Board of Directors
Michell Marshall, President
Susan Gudgell, Vice President
Mary Noesen, Treasurer
Mary Clure, Secretary
Ken Speck, Ex Officio
Heather Johnson, staff
Michele Wiley, volunteer
Barb Buman, volunteer
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273
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BLOOMING MIND MEDIA
(Owner: Darin Leong)
At Blooming Mind Media we provide affordable website design to fit the needs of any size business. We take time to work with our clients in order to provide the look and feel our clients are looking for. Our websites are clean, free of clutter, easy to navigate and optimized for search engines so your customers can find you easily.
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ORCAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
(Tom Roosma, Principal)
Orcas Christian School is a private Seventh-day Adventist K-12 school on Orcas Island. Established in 1998, the goal of OCS is to change the world of individual students by providing excellent academics, opportunities to serve others and a friendship with God in an emotionally, physically and spiritually safe environment.
Address: 107 Enchanted Forest Road, Eastsound, WA 98245
SUSAN SLAPIN STUDIO
(Owner: Susan Slapin)
Fine Artist .......printmaking, painting, and photography. Susan studied intuitive color as a toddler and grew up visiting her grandfather's Connecticut Printing Company. She studied at the Academy of Pictures, Arts & Sciences, archiving the old black and white film photographs as well as the San Francisco Art Institute~Marylhurst University, receiving a Bachelors in Art. Susan's offerings:
PHOTOGRAPHY: Portraits, Weddings, Landscapes, Vignettes, Etc.
TEACHING/ART FACILITATOR: Lessons, Workshops, Creativity Coaching.
Phone (2): 360-298-2868 cell
Events This Week On Orcas Island
NATIONAL THEATER LIVE ON SCREEN: THIS HOUSE
(Thursday May 23, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
This House is a new play by James Graham. It's 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain's political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes. It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.
James Graham's biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments. Tickets: $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 ex 1
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE
(Friday May 25, 4 pm)
Be our guest at our annual Open House and Volunteer Appreciation event.
Please stop by for refreshments, a wander about the log cabins and a preview of our new exhibition "Every Picture Tells a Story," the photography of James T. Geoghegan.
ARTSMITH SALON SERIES: BOOK READING
(Friday May 24, 5 - 6 pm @ Darvill's)
Please join us to welcome Pepper Schwartz who will read from and discuss her new book The Normal Bar. Based on data obtained from nearly 100,000 respondents, here is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to learn the relationship-tested ways couples can achieve satisfaction and contentment in areas such as communication, sex, affection, and financial cooperation. Much more than a peek behind the relationship curtain, "The Normal Bar "offers readers an array of prescriptive tools that will help them establish a "new normal." Mindful of what keeps couples stuck in ruts, the book's authors suggest practical and life-changing ways to break cycles of disappointment and frustration.
LIVE MUSIC: THE DUKE EVERS BAND @ ISLAND HOPPIN' BREWERY
(Friday May 24, 7:30 pm)
This Seattle Indie/Rock trio play barn burning rock-n-roll with blues flavored pop melodies. thedukeeversband.com
'OBLIVION' @ SEAVIEW THEATER
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday @ 8 pm)
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. PG-13
LIVE MUSIC: MEMORIAL DAY MUSIC WEEKEND @ DOE BAY!
(Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Join us for 3 nights of music this Holiday weekend with Elk & Boar and Lotte Kestner with Kevin Long! We'll have warm, intimate shows in the Cafe Friday and Sunday nights with a louder, slightly more rambunctious show in the Yoga Studio Saturday night!
Friday, 7:30 pm: Elk & Boar in the Cafe
Saturday, 8:30 pm: Elk & Boar and Lotte Kestner with Kevin Long in the Yoga Studio
Sunday 7:30 pm: Lotte Kestner with Kevin Long in the Cafe
INFORMATION: For dinner reservations for Friday's show, please call 376-8059
ORCAS ISLAND'S FARMERS MARKET: GUIDED INDIAN ISLAND WALKS
(Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm @ Village Green)
Join Russel Barsh and his team from KWIAHT under the Market Canopy for the first low tide guided walk of the season out to Indian Island. This is a special and delicate time of year for the island when our native seabirds are nesting, herring are here and wildflowers are in full bloom. Guided tours will be on going throughout the day.
