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Board of Directors
Colleen Smith, President
Terri Gilleland, Secretary 
Kim Morgan, Treasurer  
Shannon Borg
Lee Horswill
Marlace Hughes
Kathy Kantrud
Jacob Linnes
Stephanie Sisson
Holly Southern
Susan Gudgell, past-President 



Staff 
Lance Evans
Executive Director

Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
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

   
EASTSOUND ART WALKS
(Thursdays, starting at 5:00 pm @ Eastsound Village)
Mark your Thursday evenings for the summer when Downtown becomes pretty special with local arts, crafts and special events.  Look for the posters and pop-up signs for the participating locations!  Continues until August 30th. This is a casual walk-about-town, no need for tickets or maps, just YOU!
 
INFORMATION: 360-722-2802


MADRONA POINT INSURANCE ART EVENT
(Thursday, July 19, 5:00 pm @ 295 A Street, Eastsound)
Who is with the us for the Eastsound Art Walk this week? Grantham photography will be at Madrona Point Insurance, A Chele Enterprises Company, along with art by Mick Stevens, Michelle Reed originals and our collection of doTerra and Young Living for sampling!! Great music, bites and more...

INFORMATION: Michele Wiley at 360-722-2802


MOVIE OF THE WEEK: SICARIO - Day of the Soldado
(Friday-Saturday, July 20-21, 8:00 pm @ Seaview Theater)
FBI agent Matt Graver calls on mysterious operative Alejandro Gillick when Mexican drug cartels start to smuggle terrorists across the U.S. border. The war escalates even further when Alejandro kidnaps a top kingpin's daughter to deliberately increase the tensions.

INFORMATION: 360-376-5724


FARMER'S MARKET
(Saturday, July 21, 10:00-3:00 pm @ Village Green)
Want to find out what vendors will be at the Farmers Market each week? Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with your Farmers Market happenings. Find out about special kids activities happening at the market, or what vegetables are coming into season and if your favorite vendor will be at the market. Sign up through our website.



OLGA DAZE
(Saturday, July 21,10:00 am -3:00 pm @ Olga Community Park)
Festivities include something for everyone! Come for the Barn Sale and stay on for the freshly-made maple bars, live music, hot dogs, chili dogs, and dessert from the bake sale. The famous Olga Daze parade starts at noon sharp led by an Orcas Island fire truck. No spectators, all participants! There will be games and face painting for kids and the traditional raffle of a beautiful handmade quilt-a full day of fun and an opportunity to support the community's historic building.



JP AND THE OK RHYTHM BOYS RETURN TO CONCERT IN THE PARK
(Sunday, July 22, 5:00-7:00 pm @ Village Green)
The Sunday Concerts on the Village Green have been a treasured island tradition! Thanks as always to founder, Leslie Seaman, Season 19 has already proven an astounding success. JP and the OK Rhythm Boys look forward to continuing that excitement when they play Concert in the Park #165. JP, Gordon, and Anita will once more, with great joy (and a few laughs), bring fiddle, guitar, bass, tight three-part vocals, some banjo, mandolin, ukulele, saw, and banter to happy toe-tapping listeners, picnickers, dancers - YOU! Bring your snacks, your chair, your blanket, your family, your friends, or just yourself and be ready for a great time! Still free, still fun, it's the place to be!



JUBILEE WEEKEND
(Friday-Sunday, July 27-29 @ Orcas Island Community Church)
Jubilee Weekend at OICC! All members, attenders, and friends of Orcas Island Community Church, from both past and present, are invited to join us from July 27-29 as we celebrate a Jubilee Weekend at the church. We will give thanks to God for Dick Staub's 10+ years of pastoral ministry with us as well as giving thanks to God for 50+ years of worship within this church building. Jerry Root will join us as a guest speaker. We will have a concert celebration as well. Dr. Stephen Newby returns to lead the Community Gospel Choir.


INFORMATION: orcaschurch.org


THE MARKET DAY SALE
(Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am-2:00 pm @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church) 
The Market Day Sale will once again take place on the last Saturday in July on the Emmanuel church grounds. 
Welcome everyone for this our 78th annual sale! The very first Market Day Sale was held in 1940, and continues today in order to provide needed funds for the Orcas nonprofits that benefit Orcas Island adults and children. In 2017, $7,750 was donated to island nonprofits. We will be serving Silver Tea and also having our hot dog stand. Please join us for a very joyful day full of the tradition of giving. 

