Life

Summer birds focus of library class

A six-week course called “Intermediate Birding: Summer Birds” will be offered by Kim Middleton at the Orcas Island Public Library starting March 23. To accommodate students’ schedules, the course will have two sections, one meeting on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m., and the other meeting on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The course will include 5 classroom sessions and one field trip and conclude in April.

  • Feb 24th, 2009

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  • Feb 24th, 2009

Theatre review: “Wait until Dark”

We all went home and locked our doors last night after seeing “Wait Until Dark,” the classic thriller put on by the Actors Theater of Orcas Island to a full house benefit for Kaleidoscope at the Grange last Thursday.

  • Feb 24th, 2009

San Juan County: ADU Permit Lottery odds are very good

If you filled out an application for the permit lottery to convert an existing building to a Detached Auxiliary Dwelling Unit (ADU) and you meet the minimum code requirements, you’ve already won. If you are entered in the ADU permit lottery for a new ADU, and the property qualifies, you have a 14 in 15 chance of winning.

  • Feb 17th, 2009

Grammy-winning Klezmatics to appear at Orcas Center

As part of a season of performances that includes world music and dance from Scotland, Mexico, Japan and the Aleutian Islands, Orcas Center will present one performance only of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Feb 17th, 2009

Music, music, music! Weekend of performances benefit school music program

This spirited band of over two dozen young musicians will perform the traditional mariachi tunes of Mexico at Orcas Center on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Earlier that day the band will play for an all school assembly in the Orcas High School gym at 2 p.m.

  • Feb 17th, 2009

Swimming with the kids

  • Feb 16th, 2009

Crossroads lecture series to resume

The lecture series “Crossroads: Ideas for a New Century” will resume on Friday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center. Professor Joseph Massey, founding director of the Center for International Business at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, will speak on “The Dragon and the Elephant: China, India, and Global Economic Leadership in the 21st Century.”

  • Feb 16th, 2009

American Legion annual fishing derby

The Voyle B. Martin American Legion Post #93’s 30th Annual Fishing Derby will be held from Feb. 28 to March 1.

  • Feb 16th, 2009

Venetian plaster paintings on display Venetian plaster paintings on display

The artwork of Deborah Heffley Jones will be on display at Washington Federal Savings in Eastsound for the month of February. The Orcas Island resident is sharing her Venetian plaster paintings on canvas, which include larger scale water-view landscapes as well as examples of bright and bold chromatic wall hangings. Jones is showing pieces at Christina's Restaurant through the end of the month as well.

  • Feb 16th, 2009

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  • Feb 16th, 2009

Crossroads to present The Dragon and the Elephant: China, India and Global Economic Leadership in the 21st Century

The lecture series Crossroads: Ideas for a New Century will resume on Friday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center. Professor Joseph Massey, founding director of the Center for International Business at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, will speak on The Dragon and the Elephant: China, India, and Global Economic Leadership in the 21st Century.

  • Feb 15th, 2009

Lorraine Feather and Shelly Berg bringing upbeat jazz to Orcas Center

Lorraine Feather, Orcas Island resident and nationally renowned jazz lyricist and singer, will be joined by long-time accompanist Shelly Berg for an evening of high energy jazz tunes and clever lyrics on Saturday, Feb. 14 starting at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s concert will honor the Orcas Animal Protection Society (APS), with a portion of the proceeds of Feather’s CD sales benefiting APS.

  • Feb 11th, 2009

Dream Dancers

The Unangax Dream Dancers performed on Feb. 8 as part of Orcas…

  • Feb 10th, 2009

Kallet and Larsen in concert

Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, each well known for their decades of music-making, have joined musical forces in a new duo.

  • Feb 10th, 2009

Everything is more scary when the lights are out…

A suspenseful thriller is coming to Orcas – one that will leave audience members gripping the edge of their seats.

Young string trio and pianist to appear at Orcas Center

Orcas Center will present one performance only of the Chiara String Trio with pianist Soyeon Lee on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Feb 10th, 2009

Researchers confirm San Juans are critical for salmon recovery??

Abundant numbers of young salmon are using local beaches and shorelines for food and shelter, confirming that the San Juans play a critical role in the recovery of Puget Sound salmon.

  • Feb 10th, 2009

Artworks reopens for the season with paintings by Bill Trogden

The Orcas Island Artworks will reopen for the season on Friday, Feb. 13, featuring new paintings by Bill Trogden.

