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NORTH WHIDBEY’S 50-PLUS CROWD July 2011 | Vol. 3 | Issue 3


Noche Española


Volunteer Services, a Program of Senior Services Of Island County has a need for volunteer drivers to transport seniors and disabled to medical appointments. Volunteers use their own cars, but are reimbursed for fuel, and can state their preferences for remaining on Island, or traveling off Island and times they are available. This is a wonderful way to help those that can no longer drive, but desire to remain independent in their homes. There is a background, driving record and fingerprints check required. If interested, or if you have a need for transportation, please call Pat Weekley at 360-678-4886 ext. 21.



Need to send a quick note or thankyou? Whidbey Island, WA note cards are available at the Oak Harbor Senior Center in packs of six for a $2.00 donation. The art work is an original design and cards are created by member Sandy Roberts. All proceeds go to benefit the Oak Harbor Senior Center. A BIG Thank-you to Sandy and Butch Roberts for this opportunity.

Miguel and Claudia will entertain us with an evening of Spanish culture, food, dance and music. At right, Claudia performs a traditional Flamenco dance.

Wii Bowling tournament



The Whidbey Playhouse is in need of volunteers to work in the concession area of the playhouse. Requires the ability to bake cookies, make punch and brew and serve coffee. Experience in smiling preferred. There is also a great need to put up show posters in and around the Oak Harbor. We have a regular schedule of season shows, as well as off season shows. Please contact the Whidbey Playhouse at 679-2237 for more information.


The Shakunage Japanese Women’s Support Group will hold their annual Garage Sale on Saturday, July 16 from 8:00am – 2:00pm at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.

Photo by Roxann Dunn-Terry


Your Doctor is busy, you’re busy, your medications are complicated and hard to pronounce. You’ve got questions. You don’t want to misunderstand instructions, but sometime you just can’t hear the doctor, then once you get home, you forget what he said anyway. You’ve got more questions. You don’t want to complain about new aches and pains, or take up too much time, but now you have even more questions. Does any of that sound familiar? Join us for an informative and lively discussion “How to Talk to Your Doctor” Tuesday, July 26 at 1:00 pm at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Presenter is Sande Crank-Mulkey, Regency on Whidbey. RSVP by calling 2794580.

Photo provided by Claudia S. Losada

he next stop on our World Tour is Spain. Join Miguel Angel and Claudia Losada on Saturday, July 23 at 5:00 pm for Noche Española (Spanish Night). Enjoy an unforgettable night of Spanish sounds, colors and tastes. Miguel and Claudia will bring to your table the full Spanish experience. Menu: Main dish is Paella Valenciana, the most famous and best-known Spanish dish. Ingredients include seafood, poultry and chorizo with vegetables in rice. Bread, Wine-Red Rioja made with the top grape of Spain, Flamenco Dance and History. (Non-alcoholic Sangria available.) Win one of two beautiful hand-painted fans from Spain! Raffle tickets are available for $1.00. Drawing held that night. Sign up at the front desk with your $20.00 donation or buy a table of six by Friday, July 15. Seating is limited to this festive event.

From left to right, Wayne Hansen, Judy Huss, Butch Roberts and John Rybij

“SIMONE” A VETERAN’S STORY Author S. J. Dennis will be at the Oak Harbor Senior Center on Monday, August 1 at 1:00 pm for a

book signing of his debut novel, “Simone.” Mr. Dennis, who writes from a home near Coupeville, has written “Simone” as a tribute to men and women of the “greatest generation.” The story traces the travels of a Seattle area veteran who returns to the scene of the Battle of the Bulge for a unit reunion and uncovers long suppressed memories of the dark days of winter in 1944. He also finds Simone, a Belgium woman who nursed him back to health when he was wounded in the battle. Discovering Simone threatens to disrupt both of their predicable lives. Simone is available through his website (www.sjdennis. com), at Amazon, and will soon be


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he Oak Harbor Senior Center’s Nintendo Wii Bowling Team, The Striking Tremors + 1, participated in the Community Connection Video Game Tournament. Using the interactive Nintendo Wii video game consoles, participating groups held tournaments within their senior centers. The highest scoring player from each team was announced on the Older Americans Month Web site. Pictured left to right in their new shirts are Wayne Hansen-210; Judy Huss-196; Butch Roberts-176 and John Rybij-215. Not pictured, Betty Gage-240. Way to Go Team! A BIG Thank-You to the Oak Harbor Senior Center Foundation for the beautiful new team shirts! in local book stores. We will raffle a copy of “Simone” for $1.00 a ticket with the drawing held the day of signing. All proceeds to benefit the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Please RSVP by calling 279-4580.

