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

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Lance Evans
Executive Director
Heather Johnson, staff
Lisa Boyd, staff
Michele Wiley, volunteer
Carol Owens, volunteer 
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273

 
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WHO'S THE CHEF IN THE KITCHEN?

(Saturdays at 3 pm)
Watch these amazing Orcas chefs personally demonstrate their skills at the Red Rabbit Farm Cooking Barn. Proceeds benefit the Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival.
  • Saturday, February 28 * John Trumbull (Roses). John will show us how to make a wonderful meal with Coffelt Farm Lamb.  John's menu, inspired by the South of France, will include:
    • Savory Socca bread (chickpea pancakes)
    • Salad of shaved fennel and parsley with lemon anchovy dressing
    • Ragout of Coffelt Farm lamb, with artichoke, carrots, black olives and thyme
    • Rustic apple and prune tart with whipped Creme Fraiche
    • Accompanying the meal will be some of John's favorite Cotes du Rhone.
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  • March 14 * Geddes Martin (Inn at Ship Bay). Geddes will bring his Ship Bay- raised Pork to the kitchen and give us techniques for cooking unfamiliar cuts of meat.
  • March 21 * Christina Orchid (Red Rabbit Farm). Christina will provide her version of the Spanish table, complete with a Paella seminar and traditional Spanish dessert.
  • March 28 * Steve DeBaste (New Leaf Cafe).  Steve is a real French Chef and he will share some classic recipes, including tricks and techniques from the French kitchen.
For only $100 per class you can learn from the best!  And then dine, sip a little wine and take home the recipes. Payment may be made at the Office Cupboard or the Chamber of Commerce office. Island Market is the sponsor of this event, and it is hosted by Red Rabbit Farm.
Cooking Demonstration Classes
Events This Week & Beyond


MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THE IMITATION GAME
(Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm @ Sea View Theatre)
A must see movie based on the real life story of the legendary English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing helps break the Enigma code during World War II. In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma -- which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.  RATED PG-13.  See the trailer here. Fireside Lounge opens at 6:30pm for specialty beers, wines, concessions and conversations!  

INFORMATION: 234 A St, 376-5724

 

 

LIVE MUSIC: ST. PAUL DE VENCE @ DOE BAY CAFE

(Friday, February 27 @ 7:30 pm)
St. Paul de Vence will be performing their brand of Northwest Folk/Americana in the Café Friday night. Music begins at 7:30pm. The Cafe will begin dinner service at 5pm.  

INFORMATION: For reservations please call Doe Bay Cafe at 360.376.8059  

 

 

LIVE THEATER: MAMA WON'T FLY @ THE GRANGE THEATER
(Friday/Saturday, February 27/28 @ 7:30 pm. Additional performances; Mar 6, 7, 8)
The Actors Theater of Orcas Island is pleased to announce 7 performances of this rollicking, laugh-out-loud comedy.
What happens when Norleen's son, Walker, is getting married in California and mama lives in Birmingham, Alabama and won't fly?  A road trip, of course, as Norleen (Lesley Liddle), Savannah (Luann Pamatian) and Hayley (Rebecca Herman) set off to drive to California and see the sights and visit family along the way.  At the same time Savannah is searching for a long lost love to bring some happiness back into her life after two disastrous marriages.  Just about everything that can go wrong does as fourteen actors take on the 25 roles of family, friends and strangers as the three women make their journey.
This play is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvills, on-line at www.orcasactors.com and at the door.

INFORMATION:  For additional information, contact Doug Bechtel at 360-317-5601
 

LIBRARY WINTER BOOK SALE
(Saturday February 28, 10 am - 2 pm @ Orcas Center's Madrona Room)
Friends of the Orcas Island Library announces their annual Winter Book Sale/ Fundraiser.

