WHIDBEY XTRA - WHIDBEY XTRA August 5 2015

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By RON NEWBERRY [email protected] It doesn’t take a seasoned weather expert to predict that hot weather is likely in store for Oak Harbor’s Pigfest Aug. 9. August is traditionally hot, the event fell on a sweltering day last year and this year’s drought-like conditions can only lead to similarly warm expectations. To prepare for the heat and to make the event generally more comfortable for attend- ees, organizers of the Pigfest are making a few improve- ments in 2015. A fourth food line will be added for the free pork meal, more covered seating will be available and more water is being donated, said Scott Fraser, the event’s founder. The Oak Harbor Pigfest changed its name and moved to a new location last year, drawing a record 8,000 peo- ple to Pioneer Way, which doubled the previous year’s attendance. The event, formerly known as the Fidalgo Avenue Block Party and Pig Roast, started as a way for Fraser to thank the community for their sup- port. He is owner and chef of Frasers Gourmet Hideaway on Fidalgo Avenue. The Pigfest is highlighted by a free pulled pork meal, which also includes a salad, cole slaw, roll and macaroni salad. Some attendees had long waits in the three food lines last year, which prompted the event’s committee to add a fourth line this year. The meal was served to about 6,000 people last year -— 2,500 more than in 2013. About 2,000 additional people attended last year but didn’t eat, Fraser said. “People have to realize it’s a free dinner,” Fraser said. “We do appreciate donations. The money raised goes to our charities.” The Oak Harbor Pigfest raised more than $12,000 last year to divide among chari- ties. The North Whidbey Help House received $6,000. Fraser said that at least 3,000 pounds of pork will be prepared for this year’s event and more water will be on hand. The event ran out of free water bottles last year. Saars Marketplace is donating 4,000 water bottles this year, Fraser said. Like last year, the Oak Harbor Pigfest will focus on fun and entertainment for children and adults. A rock climbing wall, wobbly water ball attraction, clowns, balloon artist and comedian will be featured this year to entertain chil- dren. A hypnotist, live music and sanctioned professional barbecue competition are among the attractions for adults. It’s the second year in a row that event will feature the professional barbecue com- petition, which is sanctioned by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. Twenty-five competitors are expected. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015 | Vol. 1, No. 14 | WWW.WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM | FREE e Fair is coming! August 6-9 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS at these sponsor locations: e Goose Grocer Whidbey Island Bank Fair Office Whidbey Island Bank Tickets are good for All Day & All Night! Just $24 (advance) $30 Day of WHIDBEY TRA! X Annual Pigfest organizers planning for large crowd Call your sales representative today 360-675-6611 Enjoy your newly redesigned Whidbey News Group shopper. Place an ad to reach over 16,750 Oak Harbor readers! 2014 file photo Organizers plan to add a fourth line to serve crowds that reached 8,000 people last year. The event will also include additional covered seating and more water to help people beat the heat.
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  • By RON [email protected]

    It doesnt take a seasoned weather expert to predict that hot weather is likely in store for Oak Harbors Pigfest Aug. 9.

    August is traditionally hot, the event fell on a sweltering day last year and this years drought-like conditions can only lead to similarly warm expectations.

    To prepare for the heat and to make the event generally more comfortable for attend-ees, organizers of the Pigfest are making a few improve-ments in 2015.

    A fourth food line will be added for the free pork meal, more covered seating will be available and more water is being donated, said Scott Fraser, the events founder.

    The Oak Harbor Pigfest changed its name and moved to a new location last year, drawing a record 8,000 peo-ple to Pioneer Way, which doubled the previous years attendance.

    The event, formerly known as the Fidalgo Avenue Block Party and Pig Roast, started as a way for Fraser to thank the community for their sup-port. He is owner and chef of

    Frasers Gourmet Hideaway on Fidalgo Avenue.

    The Pigfest is highlighted by a free pulled pork meal, which also includes a salad, cole slaw, roll and macaroni

    salad.Some attendees had long

    waits in the three food lines last year, which prompted the events committee to add a fourth line this year.

    The meal was served to about 6,000 people last year - 2,500 more than in 2013. About 2,000 additional people attended last year but didnt eat, Fraser said.

    People have to realize its a free dinner, Fraser said. We do appreciate donations. The money raised goes to our charities.

    The Oak Harbor Pigfest

    raised more than $12,000 last year to divide among chari-ties. The North Whidbey Help House received $6,000.

    Fraser said that at least 3,000 pounds of pork will be prepared for this years event and more water will be on hand.

    The event ran out of free water bottles last year. Saars Marketplace is donating 4,000 water bottles this year, Fraser said.

    Like last year, the Oak Harbor Pigfest will focus on fun and entertainment for children and adults.

    A rock climbing wall, wobbly water ball attraction, clowns, balloon artist and comedian will be featured this year to entertain chil-dren.

    A hypnotist, live music and sanctioned professional barbecue competition are among the attractions for adults.

    Its the second year in a row that event will feature the professional barbecue com-petition, which is sanctioned by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. Twenty-five competitors are expected.

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015 | Vol. 1, No. 14 | WWW.WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM | FREE

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    Enjoy your newly redesigned Whidbey News Group shopper. Place an ad to reach over 16,750 Oak Harbor readers!

