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Fish, Fur & Fowl by Ed Oldham

THE YEAR IS ALMOST OVER This past year has gone by incredibly fast for me. It has had some major events for my family, the biggest being my retirement from the United States Navy after 26 years. It really didn’t seem that long ago that I was graduating from Oak Harbor High School. I thought this year was going to be my year to do more hunting and fishing. After all, I did miss quite a few seasons due to my last career but I quickly jumped into another job and I have been as busy as when I was deployed. I am not sure where all the time goes but it goes quickly. With kids in high school and others getting married, I have found my boat and camping trailer have been parked more than they have been taken out. I am sure many of you have been in this position too. Add all the drama of the limited salmon season this year and I was admittedly not very concerned about missing time on the water. It was the excuse I needed to catch up around the house and with my family. Now as I reflect on this past year, I don’t regret the limited times I was able to get out because of the quality of the times I did fish. My favorite of the year had to be our La Push trip. Other than going to Alaska, it was the closest you can come to catching and not just fishing. The weather was lousy so we really didn’t get out far but you didn’t have to. We limited every day we were out there with black sea bass and were no further than a few miles out of the marina. The massive swells had to be dealt with but we managed to bring home quite a bit of fish for the freezer. Another experience was our exploration of waters much farther north than we normally go. The area north of Orcas Island was amazingly beautiful. With double limits of shrimp for a while, we made the extra gas expense well worth it. We even managed to find a few more ling cod areas which proved to be productive. My wife and I became grandparents this year. I admit it made us feel a little old but I’ll tell you what, when I look at my grandson, I see a future angler and hunter. It’s another opportunity to pass on some knowledge and introduce another child into the great outdoors. December is a time to reflect and also plan. Doing so helps keep us motivated and ready for whatever the next year brings us. I hope you have some big plans for 2017 and I hope everyone can follow through with most of them. If anything, try to make just one new plan for the year. One new experience to file away in the old memory books.

Maybe a trip to the coast is on your wish list or even a trip to Alaska. Maybe you decided 2017 is going to be the year you try something new hunting. Possibly book a guided trip up high in the Cascades or a guided fishing trip for steelhead on a river. You can learn a lot from a guide and you can also relax a bit more and let them worry about the little things. The seasons are winding down now. There are still a few hunters out trying to fill their tags. There are even more who have put their fishing rods and hunting gear away for the year. Talking to my buddies who have been up at elk camp for the late archery season, I know they are seeing lots of animals. They even have one hanging in camp. The weather has been relatively mild for the late season so this has added to the enjoyment for them and I wish I could have been there. It isn’t every year the temps stay above freezing during your late season archery hunt, especially down around Yakima. Water fowlers have been having a great year. Mild temperatures and plenty of rain have made for some epic wing shooting. You can hear them calling and shooting almost every time you get out around a popular hunting area. We have a popular hunting place about a mile from the house and I can hear them shooting much more than they did this time last year. As for the Skagit flats, it seems like the snow geese didn’t stay around as long. You still see a few flocks flying by but not in the numbers we saw just a month ago. The swans have arrived and if you’re planning a trip down there, make sure to brush up on your bird identification. Shooting the wrong bird can be a very costly mistake. Anglers are still waiting for their opportunity and of course the weather to act on it. It doesn’t look like the weather is going to cooperate much here in the near future but when it does, I am sure the winter black mouth fishing will be pretty good again. Just be careful out on the water and always keep one eye on the weather as it can change in a heartbeat. This has been a great year for outdoor activities and I am sure looking forward to next year. If you have any suggestions, comments, pictures or reports please send me an e-mail at: whidbeyfishfurandfowl@gmail. com. Have an amazing December and be safe out there. To read past columns of Fish, Fur, and Fowl in the Whidbey Weekly, visit our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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In his twenty-two years of coaching, Bob claims he “was undefeated, but the kids lost 134 times.”

Given that leftover turkey lasts about three to four days, is it too late for corny jokes? My niece Terri, back in Liberty, Missouri, offers up this holiday helping. How does a train eat? It goes chew chew.

Did we lose anyone on that last curve? Here is another of her classics: Did you hear about the man who was on trial for feeding his cows dynamite? The jury said it was A-BOMB-IN-A-BULL. Then there is my fave corny joke – What do you call it when a shoemaker drops his vegetables? Corn on the cobbler! So, if you think those three are bad, how did you feel about last Sunday's Seahawks game? When I saw the final score, 14-5, for a minute I thought spring training had started. Go Mariners! Where's Bob? It is about this time of the month when I usually have lunch with my wine drinking buddy, Coach Bob. While I do not drink anything stronger than Mexican Coke (pure cane sugar) or Jarritos Lime (more pure cane sugar), I like to have lunch with people who drink adult beverages so I can feel older. You may remember Coach Bob. While he did not coach in Coupeville, for ten years he announced their football and basketball games. Coach Moliter was head baseball coach at Auburn High School for twentyyears, or five-and-half terms as President of the US. Of course, Coach Bob could never be elected President because his parents refuse to come forward to verify his citizenship. Not only have they refused to verify, they have refused to get on the bus.

For those of you who are concerned, Bob is safe and warm, operating a secluded food truck somewhere in the Arizona desert. Look for an Airstream trailer near the Salt River Project. One that has a flashing neon sign that says Gluten Free Food. The last time I was there I tried to get a big bowl of free gluten, but Coach Bob was sold out. New Kid in School For next week's column, we will feature the three finalists of the New Kid in School Contest. If you have not submitted your entry, there is still time. If you at any time in your life have been a new kid in school, no matter the grade, please share your story of stress and ridicule with our On Track readers. Prizes will be awarded, and your stories shared. Please keep your entry under 1200 words as my editor charges by the word. Feel free to write in the present tense to enhance the reality of your situation. For example, were I entering my own contest, it would read as follows. Today was my first day of school. I did not want to move here. My parents made us leave Ohio, our home for nine years, so I could spend my last two years of high school in a town where I don't know anyone. If I wore glasses, no one would know but me that I did not need them. Today, after getting through my homeroom seat assignment, our teacher called roll. We are seated alphabetically. Behind me is seated Toni French, a really nice girl who does not speak French. Behind her is Jim Fry, a nice guy. When our teacher, Mrs. Dieter, calls roll, she says, really loud, “Freeman, French, Fry.” I am being laughed at already and do not even know anyone. Today, at lunch, I did not know where to sit, so I sat at a big table with big people. The biggest person said I could not sit there because I was not a jock. Was this a joke? A jock joke? I have never worn a jock on the

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traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author unknown

Today, after school, Mom picked me up. Our new home is two miles from my new school. I would not let her kiss me on the cheek until we were two blocks away from the school. Of course, no one would have known me anyway, but, I did not want anyone to think Mom and I were dating.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton

Being a new boy in school really sucks. I can't wait to get out of here so I can go to a college somewhere in Ohio. If I am really lucky, maybe I can get kicked out the last week of my first year for drinking beer in the dorm. Send your entries, in your primary language, to ontrack@whidbey.com. All entries will be read even if not understood. A portion of our panel of judges will be standing by as we do not have enough seats for all the judges. Joke On Now that the campaign season is over, the following recycled political chortles are even funnier. Thanks to Zuglius Portazeebee of Ash Flat, Arkansas for sharing these postholiday right-wing, left overs. Verification of authenticity has not been attempted. It would take too long with my flip phone. If God wanted us to vote, He would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow~ Why pay money to have your family tree

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952 A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~ Tex Guinan Greenbank Guffaws Thanks to Greenbank Wayne for his timely submission of the following humor. I just read his e-mail, dated 12/21/15. My how time flies. Just the other day, I went to the doctor. And after the usual weigh-in and blood pressure test, the nurse left me in the exam room for a long time. Finally the nurse opened the door to tell me, "Sorry for the delay. The doctor will be with you in a few minutes. Right now, he's trying to figure what disease goes with your insurance." A woman walked up to a little old man rocking contentedly in a chair on his porch, "I couldn't help noticing how happy you look," she said, "What's your secret for having lived your long life?" "Well," he began, "I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day, I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise." "Wow!" the woman said, "Just how old are you?" The man thought for quite a while, then finally brightened and said, "Twenty-six." To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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Letters to the Editor Editor, Today I had the honor and privilege to read out loud, Resolution C-137-16, (Impaired Driving Prevention Month in Island County), at the regular meeting of the Island County Board of Commissioners. Every year, the Island County Commissioners make this proclamation in order to remind everyone that driving impaired has serious consequences for the driver, passengers, and everyone else on our roadways. For more than 16 years the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC), has presented impact panels in Oak Harbor, Freeland, and NAS Whidbey. In addition to these panels, we present in the middle schools because our mission is: “To deter driving under the influence and underage drinking, through education and awareness.” Our panels present factual information to driver’s education students, their parents, military personnel, offenders, and the general public. Our speakers tell the audience how impaired driving has affected them, their families, and their community. After presenting more than 500 civilian panels and 60 military panels, IDIPIC knows that our volunteer speakers touch everyone’s heart when those present hear their pain and loss. How can you help prevent impaired driving? Have a conversation with your family and friends about the consequences of driving impaired. This will remind you to be responsible for yourself and others. For additional information about IDIPIC, please visit our website (http://idipic.org/ and the link to our Facebook site). On behalf of all of our volunteers, speakers, supporters, and “Partners in Prevention” (donors), I wish you a safe, joyous, and satisfying holiday season. Mike Diamanti IDIPIC Director

