Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of September 5, 2019
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ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBER!

SALINAS CONSTRUCTION AND ROOFING
Owner:  Demetrio Ramirez Salinas 
Phone:  360-350-6502  Read more...
EVENTS THIS WEEK AND BEYOND
REPORT TO COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY
(Thursday, September 5, 5-7 pm @ OICF, Urner St, Eastsound)
Orcas Island Community Foundation invites you to help us honor the community builders who have worked hard to create a better place for us all to call home. Join us for an evening of fun and games, good conversation, and celebration of all we have accomplished together as a community. Small bites provided by Wild Island. RSVP to megan@oicf.us.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: The Lion King
(Friday-Saturday, September 6-7, 8 pm @ SeaView Theater)
PG ‧ Drama/Adventure ‧ 1h 58m 360-376-5724
ART SHOW "DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION” OPENING RECEPTION
(Friday, September 6, 5:30-7 pm @ Orcas Center)
Please join Marcia Spees, the Orcas Center Visual Arts' Committee and participating local artists for the opening reception. Marcia will present her work at 6 pm.

AMITA LHAMO – AUTHOR VISIT
(Friday, September 6, 6 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
The Library will host author Amita Lhamo in the Ann Graves Reading Room. In her new book, “Dandelions Blooming in the Cracks of Sidewalks.” Amita will be reading stories as she shares some of the gifts she received in her work. Read more...

ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS MARKET
(Saturdays until September 28, 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.

SEASON "ROLE-OUT" 2019-2020
(Sunday, September 8, 4-6 pm @ Orcas Center)
Orcas Center’s Season “Role-Out” is a great opportunity to learn about upcoming shows for the season, scheduled classes, sponsorship opportunities, and volunteer possibilities. Read more...

CLIMBING POE TREE
(Wednesday, September 11, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word and hip hop infused world music. Read more...
IMAGINE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL AT DOE BAY RESORT
(Thursday-Sunday, September 12- 15, 3 pm @ Doe Bay)
Featuring some of the top names in electronic music, performance art and visual art along with an extensive lineup of educational workshops, Imagine strives to create an amazing experience for all our attendees. Read more... imagineorcasisland.com

THE LOST VIRGINITY TOUR RUNS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 21
(Opens Thursday, September 12, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Funny, profound and provocative, this adventurous road trip through memory lane conjures up the choices we make that shape our lives forever – and the friendships that hold us up when we can’t walk on our own. Read more...

SPECIAL KIWANIS EVENT
(Saturday, September 14, 5-7 pm @ the Grange)
There will be a special event to share how the Kiwanis Club benefits kids on Orcas Island through Builders Club, Key Club and scholarships. Meet other parents, get informed and hear guest speaker, Vicky Thalacker, Kiwanis District Representative. Contact Velma Doty at 360-376-6847 .

ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN CLUB: HEATHS AND HEATHERS
(Wednesday, September 18, 10 am @ Orcas Center)
The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Karla Lortz, former president of the North American Heather Society and the author of the book Heaths and Heathers: Colors for All Seasons. orcasislandgardenclub.org    Read more...

LONG LIVE THE KINGS ANNUAL SALMON HOMECOMING
(Saturday, September 21, 12-3 pm @ Glenwood Springs Hatchery)
This is our fun and family friendly community appreciation event at our Glenwood Springs Hatchery and includes tours of the property, a picnic lunch, a brief program, and a chance to watch our returning King salmon. There is no cost to attend. Trevor Laugen at tlaugen@lltk.org
FRIENDS OF THE SAN JUANS
(Sunday, September 22, 4-6 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Join Friends of the San Juans with your friends to celebrate 40 years of protecting what you love with people who care. Register at sanjuans.org/40th

ORCAS ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL SNEAK PREVIEW
Announcing 10 new films. Read more...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHURCH IN THE PARK
(Sunday, September 8, 11 am @ Camp Moran in Moran State Park)
Orcas Island Community Church invites you to “Church in the Park”. There will be an outdoor worship service starting at 11 am followed by a BBQ and games, free and open to the public. Register at orcaschurch.org. Read more...

AUDITION NOTICE: ALL-FEMALE CAST OF HAMLET
(Monday-Wednesday, September 9-11, 7-9 pm @ Orcas Center)
Auditions for an all-female cast of Hamlet to be performed in Summer 2020. 
AUDITION NOTICE: WHALE OF A SHOW @ ORCAS CENTER
(Friday, September 13, 3-5 pm and Saturday, September 14, 10:30-noon)
This is open to kids from ages 3-18 (family acts are also encouraged!) It includes singing, dancing, theater, musical performances, and more! If you have any questions, please call or text Didier Gincig at 360-298-0362 .

