Hey, its: Friday, May 24

What's Going On Today?

Orcas Today: May 24th-26th

Ladies Intermediate Tennis
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00-11:00am at Buck Park
Free, drop-in, ages 16 and older.

Orcas Library Storytime
May 24th from 11:00am-11:30pm

Album Release Party at Orcas Island Winery
May 24th at 6:30pm
Join Feral Mary & the Mother Electrix for a Rockin’ Good Time! Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy food by The Kitchen. On-site parking $10, cover by donation.  Join longtime island chefs Jasmine and Charles from The Kitchen at Orcas Island Winery! The Winery will remain open a bit longer Friday, May 24 from 4 -7pm while The Kitchen shares some their most loved dishes.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: Wicked Little Letters
May 24th & 25th at 7:30pm
Rated R.

Adult Intermediate Tennis
Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm at Buck Park
Free, ages 18 and older.

Orcas Island Farmers Market
Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm at The Village Green
Featuring live music every Saturday.  Come explore lots of local produce, plant starts, artisan crafts, flowers, delicious food, and many more goodies every Saturday through September.

Do Good Pop-Up Sandwich Shop
May 25th & 26th from 11:00am-6:00pm
This weekend we are supporting the Orcas Graduating Class! Enjoy a hearty selection of affordable sandwiches, including Italian grinders, turkey-bacon-avocado, apple brie, and more. Your appetite will thank you, and so will the grads—every bite helps cover grad night expenses, ensuring a safe, fun-filled celebration.

Pawki’s Pet Parade
May 25th at 11:00am in Eastsound
Join your lovely pet families and learn more about the annual Mayoral Race at this year’s pet parade sponsored by Pawki’s. Pre-register at Pawki’s or register at the event beginning at 9:30am.

Beach Clean-Up
May 25th from 11:00am-1:00pm at Eastsound Waterfront Park
Join fellow islanders in this year’s beach clean-up and learn about the effects of micro-plastics on the local environment.

Funhouse Mentorship Program Art Show
May 25th at 4:00pm
After four months of collaboration, 12 young artists and their mentors are excited to showcase their work for the community this Saturday. Digital media, fashion, felt, you name it! Come show your support for these artists and this new program brought to you by The Funhouse & The San Juan Arts Council.

Live Music at The Barnacle
May 25th at 6:00pm
Featuring The Hot Tomatoes.

Headshot Event with Satya Curcio
May 26th
Satya Curcio Photography is offering an amazing opportunity with two discounted headshot sessions–one in studio and the
other outside at points around Eastsound. For more info, email: satya@satyaphotography.com

American Legion Pancake Breakfast
May 26th from 8:00am-12:00pm
The World Famous American Legion Pancake Breakfast is back this weekend with delicious pancakes, your choice of bacon or sausage, two eggs, with coffee, tea or orange juice.

Indoor Pickleball
Sundays from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Old Gym
$2 drop in enrollment.

Indoor Volleyball
Wednesday/Sunday from 7:30-9:30pm in the Old Gym
Ages 16+, $2 drop in fee.

Get out and Hike

Cold Springs Trail – Difficult

4.3 miles. 2058 feet elevation gain. Cold Springs Trail connects the Cascade Lake Day Use Area with Mount Constitution Rd. and is the trail most often used for training by prospective mountaineers. The trail climbs up the west side of the mountain with numerous switchbacks, creeks, and vistas looking out towards East Sound. Start at the trailhead on top of the mountain beside a picnic shelter and head down for an easier route, or commence your hike from the Day Use Area for a rigorous journey that locals use to prep for hiking in the Cascade Mountain Range. This hike can take a few hours going up or down, and several flat promontories are great for snack breaks and picnics. Hikers can travel from the trailhead across Mt. Constitution Rd. to the Little Summit/Mount Constitution trail for further mountaintop adventures. Biking is permitted during the offseason.

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A Bite Of Orcas

Matthew’s Smokehouse & Deli – By Howie

‘Tis a tale as old as time (or at least two hundred and fifty years, give or take): Man put meat, butter, and oil together, cooked it, and the best food in the world was made! Okay, maybe a bit of an exaggeration; what you need to know is this: I love southern cuisine. Yes, I do realize most of it is likely not the healthiest option out there (heck, even the greens are usually slathered in butter and salt), but southern food is still one of the most beloved edible styles out there. Which is quite a bit of preamble to get to my point: Matthew’s Smokehouse & Deli nailed it down easily and left me excited for the opportunity to grace its halls with my gluttonous presence another time. Also, I must be forthcoming with you, dear readers, that though our first foray into the culinary world of Orcas Island was quite the side of the finer things in life, Matthew’s Smokehouse elects for a more stripped-down feel. Seating is open, food is ordered at a counter (as are drinks), and the only service you receive from the staff besides ordering and payment is being given your meal. Patrons collect their own silverware, fill their own water glasses, and retrieve…

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