Around the island….
Happy Thursday to you! Let’s catch up on things around the island:
• Hey…I hear that the benefit that was being planned for Tim Lance is being re-scheduled – I’ll keep you posted when there’s more information, but for now it’s not happening this weekend…
• You’ve heard that Vic & Monique Woodward & their gang is going on their Dominican Republic mission again this year – and when they go in mid-June, it would be cool if you could donate some shoes for them to take – here’s more:
Needed: Men’s athletic shoes for Haitians
Drop off shoes at these locations:
X-treme Fitness, San Juan Fitness, FH Presbyterian Church, Friday Harbor High
Donate Shoes Today!
Dominican Republic Mission Trip – Basketball Camp
June 23 – July 1st, 2012
• From Stan Matthews, for the County:
Donald “Pete” Rose was honored for his service to San Juan County yesterday, Tuesday, May 23, at his last Council meeting as County Administrator. After six years as Administrator here, Rose is leaving to become City Administrator of Lake Forest Park, Washington, in King County.
In a Proclamation, Council Chair Patty Miller thanked Rose for his hard work and creativity as the first administrator under the County’s home rule charter, adopted in 2005. The proclamation also noted that Rose must now make a “difficult transition from these beautiful islands to a landlocked city where critical areas are places where unfavorable reviews are posted, and a marine environment is a club with military décor.”
Rose’s last official day on the job is June 8.
• This weekend there’s another “Know Your Island Walk” scheduled – here’s more from Eileen & The Trails Committee:
KNOW YOUR ISLAND WALK
Know Your Island Walk: Sat May 26, 2012, 1-4pm.
Meet Sandy Strehlou, Town of Friday Harbor Coordinator of Historic Preservation and Kevin Loftus, Director of San Juan Historical Museum. Take a tour of Post War Architecture in Friday Harbor, also known as Recent Past Architecture: 1945-1960. Discover why these familiar and often under-appreciated buildings are considered historic and important to our heritage. The walk ends with a private tour of the more distant past at the San Juan Historical Museum with eight buildings, each holding displays and exhibits.
Park at the Courthouse Parking Lot and meet under the heritage black walnut tree in front of the SJC Courthouse. Lenth is 2 mi RT. Terrain is sidewalk and museum grounds. Rated easy. NO DOGS, please.
• This weekend there’s a special treat for you on Saturday – here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith at the Community Theatre:
New Island Music Group Premieres Saturday
From classical to pop to jazz…diverse music from a diverse ensemble of San Juan Island musicians brings “Melodious Notes over the Harbor” to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
“It’s fun to put all of these wonderful talents together,” said clarinetist Sue Collado. Collado (who recently moved from California where she performed with the San Diego Symphony and was the principal clarinetist for the La Jolla Symphony for 28 years) wanted to bring together her new island musician friends for a concert showcasing their individual talents.
Collado, pianists Sonja Zarek, Dorothy Baker and Grisha Krivchenia; pianist and vocalist Carol Hooper; and cellist Laurie Do will share solo or small group pieces from noted composers including Mozart, Joplin and Ravel as well as the island’s own Alex Shapiro and Richard Hieronymus. Shapiro’s piece, Intermezzo, was written as a response to “the waves of the ocean and a reflection of the ways of a more introspective, emotional sea.” Hieronymus just completed his Misty April Mornings (Oh, how I love them), a lyric clarinet solo with jazz chords that Collado and Zarek will play.
“I composed this piece for Sue and molded it daily through my April moods, hoping the music would speak for me to you, through Sue and Sonja,” said Hieronymus.
Collado says bringing together all of these artists has been a joy, and she hopes this will be the start of a new series of San Juan Islanders Chamber Music concerts.
The Business Partner for the concert is Islanders Insurance. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for student reserved and $5 student RUSH at the door. The SJCT box office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tickets may also be purchased on-line at www.sjctheatre.org