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Colleen Armstrong, President
Terri Gilleland, Secretary
Kim Morgan, Treasurer
Susan Gudgell, past-President
Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Michele Wiley, Volunteer
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273
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July 4th Fireworks over Eastsound!
Another terrific show last evening! Thank you Sponsors and Donors (full list here.) Without your assistance we could not have made this happen.
Special thanks to the Orcas Island Community Band and Ken Speck for entertaining the crowd at Waterfront Park!
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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE!
ORCAS ISLAND FIRE AND RESCUE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
(7:00 am - 11:00 am @ Fire Station)
Adults $7.00, Children $5.00, under 5 years of age eat FREE.
All proceeds support your Firefighters and EMTs.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT VILLAGE GREEN
(10:00-3:00 pm @ Village Green)
This is the 67th year that the Orcas Island Historical Museums has sponsored this summer celebration of the island's history. The day's festivities will kick off at 10:00 am with the pie booth. Volunteers will be serving slices of home-baked fruit pies. Pie a la mode is available as an option thanks to the contribution of Island Market. Come and enjoy the beer garden and a hot dog stand with chips and beverages. A big thank you to Island Hoppin' Brewery and the Kiwanis and Lions clubs for their support with supplies and equipment. Activities will go until 3:00 pm, but come early before the pie, beer, and hot dogs sell out!
(12:00 pm @ Eastsound Village)
The theme for this year's parade is
. We are celebrating all those things you loved about Orcas Island in years gone by. Helping us celebrate is this year's GrandMarshal ... and long-time islander,
The parade begins at 12 noon, with the fabulous Orcas Community Band entertaining beforehand.
INFORMATION: Click here for a Parade application, or stop by the Chamber office to pick up a copy.
LIONS CLUB 42ND ANNUAL SALMON BBQ
(1:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Fire Station)
Cost is $18.00 the day of the event for adults. Tickets with a presale discount of $2.00 can be purchased at The Trading Company, Kay's, and Cherie Lindholm Real Estate. Tickets are $12.00 for children up to 12 years old. Apple Crisp is also available for $5.00. All funds raised are for Lions Orcas Island Service Projects.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE EASTSOUND FIREWORKS!
Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation ... Island Market ... Windermere Real Estate - Orcas Island ... Rosario Resort & Spa ... Gudgell Properties/SeaStar Lodging (Wally & Susan Gudgell) ... Islanders Bank ... Orcas Island Getaway (Todd & Lori Doyle) ... Washington Federal, NA ... Kathleen Dickinson ... Lance Evans & Janet Brownell...
Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate (Ken & Karen Speck) ... David Sturges, in memory of Scott Sturges
Roses Bakery Cafe (John & Joni Trumbull) ... D'Haeze Family in memory of DeVona Morris and Todd Hayes ... Orcas Island Realty ... Earthworks Company, Inc. (John & Christine Thompson) ... Orcas Veterinary Services ... Islandview Haus (Thomas & Melanie Tucker) ... Orcas Island Storage ... Orcas Island Lions Club ... Orcas Island Hardware (Scott & Therese Lancaster)
Madrona Bar & Grill/The Loft at Madrona (Steve & Monica Duthie) ... Turtleback Farm Inn (William & Susan Fletcher) ... Idun Partners (Paula Treneer)...San Juan Airlines ... Stoltz Kau Architects ... Beach Haven Resort ... Fitness Quest NW (Chuck Silva) ... Cloud 9 Events (Kimaya Maitreya) ... Dean & Audrey Stupke ... SPR Enterprises, Inc. (Paul & Sherri Doherty) ... Wildlife Cycles (Dan Christopherson & Vicki Leimback) ... Driftwood Nursery (Lorna Vester) .... Nest (Cindy Morgan) ... American Pacific Mortgage (Tammy Pollard) ... Madrona Point Insurance (Michele Wiley) ... Warm Valley Orchard (Bob & Maria Nutt) ... John Erly ... Ginnie Ketcham Lee ... Howard & Lori Gregg ... Bob & Bonnie Morris ... Thomas & Jenna Milleson ... Paul & Susan Simon ...
