Orcas Today: April 3rd-5th

Tax Assistance for Low to Moderate Income Taxpayers
Tuesdays/Fridays By Appointment at the Senior Center
Offered by appointment only on Tuesdays and some Fridays between 9:00am and 4:00pm. This service is provided on a donation basis by Jim Biddick and John Carl and funds raised will be donated to the Senior Center. “This is a tax preparation service only, the tax payer assumes responsibility for all information presented to complete the return and for the accuracy of the return completed with the information provided.” To make an appointment call 360-376-2488, please leave a message with your name and number if you reach our answering machine.

Weekend Packs for Kids Program
Ongoing at the OISD Elementary School Office
The Weekend Packs for Kids program provides child-friendly bags of food for children who have little to eat over the weekend–over 50 grocery bags are needed each week. If you are interested in assembling a bag, each one contains food such as milk, fruit, tuna, cheese and crackers or microwavable soups. Regular full-sized grocery bags can be dropped off at the OISD Elementary School Office. Celebrating its 5th year, this program is made possible by dedicated volunteers, Island Market, Orcas Island Food Bank, OICF, Orcas PTSA, and the community!

Introduction to Pilates Workshop
Wednesdays/Fridays at 9:00am at Center Works Studio (The front of the Athletic Center Building)
Joins us for one of our gateway classes to the studio! Strengthen, tone, improve your balance and flexibility! The workshop is designed around beginning mat work with a discussion about the history of the craft. Over the course of the workshop we will move to more intermediate mat work and props, and well as introducing work on two pieces of apparatus-the tower and the reformer. After completing the workshop you are welcome to join any class offered by the studio! Enrollment for the 7 week program is $168.00 plus tax, for more information or to register call 360-376-3659.

Slow Yoga Series with Suzi Zobrist
Wednesdays/Fridays March 18th-April 3rd from 9:00-10:30am at Orcas Mandala Studio
This 3-week series will be a slow-paced journey into the fundamentals of a Yoga practice, ideal for new students, those who are beginning again or prefer a slow pace. All levels, beginners and drop-ins are welcome! Cost is $60 for all 6 Classes or $15 per drop-in class. Participants are welcome to use their studio class card.

Children’s Story Hour at Darvill’s Bookstore
April 3rd from 11:00am-12:00pm
Bring your kids in for story time with Jude–and why not enjoy a coffee while you’re here!

Celebrate Recovery
April 3rd at 6:00pm at Orcas Senior Center
Join us for this faith-based 12 step program, open to everyone. For more information email celebrate.recovery.orcas@gmail.com or call Paul at 360-376-3273.

Kids MMA/Karate
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 4:30-5:30pm at Eastsound MMA Studio
Ages 10-14, $150 per month. Find more information at www.eastsoundmma.com

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

Magic Trading Card Game
April 3rd from 5:00-9:00pm at the Funhouse Commons
7th-12th graders are welcome to join the regular game group every Friday!

Teen Night at the Funhouse
April 3rd from 6:00-10:00pm
“Join us every Friday for a variety of activities, food, music, arts, mentors, and hanging out with inspiring people.” 7th-12th grade welcome.

Pub Night at the Orcas Hotel featuring Martin Lund and Gene Neary
April 3rd at 6:00pm
Pub Night is officially back, featuring live music with Gene Nery and Martin Lund. No reservations required, seating is first come, first served.

Live Music at Doe Bay Cafe
April 3rd at 7:30pm
Join us for dinner at Doe Bay Cafe, featuring live music by Bobby Bare, Jr. at 7:30pm. No cover, reservations are recommended.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
April 3rd & 4th at 7:30pm
Rated PG.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
April 3rd & 4th at 4:00pm
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock! Also take a peek around the mansion and enjoy our annual Festival of the Trees!

Live Music at Deer Harbor Inn
April 3rd & 4th from 5:00-9:00pm
On Friday it’s flamenco guitar with Farhad Hanjan and Saturday, Live Piano with Ron Meyers. Call 360-376-1040 for reservations or more information.

Washington State Parks Free Day
April 4th at Moran State Park
No Discover Pass needed to explore the park! Other free days in 2015:
April 4: Saturday Spring Day
April 22: Earth Day
May 10: Sunday Spring Day
June 6: National Trails Day
June 13: National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
Sept. 26: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
April 4th at 10:00am at YMCA Camp Orkila, in the orchard.
Join us for the annual egg hunt featuring a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
April 4th at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

Little Ninjas Karate
April 4th at 12:00pm at Eastsound MMA
Ages 4-8, $50 per month. More information at www.eastsoundmma.com

Clay Cafe at Oddfellows Hall
April 4th from 2:00-5:00pm
A-OK–Art for Orcas Kids, an Orcas Education Foundation program, presents Clay Café– an opportunity for kids and adults alike to enjoy a Saturday filled with creating beautiful ceramics, all while supporting the art program in the Orcas Elementary and Middle Schools. Tea and treats will be available. We have received a generous donation of pottery–all ready to be painted. Everyone is invited to come choose a piece, make a donation and create something fabulous! Finished pieces will be available for pick-up, after firing, at the school right after spring break.

Drop-in Soccer at Buck Park
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Saturdays
Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 3:30pm, Saturdays from 9:00-10:15am. Ages 16 and up, no entry fee.

Live Music at Rosario
April 4th from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

On Stage at Orcas Center: Acrobatic Conundrum
April 4th at 7:30pm at Orcas Center
“The Language of Chance: An Evening of Circus. This highly entertaining group of acrobats will surprise all stripes of audience, as they blur the lines between dance, theater, and circus, to invent their own form of storytelling.” Tickets are available at the box off or online, prices are $25 for adults, $19 for Orcas Center members and $11 for students.

Adult Indoor Soccer
Saturdays from 7:30-9:30pm at the K-8 Gym
Ages 16+. Cost is $2 drop in fee or $35 for a 20 session punch card. Everyone is welcome!

Live Music at Doe Bay Yoga Studio
April 4th at 7:30pm
Featuring musician by Bobby Bare, Jr. at 8:00pm, no cover.

Beers & Brats at Rosario
April 5th from 12:00-9:00pm
“Enjoy Beers & Brats, featuring Happy Hour specials every Sunday in the Moran Lounge. Chalkboard food specials, drink specials and trivia with Peter Vinson at 6:00pm.”

Deer Harbor Inn Easter Egg Hunt
April 5th at 1:00pm
Join us for a fun filled egg hunt on the property for kids up to 12 years old! Arrive early, the hunt begins at 1:00pm sharp.

Community Swim at Orcas Athletic Club
April 5th from 2:30-4:30pm
$5 per family, last community swim of the season!

Adult Flag Football
Sundays at 2:00pm at Buck Park
Ages 18+, no cost.

Adult Indoor Volleyball
Wednesdays/Sundays from 7:00-9:15pm at the OHS Gym
Ages 16 and up, admission is $2 per night OR $35 for a 20 pass punch card and everyone is welcome!

Doe Bay Local Tickets Available
Sundays at Doe Bay Cafe
“Doe Bay Fest 2015 is slated for Aug. 6-10 and per usual the tickets, $95 each for locals, are limited and highly sought after. As always, we have some tickets saved aside specifically for Orcas Locals so that our Island community can join us for one of the highlights of the year! Tickets are available to purchase by residents who join us in the Cafe for dinner on Sunday nights. Please ask your server about getting on the list. Please buy your tickets soon, while supplies last, and carpool or rideshare to get to Doe Bay Fest, since parking is limited.” Want to volunteer? Inquiries should be emailed to doebayfestvolunteers@gmail.com. Please call 360-376-2291 for more information.