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"Showcase of the Arts" All-Island High School Art Show

Join us to honor the best of the best in teen art from our local Whidbey Island high schools-you will be amazed at their talent! Friday night reception from 5-8pm. Open to the public. Funded by: American Association of University Women/Whidbey Island and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Whidbey Allied Artists Art and Gift Show

WHIDBEY ALLIED ARTISTS Art and Gift Show May 6, 7, 8 Whidbey Allied Artists (WAA) is hosting their Art & Gift Show on May 6, 7 and 8. The show will be held in the beautiful historic town of Coupeville at the Recreational Hall located at the corner of Coveland and Alexander Streets. Over twenty artists will show and sell a wide variety of both traditional and nontraditional art. WAA is a collaborative group of artists from Whidbey Island who maintain a floating gallery of art, hosting several shows annually. Times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 6, 7, 8 (Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm). Admission is free. Any questions contact WhidbeyArtists@gmail.com. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Gray. Contact Email: victoriacharlotte21@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 3607202283. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, May 8, 2016, 6:00 PM. Coupeville, Whidbey Island.

Suva's Return to Coupeville Celebration

Come celebrate the return of the 1925 schooner Suva, Coupeville's flagship, to the historic Coupeville Wharf! Ribbon cutting at 1pm opens the 2016 season with dockside tours and nautical demos until 4pm; party on the upper deck from 5-7pm. Suva is owned and operated by the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation. Come join us. Become a volunteer/SUVAneer and sail back in time! Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free/Donations welcome. Contact Name: Captain Mark Saia. Contact Email: captainmarksaia@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-969-1791. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, May 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Coupeville Wharf.

Hebrew Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your Hebrew & learn useful cultural tips. The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Ebey's Reserve 50 Hr. FilmSlam

Calling all independent filmmakers – Enter the first ever Ebey’s Reserve 50 Hr. FilmSlam! Grab your camera and create a finished 3 to 6 minute film within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, all within 50 Hours. Surprise challenges will be part of the fun – and the clock is ticking! Check out the website and attend the Kick-Off event at Pacific Rim Institute - 5:30pm on May 6! FIND IT. FILM IT. SHOOT IT. Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Carol Castellano. Contact Email: carol_castellano@partner.nps.gov. Contact Phone: 360-678-6084. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, May 6, 2016, 5:30 PM. Kick Off event at Pacific Rim Institute 180 Parker Rd. Coupeville. For more info visit www.nps.gov.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Trudy Sundberg Lecture - Featuring Hedrick Smith

The inaugural Trudy Sundberg Lecture series featuring Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and Emmy award-winning producer of PBS Frontline, will be held at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley on Friday evening May 6, with a reception in Zech Hall beginning at 6 pm, lecture at 7pm; and at Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 7 at 7pm. Smith will discuss the concepts surrounding his most recent book, "Who Stole the American Dream?" This is the first of an annual series of lectures founded in honor of beloved Whidbey Island teacher and civic leader, Trudy Sundberg. Each year, a presentation by an eminent speaker will explore the areas of interest that Trudy shared: education, literature, history, the arts and civic engagement. This event is presented by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Wa… Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260.

Hearts & Hammers Annual Work Day

Hearts & Hammers Annual Work Day Rain or shine, beginning at 7:45 am at the South Whidbey High School, Saturday, May 7th, is the annual gathering of hundreds of volunteers for the Hearts & Hammers work day, bringing needed repairs to 35 homes on South Whidbey. A breakfast snack and a delicious dinner prepared under the direction of Useless Bay Coffee Company chef, Des Rock, will be offered to all volunteers and project home owners. Volunteers need to bring safety equipment such as gloves, goggles, protective shoes, a lunch and any tools that the house captains have requested. Young workers from age 12 to 15 are welcome to work with their parents with a medical release form; 16 to 17 year olds can work without parents but must have both a medical release form and a parental permission form. Go to www.heartsandhammers.com to obtain the form(s) to bring to your house captain. Last minute volunteers most welcome!! Auction: Come bid on a truck load of firewood!! Category: Charitable. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $0.00. Contact Name: Baz Stevens. Contact Email: baz@whiddbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-4410. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016. Kick-off breakfast and end-of-day dinner at South Whidbey High School. Projects assigned from Greenback to Clinton.

Six Stages of Mahamudra Meditation retreat

This annual retreat is a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty and quiet of Whidbey Island and take part in a full day guided meditation retreat with Gen Khedrub. This year we will focus on the sublime meditations on our own mind, as explained in the book Mahamudra Tantra. By recognizing our gross, subtle and very subtle mind directly we can find a deep inner peace, and a deep insight in to the ultimate nature of reality. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $45. Contact Name: Maryann. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016. Baby Island Community Club 3616 Saratoga Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast - Eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Coffee/Tea and orange juice. Category: Family. Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 (12 and under $4). Contact Name: Don Dubois. Contact Email: dondubois1@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 3606756839. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Whidby Masonic Lodge 8th & North Main Coupeville, WA. 98239.

Have a Heart Run

The 7th Annual Have a Heart Run is a family-friendly event located at beautiful Edgewater Park, just west of the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Washington. This event features a timed 5K/ 10K Run, 2K walk (dogs & strollers permitted), and a 1/2 Mile Kid's Run. All proceeds from this event will benefit Community Action of Skagit County who walks side by side with nearly one in five people in Skagit County on their path to stability and prosperity. Though they offer many different services which range from homeless prevention to nutrition support, the real produce that they offer is simple: hope. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10-$30, Couch to 5K Training- $70-$80, Kids under 9- FREE. Contact Name: Isabela Ordonez. Contact Email: isabelao@communityactionskagit.org. Contact Phone: 360 416-7585. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM. Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 AM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Whidbey Island Women's Wellness Retreat

Relax and pamper yourself in the community of other women. Learn about the Desire Map, how to love the skin you're in, to embrace your body, and what herbs you need for living now and after the zombie apocalypse. Meditate. Commune with nature. Eat amazing healthy food. And make new friends at this all day event--a Mother's Day gift to yourself. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $99 if register before April 1, $119 until April 21. Contact Name: Jill L. Ferguson. Contact Email: jill@womenswellnessweekends.com. Contact Phone: 6503467194. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Earth Sanctuary.

"Showcase of the Arts" All-Island High School Art Show

Join us to honor the best of the best in teen art from our local Whidbey Island high schools-you will be amazed at their talent! Open to the public. Funded by: American Association of University Women/Whidbey Island and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Day Trip to HamaHama Oysterama-Lilliwaup

Love oysters? They don’t get much fresher than this! Tours with ecologists and oyster growers, u-pick oysters and clams (bring your boots-we’ll bring the ice chest), beer and wine garden, music, and of course, delicious food options. This is a great opportunity to visit the Olympic Peninsula and enjoy the beautiful drive along the Hood Canal. Register by May 2nd. Category: Fairs & festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $44 members/$54 non-members of South Whidbey Senior Center. Contact Name: Lynae Slinden. Contact Email: Lynae@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:15 PM. Bus departs from South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Geology Tour at Ebey's Landing

Forged by glaciers, carved by wind and rain, our islands are the product of Earth’s most powerful forces. The geology of Ebey’s Landing tells stories that go back millennia. Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust on Saturday, May 7th from 10 am – noon as we explore this unique landscape and decipher nature’s ancient hieroglyphs of sand and stone. This event is free, but space is limited! Follow the web link to register. Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kyle Ostermick-Durkee. Contact Email: kyle@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 3602223310. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Ebey's Landing. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Island County Master Gardener Plant Clinic- Oak Harbor

Having trouble identifying a plant? Not sure where to place that new plant on your property? Let our expert master gardener's be of assistance. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Oak Harbor Home Depot Plant Nursery Section.

Island County Master Gardener Plant Cinic- Coupeville

Having trouble identifying a plant problem. Not sure where to place that new plant on your property? Let our expert master gardener's be of assistance. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-5558. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coupeville Farmers Market.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic- Freeland

Having trouble identifying a plant problem? Not sure where to place that new plant on your property? Let our expert Master Gardener's be of assistance. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Ace Hardeware Plant Nursery Section Freeland.

Path of Wisdom Relaxed Mind Weekend

A wonderful and rare opportunity to spend a weekend of teachings and practice with modern meditation master, Dza Kilung Rinpoche, author of The Relaxed Mind. Wise and pragmatic advice on meditation practice and how to bring that practice into our everyday lives to transform them. Kilung Rinpoche's book, A Relaxed Mind, will be available for sale during the weekend. Category: Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $50/day, $80 both days. Contact Name: Christine Lockhart. Contact Email: pkretreats@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360 341 4184. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, May 8, 2016, 4:00 PM. Yeshe Long House 6900 Humphrey Road Clinton Wa.

Telling Your Story: A Quick Introduction to Writing Memoir

Everyone has stories, and in this class professional memoirist Margaret Bendet will help you tell yours. Please bring a journal or notebook. Class size is limited; please preregister. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Mayfaire Celebration & 30th Anniversary

Whidbey Island Waldorf School welcomes to you our Annual MAYFAIRE Celebration And 30th Anniversary ! Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Maypole dances, field games, handcrafts and more. All day fun for the whole family ! Activities are free, snacks and drinks available for a small fee. Bring your friends and a picnic lunch for this perennial favorite festival ! 6335 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA For more information, call 360-341-5686 www.wiws.org. Category: Fairs & festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Admission , All Welcome. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 3603415686. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton, WA.

Christian Science lecture

Lois Carlson CSB of Chicago brings to her talk, "The healing power of unselfishness," 40 years experience in the healing ministry. Anchored in the Bible and the teachings of Christ Jesus, her remarks will show how honoring unselfishness as an innate quality has a direct impact on the health of the body and a general sense of well-being. Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Joy Oldemeyer. Contact Email: ebenezer5440@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 360 929 3330. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. First Church of Christ, Scientist 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor.

Clam Digging 101: Diggin' for Dinner

Clam Digging 101: Diggin’ for Dinner For all ages, youth with an adult. Get out of your shell at this informational and hands-on workshop on clamming in our area. Learn about gear, harvesting regulations, where to go, and practical instructions. Sample steamed clams and enjoy the beach at low tide. You’ll take home your clam harvest (health conditions permitting), a clam measuring tool, and yummy recipes for serving up your finds. Each person will need to bring shoes that can get wet and sandy, a 2+ gallon container that holds water, and a small shovel or hand cultivator for each person wanting to harvest clams. Limited space available, and class fills up, so register early! Max 30 The class is covered by a one-day educational group fishing license. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Food & drink. Government. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10* *No charge for children under the age of 5 years, max 2 per paying adult. Contact Name: Carrie. Contact Email: programs@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6788. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. TBA - a South Whidbey beach. For more info visit www.swparks.org.

Empty the Tanks Worldwide

Gatherings take place around the globe on this date to bring awareness to the many problems for captive whales and dolphins. The Coupeville Location focuses on the Orca Lolita/Tokitae who was captured in 1970 from Penn Cove, and has been performing at Miami Seaquariam for 46 years. For information on Lolita's retirement plan go to www.OrcaNetwork.org. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Wendy Sines. Contact Email: wendylsines@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-3543. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coupeville, WA and other locations.

Kids' Bird Festival

• See real raptors with Sarvey Wildlife Center • Take the Great Migration Challenge • Learn how to identify common birds • Make a bird feeder • Games, art activites and more! Regular museum admission applies - activities FREE with Admission Funded by the Pilchuck Audubon Society. Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall Street Everett, WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

The Healing Power of Unselfishness

The Healing Power of Unselfishness International speaker Lois Carlson will give an hour-long talk on Saturday, May 7 at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Oak Harbor (721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street) at 11:00 a.m. The topic, “The Healing Power of Unselfishness,” has grown out of her own personal experiences and healing. Carlson, who overcame her own issues with suicidal tendencies and drug addiction in college, is devoting her entire 2016 lecture circuit to this topic. Through her own experiences, she learned that through helping others, she was protected from self-absorption and, instead, absorbed in her own healing practice; that practice began for her while in college as she helped other people who were suffering as she had. Many of those healings were recognized by the Dean of Women who encouraged her to take her ministry seriously. Carlson has now enjoyed 40 years in the healing ministry of Christian Science and is a published author who teaches a course on Christian Science annually in… Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Marian Blue. Contact Email: blue@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-341-1630. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Christian Science Church 721 SW 20th Court Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.christiansciencesouthwhidbey.com.

Olympic UFO Meet Up

The first Saturday of the month Olympic UFO Meet Up will take place on May 7 from 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, located at 1841 Sheridan Ave. in Port Townsend. Robert Hastings's new film UFOs and Nukes: The Hidden Link Revealed will be shown. This superb film rigorously examines the officially-still-hidden history of UFO activity at nuclear weapons laboratories, test areas, storage depots, and missile sites--using authenticated files and the testimony of vetted military eyewitnesses. A noted author and lecturer, Robert Hastings has been researching the links between UFOs and nukes for more than 40 years. Those who believe they have experienced anomalous phenomena or would like to continue the discussion are invited to get together at a different location following the main meeting. For more information about the Olympic UFO Meet Up or the location of the after-meeting group, please call 360-344-2991 or email olympic.ufo@gmail.com. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Maurene Morgan. Contact Email: maurene.morgan4@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3603442991. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Quaker Meeting House 1841 Sheridan Ave. Port Townsend, WA.

Saturday Matinee @ the Library

At the height of the Cold War in 1960, the downing of an American spy plane and the pilot's subsequent capture by the Soviets draws Brooklyn attorney James Donovan into the middle of an intense effort to secure the aviator's release. Rated PG-13. Free popcorn provided by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Art Gallery ArtWalk

May at Whidbey Art Gallery Whidbey Art Gallery is pleased to premier unique art by Keith Scott, paintings by Mike Burroughs and photographs by George Johnson. Keith Scott’s art uses layers of recycled automotive paint. Built in layers, on the 3D pieces Keith adds a layer of clear urethane between layers to get the rigidity. He then carves, sands, and laminates the piece. Mike Burroughs creates in oil and watercolor. George Johnson will be showing a new series of Dahlia photographs producing a metal print with deep vibrant colors. Please join us for a reception on Saturday May 7th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy light refreshments and wander our gallery. Visit our 5 rooms of art enjoy our outdoor works of art. Embrace fiber, clay, recycled parts, glass, metal, sculptural and functional pieces of art. Open Gallery daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No Charge. Contact Name: Tom Hanify. Contact Email: hanify@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3602217675. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 220 Second Street Langley WA 98206.

Trudy Sundberg Lecture - Featuring Hedrick Smith

The inaugural Trudy Sundberg Lecture series featuring Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and Emmy award-winning producer of PBS Frontline, will be held at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley on Friday evening May 6, with a reception in Zech Hall beginning at 6 pm, lecture at 7pm; and at Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 7 at 7pm. Smith will discuss the concepts surrounding his most recent book, "Who Stole the American Dream?" This is the first of an annual series of lectures founded in honor of beloved Whidbey Island teacher and civic leader, Trudy Sundberg. Each year, a presentation by an eminent speaker will explore the areas of interest that Trudy shared: education, literature, history, the arts and civic engagement. This event is presented by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Wa… Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center 501 South Main Street Coupeville WA 98239.

Oyster Gardening

Oyster Gardening Learn to cultivate these seafood gems! Adults & Youth Ages 16+ Discover the fun and satisfaction of cultivating your own oyster garden on your beach. You will learn about suitable beaches, gear used, oyster types, and health and environmental considerations. You will assemble gear for your garden and receive oyster seed to begin growing oysters. The 3-day class will be held over three weekends, including a visit to an oyster garden and classroom time. Gardening experience is very helpful and will help you understand the attention required to maintain your oyster garden. What to bring: weather- and beach-appropriate attire and pictures of your own beach. Participants should have access to a private beach suitable for oyster growing, either through ownership or agreement with the owner. Suitable beaches have a firm gravel or cobble substrate at the 0 to +4 foot tide level and are not exposed to excessive wave action. Sandy beaches are less suitable but can grow oysters for a gardener de… Category: Classes & lectures. Food & drink. Government. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Fee: $25 plus additional materials fee of $140, to be collected after determining suitability of your beach for an oyster garden. Materials fee provides oyster bags, oyster seed, and gear for securing bags to the beach. Contact Name: Carrie Monforte. Contact Email: programs@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3602216788. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 5475 Maxwelton Road Langley, WA 98260 and the instructor's private residence on South Whidbey. For more info visit www.swparks.org.

Schooner Zodiac Mother's Day Brunch Sail

Treat mom to an amazing brunch on a classic 1920's sailing yacht. The Zodiac will depart its dock in historic Fairhaven village for a 3 and-a-half hour excursion on Bellingham Bay. Work up an appetite assisting the crew in raising the Zodiac's massive sails and take a turn at the ship's wheel to steer (under the captain's supervision of course). The Zodiac's chef will serve a wonderful brunch buffet fresh from the ship's galley. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $79 Adults, $59 Kids. Contact Name: Robert Boroughs. Contact Email: bob@schoonerzodiac.com. Contact Phone: 2067197622. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Schooner Zodiac 355 Harris Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225. For more info visit www.schoonerzodiac.com.