Kaaren & David Slawson ... Mariann Carrasco ... Barb Buman
Our thanks to the Orcas Island Community Foundation for their administrative support, San Juan Sanitation, and the Islands' Sounder (Sound Publishing) for its assistance this year!
The Chamber of Commerce thanks you for your support of these annual
Orcas Island events!
For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 360-376-2273 or email
Events This Week & Beyond
EASTSOUND ART WALKS-EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
(Thursdays, starting at 5:00 pm @ Eastsound Village)
Mark your Thursday evenings for the summer when Downtown becomes pretty special with local arts, crafts and special events. Look for the posters and pop-up signs for the participating locations! Continues until August 30th. This is a casual walk-about-town, no need for tickets or maps, just YOU!
INFORMATION: Michele Wiley at 360-722-2802
ART IN ACTION
(Thursday, July 5 @ Mia's)
Come to Mia's Cafe this Thursday to be part of art in action during the Eastsound Art Walk. $40 per person covers canvas, paint and step-by-step art instruction for the evening. Limit 20 participants. Reserve and sign up here:
(Saturday, July 7, 10:00-3:00 pm @ Village Green)
Want to find out what vendors will be at the Farmers Market each week? Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with your Farmers Market happenings. Find out about special kids activities happening at the market, or what vegetables are coming into season and if your favorite vendor will be at the market. Sign up through our website.
HAND TO GOD
(Thursday - Sunday, July 5-8, 7:30 pm, Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm: Thursday - Sunday, July 12-15, 7:30 pm, Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm: FRIDAY, JULY 13, SHOW at 6:00 pm)
In a church basement, a group of adolescents gathers to make puppets that will spread the Christian message, but one of the puppets turns out to be more demonic than divine.
After the death of his father, meek Jason, played by visiting Seattle actor Ben Burris, finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and-most especially-his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
Written by Robert Askins and directed by Robert Hall, Hand To God comes to the Orcas Center Black Box theatre on July 5th rot with that just-right juxtaposition between what's acutely funny and humorously deep.
SPOOKY TALES RETURN TO ORCAS HISTORICAL MUSEUMS
(Wednesdays, 8:00 pm @ Pioneer Museum and Fridays, 5:00 pm @ Crow Valley School Museum, July 6-August 31)
Professional storyteller, Antoinette Botsford, has investigated the spirits of those who once resided on Orcas Island, or who in rare cases may still be here. Antoinette embellishes verifiable historical data with imagination (where needed) to result in intriguing stories that keep the audience, sometimes as young as six years old--some as old as ninety-- hanging on every word!
Performances of Spooky Tales with an Orcas Spin start Friday, July 6 at 5:00 at the Crow Valley School and Wednesday, July 11 at 8:00 pm at the Pioneer Museum. The schedule is the same for every Wednesday and Friday through August. Ticket prices are $10 adults, $8 members, and $5 (under 18).
Reservations are recommended. Last year, many people were turned away. Both venues have limited seating.
INFORMATION: Purchase tickets in advance through the website, at the museum, or by phone with a credit card at 360-376-4849.
MATTHEW LASLO'S- MAGIC NOW!
(Friday - Sunday, July 6 - 8, 7:30 pm @ Sea View Theater)
Local award winning magician Matthew Laslo makes his annual return to the Sea View Theatre stage as a part of the island's July 4th festivities. He's back home with new illusions and stories from his world travels. Matthew Laslo is 17-years-old and is one of the youngest magicians on the international circuit. He made his national Television debut on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and impressed the duo with his originality and showmanship. Most recently he performed for Chinas #1 television show, The Amazing Magicians, where he wowed 270 million viewers with his fresh & charismatic style. Magic Now is Laslo's current illusion show which is filled with humor, awe and wonder with lots of audience participation and is great family entertainment !
The box office will open one hour before showtime.
A pre-show BBQ with hot dogs, hamburgers, veggies options all with the "works" will begin at 5 pm.
