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Whatcom County’s smart energy program, the Community Energy Challenge (CEC), is now on Whidbey Island.
Lynne Donnelly, a t’ai chi teacher in Freeland and Coupeville, will offer a late afternoon t’ai chi class for beginners at her Freeland t’ai chi studio at 5548 Myrtle Ave., Suite 303. The class, appropriate for anyone who wants to improve their health or learn a new way of moving, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Mondays for about an hour. The first class is free.
Massy Ferguson performs July 20 for $20 at Whidbey Island Winery.
The ongoing summer fundraiser for Good Cheer Food Bank is ice cream bowl creation. Paint and keep the bowl, and get a coupon for 25 cents off ice cream at The South Whidbey Commons and 25 percent off any purchase up to a $25 discount at the Good Cheer Thrift Store.
Vibrant colors and informational displays fill an otherwise empty parking lot.
Kevin Lungren instructs even the greenest of anglers on how to catch salmon from the beach at a lesson Sunday, July 14 at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market.
Whidbey Coffee announced it is partnering with the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer.
Bring your family and friends to the Admiralty Head Lighthouse. It’s open daily through August, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wold enjoy spending your summer at the lighthouse talking with people from all over the world, consider volunteering as a lighthouse host or by working in the gift shop.
Kimberly Hoctor made three sales before she even opened her Coupeville store June 15.
Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism is holding a working lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Ciao Restaurant in Coupeville to discuss the Washington Tourism Alliance and plans for funding state tourism. Special guest is WTA board member Jane Kilburn. She also serves as director of tourism development and senior counsel for communications at the Port of Seattle. A light lunch will be served with $5 per person requested to help cover the cost. RSVP with the names of guests by June 30 to email@example.com or leave a voice message at 360-929-9924.
Freeland-based mortgage lender Ron Eaton has handed out loans for more than two decades.
The Rotary Club of South Whidbey is holding its 29th annual berry sale fundraiser. Strawberries, raspberries or blueberries are available, fresh and individually quick frozen. Order forms are available at the Freeland Chamber. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choochokam, Langley’s annual Festival of the Arts, follows on the heels of Independence Day celebrations this year. It will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and July 7.
Explore Whidbey is now open for registration. Formerly the Island County Biz Expo, the name change reflects the broader scope of the show.
Betty Freeman, whose experience includes that of a writer and reporter on South Whidbey, has joined the staff of the Langley Chamber of Commerce.
Island Athletic Club’s group fitness director, Chizue Rudd, recently earned certification as an instructor of STOTT Pilates, adding to the many ways she helps people achieve their health and fitness goals. In addition to being a certified personal trainer and Zumba instructor, Chizue has more than 30 years of experience teaching group exercise in the U.S. and Japan. To obtain certification as an instructor, she completed more than 300 hours of training and apprenticeship.
When Mona Newbauer dreams, she dreams big. Before a crowd of 60 people Monday night, Newbauer, owner of Sweet Mona’s Chocolates, described her effort to buy and renovate the two-story, 5,025 square foot building on the corner of First and Anthes in Langley.
Bill Haroldson will present illustrated talks about early fishing resorts on Whidbey Island on Father’s Day, June 16, at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market.
Mona Newbauer, owner of Sweet Mona’s chocolate store on Second Street, has her eye on the vacant Mike’s Place building which holds a prominent spot in Langley at the corner of First and Anthes, across the street from the Dog House Tavern.
The 15th Annual Golf Classic & Auction, sponsored by the Freeland Chamber of Commerce, will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.