Learn about stage lighting, audio, video in upcoming Orcas Center class

June 18, 25, July 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Orcas Center — from Bethany Marie for Orcas Center — Orcas Center Technical Director Jake Perrine will be offering three free introductory classes on the amazing MacOS show-control program Qlab (figure53.com) which Orcas Center now uses. If you’ve ever wanted to … Continue reading

Genealogy Club continues to add branches to islanders’ family trees

Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Orcas Library — from Kathi Ciskowski — The Orcas Island Genealogy Club will meet for the regular meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30-12:30 in the Community Room of the Orcas Island Library.  “Let’s Work…Many Hands … Continue reading

EDC invites knowledge workers in San Juan County to a meet-up on Lopez

Monday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Lopez Library — from Mickey von Dassow for Economic Development Council — The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics, or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific … Continue reading

Fabulous fermentation: A food co-op sauerkraut workshop with Regina Zwilling

Saturday, May 4, 1 – 3 p.m., Orcas Food Co-op — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Food Co-op — Lacto-fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut and kimchi, are the original superfoods. Here’s a rundown of the many ways fermented veggies support robust health and vitality: Fermented vegetables are teeming with probiotics, … Continue reading

Museum, Kwiaht sponsor heritage scionwood exchange and grafting workshop

Thursday April 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. — from Brittney Maruska for Orcas Island Historical Museums — Interested in island heritage fruit? Orcas Island Historical Museums and Kwiaht are sponsoring a heritage scionwood exchange and grafting workshop at the Museum, 181 N. Beach Rd, Eastsound on Thursday April 11 3:30-5:30 p.m. Botanist … Continue reading

EDC and SVC to Offer Free Training in Construction Welding this Spring

— from Glenn Hendrick for Economic Development Council — The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is partnering with Skagit Valley College (SVC) to offer free training in Construction Welding basics at SVC’s Mount Vernon campus this May.  This latest class in the EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is sponsored … Continue reading