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Board of Directors
Colleen Armstrong, President
Mary Clure, Secretary 
Kim Morgan, Treasurer  
Shannon Borg
Charles Dalton
Terri Gilleland
Lee Horswill
Marlace Hughes
Kathy Kantrud
Jacob Linnes
Holly Southern
Susan Gudgell, past-President 



Staff 
Lance Evans
Executive Director

Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Michele Wiley, Volunteer  
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273

 
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Important Update for Yakima Ferry & Schedule

The M/V Yakima remains in service, but it must run on reduced speeds due to propeller damage. Unfortunately, this means that transit times are expected to take longer than normal, which can result in accumulated delays.  Beginning Thursday, May 17, there will be a 1:55 p.m. departure from Anacortes to Orcas Island on Thursdays for the remainder of the spring schedule. The 1:55 p.m. sailing was previously only available Fridays and Sundays. We encourage passengers to make reservations for travel, and these additional sailings have been added to the reservation system. 

INFORMATION: click here for schedule and reservations.

Events This Week & Beyond
    

MOVIE THIS WEEK: A QUIET PLACE
(Friday - Saturday, May 18-19, 8:00 pm @ Sea View Theater, 234 A St.) 
A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who stars alongside his real-life spouse Emily Blunt. In A Quiet Place, a family must live life in silence while hiding from creatures which hunt exclusively by sound. PG13

INFORMATION: Call the Sea View Theater at 360-376-5724


FARMER'S MARKET
(Saturday, May 19, 10:00-3:00 pm @ Village Green)
Want to find out what vendors will be at the Farmers Market each week? Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with your Farmers Market happenings. Find out about special kids activities happening at the market, or what vegetables are coming into season and if your favorite vendor will be at the market. Sign up through our website.



STEVE RESCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
(Saturday, May 19 @ Orcas Island Golf Course)
We would like to thank the many sponsors and participants that have already registered to support Steve's scholarship. A limited number of player registrations remain and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in participating in the golf tournament, sponsoring a hole or simply making a donation, please go to www.srmgt.org . Please note that we have revised the tee time to 10:00 am with check-in/registration open at 9:00 am. Lastly, we would like to emphasize that this event is not just a golf tournament, but also a community gathering. 
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4400

 
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM SHINDIG AND AUCTION
(Saturday, May 19, 3:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
Come for a good old fashioned Shindig & Auction!  Wear your cowboy hats, boots, and bandanas!  There will be a variety of auctions: silent, live, and Raise the Paddle.  
Yummy food from Orcas Village Store, entertainment by JP & the OK Rhythm Boys. Open bar with wine and beer and more. Tickets: General $50, Member $45. Purchase tickets at the OIHM office or hereJoin the fun to benefit the Orcas Island Historical Museums!.

INFORMATION: 360-376-4849 or orcasmuseums.org


JP AND THE RHYTHM BOYS PLAY THE GRANGE
(Saturday, May 19, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Island Grange)
It is not often that Orcas Island residents get the opportunity to see JP and the OK Rhythm Boys in a concert setting. Enjoy JP's fine fiddling, Gordon's dulcet vocals and thumping bass, and Anita's swinging guitar and wailing saw as the trio presents their typical wide range of new tunes and old favorites on those instruments plus occasional ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. Their tight three-part harmonies, witty banter (well, they like to think they are witty - you can judge for yourself) and flashy footwear guarantee a truly entertaining evening in this cozy and acoustically wonderful island venue. Tickets are just $10, available at Darvill's or at the door. All proceeds benefit the Grange.

