Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
June 10, 2021
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ORCAS ISLAND DINING GUIDE
(Updated June 10)
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LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL RESOURCES
LAST CHANCE TO VACCINATE!
The San Juan County Vaccine Team will be operating single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine clinics on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands through mid-June. These clinics will be one of the best remaining opportunities for COVID vaccination in the islands. Read more...

PUBLIC HEALTH CONNECTION: JUST THE FACTS
Now that everyone over age 12 is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, people are learning about the vaccines to decide if they are ready. Read more...

THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR IS ACTIVE AGAIN!
The Orcas Island Library and Chamber of Commerce post events on this calendar. Please email your information to Carol Dapogny at cdapogny@orcaslibrary.org or blast@orcasislandchamber.com.
NEW THIS EDITION AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
BIOLUMINESCENCE NIGHT KAYAKING
(June 10, 11, 12 & 13; 10pm @ Deer Harbor Marina)
Experience bioluminescence (glowing plankton) on one of these special 2-hour tours! Summer plankton concentrations create a magical, glowing display as our paddles create swirls of blue-green sparkling water in the dark. Limited space-these tours fill fast. Morning, afternoon, and picnic tours continue, as well. Reservations: 360-376-4699 or shearwaterkayaks.comRead more...

GRADUATION EVENTS FOR THE ORCAS ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, June 11, 10 am. June 12, 2 pm and Parade around 3:30 pm. Like many things this year our celebrations will be a “hybrid” of tradition, technology and perhaps some new traditions. We do hope that you will join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2021 during the next few days in whatever way you can. Read more...

THE ORCAS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
The school is hosting a New Enrollment Open House on June 12. We encourage you to join us from 10 am-12 pm! See our school, meet our staff and learn about our program! Hope to see you there! 1147 North Beach Rd.
MEETING OF THE MINDS: THE CCC IN MORAN STATE PARK
Meeting on Zoom by Orcas Senior Center: Wednesday, June 16, 1-2 pm. Please join writer and historian Janet Oakley for her talk on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which will highlight the work of the CCC on Orcas Island. Read more... 
SAVING THE RAREST WHALE
Thursday, June 17, 6 pm, the Orcas Island Library presents Captain Kevin Campion who will share his tale to save the rarest whale: the North Pacific right whale. You’ll learn about conservation efforts in the North Pacific and Salish Sea and view scenes from the upcoming film “Right Over the Edge.” Zoom link here. Read more...

BOBBY BARE JR. AND LILO SANCHEZ CONCERT
Friday, June 18, 6 pm on the Village Green. With a big-as-the-room persona, an ability to rock the doors off the most jaded of clubs, the heart to hold a room completely still with just his guitar, and a genius for arrangement, Bobby Bare, Jr. and his band of merry makers are one of the most unique bunches around.

NEXT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ROUND-UP
Saturday, June 19, 10 am-2 pm. This is the only time during the year that you can safely dispose of old fuels like gasoline, diesel and kerosene. Collection is free for households. Businesses must register in advance by emailing marki@sanjuanco.com for the appropriate form. Both latex and oil-based paint will be accepted for free thanks to Washington State's new "PaintCare" Program. exchangeorcas.org/household-hazardous-waste/ Contact pete@exchangeorcas.org for more information.
LIVE AND IN PERSON: THIRD WORLD UNITED (3WU)
Saturday, June 19, 6 pm at the Village Green. Seattle Sacred Music and Art (SAMA) and Orcas Center present Third World United (3WU) as part of the Summer Concert Series. Read more...

EDC SEMINAR: “WORK AS CONSTRUCTION TRAINER"
Tuesday June 22, 5 pm.Tradespeople seeking a second career are invited to an online seminar offered by the Economic Development Council (EDC). Rich Jones and Al Audette will speak with attendees about how to get started and thrive training workers in the construction and building trades. Read more...
THE MAGIC OF MATTHEW LASLO AT SEAVIEW THEATER
Thursday, July 1-3, 5 pm & 8 pm. Sunday, July 4th, 2 pm & 5 pm. After over a year of being closed, the Sea View Theatre will welcome back audiences for the Magic of Matthew Laslo, two shows daily. For ticketing and information visit matthewlaslo.com. Read more...
LEARN WOODWORKING BASICS WITH THE EDC
Islanders seeking new careers are invited to learn Woodworking Basics in a free class offered by the Economic Development Council (EDC). Jean Shearer and Nicholas Coldren, cabinetmakers, will be teaching an introduction to woodworking, July 7-28, on Wednesday evenings, at 5– 9 pm on San Juan Island. Read more...
THE ORCAS ISLAND SHUTTLE
OrcaShuttle stops at the island's most popular locations, including the ferry, and offers day passes as well as round trip and one-way fares. Visit OrcaShuttle.com for more details, including live-tracking the shuttle, a complete list of stops, and to request a pick-up!

