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

 
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The Chamber Welcomes A New Member!

ZUMBA by Orcas Dance Fitness
(Instructor: Alyson Stephens)
It's a workout that feels like a celebration!  We use a mixture of low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.  



Class times and locations:
  • Tuesdays at 8 am at Odd Fellows Hall (112 Haven Road)
  • Wednesdays at 9:30 am at Odd Fellows Hall
  • Thursdays at 9 am at Orcas Athletics (188 "A" Street)
Phone: 360-376-5868
Email: Send an email
Website: alysonstephens.zumba.com



WHO'S THE CHEF IN THE KITCHEN?

(This Saturday at 3 pm)
Only a few tickets remain!  Our final cooking adventure concludes this Saturday.  Here's a chance to watch an amazing Orcas chef personally demonstrate his skills at the Red Rabbit Farm Cooking Barn. Proceeds benefit the Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival.
  • March 28 * Steve DeBaste (New Leaf Cafe).  Steve is a real French Chef and he will share some classic recipes, including tricks and techniques from the French kitchen. The Menu includes:
    • Truffle fries
    • Duck macaroni and cheese with hazelnut crumbs
    • Fresh Local Halibut and Mashed potatoes
    • Salad greens with Verjus and white truffle oil vinaigrette and toasted pine nuts
    • Affogato with chocolate ice cream and Grand Marnier
    • Wines to compliment this French feast!
For only $100 per class you can learn from the best!  And then dine, sip a little wine and take home the recipes. Payment may be made at the Office Cupboard or the Chamber of Commerce office. Island Market is the sponsor of this event, and it is hosted by Red Rabbit Farm. Contact The Office Cupboard or the Chamber to sign up!

Events This Week & Beyond


NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS
(Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
If you haven't caught a National Theatre Live production yet, this is a phenomenal intro into the wonder of seeing first-class theater live on screen. Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Mumbai's Annawadi slum recording the lives of its residents and infused their stories into her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. From her uncompromising book, winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Non-Fiction, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. India is surging with global ambition...but beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Directed by Rufus Norris and featuring actress Meera Syal, this story contrasts the gritty realism of some of life's most challenging situations with the admirable dignity of its ensemble of characters.
   Stay after the show and join a discussion, led by JoEllen Moldoff, in which we will compare and contrast the play with Katherine Boo's book. Support your local bookstore and purchase your copy of this can't-put-it-down read at Darvill's.  Click here for the trailer. $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1


MAGGIE SHARKEY'S SHOW: BOLD AND VIBRANT - COLOR EXPLORATION
(Reception - Friday, March 27, 5:30 - 7 pm  @ Orcas Art Studios)
A solo exhibit of landscapes and still lives in pastel and oil by accomplished local artist Maggie Sharkey. Maggie is known for her dexterously executed still lives with bold colors and intricate compositions, as well as her atmospherically delicate landscapes.
Please come see Maggie's beautiful work! This will be her farewell show, as she prepares to embark on new artistic adventures across the waters in Bellingham.
Don't miss a chance to see her incredible work in person and acquire a worthy addition to you fine art collection!

INFORMATION: Visit orcasartstudios.com or email us at info@orcasartstudios.com


MOVIE OF THE WEEK: MCFARLAND, USA 
(Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm @ Sea View Theater) 
A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. Rate PG. See Trailer here.  The lounge opens @ 6:30pm for beer, wine, concessions and conversation.

INFORMATION: 360-376-5724, 234 A St 


LIVE MUSIC:BRENDA XU @ DOE BAY CAFE
(Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm)
Come join us in the Doe Bay Cafe to experience Brenda Xu's beautiful blend of ambient, folk and orchestral music.

