Music, Music and More in Week Ahead

Monday, December 10

The Orcas Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC) start-up group is hosting a presentation gathering at the Funhouse Commons at 6:30 p.m. We have inter-island collaborators coming to share the success of the conservation corps programs on both Lopez and San Juan islands.

Tuesday, December 11

SeaDoc’s  Family Night dinner for our December Marine Science Lecture. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Lecture at 7 p.m., Camp Orkila). Dr. Leslie Dierauf, a veterinarian, scientist and former Northwest Regional Director of the US Geological Survey, will talk about the how the marine environment will be affected by climate change. Location: Larry Norman Lodge at Camp Orkila. Come at 5:30pm for a free dinner sponsored by YMCA Camp Orkila. The talk (also free, of course) starts at 7 p.m. 376-3910.

Open Mic, 9 p.m., The Lower Tavern. Come to play. Come to sing. Come to listen.

Wednesday, December 12

The Orcas Island Garden Club’s Annual Christmas Tea, Madrona Room, 10:30 a.m. Members, past members and guests gather over tea served in a silver tea service, with sweets and appetizers brought by the members. For further information, see

Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee Public Meeting at the Community Center at 4319 Deer Harbor Road from 1:30–3:30 p.m. Agenda includes:

  1. Schermerhorn update Disaster Planning
  2. Conner update Bridge and Channel Road revision
  3. Conner update Heliport availability Deer Harbor & Environs
  4. Durland:  Finish Discussion, Recommendations & Review of Deer Harbor Plan   Look carefully at authority and responsibilities of DHPRC.  (Recommendations to Council due in January, 2013)

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please contact Colin Maycock at 360-370-7573 or at or Charlie Binford at 360- 376-3199 or at

Orcas Island School District Meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the School Library. The Board may adjourn to meet in a closed Executive Session regarding personnel matters. The regular meeting is scheduled to re-convene at 5 p.m. On the agenda are  reports on the High School siding project, plans for the Annual Board Retreat in January and the Bond and Tech Levy, discussions with the public library, and approval of a resolution authorizing the sale of General Obligation Bonds. New Board officers will be elected.

Thursday, December 13

Special Port Meeting 5 p.m. in the Port Conference Rom to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to litigation to which the agency/governing body is a party. The executive session is a part of the regularly scheduled meeting, which will follow. 376-5285

Orcas High School music students will present a program of holiday classics at their concert 7 p.m. High School Strings, Band and Choir students will be performing at Orcas Center.

Friday, December 14

Karaoke, 9 p.m., The Lower Tavern.

Saturday, December 15

FREE Concert by Orcas Island Community Band, Orcas Center, 2 p.m. A crowd favorite is the audience sing-a-long to carols and afterwards, the Band provides to the audience a free dessert party in the spirit of the holiday season!

Santee at the Doe Bay Yoga Studio. Santee — Heather and Joshua Loepp, a brother and sister duo hailing from Sioux City, Iowa among cornfields and fireflies, have crafted a truly unique sound, blending their affections for local Northwest music such as Modest Mouse with country great Patsy Cline, while holding a steady footing in their love of the Beatles.8 p.m. — the show is free! Enjoy a delicious dinner in the Doe Bay Café before the show – make your dinner reservations by calling 360.376.8059.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Macshera, streamed Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Orcas Center’s big screen at 1 p.m.

Two Arias from Handel’s Messiah, sung by Sharon Abreu in a Lessons & Carols service at the Emmanuel Church in Eastsound starting at 5 p.m. There will be lots of carols to sing along with.

Auditions at Orcas Center for a community production of the classical musical, Oliver! 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.Known around the world as the greatest musical ever written for child actors, Orcas Center is excited about providing a new generation of children this opportunity to shine on stage!

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