Orcas Today: Wednesday, April 8th

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!

Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival
April 7th-11th
It’s time again for the Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival! Events are planned all week and include street theater, costumed performers, a fabulous parade and a performance by the Seattle Shakespeare Company! For a complete list of events, visit http://orcasislandchamber.com/shakespeare-festival.
Wednesday Schedule:
Dinner Theater at Random Howse at 7:00pm. Featuring two plays: “Unexpected Shakespeare” Improv by Seattle’s Unexpected Productions, and “Who Doth Inhabit the Primary Position,” directed by Tom Fiscus and performed by Peter Vinson and Kelly Toombs. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Performance Seating begins at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $10, available for purchase at Office Cupboard.

Yoga with Patsy Stephens
Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-10:00am at the Orcas Center Madrona Room
Patsy Stephens is certified in Iyengar Yoga, please call in advance before attending your first class at 360-376-2599.

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.

Zumba by Orcas Dance Fitness
Wednesdays at 9:30am at Oddfellows Hall
Join instructor Alyson Stephens in a workout that feels like a celebration! For more information call 360-376-5868 or email zumbaorcas@yahoo.com.

Percussion Duo Performance at Orcas Center
April 8th at 1:00pm
The exciting duo of Miho Takekawa & Diego Coy visit Orcas Island this week as Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Musicians-in-Residence. The musicians have been spending time with Orcas School Band students, as well as coaching and teaching percussion to elementary students. Takekawa and Coy are performing their “Musical Trip Around the World,” an award-winning musical education program for preschool through K-2 students at Orcas Center. They will also perform at the Senior Center on Friday, April 10th at 1:00 pm. For more information, call 360-376-6636 or visit www.oicmf.org.

Public Meeting: Deer Harbor Plan Review
April 8th from 1:30-3:30pm at the Deer Harbor Community Center
Meets regularly on the second Wednesday of the month. For more information call 360-376-3199.

PeeWee Gym Games
Mondays/Wednesdays February 23rd-April 15th at the K-8 Gym
Girls 3:30–4:30pm, Boys 4:45–5:45pm ages 6-9. Enrollment is $25.

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.

Yurt Art at the Funhouse
Wednesdays January 7th-April 15th from 3:00-4:30pm
$5 drop-in fee, free for Funhouse Kids. For more information visit www.funhousecommons.org or call 360-376-7177

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

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

Minors Baseball
Mondays/Wednesdays March 16th-June 6th from 4:00-5:30pm at the Upper Field
All players please bring water, glove and cleats to practice, personal helmets preferred but team helmets are available. Games will be held on Saturdays. Ages 7-10, cost is $75. For more information or to register, call 360-376-7275.

Minors Softball
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays March 16th-June 6 from 5:30-7:00pm at Buck Park
All players please bring water, glove and cleats to practice, personal helmets preferred but team helmets are available. Games will be held on Saturdays. Grades 3-6, cost is $75. For more information or to register, call 360-376-7275.

Longevity Yoga at Orcas Athletics
April 8th at 4:15pm
This class is basic and gentle and open to all skill levels. Classes are free for gym members, non-member pricing is $10 per class, $25 for 3 classes or $80 for 10 classes. For more information call 360-376-6361.

Drop-In High School Volleyball
Sundays/Wednesdays March 4th-June 17th from 5:00-7:00pm
OHS Gym location until May 3rd
Buck Park location from May 6th on
Intramural Coach Rebekah Hardee will be working on fundamentals, with free play or games incorporated into each session. Cost is $35 for a 20 session punch card, or $2 per class drop-in. For more information call 360-376-7275.

Gathering of Light
Wednesdays at 6:30pm at 128 Scenic Lane (Near Bartwood Lodge)
“Join us for a weekly gathering of exploring knowledge and techniques for deep awakening. We will learn ancient, and potent meditation techniques, and supporting knowledge that can allow you to experience what you are truly capable of.” For more information email kaivallha@yahoo.com or call 360-317-5332

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!

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
April 8th at 4:00pm
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock!