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

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Barb Buman, volunteer
Michele Wiley, volunteer 
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65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
 IN EASTSOUND
 
 
The Eastsound St. Patrick's Day Parade will start up Prune Alley, then down North Beach Road, at approximately 12:00 noon on Friday, March 17. 
 
Wear your green & celebrate!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE VISION FOR EASTSOUND

The Vision for Eastsound has been released for community input and feedback at www.eastsound.vision
 
On Friday, March 31, a Community Meeting will be held at the Eastsound Fire Hall from 6:00 - 800 pm as an opportunity for islanders to present their feedback. 
 
We ask that you write your comments and submit to San Juan County for inclusion at eastsoundupdate@sanjuanco.com.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Events This Week & Beyond  
   

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE DOE BAY CAFE 
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring Orcas Senior Center in March)
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 Senior Center! Each Thursday in March, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Orcas Senior Center. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! This week our host is Libby Valluzzi.

UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS AT DOE BAY
THIS WEEK:
Friday, March 17
Live music in the cafe with Seattle's Lizzie Weber!
7:30 - 9:00 pm. No cover.
Reservations recommended.
NEXT WEEK:
Friday, March 24
Live music in the cafe with Santa Cruz, CA's Cygne!
7:30 - 9 pm. No cover. Reservations recommended.

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059.


CROW VALLEY STRING BAND & BroGrass TO PLAY THE WHITE HORSE ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY
(Friday, March 17, 7:00 pm @ the White Horse Pub)
Come celebrate St Patrick's Day with live Irish music by the Crow Valley String Band and BroGrass on Friday, March 17, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the White Horse Pub. Band members, Tashi Litch, Kaj Litch, Rachel Bishop and Jim Litch will make their annual return to their Celtic musical roots for this lively evening of fine traditional Irish music. The Crow Valley String Band is known for its appealing repertoire of high-energy traditional music delivered with keen arrangements for string instruments. Rachel, Tashi and Kaj originally hale from the British Isles and invite you to join this timeless and endearing tradition of gathering at the village pub for an early evening of music, food, and cheer - under the spell of the Irish! 
   And best to catch BroGrass while you can on Orcas Island! A few special guests will join this driving, joyful music as the night carries on. There is no cover for the event, and the Irish menu of the White Horse Pub will be available.



MOVIES OF THE WEEK AT SEA VIEW THEATRE: 
The LEGO Batman Movie
(Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm)
Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. Rated PG. Starring Will ArnettMichael CeraRosario Dawson. 
John Wick: Chapter 2
(Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm)
After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. Rated R. Starring Keanu ReevesRiccardo ScamarcioIan McShane. 

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


MUSIC AT RANDOM HOWSE
(Friday, March 17)
March Birthday Dance with Jen, Grace, and more! 
Special open for dinner then dance starts at 9:30, no cover, 21+


ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Saturdays, 4:00 pm @ Rosario) Note: No Organ Concerts on April 8 and 15.
Enjoy a presentation of music and photography that walks guests through the history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the historic Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ with the silent film, stories of the Mansion's most colorful residents, and Christopher's original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Complimentary and open to the public.     

INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152, ext. 300
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SPAMALOT AT ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18 & 23-25, 7:30 pm, Center Stage;
a RECEPTION will follow the Opening Night production on Thursday, March 16)
This March Orcas Center will feature the award-winning musical Monty Python's Spamalot, on Center Stage with Doug Bechtel directing an all-island cast. The musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend and the mythic Search for the Grail. Get your tickets now! (Parental discretion advised - some adult language.)
   Orcas Center has been planning this extensive musical theater production for over a year, with a cast of 25 Orcas Islanders, directed by Doug Bechtel along with music director Jim Shaffer-Bauck, choreographer Suzie Fraser, Stage Manager Lynda Sanders, costume designer Kathy Walsh, set construction lead Dan Walker, Prop Master Thelma McTavish and dozens of volunteers making set pieces, sewing, painting and working back stage. Spamalot will run for six performances, March 16-18 and March 23-25.
There will be a reception following the Opening Night production on Thursday, March 16.
Don't delay - get your tickets now!
Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office
www.orcascenter.org

