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Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

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

The Bounty of Crockett Lake

Ann Casey of the Whidbey Audubon Society presents a public program on Thursday, February 11. She explores the Crockett Lake environs, its history, as well as, the bounty of birds in this Important Bird Area. There are 238 bird species that have been recorded at Crockett Lake. The public is welcome to attend at no cost. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $00. Contact Name: Ann Casey. Contact Email: cspcoach@aol.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-4679. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Route 525, Freeland. For more info visit www.southwhidbeytilth.org.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd 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, February 8, 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, February 8, 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 meeting

The Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island meets on Monday, February 8th for a presentation by Maureen MacDonald, one of our most active members and a graduate of Sarah Thorson-Little's highly recommended University of Washington Genealogy class. In this program you will learn about medicine in the early days and how it affected ancestral families in choosing a location to settle, raising their children and, possibly, moving to another location. The program might help to answer the question of why you are missing certain relatives. Meetings generally start at 12:45 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Chapel at the corner of Highway 525 and Woodard Road in Freeland (view map and directions). Programs are open to the public. Guests are invited to their first two meetings at no charge. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None, guests free for first 2 meetings. Contact Name: Janice Martin. Contact Email: gardenerjan@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-5562. Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Chapel Highway 525 & Woodard Road, Freeland.

AARP Tax Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low to moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, February 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

New Year's Celebration & Blessing

All ages, cultures, faiths and traditions are invited to join us for the 5th annual New Year Celebration of our common humanity and the setting of intentions for 2016, year of the Monkey. We are honored to host Shodo Harada Roshi, founder and abbot of Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery and Sogenji temple in Okayama, Japan. Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served. The event is open and free of charge. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: no cost. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360.321.2101. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, February 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

German Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other enthusiasts of German language and culture, and practice your German in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The group is co-coached by native speakers and will meet weekly through March 7. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

Western Red Cedar: the Tree of Life

Join Steve and Martha Ellis of Whidbey Audubon Society for this new program. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey Anderson. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville WA 98239.

AARP Tax Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low to moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA.

French Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other travelers & Francophiles, and practice your French in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The group led by a trilingual native speaker and writer will meet weekly through March 8. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Tuesday, February 9, 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. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 10:00 AM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley.

Seattle Opera Preview: “Mary Stuart”

Join Nick Malinowski of for an hour-long introduction to the music, history and stagecraft of Seattle Opera's upcoming production. Everyone is welcome. 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. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Seattle Opera Preview: "Mary Stuart"

Join Seattle Opera's Nick Malinowski for an hour-long introduction to the music, history and stagecraft of Seattle Opera's upcoming production "Mary Stuart." Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey Anderson. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Painting Watercolor Roses for your Valentine

Join Carla Walsh to learn how to paint watercolor roses in this fun, free spirited art activity. Drop in between 3:30 to 4:30 and have fun learning with Carla. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Clinton Library 4781 Deer Lake Rd Clinton.

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, February 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington 98208. For more info visit musichallcommunityorhestra.org.

Positive Life Make Overs for Women

Positive Life Makeovers for Women Sponsored by the Non-Profit Positively Linked What if you had the chance to start over? What does your heart desire? What dreams did you miss out on? Are you ready to make a change but don’t know how? Uncover the hidden beliefs and habits that hold you back. Learn to find balance in all areas of your life and rediscover your passion. With this 5 week course you will be given the tools that you need to transform your life. Easy to follow steps that you can implement each day. Join us for this FUN, INSPIRATIONAL Workshop! Tuesdays beginning January 26th , 2016. Space is limited! Reserve Your Spot TODAY! (360)929-2483 or info@positivelylinked.org ($40 – Fee goes to support our programs and workshops). Category: Charitable. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Cost: $40.00. Contact Name: Constance Mollerstuen. Contact Email: info@positivelylinked.org. Contact Phone: 360-929-2483. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Lotus Tea Bar & Studio 710 SE Fidalgo Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Conflict Resolution with Young Children

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents Conflict Resolution with Young Children with Vanessa Kolhaas Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:30pm Whidbey Island Waldorf School, Clinton It can be difficult for parents to know what to do when their child has a conflict, with them, with another adult or other children. how can we best support our children during these moments? How can we facilitate the child's self-expression while still respecting others? This workshop will explore these and other questions, and offer practical guidelines for helping parents and teachers. Designed for parents and caregivers of children up to five years old. $ by donation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: By Donation. Contact Name: Whidbey Island Waldorf School. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-5686. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School In our Common Room. For more info visit www.wiws.org.

Historical Fashion: Corsets and Crinolines

What did Victorian women wear under those dresses? Learn about crinolines, hoops, and bustles as they rose and fell with the whims of fashion. Find out the facts about corsets and dispel myths about women who wore them. Presented by Patricia Francisco. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA 98260.

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 two hours. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Laura Renninger. Contact Email: preservegarryoak@yahoo.com. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Whidbey Presbyterian Church in Heritage Hall.

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. Tuesday, February 9, 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, February 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. VFW Oak Harbor, 3037 Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor. For more info visit whidbeysounders.toastmastersclubs.org.

Langley Chamber of Commerce Member's Meeting

Our guest speaker this month is Helen Price Johnson, Island County Commissioner for District 1. She will speak about Island County initiatives and answer your questions. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Hope to see you there! Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Michaleen McGarry. Contact Email: langley@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6765. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Prima Bistro 201 1/2 1st Street Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

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, February 10, 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, February 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WorkSource Orientation

This workshop will give you an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of the job search. You will be introduced to an array of employment and training services and to www.WorkSourceWA.com, your premier online resource to look for work in Washington State. This information is appropriate for any job seeker to assist with your specific needs. Please preregister. 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, February 10, 2016, 9:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. 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, February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Clinton Book Discussion Group

Everyone is welcome to join our discussion of "The Wind is Not a River" by Brian Payton. This is our 2016 Whidbey Reads selection. Books are available to 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, February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Clinton Library 4781 Deer Lake Rd Clinton.

