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Board of Directors
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 
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273

 
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Ferry traffic for Memorial Day Weekend   
Customers are advised to plan for heavy traffic during the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, May 22, there will be an extra sailing from Anacortes to Orcas at 9:30 p.m. On Monday, May 25, there will be an extra sailing from Anacortes to Orcas at 1:55 p.m. and a return trip from Orcas to Anacortes at 3:15 p.m.  This is a heavily traveled route and reservations are highly recommended for all vehicles. The final release of reservation space will be provided at 7:00 a.m. two days prior to each travel date.   Reservations can be made up to two hours prior to sailing by calling 511 or online: www.takeaferry.com

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Eastsound Fireworks show is coming up soon!
If you love the July 4th show, please consider a donation to help us continue this community tradition!  Click on the image and you can make a contribution to the Orcas Island Community Foundation Fireworks Fund (tax-deductible).  Or you can donate directly to the Chamber (PO Box 252, Eastsound, WA 98245). We thank you!
The Chamber Welcomes 3 New Members!

Orcas Farm Orcas Farm
(Owners: George Orser and Molly Donovan)
Established in 1993, Orcas Farm grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables using natural and organic methods. Our produce can be found in many of Orcas islands finest restaurants as well as at the Orcas food coop and is available through our community supported subscription program (CSA). The Farm also hosts Weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and other farm-to-table events.
Phone: 360-376-3276


860 Cottage
(Owner: Jerry Noesen)
Charming Waterfront Cottage. 3 bedroom, 2 bath overlooking Eastsound Bay. Private beach access. Waterfront dock and buoy. Pet Friendly.
Phone: 360-376-3821
Website: VRBO #442662



Channel Road Cottage
(Owner: Jerry Noesen)
Located in Deer Harbor, this lovingly furnished home offers privacy and charm. Nestled on a hill overlooking Cayou Quay this home is within one half mile of Deer Harbor Marina and just down the street from Cayou Quay Marina. 
Phone: 360-376-3821
Website: VRBO #591240
Events This Week & Beyond


NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: MAN AND SUPERMAN @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 pm)
A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw's witty, provocative classic.  Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.
Watch the trailer here. $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1


MOVIE OF THE WEEK: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm @ Sea View Theater)
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Rated PG-13.
The lounge opens @ 6:30pm for beer, wine, concessions and conversation.

INFORMATION: 360-376-5724, 234 A St
  

ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS' MARKET

(Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm)
The farmers are bringing it in force!  Pea shoots, herbs, greens, eggs and best of all PLANT STARTS!  Join us this weekend from 10-3 on the Eastsound Village Green.  Questions? email us at orcasislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com or via Facebook, be sure to follow us for all the latest news and information.


25TH ANNUAL PET PARADE

(Saturday, May 23 @ 11 am thru Downtown Eastsound, ending at Village Green)
Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center is at it again, preparing for the island's furry friend's parade. The starting location is school road at 10 am for judging. As usual, the parade will begin at 11 am. Participants will head down School Rd and keep going on North Beach Rd. They will turn left at the intersection of A Street, and right down Prune Alley. At Main St, they will wrap around back to North Beach Rd and end the parade at the stage at Eastsound's Village Green. Rumor has it that Children's House Mayoral Candidates will be parading with us, so keep an eye out for the next political pet. They are looking forward to meeting their community and kicking of their campaign.
Participants will be divided into two categories:
*    Children and pets who WANT to be categorized and judged for a trophy award to be presented on the stage at Eastsound Village Green.
*    Adults and pets who would like to be eligible for the PAWKI's Best Adult Entry award, which includes a $25 gift certificate. These participants should be there primarily for the parade experience.
All participants will register at the school, be photographed by PAWKI's, and get a goodie bag of their choice. Entries will NOT be allowed in either judging line after 10:45, so please make sure you are not on "island time." This will reduce the wait time it takes for judging, and make the parade a more enjoyable experience for all.

INFORMATION:  If you have any questions, please call Kaleidoscope at 376-2484


LECTURE: AGING AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: CHALLENGES, BLESSING, AND POSSIBILITIES
(Saturday, May 23 from 1 pm - 5 pm @ Emmanuel Parish Hall)
Suggested offering of $15.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2352


SMUGGLERS' BLUES COSTUME GALA
(Saturday, May 23 from 5 - 10 pm @ Orcas Island Historical Museum)
Calling all guys and dolls, gangsters and molls, dappers and dames! You do not want to miss out on the museums opening season gala, celebrating our newest exhibit THE SMUGGLERS' BLUES- The Illegal, Immoral and Illicit on the Salish Sea. Join us in our museum turned swanky speakeasy for some swell live music, dancing, and themed ritzy cocktails, beer, wine and nifty finger foods.

