Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of April 11, 2019
ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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Facilities Manager: Mike O'Connell Website: lltk.org
Long Live the Kings rears and releases Chinook salmon at our Glenwood Springs hatchery facility on Orcas Island. Read more...
EVENTS
DEER HARBOR COMMUNITY POTLUCK
(Friday, April 12, 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!

MILES MCCOY TALK: 80 YEARS WITH WOODEN BOATS
(Friday, April 12, 7 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Miles McCoy is an excellent storyteller. This is the Spring presentation of
the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juans. Read more...

MOVIE OF THE WEEK:  Us
(Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, 7:30 pm @ Seaview Theater)
R 2019 ‧ Mystery/Thriller ‧ 2h 1m. Information: call  360-376-5724.

DANCE CONCERT "PHYSICAL CALLIGRAPHY"
(Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Featuring the Island Inspiration All-Stars with Sanjaya and Jeffrey Steele as special guests. Choreography by Anthony the Dancer. Tickets at orcas.dance or orcascenter.org. Read more...
MORAN STATE PARK ANNUAL SPRING CLEANUP
(Saturday, April 13, 9-5 pm)
Meet at Cascade Lake day use shelter. For more details visit our website at friendsofmoran.org.

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
(Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: Captured Live in HD. On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. 360-376-2281. Read more...

OLGA POTLUCK @ OLGA COMMUNITY HALL
(Saturday, April 13, 5:30 pm Social Hour, 6 pm dinner)
Please join us for our monthly potluck at the historic Olga Community Hall on Third Street in beautiful downtown Olga! Bring your table service and a dish to share for an enjoyable evening. We meet every second Saturday evening from October through May. Everyone is welcome! olgacommunitycenter@gmail.com

SQUARE DANCE @ ODD FELLOWS HALL
(Saturday, April 13, Doors open 6:30 pm, Dance at 7– 9 pm)
Come join the Barn Owls and caller Amy Hofer in helping us revitalize this fun Orcas tradition. $10 sliding scale. No one turned away!  Read more...

TIME FOR THREE MUSICIANS WORKSHOP
(Tuesday, April 16, 7 pm)
For location and to sign up, please contact OICMF at info@oicmf.org or 360-376-6636 . Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival hosts rollicking trio Time for Three in a two-day Musicians-in-Residence experience on Orcas Island.  Read more...

CONTAINER CRAZY AND PLANTS FOR SMALL GARDENS
(Wednesday, April 17, 10 am @ Orcas Center)
The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Dan Heims, President of Terra Nova Nurseries, freelance writer, and worldwide speaker talking about design containers and small garden spaces. orcasislandgardenclub.org Read more...

TIME FOR THREE IN CONCERT
(Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival presents high-energy performances by Time for Three, double bassist Ranaan Meyer and violinists Nick Kendall and Charles Yang. Tickets available here or call 360-376-2281. Read more...

SCOTT COSSU WITH HOLLY REEVES
(Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Scott Cossu  is an internationally known, composer, pianist and recording artist. Cellist, Holly Reeves will be joining Scott as a special guest for this special Orcas Center performance. Read more..

ANNUAL COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
(Saturday, April 20, 10 am sharp @ Cascade Lake, Moran State Park)
The Easter Egg Hunt is presented by the Orcas Island Lions Club and Washington Federal. There will be free parking all day. Come join the fun and meet the Easter Bunny! There will be three egg hunting areas for kids small, medium, and large, and lots of candy to be found! Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL’S MINI FEST
(Friday-Sunday, April 26-27-28 @ Sea View Theater)
It’s Time for a Weekend of Exciting New Films! Seven brand new films from six countries. OIFF film curator Carl Spence traveled the world to get us a powerful line-up of films that our film buffs have come to expect from him.
Tickets and information at orcasfilmfest.com.

SALISH SEA EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
(Saturday, April 27, 7 pm @ Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church)
This is a performance of rarely-heard chamber music from the 18th century for flute, recorder and oboe with cello and harpsichord. Suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering),18 & under free. Read more...

ORCAS MONTESSORI CARNIVALE & AUCTION TICKETS ON SALE NOW
(Saturday, May 4, 5:30-8:30 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Join us for a fun Brazilian-themed Carnivale with live music and food and drink by local favorites to celebrate the 31st year of Orcas Montessori School. Bring your dancing shoes and dress in costume for a festive party! $50/ticket,
$40/ticket  before April 12. Read more…
ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE SHAREHOLDER REVOLUTION: GREEN INVESTMENT LECTURE
(Thursday, April 11, 6:30 - 8 pm @ Emmanuel Episcopal Parish)
Friends of the San Juans is excited to partner with Orcas Island resident Toby Cooper to bring information to the community about green investing - a movement that benefits humanity and the planet.  sanjuans.orgRead more...

