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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
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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2016 ORCAS ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR 
(Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Twenty-nine artists are opening up their studios for the 2016 Open Artists' Studio Tour to share their passion and talent.  Experience demonstrations and indulge in your creative side. Pick up the free brochures with the included map at the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce. This is a free 3-day event.



INFORMATION: Please, visit OrcasArtistsStudioTour.com or contact Dave Haslett at 360-376-6957 or 503-708-2073.


OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE DOE BAY CAFÉ
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring Orcas Island Forest School in August)  
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 Orcas Island Forest School! Each Thursday in August, 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!

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059.


ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 
(Now through August 20)
The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is in full swing, and, as always, the music is amazing! Tickets are still available, both reserved seats in the house and up-close-and-intimate stage seating. Special added matinee on Tuesday, August 16, at 2:30 pm - An Evening with Heifetz in the Afternoon, featuring Dr. Ayke Agus, Heifetz's student, accompanist, assistant, and confidante.
Please, visit www.oicmf.org for more information and tickets.
Tickets: You can check on ticket availability by visiting the Chamber Music website or the Orcas Center website
One hour prior to each concert a 'standby' list is compiled for tickets that are handed back to the box office. If you can't make an online reservation, you can always try the standby ticket choice.

INFORMATION: For additional information, call Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival at 360-376-6636.


MUSIC AT RANDOM HOWSE 
Random Howse Wednesdays: Open Mic
Friday, 8/19: FunkSway, 7:30 pm - featuring Bruce Harvie, Melody Funk, Lek Thixton, & Randy Jezierski play a variety of R&B, Rock, with a little bit of Country thrown in the mix and even an occasional jazz tune. Dust off those dancin' shoes & join the fun!
Saturday, 8/20: 8:00 pm - $10 presale at Token Herb, $12 at door - Orcas Island Music Festival with ANDONIMUS goes on around 8:00 pm so be there and watch the madness unfold from there, with Baby Cakes up to finish the night off.
What happens when you mix the bands ANDONIMUS and Baby Cakes together, in summertime, with the idea of Orcas Island Music Festival getting closer to its true potential? Maybe throw some Davin from The Staxx Brothers in the mix to make it extra weird and funky.
Baby Cakes play classic Rhythm & Blues, Funk and Soul - give them a listen  and you won't want to miss this show! Dance floor will be open! 
Next week's sneak peek: 
Wednesday, 8/24: short Open Mic then Matt Brown and Kyle Cox
Friday, 8/26: Mandy Troxel and the Bitterends
Saturday, 8/27: Rated R Club night with DJ Jake Perrine
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-1111.   
 

MOVIE OF THE WEEK AT SEA VIEW THEATRE:
JASON BOURNE 
 (Friday & Saturday, 8:00 pm) 
The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past. Rated PG-13. Starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander.        
INFORMATION: Please, call the Sea View Theatre at 360-376-5724, located at 234 A Street, Eastsound



ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS' MARKET 
(Saturdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on the Eastsound Village Green)
The Orcas Island Farmers' Market has something new to offer each week! Not only great produce but weekly drop-in participants bringing creations just for you.  Christmas shopping at the Market is a great way to check folks off your list long before the holiday season. Come check us out 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on the Eastsound Village Green. To keep fully up-to-date, don't forget to Like us on Facebook!   

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



25TH ANNUAL WILDLIFE 100 TOUR OF THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
(Sunday, August 21)
On Sunday, August 21, Wildlife Cycles hosts our 25th annual Wildlife 100 tour of the San Juan Islands. Your $10 donation goes to Orcas Island Recreational Program, which provides year-round activities for youth, teens, adults, and families.
The Tour will start at Wildlife Cycles at 6:00 am but anyone can meet up with the group at any point of the route. This is an unsupported ride. Click here to visit the website and to see the schedule and click here to download a PDF map of the tour.

INFORMATION: Call Wildlife Cycles at 360-376-4708 for more information.


SUNDAY'S HISTORICAL MATINEE FEATURES FRANK LOUDIN
(Sunday, August 21, 3:00 pm @ the Fire Hall)
The Orcas Island Historical Museum's next Historical Matinee will be this Sunday, August 21, at 3:00 pm at the Fire Hall.  It features well-known local artist Frank Loudin. Frank will talk about his art, including his much admired aviation art, some of which can be seen at the Pioneer Museum as part of the "Wings Over Orcas Island - An Aviation History" exhibit. Frank will bring some of his art to display at the History Matinee and will talk about what inspired him to start painting aviation pictures. You can find out more about Frank and his art at his website.