S.W. Tilth Sunday Farmers' Market

Come out and celebrate mothers' day with us. Kids of all ages can make a tea-cup card for their mother figures with Carla Walsh, local art teacher. This week's Sunday farmers' market features entertainment by local singer, song-writer, Sommer Harris. This talented acoustic mountain-folk musician graduated from South Whidbey High School some years back. Of course pick up your veggies and plant starts from our hard-working farm vendors. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Food & drink. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Angie Hart. Contact Email: market@southwhidbeytilth.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-0757. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. South Whidbey Tilth 2812 Thompson Rd Langley, Wa. For more info visit www.southwhidbeytilth.org.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Rosebud Spring Parent & Child Program

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents: The Rosebud Parent-Child Program with teacher Holly Koteen-Soule Our Rosebud Parent-Child program creates a warm, nurturing and supportive environment for children (birth to three years old) and their parents in which to discover together the joy of a Waldorf education. Parents are guided through child observation and work activities while children are invited to join in free and imaginative play. Circle time brings songs, verses, movement and more for parents and children to experience together. Led by Holly Koteen-Soule, a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher and Parent & Child leader for 25 years. Our Spring 2016 session runs five Mondays, April 25-May 23, from 9 am until 11 am. Tuition is $125.00 per family. Classes are held on our campus at 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton. Register by email to our Enrollment Director karina@wiws.org www.wiws.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Families. Cost: $125 for 5 classes. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 3603415686. Monday, May 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton 98236.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, May 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island monthly meeting

The Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island will hold its monthly meeting on Monday May 9th at 1:15 p.m. The program will be presented by Jill Morelli on “Top 10 Tech Tools for Genealogists. Jill Morelli writes and lectures extensively in the Puget Sound (WA) area on subjects related to genealogy and her German and Scandinavian heritage. She is presently researching 19th century migration decision-making and insanity in the late 1800s. Her blog at http://genealogycertification.wordpress.com covers methodology and problem solving for the “on-the-clock” genealogist. Jill says that she is not a technophile but she has located tools that she considers essential to research that might assist your efforts as well. Monday May 9th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m. Genealogy Basics Class: "Why use a genealogical computer program?" Leader: Mary Sue Kriefall Beyond Basics Class: "Evernote: Equal to, or Better than Sliced Bread?" Leader: Jerry Case . GSSWI meets in Freeland at Trinity Lutheran Churc… Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: First two meetings are Free. Contact Name: Janice Martin. Contact Email: gardenerjan@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-5562. Monday, May 9, 2016, 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church, WA-525 & Woodard Avenue, Freeland, WA.

Property Tax Assistance Programs

Property Tax Assistance Programs offered by the State of Washington are available to qualified taxpayers whose primary residence is located in the State of Washington. Income qualification levels changed in 2016; you may now qualify. If you are at least 61 years old and your household income is below $40,000, you may qualify for participation in one of the state assistance programs, subject to program parameters: • Exemption Program for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons • Deferral Program for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons • Deferral Program for Homeowners with Limited Income These programs are administered locally in Island County by the Assessor’s Office. You are invited to join Island County Exemptions Program Coordinator Kristina Mayhew and Deputy Treasurer Chris Root for a presentation about these programs, including application information, and the resulting changes to your property taxes, on Monday May 9, 12:30 – 2:30 PM at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St (360) 279-4580. Category: Government. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $0.00. Contact Name: Kristina Mayhew. Contact Email: K.Mayhew@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 360-678-7853. Monday, May 9, 2016, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St, Oak Harbor (360) 279-4580. For more info visit www.islandcountywa.gov.

Therapeutic Touch Introductory Seminar

Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a holistic care practice directing universal energy with intention and compassion to provide an environment for healing. Creating a healing environment is the essence of what Florence Nightingale believed nursing to be. Therapeutic touch was developed by Delores Krieger, RN, PhD, and Dora Kunz, a natural healer in 1972. TT is taught in over 100 schools of nursing worldwide and is an effective researched modality for many conditions including but not limited to: hypertension, wound healing, chemo-therapeutic side effects and, pain reduction. Anyone with the intention of heart and openness of mind to help another and desire to learn can benefit from and learn Therapeutic Touch. This event is open to the public. Patricia Connell, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, QTTT, CCHT Patricia has practiced TT since 1976 and taught it since 1978. As a nurse she has utilized TT effectively in many health care environments – acute care, home health, hospice, long term care, a nurse managed health clinic… Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, May 9, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning the basics of Microsoft Word. In this hands-on class you'll learn to create and save a document, print, and utilize other useful commands. This class is intended for computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, May 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Tween STEAM Club

Join us for this 4 part series. April 11 • Chemistry April 18 • Electricity & Magnetism May 2 • Dry Ice May 9 • Physics Hands on STEAM fun! Join other tweens (9-13 or in 4th-8th grade) for after-school workshops. Attendance at all four is not required, but is recommended. Space is limited, so please be sure to register! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-2405. Monday, May 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA. For more info visit sno-isle.org.

Book Signing and discussion

Gail Rognan and the Coupeville Library cordially invite you to attend a book signing for Gail's book, I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls. Rognan offers a raw, candid account of how she “grew a pair” when diagnosed with breast cancer and found her voice, realizing that in order to live she had to speak up and risk being judged and criticized. Through her story, Rognan shares how our mind, body and spirit intersect to help us heal ourselves; how alternative treatments can be combined with traditional health treatments; how to listen to ourselves and avoid illness; and how illness can teach us about who we really are. Book signing and reading will be on Monday, May 9th, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 PM. Books will be available for purchase. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Gail Rognan. Contact Email: gail.rognan@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-617-7922. Monday, May 9, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Coupeville Library.

German Chat

This conversation group is facilitated by a long time resident of Germany who is passionate about German culture. Please drop in to these weekly gatherings to dust off your German, explore rich German culture, and meet other travelers and language enthusiasts in a friendly informal atmosphere. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Monday, May 9, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Meet the Author: Gail Rognan

Meet author Gail Rognan. When a cancer diagnosis rocked her world she had to find strength and serenity. In "I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls" Rognan offers a raw, candid account of how she "grew a pair" and found her voice, realizing that in order to live she had to speak up and risk being judged. Her unconventional path to healing is both a memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. Books available for sale and signing. Supported by the Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, May 9, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:00 PM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

French Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your French, learn useful cultural tips, and meet other Francophiles & travelers. Basic familiarity with French is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Parkinsons Disease Support Group

Informal support group for Parkinsons Disease Patients and caregivers. Lots of info available from veterans of the disease, plus hand outs and the latest news on medications and potential cures. 10 am to noon, 2nd Tuesday of each month. Left hand side entrance of the Bayview Senior Center Phone 321-1600. Category: Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: none. Contact Name: Carolyn Hansen. Contact Email: wchansen292@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-279-1785. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley.

More "Beyond the Basics" of iPhone Training

Instructor Mike Brogan, Certified Apple Consultant is back for another session. This class will help you learn more sophisticated touch interactions that will let you accomplish tasks faster, faster ways to change settings, access your camera and photos, advanced battery savings techniques, and more. Bring your questions and get them answered by a professional. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $25 Senior Center Member $35 Non-member. Contact Email: reception@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. South Whidbey Senior Activity Center 14594 State Route 525 Langley, WA 98260.

Gifts of Sensitivity: The Highly Sensitive Person

Learn about the gifts and challenges of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Catherine VanWetter leads an interactive discussion and provides helpful information for HSP as well as their partners, parents and friends. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Evergreen Community Orchestra

Like Making Music? Evergreen Community Orchestra's new season is here! Please join us Tues. evenings, 6 pm, at NW Music Hall, behind Everett Mall, for rehearsals. We are a community orchestra and play for the love of making music. Fabulous teaching director, and happy welcoming and helpful members. Like us on Facebook, Evergreen Community Orchestra, check us out at http://musichallcommunityorchestra.org. ECO is a non profit organization. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Email for information. Contact Name: Karen Wenzel. Contact Email: EvergreenCommunityOrchestra@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-359-3489. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington 98208. For more info visit musichallcommunityorhestra.org.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters Meeting

Fear of public speaking? Fear not! Come check us out anytime! We provide a supportive and positive learning experience while developing communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self confidence and personal and professional growth. Whatever your level, we're here for you to support you at your own pace! All meetings are open to the public! Please enter through south (left side) of building and arrive a little early to check in... Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@toastmastersclubs.org. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. VFW Oak Harbor, 3037 Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor. For more info visit whidbeysounders.toastmastersclubs.org.

Stop Trafficking Awareness Community Event

Hear the shocking true story of two All-American teenage girls tricked into trafficking. 18 year old Brianna was an honor-roll student, cheerleader and worked at a local cafe. 13 year old Lacy was an active member of her youth group and a volunteer in her community. The 20-minute video is designed to equip preteens and teens to protect themselves and others from being trapped in the horrific and violent sex industry. We hope you will join us to learn more about this threat to our communities and how you can be proactive. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kathy Sechrist. Contact Email: sechristk@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-3951. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Performing Arts Center, Coupeville MS/HS.

Monthly Members' Meeting

Our guest speakers this month include Sherrye Wyatt of Whidbey Camano Tourism discussing tourism in Island County and Rene Neff of Island Shakespeare Festival talking about this coming season under Henry the Tent. All current or prospective members are welcome. Coffee and nosh will be provided. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Michaleen McGarry. Contact Email: langley@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.6765. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Prima Bistro 201 1/2 1st Street, Langley, WA 98260.

Coworking for Writers

Write together with others who share your values: collaboration, openness, community, accessibility, sustainability. Coworking at the Old Bayview School offers an inspiring environment where writers work side by side without the distractions of home. An opportunity to be creative, but without the isolation often experienced by artists. All writers welcome. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free for Whidbey Is. Writers Assoc. members, $5 donation for non-members. Contact Name: Sean Keeley. Contact Email: Seanmkeeley@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-207-6885. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Old Bayview School 5611 Bayview Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit wiwa.nila.edu.