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1


MARCH FOR MEALS!
(Saturday, March 18, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
We will be holding our annual fundraiser for our Meals on Wheels program on Saturday, March 18, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. The Now Legendary Spring Brunch will be hosted by Chef Christina Orchid, featuring Chefs Jay Savell and Ian Cassinos.
   Together, we will be serving up a menu that is sure to bring you feelings of pure delight. The Meals on Wheels Brunch this year will include: Our Classic Eggs Benedict, Strawberry Ricotta Blintzes, Broccoli 'Shroom Scramble, Thick Cut Bacon, Farmer's Maple Sausage, Homestyle Breakfast Potatoes, Fresh Cut Fruit Salad, Assorted Pastries and Preserves from Christina's own Red Rabbit Farm.
   Orcas is proud to be the only island in the San Juans serving 3 meals/ week. Let's keep it that way by having a successful brunch on Saturday, March 18! Get your tickets in advance at 62 Henry Road from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Advance prices are $15 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under.
   Tickets are also available throughout the week at Darvill's Bookstore and at the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce. Thank you in advance for your continued support of this vital program and the people that it serves!
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LIVING AND DYING WELL ON ORCAS ISLAND
(Saturday, March 18, 2:00 pm @ the Odd Fellows Hall)
Molly Roberts, Suzi Rose, Meika Neenan, and Dorian King (Hospice NW) will serve on a panel discussion about options and consequences of choices regarding where and how individuals live their remaining days on or off the island. Panel participants have helped countless people transition and will be able to offer an overview of how support and hospice works on the island.
Free; donations are welcome.


SINGING AND THE BRAIN
Aniruddh Patel, Tufts University Professor of Psychology
(Saturday, March 18, 5:00 pm @ Orcas Island Community Church)
Humans may be the only species that speaks, but we are just one of many that sing. How is human song similar to and different from those of other singing animals? Did humans develop singing and music for an evolutionary purpose? Can regular singing influence our brain structure in positive ways? This lecture by a leading authority in cognitive neuroscience will address questions like why humans sing and how music is related to brain function.
   Aniruddh ("Ani") Patel joined Tufts University in 2012 as Associate Professor of Psychology, after working as Senior Fellow at The Neurosciences Institute in San Diego. He studies the relationship between music and language, exploring the mental foundations of these distinctively human abilities. His work uses many methods including human brain imaging, theoretical analysis, acoustic research, and comparisons with other species. Patel has served as President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. He is author of Music, Language and the Brain (Oxford University Press, 2017), for which he won the ASCAP 2008 Deems-Taylor Award.
   Cosponsosored by Orcas Choral Society, Carl de Boor, Roger Sherman, William and Valerie Anders Foundation


SAVE THE DATE! 3rd ANNUAL MARCH TURTLEBACK MARCH!
(Sunday, March 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Turtleback Mountain Preserve)
The weather forecast is calling for sun THIS Sunday!
Are you signed up for our Third Annual March Turtleback March? The San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust invite you to the third annual MARCH TURTLEBACK MARCH, a 5 mile "Up and Over" hike on the Turtleback Mountain Preserve!
We will depart promptly at 1:00 pm from the South Trailhead parking area (Deer Harbor Road/Wild Rose Lane) on board a Camp Orkila bus to the North Trailhead. From there it's "up and over" the mountain on an amazingly beautiful 5-mile hike back to your car.
Be sure to dress for the weather, bring water/snacks and, most importantly, friends!
Pre-registration is required; please contact Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or tanjaw@sjclandbank.org to reserve your spot on the Camp Orkila bus!


ORCAS MONTESSORI SCHOOL TO HOST : FAMILY CONVERSATIONS
(March 22, April 11, & May 10, 5:30 - 7:00 pm @ the Fire Hall)
The Orcas Montessori School will be hosting three evenings for parents. Entitled How Satisfied are you with your Family Conversations?, the sessions can be attended as a series or stand alone. They are all free for parents, grandparents, relatives and any family member over 11 .
   Free childcare is available at the Montessori School during the sessions from 5:15-7:15 pm. If you will be using the childcare, you must RSVP to the school one week in advance of each evening.
March 22: No One is Born a Parent! Presented by Marti Monroe, PhD, this evening is for parents, teachers, families and everyone interested in a more effective life and relationships. Become acquainted with and practice effective parenting skills.
April 11: Respectful Talk with self and others! Led by Marti Monroe, PhD Discover how to have peaceful and effective conversations with members of your family, including you!
May 10 : The Ties that Bind! Presented by Mary Anne Owen, retired psychotherapist
Learn about family systems, why you are predisposed to behave as you do, and how you might make some changes.