INFORMATION: to hear the band, go to www.jpandtheokrhythmboys.com


DR. RYAN DRUM'S EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANT WALK 
(Sunday, May 20, 11:00 - 3:00 pm @ Orcas Food Co-Op)
Join renowned instructor Ryan Drum for an informative plant walk beginning at the
Co-op. You will sample native and introduced wild plants, discussing their
individual nutritional and healing benefits in depth. Please bring drinking water and a
light lunch. No dogs or children under 6. 
Price: Owners $30 Public $35. Sign up at the register.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2009, orcasfood.coop


ISLAND SINFONIA 
(Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm @  Orcas Center)
Island Sinfonia, the chamber music orchestra in the San Juans, presents a concert of light classical music. The orchestra, directed by conductor Jim Shaffer-­Bauck, is composed of 25 instrumentalists, including student musicians and devoted adults. Island musicians are always invited to join. The program will include works by Bach, Dvorak, Handel, Glinka and others. There will also be several pieces featuring Sinfonia's brass choir. Tickets are $10 and available at the Box Office and online here.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281x1
 

THE ABLE VIRTUOSO
(Monday, May 21, 7:00 pm @ Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church)
Carrie Krause ~ baroque violin, Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute, John Lenti ~ the orbo & baroque guitar. Johann Mattheson's The Able Virtuoso, published in Hamburg in 1720, sets the tone for this program of virtuoso trio sonatas inspired by Corelli and the fusion of Italian, French, and German styles, which were quite distinct in the 18th century. Trio sonatas for violin and flute with theorbo (a very long-necked lute) and baroque guitar by Johann Sebastian Bach, Archangelo Corelli, Pietro Locatelli, Antoine Dornel and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier will be featured in this virtuoso survey of the great variety of musical styles of 18th century Europe. 

INFORMATION: salishseafestival.org



ISLAND INSPIRATION ALL-STARS: DANCING ON A WHIM
(Friday-Saturday, May 25-26, 6:35 pm @ Orcas Center)
The Island Inspiration All-Stars are back again to display another exotic blend of Ethnocentric dancing from Africa to the Americas. In" Dancing On A Whim" the All-Star group will be showcasing some fantastical and whimsical pieces in addition to their Eurocentric Contemporary Ballet form. Joining this production are The Shooting Stars led by Tiffany Loney and New York City dancer Leigh Schanfein will be rejoining the cast to round out the program. Come on out and experience two excellent evenings of wholesome family fun entertainment! Tickets: $15, $12 students, $5 Subsidized at the Box Office, Tuesday-Friday, noon to 3 pm.

INFORMATION: Tickets available at the Box Office and online here.


SEATTLE ROCK ORCHESTRA MUSIC WEEKEND 
(Friday-Sunday, May 25-27 @ Doe Bay Resort)
Doe Bay Resort and Seattle Rock Orchestra are partnering, once again, for our 4th annual Seattle Rock Orchestra Memorial Day Live Music Weekend. We will be joined by guests from the Islands Sinfonia and the Orcas Community Band who will surely add to the fun! On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be a few small ensemble groups featured in the Doe Bay Café, as well as a large ensemble performance offered on the Doe Bay Main Stage at 3:00 pm on Sunday. Live music in the Yoga Studio on both nights will be upbeat and dance-friendly. The clothing optional concert at the Doe Bay Spa was a major highlight, last year, and one of the best performances we've ever seen! Visit our Specials page to find out how you can save 25% off your Memorial Day Weekend getaway.

INFORMATION: website or call 360-376-8059


RESERVE A SPOT AT THE "EXCHANGE AT THE GRANGE" SWAP MEET 
(Saturday, May 26, 10:00-4:00 pm @ Orcas Island Grange Hall)
Everyone is welcome to join The Exchange in the goal of reuse by reserving a spot in the SWAP Meet. Uncovered 10' x 10' outdoor spaces are available, and 8' table spaces are available inside the Grange. The Exchange itself will be open all day, with specials throughout the store. There will be arts-and-crafts for kids, a hands-on bike repair clinic, and hot dogs and lemonade. As in previous years, the event is a fund-raiser for The Exchange. As part of that, a silent auction will be held inside the Grange over the course of the day. Many unique, fun items discovered at the Exchange will be available. The Exchange also welcomes high-value items from the public to be included in the silent auction. Swap Meet spaces are limited, and will be awarded first-come, first-served basis. A donation to the Exchange will be requested at the end of the Swap Meet. 

INFORMATION: Spaces can be reserved now by calling ORS at 360-376-4089.


