Around the island…
• Darlene TroBaugh at the Roche Harbor Gift Shop has news:
Please let everyone know that I am retiring from Roche Harbor Gift Shop and in celebration I am having a sale, 50% off EVERYTHING in the shop.
• This weekend, Dec. 4th is an acoustic showcase at the Rumor Mill…Kate Schuman, Steve Dyer, Kirk Furhmeister, and Ian Boulton.
• On Sunday, Devorah and the Rumor Mill have a Hannakuh Party planned at 4pm. Devorah has a Facebook page with details… she says:
Traditional food, music and games!!! Family Fun!!! Candle lighting @ 4pm….I can’t wait to share this Festival of Lights with my island family!!
• Got a minute? Here’s a nice little vid with dirt jumps by Justin Blevins, video by Tawm Perkowski, and music by Be Careful – check it out:
Monday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m at SJCT’s PARC Building, 70 Saltspring Drive. Director Susan Williams is looking for 17 cast members for this “out of the ordinary” French comedy, The Madwoman of Chaillot. Perusal scripts available at the box office.
• I just got this note from our friends at the SeaDocs Society…you’ve seen him playing jazz in town, and he’s on the Preservation Trust Board, and now he’s a friend to the puffins. Here’s more, from the SeaDocs folks:
SeaDoc’s newest Scientist, Dr. Thor Hanson, was just hired to write a Washington State Status Review for Tufted puffins.
These amazing diving birds are candidates for listing by the State of Washington but an official status review must be written before the Fish and Wildlife Commission can decide their ultimate listing fate: Threatened, Endangered or no listing. If listed, the State will write and implement a recovery plan to ensure we don’t lose this amazing species.
Tufted Puffins have declined precipitously in the Salish Sea and no longer nest on many of the islands where they historically reared their young, including Puffin Island, Flattop, Skipjack and others. If you ever had the opportunity to hear Thor speak you know about his passion for birds. Thor also is author of The Impenetrable Forest and a self-described “eco-nerd”. He lives on San Juan Island with his wife and son.
We couldn’t have hired Thor for this important work without donations from SeaDoc supporters like you. Thank you! Please join us in welcoming Thor!
• Jerry & Dennis at San Juan Supplements had a drawing form all those folks who dropped by their open house last month – and Josie won! Here’s more from the guys:
San Juan Supplements is pleased to announce the winner of the Grand Opening Day raffle. Josie Byington won the raffle drawing, which included 3 free months at Xtreme Fitness, free personal training time with Randy from Xtreme Fitness, and complimentary workout products. Congratulations, Josie!
• You know, I’ve helped with the Children’s Festival, and it’s a fun gig – here’s more from Sally:
Children’s Festival Organizers Needed
Plans are just beginning for the 21st Annual Children’s Festival scheduled for May 7, 2011 and committee members are needed to help with planning, organizing and overseeing this festival.
No special skills are necessary, other than the willingness and time to work as a team committed to creating a fun filled festival! With the exception of the festival day itself, time required is minimal, averaging 6-8 hours per month.
Call Sally Thomsen, Recreation Director at Island Rec at 378-4953 to learn more about this fantastic opportunity!
• A little help, wanted:
Wanted: Snow removal contractor for Friday Harbor business parking lot and sidewalks. Ideal candidate will be extremely reliable and timely, and have snow removal equipment available. Lot and sidewalks need to be cleared of snow promptly following accumulations on weekdays. Parking lot is approximately 4,500 square feet and is at 425 Caines Street. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit letter of interest which should include your contact information, fee proposal, qualifications, description of snow removal methods, and availability.
• There’s a couple of chances to check out St. David’s Day School in the next couple of weeks – here’s more from the school:
The first two Mondays in December (Dec. 6 and 13), the staff of Saint David’s Day School are inviting children (with or without their family members!) to come and spend part of their day at the school with our other children.
The Staff and Board of Saint David’s Day School wants to thank all those in the community who have welcomed our involvement over the last couple school years, and especially the families who have shared their children with us, and all the hard working volunteers who have helped make our efforts to provide an excellent curriculum-based enrichment program to our community’s children: from materials to work parties to build our new playground equipment.
If you think your child would benefit from or like to try out our program, or simply would like to see the facility (and new playground equipment!), meet the teachers, and get any questions answered yourself, please come on in out of the cold one of the next couple Mondays! Call Margaret Barker at (360) 298-4161 to make an appointment if possible so we might expect you. We hope this opportunity will give a chance for parents in the community to become more acquainted with our program, and see us in action!
We also welcome anyone who might want to observe our program, whether they have a child that would benefit this season or not. Saint David’s Day School has open enrollment for ongoing classes that match up with and augment the morning public kindergarten curriculum, and new programs for Pre-K students are now being designed. We have more to offer than meets the eye!
Saint David’s Day School is on the corner of Park and Marguerite Street, beneath Saint David’s Episcopal Church (780 Park Street). School hours are from 11:15am until 3:00pm.
Carmen Tompkins & Margaret Barker,
Saint David’s Day School Staff