Senior Center happenings

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center.

Orcas Socrates Café @ Orcas Senior Center by Zoom: Sunday, December 12, 4-6pm

Orcas Senior Center continues to virtually host the Orcas Socrates Café from 4-6pm on the second Sunday of each month. It’s an opportunity to engage in an open discussion on philosophical perspectives. This is not a book club, but rather a conversation, based on the book, Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Christopher Phillips. Each month will offer a new discussion topic, where everyone will be encouraged to exchange philosophical perspectives based on personal experiences. Past topics have included pondering: what is the purpose of wealth and what is enough wealth? And is there a time when common good takes precedence over personal freedom?

We hope you will be compelled to join this friendly community discussion which is sure to encourage insightful dialogue. Register with Michel Vekved at

Meeting of the Minds: “Wild Plants of the Field, Forest, and Sea: Medicinal Plants of the San Juans” presented by Kristy Bredin – Wednesday, December 15 at 1pm by Zoom

Join herbalist, Kristy Bredin, as she discusses regional plants with remedial uses found in the field, forest, and sea of the San Juan Islands. Kristy is passionate about exploring the natural world and working with local medicinal plants in ancient and creative ways.

Kristy began her herbalist journey in 2009, apprenticing with herbalists in New York. While wildcrafting medicinal herbs locally with Ryan Drum, she cultivated an in-depth knowledge of local plants and seaweeds. From 2013 to 2015 she ran a small business specializing in plant remedies of the Pacific Northwest called Mermaid Botanicals.

To attend, access the Zoom link on the Calendar of Events page at on Wednesday, December 15 at 1pm. As always, your generous donation is appreciated.

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