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Django hitting stage and streets of Langley By KATE DANIEL Staff reporter

Django Reinhardt fans are getting jazzed for the 15th annual DjangoFest Northwest, beginning Sept. 23 in Langley. The festival will encompass five days of performances from renowned gypsy jazz artists, as well as a number of impromptu “D-Jams” throughout the town. Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble and Hot Club of Troy will kick things off at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will begin with workshops at 10 a.m. on subjects such as rhythm guitar, playing in the Roma style, gypsy virtuoso for violin, basic command of the accordion, and picking with the “right-hand technique.”, At 3 p.m. Friday, the Sebastien Giniaux Trio and Hot Club of Berklee featuring Quinn Bachand and Max O’Rourke will take the stage, followed by an 8 p.m. performance by Les Doigts de l’Homme and Trio Dinicu. At 3 p.m. Saturday, Hot Club of Detroit and Pearl Django will play, followed by an 8 p.m. performance by the Biréli Lagréne Gipsy Project. On Sunday, the Gonzalo Bergara “De Montes” Project and Marian Badoï Trio will play at 3 p.m., followed by the concluding presentation: Djam Parisienne — Biréli Lagréne, Les Doigts de l’Homme,

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Stochelo and Mozes Rosenberg performed with bassist Simon Planting at DjangoFest Northwest 2014. Gonzalo Bergara, Max O’Rourke and more at 7 p.m. Last year’s event attracted an estimated 3,000 people who relished the musical artistry of regional and internationally acclaimed gypsy jazz performers. Artists and attendees alike come from all over the country — and the world, according to organizers. Performances will take place both

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at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts and in the auditorium of the neighboring Langley Middle School. Local wines will be served during intermissions, and vendors will sell items such as musical instruments and accessories, CDs and clothing. Festival passes are available for purchase and range from standard weekend passes at $256.50 to premium festival passes at $432.25. All

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workshops cost $50, except special presentations, which cost $60 on stage or $20 in-house. Single main stage performance tickets are also available and are priced depending on seating and performance, ranging from $25 to $80. For a full schedule of events, or to purchase tickets, go to www.djangofestnw.com


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Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Sundays and Wednesdays, in the Whidbey General Hospital conference room. Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 23, at the Coupeville Library. Listen to stories, rhymes and songs and participate in activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime will follow. For newborns through 24 months with a caregiver. SVC: Student Life Fall Fest, noon to 3 p.m., Sept. 23, at Skagit Valley College in Oak Harbor. The Seattle band Mama Rags will perform live. Famous Dave’s will provide catering. This is a free event while sup-

plies last. Tickets are limited. ww.facebook.com/ SVCWhidbey

Thursday Sept. 24

Mystery Lovers Book Group: Tana French, 3 p.m., Sept. 24, at the Oak Harbor Library. Choose any of the Dublin murder squad series novels by Tana French and join in the discussion. Books will be available for checkout. 360-675-5115. Panel discussion on suicide, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 24 at the Coupeville Library. You OK? Friends ask. Instead of avoiding this uncomfortable topic, learn more about this important problem — maybe even learn how to help a friend or family member when they really need you. Risk factors,

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WHIDBEY ISLAND FIBER QUEST: 10 a.m., Sept. 25-27, at various locations. Visit multiple fiber farms on Whidbey during this free event. Contact Mary Donaty at lamlou@whidbey.com or 360-579-1906, or visit www.whid beyfiber quest.com for more information.

protective measures and intervention strategies will be discussed by expert panelists. Sponsored by Whidbey Island Democrats. http:// WhidbeyIslandDemocrats. org/Suicide-15

of “Under the Wide and Starry Sky” by Nancy Horan and join the discussion. 360-675-5115

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Free citizenship class, 2 p.m., Sept. 27, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. These classes will help you prepare to apply for U.S. citizenship. 360675-5115.

Sunday Sept. 27

Sept. 25

Teen Movie: “Cinderella,” noon, Sept. 25, at the Coupeville Library. Live-action retelling of the classic fairytale. Enter a drawing to win a free DVD. Popcorn provided. Rated PG. Runtime 105 minutes. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@snoisle.org or 360-678-4911. Oak Harbor Book Group: “Under the Wide and Starry Sky,” 11 a.m., Sept. 25, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Check out a copy

Monday Sept. 28

Therapeutic Touch, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sept. 28, at the Coupeville Library. Free. Therapeutic Touch is a non-invasive energy healing modality developed in 1972. It may assist in healing most chronic conditions and acute conditions including

through October, at the Oak Harbor Marina. Join dragon boat team Tsunami, a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating, for a complimentary practice. Contact Lori Rhodenbaugh at rhoden baugh@sprintmail.com or 360-240-9105.

post-operative healing. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information. Internet for Beginners, 10 a.m., Sept. 28, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Develop digital literacy skills by learning to access the Internet. 360-6755115.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 29, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Enjoy music and stories that inspire a love of reading in toddlers. Playtime or crafts may follow. For children ages two to three years old with a caregiver.

Diabetes Health Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 28, in the Whidbey General Hospital board room. Dr. Hans Jangaard will discuss naturopathic treatments for type two diabetes.

Tuesday Sept. 29

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice, 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

Seattle Opera Preview: “The Pearl Fishers,” 2 p.m., Sept. 29, at the Coupeville Library. Join Seattle Opera’s Nick Malinowski for an hourlong introduction to the music, history and stage-

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Wednesday Sept. 30

Toastmasters Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 30, at the VFW in Oak Harbor. Tackle your fear of public speaking in a positive and supportive learning environment.

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Develop leadership and communication skills. http://whidbeysounders. toastmastersclubs.org/ Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 30, at the Coupeville Library. Listen to stories, rhymes and songs and participate in activities that inspire a love of reading. For newborns through 24 months with a caregiver.

Thursday Oct. 1

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 1, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Let imaginations run wild with books, sing-along songs and activities that prepare young minds for reading. Playtime or crafting may follow. For ages three to

five years with an accompanying caregiver. 360675-5115.

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Hosting Mason Bees in Your Backyard, 2 p.m., Oct. 2, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Learn about Whidbey’s native bees and how to raise them to help pollinate a garden. These

Meerkerk fall garden sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 3-4, at 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Entrance to the gardens is free on sale days. Contact Joan Bell at meerkerk@

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Saturday Matinee at the Library, 2 p.m., Oct. 3, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. This film, directed by Angelina Jolie, tells the true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash during WWII only to fight for his life. Popcorn provided. 360-675-5115.

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