Orcas Today: February 28th-March 1st

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.

Artsmith’s Island Writer Retreat
February 27th-March 1st at Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast
“Rejuvenate yourself and your writing with a weekend immersed in nature on beautiful Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. The weekend retreat is designed to give you and your writing a fresh perspective in stimulating surroundings but without the distractions of home.” Featuring writer Ira Sukrungruang, the schedule is as follows:
Friday night writing exercise and dessert
Saturday writing retreat, including snacks
Saturday night fireside gathering with dessert
Sunday morning optional gathering and writing exercise
Final exchange and fond farewells
Registration is $150, for more information visit www.orcasartsmith.org/workshops.

Live Theater at the Grange
February 27th & 28th 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.

Celebrate Recovery
February 27th 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
February 27th 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
February 27th 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
February 27th 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
February 27th 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 & Yoga Studio
February 27th & 28th
Featuring Paul De Vence. Friday evening the music is at the cafe beginning at 7:30pm, on Saturday evening it is in the yoga studio at 8:00pm. Both shows have no cover.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: “The Imitation Game”
February 27th & 28th at 7:30pm
Rated PG-13.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
February 27th & 28th 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
February 27th & 28th 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.

Library Winter Book Sale
February 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Orcas Center Madrona Room
It’s that time of year again! For more information, call 360-376-4985

Who’s The Chef in the Kitchen Series
February 28th at 3:00pm at Red Rabbit Farm
Featuring John Trumbull of Roses, come watch Orcas chefs demonstrate their skills!
The menu includes:
Savory Socca bread (chickpea pancakes)
Salad of shaved fennel and parsley with lemon anchovy dressing
Ragout of Coffelt Farm lamb, with artichoke, carrots, black olives and thyme
Rustic apple and prune tart with whipped Creme Fraiche
Sign up now! Proceeds benefit the Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at Office Cupboard and the Chamber Office.

Tri-Yoga Basics Series with Jeni Sanders
Saturdays January 24th-February 28th from 10:00-11:30am Orcas Mandala Studios
Strengthen your core alignment in this basics yoga class, great for beginners! All levels are welcome, enrollment is $60 for 6 classes. To register visit www.orcasmandala.com.

Live Music at Rosario
February 28th from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

Little Ninjas Karate
February 28th at 12:00pm at Eastsound MMA
Ages 4-8, $50 per month. More information at www.eastsoundmma.com

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

18th Annual MAG Concert
March 1st at 3:00pm at the Old Gym
100 fabulous musicians, one great cause! Join us for the Musical Advocacy Group’s 18th annual concert to benefit the Orcas Island School Music Program! Featuring the Orcas Choral Society, Island Sinfonia, Orcas Island Community Band, Orcas Middle School Band, Middle School Strings and High School Strings, admission is by donation.

Beers & Brats at Rosario
March 1st 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.”

Italian Supper Sunday at Random Howse
March 1st 6:00-9:00pm
Join us for a delectable 5-course Italian meal at the Random Howse. Cost is $60, no corkage fee if you bring your own wine! Beverages will also be available for purchase, reservations are required, please call 360-376-1111.

Adult Indoor Volleyball
Wednesdays/Sundays from 7:00-9:00pm 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!