Enchilada casserole! Beans and rice! Soup, salad, and dessert! These are all things you can find at the Senior Center on Wednesday, July 21.
From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orcas Island’s 4-H Fur and Feathers club will be hosting dinner for islanders both young and old.
Orcas Center will present Guinean-Canadian musician Alpha Yaya Diallo and his band, Bafing, on Saturday, July 31.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Alpha Yaya Diallo is a Canadian artist performing in French, English and his native Guinean languages of Foulani and Souso.
The Smithsonian exhibit coming to Orcas in a few days is anything but dry history.
“‘Journey Stories’ is about when traveling was still a miracle,” said Orcas Historical Museum volunteer Andrea Cohen. “When you were lulled to sleep in a train or crowded into the car with your family for a road trip.”
There will be a jazz fest on Sunday, July 25, 5:30 p.m. at
the Village Green in Eastsound during the Music in the Park series.
Orcas Islandʼs own trumpet legend, Willie Thomas, will take the band stand with fellow trumpeters Charlie Porter and Steve Alboucq. Gene Nery, Bruce Russell and Chris Ghazel will also join in as they explore a wide range of jazz favorites.
Orcas islanders gathered to shear their locks at a potluck and hair-cutting party last week, collecting bags of hair to be made into oil-absorbent booms to help mop up the Gulf of Mexico. Some guests even brought their pets to be shorn for the cause.
The Fat Tones blues trio out of Spokane, Washington will give a performance on Saturday, July 17 at Discovery House at Rosario.
“We wanted to bring this great blues band to Orcas and have it affordable for islanders to attend,” said organizer Melissa Halwax. “It should be a great night at the Bay with a great blues band.”