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Orcas Island
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
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Come Enjoy the Harvest!

The Orcas Island Farmers Market is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday from the first weekend in May to the last weekend of September on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound.

During October and November, the Market meets on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, located on Haven Street just south of Main Street on the way to Madrona Point. For information call:  360-317-8342.

All Items sold in the market are grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans. The market includes produce, much of it organic, crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, food and drink vendors, and some of Orcas Island's service organizations (historical museum, master gardeners).

San Juan Island
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Sunday, October 5, 2014
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Gallery 9, 60 First Street

Gallery 9 has a special Artstock opening for their featured exhibition by Gerry Newcomb, simply entitled “Island Glass.”  A reception will be on Saturday, October 4  for Gerry Newcomb and will be held during the afterglow from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will also be musical entertainment by local band "The Spuds" from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. 

Owner, Nina LeBaron will be on hand both days to share her felt making techniques with "Felted Hat Demonstrations" at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. both days. 

San Juan Island
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Sunday, October 5, 2014
3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Brickworks on Nichols St & various locations around town

Artstock is back! Follow the amber lights around Friday Harbor during the evenings of October 4th and 5th to find Artstock locations as part of an autumn afterglow. Galleries include Jamie Ellsworth Gallery, Arctic Raven Gallery, Island Studios, Waterworks Gallery and new favorite, Ogle Fine Art Studio. Music, food, festivities and art will be the driving forces around town. The art gallery scene will be lit up along with local eateries as part of the larger event, Savor the San Juans, which lasts for the entire month of October.

Waterworks will feature a talk in the afternoon, 1pm to 3pm by inspired aquatint artist, Stephen McMillan, He is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through landscape. It is this sense of renewal that he seeks to share with others through his beautiful rich works on paper. Join him at the gallery for an evening reception from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Gallery 9 has a special Artstock opening for their featured exhibition by Gerry Newcomb, simply entitled “Island Glass.” Owner, Nina LeBaron will be on hand both days to share her felt making techniques. There will be a reception for Gerry Newcomb during the afterglow from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Island Studios shows hundreds of artists on a continuing basis. Local painter, Andria Rhine, will be on hand during the day from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Terry Ogle is a much-loved islander with a passion for carving wood and painting watercolors, now showing in his new gallery. Jamie Ellsworth invites the viewer to first look at the simplicity of her work, then beyond, opening a door to the imagination. Her studio will be open both days for all to meet with this treasured island artist.

 

San Juan Island
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Sunday, October 5, 2014
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Arctic Raven, 130 First Street

Arctic Raven is pleased to have gallery favorite, Ron Aleck, demonstrate his fine line wood carving all afternoon. There will be a reception following from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Music will be provided by local group, OPA.

San Juan Island
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Sunday, October 5, 2014
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315 Argyle Street

Stephen McMillan: Aquatint etchings. Throughout his life, Stephen McMillan has been inspired and sustained by the natural world spending much of his time outside, whether it’s a bike ride in the San Juan Islands countryside, or a week-long backpacking trip in Asia, he is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through landscape. It is this sense of renewal that he seeks to share with others. Stephen photographs the images first and uses the medium Aquatint etching process, invented in 1768, but became especially popular among printmakers in the first part of the nineteenth century. The aquatint technique produces a full tonal range and rich texture in etchings.  This show will run through October 25.

There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, October 4, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Lopez Island
Sunday, October 5, 2014
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
1934 Mud Bay Rd.

Join us for a community pig roast and potluck at Jones Family Farms, featuring pork that is pasture-raised on this Lopez Island farm. Jones Family Farms pork is mouthwateringly delicious, and the meal will be filled out with your potluck dish to share. This event is free, and everyone is welcome. Location may change, so stay tuned for updates.

 

Orcas Island
Sunday, October 5, 2014
10:00 a..m. - 3:00 p.m.
Various

Explore working farms on Orcas Island! Here’s your chance to visit some of the island’s very best farms, including Black Dog Farm, Maple Rock Farm, Coffelt Farm and West Beach Farm.  Enjoy a special brunch & snack from Charles Dalton from The Kitchen. The Brunch & Boxed Snack combo is $20. All farm tours and farm demonstrations are free of charge.  Print a PDF Map of the tour.

  • 10:00 -11:00 a.m.: Farm-to-Table Brunch served at The Kitchen in Eastsound (menu is on PDF map above).
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Maple Rock Farm open (located at Stonebridge Farm off Mt. Baker)
  • 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.: Black Dog Farm (1725 Mt. Baker Road)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: West Beach Farm (927 West Beach Road)
  • 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.: Sheep Shearing demonstration
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Coffelt Farm (1071 Crow Valley Road)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Boxed snack available (part of $20 brunch/snack)
  • 2:00 p.m.: Farm Tour begins

For more information contact:  info@orcasislandchamber.com, or 360 376-2273

Orcas Island
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Friday, October 10, 2014
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Various locations, Orcas Island

The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival - Off the Edge (OIFF) will feature a lineup of intriguing films from regional and international filmmakers, including three shorts by directors who were awarded funding to make films set in the San Juan Islands. Venues include the Orcas Center, Sea View Theater and Random Howse in Eastsound. OIFF is sponsored by Orcas Open Arts and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). SIFF is recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America.

See the website for more information about film schedule, show times and tickets.

San Juan Island
Saturday, October 11, 2014
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
San Juan County Fairgrounds, Indoor Pavilion, Friday Harbor

This fun and crazy annual family event features San Juan's original Blaskapelle oompah orchestra, Bavarian menu and drinks, professional polka instruction and kids' activities. Break out the liederhosen and dirndl skirts for the costume contest! Win a collectible San Juan Island Oktoberfest stein! Wear a costume, get in free!

This year, Oktoberfest is free to anyone in costume, and as always, free for kids. All others are $5. Meal prices are TBD.

Sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit http://www.sanjuanisland.org or call 360-378-5240.

San Juan Island
Saturday, October 11, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 45 Hawthorne Lane

On Saturdays in October, join us at Pelindaba Lavender Farm for a guided tour from field to product. The tour will cover cultivation, harvesting, essential oil distillation and the many uses of lavender. During the tour we’ll be conducting a lavender essential oil distillation demo at our on-site distillery. U-fill Organic Lavender Hydrosol (also produced during the distillation process) will also be available!

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