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Susan Gudgell, President
Mary Clure, Secretary
Mike Stolmeier
Charles Dalton
Colleen Armstrong
Mia Kartiganer
Shannon Borg
Audra Lawlor
Kim Morgan
Michell Marshall, Past Pres.
Ken Speck, Ex Officio

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Lance Evans
Executive Director
Heather Johnson, staff
Lisa Boyd, staff
Michele Wiley, volunteer
Carol Owens, volunteer
Barb Buman, volunteer  
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273
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Holiday Event
OCS INVITES YOU TO ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
(Thursday, December 18, 2 & 7 pm @ Orcas Christian School Campus Chapel)
This event will be a Christmas Musical with a contemporary arrangement of the Story of Christmas. There is no charge for this event and please arrive early for preferred parking. There will be a Christmas Cookie Reception after each program.  

INFORMATION:  For more information, please call 376-6683


SEA VIEW THEATRE MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THE HUNGER GAMES - MOCKINGJAY - PART 1
(Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm)
When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol. Rated PG-13. 4.5 out 5 star rating.  
Watch trailer here. LOUNGE OPENS at 6:30pm for wine, beer, concessions and conversation!

INFORMATION: 234 A St, 376-5724


Holiday Event
COMMUNITY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT
(Saturday, December 20, 2 pm @ Orcas Center)
An annual crowd favorite, this eclectic concert will have something for everyone.  Co-conductors Jim Shaffer-Bauck and Karen Key Speck bring their different musical choices and styles to the audience through selections such as marches, period pieces, sea songs, opera selections and traditional holiday tunes.
The concert is held midday so young and old alike can attend and not worry about being out after dark in inclement weather.  Bring your house guests, neighbors and friends to this fun and festive event.
This concert is free.  The Band strongly believes everyone should be able to enjoy the band's offering to the Community and the audience may donate whatever they can afford.  After the concert, attendees are invited to stay for a free desert party.

INFORMATION:  376-2281 ex 1


THE MET: LIVE IN HD - WAGNER'S DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
(Sunday, December 21 at 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy - back at the Met for the first time in eight years - about a group of Renaissance "master singers" whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.
$18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1


Holiday Event
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
(Sunday, December 21 from 4:30 pm)
The Lighted Boat Parade will begin just southwest of the  Orcas ferry landing. The fleet will circumnavigate the eastern shore of West Sound counter clockwise and end at the Orcas Island Yacht Club just in front of the West Sound Community Center. The public is welcome to park and view from the property. Boats should be arriving there at approximately 5:30 pm.  OIYC volunteers will be serving hot cider and hors d'oeuvres beginning at 5:30 at the Center. All are welcome to join skippers, crews and guests for a holiday celebration.


Holiday Event
'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE' AT ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH
(Sunday, December 21 & Wednesday, December 24)
Sunday 12/21 @ 9:30 am: Meditations on Frank Capra's Classic. Join us as Pastor & Cultural Commentator Dick Staub explores life lessons from the film.
Wednesday 12/24 @ 6 pm: Christmas Eve candlelight service. An island tradition for 131 years: All of your favorite carols, candlelight and more! Everybody is welcome!

INFORMATION: Call the OICC office at 360-376-6422 


Holiday Event 
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE @ EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH  
(Sunday, Dec. 21 at 5 pm)
The annual Festival of Lessons and Carols - All are welcome to come and hear the Christmas story told through scripture and beautiful music.  Refreshments in the Parish Hall after the concert.

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 5 pm, Family Christmas Eve Service in the Parish Hall
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 pm, Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service in church.
Regular schedule:
Sundays:  Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 am
Thursdays:   Holy Eucharist 12:15 pm
 
INFORMATION:  376-2352, Main Street, by the water with Rev. Berto Gandara


Holiday Event
CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH SUSAN OSBORN
(Monday/Tuesday, December 22/23 at 7:30 pm and Wednesday, December 24 at 7:30 & 10:30 pm @ Victorian Valley Chapel)
Songhouse is excited to announce the return of Susan Osborn's Victorian Valley Chapel Christmas Concerts!  Joining Susan this year will be Bruce Harvie, David Densmore and Leah Ballou. Tickets are $15 and all children 12 and under free.  Tickets will go on sale Friday November 28 at Siren Boutique in town and online at Brown Paper Tickets.  Bring your family and friends for this unforgettable candlelit musical celebration of the season.