FORUMS TO EXPLORE VACATION RENTALS TO CREATE WORKABLE SOLUTIONS
In an effort to provide a greater understanding of the issue and seek workable solutions, the San Juan Island Community Network (SJICN) is conducting a series of three Zoom forums. They will also be live-streamed on Facebook and Instagram. Read more...
FROM LAST EDITION AND BEYOND
SENIORS HELPING SENIORS
The Orcas Senior Center wants to express their gratitude to the Orcas Island High School senior class for being included in their philanthropic donations for 2021. Read more...

WHEN WILL ORCAS SENIOR CENTER RE-OPEN?
The three-way partnership of the Orcas Senior Center, San Juan County, and the Council on Aging—which together bring you the meal program—is working in collaboration to ensure a safe re-opening. Read more...

AVID ACCOUNTING/JAZMIN CICOTTI
Jazmin Cicotti’s bookkeeping capacity is filling up quick! There are 12 openings left for small business owners. There are three package options with add-ons available to fit your unique needs and budget. Call or email to schedule and discuss your business needs. Jazmin@avidaccountingllc.com. 360-317-3207

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
The Orcas Senior Center is pleased to announce the resuming of medical transportation services, both on- and off-island. Please contact Jami Mitchell at 360-376-7926 for details about eligibility, to schedule a trip, or volunteer to be a driver. Read more...

MEET NEW DIRECTOR AT ORCAS HISTORICAL MUSEUMS
The Board of Trustees of the Orcas Island Historical Museums could not believe their luck when Nancy Stillger responded to the posting for a new Executive Director. After reading a heartfelt letter of introduction and an impressive resume, there was no hesitancy on the part of the Board to hire her. Read more...

NEWS FROM THE ORCAS LIBRARY
We are again increasing our open hours in the building. This summer, check out the 2021 Summer Reading Program; Tails and Tales. Also, outdoor storytime and much more. Read more...

HONORING COAST SALISH PEOPLES
Last week, San Juan County officials, representatives from local tribes, and community members on Orcas Landing unveiled a mural that honors Coast Salish peoples, and the land and water from which they come. Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS MARKET SATURDAYS
Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm. Local produce, plant starts, artisan crafts, flowers, and many more goodies. orcasislandfarmersmarket.org

MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8 am - 9 pm daily. The tour is free. Rosario Resort: 360-376-2152

ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Pioneer Museum is open 11 am-3 pm, Tuesday-Saturday. The exhibit hall features Women's Clubs of Orcas Island. orcasmuseums.org. 360-376-4849.
RESTAURANTS
LIMITED INDOOR DINING
Restaurants are allowed to open with 50% capacity. The following restaurants are now open for indoor dining: Barnacle, Chimayo, Enzo's Cafe, Inn at Ship Bay, Island Skillet, Kingfish at West Sound, Lower Tavern, Madrona Bar & Grill, Matia Kitchen and Bar, Mijitas Mexican Kitchen, New Leaf Cafe, Rosario Resort, White Horse Pub.
ORCAS ISLAND WINERY HOURS
Winery, Tasting Lounge, and Wine Garden at 2371 Crow Valley Road. Now open Wednesday-Monday, 12 to 6 pm. Last call 5:30 pm.

ROSES BAKERY
Roses offers a daily selection of freshly-baked artisanal bread and pastries. We carry a wide variety of cut-to-order cheese and meat and gourmet groceries. Roses also specializes in carefully-sourced and hard to find European and American wine. Go to rosesbakerycafe.com/cafe to view our daily offerings of grab-and-go sandwiches and sides.
SHOP THE ROCK
MONKEY PUZZLE
New melamine plates: selection of Sandpiper and Seagulls, bowls and plates. We are open 7 days, 11-4 pm. Shop in store or online at monkeypuzzle-salliebell.square.site. Can't find something or need gift ideas? Call 360-376-2275.

WILD ROSE LTD JUNE SPECIAL
Aromatherapy consults with custom blends. $70 an hour. Call Deborah Darner, LMT, 360-376-4188.
JOB POSTINGS - 30 CHAMBER BUSINESSES WANT YOU!
Job positions are listed here and will be posted for at least 1 week. If you are looking for employment, see all job postings from Chamber businesses. ALL JOBS LISTED HERE .
From last week...

ORCAS VETERINARY
Customer Service Representative. Send resume to orcasvet@gmail.com Attn: Practice Manager

MATIA HIRING DISHWASHERS
Day and Evening shifts are available. 360-622-2674 or email admin@matiarestaurant.com

CHILDREN'S HOUSE IS HIRING
Preschool Teachers, Support Staff, Cook and Nutrition Coordinator. Call Ady at 376-4744 or email at info@oich.org
THE 2021 EASTSOUND MAYORAL RACE IS ON!
All candidates for mayor will be featured here by the time the election ends on July 4th. This week, help Tyrone and Monkey with a little bump-up! Vote at orcasmayor.org
Tyrone: Regular places to spot Tyrone are grabbing a latte in town, attending church on the weekends, hanging out at the beach, and supervising crews on the job site.
Monkey: Monkey wants to make sure the beaches we have here on Orcas stay clean and beautiful. He is currently the leader of 19 chickens. He keeps them safe and in line and recently got two new goat friends.