APPLEBEE’S DINING OUT FUNDRAISER EVENT We had such a great turn out in May that we’re doing it again1 Invite all of your Friends & Family to dine with us any time on Wednesday, August 10 and Applebee’s will donate 15% of the proceeds to the Oak Harbor Senior Center. (To Go and Carside To Go orders will be applied!) Pick up your flyer (Ticket) at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. You must have a Ticket for the Senior Center to receive 15%. This offer is good only at the Applebee’s at 31810 State Route 20 in Oak Harbor. A fun, tasty way to raise funds and best of all no dishes to wash! We were $2.00 short of making $400. Just a couple of more people and we’ll go over the top!

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The Bridge | July 2011

Hidey Holes THE SHORTEST DISTANCE “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

BY ROXANN DUNN-TERRY I was glancing through a magazine when I stumbled across this article: Different Ways to Hide Money at Home “The best place for your money is the bank. The safest place is in the bank. Failing that, a safe bolted securely to the ground may keep your money from being stolen. However, if these two options aren’t possible and you must hide your money in your home, there are several different approaches you can consider. Leave a Decoy-robbers will find it and think they’ve found it all; Tape- taping it to a rarely examined surface like the underside of a drawer or Tuck in between

pages of a book; (And My Personal Favorite!) Amid the Minutia- There are a number of excellent hiding places amid the minutia of daily life. For example, the money might be placed in a plastic bag which is then placed beneath the garbage bag already in use. Or you might tuck your cash into the paper towel roll that is currently in use. It’s highly unlikely that a burglar will find the money in these locations. However, it’s reasonably possible that the money will accidentally be discarded, so be sure to keep that in mind when making your decision.” What? Someone needs to be told ‘How to Hide Money At Home’? I nearly fell out of my chair. Isn’t this a passage into Womanhood? Your “Hidey Hole”. I first became aware of Hidey Holes when my mother and I had “The Talk”. The Financial Independence Talk. A close friend of my mother lost her mother in a terrible car accident in another state. She was sitting at the kitchen table with my mom crying. Mom reached into her purse, took something out and passed it to her friend. The friend looked at mom with


Come fiddle around with the Old Time Fiddlers for some great music and fun Friday, July 1 at 6:30 pm at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Bring a plate of cookies if you like. Admission is by donation to the Old Time Fiddlers. Everyone’s welcome. Great family fun!


A “Country Dance” will be held Friday, July 8 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, including a variety of workshops, at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Admission is $5.00 per person – $9.00 per couple, $1.00 discount for Senior Center Members. Open to the Public.


Join Nina and the gang at the new Café Bella, for an evening of food, friendship and great Italian food, on Wednesday, July 20. Meet at 5:00 pm. RSVP by calling the Center, 279-4580, by July 15. (Gratuities not included.)


Join “Whidbey’s Frugalista”, Amy Hannold, for a morning of money-saving ideas and inspiration, Wednesday, July 27, 10:45 am at the Oak Harbor Senior

theBridge EDITOR | Roxann Dunn-Terry Reach The Bridge via mail at: 51 SE Jerome Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Business Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Send comments/suggestions to To advertise, call 360-675-6611.

tears in her eyes and said, “Reta, I can’t take that.” Mom shook her head and said, “Oh yes you can. It’s mine and no one will miss it. Now you take it, you’d do the same for me kid, if it was my mother.” They hugged, cried a little longer then she left. I asked mom afterwards what she had given her friend. Mom said, “Roxann, sit down. I think you’re old enough to learn about ‘Hidey Holes’.” My education began. “A smart woman always has a Hidey Hole. A little bit of cash tucked away for emergencies or something special. You never know what life may throw at you, but you need a back up plan. Never spend your entire allotment check, save a little from it every month and tuck it away. Just pretend you don’t have it. Save it for a Rainy Day, believe me, the rain will come.” Then mom asked me to get the new little coin purse Nana had sent me. She gave me a dollar, a quarter and a dime to put in it. I collected nearly ten dollars before I found a need to use it as a child. The lesson was well learned. Never spend all your money, save a little and hide it.

Center. Bring your questions on where to find the best deal for what you’re shopping for. We’ll help you spend less on items from your budget! Amy will point you in the right direction and help you get the most from your money. Concerns regarding consumer issues and “wiserconsumer” resources will also be featured. You can email your questions ahead of time, if desired, to hannolds@ RSVP, 279-4580.


Presentation - Sleep and Disorders of Sleep

A Good Night’s Sleep is more than counting sheep and not letting the bed bugs bite. Presenter Daniel Moore, RPSGT, Lead Technologist, is with The Whidbey Island Sleep Center, Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Sleeping well is the first step to living well; that’s why eliminating or reducing sleep problems is so important to your health and well being. There are many factors that influence sleep problems, such as illness, stress and other psychological problems. The quality of your sleep will impact your life and health at all stages of life. Oak Harbor Senior Center Monday July 25, from 1:002:00pm. Call the Front Desk at 279-4580 to RSVP.


A Free workshop by the Social Security Administration will be held Tuesday, July 12, from 2:00-3:00 pm at the

The Rain will come. My family use to tease me about my Hidey Hole until they saw the wisdom in it. Broke before payday, unexpected breakdowns or opportunities, ice cream on vacation, gas money, the list goes on. Once Mr. Volunteer forgot the checkbook when he went to the grocery store then remembered my Hidey Hole in the car. I do have several-I know better than to keep it all in one place. Mr. Volunteer only knows of a couple. After last year’s trip to Disneyland I need to find new Hidey Holes. Everyone in the Terry Kingdom discovered the ones I had. After we counted up what we had saved for our trip, I proceeded to raid the Hidey Holes – “Amid the Minutia”- My desk, the bed stand, two jars in different cupboards, $16.46 in a winter coat pocket……Mr. Volunteer looked at me in amazement and said, “I thought the wrinkled envelope in your purse was your Hidey Hole.” Beth said, “Wow Mom, you’re good.” My daughter still has the Hidey Hole of fifty dollars I gave her when she was 17. She’s holding one for the Princess for when she comes of age. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I can assure you, the Rain will come.

Oak Harbor Elks Lodge - 155 NE Ernst St. Kirk Larson, Public Affairs Specialist, will be presenting, “Social Security 101 - Everything You Wanted To Know”. Come get your questions answered. All ages welcome to attend. Event hosted by Scott Dudley, Edward Jones Financial Advisor. RSVP: Bonnie (360)679-2527.


Join David Goodman in taking a look at how to achieve a stable, steady income in retirement. Even a casual observer of the markets these days could get a headache trying to understand what is going on. Bring your questions and let’s unravel some of the challenges together. Thursday, July 21 at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. RSVP-279-4580.


June 30 - Learn about Rain Barrels with Shore Steward, Scott Chase. July 7 - Learn about Worm Bins with WSU Waste Wise, Janet Hall. Oak Harbor’s Farmer’s Market is held Thursdays, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Hwy 20 between the NWMS Track and the Chamber of Commerce. ... continued on Page 5

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health briefs & helpful info Senior Services of Island County Information and Assistance for Seniors: Job Bank, Free Notary Service and more. Call 675-0311.

Grief Support Group NOTE: Group will meet once a month during the Summer. The Grief Support Group will meet Monday, July 25 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Monthly drop-in group for adults coping with the loss of someone significant. New participants welcomed at any time. Informal discussion led by a facilitator. Share experiences & feelings, learn about the grief process, identify healthy coping skills. No charge. Registration not required. Sponsored by Hospice of the Northwest. Call 360-814-5589 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Meets the first Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:430

pm at the Meeting House, just west of HomePlace Special Care Center, 171 SW 6th Ave., Oak Harbor. Call 360-279-2555.