Ready Readers: Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Libraries, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WorkSource Orientation

An overview of available WorkSource services to help you with your job hunt. This includes skill and career assessments, labor market information, resume and interviewing assistance, training and more. You also get connected to Go2WorkSource.com, the premier online resource for findings jobs in Washington state. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Clinton Book Group

Everyone is welcome to join our discussion of "We Are Water" a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy by New York Times bestselling author, Wally Lamb. Books are available for check out a month prior to the discussion at the Clinton Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Clinton Library 4781 Deer Lake Rd, Clinton, WA.

Ready Readers: Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WorkSource: Effective Applications, Resumes and Cover Letters

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey who you are to a prospective employer, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Roleplaying Game Club

Come join the adventure! Grab your sword and ready your spells, glory is waiting for you! Dungeons and Dragons is the most successful and well loved fantasy roleplaying game in the world. Join your friends and try your hand at creating your own heroic saga. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

Meditation on Whidbey Island is a growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Maryann. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

Spanish Chat

Drop in to this weekly conversation group to brush up on your Spanish, as well as learn useful cultural tips in a friendly informal atmosphere. Basic familiarity with Spanish is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Suicide Grief Support Group

This is a time for individuals who have had a loved one die of suicide and would like to meet with others to learn some coping strategies ways to move forward through your grief and other feelings. Registration is requested by contacting Dave Bieniek, Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Whidbey General at 360-321-1372 or bienid@whidbeygen.org There is no charge for this event. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Dave Bieniek, Bereavement Coordinator. Contact Email: bienied@whidbeygen.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1372. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Hospice of Whidbey General 202 N. Main St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Literature & Laughter Book Group: The Widower's Tale

Join us for a discussion of "The Widower's Tale" by Julia Glass. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Whidbey Fly Fishing Club

The Whidbey Fly Fishing Club will meet on May 11th. at the Race Road fire house South of Coupeville. We will discuss our recent trip to Ea. Wa. and upcoming trips. This month's feature guest is a Montana Guide and author who will speak on "Small Montana Streams." The social hour will start at 6:30pm See you there. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: clayton wright. Contact Phone: 360-969-5963. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Race Road fire house in Coupeville. For more info visit www.wiffc.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Whidbey Fly Fishing Club

The fly club meets to discuss upcoming outings, listen to guest speakers and share techniques in fly fishing. It is a great opportunity for the experienced fly guy as well as the beginner wanting help with equipment, fly selection etc. This is an informal gathering meant to have fun. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: clayton wright. Contact Email: cdwright9@aol.com. Contact Phone: 3609695963. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Day Rd. Firestation 3253 Day Road, Greenbank.

Day Trip to Nordic Heritage Museum & North Seattle Gardens

Discover the Scandinavian history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with a visit to the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard then head to Golden Gardens for a picnic lunch. After lunch, take a tour of the beautiful Carl S. English Botanical Gardens and the Ballard Locks before returning to Whidbey. Category: Arts & entertainment. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Seniors. Cost: $45 members/$55 non-members of So. Whidbey Sr. Ctr. Contact Name: Lynae Slinden. Contact Email: Lynae@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. Depart from Bayview Hall Parking Lot (Bayview Market Location), Langley, WA 98260.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of Peter Heller's "Dog Stars." Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. For adults. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading.Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Sri Sri Yoga

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class that will recharge your energy, and relax the mind. No prior experience with yoga is necessary to attend. Please bring your yoga mat & blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Whidbey Veterans Resource Center Hours

All U.S. veterans are invited to attend the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center activities. Many activities, including support groups, writing groups, sailing, equestrian, and others are conducted free or very low cost for veterans and their families. Category: Government. Organizations. Reunions. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: April Pomroy. Contact Email: aprilp.wvrc@gmail.com. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 14096 SR 525 Bayview, WA.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading.Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes (Pre-Diabetes)

Thursdays, May 5- June 9, 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Freeland Library. This FREE workshop series, developed by Stanford University, offers practical skills for self-managemet, No admission after the second session, as each session builds upon the previous one. Available to all ages 18 and older, family and friends. Contact Debbie Metz at dmetz@island seniorservices or 360-321-1600, ext 23 for more information or to register. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Debbie Metz. Contact Email: dmetz@islandseniorservices.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Avenue Freeland.

Friends of the Coupeville Library Potluck Meeting

Bring a dish and a friend - join this "can-do" group for fellowship and an update on 2016 activities. New members always welcome. Category: Food & drink. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Cultivating Compassionate Balance ~ 8-Week Series

Cultivating Compassionate Balance (CCB) is a unique blend of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, contemporary psychology, and scientific research. You’ll learn how to: engage your inner critic with compassion by embracing acceptance for self and others; enhance vitality by recognizing and harmonizing with your body’s energy flow; reduce rumination by settling and focusing your mind; and learn techniques for communicating authentically and from the heart. Classes include meditation, lecture, discussion, in-class partner and small group listening and communication exercises, as well as audio recordings guided meditations. Amy Colvin has 20 years of Taoist meditation experience, is a certified facilitator of Standford's CCT program, and has been facilitating meditation since 2011. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $295 if registered by March 17th, $325 if registered after March 17th. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 500 W Section St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273.

Greenbank Progressive Club Meeting & Potluck

The Greenbank Progressive Club will hold its monthly potluck dinner and meeting on Thursday, May 12th at the Bakken & Firehouse Roads Clubhouse in Greenbank. The program for the evening will be Forrest Rambo, the new Executive Director of the Greenbank Farm. He will talk about the status of the Farm and his plans and goals for the future, with an opportunity for questions and answers afterward. Meet and greet will begin at 6:00 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service. For more information, please call 360-678-2059. For rental of the Greenbank Hall, please call 360-678-4813. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: No cost, bring potluck dish. Contact Name: Janice Martin. Contact Email: gardenerjan@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-2059. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Greenbank Clubhouse 3090 Firehouse Road Greenbank, WA.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

WICA Community Open House

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WICA! CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ARTS AND CULTURE WICA opened its doors on May 16, 1996 after a ten-year, grassroots effort to raise 1.2 million dollars – an unheard of amount for a community project at that time. Ten years later the community rallied again to double WICA’s capacity in the “Stage Two” expansion, adding a green room, scene shop, dressing rooms, costume and prop storage, administrative offices, and a second performance venue to the campus. Throughout all these changes, the mission of the WICA has remained the same – to provide a diverse season of high-quality, multi-disciplinary artistic programming, in addition to creating educational and participation opportunities. In the words of founding board member Debra Waterman, WICA is “a gathering place for artistic expression and social connections” and a cultural hub for the city of Langley, South Whidbey, and beyond. In celebration of these achievements, the entire community is invited to the Arts Center to take a stroll down m… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Food for Thought: Book Discussion

It's satisfying to see someone get their just desserts. Join us for some delicious discussion as we talk about favorite novels where characters get their due. "Let Them Eat Cake" by Gesine Bullock-Prado is our featured cookbook. Just desserts will be served! Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Writing for Children Workshop

Children's author Lois V. Harris offers a critiquing workshop covering the elements, in-person and online critiques, etiquette, and guidelines. Learn to discuss manuscripts and receive feedback on your work from the instructor and other students. Bring two copies of the first five pages of your work Handout with critiquing tips will be provided. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $49. Contact Name: Tee Davis Overby. Contact Email: Tee.DavisOverby@skagit.edu. Contact Phone: 360-416-7638. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus.

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

Bus trip to the Nordic Heritage Museum and North Seattle Gardens

includes transportation, ferry, ticket to Museum, and picnic box lunch. Register by Tuesday, May 10. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $45 members/$55 non-members of So. Whidbey Sr. Ctr. Contact Email: reception@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8:30 PM – Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:00 AM. Depart/Return Bayview Hall Parking Lot Corner of State Route 525 & Brooks Hill Road Langley, WA 98260.

2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: The Emperor of All Maladies

Enjoy reading nonfiction? Join the discussion of "The Emperor of All Maladies" by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Hebrew Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your Hebrew & learn useful cultural tips. The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Friday, May 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Basket Raffle and Silent Auction

Come help the BVE PTA raise money for the Broad View Elementary Explorers at the “Around The World” themed Basket Raffle & Silent Auction. Monies raised are used to fund playground equipment, field trips, teacher allocation funds, and after-school enrichment classes. There will be a carnival filled with family-fun filled activities, face-painting, music, and the chance to win great donated gifts. We have some great baskets in the raffle – LEGO, Star Wars, Gardening, And Everything Chocolate baskets, just to name a few. And, the talented and renowned Wildcat Catering will be hosting "around the world" themed tapas! This event is open to the public. Category: Charitable. Audience: Families. Cost: raffle tickets $1, tapas punch cards $5, carnival is free! Contact Name: Kerri Totten. Contact Email: bve.ptaboard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-682-6399. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor High School; Student Union Building.

Bayview Community Dance with P.E.T.E.

