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Susan Gudgell, President
Colleen Armstrong, VP
Mary Clure, Secretary 
Kim Morgan, Treasurer  
Shannon Borg
Charles Dalton
Lee Horswill
Marlace Hughes
Mia Kartiganer
Jacob Linnes 
Cindy Morgan
Mike Stolmeier


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Lance Evans
Executive Director

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

 
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Events This Week & Beyond  
   

MOVIES OF THE WEEK AT SEA VIEW THEATRE: 
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
(Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 7:30 pm)
The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Rated PG-13. Starring  Felicity JonesDiego LunaAlan Tudyk. 
STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE (1977) 
(Saturday, 4 pm) 
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. Rated PG. Starring  Mark HamillHarrison FordCarrie Fisher.

INFORMATION: Please, call the Sea View Theatre at 360-376-5724, located at 234 A Street, Eastsound.


MAI COMES TO DOE BAY! 
(Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26)
Doe Bay Resort & Retreat welcomes the first inaugural MAI Festival---including great music, art & ideas programming. Shake those cabin fever blues by joining in the fun for this unique weekend of intimate performances, topical workshop & talks and creative art that won't disappoint!
Island residents can enjoy MAI with a greatly discounted ticket. Enjoy a $40 "locals only" ticket for the whole weekend (a $35 savings)!
Purchase tickets at www.maifestival.com using the promo code "MAIORCASFRIENDS" 
Featuring: Motopony, The Maldives, Dance Church and many more...


ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Saturdays, 4:00 pm @ Rosario) 
Enjoy a presentation of music and photography that walks guests through the history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the historic Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ with the silent film, stories of the Mansion's most colorful residents, and Christopher's original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Complimentary and open to the public.     

INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152, ext. 300
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MEN'S BREAKFAST AT COMMUNITY CHURCH
(Saturday, February 25, 8:30 - 10:30 am @ Orcas Island Community Church)
All island men are invited to attend a men's breakfast at Orcas Island Community Church on Saturday morning, February 25. Recreational chef Stan Armstrong and friends will be creating something fresh and unique out of in-season produce and select meats, and there will also be a vegetarian option.
   During the breakfast, associate pastor Brian Moss will share about the journey that led him from the small Iowa farm where he grew up, to touring the country as a musician and songwriter, to becoming a pastor here on Orcas Island.
   The breakfast will run from 8:30 - 10:30 am. Admission is by donation. You can sign up at the community church office or call 376-6422 to attend.


FREE MOVIE AT THE SENIOR CENTER
(Saturday, February 25, 4:00 pm @ the Senior Center)
Life Church presents WAR ROOM, a feature-length film released nationwide in August of 2015 that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives. The movie will be shown at the Senior Center on Saturday, February 25, starting at 4:00 pm. This is a free community event with free popcorn and 50 cents for soda.

INFORMATION: For more information, contact Bogdan at 760-613-3103.


SAINT JOAN AT ORCAS CENTER
(Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm, Streaming Live Center Stage)
The National Theatre production of Saint Joan is broadcast live from London to Orcas Center on Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 pm. Bernard Shaw's play depicts Joan of Arc, a young girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. She threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. From the torment of the Hundred Years' War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Don't miss the convincing and compelling revival of Saint Joan, a production which radiates with contemporary resonance.
Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office
www.orcascenter.org                                                                                                              
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1
 
 
RUSALKA AT ORCAS CENTER
(Sunday, February 26, 1:00 pm, Live in HD Center Stage)
Orcas Center presents the New York Met's Rusalka by Dvořák streaming Live in HD on Sunday, February 26, at 1:00 pm. Islanders will be smitten by the enchanting opera about a mermaid who gives up her voice to become mortal after falling in love with a human prince. The mysterious story is complete with an aria to the moon, dancing wood sprites, a water gnome who presides over a meadow, and a witch who dwells in the forest. This haunting love story is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." 
   If you've not yet experienced the Metropolitan Opera streamed from New York City to Orcas Center, now you can be initiated to a "front row" opera with internationally acclaimed greats.
Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 subsidized tickets available at the box office. www.orcascenter.org                                                                                                             
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1


NATIVE PLANT SALE
Place your order by Wednesday, March 1. (Pick-up day is Saturday, March 11)
WSU Extension and San Juan Islands Master Gardener Foundation present their annual Native Plant Sale. Choose from 17 different native plants including nootka rose, red flowering currant, blue elderberry, western red cedar and more!! Pre-order plants at www.mgfsjc.org. Pre Orders are due March 1st and pick-up is Saturday, March 11th. Pick-up locations are San Juan County Fairgrounds (SI), Orcas Island Grange (Orcas), Sunset Builders Supply (Lopez). Additional plants will be available day of at San Juan County Fairgrounds on March 11th.
 
INFORMATION: For questions, call the WSU Extension Master Gardener program at 378-4414 or visit www.mgfsjc.org for details and order forms.


ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR WITH STEPHEN NEWBY
(Rehearsals: Saturday, March 4; 
Performance: Sunday morning, March 5, 9:30 am worship service)
This March, islanders are invited to join a weekend to sing with the Orcas Island Community Gospel Choir, led by returning composer/conductor Dr. Stephen Newby of Seattle Pacific University. The weekend will showcase a hybrid of genres ranging from gospel to classical and jazz. Songs will include psalms, gospel songs and spirituals like "Calling My Name," "Dwell in the House," "My Lord, What a Mourning," as well as original compositions by Newby like "I Shall Delight" and "Mercy."
   There will be two rehearsals on Saturday, March 4, culminating in a performance on Sunday morning, March 5, during the church's 9:30 am. worship service.
   The event will be hosted by the community church. 


MUSIC ADVOCACY GROUP'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERT
(Sunday, March 5, 3:00 pm in the Old Gym)
SCHOOL MUSIC MATTERS! 
Come to the Orcas School on Sunday, March 5, at 3:00 pm and support Orcas Public School Music. Music will be performed by the Community Band, Island Sinfonia, Choral Society and school groups.
Admission by donation.


LEARN TANGO! COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS 
(Monday, March 6, 7:00 - 9:00 pm @ the Odd Fellows Hall)
Local instructors are again offering their community dance class on Monday, March 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Odd Fellows Hall. We will be offering Tango and are honored to have Stan and Kay Miller assisting us on this marvelous dance. Stan and Kay have been dancing Tango for quite a few years and are very proficient at it. Instruction will begin promptly at 7:00 pm followed by dancing at 8:00 pm. The classes are free and no partner is needed. Learn to dance which
is good for your health, well being and ability to relate to others. Come out and enjoy yourself while learning of improving your knowledge of dance.

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


HEDDA GABLER AT ORCAS CENTER
(Saturday, March 11, 7:30 pm Streaming Live Center Stage)
The National Theatre production of Hedda Gabler: "I've no talent for life." Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free . . . Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).
Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office
www.orcascenter.org

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1


SPAMALOT AT ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18 & 23-25, 7:30 pm, Center Stage;
a RECEPTION will follow the Opening Night production on Thursday, March 16)
This March Orcas Center will feature the award-winning musical Monty Python's Spamalot, on Center Stage with Doug Bechtel directing an all-island cast. The musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend and the mythic Search for the Grail. Get your tickets now! (Parental discretion advised - some adult language.)
   Orcas Center has been planning this extensive musical theater production for over a year, with a cast of 25 Orcas Islanders, directed by Doug Bechtel along with music director Jim Shaffer-Bauck, choreographer Suzie Fraser, Stage Manager Lynda Sanders, costume designer Kathy Walsh, set construction lead Dan Walker, Prop Master Thelma McTavish and dozens of volunteers making set pieces, sewing, painting and working back stage. Spamalot will run for six performances, March 16-18 and March 23-25.
There will be a reception following the Opening Night production on Thursday, March 16.
Don't delay - get your tickets now!
Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office
www.orcascenter.org

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1

 
Shop the Rock


THE MANSION BOUTIQUE - FEBRUARY SALE
Enjoy up to 70% off clearance prices all month long as we welcome new spring inventory.
Barr-Co. Products 30% off ▪ Mersea Products 30% off ▪ Jewelry ▪ Cosmetics ▪ Ornaments ▪ Totes ▪ Scarves ▪ Wraps
Boutique Hours:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm: Sunday - Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm: Fridays and Saturdays (2.16/2.23)


RAIN, WIND, SNOW, ICE
Attention Second Home Owners on Orcas Island: We have been experiencing extreme cold and high winds. Fallen trees and property damage have occurred all over the Island. 
   Unfortunately, there has been an increase in crime on Orcas: (stolen cars, burglaries, theft). We are sad to say this in our Chamber Blast, but it is a reality that needs to be addressed. We offer home watch service while you are away. One of our current clients says we offer "peace of mind."  We will visit your property, inspect it and email you a report with photos. (2.16/2.23)
www.orcasislandconcierge.comwww.orcasislandpropertyconcierge.com
360-376-4833; Sonia: 360-610-2887; Tim: 360-472-0330
 

Restaurant News & Dining Deals
 

BEARS IN HIBERNATION
Brown Bear Baking will be closed Tuesday, February 21 - Thursday, March 2, so our team members can enjoy a winter break. See you again on Friday, March 3, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


NEW LEAF CAFE IS NOW OPEN!
(Make reservations now) 
The New Leaf Cafe is now open for dinner with our new spring hours.
Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (2.16/2.23) 

For quick and easy online reservations visit our website www.outlookinn.com or our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/newleafcafeorcas/  Or call (360) 376-2200
 

CATKIN CAFE IS NOW OPEN
Catkin Cafe is now open, serving breakfast and lunch all day
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Wednesday - Sunday
Closed: Monday & Tuesday (2.16/2.23)


HOGSTONE'S WOOD OVEN IS NOW OPEN
Hogstone's Wood Oven opened Friday, February 17, at 5:30 pm.
Days and hours: Friday - Sunday, 5:30 open. (2.16/2.23)
 

WEST SOUND CAFE IS NOW OPEN
The West Sound Cafe is taking reservations! Call 360-376-4440. 
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday dinners: 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Spring Season Menu (2.16/2.23) 
 

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.  



CLEVER COW FALL SPECIALS!
(Extended through March)  
Two specials are waiting for you at the Clever Cow Creamery! The Clever Daily Special! A daily special of soup, ½ cheese panini sandwich and a single scoop ice cream for just $10 (including tax)! And how about A Sunday Sundae Special! $1 off all sundaes on any Sunday. Who says ice cream doesn't go with winter? Not the Clever Cow! Clever Cow Creamery in downtown Eastsound. Open noon to 8:00 pm. Thursday through Sunday. 360-376-5222. 

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5222
 

BODEGA ONTANON RIOJA WINNER DINNER AT ROSARIO
(Friday, March 3, 2017)
Five Course Menu with Spanish Wine Pairings. $110 per person
6:00 pm arrival; 6:30 pm seating. Dinner Details.
*$99 standard room rate for dinner guests (2.16/2.23) 
 
Reservations: 360-376-2222 
Click Here for details.
 

LUNCHTIME COOKING CLASS SERIES WITH CHEF RAYMOND SOUTHERN
A three-part cooking class series taught by Raymond Southern, Executive Chef, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa
  • Tuesday, February 28: Winter Braising
  • Tuesday, March 7: Latin American Cuisine
  • Tuesday, March 14: Pasta 101
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Great cooking isn't just about recipes - it's about techniques and learning how to intuitively balance flavors.Chef Southern will teach you professional tips and secrets as you work with other students in a fun, hands-on environment.
You'll finish with a sit-down lunch and enjoy the dishes you've created!  Classes limited to 10 participants. individual classes: $75
Purchase entire series and receive a  $75 gift certificate for Dinner at The Mansion.
Click Here for details. (2.16/2.23) 
 
Reservations: 360-376-2222
 

Continuing Restaurant Entertainment & Events 


Random Howse FOOD AND EVENTS AT RANDOM HOWSE   
This week we have two opportunities for Thai and music and one dance night. Reservations would be good for Thursday night. To-go orders available Wednesday and Thursday. 376-1111
Wednesdays:
Open Mic, Thai 5-8, music starts around 7, all ages welcome
Saturday, February 25:
Latin Club Night, 9:00 pm, 21+, no cover. Free Salsa lessons: 9:00 pm. This is always a great night which brings different facets of our community together!
Next week sneak peek:
Wednesday: Open Mic
 

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 AT THE DOE BAY CAFE
(Thursday Evenings -
Sponsoring Salmonberry School in February)
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 Salmonberry School! Each Thursday in January, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Salmonberry School. Great food, music and a fantastic cause!

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059
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THURSDAYS: MARTINIS & MARTIN
(Thursdays at 6:00pm) 
EVERY THURSDAY, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Moran Lounge 
Join us on Thursdays for an evening of hand-crafted cocktails and live music with island favorite Martin Lund.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222.
 

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


SATURDAY: MUSIC IN THE MORAN LOUNGE AT ROSARIO 
(Saturdays at 6:00 - 9:00 pm) 
"Music in the Moran Lounge" with Guitarist Gene Nery
EVERY SATURDAY, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, in the Moran Lounge
   
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222.

 



Announcements 


ORCAS ISLAND BLOOD DRIVE
(Thursday, March 16, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm @ the Eastsound Fire Station)
Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration and screening. To schedule an appointment, please, visit bloodworksnw.org/drives, sponsor code 2650, or call 1-800-398-7888.
Please bring photo ID to the blood drive.
Sponsored by the Orcas Island Lions Club.


