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High school students watching the Nanda, ninja theater at a special performance at the school in 2012.  - Harry Sircely/Contributed photo
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Working with the creative team at Orcas Center this fall to resurrect the high school drama program, and preparing to spearhead the community-wide pageant that is “A Christmas Carol,” I am consistently reminded of the importance of the performing arts in our community.


Community Events, October 2014

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Music on the road | Q&A with Ruth Moody

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

Ruth Moody is an Australian-born, two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. She is best known for being a member of the trio The Wailin’ Jennys and for her frequent appearances on the radio show “A Prairie Home Companion.”

‘Carmen’ to stream

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 2:37PM

Bizet’s “Carmen,” the most popular presentation in the history of the Live in HD series, streams live to Orcas Center this Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. with Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy – a fiery yet cool seductress.

An evening of folk music

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Tom Rawson and Carl Allen, both well-known to Orcas audiences separately, are now getting together for a music-filled evening of humor, history and harmonies. They will be performing Saturday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Orcas Grange Hall.

‘Skylight’ at Orcas Center

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 4:00PM

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in David Hare’s award-winning play about money, class, politics and love. “Skylight” will be presented at Orcas Center on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.


  • Eth-Noh-Tec: Kinetic Story TheatreTales from master storytellers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, founders of Eth-Noh-Tec.
  • Maurine Talks Books
  • Notes from the KelpSan Juan Island composer Alex Shapiro blogs about life, memories, area ecology and more. Recent posts describe her first ever crabbing adventure, in an aluminum canoe no less, watching orcas from Lime Kiln park, and the plastic farm animals in her neighbors yard.
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