Tickets are $15 at Darvill's Bookstore and online at
or by calling Brown Paper Tickets (800) 838-3006.
ROSẼ IN THE GARDEN @ ORCAS FARM
(Sunday July 8, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm)
Join us at Orcas Farm for a special Wine Tasting Event. Sip and stroll in the garden this Sunday afternoon. 3 Seattle vendors will be sharing their favorite summer Rosế selections! Wine will be available for purchase and light snacks provided.
Locals Only Music Extravaganza! 19 local performers entertain at the Village Green.
Come see and hear a wonderful collection of local musicians sharing their music with and for each other! This is a free community event.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: "SHIPWRECKED VBS: RESCUED BY JESUS"
(Monday-Friday, July 9 -13, 9:00-12:00 pm @ Orcas Island Community Church)
This is a summer kid's event where they discover that Jesus rescues them! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, and experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures. They'll make crafty creations to remind them of God's love and will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Sail Away Sendoff, which gets everyone involved in living what they've learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:50 a.m. Kids at Shipwrecked VBS will join mission efforts to provide food for our local food bank as well as seeds for families in Haiti to grow food. Shipwrecked is for kids entering Pre Kinder (age 4) through 6th grade.
INFORMATION: call 360-376-6422
(Wednesday, July 11, 8:00 pm @ Doe Bay Resort)
Summer Shakespeare is back! It is Island Stage Left's new production of The Tempest and is ISL's 20th year of giving the San Juan Islands professional quality theatre with no admission charged. (Donations are appreciated, as always.) Celebrating those 20 years with The Tempest is especially significant because this was the play with which ISL co-founders Mayes and Machin-Smith started Shakespeare Under the Stars back in 1998. They reprised the play in 2008 for the 10th anniversary, and this year's new production of The Tempest keeps that tradition alive. Dress warmly and bring a coat or blanket - if you like, a lawn chair.
(Friday, July 13, 8:00 pm @ Orcas Center Stage)
Central to Shook Twins' sound is their wide range of instrumentation: banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, mandolin, electronic drums, face drum (beat-box), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo-head drumming and their signature Golden Egg. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation, coupled with Laurie's inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn's re-purposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.
THE LAND THAT REMAINS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PALESTINE
(Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 pm @ Library in the Reading Room)
The Orcas Island Library presents renowned photographer Federico Busonero.
Commissioned by UNESCO, Busonero undertook three extensive journeys through the West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, between 2008 and 2009. The intent of his photographic study was "to document culturally significant sites" in a territory rarely seen. The Land That Remains was published as a book by Hatje Cantz in 2016.
"Photography is about waiting, and cultivating time. Time to develop the necessary attention and perception of the subject, of what exists or existed there beyond the instant of seeing", says Busonero.
The Land That Remains
has been shown previously in France, Italy, and the United States and is available in the collection at the Library. Light refreshments will be served.
(Image: Federico Busonero. Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, 2009).
PARIS & FRIENDS
(Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center Stage)
Paris Wilson takes over Center Stage, playing duets longtime piano and composition teacher Martin Lund, Bellingham violin instructor Lisa Humphrey, and Jim Bredouw, who has "encouraged me in music since I was eight years old when I appeared in Christmas Carol," she said. Paris will also play classical and "Almost Classical" trios with Emy and Lisa Carter, plus a string quartet with Emy Carter, Lisa Humphrey, and cellist Anthony Kaskurs. "I'm excited to play with Anita Orne and Gordon Koenig from the Olga Symphony and JP and the OK Rhythm Boys, and my good friends Sophie Parker and Eliza Kelliher."
FIRST FRIDAY AT TRES FABU!
(Friday, July 6 @ 238 North Beach Road)
We hope you've got lots of time to relax and unwind this weekend, maybe get to the beach or just out on the deck to enjoy the sunshine. As for the shop girls, we are busy as ever, putting out new summer stock to keep things fresh and breezy. On First Friday, we're featuring apparel with prints, patterns, polka dots and stripes at 25% off!
Of course we'll have refreshments, and we're delighted to be serving delicious treats from Teezer's! Please stop by to celebrate on Friday! Open daily in summer.
We donate 3% of net proceeds to Orcas Island Community Foundation. Won't you join us?
"JOIN IN JULY"- NEW MEMBER DRIVE
We are celebrating Co-op Owners old and new with special gifts throughout the month of July. "
Join in July" and get a fantastic insulated bag filled with swag, an insulated co-op thermos, samples from Co-op vendors near and far and lots of other goodies! Members who pay in full also get their choice of one of our new co-op t-shirts. Membership is a $240 total investment, and it's just $10 to get started, with monthly payments until you are paid in full.
Already a Co-op Owner? As a show of appreciation for how much we have accomplished together, our existing co-op members will receive an Orcas Food Co-op reusable produce bag as their special gift when they redeem their 10% coupon. Each week during July members who shop at least once will also be entered to win one of two weekly $25 gift cards. Our existing member base has made it possible for the co-op to expand this year with new storage and office space and an additional walk-in to come in the near future!
INFORMATION: see website. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a sneak peak of the gifts!
MONKEY PUZZLE: NEW INVENTORY
Monkey puzzle is now carrying Arcopedico shoes. The present inventory features a woven shoe from Portugal called Shocks. Not only does it come in 16 colors,but it also has a " patented twin arch support, "is machine washable and is "practical like shoes,comfortable like socks." We have a new selection of washable Swedish dishcloths, light fixtures, lamps, dish towns with whales, whimsical socks and of course our melamine plates.
ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
Quartz Counter Tops. If you are a second home-owner on Orcas, and are considering new, beautiful quartz counter top, we can help! Our contractor will visit your home for a site-survey and make custom measurements. Then the new counters will be installed in a timely manner for that new look you've been dreaming about!We specialize in helping second home owners on Orcas Island.
See our web page for details.
Health and Wellness
OMARI BEAUTY BAR: Brightening and Firming Maui Facial
We invite you to celebrate the summer solstice by escaping to a tropical paradise with The Brightening and Firming Maui Facial. A trio of enzymes provide enhanced exfoliation for a truly renewed complexion. Antioxidants and skin brighteners work to increase tissue regeneration while lessening dullness. A take-home peel will provide increased softening, firming and toning results. This facial is a summer must!
WOMEN'S PELVIC HEALTH BODYWORK SESSIONS
(Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Suzi Zobrist, LMT, offers an innovative new bodywork modality for women's health and pelvic wellness. Using an integrative approach, Suzi supports women who are experiencing birth, trauma or surgery-related pain in the pelvis or pelvic floor. Pelvic Health Bodywork is preventive self-care and a restorative treatment that can improve symptoms experienced with a variety of female specific health complaints, as well as provide support during the multitude of transitions that a woman encounters throughout her life.
138 North Beach Road.
WILD ROSE LTD
(For the month of July)
Foot reflexology treatments with Aromatherapy. One hour for $70.
INFORMATION: Deborah Darner, LMT, 360-376-4188
JULY DANCE INTENSIVES
(Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 27 @ Orcas Center)
If you can walk, you can dance. Orcas Dance is offering several dance classes over a three-week intensive, available for both adults and kids. Classes include Contemporary Ballet, West Coast Swing, Hip-Hip, Jazz, African Dance, and more.
Orcas Center will be opening its doors to a brand new multipurpose space filling one half of a converted prop warehouse. Complete with mirrored walls, a sprung floor, and an inspiring repertoire of dance classes to join during July Dance Intensives.
REGISTER TO VOTE
(Deadline for online and mail-in voter registrations and transfers)
This election is a federal, state and local Top Two
primary. The two candidates who receive the most
votes in each race will advance to the general election
ballot in November. All registered San Juan County voters will receive
ballots for this election. All voters will see Federal, State, County and Judicial races.
JULY 17 Ballots mailed to domestic voters (in
the United States),
JULY 30 Deadline for in-person registration for
persons not currently registered in Washington State
AUGUST 7 Election Day! Deadline to return August
Primary ballots. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day
or placed in an official ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on Election night.