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. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WorkSource: Job Search Strategies

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job search methods. This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings. Please preregister. 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, February 10, 2016, 1:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Spanish Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other travelers & language enthusiasts, and practice your Spanish in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The group led by a dynamic, well traveled native speaker will meet weekly through March 9. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

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, February 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Hospice of Whidbey General 202 N. Main St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Literature & Laughter Book Group

Join us for a discussion of "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey Anderson. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Relay For Life Of Whidbey Island

Come join us and make a difference in the fight against cancer. We are looking for teams to fund raise, cancer survivors to honor and volunteers that want to find a cure for all types of cancer. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Zero. Contact Email: relaywhidbey@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Elks Lodge 155 NE Ernst Oak Harbor.

Whidbey Fly Fishing Club

Drift Fishing trips on Alaskan rivers. Discussions on upcoming casting classes, outings for cutthroat and techniques used to fish Lone Lake. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Name: Clayton Wright. Contact Email: cdwright9@aol.com. Contact Phone: 360-969-5369. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Road Race Fire House-- Greenbank.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of Erik Larson's "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania." Gripping and important, “Dead Wake” captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history. For adults. 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. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:00 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. For ages 2 to 5 years with caregiver. Playtime or craft may follow. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

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, February 11, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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, February 11, 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, February 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

North Whidbey Republican Women's Club

Monthly business meeting, public is cordially invited to attend. No host luncheon available. Guest speaker will be Ms. Stephanie Smith. Topic: "Developing a Campaign for a Target Audience". Category: Political. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:30 AM. San Remos Restaurant - Midway Blvd.

Book signing and Reading

As a healthy 58-year-old woman, a cancer diagnosis rocked author Gail Rognan’s world. She shares her story of her unconventional path to healing in her new book “I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls,” both a memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer and is now available online at iuniverse.com. She shares her 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 and criticized. Each chapter of “I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls” offers tips and resources for current cancer patients and chronicles Rognan’s journey. By facing her illness and possible death head-on, hopes her book offers knowledge that may make it easier for those who also have a difficult path to travel. “When I was diagnosed with cancer, I searched and searched for a book like this to help guide me through everything I was feeling,” said Rognan. “I couldn’t find it. So, I wrote this book in hopes of h… Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: GAIL ROGNAN. Contact Email: gail.rognan@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-617-7922. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome St Oak Harbor.

Cultivating Compassionate Balance ~ 8-Week Series

Cultivating Compassionate Balance (CCB), adapted from Stanford University's Compassion Cultivation Training, is a unique blend of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, contemporary psychology, and scientific research designed to help you become a better friend to yourself so you can become a better friend to others. 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 of thematic guided meditations. Amy Colvin has 20 years of Taoist meditation experience and has been facilitating meditation since 2011. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $295 if registered by January 7th, $325 if registered after January 7th. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, February 11, 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, February 11th at the Bakken & Firehouse Roads Clubhouse in Greenbank. The program for the evening with be presented by Dr. Robert Pelant, CEO of the Pacific Rim Institute.  PRI is engaged in ecological restoration activities in the Pacific Northwest along with educational activities, including college courses, internships, and workshops. 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: Charitable. Classes & lectures. Food & drink. 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: 360-678-5562. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Greenbank Clubhouse 3090 Firehouse Road Greenbank, WA.

Food For Thought: Book Discussion

This month's book theme is love and chocolate: we’ll discuss "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel and "Guittard Chocolate Cookbook" by Amy Guittard. Come join us for some delicious discussion. Category: Arts & entertainment. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 with a relative or friend. Category: Organizations. Audience: Families. Cost: donation. Contact Name: Karol White. Contact Email: karol@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603316062. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Ave. Oak Harbor, Wa. For more info visit www.nar-anon.org.

The Bounty of Crockett Lake

Ann Casey of the Whidbey Audubon Society presents a public program on Thursday, February 11. She explores the Crockett Lake environs, its history, as well as, the bounty of birds in this Important Bird Area. There are 238 bird species that have been recorded at Crockett Lake. The public is welcome to attend at no cost. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $00. Contact Name: Ann Casey. Contact Email: cspcoach@aol.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-4679. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Route 525, two miles north of Freeland. For more info visit www.whidbeyaudubon.org.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Yoga at NWLA

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class that will recharge your energy and relax your mind. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with yoga necessary. Please bring your yoga mat and a blanket, and wear comfortable shoes. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group

Enjoy reading nonfiction? Join the discussion of "One Summer" by Bill Bryson. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey Anderson. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Hearts & Hammers Annual Spaghetti Dinner

The annual Spaghetti Dinner is the beginning of the volunteer sign-up window bringing neighbors and community together to enjoy an evening of hearty food and friends. Hearts and Hammers’ mission is to bring needed repairs to homeowners who physically or financially are unable to complete the work alone. Consider giving one day of your life, together with hundreds of other volunteers from across the community, to help many South Whidbey neighbors with much needed repairs. Join us for the 2016 Kick-Off dinner. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for children. Contact Name: Ross Godwin. Contact Email: godwin@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-7927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, February 12, 2016, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Langley United Methodist Church.

Family-to-Family

A free 11 week class structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. This class will address: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Mike Long. Contact Email: mikeonwhidbey@gmail.com. Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Langley (no more specific information will be disclosed except to class participants).

Sway presents Anti-Valentine's Show

Want a break from the Valentine's Juggernaut? Sway presents a (mostly) funny, sassy look at the quirky side of the tender emotion. Swing and early jazz views of star-crossed, rejected, regretted, remembered, smothering, sinful, salty, unavoidable, non-terpsichorean, and even vampiric love. (But toe-tapping, nonetheless). Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $4, 1 glass min. Contact Name: Richard Hughes. Contact Email: rhughes@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-730-2409. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Ott and Murphy Wine Tasting Room. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Deana Duncan Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps" a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In "The 39 Steps" Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! “Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchco… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 - $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8282. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Valentine's Dance

The Rotary Clubs of Oak Harbor and North Whidbey Island Sunrise in conjuction with the Navy League are hosting a charity Valentine's Dance to raise money for Pure Water projects in Honduras. The Dance will feature the Sea Notes Big Band of Whidbey Island. There will be an open pay-as-you-go bar. Adults only. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Holiday. Music. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10 per person. Contact Name: Steve Schwalbe. Contact Email: ColSchwalbe@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-720-2818. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. CPO Club on Ault Field Road.

