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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
Audra Lawlor
Cindy Morgan
Mike Stolmeier


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Lance Evans
Executive Director

Lisa Boyd, staff
Celia Farr-Smith, staff
Barb Buman, volunteer
Michele Wiley, volunteer 
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273

 
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Community Parade on Saturday, July 2nd!

Marlyn Myers
"A Garden of Orcas Delights"

Grand Marshal Marlyn Myers
 
Make plans to join us for our Fourth of July activities, including the Community Parade, starting at 12 noon

The Parade is coming up!  Please, call the Chamber office and reserve your spot! Click here for a Parade application, or stop by the Chamber office.

Enjoy the parade music provided by the Orcas Island Community Band!

Eastsound Fireworks Show on Monday, July 4th!

You can be a "Fan of the Fourth" by making a tax-deductible charitable contribution to our Community Fireworks Fund.

(Click here to make a donation.) Donations also gladly accepted at Chamber office, or via mail. 

Once again, our Orcas Island Community Band will play stirring musical selections for the hour prior to Fireworks, approximately 9 pm - 10 pm, at Eastsound Waterfront Park.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce: 
Phone: 360-376-2273 

The Chamber of Commerce thanks you for your support
of these annual Orcas Island events!
 
 
Cooking with Christina ... A Culinary Delight!
 
The Chamber of Commerce thanks all those involved in the recent series of cooking demonstrations from Christina Orchid at Red Rabbit Farm! We want to highlight the contributions of Island Market and the Orcas Village Store for their very generous donations. And finally, we thank Bruce & Christina Orchid of Red Rabbit Farm for their generosity in supporting the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce ... Bravo!!!
Red Rabbit

Events This Week & Beyond
 
 
OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ  
(Thursday Evenings, 7:30 pm - Sponsoring SeaDoc in June)
Join island visitors and residents to share music, spoken word, and other performances on the night when we come together in that ancient ritual of community and communion. The Café is open from 5:00 -10:00 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. Come out and support SeaDoc! Each Thursday in June, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to SeaDoc. Great food, music and a fantastic cause!

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059
   

UPTOWN EASTSOUND PRESENTS EVENING ARTWALK  
(Thursday, June 23, 5:00 - 8:00 pm) 
The artists, galleries and businesses are now open for the Evening Artwalk!  Stroll the shops and galleries of Eastsound, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, and visit or support your local artists and businesses.  The Evening Artwalk will take place every 2nd and 4th Thursday, June - October. Click to view this poster for more details and "Like" us on Facebook. Then we will see you around town!

INFORMATION: Contact Michele Wiley at 360-722-2802 or Sarah Shaefer at 360-298-4218 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Eastsound-Art-Walk-1421414481421031/.  


ORCAS ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY WINE DINNER & AUCTION
(Thursday, June 23, 6:00 pm @ the Victorian Room at the Outlook Inn)
What: "Best in Show", Orcas Animal Protection Society Wine Dinner & Auction
When: Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 pm
Where: The Victorian Room, Outlook Inn
Orcas APS is holding its Annual Wine Dinner & Auction featuring wines by Patricia Green Cellars of Newport, OR, and Lullaby Winery, Port Townsend, WA. Chef Steve Debaste of the New Leaf Café is preparing a bountiful dinner and there will be a Live Auction with Auctioneer Ian Lindsay.  All proceeds benefit the Shelter.

INFORMATION: For information call Orcas APS at 360-376-6777.


MOVIES OF THE WEEK AT SEA VIEW THEATRE: 
1st SHOWING:
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS
(Friday & Saturday @ 5 pm) 
As Shredder joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang. Rated PG-13. Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry.    
2nd SHOWING:
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
 (Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 pm)
Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally. Rated PG. Starring  Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel
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INFORMATION: Please, call the Sea View Theatre at 360-376-5724, located at 234 A Street, Eastsound.
 

49th ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT ISLAND HARDWARE & SUPPLY
(Saturday, June 25, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Celebrate Mike's "Semi" Retirement. Kiwanis Breakfast, 7:00 am - 10:00 am. Contests, Crafts. New Building Products. FREE Knife/Scissors sharpening (Limit 6). FREE Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sodas & Coffee. Door Prizes. Enjoy the sounds of Dr. Dirty & The Band du jour. 20% Discount on All Cash Sales (Except power tools, fuel & Specialty items).


ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS' MARKET

(Saturdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on the Eastsound Village Green)
Fresh first of the season vegetables and plant starts available this weekend at the Orcas Island Farmers' Market 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at home on the Eastsound Village Green.  To keep up with all of the latest Market goings-on be sure to LIKE us on Facebook!

INFORMATION: Questions?  Please, call Jennifer at 360-317-8342.


MUSIC AT RANDOM HOWSE
Random Howse Lots of music options this week from fun loving, rockin' local talent.
Friday, 6/24: Diver Dan, 8:30, no cover, all ages ~ Local (Seattle/Orcas) garage band featuring Steve Baker, friends and family, dance floor open
Saturday, 6/25: Camshaft and the Pistons, 9 pm, no cover, 21+ ~ All the way from Lopez Island!  Rockabilly and blues rock, dance floor open


INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-1111.


