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Entering the Sweetheart of Gems Show is like opening a chest full of treasure. Wire-wrapped arrowheads, intricate earrings, belt buckles gleaming with polished stones and even beaded praying mantises will turn the Oak Harbor Senior Center into a treasure trove.
From crabbing to cold water sharks to the effects of personal care products on the environment, a one-day university in Oak Harbor will teach a variety of topics relating to Puget Sound and its health.
Even during cold January, there’s a chance for a fun time for a good cause. Shanty Fest will take attendees on a maritime adventure Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Greenbank Farm.
There may be little desire to sit down as Stop, Thief! brings its jazzy, bluesy, funky rock and swing compositions to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island for the third concert in the Chamber Music Series.
As she nears death, iconic French singer Edith Piaf reincarnates the ghosts of her past, sharing with the audience a forceful, romantic journey through her life accompanied by her heartrending songs in “The Songbird of Paris, Edith Piaf,” showing for one weekend only.
Think all superheroes are required to have X-ray vision or the ability to fly? Art at a gallery in Langley encourages the community to think again.
A tale rich with adventure, dreams and exploration forms the history of Juan de Fuca’s Strait in a new book by a Canadian author.
This concert has a different atmosphere than most. Instead of silently appreciating the music, the audience is asked to sing along at two community sing-along events.
Uniquely decorated trees and wreaths may be in the forefront of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s 14th annual Festival of Trees gala and auction, but what really shines are the life-changing relationships the event funds.
A group with a heritage stretching from Sweden to Iceland finally found a place to build new traditions and celebrate old ones in Coupeville.
This presenter knows the chemical reaction to produce chuckles and he has the tools to leave children and adults giggling until their sides hurt. His presentation brings the Family Series back to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts with a boom.
The MR21 virus has infected Whidbey Island and everyone’s turning into zombies! Join the walking dead at Island Greens for an unforgettable Halloween adventure.
Inspired by growing up near the Hanford Nuclear Site and her own everyday life events, Kathleen Flenniken became not just any poet but a poet devoted to expanding the understanding of poetry throughout the state.
In its evolution from a one-room facility to the community center it is today, the Langley Library has a lot to celebrate in its first 50 years with Sno-Isle Libraries. But staff do ask for a little something from the community to help celebrate.
Built by the community for the community, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley celebrated the end of Stage Two. And it was only possible after raising more than $2.1 million to expand and renovate the building.
The Civil War is typically portrayed as a clash between northern and southern states on the East Coast. But a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau will present research that shows slavery and the Civil War were also thriving in Washington state.
Stuck in a lukewarm marriage and average job, middle-aged Becky feels like she’s gotten a flat tire on her journey through life. But everything changes when a mysterious millionaire shows up one night and offers her the ride of her life, an opportunity to live “the life not taken” and a chance she just can’t miss.
Kim Tinuviel doesn’t just see green or teal with her eyes; she sees colors through music. A chord can spark a symphony of hues in her mind, just as a visual image triggers a harmony of music.
Matt Chambers, pastor of South Whidbey Assembly, describes his first 25 years of service as abounding with a strong sense of community, yet replete with changes.
The end of a driveway in Freeland is an unlikely place for a shelf of books, but in the shade of the trees at 4500 S. Smugglers Cove Road sits the first Little Free Library on Whidbey Island.
The first step into the Clyde Theatre in Langley yields a nose full of the scent of popcorn, whether a movie is playing or not. Blue velvet curtains darken the entrance to the theater, where rows of chairs face a screen that has reflected movies from “Gone With the Wind” to “The Bourne Legacy” and thousands in between over the past 75 years.
After two months of hauling rocks, constructing walls and mixing cob with their feet, these students’ efforts have yielded a cob playhouse at the Tilth Sustainability Campus, with just one part remaining. The kids of Calyx Community Arts School need to put a roof on their playhouse, and to do that, they’re asking for donations of cedar shingles.
Just before its move to a new location, Island Dance hosted a choreographer, dancer and actor who was featured in “Titanic,” toured with Cher and is set to perform for the Queen of England.
Memories will resurface as an audience is seamlessly transported back in time to a concert by Doris Day, legendary American actress and singer. In this performance, actress and singer Kristi King doesn’t simply play the part of Day; she takes on Day’s persona.
Just as Whidbey Island sprouts a wide variety of Douglas fir, alder, maple and more, it grows as diverse a group of wood artists. Twenty wood artists will join forces in Langley to show the power of wood art in the form of furniture, clocks, carvings, musical instruments, boats and more.
For the first time since 1962, the Admiralty Head Lighthouse stood without a lantern house for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon awaiting installation of the new, historically accurate lantern house built by Whidbey’s high school students.
As an innovative place for children to discover, experience and participate in the performing arts, Whidbey Children’s Theater decided to also try a new and creative means of fundraising by trying a “crowdfunding” campaign on the Internet.
Although summer is in full swing, volunteers of the Back To School Project are already thinking ahead to the first day of school.
Real estate and art. If it seems they have nothing in common, Christina Moats will prove that wrong with her new Freeland business, Christina’s Island Real Estate & Fine Art.
Classical music plus a fun, festival atmosphere and a dash of education make for some exciting concerts during the seventh annual Whidbey Island Music Festival set for Aug. 3 through 12.
Two near-death experiences and recovery at the hands of Whidbey General Hospital staff make for a huge story. Throw in humor, tales of friendship and community support and the story becomes a real humdinger.
The Whidbey Island Fringe Festival presents what organizers describe as “an evocative new play,” written and directed by local playwright and actor Gail Fleming.
Whidbey Island’s sailors and sailboat lovers will have their eyes glued to the action in Penn Cove and northern Saratoga Passage as Oak Harbor celebrates its 30th annual Race Week, with 115 boats signed up to compete.
Despite moving across the nation mid-school year and being a full-time mom, Jerri Sanchez, 41, earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education without changing universities, thanks to a little help from a South Whidbey mentor.
For Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow, life and art are inseparable. It weaves through every facet of their lives, from the artistic home they designed and built to everyday events that inspire their art.
With speakers like a 17-year-old building a cabin on wheels, a cave diver who has seen places most people never will and a former pediatrician who now studies people at the end of life, the creativity will be sparking at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts as women on Whidbey tell their most interesting and touching stories.
Out with the state, and in with increased taxes and private liquor sales.
This is the event that lets everyone who has survived cancer, is fighting cancer, caring for those fighting cancer and all who are affected unite to show that this disease can’t beat hope. The Relay for Life of Whidbey Island will be held Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the North Whidbey Middle School track. The Survivor Lap begins at 6 p.m. June 1 with guest speakers. At 10 p.m., a luminary event celebrates and remembers cancer survivors, fighters and victims.
Enthusiasm and education are blooming at the Greenbank Farm Master Gardener Display Garden with a variety of free, public classes that dig deeper than ordinary garden classes.
Second District Congressman Rick Larsen’s telephone town hall Thursday focused on seniors and what he sees as the detrimental effects the Republican budget proposal would have on Medicare.
Whidbey Reads isn’t just about reading a book. The five Whidbey Island Sno-Isle Libraries are bringing a book to life through discussions, events and activities meant to bring the community together in March and April.