HELP THE FOOD BANK CHOOSE A NEW LOGO!
When the Orcas Island Food Bank Board starting thinking it might be time to update its image, we thought it would be fun to bring you all in on the process. Here's your chance to make your voice heard on what logo we should choose. We've put the choices on a nifty survey form that may be accessed by just clicking on this link. It will take about 2 minutes of your time. You may only vote ONCE, so choose wisely! We'll let you know the winner after March 15th. Thanks for helping us out!


ORCAS CENTER INVITES ALL ISLAND ARTISTS TO SHOW THEIR ARTWORK IN MARCH
The Orcas Center Visual Arts Committee invites all island artists to show their artwork in March, for an On and Off the Wall exhibit.
Bring your ready-to-hang work to the Madrona Room on Wednesday, March 1, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
A reception will be held in the Madrona Room on Friday, March 3, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Bring yummy food items to share, bring your friends and family.
Pick-up date after the show is Wednesday, March 29, Madrona Room, 10:00 - 11:00 am.


ORCAS CENTER'S ANNUAL MEETING
Orcas Center's Annual Meeting is on Sunday, March 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1.


CROW VALLEY GALLERY CELEBRATES LOVE
Love of Art
Love of Community
Love of ... LOVE.
Treat your Winter Eyes to bursts of color throughout the gallery. We will treat you to a local discount of 10 - 30% off on beautiful work from our 100+ artist's collections during the month of February.
Sun M Tu W Th - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm / Fri 11:00 - 5:00 pm / Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We have several new local artists and always happy to look at adding more island art.
360-376-4260 ... Please, note that we are using the "Cabin" phone number in place of the Main Street number now.


CALLING ALL TREE HUGGERS!
(Time for Good Steward Awards nominations)
Look out Oscar, the Finnie is coming! Its award season here in the San Juans. Know Stewardship Network someone who deserves to walk the stewardship red carpet? Nominate them for a Good Steward Award! Since 2008, the Good Steward Awards, affectionately known as "Finees," have been sponsored by the Stewardship Network of the San Juans in honor of individuals, families, teachers, students and businesses that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to preserving the land and sea of the San Juan Islands archipelago in their daily lives. Award recipients will be presented with large pottery "Finees," fish-shaped creations handcrafted on Orcas Island. Award presentations will be in April, as part of island Earth Day festivities. (2.9./2.16)
 
To nominate a person or business, visit stewardshipsanjuans.org/nominate-a-good-steward/  Nominations are due by March 1, 2017. Questions? Email the Finee Committee at stewardshipsji@gmail.com
 

TAX HELP TO BE OFFERED AT ORCAS SENIOR CENTER 
(Fridays, through April 14, 9:00am - 4:00 pm @ the Orcas Senior Center)
Jim Biddick (Lions Club) and John Carl (Kiwanis Club) will be available to assist with taxes at the Orcas Senior Center on Fridays, February 10 through April 14 from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. The tax service is for low-to-moderate income taxpayers ($52,000).
The program is not associated with the IRS TaxAide program and is not a for-profit program. The taxpayer will be responsible for all information provided and for the completeness and correctness of the tax return. Returns must be filed by mail.  
The service is free, but a donation of $5 is appreciated to cover program costs; any profit for the program is donated to the Senior Center. (2.9/2.16)

INFORMATION: Contact Jim Biddick at 376-2488 for an appointment or via email at JimBiddick@aol.com.


PIONEER MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN!
When is the last time you were at the Pioneer Museum? Have you met our new Director, Brittney? Have you seen the discounts and new items at the Gift Shop?
The Pioneer Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm or by appointment. Admission is by donation, there is a craft table for children to enjoy, and a great selection of Gift Shop items. Now is the time to visit your local museum! 181 North Beach Road, Eastsound (2.9/2.16)

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4849 or visit www.orcasmuseums.org.


