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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
Jacob Linnes 
Mike Stolmeier


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Lance Evans
Executive Director

Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Madie Murray, 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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New Orcas Island Dining Guide  (Download Here) rev 5/12
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Important Change in Ferry Schedule to Orcas Island pointer
Beginning today, the 1:55 pm direct sailing from Anacortes to Orcas Island will operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through June 24.  Previously, this sailing only operated on Fridays and Sundays.  This change is reflected in the online reservation system and online schedules, but is not on the printed schedules.


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COMMUNITY PARADE ON JULY 1st!

Celebrating Island Creatures pic"Celebrating Island Creatures"
Which Orcas Island Creatures are your favorite?

Make plans to join us for the 4th of July activities, including the Community Parade on Saturday, July 1st and our Eastsound Fireworks Show on
Tuesday, July 4th. The parade begins at 12 noon.

Click here for a Parade application, or stop by the Chamber office to pick up a copy.


FIREWORKS IN EASTSOUND ON JULY 4th!

"A Plethora of Pyrotechnics"
East Sound will be aglow with Fabulous Fireworks.

We need your help... Please help support this event by making a tax-deductible charitable contribution to our Community Fireworks Fund at the Orcas Island Community Foundation. Donate online here, at the Chamber office, or in the donation jars around the island. 

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 360-376-2273 or email info@orcasislandchamber.com

Events This Week & Beyond  
 

MOVIE OF THE WEEK AT SEA VIEW THEATER -  POWER RANGERS
(Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm) 
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.  PG-13 Science fiction film/Action
 
INFORMATION: Call the Sea View Theatre at 360-376-5724, located at 234 A Street, Eastsound
 

ROCK OF ORCAS @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday - Saturday, May 18-20, 7:30 pm)
Rock of Orcas is a Concert celebrating the 4th Annual Benefit Performance for Orcas
Center. Get your bangles and bandannas on: The creative team of Grace McCune and Jake Perrine (who brought you Moulin Rouge and Across the Universe) will serve up Orcas Center's next musical fundraiser extravaganza: ROCK OF ORCAS. This show will dive headlong and pell-mell into grandiose 80's rock!  Come see a massive local cast including three choirs, three dance classes, and two live bands!  Proceeds to benefit Orcas Center. This not-to-be-missed performance will sell out!
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1 
 
 
FARMER'S MARKET IS OPEN!
(Saturdays on the Village Green, 10 am  - 3 pm)
Join us for the 2017 Farmers Market Season. The Farmers Market starts May 6th and continuing every Saturday, May-September, at The Village Green 10 am-3 pm. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the market, please contact Mandy Griffith, orcasislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com. 
  
 
FIREWISE INFORMATIONAL GATHERING  
(Friday, May 19, 5 - 7 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall)
Warmer and drier weather is just around the corner, so now is the time to concentrate on doing what you can to protect your home and belongings in case of wildfire. With that in mind, the San Juan Islands Conservation District will be hosting this event with 
representatives from the National Fire Protection Association, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and Orcas Fire & Rescue. 
 
INFORMATION: Robert Walters at 360-378-6621 Ext. 305 or email robert@sjicd.org


STEVE RESCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
(Saturday, May 20, 9 am @ Orcas Island Golf)
On March 26, 2016 Steve Resch lost his battle with cancer. 
In honor and in support of Steve's request, the first annual Steve Resch Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Orcas Island Golf Course.  We will have prizes, T-shirts, and much more. Beer/Wine and food will be available. 9 am registration, 
10 am (shotgun start), $100 green fees. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.

INFORMATION:  RSVP with Mike Germain at mikest@harborpacific.com


HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR WILL TELL HER LIFE STORY 
(Saturday, May 20, 12 pm @ Community Church)
Noémi Ban, 94-years old, a Hungarian-born American Jew and survivor of the Holocaust, will talk about her life. She is a Golden Apple Award-winning lecturer, public speaker, and teacher residing in Bellingham.  
 
INFORMATION: contact: Didier Gincig 360-298-0362


ORCAS ISLAND FOREST SCHOOL SPRING SOIREE  
(Saturday, May 20th 5 pm - 8 pm @ West Beach Farm)

Help us kick off our spring IndieGogo campaign with a lively, family-friendly party!  Featuring music by Mandy Troxel, Libby Valuzzi, Brother for Sale, and The Crow Valley String Band. Tickets: $25. Admission includes wood-fired pizza, salad and a drink. Children under 12, free.





