Arts calendar




Orcas Island Garden Club annual end-of-the-year Garden Club Picnic. 11 a.m. at the home of Jackie Abell, 118 Golf Estate Road. Visitors welcome. For questions, contact Ken Walker 376-0501 or Jackie Abell 376-5757.

Indralaya Theosophical Study Group meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Info: 376-6765.

“Alice in Wonderland” Orcas Island school production at the Orcas Center, 7:30 p.m.

Indralaya Theosophical Study Group meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Info: 376-6765.


Indian Island nature study open to all Orcas students in grades 3-7. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 3 through July 31 with registration options. Sponsored by the SJ Nature Institute and Salmonberry School.

Call Andria at 376-5111 for more information.

Preschool storytime at the Orcas Island Public Library, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Info: 376-4985.

“Global to Local” video of global trends in agriculture, environment, and social welfare. 7 p.m. at The Funhouse for ages 14 and up. Learn about solutions currently happening on Orcas Island and why they are vitally important for the planet. Donations support the F.E.A.S.T. program.

Open Mic Pizza Night at Doe Bay Resort. A weekly benefit for a different nonprofit organization each month. 6 to 10 p.m., with open mic starting between 7 and 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 13

“Pets: why we live with ‘em, why we don’t.” In conjunction with the annual visit of the international improvers hosted by Unexpected Productions, local writers will share their original monologues and visiting improvers will act them out.

$10. 7:30 p.m. Orcas Center OffCenter Stage 376-2281

James Lee Stanley in Concert at The Trading Company (Prune Alley & School Rd., Eastsound), Friday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. With guest fiddler Sharon Abreu. Opening Set by The Parking Angels. For info. call 376-5773 or visit


Saturday Farmers’ Market in Eastsound Village Green, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Orcas Public Library’s Saturday storytimes will be held from 11:30 am to noon on the Village Green.

Annual Children’s Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Eastsound Village Green. Proceeds benefit participating Children’s organizations. To participate or for more information call 376-4744 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Writer’s Roundtable – Memoir writing in prose and poetry. From 1-3 at the Library.

SUNDAY, June 15

First Annual Orcas Island Farmer’s Market Dinner and silent auction. Live band and a cash bar. Tickets at Darvill’s Bookstore, Ray’s Pharmacy, and Rose’s. At the Odd Fellows Hall, Eastsound. For more information, go to or call Melloni at 298-2283.

MONDAY, June 16

T’ai Chi – free introductory class at the Orcas Senior Center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Information: 376-6336.

Duplicate bridge every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse in Eastsound, 376-2797 or 376-8278.

TUESDAY, June 17

“Cooking in the Barn” series benefitting Children’s House features Christina Orchid. Demonstration class begins at 3 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner with wine. For information or reservations call 376-4744.

“Our Nation’s Energy Crisis” and “Fixing our Medical Care System,” two lectures brought by the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, beginning at

5:30 p.m. at the Orcas Center. Call the Chamber at 376-2273.

Orcas Speaks Toastmasters meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center.

Chess club at the Orcas Island Library at 3:30 p.m. 376-4985.



Myanmar/Burma Benefit Dinner for cyclone victims at the Galley Restaurant. Two seatings: 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Minimum $25 donation. For info, call 468-2713.

JFK and the Unspeakable – A book talk with note author, peace activist and scholar Jim Douglass. Lopez Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $5.


Farmers Market located next to the Lopez Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.