Field trip to Crockett Lake

Whidbey Audubon Society hosts a bird watching trip to Crockett Lake with Ann Casey, who spoke at the Society's public program February 11. This state designated Important Bird Area (IBA) has a bounty of birds and other wildlife. Expect to see ducks, seabirds, shorebirds and raptors. A Discover Pass is required; please dress for the weather. Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $0. Contact Name: Ann Casey. Contact Email: cspcoach@aol.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-4679. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville ferry parking area. For more info visit www.whidbeyaudubon.org.

Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run

5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 20-Mile, & Marathon routes wind through and among forested kettle depressions, seemingly created by a gigantic ice cream scoop, but were actually formed by gigantic hunks of melting ice. Many of the trails flow gently along the rims of these depressions, with some sections featuring tighter twists and turns. While there are no major climbs, the overall elevation gain adds up quickly. The marathon distance reaches an elevation gain of 5500′ which is approximately 1500 more feet than you can gain running up popular peaks in the I-90 corridor. All courses include a finishing stretch with a waterfront view along the scenic bluff-top trail. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Prices vary with distance - check website for details. Contact Name: Mark Taylor. Contact Email: events@mergeo.com. Contact Phone: 206-291-8250. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Fort Ebey State Park. For more info visit nwtrailruns.com.

Craft & Confidence: A Writer's Masterclass

with William Kenower, author, editor-in-chief of Author magazine. This day-long workshop explores the fundamentals of story (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), and how to sell and publish your work. Learn the difference between traditional and indie publishing, and effective marketing and confidence-building tools. Take away new tools and inspiration to write and sell your work. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: $185 for members of Whidbey Is. Writers Assoc./ non-members $200. Contact Name: Claire Gebben. Contact Email: claire.gebben@nila.edu. Contact Phone: 425-372-6317. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Old Bayview School 5611 Bayview Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nila.edu.

Dragon Boat Fundraiser Rummage Sale

This is a benefit/fundraiser in support of the three local Coupeville dragon boat paddlers traveling to compete in the World's championship races in Australia. Rummage Sale, Face Painting, raffle....please join us! Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Entry. Contact Name: Cathie Harrison. Contact Email: Cathieanne@aol.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-5698. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Whidby Masonic Lodge 804 N. Main Street Coupeville WA. For more info visit www.whidbeyexaminer.com.

Sherlock Holmes: the Master Detective

Celebrate the greatest sleuth of all time as author Kathleen Kaska follows the evolution of Holmes and his everlasting appeal. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley Wa.

What is Cloud Computing?

This informational presentation will explain "The Cloud". What is it, how does it work and how can it be of use to you? We will look at the basic ideas behind this type of remote file storage, how it has grown and discuss if it is right for your needs. We will even offer some ideas for do-it-yourself type systems! All levels of computer users are welcome. 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. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Freedom Train

Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. Songs include: “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” “Steal Away,” “Wade in the Water,” “Good News, the Chariot’s A-comin’” and many others still sung today. Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit — a universal story for all. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10-$15. Contact Name: Sue Snyder. Contact Email: sue@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse. For more info visit tmp.org.

Meet the Author: David Hlavsa

A story of married love strengthened by hard times, "Walking Distance: Pilgrimage, Parenthood, Grief and Home Repairs" is a disarmingly funny memoir about grief and intimacy, as well as the tale of a long walk on the El Camino De Santiago. Everyone is welcome. 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. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Meet the Author: Judy Lynn

Back by special request! Local historian and long-time resident Judy Lynn has collected 101 oral interviews of Coupeville's Front Street merchants, building owners and local residents, weaving together the colorful history of one of Washington's oldest settlements. Learn of the happy, sad, crazy, and beautiful times of this special place-inhabited for some 10,000 years. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey Anderson. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

4th Annual BIG RED EVENT

An Elegant Dinner/Auction led by Jim Freeman with entertainment by The Shifty Sailors. Wear your finest red outfit and join us for an evening of fun and help make this world a bit easier for the homeless youth of Whidbey Island. Doors open at 6pm, dinner served at 6:30 Dinner options are lamb, chicken or vegetarian, please RSVP by Feb 1 so we know how much to cook. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $50 per person. Contact Name: Nicole Sorensen. Contact Email: ryanshouseforyouth@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-4575. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Coupeville Rec Hall 901 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Taproot Theatre's "A Brief Case of Love"

North Whidbey Christian High School Presents: "A Brief Case of Love." Work conventions are boring…unless you meet someone special! And that’s exactly what happens in Taproot Theatre’s Valentine’s inspired improv show. Watch a relationship develop before your eyes as this couple navigates the many obstacles that working together and balancing a family and careers can bring. Using suggestions from the audience in an energetic improv comedy, this couple says, “Let’s make it work!”. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Faith. Family. Holiday. Schools. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7/person or $25/family. Contact Name: David Hammons. Contact Email: david.hammons@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 360-632-8783. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church 1411 Wieldraayer Rd Oak Harbor.

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Deana Duncan Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps" a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In "The 39 Steps" Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! “Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchco… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 - $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8282. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Deana Duncan Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps" a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In "The 39 Steps" Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! “Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcoc… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 - $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260.

