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Cherry Blossoms

So Much to do-So Little Time


We really know that Spring had arrived for certain.  The swallows have returned, the geese are on the ponds, lambs are frolicking in the bright, green fields and the bees are buzzing.  Orcas island has awakened from winter.  The restaurants are all open with some interesting and tasty new items on their menus.  The whale excursions will depart daily if there are sufficient guests on board.  Each of the three operators are offering a special with a second guest at half price.  The Fourth Annual Shakespeare Festival was well attended with each year a bit better the previous one.  This weekend The Orcas Choral Society presented BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR.  The depth of talent on our island is always amazing.
The final offering at Orcas Center of THE MET/LIVE in HD will screen Sunday, April 26th at 1p.m. This production offers two stunning shows; Cavalieria Rusticana  and Pagliacia. One does not have to be an opera buff to appreciate these incredible productions. Not only is the music wonderful and the sets and costumes  superb but you are taken behind the curtain to meet the cast and crew and watch the sets being changed.  Quite an experience.
Coming in May, also at The Center Across the Universe-A Celebration in Concert benefiting The orcas center featuring the music of the Beatles.  Another showcase of our incredible local talent with a cast and crew of 100 including the musical talents of Jim Bredouw, Martin Lund, Lek Thexton and Jeffrey Horton.  Coming May 8-9 & 15-16.at 7:30.  Opening Night Special Dinner before the show is at New leaf Café at a cost of $50 per person and includes show tickets. So much to do-so little time