Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of August 8, 2019
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ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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ORCAS ISLAND SHUTTLE Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through SEPTEMBER 2. Click here for schedule.
EVENTS THIS WEEK AND BEYOND
ARTIST'S RECEPTION TONIGHT: SUSAN MUSTARD
(Thursday, August 8, 5 -7 pm @ Island Thyme Shop + Gallery on Main St)
Come see Susan Mustard’s new work celebrating and documenting Orcas. Show will be up through Monday, 8/12. Gallery hours 10-5:30 pm daily. 

ORCAS ISLAND ARTISTS' 3 DAY STUDIO TOUR
(Friday-Sunday, August 9-11, 11 am - 5 pm)
This is your chance to visit the working studios of 32 premier Orcas Island artists. See first hand how and where their special techniques are being mastered, meet the artists, and purchase their work! www.orcasartistsstudiotour.com Contact Bruce Wilson for info: 360-376-2755 Read more...

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Spider-Man: Far From Home
(Friday-Saturday, August 9-10, 8 pm @ SeaView Theater)
PG-13 ‧ Fantasy/Sci-fi ‧ 2h 9m 360-376-5724

SUMMER LIBRARY FAIR
(Saturday, August 10, 10-3 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
Great book bargains await! Stop by to listen to some live entertainment and check out the booths from some from the local clubs as well. Sponsored by The Friends of the Orcas Island Public Library. Read more...

MUSIC IN THE PARK
(Sunday, August 11, 5-7 pm @ Eastsound Village Green)
Country music by Mike Speece. Free community event. Bring chairs, blankets, drinks and snacks for an enjoyable outdoor event.

SUMMER FILM SERIES: APOLLO 11 MOVIE
(Sunday, August 11, 8:30 pm @ Orcasong Farm)
A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Read more...
DOE BAY FEST WEEKEND
(Through Monday, August 11 @ Doe Bay Resort)
Doe Bay Fest 2019 IS HAPPENING !   Click here to check out this gorgeous video featuring scenes from a past fest . Please join us this summer to see what all the buzz is about. Family-friendly and kids’ tickets are free!
360-376-2291 , doebayfest.com . To get discount and tickets, Read more...

BIRD BLITZ! IN MORAN STATE PARK
(Monday, August 12, 10 am to 3 pm @ Cascade Lake picnic area)
Join KWIAHT, local ornithologists, and fellow citizen scientists as we document the diversity of birds in Moran State Park. No experience necessary for this fun and free educational event for kids and families. V isit  orcaslibrary.org  or call 360-376-4985.   Read more...

LUNCH AT BUCK BAY @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER NONPROFIT (Tuesday, August 13, 10:30 am -2:30pm)
Join the Orcas Senior Center for an on-island field trip and lunch at the Buck Bay Shellfish Farm. In addition to enjoying a great lunch, you will have a chance to buy fresh seafood for dinner, walk on the Land Trust Trail to the water falls across the road, or sit and relax by the seaside. Read more...
MEET AND GREET JUDY TEPLEY
(Tuesday, August 13, 3-4:30 pm @ WaFed Bank)
Judy will be available to discuss her intricate beadwork and will be working on a Temari. "If you'd like to see how that goes please stop by. I'd like to share my work with you and answer any questions you might have. Pass the word, tell your friends". Exhibit is until August 30, M-F, 9 am-5 pm.

BROWN BAG CONCERT
(Wednesday, August 14, 12 pm @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church)
The Music Committee and Emmanuel Episcopal Church welcome Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz in their group “Irthlingz” at the Brown Bag Concert.

ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
(Through August 17 @ Orcas Center)
Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann presents a brilliant assemblage of internationally renowned performers in the ten concerts of Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s 22 nd season. Read more...

