Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of February 7, 2019
CHAMBER VISITOR GUIDE SIGN-UP
It's time to submit your information for the 2019-2020 Visitor Guide & Business Directory!
Receive a $15 discount on your first listing if you submit and pay by Friday , February 15 ! All entries must be received by Friday, March 1 to be in the guide! There are many payment options. Submit online form or print paper version here. Please call Alysha at 360-298-8427 or email guide@orcasislandchamber.com with any questions.
CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBER!

ORCAS ISLAND FREIGHT LINES
Owners: Madeline Sheplor, Charlie Jabbora, Bob and Gail Toombs.
Phone: 360-376-2303.

Our team brings a wide variety of items from the mainland back to Orcas, Lopez and Shaw. Read more...
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE TO THE BLAST
Thank you for following our new guidelines here for our mobile-friendly Blast!
REMEMBER YOUR VALENTINES!
PELINDABA VALENTINE GIFTS AND MORE
Let's celebrate all those we care about this month. Stop by to find the perfect, locally handcrafted gift for all of your loved ones! Open Wednesday- Sunday 10-5 pm. Open Presidents Day, Monday, February 18. Read more...


DOE BAY WINE CO VALENTINES SPECIALS
February 8- 10 is a Valentine's Day Retail Sale with a 15% discount off all bottles of The Orcas Project wine. February 14-17 is a special weekend romance package that includes two flights of The Orcas Project wine paired with a cheese board and chocolates from Kathryn Taylor for only $35, an unforgettable Valentine's Day experience. 

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...

GRANTHAM PHOTOGRAPHY FOR VALENTINES DAY
Join us at Madrona Point Insurance on February 9, 12-2 pm for an Open House where you can purchase cards for Valentines Day! Please note our Eastsound office has moved to 294 A St.

VALENTINE'S DINNER AT CATKIN CAFE
(Thursday, February 14, seatings at 5 pm and 7:30 pm)
Make your reservation early! Call or email us to reserve your spot today. (360)376-3242 or catkincafe@gmail.com . Menu found on Read more...

APHRODISIAC VALENTINES DINNER at The Barnacle
(Thursday, February 14, Seatings 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm)
Aphrodisiac themed dinner. $65 with optional cocktail pairing for an additional $35 Two seatings available 5:30 or 7:30 pm Chef Wright presiding. Call, message, or email for reservations  tara@thebarnacle.com, call 360-622-2675.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ
(Thursday February 14, 6 pm)
Come celebrate food, wine, and each other at the Doe Bay Café for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner: 5 course pre fixe menu with optional wine pairing. You can make reservations on our website or opentable.com.

SWAY WILD: DAVE MCGRAW & MANDY FER
(Thursday, February 14, 7:30 pm - 9 pm @ Orcas Center)
Winning over audiences anywhere from Alaska to Amsterdam, McGraw and Fer perform a heartfelt and dynamic blend of innovative folk, rock, pop and funk.  Read more...
A MASSAGE BY THE SEA FEBRUARY VALENTINES SPECIAL GIFT CERTIFICATES
Receive a Theo chocolate bar and a therapeutic warm stone massage with organic aromatherapy oils...$20 off couples massages. $25 off solo massages.
Email or call: Orcasmassage.com, 360-376-8006
EVENTS
DEER HARBOR COMMUNITY POTLUCK
(Friday, February 8, 6:30 pm @ Deer Harbor Community Club)
Come and join us for our monthly community potluck! Please bring a dish to share, your place setting, and beverage. Everyone welcome!

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Bumblebee
(Friday-Saturday, February 8-9, 7:30 pm @ Seaview Theater)
On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Science fiction/Action. Information: call 360-376-5724.
MARIACHI HUENACHI LIVE
(Saturday, February 9, 6:30 pm - 8 pm @ Orcas Center)
The Mariachi Program has been nationally recognized as being the fastest growing mariachi music program outside of Mexico. Read more...