INFORMATION: 360-376-2352


FREE COMMUNITY ZIP LINE AND CLIMBING WALL DAY
(Sunday, July 29, 9:00 am-12:30 pm @ Camp Orkila)
If interested, please call Camp Orkila at 360-376-2678 to sign-up for a time slot.  Please know the number of people in your party at the time of calling.  Maximum weight capacity for a single rider is 250 lbs (subject to change depending on conditions) and children must be entering 3rd grade or above to participate.Being prompt is important, so please plan to arrive at camp 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.  Please enter through the main entrance on Mount Baker Road and follow signs to the designated parking areas.

INFORMATION: Camp Orkila website


THE DANIEL CASTRO BAND
(Thursday, August 2, 8:00 pm @ Sea View Theatre)
The Sea View Theatre will turn into the House of Blues as the Daniel Castro band takes to the stage. Well-known for being a dynamic performer Daniel Castro "leaves it all on the stage" night after night, and brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements. Daniel grew up in the L.A. area and was heavily influenced by the blues greats Albert King, B.B. King and Albert CollinsThe group's strong arrangements, including three-part harmonies, and its use of dynamics and feel, propel each song forward and leave audiences in awe of a trio that sounds so full.  Musical chemistry is obvious from the first note the band plays and it never lets up. Orcas Islands' own Bruce Harvie with open the show with tunes featuring slide guitar and mandolin.  Lounge and beer garden opens one hour before showtime. 
 
INFORMATION:  danielcastro.com. Tickets available @ Darvills' Bookstore or online at  
https://danielcastro.bpt.me


LIBRARY FAIR
(Saturday, August 11, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
Right now, The Friends of the Orcas Island Library is accepting books for the upcoming Library Fair. We want hardcover and paperbacks in good condition no matter the topic .... from Poetry to Pets, Cookbooks to Children's books, History to Health, Fiction to Foreign Language, CDs to DVDs, and many more! Just bring them in! You can drop them off at the library. We look forward to seeing you on August 11th for the 62nd Annual Library Fair in the Library parking lot.

INFORMATION: 360-376-4985


SPOOKY TALES RETURN TO ORCAS HISTORICAL MUSEUMS
(Wednesdays, 8:00 pm @ Pioneer Museum and Fridays, 5:00 pm @ Crow Valley School Museum, through August 31) 
Professional storyteller, Antoinette Botsford, has investigated the spirits of those who once resided on Orcas Island, or who in rare cases may still be here. Antoinette embellishes verifiable historical data with imagination (where needed) to result in intriguing stories that keep the audience, sometimes as young as six years old--some as old as ninety-- hanging on every word! Ticket prices are $10 adults, $8 members, and $5 (under 18). Reservations are recommended. Last year, many people were turned away. Both venues have limited seating. 
 
INFORMATION: Purchase tickets in advance through the website, at the museum, or by phone with a credit card at 360-376-4849.


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3% THURSDAY FOR THE FUNHOUSE COMMONS
(Thursday, July 19, 8:00 am-8:00 pm @ Orcas Food Co-op)                                          
This month The Funhouse Commons will receive 3% of the gross receipts of Orcas Food Co-op sales on Thursday, July 19. The Funhouse serves the urgent needs of young people and strengthens community bonds by providing a safe and stimulating environment. The Funhouse provides mentoring programs, out of school time programs, teen programs and, in partnership with the Orcas Island School District, education and college preparation programs. Donate to The Funhouse "Coins for Community" or Round-up at the Register all month long to donate to The Funhouse Commons.
INFORMATION: 360-376-2009


Doe Bay Wine Company DOE BAY WINE COMPANY
(Friday, July 20, 4:00 - 6:00 pm @ Doe Bay Wine Co.)
Please join us for a drop in Friday tasting with special guest Marty Taucher, managing partner of Avennia winery in Woodinville. Marty will be visiting the island and pouring new releases of both whites and red to pair with select cheeses & meats. Founded in 2010, Avennia is an award winning winery making some of the most expressive and balanced wines in Washington. Their winemaker, Chris Peterson, was named 'Winemaker of the Year' by Seattle Magazine in 2017. You can learn more at www.avennia.comCome taste delicious wines and enjoy great company, classic tunes and an array of tasty snacks. All for only $25 a person! 

INFORMATION:  cole@doebaywinecompany.com 


ISLAND MARKET WINE TASTING
(July 26, August 9 and August 23)

Wine tasting every other Thursday from 4:00 -6:00 pm in the beverage department.
 

INFORMATION: 360-376-6000


"JOIN IN JULY"- NEW MEMBER DRIVE
Orcas Food Co-op"Join in July" and get a fantastic insulated bag filled with swag, an insulated co-op thermos, samples from Co-op vendors near and far and lots of other goodies! Members who pay in full also get their choice of one of our new co-op t-shirts. Membership is a $240 total investment, and it's just $10 to get started, with monthly payments until you are paid in full. Each week during July members who shop at least once will also be entered to win one of two weekly $25 gift cards. Our existing member base has made it possible for the co-op to expand this year with new storage and office space and an additional walk-in to come in the near future!

INFORMATION: see websiteFollow us on Facebook and Instagram for a sneak peak of the gifts!


MONKEY PUZZLE: NEW INVENTORY
Monkey puzzle is now carrying Arcopedico shoes. The present inventory features a woven shoe from Portugal called Shocks. Not only does it come in 16 colors,but it also has a " patented twin arch support, "is machine washable and is "practical like shoes,comfortable like socks." We have a new selection of washable Swedish dishcloths, light fixtures, lamps, dish towns with whales, whimsical socks and of course our melamine plates.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2275


ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
Quartz Counter Tops. If you are a second home-owner on Orcas, and are considering new, beautiful quartz counter top, we can help! Our contractor will visit your home for a site-survey and make  custom measurements. Then the new counters will be installed in a timely manner for that new look you've been dreaming about!We specialize in helping second home owners on Orcas Island. 
See our web page for details.


or call Sonia: 360-610-2887,Tim: 360-472-0330, Local: 360-376-4833

Health and Wellness
     
                                        
KETTLEBELL INTRO SESSION AT FITNESS QUEST NW
(Saturday, July 28, 9:00 - 11:30 am @ Fitness Quest NW)
This session will be on Saturday morning and the cost is $60.00 There is limited enrollment and partial scholarships are available if needed. Usually we run our intro program in a two-day format, but since extra time seems to be hard to come up with right now we will see how much we can accomplish in a single 2-1/2 hour session. Exercising with Kettlebells is unlike any workout you have done. It has been tested, proven and documented that a Kettlebell training session burns more calories per minute than any other workout. 

INFORMATION: To reserve your spot, contact us at 360-317-7470, fitquest@rockisland.com


OMARI BEAUTY BAR: Brightening and Firming Maui Facial
We invite you to celebrate the summer solstice by escaping to a tropical paradise with The Brightening and Firming Maui Facial. A trio of enzymes provide enhanced exfoliation for a truly renewed complexion. Antioxidants and skin brighteners work to increase tissue regeneration while lessening dullness. A take-home peel will provide increased softening, firming and toning results. This facial is a summer must!

INFORMATION: Call or Text 360-378-7638, OmariBeautyBar.com


WOMEN'S PELVIC HEALTH BODYWORK SESSIONS
(Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio, 138 North Beach Rd) 
Suzi Zobrist, LMT, offers an innovative new bodywork modality for women's health and pelvic wellness. Using an integrative approach, Suzi supports women who are experiencing birth, trauma or surgery-related pain in the pelvis or pelvic floor. Pelvic Health Bodywork is preventive self-care and a restorative treatment that can improve symptoms experienced with a variety of female specific health complaints, as well as provide support during the multitude of transitions that a woman encounters throughout her life. 

INFORMATION: Email info@orcasmandala.com to schedule a session, orcasmandala.com


WILD ROSE LTD
(For the month of July) 
white-flowers-header.jpg Foot reflexology treatments with Aromatherapy. One hour for $70.  

INFORMATION: Deborah Darner, LMT, 360-376-4188 


Announcements


CANDIDATE FORUM 
(Friday, July 20, 7:00 pm @  Fire Station) 
Meet the Judicial, sheriff, and prosecuting attorney candidates! Please attend to meet and to hear these candidates positions and answer your questions. Ballots mailed out on July 17 for the Primary.

INFORMATION: orcaseagleforum.org


VOTING INFORMATION
(July-August schedule)
This election is a federal, state and local Top Two
primary. The two candidates who receive the most
votes in each race will advance to the general election
ballot in November. All registered San Juan County voters will receive
ballots for this election. All voters will see Federal, State, County and Judicial races. JULY 30 Deadline for in-person registration for
persons not currently registered in Washington State
AUGUST 7 Election Day! Deadline to return August
Primary ballots. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day
or placed in an official ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on Election night.  AUGUST 21 August Primary certified by Canvassing Board.

