Orcas Bird and Wildlife Festival to Kickoff with Feathers Author

Thor Hanson will give the Keynote Speech and sign his book, "Feathers" at the April 10 Kickoff Dinner of the Bird and Wildlife Fest. Photo by Kathleen Ballard

– from the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce – The first-ever Orcas Bird and Wildlife Festival is fast approaching, from April 10 to 12, 2014. The Festival offers activities sure to please all who enjoy the birds and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. The line-up of walks, talks, workshops and … Continue reading

Artsmith Salon Features Manwaring and Habecker

Monday, April 7, 6:00 pm at Darvill’s Bookstore Celebrate Poetry Month with poets Marjorie Manwaring and Kelsea Habecker at the Artsmith Salon Series at Darvill’s Bookstore on Monday, April 7, 6:00 pm. Marjorie Manwaring is a former Artsmith Artist Residency Fellow whose poetry peeks into the strange nooks of oddities … Continue reading

Salmonberry School to Host Spring Festival and Open House

Lamb and other young animals will be at Salmonberry's Spring Festival too!

– from the Salmonberry School – Ahh spring! The mud is dissipating, the cherry trees are in full blossom and the nettles are stinging. It’s time to celebrate! Salmonberry School would like to welcome all families and the entire Orcas Island community to join them in welcoming in the season … Continue reading

4th Annual Cider & Mead Festival Coming Soon!

 – by Madie Murray – Final preparations are being made for the fourth and best Cider and Mead Festival Orcas Island has ever hosted.  Up to 20 of your favorite cider and mead producers from all over the Northwest will be offering tastes of 60-80 varieties of ciders and meads … Continue reading

Beauties of the Avian World at Senior Center

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In celebration of the 1st annual Orcas Island Bird and Wildlife Festival the Orcas Island Senior Center is pleased to present their “BIRDS” exhibit. This exhibit of paintings, photography, sculptures and quilting highlights the beauty of the avian world. The contributing artists and private collectors are Anne Hammond, Simone Hansen, … Continue reading