Now we're into this week, and tomorrow is chock-o-block with events. There is the Animal Welfare Auction, for one thing. A really fun event for a great cause. If you've been, you know, but if you've missed it, you've wished you hadn't, so just don't! Original art, cool items from local businesses (ahem, *cough* LOTS of local businesses), restaurant gift certificates, who knows what else? You will, if you show up! There, is that enough of a slightly Marsha-esque push in the right direction?
Annual Animal Welfare of Culebra Auction
Sat. Feb.12th 2:30 - 3:30- social and reviewing of items
3:30 - 5:30 Auction of local wares, crafts, art, gift certificates, services etc. etc.
It's a great afternoon of friends, food, & fantastic buys to save our local critters
$5 participation donation
Then you have time to go home with all your goodies, have a bite to eat and come back out for the concert at the ferry dock. From The Culebra Calendar, this is what we have to look forward to: "As part of their presentation at the Festival Casals - six musicians from one of the oldest orchestras in Germany will give a concert on Saturday February 12 at 7:00 pm at the Plaza of the island municipality of Culebra." This promises to be a really special evening, and you can read lots more about the orchestra here.
Again, from The Culebra Calendar:
|Yes, these look like our kind of musicians!|
Because of their love of outdoors sports and contact with nature the musicians of the Staatskapelle-Berlin enjoy visits to El Yunque and kayak expeditions. They are expect to take advantage of some free time again as soon arriving on Sunday from Paris, .
"This is the third time they have gone to Culebra, they love it, " says Collado Schwarz, "it has made an impact on them and the concert even more so, because they never have had open-air classical music. The island has a theater but I thought it would be better that the public could enjoy the music in the square, and it was more accessible. We posted signs announcing and people are ecstatic. "
In the concert, the musicians have added jazz pieces to the classical repertoire.
"He who has never listened to Mozart will now understand. For us, this visit is very important because music is one of the most important expressions in this time and with it we can internationalize Puerto Rico. It is vital to expose students to other things happening in the world, it is important for the people to exposed to a variety things, "concluded Collado Schwarz.
Ok, madame, is that enough culture for you?
If you don't know what Nutella is (and sadly, I went most of my life not knowing, until I moved to St. Croix, where, ohhappyday! I found it), you have a whole new taste joy ahead. If you have enjoyed Nutella before, here is your excuse, your official, albeit late, excuse to go get some. Get a spoon. Get started.
(By the way, here's a little factoid from the LAWeekly Blog I thought interesting: Because although Ferraro will tell you that all jars taste the same, they do not. Italian-made Nutella, which you can find in the crowded aisles at Bay Cities in Santa Monica, tastes different from the jars manufactured in North America. German-made Nutella (Alpine Village Bakery in Torrance) also tastes different, as does the Polish-made spread (Avakian's Grocery in Glendale).) There now, you can spoon up Nutella from around the world if you like.See how easy that is?
If this is yet not enough to get you started, if a spoon and a jar of Nutella aren't quite enough inspiration, if perhaps you are still debating the how and why of it, here are some helpful tips from the World Nutella Day page:
- Check out the hundreds of Nutella recipes – get creative!
- Types of Nutella Lovers and 50 Ways to Eat Nutella – get started eating!
- Top 10 Signs You’re Addicted to Nutella - get help if you’re addicted!
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- Discover My Favorite Nutella & _____ combination from the World Nutella Day community – get serious about creating your own favorite Nutella & ___ combo!
- Top 10 Reasons Nutella Is Better Than a Boyfriend – do you really need convincing?
- Learn how to say Happy Nutella Day in any language!