INFORMATION: 376-4985


LIVE MUSIC: ST. PAUL DE VENCE @ DOE BAY YOGA STUDIO
(Saturday, February 28th @ 8 pm)
St. Paul de Vence will be performing their brand of Northwest Folk/Americana in the Café Friday night. Music begins at 8 pm. No cover charge, cash bar.


100 MUSICIANS!  1 GREAT CAUSE!
(Sunday, March 1 at 3 pm in the Old School Gym)
It's the biggest concert on Orcas Island, and it happens just once a year!  The community is invited to attend the Music Advocacy Group's (MAG) 18th annual benefit concert for the Orcas School Music Program on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. in the old school gym.  The concert features more than 100 musicians from the Orcas Choral Society, Island Sinfonia, Orcas Island Community Band, Orcas Middle School Band, Middle School Strings and High School Strings.  Admission is by donation, and all proceeds go to MAG, a 501(c)(3) organization.  Those who cannot attend but wish to donate can make checks payable to "MAG" and mail them to MAG, P.O. Box 1171, Eastsound, WA  98245.


JOYFUL EARTH CHOIR WITH MILA REDWOOD AND SPECIAL GUEST LAURENCE COLE
(Opening Night ~ March 2 from 6 - 7:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
We invite you to join us for Opening Night of Joyful Earth, a non-auditioned community choir on Orcas Island. We are thrilled to welcome guest Song Leader Laurence Cole back to Orcas, as we kick off our first choir season on March 2nd! Together, Laurence and Mila will lead the group in a lively evening of easy-to-learn songs that nourish the soul and enliven the spirit. Come and add your beautiful voices and hearts into the mix. All are welcome ~ no singing experience required.

INFORMATION: Suggested Donation: $10. For more info on Joyful Earth visit our website www.joyfulearthchoir.com


COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS @ ODD FELLOWS HALL
(Monday, March 2 from 7 - 9 pm)
Local instructors are again offering their community dance class on Mar 2 from 7 to 9 pm at the Oddfellows Hall.  The class will be East Coast Swing.  Instruction will begin promptly at 7 pm followed by dancing at 8 pm.  The classes are free and no partner is needed. Come out and enjoy yourself while learning to dance.

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


WINTERFEST 2015 - 'TAKING YOUR INNER ATHEIST TO CHURCH'

(Friday - Sunday, March 6 - 8)
All are welcome to hear author Dr. Daniel Taylor speak on "Taking Your Inner Atheist to Church: Skepticism, Belief, and the Role of Story". Taylor says questions and conflicting viewpoints will be welcome, adding, "The church is very big. It's wide. It has a long and rich history, and so I would encourage people not to assume that their experience in the church defines what the church is ... Sometimes people need to find a different community that understands faith in a different way, or lives it out in a way that is more amenable to their own spirit."
Fri, Mar 6 at 6 pm: "Looking for God in the 21st Century: Faith as a Bear Hunt"
Sat, Mar 7 at 10 am: "Many Ways Up the Mountain: Why This Story and Not Another?"
Sat, Mar 7 at 7 pm: "The Theme of God's Story: Shalom (All Things Doing What They Were Created to Do)"
Sun, Mar 8 at 9:30 am: "Spiritual Legacy: Why Your Story Matters (Passing on Wisdom and Blessing)"
All events are at Orcas Island Community Church. Suggested (but not required) donation is $80/weekend or $25/session. Please preregister at http://www.eventbrite.com.

INFORMATION:  See www.thekindlings.com/winterfest-2015 and www.wordtaylor.com/


IT'S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL KIWANIS PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST
(Saturday, March 7 from 1 - 3 pm @ Orcas High School Gym)
There are three competition age groups: 8 yrs and younger; 9 - 12 yrs; 13 yrs and older.
There will be an award for the most beautiful airplane. It has to be built at home, by the person entering the airplane and using any paper materials that they wish. Judges' decision is final.
There will be a special "All Pilots" competition at 1 pm. It will take place in fond memory and in honor of Jack Conant, a retired pilot, Kiwanis member and a major paper airplane participant.
So all pilots active and retired, come and show your skills in building and flying your paper 737s or 747s. The kids will have a great time watching, and you will add to an afternoon of fun.  All materials will be provided. See full schedule and rules here.