ORCAS ISLAND MUSIC IN THE PARK
(Sundays, through - August 28, 5:00 - 7:00 pm on the Eastsound Village Green)
Admission: Free
Enjoy the Annual Music in the Park featuring many great bands on the following dates:
August 21 - Crow Valley String Band
August 28 - 'Piano Joe' Sedivec
Sponsored by The San Juan County Parks Department.
Come early to secure a good spot on the Green for a fine summer evening!


ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Tuesdays - Saturdays at 4:00 pm at 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.    

INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152, ext. 300
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26th ANNUAL BROWN BAG SUMMER CONCERTS
(Wednesday, August 24, 12:00 noon @ Emmanuel Episcopal Parish)
One concert left!  Bring a brown bag lunch and join us on the lawn following the concert.  Admission is free, donations appreciated.
August 24: Tre Voci Trio


25TH ANNUAL WILDLIFE 100 TOUR OF THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
(Sunday, August 21)
On Sunday, August 21, Wildlife Cycles hosts our 25th annual Wildlife 100 tour of the San Juan Islands. Your $10 donation goes to Orcas Island Recreational Program, which provides year-round activities for youth, teens, adults, and families.
The Tour will start at Wildlife Cycles at 6:00 am but anyone can meet up with the group at any point of the route. This is an unsupported ride. Click here to visit the website and to see the schedule and click here to download a PDF map of the tour.

INFORMATION: Call Wildlife Cycles at 360-376-4708 for more information.


UPTOWN EASTSOUND PRESENTS EVENING ARTWALK  
(Thursday, August 25, 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 until October. We will see you around town!  

INFORMATION: Contact Michele Wiley at 360-722-2802 or Sarah Shaefer at 360-298-4218.


RISING APPALACHIA AT ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday, August 25, 7:30 pm)
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture on Thursday, August 25 at 7:30 pm on Center Stage, Orcas Center.  Listen to Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith's beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies like only sisters can do. Joined full time by their beloved band, Biko Casini on percussion, and David Brown on stand up bass and baritone guitar, expect everything from folk standards to jazz, to New Orleans soul, to old mountain traditional, to activist anthems, as their style redefines folk music as a truly living art. Using sound as a tool to spark cultural revolution and birth a new movement, come join them as they create soul sounds for us all.                                                                   
Tickets: $18 (Concert is SOLD OUT- a waitlist will be available one hour before the concert on a first-come-first-serve basis.)

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1


MARTIN LUND'S ORCAS ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL 
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 2 - 4, 7:30 pm at Orcas Center) 
Three nights. Three different shows!  
Last year's inaugural Orcas Island Jazz Festival packed Orcas Center, and this year Martin Lund is back with three distinct shows of superb jazz from some of the Northwest's most "in-demand" jazz performers. Choose individual nights or save money and buy a jazz pass for all three amazing shows. Sure to sell-out, so purchase your tickets now at www.OrcasCenter.org. Click "tickets." 
Friday, September 2, 7:30 pm: Orcas Center. Oliver Groenewald and NewNet.  
Saturday, September 3, 7:30 pm: Orcas Center.  Greta Matassa and her sextet.  
Sunday, September 4, 7:30 pm.: Orcas Center. Pearl Django.
 

CHILDREN'S SONGWRITER TIM NOAH BENEFIT CONCERT ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND
(Saturday, September 3, 2:00 pm @ the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall)
Tim Noah will perform Saturday, September 3, in a benefit concert for Children's House, a preschool early learning center on Orcas. Noah is an Emmy award-winning children's songwriter and producer, nationally acclaimed recording artist and star of stage and screen. He has appeared on HBO, The Disney Channel, and the BBC.
Tickets: Advanced tickets can be purchased at Darvill's Bookstore, weekdays at Children's House (or by calling 360-376-4744) and online.
General Admission is $10. Seating is limited and advanced purchase is highly recommended.  If you cannot attend -- but wish to donate tickets for families who could not otherwise afford the concert -- please contact Susan Anderson at 360-376-4744 so as many children as possible can enjoy the event regardless of ability to pay! Your donation is tax deductible.