READING & BOOK SIGNING AT DARVILL'S BOOKSTORE
(Thursday, March 23, 6:00 - 7:00 pm)
David Neiwert, author of Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us. Reading and book signing on Thursday, March 23, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

INFORMATION: Phone: 360-376-2135


ENJOY NEARBY NATURE
(Friday, March 24, 1:00-3:00 pm, Meet @ the Senior Center)
Come along with the Orcas Island Senior Center on guided explorations of local parks with Trillium Swanson. Our first outing will be a walk along the Crescent Beach Trail on Friday, March 24, 1-3 pm. Join us as we walk through the Land Bank property on the flat trail that stretches between Mount Baker Road and Crescent Beach. We will listen and watch for signs of spring, and enjoy the view of Crescent Beach when we emerge from the trail, overlooking the water. Please meet at the Senior Center to ride our van to the trailhead so we can drop you off and then pick you up on the other end of the trail. This activity is FREE. Please sign up at the Senior Center's front desk or by calling 376-2677.

INFORMATION: Please call the Senior Center at 360-376-2677, or visit the front desk at 62 Henry Road, Eastsound.


17th ANNUAL FUNHOUSE COMMONS SCIENCE FAIR
(Saturday, March 25)
The 17th Annual Funhouse Science Fair is coming up on Saturday, March 25! Come one! Come all!
Featuring gizmos & gadgets, marvels & wonders, mysteries revealed and the magic of science!
Join us for an exciting performance by scientist professional, Hazen Audel - featured on National Geographic television! This FREE family event is open to the whole community!
K-12 students have started planning their projects! Funhouse staff and volunteers can assist students who are interested in entering a project.
Wandering Wizards will be judging exhibits, and ALL participants receive a prize. High school and middle school students are eligible for up to $2000 in college scholarship money. It also looks great on college applications!
Parents, head here for registration forms:
http://www.funhousecommons.org/science-fair/
INFORMATION: Contact Emilie at 360-376-7177 or emilie@thefunhouse.org with any questions.


LA TRAVIATA AT ORCAS CENTER
(Sunday, March 26, 1:00 pm, Live in HD Center Stage)
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera's most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office
www.orcascenter.org

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1


JENS KRUSE TO SPEAK AT ORCAS CENTER
(Monday, March 27, 5:30 pm @ Orcas Center, Center Stage)
Does the late stage of the Weimar Republic in Germany hold lessons for the current moment of the American Republic? A presentation by Jens Kruse, Professor Emeritus of German, Wellesley College
"History does not repeat itself, but it does instruct." So starts the recently released On Tyranny by the eminent historian Timothy Snyder. In his presentation, Jens Kruse attempts to assess what instruction we can derive, at our current historical moment, from a comparison of the years 1932/33 in the Weimar Republic in Germany to the years 2016/17 in our American republic.
   Jens Kruse was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1949. He has taught German language and literature on all levels of our curriculum and published books and articles on Goethe, Kafka, and other authors. Most recently, he has prepared, for eNotatedClassics, annotated electronic editions of Kafka stories such as "The Metamorphosis" and the "Hunger Artist."
   Please, join us for this stimulating conversation, presented by the Orcas Island Library.
This event is free to the public.

INFORMATION: For more information, please contact Kathleen Lunde, 376-4985
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TAYLOR 2 AT ORCAS CENTER
(Friday, March 31, 6:30 pm, Live in HD Center Stage)
The Taylor 2 Dance Company
will hold a master class for advanced dancers from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm on the night of the performance included with ticket.
Paul Taylor's Taylor 2 is the six-member company that brings Paul Taylor's dances to venues of any size with all the artistry of the world renowned choreographer's work - representing the wide range of athleticism, humor and emotion found in his dances. Mr. Taylor looked back to the 1954 origins of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for the structure of his new company: six professionals with a particular gift for his style who perform his work throughout the world. 
   Orcas Center is indeed one such small isolated community that would otherwise be unable to see Paul Taylor's work. We are eager to have Taylor 2 grace our stage again and share the work of dancemaker Paul Taylor, one of the seminal artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries, who continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since he became a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954.  
Tickets: $27, $19 students, $6 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office
www.orcascenter.org