AUGUST 21 August Primary certified by Canvassing Board.
Summer is here and we are adding to our kayak tour schedule now. 3-hour Kayak Tours are offered daily. Day Trips - usually to Jones Island State Park - are available Tues/Thurs/Sat. Reservations can be made online or by phone 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Reservations are always recommended, but we sometimes have space available on the day of the tours.
3-hour Kayak Tour $85 /adult, $55 /child
Deer Harbor Marina - 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Doe Bay Resort - 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Rosario Resort - 1:00 pm
West Beach Resort - 6:30 pm (sunset tour)
Day Trip $120 /person
Deer Harbor Marina - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ORCAS ADVENTURES OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON!
Orcas Adventures located in the heart of Moran State Park is now open seven days a week! Start off the summer right and come out for a boat or board rental on Cascade or Mountain Lake. It's time to enjoy more then just the parks incredible trails, but it's freshwater lakes too. We would LOVE to see you!
OPEN EVERYDAY 10:00 -6:00 pm.
ORCAS, WE WANT YOUR BOOKS!
Right now, The Friends of the Orcas Island Library
is accepting books for the
upcoming Library Fair.
We want h
in good condition no matter the topic
from Poetry to Pets, Cookbooks to Children's books,
History to Health, Fiction to Foreign L
anguage, CDs to DVDs, and many more!
ring them in!
an drop them off at the
All of us at FOIL thank you in advance for your donations and look forward to seeing you
th for the 62nd Annual Library Fair from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Library parking lot.
BMX NIGHTS AT CAMP ORKILA
(Tuesdays until September 4, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Camp Orkila)
Free. Open to all ages who can ride a bike!
BMX bikes and helmets provided first come, first serve.
Requirements: Signed Consent form for all
riders, Long Sleeve, Long Pants, Closed toe shoes. no exceptions!
SHARPES CORNER ROUNDABOUT COMPLETED
Two lane roundabout now in place at SR 20 and SR 20 Spur in Anacortes.
Crews have opened the final lane of the
roundabout, 10 days ahead of schedule. Drivers or cyclists using the intersection of State Route 20 and SR 20 Spur will now navigate through a two-lane roundabout enroute to or from the Whidbey Island, Anacortes or San Juan Islands.
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
CATKIN CAFE NEW HOURS
Catkin Cafe now open Tuesdays starting July 10th through August.
Open 9:00 am - 3:00 pm serving breakfast all day! (Closed Mondays).
THE BARNACLE: NEW HOURS
ew hours effective July 1st for The Barnacle:
5:00 - 10:00 pm (Sun - Tues)
Noon- 11:00 pm (Wed - Thurs)
Noon - Midnight (Fri - Sat)
THE KITCHEN SPECIALS
Friday and Saturday-special humus and baba-ganoush salad with local greens and toasted flat bread. Salad includes an abundance of vegetables and is garnished with olives, pickled onion, feta cheese, mixed seed bake and parsley. Choose creamy lemon-garlic salad dressing or sesame vinaigrette $14.
Mon. & Tues. 11:00 am-8:00 pm, Wed. 11:00 am-3:00pm, Thur. & Fri. 11:00 am-8:00 pm, Sat. 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
EVERY SUMMER DAY IS A CLEVER COW DAY!
Open every day from noon to 10:00 pm. Our amazing ice cream drenched in Girl Meets Dirt shrubs topping heads the list this summer. We also have our delicious fudge and caramel toppings you can take home, as well as cones, floats, sodas, sundaes, malts, lattes and affogatos to satisfy your sweet summer cravings. And, we have GIFT CERTIFICATES!
Second Mondays, 8:00-10:00 pm;
All musicians, poets, storytellers, voices of the voiceless, loud mouths, comedians, magicians, talents of basic and varying levels of obscurity welcome. Everyone is invited to perform on the Orcas Center stage for NEW! monthly open mic. Martin Gomez to host.
