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Susan Gudgell, President
Mary Clure, Secretary
Mike Stolmeier
Charles Dalton
Colleen Armstrong
Mia Kartiganer
Shannon Borg
Jared Lovejoy
Michell Marshall, Past Pres.
Ken Speck, Ex Officio

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Lance Evans
Executive Director
Heather Johnson, staff
Lisa Boyd, staff
Michele Wiley, volunteer
Carol Owens, volunteer  
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Eastsound, WA 98245
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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 



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.

INFORMATION:  360-376-9866


LIVE MUSIC: ORMONDE @ DOE BAY CAFÉ
(Friday, October 24th @ 7:30pm)
Come join us for dinner in the Doe Bay Café to experience the sounds of accomplished singer/songwriters Anna-Lynne Willams and Robert Gomez. This duo promises a slow, grooving neo-blues sound that will hypnotize you as Gomez's guitar wraps around Williams' tender voice. www.facebook.com/OrmondeMusic

INFORMATION:  Reservations recommended 360-376-8059


SEA VIEW THEATRE MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THE DROP 

(Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm)
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. Rated R.

INFORMATION: 234 A St, 360-376-5724


DANCE PARTY @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Friday, October 24 from 7 pm. Dinner served from 6 pm)
BALLROOM DANCING (variety of styles curated by Bill Gincig) 7 - 9 pm, all ages welcome. LATIN DANCING (curated by Ricardo DeAnda) 9 pm - late, 21+
Both events have no cover.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


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 


LIVE MUSIC: DA BECKONING BAND WITH GUESTS @ RANDOM HOWSE
(Saturday, October 25 from 8 - 10 pm)
DA BECKONING BAND WITH GUESTS Christiana and Makayla Speed, Corey Wiscomb, Decision Israel and live art by Dan Vierthaler.  Please see their events page on Facebook for lots more information about this creative and collaborative event.  And there will be dancing!  Tickets are on sale for $12 at Smith and Speed, Enzo's and Cascadia Garden Supply.  $15 at the door.  Ticket money all goes to the artists to pay for their time and expenses.

INFORMATION: 360-376-1111


THE MET: LIVE IN HD BIZET'S CARMEN @ ORCAS CENTER
(Sunday, October 19 at 1 pm)
Richard Eyre's mesmerizing production of Bizet's steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.
$18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members

INFORMATION:  360-376-2281 x1

 
SUNDAY MATINEES @ THE SEA VIEW THEATRE
(Sunday, October 19 @ 2 pm $7.00 admission)
Breakfast at Tiffany's - 1961. A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

INFORMATION: 234 A St, 360-376-5724

 

 
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
  

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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.
Reservation are required! 
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TRICK-OR-TREATING IN EASTSOUND  
(Thursday, October 31 from 3 pm to 5:30 pm)  Lots of shops will have goodies & treats for the little goblins wandering through town.  Most stores will be ready for visitors between 3 pm and 5:30 pm.   

 

 

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 

 

 

HALLOWEEN EVENTS @ ODD FELLOWS HALL

(Friday October 31, starting at 4 pm) 

  • Halloween Party for Kids at 4 pm, with face painting, games, music, hot spiced cider, treats and fun!
  • Free monster movie, a Zombie romantic comedy, Warm Bodies, at 6:45 pm.
  • Annual Halloween Dance at 8:30 pm.  Bellingham's Snug Harbor dressed as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be the featured band.  Best costume prizes at 10 pm.

All funds raised go to the Odd Fellows Scholarship and Community Giving Fund. 

  

 

FALL CARNIVAL @ COMMUNITY CHURCH 

(Friday, October 31 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm)
The community is invited to an annual harvest festival at Orcas Island Community Church. This free event will include fun activities and games, with chances for everyone to win candy and prizes. Kids can brave the cakewalk, decorate a pumpkin or have their faces painted while adults drop in for a game of Bingo. There will be hot apple cider, cheesy nachos, hot dogs and cut fruit for everyone.

"It will be a night of good, old-fashioned fun," says organizer Kelly Carpenter.

 

 

INFORMATION:  Call 376-6422 with any questions

Announcements


ORCAS ATHLETICS TRICK OR TREAT SPECIAL! 
(October Only !)
Join today and receive 50% off your enrollment fee!!
Stop by for a tour and see all that we have to offer!