Parkinson’s Support Group July 1 at Cherry Hill Club House, 547 NW 12th Loop, Oak Harbor. Group facilitator is Carolyn Hansen, 279-1785.

Foot Care Clinic Appointments are available for Wednesday, July 13 & Wednesday, July 19. To make an appointment, call the Front Desk at 279-4580. Foot Care Clinic is held at North Whidbey Caregivers Cove.

Oak Harbor Hearing Aid Service

Free hearing tests and hearing aid repairs on Mondays, July 11 & 25 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. For an appointment call the Center, 279-4580.

Vision Impaired Support Group

Tuesday, July 19 at 2:00pm.

For more information, contact Paul Bovey at 6798293.

SHIBA Appointments are available on Wednesdays, from 9:00 – 11:30 am For appointments call the Center at 279-4580. SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) Help Line is a FREE service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, sponsored locally by Island Hospital. The volunteers are trained to inform people of their options regarding health insurance, Medicare (supplements, advantage plans or Part D) disability, individual, long term care, COBRA, VA. For assistance with claims or billing problems, please call the local SHIBA sponsors @ 360675-2229 ext 1342, and you will be directed to someone to help you.


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meal sites & hours Cam Bey Apartments 50 N. Main, Coupeville Mon.-Fri. at Noon 360-678-4886

Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor Mon., Wed., Fri. at 11:45 a.m. 360-279-4580


Everything You Wanted To Know

A FREE Workshop By The Social Security Administration


FOR ALL AGES Sponsored by:

Scott Dudley Edward Jones Financial Advisor

When: Tuesday, July 12th Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Speaker: Kirk Larson is the Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration. He has worked with the agency for over 18 years in both technical and managerial roles. Kirk has presented Social Security information in both the Seattle and San Francisco Regions. He has had several articles published, and has appeared on TV and radio shows to discuss various Social Security issues. The Social Security Administration and other Federal Government organizations have recognized him for his outstanding public service. Kirk has a degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University at Pomona and has owned his own business.


Elks Lodge #2362

155 NE Ernst Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277 RSVP:

Scott Dudley (360)679-2527

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july trips

The Bridge | July 2011 For a complete description of all trips, see the Summer 2010 Travel Brochure. 11 – 13 – 14 – 16 – 17 – 19 – 20 & 21 – 26 – 28 – 29 –

Nooksack-Northwood Casino Orcas Island Adventure Deception Pass State Park Kayak Tour Bite of Seattle/Seattle Choice Fraser River Paddle Wheeler Lunch Cruise Granville Island, BC Leavenworth & Wenatchee River White Water Rafting Tulalip Casino Deception Pass Sunset Crab Feast Bellevue Festival of The Arts & Nordstrom’s Summer Sale Rail Road Day

The Boys Of Summer! Mariners Vs. Oakland Athletics

Victoria, B.C.

Join the Washington State Association of Senior Centers and Seniors from across the State as the Mariners take on the Oakland Athletics. Seats are located in the exclusive Wells Fargo Terrace Club section where you can watch the game in comfort and style on the exclusive 200 level of the ballpark. Enjoy the game, rain or shine, from your seats or step inside the Terrace Club lounge - complete with plasma TVs, a full bar and specialty concession stands. The Terrace Club features comfortable, wide, padded seats; expanded concession stand options; in-seat food and beverage service; - open only to those with Wells Fargo Terrace Club tickets. Our special parking pass gives us direct sky bridge access to the Wells Fargo Terrace Club - no stairs to climb. It’s root, root, root for the home team! Sodo Mojo!! Ticket & Transportation. 22 Tickets available. Payment by July 1.

