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Board of Directors
Colleen Armstrong, VP
Mary Clure, Secretary 
Kim Morgan, Treasurer  
Shannon Borg
Charles Dalton
Terri Gilleland
Lee Horswill
Marlace Hughes
Mia Kartiganer
Jacob Linnes 
Mike Stolmeier


Staff 
Lance Evans
Executive Director

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

 
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Events This Week & Beyond


DROP OFF ITEMS FOR A-OK GARAGE SALE
Drop off dates: Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10.
Please take your good condition items to 33 Urner Street (across the driveway from Wild Island Juice Bagel & Bowls) between 10 am - 3 pm (NOTE: no clothes, no electronics, and only small furniture.)
Clean out your garage -- and help support art in our public schools!

Sale date:Saturday, March 17, 10:00 am -2:00 pm @ Orcas School Cafeteria
A-OK is having a Garage Sale in the School Cafeteria on March 17th. All the money raised goes to the art program in the elementary and middle schools. You can drop items off at the school cafeteria after school is out on the 16th between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. We will accept clean sellable items but no clothing, appliances or furniture (small stools/chairs are okay).
 
INFORMATION: call Jane at 360-376-5025


DEER HARBOR COMMUNITY POTLUCK
(Friday, March 9, 6:30 pm @ Deer Harbor Community Club)
Please join us for our monthly potluck! Musical entertainment by Stormy Hildreth and Grace McCune. Bring a dish to share, your place setting, and beverage. Everyone welcome!


MOVIE THIS WEEK: PITCH PERFECT 3
(Friday - Saturday, March 9-10, 7:30 pm @ Sea View Theater, 234 A St.) 
After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
 
INFORMATION: Call the Sea View Theater at 360-376-5724
 

SCHOOL GARDEN SEED SWAP
(Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am -1:00 pm @ Orcas Island Public School)
Everyone is welcome to gather in the public school garden for a seed swap. Bring seeds, bulbs and cuttings to share. The more information you can share about the seeds the better! Take home new varieties to plant this spring. Meet fellow gardeners. Purchase beautifully crafted garden stationary.
 
INFORMATION:  call Ashley at 951-970-3223
 

FIDELIS FLEAS MARKET AND CRAFT SALE
(Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm @ West Sound Community Hall)
Aloe plants to antiques, local lotions to lavender sachets, the annual spring sale by Fidelis, the West Sound women's group, offers treasures from 16 vendors. Special: Vance of Shinola fame will be on-hand to do watch battery replacements & more.  Proceeds provide scholarships to local students and Camp Orkila. West Sound Community Hall is at 884 Deer Harbor Road, near the intersection with Crow Valley Road.
 
 
INFORMATION:  360-376-3441
 

FRIENDS OF THE ORCAS ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
(Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am -3:00 pm @ Orcas Island School Cafeteria)
Rake in some great book bargains at the Friends of the Orcas Island Public Library Winter Book Sale at the Orcas Island School Cafeteria. The book sale leaves few subjects unturned, and includes fiction, history, geography, mystery, cookbooks, and books for children and teens The Friends of the Orcas Island Public Library is a volunteer nonprofit charitable organization. All proceeds from the Book Sale are used to provide materials and programming for the Orcas Island Public Library.
 
INFORMATION: 360-305-6444
 
 
MEET UP @ ENZO'S CAFE ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN 3-DAY WALK
(Saturday, March 10, 11:00-2:00 pm @ Enzo's Cafe)
If you have ever thought about participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, or you have walked it before and want to do it again, or simply want to reminisce about past walks, come to Enzo's Cafe in Eastsound where veteran walker, Dottie C. will be there to answers questions and hear how participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day has inspired her to walk year after year. If you would rather crew than walk, there is a need for crew members as well. This will be a fun, inspiring, informative meet-up where we tell you more about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day and how we support you to meet your fundraising and training goals.

INFORMATION: facebook.com/events

 
WOMEN IN THE WOODS PRODUCTIONS SPECIAL EVENT
(Saturday, March 10, 5:00 - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Beach House)
Tickets are going fast for the Woman in the Woods "All that Jazz" fundraising event. You do not want to miss the sounds of Oliver Groenewald and his NewNet Band, along with Martin Lund and Moqui Lund. Dinner prepared by Christina Orchid and a live and silent auction. Nice wine, dinner and the great sounds from great musicians. Only $75.00. Come on in to The Office Cupboard and pick up your tickets, or you can still buy them at Stranger Tickets (click here) for this March 10th Gala at Rosario Beach House.
 
INFORMATION: call Michell at 360-376-2378 for tickets.
 

SALISH SEA FESTIVAL
(Sunday, March 11, 1:00 pm @ Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church) 
Anna Marsh ~ dulcian,  Courtney Kuroda ~  violin,  Stephen Criswell ~ viola,  Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance flute.  An in-depth exploration of the rarely-heard Italian four-part canzona, inspired by four-part French and Flemish chansons, which blossomed in print from 1582 to 1628 concurrently with increasing activity among violin makers and players in Milan, Brescia and Cremona, and with the emerging "baroque" style.  Suggested donation $15, $20 or $25 (18 and under free).
 
 
INFORMATION: salishseafestival.org/orcas 

 
BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL @ ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday - Sunday, March 15-18 & 22-25, 7:30 pm & Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm Center Stage)  
This is a story about Billy, a British motherless boy, who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. The story of his personal struggle and fulfillment are balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the 1984-85 UK miners' strike in County Durham, in N orth Eastern England.  Robert Hall directs an all-island cast with choreography by Anthony The Dancer and Tiffany Loney and Martin Lund as musical director.  Tickets: $19, students $15, $2 off for Orcas Center members; $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office.  Opening Night Preview Tickets: $15, $11 Student, $2 off for Orcas Center Members.
                                                                                                          
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1, orcascenter.org   
 
 
DINNER & SHOW EVENT WITH BILLY ELLIOT - THE MUSICAL
(Friday, March 16, Dinner at 5:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Join us at Orcas Center for a fabulous evening of theatre, arts, and dining. Prior to a sensational performance of Billy Elliot, Matia Dinner Series and Doe Bay Wine Company will offer a multi-course dinner menu highlighting local and seasonal product along with carefully curated wine selections in the Orcas Centers' Madrona Room. The four course pairing by Doe Bay Wine Company will be $35, available for purchase, at the event.  Dinner and a Show Ticket ONLY $75.
INFORMATION: 360-376-2281 x1 , orcascenter.org 

 
6TH ANNUAL SAN JUAN ISLANDS AGRICULTURAL SUMMIT
(Friday-Saturday, March 16-17 @ Lopez Island)
Registration is now open! Grow your inspiration at this gathering of over 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates for two days of events, education and camaraderie in our local food community.  Follow us on Facebook for sneak-peaks of sessions and events! 
 



INFORMATION: extension.wsu.edu/sanjuan/ag-summit-2018 or contact us at sji.agsummit@wsu.edu or call (360) 370-7667
 
 
A-OK GARAGE SALE
(Saturday, March 17, 10:00 am -2:00 pm @ Orcas School Cafeteria)
A-OK is having a Garage Sale in the School Cafeteria on March 17th. All the money raised goes to the art program in the elementary and middle schools.  You can drop items off at the school cafeteria after school is out on the 16th between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. We will accept clean sellable items but no clothing, appliances or furniture (small stools/chairs are okay).
 
INFORMATION: call Jane at 360-376-5025
 

SUCCESSFUL YEAR-ROUND VEGETABLE GARDENING
(Wednesday, March 21 at 10 am @ Orcas Center)
garden club The Orcas Garden Club will welcome Dr. Carol Miles, 'Vegetable Specialist' and Associate Professor at WSU. Dr. Miles will provide recommendations for how to successfully grow a diversity of vegetable crops year round in our northwest climate. She will also discuss simple techniques to establish productive soil and how to irrigate efficiently. The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes new members and encourages you to enjoy this month's presentation. Half-year memberships are now available so stop by our membership table and sign up! All attendees may enjoy treats during the social hour after the meeting. 
Visit the Garden Club Website & Facebook Page.