Valentine's Day Dance | A Fun, Sassy Evening of Salsa

DANCE ARTISTRY VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE. Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year. Treat your Valentine and/or yourself to a fun, sassy evening of Salsa! Enjoy dancing & dance instructions while you savor Valentine treats and bubbly. Space is limited. Please make your reservation today. No experience or partner necessary. $15/person or $9.90/person with Dance Artistry Dance pass($99.00 for 10 dance sessions). ** Gift Certificates are available** Dance Artistry offers a fun, uplifting approach to dance and dance-inspired fitness. Choose from a variety of dance forms, from the classics such as Ballet, Salsa or Waltz to Bellydance Fusion, a Bollywood/Belly dance hybrid that offers a fun, energetic workout for all ages. Classes start at $9.90/person. For more information please visit www.artistry.dance. We look forward to dancing with you! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $9.90 with Dance Pass or $15/Person. Contact Name: Arianne Makarenko. Contact Email: arianne@artistry.dance. Contact Phone: 425-736-2579. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Dance Artistry @ Whidbey Island Dance Theater | 714 Camano Avenue, Langley. For more info visit www.artistry.dance.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Best of the Seattle International Comedy Competition #2 & BrewHaHa!

A special Valentine's Day event for comedy lovers everywhere, with “Brew HaHa!” featuring favorite brews at the bar one hour before curtain. Come out to see top talent from the Seattle International Comedy Competition, featuring past champion Drew Barth! Barth is one of the fastest rising comedians in the Pacific Northwest. Born just outside of Seattle, his snarky and observational sense of humor instantly made him appealing to audiences of all ages and a regular opener for national headliners. Before long, Drew was booked at colleges, clubs and casinos up and down the West Coast. After the Seattle International Comedy Competition, he moved to Los Angeles and added The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and The Improv to his list of venues. He can now be found on Sirius XM Radio and once more makes Seattle his home as a comedian, actor and voice over artist. All Seats: $22 PURCHASING TICKETS Online Ticketing: Visit www.wicaonline.org Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at 800.638.7631 or 360.221.826… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: All Seats $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-8262. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave. Langley, WA 98260.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

German Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other enthusiasts of German language and culture, and practice your German in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The group is co-coached by native speakers and will meet weekly through March 7. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Monday, February 15, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

WIYSA Annual General Meeting

Whidbey Island Youth Soccer Association annual general meeting. - Election of officers (Vice President, Treasurer, Registrar) - Review/acceptance of FY2017 budget - general business. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Cost: free. Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. CW Fire Main Street Station (adjacent to WGH).

TEDxCoupevilleLibraryLive

Join us as we stream the second day of the TED Conference from Vancouver B.C. right into the heart of the Coupeville Library. The theme of this year's conference is "Dream," and we'll be hosting a simulcast of TED talks all day, with refreshments and lively discussions in between speakers. Free and open to the public. Please preregister. 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: 360-678-4911. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit conferences.ted.com.

3rd Tuesday Book Discussion Group

Join us for a great book discussion of Timothy Egan's "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher." Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer; the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Everyone is welcome. 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. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

AARP Tax Aid

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low to moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

French Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other travelers & Francophiles, and practice your French in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The group led by a trilingual native speaker and writer will meet weekly through March 8. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Getting Ready for Medicare

This seminar is intended to help people who will be going on Medicare in the next 6 months and/or who want to know more about Medicare. It is presented by SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisers) volunteers. Information will be provided on the "basic" Medicare benefits as well as the options for additional insurance(s). Medicare parts A and B will be discussed. We will then cover the differences between "Medigap" (supplemental) insurance and the various Advantage plans available on Whidbey Island. This includes the benefits and rates. Information about the various drug plan options will be included. If you want help with your drug plan, bring a detailed list of your drugs. A counselor will be available for to answer brief questions following the seminar. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Annette Barca. Contact Email: abquilts@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-8328. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Senior Cneter.

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, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington 98208. For more info visit musichallcommunityorhestra.org.

Positive Life Makeovers for Women

What if you had the chance to start over? What does your heart desire? What dreams did you miss out on? Are you ready to make a change but don’t know how? Uncover the hidden beliefs and habits that hold you back. Learn to find balance in all areas of your life and rediscover your passion. With this 5 week course you will be given the tools that you need to transform your life. Easy to follow steps that you can implement each day. Join us for this FUN, INSPIRATIONAL Workshop! Tuesdays beginning January 26th , 2016. Space is limited! Reserve Your Spot TODAY! (360)929-2483 or info@positivelylinked.org ($40 – Fee goes to support our programs and workshops). Category: Charitable. Classes & lectures. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Cost: $40.00. Contact Name: Constance Mollerstuen. Contact Email: info@positivelylinked.org. Contact Phone: 360-929-2483. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Lotus Tea Bar & Studio 710 Fidalgo Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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, February 17, 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. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. 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, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

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, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Political Incivility and Polarization in America

Does political incivility threaten American democracy? Is there a correlation between political incivility and productivity? Dr. Cornell Clayton leads a lively discussion about some of the connections and what they mean. Funded by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Freeland Library. Everyone is welcome. 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, February 17, 2016, 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Digital Downloads - OverDrive

Learn how to access Sno-Isle's growing collection of digital books and audiobooks in OverDrive. Find out how to locate, borrow, and download books to your computer or mobile device. This class provides an overview of this popular service and the information needed to start enjoying it on your own. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help after the overview. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 92877.

Digital Downloads - Zinio, Freegal, and Hoopla

Learn how to access free movies, music, and magazines on your computer or mobile device. Find out how to stream movies, download music legally, and more! 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. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Spanish Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other travelers & language enthusiasts, and practice your Spanish in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The group led by a dynamic, well traveled native speaker will meet weekly through March 9. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

SWELL Book Discussion Group

Looking for an evening book discussion group? Join us the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. For adults. Matthew Thomas' "We Are Not Ourselves" is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties. Through the lives of these characters, Thomas charts the story of the American Century. 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, February 17, 2016, 6:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wednesdays & Sundays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

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. For ages 2 to 5 years with caregiver. Playtime or craft may follow. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

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, February 18, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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, February 18, 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, February 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meet the Author: Edward Drum, MD

"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 in the Puget Sound. Edward Drum, MD, is a retired US Naval Flight Surgeon. He resides on Whidbey Island with his wife, Rita Bartell Drum. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA 98239.

Friends of the Coupeville Library Potluck Business Meeting

Bring a dish and a friend – join this “can-do” group for fellowship and an update on 2016 activities. New members always welcome. For all ages. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Service clubs. 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. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Cultivating Compassionate Balance ~ 8-Week Series

Cultivating Compassionate Balance (CCB), adapted from Stanford University's Compassion Cultivation Training, is a unique blend of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, contemporary psychology, and scientific research designed to help you become a better friend to yourself so you can become a better friend to others. 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 of thematic guided meditations. Amy Colvin has 20 years of Taoist meditation experience and has been facilitating meditation since 2011. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $295 if registered by January 7th, $325 if registered after January 7th. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 500 W Section St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273.

Social Media For Writers

Taught by Tom Trimbath, author, nature photographer, and project consultant A four session series on social media offered by the Whidbey Island Writers Association on the third Thursday of the month. Strategies overview; blogging; Facebook; Twitter. Get started building your individual social media platform. Discuss and begin to build accounts you can use to develop and publicize your writing. Kickstart your network by connecting with the other writers. Learn to use current social media avenues for success. A hands-on session, so bring your laptop. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: Free for members of the Whidbey Is. Writers Assoc. $10 for non-members. Contact Name: Claire Gebben. Contact Email: Claire.gebben@nila.edu. Contact Phone: 425-372-6317. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Old Bayview School 5611 Bayview Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nila.edu.

House of Hope Nar Anon Meeting

The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction. All that is required for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Category: Organizations. Audience: Families. Cost: donation. Contact Name: Karol White. Contact Email: karol@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603316062. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Ave. Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.nar-anon.org.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Yoga at NWLA

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class that will recharge your energy and relax your mind. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with yoga necessary. Please bring your yoga mat and a blanket, and wear comfortable shoes. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

Elementary School Play production of Treasure Island

Third-fifth grade has worked since October each Thursday to practice, do drama lessons, & audition for the cast we have now. Between 50-60 thespians are participating, including a ten person choir. We are performing Treasure Island's musical on Friday, February 19th at 9:30 am for Coupeville Elementary & Saturday, February 20th at noon in the Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Come see the show! Saturday is open to families and the community! Category: Arts & entertainment. Schools. Theater. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Stephanie Gebhard. Contact Email: sgebhard@coupeville.k12.wa.us. Contact Phone: 360 632-4653. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:30 AM. Coupeville Middle School PAC.

Digital Downloads - OverDrive Library

Find out how to locate, borrow, and download electronic books from Sno-Isle Libraries to your computer or mobile device. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Coffee: From Bean to Cup

Join us for an afternoon of coffee with Whidbey Coffee. Discover coffee's rich history and learn about its cultivation. This program also leads participants through a coffee tasting. Supported by the Friends of the Coupeville. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Friday, February 19, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA 98239.

Books2Movies: The Help

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. 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. This month's movie and discussion are based on the book, “The Help,” by Kathryn Stockett. Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. We will take suggestions from participants on future titles! Movie snacks provided by Friends of the Freeland Library. 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. Friday, February 19, 2016, 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Family-to-Family

A free 11 week class structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. This class will address: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Mike Long. Contact Email: mikeonwhidbey@gmail.com. Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Langley (no more specific information will be disclosed except to class participants).

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Deana Duncan Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps" a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In "The 39 Steps" Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! “Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchco… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 - $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8282. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Island County Republican Party Caucus

The Island County Republican Party Caucus is a chance to get involved with like minded individuals. The caucus is a 'Grass Roots' opportunity to discuss ideas, share information and help to shape the Party's platform. All politics is local so please attend and help to preserve our conservative values. (North of Race Road please attend the caucus in Oak Harbor. South of Race Road please attend the caucus in Freelend. If you do not attend the correct caucus you will not be allowed to participate.) Please bring I.D.  For more information, visit islandcountygop.com. Category: Government. Organizations. Political. Contact Name: Sandi Peterson. Contact Email: islandcountygop@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-1197. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Whidbey Island: North Whidbey Middle School - Oak Harbor 67 NE Izett Street Freeland Hall - Freeland 1515 Shoreview Drive Camano Island: Utsalady Elementary School - Camano Island 608 Arrowhead Road. For more info visit www.islandcountygop.com.

Elementary School Play production of Treasure Island

Third-fifth grade has worked since October each Thursday to practice, do drama lessons, & audition for the cast we have now. Between 50-60 thespians are participating, including a ten person choir. We are performing Treasure Island's musical on Friday, February 19th at 9:30 am for Coupeville Elementary & Saturday, February 20th at noon in the Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Come see the show! Saturday is open to families and the community! Category: Arts & entertainment. Schools. Theater. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Stephanie Gebhard. Contact Email: sgebhard@coupeville.k12.wa.us. Contact Phone: 360 632-4653. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:30 AM. Coupeville Middle School PAC.

Free Fruit Tree Grafting Day

Grafting Day — Free!  10am – 2pm – This is a free, drop in event. Families welcome! We will have apple rootstock and interesting apple scion wood available for a small fee. Call 360-678-5586 if you have questions. Dan Vorhis will be available for Grafting assistance. Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mosa Neis. Contact Email: mosa@pacificriminstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-5586. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Pacific Rim Institute 180 Parker Road Coupeville, WA 98239.

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, February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall 6411 Central Ave Clinton.