ISLAND SINFONIA CONCERT
(Sunday, May 21, 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. Tickets: $10, Students Free   

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


SAILING TEAM HEADED TO NATIONALS - TWO WAYS TO HELP
(Saturday, May 20 @ Farmer's Market and Sunday, May 21, 3 pm - 6:30 pm @ OIYC Picnic Shelter)
The Orcas High School Sailing Team is headed to the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA)'s National Team-Racing Championship after winning the NWISA Team Race District Championships. They will be going to Norfolk, VA, May 26 - 28. Come show your support and help with travel costs at one of our upcoming events:
Saturday, May 20, 10-3 pm; Bake Sale at Farmer's Market
Sunday, May 21, 3-6 pmBBQ Send-off Bash. Burgers and dessert $15/plate.

INFORMATION: Donate here to support the sailing team.


CRUISE INTO HISTORY WITH ECLIPSE CHARTERS (Price reduced!)
(Sunday, May 21, 12 pm @ Orcas Ferry Landing)
This year's Cruise into History is "Sentinels of Orcas Island and Surrounding Waters" and focuses on main waterways, markers, navigation lights, hours, and light stations (small and large), and keeping the lights on! Fun stories from our local light keepers and family histories. 
These cruises sell out so don't wait to get your tickets: $99 + tax/person, includes lunch from Orcas Village Store and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Courtesy of Orcas Island Eclipse Charters & Whale Watch Tours, this a benefit for Orcas Island Historical Museums.
 
INFORMATION: click here for details and to make a reservation


SUMMER WINE & ART SERIES - SUPPORTING SALMONBERRY SCHOOL
(Thursday, May 25, 5 - 7 pm @ Windermere Real Estate)
We are spending the summer celebrating Orcas artists, enjoying wine, and supporting a variety of our local non-profit organizations. Join us for a wine tasting, featuring Kriselle Cellars, and admire the student art that will adorn our walls as part of the Eastsound Art Walk. Cost is $15 per person for the wine tasting with all proceeds going directly to Salmonberry School.
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-8000


Doe Bay Resort and Seattle Rock Orchestra  are partnering, once again, for our 3rd annual Seattle Rock Orchestra Memorial Day Live Music Weekend. There will be live music performances happening throughout the weekend, featuring Seattle Rock Orchestra's talented line-up of musicians. 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 2pm on Sunday. Live music in the Yoga Studio on both nights will be upbeat and dance-friendly. Plan to arrive Thursday or Friday. Monday is a holiday so plan a relaxed departure or stay on for this first week of summer.
 
INFORMATION: call our front desk to make reservations (360)376-2291; or reserve online


NEW DATE! A HERO OF OUR TIME: BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE CINEMA
(Friday, May 26, 6:30 pm @ Orcas Center) )                                                  
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him. The story based on the larger-­than-­life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet. Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office      
                                        
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1 or orcascenter.org
 

GAIL PETTIS ELLA ET AL. CELEBRATING THE GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ
(Saturday, May 27, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center) 
Gail Pettis is a two time winner of Earshot Jazz Golden Ear "Northwest's Vocalist of the Year" award.
Gail has chosen the fitting occasion of the 100th birthday celebration of the First Lady of Jazz herself, Ella Fitzgerald. The term et al. comes from an abbreviation for the Latin phrase et alia, which means "and others."  Pettis chose this term to illustrate her belief that "I never sing alone - I stand on the shoulders of all the greats who have come before me.  The show includes music by Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and other greats. Gail will also feature some contemporary artists she considers to be personal heroes and role models. Joining Gail is the Darin Clendenin Trio and special guest, the Islands' own jazz great, Martin Lund.  Ticket are $20 adults / $18 students and available Monday May 8th at Darvill's Bookstore and available now online at: gailpettis.brownpapertickets.com.  Presented by Orcas Open Arts.

INFORMATION: Donna Laslo 360-378-7527


WOMEN'S SPRING LUNCHEON 
(Saturday, May 27, 11:30 am @ Orcas Senior Center)
All island women are invited to come hear adventurous long-distance hiker and new Orcas Islander Judy Stockwell speak at the annual Women's Spring Luncheon hosted by Orcas Island Community Church. Stockwell will share her experience of walking the 500-mile pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago in Spain, in 2014. The theme this year is "Stepping Out in Faith." The lunch will cost $20. 
 
