Third annual New Old Time Chautauqua spring benefit

  • Sun May 6th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by The New Old Time Chautauqua

The biggest, funniest and most fun family show ever — The New Old Time Chautauqua — returns to Orcas Island on at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 13, at Odd Fellows Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth and are at Darvill’s Bookstore or online at

The NOTC will also be performing at 7 p.m., on Saturday, May 12 at Lopez Center.

This year’s show is an amazing variety show that has everything: Broadway comedy jugglers The Flying Karamazov Brothers; comic singer/songwriter Amy Englehardt of the Bobs; poet Kevin Murphy; body jazz guru Christian Swenson; Artis the Spoonman, famously sung about by Soundgarden; acrobats; comedians; musicians; magicians; and a full magical marching band. Also, a Lummi Tribal Council member will be giving a short presentation about island stories and history during the show.

All proceeds from the show go to fund the 2018 NOTC Washington State Parks Tour. NOTC, in its second collaboration with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, will be traveling to North Central Washington and to Birch Bay and Peace Arch State Parks and to the town of Blaine. As part of its mission, NOTC works with Native Nations. This year we are working with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Lummi Nation (Orcas Island is Lummi land).

Part of our Chautauqua this summer is to bring back Native voices and stewardship to Washington State Parks. During our last stop, NOTC will be staying at Birch Bay State Park from June 28-30. We’ll be working at both Birch Bay and Peace Arch State Parks, plus doing a Chautauqua day at Blaine. We are also going to spend a day on the Lummi Reservation.

So, here’s the deal, you get to see a great show, and all the money goes to support the New Old Time Chautauqua’s 2018 summer tour. For a celebration of fun, laughs, supporting a great cause, bridge-building and interacting with the community. Can’t get better than that.