SPEAKER AT ROTARY CLUB
(Friday, April 12, 5-6 pm @ Orcas Fire Station)
Dixie Adair Budke, PhD, to speak on "The Gleaner's Dilemma," a community project. Orcas Rotary invites our community to learn about a new project on Lopez Island that may be of interest here: gleaning unharvested fruit by volunteers. Please join us to learn the potential for filling gaps in our food system!

( Saturday, April 13, 8 am - 4:30 pm @ Rosario Beach Marine Station)  
The SeaDoc Society presents a free, one-day workshop for tooling up to teach Next Generation Science Standards-linked Salish Sea Curriculum. Earn 8 Washington State-approved TPEP and STEM Clock Hours . 360-376-3910

ORCAS MONTESSORI SCHOOL SPRING OPEN HOUSE
(Saturday April 13, 10 am - 12:30 pm @ 1147 North Beach Road)
Come meet our staff, visit our classroom, tour our outdoor garden and play space, and learn more about our program and how it might be a good learning environment for your child! 360-376-5350

LAST CALL FOR MAYORAL CANDIDATES
Orcas Island Children’s House is gearing up for its annual Mayor’s Race fundraiser. Do you think your pet has what it takes to be Mayor of Eastsound? Dogs, cats, goats, alpacas, guinea pigs, and even parakeets welcome! Please email Ady@oich.org or call 360-376-4744. Candidates will be chosen by April 19. The race kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Eastsound’s Pet Parade.

FARM TO CLASSROOM GREENHOUSE PROJECT
We've met our goal and are now launching the gofundme for the remaining half of the greenhouse kit! We are grateful for everyone's help! Read more...

ZUMBA GOLD® with Vibha
(Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm @ Orcas Senior Center)
This is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class tailored to older adults. A variety of rhythms are featured. You can get fit while you sit in a chair. The first class will begin Tuesday, April 2. First class FREE; members $5.00; nonmembers $6.00.

TAI CHI CHUAN
(Mondays, April 29-July 29, 5 - 6 pm @ Orcas Senior Center)
Classes taught by Robin Kucklick. Tai Chi Chuan is a movement meditation with gentle, slow, flowing choreographed movement patterns that provide many proven health benefits. An introductory talk and demonstration will be given on April 29 at 5 pm to help answer questions for those interested in participating.
2019 ORCAS GOLF MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
(May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020) . New members who pay before May 1st play free from the day they sign up. Become a member and play all you want for
less than the price of just two rounds a month! Read more.

EDC ECONOMIC FORECAST LUNCHEON
(Wednesday, May 8, 11:30-1:30 pm @ Brickworks, Friday Harbor)
Join the conversation on San Juan County – Cross-Borders, Cross-Industries which will examine international trade, innovation, and security as they relate to the San Juan County economy.  Catered lunch by San Juan Bistro will be served. Read more...
EDC AND SVC OFFER TRAINING IN CONSTRUCTION WELDING
Construction Welding will run on Saturdays for six weeks from May 11 to June 15 . No cost for the training, however pre-registration and a $10 filing fee are required. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 24 .   Read more...
SAN JUAN ISLANDS LICENSE PLATES APPROVED!
(Apply for them later this year)
The special license plate legislation has passed both chambers of the Legislature by overwhelming margins! Read about the program at www.Madrona.org. For more information: Call Tanja Williamson, San Juan County Land Bank, at 360-378-4402.
ORCAS WHISKEY JUDGED BEST AMERICAN SINGLE MALT
Orcas Island Distillery’s West Island Whiskey was judged American Single Malt Whiskey Best in Category at the 15th Annual Judging of Craft Spirits. 
Read more...     

SENIOR CENTER NUTRITION PROGRAM GETS GRANT
The Senior Services Council of San Juan County has acquired a $25,000 award from the Norcliffe Foundation. Funds will be shared among senior centers on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands to fund kitchen equipment for their Senior Nutrition Program.  Read more...
SEVERAL JOB OPENINGS ON CHAMBER WEBSITE
Newest job listings are Girl Meets Dirt, Orcas Animal Shelter Director, Pelindaba, Islander's Bank, Orcas Food Co-op, Farmer's Market Manager. See details and other employment opportunities here .
SHOP THE ROCK
BODY BOAT BLADE
(Great deals happening now!)
Check out the kayaks on our web store  bodyboatblade.com  or stop in at our Eastsound shop. Hours are Friday & Saturdays 11-5 pm or by appointment 360-376-5388 or by email info@bodyboatblade.com Read more...

