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Susan Gudgell, President
Colleen Armstrong, VP
Mary Clure, Secretary
Kim Morgan, Treasurer
Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Madie Murray, Staff
Barb Buman, Volunteer
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Burn Ban for all of San Juan County
There is a county-wide burn ban.This means no outdoor burning of recreational campfires or outdoor burning of wood in fire bowls or patio fire places.
Charcoal and propane barbeques continue to be allowed outside of parks and campgrounds. Please use extreme caution with outdoor cooking and keep a hose
or a bucket of water.
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TIGER LILY Heirloom Clothing, Toys & Gifts
(Owners: Rosannah Cope and Casey Hons)
Our focus is to support and encourage appreciation for nature and the magic of childhood and parenting. We only carry the highest quality products possible and ones we personally believe to be beautiful and practical as well, sourcing organic and handmade items from local Artisans and businesses we believe in.
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Events This Week & Beyond
DOE BAY EVENT: IMAGINE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
(Thursday-Monday, September 7-11 @ Doe Bay Resort)
Reality unfolds and is guided by the vision we hold in our hearts. This is our vision. Join us for the next Imagine Music & Arts Festival. Our mission is to bring a sense of beauty, joy and awe to the world, offered up with a bit of love and kindness. We strive to showcase emerging culture by exhibiting the cutting edge of art, learning and music of our community. (Resort closed to the public on Thursday, September 7 at 3:00 pm until a reopening on Monday, September 11 at 11:00 am).
DEER HARBOR SEPTEMBER POTLUCK
(Friday, September 8, 6:30 pm @ Deer Harbor Community Club)
Join us for our September Potluck! Please bring a dish to share, your place setting, and beverage. See you there!
INFORMATION: call Kevan Rayne 360-376-5442
ACTORS THEATER PRESENTS "THE OTHER PLACE"
(Performances September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 7:30 pm @ the Grange)
This Tony nominated Broadway play tells the heartwarming story of Juliana Smithton who has invented a drug that is in final clinical trials and may be able to arrest the progression of dementia. As she tells us, the drug will never be able to bring back memories that are lost because the brain cells that held those memories are gone. But if successful, the drug will stop the progression of the disease. This play, Directed by Doug Bechtel, stars Aimee Johnson, Kevin Doyle, Bethany Moreradiant and Travis Baker. Language and subject matter may make this play unsuitable for pre-teens. Show runs 90 minutes without an intermission. Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvills Book Store, on-line at
and at the door.
INFORMATION: contact Doug Bechtel at 360-317-5601
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THE GLASS CASTLE
(Friday - Saturday, September 8 - 9, 8:00 pm @ Sea View Theater, 234 A St.)
The Glass Castle is a 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls.
The book recounts the unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing Walls and her siblings had at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents.
INFORMATION: Call the Sea View Theater at 360-376-5724
(Saturday September 9, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm @ the Village Green)
Join us for the 2017 Farmers Market Season. The Farmers Market continues every Saturday through September at The Village Green.
FALL PARTY HONORING COMMUNITY'S PUBLIC SERVANTS
(Sunday, September 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Community Church)
Come one, come all! Orcas Island Community Church is throwing a party for our community. Come join us for a free barbecue lunch and enjoy live music by the Dustbunnies. Kids can jump in the bouncy house or take part in other fun and games! We will also take a moment during the festivities to express special appreciation to our community's public servants like firefighters, police officers, first responders and teachers. Everyone is welcome.
INFORMATION: call 360-376-6422
FILM FEST SCREENING - THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT (2017)
(Wednesday, September 13, 8:00 pm @ Sea View Theatre)
This is the last screening in the Orcas Island Film Festival's summer series and count down to the main festival.
The Nile Hilton Incident is w
inner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and is a
political thriller based on a true story. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo's corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself. Pre-sale tickets are
Orcas Island Film Festival dates October 6-9. Film festival weekend passes are now available!
READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH ROBERT DUGONI
(Thursday, September 14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Darvill's Bookstore)
Reading and Book Signing With Robert Dugoni author of Close to Home- the 5th Tracy Crosswhite Mystery. Dugoni is a two-time nominee for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction and the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for fiction. Darvill's is located at 259 Main Street.
WHO IS THE BEST GOLFER ON THE ISLAND?
(Friday-Sunday, September 15-17 @ Orcas Island Golf)
We are in search of the best Senior (55+), Super Senior (65+), Women's, and Men's golfer on the Island. Let's find out who on September 16th or 17th. In an effort to get a better turn out, and for all to have the opportunity to compete this year, you can pick your day and time. You just must be playing with others in your division. Even if you don't think you can win your division come participate, we do also have a low net in the Men's and Women's that anyone can win if you play well that day.