THE BOLSHOI BALLET: ROMEO AND JULIET @ ORCAS CENTER
(Saturday, March 7 at 6:30 pm)
Streaming live from Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet performs one of the world's most popular ballets - the story of impossible love. William Shakespeare's timeless story is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev's much-loved score. Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience. Click here for the trailer.
Tickets are $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1


LIVE MUSIC: JP AND THE OK RHYTHM BOYS @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, March 7 from 7  -9 pm)
Have you tried Casa Casuale at Random Howse yet? If not, here's a great reason to head there - on March 7th, JP and the OK Rhythm Boys will be combining their fine music with chef Bill Patterson's fine rustic Italian food. Of course, fans of JP and the "boys", fans of Sazio del Norte, and fans of the lovely Random Howse building already know this is an evening not to be missed. Food service starts at 5:30, music runs 7-9. Not familiar with the music? Hear them at www.jpandtheokrhythmboys.com.

INFORMATION:  Reservations recommended - 376-1111


ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL FREE CONCERT
(Sunday, March 8, 3 pm @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church)
All are invited to attend a special Sunday afternoon concert on Sunday, March 8th featuring Monique Mead, violin and Adam Stern, piano. Admission is free. Music students and music lovers of all ages are encouraged to attend. The concert takes place at the historic Emmanuel  Episcopal Church in the center of Eastsound. Monique and Adam will be performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto as well as works by Fritz Kreisler. Seating is on a first come basis.


THE MIRACLE WORKER @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday-Saturday, March 12-14 & 19-21 at 7:30pm, on the OffCenter Stage)
This powerful play by William Gibson is directed by Robert Hall and based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life. In Alabama, an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind, deaf and mute. Pitied and badly spoiled by her wealthy Southern parents, Helen is not disciplined, so by age 6 she is a wild, angry, tantrum-throwing child. The Kellers hire Anne Sullivan from New York City, to serve as governess and teacher. Through Anne's fiery persistence and unflagging love, Helen learns to trust, discipline herself and to use her hands to make signs to communicate. Helen and her family's life are changed forever and Helen lives on to change the world's perception of the blind and deaf through her books and celebrity.
Tickets are $15, $11 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1


POCOCK ROWING SHELLS: AN ENDURING LEGACY
(Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm at the Oddfellows Hall)
The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands and Orcas Island Rowing are hosting an evening with Steve Chapin, a Port Townsend boatbuilder who has inherited the legacy of building the legendary Pocock rowing shells. A Pocock 8-man shell took the University of Washington crew team to victory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, a story recounted in the bestselling book "Boys in the Boat". Steve will discuss the history, building and restoration of these unique boats.
Admission is free, but we welcome donations to cover costs and help support the Wooden Boat Society and Orcas Island Rowing.
 

Shop The Rock
  
WILD ROSE WELLNESS MARCH SPECIAL
Wild Rose Ltd Products - 25% off and Aromatherapy Treatments - $70/hr. (#)

INFORMATION:  Please Call Deborah at 376-4188 for an office appt


CONSIDER ACUPUNCTURE WITH SOARING CRANE HEALING
(Across from the Trading Post on Prune Alley)
Ready to be over the lingering cold symptoms, or prevent "catching" the viruses that are sweeping the island? Acupuncture can speed up your healing and prevent illnesses by boosting your immune system. It also reduces or eliminates painful conditions from injuries or arthritis.
Lori Wilson MAc, LAc, Licensed Acupuncturist and East Asian Medicine Practitioner. (##)

INFORMATION:  Call for an appointment today! 376-5900 or email: 1healingcrane@gmail.com


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Restaurant News & Dining Deals

 

 

BROWN BEAR BAKERY TAKING A SMALL HIBERNATION
(March 2 - 10)
We will be closed Monday March 2nd - 10th  to allow our team members a winter break to visit family and friends before the spring/summer swing!.  We will reopen Wednesday March 11th at 8am with regular hours.

 

SUNDAY SUPPER FROM CASA CASUALE
(Sunday March 1st, 6 pm @ Random Howse)

It's time for another of our fun, festive, and yummy Sunday Suppers!  Please join us for a hearty and heavenly 5 course meal of Italian delights!  $60 per person. No corkage fee if you bring your own wine. Wine, beer, and spirits will be available for purchase. 

Rustic Italian Menu created by Chef Bill Patterson:   

Antipasto - Tagliatelle with mushrooms - Winter Vegetable Salad - Bollito Misto - Tiramisu

INFORMATION: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - 376-1111

 

Continuing Restaurant Specials


HAPPY HOUR AT THE MADRONA BAR & GRILL!
(Monday - Friday 3  -6 pm and ALL DAY SUNDAY!)
Discounted drinks and small plates.

INFORMATION:  376-7171


PRIME RIB THURSDAYS @ ORCAS HOTEL
(Prime Rib special every Thursday night!)

Choice prime rib served with organic vegetables, baked potato, au jus, and creamy horseradish. Full menu is still available and we have vegetarian options as well.
Have your Christmas party at the hotel and we will cook up a prime rib on any night of the week!

INFORMATION:  376-4300 

 
PIZZA NIGHT AND OPEN MIC AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ  
(Thursday Evening Pizza benefits Orcas Island Education Foundation)
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! The Café is open from 5-10 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm.  Come out and support the Orcas Island Education Foundation (OIEF)! Each Thursday in October, Doe Bay Pizza and Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each pizza slice to OIEF! Great food, music and a fantastic cause!

INFORMATION:  call 376-8059 or see www.doebay.com/activities_calendar


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


BEERS & BRATS AT ROSARIO
 
(Sundays from Noon - 9 pm)
Enjoy Beers & Brats, featuring Happy Hour specials every Sunday in the Moran Lounge.  Chalkboard food specials, drink specials, Seahawks football,  and trivia with Peter Vinson at 6 pm.

INFORMATION: 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 376-1040 for reservations
 
 
Announcements


2015 NATIVE PLANT SALE
(Quantities Limited! Place your order by March 12)
San Juan Conservation District in collaboration with the Master Gardeners Presents the 2015 Native Plant Sale!!!!Plants are bare-root or plugs, 1-2 years old and from 6-36" in height. All plants are conservation stock, not nursery stock and some plant loss should be expected. Plants are sold in bundles of 5, except kits which include 10 plants.
A $25 deposit is required for all orders. Pay online at www.sanjuanislandscd.org/native-plant-sale Or  send checks payable to MGF c/o WSU Extension 221 Weber Way LL, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Balance is due at the time of pick-up.
Pick-up is Saturday, March 21 from 9am-12pm at the Grange!

INFORMATION:  Full details available at www.sanjuanislandscd.org


MEET YOUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
(Friday, March 6 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm @ OICF office)
The Community Foundation is reviving its schedule for "First Fridays" social hours, beginning on March 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Foundation offices on the second floor at 141 Prune Alley in Eastsound.

The purpose of these gatherings is to bring folks from all interests together to learn more about what is happening within our Orcas community.  Our hope is to create a relaxed social event to introduce folks who share a passion for our community to have an opportunity to meet each other.  We would love to have you join us. Feel free to bring a friend as well. The First Fridays are planned to happen quarterly. Beverages and snacks will be served -- we'll see you there!


