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A celebration of the longest night | Sea Stars back for concert

Step into the Sea View Theatre for a visual feast that will touch all your senses.

Reading of ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’

Howard Barbour will read and do all the voices for Dylan Thomas’…

  • Dec 8th, 2017

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Celebrate the season with the truly beloved holiday favorite Bolshoi Ballet in…

  • Dec 7th, 2017

Community Band to present annual Christmas concert

by student Timothy Jenson The Orcas Island Community Band, conducted by Jim…

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Nov. 29–Dec. 5

Check out the weekly horoscope from Music in the Stars Astrology on Orcas Island published every week in the Sounder.

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Friends of the San Juans seeks king tide photographers

Citizen Scientists Needed! Help us Document King Tides this Winter.

  • Dec 3rd, 2017

All aboard the Santa Train

Join Children’s House for the Inaugural Santa Train event at Mt. Baker…

  • Dec 2nd, 2017

Lions Santa Ship, Dec. 10

In parts of the world, Santa arrives by sleigh, slides down chimneys…

  • Dec 1st, 2017

Indian Island: an ecosystem in recovery

Just off the shore of Eastsound stands an island in rehabilitation, a…

Rosario Resort hosts 7th Annual Festival of Trees

Orcas Island resort sponsors annual fundraiser for local nonprofits

  • Dec 1st, 2017

Learn how to decorate for winter

Garlands, greens and glitter

  • Nov 30th, 2017

Winter Solstice Spiral Walk and Potluck

Join in a 30-year-old island tradition on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 4–7…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

‘Sing Noel’ with Orcas Choral Society

Sing for joy! Sound the trumpets! Sing Noel with the Orcas Choral…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Talking to teens about sex

The following was submitted by IRHI. The Island Reproductive Health Initiative collaborated…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Waltz dance class

The next community dance class will be on Monday, Dec. 4 at…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Weekly Horoscope | Nov. 29–Dec. 5

Check out the weekly horoscope from Music in the Stars Astrology on…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Marine Resource Committee needs new members

by Ken Carrasco Vice-chairman, San Juan County Marine Resources Committee We have…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

OCS students helping kids in need

Orcas Christian School students packed 47 shoeboxes as part of the Operation…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Three winners bring home dodgeball attire award

The winners of this year’s most festive holiday dodgeball attire award were…

  • Nov 27th, 2017

Odd Fellows celebrates Thanksgiving

Odd Fellows Hall in Eastsound celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with its annual…

  • Nov 27th, 2017

‘Taming of the Shrew’ ballet

This weekend, the Bolshoi Ballet will be performing “Taming of the Shrew,”…

  • Nov 25th, 2017

A timeless island classic | ‘A Christmas Carol’ is back

What happens when you let fear and greed instead of love and…

Free training for contractors working on shoreline properties in the San Juans

Friends of the San Juans is hosting a free technical training for…

  • Nov 23rd, 2017

Adès’ ‘The Exterminating Angel’ at Orcas Center

Orcas Center presents the New York Met’s new production of Adès’ “The…

  • Nov 22nd, 2017

What is the American Legion Auxiliary?

The American Legion Auxiliary on Orcas Island Unit # 93 was established…

  • Nov 21st, 2017

Winter concerts to warm the night

Olga Symphony During that time of year beloved for traditions, what could…

  • Nov 21st, 2017

Food bank annual food and fund drive begins

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Bank The Orcas Island Food Bank…

  • Nov 20th, 2017

Actors theatre to hold auditions

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will have auditions for its winter…

  • Nov 19th, 2017

‘Willy Wonka’ wows

Opening night of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” had the audience…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Navigating Orcas with a disability

An estimated 13 percent of San Juan County’s population has a disability…

Weekly Horoscope | Nov. 15-21

Check out the weekly horoscope from Music in the Stars Astrology on…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

The Exchange is opening

In other reduce and reuse news, we are thrilled that the new…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Library board special meeting, Nov. 17

The Library board will hold a special meeting at the library on…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Orcas Island lit fest announces headliners for April events

The Orcas Island Lit Fest has announced its guest list of featured…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Mandy Randolph: bridging the gap | Community profile series

Editor’s note: Heather Wallace is writing a series about alumni and current…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

‘Datapalooza!’ class on Orcas for business owners

Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business…

  • Nov 15th, 2017
Salmonberry school - Serafin Dorrington Cole Ludwig Nootka Rose Townsend Back row: Leslie Seaman, Carolyn O’Day, Linda Peth

Grange distributes dictionaries

The Orcas Island Grange No. 964 is proud to support the organization’s…

  • Nov 15th, 2017
Salmonberry school - Serafin Dorrington Cole Ludwig Nootka Rose Townsend Back row: Leslie Seaman, Carolyn O’Day, Linda Peth

‘How to Talk With Your Teen About Sex’ workshop

Beth Jenson, LMHC, and Dr. Julie Gottman are presenting a free parenting…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Book-signing, reception at Darvill’s

Sample the bounty of the San Juan Islands at Darvill’s Bookstore on…

  • Nov 13th, 2017

Salmonberry School hosts teach-in on ‘Buddhism, Tibet and peace’

Salmonberry School invites the community to attend a day-long teach-in on Buddhism,…

  • Nov 13th, 2017