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Susan Gudgell, President
Colleen Armstrong, VP
Mary Clure, Secretary
Kim Morgan, Treasurer
Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Madie Murray, Staff
Michele Wiley, Volunteer
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273
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Cooking Classes with Christina
Saturday, February 10, 3-6 p.m. Seafood Revealed!
Learn 3 sure fire ways to cook and serve fish with 3 tasty accompaniments! Explore ways to care and feed your favorite bi-valves. Discover seafood secrets!
Saturday, February 17, 3-6 p.m. Stews, Soups & Stocks
Learn 3 classic soup styles: elegant purees, chunky full meal and elegant broths. Explore some simple accompaniments to go with your delicious soups and stews!
$65 per person or $100 per couple per class.
Tickets on sales at Darvill's and the Chamber Office.
Limited seating...get your tickets now!
Call the Chamber office for more information at 360-376-2273.
Events This Week & Beyond
GOOD LOVELIES @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday, January 18, 7:30 pm in Concert on Center Stage)
Audiences have been falling in love with the Good Lovelies for over ten years now. Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore rely on impeccable vocals, accomplished musicianship, winsome songwriting and on stage banter drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road and at home. The trio will be bringing material from their upcoming folk/pop album Shapeshifters.
Tickets: $29, students $21, $3 off for Orcas Center members;
$5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Jumanji-Welcome to the Jungle
(Friday - Saturday, January 19-20, 7:30 pm @ Sea View Theater, 234 A St.)
Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives.
INFORMATION: Call the Sea View Theater at 360-376-5724
BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA: ROMEO AND JULIET @ ORCAS CENTER
(Sunday, January 21, 1:00 pm (previously posted as 6:30 pm)@ Streaming Live Center Stage)
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy. Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company's premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh retelling of Shakespeare's beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev's romantic and cinematic score reignites the story of literature's most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today. Tickets: $20, students $15, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office.
NT LIVE: YOUNG MARX @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday, January 25, 7:30 pm @ Streaming Live Center Stage)
This new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman is broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. 1850, and Europe's most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there's still no one in the capital who can show you a better night out than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Tickets: $20, students $15, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office.
THE MET LIVE IN HD: TOSCA @ ORCAS CENTER
(NEW DATE Sunday, January 28, 1:00 pm @ Streaming Live Center Stage)
Sir David McVicar's "smashing new production" features an exciting cast led by soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the fiery diva and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Cavaradossi. Zeljko Lucic is "an imposing figure with a voice to match" as the villainous police chief, Scarpia, and Emmanuel Villaume conducts.
Tickets: $20, students $15, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office
SALISH SEA FESTIVAL
(Saturday, January 27, 7:00 pm @ Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church)
Annalisa Pappano (Cincinnati) ~ treble viol, Michael Freimuth (Kiel, Germany) ~ baroque guitar, Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance & baroque flutes. The treble viol was widely used during the 17th and early 18th centuries but is seldom to be heard today. This exploration of repertoire for guitar and two treble instruments features Pappano, one of the foremost players of treble viol, pardessus de viole, lirone and viola da gamba, and Freimuth, one of Europe's most active performers on baroque guitar and the orbo. Admission is by suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering), and those 18 & under are free.
GRYPHON TRIO OF TORONTO: MUSICIANS-IN-RESIDENCE
(Monday-Wednesday, January 29-31)
Three whirlwind days of music and education take place when the Gryphon Trio of Toronto is here as Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival's Musicians-in-Residence. An audience favorite, the trio will present masterclasses for island musicians of all ages, an intimate dinner with the trio, an afternoon on Shaw, and a free community concert. See oicmf.org for complete details each day.
INFORMATION: contact OICMF by phone at 360-376-6636 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Saturday, February 10, 8:00 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
The Odd Fellows will be holding a Valentine Dance. The music will be provided by the Big Band Sounds of Orcatrazz.
It will consist of all forms of Ballroom Dances and entry is by donation. In preparation for the dance, our February 5th community dance class will have instruction in many Ballroom Dances. Come learn Swing, Slow, Waltz and Latin. The class is free and no partner is needed. Learn how to dance and then come to the Valentine Dance on February 10th.
INFORMATION: Bill at 360-376-8857 or Jean at 360-376-6549
MONKEY PUZZLE SPECIAL SALE
Be sure to visit Sallie Bell's unique store, Monkey Puzzle, and find some discounted treasures. Sallie Bell is making room for new items and most everything is 50% off! 109 North Beach Road, Eastsound Village Square.
EAGLE RIDGE WINTER SPECIAL
Eagle Ridge Guest House is happy to offer a Winter "Blast" special for January! Get away from the hustle and bustle... come restore and relax on Eagle Ridge with one of the best views on the island! Nightly rate is $208 (regularly 245) plus taxes and fees.
2 night minimum stay, adults only please/double occupancy rate. Additional fee for 3rd person. Maximum occupancy, 3.
ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
INFORMATION: orcaspropertyconcierge.com or call 360-376-4833
Second home owner's on Orcas. We are here to help you with your vehicles. Including assistance with meeting ferries/ airport/ or marina pick up and delivery for walk ons, car maintenance appointments, and battery terminal shut off,
Free bottle of Island Thyme lotion for first time customers.
