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Mike Stolmeier
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Business Essentials: Social Media   
Join us on Wednesday, October 22
(8:30 am - 9:30 am)
Eastsound Fire Hall
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We invite Chamber members and the public to join us for this look at Social Media.

Social Media Promotions
 This class will give an overview of how social media can be used to promote to a large audience.  You may have noticed that just about everyone is using Social Media these days. Now you can use it to your advantage by reaching all of the people who are using this medium everyday. Sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter offer a huge audience of people that could become potential customers. Come learn how to create a social media strategy to reach all these people and get your message out to an audience that is looking for you.

Social Media icons Our workshop leader Darin Leong runs a local web design business called Blooming Mind Media. He has helped several local businesses with their online presence and has a broad range of business experiencing ranging from IT work, graphic design, hotel management and robotics. 

Please make plans to join us on Wednesday! 
But please RSVP! (Space is Limited)

When:  Wednesday, October 22 (8:30 am - 9:30 am) starting promptly. 
Where: Eastsound Fire Hall 
RSVP:  Please call or email the Chamber to let us know you can attend 

Events This Week
 

LIVE MUSIC: NINA GERBER & CHRIS WEBSTER @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Thursday, October 16 from 7:30 pm, Dinner from 6 pm)
Chris Webster and Nina Gerber in concert at 7:30, by donation, folk, blues Chris Webster can sing just about anything-folk, rock ballads and even jazzy pop vocals. That's why she's great as lead singer for the popular Sacramento dance band Mumbo Gumbo. When she's not fronting that septet-which she joined 20 years ago as a teenager-she's furthering a solo career that, so far, has produced five albums. She hasn't released anything since an unknown medical condition caused her to lose her voice in 2008, but thankfully, at least she's now regained her pipes. At this show, Webster will be joined by long-time collaborator Nina Gerber, a guitarist famous for her association with folk singer Kate Wolf.
www.ninagerber.com AND chriswebstermusic.com/

INFORMATION:  360-376-1111


FALL FESTIVAL & HAUNTED HAY RIDE @ CAMP ORKILA

(Friday, October 17 from 1:30 - 5:30 pm, Haunted Hay Ride from 7 - 8:45 pm)
We'll have hot dogs, soup, chili and cider to warm you up.  You'll be able to participate in pumpkin carving, cider-pressing, face painting, archery, climbing at the Climbing Tower, games, and much more!
Would you like to ride our 1000-foot Zipline during Fall Festival?  GREAT!  The Zipline will be a drop-in activity this year.  Please meet at the lower end of the Zipline for a briefing and know that children must be in 3rd grade or older to participate, and the maximum weight capacity for a single rider is 285 lbs. (subject to change depending on conditions).  Each participant must have a parent present to sign release waiver.
At 5:00, hop aboard for a fun Hay Ride around our farm, suitable for younger children.  For older children and adults, we invite you to take a ride on our legendary, fear-inducing Haunted Hay Ride, leaving every 20 minutes from 7:00-8:45pm.
This is a family event, thus we would like to encourage all children and groups to be accompanied by an adult, and remember that there will be families including small children in attendance. 

All food and activities are free, so come on out and join us for some autumn fun!

 

 

SEA VIEW THEATRE MOVIE OF THE WEEK: 'MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT' 

(Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm)
Directed by Woody Allen.  Synopsis: Stanley is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated spiritualist Sophie and her scheming mother. However, the more time he spends with her, he starts thinking that she might actually be able to communicate with the other world, but even worse, he might be falling in love with her. RATED PG-13
See the trailer here.

INFORMATION: 234 A St, 360-376-5724


ORCAS ISLAND FARMERS' MARKET   
(Saturdays from 11 am - 2 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)  
Sleep in and have that second cup of coffee! The Orcas Island Farmers' Market has moved indoors for the remainder of the autumn season.  Join us at Oddfellows Hall every Saturday up through November 22.