Shop the Rock


OLGA'S 
Olga's has reopened. Olga's is a unique boutique filled with clothing, fine jewelry and gifts. A real island treasure! We are stocked with new goods and looking forward to seeing your smiling faces soon! 

INFORMATION: 360-376-5863 


ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
We will drive out to your home and meet people there and show them around or let them in. Satellite installers. Phone guys. Roofers. A delivery truck for that big piece of furniture or a new dishwasher. All those times when someone needs to be at your property and you are off-island. Call us. We charge $30 to go to your house and facilitate that delivery or contractor. If you need us to stand by while work is being done, we charge $30 and hour, plus the $30 trip charge.

INFORMATION:  orcaspropertyconcierge.com  or call 360-376-4833


Health and Wellness


COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
(Sunday, March 11, 1:00 - 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, Eastsound

INFORMATION: orcasmandala.com


YIN YOGA, SATYA & THE 4 FOUNDATIONS OF MINDFULNESS
(Tuesday, March 13, 5:30 - 7:00 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio) 
In a Yin Yoga and SATYA (sensory awareness training for yoga attunement) practice, postures are done on the floor and affect deeper tissues in the physical body as well as revitalizing the energy body.The slower nature of the yin yoga and SATYA practice also helps to deepen our mindfulness practice by giving us the space and time to explore the more subtle aspects of our bodies, minds and hearts. Taught by Jennifer Raye,  Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist, and E-RYT 500 Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher.  $18 for single class or use your studio class pass. 138 North Beach Road, Eastsound

INFORMATION: orcasmandala.com


SPEND THE DAY AT DOE BAY!
(Monday-Thursday through the end of March)
Book a one hour massage treatment at a discounted price of $75  and enjoy the view of Otter Cove from the soaking tubs before/after your service with our compliments.  Come experience the island magic of Doe Bay Wellness & Spa.
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-2291


Announcements  


ISLA VIDA GROUP & KRUGER ESCAPES OFFE R SUP CLINICS
(Sign up now! Clinics start in March)
The Isla Vida Group is proud to present upcoming Advanced SUP Clinics hosted by  Kruger Escapes on Orcas Island. Karl Kruger of R2AK's Team Heart of Gold wants to spend the weekend enhancing your endurance paddling skills and techniques. Three clinics available (March 16-18; April 13-15; and May 4- 6.) Booking space is very LIMITED and HIGHLY coveted. Here's your special opportunity to train in the San Juans with Karl. Limited space available: 6 participants max per clinic.

After paddling in the Race To Alaska, everyone wants to know -  "HOW do you paddle 766 miles?" We are very excited to announce we will be hosting 3 Day Advanced SUP Clinics focused on endurance paddling! Join us for a three day weekend including:
*Cross Training for Stability and Balance
*Nutrition & Fueling
*Finding Flexibility in Your Stroke
*Paddling at Night

INFORMATION: Visit http://theislavidagroup.com/events/


ORCAS ISLAND ROTARY
 

(Friday, March 9, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ Fire Station)
Rotary Club
Orcas Island Rotary is a branch of the San Juan Island Rotary Club.
Visiting Rotarians are warmly invited to join us! 
Leadership in Interaction: Collaboration for Our Multi-Stakeholder Environments
 
 
INFORMATION: please contact Kathy Kantrud at  360-317-7539.

