Whidbey Weekly, May 31, 2018

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Relay for Life of Whidbey Island June 1-2, 2018 North Whidbey Middle School

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RELAY FOR LIFE OF UNITED WHIDBEY ISLAND FOR A CURE June 1-2, 2018 North Whidbey Middle School Come join us and see for yourself what Relay For Life is all about! 2018 RELAY FOR LIFE OF WHIDBEY ISLAND EVENT SCHEDULE TIME

LAP

EVENT / ENTERTAINMENT

4-9:30 PM

Luminaria Sales

Luminaria Tent

5:00 PM

Survivor Social

Survivors join us for some cake and snacks

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies

6:30 PM

Survivor Lap

Survivors and Caregivers walk the first lap

6:40 PM

Team Spirit Lap

All teams walk the track together

6:30-7:30 PM

Live Music

Backyard Bison

7-9:40 PM 7AM-10:45 AM

Road 2 Recovery Car Show and Race

Drivers prepare to drive your patient to Chemo treatment and back home

7:30 PM

Bunny Hop Lap

The Incredible Bankers’ Theme Lap

8:00 PM

Mission Delivery

8-9:30 PM

Live Music

Sara Vega

9:00 PM

Team Captain Meeting

Team Captains meet at Registration tent

9:00 PM

Wal-Martian‘s Theme Lap

10:00 PM

Luminaria Ceremony

11:00 PM

Frozen T-shirt Contest

12-2:00AM

Game Night

Bingo, Trivia & More!

12:00 AM

Whistle Lap

Dylan’s World Theme Lap

1:00 AM

Bring your glow sticks for the Luminaria Ceremony

Whidbey Health’s Theme Lap

2:00 AM

Pizza Lap

VQ-1’s Theme Lap

3:00 AM

Clapper Lap

Heroes Helping Heroes’ Theme Lap

5:00 AM

5K at 5 AM

Show your support by walking/running a 5k (number of laps 12)

6:45 AM

Team Lap

Get everyone on the track for a stretch

7:00 AM

Breakfast

Sponsored by Kiwanis of Oak Harbor

8:00 AM

Cape Lap

Groovy Walkers Theme Lap

9:00 AM

Team Captain Meeting

Team Captains meet at Registration tent

9:30 AM

POUND

Kick start your morning with some exercise

10:00 AM

Yoga

Dini Maharani leads us in meditation (you can find Dini at Thrive & Crescent Moon Yoga)

10:00 AM

Bubble Lap

Fill the track with bubbles

10:45 AM

Silent Auction Closes

Come and see if you won!

11:00 AM

Purple Glove Lap

Help Clean up the track

12:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

Everyone come and celebrate our success!

11:00 PM

CLEAN UP

Many hands make quick work

Relay for Life of Whidbey Island • June 1-2, 2018 • RelayForLife.org/whidbeyislandwa


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ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

Remember when you used to fight over the paper? No, I do not mean a summons and complaint, or a three day notice to vacate, but the morning newspaper.

For us, it was the Columbus Citizen-Journal. The early bird got the sports page. Comics came in second. Mom would do the Jumble later. None of us kids wanted the front page. Who wants to have to look up words in the dictionary before going to school? While I still start with the sports page, no matter what paper I am reading, the front page is already old news. Thanks to breaking news throughout the day and night on television, why read the front page several hours later? So, now, as an octogenarian-in-waiting, I just enjoy the sports page and my latest issue of Funny Times. Funny Times has tongue-in-cheek essays and syndicated cartoons from around North America, all woven flawlessly within themed sarcasms on each new page. The June issue deals with gobs of topics, as varied as dentists, hair, and baseball. On page 18 of the June issue is Curmudgeon, compiled by Jon Winokur, with celebrity quotes about baseball. The sports page meets the comics. Here are a few of my faves from Jon’s collection: Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror. George Carlin Every time a baseball player grabs his crotch, it makes him spit. That’s why you should never date a baseball player. Marsha Warfield Baseball is associated with sex. “He’s playing the field.” “He scored.” “He didn’t get to first base.” “I struck out.” Why? “She wanted a diamond.” Jerry Seinfeld The pitcher has to find out if the batter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he’s timid. Don Drysdale The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided. Casey Stengel I was in Little League. I was on first base. I stole third. I ran straight across the diamond. Earlier in the week, I learned the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I argued with the ump that second base was out of my way. Steven Wright I was never an athletic kid. One year I played Little League, and my dad was the coach. Halfway through the season he traded me to another family. David Corrado Why does everybody stand up and sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” when they’re already there? Louie Anderson The other quotes gathered by Mr. Winokur are equally as funny, as is Funny Times, month after month. According to some source from the depths of my memory, it takes only seventeen muscles to smile, but forty three muscles to frown. May as well laugh as much as we can, even if our tonsils were removed without our permission. What a way to get ice cream. Polzin toons Check out the cartoons of K.A.Polzin at https:// kapolzin.wordpress.com. Polzin offers up the kind of Father’s Day cards one might give to the new step dad. How fun would it be to share these one- and two-liners after wishing your step-dad a happy father’s day? Thanks for making this a two-income household. We’re glad you learned to keep your parenting ideas to yourself. Sorry for the horrible things I say when Mom isn’t in the room. P.S. I was here first.

Mom loves you so much she bought this card and forced me to sign it. Thanks again to Funny Times for compiling and sharing such classic comedy each and every issue. For subscription info, head on over to www.funnytimes.com.

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Whenever and wherever I am reading an issue, it guarantees my being asked by someone why I am laughing. It even happens at church. Stanley and his cup We did not have a hockey team at Oil City Senior High. We also did not have a baseball team. Why? We did not have a flat enough space for a baseball diamond or a large ice rink. Our track was only 400 yards around the football field. We never told the visiting team about the oil pipe barely under the cinders about 320 yards. The trip on relay was fun. Now that I have discovered hockey on the radio, enjoying the Southwest enthusiasm guaranteed on any Las Vegas Golden Knights broadcast, I am learning new terminology, like icing, power plays, and even some French curse words. I’m ready. Yet, given all the hoopla about the Stanley Cup being the oldest and most prestigious athletic trophy, I wondered who Stanley was. Was he the guy who invented the thermos? Man’s greatest invention? It keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold. Like my buddy Ski King says, “How does it know?” Well, the Stanley with the cup, was named after Lord Stanley of Preston who started the honor way, way back, way before the thermos. The Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise. According to Wikipedia, “Originally commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, then–Governor General of Canada, who donated it as an award to Canada’s top-ranking amateur ice hockey club, which the entire Stanley family supported, with the sons and daughters playing and promoting the game.” Of course, given there was no Internet back in 1892, we cannot verify the truth of this history. During the iced ages of that decade, there was no way to verify as we do now with snopes. com, truthorfiction.com, or iaintbuyingit.com.

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Meet the Artists and Authors Saturday, June 2nd • 11 am til 7 pm

Of course, now I believe everything is true that I read. Why would anyone lie to someone my age? The Internet rules. Where else can you be ordained as a member of the clergy in three minutes or less? I was going to sign up to be a Bishop, but it cost more. It was free for me to become a youth pastor, for seniors who do not act their age. As we say in the streets of Freeland about 7:45 p.m., after everyone has gone home to floss, Go Golden Knights! Puck on! June 4 Fun Hope to see you a bit before 2 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Freeland Library for the world premiere sharing of highlights from Fazkills, the autobiography of Richard Evans, Hollywood’s rebel with a cause. During his five decade plus acting and directing career, Evans worked in films with Jack Nicholson, George C. Scott, David Hemmings, and Michael J. Pollard, surely a fun four pack of celluloid characters. After a season as series regular Paul Hanley, opposite Mia Farrow in TV’s Peyton Place, Evans moved from early shows like Mr. Novak, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza to an episode of Star Trek with Shatner and Nimoy. Yet, there is much, much more to know.

