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Colleen Smith, President
Terri Gilleland, Secretary
Kim Morgan, Treasurer
Susan Gudgell, past-President
Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Michele Wiley, Volunteer
PO Box 252
65 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
Office: (360) 376-2273
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(Owners: Bill and Carolyn McGown)
Bright, modern and centrally located in Eastsound, Light Haus vacation rentals are stylishly decorated and ready to accommodate your next island getaway. Perfect for two couples or small families, our two bedroom/two bath homes sleep 5 people and feature high-end, plush king beds, luxury linens, decks with beautiful views and fully appointed kitchens.
Events This Week & Beyond
ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
(Runs until Saturday, August 18 @ Orcas Center)
It's Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival's 21st Season! Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann has put together a stellar lineup of internationally renowned musicians for this series of 10 evening concerts, plus extraordinary daytime events for all ages.
Highlights of the Festival include an evening of all six Brandenburg Concertos, a visit from mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, a free Children's Concert featuring Peter and the Wolf, a rehearsal that is free for senior citizens to attend, a highly entertaining chat with Jon Kimura Parker, and a lively series of daytime lectures to enlighten audiences about evening concerts.
INFORMATION: Tickets are required for all events and are available online at oicmf.org or at Orcas Center Box Office; phone 360-376-2281.
2018 ORCAS ISLAND ARTIST'S STUDIO TOUR
(Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm)
This is your chance to visit the working studios of over 30 premier Orcas Island Artists. See first hand how and where those special techniques are being mastered, meet the artists and purchase their most recent work. Watercolors, stone cutting, woodwork, forging, encaustics, ceramics, fiber arts, sculpture, photography, jewelry, printmaking, paintings and more. Don't forget the artists' preview show running August 2 thru September 5 at the Orcas Center. Plan to see the Studio Tour during the day and attend the Chamber Music Festival at night.
JACQUELINE KEMPFER - ARTIST'S STUDIO TOUR & 20% SALE!
(Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 11:00 am-5:00 pm @ 474 North Beach Road)
Jacqueline Kempfer is pleased to announce her participation in the 2018 Orcas Island Artists' Studio Tour. The public is invited to view her gallery of paintings, including Orcas Island scenery, in the mediums of watercolor, oil, and Sumi ink. There will be daily watercolor or Sumi ink demonstrations. Jackie will be offering a 20% discount on all painting purchases and free gift wrap! Open 11:00 am - 5:00 pm during the Studio Tour.
KINGFISHER EASTSOUND STUDIO - ARTIST'S STUDIO TOUR
(Friday-Sunday, August 10 -12, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm @ 474 North Beach Road)
Check out the Orcas-inspired Chinese brush paintings and snarky watercolors done by Jean
Agapoff at Kingfisher Eastsound Studio. Jean's paintings capture the spirit of the many island
animals using sumi ink and Chinese watercolor. Matted and framed paintings, cards, and
scrolls are available, as well as Kingfisher Wraps (an alternative to plastic wrap). Demos
possible all three days.
CROW VALLEY GALLERY: 'MEANDERINGS' BY DAVID RIDGWAY
(Reception Friday, August 10, 3 pm - 7 pm)
(Show August 10 - September 10)
Crow Valley Gallery is excited to present ... David Ridgway 'Meanderings'. A showing of new works by one of Orcas Island's best loved painters. With a focus on favorite island highlights. A Fabulous Collection! Showing at 296 Main Street.
Please join us for an opening reception: Friday, August 10th, 3 pm to 7 pm. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4260
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Ant Man & the Wasp
(Friday-Saturday, August 10-11, 8:00 pm @ Seaview Theater)
"Ant Man & Wasp" shows this weekend. Rated PG-13.
(Saturday, August 11, 10:00-3:00 pm
@ Village Green)
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(Saturday, August 11, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
Thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs stacked across tables in the parking lot of the Library, creating bustling aisles of eager bargain hunters in support of a good cause. Books are sorted by categories and include fiction, history, geography, mystery, cookbooks, sci-fi/westerns and books for children and teens. Proceeds benefit the Library throughout the year. Debit and credit cards accepted.
ook forward to seeing you
for the 62nd
Annual Library Fair in the Library parking lot.