INFORMATION: For reservations, call the church office at 376-6422


ARTSMITH SALON SERIES READING @ DARVILL'S
(Thursday, June 1, 6:00 pm at Darvill's Bookstore)
Hear two acclaimed Northwest poets, Laura LeHew and Jennifer Bullis, read at the last reading of the 2016/2017 Artsmith Salon Series season. The reading will be followed by a Q&A with the authors and a reception with light hors d'oeuvres.


 
OIEF FUNDRAISER FOR ORCAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
(Saturday, June 3, 5:30 pm @ Four Winds Camp)
The Orcas Island Education Foundation's annual fundraiser "Food for Thought" is themed  "The Wind in Our Sails."  You, the community -- our donors, are that wind.  Without your gift, we cannot provide the funding needed for programming at our public schools.  Salmon, ribs and a vegetarian option (with lots of side dishes) will be prepared by the Orcas Village Store.  The silent and live auction will include fun and unique offerings.  There will be a few surprises and we promise you will have a great time!  Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at oief.org or at the Chamber of Commerce.  
 
INFORMATION: oief.org


EASTSOUND ART WALK IN JUNE
(Saturday, June 3, 11 am - 2 pm @ Locations throughout Eastsound)
Join galleries and businesses throughout Eastsound as we celebrate our local arts scene! Why go off island when you can find beautiful, functional, and handmade gifts right here and support our local economy? Take the afternoon to stroll and enjoy art, music, wine and snacks at various stops along the way. There will be special offers on gifts for the seasons as well upcoming holidays, and the festive community atmosphere which exemplifies Orcas Island at its best. The event is sponsored by the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce. Maps will be available at all host businesses displaying the Art Walk poster (artwork by Grace Grantham).

INFORMATION: call 360-376-2273. Maps can be found online at orcasislandchamber.com/ArtwalkMap


Announcements  

FILM FESTIVAL OPEN CALL TO SUBMIT SHORT FILM PROJECTS
The Orcas Island Film Festival will award grants of $5,000 to three filmmakers to explore the San Juan Islands and use it as a canvas to create short films that inspire, inform and entertain. Submissions are being accepted from May 12th to June 2nd at midnightThese three grant winning films will be featured at the 2017 Orcas Island Film Festival where the audience will choose a first prize winner who will be awarded a festival trophy and will have the honor of being featured in the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival in 2018.



THE SAILING TEAM IS HEADED TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

The Orcas High School Sailing Team is headed to the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA)'s National Team-Racing Championship after winning the NWISA Team Race District Championships over the weekend. Each team member has been asked to be responsible for a certain amount of fundraising to cover travel costs. We are asking for donations, preferably $50-$100 although anything helps! If you are able to make a donation, checks can be made out to "Sail Orcas" and mailed to P.O. Box 995 Eastsound, Wa 98245. 


CALLING ALL PARTNERS IN PHILANTHROPY: GIVE ORCAS MAY 1-19
(Awards Ceremony: Thursday, May 25, 3 - 5 pm @ Orcas Center)
www.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. Now the Foundation is seeking Partners in Philanthropy to help fund these valuable programs. Contributions of any size are welcome and donors may remain anonymous if so desired. Our goal is to have 500 Islanders "Give Orcas" this year -up from 260 in 2016.
You are invited to the Awards Celebration on May 25th from 3-5 pm at the Orcas Center. It is a great event honoring the work of so many who help make Orcas a vital community and we hope to see you there!
 
INFORMATION: 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 Partners.
 
 
EDC TRADES TRAINING INITIATIVE - VISIT GiveOrcas
The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce that the Trades Education Initiative is participating in the GiveOrcas campaign. Islanders can help bring trades training and family-wage jobs to young adults by donating between May 1st and May 19th.   This campaign will fund a Construction Technology training program to begin in September 2017.  Donate directly to the Trades Education Initiative here: http://bit.ly/2qpdwm2 Every dollar counts!


FUNHOUSE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE
During the month of May, there is an exciting opportunitie for you to support Orcas Island kids! Create positive change for Funhouse youth by participating in the Orcas Island Community Foundation's Grant Catalog, now open through May 19.
Your donation will provide Orcas Island youth with high-quality afterschool, teen, mentoring, and expanded learning programs that promote life and academic success for kids.
 
INFORMATION: call 360-376-7177 or donate at www.giveorcas.org
 

THE 2017 OC SUMMER THEATRE CAMP PRE-REGISTRATION
This year, camp will be open to 15 students ages 8 to 13. The activities of the camp will be based on African rhythms, songs, dances and student constructed musical, percussion instruments made out of junk.
There will be a short performance at the end of camp on Center Stage on June. 30. Featured this year will be a 2 hour master class at 6:30 on June 29 on junk instruments given by Canadian musician and junk orchestra conductor, Paul Snider. http://www.paulsnidermusic.com/
When: June 26 to June 30
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
How much: $250 per child

Email sparks@orcascenter.org to pre-register (get your child on the list).  


