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Board of Directors
Susan Gudgell, President Colleen Armstrong, VP
Mary Clure, Secretary 
Kim Morgan, Treasurer  
Shannon Borg
Charles Dalton
Lee Horswill
Marlace Hughes
Mia Kartiganer
Audra Lawlor
Cindy Morgan
Mike Stolmeier


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Lance Evans
Executive Director

Lisa Boyd, staff
Celia Farr-Smith, staff
Barb Buman, volunteer
Michele Wiley, volunteer 
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273

 
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OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE DOE BAY CAFÉ
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring Wolf Hollow in July)  
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. The Café is open from 5:00 - 10:00 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. Come out and support Wolf Hollow! Each Thursday in July, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Wolf Hollow. Great food, music and a fantastic cause!

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059
   
 
MUSIC AT RANDOM HOWSE
Random Howse
Thursday, 7/21: Obey the Spider & Fire the Animal 9:00-11:00 pm, no cover.  Local metal band Obey the Spider return to heat up the room at 9:00 pm followed by Fire the Animal from LA, CA with Brian Duke from Orcas Island. Obey the Spider: Intense, progressive & grungy rock from Orcas Island, WA - this 3 piece band creates a driving wall of sound with creative, high energy songs.  Give them a listen here.Fire the Animal: Named as one of LA's Top 100 Live Bands by Music Connection Magazine, their live shows are a lot like the guys - a raucous good time .  Give them a listen here.  
Friday, 7/22: Mitch Ward and Friends (Including Melody Funk, Mike Speece and, from Oregon, Buddy Evans, who once played in Merle Haggard's band) 7:30 pm, no cover
Mitch Ward plays an eclectic mix of Americana ranging from blues, rock, country and pop and can be heard on Macey Gard's latest single release, Tequila & Lime.  
Next week:
Wednesday, 7/27: Open Mic
Saturday, 7/30: Rated R Club Night with DJ Jake Perrine
 

MOVIE OF THE WEEK AT SEA VIEW THEATRE: INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE 
 (Friday & Saturday, 8:00 pm) 
Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough? Rated PG-13. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman.      

INFORMATION: Please, call the Sea View Theatre at 360-376-5724, located at 234 A Street, Eastsound.



ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS' MARKET 
(Saturdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on the Eastsound Village Green)
The Orcas Island Farmers Market is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays. 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).

INFORMATION: Questions?  Please, call Jennifer at 360-317-8342.


 
THE 6th ANNUAL ORCAS ISLAND CIDER & MEAD FESTIVAL
(Saturday, July 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on the Village Green)
Twenty of your favorite (and some new) Northwest hard cider and mead producers will be offering tastes from up to 70 varieties of ciders and meads to visitors in our big white tasting tent next to the Farmers Market. Those over 21 will be admitted for just $10 that includes admission, tastes and a commemorative tasting glass. A huge cider garden and wonderful music by the Dustbunnies; and singer/songwriter from Seattle, Isaiah Dominguez will round out a perfect summer Day!  At around 2:00 pm, the OI Home Brew Competition will take place. Bring your brew!!

INFORMATION: Visit www.orcasislandciderfest.org or www.facebook.com/orcasislandciderfest.


ORCAS CENTER'S ANNUAL GALA & AUCTION: FLOTA AT MORNING STAR FARM
(Saturday, July 23, 5:00 pm @ Morning Star Farm)
Tickets are now on sale for FLOTA, For the Love of the Arts: Orcas Center's Annual Gala & Auction. Enjoy a first-class, vintage FLOTA evening at Morning Star Farm peppered with foot stomping music by JP and the OK Rhythm Boys, scrumptious food from the Orcas Village Store, choice whiskey and wine, and a bountiful crop of select auctions. This fun, down home evening benefiting 30 years of Orcas Center is not to be missed!
$165 per person, $330 per couple

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1


"LORD OF THE RINGS": ANCIENT OAK DENDROCHRONOLOGY WITH DR. DAVID JORDAN
(Sunday, July 24, 9:00 - 11:30 am at Turtleback Mountain Preserve)
Dr. David Jordon studies forests, particularly the Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) forests that occur from Southern Vancouver Island to Northern California. He uses the analysis of tree rings not only to age old growth oaks but also to reconstruct a time-line of events that have impacted their long lives.
Walking with David among the oak forest areas of Turtleback Mountain Preserve will provide an opportunity to learn about the science of dendrochronology, the natural history of our local oak woodlands, and the status of the Land Bank's oak woodland restoration project. Easy to moderate walking with some elevation gain. Close-toed shoes recommended.
This event is presented by San Juan County Land Bank, is free to the public, and does not require pre-registration.  

