Orcas Today: Wednesday, March 4th

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!

Wilderness First Responder Course
March 2nd-11th at Camp Orkila
Featuring instructors from San Juan EMS, SOLO affiliate school since 2006. Course fee is $600, to be paid directly to San Juan EMS. $500 for accommodations and all meals at Orkila, lodging includes night of March 1st, meals from breakfast on March 2nd to lunch on the 11th. $110 for lunches only, if not staying at Orkila at all. To reserve your spot in the class, send a $100 deposit check ASAP made out to “San Juan EMS” to:
YMCA Camp Orkila
Haley Winchell
PO BOX 1149
Eastsound, WA 98245
For more information, call Haley at 360-376-2678 ext 103

Yoga with Patsy Stephens
Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-10:00am at the Orcas Center Madrona Room
Patsy Stephens is certified in Iyengar Yoga, please call in advance before attending your first class at 360-376-2599.

PeeWee Gym Games
Mondays/Wednesdays February 23rd-April 15th at the K-8 Gym
Girls 3:30–4:30pm, Boys 4:45–5:45pm ages 6-9. Enrollment is $25.

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.

Free EDC Workship: Everything About Your L&I Account
March 4th from 9:00-11:00am at the Orcas Library
The San Juan County Economic Development Country and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries have arranged this workshop via video cast presentation. Participants will learn how to register for an L&I account, how to differentiate between employees and independent contractors, cost control strategies, definitions of risk classifications and experience ratings, and how to report. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation with printed materials. Refreshments will be provided. Advance registration is required, please call 360-378-2906 or email info@sanjuansedc.org to register.

Drawing Classes at Olga Community Center
March 3rd-6th at 9:30am-3:00pm
Featuring artist Caroline Buchanan. Workshop cost is $200, supplies can be found at the Office Cupboard in Eastsound. For more information, visit www.buchananwatercolors.com/ and click on classes.

Orcas Island Aerial Silks Class
March 4th from 3:30-7:30pm at the Orcas Center
Ages 5 to adult, classes are arranged by age and run approximately one hour. Please contact Maria for details or to sign up at 360-376-6601 or maria_anna7@yahoo.com

Homework Club at the Funhouse
Monday-Thursday from 4:30-5:00pm
Come get help with those tough assignments and get in the running to win cool prizes, 1st-6th grade welcome.

Yurt Art at the Funhouse
Wednesdays January 7th-April 15th from 3:00-4:30pm
$5 drop-in fee, free for Funhouse Kids. For more information visit www.funhousecommons.org or call 360-376-7177

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.

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

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!

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
March 4th at 4:00pm
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock!