Orcas Today: February 24th-26th

Tax Help at the Orcas Senior Center
Fridays February 10th-April 14th from 9:00am-4:00pm
This service is offered by Jim Biddick and John Carl, and is available to those who are low or moderate income taxpayers. This program is not associated with the IRS TaxAide program and is not a for profit program. The taxpayer will be responsibile for all information provided and for the completeness and correctness of the tax return. Returns must be filed by mail. The service is free, but a donation of $5 is appreciated to cover program costs. All donations will benefit the Senior Center.

Ladies Intermediate Tennis
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:30-11:00am at the Buck Park Courts
This event is free and open to ladies ages 18 and up.

Children’s Story Hour at Darvill’s Bookstore
February 24th at 11:00am
Bring your kids in for story time with Jude–and why not enjoy a coffee while you’re here!

Pokemon Club
Fridays January 6th-June 16th from 3:30-5:00pm at The Funhouse
Ages 6-10, enrollment is $10 plus cost of personal supplies. Come learn to play and master the popular card game!

Public Meeting: Rotary Club
February 24th from 4:30-5:30pm at the Eastsound Fire Hall
Meets regularly the second and fourth Friday of the month.

MAI Festival at Doe Bay Resort
February 24th-26th
Join us for the inaugural MAI Festival, including great music, art & ideas! Shake those cabin fever blues by joining in the fun for this unique weekend of intimate performances, topical workshop & talks and creative art that won’t disappoint! Purchase tickets at www.maifestival.com using the promo code “MAIORCASFRIENDS”

On Screen at Seaview Theater: Star Wars Rogue One
February 24th & 25th at 7:30pm
Rated PG-13.

Karaoke at the Lower Tavern
Fridays at 9:30pm
Come sing your heart out!

Men’s Breakfast at the Orcas Community Church
February 25th from 8:30-10:30am
Chef Stan Armstrong and friends will be creating something fresh and unique out of in-season produce and select meats.  During the breakfast, associate pastor Brian Moss will share about the journey that led him from the small Iowa farm where he grew up, to touring the country as a musician and songwriter, to becoming a pastor here on Orcas Island. Admission is by donation, sign up at the community church office or call 360-376-6422 to attend.

Wildfire Reduction Workshop
February 25th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Eastsound FIre Hall
This workshop will go over the history of island forests, the risks and problems with leaving dense forests unmanaged, and different active management strategies to reduce wildfire risk, enhance forest biodiversity, improve wildlife habitat, and generate income. To register visit www.nnrg.org/utilizing-woody-biomass/.

Orcas Island Farmers Market
February 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm at Oddfellows Hall
Local goods, food and fun at Oddfellows Hall for the fall and winter season!

Open Intermediate Tennis
Wednesdays/Saturdays at the Buck Park Tennis Courts
Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00pm, Saturdays from 8:30-11:00am. This is a free event that runs all summer. For more information visit www.oiprd.org.

On Screen at Orcas Senior Center: War Room
February 25th at 4:00pm
Join us for War Room, a film that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives. Free popcorn and 50 cent sodas will be available.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: Star Wars Episode IV
February 25th at 4:00pm
Original 1977 Star Wars film, Episode IV: A New Hope. Rated PG.

Live Music at Rosario
February 25th from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

On Screen at Orcas Center: Saint Joan
February 25th at 7:30pm
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $2 off for Orcas Center members. $5 subsidized tickets are also available at the Box Office.

Latin Club Night
February 25th at 9:00pm at Random Howse
Ages 21+, no cover. Free Salsa lessons begin at 9:00pm, followed by dancing.

ORS/Exchange Swap Meet
February 26th from 11:00am-4:00pm at Oddfellows Hall
ORS will provide the latest information on the progress of rebuilding the Exchange, scheduled to begin this spring. 4×8 foot table spaces will be available inside the hall for $25. Additional donations to The Exchange rebuild fund are encouraged. 25 spaces are available, on a first come-first served basis. For questions, and to reserve space/tables, call ORS at 360-376-4089. For more details visit www.exchangeorcas.org.

On Screen at Orcas Center: Rusalka
February 26th at 1:00pm
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $2 off for Orcas Center members. $5 subsidized tickets are also available at the Box Office.

Drop-in Basketball
Tuesdays/Sundays from 5:30-7:30pm at the OHS Gym
Ages 18 and up, admission is $2 per night and everyone is welcome!

Drop-In Sports: Adult Outdoor Soccer
February 26th from 6:30-8:30pm at Buck Park
Ages 16+, this event is free.