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San Juan Island
Saturday, November 22, 2014 to Saturday, January 10, 2015
12:00 p.m.
The Bluff Restaurant Bar . Terrace, 130 West St.

This season we are excited to announce that Executive Chef Aaron Rock will be hosting not one but three cooking demos for all your holiday celebration needs. In November he demos traditional Thanksgiving dishes while you sip warm spiked apple cider, in December he delivers a variety of holiday hors d'oeuvres like lamb lollipops and bay scallop ceviche that pair perfectly with bubbly beverages from Treveri Cellars, and in January, when you are ready for a cure to your holiday hangover, Chef Rock will provide secrets to creating healthy yet tasty meals. Join us for these most delicious demos and be ready to wow your party guests!

Upcoming Saturday Dates for demos:

  • November 22: Wild About the Bird
  • December 13: A Festive Fête
  • January 10: Holiday Hangover 

Call 360.378.8455 for reservations.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Celebrate the holiday season with The Nutcracker Ballet, bringing the magic of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet to Orcas Center. This sumptuous production was filmed in 2011 at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the original Nutcrackerwas first performed over 120 years ago. The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday outing for the whole family.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, November 22, 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
Sunday, November 23, 2014
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San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

SJCT Family Theatre present LAW and ORDER: C-Rhyme and Pun-ishment

This goofy musical spoof on the Law and Order television series features two detectives who have to figure out what happened to Humpty Dumpty when bits of shell are discovered scattered around at the foot of a wall. In the course of their investigation they interview Little Bo Peep, Georgie Porgie, the Sprats, a Little Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe and other familiar characters from Mother Goose. 

Dates & Show Times:  Friday & Saturday, November 21-22 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. 

Orcas Island
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Sunday, November 23, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

San Juan Island
Monday, November 24, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. 

San Juan Island
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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
The Grange

Enjoy a great community dinner this Thanksgiving. Come alone or bring friends and family. This is a day to share and give thanks together. Everyone is welcome. It’s all free. The food is great. There’s a fire in the fire place. Most important of all, there is plenty of turkey, dressing and all the fixin’s and there are plenty of friends and neighbors to share a special day. Time: noon - 5:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Thursday, November 27, 2014
3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Bluff Restaurant Bar . Terrace, 130 West St.

Join us on Thanksgiving and enjoy a four-course feast. This is a classic Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Chef Rock features Local Squash Soup, Pan Seared Scallops, Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and more!

Call 360.378.8455 for reservations.

San Juan Island
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Friday, November 28, 2014 to Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Elementary School

San Juan Island Artisans are sponsoring their 36th annual event featuring the 'best of the best' creations by San Juan County artists. Fifty-five artists will sell their unique, hand-made arts and crafts this year—just in time for holiday gift giving—offering a wide variety of items from soaps and lotions to jewelry, clothing, cards, paintings, island-made foods, scenic photography and much more. There will be delicious snacks available by local caterer Cynthia's of Course to keep shoppers satisfied. This is a fundraiser for the Island Artisans Scholarship Fund. Time: Friday, November 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Rhonda Scott at (360) 298-0300 or email: retrorose@rockisland.com.

Lopez Island
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Friday, November 28, 2014
Gathering at 4:30 p.m., Village Lighting at 5:00 p.m.
Lopez Village Park

Come join us for the Annual Village Lighting & Gathering at Lopez Village Park, in the center of Lopez Village. Help us light up the Village for the holidays, and enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and caroling. Celebrate with your neighbors, friends, families and holiday visitors to kick off the Holiday Season. The gathering begins at 4:30 p.m., and the lighting takes place at 5:00 p.m.  Many of the Village businesses will be open for holiday shopping. Come celebrate the beginning of the holiday season Lopez style!

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