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The week of February 13, 2020
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VISITOR GUIDE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY SIGN-UP
ONE MORE DAY to receive a $15 discount!
It's time to submit your information for the 2020-2021 Chamber Visitor Guide & Business Directory!
Receive a $15 discount on your first listing if you submit and pay by  FridayFebruary 14! All entries must be received by  Friday, March 6 to be in the guide! Send it in: mail this form with payment to Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 252, Eastsound, WA 98245 or drop it off at the office at 65 North Beach Road. 
THE CHAMBER WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER!

FRIENDS OF THE OLGA STORE BUILDING
The Olga Store is a beloved landmark building reclaimed by the community in 2020! Friends of The Olga Store Building 501c3 formed and the collective dream came true thanks to hundreds of donors and volunteers. After renovations, the doors will open again and this beloved building will be home to the Olga Post Office and a branch of Orcas Food Co-op.
CELEBRATE VALENTINES DAY!
VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL @ ORCAS ISLAND WINERY
(Friday-Sunday, February 14-16, 12-6 pm @ Crow Valley Rd)
This Valentine's Day, embrace the one you love with wine & chocolate, candlelight, cozy, luxe blankets and a specially created, LOVEly musical backdrop at Orcas Island Winery.  Read more... 360-797-5062

MATIA 8-COURSE TASTING MENU DINNER W/ PAIRING
(Friday, February 14, 5:30 & 8 pm @ The Barnacle)
Acclaimed Chef Avery Adams and Drew Downing present an 8-course aphrodisiac themed tasting menu on Valentine’s Day. One-night-only event featuring optional drink pairings. Read more...

DEER HARBOR INN VALENTINE DINNER AND MUSIC
(Friday, February 14, 5 - 8 pm @ Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant)
Opening this one night for a special Valentine Dinner. Live music with Carolyn Cruso at 5:30 pm. Call 360-376-1040 for reservations.

DEER HARBOR COMMUNITY POTLUCK
(Friday, February 14, 6:30 pm @ Deer Harbor Community Club)
Come and join us for our Valentine's Day potluck! Musical entertainment by Joel Gambel. Please bring a dish to share, your place setting, and beverage. Everyone welcome!  

FREE PAINTED HEARTS BY CARLA STANLEY
“Come by Washington Federal to pick out a free painted heart, for Valentine’s Day or any day you’d like. Lots of sizes and colors and inspiration in these mementos… Enjoy the celebration of love with an authentic heart!”
A MASSAGE BY THE SEA FEBRUARY VALENTINES SPECIAL GIFT CERTIFICATES
Receive a Theo chocolate bar and a therapeutic warm stone massage with organic aromatherapy oils...$20 off couples massages. $25 off Couples/Duet side by side Massages. $25 off Solo Signature Massages. All specials run through the entire month! Email or call:  Orcasmassage.com, 360-376-8006

LOCAL, HANDCRAFTED VALENTINE GIFTS @ PELINDABA LAVENDER
(Friday-Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm, 269 Main Street)
Valentine’s Day Shopping made simple! Beautifully packaged products and gift wrap options available. Complimentary handwritten gift note included. (Some product exceptions apply). Read more...

JILLERY VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIALS
25 to 30% off on Amber Jewelry. Additional store-wide savings as well of at least 25%. 360-376-5525

SCORE! NIFTY THRIFTY OPENS FOR VALENTINES 3-DAY SPECIAL
(February 13, 14 & 15, 11 am - 4 pm @ Eastsound post office building)
Hundred+ new items out for sale, donations accepted too. Love Love Love You Orcas! Score is taking a February break & will re-open March 2.

WILD ROSE FEBRUARY SPECIAL
Psychic Reading for Couples $75. Call Deborah Darner, LMT, 360-376-4188
EVENTS THIS WEEK AND BEYOND
MOVIE: Dolittle
(Friday-Saturday, February 14-15, 7:30 pm @ Sea View Theater)
PG  2020 ‧ Fantasy/Action ‧ 1h 41m 360-376-5724

LIVE IN HD: THE MET OPERA PRESENTS: PORGY AND BESS
(Saturday, February 15, 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
A supremely American operatic masterpiece and the most ambitious work by one of the nation’s greatest musical talents,  Porgy and Bess  focuses on the joys and struggles of a black neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 20th century.  Read more...