 
ORCAS ISLAND LIT FEST CALL FOR WORKS
(Date extended to March 9)
The Orcas Center is excited to host and partner with the first annual Orcas Island Lit Fest April 13-15. In collaboration with the festival, the Orcas Center's Visual Arts Committee will feature book-related art during the month of April. Two exhibits in the Center's lobby and Madrona Room will open with a reception on Friday, April 6, 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  The Lobby exhibit, curated by Jill McCabe Johnson, is entitled "THE ART OF THE BOOK:  Book Arts and Artists' Books." Book artists interested in having their works considered for the show can email images and descriptions by Friday, March 9. to   jill@jillmccabejohnson.com . We are especially interested in book arts and artist books that can be displayed on the lobby walls. Artists submitting work for consideration will be notified by Thursday, March 15.

INFORMATION: Information and tickets for the Orcas Island Lit Fest are available at oilf.org, or email info@oilf.org.


MASTER GARDENERS NATIVE PLANT SALE
(PRE-ORDER BY MARCH 12. Pick up orders at the Grange on Saturday, 
March 24th, 9:00 am - 12:00pm)
This year's selections include 18 species of evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and perennials like the ever-popular Red Flowering Currant and Blue Elderberry. This year's selections include several drought-resistant choices.  Plant descriptions and the online order form are on the Master Gardener website . Quantities are limited and they do sell out before the sale on March 24th. Order NOW!
 
 
INFORMATION: mgfsjc.org


TOWN HALL # 5 PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT
(Wednesday, March 14, 5:30-7:00 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station)
This will be a second opportunity for Orcas residents to meet many of the candidates running for Public Hospital District (PHD) Commissioner. At the last candidate meeting, three candidates could not attend. Also, Steve Hulley, one of the candidates for position #4, retracted his candidacy for personal reasons. (Though his name cannot be pulled from the ballot, stated he would not accept the position.) We invite the public to bring their questions.  It's abundantly clear that election of caring and competent candidates is essential to the success of a hospital district. Combined, they must bring a broad range of experience and skills to the table and be able to work collaboratively and diligently for the good of the community.
 
INFORMATION: check the Coalition's website: coalitionfororcashealthcare.com
 

ORCAS ISLAND BLOOD DRIVE
(Thursday, March 15, 11:00 - 5:00 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station) 
Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration and screening. To schedule an appointment, please visit bloodworksnw.org/drives, sponsor code 2650, or call 1-800-398-7888. Bring photo ID. Your single donation can help up to three patients! Sponsored by the Orcas Island Lions Club.
 
INFORMATION: 1-800-398-7 888
 
 
CANCER SURVIVORSHIP MEETING
(Thursday, March 15, 5:00 pm @ Orcas Island Community Church)
The  guest speaker, Dr. Vinent Shu, will present information related to the prevention and treatment of Prostate Cancer and its similarities to Breast Cancer . He will show how what you eat encourages or discourages the growth of cancer cells. The CSG is  a monthly, no cost, confidential support group for anyone touched by cancer whether personally, as  a family member, friend, caregiver or in any other capacity. If you, or anyone you know, is dealing with issues related to cancer, please come and join the conversation. Finding out how others manage the special problems that cancer brings might help you find ways to cope with the problems that come along for you.
 
INFORMATION: 760-613-3101


SALMONBERRY SCHOOL TO HOST DROP-IN DAY
(Friday, March 16, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm @ 867 North Beach Road)
Salmonberry   serves students ages 4 through 12 years old. It has been recognized internationally for its unique learner-centered approach, and yet, in many ways remains one of Orcas Island's "best kept secrets." Drop in with your child(ren) and meet the Salmonberry staff, experience integrated thematic instruction, project and place-based learning, small class sizes, ar ts- rich curriculum and  the  deeper learning that are hallmarks of the Salmonberry experience. Parents, students and community members are all welcome.  RSVP is requested.
 

