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

Staff 
Lance Evans
Executive Director
Heather Johnson, staff
Lisa Boyd, staff
Barb Buman, volunteer
Michele Wiley, volunteer 
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273

 
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Vehicle reservations and now available (and suggested) for travel to Orcas Island, Lopez, Shaw & San Juan Island.  Visit www.takeaferry.com to make a reservation.  Limited drive up spaces are available on most boats, if you need to travel at the last minute, or can't make a reservation for the day you'd like to travel.
 
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Kenmore Air is offering its "Vote for your favorite island" Facebook contest again. Vote for your favorite island in the San Juans -  we hope it's Orcas Island!. Kenmore will put the island with the most votes on sale for just $89 each way! That's up to 35% off regular fares! You can vote once a day, every day between July 22 - 31. So vote often and tell your friends and family to vote too. Tuesday, August 4, they'll announce the winning island. Visit: http://bit.ly/pickyourisland 
 
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Events This Week & Beyond


LIVE MUSIC: CCM @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Thursday, July 30 7:30 pm)
Today! Doors open at 6pm for our new flavorful international menu and concert begins at 7:30 including dinner service...bring an appetite and your toe tap'n shoes!!!

INFORMATION: 376-1111 


6TH ANNUAL ORCAS STORYFEST 

(Thursday, July 30, 8 pm @ Sea View Theatre)
Come celebrate the finale of fine art of storytelling with: Connie Regan Balke (Appalachian, Motoko (Japanese), Eshu Bumpus (African American, Annoinette Botsford (Metis First Nation - French Canadian), Eth-Noh-Tec (Pan asian Kinetic Theater) with Nancy Wang & Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, the Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble and Musical Guest: Tom Rawson. 

  • Thursday, July 30, 8 pm at Sea View Theater - Red Alter - $10 - 20 donation

INFORMATION: Visit www.ethnohtec.org  or email: contact@ethnohtec.org  

 

 

STUDIO ART TOUR OPENING RECEPTION @ ORCAS CENTER
(Friday, July 31 5:30-7 pm)
Opening Reception: VAC Orcas Island Studio Tour Preview Show
Preview Show opening reception at the Orcas Center for the Orcas Artists Studio Tour.  There are 25 exciting artists this year.  Please come and join the artists for conversation and refreshments from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.  The show will be hanging at the Orcas Center July 31st through August 31st.  Come preview and select which studios you would like to visit during the Orcas Artists Studio Tour weekend.  The tour is held August 14, 15, & 16 this year.
Madrona Room & Lobby Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am-5:00pm

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1


MOVIE OF THE WEEK: MAGIC MIKE XXL @ SEA VIEW THEATRE

(Friday & Saturday at 8 pm)
Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance. Rated R.
The lounge opens @ 6:30 pm for beer, wine, concessions and conversation.

INFORMATION: 360-376-5724, 234 A St

 

 

FARMERS, FARMERS EVERYWHERE! FRESH! FRESH! FRESH! 
(Market hours are Saturdays 10-3 in the heart of Eastsound on the Village Green)
Summer is on and the farmers are bringing it to Market.  Be sure to check out our newest farmers as well as your old favorites.  

INFORMATION: Questions? orcasislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com or Jennifer 317-8342

 

LIVE THEATER: WILD AND PRECIOUS @ ORCAS CENTER 
(Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 pm) 
Written and Performed by Steven Cadwell, Wild and Precious celebrates, dramatizes and educates about the arc of the last 50 years of Gay Liberation. It is a multi-media, poememoir in two acts, which includes original songs, photographs, costumes, stories, and poems. Sponsored by Orcas LGBT Fund.  Clever Cow Creamery ice cream social and talkback after the show!  $25, $19 Orcas Center members,  $5 students. 


INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1     

 

 

ORCAS ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL 'VISIONARY SOCIAL'
(Saturday, August 1, Doors open 6 pm, Music 7 pm @ Random Howse)
Andonimus Music Productions & Soul United Presents ~ ORCAS ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL "VISIONARY SOCIAL" w/ Rise n Shine Band, Mind Vice, Baby Cakes ft. Davin Michael Stedman.
Tickets are $20 in advance at brownpapertickets.com and $25 at the door.
Sponsored by Enzo's, Random Howse, Andonimus Music Productions, and Island Hoppin Brewery.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111

  

 

HAVE FUN & SUPPORT 15 YEARS OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 
(Sunday, August 2 starting at 4 pm @ Cottage Knoll House)
We love what we do at The Funhouse and appreciate your support of the Funhouse Commons and our programs for island youth.
Our 2015 Gala includes Flamenco dancers, delicious food, fun games, and a live auction! Live auction items include:
A custom made rocking boat, Boat trip the Vendovi Island Preserve, As well as our Raise the Paddle for our beloved Funhouse programs!

INFORMATION:  Tickets are selling out so call Krista at 376-7177 to reserve your seat!   

   

 

SUMMER LINE UP FOR 16TH ANNUAL MUSIC IN THE PARK 

(Sundays, 5 pm @ Village Green, Eastsound)
  • August 2    Lek Thixton and Friends, Talented Guitarist & talented friends
  • August 9    JP and the OK Rhythm Boys 
  • August 16  Corey Wiscomb and CCM (Carl, Cali and Marc)
  • August 23  Orcatrazz Swing Band. All our neighbors on Stage
  • August 30  Surprise
Sponsored by The San Juan County Parks Department - Thank You!


FREE DANCE LESSONS @ ODD FELLOWS HALL 

(Monday, August 3 from 7 - 9 pm)
Local instructors are again offering their community dance at the Odd Fellows Hall.  We will be teaching Waltz and Rumba.Instruction will begin promptly at 7 pm followed by dancing at 8 pm.  The classes are free and no partner is needed. Come out and enjoy yourself while learning to dance.


INFORMATION: Contact Bill at 376-8857 or Jean at 376-6549

    

 

BROWN BAG CONCERT @ EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
(Wednesday, August 5, noon)
Organist Marianne Lewis accompanied by oboist Karen Blinn and soprano Sharon Abreu will be featured in the Brown Bag concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Admission is free but donations are welcomed to fund the Virgil Cleveland Memorial Scholarship to send an Orcas music student to Drayton Harbor music camp. The concerts begin promptly at noon so plan to arrive early.  

 

 

DOE BAY FESTIVAL 8
(August 5 - 12)

Doe Bay Resort will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, August 5th as we kick off Doe Bay Fest 8! The property will be open to ticket holders only - this includes the Doe Bay Café. We will reopen on Wednesday, August 12th and the Café will reopen on Thursday, August 13th. For information on how to purchase tickets and join us for this amazing event, please call the front desk!

INFORMATION: Call 376-2291 and www.doebayfest.com

   

 

INTERPRETIVE HIKE: BIG TREES!  

(Saturday, August 8 from 10am - 12 pm @ Judd Cove Preserve)
Gain a deeper understanding of our wonderful sylvan world with local, Carson Sprenger,Forest Ecologist . You'll learn about the kinds of trees, the age of trees, the size of trees, and the many stories they have to tell, as he shares his knowledge and deep appreciation of island forests.
Meet in parking area off Fowler's Way (carpooling encouraged!). Footwear for trail walking recommended. No registration is required.

INFORMATION:  Please call Tanja at the Land Bank (360-370-7655) for more information



24TH ANNUAL WILDLIFE 100 TOUR OF THE SAN JUANS
(Sunday, August 9 starting at 6 am from Wildlife Cyles, Eastsound)
On Sunday, August 9th, Wildlife Cycles hosts our 24th annual Wildlife 100 tour of the San Juan Islands. Your $10 donation goes to Orcas Island Parks and Recreational District, which provides year-round activities for youth, teens, adults, and families.
The Tour will start at Wildlife Cycles at 6:00am but anyone can meet up with the group at any point of the route. This is an unsupported ride. Please join us!
Schedule:    6:00am: Meet at Wildlife Cycles
                    9:15am: Catch ferry from Orcas to Lopez, arrive Lopez 9:50am
                    1:05pm: Catch ferry from Lopez to San Juan, arrive around 1:55pm
                    5:40pm: catch ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas, arrive around 6:55pm

INFORMATION:  Call Wildlife Cycles at 360.376.4708 for more information 


LIVE MUSIC: JP AND THE OK RHYTHM BOYS
(Sunday, August 9 from 5 - 7 pm @ Stage on the Village Green)
What better way is there to spend a summer Sunday evening than picnicking and enjoying fun music at a Concert in the Park on the Village Green in Eastsound? There is none! On August 9th, the wildly popular Sunday Music in the Park series series is pleased to present JP and the OK Rhythm Boys. Favorites of audiences from California to Montana, Idaho to Oregon, and of course right here at home, JP, Gordon, and Anita will once again joyously share their satisfying blend of favorites old and new, familiar and obscure. Fiddle, smooth vocal 3-part harmonies, swing, originals, hoe-down, oldies, and don't forget the saw! The music happens from 5-7, and it is free. So pack up your picnic, your sunglasses, your friends, and your toe-tappin'est boots and come join the fun! Want a sample in advance? Check them out at www.jpandtheokrhythmboys.com.
 

 

2015 ORCAS ISLAND ARTIST'S STUDIO TOUR 

(Friday - Sunday, August 14 - 16 from 11 am - 5 pm)
Visit the studios of 25 premier Orcas Island Artists.  Watercolors, stone, wood, metal, encaustic, ceramics, fiber, photography, jewelry, printmaking, & mixed media will be on display. Learn techniques, meet the artists & purchase artwork.
Painter Jan Rimerman & Sculptor Dave Haslett will be showing their most recent work in studios #15 & #16. Please stop by & share the excitement!
The artists' preview show at the Orcas Center is July 31 thru August 31.  The opening reception will be on July 31, 5:30 - 7 pm. Come & speak to the artists.


INFORMATION:  Visit www.OrcasArtistsStudioTour.com

 

 

SUMMER LABYRINTH WALK SERIES - LAST EVENT
(Saturday, August 15,  7 - 8 pm @ Emmanuel Parish Hall)

The labyrinth is a tool that can enhance your spiritual practice regardless of your faith or tradition.  Each event will begin with a short presentation will cover: brief history, various uses, different types of labyrinths, guidelines for walking. An opportunity will be provided to walk the indoor labyrinth and share experiences. Open to all - free. 

 

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KAYAK UNDER THE BLUE MOON WITH SHEARWATER

(Thursday/Friday, July 30/31 from 7 - 10 pm from Deer Harbor)
The summer's blue moon is here and conditions are perfect for some moonlight kayaking! Tonight and tomorrow at Deer Harbor Marina, 7-10pm. Space is limited, so call soon.

INFORMATION:  Shearwater Kayak Tours  360-376-4699

 

LOT'S OF REASONS TO STOP BY SEQUEL THIS WEEK...

(Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm)
All tank tops just $2 each!  75% off hundreds of items Thursday and Friday!
New arrivals out daily!  "Check in" via Facebook when you are at the shop and get a special offer!

INFORMATION:  68 North Beach Rd. Contact us at 376-5450 with any questions



KINKY SHOES @ TRES FABU! 
(Trunk Show Tuesday, August 4 from 12 noon - 4 pm)
you may have noticed the fabulous metal shoes on a high shelf at Très Fabu!  We're delighted to be featuring a very special trunk show of these "Kinky Shoes" by metal sculpture artist Micki Shampang-Voorhies.  Micki's wicked shoes are crafted out of various pieces of scrap metal and old tools. While her "Kinky Shoes" range from chic and sexy to fun and whimsical, the heel of her shoes is always made out of a tool of some kind, whether that might be a drill bit, hammer head, pliers, or a wrench. 
Please join us for a shoe show to remember!

