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What's Going On Today?

Orcas Today: February 23rd-25th

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

Drop-In Writers Workshop
February 16th from 6:00-9:00pm at the Orcas Library
A call to all island writers. Are you working on a novel, short story, poem, or song? Have you been wanting to write that idea that’s been kicking around in your head, but have yet to pick up pen and paper? The Orcas Island Public Library will provide the space, all you need is to bring your creativity.

Live Music at The Barnacle
February 23rd at 6:00pm
Featuring John Voelz.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: Poor Things
February 23rd & 24th at 7:30pm
Rated R.

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

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

Live Music at Gertie’s
February 24th at 11:00am
Featuring John Voelz.

All Island Dance
February 24th from 7:00-9:00pm at Oddfellows Hall
A live caller and band will guide you through fun, and sometimes beautifully complex footwork in this all-ages community dance.  $10 suggested donation per person.

American Legion Pancake Breakfast
February 25th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Join your friends and neighbors for the World Famous monthly pancake breakfast at the Legion. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage plus coffee! Adult plates are $10 each.

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

Indoor Futsal
Sundays at 3:00pm in the OHS Gym
Ages 16+, $2 drop in fee.

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

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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