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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The Voyle B. Martin American Legion Post #93’s 30th Annual Fishing Derby will be held from Feb. 28 to March 1.
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.
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.
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.
The Unangax Dream Dancers performed on Feb. 8 as part of Orcas…
Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, each well known for their decades of music-making, have joined musical forces in a new duo.
A suspenseful thriller is coming to Orcas – one that will leave audience members gripping the edge of their seats.
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.
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.
The Orcas Island Artworks will reopen for the season on Friday, Feb. 13, featuring new paintings by Bill Trogden.
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.
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.
Australian artist Hele Ellis has been busy painting and enjoying Orcas as part of her work retreat on the island.
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 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.
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.
Stop in the name of chocolate.
The second of the three community dinners at Orcas Christian School will be on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.
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.
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.
Duplicate Bridge Every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse in Eastsound duplicate bridge. For details call 376-2797 or 376-8278.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orcas Center’s Visual Arts Committee is presenting the Textile Art show in February in the lobby gallery and the Madrona Room.
A new music series, Spotlight in the OffCenter, will feature visiting artists in Orcas Center’s intimate black box theatre.