INFORMATION: 238 North Beach Rd. 360-376-7673


ACUPUNCTURE!    
Save 20% on your sessions when you purchase a series of 5.  Acupuncture is most effective when you can be consistent for a period of time. Let's resolve those issue s that are nagging on you! (#)

INFORMATION:  Text 360.472.0488 or email stacy@stacyromillah.com


WILD ROSE WELLNESS 
(August Specials)

* 45 min Swedish Massage with 15 min Reiki $60

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* Wild Rose LTD Aromatherapy Consult with 1 custom blend and 30 min massage $70
(#)
INFORMATION: Please contact Deborah Darmer, LMP 360-376-4188 
  

 

COUPON BOOK OFFERS ISLAND-WIDE SAVINGS

Orcas Island Children's House is selling coupon books, featuring more than $500 in discounts offered by Orcas businesses.  Go Orcas! includes nearly 100 coupons (valid through May 2016) featuring savings on dining, entertainment, recreation, retail/gifts, lodging and services.  Save on whale-watching tours, meals, clothing, artisan works and a sample of everything Orcas has to offer. Coupon users can recoup the $20 investment in just 1 or 2 purchases.  Available for purchase online (www.oich.org) and at the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center in Eastsound. (#)

 

Restaurant News & Dining Deals

 

 

THIS WEEK @ RANDOM HOWSE...

(Tuesday - Saturday, Dinner from 6 pm) 

Thurs - CCM Concert - 7 pm, by donation
Saturday - Orcas Music Festival featuring Rise N Shine and Mind Vice


INFORMATION:  376-1111

 

 

HARVEST HAPPY HOUR @ DOE BAY GARDEN
(Saturday, August 1 @ 5 pm)
Jon Chappelle and Kevin Hickenbottom will be hosting a garden tour and happy hour in the Doe Bay Garden featuring small plates harvested by participants and prepared by the Executive Chef. This event is $35/person. Space is limited! If you are interested in signing up, please see the front desk.

INFORMATION:  376-2291


NEW OFFERINGS @ CAFE OLGA
(Starting Sunday, August 2 @ 4 pm)
We have added Burgers and Pasta dishes to our "Happy Hour Menu" that runs from Sunday - Wednesday afternoon starting @ 4 pm. Stop in for a cold beer or glass of wine and check out our Tapas Menu full of fresh seafood, chicken, steak, and pork appetizers. Now serving  a selection of tasty burgers and pasta dishes starting this Sunday, August 2 @ 4pm.

INFORMATION: 376-5098


SUMMER HOURS FOR DOE BAY CAFÉ
(Closed August 5 - 12)
Brunch: Friday - Wednesday 8 am - 2 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 5 - 9 pm & Friday - Saturday 5 - 10pm
Open Mic & Pizza Night: Thursday 5 - 10pm
Doe Bakery: Thursday 8am - 12pm

INFORMATION:  360-376-8059 or see www.doebay.com


Continuing Restaurant Specials


CASCADE BAY GRILL AT ROSARIO
(Open Daily!)
The Cascade Bay Grill & Store at Rosario Resort Open Daily. Enjoy outdoor dining overlooking the Rosario Marina from Noon to 9 pm daily.  Seafood, smokehouse sausages and brats, burgers, and really, really great fries.  Also, pizzas are back! The store opens at 7 am daily.


SUMMER HOURS FOR CAFE OLGA

(Now open @ 6:30 am - 3 pm Daily)
Happy Hour Sunday - Wednesday  starting @ 4 pm - close.  Serving light bites and appetizers with beer and wine special.

 

INFORMATION:  376-5098

 

   

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


OPEN MIC @ THE LOWER TAVERN
(Tuesdays at 9 pm)
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink, with us today!

INFORMATION: 360-317-4848


OPEN MIC @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Wednesdays at 8 pm)
Small Bites, Full Bar.

INFORMATION: www.randomhowse.com, www.facebook.com/randomhowse

 
PIZZA NIGHT AND OPEN MIC AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ  
(Thursday Evenings - This month supporting Salmonberry School )
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. 
Come out and support Salmonberry School! Each Thursday in June, Doe Bay Pizza and Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each pizza slice to Island Stage Left! Great food, music and a fantastic cause!

