Students Treated to Private “Hidden Figures” Viewing

— by Lin McNulty — Orcas Middle and High School students were treated to a private showing of the new film “Hidden Figures” on Friday afternoon at Sea View Theatre. The movie reveals an incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at … Continue reading

Author Spagna to Read at Darvill’s on Living Lightly Artsmith Salon Series at Darvill's Bookstore

Friday, February 24, 5:30 pm at Darvill’s Bookstore — from JoEllen Moldoff for Artsmith — Ana Maria Spagna returns to read from her nonfiction book, Reclaimers, about removal of the White Salmon River dam, and her new middle-grade novel, The Luckiest Scar on Earth, about the adventures of a back-country, … Continue reading

Dvořák’s Rusalka Streaming to Orcas Center Dvořák’s fairy tale— Rusalka, a water nymph and her ‘song to the moon'

Sunday, February 26, 1 p.m, Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — Orcas Center presents the New York Met’s Rusalka by Dvořák streaming Live in HD on Sunday, February 26 at 1 pm. Islanders will be smitten by the enchanting opera about a mermaid who gives up her voice to … Continue reading

At Orcas Center, Joan of Arc Displays Courage and Quiet Conviction

Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — The National Theatre production of Saint Joan is broadcast live from London to Orcas Center Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. Bernard Shaw’s play depicts Joan of Arc, a young girl who declares a bloody mission to drive … Continue reading

Jonathan White to Speak on his New Book Tides

Saturday, February 18, 5:30 pm, Orcas Center — from Donna Laslo — After nearly losing his 65-foot schooner Crusader in a strong Alaskan tide, local author Jonathan White vowed to understand these mysterious, implacable sea surges. An avid sailor and surfer, he recognized that the sun and moon had something to … Continue reading

Orcas Choral Society Welcomes Marianne Lewis as Permanent Artistic Director

— from the Orcas Choral Society — The Orcas Choral Society is delighted to name Marianne Lewis as its permanent artistic director. Lewis, currently interim director, led the society’s successful winter concerts and is preparing the choir for its spring season. “We are so pleased that Marianne has decided to … Continue reading

Dance Classes for “Rock of Orcas” to Begin Soon

Session begins February 14, Valentines Day, Odd Fellows Hall — from Grace McCune — Tiffany Loney will begin holding dance classes for “Rock of Orcas” on Tuesdays at the Odd Fellows Hall. The dance classes will participate in the Orcas Center production, “Rock of Orcas.” Dancers of all skills welcome. … Continue reading

Bolshoi Ballet’s Celebrated Masterpiece Swan Lake at Orcas Center

Saturday, February 11, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — The Bolshoi Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s classical masterpiece, Swan Lake, from the Moscow stage to Orcas Center in cinema on Saturday, February 11, 6:30 pm. Join us for a ballet of ultimate beauty accompanied by a score of unparalleled … Continue reading

OHS Musicians Earn Top Awards at Regional Competition

— from Ed Wilson — A big yellow busload of Orcas Island High School musicians journeyed to Bellingham High School on Saturday morning, January 28, to compete in the all-day San Juan Music Educators Association (SJMEA) regional solo/ensemble competitions. By Sunday night, it was learned that two OIHS students earned … Continue reading