INFORMATION: Questions? Contact Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or email tanjaw@sjclandbank.org
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ORCAS ISLAND MUSIC IN THE PARK
(Sundays, July 24 - August 28, 5:00 - 7:00 pm on the Eastsound Village Green)
Admission: Free
Enjoy the Annual Music in the Park featuring many great bands on the following dates:
July 24 - JP & the OK Rhythm Boys
July 31 - Carl Burger
August 7 - Almost Classical
August 14 - Susan Osborne
August 21 - Crow Valley String Band
August 28 - To be announced
Sponsored by The San Juan County Parks Department.
Come early to secure a good spot on the Green for a fine summer evening!


CALTECH PHYSICIST BARRY BARISH TO SPEAK ON "GRAVITY'S MUSIC": Einstein, Black Holes and Cosmic Chirps
(Sunday, July 24, 5:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
On Sunday, July 24, Caltech Professor of Physics Barry Barish will recount this spectacular scientific discovery in an Orcas Currents lecture titled "Gravity's Music: Einstein, Black Holes and Cosmic Chirps." Open to the public, it will begin at 5:00 pm in Orcas Center. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Barry Barish, a leader of the international LIGO experiment that has recently detected gravity waves, will deliver a lecture on this mind-bending - and space-time-rippling - discovery, which was predicted 100 years ago by Albert Einstein and is likely to be rated as the scientific discovery of the decade.


JP & THE OK RHYTHM BOYS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN STAGE
(Sunday, July 24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm on the Village Green)
Bring your picnic dinner, your sun hat (We hope you'll need it!) and your friends and neighbors and join JP, Gordon, and Anita as they return to The Stage on the Village Green in Eastsound. Fiddle, guitar, bass, mandolin, uke, musical saw, vocals, originals and classics, JP and the OK Rhythm Boys promises something for everyone. Sing along, dance in the grass, tap your toes, just come have a grand time - we promise the band will! If you haven't heard them before, check them out at jpandtheokrhythmboys.com. If you have heard them before, you know you want to again! Free to all, fun for all. Sunday, July 24th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, the Concert on the Green will be THE place to be!


UPTOWN EASTSOUND PRESENTS EVENING ARTWALK  
(Thursday, July 28, 5:00 - 8:00 pm) 
The artists, galleries, and businesses are now open for the Evening Artwalk!  Stroll the shops and galleries of Eastsound, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, and visit or support your local artists and businesses.  The Evening Artwalk will take place every 2nd and 4th Thursday, June - October. Click to view this poster  for more details and "Like" us on Facebook. Then we will see you around town!  

INFORMATION: Contact Michele Wiley at 360-722-2802 or Sarah Shaefer at 360-298-4218
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ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Tuesdays - Saturdays at 4:00 pm at Rosario) 
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 at 360-376-2152, ext. 300
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SING IN AN ORCAS ISLAND GOSPEL CHOIR
(Rehearsal: Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30, 4:00 pm; Performance: Saturday, July 30, 7:00 pm @ the Orcas Island Community Church)
All Island singers are invited to come take part in a weekend gospel choir on July 29 and 30 under the direction of gospel/jazz vocalist, composer, conductor and pianist Stephen Newby. Gospel music is music of the spirit. It transcends religion and speaks to our soul. This summer as part of SummerFest, Newby will lead a Gospel Choir, and all Orcas Island singers are invited to join.
We'll rehearse Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 4:00 pm and perform Saturday night at 7:00 pm. Please call the Community Church office to sign up (360-376-6422) so we know how many to prepare for.
Dr. Stephen Newby is a composer, conductor, gospel/jazz vocalist, and pianist.  Be part of the fun! Sing with us!

