Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of May 9, 2019
ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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EVENTS
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: The Best of Enemies
(Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, 7:30 pm @ SeaView Theater)
PG-13 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 2h 13m. For more information: 360-376-5724
ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS MARKET
(10 am - 3 pm @ Village Green)
Come enjoy the best produce on the island, locally made art and crafts, and some of the best prepared food around! Interested in becoming a vendor? Click h ere  to apply through the OIFM website here.
SPECIAL TASTING OF MEXICAN WINES
(Friday, May 10, Reservations at 3 pm; Drop-in 4-6 pm @ Doe Bay Wine Company)
There is an incredible and historic culture of growing grapes and Patrick Neri of Beso Imports has assembled an exciting portfolio of small producers. $10/person which includes a flight and cheese. Information about the wines at besoimports.com Reservations: 206-280-1429
DEER HARBOR COMMUNITY POTLUCK
(Friday, May 10, 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 a beverage. Everyone welcome!
WOMAN IN THE WOODS PRODUCTIONS: DON'T CALL IT A RIOT
(Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, 7 pm @ Orcas Center)
A Play written and directed by Amontaine Aurore, featuring Anthony the Dancer. Ticket: $25. Purchase at: The Office Cupboard, strangertickets.com, or Orcas Center. Read more...
NOT BAAAD! – LOPEZ LAMB, WOOL & GOAT TRIP
(Saturday, May 11, 8:30 am-6:00 pm)
This celebration is all about local agriculture including gazing at the cute lambs and kids. Enjoy Lopez Island for a day of bucolic views and a slower pace. Call Orcas Senior Center today, or stop by the front desk to sign up for this event. Limited spots are available. 360-376-2677 Read more...

FREE COMMUNITY CHESS TOURNAMENT: ALL AGES
(Saturday, May 11, 1 pm @ Public School Cafeteria)
Benjamin Pollard’s senior project is a free community chess tournament for all ages. There will be delicious snacks and fabulous prizes. To sign up, email bpollard@orcas.k12.wa.us with your full name and estimated chess skill level: beginner, intermediate, advanced or Grand Master. 360-298-8713
VINTAGE VOWS FUNDRAISER FOR ORCAS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(Saturday, May 11, 3-6 pm @ Orcas Center)
This fun event features an historical wedding reenactment of Bill McLachlan and Edith Lehmann from 1916. Silent and live auction, hosted beer & wine, raffle baskets and more! 360-376-4849. Tickets here. Read more...
OLGA POTLUCK @ OLGA COMMUNITY HALL
(Saturday, May 11, 5:30 pm Social Hour, 6:00 pm dinner)
Please join us for our monthly potluck at the historic Olga Community Hall. Bring your table service and a dish to share for an enjoyable evening. For more information: olgacommunitycenter@gmail.com
SALISH SEA EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL: BAROQUE TRIO JEST!
(Saturday, May 11, 7 PM @ Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church)
A program of music by French baroque composers Francois Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Marin Marais, among others. Trio JEST marks its 40th year of performances together. Admission by donation. Ages 18 and under free. Read more...
MOTHER'S DAY BIKE RIDE
(Sunday, May 12, 1 pm @ Wildlife Cycles)
Join this grass-roots global celebration of
women’s cycling  by being a part of this ride.  Meet at Wildlife Cycles at 1 pm.  CycloFemme T-shirts are available for sale. 206-714-3348. Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN CLUB: Insects and Integrated Pest Management
(Wednesday, May 15, 10 am @ Orcas Center)
Carrie Foss, Urban IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Director at WSU Puyallup, is this month's speaker. The Garden Club welcomes new members and encourages gardeners, landscapers, farmers, and those who love nature to enjoy this month’s presentation. Read more...

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY: CLIMATE AND ANTARCTICA
(Wednesday, May 15, 7 pm @ SeaView Theatre)
Photographer, filmmaker, former NASA researcher, bird expert, and Lopezian Peter Cavanagh will present a photographic journey of a voyage along the Scotia Arc to Antarctica. Read more...
SEE THE WORLD! : ORCAS CENTER ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA
(Saturday, May 18, 5 pm @ Orcas Center)
Take flight and explore cultural treasures of the world through taste, touch, and sound. You will have an opportunity to support the fresh future of Orcas Center and its commitment to local and national artists. Signature Cocktails & worldly Hors d’oeuvres, preview performance of Cirque-US, live auction, plated dinner with wine pairing, and everyone’s favorite – Dessert Dash! Catered by Ron and Mary of Orcas Village Store. Read more...

