Board of Directors
Susan Gudgell, President
Mary Clure, Secretary
Michell Marshall, Past Pres.
Ken Speck, Ex Officio
Heather Johnson, staff
Michele Wiley, volunteer
Brodie Miller, volunteer
Carol Owens, volunteer
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273
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Events This Week on Orcas Island
DARVILL'S BOOK READING & DISCUSSION WITH DR. ROSIE KUHN
(Thursday, December 12; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Dr. Rosie Kuhn joins us for a book reading, discussion and signing for her new book,You Know You Are Transforming When...101 Everyday Indications That You Are Creating A Happier Ever After . "Transformation is big business these days. It's everywhere. But what is it, and how do you know when it has happened to you? Most people believe that transforming their life will be effortless. Money will suddenly flow, careers will become fulfilling and they will live happily ever after with the sweetheart of their dreams. Truth is; that's the best case scenario."
INFORMATION: Call Darvill's at 376-2135
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERTS
Thursday, December 12 -- Sold Out
Friday, December 13 at 6 pm @ Rosario Resort -- Tickets Available!
Back by patron request! Pianist Viktor Valkov and Cellist Lachezar Kostov will perform for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival's Annual Fundraising Concert "Leaves of Gold ... with a Touch of Red." If you attended the 2013 Summer Festival, you know you're in for a real treat. This amazing duo will light up the holiday-adorned Music Room at Rosario Resort. They'll perform the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody that had audiences leaping to their feet, Buxton Orr's Carmen Fantasy, Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, works by Chopin, Debussy and others. Our favorite violist, Aloysia Friedmann, will perform alongside them during the evening. Following the music, guests will enjoy an hors d'oeuvres buffet and wine reception in the Orcas Room of the Rosario Mansion. Tickets to this fundraising event are $150.
INFORMATION: Tickets call 360-376-6636 or email email@example.com. All proceeds benefit Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival programming, as well as music education.
DEER HARBOR CHRISTMAS POTLUCK
(Friday, December 13 @ 6:30 pm at Deer Harbor Community Club)
Ho! Ho! Ho!! Join us for our Christmas Potluck followed by a special gift of holiday music from Patty Johnson. Please bring a dish to share, your place setting, and beverage. See you there!
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5404
LIVE MUSIC: CALEB KLAUDER COUNTRY BAND @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Friday, December 13 from 7:30 pm)
The Caleb Klauder Country Band represents the best of the Northwest music scene. Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 15 years and today, leading with vocals, guitar, and a mandolin, Caleb hosts some of the Northwest's best singers and players creating a honky-tonk band that stands out as a totem in the country music scene. The band performs Calebʼs praised original songs right alongside classics from George Jones, The Louvin Brothers and Dolly Parton, all at once sounding timeless, fresh, and alive. There is a drive to his music that makes it unique and captivating. This is country music made for people who want to have fun and who want to dance, harkening back to the old dance hall days when people of all walks of life came together to simply dance, socialize, and enjoy live music.
'THOR' ON SCREEN @ SEAVIEW THEATER
(Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 7:30 pm)
Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. PG-13.
LIVE MUSIC: LOTTE KESTNER, KEVIN LONG, & ELIJAH SUSSMAN
(Friday December 13, 7:30 pm @ Doe Bay Cafe)
This is a FREE show however space is limited.
INFORMATION: For dinner reservations, call the Doe Bay Café 360.376.8059
SAG SULTRY CAFE DANCE NIGHT
(Friday, December 13 from 9 pm - 1 am @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Let's come together and celebrate the adventurous sensual Sagittarius!Let's heat up these dark winter nights with some awesome sultry sounds & dances!
9:30pm ~ 1:00am Local DJ's will heat up the hall. Bring on your sexy! Admission $5-10
Please spread the word, invite your friends ~ this is an open party.
COMMUNITY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT
(Saturday, December 14, 2 pm @ Orcas Center)
Be festive with your friends and neighbors. Ring in the holidays with the Orcas Island Community Band. The band performs a wide variety of music. Jion in the carols sing-a-long and the free dessert party afterwards. Admission by donation.
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 ex 1
ORCAS ISLAND YACHT CLUB LIGHTED BOAT VIEWING (Saturday, December 14; 5 pm)
CANCELLED (Our apologies)
SEA SHEPHERD PRESENTS: OPERATION SALMON CONFIDENTIAL (Saturday, December 14, 6 - 9 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
A film and social event, featuring a 70-minute screening of Salmon confidential, expert speakers, craft beer, wine tasting, spirits, and vegan sushi.
LIVE MUSIC: LOTTE KESTNER, KEVIN LONG, & ELIJAH SUSSMAN (Saturday, December 14, 8 pm @ Doe Bay Yoga Studio)
This is a FREE All Ages Show - come ready to dance and enjoy fully amplified performances in Doe Bay's waterfront Yoga Studio!
ANNUAL KIDS CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (Sunday, December 15, 9:30 am @ Community Church)
Nothing says Christmas like kids and this year is no exception. Join us for a joyous celebration of Christmas muic with kids of all ages.
LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS SHIP (Sunday, December 15, 11:30 am @ Public Dock, Orcas Ferry Landing)
Once again this year, come rain or shine, the Christmas Ship will arrive. The crowd starts arriving at 11:00 am and ship should arrive at 11:30 am. The ship arrives with carols sounding and the mismatched crew of clowns, pirates and elves waving from the decks. Once secured at the dock the ship disgorges it crew, with clowns making balloon animals, pirates challenging children to a sword fights and the eight person choir, dressed in red shawls and top hats, provide caroling entertainment. Santa and Mrs. Claus than disembarks to meet with the island children, to hear their Christmas wishes, get their picture taken and receive a small gift from the elves. It will only stay for about 40 minutes, so arrive on time so you don't miss the fun. Refreshments will once again be provided by the Orcas Village Store. Parking, always a problem at the landing, will be available in the upper ferry lot, at the Post Office and along the road, but as always arrive early to get a spot.
INFORMATION: contact us at 1-888-698-6607 or email OrcasIslandLions@aol.com
LIVE ON SCREEN: THE MET - VERDI'S 'FALSTAFF' @ ORCAS CENTER (Sunday, December 15, 1 pm)
An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. Robert Carsen's production-the first new Met Falstaff since 1964-is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri (last season's Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L'Elisir d'Amore) sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, and Franco Vassallo. $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 ex 1
CANDLELIGHT REFLECTION (Sunday, December 15, 5 pm @ Episcopal Church)
An ecumenical Candlelight Reflection of contemplative prayer and music as we journey to Christmas. All are welcome.
ORCAS ISLAND BLOOD DRIVE
(Thursday, December 19, Noon - 6 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station)
Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration.
DOOR PRIZE! Just in time to get a gift for that special someone, Smith & Speed, the purveyors of fine gardening tools, has provided a gift certificate to the lucky winner of our door prize this month. Be sure to register at the canteen after you donate. And please stop by Smith & Speed to thank them for their support. During this Holiday Season, please come by to give the gift of life.
The next blood drive will be March 20th. Sponsored by the Orcas Island Lions Club.
INFORMATION: For information and to schedule an appointment, please contact Paul Losleben at 376-6804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN HOUSE FOR ORCAS ISLAND ORIGINALS
(Friday, December 13, from 4 - 6 pm @ Shearwater Kayaks)
Orcas Island Originals invites you to their 1st Annual Open House. Friday the 13th, 4-6, Located in Shearwater Kayaks. Nibbles and nosh, and featuring Mary Meyer on the piano for caroling. Who ARE Orcas Island Originals? Carol Anderson,Magic Island Herbals,Ginny Lu Wood,Wood's Cove,etc Susan Osborn, organic clothes, and her great creations, and Shearwater's Jeff and Tom. Come on in and experience the tribe. It is a good cast of characters with all your favorites and new ccollections just for the holidays.
Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
RED RABBIT FARM OPEN HOUSE
(Sunday, December 15 from 1 - 4 pm)
At Red Rabbit Farm we are celebrating the season, on Sunday December 15th. We are so thankful for a great year and all our interesting and wonderful customers. We are inviting you to have a nibble or two and some vino at the cookhouse. We will be tasting and testing some things from the new book, drinking wines from our favorite Washington winemakers, offering big discounts on some very small batch preserves as we button up the cookhouse for the season. Please join us and let us thank you again for a truly great year! Directions on our web site: redrabbitfarm.com!
MEN'S NIGHT @ MONKEY PUZZLE
(Sunday, December 15 from 4 - 7 pm, Eastsound Square)
Monkey Puzzle men's night will be this Sunday, December 15 from 4-7 pm. We suggest that wives, partners, relatives, fiancées, etc come and sign our wish list before that time. Gifts from $5.00 to ????
MASSAGE BY THE SEA ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!
(344 Main St suite 103 Eastsound, located next to Madrona Bar and Grill)
$25. for one hour Hot Stone Therapeutic Massage w/ Foot Reflexology!