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Many artists and authors will be there throughout the day and for the

Langley 1st Saturday Art Walk Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5-7 pm Meet Artists: Bonnie Gretz, Lisa Blohm, Judith Burns, Teri Frolick, Sandy Dubpernell, Cynthia Campbell and Roxallanne Medley Meet Authors: David Newiert, Sandra Pollard, Sharon Mentyka, Dave Anderson, Diane Knoll, Rebecca Pillsbury and Beth Hall These people have shared their talents to raise awareness for the whales and the environment and their merchandise is for sale at our Gift Shop

105 Anthes Ave, Langley, WA www.orcanetwork.org • www.orcamonth.com

Hope to see ya at the Freeland library June 4. Evans’ Q and A will be a hoot. I have my question ready–Mr. Evans, are you related to Bob Evans, and, if so, who makes the sausage? To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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Bits & Pieces know it is not easy handling special equipment that needs to be secured safely by the driver. Having to deal with another distraction, like checking for bus passes, is not helpful, as their foremost goal is to be able to deliver everyone safely.

Letters to the Editor Editor, 100 Deadly Days of Summer Memorial Day Weekend to the end of Labor Day Weekend is a 100-day period that embraces vacation time, travel time, and nice weather. Lots of folks are driving -- and some of the drivers are impaired. The Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County mission statement says that we are dedicated to deter driving under the influence and underage drinking in our communities through education and awareness. We accomplish our mission through our monthly impact panels and our prevention program given to all the middle schools on Whidbey Island. We present panels to military personnel on NAS Whidbey by invitation. We want all of you to make good choices when driving. Do not add to the traffic or mortality statistics for 2018. Do not put yourself through the hell of knowing you endangered your life and the lives of others needlessly. Do not start a ripple effect that will inject more suffering, pain, and anguish into a number of lives.

• Many people like me are also contending with our expensive Medicare/medical system and rising rents on Whidbey Island. I would find it difficult to have another payout. When I lived in Coupeville, I would often be the only rider into Oak Harbor – I have only been asked one or two times if I could change my trip time so more riders could be taken on a bus. I would be willing to do this if it is a trip without an appointment – this would save some money. • Recent meetings open to the public are being held but the time of the meetings were difficult for commuters and working people to attend and give their input. I attended a meeting of sorts at the Oak Harbor Library on May 18. This was not a presentation of why and how fares would be charged (and no follow-up questions). So what I understood is there may be fare/coin boxes put into the buses. This is really a bad idea because: • A metal box to the right of the drivers would hinder their ability to quickly hop out of their seat to help a person having difficulty with doorway steps. • Having actual money on the bus would invite a robbery (where I live in Oak Harbor, our apartment laundry room is now locked, as I was told that there have been recent vandalisms of machines for their money). This would be another distraction/duty for the drivers. Here is a list of Island Transit’s proposed fares (Youth ages 8 and under are free):

Through our annual fundraising effort, Keep It a Safe Summer, we support our staff and program costs.

In County Fixed Bus Routes:

At the end of the 100 Deadly Days of Summer, Island Thrift generously matches whatever monies we raise, up to $5,000. They have done this for a number of years, along with scores of other Partners in Prevention. All of our community outreach, engagement, education, panels, and prevention, is accomplished through our donors, be they individuals or organizations.

Regular Fare

$1

$.50

All Day Pass

$2

$1

All Month Pass

$25

$12.50

For more background information about us, please go to our website: http://idipic.org/ and our Facebook page. If you wish to participate in IDIPIC’s mission or this campaign, please contact IDIPIC by e-mail: idipic@idipic.org. Donations can be mailed to: IDIPIC, POB 358, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. We will acknowledge every donation we receive, or you can stipulate to have your donation remain anonymous. Here’s to Safe Roads for all of us, all of the time! Thank you, Mike Diamanti IDIPIC Director Alice Biddulph IDIPIC Facilitator/Educator

Editor, I am a 67-year-old retired woman, now single and with disabled and painful feet. I had to sell my car in August, 2016 as I could no longer drive, so I have used Paratransit since then. I had been living in Coupeville and moved into Oak Harbor this March. I live on my social security. I do not want a fare to be charged on Island Transit’s fixed routes or paratransit because: • I have seen Paratransit drivers in the last six months being scheduled for more riders in a shorter period of time. In fact, two times in the past three months the driver started to back up when I was still standing in the bus – I am sure they were in a hurry. Many people have wheelchairs and walkers, and having worked for 30 years as a registered nurse, I

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$1

All Day Pass

$4

$2

All Month Pass

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$25

Paratransit Regular Fare

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All Month Pass

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RideLink – A New Island Transit Partnership Helping Island County Residents Make Transportation Connections Island Transit will be unveiling a new service beginning August 1, 2018, partnering with local social service organizations to provide the use of vans to transport their clients. This program gives the service organizations the flexibility to schedule client outings, work programs, access to services and training as their schedule dictates. This program is uniquely designed for Island County’s service organizations who assist elderly, disabled, veterans, low income and people with limited English proficiency which are associated with a social service organization and who may need access to services beyond Island Transit’s Fixed Routed and Para Transit Specialized Services areas or hours of operation. The RideLink program will operate similar to the current Vanpool program. Island Transit will provide the van, maintenance and the driver training. But unlike the Vanpool program, these vans will not be used by commuters and will not have minimum rider requirements. This program will be creating a link between people and services. The vans will be easily identified with a new RideLink logo.

Applications, for interested organizations, will be made available throughout Island County (both Whidbey and Camano Islands) and on the Island Transit website, www.islandtransit. org under the Additional Services tab beginning June 1. Island Transit believes this program will help fill a critical transportation gap within the County that many social service agencies are struggling to fill. The initial response has been very positive and Island Transit is excited to get RideLink on the road. For more information, call 360-678-7771, press 1 for Whidbey then press 3 for Vanpool or email ridelink@islandtransit.org. [Submitted by Meg Heppner, Assistant to the Executive Director, Island Transit]

When We Were Young and Unafraid Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) presents When We Were Young and Unafraid June 8- June 23. Written by Hedgebrook alumni Sarah Treem, When We were Young and Unafraid is based on the little-known history of “safe houses” on Whidbey Island. In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence against Women Act, Agnes turned her quiet Whidbey Island bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence could seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’s college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of her tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help. “Sarah Treem is one of America’s best young writers and to set her play on Whidbey Island is a special treat. Sarah Treem is known for her television work (House of Cards, The Affair, In Treatment) but her play, When We Were Young and Unafraid, reflects on the independent spirit of Whidbey Islanders. This play has played all over the country, so we are thrilled to finally bring it home, to Whidbey Island.” – Director, Phil Jordan When We Were Young and Unafraid is directed by Phil Jordan and features cast members Nancy Pfeiffer, Grace Webb, Nichole Morell, Gail Liston, and Connor Kinzer. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors/military, $15 for youth/matinee and are available at the WICA Box Office: 360-221-8268, or online at https://tickets.wicaonline.org Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm. Piano Bar opens one hour before each performance. [Submitted by Fritha Strand, WICA]

Credo St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia Return for Oak Harbor Concert The Credo St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia returns to present a concert of Russian Sacred Music and Folk Songs, Friday, June 8, 7:00pm at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW 2nd Ave, Oak Harbor, across from the Oak Harbor High School Wildcat Stadium. Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Kazan, Russia Partnership Committee, the concert is free and open to the public. The members of the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble have performed in churches and concert halls throughout the United States since 2002. The concert reflects Russian culture and heritage, with a balance of sacred songs by Russian composers and Russian folk songs. The ensemble brings extensive training and experience to its presentation of its concert selections. It is hoped the concert will challenge concert goers to experience, through music, a culture and way of life different from our own. A freewill offering will go to support the ensemble in their tour of the United States’ west coast.

