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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!

San Juan Island
Saturday, October 11, 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.

San Juan Island
Saturday, October 11, 2014
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

Local chefs compete for prizes as they present their best vegetarian and non-vegetarian chili recipes. Many will be featuring island-grown beef, lamb and pork. Sample and judge the best of the island’s favorite chili recipes in the annual Chili Cook-off.  

Winners will be announced at 6:00 p.m.  There will also be an Art Market, music by The Rocky Bay Boys, a beer, cider and wine garden, S’mores by the fire pit, and lots of fun for the  whole family! 

 

Orcas Island
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Various locations, Orcas Island

The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival - Off the Edge (OIFF) takes place in the arts-rich village of Eastsound and beyond including the Orcas Center, Sea View Theater and the Music Room at the historic Rosario Mansion.

The festival will focus on films of the avant-garde, art house, trans-media and emerging edge film culture from around the world; featuring the most progressive directors, stories, techniques and ideas. Three filmmakers were awarded funding to make films set in the San Juan Islands, and these films will be shown at the festival, along with a lineup of intriguing films from regional and international filmmakers. 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.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, October 11, 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).

Orcas Island
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Various
Various locations, Orcas Island

The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival - Off the Edge (OIFF) takes place in the arts-rich village of Eastsound and beyond including the Orcas Center, Sea View Theater and the Music Room at the historic Rosario Mansion.

The festival will focus on films of the avant-garde, art house, trans-media and emerging edge film culture from around the world; featuring the most progressive directors, stories, techniques and ideas. Three filmmakers were awarded funding to make films set in the San Juan Islands, and these films will be shown at the festival, along with a lineup of intriguing films from regional and international filmmakers. 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.

Orcas Island
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

For the opening of the Met; Live in HD 2014 – 2015 season, star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Orcas Island
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Various
Various locations, Orcas Island

The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival - Off the Edge (OIFF) takes place in the arts-rich village of Eastsound and beyond including the Orcas Center, Sea View Theater and the Music Room at the historic Rosario Mansion.

The festival will focus on films of the avant-garde, art house, trans-media and emerging edge film culture from around the world; featuring the most progressive directors, stories, techniques and ideas. Three filmmakers were awarded funding to make films set in the San Juan Islands, and these films will be shown at the festival, along with a lineup of intriguing films from regional and international filmmakers. 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
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Thursday, October 16, 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

San Juan Island
Thursday, October 16, 2014 to Saturday, October 25, 2014
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San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

From Broadway to Friday Harbor! One of the newest plays to hit the SJCT stage, this Christopher Durang comedy won the Tony Award for best play in 2013. 

The play centers around middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia who live in the family home in Pennsylvania. Named for characters in plays by Anton Chekhov, Vanya and Sonia have not had to grow up. Neither has a job, and money is provided by their sister Masha, a movie star who owns the house and pays the bills. Vanya (a frustrated writer) and Sonia (who is forever reminding everyone that she is adopted) spend their days bemoaning their rather Chekovian lot in life. Their world is turned upside down when Masha returns home bringing her young, ambitious lover, Spike.

Show Times & Dates:

Thursday-Saturday, October 16-18 ... 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 19 ... 2:00 p.m.

Thursday*-Saturday, October 23-25 ... 7:30 p.m.

*Thursday, October 23 is Bargain Night:  Adults $14 and Student Reserved $7.

 

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