INFORMATION: For more information about SummerFest, visit http://orcaschurch.org/events/summerfest-2016.


FUNHOUSE COMMONS GALA
(Sunday, July 31, 4:00 pm on the Outlook Inn lawn in Eastsound)
Join us on the Outlook Inn lawn for an evening of wonderment and whimsy in support of Orcas children!
Cocktails and Entertainment at 4:00 pm.
Dinner and Auction at 5:30 pm.
Click here to buy your tickets.


EASTSOUND FLY-IN & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW & PANCAKE BREAKFAST
(Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7, all day event)
Admission: Free
The annual Old Fashioned Fly-In is fun for the whole family! Each year 100-150 aircraft attend the Orcas Fly-In from around the country. Come enjoy the best of general aviation! Warbirds, experimentals, old-fashioned airplanes, local pilots and seaplanes, aircraft, plus flying demonstrations.
There will be a Pancake Breakfast both days at the Fire Hall from 7:00 - 11:00 am.
Also enjoy the Orcas Road Classics car club's most widely known event is the Annual Car Show hosted during the first weekend of August in conjunction with the Fly-In. This year the club has decided to give back to the community and has teamed up with the local Food Bank by accepting cans of food and cash donations for this cause. Car entrants to the show are asked to donate food for the Food Bank and/or $10 as an entrance fee to help this local charity.

INFORMATION: For more information, call Gil Blinn at 360-376-6579.


Announcements
     

COMMUNITY ZIP LINE & CLIMB DAY AT CAMP ORKILA 
(Saturday, July 30, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm @ Camp Orkila)
YMCA Camp Orkila would like to invite you to come out and take a ride on our 1000-ft Zip Line and climb our 55-foot climbing wall.  We will be holding by-appointment Community Zip Day on Saturday, July 30.  We will have zip times available from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. 
Being prompt is important so, please, plan to arrive at camp 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Please, enter through the main entrance on Mount Baker Road and follow signs to the designated parking areas.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2678 to sign-up for a time assignment and for more information regarding age and weight restrictions


STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD RACING @ WEST BEACH RESORT 
(Sundays & Fridays, 5:30 pm @ West Beach Resort) 
Stand-Up Paddleboard Racing at West Beach Resort! Open to everyone. Normally Sundays and Fridays at 5:30 pm. $12 entry fee, winner receives a free night stay in a 2BR cottage (restrictions apply). See our video here. We also offer an entire spectrum of marine activities including kayak/canoe/SUP rentals, motor boat rentals, fishing pole and crab pot rentals/sales, guided kayak tours, whale watching, Sucia Island shuttle, fishing charters, and custom tours.  

INFORMATION: Visit www.westbeachresort.com or 877-937-8224.

 
ROTARY CLUB ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 
(Friday, July 29, 4:30 - 5:30 pm @ 376 on Main Street)
If you have been a Rotary member, please, join us at this organizational meeting. People who are new to the Rotary and visitors to the island are welcome.  We will be discussing the formation of this Rotary Club.

INFORMATION: Please, call Jeannie at 251-716-9598.


HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S SPOOKY TALES
(Wednesday nights, 8:00 pm @ the Pioneer Museum;
Friday nights, 5:00 pm @ the Crow Valley School Museum)

"We ain't afraid of no ghosts!"  You might be after you attend the Historical Society's Spooky Tales - Ghost Stories With an Orcas Spin. You will hear hair-raising stories, told by Master Storyteller, Antoinette Botsford.
Pioneer Museum: Wednesday nights at 8:00 pm.  Crow Valley School Museum: Friday nights at 5:00 pm . Tickets are $10 for adults, $5.00 for children under 13, and $25 for a family of four. Tickets are on sale now at both Museums. You can also call for tickets 360-376-4849 or buy them at the door. Seating is limited.

INFORMATION: To learn more about what the Historical Society is doing, visit our website at www.orcasmuseums.org.


WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH ONE ARM TIED BEHIND YOUR BACK?
(Support the Orcas Island Public Schools)
OIEF One Arm Challenge The Orcas Island Education Foundation (OIEF) is launching a new fundraising campaign: the ONE ARM TIED BEHIND YOUR BACK challenge. Public Education is under-funded in Washington State. Our schools are not failing, but they are tasked to educate children with one-arm tied behind their backs.

