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Go Dutch this weekend

Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening celebration, in honor of the city’s Dutch heritage, dominates Whidbey Island entertainment this weekend. Note that Maui Gate to the Seaplane Base will be closed until after the parade.

The carnival on Bayshore Drive continues through Sunday. It features 17 rides, games and carnival food.

Here’s what else is going on. Unless noted, sites are on Pioneer Way.

Saturday, April 26

7:30 to 11 a.m.: Fire District 2 annual pancake breakfast at the Heller Road Fire Station. Menu includes ham, bacon, eggs, orange juice and of pancakes. Cost: $5 adults, $2 children 6-11 years, free for children under 6.

9 a.m.: Whidbey Whirlers Dangle Dance.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Arts and crafts street festival.

11 a.m.: Parade along Pioneer Way and Bayshore Drive. Just behind the formally-attired bellringer, gaily costumed street cleaners will sweep down the street followed by floats, bands, clowns and every other parade fixture.

Noon to 5 p.m.: Patchwork Petals flower show, IOOF Temple, 721 SE Barrington Dr. The standard flower show will feature 46 classes of blooms, several design divisions and educational exhibits. Special exhibits will highlight junior gardeners, garden therapy and garden art. A garden of good tastes will showcase edible flowers and herbs. Accredited judges from National Garden Clubs, Inc., will award ribbons.

International Dance and Music Festival on Pioneer Way.

1 p.m., Oak Harbor High School Jazz Band

1:45 p.m., Fil-Am Association Dancers

2 p.m., Scottish pipe band

2:30 p.m., Hugo Helmer Accordion Band

3 p.m., Gavaghan Irish Dancers

3:30 p.m., Skagit Scottish Country Dancers

4 p.m., Lehua’s Aloha Dancers

4:30 p.m., Rosie’s Cloggers

Sunday, April 27

10 a.m.: Whidbey Whirlers’ travel-out dance, Oak Harbor High School.

Noon: Lawnmower races start at rodeo grounds off Fakkema Road.

Noon: Carnival rides open on Bayshore Drive.

1-5 p.m., Elmer Veldheer, a wooden shoe carver from Holland, Mich., will demonstrate his craft.

7:45-11 p.m., Whidbey Whirlers dance, Oak Harbor High School, 950 NW Second Ave.

International Dance Festival

1:45 p.m., Fil-Am Association Dancers

2 p.m., Skagit Scottish Country Dancers

2:30 p.m., Lehua’s Aloha Dancers

3-4:30 p.m. To be announced

2 p.m.: Klompen canal race begins on Pioneer Way. Klompen, carved wooden shoes , race down a canal for cash prizes.

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