Editor; I’m just asking you to please tell those whom support OLF Coupeville to speak up. We can be heard in a respectful, cumulative manner that drowns out the COER and for that I want to profusely thank our troops and First Responders for defending our Constitutional Rights. How? A brief comment entered to the US Navy at whidbeyeis.com/Comment.aspx supporting Scenario A - maximizing OLF use could go a long way and be part of the official record. The Navy is required by law to respond to each comment as an appendix to the Final EIS and keeps tallies of the patriots versus opponents of OLF Coupeville. Even a brief comment saying, “I support the Navy, please use Scenario A to use OLF Coupeville as intended” is very helpful if you support OLF Coupeville as I do, having attended many Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). For those that got the moxie to be face forward and attend a Navy EIS meeting, your best bet is December 6, 2016 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street, from 4 til 7PM. WhidbeyEIS.com has other meetings and locations listed under “Public Involvement” if dropping in during that time is

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 141 Langley is asking their neighbors to please donate a new, unbreakable gifts for either sex and any age to their club by December 2. These will be used by hospital bound veterans to give as Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Also, we are having their Sweats for Vets until December 15. Please donate, for either sex, adult sweat pants or tops. They will be given to our local VRC and hospitals for veterans comfort. Please call The American Legion at (360) 321-5696 or Libby at (425) 308-1894 for more information. [Submitted by Libby McCauley]

Inuit Art Print Auction for Freeland Library During the month of November the Freeland Library displayed 10 fine art prints by the indigenous Inuit of Cape Dorset Canada. Nine of these prints are for sale and proceeds go to the Friends of the Freeland Library to fund extra library activities and facility improvements. The assessed value of the prints range from $450 to $1,500. Prints may be purchased outright or bid upon in a silent auction concluding with a gala wine and cheese party from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, December 2 in the Freeland Library. Bidding for the prints begins at 50 percent of the assessed value. The library is located at 5495 Harbor Avenue in Freeland. The prints illustrate the land, ocean and Arctic animals Inuit artists experience in their natural world. Printmaking was introduced to the Nunavut hamlet of Cape Dorset, known as “Kinngait” in the Inuit language, in the mid1950s, with the inaugural prints going on sale in early 1960. Since then several other Inuit communities have followed Cape Dorset’s example, forming an Arctic school of printmakers that imaginatively depict the traditional world of the Eskimo and a vanishing way of life. The signed and numbered prints were collected by former Greenbank residents Bannister and Margaret Farquhar, who have since relocated due to poor health. They directed their estate executor and friend, David Norton, to donate the prints to the Freeland Library. [Submitted by Susan Prescott, Friends of the Freeland Library]

Christmas Season Activities at Coupeville United Methodist Church December will be filled with Christmas activities at Coupeville United Methodist Church. On Saturday, December 3, the United Methodist Women will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar from 9:30am to 2:00pm, including a hot lunch served 11:00am to 1:00pm. On Sunday, December 18, the public is invited to a free Christmas presentation of selections from Handel’s Messiah during the 11:00am service. The music will include the church choir, soloists, harpsichord, and musicians from the Saratoga Orchestra on strings, trumpet and tympani. There will be two services on Christmas Eve, which is Saturday, December 24. At 5:00pm the “Come to the Manger” service focuses on families with children. The traditional Candlelight Service will start at 7:00pm. Sunday morning, December 25, includes two Christmas Day services: a contemporary service at 8:45am, and the traditional service at 11:00am. All activities take place in the historic church at the corner of North Main and 6th Street. For information, see the church website at www.coupevilleumc.com. [Submitted by Robin Hertlein]

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols St. Hubert Catholic Church invites the public to a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 4:00pm on Sunday, December 4. This service is a tradition of the Advent season, anticipating and celebrating the birth of Jesus. Often held on Christmas Eve, it was created and first performed in the late 19th century England. This year the public is invited to enjoy and participate in the service on the Second Sunday of Advent. Come and hear Scripture readings telling of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of the Christ Child. Between the readings there will be carols of the season, hymns and the beautiful voices of the parish choir. Refreshments will be served in Read Hall following the service. The church is located at 804 Third Street in Langley. [Submitted by Cleveland Riley]

Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant Informational Meeting Pageant Wyse will soon be accepting applications for the 2017 Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant on March 9, 2017. An Informational Meeting will be held on December 5 at 6:00pm at the Oak Harbor Library. Any Oak Harbor freshman-senior girl who would like more information about competing for college scholarships totaling over $8000 is encouraged to attend. Meet past Miss Oak Harbor royalty, and have all your questions about the pageant answered. Applications for the 2017 pageant are available at Peoples Bank, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, pageantwyse.org, and by emailing pageantwyse@gmail.com. They will be accepted in person only at Peoples Bank December 12 through January 6. The 2017 pageant is limited to the first 25 applicants. In 2016, the Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant awarded almost $10,000 in scholarships and awards. The 2017 total will likely exceed that. The pageant is presented by Pageant Wyse, Inc., whose mission is to provide scholarships for young women interested in the advancement of their education through the spirit of a competition that embodies the four points of the crown: scholarship, service, success and style. This unique six-week program focuses on personal and professional growth through the development of leadership, communication and marketability. The goal is that participants will gain confidence, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment that will enable them to serve as role models for the youth of their community. More information can be found at www. pageantwyse.org, by emailing pageantwyse@ gmail.com, or by speaking with any of the Pageant Wyse Board of Directors: Jes WalkerWyse, River Powers, Mollie Brodt and Shannon Lonborg.

Everyone Benefits When You Make Charitable Gifts

Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also be rewarding to you, in the form of tax benefits.

To begin with, you’ll want to make sure you are giving to a reputable charity. That means you’ll need to ask some questions. How does a group measure its effectiveness? Is it devoting as much of its contributions as possible to the actual work of the organization, or is it spending too much money on administrative costs? Generally, a worthwhile charity should spend at least 75% of its income on programs. You may be able to find this type of information on a charitable group’s annual report and its website. You can also go to the website of one of the agencies that evaluates charitable groups. On these sites, you can get a lot of information dealing with a charity’s effectiveness, income, spending and other topics.

After you’ve identified a charity, or charities, you can decide how much you want to give and how you want to give it. If the charity has 501(c)(3) status (named after the section of the Internal Revenue Code that governs such groups), your gift can offer you a tax deduction. So, for example, if you are in the 25% tax bracket, and you give $1,000 to a qualified charity, you can subtract the $1,000 from your adjusted gross income, which will result in tax savings of $250. Upon making your gift, make sure you get a receipt that lists the name of the organization and the date and amount of your contribution. (Your maximum deduction will be limited to a percentage of your adjusted gross income.) You can do more than simply write a check, however. If you have stocks that have grown significantly in value, you may want to donate them to a charitable group. You will be allowed a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift on the date of the transfer, even if your original cost was only a fraction of today’s value. Furthermore, you will avoid the capital gains taxes you’d have to pay if you sold the stock, provided you’ve held the stock for at least a year.

If you do contribute appreciated stocks, you will want to be cognizant of the effect of your donation on your portfolio. If you were to give a sizable amount of growth-oriented stocks, would it affect your overall growth potential? Conversely, if you are primarily giving away relatively conservative, income-producing stocks, would it end up moving your portfolio in a riskier direction? When donating stocks, if at all possible try to do so in a way that does not harm your portfolio’s balance.

In any case, whether you give cash or appreciated assets, you’ll need to make your gift by Dec. 31 if you’re going to deduct it on your 2016 taxes. So be as generous as you can afford, think about the effect of your gift on your own financial situation – and be prepared to act soon.

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Jose Gonzales Trio Plays “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

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This fine jazz trio based in Seattle is pleased to perform their holiday concert, Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Groove to the BITS & PIECES

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Coupeville United Methodist Christmas Bazaar

Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 7:30pm Fridays, December 2, 9, 16, 7:30pm Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17, 7:30pm Sundays, December 4, 11, 18, 2:30pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor Whidbey Island’s most talented artists will sing, dance and just perform for your holiday pleasure. It’ll be a great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making. It’s a Christmas Gift for the whole family! To reserve a seat, call (360) 679-2237, drop by theater at 730 Midway Blvd, or purchase tickets on-line at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com

Star Party Friday, December 2, begins at dark Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor

Saturday, December 3, 9:30am-2:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Lunch is served 11:00am until 1:00pm. The price is $7 for a delicious lunch—chicken casserole with cranberry jello salad, a roll and a piece of homemade pie. The church’s sewing group and others have been busy all year making quilts and other beautiful crafts for your Christmas giving. As usual, they offer “gently used” attic treasures, and be sure to shop the bakery section. The money raised all goes to help meet the needs of others on Whidbey Island and communities in the world.

Jingle Trail 5K Run and Walk

Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, 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.

Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-11:45am Camp Casey and Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville

Festival of Trees

Saturday, December 3, 10:00am Langley United Methodist Church

Friday, December 2, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Whidbey Island’s premier fundraising auction & gala to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County. Featuring Actor, Comedian and Professional Celebrity Auctioneer Fred Northup Jr. A formal dinner will be prepared by chef Scott Fraser and entertainment will be provided by Charlie Moore/DJ’s Unlimited. Tickets are $100 and available by calling (360) 279-0644 or visit www.bbbsislandcounty.org

Talent Show/Dessert Auction Fundraiser

For $25 get a long sleeved shirt, and $15 does not include a shirt. Also join the new costume event at 9:30am. For more information, call (360) 678-5434 or visit www.jingletrailrun.com

Holiday Cookie Walk

Walk the aisles of fresh-baked holiday cookies and fill a box with your selections (while supplies last). Come on time for best selection; ingredients are listed for each variety. Your donation of $15 per box to Langley United Methodist Women benefits local charities. Makes a great gift or freeze for holiday parties. Located on the corner of Third & Anthes Streets, for more information email lumc@ whidbey.com or call (360) 221-4233.

