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Orcas Island
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy not in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.

San Juan Island
Monday, October 20, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

The first Poet Laureate of Hawai`i and an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller, Kealoha has performed throughout the world – from the White House to the `Iolani Palace to Brazil and Switzerland. His performances combine poetry, storytelling, movement, music, theater and interactive speaking. He has written hundreds of poems, with many of them used in classrooms, forensic competitions, workshops, lectures, corporate events and weddings.

In addition to his evening performance on the Whittier, Kealoha will host a workshop earlier in the day for island youth designed to expose them to performance poetry, give them a hands-on writing experience and inspire them to find their own poetic voice. 

San Juan Island
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Friday Harbor Grange, 152 - 1st Street

Kon-Tiki

This is the Academy Award-winning film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, Norwegian biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by the mythical hero Kon-Tiki. He knew that the trade winds and ocean currents off the South-American coastline bear in the direction of Polynesia. It was Heyerdahl’s contention that pre-Columbian Polynesian natives had regularly made trips across the ocean in similar rafts. 

To prove his theory, in 1947 Heyerdahl set sail in the Kon-Tiki, a tiny balsa-wood raft, successfully completing the long journey from Peru to Tahiti. Filmed en route with 16-millimeter camera equipment, Kon-Tiki was originally released in Sweden in tandem with the publication of Heyerdahl’s book about the expedition.

Running time:  124 minutes

 

Orcas Island
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.

As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

San Juan Island
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Friday, October 24, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Coho Restaurant, 120 Nichols

Coho Restaurant’s last winemaker dinner for fall on Friday, October 17th, will feature the wines of Christian Sparkman from Sparkman Cellars from Woodinville. The Sparkman wine portfolio includes 25 wines mostly focused on Rhone and Bordeaux varietals. We will select 6 to showcase for this dinner. Chris’ wines are elegant, expressive and food-friendly.

Chef Bill Messick will create an autumnal menu paired with the wines.  Six courses and five wines – $45/person food + $25 for wine pairing.

Make a night of it - the Tucker House Inn will offer $99 queen Jacuzzi guest rooms for those attending the dinner.

Lopez Island
Saturday, October 25, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts, 204 Village Rd.

This is the best potluck of local foods!  Come celebrate local foods and local food producers! Prizes given for best presentation of local foods and best use of local foods. No host wine bar.

 

San Juan Island
Saturday, October 25, 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 25, 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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Saturday, October 25, 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 26, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Brickworks, 150 Nichols St.

San Juan Island Cheese and Island Grown present a new tasting event like no other in the islands.  

Taste the bounty of the islands!

This gathering will showcase the amazing quality of farmers, food producers and chefs we have in the San Juan Islands. Chefs will partner with farmers and food producers to create tasty bites featuring island grown/produced ingredients including cheeses, meats, produce and seafood. Guests will taste and purchase these delicious locally produced foods as well as island-made wine, beer, cider and beverages.

 

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