Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
September 2, 2021
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WEEKLY EVENTS
September 2-September 9
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LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL RESOURCES
ISLAND HOSPITAL TO HOST COMMUNITY BRIEFING ON COVID-19
Island Hospital will host a virtual community briefing Thursday, September 9, 5:30 on the current state of COVID-19 in our region. Read more...

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Current newsletter with information to help small businesses. Read more...
NEW THIS EDITION AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
WILD ISLAND RESTAURANT: LOCAL VOCAL SERIES
Live music by a different performer each day, 12:30-2 pm on Thursday, September 2, with Clint McCune, Friday, September 3, with Madison West and Saturday, September 4, with Gene Nery. Free community event.
ORCAS ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Thursday - Sunday, September 2-5, 7 pm. The Orcas Island Jazz Festival (OIJF), Orcas Island's premier jazz event, lights up Orcas Center for three days every Labor Day weekend, with additional concerts scheduled throughout the year. Read more...

ORCAS ISLAND WINERY ART OPENING
Featuring the works of local artist, NINNI. Friday, September 3, 5:30-7:30 pm- art, wine, music, light bites The mixed media installation will exhibit over 45 works in ceramics, inks and textile exploration. The show "Lu-Lu" is a singular exploration in owls. Read more... (and see samples of art work).

SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY OPENS AT THE GRANGE
September 3-5 and September 9-12, 7:30 pm. The Actors Theater is reopening at the Grange with “Savannah Sipping Society” a laugh-out-loud comedy starring Dorrie Braun, Diane Craig, Suzanne Gropper and Melinda Milligan with cameo’s from DD Glaze and Annette Mazzarella. Read more...

CO-OP COURTYARD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: THE ORCA BAND
Saturday, September 4,12-2 pm, the Orca Band will join us in the Courtyard to play from The Great American Songbook, classic jazz, and country western.
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM'S WOWZA RAFFLE DRAWING
Saturday, September 4, 1-2 pm. Join Councilwoman, Cindy Wolf, on the Village Green as she draws the winning tickets for 3 amazing prizes! Entertainment by local musicians, Kellen and Pedro starting at 1 pm and the drawing will be at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased here and up to the time of the drawing.
CENTENNIAL MUSIC IN MORAN STATE PARK
Plan on being in Moran State Park Saturday, September 4, 5 pm. Free concert featuring JP and the OK Rhythm Boys. jpandtheokrhythmboys.com
BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE 1900'S
Join the Orcas Island Historical Society in celebrating Back to School at Crow Valley School Museum on Sunday, September 5, 11 am-3 pm. Refreshments will be served starting at 1 pm. Tours of the school and docents and children in pioneer attire will be featured. Located at 1668 Crow Valley Road. (Photo by Stephanie Colony) Read more...

LABOR DAY BBQ AT ORCAS HOTEL
There is an outdoor Labor Day BBQ at the hotel on Monday, September 6 from 4:30-6:30 pm. There will be a BBQ menu fresh off the Alder Wood Smoker and a free live concert by Gene Nery and Steve Alboucq. There is open seating on the front patio, covered deck and front lawn. Order BBQ or regular cafe menu at counter or in advance online. orcashotel.com

MIND-BODY WORKSHOPS WITH JOAN ROULAC
Orcas Senior Center: The T’ai Chi Chih series fee is $75 and will begin Tuesday, September 7 at 12:30 pm via Zoom. The "Fresh Start in 15" series fee is $40 and will begin Wednesday, September 8 at 9 am via Zoom (weekly thereafter). Read more...

CENTENNIAL WALKS AND TALKS IN MORAN STATE PARK
Programs throughout the summer that are fun and free! Friday, September 10, 6 pm Photos of Moran and Sunday, September 19, 10 am Nature Awareness. Please check the full schedule of events at friendsofmoran.orgRead more...(about events and presenters).
WOMAN IN THE WOODS PRODUCTIONS IS BACK!
Get your tickets today!  DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation will be live at Orcas Center 7 pm on Saturday, September 25 and 4 pm on September 26. On Stage with Spooky, will be local trio "Tre Voci," Pamela Wright, Scott Heisinger and Holly King, with guest violinist Rachel Bishop. Purchase your tickets at orcascenter.org today. You must be fully vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination and proof of id.

NEW FUTURE'S LOUNGE HELPS STUDENTS WITH EMPLOYMENT
The new Future's Lounge at the Orcas Island High School would like to promote part-time jobs to our students. If you're a local employer interested in posting a job suitable for after school and/or weekend hours then please contact: michele.keyes@gmail.com We also hope to promote internships and apprenticeships in trade areas. Read more...

