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Sunday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast for all. Category: Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Jennifer Smith. Contact Email: manager@vfwpost7392.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-4048. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 3037 North Goldie Rd.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market

organic produce, cultural food, jewelry, plants, crafts, soaps, American cafe, large children's play area with large toys, sand box musician: Quinn Fitzpatrick, award-winning acoustic guitar children's craft: Carla Walsh teaches painting of fireworks safety cans. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Susan Prescott. Contact Email: president@SouthWhidbeyTilth.org. Contact Phone: 360 321-0757. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 2812 Thompson Road at Highway 525 between Freeland and Bayview Look for the scarecrow with the green thumb. For more info visit southwhidbeytilth.org.

The Power of Story, also make leaf prints at Tilth

Mokihana Calizar demonstrates how stories can heal. She tells a Hawaiian tale “Pele and Lono,” strumming her ukulele between. She invites the audience to join in group readings and more stories. Donations benefit the work of Real Change and South Whidbey Homeless Coalition.  Also, artist Carla Walsh will engage young and old in making leaf prints during the market. It is open Sundays through October 16. Vendors have fresh produce, flowers and concessions. SNAP card customers get double value. Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are accepted by many vendors. Artisans have unique gifts for early holiday shopping. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Donation to Real Change and South Whidbey Homeless Coalition. Contact Name: Market Manager. Contact Email: market@southwhidbeytilth.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-0757. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market, 2812 Thompson Road, Langley, on Hwy 525 between Freeland and Bayview. For more info visit www.southwhidbeytilth.org.

Main Street Market

Main Street Market celebrates with local vendors to create an experience in downtown Oak Harbor on Sunday's for the summer. Food, music, crafts, artist and local businesses will be available for visitors to shop. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Melissa Riker. Contact Email: m.riker@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-2489. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Parking lot at the corner of Dock Street and Pioneer Way.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

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: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Debbie Lagasse. Contact Email: dlagasse@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Monday, September 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Storytelling Slam

The Moth is a storytelling phenomenon that began seventeen years ago when ordinary people were invited to share five minute stories from their life experiences on a single set subject. In the spirit of The Moth, Elisa Stone invites you to share your stories. 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: 3603317323. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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. Registration required. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Read the Classics

Read the classics with a supportive group of friends. For more information please call Rita at 631-707-5980. Meets in the library Center for Lifelong Learning. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Monday, September 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Reclaim the American Dream - Discussion Group

Did you attend the Hedrick Smith lecture on reclaiming the American Dream? Continue the discussion with your neighbors who want to do something about income inequality. This first discussion will focus on fostering inclusive capitalism. Please register in advance to receive pre-reading material. Facilitated by Marshall Goldberg, Trudy Sundberg Lecture chair, with support from Humanities Washington and the Sno-Isle Libraries 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

French Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your French, learn useful cultural tips, and meet other Francophiles & travelers. Basic familiarity with French is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Tuesday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome St. ( At Whidbey Ave ) Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Paint a Bumble Bee with Carla Walsh

Carla will be teaching a fun way to paint watercolor bumble bees in honor of the Friends of the Clinton Library's October 1st Spelling Bee. Drop in and enjoy this free spirited, all-ages activity, learning to paint 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, September 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Clinton Library 4781 Deer Lake Road, Clinton.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Langley Masonic Lodge #218

Monthly stated meeting, with Dinner beginning at 6:30, except for December. Category: Organizations. Service clubs. Contact Name: Lodge Secretary. Contact Email: info@langley218.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-5253. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church, Annex, Grigware Hall. For more info visit www.langley218.com.

Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society Meeting

The Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society is committed to the stewardship of Garry Oak Trees in Oak Harbor through outreach, education, and preservation. Our grassroots society is just starting out and needs enthusiastic members of the community to join! We meet once a month for approximately 1. 5 hours. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Laura Renninger. Contact Email: preservegarryoak@yahoo.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 27, 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.

Reclaim the American Dream

Did you attend the Hedrick Smith lecture on reclaiming the American Dream? Continue the discussion with your neighbors who want to do something about income inequality. This first discussion will focus on fostering inclusive capitalism. Please pre-register at sno-isle.org or by calling your local library to receive pre-reading materials. Category: Political. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 PM. Coupeville Library.

Chronic Pain Group

Break the chronic pain cycle! Join our Chronic Pain Support Group People supporting people - We listen to each other - Share remedies that work - We understand life with chronic pain FREE Tuesdays 7PM Island Athletic Club, Freeland Call Rick: (360) 331-8819. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Larsen. Contact Email: rickandjody@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 3318819. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Island Athletic Club in Freeland.

AARP Smart Driver Course

AARP Smart Driver Course improves the driving skills of senior citizens and insurance companies recognize the learning experience by authorizing a discount on insurance rates. Enroll 360-279-4580. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $15 AARP Members; $20 Non-members. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Senior Center. Contact Email: icmystique@comcast.net. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Trail Build at Trillium Community Forest

Hikers, bikers, and horseback riders rejoice! Trillium Community Forest is getting a new trailhead with a connecting trail to boot! There's one catch... we have to build it! Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust at Trillium Community Forest, near Freeland, on Friday September 23rd and Wednesday September 28th, from 9:00 am to noon. Snacks, drinks, and tools are provided. All ages and abilities are welcome, just bring work gloves! Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kyle Ostermick-Durkee. Contact Email: kyle@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 3602223310. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trillium Community Foreset. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Library: Oak Harbor Library. Category: Family. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Sri Sri Yoga

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class that will recharge your energy, and relax the mind. No prior experience with yoga is necessary to attend. Please bring your yoga mat & blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road 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. Playtime or craft may follow. Supported by Friends of the Langley and Freeland Libraries. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 Second St. Langley, WA.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Library: Oak Harbor Library. Category: Family. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

End of Life Planning and Advanced Care Directive

Plan Now. Die Later. Do a lot of living in between! Learn how to talk to your doctor and family about end-of-life concerns and the choices available, including hospice, palliative care, voluntary stopping eating and drinking (VSED), and Death With Dignity. Take part in a practical, hands-on class preparing your end-of-life documents. Leave with a completed advance directive. Registration required at sno-isle.org/events. For more information visit endoflifewa.org Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Thrills & Chills: Meet Author J.A. Jance

Meet J.A. Jance, New York Times bestselling author and Anthony, Shamus, and Dilys Award finalist. J.P. Beaumont, Seattle homicide detective, made his first appearance in 1985’s "Until Proven Guilty." Since then, Jance has published over 50 mysteries, including the J.P. Beaumont, Joanna Brady, Ali Reynolds, and Diana Ladd series. Book signing immediately following program; books will be available for purchase from Wind & Tide Books. NOTE: Seating is limited and registration is required. Registration opens on Sept. 1. Register online, at the library, or by phone at 360-675-5115. Funded by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Haunted Fort Volunteer Meeting

We are looking for a few good ghouls, zombies, makeup artists, prop builders and other volunteers to help with our October HAUNTED FORT at Fort Casey Historical State Park. Want to help? Join one of our meetings to find out what kinds of ghastly deeds are needed. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Theater. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Sharon Sharpe. Contact Email: sharon.sharpe@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-678-1186. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Fort Casey Office (first building on left as you enter the park) 1280 Engle Rd Coupeville, WA.

Scottish Highland & Irish Step Dance Classes

The Clan Heather Dancers offer year-round Scottish Highland and Irish step dance classes and welcome dancers from preschool age to adults.  Featuring traditional solo and group dances of the British Isle and contemporary choreography.  Studio locations:  Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett.  Try the popular four-week introductory program.  Competition, performance, recreation – we do it all!  Join now to participate in St. Patrick’s Day shows and Highland dance competitions.  We organize three Highland dance competitions each year and our dancers are featured at regional festivals and events.  Classes begin mid afternoon and continue through the evening hours. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Clan Heather Dancers. Contact Email: dance@clanheather.com. Contact Phone: 360-715-8682. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:00 PM. Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

Meditation on Whidbey Island is a growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

Spanish Chat

Drop in to this weekly conversation group to brush up on your Spanish, as well as learn useful cultural tips in a friendly informal atmosphere. Basic familiarity with Spanish is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Free Brass Ensemble Jam

Calling all BRASS players! Free Brass Ensemble Jam at Click Music, located at 1130 NE 7th Avenue in Oak Harbor, WA. Brass Jam directed by Bruce Seltveit. Music provided. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO RE-ENTER THE MUSIC WORLD! All ages - all levels of skill. Please come! It's a lot of fun! For more information, call 360-675-5544 or visit our website at www.clickmusic.biz. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Mindful Wellness Retreat 2016

This women's weekend is a skillfully woven series of inner explorations; meditation, talks on mindfulness, yoga, silent periods, journaling, walks in nature, and outer connection; small group discussions, social hikes, singing & laughing, connecting with new friends, and sauna time. Come, relax deeply, and discover what truly nourishes your spirit. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $355 - $520. Contact Name: Rebekkah LaDyne, This Mindful Life. Contact Email: rebekkah@thismindfullife.info. Contact Phone: 415.939.7937. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 29, 2016 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Rd Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.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. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

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 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sherry Southard. Contact Email: ssouthard@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

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. Supported by Friends of the Langley and Freeland Libraries. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Freeland, 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. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Reclaim the American Dream Discussion Group

Did you attend the Hedrick Smith lecture on reclaiming the American dream? Continue the discussion with your neighbors who want to do something about income inequality. This first discussion will focus on fostering inclusive capitalism. Please register in advance to receive pre-reading material. Facilitated by Marshall Goldberg, Trudy Sundberg Lecture chair, with support from Humanities Washington and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. 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: 3603317323. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Mystery Lovers Book Group

Share your love of mysteries. Read any of the Ali Reynolds novels by J.A. Jance, and join the discussion, facilitated by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All are welcome. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market

Oak Harbor Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 29, field next to Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The market features fresh produce, handmade crafts and other items sold by local vendors. Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Field next to the OH Chamber of Commerce.

Become a Facebook Master

This class will focus exclusively on Facebook, the largest and most important social media platform for business. Learn the ins and outs of posting great content, how to leverage advertising and call features, developing schedules and routines, and other tasks. We will cover specific examples and the latest changes. By the time we are done you will be on your way to becoming a Facebook Master. 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: 3603317323. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

12 steps for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Category: Organizations. Contact Email: Freelandacoa@gmail.com. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex Chapel 18341 Hwy 525 Freeland 98249.

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, September 29, 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.

Autumn Smallpipes & Fiddle Workshop

The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to present the 6th Annual Autumn Smallpipes Workshop from Friday, September 30th - Sunday, October 2nd, this time with a workshop option for fiddlers! For the second year in a row, the piping workshop will be held at the beautiful Littlefield Celtic Center (LCC), enhancing the intimate and personal nature of this workshop. Two blocks away from the LCC we're happy to offer a Cape Breton/Scottish fiddle workshop on Saturday, October 1st as well. For pipers, join us for an exciting workshop to learn more about smallpipes, reelpipes and whistle with none other than Fred Morrison! This year we're also pleased to welcome our friend Iain MacDonald from Saskatchewan who will be joining us as a second Smallpipe/reelpipe instructor. For fiddlers, we're pleased to present a one-day workshop on Saturday, October 1st with Cape Breton fiddling and piano sensation, Troy MacGillivray. Take in a four-hour workshop with Troy from 10:00-3:00, and then finish up the workshop with so… Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Music. Cost: Varies, please see website for details. Contact Name: Celtic Arts Foundation. Contact Email: events@celticarts.org. Contact Phone: 360-416-4934. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, October 2, 2016, 1:00 PM. Littlefield Celtic Center 1124 Cleveland Ave Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit celticarts.org.

Oak Harbor Book Group: "The Zookeeper's Wife"

Share your love of reading! Check out a copy of "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman, and join the discussion in the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. All are welcome. Category: Arts & entertainment. Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Knight Life

Discover facts and myths about medieval sports and fitness practices, and just what life is really like inside a suit of armor! Watch Knights of Veritas demonstrate the skill and physical prowess of authentic combat techniques from the middle ages using real swords! Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Debbie Lagasse. Contact Email: dlagasse@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Coupeville Elementary School Multipurpose Room.

Hebrew Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your Hebrew, & learn useful cultural tips. The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Teen Movie: "The Jungle Book"

Join us for a showing of the 2016 live-action adaptation of "The Jungle Book"! Rated PG. Runtime 106 minutes. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python (Scarlett Johansson) and a smooth-talking ape (Christopher Walken). Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Big Night Out

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County invites community members to a recruitment and networking event, Big Night Out, from 5-7 at Flyers Restaurant & Brewery. This will be an opportunity to learn what it's like to be a Big in our program. More than 50 children are currently waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Appetizers will be provided and at the end of the night, door prizes will be drawn. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free Admission, Appetizers Provided, Cash Bar Available. Contact Name: Katrina Richard. Contact Email: admin@bbbsislandcounty.org. Contact Phone: 360-279-0644. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Flyers Restaurant and Brewery, 32295 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, WA.

Gam-Anon

Do you have a Family Member or friend who has a Gambling Problem? Please join us at Gam-Anon Meetings where you can share and receive support. The meetings are held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA at 2015 E Blackburn Rd. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Meet the Doula

Are you expecting a baby? Would you like to build a birth plan?  What about classes?  What about after the baby comes?  What is a Doula? Get these and other questions answered at our monthly Whidbey Doula Collective “Meet the Doula” event.  You will have the opportunity to talk with Birth and Postpartum doulas, ask questions, and connect with other expecting families all in one place. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: BeverlyYoung Reed. Contact Email: Bev@oakharborbirth.com. Contact Phone: 3602925961. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Whidbey Coffee Oak Harbor, 31275 SR 20, Oak Harbor.

Spin Game Nights

Spin Cafe Game Nights are open to anyone over 18 who wants to have some fun playing games and hanging out with some cool people in a clean and sober environment! There will be a big selection of board games to kick off this every Friday event. We hope that there will be regular players who come up with themes or other types of games for subsequent Fridays! See you there! Category: Sports & recreation. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ericka Cooley. Contact Email: e.cooley@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Spin Cafe 658 Bayshore Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Instant Wine Cellar & Dance

United Way of Island County's annual Instant Wine Cellar and Dance. Attendees can purchase raffle tickets for an Instant Wine Cellar or 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall along with many other wine and beer related prizes. Event includes Bites and Sips donated by local restaurants, wineries and beer establishments served by local celebrities. All proceeds matched by Island Thrift! Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25.00. Contact Name: Cathy Niiro. Contact Email: cniiro@uwic.comcastbiz.net. Contact Phone: 360-675-1778. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Elk's Lodge 155 NE Ernst Oak Harbor, WA.

