Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
November 23, 2020
ORCAS ISLAND DINING GUIDE
See restaurants open for To-Go orders. Call for more information.

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BUSINESS UPDATES
See which businesses and organizations are open. Includes lodging availability.

(Check this page regularly as information may change)
The Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Thanksgiving and the next Blast will be published on Monday, November 30. We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL RESOURCES
RELIEF GRANT FUNDS
San Juan County, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and the Economic Development Council (EDC) have awarded over $300,000 in COVID-19 relief grant funds directly to locally-owned and -operated small businesses, community nonprofit organizations and childcare facilities in San Juan County. Read more...

EDC'S DATAPALOOZA 2020!
This year, more than ever, business owners and community leaders and legislators need data and information to make knowledgeable decisions. Join the Economic Development Council (EDC) for our fifth annual Datapalooza! event on Wednesday, December 9, 11am to 12:30 pm via Zoom. Read more...

VACCINE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
Given the fact that initial supply will be limited, a prioritized approach for delivery will be implemented. These priorities are set at the national and state levels and must be adhered to by local governments and medical providers. Read more...

ISLAND HOSPITAL: LIVING BETTER WITH DIABETES
Join Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Beth Robinson MS, RD/LD, CDE in a discussion on healthy eating, being active, and reducing risks to help manage diabetes on Tuesday, December 1 at 10 am. This is a free, online class. Registration required. Call 360-299-4204.
NEW THIS EDITION AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
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Not all restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Please call to confirm open hours and to-go menu. You will find phone numbers in the Dining Guide.

MATTHEW'S SMOKEHOUSE
Open 3-7 pm with a traditional Thanksgiving meal (no BBQ). Call orders in to-go before and/during dinner. There are heaters on the deck for outdoor seating, as well as our two fire pits on the lawn that will be roaring, weather permitting. 360-376-1040.

CONS PIT STOP
Cons Pit Stop will be open Thanksgiving Day 6 am-8 pm. We are going to do our best to offer hot individual thanksgiving meals in our hot case on Thanksgiving Day. 360-298-9250.

"TO GO ONLY" PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT THE AMERICAN LEGION
Sunday, November 29, 8 am till noon. 793 Crescent Beach Drive. Call 360- 376-4987 to order and for pick up time. Pancakes, bacon or sausage with 2 eggs. Adults $8, children under 10 years of age $5.

NEST FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
Add a little fall color to your intimate 2020 Thanksgiving celebration. I would love to create a custom arrangement for you. If you have a favorite vase from home you’d like us to use we can do that, too! By appointment. 32 Bracken Fern Lane. 360-376-4580
TRÈS FABU!
BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SALE!
We’re having our annual Black Friday sale - 20% OFF STOREWIDE - which will continue into Small Business Saturday! Tuesday - Saturday, 11-3 or by appointment… don’t be shy! Read more...

BUY LOCAL: ISLAND PRODUCTS AND EXPERIENCES
Give an island gift to yourself or someone special! Find handmade art, artisan foods, local experiences and more through our online Holiday Gift Guide. To add your business product or experience email Kimberly at the San Juan Island Visitor's Bureau.

ARTISAN FAIRE AT ODDFELLOWS LOOKS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR
We miss you Orcas! We’ll see you all back at Oddfellows Hall in December 2021. Here’s how and where to find your local artisans this holiday season. Read more...
NEWS FROM THE ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN CLUB
The Orcas Island Garden Club continues to make contributions in the community. And while we aren’t meeting in person, we are actively engaged in enriching the gardening community.
ORCAS ISLAND WINERY
Our indoor tasting room is closed due to Covid restrictions. Weather permitting our wine garden will open - TBA. We are open by appointment only for bottle sales. Pick Up, Local Delivery, Shipping is available. 360-797-5062.

DOE BAY CAFE SAYS "THANK YOU!"
Heartfelt gratitude from all of us at Doe Bay Resort for your continued support. Stay healthy, blessings to you all. #orcasstrong
FROM LAST EDITION AND BEYOND
NEWS FROM THE ORCAS HOTEL: NOVEMBER & DECEMBER DINNERS
Includes hours, food deliveries, special occasion Hotel Chef dinners, and Thanksgiving plates. Sign up for November Dinner Subscription and the December Date Night Dinners! Hurry to sign up! Read more...

ROSARIO DINING
Due to State Covid requirements, indoor seating is not allowed until at least December 16. Take-out food and drink orders are available during the following restaurant hours. BREAKFAST MENU 8 am - 11 am, Friday-Sunday. LUNCH MENU Noon - 3 pm, Friday-Sunday. DINNER MENU 3 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday-Sunday.

MONKEY PUZZLE
Monkey Puzzle is operating but with more restrictions. We are happy to send Holiday gifts via Priority mail and all merchandise(except beads) will be 15% off until the end of the year. Store will be open 11-3 pm daily except Sunday when it will be 12-3 pm. Wear your masks, sanitize, distance and be safe and healthy.

BUY T-SHIRTS, SUPPORT ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
Local screen-printing and graphic design artist, Jennifer Rigg is offering this separate, yet together design on long-sleeved t-shirts and hoodies at https://loea.shop/separatetogether/. Show your support for Orcas Senior Center by adding one of these cozy designs to your wardrobe and don’t forget to buy some for your holiday gift giving.

ORCAS ARTS AND GIFTS
Open Thursday through Monday. Modified schedule week of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Deadline for guaranteed Christmas custom jewelry and repairs is December 8! Cozy sweatshirts, fun jewelry, mesmerizing crystals, lots more - ALL ON SALE! orcasislandseaglass.com. 360-376-3462.

MASKS FUNDRAISER FOR SENIOR CENTER
With over $12,000 raised so far, we still have a long way to go before Christmas. Maggie has stocked our basket with over 100 masks to choose from! Many fun new patterns for men and women, reversible, 100% cotton. Come see the selection in town at Orcas Arts and Gifts- 245 Main Street. Not on island?  Call 360-376-3462 to have a look remotely. We ship!

CONGRATULATIONS GIRL MEETS DIRT!
We are thrilled to be recognized among our estimable peers in the craft food industry with 6 Good Food Award Finalist entries this year- spanning our entire product line. Winners will be announced January 22, 2021. Read more...

ORCAS ISLAND FOOD BANK HIRING DRY-STORAGE SUPERVISOR
Must be a confident leader and self-starter, able to follow strict health and safety protocols, and able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly. Paid sick leave. Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter and resumé. Read more...

ORCAS FOOD CO-OP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Orcas Food Co-op is now accepting applications for all store departments. Benefits include paid personal leave, a 20% store discount, and 50% shift lunch. Pay DOE. Paid vacation for those working more than 20 hours/week. Applications are available in store or online at orcasfood.coop/employment.
WILD ROSE LTD
Deborah hopes all is well with you! Here is her November special: 80 minute massage for $75. Call Deborah B. Darner, LMT, at 360-376-4188.

OMARI BEAUTY BAR END OF YEAR SPECIALS!
Now through December 31. LASH LIFT & TINT: Includes complimentary Brow Tint $125 (savings of $25). WINTER RADIANCE FACIAL: 90 minutes $175 (savings of $15+) By appointment only. Visit us online to view all specials! omaribeautybar.com/specials 360-378-7638.
#ORCASSTRONG
Support local businesses by purchasing gift cards. Shop Local! Email: OrcasStrong@gmail.com with your information. OrcasStrong Website
Pastor Brian Moss from the Orcas Island Community Church with his pet, 'Bruce the Goose', wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Blast Readers, please send us pictures of your pets. Include a caption, their names and your name. We will feature one each week.