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May 2014 • VOL 2, Issue 2


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ABOUT the Windjammer


About the Windjammer................................................ 1 Art Studios & Galleries................................................. 3 Business & Community............................................. 15 Classes & Workshops......................................... 12-13 Community Calendar............................................... 8-9 Crossword....................................................................6 Farmers Markets..........................................................5 Home & Garden........................................................ 14 Puget Sound Bites......................................... 2, 10-11 Kids Programs & Activities.................................. 16-17 Sudoku.........................................................................8 Thrift Stores & Food Banks....................................... 18 Take the Bus................................................................7 Washington State Ferries Schedules........................... 6 Wineries & Distilleries.................................................. 4 Advertise with us!...................................................... 19

Tessa Huey and Carrie Fong, Publisher & Owners Katrina Riddle, Managing Editor Jeremiah Donier, Designer & Assistant Editor Dear Readers, Thank you for picking up a FREE copy of the Windjammer! We are proud to announce the online debut on Whidbey Island’s most comprehensive Resource Guide:! To view the online edition of Windjammer visit www. This guide was first set sail by Katrina Riddle, former owner of MJC Copy & Stationary in Coupeville. She wanted to offer local residents with limited internet access a printed resource guide. In the course of filling the publication to the brim with all sorts of events, activities and services, Katrina decided to call it the “Windjammer”. Why the Windjammer? It is in honor of the grandest of merchant sailing ships ever built. Forged out of iron and steel in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century; the Windjammers were faster and more efficient than their wooden predecessors, and just as fast and much more economical than steam-powered ships. Plus, Windjammers could out-sail smaller ships, even when they were jam-packed full of valuable cargoes. In November 2013, MJC was sold to Whidbey Island resident, Tessa Huey, and the name was changed to Swift Copies. Tessa wanted to continue in Katrina’s footsteps by offering quality in-print and on-line information to Whidbey Island residents. Katrina has stayed on board as a managing editor, and with addition of assistant editor and designer, Jeremiah Donier, we are endeavoring to bring you an new revised monthly guide filled with local events, activities and services - for FREE! So whether you like to surf the web, or you want to read the Windjammer from the comfort of your deck chair, we hope that you continue to find both this publication and VisitWhidbeyToday great resources. Stay tuned for more improvements as we help chart your next adventure on Whidbey Island. Anchors Away! ~2

Search the Windjammer for three ads matching all the three partial images below. Be the first one to email or call us with the three correct discoveries and win a prize. The reward is a true treasure; a gift certificate to Coupeville’s Ciao Restaurant for ANY Pizza up to a $12.00 value. Contact us via swiftcopy1@, 360.678.8422 or Swift Copies at 302 W Main St in Coupeville. Prize must be claimed by the 25 day of the current issue month. Limit one prize per reader within a 52 week period.

Puget Sound Bites Our feature article is by Vincent Nattress, Coupeville resident. He posts a blog to Mr. Nattress worked as a chef, in Washington, France and California’s Napa Valley for over 25 years. He and his wife Tyla and their two daughters, Maggie Rose and Molly, do their best to take full advantage of the bounties of the Puget Sound.

The Taste of Early Summer on Whidbey

June 25, 2013 by Vincent Nattress Nothing is as ephemeral or as potentially banal as summer squash. As a teenage cook, working in not-sofine-dining restaurants on this island I cooked a lot of zucchini every summer. I think the chef I worked for chose zucchini as our perpetual “vegetable of the day” because it was inexpensive and easy to cook. Trucked in from California, it was sort of fresh, and by that I mean it wasn’t frozen and it wasn’t canned. And we certainly didn’t show it a lot of love: We would make up a mixture of sautéed red onion, canned tomato and “Italian seasoning” and sauté it all up together. Zucchini came to represent to me the thing you put on a

plate because you had a space to fill, the thing that you gave to your guest because you hadn’t thought about it very hard or because you didn’t know what else to do or because you thought it was good enough. I hated zucchini by the time I was 18. And then, when I was 22, I went to study in Avignon. And because the program leaders knew I was training to be a chef, they placed me in a host family where the mom was known to be a good cook. Mrs. Seghieri was, indeed, quite a good cook. She cooked for me five nights a week and I have to say I loved almost everything she made. On Friday and Saturday nights all of the students were left to fend for themselves. We would return from our weekend adventures on Sunday evenings, and it was usual for our — continued on page 10

Art Studios & Galleries Brackenwood Gallery 360.221.2978 302 First St Langley, WA 98260 Callahan’s Firehouse Glass Blowing 360.221.1242 179 2nd St Langley, WA 98260 Cook on Clay Flameware 888.951.1194 640 Patmore Rd Coupeville, WA 98239 Garry Oak Gallery 360.240.0222 830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Hellebore Glass Studio 360.221.2067 308 1st St Langley, WA 98260 Island Ceramics Dona Dausey 360.675.4834 428 E Wilderness Way Oak Harbor WA 98277 Island Art Glass 360.321.2524 2062 Newman Rd Langley, WA 98260 Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books 360.221.0477 PO Box 376 Clinton, WA 98236 MUSEO 360.221.7737 215 First St Langley, WA 98260 Add your art! email us @

Greenbank Farm Art Galleries 765 Wonn Rd Greenbank, WA 98253 Artworks Gallery 360.678.1871 or 360.222.3010 Raven Rocks Gallery & Gifts 360.221.8745 Rob Schouten Gallery 360.222.3070 Music for the Eyes 360.221.4525 314 First St Langley, WA 98260 Pacific Northwest Art School 360.678.3396 15 NW Birch St Coupeville, WA 98239 Paint Escape 360.331.3166 1664 Main St Freeland WA 98249 Paint Your World 360.679.4115 860 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor WA 98277 Penn Cove Gallery 360.678.1176 9 NW Front St Coupeville WA 98239 Whidbey Art Gallery 360.221.7675 220 Second St Langley, WA 98260 Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio 360.637.4690 813 Edgecliff Dr. Langley, WA 98260 Windjammer Gallery 360.678.9200 22 NW Front St Coupeville WA 98239

