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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


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Lance Evans
Executive Director

Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Barb Buman, Volunteer
Michele Wiley, Volunteer
Madie Murray, Volunteer 
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273

 
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Social Media icons Members are invited to a Business Essentials workshop about using Social Media, presented by Mikaela Cowles, social media coordinator for Kenmore Air.

How does this whole blog and social media thing work? Can it actually be effective? And can you do it without it   consuming your whole life?

We'll explore how to structure a content strategy for maximum efficiency, how to craft a blog post that can be used on multiple platforms, and some of the most effective techniques for creating successful Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter shares. 

When: Wednesday, March 29 (8 am - 9:30 am)
Where: Orcas Island Fire Hall
RSVP: Please call (376-2273) or email here to let us know you can attend. 
 
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  
   

MOVIE OF THE WEEK AT SEA VIEW THEATRE: Moonlight
(Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm)
Drama · A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Winner of 3 Academy Awards, including Best Picture!  Rated R. Lounge opens at 6 pm.

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



SPAMALOT AT ORCAS CENTER 
(Thursday-Saturday, March 23-25, 7:30 pm, Center Stage
Orcas Center presents 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.) 
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 
 
 
SENIOR CENTER: 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, 12 noon start time) 
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! 

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. 

INFORMATION:
Contact Emilie at 360-376-7177 or emilie@thefunhouse.org with any questions.


(DATE CHANGE!!!) LA TRAVIATA AT ORCAS CENTER 
(CHANGED TO  Sunday, April 9, 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. 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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ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENTS 
(Tuesday, March 28, 6-7:00 pm and Saturday, April 1, 2:00 pm Odd Fellows Hall)

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival welcomes the talented and entertaining Miho & Diego Duo for a free World Percussion Workshop at The Odd Fellows Hall on Tuesday, March 28th, from 6-7:00 pm. Percussion instruments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own instruments.

Miho & Diego return to The Odd Fellows Hall for a free Family Concert of World Music on Saturday, April 1, at 2:00pm. This energetic multicultural duo brings fun for all ages!

INFORMATION: www.oicmf.org
 
 
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


A CONTEMPORARY EVENING @ ORCAS CENTER
(Saturday, April 1, 6:30 pm Live in Cinema Center Stage)
For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen's Frank Bridge's Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky's Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen's formal beauty, León and Lightfoot's intensity, and Ratmansky's witty brilliance to a new level. Music: Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonid Desyatnikov. Choreography: Hans Van Manen, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot, Alexei Ratmansky Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
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


IDOMENEO @ ORCAS CENTER
(Sunday, April 2, 1:00 pm Live in HD Center Stage)
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace. (First time in HD).                                                                                        
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 


CLAY CAFE CELEBRATES ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS
(Sunday, April 2nd from 2 pm - 5 pm in High School Art Room)
Clay Cafe OIEF Come one, come all...to the Clay Café...on Sunday, April 2nd from 2-5pm in the High School Art Room.  Choose from a wide variety of bisqueware (plates, bowls, mugs, vases, teapots, and more). 

Purchase your special favorites, and have fun painting them with the colorful glazes provided.   A-OK (Art for Orcas Kids) will fire your pieces and have them ready for pick-up in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts.

Clay Café is a fundraiser for A-OK, a program of OIEF, which brings local artists into the public elementary and middle schools to provide quality art instruction to our students.
Come and support art education and have a great time doing it!!!

Please call Geri Turnoy (376-4165) if you have any questions.


CROW VALLEY GALLERY INVITES YOU TO LAMBIEL MUSEUM
(Sunday, April 2nd, 2 pm - 4 pm)    
Orcas Island locals and their guests are invited to a two hour guided tour of the Lambiel Museum showcasing the works of approximately 250 San Juan artists.  Regularly suggested at $20.00... this event will be at $10.00 suggested per person.  Beautiful displays which should be enjoyed by all of our island residents. There truly is something for everyone ...art works, antiques, history, architectural design and more!  By touring you are supporting local artists in continuing this fine collection and the ability to add more beautiful pieces. (3/23) 
 
