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I recall when I learned to ski.
Went and bought equipment for me.
Boots, bindings, skis and pole
And sweaters, ski pants, you could see.
I looked the part, of a skier, of course,
But needed lessons to assure me
That I didn't break a leg or hit a tree.
Down the hill I went for a spin
Not realizing the trouble I was in.
Snowplow, she said over and over to me.
A basic move to do on that day,
To slow my descent down the hill.
I tried my best in my own way.
The following weeks, I learned to adore
The snow and the slope, like never before.
Making cutting turns, became a breeze,
When I did the right thing with my knees.
My Son skied with me; remember I can't;
Until I hit a bump and did a head plant.
My days of skiing are now years past,
But the memories hang on and will last,
To the end of my days, please let it be,
While I remember the first day I did ski.

Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011) Renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She founded The Green Belt Movement in 1977

French children’s book author Franck Prévot and illustrator Aurélia Fronty tell her remarkable story in Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees  - You can learn more at Brain Pickings in Maria Popovas's article "Planting trees as resistance and empowerment" 

Photo credit : The Green Belt Movement

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PIT Gun Exchange (Oak Harbor, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/10/2019 at 07:49AM Community Event Neighborhood Other See more by Kudos Community (264)

Join Pacific Indoor Tactical on the first Friday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm for their PIT Gun Exchange (Buy, Sell, Trade)!
 Bring in your firearm(s) for sale or trade with other patrons and get a discount on your transfer fee. 
Come meet other patrons, talk guns, and see what's available! 

Address: 951 NE 21st Ct., Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-720-2619

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Museum of Curious Things! (Oak Harbor, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/10/2019 at 07:22AM Art Community Event History Neighborhood Other See more by Kudos Community (264)

Come one, come all for an out-of-this-world experience! The Museum of Curious Things is visiting the Oak Harbor Library with a collection of oddities from around the world!

The Museum of Curious Things is housed in a vintage Airstream trailer and will be parked in front of the entrance to the Oak Harbor Library. This program is supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. For kids of all ages and their caregivers!

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Address: 1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-722-7459

A spirit lies deep within
To help my resolve
As I face each day.
The sorrow I see
When she is awake,
Is more than this
Grown man can handle.
A confused look in her eyes
As she tries to recall
In her mind,
The pills she must take;
The things she must do.
Task that we do from rote
Are not there for her.
She can still shower
And dress herself,
But will sometimes
Ask for my help.
"Something is wrong", she'll say.
I'll respond, "Put on your shoes".
That's not always the case,
But my choices are few,
As some issues are
Clothing related.

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Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding (Oak Harbor, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/09/2019 at 07:58AM Community Event Neighborhood Other Pets Wildlife See more by Kudos Community (264)

Come check out this neat workshop and learn some answers from professionals about your horses! 

Learn the answers to why your horse has mysterious lameness, cross firing at the canter, heavy on the fore, high/low syndrome in the hooves, unwillingness to pick up a lead, resistance to one rein, cinchy/girthy or cold-backed, posture issues or head shakers, auto-immune or allergies, not competing well and much more! After this informative workshop you will have a better understanding of what exactly is going on with your horse and you will leave with new resolutions for these problems! 

When: Friday, June 14th, 2019 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm!


Phone: 707-761-0655

Address: 27569 State Route 20 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 

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CIYC Fashion Show! (Camano Island, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/09/2019 at 07:47AM Art Community Event Food Lifestyle Neighborhood Other See more by Kudos Community (264)

Come see the latest fashions and enjoy lunch with your girlfriends! This is an exciting annual event hosted by the Camano Island Yacht Club. Spread the word!

When: Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Address: 129 N Sunset Blvd. Camano Island, WA 98282

Phone: 206-790-6205 

I see your refection in the mirror.
You don't see me, as I stare.
A mirror is an object that captures
Images but retains them not.
You look in the mirror; See an image,
Then it's gone. Much like life
Is on these days of remembrance.
Why does the fragile nature of life
Cease to enrapture and keep
All those things we hold dear?

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Paint at the Beach! (Camano Island, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/08/2019 at 07:51AM Art Community Event Neighborhood Other See more by Kudos Community (264)

Come enjoy coffee, donuts and painting at the gorgeous Camano Island State Park! Honestly, what could be better than that on a sunny summer morning!?

There will be a covered room right on the beach, for this intimate and fun paint party! Enjoy a beautiful view of Saratoga Passage. If you've never seen this beach, now is the perfect chance to bring dad out for a memorable morning, or come and paint this picture to keep! Everything is provided in this class along with step by step instructions.

Cost is $45 per person.

When: Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 10:30 am.

Please note that a Discover Pass is required for this park. Day passes are available for $10 upon request. 

Address: 2269 Lowell Point Rd, Camano, WA 98282

Phone: 360-387-3031

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Academy of Dance Spring Recital! (Stanwood, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/08/2019 at 07:38AM Community Event Music Neighborhood Other See more by Kudos Community (264)

The dancers at the Academy of Dance in Burlingtonhave been working on routines for the 2019 spring recital! Come support this awesome studio and watch their amazing performances!

When: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 pm!

Tickets are $20 per person if you buy them ahead of time or $25 per person if you buy them at the door.  

Address: 7400 272nd St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292

Phone: 360-629-1300