STEVE BRAUN MEMORIAL TRIATHLON
(Sunday, September 4)
Sponsored by the Friends of Moran
Join us Sunday, September 4, for an island-style triathlon sponsored by Friends of Moran. This is one of our key funding components for park projects, other than the gift shop at the summit of Mt. Constitution. There are three components to the triathlon: swim, bike, and run. We hope to see you there!  Register online. Pre Registration until August 28.

INFORMATION: Registration: 7:30 am; Pre-race meeting 8:30 am; Race starts at 9:00 am promptly.


Announcements


STUDIO TOUR SALE & RAFFLE! ARTIST STUDIO OF JACQUELINE KEMPFER 
(August 19th - August 21st @ 474 North Beach Road in Eastsound)
Jacqueline Kempfer announces a 20% sale on all paintings during the Orcas Island Artistsʼ Three Day Studio Tour. The public is invited to view Jackieʼs paintings of local Orcas Island scenery in the mediums of watercolor, gouache, oil and sumi ink. There will be daily demonstrations of her watercolor technique. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of an eclectic
studio filled with art and antiques. Sign the guest book to receive a raffle ticket for an original painting! The drawing will be on Sunday at 5:05 pm (The winner need not be present).
Open 11:00 am - 5:00 pm during the Studio Tour.

INFORMATION: OrcasArtistsStudioTour.com or JacquelineKempferArtist.com. Call Jackie 360-376-2282 or 360-317-8230.


ROTARY CLUB MEETING  
(Friday, August 19, 4:30 - 5:30 pm @ 376 Group)
The Rotary Club will be meeting on Friday, August 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at 376 Group, 596 Main Street. Speaker: Pete Moe, Executive Director of Orcas Recycling Services, will be speaking on updates and plans for the Exchange.
Next meeting: August 26, 4:30 to 5:30 pm @ 376 Group, 596 Main Street
Speaker: To be announced
Please, join us for these meetings.
NOTE: There will be no Rotary meeting for Labor Day weekend, September 2.

INFORMATION: Contact Jeanne McPherson 251-716-9598.


KIWANIS RUMMAGE SALE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
 
(Friday, August 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm & Saturday, August 20, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm @ the American Legion Hall)
Donation items may be dropped off at the hall on Friday from 9:00 am until the start of sale at 5:00 pm. Please, no clothing or phones, and larger items such as furniture must be picked up if not sold by end of sale on Saturday. Also any books, please, donate to the library fair. We are accepting CDs, movies and music, intact board games and gently used children's toys. Also any items you think others might use, please, bring them by.

INFORMATION: Questions about a donation?  Please, contact Velma Doty at 360-376-6847 or Joanne Cundy at 425-239-0421.


AUDITIONS FOR 3 PERFORMANCES AT ORCAS CENTER
WHALE OF A SHOW!
 
A talent show for kids and families, Directed by Didier Gincig
Performance: September 24, Center Stage
MARY'S WEDDING 
A Drama by Stephen Massicotte, Directed by Robert Hall
Performances: October 13-15 & 20-22, OffCenter Stage
ENCHANTED FOREST CABARET 
Written and Directed by Deborah Sparks
Performances: January 19-21 & 26-28, 2017, OffCenter Stage 

For more detailed information on DATE & TIME, CALL FOR, and WHERE for these various AUDITIONS, click here to download a PDF.

INFORMATION: For more information email sparks@orcascenter.org.


PAINTED PET PALS - A FUNDRAISER FOR ORCAS ANIMAL SHELTER 
(Sculptures around Eastsound businesses on Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 15)
(Painted Pet Pals Treasure Hunt at Farmers' Market, Saturday, September 3rd)
Keep your eye out for Painted Pet sculptures around Eastsound.  Local artists have poured their hearts and amazing talents into creating these stunning renditions of cats and dogs, all to benefit the Orcas Animal Shelter. Drop in to any of the businesses displaying a Painted Pet and pick up your map to find all the pets around Eastsound. Don't miss your opportunity to take one of these amazing works of art home! Each business displaying a Painted Pet will have a silent auction sheet available for you to place your bid for a chance to own your favorite Pet! The auction is open until September 15th.
Look for us at the Farmers' Market on Saturday, September 3, and enter the Pet Treasure Hunt with an opportunity to win a pot of treasure - $100!