Holiday Market at Bayview Hall

Friday, December 2, 6:30pm OH Christian School, 675 E Whidbey Ave.

Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17, 10:00am-2:00pm Bayview Corner, Langley

Join North Whidbey Christian High School and Middle School students for their 7th annual Talent Show/Dessert Auction Fundraise. It will be an evening of festive fun for the whole family! Bid on delicious desserts and enjoy the drama presentation, “An Improvised Christmas Carol.” Admission $7 person/$20 family. For tickets and more information, contact Erika Heins at (425) 876-2246.

Local farm fresh food, breads and pastries, coffee, mead, and beautiful hand made art. Celebrating the community together during the Holidays. Shop local this season. The market will be accepting warm coats, hats and gloves for “Kids First of Island County.” Help keep a child warm this winter. Bayviewfarmersmarket.com

Glad Tidings: A Christmas Concert

Clinton Holiday Bazaar

Friday, December 2, 7:00pm Sunday, December 4, 4:00pm First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor Presented by the Whidbey Community Chorus. Admission is free, donations gladly accepted. The church is located at 1050 SE Ireland St.

Live Music: Badd Dog Blues Friday, December 2, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Solo blues show. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

St. Mary Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 3, 9:00am-2:00pm St. Mary Catholic Church, Coupeville Featuring hand-crafted gifts, treasures and a bake sale. Located at 207 N Main Street.

Teddy Bear and Character Breakfast Saturday, December 3, 9:00am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. A fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County. Tickets are available at Alaska

Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave. Local vendors and artists selling fun items for the holiday season. Bring the whole family for free photos with Santa, hot chocolate, snacks and Christmas music. Presented by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

WIWS Annual Children’s Holiday Fair Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-3:00pm Whidbey Island Waldorf School, Clinton Holiday fun for the whole family! Featuring kids crafts, music, Holiday Cafe, Pocket Wizard, Holiday Store, and more. Located at 6335 Old Pietila Road. For more information, visit www.wiws.org or call (360) 341-5686

Country Christmas at the Fair Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-3:00pm Sunday, December 4, 10:00am-3:00pm Island County Fairgrounds, Langley Island Fair Association presents their annual boutique of handcrafted gifts, collectibles, and art. Lunch available for purchase, Santa, face painting, and a kid’s activity corner.

SWEPTA Holiday Market Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-4:00pm South Whidbey Elementary School, Langley Shop for handmade art & gifts all from Whidbey Island artisans while helping SWEPTA (South Whidbey Elementary PTA) raise money for the school. Vendors have a variety of items for people of all ages. There will also be free children’s activities provided by SWEPTA and other local organizations. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Market on Pioneer Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-7:00pm Sunday, December 4, 10:00am-5:00pm 749 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor You’ll find arts, crafts, food and more. Special appearances from Santa on Saturday from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Sponsored by Oak Harbor Main Street.

Holiday Parade and Shop & Stroll

Presented by the Langley Middle School PTSA. Start time is 10:00am. Come race for fabulous prizes! Kids catch an elf and win a prize or just have fun walking with your family. Costumes encouraged and dogs are welcome. Located at 5475 Maxwelton Road. All profits from the 5K Elf Chase support teacher grants at Langley Middle School.

Global Giving Market Sunday, December 4, 10:30am-12:00pm Langley United Methodist Church Give a gift that helps many! Donate to local and international organizations and receive a Gift Card for your Giftee. Or purchase gifts that will help to provide food, shelter, health care, or school supplies for those in need. Soup and chili luncheon with proceeds going to the HUB. The church is located on the corner of Third and Anthes Streets. For more information, email lumc@whidbey.com or call (360) 221-4233.

Gospel Choir Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 3, 11:00am First & Second Streets, Langley

Sunday, December 4, 2:00pm St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Oak Harbor

Musicians, service and youth groups, pets, families and floats will march up and down First and Second Street. This year, three crisp $100 bills will given away! Keep the cash or donate to your favorite charity. Cash awards will go to: the most festive entry, the entry with the most lights, and the entry with the most elves. Once the parade is over, stay for lunch or dinner and a bit of shopping. Participating stores are open late for a festive evening Shop & Stroll.

Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir returns for a special Christmas Concert. There is no admission charge, cash donations will be accepted for the choir’s ministries and attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Oak Harbor’s Help House food bank. The choir, under the direction of Pastor Pat Wright, was organized in 1973, and today it is made up of people of all ages and colors from throughout the area. For more information, please visit www.ststephensofoakharbor.org or call (360) 279-0715.

Bayview Farm Open House Saturday, December 3, 11:00am-3:00pm Bayview Farm & Garden, Langley Bayview Farm & Garden will celebrate the Holiday Season with their annual Open House. Pick out a Christmas tree, visit with Santa or enjoy a hot drink or other treat at the Flower House Café. Their gift shop is full of fun and locally made crafts -- plus Holiday décor and plants. Located at 2780 Marshview Ave., for more information, call (360) 321-6789 or visit www.bayviewfarmandgarden.com

Peter and the Wolf - A Saratoga Orchestra Free Family Holiday Concert Saturday, December 3, 2:00pm First Reformed Church, Oak Harbor Saturday, December 10, 11:00am Coupeville High School Commons Saturday, December 10, 3:00pm Island Church of Whidbey, Langley Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island presents a family friendly musical event featuring an Instrument Petting Zoo (IPZ) beginning one hour prior to each performance of the timeless classic, “Peter and the Wolf.” For more information, visit www.sowhidbey.com or call (360) 929-3045.

Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 3, 5:00pm Corner of Dock St. & Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor Vote for your favorite toy soldier, visit the Holiday Market, enjoy some tasty drinks and treats, and listen to carolers and musicians. Then don’t miss as Santa makes a visit on a pirate ship at 5:00pm. He will then travel to Harborside Village (830 SE Pioneer Way) for pictures and to listen to Christmas wishes. Tree lighting will commence at 5:30pm. Presented by the Oak Harbor Main Street Association.

Live Music: The Dain Norman Band Saturday, December 3, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville The Dain Norman Band is a three-piece-revivalist-rock n’ roll outfit out of Tacoma, WA. Hailing influences from Creedence Clearwater Revival, JD McPherson, early British Inva-

Navy Band Northwest Free Holiday Concert Sunday, December 4, 3:00pm Oak Harbor High School, #1 Wildcat Way Navy Band Northwest will present a free holiday concert for the local community in the Performing Arts Center. This year’s event is sure to be a heartwarming musical evening for the entire family. Tickets are not required. The Navy Musicians perform in various musical units including the Ceremonial and Parade Bands, Popular Music Group, Brass Band, Brass Quintet, woodwind chamber groups, and a Protocol Jazz Combo. Performing nearly 500 engagements each year and encompassing both military and civilian events, Navy Band Northwest is the premier United States Navy musical organization in the Northwest. Navy Band Northwest is under the leadership of its Director, Lt. Bruce Mansfield, and falls operationally under the command of Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, Commander Navy Region Northwest.

The Thanks Given’er Saturday, December 10, 8:00am Sunday, December 11, 8:00am Ft. Nugent Park, Oak Harbor WSBA, Washington State Championship and Cascade Cross Series brought to you by Whidbey Island Cycling Club. Registration is $35 on day of event, free kids race. Races begin at 9:00am. Preregister for $30 at bikereg.com. Two days of cyclo-cross races, including kids’ course, food (Flyers Restaurant & Brewery.) CascadeCross.com

Eagles Holiday Bazaar Saturday, December 10, 10:00am-4:00pm Eagles Aerie 3418, Freeland Candy & Cookies & Cakes, oh my. Fresh baked goods, warm winter knits, jewelry, glass art, beadwork and more. Free candy cane & raffle ticket at the door for surprise drawings! Located at 16691 Highway 525. For more information, call (360) 321-5636. WHAT'S GOING ON

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A Christmas Concert by Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir Art & Gift Show

Friday, Dec 2; Saturday, Dec. 3; Sunday, Dec. 4 Friday and Saturday - 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday - 10:00am - 5:00pm Coupeville Recreation Hall (corner of Coveland and Alexander Sts.)

Free Admission

Questions? WhidbeyArtists@gmail.com Plan to celebrate the greening of Christmas by attending the Whidbey Allied Artists Art and Gift Show. Local Artists will show and sell a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional art including paintings, photography, stain glass, jewelry, woodwork, fiber and paper art.

Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 3 9:30am-2:00pm

Hand-made items include crafts, wreaths, and baked goods. Hot lunch featuring home-made pie will be served from 11:00am-1:00pm

Coupeville United Methodist Church

www.coupevilleumc.com 608 N Main Street, Coupeville For more information call 360-678-4256

Come celebrate the joy of Christmas with us!

2pm Sunday, December 4 All are welcome No admission charge Cash donations for the choir accepted Please bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Oak Harbor’s Help House Food bank

St. Stephen’s The Episcopal Church Serving North Whidbey 555 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor · 360 279-0715

Cookie Walk

Sat, Dec. 3, 10am Fill a box with assorted homemade treats. Only $15. (while supplies last) Benefits local charities

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Gifts of the Season from LANGLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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Sunday, December 4, 10:30am-Noon in the Fellowship Hall Gifts and donations to local & global nonprofits

Child of Wonder, songs of Joy

Saturday, December 10 at 7pm in the Sanctuary Choir, Instrumentalists & Soloists 3rd & Anthes Streets, Langley • 360-221-4233 • Rev. Mary Boyd, Pastor • lumc@whidbey.com

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Whidbey Islands Premier Fundraising Auction & Gala Featuring Actor, Comedian & Professional Celebrity Auctioneer Fred Northup, Jr. Formal Dinner Prepared by Celebrity Chef Scott Fraser Music & Entertainment provided by Charlie Moore–DJ’s Unlimited Tickets $100 Per Person

TEDDY BEAR BREAKFAST 2 Seatings 9 & 10:30 AM

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Jazzy Holiday Party! Friday, December 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Celebrate with something completely different -- New Orleans food, live Jazz, a little bit dressy, and dancing! Entertainment will feature Valetta Faye singing with the CNATTU Just-N-Tyme Band. Shake off the blues, enjoy some traditional holiday spirit with friends and neighbors, and get lucky with the mini-raffle. Tickets are $40 at the door, or RSVP and buy on line for a discount. For details, visit www. WhidbeyIslandDemocrats.org/HolidayGathering2016 or call (360) 678-6788. Sponsored by the Whidbey Island Democratic Club.