INFORMATION: Please call the Cafe for details and to make reservations, 360-376-8059


COME TO THE 15TH ANNUAL FUNHOUSE SCIENCE FAIR!
(Saturday, March 28 starting at 12 pm @ The Funhouse Commons)
This FREE family event is open to the public and features gizmos and gadgets, marvels and wonders of the science world. There is truly something to interest all ages!
Learn from our featured guest, entomologist (bug scientist) Don Ehlen and his amazing Insect Safari as he shares cool facts about our creepy crawly friends. View his extensive display of preserved specimens and live insect guests!  K-12 students from Orcas, and neighboring islands, have been working hard to perfect their projects. Wandering Wizards will be present to judge all the entries and cast votes for the Richie Moore Rocket Ship of Wonder award, which is presented annually to the "best of show" entry.
   For the 10th year in a row, The Funhouse is awarding $2,000 in scholarships to the top three high school or middle school student entries. This year we will be giving away ipads to three of our winners as well. Everyone who enters receives a certificate and a science-related prize.

INFORMATION: For downloadable rules and sign-up forms visit the Funhouse website or email rebecca@thefunhouse.org for question. Entry forms are due by March 24.


FAMILY DINNER HOSTED BY THE ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
(Saturday, March 28 from 4:30 - 7 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Join us on the evening March 28th for Dragons or Dinosaurs? Myth or Reality? a fun filled night of food, friends and Dinosaurs; bring your children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews, to learn about Dinosaurs and their eggs. The evening will include a lasagna dinner, a short talk by Gerald Grellet-Tinner PhD, and favors. All ages welcome. Doors will open at 4:30, and meals will also be available for take-out after the talk is finished. Tickets can be purchased from the Orcas Island Historical Museum. For questions or to purchase tickets feel free to call the office at 376-4849 or email Maggie at info@orcasmuseum.org.


INAUGURAL MASHUP ART/DANCE PARTY
(Saturday, March 28 at 7 pm - 1 am @ Orcas Center Black Box)
NO cover - FREE! Are you craving an excuse to move your body on the dance floor? Do you like artsy, creative performances? Are you 21 and over? Then you are in luck because Orcas Center is launching its Inaugural MASHUP Art/Dance Party! It's time to get weird and dance! Come and get your arty groove on in Orcas Center's OffCenter Black Box and dance the night away with your friends and community. This event will be a venue for dancing, socializing, and seeing something ... different. There will be drinks, DJs, and surprise art-infused performances throughout the evening. Jake Perrine leads the charge in curating this MASHUP Art/Dance Party that promises to entertain, enthrall, inspire, and even just plain confuse you. This event is 21 and over. NO cover - FREE! Doors open at 7 pm. There will be a cash-only bar so bring some spending money for drinks.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1


ORCAS CROSSROADS LECTURE SERIES: PAUL ROBERTS
(Sunday, March 29 @ 4pm; Orcas Center)
Orcas CrossRoads Lecture Series presents "The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification" with journalist and author Paul Roberts. The CrossRoads Lecture for Spring of 2015 will be on Sunday, March 29th at 4:00 pm at the Orcas Center.  Paul Roberts finds clear signs of change--and broad revolt--as millions of Americans try to step off the self-defeating treadmill of gratification and restore a sense of balance.   Tickets: $10.00. Available at Darvill's Bookstore, online at www.orcascrossroads.org, or at the door. Some complimentary tickets are available in advance at the Senior Center.


ARTSMITH SALON SERIES: CAROLYNE WRIGHT
(Wednesday, April 1, 6 pm @ Darvill's Bookstore)
The highly acclaimed poet, Carolyne Wright will kickoff April Poetry Month with the premier reading from her anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace.

INFORMATION: 360-376-9866


B-I-N-G-O!
(Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm @ American Legion Hall)
The Sons of The American Legion are sponsoring BINGO to benefit Kaleidoscope Preschool & Childcare Center.  Bring the family out the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Each game cost .50 and winnings are half the pot!  If you wear your Kaleidoscope Tee shirt your first game is free. Concessions provided.  Hope to see you there!   

INFORMATION:  Call 376-2484


BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING - THE SALISH SEA: JEWEL OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
(Tuesday, April 7 from 5:30 pm  @ Episcopal Parish Hall, followed by book signing at Darvill's)
The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest is a beautiful visual journey through the Salish Sea that combines a scientist's inquiring mind, breathtaking photographs, and a lively narrative of fascinating stories. Join authors Audrey DeLella Benedict and Joseph K. Gaydos in celebrating the release of their incredible book.  Talk at Emmanuel Episcopal Church parish hall at 5:30pm, followed by reception and booksigning at Darvill's Books. This is a free event.

INFORMATION: 360-376-9866


THE GREAT ISLAND CLEAN-UP RETURNS
(Saturday, April 18)
On April 18th, Orcas Islanders are getting together to scour the beaches, trails and roads for litter. We are asking volunteers to sign up now to share your ideas on the best places to clean this year. We would love to hear from individuals and organizations who are interested in taking part. We hope to see you all at 10 a.m. on the Village Green this April! Please see our Facebook page for more information.


Shop The Rock


THANK YOU EASTSOUND! ARTWORKS SUPER SALE ON MARCH 28! 
The ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS will be moving back home to Olga in April - but before we go we are offering 20% OFF everything in the shop - ONE DAY ONLY - Saturday, March 28 from 10-4.  217 Main Street, Eastsound. 376-4408

 
IT'S MADNESS IN MARCH 
(75% off Storewide Sale!) 
It's Madness in March! SEQUEL and Cherry T's are having another 75% off storewide sale.  Come in Wed. 26th - Fri. 27th for some big savings!  (sale excludes new arrivals)
Also, we are not accepting clothing until April 3rd (Spring and Summer items only).
Please contact us with questions 376.5450.


GET YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT! POWERFUL ATLAS/CRANIUM HEALING SESSIONS
(March 28 & 29 @ 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. For more information www.orcasmandala.com


ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC IS BACK!
(Thursdays)
Barefoot Doctor, sliding scale Community Acupuncture clinic is back on Thursdays. $30-$60 for low income islanders. Now is the perfect time to have a spring tune-up and strengthen your energy for the busy season! (#)

INFORMATION:  Contact Soaring Crane Healing, Lori Wilson, MAC, LAC, Licensed Acupuncturist at 376-5900 to make an appointment or email 1healingcrane@gmail.com


TRES FABU! RE-OPENING & THE FIRST FRIDAY OF SPRING
(Re-opening Wednesday, April 1. First Friday event, April 3)
Spring is definitely here, and we are delighted to be opening Tres Fabu next week!  We're loading up the shop with all new merchandise, and boy howdy, does it ever look great!  I don't know about you, but I'm just so darned excited about tossing off the winter woolies and finding something fresh to wear for spring.  There's so much more coming as we get further into April, so please check in soon.  And First Friday is April 3rd!  Woo-hoo!  More on THAT event next week!  Looking forward to see you again - we've missed you!

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


ORCAS ARTS & GIFTS - WE ARE BACK!!
(Grand re-opening Friday, April 3)
We spent the past few months working hard and are ready to show you our NEW jewelry, minerals, crystals, shirts, gifts, carvings, and much more!! Plenty of very affordable warm fleeces and jackets on sale. You've gotta come in to see all the new items!

INFORMATION: 245 Main Street, Eastsound. 376-3462


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Restaurant News & Dining Deals

 

 

THE LOFT AT MADRONA OPENING EASTER WEEKEND!

(Fridays & Saturdays beginning April 3)
We are pleased to announce that The Loft is re-opening from our winter break.  We will be open for dinner both Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of April and opening for Sunday Brunch starting April 10th from 10am-2pm.  We have expanded our menu with many new fresh and exciting dishes.

INFORMATION: Please call for reservations!  360-376-7173

 

INN AT SHIP BAY ANNOUNCES FIRST WINE DINNER OF 2015!