Porpathon! - Marine Wildlife Observation Blitz

Would you like to relax by the seashore and watch marine wildlife... for science? Join Pacific Biodiversity Institute for a Salish Sea wildlife observation blitz--the Porpathon! On Saturday October 1, 2016, get out on the water, your deck, or your favorite spot to watch the waves and let us know about the marine wildlife you see. Or join a wildlife observation citizen scientist at a designated lookout to learn more! No training or experience is required. Sign up by emailing anna@pacificbio.org and you will receive a free marine wildlife species ID guide, guide to suggested viewing locations and designated lookouts, and instructions on how to submit your sightings. Share your sightings all day on social media, too, with #porpathon2016. Great for the whole family, and great for Salish Sea conservation! Contact the Citizen Science Coordinator, Anna Hallingstad, at anna@pacificbio.org for more information. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna Hallingstad. Contact Email: anna@pacificbio.org. Contact Phone: 360-299-2821. Saturday, October 1, 2016. 400 Hill Valley Dr, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit pacificbio.org.

Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show

The Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show features over 50,000 sq. ft. of running model train layouts, exhibits, and vendors. All profits go to Lions Club community projects. Trains of all gauges for train buffs of all ages. Fun Guaranteed. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Family. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $7, Senior $6, Child $5, Under 6 Free, Family up to 6 $22. Contact Name: Gordon Sund. Contact Email: gordonsund@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-318-8155. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Northwest Washington Fairground The Henry Jansen Agric. Bldg. 1775 Front St. Lynden, WA 98264.

Oral Cancer Awareness Walk

3 mile walk and FREE oral cancer screenings, plus local survivors speak and a photo booth www.oralcancer.org Help raise awareness of this deadly disease. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Online registration $25.00 Adults $15.00 Students. Contact Name: Vicki Munday, RDH, BS, Regional Coordinator Oral Cancer Foundation. Contact Email: vicki.ocf.wa@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-308-2259. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Juanita Beach Park 9703 NE Juanita Dr. Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit donate.oralcancer.org.

Beginners Genealogy Workshop

Beginners Genealogy Workshop: Skagit Valley Genealogical Society is offering introductory classes to get you started in researching your family history. Saturdays, Oct 1, 8, 15 and 22; 10am-Noon; Burlington Public Library, 820 E Washington. Lecture notes included in tuition A special class on DNA testing is also featured. Early registration by September 26 encouraged. Register for the entire series or individual classes. Drop-ins welcome. For registration and tuition details: visit skagitvalleygenealogy.org or genealogy0715@gmail.com. Tuition discount applies for SVGS and new members. Come learn from the experts proper research methods to make your family history research more productive and rewarding. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 for series if registered by 9/26; after $60 or $15/class. Contact Name: George Ridgeway. Contact Email: genealogy0715@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-202-2408. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Burlington Public Library 820 E. Washington Avenue Burlingtgon, WA 98233.

Pet Blessing

Observe the age-old tradition of blessing animals.  Animal lovers island-wide are welcome to bring their precious pets to the Public Pet Blessing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 207 North Main Street, in Coupeville at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, October 1st. If there is inclement weather, the happy event will take place in the sheltered breezeway between the church and the parish hall along NE 3 rd Street, just off Main Street in Coupeville. For owners of pets wearing collars, there will be a variety of St. Francis pet medals available at the event, also. Some of the medals are designed to be engraved on the back and used also as the pets’ identifying information tags. Pet Blessing is a custom usually conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, who is knownfor teaching us how to live in peace with creation. October 4 th is his annual feast day, when people of all denominations and religious traditions celebrate love for all creatures as well as their own love for their pets. St. Frances wrote a Canticle of… Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Holiday. Organizations. Outdoor. Service clubs. Volunteer. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Mary Catholic Mission, 207 N. Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239.

Free Acoustic Jam Session

FREE ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION! Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, or whatever YOU like to make music with and join the fun! All ages - all levels of skill! No competition, no egos and no stress! This is an easy way to get back into music if you've been wanting to. We supply the sheet music, you bring your smile! For more information, call Click Music at 360-675-5544, email us at avi@clickmusic.biz or visit our website at www.clickmusic.biz. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov, Owner. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Bird-population decline film airs at the Clyde

Imagine a world without birdsong. Whidbey Audubon Society presents The Messenger,  a 90-minute documentary by award-winning filmmaker Su Reynard (Dream Machine, Cardia),  about the struggle of songbirds worldwide to survive in turbulent environmental conditions brought about by humans and argues that their demise could signify the crash of the ecosystems globally, akin to the disappearance of honey bees and the melting of the glaciers. A panel of Whidbey Audubon Society members will answer questions afterwards and discuss what can be done about the bird-population decline . Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 donation. Contact Name: Traci York. Contact Email: rtyork@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-320-1699. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The Clyde Theatre, 217 First Street, Langley Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For more info visit songbirdsos.com.

Film to discuss bird population decline

Imagine a world without birdsong. Whidbey Audubon Society presents The Messenger,  a 90-minute documentary by award-winning filmmaker Su Reynard (Dream Machine, Cardia),  about the struggle of songbirds worldwide to survive in turbulent environmental conditions brought about by humans and argues that their demise could signify the crash of the ecosystems globally, akin to the disappearance of honey bees and the melting of the glaciers. A panel of Whidbey Audubon Society members will answer questions afterwards and discuss what can be done about the bird-population decline. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 donation. Contact Name: Traci York. Contact Email: rtyork@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-320-1699. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Clyde Theatre, 217 First Avenue, Langley Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For more info visit songbirdsos.com.

Saturday Matinee @ the Library "Concussion"

Neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers a degenerative brain disease in the autopsies of several deceased pro-football players, but after presenting his research he finds himself under fire from the NFL. Filmmaker Peter Landesman wrote and directed this sports-themed drama based on Jeanne Marie Laskas' GQ article "Game Brain". Free popcorn and movie provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Fred Morrison Live in Concert!

Join us for a night of incredible piping with the world-famous Fred Morrison! Be sure to buy your tickets early, as this concert was completely sold-out last year! Fred Morrison returns to the Littlefield Celtic Center for another spectacular performance! One of the world’s most skilled and celebrated pipers, Morrison’s mastery of the great Highland bagpipes, reelpipes, Uillean pipes, and more is evident through his technical virtuoso and captivating stage presence. A living legend in the Celtic music world, Morrison’s music is firmly rooted in the tradition of the Hebridean islands of Scotland while also boldly exploring the technical and creative boundaries of Celtic music. He has developed a distinct and renowned signature sound in the piping community, and has won nearly all of the international prizes in the piping world. His exceptional talents and expressive style are immediately evident in his adventurous music. His performances feature mostly his own original compositions, and whether a hau… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Cost: $25 General, $20 Members. Contact Name: Celtic Arts Foundation. Contact Email: events@celticarts.org. Contact Phone: 360-416-4934. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Littlefield Celtic Center 1124 Cleveland Ave Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit celticarts.org.

Seanotes Dance

Come and join us at the Oak Harbor Elks ( Oct. 1st, 7:30-10:00pm)for an evening of music and dancing of the 30's,40's,50's Era of Music. Open to the Public, cost is 10.00 per person. Bring your dancing shoes! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 10.00 per person. Contact Name: Kathy Seltveit. Contact Email: kmhappy1999@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-1330. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Oak Harbor Elks 155 NE Ernst St. Oak Harbor,Wa. 98277.

Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show

The 32nd annual Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show features over 50,000 sq. ft. of running model train layouts, exhibits, and vendors. All profits go to Lions Club community projects. Trains of all gauges for train buffs of all ages. Fun guaranteed. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Family. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $7, Senior $6, Child $5, Under 6 Free, Family up to 6 $22. Contact Name: Gordon Sund. Contact Email: gordonsund@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-318-8155. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Northwest Washington Fairground The Henry Jansen Agric. Bldg. 1775 Front St. Lynden, WA 98264.

COASST Beached Birds Training Session

Volunteer with the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) and help make a difference for the environment! COASST volunteers systematically count and identify bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from northern California to Alaska. Volunteers need NO experience with birds, just a commitment to survey a specific beach each month. Join COASST staff for a 6-hour training. Hear about how COASST started, learn how to use the custom Beached Birds field guide, and try out your new skills with some actual specimens.  RSVP to coasst@uw.edu or 206-221-6893. Category: Volunteer. Cost: Free. Contact Name: COASST. Contact Email: coasst@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-221-6893. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Race Road Firehall 1164 Race Road Coupeville, WA 98239.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market

organic produce, cultural food, jewelry, plants, crafts, soaps, American cafe, large children's play area with large toys, sand box musician: Quinn Fitzpatrick, award-winning acoustic guitar children's craft: Carla Walsh teaches painting of fireworks safety cans. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Susan Prescott. Contact Email: president@SouthWhidbeyTilth.org. Contact Phone: 360 321-0757. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 2812 Thompson Road at Highway 525 between Freeland and Bayview Look for the scarecrow with the green thumb. For more info visit southwhidbeytilth.org.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Science Storytime

On the first Sunday of each month, join us as we let imagination run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, creative activities and easy science experiments that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading and learning. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

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: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Debbie Lagasse. Contact Email: dlagasse@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, October 3, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Monday, October 3, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Are Your Goals Setting You Back?

In this interactive hands-on workshop, learn how to shift your thinking and develop action items that will help you create results while keeping balance in your life. Presented by Jean Simpson of Creative Solution Finders. Funded by the Sno Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Monday, October 3, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Monday, October 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Internet for Beginners II

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning how to access and use the internet on your own. This hands-on class builds on the skills learned in Internet for Beginners, with a focus on tabbed browsing, keyboard shortcuts, and basic security. Attendance at Internet for Beginners not required, but this class is intended for beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills. Category: Classes & lectures. Monday, October 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Read the Classics Book Group

Read the classics with a supportive group of friends. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Name: Rita. Contact Phone: 631-707-5980. Monday, October 3, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

French Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your French, learn useful cultural tips, and meet other Francophiles & travelers. Basic familiarity with French is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road langley, WA 98260.

Thrills & Chills: Meet Author Ingrid Thoft

Ingrid Thoft is a two-time Shamus Award finalist for her the Fina Ludlow mysteries. A Boston P.I. Ludlow is every bit as tough as her male counterparts. Thoft's certificate from the University of Washington's private investigation program gives Ludlow an added layer of credibility. Book signing immediately following program; books will be available for purchase from Wind & Tide Books. Funded by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 1:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Chronic Pain Group

Break the chronic pain cycle! Join our Chronic Pain Support Group People supporting people - We listen to each other - Share remedies that work - We understand life with chronic pain FREE Tuesdays 7PM Island Athletic Club, Freeland Call Rick: (360) 331-8819. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Larsen. Contact Email: rickandjody@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 3318819. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Island Athletic Club in Freeland.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me

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. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Sri Sri Yoga

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

Quilts for Veterans

We are continuing to make quilts for our Whidbey Island Veterans. Come and join us. No sewing experience necessary. If you are able, bring cotton fabric donations. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: volunteer. Contact Name: Anita M Smith. Contact Email: margins@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-8302. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Deer Lagoon Grange 5142 Bayview Road Langley, Washington 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. Playtime or craft may follow. Supported by Friends of the Langley and Freeland Libraries. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 Second St. Langley, WA.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me

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. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Meeting in the Margins: An Invitation to Encounter Society’s Invisible People

Cynthia Trenshaw earned national certification as hospital chaplain and as massage therapist, and a master’s degree in theology (MTh) from Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Drawn unexpectedly into our cultural borderlands, Trenshaw learns to see our society’s “invisible” people. She touches them with skilled compassion, and learns to be radically present to them. In homeless shelters, in hospitals, and under city viaducts, she is taught by dispossessed teachers not listed on any academic roster. Book sales and signing follows program. Category: Classes & lectures. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Scottish Highland & Irish Step Dance Classes

The Clan Heather Dancers offer year-round Scottish Highland and Irish step dance classes and welcome dancers from preschool age to adults.  Featuring traditional solo and group dances of the British Isle and contemporary choreography.  Studio locations:  Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett.  Try the popular four-week introductory program.  Competition, performance, recreation – we do it all!  Join now to participate in St. Patrick’s Day shows and Highland dance competitions.  We organize three Highland dance competitions each year and our dancers are featured at regional festivals and events.  Classes begin mid afternoon and continue through the evening hours. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Clan Heather Dancers. Contact Email: dance@clanheather.com. Contact Phone: 360-715-8682. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 PM. Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

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

Spanish Chat

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

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Join us for a special screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time -- friction she knew all too well. In Screenagers, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Plea… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Young Children, New Media and Early Literacy: Your Librarian as Media Mentor

Young children are increasingly exposed to a variety of digital media through iPads, smartphones, tablets, eReaders and more. Explore research, best practices and recommendations on how to evaluate apps and other media to support early literacy. Learn what resources your public library may be able to offer you and your families. Earn STARS Credits for free. Please register online and find more information at sno-isle.org/kids/stars. For adults only. Funded by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free, registration required. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit sno-isle.org.

Free Brass Ensemble Jam

Calling all BRASS players! Free Brass Ensemble Jam at Click Music, located at 1130 NE 7th Avenue in Oak Harbor, WA. Brass Jam directed by Bruce Seltveit. Music provided. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO RE-ENTER THE MUSIC WORLD! All ages - all levels of skill. Please come! It's a lot of fun! For more information, call 360-675-5544 or visit our website at www.clickmusic.biz. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Taizé Prayer Service

Taizé is a worldwide ecumenical 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: none. Contact Name: Elizabeth Guss. Contact Email: elizabeth@sthubertchurch.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-5383. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Hubert Catholic Church 804 3rd Street, Langley.

Rosebud Parent and Child Program

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents The Rosebud Parent and Child Program Our Rosebud program creates a warm, nurturing, supportive environment for children (birth to three) and their parents or caregiver. Children are invited to join in free and imaginative play, circle time for songs, verses and movement followed by a wholesome snack. Our Fall 2016 session runs once a week for five weeks. Thursday October 6 - Thursday November 3, 9am - 11am. Tuition is $125. To enroll, please call 360-341-5686 or email karina@wiws.org. Category: Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $125. for 5 classes over 5 weeks. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-5686. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton, WA 98236.

Greenbank Garden Club Monthly Meeting

Doors open at 9:30am social time and refreshments. the meeting starts Promptly at 10am, followed by a program "Landscape with Natural Water Saving Plants". New members are welcome. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Sandra Clarke. Contact Email: Sandyk@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-7679. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse on the corner of Bakken and Firehouse Rds. Greenbank.

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 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sherry Southard. Contact Email: ssouthard@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

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. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

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. Supported by Friends of the Langley and Freeland Libraries. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Freeland, WA.