And that's where this summer's OIEF "ONE ARM TIED BEHIND YOU BACK" challenge comes in. Go to www.OIEF.org  to find out more and please, please give. 
 
You can also send a check to:
OIEF | POB 782 | Eastsound | WA| 98245.

ANY amount is meaningful. It will make a world of difference at our public schools.  

 
ORCAS ECSTATIC DANCE 
(Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Ecstatic Dance is a worldwide movement with gatherings in many communities and countries. Orcas Ecstatic Dance is open to locals and visitors alike. Facilitators create play lists to inspire. Individuals meet to experience the joy of movement. Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol free event. Please, arrive by 7:30 pm and plan to stay until 9:00 pm as the music is choreographed to build and subside, creating a total experience.  Picture and video taking is discouraged as is talking during the dance.
Cost: $5 to $15 (under 12 free)

INFORMATION: Any questions, call 360-376-7766.
  
 
 
Shop the Rock


MELAMINE PLATES AT MONKEY PUZZLE 
Monkey Puzzle is featuring a large selection of Melamine plates that look like paper plates but are made of a sturdy plastic . They are dishwasher safe and come in patterns with bikes ,bees, crab, lobster, lemons, farm animals and more - $25/four! Also,
Melanine is great for boats, children and grandchildren. 
On Tuesdays we feature a rack with unbelievable giveaways for $ 99. If you give us the magical number for the store and it is correct, you will get a 15% discount. Our selection of quilted bedspreads is growing along with whimsical pillows and rugs. Happy Summer! (#) 


FRIENDS & FAMILY COMING TO ORCAS . . .
We can source and procure Orcas Island food, drink and sundries for your friends and family who come to visit this summer.
Provide your guests with gift certificates for Orcas Island's locally produced:
beer wine and spirits, eggs, meat, flowers and produce, soaps, lotions and m
ore.
Give the gift of the bounty of beautiful Orcas.
Contact us for more information. (##)

INFORMATION: Contact Orcas Island Concierge and Property Services: Tim at 360-472-0330 and Sonia at 360-610-2887. Email or visit our website.

   
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
 
 
THE MANSION RESTAURANT AT ROSARIO  
BREAKFAST: 8:00 am-11:00 am
LUNCH: 12:00 noon -3:00 pm
DINNER: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Mansion Restaurant offers a seasonal and locally-inspired menu in a spectacular waterfront location. Wine and cocktails are served by the romantic fire in the turn-of-the-century setting of the Moran Lounge.  

INFORMATION: Dinner reservations highly recommended: 360-376-2222.


CASCADE BAY GRILL AND STORE
Store: 7:00 am-9:00 pm
Breakfast Counter Service: 7:00 am-11:00 am
All-Day Grill Menu: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Enjoy oysters, grilled salmon, crab, fish & chips, brats, pizza, salads and burgers at our casual outdoor restaurant overlooking the marina.  No reservations necessary. The adjacent Cascade Bay General Store offers espresso drinks, to-go breakfast items, groceries, ice, gifts and basic supplies.


DOE BAY CAFE'S SUMMER HOURS FOR JULY & AUGUST 
Brunch: Friday - Wednesday, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
Sunday through Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doe Bakery: Thursday, 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Open Mic and Themed Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We always recommend guests make reservations for dinner at the cafe. Our number for reservations is 360-376-8059. (##)

DOE BAY CAFE & SPA UPDATES 
(Thursday, July 28 - Sunday, July 31) 
Spa closed Thursday until Sunday at 11:00 am.
Cafe closed for dinner service on Saturday, July 30.
 
