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San Juan Island
Friday, December 5, 2014
5:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd St.

SJCT’s biggest FUNdraiser of the year returns with familiar favorites, a new auctioneer and entertainment full of classic and island twists.Roche Harbor Resort’s Bill Shaw and staff are back with their ever-popular gourmet concoctions and select wines. The silent and live auctions will be there too, including fine art, the return of CATS’ “wine cellar” plus plenty of exciting travel experiences up for grabs. 

San Juan Island
Friday, December 5, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Memorial Park

Join in as Friday Harbor lights up the tree and raises a joyful noise! The Island Lights Festival kicks off the holiday season on December 5, with a bigger-than-ever village tree lighting at Memorial Park.

At 4:30, before the lighting, bundle up and meet at Memorial Park to enjoy treats and hot drinks, hear the Island Chordsmen Barbershop Singers sing great old Christmas songs, and buy a holiday wreath. At 5:10, the festivities continue with a performance by the Friday Harbor Elementary School Choir, followed by the official tree lighting at 5:30. Then, walk up the hill to the Whale Museum for cookies, cider and hot chocolate. Friday Harbor shops will be twinkling with lights and open for business, so you can find the perfect gift of jewelry, clothing, books or local food products.  Join in the old-fashioned community fun all through the month of December with holiday concerts, plays and events.

 

 

 

Orcas Island
Friday, December 5, 2014
3:30 p.m.
Village Green, North Beach Road

Orcas Island celebrates the Holiday Season with the annual tree lighting on the Village Green.  Visitors and islanders alike gather on the Green to sip hot cider, munch on sweet treats, and enjoy holiday music from the Orcas Island Community Band starting at 3:30 p.m.  Watch as Santa & Mrs. Claus delight youngsters with toys and candy canes!  The evening culminates in the lighting of the tree at 5:00 p.m. – a display of wondrous lights that light up Eastsound.

San Juan Island
Friday, December 5, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1567 Westside Rd., Lime Kiln State Park at the Lighthouse

Lime Kiln Point State Park, the Whale Watch Park, is a “must see” for visitors to San Juan Island. Orcas are still in the area as well as humpback whales.  The Interpretive Center/Gift Shop will be open on Friday and Saturdays from November 28 through December 20.  It will be stocked with special gifts from Whale Watch Park. There are beautiful Christmas ornaments, hats, t-shirts, sweatshirt, silver jewelry, books for young and old, and more.  Proceeds from the Center’s merchandise sales help fund Park activities and programs.

Want a perfect gift for the family that loves the outdoors? Consider getting them the Annual Discover Pass, Washington’s ticket to the great outdoors.  This $30 gift provides a carload of people free access to more than 100 State Parks and recreational areas for 365 days.

Orcas Island
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Saturday, December 6, 2014 to Sunday, December 7, 2014
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Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Always festive and full of surprises, Orcas Choral Society’s Holiday offering will delight your whole family. Join us as we continue the tradition of sharing great choral music with our community.

Dates & Show Times: Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
English Camp, 3905 West Valley Rd.

The annual old-fashioned Holiday Social includes tree trimming and cookie potluck.

Visitors are invited to bring holiday cookies and ornaments that reflect yuletide and winter solstice celebrations throughout the world. As always, a tree will be erected in the old British Royal Marine Light Infantry barracks building -- just as it was likely done in the mid-1860s when the camp was in its heyday.

The park's Volunteer of the Year award and volunteer recognition is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. The park will provide beverages, two fires to warm the bones and entertainment to include staff and volunteer re-enactors in period uniforms and dress, storytelling, contra dancing as well as other multi-cultural folk dances.

A motorized golf cart will be available in the English Camp parking area for persons with accessibility needs. For information, call 378-2240, ext. 2233, 2228 or 2227.  

Orcas Island
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
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Odd Fellows Hall, 112 Haven Road

This annual artisan's faire will feature 40 local vendors, including some new crafts people, artists from the San Juan Islands. Come and find the many unique holiday gifts available, from soaps and lotions to jewelry and clothing and much more. There will also be food provided at the Odd Fellows restaurant downstairs. Dates and times: Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Kari at: 360-376-5063 or email: orcasartisansfaire@gmail.com

San Juan Island
Saturday, December 6, 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, December 6, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1567 Westside Rd., Lime Kiln State Park at the Lighthouse

Lime Kiln Point State Park, the Whale Watch Park, is a “must see” for visitors to San Juan Island. Orcas are still in the area as well as humpback whales.  The Interpretive Center/Gift Shop will be open on Friday and Saturdays from November 28 through December 20.  It will be stocked with special gifts from Whale Watch Park. There are beautiful Christmas ornaments, hats, t-shirts, sweatshirt, silver jewelry, books for young and old, and more.  Proceeds from the Center’s merchandise sales help fund Park activities and programs.

Want a perfect gift for the family that loves the outdoors? Consider getting them the Annual Discover Pass, Washington’s ticket to the great outdoors.  This $30 gift provides a carload of people free access to more than 100 State Parks and recreational areas for 365 days.

Orcas Island
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Sunday, December 7, 2014
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Odd Fellows Hall, 112 Haven Road

This annual artisan's faire will feature 40 local vendors, including some new crafts people, artists from the San Juan Islands. Come and find the many unique holiday gifts available, from soaps and lotions to jewelry and clothing and much more. There will also be food provided at the Odd Fellows restaurant downstairs. Dates and times: Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Kari at: 360-376-5063 or email: orcasartisansfaire@gmail.com

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