Lions Christmas Tree Sales Open daily until sold out, 10:00am-7:00pm The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be selling Christmas trees at the lot next to the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 32630 SR 20. They have Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Nordman and Grand Fir this year! Prices are the same as last year and range in height from 3ft- 9ft.

VFW Sunday Breakfast Every Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm VFW Post 7392, 3037 Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor Breakfast includes eggs, omelets, French toast, pancakes, hash browns, fruit selection, coffee, tea and so much more. For more information, call (360) 675-4048.

Oak Harbor Winter Market Saturdays, thru December 24, 10:00am-3:00pm Hummingbird Farm Nursery & Gardens, Oak Harbor Celebrating local this holiday season. Featuring handmade crafts, original artwork, fresh baked treats, holiday gifts for all, hot food & beverages, musical entertainment & kids’ korner. Hummingbird Farm is located at 2319 Zylstra Road. For more information, call (360) 941-7470 or email lori@hummingbirdfarmnursery.com

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free

toddlers can socialize and play with the library’s educational toys. This informal, drop-in playtime is for children ages 0-4 years old with their parent or caregiver. Hour of Code 2016 Tuesday, December 6, 3:30pm-5:00pm Freeland Library Create your own computer game apps. Learn the basics of code writing with fun interactive game play! For all ages, no experience required. A limited number of laptops will be available, please preregister to reserve a computer. WIHHA Presents: Self-Healing Tuesday, December 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm Freeland Library

Greening of Coupeville Holiday Crafts Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-11:30am Coupeville Library Drop by and make a craft or two to deck your halls. All materials are provided. For families with children of all ages. Friends of the Freeland Library Used Book Sale Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library  Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Freeland Library. Baby and Toddler Stay and Play Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Under their parent’s supervision, babies and

Author Gail Rognan shares her story of using body, mind, and spirit to heal after a cancer diagnosis and surgery, learning to listen to what her body was telling her as a way back to her Divine self. Visit www.wihha.com for more information. Everyone is welcome. Keep Calm and Color On Wednesday, December 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm Freeland Library Enjoy the many benefits of coloring. Relax and color inside or outside the lines! Colored pencils, markers and coloring pages will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. For adults.

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Religious Services Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols Sunday, December 4, 4:00pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley

The public is invited to a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This service is a tradition of the Advent season, anticipating and celebrating the birth of Jesus. Often held on Christmas Eve, it was created and first performed in the late 19th century England. Come and hear Scripture readings telling of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of the Christ Child. Between the readings there will be carols of the season, hymns and the beautiful voices of our parish choir. Refreshments will be served in Read Hall following the service. The church is located at 804 Third St.

Galleries & Art Shows Whidbey Allied Artists Art & Gift Show Friday, December 2, 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, December 4, 10:00am-5:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Over twenty artists will show and sell a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional art. WAA is a collaborative group of artists from Whidbey Island who maintain a floating gallery of art, hosting several shows annually. Admission is free. For more information, email WhidbeyArtists@gmail.com WHAT'S GOING ON

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Don’t Get Malled This Holiday Season, Shop Locally! We will be open 11-7 on Saturday, December 3rd for the Langley Shop and Stroll Featuring Beautiful Jewelry, Gifts and Christmas Ornaments made by Local Artists Hot Cider and Cookies Langley Whale Center Gift Shop Open Thursdays through Sundays 11 am till 5 pm

115 Anthes Ave, Langley, WA Shop online at our Orca Network Webshop;

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Black Friday every day during December! 50% OFF Glass Candy Canes, Glass Christmas Balls, PLUS much more!! Open 7 days 9-5 179 Second St • Langley • 360-221-1242 www.callahansfirehouse.com callahanglass@gmail.com www.facebook.com/callahan’sfirehouse

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Large Selection of Holiday Gift Baskets Treats to please everyone December Special 25% OFF Dark Chocolate Covered Ginger Save the Date: Open House, December 17th

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We have lots of Gifts, Name Brand Clothes & Holiday Decor to fit your budget this Holiday Season! All proceeds donated to community programs

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Oak Harbor Festival of Trees shines for a good cause By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

The holiday season ushers in an array of sparkling lights, decorations and traditions, one of the most popular events being the annual Festival of Trees and Teddy Bear Breakfast to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County. “It’s our major fundraiser. It’s how our children are matched in the community,” said Festival of Trees event chair Tamra Sipes. The 18th annual Festival of Trees will begin Friday evening with the Gala Dinner and Auction at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. (The dinner is sold out.) Food will be prepared by chef Scott Fraser of Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway, music will be provided by Charlie Moore of DJ’s Unlimited and Seattle auctioneer Fred Northup Jr. will preside over the live auction. Of course, the real stars of the event are the beautifully ornamented trees and wreaths that have been decorated to the nines to raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. “We have such talented artists on Whidbey Island and we have amazing decorators who spend months on the process of planning and coming up with themes that all work together,” Sipes said. “We are just as good as Seattle or anywhere else in terms of quality.” To even be called a Festival of Trees means the decorations must be of the highest caliber. “Festival of Trees is a branded event,” said Sipes. “In order to be a festival, there has to be a certain number of ornaments per square inch of tree. So to be called a festival you need to meet high standards.” There are 14 trees in this year’s festival – there are four tabletop trees, nine 7-foot-tall trees and one 9-foot tree. There are several decorated wreaths as well, which adds to the overall festive ambience. “It’s an amazing event, one we continue to try to improve on every year,” said Sipes. “You get to walk around and look at the lights on the trees and see the talent our island has, it brings a little bit of joy and holiday spirit seeing it all.” The trees can also be enjoyed Saturday morning during the annual Teddy Bear Breakfast. There will be two seatings – one at 9 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for those age 13 and older and $5 for those 12 and under. All those attending are asked to bring a Teddy Bear that will be donated to children in need.

Photos courtesy of Tyler Raymond and Kathryn Lynn Morgen/WICA Much of the cast of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ production of “White Christmas” is gathered for one of the train scenes near the beginning of the show. The musical production opens Friday, Dec. 2 at WICA in Langley.

Have yourself a WICA “White Christmas” By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

You don’t have to dream it, you can enjoy a real “White Christmas” onstage at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Performances of the beloved holiday classic begin Friday and will run weekends through Dec. 17. As you may have guessed, WICA’s “White Christmas” is based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen and featuring the music of Irving Berlin. “It is inspired by the film, but it does have changes that make it more conducive to the stage,” said director Michael Morgen. “There are also some new songs. Everything is by Irving Berlin, but it also features some of his other popular songs like “I Love a Piano,” “Blue Skies” and more are in the stage musical. It’s the same classic story but with a few twists here and there.” The storyline is the same – veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, a successful song-and-dance team in post World War II, follow two beautiful singing sisters to their Christmas show at a lodge in Vermont, which happens to be owned by the pair’s former Army commander, General Waverly. But Waverly’s inn is in danger of failing because there is no snow that season and the forecast is grim. No snow means there are no guests, so Bob and Phil work out a plan to help save Waverly’s business. With misunderstandings along the way it seems unlikely the men will win the hearts of the two sisters or save the inn. But it’s not called the season of miracles for nothing, and that is part of the appeal of this holiday classic. “There are a few main reasons to do theater,” said Morgen, who has been doing theater in one form or another since he was in second grade on South Whidbey. “Sometimes it’s to ask those hard-hitting questions and do some soul-searching. Sometimes it’s to have a wonderful time and to sing along and feel warm. This is that kind of show.” “I’m thrilled to be a part of this heart-warming show that brings generations together, invokes nostalgia and of course delivers all the song and dance you could hope for in a musical,” said cast member Kendra Lyons in a press release.

The community is then invited to come and see the trees Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend the public viewing and folks are welcome to sip hot cocoa or tea and munch on a cookie or two while they stroll through the festival. There will be some ornaments from past events that will be on sale by donation.

For his part, Morgen brings a life-long love of those famous MGM musicals with him as he tackles this well-known story. He said there is definitely a difference in directing a straight production and a musical.

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“It’s a different way of distributing the actors’ energy and finding a way to tell the story so it feels like one thing,” Morgen continued. “You want it all to be different parts of the same piece.”

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“It’s a question of slicing up the pie, so to speak,” he said. “In a straight production, most of the actors’ time and energy is going into the words and creating those subtle character aspects. In a musical, you have to find a way to incorporate an emotional arc and meaning through something that includes singing and dancing and regular dialogue.

Photos courtesy of Tyler Raymond and Kathryn Lynn Morgen/WICA Kendra Lyons and George Henny play Judy Haynes and Phil Davis in the stage musical version of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” The play starts Friday at WICA in Langley and runs through Dec. 17.

Morgen said one of the challenges and one of the rewards of community theater is working with people of all different levels and watching them all work together to find that “sweet spot” on stage. “The best part of this experience is the joy of it, really,” he said. “Just from hearing the actors and performers do the music, seeing people reach levels they didn’t think they could and watching the cast come together. That’s the best.” And, if you’re searching for the perfect something this holiday season, “White Christmas” could be the solution to what can be a busy, stressful time of year. Morgen said it’s one of those musicals that will allow the audience to have a good time and leave smiling and encouraged.

