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Board of Directors
Susan Gudgell, President
Mary Clure, Secretary
Mike Stolmeier
Charles Dalton
Colleen Armstrong
Mia Kartiganer
Shannon Borg
Lee Horswill
Audra Lawlor
Kim Morgan
Michell Marshall, Past Pres.
Ken Speck, Ex Officio

Staff 
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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Big BBQ Bash is coming Sunday, September 6!
Big BBQ Bash 2015

Come enjoy a real barbecue, end-of-summer event on the Village Green! Prepared by Ron & Mary at the Orcas Village Store. 12 noon - 3 pm.

-- Baby Back Ribs
-- Cole Slaw
-- Baked Beans 
-- Corn on the Cob
-- Watermelon
-- Vegetarian options, too!
All for only $15 for adults; $10 kids

Plus!
      • Berry Fruit Crisp & Ice Cream ($5)
      • Island Hoppin' Beer Garden

Live Music!

      • The Frequent Flyers
      • The Dustbunnies

Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce office now!  Limited tickets available the day of the BBQ.
Events This Week & Beyond

 
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: RICKI AND THE FLASH @ SEA VIEW THEATRE
(Friday & Saturday at 8 pm)
A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family. Rated PG-13.
The lounge opens @ 6:30 pm for beer, wine, concessions and conversation.

INFORMATION: 360-376-5724, 234 A St
 

Orcas School DEDICATION & RIBBON-CUTTING EVENT FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT
(Saturday, August 29 starting at 4 pm)
Come rain or shine, the community is invited to the "Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting" of the public school's new and redesigned buildings.  It will be held Saturday, August 29th.  Tours start at 4pm.  The "Dedication Ceremony/Ribbon Cutting" will be at 4:30.  A FREE barbecue will start at 5 pm.  Please come see our beautiful new school campus.  You made it happen!  And the Orcas Island School District is so thankful. If raining, ceremony/barbecue to be held in cafeteria.


FARMERS, FARMERS EVERYWHERE! FRESH! FRESH! FRESH! 
(Market hours are Saturdays 10-3 in the heart of Eastsound on the Village Green)
Summer is on and the farmers are bringing it to Market.  Be sure to check out our newest farmers as well as your old favorites.  

INFORMATION: Questions? orcasislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com or Jennifer 317-8342


BMX TUESDAY NIGHTS
(Tuesdays from 6:30 pm @ Camp Orkila)
Wildlife Cycles and Camp Orkila host BMX every Tuesday night at 6:30 PM now until the end of September (as long as the track is dry). This is open to all ages, but how to ride a bike is a must! It does require a parental release for participants under 18 years old.
Long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed toe shoes are required for all riders.
Helmets are provided and riders are expected to wear.
It's FUN and it's FREE!  Camp Orkila provides the track, bikes and helmets. Dan Christopherson of Wildlife Cycles is there to help coordinate riders. Join us as a rider or spectator! You will enjoy either way! (##)

INFORMATION:  If you have questions, contact Dan at (360) 376-4708 Wildlife Cycles
 
 
**This event postponed** 
READERS' THEATRE: BAD DATES @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Thursday, Friday, August 27, 28. Doors open at 6 pm)
Unfortunately, this event has been postponed until a later date. Our apologies.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


**This event postponed**
LIVE MUSIC: GRACE MCCUNE, KHADOMA COLOMBY, COREY WISCOMB
(Saturday, August 29. Doors open at 6 pm @ Random Howse)
Unfortunately, this event has been postponed until a later date. Our apologies.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111 
 

MILO MATTHEWS ASCENSION TOUR 2015 @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, August 29, 9 - 11 pm)
Random Howse has brought back Milo Mathews for Saturday, August 29th.  Milo is a one- man show, and he blew away the folks who saw him last Tuesday.  Milo's styles range from jazz to blues, rock, pop, funk, and even folk. 

