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ACTIVITY GUIDE WINTER 2017

Enrichment Classes

Sports for Youth & Adults Special Events Ski Bus And More!

JANUARY  APRIL


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MISSION STATEMENT Parks, facilities and recreation programs for the citizens of South Whidbey Island. CONTACT INFO

COMMISSIONERS

Recreation Center & Offices

The SWPRD Board of Commissioners meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation Center, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, Room 111. Commissioners are:

Location/Mail

5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260

Office Phone

(360) 221-5484

Fax

(360) 221-7323

E-mail swparks@whidbey.com Website www.swparks.org Office Hours

Mon-Thu, 8:30am–5pm Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm

Office Closed December 26, January 2, January 16, February 20

STAFF Parks & Recreation Director Doug Coutts, (360) 221-6488 dirswprd@whidbey.com Recreation Supervisor Carrie Monforte, (360) 221-6788 programs@whidbey.com Office Manager Peggy Nelson, (360) 221-5484 swparks@whidbey.com Facilities & Grounds Tom Fallon, (360) 221-7181 trfallon@hotmail.com

STAY INFORMED Subscribe to our e-newsletter and receive regular updates. Visit www.swparks.org and click on the square “Sign Up for News” icon on the right or find us on Facebook.

ADVERTISING Whidbey Weekly prints and distributes three activity guides a year. We welcome you to advertise your program or business along with us. For details, email advertise@ whidbeyweekly.com.

Dennis Hunter • Bob Hezel • Don Wood Mark Helpenstell • Matt Simms

HIYI YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Healthy Island Youth Initiative (HIYI) Committee solicits donations to support ongoing efforts to keep organized healthy activities affordable for all local youth in Island County. The HIYI Scholarship Fund addresses these needs by helping cover the cost of registration fees, equipment and/or other expenses so that youth in Island County can participate in organized physical activities, regardless of their family’s economic status. The South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is the fiscal agent for HIYI, and receives, holds and distributes funds upon direction from the HIYI committee. Donations to this fund may now be tax deductible. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made payable to South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, and should be mailed to PO Box 157, Freeland, WA 98249, with a note on the memo line directing it to the “HIYI Scholarship Fund”. Any Whidbey Island youth may apply for assistance to participate in any organized sport or physical activity. The needs-based scholarships are awarded based on financial criteria and commitment to the activity. Those interested in receiving financial assistance should call Carrie at (360) 221-6788 or visit https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/AHC/ PublishingImages/Pages/HIYI-Scholarship/ HIYIApplication5.2016.pdf and print off an application.

ACCESSIBILITY & ACCOMODATION Individuals with or without disabilities may register for all programs offered by South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District provided program safety can be met. The District provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Contact the SWPRD office three weeks in advance of the program start date to discuss accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

DISCLAIMERS Updates & Errors

This schedule of classes is published for information purposes only. We strive to produce the most accurate brochure possible. However, some program information may have changed after this brochure has gone to print. We will make every effort to notify participants of the changes.

School Disclaimer

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation programs are NOT sponsored by the South Whidbey School District or the Coupeville School District, and the South Whidbey School District and Coupeville School Districts assume no responsibility for the conduct or safety of the activity. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the South Whidbey School District and the Coupeville School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.


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REFUNDS & CREDITS 1. Full refunds will be given for all classes cancelled by SWPRD. 2. Refunds requested and submitted in writing using the Refund Request Form before the early fee deadline date (or at least 5 business days before start of program if no early fee deadline) will be subject to a 10% service fee, with a minimum service fee of $10. 3. SWPRD account credits requested and submitted in writing using the Refund Request Form before the early fee deadline date (or at least 5 business days before start of program if no early fee deadline) will be good for one calendar year from issue date, for the full fee paid and will not be subject to service fee. 4. Refunds or credits will not be issued if cancelled after deadline date or within 5 business days of program start. 5. To request a refund, a Refund Request Form must be submitted to the SWPRD office in writing. Verbal requests will not be honored. Forms are available at the SWPRD office or online. Please be aware that refund requests may take up to 45 days to process. 6. Refunds will not be issued from an account credit. 7. Refunds will not be issued for programs costing $10 or less (unless cancelled by SWPRD). 8. One day classes, trips, or special events are not covered under this policy (no refunds or credits available).

GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION INFO † Symbol indicates that fee includes 8.7% sales tax. The State of Washington Department of Revenue collects sales tax on fees for certain entertainment and recreation programs. § Symbol indicates contracted programs that have their own refund policies. Contact the contractor directly to inquire about their specific policy. Advance registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. It is best if you register at least two weeks in advance of any program start date. All fees are due at the time of registration. We cannot “hold” a space for you without full payment and registration. All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment. We request that you register in advance to ensure class minimums are met. We reserve the right to cancel a program if minimums are not met. There is a $25 service charge on all returned checks and declined credit cards. Registration forms are available online at www.swparks.org

RECREATION TRENDS Do you have ideas or suggestions for new program directions? Is there something you’d like to see us try? Email us your ideas at programs@whidbey.com. We want to hear from you!

INCLEMENT WEATHER & POWER OUTAGES Programs may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or power outages. We encourage you to call our voice messaging system at (360) 221-5484 before leaving home to determine program status.