Choice wine and beer by Doe Bay Winery available for purchase in the lobby.
Tuesdays at 9:00 pm;
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink.
Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Doe Bay Supports Island Stage Left in July
Each Thursday in July, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Island Stage Left. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! This week our host is Robb Eagle. The Café is open from 5:00-10:00 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm.
KARAOKE & LIVE MUSIC:
LIVE MUSIC FEATURING SINGER-SONGWRITER MADISON WEST
(Sundays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Cascade Bay Grill at Rosario Marina)
Orcas-raised Madison West is a talented pop-folk singer-songwriter currently studying at Berklee College of Music.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Tuesdays-Saturdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Rosario Resort)
Enjoy a presentation of music and history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ, stories of the Mansion's most colorful residents, and Christopher's original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Complimentary and open to the public.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
LIVE MUSIC BY "ALMOST CLASSICAL"
(Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 pm @ Deer Harbor Inn)
Exquisite classical music with a touch of pop by this accomplished string and piano trio who have played Carnegie Hall and toured in Europe.
AT LOWER TAVERN
(Wednesdays at 8:00 pm)
Play Trivia with friends.
(Fridays at 9:30 pm)
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!
LIVE MUSIC WITH GENE NERY
(Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 @ Cascade Bay Grill and Fridays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Moran Lounge, Rosario Resort)
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
LIVE MUSIC FEATURING MARTINIS & MARTIN: ROSARIO RESORT
(Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Resort Moran Lounge)
Join Martin Lund for an evening of hand-crafted cocktails and live music. Martin Lund, an island favorite and jazzman extraordinaire, considers himself a "musical chef."
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
LIVE PIANO MUSIC BY RON MYERS
(Fridays-Sundays, 5:00 pm -9:00 pm @ Deer Harbor Inn)
One of the island's favorites, piano player Ron Myers will entertain you while you dine.
Art & Museum Shows
REQUESTS FOR ART FOR JULY ORCAS CENTER SHOW
(Intake for art work is July 5, 10:00 to 2:00 pm:
OPENING RECEPTION...EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Friday, JULY 6, 5:30 TO 7:00 pm)
The featured artist for the July show at Orcas Center is B. Sadie Bailey. Sadie's exciting folk art will fill the lobby but the Visual Arts Committee is soliciting art work for the "Community Art Show" in the Madrona Room. From the museum of International Folk Art, "Folk Art is of, by, and for the people; all people, inclusive of class, status, culture, community, ethnicity, gender, and religion." "It's this inclusivity and freedom of eclectic play that I seek, and it's why calling myself a "folk artist," or a "maker," best encompasses what I do." (B. Sadie Bailey)
Art of all kinds is welcome, more folk art would be great!
PRECIOUS PETS PHOTO & ART PIECES
(July Exhibit @ Orcas Senior Center)
Pets are on display in the Lundeen Room this summer. Help us decorate the walls with all kinds of animal pals, no matter the shape or size, all pets count! Items can be dropped off at the Senior Center front desk, open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. This show is organized by the Visual Arts Committee - Come visit the Senior Center in July to enjoy this exhibit o
f our furry (and other!) friends!
Orcas Senior Center - 360-376-2677
WASHINGTON FEDERAL'S ARTIST OF THE MONTH: SUSAN SLAPIN
(Informal talk by artist, Friday, July 6, 3:30-4:00 pm)
Visit Washington Federal to see this colorful, textured, impressionistic exhibit. Susan is an island Visual Artist who shares the love of nature and color. She says: "I spent much of my time, as a small child, observing color and doing color scales in my mind. Little did I know that love of the visual world and its hues would increasingly continue, and be reflected and shared with others in paint and picture. The medium is soft pastels, and the pigments are simply beautiful." On Friday, July 6th, from 3:30-4:00 pm, please join us for an informal Artist's talk about the work, and say Hello! As usual on Fridays at WAFED, there will be sweets and fresh coffee.