INFORMATION:www.susanosborn.com



Announcements
 
MEMBERSHIP DEALS @ ORCAS ISLAND GOLF COURSE  
Every December, we offer an early sign up deal for paying for your 2015 membership by the end of 2014.  With your early sign up, we give you a 4 guest or golf cart pass, and 4 range tokens. These early sign ups help us with the expenses that come before the season starts.   
2015 memberships will run from May 1, 2015 to April 31, 2016. (In the past memberships ran April 1st to March 31st, we extended your 2014 membership by one month.)
New members who sign up before May 1st play free from the day they sign up.
Single AFTERNOON MEMBERSHIP    -    $599 plus tax, TOTAL: $647.52
Single FULL ALL DAY MEMBERSHIP  -    $799 plus tax, TOTAL: $863.72
Couple FULL ALL DAY MEMBERSHIP -    $1299 plus tax, TOTAL: $1404.22
If you choose to sign up in December please send a check made out to the Orcas Island Golf Course to P.O. Box 1295 Eastsound, WA 98245.
Check out on our website www.golforcas.com or Facebook page.  (##)

INFORMATION: Call or email Justin Taylor, 360-317-4406 or golf@golforcas.com


 
CHRISTMAS TREE SALES BENEFIT SALMONBERRY SCHOOL
Freshly cut, sustainably grown local Christmas trees for sale.  This year's trees are beautiful!  Many sizes and varieties to choose from, including Noble firs, Frasier firs, Grand and Douglas firs.  There are also You-Cut trees this year at Lum Farm, on a limited basis.    All proceeds benefit Salmonberry School.    The students will plant a new tree for every tree sold.  Please come take a look!   
Hours are Fridays 3:00-5:00,  Saturdays and Sundays 10:00-4:00, or by appointment.   The sale is located at the school on the corner of North Beach Road and Henry Lane.   

INFORMATION:  Call the Lums at 376-4454 or 317-8209, or Pauline Shuman at 298-2711


ANNOUNCING CLOSURE @ DOE BAY 
(Closed from December 1 thru Christmas)
This includes the Café and Spa/Soaking Tubs/Sauna. We will re-open on December 26th. The Store will remain open with limited hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm.


ROSARIO RESORT'S 4TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES 
(December)
Christmas trees return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort & Spa during the month of December, decorated by nine local non-profit organizations. Sponsored by the resort, the Festival of Trees is designed to be a fundraiser during this holiday season for the following participating organizations:

Friends of Moran State Park
The Funhouse Commons
Orcas Animal Protection Society
Orcas Family Health Center
Orcas Island Community Foundation
Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program
Orcas Island Historical Society
Orcas Montessori
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite tree by purchasing a vote at $1 per ticket throughout the entire month of December.  Each organization will receive the voting dollars, with the top three most voted trees winning additional cash prizes from Rosario Resort.  All voter tickets will also be entered into a raffle to win prizes, including two round-trip tickets on Kenmore Air with a two-night hotel stay, dinner for two at The Mansion Restaurant, and a two-month Rosario spa pass. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of Rosario before touring the tree display.

