Orcas Today: December 14th-16th

Rosario Resort Festival of the Trees
December 1st-30th
Christmas trees return to light up the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort and Spa during the month of December, decorated by ten local non-profit organizations. Sponsored by the resort, the Festival of Trees is designed to be a fundraiser during this holiday season for participating organizations.
Tickets may be purchased at the Front Desk before touring the tree display

Girls SWISH Basketball
Monday-Friday through December 15th at Various Times
4th-8th grades, cost is $100. Visit www.orcasparkandrec.org for more information.

Ladies Tennis
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Buck Park Courts
This event is free and open to ladies ages 18 and up.

Santa Visits Washington Federal
December 14th from 3:00-5:00pm
Come get your picture taken with Santa! There will also be cookies and a craft table to make a frame for your photo with Santa!

Public Meeting: Rotary Club
December 14th from 4:30-5:30pm at the Eastsound Fire Station
Meets regularly on Fridays..

Live Music at Rosario
Fridays from 6:00-9:00pm at the Moran Lounge
Featuring Gene Neary.

Deer Harbor Christmas Potluck
December 14th at 6:30pm at the Deer Harbor Community Club
Everyone is welcome! Patty Johnson is returning this year to accompany our Christmas carol sing-along. Please bring a dish to share, your place setting, and a beverage.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald
December 14th & 15th at 7:30pm
Rated PG-13.

Karaoke at the Lower Tavern
Fridays at 9:30pm
Come sing your heart out!

Open Intermediate Tennis
Wednesdays/Saturdays at the Buck Park Tennis Courts
Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00pm, Saturdays from 8:30-11:00am. This is a free event. For more information visit www.oiprd.org.

Orcas Island Farmers Market
December 15th from 11:00am-2:00pm at Oddfellows Hall
The Farmers Market has moved indoors for the season–featuring handmade goods from local artists and delicious food!

Kids Holiday Craft Day
December 15th from 1:00-4:00pm at Mt. Baker Farm
Come spend the afternoon at Mount Baker Farm and make holiday gifts, ornaments, holiday cards and more! We will have a break to visit our donkeys, goats and chickens, and a train ride if weather cooperates. Each child will leave with a bag of ornaments, cards and gifts. Ages 6-12, cost is $25. Pre-payment and reservations are required. Call (360) 376-2425 or email cjonorcas@gmail.com to register.

On Screen at Orcas Center: Bolshoi Ballet
December 15th at 2:00pm
Featuring The Nutcracker. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and $2 off for Orcas Center members. $5 subsidized tickets are also available at the Box Office

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
Saturdays at 4:00pm at the Rosario Mansion
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock.

Orcas Community Church Christmas Program
December 16th at 10:00am
The play focuses on the purpose and hope of the birth of the King of kings, as expressed in Scripture.

International Lions Santa Ship
December 16th at 12:00pm at the Orcas Ferry Dock
Join us for music, pirates and clowns, refreshments and gifts from Santa!

Drop-In Sports: Indoor Futsal
Sundays from 2:00-4:00pm in the Old Gym
$2 drop-in fee, ages 16+. For more information visit www.orcasparkandrec.org.

On Stage at Orcas Center: Orcas Island Community Band
December 16th at 3:00-5:00pm
Join us for a holiday concert full of local musicians! Tickets by donation, everyone is welcome!

Drop-In Sports: Ultimate Frisbee
Sundays at 5:30pm at Buck Park
Ages 16+, free to the public. For more information visit www.orcasparkandrec.org.

Drop-In Sports: Adult Outdoor Soccer
Sundays from 6:00-8:00pm at Buck Park
Free to the public, ages 16+. For more information visit www.orcasparkandrec.org.

Christmas Floating Ukulele Jam
December 16th at 6:45pm at the Orcas Terminal
Bring your uke, your friends, and some songs to share and join us on the interisland ferry departing Friday Harbor at 5:45pm, Orcas at 6:45pm and Shaw at 7:00pm. If you’d like, feel free to show some holiday spirit and come in your pajamas!

Festival of Lessons & Carols
December 16th at 7:00pm at the Episcopal Church
The choir will sing, along with singers from the Orcas Choral Society, and instrumentalists. The music is alternated with scripture readings of the Christmas story. A reception of cider and cookies will follow in the Parish Hall.

Drop-In Sports: Adult Indoor Volleyball
Wednesdays/Sundays from 7:30-9:30pm at the OHS Gym
Ages 16+, $2 drop-in fee. For more information visit www.orcasparkandrec.org.