MARE WAKEFIELD & NOMAD @ ORCAS GRANGE
(Saturday, August 24, 7:30 pm)
Mare Wakefield and Nomad are a little bit old country, a lot contemporary folk. Doors open at 7pm with non-alcoholic beverages and treats included with $15 suggested donation ($5 accompanied minors). Tickets are available at the door, or at Brown Paper Tickets.

BACK TO SCHOOL AT CROW VALLEY SCHOOL MUSEUM
(Sunday, August 25, 11 am-3 pm @ Crow Valley Schoolhouse)
The Orcas Island Historical Museums is invites the community to Crow Valley School for an Open House. If you have always wanted to visit, this is your chance to step back into an authentic one room schoolhouse! Docent tours and light refreshments. This is a free community event. Read more...
HEART OF ORCAS ART AUCTION
(Sunday, August 25, 3:30 to 6 pm, OrcaSong Farm)
A celebration of Art, Music, Nature, Food and Wine featuring the work of island artists and “vintage” art from around the world all to benefit the Orcas Senior Center Nonprofit. Read more... for ticket prices and where to purchase tickets.

ORCAS ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL AND STUDENT WORKSHOP
(Friday, August 30 - Sunday, September 1, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center
Martin Lund’s 5th annual Orcas Island Jazz Festival will light up Orcas Center over Labor Day weekend. Tickets are on sale now at OrcasCenter.org for three dazzling nights of great jazz. 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.

SPOOKY TALES
(Wednesdays - 8 pm at the Eastsound Museum: Fridays - 5 pm at Crow Valley School Museum)
Stories of Orcas history, ghosts and gremlins will be told this summer at the Pioneer and Crow Valley Museums by Master Storyteller, Antoinette Botsford.  orcasmuseums.org. Read more...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ORCAS IN THE NEWS:
Take a look at this great feature of our local Pebble Cove Farm in the news, on King 5! Watch it here.
RECREATIONAL BOAT PUMPOUT STATION OPENS AT SHAW GENERAL STORE
Pumpout services at the Shaw General Store will cost $5 and a dock attendant needs to be available to assist. Boaters are advised to call the store ahead of time for service at 360-468-2288.

THE ISLANDS' SOUNDER NEWS
All three island papers now have a special website related to San Juan County home and property. Find local listings, featured properties and real estate agents at  h ttp://realestate.islandssounder.com/. For more information or to advertise, email csmith@islandssounder.com.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES WORKSHOP @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER (Wednesday, August 7, 1-3 pm) 
Join us for a hands-on tutorial for step-by-step instructions in filling out an Advanced Directive/Living Will. You can visit endoflifewa.org to review the form. Copies will be available for all participants at the workshop. This workshop is FREE, but pre-registration is required. Please sign-up at the front desk or by calling 360-376-2677Read more...
WANT TO BE PART OF THE 2020 ORCAS ISLAND LIT FEST?
Submissions for   Orcas Island Lit Fest 2020  are now open!
Read our submission guidelines on our site and send us your ideas by September 15 to be considered. oilf.org/call-for-submissions

FABULOUS KEFIR FERMENTATION WORKSHOP
(Thursday, August 29, 5:30 - 7: 30 pm @ Odd Fellows Kitchen)
Orcas Food Co-op Education Opportunity. Early bird registration discount through August 22. Join Regina Zwilling for this fun workshop. Participants will learn how to make their own traditional kefir. Space is limited. Read more...

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE CONTINUES AT ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
(Through August 31)
NOW is the time to jump into the New Membership Drive Challenge. To see all the benefits for each membership level (Standard, Prime, and Gold Premier) and to become a member online, go to orcasseniors.org. Membership forms can also be found at the OSC Front Desk. Read more...