"TRASHION FASHION SHOW" AT EXCHANGE SWAP MEET/PET PARADE 
(Saturday, May 26, 10:00-4:00 pm @ Orcas Island Grange Hall)
Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange announced it will be holding the "Trashion Fashion Show" at 2:00 pm during the "Exchange at The Grange" Swap Meet. Two workshops will be offered at The Exchange prior to the event to help with ideas, provide the opportunity to collaborate with others, and to offer available supplies. Check  the Exchange website or Facebook for updates on dates and timesThis year's "Trashion Fashion" event is partnering with the annual Pet Parade that begins at 12:00 pm in Eastsound. All fashion-forward pets are invited to participate at the show and strut their stuff alongside their owners. Grace McCune will emcee the event and DJ Bodhicypha will provide catwalk-worthy jams.

INFORMATION: Asifa@lotioncrafter.com, 360-317-8816 to sign-up or for more information.


STORYTELLER, DONNA OILAND, AT LADIES' SPRING LUNCHEON
(Saturday, May 26, 11:30-2:30 pm @ Orcas Senior Center)
All women are invited to come and hear storyteller and author Donna Oiland. Oiland is a trained facilitator with the state initiative Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest, helps train volunteers for Evergreen Hospice, and is on the steering committee of the Washington End of Life Coalition. She serves as a board member and network coordinator for the Faith Community Nurses and Health Ministers Northwest.Copies of Oiland's book, "Legacy ...Reflections Along the Way," written for hospice patients and their families, will be given as door prizes. Chef Jay Savelle will serve a choice of scallops or chicken. The cost is $20. 

INFORMATION: To register, call Susan Clark at 360-376-7046.


SPRING DANCE WITH BIG BAND SOUNDS OF ORCATRAZZ
(Saturday, May 26, 8:00 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
A Spring Dance featuring the big band sounds of Orcatrazz will start at 8 pm.  The dance is by donation with monies received going to the Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund and the Music Advocacy Program.  This promises to be a lively and entertaining event. The more successful the dances are, the more frequent dances will be held.  This is your chance to get out and dance and have a great evening.  Also remember, if you don't dance, you should come out anyway and listen to the wonderful sounds of Orcatrazz.

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


ROMEO AND JULIET STREAMING ENCORE
(Sunday, May 27, 1:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy. Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company's premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh retelling of Shakespeare's beloved classic. Tickets: $20, $15 students; $2 off for Orcas Center members $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office Tuesday-Friday, from noon to 3 pm and online.

INFORMATION: orcascenter.org


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
(Monday, May 28, 11:00 am @ Woodlawn Cemetery) 
The American Legion Post 93 Color Guard will host the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday, May 28, starting at 11:00 a.m.  This event starts on time.   Everyone is invited to attend. Over 220 flags will mark the graves on Orcas Island Cemeteries as we honor and recognize our Veterans for their service to our country.  Woodlawn Cemetery located on West Beach Road, Mt. Baker Cemetery on Mount Baker Road and the Olga Cemetery.
 
INFORMATION: orcaspost93.org


VIKING GOLF FUNDRAISER TOURNAMENT
(Saturday, June 2 @ Orcas Golf)
The tournament will include 18 holes of golf, fun prizes, and a barbecue. The tournament is going to be a scramble format so bring friends and family to golf with you, or enjoy a game yourself. The cost is $40.00 for adults and $25.00 for youth. All proceeds go to the high school golf team.
Join us and have some fun!



INFORMATION: Register on Facebook or call 360-376-5117


OIEF: OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
(Saturday, June 2, 5:30 pm @ Four Winds Camp)
The Orcas Island Education Foundation (OIEF) hopes you will attend its annual "Food for Thought" fundraiser. This is it.  OIEF's shot at raising enough funds to support a myriad of programs in the public schools. Not only is it important - it is a whole lot of fun! This year's theme is "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"  A reveal at the event will tell you about how this theme ties into a new initiative OIEF is hoping to launch in the fall. There will be food, libations, and an auction. Tickets are $100/pp and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce or online. Please consider attending - and for our public school students - just watch the places they will go!