MUSIC AT THE VILLAGE GREEN: ORCATRAZZ
(Sunday, August 12; 5 pm - 7 pm)
Enjoy the summer sun and summer sounds of Orcatrazz on the Village Green in Eastsound. Bring a chair, or a blanket and sit back and enjoy the sounds of this Orcas Island music machine.
SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR
(Wednesday-Saturday, August 15 - 18 @ San Juan County Fairgrounds)
We've teamed up with the
San Juan Islands National Monument
this year to bring you a Picture-Perfect, Hashtag-Worthy, Rockin' Fair! Check out the website for events, camping, entertainment and food.
(Saturday, August 18, 8:00 am -2:00 pm @ Buck Park, Mt. Baker Rd)
Calling all pickleball players! Whether recreational or advanced, there is a place for you on the bright blue courts of Orcas Island. Please join us for Mixed, Women's or Men's Doubles. No partner? No problem! We'll try and find you a match. Registration is easy - pick up a form at the courts or email
. $35/person entry fee. Sponsored by the Orcas Island Rotary Club as a fundraiser for the Farm Fund, Orcas Family Resource Center and Orcas Center Ticket Subsidy Program. Come out and play!
BROWN BAG CONCERTS
(Wednesday, August 15, 22, 29, 12:00 pm @ Episcopal Church)
Please join us for Brown Bag Concerts this summer on Wednesdays starting promptly at noon in the church. You are welcome to linger afterwards and enjoy your brown bag lunch on the lawn or in the Parish Hall.
August 15, Marianne Lewis;
August 22, Brass Ensemble;
August 29, Tre Voci Trio.
LEO LAMBIEL PUBLIC ART SALE
(Saturday, August 25 10:00-5:00 pm; Sunday, August 26 11:00-4:00 pm @ Lambiel Museum)
NO PARKING ONSITE - MEET AT ORCAS CENTER
Leo Lambiel is putting his art collection up for sale to the public. For over 50 years he has collected original art from artists in the San Juan Islands. With literally thousands of pieces, this is not a sale to miss. Orcas Center teams up with Lambiel to bring this sale to the public. A percentage of sales will be donated to Orcas Center for the Arts.
NOTE: There will be absolutely NO parking onsite. Parking at Orcas Center required. Shuttles to and from the museum will be provided every 30 minutes.
SPOOKY TALES RETURN TO ORCAS HISTORICAL MUSEUMS
(Wednesdays, 8:00 pm @ Pioneer Museum and Fridays, 5:00 pm @ Crow Valley School Museum, through August 31)
Professional storyteller, Antoinette Botsford, embellishes verifiable historical data with imagination to result in intriguing stories that keep the audience, sometimes as young as six years old--some as old as ninety-- hanging on every word! Ticket prices are $10 adults, $8 members, and $5 (under 18). Reservations are recommended. Both venues have limited seating.
INFORMATION: Purchase tickets in advance through the website, at the museum, or by phone with a credit card at 360-376-4849.
ISLAND ARTFLOW PAINT CLASS
(Wednesday, August 15)
Have a glass of wine and paint your own canvas at Orcas Island Winery! $40 per person covers your canvas, paint, and step-by-step art instruction for the evening. No art experience needed! Limit of 20 participants. Cheers!
WINE TASTING ISLAND MARKET
every other Thursday from 4:00 -6:00 pm in the beverage department of the Island Market. (August 9 and 23). Thursday, August 9, we'll be tasting Underwood wine with our guest pourer, Kristoffer Heacox, from Young's market, one of our premier wine distributors.
DOE BAY WINE COMPANY FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
(Thursday, August 9, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm @ Doe Bay Wine Company)
It seems like its been longer than a year, doesn't it?!
Enjoy 10% discounts on All Wines in the Shop and see the unveiling of our New Snack Menu!
We would love to see you and thank you in person if you have time to stop by. Here's to many more years of great eating, drinking & laughing. We wouldn't be here without your support.
Bring a friend and come raise a glass with us! Thank you, Cole & Stephanie.