Sweetheart Big Band Dance

SWEETHEART BIG BAND DANCE Back by popular demand! Please join the award-winning South Whidbey High School and Langley Middle School Jazz Bands for the perennially favorite SWEETHEART BIG BAND DANCE on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at South Whidbey High School, New Commons. The evening goes from 7 – 9 p.m. and includes great music, fancy desserts and punch, raffle and door prizes and lots of swing dancing!! The cost is $12 per person ($10 seniors) or $35 for families of 4 and over. This is a wonderful, festive multi-age evening so put on your dancing shoes!! Any questions, call 360.929.9362. Tickets are available at the door or from any jazz band student. NEWS FLASH: The SWHS Jazz Band has just been chosen as finalists for the Monterey Jazz Festival in early April. This is an enormous honor!! Monterey is a nationally acclaimed competition with vigorous requirements. Additionally, on January 29 they participated in the Clark College Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Washington and won!(2A Division).… Category: Benefit. Family. Food & drink. Music. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12/person $10/seniors $35/families. Contact Name: Jude Janis. Contact Email: judej55@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3609299362. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. South Whidbey High School Langley, WA 98260.

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Deana Duncan Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps" a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In "The 39 Steps" Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! “Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchco… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 - $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8282. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Deana Duncan Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps" a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In "The 39 Steps" Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! “Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcoc… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 - $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Moon Over Buffalo

Charlotte and George Hay with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in a Scarlet Pimpernel epic. Director Frank Capra himself is in route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstanding pile on madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to Theater Hams everywhere. Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Rosebud Parent & Child Winter Program

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents the Rosebud Parent-Child Program with Holly Koteen-Soule Our Rosebud Parent-Child program creates a warm, nurturing and supportive environment for children, birth to 3 years old, and their parents in which to discover together the joy of a Waldorf education. Parents are guided through child observation & work activities while children are invited to join in free and imaginative play. Circle time brings songs, verses, movement & more for parents and children to experience together. A wholesome snack nourishes the body while parent to parent connection nourishes the soul. Led by Holly Koteen-Soule, a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher and Parent & Child Leader for 25 years. 7 Mondays, starting February 22 - March 28 9:00 am - 11:00 am Tuition is $175./family. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $175/family for 7 classes program. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-5686. Monday, February 22, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School in our Butterfly Nursery room on campus 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit www.wiws.org.

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, February 22, 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, February 22, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low to moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, February 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

German Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other enthusiasts of German language and culture, and practice your German in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The group is co-coached by native speakers and will meet weekly through March 7. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

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: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Oak Hall Room 306 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low to moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

French Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other travelers & Francophiles, and practice your French in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The group led by a trilingual native speaker and writer will meet weekly through March 8. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Tuesday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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, February 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington 98208. For more info visit musichallcommunityorhestra.org.

Positive Life Makeovers for Women

What if you had the chance to start over? What does your heart desire? What dreams did you miss out on? Are you ready to make a change but don’t know how? Uncover the hidden beliefs and habits that hold you back. Learn to find balance in all areas of your life and rediscover your passion. With this 5 week course you will be given the tools that you need to transform your life. Easy to follow steps that you can implement each day. Join us for this FUN, INSPIRATIONAL Workshop! Tuesdays beginning January 26th , 2016. Space is limited! Reserve Your Spot TODAY! (360)929-2483 or info@positivelylinked.org ($40 – Fee goes to support our programs and workshops). Category: Charitable. Classes & lectures. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Cost: $40.00. Contact Name: Constance Mollerstuen. Contact Email: info@positivelylinked.org. Contact Phone: 360-929-2483. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Lotus Tea Bar & Studio 710 Fidalgo Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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. Tuesday, February 23, 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.

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. Tuesday, February 23, 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. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@toastmastersclubs.org. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. VFW Oak Harbor, 3037 Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor. For more info visit whidbeysounders.toastmastersclubs.org.

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, February 24, 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, February 24, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. 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, February 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Computer Basics: Internet for Beginners

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning how to access and use the internet on your own. In this hands-on class you’ll learn how to use the Internet, what it can do, and how much fun it can be to surf the Web. This class is intended for beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills. A limited number of laptops computers will be available or bring your device. Please preregister online. For Windows and Mac users. 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, February 24, 2016, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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, February 24, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey General Town Hall-style Talks

Whidbey General Hospital and Clinics will kick off a series of town hall-style talks─90-minute dialogues with the community that will take place on the south, central and north areas of the island. These town halls will include updates on the inpatient wing building project, introductions to new providers, and information on various healthcare services. There will be a question-and-answer period to voice your impressions, suggestions, kudos and concerns. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Talks are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 SE Catalina Drive; Tuesday, March 22 at Whidbey General Hospital in Conference Room A and B. Times are 5-6:30 pm. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Patricia Duff. Contact Email: duffpa@whidbeygen.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-7656. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Oak Harbor Yacht Club.

Spanish Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other travelers & language enthusiasts, and practice your Spanish in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The group led by a dynamic, well traveled native speaker will meet weekly through March 9. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of Paula Hawkins' "Girl on the Train." Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. For adults. 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. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9:00 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. For ages 2 to 5 years with caregiver. Playtime or craft may follow. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

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, February 25, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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, February 25, 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, February 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

How to Start a Business

Learn how to write a business plan using the Small Business Administration's format. In the process you will discover some library tools that can save you hundreds of dollars. Seating is limited. Please preregister at sno-isle.org or call the library at 360-675-5115. Supported by the Island County Economic Development Council. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 989277.

Mystery Lovers Book Group: Jill Churchill

Share your love of mysteries! Choose any of the Grace & Favor mysteries by Jill Churchill, and join the discussion. Books available for checkout at the library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Facebook for Small Business

Special guest speaker Matt Cail from SuperCharge Marketing will offer valuable insights into optimizing your Facebook presence for small business success. A TEDx featured speaker and business consultant for entrepreneurs, Matt brings an energetic presentation full of ideas that you can put to immediate use in expanding your business via social media. Everyone is welcome. 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. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Cultivating Compassionate Balance ~ 8-Week Series

Cultivating Compassionate Balance (CCB), adapted from Stanford University's Compassion Cultivation Training, is a unique blend of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, contemporary psychology, and scientific research designed to help you become a better friend to yourself so you can become a better friend to others. 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 of thematic guided meditations. Amy Colvin has 20 years of Taoist meditation experience and has been facilitating meditation since 2011. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $295 if registered by January 7th, $325 if registered after January 7th. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 500 W Section St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273.

