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Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Friday, July 25, 2014. King County Library System.

Keep the Creativity Flowing: For New and Experienced Artists

Join other local artists to participate in informal sharing, discussion and creation of your artwork. Take advantage of the group energy for inspiration and new ideas. This group meets monthly on the morning of each 4th Friday. No registration required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Oak Harbor Book Group: "The Sandcastle Girls"

Share your love of reading! Check out a copy of "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian, bring your covered drink, and join the discussion in the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. All are welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Center for Lifelong Learning.

Pacific Science Center presents "Making Music" (ages 4-8)

Read about a boy who loves to play the trumpet, and then experiment with sound waves and discover fascinating percussion instruments you can play. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free, please register. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Pacific Science Center presents "Magma Mountain" (ages 8+)

Why do some volcanoes ooze and others explode? Compare eruptions from around the world, examine volcanic rock and watch a truly explosive volcanic demonstration. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free, please register. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Books with Bubba

Read aloud to Bubba or Carlie, patient canine listeners. Reading aloud improves children's reading skills and confidence, and reading to a therapy dog is a fun way to encourage reading practice and avoid summer reading slump. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required. Supported by Pet Partners. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, July 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Laugh At Langley Farmers Market!

Look for Laughtercise At Friday's Langley Farmers Market! Discover laughter as a form of fun and healthy exercise. Watch, (or join in), an easy method to laugh intentionally for the joy and health of it! Demonstrations of guided laughter exercises will be offered with opportunities for all to participate! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Name: Tere Baker, Certified LY Teacher. Contact Email: merrymirthmakers@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (949) 4 MIRTH 3. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, July 25, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. 2nd Street weekly market between Animal Hospital By The Sea & City Hall.

Fruit Sales Fundraiser

LIONS CLUB FRUIT SALE Beginning July 22, 9 am - 6 pm, daily, the Oak Harbor Lions Club is selling Wenatchee-grown, sun-ripened Clingstone Peaches, Apricots and Cherries. Look for the familiar yellow stand in the Rite Aid parking lot on Hwy 20. All proceeds from the fundraiser support community projects including eyeglasses, hearing aids, scholarships, N W Help House, Special Olympics and other programs benefitting those in need. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Per pound or case. Contact Name: Rogers Wisniewski. Contact Email: jeannenewis@live.com. Contact Phone: 360 212 0464. Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00 PM. Rite Aid parking lot, Hwy 20 Oak Harbor.

Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them

Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America's growing homeland "insecurity." WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Why does her mother enjoy going to the theatre so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts. "Christopher Durang, our Poet Laureate of the Absurd, has written a smashing new play." NY Observer. "You may laugh yourself silly at this silly symphony whose every movement is a scherzo." Bloomberg News. "Is there a living playwright more willing to take on the big-picture questions with such unwavering trust in the power of… Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 student/senior & $18 adult. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

Rhody Care Class

Join Meerkerk Garden’s Nursery Manager, Susie Reynolds, and learn how to care for your Rhodies. Reservations are required by calling 360-678-1912. Cost is $10.00 per student. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10.00. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA 98253.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Breakfast includes: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice, coffee or tea. Category: Family. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $7.00. - Children under 12 $3.00. Contact Name: david eccles. Contact Email: ldeccles67@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360.969.3149. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Masonic Center N Main & 8th Street Coupeville WA 98239.

Rummage for Cancer

St. Augustine Rummage Sale Saturday, July 26, 8 am-1 pm. 185 N. Oak Harbor St. OH Household items, clothing, books, And more to Benefit St. Joseph Cancer Center. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. St. Augustine Church Hall 185 N. Oak Harbor St.

North Puget Sound Forestry Field Day

An Out-In-The-Woods Family Education Event Got woods? The Forestry Field Day features a suite of outdoor workshops for people with wooded property. Forestry specialists from around the region will be providing instruction, demonstrations, and resources throughout the day on a variety of topics that will help you to better understand, protect, enhance, and enjoy your woods. Topics will include: insects/diseases/animal damage, wildlife, thinning, pruning, growing edible mushrooms, measuring trees, wildfire prevention, invasive species control, tree planting and seedling care, and soils. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 per person /$35 per couple before July 15th and $35 per person or $45 per couple July 15th or later (including at the gate). Contact Name: Lauren Grand. Contact Email: lauren.grand@wsu.edu. Contact Phone: 425-357-6023. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Graves Property, 13818 184th St NE (Mattson Rd) near Arlington in Snohomish County. For more info visit forestry.wsu.edu.

