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Susan Gudgell, President
Mary Clure, Secretary
Mike Stolmeier
Charles Dalton
Colleen Armstrong
Mia Kartiganer
Shannon Borg
Jared Lovejoy
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  
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65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
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Marina Life Magazine
takes a trip to Orcas Island, providing boaters with valuable information about where to dock, and highlights top dining spots.  Article link.

The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine explores a "Craftsmany sort of contemporary" Orcas Island house designed by Chamber members Stoltz Kau Architects (website), with other island talent joining in.  Article link.

Time to plan your trip to Orcas Island!

The Chamber Welcomes A New Member!  


Raven Kim Middleton RavenSight
Ornithological Consulting and Nature Art

(Owner: Kim Middleton)
Biologist, Kim Middleton, has worked with birds for more than 20 years.  This close association with birds has given her unique insights into their lives.  Kim is a USFWS Certified Marbled Murrelet Observer; conducts scientific bird surveys and site consultations; teaches ornithology and bird watching classes; and is an award winning artist who focuses on painting birds in transparent oil paint.

Phone:
360-317-5605
Email: Send an email
Art Website: www.KimMiddleton.com

Big BBQ Bash This Sunday, August 31!

Mark your calendars for an "end of summer" Big BBQ Bash at the Eastsound Village Green!  It all starts at 11 am with games to play ... tug of war ... 3-legged sack races, and is followed by a summer barbecue meal from Chef Bill Patterson (Sazio di Notte), featuring a roasted pig, barbecued beef & chicken, corn on the cob, and potato salad.  And live music on the stage!

Don't miss the Beer Garden, featuring Orcas Island's own Island Hoppin' Brewery - and their amazing beers.  Did we mention the homemade pies and vanilla ice cream?  Don't miss this!  It's all to help support the Chamber of Commerce and our special events.

Tickets available now from the Chamber of Commerce & The Office Cupboard
2014 BBQ Shakespeare
Events This Week

 
RANDOM TALES @ RANDOM HOWSE 
(Thursday, August 28 at 7 pm) 
True stories on the topic "I only wanted to help".  If you enjoy "the Moth", "Snap Judgment" and "This American Life" this is our tribute event to learning more about and from each other. Free, all ages welcome.

INFORMATION:  360-376-1111


INDEPENDENT FILM THURSDAY:  'TRAINSPOTTING'
(Thursday, August 27, 8 pm @ Sea View Theatre)
The last OIFF Independent Film Thursday in August (27th) features the quintessential 90s drug movie from director Danny Boyle. "Trainspotting" (1996), based on the award-winning novel by Irvine Welsh, scours the depths of the Edinburgh drug scene, from which Renton (Ewan McGregor) struggles to break free - with some mighty crazy adventures along the way. Also stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy and Robert Carlyle as Begbie. OIFF film curators and triviamen Andy Martin and Peter Vinson bring on the questions. Starts at 8pm; $6 tix. Definitely Rated R.

Upcoming: Harold & Maude (9/4)


LIVE MUSIC: COUNTRY MUSIC WITH MIKE SPEECE & FRIENDS
(Friday, August 29 from 6:30 - 9 pm @ Random Howse)
Singing country standards from the 50s and 60s. Dancing is encouraged. Serving food from 5 pm.

INFORMATION: 376-1111


ON SCREEN: 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY' @ SEA VIEW THEATRE
(Friday - Sunday at 8 pm)
Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser. PG-13.

INFORMATION: 234 A St, 360-376-5724



ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS' MARKET  
(Saturdays from 10 am - 3 pm @ Eastsound Village Green)
Come enjoy the harvest! All Items sold in the market are grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans. The market includes produce, much of it organic, crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, food and drink vendors, and some of Orcas Island's service organizations (historical museum, master gardeners). Everyone is welcome. Parking is where you find it. Public restrooms are available on the park grounds. Leashed dogs are permitted.

INFORMATION: For more information please call Jennifer Pietsch, Market Manager at 317-8342 or via email at orcasislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com


CAR WASH & GYROS TO SUPPORT KINGS FOOTBALL
(Saturday, August 30, 12 - 4 pm @ American Legion)
Car Wash - By donation.  Gyro Sandwiches, Salad, and Chips -  $10. See you there!


THE MET: ON SCREEN LIVE IN HD - 'THE ENCHANTED ISLAND'
(Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world's best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast.
$18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 ex 1


DANCE PARTY: DISCO! @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, August 30 from 8 pm)
Last Disco of the summer, 1970's style baby!  8 pm, Hustle lessons, 9 pm DJ Jake Perrine takes us back to simpler times.  $10 door charge, portion of proceeds goes to help local family who lost home in fire.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


ANNUAL STEVE BRAUN MEMORIAL TRIATHLON
(Sunday, August 31 starting at 8:30 am)
The Annual Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon, sponsored by Friends of Moran will take place Sunday, August 31st.   All proceeds benefit Moran State Park.  
Pre-registration is $45 per athlete. After August 28th registration is $55.  You can register on line at www.friendsofmoran.com/smbt  
The course is ½ mile swim in Cascade Lake; a 15 mile bike ride; then the last leg of the race is a 3.5 trail run around Cascade Lake.  Whether it's your first triathlon or the last of your season, it's a great way to celebrate the end of summer. Teams are welcome and Duathlon racers (doing just one or two legs of the race) are encouraged. We hope you'll join us at the Cascade Lake Day Use Shelter on Sunday.  Pre-Race meeting 8:30.  Race starts at 9 am.

  
DIRTY CAR? LET OCS CLEAN IT!
(Sunday/Monday, August 31/September 1 from 10 am - 5 pm @ Key Bank)
It's time to wash that summer dust of your windshield, right? Orcas Christian School is having a car wash at Key Bank on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1. The kids will be scrubbing from 10 am until 5pm.  Proceeds will go toward sports programs to help kick off our BRAND NEW Volleyball team, and stellar Basketball team. Stop by, and let us make your car shine!


MUSIC IN THE PARK: MARTIN GERARD & MARTIN LUND
(Sunday, August 31, from noon - 5 pm on the Village Green, Eastsound)  
Martin Gerard and Martin Lund originally scheduled are now a part of the barbecue sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce along with Skye and the Frequent Flyers and The Dust Bunnies. The parks department has been the sponsors of Music in the Park for all 15 years. All concerts are free.

 
WINE-TASTING/LECTURE @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Sunday, August 31 from 3 - 5 pm)
Dr. Wade Wolfe of Thurston Wolfe Winery will be joined by geologist Michael Yeaman as they lead you through a wine class where you will learn the history of the wine industry in Washington State as well as the details of 'crush'.  This is the intense time between grape harvesting and prepping the grapes for aging in barrels.  Of course, there will be ample opportunities to taste the award winning Thurston Wolfe wines.  The price of the session, including tasting is $25 with proceeds benefiting the Animal Shelter.  

INFORMATION:  Call 360-376-6777 to reserve your spot. www.orcaspets.org/wine-class/

 
OUT ON ORCAS' ANNUAL POTLUCK
(Sunday, August 31 @ 6 pm)
Out on Orcas, and the LGBT community of Orcas Island and the rest of San Juan County, is having its annual Friends and Family potluck gathering August 31 at 6 pm.   

