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

Ruth Moody to Perform at Orcas Center


Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center – from Artha Kass – Juno Award winning singer-songwriter and founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio, The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, received five Juno awards nominations, and has appeared … Continue reading