Orcas Today: March 6th-8th

Tax Assistance for Low to Moderate Income Taxpayers
Tuesdays/Fridays By Appointment at the Senior Center
Offered by appointment only on Tuesdays and some Fridays between 9:00am and 4:00pm. This service is provided on a donation basis by Jim Biddick and John Carl and funds raised will be donated to the Senior Center. “This is a tax preparation service only, the tax payer assumes responsibility for all information presented to complete the return and for the accuracy of the return completed with the information provided.” To make an appointment call 360-376-2488, please leave a message with your name and number if you reach our answering machine.

Weekend Packs for Kids Program
Ongoing at the OISD Elementary School Office
The Weekend Packs for Kids program provides child-friendly bags of food for children who have little to eat over the weekend–over 50 grocery bags are needed each week. If you are interested in assembling a bag, each one contains food such as milk, fruit, tuna, cheese and crackers or microwavable soups. Regular full-sized grocery bags can be dropped off at the OISD Elementary School Office. Celebrating its 5th year, this program is made possible by dedicated volunteers, Island Market, Orcas Island Food Bank, OICF, Orcas PTSA, and the community!

Introduction to Pilates Workshop
Wednesdays/Fridays at 9:00am at Center Works Studio (The front of the Athletic Center Building)
Joins us for one of our gateway classes to the studio! Strengthen, tone, improve your balance and flexibility! The workshop is designed around beginning mat work with a discussion about the history of the craft. Over the course of the workshop we will move to more intermediate mat work and props, and well as introducing work on two pieces of apparatus-the tower and the reformer. After completing the workshop you are welcome to join any class offered by the studio! Enrollment for the 7 week program is $168.00 plus tax, for more information or to register call 360-376-3659.

Wilderness First Responder Course
March 2nd-11th at Camp Orkila
Featuring instructors from San Juan EMS, SOLO affiliate school since 2006. Course fee is $600, to be paid directly to San Juan EMS. $500 for accommodations and all meals at Orkila, lodging includes night of March 1st, meals from breakfast on March 2nd to lunch on the 11th. $110 for lunches only, if not staying at Orkila at all. To reserve your spot in the class, send a $100 deposit check ASAP made out to “San Juan EMS” to:
YMCA Camp Orkila
Haley Winchell
PO BOX 1149
Eastsound, WA 98245
For more information, call Haley at 360-376-2678 ext 103

Drawing Classes at Olga Community Center
March 3rd-6th at 9:30am-3:00pm
Featuring artist Caroline Buchanan. Workshop cost is $200, supplies can be found at the Office Cupboard in Eastsound. For more information, visit www.buchananwatercolors.com/ and click on classes.

Keys to Personal and Societal Healing
March 6th at 5:00pm at the Orcas Co-op Commons Room
“An evening of cutting-edge science, earth-based, feminine wisdom, inspiration and vision with Suzanne Arms, Award-winning speaker and author. This event is for anyone who desires to help shift humanity from our path of anxiety, depression, learning and behavioral problems, obesity, addiction, aggression, violence, self-abuse and unhappiness.” Cost is a sliding scale of $5-$15, for more information visit www.birthingthefuture.org.

Winterfest 2015: Taking Your Inner Atheist to Church
March 6th-8th at the Orcas Island Community Church
Featuring author Dr. Daniel Taylor, speaking on “Taking Your Inner Atheist to Church: Skepticism, Belief, and the Role of Story”. The weekend schedule is as follows:
Fri, March 6th at 6 pm: “Looking for God in the 21st Century: Faith as a Bear Hunt”
Sat, March 7th at 10 am: “Many Ways Up the Mountain: Why This Story and Not Another?”
Sat, March 7th at 7 pm: “The Theme of God’s Story: Shalom (All Things Doing What They Were Created to Do)”
Sun, March 8th at 9:30 am: “Spiritual Legacy: Why Your Story Matters (Passing on Wisdom and Blessing)”
All events are at Orcas Island Community Church. Suggested (but not required) donation is $80/weekend or $25/session. Please preregister at http://www.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.thekindlings.com/winterfest-2015 and www.wordtaylor.com.

Meet Your Community Foundation
March 6th from 4:30-6:00pm at the OICF Office
“The purpose of these gatherings is to bring folks from all interests together to learn more about what is happening within our Orcas community.” The OICF office is located on the second floor at 141 Prune Alley. Beverages and snacks will be provided, everyone is welcome!

Celebrate Recovery
March 6th at 6:00pm at Orcas Senior Center
Join us for this faith-based 12 step program, open to everyone. For more information email celebrate.recovery.orcas@gmail.com or call Paul at 360-376-3273.

Kids MMA/Karate
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 4:30-5:30pm at Eastsound MMA Studio
Ages 10-14, $150 per month. Find more information at www.eastsoundmma.com

Pokemon Club
March 6th from 3:30-5:00pm at The Funhouse Art Yurt
Ages 6-10, enrollment is $10 plus cost of personal supplies. Come learn to play and master the popular card game!

Magic Trading Card Game
March 6th from 5:00-9:00pm at the Funhouse Commons
7th-12th graders are welcome to join the regular game group every Friday!

Teen Night at the Funhouse
March 6th from 6:00-10:00pm
“Join us every Friday for a variety of activities, food, music, arts, mentors, and hanging out with inspiring people.” 7th-12th grade welcome.

Pub Night at the Orcas Hotel featuring Martin Lund and Gene Neary
March 6th at 6:00pm
Pub Night is officially back, featuring live music with Gene Nery and Martin Lund. No reservations required, seating is first come, first served.

Live Music at Doe Bay Cafe
March 6th at 7:30pm
Featuring The Banner Days, (Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney). No cover, reservations are recommended 360-376-8059.

Live Theater at the Grange
March 6th-8th at 7:30pm
The Actors Theater of Orcas Island presents: “Mama Won’t Fly.” There will be 7 performances of this rollicking, laugh-out-loud comedy suitable for all ages. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Darvill’s, at the door or online at www.orcasactors.com.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: “American Sniper”
March 6th & 7th at 7:30pm
Starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, rated R.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
March 6th & 7th at 4:00pm
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock! Also take a peek around the mansion and enjoy our annual Festival of the Trees!

Live Music at Deer Harbor Inn
March 6th & 7th from 5:00-9:00pm
On Friday it’s flamenco guitar with Farhad Hanjan and Saturday, Live Piano with Ron Meyers. Call 360-376-1040 for reservations or more information.

Over-Wintering Bird Class at the Orcas Library
Thursdays OR Saturdays February 19th-March 28th from 10:00am-1:00pm
Join us in learning to identify birds of prey, waterfowl and aquatic birds, finches, woodpeckers and sparrows! This is a six-week class, choose either the session offered on Thursdays, or on Saturdays and enroll for $80. Price includes all six sessions and a local field trip, for more information or to register email Kim at kim@kimmiddleton.com.

Parenting Workship at Orcas Senior Center
March 7th from 9:30am-3:00pm
“Beth Jenson, a successful marriage and family therapist highly recognized for her work within the special needs community, will present a two-part workshop to help parents learn more about their child’s quirky sensory-seeking or avoiding behaviors.” Programs, childcare and lunches are free, but reservations are appreciated. Reservations can be made at Children’s House, Kaleidoscope, Montessori or Salmonberry schools.

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
March 7th at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

Live Music at Rosario
March 7th from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

Little Ninjas Karate
March 7th at 12:00pm at Eastsound MMA
Ages 4-8, $50 per month. More information at www.eastsoundmma.com

Annual Kiwanis Paper Airplane Contest
March 7th from 1:00-3:00pm at the OHS Gym
Three competition ages groups:
8 yrs and younger
9-12 yrs
13 yrs and older
Rules state the airplane has to be built at home, by the person entering the airplane and using any paper materials that they wish. The most beautiful airplane will receive an award, judges’ decision is final. At 1:00pm, there will be a special “All Pilots” category run. It will take place in fond memory and in honor of Jack Conant, a retired pilot, Kiwanis member and a major paper airplane participant. Calling all pilots, active and retired, show your skills in building and flying your paper 737s or 747s. To see full schedule and rules, visit http://www.islandssounder.com/community/293900611.html.

Drop-in Soccer at Buck Park
Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 3:30pm, Saturdays from 9:00-10:15am. Ages 16 and up, no entry fee.

On Screen at Orcas Center: The Bolshoi Ballet
March 7th at 6:30pm
Streaming live from Moscow, “Romeo and Juliet.” Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for students, $2 off for Orcas Center members.

Live Music at Random Howse
March 7th from 7:00-9:00pm
Featuring JP and the OK Rhythm Boys, paired with the rustic Italian food of Casa Casuale. Reservations are recommended, food service begins at 5:30pm. Call 360-376-1111 to make reservations.

Salish Sea Early Music Festival Presents: Bach Trip Sonatas
March 8th from 1:30pm at Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church
“Featuring viola da gambist Susie Napper, director of the Festival International Montréal Baroque and German harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor from Lübeck, join baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan in an all-Johann Sebastian Bach performance.” Suggested donation of $15-$25, ages 18 and under are free. For more information, visit www.salishseafestival.org.

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Free Concert
March 8th at 3:00pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Featuring violinist, Monique Mead and pianist, Adam Stern. Admission is free, seating is on a first come basis.

Beers & Brats at Rosario
March 8th from 12:00-9:00pm
“Enjoy Beers & Brats, featuring Happy Hour specials every Sunday in the Moran Lounge. Chalkboard food specials, drink specials and trivia with Peter Vinson at 6:00pm.”

Adult Indoor Volleyball
Wednesdays/Sundays from 7:00-9:15pm at the OHS Gym
Ages 16 and up, admission is $2 per night OR $35 for a 20 pass punch card and everyone is welcome!

Orcas Center Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
March 8th from 4:30-7:00pm
Join us for our annual meeting from 4:30-5:30pm, followed by our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner from 5:30-7:00pm.