INFORMATION:  360-376-1111 or 907-301-7976


HERITAGE HARVEST FEAST @ RED RABBIT FARM

(Saturday, August 29)
Join us for our second annual Heritage Harvest Feast at Red Rabbit Farm. Thanks to the Christina and Bruce Orchid for hosting this fantastic event that will highlight local harvests and heritage foods.  Space is limited, tickets are $100/per person and can be purchased from the museum. For more information or to purchase tickets call the museum offices at 360-376-4849 or email us at info@orcasmuseums.org. 


FINAL EVENT FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL MUSIC IN THE PARK

(Sunday, August 30, 5 -7 pm @ Village Green, Eastsound)
The last Music in the Park for the 2015 Season will be Asian American Story Theater:  Eth-Noh-Tec Storytelling. Eth-Noh-Tec is a kinetic storytelling company based in San Francisco that is at once precision choreography, lyrical word-weaving, graceful, playful and poetic.  Eth-Noh-Tec has reached millions of cross-generational and cross-cultural audience members.  Please, be on time or you will miss the beginning of the story.  Sponsored by The San Juan County Parks Department.
 
INFORMATION: 415-282-8705 or contact@ethnohtec.org or www.ethnohtec.org


MARTIN LUND'S ORCAS ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL* @ ORCAS CENTER
(Friday-Sunday, September 4-6 at 7:30pm)
Martin Lund's inaugural Orcas Island Jazz Festival will fill Labor Day weekend with three nights of superlative jazz performances. Friday night, we are excited to present Pearl Django, Seattle's Gypsy Jazz favorites. They will be joined by Gail Pettis, voted Best Jazz Vocalist in the Northwest by the Earshot Jazz Festival, as well as Martin himself, and the Orcas PlayBoys. Saturday and Sunday will be two different concerts featuring two great singers: Gail Pettis and Brazilian chanteuse and international singing star, Paula Santoro. Sharing the bill is the wonderful Jovino Santos Neto Trio (Jovino dos Santos - piano and flute, Jeff Busch - percussion, Chuck Deardorf - bass) bringing the best in Northwest Jazz. And Martin and the Orcas PlayBoys, of course!
Also, before the show on Saturday and Sunday, Jovino will be giving a half hour pre-concert talk about Brazilian jazz (6:45-7:15 pm included in the ticket price). Don't miss this amazing weekend of hot and cool music.
Jazz Pass $75, $40 students, $28 Adults, $5 students

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1 or visit orcascenter.org


HISTORIC L.H. WHEELER LIME KILN INTERPRETIVE WALK
(Saturday, September 5, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm @ the President Channel Preserve)
Join Orcas Preserve Steward Ruthie Dougherty and Historian Boyd Pratt on a field trip to the L.H. Wheeler lime kiln ruins on the President Channel Preserve. This will be an opportunity to learn about the natural and social history of this isolated site.  Meet at south Turtleback Mountain Preserve parking area (off Wild Rose Lane). Be sure to bring water and a snack and be prepared to walk 1.7 miles total on old logging roads with up and down terrain.
This event is presented by San Juan County Land Bank and is free to the public.  
Space is limited; please RSVP to Tanja Williamson at (360) 370-7655 or email tanjaw@rockisland.com.

INFORMATION: 360-370-7655 or email tanjaw@rockisland.com 


BIG BASH BBQ RETURNS!
(Sunday, September 6 from 12 pm - 3 pm on the Village Green)
Don't miss the summer barbecue finale ... as the Chamber of Commerce once again serves up an "end of summer" feast, with live music and great food.  Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for children.  Enjoy the very best barbecue that the Orcas Village Store folks have to offer, with berry tarts and ice cream also available!  And there will be an Island Hoppin' beer garden, as well!  Tickets on sale now at the Chamber of Commerce office (65 North Beach Rd - across from Ray's Pharmacy).

