The 25th Annual Pet Parade came to the streets of Eastsound on Saturday, May 23. Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center holds the annual fundraiser.
OPALCO maintains the clearance between trees and shrubs and our power lines on a regular schedule. It’s that time of year again. Professional tree trimming crews will be making their rounds beginning the week of May 18. Look for the crews along the roads.
This Wednesday, May 20 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the senior center, Orcas Island 4H Fur and Feathers is hosting another great senior dinner.
Once again Orcas Island has been recognized as one of the top schools in Washington ranking #15 for the state and #740 in the nation.
Thrive Orcas Island invites you to an inspiring evening of creative, collaborative, community inspiration and fun with Mark Lakeman, visionary co-founder of Portland’s City Repair Project.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation’s Give Where You Live grant catalog is setting new records this year, thanks to the generous contributions of so many friends and neighbors. So far, 58 donors have contributed $106,000 toward the 29 proposals presented this year.
Orcas Island’s Elementary and Middle Schools produced a record number of 27 students to compete in Washington State’s 2015 Math Olympiad.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juans is presenting its first annual Beautiful You Fashion Show at Random Howse on Sunday, May 17 at noon.
The Funhouse Commons is proud to announce plans for a future Job Fair.
The Lopez Lamb, Wool and Goat Festival is ba-a-a-ck on May 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts in “downtown” Lopez Island.
Yard and bake sale The Deer Harbor Women’s Auxiliary invites Orcas Island residents and friends to a Yard and Bake Sale one day only on Saturday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Deer Harbor Community Club. The biennial event offers items gathered from over 50 Deer Harbor households, sweetened with a bake sale and complimentary coffee. The sale is the auxiliary’s main fundraiser for 2015, with all proceeds donated toward maintenance of the 100-year-old historic school house building located at 4319 Deer Harbor Road. Auxiliary member Pam Kyle, who is chairing the sale, asks that Deer Harbor residents and friends bring appealing items in clean, workable condition to the Community Club for inclusion in the sale. Donations will be accepted May 9 from noon to 2 p.m. and May 12 through 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kyle adds, “Please no clothing, mattresses, non-working electrical items or any computer/printer/television electronics.”
Does your child ever wonder how the observatory, the ball court and the chapel all fit into a day in the life of an Orcas Christian School student? Well, it is that time of year. Every student on Orcas is invited to come find out!
Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving Thursday, May 14, for free tooth extractions for our Orcas and Shaw residents in need.
Do you like to travel? Where do you like to travel? Well, for thousands of people, the San Juan Islands are their destination of choice and these visitors spent a “projected” $193.2 million last year in San Juan County, a significant spending increase of 12.1 percent from 2013, according to the recently released Travel Impacts and Visitor Volume report prepared for the Washington Tourism Alliance by Dean Runyan Associates.
Orcas Christian School students Cole Smith, Elliott Claus and Peter Kamin are building two underwater remotely operated vehicles (UROV) to further ecological research in the San Juan Islands.
On Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Orcas Montessori School will be hosting an open house for families with young children. Come put your hands on authentic materials in a complete Montessori environment. Bring your children and your curiosity, say organizers.
The Elementary Class at Orcas Christian School continued their study of air and space in April by launching their class hot air balloon.
Death cafe is an opportunity for people to get together to talk about death, accompanied by coffee, tea and cake.
Jim Rohrssen, of Lopez Island, returned from a trip to Asia this spring with a new found love of Myanmar (Burma). The people have been living under the control of a military junta for nearly 20 years. After the cyclone devastated much of the country on May 2-3, I felt compelled to do something, said Rohrssen. On June 11, he will sponsor a dinner and benefit auction for the victims of the cyclone at the Galley Restaurant with seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. On June 15 he will hold an afternoon potluck and band concert at the Lopez Center.