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North Whidbey’s 50-Plus Crowd

August 2012 | Vol. 4 | Issue 4

life . health . happiness

Oak Harbor’s National Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 3-8 pm at Windjammer Park. This is a good night to get to know your neighbors. Help build a stronger, safer community by attending the annual evening in the park to celebrate Safety and Crime Prevention success.

IT’S “FAIRTASTIC!” THE 88TH WHIDBEY ISLAND FAIR! A favorite summertime activity is coming August 16–19, 2012 – the 88th Whidbey Island Area Fair. Come have a ‘Fairtastic’ time. Gates open at 9:30 am everyday of the fair.

SPECIAL OFFER EXCLUSIVELY FOR EDUCATORS: Take The Aarp Driver Safety Classroom Course For Just $5 The offer is for those individuals who have been an educator, or have worked for a school district or university in any capacity– from custodians, secretaries, aides, preschool teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, band directors, school nurses, Sunday school teachers, cafeteria workers– and even parents who home-school their children. In recognition of your generosity in teaching and helping others, the senior center would like to invite you to attend an AARP Driver Safety classroom course for just $5, saving you up to $9 off the normal course price. Class is scheduled for Saturday, August 18 from 9 am–4 pm at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Bring a sack lunch. The $5 coupons are at the front desk. Each class is limited to 20 students. RSVP by calling the Oak Harbor Senior Center at 279-4580.

WICKED RAFFLE Ready for a ‘Wicked’ Good Time? Win a trip for two to see the musical Wicked at The Paramount in Seattle, Thursday, Nov. 15. Trip includes transportation and main floor seating. The musical has won 14 major awards including three Tony Awards. One of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters. Raffle Tickets are $1 and drawing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Noon. (If you have already bought tickets for our trip to see Wicked, you will receive a full refund if you win.)

Support facility proposal presentation


hat should a facility that supports older adults look like in the future? To help answer that question, Senior Services Administrator Mike McIntyre will be providing a showing of what is being done in other areas of the country to meet the future needs of older adults. At the Oak Harbor Senior Center, starting at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 15, Mike will present information on what our local population will look like in the years ahead, what research indicates older adults wants and needs will be, and show the basic outline of what type of facility might best provide future support. What do you think a new facility should have? What would you

Artists rendering of a possible future for the Oak Harbor Senior Center

like or need? Bring your ideas. Those interested in attending the no cost presentation are asked to

RSVP by calling 279-4580 prior to August 10 (seating is limited).

TECH TALK COMPUTER CLASSES Sign up for the ever-popular basic computer class series at the Oak Harbor Library. No previous computer experience required. Classes run Mondays, Sept. 17–Oct. 8. from 10–11:30 am. Computer Basics, Internet Basics, and Microsoft Word Basics will be taught. Class is limited to 12 students. Register by calling Roxann at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, 360-279-4583. Got a tech question? 30 minute “Book a Librarian” sessions take place Mondays through Saturdays at 9:30 am at the library, by advanced registration (call, email or stop by the library to register). You will work one on one with a librarian on any technology need, such as email or downloading a book from the library’s website.

Estate planning workshop to be held at senior center The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County (VLPIC) is sponsoring a Free Estate Planning Workshop on Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 pm at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. The workshop will be presented by Attorney Douglass A. Saar, Law Office of Skinner and Saar. Learn about Wills, Probate, Will Alternatives, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives and more. No financial eligibility guidelines and open to everyone. RSVP by calling the Center at 279-4580.

Inside this Edition

Events Pg. 2

Photo by Roxann Dunn-Terry


Congratulations to Sandy Martinsen the winner of the brand new tabletop NuWave Pro Infrared Oven.

Classes Pg. 3

Calendar Pg. 5

Travel Pg. 7

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The Bridge | August 2012

Sunrise, Sunset

the shortest distance “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

By Roxann Dunn-Terry The first time I saw ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ I was nineteen years old. What did I know? Lots I’m sure. Looking back, I know I didn’t know anything. There are some really great songs in this musical. ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’ became my anthem. At nineteen the verse ‘Bring me a man, as fast as you can’ was my goal. Looking back I would advice

the nineteen year old me, ‘Not so fast, take your time if you want it to last’. It’s funny what a little time and wisdom can do for you. Take the song, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’. Listening to the song at nineteen, I was focused on the newlyweds. The years have brought greater meaning when I listen to it now. In June I had my Sunrise, Sunset moment. Mr. Volunteer, me, Beth and Valerie flew to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for my son’s wedding. It was beautiful. They had made special arrangements to be married at the Portsmouth Lighthouse, which is not accessible to the general public. It was a beautiful, sunny, hot day. Surrounded by family and friends. Stephanie’s aunts and grandmother told us Danny was a keeper and if they were younger, they would have fought over him. Her parents told us how happy they were to

welcome him to their family. When they were pronounced man and wife, Danny swept Stephanie back into what Mr. Volunteer called a ‘Gone With The Wind’ embrace and they kissed. Her grandfather, Pepe, called out, “All right,. You’ve kissed her long enough.” Meme, Stephanie’s ninety-year-old French Canadian grandmother, elbowed Pepe and told him to “Shut up. Stephanie can kiss him as long as she wants.” It was a wonderful, fun day. Danny’s good friend, Chris Vaughn, Portsmouth’s very own Scotsman, wore his kilt looking like he had come directly from the Highlands. He wrote and sang a wedding song for the occasion and later toasted me and Mr. Volunteer with a glass of beer, telling us our son was indeed, a credit to us. We raised our glasses of diet coke and agreed. I have a better appreciation for the

> August event spotlight OLD TIME FIDDLERS

The Old Time Fiddlers will play Friday, Aug. 3 at 6:30 pm at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Admission is by donation to the Old Time Fiddlers. Everyone’s welcome.


A “Country Line Dance” will be held Friday, Aug. 10 from 7-10 pm, at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Admission is $5 per person – $9 per couple, $1 discount for Senior Center Members. Open to the Public.


Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2 pm, “War Horse”. During WWI a young man and a horse he tamed and trained are forcefully parted. The film follows the journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets. Rated PG-13. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 2 pm, “The Hunger Games”. Every year the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place and is pitted against highly trained “Tributes” who have prepared their entire lives. Rated PG-13. Free movie and popcorn funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. No preregistration required. The library is located at 1000 SE Regatta Dr. For more information, please call 675-5115.

theBridge Editor | Roxann Dunn-Terry Oak Harbor Senior Center is located at 51 SE Jerome St. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Business Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

360-279-4580 Yearly Membership Dues - $30.00 Send comments/suggestions to: To advertise, call 360-675-6611.


Senior Night Out will meet at Tokyo Stop, for fun, friendship and great food on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Meet at 5 pm. RSVP by calling the Center, 279-4580, Aug. 10. (Gratuities not included.)


Pioneer Computers is now offering free computer training for those ages 55 and over. Come in to view training videos on Windows 7 and applications such as, eBay, Facebook, PayPal, Photoshop, iPad & iTunes and many, many more. Videos can be viewed as many times as you like. A comfortable chair and headphones are provided. Please call 679-3839 to schedule an appointment. We ask that you please limit yourself to 1- 2 hours at a time.


Tickets are now on sale for the audacious comedy-drama “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”. Written by Alan Ball, who won an Oscar for his exemplary work in “American Beauty. “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” is about five bridesmaids in a Knoxville, Tennessee mansion. They have escaped from the reception and gone to a bedroom upstairs. Sisterhood, lost dreams and dark secrets are all explored by the characters while making hilarious observations on life, love, marriage, and intimacy as seen through the eyes of five very different, yet similar women. The play is for mature audiences. “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”

lyrics to Sunrise, Sunset as I watched the happy couple. ‘Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play? I don’t remember growing older, when did they? Wasn’t it yesterday when they were small? Swiftly fly the years, one season following another, laden with happiness and tears. What words of wisdom can I give them? How can I help to ease their way? Now they must learn from one another, day by day’. Welcome Stephanie to our family. I love the smile you put on my son’s face. Thank you Danny for being a wonderful son. My favorite part? At the end of the reception, one of the aunts asked Yvette, Stephanie’s mother, if she was looking forward to grandchildren. I loved her answer. “Why yes, give them a couple of years.” Then she looked directly at me and said, “They’ll make beautiful babies.” Yes. Yes, they most certainly will. Absolutely beautiful babies.

opens August 2, 2012 at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 S.E. Midway Blvd in Oak Harbor and closes August 12, 2012. Tickets are $14 each. Show times are 7:30 pm for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances, and 2:30 pm for Sunday matinees. Call the box office at 360-679-2237 for further information, show dates and reservations, or email or visit the website at The Whidbey Playhouse is wheelchair and handicapped accessible.


IRELAND – March 2013 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – October 2013 Collette Tours will be here with a presentation on these great trips Wednesday, Sept. 12th 1 pm at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Ireland’s trip brochure is here for you to pick up now and if interested, we will be taking deposits at this time or sooner if you wish to get in on this popular trip. Questions contact Pat Gardner at pgardner@oakharbor. org or call 360-279-4582.


The 1st Annual Oak Harbor Veteran’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Any veteran’s group or veteran interested in participating, please call Event Coordinator Terry Lacey at 360-672-8339. Entry forms are available at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. They will need a description of your entry and number of participants, such as band, float, walking group, tractors, vintage car, motorcycle group. Please come and honor our Veteran’s, POW-MIA’s.

{online at} Oak Harbor Senior Services Mike McIntyre Senior Services Administrator Roxann Dunn-Terry Program Coordinator Pat Gardner Administrative Assistant Travel Desk — 279-4587

The Bridge is a joint publication of Oak Harbor Senior Services and the Whidbey News-Times and is distributed to more than 7,000 North Whidbey homes monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. Printing any advertisement herein does not constitute an endorsement by the City of Oak Harbor Senior Services or its Senior Center. Opinions of columnists do not reflect the opinion of the City of Oak Harbor Senior Services or its Senior Center. Editorial content is compiled by the staff of the Oak Harbor Senior Center and design/ layout/printing/distribution by the Whidbey News Times.

August 2012 | The Bridge

games&fun $25 Jackpot Bingo Games

Feeling Lucky? Welcome to our new First Thursday Bingo Sponsor, Regency on Whidbey will sponsor a $25 Jackpot Bingo on Thursday, August 2; Harbor Tower Village Retirement Center on Thursday, August 9; Greg Smith of Edward Jones on August 16; and Banner Bank on August 23. Cards for the $25 Bingo game available for $1. Bingo is played Thursdays from 12:15–3 pm.

Nintendo Wii Bowling

Mondays, Tuesdays (No Wii the first Tuesday of the month) and Thursdays, 9:30 am. Enjoy fun and exercise with Wii Bowling. No special shoes required or heavy balls.

Chess Players Tuesdays – 12 Noon.

NEW - Mah Jongg

2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 10 am–2 pm. Wright Patterson rules. Contact Linda Bruner, 675-8315 or Sandi Carrothers, 675-1306.

Ping Pong

Wednesdays 1-3 pm and Saturdays from 10 am–2 pm. Contact Eileen Billings, 678-1684.

Party Bridge

Wednesdays, 12: 30 pm. Must RSVP by 2 pm Monday afternoon.

Beginning Bridge Class

Wednesdays, 1 pm Beginning Bridge is held at Oak Manor for people who have never played, have little experience or have been in a previous class. To sign up, call Don at 679-8807.


Thursdays, 12:15-3:30 pm. Packet $4. Soft cards for special games .50 cents each.


Thursdays, 12:30–3 pm. Bring your cribbage boards.


Fridays, 12:30 pm. Potluck lunch. Also play on Tuesdays, 5:30 pm.

Mah Jongg is one of the oldest known games, possibly originating as early as the Ming Dynasty in China.


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Fun Fitness

Art with Dottie Sanders

A Fun Fitness program conducted by the North End Fitness Center. Must be a paid member of the Oak Harbor Senior Center to attend classes at OHSC.

For beginners to experts, a continuing painting class, Mondays, from 1-4 pm. Work in any and all paint medias. of Cost is $5 per session-Members / $10 Non-Members. RSVP by calling 279-4580.

Summer Schedule: Yoga – M & W, 8:30 am Chair Conditioning (Seated Aerobics) - M & W, 9:30 am Zumba Gold – T, 9:30 am Aerobics – TH, 9:30 am Zumba Gold – F, 9:00 am (held at North End Fitness Center) Gentle Yoga – F, 10:30 am (held at North End Fitness Center) For $21.74 (including tax) Unlimited Senior Class Card you may take all four classes held at Senior Center & Friday Zumba Gold & Gentle Yoga held at North End Fitness Center. Also available – a full NEFC gym membership for $27.18 (including tax). This includes all the Senior Center and NEFC classes. To register, call North End Fitness at 675-1111.

Hula dancing is not only fun, but great exercise!

Hula Classes Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Taught by Erlinda Gillett. Class fees are $20 for Beginners and $30 for Intermediates and Advanced students a month. Payable to teacher at the first class.



Same fine service we provide to Seatac!

Senior Discount Available

Tai Chi & Qigong Jill Reed teaches Tai Chi on Mondays at 5:00 pm and Fridays at 9:00 am. To register, call Jill at 675-1464.

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360-679-4003 877-679-4003

Wood Carving Tuesdays 9 am with instructor Dick Weber. Classes are $5.00 a session and open to all levels of carving experience. New students welcome.

Line Dance Tuesdays, 1 pm with instructor Jean. $10 a month-Members. No partners needed.

Oak Harbor Hearing Aid Service

Jeanette Fiorini Hearing Aid Specialist Since 1993

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678-CARE • 360-321-6600 • 311 NE 3rd Street • Coupeville

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health briefs & helpful info Volunteer Drivers Needed Volunteer Services, a Program of Senior Services Of Island County of Island County has a need for volunteer drivers to transport seniors and disabled to medical appointments. Volunteers use their own cars, but are reimbursed for fuel, and can state their preferences for remaining on Island, or traveling off Island and times they are available. This is a wonderful way to help those that can no longer drive, but desire to remain independent in their homes. There is a background, driving record and fingerprints check required. If interested, or if you have a need for transportation, please call Pat Weekley at 360-678-4886 ext. 21.

“Living With Loss” This six week seminar is designed to help a person work through the normal and needed process of grief that follows the death of a loved one. The seminar is facilitated by Rev. Dave Bieniek, BCC, Bereavement Coordinator for Home Health Care & Hospice of Whidbey General Hospital. Together, with the use of videos and group discussion, the class will explore ways of coping with life’s changes, ways to remember a loved one, and ways that lead toward growth and healing. Registration is open for the summer session which will take place Tuesday evenings, July 24 – August 28 from 6:30–8:30 pm. All classes take place in Conference A of Whidbey General Hospital. To register or for more information call Dave Bieniek at 678-7656, ext 8245. There is no charge for this seminar.

Senior Services of Island County Information and Assistance for Seniors: Living Wills, Medicare, Medicaid, Sample Wills, Dental, Trash cards, MOW/Ensure, Job Bank, Free Notary Service, DPOA, POLST and more – Call 675-0311.

Living with Grief– Information & Support The Grief Support Group will meet Monday, Aug. 13

from 1-2:30 pm. Find healing and hope, and learn about helpful resources. Open to adults who have experienced the death of someone significant. Especially suitable for people who have recently had a loss. No charge. No pre-registration. For more information, please phone Hospice of the Northwest, 360-814-5550.

Alzheimer’s Support Group– Meets the first Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Meeting House, just west of Home Place Special Care Center, 171 SW 6th Ave., Oak Harbor. Call 360-2792555.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Aug. 3 at Cherry Hill Club House, 547 NW 12th Loop, Oak Harbor. Group facilitator is Carolyn Hansen, 279-1785.

Foot Care Clinic Appointments are available for Wednesdays, Aug. 15 & 22. To make an appointment, call the Front Desk at 2794580. Foot Care Clinic is held at North Whidbey Caregivers Cove.

Oak Harbor Hearing Aid Service -

individual, long term care, COBRA, VA. For assistance with claims or billing problems, please call the local SHIBA sponsors @ 360675-2229 ext 1342, and you will be directed to someone to help you.

Prescription Expenses Assistance Needing assistance with prescription expenses? Medical Safety Net of North Whidbey is a charitable organization providing immediate temporary help with uncovered prescription expenses to people living in zip codes 98277 and 98278. This small fund is supported by the donations of your friends, neighbors and local businesses, and administered by volunteers. In order to meet the needs of as many people as possible, we set limits on how much assistance is available to any one individual over the course of a year. Payments are made directly to providers. Bills already paid cannot be reimbursed. If you need help with prescription expenses, please call (360) 929-3328 and leave a message. A volunteer will call you back within 24 hours.

The Bridge | August 2012


WEEK 1 Wed Thurs Fri

1 2 3

Honey Dijon Chicken Gyros on Pita Bread Fish & Chips

6 7 8 9 10

Shrimp Creole Rice Salad Bar w/Variety of Vegetables Patty Melt & Marinated Veggies Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

13 14 15 16 17

Pork Chop Suey Tamale Pie w/Salsa Cod w/Lemon Dill Sauce Tuscany Soup & Salad Meatloaf w/Tomato Topping

20 21 22 23 24

Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Salad Bar w/Variety of Vegetables Chef Salad w/turkey & ham Manicotti w/Marinara Sloppy Joes on Wheat Bun

27 28 29 30 31

Macaroni & Cheese w/Vegetables Salad Bar w/Assorted Veggies Oven 'Fried' Chicken Chef's Choice Fish Florentine

WEEK 2 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

WEEK 3 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

WEEK 4 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

WEEK 5 Mon Tues Wed Wed Wed

meal sites & hours Cam Bey Apartments 50 N. Main, Coupeville Mon.-Fri. at Noon 360-678-4886

Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor Mon., Wed., Fri. at 11:45 a.m. 360-279-4580

Free hearing tests and hearing aid repairs on Mondays, Aug. 13 & 27 from 1-3 pm. For an appointment call the Center, 279-4580.

Vision Impaired Support Group Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 2 pm. For information, contact Paul Bovey at 679-8293.

SHIBA Appointments are available on Wednesdays, from 9 – 11:30 am For appointments call the Center at 279-4580. SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) Help Line is a FREE service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, sponsored locally by Island Hospital. The volunteers are trained to inform people of their options regarding health insurance, Medicare (supplements, advantage plans or Part D) disability,

The Boys Of Summer- Mariners Day! It’s Mariners Day for the Oak Harbor Senior Center at Safeco Field on Wednesday, August 15. Let’s root, root, root for the home team. There’s still time to sign up for the Mariner’s game! We need a few more people to fill the Big Bus. Travel in comfort and style and enjoy a great day. Seats are located in the exclusive Terrace Club. The Terrace Club features comfortable, wide, padded seats, expanded concession stand options, in-seat food and beverage service, and is open only to those with Terrace Club tickets. We have direct sky bridge access to the Terrace Club– no stairs to climb. Everyone can celebrate by wearing your Mariners T-shirt and/or ball cap. It’s “Sodo Mojo!!”

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For details or a complete list of events, visit the Oak Harbor Senior Center at 51 SE Jerome Street in Oak Harbor or call 360-279-4580.



8:30 – Yoga 9 – Lapidary 9 – SHIBA 9:30- Conditioning LUNCH 12:30 – Ping Pong 12:30 – Party Bridge 1 – Beginning Bridge 3 – Hula 7 – Gem Club









9 - Aerobic Exercises 9- Quilting 10-12:30 – Ping Pong, 9:30 – Nintendo Wii 9:30 – Tai Chi Pool, Pinochle Bowling LUNCH 2 – Saturday Matinee– 12:15–3:30 –Jack Pot 12:30 – Pinochle “War Horse” at the Oak Bingo-Regency On Whidbey 6:30 – Old Time Fiddlers Harbor Library 12:30 – Cribbage Free popcorn & admission 7 – Wire Wrap







MARINERS DAY! 16 15 GO 8:30 – Yoga



8:30 – Yoga 9:30- Conditioning 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling LUNCH 1 – Grief Support Group 1 – Knitting Circle 1 – Dottie’s Painting Class 5 – Tai Chi


8:30 – Yoga 9:30- Conditioning 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling LUNCH 1 – Knitting Circle 1 – Dottie’s Painting Class 5 – Tai Chi


8:30 – Yoga 9:30- Conditioning 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling LUNCH 1 – Knitting Circle 1 – Dottie’s Painting Class 5 – Tai Chi

9 – Lapidary 9:30 – Zumba Gold 9-12 – Wood Carving 10 – Travel Committee 1 – Japanese Women Group 12 – Chess 1 – Line Dance

9 – Lapidary 9:30 – Zumba Gold 9-12 – Wood Carving 9:30 - Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 – Chess 1 – Line Dance 1 – Mac Seminar 7 – Stamp Club


9 – Lapidary 9:30 – Zumba Gold 9-12 – Wood Carving 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 – Line Dance 2 – Vision Support Group


9 – Lapidary 9:30 – Zumba Gold 9-12 – Wood Carving 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 – Line Dance 7 – Stamp Club

8:30 – Yoga 9 – Lapidary 9 – SHIBA 9:30- Conditioning LUNCH 12:30 – Party Bridge 12:30 – Ping Pong 1 – Beginning Bridge 3 – Hula

9 – Lapidary; SHIBA 9:30 – Conditioning 9:30 – Noon - Foot Clinic (Day Break Bldg.)

LUNCH 12:30 – New Facility Presentation 12:30 – Party Bridge 12:30 – Ping Pong 1 – Beginning Bridge 3 – Hula 5 – Senior Night Out!


8:30 – Yoga 9 – Lapidary 9 – SHIBA 9:30- Conditioning 9:30 – Noon - Foot Clinic (Day Break Bldg.)

LUNCH 12:30 – Party Bridge 12:30 – Ping Pong 1 – Beginning Bridge 3 – Hula


8:30 – Yoga 9 – Lapidary 9 – SHIBA 9:30- Conditioning LUNCH 12:30 – Party Bridge 12:30 – Ping Pong 1 - Intermediate Spanish 1 – Beginning Bridge 2 – Beginning Spanish 3:30 - Hula The Bridge comes out




8:30 – Yoga 9:30- Conditioning 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling LUNCH 1 – Knitting Circle 1 – Dottie’s Painting Class 5 – Tai Chi


9- Quilting 9 - Aerobic Exercises 9:30 – Tai Chi 9:30 – Nintendo Wii LUNCH Bowling 12:30 – Pinochle 12:15–3:30 –Jack Pot Bingo-Harbor Tower Village 7 – Country Line Dance 12:30 – Cribbage 7 – Wire Wrap

9 - Aerobic Exercises 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 10 –Creative Writing 12:15–3:30 –Jack Pot Bingo-Edward Jones 12:30 – Cribbage 7 – Wire Wrap

9- Quilting 9:30 – Tai Chi LUNCH 12:30 – Pinochle





9:30 - Aerobic Exercises 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 12:15–3:30 –Jack Pot Bingo-Banner Bank 12:30 – Cribbage 7 – Wire Wrap

9 – Lapidary 9 – Zumba Gold 9-12 – Wood Carving 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 – Line Dance 6 – Pinochle 7 – Stamp Club

It’s Fair Time Again on Whidbey Island!


9- Quilting 9:30 – Tai Chi LUNCH 12:30 – Pinochle

9- Quilting 9:30 – Tai Chi LUNCH 12:30 – Pinochle 2 – Group Health

10-12:30 – Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

10-12:30 – Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

9 am – 4pm 55 Alive Driving Class


10-12:30 – Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Visit Whidbey’s Summer season farmers markets for some great deals on locally grown foods and great arts & crafts items!

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The Bridge | August 2012

>August interest groups MAC Computer Seminar

Contact Dick James, 675-9396.

Monthly seminar scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1 pm.

Quilting Group

Whidbey Island Stamp Club

Widows and Widowers of Whidbey Island

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 pm. New members welcome. Free evaluations on stamp collections provided. Contact Lee Dougherty, 675-9674.


Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 9 am.

Whidbey Island Gem Club

Will meet Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 7 pm. There will be a general meeting of the membership. Interested and potential members, ages 8 to 100+ are invited to attend. Contact Chip Batcheller, 679-9397.

Wire Wrap

Thursdays at 7 pm. New people welcome. Create unique jewelry. A cab and the wire needed for your first project will be provided. May purchase cabs and wire for future projects.

Friday mornings, 9 am.

Fun supportive people with common interests. Monthly dinner at NAS Whidbey Chief Petty Officer’s Club the second Friday of the month at 5 pm. Every Sunday, Call Phyllis Hofkamp, 675-3628 for breakfast location and call Roz Davis, 6753171 for dinner location.

AUGUST EVENTS AT THE OAK HARBOR LIBRARY The library is located at 1000 SE Regatta Dr. For more information, please call 360-675-5115, or visit Oak Harbor Library opens at 9 am Monday through Friday, 10 am on Saturday, and 1 pm on Sunday. Book a librarian for free one-onone help with any computer, technology or online question.

All groups meet at the Oak Harbor Senior Center unless specified

Learn All About Orca Whales Thursday, Aug. 2, at 3 pm. Learn all about Orca Whales, including the Penn Cove captures, the history of captivity, and the natural history of Orcas. This program is presented by the ORCA Network and supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. “Setting The Hook: a diver’s return to the Andrea Doria” By Local Author Peter Hunt Thursday, Aug. 16, at 3 pm. Described as “the very best of the east coast wreck diver books”, copies will be available for sale and signing by the author. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Mystery Book Lovers: Camilla Lackberg   Thursday, Aug. 30, at 3 pm. Share your love of mysteries. Join the discussion of books by Camilla Lackberg. Books available for checkout at the library. Funded by the Friends of the Oak

Harbor Library. Friends of the Oak Harbor Library Annual Book Sale Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, from 9 am–5 pm. Thousands of gently used books for sale by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Choose from fiction, nonfiction and children’s books and media, all at bargain prices. Set up service provided by Whidbey Moving and Storage. All proceeds support the library.

Do 1 Nice Thing Ideas for August 1. Do one nice thing for “YOURSELF” this week. Go for a relaxing walk, take time to smell “the roses”, go to lunch with a friend, or read a poem. Whatever it is that nurtures your spirit, “just do it”.

i refuse to let hearing loss keep me from loving life.

2. Your voice makes me happy. Call someone you miss. 3. HELP HOUSE - The need is greater. The donations are fewer.  Let’s put macaroni and cheese on our grocery list each week for Help House!  If every member of the Senior Center does that - what a difference we can make!

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travel & trips | Page 7

August trips 4 – Blue Angels Lunch Cruise Seafair 8 – Angel of The Winds Casino 9 – Mystery Lunch 13 – Muckleshoot Casino-Auburn 14 – Nina’s Bellingham Choice Day 15 – Mariners vs. Tampa Bay 17 – Snoqualmie Valley Railroad 21 – La May Car Museum-Tacoma 23 – Annual Coming Around The Mountain Silver Lake Picnic 25 – 2012 Dream Kitchen Tour 28 – Chuckanut Bay Cracked Crab Cruise 29 – Skagit Valley Casino 30 – Summer Day in Leavenworth

THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE SILVER SUBSCRIBER SERIES! 5th Avenue Theatre - Seattle Unbelievable opportunity to see 7 shows for $139!!! All shows are scheduled for Thursday Matinees, 1:30 pm. Shows and dates for the season are: Memphis – October 4; The Addams Family – October 25; Elf-The Musical – Dec. 27; The Music Man – Feb. 28; Grey Gardens – April 4; Jersey Boys – April 11; The Pirates of Penzance – Aug. 1. 20 seats in Orchestra are available. $50 deposit by Aug. 17, balance by Sept. 14. A transportation fee of $30 is due before each show. This offer will go fast.