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1


WRITE DOE BAY
(Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9 @ Doe Bay)
Write hosts award-winning authors/writers of genres ranging from memoir, fiction, poetry, essay, songwriting, artistic process, storytelling, and photography. Write welcomes participants at any stage of their creative path including those who are ready to take their first steps. April's Write welcomes Wildflowers Photography Artist and Writer Joy Prouty; award-winning Memoir Author and Write Teaching Artist Alum Claire Bidwell Smith; Novelist and Editor Sam Ligon; Poet, Pie Baker, Essayist, and Author Kate Lebo; Drummer, Traveler, Non-Profit Organizer and Ugandan Exchange Musician Faustine Hudson; and Singer/Songwriter Mikey Gervais. This event is 2017's ONLY Write Workshop and is open to just 25 participants. Tickets are selling fast.
Price includes workshop tuition, materials, resort accommodations, chef-prepared meals, and an intimate concert.

INFORMATION: Visit www.writedoebay.com for more information
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Announcements 


ORCAS ISLAND ROTARY 
(Friday, March 24, 4:00 - 5:30 pm @ the Eastsound Fire Station, 45 Lavender Lane)
Refreshments will be provided. 

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



NO DISCOVER PASS NEEDED AT STATE PARKS ON MARCH 19
No Discover Pass will be needed for State Parks' 104th birthday on Sunday, March 19. Visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass for day-use visits to a park. The free days apply only at state parks. The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. For information about Discover Pass, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov. For a list of all the free days for 2017, click here


ORCAS ISLAND LIONS CLUB LUNCH MEETING
(Wednesday, March 22, 8:00 am @ the Island Skillet)
Visitors are welcome.
Winter Schedule:
2nd Wednesdays at 11:45 am at the Senior Center multi-purpose room.
4th Wednesdays at 8:00 am at the Island Skillet


THE VIKING VOICE
We're a small school newspaper created by students at Orcas Island High School. Our newspaper is published within The Islands' Sounder, the community newspaper.
   Printing costs money - $400, to be precise. Advertising is our primary method of collecting funding in order to continue giving a voice to the students; creativity costs.
   Advertisers can buy a full page ad for 400 dollars, a half-page ad for 200 dollars, or a regular-sized ad for 60 dollars. Ads will also be displayed on the website. The Viking Voice is also offering a two-for-one, where one regular-sized ad will be placed in the next two editions for 100 dollars.
   We also want to provide community members a way to contribute to this student publication even if they aren't owners of a business. The Viking Voice's Patreon is open to monthly donations; patrons who pledge three or more dollars per month will be included in a "patrons" section in the print edition.


CALL FOR ART : SCULPTURE
(Wednesday, April 5, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm;
Artist Reception: Friday, April 7, 5:30 to 7:00 pm)
Orcas Center invites all artists to bring in their Sculpture-3D-Collage work (including work in glass, wood, paper, metal, ceramic, fabric or whatever) on Wednesday, April 5, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. All work must be complete and ready for display upon delivery. This show consists of work from our local creative community, so don't be shy! Don't miss this opportunity to share your creative vision with all of us!
   The exhibit will fill the lobby and Madrona Room at Orcas Center during the month of April, with an artist reception on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

INFORMATION: Questions? Call or email: Andrea Hendrick, 376-7166 hhendrick@rockisland.com, Janis Mattox, 376-3778 orangeflipo@gmail.com, or Mary Jane Elgin, 376-2755 maryjaneceramics@gmail.com


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

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


ORCAS SENIOR CENTER COMMUNICATIONS & FUNDRAISING ADMINISTRATOR POSITION
Orcas Senior Center is hiring for a New Position: Communications and Fundraising Administrator. If you are tech-savvy, love working with people, and are a strong communicator, send your resume and cover letter to OrcasSeniorCenter@gmail.com
by March 24th. Equal Opportunity Employer
Thank you for showing interest in the Communications and Fundraising Administrator Position. Please, review all of the information below and, if you need more, please use the contact information provided. (3.9/3.16)
Click here for a Fact Sheet about this position.
Click here for a full description of this position.