INFORMATION: For more information please call Jennifer Pietsch, Market Manager at 317-8342 or via email at orcasislandfarmersmarket@gmail.com 


CROSSROADS LECTURE: 'LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD?' THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN POLITICS
(Saturday, October 18, 4 pm @ Orcas Center)
Please join us for our final lecture of the Fall 2014 season. Dr. Melody Rose, one of the nations leading experts on women and politics will speak about the future of Women in American Politics. Dr. Rose has authored a number of award winning publications on the presidency, social policy and women in politics. She will explore the nuances of the American presidency, and reveals why we have yet to experience a female chief executive.
Individual tickets are $10 and available at Darvill's Books and at the door.

INFORMATION: www.orcascrossroads.org


LIVE MUSIC/DANCE PARTY: SOUL GETAWAY @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, October 18 from 8 pm, food from 6 pm)
Soul Getaway, a 7 piece dance band playing disco, soul, R & B show is packed with back to back all-time hit party tunes by KC & The Sunshine Band, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and many more. The Soul Getaway live horn section and stellar vocals make these all-time party & dance favorites come to life with high voltage soul. www.soulgetawayband.com

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


DOE BAY FLEA MARKET @ DOE BAY YOGA STUDIO
(Sunday, October 19 from 11 am - 4 pm)
Doe Bay Resort and Retreat is having another flea market sale of new, used, vintage and handmade items, from different vendors.
Fabulous vintage clothing, colorful market baskets from Ghana,  Halloween accessories and costumes,  new handmade silver jewelry, gemstone and glass beads, costume jewelry, decorative items, kitchenware, more...we are still collecting!
Enjoy the drive, shop at the sale, eat brunch in the Doe Bay Café (open 9 to 2), spend some time in the soaking tubs (open 8 to 3, then again from 4 to 10 pm).
Each time, we help a different Island non-profit with a portion of the proceeds.  This time, the beneficiary is the Orcas island Food Bank.
 
INFORMATION:  Email office@doebay.com or cal  360-376-2291


THE MET: LIVE ON SCREEN - MOZART'S LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

(Sunday, October 19 at 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart's masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy not in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s.
Tickets are $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.

 

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 ex 1 

 

 

BOOK READING: PETER MILLER

(Sunday, October 19 from 1 - 3 pm @ Darvill's Bookstore)
Our friend Peter Miller will be on Orcas to share his amazing recipes and stories from his book - Lunch at the Shop: The Art of the Midday Meal.
For years, Peter has been serving lunch at his architectural book store in Seattle for staff and whomever may wander by. He's perfected the art of of creating wonderfully simple meals with a few ingredients from home and whatever fresh produce he gathers at the Farmers Market. Stop by for some tasty treats, a glass of wine and learn from the master how to enjoy the midday meal.

INFORMATION:  360-376-9866  

 

 

SUNDAY MATINEES @ THE SEA VIEW THEATRE
(Sunday, October 19 @ 2 pm $7.00 admission)
"BULLITT" - **** A 1968 movie starring Steve McQueen,Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset & Robert Duvall.  McQueen plays a San Francisco cop assigned as bodyguard to a syndicate witness. The witness gets shotgunned -- in the most brutally direct 10 seconds of film I can remember -- and McQueen becomes a political football. Robert Vaughn (better than usual) is the politician who puts the heat on, and it's up to McQueen to hide the victim's body until he can untangle the case.
Rated PG-13 (some violence) -  See the trailer here.

INFORMATION: 234 A St, 360-376-5724

 

 

HISTORY MATINEES HAVE RETURNED 

(Sunday, October 19, 3 pm @ Senior Center)

The Orcas Island Historical Museum's Monthly Historical Matinee series will resume Sunday, October 19th featuring Richard Blumenthal, author of Maritime Place Names Inland Washington Waters. Blumenthal's depth of research into nautical charts including Spanish, American and British archives, appears exhaustive. Come and join us while Blumenthal shares his extensive wealth of knowledge. From Boston Harbor near Olympia to Point Roberts his book is a treasure trove of information and well-illustrated throughout its 338 pages. Blumenthal's book is available for sale in the Historical Museums Gift Shop.  

 

 

BOOK READING: PAUL ROBERTS  

(Wednesday, October 22 at 6 pm @ Emmanuel Parish; reception @Darvill's)
Please join us to welcome "local" author and friend Paul Roberts who will talk about his new book: The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification.
From the best-selling author of   "The End of Oil "and "The End of Food," a moment-defining book about how our technologically driven economy has pushed our "culture of narcissism" into hyper-drive over the last three decades--and what we can still do about it.  The talk will be at The Emmanuel Parish Hall with a reception following at Darvill's Bookstore. Please join us for this important conversation !   

