Adès’s The Exterminating Angel — Major Cultural Event for the Met—at Orcas Center

Sunday, November 26, 1 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — Orcas Center presents the New York Met’s new production of Adès’s The Exterminating Angel streaming Live in HD on Sunday, November 26 at 1 p.m. Join us for the Met, complete with wines offered by … Continue reading

Burghardt Fund Exceeds Challenge Target Paving new ways for local music students to reach full potential

— from Sharon Ho — In June this year, at the Music Advocacy Group (MAG) annual meeting and reception, the board received a remarkable challenge. Four generous island donors stood up and pledged to match, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 in donations from the community before the end of … Continue reading

December Show: Art from Around the World Intake Nov. 29; Reception Dec. 1

— from Pat Littlewood — The Orcas Center Visual Arts Committee is reaching out to all Orcas art collectors to participate in the upcoming unique show of “Art from Around the World”, featuring work of art assembled by local residents sharing some of their favorite pieces of indigenous art with … Continue reading

“Willie Wonka” Opening Night Tonight at 6:30 A sweet treat in store for you

— by Margie Doyle — Magic happens on Orcas tonight — old-time Orcas magic with longtime talent nurturer Dider Gincg bringing out the best in the cast of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” from the youngest oompah-loompahs to the posse of grandparents that inhabit this modern-day fairy tale. For … Continue reading

See Christopher Evans, Anwyn Thompson in “Chocolate Factory” Didier Gincig directs locally cast family musical to run this weekend at Orcas Center

— by Margie Doyle — This weekend, Orcas Islanders again present much-loved community theater, this time “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,”  based on the 1964 novel by Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The story follows young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe as they join a small … Continue reading

Paris in New York in February OIHS student to perform again at Carnegie Hall

— from Kristen Wilson — Paris Wilson, junior at Orcas Island High School, has been invited to return to play violin with the 2018 Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in February. Selection for the group was by audition. “We processed more than 18,000 nominations this year,” said the Honors … Continue reading

Kid-made Art and Wares Wanted Island children invited to sell their crafts

Saturday, November 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Salmonberry School — from Sharon Ho — It’s that time of year again. The 5th Children’s Christmas Market will be taking place the Saturday after Thanksgiving and kindly hosted by Salmonberry School. Located on Henry Road, the Children’s Market will be across … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Island Inspiration All-Stars Shine at the Seaview Young "Shooting Stars" join dancers

— from Pat Littlewood, updated at 9 p.m.– Once again Anthony the Dancer has produced a splendid dance concert with his All-Star cast of professionally trained dancers, Hailey Averna, Gail Bulletset, Charles Dalton, Jessica Kruger, Tiffany Loney, Aristotle Luna, Samantha Martin, Stephanie Moss and Anwyn Thompson. They were joined by … Continue reading

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Comes to Orcas Center 

Thursday – Saturday, November 16-18, 6:30 p.m.,Sunday, November 19, 2 p.m., Orcas Center — from Didier Gincig — Watch Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Mike Tevee and their parents, the Candyman, the Bucket Family, and Oompa-Loompas right here on Orcas Island. The cast and talented … Continue reading

Make the Holidays Shine in the San Juan Islands Tree lightings, artisan fairs and an Island Nutcracker bring good cheer to the San Juan holiday season

— from Barbara Marrett, San Juan Visitors Bureau — In the San Juans, the holidays are a perfect time to get away from crowded parking lots and cookie-cutter chain stores. This season, celebrate with a winter forest hike or walk on a stormy beach, a great meal fireside, and holiday spirit … Continue reading

Have You Taken the Eastsound Vision Survey Yet?

–from Paul Kamin — Sunday November 5th is the last day that Orcas residents have to take or complete the online survey that is posted at The survey is an initiative of the volunteer Eastsound Planning and Review Committee (EPRC). It has been designed to get community feedback on … Continue reading

JoEllen Moldoff Offers New Memoir Class "Telling Our Stories" at Library on Tuesdays

— from JoEllen Moldoff — JoEllen Moldoff will facilitate “Telling Our Stories: The Practice of Memoir Writing” for four Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12, 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Public Library. Memoir writing engages us in self-discovery.  With an open mind, we can allow our memories … Continue reading