 
EAT PIZZA, HAVE FUN, AND SUPPORT OIR 
(Doe Bay Open Mic & Pizza night to benefit Orcas Island Rowing)
Go to the Doe Bay Cafe for local and regional talent for their weekly Open Mic and Pizza night, Thursdays 5 - 10 pm! Just come to listen, watch, eat and drink or bring your instrument, spoken word, comedy, magic, or other special talent to share. Enjoy Doe Bay Garden inspired pizzas, cocktails, beer, wine, and great times! No need to make a reservation, just show up! Doe Bay will donate $1 for every pizza sold to the junior Orcas Island Rowing team. OIR coaches and parents of junior rowers will be on hand to tell you about the club and what it does. Every month Doe Bay helps out our local non-profits during Pizza Night. Come on out and show your support!
For any questions about Pizza Night or Doe Bay Cafe visit their web site or call 376-8059. For information about Orcas Island Rowing check out their web site, email martin@OrcasIslandRowing.org or call 376-6935. (#)
 
Classes and Seminars

SPIRIT GATHERING AT ROSARIO RESORT & SPA
(Sunday, January 4, 2 - 4 pm @ The Spa at Rosario)
Join us for a taste of Trinity Energy Progression™.  Trinity takes healing to a whole new level by healing physical, emotional & mental pain, releasing limiting beliefs, soul contracts, energetic blocks & karma, remembering the soul's true state of love, joy, balance & harmony, re-aligning with your soul purpose, and reconnecting with the full divine consciousness. Facilitated by Trinity Energy Progression™ Facilitator Mary Hogan, participants will be guided through an opening meditation, experience a group Trinity Energy Progression™ session, receive personal messages, physical or emotional healing, karma clearing, etc., and have a 10-minute private conference.  $25 per person.

INFORMATION: To register please call The Spa 376-2152 ex 600


Shop the Rock


WHY EAT HAM WHEN YOU CAN EAT LAMB? 
Orcas Moon Alpacas in addition to its wonderful alpaca yarn and finished products we now offer USDA processed lamb, sheepskins and wool. Visit us at 329 Dolphin Bay road between town and the ferry landing, just off Orcas road by the Eastsound Kennels.  Tours are also available year round - please call 376-2707.  We would love to help you with your holiday photo.  LAMB IT ISN'T JUST FOR EASTER ANYMORE! (#)


ORCAS ARTS & GIFTS OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
(245 Main Street, Eastsound) 
Orcas Arts & Gifts will be open DAILY 11 am - 6 pm Thursday December 18th straight through Tuesday December 23rd, with special last-minute hours on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 10 am - 4 pm so you can get your last minute shopping in! Many new beautiful handmade jewelry designs have just been added! Also adding new designs from Orcas Island Sea Glass! Excellent stocking stuffers all over the shop, including crystals, fossils, ornaments, and yummy locally made candles. Celebrating 27 years, shop local and help us make it to 30!!  

 

INFORMATION:  Call 376-3462


EASTSOUND LIQUOR & WINE HAS YOUR HOLIDAY CHEER
Eastsound Liquor & Wine has all of your holiday wine and cocktail needs! Let us help you select the perfect gift for that special person or put together a case for your holiday celebration.We are thrilled to carry Orcas Island Distillery's fabulous Gin, Pear Brandy and Eau de Vie. Great for gifting or just for your own enjoyment!
As always there is 10% off on all wine purchases of 6 bottles or more! Mix/match.
Holiday Hours: Dec. 24th, 10am - 6pm.  Dec.31st, 10am - 8pm.
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

INFORMATION: 376-2616


SOLTICE SALE @ TRES FABU!
(Saturday & Sunday, December 20 & 21)
Tres Fabu is celebrating Winter Solstice this weekend with a 20% off store-wide sale - just in time for those last-minute gifts you need for the holidays!  Or maybe a little something fancy to put under your own tree - a bit of cashmere, warm scarf or those cute red boots you've been thinking about?  It's all 20% off now, including all Frasier Fir candles and accessories for the perfect hostess gift!  
And with the light comes...  Beauty!  The Porch is all decked out in Christmas splendor, and Osa Caudill and Maria Papademetriou have new jewelry, art, sculpture and whimsies.  Please join the artists at Tres Fabu on Sunday from 11 - 5 for elegant party refreshments and a look at what's new!
 We are also tickled pink that The Kitchen re-opens on Friday & Saturday just in time for Solstice, including happy hour both days.  A 10% discount is offered to Tres Fabu shoppers!