 

INFORMATION:  360-376-9866  

 


OPEN MIC @ RANDOM HOWSE  
(Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm. Dinner served from 6 pm)  
FREE, ALL AGES WELCOME, usually goes to 10 - 10:30pm.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111
 

 

NT LIVE ON SCREEN: SKYLIGHT @ ORCAS CENTER

(Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 pm)

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.  
Tickets are $18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.

 

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 ex 1   

 

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Mark Your Calendar - Chamber Annual Meeting!

The Chamber's Annual Meeting is coming up on Thursday, October 30 ... all current Chamber members are invited to attend.  Not yet a member of the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce?  If your business or organization is interested in learning more about the good things happening at the Chamber, please let us know!

When: Thursday, October 30 (5:30 pm - 8 pm)
Where: Rosario Resort's Beach House
RSVP:  Please send an Email, or give a call (376-2273) to let us know. 
Announcements


ORCAS CENTER'S 2015 BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN HAS BEGUN
Practice the Art of Good Business and support Orcas Center as a Business Member in 2015. Are you interested in putting your business name in front of each of Orcas Center's audience members? Contact us to learn more about Business Membership and advertising in our Playbill. (#)

INFORMATION:  Call or email Kara O'Toole at 360-376-2281 x3 or email kara@orcascenter.org


FOOD BANK'S FALL FOOD AND FUND DRIVE BEGINS!
The Orcas Island Food Bank, established in 1984, is dedicated to assisting all Island families needing food without question, and it deeply thanks the community for its continuing generous support.  
Fall marks the time of the year when the Orcas Island Food bank begins to gear up for the anticipated increase in food requirements.
Here's how you can help...
*  At any time, anyone may bring unused, unopened non-perishables to our drop box on the north side of the Food Bank building located at 116 Madrona Street, or to the Senior Center, Key Bank or the post office in Orcas.
*  Hold a food drive or fundraising event to benefit the Food Bank.
*  Donations in the form of checks payable to OIFB are always welcome and may be mailed at any time to PO Box 424, Eastsound, WA 98245.
*  Arrange with your bank to make an automatic monthly or quarterly transfer of any given amount to the Orcas Island Food Bank.(#)


ENERGY PIE SOCIAL
(Friday, October 24 from 5 - 7 pm @ Madrona Room, Orcas Center)
You are invited to a fun, informative, and most of all delicious event for the entire community to talk about the energy future of the San Juans.
- Provide your input on San Juan Island Energy Planning.
- Celebrate the Community Solar foo Our Schools programs and recognize our outstanding contributions
- Drop by, exchange ideas, and enjoy a slice of pie or two!
(While bring a pie is by no means mandatory, all delicious pies are welcome.
Sponsored by Island Energy, the San Juan Islands Conservation District, and OPALCO.

INFORMATION: 378-6621 or visit www.sjislandscd.org


OCS SAINTS VOLLEYBALL TEAM ROCKS!
The OCS Saints Volleyball Team hosted the Providence Christian Highlanders on Wednesday, October 1st, in the very first OCS home volleyball game in history before a nearly packed gym full of supporters and families.  "It was an electric environment the entire night.  Importantly, each and every player on the team had amazing, genuine moments throughout the 3-games match.  I was especially pleased with our team's focus, determination, energy, hustle and never-give-up attitude!  Their growth has been phenomenal and we played some very exciting team volleyball tonight!" said Coach Breezy Davis.  "The girls also really responded to the amazing turnout and support from families, friends, school and the community making tonight a memorable event for everyone."  The OCS Saints defeated the Highlanders in three straight sets, winning 29-27, 25-18, and 25-21.(##)


SEASONAL FLU SHOT CLINICS AT ORCAS MEDICAL CENTER  
(Adult Flu Shot Clinics on Wednesday, October 22) 
During the special clinics, flu shots will be administered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for adults who are scheduled in advance. Schedule your flu shot by calling 376-2561. If you prefer, you can schedule a flu shot most weekdays with a regular nurse appointment or as part of a regular OMC office visit. Vaccine is preservative free. Children's flu shots are by nurse appointment only, so please call to schedule your child's shot. (Children's flu shots will not be given during the adult clinics.) State-supplied (free) flu vaccine is available for children 6 months to 18 years old. Children under 9 years of age may need a second dose. 2014 Seasonal flu vaccine includes H1N1 vaccine. Protect yourself and your family by scheduling all family members for flu vaccinations now. Orcas Medical Center is at Mount Baker Road and Deye Lane, next door to Orcas Center.