KALEIDOSCOPE'S 23RD ANNUAL PET PARADE
(Saturday May 25, 10 am - Registration/Judging, 11 am - Parade)
Kaleidoscope is at it again, preparing for the island's furry friends parade, starting location is school road at 10 am for judging. As usual, the parade will start at 11 am and end at the Eastsound Village Grounds in the heart of downtown where all participants receive a trophy or ribbon. "BIG thanks to our island businesses that are sponsoring 18 exciting categories for this year's pet parade," say organizers. Also available at the end location will be kid friendly food (donated by the Lower Tavern).
INFORMATION: call Kaleidoscope at 360-376-2484
18TH ANNUAL 'BITE OF ORCAS' TO BENEFIT WOLF HOLLOW
(Saturday May 25, 11 am - 3 pm @ Village Green)
The Bite offers a delicious menu of foods like seafood chowder, cupcakes, sushi rolls, steak fajitas, steamed clams, chicken chipotle salad and Chicago-style hot dogs.
The wide sampling of flavorful and eclectic cuisine comes at a price that is hard to beat. Tickets are sold in $1 units and can be used at any of the participating restaurants underneath the big white tent on the Village Green. A variety of local food purveyors are contributing delicacies (and donating 33 percent of their profits) to the Bite of Orcas.
Proceeds from the event go to Wolf Hollow, a nonprofit organization that not only rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, but also provides public education and conducts non-invasive research. It is located on San Juan Island, but has served all of San Juan and Skagit County for the past 30 years. The 40-acre property hosts 40 animal enclosures, including an eagle flight enclosure, seal pools, a deer enclosure and a songbird aviary.
EDUCATION FOUNDATION'S 'FOOD FOR THOUGHT' EVENT
(Saturday May 25, 6-9 pm @ Four Winds Camp, Deer Harbor)
The Orcas Island Education Foundation invites you to this year's "Food For Thought" event. This year's theme is "A Woodland Feast." There will be an auction of great art from our students and lots of delicious food. (Yes, there will be brisket again!) To order your ticket ($40 + $2 handling) online go to: Education Foundation. You can also buy a ticket at the Elementary school or the Chamber of Commerce.
INFORMATION: Contact Janet Brownell at email@example.com If you want to support our public schools -- this is a great way to do it!
LIVE MUSIC: JP & THE OK RHYTHM BOYS @ ORCAS HOTEL/OCTAVIA'S
(Saturday, May 25; 6 pm - 8 pm)
Join us this Saturday for dinner at Octavia's Bistro and live music by JP and The OK Rhythm Boys!
Reservations strongly suggested. Call 360-376-4300.
LIVE MUSIC: JP & THE OK RHYTHM BOYS @ DEER HARBOR INN
(Sunday, May 26)
Two nights in a row!!! JP and the OK Rhythm Boys features the fine fiddling of JP Wittman, backed up by Gordon Koenig and Anita Orne on guitar and bass (and sometimes a few other things,like musical saw, banjo, ukulele, etc. And they all sing, too, sometimes)
INFORMATION: For dinner reservations call 360-376-1040
ARTSMITH SALON SERIES: BOOK SIGNING
(Wednesday, May 29 @ 7 pm @ Darvill's) Deborah Rambo Sinn, a pianist appearing this week with Monique Mead for Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival's Musician in Residence programs, joins us for a book signing. Sinn's first book, Playing Beyond the Notes: A Pianist's Guide to Musical Interpretation, was released by Oxford University Press in March. As a whole, the book helps pianists understand concrete ways to apply interpretive concepts to their own playing and gives teachers practical ways to teach interpretation to their students. The book is illustrated with over 200 repertoire excerpts and supplemented by a companion website with over 100 audio recordings, which Deborah recorded. Its market includes independent music instructors, performing pianists, and universities (as a textbook).
