Upcoming Parent Workshop: Your Brain on Conflict

Thursday, September 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Funhouse Commons — from Emilie Gincig — Trillium Swanson, LMHCA, a youth and adult counselor on Orcas, shares tools and the science behind how parents can reduce conflict with their children through understanding the brain-under-stress, and how to harness the power of the … Continue reading

“Poetry Everywhere” and at Public Library

— from JoEllen Moldoff — JoEllen Moldoff will facilitate a class, “Poetry Everywhere”  for six Tuesdays, beginning September 12th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Library “Poetry is a conversation with the world; poetry is a conversation with the words on the page in which you allow those words … Continue reading

Living With Chronic Disease? Here’s a Free Workshop

Wednesdays, September 6 – October 11, 1-3:30 p.m., Orcas Senior Center — from Jami Mitchell for Orcas Senior Center — Do you live with a chronic disease like arthritis, diabetes, depression, COPD, obesity, back problems, or another chronic condition? Or are you the caregiver for someone who does? The Orcas … Continue reading

Amateur Radio Certification Class Upcoming

— from Brendan Cowan, County Department of Emergency Management — San Juan County’s amateur radio volunteers form a critical communications link between islands and to the mainland in the event of a major emergency or outage. The San Juan County Amateur Radio Society (www.sjcars.org) is hosting a training in Friday Harbor to … Continue reading

Enzo Thixton Soars in Silks Maria Bullock's Aerial Silks' Star at "Rock of Orcas" now on YouTube

— by Margie Doyle — Those of us who’ve been to Grace McCune/Jake Perrine’s productions of rock extravaganzas in recent years — “Moulin Rouge” in 2014, “Across the Universe” in 2015,  and “Rock of Orcas” this year, have become accustomed to soul-stirring music, brilliant instrumentals and lively choreography as our … Continue reading

Calling All Explorers and Aspiring Actors Paula Russell bringing acting workshop to Orcas

Saturday – Sunday, September 23 – 24, 411 Madrona St. Eastsound, — from Paula Russell — Are you an adult beginning actor? Are you an adventurer or an introvert ready to step out of your comfort zone and try something new? Are you an experienced actor, writer, or director who … Continue reading

Skagit Valley College Seeks Community Input from Orcas Island Take online survey

— from Arden Ainley for Skagit Valley College — The Skagit Valley College (SVC) San Juan Center, in partnership with Orcas Island Rotary, seeks broad community input to help identify Orcas Island’s education and training needs. Your input will help SVC develop courses and learning opportunities on Orcas Island. We invite … Continue reading

Still Room for Sail Orcas Summer Program Great venue, great boats, the best instructors

— from Gwyneth Burrell for Sail Orcas — For the past 25 years, Orcas youth ages 8-18 have been introduced to the sport of sailing through this popular program. Sail Orcas is happy to present this summer program which focuses on teaching sailing skills in a safe, fun environment. The … Continue reading

Free Summer Tune-up Session for Strings Violinists, violists, and cellists high school age and older are all welcome

Tuesday, August 8, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Orcas Center (Date Corrected) — from Laura Gibbons for Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival — The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to be able to offer an exciting educational opportunity this August. Festival artist and popular and frequent Musician in … Continue reading

Summer in the School Garden Farm to Cafeteria Program

— by Ashley Randall — The Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria program invites you to join us in the school garden this summer for Calendula salve making workshops and work-trade Wednesdays! Our first salve making workshop of the season is Saturday, July 15th at 11 am in the public school … Continue reading