  
DOE BAY FEST TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR LOCALS!
(Sunday & Monday nights at Doe Bay Café)
Doe Bay Fest 2016 is slated for Aug. 4-8 and as always the tickets are limited and highly sought after.  We do save aside some tickets specifically for Orcas Locals so that our Island community can join us for this musical highlight of the summer!  To purchase tickets, please eat at the Doe Bay Café for SUNDAY OR MONDAY DINNER.  Let your server know you want to buy Doe Bay Fest tickets and they will get you set up.  Please, make an advance reservation if possible (360-376-8059), and do bring proof of your Local address.  Tickets for Doe Bay Fest 9 are $150 but Locals that eat in the Café on Sunday or Monday nights get a SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING of $100 per ticket!  Please join us for dinner and get your tickets for the hottest show on-island this summer! (##)

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2291.

Continuing Restaurant Specials
 
 
Random Howse
EVENTS AT RANDOM HOWSE THIS WEEK
We have a great week for music lovers plus great Thai food Wednesday-Saturday, 5:00-8:30 pm. Call 360-376-1111 for reservations and "to go" orders.
Wednesdays: Open Mic
Thursday, 7/21: Obey the Spider & Fire the Animal 9:00-11:00 pm, no cover. 
Friday, 7/22: Mitch Ward and Friends (Including Melody Funk, Mike Speece and, from Oregon, Buddy Evans, who once played in Merle Haggard's band) 7:30 pm, no cover
Mitch Ward plays an eclectic mix of Americana ranging from blues, rock, country and pop and can be heard on Macey Gard's latest single release, Tequila & Lime.  
Saturday, 7/23: Dinner Only, 5:00-8:30 pm
Next week:
Wednesday, 7/27: Open Mic
Thursday, 7/28: Dinner Only
Friday, 7/29: CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT
Saturday, 7/30: Rated R Club Night with DJ Jake Perrine
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-1111 or visit Randomhowse.com or facebook.com/randomhowse


OPEN MIC AT THE LOWER TAVERN
(Tuesdays at 9:00 pm)
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink, with us today!

INFORMATION: Call 360-317-4848.


"MUSIC AT THE MARINA" WITH GUITARIST GENE NERY
EVERY WEDNESDAY:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cascade Bay Grill, adjacent to the Rosario Resort Marina

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222.



Random Howse OPEN MIC AT RANDOM HOWSE
(Wednesdays at 7:00 pm)
Come to Open Mic at Random Howse for music, poetry and stories.  We have a piano for you pianists!

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-1111 or visit www.randomhowse.com, www.facebook.com/randomhowse

 
 

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE DOE BAY CAFÉ     
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring Wolf Hollow in July)  
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. The Café is open from 5:00 - 10:00 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. Come out and support Wolf Hollow! Each Thursday in July, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Wolf Hollow. Great food, music and a fantastic cause!  
 
INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059. 

 
MARTINIS & JAZZ 
EVERY THURSDAY, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Moran Lounge 
Join us on Thursdays for a throwback evening of hand-crafted martinis and live jazz with Martin Lund.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222.
 
 
LIVE MUSIC AT THE DEER HARBOR INN RESTAURANT
(Friday - Monday & on Wednesday) 
Come enjoy live piano with Ron Meyers every Friday - Monday nights for dinner. 5:00 pm. 
Live music with Almost Classical on Wednesdays, 6:00 pm.
Open for dinner daily from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-1040 for reservations.
 

 
KARAOKE @ THE LOWER TAVERN
(Fridays @ 9:30 pm) 
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4848. 


MUSIC IN THE MORAN LOUNGE AT ROSARIO 
(Saturdays at 6:00 - 9:00 pm) 
"Music in the Moran Lounge" with Guitarist Gene Nery
EVERY SATURDAY, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, in the Moran Lounge
   
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222.

 



Classes & Seminars 


DANCE LESSONS: THE WALTZ!
(Monday, August 1, 7:00 - 9:00 pm @ the Odd Fellows Hall)
Local instructors are again offering their community dance class on Monday Aug 1, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Odd Fellows Hall. We will offer another session of Waltz. We will review previous steps and add new ones. Instruction will begin promptly at 7:00 pm followed by dancing at 8:00 pm.  The classes are free and no partner in needed.
Learn to dance which is good for your health, well being and ability to relate to others. Come out and enjoy yourself while learning or improving your knowledge of dance.