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
THIS WEEK AT THE KITCHEN.......
(Thursday & Friday)
This week we are featuring an amazing spring 'Kamut' and portobella salad! Starts with a bed of Maple Rock Farms greens, local and regional vegetables and Kamut (a cooked wheat grain from the middle east). On top of that a toasted walnut-stuffed portobella mushroom--finished with an incredible dressing of preserved lemon, rosemary and balsamic. Just-- $13. Or skip the shroom and add Kitchen protein: Tofu-- 12. Tempeh or chicken-- 13.5. Beef or pork-- 14.5 Salmon or prawns-- 16. You'll be like a SUPER HERO after eating one of these salads...
ALLIUM CELEBRATES IT'S 3RD YEAR!
(Specials at Lily, too)
It's Allium third birthday this weekend! Join us for special prices on bubbly drinks, and get a coupon for a free second scoop of ice cream in Lily this weekend!
Have you been up to see our new bar makeover? Comfy, cozy, with great Happy Hour specials!
If you're going to the Bite of Orcas, please check out the Allium/Lily table for sushi and mini Hawaiian plate lunches! Yes, that means Spam musubi and potato mac salad. Plus, we'll be handing out special certificates for Lily. When you bring that certificate in to Lily and purchase ice cream, we'll make a donation to the Wolf Hollow Foundation.
Allium will be open Wednesdays through MONDAYS from Memorial Day from 5 pm.
INFORMATION: For reservations 360-376-4904
CASCADE BAY GRILL & STORE @ ROSARIO IS NOW OPEN
Store Hours: Friday - Sunday: 8 am - 8 pm, Monday: 8 am - 4 pm
GROCERY - GRAB & GO DELI - CLOTHING - GIFTS - TOYS - CANDY - BOOKS - ICE - FISHING TACKLE - CRAB BAIT
Grill Hours: Friday - Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm, Monday: 8 am - 4 pm
ESPRESSO - PIZZA - SANDWICHES - BURGERS - SALADS - OYSTERS - MILKSHAKES - BEER - WINE - COCKTAILS (#)
NEW HOURS @ DOE BAY CAFE
Starting Friday, May 24,The Doe Bay Cafe is now open all weekend long!
Thursday, Open Mic/Pizza Night, 5 - 9 pm;
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Brunch from 8 am - 2 pm; Dinner from 5 - 9 pm.
PUB NIGHT IS BACK! @ ORCAS HOTEL: GENE NERY & MARTIN LUND
(Fridays @ 6 pm)
Beginning this week Pub Night is officially back, featuring live music with Gene Nery and Martin Lund. Chef Ryan has added some fantastic new dishes to the menu, including a living baby lettuce salad with greens from Morning Star Farms. No reservations, seating is first come, first served. We hope to see you there! (##)
NEW EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST SPECIAL @ THE NEW LEAF CAFE
$7 Breakfast Specials Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am - 10 am (offer available for a limited time and excluding holidays.)
Regular Hours: Breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 8 am - 1 pm
Dinner Thursday - Monday 5:30 pm - 9 pm.
Happy Hour Thursday, Friday & Monday 5 - 6 pm in the lounge
New Leaf $5 Cocktail Time starting at 8 in the Lounge
Stop by and see the beautiful ladies (and Nick) in the New Leaf Lounge from 8 pm until close for $5 well cocktails and appetizer specials. (##)
A FANTASTIC WINE MAKER IS COMING TO INN AT SHIP BAY
(Thursday, June 6 @ 6 pm)
$85 per person- Our final Spring 2013 Wine Dinner will be with Adam Campbell,the "2nd generation" Wine Maker of Elk Cove Winery. Share wine stories and wit, with a multi-course dinner. Wines are now being selected and menus are being developed.
Seats are limited.
