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Board of Directors
Colleen Smith, President
Terri Gilleland, Secretary 
Kim Morgan, Treasurer  
Lee Horswill
Marlace Hughes
Kathy Kantrud
Jacob Linnes
Stephanie Sisson
Holly Southern
Erin Wygant (Visitors Bureau) 
Susan Gudgell, past-President 



Staff 
Lance Evans
Executive Director

Ashley Randall, 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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Hops on The Rock Beer Festival Weekend Events!
 
Thursday, November 8
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Island Market Tasting
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Lower Tavern featuring Island Hoppin' & San Juan Island Brewing Co.


Friday, November 9
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm - The Madrona featuring Illuminati Brewing
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Island Market Tasting
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Doe Bay Wine Company Tasting
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - The Lower Tavern featuring 20 Corners Brewing

PRE-HOPS on the ROCK - BREWERS NIGHT & TAPS TAKEOVER
5:30 pm till the swag is gone. 
Chuckanut Brewers are dropping knowledge this Friday at The Barnacle. Tap specials, beer cocktails, and free swag.  


Saturday, November 10
9:00 am - 2nd Annual 5K Beer Run 
@ Orcas Crossfit and Athletics
Challenge yourself to our 5k run/walk, and then cheers to your feat by attending Orcas Islands 2nd Annual Hops on the Rock Beer Festival. 
To register and pay, please visit us at Orcas Athletics and CrossFit! 


11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Hops on the Rock Main Event in Eastsound!
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T aste your favorite microbrews, explore new ones, and hobnob with brew folk at the Orcas Island Beer Fest. More than 20 small artisan breweries from around the Northwest will tap their kegs under a heated tent on Prune Alley! There will be tasty local food and live music. See  hopsontherock.com  for more information.



Hops on the Rock is a 21+ event so please bring your ID.
 
Chamber Welcomes New Member!

ORCAS LIGHTING & SOUND
(Owner: Darin Leong)
We specialize in special event lighting and sound serivce. Whether you are doing a private party or a wedding we can handle any size event and configuration. With over 15 years experience in show production, sound and stage lighting we will bring professional experience to your gathering. Based on Orcas Island we service all venues on Orcas, San Juan and Lopez Island.

Phone:  360-746-2544

Events This Week & Beyond

DEER HARBOR NOVEMBER POTLUCK
(Friday, November 9, 6:30 pm @ Deer Harbor Community Club)
Join us for our Thanksgiving Potluck! The Auxiliary is providing the turkey and gravy. Please bring a side dish to share, along with your place setting and beverage.  We're also accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Food Bank, so please bring what you can. Acceptable donations are food items that are factory sealed and no more than two years outdated. No home-produced goods. We also accept fresh, clean fruits and vegetables. Everyone is welcome!


MOVIE OF THE WEEK:   A Star is Born
(Friday-Saturday, November 9-10, 7:30 pm @ Seaview Theater)
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight.

INFORMATION: 360-376-5724


AMERICAN LEGION HONORS VETERAN'S
(Sunday, November 11, 11:00 am @ the Legion Hall, 793 Crescent Beach Dr)
The American Legion will honor our veterans with a Veteran's Day Service on 11/11 at 11!
This day has always been a day deciated to honoring all veterans who have served their country. Light refreshments will be served .

INFORMATION: 360-376-4987 or email info@orcaspost93.org


SACRED JOURNEYS PRESENTED BY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(Sunday, November 11, 3:00 pm @ Seaview Theater)
We are pleased to announce "Sacred Journeys," an evening of film and information on tribal journeys by canoe. It features a presentation by Sharon Kinley, Director of the Coast Salish Institute at Northwest Indian College, and a showing of the film "Glwa: Resurgence of the Ocean Going Canoe."  This is an important fundraiser that supports capacity building at Orcas Island Historical Museums for cross cultural events and also the upcoming "Sacred Journeys" traveling exhibit on ancient canoe culture and today's canoe resurgence.  The ticket price is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. The ticket price includes appetizers, the film and the discussion. 

INFORMATION: Tickets at Historical Museum, online orcasmuseums.org , or call 360-376-4849.