INFORMATION: For further information call Bill at 360-376-8857 or Jean at 360-376-6549


ART AND WINE NIGHT CLASSES
Diversity of Uptown Eastsound Presents Summer Classes at the Shop with Art & Wine Nights! Book your reservations now. $65 Per Person per class. Some classes led by and featuring the local, talented artist Susan Slapin!

INFORMATION: Call 360-298-4218 or diversityonorcas@gmail.com. Reference Summer Art & Wine Night.


ROBOTICS CLUB COMING TO THE FUNHOUSE
Island Robotics is starting a robotics club at the Funhouse! Orcas Island High School student, Sandy Rost, will be running the program. Kids, ages 9-14, are invited to join! Adults with robotics experience or interest are invited to participate and help out. Join the fun and learn STEM related skills. This club will participate in regional qualifying competitions next spring.
Informational meeting: Monday, July 25th, 5:30-6:30 pm at Funhouse Commons.

INFORMATION: For more info, contact Rebecca at 360-376-7177, rebecca@thefunhouse.org or Sandy at 360-472-1104, cjrost@msn.com.

 
Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 
 
NEW ARTISTS - NEW SHOW - AT THE GALLERY
Come to THE GALLERY in Uptown Eastsound to enjoy an exciting and varied NEW SHOW of original art work including figurative, still life and landscape paintings, some serene and some a bit edgy, and now including innovative photography. It is a stunning collection of work by local artists.  
NEW HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
The GALLERY is located in Uptown Eastsound at 374 North Beach Road, across form Enzo's.
 

ART EXHIBITS @ ORCAS CENTER  
July through August: Orcas Island Studio Tour Preview Show 
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00pm


ISLANDERS BANK JULY EXHIBIT 
Stop in to the bank Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm during July to see Anita Leigh Holladay's photographs. The exhibit is titled "New, Old & Ancient: Images of Ireland and Scotland." From over 2000 photos from a spring trip, she chose the ten that convey her best impression of these countries.  

INFORMATION: Anita Holladay, 360-376-2095.


THIS MONTH'S ARTIST AT WASHINGTON FEDERAL : QUILTS BY JEANNIE HOFFMAN & MAGGIE KAPLAN
(New art every month) 
Washington Federals Artist of the Month for July is a collaborative effort in quilting. Join us Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, to enjoy quilts made by both Jeannie Hoffman and Maggie Kaplan. The art show is open to the public and will be on display through the end of the month. You truly do not want to miss these vibrant colors, or the craftsmanship involved in the making of these unique pieces. 


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:  Call 360-376-4544

 
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sundays, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
The Crow Valley School Museum is open Friday and Saturdays, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Museum office is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tours can be arranged by appointment. Gift shop and book store featuring items for all ages.
The WINGS OVER ORCAS ISLAND exhibit features stories and memorabilia from local and national aviation legends.

INFORMATION: Visit our website at www.orcasmuseums.org

 
NEW SCULPTURE GARDEN AT ARTWORKS 
The Orcas Island Artworks presents works by BJ Arnold, Dave Haslett, Todd Spalti and Pete Welty in our brand new sculpture garden on the porch and west lawn. The Artworks is Orcas Island's cooperative gallery, featuring over 45 island artists and craftspeople. Open daily 10:00 - 5:00 pm in Olga.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408.


MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 9 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 at 360-376-2152, ext. 300.
 
Public Meetings on Orcas Island

 
San Juan County's public meeting list is found here.
 
 

Wednesday, August 3 (5:00 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3 (Library) Meets first Wednesday of the month.
 
Thursday, August 4  (3:00 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee (Eastsound Fire Station) Meets first Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, August 9  (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board (Library Meeting Room) Call 360-376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, August 9 (3:30 pm). The Friends of the Orcas Island Library Board meeting, Meets every second Tuesday of the month at 3:30. For more information, please, visit our Web site.
 

Wednesday, August 10 (1:30 - 3:30 pm).  Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Community Center) Call 360-376-3199 for more info. Public is welcome.Meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Thursday, August 11 (4:00 - 6:00 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District 
(Eastsound Fire Station) Meets second Thursday of the month.

Thursday, August 11 (6:00 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room) Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 360-376-5285 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

 

Lisa Boyd, Staff

Celia Farr-Smith, Staff 

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

  

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