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Saying “I Do” Might Mean “I Can’t” for Roth IRA

June is a popular month for weddings. If you are planning on tying the knot this month, it’s an exciting time, but be aware that being married might affect you in unexpected ways – including the way you invest. If you and your new spouse both earn fairly high incomes, you may find that you are not eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA. A Roth IRA can be a great way to save for retirement. You can fund your IRA with virtually any type of investment, and, although your contributions are not deductible, any earnings growth is distributed tax-free, provided you don’t start withdrawals until you are 59-1/2 and you’ve had your account at least five years. In 2018, you can contribute up to $5,500 to your Roth IRA, or $6,500 if you’re 50 or older. But here’s where your “just married” status can affect your ability to invest in a Roth IRA. When you were single, you could put in the full amount to your Roth IRA if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) was less than $120,000; past that point, your allowable contributions were reduced until your MAGI reached $135,000, after which you could no longer contribute to a Roth IRA at all. But once you got married, these limits did not double. Instead, if you’re married and filing jointly, your maximum contribution amount will be gradually reduced once your MAGI reaches $189,000, and your ability to contribute disappears entirely when your MAGI is $199,000 or more. Furthermore, if you are married and filing separately, you are ineligible to contribute to a Roth IRA if your MAGI is just $10,000 or more. So, as a married couple, how can you maximize your contributions? The answer may be that, similar to many endeavors in life, if one door is closed to you, you have to find another – in this case, a “backdoor” Roth IRA. Essentially, a backdoor Roth IRA is a conversion of traditional IRA assets to a Roth. A traditional IRA does not offer tax-free earnings distributions, though your contributions can be fully or partially deductible, depending on your income level. But no matter how much you earn, you can roll as much money as you want from a traditional IRA to a Roth, even if that amount exceeds the yearly contribution limits. And once the money is in the Roth, the rules for tax-free withdrawals will apply. Still, getting into this back door is not necessarily without cost. You must pay taxes on any money in your traditional IRA that hasn’t already been taxed, and the funds going into your Roth IRA will likely count as income, which could push you into a higher tax bracket in the year you make the conversion. Will incurring these potential tax consequences be worth it to you? It might be, as the value of tax-free withdrawals can be considerable. However, you should certainly analyze the pros and cons of this conversion with your tax advisor before making any decisions. In any case, if you’ve owned a Roth IRA, or if you were even considering one, be aware of the new parameters you face when you get married. And take the opportunity to explore all the ways you and your new spouse can create a positive investment strategy for your future. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Jeffery C. Pleet, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor 630 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (360) 679-2558 jeffery.pleet@edwardjones.com

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Help Finalize the new Freeland Zoning Code Participate in the Freeland Community Conference on June 9 Island County is creating new development regulations (zoning districts and development standards) for development that occurs within the Freeland Non-Municipal Urban Growth Area. Join your friends and neighbors to discuss and provide feedback on the draft regulations. Review code options, and help to finalize the draft through a series of discussions and activities that will include: how the community will look and feel through design standards for buildings, sites, and blocks (including open space, landscaping, screening, parking, and building design standards), cottage housing and other alternative housing types, what will happen if your property or business doesn’t meet the new standards, how the code will work while the community has septic vs. sewers, and much more. Saturday, June 9, 9:00am-1:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 State Route 525, Freeland In the old church (community building) The entire building will be full of activities and events, with different topics in each room to explore and participate in. Each room will have a discussion and activity for a topic at specific times, you pick the topic/activity you are most interested in participating in. Be sure to explore -- there will be additional stations throughout the building – either on topics where the County needs your input or to provide you with more information on how the new code will be implemented. There will also be a station on related updates to the Freeland Subarea Plan.

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Can’t stay for all of the workshop activities? You can drop in any time during the community conference to learn about and comment on topics that are of interest to you. If you are unable to attend or drop in, conference materials and activities will be posted online with electronic input options for the week following the event. The County will be using input from the activities and comments received both throughout the day and through the following week to create a final draft for ordinance adoption this summer. Review the most recent materials online at www.IslandCountyWA.gov/Planning - just click on the link to the Draft Freeland Development Regulations. Comments and questions can be submitted via email to CompPlan@co.island. wa.us. [Submitted by Tara Dyer, Senior Office Specialist, Island County Planning Dept.] BITS & PIECES

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Republican Women of North Whidbey Thursday, June 7, 11:30am Oak Harbor Elks Club

All entries are listed chronologically, unless there are multiple entries for the same venue or are connected to a specific organization (such as Sno-Isle Libraries) in which case all entries for that venue or organization are listed collectively in chronological order under one heading.

Island Herb Vendor Day Thursday, May 31, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Avitas will be on site with product displays and information. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call (360) 331-0140 or visit whidbeyislandherb.com

Frijole Friday: South Whidbey School Farm Fundraiser Friday, June 1, 5:00pm-7:00pm Langley Methodist Church $10-15 donation to help fund the School Farm Come enjoy homemade masa tortillas and Scarlet runner bean frijoles featuring lettuce, kale and spinach from the school farm and local grass-fed Three Sisters ground beef. Served with Mexican rice, guacamole, fresh pea shoot salsa verde. Delicious desserts from the SW Commons will be available for an extra donation. For more information, visit www. whidbeyschoolgardens.wordpress.com or email swschoolfarm@gmail.com

Willy Wonka Fridays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 7:30pm Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 7:30pm Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2:30pm Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 7:30pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor Based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, enjoy this fun and music-filled play! Tickets and more information available at whidbeyplayhouse.com

Slowgirl Fridays, June 1 & 8, 7:30pm Saturdays, June 2 & 9, 7:30pm Sunday, June 3, 4:00pm Thursday, June 7, 7:30pm OutCast Theater, Fairgrounds, Langley Slowgirl, written by Greg Pierce, is directed by Edward Jordon and stars Sommer Harris and Kevin Lynch, with Patricia Duff and Mark Thrall. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and students; the June 7 performance is $12 for all. Purchase tickets by emailing ocp@whidbey.com, or by visiting Brown Paper Paper Tickets at www.brown papertickets.com/event/3412131

NJROTC Car Wash Saturday, June 2, 9:00am-1:30pm CPO Club, 1080 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor Car wash is by donation, proceeds benefit the OHHS NJROTC program. The CPO Club is offering an all you can eat $15 brunch. Come get your car washed and enjoy a world class buffet.

Live Music: Ronnie Nix Saturday, June 2, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Ronnie Nix plays a variety of music from the 50s to today. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncove brewing.com

Battle of Midway Remembrance Ceremony Tuesday, June 5, 10:00am PBY Naval Air Museum, Oak Harbor The public is invited to a Battle of Midway Remembrance ceremony at the PBY Naval Air Museum, located at 270 SE Pioneer Way. Call 360-240-9500 for more information.