HOW TO REGISTER Online

For your convenience, you may register online for many of our programs, with no additional fees. Check out this service at www.swparks.org.

By Mail

Send completed registration form and full payment to: SWPRD, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260

By Fax or Email

Fax or email completed registration form with credit card authorization. Fax to (360) 221-7323 or scan and email to swparks@ whidbey.com. Always call the office at (360) 221-5484 to confirm receipt.

In Person

Walk in to our SWPRD office at 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, during our regular business hours. We take cash, check or credit cards at the office.

9. Certain contract programs, indicated with this symbol: §, have their own refund policies. Contact the contractor directly to inquire about their specific policy.

SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS There are several needs-based resources available to enable youth to participate in programs with SWPRD. Call (360) 221-6788 for info.

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COMMUNITY PARK

5495 Maxwelton Rd, Langley

DEER LAKE PUBLIC ACCESS

4330 Bucktail Lane, Clinton

GOSS LAKE PUBLIC ACCESS

5235 Lakeside Dr, Freeland

LONE LAKE PUBLIC ACCESS

5075 Lone Lake Rd, Langley

RECREATION CENTER & OFFICES

5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley

SPORTS COMPLEX

5598 Langley Rd, Langley

TRUSTLAND TRAILS

Craw Rd & Hwy 525, Langley

RESERVATIONS We request that all groups planning to use our facilities or fields notify us in advance by submitting a Reservation Request Form, which is available on our website and at our park office. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability. Rental fees may apply. For additional information about availability

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and rates, call (360) 221-5484 or visit www. swparks.org/reservations.

Sports Fields

We have softball, baseball, soccer, and open fields available. Scheduling information for leagues, tournaments and teams is available by calling the Director at (360) 221-6488.

Facilities

You can affordably rent space for parties,

Reservation Options ($)

Classrooms

Toilets/Restrooms

BBQ Grill

Picnic Shelter

Skate Park & Pump Track

Soccer Fields

Basketball Court

Horse Trail

Play Structure

Fishing

Boat Ramp

Lake Swimming*

Trails

*Always check for posted closures before swimming

Waterfront

SOUTH WHIDBEY PARKS & RECREATION PARKS & FACILITIES

Baseball & Softball Fields

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meetings, classes, and special events at our new recreation headquarters or The Crow’s Nest (located on the 2nd floor of the Concession Stand) at Community Park.

Picnic Shelters

Our picnic shelters are available for reservation for your party or event, advance reservations required for groups of 20+. Picnic shelters can accommodate 45-75 people.

Baby it’s cold outside! Warm up with a FREE Coffee Drink On Us! Courtesy of Whidbey Coffee, the first 50 people who register in-person at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation office for winter activities listed in this program, will receive a voucher for one

FREE WHIDBEY COFFEE DRINK! Take your completed registration form into the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation office located at 5475 Maxwelton Road in Langley.

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Limit one per person/registration • Voucher redeemable at any Whidbey Coffee location

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SPECIAL EVENTS • SPORTS, FITNESS & ACTIVE LIVING

PLAY GYM

RUNNING CLUB

AGES 3-4, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARTICIPATING ADULT

Kids Run the Nation

This fun sports development program introduces children to the world of sports. Parent and child work together to learn throwing, catching, kicking, hitting (the good kind), and sportsmanship! Sports covered will be fun and scaled down to your child’s size and ability, but the true focus will be on moving our bodies. Fun tools like parachutes and obstacles courses will be incorporated. Burn off some energy with us this winter while developing kinisthetic awareness, balance and coordination Instructor: Coach Walter is looking forward to sharing her passion for sports with your youngsters, sports@whidbey.com Location: LMS Gym Min 6/Max 14

Sat | Feb 11–Mar 18 | 10–10:45am | $60

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SPORTS CONDITIONING CLUB

GRADES 4-5

GRADES 4-5 AND 6-8

The goal of Road Runners Club of America is to see a youth running club in every school and community in the U.S. Each meeting we will have short discussions regarding health and fitness followed by physical activity. We will focus on proper form, running etiquette, stretching, warming up, cooling down and fun. Be prepared to participate rain or shine, and help create a supportive environment for your teammates. Coach can meet students at the SWES flagpole after school, and escort them to the program. Preregistration required.

Planning to play basketball, soccer, baseball or softball soon? Get ready for any sport or just get out of the house!

Coordinator: Coach Shannon Lind, USATF, RRCA certified coach, lind@whidbeyisland. com

Bring your best effort and get ready to sweat!

Take an hour with us to participate in full body conditioning: bend, twist, jump, stretch! This workout will cover speed, strength, coordination, core stabilization and stretching. These sessions will focus on endurance and coordination for a full body workout. It’s a great way to burn off some energy, get ready for winter/spring sports and to feel good!

Location: We will meet at the Community Park, Crow’s Nest, rain or shine.