  • Feb 10th, 2009

EOTO to perform at Outlook Inn

The west coast duo EOTO will be preforming their unique brand of breakbeat/glitch-hop and house at the Outlook Inn on Feb. 16 at 9 p.m.

  • Feb 10th, 2009

Celebrating Lincoln’s birthday

On Friday, Feb. 20, the San Juan County Republican Party is celebrating the 200th Birthday of Abraham Lincoln. The evening includes guest speakers and a special dinner at the Orcas American Legion Hall starting at 6 p.m.

  • Feb 10th, 2009

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  • Feb 10th, 2009

Abstract art on display at Enzo’s

Australian artist Hele Ellis has been busy painting and enjoying Orcas as part of her work retreat on the island.

  • Feb 10th, 2009

Orcas Idol Saturday Night!

In just a few days, the contestants of Orcas Idol will grace the stage of Orcas Center, performing to a full house of eagerly awaiting friends, family, and fans.

Textile show at Orcas Center

Textile art ranging from traditional to contemporary will fill the Orcas Center main gallery and Madrona Room throughout February. The public is invited to a reception for the participating local artists on Friday, Feb. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Feb 4th, 2009

Ecotopian brings new cuisine to Orcas

It started with a book and a vision, and led to a collaboration that has brought a new dining venue and a new type of cuisine to Orcas.

  • Feb 4th, 2009

All things Chocolate at annual DVSAS Valentine Dinner

Stop in the name of chocolate.

OCS community dinner to feature Italian menu

The second of the three community dinners at Orcas Christian School will be on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Feb 3rd, 2009

Hands at Work exhibit to open

Summer Moon Scriver, the photographer of the book “Hands at Work,” a display of black-and-white photographs and oral history profiles, will be at the Orcas Island Historical Museum on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. to open the exhibit of the same name.

  • Feb 3rd, 2009

Orcas Writers Festival wants to sponsor the Big Read

The Orcas Island Writers Festival is planning to bring the Big Read program to the San Juan Island community in connection with their September festival.

  • Feb 3rd, 2009

What’s happening

Duplicate Bridge Every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse in Eastsound duplicate bridge. For details call 376-2797 or 376-8278.

  • Feb 3rd, 2009

Ann Jones’ artwork on display in Anacortes

Orcas resident Ann Jones will have her art on display at the Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes. The show will feature seven new pieces. It will run from Feb. 6 until March 3. Jones aims to and honor our rural and marine life. There will be an artist’s reception on Friday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.. For more information call the Scott Milo Gallery at (360) 293-6938.

  • Feb 3rd, 2009

Fourth Annual Kids’ Fest offers eclectic mix of performances Fourth Annual Kids’ Fest offers eclectic mix of performances

Orcas Center’s Fourth Annual Kids’ Fest will take place Feb. 8 through 13 and will feature four entertaining and educational events.

  • Feb 3rd, 2009

Photographers win some time with a noted juror, reviewer

Six photographers from the San Juan Islands won a personal portfolio review with Jeanne Falk Adams, CEO of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park and daughter-in-law of the late environmentalist and photographer.

  • Jan 27th, 2009

10-Minute Play Fest gives Orcas playwrights a chance to show their work

Now in its fourth year, the 10-Minute Play Fest, produced by the Actors Theater of Orcas Island, is an opportunity for first-time as well as veteran playwrights, directors, and actors to see their work come to life in front of an audience.

Vegetable gardening to be topic of next Orcas Island Garden Club meeting

The Orcas Island Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Jan. 21 in the Madrona Room at the Orcas Center at 10 a.m.

  • Jan 13th, 2009

Sculpture exhibit at Key Bank

Sculptor Justin W. Taylor will be exhibiting his art work at Key Bank during January. An artist’s reception will be held on Jan. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. with Taylor giving a torch demonstration of patina on bronze in front of the bank.

  • Jan 13th, 2009

Annual textile show looking for artists

Orcas Center’s Visual Arts Committee is presenting the Textile Art show in February in the lobby gallery and the Madrona Room.

  • Jan 13th, 2009

Baby Gramps and Eric Apoe to perform

A new music series, Spotlight in the OffCenter, will feature visiting artists in Orcas Center’s intimate black box theatre.

  • Jan 13th, 2009