HAVE A SAY IN YOUR MEDICAL CARE ON ORCAS ISLAND
(Community Needs Assessment Survey)
Dr. Julie Gottman, well-known psychologist/researcher and member of the Orcas Medical Foundation Board, developed this anonymous survey with input from the Orcas Island Fire Department and other Island organizations.  A summary of the results will be shared publicly through several local media outlets.  There has never been a vehicle like this developed to specifically solicit the community's opinion of its medical care on Orcas. For example, the survey asks whether to have medical specialists visit the Island regularly to see patients, and which specialists, if any, you would like; which urgent care services (both clinic hours and after hours) need to be strengthened; and how adequately you and your whole family are being served.

Each family member is asked to fill out a separate survey. The survey is available either on paper or online via the link above. The paper versions are available in many locations including the Orcas Medical Center, Orcas Family Connections, the Senior Center, Orcas library, Eastsound fire station, schools, the Funhouse, the Community and Episcopal churches, Eastsound and Deer Harbor Post Offices, Island Market, Ray's Pharmacy, Orcas Spa & Athletics, the Village Stop and the laundromat and OPAL. Postage-paid return envelopes are provided. Now until May 1, 2015.
Online Version: orcasmedicalcenter.com/needs-assessment-form. (##)

 
Classes and 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: www.doebay.com/activities_calendar


WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR) COURSE
(March 2 - 11 @ YMCA Camp Orkila)
SOLO Instructors: Instructors from San Juan EMS, SOLO affiliate school since 2006.
Rates: $600 course fee, paid directly to San Juan EMS
(to reserve your spot in the class, send $100 deposit check ASAP made out to "San Juan EMS" to: YMCA Camp Orkila, Haley Winchell, PO BOX 1149, Eastsound, WA 98245)
            $500 for accommodations and all meals at Orkila, lodging includes night of
              March 1, meals from breakfast on March 2 to lunch on the 11.
             $110 for lunches only, if not staying at Orkila at all.

INFORMATION:  Questions? Call Haley: 360-376-2678 ext 103


JOYFUL EARTH CHOIR WITH MILA REDWOOD
(Mondays beginning March 2 from 6 - 7:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Singing is for everyone ~ we are born to sing! When we sing together in simple harmony, it creates a sense of belonging that nourishes the soul and enlivens the spirit.
Joyful Earth is a non-auditioned community choir on Orcas Island, that gathers each week for the pure joy of singing together. We welcome all voices, and require no singing experience ~ just a heartfelt desire to sing with others in harmony. Our songs are learned in the oral tradition of call-and-response, reflecting a diversity of roots, origins, and inspirations. We choose songs that you can weave into the rhythm of your daily life, and take home to share with your loved ones.
Join us on March 2nd for Opening Night, as we kick things off with Guest Song Leader Laurence Cole! $100 for full 12-week session, $10 for drop-in.

INFORMATION:  For info or to register, visit: www.joyfulearthchoir.com or call Mila at 206.747.5744


SPRING TUMBLING PROGRAM @ ORCAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
(Tuesday/Thursday, March 3 - 26)
Cost: $4.00/session or $32 for 8 sessions. Grades K-2 from 3:30-4:15 pm and Grades 3-6 from 4:15-5 pm.
If you are interested in helping coach or supervising, please email Breezy Davis at Breezy.DavisOCS@gmail.com.

INFORMATION: To sign up contact the OCS main office, 376-6683


FREE WORKSHOP: EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU L&I ACCOUNT
(Wednesday, March 4 from 9 - 11 am via videocast @ Orcas Island Library)
Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries for this FREE workshop
In this workshop, business owners and entrepreneurs will learn everything they need to know to ensure their businesses are in compliance with current state regulations and reporting requirements.  Attendees will learn how to obtain an L&I account, how to determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors, how to control costs, what risk classifications and experience ratings can mean, and how to report.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
The workshop will be offered simultaneously on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands, and video-conferenced from the San Juan Island Library.
Refreshments will be served and printed materials will be available to take away.  

