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Orcas Today: July 19th-21st

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

Orcas Library Storytime
July 19th from 11:00am-11:30pm

OICMF Music on the Farm
Fridays through August 23rd from 1:30-2:00pm at Lum Farm
The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival (OICMF) is delighted to present a half-hour of music for toddlers and
preschoolers with Charly Taylor and Mandy Troxel. Youngsters and their grown-ups are invited to Lum Farm for a circle-time of singing and dancing.  This event is free.

Jamie Joseph Trunk Show
July 19th-21st at Olga’s
Olga’s will be hosting its annual Jamie Joseph Trunk Show! For more info or questions call: 360.376.5863

On Screen at Seaview Theater: The Bikeriders
July 19th & 20th 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.

Olga Daze
July 20th from 10:00am-2:00pm
The parade begins at 12:00pm and will feature bag pipes and a drum major, accompanied by marchers wearing kilts. Also rumored to be participating are members of the Orcas Ukulele Club, along with antique cars and trucks, and lots of enthusiastic Olga folks in crazy hats and costumes.  After the parade, join us for lunch with Harold & friends!

Orcas Center Fantasy Island Masquerade Gala
July 20th at 5:00pm
Join us for our annual fundraiser featuring entertainment by UP UP UP and custom cocktails by The Barnacle, and hour d’oeuvres by Amanda Zimlich of Otter’s Pond. Click here to purchase tickets!  The online auction is available through July 20th.

Cheese Fest at Orcas Island Winery
July 20th from 12:00pm until sellout
Join us as we welcome locally owned and operated importer of fine Dutch cheeses, Cheeseland!  They will be on site with free samples and cut-to-order cheese from 6+ different wheels of cheese. Live music all afternoon by local band, The Daves.

Free Summer Concert Series
July 21st at 5:00pm at the Village Green
Featuring UP UP UP Inc.

Get out and Hike

Cascade Lake Loop – Easy

2.7 miles. Slight elevation gain and loss With panoramic views of Cascade Lake and the surrounding hills, this trail is the perfect introduction to the beauty and grandeur of Moran State Park. Parking is available at the Day Use Area, by the South End Campground, or at the western boundary off Rosario Road. The loop is a family-friendly hike with wide, easily marked trails and numerous lookouts for photo shoots or for just taking a break. The trail runs by each Lake Campground and campers can enjoy daily walks to different sections of the lake. A classic style wood bridge crosses a quiet lagoon on the western side of the lake; a popular spot for swimming and fishing. Trails to Sunrise Rock and Cascade Creek join this trail at the South End Campground; pack a backpack lunch and explore the verdant interior of the San Juans’ largest park. The Cascade Lake Loop is open year-round to hikers only.

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A Bite Of Orcas

New Leaf Cafe – By Simon

On the 40th floor of Heron Tower in London, England, there’s a restaurant called Duck and Waffle. I find the symbolism of being so high up as to be above the competition apt in this situation. As one can imagine there is really only one thing that you can order when dining at Duck and Waffle, and regardless of the time of day it’s always on the menu, the Duck and Waffle. In reviewing the meals of my life I find few that can compare to the meal I had on my visit there. That experience redefined my understanding of sweet-and-savory and began my obsession with the perfect duck confit. Beyond the food, the company (a friend of my cousin who I had not met before and have not seen since), the views, and the moment in time when it took place has burned this experience in my mind and has since become one of the highest numbers on my critical-review-yardstick to which all future meals must be measured against. This however is not the meal I will be discussing in this review. The following review will mark the first non-dinner meal we have reviewed. Since this restaurant doesn’t serve dinner and instead has opted—for whatever reason—to serve…

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