Xtra!CALENDAR Wednesday Dec. 16
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m.,
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