INFORMATION: call 376-4544 a day or more in advance to reserve a place



WASHINGTON POET LAUREATE @ ORCAS CENTER
(Monday, April 3, 7:30 pm in the Madrona Room)
Tod Marshall, serving as Washington State's Poet Laureate from 2016-2018, will read his poems and give a poetry lecture: "An Evening of Poetry with Tod Marshall," on Monday, April 3, 7:30 pm in the Madrona Room at Orcas Center. Marshall will present a workshop at the Orcas Island Library from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
Washington State's Poet Laureate serves to build awareness and appreciation of poetry - including the state's legacy of poetry - through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations in geographically diverse areas of the state.  Tod Marshall is a poet and professor at Gonzaga University. Marshall is a 2015 recipient of a Humanities Washington Award for outstanding service and creativity in the humanities. Marshall directs the writing concentration and coordinates the visiting writers series at Gonzaga University where he is the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Endowed Professor in the Humanities.  He enjoys backpacking and fishing and spends about a month of every year in a tent. Entrance by donation. 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 



NEW DEPUTY IN TOWN 

Welcome to our new Orcas deputy, Eric Peter, who has moved here from Texas.  
 




U.S. COAST GUARD: "ABOUT BOATING SAFETY"
(Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm @ Orcas Landing Conference Room)
Spring on board ... with a one day course ... get your boater education card. Cost with Spring discount is only $17.50. Reserve your seat by contacting David Tribolet at 360-376-3994 or tribolet@orcasonline.com


ORCAS CENTER CALL TO ACTORS 
(AUDITIONS: Sunday, MARCH 26 - 5:00 to 7:00, Monday MARCH 27 - 5:00 to 7:00)
Robert Hall will direct the play Dead Man With Cell Phone. Adult cast.  The performances are June 23, 24, 30 and July 1, 2017.
Synopsis While at a café, a man dies. But his cell phone will not stop ringing. The woman at the next table, Jean, picks up the cell phone and ends up stuck in the middle of all his troubles, meeting his widow Hermia, his mother Mrs. Gottlieb, and his mistress. In the course of meeting all these people, she ends up falling in love with the dead man's brother, Dwight. The dead man himself, Gordon Gottlieb, eventually tells his last moments himself.


AUDITION FOR 2017 PLAYFEST!
(Wednesday, March 29 and Sunday, April 2, 6 - 8 p.m @ The Grange
As winter is waning and you begin to muse about your spring projects, I propose that you put the Actors Theater of Orcas Island's 12th Annual PlayFest on your to do list. We have selected this year's fabulous seven plays, which are available for your reading enjoyment behind the front desk at the library.  Performances will be May 26, 27 and Jun. 2, 3, and 4. Auditions will be held from 6-8 on Wednesday Mar. 29, and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday Apr. 2.

In addition to well-known and seasoned contributors, we have four new playwrights this year and as always are asking for you to expand your list of wonderful things you've done in your life by joining us as a new director or a new actor.

INFORMATION: Contact Aaimee Johnson at aaimee.johnson@gmail.com or 360-298-1201.


DEER HARBOR CHARTERS WHALE AND WILDLIFE TRIPS
(Daily at 12:00 pm, Deer Harbor Marina) 
It's time for Deer Harbor Charters to begin offseason whale and wildlife trips. Trips depart daily from Deer Harbor Marina at 12PM, normally lasting about two hours, unless we have a whale report and have to travel further. Orca and humpback whales have been sighted lately, as well as Steller sea lions, lots of bald eagles, harbor seals and porpoises.
Mention the Blast when you call and get 10% off our off-season rates.

 

ORCAS ISLAND ROTARY - SPEAKER SEN. KEVIN RANKER 
(Friday, March 24, 4:00 - 5:30 pm @ the Eastsound Fire Station)    
Washington state Senator Kevin Ranker will speak this week on "Updates from Our Recent Session: Highlights of the New State Budget."  The public is invited to attend.  
 
INFORMATION: Please contact Jeanne McPherson for details:jeanne@mcpherson-wfdev.com  or 251-716-9598 (cell)
   

ORCAS LIONS HEALTH SCREENING
(Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Island Market) 
The Lions Health Screening van is on the way: FREE public screening for Blood Pressure, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Sight and Hearing in front of Island Market.  
 