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Enjoy the holiday season at the Whidbey Playhouse By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Oak Harbor’s Whidbey Playhouse has wrapped up the perfect holiday gift and tied it with a bow. It’s latest production, “Christmas at the Playhouse,” opens Thursday and runs through Dec. 18. This latest production is a true Christmas variety show, with lots of traditional Christmas music, skits, magic, elves and more. “It’s not just people standing on stage singing,” said director Stan Thomas. “We’re trying to create scenarios, little moments that move it along and prompts Christmas memories.” The stage has been set with festive holiday décor – a beautiful tree, wreaths, garland, a fireplace complete with stockings. Performances range from solos to duets to a full-on chorus, and a few bits aimed at bringing smiles, such as a North Pole version of the classic “Who’s on First?” “There’s nothing like seeing things through the eyes of a child,” said Thomas. “That kind of happens with this show. The songs are meant to evoke those memories.” The show features a large cast, according to Thomas. What with it being the holiday season, the show will literally be a little bit different at each performance, based on cast members’ schedules. The cast itself is varied – there are people who have done many productions and are familiar faces with lots of stage experience and there are several members of the Would Be Players, the Playhouse’s youth theater group. With such a large cast, it can sometimes be challenging. “The biggest challenge is making sure everyone is here and everyone is on the same page,” Thomas said. “This production is a lot more relaxed,” said cast member Eric George, who said this will be his fourth production in a row with the Playhouse. “It’s really all on your own time,” he said. “It’s not stressful as long as you know your songs, and you can pretty much do what you want, whatever feels right to you.” Scripted or not, any production requires attention to detail. At a

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly A lively chorus will sing several familiar holiday songs and lead the audience in a sing-along during “Christmas at the Playhouse,” starting Thursday at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.

recent rehearsal, Thomas offered suggestions and guidance to the performers and worked on finishing touches for lighting and sound. The show will be a good mix of traditional carols, both secular and religious. “You’ll hear a lot of old standards, some bluesy numbers, and the audience will have the chance to join in a sing-along,” he said. “It’s kind of uplifting,” said George. “We want to start everybody’s

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Director Stan Thomas works on staging with Eric George, Chloe Nix and Madison Weaver for the upcoming “Christmas at the Playhouse” production, which starts Thursday, Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 18.

Christmas season off with good cheer and make them feel happy. And maybe we can bring a little taste of home to people, especially those who are here without family.” Tickets are on sale at the Whidbey Playhouse. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons through Dec. 18. Information is available online at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Doug Langrock does his impression of Elvis while singing a duet of “Blue Christmas” with his daughter, Ella, during the production of “Christmas at the Playhouse,” starting Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.

TREES continued from page 9 and the Teddy Bear Breakfast go to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County, an organization that aims to help mentor at-risk children. “I think a lot of people don’t know that we do not charge any money for our Littles (the children) or for the Bigs (the adult mentors),” said Julie Langrock, executive director of BBBS of Island County. “There are costs as far as background checks and staff time. And we pay match coordinators to give one-on-one support for each match, so they’re getting professionallysupported mentorship.” Langrock said background checks cost $42 each, plus the organization pays to put on a match activity once a month during the school year and twice a month during the summer. Last year there were 150 children in the program, with a matching number of adults. This year there are 43 kids on a waiting list, just waiting for an adult to volunteer their time. “We have two different programs, a communitybased program and a school-based program,” Langrock said. “For the school based program, bigs and littles meet at the school at the same time each week. They may meet for lunch or help with homework. “Mentors in the community-based program are asked to get together with their littles two or three times a month,” she continued. “They have the flexibility to run errands together, go to a movie, go to the playground.”

As part of a national organization, Langrock said it gives the Island County chapter the opportunity to track its results. The organization is able to track progress throughout a match. Figures show the program works. Nationally, statistics show that 92 percent of Littles say they have better peer relationships after being in the program. “We get a lot of feedback from former Littles who stay in touch with us as well as with their mentors,” said Langrock. “They tell us how important it was to have someone there just for them, someone to show them there are options, that what they’re seeing in life today doesn’t mean that’s what will be there tomorrow.” In addition to funding to help keep the program running, Langrock said they really need mentors to step up to the plate and make a difference in a child’s life. “There is a place for you to volunteer in our agency,” she said. “I think the world is getting busier, but we’re trying to be really flexible, to make it work. Pretty much everybody has an hour a week.” To purchase tickets for the Teddy Bear Breakfast or for information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County, please visit www.bbbsislandcounty.org or call them at 360-279-0644.

Photo courtesy of BBBS of Island County From whimsical to elegant, folksy to fancy, the 18th annual Festival Trees is sure to spark a bit of holiday spirit even among Grinches. Public viewing for the Festival of Trees will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

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Photos courtesy of Tyler Raymond and Kathryn Lynn Morgen/WICA Betsy Harvey, left, and Kendra Lyons play singing sisters Betty and Judy Haynes, respectively, in the upcoming WICA production of the Irving Berlin classic “White Christmas.”

“There are plenty of reasons to be doing other things and stressing, but we owe it to ourselves to take the time to find two hours of joy and optimism and positivity and come together with our community to have a great time,” he said. “Shed your cares for a little while, have a wonderful time and appreciate the wonderful work people put into the theater on this island.” Performances of WICA’s production of “White Christmas” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays from Dec. 2 to Dec. 17. There will be an opening night art gallery reception at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2 and the piano bar opens one hour before each performance. Photos courtesy of Tyler Raymond and Kathryn Lynn Morgen/WICA Ada Faith Feyma plays the role of Susan Waverly, the general’s granddaughter, in the WICA production of “White Christmas,” running from Dec. 2 to 17 at the WICA theater in Langley.

Tickets are available online at www.wicaonline.org until noon the day of the show or by calling the box office at 360-221-868. You can also get tickets at the box office at 565 Camano Ave. in Langley from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or two hours before any show. Information is available online as well at www.wicaonline.org.

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A SECOND HELPING OF THANKS

Every year about this time, after our thanks have been given and our gratitude shown, we are often left with a mountain of dishes to wash, and likewise a fair amount of leftovers, some of which might otherwise go to waste if it weren’t for recipes to reuse them. There are two ways leftovers can be used, re-purpose them for your own family or give away to friends or those in need.

For this article, I will be talking about ways in which we can reuse them. There’s always the usual, turkey sandwiches topped with cheese and cranberry sauce, or maybe even baked into some crescent roll dough. But this is pretty traditional now; it’s become part of the whole event. We know, after Thanksgiving, leftovers will be used in x, y and z. Well let’s spice things up a bit this after-Thanksgiving and use the leftovers a little differently.

How about turkey tortilla soup? Yes, please! A thickened chicken broth base, with tomatoes, jalapenos, corn, onion, spices, strips of tortilla to which we can add the leftover turkey and a small amount of cotija cheese. This will get your senses singing and breathe some fresh air into the yet to be eaten turkey from Thanksgiving.

Perhaps you don’t want something so filling.

Maybe you want something you can just grab and go. What about stuffing muffins? All those containers filled with stuffing, which would otherwise go in the trash before you ever get to them, could make up the basis of a breakfast or snack muffin of epic taste proportions. Mix your stuffing with eggs, turkey (or ham), a vegetable of your choosing (spinach works really well, and so do cooked peas and carrots), a little milk and bake together in a muffin pan to make some of the tastiest leftover concoctions ever. How about a turkey pot pie? Bits of leftover turkey set amongst carrots, peas, creamy pepper gravy all encased inside a thick buttery crust, sees to it you have one delicious and filling meal for one of these chilly evenings. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, we can most definitely ease up on the buttery crusts, and heavy cream sauces. Let’s opt for something a little easier on the belly. I know some of you might even have a couple of sweet potatoes laying around that were either not eaten or not yet used. Let’s turn one of those into a leftover stuffed baked goodie. You could put any of your leftovers in it or sauté some fresh vegetables, top it with gravy and there you have it! A meal in and of itself.

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In the same line as using vegetables, why not make a salad? A three bean turkey salad, with a vinaigrette to kick it up a notch. It would be a great meal to take to work and you use up leftovers and those cans of beans hanging out in the pantry that you weren’t sure what you were going to do with. They have a place now. In this salad. And while I do love any and every salad imaginable, I also very much love a wrap. It’s like a salad, only using a blanket of some sort. The ways I could suggest to you to make a wrap are multitudinous, and really it’s all up to the predilections of the eater. I happen to like a turkey, romaine lettuce, onion, tomato, cucumber and ranch dressing wrap (though I often omit the dressing and it’s equally delicious). You could turn it into a spicy one and use buffalo sauce, or a barbecue wrap and use – well – barbecue sauce and add a little corn and some black beans. Speaking of beans, we could always just whip up a few burritos. Any leftover mashed potatoes could take the place of the traditional pinto beans, and all the other leftovers can be stacked atop the mashed potato base, topped with a little cheese, rolled up inside a tortilla, warmed and enjoyed. But what about the very next day. The day after our thanks were given. We could most certainly just reheat what we had from the previous day, and take pleasure in eating it the exact same way again. Or, if your creative side calls to you, what about a sweet potato hash for breakfast? That leftover sweet tater can be grated and fried in a pan with some salt and pepper topped with an over easy egg and served up just like that. Simple, tasty and resourceful. But if you really just want to stick to a good old fashioned turkey sandwich here are a few ways in which you could dress it up without the dressing. To your bread (I opt for wheat, but the decision is yours) you could add some cream cheese, turkey and a slice or two of bacon and you have yourself a quick and easy lunch. I suppose one could even try a slice of cheese (jalapeno ched-

dar or provolone) and top with turkey and pickled vegetables. But if you just want to eat something light, leave off the cheese and add apple slices, spinach and a little cranberry sauce to the turkey and you have yourself the lighter side of this ‘secondround’ fare. Whatever it is you feel your leftovers will be best put to, I encourage you to do it. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and you thoroughly enjoyed not only the food and fun but the very essence of the event and the gratitude with which we can be filled on this day of thanks. I am including a recipe for the leftover turkey burrito. Get creative, make it yours! Please send in any questions, comments, information and of course recipes, because like always I’d love to hear from you, so Lets Dish! Turkey Burritos 1 clove of garlic chopped ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ cup leftover turkey, chopped 3 tablespoons green beans or any vegetables 1 heaping spoonful of mashed potato (or sweet potato) 1 large flour tortilla Cranberry sauce Mozzarella, shredded (optional) Sauté garlic in a pan with a little butter over medium heat. Add the spices and stir around until they become aromatic, (approximately a minute). Stir in the turkey and vegetables, and cook, stirring until everything is coated well with the spices and remove from the heat. Heat up the mashed potatoes and spread over the flour tortilla. Top this with the turkey and vegetable mixture, drizzle with cranberry sauce add some shredded mozzarella, roll up the edges and roll the entire tortilla to close. Serve and enjoy! To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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that what you intend to say is what others hear. The 6th and 7th are your least conflictprone days.