INFORMATION: Call 360-376-2561 to schedule your flu shot  


1ST ANNUAL BITE OF THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
(Sunday, October 26 from 1-4 pm @ Brickworks Plaza, Friday Harbor)
On Sunday, October 26, the passionate and talented chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, distillers and brewers of the San Juan Islands will create a unique tasting event-the Bite of the San Juan Islands-showcasing the amazing quality of island-grown, organic, GMO-free meats, seafood, produce, wine, cider, beer and spirits. Chefs from all three main islands-Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands-will partner with island farmers and food producers to create delicious bites featuring local ingredients, from San Juan Island's Quail Croft goat cheese and heirloom fruit preserves from Girl Meets Dirt on Orcas Island to fresh wood-oven baked, wild-leavened bread from Barn Owl Bakery on Lopez. Fresh Jones Family Farms shellfish, island-raised lamb and lavender-spiked salmon are some of the tempting bites on the menu.

The Bite will take place at the recently restored Brickworks Plaza just two blocks from the ferry terminal. Brickworks houses the San Juan Island Farmers' Market in a meticulously restored early 20th-century brick factory with a soaring, wood beam open-truss ceiling, fir floors and beautiful natural light. Tickets ($2 per taste ticket, with each bite priced by the chef, from 1 ticket to 4, depending on the dish) will be sold at the door, so you can enjoy just a few bites, or make a meal of it while waiting for the afternoon ferry.

Here is a taste of who will be providing "Bites" for you to enjoy: San Juan Island Cheese, Coho, Backdoor Kitchen, Cask & Schooner, Vinny's Ristorante, The Bluff, Mike's Café and Wine Bar, Happy Place Sushi, Cynthia Burke Catering, San Juan Sea Salt, San Juan Island Pasta Company, Pelindaba Lavender Products, Café Demeter, Quail Croft Cheese, Inn at Ship Bay, Red Rabbit Farm, Myers Creamery, Girl Meets Dirt, Authentic Stone Pizza Ovens, Barn Owl Bakery and more.

Beverage producers will include: Kari's Island Elixirs, San Juan Island Distillery, Westcott Bay Cider, San Juan Vineyards, Island Hoppin' Brewery, Orcas Island Winery and Lopez Island Vineyard.

We hope you will join us for this fun and tasty celebration! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Island Grown in the San Juans, www.islandgrown.net.

INFORMATION:  Find out more information at www.visitsanjuans.com


MEETINGS TO DISCUSS PROPOSED CHANGES TO EASTSOUND SUBAREA PLAN
(Wednesday, October 29 & Friday, November 21)
1)Town Meeting- Eastsound Subarea Plan- Proposed Changes
Colin Maycock & Rick Hughes
Wed, Oct 29 from 5 - 7 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall.
Colin will be discussing and outlining all the proposed changes.

2) Planning Commission Meeting  
Friday, November 21 from 10 am - 3:30 pm @ Eastsound Fire Hall.
This is a time where you can have your concerns and comments known.
 