WILDLIFE CYCLES KID'S BIKE SALE
Wildlife Cycles Kid's Bike Sale New and Used. All bike sales include a free tune-up! Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 350 North Beach Rd.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR FOR THE SUGAR DETOX WORKSHOP
(Thursday, January 18, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm @ Orcas Food Co-op)
Learn how sugar destroys your Microbiome, Immune system, and Brain. The instructor, Stephanie Brening, will help you understand what sugar really does in your body, what can be the long term effects of sugar, and to understand this new buzz word Microbiome. Walk away with recipes, a new understanding of your body, and how you can apply new eating habits.
LIVING WITH OPTIMAL HEALTH
(Saturday, January 20, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm @ Orcas Food Co-op)
Free Workshop: Living with Optimal Health- Tools to Improve, Maximize, or Restore Quality of Life with Mara Williams. Also, a huge Produce Fresh Deals sale happening along with our other great deals throughout the store!
NUTRITIONAL (SUGAR DETOX) WORKSHOP
(Tuesdays: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2018 5:30-7:00 pm @ The Healing Arts Center)
Join now the 5 week nutritional workshop-space is limited to 10!
Cost: $165 if you sign up by January 18, otherwise $195 on the day- 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.
EDC OFFERS FREE HEALTHY DESK WORKSHOP
(Wednesday, January 24, 10:00-11:00 am @ Heritage Bank, Friday Harbor)
Working an office job can be hard on healthy bodies; learn how business owners and employees can use "Healthy Desk" techniques to improve comfort - and even productivity - in an office setting. Join the Economic Development Council (EDC) to learn more about methods to help keep office workers more comfortable working at a desk. The course will include desk postures and exercises, gentle stretches and more. Workshop instructor Jeanne Peihl has decades of experience in ballet and movement arts. Class size is limited, advance registration is required.
COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
(Sunday, January 28, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 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.
THE GIFT OF TOUCH! A MASSAGE BY THE SEA
(1/2 off Gift Certificates - available now!)
Overworked for the holidays? Treat yourself or a loved one to our GIFT Certificate Special! This once a year Half-Off Massage/Bodywork session includes warm stones, aromatherapy, therapeutic styles and foot reflexology! Choose from a $25 (Thirty minutes) or $45 (Sixty minutes) or $90 for (Ninety minutes.) Gift certificates without an expiration date! Please purchase online or at A Massage by the Sea on the water in the lovely SeaStar lodging building. Offer good the month of January. 344 Main St Eastsound. For local residents only.
FUNDRAISER BENEFITS ORCAS FAMILY HEALTH CENTER!
We have 15 GIFT CERTIFICATES available for complimentary Massages! 100% tax free deduction for your donation! Receive a Gift Certificate with your choice of three specialty packages priced from $150 to $500. Checks made out to OFHC.
ORCAS ISLAND ROTARY
(Friday, January 19, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ Fire Station)
Visiting Rotarians are warmly invited to join us!! Orcas Island Rotary is a branch of the San Juan Island Rotary Club
NATIVE PLANT WORKSHOP
(Saturday, January 20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Friday Harbor Grange, 152 First St)
Join botanist, native plant enthusiast, and Master Gardener Jane Wentworth for an introduction to native plants. Jane will discuss how to plant bare root stock and care for your new garden additions in their important first year, and will provide an in-depth review of plants offered in the 2018 Master Gardener Native Plant Sale.
Order plants at the Workshop or online. Plant descriptions and the online order form are located on the Master Gardener website. Quantities are limited and they do sell out before the sale on March 24th.
ORCAS ISLAND WOMEN'S MARCH
(Saturday, January 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Eastsound)
ORCAS ISLAND WOMEN'S MARCH will take place in Eastsound. Gather at Waterfront Park at 11:30 AM and walk through town to the Village Green at noon until 1:00 pm. This is a family and pet friendly sidewalk parade and an easy walk to support human rights.
INFORMATION: Gretchen Krampf at 360-317-8220
PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT MEETING:
What Might it Cost?
(Wednesday, January 24, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm@ Fire Station)
The Coalition for Orcas Health Care is pleased to announce its third Town Hall Meeting. Residents are invited to hear more information and voice questions about the proposed Public Hospital District (PHD). The focus of this meeting will be on the potential costs associated with a Hospital District. There will be ample time for Questions and Answers. Other members of the coalition will also be available to answer non-financial questions. Future Hall Meetings will be as follows:
- Saturday, February 24, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, (location TBA): 1st PHD COMMISSIONER CANDIDATES' FORUM. Come meet the Orcas residents who have filed as candidates for the five Commissioner positions. Bring your questions and let your views be heard.
- Wednesday, March 14, 5:30-7:00 PM, Eastsound Fire Station: 2nd PHD COMMISSIONER CANDIDATES' FORUM. Didn't get to ask your questions last time? Bring them to this meeting!
Follow the Coalition for Orcas Health Care on Face Book, @Orcascohc.