Fall Contractors Scramble,
Friday, 3:30 pm;
2017 Club Championship, Saturday or Sunday;
Potluck Social, Sunday, 6:00 pm.
(Saturday, September 16, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Glenwood Springs)
You're invited to join Long Live the Kings for our 19th annual Salmon Homecoming celebration on Orcas Island!
Enjoy a guided tour of the Glenwood Springs salmon ladder, a salmon cook-out, and presentations by LLTK staff and partners.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. All ages are welcome.
CELEBRATING NATIONAL WELCOMING WEEK
(Sunday, September 17, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm @ Camp Orkila)
Language Mixer Dinner: Encuentro de idiomas. Bringing together new immigrants and U.S.-born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone! Providing an opportunity to Orcas Island residents to practice their second language in a comfortable and fun setting. National
Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors - both immigrants and U.S.-born residents - to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community. Please spread the word and bring your friends. You need not be proficient in either English or Spanish to attend.
La Semana de Bienvenida es una oportunidad para que, como vecinos, - tanto inmigrantes como estadounidenses - nos conozcamos y celebremos lo que nos une como comunidad. ¡Unámonos!
Por favor, díganle a todos, y traiga a su familia y amigos. No necesita ser competente en inglés o español para asistir.
INFORMATION: welcomingamerica.org/ Call Haley 360-622-8032 or Wendy 360-376-2266: Preguntas o RSVP: Haley 360-622-8032 o Wendy 360-376-2266
YERMA @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday, September 21, 7:30 pm @ Streaming Live Center
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece. Billie Piper's lead performance is described as spellbinding, astonishing,and devastatingly powerful. Set in contemporary London, Piper's portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.
Tickets: $20, $15 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members. $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office
WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL: ORCAS CENTER
(Friday, September 22, 7:30 pm @ On Screen Center Stage)
Celebrate the equinox at Orcas Center with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, an evening of inspiring documentaries about young people who are healing the earth. This year's lineup of short films will focus on our planet's next generation of change-makers-kids who are inspiring hope by making a positive difference all over the world. The 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will feature environmental and adventure films and is co-hosted by the San Juan Preservation Trust and Orcas Center.
Cocina Latina will be offering delicious tacos and tamales for sale in the Madrona Room at 6:30 pm before the films begin, as well as during intermission!
Tickets: $15, $9 students, $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office.
CONCERT FOR A SCHOOL IN ETHIOPIA
(Saturday, September 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Hank Turnquist (Orcas Islander, Teacher and Musician), is headed to Ethiopia this October to help build a school in the highlands outside of Lalibela. This project is funded entirely by individual donors. Please come for an intimate evening of Hank's original music to help raise money for building materials. Suggested donation $10.
138 North Beach Road.
HISTORY MATINEE: PEACE WEAVERS
(Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall)
Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages, will talk about her book at a free history matinee.
These stories of four First Nations Women who married white settlers, shatter stereotypes and honors the women's exceptional endurance, strength and adaptability.
This is a free community event sponsored by the Orcas Island Historical Museums.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TALK
(Friday, September 8, 6:30 pm @ Orcas Island Community Church)
The Community Church invites the public to come and hear encouraging news coming from the Arab world. A couple who have lived in the United Arab Emirates for many years will share updates and stories. They are here for a very short visit and have a lot of information to share. The public is welcome to attend. The presentation will be held in the Community Church Fireside Room.
INFORMATION: Faith Heath 360-376-4527
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE LICENSE PLATE
The San Juan Islands specialty license plate will be offered by the Washington Department of Licensing as an alternative to the state's regular vehicle plate. It will be issued to those who ask for it and voluntarily pay an additional fee of $28 which is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution on both the original purchase and renewals. Two additional dollars are charged by the Department of Licensing for administering the program.
A grants program will be managed by the Madrona Institute to award monies to non-profit and tribal applicants who work to protect the special resources of the San Juan Islands. Activities may include conservation of natural and agricultural areas, preservation of historic structures, wildlife and special status plants protection, research, and education.
, then click on "License Plate". Scroll down to the bottom of all the plate designs. There you can enter the number of the plate you wish to vote for and submit!
ISLAND GIRLS PARTICIPATE AGAIN IN SUSAN G. KOMEN 3 DAY WALK
For 9 years, team Island Girls has represented Orcas Island in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-mile walk in Seattle. Each team member is required to raise $2,300. Team captain, Dottie Cornelius says, "
While some think this to be a very high standard, the truth is, we want to raise money. It is a challenge, but without donations the progress being made toward treatments and financial help for those underserved would be impossible.
