Free Lecture: “Sea Star Wasting Disease: What Is Happening Now?”

Tuesday, November 14, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall — from The SeaDoc Society & YMCA Camp Orkila — Since 2013 a devastating outbreak of sea star wasting disease has killed millions of sea stars from Mexico to Alaska. The ongoing epidemic is so huge that many consider it to be … Continue reading

Bring Your Animal Art for November Exhibit Intake is Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 10 to 2

Reception Friday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 7 — from Orcas Center Visual Arts Committee — You are cordially invited to submit your work to the November Orcas Center Show showcasing all animals: “The Animal World: Feathers, Scales, and Fur.” All media will be accepted— painting, photography, other wall art, … Continue reading

James Elser to Speak on “Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future”

Saturday, October 28, 4 p.m., Orcas Community Church — from Michael Riordan for Orcas Currents — The element phosphorus is essential for the formation of our genes and bones — and absolutely crucial for thriving agriculture and ecosystems in general. But excess phosphorus runoff from farms, feedlots, and cities often … Continue reading

Grand Opening Celebration at the Library Friday, June 23 --- 5 to 8 p.m.

— from Martin Arnold for the Orcas Island Public Library — The Orcas Island Library will be celebrating the grand opening of its new building addition, from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, June 23. Join us for a free dinner, including bratwursts, hot dogs (meat and vegetarian), sauerkraut, ice … Continue reading

Orcas Center Spamalot Production Gets Ready for Opening Night It takes an island

Thursday – Saturday, March 16 – 18 & 23 – 25, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — by Lin McNulty — In what promises to be an irreverent, extraordinarily funny production at Orcas Center, Monty Python’s Spamalot is nearing the last weeks of rehearsal before unfolding before an audience on opening night, … Continue reading

Senior Center Presents Holiday Festival of Arts

Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Senior Center — from Arron Redford — The Operations Committee of the Orcas Island Senior Center invites you to participate in our annual Holiday Festival of Arts, 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, November 26th. This is one of our major fund-raisers of … Continue reading

Senior Center Festival of Arts Will Kick Off Holidays

Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Senior Center — from Arron Redford — The Operations Committee of the Orcas Island Senior Center invites you to participate in our annual Holiday Festival of Arts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 26. This is one of our major … Continue reading

Countdown Begins for This Year’s Film Fest Weekend passes go on sale September 15

— from Donna Laslo — The Orcas Island Film Festival (OIFF) producers are in full gear getting the island ready for another fantastic weekend of films on October 7 – 10. Jared Lovejoy & Donna Laslo are thrilled to spearhead the festival once again along with Carl Spence, chief curator … Continue reading

Cancer Survivorship Group Shares Support and Hope

Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. at Orcas Island Community Church –by Sue Lewis– The Cancer Survivorship Group wants everyone to remember that together we can fan the flames of hope. The research shows that an individual’s outcomes are better with supportive persons/families and groups providing encouragement. We are a … Continue reading