INFORMATION: For more information call the Shelter at 360-376-6777.


SENIOR CENTER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON! 
(Our membership drive for 2016-2017 is officially underway!)
To become a member, please visit us at 62 Henry Road, Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm to pick up an application. Or visit our website orcasseniors.org and click on "Become a Member of the Senior Center" to print out a PDF.
   Transportation expenses are primarily covered through membership dues and so your support by maintaining your active membership this year makes possible all our off-island medical trips, transportation to lunch and Meals on Wheels deliveries, and field trips both on- and off-island.
   Membership dues help keep our Senior Center thriving! Benefits of membership include access to the Athletic Club, $5 tickets for Orcas Center shows, 10% discount at Ray's (excluding wine and pharmacy), free and discounted classes, trips and travels, a 10% Eastsound Kennel discount, and more.  
   As a special promotion we are offering 2-for-1 classes throughout the month of September. Encourage a friend to sign up for a class series of TML (Transformational Movement Lessons), T'ai Chi Chih, Chair Yoga or Strength Training and receive 50% off of you class card. Card prices vary, so check with your class instructor and membership is required for all participants. For more information, please speak with a front desk volunteer or call 360-376-2677.
THANK YOU - we look forward to a lively 2016/17 because of friends like you!


NEW POSITION AT THE ORCAS ISLAND SENIOR CENTER 
The Orcas Island Senior Center Operations Committee is looking for a new Senior Center Administrator!   
This rewarding and challenging part time position is primarily responsible for documentation and reporting of the Hearts and Hands program and for assisting the Senior Center Manager in all aspects of the efficient operation of the facility creating a welcoming and nurturing environment for Orcas Island seniors.  This position reports to the Senior Center Manager and assists the Manager and the entire OISC Operations Committee in achieving their vision for a successful OISC.
A full position description is available on our website at orcasseniors.org. More information about the application process can be requested by sending an email message to orcasseniorcenter@gmail.com. Resumes and cover letters must be submitted via email by August 26, 2016 for consideration. Click here for a position description.


STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD RACING @ WEST BEACH RESORT 
(Sundays & Fridays, 5:30 pm @ West Beach Resort) 
Stand-Up Paddleboard Racing at West Beach Resort! Open to everyone. Normally Sundays and Fridays at 5:30 pm. $12 entry fee, winner receives a free night stay in a 2BR cottage (restrictions apply). See our video here. We also offer an entire spectrum of marine activities including kayak/canoe/SUP rentals, motor boat rentals, fishing pole and crab pot rentals/sales, guided kayak tours, whale watching, Sucia Island shuttle, fishing charters, and custom tours.  

INFORMATION: Visit www.westbeachresort.com or 877-937-8224.


BMX NIGHT AT CAMP ORKILA 
(Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm @ Camp Orkila)
BMX Night on Tuesdays has begun. Open to all ages who can ride a bike! BMX bikes and helmets are provided. Long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toe shoes are required. Forms available for parent signature for 18 and under. This event will run every Tuesday (weather permitting) until mid-September.
FREE.

INFORMATION: For more information call 360-376-4708.


HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S SPOOKY TALES
(Wednesday nights, 8:00 pm @ the Pioneer Museum;
Friday nights, 5:00 pm @ the Crow Valley School Museum)

"We ain't afraid of no ghosts!"  You might be after you attend the Historical Society's Spooky Tales - Ghost Stories With an Orcas Spin. You will hear hair-raising stories, told by Master Storyteller, Antoinette Botsford.
Pioneer Museum: Wednesday nights at 8:00 pm.  Crow Valley School Museum: Friday nights at 5:00 pm . Tickets are $10 for adults, $5.00 for children under 13, and $25 for a family of four. Tickets are on sale now at both Museums. You can also call for tickets 360-376-4849 or buy them at the door. Seating is limited.

INFORMATION: To learn more about what the Historical Society is doing, visit our website at www.orcasmuseums.org.
 