CALL FOR INFORMATION:  376-4462

 
13TH ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT RENDEZVOUS IN DEER HARBOR  
(Monday - Wednesday, September 1 - 3 @ Deer Harbor Marina)
Held by the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands, the Rendezvous is a low-key celebration of wooden boats, held in one of the most scenic harbors in the Pacific Northwest. All wooden boats are welcome: oar, power and sail. Wooden boats of all sizes attend the Rendezvous, from rowboats to motor launches, and daysailers to historic tall ships. Most of the boats moor at the Deer Harbor Marina, and are available for public viewing throughout the gathering. Highlights of the Rendezvous include:
Mon 1 Sept: Boats arrive on Monday.  Sail past: As a new feature we plan a sail past (parade) of any and all types of wooden boats at 3:00 pm, in Deer Harbor in view of the Deer Harbor Marina. This will be followed by a no-host BBQ potluck on the dock Monday evening at 6 pm.  
Tues 2 Sept:  Sailing regatta: breakfast will be held at 8:00 am, at the Deer Harbor Inn, followed by a skipper's meeting for race participants at 9:00. The regatta will begin in the late morning, wind permitting, and will take boats through the scenic islands and challenging currents of Wasp Passage. Paddling and rowing race: There will be a paddling and rowing race at 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon, following the sailboat regatta.
Evening BBQ: 4-8 PM - Everyone is welcome. The barbeque menu includes locally caught salmon, local organic produce, and the highest-quality microbrew beer on the west coast. There will be great live music from the Crow Valley String Band.
Wed 3 Sept:  Sailing dinghy race: A sailing dinghy race will be held Wednesday morning at 10 am. Most boats heading on to Port Townsend depart during the day on Wednesday. There will be a no-host BBQ potluck at Deer Harbor Marina on Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm.

INFORMATION:  If you have questions, or would like to volunteer (we always need help during the Rendezvous for various tasks) call the Deer Harbor BoatWorks: 360-376-4056
*Moorage - We encourage participants to make moorage reservations with the Deer Harbor Marina (360-376-3037). Note: Tell them you are coming to the Rendezvous to get the reduced moorage rate.


FREE DANCE LESSONS @ ODDFELLOWS HALL
(Monday, September 1 from 7 - 9 pm)
Local instructors are again offering their community dance class.   We have
received numerous requests to do another session of Swing which we will do.  We will repeat some of the previous dance steps for those who have never learned Swing and we will add some new steps for yourenjoyment.  Instruction will begin promptly at 7 pm followed by dancing at 8 pm.  The classes are free and no partner is needed.  

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

 
MOVIE NIGHT @ THE BARNACLE  
(Different Movie every Tuesday, 8 pm)
Your hosts Peter Vincent and Andy Martin show a different movie every week.We'll make up fantastic and inexpensive drink specials just for the occasion. After the show is just as fun! Peter and Andy will have an open chat about the film & challenge you on trivia based around each weeks choice. See you there!   

 
OPEN MIC @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm. Dinner served from 5 - 9 pm)
FREE, ALL AGES WELCOME, usually goes to 10 - 10:30pm.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


BINGO!
(Thursday, September 4 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


ON SCREEN NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: 'MEDEA' @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday, September 4, 7:30 pm)
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
$18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center Members

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 ex 1 or visit www.orcascenter.org


INDEPENDENT FILM THURSDAY: 'HAROLD AND MAUDE'
(Thursday, September 4, 8 pm @ Sea View Theatre)
On September 4, OIFF once again presents Independent Film Thursday! A romantic coming-of-age story that, like Maude, just gets better over the decades, the 1971 cult-classic "Harold and Maude" celebrates love and self-discovery. Directed by Hal Ashby, who also directed Being There, this film stars Bud Cort as Harold, a young, rich loner, who finds himself transformed when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude (Ruth Gordon). Expect more trivia hi-jinx from Peter Vinson and Andy Martin. Starts at 8pm; tickets $6. Rated PG.



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Announcements


HISTORIC BENEFIT AUCTION - SOLD OUT
The Historic Benefit Auction, An Orcas Family: 130 Years and Counting, to be held now at Emmanuel Church, Benson Hall this Saturday, August 30 is SOLD OUT!
Ticketed guests will be able to preview auction items beginning at 4:30 on Saturday. Proxy bids can still be placed by contacting Marian O'Brien at 376-1400 or marian@bokubooks.com.


