Cameron Schuh of Orcas Island made the dean's list at Eastern Washington University for the fall quarter 2015.
Submitted by Orcas Center
Dr. Rosie Kuhn, a long time Orcas Island resident, international presenter and life and business coach, reveals to the world the 101 ways to make every child's spirit soar, in her latest book, "Cultivating Spirituality in Children." It is available at Darvill's Bookstore. She will be speaking at the Orcas Senior Center on Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. on the topic of "The Care and Feeding of a Child's Spirit." This newest book is her eighth publication.
Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is offering a $2,000 "Educational Opportunity Award."
Submitted by the Orcas Library
Christmas trees return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort and Spa during the month of December, decorated by nine local non-profit organizations. Sponsored by the resort, the Festival of Trees is designed to be a fundraiser during this holiday season for participating organizations, including returning organizations Friends of Moran State Park, The Funhouse, Orcas Historical Society, Farm to Cafeteria, Orcas Montessori, Orcas Island Community Foundation, Orcas Animal Protection Society, and Wolf Hollow. New organization participating this year are Long Live the Kings (salmon hatchery) and the Junior Sailing Program.
Orcas Island Garden Club announces its annual Christmas Tea for December 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., in the Madrona Room of Orcas Center. This is the second Wednesday of the month instead of our usual meetings on the third Wednesday. Everyone brings a sweet or savory treat. There will be the Silver Tea Service and centerpieces from the Nest. Cindy Morgan of the Nest returns with wonderful new ideas for holiday decor. Cindy's creative centerpieces are a popular tradition at the annual holiday Tea. Learn how to make them yourself with natural, found, and decorative materials. We look forward to seeing all members for our start of the holiday season. For more information, see www.orcasislandgardenclub.org.
Local instructors are offering a community dance class on Dec. 7 from 7 to 9 pm at the Odd Fellows Hall. They will be teaching Cha Cha. Instruction begins at 7 p.m. followed by dancing at 8 p.m. The classes are free and no partner is needed. For info, call Bill at 376-8857 or Jean at 376-6549.
The first Saturday in December is the annual "thank you" to the Orcas Island Community from the Friends of the Library.
The Visual Arts Committee of The Orcas Center is presenting their December Show, "THREADS!" with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The show will run through Sunday, Dec. 20. For further information, call Joan Fletcher at 360-376-5807
Children's Christmas Market
Festival of Arts
Thurs, Nov. 26
On Sunday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m., Orcas Island Community Church will launch a new weekly Vespers service designed for the many people in the church and on the island who are seeking a more contemplative worship experience.
All dogs in San Juan County and the Town of Friday Harbor are required to be licensed annually. The Auditor's Office and several other vendors around the county have started selling 2016 tags. This year's tag is a red bone shape.
A highlight of the annual Senior Center's Holiday Festival on Sat. Nov. 28 is the Bake Sale, where sweet treats tempt the taste buds. We're off to a good start with a contributions of cookies, pumpkin bread and biscotti, but we're looking for more!
The Holiday Festival of Arts will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for photos. Admission is $1 or a donation to the food bank. The festival has 30 artisans so far with space for more people. You can pick up an application for table rental at the senior center.
The following was submitted by the Orcas Family Health Center.
Next week will hold a unique opportunity to play bingo twice in one week! Get your dabbers ready, and come on out to the American Legion for some good family fun.