Monday August 6
Devas, Gaia and You: Freya Secrest, MSD., formerly staff member in the Findhorn, Scotland community, teaches on themes of contemporary spiritual practice as a spiritual mentor from 10 a.m .to 5 p.m. Cost: $45. (includes an ovo-lacto vegetarian lunch. The lunch break will be two hours, from 12:30 – 2:30). For more information, contact Indralaya, 360/376-4526, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
Tuesday, August 7
Wednesday, August 8
Turtleback Brass at the Brown Bag Concert, noon to 12:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal church.
Orcas Island Farmer’s Market celebrates National Farmer’s Market Week. Festivities from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eastsound Village Green include a Scavenger Hunt and lots of music.
Pajama Storytime in the Public Library at 6:15 p.m. 376-4985
Thursday, August 9
Orcas School Garden Potato Patch Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Schedule:
• 9 to 11:30 – Garden tasks
• 11:30 to 1 – Make lunch in the garden and enjoy some music
• 1 to 2:30 – Special events (speakers, crafts, surprises)
• 2:30 to 3 – Group art project
Donations toward your lunch will be gratefully accepted. Drop-ins welcome! Contact our garden keeper, Chelsea, at 376-3031 for questions. Call 376-3031.
Occupy Together Orcas Meetup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.at the Waterfront Park entrance, Eastsound (Rainy day option: Meet at Enzo’s Cafe).
Cancer Support Group will meet at the Community Church Fireside Room at 5 p.m. This is a monthly, no cost, confidential support group for anyone touched by cancer whether personally, as family member, friend, caregiver or in any other capacity. Call Bogdan or Carol at 376-4198 for more information.
Port of Orcas Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Port Offices. On the agenda: Through the Fence, the Lantec property.
Friday, August 10
Deer Harbor Potluck at the Deer Harbor Community Hall, 6:30 p.m. 376-5404.
Agave Restaurant welcomes local singer/songwriter Carolyn Cruso, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, equally at home on hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar and vocals. She performs a diverse array of original songs as well as traditional material. Carolyn will do a dinner set beginning at 7:30p.m. with Ben Sheppard on bouzouki. They will then be joined by Randy Jezierski for lively second set at 8:30. No cover charge, reservations are recommended by phoning 376-1422.
Saturday, August 11
Library Fair 56th Annual Library Fair with food, art, entertainment and books, books and more books at the Village Green from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book sale ends at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Orcas Island Library.
Sunday, August 12
Explore the prairie landscape at American Camp at San Juan Island. Join the San Juan Islands Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society and park staff from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information on the San Juan Islands Chapter of the WNPS, or to coordinate carpooling, contact chapter secretary Madrona Murphy (360-468-2808, email@example.com).
Carl Burger at Music in the Park, 5 to 7 p.m. on the Village Green.