Spend the evening dancing and laughing with us. Come in costume or come as you are! Tickets for the event are $35 for an individual or $60 for a couple. Tickets include entry, food,  and one signature drink ticket. Tickets can be purchased from the museum offices. Trust us; you do not want to miss this event. It's going to undoubtedly be the bee's knees! 

INFORMATION:  Questions or want to purchase tickets? Call Maggie at 360-376-4849


CENTER STAGE OPEN MIC: HOSTED BY GORDON & ANITA
(Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Are you eager to be on stage and share your talent? Do you want to be wowed by local entertainers? Then come to the inaugural Center Stage Open Mic - an evening of local talent, hosted by Gordon Koenig and Anita Orne. We provide the stage, microphone and lights, and you provide the entertainment.
Attention performers! Here are a few parameters to keep in mind when putting your live act together:
1) Anyone 10 years or older is welcome to perform
2) Come with your live* act well-prepared (*all instrumentals, etc. must be live; no backing tracks)
3) Sign up for your performance the night of the event
4) Please keep your acts to 10 minutes and 3 songs or less
Tickets are by donation only and available the night of the event.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1



CONFERENCE & DISCUSSION: "SHARING CANOE CULTURE"
(Wednesday May 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Parish Hall)
Adam Lorio, Education Program Manager for the Samish Indian Nation, will join us to share about Tribal Canoe Journey traditions and protocol.  Samish and other local tribal canoes will be landing on Orcas during the summer of 2015.  Adam is a member of the Samish Canoe Family and participated in the Journey to Quinault in 2013.  He believes sharing with local communities is important to foster deeper connections and understanding our community relationships through time.  Join us for a short slide show and discussion. Free and open to all.


FUNDANCE & POTLUCK @ ODD FELLOWS HALL
(Fun starts at 7 pm. Friday, May 29)
Come one, come all -- Fun-raising Dance & Potluck!  Dessert anyone?  All ages welcome. Bring your favorite dance tunes -- Everyone is the DJ! FUNDANCE donations benefits the Ekomotiv Initiative - "A Practical Action Power Collaboration for Cultivating a Happy World & Sustainable Planet."  Suggested donation of $5 - $10 or as inspired. For more info, please see the Ekomotiv fundraising site at: www.gofundme.com/ekomotiv.

INFORMATION: If you have any questions/suggestion, contact Mark: mark.detray@ekomotiv.org, 360-376-3460


ANN RANDOLPH - LOVELAND
(Friday, May 29, 8 pm - 9:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Ann Randolph is an award-winning playwright and performer. Her current solo show, LOVELAND played for two years straight in San Francisco where it won the SF Weekly Award for "Best Solo Show" and garnered the SF Bay Critic's Award for "Best Original Script".
As a sketch artist, she has performed her original material in countless comedy shows including the Groundlings, Bob's Office Party, the Rudy Casoni Show, and the Midnight Show alongside fellow comedians Will Ferrell, Kat Williams, Cheri Oteri, Maria Bamford, Drew Hastings, Mo Collins, Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant ( creators of Reno 911) A member of the WGA, she has written scripts for Gullane Pictures, Lifetime TV, Brooksfilms, PAX, Klasky Csupo in addition to writing the series pilot for If the Show Fits, Wear It with renowned rapper, Master P.
She is also a nationally recognized educator and keynote speaker touring throughout the US and speaking and performing at universities, conferences, and mind/body/spirit centers. In addition to performing, Ann is passionately committed to helping others discover their uniquely powerful stories, and to bring them to life on the page and the stage. More at www.annrandolph.com.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door,  Senior Center Tickets Available . For Adults 18+.

INFORMATION:  Purchase tickets here web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34217


SIERRA NEVADA SUMMERFEST AT ROSARIO
(Saturday, May 30 from 2 pm - 6 pm)
Enjoy a Grand Opening Event at the Cascade Bay Grill at Rosario on Saturday, May 30th from 2 pm - 6 pm.  Live Music, Lawn Games & Tournaments, Poetry/Songwriting Contests, Prizes, etc.