View existing Eastsound subarea plan here.
View the proposed changes here


LOCAL ARTIST - RACHEL VAN PELT - ON EXHIBITION IN ANACORTES
(Fridays - Sundays, October 31 - November 23 from 12 - 5 pm)
Anchor Art Space is pleased to present eidola, a solo exhibition of new work by Rachel Van Pelt. The public is cordially invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, November 7 from 6 - 9 pm.
For eidola, the artist has rethought, remixed, and remolded homages to invisible spiritual ideals, using a broad range of religious artifacts as templates. Through drawings, paintings, installation and sculpture, she abstracts the formats of sacred geometries, shrines, Christian icons, hindu murtis, and folk remedies into new and novel forms. Many of the works for eidola are in development, and you can check out the progress of Van Pelt's work on her blog at: www.rachelvanpelt.net . (##)

INFORMATION:  Anchor Art Space is located at 216 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA. Find out more at www.anchorartspace.org
 

WSF COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO ASSIST WITH FERRY RESERVATIONS 
(Saturday, November 1 from 2 - 6 pm @ Orcas Island Library)
The lines end, reservations begin January 5, 2015. Reservations are coming soon! Attend a WSF community event to sign up for a reservation account and learn more about the reservation system. WSF staff will be available to answer your questions and assist you with account sign up.


INTRODUCING...THE ORCAS ISLAND URBAN WEDDING COLLECTIVE
'A FERRY RIDE TO FOREVER'
 
(Saturday, November 29 from 6 pm to midnight @ Random Howse)
Orcas Island has long been a destination wedding location. It's natural beauty, ethereal landscape and devastating lushness give way to a collection of local vendors like no other. Event specialists from around the world converge here to make dreams come true. Wrangling this talent together, in one place under the stars, is destined to become an annual event you don't want to miss. Please join us on Saturday November 29, 2014 6pm-Midnight for an evening of music, fashion, cocktails and nosh. Fresh ideas, island perspective and pure, irrevocable LOVE.
Presented in part by Asher&Olive Event Couture, Random Howse, The Beach Bungalow and Omni Dose, featuring DJ Bodicypha and DJ Kris Kyro.
Interested vendors please contact events@asherandolive.com for a Vendor Registration Packet.
Tickets on sale at Random Howse and Nest on Orcas or at brownpapertickets.com
or by dialing 206 841 8488.

INFORMATION:  Please visit AsherAndOlive.Com for further information

  
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FALL HEALING ARTS FAIR
Registration is now open at the Healing Arts Center--sign up soon to get the appointments you want. Practitioners will be offering massage/bodywork, acupuncture, counseling, and more at greatly discounted rates, only $45/hr. & $25/half-hour. Also, a 4-hr. intro NVC communication class will be offered by donation on 11/1. All proceeds fund the nonprofit group and maintain the historic Eastsound building. The Fair weekend is Nov. 1 & 2, and several sessions are offered thru Nov. by prepaid coupon.
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INFORMATION:  Visit orcashealingarts.org; phone 360-376-4002 or stop by 453 North Beach Rd., 9-3 M-F to book a session


ROSARIO SPA LOCAL'S 50% OFF SPECIALS IN OCTOBER

Blueberries by the Bay
Inspire your senses with this luscious, revitalizing blend of blueberry juice, pineapple extract, and shea butter. Blueberry soy sugar scrub, massage soufflé, and shimmer body lotion will leave the hands and feet silky and sparkling.
Includes foot soak, nail trim & cuticle care, massage, and buff or polish.
$22.50 ($45) ~Manicure 30 minutes      $32.50 ($65) ~Pedicure 45 minutes

Captain's Cure & Barnacles Be Gone. For the gentlemen...relax and rejuvenate!
Includes foot soak, nail trim & cuticle care, massage, and buff.
$22.50 ($45) ~Hands 30 minutes    $32.50 ($65) ~Feet 45 minutes

The Ultimate Rosario Signature Facial
Our skin care specialist will customize your facial to your skin's specific needs, including cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and hydrating  with aromatherapy serums and nourishing creams. Enjoy a relaxing massage of the face, neck, shoulders, and décolleté to revitalize your complexion and make you feel pampered.
$55 ($110) ~50 minute

Available Sunday through Friday 9am-6pm. Ends October 31, 2014 *Locals only please.*  Look for our November local specials! (#)

INFORMATION:  For appointments, call 376-2152 ext. 300
LET'S TURN UP THE HEAT AT THE ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM!
The Museum is raising $15,000 in matching grant funds to install vents and ducting to heat the cabins and main gallery that serves the community and visitors year round.
During the month of October and November Massage by the Sea will donate 50% to the Museum per massage. Help yourself and help island Heritage. It's a win win deal!
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INFORMATION:  Please call 360-376-8006 to make an appointment


Classes & Seminars


PRE-COMMERCIAL FORESTRY THINNING WORKSHOP & FIELD TOUR
(Sunday, October 19 at Senior Center)
Northwest Certified Forestry, a program of Northwest Natural Resource Group, will be hosting the third and final workshop in a series of events focused on forest health on the San Juan Islands. Many of the forested areas on the archipelago are comprised of extremely dense small diameter trees. These dense stands are a high risk for forest fire, have stagnant growth and low timber quality, and present very poor wildlife habitat. By carefully thinning these stands you can increase the growth and vigor of remaining trees; improve timber quality; increase resilience to fire, pests, disease and drought; and, arguably, improve the overall aesthetic character of your forest. Often times this method of thinning is referred to as "pre-commercial thinning" as only the smallest diameter, lowest quality and non-merchantable trees are removed.

This workshop and field tour will examine the ecological dynamics of overstocked stands, thinning options, how to mitigate the resulting slash, and management costs. Event speakers include Kirk Hanson, Director of Northwest Certified Forestry; Carson Sprenger, Founder of Rain Shadow Consulting; and Rich Harvey, Owner of Harvey Logging. If you own or manage forests in the San Juans, join us for this event!

Classroom session will be held at the Orcas Senior Center: 62 Henry Rd, Eastsound WA, 98245. The field tour portion will include 2-3 diverse sites and management needs.
RSVP is required, so be sure to contact Kirk Hanson to reserve your spot!

INFORMATION:  Kirk Hanson, Director of Northwest Certified Forestry, email
kirk@nnrg.org or call (360) 316-9317


YOGA @ DOE BAY
Doe Bay offers Yoga Classes almost every day of the week and hosts a number of Yoga Retreats throughout the year!  Please visit our online calendar for the dates and times that best fit your schedule: www.doebay.com (#)


CROWDFUNDING WORKSHOP OFFERED BY SAN JUAN EDC
(Monday, October 27 from 9 am - 3 pm @ Brickworks in Friday Harbor)
Crowdfunding Workshop offered by the San Juan County EDC Crowdfunding is an exciting way for entrepreneurs to use online communities like Kickstarter to ask for monetary pledges from individuals. Crowdfunding has significantly expanded the way that small U.S. companies can raise growth funds, launch new products and find new customers. But do you know the legal requirements for seeking crowdfunding? What about the type of disclosures that you need to make to potential investors...or the potential liability? Learn how to procure money legally for your business through crowdfunding during a comprehensive and informative all-day crowdfunding workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC).   Monday, October 27th from 9am until 3pm, at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Lunch is included, cost: $35 per person in advance, $45 at the door. Advance registration is required; please call 360-378-2906 to reserve your space, or email: info@sanjuansedc.org.


'THE POWER OF LETTING IN' WORKSHOP WITH NICHOLAS CORRIN
(Sunday, November 2 from 11 am - 1:30 pm @ Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio)
This workshop offers an opportunity for students of Yoga and/or other disciplines wishing to deepen their practice and up-regulate their energy. It is open to all levels, and equally to anyone who wishes to learn about connecting with the Life Force. The Power of Letting In implies a receptive state to our higher self and to cosmic energies.
The workshop will consist of both lecture and movement. Most of the movements will be done in a standing position. No mats are required. Guided visualizations will be taught to focus the mind and anchor it into the body.
Workshop ~ $30.  $25 Early Bird if registered before 10/26.

INFORMATION:  360-298-0218 or info@orcasmandala.com


Restaurant News & Dining Deals

 

 

THIS WEEK @ RANDOM HOWSE

(Dinner on Wed, Thurs and Saturday at 6 pm)
Our gooey, buttery grilled cheese sandwiches are back after the film festival hiatus, the fireplace has already seen some use and we have 3 great nights of entertainment!
PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAY 10/17.  

Enjoy this tumultuous fall weather!

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111

 

 

NEW WINTER HOURS FOR THE MANSION RESTAURANT @ ROSARIO

8 am - 11 am Breakfast Menu Thursday-Monday
Noon - 9 pm Lounge Menu Saturday and Sunday
5 pm - 9 pm Dinner & Lounge Menu Wednesday-Saturday
Closed Monday and Tuesday evenings
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INFORMATION:  360-376-2222 

 

 

THE LOFT NOW OFFERS HAPPY HOUR!
Tuesday - Thursday 5-6pm & All evening on Fridays!
Discounted wine, draft beer, & cocktails.  Small plates for $5-$7 each
Check out our website for a complete dinner and happy hour menu madronaloft.com.

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INFORMATION:  360-376-7173 

 

 

NEW HOURS @ THE MADRONA

Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 8:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30 am - 9 pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3 - 6pm & ALL DAY SUNDAY!
Sunday all day happy hour is back!  Come check out some new happy hour menu items as well as some old favorites!
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INFORMATION:  360-376-7171 

 

 

NEW HOURS @ NEW LEAF 

8 am - 1 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
5:30 - 9 pm (Thursday - Monday)
Happy Hour:  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Thursday, Friday, Monday)  

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INFORMATION: 376-2200

 

 

WINTER HOURS FOR DOE BAY CAFÉ 

(Starts October 1st)
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 8 am - 2 pm  

Dinner: Friday - Sunday 5 - 9 pm  

Doe Bakery: Friday 8-Noon  

Open Mic & Pizza Night: Thursday 5-10pm  

Closed Monday - Wednesday

INFORMATION:  360-376-8059 or see www.doebay.com  

 

 

WINE DINNER @ INN AT SHIP BAY 

(Thursday, November 6 at 6 pm)
Another fantastic Wine Maker is coming to Inn at Ship Bay to Celebrate Autumn 2014....Please join us for our 1st (& only) Wine Dinner of Autumn featuring the "Rising Star" (says Wine Spectator Mag) Wines of Chris Sparkman of Woodinville's Sparkman Winery.
Chris is a Dad, Director of Winemaking and Head Janitor at Sparkman.  He spent a couple of decades as sommelier and wine buyer before starting Sparkman with
his wife, Kelly, in order to have a "Family Business". Chris has a lovely portfolio of wines and has promised to bring along a few surprises for us too!  www.sparkmancellars.com

INFORMATION:  Please, call 360.376.5886 for reservations, Seating is limited...

 

 

Continuing Restaurant Specials


PUB NIGHT  @ ORCAS HOTEL: GENE NERY & MARTIN LUND  
(Fridays @ 6:30 pm) 
Pub Night is officially back, featuring live music with Gene Nery and Martin Lund. Chef Anthony has added some fantastic new dishes to the menu. No reservations required, seating is first come, first served. We hope to see you there! 

INFORMATION: 360-376-4300
 
 
HAPPY HOUR @ ROSARIO 
(Monday thru Thursday, 3 - 5 pm) 
Enjoy Happy Hour(s) in the Moran Lounge.


LIVE MUSIC @ ROSARIO 
(Saturday 6-9 pm) 
Enjoy the incredible guitar playing and smooth vocals of Orcas Island's own Gene Nery. 

INFORMATION: 360-376-2222
 

 

PIZZA NIGHT AND OPEN MIC AT THE DOE BAY CAFÉ 
(Thursday Evening) 
Join island visitors and residents to share music, spoken word, and other performances on the night when we come together in that ancient ritual of community and communion: good pizza! The Café is open from 5-10 pm and Open Mic begins at 7:30 pm.  Come out and support DVSAS San Juans! Each Thursday in October, Doe Bay Pizza and Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each pizza slice to DVSAS San Juans! Great food, music and a fantastic cause!

INFORMATION:  call 376-8059 or see doebay.com

  

 

LIVE MUSIC @ THE DEER HARBOR INN RESTAURANT

(Fridays & Saturdays)

Come hear the sounds of Flamenco Guitar with Farhad Hanjan on Fridays and enjoy Live Piano with Ron Meyers every Saturday night for dinner and Fried Chicken Dinners on Sundays.  Open for dinner daily from 5 - 9 pm.

