Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of January 10, 2018

CHAMBER BLAST NOW EASIER TO READ ON MOBILE DEVICES

Research shows that more people are using mobile devices to obtain information. To stay current, the Chamber will be slightly modifying the format of the Blast to be mobile-friendly. A great new feature, Read more… , will allow you to link directly to websites or a PDF for more information or purchase tickets to an event. There is no longer a limit for words or images. Please continue to submit information to blast@orcasislandchamber.com by 5 pm Wednesday for the Thursday publication.
EVENTS

DEER HARBOR COMMUNITY POTLUCK
(Friday, January 11 @ 6:30 pm at Deer Harbor Community Club)
Celebrating the Scottish poet Robert Burns and the life of our friend Dr. Jim Allan with music by Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz. Please bring a dish to share, your place setting, and beverage. Everyone welcome!  

THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE III
(Saturday, January 12, 2 pm @ Orcas Center)
National Theatre Live in HD. Tickets: $12, $10 students.$2 off for Orcas Center members, $5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office. Read more...
JP AND THE OK RHYTHM BOYS CELEBRATE AT RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, January 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Duke's and Random Howse will be moving on to new adventures, but not before one last night of fun and music. JP and the OK Rhythm Boys will be bringing their music to the event. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Reservations strongly suggested. Read more... 
"THE GUILT WE CARRY" BOOK CONVERSATION
(Tuesday, January 15; 6 pm @ Darvill's Book Store)
Local author  Samuel W. Gailey  is celebrating the release of The Guilt We Carry. The conversation will be moderated by author Ayn Gailey. Mention the word "Guilt" and receive $3 off a book. Refreshments will be served.

ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN CLUB PRESENTS "GROWING NATIVE"
(Wednesday, January 16; 10 am @ Orcas Center)
The OIGC welcomes Eliza Habegger, the director of the Salish Seeds Project for the San Juan County Land Bank. She will introduce a special cast of characters: our local wildflowers and grasses. orcasislandgardenclub.org

EDC INVITES "KNOWLEDGE WORKERS" TO MEET
(Wednesday, January 16 from 2 - 3 pm @ Orcas Library)
Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information.   Read more...

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY COMMUNITY CONCERT DAY
(Sunday, January 20, 3 - 5 pm @ Emmanuel Parish Hall)
Mike Hurwicz, Sharon Abreu, and other local performers will be hosting a concert celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and, this year, also the legacy of legendary folksinger Pete Seeger. Read more...
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: ORCAS CENTER
(Thursday-Saturday, January 24-26, 7:30 pm; Sunday, January 27, 2 pm; Thursday-Saturday, January 31-February 2, 7:30 pm)
This is an unforgettable adaptation to Tennessee William's famous and highly poetic play. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student: $17 Opening Night Special: $15. Read more...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ORCAS ISLAND IN THE NEWS!
The New York Times chooses Orcas Island as one of "52 Places to Go in 2019". Read more...
MOVIE OF THE WEEK:  The Favourite
(Friday-Saturday, January 11-12, 7:30 pm @ Seaview Theater)
In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country.   I nformation: call 360-376-5724.

OICF OFFERS FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP FOR NON-PROFITS
(January 17 from 1-5 pm @ Episcopal Parish Hall)
An interactive and informative workshop with Mazarine Treyz ($10 per person). Mazairne is author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, and CEO of Wild Woman Fundraising. 376-6423 Read more...

3RD ANNUAL WOMEN'S MARCH
( Saturday, January 1 9, 12 pm @ the Courthouse in Friday Harbor)
Rhea Miller, who served ten years as our County Commissioner and is Lopez's Community Land Trust Liaison, will be our guest speaker. Please invite your friends to join us. Orcas Women's Coalition  

EDC OFFERS FREE PLUMBING BASICS COURSE
(Apply by January 21. Classes run January 28-March 20)
The EDC will offer free training in plumbing basics. The course will be taught by Jeff Morris of Morris Plumbing and by Orcas Island High School Vocational and Woodworking instructor Brett McFarland. Read more...

IMAGINE CONVERGENCE-TICKETS ON SALE NOW 
(Conference is March 21-24 @ Rosario Resort)
The Imagine Convergence is gathering changemakers, intellectuals, innovators and cultural creatives to explore cross-disciplinary solutions to global complexities. Read more...
LitFest
ORCAS ISLAND LIT FEST TICKET HOLDER DISCOUNT PROGRAM
(Lit Fest will be held April 5-7 @ Eastsound)
At the point of sale, OILF ticket holders receive a list of special offers from participating local vendors. It's a great way to call attention to your offerings and drive business to your door. Email Theresa at theresa@oilf.org.

NEW SEAT SPONSORSHIP @ ORCAS CENTER 
Red theater seats are being replaced with NEW, navy blue ones to make more room for seats in the house. Interested in purchasing an old theater seat and/or sponsoring a new one? Email  melanie@orcascenter.org

 ORCAS FOOD CO-OP LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS
We are accepting new candidates for the Orcas Food Co-op Board until January 25. Please reach out to marketing@orcasfood.coop  if you would like to run for a spot!

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES?
See the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce website here .
SHOP THE ROCK
COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM BENEFITS FRIENDS OF MORAN January @ Orcas Food Co-op. Register Round up where shoppers have the opportunity to round up their purchases throughout the entire month. 3% Thursday, January 17, is added to donation.  Read more...                    
PAWKI'S PET STORE JANUARY SALE
15% off entire purchase one time in the month of January. Read more...