SAIL ORCAS YOUTH SAILING FUNDRAISING DINNER
(Saturday, June 25, 4:00-8:00 pm @ the OIYC Picnic Shelter)
$35 per dinner (your choice-steak or salmon)
$10 Youth dinner (hamburger or hotdog)
Dinner includes salad, potato, and dessert
Meet the Summer Junior Sailing Instructors. Make a bid on a silent auction Item.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: find the gear you need at our Marine Yard Sale
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm: sailboat rides on a Sail Orcas Keelboat or High School Team FJ

INFORMATION: Tickets for dinner on sale at sailorcas.org.


ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN TOUR: ORCAS IN BLOOM
(Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26)
Tour Five Fabulous Gardens this weekend with the Orcas Island Garden Tour.  11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26.  Tickets $20, available at Darvill's Bookstore, Crow Valley Gallery, Driftwood Nursery, Smith and Speed Mercantile, or at any of the gardens during the tour. 
The Annual Garden Tour supports Garden Club programs and grants to the community.


UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS AT DOE BAY THIS WEEKEND
(Sunday, June 26, 7:30 pm @ Doe Bay) 
Live music in the cafe with Seattle's Dark & Stormy. 7:30 - 9 pm. No cover. Reservations recommended!

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059. 
 


LIONS CLUB 42nd ANNUAL SALMON BBQ
(Saturday, July 2, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ the Eastsound Fire Station)
Come join us at the Eastsound Fire Station for our 42nd Salmon BBQ using our long, steeped in mystery, recipe. Meal includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll, beverage and good company.  Cost is $18.00 the day of the event for adult tickets, with a presale discount of $2.00 per ticket -- which can be purchased at The Trading Company on Prune Alley, Kay's and Cherie Lindholm Real Estate on North Beach Road. Children tickets are $12.00 for children up to 12 years old. Apple Crisp is also available for $5.00 at the event. All funds raised from the BBQ is returned to the Orcas Community for the Lions Service Projects (Health Screening Van, Scholarships, Eye Glasses, Hearing Aids and much more).  
Also, why not start the day with the Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station from 7:00 am - 11:00am.  Adults $7.00, Children $5.00, under 5 years of age eat FREE. All proceeds support your Firefighters and EMT's.


MATTHEW LASLO'S - MAGIC NOW!
(Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3, 7:30 pm (Doors open: 6:30 pm) @ Sea View Theatre)  
This summer Matthew Laslo, a local, award-winning magician will make his TV debut on a national television network to be announced later in July. Now at just 15 years old, he's created his own full-length illusion show that includes varied styles of magic, from card miracles to grand illusions. Laslo is a consummate performer who brings a youthful, fresh approach to the art of magic.  MAGIC NOW, the title of his new show and it's what it's all about explains Matthew. " I believe that magic is happening all around us, all the time.  We just have to look for it."  MAGIC NOW has exciting new pieces, including Matthew's original trick that he filmed for the TV show.  Joining him is his lovely and talented assistant Maria Bullock.  MAGIC NOW is high-energy entertainment, with lots of audience participation and fun for the entire family!    

INFORMATION: Tickets are $10.00 and Available at Darvill's' Bookstore or online at Brown Paper tickets.com or click here: http://matthewlaslo.bpt.me/


FUNHOUSE 4th OF JULY 5K WALK/RUN & 1K RUN FOR KIDS
(Monday, July 4, check-in between 7:30 - 8:45 am; race starts promptly at 9:00 am)
Join us for our 5K Race on the Fourth of July on beautiful Orcas Island. Wear your most fantastic red, white, and blue, and join us on Orcas Island on the 4th of July! Here's what's happening: A 5K walk/run for all ages, and a 1K kids' run for kids starting at 9:00 am. RACE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9:00 am. Please, check in between 7:30 am and 8:45 am. Walkers, runners, and kids will all start at the same time this year. Races start and end at the Village Green, North Beach Road, Eastsound.

INFORMATION: To register for this event, click HERE.


2016 WINE & SEA AUCTION
(Saturday, July 9, 5:00 - 8:30 pm @ Family Tides Farm, Carousel Road)
SeaDoc's annual Wine and Sea Auction is on July 9 in Deer Harbor. Please, join us for a beautiful evening in celebration of our innovative work to heal the Salish Sea. Tickets are $150 per person. Seating is limited, and the deadline to purchase tickets is June 30. Hope to see you there!

INFORMATION: To purchase tickets, click here


Announcements


WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH ONE ARM TIED BEHIND YOUR BACK?
(Support the Orcas Island Public Schools)
OIEF One Arm Challenge The Orcas Island Education Foundation (OIEF) is launching a new fundraising campaign: the ONE ARM TIED BEHIND YOUR BACK challenge. Public Education is under-funded in Washington State. Our schools are not failing, but they are tasked to educate children with one-arm tied behind their backs.

