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Board of Directors
Susan Gudgell, President
Colleen Armstrong, VP
Mary Clure, Secretary 
Kim Morgan, Treasurer  
Shannon Borg
Charles Dalton
Lee Horswill
Marlace Hughes
Mia Kartiganer
Jacob Linnes 
Cindy Morgan
Mike Stolmeier


Staff 
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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Cooking a Romantic Valentine's Dinner for Two
With Christina Orchid at Red Rabbit Farm

Surprise that gourmand in your household with this wonderful Christmas present.

Beef Primer 101
Learn how to create an easy four-course meal for you and your sweetheart. Cutting steak and creating sauces, all in the classic French manner. Create the ultimate chocolate dessert and French pastries. Enjoy samples from the menu, and a treat to take home. And vino to go with each course!

Saturday, February 4 at 4 pm. $65 per person or $100 per couple. TICKETS ON SALE AT DARVILL'S BOOKSTORE. Proceeds benefit Chamber of Commerce Special Events. Our thanks to Orcas Village Store for sponsoring this event. 
Events This Week & Beyond  
   
 
OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE DOE BAY CAFÉ  WITH HOST SEAN TOWNSEND   
(Thursday Evenings - Sponsoring KWIAHT in January)
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 5-10 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. Come out and support KWIAHT! Each Thursday in January, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to KWIAHT. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! This week our host is Sean Townsend.  

MUSIC THIS WEEK AT DOE BAY: 
Friday, January 13: Live music with Ellensburg's Star Anna! 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
No cover. Reservations recommended.

NEXT WEEK AT DOE BAY: 
Friday, January 20:
Live music with Seattle's The Alkis! 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
No cover. Reservations recommended.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-8059


MOVIE OF THE WEEK AT SEA VIEW THEATRE: FENCES
(Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm) 
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Rated PG-13. Starring  Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson

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


ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
NOTE: The Concert on Saturday, January 14, starts at 5:00 pm (not the usual 4:00 pm).
NOTE:
No concert on January 21. 
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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ENCHANTED FOREST CABARET @ ORCAS CENTER  
(Thursday, January 12-14,  & Wednesday, January 18-21, 7:30 pm, OffCenter Stage)
Naughty Pirates of Neverland is conceived and directed by the Center's Theatre Productions Director Deborah Sparks, the hilarious Enchanted Forest ensemble is in its fifth year presenting wild and wacky escapades through song, dance and a fantastic story line.  The characters: Dr. Livingston (Jake Perrine); Carmen (Grace McCune); Lillith
(Khadoma Colomby); and this year Tinkerbell Barbie (Cali Bagby) and Longer John Silver (Kelly Tombs) -- venture into Carmen's dream to a world of flying Pirates, Hook, a Mermaid & Croc and those Naughty Pirates of Neverland. Join us for the fifth year of nonsense and silliness!
A couple of the performances have already sold out so get your tickets now! If you didn't get a ticket - Come to the OffCenter Stage Theatre to get your name on the wait list 1 hour prior to the performance.  If tickets become available, we will sell tickets to the people on the waitlist, to get people into the show on a first-come-first-serve basis!
$17, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members
$5 subsidized tickets available in the Box Office
www.orcascenter.org                                                                                                            

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1
 


GAME NIGHT AT THE CO-OP COMMONS 
Co-op Game Night
(Tuesday, January 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm @ the Co-op Commons)
We welcome everyone! Bring a game and a friend to Co-op Game Night.


GARDEN CLUB PRESENTATION: GROW BABY LETTUCE & GREENS YEAR ROUND 
(Wednesday, January 18, 10:00 am @ the Orcas Center)
Is your new year resolution to get thin and/or eat healthier? Hosted by the Orcas Island Garden Club, Chris Benedict from Whatcom County Extension, Washington State University, will be at the Orcas Center January 18 at 10:00 am to explain growing baby lettuce and greens year round in the Pacific Northwest. Join us for an hour of learning how easy it is to grow and harvest six to eight leafy greens!


BESTSELLING AUTHOR WEAVING SPIRITUALITY & SCIENCE
(Thursday, January 19, 7:00 - 9:00 pm @ the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall)
Michael Dowd is a former pastor, bestselling author, and eco-theologian, whose work has been featured in many national & international publications. His great joy in life is sharing a science-based message of inspiration about our sacred responsibility to future generations: Science and spirituality are not enemies; indeed, they must work together if humanity is to survive the 21st century. This presentation will focus on 6 points of agreement held in common by tens of millions of "religious" and "non-religious" people across the globe and how to stay deeply inspired in the face of changing climate and other large-scale challenges. By donation. Invite your friends!

INFORMATION: Email ben@backtolife.org for more info.

 
ROMEO ET JULIETTE AT ORCAS CENTER 
(Sunday, January 22, 1:00 pm Streaming Live Center Stage)
Diana Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher's new production of Gounod's opera based on Shakespeare's tragic romance. Vittorio Grigolo plays Romeo. When they starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, "the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together." Now they're back as opera's classic lovers, in Gounod's lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century scenery and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.
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


 
Shop the Rock


EAGLE RIDGE GUESTHOUSE 
Happy New Year! It may be cold here on Orcas, but it is still just as beautiful, relaxing and restorative here in the Winter. Come see for yourself! The Eagle Ridge Guesthouse is offering 20% off the winter nightly rate in January. Ideal for a couple's getaway or 'staycation'! Call 360-376-5634 for reservations or visit www.eagleridgeguesthouse.com 
Mention this ad for your 20% discount! (*) 


ISLANDERS SPECIAL FOR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE 
Integrative Health Care at 20% off first visit. Gift Certificates available.
Need help feeling more energetic? Hormones feel off balance? Feeling fatigued?
Hot flashes, ladies? I can help. Also get 10% off when you shop at my store! I have pharmaceutical grade supplements that use the purest ingredients/nutrients available. Go to my website and look for the store.

INFORMATION: Visit www.marawilliams.net or call 707-721-2328.


PAWKI'S 2017 DIEHARD SALE  
(All of January)
The days are short. The nights are long. All of your friends went to Maui, and you're still here.  Must be time for Pawki's 2017 Diehard sale!  C'mon in to Pawki's, show us this listing or mention the sale and get 15% off your entire purchase once during the month of January. Pawki's winter hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Thank you for your support and for shopping on Orcas! (**)

INFORMATION: 360-376-3648


HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MONKEY PUZZLE: 50% SALE CONTINUES
Monkey Puzzle wishes you a Happy New Year and thanks you for your support in 2016. The 50% sale will continue until January 20th.
There are lots of treasures- quilted bedspreads( now $88) with matching bed skirts (now $61), shams (now $18), area rugs ($46-$58).  Runners (now $102.50), sheets (now $34), and so many things for next Year's Xmas gifts!
We have a $7 table and a rack with $70 clothing items.
The store will be closed from January 20 - February 8. We will be open the weekend of February 10th and then will ONLY be open on weekends thereafter until April. (**)

   
WINTER STORM WATCH
If you have a second home on Orcas, we can visit your home this winter.
Storm, Cold Weather, Power Outages.
We specialize in helping second-home owners on Orcas. (*)
Visit our web site for details: http://www.orcaspropertyconcierge.com

INFORMATION: email or visit or call: 360-376-4833.


Restaurant News & Dining Deals
 

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.  


THE MANSION RESTAURANT: TUSCAN WINE DINNER 
(Friday, February 3; 6:00 pm) 
The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa continues its popular Wine Dinner Series with a special collaborative dinner featuring The Mansion Executive Chef Raymond Southern alongside Tuscan Guest Chef Andrea Marchesi from Toscana Divino, Miami.  The dinner will feature 6 dishes - 3 prepared by each chef - alongside a specially curated selection of Tuscan wines. Each dish, Tuscan in origin, will be prepared with locally-sourced and created to pair with the selected Italian wines.
$110 per person  

INFORMATION: Reservations: 376-2222.


VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER AT THE MANSION RESTAURANT AT ROSARIO 
Enjoy a four-course à la carte Valentine's Day menu by Executive Chef Raymond Southern.
$65/person; $40/person optional wine pairing menu. Served 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

INFORMATION: Reservations: 360-376-2222


ROSARIO RESTAURANT WINTER HOURS 
Mansion Restaurant at Rosario 
Breakfast: 8 am - 11 am (Daily) 
Lunch: 12 pm - 3 pm (Friday-Sunday) 
Dinner: 5 pm - 9 pm (Daily)  
Moran Lounge 
4 pm - 9 pm (Monday-Thursday) 
12 noon - 9 pm (Friday-Sunday) 
Oyster Hour 4 pm - 5 pm (Monday-Thursday)
 
 
DOE BAY CAFE WINTER HOURS
(October - April) 
Thursday: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Open mic/food theme nights) 
Friday: dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Saturday and Sunday: brunch 8:00 am - 2:00 pm; dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


BROWN BEAR WINTER HOURS 
Open Daily Wednesday through Monday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday 


CLEVER COW FALL SPECIALS!
(Now through February) 
A Clever Daily Special! The Clever Cow Creamery is now featuring 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 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm, Thursday through Sunday. (**)

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5222
 

THE NEW LEAF IS CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 10 - WILL BE OPEN FOR VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER
We will re-open for dinner on Friday, February 10th, and we WILL BE OPEN for Valentine's Day dinner, which falls on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (**)

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-2200 for information
 

TRAVEL AROUND THE CULINARY WORLD AT MIA'S 
We are traveling around the world to a new destination each month, different regions each week within those destinations. We thought we'd begin, and end, the year with different regions of American cuisine. There will be an influx of info as we proceed and calendars with our program laid out ahead. Reservations will be encouraged.


TACO THURSDAYS AT MIJITAS
Taco Thursdays at MIJITAS. Buy one taco plate get one half price*!
Every Thursday until June 1.
*Dine in only.

 
RANDOM HOWSE WINTER HOURS 
(November to March)
Open Wednesday for Thai, 5:00 - 8:00 pm & OPEN MIC and event nights only.  
We will be mostly closed Thursday and Friday unless there is something happening.  We will let you know!

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-1111.  

Continuing Restaurant Entertainment & Events 


Random Howse FOOD AND EVENTS AT RANDOM HOWSE  
We will have our regular Wednesday night Thai 5:00 - 8:00 pm and Open Mic 7:00 - 9:00 pm this month. 
Saturday, January 14: It's the Get Down 2017 - Dance it out - 9:00 pm, no cover 21+ 
Saturday, January 28: We are so happy to have the return of JP and the OK Rhythm Boys.
 
 
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 AT THE DOE BAY CAFE WITH HOST SEAN TOWNSEND 
(Thursday Evenings -
Sponsoring KWIAHT in January)
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 5-10 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. Come out and support KWIAHT! Each Thursday in January, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to KWIAHT. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! This week our host is Sean Townsend.

INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059.  

MUSIC THIS WEEK AT DOE BAY:  
Friday, January 13: Live music with Ellensburg's Star Anna! 7:30 - 900 pm.
No cover. Reservations recommended.

NEXT WEEK AT DOE BAY: 
Friday, January 20:
Live music with Seattle's The Alkis! 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
No cover. Reservations recommended.

 
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.
 

KARAOKE @ THE LOWER TAVERN
(Fridays at 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.

 



Announcements
    

ORCAS ISLAND ROTARY MEETING 
Orcas Island Rotary: a Satellite Club of the San Juan Island Rotary Club
(Friday, January 13, 4:30 - 5:30 pm @ the Eastsound Fire Department)
Visiting Rotarians especially welcome.
Winter Schedule: 
We meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
Location: the Fire Department, 45 Lavender Lane Eastsound
Speakers on the 4th Friday; Community theme or engagement on the 2nd Friday

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

 
DEER HARBOR JANUARY POTLUCK 
(Friday, January 13, 6:30 pm @ Deer Harbor Community Club)
Please, join us for our January Potluck! Bring a dish to share, your place setting, and beverage. See you there!