TWO DAY 'WRITE YOUR LIFE WORKSHOP' WITH ANN RANDOLPH
(Sat & Sun, May 30 & 31 from 9:30 am - 5 pm @ Madrona Room, Orcas Center)
"As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking. " Julia Cameron. This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when speaking it out loud. You'll learn to trust your creative impulses, embracing all of who you are. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your own life you never thought possible.
Through writing exercises, group discussion, and improvisation we will support one another in creating and speaking our stories. This is a workshop for those interested in personal essay, memoir, solo performance, and self discovery.
Ann is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the U.S. Her Ovation Award winning solo show, Squeeze Box was produced Off Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann just received "Best Solo Performer 2011" by the LA Times for her current show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC, and PBS.
Topics include:  writing to simulate memory,  story structure, creating spontaneously,
writing on our feet, overcoming performance anxiety, releasing yourself from the inner critic, transforming ideas/stories into performance.
This is a workshop for those interested in personal essay, memoir or solo performance as well as for anyone seeking to bring more meaning to their life through writing. All levels welcome. Cost $275.

INFORMATION:  Purchase Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/1412565


BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: IVAN THE TERRIBLE @ ORCAS CENTER
(Saturday, May 30 at 6:30 pm)
Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia. Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company's repertoire, a 20th-century classic, and a wonderful theatrical experience.
See the trailer for this powerful performance here.
$18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members. (#)

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1



CLASSICAL FUNNY BONES: THE LIGHTER SIDE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
(Sunday, June 7 at 4 pm @ Orcas Center)
She's an entertaining and informative Lecturer for Music Lovers Seminars and Pre-Concert Talks during the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.  Now, Lisa Bergman is bringing her talent to the Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series.
Lisa, a KING-FM on-air announcer, concert pianist, arts administrator and passionate promoter of classical music, will turn things inside out with the innermost secrets of  over five centuries of music. With a live performance and colorful anecdotes, from catgut strings to Mozart in the marketplace, a hilarious adventure behind-the-scenes awaits you. This lecture is co-sponsored by Orcas Crossroads and the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Tickets are $10 at Darvill's Bookstore, online at Orcas Crossroads website or at the door.
Lisa Bergman returns to the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival this Summer as a Lecturer for the "Hallelujah Junction" Music Lovers Seminar on Friday, August 21st from 9:00-noon, and the Pre-Concert Talk on Friday, August 21 at 6:30 pm.  For tickets, visit the oicmf website.



Shop The Rock


DEMO DAY, CLUB FITTING @ ORCAS ISLAND GOLF COURSE
(Saturday, May 23 from 10 am - 3 pm)
The Callaway & Odyssey rep will be here on island with his TrackMan swing annalizer doing club fittings. You can make a reserved time to get fitted or just show up and try the new equipment for free!
All in stock equipment will be 30% off retail and custom orders will be 25% off retail!

INFORMATION:  360-376-4400


MONKEY PUZZLE CELEBRATES WEDDINGS
Just in time for Wedding Season, Graduation and Fathers Day, Sallie Bell, Owner of Monkey Puzzle in Eastsound has something for everyone!  Just arrived from Italy: Abbaimo Tutto Blue Crab on White dinnerware with matching guest and kitchen towels.  Makes a great wedding gift!  Also, an exclusive Sallie Bell designed glass and stem ware collection, elegantly etched with the "Endless Love/Knot Design" - Champagne Flutes, Wine Glasses, Vases and more-Perfect for your wedding reception or as a gift for the newlyweds!  As always, come and make your own jewelry or custom design a vest.  Monkey Puzzle carries Art, House Decor, clothing,shoes, puzzles and jewelry so unique, it's "wearable art"!  Mention this ad and receive 15% off any purchase! (#)

INFORMATION:  Call 360-376-2275 or visit www.monkeypuzzle.com  


WEED & LAWN MAINTENANCE IS IN FULL SWING!!
(Orcas Island Concierge & Property Services)
Orcas Island Concierge  has availability to meet your yard maintenance needs.
Please call or email  us to schedule an appointment. (#)

INFORMATION:  360-376-4833, info@orcasislandconcierge.com


TASTING WITH ORCAS ISLAND DISTILLERY
(Friday, May 22 from 3 - 5 pm @ Eastsound Liquor & Wine)
Come join us at Eastsound Liquor & Wine for a tasting with Orcas Island Distillery! Meet Charles West, Owner/Distiller of Orcas Island first distillery and sample his fabulous hand crafted products using locally sourced heirloom fruit. We will sample their Ferry Dock Gin, Island Orchard Pear Brandy, and Eau de Vie Apple Brandy. Hope to see you there!!!