And that's where this summer's OIEF "ONE ARM TIED BEHIND YOU BACK" challenge comes in. Go to www.OIEF.org  to find out more and please, please give. 

You can also send a check to:
OIEF | POB 782 | Eastsound | WA| 98245.

ANY amount is meaningful. It will make a world of difference at our public schools.


ORCAS 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW ONLINE AUCTION 
(Bidding to close at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 30)
You can enjoy a waterfront view of the amazing fireworks show on a private deck, all while supporting the mission of DVSAS (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services)! There are two decks available: Deck One seats 10 and Deck Two seats 15. There will be sparkling cider and hors d'oeuvres. No alcohol allowed on premises per fire Marshall fire regulations. Outdoor and indoor seats available (in case of inclement weather). To place your bid and for bidding instructions, visit DVSAS Facebook page or website, or you may email your bid to samantha@dvsasssanjuans.org. The bidding will close at noon on Thursday, June 30.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5979 with any questions


376 SPECIAL OFFER TO OI'S NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 
376 Group 376, Orcas Island's first coworking community, provides an environment where entrepreneurs, consultants and telecommuters work independently and interactively. Through June 30, we're providing a special offer for Orcas Island's nonprofit organizations: We invite you to schedule a board meeting (up to two hours) in our well-appointed conference room, complete with high-speed internet and an HD video projector.
Please, call to schedule a tour of our renovated office space and conference room to see how they might work for you and your organization. We're located at 596 Main Street, in the old Orcasnet building. Just look for the red chairs.

INFORMATION: Email sarah@376group.com or donna@376group.com.
 
  
 
ORCAS ECSTATIC DANCE 
(Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Ecstatic Dance is a worldwide movement with gatherings in many communities and countries. Orcas Ecstatic Dance is open to locals and visitors alike. Facilitators create play lists to inspire. Individuals meet to experience the joy of movement.  Showing up as your true self and having the courage to dance in whatever way feels natural to you. No one is expected to have any particular experience or skill level.
Orcas Island Odd Fellows Hall has a large, beautiful dance space overlooking the ocean.  Conveniently located within walking distance of Eastsound, it is the ideal location to host this gathering.
Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol free event.  Please arrive by 7:30 pm and plan to stay until 9:00 pm as the music is choreographed to build and subside, creating a total experience.  Picture and video taking is discouraged as is talking during the dance.
COME AS YOU ARE, MOVE AS YOU WISH
Cost: $5 to $15 (under 12 free)

INFORMATION: Any questions, call 360-376-7766.
  


COUPON BOOK OFFERS ISLAND-WIDE SAVINGS 
Orcas Island Children's House is selling coupon books, featuring more than $500 in discounts by Orcas businesses. Go Orcas! includes nearly 100 coupons with savings on dining, entertainment, recreation, retail/gifts, lodging and services. Coupon users can recoup the $20 investment in just 1 or 2 purchases which makes it a perfect buy for locals and even weekend visitors.  Books can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office and online via www.oich.org. Sales benefit the toddler and preschool programs at Children's House.

INFORMATION: Visit www.oich.org.


VOTE LIKE A LOCAL - NOW THROUGH JULY 2nd 
Meet this year's candidates Saturdays during Farmer's Market, where the canines can typically be found sniffing out their competition. Or drive up to the Summit Gift Shop to visit with Sir Isaac Newt'n. The animals are candidates running for Honorary Mayor of Eastsound and anyone (yes, anyone) can vote! That means even your grandma, goldfish, or crooked uncle in Attica.  Have cash? Then vote like a local and buy your favorite candidate into office.  Feel good. Vote often.
The Honorary Mayoral race is an annual fundraiser sponsored by and benefiting Orcas Island Children's House. Voting is open to both islanders and visitors, who "buy" candidates into office by placing as many votes as they want at area polling locations or online through www.oich.org. Look for boxes in businesses around town and Saturdays at Farmers' Market. Each vote benefits the toddler and preschool program. The race concludes July 2nd when the new Honorary Mayor is named and given a key to the Village by current Mayor orca Granny.
Get a copy of the 2016 Voter's Guide and learn more about the candidates via www.oich.org.  Then stop by the booth to vote, pick up souvenir swag or buy the official commemorative T-shirt of our previous mayors.  Is this a great island or what?

INFORMATION: For more information, please, call 360-376-4744.


