joe Gamez .

Low Impact Development Clinic

As part of an ongoing commitment to professional development for the civil engineering profession in northwest Washington State, the North Branch of the Seattle Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) along with local sponsors are hosting a clinic for professionals involved in the design, construction, and development review of stormwater management using the techniques associated with Low Impact Development (LID). The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Speakers will present on rain garden design and construction, permeable paver installation, and the hydrologic modeling of LID features in a site development. This Low Impact Development Clinic will be at the San Juan Island Yacht Club on Friday, Sept. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Attendees in the development and landscaping professions and businesses are encouraged to call in their reservations early. Attendance is limited to 60 participants. If you are interested in attending you must RSVP to Celine Landauer Allen: or (360) 848-1595.

San Juan Library events

Saturday, Sept. 13: Laura Daugereau, Iditarod musher, 7 p.m., San Juan Island Library fireplace lounge, free. Laura Daugereau returns to the library, the first woman from Washington to complete the Iditarod race. She will talk about her experience racing the historic, 1,049-mile trail. Co-sponsored by the San Juan Island Library, the Friends of the Library, and Mike and Kim Bertrand.

Sunday, Sept. 14: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 5:30 p.m., San Juan Island Library fireplace lounge, free. Amnesty International hosts a four-part discussion series commemorating the 60th anniversary of this landmark document in the history of civilization. Co-sponsored by the San Juan Island Library and the Friends of the Library.