INFORMATION:  360-376-6361


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


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


OPEN HOUSE 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.
You can view links here:
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EPRC_ESAP-GPs_-Draft3.pdf
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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD @ ORCAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
It's that time of year again when Orcas Christian School is preparing to fill shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children in over 100 countries in the world. These kids have absolutely nothing, and our simple gifts have made a huge difference. Last year we sent over 80 boxes from OCS!! We will be putting big boxes in each classroom for you to bring items to be packed in a box.
Samaritan's Purse makes these suggestions:
School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, writing pads, calculators, coloring books, etc.
Toys: Small cars, balls, dolls, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, Etch-a-Sketch, Toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries, ) Slinky,
Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, washcloth, bar soap, dental floss
Other: Hard candies (nothing that will melt,) socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries.) (#)

 
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.


VETERAN APPRECIATION CEREMONY & BREAKFAST
(Friday, November 7, 8:30 am @ Orcas Island Elementary cafeteria)
Orcas Island Veterans...The honor of your presence has been requested! You and your spouse are cordially invited to Orcas Island Elementary's Veteran Appreciation ceremony and breakfast. Veterans are asked to join us at 8:30 am in our cafeteria for an assembly followed by a breakfast in your honor. If possible, we request that you come in uniform or wear something that signifies your branch of service in the military for students to see.  We will be taking a group picture immediately following our assembly.  We look forward to honoring you and your service to our country!
Thank you! *If possible, please come in uniform or wear something that signifies your branch of service.*

INFORMATION:  RSVP: 360-376-1561 or kpage@orcas.k12.wa.us
 

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.(##)


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


OICMF'S ANNUAL 'LEAVES OF GOLD' FUNDRAISING CONCERT 
(Thursday & Friday, December 11 & 12 from 6 pm @ Rosario Resort)
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival's Annual "Leaves of Gold" fundraising concert will be glittering with three amazing artists this December!
Baritone Philip Cutlip, violist/violinist Aloysia Friedmann and pianist Ian Parker will light up Rosario Resort's beautiful Music Room. Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann says "Joining me will be the charismatic and beloved artists, baritone Philip Cutlip and pianist Ian Parker, performing music reflective of the season. Get in the holiday spirit with Philip singing Bach, Schubert and some holiday favorites! I'll play the traditional carol Greensleeves and the glorious Ave Maria. We celebrate Gershwin with Ian Parker's solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue. There'll be other surprises revealed along the way!  I know this will be an evening of pure enchantment."
The historic Rosario Mansion, adorned for the holidays, is the perfect setting for this very special evening. A reception filled with delectable hors d'oeuvres, delicious desserts and wine will followed in the Orcas Room of the Mansion. Tickets are $150, of which $75 is tax deductible. All proceeds benefit Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival programming and music education. The event is hosted by Rosario Resort owners Jan and Jerry Barto. (#)

INFORMATION: For reservations, call 360-376-6636 or email joyce@oicmf.org

  
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LET'S TURN UP THE HEAT AT THE ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM!
(During Nov & Dec Massage by the Sea will donate 50% per massage!)
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.
Treatments range from $35 to $90 and can include Balinese Foot Bath, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, as well as medical/injury massage. Gift Certificates available. Checks can be written out to OIHM. Help yourself and help island Heritage. It's a win win deal! (#)

INFORMATION: Call Massage by the Sea at 360-376-8006 to make an appointment


ORCAS ATHLETICS TRICK OR TREAT SPECIAL!
(October Only !)
Join today and receive 50% off your enrollment fee!!
Stop by for a tour and see all that we have to offer!

INFORMATION:  360-376-6361


OWN A PIECE OF BEAUTIFUL, CUSTOM-MADE WEARABLE CANVAS ART!
(Live demonstration Saturday October 25  @ Sequel)
Stop by the shop to meet local artist James Graminski and watch him in action as he creates awesome one-of-a-kind canvas shoes.  You can also pre-order your very own pair at that time.  For samples of James' work visit his Facebook page or check out our Facebook page for more details!


CHECK OUT OUR LATEST WEBSITE
(www.tedxorcasisland.com)
Do you need more web visibility for your business?  Are you looking to be found in search engine searches?  Blooming Minda Media can help you accomplish your goals. We specialize in building websites from the ground up and internet promotions.  We can help your business get found through Facebook, Google and other media channels.  Whether you want to set up an Ecommerce site, get a new logo designed or automatically sell tickets or packages online we can help. We can optimize your website for search engines so you are found when people search for your subject.  Drop in to our Eastsound office for a free consultation and quotation about meeting your online needs. We are running a fall special for a limited time.

INFORMATION:  www.bloomingmindmedia.com or call 206-914-9368


HOLIDAYS @ THE LODGE ON ORCAS ISLAND
With the approach of Thanksgiving and the Winter Holidays,  you may be wondering how to accommodate your visiting family and friends. The Lodge on Orcas Island offers excellent value as a clean,  warm and comfortable multi-roomed guest house,  with shared common areas in the European tradition. Guests may rent the entire property or just the rooms they need.  Our standard rooms share baths and our Executive Suite boasts a spacious and elegant private bath. The Lodge on Orcas Island is ideally suited for families and groups.  Guests may bring their own groceries,  and enjoy the use of a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy your feast on the festive all-weather,  heated dining atrium with seating for 20. Find us on facebook or visit www.thelodgeonorcasisland.com for more information.

INFORMATION: For immediate assistance and reservations call David Page at 376-4090. VRBO 420462


FALL HEALING ARTS FAIR
(Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2)
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.

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

Classes & Seminars


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 (##)


WEEKEND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: BRUSHING UP ON YOUR WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE
(Saturday & Sunday, October 25-26 from 10 am - 4 pm @ Orcas Arts Studio)
The perfect weekend to get you back to painting for the long "quiet time" of winter.  If you have painted -or dabbled- in watercolors and are looking for a jump start to get back into them, this is the class. More information at www.buchananwatercolors.com. Orcas Arts Studio, airport complex. Limited to 8. $140.  

INFORMATION:  Call Caroline at 376-5509 with any questions


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.


WEEKEND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: POURING PAINT
(Saturday & Sunday, November 1-2 from 10 am - 4 pm @ Orcas Arts Studio)
An entirely different way of working in watercolor.  It is flying by the seat of your pants at times but you can achieve results impossible any other way. It is messy and fun.  See www.buchananwatercolors.com  for more information. Orcas Arts Studio, airport complex. Limited to 8. $140.

INFORMATION:  Call Caroline at 376-5509 with any questions


'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
We will be open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for dinner at 6 pm and will be featuring BBQ specials which include Kelly's amazing potato salad.


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 

 

   

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


COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS @ ODD FELLOWS HALL 

(Monday, November 3 from 7 - 9 pm)
The class will be Salsa taught by Sara Thomsen.  Sara is a professional dance instructor who is known for her Argentine Tango and Salsa. Instruction will begin promptly at 7 pm followed by dancing at 8  pm. The class is free and no partner is needed. Come out and enjoy yourself while learning how to dance.

INFORMATION:  Call Bill at 376-8857 or Jean at 376-6549

 

BINGO!   

(Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm)
The Sons of The American Legion are sponsoring BINGO to benefit Kaleidoscope Preschool & Childcare Center.  Bring the family out the first Thursday of each month.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Each game cost .50 and winnings are half the pot!  If you wear your Kaleidoscope Tee shirt your first game is free. Concessions provided.  Hope to see you there!  

INFORMATION:  Call 376-2484 

 

 

TEDXORCASISLAND: 'THIS IS AMERICA' EVENT

(Saturday, November 8 from 10 am - 4 pm @ Orcas Center)
Mark your calendar and buy your tickets now for TEDxOrcasIsland: "This IS America".  Orcas Center hosts this day-long event where we will explore the relationship between our Island individualism and our place within the larger collective American experiment. 15 local and national speakers will present their dynamic 'ideas worth spreading' ranging from psychology and medicine, law enforcement, media reporting, oceanic ecosystems, national policy, education, and more. On this day we turn the lens around and examine our place and contribution to our collective national identity.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events based on the TED Talk format. At this TEDxOrcasIsland event, live speakers and video will combine to spark deep discussion and group connections.

Lunch will be made available at Orcas Center by the New Leaf Café.

INFORMATION:  Orcas Center 360-376-2281 x1, and online at www.tedxorcasisland.com/  



THE ARTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP (on Lopez Island)
(Saturday, November 8 from 10:30 am - 3 pm)
The San Juan County Arts Council is pleased to present Robin Jacobson in this valuable workshop, aimed at helping artists tackle the world of social media.  The fee is $40, and transportation will be available at the ferry landing on Lopez.

INFORMATION: Register at www.sjcartscouncil.org


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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