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. This month at Washington Federal, Artist Daniel James. As quoted by Daniel James, "My purpose is to create something never seen before.  I want my art to evoke a sense of wonder and ultimately inspire others to find a creative outlet."
Stop by and check out his work! (##) 


HISTORY BOOK CLUB!
The perfect opportunity for history lovers and book lovers to meet people with similar interests. Are you an avid reader? Do you love learning more about  our local and regional history? If so, we have just the group for you. This fall we would like to start a book review social group at the museum! The group would read pertinent titles related to local and regional history and these events could then be discussed during a monthly meeting. Let us know if this interests you and we will roll it out before the monsoons hit. Send your ideas, titles, availability, comments, etc. to info@orcasmuseum.org (##)


OPEN ENROLLMENT AT ORCAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The Orcas Christian School is now accepting application for all grades, Kindergarten through 12th.  We encourage parents to visit our school and give OCS the opportunity to provide your students with a quality education experience for the 2014-15 school year. Parents and students are invited to explore our campus and meet our teachers. Please call our office (376-6683) to schedule an enrollment appointment with Tom Roosma, principal. Financial aid and matching funds are available for families who are unable to pay full tuition. Please speak with Tom Roosma regarding those options. Applications are available at www.oics.org. (##)

INFORMATION:  Contact Vala Ross 360-376-6683


YOUR CHAMBER NEEDS YOU!
Volunteers wanted for the Big BBQ Bash event on Aug 31st. to call Michell at The Office Cupboard 376-2378.

 
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CHERRY T'S & SEQUEL BACK-TO-SCHOOL DISCOUNT!
Now through Sept. 2nd - come in and mention you are back-to-school shopping and get 20% off!  Plus, great deals on clearance summer items and as always, our 50% off racks are full!  

INFORMATION:  Contact us at 360-376-2080 for more details


WILD ROSE WELLNESS SEPTEMBER SPECIAL
(Treat Your Feet)
-An Aromatic Wild Rose Ltd Foot Soak-A 60 min Reflexology Treatment-with a 2 oz Wild Rose Ltd Lotion to take home.  $70 for 1 Hour & 15 min session. (#)

INFORMATION:  Call Deborah Darner, LMP 360-376-4188


BACK TO SCHOOL SALE @ THE OFFICE CUPBOARD
(Thru September 4)
Purchase your school supplies at the Office Cupboard starting August 21st thru September 4th and receive 15% off when you say, "The Office Cupboard is the place to be."(##)

INFORMATION:  376-2378


SOARING CRANE HEALING   
Need an energy boost to get through August? Acupuncture balances and increases your energy flow. It is great for stress management and is also deeply relaxing, an internal massage. Many of my clients bring their visiting friends and relatives for treatments. I can treat two people at a time, so make an appointment today. (##)

INFORMATION:  Email 1healingcrane@gmail.com or call 376-5900

 
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


CALLING ALL ASPIRING ACTORS
(Two day workshop Saturday/Sunday, August 30/31 @ Camp Orkila)
Are you an adult beginning actor?  Are you experienced on the stage but want to improve your performance skills?  Then get ready to rumble.
The Maria Massey Memorial Fund, in concert with the Actors Theater of Orcas Island, is pleased to announce its first acting training program.  The fund was established to support the developing talents of Orcas Island actors as a way to honor the memory of Maria Massey, who was an actor on Orcas Island.
Renowned acting coach and director Paula Russell, who has lived and taught acting classes on Orcas for many years and now lives in Austin, Texas, is coming to Orcas and will conduct a two day acting workshop at Camp Orkila on August 30 and 31.
The course, which is targeted to adults with at least some acting experience, will consist of exercises, scene work and character building.
The workshop can accommodate a maximum of 16 students, on a first come first served basis, so sign up now. While the basic cost of the workshop is $50, the Maria Massey Memorial Fund will provide scholarship assistance to any student who needs financial help.
The training program will take place at the Alumni building at YMCA Camp Orkila.

