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Christmas workshop

An Anacortes garden store merchant will join the Oak Harbor Garden Club for its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at 9:45 a.m., at the IOOF Hall, 721 SE Barrington Avenue.

Hazel Hogan, owner of Maison et Jardin, will share imaginative ideas for a “Creative Christmas”. A pot luck luncheon and party will immediately follow the program.

New members, men and women alike, are welcome. For more information call Helen at 679-9139 or Sharon at 679-2101

Santa’s In Coupeville

The Island County Historical Society is offering the opportunity to mix the magic of Christmas with a bit of history.

Santa will visit the Island County Historical Society Museum, adjacent to the Coupeville Wharf, Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Photos will be available for $2 each, or parents may bring their own cameras.

The museum, which offers some of the fascinating history of Whidbey and Camano, will be open as well. For information, call 678-3310.

Children’s Christmas Party

The American Legion and the Fleet Reserve Association are sponsoring a community-wide Children’s Christmas Party on Sat., Dec. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post at 690 SE Barrington Dr.

Parents should bring a gift with a value of $10 or less, gift-wrapped and tagged for either “boy” or “girl.” The gifts will be placed under the Christmas tree, for distribution by Santa during the party. Photos with Santa will be available for $2 each.

Parents unable to bring a gift should call either Roger Curdy with the American Legion or Roni Gilmore, Fleet Reserve Auxiliary president at 675-3414. Some gifts are available to those in need.

Bridge Bash

to raise funds

Patriotic bridge players will be raising money to give to the Sept. 11 Disaster Relief Funds, part of a national effort organized by the American Contract Bridge League.

Oak Harbor’s bridge players will join players across the country on Sat. Dec. 15 to raise money for survivors and family members of the victims of the terrorist attacks on the east coast.

The games will begin at 1 p.m. at Summer Hill Retirement community at 165 SW 6th Ave.

Players are asked to come dressed in red, white and blue.

For further information call Carl Hankins at 675-7919.

Ski Bus starts soon

You deserve some time to yourself. Get a lift to the mountain on a luxury coach for six Tuesdays starting Jan. 8 through Feb. 12.Ski the uncrowded mountains, and let the driver worry about the weather, road conditions, and traffic.

Norski Ski School has joined forces with South Whidbey Parks and Rec. District to offer clinics and lessons. It's never too late to learn something new.

Transportation is $140 from South Whidbey. Lessons / clinics are $15 per time to $66 for all six times; lift tickets are $33 at Stevens Pass and $24 at Baker. Pickups are in South Whidbey. If there is enough interest there will have a pick up in Central Whidbey. Call (360) 221-5484.

Snowrider

2002 season

This program is for youth 10 years through high school, beginners to advanced, Saturdays Jan. 5 through Feb. 23.

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District has been offering this program for five years. The program is safe, organized and fun for youth. It doesn’t matter if you ski or snowboard, Steven’s Pass has a variety of slopes for all abilities.

Lessons for participants through Norski Ski School are available.

Cost for the program, bus and half day lessons is $290; bus and all day lessons is $375, Transis $210. Students are offered a group discount on tickets or can apply for a Student Adventure Pass. Call (360) 221-5484

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