Shangri La

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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Live Animal Show at Shangri La

Live Animal Show at Shangri La

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John James Audubon artwork

It’s the final chance to see two exhibitions at the Stark Museum of Art in Orange as Drawn to Life: Audubon’s Legacy and The Legacy Lives On will be on display through Saturday, July 25.

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Rick Lewandowksi, director of Shangri La, and Caleb Meadows, Granger Chevrolet

Al and Dean Granger of Granger Chevrolet have donat­ed a new high-efficiency elec­tric vehicle charging station to Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

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