INFORMATION:  To sign up or for further information, contact Doug Bechtel at doug@orcasactors.com


INTRODUCTION TO SILENCE & SONG WITH SUSAN OSBORN
(4-week Series, Mondays, Sept 8 - 29 from 7:30 - 10 pm)
This is an invitation to explore and reclaim the joy and birthright of singing. Singing is the direct language of the soul, available to all people regardless of talent. It is a universally understood communication, beyond words, from one body to another.
Silence and Song is for anyone who would like to:
*Reclaim the joy of singing
* Strengthen and expand the clarity and range of their voice
* Explore the practical uses of singing as a tool for communication, as a practice in intimate creativity and emotional integration, and as a pathway to deep silence.
This class is an ongoing exploration and folks who have already taken the class would be most welcome to come and continue their work, as well as those who are coming for the first time. It's always new! $100 for the Series or $80 if registered before Sept 1st.

INFORMATION: Call 360-298-0218 or email info@orcasmandala.com


DIVINE DIALOGS~A MORNING SPIRITUAL GATHERING
(Monday - Friday, September 8 - 26 from 6:45 - 8 am @ Orcas Mandala Studio)
Daily Meditation Practice with Dr. Rosie Kuhn. A short, daily, hour and fifteen minute meditation and discussion over three weeks (M-F). This series empowers participants to develop and practice dialoging with their Divine Selves.
You will:  Deepen you commitment to your spiritual practice, Create avenues for potential practices to be with your higher self, Give yourself a time for deep dialoging with you, as a Divine Being.
We will engage in silent meditation, instruction, dialog, and quiet space to be with your Divine Self. A commitment for a minimum of one week is requested.                   Register for one week at a time: $50.00/week or $120.00/3-weeks.

Dr Rosie Kuhn is dedicated to empowering individuals to cultivate their own unique spiritual path. She has been in the service of inspiring and coaching individuals to be the fullest expression of their essential selves for over 30 years. She is an Ordained Minister, Marriage and Family Therapist, Spiritual Guide,  Life Coach, and author of many books, including You Know You Are Transforming When..., and Self-Empowerment 101 (all available at Darvills, and Amazon.com).

INFORMATION: To Register: www.orcasmandala.com.  For more information contact Rosie:  rosie@theparadigmshifts.com, or phone: 360-376-4323


'TRANSITIONS' YOGA SERIES WITH CHRISTINE COMITO
(Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
As we come into the autumn equinox, the point of balance between the longest days and longest nights, it is a wonderful opportunity to cultivate balance and steadiness in our practice and create a continuous flow of motion toward unity & equilibrium.
This is an ideal time to commit to a practice that will sustain us through the darkness of winter and illuminate our truth which is revealed through the depth of our consciousness.
Friday 9/12 (9:00 - 11:00am) "Illuminating The Sun"
(Namaskars & vinyasa variations saluting the summer sun)
Saturday 9/13 (9:00 - 11:00am) "Reflecting From the Moon"
(Lunar namaskars & vinyasa sequences of reflection & balance)
Sunday 9/14 (11:00am - 1:00pm) "Balancing the Yin & Yang"
(Yin & Restoratives with moving meditation)
Single Session ~ $20    Entire Series (3 Sessions) ~ $45

INFORMATION:  To Register: www.orcasmandala.com


FUNDAMENTALS OF BIRD WATCHING
(Thursdays or Saturdays, 10am- 1pm, Sept 25- Nov 1 @ Orcas Island Library)
Ornithologist/ artist, Kim Middleton, will introduce the birds of Orcas Island and teach identification techniques to enhance the birding experience by focusing on form and proportions, plumage and flight patterns, bird behavior and habitat use.  This course consists of five classroom sessions held at the Orcas Island Library and one local field trip.  This fundamental class is fun and engaging and is only $80.  Choose one of two concurrent classes, Thursdays 10 am to 1 pm, September 25- Oct 30 or Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm, September 27- Nov 1.

