Hey, its: Friday, February 23

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

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

Orcas Hotel Cafe – By Simon

Overview At Western Washington University, in Bellingham Washington, there is a section of sidewalk outside the Student Union building that the community calls ‘Vendor’s Row’. Local food vendors from around Bellingham –generally four per day and often the same folks –come and sell their food to hungry staff and students. The stand furthest on the left is an Indian vendor. They make an excellent Tikka Masala. Buttery, full of flavor, perfectly paired with seasonal veggies, and all of that for just $5. I remember their food fondly. I find that many times in life the advice “don’t judge a book by its cover” is just bad advice. From an exterior one can often see strong indications of what lay within, for good or bad. A fresh, shiny, and new appearance can convey strong feelings of modern elegance and class. Of being on the cutting edge. While a historic building, refit to be usable, can instill a sense of heritage, history, and charm. Using a historic building as the location for a restaurant is a decision that should be weighed heavily, and the proprietor should be willing to bend to the will of the beams, boards, and windowpanes amongst which they seek to find a home. Fashion experts may…

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