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Gingerbread Workshop challenges sweet creativity By MEGAN HANSEN

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The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is once again offering an afternoon of sweet fun Saturday with the annual Gingerbread Workshop. The Workshop runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Coupeville Masonic Lodge. “We started it as just a free family activity in conjunction with our shop local promotion,” said Vickie Chambers, executive director of the association. “We found out really quickly that people really like it. “Over the last four years we’ve doubled the amount of supplies we buy.” The workshop is free to the public. Just show up ready to create. “We have everything you need,” Chambers said. The association, with the help of some member sponsors, provide gingerbread house kits and all the decorating candy needed. Get there early to ensure there’s a kit available and also that you have enough time to build and decorate. Chambers said they also

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People of all ages enjoy the Gingerbread Workshop, from young children to older couples. The workshop is free and open to the public each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. bring plenty of graham crackers for people to make additional creations. “We try to be creative

with what we get,” she said. While there is no cost for the workshop, the association is inviting attendees to

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years older couples and even college age people come to make houses. And once you’ve created your masterpiece, you can take it to the Coupeville Library and enter it in the Gingerbread Challenge, sponsored by the association, The Whidbey Examiner and the Friends of the Coupeville Library. Anyone can enter the challenge. Entries don’t have to be made during the workshop. Last year one of the winning entries was submitted after the workshop and caught the judges eyes for its creativeness in recreating the Coupeville Wharf. Entries will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 18 and will be on display until that time. The public is invited to vote on their favorite creation. Winning entries for best adult, child and people’s choice will be announced during the Red Ticket Drawing 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. Winning entries receive a prize.


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Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Nov. 25, at the Oak Harbor Library meeting room. Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes and activities that inspire a love of reading. Play time will follow. 360675-5115. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Nov. 25, in the Whidbey General Hospital conference room. Contact Tim M. at timmondk@hotmail. com or 360-320-8936 for more information.

Friday Nov. 27

Holiday Market on Pioneer, 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m., Nov. 27-29. Peruse the booths of over 20 arts and crafts vendors. The market runs the four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Santa will make special appearances.

Saturday Nov. 28

Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 28, at 1515 Shoreview Ave., Freeland. Holiday goods bazaar and pictures with Santa. Contact Keasha Jennings at info@freelandhall.org or 360-331-6341 for more information. Chris Brokaw in Concert, 3 p.m., Nov. 28, at the Oak Harbor Library meeting room. Renowned singer-songwriter Chris Brokaw brings his blend of vocals and guitar for a special performance.

Refreshments will be served. www.chrisbrokaw. com

Gingerbread Workshop, 11 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Coupeville Masonic Lodge. Sponsored by Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association. Enter your creation in the Gingerbread Challenge at the Coupeville Library after. Lighting of Langley, 4-6 p.m. at Langley Park on Second Street. Enjoy singing carols, sipping hot cider and cocoa, and pictures with Santa. This annual tree-lighting kicks off the holiday season in the Village by the Sea. www.visitlangley.com Jack Tingstad’s model railroad open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 28-29, at 508 Broadway in Coupeville. This year marks the 15th anniver-

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SIP N’ SHOP ON THE COVE: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Coupeville Rec Hall. In support of Small Business Saturday, enjoy wine tasting in the Rec Hall and a sampling of hors’oeuvres and sweet delights. Before or after the wine tasting, shop for that special Christmas gift in one of our unique small businesses on Front Street.

sary of Tingstad’s annual event. Over the years, Tingstad’s layout has received regional and national recognition. Admission is free. Nonperishable food donations will be accepted for the Gifts from the Heart food bank.

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Nov. 29 Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Nov. 29, in the Whidbey General Hospital conference room. Contact Tim M. at timmondk@hotmail. com or 360-320-8936 for more information. Chris Brokaw in Concert, 2 p.m., Nov. 29, at the Coupeville Library. Renowned singer-songwriter Chris Brokaw brings his blend of vocals and guitar for a special performance. Refreshments will

be served. www.chrisbro kaw.com

Monday Nov. 30

“Return of the River” Movie Screening, 1:30 p.m., Nov. 30, at the Coupeville Library. “Return of the River” is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of the campaign to set the Elwha River free, culminating in the largest dam removal in U.S. history. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information. Toastmasters meeting, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 30, at the VFW in Oak Harbor. Toastmasters provides a supportive, positive learning environment in which participants can develop leadership and communications skills, resulting in

increased self-confidence and professional growth. All meetings are open to the public. Enter through the south side of the building. http://whidbey sounders.toastmaster sclubs.org/

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Wednesday Night with the Stars, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 2, at the Coupeville Library. This classic starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, is a delight. With the addition of its songs “You Were Meant for Me,” “You are my Lucky Star” and “Singin’ in the Rain,” this film is one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever made. Rated G. Runtime 103 minutes. Popcorn provided. Contact Leslie Franzen at

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lfranzen@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Dec. 2, in the Whidbey General Hospital conference room.

Thursday Dec. 3

Coupeville Late-night Holiday Shopping. 5-7

p.m. along Coupeville’s historic waterfront. www. coupevillehistoricwater front.com

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Oak Harbor. Tickets go on sale November 4. Call the box office at 360-6792237 or visit www.whid beyplayhouse.com, for further information, show dates and reservations, or email office@whidbey playhouse.com Festival of Trees Gala and Auction. 5:30-11:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Features decorated trees, wreaths and auction items. 360-279-0644,

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Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association Presents: Yoga, for “I can’t do yoga,” 2 p.m., Dec. 4, at the Oak Harbor Library meeting room. Renee Le Verrier will present information on the benefits of yoga for people with movement disorders. Yoga can help rebuild strength, balance and flexibility in every body.

Holiday Market on Pioneer, 4-7 p.m., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 6. Peruse the booths of over 20 arts and crafts vendors. The market runs the four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Santa will make special appearances.

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