JACQUELINE KEMPFER ARTIST STUDIO
(Wed. Fri. & Sat. Noon - 4:00 pm, Thurs. 1:00 - 7:00 pm @ 474 N. Beach Rd)
After a short stroll up North Beach Road, visitors can enjoy Jackie's original paintings of
Orcas Island scenery in the mediums of watercolor, oil and Sumi ink. Visit with Jackie
or just relax in the atmosphere of a working studio filled with antique furnishings and
the private collections of the artist. Jackie is pleased to offer a 10% discount on all
painting purchases and beautiful, free gift wrapping. During June, July and August
the studio will stay open for the
THURSDAY NIGHT EVENING ART WALKS from
5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
, July 2, 10:00 am @ Suite F-1, Our House Building, 123 North Beach Rd)
Artist, Janet Gadallah, Creative Minds Art Gallery, on Orcas Island, is a gem in the San Juan Islands. It is the first artist cooperative to open in the San Juan Islands since Orcas Island Artworks in Olga so many years ago. The gallery is home to several island artists and debuts several northwest artists whose work has previously only been available by commission. Contact: 360-622-5309
THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS
The Orcas Island Artworks Gallery is a favorite Orcas destination housed in a historic building on the island's East side. Built in 1938 as a strawberry barreling plant, the lovingly restored landmark now showcases the best of our island's crafts and fine arts. Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday,
11:00 - 4:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00-3:00 pm or by appointment. There is a great selection of Gift Shop items. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm.
The Crow Valley School is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12:00-4:00 pm for the summer season.
MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 8:00 am - 9:00 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm daily. The tour is free.
INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152
Local Employment Opportunities
ISLAND MARKET OPENINGS
F/T Cashier, F/T Meat Cutter/Wrapper, F/T Deli/Bakery Clerk.
Island Market is looking for great people to join our fun and fast-paced market, which is also a community hub. Benefits include 100% PAID medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees, 401k plans, paid time off program, discounts on gas and health club.
SAN JUAN ISLANDS VISITORS BUREAU:Marketing Content @ Outreach Coordinator
Seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable and experienced marketing and communications professional committed to tourism and economic development, balanced with our islands' environmental and social values. This position is based in an office in Friday Harbor, and involves monthly travel to Orcas and Lopez Islands, and occasional travel to Seattle. This position will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and Communications & Stewardship Manager. See
INFORMATION: Executive Director Deborah Hopkins Buchanan at 360-378-3277 ext. 5
SAN JUAN PRESERVATION TRUST: Orcas Island Preserve Steward
The Preserve Steward is responsible for all aspects of managing Land Bank Preserves on Orcas Island.
Part-time 32 Hours per Week, Non-Exempt.
Range H-9, Step 1 - 3, $27.75 to $30.27.
OPEN POSITION AT THE ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
The Orcas Senior Center Nonprofit is hiring! We are looking for a new Programs and Activities Coordinator with a deep appreciation for our island's elders and a desire to help our members stay healthy, independent, and active in the community. This will be a part-time position (20 hours a week) at $18-20 per hour. Please visit our website (
) or our Facebook page for details and the full job description.
ORCAS ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT IS HIRING
Open positions: custodian, para-educators, teachers.
THE KITCHEN IS HIRING
All positions--Prep Cooks, Line Cooks, Customer Service.
Give us a call or stop by!
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP IS HIRING
Full time, part time and seasonal positions are currently available.
Benefits include paid personal leave, free yoga classes, a 20% store discount, 50% shift lunch, paid vacation for those working more than 20 hours/week, and more.
ORCAS CENTER IS HIRING
Orcas Center Job Opportunities: Executive Director
Hospitality Committee *volunteers,
Web Development Intern*
INFORMATION: Click here for more information or call 360-376-2281 ext 4
The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce works daily to support our community's businesses and organizations. Please support Chamber of Commerce members when making your buying decisions. The value of a dollar spent locally cannot be overstated. Think Local - Buy Local - Orcas First!
The Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful island!
Lance Evans, Executive Director
Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Michele Wiley, Volunteer
Madie Murray, Volunteer