Orcas Today: April 24th-26th

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!

By Donation Craniosacral Therapy Clinic with Suzi Zobrist
April 22nd-25th at Orcas Mandala Studio
“Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on healing modality that works with subtle rhythms and energies in the body to support the healing of illnesses, injuries, and traumas.” Each session is 90 minutes, time slots are: 11:30am-1:00pm, 1:30pm-3:00pm and 3:30pm-5:00pm. Please email info@orcasmandala.com to make an appointment, please include the date and time you would like.

Yoga & Wellness Retreat
April 24th-27th at Doe Bay Yoga Studio
Space is still available to register! Join us for an enlightening retreat hosted by our local instructor Marcelo Hamui. “Featuring not only yoga and meditation, but a demonstration on live food preparation, smoothies and juices. Access to the Doe Bay soaking tubs and sauna is included and their will be a live music performance.” For more information visit www.epicislandadventure.com .

American Tug Spring Fling
April 23rd-26th at Deer Harbor Marina
“The Deer Harbor Marina will be home to the West Coast American Tug Owner’s and their fleet of tugs for the annual “Spring Fling.” Events for the “Spring Fling” weekend include potluck dinners at the Deer Harbor Community Club, Chicago style hot dogs, a marine swap meet on the marina party barge, Eastsound shopping and Island touring, and a send off dinner on Saturday night at the Deer Harbor Inn. Come over to the marina to see some beautiful American Tug yachts, manufactured in the LaConner, USA.” For more information contact Steve Scruggs of Tomco Marine Group at 360-466-2961.

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
April 24th 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
April 24th 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
April 24th 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
April 24th 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
April 24th 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
April 24th & 25th 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.

Live Music at Doe Bay Cafe
April 24th at 7:30pm
Join us for dinner at Doe Bay Cafe, featuring live music by A Cedar Suede at 7:30pm. No cover, reservations are recommended.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: “Home”
April 24th & 25th at 7:30pm
Rated PG.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
April 24th & 25th 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
April 24th & 25th 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.

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
April 25th at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

Little Ninjas Karate
April 25th at 12:00pm at Eastsound MMA
Ages 4-8, $50 per month. More information at www.eastsoundmma.com

Healing Arts Fair
April 25th & 26th at the Healing Arts Center
“For this fundraiser practitioners donate their services, and all proceeds to support the nonprofit organization that maintains the historic Eastsound Building.” Please call 360-376-4002 to make an appointment.

Granny’s Attic Rummage Sale
April 25th from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Orcas Senior Center
Featuring unique items such as a mahogany gaming table from an old Seattle estate, signed Acoma pots from New Mexico, a 12-piece china tea set, one-of-a-kind home decor, antique furniture, antiques, and much more! Time is running out, if you have items to donate call Jami at 360-376-7929.

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
April 25th from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

Live Music at the Lower Tavern
April 25th
Featuring A Cedar Suede, no cover.

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
April 26th 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.”

On Screen at Orcas Center: The Met Live in HD
April 26th at 1:00pm
“Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci.” Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for students and $2 off for Orcas Center members.

Book Signing Event at Darvill’s
April 26th from 1:00-2:00pm
Featuring Don Liebich, author of “Fault Lines: The Layman’s Guide to Understanding America’s Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East.”

Adult Flag Football
Sundays at 2:00pm at Buck Park
Ages 18+, no cost.

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!

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.