Orcas Today: Wednesday, August 19th

Annual Orcas Chamber Summer Music Festival
August 6th-22nd
Seminars, concerts and musical discussions galore! Visit www.oicmf.org for a list of all the exciting events this month!

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.

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.

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.

Zumba by Orcas Dance Fitness
Wednesdays at 9:30am at Oddfellows Hall
Join instructor Alyson Stephens in a workout that feels like a celebration! For more information call 360-376-5868 or email zumbaorcas@yahoo.com.

Chair Yoga at Orcas Senior Center
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am
“This gentle way of practicing yoga eases tensions acquired from challenges of everyday life stresses or chronic disease. One’s limitations are considered and adapted, and yet there is a feeling of strength, stretch, wakefulness, and calm after the end of the classes.” This is a free community class taught by Sara Dailey-Smith, please call 360-376-3289 for more information.

Brown Bag Concert
August 19th at 12:00pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Featuring the BODaLO Trio. This event is free to the public, but donations will be used to fund the Virgil Cleveland Memorial Scholarship to send an Orcas music student to Drayton Harbor music camp.

Sea Serpent Challenge
August 17th-20th from 1:00-4:30pm at the Park & Rec Office/Cascade Lake
“Your challenge is to build a floating craft to chase down the pirate king who has stashed chests of gold along the lakeside. You will use your craft to track down new clues and amass wealth as the week goes on. Life jackets required. Must have basic swimming skills. Contests take place at Cascade Lake.” This event is open to kids ages 7-10, cost is $60. For more information or to register visit www.oiprd.org.

Open Intermediate Tennis
Wednesdays/Sundays 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.

PeeWee Playgroup
Wednesdays through August 26th from 3:00-4:00pm at Buck Park
Prepare for bubbles, parachutes, playground fun and many more fun summer activities! This event is free.

Orcas Island Forest School Q & A
August 19th from 4:00-6:00pm at the Co-op
Join us and bring your questions about the new Orcas Island Forest School, also meet others who are involved!

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
August 19th at 4:00pm
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock!

Longevity Yoga at Orcas Athletics
August 19th at 4:15pm
This class is basic and gentle and open to all skill levels. Classes are free for gym members, non-member pricing is $10 per class, $25 for 3 classes or $80 for 10 classes. For more information call 360-376-6361.

Evening Farmers Market
August 19th from 5:00-8:00pm
Join us for local goods, music, Island Hoppin’ beer and food at the Village Green!

OICMF: Into the Woods
August 18th & 19th
Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 5:30pm. Featuring a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm on Tuesday. Tickets are $39 for adults, $10 for students and can be purchased at www.oicmf.org.

Gathering of Light
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at 128 Scenic Lane (Near Bartwood Lodge)
“Join us for a weekly gathering of exploring knowledge and techniques for deep awakening. We will learn ancient, and potent meditation techniques, and supporting knowledge that can allow you to experience what you are truly capable of.” For more information email kaivallha@yahoo.com or call 360-317-5332

Adult Outdoor Volleyball
Wednesdays/Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm at Buck Park Field 1
Everyone is welcome, this is a free event.

Open Mic at Random Howse
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Come listen to some local talent, or show us yours! Small bites and full bar are available.