(Wednesday, April 15 at 6 pm)
Please, join us for an evening of food, wine, wit and fun with Jed Steele, owner and winemaker of Stymie and Steele Wines in Mendocino, California. Jed has wonderful stories that he is quick to share of his family's many years in the Wine Industry.
We will be pairing his wines with a seasonally inspired Spring Menu, to be announced soon..Seating is Limited for this Dinner...We hope to see you soon...! All the Best, Mary Anna & Geddes. Steele Wines website. (#)

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5886 or e-mail shipbay@rockisland.com for Reservations! 

 

 

CO-OP MEMBER DISCOUNT @ DOE BAY CAFE
(Sunday nights in March and April)

Are you a member of the Orcas Food Co-op? Then come join us at the Doe Bay Cafe on Sunday nights and receive a discount on your dinner during the months of March and April. Flash your membership card and receive 15% off your meal! (##)

INFORMATION: Please call the Cafe for details and to make reservations, 360-376-8059 


 

INN AT SHIP BAY IS OPEN!
(Call to make a reservation)
We are open (at last) for the 2015 Season! As in the past; open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5pm in the Lounge & 5:30 in the Dining Room (closed Sundays & Mondays).
We are looking forward to seeing you all very soon....(##)

INFORMATION:  For reservations 360-376-5886

   

Continuing Restaurant Specials


HAPPY HOUR AT THE MADRONA BAR & GRILL!
(Monday - Friday 3  -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.
Have your Christmas party at the hotel and we will cook up a prime rib on any night of the week!

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.  Come out and support the Orcas Food Co-op! Each Thursday in October, Doe Bay Pizza and Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each pizza slice to the Co-op! Great food, music and a fantastic cause!

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


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


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. For the month of March we are featuring landscaper and artist Jeff Bossler, who has a wonderful display of drawings, prints, and textiles depicting local and far-away scenery.  Stop by to see this wonderful show.
   In other news: We are kicking off our "Bankers Care Spring Food Drive".  We are collecting food and donations until March 31st.  All donations will be provided to our local food bank.     


OICC WOMEN'S ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON
(Saturday, May 2 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm @ Camp Moran - ELC)
All women of the community are invited to attend the annual Women's Spring Luncheon, hosted by Orcas Island Community Church.  This year's luncheon will be held in Moran State Park at the Environmental Learning Center Lodge. Orcas Island resident Beverly D. Ohlman will be the keynote speaker. Get ready to experience the unfolding of your own beauty as we explore "Everything is Beautiful" with this experienced teacher. Cost: $20.00 per person. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY APRIL 26. If you do not have a registration form, they are available in the OICC church office, or you can simply write your acceptance and mail your check to:  Susan Clark, PO Box 235, Orcas, WA  98280.  Make your check payable to Orcas Island Community Church or OICC and write Spring Luncheon on the memo line.  
***Limited parking at the Lodge and carpooling is highly suggested.  Discover Pass is required.Call Susan Clark at 376-7046 if you need help to join a carpool.

INFORMATION: If you have any questions, please contact Casey Ahrens at 376-6422


ORCAS ISLAND GOLF COURSE ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL
You may have notice we have been doing a little work around the clubhouse. Our current project has been replacing the deck. We hope to have it all done by the first week in April so we can get the clubhouse ready to open. We will have the clubhouse open on regular hours the first of May. For those who have been off the island for the winter, we have also added a new pond between 3 and 9. This was added to give us the needed water storage for irrigation. With all the added sprinklers the past few years, we have been running out of water in the dry summer months.
   If you haven't signed up yet for your 2015 membership, we are offering a special if you sign up and pay with a check by April 1st. We will give you 2 guest or cart passes and 2 driving range tokens. 2015 memberships will run from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 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 can begin playing from the day they sign up. So please let your friends who may be interested know. (#)

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

INFORMATION: To sign up, please send a check to: Orcas Island Golf Course, P.O. Box 1295 Eastsound, WA 98245