ORCAS CENTER INTERNSHIP
Over the course of this internship, the Marketing/Advertising Intern will learn how various marketing channels including, print and electronic advertising, direct mail, website and social media can expand the audience of an arts organization. By working with the Marketing lead, the intern will be able to identify the marketing, advertising and promotional needs of Orcas Center and assist in the creation and implementation of various marketing campaigns to be launched during the summer. This is a great opportunity for a take-charge student to develop their marketing and advertising skills to execute a campaign from start to finish. This is an unpaid position and will satisfy WA State school credit requirement.
 
INFORMATION: please submit your resume to Brian Kemp, bkemp@orcascenter.orgwith "Arts Intern" in the subject line.
 

ORCAS ISLAND ROTARY MEETINGS
(Friday, May 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. @ Fire Station) 
Speaker:  Jackie Hamilton, owner of Island Air Ambulance
Island Air Ambulance has a pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic or EMT ready to respond 24/7.  Join us to learn about this important island service. Tour their medically-configured 2014 Cessna Caravan after the meeting!
Regular meeting May 19.  Visiting Rotarians and guests invited.

INFORMATION: Jeanne at 251-716-9598
  

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

 
CHOCOLATE POPCORN AT CLEVER COW!
(Thursday thru Monday, 12- 8 pm)
You'll never settle for regular popcorn again! Popped right in our store, extraordinarily HUGE kernels of freshly popped corn smothered in dark chocolate glaze. It doesn't get any better than this! (5.18/5.25)



THE KITCHEN: THIS WEEK'S MENU
The Kitchen is making Spanakopita, a Greek classic, with flakey layers of buttery filo dough, filled with sautéed kale, scallions, parsley, garlic and mint, enriched with a three cheese custard. Served with Tatziki sauce,(an herb & yogurt based sauce). Served with a Best of the season vegetable and mixed greens salad, tossed with sesame vinaigrette, garnished with olives and parmesan pita crouton. $16 Pair with Iced mint tea $2.
Hours: Mon-Wed 11-5 pm and Thurs-Fri 11-7 pm.

INFORMATION: 376-6958
 

ORCAS HOTEL: PRIME RIB NIGHT  
Octavia's Bistro serves Prime Rib each Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.  
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4300.  
 
  
 
THE LOFT AT MADRONA IS OPEN!
The Loft at Madrona The Loft opens for the season Friday, May 12th! Please join us as we reopen for the summer season. We will be open for dinner Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 5pm, open for lunch Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. Don't forget to make you Mother's Day reservations! Lunch on the deck will fill up fast! 

INFORMATION: call 360-376-7171 


CASCADE BAY AND GRILL OPENS MAY 19
Located adjacent to the Marina, Rosario's outdoor dining venue is always a popular spot for boaters.The adjacent Cascade Bay Store offers espresso drinks, to-go breakfast items, groceries, ice, apparel, gifts and basic supplies.  Remember: Everyone over the age 21 is an honorary Rosario Yacht Club Member at the Cascade Bay Grill!
May 19-June 11:            Open for lunch and dinner Friday-Sunday 11am-9pm
June 12-June 29            Open Daily for lunch and dinner: 11am-9pm
June 30-Sept. 10:          Open Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner: 7am-9pm
 
 
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.
 

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm; Random Howse 
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Serving Thai food, Wednesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. 
Piano available for you pianists!
 
 
 
 
 
Thursdays, 7:30 pm @ Doe Bay Cafe
(Sponsoring Camp Orkila in May)
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 5-10 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 Carolyn Cruso.
 

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

LIVE MUSIC WITH RON MYERS: DEER HARBOR INN
(Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 5 pm @ Deer Harbor Restaurant)
The Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant is open Thursday through Monday at 5 pm. We have live music with Ron Myers at the piano on Friday through Monday.  We have a Fried Chicken special on Sunday nights. For information about catering send an email to carp@rockisland.com.
 
INFORMATION: call  360-376-1040


ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Saturdays, 4:00 pm @ 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. Complimentary and open to the public.     
 
 
THURSDAYS: MARTINIS & MARTIN  
(Thursdays at 6:00 pm) 
Every Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Moran Lounge 
Join us on Thursdays for an evening of hand-crafted cocktails and live music with island favorite Martin Lund.


