Board of Directors
Susan Gudgell, President
Mary Clure, Secretary
Michell Marshall, Past Pres.
Ken Speck, Ex Officio
Heather Johnson, staff
Ronna Myles-Era, staff
Michele Wiley, volunteer
Carol Owens, volunteer
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273
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Come Join The Parade!
IT'S TIME FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL SHAKESPEARE PARADE
(Saturday, March 22 at 11 am, thru Eastsound ending on the Village Green)
Our own Charles Dalton will lead this merry event through the streets of downtown Eastsound and to the Village Green. Come get 'Your Freak On' Orcas style.
If you want to take part, send an email to the Chamber and we will let you know all the details. Be creative and fun, as long as we are thinking Shakespeare. This event has been growing into an island favorite every year, come be part of the fun! There's a reason Orcas Island is known as "Parade Island!"
INFORMATION: Contact the Chamber office at 376-2273 or send an email.
Upcoming Events on Orcas Island
B-I-N-G-O @ AMERICAN LEGION HALL
(Thursday, March 6 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm)
Please join us at the American Legion the 1st Thursday of every month. Concessions are Available, 50˘ per game, split the pot winnings. Sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion benefiting Kaleidoscope Preschool & Childcare Center. IF YOU WEAR YOUR KALEIDOSCOPE TEE-SHIRT YOUR FIRST GAME OF BINGO IS FREE!
LIVE MUSIC: THE ALLEY CATS @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday, March 6 from 7:30 pm)
The Alley Cats, "America's Premiere Doo-Wop Group" never miss a beat as they bring their own contemporary style to the great songs of the `50s and `60s. They've appeared on TV, radio shows, at performing arts centers, schools, and even a USO show aboard an aircraft carrier welcoming home the troops from Iraq. The Cats have shared the stage with Chubby Checker, and The Beach Boys and are currently the opening act for Jay Leno in Las Vegas.$25, $19 Orcas Center members, $11 students.
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 ex 1
CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR @ DARVILL'S
(Friday, March 7 from 10:30 - 11:30 am)
Join Jude for an hour of stories.
SUSAN SLAPIN STUDIO
(Reception Friday March 7 from 5:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
A small sampling of Slapin's etchings and monoprints will be on display at The Orcas Center's upcoming Group Print Show. Thank you to all who work to pull these exhibits together and for the work of the contributing Artists, and the Orcas Center. Opening Reception is Friday at 5:30. Hope to see you there!
Slapin's Studio is open by Appt.: Printmaking, painting, and photography sessions.
DOE BAY MUSIC WEEKEND
(Friday, March 7 at 7:30 pm in the Cafe. Saturday March 8 at 8 pm in the Yoga Studio)
Musicians to be announced. Show is Free but Reservations are recommended to dine.For details on these events and others, please visit our events calendar posted on our website at doebay.com!
'ROBOCOP' @ SEAVIEW THEATER
(Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm)
In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.Rated PG-13.
LIVE THEATER: MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS @ THE GRANGE
(Last Weekend - Friday - Sunday, March 7, 8, 9, Performances at 7:30 pm)
The Actors Theater of Orcas Island announces seven performances of the laugh-out-loud comedy "Moonlight And Magnolias" by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Doug Bechtel at the Orcas Grange. Loosely based on a true story, "Moonlight And Magnolias" is a portrait of the legendary movie producer David O. Selznick and his collaborators as they write the screenplay for "Gone With The Wind". Join Ron Herman as David O. Selznick, John Mazzarella as Ben Hecht, Tony Lee as Victor Fleming and Gillian Smith as the beleaguered Miss Poppenghul as they strive to write the screenplay in five days.
Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvill's, on-line at orcasactors.com
or at the door. Some language may not be suitable for younger children.INFORMATION: Contact Doug Bechtel at 317-5601
THIRD ANNUAL SAN JUAN ISLANDS' WEDDING SHOW
(Saturday/Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm. March 8 @ Random Howse, Orcas Island & March 9, San Juan Island)
The Isle Be Wed wedding show has been celebrating island wedding fare available to brides and grooms throughout the San Juan Islands since 2012. This year's edition will be hosted over two days with one-day shows each for Orcas Island and San Juan Island. The San Juan Islands are a truly special place to celebrate your most special day and this year's show will be no exception.
Saturday, March 8: Random Howse, 365 North Beach Rd Unit 109, Eastsound, Orcas
Sunday, March 9: Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Brides, grooms, planners, and close friends and family will have the chance to interact with forty different vendors throughout the show covering everything a couple will need to make their destination wedding a dream come true.
INFORMATION: Brides and Grooms may learn more about the Isle be Wed wedding showcase by visiting the show's Facebook page and website at islebewed.com
SAN JUAN ISLANDS AGRICULTURAL SUMMIT
(Friday & Saturday, March 7 - 8, Orcas Island Public School)
The 2014 San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit will offer a two- day program packed with information and inspiration, including a stellar line-up of keynote speakers and session leaders.
March 7, Hands-On Friday will include three workshops, 1:30-5:00 p.m., covering biochar production, farm-to-school programs, and farmstead butchering.
March 8, Summit Saturday features over 20 break-out sessions, a delicious local lunch cooked by chef Christina Orchid, a panel discussion with local San Juan County elected officials, a seed swap, and more. Follow the link below for the detailed schedule.
Keynote speaker Steve Jones, grain breeder and director of the WSU NW Research and Extension Center, Mt. Vernon, will inspire and challenge us with examples of successful innovation on small farms and in local food systems in the NW.
Keynote speaker David Montgomery, University of Washington geologist and author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, will explain the perfect parallel between the rise and fall of ancient civilizations and the state of their soils, bringing the message home and challenging all of us to restore our farmland soils.
Participating organizations include Organic Seed Alliance (OSA); Washington State University (WSU) NW Research and Extension Center; NW Agriculture Business Center (NABC); and the WA State Small Farms Team.
The summit will take place at the Orcas Island School, 715 School Rd., Eastsound, Washington. Scholarships and affordable accommodations are available.
INFORMATION: To find out more about the schedule visit their website. For accommodations contact Candace Jagel at (360) 370-7664 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, go to brownpapertickets
A NIGHT OF JAZZ @ ORCAS CENTER
(Saturday, March 8 from 7:30 pm)
Oliver Groenewald, and nine of Seattle's hottest jazz professionals have come together to create the "Seattle ten-tet". A night of jazz featuring Seattle jazz vocalist, Bernie Jacobs and local favorite on trumpet, Willie Thomas, one of the few living and still performing artists from the Be-pop era.
Band includes: Jay Thomas, Brad Allison, Dan Marcus, Travis Ranney, Alex Dougdale, John Hanson, Adam Kessler, Chuck Kistler, Brendan O'Donnell. All proceeds benefit The Funhouse Commons. Tickets are $30 Adults/ $16 for Students.
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 ex 1
IMPROV @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Sunday, March 9 at 8 pm)
Little North Korea is back on stage. Bar opens at 7 pm. No cover charge. Have you visited the LNK Facebook Page
ARTSMITH SALON SERIES BOOK READING
(Tuesday, March 11 from 6 - 7 pm @ Darvill's Bookstore)
Judith Kitchen & Stan Sanvel Rubin join us to read from and sign copies of their books
The Circus Train and There. Here.
MARINE SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES: CALLING BACK THE SALMON SPIRIT
(Tuesday, March 11 at 7 pm @ Episcopal Parish Hall)
Do you fish for or eat salmon? In the 1850s, the United States government and multiple Tribes signed treaties regarding salmon and other important resources. These treaties still govern many aspects of our current resource allocations. But many people - anglers and otherwise - aren't clear what the treaty rights really are and what they mean to all of us who reside in the Salish Sea.
Kit Rawson, a fisheries biologist who worked for the Tulalip Tribes for much of his career, will share his insights into the history of treaty rights in Washington and their current role in salmon restoration.
The 2013-14 Marine Science Lecture Series is designed to inspire the general public and to highlight the amazing fish and wildlife of our region. Lectures are free.
INFORMATION: Visit seadocsociety.org.
MOVIE NIGHT @ THE BARNACLE
(Different Movie every Wednesday, 9 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!
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DEER HARBOR POTLUCK
(Friday, March 14 from 6:30 pm @ Deer Harbor Community Club)
Please join us for the March Potluck, followed by the Third Annual Talent Show! Please bring a dish to share, your place setting, and beverage. See you there!