Come listen and dance to free live music for the Bayview Community Dance with P.E.T.E. from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13. P.E.T.E. is the ultimate garage band with your all-time favorite rock-n-roll! The dances are located at Bayview Hall, 5642 Rd. Langley, WA. Admission is free but donations for the band are encouraged. Shows are brought to you by Goosefoot and Bayview Hall. For more information contact us at 360-321-4145 or www.goosefoot.org. Category: Music. Audience: Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lis David. Contact Email: lis@goosefoot.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-4145. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bayview Hall 5642 Bayview Rd. Langley, WA 98260.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

The Rural Characters Variety Show

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WICA! CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ARTS AND CULTURE Join us as The Rural Characters host a variety show featuring many of the artists who have graced the stage over two decades, including: Sing!Chronicity (the very first performers at WICA!), Whidbey Island Dance Theatre, Saratoga Chamber Players, The Heggeness Valley Boys, WOW! Stories, Troy Chapman, Judith Adams, theatre skits, Drew Christie Animation, and more! Ticket early, these shows will sell out! All Seats $22 Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour before the event. PURCHASING TICKETS Visit www.wicaonline.org for online ticketing Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at 800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268 In Person: Visit the Box Office at 565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260 **Online Tickets Purchases are available until 12-Noon the day of the show.** BOX OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday through Saturday 1pm - 6pm and 2 hours before every show. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast - Eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Coffee/Tea and orange juice. Category: Family. Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 (12 and under $4). Contact Name: Don Dubois. Contact Email: dondubois1@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 3606756839. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Whidby Masonic Lodge 8th & North Main Coupeville, WA. 98239.

34th Annual Bay View Women's Run & Walk

34th Annual Bay View Women's Run & Walk, raising dollars for Skagit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services and Women's Health. This is available to all fitness levels and open to all ages and genders. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 to run, kids under 12 free. Contact Name: Christie Peterson. Contact Email: info@bayviewwomensrun.com. Contact Phone: 360-757-4815. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 10441 Bayview-Edison Road Padilla Bay Interpretive Center.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 AM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

How to Write a Successful Picture Book

Best-selling author Bonny Becker, of the "Visitor For Bear" series, presents: • what makes a good picture book idea • specific steps for creating a good story • how to work with illustrations in mind • how to submit your work Then, create your own picture book. Come with a picture book already in mind, or develop an original idea in class. Create your own “dummy”—a mock-up of your book that will show you how to work with illustrations and the specific page and length requirements of picture books. (Supplies provided.) Offered by the Whidbey Island Writers Association. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: $200; $185 for WIWA members. Contact Name: Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. Contact Email: wiwa@nila.edu. Contact Phone: 350-331-0307. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Old Bayview School 5611 Bayview Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

6th Annual Spring Shred Event

Soroptimist International of South Whidbey and Coastal Community Bank are hosting their 6th Shred Event. This is a great time to securely dispose of your personal and business financial records. Donations collected will go to the Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island's Grants and Scholarships Program. Category: Charitable. Schools. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Minimum donation is $5 for small box; $10 for large box or garbage bag. Contact Name: Tara Long. Contact Email: tlong@coastalbank.com. Contact Phone: 425.349.2628. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church (parking lot) 18341 SR 525 Freeland, WA 98249.

Computer Basics: Files and Folders

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning the basics of digital file management. Learn practical techniques to create a streamlined, user friendly file storage approach for all your digital assets. This class is intended for computer users comfortable with a keyboard and mouse. For Windows and Mac users. Take charge of your data! A limited number of laptops will be provided. Please preregister to reserve a laptop. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Earth Sciences for Kids at Ebey's Landing

The dramatic beauty of our island’s beaches and bluffs is something to enjoy and cherish. But have you ever wondered what made them? The rocks, sand, and living organisms are full of clues! Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust on Saturday, May 14th from 10 am – noon as we explore the effects of wind, rain, waves, and sun on our island shores. This is a family friendly event aimed at elementary and middle school kids aged 10-13. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the tour. The event is free, but space is limited! Follow the weblink to register. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kyle Ostermick-Durkee. Contact Email: kyle@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 3602223310. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Ebey's Landing. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Environmental Troubadour Dana Lyons: Songs and Stories for the Whole Family

Kick off the 25th Anniversary of the Penn Cover Water Festival with internationally known, Bellingham based environmental troubadour Dana Lyons, as he carries on the legacy of artists such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Dana's concerts are a mix of comedy and ballads and are great for the whole family. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Gifts of Sensitivity: the Highly Sensitive Person

Learn about the gifts and challenges about being a Highly Sensitive Person, as Catherine VanWetter leads an interactive discussion and provides helpful information for Highly Sensitive People as well as their partners, parents, and friends. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic- Freeland

Having trouble identifying a plant problem? Not sure where to place that new plant on your property? Let our expert Master Gardener's be of assistance. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Ace Hardware Plant Nursery Section Freeland.

Penn Cove Water Festival

Celebrating our Native American heritage this one-day free, family festival features tribal canoe races, Native American arts and crafts, demonstrations, story telling, music and dance performances, educational displays, and youth activities. Category: Fairs & festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Admission. Contact Name: Vicky Reyes. Contact Email: PennCovewaterfestival@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-682-5250. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Front and Ninth Streets Coupeville on Whidbey Island.

STARS Training Series: Building Blocks of Reading

How we read with kids makes a difference! Learn research-based tips to make reading more interactive and effective in building early literacy skills in children ages birth – 5 years old. Earn STARS Credits for free. Registration required. Find more information at sno-isle.org/kids/stars. 2 STARS credits per workshop. Funded by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Family. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Fashion Show and Luncheon

Oak Harbor Emblem Club Fashion Show and Luncheon May 14th - noon Fashions by Christopher and Banks $15 for Tickets contact Diana Tiegs at 425-774-5680 or Rosemary Morrison at 360-675-2482. Category: Food & drink. Organizations. Service clubs. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Diana Tiegs. Contact Email: dltiegs@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-774-5680. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor Elks Lodge 155 Ernst Street.

Inside Passage Book Launch

Celebrate the launch of local author (Oso) Susan Marie Conrad’s adventure memoir "Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage." The book, billed as the seafaring equivalent to Cheryl Strayed’s "Wild," is about Susan’s 1,148-mile solo sea kayak expedition from Anacortes, WA to Juneau, AK. Come listen to this story of the sea and soul. Susan will share stories and images from her journey up the western seaboard. Enjoy live music, complimentary wine and beer, refreshments, and the company of others. Enter to win one of many raffle drawings to raise funds for Washington Water Trails’ programs that protect and steward access to Washington’s waterways. Hardcover autographed copies will be available at $24.95 each. The event is free and open to the public, however pre-registration is encouraged. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Conrad. Contact Email: susanmarieconrad@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 4062498086. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. REI Seattle, 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle. For more info visit www.rei.com.

The Rural Characters Variety Show

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WICA! CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ARTS AND CULTURE Join us as The Rural Characters host a variety show featuring many of the artists who have graced the stage over two decades, including: Sing!Chronicity (the very first performers at WICA!), Whidbey Island Dance Theatre, Saratoga Chamber Players, The Heggeness Valley Boys, WOW! Stories, Troy Chapman, Judith Adams, theatre skits, Drew Christie Animation, and more! Ticket early, these shows will sell out! All Seats $22 Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour before the event. PURCHASING TICKETS Visit www.wicaonline.org for online ticketing Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at 800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268 In Person: Visit the Box Office at 565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260 **Online Tickets Purchases are available until 12-Noon the day of the show.** BOX OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday through Saturday 1pm - 6pm and 2 hours before every show. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260.

2016 Master Gardener Educational Series

" Herb Class, Caring for and Curing". Presenter: Toni Grove Toni has a BS in herbal science, is a writer, herbalist,and is a Master Gardener. This is a hands on , learning all about planting, growing, harvesting and preserving herbs. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Stansberry Cottage Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Greenbank.

Slow Food Whidbey Island's Foraging for Edibles

In this unique three-part event, come learn what wild plants can be used as delicious and unique ingredients in your daily meals. Educator, farmer, and fifth generation Coupeville native Kelsi Franzen will engage all of your senses first on a hike, where we will learn to identify some common edibles in several Pacific Northwest ecosystems, followed by a presentation on how to create meals inspired by and infused with Whidbey Island's wild and cultivated foods. Kelsi Franzen holds a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Environmental Education and Non-Profit Administration from Western Washington University, in partnership with North Cascades Institute, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Education from Western Washington University. Program cost will be $15 for a one-hour foraging tour on the Pacific Rim Institute grounds followed by a one-hour presentation in the auditorium for $10.00. There will be a one hour break between the two events to allow people to tour the Pacific Rim hoop hous… Category: Classes & lectures. Food & drink. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 and $10. Contact Name: Kathy Floyd. Contact Email: kathy46@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603315814. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Pacific Rim Institute 180 Parker Rd. Coupeville, WA.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Evergreen Community Orchestra Spring Concert

Spring Classics Concert Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart "Air" from Violin Concerto No.1 - Goldmark Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 - Greig. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free - donations accepted. Contact Name: Myrna Overstreet. Contact Email: myrovers@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425-252-6542. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Northwest Music HaLL at the Everett Mall near Macy's.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wednesdays & Sundays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Rosebud Spring Parent & Child Program

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents: The Rosebud Parent-Child Program with teacher Holly Koteen-Soule Our Rosebud Parent-Child program creates a warm, nurturing and supportive environment for children (birth to three years old) and their parents in which to discover together the joy of a Waldorf education. Parents are guided through child observation and work activities while children are invited to join in free and imaginative play. Circle time brings songs, verses, movement and more for parents and children to experience together. Led by Holly Koteen-Soule, a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher and Parent & Child leader for 25 years. Our Spring 2016 session runs five Mondays, April 25-May 23, from 9 am until 11 am. Tuition is $125.00 per family. Classes are held on our campus at 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton. Register by email to our Enrollment Director karina@wiws.org www.wiws.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Families. Cost: $125 for 5 classes. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 3603415686. Monday, May 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton 98236.

