Arts and Entertainment



Aug. 14

HEY MOMS: The Whidbey Island Moms of Twins will have a night out of fun at 6:30 p.m., at the Deception Café and Grill. Call 279-1511 for more information.

WOOLF AUDITIONS:: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will hold auditions for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. Auditions will take place at WICA, at 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Several scripts and copies of scenes are available for check-out. A rehearsal schedule is also available. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opens Oct. 18 and will run for two weeks. Call backs and additional auditions will be held Aug. 16, at Langley Middle School, at 7 p.m.Call Deana Duncan at (360) 221-8262.


Aug. 16

PHONES DOWN: The switchboard for the city of Oak Harbor will be relocated from the police department to city hall today. This will result in an interruption of telephone service to city departments for about two hours beginning at approximately 8 a.m. It is anticipated that telephone service to city departments will be restoreed by late morning. 9-1-1 service will not be affected or interrupted. Call Lynne Lang at 679-5551 ext. 211.

ECOLOGY FUN: If you like excursions to the beach, science experiments, games, art projects and looking at how life in the bay all fits together, then come to the Breazeale Interpretive Center in Mount Vernon, from 1-2 p.m. The event is for junior ecologists, ages 6-9. This month the world of the amazing eight-legged creature the octopus will be explored. This session will be repeated Aug. 17. Pre-registration is required, as the session is limited to 20. Call (360) 428-1558.

MOMS CLUB: A new MOMS Club of Oak Harbor is forming. The first meeting will be at 11 a.m., at city Beach Park, near the playground (Rain date Aug. 19). MOMS Club is an international support group for mothers who stay at home with their children. A wide range of activities is offered, including playgroups for children and get-togethers for the whole family. All at-home mothers and children are welcome. Call Julie Germano at 675-9067.


Aug. 17

PARADE DAY: The Island County Fair parade begins at 10 a.m., at Visser’s parking lot at Third and Park in Langley. The parade trails through Langley, to and through the fairgrounds, ending at the South Whidbey School parking lot. Entries should be at the staging area between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Anyone interested in entering the parade should call Mary Jane Donohoe at (360) 331-0724.

SARATOGA SPRINT: Set sail on the high seas for a day’s worth of fast paced adventure during the Saratoga Strait Sail Boat Races today. Sailboats will start at Oak Harbor, charge down Saratoga Strait to Baby Island just east of Greenbank, and then back to Oak Harbor in this yo-yo 20 mile course. This is one of Whidbey Island’s major races. There will be trophies for the first three places. The race committee will be provided by the Whidbey Island Naval Sailing Association. Skippers interested in the race should call WINSA at 675-8485 or 257-3355.

KAYAK THE BAY: The sun is out, days are long and the water beckons. Meet at 10 a.m., at the Eddyline store at Cap Santa Marina, and enjoy a day of paddling on Padilla and/or Fidalgo Bay. An Eddyline kayak guide and a Padilla Bay naturalist will lead the trip. No experience necessary; come with a lunch, water bottle and warm clothing. Minimum age is 12, with people under 18 accompanied by a parent. Fee is $55 per person for the four hour trip. Eddyline store is at 1019 Q Ave., Anacortes. Call (360) 428-1558.

ROCKIN’ WHIDBEY: Oak Harbor’s City Beach park will be rockin’ from 6-10 p.m. during the Thunder on the Rock Beach Party. In celebration of the 60 years of NAS Whidbey and the return of the air show, the Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is holding a huge party, ending with a big bang with NAS Whidbey Island’s Fireworks Extravaganza at 10 p.m. The party kicks off with Navy Band Northwest at 6 p.m. Then Whidbey Island’s Desert Rain, specializing in country and classic rock music will take the stage from 7:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. There’s even fun for the kids. Moving and Grooving will be out with their airplane and their big boxing inflatables. Other activities include food and vendor booths and chamber of commerce strawberry shortcake sale. Admission is free and open to the public.


Aug. 22

RED BALLOONS: Puget Sound Creosote Awareness Project mark creosote and treated building debris that have washed up on Double Bluff beach, at noon. Rep. Rick Larsen, Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen and numerous other elected officials will participate in the marking event. The public is invited to show their support and learn of the problem.


Aug. 23

NATURE ADVENTURE: Bring the family out to Double Bluff to join WSU Beach Watcher Sarah Birger for “Life’s a Beach,” from 10 a.m. to noon. This fun morning will include beach etiquette and a lot about how we can creatively interact with found materials to build temporary works of art and experience life in the moment ... at the beach. This is a free program. Bring a sack lunch. For more information call 679-7327.

KIDS’ MUSIC: Kindermusik by Music Mom will offer a free preview of fall classes today at 490 SE Midway Blvd., in Oak Harbor. Classes to be offered this fall are: Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. for ages 3 - 5 years, 10 :45 a.m. for ages 18 months - 3 years, and 11:45 a.m. for infants. The sample classes will take place at those times today. RSVP to Lisa Correa at music (360) 293-7669 or at

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