Instructor: Coach Shannon Lind, USATF, RRCA certified coach, lind@whidbeyisland. com

Min 10/Max 20

Location: TBA

Tue/Thu | Jan 31–Mar 30 | 3:50–4:50pm | $50

Min 10/Max 15

Polar Bear Plunge Sunday • January 1 • Noon

Start the new year off with a splash! Join a fun-loving crowd of nearly 200 jumpers for a bone chilling dive into 2017. A New Year’s tradition since 2004. DETAILS

Registration opens at 10:30am. Splash at noon. Swim at your own risk; no lifeguard on duty. FEE $15 includes shirt (while supplies last - register in advance online at www.swparks.org), hot drinks and festive atmosphere. LOCATION Double Bluff beach at 6325 Double Bluff Rd., Freeland WHY??? It’s fun. Seriously! Plus it benefits 4-H Teen Ambassadors.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 Photo by Terry Welch


2016 2017 DETAILS AT WWW.SWPARKS.ORG

COACHES NEEDED

Volunteer coaches are needed for each team in the league. Coach’s child plays for free. Applications available online and at SWPRD office. Coaches must pass a screening process and be available for key dates.

REGISTRATION

Please mind registration deadlines. Register online at swparks.org or in person at SWPRD.

FEES S.W. Local League Fee: $80* includes team shirt *$8 discount for 2016 “Little Dribblers”. S.W.I.S.H. Travel Team Fee: $155 includes jersey

CONTACT

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley www.swparks.org (360)221-6788 Limited needs-based scholarships are available, apply by December 16. SWPRD reserves the right to make division and schedule changes as needed based on player turnout, gym availability, and coach availability.

KEY DATES DEC 2 DEC 16 DEC 16 JAN 1 JAN 2 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 9 JAN 10 JAN 11-12 JAN 17 FEB 2 FEB 4 FEB 9

Registration Deadline for Travel Teams Pre-Season Parent Meeting 6:00-7:00pm at LMS gym Scholarship Application Deadline Registration Deadline for S.W. Local League Coach Meeting (Coaches Only) 6PM Turnout / Skills Evaluation (All Divisions, Schedule Online) Traveling Team Games Begin Skills Evaluation (Boys Grades 3-6, Schedule Online) Skills Evaluation (Girls Grades 3-6, Schedule Online) Team Drafts (Coaches Only, Schedule Online) Basketball League Practices Begin, Approximately TBD Team Photo Day, after 5PM Grade 3-6 League Games Begin Grade 1-2 League Games Begin

S.W. LOCAL LEAGUE DIVISIONS Grade 1-2 Coed* Practice &/or Games Tuesday & Thursday after 3:45pm Grade 3-4 Girls Practice Tuesday &/or Thursday after 4pm, games Saturday. Grade 3-4 Boys Practice Monday &/or Wednesday after 4pm, games Saturday. Grade 5-6 Girls Practice Tuesday &/or Thursday after 5pm, games Saturday Grade 5-6 Boys** Practice Monday &/or Wednesday after 5pm, games Saturday

S.W.I.S.H. TRAVEL TEAMS Grade 5-8 Boys **You have the opportunity to be a part of a more experienced traveling team, joining Skagit County’s S.W.I.S.H. League. Teams are grouped by grade and may play in a combined grade team. Games are Saturdays, beginning Jan. 7. Teams may have byes and/or double-headers. 11 game guarantee. Practice at SWSD schools, schedule TBD. Follows S.W.I.S.H. League rules & procedures.


www.swparks.org GRADES 6-8 SESSION 1: M/W | Jan 9–Feb 1 | 2:40–3:40pm* SESSION 2: M/W | Feb 6–Mar 1 | 2:40–3:40pm* SESSION 3: M/W | Mar 6–Mar 29 | 2:40–3:40pm* *No workouts on SWSD non-school days; on half days, workouts will begin at 11:40am

GRADES 4-5 SESSION 1: M/W | Jan 9–Feb 1 | 3:50–4:50pm** SESSION 2: M/W | Feb 6–Mar 1 | 3:50–4:50pm** SESSION 3: M/W | Mar 6–Mar 29 | 3:50–4:50pm** ** No workouts on SWSD non-school days; on half days, workouts will begin at 12:50pm

Fee: $25/session or $50 for all 3

INDOOR SOCCER SCRIMMAGE AGES 7 - 12 Join us for an exciting session of indoor soccer, the fast-paced game. Kids can have lots of fun developing their skills, touches and teamwork while playing soccer. Lots of running is going to be involved and therefore it’s a great way to keep active during Winter. All ability levels are welcome.

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ARCHERY The Spring Break Session

FAMILIES

SESSIONS FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH 9+

RSVP for Falcon Buddies Night at SWHS! The SWPR Basketball League is invited to come out for an evening of basketball at the SWHS varsity basketball games versus our longtime rivals, Archbishop Murphy! The game is Friday, January 20 - you must RSVP online by January 18 in order to participate. RSVP-ing online with us gets you on a list to receive a free kids’ admission with paying adult ($6, paid in cash at the game). We’ll have a special rooting section for the Parks & Rec Basketball League. Come cheer for our teams!

Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and the opportunity to learn archery from a national level coach! This Spring Break clinic will cover proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, training and plenty of hands-on fun. This clinic is designed to present the lifetime recreational activity of archery in a broad perspective for future use as a recreational pursuit. Archery will go rain or shine, so students should come prepared for the weather. Participants must be able to stay focused for the entire session. Instructor: Bill Stinson has been a professional archery coach and sports educator for 30 years. He holds certification from USA Archery (Level 3), National Archery in the Schools trainer and NFAA Elite Coach and has coached national levels competitions. gapi2nwa@hotmail.com Location: Community Park field at the north entrance and/or South Whidbey Primary School Covered Area Min 6/Max 12

AGES 9-12 Mon–Thu | Apr 3–6 | 1:30–3pm | $65

Location: Langley Middle School “Cooler” Gym

Sat | Jan 14–Feb 18 | 9–10am* | $45 *A 10am session will be added if the first class fills and we get enough interest on our wait list.

Bonus: The first 10 kids to RSVP with us will get to join the team in the locker room for the pre-game meeting or post-game meetings.* (Players and environment will be dressed and tidied and appropriate for all kids). ONLINE RSVP REQUIRED TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT. RSVP for either the boys’ or the girls’ game, but you may attend both. Location: South Whidbey High School

Fri | Jan 20 | Game Start Times: 5pm* Girls; 6:45pm* Boys

AGES 13-17 Mon–Thu | Apr 3–6 | 3:30–5pm | $65

*Check in and pay your entrance fee at least 15 minutes before the game start. Kids who participate in the pre-game meeting will need to show up at the gym at 6pm.

ADULTS Mon–Thu | Apr 3–6 | 5:30–7pm | $65

GOLF LESSONS

Please bring normal athletic shoes (no cleats) and wear good active clothing; shin guards are optional. Limited space available so register early. Additional sessions might be added depending on demand – join the wait list. Instructor: Martin Coombe, martin@ marcon.com

FALCON BUDDIES

ADULTS, YOUTH AGES 12+ WITH ADULT Learn to play golf in a relaxed non– competitive environment. Keepers of the Game member Bob Brown will run this four–week golf program for new golfers,

ADVANCE AUTO REPAIR HONEST - FAIR - RELIABLE WINTER SPECIAL $10 OFF Your next visit. Any work over $100

360-544-3097 • AAdvanceAutoRepair@gmail.com 961 Ault Field Rd • Oak Harbor • Open: Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


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Sat | Apr 29–May 20 | 9–9:50am | $34* *Participants will need to purchase 4-5 tokens for balls. These can be purchased for $3 at Critters & Co at Ken’s Korner.

OUTDOOR NAVIGATION Exploring is awesome!

ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 10+ We’re natural-born explorers; all we need is a lively intro to map reading techniques to open up adventures in our local parks. This is a great way to introduce orienteering, a sport which combines racing with navigation. Check out www.youtube. com/watch?v=OZOI9kKuA4I. Learn the fundamentals of map-based navigation and apply them right away in an outdoor orienteering course at Community Park. Students will learn: • Elements of a good map • Commonly mapped features • Orientation & relocation • Thumbing & contours • The joy of knowing where you’re going!

Bring: Outdoor shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, compass–if you have one Instructor: Bob Forgrave is president of Cascade Orienteering Club, former director of the state orienteering youth league, and former middle school team coach, bob@ forgrave.net Location: The Crow’s Nest at Community Park, then outdoors in the park. Min 10 / Max 30

Sat | April 15 | 12:30–4pm | $12* *Accompanied youth ages 14 & under are half price.

Min 35 / Max 50 Program minimum must be met by December 15. Visit www.swparks.org/snow_rider.html for detailed info or contact Carrie at programs@ whidbey.com, (360) 221-6788.

SNOWRIDER SKI BUS

RECYCLE TO REDUCE YOUR WAIST

ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 12+ (YOUNGER OK WITH AN ADULT)

Create Your Own Exercise Equipment!

The season for snow play is coming, and SnowRider ski bus is your ride to the mountains. Head up to Steven’s Pass for 6 Saturdays (January 7–February 11) of skiing, boarding, or snow-shoeing with new and old friends. This long-standing program focuses on safety–providing chartered buses with drivers experienced in winter driving conditions–and fun chaperones. Register by December 15 to get the best rate and ensure your seat. The season fee includes a seat on the bus, ferry fare & gas. Discounted lift tickets & lessons are additional. Just some of the benefits of traveling with us: • Convenience. We’ll take you from sea level to ski level while you sleep. • Stress-free snow play, no worries of driving. • Save big with our discount group lift tickets and lesson packages.

Now offering wheel alignments!

ADULTS AND YOUTH AGES 16+ What if I told you that you could get fit by re-purposing old household items? Make your own “medicine ball” to create a more dynamic element to your workout. After your ball is finished, stay for a great workout using your new equipment. In this fun, interactive workshop, you will learn how you can reuse, recycle, and reduce your waist/ waste with an old sports ball. Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified. www.earthfitnow.com, pattie@ earthconservant.com Location: SWPRD Room 125 Min 2/Max8

Sat | Feb 18 | 1:30–3:30pm | $35

All maintenance provided to keep your new car warranty in effect

24 month,unlimited mileage warranty Customer rental cars available

• Safe transportation on a luxury coach– restroom and video equipped. • Meet new friends who also love snow sports. Stay active this winter. • Send your kids with us, you can stay home. • Save on ferry fees and gas • A green alternative: carpooling, convenient pickups in Clinton, Coupeville & Everett.

