Orcas Today: May 1st-3rd

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!

Second Annual Orcas Island BirdFest
April 30th-May 3rd
Join us for a celebration of birds with a variety of informational lectures, symposiums and bird viewing walks at various venues around the island. Included in the long list of events is the annual BirdFest dinner at Ship Bay, featuring a silent auction and guest speaker John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science, University of Washington. Also, don’t miss the BirdFest Parade on Saturday! Visit http://www.orcasislandbirdfest.com/schedule-of-events.html to see the complete schedule of events or to register so you don’t miss anything! Registration is $20.

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.

Children’s Story Hour at Darvill’s Bookstore
May 1st from 11:00am-12:00pm
Bring your kids in for story time with Jude–and why not enjoy a coffee while you’re here!

Celebrate Recovery
May 1st 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
May 1st 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
May 1st 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
May 1st 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.

10th Annual Playwrights’ Festival
May 1st-3rd at 7:30pm at the Grange
“Come and see this years’ series of seven short plays, all written, directed, and performed by the members of our community.” Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, at Darvill’s Bookstore, or online. For more information email Cara Russell at lobby_drifter@hotmail.com.

Celestine Jensen Art Opening
May 1st from 5:00-7:00pm Next to Kathryn Taylor Chocolates
Join us for the senior project presentation of the Celestine Jensen, an art opening showcasing her work. Coffee and chocolate will be available. There is no cost, but donations are welcome and will benefit the Orcas Island High School Art Department.

Live Music at Doe Bay Cafe
May 1st at 7:30pm
Join us for dinner at Doe Bay Cafe, featuring live music by Shannon Stephens at 7:30pm. No cover, reservations are recommended.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
May 1st & 2nd 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
May 1st & 2nd 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.

Customer Appreciation Day at Country Corner
May 2nd from 11:00am-2:00pm
Featuring activities such as Horse Rides provided by Orcas Island Trail Rides and a Bounce House, as well as a variety of refreshments. Enter to win prizes and more! Everyone is welcome, see you there!

Annual OICC Women’s Luncheon
May 2nd from 11:30am-2:30pm at Camp Moran ELC
All women are invited to this annual luncheon hosted by the Orcas Island Community Church. Featuring Orcas Island local, Beverly D. Ohlman, as the keynote speaker.

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
May 2nd at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

Little Ninjas Karate
May 2nd 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.

Live Music at Rosario
May 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

Live Music & Art Installation at the Doe Bay Yoga Studio
May 2nd at 7:00pm
Doors open and drinks will be served beginning at 7:00pm. Featuring music by Sarah Mikolowsky (& friends) as well as Somnambulist Red.

Adult Indoor Soccer
Saturdays from 7:30-9:30pm at the K-8 Gym
Ages 16+. Cost is $2 drop in fee or $35 for a 20 session punch card. Everyone is welcome!

Beers & Brats at Rosario
May 3rd 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 Flag Football
Sundays at 2:00pm at Buck Park
Ages 18+, no cost.

Second Annual Community Concert & Sing-Along for Pete Seeger
May 3rd from 2:30-5:30pm at Oddfellows Hall
Participants are welcome to bring songbooks, instruments, children and friends. This event is to celebrate the life and legacy of Pete Seeger and is free to the public. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer for set-up or clean up call 360-376-5773 or email sharmuse@gmail.com.

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!

Casa Casuale Sunday Dinner
May 3rd at 6:00pm at Random Howse
Featuring an exciting new lineup of fantastic wine and, as always, rustic Italian cuisine prepared by Chef Bill Patterson. Tickets are $95.

Doe Bay Local Tickets Available
Sundays at Doe Bay Cafe
“Doe Bay Fest 2015 is slated for Aug. 6-10 and per usual the tickets, $95 each for locals, are limited and highly sought after. As always, we have some tickets saved aside specifically for Orcas Locals so that our Island community can join us for one of the highlights of the year! Tickets are available to purchase by residents who join us in the Cafe for dinner on Sunday nights. Please ask your server about getting on the list. Please buy your tickets soon, while supplies last, and carpool or rideshare to get to Doe Bay Fest, since parking is limited.” Want to volunteer? Inquiries should be emailed to doebayfestvolunteers@gmail.com. Please call 360-376-2291 for more information.