SIREN BOUTIQUE SALE
(Until January 31: 20-50% off!)
Join our efforts for the Food Bank by donating a few non-perishable food items here at the shop and get 10% off any none sales item. As always our e-mail list customers will receive an extra discount. For shop hours, call 360-376-3287
GIRL MEETS DIRT
A FREE Girl Meets Dirt Tote bag will be given to the first 2 customers each Saturday to stop in and make a purchase. We make custom gift baskets and boxes to order and can ship for you. Visit girlmeetsdirt.com or call 360-375-6269.
 
RAIN SHADOW CONSULTING SPECIAL 
Turn those awkward old stumps into woody mulch in no time! Our two month special rate is $95 / hr. for stump grinding and a flat set-up fee of $35! Offer good for through January 31. Restrictions: Orcas Island only. Visit rainshadowconsulting.com or call 360-376-5336.
 
ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
We specialize in property check for second home owners on Orcas Island. SPECIAL first time clients: Mention you saw this in the Chamber Blast and have your first home check for only $49. (Regular rate $69) Read more...
ARTISAN SALMON AT CROW VALLEY GALLERY TO SUPPORT ORCA 
Purchase one of a kind, locally-made artisan salmon by Esther Clark at Crow Valley Gallery to support our Orca Protection Fund.  Read more...
RESTAURANT NEWS

NEW WINTER HOURS FOR ROSARIO (Starting January 14)
The Mansion Restaurant: Breakfast 8 am-11 am (Thurs-Mon), Lunch 12 pm-3 pm (Fri-Sun), Dinner 5 pm-9 pm (Wed-Sun) The Moran lounge: 3 pm-9 pm (Wed-Sun).

ORCAS HOTEL RESTAURANT HOURS (360-376-4300)
Octavia's Bistro - Dinner: 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Open Daily)
Orcas Hotel Cafe - Breakfast & Lunch: 6:00 am - 5:30 pm (Open Daily)
ENTERTAINMENT

OPEN MIC, KARAOKE, LIVE MUSIC. Read more...

OPEN MIC RETURNS TO GRANGE ON THIRD TUESDAY
(Tuesday, January 15, 6:45 pm @ Orcas Grange)
Sign-ups open at 6:45 p.m, performances begin at 7 p.m. Donations to support the Grange Hall are appreciated. Information: gordo@rockisland.com

ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Saturdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Rosario Resort) No concert January 19 or February 2.
A presentation of music and history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe organ and original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Complimentary and open to the public. 360-376-2222
HEALTH AND WELLNESS

CAROTID COLOR DUPLEX SCAN FOR STROKE PREVENTION
Vincent Shu, MD, a non-invasive cardiologist, has been using Carotid Color Duplex Scan in his integrative medicine clinic for stroke prevention. To make an appointment, call 376-2564. Location: 97 Yellow Brick Road, Eastsound.
Read more... All services by Vincent Shu listed here .
HEALING ARTS CENTER
Optimize your health with Mara Williams, ANP. Improve detoxication, decrease abnormal inflammation, and strengthen the Immune System.  Over 30% off services through January. Call 707-721-2328 or the Healing Arts Center, 760-376-4002

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA SERIES AT ORCAS MANDALA
Join a 6-week Intro to Yoga class and feel great! Learn the fundamentals and get started on the path of yoga to enhance your health and well being. January 10-February 14. Read more...
  
DOE BAY SPA
Discounted Spa Memberships at huge savings and exclusive member benefits including 20% off all massage services and 50% off yoga classes!
Offer is valid through January 31. Call 360-376-2291 Read more...
ROSARIO SPA: MID-WEEK RETREAT SPECIAL FOR ORCAS ISLANDERS
Receive 10% off all Spa Services Monday-Thursday. Locals also enjoy 10% off Eminence products and a free gift with any $100 Eminence purchase. *Mention "Islander Special" to receive discount. Reservations: 360-376-2222 ext. 600 
 
WILD ROSE LTD, JANUARY SPECIAL
Fortuna Psychic Reading for the year ahead! 1 hour for $70. Contact Deborah Darner, LMP at 360-376-4188

A MASSAGE BY THE SEA: "GIVE THE GIFT OF TOUCH" 
Online gift certificates or at the studio (no expiration). Warm up winter with a warm stone aromatherapy massage. 344 Main Street, Suite 103. Offer good until January 15. Read more...
15% OFF YOGA & BODYWORK GIFT CERTIFICATES
Discount on ALL Gift Certificates at Orcas Mandala Yoga & Bodywork Studio. Purchase online at  orcasmandala.com  or call 360-298-0218. Gift Certificates have no expiration date. 138 North Beach Road.

20% OFF PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT
From now until February 19, new clients can take advantage of 20% off any single treatment at Electrolysis San Juan, LLC, located in the Athletic Center in Eastsound! Read more...
ART AND MUSEUMS

JANUARY ART EXHIBIT AT ORCAS CENTER
The Visual Arts Committee is exhibiting their own art in the lobby and Madrona room.  Read more..
WASHINGTON ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Carlin Hayworth
Carlin Hayworth is well known for her exquisite animal portraits, Carlin is featuring watercolors in this exhibit. Come by Monday-Friday, 9-5 pm to see these beautiful works.

FEBRUARY ART EXHIBIT AT ORCAS CENTER; "MAN-MADE"  
Intake for art work; Wednesday, January 30, 10 - 2 pm. Opening reception is Friday, February 2, from 5:30 -7 pm. All local, male artists are invited to submit their work.  Read more...

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.
PUBLIC MEETINGS ON ORCAS ISLAND
Mount Constitution Hike