 

ORCAS ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL: THE VIKING VOICE
(You can take part in supporting student journalism) 
Viking VoiceWe're a small school newspaper created by
students at Orcas Island High School. Our newspaper is published within The Islands' Sounder, the community newspaper.
Read us online too.
   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, a half-page ad for $200, or a regular-sized ad for $60. 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.
   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 Patron 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.
 
INFORMATION: To inquire or take part email Devon at dmann@ocas.k12.wa.us 


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 CALL FOR GRANNY'S ATTIC DONATIONS
(Tuesdays until April 25 from 11:00-3:00 pm, Senior Center) 
   The Orcas Island Senior Center is collecting donations of interesting and unique items of value for our annual Granny's Attic rummage sale, to be held on April 29 from 10am-3pm.   
   We are collecting kitchen ware, items for bath and bedroom, Christmas and other seasonal décor, sporting goods, tools, baskets, collectibles, jewelry, yard and garden items in working condition, pet supplies, games, toys, and crafting supplies including quality linens and accessories.
Please note that we will not be accepting: clothing, books, CD's, cassette tapes, VHS tapes or any computer or electronic equipment. If you have larger items such as furniture please call Arron Redford.Unattended items left outside will be discarded. (3.23)

INFORMATION: call Aaron Redford at 376-7929 or email  
orcasseniorcenter@gmail.org
 
 
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. (3.23)
 
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
 
     
NEW AT EMERALD ISLE SAILING
(We have hired a new world-class chef!)
Continuing another Emerald Isle tradition of providing our guests with fabulous cuisine aboard our San Juans and Inside Passage/Great Bear Rainforest cruises, our new chef, Mary Wills, arrives in our home port of Deer Harbor for the '17 sailing season with a boat load of accomplishments. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and the La Scuola Di Cucina in Parma Italy, Mary has worked under some of the top chefs in the business, including world-renowned chefs Anthony Bourdain and Marco Pierre White. Mary founded and ran the acclaimed Good  Fork Catering in Ohio, and has been featured on multiple TV cooking shows. She has also been the private chef to celebrities like Matthew McConaughey and Bruce Willis. We can't wait to sit down with you around the salon table, anchored in a serene cove, and share some of Mary's ship's galley magic! (3/23) 
 

THE KITCHEN MENU FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
 
Thursday and Friday we are serving as a special Cabbage Rolls, made with local grass fed ground beef and pork in a sweet and sour tomato sauce, comes with roasted root vegetables (potatoes,carrots,parsnips&onions) and some green vegetables, garnished with pear sauce, sour cream and parsley. $15 add a scoop of rice for .75.
 

      

NEW LEAF CAFE AT THE 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)
 

ORCAS HOTEL: PRIME RIB NIGHT  
Octavia's Bistro
Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. 

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4300.  



CLEVER COW: FALL SPECIALS EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 
  
Clever Cow Creamery 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.  
www.facebook.com/clevercowcreamery     

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-5222
 

 
ROSARIO MANSION: LEBANESE FAMILY DINNER  
(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. 

 
ROSARIO MANSION: TREVERI CELLARS WINE DINNER  
(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 
 
 
THE LOWER TAVERN: OPEN MIC
(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!

THE LOWER TAVERN: KARAOKE  
(Fridays at 9:30 pm) 
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!   
 
INFORMATION: Call 360-317-4848.


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

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

 

 DOE BAY CAFE: OPEN MIC  
(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!


DOE BAY CAFE: LIVE MUSIC 
(Friday, March 24, 7:30-9:00 pm)  
 
Live music in the cafe w/ Santa Cruz, CA's Cygne! No cover. 
  Reservations recommended.
(Friday, March 31) Live music in the cafe w/ Seattle's folk-pop duo March to May!
 
INFORMATION: Please, call 360-376-8059.
 
 
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.     
 
ROSARIO 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.