Continuing Restaurant Specials
OPEN MIC & PIZZA THURSDAYS AT DOE BAY
(Every Thursday @ 7:30 pm)
Join island visitors and residents to share music, spoken word, and other performances on the night when we come together in that ancient ritual of community and communion: good pizza! May is Orcas Island Historical Museum month at the Doe Bay Cafe! The Historical Museum will receive $1 for every pizza sold at Doe Bay's Thursday pizza and open mic night for an entire month. The Café is open from 5 pm - 9 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm.
INFORMATION: Call 376-8059 or see www.doebay.com
LIVE MUSIC @ THE DEER HARBOR INN RESTAURANT
(Fridays & Saturdays)
Come hear the sounds of Flamenco Guitar with Farhad Hanjan on Fridays and enjoy Live Piano with Ron Meyers every Saturday night for dinner and Fried Chicken Dinners on Sundays. Open for dinner daily from 5 - 9 pm.
INFORMATION: Call 376-1040 for reservations
Classes & Seminars
NEW TO YOGA? WANT TO BEGIN A PRACTICE?
Beginner Level Classes at Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio
Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30am
Mondays 5:30 - 7:00pm
Fridays 9:00 - 10:30am
New Student Special for Islanders $20 for 3 classes. (#)
INFORMATION: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-298-0218
NEW YOGA CLASSES AT DOE BAY!
Join us this month to explore essential yoga principles that help free the body and mind from habitual patterns and tension. Leave feeling more balanced and relaxed!
"Creaky Yoga" classes will be held Thursday mornings at 9:30 am and
"All-Levels" classes will be held Saturday mornings at 9 am with Sarah Ross and Sunday mornings at 9:30 am with Megan Stocklin.
There is also a new "Yoga-Yin Restorative" class with Rachel Darden on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:30 pm.
Also, starting June 5th, Miri Plowman will be teaching All Levels Forrest Yoga from
10 - 11:30 am on Wednesdays. The fee is $10, paid to the instructor. Mats and props are provided.(#)
INFORMATION: Please see doebay.com for the full schedule or call 360-376-2291
Learn to embellish furnishings, architectural elements, and much more, using techniques of traditional decorative painting! Participate in two workshops at the Orcas Center Shop to create finished panels and decorate your own objects from home:
May 25 & 26 Woodgraining and Natural Materials
June 15 & 16 Marble, Malachite, and Lapis
NEWS FROM THE ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(New hours! Crow Valley School Museum Open!)
Summer is coming which means the Orcas Island Historical Museum will be open five days a week! Come along to see our collections and exhibitions, explore the historic cabins and meet our knowledgeable volunteer staff: from May 25th we'll be open Wednesday to Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.
The Crow Valley School will also be opening its doors to visitors this weekend. On Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 pm - 4 pm you can explore the building and grounds of one of the island's first public schools, built entirely by volunteers in 1888.
2013 CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE ON SALE!
(It's ticket time!)
The 16th Annual Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, August 9 - 24, will bring world renowned musicians who are returning to perform, as well as exciting new artists. Opening weekend features the extraordinary reunion of three superb artists: renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane, international violin soloist Joseph Swensen and New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey. The great Mendelssohn Octet is back, with Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil leading a stage full of superstars. Los Angeles Philharmonic concertmaster Martin Chalifour returns to Orcas in a performance of César Francks' passionate Piano Quintet in F minor. Closing weekend features Czech composer Antonin Dvorák, including one of the most glorious musical masterworks in chamber music, the Piano Quintet in A Major. Many more spectacular show pieces are part of this popular two-week Festival, so order your tickets as soon as possible. The 2013 Season Brochure was mailed this week. If you didn't receive yours, or need further information, call the OICMF office 360-376-6636. Or visit oicmf.org (##)
INFORMATION: For tickets call 360-376-2281. Orcas Center box office hours are
Wed -Fri from noon to 4 pm. For online tickets, visit www.oicmf.org
LEADERSHIP SAN JUAN ISLANDS GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013
(Friday May 31, 11:30 am @ San Juan Island Grange)
Please join friends, family, and alumni in celebrating the graduation of Cohort IX, the 2013 class of Leadership San Juan Islands. A Local Foods Potluck will commence at 11:30 am. Guest Speaker is Jan Levy of Leadership Tomorrow. Cohort IX presentations begin at 12:00 pm. Ceremony to conclude by 1:45 pm.
