Orcas Senior Center news

  • Sat Jan 9th, 2021 1:30am
  • Life
Contributed photo
Tina Whitman.

Contributed photo Tina Whitman.

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center.

Meeting of the Minds – “Forage Fishes and the Beach: The Role of Local Shorelines in Marine Ecosystem Recovery” brought to you on Zoom by Orcas Senior Center will be on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 1-2 p.m.

The San Juan Islands are a place of rugged beauty, but also of fragile ecosystems. Join us for a fascinating and enlightening reminder of the context in which we live as Science Director for Friends of the San Juans, Tina Whitman (pictured here), takes us on a scientific exploration of our shorelines and their connections to the greater marine ecosystem.

In this presentation Whitman will share the latest scientific understanding of the importance and status of marine shoreline habitats in the San Juans, highlighting connections to regional food webs. Opportunities and local actions to promote the recovery of chinook salmon and the southern resident orca will also be explored.

She has a Master of Science from the University of Oregon and has managed shoreline research, restoration, and protection programs since 2002.

To join by Zoom, simply go to www.orcasseniors.org, click the link to this event, enter the special passcode, and you’re in! Attendance is free or with a suggested $5 donation.

Orcas Senior Center and Orcas Center are excited to announce a collaboration on the much-anticipated Seniors Have (Virtual) Talent! The event, featuring talented community members, will be aired on the Orcas Senior Center and Orcas Center websites Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. (www.orcasseniors.org and www.orcascenter.org).

Do you have a talent to perform? Record yourself using your phone (or other device) telling a favorite joke, singing a song, reciting a poem, telling a testimonial about Orcas Senior Center, playing an instrument, or performing a skit with your dog or cat – family acts are encouraged! For recording guidelines, call Didier Gincig at 360-298-0362 or email orcasdidier@gmail.com. All submissions must be received no later than Saturday, Jan. 23.

Join Orcas Senior Center and Doe Bay Wine Company’s Cole Sisson and special guest, in “the virtual vineyard” for a fun and informative hour of wine tasting and food paring on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m.

You will learn how to pair your favorite wines with food. We might even be lucky enough to have a special virtual appearance by the vintners themselves! To participate, register at www.orcasseniors.org. Then, purchase and pick up your wine, cheese, and crackers at Doe Bay Wine Company.