Meet the Author: Edward Drum, M.D.

“Quarantine Access,” a novel set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, leads readers through a web of political and medical intrigue. Lieutenant Commander Peter Tierney searches for answers after the sudden death of his friend, Commander Charles Brewer, at a naval base on Puget Sound. For adults. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, May 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Meet Poet Anastacia Renee Tolbert

Queer super-shero of color moonlighting as writer and performance artist, Anastacia Renee Tolbert has received awards and fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Jacks Straw, Ragdale and Artist Trust. She was recently selected as the 2015-16 poet-in-residence at Hugo House in Seattle. A Pushcart nominee (2015), Tolbert's poetry, fiction and nonfiction have been published widely. Funded by Skagit Valley College. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, May 16, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

German Chat

This conversation group is facilitated by a long time resident of Germany who is passionate about German culture. Please drop in to these weekly gatherings to dust off your German, explore rich German culture, and meet other travelers and language enthusiasts in a friendly informal atmosphere. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Monday, May 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Monday, May 16, 2016, 6:00 PM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, May 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Astronomy for Everyone

Basic astronomy principles and other select topics presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. ICAS is dedicated to astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. No experience necessary. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, May 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group

Join us for a great book discussion of John Mortimer's "Rumpole of the Bailey." Horace Rumpole, the irreverent, iconoclastic, claret-swilling, poetry-spouting barrister at law, is among the most beloved characters of English crime literature. He is not a particularly gifted attorney, nor is he particularly fond of the law by courts if it comes to that, but he'd rather be swinging at a case than bowing to his wife Hilda, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

French Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your French, learn useful cultural tips, and meet other Francophiles & travelers. Basic familiarity with French is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Friends of the Freeland Library Meeting

Join us for light snacks, cake and conversation at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library. A special program features author Gloria Koll, whose book, Skipping Stones, personalizes early Scandinavian immigration. Gloria's readings will be alternated with Norwegian and early American songs played and sung by Mary McLeod. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Open House - Whidbey Island Conservation District

Do you know what your local Conservation District is doing every day to protect Whidbey’s natural resources? For 49 years, WICD has worked collaboratively with Whidbey residents to help people responsibly and efficiently manage their land and natural resources. Here’s an opportunity to learn more: The Whidbey Island Conservation District invites the public to their Annual Open House on Tuesday, May 17, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the Coupeville Library. Meet District staff and supervisors, learn more about how the District serves Whidbey Island residents, and join us in honoring the accomplishments of several of your Island neighbors. Time for networking and refreshments begins at 3:30 pm. The awards presentation for Outstanding Cooperators and Partners will begin at 4:00 pm followed by an overview of the Budget and Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2017. The Coupeville Library is located at 788 NW Alexander Street. Parking is available in the gravel lot next to the library, look for Conservation District signs. For m… Category: Government. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Karen Bishop. Contact Email: karen@whidbeycd.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4708. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St.

Evergreen Community Orchestra

Like Making Music? Evergreen Community Orchestra's new season is here! Please join us Tues. evenings, 6 pm, at NW Music Hall, behind Everett Mall, for rehearsals. We are a community orchestra and play for the love of making music. Fabulous teaching director, and happy welcoming and helpful members. Like us on Facebook, Evergreen Community Orchestra, check us out at http://musichallcommunityorchestra.org. ECO is a non profit organization. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Email for information. Contact Name: Karen Wenzel. Contact Email: EvergreenCommunityOrchestra@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-359-3489. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington 98208. For more info visit musichallcommunityorhestra.org.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Meet the Author: Dave Anderson, Spill: Oil and Orcas in the Salish Sea

Dave Anderson’s new novel invites you to imagine what might happen if a container ship oil spill happened in the Salish Sea. Meet the author and join the discussion about how the effects of such a spill could affect our local environment. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

CERT Skills Workshop

CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. It is a global effort by Citizens Corps, a part of FEMA. It is designed to prepare yourself for an emergency; as well as to help your family and neighbors through the possibility of difficult days. The goal of Island County CERT is to give citizens TRAINED responses in a disaster and provide continual skills education. Our skills workshops are scheduled for once a month, for 2 hour blocks. In these meetings we will offer skills and information to help you in your CERT duties. Instructors will pass information along from other preparedness groups and give participants an in depth review of individual chapters of the CERT manual. Each meeting also allows time for networking of neighbors and communities. There is no pre-registration needed. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jody Jeffers. Contact Email: certislandcoordinator@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3603006069. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Langley - Station 34, 820 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260, United States.

Coworking for Writers

Write together with others who share your values: collaboration, openness, community, accessibility, sustainability. Coworking at the Old Bayview School offers an inspiring environment where writers work side by side without the distractions of home. An opportunity to be creative, but without the isolation often experienced by artists. All writers welcome. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free for Whidbey Is. Writers Assoc. members, $5 donation for non-members. Contact Name: Sean Keeley. Contact Email: Seanmkeeley@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-207-6885. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Old Bayview School 5611 Bayview Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit wiwa.nila.edu.

Digital Downloads-Zinio Magazines

Learn how to access free library magazines on your computer or mobile device. This class provides an overview of these exciting services and the information needed to start enjoying them on your own. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help after the overview. This class is intended for computer users comfortable with a keyboard and mouse. For Windows and Mac users. A limited number of laptops will be available. Please preregister to reserve a laptop for this class. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

Meditation on Whidbey Island is a growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Maryann. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award

Please join us for Island County's annual Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award Ceremony. This event is organized by the Island County Board of Health, Community Health Advisory Board, and Public Health department as a way to recognize the many individuals that go above and beyond to make our community healthier. Please RSVP by contacting Laura Luginbill. Category: Benefit. Government. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Laura Luginbill. Contact Email: l.luginbill@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606797350. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge 63 Jacobs Road Coupeville, WA 98239.

Spanish Chat

Drop in to this weekly conversation group to brush up on your Spanish, as well as learn useful cultural tips in a friendly informal atmosphere. Basic familiarity with Spanish is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Bayview Community Dance with KA 1

Come listen and dance to free live music for the Bayview Community Dance with KA 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. KA 1 will perform music of Zimbabwe with Marimba, Mbira and more! The dances are located at Bayview Hall, 5642 Rd. Langley, WA. Admission is free but donations for the band are encouraged. Shows are brought to you by Goosefoot and Bayview Hall. For more information contact us at 360-321-4145 or www.goosefoot.org. Category: Music. Audience: Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lis David. Contact Email: lis@goosefoot.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-4145. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bayview Hall 5642 Bayview Rd. Langley, WA 98260.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:00 PM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

SWELL Book Discussion Group

Looking for an evening book discussion group? Join us the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. For adults. In Fredrik Beckman's "A Man Called Ove," meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wednesdays & Sundays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Sri Sri Yoga

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class that will recharge your energy, and relax the mind. No prior experience with yoga is necessary to attend. Please bring your yoga mat & blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. NWLA Cultural center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Whidbey Veterans Resource Center Hours

All U.S. veterans are invited to attend the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center activities. Many activities, including support groups, writing groups, sailing, equestrian, and others are conducted free or very low cost for veterans and their families. Category: Government. Organizations. Reunions. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: April Pomroy. Contact Email: aprilp.wvrc@gmail.com. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 14096 SR 525 Bayview, WA.

Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes (Pre-Diabetes)

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes and have difficulty managing your symptoms this free workshop series, meeting once a week for six-weeks may be just what you need. Developed by Stanford University, this interactive workshop offers practical skills for self-management. One session builds upon another so participants may not join after the second week. The workshop is available to anyone 18 years of age and up, their family, friends, and caregivers. No medical referrals needed. Class size is limited so please register with Debbie Metz, (360)321-1600, ext. 23 or (360)678-3373. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Debbie Metz. Contact Phone: 360-678-3373. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Cultivating Compassionate Balance ~ 8-Week Series

Cultivating Compassionate Balance (CCB) is a unique blend of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, contemporary psychology, and scientific research. You’ll learn how to: engage your inner critic with compassion by embracing acceptance for self and others; enhance vitality by recognizing and harmonizing with your body’s energy flow; reduce rumination by settling and focusing your mind; and learn techniques for communicating authentically and from the heart. Classes include meditation, lecture, discussion, in-class partner and small group listening and communication exercises, as well as audio recordings guided meditations. Amy Colvin has 20 years of Taoist meditation experience, is a certified facilitator of Standford's CCT program, and has been facilitating meditation since 2011. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $295 if registered by March 17th, $325 if registered after March 17th. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 500 W Section St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273.

Mismatched May Bunco

Oak Harbor Soroptimists invite you to join us for an exciting evening of Mismatched May BUNCO. If you have never played BUNCO before, it is easy to learn and we would love to teach you. You could win cash and/or raffle items, while sharing in lots of laughs and a great evening. Wine and snacks will be served. Soroptimist's mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Category: Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10.00. Contact Name: T. Gardner. Contact Email: tsgardner07@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-672-1563. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Summerhill, 2nd floor Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Basketmaking

Local artist Jan Smith will talk about basketmaking traditions and styles of many cultures. Jan brings experience and perspective from archaeological fieldwork and will share many different basket types. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

Positive Approach to Dementia Care

This series of three workshops is for family and professional caregivers. Learn and practice the "Positive Approach" philosophy and care partnering techniques developed by Teepa Snow, a national leading educator on dementia care. The workshops will give you valuable knowledge and skills to help you match your behaviors to a loved one's needs and abilities. Instructor: Kathleen Landel, PAC Certified Trainer. Register by calling the Senior Center: (360) 321-1600. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 per class or $65 series. Contact Name: Kathleen Landel. Contact Email: kathleen@thecaregivercoach.info. Contact Phone: (360) 321-1600. Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. South Whidbey Center, Bayview 14594 SR 525, Langley WA. For more info visit thecaregivercoach.info.

Books2Movies

This group will focus on books that were made into movies. Read/Listen to the book, then join us for the movie and a lively talk on the third Friday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. This month's book/movie is "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. These are the true events behind "Moby Dick." Enjoy coffee/tea, candy and popcorn, and meet with fellow book lovers. Brandon Henry, who you may have seen at The Clyde Theater, will lead the discussion. We will take suggestions from participants on future titles! Movie snacks provided by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, May 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Hebrew Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your Hebrew, & learn useful cultural tips. The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Friday, May 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Community Baby Shower

New parents! Come, enjoy free refreshments, music and learn a rhyme or two to share with your baby and even get a library card. Please register so we can provide a gift bag for you and your baby! Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, May 20, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, May 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Angeli Women's Choir "Why We Sing" Concert

The vocal quartet, Angeli, returns for a spring concert, Why We Sing, Friday, May 20, at 7:00 pm at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW 2nd Avenue, Oak Harbor, across from Oak Harbor High School Stadium.  The women’s quartet combines the vocal talent of Whidbey Island residents Cynthia Akins Fletcher, Sharon Erickson, Carol Fitzgerald and Joni Keller, with accompanists Verna Morgan and Jan Ernst. Free-will donations will benefit Whidbey Island’s Ryan House for Youth, a place where homeless youth can feel at home.  Ryan’s House for Youth works to provide a safe atmosphere where students can grow, with the help of caring mentors, in a loving environment. The concert is open to the public.  For more information contact Oak Harbor Lutheran Church at (360) 679-1561, or email at angeli_quartet@comcast.net. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Cost: Donation. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Avenue, Oak Harbor, across from the OHHS stadium.

The Wiz

Performance Dates: May 20 - June 12, 2016 FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM Saturday Matinees June 4 & 11, 2PM The quintessential feel-good musical Dorothy, the Scarecrow, a witch named Evillene and that charismatic huckster the Wiz will light up the stage in this uproarious, song-filled adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, told through the lens of the African-American experience. With its arch of social commentary, journey of self-discovery and infectious songs like “Ease On Down the Road,” The Wiz won seven Tony Awards and had a triumphant four-year run on Broadway. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $31 Adult | $29 Senior, Student, Military | $27 Groups of 10 or more | $22 Child 12 & Under. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue Tacoma, WA 98416. For more info visit tmp.org.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast - Eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Coffee/Tea and orange juice. Category: Family. Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 (12 and under $4). Contact Name: Don Dubois. Contact Email: dondubois1@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 3606756839. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Whidby Masonic Lodge 8th & North Main Coupeville, WA. 98239.

Aviation Day 5K

Ever run along a live airport? Seen planes up close and personal while watching them take off and land during your morning jaunt? Don’t miss this inaugural 5K run/walk to kick off the 2016 Paine Field Aviation Day celebration, then stay and enjoy the delicious pancake breakfast and fun-filled day of one-of-a-kind experiences as a part of your registration! Take a Bomber flight, meet the pilots, see historic aircraft, visit aviation museums and watch thrilling flight demonstrations! Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome! Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Visitor Services. Contact Email: visitorservices@historicflight.org. Contact Phone: 425-348-3200. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Historic Flight Foundation 10719 Bernie Webber Drive Mukilteo, WA 98275. For more info visit aviationday5k.com.

Paine Field Aviation Day

Join us for the opening day of flying season. Begin at 8:30 a.m. with a unique 5K run on the “air side” in view of the runway. Follow with a pancake breakfast at the firehouse. Take a shuttle bus to enjoy exhibits and music on either side of the airport prior to vintage aircraft flying demonstrations at noon. Stay the afternoon for a scenic flight in our DC-3 (3 p.m.), B-25 (2 and 4 p.m.) or other planes from the collection. Bring your neighbors to this family-friendly event. It’s a celebration of historic flight. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Government. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Visitor Services. Contact Email: visitorservices@historicflight.org. Contact Phone: 425-348-3200. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Historic Flight Foundation 10719 Bernie Webber Drive Mukilteo, WA 98275. For more info visit historicflight.org.

‘On the Edge of Urban’ Farm to Table Dinner AND Farm & Fiber Education Days

Enjoy a Farm to Table dinner with author Erin Axelrod, permaculture and indigo expert from Northern California Fibershed. She will share with us many of her Fibershed success stories. Then enjoy a natural farm-to-fiber fashion show. The evening highlight will include a display of beautifully designed fiber accessories and garments by local artisans in our “Hall of Fibers”. Dinner will be prepared by the famous local duo women chefs: Terra Kelly of The Hungry Pelican and Private Chef Dana Daniel along with one great guy Andy Gibbs of Andy’s Fish House. Dinner will be prepared with ingredients from local owned farms and fisheries paired with regional wines and local craft beers. A portion of the proceeds of this event go toward building local farmers web presence on the Fibershed of the Greater Northwest web page and creating connections for these farms into the local consumer markets. Join us and celebrate the connection between consumers, farmers and our local Fibershed of the Greater Northwest. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Marlene. Contact Email: marlene@fibersoftheworld.com. Contact Phone: 425-773-8860. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Longneckers Alpaca Ranch 9506 131st Ave NE Lake Stevens, WA 98258.

Meals on Wheels Walkathon

Third Annual Meals on Wheels Walkathon at the Greenbank Farm begins at 10, registration opens at 9 am or pre-register at the South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260 This is a 5K recreational off-road walk with beautiful views of the Olympics and Cascades. All walkers receive a t-shirt. Friendly dogs on leash are welcome. Category: Benefit. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 entry fee. Contact Name: Lynae Slinden. Contact Email: Lynae@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Greenbank Farm Greenbank, WA.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Friends of the Clinton Library Booksale

Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Quality book donations are always appreciated. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Service clubs. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall 6411 Central Ave Clinton.

Island County Master Gardener Clinic- Oak Harbor

Having trouble identifying a plant problem? Not sure where to place that new plant on your property ? Let our expert master gardener's be of assistance. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Oak Harbor Home Depot Plant Nursery Section.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic- Freeland

Having trouble identifying a plant problem? Not sure where to place that new plant on your property? Let our expert Master Gardener's be of assistance. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Ace Hardware Plant Nursery Section Freeland.

Book signing and discussion

Gail Rognan and the Lotus Tea Bar at 710 SE Fidalgo Ave in Oak Harbor cordially invite you to attend a book signing for Gail's book, I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls. Rognan offers a raw, candid account of how she “grew a pair” when diagnosed with breast cancer and found her voice, realizing that in order to live she had to speak up and risk being judged and criticized. Through her story, Rognan shares how our mind, body and spirit intersect to help us heal ourselves; how alternative treatments can be combined with traditional health treatments; how to listen to ourselves and avoid illness; and how illness can teach us about who we really are. Book signing and reading will be on Saturday. May 21, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Books will be available for purchase. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Gail Rognan. Contact Email: gail.rognan@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-617-7922. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Lotus Tea Bar 710 SE Fidalgo Ave, Oak Harbor WA.

South Whidbey Schools Foundation Dinner Gala

It's time to make your reservations to attend SWSF's fabulous Gala Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21 at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club to support classroom education grants. There will be live music from the LMS Jazz Band, a wine bar, a before-dinner silent art auction, reports from teachers who received classroom grants last year, an after-dinner live auction hosted by popular local host Jim Freeman, and a brand new after-dinner game led by schools Superintendent Jo Moccia. This event is for everyone who supports our local schools and wishes to help fund innovative, teacher-funded classroom grants that promote educational excellence. Let us know if your business or group would like to sponsor a table this year. Category: Charitable. Schools. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75. Contact Name: Chris Gibson. Contact Email: GibsonC@nwattorney.net. Contact Phone: (360) 221-8099. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Useless Bay Golf & Country Club 5725 Country Club Dr. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

MayFest - Dinner & Music

Hearty Buffet Dinner from-Joe Wierzbowski Food Truck fame; Laughter & Music from Clinton's own Rural Characters and Heggenes Valley Boys. Category: Fairs & festivals. Audience: Families. Cost: $20/Adults $15/Members Clinton Progressive Assn. Contact Email: info@clintoncommunityhall.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-3747. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall 6411 Central Ave, across Hwy 525 from Whidbey Island Bank.

