Eggs decorated by artist Lenka Glassner. Photo provided
The Orinda/Tabor Sister City Foundation will hold their second Dinner & Night at the Opera at 5 p.m. at the Orinda Community Center on Sunday, March 12.
The choice of "Rusulka" was made several months before it was announced as the New York Metropolitan Opera's current hit production. For $50 participants can have a dinner of Czech food and enjoy a film of the opera by Antonin Dvorak. The story is set in a fairytale world of a water nymph, prince, water goblin, foreign princess and witch. The dinner and opera evening is the March offering celebrating the Year of the Czechs in Orinda, and is part of O/TSCF's continuing dedication to Citizen Diplomacy as expressed by Sister Cities International.
O/TSCF raises funds to finance bringing a student to Miramonte High School for the fall term. The student is selected by a lengthy competition held in Tabor high schools.
The 2017-18 student has just been chosen. He is Marek Vybiral, and O/TSCF is in search of a host family for him. If you have an extra bed in the fall, hosting a visiting Czech student is said to be a wonderful experience. Hosts enjoy lots of support and testimonials from previous hosts. For more information, phone 925-254- 8260.
Additionally, as part of the continuing Year of the Czechs in Orinda, at 7 p.m. on March 23, in the Orinda community center, artist Lenka Glassner will present a lecture on the folk art of egg decorating. Hollowed out eggs are decorated with designs etched through paint. Glassner learned the traditional art as a child in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic from her mother.