WINGS OVER ORCAS ISLAND - AN AVIATION EXHIBIT   
Do you know who established the first scheduled air taxi-commuter airlines in the Northwest that has survived to this day?  Can you name "The Flying Doc of the San Juans?" What recent Orcas resident took the famous "Earth Rise" photo from Apollo 8?   Have you heard of our own humble but willing and skilled Mercy Pilots?   
Join us for this year's feature exhibit in the Orcas Island Historical Society's Pioneer Museum to learn the answers to these questions and to learn much more about the history of flight on Orcas Island. The WINGS OVER ORCAS ISLAND exhibit features stories and memorabilia from local and national aviation legends.  Our Director has assembled over a hundred photos, rare aviation artifacts spanning the era from World War II to the present, aviation art and much more to make this a fun exhibit that you don't want to miss. (##)

INFORMATION: To learn more about what the Historical Society is doing and what is happening at the Pioneer Museum and the Crow Valley School Museum, visit our website at www.orcasmuseums.org
 

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP: GREASE LIGHTNING AT ORCAS CENTER

(Theatre Camp: Performance on Friday, June 24)  
Orcas Center is holding its Summer Theatre Camp "Grease Lightning" for ages 8 to 13 on June 20 through 24. Grace McCune and Tiffany Loney will be working with the children on a song and dance take off of the musical "Grease."  The camp goes from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday (kids bring their lunches, beverages and snacks).  There will be a short and sweet performance of what they have put together on Friday, June 24, at 3:30 pm. Pre-registration is encouraged as we are enrolling 15 children for camp this year. Tuition is: $250 per child.

INFORMATION: Email sparks@orcascenter.org to enroll your children.

 
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF - FREE 
(Saturday, June 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, the Exchange, Orcas Recycling Services)
Toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive materials are known as hazardous waste and should never be thrown in the garbage. Proper disposal is imperative for a clean environment and to avoid illnesses. The annual free Hazardous Waste Collection day is June 25 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Businesses are encouraged to participate but need to call ahead: 360-376-4089.

INFORMATION: Click here for more information and to visit the Exchange's website.


MARILYN ANDERSON'S MEMORIAL 
(Saturday, June 25, 3:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
Marilyn Anderson's Memorial at Orcas Center.


SILENT ART AUCTION AT ORCAS SENIOR CENTER 
(with Live Auction Event on Saturday, July 9) 
The Orcas Senior Center is proud to present their very first Art Auction, featuring over 200 paintings, photographs, and prints. Bidding has begun! Stop by soon to place your bid in the silent auction and to see our amazing display of artwork, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. The Live Auction on July 9th will highlight some of our most unique and exquisite pieces and will begin at approximately 6pm on the night of the event. Doors will open at 4:30pm. We will be offering wine as well as hors d'oeuvres by Christina Orchid. The evening will begin and end with live entertainment by musical guests Skye Hovelman and Paris Wilson.
Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and may be purchased at the Orcas Senior Center, Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm or at Darvill's Book Store. All proceeds will benefit the Orcas Senior Center.


SUMMER FUN! ARTS, COOKING & SCIENCE 
This summer the Orcas Montessori School will be offering a month long summer program for children 3 - 7 from July 5 - 28. We will meet Monday through Thursday mornings from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
Yvonne Post who is leading the program will be assisted by Jessie Gonzalez. Yvonne brings many years of classroom experience, teacher training and program creation. She has organized and taught a variety of programs with young children as well as teens and adults. Her expertise and teaching experience includes cooking, nutrition, sustainable farming, sign language and art. Jessie has experience working with children of all ages as well. 
This summer's camp will feature the arts from Fine Art to Fiber to Found Material; Hands-on cooking and nutrition; Discovery science, nature and craft projects; Singing with voice and American Sign Language plus lots of good old-fashioned outdoor summer activities.

INFORMATION: Registration forms are available by emailing teresa@orcasmontessori.org or calling 360-376-5350.


DON'T MISS THE FREE ORCAS ISLAND ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR 
(Friday - Sunday, August 19 - 21)
Thirty premier Orcas Island artists and craftspeople will welcome the public into their working studios for the Orcas Artists' Three Day Studio Tour, Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
This free event will feature artists working in painting, print making, stone cutting, woodwork, blacksmithing, encaustics, ceramics, fiber arts, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations, meet the artists and purchase their most recent work.
A special Pre-Tour Show will be held at the Orcas Center from July 15 - August 30. An artists reception will be held on July 15th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm where you can meet with artists and see examples of their work all in one place. Refreshments will be served.
 
Brochures with maps and directions can be picked up at the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce office or on the web at OrcasArtistsStudioTour.com (#)
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-6957 or email skycap@earthlink.net for further information.   
 

WASHINGTON STATE PARKS 2016 FREE DAYS
Washington State Parks is offering  "free days" in 2016, when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. This means you can park at trailheads or recreation facilities without hanging a Northwest Forest Pass or Discover Pass or paying a park or refuge entrance fee. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days. Thank you for your support!
August 25: National Park Service 100th birthday
September 24: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veteran's Day 

 INFORMATION: Call Moran State Park at 360-376-2326.

 
Shop the Rock


OLGA'S ANNUAL JAMIE JOSEPH TRUNK SHOW
(Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3)
Join us the weekend of July 2nd for our Annual Jamie Joseph Trunk Show.  
Jamie Joseph hails from Seattle and is a well loved and coveted Jeweler.  She can be found in small specialty boutiques like ours all the way to Bergdorf Goodman in NYC. Come and see a large selection of her work including one of a kind rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  If you are a fan of this incredible jewelry designer you will not want to miss this! A great time to treat yourself or a loved one to a special piece.
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm         
No discounts or coupons can be applied for this event.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5863.