Visit Victoria for a fun filled 3 nights & 4 days stay at the Embassy Inn conveniently located by the innerharbor. Visit the Butterfly Exhibit on the way to Butchart Gardens for the afternoon – evening of music and fireworks. Victoria, the Provincial Capital of Canada, is a hub of arts and culture featuring live music, theatre, festivals, art galleries, museums, castle, heritage homes and more. Victoria is an easy fun walking town with plenty of sights, shopping and eateries or join us for a visit to the village of Sidney by-the- Sea with it’s waterfront walks. ENJOY! Includes: Bus, Ferry, Hotel, baggage handling, Butterfly Exhibit, Butchart Gardens & Escort. For more information, see Pat. PASSPORTS REQUIRED. Sign up with a $100 now with final payment by August 5.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Costs: $65-Members/$95-Non-members Departure: 9:30 am - 12:40 pm Game.

Sunday – Wednesday, Sept. 11 – 14, 2011 Cost: $440 pp double member / $612 Single member Departure: early TBA / Return: TBA PASSPORTS REQUIRED

North To Alaska!

7 Day Alaska Cruise - Round Trip From Seattle

Join Helen & Ken Bates for our, 7 Day Alaska Cruise, aboard Holland America’s MS Oosterdam, round trip from Seattle. Trip is scheduled for September 18 - 25, 2011. Cruise Glacier Bay National Park, visit Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria. Rates include Round trip Transfers from Oak Harbor to Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal, Cabin accommodations, All meals in the Main Dining Room, Buffets and Room Service, Passports required. $350 per person deposit is due at time of booking. Your deposit is refundable until the final payment date of June 5. Credit Cards accepted. For more info. call Helen at 675-4201.

Branson Musical Holiday

November 10 - 14, 2011 Cost: $1,759 Double; $2,059 Single; $1,729 Triple

Christmas in the Ozarks is like no other; the air is aglow with holiday spirit and cheer. You will enjoy an array of fabulous Christmas performances, all unique and spectacular in their own right. Highlights include The Hughes Brothers; Silver Dollar City where an 1892 Christmas will unfold before your eyes; Andy Williams; Doug Gabriel; Stone Hill Winery; SIX-voted Branson’s Best Show; Yakov Smirnoff; Showboat Branson Belle; 5 Meals; Cancellation Waiver and Insurance; Hotel Transfers and Round Trip Air from Seattle. If we have 10 or more, round trip transportation between Oak Harbor and SeaTac included. Stop by for a brochure. Deposit of $310 by July 10. Limit 20 seats. Credit Cards accepted. Call Pat for more information at 279-4582.

PASSPORTS: You can apply for a passport book at Oak Harbor Senior Center (51 SE Jerome) Passport Appointments 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, and/or to make a passport application appointment, call 360-279-4580. For more information regarding passports or WHTI, visit

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JULY 2011 For details about items listed below or a comprehensive list of events, visit the Oak Harbor Senior Center at 51 SE Jerome Street or call 360-279-4580.





9 - Aerobic Exercises 9 – Lapidary 9-12 – Wood Carving 10 – Travel Committee 1 – Japanese Women Group 1 – Chess 1 – Line Dance 6 - Pinochle




Members of the Oak Harbor “Center Piecers” have made a beautiful quilt to raffle. The quilt design is called Magic Circles and is made from donated materials. Tickets are $1.00 and may be purchased at the Center. Drawing will be held at the Anniversary event planned for September 8. All proceeds go towards supporting programs at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.





10-12:30 – Ping Pong, 9- Quilting Pool, Pinochle 9:30 – Tai Chi 2 – Saturday Matinee @ LUNCH the Library: “Rabbit Hole” 12:30 – Pinochle 6:30 – Old Time Fiddlers





8:30 –– Yoga Yoga 8:30 Conditioning 99:30– Lapidary; SHIBA 9 –Conditioning Lapidary 9:309LUNCH – SHIBA 10 – Painting Studio 12:30 – Party Bridge 12:30 LUNCH – Ping Pong – Party Bridge 1 -12:30 Intermediate Spanish – Ping Pong 1 12:30 – Beginning Bridge 12 –– Spanish ForSpanish Seniors Beginning 1 – Beginning 3 – HulaBridge – Hula 7 –3Gem Club

9 - Aerobic Exercises 10 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 10 –Creative Writing 12:15 – 3:30 –Bingo 12:30 – Cribbage 7 – Wire Wrap