CIRQUE-US
(Starts Thursday, May 23, 7 pm @ Orcas Center)
An acrobatic big top choir extravaganza of epic proportions! Featuring the Rock on the Rock choir, Island Aerial Acrobatics, Magician Star Mathew Laslo, a gaggle of kids, and music from The Greatest Showman!   Read more...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ORCAS IN THE NEWS
"Seven of the Most Scenic Ferry Rides in the United States". According to the Washington States Department of Transportation, which operates the 23-ferry fleet, 25 million passengers ride its vessels each year. Read more..
BUCK BAY SHELLFISH FARM IS OPEN!
(Monday-Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm @ 117 EJ Young Road, Olga )
Our seafood store sells high quality seafood whether it be fresh, frozen, or live. Our own Buck Bay oysters and clams are sweet and delicious. We carry a variety of locally wild caught fish. For more information: 360-317-7068
LET'S GO FOR A BIKE RIDE!
(Each Thursday, starting May 9, 6:30 pm @ Wildlife Cycles)
Ride is approximately 8 mile loop. All are welcome.
For more information: 360 -376-4708
THE MOBILE COMMUNITY SERVICES OFFICE IS COMING!
(Tuesday-Wednesday, May 14-15, 9 am - 4 pm @ Community Church)
Apply for cash, basic food, and medical assistance, and the Medicare Savings Program. Drop off paperwork, complete an Eligibility Review, Mid-Certification Review, or make changes to an existing case. DCS will be available on May 14. Wheelchair-accessible, hearing-impaired accessible, interpreter available.
ORCAS ADVENTURES BOAT RENTALS NOW OPEN WEEKENDS!
(Saturday 10-5pm & Sunday 10-4pm @ Cascade Lake, weather permitting)
It's time to get out on the water! For more information: www.orcasadventures.com 360-376-3035
EXERCISE CLASSES @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
Orcas Senior Center is offering a variety of new exercise classes and tried-and-true exercise classes including Transitional Movement, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Balance Class, and Strength Training. To sign up for classes call 360-376-2677 or visit the front desk! For schedule, Read more...
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...
WSU MASTER GARDENERS SPRING PLANT SALE
(Saturday, May 11, 9-11 am @ Mullis Community Center, Friday Harbor)
Thousands of vegetable starts and hundreds of perennials, all lovingly grown by San Juan County Master Gardeners. A large variety of wonderful tomatoes and peppers. mg.sanjuancounty@wsu.edu . 360-370-7663 . Read more...
FRIDAY HARBOR LABS OPEN HOUSE
(Saturday, May 11, 11 am - 4 pm @ UW Laboratories)
The Open House is a splendid opportunity for the community to meet scientists and students at the Labs who will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. Families are particularly encouraged to attend. Read more...

THE FUTURE OF FERRIES
(Wednesday, May 15, 5 pm @ Orcas Senior Center)
Washington State Ferry and local Ferry Advisory Committees are hosting community meetings. Come learn about the future of ferries, proposed changes to fares, and local projects on your route. Read more...
BE READY ORCAS: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
(Wednesday, May 15, 5:30-6:30 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall)
Topic: Communications. Presenter: Greg Hancock. Regarding cell phone service, land lines, internet access during a disaster, and more. Join us for this FREE and informative event! Read more...
TRAUMA PREVENTION: STOP THE BLEED
(Thursday, May 16, 3:30-5:30 pm @ Orcas Island Schools Cafeteria)
Orcas Island School District is hosting Orcas Island Fire and Rescue in presenting a FREE class to teach participants how to stop severe, life-threatening bleeding. RSVP to Vicki Vandermay at 360-376-2331 vvandermay@orcas.k12.wa.us
EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL WILD PLANT STROLL
(Saturday, May 25, 11 am - 2:00 pm)
Featuring Orcas Food Co-op Produce Manager and herbalist Kristy Bredin and Ryan Drum, Ph.D. Use the promo code PLANTWALKOFC1 at checkout to receive your special Orcas Co-op Member rate. Read more...
JOIN THE 2020 CENSUS TEAM
$18.50 - $20.50 per hour. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs. Read more...
JOB OPENINGS ON CHAMBER WEBSITE:
Outlook Inn, Orcas Hotel, Orcas Island Public Schools, Children's House, Bayside Cottages, San Juan County, Girl Meets Dirt, Darvill's, Orcas Animal Shelter Director, Pelindaba Lavender, Islander's Bank, Orcas Food Co-op, Farmer's Market Manager, Brown Bear Baking, LEANTO.
See details for employment opportunities here .
SHOP THE ROCK
MOTHER'S DAY SALE AT OLGA'S!
(Thursday-Saturday, May 9-11 @ Olga's)
We are celebrating moms of all kinds by offering 15% off storewide because we love moms! If you are a mom or love a mom, come in to shop some of our new Spring Favorites! Will be closed Sunday, May 12th.  

