Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
September 9, 2021
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WEEKLY EVENTS
September 9-September 16
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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...

SHIBA VOLUNTEERS EXPLAIN MEDICARE
There is an online presentation on TuesdaySeptember 14 at 1 pm. Learn how Medicare works, what your coverage options are and when you must act to avoid penalties. To register, email orcasshiba@yahoo.com or call 360-376-5892. We will need your first and last name and your email address to register you. This is a free presentation made by trained volunteers from the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program.

FRIENDS OF THE SAN JUANS WANTS YOUR COMMENTS
On the morning of Tuesday, September 14, the County Council will hold a hearing on the 2021 docket. This year's docket includes proposals for new tree-protection standards, storm water-management standards, and doing an important "build-out analysis" for our County. Read more...

FEMA: INFORMATION ON PREPAREDNESS KITS
National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Build a Kit. Read more...

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH CASES
The delta variant is currently spreading through the US at an incredible rate. While it’s most contagious (and dangerous) among unvaccinated people, there are still a few fully vaccinated people testing positive for COVID-19. Read more...
NEW THIS EDITION AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
WILD ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEKEND
Wild Island features Oliver Groenewald with Kareem Kandi, Michael Glynn and Julian McDonough on Thursday-Friday, September 9-10 at 5-6:30 pm and Saturday, September 11 at 12:30-2:00 pm. Read more...

ORCAS ISLAND LIBRARY PRESENTS AUTHOR EVENT
Orcas Island Library presents Karl Marlantes on the Library’s South Lawn and by Zoom meeting on September 9 at 6 pm. To attend in-person, RSVP to cdapogny@orcaslibrary.org. Register at this Zoom meeting link to attend by Zoom. Read more...
SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY AT THE GRANGE
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...
ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN CLUB PRESENTATION
The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Karen Chapman on a virtual (Zoom) presentation called Touchstones: a Journey of Healing and Discovery on Wednesday, September 15, 10:30 am. Read more...
ORCAS SENIOR CENTER: MEETING OF THE MINDS
Wednesday, September 15, 1 pm by Zoom. Join Orcas Senior Center and Mike O’Connell, Facilities Manager of Glenwood Springs Field Station on Orcas, to learn about the Long Live the Kings project. To attend, go to the Events Calendar on Orcas Senior Center’s website at orcasseniors.org. Read more...
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OCTOBER SPOOKTACULAR MINI-GOLF
It’s time to get spooky at the mini-golf! We are partnering up with the Orcas Island Booster Club to bring some extra fun to the island. We are looking for families, businesses, or organizations to sponsor and decorate a hole on the mini-golf course. Please fill out and submit the form to apply for a hole. Submissions will be reviewed and contacted by September 16. Read more...

ORCAS CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, September 18, 1-4 pm. Over the past year and a half, as Orcas Center has been closed, we have been busy at work renovating our spaces, doing some serious deep cleaning, and refreshing our entire facility. The Center is looking fantastic and we can’t wait to welcome visitors during our Open House.

CENTENNIAL WALKS AND TALKS IN MORAN STATE PARK
Programs throughout the summer that are fun and free! Sunday, September 19, 10 am Nature Awareness. Please check the full schedule of events at friendsofmoran.orgRead more...(about events and presenters).

FUN OPPORTUNITIES THAT SUPPORT ORCAS ISLAND BOOSTER CLUB
Thanks to all who have renewed your OI Booster Memberships; we are hopeful for a good year for our student-athletes. Here are two more ways to support Orcas Vikings: Volunteer for the Orcas Odyssey SwimRun race on September 26 (be sure to tell them you are a Booster Club member!) and/or help decorate the Orcas Mini Golf for Halloween during the month of October - both opportunities will support OI Boosters. Go Vikings!
BUY PASSES NOW FOR ORCAS ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
October 7-11, in person, at Sea View Theater. We will screen 15 incredible films over the course of five days in one venue, the Sea View Theatre. Passholders will be able to choose and reserve specific seats online in advance. Read more...
CLEVER COW CREAMERY
Clever Cow has new fall hours, and will now be scooping Thursday - Monday, 12 pm-8 pm, closed Tuesday/Wednesday. 
FROM LAST EDITION AND BEYOND
SWAP MEET AT THE AMERICAN LEGION PARKING LOT
American Legion Auxiliary Fundraiser 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.793 Crescent Beach Drive.

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...

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.

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 your 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
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. Visit the new exhibit “Mapping Orcas: The Way Home” which features an extraordinary collection of historical maps. Read more...

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
FRANK LOUDIN ART SALE
This sale is available exclusively to Orcas Center patrons and local residents, and will continue for the next few weeks. Following the sale, there will be an online auction of any remaining works available to art lovers nationwide.
View his incredible work here, and purchase your favorites either in-person, by emailing info@orcascenter.org, or calling 360-376-2281 ext. 1.
FUN ITEM AT MONKEY PUZZLE!
Monkey Puzzle is open 7 days of the week through September from 11am-4pm. A Whale butter dish is a gift for all seasons! Other unique items available for gifts or for personal use.
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 VILLAGE STORE
Now hiring for checking and deli position. Various shifts available. Full or part-time. Benefits include: health insurance (dental, vision, pharmaceutical, general), IRA account, personal time off. So much more than just a grocery store. Join our crew of friendly, dynamic, & enterprising personnel. Inquire with Ron & Mary at 360-376-8860 or info@orcasvillagestore.com

From last week...

ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL IS SEEKING A FULL-TIME PRODUCTION MANAGER/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Contact anita@oicmf.org or call 360-376-6636 for full job description.
Get the Moran State Park trail guide on your phone!
Point your phone camera on the QR code.
New Moran State Park Maps now available at the Chamber of Commerce.