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 with a relative or friend. Category: Organizations. Audience: Families. Cost: donation. Contact Name: Karol White. Contact Email: karol@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603316062. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Ave. Oak Harbor, Wa. For more info visit www.nar-anon.org.

Yoga at NWLA

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class that will recharge your energy and relax your mind. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with yoga necessary. Please bring your yoga mat and a blanket, and wear comfortable shoes. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

Visual Artists’ Roundtable

Join other local artists to share and discuss your artwork. 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. Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Oak Harbor Book Group: "Redeployment"

Share your love of reading! Check out a copy of "Redeployment" by Phil Klay, and join the discussion in the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. All are welcome. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, February 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Self-Defense for Girls

Self-defense is every girl's business. Learn the basics of self-defense and assertive boundary-setting in this free 2-hour beginner's class led by 5th degree black belt Michelle McVadon of Seven Star Women's Kung Fu in Seattle. Open to girls ages 11-19. Class size is limited to 25, please register in advance to reserve your spot! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. College Students. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey Anderson. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Family-to-Family

A free 11 week class structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. This class will address: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Mike Long. Contact Email: mikeonwhidbey@gmail.com. Friday, February 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Langley (no more specific information will be disclosed except to class participants).

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Deana Duncan Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps" a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In "The 39 Steps" Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! “Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchco… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 - $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8282. Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Langley Mystery Weekend

There's "Much Ado About Murder" in Langley on Whidbey Island February 27-28. Amateur sleuths can help solve the mystery by picking up clues, interviewing suspects and entering their guess to win prizes provided by local merchants. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors & military. Contact Name: Betty Freeman. Contact Email: membership@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6765. Saturday, February 27, 2016. City of Langley.

Oak Harbor High School Girls Basketball Club's 2nd Annual New Mattress Fundraiser

Come get a better night’s sleep AND support the Oak Harbor Wildcats Girls Basketball Team with their 2nd ANNUAL mattress fundraiser! We carry quality name brands like Simmons Beautyrest and Restonic Mattress. UP to 50% off retail prices. This is ONE DAY only, so we need your help to SPREAD THE WORD by inviting all of your family and friends! Profits go directly to the Girls Basketball Team! For more information, check out our Facebook Event at: http://bit.ly/Beds4OakHarbor2. Category: Benefit. Family. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0.00. Contact Name: Nancy. Contact Email: cfsteamseattle@gmail.com. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor High School #1 Wildcat Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit bit.ly.

Made By Hand: Leap Year!

Join Kristi O’Donnell as we celebrate Leap Year through craft. Make a stuffed frog, a lilypad that jumps, or something else that leaps. Everyone is welcome. 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. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Deana Duncan Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps" a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 50 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In "The 39 Steps" Richard Hannay is pursued by the police for a crime he did not commit, and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. He finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful woman, while the security of the country rests on his shoulders alone! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, "The 39 Steps" amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! “Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchco… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 - $22. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8282. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Book Event: Dr. Marjorie Woollacott, author of Infinite Awareness

Dr. Marjorie Woollacott will discuss and sign her new book Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind (Rowman & Littlefield; Oct 15, 2015) at The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island. As a neuroscientist, Marjorie Woollacott had no doubts that the brain was a purely physical entity controlled by chemical and electrical pulses. When she experimented with meditation for the first time, however, her view changed. Woollacott's journey through years of mediation has made her question the reality she built her career upon and has forced her to ask what human consciousness really is. Infinite Awareness pairs Woollacott's research as a neuroscientist with her self-revelations about the mind's spiritual power. Between the scientific and spiritual worlds, she breaks open the definition of human consciousness to investigate the existence of a non-physical mind. MARJORIE HINES WOOLLACOTT, PhD has been a neuroscience professor and director of the Motor Control Lab in the Institute for Neuroscience at the Unive… Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Johanna Ramos Boyer. Contact Email: johanna@jrbcomm.com. Contact Phone: 703-646-5137. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 3475 Christie Road, Greenbank, WA 98253. For more info visit marjoriewoollacott.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Rosebud Parent & Child Winter Program

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents the Rosebud Parent-Child Program with Holly Koteen-Soule Our Rosebud Parent-Child program creates a warm, nurturing and supportive environment for children, birth to 3 years old, and their parents in which to discover together the joy of a Waldorf education. Parents are guided through child observation & work activities while children are invited to join in free and imaginative play. Circle time brings songs, verses, movement & more for parents and children to experience together. A wholesome snack nourishes the body while parent to parent connection nourishes the soul. Led by Holly Koteen-Soule, a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher and Parent & Child Leader for 25 years. 7 Mondays, starting February 22 - March 28 9:00 am - 11:00 am Tuition is $175./family. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $175/family for 7 classes program. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-5686. Monday, February 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School in our Butterfly Nursery room on campus 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit www.wiws.org.

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, February 29, 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, February 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low to moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, February 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Introduction to Finding Grants

Are you looking for grants? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations? What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding? How to identify potential funders and make the first approach. Come at 5:15 for refreshments; class begins at 5:30. An optional 30 minutes will be provided for online grant research after the class. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop/tablet for this portion of the class. **Please Note: This orientation is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use. 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, February 29, 2016, 5:15 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

German Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other enthusiasts of German language and culture, and practice your German in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The group is co-coached by native speakers and will meet weekly through March 7. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Monday, February 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

AARP Tax Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low to moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Alzheimer's Association Langley Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 10:00am-12:00pm, at Bayview Senior Center, 14594 State Route 525, Langley, WA 98260. For information call Hestia Laitala at 360.321.1600. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hestia Laitala. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center 14594 State Route 525 Langley, WA 98260.

French Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other travelers & Francophiles, and practice your French in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The group led by a trilingual native speaker and writer will meet weekly through March 8. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

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, March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington 98208. For more info visit musichallcommunityorhestra.org.