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5404
WILDFLOWERS & SEA SLUGS HOST THE 'TIDES' OF MARCH
(Saturday, March 15, 4 - 5:30 pm @ Emmanuel Parish Hall)
You are invited to the kick-off event for Indian Island's 2014 research and education season. Please join the Indian Island team and Kwiaht's Russel Barsh for a discussion of the health of East Sound, new information about sea star issues and the latest results of local marine health monitoring from microbiology (algae blooms) to household pharmaceuticals. Slideshow, great information, Q & A, inter-active displays, light snacks. FREE.
THE MET: LIVE ON SCREEN - MASSENET;S 'WETHER'
(Sunday, March 16 at 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts. $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 ex 1
FREE 'EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT CHILD' TALK BY GOTTMANS
(Sunday, March 16, 7 - 9 pm @ Orcas Center)
You are invited to hear Orcas Island residents and internationally known psychologists Drs. John and Julie Gottman draw upon 30 years of research to show how "emotion coaching" by parents can influence a child's success and happiness in all walks of life. "The heart of parenting is connecting with your child emotionally when it really counts," says Julie Gottman, PhD and volunteer Orcas Medical Foundation board member. "This talk will describe five steps to help you do just that. Even if the parenting you experienced wasn't ideal, you can still learn to parent differently, so that your children are enriched in every way. Based on Dr. John Gottman's New York Times bestselling book, "Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child," the Gottmans have conducted emotion-coaching work-shops with parents throughout the world. Presented by the Orcas Medical Foundation.
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL COMING THIS MARCH!
| You are invited to come enjoy our Shakespeare Festival on Orcas Island, featuring costumed performers, an Eastsound Parade, street theater, a thought-provoking presentation, and a performance of 'Othello' by The Seattle Shakespeare Company. Clear your schedule for March 19 - 22, 2014.
March 19: 'Orcas Island Music, Shakespeare & More!'
Your chance to catch music, theater, and a great evening of entertainment. A celebration of Shakespeare performed by the best Orcas Island has to offer! It's all happening at Random Howse in Eastsound. 6 pm start. Only $12 for an evening of entertainment. And make sure you order dinner & drinks when you're there!!! Tickets available at The Office Cupboard, Chamber of Commerce, and Brown Paper Tickets
Thursday, March 20: Fundraiser dinner at Sazio di Notte. Do not miss this special evening! Chef Bill Patterson has created a menu fit for for the Bard himself.
- Ceci con Gramberi (warm chick Peas with Prawns)
- Panzanella (Tuscan Grilled Bread Salad)
- Tagliatelle Pastore (Shepherds Pasta)
- Polenta al Forno (Baked Polenta with Cauliflower and Gorgonzola)
- Cinghiale (Wild Boar)
Special guests include actors from Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Professor Ayanna Thompson. There will be entertainment, and Bill will share some of his very best wine. The dinner is $125 per person, and reservations can be made through the Chamber of Commerce (360-376-2273); The Office Cupboard (360-376-2378); and Brown Paper Tickets.
Friday, March 21: 'Romeo & Juliet' performance by the Seattle Shakespeare Company for Orcas Island school students. Contact the public school for more information.
Friday, March 21: 'Romeo & Juliet' and Baroque music performed at Random Howse in Eastsound. Geoffrey Cohan's Baroque trio will open the evening with music, followed by a Seattle Shakespeare Company performance of 'Romeo & Juliet.' Food and beverage will be available. Only $15 per person. It all gets underway at 6 pm. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets, at the Chamber of Commerce, and The Office Cupboard.
Friday, March 21: ' Othello in the 21st Century: To Perform or Not To Perform?'
In partnership with the Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series, George Washington University Professor Ayanna Thompson presents a most relevant topic. Othello is the best-known black character in Shakespeare's plays, a traditional role of dignity for black actors. But racial stereotypes of the 17th century create some discomfort among 21st century audiences. Tickets for this talk are $10 and are available at the Orcas Crossroads website, Darvill's Bookstore in Eastsound, and through Brown Paper Tickets (website).
Saturday, March 22: Street Festival & Parade in Eastsound. Come enjoy the street performers, vendors on North Beach Road, a Farmers Market on the Village Green, and a Parade! Festivities get underway at 10 am.
Saturday, March 22: 'Othello' performed by the Seattle Shakespeare Company at Orcas Center. Tickets for the March 22 performance of 'Othello' by the Seattle Shakespeare Company are on sale now, and are available through the Orcas Center Box Office (360-376-2281) or its website. Tickets are also available at the Brown Paper Tickets website.