DESIGN THE NEW EXCHANGE LOGO!
(Deadline: September 15, 11:59 pm emailed to jeff@exchangeorcas.org )
While the current logo represents the success we've had rebuilding The Exchange, we are now looking for a new design! The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate. Read more...

AUDITION NOTICE: CHICAGO
(Monday, September 16, 6 pm - September 18, 8 pm @ Orcas Center)
Be prepared to move and sing! Bring a short song (at least 12 bars) to sing. Sides will be provided for cold reading. Read more...
CALL FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS FOR PLAYFEST 2019 @ THE GRANGE
We are critically short of actors and directors. Please help us make PlayFest 2019 a reality. Spread the word, or join us! Rehearsals will begin in September. Read more...

MAMMOGRAM VAN @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER NONPROFIT
(Monday, September 23, 8 am - 4:30 pm & Tuesday, September 24, 8-3 pm)
Assured Imaging Women’s Wellness will be bringing the latest in digital mammography to Orcas Senior Center. Call (888) 233-6121 to schedule your appointment or click on www.assuredimaging.com/ORCAS . Read more...

CENSUS WORKERS IN THE FIELD
Preparations for the 2020 Census have recently begun in San Juan County. Census employees are out in different areas around the county confirming physical and mailing address information. Census Bureau - Read more...
DROP-IN PICKLEBALL AT BUCK PARK
(Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-6 pm and Sundays from 10-12 pm @ Buck Park Pickleball Courts)
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 until September 19, 6 pm @ Wildlife Cycles)
Ride is approximately 8 mile loop. All are welcome. 360 -376-4708

ORCAS ISLAND POTTERY OPEN DURING ROAD CONSTRUCTION
There is road construction on the corner of Enchanted Forest Lane and West Beach Road. Orcas Island Pottery can still be accessed on West Beach Road off of Crow Valley Road. Open everyday 10 am to 5 pm.
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JOB OPENINGS ON CHAMBER WEBSITE:
Doe Bay Housekeeping Manager, Key Bank, Orcas Athletics & CrossFit, Wild Island Restaurant, LaHari Coordinator, Orcas Island School District,The Kitchen, Rainshadow Solar, Outlook Inn, Orcas Hotel, Children's House, Bayside Cottages, San Juan County, Girl Meets Dirt, Darvill's, 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...  
SATURDAY MUSIC IN THE CO-OP COURTYARD: GOLD HARBOR
(Saturday, September 7, 12-2 pm @ Orcas Food Co-op) 
Gold Harbor is Colin Kaferle and Emmett Adam on guitar, Bob Magnuson on lap steel and Brooke Budner on banjo. Hailing from the foothills of Turtleback mountain, they bring you warm acoustic folk sounds and sweet harmonies.  

OPEN MIC AT THE GRANGE
(Monday, September 16, 7 pm @ the Grange)
Join us for the final Open Mic at the Grange hosted by Mandy Troxel and Gordon Koenig. Everyone will get one song and we will go around for a second round if time permits. Donations at the door to help defray expenses.    
DEER HARBOR INN RESTAURANT
Live music nightly, Friday - Tuesdays. Open 5 - 8:30 pm. 360-376-1040

ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Tuesdays-Saturdays, 4-5 pm @ Rosario Resort) 
Music and history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe organ and on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Complimentary and open to the public. 360-376-2222
SHOP THE ROCK
FIRST FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6 @ TRÈS FABU!
We’re having a FALL PREVIEW SALE this First Friday - all apparel will be 20% off! All summer items on the clearance rack will be an additional 20% off, too! Many thanks for your continuing support and friendship - it wouldn’t be Très Fabu without you!
360-376-ROSE (7673)

EMERALD ISLE SAILING SPECIAL
(50% off September 15-19)
Enjoy plentiful wildlife, beautiful scenery, great sailing, a naturalist captain, gourmet food, all while exploring some of the best kept secrets of these spell-binding islands! Let us show you why every one of our reviews on TripAdvisor is 5 stars, and at an unbeatable price! www.emeraldislesailing.com Call to reserve at 360-317-5332
SEPTEMBER NATIVE PLANT SALES 
The Land Bank is hosting three sales in September featuring native plants produced by The Salish Seeds Project. Nursery gates will open to the public September 8 on San Juan Island, with pop-up sales September 21 on Lopez and September 28 on Orcas.  Read more...
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP: ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH'S SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER
The Severe Weather Shelter, which is held at the Orcas Island Community Church, was formed in 2015 in cooperation with other island churches and provides a warm shelter for folks when temperatures go below freezing. 
OMARI BEAUTY BAR: LASH LIFT SPECIAL
(Now through Sunday, September 15)
Celebrate the end of summer and back to school with a semi-permanent alternative to lash extensions. Reserve your appointment and soak up the savings! OmariBeautyBar.com. 360-378-7638

ORCAS ISLAND WINERY
Orcas Island Winery is hosting an open submission for ALL local artists and musicians to submit examples of work. Email hello@orcasislandwinery.com or call 360- 797-5062.  Tasting Room & Shop Hours, Wednesday-Sunday,
12 pm - 6 pm Monday and Tuesday, by appointment.
RESTAURANT NEWS

Be sure to check the DINING GUIDE for updated days and time.
Please note: the Dining Guide is dated from last change, not every day.

CLEVER COW NOW CLOSED ON THURSDAYS
(Also, new hours are now 12-8 pm)
Our winter food menu will be starting soon. Watch our website
for the most recent info!  www.clevercowcreamery.com

ISLAND PIE IN DEER HARBOR
Island Pie is closing for a break September 7, with a re-opening on September 26.

DOE BAY CAFE HOURS
Thursday: Open Mic 5-10 pm, Friday: Dinner 5-9 pm,
Saturday-Sunday: Brunch 9-2 pm, Dinner 5-9 pm.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
ALL HANDS ON EARTH WORKSHOPS
(Sundays, September 8, 3-5 pm @ Orcas Christian School)
Learn basic food preservation techniques from local gardening expert Maura Pritchard. Workshops are by donation taken on-site. Please RSVP as participation is limited. More info and registration here. Read more...

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICARE
(Friday, September 13, 2 pm @ Orcas Public Library)
Come learn what Medicare is all about. There are new terms to learn, choices to make, deadlines to meet and penalties to avoid. A free informational presentation by SHIBA volunteers from the WA Office of the Insurance Commissioner.  

WILD ROSE LTD SEPTEMBER SPECIAL: PSYCHIC AURA READINGS
Learn about yourself as Energy with all the many gifts and skills you are. Includes past life information. Enjoy a fine hour of magic. Call Deborah Darner, LMP, at 360-376-4188.

CAROTID DUPLEX SCAN SCREENING FOR STROKE PREVENTION
Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented if someone is having a blockage and narrowing in carotid arteries which is detected and treated early. To make an appointment, call  360-376-2564Read more... All services by Dr. Vincent Shu listed  here.

BALANCE CLASS @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER NONPROFIT
(Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 months, starting October 15, 5-6 pm)
The Orcas Senior Center is excited to present Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance(r) (TJQMBB), developed by Dr. Fuzhong Li, Ph.D. These TJQMBB, or Balance Classes, will be instructed by Scott Heisinger, PT, DPT, a physical therapist at Orcas Island Physical Therapy.The classes are 60-minute sessions conducted twice per week for 24 consecutive weeks, and the cost to participate is $240 ($5 per class, paid in full at start of series). Read more...
ART AND MUSEUMS
SEPTEMBER ART SHOW AT ORCAS CENTER:
MARCIA SPEES "DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION”
Marcia’s exhibit marks the public debut of this new level in her artistic evolution. Her work will fill the Orcas Center lobby. The Madrona Room will display Orcas Community Art, work from all interested local artists. (Questions call Kathy Youngren 360-376-4649) Art will be received and hung on September 4, 10 am to 2 pm. Read more...
SUSAN SLAPIN AT ORCAS ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Slapin’s work runs a broad spectrum: abstract acrylic colorfield paintings and delicate colorful textured pastels are featured. susanslapin.com Read more...

WASHINGTON FEDERAL ARTIST OF THE MONTH: PETER CARLSON
Artist's statement; "I believe that our stories are the most important thing we have to offer each other. This is what I paint." Open Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Pioneer Museum open Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 4 pm; Sunday 12-3 pm (by donation). See CEDAR - a special exhibit of nature, history, and art. Crow Valley School open Thursday-Saturday, 11-3 pm 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
PUBLIC MEETINGS ON ORCAS ISLAND
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