Orcas Today: April 17th-19th

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.

Children’s Story Hour at Darvill’s Bookstore
April 17th 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 17th 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 17th 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 17th 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 17th 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
April 17th 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.

Kiwanis Rummage Sale
April 17th from 5:00-7:00pm & April 18th from 9:00am-1:00pm at the American Legion
The Kiwanis Club will be accepting donations for the rummage sale on Friday morning at the Legion Hall. All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis scholarship fund for Orcas youth.

Live Music at Random Howse
April 17th at 6:30pm
Featuring the musical stylings of “Girls with Ukes.” Dinner service begins at 5:30pm, music begins at 6:30pm. Reservations are recommended, please call 360-376-1111 for more information.

Live Music at Doe Bay Cafe
April 17th at 7:30pm
Join us for dinner at Doe Bay Cafe, featuring live music by Sweeney/Strutz at 7:30pm. No cover, reservations are recommended.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: “Black or White”
April 17th & 18th at 7:30pm
Rated PG-13.

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
April 17th & 18th 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 17th & 18th 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.

Kaivalya Workshop
April 18th from 9:30am-5:00pm at 128 Scenic Lane
“Kaivalya Natana (also called Shantata Natana), means ‘silence dancing’, and is the process of creation itself. It quickly brings deeper fulfillment, stress-relief, and a profound sense of well-being and oneness. We’ll explore this through ancient knowledge and quantum physics to access becoming one with the flow of creation, instead of being subjects of it!” Workshop cost is $45, please email kaivallha@sambodha.org or call 360-317-5332 for more information.

The Annual Great Island Clean Up
April 18th from 10:00am-1:00pm
Join us for the largest litter pick-up of the year! Meet at the Orcas Village Green at 10:00am, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Great-Islands-Clean-Up/ for more information.

Diamond Hill Guided Walk
April 18th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Join guides Ruthie Dougherty & Casey Hons on a tour through the secluded wetlands of the Diamond Hill neighborhood. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Please call Tanja at 360-370-7655 for more details.

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
April 18th at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

Little Ninjas Karate
April 18th 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/Saturdays
Tuesdays/Wednesdays at 3:30pm, Saturdays from 9:00-10:15am. Ages 16 and up, no entry fee.

Live Music at Rosario
April 18th from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

Orcas Choral Society Concert
April 18th at 7:30 & April 19th at 2:00pm at Orcas Center
“The Orcas Choral Society completes its all-Bach season with the composer’s final great choral masterpiece, his Mass in B minor. Joining the 50 voice chorus on stage will be the Orcas Boy Choir, Orcas Festival Orchestra, the Turtleback Brass, and distinguished soloists Sharon Abreu, Naomi Aldort, Madeline Bersamina, José Luis Muñoz, and Charles Robert Stephens.” Tickets are $25 for adults, $19 for Orcas Center members and $11 for students.

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 19th 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.”

Community Zip Line Day
April 19th from 1:30-4:00pm at Camp Orkila
You’re invited to come out and take a ride on Camp Orkila’s 1000-ft Zip Line! Rides are by-appointment only, maximum weight capacity for a single rider is 285 lbs (subject to change depending on conditions) and children must be entering 3rd grade or older to participate. Please plan to arrive at camp 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time, enter through the main entrance on Mount Baker Road and follow signs to the designated parking areas. If interested, please call 360-376-2678 to sign-up for a time assignment. Please know the number of people in your party when you call!

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.