HISTORY MATINEE: THE STORY BEHIND MIST-CHI-MAS
(Sunday, February 10, 3 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station)
Author and historian, Janet Oakley will read from her novel and talk about the English Camp on San Juan and of the Kanakas or Hawaiians who lived on the island. Orcas Island Historical Museums. Read more...
CREATING A COOPERATIVE ECONOMY - RESCHEDULED FROM 2/10
(RESCHEDULED for March 10 at the Annual Meeting)
Learner Limbach, Orcas Food Co-op GM, will share what he learned during his recent visit to Denmark and Spain, including an exploration of one of most successful examples of cooperative economy in the world. Read more...

TRIPLE AMERICANA: A COFFEEHOUSE INSPIRED CONCERT
(Friday, February 15, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Carolyn Cruso plays both traditional Celtic tunes and her own world inspired contemporary compositions. Read more...

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
(Saturday, February 16, 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
The Metropolitan Opera: Captured Live in HD. Read more...

ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN CLUB WELCOMES CARSON SPRENGER
( Wednesday, February 20, 10 am @ Orcas Center)
Sprenger, forester and restoration ecologist, will speak about the history and development of our local fire-adapted forests as well as the rich 300-year history of wildfire in San Juan County. orcasislandgardenclub.org. Read more...

OPENING YOUR CREATIVITY
(Saturday, February 23, 10 am-1 pm @ Orcas Library)
Presented by Creative Minds Art Gallery: Opening Your Creativity with Michelyn Gjurasic Artist and EFT Practioner is a 3 hour workshop that helps you overcome creative blocks. Requires registration and fee. Read more...

KING LEAR
(Saturday, February 23; 1 pm Orcas Center)
National Theatre Live: Captured Live in HD. Broadcast from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear.

WEHAVE 1 FOUNDATION PRESENTS: RELEASE! ORCAS ISLAND
(Saturday, February 23, and every second and fourth Saturday of each month @ Orcas Island Grange)
A Musical Journey into Sound. 7-9 pm Community Sound Healing Circle and Intentional Dance Celebration. 818-406-0177. Read more...
LUZ, AN EVENING OF FLAMENCO
(Thursday, February 28, 7:30 pm @ West Sound Community Hall)
Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists Pedro Cortes and Jose Moreno. Tickets:

VEGAN COOKING CLASS
(Saturday, March 2, 11 am-2 pm @ Pebble Cove Farm)
The Magic of Winter Squash: oil-free, vegan cooking from Trimazing Vegan Lifestyle Coaching. Register here. For complete details: Read more...
ANNOUNCEMENTS

ORCAS IN THE NEWS!
PNW Weddings: Orcas Island Enchants - listing of wedding destination services on Orcas.
USA Today 10 Best: Why the Islands of the PNW are Fantastic in the Off-Season - Doe Bay Resort, Barnacle & Island Hoppin' Brewery.

“LOVE IS MORE THAN A MEMORY” by MS. AMY STROUD OF BIRCHVIEW MEMORY CARE @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
(Monday, February 11, 1:30-3:30pm, Lundeen Room)
The presentation will focus on ways for caregivers and companions to manage changes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease in the home. Admission is FREE. Please call the Orcas Senior Center at 360-376-2677 to reserve a seat.

OPEN HOUSE TO REVIEW DESIGNS FOR COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND
(Monday, February 11, 2:30-4 pm or 6-7:30 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station)
Bring your kids and join us at one of two open houses. Ben Johnson of GreenWorks will present draft designs for a Playground-on-the Green. Read more... 
BLACK HISTORY MONTH @ THE LIBRARY
The Library will celebrate Black History Month during February with several FREE events and activities. orcaslibrary.org. Read more...
BE READY ORCAS-DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COMMUNITY MEETING (Wednesday, February 13, 5:30-6:30 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station)
Fire Chief, Scott Williams of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue will be presenting on the department's current capabilities, limitations, and planned strategies for emergency preparedness and community support. Read more...

