Orcas Today: March 27th-29th

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
March 27th 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
March 27th 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
March 27th 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
March 27th 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
March 27th 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
March 27th 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
March 27th at 7:30pm
Join us for dinner at Doe Bay Cafe, featuring live music by Brenda Xu at 7:30pm. No cover, reservations are recommended.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: “McFarland USA”
March 27th & 28th at 7:30pm
Starring Kevin Costner, Rated PG.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
March 27th & 28th 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
March 27th & 28th 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.

Over-Wintering Bird Class at the Orcas Library
Thursdays OR Saturdays February 19th-March 28th from 10:00am-1:00pm
Join us in learning to identify birds of prey, waterfowl and aquatic birds, finches, woodpeckers and sparrows! This is a six-week class, choose either the session offered on Thursdays, or on Saturdays and enroll for $80. Price includes all six sessions and a local field trip, for more information or to register email Kim at kim@kimmiddleton.com.

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
March 28th at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

Cardboard Camp for Grown-ups
March 28th & 29th from 10:00am-3:00pm at Orcas Art Studios, Airport Center
Brook Meinhardt hosts this fun workshop exploring with corrugated cardboard at our playground. Cardboard, xacto knives, glue guns, color pencils and oil pastels will be our primary tools. Orcas Art Studios are located at 1286 Mt. Baker Rd, Suite A4. For more information or to register visit www.orcasartstudios.com or email us at info@orcasartstudios.com.

15th Annual Funhouse Science Fair
March 28th at 12:00pm at the Funhouse Commons
Join us for this free family event that is open to the public and features gizmos and gadgets, marvels and wonders of the science world! Featuring entomologist Don Ehlen and his amazing Insect Safari. K-12 students from Orcas, and neighboring islands, are excited to present their projects! Wandering Wizards will judge the awards, with The Funhouse awarding $2,000 in scholarships to the top three high school or middle school student entries. In addition, this year we will be giving away ipads to three of our winners as well. Everyone who enters receives a certificate and a science-related prize.

Little Ninjas Karate
March 28th at 12:00pm at Eastsound MMA
Ages 4-8, $50 per month. More information at www.eastsoundmma.com

Who’s The Chef in the Kitchen Series
March 28th at 3:00pm at Red Rabbit Farm
Featuring Steve DeBaste of New Leaf Cafe, come watch Orcas chefs demonstrate their skills! Sign up now! Proceeds benefit the Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at Office Cupboard and the Chamber Office.

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

Dinner & Dinosaurs Hosted by the Historical Society
March 28th at 4:30pm at the Historical Museum
Featuring a presentation on “Dragons or Dinosaurs? Myth or Reality? A fun filled night of food, friends and Dinosaurs; bring your children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews, to learn about Dinosaurs and their eggs.” Included is a lasagna dinner with a short presentation by Gerald Grellet-Tinner PhD. All ages are welcome, tickets can be purchased from the Orcas Island Historical Museum. For questions or to purchase tickets feel free to call the office at 306-376-4849 or email Maggie at info@orcasmuseum.org.

Live Music at Rosario
March 28th from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

Inaugural Mashup Art/Dance Party
March 28th at 7:00pm at Orcas Center
“Come and get your arty groove on in Orcas Center’s OffCenter Black Box and dance the night away with your friends and community!” This event is free and ages 21+, no cover and there will be a cash only bar.

Live Music at Random Howse
March 28th from 7:00-9:00pm
Featuring the musical stylings of The Bitter Ends, dinner service will begin at 5:30pm. Reservations are recommended.

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!

Beers & Brats at Rosario
March 29th 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.”

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

Town Hall Meeting with Rick Larsen
Marcy 29th from 2:30-3:30pm at the Eastsound Fire Hall
“Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, will hold a series of town halls with constituents to share information about his work in Congress and answer questions. Residents of the Second Congressional District and press are invited to attend.”

Orcas CrossRoads Lecture Series
March 29th at 4:00pm at Orcas Center
Featuring journalist Paul Roberts on “The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification.” Tickets are $10, available for purchase at Darvill’s Bookstore, online at www.orcascrossroads.org, or at the door. Some complimentary tickets are available in advance at the Senior Center.

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.