ORCAS ISLAND ROTARY MEETING 
Orcas Island Rotary: a Satellite Club of the San Juan Island Rotary Club
(Next Meeting: Friday, February 24)
February Schedule: 
2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
Fire Station, 45 Lavender Lane, Eastsound

INFORMATION: Please contact Jeanne McPherson for details: jeanne@mcpherson-wfdev.com or 251-716-9598 (Cell)

   
CLASSES, SEMINARS, & WORKSHOPS
 

EDC OFFERS FREE WORKSHOP ON BUSINESS FEASIBILITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS
(Tuesday, February 28, 10:00 - 11:30 am. at the Orcas Island Fire Department)
Advance registration is required.
All entrepreneurs wonder if there is a market for their business ideas, or if they will make money from them. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop to learn more about Business Feasibility on February 28, from 10:00 - 11:30 am. on Orcas Island, sponsored by Island Market and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). 
One of the most important steps for entrepreneurs in starting their new businesses is to assess their ideas' feasibility, to minimize risks and to increase their businesses' potential for success. This workshop will be led by Tony Salas of the SBDC, and a management consultant for over a decade. The course will cover the steps necessary to assess the market, manage risk, determine economic and technological feasibility, and to ensure greater success for a startup or business expansion.
Free workshop; advance registration is required: https://edcfeasibility.eventbrite.com.

INFORMATION: Questions? Call 360-378-2906 or email info@sanjuansedc.org.

Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 

CROW VALLEY GALLERY CELEBRATES LOVE
Love of Art
Love of Community
Love of ... LOVE.
Treat your Winter Eyes to bursts of color throughout the gallery. We will treat you to a local discount of 10 - 30% off on beautiful work from our 100+ artist's collections during the month of February.
Sun M Tu W Th - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm / Fri 11:00 - 5:00 pm / Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We have several new local artists and always happy to look at adding more island art.
360-376-4260 ... Please, note that we are using the "Cabin" phone number in place of the Main Street number now. (2.16/2.23)


LOCAL ARTIST GAIL ANDERSON-TOOMBS SHOW AT ORCAS CENTER
March Art Exhibit: Color for a Winter Day
(Opening reception: Friday, March 3, 5:50 - 7:00 pm)
Please, visit the lobby of Orcas Center during the month of March to see the newest work of local artist Gail Anderson-Toombs and be ready to smile! This is her first show at the Orcas Center and will contain over 50 new pieces never seen by the public and of course some older favorites. The newest paintings have items like vintage jewelry, keys, beads and more fun things incorporated in them.....providing a very unique and colorful art show for a winter day!
Please, join Gail to celebrate this opening at a reception at Orcas Center on Friday, March 3, from 5:50 pm - 7:00 pm and visit during open hours during March. The "On and Off the Wall" art show in the Madrona room will be opening at the same time so lots to see and lots of fun! See you then.


THIS MONTH'S ARTIST AT WASHINGTON FEDERAL: ANITA HOLLADAY 
(New art every month)  
Washington Federals artist of the month in February is Anita Leigh Holladay. Please join us Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 5:00 pm to view Anita's photographic series from her recent visit to Ireland and Scotland. Whether or not you have seen her most recent exhibits, here's a great opportunity to catch up with or re-view her work fantastic eye.

 
ORCAS ISLAND PIONEER MUSEUM REOPENS
When is the last time you were at the Pioneer Museum? Have you met our new Director, Brittney? Have you seen the discounts and new items at the Gift Shop?
The Pioneer Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm or by appointment. Admission is by donation, there is a craft table for children to enjoy, and a great selection of Gift Shop items. Now is the time to visit your local museum!
181 North Beach Road, Eastsound

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4849 or visit www.orcasmuseums.org


THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS IS NOW OPEN
We welcome three fabulous new artists: Tim Clark, textiles; Michelle Hamon, ceramics; and Reanna McNeil, cast glass. Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408  


MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 9 am - 9 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm daily.  The tour is free.  
 
INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152, ext. 300


THE LAMBIEL (ART) MUSEUM
(Open by appointment only)
A discerning private collection of works by San Juan Islands' artists. Guided tours of the Museum and its grounds are available only by appointment.

INFORMATION:  Call 360-376-4544
 
Public Meetings on Orcas Island

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

Wednesday, March 1 (5:00 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3 (Library) Meets first Wednesday of the month. 

Thursday, March 2  (3:00 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee (Eastsound Fire Station) Meets first Thursday of the month.
 
Wednesday, March 8 (1:30 - 3:30 pm).  Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Fire Station 24 on Channel Road) Call 360-376-3199 for more info. Public is welcome. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. 

Thursday, March 9 (4:00 - 6:00 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District 
(Eastsound Fire Station) Meets second Thursday of the month.
 
Thursday, March 9 (6:00 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room) Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 360-376-5285 for more information. 

Tuesday, March 14  (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, March 14 (3:30 pm). The Friends of the Orcas Island Library Board meeting. Meets every second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm. For more information, please, visit our website
 
 
 
 

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

Barb Buman, Volunteer

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

  

Chamber Signature Box 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 252, 65 North Beach Road, Eastsound, WA 98245
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