ORCAS SENIOR CENTER INTRODUCES NEW LOGO
Old growth forests: Peaceful yet strong, calm yet constantly renewing. Though they may appear timeless, old growth forests age through constant regeneration and renewal. These are the characteristics we hope our new logo portrays: Strength, renewal, support, and connection. Read more...
AVID ACCOUNTING
September 15th is the tax deadline for multi-member LLC returns, S-corporations and C-corporations. October 15th is the deadline for individual returns and quarterly reports (DOR/ESD/LNI/PFML/941). To keep the community of Orcas Island safe, I work quickly and virtually so your taxes can be filed seamlessly from the comfort of your home. 360-317-3207

NEWS FROM ECO CLEANERS, INC
The Dry Cleaner is open again with regular business hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Turnaround time is 1-2 days. "Fire sale": Eco Cleaners laundry and dry cleaning is for sale for personal reasons. 65k OBO I will consider any offer. Please contact Daniela at 360-202-6226 or write an email to: ecocleanersinc@yahoo.com.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE 2021 VIRTUAL FAIR!
Please accept our sincere appreciation for all County residents who participated in and enjoyed the 2021 Virtual Fair. We are especially grateful to all our Superintendents and Volunteers who dedicated much time & energy in order to “Lettuce Entertain Ewe”. Your Community Spirit is invaluable.
FROM LAST EDITION AND BEYOND
EMERALD ISLE SAILING CHARTERS MEDITATION RETREAT
Only 2 spaces left! On a 5 day cruise this September 8-12, we’ll be relaxing into the stunning natural beauty of the San Juan islands aboard the elegant 54’ Nawalak, enjoying world-class gourmet meals prepared by our professional chef. The food is an experience in itself! Read more...

SWAP MEET AT THE AMERICAN LEGION PARKING LOT: RENT A TABLE
Saturday, September 18, 10-2 pm. Rent a 12x12 foot space for $25. This will include a 6 foot table. Lunch and a Bake Sale are also part of the event. To reserve your space contact. unit93auxiliary@gmail.com

ORCAS SENIOR CENTER MAMMOGRAM VAN
September 20, 21, 22. Assured Imaging’s mobile coaches provide the latest in cutting-edge, proven technology, offering both digital 3D and 2D mammogram screenings, and a friendly, professional, all-female clinical staff. To schedule appointment call 888-233-6121 or go to orcasseniors.org. Read more...

NEWS FROM WHITE HORSE PUB
Karaoke every Saturday night starting at 9 pm and Trivia Night at 8pm on Wednesday nights. Must be 21 and over. To participate please have your ID and a picture of you vaccination card.  360-376-7827

BMX IS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT
6:30 to 8 pm. READ THIS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!! New regulations! Download waiver form on our website or facebook page: Wildlife Cycles.

ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS MARKET SATURDAYS
Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm. Local produce, plant starts, artisan crafts, flowers, and many more goodies. orcasislandfarmersmarket.org
ART AND MUSEUMS
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM'S NEW EXHIBIT
The new exhibit “Mapping Orcas: The Way Home” features an extraordinary collection of maps, most of which were assembled, restored, and reproduced by photographer Peter C. Fisher of Orcas Island. Also featured in the museum are exquisite, hand drawn, original maps by the late Jean Putnam. Read more...
CALL FOR ARTISTS: ORCAS PUBLIC LIBRARY EXHIBIT SCHEDULE
Want to Exhibit Your Art? Now’s your chance. The Art Committee at the Orcas Island Public Library is now seeking applications for the 2022 exhibit schedule. All types of art — painting, sculpture, photography, mixed-media — are acceptable. Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Pioneer Museum is open 11 am-3 pm, Tuesday-Saturday. 360-376-4849 orcasmuseums.org.

CROW VALLEY SCHOOL MUSEUM
Open for tours Friday and Saturday from 11-3 pm or by appointment.
1701-1703 Crow Valley Rd. 360-376-4849
MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS & MUSIC CONCERTS
Live Music Room Concert/Rosario History Presentations Tuesdays - Saturdays, 4 pm. The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8 am - 9 pm daily on the second floor. Rosario Resort: 360-376-2152
SHOP THE ROCK
PAWKI'S LABOR DAY SALE
Friday-Monday, September 3-6, ALL Dog & Cat Collars, Leads, and Harnesses 10% OFF (clearance items excluded). Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am – 05:30 pm.

LOCAL LUMBER & SLAB SALE @ ORCAS BIOMASS
Saturday, September 4, 10-3 pm at Orcas Biomass/Rain Shadow Consulting, 3456 Orcas Rd. (next to the Exchange).Come see what Orcas Biomass has to offer! We'll have fir, cedar, maple, cherry, alder, and madrone boards of all sizes and grades, along with low price off-cut utility grade boards and sawmill overs. We’ll also have free coffee! Please wear a mask. 
JOB POSTINGS - CHAMBER BUSINESSES NEED 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 .
ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL IS SEEKING A FULL-TIME PRODUCTION MANAGER/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
This position manages the production of a nationally-acclaimed classical music festival, manages and coordinates Festival volunteers and the Music Education program, assists with concerts and general office support. Salary DOE. Contact anita@oicmf.org or call 360-376-6636 for full job description.

From last week...

FOUR POSITIONS OPEN AT ISLAND MARKET
1.Health and Beauty Aide/General Merchandise 2. Front End Team Leader or Assistant Manager 3.Head of Maintenance position 4. Store Administrator position. Apply in-store or online at orcasislandmarket.com/careers/

FUNHOUSE IS HIRING PART-TIME STAFF POSITIONS
We are seeking program staff to help with our after-school programs this fall. Email liz@thefunhouse.org

ORCAS ISLAND LIBRARY-2 PART-TIME POSITIONS
Two Library Associate positions. Visit website at orcaslibrary.org; or contact Phil Heikkinen, 360-376-4985, or email pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org.
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