3% THURSDAY FOR FARM TO CAFETERIA PROGRAM
(Thursday, August 16, 2018 All Day @ Orcas Food Co-op)
Farm to Cafeteria Program
3% of the gross receipts of Orcas Food Co-op sales on Thursday, August 16.
You can also Round-up at the Register all month long to donate to
The Farm to Cafeteria Program
When your cashier asks you if you want to round up for
The Farm to Cafeteria Program
simply say "Yes!" and you can help support the youth of the island. If you'd like to donate
than the roundup you can do that too. Just let your cashier know the amount you want to donate, and they can add it to your transaction.
ISLAND MARKET SPECIAL HATCH CHILI ROAST
(Friday-Saturday, August 17-18, 10:00 am-5:00 pm @ Island Market)
Join us at the annual Hatch Chile Roast at your Island Market! Come taste fresh roasted Hatch Chile's from Hatch, New Mexico. We will have recipes and items to try from every department. This is an event you don't want to miss! Pre-order cases at
ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE
Window Washing: If you let us know at what times of the year you want your windows washed, we can put you in our schedule. As of AUGUST first, 2018, we can start booking window washing dates for mid-September on.
Health and Wellness
OPEN BOOK NIGHT
(Friday, August 24, 6:00 -7:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Now in its second month, Open Book Night invites the yogic community to gather together for a friendly sharing circle. Come to discuss insights, poetry, music, interesting readings/thoughts on life, dreams, etc. Anyone is also welcome to attend as a space holder by bringing an open mind and curious ears.
138 North Beach Road, Eastsound (f
ollowed by Crystal Bowls w/ Yin + CBD)
LIVE SOUND HEALING WITH EVENING YOGA
(Every Friday in August from 8:00 -9:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
Melt away the stresses of your week each Friday in August with dreamy candlelit evenings hosted by talented musicians in collaboration with our resident yoga teachers. Combining synergistic sensory and somatic healing modalities like yin yoga and breathe work, sitar and crystal bowls, cacao and CBD oil, and much more.
Event Pricing: $20 cash or PayPal (studio passes do not apply) 138 North Beach Road, Eastsound
OMARI BEAUTY BAR
(Through August 31st)
Brightening and Firming Maui Facial:
Experience a renewed sense of well-being while feeding your skin a cocktail of potent antioxidants and pure Vitamin C. Pineapple, cherry and papaya enzymes work to remove surface dullness while lactic acid hydrates and brightens. A firming mask and overnight peel bathe the skin in hydration and fine-line correctives. Reserve your appointment for a tropical oasis today!
WILD ROSE LTD
(Through August 31st)
Swedish Massage. One hour for $70.
INFORMATION: Deborah Darner, LMT, 360-376-4188
ATLANTIC NET PENS DISCUSSION
(Thursday, August 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Emmanuel Parish Hall)
You're invited to join Kurt Beardslee of Wild Fish Conservancy for a public discussion on PRV (Piscine Reovirus) in Puget Sound.
Orcas Food Co-op will be providing some great snacks and refreshments. We are proud to co-host this event and support the efforts of
Our Sound, Our Salmon
and the phasing out of Atlantic Salmon Net Pens in Washington State waters. Atlantic Salmon Net Pen operations threaten wild salmon populations already on the verge of extinction.
Admission is FREE.
(Goes until August 31, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm @ Madrona Point Insurance)
Unopened supplies can be dropped off at 294 A Street: paper, pencils and pens, pencil boxes, highlighters, markers, crayons, binders, glue sticks rulers, scissors, sanitizers, backpacks.
INFORMATION: call 360-376-5707
SUP AND KAYAK RACING AT WEST BEACH RESORT
(Tuesdays & Fridays: SUP and Saturdays: Kayaks, 5:30 pm @ West Beach Resort)
Join us for SUP and kayak racing this summer! $8/craft entry fee, winner receives a free off-season night stay (restrictions apply). Double kayak races are on Saturdays at 5:30 pm; SUP racing is Fridays and Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Submit your entries at the front desk no later than 5:15 pm the da
y of the race.
