Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
October 8, 2020
ORCAS ISLAND DINING GUIDE
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BUSINESS UPDATES
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LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL RESOURCES
HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING IN EASTSOUND
North Beach Road will be a safe zone for children & parents. The event will run from 3 pm – 5:30 pm. Are you a business that wants to take part, or would like to volunteer, please contact the Chamber at 360-376-2273. Read more...

BUSINESS & WORKER UPDATE FOR OCTOBER 8
The Business and Workers update is a weekly newsletter providing news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

PARKING AT THE ANACORTES FERRY TERMINAL
See a chart of fees for parking at the Anacortes Ferry terminal here.

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: COVID-19 BULLETIN
Information includes antigen tests, new rapid COVID-19 tests, long-term care, driver's licenses and other important information. Read more...

WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES: FARES & FEES INCREASE
New passenger and vehicle fares here. The vehicle reservation no-show fees are resuming. Chart of No-Show fees found here. WSF Travel Alert bulletin here. Charts reflect new WSF information, but are not provided by WSF.
NEW THIS EDITION AND EVENTS THIS WEEK
WOODY'S TAPHOUSE SPECIAL OFFER!
Until Saturday, October 10th, stop by Island Market’s new taphouse for a free glass growler with the purchase of any draft beer. Taps are rotating regularly with the freshest beer on the island! See store for details. Taphouse hours are 2 pm - 6 pm, Monday - Saturday.

SAVOR THE SAN JUANS HAS BEGUN!
Local farmers, winemakers, chefs, and filmmakers are bringing all the flavors of fall TO YOU! From virtual wine tastings to cooking and baking tutorials, virtual farm tours to film festivals, you can enjoy fall in the San Juans from the comfort of your own home. Read more...

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SAN JUANS?
Nature? Farm fresh foods? Art and Culture? Bring what you love home through the Island Goods Auction that has over 60 donors of art, food, music, flowers, clothing and delightful art and farm experiences waiting the highest bidder. Winners announced on October 31st so jump in and support the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild. Preview until October 9 with Live Auction October 10-31. sjiagguild.com. Read more...
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP’S 6TH ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING Sunday, October 11, 4-6 pm via Zoom. We’re excited to hold our 6th annual Member Meeting during National Co-op Month. Join us virtually to connect with fellow members as well as co-op staff and board and talk about the co-op’s future. Read more...

TO GO GYROS!
Saturday, October 17, 12 to 4 pm.
Sons of the American Legion are doing a to go lunch at the Legion Hall - 793 Crescent Beach Drive. “ Gyros “ of lamb or chicken with all the trimmings, plus potato salad and chips for $12. For more information or to pre-order and pick up time, email Scott Wallace at salpost93@gmail.com or call 360-298-2079.

ORCAS HOTEL NEW DINING "SPECIALS" MENU
We will offering a complimentary 5 pm delivery to Eastsound (orders will be picked up at the old Golden Tree Hostel). For menu and how to order, Read more... Looking ahead? Next week's menu here.

DOE BAY CAFE MENU
Thursday–Sunday. 5–8 pm: full menu. Friday & Saturday:  Dinner for 2 special, (10/9 -10/10)Roasted pork, cheesy grits, bacon leeks & braised greens.
Sunday Supper Special 2–8 pm : Fresh spring rolls, Chicken or Vegan Pho, & Napa Cabbage Salad. Monday 5-8 pm: casual dinners featuring specialty burgers and pizzas. Phone-in orders to 360-376-8059 . doebay.com/cafe/menu

THE KITCHEN IS CLOSED FOR OCTOBER
The Kitchen is closed for our annual, Month of October vacation, reopening November 5, 11 am-4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. We will be open throughout winter and spring with a few holiday related exceptions.

ORCAS ISLAND LEATHER GOODS GIFT CERTIFICATES
Orcas Island Leather Goods is now offering gift certificates for a perfect holiday gift. For a limited time, all gift certificates are 10% off with the code: orcaschamber - the certificates never expire, and allow your recipient to choose the perfect DIY Leather Craft Kit in their choice of color. Visit orcasislandleather.com/
OUTDOOR TRICK-OR-TREATING FOR BOOKS
Saturday, October 31, 3 to 5:30 pm. Please join us on the south lawn of the Library for our annual trick-or-treating for books event. Kids are invited to come in their costumes and choose a book to take home. Ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and others are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing rules of six feet or more. Read Library newsletter here.
WAFD BANK'S OCTOBER ARTIST-OF-THE-MONTH IS MICK STEVENS
The lobby is open by appointment for both banking and art visits; call 360-376-2218 to arrange a time to see Mick’s wonderful portraits. Mick has brought a selection of his charcoal drawings for the show. Click here to read more about the artist.

ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
History Museum is open 10-2 pm Wednesday-Saturday. Office is open by appointment. orcasmuseums.org. 360-376-4849

MORAN MANSION MUSEUM TOURS
The Mansion is open to the public for a self-guided tour from 8 am - 9 pm, Wednesday-Sunday. The tour is free. Rosario Resort: 360-376-2152

LEADERSHIP SAN JUAN ISLANDS HOLDS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES
Whether you are interested in attending LSJI, or have a friend who might be, you are welcome to attend. LSJI Alumni are encouraged to attend to share experiences that inspire candidates to make the commitment to take part in LSJI and contribute to the health and future of our community. Monday, October 12, 5 pm to 6:15 pm, via Zoom. Read more...

A FUN AND HELPFUL ZOOM SESSION WITH MONIQUE MEAD
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Zoom Session with Monique Mead on Practicing Music, Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm. Free, Registration by October 20 is necessary. Contact Sarah Ogmundson, sarah@oicmf.org, or call OICMF at 360-376-6636.

2020 GIVE ORCAS HOLIDAY CATALOGUE SUBMISSIONS
OICF calls for submissions for our online 2020 GiveOrcas Catalog. Our goal is to partner with organizations and offer donors opportunities to contribute to Orcas programs. Nonprofits serving Orcas can apply now through November 6th to be featured in the 2020 GiveOrcas Holiday Catalog–an island tradition.

COUNTY COUNCIL CANDIDATES YOUTH FORUM ON OCTOBER 12
The Environmental Systems class at Spring Street International School will be holding a Youth Forum on October 12th from 1-2pm. They will ask the County Council candidates from Orcas and San Juan Islands questions about the environment and climate change. All are welcome to join this webinar! Click here to register: www.sanjuans.org/upcoming-events.
FROM LAST EDITION
ORCAS ISLAND WINERY OCTOBER HOURS
Modern farmhouse & wine garden open 7 days a week from 12-5 pm
2371 Crow Valley Road. orcasislandwinery.com. 360-797-5062.

ORCASONG FARM
New! Enjoy the fresh, intoxicating scents of our Aromatherapy Refreshers: Forest Bath, Floral Meadow and Summer Garden. Read more...

MATTHEW'S SMOKEHOUSE IN DEER HARBOR
Breakfast will resume in the Spring. Dinner days & hours are still the same, Friday-Tuesday, 4-8 pm. matthewssmokehouse.com

BLOOMING MIND MEDIA-WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN ON ORCAS ISLAND
We design beautiful websites and graphic design work. To see our latest websites completed, click here. We are a local company serving much of the San Juan Islands. Running fall specials on design work. Please contact for details. Check out our website bloomingmindmedia.com.
Contact us at 206-914-9368 or darin@bloomingmindmedia.com

OMARI BEAUTY: PUMPKIN COLLAGEN FACIAL & APPLE WINE PEEL 
Infuse the skin with active, nutrient-rich ingredients that immediately improve the skin’s texture or try more enhanced skin rejuvenation with these treatments. OmariBeautyBar.com/specials, Call/Text 360-378-7638. By Appointment Only. Read more...
#ORCASSTRONG
Support local businesses by purchasing gift cards. Shop Local! Email: OrcasStrong@gmail.com with your information. OrcasStrong Website
Matisse says, "Take good care!" From Susan Slapin Photography
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