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8:30 – Yoga 9:30- Conditioning LUNCH 1 – Watercolor Studio 5 – Tai Chi


8:30 – Yoga 9:30- Conditioning 10 – Hearing Tests LUNCH 1 – Watercolor Studio 1 - WGH Education Program 1 – Grief Support Group 5 – Tai Chi

9 - Aerobic Exercises 9 – Lapidary 9-12 – Wood Carving 10 - Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 – MAC Seminar 1 – Chess 1 – Line Dance 6 - Pinochle 7 – Stamp Club

9 - Aerobic Exercises 9 – Lapidary 9-12 – Wood Carving 9:30 – Foot Clinic 10 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 – Chess 1 – Line Dance 2 – Vision Support Group 6 - Pinochle


9 - Aerobic Exercises 9 – Lapidary 9-12 – Wood Carving 10 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 – Chess 1 – Line Dance 1 – Talking With Your Doctor 6 - Pinochle 7 – Stamp Club

8:30 – Yoga 9 – Lapidary; SHIBA 9:30- Conditioning 9:30 – Foot Clinic LUNCH 12:30 – Party Bridge 12:30 – Ping Pong 1 - Intermediate Spanish 1 – Beginning Bridge 2 – Beginning Spanish 3 – Hula

8:30 – Yoga 9:30- Conditioning 9 – Lapidary; SHIBA LUNCH 12:30 – Party Bridge 12:30 – Ping Pong 1 - Intermediate Spanish 1 – Beginning Bridge 2 – Beginning Spanish3 – Hula 5 – Senior Night Out!


8:30 – Yoga 9:30- Conditioning 9 – Lapidary; SHIBA 10:45 -Frugal Coffee Chat LUNCH 12:30 – Party Bridge 12:30 – Ping Pong 1 - Intermediate Spanish 1 – Beginning Bridge 2 – Beginning Spanish 3 - Hula The Bridge comes out

9 - Aerobic Exercises 10 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 10 –Creative Writing 12:15-3:30 –Jack Pot Bingo– Harbor Tower Village 12:30 – Cribbage 7 – Wire Wrap

9 - Aerobic Exercises 10 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 10 –Creative Writing 12:15 – 3:30 –Bingo 12:30 – Cribbage 1 – Smart Choices In Retirement 7 – Wire Wrap


9 - Aerobic Exercises 10 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 10 –Creative Writing 12:15 – 3:30 –Jack Pot Bingo- Banner Bank 12:30 – Cribbage 7 – Wire Wrap

9- Quilting 9:30 – Tai Chi LUNCH 12:30 – Pinochle 3–Garage Sale Set-Up

9- Quilting 9:30 – Tai Chi LUNCH 12:30 – Pinochle


9- Quilting 9:30 – Tai Chi LUNCH 12:30 – Pinochle

Shakunage Japanese Women’s Support Group Garage Sale 8 am – 2 pm

10-12:30 – Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

5 – Noche Española!

30 10-12:30 – Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Naval Aviation Centennial

10 – Fly-In Ault Field 10 – Fly-In Seaplane Base

AAA Driver Improvement Course American Driving Services is accepting reservations for its one-day refresher course on defensive driving skills. The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Class will be held at Regency on Whidbey Retirement Community, 1040 Kimball Drive on Friday July 15 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and over for automobile insurance premium discounts. Some companies give the discount even younger. Check with your insurance agent for the amount and duration of the discount. To register for the class, send your payment ($16.00 per person). Send checks only, payable to American Driving Services, P.O. Box 66681, Seattle, WA 98166-0681. Your fee is non-refundable, but is transferable to another class. You will receive confirmation by mail, email or phone. Call us at 800.462.3728 if you have additional questions. Registration must be postmarked by July 7.

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>july interest groups MAC Computer Seminar

Next seminar is Tuesday, July 12 at 1:00 pm, with instructor Tom Johnson. Q & A period and “What’s New?� Cost is $1. New attendees RSVP at front desk with your computer info. Check here for more info: wimug

Whidbey Island Stamp Club Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. New members welcome. Free evaluations on stamp collections provided. Contact Lee Dougherty, 675-9674.


