Whidbey Island news briefs

Guys and Dolls opens Friday

Tickets are now on sale for “Guys and Dolls” at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd.

The musical comedy opens Friday, June 6, and closes June 28. The show is directed by K. Sandy O’Brien. Sue Riney is musical director and Dino Rendon is choreographer.

Among the main actors are Brian Plebanek as Sky Masterson, Gail Liston as Miss Adelaide, Marc Gonzalez as Nathan Detroit and Grace Javier as the Salvation Army gal.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances, and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees.

Tickets are $16, or $15 each for a group of 10 or more. Call 679-2237 or email at Visit

Fish for free

next weekend

Washingtonians who are interested in fishing but haven’t tried it have a perfect chance to do so during Free Fishing Weekend, scheduled for next weekend, June 7 and 8.

Fishing opportunities are plentiful in Island County. Bring a kid or two and try your luck at Cranberry Lake, the Cornet Bay dock, Lone Lake, Deer Lake or Goss Lake. Or, keep an eye out for low tides and hit the beaches.

During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state. Also, no vehicle use permit will be required during Free Fishing Weekend to park at any of the 500 water-access sites maintained by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“Free Fishing Weekend is a great time to revive an old hobby or to introduce friends and family to fishing,” said Joe Hymer, a state fish biologist. “Adults can introduce kids to fishing on a wide variety of waters around the state.” Anglers must obey seasons and catch limits.

Barn painting

at Greenbank

Volunteers are needed to spruce up the historic barn at the Greenbank Farm.

The barn’s interior needs a fresh coat of paint and the floor needs to be cleaned. The barn was built in 1904.

The volunteer paint party barbecue takes place Sunday, June 15 and Sunday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. No experience is necessary.

Organizers also need donations of paint, painting supplies and power washers. Any help and materials contributed can service as an in-kind tax write off.

This project would serve as a service project for a religious or community group.

For more information, contact Greenbank Farm events manager Steve Marriott at 678-7710 or

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