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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
Jacob Linnes 
Mike Stolmeier


Staff 
Lance Evans
Executive Director

Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Madie Murray, 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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WOMAN IN THE WOODS PRODUCTIONS
(Executive Director: Michell Marshall)
Providing understanding and appreciation of racial and cultural differences through artistic expression. Our Vision: To Enlighten, Excite & Entertain. Woman in the Woods Productions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Email: Send an email
Phone: 206-794-4127 

Events This Week & Beyond

 
ACTORS THEATER PRESENTS "THE OTHER PLACE" 
(Performances September 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 7:30 pm @ the Grange) 
This Tony nominated Broadway play tells the heartwarming story of Juliana Smithton who has invented a drug that is in final clinical trials and may be able to arrest the progression of dementia.   As she tells us, the drug will never be able to bring back memories that are lost because the brain cells that held those memories are gone.  But if successful, the drug will stop the progression of the disease. This play, Directed by Doug Bechtel, stars Aimee Johnson, Kevin Doyle, Bethany Moreradiant and Travis Baker. Language and subject matter may make this play unsuitable for pre-teens. Show runs 90 minutes without an intermission. Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvills Book Store, on-line at orcasactors.org and at the door.  
    
INFORMATION: contact Doug Bechtel at 360-317-5601


MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD
(Friday - Saturday, September 15 - 16, 8:00 pm @ Sea View Theater, 234 A St.) 
The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hit men. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood. Rated R/Action/Adventure

INFORMATION: Call the Sea View Theater at 360-376-5724
 

READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH ROBERT DUGONI
(Thursday, September 14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Darvill's Bookstore)
Reading and Book Signing With Robert Dugoni author of Close to Home- the 5th Tracy Crosswhite Mystery.  Dugoni is a two-time nominee for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction and the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for fiction. Darvill's is located at 259 Main Street.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2135


WHO IS THE BEST GOLFER ON THE ISLAND?
(Friday-Sunday, September 15-17 @ Orcas Island Golf)
We are in search of the best Senior (55+), Super Senior (65+), Women's, and Men's golfer on the Island. Let's find out who on September 16th or 17th. In an effort to get a better turn out, and for all to have the opportunity to compete this year, you can pick your day and time. You just must be playing with others in your division. Even if you don't think you can win your division come participate, we do also have a low net in the Men's and Women's that anyone can win if you play well that day.  Fall Contractors Scramble, Friday, 3:30 pm; 2017 Club Championship, Saturday or Sunday; Potluck Social, Sunday, 6:00 pm.

INFORMATION: GolfOrcas.com or call 360-376-4400


FARMER'S MARKET 
(Saturday September 16, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm @ the Village Green)
Join us for the 2017 Farmers Market Season. The Farmers Market continues every Saturday through September at The Village Green. Farmers Market will be moving indoors to the Odd Fellows on October 7th. Come get your fall vegetables and chat with your local Farmers every Saturday through mid November at the Odd Fellows. 

INFORMATION: Check out  orcasislandfarmersmarket.org for favorite fall recipes and updates. Email: orcasislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com 


SALMON HOMECOMING
(Saturday, September 16, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Glenwood Springs)
You're invited to join Long Live the Kings for our 19th annual Salmon Homecoming celebration on Orcas Island! 
Enjoy a guided tour of the Glenwood Springs salmon ladder, a salmon cook-out, and presentations by LLTK staff and partners.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. All ages are welcome.





INFORMATION: Daniel Poppe: dpoppe@lltk.org


CELEBRATING NATIONAL WELCOMING WEEK 
(Sunday, September 17, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm @ Camp Orkila)
Language Mixer Dinner: Encuentro de idiomas. Bringing together new immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone!  Providing an opportunity to Orcas Island residents to practice their second language in a comfortable and fun setting. National Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors - both immigrants and U.S.-born residents - to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community. Please spread the word and bring your friends.  You need not be proficient in either English or Spanish to attend.
La Semana de Bienvenida es una oportunidad para que, como vecinos, - tanto inmigrantes como  estadounidenses - nos conozcamos y celebremos lo que nos une como comunidad. ¡Unámonos!  Por favor, díganle a todos, y traiga a su familia y amigos. No necesita ser competente en inglés o español  para asistir. 
 
INFORMATION: welcomingamerica.org/ Call Haley 360-622-8032 or Wendy 360-376-2266: Preguntas o RSVP:  Haley 360-622-8032 o Wendy 360-376-2266  


YERMA @ ORCAS CENTER         
(Thursday, September 21, 7:30 pm @ Streaming Live Center Stage )                      
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece. Billie Piper's lead performance is described as spellbinding, astonishing,and devastatingly powerful. Set in contemporary London, Piper's portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members. $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office                                                
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1, orcascenter.org     


WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL: ORCAS CENTER       
(Friday, September 22, 7:30 pm @ On Screen Center Stage)                      
Celebrate the equinox at Orcas Center with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, an evening of inspiring documentaries about young people who are healing the earth. This year's lineup of short films will focus on our planet's next generation of change-makers-kids who are inspiring hope by making a positive difference all over the world. The 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will feature environmental and adventure films and is co-hosted by the San Juan Preservation Trust and Orcas Center. Cocina Latina will be offering delicious tacos and tamales for sale in the Madrona Room at 6:30 pm before the films begin, as well as during intermission! Tickets: $15, $9 students, $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office.                                                    

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1, orcascenter.org


RECLAIM THE ROCK @ ORCAS CENTER                                                        (Saturday, September 23, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Live Music Outback  Stage)             "Reclaim the Rock," aka Silly Season Cessation Soiree, is a mini music festival outdoors behind Orcas Center, Outback Stage near the Storage Building. By Islanders, for Islanders! The lineup includes Funk Sway, Dust Bunnies, JP and the OK Rhythm Boys, Turtleback Brass, Mandy Troxel, and Carl Burger. Music for the whole family - there will be food vendors, and a "Beer Garden." Bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. Tickets are $25 Adults and $15 for students. Kids under 12 get in free. $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1, orcascenter.org 
                                                                                                                                                          
CONCERT FOR A SCHOOL IN ETHIOPIA
(Saturday, September 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio) 
Hank Turnquist (Orcas Islander, Teacher and Musician), is headed to Ethiopia this October to help build a school in the highlands outside of Lalibela. This project is funded entirely by individual donors. Please come for an intimate evening of Hank's original music to help raise money for building materials. Suggested donation $10.
138 North Beach Road.

INFORMATION: orcasmandala.com


JP AND THE OK RHYTHM BOYS 
(Saturday, September 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Random Howse)
JP, Gordon, and Anita will once more  be bringing their ever-popular blend of fiddle, guitar, bass, and voice (and, sometimes, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and, of course, saw) to Eastsound's favorite Thai restaurant/bar. They'll be playing favorites, old and new: swing, originals, jazz standards, waltzes, hoe-downs, hits of the 50s and 60s, anything that catches their fancy and can be done with a fiddle, some ok rhythm, and three voices. There will be a couple of surprise guests jumping in for a few songs, too! How fun! No cover, but there will be tip jars - the performers are compensated by your
generous donations therein, so bring some extra cash and they will be SO
grateful! And will play so much better!

INFORMATION: Reservations recommended  - (360) 376-1111   Website: jpandtheokrhythmboys.com, or see their Facebook page 


HISTORY MATINEE: PEACE WEAVERS
(Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall)
Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages, will talk about her book at a free history matinee. 

These stories of four First Nations Women who married white settlers, shatter stereotypes and honors the women's  exceptional endurance, strength and adaptability.

This is a free community event sponsored by the Orcas Island Historical Museums. 


INFORMATION:  orcasmuseums.org or call 360-376-4849


FOOD BANK OPEN HOUSE - EVERYONE INVITED!
(Sunday, September 24, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Orcas Island Food Bank)
A special opportunity to come see the inside of our Food Bank building and learn how we distribute food and other essentials to our clients! On Sunday, the Food Bank will be open to anyone who would like to tour the building, meet our amazing volunteers, and learn a little bit about how we do what we do. Refreshments will be served. 116 Madrona Street (next to the Community Church). Everyone welcome!
 

 
ORCAS ISLAND FARM TOUR
(Sunday, October 1, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm @ Orcas Island Farms)
The Orcas Island Farm Tour is always a bustling, fun day to tour the island and see behind the scenes at some of the island's working farms. Join us for the 2017 Orcas Farm Tour showcasing the bounty of local products! Brunch and lunch are available, but will be sold on-site. Dinner is available (optional donation). Admission is $10-$25. Sponsored by Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce.



Announcements 


CELEBRATE NAPA'S 38TH ANNIVERSARY AND WIN PRIZES
Orcas Island NAPA online! To show our appreciation we are having a special Facebook giveaway. Like our Facebook Page, then SHARE the contest post in order to be entered to win Gift Certificates to Orcas Island NAPA. 1st Prize -- $200,  2nd  Prize -- $100, 3rd  Prize -- $50. Winners will be randomly selected on September 29.



AUDITIONS FOR WHALE OF A SHOW
(Friday, September 15, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm and Saturday, September 16, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm @ Orcas Center Black Box) 
It's time to get your individual and group acts together (even family acts!) for Whale of Show. Performers of all ages will share their talents on the Orcas Center stage on Saturday, September 30 at 6:30. Performances include singing, dancing, instrumentals, skits, and more. If you can't make auditions but want to be in the show, call Didier Gincig at 360-298-0362.

INFORMATION: 360-298-0362


AUDITIONS TO BE AN OOMPA LOOMPA
(Saturday, September 16, 1:30-2:00 @ Orcas Center Black Box)
Sign up to be an Oompa-Loompa for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to be 
performed at the Orcas Center November 16-19. Ages 5-up. *If you can't make auditions but want to be in the show, or if you have questions, call Didier Gincig at 360-298-0362.

INFORMATION: 360-298-0362


ORCAS WOMEN'S COALITION MEETING
(Sunday, September 17, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm @ Orcas Public School Cafeteria)
Orcas Women's Coalition (OWC) is hosting our Fall quarterly meeting at the Orcas Public School Cafeteria.  Feel free to arrive before 4:00 pm for social networking and light refreshments.  The meeting begins promptly at 4:00 with Opening Exercises, Announcements and Action Team Updates.  After a brief break, Representative Kristine Lytton. 40th Legislative District, will speak with us about women in politics, followed by Q&A.



EDC "LAUNCH SAN JUAN ISLANDS" COMPETITION
(Pre-registration before September 18, Deadline September 25)
Participants will receive instruction in business planning and marketing, plus follow-up mentoring-and some will win cash prizes to help launch their businesses. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be awarded to contest winners this year. The greater goal, however, is to help every participating entrepreneur to advance their business. "Launch San Juan Islands" will start in September 2017 and run through November 2017. The cost to participate is $65 if registration received prior to September 18 or $85 thereafter.  Deadline to enter: September 25. The fee covers costs for course materials and events.

INFORMATION: www.sanjuansedc.org/launch for more information.


ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN CLUB 
(Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 am @ Orcas Center)
Thom Thorton from Cloud Mountain Farm will join the Orcas Island Garden Club for a discussion on berries. Did you know that we can grow an incredible variety of berries in the Northwest? Mr. Thorton will focus on techniques for growing small fruiting plants like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and even kiwis. Admission is free and all are welcomed! 



AUDITIONS FOR CHRISTMAS CAROL
(Wednesday -Thursday, September 20 - 21, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
Orcas Center will be presenting "A Christmas Carol" in December. This is the beloved  version that has become an island tradition, complete with Jim Bredouw's brilliant and heartwarming music. This production of "A Christmas Carol" is open to anyone. We encourage anyone to audition for any role, and gender is not an issue. Come prepared to read or preferably speak a short memorized piece and sing a short song of your own choosing. Sample pieces of the script (sides) will be available at Orcas Center and the Library one week prior to auditions, if you would like to prepare to audition for a specific role. 
INFORMATION:  call Melinda Milligan at 360-376-4193


SAVOR THE SAN JUANS 
(September 23-November 11)
Enjoy food, farms and films during 10th Annual Savor the San Juans!  Some of the coolest farm tours in the Pacific Northwest take place on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island during Savor the San Juans, from September 22 to November 11. In its 10th year, this fall celebration of food, farms & films offers wine dinners, harvest festivals, special tastings and more.   



GET TICKETS NOW FOR "DRAGON LADY"
(Saturday-Sunday, October 14-15 @ Random Howse)
Award winning arts activist and performer, Sara Porkalob, is ready to serve up a killer show, complete with 4 courses of Filipino food at Random Howse. Following the success of her one-woman musical, "Dragon Lady", Sara Porkalob has transformed the story of her Filipino gangster family into a culinary cabaret adventure, Madame Dragon's 60th Birthday Bash.  Inspired by her Grandmother's riches to rags immigration story, and her family's shady past, Porkalob plays more than 15 characters in this family saga, spanning 60 years and 3 generations.  Featuring original music by Pete Irving and delicious Filipino cuisine by chef Aaron Verzosa, you do not want to miss this amazing tour de force.  

INFORMATION: Get your tickets today from strangertickets.com, or directly from The Office Cupboard


Restaurant News & Dining Deals  
(Check Restaurant Guide for current days and times)
 
 
ROSARIO HOURS
The Mansion Restaurant
Breakfast: 8:00 am-11:00 am daily
Lunch: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm daily
Dinner: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm (Sun-Thurs) 5:00 pm-10:00 pm (Fri-Sat)
Moran Lounge
Cocktails: 12:00 pm-close
Dinner: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm (Sun-Thurs) 5:00 pm-11:00 pm (Fri-Sat)
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-2222


THE LOFT AT MADRONA
Only one more weekend to enjoy The Loft before we close for the season!  We will be open for dinner this Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Thank you for a great Summer season!  We look forward to next Spring!  

INFORMATION: Please call for reservations 360-376-7173


THE ORCAS HOTEL 
Serving Prime Rib Dinners every Wednesday in the Octavia Restaurant starting at 4:30 pm. Cafe open every day from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm for the convenience of locals and travelers riding the ferry.
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4300
   
 
OPEN MIC:

Tuesdays at 9:00 pm; Lower Tavern
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink.
 


Wednesdays at 7:30 pm; Random Howse
OPEN MIC for all ages on our great stage.
Piano available for you pianists!
 




Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Doe Bay Cafe  
Sponsoring Orcas Island Forest School in September
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 pm -10:00 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. Come out and support Orcas Island Forest School! Each Thursday in September, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Orcas Island Forest School. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! This week our host is Corey Wiscomb.


KARAOKE AND LIVE MUSIC:
(Fridays at 9:30 pm; Lower Tavern) 
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!   
 
 
LIVE MUSIC: RANDOM HOWSE 
(Saturday, September 23, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ Random Howse) 
 
JP and the OK Rhythm Boys 

INFORMATION: call 360-376-1111


LIVE MUSIC WITH RON MYERS: DEER HARBOR INN
(Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 5 pm @ Deer Harbor Restaurant)
The Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant is open every night at 5:00 pm. We have live music with Ron Myers at the piano on Friday through Monday.  We have a Fried Chicken special on Sunday nights. For information about catering send an email to  carp@rockisland.com.
 
INFORMATION: call  360-376-1040


ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Tuesdays-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 360-376-2222
 
 
THURSDAY AND SATURDAY: MARTINIS & MARTIN  
(6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario) 
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: Call 360-376-2222
 
 
   
Shop the Rock


DOE BAY WINE SPECIAL EVENT
(September 16, 6:30 pm @ Mia's)
Massaya Winemaker dinner at Mia's. We are excited to welcome Sami Ghosn, owner of Massaya Winery in Lebanon, for a special evening on Orcas. Mia and her team have designed a 5 course menu to pair with the wines and we will be on hand to talk about the food and wine pairing as Sami describes the rich history of his family and the vineyards in Lebanon. Seating is very limited. Please RSVP at the Bottle Shop - $95 plus tax and gratuity per person. 
 
INFORMATION: cole@doebaywinecompany.com, 206-280-1429


COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
(Sunday, September 17, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio) 
Walk into Wellness! Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio will host a Community Acupuncture Clinic on with Danielle Dyer of Heal~Flow Acupuncture. Treatments will be based in Japanese constitutional acupuncture, which seeks to treat our root imbalances through fewer needles and gentle techniques.Treatments will be sliding scale $20-50. No appointment necessary. 138 North Beach Road.

INFORMATION: orcasmandala.com


TIGER LILY CLOTHING AND TOYS
Sale! We are offering 40% off on hand made, organic cotton Hazel Village dolls.
374 North Beach Rd

INFORMATION: 360-610-1667 


ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
Property Management for Owners of Second Homes on Orcas Island
As our summer season ends, let us tidy up your second home on Orcas Island,  with the end of season trash and recycle runs, leaf blowing and tidying up your yard. Any new customer will receive  a free bottle of  Island Time lotion with the purchase a service.
Property Management for Owners of Second Homes on Orcas Island



Classes, Seminars & Workshops
  

NUTRITIONAL (SUGAR DETOX) WORKSHOP 
(September 13, 20, 27 Oct. 4, 11, 5:30-7:00 pm @ The Healing Arts Center)
Join now the 5 week nutritional workshop-space is limited to 10. There is a 3 week sugar detox built right in. It is about Real food. Real Learning. Real support-an empowering combination! The workshop meets for 5 weeks every
WednesdayCost: $165- includes weekly workshop material, a cookbook, and more. BENEFITS you can expect from the RESTART® Program: Weight Loss, Increased Energy, Better and more restful sleep, Boosted immune system, Mental clarity and improved mood, Decreased anxiety. YOU'LL LEARN: Week 1: How to prepare for your REAL FOOD sugar detox, Week 2: Your digestive check-in, Week 3: What sugar really does in your body, Week 4: The truth about FATS, Week 5: How to move forward and celebrate your success! The program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings.


INTRODUCTION TO YOGA SERIES ON MONDAYS
(September 18 - October 23, 6:30 - 7:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio) 
NEW TO YOGA? Join a 6-week Intro to Yoga series and feel great! Learn the fundamentals and get started on the path of yoga to enhance your health and well being. This class is for you if you've never done yoga before or if you don't yet feel ready to venture into the ongoing classes. Learn the basics of simple postures and breath in a methodical way that safely builds your body awareness, strength, and mindfulness. This series will prepare you to enter our ongoing classes with confidence. All levels of fitness, flexibility, and athletic ability are welcome. Series: $60 for 6 classes. 138 North Beach Road.

INFORMATION: orcasmandala.com


TECH MADE SIMPLE- DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, FREE CLASS
(Tuesday, Sept 19, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
Whether you use a digital camera or film the principles to stunning photograph are the same.  Join talented photographer Gene Neri to learn how to get the most out of your digital camera.  Take better pictures with a few basics.  Bring your camera to class with you. This class is for the 'non-tech savvy'.  Offered for free to the community, everyone is welcome. Presented by Gene, this class promises to be both fun and informative. 

INFORMATION: rockisland.com


RESILIENT GARDENING AND 'WEIRD WEATHER'
(Saturday, October 7, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, @ Friday Harbor Middle School)
Is 'weird weather' challenging you and your gardening skills? You're not alone! PNW gardeners need to be prepared to handle longer, drier summers and water shortages, warmer average temperatures and more extreme weather. Join the Master Gardeners of San Juan County in welcoming Dr. Linda Gilkeson as the keynote speaker. Dr. Gilkeson's talk, "Resilient Gardens in a Changing Climate," will discuss how plants respond to environmental stress and how we can adapt our gardening methods to meet the challenges (and opportunities!) of a changing climate. The full day's schedule includes workshops on fruit and berry growing, gardening with children, dealing with wireworms, growing camellias, soil testing and local wildflowers. Location is
Friday Harbor Middle School, 85 Blair Ave on Friday Harbor.

INFORMATION: visit GardenWorkshop.org for a full description. Purchase tickets here.
Advance purchase is recommended.


Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 

SEPTEMBER ART EXHIBIT @ ORCAS CENTER
Frank Loudin and On and Off the Wall fill the lobby and Madrona Room at Orcas Center. Orcas Center Business Office & Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
 
INFORMATION: orcascenter.org


SEPTEMBER ART EXHIBIT @ WASHINGTON FEDERAL
Come see the delightful watercolors being shown by Anne Hammond at Washington Federal during the month of September. Anne is featuring her landscapes, portraits and more!  Bank hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

INFORMATION: 360-376-5917


THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS AND CATKIN CAFE
The Orcas Island Artworks Gallery is a favorite Orcas destination housed in a historic building on the island's East side. Built in 1938 as a strawberry barreling plant, the lovingly restored landmark now showcases the best of our island's crafts and fine arts.Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Catkin Cafe is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408  
 
 
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUMS
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm or by appointment. Admission is $5, there is a craft table for children to enjoy, and a great selection of Gift Shop items. Come and experience the special exhibit of "Presenting Orcas Voices" at the Pioneer Museum. The Crow Valley School is open by appointment.

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


MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 8:00 am - 10:00 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8:00 am - 10:00 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.

Tuesday, October 10 (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 
 
Wednesday, October 11 (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board (Library Meeting Room) Call 360-376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, October 11 (4:00 pm).  Deer Harbor Hamlet 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. 



 
 

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

Carol Kulminski, Staff 

Madie Murray, Staff

Barb Buman, Volunteer

Michele Wiley, 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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