GIVE OR RECEIVE THE GIFT OF TOUCH! Stylish Gift Certificates with matching envelopes available. Are you feeling cold, achy with limited range of motion?
This eclectic style massage will facilitate your well being! Includes choice: Medical/Injury Massage, Men's Deep Sport, Relaxation, Aromatherapy.
*Mention this ad. Good until Feb 1. (#)
ADVERTISE YOUR HOLIDAY SPECIALS WITH THE SOUNDER
Reach out to those last minute shoppers! Call the Islands' Sounder for special holiday advertising rates: 376-4500 (#)
ART OF THE SALISH SEA SENDS SEASONS GREETINGS!
(Great gift items & special discounts)
Tis the Season to Celebrate ! Thank you for your support our local economy. Our Eastsound store, "Art of the Salish Sea" has many local artists works in house. Including Gail Glass earrings, fabulous new Tlinglet carvings by Rich LaValle including replica's of turn of the century wooden fish hooks, small bent wood box, stone whistle, masks and charms. All original art made on the island. Alaska fossil ivory earrings and pendants. Shake the dice for your discount on larger items. Gift Certificates for summer cruises too. We have warm coats for $30 and hooded sweat shirts from our dock store on sale for $23 as well as Native designs on soft t-shirts.Come in and see what is new at the "Art of the Salish Sea ". Open daily until Christmas Eve. 18 Haven Rd. Suite 120 ~~376-4663 Happy Holidays! All the best to you, Denise and Daniel Wilk, Donna and Lisa store elves. (##)
HEALING ARTS CENTER HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE
($15 off all gift certificates purchased in December!)
Our discount is larger than ever this year, so you can give a loving gift of health. $60 for 60 minutes of massage, or acupuncture; $95 for a 90-minute massage; $15 off regular rates for hot stone massage. Stop by the Healing Arts Center: 453 North Beach Road, Eastsound -- someone is usually at our front desk from 9-3, Monday through Friday. Or phone 376-4002, or find info and (new!) purchase online at orcashealingarts.org. (#)
LATEST UPDATE FROM ORCAS FOOD CO-OP
Over 400 member-owners have invested in the Orcas Food Co-op. We've almost reached our end-of-the-year goal of 450 members! We're humbled by your gifts of support, encouragement and blessings, and so very thankful for your love! We'd like to extend our gratitude to all of those who stopped by our booth at the Artisan's Faire to say hello, ask questions, grab a button or join the Co-op. We had a blast! We're offering gift certificates throughout the holiday season to give the gift of membership to your loved ones. And since they were such a hit, we'll be making more buttons for members and islanders - wear yours with pride and spread the good word! Orcas Food Cooperative ~ Your Island. Your Food. Your Co-op. orcasfoodcoop.com
CHRISTMAS TREE SALES BENEFIT SALMONBERRY SCHOOL
(Hours are Fridays 3 - 5 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am - 4 pm, or by appointment. The sale is located at the school on the corner of North Beach Road and Henry Lane) Freshly cut, sustainably grown local Christmas trees for sale. This year's trees are beautiful! Many sizes and varieties to choose from, including Noble firs, Frasier firs, Grand and Douglas firs. There are even some Island grown You-Cut trees this year, on a limited basis. All proceeds benefit Salmonberry School. The students will plant a new tree for every tree sold. Please come take a look!
INFORMATION: Call the Lums at 376-4454 or 317-8209
3RD ANNUAL ROSARIO FESTIVAL OF TREES
(December 1 - January 1, Moran Mansion)
Christmas trees return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort & Spa during the month of December, decorated by ten local non-profit organizations. Sponsored by the resort, the Festival of Trees is designed to be a fundraiser during this holiday season for participating organizations, including returning organizations Orcas Island Choral Society, Friends of Moran State Park, Orcas Island Children's House, Orcas Animal Protection Society, Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria, Kaleidoscope, The Funhouse Commons, OPAL Community Land Trust, and welcoming newcomers Wolf Hollow and Orcas Family Health Center.
The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree by purchasing a vote at $1 per ticket throughout the entire month of December. Each organization will receive the voting dollars, with the top three most voted trees winning additional cash prizes from Rosario Resort. All voter tickets will also be entered into a raffle to win prizes, including two roundtrip tickets from Orcas Island to Seattle on Kenmore Air with a two-night hotel stay, dinner for two at The Mansion Restaurant, and a two-month Rosario spa pass. The Moran Mansion is open daily from 8 am - 9 pm. (##)
DOE BAY RESORT IS LOOKING FOR NON-PROFITS
(Giving back to the community)
Each week, one dollar from every pizza sold is donated to an organization that we feel is doing important work in our local community. This '$1 for community pie' affair is just one of the ways that Doe Bay Resort supports our island community.