INFORMATION: to purchase tickets online, go to oief.org


Shop the Rock


WINE TASTING AT ISLAND MARKET
(Thursday, May 17, 4:00-6:00 pm @ Island Market)
This event is FREE and open to the public, age 21 and over only.  Our beverage manager, Steve will be pouring some delicious wines for you to try. Come join us and bring your friends!

INFORMATION: 360-376-6000, orcasislandmarket.com


3% THURSDAY FOR ORCAS COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER 
(Thursday, May 17 @ Orcas Food Co-op)
You can Round-up at the Register all month long! It's easy to Round Up your purchase. When your cashier asks you if you want to round up for the Orcas Community Resource Center, simply say "Yes!" and you can help fellow islanders in need. If you'd like to donate more than the roundup you can do that, too. Donating to a great cause couldn't get much simpler than that! March's Round-Up for the Forest School raised over $1500! Thanks for you support!   


INFORMATION: 360-376-2009, orcasfood.coop 
 

ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
Second home owners on Orcas: We are here to help you manage your home and property while you are off-island.

-Package/large items deliveries. We can pick up items at UPS or Orcas Freight or meet the delivery at your home.

-Friends or family arriving.  We can set up a welcome local basket. ---Need a lift from the airport or ferry? We can bring you or your guests to your home or ... we can drop off you vehicle at the ferry/airport/marina for your arrival. -Need maintenance on your car while off island? We can drop off/pick up your vehicle. 


Health and Wellness


COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
(Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio) 
Walk into Wellness! Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio will host a Community Acupuncture Clinic on with Danielle Dyer of Heal~Flow Acupuncture. Treatments will be based in Japanese constitutional acupuncture, which seeks to treat our root imbalances through fewer needles and gentle techniques.Treatments will be sliding scale $20-50. No appointment necessary. 138 North Beach Road, Eastsound.

INFORMATION: www.orcasmandala.com


Announcements 


ORCAS ISLAND ROTARY 
(Friday, May 18, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ Fire Station)
Rotary Club Orcas Island Rotary is a branch of the San Juan Island Rotary Club.
Visiting Rotarians are warmly invited to join us! Leadership in Interaction: Collaboration for Our Multi-Stakeholder Environments.
 

INFORMATION: please contact Kathy Kantrud at  360-317-7539


CALLING ALL PARTNERS IN PHILANTHROPY: GIVE ORCAS 
GiveOrcas.org is live and open for donations! Over 20 organizations serving our community applied for funding; the Orcas Island Community Foundation Grants Committee has completed site visits, evaluated the proposals, and vetted the projects. Contributions of any size are welcome and donors may remain anonymous if so desired. Please join us at 3:30, May 23 at the Orcas Center to celebrate these nonprofits and their good work. To view the list of grants and their funding status visit  www.giveorcas.org. Contact OICF Director Hilary Canty, 376-6423 or hilary@oicf.us if you or your organization/business is interested in joining us as a Partner in Philanthropy.

INFORMATION: www.giveorcas.org
    

AUDITIONS!
(Thursday-Friday, May 17-18, 6:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
"Hand to God" adult comedy with hand puppets!  Auditions for 5 characters in the Black Box at 6 pm. Call-backs on Sunday May 20 at 1 pm. To be performed in early July. Margery is a widow who has taken on the local church puppet club. The teenage members of the club are her son Jason; Jessica, the girl next door that Jason has a crush on; and Timmy, the neighborhood troublemaker whose mother is attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at the church. At the puppet show performance one of the puppets takes on a life of his own, and expresses secrets that the characters would rather have left unacknowledged.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281x1
   

SALISH SEA OFFERS SPECIALS FOR LOCALS ON NEW TOURS
(Sunday, May 20, 10:00-2:00 pm and Wednesday, May 23, 1:00-4:00 pm)
We will be launching Salish Sea Tour Co. on May 28th and leading up to that date will be offering two half priced tours for locals and chamber members. Both tours will depart from Eastsound Square and return to the same location. The cost for each is $50 (normally $100) and there are limited seats available. In the future, Orcas locals will be entitled to a $25 discount on all tours and special off-season rates. Please email Cole at info@salishseatourco.com to reserve your seat. 