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-7673 or drop by 238 North Beach Rd, Eastsound


HOLIDAY SALE @ NEST
(December 21 - 31)
Nest is having a Sale for all you good girls and boys!  Beginning December 21st and running through the end of the year all merchandise will be 20% off (sorry cut flowers aren't included in this sale).  

INFORMATION:  376-4580


A CHRISTMAS WORD FROM JILLERY....
OH MY.....Christmas is going to be here any day now!  If you're like most of us.....you're not done with your shopping yet.  (I haven't even started!)  But it's easy for me, because I do all my shopping at Jillery!  (I get a real good deal there!)  Also, I can literally find something for EVERYONE on my list, and you can too!  REALLY!  (You won't get QUITE as good a deal as I can, but mention the BLAST and you'll get 20% off your entire purchase!!!)  We've got some terrific new faux fur fingerless gloves and infinity scarves for under $20 and a great new variety of ponchos for just $36.  Sock monkey gloves, hats and scarves are a big hit for young girls and Grandmas as well.  Stocking stuffers and Christmas ornaments galore, mostly on sale, and a yummy assortment of scented candles with beautiful votives holders and hurricanes to burn them in.  Free gift wrapping available too.  It's like a Christmas miracle in here!  

INFORMATION: Call 376-5522


HOLIDAY HOURS @ DARVILL'S BOOKSTORE
Wednesday, Dec 24 Christmas Eve     8 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday, Dec 25 Christmas Day        closed
Wednesday, Dec 31 New Year's Eve    8 am to 5 pm
Thursday, Jan 1 New Years Day          9 am to 4 pm  **store-wide sale**

INFORMATION:  376-9866


ISLAND HARDWARE WISHES YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
(Closed December 24 - January 2)
A Reminder that we are closed the week between Christmas and New Years.  We will close at 1 pm Wednesday, December 24 and reopen on Friday, January 2 at 7:30 am.

INFORMATION:  360-376-4200


HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE
(Healing Arts Center)
Holiday Gift Certificate sale --  $15 off all Gift Certificates purchased through December 31; no expiration date; massage, acupuncture, and more; recipient can choose practitioner. Call 360-376-4002, stop by 453 North Beach Road, Eastsound, 9-3 M-F for a gift you know will be much appreciated. Online ordering is now available as well. (#)

INFORMATION: Visit our website, orcashealingarts.com for info on our services


YOUR VERY OWN PRO-SHOP. NOW ONLINE!
(Body Boat Blade)
A lot of blood, sweat and tears (although mostly from laughing) went into building our online shop. It's exciting to finally see it live. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Why another online shop?
Body Boat Blade strives to be the best pro-shop available to paddlers. What sets us apart is that we use and believe in every item that we sell. We don't carry a lot, only gear that passed the test of adventure. At the online shop we want your experience to be easy and to make sense. We want our store to be not only a one-stop paddling shop but a trusted expert and continual source of information that will help you on the journey to be a better paddler.
Meet the crew:
Seth, the Wizard of Body Boat Blade, is behind the curtain writing code and getting us hooked up to the cloud. Svetlana, Liquid Fingers of Body Boat Blade, is the one who polishes and makes our site look clean, professional, and fun. Leon, Body Boat Blade's Idea Man, is writing content and making sure the site reflects our philosophy of being a pro-shop. Shawna, Body Boat Blade's Nucleus, takes pictures, counts inventory, and makes sure the accounting is in order.
If I contact Body Boat Blade's online store, who am I really dealing with?
Kayakers. Pro kayakers. Certified coaches and coach educators. Our crew is behind every email, and every phone call. Easy online shopping, same local shop experience.
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INFORMATION:  Shawna Franklin & Leon Somme, phone:360-376-5388 or email:info@bodyboatblade.com