Some team members have not met their fundraising minimum, and we are asking for your help by donating to one or more of the participants whose donation links are:
Heather Jellerson: click
Judi Madan: click
Tammie Young: click
Each person has their own, personal reason for returning year after year, but all walk for our community. They carry a banner with over 40 names representing women and men on Orcas who are survivors and ones who have passed from breast cancer. Please consider giving your support to these cancer survivors.
ORCAS WOMEN'S COALITION MEETING
(Sunday, September 17, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm @ Orcas Public School Cafeteria)
Orcas Women's Coalition (OWC) is hosting our Fall quarterly meeting at the Orcas Public School Cafeteria. Feel free to arrive before 4:00 pm for social networking and light refreshments. The meeting begins promptly at 4:00 with Opening Exercises, Announcements and Action Team Updates.
After a brief break, Representative Kristine Lytton. 40th Legislative District, will speak with us about women in politics, followed by Q&A.
EDC "LAUNCH SAN JUAN ISLANDS" COMPETITION
(Pre-registration before September 18, Deadline September 25)
Entrepreneurs can bring their business ideas to the next level in the third annual EDC "Launch San Juan Islands" business plan competition. Participants will receive instruction in business planning and marketing, plus follow-up mentoring-and some will win cash prizes to help launch their businesses.Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be awarded to contest winners this year. The greater goal, however, is to help every participating entrepreneur to advance their business. "Launch San Juan Islands" will start in September 2017 and run through November 2017. The cost to participate is $65 if registration received prior to September 18 or $85 thereafter. Deadline to enter: September 25. The fee covers costs for course materials and events.
LOOKING AHEAD: AUDITIONS FOR WHALE OF A SHOW
(Friday - Saturday, September 15-16 @ Orcas Center)
A talent show for kids and families.
Directed by Didier Gincig.
Children and families, please come prepared to do your act and have a
list of what your technical needs will be.
The performance will be held at Orcas Center on Saturday, September 30, at 6:30 pm on Center Stage!
Check out the auditions page under opportunities at
for more details!
The 10th year of Savor the San Juans is a fall feast for the senses. From wine tasting to harvest dinners, farm tours to film festivals, there are so many fun activities to fill your fall getaway calendar. Visit farms on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands to see a sheep shearing, taste fresh-pressed apple cider and fresh wood-oven-baked bread. At the new
Eat Island Grown
tasting event on October 22 at Brickworks, get a taste of the islands, as chefs prepare delicious tidbits using local ingredients. Check out all of the delicious details and lodging specials below, and keep checking back as we continue to add new events and specials.
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
ROSARIO DINING HOURS CHANGE
The Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge
Breakfast & Dinner
8:00 am-11:00 am & 5:00 pm-10:00 pm (Daily)
Lounge open to 11:00 pm (Daily)
Cascade Bay Grill
11:00 am - 9:00 pm (Daily)
GRILL CLOSES FOR THE SEASON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 3:00 PM.
Serving Prime Rib Dinners every Wednesday in the Octavia Restaurant starting at 4:30 pm.
Cafe open every day from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm for the convenience of locals and travelers riding the ferry.
Tuesdays at 9:00 pm; Lower Tavern
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink.
at 7:30 pm; Random Howse
OPEN MIC for all ages on our great stage.
Piano available for you pianists!
(Fridays at 9:30 pm; Lower Tavern)
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!
LIVE MUSIC: RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, September 9, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm @ Random Howse)
Warren Murray and Marja Anderson with music of the Mississippi Delta and more.
INFORMATION: call 360-376-1111
LIVE MUSIC WITH RON MYERS: DEER HARBOR INN
(Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays,
5 pm @ Deer Har
The Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant is open every night at 5:00 pm.
We have live music with Ron Myers at the piano on Friday through Monday. We have a Fried
en special on
For information about catering send an
INFORMATION: call 360-376-1040
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Tuesdays-Saturdays, 4:00 pm @ Rosario)
Enjoy a presentation of music and photography that walks gues
ts 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 360-376-2222
THURSDAY AND SATURDAY: MARTINIS & MARTIN
(6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario)
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: Call 360-376-2222
Shop the Rock
DOE BAY WINE COMPANY EVENTS
Friday, September 8, 5:00-8:00 pm
The Orcas Project at Vitas on Lopez.
Grab an afternoon Ferry to Lopez Island and join us at Vita's Wildly Delicious for an evening of Live Music, tasteful bites, and great wines. Be back on Orcas and in bed by 11:00 pm.
