Free Workshop on Business Feasibility for Entrepreneurs Is there a market for your business idea?

Monday, March 20, 12:30 – 2 p.m., San Juan Island Library — from Victoria Compton — All entrepreneurs wonder if there is a market for their business ideas, or if they will make money from them. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop to learn … Continue reading

Forest Stewardship Classes Upcoming A forestry class for landowners

Saturdays, March 11- April 8, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Skagit Valley College Community Room — from San Juan Islands Conservation District — Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals. This comprehensive university-based forestry class will help you get the most out of the land you love. Whether you have just a few … Continue reading

State Commerce Dept. Awards Grant to Economic Development Council Funds for local marine-trades education program

— from Victoria Compton — The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce the award of a Washington State Department of Commerce Work Start grant for a county-wide Marine Trades Education program, which will be run in partnership with Commerce, San Juan County, the Town of … Continue reading

Upcoming Free Workshop on Retirement Planning for Business Owners

Wednesday, February 22, 10-11 a m, San Juan Island Library — from Victoria Compton — Small business owners have many considerations when running their businesses, but often don’t have time to consider future financial requirements. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on retirement planning … Continue reading

Address Pain with Blended Eastern-Western Treatments

February 18, 2 to 4 pm at Orcas Public Library Integrated (Eastern and Western) Approaches in Managing Acute/Chronic Pain Syndrome Presented by Vincent Shu, MD, FCCP, Board Certified Internist/Geriatrist/Cardiologist Have you been suffering from headache, back/shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, etc.? An estimated 5-8 million Americans use opioids … Continue reading

Dance Classes for “Rock of Orcas” to Begin Soon

Session begins February 14, Valentines Day, Odd Fellows Hall — from Grace McCune — Tiffany Loney will begin holding dance classes for “Rock of Orcas” on Tuesdays at the Odd Fellows Hall. The dance classes will participate in the Orcas Center production, “Rock of Orcas.” Dancers of all skills welcome. … Continue reading

Workshop: Utilizing Woody Biomass to Reduce Fire Risk All woodland owners encouraged to attend

Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Cailin Mackenzie — Many forests in the San Juan Islands are comprised of extremely dense small diameter trees. These dense stands are at high risk for forest fire, have stagnant growth and low timber quality, and present very … Continue reading

EDC Offers Free Workshop on Cybersecurity for Business

Wednesday, February 8, 9:15 -10:15, Russell’s Landing — from Victoria Compton — Cybersecurity is not just for large businesses: Small and mid-sized businesses are targeted just as frequently by cyber-crooks. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on the topic of Cybersecurity for Business, on … Continue reading

Rock of Orcas to Dive into the Music of the 80s Three choirs start Jan. 26; dance classes forming

— from Grace McCune — Orcas Island: We Will Rock You! You have been warned. Get your bangles and bandannas on: The creative team of Grace McCune and Jake Perrine, who brought you “Moulin Rouge” and “Across the Universe,” will serve up Orcas Center’s next musical extravaganza: ROCK OF ORCAS … Continue reading

Beach-walkers Wanted for COASST Training Beached Bird Training on Orcas

Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orcas Library — from Katie Holmes — The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver two free training sessions: one focused on beached birds and one focused on marine debris. The Beached Bird training will be held in Eastsound, WA on … Continue reading

Explore the Gifts of The Artist’s Way with Kate Gavigan

Tuesday, January 17 at 1 p.m. at the Orcas Library The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is an international bestseller on the subject of creativity. Kate Gavigan’s talk on creativity will highlight the primary tools of creative recovery that Julia Cameron outlines in her international bestseller on creativity: The Artist’s … Continue reading