Star Party Friday, June 8, begins at dark Prairie Overlook next to Coupeville Cemetery Explore the night sky and view distant galax-

ies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at re.bob. scott@hotmail.com, or visit www.icas-wa.org.

Pat Price Ocean Listening Exhibit Opening Celebration Sunday, June 10, 3:00pm-4:00pm Langley Whale Center, 105 Anthes Ave, Langley Come participate in the unveiling celebration of the Pat Price Ocean Listening Exhibit at Orca Network’s Langley Whale Center. You can now learn about local marine animals by hearing what they sound like in their natural environment below the waves, via an interactive touch screen and audio system in your own personal listening booth. For more information, call 360-221-7505 or go to www.face book.com/LangleyWhaleCenter.

An Evening of Smooth Jazz Saturday, June 16, 7:00pm-9:00pm Ott & Murphy, 204 First St., Langley $10 Cover Featuring the vocals of Valetta Faye accompanied by Nick Nicholai on piano and Scott Small on drums. For more information, call 360-2217131.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Used Book Sale Saturday, June 2, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices. Proceeds support Friends of the Freeland Library. Farmers Market Book Sale Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00am-2:00pm Located at the Coupeville Farmers Market Shop locally at the Friends of the Coupeville Library book nook for your “picks of the day!” Books for all seasons and all ages. Proceeds benefit the Coupeville Library. Meet the Author: Dick Evans Monday, June 4, 2:00pm Freeland Library Actor, director, writer Evans connects his dots and long dashes through a life both creative and chaotic. Everyone is welcome. His book “Fazkils” will be available for purchase and signing. LEGO® In The Library Tuesday, June 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm Coupeville Library Build your best with LEGO® in this open session for creating by yourself or with a building buddy. We’ll also build with Architetrix this month. For ages 5 and up. Movie Night - Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wednesday, June 6, 5:30pm-7:45pm Coupeville Meeting Room Join us for popcorn and a movie! This month we are showing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Rated PG-13. Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, June 7, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Jon Meacham’s “American Lion,“ the definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation and changed Washington forever. For adults.

Galleries & Art Shows Meet the Artists and Authors Saturday, June 2, 11:00am-7:00pm Langley Whale Center, 105 Anthes Ave. Many artists and authors will be available throughout the day and for the Langley 1st Saturday Art Walk from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Meet Artists: Bonnie Gretz, Lisa Blohm, Judith Burns, Teri Frolick, Sandy Dubpernell, Cynthia Campbell and Roxallanne Medley Meet Authors: David Newiert, Sandra Pollard, Sharon Mentyka, Dave Anderson, Diane Knoll, Rebecca Pillsbury and Beth Hall These people have shared their talents to raise awareness for the whales and the environment and their merchandise is for sale at the Langley Whale Center Gift Shop.

South Whidbey High School Art Show Saturday, June 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley Students of many ages and styles have been working hard all year. This show is a chance for them to show their community what they have been up to. Free and open to the public.

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Our guest speaker this month will be Loren Spivack, noted speaker and author of “Free Market Warrior.” Join us for an interesting and entertaining program and spend time with like-minded women. Cost is $10 for lunch. For those unable to make our daytime meeting we will also be hosting an evening program with Spivack as guest speaker at the Oak Harbor VFW, June 6 at 6:30pm, cost is free. For more info contact Rita Drum at ritadrum777@gmail. com or phone 631-707-5980.

W.I.G.S. (Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers) Tuesday, June 12, 1:00pm 2720 Heller Road, Fire Station #25, Oak Harbor Deborah Wallin will speak about Swedish Genealogical Research and how she got into genealogy. She taught history, geography and American government for 28 years at Skagit Valley College, upper level history classes for Chapman University at NAS Whidbey Island for several years, and has been teaching classes at the Oak Harbor Senior Center since 1989. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact whidbeygensearchers@gmail.com. For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

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Francy Blumhagen works in a variety of media, including block printing, woodcut, collage, and wax resist. In her current show she has focused her attention on block prints depicting the great variety of birds and aquatic life that surround her Coupeville studio. Her mixed-media includes many kinds of pencils, crayons, acrylic paint, metallic powders, ink, and some wax.

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The Opening Reception runs in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk, when Langley’s galleries and shops are open until 7:00pm. Many of the gallery artists will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.

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Featured Artists: Stephanie Hargrave, Jennifer Caldwell & Jason Chakravarty Artists’ Reception: Saturday, June 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm Exhibit runs through July 2 Museo Gallery, Langley Stephanie Hargrave creates encaustic paintings and sculpture. The team of Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty will be showing works in glass.

Meetings & Organizations Island County Master Gardeners Foundation Thursday, May 31, 6:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. The Island County Master Gardeners Foundation, in partnership with the Xerces Society, present an important look at how our gardens can benefit native pollinators. We can help improve pollinator diversity and abundance while beautifying our homes and communities. Join the Xerces Society’s Eric Lee-Bader for a state-of-the-art-and-science look at how to create better landscapes for bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. The meeting starts with social time and business, Eric’s presentation begins at 7:00pm. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Whidbey Weavers Guild Thursday, June 7, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Rd., Coupeville The June program will be presented by Suzie Liles and Madelyn van der Hoogt. Their program is titled Decades of Weaving Friendship and will include a power point presenta-

Tame Your Sugar Habit

In this free workshop you will learn 3 keys to overcome sugar cravings. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at drjanehealthcoach@gmail.com or 360-331-1726.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel

Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org

Income Tax and Retirement Essentials Tuesday, June 5, 12:30pm-2:00pm Concordia Lutheran Church, 590 Oak Harbor St Free Concordia Lutheran Church presents Concordia Community Academy with this free class to learn more about Income Tax and Retirement Essentials. Bring your brown bag lunch, coffee provided. No products will be sold at this venue. For more info and to register, visit concordiaoakharbor.org or call (360) 679-1697.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Friday, June 15, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, June 16, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor Cost: $35 This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The pistol handling and shooting portion is completed at the NWSA range, located at 886 Gun Club Rd., off Oak Harbor Rd., where students will learn about safe gun handling, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basics of Pistol Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. Students can register online at nrainstructors.org For questions or to register, call NRA instructor John Hellmann at 360-675-8397 or email NWSA.Training@gmail.com. Additional information can be found at www.northwhidbey sportsmen.org.

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Relay unites Whidbey for a cure By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly The race to find a cure for cancer is not going away. It’s a cause that will unite hundreds of people at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor Friday and Saturday, as they participate in Relay for Life – a fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society. This year’s Relay has brought 37 teams together, five of which have never participated before. Keeping the event fresh and bringing in new participants is one of the goals for Karla Sharkey, who has been involved in Relay for Life for 23 years, seven of them as event chair. “This year we’ve got more live music, which is really exciting, it’s a real treat,” she said. “Our theme this year is United for a Cure, so we’re doing a patriotic/superhero type of theme.“ Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Friday, immediately followed by one of the key elements that drives home the whole purpose of Relay. “Of course we have our survivor walk opening the event, with survivors doing a walk around the track with caregivers,” said Sharkey, describing the impact that moment can have. “Seeing the survivors, I can’t explain,” she said. “As event chair, standing there looking out, seeing that sea of purple, all the survivors and caregivers, it makes it all worthwhile.”