Brigham Young University International Folk Dancers Performance

BYU International Folk Dancers are coming to Seattle at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 1, to perform Journey, a 90-minute voyage of dance and music. Since 1964, IFDE has toured all over the world, becoming internationally famous at the world’s most prominent folk dance festivals. The performance will be held at the Highline Performing Arts Center at 401 S 152nd Street, Burien WA 98148. Tickets are available for sale on-line now at https://pam.byu.edu. Click on “Buy Tickets” in the upper-right hand corner of the webpage. Then scroll down until you find International Folk Dance Ensemble and look for the Seattle performance on 3/1. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+) and children (8-16). Contact Name: Ken Tracy. Contact Email: cougarken1@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 206-650-6381. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM. 401 S 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98148.

Quilts for Veterans

The Veteran Quilt Sewing time has been very successful. We will now be meeting from 10 am to 8 pm the first Wednesday of each month at the Deer Lagoon Grange 5142 Bayview Rd Langley, WA. Drop in any time in the day for as long as you want to sew or help. This ongoing monthly event is called “Quilts for Veterans”. We would like to make these Veteran Quilts for our local Veterans on Whidbey. We would like to encourage men, women, boys and girls help with these quilts. The patterns and sewing are very simple and anyone can sew on these quilts. We need volunteers to cut fabric, sew fabric, iron fabric and also help with the design wall (arranging the blocks) for the veteran quilts. We also have need of patriotic fabric or red, white and blue fabric. We could use batting for the quilts and also backing fabric. We hope that some could donate funds to help offset the fabric, batting and sewing supplies. Category: Charitable. Family. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Bring patriotic fabric or batting for event. Contact Name: Anita M Smith. Contact Email: margins@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-8302. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Deer Lagoon Grange 5142 Bayview Rd Langley.

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, March 2, 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. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. 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, March 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

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, March 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Roleplaying Game Club

Dungeons and Dragons tabletop gaming club. Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Spanish Conversation at NWLA

Drop in, meet other travelers & language enthusiasts, and practice your Spanish in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The group led by a dynamic, well traveled native speaker will meet weekly through March 9. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: suggested donation $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

Wednesday Night with the Stars: "Max"

A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S. where his close bond with the soldier's brother leads to a life-altering revelation in this family-friendly adventure from MGM and director Boaz Yakin. 2015, Rated PG. Runtime 111 minutes. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: 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. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Taizé Prayer Service

Taizé is a worldwide practice of quiet, contemplative prayer. All are welcome as we gather to sing simple chants, enter into sacred silence, light candles, and pray for peace, healing, and reconciliation. Category: Faith. Cost: no cost. Contact Name: Elizabeth Guss. Contact Email: elizabeth@sthubertchurch.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-5383. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Hubert Catholic Church 804 3rd Street, Langley.

Ann Randolph - Inappropriate In All The Right Ways

Popular and provocative performer, Ann Randolph returns to WICA Mainstage with her new show Inappropriate in All the Right Ways—a magical mystery tour of the creative life, complete with TED style pointers that leave the audience awed and inspired. Randolph is just coming off a sold-out extended run of her new transformational theater experience in San Francisco. Inappropriate starts with Randolph sharing her own wild ride: from living in a mental institution in Appalachia; to living on a boat off the coast of Alaska pretending to clean the Exxon Oil spill with some good ol’ boys from Louisiana; to a homeless shelter in Santa Monica; to hooking up with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft for an off Broadway run on 42nd St; to teaching thousands to take the stage and speak their truth. Each step of the way, we watch Randolph face tremendous obstacles and defeats and are witness to how each of these challenges illustrates potent lessons for living a creative, engaged life. The audience is then invited to map th… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Students/Seniors $19.50 | Adults $21.50. Contact Name: Tristan Steel. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave. Langley, WA 98260.

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. For ages 2 to 5 years with caregiver. Playtime or craft may follow. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

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, March 3, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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, March 3, 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, March 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Gifts of Sensitivity: The Highly Sensitive Person

Have you ever been told "You're just too sensitive!" or that you should just "buck up!"? Do you need a lot of alone time and often feel out of place? You may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). HSPs make up nearly 20% of the population. Learn about the gifts and challenges about being an HSP 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. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Cultivating Compassionate Balance ~ 8-Week Series

Cultivating Compassionate Balance (CCB), adapted from Stanford University's Compassion Cultivation Training, is a unique blend of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, contemporary psychology, and scientific research designed to help you become a better friend to yourself so you can become a better friend to others. 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 of thematic guided meditations. Amy Colvin has 20 years of Taoist meditation experience and has been facilitating meditation since 2011. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $295 if registered by January 7th, $325 if registered after January 7th. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 500 W Section St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273.

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: Organizations. Audience: Families. Cost: donation. Contact Name: Karol White. Contact Email: karol@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603316062. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Ave. Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.nar-anon.org.

Yoga at NWLA

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class that will recharge your energy and relax your mind. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with yoga necessary. Please bring your yoga mat and a blanket, and wear comfortable shoes. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

Computer Frankenstein

Teens are invited to give new life and purpose to computer parts. Use the innards of the computer or the outside parts to create new things like key chains, jewelry, or anything else you can dream up! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ashley Green. Contact Email: agreen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, March 4, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Family-to-Family

A free 11 week class structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. This class will address: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Mike Long. Contact Email: mikeonwhidbey@gmail.com. Friday, March 4, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Langley (no more specific information will be disclosed except to class participants).

DeuxFemmes Musique in Concert

Join Violinist/Violist Cynthia Morrow & Pianist Sheila Weidendorf for an evening of music by Clara Schumann, Louise Greger, Rebecca Clarke and Cesar Franck. A portion of concert proceeds will be donated to Arise Charitable Trust, encouraging the advancement of women and girls on south Whidbey. Category: Benefit. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18/Adults; $10/Youth. Contact Name: Sheila Weidendorf. Contact Email: sweidendorf@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603202362. Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Island, Langley.