ROSARIO SPA HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR
(Wednesday - Friday from 3 - 6 pm until December 19)
Come celebrate this festive time of year at the Spa - Complimentary Holiday Beverage & Festive Treats and 30% off selected items in the Mansion Boutique!  (##)


ROSARIO SPA DECEMBER LOCAL RESIDENT'S SPECIALS
Holiday Tension Tamer Massage
A custom massage designed especially for you, utilizing various massage techniques, light and medium pressure for relaxation and ultimate rejuvenation.
$75 ~50 minutes (reg. $95-$115)

Seashore Celebration Manicure and Pedicure
Indulge in a luxurious blend of Champagne and Tokay grapes, orange essential oils, and avocado oil to quench the skin's thirst.  Mimosa Champagne sugar scrub, massage soufflé, and body lotion saturate the hands and feet for a supple, moist, and vibrant appearance. Includes foot soak, nail trim & cuticle care, massage, paraffin, and buff or polish. We proudly feature Eminence Organic Skin Care Products.
Manicure $32.50 (reg. $65) Pedicure $42.50 (reg. $85)

Captain's Cure & Barnacles Be Gone
For the gentlemen...relax and rejuvenate!
Includes foot soak, nail trim & cuticle care, massage, paraffin, and buff.
Hands 22.50 (reg. $45)  Feet 32.50 (reg. $65)

Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System
Keep your skin radiant with this innovative three-step peel and peptide system which awakens the skin's natural glow using an exquisite blend of arctic berries, lingonberry seed oil and hibiscus seed extract. For all skin types, including sensitive.
$40 ~30 minutes (reg. $60) Receive 10% off Arctic Berry Peel home care treatment kit
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INFORMATION: To schedule your treatment call 360-376-2222


Restaurant News & Dining Deals

 

 

ROSES OFFERS A PRIX FIXE MENU
(Daily until Christmas)
ROSES BAKERY CAFE will be featuring special $30 3-course Prix Fixe menus daily until Christmas.  Come and enjoy these special deals for lunch or even an early dinner!

INFORMATION:  Call 376-4292 to find what's on the menu


THE KITCHEN IS BACK!
The Kitchen is re-opening  Friday 19 and will also be open Sat 20, 11-7pm both days.
Monday December 22 begins our regular winter hours which are:
Mon/Tues 11 am - 7 pm, Wed - Fri. 11 am - 4 pm, Closed Sat/Sun.
Christmas Day we will be closed.

INFORMATION:  376-6958

 

 

SOUND BITE @ WESTSOUND!  
(Last night December 20th, then closed until April)
Thursday - Saturday from 5 - 8:30 pm. Come on in and try Joe's delicious menu!

INFORMATION:  360-376-4440
 
 

 

FOOTBALL SPECIALS @ ORCAS HOTEL
(Monday Night Football - December  22)
Football-Food-Friends! Nothing better than watching the game with fellow sports fans. Grab a brew, some chow, and cheer on your pick for the night.Happy hr is from 4-6 pm.
(Sunday Seahawks - December 21, and 28)
Watch the Seahawks game on the big screen and cheer on the home team! Full bar is open all day in Octavia's Bistro.


INFORMATION:  376-4300   

 

 

HOLIDAY HOURS @ CAFE OLGA

(Call to order you special treats, desserts, and breads for the holidays)
Holiday Hours:
                  Open Wednesday Dec 24 Christmas Eve - 8 am - 3 pm
                  CLOSED  Thursday Christmas Day
                  Open Wednesday Dec 31, New Year's Eve - 8 am - 3 pm
                  CLOSED Thursday New Years Day
Regular Hours:
                Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am - 3 pm
                Closed Wednesday's
                Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 am - 7 pm for late lunch, early dinner

INFORMATION: Call 376-5098   

 

 

HOLIDAY DINING HOURS @ ROSARIO

(The Mansion Restaurant is open DAILY from December 18 - January 4)

Breakfast 8  - 11 am

Lunch (Lounge Menu) Noon - 9 pm 

Dinner 5 - 9 pm  

Dec. 24 & 25 we will be offering a special three-course Christmas dinner only, $55 pp  

Dec. 31 we will be offering our New Year's Eve Seafood Buffet dinner only, $65 pp (lounge menu also available nightly).