Even after all these years of doing Relay, Sharkey admits she is surprised by the number of people who have passed by the event and not known what it is all about. Misconceptions still abound. “That’s the thing. Last year we had a lady come who had never done it, who said ‘I’m Relaying for my husband.’ She thought it was only for people that had passed away,” said Sharkey. “We embraced her. We embrace everyone. Relay is open to the public. Anyone can join. You do not have to have cancer, you don’t have to know anyone who has cancer.” The only qualification necessary to participate in Relay for Life is to care, to unite with others in a common goal, to join in the fight to defeat the common enemy – cancer. Sharkey estimates this year’s Relay will raise about $67,000 for the American Cancer Society. Approximately 75-cents of every dollar raised goes directly to support cancer research, education programs and services like Look Good Feel Better and Road to Recovery, which helps cancer patients get to treatments. As much money as that is from Island County, overall donations have declined over the years although participation is up this year over last. That’s why Sharkey has a heart for bringing new people into the leadership of Relay for Life, for keeping the event fresh.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Relay for Life There is plenty of fun to go around at the annual Relay for Life, to be held from 6 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor. Funds raised go to the American Caner Society and helps in its goal to raise money for cancer research and to support programs such as Road to Recovery, which helps cancer patients with transportation to and from treatment.

“Everybody is too busy, so it becomes a matter of where do you put your resources?” she said. “People love the cause but can’t be as engaged. You need new people, different people to be part of leadership to give it CPR.” This is not just a local problem, Sharkey said, it’s a problem all over the country. She said some committees are opting for shorter events rather than the “traditional” overnight Relay like Oak Harbor does. Sharkey does not ever want to see that happen here. “My mother had cancer. How could I tell my mom six hours is all I can put into you?” Sharkey said. “If I have survivors on the track for 18 hours, I’m damn sure going to be there with them.” Sharkey encourages anyone who sees what’s happening on the track at North Whidbey Middle School Friday and Saturday to stop and check it out rather than driving past. With live music and plenty of food, there will be fun to go around. Local band Backyard Bison will kick off the entertainment after the opening lap. “If you can’t come to the opening, I highly recommend the luminary at 10 p.m.,” said Sharkey. “It’s very moving to see the luminaries along the track and see the slide show with all the names. I would challenge everyone, instead of driving by, stop. Find out what’s going on at the track.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Relay for Life Hundreds of people will attend the annual Relay for Life event at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor this weekend. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through closing ceremonies at noon on Saturday.

“I’m excited for a great turnout, because I believe the people who want to make a difference will be there,” she continued. “The fact is, the people there will be engaged, will continue the fight. It’s so cool when cancer survivors come up to say ‘thank you.’ That’s what it’s about. If I can reach one cancer survivor, I’ve done my job.”

“Willy Wonka” opens at Whidbey Playhouse By Kathy Reed | Whidbey Weekly If you’re looking for a sweet treat, check out “Willy Wonka” at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor. Performances begin Friday at the theater on Midway Blvd. and will run at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 24. Based on the Roald Dahl book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this musical production will bring back memories for some, create new ones for others and give everyone an opportunity to see some of the cutest Oompah-Loompah’s ever! For tickets and information, go to www.whidbeyplayhouse.com and be sure to check out Whidbey Weekly’s cover story in our June 14 issue.

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Island Angler By Tracy Loescher

SUMMER SALMON SEASON Are we going to get one? This question is on my mind and the minds of every other salmon fisherman I talk to. The state of Washington is still searching for a new director for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The former director, Jim Unsworth, resigned in January after signing off on a Chinook management plan that would have closed or restricted Puget Sound recreational Chinook Salmon fishing for a minimum of ten years. He did this without really questioning and pointing out the true impact this plan would have on all the people and businesses - from hotels to boat sales - that depend on the region’s attraction to salmon fishing. The state is planning to have a new director in place and on the job by August. I am cautiously optimistic the incoming director will give recreational fishermen and women, at minimum, the same fair catch and keep opportunities given to tribal and commercial efforts. Our salmon seasons and catch quotas are still very closely tied to preseason predictions of returning salmon; these predictions are not easy, to say the least. Environmental ocean conditions, tribal commitments set by former Federal District Judge George Boldt Feb. 12, 1974, and the basic shutdown of modern healthy state-run hatchery programs, just scratches the surface of the variables used to say “yes or no, when, and how many.” The early predictions I have seen for this summer show a slight increase in Coho Salmon (Silver) and Chum (dog, Silver bright); returning Chinooks are on par with the last few years, with a slight improvement in the South Sound Chinook. Predictions of Sockeye Salmon finding their way back to Lake Washington are still low, however, early predictions of Sockeye returning to the Baker River trap via the Skagit River is good. (I expect that number to fall off sharply, like the past two years, between expected and actual counts.) Since the Pink Salmon (Humpies) only run on odd years, I would say summer salmon opportunities will be better than last year but far from being wide open. The 2018-2019 state fishing regulations should be out by the end of June; this will be when the rubber meets the road for most of the

general guidelines. Of course, there are always the emergency opens and closures posted on the WDFW web site; I always cringe when looking at the emergency change announcements because most of the changes are some form of closure. It is rare an area gets opened or limits get increased in our surrounding marine areas and rivers, but for now with the brighter outlook for this summer’s fish return, I would definitely be ready to get out on the water for a chance at a fresh salmon dinner. For more data about salmon seasons and what the state has planned, visit the WDFW web site and navigate through the fishing menus provided. Answers, not to all, but to many of the questions we have, can be found here. HALIBUT REPORT After the first couple of halibut opportunities in May, the reports are about normal. The state fish and wildlife (fish checkers) I spoke with at the Cornet Bay boat launch had logged a total of 22 halibut brought to the dock out of “a lot of boats.” (Two on May 11 and 19 on May 13.) The majority of the fish were taken from Marine area 7. Catching halibut in the inner Puget Sound is not always a sure thing, but they are out there for the patient fishermen.

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LINGCOD REPORT Good numbers of keeper lingcod are still being caught throughout the Sound. Rubber swim-baits and curly-tails slid onto a 6- to 8-ounce lead jig head, or a variety of live baits from shiners to herring, are working the best. You might find yourself traveling farther and covering more rock piles to locate that 26-inch minimum size fish. We are midway through the season and many of the short boat ride, legal fish have been caught. Luckily, Lingcod are plentiful in the Sound - the keepers just get a bit harder to find. I hope everyone had a safe and fish-filled Memorial weekend. A few rivers will open up to salmon fishing in the month of June, so if the fog and winds are keeping you off the Sound, there will soon be other options. Remember to check the state regulations before heading out on the water, be safe and GOOD LUCK out there!

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Oak Harbor couple gardens with compassion

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“I love coming out here with Doug and enjoy our time together dreaming up new things,” said Shannon.

It is a sunny, quiet day at the Oak Harbor home of Doug and Shannon Nuckols. In their back yard, butterflies flit from one blossom to the next, bees buzz by on their quest for nectar, hummingbirds zoom back and forth to the feeders as a breeze ruffles the leaves and birdsong softly fills the air. Branching off from the soft, lush lawn are myriad paths, each leading to a different point of interest or quiet nook in which to sit and contemplate one’s surroundings, soaking in nature’s ambiance, or to simply be at rest with one’s thoughts. The rest of the world seems far away. It is the Nuckols’ backyard sanctuary, a place they enjoy sharing with friends and family. But once a year, they open the gate to their private paradise to all those interested in supporting a good cause. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, this simple backyard garden will be open to the public as the couple raises money for Compassion First, a nonprofit organization based in Beaverton, Ore., which helps young women and girls in Indonesia break free from the bonds of child sex trafficking. They are asking for a $20 donation per adult and every penny they raise will go to support Compassion First. People can tour their backyard garden; there will be refreshments all day and live music from 2-5 p.m. “We chose Compassion First because this truly is a mission for them,” said Shannon. “They looked for a place where there are the least amount of resources and help, and that was Indonesia.” “What I like about it is when they get these women and children out of these situations, they have a home to go to where they can learn skills, get an education and have hope for their future,” said Doug. The organization operates an aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking and is working on opening a second such home. It provides education and training to local Indonesian police forces to help fight

And there are many things to look at. There is a Military Appreciation garden planted with red, white and blue flowers. It is filled with painted rocks, each bearing the name of a military member who lost their lives in service to their country.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Doug and Shannon Nuckols have turned their love of backyard gardening into a an opportunity to raise money for a good cause. The couple will open their garden from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to help fundraise for Compassion First, an organization that helps victims of sex trafficking.

the traffickers and it also works with at-risk children and families to help recognize and prevent future exploitation. “I think of my grandbabies and to think there are children being hurt like this around the world, that there is such evil, it just makes me ill,” said Shannon.