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Wineries & distilleries Blooms Winery | 360.331.4084 Ken & Virginia Bloom, Owners & Winemakers 5302 S East Harbor Rd | Freeland, WA 98249

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Flyers Restaurant & Brewery | 360.675.5858 Jason Tritt, Owner & Manager Tony Savoy, Owner & Brewer 32295 State Route 20 | Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Greenbank Cellars 360.678.3964 Betty Rayle, Owner David Moore, Winemaker 3112 Day Rd | Greenbank, WA 98253

Holmes Harbor Cellars | 360.331.3544 Greg & Theresa Martinez, Owners & Winemakers 4591 S Honeymoon Bay Rd | Greenbank, WA 98253

Ott & Murphy Wines | 360.221.7131 Eric Murphy & David Ott, Owners & Winemakers 204 First St | Langley, WA 98260

Spoiled Dog Winery | 360.321.6226 Karen & Jack Krug, Owners & Winemakers 5881 Maxwelton Rd | Langley, WA 98260

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Whidbey Island Distillery | 360.321.4715 Heising Family, Owners Steve Heising, Distiller 3466 Craw Rd | Langley, WA 98260

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Farmers markets Oak Harbor Public Market


May 15 to September 25 Thursdays 4 to 7 pm 32630 State Route 20, Visitor Center 360.678.4288



Coupeville Farmers Market


Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm April 5 to October 25 788 NW Alexander St, behind Library 360.678.4288

Oak Harbor

Greenbank Farm & Flea Market


June 2 to September 28 Sundays 11 am to 3 pm Off Hwy 525 at 765 Wonn Road www,



Bayview Farmers Market


April 26 to October 25 Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm Off Hwy 525 on Bayview Rd 360.321.4302


S. Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market




May 4 to October 26 Sundays 11 am to 2 pm Off Hwy 525 on 2812 Thompson Rd 360.341.4456

Langley Second Street Market



June 6 to September 26 Fridays 4 pm to 7 pm 2nd Street, downtown Langley

Clinton Thursday Market July 3 to August 28 Thursdays 3:30 to 7:00 pm 6411 Central Ave, Community Hall

Local Commerce | Agriculture | Recreation | Natural Resource Stewardship

Wine Shop | Whidbey Pies Cafe | Cheese & Spe­cial­ties | + 3 Art Gal­leries! | 765 Wonn Road | Greenbank, WA 98253 | 360.678.7700


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Greenbank Farm is a community-founded nonprofit organization which manages 151 acres of publicly owned space and an historic farm, located at the center of Whidbey Island. We are building programs that teach by example that: • environmental stewardship is a necessary part of sustainable agriculture and commerce • agriculture is a necessary part of a healthy economy • nutritious food is a necessary part of a healthy life, made healthier by outdoor recreation • and that community is what keeps it all in balance.

Whether you visit for a couple of hours, come for the day, book a wedding here, make a regular stop, or take part in our Organic Farm School, we hope you come with curiosity and leave with a deeper understanding of how human activity can work WITH the natural world instead of in spite of it. 5 ~ May 2014

washington state ferries schedules Washington State Ferries

Two ferry routes connect with Whidbey Island: Coupeville and Clinton. The Spring 2014 sailing schedule for each is provided as a courtesy to our readers. Fares: the price varies according to route, vehicle size, and passenger type. You can pre-purchase a ferry ticket by visiting Cash, travelers checks and major credit cards are accepted as payment at the tollbooth. LOADING: Walk-on passengers, including bicyclists and persons carrying kayaks or canoes normally load first. Vehicles should be in line at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time and are loaded in order of arrival with a few exceptions. PEAK TIMES & SEASON: Waiting times during commuting hours, on weekends, holidays, and the summer season can extend several hours. Use the provided ferry lanes when needed, and be prepared to wait. Linecutters into ferry queues may be reported to 877-764-4376.

Northwest’s Newspaper

rday Crossword 4/7/12

Mukilteo / Clinton

Crossing Time: approximately 30 minutes

Crossing Time: approximately 20 minutes

Early Spring: April 6 to May 10 From Coupeville

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From Mukilteo 5:05 am M-F 3:00 pm 5:35 am M-F 3:30 pm 6:00 am 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 6:30 am M-F 7:00 am 5:00 pm 7:30 am M-F 5:30 pm 8:00 am 6:00 pm 8:30 am 6:30 pm 9:00 am 7:00 pm 9:30 am 7:35 pm 10:00 am 8:00 pm 10:30 am 8:25 pm 11:00 am 9:00 pm 11:30 am 9:25 pm SSH Noon 10:00 pm 12:30 pm 10:20 pm Sat 1:00 pm 11:00 pm 1:30 pm Midnight 2:00 pm 1:05 2:30 pm

From Clinton 4:40 am M-F 2:30 pm 5:10 am M-F 3:00 pm 5:30 am 3:30 pm 6:00 am M-F 4:00 pm 6:30 am 4:30 pm 7:00 am M-F 5:00 pm 7:30 am 5:30 pm 8:00 am 6:00 pm 8:30 am 6:30 pm 9:00 am 7:00 pm 9:30 am 7:30 pm 10:00 am 8:00 pm 10:30 am 8:30 pm 11:00 am 8:55 pm SSH 11:30 am 9:30 pm Noon 9:50 pm Sat 12:30 pm 10:30 pm 1:00 pm 11:30 pm 1:30 pm 12:30 am 2:00 pm

M-F = Monday thru Friday ONLY • Sat=Saturday ONLY SSH = Saturday/Sunday/Memorial Day

ExFSS = Except Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays FriSat = Fridays and Saturdays ONLY • FSS = Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays ONLY