FREE DAYS TO PARK AT WASHINGTON STATE PARKS 
(January 15 & 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. by spending time (park for free) in the park on January 15 and 16. 
2017 FREE DAYS AT STATE PARKS 
Upcoming 2017 State Parks Free Days:
January 15 & 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 19: Washington State Parks 103rd birthday
April 15: A springtime free Saturday
April 22: Earth Day
June 3: National Trails Day
June 10: National Get Outdoors Day
August 25: National Park Service 101st birthday
September 30: National Public Lands Day
November 11:  Veterans Day
November 24: Autumn Free Day

Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities), A Discover Pass will still be required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


CAR FOR SALE 
The Orcas Island Senior Center is the proud new owner of a 2005 Toyota Prius. The vehicle was left to us as a legacy gift from Marilyn Anderson. After consideration as to whether to keep the vehicle as part of our fleet, the Operations Committee has opted to sell this great commuter car and use the profits from the sales to help serve our local seniors.
    Marilyn Anderson, 89, died peacefully at her Eastsound home on April 22, 2016, basking in the kind words and gestures from people she loved. Abiding by her favorite motto - "Prior planning precludes poor performance" - Marilyn left a legacy of outstanding accomplishments.
    Marilyn and her partner Rachel traveled often on their wooden tugboat between Crane Island and Orcas Island where they were heavily involved in various activities and organizations. These included the Orcas library, the Orcas Island Chamber Music festival, OPALCO, the community band, OPAL Housing Trust, the Orcas Schools Musical Advocacy Group, which Marilyn helped found, the San Juan Preservation Trust and Friends of the San Juans.
    It is with gifts such as these that vital organizations like the Senior Center are able to thrive. We are grateful for the generosity of so many like Marilyn who have committed their own lives to improving the lives of others in our community.
    If you or someone you know is interested, the 2005 Toyota Prius has 99,512 miles and is in good condition. We are asking $5,000 or best offer.

INFORMATION: If you would like to see the vehicle or take it for a spin, please contact Arron at 376-7929 or orcasseniorcenter@gmail.com.

 
ORCAS CENTER SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR POSITION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
The Board of Trustees of the Orcas Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, announces that it is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The full position description together with a detailed announcement of the position is available on the Center website or may be picked up at the Center's administrative office, 917 Mount Baker Road, Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Completed applications must be received not later than close of business on February 1, 2017.  Questions may be directed to the Center's Interim Executive Director, Margie Doyle, at 360-376-2281, x/3.  


ADVERTISE IN "WEDDINGS IN THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS"
The Islands' Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and Islands' Weekly are again partnering with the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau to print the 2017 Weddings in the San Juans guide. All visitors bureau members receive a free listing but we encourage business owners to take out larger advertisements as well. The guide will be distributed at the Seattle and Portland wedding shows at the SJIVB booth. 
 
INFORMATION: Email Colleen Armstrong at the Sounder (CLICK HERE)  
   
 
Classes & Seminars 


INTRODUCTION TO YOGA SERIES WITH SUZI ZOBRIST AT ORCAS MANDALA YOGA STUDIO
 
(Thursdays, January 12 - February 16, 5:30 - 7:00 pm)
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 6 classes meet 6 consecutive Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Pre-registration is required; Series: $80 for 6 classes

INFORMATION: Visit www.orcasmandala.com; email info@orcasmandala.com or call 360-298-0218  
  
 
FIVE-WEEK NUTRTITION CLASS 
(Starting January 17 @ T Williams Realty) 
RESTART® your health with REAL FOOD and sugar detox! We've got a few spots left for a five-week nutrition class at T Williams Realty, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Tuesdays, starting January 17. Join the TW crew and focus on using REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings. $154 includes cookbook with meal plan. Led by Stephanie Brening, MA, Nutritional Therapist Practitioner.

INFORMATION: To register, contact Stephanie@nutrition-intuition.com or call 360-846-1601.


EDC OFFERS WOMEN'S BUSINESS BOOT CAMP ON ORCAS ISLAND 
(Thursday, January 19, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church) 
Women entrepreneurs are invited to attend the EDC's Women's Business Boot Camp, a half-day workshop specifically designed to tune up existing businesses and to start new ones. Participants will learn how to write or revamp a business plan, find funding, learn about marketing and networking, learn about government programs, and much more.
   The workshop features speakers from the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, and the EDC. Instructors will bring presentations and materials specifically designed to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and to find funding specifically for women-owned businesses.   This workshop will provide participants with clear and practical knowledge to battle difficult business challenges, making their businesses stronger.
    Space is limited and reservations are required; please, reserve seats early to ensure availability.  Cost: $40 includes tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments.
  Click here for a poster with more details of this event. 
  