EMERALD ISLE SAILING CHARTERS: GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST 
It's still happening, the offer of offers: Great Bear Rainforest
Bella Bella B.C. to Orcas Island
September 7 through September 18
Lush nature, abundant wildlife, gourmet meals. And, of course, sailing! 20% off. Join us for a journey through one of the most spectacular areas on Planet Earth ... Great Bear Rainforest! Do consider joining us, you won't be disappointed!

INFORMATION: Visit www.emeraldislesailing.com; email charters@emeraldislesailing.com; call 360-376-3472.


PIANO TUNING AND REPAIR
We facilitate piano tuning and repair. Our contractor is certified in the following:
- A wide variety of technical services
- Vertical (upright) and Grand pianos
- Member of Piano Technicians Guild
 - and more
Please contact us for more information..
 
INFORMATION: Contact Orcas Island Concierge and Property Services: Tim at 360-472-0330 and Sonia at 360-610-2887. Email or visit our website.

   
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
 

UPDATED HOURS FOR ROSARIO
The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8:00 - 11:00 am: Breakfast (Daily)
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm: Lunch(Daily)
5:00 - 9:00 pm: Dinner (Daily) to 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday
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Moran Lounge Bar Menu
12:00 noon - 9:00 pm (Daily) to 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday
Happy Hour
3:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
Cascade Bay Grill at Rosario
Lunch & Dinner
12:00 noon - 9:00 pm, daily
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NEW HOURS FOR BROWN BEAR BAKING 
Starting Friday, July 1st, Brown Bear Baking will be open 7 days a week with our same hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.


FARM TO TABLE DINNERS AT RED RABBIT FARM 
Farm to table dinners start this Sunday, June 26 at 6:00 pm at Red Rabbit Farm. Byob. $75.00. Call to reserve 360-376-3208 or email redrabbitfarm@rockisland.com.


NEW HOURS FOR DEER HARBOR INN RESTAURANT
Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant is now open nightly, 5:00 - 9:00 pm.


NEW SUMMER HOURS FOR TEEZERS
Teezers is now open on Saturdays! Our summer hours start Saturday, June 18 Solstice.  Our new summer hours will be Mondays through Saturdays, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.  It is going to be a great summer on Orcas!
It is going to be a great summer on Orcas!

 
THE LOFT AT MADRONA IS OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON
We will be open for dinner Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm.
This Summer we will also be offering lunch from 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays!
Come join us on our fantastic waterfront deck and see what's new!

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-7173.
 

NEW SPECIAL AT DOE BAY 
The Doe Bay Cafe will be offering 10% off of all food and beverage purchases for Doe Bay Spa members on Sunday nights in the month of May.
All Orcas residents should consider a Doe Bay spa membership. To learn more or to sign up for a membership, please, call 360-376-2291! 
  
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2291.

DOE BAY CAFE: EXPANDED DINING HOURS

Expanded Hours at Doe Bay for May and June:
Brunch: Friday - Monday ~ 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dinner: Friday - Monday ~ 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Reservations highly recommended; please, call 360-376-2291.)
Open Mic Night & Themed Dinner: Thursday, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
   
 
INN AT SHIP BAY
The garden is growing and we look forward to seeing our friends on the island.
As in the past; open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5:00 pm in the Lounge & 5:30 pm in the Dining Room (closed Sundays & Mondays).
  
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5886.



NEW LEAF CAFE SUMMER HOURS
Breakfast:
Thursday, Friday, and Monday: 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Saturday and Sunday: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dinner:
Thursday - Monday: 5pm to 9:30pm
and Lounge:
Thursday - Monday: 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
*Dinner reservations highly recommended, please call 360-376-2200.

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-2200 with any questions.


DINING HOURS FOR MIJITAS 
MIJITAS is now open 7 days a week at 4:00 pm! We hope to see you soon!


PRIME RIB NIGHT AT THE ORCAS HOTEL
Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.  Please, call 360-376-4300 for reservations.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4300.


  
 
ROSES BAKERY CAFE & STORE HOURS
Roses Bakery Cafe open Monday - Saturday!  The Cafe hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm;  Store hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

INFORMATION: Contact Roses for details at 360-376-4292.
  

CAFE OLGA CELEBRATING 35TH YEAR!
Cafe Olga is celebrating its 35th year!
Hours: Open 7:00 am - 3:00 pm daily. Closed Wednesday.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5098.



DOE BAY FEST TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR LOCALS!
(Sunday & Monday nights at Doe Bay Café)
Doe Bay Fest 2016 is slated for Aug. 4-8 and as always the tickets are limited and highly sought after.  We do save aside some tickets specifically for Orcas Locals so that our Island community can join us for this musical highlight of the summer!  To purchase tickets, please eat at the Doe Bay Café for SUNDAY OR MONDAY DINNER.  Let your server know you want to buy Doe Bay Fest tickets and they will get you set up.  Please make an advance reservation if possible (360-376-8059), and do bring proof of your Local address.  Tickets for Doe Bay Fest 9 are $150 but Locals that eat in the Café on Sunday or Monday nights get a SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING of $100 per ticket!  Please join us for dinner and get your tickets for the hottest show on-island this summer!

Continuing Restaurant Specials
 
 
EVENTS AT RANDOM HOWSE THIS WEEK
We are open Wednesday-Saturday, 5:00-8:30 pm with our yummy Thai food. Reservations and to go orders 360-376-1111. If you make a reservation, please, leave a call back number and expect to hear a confirmation from us. We've had some people thinking they are leaving messages but they are not actually being saved on the machine. I think cell phones are not always registering on the machine because sometimes when I'm on the phone they can hear us but I have a hard time hearing them.

Lots of music options this week from fun loving, rockin' local talent.
Wednesdays: Open Mic, music starts around 7:00 pm (last week we had 3 hours worth!)
Thursday, 6/23: Dinner only
Friday, 6/24: Diver Dan, 8:30, no cover, all ages ~ Local (Seattle/Orcas) garage band featuring Steve Baker, friends and family, dance floor open
Saturday, 6/25: Camshaft and the Pistons, 9 pm, no cover, 21+ ~ All the way from Lopez Island!  Rockabilly and blues rock, dance floor open
Next week: 
Closed Friday, July 1, for a private party
Open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday for dinner 5:00-8:30 pm
Wednesday, 6/29:Open Mic
Thursday, 6/30: dinner only
Saturday, 7/2: Obey the Spider!
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-1111 or visit Randomhowse.com or facebook.com/randomhowse

 
THE LOFT
The Loft at Madrona has opened for the Summer Season!
We will be open for dinner Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm.
We are also offering lunch from 12:00-4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays!
Enjoy scallop sliders or a crab louie salad while taking in the water view from our rooftop deck!

INFORMATION: 360-376-7173.


THE MADRONA BAR & GRILL
Updated Summer Hours:
Sunday - Thursday, 11:30 - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:30 - 10:00 pm
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 pm & ALL DAY SUNDAY!
$5 Wines, Margaritas, & Bloody Marys
$1 off all Draft Beer and Well Drinks
Lots of small plates...  
Try our Bacon Jam & Gouda Kobe Sliders or Salmon Belly sliders with Chipotle Aoili.

INFORMATION: 360-376-7171.


OPEN MIC AT THE LOWER TAVERN
(Tuesdays at 9:00 pm)
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink, with us today!

INFORMATION: Call 360-317-4848.



OPEN MIC AT RANDOM HOWSE

(Wednesdays at 7:00 pm)
Come to Open Mic at Random Howse for music, poetry and stories.  We have a piano for you pianists!

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

 

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE DOE BAY CAFÉ WITH HOST KATE CZAJA 
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring SeaDoc in June)  
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 SeaDoc! Each Thursday in June Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to SeaDoc. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! Our host this week is Kate Czaja.
 

UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS AT DOE BAY THIS WEEKEND 
Sunday, June 26: Live music in the cafe with Seattle's Dark & Stormy. 7:30 - 9 pm. No cover. Reservations recommended!

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059.  


MARTINIS & JAZZ 
EVERY THURSDAY, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Moran Lounge 
Join us on Thursdays for a throwback evening of hand-crafted martinis and live jazz with Martin Lund.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222.
 
 
LIVE MUSIC AT THE DEER HARBOR INN RESTAURANT
(Fridays & Saturdays) 
Come enjoy live piano with Ron Meyers every Friday and Saturday night for dinner and Fried Chicken Dinners on Sundays.  Open for dinner daily from 5 - 9 pm.
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-1040 for reservations.
 
  

KARAOKE @ THE LOWER TAVERN
(Fridays @ 9:30 pm) 
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4848. 


ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Saturdays, 4:00 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 at 360-376-2152, ext. 300
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LIVE MUSIC AT ROSARIO 
(Saturdays at 6:00 - 9:00 pm) 
 Enjoy the incredible guitar playing and smooth vocals of Orcas Island's own Gene Nery in the Moran Lounge.  
     
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222.

 
Classes & Seminars 


SUMMER CAMP AT FUNHOUSE COMMONS
Our summer day camp program is quickly filling up! If you are interested in having your child be at the Funhouse this summer, please, register them as soon as you can!
This summer's themes are:
June 27- July 1: Around the World
July 4 - 8: No Day Camp
July 11 - 15: Animals
July 18 - 22: Crazy Creatures
July 25 - 29: Dinosaurs and Volcanoes
August 1 - 5: No Day Camp
August 8 -12: Summer Olympics
August 15 -19: Scavenger Hunts
August 22 - 26: Summer Fun
Funhouse Commons is open Mondays through Fridays.
The Funhouse Summer Camp weekly fee is $95 members and $125 non-members.
ROBOTICS CAMP
June 27- July 1 & July 18- July 22
Sandy Rost will teach two robotics camps at the Funhouse this summer using WeDo Robotics Kits to foster skills in building, robotics and coding.
Robotics camp is from 1:30-3:00 pm and is for ages 7-11.
The cost for this camp is $60.


