Arts and Entertainment

What's happening during Holland Happening

See Jan lead the parade Saturday

See Jan Ellis lead the Holland Happening Parade on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. in downtown Oak Harbor. She will be wearing an authentic Friesian costume that her cousin from Friesland created for her, based on the area’s stringent costume specifications. The thin, solid-gold Oorijzer helmut that Ellis will wear was originally her grandmother’s and dates back to 1861. Since then, it has been passed down to the eldest daughter of the family.

Thursday, April 25

Noon - 11 p.m, family carnival, fun for the whole family on Bayshore Drive. Today, by 5 p.m., is your last chance to buy advanced tickets for $14; regular carnival admission is $18. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.

6 to 9 p.m., Oak Harbor District Elementary art show on Pioneer Way.

Friday, April 26

Noon - 11 p.m., family carnival, fun for the whole family on Bayshore Drive.

4 to 8 p.m., Oak Harbor District Elementary art show on Pioneer Way.

6 to 10 p.m., potluck dinner/dance at Oak Harbor Senior Center, 50 years and up.

8 to 11 p.m., trail-In square dance, at Oak Harbor High School’s Parker Hall, sponsored by the Whidbey Whirlers.

Saturday, April 27

7 to 11 am, pancake breakfast, at the Heller Road fire station. All-you-can-eat eggs, pancakes, bacon, and ham with orange juice or coffee. Cost for adults is $4, kids under 12 $2, and children under six are free.

8 a.m., Wings of Gold marathon and half marathon.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m,arts & crafts fair, community booths, food and family entertainment all along Pioneer Way.

11 a.m., Holland Happening Grand Parade, downtown on Pioneer Way.

Following parade

Frontier Chevrolet Pontiac will host its inaugural customer appreciation day, with live music, Bbarbeque, clowns and a classic car show.

Noon - 5 p.m., Oak Harbor District Elementary art show on Pioneer Way.

Noon - 11 p.m., family carnival, fun for the whole family on Bayshore Drive.

1 to 4 p.m., international dance Festival on the Main Stage, at Pioneer and Ilwaco.

1 - 5 p.m., wooden shoe carving at Oak Harbor High School. Artisan Elmer Veldheer demonstrates klompen carving.

Sunday, April 28

8 - 10 a.m., trail-out square dance and Pancake Breakfast, at Oak Harbor High School, sponsored by the Whidbey Whirlers.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m, arts & crafts fair, community booths, food and family entertainment all along Pioneer Way!

11 a.m. - 4 p.m..,tons of fun children’s activities

Noon, lawn mower races at the old rodeo grounds, off Fakkema Road.

Noon - 3 p.m., Oak Harbor District Elementary art show on Pioneer Way.

Noon - 11 p.m., family carnival, fun for the whole family on Bayshore Drive.

10 to 5 p.m.,wooden shoe carving at Oak Harbor High School. Artisan Elmer Veldheer demonstrates klompen carving.

1 to 4 p.m., international dance festival on the Main Stage, at Pioneer and Ilwaco.

ON THE MAIN STAGET AT PIONEER WAY AND ILWACO STREET

Saturday April 27

1 p.m.

Hugo Helmer Accordion Band

1:25 p.m.

Lynden Klompen Dancers

1:40 p.m.

Lehua Aloha Dancers

2:10 p.m.

Gavaghan Irish Dancers

2:40 p.m.

Auntie Flo’s Hula Hut

3:10 p.m.

Rosies

3:30 p.m.

Fil-Am Association

4 p.m.

Stage closes for the day

Sunday,

April 28

1 p.m.

Shifty Sailors

1:30 p.m.

Lehua Aloha Dancers

2 p.m.

German Heritage Society & Dirndl Dancers

2:15 p.m.

Touch of Faith signing choir

2:45 p.m.

Oktoberfest Oompah Band!

3:15 p.m.

Square Pegs Pre-teen square dance club

At the Karaoke Spot

(Pioneer Way in Shoreline Center)

Karaoke throughout the festival by Sound Entertainment. Saturday at 1 p.m. the Broadview Elementary dancers will steal the stage for a May pole dance.

Happening closes Maui

To line up floats, bands, people and vehicles for the Holland Happening Parade safely, the Maui Gate at NAS Whidbey will be closed at 9 a.m. Saturday until the parade concludes.

Maui Gate is on the Seaplane Base next to Oak Harbor Marina and Yacht Club. The Torpedo Road gate will be open to two-way traffic during the parade, according to Kim Martin, public affairs officer.

Lions bring White Canes

The North Whidbey and Oak Harbor Lions Clubs will be handing out white canes during Saturday’s Holland Happening parade, which begins at 11 a.m. in Oak Harbor.

The annual White Canes Days fund-raising event raises money for the Northwest Lions Eye Bank which provides corneal transplants for more than 21,000 sight restoring transplants. Funds also help support the Lions Health Screening Unit, which provides free health screenings, and the Lions Patient Care Program, which provides funding for sight-related medical procedures and equipment.

“We need and appreciate your donations but it is not a requirement to receive a White Cane,” said spokesperson Bonnie LaForest.

Weekend art is elementary

Oak Harbor’s youngest artists will display their work for all to see during Holland Happening this weekend.

All elementary schools will be represented at the District Elementary Art Show, located at 860 Pioneer Way. The show opens Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. Other viewing hours will be Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Also coming up is Oak Harbor Elementary School’s Fine Arts Night, Thursday, May 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Oak Harbor Elementary School, featuring music, artwork and a book fair.

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