FREE COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS
(Monday, February 5, 7:00-9:00 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Our community dance class will feature instruction on all Ballroom Dances. Instruction at 7:00 pm and dancing starts at 8:00 pm. The classes are free and no partner is needed. Come learn or improve your ability to dance and then show off your skills at the February 10th dance!
INFORMATION: Bill at 360-376-8857 or Jean at 360-376-6549
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
SPECIALS AT THE KITCHEN
(Available Friday & Saturday)
Bone Broth @ The Kitchen this Friday and Saturday.
We are using organic free-range Draper Valley chicken carcasess, slowly simmered with carrots onion and celery, to create a richly flavored broth. A la cart $6 for a 16 oz cup
or see our menu's build your own soup bowl section, Broth is $5, with starch, vegetable, and protein, priced accordingly.
ORCAS HOTEL SPECIAL OFFERS
Wednesday night prime rib and nightly happy hour Monday to Saturday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm to include $3 house wine and $3 draft beers. Happy hour treats from $4 to $9. Hours: Octavia's Bistro, 4:00-8:30 pm (open daily) and Orcas Hotel Cafe, 6:00 am-5:30 pm (open daily).
DeLILLE CELLARS WINE DINNER
(Friday, February 9, 6:00 pm @ Rosario Mansion Restaurant)
The Mansion Restaurant's popular Wine Dinner Series continues with a dinner featuring wines from DeLille Cellars. This dinner will focus on DeLille's best kept secret - their 'Doyenne' lineup of Rhone varietal wines. Modeled after the famed Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Papes regions in the Northern Rhone, these Syrah based wines are some of the most elegant and supple of their kind offered in the country. DeLille Wine Dinner guests enjoy a special $99 standard room rate.
INFORMATION: Dinner and Room Reservations: 360-376-2152 ext. 400
NEW AT DOE BAY CAFE
We will begin to feature locally raised meat on our menu. We will be sourcing our meat with the same set of standards as we apply to all of our products, utilizing only locally produced, organic, sustainable and ethically raised animals. Our menu will and always will maintain its focus on highlighting what we grow in our own Doe Bay Garden and "vegetable forward cuisine". Additionally, we couldn't be more excited to work with more of our neighboring farmers and continue to grow and support our local economy and the local first small scale agriculture model.
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.
Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Doe Bay Supports Orcas Island Historical Museums
The Café is open from 5:00 -10:00 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. Come out and support Orcas Island Historical Museums! Each Thursday in January, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to the museums. This week our host is Carolyn Cruso.
LIVE MUSIC FEATURING MARTINIS & MARTIN: ROSARIO RESORT
(Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Resort)
Join Martin Lund on Thursdays for an evening of hand-crafted cocktails and live music. Martin Lund, an island favorite and jazzman extraordinaire, considers himself a "musical chef."
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
LIVE MUSIC AT DOE BAY
Saturday, January 20 - Live music in the yoga studio with Seattle's Sundae Crush and Hi Crime 8:00 - 10:00ish. No cover.
Friday, January 26 - Live music in the cafe with Irish/Scottish-tinged folksters, The Dave's! 7:30 - 9:00 pm. No cover.
(Fridays at 9:30 pm; Lower Tavern)
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Saturdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Rosario Resort) No concert January 27
Enjoy a presentation of music and history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ, 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
LIVE MUSIC WITH GENE NERY
(Saturdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario)
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
Art & Museum Shows
ART SHOW AT ORCAS CENTER
(Through January 31)
January Art Exhibit: Work From the Members of the Visual Arts Committee.
This show will be in both the LOBBY GALLERY AND MADRONA ROOM.
The current members of the VAC are; Mary Jane Elgin, Joan Fletcher, Marilee Holm, Ann Jones, Rick Jones, Peg Laycock, Heidi Lindberg, Pat Littlewood, Janis Mattox, Leon Rosenblatt, Nina Sahlin, and Kathy Youngren.
WASHINGTON FEDERAL ARTIST OF THE MONTH
See Denise Thomasin's photographs of nature and family on the walls of Washington Federal this month. Denise is deeply inspired by light and her photos bring out the heart and soul of our beautiful island. Washington Federal is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
INFORMATION: Contact Denise at 360-376-2697
FEBRUARY ORCAS CENTER GALLERY SHOW
Intake for art work; Wednesday, January 31, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Opening reception; Friday, February 3, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
All media will be accepted: painting, photography, other wall art as well as 3D work. Up to two pieces may be submitted. All wall art must be ready to hang, including hardware and wire. Three dimensional pieces must be in a stable condition for mounting on provided stands. The works on display may be offered for sale if the artist so chooses. Image is a graphite drawing by Leon Rosenblatt.
INFORMATION: Leon Rosenblatt at 415-302-8116
THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS (closed until January 27)
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.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUMS (closed January)
The Pioneer Museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 12 pm to 3 pm or by appointment starting February 1. Admission is by donation, there is a craft table for children to enjoy, and a great selection of Gift Shop items.The Crow Valley School is open by appointment during the quiet season.
MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 8:00 am - 9:00 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm daily. The tour is free.
INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152
(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
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
Michele Wiley, Volunteer