 

INFORMATION: Call 376-1040 for reservations
 
 
Upcoming Events

 

 

A CONVERSATION FOR COFFEE ENTHUSIASTS @ DARVILL'S BOOKSTORE

(Friday, Oct 24 from 5:30 - 7 pm AND Saturday, Oct 25 from 10 am - 2 pm)
Please join us on Friday evening for an indepth exploration of where coffee comes from, how it is processed, roasted and brewed to perfection; from bean to cup. With Joshua Russert from Batdorf & Bronson Olympia, WA.
Saturday stop by the coffee bar and check out some different brewing methods. The B & B rep. will be serving up various roasts and blends for you to taste and he will gladly answer any questions you have about
their exceptional coffees. 

 

 

TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY ON HALLOWEEN!

(Friday, October 31 from 3 - 6 pm @ Public Library)
Kids and parents are invited to stop by the meeting room at the Orcas Island Public Library for a chance to show off their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat for a book on Friday, October 31st from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Come in and pick out a book and have your picture taken.  Books are made possible through a generous grant from Friends of the Orcas Island Library.  The Orcas Island Public Library is located at 500 Rose Street.  

INFORMATION: Please contact Nita Couchman, Children's Librarian, at 376-4985

 

 
Continuing Art & Museum Shows
 

CHECK OUT THIS MONTH'S ARTIST @ WASHINGTON FEDERAL  
(New art every month)
Customers and non-Customers alike are welcome to stop by 35 Main St. in Eastsound and see fabulous art Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. We feature a different local artist every month. Our artist for October is Nanae Fralick.  She specializes in oil portraits, which bring people to life.  Some of the portraits are of Orcas Island community members.  Please stop by and check it out!


THE GALLERY: A COOPERATIVE OF LOCAL PAINTERS 
(Hours: Wednesday - Friday noon - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm)
The GALLERY is a cooperative of local painters who have been painting together for many years. 374 North Beach Road (north of Wildlife Cycles)

INFORMATION: 360- 317-1766

 
THE LAMBIEL (ART) MUSEUM 
(Open by appointment only)
A discerning private collection of works by San Juan Islands' artists. Guided tours of the Museum and its grounds are available only by appointment.

INFORMATION:  360-376-4544


ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
(Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 12 NOON - 3 PM
Museum Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

 

INFORMATION:  Call the Museum, 376-4849

 

 

MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS

(Open Daily 8 am - 9 pm)
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 9 am - 9 pm daily.  The tour is free.  

 

INFORMATION: Call Rosario @ 376-2152 ext. 300   

 

 

ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE

(Saturdays at 4 pm)
Enjoy a presentation of music and photography that walks guests through the history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Highlights of the presentation include the historic Moran Photograph Collection, Phantom of the Opera music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe Aeolian organ with the silent film, stories of the Mansion's most colorful residents, and Christopher's original piano compositions played on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano.

INFORMATION: Call Rosario @ 376-2152 ext. 300 


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Public Meetings on Orcas Island
  • San Juan County's public meeting list is found here. 

Tuesday, October 28 (4:30 pm). Eastsound Sewer and Water District  meeting (East side of Airport, at end of Cessna Lane). Regularly scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Thursday, November 6 (3 pm). Eastsound Planning Review Committee. (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets first Thursday of the month.

 

Tuesday, November 11 (8:30 am). Orcas Island Public Library Board   (Public Library). Call 376-4985 for more information. Meets the second Tuesday of the month.    


Tuesday, November 11 (5:30 pm). Orcas Fire District Commissioners  meeting (Eastsound Fire Hall). Call 376-2331 for more information. Regularly meets on the second Tuesday of the month.     
   

Wednesday, November 12 (1:30 - 3:30 pm). Deer Harbor Plan Review Committee (Deer Harbor Community Center). Call 376-3199 for more information. Public is welcome. Regularly scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month.    

 

Thursday, November 13 (4 pm - 6 pm).  Orcas Island Park & Recreation 

District (Eastsound Fire Station). Meets second Thursday of the month.

Thursday, November 13 (6 pm). Port of Orcas Commissioners (Airport conference room). Meets second Thursday of the month. Call 376-5285 for more information.

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce works daily to support our community's businesses and organizations.  Please support Chamber of Commerce members when making your buying decisions.  The value of a dollar spent locally cannot be overstated.  Think Local - Buy Local - Orcas First!

The Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful island!  

 

Lance Evans, Executive Director

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

 

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce 

 

Chamber Signature Box