INFORMATION:  Advance registration is required; please call 360-378-2906 to reserve your space, or email:  info@sanjuansedc.org


WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER (WFR) **REFRESHER COURSE**
(March 13 - 14 @ YMCA Camp Orkila)
SOLO Instructors: Instructors from San Juan EMS, SOLO affiliate school since 2006.
Helpful: Required to have Current Adult CPR certification-Bring with you!
Rates: $175 Wilderness First Responder Refresher course fee, paid directly to San Juan EMS
(to reserve your spot in the class, send $60 deposit check ASAP made out to "San Juan EMS" to: YMCA Camp Orkila, Haley Winchell, PO BOX 1149, Eastsound, WA 98245)
       $30 American Heart Association CPR course fee, paid at time of course.
       $98 for accommodations and all meals at Orkila, from breakfast on March 13    
              to Lunch on March 14.
       $21 for lunches only, if not staying at Orkila at all .

INFORMATION:  Questions? Call Haley: 360-376-2678 ext 103


IGNITE YOGA CHAKRAS! WEEKEND OF YOGA @ ORCAS MANDALA
(Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15)
Ignite Your Spirit: Friday March 13 (6 - 8 pm)
An amazing candlelit evening restorative yoga session to wind down your week!Ignite Your Love: Saturday March 14 (9 - 11 am)
Saturday's workshop is dedicated to feeling and creating a deep sense of openness & freedom within your body. We will break down Queen Pigeon pose to feel it in your own way!
Ignite Your Dreams: Sunday March 15 (11 am - 1 pm)

On Sunday, it's time to float, twist, and play upside down! Explore your edge in a safe and fun way by getting more familiar with your inner strength and higher Chakras!

INFORMATION: $60/3 Classes or $25 Single Class,
info@orcasmandala.com


SERVSAFE MANAGER ADVANCED FOOD SAFETY COURSE
(Thursday, March 26 from 8:30 - 2:30 pm @ Rosario Resort)
ServSafe Manager is an advanced food safety certification developed by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) for foodservice and hospitality personnel. The ServSafe brand allows you to offer the highest standard of training to your staff. It also keeps customers safe with advanced food safety knowledge and complies with the Demonstration of Knowledge (DOK) and Person in Charge (PIC) requirements within the Washington State Food Code.
$145 for WRA members and FSA Customers    $215 for non-WRA Members
Registration deadline is March 12. Pre-study in mandatory. All study and exam materials are included.

INFORMATION: Register at wraef.org/training or call 877-695-9733 x135


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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. Our Artist featured this month is Carla Stanley.  Her artwork is vibrant and contemporary!  She has a display of multi-media pieces ready for you to enjoy!  Please stop by any time during the month.  But please come join us in celebrating on Friday February 6th from 3 - 5 pm with cake and punch.  We hope to see you!


THE GALLERY: A COOPERATIVE OF LOCAL PAINTERS 
THE GALLERY, a co-operative of local artists, is temporarily closed for the winter months, but participating artists are happy to arrange for paintings to be viewed by appointment. If interested, please call Annie at 317-4944 or Barbara at 317-1766.
THE GALLERY is located at 374 North Beach Rd., across the street from Enzo's.

 

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 12 noon - 3 pm)
Museum Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 pm to 4:30 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 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, March 5 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee. (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month. 

 

Monday, March 9 (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board   (Port of Orcas Conference Room). Call 376-4985 for more information. Usually meets the second Tuesday of the month. Will meet the second Monday for Feb & March.  

 

Tuesday, March 10 (5 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.      
 
Wednesday, March 11 (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, March 12 (4 pm - 6 pm).  Orcas Island Park & Recreation 

District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.

Thursday, March 12 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.

Thursday, March 19 (5:30 pm). Orcas Fire District Commissioners  meeting (Eastsound Fire Hall). Call 376-2331 for more information. Regularly meets on the third Thursday 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

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

 

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