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Ticket promotions encourage shop local campaigns The Central and North Whidbey business communities are enticing residents to shop local with a chance to win big. Sponsored by the newly formed Oak Harbor Main Street Association, 22 Oak Harbor businesses, most of them in historic downtown, are participating in a $1,000 Green Ticket Cash Giveaway. For every $20 spent at participating stores and restaurants, one green ticket is earned for a chance to win $1,000 during a drawing at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Old Town Mall. The participating businesses, identified by green tickets in their windows, are: Baby N Me, Casual House, Collage, Fantasia, Flyers Restaurant and Brewery, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway, Garry Oak Gallery, Hot Rock Pizza, Island Paint & Glass, Just Because, Oak Tree Antiques, Paint Your World, Popsies, Red’s Boutique, Rustica, Skagit Cycle, the Jewelry Gallery, Whidbey Inspirations, Whidbey Wild Bird and Wind & Tide Bookshop. Grace by the Sea, a church on Pioneer Way, also is par-

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Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association Executive Director Vickie Chambers holds up the wad of $2 bills the lucky winner received during the 2014 Red Ticket Drawing. ticipating. “Merchants do try very hard to stimulate interest for downtown,” said Kay Coolidge, who owns Popsies, a candy store on Pioneer Way. The Oak Harbor Main

Street Association is taking over that role from the Downtown Merchants Association, which is transitioning into the new organization. Oak Harbor’s Main Street program has already secured

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The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, which is also a Main Street organization, also holds an annual Red Ticket Drawing. Participating businesses offer customers a red ticket for every $20 spent. The

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promotion starts in October and runs until the drawing, which is held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20 on the steps of the Island County Historical Museum. This year Coupeville has 31 businesses participating including: Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, Harbor Gifts and Kayak Rental, Handbag Consignment Shop, Salty Mug Coffee Shop, Coupeville Auto Repair, Collections Boutique, Elkhorn Trading Co., Front Street Realty, Back to the Island, A Touch of Dutch, Far From Normal, The Crow’s Roost, Mon Petit Cache, Front Street Grill, Aqua Gifts, Whidbey Isle Yarns, Gifts and Teas; Vail Wine Shop and Tasting Room, Island County Historical Museum, Windjammer Custom Framing, Christopher’s on Whidbey, Mosquito Fleet Chili, The Oystercatcher, The Coupeville Inn, Penn Cove Gallery, One More Thing!, The Honey Bear, Knead and Feed, Lavender Wind, Toby’s Tavern, Salon Blue and bayleaf. With both drawings, the winners must be present to win.


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Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Dec. 16, in the Whidbey General Hospital conference room. Contact Tim M. at timmondk@hotmail. com or 360-320-8936 for more information.

Thursday Dec. 17

Coupeville Late-night Holiday Shopping. 5-7 p.m. at Coupeville’s Historic Waterfront Association. www.coupevillehistoricwaterfront.com Holiday Celebration with the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library, 3 p.m., Dec. 17, at the Oak Harbor Library meeting room. Celebrate the season with friends, food and

fun. The Justin in Time Jazz Duo will perform live music. There will also be a silent auction of donated items to benefit the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. 360-675-5115. “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” will run Dec. 17-20 at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sundays. Call the box office at 360-679-2237 or visit www.whidbeyplayhouse.com, for further information, show dates and reservations, or email office@whidbeyplayhouse. com

Friday Dec. 18

Holiday Market on

Pioneer, 4-7 p.m., Dec. 18 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 19-20. 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. How to Start a Business, 1 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Oak Harbor Library meeting room. Learn how to write a business plan using the Small Business Administration’s format. Discover library tools to help you save hundreds of dollars. Pre-register at sno-isle.org or by calling the library at 360-6755115.

The REAL Toy Story, 1 p.m., Dec. 18, at Coupeville Elementary School Multipurpose Room. Join us as master storyteller Alleyoop shares his fascinating collection

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BOWMAN BAY HOLIDAY: 5-8 p.m., Dec. 19, at Bowman Bay, Deception Pass State Park. See the CCC shelters festively lighted and warmed with fires in the fireplaces. Have a photo taken with Santa in the restored beach shelter. Enjoy local music, drink hot cider and chocolate, purchase handmade wreaths and eat delicious baked goods.$10 parking per car or free with Discover Pass.

of folk toys from around the world. For school-age children and their caregivers. Funded by the Friends of the Coupeville Library. Designer Hot Cocoa, 1 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Coupeville Library. Teens and tweens are invited to try something different by concocting their own signature cocoa recipes. Get creative while satisfying your sweet tooth. Contact Lindsey Anderson at landerson@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information.

Saturday Dec. 19

Holiday Market on Pioneer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 19-20. 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. The Ballet Slipper Conservatory of Oak Harbor (TBSC) presents “The Nutcracker,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 19 and 2 p.m., Dec. 20, at the Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building. Tickets are available for purchase at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 32630 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Green Ticket Drawing, 5 p.m., Dec. 19 at Old Town Mall on Pioneer Way. Must be present to win.

Sunday Dec. 20

Dec. 20, in the Whidbey General Hospital conference room. Contact Tim M. at timmondk@hotmail. com or 360-320-8936 for more information. Red Ticket Drawing. At Historic Downtown Coupeville. $1,000 drawing. Shop, dine and stay with participating merchants through Dec. 21 and earn red tickets that are entered into a drawing. 360-678-5434.

Tuesday Dec. 22

Low Vision and Blind Support Group, meets 2 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month starting Dec. 22 at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Toastmasters Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 22, at the VFW on Goldie Road in Oak Harbor.

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Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning environment to assist you in developing communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Open to the public. http:// whidbeysounders.toastmastersclubs.org

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