Merideth Kaye Clark in Concert Singing Joni Mitchell’s BLUE at Orcas Center

Sunday, July 9, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — See Merideth Kaye Clark in concert at Orcas Center Sunday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Clark recently recorded her version of Joni Mitchell’s album BLUE, and is currently traveling around the country performing this iconic … Continue reading

Author Event Scheduled at Library The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes takes place on Orcas Island

Friday, July 7, 4 p.m. Orcas Public Library — from Holly King for Orcas Public Library — Whether you’ve read The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes or not, you’ll enjoy this informative presentation by the author. She’ll speak about her inspiration and research for the story, all of … Continue reading

Theater Arts Campers Learn to Turn Junk and Trash to Music

— by Michèle Griskey — Orcas Summer Theater Arts Camp participants had the unique opportunity to work with Paul Snider, a singer/songwriter/actor from Vancouver, who also builds musical instruments from junk. Snider shared his experience with the campers at a master class at Orcas Center on Thursday. He was inspired to … Continue reading

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: Our “Devices” Have a (Weird) Life of Their Own Tickets still available for Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday matinee

— A review by Margie Doyle — It’s a puzzle, a tapestry and very much a hoot! “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” opened to a capacity crowd at Orcas Center’s Black Box last night, rewarding the audience with quick-paced commentary on love and connections in a slick, enthralling production, directed by … Continue reading

Orcas Island Historical Museums Host Independence Day Celebration Festivities celebrated on Saturday, July 1

— from Carol Kulminski — This is the 66th year that the Orcas Island Historical Museums has sponsored this summer celebration of the island’s history. The day’s festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1st, on the Village Green with the pie booth. Volunteers will be serving slices of … Continue reading

Library Opens Henigson Wing Expansion to All of Orcas Henigsons among many acknowledged for successful completion of project

— by Margie Doyle, updated June 25 at 10 a.m. — Historic crowds attended the dedication of the Henigson Family Wing, the “Next Chapter” expansion of the Orcas Island Public Library on June 23, 2017. Director Phil Heikkinen proudly and happily greeted the hordes of islanders on a sun-soaked afternoon, … Continue reading

Master Storyteller Weaves Spooky Tales of History and Mystery Antoinette Botsford brings back "Spooky Tales" this summer to Orcas Historical Museums

— from the Orcas Island Historical Museums– Master Storyteller, Antoinette Botsford will again delight audiences this summer with stories weaving mystery with history. Stories of Orcas ghosts, limekilns, and local folklore will be told this summer at the Pioneer Museum at 8 p.m. beginning July 5, and the Crow Valley … Continue reading

Abreu, Hurwicz to Release Salish Sea CD in Benefit Concert CD release concert & benefit for “Kids and Canoes” Project

Sunday, July 2, 7 – 9 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Sharon Abreu for Irthlingz — Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz of Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education will present a musical evening celebrating the release of their CD, “Songs to Save the Salish Sea.” The concert, from 7-9 pm at … Continue reading

Theatre Arts Class Will Learn Music of Junk Public performance on Friday

Friday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — Paul Snider’s “The Music of Junk” master class with Kids Theatre Arts Camp at Orcas Center! Paul Snider will be running a master class showing how instruments built from junk and recycled materials are … Continue reading

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: Our “Devices” Have a (Weird) Life of Their Own

— A review by Margie Doyle — It’s a puzzle, a tapestry and very much a hoot! “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” opened to a capacity crowd at Orcas Center’s Black Box last night, rewarding the audience with quick-paced commentary on love and connections in a slick, enthralling production, directed by … Continue reading

Mini-Film Festival This Weekend Two showtimes for four films Friday and Saturday nights

— from Jared Lovejoy — Orcas Island Film Festival Presents an International 4-film mini-fest on June 23-24 at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Sea View Theatre, featuring four incredible films from four countries. These films are fresh from the festival circuit and include early contenders for Oscar awards for … Continue reading

The Life, the Library, the Legend How Orcas Island Public Library came to be

— by Emma Heikkinen — REPRINTED FROM JULY 19, 2016 Let’s start in 1949, glossing over the bit where the Madrona Club hosted a small library in their clubhouse in 1909. Sally Ployart had books. Hundreds of brand new books. She didn’t know what to do with them — a … Continue reading