CHICKEN LITTLE & THE ASTROLOGER By Wesley Hallock

ARIES (March 21-April 19) A greater than normal intensity colors your life this week, making your successes sweeter and your disappointments deeper. Marriage and partnerships may take on a competitive edge. Be careful not to let differences of opinion polarize your relationships into win-lose scenarios. Maintaining a sense of detachment on the 3rd and 4th helps you to find the common ground on which everyone wins. Brief setbacks are not the end of the world.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20) There is extra potency behind your natural powers of charm and persuasion this week. Your ability to deliver even bad news with delicacy wins over the opposition and works for you as your greatest asset. Used wisely, your charm can salvage the good from what might otherwise be a frustrating disappointment on the 2nd. Don’t let your good nature put you at a disadvantage on the 3rd, when others may confuse it with weakness. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Your challenge this week comes from the emotional neediness of someone close. How will you handle it if your spouse or business partner makes demands you deem unreasonable? Early week the danger is that you’ll be slow to respond to their hurts, and what you do say will come out wrong. Better is to set proper boundaries early and not let situations slide. Communications become clearer and less emotional on and after the 4th.  CANCER (June 22-July 22) Life early-week is likely to be too fast-paced to satisfy. Your stress in that case is easily felt by those around you, making unintended slights on your part a danger. It’s hard to be mindful of others when your own needs feel unmet, so strive to avoid burnout by making time for yourself. On and after the 2nd you are more likely to have the personal time you need. Be wary of speaking out of turn on the 5th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Little discontents easily magnify themselves in your mind this week. Like a pebble in your shoe that feels larger with time, obstacles seem to grow out of proportion, filling you with the urgent need to prove yourself by overcoming them. Realize that only in your own mind are you are being tested. The good news is that in this frame of mind you can accomplish a great deal that is positive, especially on the 3rd.  VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your heart is quite likely to overrule your head in money matters early week. Justifying your actions, even to yourself, may be difficult, and doubly so to others who have a financial stake in your behavior. Becoming defensive only worsens matters. Better is to own up to your part in the difficulty and don’t assume

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your happiness rests in your own hands this week. How well you hold onto it depends on your ability to weather the pressure coming from certain unfortunates with attitudes less cheerful than your own. Strive not to take their grumblings personally on the 2nd. If you succumb to them, unrealistic timetables for goals held in common with those people are the likely result, especially on the 3rd and 4th. Good things take time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Working with what you have on hand is your easiest route to happiness this week. Time spent looking into endless possibilities when you should be taking action is likely to become time wasted. Patience with another’s inability to move as quickly as you’d like may be necessary on the 3rd and 4th. Action speaks louder than words again on the 5th. Take care that it’s constructive action and not a hasty move made in anger.   SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) It’s a week of trial and error, in which everything that you try will most likely demand extra effort. Tasks may have to be done more than once when the the first attempt doesn’t produce the expected results. Your dissatisfactions center most often on your own high expectations. The knowledge gained from your failures will often prove more valuable than immediate success. Watch the 3rd for such hidden benefits. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Unsuspected details from many of your prior endeavors are likely to appear this week. These can reveal surprising sources of support that you never would have guessed. They can also show how you have been working against yourself in ways you didn’t realize. The benefit in both cases is that the knowledge allows you to proceed forward from a position of strength. The 2nd and 3rd should prove especially instructive. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Pressure to perform is likely to weigh heavily on you this week. It’s also possible that you feel the recognition you receive for a past service or action is undeserved. In either case, any self-doubts that you may feel are likely more imaginary than real. Acknowledge them for what they are, unlikely possibilities. Then proceed in the certainty that when and if your fears materialize, you’ll deal with them. Practice this especially on the 2nd and 3rd. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Obstacles to your goals are matched by your desire to overcome them this week. Nothing that you do is likely to meet with your full satisfaction and approval. Many of your projects will thus be do-overs. The gain of knowledge and experience from this process means that your eventual successes may well be greater than the original vision. The 3rd and 4th are likely to be most instructive in this regard. © 2016, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

ACROSS 1. Biblical shepherd 5. “Forget it!” 9. Pitcher, of a sort 14. 100 kurus

57. Household apparatus lessening hardness of water 62. Extra 64. “Cast Away” setting 65. Andes capital

15. Egg 16. Brunch serving 17. Overabundance 18. Hop, skip or jump 19. Carried on 20. First and last letters of Greek alphabet (3 wds.) 23. Banana oil, e.g. 24. A pint, maybe 25. “Acid” 28. Robotic (2 wds.) 33. Alliance acronym 37. “Help!” 38. Dine at home 39. Fox relative 41. Old mob actions 43. Color of honey 44. Drone, e.g. 45. “___ quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto)

66. “M*A*S*H” setting 67. Mint

29. ___ Wednesday 30. Bill and ___ 31. Dusk, to Donne 32. Shoestring 33. Civil rights org. 34. Knight’s “suit” 35. Plates, china, etc.

68. Above 69. “Don’t get any funny ___!”

36. Kind of column (2 wds)

70. Andy’s radio partner

40. Parenthesis, essentially

71. Cravings

41. “Fantasy Island” prop

DOWN 1. Pond buildup 2. Dreadful mail items 3. Blow 4. Carpenter’s machine

42. Appetite 44. Flower of a plant 47. Absorbed, as a cost

5. ___ Scotia

48. Hard protective case or sheath

6. Microwave, e.g.

49. Gangster’s gun

7. Veil of Indian women

53. Filibuster

8. Undissolved materials carried by blood

54. Bind

9. “God’s Little ___”

55. Sprite flavor 56. Snares

10. Downer 11. Stones of great size 12. “Tarzan” extra

46. Practice of telemarketers

13. “20,000 Leagues” harpooner ___ Land

50. Grand ___ (“Evangeline” setting)

21. Branch

51. “___ bad!”

26. Irving Berlin’s “Blue ___”

52. Mature

27. Crowded

58. Length x width, for a rectangle 59. After-dinner selection 60. Assortment 61. Sloughs 62. Schuss, e.g.

22. Checkers, e.g.

63. Detachable container

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YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS OURS WEATHER FORECAST 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.

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! THURSDAY, November 10 10:11am, NE Midway Blvd. Reporting party advising homeless subject is using dumpster enclosure as a bathroom. 10:25pm, NW Crosby Ave. Caller advising female subject is sending pictures of her trashing his apartment. 3:26pm, SW Fairhaven Dr. Advising vehicle drove through the crosswalk while people were crossing. 3:35pm, SW Erie St. Reporting party advising two juvenile males stole shampoo. 7:37pm, N. Oak Harbor St. Reporting party advising male subject is lying in the road. FRIDAY, November 11 9:05am, NE Easy St. Reporting party advising female subject is waving her arms and possibly throwing things. 11:40am, SW Erie St. Reporting party advising homeless subject jumped in front of vehicle. SATURDAY, November 12 8:34am, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting party requesting a call to find out if he could drive after getting a DUI. 1:13pm, SE Dock St. Reporting party advising a suitcase and bag have been left outside location. 1:33pm, SW Rosario Pl. Reporting party requesting a call regarding a light bar that was stolen off his vehicle. 2:37pm, SW 6th Ave. Reporting party advising her two year old daughter is being bullied. 10:25pm, NW Fairhaven Dr. Reporting party advising unknown subject rang their doorbell twice. SUNDAY, November 13 1:59pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising male subject ate food and left without paying. 10:01pm, SE Dock St. Reporting party advising has an ongoing problem with a subject who drives up and down the street. TUESDAY, November 15 8:51am, SW 8th Ave. Reporting party advising loose dogs charged his dogs. 10:20am, NE Midway Blvd. Reporting party requesting extra patrol checks due to homeless subjects loitering.