AN OFF-CENTER DANCE PARTY
(Saturday, February 15, 8 pm @ Black Box Theater)
Featuring music by Orcas Island locals DJ Bruce Pavitt aka Space Buddha, DJ CARE aka Carrie Barroll, and VJ Marcell Marias. Tickets: $5 at the door, Ages 15+. Bar with ID.

HARPEJJI WITH JOEL GAMBLE
(Sunday, February 16, 7 pm @ The Barnacle)
Join the talented Joel Gamble for a ride on the Harpejji sound waves at an intimate performance.The Harpejji is a unique electric stringed musical instrument aims to bridge the gap in sound and technique between the guitar, bass guitar, and piano.  Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND: BUILDING A MORE INCLUSIVE PARADISE 
(Tuesday February 18, 6 pm @ Orcas Library)  
Orcas Island is this perfect backdrop for creating and living your best life, but for some, there is an undercurrent of intolerance and, in some cases, blatant racism.  Read more... Contact Mary Pugh at 360-376-4985 or mpugh@orcaslibrary.org .

ORCAS CENTER PRESENTS: CHE APALCHE
(Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 pm)
Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010.  Read more...
TOMATOES FROM SEED TO HARVEST
(Wednesday, February 19, 10 am @ Orcas Center)
Lopez Island home gardener Debby Hatch will describe how she germinates tomato seeds, raises sturdy seedlings, transplants them, trains growing plants and finally harvests tomatoes. Visit orcasislandgardenclub.orgRead more...
ORCAS ROTARY SPECIAL PRESENTATION
(Friday, February 21, 5-6 pm @ Episcopal Church) 
Susan Martin, PhD, is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. The title of this presentation is "Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century". Read more... For information: orcasrotary@gmail.com
 
"OUT OF THE SHADOWS" TICKETS NOW ON SALE
(Gala Event on Saturday, February 22 @ Orcas Center)
Event tickets only are still available.You don't want to miss this event, Featuring Jazz Man, Steve Alboucq and his Jazz Quartet, Movement Artist Jon Boogz and Spoken Word Artist Robin Sanders. Get your tickets today @ The Office Cupboard or Orcas Center. Read more... 360-376-2378
HISTORY MATINEE; ISLAND FARMING
(Sunday, February 23, 3 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall)
The Orcas Island Historical Museums is presenting a book talk with historian and author, Boyd Pratt. Farming in the San Juan Islands has always presented challenges and opportunities. The book is on sale at the museum. Hours are Wed-Sat, 11-3 pm. This is a free community event.
BUDDY MONDLOCK WITH MIKE LINDAUER AND MANDY TROXEL
(Sunday, February 23, 4 pm @ The Grange)
Afternoon concert by Nashville singersongwriter Buddy Mondlock, accompanied by Mike Lindauer. Doors open at 3:30 pm with non-alcoholic beverages and treats included. Mandy Troxel will open the show. Read more... houseconcertsandsuch.com. Tickets at the door or Brown paper tickets here. 

STUDENT MUSIC PERFORMANCE FUNDRAISER
(Sunday, February 23, 5:30 & 6:30 pm @ The Barnacle)
This is the 2 nd and final opportunity to enjoy emerging High School musicians perform. 100% of the nights proceeds support sending these music program kids to California for a special behind the scenes Disney musical adventure. Help them meet their fundraising goals, enjoy live music, and some food & drink. All ages welcome. Extended spirit-free menu. No cover. Bring cash to tip the band!