GRANNY'S ATTIC NOW COLLECTING ITEMS
(Tuesdays, March 17-April 21, 10 am - 3 pm a Orcas Senior Center)
Spring clean for a good cause!  It's that time of year again, and Granny's Attic is now collecting donations of interesting and unique (gently used) items for our annual Granny's Attic Sale, to be held April 25. This annual sale is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the Orcas Senior Center, and we greatly appreciate your contributions.  Drop off days for donating items are Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm at the Senior Center from March 17th until April 21st.  If you have larger items such as furniture please call Jami Mitchell at 376-2677 or email orcasseniorcenter@gmail.com to arrange someone to come out and take a look at the items to see if they will work for the sale.  Please note that we do not accept clothing, small appliances, or large electronics.  Thank you for your support! (##)

INFORMATION: Call 376-2677 or email orcasseniorcener@gmail.com

 
Classes and Seminars


CARDBOARD CAMP FOR GROWN UPS WITH BROOK MEINHARDT

(Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29, 10am-3pm @ Orcas Art Studios, Airport Center)
The wide world of corrugated cardboard will be our playground. If you are secretly jealous of kids doing all the fun art projects and wish to be that kid again - this workshop is for you! 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. It will be fun! Location: 1286 Mt. Baker Rd, Suite A4.

INFORMATION: Get info and to register here: orcasartstudios.com or email us at info@orcasartstudios.com


THE UNDEFENDED HEART-A GLIMPSE INTO LOVE BEYOND BOUNDARIES
(Thursday April 2 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm @ Orcas Library)
Join us for a 1 hour intro exploration into the potent ancient awakening knowledge of the Arkavamsha Parampara-the never ending solar path. This is a gateway into learning powerful meditation techniques and knowledge that can quickly transform your life into love, clarity, and fulfillment!

INFORMATION: kaivallha@sambodha.org or 317-5332 for info


GATHERING OF LIGHT
(Wednesdays beginning April 8 from 6:30 @ 128 Scenic Ln)
We are beginning another weekly Gathering of Light! Join us for learning powerful ancient meditation techniques and knowledge of the Arkavamsha Parampara-the never ending solar path. This can quickly transform your life into one of love and clarity! (#)

INFORMATION: kaivallha@sambodha.org or 317-5332 for info


INVENTOR WORKSHOP - GET YOUR IDEA TO MARKET!
(Wednesday, April 22 from 10 am - 3 pm @ Outlook Inn)
The San Juan County Economic Development Council is asking: Are you an inventor with a product idea? Get your product geared up during our Inventor Workshop. Join us for a dynamic half-day workshop on getting your product idea to market. Featuring experts in Intellectual Property, Design Thinking, Prototyping, Manufacturing, Crowdfunding and more.  Space is limited - sign up today. Cost: $35 includes lunch & materials. Register at http://bit.ly/1ERrg6M.

QUESTIONS: Call 360-378-2906 or info@sanjuansedc.org


SIXTH GRADE GIRLS LEADERSHIP GROUP - EASING THE TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
(Wednesdays, April 29 - June 2 from  3:30 - 5 pm @ The Funhouse Commons)
Celebrate what it means to be a leader...Open to all 6th grade girls. Join Beth Jensen for six weeks of lively and meaningful discussions about issues such as: healthy relationships, positive self-talk, emotions, body image, self-esteem, and conflict management.  $60.

INFORMATION: Contact Rebecca, rebecca@thefunhouse.org


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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. For the month of March we are featuring landscaper and artist Jeff Bossler, who has a wonderful display of drawings, prints, and textiles depicting local and far-away scenery.  Stop by to see this wonderful 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.

Wednesday, April 1 (5 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3. (Library). Meets first Wednesday of the month.  

 

Thursday, April 5 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee. (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.  

 

Wednesday, April 8 (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, April 9 (4 pm - 6 pm).  
Orcas Island Park & Recreation 
District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.

Thursday, April 9 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.  

 

Monday, April 14 (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board   (Port of Orcas Conference Room). Call 376-4985 for more information. Usually meets the second Tuesday of the month.    

 

Tuesday, April 14 (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.

 

Thursday, April 16 (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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