INFORMATION: 360-370-7563


MEET ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON AT ORCAS FARM
(Sunday, July 29, 4:00 - 5:30 pm @ Orcas Farm, 120 Byrle Hall Road, Olga, WA 98279)
Please join us in welcoming Attorney General Bob Ferguson to Orcas Island. Come show your support and learn more about the good work AG Ferguson is doing for our state and nation. The above Donation Tiers are merely a suggestion, please come and give what you can. Refreshments provided.

INFORMATION: contact Molly Donovan at 360-376-3276 or orcasfarm@gmail.com
 

THE FUNHOUSE WELCOMES A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
The Funhouse Commons Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Emilie Gincig as the organization's new Executive Director. Emilie Gincig will relieve the current Executive Director, Maureen Moran, who is transitioning to a position at the Orcas Island School District.

INFORMATION: funhousecommons.org


DOE BAY FEST TICKETS FOR ISLANDERS!
(seven days a week online)
Doe Bay Fest 2018 IS HAPPENING!  Click here to check out this gorgeous video featuring scenes from last year. DBF11 is slated for Aug. 2-5 and as always, we save aside some tickets specifically for Locals so that our community can join us for this musical highlight of the summer. Island residents get SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING!  PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE at www.doebayfest.com and use the access code WE-LOVE-OUR-NEIGHBORS to get the discounted pricing.  If you would rather volunteer in exchange for a ticket, that works too! Email doebayfestvounteers@gmail.com. Please join us for the hottest show on-island this summer!
 
INFORMATION: Call 376-2291, and check out doebayfest.com.


SUP AND KAYAK RACING AT WEST BEACH RESORT
(Tuesdays & Fridays: SUP and Saturdays: Kayaks, 5:30 pm @ West Beach Resort)
Join us for SUP and kayak racing this summer!  $8/craft entry fee, winner receives a free off-season night stay (restrictions apply).  Double kayak races are on Saturdays at 5:30 pm; SUP racing is Fridays and Tuesday at 5:30 pm.  Submit your entries at the front desk no later than 5:15 pm the day of the race.

INFORMATION: westbeachresort.com


BMX NIGHTS AT CAMP ORKILA
(Tuesdays until September 4, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Camp Orkila)
Free. Open to all ages who can ride a bike! BMX bikes and helmets provided first come, first serve. Requirements: Signed Consent form for all 
riders, Long Sleeve, Long Pants, Closed toe shoes. no exceptions! 

INFORMATION: call 360-376-4708


SHEARWATER KAYAKING
Summer is here and we are adding to our kayak tour schedule now. 3-hour Kayak Tours are offered daily.  Day Trips - usually to Jones Island State Park - are available Tues/Thurs/Sat. Reservations can be made online or by phone 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Reservations are always recommended, but we sometimes have space available on the day of the tours. 

INFORMATION: Shearwaterkayaks.com or 360-376-4699


JULY DANCE INTENSIVES
(Until Friday, July 27 @ Orcas Center)
If you can walk, you can dance. Orcas Dance is offering several dance classes over a three-week intensive, available for both adults and kids. Classes include Contemporary Ballet, West Coast Swing, Hip-Hip, Jazz, African Dance, and more. Orcas Center will be opening its doors to a brand new multipurpose space filling one half of a converted prop warehouse. Complete with mirrored walls, a sprung floor, and an inspiring repertoire of dance classes to join during July Dance Intensives.

INFORMATION: Schedule available at orcas.dance and orcascenter.org


TRADING COMPANY CLOSING AUGUST 5TH
Due to Tenant/Landlord conflict and no other suitable commercial space available to rent, Trading Co will be closing its door on August 5, 2018. All Consignee's with the Trading Co please contact Betty Jensen at 360-375-7112 or cell phone number 480-430-3095 to make arrangements for you to pick up items that have been consigned with me. If you have consigned with current owner, Betty Jensen since November 1, 2017 all consignment payments will be made no later than August 10, 2018. If you have consigned with previous owner before November 1, 2017, please contact previous owner for your consignment payout. Thank you for your support and patronage as well the opportunity to meet the members of this community!
 
INFORMATION: 360-375-7112


Restaurant News & Dining Deals
(Check Restaurant Guide for current days and times)


Red Rabbit RED RABBIT FARM DINNERS
Red Rabbit Farm dinners have begun, Sundays at 6:00 pm. 
Write redrabbitfarm@rockisland.com, or 360-376-3208 to reserve.
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-3208


ISLAND PIE
We will be closing at 9 pm each night (still closed Tuesdays) instead of 9:30 pm. 

