Shakespeare Shakes Up the Shoulder Season!

Shakespeare feature

4th Annual Shakespeare Festival April 7-11 – by Margie Doyle – Now looking ahead to the 4th year of the Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival, (April 7-11, 2015), the five-day festival brings back popular events and introduces new ones: The local Shakespeare talent show that starred Jake Perrine, Steve Henigson,  and … Continue reading

Orcas Island Historical Society to Host Family Dinner

— from the Orcas Island Historical Society — Join us on the evening of Saturday, March 28th for “Dragons or Dinosaurs? Myth or Reality?” a fun-filled night of food, friends and Dinosaurs! Bring your children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews, to learn about Dinosaurs and their eggs. The evening will … Continue reading

April Concert “Goldberg Variations” with Pianist Jeffrey Kahane

Call soon – almost sold out! – from the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival – The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is proud to announce internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane in a special Salon Concert Friday, April 17th at 6 p.m. Kahane will perform the incredible Goldberg Variations BWV 988 … Continue reading

Poetry Month Begins with Premiere Reading Honoring Lilly Ledbetter

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Wednesday, April 1, 6 pm at Darvill’s Bookstore — from Jill McCabe Johnson for Artsmith – The highly acclaimed poet Carolyne Wright will kickoff April Poetry month with the premiere reading from her anthology Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse Press, 2015) on Wednesday, April 1, … Continue reading

Cardboard Camp for Grown Ups

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Saturday-Sunday, March 28-29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Make a cardboard portrait like this one for Clint Eastwood with artist and instructor Brook Meinhardt in a two-day workshop with cardboard (“Ordinary Material — Extraordinary Versatility”) as the medium in making portrait illustrations. The workshop will take place at Orcas Art Studios. Brook … Continue reading

Native Plant Sale and Expo — Spring’s Here!

Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon – from Jane Wentworth, Master Gardener Foundation – The Master Gardener Foundation and the San Juan Islands Conservation District bring you the 2015 Annual Native Plant Sale and Expo. Pre-ordered plants pick-up will be March 21st on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas … Continue reading