Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of June 6, 2019
ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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JULY 4TH EASTSOUND FIREWORKS
 Raising funds for our July 4th Fireworks is important to the Chamber, and we hope you will consider being a Sponsor or a Donor - at any amount. Sponsors of $100 or more are featured in Chamber media ( read here .)

Tax-deductible donations can be made through the Community Foundation ( link ) or at OICF, PO Box 1496, Eastsound 98245. Donations can also be made through the Chamber of Commerce. Call or email us with any questions.

COMMUNITY PARADE ON SATURDAY, JULY 6TH!
The theme is "Celebrate the Seasons on Orcas Island" and our very special Grand Marshals are Scott and Judy Whiting (aka The Clauses.) Want to take part in the parade? Sign-up form here .
EVENTS THIS WEEK AND BEYOND
CIRQUE-US-LAST WEEKEND
(Thurs-Sat, June 6-8, 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, and music from The Greatest Showman!   Read more...

DOE BAY WINE TASTING EVENT!
(Friday, June 7, 3-6 pm @ Doe Bay Wine Company)
Taste a lineup of our favorite rosé wines from around the world paired with cheese! Tasting flight of six wines for $10/person. For more information contact: cole@doebaywinecompany.com 206-280-1429

POETRY READING AND SONG – BETH WOOD
(“Meet and Greet” Friday, June 7, 6-7 pm @ Darvill’s Bookstore)
Award-winning poet, songwriter and guitarist, Beth Wood shares from her winning works, “Ladder to the Light”. Joined by local songster, Mandy Troxel.   Read more…

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: AVENGERS: ENDGAME
(Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, 8 pm @ SeaView Theater)
PG-13 Fantasy/Sci-fi ‧ 3h 2m. For more information: 360-376-5724
CARMEN SUITE/PETRUSHKA
(Saturday, June 8, 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: Captured Live in HD. Carmen : Impetuous Carmen seduces Don José in order to convince him to let her out of jail. Petruska : At Saint-Petersburg’s carnival, three puppets are playing the same role over and over. Read more..
SALISH SEA EARLY MUSIC: 17TH CENTURY CANZONAS
(Saturday, June 8, 7 pm @ Adventist Fellowship Church)
Anna Marsh, Shulamit Kleinerman, John Lenti, and Jeffrey Cohan perform music from the transitional period which bridged renaissance and baroque styles. Read more...

BETH WOOD AND ARA LEE JAMES “STAND AND SWAY”
(Saturday, June 8, 7:30 pm @ the Orcas Island Grange)
Concert tickets on sale now. Americana, Folk Singer-songwriters feature award-winning songs, guitar playing, a cappella and harmonies.  Read more…
BE READY ORCAS @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
(Monday, June 10, 1:15-3 pm @ Orcas Senior Center))
A community discussion about disaster preparedness! Topic is communication systems and how to prepare yourself, your household, and your community for natural disaster. Greg Hancock will be giving an overview of the Emergency Broadcast System and how amateur radio operators can help out during emergencies and disasters. 360-376-7929
BE READY ORCAS: FIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
(Wednesday, June 12, 5:30-6:30 pm @ Eastsound Firehouse)
A FREE & informative disaster preparedness community meeting. Nathan Donnelly, Firewise Program Coordinator for the SJICD, will talk about decreasing the risk of fire for your landscape, structures, and the interface between them. Visit  http://bereadyorcas.org to sign up for updates.
DANCE PERFORMANCE: THROUGH THE SURFACE
(Wednesday, June 12, 6 pm @ Orcas Center)
Focusing on the mindfulness of movement, this performance exhibits energy, hope, perseverance, love, vulnerability, and imagination. Choreography by Stephanie Moss, Tiffany Loney, and Katie Zwilling. Read more...
ART OPENING TO BENEFIT ART FOR ORCAS KIDS: A-OK
(Thursday, June 13, 5 pm @ Orcas Island Winery)
Featuring the works of local artists, Kate Alyse Clark and Rachel Orr, the evening reception will include a curated collection of art, light bites and acoustic music. 15% of all art and sales will benefit A-OK.
ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY BAND PERFORMANCE
(Thursday, June 13, 7 pm @ Orcas Center)
Birds sing, instruments sing when it's Spring! Try something new and different and enjoy the music at the annual Spring concert. Admission by donation. Read more...

T HE AUDIENCE
(Saturday, June 15, 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
National Theatre Live: Captured Live in HD. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. Read more...
A FEAST FIT FOR ROYALTY
(Saturday, June 15, 6 pm @ Outlook Inn)
Dinner and auction benefiting the Orcas Animal Shelter.The Spanish feast will feature dishes specially prepared by Chef Steve Debaste with wines paired by Sommelier Cole Sisson of Doe Bay Wine Co.  360-376-6777 for tickets. Read more...

JP AND THE OK RHYTHM BOYS
(Saturday, June 15, 7 pm Orcas Island Grange Hall)
Welcome in the new Summer with an evening of toe tappin' tunes played by one of Orcas' favorite bands, JP & the OK Rhythm Boys. $10 suggested donation at the door. Visit www.jpandtheokrhythmboys.com. Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL-EARLY BIRD PASSES
(Thursday-Monday, October 10-14)
Early Bird Passes on sale now. Passes sold out last year, so buy yours early.
For tickets and to Read more...

ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS MARKET
(Saturdays, 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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
OPAL: APRIL’S GROVE FESTIVAL RAFFLE
(Now through July 8)
WIN passes for two to FIVE festivals on Orcas Island! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the OPAL booth at Island Market on June 1 and 8, at the Farmers Market on June 15, 22, and 29 and July 6, or any time during business hours at the OPAL office. Read more...
BULLRUSH SUN HAT MAKING WORKSHOP
(Saturday - Sunday, June 8 - 9, 9 am – 4 pm @ Olga Community Center)
In collaboration with the Olga Strawberry Council, Maria Bullock will be guiding each participant through the process of custom designing and creating a unique hat. Only 10 spots available. Pre-registration required. Read more...
APRIL’S GROVE FIELD DAY AND OPAL GALA Save the Date!
(Saturday, June 29 at the Orcas Center)
Beginning at noon, OPAL will be hosting a “Field Day” for April’s Grove on the Orcas Center lawn where the whole family can have a blast enjoying games, live music, food and fun until 4 pm. Then in the evening beginning at 5:30 pm, the annual OPAL Gala will take place at the Center. opalclt.org/news/events/

CAMPING SPECIAL FOR ISLANDERS
(Through Thursday, July 31 @ Mt. Baker Farm)
Orcas Island residents can receive a discount on a small campsite rental through the end of July when reserving on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Enjoy the delights of the forest and meadow, our petting farm, and a train ride. Use discount code "LOCALS" at checkout. Reservations:  Mt. Baker Farm.
DROP-IN PICKLEBALL AT BUCK PARK
(Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-6 pm and Sundays from 10-12 pm in May at Buck Park Pickleball Courts, weather permitting)
All players are welcome – including newbies, beginner, intermediate and advanced players. We usually have a few spare paddles and balls available for newcomers and visitors. Bring court/tennis shoes and water. For more information, contact orcasislandpickleball@gmail.com.
LET'S GO FOR A BIKE RIDE!
(Thursdays, 6:30 pm @ Wildlife Cycles)
Ride is approximately 8 mile loop. All are welcome.
For more information: 360 -376-4708
SAN JUAN INSURANCE RETURNS TO AIRPORT CENTER!
(New location: 1286 Mt. Baker Rd, Eastsound)
Among other things, this location provides easier access and much better parking for our clients, especially during the tourist season!

ORCAS ISLAND WINERY HOURS
Tasting Room & Shop Hours, Wednesday-Sunday, 12 pm - 6 pm
Monday -Tuesday, by appointment. Open 4th of July.
JOB OPENINGS ON CHAMBER WEBSITE:
Doe Bay Resort,The Kitchen, Rainshadow Solar, 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, Islander's Bank, Orcas Food Co-op, Brown Bear Baking, LEANTO.
See details for employment opportunities here .
ENTERTAINMENT

OPEN MIC, KARAOKE, LIVE MUSIC. Read more...                   
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
SHOP THE ROCK
TRES FABU FIRST FRIDAY SALE!
(Tres Fabu, 238 North Beach Rd)
We’re having a RED DOT SALE! Items marked with a red dot will be 20% off, with an additional 20% off all sale items on the clearance rack! Open daily in summer, and still giving 3% of net proceeds to OICF. Read more...   360-376-7673
BULLOCK'S NURSERY PLANT SALE
(Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, 10 am - 4 pm @ Bullock Rd, Deer Harbor)
Spring is in full swing here at the homestead! Our spring sale is 20% off our nursery stock! We'll have fruit trees, nut trees, perennial vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants, ornamental oddities, and more! Read more... 
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP: COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM BENEFITS THE FUNHOUSE COMMONS IN JUNE
The Funhouse Commons serves the urgent needs of young people and strengthens community bonds by providing a safe and stimulating environment where all can learn, discover, create, socialize, and be heard. Read more...
orcasfood.coop   360-376-2009
ORCAS ISLAND CONCIERGE
Second home owners, if you need assistance with packages and deliverers, we can help. We will meet drivers or contractors at your home on Orcas. Professional, licensed, insured and confidential. Contact Sonia or Tim. 360-376-4833 orcasislandconcierge.com, info@orcasislandconcierge.com
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
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...
WILD ROSE LTD JUNE SPECIAL
Aromatic Plant Spirit Reading with Plant Spirit Artemisia and through the aromatic plant, Lavender. Learn about your ancient healing connections to the Plant Kingdom! 1 HR: $70.00 Aromatherapy products and consults available! Contact Deborah Darner at 360-376-4188
ART AND MUSEUMS
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS SALISH EXHIBIT
Worn as ceremonial robes, Salish blankets are complex objects said to preexist in the supernatural realm and made manifest in the natural world through ancestral guidance.  Read more...
WASHINGTON FEDERAL ARTIST OF THE MONTH: NIK SCHULZ (Reception 6/12, 4 pm)
Nik's illustrations celebrate great achievements in automobile design. He draws cars which, by their ability to be understood, used, and maintained, formed a symbiosis between themselves and the people that experienced them. 360-523-0220.   Read more...
NEW CEDAR EXHIBIT AT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(May-October. Reception Thursday, June 13, 4-6 pm)
This exhibit contextualizes cedar in nature, history, and art and includes photos from the Museum’s archives, baskets, tools, and more. Cedar art by local artists is also featured, specifically the work of Rivkah Sweedler who co-curated the exhibit. 360-376-4849 Read more...

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
RESTAURANT NEWS

Be sure to check the DINING GUIDE for updated days and time.
PUBLIC MEETINGS ON ORCAS ISLAND
San Juan Council is having their Orcas Island meeting on Tuesday, June 18, beginning at 10:00 am at the Eastsound Fire Station. See draft agenda here .
Revisions to the agenda may occur.
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