Hey, its: Wednesday, February 8

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Orcas Today: Wednesday, February 8th

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

After School Art with Ms. Brook
Wednesday through February 8th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Madrona Room
Grades 1-5, cost is $150.  Visit www.orcasparkandrec.org for more information.

Fleece to Yarn with Katie O’Rourke
Wednesdays through February 1st from 3:30-5:00pm at Camp Orkila
All ages, cost is $30.  Visit www.orcasparkandrec.org for more information.

Kids Cooking with Rosedanie Cadet
Wednesday/Thursday through March 9th from 3:30-5:00pm at the Culinary Arts Room
Ages 10-18, cost is $120.  Visit www.orcasparkandrec.org for more information.

Get out and Hike

Mount Pickett Trail – Easy to Difficult

7 miles. 900 feet elevation gain and loss The Mount Pickett Service Road and Trail runs through Moran State Park’s Natural Area Preserve which is one of the oldest undeveloped areas in the San Juan Islands. The parking at the Cascade Falls trailhead is the quickest route to the Service Road that leads towards Mount Pickett. An alternative starting point is the picnic shelter and parking at Mountain Lake; follow the trail to the southern end of the lake and continue east-southeast to the Mount Pickett trail. In addition to the undisturbed natural beauty of the area, Mount Pickett is also one of the most remote hiking locations on Orcas Island. Featuring a Natural Area Preserve; the densely wooded trail takes hikers away from roadways and campsites into the rustic woodland beauty that the Pacific Northwest is known for. Pack and prep for a challenge; Orcas Islanders use this trail as a test for their hiking and climbing endurance.

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A Bite Of Orcas

New Leaf Cafe – By Howie

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Period, full stop, buck stops there, you get the idea. Though I don’t garner the opportunity to savor a good breakfast often, it warms my heart, body, and soul when I gain said opportunity. Our previous restaurant on the list had to be pushed back due to unforeseen circumstances, but it made for a wonderful brunch in the end. My esteemed colleague and I set sail for a early-afternoon adventure of the taste buds, and if you couldn’t tell by my praise, it was a fine voyage indeed! New Leaf Café is a restaurant located in one of the three buildings belonging to Outlook Inn, one of the premier places to stay for a visit on the island. They have gone through several Iterations and have since settled to doing Brunch and Dinner. However, due to the times we live in, Brunch is the only meal they could serve this season, but we, as food connoisseurs, were not deterred from this fact, boldly striding into the calming atmosphere of New Leaf Café with our heads high, and our appetites… uh… also high? We were hungry, okay? While my esteemed colleague opted for one of his favorites…

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