TAX SERVICE FOR LOW TO MODERATE INCOME TAXPAYERS
(Wednesdays, February 13 - April 10, Appointments 9 am - 4 pm)
Free - but a donation of $5.00 is appreciated to cover program costs.
To schedule an appointment call 376-2488 or email jimbiddick@aol.com

ARTS GATHERING COURTESY OF THE SAN JUAN COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
(Tuesday, February 26, 11:30-3:30 pm @ Brickworks, Friday Harbor)
Be informed about what programs are available to you.There are many opportunities for support and training and funding. All islands encouraged to attend. Read more...

EDC OFFERS FREE HVAC BASICS TRAINING
(Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 27)
The five-week course will run from 4:00-6:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 5- April 4 at Friday Harbor High School. See flyer here. 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...
AMERICAN PICKERS RETURN TO ORCAS ISLAND
Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques, contact AmericanPickers@cineflix.com. Read more...

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES?
See the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce website here .
SHOP THE ROCK
COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM BENEFITS THE SUSTAINABLE FARM FUND @ Orcas Food Co-op . The FARM Fund is a grant program started by the Orcas Food Co-op as a vehicle for increasing local food production and developing sustainable agriculture  Read more...          
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.

OMARI BEAUTY BAR: MILK AND HONEY FACIAL
Offered now until February 25. Rescue skin from the drying effects of winter with the Milk and Honey Facial. Firming and brightening eye treatment and a relaxing paraffin wrap for the hands, will also be included. 360-378-7638. Read more...      
MASTER GARDENERS NATIVE PLANT SALE
Interested in native plants for your landscape? Order your bare root plants now, as plants often sell out. Place your order by March 1. Read more...

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...
RESTAURANT NEWS
BE SURE TO CHECK DINING GUIDE FOR SEASONAL CLOSINGS

THE KITCHEN AMAZING SPAGHETTI DINNER OFFER!
(Thursday-Saturday, February 7-9, 11-4 pm)
Due to the weather, we had a catering cancellation. We have copious amounts of spaghetti. We are offering all you can eat spaghetti comes with winter slaw, bread & butter chocolate cake for dessert. Choice of meat or vegetarian sauce.
Call for take out at 360-376-6958.

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) 
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
GOLDEN LOTUS MEDITATION GROUP
(Sundays starting February 10, 4 pm @ Orcas Athletics)
Open your heart and relax your mind with a simple meditation that can be done in just minutes. Join us for an afternoon of relaxation! Read more...

“LIVING WITH LOSS” GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
(Wednesdays, February 13-March 20, 3:45-5:15pm)
Offer educational materials, guided meditations, grief exercises, and opportunities to share in a supportive environment. Contact River Malcolm at 360-298-1415, or rvrmalcolm@gmail.comRead more...

HEALING ARTS CENTER SPECIAL OFFER
During February, Mara Williams, ANP, is offering $40.00 off an hour. Do you have Intestinal issues, a need to detox, feel inflamed or more tired than usual? Call the Healing Arts Center at 360-376-4002 for an appointment.
WILD ROSE LTD FEBRUARY SPECIAL
Reflexology for hands and feet. $70/ hour with Wild Rose LTD Aromatherapy. Call Deborah Darnier at 360-376-4188.
NEW!! RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS
(Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio) 
We will explore well-supported poses to restore your natural rhythm. Accessible for all levels, ages and body types.

INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE 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.

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
WATERFRONT GALLERY: BRIGHTEN YOUR WINTER VIEW!
Framing-abstracts, and pet portraits in Oil, by Annie Forsythe; Pastels, Printmaking, and Acrylics, by Susan Slapin; Watercolors by Caroline Buchanan.Waterfront Gallery is located on 434 Prune Alley. 360-376-5949

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"  
Exhibit of all local, male artists.  Read more...

ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Visit Patos Island Exhibit before it ends March 30. Open Wed-Sat, 12-3 pm by donation. Members free. orcasmuseums.org

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