INFORMATION: For tickets:
www.sanjuansedc.org/bootcamp;
for questions: 360-378-2906 or info@sanjuansedc.org
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UPCOMING CLASSES AT ORCAS FOOD CO-OP 
Stress, Digestion & Weight with Regina Zwilling
(Tuesday, January 17, 5:00 - 6:00 pm @ the Co-op Commons)
Participants in this class will learn how chronic stress affects your digestive system, your overall health & your weight. Gain practical action steps to help reduce and manage your stress & what foods are best to eat to maximize your body's ability to stay healthy during stressful times. Event is free, but donations accepted towards the Sustainable FARM Fund.
Winter Gardening with Winnie Adams
(Saturday, January 21, 10:00 am @ the Co-op Commons)
Winnie is teaming up with the Co-op for the 3rd annual Winter Gardening Class. The class will cover seeds, amendments, timing, mulching, cover crops, and an intro to bio char. Beginners welcome. Free event, but donations accepted towards the Sustainable FARM Fund.

INFORMATION: Questions? Email us at info@orcasfood.coop.


FACE YOUR MONEY, HONEY IMPROV WORKSHOP
(Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon @ the Odd Fellows Hall)  
Would you rather give yourself a root canal than face your finances? Do you blame your spouse for overspending or hoarding? Do you wish someone would stop asking you for money? In this workshop we will play improv games to find relief and perspective about these concerns. Maggie Knowles will introduce the Failure Bow and "Yes And..." to illustrate tiny financial habits that could lead you to a bigger, more prosperous life.
$15.00 at the door.  Also on Eventbrite. Senior Center members discount.


EDC OFFERS WORKSHOP ON VISION MAPPING STRATEGIES 
(Monday, January 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon @ the San Juan Island Library)    
How do successful business owners and entrepreneurs achieve goals and take their businesses and ideas to the next level?  Learn how to create a strategic vision map to bring ideas and dreams into reality and get through periods of transition.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a workshop on the topic of Vision Mapping Strategies, on January 30, from 9:00 - noon at the San Juan Island Library, cosponsored by San Juan Propane. Advance registration is required.
     Business owners and entrepreneurs often wonder how they can leverage their ideas into success, and many ask themselves how they'll even recognize that success when it's been achieved.  These queries have a common thread - how to create one's desired concrete results from ideas and goal setting. 
    Participants will join instructor Sharon Hooper to learn how to create strategic vision maps, a deepening and enjoyable process to explore possibilities and discover how to create the perfect blueprint for the next steps of a journey.

Cost: $25 for materials and snacks; advance registration is required.  
This workshop is not sponsored by the San Juan Island Library.

INFORMATION: For more information, please, call 360-378-2906, or email info@sanjuansedc.org



Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 

ART EXHIBITS @ ORCAS CENTER
Visual Arts Committee Members Art Show 1/4/2017-1/31/2017


THIS MONTH'S ARTIST AT WASHINGTON FEDERAL: HEATHER WALLACE (New art every month)  
Washington Federal's artist for the month of January 2017 is Heather Wallace.  Heather's love for photography began at a young age and has grown over the years.  Her show features personal photos from her travels within the United States and Internationally.  Please, come see her wonderful exhibit, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Pioneer Museum's Winter Hours:
Winter Hours: Oct 1 - May 13
Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm or by appointment.
Closed January
Tours can be arranged by appointment. Gift shop and book store featuring items for all ages.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4849.

 
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 - 4:00 pm in Olga.
Winter break takes place on January 2.

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


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, February 1 (5:00 pm). San Juan County Cemetery District #3 (Library) Meets first Wednesday of the month. 

Thursday, February 2  (3:00 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee (Eastsound Fire Station) Meets first Thursday of the month.

Wednesday, February 8 (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.


Thursday, February 9 (4:00 - 6:00 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District 
(Eastsound Fire Station) Meets second Thursday of the month.
 
Thursday, February 9 (4:00 - 6:00 pm). Orcas Island Park & Recreation District 
(Eastsound Fire Station) Meets second Thursday of the month. 
 
Thursday, February 9 (6:00 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room) Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 360-376-5285 for more information. 

Tuesday, February 14  (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, February 14 (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
 
 
 

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 

  

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