INFORMATION: 360-376-2505


THE KITCHEN SPECIALS
(Friday and Saturday)
Vietnamese Style Pasta Salad: Locally made Penne Rigate is tossed with Lemongrass-lime-basil mayonnaise, and locally grown summer vegetables, served on a bed of salad greens. $11.50 We recommend adding an order of any of our meat, fish, or soy bean based proteins, priced accordingly.
Paired with our house-made Lemongrass Dry Soda. $3 Hours: Mon.Tues. Thurs. Fri. 11:00 am-8:00 pm, Wed. & Sat. 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

INFORMATION: 360-376-6958
 
 
EVERY SUMMER DAY IS A CLEVER COW DAY!
Open every day from noon to 10:00 pm. Our amazing ice cream drenched in Girl Meets Dirt shrubs topping heads the list this summer. We also have our delicious fudge and caramel toppings you can take home, as well as cones, floats, sodas, sundaes, malts, lattes and affogatos to satisfy your sweet summer cravings. And, we have GIFT CERTIFICATES!
 
INFORMATION: clevercowcreamery.com 
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OPEN MIC:

Second Mondays, 8:00-10:00 pm; 
Orcas Center
All musicians, poets, storytellers, voices of the voiceless, loud mouths, comedians, magicians, talents of basic and varying levels of obscurity welcome. Everyone is invited to perform on the Orcas Center stage for NEW! monthly open mic. Martin Gomez to host. Free! 
Choice wine and beer by Doe Bay Winery available for purchase in the lobby.
 




INFORMATION: 360-376-2281x4
 

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. 
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4848
 

Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Doe Bay Supports Island Stage Left in July
Each Thursday in July, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Island Stage Left. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! This week our host is Carolyn Cruso. The CafĂ© is open from 5:00-10:00 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. 

INFORMATION: 360-376-8059

 
KARAOKE & LIVE MUSIC:                                                                                      


LIVE MUSIC FEATURING SINGER-SONGWRITER MADISON WEST
(Sundays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Cascade Bay Grill at Rosario Marina) 
Orcas-raised Madison West is a talented pop-folk singer-songwriter currently studying at Berklee College of Music.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
 

ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Tuesdays-Saturdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Rosario Resort)
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 BY "ALMOST CLASSICAL"
(Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 pm @ Deer Harbor Inn) 
Exquisite classical music with a touch of pop by this accomplished string and piano trio who have played Carnegie Hall and toured in Europe.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1040


KARAOKE/TRIVIA NIGHTS AT LOWER TAVERN
(Wednesdays at 8:00 pm)
Play Trivia with friends.
(Fridays at 9:30 pm)
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!  

INFORMATION: 360-376-4848 
 
  
LIVE MUSIC WITH GENE NERY
(Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 @ Cascade Bay Grill and Fridays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Moran Lounge, Rosario Resort)  

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
 
 
LIVE MUSIC FEATURING MARTINIS & MARTIN: ROSARIO RESORT 
(Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Resort Moran Lounge) 
Join Martin Lund  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 PIANO MUSIC BY RON MYERS
(Fridays-Sundays, 5:00 pm -9:00 pm @ Deer Harbor Inn)
One of the island's favorites, piano player Ron Myers will entertain you while you dine.
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-1040
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                   
Art & Museum Shows
 
 
 JULY ORCAS CENTER SHOW 
The featured artist for the July show at Orcas Center is B. Sadie Bailey. Sadie's exciting folk art will fill the lobby. From the museum of International Folk Art, "Folk Art is of, by, and for the people; all people, inclusive of class, status, culture, community, ethnicity, gender, and religion." "It's this inclusivity and freedom of  eclectic play that I seek, and it's why calling myself a "folk artist," or a "maker," best encompasses what I do." (B. Sadie Bailey)

 
INFORMATON: 360-376-2281
 
 
PRECIOUS PETS PHOTO & ART PIECES
(July Exhibit @ Orcas Senior Center)
Pets are on display in the Lundeen Room this summer. Help us decorate the walls with all kinds of animal pals, no matter the shape or size, all pets count! This show is organized by the Visual Arts Committee - Come visit the Senior Center in July to enjoy this exhibit of our furry (and other!) friends!

