Orcas Center held its Summer Theatre Camp for ages 8 to 13 this past week.
Katog Yeshe Ling on Orcas Island is sponsoring teachings with Khentrul Lodro T'haye Rinpoche, who will present a lecture and weekend teachings.
Vacation Bible School will be held at Orcas Island Community Church this year from Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14.
"We ain't afraid of no ghosts!" You might be after you attend the Spooky Tales Ghost Stories presented by the Orcas Island Historical Society this summer. Master storyteller, Antoinette Botsford, will weave her scary tales of Orcas ghosts at both the Pioneer Museum in the heart of Eastsound and the Crow Valley School Museum on Crow Valley road this summer! You will hear hair-raising stories such as "Hatchet Annie and the Boo Hag of Four Winds", "Octavia's Secret Love", and "The Handless Smuggler of Outlook Inn," just to mention a few.
Islanders enjoyed a stream of dolled-up pets and kids in Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center's 26th annual Pet Parade today.
From the Olga Strawberry Council
Join Orcas Island School District for a retirement reception for Greg Books, Jan Reid and Susan Stolmeier on Weds., June 15 in the school cafeteria from 3:05 to 5 p.m. Bring photos, memories and cards to share.
Do you know who established the first scheduled air taxi-commuter airlines in the Northwest that has survived to this day? Can you name "The Flying Doc of the San Juans?" What recent Orcas resident took the famous "Earth Rise" photo from Apollo 8? Have you heard of our own humble but willing and skilled Mercy Pilots?
Mackie Blackburn (Orcas High School, Class of 2012) will be graduating from the University of Washington this spring, and has been accepted into graduate school at UW where he will pursue a master's degree in computational linguistics.
All kindergarten-bound children will have the opportunity to ride to the public elementary school in a big yellow school bus with their preschool teachers on Tuesday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. The bus stops at the four preschools on North Beach Road. The first stop is Kaleidoscope at 9:05 a.m. The bus will then continue back to town, stopping at the Montessori School, Salmonberry and Children's House preschools. Parents do not need to accompany their children on this trip.
Saturday, May 28: Pancake Wash fundraiser for Camp Chelan
Proud parents Cameron Sides, a 2005 graduate of Orcas Island High School, and his wife Virginia Sides of Bow, Wash. are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Jane Sides. Born on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Skagit Family Health Center, Jane was 7 pounds, 4 ounces. She is welcomed into the family by first time grandparents Mark and Perri Gibbons of Eastsound.
Orcas Island High School, Funhouse Commons and Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to bring high school students this all day event. Inspire Orcas will be an exciting day of inspirational presentations, skill-based demonstrations, and a job fair.
The Salmonberry School's Annual Spring Dinner and Silent Auction is on Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. at Orcas Center.
Simone Hansen, a senior at Orcas Island High School, will be presenting a culmination of her art work at the Orcas Island Senior Center. The show will feature her diversity as an artist through a variety of mediums, including drawings, paintings, clay, sewing, and especially photography.
For three consecutive weeks that ended on March 15, diners at the Tuesday community lunches held at the Orcas Island Community Church for food bank clients were offered slow cooker recipes, tastings and step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Madrona Club of Orcas Island, a small social, cultural and civic service women's organization established in 1906. The three recipes presented were Island Stew, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and Black Beans and Rice. Bonus recipes were also distributed and the reception was warm and curious.
If you love the Orcas Island Historical museum and like to meet people, consider becoming a docent. Volunteers are scheduled for a two and a half-hour shift, morning or afternoon. There are always two docents on a shift. There will be a meeting at the Crow Valley School museum on Saturday, April 2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. RSVP to Carol at 376-4198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Music Advocacy Group's 19th annual benefit concert will bring adult and student Orcas musicians together in support of school music on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. in the Old Gym at the public school.
Submitted by the Community Church
Submitted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church