"The future of the islands will be decided in the islands."
INFORMATION: www.lsji.org or contact Liz Illg, 317-4010
COMMUNITY ZIP DAYS @ CAMP ORKILA
(June 2, 12:30-3:30 pm)
YMCA Camp Orkila would like to invite you to come out and take a ride on our 1000-ft Zip Line! We will be holding by-appointment only Community Zip days. If interested, you must call camp at 360.376.2678 to sign-up for a time assignment. Please know the number of people in your party at the time of calling. Maximum weight capacity for a single rider is 285 lbs (subject to change depending on conditions) and children must be entering 3rd grade or older to participate.Being prompt is important so please plan to arrive at camp 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Please enter through the main entrance on Mount Baker Road and follow signs to the designated parking areas.Thank you and we look forward to seeing you! (#)
SAVE THE DATE! ORCAS ISLAND FORESTS & WOOD PRODUCTS TOUR
(Saturday June 15)
Northwest Certified Forestry is organizing a self-guided "drive-it-yourself" tour of Orcas Island forests and wood products businesses. This tour is for forest owners, wood producers, architects, builders, craftsman, homeowners and anyone interested in learning about small-scale forestry and wood products businesses on Orcas Island.
A number of sustainably managed forests, wood manufacturers and building projects incorporating local wood will open their doors to tour participants on Saturday, June 15th. Proprietors and contractors will be on-site from 10 am to 4 pm to host tours, share products and answer questions.
Registered participants will receive a tour guide with an overview map, location information, and forest and business descriptions. Select the sites of most interest to you and map out your tour. Registration is free. (##)
INFORMATION: contact Kirk Hanson at 360-316-9317 or email@example.com with questions or to register
GOLF TOURNAMENT & SILENT AUCTION
(June 30 @ Orcas Island Golf Club)
Orcas Christian School is sponsoring a Golf Tournament and Silent Auction. The tournament is to raise money for scholarships and activities for the Orcas Christian School. We would greatly appreciate your contributions to this wonderful cause. If you could donate your services in the Silent Auction that would be awesome. We are also looking for people interested in playing Golf and signing up for the tournament. We are also selling advertisements on Holes at Orcas Island Golf Course. The advertisement would be on the Hole of your choice for 1 year. (The Holes are first come first serve basis and Hole 3 is already occupied.) This would be another great way to advertise your business. at the Orcas Island Golf Course. (##)
INFORMATION: For any questions and for all contributions please contact Eric Whitehead at 360-376-8294 or Orcas Christian School at 360-376-6683
NEW! ORCAS YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS
(Leadership, Service Learning, Natural Science, & History Education for Orcas Youth)
The Orcas Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC) is a youth stewardship program (ages 12-18) modeled after our partners: the San Juan Island Conservation Corps (SJICC) and the Lopez Island Conservation Corps (LICC). Working closely with the LICC, the Madrona Institute is poised to help launch the OYCC this summer on Orcas Island. Stipends will be available for youth crew members and the project is entirely funded locally. The larger vision of these three conservation corps is to coordinate an integrated and cooperative set of youth stewardship programs among the three main islands of the San Juans. See madrona.org
Applications and crew job descriptions can be picked up at the Orcas Middle/High School Office, the Funhouse Commons, Darvill's Bookstore, Orcas Outfitters, and the Saturday Farmers Market Face and Art Booth (look for the banner!). Applications can be downloaded from Facebook.com/orcasycc and are due by June 1. (##)
INFORMATION: Contact Morgan Meadows, 376-9213 or Marta Branch 317-6491
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Shop The Rock
Don't forget, both Father's Day, and graduation are coming up soon! Swing by to check out our selection of cards, gifts, picture frames and of course, books! (#)
CROW VALLEY POTTERY SUMMER HOURS!!!
(An Island Landmark since 1959)
'The Cabin', an Orcas Landmark! Open Daily: 10 am - 5 pm, Sundays till 4 pm.
