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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.

 

San Juan Island
Sponsor
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
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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
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 www.lopezfarmersmarket.com

Orcas Island
Sunday, May 17, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 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 in May, June, August, September & October, 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, Friday Harbor
Monday, May 18, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with this highly anticipated play.

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness?

This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask?

Meanwhile, Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

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.

Orcas Island
Sponsor
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Village Green, Eastsound

The 20th anniversary of the annual Bite of Orcas showcases the specialties of Orcas Island chefs on the Village Green from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and benefits Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. In addition, Kaleidoscope Pre-School is at it again, organizing the island's furry friends Pet Parade with exciting categories, which begins at 11:00 a.m. and end at the Eastsound Village Grounds in the heart of downtown where participants receive a trophy or ribbon. Also enjoy kid-friendly food and customized Kaleidoscope t-shirts after the parade.

Orcas Island
Saturday, May 23, 2015
5:00 p.m.

The Smugglers' Blues - The Illicit, Illegal and Immoral on the Salish Sea Exhibit Opening Gala. Join us in our museum turned speakeasy for a Roaring 20's-Prohibition themed gala. Costumes are encouraged, Food, fun, games, music and a compelling exhibit chronicling 150 years of smuggling in our region. Advance reservations and prepaid.

"There's lots of shady characters and lots of dirty deals".

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