BMX NIGHTS AT CAMP ORKILA
(Tuesdays until September 4, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Camp Orkila)
Free. Open to all ages who can ride a bike! BMX bikes and helmets provided first come, first serve. Requirements: Signed Consent form for all
riders, Long Sleeve, Long Pants, Closed toe shoes. no exceptions!
ORCAS ISLAND BLOOD DRIVE
(Thursday, August 16, 11:00 am-5:00 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station)
Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority. Your single donation can help save up to three patients. Please bring photo ID to the blood drive. Sponsored by the Orcas Island Lions Club.
Restaurant News & Dining Deals
BURGERS AND LIVE MUSIC
(Saturday, August 11, 11:00 AM - 2:00 pm @ Orcas Food Co-op Courtyard)
CO-OP BURGERS are happening! Get your 100% Grassfed Burger or marinated portobello mushroom burger from 11am-2pm. Just $9.99 for a sizzling hot and fresh burger! Check out live music in the co-op commons with Carolyn Caruso 12:00-
THE KITCHEN SPECIAL INCLUDES MUSIC THIS WEEKEND!
SOCIAL HOUR AT THE LOFT
We are excited to announce Social Hour on the Deck from 5:00-6:00 pm Friday-Wednesday nights in The Loft.
Discounted drinks and some great small plates. Judd Cove oyster shooters...Coffelt Farms lamb liver pate...Buck Bay Clams.
Join us on the deck!
Second Mondays, 8:00-10:00 pm;
All musicians, poets, storytellers, voices of the voiceless, loud mouths, comedians, magicians, talents of basic and varying levels of obscurity welcome. Everyone is invited to perform on the Orcas Center stage for NEW! monthly open mic. Martin Gomez to host.
Choice wine and beer by Doe Bay Winery available for purchase in the lobby.
Tuesdays at 9:00 pm;
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink.
Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Doe Bay Supports Teens in Public Service
Each Thursday in August, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree sold to Teens in Public Service. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! This week our host is Danny Herasymchuck. The Café is open from 5:00-10:00 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm.
KARAOKE & LIVE MUSIC:
LIVE MUSIC FEATURING SINGER-SONGWRITER MADISON WEST
(Sundays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Cascade Bay Grill at Rosario Marina)
Orcas-raised Madison West is a talented pop-folk singer-songwriter currently studying at Berklee College of Music.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
(Tuesdays-Saturdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Rosario Resort)
Note: No concert Saturday, August 11
Enjoy a presentation of music and history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ, stories of the Mansion's most colorful residents, and Christopher's original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Complimentary and open to the public.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
LIVE MUSIC BY "ALMOST CLASSICAL"
(Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 pm @ Deer Harbor Inn)
Exquisite classical music with a touch of pop by this accomplished string and piano trio who have played Carnegie Hall and toured in Europe.
AT LOWER TAVERN
(Wednesdays at 8:00 pm)
Play Trivia with friends.
(Fridays at 9:30 pm)
Karaoke! You know you want to check it out!
LIVE MUSIC WITH GENE NERY
(Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 @ Cascade Bay Grill and Fridays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Moran Lounge, Rosario Resort)
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
LIVE MUSIC FEATURING MARTINIS & MARTIN: ROSARIO RESORT
(Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Rosario Resort Moran Lounge)
Join Martin Lund for an evening of hand-crafted cocktails and live music. Martin Lund, an island favorite and jazzman extraordinaire, considers himself a "musical chef."
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222
LIVE PIANO MUSIC BY RON MYERS
(Fridays-Sundays, 5:00 pm -9:00 pm @ Deer Harbor Inn)
One of the island's favorites, piano player Ron Myers will entertain you while you dine.
Art & Museum Shows
WASHINGTON FEDERAL'S ARTIST OF THE MONTH: B. SADIE BAILEY
Long-time local M=multi-media folk artist B. Sadie Bailey is the August Artist of the Month at Washington Federal with a show theme entitled "Creatures and Beings." Works included span many years. Show runs through August. Washington Federal is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
SEPTEMBER ART EXHIBIT AT ORCAS CENTER
ART QUILTS BY SHEILA GAQUIN and COMMUNITY ART SHOW
(Opening reception Friday, September 7, 5:30-7:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
Many of Sheila Gaquin's pieces have been juried into international quilt shows and she has a small piece in the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum.