INFORMATION: Dinner reservations required. 376-2152 ext. 400 

 

 

MARTIN LUND @ MORAN LOUNGE, ROSARIO

(Wednesday, December 24 from 6 - 9 pm)
Enjoy Christmas Eve in the Moran Lounge with the music of Martin Lund.

INFORMATION: 376-2222

 

 

HOLIDAY HOURS @ TEEZERS

Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day...will continue to be closed on Sat & Sun. 

 

INFORMATION:376-2913  



HOLIDAY HOURS @ THE MADRONA BAR & GRILL

Will close at 4 pm on Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day,  

Open all day New Years Eve and New Years Day. 

 

INFORMATION:376-7171

 

WHITE HORSE PUB CELEBRATES AN ANNIVERSARY 

($3 Anniversary Special)
For the next 3 months we will be having a $3 dollar Anniversary special, which includes $ 3 well drinks, $3 pints and $3 Caesar Salads, bowls of Clam Chowder Bowls of soup of the day, and plates of our home cut fresh Fries. From 3 - 6 pm Monday - Friday. (#)

INFORMATION:  376-7827

 

 

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY @ DOE BAY CAFE

(Wednesday, December 31 from 5 pm)
It's going to be a loud and rockin' NYE Party out here at the end of the earth with local DJ sensation Mark Gajadhar spinning your favorite dance grooves. The Doe Bay Cafe will be cleared of tables to make room for dancing. The bar will be pouring fine booze, cocktails, champagne, and probably some cheap tall boys. The kitchen will be preparing delicious small plates late into the night to fuel your celebrating. And we will have free earplugs for those in need.
Cafe opens at 5pm to begin the celebration. $10 cover for guests not staying on site, includes free champagne toast at midnight. See you there!

INFORMATION:  Call 376-8059 

 


NEW YORK NEW YEAR @ ORCAS HOTEL  
(Wednesday, December 31)
Join us for a New York New Years party and celebrate the new year at 9 pm. The 7 course meal starts at 6 pm and we will have live music featuring Martin Lund until the ball drops. Limited seating so please call for reservations.

INFORMATION:  376-4300


NEW YEARS DAY @ THE DOE BAY CAFE 
(Thursday, January 1)
The Doe Bay Cafe will be offering a New Year's Day brunch, from 10 am - 2 pm.

INFORMATION: 376-8059


Continuing Restaurant Specials


PRIME RIB THURSDAYS @ ORCAS HOTEL
(Prime Rib special every Thursday night!)

Choice prime rib served with organic vegetables, baked potato, au jus, and creamy horseradish. Full menu is still available and we have vegetarian options as well.
Have your Christmas party at the hotel and we will cook up a prime rib on any night of the week!

INFORMATION:  376-4300 
 

LIVE MUSIC @ ROSARIO 
(Saturday 6-9 pm) 
Enjoy the incredible guitar playing and smooth vocals of Orcas Island's own Gene Nery. 

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222


BEERS & BRATS AT ROSARIO
 
(Sundays from Noon - 9 pm)
Enjoy Beers & Brats, featuring Happy Hour specials every Sunday in the Moran Lounge.  Chalkboard food specials, drink specials, Seahawk football,  and trivia with Peter Vinson at 6 pm.

INFORMATION: 376-2222 
 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC @ THE DEER HARBOR INN RESTAURANT

(Fridays & Saturdays)

Come hear the sounds of Flamenco Guitar with Farhad Hanjan on Fridays and enjoy Live Piano with Ron Meyers every Saturday night for dinner and Fried Chicken Dinners on Sundays.  Open for dinner daily from 5 - 9 pm.

 

INFORMATION: Call 376-1040 for reservations
 
 
Upcoming Events


Holiday Event
CONCERT: JAZZIN' WITH THE CLASSICS
(Saturday, December 27 @ 3 pm, Emmanuel Episcopal Church)
As usual in Jazzin' with the Classics for Christmas (which has been Yuletide Baroque for many years previously), classical and Jazz artists (including Martin Lund from Orcas) will meld their musical propensities in this unique program for the holidays.


Holiday Event
EMERGENCE - NEW YEAR'S EVE @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Wednesday, December 31 from 8:30 pm - 2 am)
Darin Leong brings us a great event from Somatic Revolution with a wonderful line-up: Yaima, Luke Mandala, Rob Noble, Weaver, Subaqueous, Phidelity, and Kaizen Visuals. Tickets are limited! $25.  

INFORMATION:  For tickets and more information visitwww.somaticrevolution.com/


Holiday Event 
NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE @ THE BEACHHOUSE
(Wednesday, December 31 from 9 pm - 1 am)
Join us on New Year's Eve for dancing to "Soul Getaway" - a seven piece Disco/R&B/Soul tribute band. $25 per person (over 21 only)  includes late night snacks, midnight Champagne toast and party favors.  

INFORMATION: For reservations, call 376-2152 ext. 500

Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 

CHECK OUT THIS MONTH'S ARTIST @ WASHINGTON FEDERAL  
(New art every month)
Customers and non-Customers alike are welcome to stop by 35 Main St. in Eastsound and see fabulous art Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. We feature a different local artist every month. Our artist for the month of December is Betty Hall.  She is displaying her beautiful Christmas Quilts which are a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.  Please stop by to admire them.  


THE GALLERY: A COOPERATIVE OF LOCAL PAINTERS 
(Hours: Wednesday - Friday noon - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm)
The GALLERY is a cooperative of local painters who have been painting together for many years. 374 North Beach Road (north of Wildlife Cycles)

INFORMATION: 360- 317-1766

 

THE LAMBIEL (ART) MUSEUM 
(Open by appointment only)
A discerning private collection of works by San Juan Islands' artists. Guided tours of the Museum and its grounds are available only by appointment.

INFORMATION:  360-376-4544


ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 12 NOON - 3 PM
Museum Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

 

INFORMATION:  Call the Museum, 376-4849

 

 

MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS

(Open Daily 8 am - 9 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 9 am - 9 pm daily.  The tour is free.  

 

INFORMATION: Call Rosario @ 376-2152 ext. 300   

 

 

ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE

(Saturdays at 4 pm)
Enjoy a presentation of music and photography that walks guests through the history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the historic Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ with the silent film, stories of the Mansion's most colorful residents, and Christopher's original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano.

INFORMATION: Call Rosario @ 376-2152 ext. 300 


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Public Meetings on Orcas Island
  • San Juan County's public meeting list is found here. 
  
Tuesday, December 23 (4:30 pm). Eastsound Sewer and Water District meeting (East side of Airport, at end of Cessna Lane). Regularly scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Thursday, January 1 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee. (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.

 

Thursday, January 8 (4 pm - 6 pm).  Orcas Island Park & Recreation 

District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.

Thursday, January 8 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.
 

Tuesday, January 13 (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board   (Public Library). Call 376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.      


Tuesday, January 13 (5:30 pm). Orcas Fire District Commissioners  meeting (Eastsound Fire Hall). Call 376-2331 for more information. Regularly meets on the second Tuesday of the month.       

 

Wednesday, January 14 (1:30 - 3:30 pm). Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Community Center). Call 376-3199 for more information. Public is welcome. Regularly scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month.    


The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce works daily to support our community's businesses and organizations.  Please support Chamber of Commerce members when making your buying decisions.  The value of a dollar spent locally cannot be overstated.  Think Local - Buy Local - Orcas First!

The Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful island!  

 

Lance Evans, Executive Director

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

 

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