Meet the Author! Art Thiel Comes to Orcas to Speak Seahawks!

"Standing Tall" Art Thiel's book

 — from Kathleen Lunde – Meet the Author! Art Thiel Discusses His New Book, “Russell Wilson-Standing Tall” Please join us Friday, November 28, 12 pm, (the day after Thanksgiving) at the Orcas Island Library as we welcome Seattle Sportswriter, Art Thiel. Never having met a metaphor he could not twist … Continue reading

Become a Mentor!

– from Kimberley Ihlenfeldt – The Funhouse Commons on Orcas Island is actively seeking responsible, energetic, caring people, teens or adults, for one-on-one, or project-based mentors. They also welcome parents who are looking to have their child connected with a caring adult. Mentoring relationships are an essential part of reaching … Continue reading

Holiday Festival of the Arts Brightens the Senior Center

Marcia Gillingham, Joyce Green and Mary Greenwell , (with a baby in the cradle behind them) welcome all to the Holiday Festival of the Arts at the Senior Center 2013

Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center — from the Orcas Senior Center — Once again, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, The Senior Center Operations Committee starts the fun, food and festivities of the Holiday Season with its traditional “Holiday Festival of Arts.” On … Continue reading

Dance Tonight to Fund New Exchange Building!

Friday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. at Random Howse – from Wendy Shinstine — Come celebrate and help raise funds for a new building for The Exchange! Members of the Board will be present for information and questions. $10 suggested cover donation – 21+ Even if you can’t come to … Continue reading

2nd Annual Holiday Art Walk Comes to Eastsound

Friday, November 28, 2014 from 3-6 p.m. – from Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce — Join galleries and businesses throughout Eastsound as we celebrate our local arts scene! Why go off island when you can find beautiful, functional, and handmade gifts right here and support our local economy? Take a … Continue reading

An Enchanted Evening: Community Solar for Our Schools Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Funhouse solar pizza ovens

Saturday, December 6 at 6 p.m., at the Episcopal Parish Hall – from Michel Vekved – Save the date and come support Community Solar for Our Schools on Saturday, December 6 at the Episcopal Parish Hall! We have an Enchanted Evening planned to celebrate community and support Solar for Our … Continue reading

All Invited to Exhibit Photography at Orcas Center in December

Zen Fire by Martin Taylor

— Open to all Orcas Photographers – from Martin Taylor – There will be a photography show at the Orcas Center in December. Work will be hung in the lobby and the Madrona Room. The show’s theme is “Life on Orcas.”  All Orcas Island photographers are invited to submit work … Continue reading

Actors Theater Showcases Orcas Playwrights in “Familiar Distance”

 — by Margie Doyle – Orcas playwrights Michele Griskey, Lin McNulty and James Wolf have created landscapes of home in three complex, provocative plays, collectively titled, “Familiar Distance.” The plays are produced by Lin McNulty and directed by Lynda Sanders, Lin McNulty and Robert Hall. On opening night, seven Orcas … Continue reading

What’s Farm to Classroom Been Up To?

— from Madie Murray — Farm to Classroom is experienced by all of our public school students from Kindergarten through grade 8. For those of you curious about what students do in these classes, here’s a brief summary of just a few of the exciting food-farm-garden projects they have experienced … Continue reading

EDC Offers FREE Workshop on Business Planning and Financing

Friday, Nov. 21, from 8:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Orcas Island Library The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, on Friday, November 21, from 8:45am until 12:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. The business … Continue reading