INFORMATION: 360-317-5605 or kim@kimmiddleton.com


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WEEKEND RETREAT
(Saturday/Sunday, October 11/12 @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Daily Schedule:
Yoga session with Djuna 8-8:45am
Meditation retreat with Brent Morton 9am-4pm (1 hour lunch break from 12-1)
During this weekend mindfulness workshop we will learn to quiet our minds and open our hearts through the practices of insight meditation (mindfulness) and lovingkindness meditations (metta). Together we will discover that freedom is possible through meeting ourselves, our relationships, and our world more fully with wisdom, compassion, and acceptance.  Brent will offer an array of practices including:
Nervous system regulation, Self soothing techniques, Mindful ways to work with difficult emotions and trauma, Establishing a daily mindfulness routine, Calming the inner critic,
Self compassion, Mindful movement, Mindful eating, The neuroscience of meditation.
No experience in meditation is necessary. Beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome to come and explore their minds.  The retreat will include an all levels yoga session with Djuna each morning from 8-8:45 am.
Cost: $150 before Sept. 12th $175 after (2 scholarships are available, please email djuna@yogapracticeandreflection.com to apply)


Restaurant News & Dining Deals

 

  

THIS WEEK @ RANDOM HOWSE.....
(Wednesday - Saturday from 5 pm)
The restaurant and bar will be open from 5 pm with our delicious grilled cheese selections and BBQ specials - St Louis style ribs, slaw and Kelly's awesome potato salad. No restaurant on Saturday.

INFORMATION:  360-376-1111


FALL HOURS FOR DOE BAY CAFE
(Closed September 2nd and 3rd as the Café changes over to Fall hours)
Brunch: Friday-Wednesday 8am-2pm
Dinner: Friday-Wednesday 5-9pm
Doe Bakery: Thursday 8-Noon
Open Mic & Pizza Night: Thursday 5-10pm

INFORMATION:  360-376-8059


UPDATED HOURS FOR CAFE OLGA
Open for Breakfast and Lunch 8 am - 4 pm closed Wednesday.

INFORMATION:  360-376-5098


Continuing Restaurant Specials
 
 
RED RABBIT FARM IS SERVING FARM-TO-TABLE DINNERS 
(Sundays at 6 pm through September) 
Throughout the season we offer a series of Farm to Table dinners.  The dinners are robust affairs, but limited to forty people.  We set the long table in the meadow or in the barn.  We fill bowls and platters with the best our farmers can provide that day.

INFO & RESERVATIONS: Call 360-376-3208


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 Anthony 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
 
 
HAPPY HOUR @ ROSARIO 
(Monday thru Thursday, 3 - 5 pm) 
Enjoy Happy Hour(s) in the Moran Lounge.


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
 
 
HAPPY HOUR @ THE MADRONA
(Monday - Friday, 3-6 pm & ALL DAY SUNDAY in the bar
$5 wines by the glass, mimosa's, margarita's & bloody mary's $1 off all well drinks and draft beer. $5 salads, $6 small plates, $7 beef, fish or pork sliders.  
 
INFORMATION:  376-7171

 

 

PIZZA NIGHT AND OPEN MIC AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ 
(Thursday Evening) 
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 Friends of Moran State Park! Each Thursday in July, Doe Bay Pizza and Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each pizza slice to Friends of Moran! Great food, music and a fantastic cause! 
 
INFORMATION:  call 376-8059 or see doebay.com

  

 

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


ARTIST AT ORCAS CENTER: JOSIE BARROW 'MY JOURNEY INTO COLORFUL CREATIVITY'
(Artist reception Friday, September 5 at 5:30 pm)
The Orcas Center Lobby Gallery will show the art of Josie Barrow during the month of September. The exhibit will be partially a retrospective show, beginning with 3 pieces from her high school days, and then fastforwarding to when she retired to Orcas Island and began painting in watercolor, then later in pastel, and more recently in oil.
The exhibit opens Friday September 5th with a reception at 5:30. There will be art by other local artists in the Moran Room, and as usual there will be beverages and goodies.