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


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


KARAOKE @ THE LOWER TAVERN 
(Fridays @ 9:30 pm)
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out.

INFORMATION: 360-376-4848

 
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
 

 

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
 
 
Classes & Seminars 


YOGA @ DOE BAY
Doe Bay offers Yoga Classes almost every day of the week and hosts a number of Yoga Retreats throughout the year!  Please visit our online calendar for the dates and times that best fit your schedule: www.doebay.com. (#)


LABYRINTH WORKSHOP
(Thursday, July 30 @ 7 pm @ Emmanuel Parish Hall Inside Labyrinth)
For the feast day of Mary Magdalene, we will explore aspects of the sacred feminine as told through the mythology of her life. Weaving her story with the classic labyrinthine myth of Ariadne, we will develop our understanding of metaphor through story. Walking the labyrinth we will focus on metaphor and story as it might relate to ourselves.
Facilitated by Fr. Berto Gandara-Perea, Lisa Steckley and Nancy Ayer.


SUMMER INTENSIVE AND MASTER CLASS IN SONG INTERPRETATION AND PERFORMANCE @ ORCAS CENTER
(Monday, July 27, Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29 from 2 - 8 pm)
Noah Racey -  Broadway Singer, Dancer, Actor and Choreographer - coming to Orcas Island.  Registration now open for ages 18 and older. Class will be held at Orcas Center, on Center Stage, with piano accompanist Grace McCune. Each day's class will be held from 2 - 8 pm, with a short break midday. There will be an option to perform for the public on July 29, or you may simply just take the class and opt out of the performance. 
Tuition: $100 per person.

INFORMATION: Register by email at gracemccune@hotmail.com


SEMINARS SET THE STAGE FOR THE 18TH CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
(Seminars take place at St. Francis Church from 9 am - 12:30 pm (with the exception of the August 14 Seminar which will be held at the Eastsound Fire Hall)
Before the curtains open for the 18th Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival August 6th - 22, go behind the scenes for what many call a "transforming experience." Music Lovers Seminars are presented for each program by five Lecturers who are highly respected musicians and classical music experts.  
  • Friday, August 7.  We're delighted to welcome Robert Baldwin as Lecturer for the"Russian Tableaux" program being performed. Dr. Baldwin is an accomplished violist, the Music Director of the Salt Lake Symphony, and Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at the University of Utah.
  • Tuesday, August 11, Steve Reeder, will provide insights into the "Façade" concert.  Steve is an announcer at Northwest Public Radio, and served for many years as on-air host and Program Director for Classical KING-FM in Seattle.
  • Friday, August 14, Stephen Rumph, associate professor of music history at the University of Washington and internationally recognized scholar, explores "The Romantic Cello" concert.
  • Tuesday, August 18, the Miró Quartet's amazing violist, John Largess, will educate and entertain patrons with his seminar exploring "Orcas~trations: Into the Woods."
  • Friday, August 21, popular Lecturer Lisa Bergman will return to Orcas to provide insights for the magnificent closing concert, "Hallelujah Junction."   A passionate promoter of classical music, and concert pianist, Lisa is founder and Artistic Director of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and is a national Gracie award-winning radio announcer on KING-FM.
All Seminars on Orcas include a coveted visit to a concert rehearsal.  Tickets are $30, students 18 and under are free.  To purchase, visit OICMF web site.  A limited number of seats may be sold at the door, depending on available space.  Call the OICMF Office for more information 360-376-6636.  www.oicmf.org


Announcements


DOE BAY PIZZA FOR FARM TO CAFETERIA!
(Each Thursday night in August)
The Doe Bay Café features fresh gourmet pizzas made with local organic ingredients and will be donating a dollar for every pizza sold on Thursdays in August to the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program. No need for reservations - just show up! Thursdays also feature Open Mike Night featuring local talent, which could be you!  Just bring your instrument of choice, spoken word, comedy, magic or other special talent and share it with diners and friends.
The more people that eat at the Doe Bay Café for Thursday Night Pizzas during the month of August, the more the Farm to Cafeteria Program will receive - so mark your calendars and bring the whole family, friends, neighbors and anyone willing to come along!  Treat them. Do whatever you have to. It's for Farm to Cafeteria! (#)


