OPAL Community Land Trust’s annual meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 29, and include a house tour and brief business meeting, followed by a potluck dinner.
The San Juan Preservation Trust announces the launch of a major fundraising campaign to create a new nature preserve in the heart of San Juan Island. The Campaign to Save Mount Grant, if successful, will permanently protect one of San Juan’s most valuable gems and make it accessible to the public.
At a recent Orcas Island Lions meeting, Camp Orkila Director Dimitri Stankevich updated the group on the variety of services that Camp Orkila provides to youngsters of all ages near and far.
Chair yoga has returned to the Orcas Senior Center on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. This gentle way of practicing yoga eases tensions acquired from challenges of everyday life stresses, or chronic disease.
The Kiwanis Club will be accepting rummage sale items at the American Legion on Friday morning, April 17.
The small, but mighty Orcas High School Band brought home “Excellent” ratings from judges at a regional contest in Bellingham on March 25.
Each year, at this time, we reach out to the community (businesses and individuals) requesting a contribution of $25 for the continued funding of the scholarships. We will post an 8 by ten inch poster, acknowledging each individual contributor and an 8 by 10 inch ad for each business contributor that supports our graduates.
Orcas Island Fire and Rescue will remain a “class 6” with the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau. In a letter received on April 8 from the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau, Orcas Island Fire and Rescue was informed that its Protection Class Rating will remain a six.
Bigger and better than ever, this year it’s county-wide, with Orcas, San Juan and, for the first time, Lopez Island participating.
Rolf Hokansson will discuss all aspects of herb culture, including history, culinary and medical uses, harvesting and preserving during the Garden Club Meeting on April 15 at Orcas Center Madrona Room at 10 a.m.
The Granny’s Attic rummage sale is Saturday, April 25 at the Orcas Senior Center.
Would you help us save our resident orca whales (killer whales)? We have thought of three ways to save our orca whales. Read on to find out more information.
In conjunction with a family nutrition education program, early learning center Children House is once again sponsoring, “Eat for A Week,” a raffle that includes meals for two at 10 local restaurants.
The Orcas Montessori School’s auction celebration, “Wave of The Future,” is Saturday, April 11, 6-9 p.m. at Random Howse.
The Maundy Thursday service on April 2 will begin in the Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m. with a light meal (potluck: bring flat breads, olives, hummus, salads, vegetables).
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.