1st ANNUAL SAFE on the Rocks 5K
(Saturday, April 22, 8:00 pm, Orcas Athletics)
Join SAFE San Juans for our 1st annual SAFE on the Rocks 5k in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
This twilight fun run will feature glow sticks, glow paint, a post-race party with music, food, raffle lottery tickets, family-friendly activities, and much more! Even if you want to walk the route or just come for the festivities starting at 8:00 pm, SAFE on the Rocks will have something fun for everyone. 
   Races kick off at 8:00 pm, with race staging starting at 7:00 pm and the post-race family fun at 8:30 pm!
   Race entry is $25. All racers will receive a t-shirt, completion medal, and other cool giveaways!
   Headlamps are required for participation and will be available for rent for a minimum donation of $5.00, if you do not have your own.

INFORMATION: For more information, contact your local SAFE San Juan Office by calling 360-376-5979 or email info@safesj.org

  
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
 

ST. PATTY'S DINNER
Friday, March 17th, 5:30 & 7:30 pm
Catkin Cafe & Island Hoppin' Brewery present a beer-pairing dinner
4 courses / 4 beers
$75/person, $65/without pairing
For reservations call 360-376-3242.


CABBAGE ROLLS AT THE KITCHEN
This week we are serving Cabbage Rolls, they are made from locally-produced grass fed ground beef and pork and served with a sweet and sour tomato sauce, this dish is comes with roasted root vegetables, including red potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and onion, we are garnishing with pear sauce and sour cream. $16


OUTLOOK INN DINING HOURS WILL CHANGE ON APRIL 7
Current hours:
Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 12:30 pm
Dinner: Thursday through Monday from 5 pm to 9 pm
Lounge: Thursday through Monday from 5 pm to close (lounge seating for our guests 18 and over)
Beginning on Friday, April 7, our hours will change to:
Breakfast: Thursday, Friday, and Monday from 8 am to 11:30 am
Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 12:30 pm
Dinner: Thursday through Monday from 5 pm to 9 pm
Lounge: Thursday through Monday from 5 pm to close (lounge seating for our guests 18 and over)
 

Inn at Ship Bay INN AT SHIP BAY HAS RE-OPENED!
Restaurant Hours:
5:00 pm - Lounge
5:30 pm - Dining Room
to Last Call
Tuesdays ~ Saturdays
Closed: Sundays & Mondays


DOE BAY CAFE WINTER HOURS
(October-April)
Thursday - 5:00 - 10:00 pm (Open mic/food theme nights)
Friday - dinner 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - brunch 8:00 am - 2:00 pm; dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
 
PRIME RIB NIGHT AT THE ORCAS HOTEL
Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. 
Please, call 360-376-4300 for reservations.
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4300.  



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

ROSARIO RESORT & SPA 
New Restaurant Hours Begin March 20.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
The Mansion Restaurant & Moran Lounge
Breakfast 8 am-11 am daily
Lunch 12 pm-3 pm daily
Oyster Hour 3 pm-5 pm daily
Dinner 5 pm-9 pm daily 


LEBANESE FAMLY DINNER AT THE MANSION 
(Friday, March 31) 
Celebrate our shared cultures and community at this special family-style meal featuring Massaya Lebanese wines.
$85 per person
6:00 pm arrival; 6:30 pm seating
*$99 standard room rate for dinner guests
Reservations: 360-376-2222  
Click Here for details. 
 
 
 
TREVERI CELLARS WINE DINNER AT THE MANSION 
(Friday, April 7) 
Enjoy Chef Southern's Five Course Menu paired with all-sparkling wines from Treveri Cellars.
$110 per person
6:00pm arrival; 6:30pm seating
*$99 standard room rate for dinner guests
Reservations: 360-376-2222
Click Here for details. 
 
 
Continuing Restaurant Entertainment & Events 


Random Howse FOOD AND EVENTS AT RANDOM HOWSE   
We have TWO Thai dinner opportunities this week. Our usual Wednesday Open Mic Night and Friday before the Birthday Dance for all March birthdays hosted by Jen and Grace. 
Thai for eat-in or takeaway available 5:00 - 8:00 pm. 376-1111
Wednesday, 3/16: Thai and Open Mic
Friday, 3/17: March Birthday Dance with Jen, Grace and more! Special open for dinner then dance starts at 9:30, no cover, 21+

  
OPEN MIC AT THE LOWER TAVERN
(Tuesdays at 9:00 pm)
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink, with us today!

