Second Town Hall: How a Public Hospital District Works Invitation to Orcas Residents

Monday, December 18, from 5:30- 7 p.m., in the Public High School Cafeteria — from the Coalition for Orcas Healthcare — The Coalition for Orcas Healthcare is pleased to announce its second Town Hall Meeting on Monday, December 18, from 5:30- 7:00 PM, in the Orcas Island Public High School … Continue reading

American Legion to Honor Veterans’ Day Saturday, Nov. 11 And the annual turkey dinner event will take place on Sunday

The American Legion will honor Veterans Day with a ceremony on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. with refreshment to follow. The public is welcome at this observance in honor of those who serve for our country The next day, Sunday November 12, is the Legion’s  Annual Turkey “Shoot” with … Continue reading

Salmonberry School to Host Annual Fall Festival

Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Salmonberry School — from Laura Black for Salmonberry School — Salmonberry School is pleased to announce the return of our annual Fall Festival and Potluck on Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live music will be provided by Brograss, Tom … Continue reading

Three Opportunities to See Miró Quartet Next Week

— Linda Slone for Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival — Think you don’t like classical music? You will have three very affordable opportunities (four, if you’re old enough) to discover it just might be OK. Come hear the internationally renowned Miró Quartet in unusual settings on and around Orcas next … Continue reading

Blessing of the Animals Returns to Emmanuel Parish St. Francis Day is observed Sunday Oct. 1

— from Father Berto Gándara-Perea — The feast of Francis of Assisi is on October 4th. We at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish invite you to join us on the labyrinth to give thanks for the gift of our animals and pets on Sunday October 1, 2017. You are welcome to bring … Continue reading

Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” with Melinda Milligan — and Puppets!

Auditions Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Orcas Center — by Margie Doyle — Melinda Milligan looks forward to casting a raft of rowdy Orcas actors and actresses — as well as a troupe of puppeteers — this week during auditions for “A Christmas Carol,” … Continue reading

Reclaim the Rock — an Orcas Center First

Saturday, September 23, 1 to 7 p.m. at  Orcas Center’s Live Music Outback  Stage “Reclaim the Rock,” aka Silly Season Cessation Soiree, is a mini-music festival outdoors behind Orcas Center, at Orcas Center’s new Outback Stage near the Storage Building. By Islanders, for Islanders! The lineup includes Funk Sway, Dust … Continue reading

Come See How the Food Bank Works You're Invited to our Open House!

— from the Food Bank Board — We’re sure there are many members of the community who would like to see the inside of our Food Bank and learn how we distribute food and other essentials to our clients but never had the opportunity. That’s why on Sunday, September 24 … Continue reading

Eclipse Pilgrimage Explored in “Moon Swallowed the Sky” Acting workshops on Thursday and Saturday

Friday August 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange “In an uncertain world, three women make a pilgrimage across time and space to see the total eclipse of the moon, seeking transformation and healing. Instead, they come face to face with themselves.” The Actors Theater of Orcas Island (ATOI) will … Continue reading

Cancer Survivors/Supporters to Meet

— from Carol Kulminski — The Cancer Survivorship Group will meet on Thursday, August 10, at 5 p.m., in the Fireside Room of Orcas Island Community Church. At our informal meetings, you’ll have a chance to share your experiences, problems, and feelings with those who are currently going through treatment, or … Continue reading

Jesse Boleyn Announces Next Concert in Summer Concert Series This Friday's concert features Ralf Illenberger

Second concert of series Friday July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center — from Jesse Boleyn — American songwriter, recording artist and author, Jesse Boleyn is proud to host the 2017 Orcas Island Performing Arts Center summer concert series in beautiful Eastsound. On Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:30 … Continue reading

Jesse Boleyn Announces Orcas Island Summer Concert Series for 2017 3 Concerts bring international musicians to Orcas Island

First concert of series Saturday July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center — from Jesse Boleyn — American songwriter, recording artist and author, Jesse Boleyn is proud to host the 2017 Orcas Island Performing Arts Center summer concert series in beautiful Eastsound. Boleyn, along with special guest, Seattle blues … 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

Moving Days at the Library Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21

— from Martin Arnold for the Orcas Island Public Library — It’s finally here! Moving day(s)! The Orcas Island Library will close at 1 pm Monday, June 19 and remain closed until 10 am Thursday, June 22, while we move into the new addition. The Grand Opening Celebration will be … Continue reading

Odd Fellows Host Flying Karamazov Brothers 2nd Annual Show to benefit Chatauqua tour for cultural enrichment

Sunday May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in Eastsound — by Margie Doyle — The whacky, uproarious Flying Karamazov Brothers return to the Odd Fellows Hall on Orcas this Sunday, May 28 to what will surely be another sold-out family crowd. As usual their performance will … Continue reading