Shop the Rock


SERVICES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND SECOND-HOME OWNERS  
Orcas Island Property Concierge specializes in assisting owners of second homes here on Orcas with property monitoring, yard work/ landscaping, handyman facilitation, arrival services for guests, coordinating inspections (septic), facilitation of small construction projects with local contractors. 
There are also local residents who are either elderly, or who are away from Orcas for longer periods who need assistance with household maintenance.
We work with local contractors to make sure the job is done in a timely, and professional manner and strive to be homeowner's single source for facilitating and coordinating a wide variety of home and property needs. (#) 
www.orcasislandpropertyconcierge.com

INFORMATION: Contact Orcas Island Concierge and Property Services: Tim at 360-472-0330 and Sonia at 360-610-2887. Email or visit our website.


HUGE FLEECE SALE AT ORCAS ARTS & GIFTS
Orcas Arts & Gifts - HUGE FLEECE SALE!!! 20% ADDITIONAL discount off already huge sale prices! Some fleeces discounted to $32.00!!! Kids fleece as low as $17.00! Unique handmade jewelry with everything from sea glass, natural gemstones, pearls, and more! The best selection of crystal and fossil specimens around. Affordable outerwear, iconic shirt designs, and fun hats, too! Shop local. Open 7 days a week. 245 Main Street, Eastsound. (##)

   
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
  

NEW HOURS FOR ISLAND SKILLET
The Island Skillet is open for breakfast and lunch on Wednesday - Sunday, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


DOE BAY CAFE'S SUMMER HOURS THROUGH AUGUST 
Brunch: Friday - Wednesday, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
Sunday through Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doe Bakery: Thursday, 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Open Mic and Themed Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We always recommend guests make reservations for dinner at the cafe. Our number for reservations is 360-376-8059.
DOE BAY SPECIAL NOTICE: 
This Friday, August 19, the cafe will be closed for dinner service.


Continuing Restaurant Specials

Random Howse
EVENTS AT RANDOM HOWSE THIS WEEK
This week we are open as usual for Thai food 5:00-8:30 pm, Wednesday - Saturday. 360-376-1111
Wednesdays: Open Mic, music starts around 7:00-7:30 pm
Thursday, 8/18: Dinner only
Friday, 8/19: FunkSway, 7:30 pm - featuring Bruce Harvie, Melody Funk, Lek Thixton, & Randy Jezierski play a variety of R&B, Rock, with a little bit of Country thrown in the mix and even an occasional jazz tune.
Saturday, 8/20: 8:00 pm - $10 presale at Token Herb, $12 at door - Orcas Island Music Festival with ANDONIMUS goes on around 8:00 pm so be there and watch the madness unfold from there, with Baby Cakes up to finish the night off.
Next week's sneak peek:
Wednesday, 8/24: short Open Mic then Matt Brown and Kyle Cox
Friday, 8/26: Mandy Troxel and the Bitterends
Saturday, 8/27: Rated R Club night with DJ Jake Perrine

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


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.


"MUSIC AT THE MARINA" WITH GUITARIST GENE NERY
EVERY WEDNESDAY:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cascade Bay Grill, adjacent to the Rosario Resort Marina

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222.



Random Howse 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 CAFE  
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring Orcas Island Forest School in August) 
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 Orcas Island Forest School! Each Thursday in August, 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!  
 
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
(Friday - Monday & on Wednesday) 
Come enjoy live piano with Ron Meyers every Friday - Monday nights for dinner. 5:00 pm. 
Live music with Almost Classical on Wednesdays, 6:00 pm.
Open for dinner daily from 5:00 - 9:00 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. 


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.

 



Classes & Seminars 


THE EDC TO OFFER "BOARDS IN GEAR" WORKSHOP
(Lopez Island: Thursday, September 15, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm @ the Lopez Center
San Juan Island: Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm @ Brickworks in Friday Harbor)
The San Juan County Economic Development Council and the San Juan Island Community Foundation have partnered with Washington Nonprofits and the Washington Secretary of State to offer workshops on excellent board practices. Click here for more details.
This interactive, hands-on workshop will cover board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy. It is based on the Boards in Gear resources developed in partnership with some of our state's leading board experts. Participants will leave with concrete action steps, tools, and connections.
The workshop is designed for board members and the people who work with them, namely executive directors and program staff.
Advance registration and payment required; brown bag lunch recommended. (Beverages will be served.)
Lopez Island: Please, click here to register.  
San Juan Island: Please, click here to register.