INFORMATION: Any questions, please call 360-376-2616


BOOKKEEPING HEADACHES? TREASURE GARDENS CAN HELP!
(Jennifer Sanders handles business & individual accounts)
Treasure Gardens is a full charge bookkeeping service owned and operated by Jennifer Sanders. Jennifer has lived on Orcas Island since 1988.  She offers bookkeeping to individuals and small business, providing service for accounts payable and receivables, reconciling at month end, payroll processing and cash flow management. She can customize her services to your needs utilizing QuickBooks Pro or QuickBooks Online.  She will give your financial records the attention needed to produce accurate and effective results so that you can focus on running your business. She is happy to talk to you about your bookkeeping needs, and the first meeting is free. (##)

INFORMATION: Jennifer can be reached at: 360-472-1359 or jenisand@live.com


COME KAYAK WITH SHEARWATER ADVENTURES
Can you believe this spectacular weather?!  We have started our kayak tours and have already had some incredible wildlife encounters with orca whales (yesterday), stellar sea lions, and peregrine falcon. What a great start to the season!  For the early season, we have only our most protected location open -- Deer Harbor Marina. More locations will open as we get into the summer. (##)
  • 3-hour Kayak Tours -  10am & 2pm @ Deer Harbor Marina - $75 /person
INFORMATION:  Call for info & reservations, 360-376-4699


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Restaurant News & Dining Deals

 

 

CASCADE BAY GRILL & STORE AT ROSARIO OPENS FRIDAY 
The Cascade Bay Grill & Store opens Friday at Noon - 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am - 9 pm, and Monday from 8 am - 3 pm.  Come enjoy the patio and deck overlooking the Rosario Marina! (#)


NEWS FROM HOGSTONES WOOD OVEN
(Hogstone has a few announcements)
*Our HoursBeginning Monday, May 18th, we will be open to the public for Dinner service at 5:30 PM. Our new hours will be Thursday-Monday 5:30-Close.
  

*Special Pizza NightOn Saturday May 30th regular dinner service will be interrupted and replaced by a fun pizza only menu. This may (or may not) be your only opportunity to get pepperoni at Hogstone. Please join us.

 

*Memorial Day Weekend Lunches: Memorial day weekend we will be running some trial lunch services. We will be serving a very simple menu Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12-2.

 

*Benefit Dinner on June 8: On Monday June 8th we will be holding a benefit for Raquel Ruiz Diaz, General Manager of our neighbors The Willows Inn on Lummi Island. Raquel was hit by a drunk driver while on a run in Paraguay this Winter and is still in hospice in Paraguay. Needless to say, her hospital bills are through the roof and she needs help.
We will be serving a tasting menu for $100 with an optional wine paring at $50. All proceeds from the evening will go towards Raquel's recovery fund. Email hogstone@gmail.com or call us at 360-376-4647 for questions or reservations. If you cannot attend the dinner but would like to help out Raquel please go donate here: Give Forward.



MIA'S RESTAURANT HAS RE-OPENED!

(Breakfast, Lunch & Happy Hour)

The countdown is over ... Mia's has reopened in the Our House Building (123 North Beach Road) ... the former Chimayo/Sazio del Notte location. Open Sunday thru Tuesday (9 am - 3 pm); Wednesday (4 pm - 8 pm) with live music starting at 5 pm; and Thursday - Saturday (9 am - 7 pm), with Happy Hour from 3:30 pm - 6 pm. We are open for breakfast, lunch and happy hour. (##) 

 

INFORMATION: 360-376-MIAS (6427) 

 

 

THIS WEEK @ THE KITCHEN......

So popular last week we're doing it again-this time with marinated prawn salad, tempura vegetables, a smoked salmon-pickled plum roll, stuffed sesame rice cake and marinated vegetable salad-16. Add a cup of miso soup for a buck!  See you today and tomorrow! 