THE ORCAS ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT HONORS OUR VETERANS
(Tuesday, November 13, 8:45 am @ Orcas Island School) 
All community members are invited, most especially veterans, to a Veterans' Day Assembly.  The event will start with a continental breakfast at 8:45 in the cafeteria. Please RSVP for the breakfast by leaving a message at  360-376-2286.  The assembly will begin at 9:30. All grades,  K-12, will honor our veterans.  The Community Band will play patriotic music, elementary school students will provide quotes and sing songs highlighting the meaning of service, and middle/high school students will honor our veterans with a "White Table." (The table is a place of honor, set in memory of fallen, missing , or imprisoned military service-members.)  We are honored to have Pat Ayers, a veteran nurse with the Navy, be a featured speaker at the event. 

INFORMATION: RSVP for breakfast at 360-376-2286


ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM
(Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 am @ Orcas Center)
Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik will present a photo-illustrated talk on her botanical travels to New Zealand entitled "A Yankee Botanist's Search for Native New Zealand Bush". She will bring her cards, prints, and original botanical art along with a selection of silk scarves for sale; 35% of proceeds are gifted back to the garden club. Visitors are encouraged to become a member of the garden club. All attendees may socialize, share gardening info and advice, and enjoy treats in the social hour following the meeting.



CELEBRATE INDIAN ISLAND
(Thursday, November 15, 5:30 pm @ Episcopal Parish Hall)
Kwiaht and community scientists of the Indian Island Marine Health Observatory invite the public to the ninth annual monitoring report on Indian Island and Fishing Bay, Eastsound's "window on the sea". Music, displays, tributes to volunteers and a slideshow presentation of this past year's research results will be followed by a light buffet provided by the Orcas Village Store. Everything is free, and family friendly.

INFORMATION: email info@kwiaht.org


FLOATING UKULELE JAM
(Thursday, November 15, 6:45 pm @ Ferry Landing-Interisland Ferry)
It's time for the Third Thursday Floating Ukulele Jam! Bring your uke, your friends, and some songs to share and join us on the interisland ferry on Thursday, November 15: departs Friday Harbor at 5:45 pm, Orcas at 6:45 pm, Shaw at 7:00 pm, swings over to Lopez at 7:20 pm, then back home again. Everyone invited to play, sing along, or just listen and enjoy the company - please help spread the word throughout the county! 



GIVING THANKS TOGETHER: THANKSGIVING EVE 
(Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 pm @ Orcas Island Community Church)
happy_thanksgiving_card.jpg The Community Church invites you to join us on Thanksgiving eve as we gather together with the Episcopal, Catholic, and Lutheran churches in a community-wide celebration of thankfulness for all the good gifts we have been given.  "This is a new collaboration between the island churches. In the years to come, this service will be hosted by our different congregations," explains senior pastor Brian Moss. "I am glad that we are coming together as a community to share in this time of gratitude."

INFORMATION: 360-376-6422


COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING
(Thursday, November 22, 4:30 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Once again the Odd Fellows will be holding their traditional Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Those attending, please bring the following suggested potluck contributions based on the beginning letter of your last name:  A - H Dessert,  I - L Salad,  M - Z Your favorite side dish.
Feel free to bring your famous specialty dish instead of the suggested one above. Reservations can be made if your group is six or more. P lease bring your own plates, napkins and cups, if possible.

INFORMATION: call Didier Gincig at 360-298-0362


THE OLGA SYMPHONY, MORE OR LESS
(Friday-Saturday, November 23-24, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Join Melinda, Gordon, JP, and Anita as they once again bring us a romping rollicking good musical time. Performing old favorites and new, they'll be singing, playing guitar, fiddle, bass, banjo, mandolin, even saw; you never know just what they might get up to, but you know they will look good and have fun doing it. This year, The Symphony will be joined by very special and talented guests Mandy Troxel, Tom Rawson, Paris Wilson, and Mel Urbanozo for good times and great music! Tickets just $6 and are available at Orcas Center, orcascenter.org, or by calling 360-376-2281.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2281

Announcements


VETERAN'S NAVIGATORS AVAILABLE TO HELP
(Saturday, November 10, 9:00 am-3:00 pm @ Public School Cafeteria)
We are pleased to announce that the Navigators will be at the Orcas Island Public School Cafeteria and Library on Saturday, November 10 (the last group of veterans will be taken for their one-on-one with a Veteran Navigator at 2:00 pm). The Veteran Navigators volunteer their time in Whatcom County one Saturday each month with the exception of December and two summer months.  If you miss the Veteran Navigators on November 10, take a look at their Facebook page (Whatcom County Veteran Navigators) to find out where they will be assisting veterans in Whatcom County in January.