INFORMATION: salishseatourco.net


PARTICIPATE IN WSF LONG-RANGE PLANNING
(Take online survey by May 24)
There's still time to share your thoughts! Washington State Ferry (WSF) is developing a Long Range Plan that will present a vision for the future of the ferry system through 2040. Participate in our online open house and take our survey by May 24.

INFORMATION:  Long Range Survey, click here.


EMERALD ISLE SAILING CRUISE
Have you wanted to come on a sailing trip around the beautiful San Juan Islands, but it just wasn't in the budget? Well, we are offering one of our renowned San Juans tours at a significant discount! Join us for our 5-day San Juan Islands cruise out of Orcas Island July 8-12, at 20% off regular booking price! There are only 2 spots left on this cruise.


     

A SELF-GUIDED WALKING/DRIVING TOUR OF OLGA AND BEYOND
(Booklet available at the Chamber, History Museum and the Artworks)
Learn all about how the little hamlet of Olga was settled, visit sites of old and learn how they came about; and, in the process, see where Marshall Strawberry fields once existed. Whether you venture off on your own to walk and drive a little history of the Olga/Doe Bay area or not, it's just plain fun reading! Pick one up at the Chamber or Historical Museum in Eastsound, or at the Artworks in Olga. They're 
free!



"HISTORY LIVES HERE" EVENTS ALL MONTH IN MAY
Many events showcasing the unique history of the San Juan Islands will be presented on Orcas and San Juan islands the month of May. For our Orcas residents and visitors, the Orcas Island Historical Museum's exhibit is Photos of Eastsound, a new exhibit that shows over 120 years of change in the life and spirit of the village of Eastsound. It traces the dramatic evolution from an expanse of orchards in the 1890's to the commercial center of Orcas Island today. 

INFORMATION: see Visitors Bureau May History Page here or call 888-468-3701,ext 1


ELECTROLYSIS NOW AVAILABLE ON ORCAS ISLAND
Electrolysis San Juan, LLC is in the Spa in the Athletic Center. Danielle Wheeler (owner and electrologist) is excited to bring her skills and expertise to the new location on Orcas Island. She will be open on Mondays in from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. In addition to Mondays on Orcas, Danielle also sees clients on San Juan Island Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 to 4:30 pm. Sunday appointments are available by request. If you would like to learn more about permanent hair removal with electrolysis, feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation.

INFORMATION: Booking can be done online at www.electrosj.com or by contacting info@electrosj.com or 360-298-4068.


ORCAS FOOD CO-OP IS HIRING
Full time, part time and seasonal positions are currently available. 
Benefits include paid personal leave, free yoga classes, a 20% store discount, 50% shift lunch, paid vacation for those working more than 20 hours/week, and more. 



ORCAS CENTER IS HIRING
Orcas Center Job Opportunities: Executive Director, Facilities Manager, and Marketing Manager

INFORMATION: Click here for more information or call 360-376-2281 ext 4


Restaurant News & Dining Deals
(Check Restaurant Guide for current days and times)


SPECIALS AT THE KITCHEN 
(Available Friday & Saturday)
Bacon and Egg Tempura: Hard-cooked egg wrapped in bacon dipped in batter and fried, served on fresh salad
greens with rice cakes and Ponzu sauce. $16 Mixed vegetable Tempura Garnet yams, shiitake mushrooms, onion rings, broccoli and cauliflower, dipped in batter, fried, and served on fresh salad greens with rice cakes and Ponzu sauce. $13.50

INFORMATION: 360-376-6958


ACAPULCO RESTAURANT 
(Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00-8:00 pm @ Eastsound Square)
Come visit Acapulco Restaurant for delicious homemade dishes on the menu.  "Best Chile Relleno I have had! Surprised to find such great Mexican food on Orcas Island. I will be back on my next visit." (Yelp review).

INFORMATION: 360-488-6271


SPRING DINNER AT CATKIN CAFE 
(Sunday, May 20, seatings at 5:00 and 7:30 pm @ Catkin Cafe)
Join us for a spring inspired menu prepared by chef Angela Emery. Located in the historic strawberry building alongside the Orcas Island Artworks Gallery in the heart of Olga. The gallery which showcases an extensive collection of work by over 40 local artists and craftspeople will also be open. A rare event we host only a few times each year. Don't miss it! Call or email us for a reservation today.