 

INFORMATION:  360-376-6958  

 

 

ANOTHER WINE DINNER IS COMING TO INN AT SHIP BAY

(Thursday, May 28 @ 6 pm)
Inn at Ship Bay is having a Wine Dinner with Nina Buty, Founder & "Guiding Light" of Buty Wines of Walla Walla, WA.(She is also developed "Friends of" the BEAST Wine too!)  Nina, a Washington State native, has had a unique perspective of the wine industry in her 15 years at Buty Winery. During that time, she has watched and been a part of the growth which has made the Walla Walla Wine Region one of the top wine destinations of the West Coast. She will share her wines, stories, wisdom and wit all with a multi-course dinner that Chef has started to plan. So, the wines are being selected andmenus are being developed, all that is missing is you!

INFORMATION:  Call 360.376.5886 or email shipbay@rockisland.com for reservations, seating is limited    

   

Continuing Restaurant Specials


HAPPY HOUR AT THE MADRONA BAR & GRILL!
(Monday - Friday, 3 pm - 6 pm and ALL DAY SUNDAY!)
Discounted drinks and small plates.

INFORMATION:  376-7171


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.

INFORMATION:  376-4300
 

  

PIZZA NIGHT AND OPEN MIC AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ  
(Thursday Evenings - This month supporting Orcas Food Co-op)
Join island visitors and residents to share music, spoken word, and other performances on the night when we come together in that ancient ritual of community and communion: good pizza! The Café is open from 5-10 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. 
Wolf Hollow has been chosen as the beneficiary of Thursday Pizza Nights at Doe Bay Café on Orcas Island during the month of May.  $1.00 for every pizza sold will be donated to this great cause, so please come along and bring your family and friends to enjoy delicious pizza and support Wolf Hollow.

INFORMATION:  call 376-8059 or see www.doebay.com/activities_calendar

 
PUB NIGHT @ ORCAS HOTEL:GENE NERY & MARTIN LUND
(Fridays @ 6:30 pm)
Pub Night is officially back, featuring live music with Gene Nery and Martin Lund. Chef Stephanie has added some fantastic new dishes to the menu. No reservations required, seating is first come, first served. We hope to see you there!

INFORMATION: 360-376-4300


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, Seahawks 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
 
 
Announcements 


ORCAS ISLAND MINI PHOTO SESSIONS WITH SATYA CURCIO!
(Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31)
Professional photography just for you!  1/2 hour shoot ...  3 retouched digital negatives ... and special print package options.  All this for only $245.  Visit Satya's website (www.satyaphotography.com).

INFORMATION: Call 206-300-4103 or email her at satya@satyaphotography.com


CROW VALLEY POTTERY - 'THE CABIN' TO OPEN SATURDAY
'The Cabin' opens for the season Saturday, MAY 23rd!! Open daily, 10 to 5  ('The Cabin' is located at 2274 Orcas Road).
'In Town' Summer Hours return.... Open daily, 10 to 5 (Located at 296 Main Street).
Visit us at: www.crowvalley.com

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4260 or email pottery@crowvalley.com


SALSA DANCE CLASS AT ODD FELLOWS
(Monday, June 1, 7 pm to 9 pm)
We are privileged to have guest instructors for are community dance class which will be
held on June 1 from 7 to 9 pm at the Oddfellows Hall.  Anthony and Katie will be
teaching Salsa.  If you have not seen them dance you are in for a treat.  Instruction will
begin promptly at 7pm followed by dancing at 8 pm.  This is a great opportunity to
learn one of the more popular Latin dances.  The classes are free and no partner is
needed.  For further information call Bill at 376-8857 or Jean at 376-6549.  Come out
and enjoy yourself while learning to dance.


ISLAND MARKET HAS EXPANDED HOURS
(Starting May 18)

Beginning May 18, through September 12, we will be open 7 am to 10 pm Monday thru Saturday; 8 am to 8 pm on Sundays.

 

 

EIGHT CELLOS TAKE CENTER STAGE @ ORCAS CENTER! 

(Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30 pm & Wednesday, August 19 at 5:30 pm)
It's one of the most talked about concerts coming  this Summer!
Patrons are eagerly anticipating eight cellists performing onstage for the "Orcas~trations: Into the Woods" concerts.
Cellists include Oliver Aldort, Joshua Gindele, Roberta Hansen Downey, Desmond Hoebig, Lachezar Kostov, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Sasha von Dassow and Frances Walton. You'll be transported to Brazil as they perform the passionate Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for eight cellos and voice, with soprano Sharon Abreu.  This concert is in high demand, so purchase your tickets soon!  click here.