ROSARIO SATURDAYS: MUSIC IN THE MORAN LOUNGE  
(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)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 



Classes, Seminars & Workshops
 
 
UPCOMING NUTRITIONAL (SUGAR DETOX) WORKSHOP
(Weds. March 22 & 29, April 5, 12, 19; 5:30 - 7 pm @ the Healing Arts 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 


INTRODUCTION TO EFT WORKSHOP: WHAT'S THIS THING CALLED TAPPING?
(Monday, March 27th from 1 pm - 3 pm @ Orcas Sr. Center)
Here's a workshop description: Did you know that there is a revolutionary way you can relieve mental, emotional or even physical pain or suffering? You will learn a self-help process combining knowledge of ancient Chinese Acupuncture meridian points and modern psychology. Properly applied, EFT can realign the negative energy and discontinue the discomfort that it causes.
This workshop is your opportunity to learn its history, how to use it, and experience it for yourself. EFT has been useful in relieving phobias such as fear of heights, public speaking, hyper-fear of snakes, spiders or other critters, as well as food or tobacco cravings, chronic pain, unresolved anger or prolonged grief. This workshop is designed use this technique as a first aid tool for your daily life. 

For more information: contact Nancy Southern at 360-306-8528 or happytapping@gmail.com.

Reservation Requested: 360-376-2677


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. OrcasMandala.com

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: info@orcasmandala.com or call 360-298-0218. 
 
 
EDC OFFERS WORKSHOP ON PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BUSINESS
(Wednesday, March 29, 9-11:30 am, San Juan Island)
67% of consumers consider image quality "very important" when making a purchase online. To turn browsers into buyers, business owners must show potential customers their products in the best possible light, and help them to connect with products and services in a way that words - or mediocre photographs - cannot. Learn what kinds of photos will work for business purposes, ways to use photographs through media like websites and print, and the practical aspects of producing and outputting photos. 
Noted photographer, Mark Gardner, is based in the San Juan Islands and has worked as a full-service provider of individual, family and business photography for over a decade.  Gardner has published two books (including one with photographer Art Wolfe) and he teaches photography workshops locally.  He also maintains a website of San Juan Islands stock images.

COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS
(Monday, April 3, 7-9:00 pm, Odd Fellows Hall) 
We will offer another session of Tango with Stan and Kay Miller.  We will review previous steps and add new ones.  Instruction will begin promptly at 7 pm followed by dancing at 8 pm.  The classes are free and no partner is needed. Learn to dance which is good for your health, well-being and ability to relate to others.  Come out and enjoy yourself while learning or improving your knowledge of dance. 

INFORMATION: call Bill at 376-8857 or Jean at 376-6549


MASTER GARDENER AND SAN JUAN COUNTY WSU EXTENSION FREE WORKSHOP
(Thursday, April 6, 11:00-1:00 pm, Friday Harbor)
 
Spotted Wing Drosophila
New Pest Threat to Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries and Plumbs in the San Juan Islands. 
Learn to identify SWD, set traps and available organic controls.
Skagit Valley College Community Room
221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor
Presentation by Dr. Bev Gerdemen, WSU Mt Vernon
This workshop will give you tools to identify and manage SWD.

INFORMATION: To register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900335


BIOCHAR WEEKEND WORKSHOP
(Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, Orcasong Farm) 
This hands-on skill-building weekend will take you through the science and latest research on biochar, but also get you skilled up on all the necessary steps to create a biochar burner, burn the char, inoculate it with beneficial micro-organisms, and apply it to the gardens at Orcasong Farm. We'll have the burners we create over the weekend for continued use in a neighborhood BioChar Cooperative.
BIOCHAR = better food, better soil, it sequesters carbon, and is a great island use for woody biomass! Join local Forest Ecologist Carson Sprenger & Biochar Researcher Kai Hoffman-Krull for a fun, illuminating & hands-on weekend at Orcasong.  Camping onsite available and meals included!
 
INFORMATION: www.orcasongfarm.org/biochar-workshop    
  
 
ORCAS MONTESSORI SCHOOL HOSTS WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS
(April 11, May 10, 5:30-7:00 pm Firehall)
Workshops are 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. If you will be using the childcare, you must RSVP to the school one week in advance of each evening.
--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.

INFORMATION: call 360-376-5350
 
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 HONORS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
In honor of March's Women's History Month, posters by Orcas community members are on display at the Museum through the end of April. 
The posters displayed were contributed for the Wall of Women to honor "sheroes" - the women who shape our history and inspire our future. 
Stop in and see the Wall of Women honoring the inspiring women of Orcas, America, and  the world! 
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 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

Carol Kulminski, Staff 

Barb Buman, Volunteer

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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