 
CELEBRATE STATE PARKS' 105TH BIRTHDAY
(Visit State Parks for free on Monday, March 19)
Washington State Parks turns 105 years old on Monday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day.  The State Parks could designate up to 12 "free days" when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days apply only at state parks.  The remaining 2018 State Parks free days are:
  •  Saturday, April 14 - Springtime free day
  •  Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day
  •  Saturday, June 2 - National Trails Day
  •  Saturday, June 9 - National Get Outdoors Day
  •  Sunday, June 10 - Free Fishing Day
  •  Saturday, Aug. 25 - National Park Service Birthday
  •  Saturday, Sept. 22 - National Public Lands Day
  •  Sunday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
  •  Friday, Nov. 23 - Autumn free day
INFORMATION: visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov


LENT PRAYER AND SOUP SERVICES 
(Wednesdays now through March 21, 5:30 pm @ Orcas Island Churches)
Community members are invited to join the members of four Orcas Island churches on Wednesday evenings during the season of Lent to pray together, celebrate and share a soup dinner.  The first dinner will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on February 28, with a service led by the Lutheran church. On March 7, we'll meet at St. Francis Catholic Church; March 14 will be hosted by Orcas Island Community Church and March 21 will be hosted by the Episcopal church.  All are welcome to attend.

INFORMATION: 360-376-6422
 
 
TAX HELP TO BE OFFERED  AT ORCAS SENIOR CENTER 
(Wednesdays until April 11, 9:00 - 4:00 pm @ Orcas Senior Center) 
Jim Bi ddick(Lions Club) and John Carl(Kiwanis Club) will be available to assist with taxes. The tax service is for low to moderate income taxpayers($52,000). The program is not ass ociated 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. 
  
INFORMATION: 376-2488 for an appointment or via email at JimBiddick@aol.com


OUTER ISLAND EXCURSIONS
Outer Island Excursions is open for the season! Whale Watching Tours depart at 1:00 pm. Kayak Rentals are available each day. Kayak Tours are available starting March 15th in the afternoon. Private Charters are available every day. We are offering a 'Buy One Get One Half Off' coupon this Spring for both our Whale Watch and Kayak Tours. Fishing charters available.
 
INFORMATION:
Call (360) 376-3711 to book or visit our website at
www.outerislandx.com and use Promo Code BOGO to redeem the coupon.

 
 
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
(Check Restaurant Guide for current days and times)


INN AT SHIP BAY REOPENS
(Tuesday, March 13, 5:00 pm @ Inn at Ship Bay)
Time to open! The count down begins for Inn at Ship Bay's 2018 Season....
Hours: 5:00 pm Dining Room & Lounge both open 
Days: Tuesday through Saturdays Closed: Sundays & Mondays  We look forward to seeing you soon!

INFORMATION: 360-376-5886


FORGERON CELLARS WINE DINNER
(Friday, March 16, 6:00 - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Mansion Restaurant)
The Mansion Restaurant's Executive Chef Raymond Southern prepares a special five-course dinner paired with vintages crafted by winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla of Forgeron Cellars. $120 per person (+ tax / gratuity).  Spend the Night!  $99 standard room rate for wine dinner guests.
 
INFORMATION: Wine Dinner and Room Reservations: 360-376-2152


BROWN BEAR BAKING SPECIAL HOURS
We have special hours next week:
Sunday-Tuesday: 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: Closed
Friday-Monday: 8 am - 4 pm


EXPANDED HOURS FOR NEW LEAF CAFE
Breakfast
-- Thursday, Friday, & Monday 8am - 11:30am
-- Saturday & Sunday 8am - 12:30pm
Dinner:   
-- Thursday through Monday 5pm - 9pm
Happy Hour
-- Thursday through Monday 5pm - 6pm 


TRIVIA NIGHT WITH SUMERIAN BREWING CO.
(Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 - 9:00pm @ Rosario Mansion Restaurant)
Sumerian Brewing Co.  hosts this fun night of team trivia with local host Peter Vinson. Enjoy $5 Sumerian pints and test your knowledge to win prizes!
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-2152
 