INFORMATION: Facebook page


EDC WORKSHOP: PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE LAW 
(Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm @ Heritage Bank, Friday Harbor)
Business owners and bookkeepers will learn the details of Washington State's new paid family and medical leave law. Join the EDC and the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD), for this free and important workshop. 
The class will cover the new Paid Family & Medical Leave Law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to most employees beginning this year.  
 
INFORMATION: Registration required. Call 360-378-2906 or email  summer@sanjuansedc.org


OPALCO SHARING THE LOAD
(Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 pm @ OPALCO office)
Let's talk about YOUR electric co-op.  Join the OPALCO board for town hall style listening sessions. Have some feedback to share with OPALCO leadership? Stop by to ask questions or engage in conversation with your elected co-op board.  The OPALCO board of directors is in the process of finalizing the 2019 budget and upcoming rates.  They would love to hear from the members as they move forward into planning for next year and beyond.

INFORMATION: 360-317-7203


COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM LOGO/ARTWORK CONTEST 
(Submit by December 15 to Orcas Food Co-op)
Orcas Food Co-op is calling on our island community to contribute artwork that could be created into a logo to symbolize our Community Hero Program.  Winner will receive $100 co-op gift certificate, a $100 donation to the Community Hero Program recipient of your choice as well as design recognition!   Art Specifications:  Send your art submission in a refined form (Photo, JPEG, PDF, ID or AI file) with a limit of 3-4 colors (we prefer artwork in colors that match our current color palette)  to  marketing@orcasfood.coop.


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FRIDAY NIGHT TASTING-WINES FOR FALL AND WELCOME BACK PRINTSHOP
(Friday, November 9, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm @ Doe Bay Wine Company)
Doe Bay Wine Company Please join us at Doe Bay Wine Company for a special Friday night tasting featuring some of our favorite wines for the season. Wines that work with candles, books, soups and fires. Bottles that will warm you to the toes and leave a healthy glow upon your cheeks.  Stephanie and Clarissa will walk you through this flight of wines from around the world (including Spain, Sardegna, Portugal and California) and we'll have meats and cheeses to snack on.The tasting is $15.

INFORMATION: 360-376-7467


PRINTSHOP ON ORCAS IS OPEN!
(Friday, November 9, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm @ Printshop Northwest)
Come celebrate with us this Friday from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Music, food, and if you bring in your own shirt we will print on it for $5! Also, 20% off storewide (through Sunday).

INFORMATION: 360-622-6277


ARTWORKS SALE!
(Sunday, November 11; 10:00 am-4:00 pm @ Orcas Island Artworks)
The Orcas Island Artworks offers 20% OFF everything in the gallery, including the James Hardman Gallery upstairs, one day only - Sunday, November 11, from 10 to 4. Everything in the shop is made by your friends and neighbors on Orcas Island. 

INFORMATION: 376-4408.


PELINDABA HONORS VETERANS
(November 12)
In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day - Pelindaba Lavender would like to express our appreciation for both our current Military Men and Women and our Veterans. Did you know Pelindaba Lavender offers a Military discount? Visit us Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 am- 
5:00 pm.

INFORMATION: pelindabalavender.com


COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM:  Kaleidoscope Preschool & Daycare Center 
(November Register Round up & 3% Thursday, November 15 @ Orcas Food Coop)            Orcas Food Co-op  K aleidoscope Preschool & Daycare Center  will receive 3% of the gross receipts of Orcas Food Co-op sales on Thursday, November 15. In 1991, Kaleidoscope evolved from a grassroots effort in the Orcas Island community to fulfill a critical need for child care. Round-up at the Register during November as a part of our Community Shopping program. It's easy to Round Up your purchase. When your cashier asks you if you want to round up, simply say "Yes!" and you can help support the youth of the island. If you'd like to donate more than the roundup you can do that, too. Donating to a great cause couldn't get much simpler than that! Click here to learn more about the Co-op's 

INFORMATION: orcasfood.coop/community_giving360-376-2009
 

TRES FABU! MANY THANKS TO YOU!
My sincerest thanks to everyone who made our 20th anniversary party such a huge success!  With your help, we raised $4,500 for OPAL's new project at April's Grove!  We are tickled pink to have such a wonderful community of friends, and your generosity is profoundly appreciated.  Together, we did this!  OPEN MON - SAT, 11 - 4 through the holidays.

