Orcas Today: Thursday, March 5th

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!

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.

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.

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
March 5th at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

Singers Wanted for Across the Universe Production
Rehearsals are Thursdays beginning January 29th at the Orcas Center Madrona Room
Youth Troupe 3:30-4:30pm, Adult Singers 5:00-7:00pm
Grace McCune’s children and adult Rock on the Rock choirs return to Orcas Center! These choirs will participate in a musical theater benefit concert for Orcas Center on May 8-9 and 15-16, performing music from the 2007 movie musical, Across the Universe. The Youth Troupe is for ages 6-13, the entire program will last 14 weeks and cost $120 to enroll. Please come to the first rehearsal to register, there are no auditions.

Orcas Island Aerial Silks Class
March 5th from 3:30-7:30pm at the Orcas Center
Ages 5 to adult, classes are arranged by age and run approximately one hour. Please contact Maria for details or to sign up at 360-376-6601 or maria_anna7@yahoo.com

Youth Basketball Fundamentals
Tuesdays/Thursdays February 24th-April 16th at the K-8 Gym
Girls 3:30–4:30pm, Boys 4:45–5:45pm. Ages 10-12, enrollment is $25.

Public Meeting: Eastsound Planning Review Committee
March 5th at 3:00pm at the Eastsound Fire Hall
Meets regularly the first Thursday of the month.

Spring Tumbling Program at Orcas Christian School
Tuesdays/Thursdays from March 3rd-25th
Grades K-2 from 3:30-4:15pm
Grades 3-6 from 4:15-5:00pm
Cost is $4 per session, or $32 for all 8 sessions. For more information call the OCS main office at 360-376-6683.

Sewing Club at the Funhouse
Thursdays January 15th-April 16 from 3:30-4:30pm
Kim Skarda teaches hand-sewing techniques, ages 7 and up.

“Am I Crazy?” Potluck
March 5th at 6:00pm at the Westsound Community Hall
Have you previously or recently had a spiritually transformative experience? Join us for the “Am I Crazy?” potluck to discuss these ideas. For more information, call Dr. Rosie Kuhn at 360-376-4323.

Homework Club at the Funhouse
Monday-Thursday from 4:30-5:00pm
Come get help with those tough assignments and get in the running to win cool prizes, 1st-6th grade welcome.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
March 5th at 4:00pm
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock!

Open Mic and Pizza Night at Doe Bay Cafe
March 5th Cafe is open 5:00pm-10:00pm, Open Mic Starts at 7:30pm.
Come enjoy local talent and great fresh pizza on Thursday nights!  A percentage of each slice of pizza benefits Orcas Island Education Foundation.

Orcas Island Wrestling Club
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm at Camp Orkila
Co-ed wrestling club, drop-ins are welcome! Ages 5-18, $80 enrollment fee–scholarships are available! Please contact Jason Dean for more information at 360-388-8624 or 360-376-2816.

Drop-In Teen Futsal
Thursdays from 7:30-9:30pm at the Orcas Middle School Gym
Ages 16 and up, admission is $2 per night OR $35 for a 20 pass punch card and everyone is welcome!

Orcas Island Food Bank
March 5th from 5:30-6:30pm at 116 Madrona Street, next to the Community Church
For more information visit http://orcasislandfoodbank.org/

Bingo at the American Legion
March 5th from 5:30-7:30pm
Sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion to benefit Kaleidoscope Preschool & Childcare Center, each game costs $.50 and if you wear your Kaleidoscope t-shirt your first game is free! Concessions are provided.