'In Town', next to Darvill's. Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
Also announcing the 2013 Summer Show Series! Now in our 17th year!
Dates and details at crowvalley.com (#)
MASSAGE BY THE SEA SPECIAL
(Until the end of the month, Sea Star Loft Bldg, Main St)
'Blissful Back, Neck, Arm, & Hands' Treatment $40 (Regularly $65) a one hour therapeutic/deep tissue/hot stone massage. Sore and achy from work or gardening? Celebrate spring with supple muscles, better range of motion, and increased endorphins!!! We also do injury treatment.
INFORMATION: Call 376-8006 (we accept insurance, PIP, and L&I)
ANNOUNCING THE OPENING OF AMELIE
(The newest member of the Outlook Family)
Amelie is the new boutique in the main building of the Outlook Inn. Sarah has spent the last couple of months transforming the guest lounge and scoured the internet, the streets of NYC, Chicago, Seattle and Eastsound to find the most original, interesting, and beautiful things to share with all of you. From delicious Voluspa candles, Antica Pharmacista Fragrances (trust me, these smell amazing) , art by Coral and Tusk (recently featured on Martha Stewart Living), and the wonderful French children's line, Djeco. Stop by and see Tracy and Sarah in the new shop. Our hours in May will are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 am - 8 pm. (##)
ARTSMITH SALON SERIES: CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHOR
(Friday May 31; 7 pm @ Darvill's)
Join us for a conversation and book signing with Erica Bauermeister, THE LOST ART OF MIXING and Jennie Shortridge, LOVE, WATER, MEMORY.
DEER HARBOR YARD AND BAKE SALE
(Saturday, June 1, 9 am - 1 pm @ Deer Harbor Community Club)
The Deer Harbor Women's Auxiliary invites Orcas Island residents and friends to a Yard and Bake Sale at the Deer Harbor Community Club. The biennial event offers items gathered from over 50 Deer Harbor households, sweetened with a bake sale and complimentary coffee. The Sale is the Auxiliary's main fundraiser for 2013, with all proceeds dedicated toward maintenance of the 100-year-old historic school house building located at 4319 Deer Harbor Road. Auxiliary member Yvonne Ashenhurst, who is chairing the sale, asks that Deer Harbor residents and friends bring appealing items in clean, workable condition to the Community Club for inclusion in the sale. Donations will be accepted May 29 from 11 am -1 pm, and May 30 and 31 from 10 am - 2 pm.
Ashenhurst adds, "Please, no clothing, mattresses, non-working electrical items, or any computer/printer/television electronics."
SAVE THE DATE: CHILI COOK-OFF & BIKE MAZE
(Saturday, June 1 from 12 noon to 2 pm)
Do you have a great Chili recipe, or are you a Chili lover? The Orcas Fire and Rescue Volunteer Firefighters Association is pleased to announced their first ever CHILI COOK OFF! The contest will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Fire Station 21 in Eastsound, from 12 - 2 pm. Tickets to sample the fare are $7 each or $10 for a family. Contest entry is $25 and a prize will be awarded to the cook off winner. The cook off is a benefit to support the programs of the Volunteer Firefighters Association. The menu also includes hot dogs and soft drinks. Plenty of family fun including a bicycle maze for kids. A bike technician will be on hand for free safety checks - bring those bikes! A fun-filled day for all, so get your tickets early. Judging will begin at 1:30, so bring an appetite. Tickets available at Darvill's Bookstore, the Chamber of Commerce, and Fire Station 21.
REGISTRATION: Call Rachel Harvey at 360-298-1317
ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY BAND @ ORCAS CENTER
(Saturday June 1, 7:30 pm)
Before the Internet and iPods, and television and radio....there were Community Bands. They brought people together to enjoy music and to socialize. Keeping that tradition alive, the Orcas Island Community Band presents an exciting spring concert on stage at Orcas Center. Admission by donation.