Whidbey Island Weaver's Guild

Business meeting at 10 am Program after lunch Eileen Van Bronkhorst- Where Your Past and Future Collide- Being Present to Weave; discover how weaving even the smallest of tapestries can bring healing into your life. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: none. Contact Name: Diane Driver. Contact Email: dianedriver@mac.com. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Pacific Northwest Art School 15 NW Birch Street Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.whidbeyweaversguild.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. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Alzheimer's Family Support Group Meeting

Alzheimer's Family Support Group Meeting For families, friends and others coping with memory loss and dementia. Support, education and resources. Light refreshment served. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: N/A. Contact Name: Karen Cowgill. Contact Email: Marketing@HomePlaceOakHarbor.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-2555. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Summer Hill Assisted Living 2nd floor 165 SW 6th Avenue.

Time Together Adult Day Service

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

Blazing Women: Opening Doors

Brave women in the Victorian era fought to open doors for women. Learn about some of those game-changers and what they had to do to create change, and what they accomplished that still influences our lives today. Presented by Patricia Francisco. Funded by Friends of the Langley Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd st Langley, WA.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

12 steps for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Category: Organizations. Contact Email: Freelandacoa@gmail.com. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex Chapel 18341 Hwy 525 Freeland 98249.

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, October 6, 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.

St. Augusting Rummage Sale

St. Augustine Rummage Sale: toys, books, household items, clothing and more to benefit Works of Mercy Ministry in Parish Hall, 185 N. Oak Harbor St. Friday 10-3 and Saturday, 8-1. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: St. Augustine Church. Contact Email: assistant@staugustineoh.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-2303. Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 185 N. Oak Harbor Street Oak Harbor, WA.

Whidbey Allied Artists Art & Gift Show

Whidbey Allied Artists Art and Gift Show, Oct. 7, 8, 9 Whidbey Allied Artists (WAA) is hosting their summer Art & Gift Show and Sale on October 7, 8 & 9. The show will be held in the beautiful historic town of Coupeville at the Recreational Hall located at the corner of Coveland and Alexander Streets.  More than twenty five artists will show and sell a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional art.  WAA is a collaborative group of artists from Whidbey Island who maintain a floating gallery of art, hosting several shows annually.  Times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 7, 8 & 9 (Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm). Admission is FREE. Questions: contact WhidbeyArtists@gmail.com. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Gray. Contact Phone: 3607202283. Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, October 9, 2016, 5:00 PM. Recreational Hall, Coupeville.

Hebrew Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your Hebrew, & learn useful cultural tips. The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Friday, October 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Coding for Kids Series

Adam Allard and the Oak Harbor Geeks will take children on an exploration of coding with Microsoft Imagine Academy software. Please bring your own laptop. For those without a laptop, contact librarian Ashley Green at 360-675-5115 for more information. Registration for this series is required. You do not have to attend all four programs. Participants must be 7-12 years old. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, October 7, 2016, 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Anacortes Bier on the Pier

The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of Anacortes Bier on the Pier! Bring your thirst for beer to this two-day extravaganza, leaving room to enjoy the assortment of tasty foods as you dance the night away on the historic pier overlooking Guemes Channel. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and your first six taste tokens. Come spend the weekend in beautiful Anacortes – enter the event Friday evening from 5pm-9pm, and return Saturday 12pm-6pm. The event is held at the Historic Port Warehouse at 1st & Commercial, downtown Anacortes, with spectacular views of Guemes Channel and Mount Baker. Category: Fairs & festivals. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: One Day Pass (Friday or Saturday): $25 in advance or $30 at the door (at the door is subject to availability) Two Day Pass (Friday and Saturday) $45 in advance or $50 at the door (at the door only on Friday, subject to availability) Designated drivers $5 one-day pass, $10 for two (at the door is subject to availability). Contact Name: Laura Hartner. Contact Email: info@anacortes.org. Contact Phone: 360-293-7911. Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Port of Anacortes Warehouse 100 Commercial Avenue Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit anacortes.org.

Gam-Anon

Do you have a Family Member or friend who has a Gambling Problem? Please join us at Gam-Anon Meetings where you can share and receive support. The meetings are held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA at 2015 E Blackburn Rd. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Spin Game Nights

Spin Cafe Game Nights are open to anyone over 18 who wants to have some fun playing games and hanging out with some cool people in a clean and sober environment! There will be a big selection of board games to kick off this every Friday event. We hope that there will be regular players who come up with themes or other types of games for subsequent Fridays! See you there! Category: Sports & recreation. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ericka Cooley. Contact Email: e.cooley@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Spin Cafe 658 Bayshore Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Meet the Author: Suzanne Kelman

Suzanne Kelman will discuss her novel set in Langley: When a small-town librarian is persuaded to attend a gathering of eccentric writers known as "The Rejected Writers' Bookclub," she gets pulled into a kaleidoscope of craziness she never knew existed. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd st Langley, WA.

1st Annual "Roots of Restorative Justice" Retreat

Dr. Fania Davis--founder of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and sister of activist Angela Davis--will join Dr. Morris Jenkins, New Zealand's ground-breaking Maori-based criminal court system and other esteemed guests at the 1st Annual "Cultural Roots of Restorative Justice" Retreat, Oct. 8-9, 2016 at the Tukwila Community & Events Center. Hosted by No New Jim Crow-Seattle, the retreat will feature creative, hands-on workshops and experience with restorative justice practitioners from African/AfAm, Latino, Pacific Islander, Anglo-Saxon, First Nation/Native American cultural traditions that complement Restorative Justice peace and healing practices. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/TheNewJimCrowInSeattle or nnjcinfo@gmail.com Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGGWRDC. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $250 with sliding scale. Contact Name: Mary. Saturday, October 8, 2016 – Sunday, October 9, 2016. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Ave S Tukwila, WA 98168. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

St. Augusting Rummage Sale

St. Augustine Rummage Sale: books, toys, household items, clothing and more to benefit Works of Mercy Ministry, Saturday, 8am-1pm in Parish Hall, 185 N. Oak Harbor St. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: St. Augustine Church. Contact Email: assistant@staugustineoh.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-2303. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 185 N. Oak Harbor St. Oak Harbor.

Band Aid Fun Run

The 6th annual Band Aid Fun Run provides competitive runners as well as families a lively musical tour on a certified course along the Skagit River where the 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk will begin and end. From beginners to seasoned runners, this event is for everyone! Category: Benefit. Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 w/o shirt $30 w/shirt. Contact Name: Jeanne Holdal. Contact Email: bandaidfunrun@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-540-0863. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Edgewater Park 600 Behrens Millett Rd, Mount Vernon WA.

Beginners Genealogy Workshop

Beginners Genealogy Workshop: Skagit Valley Genealogical Society is offering introductory classes to get you started in researching your family history. Saturdays, Oct 1, 8, 15 and 22; 10am-Noon; Burlington Public Library, 820 E Washington. Lecture notes included in tuition A special class on DNA testing is also featured. Early registration by September 26 encouraged. Register for the entire series or individual classes. Drop-ins welcome. For registration and tuition details: visit skagitvalleygenealogy.org or genealogy0715@gmail.com. Tuition discount applies for SVGS and new members. Come learn from the experts proper research methods to make your family history research more productive and rewarding. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 for series if registered by 9/26; after $60 or $15/class. Contact Name: George Ridgeway. Contact Email: genealogy0715@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-202-2408. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Burlington Public Library 820 E. Washington Avenue Burlingtgon, WA 98233.

