Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of January 17, 2019
EVENTS
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY COMMUNITY CONCERT
(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...

NT LIVE: ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA
(Saturday, January 26; 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Read more...
AMERICAN LEGION 40TH ANNUAL SALMON DERBY
(Saturday January 26, and Sunday January 27)
Over $ 2,600 in Prize money! This is our Annual Membership Drive. All proceeds from the derby go towards supporting the Posts ongoing local and veteran’s projects. Call Dave Resch, 360-376-3618. Read more...

SALISH SEA EARLY MUSIC FESTVAL
(Sunday, January 27, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church)
Music from the time of Louis XIV with John Lenti and Jeffrey Cohen. For more information and a schedule of all 8 performances, see Salish Sea Festival.
THE MET LIVE: LA TRAVIATA
(Saturday, February 2, 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
The Metropolitan Opera: Captured Live in HD. Verdi and Piave fashioned an opera from a play set in contemporary times. Read more...
SEADOC PRESENTS OCEAN NIGHT: SALISH SEA IN
FOCUS (Wednesday, February 6, 7-8 pm @ Sea View Theater) A look at our beautiful ecosystem through the lens of the region's top photographers.  Read more...

VALENTINE'S DANCE AT ODD FELLOWS HALL
(Saturday, February 9, starting at 7:30 pm)
We will be dancing to the Big Band Sounds of Orcatrazz. Admission is by donation with the money being divided between the Music Advocacy Program and the Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund. Read more...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
MOVIE OF THE WEEK:  Mary Poppins Returns
(Friday-Saturday, January 18-19, 7:30 pm @ Seaview Theater)
Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins -- the beloved nanny from their childhood -- to take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure. I nformation: call 360-376-5724.

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  

“THE BETTER WAY TO SHOP FOR MEDICAL ALERT DEVICES,” BY MR. JOE THORON @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
( Tuesday, January 22, 10 am; Thursday, January 24, 3 pm)
Joe Thoron will guide you through his website designed to help you find the right Personal Emergency Response System . Call Orcas Senior Center to reserve a spot at 360-376-2677

EDC OFFERS FREE PLUMBING BASICS COURSE
(Apply by January 25. Classes run January 29-February 26)
The EDC will offer free training in plumbing basics. The hands-on curriculum has been designed for students and career changers. Space is limited and requires pre-registration as well as a filing fee of $10. Read more...
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CALLING ALL VENDORS for Fidelis' annual CUPID'S CLOSET FLEA MARKET (February 16; 10 am-2 pm @ West Sound Community Hall) Rent a table for $25; keep all $$ you take in. Contact Margot, mshaworcas@yahoo.com , or call 376-3441. Registration form here .

WeConcile® NEEDS MORE BETA COUPLES @ WWW.WECONCILE.COM
We are seeking twenty more Beta couples and are offering free lifetime use of WeConcile in exchange for your feedback (valued at $60/month). Read more...
RAINSHADOW RUNNING REQUEST
Does anyone have discounts/specials to offer to the runners during the 3 week race season? The dates are as follows: Jan 25-27; Feb 1-3 and Feb 7-10.
Contact Elizabeth Reese, elizabeth@rainshadowrunning.com, 319-931-4131

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.

DOE BAY FEST 12
(Doe Bay Fest starts August 7)
Doe Bay Fest 12 announces the release of general admission tickets!

LIBRARY ANNOUNCEMENT
Orcas Island Library District has entered into an agreement with the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (MRSC) for the creation of a small works roster and is currently seeking local vendors to add to the roster for 2019. Read more...

 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.
 

MONKEY PUZZLE SALE
Monkey Puzzle is offering 50-70% off, OR “Give me an offer”, on all clothing through March. Winter hours will be 11 am-4 pm Friday-Monday.

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
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...

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
SOLUTIONS FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE
Vincent Shu, MD will teach you what, why and how acupuncture can help you. Call 376-2564 for an initial free consultation. 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

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
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 FEDERAL 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