September 16, 6:30 pm
Massaya Winemaker dinner at Mia's.
We are excited to welcome Sami Ghosn, owner of Massaya Winery in Lebanon, for a special evening on Orcas. Mia and her team have designed a 5 course menu to pair with the wines and we will be on hand to talk about the food and wine pairing as Sami describes the rich history of his family and the vineyards in Lebanon. Seating is very limited. Please RSVP at the Bottle Shop - $95 plus tax and gratuity per person.
COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
(Sunday, September 17, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Walk into Wellness! Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio will host a Community Acupuncture Clinic on with Danielle Dyer of Heal~Flow Acupuncture. Treatments will be based in Japanese constitutional acupuncture, which seeks to treat our root imbalances through fewer needles and gentle techniques.
Treatments will be sliding scale $20-50. No appointment necessary. 138 North Beach Road.
TIGER LILY CLOTHING AND TOYS
Sale! We are offering 40% off on hand made, organic cotton Hazel Village dolls.
ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
Property Management for Owners of Second Homes on Orcas Island
As our summer season ends, let us tidy up your second home on Orcas Island,
with the end of season trash and recycle runs, leaf blowing
and tidying up your yard. Any new customer will receive
a free bottle of Island Time lotion with the purchase a service.
Property Management for Owners of Second Homes on Orcas Island
Classes, Seminars & Workshops
NUTRITIONAL (SUGAR DETOX) WORKSHOP
(September 13, 20, 27 Oct. 4, 11, 5:30-7:00 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! The workshop meets for 5 weeks every
Cost: $165- includes weekly workshop material, a cookbook, and more. BENEFITS you can expect from the RESTART® Program: Weight Loss, Increased Energy, Better and more restful sleep, Boosted immune system, Mental clarity and improved mood, Decreased anxiety. YOU'LL LEARN: Week 1: How to prepare for your REAL FOOD sugar detox, Week 2: Your digestive check-in, Week 3: What sugar really does in your body, Week 4: The truth about FATS, Week 5: How to move forward and celebrate your success! The program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings.
INTRODUCTION TO YOGA SERIES ON MONDAYS
(September 18 - October 23, 6:30 - 7:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
NEW TO YOGA? Join a 6-week 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. Series: $60 for 6 classes. 138 North Beach Road.
ROCK ISLAND CLASSES- Digital Photography
(Tuesday, Sept 19, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
Whether you use a digital camera or film the principles to stunning photograph are the same. Join talented photographer Gene Neri to learn how to get the most out of your digital camera. Take better pictures with a few basics. Bring your camera to class with you. This class is for the 'non-tech savvy'. Offered for free to the community, everyone is welcome. Presented by Gene, this class promises to be both fun and informative.
Continuing Art & Museum Shows
SEPTEMBER ART EXHIBIT @ ORCAS CENTER
(Reception on Friday, September 8, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
Frank Loudin and On and Off the Wall
fill the lobby and Madrona Room at Orcas Center.
The show will open with a reception on Friday, September 8th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm with an Artist's Talk at 6:00 pm.
Orcas Center Business Office & Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
SEPTEMBER ART EXHIBIT @ WASHINGTON FEDERAL
Come see the delightful watercolors being shown by Anne Hammond at Washington Federal during the month of September. Anne is featuring her landscapes, portraits and more! Bank hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS AND CATKIN CAFE
The Orcas Island Artworks Gallery is a favorite Orcas destination housed in a historic building on the island's East side. Built in 1938 as a strawberry barreling plant, the lovingly restored landmark now showcases the best of our island's crafts and fine arts.Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Catkin Cafe is open Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUMS
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm or by appointment. Sunday Noon to 3 pm. Admission is by donation, there is a craft table for children to enjoy, and a great selection of Gift Shop items. Come and experience the special exhibit of "Presenting Orcas Voices".
The Crow Valley School is o
pen by appointment.
MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 8:00 am - 10:00 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm daily. The tour is free.
INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152, ext. 300
(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
Tuesday, September 12 (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
Wednesday, September 13 (8:30 am).
Orcas Island Public Library Board
(Library Meeting Room) Call 360-376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, September 13 (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.
The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce works daily to support our community's businesses and organizations. Please support Chamber of Commerce members when making your buying decisions. The value of a dollar spent locally cannot be overstated. Think Local - Buy Local - Orcas First!
The Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful island!
Lance Evans, Executive Director
Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Madie Murray, Staff
Barb Buman, Volunteer
Michele Wiley, Volunteer