FHC's Monster Bash: Touch a Tank & Truck Event

Get scary close to a collection of mythical and marvelous machines at the Flying Heritage Collection's third annual MONSTER BASH happening October 8th! Free admission for kids 13 and under dressed in costume. Stay all day, explore exhibits and ultra-rare vintage aircraft and vehicles. Where else can you touch big firetrucks, tanks, tractors, and monster trucks? Exhibitors will hand out tasty treats to attendees while supplies last. Don't forget to grab a bite at Snohomish county's mouthwatering food trucks to keep your energy up. See you at the Flying Heritage Collection on Paine Field in Everett, WA for this super scary MONSTER touch a tank and truck event! Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: All Children 13 & Under in Costume: Free | Adults: $14 | Seniors & Military: $12 | Youth (6-17): $10 | Children 5 & Under: Free. Contact Email: info@flyingheritage.com. Contact Phone: 877-342-3404. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 3407 109TH ST SW Everett, WA 98204. For more info visit www.flyingheritage.com.

Anacortes Bier on the Pier (Saturday)

The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of Anacortes Bier on the Pier! Bring your thirst for beer to this two-day extravaganza, leaving room to enjoy the assortment of tasty foods as you dance the night away on the historic pier overlooking Guemes Channel. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and your first six taste tokens. Come spend the weekend in beautiful Anacortes – enter the event Friday evening from 5pm-9pm, and return Saturday 12pm-6pm. The event is held at the Historic Port Warehouse at 1st & Commercial, downtown Anacortes, with spectacular views of Guemes Channel and Mount Baker. Category: Fairs & festivals. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: One Day Pass (Friday or Saturday): $25 in advance or $30 at the door (at the door is subject to availability) Two Day Pass (Friday and Saturday) $45 in advance or $50 at the door (at the door only on Friday, subject to availability) Designated Driver tickets are $5 each, either in advance or at the door (at the door is subject to availability). Contact Name: Laura Hartner. Contact Email: info@anacortes.org. Contact Phone: 360-293-7911. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Port of Anacortes Warehouse 100 Commercial Avenue Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit anacortes.org.

Free Acoustic Jam Session

FREE ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION! Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, or whatever YOU like to make music with and join the fun! All ages - all levels of skill! No competition, no egos and no stress! This is an easy way to get back into music if you've been wanting to. We supply the sheet music, you bring your smile! For more information, call Click Music at 360-675-5544, email us at avi@clickmusic.biz or visit our website at www.clickmusic.biz. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov, Owner. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Auditions "Holiday Revue"

Whidbey Islands talented artists will sing, dance and just perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be a great time for the whole family. Auditions by appointment only by contacting Stan Thomas at 360-632-5090 or at stanthomas13@hotmail.com. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Join us for a special screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time -- friction she knew all too well. In Screenagers, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Plea… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Chinook Community Festival

Join us for this family-friendly celebration of land and community! All are welcome to explore, play, create, and enjoy music and food together. We'll also be sharing updates about the work and evolution of the Whidbey Institute. All our neighbors and friends are warmly welcomed. Please register at no cost to help us with our planning. Brunch is by donation. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Reunions. Schools. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Marnie Jackson. Contact Email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360.341.3403. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit www.whidbeyinstitute.org.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market

organic produce, cultural food, jewelry, plants, crafts, soaps, American cafe, large children's play area with large toys, sand box musician: Quinn Fitzpatrick, award-winning acoustic guitar children's craft: Carla Walsh teaches painting of fireworks safety cans. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Susan Prescott. Contact Email: president@SouthWhidbeyTilth.org. Contact Phone: 360 321-0757. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 2812 Thompson Road at Highway 525 between Freeland and Bayview Look for the scarecrow with the green thumb. For more info visit southwhidbeytilth.org.

Walk & Talk with Fungi

On this popular autumn walk you will learn to identify different species of fungi and explore their beautiful habitat in the Camano Ridge Forest Preserve. Our fungi enthusiast and tour leader will teach you about fungi's important role in the forest ecosystem, and help you identify a handful of varieties. Choose between two free guided tours on Sunday, October 9: 11am - 1pm or 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Space is limited on tours, so please register online in advance at www.wclt.org/events. Children ages 12+ are welcome. Please, no dogs on this group walk. Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Amy McInerney. Contact Email: amy@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Camano Ridge Forest Preserve 37 Camano Ridge Rd, Camano Island, WA. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Auditions "Holiday Revue"

Whidbey Islands talented artists will sing, dance and just perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be a great time for the whole family. Auditions by appointment only by contacting Stan Thomas at 360-632-5090 or at stanthomas13@hotmail.com. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Making Peace with Earth -- the 13th Annual Interfaith Peace Vigil

Making Peace with Earth a gathering of many faiths to honor the beauty of the created world and explore in song, poem, and commentary how we can become better partners to restore the health of our common home. Category: Faith. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: by donation. Contact Name: Alice O'Grady. Contact Email: alog51@aol.com. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. St. Augustine in the Woods Episcopal Church 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA 98249.

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: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Debbie Lagasse. Contact Email: dlagasse@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, October 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Monday, October 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Ways to Finance a Business

The greatest cause for failure of a new business is the lack of startup capital to cover cash needs through its growing period. Learn about various methods of business financing that are available and what you need to do to apply. Presented by Sean Callahan from SCORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Monday, October 10, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Monday, October 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island monthly meeting

Oct 10, 2016 Maureen MacDonald “Via Canada!” — Some of our ancestors arrived in the United States via Canada. They came for various reasons and some stayed in Canada for extended time periods before entering the United States. This presentation will deal with those arriving from the British Isles at 1 p.m. Beginning genealogy class will meet at 11:45 a.m. “Starting The Journey - Forms and Programs” NY/NE Focus Group will meet at 11:45 a.m. The Genealogical Society meets at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, Washington located at WA-525 and S Woodard Avenue. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: First two meetings free. Contact Name: Janice Martin. Contact Email: gardenerjan@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-5562. Monday, October 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, Washington at WA-525 & S. Woodard Avenue.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning the basics of Microsoft Word. In this hands-on class you'll learn to create and save a document, print, and utilize other useful commands. This class is intended for computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, October 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Read the Classics Book Group

Read the classics with a supportive group of friends. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Name: Rita. Contact Phone: 631-707-5980. Monday, October 10, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

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

French Chat

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

Parkinsons Disease Support Group

Informal support group for Parkinsons Disease Patients and caregivers. Lots of info available from veterans of the disease, plus hand outs and the latest news on medications and potential cures. 10 am to noon, 2nd Tuesday of each month. Left hand side entrance of the Bayview Senior Center Phone 321-1600. Category: Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: none. Contact Name: Carolyn Hansen. Contact Email: wchansen292@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-279-1785. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:00 AM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley.

Thrills & Chills: Meet Author Martha Crites

Meet author Martha Crites. In her first mystery, "Grave Disturbance," Crites calls on her experience as a mental health professional and a teacher at a tribal school to create believable characters cast in frighteningly realistic situations. Book signing immediately following program; books will be available for purchase from Wind & Tide Books. Funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 1:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Rock Art

Join us as we become rock artists by painting rocks! We provide the rocks and paint; you provide your imagination. Already have a rock you want to paint? Bring it too! Stay for the whole hour, or come and go as you please. For children and families. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

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

The Cigarette Diaries: Presentation and Book Signing

Rebecca Pratt will tell the story of discovering her father's hidden WWII diaries. Army Air Corps 2nd Lieutenant Frank Pratt was captured by the Germans when his B-24 was shot down over Poland on September 13, 1944. He spent the next eight months as a prisoner of war in Germany. While there, he kept journals that he wrote mostly on the back of cigarette packets from the Red Cross parcels. Together, his three “cigarette diaries” tell the story of day-to-day life of a prisoner of war in Germany in the closing months of WWII. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kathleen Kaska. Contact Email: kkaska@caveartpress.com. Contact Phone: 360-317-1620. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Langley Library 104 Second St. Langley, WA.

Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters general meeting

This is a supportive, positive learning environment where members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills. Check out our facebook or contact us for more information, and to find out what exciting topics will be presented at this week's meeting! Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@toastmastersclubs.org. Contact Phone: 206-817-3533. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 3037 NE goldie st. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Chronic Pain Group

Break the chronic pain cycle! Join our Chronic Pain Support Group People supporting people - We listen to each other - Share remedies that work - We understand life with chronic pain FREE Tuesdays 7PM Island Athletic Club, Freeland Call Rick: (360) 331-8819. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Larsen. Contact Email: rickandjody@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 3318819. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Island Athletic Club in Freeland.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me

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. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 9:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Sri Sri Yoga

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

Medicare 2017

This workshop will focus on the changes to Medicare for 2017 as well as a brief overview of Medicare itself. We will emphasize the plans available on Whidbey Island as well as the drug plans available next year. If you need help with a drug plan, bring an accurate, detailed list of your medications. Counselors will available to help you after the presentation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Annette Barca. Contact Email: abquilts@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 678 8328. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome St Oak Harbor WA 98277.

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. Supported by Friends of the Langley and Freeland Libraries. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 Second St. Langley, WA.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me

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. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Scottish Highland & Irish Step Dance Classes

The Clan Heather Dancers offer year-round Scottish Highland and Irish step dance classes and welcome dancers from preschool age to adults.  Featuring traditional solo and group dances of the British Isle and contemporary choreography.  Studio locations:  Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett.  Try the popular four-week introductory program.  Competition, performance, recreation – we do it all!  Join now to participate in St. Patrick’s Day shows and Highland dance competitions.  We organize three Highland dance competitions each year and our dancers are featured at regional festivals and events.  Classes begin mid afternoon and continue through the evening hours. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Clan Heather Dancers. Contact Email: dance@clanheather.com. Contact Phone: 360-715-8682. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4:00 PM. Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

Meditation on Whidbey Island is a growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

Blackbelt Communication Retreat

Develop the communication skills necessary to create win-win outcomes in any situation. Join us for a transformative communication skills retreat, Wednesday, October 12 at 5 pm to Sunday October 16 at 1 pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 1295.00. Contact Name: Marnie Jackson. Contact Email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360.341.3403. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 5:00 PM – Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:00 PM. The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

Spanish Chat

Drop in to this weekly conversation group to brush up on your Spanish, as well as learn useful cultural tips in a friendly informal atmosphere. Basic familiarity with Spanish is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

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, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Hospice of Whidbey General 202 N. Main St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Time Together Adult Day Service

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

Free Brass Ensemble Jam

Calling all BRASS players! Free Brass Ensemble Jam at Click Music, located at 1130 NE 7th Avenue in Oak Harbor, WA. Brass Jam directed by Bruce Seltveit. Music provided. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO RE-ENTER THE MUSIC WORLD! All ages - all levels of skill. Please come! It's a lot of fun! For more information, call 360-675-5544 or visit our website at www.clickmusic.biz. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Fly Fishing Club

The fly club meets to discuss upcoming outings, listen to guest speakers and share techniques in fly fishing. It is a great opportunity for the experienced fly guy as well as the beginner wanting help with equipment, fly selection etc. This is an informal gathering meant to have fun. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: clayton wright. Contact Email: cdwright9@aol.com. Contact Phone: 3609695963. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Day Rd. Firestation 3253 Day Road, Greenbank.

In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles

The music of the Beatles -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- continues to stand the test of time. "In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" will give you a fresh perspective on the band's history. It's more than a tribute concert; the show has a narrative element that depicts everything from the famed "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance to the final performance atop the Apple Corps offices. You'll see the Fab Four through the eyes of their late manager, Brian Epstein, who serves as narrator to renowned Beatles tribute band Abbey Road as they perform 33 of the group's classic hits. “In My Life” played to capacity audiences in 2014 and 2015. In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the award-winning musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, featuring the live music of renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. The smash hit produc… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 25-65. Contact Name: Andy Nagle. Contact Email: andy@lajollabooking.com. Contact Phone: 562-480-7951. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 104 N Commercial St.

Medicare 2017

This workshop will focus on the changes to Medicare for 2017 as well as a brief overview of Medicare itself. We will emphasize the plans available on Whidbey Island as well as the drug plans available next year. If you need help with a drug plan, bring an accurate, detailed list of your medications. Counselors will available to help you after the presentation. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Annette Barca. Contact Email: abquilts@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 678 8328. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM. South Whidbey Senior Center 14594 SR 525 Langley WA 98260.

Rosebud Parent and Child Program

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents The Rosebud Parent and Child Program Our Rosebud program creates a warm, nurturing, supportive environment for children (birth to three) and their parents or caregiver. Children are invited to join in free and imaginative play, circle time for songs, verses and movement followed by a wholesome snack. Our Fall 2016 session runs once a week for five weeks. Thursday October 6 - Thursday November 3, 9am - 11am. Tuition is $125. To enroll, please call 360-341-5686 or email karina@wiws.org. Category: Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $125. for 5 classes over 5 weeks. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-5686. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton, WA 98236.

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. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

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 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sherry Southard. Contact Email: ssouthard@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

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. Supported by Friends of the Langley and Freeland Libraries. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Freeland, 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. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

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

Whidbey Island Marine Corps League Detatchment 1210 Monthly Meeting

Marine Corps League Detatchment 1210 of Whidbey Island is holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at the Oak Harbor VFW Post on N. Goldie Road. The gathering for socials and dinner is at 5:15 pm, the meeting starts at 7:00 pm and usually ends around 8:15 pm. Current and former members of all the military armed forces are invited; and, if desired, become a regular member of the detachment. Former service in the USMC is not necessary, all military veterans are welcome. Come join us for the camaraderie, social interaction and participation in our programs contributing to our island community. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Herb Weissblum. Contact Email: herbw@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-341-4140. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor VFW Post 7392 3037 N. Goldie Rd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

12 steps for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Category: Organizations. Contact Email: Freelandacoa@gmail.com. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex Chapel 18341 Hwy 525 Freeland 98249.

Digital Downloads

Learn how to download eBooks for free from Sno-Isle Libraries directly onto your device. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, October 14, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA 98260.

