Orcas Today: Thursday, April 30th

Second Annual Orcas Island BirdFest
April 30th-May 3rd
Join us for a celebration of birds with a variety of informational lectures, symposiums and bird viewing walks at various venues around the island. Included in the long list of events is the annual BirdFest dinner at Ship Bay, featuring a silent auction and guest speaker John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science, University of Washington. Also, don’t miss the BirdFest Parade on Saturday! Visit http://www.orcasislandbirdfest.com/schedule-of-events.html to see the complete schedule of events or to register so you don’t miss anything! Registration is $20.

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!

Epic Abs with Marcelo
Tuesdays/Thursdays at 8:30am at Orcas Athletics
Join us for this energetic class targeting your abdominal muscles, increasing intensity throughout the 30 minute session. Classes are free for gym members, non-member pricing is $7 single class, $15 for three classes or $45 for 10 classes. For more information call 360-376-6361.

Power Flow Yoga at Orcas Athletics
Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9:00am
This is a Vinyasa based Hatha Yoga class incorporating over 100 yoga poses. 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.

Zumba by Orcas Dance Fitness
Thursdays at 9:00am at Orcas Athletics
Join instructor Alyson Stephens in a workout that feels like a celebration! For more information call 360-376-5868 or email zumbaorcas@yahoo.com.

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
April 30th at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

Singers Wanted for Across the Universe Production
Rehearsals are Thursdays beginning January 29th at the Orcas Center Madrona Room
Youth Troupe 3:30-4:30pm, Adult Singers 5:00-7:00pm
Grace McCune’s children and adult Rock on the Rock choirs return to Orcas Center! These choirs will participate in a musical theater benefit concert for Orcas Center on May 8-9 and 15-16, performing music from the 2007 movie musical, Across the Universe. The Youth Troupe is for ages 6-13, the entire program will last 14 weeks and cost $120 to enroll. Please come to the first rehearsal to register, there are no auditions.

Rookie Fundamentals
Tuesdays/Thursdays March 17th-June 4th from 3:30-4:30pm at the Upper Field
Polish those baseball skills! Ages 7-10, cost is $35. For more information or to register, call 360-376-7275.

Majors Baseball
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays March 17th-June 6th from 3:30-5:30pm at the Upper Field
All players please bring water, glove and cleats to practice, personal helmets preferred but team helmets are available. Games will be held on Saturdays. Ages 10-14, cost is $75. For more information or to register, call 360-376-7275.

Majors Softball
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays March 17th-June 6th from 5:30-7:00pm at Buck Park
All players please bring water, glove and cleats to practice, personal helmets preferred but team helmets are available. Games will be held on Saturdays. Grades 6-8, cost is $75. For more information or to register, call 360-376-7275.

Running Club
Tuesdays/Thursdays February 24th-June 18th from 3:30-4:30pm
Runs begin and end at the Funhouse Commons, ages 7-17. Enrollment is $25. Please visit www.oiprd.org for more information.

Advanced Running Club
Mondays/Thursdays March 9th-June 18th from 3:30-5:00pm
Enrollment is $50, ages 12-18. For more information visit www.oiprd.org.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
April 30th at 4:00pm
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock!

Open Mic and Pizza Night at Doe Bay Cafe
April 30th Cafe is open 5:00pm-10:00pm, Open Mic Starts at 7:30pm.
Come enjoy local talent and great fresh pizza on Thursday nights!  A percentage of each slice of pizza benefits the Orcas Food Co-op. For more information please call 360-376-8059 or visit www.doebay.com/activities_calendar

Orcas Island Wrestling Club
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm at Camp Orkila
Co-ed wrestling club, drop-ins are welcome! Ages 5-18, $80 enrollment fee–scholarships are available! Please contact Jason Dean for more information at 360-388-8624 or 360-376-2816.

Chamber Music Festival Kick-Off
April 30th at 4:00pm at Orcas Center
It’s time again to purchase your tickets for the annual Chamber Music Festival! For years, loyal patrons have lined up on this kick-off day of ticket sales. The celebration will continue with a reception in the Madrona Room honoring festival volunteers. To view the complete concert schedule visit www.oicmf.org.

Conversations: A Film Series
April 30th at 6:30pm at Seaview Theater
“Orcas Open Arts presents a spring film series that hopefully will create enriching conversations and connections. The first film is called ‘Minor Differences’.” Kicking off the evening with live music and refreshments in the Seaview lounge, the film will follow at 7:30pm. Following the film is a Q&A with the filmmaker and one of the men featured in the film and a reception. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students are free. Available to be purchased at Darvill’s bookstore and BrownPaperTickets.com.

Drop-In Teen Futsal
Thursdays from 7:30-9:30pm at the Orcas Middle School Gym
Ages 16 and up, admission is $2 per night OR $35 for a 20 pass punch card and everyone is welcome!

Orcas Island Food Bank
April 30th from 5:30-6:30pm at 116 Madrona Street, next to the Community Church
For more information visit http://orcasislandfoodbank.org/

Smart Money Week at Orcas Public Library
April 21st-30th from 5:30-7:00pm
All classes are free to the public, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information call 360-376-4985 or visit www.orcaslibrary.org.
Thursday: Troubleshoot QuickBooks
“Do you have questions about how to get more out of your QuickBooks? Memorize transactions, set up recurring monthly expenses, use accounts payable and figure out cash flow. Bring your problems and your tips for this popular group session.”