ROSARIO SATURDAYS: MUSIC IN THE MORAN LOUNGE  
(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.


Shop the Rock

 
COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE  
(Sundays, 1 - 5 pm @ Orcas Mandala Studio) 
 Danielle Dyer of Heal~Flow Acupuncture gives treatments based in Japanese constitutional acupuncture, which seeks to treat our root imbalances through fewer needles and gentle techniques.
Danielle Dyer's style as a practitioner is rooted in touch. She incorporates forms of touch healing such as Reiki and bodywork in the community clinic. 
Treatments will be sliding scale $20-50. No appointment necessary. (5.11/5.18)
 
INFORMATION: www.orcasmandala.com (360) 298-0218


OMARI BEAUTY BAR: THE BRIGHTENING FLOWER FACIAL
(Special is offered through May 31)
This Spring, awaken your skin with the lightening and brightening power of flowers. Plant and botanical enzymes aid in reducing hyperpigmentation and discoloration on a cellular level. Nutrient-rich antioxidants leave the skin with a firmer, more refined, radiant complexion.
Say goodbye to dullness and uneven skin tone and hello to a luminous new you!  Includes a mild brightening and refining peel, as well as an exfoliating lip treatment.

INFORMATION: 360-378-7638 or www.OmariBeautyBar.com


MONKEY PUZZLE CELEBRATES SPRING
Monkey Puzzle wishes all of you a long awaited Happy Spring.  We look forward to seeing you and showing you our collection of glass cutting boards designed by SB, new melamine plates, whimsical clocks, picture frames, lamps, diffusers by Fleur and other exciting gift items. We are now carrying  a line of linen- one size fits all ponchos and a collection of one size fits all boucle jackets. Mention 7 and receive your discount! (5.11/5.18)

INFORMATION: Sallie Bell Designs at monkey@rockisland.com
 
 

Classes, Seminars & Workshops
 

EDC: SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR SMALL BUSINESS
(Wednesday, May 15, 1 - 2:30 pm @ San Juan Island Library)
All business owners need to devote time and energy to developing a succession plan for their business. With a succession plan, business owners can identify a person or entity who can continue the business if tragedy strikes or when they decide to retire or sell.  This workshop is free. Advance registration is required.
 
INFORMATION:  call 360-378-2906 or email jeanne@sanjuansedc.org
MEDITATION CLASSES
(Starts Monday, May 15, 9 am @ Senior Center)
MEDITATION: It's not what you THINK! Meditation for beginners group will meet weekly for 6 weeks. We encourage students to sign up for the series. There will be no class on the 29th (Memorial Day). Class size is limited to 10, suggested donation is $5.00/session for members and $10.00/ session for non-members. No students will be turned away for lack of funds.
Learn how to meditate with: mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques and guided imagery. Led by Carol Owens, CRNA, AIH. 
 
INFORMATION:  call 360-376-7929
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: MUSICIAN-IN-RESIDENCE
(Wednesday - Friday, May 15-19 @ Orcas Island High School)
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival brings Carnegie Mellon University music professor Monique Mead to Orcas to work with string players of all ages in the public school music program and at an Advanced Master Class for community members.
The week of intensive instruction culminates in the school music program's Spring Concert, "Waltzing Through the Ages," on May 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the High School gym.
Community musicians are invited to work with Monique Mead at an Advanced Strings Masterclass on Tuesday, May 16th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the high school band room.
NUTRITIONAL (SUGAR DETOX) WORKSHOP
(Wednesdays: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 5:30-7pm @ The Healing Arts Center)
Join now the 5 week nutritional workshop-space is limited to 10!!!There is a 3 week sugar detox built right in. The workshop meets for 5 weeks. Cost: $158- includes weekly workshop material, a cookbook, and more. BENEFITS: Weight Loss, Increased Energy, Better and more restful sleep, Boosted immune system, Mental clarity and improved mood, Decreased anxiety. YOU'LL LEARN: Week 1: How to prepare for your REAL FOOD sugar detox, Week 2: Your digestive check-in, Week 3: What sugar really does in your body, Week 4: The truth about FATS, Week 5: How to move forward and celebrate your success! The program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings.
 