INFORMATION: 360-376-ROSE


TIME TO TALK  TURKEY (AND PIE) NOW!
(Turkey & Pie Preorders by November 15 @ Orcas Food Co-op))                                          
We are now taking Thanksgiving Turkey pre-orders. Turkey orders may be placed in person at the store, or by emailing  specialorders@orcasfood.coop  including your name, email, phone number and size rage of turkey. Turkeys will be available for pick up beginning on Thursday, November 15th. This year we will have  Mary's Organic Free-Range Turkeys available for $3.99 lb Get your  Smoked Whole Diestel Turkey for $4.69 lb.   Pre-order Organic Pies, too!  Gluten Free and Vegan Options Available Upon Request  $24.99 each.  Pie Pickup begins 11/20-11/21. In addition, there will be  individual 6" pies in the deli each week. 

INFORMATION: 360-376-2009

 
ORCAS ISLAND PROPERTY CONCIERGE 
Package Handling. We help second home owners with packages. Pick up packages at Aeronautical will-call. Put FedEx deliveries inside. Meet with delivery trucks for shipments like furniture and appliances. Some clients have shipped packages directly to us, and we hold them until needed. Sign for documents (with appropriate paperwork from the client.) We can also send packages. Something special from Orcas, to friends and family living elsewhere. Trustworthy, timely, confidential service.

INFORMATION: orcaspropertyconcierge.com, Tim 360-472-0330 or Local 360-376-4833

 
Health and Wellness


HEALING ARTS CENTER JADE PLANT FUNDRAISER
In it's 30th year, the Healing Arts Center has become an integral part of the Orcas Island Community.  For those of you that know and love the practitioners and building, you have also come to recognize the iconic Jade Plant in our lobby.  A gift to the Center in its early days, the original plant is as old as we are -- 30 years!  As part of our fundraising for our new foundation and building addition, we are offering a limited number of heritage cuttings from the mother Jade plant with a $100 donation to the Healing Arts Center. 

INFORMATION: contact Christopher Evans, 360-376-4002 or orcashealingarts@gmail.com.


HEALING ARTS CENTER 30th ANNIVERSARY RAFFLE
Only 1 week left for the drawing! Don't miss out!!! Drawing is November 16 We have over 30 prizes each valued from $80 -$120. Each of our prizes reflect the best in health and wellness choices you can make on Orcas, such as a $120 Coop Gift Card, a Doe Bay Spa Membership, or a 10 class pass of Yoga at Orcas Mandala! Or maybe you'll win our grand prize of a treatment a month at the Healing Arts Center for 2019!  This is our largest raffle yet, and the funds we raise go to the "Renovation and Restoration" of our historic building. Tickets are $25 each or 5/$100, and are available from any of our practitioners or at our front desk, Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:00.  

INFORMATION: contact Christopher Evans at 360-376-4002 or orcashealingarts@gmail.com


HEALING ARTS CENTER FALL FAIR
(Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11, 9:00 am-3:00 pm @ Healing Arts Center)
Our schedule is now open for sign-ups. Our large team offers massage & bodywork, acupuncture, a counselor and a nurse practitioner, all at highly discounted rates. In addition, there will be a nutrition class on "Special Diets for Common Allergens" just $15 by pre-registration. We also offer a few massage coupons, good through the end of December. Don't wait to sign up - our fairs usually fill up quickly. All proceeds support the non-profit Healing Arts Center.

INFORMATION: orcashealingarts.org.  Sign up at 453 North Beach Road,or call 360-376-4002.


memory_box_flowers.jpg NOVEMBER SPECIAL: WILD ROSE LTD
Enjoy an hour and a half treatment for the cost of one hour. Essential oils. Menu of services available.

INFORMATION: Contact Deborah Darner, LMT at 360-376-4188


YOGA AT DOE BAY
Yoga Nidra With Michael Elder in The Doe Bay Yoga Studio Monday @ 6:00 pm. $10 Drop-in Fee.
Mindful Flow Yoga with Megan Mcintire in The Doe Bay Yoga Studio Tuesday and Thursday @ 
5:30 pm. $10 Drop-in fee.

