Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
December 29, 2022
MY ORCAS ISLAND ITINERARY
Weekly Island Events & Activities
Updated December 29
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ORCAS ISLAND FOOD AND DRINKS GUIDE
Updated December 29
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IMPORTANT ISLAND UPDATES
PRINTABLE FERRY SCHEDULES (WINTER)
The Chamber created printable schedules for Anacortes/Orcas Island and Orcas/San Juan Island and Orcas/Lopez Island inter-island times.
--Winter schedule: www.bit.ly/2023winterferry (2 pages)
If you spot errors, please let us know.

SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER @ OI COMMUNITY CHURCH
Guests must check in between 7 pm and 9 pm and check out by 8 am. A hot breakfast, coffee, and tea are offered in the morning. If you want to become a shelter volunteer or know someone who could use a winter reprieve when the weather gets below 32 degrees, please email Ryan Carpenter at ryan@orcaschurch.org. Read more.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
CHRISTMAS & MORE! CONCERT
Local Musicians are performing a variety of Christmas music and then breaking in to the New Year with a variety of their own compositions. Performers include Almost Classical, Stephen Baker and more. Join them December 30 at 7 pm at the Orcas Island Community Church! Contact Lisa Carter for more info at lisacartermusic@gmail.com.

"BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER" @ THE SEA VIEW THEATRE
Friday, December 30 at 7:30 pm & Saturday, December 31 at 2 pm
The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T'Challa.
Take note of our New Years Eve matinee. Happy New Year!
WINE TASTING EVENT BY DOE BAY WINE COMPANY
This Saturday from 1 - 4 pm at Doe Bay Wine Company we're having a sparkling wine tasting! Plus, enjoy $10 bubbly glass specials all day long. And vintage Champagne. Have some fun then go home with the perfect bottle for all of your later celebrations.

NEW YEAR'S HIKE AT OBSTRUCTION PASS
Wondering how to kick off the New Year? Why not start off with a hike! State Parks and Friends of Moran will be holding our annual First Day Hike on Sunday, January 1 at Obstruction Pass. The events runs from 11 am until about 3 pm. There will be light refreshments (and those coveted FDH pins!) at the trailhead as well as directions for late arrivers. January 1 is also a FREE PARK DAY! So it's all free!
EVENTS COMING SOON
JEWELRY APPRAISAL EVENT AT THE EXCHANGE
The Exchange invites you to a jewelry appraisal event with the dynamic Marena Heap, Chief Appraiser for Blue Nile, on Sunday, January 15 from 10 - 3 pm. Verbal appraisals will be conducted upstairs in The Exchange’s Art Gallery. You are invited to bring up to two pieces and participation is by donation. More information...
NEW AT ISLAND BUSINESSES
ISLAND LIFE - DEALS ABOUND!
We have sale items 30 - 50% off! Buy one Rumpl blanket at full price and get the second one half off. "The original Puffy Blanket - great for camping!" Rumpl blankets are weather-resistant, light, packable and made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Island Life

DOE BAY WINE COMPANY SUPER SALE!
Stop by Doe Bay Wine Company this Thursday - Saturday from 11 - 5 pm for 10% off all sparkling wines and 15% off all wines from The Orcas Project!

ORCAS ISLAND LEATHER GOODS IS ALL ON SALE!
OI Leather Goods will be open EVERY day this week with sales on EVERYthing in the entire store, including FREE monogramming and personalization! Preview what's on offer and check out this great video tour!
PRINTSHOP NORTHWEST
FREE print Friday and end of year sale! Drop off your blank shirt to get an Orcas Island Topo map print on it for FREE! Also take the opportunity to shop our end of year sale. 20% off preprinted items, up to 70% off 2nds. (These are misprinted items that just didn't make the cut!) Drop off your blank items to get printed by 3 pm Friday! The Orcas topo print is one of our original classic prints. We're offering it in either white or black ink.
109 N. Beach Rd., Thursday - Saturday this week. We are also offering SJI topo prints in FH.

OLGA'S END OF YEAR BLOWOUT SALE ON NOW!
Join us as we wrap up another great year here at Olga’s for our End of Year Blowout Sale! All apparel will be 50% off! There will also be some great deals on previous year’s inventory. Sale runs through the end of the year. As of January 1 we will be taking our annual winter break. Eastsound Square 360-376-5863

ORCAS CENTER WINTER BREAK
Orcas Center will be closed until January 9.
Happy Holidays!
SALISH SEA YARN CO AMAZING DEALS!
Salish Sea Yarn Co is offering deals for locals through the end of the year. Mention this ad to get 25% off remaining Christmas ornaments, 10% off knit hats and wrist warmers, and 10% off Woolpets needle felting craft kits.
365 North Beach Road

ROSARIO RESORT DINING UPDATES!
New Year’s Eve at Rosario features Gene Nery in the Moran Lounge 9 pm - 12:30 am. No cover! Seafood Buffet New Year's Eve, 5 pm - 9 pm
Mansion Restaurant open Daily this week:
Brunch 8 am - 2 pm
Lounge Menu starting at 3 pm
Dinner 4 pm - 8 pm
New Year’s Eve Seafood Buffet 5 pm - 9 pm
(closed from Jan. 2 - Jan. 12)

MATERIAL WIT SALE IS ON!
The Material Wit Year End Sale starts now with 30% off select items including holiday decor, kids apparel, plants and planters. Our sale runs through December 31 in-store and online at www.materialwit.com
MONKEY PUZZLE HAS IT ALL!
15% - 50% off MOST merchandise! Don't delay... stop on in. Located in Eastsound Square. Open Daily until January, from 11 am - 4 pm.
Happy New Year

GIRL MEETS DIRT IS OPEN THIS WEEK!
Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm and Saturday,11 am - 4 pm. 10% off Shrubs and Jams for locals. Cheers to the New Year!