Reservations: Are strongly recommended for all vehicles on the Coupeville route. Visit Extreme tidal conditions may interrupt service on this route. NEW FERRY! On Saturday, June 8, there will be a community celebration of “Tokitae” the new Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry. It will carry 144 vehicles and go into service with the summer sailing schedule. Stay tuned to the Clinton Chamber of Commerce website for details, For more information on Washington State Ferries call 888-808-7977 or visit Answers on page 8

UNDER THE SEA Across 1. One who pretends to be something he is not 6. Cruise or Hanks, e.g. 9. A tropical South American monkey 13. Far beyond norm 14. Bleat 15. Floor covering 16. Slanted or listed 17. Bow shape 18. Tripod 19. *Pinching crustacean 21. *Underwater flower 23. Make lacework 24. Go cold turkey 25. International Monetary Fund 28. Holier than who? 30. A hand tool for drawing angles, pl. 35. “Yes, ____!” 37. “Layla” singersongwriter 39. Roman king’s abode 40. A fit of shivering 41. On fishing pole, pl. 43. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” 44. Whatchamacallit 46. Relating to the ear 47. Caricatured 48. *Octopuses 50. On top of





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52. Put to the test 53. Duds or threads 55. Wound fluid 57. Ancient wind instrument 61. *Daryl Hannah in “Splash” 65. Archeologist’s find 66. Maiden name indicator 68. _____ Domingo 69. Kiwanis and Elks groups, e.g. 70. Even (poetic) 71. _____ Park, CO 72. Contributions to the poor 73. H1N1, e.g. 74. Crevice stuffers


1. Door sign 2. Margarine 3. Back wound? 4. German surrealist Max 5. Knocks on the door, e.g. 6. Ski lift 7. *Rowboat propeller 8. Reverted to China in ‘99 9. Now Thailand 10. In addition 11. Type of eye? 12. ____ of Man 15. Move unsteadily 20. Olden days anesthetic 22. Writing point of pen 24. Eternal sleep 25. Idealized image

26. Ex-Laker Johnson 27. He sold his soul to Mephistopheles 29. Popular dunking cookie 31. A sails-shaped constellation 32. It borders Mediterranean and Red seas 33. *The Titanic was one of these 34. *Spongebob’s airbreathing friend 36. Office communique 38. Paper holder 42. *A peri_____ lets a submariner see above water 45. Light studies 49. Charged particle 51. Florence Nightingale and the like 54. Thief, Yiddish 56. New show with Debra Messing 57. *Black and white killer? 58. Independent unit of life 59. Obama to Harvard Law School, e.g. 60. Barbequed anatomy 61. Carte du jour 62. Not in favor 63. Individual unit 64. Sleep in a convenient place 67. *It can be electric

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The Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle provides transportation between Whidbey Island and Sea-Tac Airport, with several community stops along the way. For schedules, fares, and route information visit Call 360.679.4003 or 877.679.4003 to make reservations.

TAKE THE BUS - on the Island

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No Ferry Lines! Affordable | Reliable | Comfortable

Local bus service is provided by Island Transit. Their website says: “Don’t worry about exact change, tickets, or transfers - just hop on board and enjoy!” This means that all Island Transit buses are FREE! Island Transit’s hours of operation are from 3:45am to 7:45pm, Monday through Friday and 7:15am to 7:00pm on Saturdays. No service on Sundays. Buses do not operate on these days: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

7 days a week Shuttles and limousines for any occasion!

All Island Transit buses are wheelchair accessible! Paratransit buses are also available for registered, eligible persons of disability who are unable to use the regular bus service. For more information visit, email, or call 360.678.7771 or 800-240-8747.


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Island Transit offers bus routes to all the communities on Whidbey Island, as well as a connection to Skagit Transit. Route 1 connects to most of the island, and is recommend for riders planning to travel north or south. A normal weekday schedule (Saturdays not included) and map is provided as a courtesy to our readers. BOLD times are Express Buses. This is not a complete list of all available times and destinations. To learn more about bus routes that serve Whidbey Island, please visit, or ask a bus driver for South to Clinton a “Riders Schedule” as you board.

North to Oak Harbor Clinton ----6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:15 am 10:15 am 11:15 am 12:15 pm 1:15 pm 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 3:45 pm 4:15 pm 4:45 pm 5:15 pm 5:45 pm 6:15 pm 6:45 pm 7:15 pm 7:50 pm

Freeland Greenbank Coupeville ----5:05 am ----6:05 am 6:17 am 6:28 am 6:43 am 7:17 am 7:28 am 7:43 am 8:17 am 8:28 am 8:50 am 9:35 am 9:51 am 10:10 am 10:35 am 10:51 am 11:10 am 11:35 am 11:51 am 12:10 pm 12:35 pm 12:51 pm 1:10 pm 1:35 pm 1:51 pm 2:10 pm 2:35 pm 2:51 pm 3:10 pm 3:35 pm 3:51 pm 4:10 pm 4:05 pm 4:15 pm 4:30 pm 4:35 pm 4:51 pm 5:10 pm 5:05 pm 5:15 pm 5:30 pm 5:35 pm 5:51 pm 6:10 pm 6:05 pm 6:15 pm --6:35 pm 6:51 pm 7:10 pm 7:05 pm 7:15 pm --7:45 pm 8:01 pm 8:20 pm 8:05 pm 8:15 pm ---

Oak Harbor 5:40 am 6:40 am 7:15 am 8:15 am 9:20 am 10:40 am 11:40 am 12:40 pm 1:40 pm 2:40 pm 3:40 pm 4:40 pm --5:40 pm --6:40 pm --7:40 pm -------

Oak Harbor ----4:15 am 4:45 am 5:15 am --6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm --2:00 pm --3:00 pm --4:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:40 pm 7:40 pm