INFORMATION: Call the Chamber @ 360-376-2273


STEVE BRAUN MEMORIAL TRIATHLON
(Sunday, September 6, Registration 7:30 am - 8:30 am; 9:00 am Start @ Moran State Park)
The Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon is being sponsored by Friends of Moran.  All proceeds directly benefit Moran State Park projects such as the Summit Learning Center and educational outreach!  Location: Moran State Park Cascade Lake Day Use Area.  Swim: 1/2 mile swim in beautiful Cascade Lake; Bike: 15-mile bike ride along a scenic and very rural county chip sealed road; Run: 3.5 mile beautiful trail run around Cascade Lake

INFORMATION: Register online at www.friendsofmoran.com/sbmt


KALEIDOSCOPE'S 11TH ANNUAL GOURMET PICNIC & WINE/BEER TASTING
(Saturday, September 12 @ Maple Rock Farms)
Kaleidoscope will be hosting their 11th Annual Gourmet Picnic & Wine/Beer Tasting on September 12th, 2015 at Maple Rock Farms. The Island Grown, Island Raised dinner and auction will include a family-style meal paired with local Lopez Island Vineyards wines, brew from Island Hoppin' Brewery, and dessert. All of our courses include locally-sourced products and ingredients. Musical entertainment will be performed by Madi Jane West.  Dinner tickets are $50 per seat, with a progressive silent auction. Child care will be made available at no additional charge, just let us know!

INFORMATION:  For  information or to make reservations, call Amber or Vala @ 360-376-2484.


GEOLOGY OF THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS @ ORCAS WILD

(Monday, September 14, 2 - 4:00 pm @ Orcas WILD)
Donn Charnley, Professor Emeritus, will teach us about the geology of the San Juan Islands.  Admission is free.

INFORMATION: 360-376-3711


THURSDAY FILM SCREENING: RETURN OF THE RIVER
(Thursday, September 17 @ 6:30 pm at Orcas Center)
A special screening of Return of the River, an award-winning feature documentary about the historic Elwha Dam removal and river restoration. Film will be followed by a Q&A with Producer/Co-Director, Jessica Plumb. Sept. 17, 6:30PM. Orcas Center on Orcas Island.  RSVP is not required for the film. The screening is open to the public with a suggested donation at the door.
 
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Shop the Rock 
 

CROW VALLEY POTTERY END-OF-SEASON SALE
(Saturday & Sunday only, August 29 & 30 @ "The Cabin" only)
- 10 to 50% off shop-wide!
- Studio Clearance
- Sale Table
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4260 or www.crowvalley.com


CROW VALLEY POTTERY ANNUAL-PAINTING SALE
(Saturday, August 29 - the month of September @ the "In-Town" Shop)
- 10 / 15 / 20% off paintings and prints!
- Original works, oil, etchings, woodblocks, etc...

INFORMATION: 360-376-4260 or www.crowvalley.com


SOARING CRANE OFFERING ACUPUNCTURE

Getting burned out from over work or too many guests? Acupuncture is both relaxing and rejuvenating. It also works well for pain from repetitive stress and over use of joints and muscles. Gentle Japanese acupuncture is pain free. Soaring Crane Healing, Lori Wilson Licensed Acupuncturist. (##)

INFORMATION: Call or email for any questions or an appointment 298-0204 or 1healingcrane@gmail.com


COMPLIMENTARY HEALTH & LIFESTYLE CONSULTATIONS

Do you want to make positive changes to your health but need support figuring out what to do? Sign up for a free consultation with Stacy Romillah to look at ALL your diet and lifestyle patterns and make a solid plan for a radiantly healthy future! You benefit from her 25 years of private practice, a Masters degree in Acupuncture and years of additional training. (##)