BMX FAMILY FRIENDLY NITE
(Tuesdays until September 3, 6:30 - 8 pm @ Camp Orkila)
MUST HAVE Closed-toed shoes, LONG Pants LONG Shirt and Signed released by the parent/guardian. Bikes and Helmets are provided first come first serve. Can bring your own bike. MUST wear a helmet. Wildlife Cycles,
360-376-4708. Open to all ages!
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, 6:30 pm @ Wildlife Cycles)
Ride is approximately 8 mile loop. All are welcome. 360 -376-4708
JOB OPENINGS ON CHAMBER WEBSITE:
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...  
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
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP: BENEFITS OUR ISLAND KIDS
(Month of August)
Island Kids: The Montessori School, Salmonberry School, Kaleidoscope preschool and child care services.
Read more... orcasfood.coop   360-376-2009
SATURDAY MUSIC IN THE FOOD CO-OP COURTYARD
(Saturday, August 10 @ Orcas Food Co-op)  
Saturday Music this week features Revivify! Josephine Dow and Burke Mulvany are songwriters and sound healers who weave vocal harmonies and rhythmic expression with reverence, positive vibrations, and joy. Read more...

ISLAND MARKET WINE TASTING EVENT
(Friday, August 16, 2-5 pm @ Island Market)
Island Market and Orcas Island Winery have partnered to bring you an exclusive Crow Valley Cuvee Bordeaux blend red wine! Please join us to taste this fantastic wine from our own Orcas Island Winery.

SCORE NIFTY THRIFTY ABUNDANCE SALE
(Mon-Sat, August 1-10, 11 am - 4 pm, Eastsound Post Office building)
50% off 100+ items!
Orcas Island Winery
ORCAS ISLAND WINERY
Tasting Room & Shop Hours, Wednesday-Sunday, 12 pm - 6 pm Monday -Tuesday, by appointment.
ORCAS ISLAND CONCIERGE SPECIAL
We specialize in helping second home owners. If you need help managing household trash this busy season, we can help. We charge $30 per dump run, plus transfer-station fees, minimum, $12. FREE! First-time clients. Pelindaba Linen Spray. Licensed, insured, professional, confidential. Sonia 360 610 2887 , Tim 360 472 0330. orcasislandconcierge.com.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
BLOOD DRIVE
(Wednesday, August 21, 10:30 am-4:30 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall)
Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration. To schedule an appointment, visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org, sponsor code 2650 or call 800-398-7888.

WILD ROSE LTD AUGUST SPECIAL: CHAIR MASSAGE
Perfect for groups and parties. A great anti-stress routine after hikes and cycling. Outcall: $38 for 30 minutes, $19 for 15 minutes. In Studio: $32 for 30 minutes, $16 for 15 minutes. Call Deborah Darner, LMP, at 360-376-4188 .

ALPHA HOME HEALTH DEBUTS ISLAND SERVICES @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER NONPROFIT 
Alpha Home Health, is the only state licensed, Medicare certified Home Health Agency serving the San Juan Islands.  To access in-home health care or inquire about employment, contact: Ms. Nancy Howk at 425-357-1790 .
ART AND MUSEUMS
JACQUELINE KEMPFER - ARTIST’S STUDIO TOUR & 20% SALE !
(Friday-Sunday, August 9-12, 11- 5 pm @ 474 North Beach Road)
Jacqueline Kempfer is pleased to announce her participation in the
2019 Orcas Island Artist’s Studio Tour. Jackie will be offering a 20% discount on all painting purchases and free gift wrap!  Read more...
jacquelinekempferartist.com or call Jackie 360-376-2282
WASHINGTON FEDERAL ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Judy Tepley
Whether it be flat work, 3D sculpture, clothing, sphere’s, embroidery or painting; the opportunity to play freely with color, design, texture and line provides an unlimited palette and resource for artistic expression.  Read more... Open Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. 360-523-0220.  

CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS & MUSICIANS
Orcas Island Winery is hosting an open submission for ALL local artists and musicians to submit examples of work / set up a time to meet with new owners, Tera and Wesley Landman. In addition to wine, the Landmans are working on bringing art events to the winery in addition to hosting live music events. SUBMISSIONS: email hello@orcasislandwinery.com or call 360- 797-5062  
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
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