We are looking for:
-Orcas or Islands-based non-profits, including 501(c)(3)'s, educational, or religious organizations that serve the Island community
-Organizations that can help promote the Pizza Night Benefit through their membership network, i.e. an established e-mail list, mailing list, or newsletter, and can encourage some local supporters to come and enjoy the fun
-Organizations that can provide an informational table tent flyer for the Café to display
Each group will have one whole month to raise funds for their organization. We hope you can be a part of this special program!
Please contact Shandra Augenstein by email at email@example.com if you would like an application. (##)
RECYCLE OLD PRINTER CARTRIDGES AT ORCAS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
(Support the school!)
Holiday projects = empty printer cartridges= $$ for Orcas Montessori School. Our "Cartridges for Kids" program will turn your empty ink jet, laser & toner cartridges into cash. Generic and refillable cartridges cannot be recycled through this program. Bring your empty cartridges to us and we'll do the rest. Our collection bin is open 24/7 at the foyer entrance. Free collection bags are also available. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Cathy Faulkner at 376-2434 or firstname.lastname@example.org (##)
CHECK OUT DECEMBER'S ARTIST OF THE MONTH
(New art every month @ Washington Federal)
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! Betty Hall will have her fabulous Christmas quilts hanging in our office.
Classes & Seminars
'BASIC MOVES' YOGA 101 WORKSHOP WITH SUZI ZOBRIST, FORREST YOGA SENIOR TEACHER
(Friday, December 13, 9 am - 10:30 am @ Orcas Mandala Studio)
Learn basic Yoga postures, alignment and breathing techniques. Each individual person comes to Yoga searching for something specific: stress relief, physical rehabilitation, flexibility, deeper breath, and the list continues. What many discover is that Yoga not only meets their specific need, but also find many of the other benefits that Yoga offers. $10
INFORMATION: Call 360-298-0218 or visit orcasmandala.com
ART LESSONS & WORKSHOPS AT SUSAN SLAPIN STUDIO
(Gift ideas for yourself or a loved one!) Susan is featuring art lessons and workshops. Portfolios and work in printmaking, painting, and photography are also available for viewing, great for home or office re-decorating, or holiday gift giving. Ask about slideshows and enjoy a feast for the eyes!
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
THIS WEEK @ THE KITCHEN....
Hey y'all! We gots the Indian Pumpkin Curry this week, served with saag paneer, Kitchen veggies and garnishes: plum chutney, spicy green chutney or special yogurt. Every order comes with toasted naan... We love you and hope to see you Thurs, Fri.
CAFE OLGA RETURNS!
(Friday, December 13 @ 18 Urner St across from Key Bank)
After the tragic events of July 19th, the owners ( Bev Simko & Bobby Olmsted) have decided to re-locate in Eastsound. This has been a long five months to get this going but we are pleased at how everything has turned out. We would like to thank the community of Orcas for their generous contributions, kind words and support. And to CB we could not have done this without you and to Kathleen Dickerson for having this special space available. We look forward to getting back at what we love to do. Stop by and check out our new menu items and some of your favorites are back as well. We would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season And Thank You, Bev & Bobby.
INFORMATION: Regular hours: 8 am - 4 pm, closed Wednesday/Thursdays
FREE LUNCH AT MIA'S CAFE TO BENEFIT THE FOOD BANK
(Monday, December 16) Mia's Cafe will be serving up free lunch. We will have four hearty soups to choose from. Bring your own Bowl and Spoon and you can have a refill.This is a thank you to the community, a gift to anyone in need and an opportunity to support the food bank. Everyone is welcome. The staff is donating their time.This is absolutely FREE. We will have a donation jar out for the Food Bank but there is no obligation to pay anything. Please join us in celebrating the spirit of the season.
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. We are also offering a gift certificate promo... spend $100 in gift certificates, get a $20 gift for yourself! (##)
Continuing Restaurant Specials
BEER & BRATS @ ROSARIO
(Sundays from 1 - 9 pm, Trivia Time starts at 6 pm)
Enjoy Beers & Brats every Sunday this winter. We'll be serving up housemade comfort food and half priced beers (our entire list) in the Moran Lounge. Come on down! The fire's roaring, we've got football on the TV and the smell of hops is in the air. Our chalkboard menu changes from week to week.