ALSO SPECIALIZING IN HYBRID SERVICE

Oil changes while you wait (by appointment)

6446 Harding, Clinton (near the ferry) Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00

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THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Running Under the Track Lights

ALL AGES, YOUTH ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT Did you make new fitness goals? Get started with this simple activity! Bundle up and fight the winter slump by embracing the cold and running or walking with us on a well-lit track Thursday nights. Invite a friend to chat your way around the track, or plug in with headphones and focus on your own rhythm. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Participation is at-your-own-risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/release of liability (see registration form). Coordinator: Shannon Lind, USATF, RRCA certified coach. lind@whidbeyisland.com Location: SWHS track at 5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley.

Thu | Jan 5–Mar 9 | 5:45–6:45pm | FREE

EARTHFIT BOOTCAMP ADULTS AND YOUTH AGES 16+ Come get fit while enjoying nature and the outdoors. Celebrate Earth Month in a healthy way! All experience levels welcome to join us in this unique outdoor workout that will challenge you and rejuvenate you at the same time! What to bring: towel, water bottle, and motivation to kick butt! Min 3 / Max 10 Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified. earthfitnow.com, pattie@earthconservant. com Location: Outdoors at Community Park (initial meeting at Castle Park Shelter)

Tue/Thu | Apr 4–27 | 5–6pm | $25

THE ZOOKEEPER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS Achieve your goals with operant conditioning!

ADULTS AND YOUTH AGES 16+ Achieve your fitness goals by learning and applying the principles zookeepers use-

SPORTS, FITNESS & ACTIVE LIVING 9 Operant Conditioning, Enrichment, and Conservation. Set your goals, develop a plan, reward yourself, have fun, and create a positive impact on the planet. Learn more about Operant Conditioning here: earthfitnow.com Instructor Pattie Beaven was a zookeeper for 15 years, is CrossFit Level 1 Certified and has a Personal Trainer Certificate. pattie@ earthconservant.com Location: SWPRD Room 111

Mon | Jan 30–Feb 13 | 5:30–6:30pm | $20

DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL ADULTS AGES 18+ Join us for a game of volleyball with a great group of people. Enjoy a fun 2-hour workout while playing volleyball, and improving your skills. Participation is at–your–own–risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/release of liability (see registration form). Coordinator Info: Mike & Amber O’Brien, (360) 661-4545 Location: LMS Main Gym*

Tue | Jan 10–Jun 13 | 6:30–8:30pm | Free *Location & schedule frequently varies. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates.

DROP-IN BASKETBALL ADULTS AGES 18+ Come out and play a pick-up game of basketball with your peers. Refine your skills, get in shape, and Hoop It Up! These programs are free, but donations are appreciated and support our Youth Basketball Scholarship fund. Participation is at-your-own-risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/release of liability (see registration form).

ADULTS 18+

Location: SW High School Main Gym* Coordinator: Nick Welles, (360) 320-1187

Wed | Jan 4–Jun 14* | 6:30–8:30pm | Free ADULTS 35+

Location: LMS Main Gym* Coordinator: Greg Hein, (360) 661-1560, (360) 221-8695

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10 YOUTH SPECIAL INTEREST Thu | Mar 21–Jun 15* | 6:30–8:30pm | Free *Schedule & locations vary frequently. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates.

DISCOVER MAGIC After School Club

AGES 8-12, BEGINNERS Discover Magic is an innovative national education program specially designed to teach key life skills to 8-12 year olds through the process of learning to perform magic. The Discover Magic course will teach magic and valuable social interaction skills. Kids will be engrossed in learning and performing magic and develop communication skills, self-discipline, and confidence. Check: www. northwestmagicacademy.com for more info. Discover Magic features custom created props, top secret private files and special bonus material the kids can unlock with a secret code after class. The tricks are designed for first time learners and will not only fool adults, but will develop and unlock exciting possibilities in every child. Instructor: JR Russell, Professional Magician, Seattle Magician of the Year 2012, President Society of American Magician Seattle Assembly, Northwest Regional Vice President, Society of American Magicians, Youth Leader of Society of Young Magician Assembly #145, Member of Kidabra Family Entertainers Society, Member of International Brotherhood of Magician, r@jrrussellmagic.com, (360) 682-6648 Location: SWPRD Room 125 Min 8/Max 15

Wed | Jan 18–Mar 8 | 3:45–5:15pm | $80* *Additional $50 materials fee for custom magic props, folders, secret files, Magic T-Shirt, secret video links.

for children and easy for parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability. Best of all, it’s fun!

KIDS’ MAGICAL NIGHT OUT With Northwest Magic Academy

AGES 8-12 Enjoy an evening out while your child enjoys a night filled with games, prizes, pizza, tricks, and magic shows! Register by January 28 to get your best rate! Instructor: JR Russell, Professional Magician, Seattle Magician of the Year 2012, President Society of American Magician Seattle Assembly, Northwest Regional Vice President, Society of American Magicians, Youth Leader of Society of Young Magician Assembly #145, Member of Kidabra Family Entertainers Society, Member of International Brotherhood of Magician, r@jrrussellmagic.com, 360-682-6648 Location: SWPRD Room 125

Instructor: Rhonda Salerno, B.A. in Education, with an Early Childhood Specialist Endorsement. Rhonda has been sharing music and literature to children for over 30 years in her capacity as teacher, teacher educator and administrator and is currently active in Mother Mentors of Whidbey Island. Her commitment to young children and their families has earned her a NAEYC Advocate of the Year award and UAS Chancellor’s Appreciation of Excellence Recognition. She is thrilled to be sharing Music Together! Location: SWPRD Room 125. Min 6/Max 12 Classes fill quickly. If class fills, join wait list, we may add a session.

