Bach Seminar

Roger Sherman

Tuesday, December 2, 12 noon, Emmanuel Parish Hall – from Jan Ehrlichman – In preparation for Orcas Choral Society’s December all-Bach concerts, a free Choral Society Pre-Concert Seminar will be held on Tuesday, December 2 at 12 noon at Emmanuel Parish Hall. The Choral Society’s Artistic Director Roger Sherman will … Continue reading

Abreu’s Song Included in Spiritual Progressives’ Album

Sharon Abreu captures Spiritual Progressives with "The Left Hand of God"

Orcas Islander Sharon Abreu sings on the album, “Radical Amazement,” a compilation of songs by various artists, released by the Network of Spiritual Progressives. The Network announced the new work, saying, “‘Radical Amazement’ is a collection of songs by a diverse array of artists, all with a message of love, … Continue reading

Anthony Howe Creates Art for Barney’s New York


— from Lynn Sharpless White  – The Snow Spirits Orcas artist Anthony Howe has created a luminous, festive installation for Barney’s New York department store holiday windows. Howe’s window display captures the season yet steps out of tradition and nostalgia. These shining, radiant works set the season in motion and … Continue reading

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

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

Nutcracker to Stream from Russia

Nutcracker - Doll

Saturday, November 22, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center – from Artha Kass, Orcas Center – Celebrate the holidays with the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre’s luscious production of Tchaikovsky’s magical and beloved The Nutcracker Ballet streaming to Orcas Center on Saturday, November 22 at 6:30 pm. Mariinsky Theatre’s The Nutcracker Ballet is the … Continue reading