Tues. and Weds. mornings at 9:00 am.

Hazel “Good Heart� Welliver Harbor Tower’s #1 “Cheer� Leader

When anyone hears the name Hazel Welliver their immediate feelings are one of compassion, warmth and kindness. Harbor Tower Village hit the jackpot when she became an employee. Hazel started at Harbor Tower in December of 2007. She came to us after 30 years at Safeway in Oak Harbor. Hazel started as the Program Director. Her responsibilities included developing activities, planning excursions, special events and of course being the #1 “Cheer� Leader!! She excelled at it all. In May of 2010 Hazel decided it was time to retire. Of course we were all very sad at Harbor Tower. We threw her a big retirement party and hoped she would still remain in our lives. After three weeks Hazel and Harbor Tower missed each other too much and Hazel came back part time as the Executive Assistant. All is well in the world again! Harbor Tower Village is so blessed to have such a wonderful and dedicated staff.. Maybe that is why our employees stay!! Please feel free to stop by and visit with Hazel. The first 10 people who visit Whidbey Coffee, located on highway 20 next to Wendy’s in Oak Harbor, and mention Harbor Tower’s #1 “Cheer� Leader will receive a free latte. See you at Harbor Tower Village and Whidbey Coffee.

Harbor Tower Village 100 East Whidbey Ave Oak Harbor WA 98277 360-675-2569


Whidbey Island Gem Club

Will meet Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00 pm. There will be a general meeting of the membership. Interested and potential members, ages 8 to 100+ are invited to attend. Â Contact Chip Batcheller, 679-9397

Wire Wrap

Thursdays at 7:00 pm. New people welcome. Create unique jewelry. A cab and the wire needed for your first project will be provided. May purchase cabs and wire for future projects. Contact Dick James, 675-9396.

Quilting Group

Friday mornings, 9:00 am.

Widows and Widowers of Whidbey Island

Fun supportive people with common interests. Monthly dinner at NAS Whidbey Chief Petty Officer’s Club the second Friday of the month at 5:00 pm. Every Sunday, Call Phyllis Hofkamp, 6753628 for breakfast location and call Roz Davis, 675-3171 for dinner location.

North Whidbey Coupon Club

North Whidbey Coupon Club now meets Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm at Regency On Whidbey, 1040 SW Kimball Drive in Oak Harbor (New Location). Meeting is “open house� style: guests are welcome to come by anytime between those hours, bring their coffee and get some great money-saving information. North Whidbey Coupon Club will meet on Saturday, July 9, 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. “Good Meals, Better Deals�, an intro/ refresher class will be offered Saturday July 30 at 10 am ($10/person).  The clubs are free, open to current couponers and those new to coupons. Coupons for Our Community is in need of coupon inserts.  Please donate yours at Albertons, the Oak Harbor Senior Center, or start a collection box of your own at your church, social club, neighbors, etc. For more information call Amy at 360-675-2338.

The Bridge | July 2011 July Events At Oak Harbor Library:

New FAX Service— By popular demand, Oak Harbor Library has added a self-service fax machine for customer use. Using a debit/credit or FaxCash card (available for sale by the Friends of the Library), library customers can follow simple instructions to send a FAX. Cost is $1.50 for the first page, $1.00 per additional page.  The customer follows instructions via phone on a standalone machine; enters the card number, sends the FAX and that’s it.  We have some very satisfied customers—which is always our goal.    New Hours— Oak Harbor Library has new hours of operation. Opening at 9:00 am and closing at 8:00 pm on weekdays. Weekend hours remain the same. Changes in open hours are based on public feedback and recent patterns of library use, and were developed with the goal of improving service to our community. This is not a reduction in hours; in fact we are adding one hour per week to the total. The library is open 7 days per week: Monday through Thursday 9 am-8 pm; Friday 9 am-5 pm; Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 1pm-5 pm. Summer Reading – It’s Not Just For Kids! Whole Latte Reading

Going On! Submit five book reviews online or on paper at the library, and receive a free $5 gift card for use at any Whidbey Coffee outlet. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Call the library at 360-675-5115 for more information.

