Here's What's Happening on Orcas Island!
The week of November 7, 2019
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ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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EVENTS THIS WEEK AND BEYOND
TURANDOT
(Friday, November 8, 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
The Metropolitan Opera: Captured Live in HD. Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Read more...
HOPS ON THE ROCK BEER TESTING PREVIEW!
(Friday, November 8, 3-5 pm @ Island Market)
Tasting of represented breweries that will be at Hops On The Rock Beer Festival. Come join us!
CHUCKANUT BREWERY TAPS TAKEOVER
(Friday, November 8, 6-8pm @ The Barnacle)
Kickoff Hops on the Rock weekend at the Chuckanut Brewery taps takeover. Meet our friends from the brewery, enjoy flight specials, beer cocktails and pick up some free swag while it lasts.  Read more...
MOVIE: Joker
(Friday-Saturday, November 8-9, 7:30 pm @ Seaview Theater)
R 2019 ‧ Drama/Thriller ‧ 2h 2m 360-376-5724
HOLIDAY SALE AT EMMANUEL PARISH HALL
(Saturday, November 9, 10 am - 2 pm)
Emmanuel Parish's Holiday Sale, featuring new and like-new fall and holiday decor and accessories, crafts, local art and great presents. Parish Hall, 242 Main St. Read more...
HOPS ON THE ROCKS BEER FESTIVAL
(Saturday, November 9, 11 am - 4 pm @ Prune Alley)
This year’s festival is going to be better than ever! Join us for great beer, music, food and friends. See all the details and get your tickets:  hopsontherock.com
THE TEMPEST
(Saturday, November 9, 1 pm @ Orcas Center)
Stratford Festival: Captured Live in HD. Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, is “an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes” (The New York Times), recorded live in 2019. Read more...

“WHO WAS CHIEF SEATTLE?” with DAVID BUERGE 
(Saturday November 9, 6 pm @ the Library) 
Chief Seattle wrote nothing down during his life, yet his words—both real and imagined—are known throughout the world. David M. Buerge, a biographer and a historian to the Duwamish Tribe, spent more than 20 years exploring the life of Chief Seattle. orcaslibrary.org or call 360 376-4985. Read more...

ROCKY HORROR SHOW
(Runs until Saturday, November 9 @ Orcas Center)
A loving homage to the classic B Sci-Fi film and horror genres with an irresistible Rock’n’Roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride with an all-local cast that no audience will soon forget. Read more...

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...
ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT AT AMERICAN LEGION
(Sunday, November 10, 11 am @ 793 Crescent Beach Dr.)
Bingo starts at 11:00 am.Bingo – Bingo – Bingo and win a turkey.
Turkey Dinner is served with all the trimmings. Adults: $12. Seniors and children: $8. Pie by the slice: $1. A fun event for the whole family!
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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AT THE AMERICAN LEGION
(Monday, November 11, 11 am @ 793 Crescent Beach Dr.)
A special day to honor all our veterans. Refreshment will be served after.
HORTICULTURAL EXPLORATIONS AND CONTEMPLATIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: BRITISH GARDENS &THE BETH CHATTO SYMPOSIUM
(Wednesday, November 13, 10 am @ Orcas Center Madrona Room)
Jenny will speak about horticultural explorations of and contemplations on gardening in the 21st century. For more information about the garden club, visit www.orcasislandgardenclub.org.
ORCAS ISLAND MONTESSORI PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE!
(Wednesday, November 13, 6-7 pm @ 551 School Road)
Tour our new building with a cup of hot apple cider and a pumpkin muffin, lovingly prepared by our students. Meet Mr. A, our new Montessori Guide, ask questions about 2020 enrollment, and share in our excitement and pride in our new school! 360-376-2286

OCEAN NIGHT: KNOW, CONNECT, AND PROTECT YOUR SEA
(Wednesday, November 13, 7-8 pm @ Seaview Theater, Open at 6:30 pm)
Ocean Night is presented by The SeaDoc Society and Camp Orkila. It is a monthly series of free movies and live events on one Wednesday each month. Concessions and bar will be open. Contact Justin Cox, justin@seadocsociety.org, 530-219-5227. Read more... 
ORCAS ISLAND MONTESSORI BAKE SALE!
(Saturday, November 16, 10 am - 3 pm @ Island Market)
Come support our students and new school, with fall treats!
360-376-2286

HELP CELEBRATE AND PROTECT INDIAN ISLAND!
Thursday, November 21, 5:30-7:30 pm @ Episcopal Parish Hall)
Join us for this family-friendly event of music, food, art, and a slideshow. Event sponsored by KWIAHT. For more information, contact Michelle Cartier: info@kwiaht.org

THE ROASTED NUT TOO!
(Thursday-Friday, November 21-22, 7 pm. Saturday, November 23, 2 pm and 7 pm)
A Wild Evening of Dance with the Island Inspiration All-Stars! “The Roasted Nut Too” is the second iteration of a majestic musical odyssey which takes place in the Clockwork Castle Doll House Read more...
OLGA SYMPHONY AND FRIENDS IN CONCERT!
(Friday-Saturday, November 29 - 30, 7:30 pm @ Orcas Center)
A traditional Thanksgiving weekend concert! Gordon, Melinda, JP, Anita with special guests Dave "Z" Zoeller, BroGrass, and Mel Urbanozo once more offer an evening of fine fashion and non-symphonic music, old favorites and new treasures. Read more...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
EXCHANGE WORKSHOP: Sew4ZeroWaste
(Thursday, November 7, 4-6 pm at The Exchange Annex)
Join us for the Sew4ZeroWaste Workshop at The Exchange Annex. Learn to sew and create useful items from reused materials. Exchange workshops:  http://www.exchangeorcas.org/upcoming-workshops-at-the-exchange/ | Email  asifa@exchangeorcas.org for more info.

HOLIDAY SILENT ART AUCTION @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
( Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, December 14 )
Did you miss the HeArt of Orcas? Are you looking for holiday gifts for loved ones? Maybe you’re looking for a new piece of art to hang on your living room wall? Bidding will end on Saturday, December 14. Read more... If you’re interested in helping, please call Sue Lamb at 360-298-1030 .

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP-IN OPEN ENROLLMENT
(Fridays, November 8, 15, 22, 1-4 pm @ the Library)
SHIBA volunteers will be at the library to help people review their Prescription Drug coverage. Bring your Medicare card, a list of your prescriptions with the dosage and the frequency you take them. If you need other Medicare assistance all 360-376-5892.

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. 

THE SENIOR MONEY PROJECT @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER (Wednesday, November 13, 1-2 pm)
The Senior Money Project was created in order to help seniors and people of all ages identify and protect themselves against scams and fraud. CENTS (Consumer Education and Training Services) is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that teaches individuals how to improve their financial health.  360-376-2677 Read more...

FREE PRESENTATION ABOUT JOINING MEDICARE BASICS
(Wednesday, November 13, 2 pm @ the Library Commons Room)
SHIBA volunteers will make a free presentation on Medicare basics in the Commons Room at the Orcas library. Come learn how Medicare works and what you need to do to avoid penalties. SHIBA is a program of the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

BE SMART WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR
(Friday, November 15, 1-2 pm @ Orcas Senior Center Nonprofit)
Trying to find a contractor or understand the difference between an estimate and a quote? How about how to deal with an insurance company over a home repair issue? Greg Sawyer will share his knowledge and answer your questions at this workshop. Read more... 360-376-2677

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 GIVEORCAS HOLIDAY CATALOG
The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) calls for submissions for our online 2019 GiveOrcas Catalog. Our goal is to partner with organizations to offer donors an opportunity to contribute to Orcas programs. Submit now to be featured in the 2019 GiveOrcas Holiday Catalog. Application deadline is November 15. https://oicf.us/holiday-catalog-2019-call-for-proposals/
FREE 6-WEEK TREE WORKER BASICS COURSE ON ORCAS ISLAND
(Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 21; classes start December 5)
This is a 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5.There is no cost for the training; pre-registration and a $10 filing fee is required. To apply: www.sanjuansedc.org/trades. EDC office: 360-378-2906 or email EDC Trades Coordinator at glenn@sanjuansedc.org. Read more...
ORCAS FOOD CO-OP: APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 COMMUNITY HERO PROGRAM! (Applications due by November 30, 2019)
We are currently accepting applications from non-sectarian, non-partisan charitable community groups for 2020. Applications are available at orcasfood.coop/community-hero/ Mail your application to Sarah Benson, PO Box 913. Eastsound WA 98245, or email marketing@orcasfood.coop
360-376-2009
MUSIC TOGETHER CLASSES AT THE FUNHOUSE WITH MISS MARY
(Wednesdays until 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...

WINTER SQUARE DANCE
(Friday, December 13, 7-9 pm @ Oddfellows Hall)
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Come join the Sassafrass Sisters for our big winter square dance! $10 sliding scale. No experience necessary!  Read more...
EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR DOE BAY FEST 2020 NOW AVAILABLE!
Doe Bay Fest is a four day grassroots festival featuring music, food, drink, camping and activities in the unique setting of the Doe Bay Resort and Retreat.
JOB OPENINGS ON CHAMBER WEBSITE:
Roses Bakery Cafe, Madrona Bar and Grill, Doe Bay, 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 .
ART AND MUSEUMS
HOLIDAY SILENT ART AUCTION @ ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
( Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, December 14 )
Did you miss the HeArt of Orcas? Are you looking for holiday gifts for loved ones? Maybe you’re looking for a new piece of art to hang on your living room wall? Bidding will end on Saturday, December 14. Read more... If you’re interested in helping, please call Sue Lamb at 360-298-1030.

GRATITUDE MANDALA ART WORKSHOP with Susan Slapin
(Sunday November 10, 1-4 pm @ the Lodge at North Beach Inn)
Ages 12 and up. No experience needed. Bring a snack and a drink and some materials you’d like to work with (ie. Poster board, sketchpad, textured or pastel paper, pens, pencils, color pencils, markers, conte, pastels).
RSVP by emailing susan@susanslapin.com or calling North Beach Inn, 360-376-2660.Cost: $60 per person Read more...
HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP "STITCHES BY JOYCE"
(Monday-Friday, November 25-December 6th @ Madrona Point Insurance)
(Except Thanksgiving and Sunday)10 am - 4 pm, 294 A Street .
 
A NOTE FROM ANNIE FORSYTHE OF WATERFRONT GALLERY
To my valued patrons of the Waterfront Gallery:
I have been away from my shop to care for my mom, Jane Bristow, during her illness, and then subsequent last days of her earthly trek. I know that everyone will be anxious to have their artwork finished. Please know that I will work through the orders that I have as quickly as I can. Read more...

NOVEMBER ART AT ORCAS CENTER: A LIFETIME OF LEARNING - ADULT STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS
Five accomplished Orcas artists, who share their talents through their teachings, will be featured.Teachers and students will be available to answer questions. Read more... Examples of art here.

WAFD BANK ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Colleen Stewart
Colleen is displaying for the first time on Orcas. Mediums include pen and ink, indigo dye, acrylic, paper-cutting, weaving and broom-making from local fibers, clay, cardboard, stained glass, chocolate wrappers and arrangements made in nature. Read more... Bank hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.

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
SHOP THE ROCK
TOKEN HERB 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND SALE
(Saturday, November 9, 12-6 pm @ Token Herb)
Enjoy 20% off all marijuana and paraphernalia as well as in-store specials and special pricing on select glass with purchase. Please remember to bring your valid ID. Poster. Read more...

THANKSGIVING SAMPLING @ ISLAND MARKET
(Friday November 15, 3-5 pm)
Come sample side dishes for pre-order for Thanksgiving. All pre-orders are due by November 20.

ORCAS ISLAND MONTESSORI BAKE SALE!
(Saturday, November 16, 10 am - 3 pm @ Island Market)
Come support our students and new school, with fall treats!
360-376-2286

ORCAS ISLAND ARTWORKS - 20% OFF SALE
(Sunday, November 17, 10 am - 4 pm @ 11 Point Lawrence Road in Olga)
One day only - Everything in the gallery is 20% off! This is a great opportunity to stock up on gifts hand made by your friends and neighbors on Orcas Island. 360-376-4408
ISLAND THYME SHOP AND GALLERY SALE!
(Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, November 24, 10 am - 5 pm)
Join us for a 10% off store-wide sale November 23rd & 24th at the Island Thyme Shop & Gallery in downtown Eastsound! This event only happens once a year! Support your local crafters & artists and get all your holiday shopping done. We hope to see you there!

ORCAS MONTESSORI WREATH SALE
(Available for pre-order now though November 30)
Our fresh, fragrant noble fir wreaths are already available to preorder for pick up or delivery throughout November! They will also be available to purchase from the school and at store fronts throughout the island. We offer shipping! To order now visit www.orcasmontessori.org 
ECO CLEANERS SPECIAL
(Airport Office Center, 1286 Mt. Baker Road)
Bring any kind of duvet, comforter or large quilt and we'll clean it for only $25.00. Due to your positive response our Comforter Cleaning Special is now extended until November 30! ecocleanersinc.com 360-202-6226 Read more...
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
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.
THANKSGIVING DINNER AT INN AT SHIP BAY- RESERVE NOW!
(Thursday, November 28, 3-6 pm)
Indulge in a four-course harvest Thanksgiving dinner. Please call to reserve your spot for this special seasonal feast! $80 per person, $38 for children 12 years or under
(pre tax & gratuity). Look at the menu here.
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@orcas for more information or a site visit. Read more...
ENTERTAINMENT

OPEN MIC, KARAOKE, LIVE MUSIC. Read more...
LIVE MUSIC @THE MORAN LOUNGE- NOW THURSDAYS
(Thursdays from 6-9 pm @ Rosario Resort and Spa)
Vocalist/Guitarist Gene Nery this Thursday, November 7. Pianist Martin Lund next Thursday, November 14.
SEATTLE ROCK ORCHESTRA LIVE MUSIC WEEKEND
(November 8-11 @ Doe Bay Resort & Retreat)
Friday, November 8 @ Doe Bay Cafe:
Please call 360-376-8059 for reservations.
Saturday, November 9 @ Doe Bay Yoga Studio:
Come join us for a relaxed evening of instrumental music.
Sunday, November 10 Brunch @ Doe Bay Cafe
11 am– Instrumental string duets. These are free events.
ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS AT THE WINERY WITH ROBB EAGLE 
(November 10, 17, 24, 1-4 pm @ Orcas Island Winery)
Enjoy a perfectly cozy fall afternoon of delicious wines, gourmet nibbles, live music and good vibes in a beautiful setting. Family friendly. Free admission. Fall Acoustic Sunday Series starts this Sunday! For more information, contact Tera Landman 520-991-9291
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
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
CIRCLE OF CHI FALL RETREAT WITH Stephanie Rosenblatt
(Saturday Nov 9, 9 am - 4 pm @ the Lodge at North Beach Inn)
An insightful and personal day of understanding the importance of living in harmony with seasonal energy, consciously clarifying thoughts and actions to achieve our goals for the coming year. Reserve your space at: thecircleofchi@gmail.com Stephanie’s blog  momscosmicdiner.blogspot.com. Read more...

FOOD IS MEDICINE WORKSHOP
(Saturday, November 16, 1-3 pm @ Bradbury Chiropractic Clinic)
Learn the power of eating whole plant foods and other strategies to prevent and reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets here today ! My True Self Wellness at 33 Urner St, Suite 1. Contact Gigi Carter at gigi@mytrueself.com

WILD ROSE LTD NOVEMBER SPECIAL: PSYCHIC ADVENTURES
Readings and Healings: Good fortune, Medical Intuition, Past Lives, Aura/Chakra, Angel Team Assist. $70/HR. Call Deborah Darner, LMP, at
360-376-4188.

OMARI BEAUTY BAR FALL SPECIALS
(Until 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~

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...
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