Mon | Feb 6–Apr 10 | 10:30–11:15am | $110* *Additional siblings 9 months–5 years: $90 (please register in person). Additional registration fee of $45 per family is due at first class and paid directly to director. Checks made payable to MTWI. Class materials include a CD, access online resources, music activity book, and parent guide.

Sat | Feb 11 | 6:30–9:30pm | $20* *$30 if registering after January 28. Sibling discount $10 off. Kids who attended Magic Camp this summer only pay $5!

MUSIC TOGETHER

INFANT MASSAGE

CHILDREN BIRTH TO 5 YEARS, ACCOMPANIED BY A GROWN-UP Music Together® is based on the premise that all children are musical and parents/ caregivers play a crucial role in activating and nurturing their child’s musical development. Research shows early musical development supports all areas of early childhood learning. Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Activities are playful, nonperformance-oriented musical experiences - developmentally appropriate

INFANTS 0-12 MONTHS AND THEIR GROWN-UPS Massage. Relax and bond. Repeat. In this 5-week class, learn how to soothe your baby, relieve tummy upsets, understand your baby’s non-verbal language and much more. Each week you will learn new strokes taught in a progressive sequence leading to a complete routine. We will also discuss topics like bonding, benefits of massage, crying, sleep and self-care. Infant massage is simple, easy to learn and effective. What

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to bring: aside from your regular diaper bag, bring your infant’s favorite blanket and a pillow to sit on or to use for propping up your baby. Instructor: Gwen Sipes is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) through the International Association of Infant Massage and a Licensed massage practitioner in Washington state. Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 2/Max 6

Tue | Jan 24–Mar 28 | 4–6pm | $180* *Additional $50 materials fee provides components for your team’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

INTERMEDIATE UNDERWATER ROBOTICS GRADES 6-8

SESSION 1 Wed | Feb 1–Mar 1 | 6–7:30pm | $125 SESSION 2 Sat | Mar 4–Apr 1 | 10–11:30am | $125

INTRO TO UNDERWATER ROBOTICS

Students will consult with local scientists and organizations to develop an underwater robot which will provide a solution to a local challenge. Working in teams, students will engineer and build a working underwater robot! Explore the world of science, technology, and engineering with hands-on experience while having some serious fun! There will be a possible additional day of flying the ROV in a real-world setting during Spring Break, April 3-7. Exact day dependent upon weather. Participants will need to bring safety glasses.

GRADES 4-8 Learn how to build an underwater robot. Beginning with buoyancy, students will get to learn about physics, engineering, and the incredible technology at work in marine science. Working in teams, students will engineer and build a working underwater robot! Explore the world of science, technology, and engineering with hands-on experience while having some serious fun!

Prerequisite: Intro to Underwater Robotics, or permission of instructor.

Instructors: Ashley McConnaughey, and mentored by international champion ROV team members., atlantissteam@gmail.com, (425) 320-7849

Min 3 / Max 10

Location: AtlantisSteam space at St. Peter’s Church at 6309 S Wilson Pl, Clinton

Instructors: Ashley McConnaughey, and mentored by international champion ROV team members, atlantissteam@gmail.com, (425) 320-7849 Location: AtlantisSteam space at St. Peter’s Church at 6309 S Wilson Pl, Clinton

Tue | Jan 24–Mar 28 | 3–5pm | $180* *Additional $50 materials fee provides components for your team’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Min 3 / Max 10

SIGN LANGUAGE ALL AGES, YOUTH W/ ADULT Sign language is a living language and a beautiful way of communicating. Young and older adults, Moms who want to teach their baby signs, as well as hard-of-hearing individuals will enjoy learning how to communicate without using speech. Instructor Susan Ishikawa is a certificated Teacher of Deaf and Severely-Hard-ofHearing, with a BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology and is Sign Language and Lipreading Instructor certified. She has worked in Vocational Rehabilitation and is proud of her ability to put deaf individuals into the world of work. Meeting KOKO the Signing Gorilla was a turning point in Susan’s life, when she decided to become a teacher for deaf children. sisoleil973@yahoo.com, 360-221-0383 Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 1 / Max 8

Thu | Feb 2–23 | 5:30–6:30pm | $50 Thu | Mar 2–23 | 5:30–6:30pm | $50 Thu | Mar 30–Apr 27* | 5:30–6:30pm | $50 *No class April 6.

SPORTS FOR DOGS: K9 NOSEWORK HUMANS AGES 16+; DOGS AGES 4+ MONTHS (OR ALL VACCINATIONS COMPLETE) Sniffing out fun on Whidbey! This fast– growing dog sport teaches you how to encourage and develop your dog’s amazing natural scenting ability by using its desire to hunt and its love of food, toys, and exercise.

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CLYDE THEATRE Movies South Whidbey Style Since 1937

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12 ADULT SPECIAL INTEREST This exciting detection-style activity is appropriate for dogs of any age, breed, or physical ability and handlers of all ages and abilities. Each dog works separately, one at a time, so this is a class for dogs unsuited for a group setting. Classes are offered at all levels, from beginning to advanced doghandler teams. Instructor: Georgia Edwards is a nationallyCertified NoseWork Instructor. A retired cancer physician, she first became interested in canine scent discrimination 25 years ago when her hospital therapy dog was able to identify patients with metastatic breast cancer. k9nosework@whidbey.net Location: Classes held at SWPRD building, in the Community Park and classes may occasionally be held off-site on “field-trips.” Min 3/Max8

WINTER SESSION* NOSEWORK 1: Sun | Jan 15–Feb 19 | 4–5:30pm | $150** NOSEWORK 2A: Wed | Jan 11–Feb 15 | 10–11:30am | $150** NOSEWORK 2B: Sun | Jan 15–Feb 19 | 2–3:30pm | $150**

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NOSEWORK 2B+: Sun | Jan 15–Feb 19 | 12–1:30pm | $150** NOSEWORK 2B+: Wed | Jan 11–Feb 15 | 12–1:30pm | $150** NOSEWORK 3: Sun | Jan 15–Feb 19 | 10–11:30am | $150** NOSEWORK 3: Wed | Jan 11–Feb 15 | 2–3:30pm | $150** NOSEWORK PVT: Wed | Jan 11–Feb 15 | 3:45–5:15pm | $150** *This popular program is held year-round on Wednesdays and Sundays and there are often additions of events to the schedule; stay updated at www.swparks.org/general_interest. html. **Additional $10 materials fee paid directly to instructor provides odor kit for the target odors, rare-earth magnets, gloves. See website for Drop-In and Private Lesson rates. Fee is per dog.

BEGINNING GUITAR ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 16+; YOUNGER WELCOME, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT Have fun while learning how to play acoustic guitar! Gain a solid foundation and the tools to play thousands of songs using traditional and contemporary sources, in folk, bluegrass, country, gospel, blues and rock styles. Learn fundamental chords, progressions, strums and fingerpicking. By the end of this course, you will have the resources to play many songs in different styles. Beginning guitar is geared toward folks who have no guitar playing experience who would like to sample playing guitar with a thorough, encouraging and patient instructor. This class also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. Please bring a 6-string acoustic guitar; free loaner guitars are available, be sure to reserve one prior to the first class. Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick has been a professional musician and guitar teacher for over 15 years. He is a versatile, encouraging and patient instructor who teaches all

Music for the Eyes RUGS, JEWELRY, BEADS & COOL STUFF • 314 First Street • LANGLEY, WA

Christmas at the Whidbey Playhouse Good Cheer & Carols - Directed by Stan Thomas 12/1 - 12/18/2016

March 4 & 5, 2017

Into the Woods Musical by Stephen Sondheim - Directed by Gaye Litka 2/10 - 3/5/2017

Saturday is a family friendly mountain bike ride with 3 courses sponsored by WIBC, Sunday is a Mountain Bike Race, sponsored by BuDu racing. Course is open from 10am to 1:30pm Start and Finish located in Coupeville

37 Postcards Comedy by Michael McKeever - Directed by Rusty Hendrix 4/14 - 4/30/2017

A Few Good Men Military Courtroom Drama by Aaron Sorkin - Directed by Kevin Meyer 6/9 - 6/25/2017

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www.swparks.org styles, ages and levels. Quinn’s intent for every student is to have a solid foundation, be inspired and play the music they love. www.quinnfitzpatrick.com, quinn@ quinnfitzpatrick.com, 360-969-5474 Location: SWPRD Room 125 Min 5 / Max 20

Tues | Jan 17–Feb 21* | 6:30–7:30pm | $85 *No class February 15 – Class will be Thursday 2/16 instead that week.

BLUES & JAZZ GUITAR ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 16+; YOUNGER WELCOME, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT Get ready to jam! Learn the basics of Blues and Jazz guitar: chords, scales and rhythms. Learn how to navigate up the fretboard, chord melody, fingerstyle, funk, uptown blues and bossa nova. We’ll cover standards and popular tunes. No note reading required but helpful. Music will be written in tablature and standard notation. Please bring 6-string acoustic guitar. This class will take your playing to the next level! Prerequisite: Student has been playing guitar for over a year. Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick has been a professional musician and guitar teacher for over 15 years. He is a versatile, encouraging and patient instructor who teaches all styles, ages and levels. Quinn’s intent for every student is to have a solid foundation, be inspired and play the music they love. www.quinnfitzpatrick.com, quinn@ quinnfitzpatrick.com, 360-969-5474

ADULT SPECIAL INTEREST 13 and Rick Roberts. Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page as you enter an immersive state of flow. You will learn the fundamentals of art and basic drawing techniques including line, contour, value, texture, form and shapes. Drawing reduces stress, improves brain function, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Anyone can draw and create a Zentangle! Instructor: An artist at birth, Quinn Fitzpatrick has been teaching drawing for 16 years and graduated from the University of Washington Scientific illustration program. Check out www.quinnfitzpatrick.com/ zentangle.html Location: SWPRD Room 125

Tues | Jan 17–Feb 21* | 6:30–7:30pm | $85** *No class February 15 – Class will be Thursday 2/16 instead that week. **Additional $10 materials fee provides special Zentangle pencils, pens, erasers, tortillions and paper. Or you could bring your own materials as outlined in the supply list at swparks.org.

ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 16+; YOUNGER WELCOME, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT Get out of your shell at this informational and hands-on workshop on clamming in our area. Learn about gear, harvesting regulations, where to go, and practical instructions. Sample steamed clams and enjoy the beach at low tide. You’ll take home your clam harvest (health conditions permitting), a clam measuring tool, and yummy recipes for serving up your finds. Each person will need to bring shoes that can get wet and sandy, a 2+ gallon container that holds water, and a small shovel or hand cultivator for each person wanting to harvest clams. Limited space available, and class fills up, so register early! Coordinator: Carrie Monforte programs@ whidbey.com (360)221-6788 Location: A South Whidbey Beach, TBA upon registration. Min 5 / Max 30

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Min 5/Max 20

Tues | Jan 17–Feb 21* | 6:30–7:30pm | $85 *No class February 15 – Class will be Thursday 2/16 instead that week.

Dancing on Whidbey Island ENROLL NOW! Ballet & Pointe • Lyrical • Modern Tap & Jazz • Hip Hop • Creative • Pre-Dance Musical Dance Theater • Gymnastics

ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 16+; YOUNGER WELCOME, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT Create a piece of art in every class! Think you can’t draw or aren’t good at visual art? Then this class is for you. If greater creativity and balance are among your goals, look no further than Zentangle – a type of meditation achieved through patternmaking, created by artist Maria Thomas

Diggin’ for Dinner

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Location: SWPRD Room 125

BEGINNING DRAWING WITH ZENTANGLE

CLAM DIGGING 101

Classes For All Ages! Adult Discounts

360-341-1282 • 714 Camano Avenue • Langley islanddance@whidbey.com • islanddanceandgymnastics.com


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14 ADULT SPECIAL INTEREST Sat | Apr 29 | 1–3pm | $10* *No charge for children under the age of 5 years, max 2 per paying adult. We will apply for a free one-day group fishing license. In the event we are not awarded this license, you will need to purchase a clam license.

OYSTER GARDENING Learn to cultivate these seafood gems!

ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 16+ Discover the fun and satisfaction of cultivating your own oyster garden on your beach. You will learn about suitable beaches, gear used, oyster types, and health and environmental considerations. You will assemble gear for your garden and receive oyster seed to begin growing oysters. The 3-day class will include a visit to an oyster garden and classroom time. Gardening experience is very helpful and will help you understand the attention required to maintain your oyster garden. What to bring: weather and beach appropriate attire, and pictures of your own beach. Participants should have access to a private beach suitable for oyster growing, either through ownership or agreement with the owner. Suitable beaches have a firm gravel or cobble substrate at the 0 to +4 foot tide

to put in more work. Many suitable beaches are found in Holmes Harbor and Saratoga Passage. Instructor: Kurt Johnson has spent over 30 years in the shellfish farming industry from owning a mussel and oyster farm to developing nursery and grow-out systems for mussels, oysters, scallops and geoducks in the US, Mexico and Canada. He has also provided biological services for shellfish farming of clams, mussels, oysters, and geoducks. Email: kwjohn@whidbey.com Location: A private residence in Freeland and SWPRD room 111 Min 1 / Max 12

Sat | Apr 29 1-4pm; May 6 9am-12pm; and May 27 10am-12pm | $25* *Fee is per household. Additional materials fee of $140, to be collected after determining suitability of your beach for an oyster garden. Materials fee provides oyster bags, oyster seed, and gear for securing bags to the beach.

level and are not exposed to excessive wave action. Sandy beaches are less suitable but can grow oysters for a gardener determined

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Polar Bear Plunge Basketball Registration Deadline Office Closed Drop in 18+ Adult Basketball Thursday Night Lights SnowRider Ski Bus Youth Conditioning Club Drop-In Volleyball Sports for Dogs: K9 Nosework Indoor Soccer Scrimmage Sports for Dogs: K9 Nosework Office Closed – MLK Day Beginning Guitar Blues & Jazz Guitar Zentangle Discover Magic Club Falcon Buddies Underwater Robotics Zookeeper’s Guide to Fitness K.R.N. Running Club

FEBRUARY FEB 1 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 6 FEB 11 FEB 11 FEB 20

Infant Massage Sign Language Music Together Youth Conditioning Club Start Smart Sports Kids’ Magical Night Out Office Closed – Pres. Day

MARCH MAR 2 MAR 4 MAR 4 MAR 6 MAR 21 MAR 30

American Sign Language Dad & Daughter Ball Infant Massage Youth Conditioning Club Drop in 35+ Adult Basketball Sign Language

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EarthFit Bootcamp Archery Outdoor Navigation Clam Digging 101 Golf Lessons Oyster Gardening

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WIBC organizes local & distant rides for all level riders, hosts social rides for beginners, training rides for experienced cyclists, and joins on rides with other clubs. Join the Club. WIBC welcomes all riders, off and on road. Like us on:

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