Arts and Entertainment

WHAT'S HAPPENING Dec. 12, 2001

Missionary to

India speaks

Rev. Darryl Rodman of Oak Harbor will speak on his experiences in India on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Oak Harbor. Rev. Rodman has been preaching in the city of Coimbatore and attended a ministerial conference there Dec. 4-6.

His presentation will include information on a burgeoning Christian movement in India and organized, massed conversions of the lower castes in that country. Rev. Rodman’s presentation will be co-hosted by First Baptist Church and DCI (Development Companions International).

Free band concerts

The All Island Community Band will host free concerts throughout the holiday season at several Oak Harbor locations.

On Dec. 12 and 19 the band will play for shoppers at Wal-Mart at 11 a.m. and at Marketplace at 1 p.m.

An evening concert will take place on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Oak Harbor Retirement Center.

On Dec. 17 the band will perform in front of Kmart at 11 a.m. and again at Marketplace at 1 p.m.

Finally, on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. All Island Community Band will entertain visitors at the Christmas Village, set up that Westgate Homes & RV Center at 34264 State Route 20 in Oak Harbor.

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.

Don’t miss the ‘Nutcracker’

This is the last weekend of Whidbey Playhouse’s presentation of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” this holiday season. This timeless favorite will delight young and old with its tale of dreams, princes, parties and a castle made of sweets.

The entire cast is made up of local people, including students from two dance schools on Whidbey Island.

Tickets for the show are on sale now at the Playhouse Box Office. Performance dates: Dec. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $10 each Call the Playhouse at 679-2237

Listen to a medieval evening

Winter Harp is a candlelight concert of words and music celebrating the Christmas season. The group is joined by Kimberly Breilein of Oak Harbor on flute.

Dozens of candles will light the stage as musicians in medieval attire play harps, flutes, drums, bells and rare 12th century instruments.

The concert will be Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oak Harbor.

Admission is $12. Tickets are available at the Daily Grind. Call 675-7592 or e-mail kim@

enchantedflute.com.

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