Digital Photography Scavenger Hunt— Meet at the library on

Wednesday, July 6 at 2:00 pm. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library, for teens and adults.

Yoga With Claudia SåmanoLosada— Thursdays, July 7 through

28, at 2:00 pm. Drop in or attend all five sessions of this free introduction to gentle yoga for teens and adults. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge Presents “Three Billy Goats Gruff� and Other Tales— Tuesday, July 26

at 1:00 & 3:00 pm. Bring the grandkids for stories, songs, dances, games and activities celebrating Nordic culture and traditions.

“Do One Nice Thing� Ideas for July

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1. “Make my day� Give someone a sincere complement. 2. THEY DELIVER Where would we be without our dedicated letter carriers? Say “thank you� by leaving a snack and note for yours. 3. Many thanks to those who contributed items for the 6 boxes that were sent to our Marines on May 17!   A special thanks to Jack who brought in “lots of goodies�, and Helen Olney who helped pack boxes. Carm has specifically asked for cards and letters for other marines in his unit. They get to “civilization� about every two weeks. You can address your card or letter to “Any Marine� c/o SSgt Consolino, Carmen A.J., 2D Intel BN FWD, CI Co, HET 8, Unit 76650 FPO AE 09510-6650

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Fun Fitness A Fun Fitness program conducted by North End Fitness for people 50 years of age and older. Must be a member of the Oak Harbor Senior Center to take classes at the Center.

Alzheimer’s Family Support Program

SUMMER SCHEDULE: Yoga – M & W, 8:30 am (Earlier time) Chair Conditioning (Seated Aerobics) M & W, 9:30 am Aerobics – T & TH, 9:00 am Zumba Gold – F, 11:15 am (held at North End Fitness Center) For the $15 Unlimited Senior Class Card you may take all four of these classes. For $25, take all these classes and have unlimited use of the North End Fitness Center and Excalibur Gym which is open 24 hours a day. For more information and to register, call North End Fitness at 675-1111.

The Tuesday Afternoon Line Dancers have met for four years. Come join this fun class!


With a ‘Twinkle to the Right’ and a ‘Twinkle to the Left’, the Tuesday Afternoon Line Dancers have “Waltz Across Texas� for four years. Group leader is Jerry Scheppers with Co-leader Jean Owen. Twelve to eighteen members gather every Tuesday and most Fridays at the Oak Harbor Senior Center at 1:00 pm to practice their twinkles and other steps to the music of country songs. “Come Dance With Me�, “Achy Breaky Heart�, “Cowboy Charleston� and “Coca Cola Cowboy� are a few of their favorites. Fifty per cent of the class were beginners when it started. A few were members of the original Line Dance Class taught by Peg & Dale Johnson several years ago. Why Line Dance? “It’s fun; good exercise; helps with memory and it’s good physical and mental exercise� are some of the answers. The class is $10.00 a month-Members / $20 a month-Non-members. No partners needed

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm with instructor Jerry Scheppers. $10.00 a month-Members. No partners needed.

Senior Center, with instructor, Deon Matzen. Choose watercolor, acrylic, or oil (we will have a non toxic classroom for those with solvent sensitivities). Instruction is on an individual basis at the skill level of the student, beginning thru advanced. To see her work go to Classes will be from 9-11:30 am on Wednesdays. Each session is $65-Members/$75-NonMembers, payable at the first class. Materials list available at the Center. Next session: July 6, 13, 20 & 28. Third session: August 3, 17, 24, & 31. (skipping August 10). RSVP by calling 279-4580. Limit 12 per session.

The Faint Hearted Painter

Spanish For Seniors

Join this fun multi-media painting class, at the Oak Harbor

Conversational Spanish, Wednesdays with Al Enriquez.

Wood Carving Tuesdays 9:00 am with instructor Dick Weber. Classes are $5.00 a session and open to all levels of carving experience. New students welcome.

Tai Chi & Qigong Jill Reed teaches Tai Chi on Mondays at 5:30 pm and Fridays at 9:30 am. To register, call Jill at 675-1464.

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