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Lopez Island
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts

Free events for the whole family, including sheep shearing, cheese making, spinning and weaving, felting and dyeing, sheep and goats to meet; vendors of local fleece, yarn, textiles, goat cheese. and local artisans.

Evening dinner presented by Vita’s Wildly Delicious with appetizers at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.. Auction is at 5:30 p.m.; tickets $44 per person or reserve a table of 8 for $350. Seating is limited so reservations are necessary.

For tickets and information on the dinner contact: or call 360-468-4268

Information on the day's events contact Island Fibers at: or call 360-468-2467

Portion of the proceeds to benefit Lopez Farm to School Program.

San Juan Island
Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Monday, May 25, 2015
4:00 p.m.

Contemporary realism painted with depth and emotive qualities that remind us of our place in the world. Anelecia was grown and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She paints meditative and reflective paintings about our relationship with objects. Her quiet paintings of everyday objects reflect the passage of time...the used piece of soap, the crumbled up ticket and the stuffed animals. All these images strike a chord within us. Her paintings allow reminiscing about these special moments, in which time is fluid and moving.

Reception for the artist will be on Saturday, May 9th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. The artist will talk about her recent works.

Lopez Island
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to Sunday, June 21, 2015
Noon - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

A display of signature quilts made by the Lopez community beginning in the late-1800s.

Lopez Island
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lopez Village next to the Community Center, Village Road North

Visit the Lopez Farmers' Market to find island-grown vegetables, fruit and flowers, as well as island-produced food products such as jams, chutneys, pickles, fresh fudge, seafood, natural grass-fed meats, and more. You'll also be able to purchase a wide variety of arts and crafts including jewelry, soaps, healing oils and salves, glass art, textiles, art prints, photography, furniture, metal works, etc.—all by local artisans. The market runs seasonally on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the Lopez Center for Community & the Arts. The Lopez Market starts in mid May and ends mid September.

For more information contact: Martha Garcia Phone: 360-468-2411

San Juan Island
Saturday, May 16, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
620 University Rd.

This event offers a fabulous opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the world-renowned research and teaching facilities. 

The Labs will be open for self-guided tours.  Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations.  There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. 

Venture out to the end of the dock!  Visitors can step aboard and tour our 58’ research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and high-tech sonar systems. FHL divers will be demonstrating SCUBA. In keeping with FHL tradition, there will be fresh popped popcorn for one and all.  (Light refreshments will also be available at the historic Dining Hall)

Scientific Lectures will be scheduled throughout the afternoon.

Sturdy shoes are recommended because the tour route includes rough dock planks, gravel paths and trails. You can find free popcorn in the tradition of Friday Harbor Laboratories' Open Houses, and light refreshments will be available in the Dining Hall for a small fee.


Orcas Island
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Come Enjoy the Harvest! The Orcas Island Farmers Market is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the first weekend of October on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.

During most of October and November, the Market meets on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, located on Haven Street just south of Main Street on the way to Madrona Point. For information call:  360-317-8342.

All Items sold in the market are grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans. The market includes produce, much of it organic, crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, food and drink vendors, and some of Orcas Island's service organizations (historical museum, master gardeners).

Lopez Island
Saturday, May 16, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Lopez Center for Community and the Arts

Great Pairings - Food and Wine Benefit for Lopez Children's Center. Award winning winemaker Brent Charnley will present 5 of his newly released wines. Each wine will be paired with a separate food course prepared by 5 of your favorite local chefs.


Orcas Island
Sunday, May 17, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Long time Orcas Islander Harry Patten will discuss the smuggling on and around Orcas Island in Part one of The Smugglers' Blues.
Every third Sunday, our History Matinees in 2015 will explore in depth the lawmen, the law breakers, who smuggled what where, and why with different speakers each month including law enforcement. From wool to opium, whiskey to Chinese immigrants our region has been a crossroads for those willing to risk it all for illegal profits.

San Juan Island
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.

This film follows a group of strong-minded, committed people as they attempt to change the public opinion of a town, and eventually the entire country, to remove both dams on the Elwha River in Washington State. The film tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history. It explores an extraordinary community effort to set the river free, and documents an unlikely victory for environmental justice. The camera soars over mountain headwaters, dives into schools of salmon, and captures turbines grinding to a halt as the project takes shape. Return of the River features people and perspectives on all sides of the Elwha debate, reflecting the many voices of the adjacent valley. The community comes to a consensus, setting the Elwha River free and showing the way to a more sustainable future. Amid grim environmental news, Return of the River offers a story of hope and possibility.

Running time:  69 minutes

San Juan Island
Thursday, May 21, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Lavendera Massage Lavendera Massage - Center for Evolving Well Being, 285 Spring Street

Every third Thursday, (except during County Fair on Thursday of August 14th) Lavendera Massage opens the doors to our community of gifted healers for Wellness Nights. Stop by between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m to share your own gifts, and/or receive from others. Enjoy connecting into a unique network of people in the uplifting environment of reciprocal healing. Each session lasts about 10-15 minutes and can include clothed massage, energy work, and intuitive readings.

As of October, our Thursday evening events will begin at 6:30 p.m. until next summer.