Orcas Today: October 2nd-4th

Orcas Library Banned Books Week
September 27th-October 3rd
“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” Stop by the library this week and check out a banned book!

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.

Ladies Intermediate Tennis
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:30-11:00am at the Buck Park Courts
This event is free and open to ladies ages 18 and up.

Children’s Story Hour at Darvill’s Bookstore
October 2nd from 11:00am-12:00pm
Bring your kids in for story time with Jude–and why not enjoy a coffee while you’re here!

Class Series: An Intro to Islam
Fridays September 4th-December 4th at 12:00pm at the Emmanuel Parish Hall
You’re invited to come explore this twelve-session introductory series on Islam. Each class will begin by watching a video presentation by Prof John Esposito, Ph.D. from Georgetown University followed by a group discussion. This event series is free and open the public, registration can be done at the Parish Hall.

Bike Repair Workshop
Fridays from 3:00-4:30pm at the Funhouse Commons
3rd grade and up. Enrollment is free for Funhouse members and a $10 drop-in fee for non-members. Kid bikes, helmets and tools donations to work with are appreciated.

Pokemon Club
October 2nd 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
October 2nd from 5:00-9:00pm at the Funhouse Commons
7th-12th graders are welcome to join the regular game group every Friday!

Celebrate Recovery
Fridays at 6:00pm at the Senior Center
Join us for this faith-based, 12 step program open to everyone. The program is designed to help with a wide range of issues from stress, divorce, grief, chemical dependency, co-dependency, eating issues, physical/sexual/emotional abuse or any other hurts or habits.

Teen Night at the Funhouse
October 2nd 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
October 2nd at 6:00pm
Featuring live music with Gene Nery and Martin Lund. No reservations required, seating is first come, first served.

Edge of Orcas Art Opening
October 2nd at 6:30pm at Orcas Center
A reception will be held to celebrate the opening of this art show, displayed in the lobby and Madrona Room galleries.

Northern Lights Fall Flamenco Tour
October 2nd at 8:00pm at the Oddfellows Hall
“Savannah Fuentes presents her latest show, a presentation of Flamenco as interpreted by three very different artists; Puerto Rican/Irish dancer Savannah Fuentes, Guitarist Bobby de Sofia, and direct from Spain, singer Juañarito. General tickets are $20, VIP seats are $35, student/low-income $15, kids $8. For more information visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2253291.

Karaoke at the Lower Tavern
Fridays at 9:30pm
Come sing your heart out!

Rosario Music Concert and Narrative
October 2nd & 3rd at 4:00pm
Come learn about the history of the Moran mansion through photographs and music with Christopher Peacock.

Kings Football
Tuesday-Saturday from 4:30-5:45pm at the OHS Football Field
Ages 8-10, enrollment is $150 plus travel costs. Saturday games will vary in time depending on the schedule, for more information visit www.oiprd.org.

Live Music at Deer Harbor Inn
October 2nd & 3rd 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.

On Screen at Seaview Theater: “A Walk in the Woods”
October 2nd & 3rd at 7:30pm
Rated R, starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson.

Beth Moore Event at Orcas Island Community Church
October 3rd from 9:00am-4:15pm
This event includes a 90-minute lunch break so attendees can “brown bag” it or buy lunch in town. All women are welcome, regardless of ability to pay. A suggested $15 donation will help cover costs of the broadcast, childcare and technical support. Please, pack a sack lunch for each child you plan to bring along! For more information contact Susan Clark at stclark@rockisland.com or visit lifeway.com/livingproof

Orcas Animal Shelter Open House & Garage Sale
October 3rd from 10:00am-5:00pm at 84A Hope Lane
“The Orcas Animal Protection Society is participating in a statewide shelter open house event! To celebrate, the shelter will be having extended hours and a garage sale at its location on Hope Lane. Staff and volunteers invite the community to peruse the new and lightly used pet items for sale by donation, visit with the animals available for adoption and enjoy a cup of apple cider and a cookie–or two. Their goal is to help shelters grow their adopter, donor, and volunteer bases and to raise awareness of the amazing animals that are in need of forever homes.”

Last Outdoor Orcas Island Farmers Market
October 3rd from 10:00am-3:00pm
Last outdoor market of the season–local goods and food at the Village Green!

Kids Storytime at Orcas Island Library
October 3rd at 11:00am in the Children’s Room

OHS Football vs. Laconner
October 3rd at 1:30pm at Dahl Field

OHS Boys Soccer vs. Mt. Vernon Christian
October 3rd at 2:00pm at the Buck Park Field

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
October 3rd from 6:00-9:00pm
Come listen to the musical stylings of local musician, Gene Neary.

A Night with Khadona & Grace
October 3rd from 7:00-9:00pm at Random Howse
Featuring special guests Joel Gamble, Kevin Dickey, and Corey Wiscomb. $5 cover charge.

On Stage at Orcas Center: BodyVox
October 3rd at 7:30pm
“Reverie was conceived by BodyVox’s Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland in the months surrounding 9/11. The horror that unfolded on that day led to the creation of this dance show with beauty as its central theme.” For information or to buy tickets call the box office 360-376-2281 ex. 1.

Free Plant Workshops
October 3rd & 4th at 12:00pm at Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead & Nursery
Located at 890 Channel Rd. Saturday’s workshop will focus on tree health & maintenance. Sunday’s workshop will include a permaculture plants tour & fruit tasting! For more information call 360-376-6152 or email nursery@permacultureportal.com.

Orcas Island Farm Tour
October 4th from 9:30am-6:30pm
Featuring all sorts of farm demonstrations including sheep shearing, wool spinning, seed saving, and see worms at work at a worm bin demo. Participants will be given the opportunity to visit farmers who will talk about the historic orchards of Orcas, and a new community participatory agriculture project. Because parking can be difficult at some of the stops, car-pooling or shuttle use is encouraged. The Senior Center will also be offering a shuttle for seniors interested in attending the tour. For more information and the schedule visit www.orcasislandfarms.com.

Sculpture Garden Opening
October 4th at 12:00pm at Orcas Center
Come celebrate the formal opening of the Orcas Center Sculpture Garden. Come for Dim sum and champagne at noon and enjoy the opera at 1:00pm, $5 subsidized tickets available. Follow the Orcas Center Sculpture Garden map and see works by Anthony Howe, Pete Welty, Robert Strimban, Jim Barton and Stan Greene sprinkled throughout the Center’s grounds.

On Screen at Orcas Center: The Met Live in HD
October 4th at 1:00pm
“Il Trovatore.” For more information call the box office at 360-376-2281 ex. 1.

Beers & Brats at Rosario
October 4th 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.”

Open Intermediate Tennis
Wednesdays/Sundays at the Buck Park Tennis Courts
Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00pm, Saturdays from 8:30-11:00am. This is a free event that runs all summer. For more information visit www.oiprd.org.

Adult Outdoor Soccer
Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm at Buck Park Field 3
Everyone ages 16+ is welcome, this is a free event.

Adult Indoor Volleyball
Wednesday/Sunday from 7:00-9:00pm at the K8 Gym
Ages 16+, drop-in fee is $2.