Last Call For Show TicketsRICHARD WAGNER’S - THE RING Seattle Opera – McCaw Hall Coming to the Seattle Opera in August 2013, Richard Wagner’s four opera cycle known as The Ring. This awardwinning production, inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, was unveiled in 2001 to wide acclaim, and revived to sold-out audiences in 2005 and 2009. A sign-up sheet for this event can be found at the travel desk, located inside the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Tickets must be purchased far in advance of the performances as these opera’s always sell out. The Oak Harbor Senior Center MUST have a minimum of 16 persons to attend.  The price of tickets are not know at this time, but will be announced soon. There will be an additional transportation charge for each performance. If you would like to attend these performances in August 2013, please sign up now or call 279-4587. We need to know how many tickets to put on hold. Thank you.

For a complete description of all trips, see the new Summer 2012 Travel Brochure. LA MAY CAR MUSEUM – TACOMA Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Cost:  $47. Member / $77. Non-Members     Depart:  8 am / Return:  5:30-6 pm LaMay – America’s Car Museum spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile.  The 165,000 sq. ft. museum situated in Tacoma in the shadow of Mt. Rainier is one of the world’s largest auto museums & attractions.  This spacious facility houses galleries, a banquet hall, car storage,  café/restaurant and of course the automobile collection which is adjacent to the Tacoma Dome.  We will spend the day at your leisure seeing all there is to see and enjoy a no host lunch in their café. Includes ticket & transportation. 20 seats - Sign up with payment by August 14.

CASINO - OVERNIGHTER! EAGLE LANDING ROCHESTER, WA Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 10 & 11, 2012 Cost: $125 - Double-Member / $175 Single-Member Depart: 8 am / Return: 5-5:30 pm Feeling Really Lucky? Join our Casino Queen, Edna, and friends, for an overnighter of luck and fun. The Eagle’s Landing in Rochester offers a fun experience. They have the largest variety of slot machines and table games in the area, plus four different restaurants featuring a wide range of menu items. You will receive a coupon book with varied “perks” at the Casino. Senior Day is Monday - Buffet lunch -$6.95 & $8.95 for Dinner. Enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast the next morning. Lunch stop on the way home with plenty of rest stops as needed, coming and going. Includes Escort, Transportation, Hotel and Breakfast. 20 seats. Sign up with a $50 deposit. Final payment August 10.

PROSSER BALLOON RALLY & THE MURALS OF TOPPENISH Sept. 27 - 30, 2012  Four days & Three nights Cost: $365 - Double-member / $570 Single-member Depart: 8 am  Return: 6:30 - 7 pm Join Lauraine for a trip to Prosser, a prime destination, situated in the lush landscape of more than 28 wineries, farms, orchards and an historic downtown. On our visit the sky will be filled with  colorful hot air balloonscelebrating the. Prosser Balloon Rally. An arts and crafts festival, with local vinters,

Pat Gardner with the 5,000th passport applicant. The Oak Harbor Senior Center accepts passport applications Monday through Friday, from 10 am–2:30 pm. For more information or to make an appointment call 279-4580. Open to the Public. is part of the celebrations. After sunset the balloons are anchored and brilliantly illuminated against the night sky. It is truly a week end of artistic wonder to fill ones soul.Toppenish, a town where the West still lives in the City of Murals & Museums. There are 72 larger than life professionally painted outdoor murals splashed across buildings throughout the town that lead visitors through the visual history of Toppenish. We will take a

horse drawn covered wagon tour to view the scenes. Optional visit to Northern Pacific Railway Museum located in the beautifully restored 1911 Toppenish Depot.  You might even want to try your luck at the Legends Casino. Includes: transportation, hotel, three breakfasts, Mural Tour,  and Fun!  Itinerary available . No refunds after Aug. 20. 18 seats - $100 deposit at sign-up.  Final payment by Sept. 1.

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