INFORMATION: 376-3242, catkincafe@gmail.com


ORCAS HOTEL
(Wednesdays @ Octavia's Bistro)
Wednesday night special: prime rib and nightly happy hour Monday to Saturday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm to include $3 house wine and $3 draft beers. Happy hour treats from $4 to $9. Hours: Octavia's Bistro, 4:00-8:30 pm (open daily) and Orcas Hotel Cafe, 6:00 am-5:30 pm (open daily).
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4300


SHIP BAY IS CELEBRATING SPRING!
(Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm)
Thursdays are Oyster & Prosecco Night at Ship Bay's Bar. Join us in the Bar any Thursday evening (until Memorial Day week-end) from 5:00  to 6:00 pm for $1 each Judd Cove Oysters and $5 a glass Prosecco.


INFORMATION: 360-376-5886

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OPEN MIC:


Tuesdays at 9:00 pm; Lower Tavern
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink.
 
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4848
 

Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Doe Bay Supports Camp Orkila
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 Camp Orkila! Each Thursday in May, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Camp Orkila. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! This week our host is River Augenstein.

INFORMATION: 360-376-8059

 
KARAOKE & LIVE MUSIC:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
KARAOKE
(Fridays at 9:30 pm; Lower Tavern) 
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!  

INFORMATION: 360-376-4848


LIVE MUSIC FEATURING MARTINIS & MARTIN: ROSARIO RESORT 
(Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Resort Moran Lounge) 
Join Martin Lund  for an evening of hand-crafted cocktails and live music. Martin Lund, an island favorite and jazzman extraordinaire, considers himself a "musical chef."
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
 

LIVE MUSIC WITH GENE NERY
(Fridays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Resort)  
Gene Nery is a guitarist/vocalist from Vancouver, British Columbia. After performing extensively around the world on Princess Cruises, he is currently performing at Rosario Resort in the Moran Lounge every Saturday.  

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
 
 
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Saturdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Rosario Resort)
Enjoy a presentation of music and history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ, stories of the Mansion's most colorful residents, and Christopher's original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Complimentary and open to the public.     
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
 
 
Art & Museum Shows
 

ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW @ ORCAS CENTER
The lobby and Madrona Room will be filled with the visual art of many enthusiastic and talented Orcas Island school students. Work from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Placement level courses will be on display. The students create visual art all year long with the hope that they will get to display their work.  


INFORMATION: 360-376-2281


WASHINGTON FEDERAL'S ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Washington Federal's Artist of the Month is lifelong Orcas Islander, Betty Hall. Betty is famous for her Christmas quilts, but the variety of patterns in this show is amazing. 
Come by to see the beautiful quilts during business hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
 

INFORMATION: 360-376-2218


THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS 
The Orcas Island Artworks Gallery is a favorite Orcas destination housed in a historic building on the island's East side. Built in 1938 as a strawberry barreling plant, the lovingly restored landmark now showcases the best of our island's crafts and fine arts. Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 


INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408  
 
 
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 
11:00 - 4:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00-3:00 pm or by appointment. There is a great selection of Gift Shop items. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm. The Crow Valley School will be opening May 25 for the summer season.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4849 or visit orcasmuseums.org
 
 
MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 8:00 am - 9:00 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm daily.  The tour is free.  
 
INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152

 
 
Public Meetings on Orcas Island

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

Wednesday, June 13 (9:00 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board (Library Meeting Room) Call 360-376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, June 13 (4:00 pm).  Deer Harbor Hamlet Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Fire Station 24 on Channel Road) Call 360-376-3199 for more info. Public is welcome. Meets the second Wednesday 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

  

Lisa Boyd, Staff

Carol Kulminski, Staff 

Madie Murray, Staff

Michele Wiley, Volunteer

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

  

Chamber Signature Box 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 252, 65 North Beach Road, Eastsound, WA 98245
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