INFORMATION: Call 360-317-4848.


OPEN MIC AT RANDOM HOWSE
(Wednesdays at 7:00 pm)
Come to Open Mic at Random Howse for music, poetry and stories.  We have a piano for you pianists!

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

 

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE DOE BAY CAFE 
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring Orcas Senior Center in March) 
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 Senior Center! Each Thursday in March, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Orcas Senior Center. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! 
 
UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS AT DOE BAY
THIS WEEK:
Friday, March 17
Live music in the cafe with Seattle's Lizzie Weber!
7:30 - 9:00 pm. No cover. Reservations recommended.
NEXT WEEK: 
Friday, March 24 
Live music in the cafe w/ Santa Cruz, CA's Cygne!
7:30 - 9:00 pm. No cover. Reservations recommended.
 
INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059.
 
 
THURSDAYS: MARTINIS & MARTIN
(Thursdays at 6:00pm) 
EVERY THURSDAY, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Moran Lounge 
Join us on Thursdays for an evening of hand-crafted cocktails and live music with island favorite Martin Lund.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222.
 

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


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

 



Shop the Rock


SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR YARD
Before you return to Orcas this season, consider having your yard cleaned up. There have been significant winds this winter. We can rake and blow driveways and yards; cleaning up the leaves, cones, and branches. We will haul away the debris to the composting pile at the dump. We specialize in property management for second home owners here on Orcas. Contact us for rates and availability. 
(3.16/3.23)
Call: 360-376-4833; Sonia: 360-610-2887; 
Tim: 360-472-0330
 

SUSHI AT ISLAND MARKET
Island Market now has sushi by Okami available in the deli.  Assorted varieties. $5.00 
(3.16/3.23)







ROSARIO MARCH "SPA BLISS" SPECIALS
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!
Spa specials available all month (Monday-Friday only)
Spa Bliss Facial: Book a 60-minute Rosario Signature Facial and receive a FREE "Citrus Lip Treatment" or "Refreshing Eye Treatment"
60-minute "Spa Bliss Island Time" Massage $99 ($115 value) (3.9/3.16)
Eminence Organic Skin Care Products: Free gift with purchase.
RESERVATIONS: 360-376-2222 EXT. 600
Email: spa@rosarioresort.com
Mention "Spa Bliss" to receive promo


THE MANSION BOUTIQUE - MARCH SALE
Enjoy up to 70% off clearance prices all month long as we welcome new spring inventory.
Boutique Hours:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm: Sunday - Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm: Fridays and Saturdays


ISLANDERS' SPECIAL! 20% OFF FIRST VISIT
Gift certificates available.
Need help feeling more energetic? Hormones feel off balance? Feeling fatigued? Hot flashes, ladies? I can help. I offer The Wiley Protocol which is a Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy by prescription. I also offer pharmaceutical-grade supplements that use the purest ingredients/nutrients available at my store, always 10% off.(3.9/3.16)
See more here: www.marawilliams.net


OMARI BEAUTY BAR INTRODUCES: The Restore and Renew Facial 
Winter is such a wonderful time of the year; it allows us to slow down, take a step back and appreciate more of the little things in life. The winter season can also be that time of year when your skin starts becoming drier, rougher, and more lackluster. You may even notice that you're experiencing more skin sensitivities, erythema, and excess inflammation. These symptoms all indicate that the barrier of your skin has been compromised in one form or another...but it doesn't have to remain that way!
   Omari's Restore and Renew Facial is designed to hydrate, soothe, protect, and strengthen the skin by infusing it with rejuvenating nutrients and enzymes, allowing the barrier function to be reinforced. A luxurious, firming and toning Eye Treatment is also included, along with an uplifting Warming Hand Treatment. (3.9/3.16)
  INFORMATION: Visit www.OmariBeautyBar.com OR call 360-378-7638 for more information.


Classes, Seminars & Workshops
 

EDC OFFERS FREE WORKSHOP ON BUSINESS FEASIBILITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS
(Monday, March 20, 12:30 - 2:00 pm @ the San Juan Island Library)
All entrepreneurs wonder if there is a market for their business ideas, or if they will make money from them. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop to learn more about Business Feasibility, on March 20, from 12:30 - 2:00 pm on San Juan Island, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
   One of the most important steps for entrepreneurs in starting their new businesses is to assess their ideas' feasibility, to minimize risks and to increase their businesses' potential for success. This workshop will be led by Tony Salas of the SBDC, and a management consultant for over a decade. The course will cover the steps necessary to assess the market, manage risk, determine economic and technological feasibility, and to ensure greater success for a startup or business expansion.
   Advance registration is required. https://edcbizfeasibility.eventbrite.com 
(NB, this workshop is not sponsored by the library.)

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


HOW TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOUR WILL'S EXECUTOR
(Monday, March 20, 1:00-2:00 pm @ the Senior Center)  
You are invited to the Orcas Island Senior Center for a will workshop Monday, March 20, from 1:00-2:00 pm. Considering all the tasks that fall into the lap of one's Executor, creating an addendum to a will can make it unnecessary for an Executor to search for account numbers and customer service contact information. Virginia Erhardt has created a scrubbed version of such a document to share with friends. This document includes the additional information and instructions that will inform a will's Executor of all the necessary tasks, how to accomplish them, and the order in which it would be important to address these matters. The material presented will cover advance funeral arrangements, dealing with probate of a will, and information/documents an Executor needs in order to complete the processing of financial details of an estate. This class is free for Senior Center members and $5 for non-members. Please sign up at the Senior Center's front desk or by calling 376-2677. 

INFORMATION: Please call the Senior Center at 360-376-2677 or visit the front desk at 62 Henry Road, Eastsound.


UPCOMING NUTRITIONAL (SUGAR DETOX) WORKSHOP
(Wednesdays, March 22 & 29, April 5, 12, 19 from 5:30 - 700 pm @ the Healing Art 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!
Cost: $158; includes weekly workshop material, a cookbook, and more.
The RESTART® program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from having to process toxins like sugar.
The program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings. Click here to see what alumni are saying.
 
INFORMATION To sign up or if you have any questions for me, Stephanie Brening - Nutritional Therapist Practitioner: 360-846-1601 or stephanie@nutrition-intuition.com


YOGA CLASSES AT ORCAS MANDALA YOGA STUDIO
FREE YOGA CLASS
(Monday, March 20, 6:00 - 7:15 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
This class will be a slow-paced journey into the fundamentals of a Yoga practice. Open to all levels. Appropriate for those who are starting for the first time, starting over, or recovering from a minor injury or limitation.

INTRO TO YOGA SERIES
(Mondays, March 27 - April 24, 6:00 - 7:15 pm @ Orcas Mandala Studio)
NEW TO YOGA? Join an 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.
Total of 5 classes meet 5 consecutive Mondays, 6:00 - 7:15 pm with Susie Frank
Pre-registration is required. Series: $70 for 5 classes

INFORMATION: Visit www.orcasmandala.com OR email info@orcasmandala.com OR call 360-298-0218.


 
Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 

LOCAL ARTIST GAIL ANDERSON-TOOMBS SHOW AT ORCAS CENTER
March Art Exhibit: Color for a Winter Day
Please, visit the lobby of Orcas Center during the month of March to see the newest work of local artist Gail Anderson-Toombs and be ready to smile! This is her first show at the Orcas Center and will contain over 50 new pieces never seen by the public and of course some older favorites. The newest paintings have items like vintage jewelry, keys, beads and more fun things incorporated in them.....providing a very unique and colorful art show for a winter day! The "On and Off the Wall" art show is in the Madrona room. Please, visit during business hours during March: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.


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

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

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


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

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408  


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


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

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

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

Wednesday, April 5 (5:00 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3 (Library) Meets first Wednesday of the month. 
 
Thursday, April 6  (3:00 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee (Eastsound Fire Station) Meets first Thursday of the month. 

Tuesday, April 11  (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, April 11 (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, April 12 (1:30 - 3:30 pm).  Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Fire Station 24 on Channel Road) Call 360-376-3199 for more info. Public is welcome. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. 

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


 
 

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce works daily to support our community's businesses and organizations.  Please support Chamber of Commerce members when making your buying decisions.  The value of a dollar spent locally cannot be overstated.  Think Local - Buy Local - Orcas First!

The Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful island!  

 

Lance Evans, Executive Director

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce


 

Lisa Boyd, Staff

Barb Buman, Volunteer

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

  

Chamber Signature Box 

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