 
ORCAS HOTEL SPECIAL OFFER-SIX FOR THREE!
(Thursdays in March @ Octavia's Bistro)
Six for Three night! All Thursdays in March! All parties of 6 will receive two meals for the price of one. Only restriction, you have to make a reservation!!   Continuing special: Wednesday night prime rib and nightly happy hour Monday to Saturday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm to include $3 house wine and $3 draft beers. Happy hour treats from $4 to $9. Hours: Octavia's Bistro, 4:00-8:30 pm (open daily) and Orcas Hotel Cafe, 6:00 am-5:30 pm (open daily).
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4300


THE SWEET GIFT OF ICE CREAM
(Friday throu gh Monday, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Clever Cow Creamery)
What could be nicer t han giving the awesome gift of ice cream for that very special person on a very special occasion? Or, maybe just because. No reason needed. We're here to serve! Either call or stop in during business hours and we'll make it happen. Oh, and feel free to get a sundae, soda or soup while you're here!



SPECIALS AT THE KITCHEN 
(Available Fri day & Saturday)

We are making one of our most popular specials this week: Vietnamese-style fried chicken wings! We use Draper Valley Farms free-range chicken, and serve up six sweet-spicy-salty wings with vegetables, rice and dipping sauce- $14.50.  
Pair it with our coconut-lime shrub-3.See you at the end of the week!
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-6958


ISLAND PIE TAKING A L ITTLE TIME OFF  
(Closed until March 22)
Island Pie in Deer Harbor is taking a little break from the action and wanted you to make plans accordingly. We  wil l see you back at the restaurant on March 23!

INFORMATION:   Call 360-376-2505

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OPEN MIC:


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.
 
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4848
 

Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Doe Bay Supports 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!
This week our host is Carolyn Cruso. The CafĂ© is open from 5:00 -10:00  pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm. 

INFORMATION: 360-376-8059

 
KARAOKE & LIVE MUSIC:


LIVE MUSIC FEATURING MARTINIS & MARTIN: ROSARIO RESORT 
(Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Resort) 
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 MUSIC AT DOE BAY
(Friday, March 9, 7:30 - 9:00 pm @ Doe Bay Cafe)
Seattle's The Local Strangers! No cover. Reservations recommended!  
(Saturday, March 17, 2:00-3:30 pm @ Doe Bay Yoga Studio)
Sound Bath with Carrie Bancroft. This is a free event but please feel free to make a donation to Carrie for her time and service. Space is limited so come early.
(Saturday, March 17th , 8:00 - 9:00 pm @ Doe Bay Yoga Studio)
Seattle's March to May & Strong Sun Moon! No cover. Reservations recommended!         
INFORMATION: 360-376-2291                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

KARAOKE
(Fridays at 9:30 pm; Lower Tavern) 
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!  

INFORMATION: 360-376-4848

 
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(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 WITH GENE NERY
(Saturdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Resort)  
Gene Nery is a guitarist/ vocalist from Vancouver, British Columbia. After performing extensively around the world on Princess Cruises, he is currently performing at Rosario Resort in the Moran Lounge every Saturday.  

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
 
 
 Art & Museum Shows
 

MARCH ART EXHIBIT AT ORCAS CENTER  
(Opening reception Friday, March 2, 5:30-7:00 pm with presentation by artist)
Arbor Intelligence, n ew works by Seattle Artist Cheryl A. Ritchey, Professor Emeritus, UW/School of Social Work, exhibits 18 abstract "tree spirit" paintings that explore the subtle power and mystery of trees, especially their secret lives or "souls." Additionally, 9 mixed-media "improvisation" drawings, started while blindfolded to reach a deeper level of "seeing," will be exhibited in the Madrona Room.  Exhibition runs March 2- April 3.  Orcas Center Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281
  

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 Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 - 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. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm.  The Crow Valley School is o pen by appointment during the quiet season.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4849 or visit orcasmuseums.org
 
 
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


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, March 14 (9:00 am).  Orcas Island Public Library Board  (Library Meeting Room) Call 360-376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, March 14 (4:00 pm).   Deer Harbor Hamlet 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. 
 
 
      
    Photo by Kate Long

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

Michele Wiley, Volunteer

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

  

Chamber Signature Box