DOE BAY FEST TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR LOCALS!
(ASAP to get yours)
Doe Bay Fest 2015 is slated for Aug. 6-9 and as always the tickets ($135 each, just $95 for Locals) are limited and highly sought after.  However, we still have some spots available for work-trade if you are interested in volunteering.  Volunteer inquiries should be emailed to doebayfestvolunteers@doebay.com. If you'd like to buy a ticket instead of volunteer, some tickets were saved aside specifically for Orcas Locals so that our Island community can join us for one of the highlights of the year!  And Locals get a reduced price of just $95 per ticket kids 12 & under are FREE). To purchase tickets, call 360-376-2291.  We truly appreciate the support and encouragement of our Local community for Doe Bay Resort and Doe Bay Fest, and we are happy to create an opportunity for Locals to attend this music spectacular.  Please buy your tickets soon by calling 376-2291, while supplies last, and carpool or rideshare to get to Doe Bay Fest, since parking is limited. (##)
 
INFORMATION: Call 376-2291


DO YOU WANT TO BE IN THE SEATTLE WEEKLY?
The Islands' Sounder is creating a special page for island businesses to advertise in our sister paper The Seattle Weekly. We want to promote the San Juans in the greater Seattle area -- at a low cost to islanders. (##)

INFORMATION: Call 376-4500 or email editor@islandssounder.com for information


BMX RIDING @ CAMP ORKILA
(Tuesdays from 6:30 pm)
For dirt riders of all ages. Camp Orkila is hosting free riding at their pro BMX track on Tuesday nights. Bikes and helmets supplies. Long pants, long sleeves & parental permission required. (##)

INFORMATION: Call 376-4708


KALEIDOSCOPE'S ANNUAL CRUISE
(Sunday, August 2 from 11 am - 2 pm)
Come set sail with Kaleidoscope's Annual Cruise aboard the MV Northern Light. Captain Wes Heinmiller will charter an intimate group around the San Juan Islands. This delightful sail will feature Lopez Island Vineyard's wine and an assortment of local bites. Tickets are on sale now for $50, but space is limited.

Call Kaleidoscope to reserve your seat for this lovely brunch affair at 376-2484 or email kaleidoscope@centurytel.net


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! LIBRARY FAIR IS ALMOST HERE!

(Saturday, August 8 from 10 am - 3 pm on Library Grounds)
Mark your Calendar!  Turn its page to next month and in the August 8th square write:  LIBRARY FAIR.  More news on it later but the other important bit of information for you to write is that it is from 10 - 3 p.m. on the Library grounds.
Sponsored by Friends of the Library.


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. or the month of July we are featuring multi-media artist Spirit Eagle. Spirit bases her art on themes of nature and the spirit world.  She is displaying her paintings, masks, and wall hangings. Please Stop by to see this wonderful show.  


ART EXHIBITS @ ORCAS CENTER 

Madrona Room & Lobby Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm.  

 

 

THE GALLERY: A COOPERATIVE OF LOCAL PAINTERS 
THE GALLERY in Eastsound a cooperative of local artists, including the work of new member Brook Meinhardt  is now open for the season.
Location:  374 North Beach Rd, Eastsound.  Hours:  Wed. thru Sat 10 am to 4 pm.

 

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 11 am - 4 pm, Sundays 12 noon - 3 pm
Crow Valley School Museum: Friday & Saturday 12 noon - 3 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

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

Thursday, August 6 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee. (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.  
    

Tuesday, August 11  (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board  (Library Meeting Room). Call 376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.


Tuesday, August 11 (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, August 12 (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, August 13 (4 pm - 6 pm).Orcas Island Park & Recreation 
District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.

Thursday, August 13 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.     

Thursday, August 20 (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.       
 
 
 

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 

 

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