There’s the first responder section, complete with a fire hydrant, planted with reds and oranges to represent the flames firefighters are called to battle. There’s the kitchen garden, the bath tub garden, two fairy gardens and bird baths and feeders for the yard’s feathered inhabitants. And there are nooks galore, many with a unique, handbuilt bench upon which to sit a spell. “It’s nice to come outside and relax and watch everything in bloom,” Doug said. “You can just enjoy and rest your spirit.” This is the third year the Nuckols have opened their garden for viewing. They said they just wanted to share something they love and be able to help people at the same

Garden Open House Fundraiser To benefit Compassion First

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1096 Ridgeway Dr., Oak Harbor time. The couple also hosts a community Bunko game in the fall to support the same cause. They do get financial assistance to help pay for some of their supplies from Thrivent Financial, which allows them to give all the money they make at the open house to Compassion First. “We love doing this,” said Shannon. “We don’t mind the work because it goes to a worthy cause.” You can find more information on Compassion First at www.compassionfirst.org.

“We wanted to support an organization that is making a difference in people’s lives and bring it to the attention of people who don’t know,” said Doug. The Nuckols said they didn’t start out with the idea of turning their back yard into a garden retreat, it just happened over time. Married for 48 years, they have lived in their house since 1976. They raised three children and now enjoy spending time with their eight grandchildren. Doug can rattle off the day they met on a blind date when they were 17, and still marks the occasion every year with flowers for Shannon. Their garden, which began with a simple bird bath and some plants, has been a labor of love for the past 20 years, at least. Doug is now retired after working for the City of Oak Harbor for 32 years, and that gives them more time to brainstorm new ideas.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The backyard garden of Doug and Shannon Nuckols of Oak Harbor features several special sections, such as a Military Appreciation section honoring those who lost their lives in service to our country.

More theater to love with OutCast’s “Slowgirl” By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly There is a bumper crop of really good community theater on Whidbey Island. If you haven’t already discovered OutCast Productions, now may be as good a time as any to check it out – it’s latest production, “Slowgirl,” is running through Saturday, June 9 at the Black Box Theater at the fairgrounds in Langley. “Slowgirl,” by Greg Pierce, is directed by Edward Jordan, a well-known screenwriter, filmmaker and director. (Jordan’s musical comedy, “Bollywood and Vine,” for which he wrote the book, will launch its pre-Broadway tour next summer and will star Oscar and Tony nominee Kathleen Turner.) “’Slowgirl’ tells the heart-stopping tale of a teen-age party that goes horrifically wrong,” said Jordan. “Party-girl Becky retreats to the jungles of Costa Rica for a reunion with her estranged uncle, who has his own heart-stopping tale to tell. Ultimately, they own up to some unpleasant truths about themselves, but leave unnerving gaps in their respective stories. That makes for a rather jittery - and altogether compelling - theatrical experience.” Providing new theatrical experiences is what OutCast Productions is about. Founded in 2011 by friends and local theater veterans Sandy O’Brien and Ned Farley, the two wanted a stage on which to do more contemporary, socially conscious, edgier works. Their formula has proven to be a success, since OutCast has since produced 30 plays, its seasons going from two per year to at least four.

successful venture – we have now workshopped four shows, with a fifth coming up at the end of June.” Farley said OutCast Productions is steadily growing in popularity and recognition, although he believes there is more work to do. “I’d like to say everyone has heard about OutCast, but that is not true; we still have our work cut out for us to get more people in the door,” he said. “I’d say our loyal patron base is our best advertisement. We charge them with bringing a new friend to the theater for each show. “Plus, we want to bring more performance-oriented folks into the OutCast fold,” he continued. “For example, the Never Too Late Players (actors over 50) have used the Black Box to produce two Pantos over the last two years. If one has never experienced the joy and craziness of a Panto performance, then you need to pay attention when the next one comes around next February- and the Never Too Late Players are now coming under the umbrella of OutCast – which expands the kinds of theater we offer.”

Jordan said audiences will never quite know if they’ve heard the whole truth from the play’s characters. And it also tackles the idea of “benign” bullying. “There is nothing benign about bullying,” he said. “I hope audiences will show more loving compassion toward all the “slowgirls” of the world. I hope the world at large will show more loving compassion.” Farley said OutCast Productions is not trying to compete with other local theaters on the island, simply add to the number of available choices. “If people, both in our community or outside of it, want to experience really excellent theater that also pushes us to think and to challenge some of our notions, then OutCast is for you,” he said.

“Slowgirl,” the nonprofit theater’s latest offering, features actors Sommer Harris and Kevin Hugh Lynch.

“Outcast takes risks,” said Jordan. “They’re like those aerialists I described earlier. They perform without a net, making everything they do all the more thrilling.”

“They’re like high-wire aerialists performing without a net,”

Jordan also hopes audiences will be thrilled with “Slowgirl.” “The play is incredibly emotional, [but] the divine paradox of “Slowgirl” is that it’s also wildly funny, despite the seriousness of its subject matter,” he said. “We’ve spent equal amounts of rehearsal time laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time. That’s what I call brilliant playwriting. Author Greg Pierce is a master.”

“We see our role is to produce edgier, more provocative and thoughtful productions that reflect issues of our times – with a few “just-for-fun” shows in the mix here and there,” said Farley.

Tickets to “Slowgirl” are $18 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. Remaining shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 7-9. Go to outcastproductions.net for more information or to purchase tickets.

But OutCast wanted to push the envelope a little farther. “After the first couple of full seasons, we also introduced the decision to be an incubator for new work – providing an opportunity for playwrights to workshop their scripts (plays and musicals) in our space with staged readings – which also offers the patron community an opportunity to see how new theater evolves,” he explained. “This has been a highly

enthused Jordan. “They’re fearless in their tackling of some pretty weighty and disturbing material. In short, “Slowgirl” is downright haunting.”

Photo Courtesy of OutCast Productions Actors Sommer Harris and Kevin Hugh Lynch star in “Slowgirl,” by OutCast Productions in Langley. Performances run through June 9.

“If you’re starved for some really good theater, “Slowgirl” awaits, as do the rest of the plays Outcast will produce this season,” said Jordan. “If you’re a fan of film, “Slowgirl” awaits. I’m also a filmmaker, so my approach to staging is very cinema-like.”