Shop the Rock
CELEBRATE YEAR OF HORSE @ MONKEY PUZZLE
Monkey Puzzle is featuring the Year of the Horse items,all with a 15 % discount...horse pendants, horse sculptures, stuffed horse animals and more...
To celebrate the coming of spring we are carrying sarong scarves for $34.00,again with a 15% discount.(#)
KABLOOM! SPRING FORWARD GARDEN SPECIAL Is the melting snow revealing a drab and messy garden that has suffered from the storms and freezes we have had over the last few months? Can you feel the energy of spring building right now? Get ahead of the curve and save money too! Hire the garden artists of Kabloom (team of 2) to work our magic in your home or business landscape for 4 hours at a cost of $230 (that's a $50 savings). With bustling efficiency we will tackle what needs doing (pruning, weeding, edging, raking, or your request) to bring grace, order and freshness to your garden. Special for new clients lasts through March 31.(#)
INFORMATION: Visit our website:kabloomorcas.com or contact Emily Aring to claim your spot on our calendar: email@example.com or 360-472-1117
MARCH MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL @ ORCAS ATHELTICS & CROSSFIT Get your friends to join OAC for one year and you will receive $5 off your monthly dues for the next 6 months for every membership you bring in! Just tell your friend to mention your name so you get the credit and they will get 50% their enrollment fee! Now is the time to join! Stop by or call today for more information. (#)
INFORMATION: 360-376-6361 or visit OrcasAthletics.com
WILD ROSE WELLNESS
(Aura Gold March Special!)
25% off all Energy Healings and Readings. (##)
INFORMATION: Call Deborah Darner, LMP - 360-376-4188
THIS MONTH AT DARVILL'S...
(Tuesday, March 11 from 5 - 6 pm)
Mark your calendars! Maurine and Jenny will discuss new books coming out this spring and current favorites. Refreshments, book giveaways and more. We had fun when we did this last year and have been asked to do it again
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The Cancer Support Group will meet Thursday, March 13 in the Community Church Fireside Room at 5:00 PM. This is a monthly no cost, confidential support group for anyone you know dealing with issues related to cancer.
INFORMATION: Call Michael or Sue at 376-4401 for more information
AUDITIONS FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL PLAYFEST @ THE GRANGE
(Sunday, March 9 at 2 pm)
We have selected seven plays to be produced in our upcoming playfest:
(In alphabetical order)
A Dish Served Cold by Tom Fiscus
Dinner Party by Michele Griskey
Four Christmases by James Wolf
Hammerfest Date Night by Cara Russell
Mephisto Waltz #1 by Brigid Ehrmantraut
Night Lights by Rick Markov
Prelude to Notoriety by Rebecca Herman
Playfest '14 opens on April 25.
INFORMATION: For more information on being involved with this years Playfest contact Cara Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHECK OUT THIS MONTH'S ARTIST @ WASHINGTON FEDERAL
(For March) 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. Peter Carlson will be showing his narrative oil paintings this month!
THE SPA AT ROSARIO
Introducing our new class "Booty Barre" Tue & Thurs: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join Instructor Lauren Weaver for a free introductory class at 5:30 pm TODAY! The Booty Barre® method is the ultimate total body barre workout a perfect combination of strength,
stretch and flexibility with added cardio to burn fat fast. A dance inspired warm-up, you'll challenge your arms with high repetition strength moves performed with light dumbbells (punches, front raises, triceps extension) Then the barre section includes cardio intervals to boost your heart rate. Yoga and Pilates dominate the core and stretch exercises. An energetic, fun workout that fuses fitness techniques from Dance, Pilates, and Yoga that will tone, define and chisel the whole body.