INFORMATION:  Orcas Senior Center - 360-376-2677


WASHINGTON FEDERAL'S ARTIST OF THE MONTH: SUSAN SLAPIN
Visit Washington Federal to see this colorful, textured, impressionistic exhibit. Susan is an island Visual Artist who shares the love of nature and color. She says: "I spent much of my time, as a small child, observing color and doing color scales in my mind. Little did I know that love of the visual world and its hues would increasingly continue, and be reflected and shared with others in paint and picture. The medium is soft pastels, and the pigments are simply beautiful." On Friday, July 6th, from 3:30-4:00 pm, please join us for an informal Artist's talk about the work, and say Hello! As usual on Fridays at WAFED, there will be sweets and fresh coffee.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2218
 

JACQUELINE KEMPFER ARTIST STUDIO
(Wed. Fri. & Sat. Noon - 4:00 pm, Thurs. 1:00 - 7:00 pm @ 474 N. Beach Rd)
After a short stroll up North Beach Road, visitors can enjoy Jackie's original paintings of Orcas Island scenery in the mediums of watercolor, oil and Sumi ink. Visit with Jackie
or just relax in the atmosphere of a working studio filled with antique furnishings and the private collections of the artist. Jackie is pleased to offer a 10% discount on all painting purchases and beautiful, free gift wrapping. During July and August
the studio will stay open for the THURSDAY NIGHT EVENING ART WALKS from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2282 jacquelinekempferartist.com


CREATIVE MINDS ART GALLERY
(Suite F-1, Our House Building, 123 North Beach Rd)
Artist, Janet Gadallah, Creative Minds Art Gallery, on Orcas Island, is a gem in the San Juan Islands. It is the first artist cooperative to open in the San Juan Islands since Orcas Island Artworks in Olga so many years ago. The gallery is home to several island artists and debuts several northwest artists whose work has previously only been available by commission. Contact: 360-622-5309
 


THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS 
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 MUSEUM
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 
11:00 - 4:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00-3:00 pm or by appointment. There is a great selection of Gift Shop items. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm. The Crow Valley School is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00-3:00 pm for the summer season.

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


GIRL MEETS DIRT HIRING
Looking for a reliable, well paying job with an awesome team of food loving women? Please see the link with listing for Production Team Member and apply via email or in person at 208 Enchanted Forest Rd. 



MADRONA BAR AND GRILL
Hiring line cooks, dishwashers, servers and bussers.

INFORMATION: call 360-376-7171 or apply in person.


ISLAND MARKET OPENINGS
F/T Cashier, F/T Meat Cutter/Wrapper, F/T Deli/Bakery Clerk.  Benefits include 100% PAID medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees, 401k plans, paid time off program, discounts on gas and health club.

INFORMATION:  Please apply in store or online at orcasislandmarket.com/careers.
 
 
SAN JUAN ISLANDS VISITORS BUREAU:Marketing Content @ Outreach Coordinator
This position is based in an office in Friday Harbor, and involves monthly travel to Orcas and Lopez Islands, and occasional travel to Seattle. This position will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and Communications & Stewardship Manager. See website for details.

INFORMATION: Executive Director Deborah Hopkins Buchanan at 360-378-3277 ext. 5


SAN JUAN COUNTY LAND BANK: Orcas Island Preserve Steward
The Preserve Steward  is responsible for all aspects of managing Land Bank Preserves on Orcas Island. Part-time 32 Hours per Week, Non-Exempt. Pay Range:  Range H-9, Step 1 - 3, $27.75 to $30.27.

INFORMATION: For complete details and application see County website
 

OPEN POSITION AT THE ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
We are looking for a new Programs and Activities Coordinator. Please visit our website (www.orcasseniors.org) or our Facebook page for details and the full job description.

INFORMATION: Sara Boyle,  oisc.cfa@gmail.com or 360-376-7723.


ORCAS ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT IS HIRING
Open positions: custodian, para-educators, teachers. 



THE KITCHEN IS HIRING
All positions--Prep Cooks, Line Cooks, Customer Service. 
Give us a call or stop by!

INFORMATION: 360-376-6958


ORCAS FOOD CO-OP IS HIRING
Full time, part time and seasonal positions are currently available. 
Benefits include paid personal leave, free yoga classes, a 20% store discount, 50% shift lunch, paid vacation for those working more than 20 hours/week, and more. 



ORCAS CENTER IS HIRING
Orcas Center Job Opportunities: Executive Director
Hospitality Committee *volunteers, Web Development Intern*

INFORMATION: Click here for more information or call 360-376-2281 ext 4


 
Public Meetings on Orcas Island

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



Wednesday, August 15 (9:00 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board (Library Meeting Room) Call 360-376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, August 15 (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 

Michele Wiley, Volunteer

Madie Murray, 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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