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Holland Happening’s back this weekend!

— Created April 27, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed It may look a little bit different this year, but for the most part, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s Holland Happening event is back. Activities are planned for both Saturday and Sunday in Windjammer Park and the traditional Holland Happening parade is set to roll through downtown Oak Harbor at 11 […]

I Support the Girls plans for the “Undy 500”

— Created April 27, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed A Whidbey Island nonprofit has come up with a unique, competitive collection drive for the month of May. I Support the Girls of Whidbey Island, which collects new underwear, new and gently used bras, new toiletry items and feminine hygiene products for women and girls in need of them, will kick off […]

Get ready to GiveBig!

— Created April 27, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Today is the last day nonprofit organizations can register to participate in GiveBig, a statewide online fundraising campaign culminating in a two-day giving event May 3-4. There are already 30 Island County nonprofits registered in the campaign, of which Whidbey Weekly is a media sponsor. Last year GiveBig brought in more than […]

Meerkerk Gardens set for a spectacular peak season

— Created April 20, 2022 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons The old adage “stop and smell the roses” reminds us to take time to address what’s important in life while we can. Roses in popular culture are sensory transmitters of visual beauty and lovely aromas and more, since they are also associated with romance, love, and empathy. So what do the famous […]

Birthday blowout planned for Oak Harbor centenarian

— Created April 20, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed All of Whidbey is invited to help celebrate a special occasion 100 years in the making. Gene Phelps, owner of Gene’s Art and Frame in Oak Harbor, just turned 100 years old, and there will be a community birthday bash in his honor Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the store […]

Price Sculpture Forest welcomes “Vertebrae”

— Created April 20, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed There is yet another new sculpture to discover at Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville. “Vertebrae,” by Seattle-based sculptor Sarah Fetterman, becomes the 33rd piece to occupy a place in this living art gallery. The 20-foot-long steel and fabric creation was put in place over the weekend, suspended carefully among the trees of […]

Movie set on Whidbey featured at Seattle film festival

— Created April 13, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed A movie filmed on Whidbey Island last year is premiering this week at the Seattle International Film Festival. The film, “Midday Black Midnight Blue,” will be screened in person Thursday, April 21 and again Friday, April 22, but those interested can also stream the movie beginning today, allowing Whidbey Island audiences the […]

Whidbey celebrates Earth and Ocean Month

— Created April 13, 2022 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons The country, the world, has come a long way from the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. Today, Whidbey Island has so many ways to participate one day couldn’t contain them all.  So Goosefoot, the local organization heading up the celebration, has devoted the entire month of April to doing just that. […]

Hoppin’ Easter activities this weekend

— Created April 13, 2022 by Kathy Reed

Grab the kids and don’t forget the baskets, because Whidbey Island will be hoppin’ with holiday fun this weekend! Here’s a list of Easter weekend activities in which you might be interested: Farm Cuddles 2022April 16 and 2310 a.m.-5 p.m.Cost: $15 for 30-minute sessionNorth Whidbey Farm231 E Frostad Rd., Oak HarborChildren and adults will enjoy […]

WICA brings a touch of brilliance to the stage

— Created April 6, 2022 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed “Every Brilliant Thing,” the latest production by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, is a one-man show with unlimited possibilities. The show, which is being done in collaboration with Healing Circles Langley, opens Friday in WICA’s Zech Hall and will run through April 23. Check wicaonline.org for showtimes and tickets. […]