Cellist Sasha von Dassow is from neighboring San Juan Island, and this will be his first appearance at the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Sasha is co-conductor of Island Sinfonia, and formerly with The Florida Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus of the North Port Symphony.  Classical music lovers will want to know that he is now Artistic Director of the Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival, which has its inaugural performances on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theater.  For concert information and tickets, visit fridayharbormusic.org! 

 

Classes and Seminars


WORKSHOP: CARDBOARD CAMP FOR GROWN UPS @ ORCAS ART STUDIOS
(Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31, 10am-3pm)

For those of you who couldn't make it the first time, Brook will be teaching this fun hands-on workshop again! Lots of step by step demonstrations and technique specifics revealing the secrets of creating dimensional portraits.  We will start with introduction of this fantastic ordinary material that is corrugated cardboard and you will never look at shipping boxes the same way again!  Cardboard, Xacto knives, glue guns, color pencils and oil pastels will be our primary tools.  




GET YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT! POWERFUL ATLAS/CRANIUM HEALING SESSIONS
(May 23 At Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Michael Hane invites you to an empowering healing session intended to bring balance and strength to your Core in one primary session. This foundational reintegration of the Altlas and Cranium activates the entire spine while addressing chronic symptoms of compensation and pain. This natural and organic process elicits the body's intelligence and wisdom back to health and well being. Cranial Sacral therapy, Somatic and Energetic bodywork supports this primary alignment as the Mind/Body connection is restored.

INFORMATION:  Email info@orcasmandala.com to schedule a session. Visit www.orcasmandala.com


KIDS YOGA SERIES WITH MINTA ALLRED
(May 26 - June 18 @ Orcas Mandala Studio)
Throughout this short series, each class will offer activities and practices that cover the five elements - Connect, Breath, Move, Focus, and Relax. Through fun, age appropriate activities the children will have the opportunity to strengthen their focus muscle, connect with their peers and themselves, learn to work with their breath and body to regulate their energy and emotions, and finally they will be provided necessary space to relax and turn inward. Please arrive a few minutes early for your child's first class!
Class is offered BY DONATION. (#)
  • Tuesdays 3:30-4:15 Children ages 5-7 years old are welcome!
  • Thursday 3:30-4:15 Children ages 8-10 years old are welcome!
INFORMATION:  Any questions, email mintaallred@mac.com  


SUMMER THEATER CAMP @ ORCAS CENTER
(Monday - Friday, June 22-26 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are back for their fourth year teaching children, ages 7 to 13, the fun, variety, and creativity of Theatre Arts. Monday through Friday, the camp "cast members" meet for theatre games, auditions, lines, songs, movement, props and costumes culminating in a performance on Orcas Center's OffCenter Stage. Enrollment begins NOW - there are only 15 openings, so reserve a space for your children while there is still room. Cost is $200 per child. (##)

INFORMATION: To register or for more info, call  360-376-2281 x2


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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 May is: Deb Jones.  Deb has a beautiful display of photography and paintings capturing the beauty of the island sunsets and island landscapes. Stop by to see her show. 


THE GALLERY: A COOPERATIVE OF LOCAL PAINTERS 
THE GALLERY, a co-operative of local artists, is temporarily closed for the winter months, but participating artists are happy to arrange for paintings to be viewed by appointment. If interested, please call Annie at 376-5949 or Barbara at 317-1766.
THE GALLERY is located at 374 North Beach Rd., across the street from Enzo's.

 

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.

Thursday, May 21 (5:30 pm). Orcas Fire District Commissioners  meeting (Eastsound Fire Hall). Call 376-2331 for more information. Regularly meets on the third Thursday of the month.     

 

Tuesday, May 26 (5 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.   

 

Wednesday, June 3 (5 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3. (Library). Meets first Wednesday of the month.     


Thursday, June 4 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee. (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.     

 

Tuesday, June 9  (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board   (Library Meeting Room). Call 376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.      

 

Wednesday, June 10 (1:30 - 3:30 pm). Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee  (Deer Harbor Community Center). Call 376-3199 for more info. Public is welcome. Regularly scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month.  

 

Thursday, June 11 (4 pm - 6 pm).  Orcas Island Park & Recreation 

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

Thursday, June 11 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.      

 

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

 

Heather Johnson, Staff

Lisa Boyd, Staff 

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

 

Chamber Signature Box