INFORMATION: Register for summer camps by clicking here


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
(Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14 @ Orcas Island Community Church)
VBS will be held at Orcas Island Community Church this year from Monday, July 11, through Thursday, July 14.
The theme this year is "Submerged: Finding truth beneath the surface," based on Psalm 139:23-24. The motto is "Jesus sees. Jesus knows. Jesus saves," and we will learn about looking at the heart, not just the outside.
The church will be decorated for a time of "deep sea diving exploration" as kids enjoy fun and energetic action songs, times of teaching and prayer, building friendships and
Registration is at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11. VBS will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Registration will be online at OICC website the second week in June.

INFORMATION: For more info, visit https://vbs.lifeway.com/.


SPECIAL EVENTS AT ORCAS MANDALA YOGA STUDIO
Summer Sunrise Yoga Series with Christine Comito
(Thursday mornings, 7:30 am-8:30 am, starting June 30 - July 28)
Stepping onto your mat, first thing in the morning, is a wonderful opportunity to align with the energy of the sun and set the tone for your day. Early light and long days can become full with activity, gatherings and harvesting the fruits of the island. This series invites you to wake up early, take in the sweet morning light of summer and stay dedicated to your practice. A short 60 minUTE practice will focus on warming and opening the body through flowing salutations and well rounded sequences to prepare you for the day.
$50 pre-registration only

First Friday Vinyasa Yoga Workshop with Christine Comito
(Friday July 1, 5:30 - 7:30 pm)
Vinyasa Transitions: Foundation, Center, Alignment, Breath
This workshop series will explore 4 key points that help us to flow safely & gracefully through a continuous vinyasa flow class."Foundation" - Where is the foundation of the pose or sequence of asanas we are working on? During this first workshop we will experience how to awaken & strengthen our foundation through seated & standing poses, as well as asana that asks us to bear weight on our hands. This is a great opportunity to build steadiness & ease in your practice while becoming more aware of the actions of rooting, rising, inverting & bowing inward.
This series is open to all levels. Classes will be movement focused, with active discussion. Through this exploration you will to fine build awareness & confidence as you cultivate grace & fluidity in your flow practice.
$25 per class

Embody Love Workshop (Ages 19+)
(Friday, July 8, 5:30-8:30 pm)
The ancient holistic teachings of yoga combined with modern and relevant curriculum developed by clinical psychologist and yoga teacher, Dr. Melody Moore, the Embody Love Movement, offers powerful workshops for girls and women worldwide. As a facilitator for the nonprofit, Minta Allred guides you through a 2-3 hour transformational workshop for adult women ages 19 and up. The workshop takes participants on a journey toward self-acceptance. The goal is for women to set new intentions about how they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others. Participants are offered the opportunity to engage in process exercises in which they explore their internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and are given the tools to understand that these negative beliefs have a detrimental impact on their viewing themselves as purposeful and worthy.  
$25 OBO. Proceeds go to nonprofit www.embodylovemovement.org.

Kids Yoga Camp with Minta (Ages 7-10)
(Monday, July 11 - Thursday, July 14, 3:30-4:30 pm daily)
Join Minta for a four-day Yoga Camp for Kids! Through fun, age-appropriate activities, Minta creates space for children to strengthen their focus muscle, connect with themselves and their peers, learn to work with their breath and body to regulate their emotions, and through Yoga Nidra, cultivate deep relaxation. Based on a growing body of evidence, yoga and mindfulness practices can help children develop focus and concentration; the simple yoga exercises offered create space for improved health, behavior and even academic achievement.
Cost: $50 for all four sessions or $15 drop-in

"Merging with the Medicine Wheel"
(Wednesday July 20, 5:30 - 8:00 pm)
A Vinyasa flow yoga class with cacao ceremony & sacred sound healing, guided by Hana & Priscilla
Explore the fusion of the ancient internal practices of Yoga and Shamanism! Yoga (union with the Divine) and Shamanism (interaction with the spirit world) both are practices traditionally designed to lead us to the direct flow of wisdom. We begin the class with a cup of Sacred Cacao to connect us to Spirit and to help expand our Heart Chakra. We then use the ancient teachings of the Medicine Wheel to provide an anchor for this intense and transformational practice. Our experience will be deepened by the constant thread of Sacred Sounds performed live by Priscilla Barcellos.
Please pre-register for this Workshop. $25. http://www.orcasmandala.com/events/


NEW ZUMBA GOLD CLASS
(Thursday mornings, 9:30 am @ Odd Fellows Hall)
New Zumba Gold Class: Zumba with Orcas Dance Fitness now offers a second weekly Zumba Gold class, Thursday mornings at 9:30 am at Odd Fellows Hall.  Zumba Gold is a moderately paced, low impact version of Zumba.  

INFORMATION: For more information please, go to www.alysonstephens.zumba.com or email AlysonClarkStephens@Gmail.com.