PADDLE BOARD YOGA AT CASCADE LAKE
(Every Thursday evening through August)
Is your yoga routine getting a little stale? If you're looking for a new challenge, yoga on a stand up paddle board will reinvigorate you and push you to become an even better yogi than you thought possible - all while enjoying the natural splendor of floating on water. Every Thursday evening in August, Orcas Adventures is offering Paddle Board Yoga with Christine Comito at Cascade Lake. Class starts at 6:30 and is $20 if you bring your own board and $28 if you need us to provide one. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

INFORMATION: Please got to www.orcasadventures.com or call us at 376-4665.


ART AND WINE NIGHT CLASSES
Diversity of Uptown Eastsound Presents Summer Classes at the Shop with Art & Wine Nights! Book your reservations now. $65 Per Person per class. Some classes led by and featuring the local, talented artist Susan Slapin!

INFORMATION: Call 360-298-4218 or diversityonorcas@gmail.com. Reference Summer Art & Wine Night.

 
Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 
 
THE PEDERSEN GIRLS: FEATURED ARTISTS AT THE GALLERY   
The members of THE GALLERY in Eastsound are proud to announce a very special exhibit and sale during the month of August.
FEATURING:  Anne Pedersen, longtime resident and one of the founders of THE GALLERY along with her daughter Janet, an exhibiting artist, author/illustrator and online teacher from Brooklyn, NY and daughter Lisa, a part time resident of Orcas and a skilled exhibiting artist with a gallery in Santa Barbara, CA.   All three have shown and sold their work on Orcas in the past few years.
THE GALLERY is located in Uptown Eastsound at 374 North Beach Road, across from Enzo's
HOURS:  Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


2016 ORCAS ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR 
(Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Twenty-nine artists are opening up their studios for the 2016 Open Artists Studio Tour to share their passion and talent.  Experience demonstrations and indulge in your creative side. Pick up the free brochures with the included map at the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce. This is a free 3-day event.

INFORMATION: Please, visit www.OrcasArtistsStudioTour.com or contact Dave Haslett at 360-376-6957 or 503-708-2073.


ART EXHIBITS @ ORCAS CENTER  
Orcas Island Studio Tour Preview Show Current - August 31
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am-5:00pm
See a sampling of the artists talent in the lobby & meeting room at the Orcas Center. "Meet" the artists by reading their artist statements & seeing them at work in black & white photographs.  Each artist has one piece on exhibition.  
 

ISLANDERS BANK JULY EXHIBIT 
Stop in to the bank Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm during July to see Anita Leigh Holladay's photographs. The exhibit is titled "New, Old & Ancient: Images of Ireland and Scotland." From over 2000 photos from a spring trip, she chose the ten that convey her best impression of these countries.  

INFORMATION: Anita Holladay, 360-376-2095.


THIS MONTH'S ARTIST AT WASHINGTON FEDERAL: SUSAN SLAPIN
(New art every month) 
Washington Federal's Artist of the Month for August is Susan Slapin. Susan has graced the walls this month with a number of colorful pieces, including paintings, photographs, and prints. Please, join us Monday - Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm to enjoy this fantastic show!
 
 
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 SOCIETY
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sundays, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
The Crow Valley School Museum is open Friday and Saturdays, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Museum office is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Tours can be arranged by appointment. Gift shop and book store featuring items for all ages.
The WINGS OVER ORCAS ISLAND exhibit features stories and memorabilia from local and national aviation legends.

INFORMATION: Visit our website at www.orcasmuseums.org

 
NEW SCULPTURE GARDEN AT ARTWORKS 
The Orcas Island Artworks presents works by BJ Arnold, Dave Haslett, Todd Spalti and Pete Welty in our brand new sculpture garden on the porch and west lawn. The Artworks is Orcas Island's cooperative gallery, featuring over 45 island artists and craftspeople. Open daily 10:00 - 5:00 pm in Olga.

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.

Thursday, September 1  (3:00 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee (Eastsound Fire Station) Meets first Thursday of the month.

Wednesday, September 7 (5:00 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3 (Library) Meets first Wednesday of the month. 

Thursday, September 8 (4:00 - 6:00 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District 
(Eastsound Fire Station) Meets second Thursday of the month.
   
Thursday, September 8 (6:00 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room) Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 360-376-5285 for more information.
 
Tuesday, September 13  (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, September 13 (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, September 14 (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.
 
 
 
 

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 

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