ELEGANT SALON CONCERT
(Sunday June 2 @ 3 pm)
It promises to be a memorable Sunday afternoon in June when Monique Mead and Deborah Rambo Sinn perform in the intimate setting of a beautiful Deer Harbor home. Join us as popular international violinist and educator Monique Mead, and pianist, teacher and author Deborah Rambo Sinn present a special Spring Salon Concert. Tickets are $75 and seating is limited.
INFORMATION: To reserve your spot, call the OICMF office 360-376-6636 or visit www.oicmf.org
ORCAS ISLAND BLOOD DRIVE
(Thursday June 6, 12 - 6 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall)
Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration. Sponsored by the Orcas Island Lions Club.
INFORMATION: For information and to schedule an appointment, please contact Paul Losleben at 376-6804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ORCAS CHORAL SOCIETY: SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION
(Sunday June 9, 5 pm @ Orcas Center)
The Orcas Choral Society presents this special opportunity to see this outstanding performance of Mozart's 'Ave Verum Corpus, Requiem' that took place at Saint Mark's Cathedral. Suggested donation $10. Festive reception follow in the Madrona Room.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE ON SCREEN: THE AUDIENCE
(Thursday June 13, 7:30 pm)
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast as part of National Theatre Live. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - a meeting like no other in British public life - it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence -and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional - sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.
Tickets: $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center Members.
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 ex 1
JAMES LEE STANLEY PERFORMANCE @ ODD FELLOWS
(Friday June 14, 7:30 pm)
It's been a few years since James has been here, and he's excited about reconnecting with us here on Orcas! James is an extraordinary musician. He plays a guitar like no one else I've ever seen, like it's an entire orchestra attached to his body. His songs are wide-ranging and his overall performance is, to say the least, entertaining.If you haven't heard James yet, you can check him out online at jamesleestanley.com. Admission is sliding scale $12-$25.
Continuing Art & Museum Shows
ARTWORKS FEATURES SCULPTURES BY PETER PERE
(The Month of May)
The Orcas Island Artworks features figurative sculptures by Peter Pere through the month of May.The exhibit includes wall hung plaster relief sculptures and free standing ceramic renditions of portraits, busts and torsos. Peter demonstrates two stylistic approaches - one classical and formal, the other more interpretative, reflecting on the sorrows and joys of life and hints of his subjects' inner struggles.
The Artworks is now open daily from 10 to 6.
WASHINGTON FEDERAL DISPLAYS LOCAL ART
(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! Our artist for May is Tracey Levine. She has a vibrant mix of modern art and pastels hanging in the bank.
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm)
Come see the first phase of our Bison Antiquus exhibit, on display now in the Main Exhibit Hall, including a beautiful replica of our 14,000 year old complete bison skull, considered to be one of the finest specimens of its kind in the world.
The Crow Valley School Museum will also be open Wed - Sat from 12 - 4 pm.
OIHM Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 11 am to 4 pm.
INFORMATION: Call the museum @ 376-4849
MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 8 am - 9 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 9 am - 9 pm daily. The tour is free.
INFORMATION: Call Rosario @ 376-2152 ext. 300
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE(Saturdays only 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 @ 376-2152 ext. 300
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Public Meetings on Orcas Island
- San Juan County's public meeting list is found here.
Thursday, May 23 (5 pm). Orcas Island School Board meeting (School library). Call 376-2284 for more information. Regularly meets on the fourth Thursday of the month.
Tuesday, May 28 (4:30 pm). Eastsound Sewer and Water District meeting (East side of Airport, at end of Cessna Lane). Regularly scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Thursday, June 6 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee
(Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.
Tuesday, June 11 (9 am - 11 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board
(Public Library). Call 376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, June 11 (5:30 pm). Orcas Fire District Commissioners meeting (Eastsound Fire Hall). Call 376-2331 for more information. Regularly meets on the second Tuesday of the month.
Wednesday, June 12 (1:30 - 3:30 pm). Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee
(Deer Harbor Community Center). Call 376-3199 for more information. Public is welcome. Regularly scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month.
Thursday, June 13 (4 pm - 6 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.
Thursday, June 13 (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
Terri Gilleland, Manager
Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce