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Orcas Island
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Orcas Senior Center, 62 Henry Rd., Eastsound

Join in the spirit of the season with 40 gifted island artisans offering their arts and crafts.  There will also be live music, silent auction, coffee & cider, goodies at the bake sale and panini sandwiches for lunch.  Plus visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for photos.  The Raffle this year is for 3 quilts and a hand knitted blanket!

Lopez Island
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
High School Gym & Multipurpose Room, 86 School Rd. Lopez Island

Join us for this annual event, with over 70 artists, crafters and other vendors, a bake sale, children's corner, music, entertainment and many great raffle prizes.  Have a holiday keepsake picture taken. Photos with Santa Claus in the school library between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We welcome children, pets, family and friends. Proceeds benefit the Lopez Preschool. Contact: Candace Phone: (360) 468-2678 

 

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San Juan Island
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
San Juan Vineyards, 3136 Roche Harbor Road, Friday Harbor

Join us for the 9th Annual Holiday Barrel Tasting at San Juan Vineyards with winemaker Chris Primus.

• Free Logo Glass and Tastings • Passport: $10 per person or Free with a $50 purchase • Outpourings Wine Club in Good Standing Free • Great Wine and Merchandise Specials

 

San Juan Island
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street

Join us for a Classic Film Festival with Thérèse Finn presenting Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Dance away the "Turkey Blues" with Top Hat on Saturday and Swing Time on Sunday. Recover from tryptophan overload with possibly the most famous dancing duo of all time. There's always organic popcorn, movie candy, and movie facts from Thérèse. That's a recipe for fun!

San Juan Island
Saturday, November 29, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015
Reception 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
WaterWorks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street

Adding to the festive activities of Thanksgiving weekend, the gallery celebrates the season with some wonderful new works of art by Kathryn Trigg [invitation piece], Joan Stuart Ross, Randall Tipton, Danielle Dean Palmer, Nichole DeMent, Caroline James, Georgia Gerber and Tom Small and introducing Doug McIntosh - abstracted photographer.

There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, November 29, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Exciting wearables by Dianne Coe, Tana Acton, Maru Alemeda, Micki Lippe,  Judy Morgan, Anna Skibska, Caroline Viene, and introducing Jane Adams from England.

The gallery offers complimentary gift wrapping and/or free shipping [subject to limitations]​.

​Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday - Saturday, Closed Tuesday & Sunday. Other hours by appointment. The gallery be open till 7:00 p.m. on Thursday & Fridays in December​. 

San Juan Island
Sunday, November 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

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
Sponsored by
Sunday, November 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street

Join us for a Classic Film Festival with Thérèse Finn presenting Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Dance away the "Turkey Blues" with Top Hat on Saturday and Swing Time on Sunday. Recover from tryptophan overload with possibly the most famous dancing duo of all time. There's always organic popcorn, movie candy, and movie facts from Thérèse. That's a recipe for fun!

All San Juan Islands
Sponsored by
Monday, December 1, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Various
Various locations on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands

Twinkling lights welcome you to the San Juans this holiday season, as the islands celebrate with events all month long. Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island celebrate the holidays with village tree lighting ceremonies, caroling, visits from Santa, holiday concerts and more. On all three islands, browse shops, galleries and bookstores for that perfect gift. Enjoy a special holiday meal and a cozy weekend stay at an island hotel or bed & breakfast inn.

Friday Harbor/San Juan Island:

•  Think Red: Annual Holiday Show at WaterWorks Gallery, Nov. 29 - Jan. 3

•  San Juan Historical Museum Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration, Dec. 4

 Unveiling: The Best of IMA Artists' Registry, Dec. 5

•  Tree Lighting & Caroling, Dec. 5

 Holiday Open House at The Whale Museum, Dec. 5

•  Holiday Social at English Camp, Dec. 6

•  Holiday Shopping at Lime Kiln State Park Gift's Shop, Dec. 6-20

 Dance of the Elders, Dec. 11

•  Open House & Guided Light House Tours, Dec. 13

•  San Juan Singers Presents "The Heart of Christmas", Dec. 13-14

•  Stage Left's Holiday Production "Omnium Gatherum", Dec. 18-24

 Lighted Boat Parade & Santa's Arrival, Dec. 20

•  The Nutcracker, Dec. 22 & 28

•  Holiday Show at WaterWorks Gallery, Nov. 29 - Dec. 31

Orcas Island:

•  The Olga Symphony, Nov. 28-29

•  Eastsound Artwalk, Nov. 29

•  Holiday Festival of Arts, Nov. 29

•  Holiday Tree Lighting on the Village Green, Dec. 5

•  Artisan's Faire, Dec. 6-7

•  Orcas Coral Society Holiday Concert, Dec. 6-7

•  A Christmas Carol, Dec. 10-14

•  Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival - Leaves of Gold, Dec. 11-12

•  Lions Christmas Ship, Dec. 14

•  Orcas Holiday Concert Community Band, Dec. 20

•  Celebrate the Season with Susan Osborn, Dec, 22-24

Lopez Island:

•  Lopez Village Holiday Lighting & Gathering, Nov. 28

•  Jingle Bell Dinner, Nov. 29

•  Pre-School Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 29

•  Lopez Islander 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Dec. 6-7

•  Traditional French Christmas Dinner, Dec. 13

•  Annual Christmas Cookie Sale, Dec. 13

•  Holiday Art & Craft Sale, Dec. 13

•  Chimera's Holiday Party & Group Show, Dec. 13

 Holiday Lodging Offerings:

•  Holiday Special at Choice Island Vacation Homes, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Dec 1-31

 Retail Therapy at Island Inn 123 West, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Dec. 1-31

•  Romance on Orcas Island at Otters Pond Bed & Breakfast, Orcas Island, Dec. 1-31

•  'Tis the Season for an Island Escape at Friday Harbor House, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Dec. 1-31

 Holiday Restaurant Offerings:

•  Holiday Cooking Demos at The Bluff Restaurant * Bar * Terrace, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Nov. 22 - Jan. 10

•  Winter Welcome Dinner at Coho Restaurant, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Dec. 5

•  Traditional French Christmas Dinner at MacKaye Harbor Inn, Lopez Island, Dec. 13

•  Christmas Day Dinner Six Courses at Coho Restaurant, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Dec. 25

 New Year's Eve Dinner Six Courses at Coho Restaurant, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Dec. 31

San Juan Island
Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
San Juan Historical Museum

Start your holiday season off right by attending a time-honored island tradition. The event is the museum’s way of giving thanks to the community for its continuing support. The museum buildings will be decorated in holiday finery and the winter wonderland train set—a delight for children of all ages—returns again. This year, we will be welcoming Santa as our special guest, with digital children’s portraits available for $5 from Dustrude Photography. (Offering special holiday pricing on additional photo items).

Join in traditional caroling led by the Island Chordsmen Plus and roast a marshmallow at the crackling fire pit. Warm up with hearty chili or world famous Ivar’s Clam Chowder, Chili from Ernie's Cafe, hot apple cider, and festive baked goodies galore.

It’s a free event and donations are welcomed. Come one, come all and come hungry!  Time is from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please contact the museum for further information at 360.378.3949 or www.sjmuseum.org & www.historicsanjuans.org  

Friday Harbor
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:30 pm
285 Spring St.

As we move from the Autumn into Winter, we see the seasons transition. As the world around us grows colder and darker, we invite you to come into the warmth of Lavendera for an evening talk about transitioning from this life and what broadening our perceptions about this experience can offer. Many may find the spark of inspiration in this talk to open to the wisdom of transition. Led by Sam Buck.

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