ORCAS ISLAND LITFEST
(Earlybird Tickets on Sale Now)
Between now and February 29, get $5 off your weekend pass. Coming this April 17–19, an annual celebration of literature and community returns to an inspiringly beautiful place. For more information, visit oilf.org.
OICMF BEETHOVEN QUARTETS
(Tickets are selling quickly for six concerts starting in June)
In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to announce that the complete cycle of Beethoven's String Quartets will be performed by the Miró Quartet this June. More information about the concerts here. Purchase tickets online here, call 360-376-2281x1 or stop by the Box Office. Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday: 12-3 pm.       
100 MUSICIANS! 1 GREAT CAUSE!
(Sunday, March 1, 3 pm @ High School Gym-Orcas Public Schools)
All are invited to this FUN annual benefit concert, and a post-concert reception, with Orcas Choral Society, the Community Band, Island Sinfonia and Orcas student musicians. Donations at the door and at  OIMAG.org  sustain the music program. Read more...

A NIGHT OF ART & WINE
(Wednesday, March 4, 5 -8 pm @ Orcas Island Winery) 
Delight in a night of art, wine and hands on inspiration with acclaimed Orcas Island artist, Brook Meinhardt, as you explore the contemporary works of Jean-Michel Basquiat. No experience is necessary. This is a benefit for AOK to help support art programs in our public schools.  Read more... RSVP to: aokartfororcaskids@gmail.com. Tickets can be purchased here.   
ANNOUNCEMENTS
HOW TO BECOME A CENSUS WORKER
(Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, 11-2 pm @ Orcas Library)
The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off peak hiring efforts for the 2020 Census. A representative from the Census Bureau will be available to get information on how to become a Census worker, as well as help in the application process. Wages are $20-22 Hour + mileage. Visit:  2020census.gov/en/jobs.html, or call 1-855-562-2020. 

A VOTER REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITY
San Juan County League of Women Voters will have a representative registering new voters in Eastsound as follows: Friday, February 14 & 21 Orcas Island Public Library 11 am to 1 pm. Read more... for other dates and locations.
EDC: CREATIVE CAREERS FORUM
(Saturday, February 15, 12-2:30 pm @ Friday Harbor) 
The San Juan County Economic Development Council invites students and career-seekers to their first Creative Careers Forum, a free informative session on working in careers such as design, applied and performing arts, architecture. Read more...

HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND
(Sunday, February 16, 12 - 3 pm @ 181 North Beach Rd)
Pioneer Museum will open 12-3 pm this Sunday for visitors. Winter hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12 -3 pm or by appointment. orcasmuseums.org. 360-376-4849

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING TASK FORCE MEETING
(Monday, February 17, 6-7:30 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
A series of meetings sponsored by Orcas Recycling Services (ORS), introduced this idea of eliminating food waste from our local garbage stream while creating a reusable resource.This group will offer many ways to become involved.  Read more... Marta Nielson, 360-317-4142.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH @ THE LIBRARY
(Special program Tuesday, February 18, 6 pm @ Library)
The Library will be celebrating Black History Month during February with several FREE events and activities. Read more...

EDC: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
(Wednesdays, February 19 - March 18 @ Friday Harbor) 
Higher-wage employment can be open to many who learn the skills of business management and leadership. The San Juan County Economic Development Council invites workers in the San Juan Islands to join in a Business Management & Leadership Skills course. Read more...
EMILY'S ESTATE SALE
(Saturday, February 22, 10 – 2 pm @ West Sound)
The sale is at 7 Emily’s Orchard Lane, just off Deer Harbor Road across from the West Sound Marina. Look for the “Peacock Crossing” sign. Furniture and household goods of Emily Reid, donated by Christina Orchid to Emmanuel Episcopal Parish St. Agnes Guild. Proceeds support parish buildings repair fund. 360-376-2352

EDC: PLUMBING BASICS
(March 3 – April 2 @ San Juan Island)
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a plumber? Check out our upcoming Plumbing Basics course, which is part of our ongoing trades education series. For more information or to apply, please see: www.sanjuansedc.org/trades/#upcoming.

2020 GiveOrcas CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(Deadline March 6)
Any nonprofit serving Orcas Island is invited to apply now through March 6 to be included. Applications will be vetted by the OICF Grants Committee; successful applications will be featured in the GiveOrcas grant catalog scheduled to be online April 29 – May 13, 2020. Read about the application process and download forms here. Read more...

ETERNAL CLOTHING SWAP AT ECO CLEANERS
(Open Monday-Friday, 2-7 pm or by appointment @ 1286 Mt. Baker Rd)
We now have an ongoing clothing-swap-rack and table at the laundry and dry cleaning facility. Bring an item - take an item - all free.We also take donations on an ongoing basis for shelters and charities on the mainland. 360-202-6226 ecocleanersinc.com

WOMEN'S WEEKEND 2020 W/ CRYSTAL SEAS KAYAKING
This summer you can enjoy three days of kayaking and first class camping on our Women’s Weekend!  Our "all female kayak crew"  will teach you new kayaking skills and help you build confidence as a paddler and camper. Come alone or with a friend to experience this adventure! Contact: Brooke Friesen  360-378-4223 Email:  adventures@crystalseas.com  Read more...

JOB OPENINGS ON CHAMBER WEBSITE:
Sea Quest Kayak Tours,  Orcas Food Co-op, Four Winds, The Exchange, Island Market, Roses Bakery Cafe, Madrona Bar and Grill, Orcas Veterinary Services, Doe Bay Resort, Outlook Inn, Orcas Hotel, Children's House, San Juan County, Brown Bear Baking, LEANTO, Kaleidoscope. See details for employment opportunities here .
RESTAURANT NEWS

Be sure to check the DINING GUIDE for updated days and time.
NEW LEAF CAFE OPEN FOR BREAKFAST
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 12:30 pm and Thursday, Friday & Monday, 8 am - 11:30 am. Opening soon for dinners.

CATKIN REOPENS!
Catkin Cafe reopens Saturday, February 15th. Breakfast and lunch all day 9 am - 3 pm. See you soon! Open Wednesdays-Sundays. 360-376-3242

DOE BAY CAFE
Happy Hour: 5-6 pm, Friday - Sunday; Dinner: 5-9 pm, Thursday – Sunday
Brunch 9 am – 2 pm, Saturday & Sunday; Thursday open mic 7-9 pm. Beneficiary Salmonberry; Friday live music 7-9 pm

PIZZERIA PORTOFINO NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH!
(Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday: 4-9 pm & Thursday-Sunday: 12-9 pm)

WINTER BREAKS: The Inn at Ship Bay: Re-opens Thursday, March 5!
NEW HOURS @ ROSES BAKERY CAFE
(382 Prune Alley, Eastsound)
Open for lunch only on Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 am - 3 pm.
ENTERTAINMENT

OPEN MIC, KARAOKE, LIVE MUSIC AT THESE LOCATIONS:
Lower Tavern, Doe Bay Cafe, Rosario, White Horse Pub, Luna's. Read more...
for days, hours, and phone numbers,
KARAOKE AT WHITE HORSE PUB
Join us for weekly Karaoke "Old School" style (3 ring binders, 1000's of songs and a stage to sing on), Saturdays at 9 pm.
SHOP THE ROCK
COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM BENEFITS FRESH BUCKS
The Fresh Bucks program is a partnership with the Orcas Community Resource Center, San Juan County Health and Community Services, and Orcas Food Co-op helping low income families stretch their dollars to make healthy food more affordable. Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS REOPENS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
(Open daily: 10 am - 4 pm @ 11 Pt. Lawrence Rd, Olga)
Come see our new work and fresh displays! Everything in the shop is made by your friends and neighbors on Orcas Island.

PAWKI'S HONORS INTERNATIONAL DOG BISCUIT APPRECIATION DAY
(Saturday, February 22 @ Pawki's Pet Store)
In honor of International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, Pawki’s is having a TREAT Sale ~ All Dog & Cat Treats are 10% off * including dental chews!
OMARI BEAUTY BAR FEBRUARY SPECIALS
This is such a wonderful time of year to slow down, catch up on sleep and rejuvenate one's entire being. This is also the time of year when our skin can and should be exposed to more exfoliation and hydration. Specials on self-care this month include: The Restore & Renew Facial, and The Lash Lift & Tint. Read more... OmariBeautyBar.com Call/text: 360-378-7638.

MASTER GARDENERS NATIVE PLANT SALE ONLINE
(Order Deadline is March 6)
Interested in native plants for your landscape? Order bundles of bare root plants now for delivery in March for spring planting. Full descriptions, cultural requirements, and ordering here. Read more...

MASTER GARDENERS NATIVE PLANT SALE ON FRIDAY HARBOR
(Saturday, March 21, 9 - 12 pm @ SJC Fairgrounds)
Attend the sale for a large selection of locally grown natives from Salish Seeds Nursery, and many additional plants in containers not including in early ordering. Full descriptions, cultural requirements, and ordering here . Orcas residents can pick up online orders at the Orcas Island Grange, March 21.
ORCASONG BOTANICALS
OrcaSong Botanicals is now at Island Market! Enjoy our experienced based, high-quality line of botanical blends infused with CBD. We grow many of the plants featured in our products. Visit orcasongbotanicals.com.
ART OF THE SALISH SEA CLOSES
(Closing end of February)
Everything is to be sold: fixtures, antique display cabinets, and inventory.
Hutch with two glass doors center panel, all heavy beveled glass, mirrored, body made of oak. Tall curio cabinet lighted. Shorter mahogany cabinet, large teak table. Stands, racks, card and print racks. Open Thursday-Monday,
11- 3 pm. Call Denise Wilk for more information: 360-376-4663.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
FELDENKRAIS-AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT CLASS
(Saturday, February 22 & Saturday, March 28 @ North Beach Inn)
9 am - 4 pm or half day 9 am - 12 pm or 1 pm - 4 pm. Information and registration here. 206-383-7705 Read more...
MID-WEEK RETREAT FOR ISLANDERS ONLY!
(Wednesday - Friday, until April 2020, @ Rosario Spa)
Buy 1, get 1 1/2 off! Treat yourself to a spa day starting with a 60 minute Island Time Massage, into a 60 minute Rosario Signature Facial. Take 10% off any other same-day services. Read more... 360-376-2152  ext. 600
ART AND MUSEUMS
SPRING MAKERS FAIR- Call for Artisans, Makers and Innovators
(For event on Saturday, March 28 @ Orcas Center)
A benefit for the Orcas Center presented by the San Juan Makers Guild. If you are a Maker in the Arts, we welcome you to submit your work for this fun and lively juried exhibition. Read more... oneisland.org/sanjuanmakersguild

“MAN-MADE” Art @ Orcas Center throughout February
Come see art made by local men: beautiful art, carvings, sculpture, furniture, drawings, paintings, pottery, glass etc.
MARCH ART EXHIBIT @ ORCAS CENTER: “FIBER ART”
(Intake for fiber arts: March 4, 10:30-12:30; Opening reception: March 6, 5:30-7 pm)
The Visual Arts Committee at Orcas Center is highlighting these beautiful creations through the month of March. We are seeking pieces which are meant to be displayed as art and also those that are wearable.
If you are interested in providing a demonstration or have any other questions, please call Kathy Youngren: 360-472-0824 or Janis Mattox: 360-376-3778. Read more...
WAFD BANK ARTIST OF THE MONTH:  Carla Stanley
Carla is a drawing artist who creates paper goods and wall art. You can find her line of art at Darvill’s, Office Cupboard, Country Corner and the Farmers Market. With Valentine’s Day coming, Carla has made over 100 hearts of various sizes out of foam, paper and paints.

ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Pioneer Museum open 12-3 pm Wednesday-Saturday. Crow Valley School open by appointment. orcasmuseums.org . 360-376-4849
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