LOVE your SKIN "Local" Spring Special - Enjoy our Rosario Signature for only $75 ($110 value). Radiant skin is always in STYLE. Women and Men alike will be nurtured and pampered with a 60 minute customized skin care treatment that is designed to deliver RESULTS and relaxation. Our services feature internationally renowned Eminence Organic Skin Care products. Enjoy an additional 10% savings off the entire retail line after your facial, because you will love it so much! This special is available Monday-Friday. Call to schedule your appointment at 376-2222 ext. 3. Mention the
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ORCAS ISLAND BLOOD DRIVE
(Thursday, March 20, Noon - 6 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station)
Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration. Sponsored by the Orcas Island Lions Club
INFORMATION: For information and to schedule an appointment, please contact Paul
VENDORS NEEDED FOR SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
(Saturday, March 22)
The 3rd annual Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival is fast approaching. As part of the celebration the Village Greeen with play host to among other things a Crafters and Food Marketplace. There are still some openings for vendors to selltheir handmade crafts and wares. Products offered for sale must be handmade by the vendore.
MUSEUM CLEAN UP PARTY!!!
(Saturday, March 22 from 10 am - 3 pm @ The Historical Museum)
Come on down and help us get ready for the summer season!We are all truly excited about what 2014 has in store for us, and we want to start off as organized as possible.
We are hoping to get some volunteers together to help us with our museum spring clean and the organizing and moving of things into our new storage unit. Refreshments and snack will be provided. Please R.S.V.P if you are willing and able to help, so we can get a good estimate on snack amounts.
THE GREAT ISLAND CLEAN-UP
(Saturday, April 5 from 9 am - noon @ various Orcas locations)
Orcas Islanders are invited to participate in The Great Island Clean-Up, a roadside, beach, and town litter pick-up event. Volunteers will be organized into teams, to include a team leader adn safety officer, to work in one of five zones on the island. San Juan Sanitation will pick up treash bags t designated points in the afternoon. No funds are requested, but we are looking for sponsorship in forms of colunteers and public suppport. Non-profit organizations and merchants who are interested in participating, please email email@example.com.
Classes & Seminars
CLASS CALENDAR FOR MONKEY PUZZLE WORKSHOP
Tuesday, March 11, 4 - 7 pm. Felt and fabric toy Design, Instructor: Lama Hickman
She is also an author and illustrator of several books for children. Lana is a long term island resident who has been working with children since 1999! Now she feels it's time to bring playful designs and delightful colors to the attention of a more mature audience in a unique setting of the Monkey Puzzle Workshop. Cost $50(includes felt,fabric threads and needles) Mini tea part and snacks provided by instructorWednesday March 12, 3 - 5 pm. Basic Silversmithing class. Instructor: Kelly Townsend
Cost $60(materials included)Sunday March 16, 3 - 5 pm. Feng Shui. Instructor: Kate Austen.
Cost $50.Wednesday,March 26, 3 - 6 pm. Basic Silversmithing Class. Instructor: Kelly Campbell
INFORMATION: To register call 360-376-2275
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP
(March 8 from 11 am - 5 pm)
During this one day workshop you will spend a day with four mustangs from the wild and learn to work safely with a horse. This is the foundation to horse handling skills. Learn how to greet, invite, touch, halter, lead, circle, groom, back a horse out of your space and draw him to you. You will be guided in horse ommunication skills by learning how horses feel, think and play. Exercises will be taught that create a bond and a working partnership - bringing out the best in every horse! Cost: $175.INFORMATION: 360-376-4642 or visit NaturalHorsemanshipOnOrcas.com
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
WINE DINNER SERIES RESUMES @ INN AT SHIP BAY
(Wednesday, April 9, from 6 pm)
Please join us at Inn at Ship Bay for a Dinner featuring the Iconic Wines of Jason Lett of Eyrie Vineyards. Jason is the son of the Willamette Valley 's "Papa Pinot" David Lett, founder of Eyrie Vineyards. His life-long experience with Oregon Wines will be a great start to our 2014 Wine Dinner Series! (#)
INFORMATION: call or e-mail for reservations or details 360-376-5886,
HOGSTONE WOOD FIRED PIZZA IS OPEN!
We will light the fires and re-open our doors. Winter has been long and we are restless. Thus, we dust off our tools, sharpen the blades and look to the fields for what little flavor they bear. We are excited to show you what we find. More information and beautiful things to look at, soon. Facebook Page. (##)
Continuing Restaurant Specials
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.
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
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 house-made 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.
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. Peter Carlson will be showing his narrative oil paintings this month!
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
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, March 6 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee
(Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.
Tuesday, March 11 (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board
(Public Library). Call 376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, March 11 (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, March 11 (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, March 12 (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, March 13 (4 pm - 6 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.
Thursday, March 13 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.
Thursday, March 27 (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.
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