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Susan Gudgell, President
Mary Clure, Secretary
Mike Stolmeier
Charles Dalton
Colleen Armstrong
Mia Kartiganer
Shannon Borg
Jared Lovejoy
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  
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65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273
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Big BBQ Bash Coming on Sunday, August 31!

Mark your calendars for an "end of summer" Big BBQ Bash at the Eastsound Village Green!  It all starts at 11 am with games to play ... tug of war ... 3-legged sack races, and is followed by a summer barbecue meal from Chef Bill Patterson (Sazio di Notte), featuring a roasted pig, barbecued beef & chicken, corn on the cob, and potato salad.  And live music on the stage!

Don't miss the Beer Garden, featuring Orcas Island's own Island Hoppin' Brewery - and their amazing beers.  Did we mention the homemade pies and vanilla ice cream?  Don't miss this!  It's all to help support the Chamber of Commerce and our special events. Stay tuned for more details.

Events This Week

 

LIVE MUSIC: LOCAL FOLKS - CARL BURGER & MARC COHEN

(Thursday, July 31 at 7pm @ Random Howse)LOCAL FOLK is a musical duo rooted in traditional American folk music with occasional forays into pop, jazz, rock, parody, and the music of contemporary singer-songwriters. Orcas Island residents Carl Burger (emeritus inn-keeper) and Marc Cohen (emeritus philosophy professor) will present a program of instrumental and vocal music, accompanying themselves on guitars (both 6- and 12-string), banjos, and bass. With tight harmonies and flying fingers, they offer both original tunes as well as their own interpretations of the work of others. Everyone is encouraged to sing along! Free, all ages. Dinner starts at 5 pm.
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


EASTSOUND ANNUAL ORCAS FLY-IN  & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
(Friday - Sunday, August 1 - 3 @ Eastsound Airport)
The 30th annual Old Fashioned Fly-In is fun for the whole family!  Each year 100-150 aircraft attend the Orcas Fly-In from around the country. Come enjoy the best of general aviation! Warbirds, experimentals, old fashioned airplanes, local pilots and seaplanes, aircraft, plus flying demonstrations. There will be a pancake breakfast both days at the Firehall from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Also enjoy the Orcas Road Classics car club's most widely known event is the annual car show hosted during the first weekend of August in conjunction with the Fly-In. This year the club has decided to give back to the community and has teamed up with the local Food Bank by accepting cans of food and cash donations for this cause. Car entrants to the show are asked to donate food for the Food Bank and/or $10 as an entrance fee to help this local charity.The event is sponsored by EAA (Experimental Aircraft Assoc) Chapter 937.  Admission: Free

INFORMATION:  Call Gil Blinn at 376-6579


ON SCREEN: 'JERSEY BOYS' @ SEA VIEW THEATRE
(Friday & Saturday @ 8 pm)
The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Rated R.

INFORMATION: 234 A St, 360-376-5724


ON STAGE: GOOD LOVELIES @ ORCAS CENTER
(Friday, August 1 at 7:30 pm)
Since they last graced our stage the Good Lovelies went on the Vinyl Café Christmas tour and they took home two Canadian Folk Music Awards for best Vocal Group of the Year and Ensemble of the Year. The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, all of them best friends who rely on unerring three-part vocal harmonies, clever songs, and convulsively funny repartee on stage.
$25, $19 Orcas Center members, $11 students.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 ex 1


LATIN CLUB NIGHT @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Friday, August 1 from 9 pm)
Merengue, Salsa, Cumbias shake up our NW routine. 21 and over. No Cover!

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


DVSAS 2014 5K RUN/WALK
(Saturday, August 2. Registration starts at 8 am, from Orcas Athletics, 188 A St)
Come support the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services as we all work together to Challenge Abuse and Change Lives.  Grand Prize winner will receive a FREE 3 month membership at Orcas Athletics! Registration Entry fees: $20 for 19+ yrs, $15 for students and seniors, $10 for those 12 and under. $20 T-shirt.

INFORMATION: Contact DVSAS - Orcas Office 360-376-5979

 
ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS' MARKET  
(Saturdays from 10 am - 3 pm @ Eastsound Village Green) 
Island Fresh, Island Made ~ All items sold in the market are grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans! Be sure to visit us on Facebook at Orcas Island Farmers Market for all of the latest Market news.  

