Hey, its: Friday, May 24

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Orcas Today: May 24th-26th

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

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

Album Release Party at Orcas Island Winery
May 24th at 6:30pm
Join Feral Mary & the Mother Electrix for a Rockin’ Good Time! Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy food by The Kitchen. On-site parking $10, cover by donation.  Join longtime island chefs Jasmine and Charles from The Kitchen at Orcas Island Winery! The Winery will remain open a bit longer Friday, May 24 from 4 -7pm while The Kitchen shares some their most loved dishes.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: Wicked Little Letters
May 24th & 25th 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.

Do Good Pop-Up Sandwich Shop
May 25th & 26th from 11:00am-6:00pm
This weekend we are supporting the Orcas Graduating Class! Enjoy a hearty selection of affordable sandwiches, including Italian grinders, turkey-bacon-avocado, apple brie, and more. Your appetite will thank you, and so will the grads—every bite helps cover grad night expenses, ensuring a safe, fun-filled celebration.

Pawki’s Pet Parade
May 25th at 11:00am in Eastsound
Join your lovely pet families and learn more about the annual Mayoral Race at this year’s pet parade sponsored by Pawki’s. Pre-register at Pawki’s or register at the event beginning at 9:30am.

Beach Clean-Up
May 25th from 11:00am-1:00pm at Eastsound Waterfront Park
Join fellow islanders in this year’s beach clean-up and learn about the effects of micro-plastics on the local environment.

Funhouse Mentorship Program Art Show
May 25th at 4:00pm
After four months of collaboration, 12 young artists and their mentors are excited to showcase their work for the community this Saturday. Digital media, fashion, felt, you name it! Come show your support for these artists and this new program brought to you by The Funhouse & The San Juan Arts Council.

Live Music at The Barnacle
May 25th at 6:00pm
Featuring The Hot Tomatoes.

Headshot Event with Satya Curcio
May 26th
Satya Curcio Photography is offering an amazing opportunity with two discounted headshot sessions–one in studio and the
other outside at points around Eastsound. For more info, email: satya@satyaphotography.com

American Legion Pancake Breakfast
May 26th from 8:00am-12:00pm
The World Famous American Legion Pancake Breakfast is back this weekend with delicious pancakes, your choice of bacon or sausage, two eggs, with coffee, tea or orange juice.

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 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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