Sponsors are signing up, excitement is mounting, judges are being selected and the deadline is drawing ever so near for the fifth annual Student Chef Competition.
The theme of this year’s Orcas Island Community Church Women’s Spring Luncheon is “Victory Gardens.” The theme comes from Psalm 18:19.
The Annual Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby is this Saturday 7 to 11 a.m.
The Orcas High School Band may be small, but they’re strong. The nine-member band brought home “I” or “Superior” ratings from both judges at a regional contest in Bellingham on March 27.
Orcas Power and Light Cooperative is holding its annual meeting and election for the board of directors. This is every members’ opportunity to influence who sets co-op policies and rates. Every OPALCO member has the right to vote in each election – regardless of their home district.
Four Winds Westward Ho, a historical summer camp on Orcas Island, is hoping that a team of young adults from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps will be able to eradicate the non-native invasive species spurge laurel from their camp grounds.
The art of Orcas Island’s young people will once again be filling the Orcas Center galleries with creativity and exuberance throughout the month of May.
The Orcas Island Library Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room to discuss the Library expansion project.
The first-ever Orcas Island Bird and Wildlife Festival debuted on Orcas Island last week. Sponsored by the chamber of commerce, it offered bird walks, lectures, special offerings for visitors and a parade through Eastsound. Participants are pictured above.
The Funhouse Commons Mentor Program continues to provide Orcas Island youth with traditional one-on-one mentor matches and several types of project-based mentorships that link caring adults with small groups of children.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation is hosting a fundraising workshop on May 8 with Susan Howlett from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parish Hall. It will be a full day of fundraising skills building.
Earth Day 2014 is fast approaching, and the Orcas High School Environmental Club is working with the new Elementary E.A.R.T.H. group to plan a great parade!
It’s time to plan for the 2014-15 Orcas School kindergarten class. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they reach age five before Sept. 1, 2014.
“Boat Safely Fairs” will be held on April 26 at the Port of Friday Harbor and April 27 at West Sound Marina, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day.
Local instructors are again offering their community dance class on April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall. The dance will be basic Foxtrot.
Each year in the spring and fall, The Healing Arts Center holds a fundraiser called the Healing Arts Fair. The practitioners, who offer massage and other bodywork modalities, acupuncture, counseling and more, offer the community an opportunity to sample discounted sessions.
The Orcas Montessori School will host their Annual Spring Auction and Fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The event will take place at the Island Hoppin’ Brewery located at 33 Hope Street in Eastsound. Childcare is available with RSVP by calling 376-5350.
Islands Energy Coalition presents a forum with OPALCO board candidates on Monday, April 14 at 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. at the Lopez Library.
Granny’s Attic will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center.
In conjunction with a family nutrition education program, early learning center Children House is once again sponsoring, “Eat for A Week,” a raffle which includes meals for two at 10 local restaurants.