INFORMATION:  Call 360-472-0488 or email Stacy@StacyRomillah.com


Restaurant News & Dining Deals


DOE BAY CAFE OPEN MIC TACO NIGHTS BENEFIT F2C 
(Thursday, August 27)
Doe Bay's traditional Pizza Open Mic Thursdays has turned to Tacos, Tostadas & Nachos Open Mic Thursdays, and the menu is awesome! Check it out - Doe Bay is donating $1 per entree (just like they did on Pizza nights) to the Farm to Cafeteria Program. Go early - the new menu is packing the place! (#)
 

EXPANDED MENU @RANDOM HOWSE

Random Howse continues to serve dinner Tuesday -Saturday from 6-9 pm.  Their menu, while small, gives you a range of choices from Thai to stir fry to beef loin and Texas meatballs; all entrees come with our Howse salad.  Random Howse has expanded their menu to include more appetizers for those of you who want to share or want something smaller to eat while you watch a show.

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


NEW HOURS FOR CAFE OLGA

Open 7am  - 3 pm daily (##)

INFORMATION: 360-376-5098


EXTENDED HOURS @ THE LOFT AT MADRONA
(Now open Thursdays!)
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday from 5 pm
Brunch: Sunday from 10 am -  2 pm (##)

INFORMATION:  360-376-7173


RED RABBIT FARM SUNDAY & THURSDAY DINNERS
Red Rabbit Farm Sunday dinners still ongoing until Sept 27.  Thursdays as well through August.  Same fine faire, $75.00, BYOB please reserve at redrabbitfarm@rockisland.com. (##)


SUMMER HOURS FOR DOE BAY CAFÉ 
Brunch: Friday - Wednesday 8 am - 2 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 5 - 9 pm & Friday - Saturday 5 - 10pm
Open Mic & Pizza Night: Thursday 5 - 10pm
Doe Bakery: Thursday 8am - 12pm (##)

INFORMATION:  360-376-8059 or see www.doebay.com


Continuing Restaurant Specials


CASCADE BAY GRILL AT ROSARIO
(Open Daily!)
The Cascade Bay Grill & Store at Rosario Resort Open Daily. Enjoy outdoor dining overlooking the Rosario Marina from Noon to 9 pm daily.  Seafood, smokehouse sausages and brats, burgers, and really, really great fries.  Also, pizzas are back! The store opens at 7 am daily.


SUMMER HOURS FOR CAFE OLGA
(Now open @ 6:30 am - 3 pm Daily)
Happy Hour Sunday - Wednesday  starting @ 4 pm - close.  Serving light bites and appetizers with beer and wine special.
  
INFORMATION:  360-376-5098
 
   
HAPPY HOUR AT THE MADRONA BAR & GRILL!
(Monday - Friday, 3 pm - 6 pm and ALL DAY SUNDAY!)
Discounted drinks and small plates.

INFORMATION:  360-376-7171


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

INFORMATION: 360-317-4848


OPEN MIC @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Wednesdays at approximately 7:30 pm)
We are open nightly for dinner Tues - Sat from 6-9 with Chef Martin Zuniga's great variety of items from Thailand to China, India to the US.

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

 
OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE DOE BAY CAFÉ  
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring Farm to Cafeteria Program for August)
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 5-10pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm.  Come out and support the Farm to Cafeteria Program! Each Thursday in August, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each plate sold to the Farm to Cafeteria Program! Great food, music and a fantastic cause!
INFORMATION:  call 360-376-8059 or see www.doebay.com


PUB NIGHT @ ORCAS HOTEL: GENE NERY & MARTIN LUND
(Fridays @ 6:30 pm)
Pub Night is officially back, featuring live music with Gene Nery and Martin Lund. Chef Stephanie has added some fantastic new dishes to the menu. No reservations required, seating is first come, first served. We hope to see you there!

INFORMATION: 360-376-4300


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

INFORMATION: 360-376-4848

 
LIVE MUSIC @ ROSARIO 
(Saturday 6-9 pm) 
Enjoy the incredible guitar playing and smooth vocals of Orcas Island's own Gene Nery. 

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222
 
 
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 360-376-1040 for reservations
 
 
Classes & Seminars 


YOGA @ DOE BAY
Doe Bay offers Yoga Classes almost every day of the week and hosts a number of Yoga Retreats throughout the year!  Please visit our online calendar for the dates and times that best fit your schedule.

INFORMATION: www.doebay.com. (##)

 

YIN, AWARENESS, MEDITATION & THE ART OF RELEASE
(Friday, August 28, 6 - 8 pm @ Orcas Mandala)
In this workshop we'll be intelligently directing our attention to find stillness and space in the mind and body. We'll do this by exploring stillness, movement, breath and posture as ways of creating a meditative state.

TRANSITIONS
(Saturday, August 29, 9:30 - 11:30am @ Orcas Mandala)
This workshop will change the way you practice. Stefan will give you the methods and techniques for moving between poses more intelligently and safely, a skills set you that you can take into any practice by any teacher. That means safer, better value practice for the rest of your time on the mat. Yoga with more benefits and less risks. Simple.

INFORMATION: www.orcasmandala.com or email mintaallred@mac.com


CLASS SERIES: AN INTRO TO ISLAM @ EMMANUEL PARISH HALL 
(Fridays, starting September 4 @ 12:00 noon)
Emmanuel Episcopal Parish invites you to a twelve-session introductory series on Islam. We will gather at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall on Main Street to watch a half-hour video presentation by Prof John Esposito, Ph.D. from Georgetown University followed by a group discussion for another half hour.
The purpose of this series is to help us understand this important world religion, it's impact on our world and appreciate its wisdom and the challenges it presents to us.
Free and open to the public.
Please sign-up at the Parish office.
Session Schedule:
    Session 1 Sept 4: Islam Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
    Session 2 Sept 11: The Five Pillars of Islam
    Sept 18 no meeting
    Session 3 Sept 25: Muhammad-Prophet and Statesman
    Session 4 Oct 2: God's Word-the Quranic Worldview
    Session 5 Oct 9: The Muslim Community-Faith and Politics
    Session 6 Oct 16: Paths to God-Islamic Law and Mysticism
    Session 7 Oct 23: Islamic Revivalism-Renewal and Reform
    Session 8 Oct 30: The Contemporary Resurgence of Islam
    Session 9 Nov 6: Islam at the Crossroads
    Session 10 Nov 13: Women and Change in Islam
    Nov 20 no meeting
    Session 11 Nov 27: Islam in the West
    Session 12 Dec 4: The Future of Islam

INFORMATION: Please, call the Parish office if you have any questions @ 360-376-2352.


WALTZ DANCE CLASS @ THE ODD FELLOWS HALL 
(Monday, September 7, 7-9 pm @ the Odd Fellows Hall)
The Odd Fellows Hall is offering Waltz as their community dance class.  Previously-taught steps will be reviewed, and new steps will be taught as well. Please, be on time.  Instruction will begin promptly at 7 pm, which will be followed by dancing at 8 pm.  Come out and enjoy yourself while learning or improving your ability to dance.  

INFORMATION: Call Bill @ 360-376-8857 or Jean at 360-376-6549

 
SILENCE & SONG ~ BECOMING A SINGING BOWL
(5-week Series with SUSAN OSBORN, Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, Mondays 7-10 pm)
In these 5 classes, we will explore the relationship between singing and the emotional body, prayer, communion, and meditation. We have found that singing can be an experience of liberation from the constant commentary of the mind. This is an experience of respectfully, compassionate listening moment to unanticipated moment, and learning to move when moved.
This class is available for anyone who has had a longing to sing, experienced or not. We prefer that you make a commitment to take the entire series of 5 classes. I look forward to another opportunity to gather with the Orcas community and share this exciting and life changing work.
Workshop Series: $150  To Register ~ orcasmandala.com or info@orcasmandala.com

Announcements


DEDICATION & RIBBON-CUTTING EVENT FOR OISD
(Saturday, August 29 starting at 4 pm)
The community is invited to the "Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting" of the public school's new and redesigned buildings.  It will be held Saturday, August 29th.  Tours start at 4pm.  The "Dedication Ceremony/Ribbon Cutting" will be at 4:30.  A FREE barbecue will start at 5 pm.  Please come see our beautiful new school campus.  You made it happen!  And the OISD is so thankful.


AUDITIONS: WHALE OF A SHOW @ ORCAS CENTER
(Friday, September 11, 3:30-5:30 pm & Saturday, September 12, 1:00-3:00 pm)
Auditions open to children and youth of all ages to share their performing arts talents including singing, dancing and musicianship. Skits and family acts are also welcome! Auditions held at Orcas Center, on Center Stage. Directed by Didier Gincig and crew, the performance of Whale of a Show for the public will be on Saturday, September 26, at 6:30 pm on Center Stage.  All ticket proceeds benefit Orcas Center's youth programs.

INFORMATION: Call or email Didier @ 360-376-6053 or didier@earthball.com


COUNTY BOARD & ADVISORY COMMITTEE VACANCIES
The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County's website. (##)

INFORMATION: Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council Office at: (360) 378-2898 Email:sueko@sanjuanco.com



HELP MOVE EDITH MACEFIELD'S "UP HOUSE" TO ORCAS!

The iconic Edith Macefield "Up House" in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle will be donated to OPAL Community Land Trust, if total donations reach $205,000 to cover the cost of moving and helping to renovate the house.
The house is famous because Edith Macefield refused a purported $1 million offer forcing the Ballard Blocks Office and Retail Center to build around her home.  This is a unique opportunity to create another permanently affordable home for Orcas Island, with support from people all over the world.
If you would like to help, please spread the word about this campaign and/or click on the link donate to the Kickstarter campaign by September 15.
Enjoy the video. Then take action. Every donation counts! (##)

 
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.  For the month of August, we are featuring Sadie Bailey.  She has a beautiful mix of acrylic paintings, Mosaic tile pieces, and quilts.  Please stop by to see the show! (##)

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.  For the month of August, we are featuring Sadie Bailey.  She has a beautiful mix of acrylic paintings, Mosaic tile pieces, and quilts.  Please stop by to see the show!


ART EXHIBITS @ ORCAS CENTER 
Madrona Room & Lobby Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm.   
    
THE GALLERY: A COOPERATIVE OF LOCAL PAINTERS 
THE GALLERY in Eastsound a cooperative of local artists, including the work of new member Brook Meinhardt  is now open for the season.
Location:  374 North Beach Rd, Eastsound.  Hours:  Wed - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm.
 
 
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:  360-376-4544

 
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm, Sundays 12 noon - 3 pm
Crow Valley School Museum: Friday & Saturday 12 noon - 3 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 @ 360-376-2152, ext. 300   
 
 
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Monday - Saturday 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 @ 360-376-2152, ext. 300 


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Public Meetings on Orcas Island
  • San Juan County's public meeting list is found here.

Wednesday, September 2 (5 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3. (Library). Meets first Wednesday of the month.     

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

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

Wednesday, September 9 (1:30 - 3:30 pm).  Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Community Center). Call 376-3199 for more info. Public is welcome. Regularly scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month.
  
 
Thursday, September 10 (4 pm - 6 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation 
District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month. 
 
Thursday, September 10 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.    
 

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce works daily to support our community's businesses and organizations.  Please support Chamber of Commerce members when making your buying decisions.  The value of a dollar spent locally cannot be overstated.  Think Local - Buy Local - Orcas First!

The Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful island!  

 

Lance Evans, Executive Director

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce


 

Lisa Boyd, Staff

Celia Farr-Smith, Staff 

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 


 

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