Hey, its: Friday, April 12

What's Going On Today?

Orcas Today: April 12th-14th

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

Orcas Library Storytime
April 12th from 11:00am-11:30pm

On Screen at Seaview Theater: Dune – Part Two
April 12th & 13th at 7:30pm
Rated PG-13.

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

Baby Saturdays at Lum Farm
April 13th from 12:00-5:00pm
Lum Farm invites you to celebrate Spring with their newest crop of farm babies with a free baby-viewing and petting zoo event (donations gratefully accepted).  The farm stand is also open during this time.

Celebrating Orcas Trees & Their History
April 13th from 12:00-2:00pm at the Orcas Historical Museum
Join Kwiaht botanist Madrona Murphy outside at the Orcas Island Historical Museum to exchange fruit tree cuttings and learn how to graft fruit trees.  All supplies will be freely available (thanks to a WSDA grant), and bringing scions from your own trees to graft or exchange is encouraged. For more info, contact madrona@kwiaht.org

Orcas Viking Sports
April 13th at 1:00pm at the OHS Fields
Girls Varsity Softball vs. Darrington
Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Darrington

Earth Day Parade Workshops
April 13th from 1:00-4:00pm at The Funhouse
The Procession of the Species parade on Earth Day is hosting two free decoration and costume workshops at the Funhouse.  Basic materials kit is free to create an easy headdress or creature to carry on a pole.  Options for more complex materials and ready-made costumes and components by donation. Salmon, eagles, orca, heron, ravens, flowers, butterflies? Your design plans are also welcome! There will be makers on hand to help with materials and construction.  Sign up and get more parade information here!

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

Mount Constitution Loop – Difficult

6.7 miles. 1,490 feet elevation gain and loss For a great exploratory trek across Mount Constitution’s steep eastern face try the Mount Constitution Loop trail. Park at Mountain Lake to commence a steep climb towards the crest of the mountain where the trail will join with the Little Summit to Mount Constitution Trail. Follow the route through wooded hills, with marvelous views of Lummi Island and the Salish Sea, towards the summit and stone tower lookout. Once at the summit, the trail crosses the parking lot and continues down to Twin Lakes, then running south for a shaded woodland hike through the park’s largely undisturbed wooded interior back to Mountain Lake. Ambitious hikers can continue on the Mountain Lake Loop Trail, or cut straight back to the camping area. Make sure to come well prepared for this long, invigorating hike through some of Moran State Park’s most variable and primal terrain.

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A Bite Of Orcas

Mijitas – By Simon

On a cold and rainy night, there are few places better to be on Orcas Island than in the dining room at Mijitas. You would be among good company as it is the go-to for many (if not most) locals. This is likely due to its prime positioning at the intersection of price, quality, service, and atmosphere. The experience of Mijits begins before you even open the door. Pass through their courtyard, and into the dining room. It is one of the most thematic restaurants on Orcas, thematic restaurants being a particular peeve of mine, due to their general reliance on cultural tropes and culinary cliches. Mijitas, however, embraces its south of the border heritage tastefully and embellishes its outdoor seating area and indoor dining room with flares of Mexicana that subtly remind one where they are. Mijitas offers a well-developed…

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