Hebrew Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your Hebrew, & learn useful cultural tips. The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Friday, October 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Coding for Kids Series

Adam Allard and the Oak Harbor Geeks will take children on an exploration of coding with Microsoft Imagine Academy software. Please bring your own laptop. For those without a laptop, contact librarian Ashley Green at 360-675-5115 for more information. Registration for this series is required. You do not have to attend all four programs. Participants must be 7-12 years old. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Friday, October 14, 2016, 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Gam-Anon

Do you have a Family Member or friend who has a Gambling Problem? Please join us at Gam-Anon Meetings where you can share and receive support. The meetings are held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA at 2015 E Blackburn Rd. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Spin Game Nights

Spin Cafe Game Nights are open to anyone over 18 who wants to have some fun playing games and hanging out with some cool people in a clean and sober environment! There will be a big selection of board games to kick off this every Friday event. We hope that there will be regular players who come up with themes or other types of games for subsequent Fridays! See you there! Category: Sports & recreation. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ericka Cooley. Contact Email: e.cooley@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Spin Cafe 658 Bayshore Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Beginners Genealogy Workshop

Beginners Genealogy Workshop: Skagit Valley Genealogical Society is offering introductory classes to get you started in researching your family history. Saturdays, Oct 1, 8, 15 and 22; 10am-Noon; Burlington Public Library, 820 E Washington. Lecture notes included in tuition A special class on DNA testing is also featured. Early registration by September 26 encouraged. Register for the entire series or individual classes. Drop-ins welcome. For registration and tuition details: visit skagitvalleygenealogy.org or genealogy0715@gmail.com. Tuition discount applies for SVGS and new members. Come learn from the experts proper research methods to make your family history research more productive and rewarding. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 for series if registered by 9/26; after $60 or $15/class. Contact Name: George Ridgeway. Contact Email: genealogy0715@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-202-2408. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Burlington Public Library 820 E. Washington Avenue Burlingtgon, WA 98233.

Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale

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, October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall 6411 Central Ave Clinton.

Women as Political Change Agents: From the late 1800's to the Present

Jeanne Kohl-Welles leads a discussion examining the development and influence of women's leadership roles, historically and in modern times, and discussion about what is needed to increase representation of women and women of color in politics today. Funded by Humanities Washington. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Free Acoustic Jam Session

FREE ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION! Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, or whatever YOU like to make music with and join the fun! All ages - all levels of skill! No competition, no egos and no stress! This is an easy way to get back into music if you've been wanting to. We supply the sheet music, you bring your smile! For more information, call Click Music at 360-675-5544, email us at avi@clickmusic.biz or visit our website at www.clickmusic.biz. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov, Owner. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Auditions "Into the Woods"

Venture Into The Woods with Cinderella and her Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Rapunzel, the Witch, Jack (who climbed the beanstalk) and a host of other enchanted characters whose worlds collide in this masterful fractured musical fairytale. Auditions are by Appointment only. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Daring Dissection

Children take an immersive look into the world of the barn owl and conduct a scientific experiment dissecting an owl pellet. Registration required. Please register online or call the library at 360-675-5115. For ages 6-11 with an adult. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Families. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

6th Annual Gala & Auction

Prepare for a spectacular evening of fun, delectable foods and unique experiences up for bidding in our auction. We are raising funds to support the Institute of Flight's robust and comprehensive STEAM educational programs, exhibits, and mission! Visit www.futureofflight.org/gala-auction for more information. Event Details: October 15, 2016 Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275 If you have any questions or are interested in sponsorship, please contact Gary@FutureofFlight.org or call 425-438-8100 ext. 218. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Food & drink. Music. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Gary Hauff. Contact Email: Gary@FutureofFlight.org. Contact Phone: 4254388100. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275. For more info visit www.futureofflight.org.

Golden Autumn, Evening of Classical Russia

Join friends and supporters of Global Understanding at Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center (NWLACC)’s annual fundraising Gala event. The evening will include sumptuous Russian cuisine, exceptional regional wine pairings, highest quality music and dance, silent and live auction and social gaiety! The program will represent the rich variety of classical Russian culture. Members of Saratoga Orchestra will perform excerpts from famous Russian composers, and ethno-musicologists Juliana & PAVA and Ivan da Mar’ya youth dancers will share songs and dance that have been integrated into the fabric of Russia’s rural life for centuries. We are also delighted to showcase Whidbey Island Dance Theater ballerinas in original choreography, led by artistic director Brittany Falso and Charlene Brown. Master of Fun Jim Freeman will entertain with merriment and surprises as we enjoy a variety of silent and live auction offerings. All proceeds from the event support the important work of NWLACC in the South Whi… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Food & drink. Music. Organizations. Theater. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $125 per person/$800 table of 8. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Freeland Hall 1515 Shoreview Drive Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

Autumn Auction Honoring Muriel Pickard

A quarter century ago, our community successfully rallied to build a museum to hold the history of Island County. Join us in celebrating this milestone, while honoring our very good friend, former board member, and longtime museum booster, Mrs. Muriel Pickard. Bid high for history at our fun and lively fundraising auction. Your support enables your Island County Museum to continue unintnerrupted in preserving and interpreting Island County history! Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 includes dinner and drink ticket. Table discounts. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606783310. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Oak Harbor Elks Club 155 NE Ernst ST Oak Harbor.

Oktoberfest- Bellingham

Oktoberfest is a celebration of brews and bratwurst on October 15, 2016 from 6-10pm at the Depot Market Square in Bellingham, WA. Local breweries and food vendors will serve up their Oktoberfest specials- you won't want to miss out! Funds raised will directly support the Opportunity Council's Volunteer Center programs that mobilize local volunteers to meet needs in our community. Your ticket includes general admission, a beer tasting glass and drink tasting tickets. Oktoberfest steins, merchandise and extra drink tickets available for purchase. Tickets on sale in September; $25 pre-sale $30 day-of. If you have questions email: info@oppco.org. Category: Benefit. Fairs & festivals. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25 pre-sale; $30 day-of. Contact Name: Kaitlyn. Contact Email: kaitlyn_miller@oppco.org. Contact Phone: 360-734-5121. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Depot Market Square 1100 Railroad Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225. For more info visit www.oppco.org.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market

organic produce, cultural food, jewelry, plants, crafts, soaps, American cafe, large children's play area with large toys, sand box musician: Quinn Fitzpatrick, award-winning acoustic guitar children's craft: Carla Walsh teaches painting of fireworks safety cans. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Susan Prescott. Contact Email: president@SouthWhidbeyTilth.org. Contact Phone: 360 321-0757. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 2812 Thompson Road at Highway 525 between Freeland and Bayview Look for the scarecrow with the green thumb. For more info visit southwhidbeytilth.org.

2016 Master Gardener Educational Series

"Soils in Our Gardens" Presenter: Gary Ketchison Gary is a retired U.S. Forest Service Hydrologist. He is experienced in managing soil and water resources . Gary is also a Master Gardener. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:00 PM. Stansberry Cottage Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Rd. Greenbank.

Auditions "Into the Woods"

Venture Into The Woods with Cinderella and her Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Rapunzel, the Witch, Jack (who climbed the beanstalk) and a host of other enchanted characters whose worlds collide in this masterful fractured musical fairytale. Auditions are by Appointment only. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

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: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Debbie Lagasse. Contact Email: dlagasse@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, October 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Monday, October 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Monday, October 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Backyard Wildlife Habitats

Create a living oasis in your own backyard! Watch the birds or just enjoy the tranquility of a nature sanctuary. Join Val Schroeder, coordinator of the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, as she offers simple ways to provide food, water, shelter, and space for wildlife that make your yard a living oasis without much work. Learn how to participate in the national trend of landscaping for wildlife. Camano Island was the tenth community in the nation certified by the National Wildlife Federation. There are now 15 in the state, including Whidbey Island, and 87 in the nation. Book sales and signing immediately following the program. Category: Classes & lectures. Monday, October 17, 2016, 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Read the Classics Book Group

Read the classics with a supportive group of friends. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Name: Rita. Contact Phone: 631-707-5980. Monday, October 17, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

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

Astronomy for Everyone

Basic astronomy principles and other select topics presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. ICAS is dedicated to astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. No experience necessary. Category: Classes & lectures. Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.