Orcas Center Welcome All Members, Old and New

Monday, December 5, 5 p.m., Orcas Center — from Margie Doyle, Interim Executive Director, Orcas Center – On Monday, December 5, Orcas Center hosts a complimentary membership kick-off event, inviting all to an evening of fun. We’ll be showing clips of our 30-year history of productions – come see and enjoy … Continue reading

Last County Flea Market of 2016 Dec. 10 at County Fairgrounds on San Juan Island


— from Ashley King, Program Coordinator, San Juan County Parks & Fair — Mark your calendars, last Flea Market of 2016 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds! Saturday, December 10th 9am-Noon From jewelry and handmade goods to yard tools and , this is the place to find it! Got some … Continue reading

War Horse Guaranteed to Move the Heart


Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of War Horse returns to Orcas Center for an Encore Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 pm. The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse, seen by over 4 million people worldwide since its … Continue reading

Come to Susan Osborn’s Christmas Concert 26th year of historic holiday event in Victorian Valley


— from Susan Osborn — Once again we will be gathering in the Victorian Valley Chapel on Orcas Island to celebrate Christmas and the Season in song, December 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m.and also on the 24th at 4p.m. We added this early concert so off island folks … Continue reading

Celebrate your Holidays with Choral Society Concert Something for everyone

Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 2 p.m., Orcas Center — from Lynn Baker — Whether the holidays to you mean on with the snow, Santa’s coming, the Festival of Lights, or the Christ child, the Orcas Choral Society’s winter concert has a song or two or more for … Continue reading

Orcas Center to Bring Louisiana Music to Island A tonic of swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco


Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Orcas Center — Orcas Center is amped to bring The Revelers to our island for the first time to share their musical culture with us. Bring your family and friends and join us on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. for … Continue reading

Experience a Pioneer Christmas at the Orcas Historical Museum

Historical museum logo

Join in the holiday festivities  Friday, December 2nd, at the Pioneer Museum from 3pm-5pm.  We are joining in the Chamber of Commerce Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting. The Boede Cabin will be decorated in vintage Christmas decorations. There will be crafts for children, making paper chains and writing letters to Santa.  Tours … Continue reading

Senior Center Presents Holiday Festival of Arts

At the 2011 Senior Center Holiday Festival of the Arts, from left Lisa Heisinger, Antoinette Botsford and Theresa Boucher

Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Senior Center — from Arron Redford — The Operations Committee of the Orcas Island Senior Center invites you to participate in our annual Holiday Festival of Arts, 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, November 26th. This is one of our major fund-raisers of … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Poetry Reprise: When Father Carves the Duck Comments invited on a definition of "Hindu grace"

When Father Carves the Duck by Ernest Vincent Wright We all look on with anxious eyes When Father carves the duck And mother almost always sighs When Father carves the duck Then all of us prepare to rise And hold our bibs before our eyes And be prepared for some … Continue reading

Anniversary of Stage on the Green Inspires a Look Back


— from Dona Wuthnow, SJC Parks & Fair Director — Ten years ago, a bit of magic happened on the Eastsound Village Green – the Stage on the Green was brought to life. A stirring synergy of community talent and creativity came together in a 20-person group that used a consensus-based … Continue reading

Chamber Music Fest Presents Annual “Leaves of Gold” Concert

Thursday, December 8, 6 p..m., Rosario Mansion Music Room — from Linda Slone — Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is very pleased to present its annual “Leaves of Gold” concert on Thursday, December 8, at 6:00 PM. A Bach Celebration! will feature music by J.S. Bach, the composer Beethoven called … Continue reading

Family Health Center Gala Ushers in Holiday Season


Saturday, November 19, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Karen Key Speck — What’s better than communing with friends? Doing it to benefit a good cause. Orcas Family Health Center (OFHC) is hosting its 9th Annual Dinner/Dance/Silent Auction on Saturday, November 19 at Orcas Center. A $25 ticket buys you … Continue reading

Actors Theater Play, “Other Desert Cities,” Continues This Weekend


— by Michèle Griskey — The Actors Theater of Orcas Island production “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz opens on Christmas Eve 2004 in the posh living room of the Wyeth family in Palm Springs, California. On the surface, things look pretty typical for the wealthy Southern California family. … Continue reading