MOTHER’S DAY FLASH SALE! 
(Orcas Mandala Yoga & Bodywork Studio)  
10 Yoga Classes for $100. Sale ends May 13th.  138 North Beach Road
MONKEY PUZZLE FOR MOTHER'S DAY
(11 am - 4 pm daily, 109 North Beach Rd.)
From a Longevity-Heart Pendant to a bar of soap, find the perfect Mother Day’s gift. Colorful and comfortable slippers, useful and whimsical Swedish dish cloths, sackcloth towels, votive candles are just a few of the new items. Mention # 7 and see what happens!
MORNING STAR FARM FLOWER CSA!
(Morning Star Farm, 224 John Jones Road)
CSA spots still available for weekly local flowers, harvested and arranged with love. Bouquets will feature a progression of seasonal, blooms, herbs and branches. Ongoing beauty to nourish yourself, gift your loved ones, or donate to islanders in need. Partial season (9 weeks) or Full Season (18 weeks).
For more information please contact: msfarm@rockisland.com Read more...
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP: COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM BENEFITS THE FOOD BANK IN MAY
The Orcas Island Food Bank’s Mission is to gather and share food and related items with our neighbors when needed. We’re open every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 pm, and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Visit our web site at orcasislandfoodbank.org  Read more...
MAPLE ROCK FARM STAND IS OPEN!
 (Open Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 am - 3 pm @ Maple Rock Farm)
509 Nordstroms Lane. For more information: 360-622-6433
RESTAURANT NEWS
BE SURE TO CHECK DINING GUIDE FOR UPDATED DAYS AND TIMES
THE LOFT AT MADRONA
(Open for dinner, Friday-Tuesday, 5 pm-close)
Announcing the 2019 season with a renewed commitment to local and seasonal fare. Read more...

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
ROSARIO MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET
(Sunday, May 12, 10 am - 2 pm)
$49 ages 13 + | $24.50 ages 6-12 | free ages 5 and under. Reservations: 360-376-2152 ext. 400
ENTERTAINMENT
OPEN MIC, KARAOKE, LIVE MUSIC. Read more...
ACOUSTIC MUSIC AT ISLAND PIE
(Friday, May 10, 6-8:30 pm @ Island Pie)
Beginning May 10, and continuing every other Friday, come hear Deer Harbor musicians, as they serenade you with warm acoustic folk sounds and harmonies. 360-376-3505

OPEN MIC AT THE GRANGE MOVES TO MONDAYS!
(Every third Monday, beginning May 20 @ Orcas Island Grange)
This is an acoustic, family friendly open mic where people can hear you! Come on down and show us your stuff! Sign-ups begin at 6:45 pm, show starts at 7 pm. Suggested donation of $5 to help cover the cost of renting the hall
OPEN MIC FOR ORCAS SENIOR CENTER THURSDAYS AT DOE BAY
(Thursdays at 7:30 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
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Saturdays, 4-5 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
PARTNER BALANCING ACROYOGA PLAYSHOP 
( Fridays, May 10 to May 31, 6-7:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio) 
This exploration of partner balancing will be geared toward therapeutic and restorative postures, partner stretching, and conscious communication, with the option for more dynamic acro-balancing as suitable. No partner required, all levels encouraged to join! Pre-registration required. orcasmandala.com  Read more...
SUPPORT ORCAS SENIOR CENTER FOOT CARE
The Orcas Senior Center (OSC) provides limited professional foot care services, but we can’t keep up with the growing number of baby boomers who need them. By supporting Orcas Island Community Foundation and OSC’s GiveOrcas campaign, you will help less fortunate elders and make sure these services are available when you need them. Read more...

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE TO REDUCE SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY
Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and chemotherapy can impact the clinical outcome and improve health a nd well being of cancer patients. Visit our integrative clinic. To make an appointment, call 360-376-2564 , 97 Yellow Brick Road. Read more...
WILD ROSE LTD 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:
JO SIMPSON
My life’s work has been architecture and somewhere along that journey, I fell in love with pastels and painting people. Of all the art mediums I’ve tried, I am drawn to the messiness of pastels, the bold colors and the way the stick moves along the surface of the board. Painting people allows me to capture their movement, spirit and expression at a moment in time. 503-544-2862. joasimpson@msn.com
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Pioneer Museum open Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 4 pm; Sunday 12-3 pm by donation. Crow Valley School opens Memorial Day through Labor Day and 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
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