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‘Winds in the Morning’ show at Grange – date added

by Toby Cooper Special to the Sounder Lopezian playwright Richard Carter remembers…

  • Dec 9th, 2019

Donors sought to underwrite production of ‘Chicago’

Orcas Center is seeking donors to help fund its first major production…

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Funhouse staff strengthening programs and empowering youth

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. Thanks to the generosity of our community…

  • Dec 8th, 2019
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                                Grayson Howard, winner of the festive attire competition.

Hundreds turn out for fourth annual dodgeball gathering

Submitted by the Board of the Orcas Island Education Foundation. On Friday,…

  • Dec 8th, 2019
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                                Grayson Howard, winner of the festive attire competition.

‘A Christmas Carol’ at Orcas Center

“A Christmas Carol” – One Day Only at Orcas Center

  • Dec 7th, 2019

Welcome Flat Ed Lago, Newest Member of the GiveOrcas Flat family

The Orcas Island Community Foundation welcomes “Flat Ed,” the full-size, cardboard cutout…

  • Dec 6th, 2019

Orcas Island Community Church presents “An American Christmas”

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Church The Orcas Island Community Church…

  • Dec 6th, 2019

Christmas Tree Sale and Winter Festival

Christmas Tree sales are underway! Fresh and sustainably harvested Grand, Noble and…

  • Dec 6th, 2019

Sing A Song Of Christmas

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Church. Orcas Island Community Church presents…

  • Dec 4th, 2019

Holiday magic with Cindy Morgan

Submitted by the Orcas Island Garden Club. The Orcas Island Garden Club…

  • Dec 3rd, 2019

Last chance to change your medicare drug plan

On Friday, Dec. 6, between 1 and 4 p.m. volunteers with the…

  • Dec 2nd, 2019

Learn about how food matters

Submitted by the Orcas Island Public Library In a global world, food…

  • Dec 2nd, 2019

Make holiday swag at Moran State Park

Come to Moran State Park and learn to make a holiday swag…

  • Dec 2nd, 2019

Holiday play by local playwright

Celebrate the holiday season with the Actors’ Theater of Orcas Island production…

  • Nov 29th, 2019
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                                Left to right: Miette Vaughn, Johnny Holley, Elizabeth Ockerman, Eve Eon, Vivian Casaday and Yssa Rodriguez.

Orcas PTSA offers weekly rollerskating nights for all ages

On Saturday nights, the public school gym comes alive with disco lights…

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                                Left to right: Miette Vaughn, Johnny Holley, Elizabeth Ockerman, Eve Eon, Vivian Casaday and Yssa Rodriguez.

Merry Christmas and All That Jazz

An Orcas Island Jazz Festival Christmas Concert will light up the holidays…

  • Nov 28th, 2019

Orcas Choral Society sings “Comfort and Joy”

Celebrate the season with joyous song, as the Orcas Choral Society presents…

  • Nov 27th, 2019

Annual library Holiday Tea

Friends of the Library will host the 59th annual Holiday Tea on…

  • Nov 26th, 2019

Orcas Youth Chorus

Choral singing is a team sport—it is impossible for an individual singer…

  • Nov 26th, 2019
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Olga Store grant nearly matched and offer soon to be made!

Submitted by Friends of The Olga Store Building. We believe in public…

  • Nov 25th, 2019
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Hearts and Hands is here to help

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Community is all about heart and…

  • Nov 25th, 2019
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Cyclone basketball team presents prize to raffle winner

Over the last few weeks, many members of our small island have…

  • Nov 25th, 2019
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Orcas Door to Door holiday rides

Holidays can be a lonely time, especially when you don’t have a…

  • Nov 25th, 2019

Datapalooza! A statistics and demographics event for San Juan County

Submitted by The San Juan County Economic Development Council. Need more data…

  • Nov 25th, 2019

Senior Center happenings

Orcas Senior Center happenings

  • Nov 25th, 2019

SeaDoc Society presents Ocean Night ‘The Salmon Way’

Submitted by SeaDoc Society. Spend the evening at the Sea View Theatre…

  • Nov 25th, 2019

Protest period opens for monument management plan

Submitted by the San Juan Islands National Monument. The San Juan Islands…

  • Nov 24th, 2019
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                                Amber Chenoweth, owner and handler, with 8-year-old Pomeranian “detection diva” Shugga.

Smelling a cure for Parkinsons

Dog and medical enthusiasts gathered to support and learn more about PADs…

  • Nov 23rd, 2019
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                                Amber Chenoweth, owner and handler, with 8-year-old Pomeranian “detection diva” Shugga.

Annual Children’s Christmas Market

Are you looking for a unique and affordable gift for Christmas? Then…

  • Nov 22nd, 2019
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KidzLit is Back at the Funhouse

Submitted by the Funhouse Commons. On Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m., the Funhouse…

  • Nov 22nd, 2019
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Haley Cruz Winchell and Griselda Cruz Gonzalez.

Orkila in third year of English/Spanish language classes

Learning a new language on Orcas Island is all about building connections,…

Haley Cruz Winchell and Griselda Cruz Gonzalez.

Santa comes to town

In parts of the world, Santa arrives by sleigh, slides down chimneys…

  • Nov 21st, 2019

Choral Society carolers warm Orcas spirits

This year, kick off your holidays with real, old-fashioned Christmas spirit, as…

  • Nov 20th, 2019

Holiday Traditions at Orcas Center Bring a Festive Spirit to the Islands

As the days grow shorter and nights get colder, Orcas Center helps…

  • Nov 20th, 2019

EDC’s Cross-Industry Symposium

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council Knowledge workers can…

  • Nov 19th, 2019

Washington State Parks acquires 134-acre Point Lawrence property on Orcas

Washington State Parks and the Alberg and Johanson families are pleased to…

  • Nov 19th, 2019

Going for the gold

A dark shadow flies through the air contrasting against the bright blue…

  • Nov 19th, 2019

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at the Odd Fellows Hall.

Everyone is welcome to a community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 28,…

  • Nov 18th, 2019

Olga Symphony and Friends in concert

Olga Symphony and Friends in concert

  • Nov 17th, 2019

“Sacred Cedar” at library

Orcas Island Library invites the community to an engaging conversation with Dave…

  • Nov 15th, 2019