Sheila is a member of the Studio Art Quilt association who defines an art quilt as "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched, or that references this form of stitched layered structure."
Community Art Show in the Madrona Room: The Visual Arts Committee will be recieving art from community members Sept 5th, 10:00 to 2:00.
CREATIVE MINDS ART GALLERY
(Suite F-1, Our House Building, 123 North Beach Rd)
Artist, Janet Gadallah, Creative Minds Art Gallery, on Orcas Island, is a gem in the San Juan Islands. It is the first artist cooperative to open in the San Juan Islands since Orcas Island Artworks in Olga so many years ago. The gallery is home to several island artists and debuts several northwest artists whose work has previously only been available by commission. Contact: 360-622-5309
THE ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS
The Orcas Island Artworks Gallery is a favorite Orcas destination housed in a historic building on the island's East side. Built in 1938 as a strawberry barreling plant, the lovingly restored landmark now showcases the best of our island's crafts and fine arts. Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4408
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday,
11:00 - 4:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00-3:00 pm or by appointment. There is a great selection of Gift Shop items. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm.
The Crow Valley School is open Thursday and Sunday, 10:00-3:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10:00-4:00 pm for the summer season. You can also visit the school by appointment.
MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
(Open Daily 8:00 am - 9:00 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm daily. The tour is free.
INFORMATION: Call Rosario at 360-376-2152
Local Employment Opportunities
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Part-time position at the Chamber of Commerce. Three days a week, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (4:00 pm during busy season.) Applicants should have an above-average knowledge of Orcas Island and good communication and computer skills. The position begins on Monday, September 10 (for training purposes), with Monday, September 17 for the actual position.
FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN AT ROCKISLAND
Will need to provide excellent technical and customer service for residential and business customers at their premises and in remote locations. Must fully support internal operations, be a team player and be able to work independently. Physical requirements and excellent communication skills. Full time. Excellent benefits - Experience a plus.
INFORMATION: Stop by Rock Island's Eastsound Office for an application, or send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking dishwasher for Tuesdays/Sundays.
Hourly plus tips and dinner!
Please pm me or call 415-299-1088
INFORMATION: call 415-299-1088
GIRL MEETS DIRT HIRING
Looking for a reliable, well paying job wi
th an awesome team of food loving women? Please see the link with listing for Production Team Member and apply via email or in person at 208 Enchanted Forest Rd.
MADRONA BAR AND GRILL
Hiring line cooks, dishwashers, servers and bussers.
INFORMATION: call 360-376-7171 or apply in person.
ISLAND MARKET OPENINGS
F/T Cashier, F/T Meat Cutter/Wrapper, F/T Deli/Bakery Clerk.
Benefits include 100% PAID medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees, 401k plans, paid time off program, discounts on gas and health club.
SAN JUAN COUNTY LAND BANK: Orcas Island Preserve Steward
The Preserve Steward is responsible for all aspects of managing Land Bank Preserves on Orcas Island.
Part-time 32 Hours per Week, Non-Exempt.
Range H-9, Step 1 - 3, $27.75 to $30.27.
ORCAS ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT IS HIRING
Open positions: custodian, para-educators, teachers.
THE KITCHEN IS HIRING
All positions--Prep Cooks, Line Cooks, Customer Service.
Give us a call or stop by!
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP IS HIRING
Full time, part time and seasonal positions are currently available.
Benefits include paid personal leave, free yoga classes, a 20% store discount, 50% shift lunch, paid vacation for those working more than 20 hours/week, and more.
ORCAS CENTER IS HIRING
Orcas Center Job Opportunities:
Executive Director (PERMANENT POSITION)
Hospitality Committee *volunteers,
INFORMATION: Click here for more information or call 360-376-2281 ext 4
The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce works daily to support our community's businesses and organizations. Please support Chamber of Commerce members when making your buying decisions. The value of a dollar spent locally cannot be overstated. Think Local - Buy Local - Orcas First!
The Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful island!
Lance Evans, Executive Director
Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Boyd, Staff
Carol Kulminski, Staff
Michele Wiley, Volunteer
Madie Murray, Volunteer