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OPTING FOR ORGANIC When we think of food, we often think about the nutrients they hold within that can add to and benefit our body. Many of us tend to think of all the amazing antioxidants, the vitamins and minerals they contain that promote overall health and well-being. Sometimes however, we look at certain foods and food products and take a little longer to consider the nutrient content and just how, indeed, the things that make up that food will affect us. With Relay for Life coming up, a fundraising event based within communities - made strong and impactful by the people who comprise those communities - it’s a good thing to partake in if possible and know a little bit about the disease the fundraising events are aimed at studying, curing and preventing. Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society event and takes place each year. That being the case, I thought it might be a good opportunity to talk a little about the things we put in our bodies; what we feed ourselves. It is of prime importance to note you must always refer to your primary care manager for medical advice, as they are the only ones equipped to help you navigate your health. It is also just as important to understand that according to the American Cancer Society, the disease is a result of DNA changes within a cell. While some of the changes can be brought about as a result of inheritance, others can come from environmental factors or outside exposures and don’t necessarily affect the DNA within our cells, but the way in which our cells divide (for example, they might divide uncontrollably, giving rise to tumor development). Substances and exposures that cause cancer to develop are known as carcinogens. While carcinogens might not always directly cause cancer, they can put people at risk of developing the disease. We know eating as ‘clean’ as possible is the best thing for us. The less chemicals the better, because the processing of foods can affect and alter them in such a way they can pose an increased cancer risk. Processed meat is one such example. Additives such as sodium nitrite, which is used to prevent the growth of harmful organisms in the food, may be a risk, as it can add compounds to food which can increase the product’s potential to cause cancer. Products such as certain lunch meats and hot dogs, among others, contain nitrites, so doing a little homework and taking a small amount of time to read labels is always a good idea.

Where ever possible, many people today aim to consume foods labeled ‘organic.’ When a food is labeled as such, it means chemicals like herbicides, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics cannot be used in the growing and/or production of the food product. In addition, irradiation and GMO methods cannot be used on food items that are considered ‘organic.’ This brings me to my next point: eating organic. This means the foods you choose, if labeled organic, are grown/produced in an other-than-conventional method. Think of it like this: conventionally grown produce uses synthetic fertilizers or chemicals, whereas organic produce utilizes manure and/or compost. Conventionally-raised meat, dairy and eggs are fed hormones to bring about quicker growth and so too are non-GMO, non-organic feed. Organic meat, dairy and eggs on the other hand use non-GMO, organic feed, free of hormones.

To add even more benefits to eating unprocessed foods free of preservatives, the support of our local farmers does not go unnoticed. The financial contributions to small businesses and local farmers means more money stays within the local community/communities, cutting out the middle man essentially, or reducing the need for money to be spent on distribution or marketing. Word of mouth is one of the best marketing tools out there, I think! You have a personal recommendation from friends or family – trusted sources – so the likelihood of that recommendation being followed up is greater than perhaps just viewing a leaflet alone. The best way to find out about where your food comes from and exactly how it is produced is to visit your local famers market and get connected with people. Create conversations, open up the lines of communication and learn some awesome things along the way! Dear readers I want to wish all those taking part in Relay for Life luck and encourage you to have fun with it! For those of you who are fighting, or have fought, cancer, or know someone who is, keep on keeping on! I’m including a quick and easy recipe for a creamy blueberry avocado smoothie that’s packed full of antioxidant-rich ingredients to keep you fueled up and filled up. I hope you find it as delicious as I do! Please send any and all comments, questions and certainly recipes you might like to share to letsdish. whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we’ll do exactly that – Dish!

In fact, with organic meat, dairy and egg products, the livestock from which they are derived are kept healthy by instituting and ensuring natural methods, such as rotational grazing, clean living areas and a healthy diet. Organic food stuffs don’t require the use of chemicals and because of this, the shelf life might be shorter than its conventional counterparts, but it is free of potentially harmful additives and preservatives. On top of that, when you buy organic, you are more than likely supporting small businesses as well as your local farmers; in turn, you are playing an integral role in the continuation and success of a healthy, thriving, connected community. It’s really a cascading effect, because organic practices promote overall health of not just the people who consume the products, the produce/livestock itself, but also, the environment. These more natural methods of food production help reduce pollution, conserve water, helps the soil maintain its integrity and fertility and we needn’t worry about how the practices affect the animals in the near vicinity. In addition to the ways in which buying organic is one of the more positive food practices in which we partake, are the ones we don’t readily associate with the actual act of eating. Less processed food doesn’t travel anywhere near as far as highly processed food does, which is a plus for us. Fewer miles to travel to transport the food means less pollution. Organic produce is typically harvested locally and this means it is harvested at the peak of freshness, giving us a product that is not only natural and healthful, but also full of flavor.

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The Gift of Music: a Daughter’s Tribute to a Musical Mother “The Gift of Music: a Daughter’s Tribute to a Musical Mother” will be offered at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 7:00pm Saturday, June 16. The concert is free, with a suggested donation of $20. UUCWI is located at 20103 WA-525 in Freeland. Heidi Hoelting, musician, artist, teacher, and long-time resident of South Whidbey, presents a concert featuring songs for voice and piano, composed by her mother, Elizabeth Ogden. These art songs, performed by soprano, Claudia Walker and mezzo soprano, Jeannette d’Armand, include a range of themes central to the life of a young mother: a lullaby, humorous sketches from daily life, and two elegies. Heidi listened to her mother practice the violin and sing and compose these pieces when she was a child, and has been deeply influenced by her mother’s loving and creative spirit. The concert includes instrumental selections, performed by Talia Toni Marcus, violin, and Heidi Hoelting, piano: Eastern European gypsy music, “Greensleeves”, by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Mvt. 1 & 4 from the Bach Violin Sonata #2 in A major. Heidi will read some of her poetry, which will serve as inspiration for violin/piano improvisations by Talia and Heidi. “I have been wanting to record and publish my mother’s songs for a long time, as I consider them to be precious gems that should be shared with a wider audience than just my family. When my mother, now age 93, suffered a major health crisis last fall, we all (including Mom) feared that this was the end. That motivated me to get busy and organize a concert, which could serve as a memorial, if needed. To the amazement of all, my mother, Betty Ogden, recovered fully and was able to return to her home in Puyallup with my sister. It may even be possible for Mom to travel to Whidbey to attend this concert!” [Submitted by Heidi Hoelting]

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee representing organizations eligible to receive the Lodging Excise Tax.

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie ½ medium avocado 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 ½ to 2 ripe bananas ½ cup kale ½ cup fresh orange juice 2 cups of water (I use coconut water) 1 tablespoon honey (optional) Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Chill for an hour, serve and enjoy! www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/ organic-foods.htm www.cancer.org/healthy/eat-healthy-getactive/acs-guidelines-nutrition-physical-activity-cancer-prevention/food-additives.html https://iambaker.net/avocado-blueberry-smoothie-recipe/ To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

The Board of County Commissioners appoints members to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to three year terms which may be renewed by mutual agreement. The Committee consists of seven members: three members representing the businesses required to collect the tax; three members involved in authorized activities receiving revenues and a member of the Board of County Commissioners who will serve as Chair. The Committee meets twice annually, usually in the fall, to review requests and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners about distribution of monies generated by the Lodging Excise Tax. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and resume by mail: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Vacancy, PO Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239; fax to (360) 679-7381; or email to pamd@co.island.wa.us. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm June 11, 2018. For additional information please phone (360) 679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

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is finally set to deliver in the way you hoped. New goals in light of this are reasonable now, but no need to rush it. The 1st brings clarity.