10:55am, N. Oak Harbor St. Reporting party advising female subject walking through traffic. 12:50pm, NE 4th Ave. Reporting party advising their postman did not lock the neighborhood mailbox. 12:57pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising vehicle with a lost wheel blocking traffic. 4:34pm, SW 6th Ave. Reporting party advising their dog is missing. 8:03pm, NE Izett St. Reporting party advising her neighbor has taken a picture of her license plate. WEDNESDAY, November 16 7:27am, NW Kitsap Terrace Reporting party advising a group of 8-year olds were smoking cigarettes. 10:21am, SW Swantown Ave. Reporting party advising having a problem with a cat coming into his carport. 10:39am, NE 7th Ave. Reporting party advising account has been hacked and money taken. 2:32pm, SW Barlow St. Reporting party advising male subject urinated and exposed himself. 4:08pm, S Beeksma Dr. Reporting party advising male subject is screaming and tearing up a tree. 4:42pm, SW 3rd Ave. Reporting party advising 4 juvenile subjects setting paper on fire. 5:38pm, SW Regency Dr. Reporting party advising her exboyfriend is non-stop texting her. 6:32pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising a transient male subject is yelling obscenities. 7:01pm, NE Midway Blvd. Reporting party advising subjects parked in the parking lot. 9:10pm, E. Whidbey Ave. Reporting party advising male subject sleeping in the ivy outside. THURSDAY, November 17 4:14am, NW Fairhaven Dr. Reporting party advising 2 teenage subjects are riding bikes up and down the street at location. 7:47am, NE Easy St. Reporting party advising a dog chased her and her dog. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

Holiday Reception: Friday, December 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm Show continues through January 2, 2017 Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Included in the gallery’s beautiful displays are fabulous jewelry by three talented Whidbey jewelers, stunning sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and steel, original paintings in a variety of styles and mediums, and some extraordinary fine art glass including handblown, sculpted and fused glass. You’ll also find elegant woodwork, charming encaustics, ceramics and fiber art, fresh witty assemblages and a wonderfully wide array of beautiful art objects sure to delight.

“Treasures of the Island” Reception: Friday, December 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm Raven Rocks Gallery, Greenbank Raven Rocks Gallery is celebrating the last month of this year with a tribute to the true treasures of our gallery, our artists. Walls and displays will be filled with color & light, featuring creations from the hearts, minds and spirits of a remarkable group of Pacific Northwest artists and artisans. Painting, clothing, glass, tapestry, ceramics, wood, felt, hand spun fibers and jewelry will be everywhere.

Featured Artists: Christine Crowell & Kathy Lull Artists’ Reception: Friday, December 2, 5:00pm-7:30pm Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Artworks Gallery announces two new members in time for the holidays, artists Christine Crowell and Kathy Lull. There will be a First Friday reception at the gallery with light snacks and beverages and live entertainment by guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.

On and Off the Wall UUCWI Art Gallery, 20103 SR 525, Freeland To celebrate 7-years of rotating exhibits featuring the works of an impressive array of local artists (on the wall, then off the wall!), the UUCWI Visual Arts Committee invites you to visit the current display of artwork from their own Committee members, present and past. From paintings to photography, pottery to sculpture, come enjoy the diversity in what we create! Participating artists include Nola Allen, Mary Goolsby, Christi Shaffer, Joan Gerteis, Dallas Huth, Sandy Welch, Diane Tompkinson, Judi Nyerges, and Marcia Wesley. UUCWI is located approximately 2 miles north of Freeland – on the west side of the highway. The gallery is located in the building’s entrance foyer. There are no regular gallery hours but artwork can be viewed by those attending events and meetings in the building. Phone (360) 321-8656.

Meetings & Organizations Friends of South Whidbey State Park (FOSWSP) Annual Meeting Thursday, December 8, 7:00pm-8:00pm Freeland Library FOSWSP will highlight achievements from the past year and talk about suggestions for the coming year. They will also elect interim board members for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season. For more information, email foswsp@ gmail.com

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island Annual Holiday Potluck & Meeting Monday, December 12, 12:45pm Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, Freeland We offer fellowship and support to anyone interested in genealogy. New members and guests are always welcome. Program: Annual Holiday Potluck and Personal Research Review. Come prepared to present a few words on an interesting aspect of your current research, an interesting book you’ve found or anything else notable you’ve discovered. Family artifacts are also appropriate. Please bring a salad, entree or dessert sufficient to serve eight people. There is no education class in December. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops Dan’s Classic Ballroom See website for schedules/fees www. dansclassicballroom.com (360)720-2727. Group & Private Lessons, Adults, Teens, Children, Wedding Dances, Special Events/ Parties. 4 Free Lessons for Unaccompanied Men. Located just north of Oak Harbor (Dugualla Bay). Classes on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Offering classes in: Smooth Dances: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango Latin & Rhythm: EC Swing, WC Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, Samba Club Dances: Salsa, Night Club 2-step, Hustle, Bachata

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentations Thursday, December 1, 9:00am Friday, December 2, 9:00am Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Some Island County 2016 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription plans will change or even disappear in 2017. Medicare Open Enrollment for 2017 ends December 7. Learn which plans will be available next year. Each plan has different premiums, benefits, deductibles, co-pays and preferred pharmacies. Join the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) for a free unbiased workshop to help determine the best plan for you at the lowest cost. If you want help finding a Part D plan, please bring a complete list of your medications. No preregistration required. Questions? Call (360) 279-5480

Clinton Walking & Biking Improvements Thursday, December 1, Workshop 1:00pm-4:00pm, Open House 5:30pm-7:30pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave The Clinton Walking & Biking Improvements Project seeks to identify, prioritize, and develop a design for non-motorized improvements in the vicinity of SR 525 between the Clinton Ferry Terminal and the park and ride lot adjacent to SR 525 at Deer Lake Road. Workshop will provide participants with a in depth learning opportunity about development, research, and other design considerations. Open House gives participants opportunity to talk with county staff and design team about project. For additional information and special needs accommodation, contact: Brian Wood, Transportation Planner at b.wood@co.island.wa.us or (360) 678-7959. Project Website: http:// tinyurl.com/clintonbikewalk Can’t make it? Provide feedback on our project map at: http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/ walk-bike-ferry.html

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, December 1, 6:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. Fo more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, December 3, 12:45pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. Fo more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

The Global Refugee Crisis: A Panel Discussion Saturday, December 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave. Panelists include refugees recently arrived to the Seattle area, as well as local activists involved in assisting newly-arrived refugees. Presentation will be followed by Q&A on ways the Whidbey community can help.

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Film Shorts By Carey Ross Allied: The based-on-actual-events story of romance and resistance in 1924 North Africa and London between an intelligence officer and a French freedom fighter who were probably not nearly as breathtakingly beautiful as Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.  (R • 2 hrs. 1 min.) Almost Christmas: You might be thinking it’s too early for Christmas movies–but you’d be wrong. It is never too early. This one is your standard story of holidayrelated familial dysfunction, this time starring Mo’Nique, Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, and more.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs.) Arrival: Denis Villeneuve, director of the upcoming "Blade Runner" movie, helms this near-future, sci-fi, alien-invasion story featuring what is sure to be an Oscar-nominated performance by Amy Adams for her turn as a linguist attempting to communicate with our alien overlords.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 56 min.) Bad Santa: I want to believe that critics are savaging this sequel to the 2003 film starring Billy Bob Thornton because they don’t get it. But they got it the first time around, so consider yourselves forewarned. But it’s probably worth the price of matinee admission to see Thornton don the Santa suit again.  (R • 1 hr. 32 min.) Bleed for This: The incredible true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza (played by Miles Teller), a boxer who returned to the ring just a year after suffering a paralyzing, near-fatal accident.  (R • 2 hrs. 56 min.) Doctor Strange: Marvel continues to be the undisputed ruler of comic-book adaptations, and this one, which introduces us to their most New Agey hero, Doctor Strange, will further burnish their crown. All I’ve gotta say is when you can entice four recent Oscar nominees (Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams) to star in your superhero movie, you’re doing everything right.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 55 min.) The Edge of Seventeen: Supposedly, this is a coming-of-age movie in the vein of "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club," which basically means it is a John Hughes rip-off–and a really good one, if all the bountiful critical acclaim is to be believed.  (R • 1 hr. 38 min.)

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: J.K. Rowling returns to the big screen with a mostly excellent "Harry Potter" spinoff, a rich dose of fantasy that has arrived at that exact moment when many of us would like to escape from reality for a bit.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 12 min.) Hacksaw Ridge: Much as he did with "The Passion of the Christ," Mel Gibson makes another incredibly violent movie about a pacifist because irony is evidently his main artistic driver. I may question his motives and methods, but there’s no doubt Gibson knows how to tell a story so it stays told.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 10 min.)

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Rules Don’t Apply: Howard Hughes continues to be like catnip to filmmakers, who just can’t seem to leave the long-dead reclusive billionaire alone (oh, the irony). This time, Warren Beatty plays Hughes, while (dreamy, dreamy) Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins play star-crossed lovers involved in a forbidden romance while under his employ.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 7 min.) Trolls: When I was a child, I bore such a strong resemblance to a treasure troll that certain members of my family still refer to me as the “troll child.” This movie stars my people. Finally, we are getting the fame and fortune we deserve.  (PG • 1 hr. 40 min.) For Anacortes theater showings, please see www.fandango.com. For Blue Fox and Oak Harbor Cinemas showings see ads on this page.

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Life Tributes JoAnn Rae Sample JoAnn Rae Sample resident of Oak Harbor and Friday Harbor passed away from metastatic breast cancer Monday, November 14, 2016 in Oak Harbor. She was 73 years of age. JoAnn was born in Portland, OR September 26, 1943 to Willard and Dorothy Cox. She attended schools in Portland, graduated from Grant High School, and attended Portland State University. Following graduation, she worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance, US Steel, and Edwards Wire Rope. Her life changed when she went to work for Gunderson Brothers, and met Wilbur (Bill) Sample. He swept her off her feet, and in September 1977 they were married. In 1978 they decided to retire and moved to Oak Harbor, WA. Their retirement lasted 1 year when they purchased the Roller Barn skating rink. For the next 10 years, they enjoyed working with the children of Oak Harbor and shared fond memories of birthday parties, skate-a-thons, and New Year’s Eve parties. Retiring again in 1989, they enjoyed traveling in their 5th wheel camper all around the US. Bill passed away in 2003. In 2007, JoAnn agreed to a blind date and was fortunate to meet a second soul mate, Edward Smith Jr, who claimed her heart. JoAnn moved to Friday Harbor and the two of them shared a very special bond of true friendship, their love of traveling, and working their businesses side-by-side. Edward passed away in 2013. Joann loved to read, garden, put together jig saw puzzles, coloring books, going to the San Juan theatre, enjoyed chocolate martinis, and spending time with family and friends. She loved animals, enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds on her deck, and was forever on the lookout for whales passing by in front of the house. More recently, she joined a marimba group, enjoyed playing and performing for others. She was also passionate about her 1980 Mercedes Benz SL convertible and loved driving around the island with the top down. The police budget will certainly miss her periodic contributions! JoAnn is survived by her two extended families: Denise Demaray (Bill Tainter), Karen Sample, Wendy Sample, Edward F Smith III (fiancé Wendy Moore), Michael Smith (Cindy), and Erin Roberts (Casey). In addition, JoAnn is survived by her brother, Kenneth Cox; four grandchildren, Nathan Tainter (Suz), Aaron Tainter (Tiffany), Gregory Tainter, and M.G. Bertrand, and five great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents Willard and Dorothy. Special mention is made to those who supported her in her last years of life. In addition to her immediate family, Judy Norton (long-time friend, who also took personal care of JoAnn for the last 2 months), Jayson and Linda Jury, Christine Seifert, Pastor David and Cara Parker, Olivia Meyer (Godchild), her Mitchell Bay neighbors and the book club for all their help and support (Ross and Kara Brown, Carolee and Captain Jim Maya, Diana Johnson, Susie and Don Hendrix, Nancy Miller, Joyce Johnson, Marilyn Kline, Brenda Pound, Susan Eckstrom, Pam Champlin, and MaryLou Sternitzke), Hospice of the Northwest, Home Instead Senior Care (special thanks to all her favorite caretakers), JoAnn’s church family, First United Methodist Church of Oak Harbor, for their thoughts and prayers, and the Puget Sound Walk to Emmaus for

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the 175 cards and letters of encouragement sent to her during this last month. At her request, there will be no funeral. Remembrances may be made to a favorite charity of your choice. JoAnn is donating a portion of her estate to the following three charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska & Washington, Doctors Without Borders USA, and Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Friday Harbor. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. To share memories or condolences, please visit JoAnn’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneralhome.com.

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fresh sounds of this classic played in its entirety as pianist and singer Jose “Juicy” Gonzales guides you through the story of the making of the television special and how Guaraldi’s music gave exactly the right feeling, even though producers wanted to cut it! The trio includes bassist extraordinaire Michael Marcus, plucking and bowing his way through the music, and the little drummer boy Matt Jorgensen, whose rhythmic intensity and relaxed feel is perfect for the sound. Marvelous and heartwarming, this show is bound to become a holiday tradition. Be sure to ticket early – this show regularly sells out its Seattle venues. All Seats $22. Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour before the performance Online tickets are available until noon the day of the show at www.wicaonline.org. For tickets by phone, call the Box Office at (360) 221-8268 or (800) 638-7631. You can also buy tickets in person at the Box Office at 565 Camano Ave in Langley between 1:00pm and 6:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, or two hours before any show. [Submitted by Tristan A.B. Steel, WICA]

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Congratulations OHHS Musicians

Barbara Berry-Jacobs passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, with her soul-mate and loving husband, Bob, at her side. Funeral Mass will be held, Friday, December 9, 2016, 1:30 PM at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 185 N Oak Harbor Street, Oak Harbor, WA. Immediately following the mass, at 3 PM there will be a Celebration of Life Service and Reception at Burley Funeral Chapel with Linda Haddon as Life Celebrant. You are requested to wear your favorite crazy hat to the Celebration of Life. The family suggests memorials to Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor, PO Box 893, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 or Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation (WAIF), PO Box 1108, Coupeville, WA 98239. Service arrangements entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel.

Outstanding ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade music students from across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho have received top honors by being selected to participate in the annual Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) All-State and All-Northwest bands, choirs and orchestra. The students listed below will join more than 570 other outstanding young performers in Bellevue for this gala event. The WMEA groups will meet in February, 2017. These talented musicians will rehearse together under the direction of outstanding music educators and present a final concert. More than 4000 students auditioned to participate in this prestigious event, which is sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. Many professional musicians credit their All-State or All-NW experience as crucial in their decision to choose music as a career. Thousands of others whose career paths took them in other directions have great memories of participating in this inspiring and motivating musical experience, and claim that it was a life-changing experience for them. Well-known Washingtonians who have participated in past years’ groups include The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey, 2008 National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson and jazz saxophonist Kenny G.

Pamela Jean Geisenhoff June 15,1949 – November 24, 2016

Pamela Jean, a resident of Oak Harbor, WA passed away November 24, 2016 due to complex internal organ failure. She was born June 15, 1949 in Seattle, WA and graduated from Nathan Hale High School in 1967. During her first marriage, Pam worked in day care and in food services for the Edmonds School District while raising three children, Shannon, Jennifer & Robert. In 1990, Pam met John Geisenhoff and they married in 1992. They relocated to Oak Harbor, while purchasing a winter home in Arizona. While in Oak Harbor she secured employment at the NAS Whidbey Island Gym. During this period, she earned a certification as a personal trainer. She then created exercise classes using the Swiss Ball (also known as a Fit Ball). Three years later she was employed by Skagit Valley College as a Swiss Ball Instructor and manager of the weight room.

Jordan George: All-State Concert Band; Wind Ensemble/Jazz Band/Wildcat Show Band/ Drumline; Tuba; Band Club Vice President

Renne Richards: All-State Symphonic Choir; Senior in Harbor Singers; Alto 1; Choir Club President [Submitted by Darren McCoy, Choral Director, OHHS]

Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award Nominations Now Being Accepted The Island County Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Sound Water Stewards (SWS), and Washington State University (WSU) Extension Island County are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is open to all volunteers, regardless of membership to any one organization or institution, participating in or supporting science and outreach efforts related to protecting or restoring the coastal resources of Island County. The purpose of this award is to recognize the achievement(s) of the many volunteers engaged in efforts to protect and/or restore the marine waters and coastal resources of Island County and the surrounding marine areas. Nominations are requested for any and all individuals who have demonstrated their dedication and involvement in the many services, science and outreach efforts relating to the health of Island County’s marine environment. The objective of this award is to recognize volunteer efforts by selecting and publicly recognizing one who best demonstrates the contribution of all. Any and all volunteer efforts, whether as an individual or as part of a team should be recognized as adding to the collective wellness of the marine environment and the knowledge base of our marine area. Start now by looking at the individuals with whom you volunteer. Take note of the contributions that they make to the total effort. Are they volunteers you enjoy working with? Are they dedicated, helpful and consistent in their approach and efforts to get the job done? If so, fill out the Nomination Form and nominate them for this prestigious award. Nomination forms must be received by 4:30PM Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Nomination forms and details for submission are available on the following websites:

In 2008, illness forced an emergency gall bladder removal, drastically reducing her physical activities. This resulted in her resigning her position at the college. Pam developed other talents, making dolls and creating beautiful bottle lamps which she gave to friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. To share stories or leave condolences, please visit Pam’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneralhome. com

Sarisa Panitayasuk: All-State Symphonic Choir; Sophomore in Harbor Singers; Soprano 1

Island County MRC website: http://www. islandcountymrc.org/projects/volunteer-of-theyear/ Sound Waters Stewards website: http://soundwaterstewards.org/ WSU Island County Extension website: http:// extension.wsu.edu/island/ John Coleman: All-Northwest Mixed Choir; Senior in Harbor Singers; Tenor 1

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The holidays can be especially difficult when grieving a loss Your Family is Invited to A Candlelight Service of Remembrance The holidays are a time of memories. Remembering those who are gone is a part of healing

Celebrate the Season!

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 4, 4:00pm A tradition of the Advent season, anticipating and celebrating the birth of Jesus. Between the Scripture readings there will be carols of the season, hymns and the beautiful voices of the parish choir. Refreshments will be served in Read Hall following the service. St. Hubert Catholic Church 804 Third St, Langley

Visser Funeral Home will be hosting a Candle Lighting Ceremony for your loved ones. There will be special music, the reading of names, words of comfort and an ornament for you in remembrance.

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Langley Middle School PTSA Elf Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk Come race for fabulous prizes! Kids catch an elf and win a prize or just have fun walking with your family. Costumes are encouraged and dogs are welcome.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:00AM check in ~ 10:00AM start time South Whidbey Community Park 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley All profits from the 5K Elf Chase support teacher grants at Langley Middle School.

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Your Oak Harbor Ace Hardware knows what it means to serve their community. Being locally owned and operated allows them to do what they do best, and know their customers in order to dispense top quality services. With Christmas almost here, and decorating for the occasion gaining momentum, why not stop in at Ace and browse the many fun and fantastic season’s decorations? Holiday Laser Light Projectors, string lights, Christmas trees – all this and more at Ace! For all your needs, whether its projects, repairs, camping, outdoor living or seasonal decorations, Ace Hardware’s helpful and hardworking team of employees are on hand to make sure you get just what you’re looking for, all at unbeatable prices while providing top tier customer service! For more information, call Ace Hardware Oak Harbor, (360) 679 3533, stop in at 150 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, 98277 or visit their website at www.oakharboracehardware.com/contact/3336284

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Whidbey Weekly, December 1, 2016