 

INFORMATION: For more information please call Jennifer Pietsch, Market Manager at 317-8342 or via email at orcasislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com 

 

 

THE MET: LIVE IN HD ON SCREEN - VERDI'S 'OTELLO' @ ORCAS CENTER

(Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 pm)
Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha in the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Renée Fleming. Semyon Bychkov conducts.$18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 ex 1  

 

 

DINNER THEATER: 'NO MAN IS AN ISLAND' @ RANDOM HOWSE

(Saturday, August 2 from 8 - 10 pm)
Threshold Ensemble presents a night of story telling, drama, comedy and music. $15 donation suggested. www.thresholdensemble.org.

INFORMATION:  360-376-1111  

 

 

AUCTION TO BENEFIT ORCAS ISLAND FOOD BANK

(Saturday, August 2, 8 pm @ Deer Harbor Marina)
Support a vital island community service organization. Items include: moorage, pottery and babysitting services.

 

 

CONCERT IN THE PARK
(Sunday, August 3 from 5 - 7 pm on the Village Green, Eastsound)
Bring your picnic Sunday and enjoy local musicians.


REPERTORY WEST DANCE ENSEMBLE @ ORCAS CENTER
(Sunday, August 3 at 6:30 pm)
Come enjoy an evening of selected dances from the excellent Repertory West Dance Ensemble.  WWU's Department of Theatre & Dance Faculty have choreographed a varied program featuring the best dancers from the WWU Dance Program.
Three of the dances on the program are Premieres and the remaining three works were first performed this spring. Solos, duets, trios and a full company of 15 dancers with music as varied as Henry Purcell, Gabriel Faure and Hank Williams ensure an evening of fine dance, entertainment and variety.  Bring the whole family!
Tickets for Repertory West Dance Ensemble's performance are $10 for adults, $5 students, and may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center Box Office open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon - 4 pm.

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 ex 1


FREE DANCE LESSONS @ ODDFELLOWS
(Monday, August 4 from 7 - 9 pm)
Local instructors are again offering their community dance classes.  It will be swing and instruction will begin promptly at 7pm followed by dancing at 8pm.
The classes are free and no partner is needed.  

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

 
MOVIE NIGHT @ THE BARNACLE  

(Different Movie every Tuesday, 8 pm) 

Your hosts Peter Vincent and Andy Martin show a different movie every week.We'll make up fantastic and inexpensive drink specials just for the occasion. After the show is just as fun! Peter and Andy will have an open chat about the film & challenge you on trivia based around each weeks choice. See you there!   

 

 

BROWN BAG CONCERT: IRTHLINGZ

(Wednesday, August 6 at noon @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church)
Sharon Abreu and Mike Hurwicz, singer-songwriters and co-founders of Irthlingz are performing this week. Admission is free but donations are welcomed to fund the Virgil Cleaveland Memorial Scholarship. The 1/2 hour concert begins at noon. All are invited to bring a lunch to eat in the gardens following the program. 

 

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING FARMERS' MARKET

(July 23 - August 13 from 5 - 8 pm)

Orcas Island Farmers' Market Celebrates the Summer with Wednesday Evening Markets! Join your Market friends for a bit of shopping, dinner, a beer and a nice bit of entertainment right on the Eastsound Village Green.  Wednesday July 23rd 5:00-8:00  is our fist Evening Market of the year featuring the Dust Bunnies and friends.  What could be nicer?   

 

INFORMATION:  Please call Jennifer Pietsch at 317-8342 

 

 

OPEN MIC @ RANDOM HOWSE 
(Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm. Dinner served from 5 - 9 pm) 
FREE, ALL AGES WELCOME, usually goes to 10 - 10:30pm.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111

 

 

BINGO!
(Thursday, August 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm @ American Legion Hall)  

The Sons of The American Legion are sponsoring BINGO to benefit Kaleidoscope Preschool & Childcare Center.  Bring the family out the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Each game cost .50 and winnings are half the pot!  If you wear your Kaleidoscope Tee shirt your first game is free. Concessions provided.  Hope to see you there!     


INFORMATION: Call 376-2484

 

 

LIVE BROADCAST SEAHAWKS vs BRONCOS @ SEAVIEW THEATRE
(Thursday, August 7 at 6:00pm kick off. BBQ Starts @ 5:00pm)

FREE ADMISSION.  We will be streaming live on the big screen the first pre-season Seahawks game against a the Denver Broncos! It the Super Bowl rematch.  Come cheer stadium style with no ferry, free parking and close to home!  BBQ opens at 5:00pm for burgers, hotdogs and veggie options too!  All proceeds from BBQ benefit the Seaview theatre building improvement fund.

INFORMATION:  Call 360-376-5724

 

 

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Announcements

 
DOE BAY FEST TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR LOCALS!  
(from now until they sell out...)  
Doe Bay Fest 2014 is slated for Aug. 7-11 and as always the tickets ($100 each) are limited and highly sought after.  In fact, they Sold Out as usual.  However, some tickets were saved aside specifically for Orcas Locals so that our Island community can join us for one of the highlights of the year!  To purchase tickets, call 360-376-2291.  We truly appreciate the support and encouragement of our Local community for Doe Bay Resort and Doe Bay Fest, and we are happy to create an opportunity for Locals to attend this music spectacular.  Please buy your tickets soon y calling 376-2291, while supplies last, and carpool or rideshare to get to Doe Bay Fest, since parking is limited. 
Volunteer inquiries should be emailed to doebayfestvolunteers@doebay.com .  
INFORMATION: Call 376-2291


THE LIBRARY FAIR IS A WIN-WIN SITUATION!
 
(Saturday, August 9 from 10 am - 3 pm @ Orcas Public Library) 
You win because there are thousands of donated books on display for you to choose among at VERY low prices. Your library wins because they benefit from the sale of these books.  Its a Win Win!  In addition to the books that are all new donations since the Winter Book Sale, there will be musicians, and vendors with food, crafts and more.  Come and join the festivities! (##)

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4985  
 
Shop the Rock

 
FIRST FRIDAY PARTY @ TRES FABU 

(Friday, August 1)
It's full-blown summer here on Orcas Island, when you want to run barefoot through a field while waving your hands in the air like you just don't care.  This isn't a time to be type A, all work, work, work.  It's a time to be carefree! So kick off your shoes, grab a big hat and waltz on over to Tres Fabu!  Our First Friday party is this Friday, August 1st, and we are having a sale on summer styles and denim jeans - all at 30% off!  We'll have refreshments, of course, and lots of little bargains to delight your summer soul.  

For a special treat on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, the Cremecart will be out in front of the cottage, offering their fabulous ice cream sandwiches with wonderful combinations of homemade cookies filled with the most delicious ice cream!  Check out their vintage cart with the white umbrella in front of Tres Fabu!  Learn more about Sommer and Michelle's local business here:  https://www.facebook.com/cremecart
We hope to see you all this Friday for a breezy summer party!  
We're open daily, Mon - Sat, 11 - 5 and Sunday, 12 - 4.

INFORMATION: 238 North Beach Rd, 360.376.7673

 

'ORCAS...FAMILIAR SPOTS' OPENS @ CROW VALLEY'S CABIN SHOP 

(Artist's reception Friday, August 1 from 4 - 7 pm)
David Ridgway paints 'Familiar Spots of Orcas'. This is the first Orcas solo show in years for this beloved artist. As a bonus, the reception on Friday August 1st also features the classical guitar music of Joe Miller.  The show runs through Labor Day with work hanging in both the Cabin and Main Street shops.  

INFORMATION: Please contact the gallery at 376-4260 



MASSAGE BY THE SEA INTRODUCES.....
(Tuesdays - Saturdays)
Somatic Yoga - $15 person (bring two people, $10 ea)
Private Jin Shin Jyutsu Sessions - Boosts the immune system and pain release, balances energy and emotions. (#)

INFORMATION: 360-376-8006


WILD ROSE WELLNESS
(August Special)
1 hour Aromatherapy Consult/Treatment $50.  1 hour Plant Spirit Reading $50.

INFORMATION: Call Deborah Darner, LMP at 360-376-4188
  
Classes & Seminars


ENERGETIC MEDICINE SESSIONS 

(Thursday/Friday, July 31/August 1 @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Bridget Boland is a shamanic energy healer certified by The Four Winds, an award-winning writer of 'The Doula', Forrest Yoga Teacher, birth and death coach, and former attorney. Bridget strives to provide a sanctuary for students to explore their emotional, energetic and physical landscapes through breath, movement and energetic processes including soul retrieval and destiny retrieval.
Healing Sessions ~ $120 for 90 minutes. Session Times on July 31 & August 1
11:30am - 1:00pm, 1:30 - 3:00pm, 3:30 - 5:00pm
Sessions occur on a massage table, followed up with talk/process time and homework. This powerful work facilitates profound physical, emotional and energetic transformation.  

INFORMATION:  To register for a session or for more information contact info@orcasmandala.com or 360-298-0218  



DANCE MASTER CLASS @ ORCAS CENTER
(Sunday, August 3 from 10 - 11:30 am)    
Dance Professor Penny Hutchinson will lead a Master Class for Intermediate level modern dancers in the Black Box (Orcas Center's Off Center Stage). Admission is $10 or free with a ticket purchased to the evening performance of the Reperatory West Dance Ensemble.  Contact Kara@orcascenter.org with questions.


YOGA CLASSES @ 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:doebay.com/activities (#)


DIVINE DIALOGS: EARLY MORNING MEDITATIONS WITH DR. ROSIE KUHN
(Monday - Friday, August 4 - 21 from 6:15 - 7:30 am)
A short, daily, hour and fifteen minute meditation and discussion over three weeks will empower participant committed to developing and practicing dialoging with their Divine Selves to:
·       Deepen their commitment to your spiritual practice,
·       Create avenues for potential practices to be with one's higher self,
·       And a time for deep dialog with you, as a Divine Being.
We will engage in silent meditation, some instruction, dialog, and quiet space to share with yourself. A commitment to a minimum of one week is requested.  Fee: $35.00 a week. $75.00 for Three Week Commitment. Location: Snowberry Ln, Eastsound.

INFORMATION: Contact Rosie through email: rosie@theparadigmshifts.com, or phone:360-376-4323


CALLING ALL ASPIRING ACTORS
(Two day workshop Saturday/Sunday, August 30/31 @ Camp Orkila)
Are you an adult beginning actor?  Are you experienced on the stage but want to improve your performance skills?  Then get ready to rumble.
The Maria Massey Memorial Fund, in concert with the Actors Theater of Orcas Island, is pleased to announce its first acting training program.  The fund was established to support the developing talents of Orcas Island actors as a way to honor the memory of Maria Massey, who was an actor on Orcas Island.
Renowned acting coach and director Paula Russell, who has lived and taught acting classes on Orcas for many years and now lives in Austin, Texas, is coming to Orcas and will conduct a two day acting workshop at Camp Orkila on August 30 and 31.
The course, which is targeted to adults with at least some acting experience, will consist of exercises, scene work and character building.
The workshop can accommodate a maximum of 16 students, on a first come first served basis, so sign up now. While the basic cost of the workshop is $50, the Maria Massey Memorial Fund will provide scholarship assistance to any student who needs financial help.
The training program will take place at the Alumni building at YMCA Camp Orkila.

INFORMATION:  To sign up or for further information, contact Doug Bechtel at doug@orcasactors.com


Restaurant News & Dining Deals

 

  

THIS WEEK @ RANDOM HOWSE 
(Wednesday - Friday from 5 pm) 
Cajun/Creole country specials.

INFORMATION:  360-376-1111


DOE BAY CAFE CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT
(Saturday, August 2)
Café closed for dinner Saturday, August 2nd for private event.


DOE BAY CAFE CLOSED DURING DOE BAY FEST
(Thursday- Wednesday, August 7-13)
During Doe Bay Fest, Aug. 7-11, festival wristbands are required to be anywhere on the property, including at the Doe Bay Cafe.  Please don't plan to visit the Doe Bay Cafe that weekend unless you are attending Doe Bay Fest!  The Doe Bay Cafe will be CLOSED following the fest on Tues. & Wed., Aug. 12 & 13.  The Cafe re-opens Thurs., Aug. 14, with the "Doe Bakery" coffeehouse in the morning and Pizza Night & Open Mic in the evening.  Please let your guests and visitors know - Aug. 7-13 is not the time visit the Doe Bay Cafe! We truly appreciate the support and encouragement of our Local community for Doe Bay Resort and Doe Bay Fest.  If you are interested in purchasing a ticket for Doe Bay Fest, please call the front desk at 360-376-2291.  Volunteer inquiries should be emailed to doebayfestvolunteers@doebay.com .
 
INFORMATION: Call 376-2291


Continuing Restaurant Specials

 

 
 
RED RABBIT FARM IS SERVING FARM-TO-TABLE DINNERS 
(Sundays at 6 pm through September) 
Throughout the season we offer a series of Farm to Table dinners.  The dinners are robust affairs, but limited to forty people.  We set the long table in the meadow or in the barn.  We fill bowls and platters with the best our farmers can provide that day.

INFO & RESERVATIONS: Call 360-376-3208


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

INFORMATION: 360-376-4300
 
 
HAPPY HOUR @ ROSARIO 
(Monday thru Thursday, 3 - 5 pm) 
Enjoy Happy Hour(s) in the Moran Lounge.


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
 
 
HAPPY HOUR @ THE MADRONA
(Monday - Friday, 3-6 pm & ALL DAY SUNDAY in the bar
$5 wines by the glass, mimosa's, margarita's & bloody mary's $1 off all well drinks and draft beer. $5 salads, $6 small plates, $7 beef, fish or pork sliders.  
 
INFORMATION:  376-7171

 

 

PIZZA NIGHT AND OPEN MIC AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ 
(Thursday Evening) 
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 Friends of Moran State Park! Each Thursday in July, Doe Bay Pizza and Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each pizza slice to Friends of Moran! Great food, music and a fantastic cause! 
 
INFORMATION:  call 376-8059 or see 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
 
 
Upcoming Events


TANGO! SUPERSTARS! PIANO EXTRAVAGANZA!

(August 8 - August 23) 

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is Two Weeks to Stand Up and Cheer.
Amazing, world famous musicians are coming to Orcas in August for one reason - the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.  August 8 through 23 will be filled with magnificent music and performances you'll never forget. Opening weekend journey to Buenos Aires for a true tango adventure, as Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann and Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker welcome tango pianist extraordinaire Pablo Ziegler and his Classical Tango Quartet. Artists back by popular demand this year include violinists Andrés Cárdenes, Monique Mead and Chee-Yun, baritone Philip Cutlip, the Gryphon Trio and cellist Anne Martindale Williams. In addition to ten evening concerts, Hamlet concerts in Olga, West Sound and Deer Harbor, a Program for Seniors, a Children's Concert and five Music Lovers Seminars on Orcas Island, the Chamber Music Festival is also presenting a Music Lovers Seminar on Lopez Island for "Nuevo Tango" August 7, and a concert featuring the Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet on Sunday, August 10 at Lopez Center.  For the complete schedule, visit www.oicmf.org or call 376-6636.   



SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR 
(Wed - Sat, August 13 - 16 from 9 am - 9 pm, San Juan County Fair Grounds) 
Four amazing days full of exhibits, demonstrations, games, rides, comedians, 
musicians, animals, delicious food and good old fashioned FUN!   www.sjcfair.org 
San Juan County Fairgrounds, 846 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor.

INFORMATION: Contact Maddie Ovenell,  360-378-4310


LIVE THEATER: 'THE SURPRISE VISIT' BY RON HERMAN
(Thursday/Friday, August 14/15, 7 pm @ Random Howse)
Cynthia has broken off her engagement to Bobby but has been afraid to tell her parents.  What happens when her parents make an unexpected visit to help her get ready for the wedding?  Lots!!  Fortunately, all's well that end's well.

INFORMATION: Tickets available at Darvills' Bookstore and online www.orcasactors.com


ORCAS ISLAND ARTISTS' THREE DAY STUDIO TOUR'
(Friday - Sunday, August 15 - 17 from 11 am - 5 pm)
This is your chance to visit the working studios of 32 premier Orcas Island Artists. See first hand how and where their special techniques are being mastered, meet the artists and purchase their most recent work.

INFORMATION: Visit OrcasArtistsStudioTour.com


COMMUNITY ZIPLINE DAY @ CAMP ORKILA!
(Saturday, August 16 from 9 - 11 am)
YMCA Camp Orkila would like to invite you to come out and take a ride on our 1000-ft Zip Line!  This great opportunity is FREE but by appointment.
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 15 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 & we look forward to seeing you!


DANCE PARTY: RATED R CLUB NIGHT @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, August 16 at 9 pm)
DJ Bohdicypha spins the tunes that make you move!

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


 
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. Doug Bayley is hanging his rich and colorful Orcas Island landscapes this month at Washington Federal. Stop by and check out his work!


ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm, Sundays 12 - 3 pm)
CROW VALLEY SCHOOL MUSEUM
(Open Wednesdays & Saturdays from 12 noon - 3 pm)
Summer hours May -Sept.  The Crow Valley School Museum is open Wednesdays & Saturdays 12 - 3 pm ;  Museum Office Hours: Monday - 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

(Monday thru 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, August 7 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee. (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.

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

Tuesday, August 12 (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.  

Wednesday, August 13 (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, August 14 (4 pm - 6 pm).  Orcas Island Park & Recreation
District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, August 14 (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.

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

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

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

 

Lance Evans, Executive Director

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

 

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