PACKAGE HANDLING
We help second home owners with packages they are receiving. We can also send packages to friends and family living elsewhere. Trustworthy, timely, confidential service. orcasislandconcierge.com. Sonia 360-610-2887 or Tim
360-472-0330. Read more...
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP: COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM BENEFITS ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUMS
The Orcas Island Historical Museum’s Preservation Orchard Project is working to identify, collect, study, propagate, and share agricultural data and history. 360-376-2009

MONKEY PUZZLE SPECIAL SALE
Spring is in the air and Monkey Puzzle welcomes you to visit our Easter Collection. Mention the number 7 and you will receive a 15% discount. Store open Friday - Monday 11-4 pm. 360-376-2275
RESTAURANT NEWS
BE SURE TO CHECK DINING GUIDE FOR UPDATED DAYS AND TIMES

ROSARIO RESORT EASTER BRUNCH
Sunday, April 21, 11am-3pm, The Mansion Restaurant
$49 ages 13 + | $24.50 ages 6-12 | free ages 5 and under
Easter Egg Hunt (for Resort & Brunch Guests ages 2-12) starts at 12 pm. Meet in the Mansion Lobby.
Reservations: 360-376-2152 ext. 400

THE NEW LEAF CAFE EASTER RESERVATIONS
(Sunday, April 21). Please visit our website here to secure your spot today!

THE NEW LEAF CAFE SPECIALS
(Thursdays, Fridays, and Mondays, 8-11:30 am)
Serving $5 Mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys (select infusions). Please join us and ask your server about our "weekday punch card program" which can earn you two free breakfast entrees! 360-376-2200
ENTERTAINMENT
OPEN MIC, KARAOKE, LIVE MUSIC. Read more...

OPEN MIC @ ORCAS GRANGE
(Tuesday, April 16, Doors/Signups 6:45, Music at 7:00 pm) .
 We've got a new format to try: due to the fabulous turnout of musicians, each artist will perform ONE song, and if there is time, we will rotate through the entire list again. Contact Mandy at arooomusic@gmail.com or Gordon at gordo@rockisland.com . Read more...

OPEN MIC FOR ORCAS SENIOR CENTER THURSDAYS AT DOE BAY
(Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Early Open Mic April 18, 6:30 pm @ Doe Bay)
Doe Bay Open Mic will donate to the Orcas Senior Center a portion of sales. Bring your talents and your appetite for an evening of belly laughs, sparkling views, and good food. 360-376-8059 (Doe Bay Cafe)
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
SCREENING HEART ECHO FOR HEART PREVENTION
The clinic’s goal is to speed early detection of heart problems through screenings so that corrective assessment and intervention steps can be taken sooner. For detailed information and images go to Read more... All services by Dr. Vincent Shu listed  here. 97 Yellow Brick Road, Eastsound. For an appointment, call 360-376-2564

HEALING ARTS CENTER SPRING FAIR
(Saturday–Sunday, April 27-28 @ Healing Arts Center)
Don’t wait to sign up – our fairs usually fill up quickly. All proceeds support the non-profit Healing Arts Center. orcashealingarts.org  To sign up: stop by 453 North Beach Road or phone 360-376-4002 , M–F 9–3. Read more...

OMARI BEAUTY BAR
(Now - April 30 offering Anniversary Specials)
Join us in celebrating our 3 year anniversary! All appointments reserved this month will receive a discount and be entered to win an Omari gift certificate. Product discounts will also be featured this month! 360-378-7638 OmariBeautyBar.com. Read more...

WILD ROSE LTD APRIL SPECIAL
(Deborah Darner, LMT)
1 HR Swedish Massage for $70. All aromatherapy products 25% off!
360-376-4188
ART AND MUSEUMS
WASHINGTON FEDERAL ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Lindsay Anders Reia  
Lindsay is a local artist based out of Orcas Island and works primarily in watercolor and oil paints. Read more...

LITERARY ARTS AT THE ORCAS CENTER THIS APRIL
The Orcas Center is excited to host and partner with the Orcas Island Lit Fest again this year. The Center will be the main venue for most of the festival’s offerings and in collaboration with the festival, the Orcas Center’s Visual Arts Committee will feature book-related art in the Community Art Show.
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Pioneer Museum open Wed-Sat, 12-3 pm by donation. Crow Valley School by appointment. Members free. orcasmuseums.org. 360-376-4849

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