Island Consort Celebrates Music & Light

Island Consort celebrates music and light in this concert with music by Bach, Monteverdi, Telemann and more, featuring the Island Consort Singers performing Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" Saturday, May 21st 7:00 p.m. Langley United Methodist Church $By Donation (suggested $20/adult) www.islandconsort.org. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $By Donation. Contact Name: Sheila Weidendorf. Contact Email: sweidendorf@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603202362. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Langley United Methodist Church 301 Anthes Langley, WA 98260.

The Wiz

Performance Dates: May 20 - June 12, 2016 FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM Saturday Matinees June 4 & 11, 2PM The quintessential feel-good musical Dorothy, the Scarecrow, a witch named Evillene and that charismatic huckster the Wiz will light up the stage in this uproarious, song-filled adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, told through the lens of the African-American experience. With its arch of social commentary, journey of self-discovery and infectious songs like “Ease On Down the Road,” The Wiz won seven Tony Awards and had a triumphant four-year run on Broadway. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $31 Adult | $29 Senior, Student, Military | $27 Groups of 10 or more | $22 Child 12 & Under. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue Tacoma, WA 98416. For more info visit tmp.org.

‘On the Edge of Urban’ Farm to Table Dinner AND Farm & Fiber Education Days

Enjoy a Farm to Table dinner with author Erin Axelrod, permaculture and indigo expert from Northern California Fibershed. She will share with us many of her Fibershed success stories. Then enjoy a natural farm-to-fiber fashion show. The evening highlight will include a display of beautifully designed fiber accessories and garments by local artisans in our “Hall of Fibers”. Dinner will be prepared by the famous local duo women chefs: Terra Kelly of The Hungry Pelican and Private Chef Dana Daniel along with one great guy Andy Gibbs of Andy’s Fish House. Dinner will be prepared with ingredients from local owned farms and fisheries paired with regional wines and local craft beers. A portion of the proceeds of this event go toward building local farmers web presence on the Fibershed of the Greater Northwest web page and creating connections for these farms into the local consumer markets. Join us and celebrate the connection between consumers, farmers and our local Fibershed of the Greater Northwest. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Marlene. Contact Email: marlene@fibersoftheworld.com. Contact Phone: 425-773-8860. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Longneckers Alpaca Ranch 9506 131st Ave NE Lake Stevens, WA 98258.

Gilkey Square, La Conner WA

Opening of the La Conner 2016 Sculpture Exhibition and Walking Tour The Town of La Conner Arts Commission invites you to the opening of the La Conner 2016 Sculpture Exhibition and Walking Tour on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Gilkey Square (intersection of Morris at 1st Street). Meet the sculpture artists and join the walking tour of the new sculptures along the waterfront. Mayor Ramon Hayes will open the tenth La Conner Sculpture Exhibition and the Plein Air Washington artists will be painting along the sculpture walking route. The new outdoor sculptures will be on public display and for sale during the biennial exhibition. Sculpture walking tour maps will be available. More information is at http://www.townoflaconner.org/arts-commission.cfm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: La Conner Arts Commission. Contact Phone: 360-466-3125. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. intersection of Morris at 1st Street. For more info visit www.townoflaconner.org.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Rosebud Spring Parent & Child Program

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents: The Rosebud Parent-Child Program with teacher Holly Koteen-Soule Our Rosebud Parent-Child program creates a warm, nurturing and supportive environment for children (birth to three years old) and their parents in which to discover together the joy of a Waldorf education. Parents are guided through child observation and work activities while children are invited to join in free and imaginative play. Circle time brings songs, verses, movement and more for parents and children to experience together. Led by Holly Koteen-Soule, a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher and Parent & Child leader for 25 years. Our Spring 2016 session runs five Mondays, April 25-May 23, from 9 am until 11 am. Tuition is $125.00 per family. Classes are held on our campus at 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton. Register by email to our Enrollment Director karina@wiws.org www.wiws.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Families. Cost: $125 for 5 classes. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 3603415686. Monday, May 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton 98236.

Meet the Author: Julie Christine Johnson

Meet Julie Christine Johnson, a local author based in Port Townsend. Her novel, "In Another Life" follows historian Lia Carrer as she moves to the South of France after her husband's death. Among the medieval ruins and idyllic countryside she falls in love with a man who challenges everything she thought she knew. Books available for sale and signing. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 370-678-4911. Monday, May 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 930 Susan St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

German Chat

This conversation group is facilitated by a long time resident of Germany who is passionate about German culture. Please drop in to these weekly gatherings to dust off your German, explore rich German culture, and meet other travelers and language enthusiasts in a friendly informal atmosphere. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Monday, May 23, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Whidbey Island Earthquakes: What to Expect, How to Prepare

Find out about local earthquakes in this documentary produced by Whidbey Island's 4-HD Video Editing Club for the local American Red Cross. Followed by a question and answer session with Robert Elphick. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, May 23, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Monday, May 23, 2016, 6:00 PM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, May 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

French Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your French, learn useful cultural tips, and meet other Francophiles & travelers. Basic familiarity with French is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Low Vision and Blind Support Group

Informal gathering of people dealing with low vision or blindness to share experiences, offer support and information to help people cope with the many situations we all encounter, every day. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Phil Holdsworth. Contact Email: Euclid2008@me.com. Contact Phone: 360-239-5164. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome St. ( At Whidbey Ave ) Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Evergreen Community Orchestra

Like Making Music? Evergreen Community Orchestra's new season is here! Please join us Tues. evenings, 6 pm, at NW Music Hall, behind Everett Mall, for rehearsals. We are a community orchestra and play for the love of making music. Fabulous teaching director, and happy welcoming and helpful members. Like us on Facebook, Evergreen Community Orchestra, check us out at http://musichallcommunityorchestra.org. ECO is a non profit organization. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Email for information. Contact Name: Karen Wenzel. Contact Email: EvergreenCommunityOrchestra@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-359-3489. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington 98208. For more info visit musichallcommunityorhestra.org.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Langley Masonic Lodge #218

Monthly stated meeting, with Dinner beginning at 6:30, except for December. Category: Organizations. Service clubs. Contact Name: Lodge Secretary. Contact Email: info@langley218.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-5253. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church, Annex, Grigware Hall. For more info visit www.langley218.com.

Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society Meeting

The Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society is committed to the stewardship of Garry Oak Trees in Oak Harbor through outreach, education, and preservation. Our grassroots society is just starting out and needs enthusiastic members of the community to join! We meet once a month for approximately 1. 5 hours. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Laura Renninger. Contact Email: preservegarryoak@yahoo.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. We meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday evening of the month. Location varies. Please check website for updated info on meeting locations.

Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters Meeting

Fear of public speaking? Fear not! Come check us out anytime! We provide a supportive and positive learning experience while developing communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self confidence and personal and professional growth. Whatever your level, we're here for you to support you at your own pace! All meetings are open to the public! Please enter through south (left side) of building and arrive a little early to check in... Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@toastmastersclubs.org. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. VFW Oak Harbor, 3037 Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor. For more info visit whidbeysounders.toastmastersclubs.org.

Bus Trip: Lakewold Gardens Grand Tour, Lakewood

Includes transportation, ferry, parking, tuckets to Gardens, and picnic box lunch. Register by May 20th. Category: Outdoor. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $65 Senior Center Members/ $75 Non-Members. Contact Email: reception@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Depart/Return: South Whidbey Senior Activity Center 14594 State Route 525 Langley, WA 98260.

Coworking for Writers

Write together with others who share your values: collaboration, openness, community, accessibility, sustainability. Coworking at the Old Bayview School offers an inspiring environment where writers work side by side without the distractions of home. An opportunity to be creative, but without the isolation often experienced by artists. All writers welcome. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free for Whidbey Is. Writers Assoc. members, $5 donation for non-members. Contact Name: Sean Keeley. Contact Email: Seanmkeeley@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-207-6885. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Old Bayview School 5611 Bayview Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit wiwa.nila.edu.

The Victorian Life

Port Townsend author Sarah Chrisman and her husband Gabriel Chrisman, will present the insights they have gained while engaging in their passion for history by adopting the dress, technologies and cultural customs of the Victorian era in their everyday life. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

"Laser Treatment for the Eyes"

Join Dr. Robert Johnson, Ophthalmologist at Island Eye Care, for a talk on the four types of laser treatments for the eyes. Open discussion with dialogue welcome. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Email: reception@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. South Whidbey Senior Activity Center 14594 State Route 525 Langley, WA 98260.

This Victorian Life

Port Townsend author Sarah Chrisman and her husband Gabriel Chrisman, will present the insights they have gained while engaging in their passion for history by adopting the dress, technologies and cultural customs of the Victorian era in their everyday life. Everyone is welcome. Funded by Friends of the Clinton, Langley, and Freeland Libraries. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Roleplaying Game Club

Come join the adventure! Grab your sword and ready your spells, glory is waiting for you! Dungeons and Dragons is the most successful and well loved fantasy roleplaying game in the world. Join your friends and try your hand at creating your own heroic saga. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

Meditation on Whidbey Island is a growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Maryann. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

Spanish Chat

Drop in to this weekly conversation group to brush up on your Spanish, as well as learn useful cultural tips in a friendly informal atmosphere. Basic familiarity with Spanish is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.