ANNUAL GOURMET PICNIC & WINE/BEER TASTING FOR KALEIDOSCOPE
(Saturday, September 6 @ Maple Rock Farms)
Kaleidoscope will be hosting their 10th Annual Gourmet Picnic & Wine/Beer Tasting on September 6th, 2014 at Maple Rock Farms. The Island Grown, Island Raised dinner and auction will include family style meal paired with local Lopez Island Vineyards wines, brew from Island Hoppin' Brewery and dessert will be by Sugar Babies Specialty Cakes served with Lopez Island Creamery ice cream. All of our courses include only locally sourced products and ingredients. Musical entertainment will be performed by Maddie Jane West.  Dinner tickets are $50 per seat, with a progressive silent auction!

INFORMATION: Call Amber or Nicole at 376-2484


THE MET: LIVE ON SCREEN 'ROMEO ET JULIET'
(Saturday, September 6, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Soprano Anna Netrebko teams up with tenor Roberto Alagna in Charles Gounod's sensual interpretation of Shakespeare's timeless love story, Romeo et Juliette, streaming to Orcas Center's big screen with surround sound, as part of the Met: Live in HD Summer Encore series.
Originally premiered in 1867, Gounod's opera was a triumph in its time, and is still praised today for its remarkable musical take on Shakespeare.  Placido Domingo presides on the conductor's podium for this tour-de-force presentation.
Tickets for this Met: Live in HD Summer Encore presentation of Roméo et Juilette are $18 , $13 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon - 4 pm.

 
LIVE MUSIC: THE BARDS OF KEYPOYNT @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, September 6)
Celtic, gypsy, pirate music - traditional and original. Some might have adult themes.

INFORMATION:  360-376-1111


LIVE THEATER: 'LOVE SONG' @ THE GRANGE
(Friday/Saturdays, Sept 12/13, 19/20, 27/28 and Sunday Sept 28 at 7:30 pm)
Actors Theater is moving back to the Grange to present a full production of "Love Song" by John Kolvenback. "Love Song" is a very different and unusual kind of comedy.  Called: "Richly comic and deeply touching." and "Outstanding" we learn that Beane (played by Zach Knight) is an exile from life-an oddball. Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, his sister, Joan (Melinda Milligan), and brother-in-law, Harry (Tom Fiscus) are baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and try to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love, Molly (Cara Russell).  Some strong language and adult situations may make this play unsuitable for children.
Tickets for all performances are $10 and are available at Darvills.

INFORMATION: Call Doug Bechtel at 317-5601

 

 

EXPERIENCE LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE @ ORCAS CENTER

If you're a theatre lover or an infrequent attendee, if you love community theatre productions, take a trip off-island to the London stage and be transported and maybe inspired by these experiences.  Many of these productions come to Broadway, which granted, is closer than London, but not as close as here in our 213 seat theater on Orcas Island.
Come one come all. Teachers bring your students, friends bring friends. Share the experience with those who just might treasure it as much as you do.
Again, this is NOT film; this is live and you will experience yourself in London seated in the 2nd row of the National Theatre. Take yourselves on this voyage through theatre history from your own seat at Orcas Center.
Get your tickets now for these two major theatre works from NT Live:
*    Streetcar Named Desire, Thursday September 25
*    Skylight, Thursday, October 23
All performances are at 7:30 pm.
Tickets for each of these NT Live presentations of Medea, Streetcar Named Desire and Skylight are $18, $13 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office

 

 
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. This month at Washington Federal, Artist Daniel James. As quoted by Daniel James, "My purpose is to create something never seen before.  I want my art to evoke a sense of wonder and ultimately inspire others to find a creative outlet."
Stop by and check out his work!


ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm, Sundays 12 - 3 pm)
CROW VALLEY SCHOOL MUSEUM
(Open Wednesdays & Saturdays from 12 noon - 3 pm)
Summer hours May -Sept.  The Crow Valley School Museum is open Wednesdays & Saturdays 12 - 3 pm ;  Museum Office Hours: Monday - 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

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

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

Tuesday, September 9 (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. 

Tuesday, September 9 (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, September 10 (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.  

 

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

Thursday, September 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

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

 

Chamber Signature Box