 
Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 

CROW VALLEY SCHOOL MUSEUM IS READY FOR A BUSY SUMMER
(Open Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm) 
With clean windows and swept floors, the Crow Valley School Museum volunteers have opened the doors.  The Museum will be open 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm every Friday and Saturday until Labor Day. This historic schoolhouse can also be viewed by appointment; contact Rebecca Johnson at Rebecca.1420@yahoo.com. Groups that are celebrating family reunions or are part of weekend weddings have enjoyed having the Crow Valley School Museum on their list of "must-see" places during their visit to Orcas Island.
SPOOKY TALES AT CROW VALLEY SCHOOL MUSEUM 
(Friday nights, starting July 8, 5:00 pm) 
An exciting addition this year will be ghost stories told by our local professional storyteller, Antoinette Botsford, at the Crow Valley School Museum on Friday nights starting July 8th and ending August 27th.  Starting at 5:00 pm, an hour of "Spooky Tales with an Orcas Spin" will only be $10 per person and a family of four can attend for $25. Local residents should get their tickets early. Seating will be limited and you will not want to miss this evening about our popular, and not-so-popular, Orcas ghosts.

INFORMATION: To view by appointment, contact Rebecca Johnson at
Rebecca.1420@yahoo.com
 

WINGS OVER ORCAS ISLAND - AN AVIATION EXHIBIT   
Do you know who established the first scheduled air taxi-commuter airlines in the Northwest that has survived to this day?  Can you name "The Flying Doc of the San Juans?" What recent Orcas resident took the famous "Earth Rise" photo from Apollo 8?   Have you heard of our own humble but willing and skilled Mercy Pilots?  
Join us for this year's feature exhibit in the Orcas Island Historical Society's Pioneer Museum to learn the answers to these questions and to learn much more about the history of flight on Orcas Island. The WINGS OVER ORCAS ISLAND exhibit features stories and memorabilia from local and national aviation legends.  Our Director has assembled over a hundred photos, rare aviation artifacts spanning the era from World War II to the present, aviation art and much more to make this a fun exhibit that you don't want to miss.  
INFORMATION: To learn more about what the Historical Society is doing and what is happening at the Pioneer Museum and the Crow Valley School Museum, visit our website at www.orcasmuseums.org.


NEW ARTISTS - NEW SHOW - AT THE GALLERY
Come to THE GALLERY in Uptown Eastsound to enjoy an exciting and varied NEW SHOW of original art work including figurative, still life and landscape paintings, some serene and some a bit edgy, and now including innovative photography. It is a stunning collection of work by local artists.  
NEW HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
The GALLERY is located in Uptown Eastsound at 374 North Beach Road, across form Enzo's.
 

ART EXHIBITS @ ORCAS CENTER: ALL CRAFTS 
The June art exhibit, June 3 - July 13:
All Crafts in the lobby gallery and the Madrona Room. 
Madrona Room & Lobby Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm.


THIS MONTH'S ARTIST AT WASHINGTON FEDERAL : PETER CARLSON
(New art every month) 
Washington Federal's Artist of the Month for June 2016 is Peter Carlson.  Peters' show, titled "12 Months / 4 Seasons," is a series of new oil paintings inspired by the calendar year. Each piece vividly reflects the light and emotion of the month they depict. Join us Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm to enjoy Peters' work.


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

 
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturdays, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
The Museum office is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tours can be arranged by appointment.
The Orcas Island Historical Museum is unique in being the only object-based, interpretive heritage facility for the island, with a permanent collection comprised of approximately 6000 objects, paper documents and photographs.
Also, please, click here to read the Museum's 2016 Summer Newsletter.  

INFORMATION:  Call the Museum at 360-376-4849.

 
THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS 
The Orcas Island Artworks is now open for the 2016 season. Please welcome three fabulous new artists: Robert Dash, photography; Sean Forest Roberts, ceramics; and Ashley Ryder, jewelry. Open daily 10:00 am - 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 am - 9 pm daily.  The tour is free.  
 
INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152, ext. 300.
 
Public Meetings on Orcas Island

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


Wednesday, July 6 (5:00 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3 (Library) Meets first Wednesday of the month.
 
Thursday, July 7  (3:00 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee (Eastsound Fire Station) Meets first Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, July 12  (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board (Library Meeting Room) Call 360-376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, July 12 (3:30 pm). The Friends of the Orcas Island Library Board meeting, Meets every second Tuesday of the month at 3:30. For more information, please, visit our Web site.
 

Wednesday, July 13 (1:30 - 3:30 pm).  Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Community Center) Call 360-376-3199 for more info. Public is welcome.Meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Thursday, July 14 (4:00 - 6:00 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District 
(Eastsound Fire Station) Meets second Thursday of the month.

Thursday, July 14 (6:00 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room) Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 360-376-5285 for more information.   
 
 
 
 

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

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

 

Lance Evans, Executive Director

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

 

Lisa Boyd, Staff

Celia Farr-Smith, Staff 

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

  

Chamber Signature Box