Come Learn About Voluntary Stewardship Program

Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Orcas Food Co-op — from San Juan County Communications — Come learn about the Voluntary Stewardship Program: Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in San Juan County. Monday, October 9, Lopez Island 5:30-6:30 PM, Lopez Library Tuesday, October 10, Orcas Island 5:30-6:30 PM, Orcas Food Co-op Wednesday, … Continue reading

Business Spotlight | Novel Lab Offers Novel Writing Course to Local Authors Do you have a novel in you?

— by Lin McNulty — Clients and editors describe Ayn and Sam Gailey, curators of Novel Lab, as “Book Whisperers” whenever they coach writers. Their most recent work for HarperCollins and legendary Mets and Phillies all-star, Lenny Dykstra, took his book, “House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the … Continue reading

Business Planning for Farmers and Ranchers County Extension to hold 2 day-long workshops

— from Angie  Freeman Shephard at WSU/San Juan Extension  — Farmers and ranchers! It’s time to sharpen your pencil and write that business plan to market your harvest! Washington State University San Juan County Extension and Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) will host two free day long workshops covering key … Continue reading

Register Now for 2017 South Sound Marine Naturalist Training Become qualified regionally as professional or volunteer naturalist

October 21, 22, 29 & November 4, 5, and 19 — from Tracie Merrill for The Whale Museum — Registration for the South Sound Marine Naturalist Training Program, presented by The Whale Museum, is now open. The program will run on the following dates: October 21, 22, 29 and November 4, 5, and 19. … Continue reading

Funhouse Commons Brings Eleventh Annual College Counseling Event

Tuesday – Wednesday, October 3 – 4, 6 p.m., Orcas School Library — from Emilie Gincig for Funhouse Commons — Funhouse Commons and Orcas Island High School are teaming up for the annual post-high school “Futures Fair” for Orcas Island high school students Tuesday, October 3 through Thursday, October 5. … 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

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 ( 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