Shangri La

Wednesday, June 7, a group of colleagues and friends gathered to dedicate a National Geodetic Survey monument in honor of the memory, educational commitment, and life of Michael Hoke, first Managing Director of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

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Photo courtesy of Shangri La

Every Wednesday until Aug. 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will be hosting family-friendly educational programs. These programs are included with the cost of admission. Space is limited for Wild Wednesday programs, so reserve a spot by calling (409) 670-0803 or online at shangrilagardens.org.

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It's Trash-Off time once again! The 22nd annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, located on Simmons Drive in Orange, Texas. This year's Community Trash-Off is presented by INVISTA and hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in collaboration with the City of Orange.

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Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center announced the death of Maxine, the beloved barred owl. Maxine died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 1, at the age of 14. Known as the gentle ambassador for Shangri La’s education department, Maxine had a place in the hearts of many in the community.

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Beginning Monday, March 14, at noon, due to current effects of inclement weather the Stark Cultural Venues and Administration Office of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation will be closed until further notice.

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Labeled “Too Big To Miss,” Orange will be buzzing this weekend with events featuring Broadway, art, and bugs. Yes, bugs.

Stark Cultural Venues will be right in the thick of things beginning Saturday, March 5, with David Rogers’ Big Bugs grand opening at Shangri La Gardens from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Michale Hoke

Educator and environmental champion Michael Hoke of Orange died Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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The Lutcher Theater, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) have joined together for an artistic collaboration of epic proportions. A festive evening of seasonal nature and magnificent music will come together Sunday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. for the Symphony at Shangri La in Orange.

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Chelsea Tipton II at Shangri La

The Lutcher Theater, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) have joined together for an artistic collaboration of epic proportions. On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m.

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