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Bethany Ridge Farms of Oak Harbor was recognized by the American Angus Association recently in the association’s 2010 Pathfinder Report. Visit for more information.

Visit APPLEBEES on Saturday, March 13, from 8-10 a.m. for a flapjack breakfast to benefit Relay For Life. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for kids 10 and under. Call Karla Sharkey, 675-8091, or email

Thrive Community Fitness in Oak Harbor launches its sixth annual AROUND THE WORLD FITNESS CHALLENGE March 15. Spend five hours a week for six weeks conquering the world, and win free stuff. Call 675-2600, or visit

Whidbey Wedding Inspirations will host a BRIDAL FAIR March 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Best Western Harbor Plaza Conference Center, 33175 Highway 20. Contact Katherine Lundstrom at 679-4567 ext. 299, or email for more information.

Gain business exposure through the WHIDBEY ISLAND MARATHON. The City of Oak Harbor needs items for runners’ goodie bags.

About 2,500 athletes and upward of 5,000 spectators are expected to attend. Goodie bags are given to all registered runners/walkers at the April 11 event. Contact Tamra Sipes, 360-914-0800. Items must be delivered to the City of Oak Harbor by March 15.

Any individual or organization that would like to volunteer at a water station should also contact Sipes.

Walk-In MEDICAL CLINIC opens in Oak Harbor: Address minor health issues at Oak Harbor Internal Medicine’s Walk-In Clinic. The Walk-In Clinic is open Wednesdays only, while regular clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cash, checks or credit cards accepted if not insured. Sports physicals cost $100. Also open for scheduled primary care. Located at 830 SE Ireland St., or call 675-7678. Visit

Stop by HARBOR TOWER VILLAGE located at 100 E. Whidbey Ave. for their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Wednesday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy free corned beef and cabbage plus green refreshments while listening to live Irish music provided by Thistle Dew, then head downtown for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Call 360-675-2569.

Looking to grow business? The spring BUSINESS EXPO will be on March 24 at the Elks Lodge, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Booths cost $40. Contact Tammi at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce to reserve a spot, or for more information call 675-3755, or email

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