INFORMATION:  doebay.com, 360-376-2291


Restaurant News & Dining Deals
(Check Restaurant Guide for current days and times)

Seasonal changes in hours and days have begun. 
Be sure to check the Restaurant Guide!
 

THE MANSION RESTAURANT HARVEST WINE DINNER WITH SOTER VINEYARDS
(Friday, November 9, 6:00pm @ The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort)
The Mansion Restaurant's popular Wine Dinner Series kicks off with our annual "Savor San Juans" Fall Harvest Wine Dinner, featuring the best of the island's fall ingredients alongside wines from Soter Vineyards. Tony and Michelle Soter operate Mineral Springs Ranch, a 240-acre biodynamic farm and vineyard in the heart of Oregon wine country that makes some of the most highly regarded Pinot Noir in the country. Their combination of respectful farming, ancient marine soils and temperate climate result in wines that are layered, nuanced and perfect to pair with Chef Southern's delicious fall menu. $130 per person (+tax/gratuity).

INFORMATION: For reservations call 360.376.2222 ext. 400
 

THANKSGIVING BUFFET AT THE MANSION RESTAURANT
(Thursday, November 22, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Rosario Resort)  
We invite you to gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving at The Mansion Restaurant. Savor an unforgettable Thanksgiving buffet while enjoying some of the best views on Orcas Island. 
$60 adults (13+), $35 (ages 6-12), $0 (ages 0-5) *tax and gratuity not included.

INFORMATION: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Call 360-376-2222 ext. 400
 

INN AT SHIP BAY THANKSGIVING DINNER 
(Thursday, November 22; 3:30 pm-6:30 pm @ Ship Bay)
Special Four Course Thanksgiving Harvest Menu.  Special Holiday Hours from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Please call for Reservations!    $75 per person, $38 for children 12 years or under  (pre tax & gratuity).



INFORMATION:  360-376-5886

   
AWESOME EATS BACK AT THE CLEVER COW! 
( Friday - Monday; 12:00 pm-8:00 pm)
We're settling in for the cool Autumn/Winter days and what's better comfort food than a ham & cheese Panini (or dog or brat) along with warm, creamy tomato soup (or chili or choice of other home made soups) and a delicious pickle. Then top it off with your favorite malt, shake or smoothie. If that doesn't mooooove you, nothing will! Check out our new off-season hours: noon to 8 pm, Fri-Mon.



INFORMATION: clevercowcreamery.com


CATKIN CAFE
Catkin Cafe will be closed October 31st - November 6th for a short break. We will reopen Wednesday, November 7th. Happy Fall!

INFORMATION: 360-376-3242


INN AT SHIP BAY
Ship Bay's Dining Room & Lounge will be on a two week  Hiatus
from November 4th through November 19th.  We will re-open:
Tuesday November 20th & will be open until Winter Break....

INFORMATION: 360-376-5886

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OPEN MIC:

Tuesdays at 9:00 pm; 
Lower Tavern
Serving up pub fare, great beer, and good times. Stop by for a delicious meal, or just a drink.  
 
INFORMATION: 360-376-4848
 

Tuesday at 6:45 pm, November 20;  The Grange
Mandy and  Gordon will be your hosts. A cts are limited to 10 minutes (strictly!).  Donations gratefully accepted at the door. 

INFORMATION: Mandy at crazylegs40@rocketmail.com


Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Doe Bay Cafe Sponsoring  The SeaDoc Society
Come out and support the SeaDoc Society! Thursdays in November, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree to the SeaDoc Society. Great food, music and a fantastic cause! The Café is open from 5-10 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm.This week our host is Sean Townsend.
                   
INFORMATION: 360-376-8059

 
KARAOKE & LIVE MUSIC:                                                                                       


KARAOKE/TRIVIA NIGHTS  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!  

INFORMATION: 360-376-4848 
 
 
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 360-3 76-2222
 

LIVE MUSIC WITH GENE NERY
(Fridays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Moran Lounge, Rosario Resort)  

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2222


LIVE MUSIC AT DOE BAY
(Friday, November 9, 7:30 pm @ Doe Bay Cafe)
Live Music with Coyote Willow. No Cover.  Reservations Recommended.
(Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm @ Doe Bay Cafe) 
Live Music with Justin Hoffman. No Cover. Reservations Recommended.
(Saturday, November 17, 7:30 pm @ Yoga Studio)
Concert with HI Crime and Jason McCue in the Doe Bay Yoga Studio. Free for all ages. 

