Eastsound Planners Hear from Public Works, Visioners, and Waterfront Developers

Thursday, March 2, 3 – 5 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, following the Approval of Minutes (for February 2017- sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/View/11497) and public comments, the Eastsound Planning Review Committee (EPRC) will consider: 1. SJCDPW update – Colin Huntemer; (30 minutes)  Prune Alley Update  Madrona … Continue reading

Music in Every Student’s Reach on Orcas The 20th anniversary concert for school music

Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m., Old School Gym — from Sharon Ho for the Music Advocacy Group — Every first Sunday of March, for twenty straight years, there has been an Orcas Island musical tradition as reliable and affirming as the coming of spring. The annual Music Advocacy Group concert … Continue reading

Author Spagna to Read at Darvill’s on Living Lightly Artsmith Salon Series at Darvill's Bookstore

Friday, February 24, 5:30 pm at Darvill’s Bookstore — from JoEllen Moldoff for Artsmith — Ana Maria Spagna returns to read from her nonfiction book, Reclaimers, about removal of the White Salmon River dam, and her new middle-grade novel, The Luckiest Scar on Earth, about the adventures of a back-country, … Continue reading

Hear from Orcas Lions and Orcas Center at Lions’ Sunrise Club Learn about Special Needs Summer Camp and Upcoming Center Events

Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 8 a.m. at the Skillet — from Chris White for Orcas Lions — This Wednesday, the 25th The Orcas Island Lions club invites you to our breakfast meeting — 8 a.m. at the Island Skillet. As usual, coffee is on the Lions, breakfast is on your … Continue reading

Music Disrupted – How Digital Technology Takes Us Beyond Listening

Saturday, January 28, 2 p.m., Orcas Center –from Orcas Center – Sub Pop founder and music industry veteran Bruce Pavitt teams up with musician, engineer, and technologist Adam Farish to present a talk outlining the impact of digital technology on music. The music industry in particular has been rocked by … 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

Who Needs Kids? Tech Workshops Are Here Sat. Dec 10 and Sun. Dec. 11 at the Orcas Library

Have lingering questions and nagging doubts about how to use new technologies? Don’t be bugging your kids for tech help or moaning that you never had kids to keep you current. Instead, bring your computers, phones and tablets, along with your questions and frustrations — and exciting discoveries — Dec … Continue reading

Cancer Survivorship Group Holiday Tea & Meeting To be held at the New Home of Bogdan and Carol Kulminski

Thursday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., call 376-4198 for details –from Sue Lewis — The Cancer Survivorship Group will celebrate the holiday season with a Holiday Tea at the new home in Eastsound of Bogdan and Carol Kulminski. To allow arrivals in the daylight, the Tea will begin at 4 … Continue reading

Experience a Pioneer Christmas at the Orcas Historical Museum

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

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

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

Is Your Life Too Plastic? Bag It! Try going a day without plastic

Monday Nov. 14 at 5:30 pm at Orcas Island Public Library — from Orcas Food Co-op and the Exchange — Learn about the effects of plastic on our world. Join Orcas Food Co-op and the Exchange to learn about the effects of plastic on our world. “Bag It” movie description … Continue reading

Writers Roundtable: John Friedmann to Read Garcia Lorca’s Poetry

Saturday Nov. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Library — from JoEllen Moldoff — At the next Writers Roundtable, John Friedmann will take you on an autumnly journey in time and space, reading from his own translations/renderings of Federico Garcia Lorca’s beloved “Gypsy Ballads.” A small number of … Continue reading

Orcas Schools Invite the Public to Veterans Day Ceremony RSVP to attend Veterans Day Assembly

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8:45 a.m. in the School Cafeteria –from Cathy Ferran for Supt. Eric Webb– The Orcas Island School District would like to invite the public to an observance of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 10. The school  has prepared a breakfast prior to a school assembly that … Continue reading

Senior Center Festival of Arts Will Kick Off Holidays

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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 26. This is one of our major … Continue reading

EDC Gives Free Workshop on LinkedIn for Career Development

Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 1-2:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library — from Victoria Compton, Director, Economic Development Council (EDC)– Many people have joined LinkedIn, but how can it be used for career enhancement and to generate business? Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE … Continue reading