The San Juan Island Rotary Club raised $10,000 from the Concours d’ Elegance held at San Juan Vineyards on Aug. 24. The recipients of the funds were Family Resource Center ($4,500), The San Juan Historical Society and Museum ($4,500) and Rotary Polio Plus ($1,000).
All current and retired Military and Public Safety personnel are invited to the Orcas Vikings football game on Sat., Nov. 1 (free admittance to these honored guests) at the Dahl Field, and will be recognized on the field prior to kick off.
Maura O’Neill will lead a course on world religions over five Wednesdays from Oct. 22 to Nov. 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center.
The San Juan County Council is searching for citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available at: http://sanjuanco.com/Council/AdvisoryCommittees.aspx.
Camp Orkila’s Fall Festival and Haunted Hay Ride was on Friday, Oct. 17 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Kids and parents joined in the fun of pumpkin carving, cider-pressing, face painting, archery, climbing the tower, ziplining and hayrides.
Bellingham-based Early Childhood trainer Ray Soriano will kick off the “Strengthening Island Families” workshop series with two sessions to help parents reach their children more effectively and identify and employ the strengths of their individual parenting styles.
There will be a “Pre-Commercial Thinning Workshop and Field Tour” on Orcas, Oct. 19. Northwest Certified Forestry will be hosting the third and final workshop in a series of events focused on forest health on the San Juan Islands. RSVP is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-9317.
Nicholas Corrin is an Ayurvedic yoga teacher, Oriental medicine practitioner and award-winning author based in Friday Harbor.
The Future of Women in American Politics will be the final fall Crossroads lecture at the Orcas Center.
The Orcas Island Cancer Support Group is open to all who are affected by cancer whether as a patient, survivor, family member or friend of someone with cancer.
“The Bone Clocks” by David Mitchell is one of the most anticipated novels of the fall. This hypnotic story from the author of “Cloud Atlas” is a vast, intricate story about a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and the small group of vigilantes who try to take them down.
The Orcas Island Garden Club presents “Greenhouses, Simple to Complex: All You Need to Know,” with Charley Yaw, at its Oct. 15 meeting at Orcas Center Madrona Room, 10 a.m.
There will be flu shot clinics in October at the following locations. • Shaw Community Center, Monday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. • Orcas Senior Center, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Peace Island Clinic, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Each year Medicare gives persons receiving Medicare health insurance benefits a seven-week window to review their health care coverage and prescription drug plans to see if they are still meeting their needs or to enroll in plans if they have not yet done so.
Authors Melissa Hart and Ana Maria Spagna will read at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Darvill’s Bookstore. There will be hors d’eouvres, questions and answers and a book-signing.
The San Juan County Arts Council is seeking four to five new members for the board of directors to begin in November. Interested individuals should respond by Oct. 20. Email Dennis Ryan at email@example.com.