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Orcas Island
Friday, December 5, 2014
3:30 p.m.
Village Green, North Beach Road

Orcas Island celebrates the Holiday Season with the annual tree lighting on the Village Green.  Visitors and islanders alike gather on the Green to sip hot cider, munch on sweet treats, and enjoy holiday music from the Orcas Island Community Band starting at 3:30 p.m.  Watch as Santa & Mrs. Claus delight youngsters with toys and candy canes!  The evening culminates in the lighting of the tree at 5:00 p.m. – a display of wondrous lights that light up Eastsound.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, December 6, 2014 to Sunday, December 7, 2014
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Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Always festive and full of surprises, Orcas Choral Society’s Holiday offering will delight your whole family. Join us as we continue the tradition of sharing great choral music with our community.

Dates & Show Times: Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
English Camp, 3905 West Valley Rd.

The annual old-fashioned Holiday Social includes tree trimming and cookie potluck.

Visitors are invited to bring holiday cookies and ornaments that reflect yuletide and winter solstice celebrations throughout the world. As always, a tree will be erected in the old British Royal Marine Light Infantry barracks building -- just as it was likely done in the mid-1860s when the camp was in its heyday.

The park's Volunteer of the Year award and volunteer recognition is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

Admission is free. The park will provide beverages, two fires to warm the bones and entertainment to include staff and volunteer re-enactors in period uniforms and dress, storytelling, contra dancing as well as other multi-cultural folk dances.

A motorized golf cart will be available in the English Camp parking area for persons with accessibility needs. For information, call 378-2240, ext. 2233, 2228 or 2227.  

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Saturday, December 6, 2014
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Odd Fellows Hall, 112 Haven Road

This annual artisan's faire will feature 40 local vendors, including some new crafts people, artists from the San Juan Islands. Come and find the many unique holiday gifts available, from soaps and lotions to jewelry and clothing and much more. There will also be food provided at the Odd Fellows restaurant downstairs. Dates and times: Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Kari at: 360-376-5063 or email: orcasartisansfaire@gmail.com

San Juan Island
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza

"Eat Locally" is a way of life for many residents in the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Island Farmers' Market features delicious island-raised produce, berries, colorful bouquets, eggs, and dairy products, as well as fresh local seafood, shellfish, and meats. The market also features freshly cooked and prepared foods made from local ingredients, grass-fed burgers, hot sausages, baked goods, pizza, crafts, and more!

The market is held year-round at Brickworks, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street. High season hours (July 4 – Labor Day) are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Low season hours are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The market takes place each Saturday from mid-April through October both inside and outside of Brickworks. In November and December it takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, and from January – April on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Brickworks is Friday Harbor’s newest rehabilitated historic site. The building was built in 1920 to house the Friday Harbor Brick and Tile Company. Today it is the last surviving industrial building in Friday Harbor, beautifully renovated to provide a year-round farmers market and event space.

Orcas Island
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Sunday, December 7, 2014
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Odd Fellows Hall, 112 Haven Road

This annual artisan's faire will feature 40 local vendors, including some new crafts people, artists from the San Juan Islands. Come and find the many unique holiday gifts available, from soaps and lotions to jewelry and clothing and much more. There will also be food provided at the Odd Fellows restaurant downstairs. Dates and times: Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Kari at: 360-376-5063 or email: orcasartisansfaire@gmail.com

Orcas Island
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Sunday, December 14, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

A Christmas Carol is back for the holidays with the outstanding cast from the Enchanted Forest trilogy: Jake Perrine, Grace McCune and Cali Bagby, plus Robert Hall as Scrooge. With original music and lyrics by Jim Bredouw, this redux of the classic heart-warming holiday tale is directed by Deborah Sparks.

San Juan Island
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Lavendera Massage Lavendera Massage - Center for Evolving Well Being, 285 Spring Street

Every third Thursday, (except during County Fair on Thursday of August 14th) Lavendera Massage opens the doors to our community of gifted healers for Wellness Nights. Stop by between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m to share your own gifts, and/or receive from others. Enjoy connecting into a unique network of people in the uplifting environment of reciprocal healing. Each session lasts about 10-15 minutes and can include clothed massage, energy work, and intuitive readings.

As of October first our Thursday evening events will begin at 6:30 pm until next summer

Orcas Island
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Ring in the holiday season with the Orcas Island Community Band. Come inside where the music and friendship are warm and inviting. Enjoy a variety of musical styles, and hear some beloved carols/hymns plus pop/traditional holiday favorites. Admission is by donation.

San Juan Island
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Spring Street Landing Pier

Santa arrives by boat and toys will be given to children at the Middle School Commons by the San Juan Island Lions Club. The Port staff will provide cookies and hot cider at the Spring street landing pier. San Juan Singers will also be singing Christmas carols!

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