Rock of Orcas to Dive into the Music of the 80s Three Choirs and Dance Classes forming

— from Grace McCune — Orcas Island: We Will Rock You! You have been warned. Get your bangles and bandannas on: The creative team of Grace McCune and Jake Perrine, who brought you “Moulin Rouge” and “Across the Universe,” will serve up Orcas Center’s next musical extravaganza: ROCK OF ORCAS … Continue reading

Roméo et Juliette: Lovers Sizzle with Combustible Chemistry at Orcas Center

Sunday, January 22, 1 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — Orcas Center presents the New York Met’s Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod streaming Live in HD on Sunday, January 22 at 1:00 pm. If you’ve not yet experienced the Metropolitan Opera streamed from New York City to … Continue reading

A Little Evening Concert for Louis XIV To be heard for the first time since 1715

Thursday, January 19, 7 p.m., Orcas Adventist Church — from Jeffrey Cohan — Suites assembled in 1713 for “little evening concerts” for Louis XIV of his favorite music from many decades will be premiered, almost surely for the first time since the death of Louis XIV in 1715 in this … Continue reading

A Review | Enchanted Forest Cabaret Creative, Delightful

— by Michèle Griskey — This year’s The Enchanted Forest Cabaret: The Naughty Pirates of Neverland takes us into the dreamland of Carmen (Grace McCune), who, clearly, must use some interesting sleep enhancements to find herself in Neverland. She encounters some familiar characters in pirate lore who manage to break … Continue reading

Explore the Gifts of The Artist’s Way with Kate Gavigan

Tuesday, January 17 at 1 p.m. at the Orcas Library The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is an international bestseller on the subject of creativity. Kate Gavigan’s talk on creativity will highlight the primary tools of creative recovery that Julia Cameron outlines in her international bestseller on creativity: The Artist’s … Continue reading

You Can Uke in Carolyn Cruso Class Senior Center presents ukulele classes with Carolyn Cruso

Tuesdays, January 10 – February 7, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Senior Center — from Carolyn Cruso — On the heels of a very popular fall ukulele class and two well-received performances at the Seniors Have Talent Show, Carolyn Cruso offers another Beginning Ukulele class this winter. Presented by the Orcas … Continue reading

Orcas Issues Predicts: Expect the Unexpected in 2017 Go ahead! Add your predictions!

Orcas Medical Center will receive the necessary donations by the January 15 date to proceed with the agreement with University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics to assume operations at OMC. Growlers will soon be practicing landings on the numerous oil tankers puffing their way through Puget Sound. Hillary Clinton will soon … Continue reading

Orcas Center to Stream Verdi’s Nabucco A biblical potboiler of religious wars and forbidden love

Sunday, January 8, 1 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — The Met presents Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi streaming Live in HD at Orcas Center Sunday, January 8 at 1:00 pm. If you’ve not yet experienced the Metropolitan Opera streamed from New York City to Orcas Center this is … Continue reading

Renaissance Winds Highlighted in Upcoming Concert

Friday, January 6, 7 p.m., Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church — from Jeffrey Cohan — “Renaissance Winds” features two rarely heard renaissance instruments, the dulcian or renaissance bassoon and the renaissance transverse flute, for which combination there is a fabulous repertoire that is rarely if ever otherwise explored as the instrumentation … Continue reading

Jazzin’ with the Classics for Christmas

Wednesday, December 28, 3 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Parish — from Jeffrey Cohan — Music at Emmanuel presents the tenth annual Yuletide Baroque: Jazzin’ with the Classics for Christmas, featuring soprano Linda Tsatsanis, jazz flutist, pianist and clarinetist Martin Lund, classical flutist Jeffrey Cohan and special guest, virtuoso vibraphone player Tom … Continue reading

Come to Susan Osborn’s Christmas Concert 26th year of historic holiday event in Victorian Valley

— from Susan Osborn — Once again we will be gathering in the Victorian Valley Chapel on Orcas Island to celebrate Christmas and the Season in song, December 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m.and also on the 24th at 4p.m. We added this early concert so off island folks … Continue reading

Community Band to Celebrate with Holiday Concert Saturday afternoon concert

Saturday, December 17, 3 p.m., Orcas Center — from Karen Key Speck — Saturday, December 17 – you’re invited to the Orcas Island Community Band’s annual December Holiday Concert. Admission by donation with a free dessert party afterwards. 3:00pm at Orcas Center. Enjoy this late afternoon break to revel in the … Continue reading

The Nutcracker Ballet Enchants at Orcas Center "The Nutcracker Ballet" with music by Tchaikovsky streams to Orcas Center on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m.

— from Susannah Weaver for the Orcas Center — The world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre’s enchanting production of Tchaikovsky’s magical and cherished ballet streams to Orcas Center on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm. Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince. The Nutcracker … Continue reading

Snow, Cold, Library Work Continues on Schedule

— from the Orcas Island Library — Framing: The majority of the framing was estimated to be complete last week. Additional miscellaneous areas will be completed in December. Roof Framing / Sheathing and Water Barrier Installation: Roof sheathing will start on December 5. The roof envelope and underlayment is expected … Continue reading