Orcas Today: December 7th-9th

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.

Rosario Holiday Open House
December 7th & 8th from 12:00-8:00pm
Come enjoy complimentary hot apple cider and cookies while you enjoy the Festival of Trees!

Tree Lighting
December 7th from 3:45-5:00pm at the Village Green
Join us as we light the tree for the holidays! Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance and all events will be accompanied by the Orcas Community Band. Treats and hot apple cider are served at 3:45pm, followed by music and Santa at 4:15pm with the tree being lit at 5:00pm.

Windermere Holiday Party
December 7th from 4:30-7:00pm at 217 Main Street
To show our appreciation for the continued of support of our community throughout the year, we would like to invite you to join us for a festive Jingle & Mingle at our new office location!

Public Meeting: Rotary Club
December 7th from 4:30-5:30pm at the Eastsound Fire Station
Meets regularly on Fridays.

December & January Art Exhibit Opening Reception
December 7th from 5:30-7:00pm at Orcas Center
The Visual Arts Committee (VAC) is responsible for creating a gallery-like atmosphere in the lobby and the Madrona Room, providing beautiful and interesting art every month. For two months the members of the VAC take the opportunity to exhibit their own art!

Mark Ryan Wine Dinner
December 7th at Rosario Mansion Restaurant
Our Wine Dinner Series continues with a festive holiday dinner featuring wines from Northwest Legend Mark McNeilly. Cost is $130 per person (plus tax & gratuity.) Please call 360-376-2222 ext. 400 to make a reservation.

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

Holiday Square Dance
December 7th from 7:00-9:00pm at Oddfellows Hall
Two Hands Furniture presents Kelsey Nelsen and The Shadies for a holiday square dance! No experience
necessary–Kelsey will walk the crowd through each dance before the band winds up. Snacks will be provided on a by-donation basis to benefit the Farm Fund and the Orcas Food Co-op Generator Project. Doors open at 6:30pm, dancing from 7:00pm–9:00pm. Tickets are $10 at the door, cash only, all ages!

On Screen at Seaview Theater: The Grinch
December 7th & 8th at 7:30pm
Rated PG.

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.

The Exchange Anniversary Celebration
December 8th from 10:00am-4:00pm
Join us as we celebrate our anniversary with special discounts on clothing and complimentary apple cider. There will also be a one-day only silent auction that will include unusual items such as original pottery, an early 1950’s Lionel train set, and more!

Orcas Island Farmers Market
December 8th 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!

6th Annual Children’s Christmas Market
December 8th from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Orcas Library
This is the spot to snag handmade, local and affordable gifts for the holiday season! There are greeting cards, hand carved toys, felted and knitted wares, beach glass art, salvaged art, baked goods and surprises every year!

Stille Nacht Christmas Tour
December 8th at 2:00pm at the Orcas Community Church
Join us for an evening of European and Celtic infused Christmas music featuring an international ensemble. Suggested donation is $20.

On Stage at Orcas Center: The Orcas Choral Society
December 8th at 7:30pm & 9th at 2:00pm
Come rejoice in the season with the Orcas Choral Society, featuring more than 60 island voices!

A-OK Clay Cafe
December 9th from 2:00-5:00pm in the Orcas High School Art Room
Choose from a wide variety of bisque ware–plates, bowls, mugs, vases, teapots, piggy banks, picture frames, and more! Purchase your favorites, and let your imagination run wild as you paint them with the colorful glazes provided. A-OK (Art for Orcas Kids) will fire your pieces and have them ready for pick-up in time for Holiday gifts.

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.

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.

Wine Dinner at Catkin Cafe
December 9th at 5:30pm
Featuring 3 delicious courses! Cost is $75 per person, please call for reservations at 360-376-3242 or email at catkincafe@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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