The Southern Cortes Community Association (SCCA) will be hosting the second annual Spring Equinox celebration on March 25. After hosting the event outside last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the celebration will move inside the hall, for a warmer experience.

Organizer Rebecca Thacker explained that the event is timed around the equinox which usually falls on March 21-22. The equinox marks the beginning of spring. Annually, Cortes Islanders consistently celebrate lunar holidays with the community gathering for events like Beltane contra dances in May and winter solstice light spirals in December.

Thacker spoke about last year’s traditions that would be returning, including activities for both adults and children.

“We still have the movie room for the kids, and the concession should be great. So this year the music and the live entertainment will be inside in the main hall.”

There is still a lot of room for participation and volunteering; Thacker said the main focus for the event is to bring Islanders together. 

“The main point is to get the community together and just celebrating together…it was really fun last year and we wanna do it again. ”

Local musicians Jessie Roy and Friends and the Cortes Drummers will be on stage. Annie Becker was just announced as a performer, as well. DJ Pom Poko will also be providing entertainment. The event is $7, kids admission is free, and the punch pass cards for Mansons Hall are redeemable at this community gathering. 

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