INFORMATION: Contact: Stephanie Brening -Nutritional Therapist Practitioner 


THE BOTANICAL KITCHEN SERIES AT ORCASONG FARM
(Saturdays, starting May 20, 10-4 pm @ Orcasong Farm)
Join us at Orcasong Farm for The Botanical Kitchen Workshop series! Engage in a journey through the seasons and the senses, explore healing plants and culinary medicines. Each unique session will feature healing plants, botanical and ecological insights, harvesting practices, medicine making essentials, folk remedies, hands on kitchen creation and much more! Led by Taryn Michele
Register for one or all four workshops: May 20, July 22,  August 19, October 14.


TECH MADE SIMPLE - CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET
(Tuesday, May 23,10 to 12 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
This class will provide a very brief history of the internet, demystify some of the terminology, and provide insights into connecting to the internet.  We will discuss the differences between LTE, DSL and Fiber connections.   WiFi, Bluetooth and hot spots networks and more will be covered in this fun class.  Offered for free and everyone is welcome.

INFORMATION: call 360-378-5884 or visit rockisland.com


FACEBOOK MARKETING WORKSHOP 
(Wednesday, May 24, 9:15 - 10:15 am @ Russell's Landing)
Social media is revolutionizing the way we use the internet, and its low- or no-cost tools can be used by small businesses to achieve remarkable results. The course will start out with a basic overview of Facebook pages for business, and will cover setting up a Facebook page, optimizing your message for your target audience, creating a business ad, and tracking the results. Date:  Wednesday, May 24, from 9:15-10:15am.  Cost: Free.  Class size is limited, advance registration is required.
INFORMATION: and to register:  360-378-2906 or jeanne@sanjuansedc.org


TECH MADE SIMPLE- USING THE INTERNET
(Tuesday, May 30, 10 to 12 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
This class will provide an understanding of how the internet works, how to make the best use of it, and how to be as safe as possible while using it.  All sorts of wizardry will be covered including terminology, websites, URLs, online you name it- shopping, finance, news.  All those passwords!  In other words- detangling the WEB!  Offered for free and everyone is welcome.  Presented by RockTech Trainers, these interactive classes are fun and informative.

INFORMATION: call 360-378-5884 or visit rockisland.com


HEALTH FOR WOMEN WORKSHOP
(Friday, June 2, 6 - 9 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Restore Your Core: Pelvic Floor Health for Women with Suzi Zobrist. In this experiential self-care workshop, we'll go beyond "kegels" and learn how to access the subtle muscles of the pelvic floor. Understand how your body's alignment and muscle tightness and weakness can impact pelvic floor function and health. Restore your core to health through this informative Workshop, deepen your awareness and experience how to relax, tone and strengthen this region to maintain a stable and supple pelvic floor. This practical workshop is for women at all stages of life. Please wear comfortable clothes for movement practice.  Workshop $40


Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 

ORCAS ISLAND PIONEER MUSEUM "ORCAS VOICES" EXHIBIT
(May 20 - September 30)
Orcas Voices uses the recorded stories and photographs of local residents to preserve the history and culture of Orcas Island. More than a hundred interviews
have been recorded,
transcribed, digitized and shared with families, residents, and
visitors. Presenting Orcas Voices strives to inspire further exploration of
the museum's collection and the stories that make up Orcas history.
The Pioneer Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm or by appointment. Admission is by donation, there is a craft table for children to enjoy, and a great selection of Gift Shop items. 181 North Beach Road, Eastsound

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4849 or visit www.orcasmuseums.org
 
 
ARTIST OF THE MONTH at WASHINGTON FEDERAL
The artist of the month at Washington Federal is Spirit Eagle, come and enjoy her art Mon - Fri from 9am -5pm throughout the month of May. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Orcas Animal Protection Society in appreciation of their loving hearts, kindness, and care of their charges. Spirit Eagle works with oils, acrylics, fiber, and materials from nature She is a painter, sculptor, maker of masks, and a wood carver. Her masks may be seen at the Lambiel Museum on Orcas Island. 
 

THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS 
We welcome three fabulous new artists: Tim Clark, textiles; Michelle Hamon, ceramics; and Reanna McNeil, cast glass. Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
 
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 9:00 am - 9:00 pm daily.  The tour is free.  
 
INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152, ext. 300


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


ART EXHIBITS @ ORCAS CENTER
May Art Exhibit: Student Art Show.  The student art exhibit will fill the lobby and Madrona Room during the month of May.  Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
 
 
Public Meetings on Orcas Island

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



Tuesday, June 13 (3:30 pm). The Friends of the Orcas Island Library Board meeting. Meets every second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm. For more information, please, visit our website

Wednesday, June 14  (8:30 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 14 (1:30 - 3:30 pm).  Deer Harbor 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

Barb Buman, Volunteer

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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