Coupeville Greenbank Freeland 3:45 am 4:00 am 4:10 am 4:15 am 4:30 am 4:40 am 4:32 am 4:47 am 5:00 am 5:05 am 5:20 am 5:30 am 5:32 am 5:47 am 6:00 am 6:05 am 6:20 am 6:30 am 6:27 am 6:42 am 6:58 am 7:27 am 7:42 am 7:58 am 8:27 am 8:42 am 8:58 am 9:27 am 9:42 am 9:58 am 10:27 am 10:42 am 10:58 am 11:27 am 11:42 am 11:58 am 12:27 pm 12:42 pm 12:58 pm 1:27 pm 1:42 pm 1:58 pm 1:45 pm 2:00 pm 2:17 pm 2:27 pm 2:42 pm 2:58 pm 3:00 pm 3:15 pm 3:31 pm 3:27 pm 3:42 pm 3:58 pm 3:45 pm 4:00 pm 4:16 pm 4:35 pm 4:50 pm 4:58 pm 5:27 pm 5:42 pm 5:58 pm 6:27 pm 6:42 pm 6:58 pm 7:07 pm ----8:07 pm -----

Clinton 4:30 am 5:00 am 5:20 am 5:50 am 6:20 am 6:50 am 7:20 am 8:20 am 9:20 am 10:20 am 11:20 am 12:20 pm 1:20 pm 2:20 pm 3:00 pm 3:20 pm 3:45 pm 4:20 pm 4:30 pm 5:20 pm 6:20 pm 7:20 pm -----

Monroe Landing & Arnold Rd

OAK HARBOR Harbor Station

COUPEVILLE Main St Park & Ride

Route 1 Northbound Route 1 Northbound EXPRESS route

Greenbank Store


South Whidbey State Park

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Answers on page 8

Community CALENDAR Friday, May 2

Friday, May 9

MayFaire! 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Whidbey Island Waldorf School 6335 Old Pietila Rd | Clinton Bring your whole family to this annual festival celebrating Spring on Whidbey Island with games, crafts, food, music & more!

Native American Story Telling 8:00 pm Pacific Rim Institute 180 Parker Rd | Coupeville Lou LaBombard, member of the Seneca Nation and the Penn Cove Water Festival Association, will tell stories from Native American oral traditions including the Northwest Coastal groups, that will keep the entire family enthralled. Come rain or shine.

Saturday, May 3

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Oak Bowl & Mario’s Pizza 31 SE Midway Blvd | Oak Harbor Make a big impact for kids in need. Bigs, Littles, moms, dads, local businesses, Navy members, teachers and community leaders are bowling side by side to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring services. Whidbey Island Coop Tour 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Oak Harbor to Clinton 5th annual self guided tour, gives poultry enthusiasts an opportunity to see a variety of innovative & clever coops, meet with folks to talk chickens, ducks, & other fowl. Tickets $10 per carpool available at Bayview Farm & Garden in Langley or Skagit Farmer’s Supply in Oak Harbor & Freeland. Proceeds go to Rock ‘n Doodle 4-H Poultry Club’s community education efforts and supports 4-H in Island County.

WAIF SHELTER FACILITIES Adoption Hours Wed-Sun 12pm-4pm WAIF Coupeville Shelter 20168 SR 20 • 360-678-5816

Thursday, May 8 to Saturday, May 10

Prairie Open House 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Pacific Rim Institute WAIF Freeland Cat Adoption Center 180 Parker Rd | Coupeville 1801 B Scott Rd • 360-331-2808 WAIF Oak Harbor Cat Adoption Center The prairie is in bloom and we want to share 50 NE Midway Blvd • 360-279-1244 it. Lowland prairie is our state’s fastest City of Oak Harbor Holding Facility disappearing ecosystem. Naturalists will Call for hours • 360-279-0829 take you off trail into the heart of the prairie Lost and stray services only. No adoptions. to tell about the natural history, the present WAIF RETAIL LOCATIONS state and the future plans for native lowland Hours of Operation prairie here at the Pacific Rim Institute. Mon - Sat 10am-5pm* • Sun 12pm-4pm Donation Hours Mon-Sat 11am-4pm Daily Tours at 10 am, 4 pm and 7 pm. WAIF Oak Harbor Thrift Store WORKSOURCE JOB FAIR 50 NE Midway Blvd • 360-279-9504 Noon to 4:00 pm View Available Pets WAIF Freeland Thrift Store 155 NE Ernst St | Oak Harbor 1660 Roberta Ave • 360-331-2818 WorkSource Whidbey is hosting a one-day BaRC Re-tail in Coupeville job fair at the Elks Lodge. All job seekers Volunteer Info 20018 SR 20 • 360-682-5452 are welcome. Bring your résumé and be 360-678-0208 *BaRC open only Mon-Sat 10am-5pm prepared to interview for jobs. ~8

Saturday, May 10

Penn Cove Water Festival 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Historic Waterfront | Coupeville Activities for the entire family and features annual Northwest tribal canoe races, native arts and crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, native music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, youth activities, and our famous salmon tacos. Art show at the Coupeville Recreation Hall featuring some talented Northwest Native American and Native American theme artists. Spring Dinner & Auction 5:30 to 9:30 pm 155 NE Ernst St | Oak Harbor Oak Harbor Christian School’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Come and enjoy a fun evening with friends at the OH Elks Lodge for dinner and a live and silent auction. Everybody welcome! “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” To Sing Along With Eileen? 7:00 to 9:00 pm 20103 Highway 525 | Freeland Whidbey Islanders love to sing and here’s a golden opportunity for some fun. Sing songs from some wonderful musicals (lyrics provided), with the effervescent Eileen Soskin at the piano, leading the singing. Enjoy tunes from My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Oklahoma, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Free admission with free raffle drawing with several very special gifts. Donations accepted to raise awareness and money for the Veterans Resource Center.

Sunday, May 11

State Parks free day! 8:00 am to Dusk Its spring “free day” a Discover Pass is not required to visit the following state parks: Deception Pass State Park

Community CALENDAR 41020 SR 20 | Oak Harbor Fort Casey State Park 1280 Engle Rd | Coupeville Fort Ebey State Park 400 Hill Valley Dr | Coupeville Joseph Whidbey State Park Swantown Road | Oak Harbor South Whidbey Island State Park 4128 S Smugglers Cove Rd | Freeland Free days apply only to day use only. NOT overnight stays nor rented facilities. Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Concert Noon to 4:00 pm Meerkerk Gardens 3531 Meerkerk Ln | Greenbank Come and hear Harper Tasche perform on his antique instruments playing folk music, specializing in the harp. Bring your blanket, wine, cheese and lunch. Wine & Rhodies 4:00 to 6:00 pm Meerkerk Gardens 3531 Meerkerk Ln | Greenbank Set the tone of your weekend, join us at Meerkerk for a most pleasant start to your Saturday night. Stroll thru Whidbey Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Gem to enjoy the blossoms whilst sipping wine and nibbling savory appetizers. Or come to mingle with new friends and old in this peaceful woodland setting.

Friday, May 16 & Saturday, May 17 The Rural Characters Concert 7:30 to 9:30 pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave | Langley Four fellas from Clinton started playing music together in 1997: Gordy Adams, Tom Fisher, Randy Hudson and Tom Walker. These guys put on a good show, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re funny and have really big hearts. Concert raises funds to subsidize Local Artist Series.

Saturday, May 17

Whidbey Wounded Warrior 5K 8:00 am to 11:00 am Windjammer Park 1600 S Beeksma Dr | Oak Harbor Get your running shoes and set the date! The Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K is coming to Oak Harbor! The goal is to raise funds and awareness for our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wounded Warriors. All ages and levels of

fitness are encouraged to come. Whether you are walking, jogging or running this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about how fast you can do it but rather to show support for the men and women in the United States Military. that you are there to support. Tire Recycling Event 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Transfer Station | 20018 SR 20 | Coupeville Got tires cluttering your yard or garage? Tires are a breeding ground for mosquitoes, 1000s hatch each year from single puddle a single tire! Recycle passenger car and light truck tires at a reduced rate of: $2.25 each off rim; $4.00 on rim. Accepting fairly clean, i.e. not full of dirt or styrofoam. Make arrangements for loads of 100+ tires. Sorry NO large truck, tractor, or airplane tires. WSU Waste Wise & Beach Watchers volunteers assisting with event. For more info contact Janet Hall 360.678.7974, 360.321.5111 x7974 or Meals on Wheels Walk-a-thon 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Road | Greenbank Senior Services of Island County is hosting a Walk-a-thon, to support Meals on Wheels, at the Farm. The walkathon is a fun and fit activity for walkers of all ages and abilities. Options include a 5k or 1 mile walk, or a shorter kids run/walk. Proceeds benefit SSIC Meals on Wheels.

Saturday, May 24

Annual Memorial Day Parade, Concert & Town Picnic 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Town Park | Coupeville Parade begins on South Main Street and proceeds down Main to Front & Alexander Streets then on to Town Park. Remembrance service at Town Park at approximately 12 pm followed by a musical salute to the armed services. Free hot dogs, drinks and ice cream until gone.

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families to have left dinner there for us to eat by ourselves (the Seghieris usually had dinner with their own, grown kids on Sundays).

A jungle of Ronde de Nice squash blossoms and their developing squashlets On one particular Sunday, I will never forget returning to find the oddest supper I had ever seen: A turned out frittata of egg, potato and onion sitting in the middle of the table like a cake, a bowl of green salad and a pan of cook zucchini. To that point in my life I had never thought that a cold egg dish was an appropriate thing to serve someone for dinner, but that was not the most disappointing part of the meal I had been left. The worst part was the zucchini, or courgette as the French would call it: They were grey and cold, and they were cooked to the point where I could crush them into a pulp with the back of a spoon. I was horrified. Oh God, I thought, I can never eat this! But I did eat it – because I was raised to always try the food I am offered – and it was a true revelation to me. It was unequivocally delicious in its flavorful mushiness. I could not believe how good it tasted, so much so that I made a point of asking Mrs. Seghieri how she had cooked it. She just shrugged and said she had cooked like everyone does; with olive oil, garlic, parsley and water. Of course she had cooked the bejesus out of it, cooking it about five times longer than I would have. The French cook most of their vegetable a ~ 10

lot more than modern, west coast American would ever even consider cooking them. Ask a French cook and they will tell you that most of the “cooked” vegetables Americans eat are decidedly cru in their estimation. (By and large the way the French cook vegetables has a positive effect not only on their flavor but on their digestibility. Several of us who were exchange students in the south of France that year commented to one another about how incredibly well we pooed… but perhaps that is the subject for a different blog.) The other thing that made that revelatory squash experience so delicious – and it took me a few years to figure this out – was that Mrs. Seghieri was not cooking the same, mass production, long-haul zucchini that I has used to back in rural Washington in the 1980′s: She had bought her courgettes from a small, local vegetable vender, and they came from close by, and the variety of squash that farmer grew was not selected for its deep green color or its shiny skin or the fact that it was all uniform in shape or that it transported well. It was selected because he and his customers were going to have to eat it and so it was important that they liked the way it tasted. A few years later in, then living in Napa Valley, I would grow my own ronde de nice heirloom, French, summer squash and I would learn that when you take them right from the plant they practically vibrate with life. You see, they are absolutely bristling with millions of tiny, spiky hairs that disappear within a very short time after harvesting them. If you find summer squash at the farmers’ market that still have that bloom tiny needles on them, you will know that you have found some truly fresh squash. And so I have become a devote of the lovely, ephemeral summer squash. I love the sweetness of it finely chopped and sautéed simply in olive oil and garlic so that I can add it to risotto, right at the end. I love it cut in half, scored and grilled to a deep brown with salt & pepper. I love it shaved into ribbons and tossed simply in olive oil, lemon, salt and parsley and topped with a shaving of pecorino. But the thing I look forward to the most – and perhaps it is because it is the first thing I get to enjoy each season – are squash blossoms, simply filled and fried tempura style. That to me smacks of the first taste of summer. The best way to get squash blossoms, because they are sooooo fragile, is to grow

a few plants yourself. You will need to know before you harvest your blossoms that there are male and female blossoms. The male blossoms (like all male things) are only there to pollinate the females, so these are the ones to harvest. Leave the females behind and they will give you the squash to enjoy about a week later. (I had a friend whose Italian grandmother had told him the female blossoms were poisonous, a good way to get a not-so-observant grandchild to pay attention and not destroy your squash harvest!) Here is a favorite recipe of mine, for squash blossoms and Dungeness crab. Nothing could be more “summer on Whidbey” than this dish. Cheers!

Dungeness Crab Stuffed Summer Squash Blossoms This recipe is going to seem a lot more complex than it is. Really it just involves making a gravy-like sauce called a Velouté, folding whipped egg whites and crab into that sauce, and then sticking that inside the natural envelop that fresh squash blossoms provide. Tempura batter, with is used to coat the outside of the blossom with a crispy crust, is very easy to make. In fact, you can make a large batch of the dry mix to have on hand, and use it to crispify innumerable other things, such as summer veggies. Ingredients for 8 guests: Tempura Mix: 1C Corn starch 4C Cake flour 1 Tbls. Baking powder 2 tsp. Salt Sparkling water, enough to adjust to the correct consistency 1 Dungeness Crab, cooked, about 1.75 pounds, picked meat thereof 8 large summer squash blossoms 2 tsp. Butter ½ C. Fennel bulb, finely chopped 1 Shallot, finely chopped 1 tsp. Garlic, finely chopped 2 tsp. AP Flour 1/3 C. Milk 2 Tbls. Crab butter ¼ tsp. Thyme leaves 1 tsp. Chives, chopped 2 eggs, separated, whites whipped to soft peaks, yolks reserved salt & white pepper to taste Optional: Fennel Pollen to garnish

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Thursday, May 8 Managing Water Resources 1:00 to 2:30 pm Freeland Library Don Lee, Island County Water Resources Advisory Committee chairman and Doug Kelly, Island County hydrogeologist, provide an informal discussion on the topic of water resource management. Learn about the science behind the regulations, and the challenges we face in protecting our water for future generations.

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Whidbeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favorite Birds 10:00 to 11:30 am Langley Library Learn more about the beautiful birds of Whidbey Island, in this lively illustrated presentation by Frances Wood. Author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West,â&#x20AC;? she is also an award-winning newspaper columnist and scriptwriter for â&#x20AC;&#x153;BirdNoteâ&#x20AC;? heard daily on public radio. National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 1:00 to 4:00 pm Freeland Library Learn from Master Gardener Don Lee about fire resistant landscaping and water conservation. Other local speakers and activities will address wildfire preparedness making your community a safer place.

Monday, May 12

Like2Hike? 1:00 to 2:00 pm Freeland Library Experienced hiking guide and long distance trekker Maribeth Crandell will help you prepare for your next hiking adventure. Hike with kids, dogs, or go it alone with confidence. Get ideas about where, when, who, how and what to expect in the wild.

Tuesday, May 13 How to Finance Your Business 11:00 am to 1:00 pm WiFire Cafe | 1651 Main St | Freeland Need to know about SBA loans? Lines of credit? Startup funding? Local lending options? Get a little help navigating the world of business finance. RSVP the Island County Economic Development Council at or call 360.678.6889.

Wednesday, May 14

Prevent the Spread oF Aquatic Invaders 5:30 to 7:00 pm Oak Harbor Library Learn about aquatic invasive weeds and how to prevent their spread. Artist and filmmaker Betty Bastai presents a video titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;CLEAN - DRAIN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DRY.â&#x20AC;? Follow these steps at every lake and river to prevent the spread of invasive species and noxious weeds. Janet Stein, Island County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator, presents information on the problem aquatic weeds in Island County.

Monday Morning Knitters 10:00 to 11:00 am Oak Harbor Library Discover the joy of learning how to knit! Knitters of all levels welcome. Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.

Thursday, May 15

The Salish Bounty: Traditional Native Foods of Puget Sound 1:30 to 3:00 pm Coupeville Library Learn about how local Indian tribes enjoyed a diverse diet of wild vegetables, herbs, roots, berries and animal protein. Presented by Rick Castellano of the Island County Historical Society.

Twelve Months In Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cascades 6:30 to 7:30 pm Langley Library Typical travel guidebooks portray a world of sunny perfect Saturdays. The Twelve Months visits to three lakes in Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cascades with in vivid photos highlighting the year-round glories of Nature. Enjoy an

Geek Speak - Polaris & Beyond 1:30 to 3:30 pm Coupeville Library Develop skills that make finding and requesting materials in the Sno-Isle Libraries catalog a breeze. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also get tips on managing your requests, and learn how to use other free library resources to get the most out of your library card.

Classes & Workshops evening of beautiful photography presented by Tom Trimbath, writer, photographer, hiker, skier, and chicken adventurer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lazy manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way to go beyond the day hike.â&#x20AC;?

Saturday, May 17

What Does a Doula Do? 10:00 to 11:30 am Freeland Library Meet a group of doulas who share their passion for supporting women becoming mothers and what role a doula can play in helping her achieve her goals for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. This is not a sit in your seat and fall asleep kind of talk! Bug Safari Adventure 2:00 to 3:00 pm Oak Harbor Library For kids ages 5 and up is a fascinating look at the world of insects and spiders with hands-on discovery featuring live arthropods in secure habitats. Learn about insects, arachnids, millipedes and centipedes. Discover library resources about insects and spiders of all types.

Sunday, May 18

Raised Beds and Cloches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Master Gardener Ed. Series 1:00 to 2:30 pm Greenbank Farm Learn how to use cloches to keep your plants warm and pest free plus how and why to do raised bed gardening. Presenter Bill Cromley is a Master Gardener from Bend, Oregon where temperatures and soil vary widely. This free seminar qualifies for Master Gardener continuing education credit.

Monday, May 19 Treasures of Syria-An Illustrated Talk by Rich Thom 1:00 to 2:30 pm Coupeville Library See Syria, for millennia a Middle East crossroads, in a rare look just months before the current war began. Historic sites, its culture and people. Astronomy for Everyone 6:30 to 8:00 pm Oak Harbor Library Island County Astronomical Society is dedicated to general astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. Each

meeting includes presentations of basic astronomy principles and other select topics. No experience necessary.

Friday, May 23

Keep the Creativity Flowing: For New and Experienced Artists 10:00 am to Noon Freeland Library Join other local artists to participate in informal sharing, discussion and creation of your artwork. Take advantage of the group energy for inspiration and new ideas. Group meets monthly each 4th Friday.



Saturday, May 24

Sharing the Trails 9:00 am to Noon Greenbank Farm Because dogs give us clues about how they are feeling and what might be about to happen in an interaction, the Farm offers a workshop with local companion dog trainer, Carol Gannaway. Designed for anyone who walks the Farm or is thinking about doing so, it is limited to humans (no dogs). Participants will first watch a presentation on a wide variety of dog postures and behaviors, and then head out to the trails to observe how they show up there.


Thursday, May 29

Geek Speak - Zinio Magazines 1:30 to 3:30 pm Coupeville Library Did you know that Sno-Isle Libraries provides access to hundreds of electronic versions of magazines? Learn how to download copies of your favorite digital magazines straight to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Poetry Night! With Jim Freeman 6:30 to 8:00 pm Langley Library Could you write a poem in 20 minutes? Do you love the wonder of words? Join us for a celebration of poetry and fun with Jim Freeman, Drew Kampion, Barton Cole, and Robin Barre. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll share some of their poetical works and then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for a Poetry Slam, with cool prizes for the best poetry written that evening. Come join the fun!

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Business & Community Coupe’s Last Stand Opens Memorial Day Weekend Coupe’s Last Stand is opening for the season Memorial Day weekend. Stop by starting Friday, May 23 at our spot on the corner of Alexander and Front Street. Hotdogs, bratwurst and polish sausage will be on the grill, and three variety of Field Roast veggie dogs. Top them off with some sauerkraut and grilled onions. The dogs will be ready by 11:30--come for an early lunch. We will be open from 11:30 to 3:30. Check us out on Facebook often for new menu items and specialty dog options. Breakfast at Front Street Grill? You read that correctly! Beginning Saturday June 26, we will be offering breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Full Menu is available online at www., But just to give you a sneak peak here are a few of the items we will be offering: Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake Benedict, Homemade Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Greek Yogurt Parfait with homemade granola, Chorizo Egg Burrito. Front Street Grill, 20 NW Front Street, Coupeville, 360682-2551. Registration Open: Whidbey Island Writers Conference Early bird registration is now open for the annual Whidbey Island Writers Conference, October 24-26 in Coupeville. Register before May 15 for $335; May 16-Aug. 15, $350; after Aug. 15, $365. Whidbey Island Writers Association member registration: $300. To register visit www.nila. edu/wiwc/registration. NPS Dragon Boat Team Tsunami Captures 3rd in Olympia Race! NPS Dragon Boat Club’s Team Tsunami, in its debut race as a competitive team, placed 3rd of 16 teams in the St. Martin’s Dragon Boat Festival intermediate division April 26th. Team Tsunami is a new team, formed only 6 months ago,

and consists of approximately 70% new paddlers who had never paddled, let alone raced. Tsunami qualified for the finals heat, losing 2nd place by only .02 second to take 3rd place in their division. NPS Dragon Boat club is always looking for new paddlers-for the recreational team as well as our competitive team. Please visit the Facebook page for more information, including photos and videos: NPSTeamTsunami. Think of Camp Casey for Groups and Fun! Camp Casey Conference Center has over 10,000 Likes! Be a part of the fun and activity on Whidbey Island. Want to bring a group to lodge and eat on the Island, think about us! Has your business liked us yet? visit www.facebook. com/gocampcasey or for more information call 360-678-5050. Peak Season & Fare Increase on WSF Effective May 1 A passenger fare increase of 2% and vehicle/driver fare of 2.5% went into effect May 1 on all domestic sailings, plus a 2.5% increase on all international fares. This is the second part of two phase increase approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission. In addition to these increases, the Peak Season Surcharge went into effect Thursday, May 1 and goes Tuesday, September 30 for vehicles and drivers paying full fare. Multi-ride products will not be affected by the Peak Season Surcharge.

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Coupeville: Chamber of Commerce 905 NW Alexander St | Coupeville, WA 98239 | 360.678.5434 Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce 5575 Harbor Ave, #101 | Freeland, WA 98249 | 360.331.1980 Langley Chamber of Commerce 208 Anthes Ave | Langley, WA 98260 | 360.221.6765 Clinton Chamber of Commerce 9289 Highway 525 | Clinton, WA 98236 | 360.341.3929

Experience the Prairie: Year-Round Tours Pacific Rim Institute’s CEO, Dr. Robert K. Pelant, will host a tour of the prairie every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 5:30 p.m. We hope you will join us for a stroll sometime soon! The Pacific Rim Institute is located at 180 Parker Rd, Coupeville. For information call 360-678-5586 or 15 ~ May 2014

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Swim Lessons (Ages 4 - 14 years) 1276 Engle Rd | Coupeville Registration begins May 14. For more info call 360-678-5050 or visit depts/casey/Recreation/swim-lessons. asp. Pool is open June 13 to August 30 from Noon to 5, closed Sundays. Rates are $4 for ages 4+, 3 and under free. Fee: $45 per session Session 1: June 23-July 3 Session 2: July 7-17 Session 3: July 21-31 Session 4: August 4-14 Session 5: August 18-28 June 14-August 31 (360) 678-5050

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5475 Maxwelton Rd | Langley There are a number of kids programs available throughout the year. For more information call 360.221.5484, email or visit www. These listings are just a few of the upcoming camp programs for kids. Basketball (Youth Entering Grades 3 - 8) South Whidbey High School Gym Pick up skills before the basketball league begins! Participants taught by SWHS coaching staff and players during the 5 day camp. The primary focus of the camp is skill development, with special attention to proper shooting form and ball handling skills. The campers will compete against with each other in scrimmages situations. Supports SWHS Basketball program. 360.914.1279. Fee: $60 Entering Grades 3-5: Mon-Fri, Jul 14-18 | 10am - Noon ~ 16

Entering Grades 6-8: Mon-Fri, Jul 14-18 | 1pm - 3pm

Flag Football (Ages 6 - 12 years) 5495 Maxwelton Rd | Langley Skyhawks flag football is for athletes who want an introduction to football or want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, participants get a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Register online at Fee: $149 Mon-Fri, Jun 16-20 | 9am - 3pm Multi-sportS (Ages 4 - 7 years) 5495 Maxwelton Rd | Langley This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Register online at Fee: $129 Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8 | 9am - Noon Baseball (Ages 8 - 13 years) 5495 Maxwelton Rd | Langley This camp provides quality instruction in throwing, hitting, and fielding. It also includes game situations and scrimmaging. Camp is well suited for all players, from aspiring to elite. Fee: $129 Mon-Thu, Jul 28-31 | 10am - 1pm Soccer (Ages 6 - 9 and 10 - 16 years) 5495 Maxwelton Rd | Langley Participants receive technical and tactical instruction in all areas of the game. Camp provides players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive highlevel soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Instruction includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Coaching staff provide your child with lessons in respect, integrity, and sportsmanship. Campers receive a free camp shirt, camp ball, and personal player evaluation. What to Bring: Snacks,

Kids programs & activities drinks, shin guards & sunscreen. Register at Fees: $135, $10 added after July 29 $30 cancellation fee Ages 6 to 9: Mon-Fri, Aug 18-22 | 9am - Noon Ages 10 - 16: Mon-Fri, Aug 18-22 | 1pm - 4 p Sailing (Ages 10+ years, beginning/intermediate) Location: Level 1 meets the first morning at the Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse for swim test and orientation, then that afternoon and remaining days at Lone Lake. Returning Level 1 sailors do not need swim test but please attend orientation. Level 2 meets at Lone Lake. Camp teaches youth the basics of sailing. Participants are assigned their own boat in each weekly session. The course combines shore side learning with lots of hands-on, on-the-water sailing experience. In addition students learn boating safety, basic seamanship and knot tying. The focus is on sailing and having fun. Priorities are safety, then fun and learning. Offered in partnership with South Whidbey Yacht Club. Fee: $175 Level 1 Sailors (Ages 10 - 15): Mon-Fri, Jul 7-11 | 10am - 3:30pm Mon-Fri, Jul 14-18 | 10am - 3:30pm Mon-Fri, Jul 21-25 | 10am - 3:30pm Level 2* Sailors (Ages 12+): Mon-Fri, Jul 14-18 | 10am - 3:30pm Mon-Fri, Jul 21-25 | 10am - 3:30pm *Students must be able to stay afloat for 2 minutes without a life jacket. Level 2 participants must be 12+ years old and achieved Level 2 competency. Paddle Boarding (Ages 12 - 17 years) Goss Lake Campers learn basic paddling techniques and board control and we will throw in lots of games, individual practice and even a couple of yoga poses to build balance and confidence. The class begins with basic safety information and a brief warm-up on the beach. No previous experience required. Must be comfortable in deep water while wearing a personal flotation device. Must be able to pull up onto the deck of pool from the deep end without steps or ladder. Bring: Swim suit, or quick dry pants, rash guard top, water sandals (no flip flops), water shoes or tennis shoes, windbreaker, hat & towel. Fee: $115 Mon-Wed, Jul 28-30 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

KayaKing (Ages 12 - 17 years) Goss Lake Campers are introduced to basic sea kayaking skills including: outfitting, wet assists, self & assisted rescue, paddling, and bracing. Expect to get wet with fun games like “kayak polo” and “kayak sponge tag.” Must be comfortable in deep water while wearing a personal flotation device. Must be able to pull up onto the deck of pool from the deep end without steps or ladder. Intro to kayaking, and does not imply any certification or skill qualification. Bring: hat, swimsuit, or quick dry pants, shirt that will guard you from rash, water shoes (no flip flops), windbreaker, towel, sunscreen, snacks. Fee: $125 Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8 | 10am - 12:30pm Archery (Ages 9 - 13, beginner/intermediate*) Location: TBA Camps covers proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, training, and plenty of hands-on fun! Designed to present the lifetime recreational activity of archery in a broad perspective for future use as a recreational and/or competitive pursuit. Participants must be ready and able to stay focused for the entire session. Fee: $60 Beginner Level: Tue-Fri, July 15-18 | 10:30am - 11:45am Tue-Fri, July 15-18 | Noon - 1:15pm Mon-Thu, Aug 18-21 | 10:30am - 11:45am Mon-Thu | Aug 18-21 | Noon - 1:15pm

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