PAWKI'S FOR PETS - TIME TO SAVE!
Missed out on all the Christmas FUN last week?! Well, Pawki’s is giving you a DO-OVER - 15% off ALL Dog/Cat Treats & Toys. December 26 - 31.
SMORGASBORD AFTER-CHRISTMAS SALE
We call it a smorgasbord because you’ll find a little bit of everything in store! Come find us right next to the Chamber of Commerce office and shop our after Christmas sale. Offering 40% off blankets, 20% off all jewelry, and 10% off our gorgeous selection of vintage clothing. We are also excited to announce our personal and interior styling services! Come in or book online and get a jump on your personal and home design goals for 2023. 65 N. Beach Road. Melanie and Whitney. Smorgas-bord.com.

FOREST CERAMIC GALLERY - HOLIDAY SALE!
Forest Ceramic Gallery is extending our holiday sale until December 29! Receive 20% off your entire purchase: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 am to 5 pm! The gallery will then close for the New Year holiday and reopen on Friday, January 6 - when our winter schedule will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Thank you to our island neighbors for making 2022 an amazing year! 344 Main Street ForestCeramic.com

FARAWAYS BOUTIQUE IS OPEN NOW!
We are open 11 am - 6 pm all week and we are having our big year end sale! 15% off store-wide! Amazing free gifts with purchase. Gift boxes have been restocked and are buy one get one free!! Come on down and shop! Located at 123 North Beach Road.
JANUARY SALE AT SIREN BOUTIQUE
Happy New Year from Siren Boutique! It’s time for the big end of the year sale! Beginning TODAY enjoy discounts from 10% - 40% off on winter items, coats, sweaters, tops, bottoms, jewelry, and accessories! Winter Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 - 4. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
781-964-5389 

DOE BAY CAFE HOURS
Open mic Thursday 5 – 9 PM, music starts at 6:30
Dinner Service: Friday – Sunday 5 -8 PM
Breakfast Service: closed thru 1/9/2023
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
ROSARIO RESORT'S FESTIVAL OF TREES
Orcas Center is pleased to be a part of Rosario Resort's Annual Festival of Trees - Where local non-profits light up the lobby with decorated trees for the holidays! Visit Rosario's Lobby to see trees decorated by Wolf Hollow, The Funhouse, AOK Art for Orcas Kids, and more! Stop by Orcas Center's tree to check out ornaments from previous performances - You may just see a favorite performer, organization, or show on display!
LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL RESOURCES
OFFERINGS AT THE SENIOR CENTER
The Orcas Island Senior Center is hosting a wide-variety of classes and health resources: yoga, hearing health, art classes, & more! See this link for more information or check out orcasseniors.org.

RESOURCES FROM ISLAND HEALTH
Island Health is offering classes to help you live your best life. Coming soon - conversations on COPD and healthy eating during the holidays. See this link for information about dates and registration.
JOB POSTINGS - CHAMBER BUSINESSES NEED YOU!
Job positions are listed here and will be posted for at least 1 week.

ORCAS AUTO TECH
Position: Seasoned A level Automotive Technician
Description: We are looking for 2 seasoned skilled Certified Auto/Light Truck (F550/19.5" wheels & under) to maintain, diagnose, repair & advise customer of any preventative maintenance needs in the future for their vehicles. We offer 4, 10-hour day work week, we typically have had 2-3 weeks on our schedule year-round with 3 Technicians working full time. Pay is $70-$90 hr. flat rate. More info here.

Contact: Please send resume to susol@rockisland.com

RAIN SHADOW CONSULTING
Position: Experienced Arborist ($32-45/hour) 
Description: Take the lead role in tree care work, including pruning, felling, hazard tree removal, climbing, rigging, and utility line tree trimming. Manage and maintain essential tools and equipment. Work with and train ground crew as needed. 

Position: Crew Member/Tree Technician ($26-38/hour)
Description: Perform a variety of tree care and forestry work, including felling, limbing, and bucking. Safely operate and perform basic maintenance of chainsaws, chippers, and other equipment. Support climber or bucket truck operator, including rigging and aerial rescue in an emergency. 

Position: General Administrator ($22-28/hour) 
Description: Perform a variety of administrative duties to support ongoing operations, including handling mail/email/phone calls, entering new work requests into CRM, assisting with marketing and social media, assisting with HR and accounting, organizing/ordering supplies and equipment, and assisting with digital and paper file organization. 

Contact: Click here for list of qualifications. Full details are available on our website, rainshadowconsulting.com
Please send resume and brief cover letter to info@rainshadowconsulting.com
FOOD AND DRINKS UPDATES

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOOD AND DRINKS GUIDE
The "FOOD AND DRINKS GUIDE" includes restaurants, coffee shops, stores, wineries, breweries, etc. Click HERE to see the latest list.

Restaurants closing soon:
Rosario Resort Mansion Restaurant & Moran Lounge - closing January 2 through January 12
Orcas Island Winery - closing December 31 through February 8

Restaurants on a short break:
Matthew's Smokehouse - closed for the holiday season
Inn at Ship Bay - closed for winter break
Orcas Hotel & Norbu's - closing month of January
Wild Island Restaurant - winter break through January 3

Restaurants currently closed:
Hogstone Wood Oven - renovations underway
The Kitchen - closed for the season
Buck Bay Bistro - closed for the season
New Leaf Cafe - closed for the season