THAI FOOD TUESDAYS @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Tuesdays from 5 - 9 pm)
Food served from 5-9 pm, bar available 5-closing.
PRIME RIB TUESDAY'S @ THE ORCAS HOTEL
(Every Tuesdays from 5 pm - 8:30 pm)
Come in on Tuesday to enjoy a Prime Rib with Yorkshire pudding, pressed red potatoes, grilled asparagus, and horseradish. Get an 8 oz steak for just $25 or a 12 oz serving for $28.
INFORMATION: 360-376-4300 for reservations
PIZZA NIGHT AND OPEN MIC AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ
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.
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
FESTIVAL OF TREES OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
(Friday, December 20 thru Sunday, December 22 @ Rosario Resort)
Please join us. The open house is the perfect time to view the beautifully decorated and festive trees, purchase raffle tickets to support local, non-profit organizations and possibly win great prizes, and enjoy complimentary hot apple cider and cookies.
Friday - The Orcas Island Choral Society will be caroling from 5 - 6 pm
Sunday - Our ever popular Beers and Brats will be happening from 1 - 9 pm. Featuring a rotating, casual, pub-style chalkboard menu, 50 percent off the entire beer list, and fun, stimulating trivia starting at 6 pm.
WARM UP YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH CAROLS!
(Friday, December 20, 7 pm @ Episcopal Church)
The Rock on the Rock Singers and Muscial Theater Youth Troupe directed by Grace McCune will perform holiday favorites.
LIVE MUSIC: BRUCE HARVIE & JED JEDRZEJEWSKI @ DOE BAY CAFE
(Friday December 20, 7:30 pm)
This is a FREE show however space is limited.
INFORMATION: For dinner reservations, call the Doe Bay Café 360-376-8059
FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS
(Sunday, December 22, 5 pm @ Episcopal Church)
Festival of Lessons and Carols followed by cider and cookies.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE @ EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
(Tuesday, December 24, Main St, Eastsound)
Family service at 5 pm. Traditional Christmas Eve service with Eucharist at 8 pm.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
(Tuesday, December 24, 6 pm @ Community Church)
An island tradition for 130 years, with all your favorite carols, candlelight and more.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE @ EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
(Wednesday, December 25, Main St, Eastsound)
10 am Holy Eucharist
YULETIDE BAROQUE CONCERT
(Friday, December 27, 4 pm at Episcopal Church)
Performance by Jeff Johnson, Martin Lund and Linda Tsatsanis.
DOE BAY WINTER MUSIC WEEKEND: HOLLIS, MARK GAJADHAR, & OTHERS TBA
(Friday/Saturday, December 27, 7:30 pm @ Cafe & December 28, 8 pm @ Yoga Studio)
Music Weekends @ Doe Bay are weekend getaways for music lovers and supporters of great Northwest bands and musicians of all genres. With live, acoustic(ish...) music in the Cafe Friday night at 7:30pm and full tilt shows in the Yoga Studio Saturday night beginning at 8pm, Doe Bay spotlights some of the Northwest's favorite emerging bands. **We will have plenty of great live music a few days later at our NYE Party! Stay tuned!
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! Betty Hall will have her fabulous Christmas quilts hanging in our office beginning December 2, 2013!
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from Noon - 3 pm)
Winter hours from October 5 to May 24.
The Crow Valley School Museum is closed for the season; open by appointment.
OIHM Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
INFORMATION: Call the museum @ 376-4849
MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 8 am - 9 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 9 am - 9 pm daily. The tour is free.
INFORMATION: Call Rosario @ 376-2152 ext. 300
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Saturdays at 4 pm,)
Enjoy a presentation of music and photography that walks guests through the history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the historic Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ with the silent film, stories of the Mansion's most colorful residents, and Christopher's original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano.
INFORMATION: Call Rosario @ 376-2152 ext. 300
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Public Meetings on Orcas Island
- San Juan County's public meeting list is found here.
Thursday, December 12 (4 pm - 6 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.
Thursday, December 12 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.
Thursday, December 19 (5:30 pm). Orcas Island School Board meeting (School library). Call 376-2284 for more information. Regularly meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. This meeting has been moved to the third Thursday.
Tuesday, December 24 (4:30 pm). Eastsound Sewer and Water District
meeting (East side of Airport, at end of Cessna Lane). Regularly scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Thursday, January 2 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee
(Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.
Wednesday, January 8 (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.
Tuesday, January 14 (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board
(Public Library). Call 376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, January 14 (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.
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