INFORMATION:  360-376-8059
 

ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Saturdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Rosario Resort) 
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
     
                                                                                                                    
Art & Museums


ART WITH CARLA 
(Thursday - Friday,  November 15 -16, 1:00 pm @ Senior Center)
Member price,  $6.  Non-member,  $10.  Minimum 3 Participants.  Max. 10.   Welcome autumn with a new angle of light and reach for the stars through laughter and fun with our local Islander artist, Carla Stanley. Unleash the wild creator within! Art with Carla classes are being planned right now. The class will be about process not product, with an emphasis on doodling, colorist montage and creative expression. (Currently, Carla's art is at Washington Federal.)

INFORMATION: 360-376-7723


ART EXHIBIT AT ORCAS CENTER: "PARTNERS IN ART"
(November Art Exhibit)
The featured artists, are Susan Osborn and David Densmore.    Some of the other "partners" are BJ and Dick Arnold, Jan and Frank Loudin, Sharon Ho and Krista Smith, Joan and Fletch Fletcher, Mary Jane Elgin and Bruce Wilson and more.


INFORMATION:  contact Joan Fletcher, toseaigo@gmail.com,  376-5807.


WASHINGTON FEDERAL ARTIST OF THE MONTH
(Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm @ 35 Main Street)
Come by Washington Federal and contemplate new art by Orcas resident Carla Stanley. As we head into holiday time, she asks... 'What's for dinner?' in a deeply light hearted way. Refreshments available on Fridays. Contact WAFED to join our roster of featured island artists!



INFORMATION: 360-376-2218
 

JACQUELINE KEMPFER ARTIST STUDIO
(Wednesday - Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at 474 N. Beach Road in Eastsound)
After a short stroll up North Beach Road visitors can enjoy Jackie's original paintings of  Orcas Island scenery in the mediums of watercolor, oil and Sumi ink. Visit with Jackie  or just relax in the atmosphere of a working studio filled with antique furnishings and  the private collections of the artist. Jackie is pleased to offer a 10% discount on all
painting purchases and beautiful, free gift wrapping.

INFORMATION: 360-376-2282, jacquelinekempferartist.com


PATOS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE EXHIBIT
(Until March 30, 12:00-3:00 pm @ Orcas Island Historical Museum)
Don't miss our winter exhibit on the history of Patos Island lighthouse from its inception in 1893 through its automation in 1974, then the rehabilitation in 2008 by the Bureau of Land Management.
Curated by and in partnership with  Keepers of Patos Light , this exhibit was on display this summer on Patos and will be available on Orcas until March 2019. It has been expanded to include items in the Museum's collection that have never been displayed before including the Patos Island Visitor's Register. Admission by donation.

INFORMATION: Orcas Island Historical Museum at 360-376-4849


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 Wednesday through Saturday,  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. Crow Valley School open by appointment. Call 360-376-4849.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-4849 or visit orcasmuseums.org
 
 
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
 

OPALCO SEEKING EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Download a detailed job description at www.opalco.com/careers.

GIRL MEETS DIRT HIRING
See website for more information.

KALEIDOSCOPE PRESCHOOL AND CHILD CARE CENTER 
Positions: Full & Part-Time. Call 360-376-2484 or email kaleidoscope@orcasonline.com

ISLAND MARKET OPENINGS
Please apply in store or online at orcasislandmarket.com/careers .
   
ORCAS ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT IS HIRING
Check website under "Current Openings" orcasislandschools.org

ORCAS FOOD CO-OP IS HIRING
Full time, part time and seasonal positions are currently available; orcasfood.coop/employment

ORCAS CENTER IS HIRING
Click here for more information or call 360-376-2281 ext 4

 
Public Meetings on Orcas Island

 
San Juan County's public meeting list is found here.
Wednesday, November 14 (9:00 am).  Orcas Island Public Library Board  (Library Meeting Room) Call 360-376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, November 14 (4:00 pm).   Deer Harbor Hamlet Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Fire Station 24 on Channel Road) Call 360-376-3199 for more info. Public is welcome. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. 

       

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

  

Ashley Randall, Staff

Carol Kulminski, Staff 

Michele Wiley, Volunteer

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

  

Chamber Signature Box