CHICKEN LITTLE & THE ASTROLOGER By Wesley Hallock

ARIES (March 21-April 19) This is your week to stand back, look at the big picture and connect the dots. Doing so lets the path of progress emerge with crystal clarity. You can get a good overview of your situation simply by listening with an open mind to everything that is going on around you. Don’t believe anything automatically, but at the same time, don’t rule any possibility out. Overly effusive testimony on the 1st may or may not prove true. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Much that happens this week is likely to prove beyond your ability to control, and trying too hard to do so only makes matters worse. Rather than getting too wrapped up in externals, it’s the perfect time to invoke your own more than ample inner abundance and fall back on life’s simple pleasures. You need only hold the miracle of a flower in your hand on the 1st to remember that life’s natural beauties come free. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Your key to a happy week is to take notice of another’s painful plight and let their trials and travails be a reminder. No matter how dismal life appears, things could always be worse. The ray of sunshine in the life of that less fortunate someone might well be you. You certainly have something to give, something to impart. Sharing what you have, even if that be only a kindly smile, works magic on the 1st. CANCER (June 22-July 22) A difference of opinion with someone close to you is possible, but that need not ruin your week. Strength of conviction likely runs high on both sides, insuring that the subject matter will be thoroughly explored. Where your prefered course of action calls for daring and innovation, be prepared to argue your position convincingly or risk being shut down in favor of the conservative approach. The 1st will tell. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Merely holding your position is not enough this week. If you’re not growing, you’re dying. Growth is imperative, making half measures and nervous conservatism unacceptable. The moment is right for you to argue your case for upward progress most convincingly, so seize the day and don’t look back. Quality is the key word on the 1st. Choose the best and ignore the rest. It’s wise and it’s the way you roll. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) A matter that has kept you fretting finds its solution this week. This eleventh hour turn of events, with it’s promise of much needed renewal and rejuvenation, comes when you may have given up hope. This happens in part through joint action with someone who

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Peer pressure plays a powerful role in your week, likely affecting both your actions and your opinions. Faced with choosing between your own inner wisdom and the trendy inclinations of friends, it can be hard to know what’s best for you. Loyalty is a probable factor, here, increasing the chance that you’ll choose the popular path. However you choose on the 1st, the ultimate responsibility for outcomes is yours alone. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your opinion matters to those in your social circle, making it likely that acquaintances will seek you out this week in their moment of indecision. Your greatest asset might be your ability to listen. A well-timed nod can be a powerful pronouncement to the unsure and insecure, so don’t demean what you do. The good that you do extends far beyond the moment. Broad shoulders are a plus on the 1st. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) The temptation to try making a friendship into something more could be quite strong this week. Expressions of gratitude are easily misconstrued, leading in directions no one intended. Regardless of the role you play, the brakes are under your control. Joint ventures hold potential for much progress, provided you avoid the obvious pitfalls. Define your goals on the 1st and stick to your plan. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Taking care of business deserves top priority this week. Self-indulgences get whatever time you have left, which may not be as much as some would like. If you love what you do, no problem. If it’s only a job, your joys diminish accordingly. You get out what you put in, meaning that if your heart is in it, your gains could be more than ample. Leverage your time on the 1st and count your blessings.

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5. Project portfolio management

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8. __ Bator: Mongolian capital

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12. Roamed 14. Notre Dame legend Parseghian 15. Nothing (Spanish)

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38. British singer Stewart

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) The outcome of some long-term goals may be in doubt this week, but it’s unlikely that you are without solace. There is plenty to be happy about and no shortage of people willing to share in the joy. No need to go looking. Keep your spirits up and a smile on your face and the joyous will come to you. Behind the scene, much is taking place on the 1st that works in your favor, although you may not realize it until later.

20. __ Tomei, actress

64. Hindu queen

40. Suggesting the horror of death and decay

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) A pet project could well become a source of consternation this week if you don’t play your cards right. The best approach is open-ended, with plenty of latitude to execute a back-up plan in the event your original goes off course. It’s a growth and learning process first and foremost. All else is frosting on the cake. Adopt that as your guiding principle on the 1st and you won’t go terribly wrong.

33. “Walking Dead” actress

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Chicken Little looks at what is and fears the sky is falling. Wesley Hallock as a professional astrologer looks at what is and sees what could be. Read Wesley’s monthly forecast, with links to Facebook and Twitter, at www.chickenlittleandtheastrologer.com. To read past columns of Chicken Little and the Astrologer in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

18. Self-contained aircraft unit

21. “The Raven” writer

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22. Bathrooms

1. Top Rank boxing promoter

23. Skilled inventors

41. Riding horse 42. Where wrestlers work

2. __ fide (Latin)

26. Forcefully silence

3. At all times

30. Remove

4. Hindu female deity

31. The arrival of daylight

5. Tufts of hairs on plant seeds

32. Split lentils

43. Regions 44. Of a main artery 45. Not classy

6. Edited

47. Competed against

7. Portuguese archipelago

48. Biscuit-like cake

39. Doctors’ group

8. Your parents’ brothers

52. Computer company

42. Crooks

9. Pakistani city

44. Fragrant essential oil

10. Farewell

46. Conjured

11. Short sleep sessions

54. “Chocolat” actress Lena

47. One who predicts

13. Remove salt

55. Brain folds

49. Scarlett’s home

17. Drug officers

34. A lazy person

49. Large ankle bones 53. “Friends” actress Kudrow

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If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (50 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.

Over 50 LP (vinyl) albums for sale, various artists, pristine condition, $3 each. Call (360) 331-1063 (0) Fujinon binoculars, 10 x 70 fmt-sx with case, mint condition, $400. Call (360) 240-0921 (2) We are in the process of a WANTED making a serious downsizing effort, and we have items Collectibles, Art & Antiques. for sale in the following Cash paid for quality items. categories: costume jewelry; Call or Text 360-661-7298 (0) furniture; garden tools; hand tools; kitchen items; luggage (including duffel bags, tote No Cheating! bags & backpacks); puzzles and toys; sports items; storage racks; yard equipment (boat trailer winch, and 30 gallon sprayer); and other yard items. If you are interested in seeing what we have available, please call 360-678-1167 to make an appointment. Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father’s Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6”W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

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Oak hutch. Perfect for dining room or living room, quality, $150. Photos by request. Amy 360-969-9266 (1) Craftsman carved natural cherry armoire/TV cabinet; 74” high x 36” wide x 20” deep; excellent condition, $50. 360-579-4799 in Clinton near Possession Beach (0) Solid Oak Furniture for sale no veneer...all like brand new: Sofa table, $50; Coffee table, $35; Dining table w/4 chairs, 47 x 47 inches with 2 leaves expanding to 70 inches, $400; Buffet, beautiful 54 inches wide and 6’ 10” tall, glass front with 3 shelves and 2 large storage areas below with 3 drawers, $750. For photos or additional information, please call 360-240-1169 (0)

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By Kae Harris Summer is just around the corner and with the promise of wonderful weather, warmer temperatures and super sunshine, comes the prospect of enjoying all the beautiful sights Whidbey Island has to offer. What better way to enjoy your views than through windows that offer you a viewing portal that’s crystal clear? For many years, Crystal Clean Windows LLC has been serving the residents of Whidbey Island providing superior quality services each and every time. Owner Jason Leman knows his trade like the back of his hand and his knowledge, expertise and second-to-none services leave you with nothing but the best workmanship for miles around. Utilizing the ‘Pure Water System,’ Jason and his crew can guarantee your windows will have a spot-free gleam when they’re done. Employing the RODI (reverse osmosis deionization) method and water-fed poles, particulates and contaminants won’t be a problem at all, not even in those hard-to-reach places. This means your home or business’s windows will shine with all their might and reflect the quality of a job well done.

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