Noted Sitarist Will Play at Odd Fellows Back on tour after Typhoid bout

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Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Jay Kimball — Deobrat Mishra, will perform in concert on Thursday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall. Deobrat Mishra is an Indian sitarist and composer. He is an exponent of the Benares Gharana school of Hindustani classical music. The Mishra family … Continue reading

Film Festival Giving Away Weekend Pass Come to viewing of "The Mask You Live In"

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Thursday (September 22) in the Seaview Theatre at 7:30PM. — from the Orcas Island Film Festival — We are giving away two weekend passes for the Third Annual Orcas Island Film Festival at our showing of The Mask You Live In this Thursday (September 22) in the Seaview Theatre @ … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Evaluate Elements of Proposed Bond on their Separate Merits Numbers of Students in the School Music Programs increasing

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–from Miriam Ziegler– This letter is in response to Peg Manning’s comment following Martha Farish’s excellent “Guest Opinion: Broad Public Input Needed in School’s Bond Discussion,” published 9/19/16. I cannot address Peg’s question about construction costs of the track and the anticipated maintenance costs. What I do have is information … Continue reading

Locally Produced Memoir Up For PNW Literary Award: Reading at Darvills

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Thursday, September 22, 6 p.m., Darvills — from Matt C. Khachadoorian — Inland Waters Press in Olga just published a non-fiction book set in the Pacific Northwest and the San Juan Islands. Tranquility: A memoir of an American sailor, came out in June of this year and it was immediately nominated for … Continue reading

Heritage Harvest Feast to Benefit Historical Museums Annual Autumn Event at Red Rabbit Farm

— from Carol Kulminski — On Saturday, September 24th, you do not want to miss an evening of fine dining and good cheer at Red Rabbit Farm. Bowls and platters are filled with the best Farm to Table items from the bounty of the Fall harvest. One long table is … Continue reading

Auditions for Spamalot Coming Up in October

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Saturday, October 1 – Sunday, October 2, 1 – 4 p.m., Madrona Room –  by appointment — from Susannah Weaver — Orcas Center will hold auditions for the award winning musical Monty Python’s Spamalot. Spamalot ran for almost 1,600 performances on Broadway and won 27 awards including “Best Musical ” in … Continue reading

Runaway Hit From Broadway Streams at Orcas Center

Saturday, September 17, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — Uproarious laughter! Where? NT Encore’s One Man, Two Guvnors returns to Orcas Center Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm. If you’ve not yet experienced great theatre streaming from London to Orcas Center this is your opportunity for a … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Include School Music Programs’ Success in Phase III Bond

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— by Jim Shaffer-Bauck — It’s time to complete the second half of the school music building program. I vividly recall the valiant first effort of a string performance at a MAG concert years ago, and I marvel at the remarkable achievements since. Our school groups have performed extraordinarily well … Continue reading

Countdown Begins for This Year’s Film Fest Weekend passes go on sale September 15

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— from Donna Laslo — The Orcas Island Film Festival (OIFF) producers are in full gear getting the island ready for another fantastic weekend of films on October 7 – 10. Jared Lovejoy & Donna Laslo are thrilled to spearhead the festival once again along with Carl Spence, chief curator … Continue reading

Orcas Sends a Troubadour for Our Times to the Big Apple Call to Action: See "The Climate Monologues" and Spread the Word

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— a review of “The Climate Monologues” by Margie Doyle — Update: Repeat performance on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Random Howse — Sharon Abreu is an inspired listener. She listens to the stories of West Virginian coal mining families, NW activists, Tribal leaders, Mississippi teachers, a Colorado cowgirl and Orcas’ … Continue reading

SJIMA Features Two Concurrent Exhibits

September 17 through November 28 — from Linda Marsaudon — The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is proud to present Hydrographs and For All We Know, concurrently running exhibitions by two innovative artists and printmakers, Nicole Pietrantoni and Dianne Kornberg. The exhibitions will open to the public on September 17, … Continue reading