    2014 file photo

    Organizers plan to add a fourth line to serve crowds that reached 8,000 people last year. The event will also include additional covered seating and more water to help people beat the heat.

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    CALENDARWHIDBEY ISLAND AREA FAIR: Aug. 6-9 at the fairgrounds at 819 Camano Avenue, Langley. The fair includes rides, games, food, livestock, demonstra-tions and more. Contact Carol Coble at [email protected] or 360-221-4677 or visit the fair website for more information.

    WednesdayAug. 5

    Stayin Alive Dragon Boat Practice, 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Oak Harbor Marina. Try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin Alive team. The teams mission is to pro-mote the physical, social and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has proven to be especially beneficial for cancer survi-vors. Practice up to three times for free. Life jackets and paddles provided. [email protected]

    Bubbleology, 1-1:45 and 3-3:45 p.m., at the Coupeville Library. Free. Become a master of bub-bleology with Christine Longdon of Grinnin Fish Science. Experiment with different objects to make bubbles. Learn to create

    your own bubble maker and concoct super bubble solutions at home. For children ages 6-11 and their caregivers. Contact Leslie Bakker at [email protected] or 360-678-4911 for more informa-tion.

    Wednesday Night with the Stars, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Coupeville Library. Free. This romantic, rivet-ing and uplifting 2014 film about music, life and love is perfect for adults and teens. Call 360-678-4911 for the title. Rated PG-13. Runtime 106 minutes. Popcorn provided.

    ThursdayAug. 6

    Explore Summer: Family Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Aug. 6, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Prepare children

    for reading with fun sto-ries and songs. Playtime or crafts may follow. Admission is free. For ages 18 months and over with caregiver.

    The Whidbey All-Island Community Band summer concert 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, at Windjammer City Beach Park. Free. Features a vari-ety of music styles, includ-ing traditional military marches, classic pieces, popular tunes and some songs for dancing.

    Alzheimer Family Support Group meet-ing, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Aug. 6, at Summer Hill Assisted Living, 165 SW 6th Avenue, Oak Harbor. Support, education and resources for families cop-ing with memory loss and dementia. Contact Karen Cowgill at [email protected] or 360-275-2555.

    FridayAug. 7

    Escape?!, 2-3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, at the Coupeville Library. Free. Youve been trapped inside a room by a mad woman. You have just 60 minutes to solve the clues, find the key and escape before you meet your doom. For teens. Contact Leslie Franzen at [email protected] or 360-678-4911 for more information.

    Saturday Aug. 8

    Yard Sale to benefit Oak Harbor Christian School, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 8, in the gym at Oak Harbor Christian School, 675 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. Proceeds will benefit

    the school, which is now open for enrollment for pre-K through fifth grades for the 2015-16 school year. Contact the school at 360-675-2831 for more information.

    Monday Aug. 10

    Tween Film Fest, 2-4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Live-action film starring Lily James, based on tale of Cinderella. Rated PG, 105 minutes long. Admission is free. Refreshments are provided. 360-675-5115

    Stayin Alive Dragon Boat Practice, 5:45 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10, at the Oak Harbor Marina. Try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin Alive team. The teams mission is to pro-mote the physical, social

    and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has proven to be especially beneficial for cancer survi-vors. Practice up to three times for free. Life jackets and paddles provided. [email protected]

    Tuesday Aug. 11

    Last Leaf Productions presents Puss in Boots, 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. An origi-nal musical adaptation of Charles Perraults tale of a very smart cat. Free. 360-675-5115

    WednesdayAug. 12

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    a Part-time Indian, 6:15-7:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Coupeville Library. Free. Join us for a discussion of this National Book Award winner by Sherman Alexie. All are welcome. Contact Leslie Franzen at [email protected] or 360-678-4911.

    Mask Yourself, 2 p.m., Aug. 12, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Break free from your secret identity and cre-ate a mask representing

    your inner superhero. Supplies provided. 360-675-5115

    Peter Pan, 3-3:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Coupeville Library. Free. Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. Contact Leslie Bakker at [email protected] or 360-678-4911 for more information.

    Literature & Laughter Book Group: The Absolutely True Diary of

    a Part-Time Indian, 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Coupeville Library. All are welcome. Contact Leslie Franzen at [email protected] or 360-678-4911.

    Thursday Aug. 13

    The Whidbey All-Island Community Band summer concert, 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, at Windjammer City Beach

    Park. Free. Features a vari-ety of music styles, includ-ing traditional military marches, classic pieces, popular tunes and some songs for dancing.

    Oak Harbor Fire Department visits the library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Free. Climb on board the OHFD truck and learn fire safety. 360-675-5115

    FridayAug. 14

    Create Your Unique Story, 2-4 p.m., Aug. 14, at Coupeville Library. There is a story inside you, one that is unique that no one else would tell. Is it a tragic romance? Are there dragons? Historical figures that are actually interplanetary scouts bent on dominating Earth? Join us for writing prompts to

    quickly write your story.

    Patrol Squadron NW Reunion 2015, 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. The main event will be held Saturday at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Cost is $60. Reunion of all former and current VP squad-rons from the Northwest. Hosted by VP-69 alumni.Contact Daryl Phillippi at [email protected] or 503-238-6020. https://vp69.wordpress.com/

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