Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of October 3, 2019
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ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR ANNUAL MEETING!
It's time for nominations for our yearly award winners. The nominating process is open to Chamber members and the general public. Review the categories and last year's winners here . ( New deadline October 14 at 12 pm )
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Chamber Members: Please be sure to RSVP at info@orcasislandchamber.com for the
Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 - 8 pm @ Rosario Resort
CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBER!

KINGFISH INN AT WEST SOUND
Our intimate Inn includes four suites, each uniquely furnished to provide gracious, unpretentious comfort. Read more...

Owners:  Raymond and Holly Southern
Phone: 360-376-4440
EVENTS THIS WEEK AND BEYOND
OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE COMMUNITY ART SHOW
(Friday, October 4, 5:30 -7:00 pm @ Orcas Center)
Several times a year the Visual Arts Committee at Orcas Center invites local artists to participate in Community Art Shows. Come see and celebrate the art of Orcas community members. You will be amazed!

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
(Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, 7:30 pm @ SeaView Theater)
PG-13 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 35m. 360-376-5724
JACK NISBET-AUTHOR VISIT
Friday, October 4, 6 pm @ the Library)
Jack Nisbet will be at the Library with his new book, The Dreamer and the Doctor, chronicling the remarkable adventures of John Leiberg. For more information visit orcaslibrary.org Read more...

WHALE OF A SHOW
(Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, 6:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
Join us for a guaranteed good time as we watch and celebrate the talent of our island youth! This annual event is an opportunity to relax among friends and neighbors while enjoying acts of song, dancing, skits, and musicianship. Family acts are included in this event as well. Read more...
INDOOR FARMERS MARKET
(Saturday, October 5, 11 am -2 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Come enjoy your community market! Stock up on local veggies, find inspiration in local craft, and fill your belly with delicious food! Fun for the whole family. Interested in becoming a vendor? Apply through the OIFM website here.

GLOBAL MIGRATION WITH DR. JAMES LOUCKY
(Saturday October 5, 4 pm @ the Library)
James Loucky is Professor of anthropology at Western Washington University who has authored or edited publications on global migration. For more information visit the Library’s website orcaslibrary.org. Read more...
HARVEST FESTIVAL AT THE ORCAS FARMERS MARKET
(Saturday, October 12, 11 am - 2 pm @ Odd Fellows Hall)
Local Produce, Delicious Food, Crafts, Pumpkin Painting, Apple Pressing, Live Music and More! 
SJC LAND BANK PLANTING FOR ORCA RECOVERY DAY 2019
(Saturday, October 19, 10 am - 2 pm @ Turtleback Mountain Preserve)
Come celebrate with the Land Bank by planting Garry oak acorns and native prairie forbs at  Turtleback Mountain Preserve . Meet at the South Turtleback Trailhead. We’ll provide tools, drinks and snacks. Bring gloves. Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND WINERY SOCIAL
(Saturday, October 19, 4-7 pm @ 2731 Crow Valley Rd.)
Live music, small plates, and gourmet sliders. All proceeds benefit Orcas Veg Fest 2020. For more information contact Lydia: 360-622-6460  
SUPER SPOOKY HAUNTED HAY RIDE AT CAMP ORKILA
(Saturday, October 26, 7:00 - 8:45 pm)
Recommended only for older children and adults. Come take a ride on our legendary, fear-inducing, Haunted Hay Ride, leaving every 20 minutes from Camp Orkila’s Pond area.
CAMP ORKILA'S FALL FESTIVAL
(Sunday, October 27,1:30 pm- 5:30 pm)
Join us for this free event full of adventure and food!! We’ll have hot dogs, soup, chili and cider to warm you up. Participate in pumpkin carving, cider-pressing, face painting, archery, climbing at the Climbing Tower, games, fun hay ride, zip lining*, and much more! *Please note: you must be 3 rd grade or above to ride the zip line and have a parent/guardian present to sign a waiver*
SAVOR THE SAN JUANS
(Until November 9)
"Savor the San Juans" is a feast for the senses. From wine tastings to a brew fest, farmers markets to farm tours, and film festivals and cozy lodgings. Read more...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
“PIONEER CLUBS” START AT COMMUNITY CHURCH
(Mondays, October 7 - May 11, 5:30-7 pm @ Orcas Community Church)
At Pioneer Clubs, boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade build healthy relationships with caring Christian adults, peers, and most importantly, Christ. Transportation from the Funhouse and dinner provided. 360-376-6422

FREE HOME REPAIR WORKSHOP @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
(Tuesday, October 8, 3-4:30 pm)
This workshop, presented by Lynn Roberts, will focus on the preparation of a strategic plan identifying the safety hazards in your home and a guide to finding solutions for those hazards.Call to reserve your spot! 360-376-2677.
 
TAX HELP @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
(Every other Wednesday, starting October 9, 10 am - 12 pm)
CPA Jim Keyes is offering on-going tax consulting and other CPA services to Orcas Senior Center members for a suggested donation of $5 per visit, to benefit the Orcas Senior Center. Appointments can be made at the front desk or by calling 360-376-2677 .
MUSIC TOGETHER CLASSES AT THE FUNHOUSE WITH MISS MARY
(Wednesdays, October 9-December 11, 10 am)
This class is for children ages 0-5 and their parents or care-givers.Thanks to the Jubilation Foundation and Funhouse Commons, there are scholarships available. For an application, stop by the Funhouse, call 360-376-7177 or email  emilie@thefunhouse.org. Read more...
ORCAS ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL FULL SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE!
(October 10-14)
The Orcas Island Film Festival is a film lovers' dream with over 42 buzz-worthy, brand new films screened in state of the art cinemas in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Read more...
AARP SAFE DRIVING COURSE FOR SENIORS
(Thursday, October 10, 12-5 pm and Friday October 11, 1-3 pm)
Maddie Rose, the regional coordinator for AARP Safe Driving Course will present a research-based two-part driving class with proven strategies to keep seniors safe behind the wheel. 360-376-2677 to sign up for the course or stop by the front desk. Read more...

MOBILE COMMUNITY SERVICES
(Tuesday-Wednesday, October 15-16, 9 am - 4 pm @ Community Church)
At this event, you can apply for cash assistance, basic food assistance, medical assistance and the Medicare savings program. The Division of Child Support and the Health Care Authority will be there on the 15th.

CALLING ALL VENDORS: OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS MARKET
(Applications due by October 15. Apply here .)
It’s time to sign up to be a vendor at the Brickworks Old Fashioned Christmas Market, Saturday, December 14 in Friday Harbor! The Ag Guild is calling all farm, craft, and food vendors who wish to participate in this magical holiday extravaganza.  Read more...

SAN JUAN COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS ANNUAL WORKSHOP
(Saturday, October 19, 8:30 am, Friday Harbor Middle School) 
Keynote speaker, Debra Prinzing, will address the renaissance of domestic flower farming and the emerging eco-floral design movement. $40 Advance Registration (strongly recommended); $45 at the door. For more information:  www.mgfsjc.org/gardenworkshop.html Read more...

LEADERSHIP SAN JUAN ISLANDS HOLDS OPEN HOUSES 
(Monday, October 21, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Orcas Food Co-op) 
Do you know of an LSJI candidate? Let them know about LSJI and about our open houses. Find the 2020 application form and more information at www.lsji.orgRead more...

VETERAN NAVIGATORS RETURN TO ORCAS ISLAND
(Saturday, October 26, 10 am -3 pm @ Orcas Public School Cafeteria)
If you served in the US Military, we would like to help you access VA Benefits!
Please bring your DD214, if you have it. Read more... 360-376-3184

HEALTH CARE DISTRICT TOWN HALL MEETING- RESCHEDULED
(Saturday, October 28, 5:30- 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
In honor of the memorial service for a beloved and long-time islander, John Willis (2:00 pm, October 5 at the Community Church) the OIHCD Board of Commissioners decided to reschedule the Town Hall. Please look for additional details in the coming weeks and learn more by participating in the OIHCD’s October 15 th Regular Board meeting.
DROP-IN PICKLEBALL
(Mondays & Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 pm/Sundays from 10 am -12 pm
@ Old Gym in the Orcas Island Public School)
All players are welcome – including newbies, beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Paddles and balls available. Bring court tennis shoes, water and $2. For more information, contact orcasislandpickleball@gmail.com.

FALL UPDATE FROM YOUR CONSERVATION LAND BANK 
Read all the current news from the Land Bank, especially an update on Coffelt Farm. Read more... Order a San Juan Islands Specialty License Plate here

ORCAS ISLAND LIBRARY REMODELING PROJECT
The Library is inviting bids for a remodeling project this fall. All details are available at orcaslibrary.org, with bid opening on October 18. 360-376-4985.

TO ALL ORCAS ISLAND BUSINESSES
The Sounder is hoping to collect data for an upcoming story on climate action. Please help by filling out this very short, 5-question survey.
www.surveymonkey.com/r/G73WK89 .Thank you for your participation!
VOTER REGISTRATION AT CAMP ORKILA
The YMCA is promoting voter registration and Camp Orkila has the forms at camp to get folks registered in San Juan County.
STATE PARK FREE DAYS LEFT IN 2019
The Discover Pass will NOT be required to visit a state park on these days:
November 11 -Veterans Day, November 27 - Autumn day. Free days apply only to day use.
JOB OPENINGS ON CHAMBER WEBSITE:
Doe Bay, Key Bank, Wild Island Restaurant,The Kitchen, Rainshadow Solar, Outlook Inn, Orcas Hotel, Children's House, San Juan County, Girl Meets Dirt, Islander's Bank, Orcas Food Co-op, Brown Bear Baking, LEANTO.
See details for employment opportunities here .
ENTERTAINMENT

OPEN MIC, KARAOKE, LIVE MUSIC. Read more...  
OKTOBERFEST LIVE MUSIC @ ISLAND HOPPIN' BREWERY
(Sunday, October 6, 3-5 pm)
Performed by Piano Joe and Mike Speece. No charge, all ages welcome, come listen for free, sip some suds, relax and enjoy. 33 Hope Lane, Eastsound
ROSARIO MUSIC CONCERT AND HISTORICAL NARRATIVE 
(Saturdays, 4-5 pm @ Rosario Resort) 
Music and history of the Moran family and the Rosario estate with Christopher Peacock. Music performed on the Mansion's 1,972 pipe organ and on the 1900 Steinway Grand Piano. Complimentary and open to the public. 360-376-2222
SHOP THE ROCK
FIRST FRIDAY AT TRÈS FABU! 
(Friday, October 4, 11 am - 5 pm @ 238 North Beach Rd. )
20% off storewide this Friday, including The Thymes Frasier Fir candles at 20% off! All Porch goods are now 40% off! Please join us to celebrate FALL and the annual return to island life!
Open Monday - Saturday 11 - 5, closed Sunday. 376-ROSE (7673) tresfabu.com

OMARI BEAUTY BAR FALL SPECIALS
(October 4-November 30)
Lash lift & tint, Pumpkin glow peel, Pumpkin Peptide Polishing Facial. Let us embrace the turning of seasons with a revived skin care routine and some precious self care. All the featured specials work synergistically with one another should you feel like indulging. Reserve your appointment~
PEACE OF MIND HOME CHECK & PROPERTY WATCH
We visit the property and make a real-time report with photos. If you own a second home on Orcas, or are a snowbird, or will be away for an extended period, this service can be useful to you. Licensed and Insured. orcasislandconcierge.com info@orcasislandconcierge.com 360-376-4833
WILD ROSE LTD OCTOBER SPECIAL: SYNERGETICS
An energy balancing, combining Polarity, MFR, Craniosacral, Reiki, and etheric techniques for structural and energetic balancing. $70/HR.
Call Deborah Darner, LMP, at 360-376-4188.
COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM BENEFITS THE HEALING ARTS CENTER!
The Healing Arts Center is dedicated to providing space and support for holistic healthcare treatments and services for our community. We offer valuable education and resources about healthcare and wellness.
RESTAURANT NEWS

Be sure to check the DINING GUIDE for updated days and time.
Please note: the Dining Guide is dated from last change, not every day.

ORCAS ISLAND WINERY FALL HOURS
(Wednesday-Sunday,12-6 pm/Monday-Tuesday, By Appointment)
Visit the tasting room, shop and enjoy picnic style food. Farmhouse tasting room is available for event rentals! Contact Tera Landman at hello@orcasislandwinery.com for more information or a site visit. Read more...
WANT SOME MOOOOVELOUS FOOD?
(Friday - Monday, Noon to 8 pm @ Clever Cow Creamery)
Our awesome winter food menu of scrumptious soups, brats, dogs and paninis is now being served! See our website for all the particulars:  www.clevercowcreamery.com 360-376-5222.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
INTRODUCTION TO YOGA SERIES @ ORCAS MANDALA YOGA STUDIO
(Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:15 pm, September 24 - October 29)
Join a 5-week Intro to Yoga class. If you have never done yoga before, have been away from your practice awhile, or if you simply enjoy the pace and time these classes meet, this is the class for you! Open to All Levels. $80, Pre-register.138 North Beach Road. www.orcasmandala.com
WOMEN’S WELLNESS MASTERCLASS SERIES
(October 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30 - 8 pm at Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio) 
Women’s Wellness Series weaves together ancient modalities with heartfelt wisdom to help women on their healing journey towards optimal wellbeing. This 4-week Series provides resources and self-care tools to holistically support your long-term vibrant health.Taught by Suzi Zobrist (LMT, E-RYT500). $120 for 4 classes. Pre-registration required. More info:   suzizobrist.com/upcoming-events or   info@orcasmandala.com
BLOOD DRIVE
(Wednesday, October 16, 10:30-4:30 pm @ Eastsound Fire Station)
Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority. To schedule an appointment, visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org, sponor code 2650, or call
1-800-398-7888.

A SCREENING HEART ECHO FOR HEART DISEASE PREVENTION
(Orcas Community Integrative Medicine)
The clinic’s goal is to speed early detection of heart problems through screenings. Vincent Shu, MD, a non-invasive cardiologist has been using heart ECHO in his integrative medicine clinic for heart disease prevention. To make an appointment, call 360-376-2564, 97 Yellow Brick Road.  Read more...

BALANCE CLASS @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER NONPROFIT
(Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 months, starting October 15, 5-6 pm)
The Orcas Senior Center is excited to present Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance instructed by Scott Heisinger, PT, DPT, a physical therapist at Orcas Island Physical Therapy. Read more...
ART AND MUSEUMS
OCTOBER ART SHOW AT ORCAS CENTER
The art exhibit for the month of October will follow the theme of the FILM FESTIVAL. Several times a year the Visual Arts Committee at Orcas Center invites local artists to participate in Community Art Shows.
WAFD BANK ARTIST OF THE MONTH: LAUREN MACKEY
WaFd Bank is featuring Lauren Mackey's photography from her travels. Come on by during business hours M-F, 9 am -5 pm to see prints from our Artist of the Month!
ORCAS ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Pioneer Museum open 12-3 pm Wednesday-Saturday. See CEDAR- a special exhibit of nature, history, and art. Crow Valley School 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 daily. The tour is free. Rosario Resort: 360-376-2152
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