Community calendar Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • The South Whidbey Record
cost, no preregistration required, parking next to the clubhouse.
Latest fishing gear plugged
The Fishin’ Club meets at 7 p.m. April 4 at M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland. Grab your friends, neighbors and relatives and bring them to the meeting to see an overflowing tackle box of interesting items and new products for everyone. Guest speakers are Frank Parra and Bob Crouch from Sebo’s and Chris Brooks, owner of Big Fishin’ Custom Tackle. They will show and tell what is new in the fishing, crabbing and clamming departments plus what Sebo’s plans to bring to anglers and hunters for 2013 and beyond. Bring questions.
Write and recite your own poetry Have you always thought about writing poetry? Kickstart your efforts from 3 to 5 p.m. April 4 with a free Clinton Library poetry workshop with Pat Brunjes, the author of “Poetry from the Desert Floor,” and Sheryl Clough, the author of “Ring of Fire, Sea of Stone.” Register online at www.sno-isle.org or call 360-341-4280. Create a poem to share with the public that same evening. There will be tips on reading poetry out loud. This program is funded by the Friends of the Clinton Library. The same day, from 7 to 9 p.m., enjoy the Discover the Poet Within workshop participants as they read their poetry, written in the afternoon workshop.
Gardening gurus tell what to do The Greenbank Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. April 4 at the Greenbank Progressive Club, located at Bakken and Firehouse roads, Greenbank. The program Botany Faire & Share will be an informal exchange of information, tips and gardening how-to-do’s, presented by five gardening gurus. Call Reece Rose at 360-579-5880.
Flamenco dancer makes quick stop
Meerkerk Gardens’ popular “Flowers and Fairies” will take place Saturday, April 13 from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy peak blooming season and celebrate spring. Children of all ages love this tradition of making forest fairies from the natural wonders found at the gardens, located south of Greenbank just off Resort Road. Call 360-678-1912 or visit www.meerkerkgardens.org for more information.
Democrats plan to strategize Island County Democrats hold their quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. April 4 in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Coupeville. Help strategize on local candidates and issues. For more information, email island email@example.com.
The Full Monty debuts at WICA Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ forthcoming Theatre Series begins with a screen-to-stage production of “The Full Monty” directed by Elizabeth Herbert. Musical direction is by Sheila Weidendorf, choreography by Chelsea Randall. “The Full Monty” opens April 5 and runs through April 20; show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets at wicaonline.com, 360-221-8268, 800-638-7631 or by visiting the box office at 565
Camano Ave., Langley. Ticket prices range from $18 to $24. “The Full Monty” is recommended for mature audiences.
Marina at 4 p.m. April 6. Cost is $75 per person which includes a threehour cruise, appetizers, beverages and on-board naturalists. Sign up online at www.beachwatchers. net/events/whales, email wsu.bw.island.events@ gmail.com or call 360-3311030.
IDIPIC meets Wide range of books in Freeland in Freeland sale IDIPIC presents its A great new selection of fiction and non-fiction titles are available this month at the Freeland Library Book Sale April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spring gardening beckons us outdoors, so find books on gardening and landscaping ideas; also a wide selection of new history and political titles, hobbies & crafts, large print titles, travel, science and science fiction, children’s and more. All proceeds go directly to support the Freeland Library operations and programs.
next South Whidbey DUI/Underage Drinking prevention panel April 6 at Trinity Lutheran’s Grigware Hall in Freeland. Open to all, doors open 12:45 p.m. Come early to assure a seat as there is no late admittance. Attendance is required by local driving instructors for both driver’s education student and parent. Contact 360-672-8219 or www.idipic.org.
Beach Watchers offer whale cruise
Enjoy a picnic at Good Cheer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 and bring garden questions. Cary Peterson, Good Cheer’s garden coordinator, will answer quandaries, demonstrate the use of floating row covers and other
Join WSU Island County Beach Watchers on their annual fundraising cruise aboard the Mystic Sea, leaving from Langley
Gardening can be a picnic
garden tricks of the trade. Fresh garden salad will be from the hoophouse, demonstrating how to extend the season to grow more fresh produce. Visit www.growing groceries.wordpress.com.
Weavers Guild holds a spin-in Whidbey Weavers Guild holds its annual Spin-In from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 and 7 at Oak Harbor High School. Sarah Swett, author and featured spinner, will conduct a mini-tapestry workshop. Numerous vendors will offer everything needed for weaving. Admission of $15 covers both days. Visit www. whidbeyweaversguild.org for more information.
Women learn gun safety The Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Club, 397 Safari Lane (across from Morris Road), is having another class in its Safety Series, Women’s Firearm Safety. The class at 9 a.m. April 6 lasts about four hours. Bring your own firearm or use guns provided by club members for this training session. Bring lunch or some snacks. No
Ciudades (Cities) Northwest Flamenco Tour comes to the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Zech Hall, for a one night only presentation April 7 of Spanish flamenco. The 7:30 p.m. performance is the third stop on dancer Savannah Fuentes’ latest tour. Fuentes has independently brought internationally recognized flamenco artists to communities throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Tickets cost $10 for student/youth, $22 general, $35 VIP sponsor. Get tickets at www. brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.savannahfuentes. com.
County planning commission meets The Island County Planning Commission meets at 9 a.m. April 9 in the Commissioners Hearing Room, Coupeville. See www.islandcounty. net/planning/docket.htm for information about the update process. The public is invited to comment on the drafts by submitting comments in writing to Planning & Community Development at P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239.
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