Morgan and Libbey Tidelands Beach Clean-up

Spend a morning at the beach helping us clean up all the odds-and-ends that float to shore on our tideland properties in the West Beach area. We'll provide snacks, drinks, and garbage bags. All you need is gloves and sunscreen! Category: Family. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ida Gianopulos. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Morgan and Libbey Tidelands, West Beach area.

Abundant Earth Fiber Mill Grand Opening Event

Announcing the Abundant Earth Fiber Mill Grand Opening Event. Come see the whole farm to yarn process, and celebrate the abundance of fiber on Whidbey Island. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your fiber, and of course, curiosity is always welcome. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Lydia Christiansen. Contact Email: lydia@abundantearthfiber.com. Contact Phone: (360)969-2187. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 6438 Central Ave. Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit www.abundantearthfiber.com.

Buy Local - Lunch - Laugh

Buy Local Goods - Lunch - Laugh Look for Laughtercise At This Saturday's bountiful Bayview Farmers Market! (July 26, 10:00-2:00) Discover laughter as a form of fun and healthy exercise. Watch, (or join in), an easy method to laugh intentionally for the joy and health of it! Demonstrations of guided laughter exercises will be offered on the hour, half-hour, and upon request, concluding at 1:30. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Outdoor. Contact Name: Tere Baker, Certified LY Teacher. Contact Email: merrymirthmakers@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (949) 4 MIRTH 3. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Bayview Farmers Market Bayview Corner Whidbey.

Cutivating Seeds Day Retreat on Whidbey Island

In the field of our mind we all have seeds to gain realizations of all the stages of the path to enlightenment. Our meditation practice is like cultivating these seeds, but for our meditation practice to be successful we need to prepare well beforehand. First, we must purify our mind to eliminate the negative karma accumulated in the past that obstructs the growth of inner realizations. Second, we need to give our mind the strength to support the growth of realizations by accumulating a positive power of mind, merit. Third, we need to activate and sustain the growth of realizations by receiving the blessings of the holy beings. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $35 ($15 for supporters), includes a delicious vegetarian lunch. Please register online or by calling 206-526-9565. Contact Name: Leanne Morris. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Baby Island Community Hall 3616 Saratoga Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Cutivating Seeds Meditation Day Retreat on Whidbey Island

In the field of our mind we all have seeds to gain realizations of all the stages of the path to enlightenment. Our meditation practice is like cultivating these seeds, but for our meditation practice to be successful we need to prepare well beforehand. First, we must purify our mind to eliminate the negative karma accumulated in the past that obstructs the growth of inner realizations. Second, we need to give our mind the strength to support the growth of realizations by accumulating a positive power of mind, merit. Third, we need to activate and sustain the growth of realizations by receiving the blessings of the holy beings. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $35 ($15 for supporters), includes a delicious vegetarian lunch. Please register online or by calling 206-526-9565. Contact Name: Leanne Morris. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Baby Island Community Hall 3616 Saratoga Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Discover Dugualla

Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, WSU Extension Beach Watchers and the Dugualla Heights Community for a fun and educational event at Dugualla Bay in Oak Harbor! This is a special partnership event in recognition of the Land Trust's 30th Anniversary. First, explore the properties along the Bay with the Land Trust to learn about the importance of Dugualla Bay for salmon and why protecting and restoring habitat for fish and wildlife is so vital! Then, join Beach Watchers for a beach walk where you’ll search for creatures that lurk in tidal habitats. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The event will begin at the Dugualla Heights Clubhouse in Oak Harbor. Please sign-up at www.wclt.org or call (360) 222-3310. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Janelle Castro. Contact Email: janelle@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 3602223310. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Dugualla Heights Clubhouse, Oak Harbor.

Lavender Wind Festival

Come join us for our annual celebration of lavender and art at the Lavender Wind Farm located on Whidbey Island. Stroll the gorgeous grounds and lavender labyrinth, browse the various booths showcasing local artisans, wander through the fragrant fields of lavender, and sit in the wine garden and enjoy live music. There will be several crafting stations to learn how to make lavender wreaths and wands as well as children activities. Free admission and on-site parking. Two fun-filled days for the whole family! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Richards. Contact Email: info@lavenderwind.com. Contact Phone: 3605444132. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 2530 Darst Rd Coupeville, WA 98239.

Made by Hand: Veggie Creatures

Join us for some pre-fair veggie creature building. Bring your favorite raw veggies and get creative. Some supplies will be provided. Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Bite of Skagit

Volunteer, donate, or just eat! The Bite of Skagit is a tasty family-friendly event that is hosted by North Coast Credit Union for the benefit of Community Action of Skagit’s Food Bank Distribution Center, which works to increase the availability of farm grown foods to families that rely on Skagit County’s food banks, meal programs, and other anti-hunger initiatives. This year, the Skagit Food Bank Distribution Center was also on the frontline coordinating truckloads of food to Darrington, WA after the mudslide in Oso. Come show your support, sample the best tastes Skagit has to offer, and have fun with your friends and family! Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carol Anderson. Contact Email: canderson@northcoastcu.com. Contact Phone: (360) 395-4009. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Swinomish Casino & Lodge Waterfront Park (12885 Casino Dr Anacortes, WA 98221).

Mike McCastle's World Record 24 Hour Pull-Up Challenge

Mike McCastle will attempt to break the Worlds Record for Pull-Ups in a 24 hour period.He needs your support ..... so how about on Saturday .....July 26th come to ... Ft. Nugent Park.......All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Program....The Goal is $10,000 Food, Live Music, and More 2:00PM to 8:00 PM. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Richard Mack. Contact Email: whidbeymack@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-0843 (around 7PM). Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fort Nugent Park SW Fort Nugent Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

The Summer Picnic at Fort Casey

The Friends of Ebey’s summer picnic is going on a field trip! For the last couple of years the summer picnic has been hosted on Ebey’s Prairie but this year we have decided to bring our celebration to the historic artillery line and bluffs in Fort Casey State Park. Last year the State Park received an Ebey’s Forever Grant and we would like to showcase this important preservation work that has been done. The Summer Picnic is an evening to help support the Friends of Ebey’s, enjoy some great food and share some of the rich history of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75. Contact Name: Kyle Waterman. Contact Email: info@friendsofebeys.org. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Fort Casey State Park by the artillery line. For more info visit friendsofebeys.org.

Fruit Sales Fundraiser

LIONS CLUB FRUIT SALE Beginning July 22, 9 am - 6 pm, daily, the Oak Harbor Lions Club is selling Wenatchee-grown, sun-ripened Clingstone Peaches, Apricots and Cherries. Look for the familiar yellow stand in the Rite Aid parking lot on Hwy 20. All proceeds from the fundraiser support community projects including eyeglasses, hearing aids, scholarships, N W Help House, Special Olympics and other programs benefitting those in need. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Per pound or case. Contact Name: Rogers Wisniewski. Contact Email: jeannenewis@live.com. Contact Phone: 360 212 0464. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 PM. Rite Aid parking lot, Hwy 20 Oak Harbor.

Shakin' The Vines Summer Concert

Ian McFeron and Band is back by popular demand for another outdoor concert overlooking the vineyard. Bring your picnic, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a relaxing evening of music, wine and dancing. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20.00. Contact Name: Leah Waaramaki. Contact Email: winery@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.2040. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Whidbey Island Winery. For more info visit www.whidbeyislandwinery.com.

Stories for a Summer Night

Jill Johnson, nationally recognized Master Storyteller will intrigue all with her First Nation Stories. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. South Whidbey State Park Ampitheater.

Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them

Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America's growing homeland "insecurity." WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Why does her mother enjoy going to the theatre so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts. "Christopher Durang, our Poet Laureate of the Absurd, has written a smashing new play." NY Observer. "You may laugh yourself silly at this silly symphony whose every movement is a scherzo." Bloomberg News. "Is there a living playwright more willing to take on the big-picture questions with such unwavering trust in the power of… Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 student/senior & $18 adult. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

Wild Mind Film Camp Film Festival

Please join us for a one-time-only screening of 12 new short documentaries by the filmmakers of Wild Mind Film Camp, featuring subjects, scenery, and great stories from Whidbey Island and Eastern Washington. This 11-day intesive documentary film workshop is normally held in Twisp, Washington, but had to evacuate due to this month's massive forest fires. We've relocated in Coupeville and look forward to sharing our film work with our new neighbors. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Stefanie Malone. Contact Email: info@wildmindfilmcamp.com. Contact Phone: 2062951933. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Visit Mike O'Connell at Gary Oak Gallery

Meet July's featured artist Mike O'Connell at Garry Oak Gallery, and ask about his intriguing new paintings "Bypass" "Variable" and "View from Flying Dream". Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:30 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 5:30 AM. 830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Lavender Wind Festival

Come join us for our annual celebration of lavender and art at the Lavender Wind Farm located on Whidbey Island. Stroll the gorgeous grounds and lavender labyrinth, browse the various booths showcasing local artisans, wander through the fragrant fields of lavender, and sit in the wine garden and enjoy live music. There will be several crafting stations to learn how to make lavender wreaths and wands as well as children activities. Free admission and on-site parking. Two fun-filled days for the whole family! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Richards. Contact Email: info@lavenderwind.com. Contact Phone: 3605444132. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 2530 Darst Rd Coupeville, WA 98239.

Essential Church Worship Gatherings

Essential Church will begin gathering at the South Bellevue Community Center this Sunday! Join us for one of our pre-launch gatherings for worship, a message, and to hear more about the mission and vision of Essential Church. Each week we will worship together and then offer children's ministry for 4k- 5th grade. See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Warren Mainard. Contact Email: warren@essentialchurch.cc. Contact Phone: 4252707022. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Summer Sundays

Every Sunday, from June through August, noon to 4, Greenbank Farm will have a variety of activities for visitors. Take your time, linger, let the kids play, weave a walk up to the ridge in between a picnic by the solar arrays and a glass of wine by the pond. Wander through the Organic Farm School’s vegetable fields, listen to musicians playing on the lawn, stroll through the beautiful pieces of art in the galleries and then lay on a blanket and watch the clouds create their own version of art. Play Cornhole (a beanbag toss game), check out the Flea Market, sample some new cheeses, buy fresh produce from the Farm Shop, watch the ducks on the pond, do a little birdwatching, take part in Chicken Bingo, and eat a little pie. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Facility Rentals. Contact Email: events@greenbankfarm.com. Contact Phone: 360 678 7710. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Greenbank Farm, Greenbank, WA. For more info visit greenbankfarm.biz.

Holmes Harbor Annual Picnic

The 2014 Community at Holmes Harbor annual picnic on July 27th will be one of the best ever and all of south Whidbey is invited. In addition to great food by Roaming Radish, news of changes at the golf course will be the focus. Bring a lawn chair, if you'd like, but do bring an appetite! Reservations are REQUIRED by deadline: July 14th. Call Carol 331-7663 or contactachh@gmail.com. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12 & $15. Contact Name: Carol. Contact Email: contactachh@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360 331-7663. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Dockside below the Holmes Harbor Golf clubhouse.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Visit Mike O'Connell at Gary Oak Gallery

Meet July's featured artist Mike O'Connell at Garry Oak Gallery, and ask about his intriguing new paintings "Bypass" "Variable" and "View from Flying Dream". Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:30 PM – Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:30 AM. 830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Forest Day Camp

Forest Day Camp, for children 7–11, in the Legacy Forest at Chinook. Camp runs Monday–Friday, 9:00am–3:00pm. Join us for a week of forest adventure, life skill learning and outdoor fun at Forest Camp 2014. Continuing the Forest Camp tradition, this year we welcome Coyote Mentors Nancye Good and Joe Blevis, students of Tom Brown’s Tracker School and Mentors at the Children of the Earth Foundation.During our week-long day camp, we will connect to our earth home as we play, explore and learn the essential forest life skills of shelter, water, fire and food through games, adventure, and hands on activities. Campers will: Learn how to get water from the Earth and learn different ways to purify it using mostly natural materials. Build shelters out of materials we find in the forest. Use bow drills to start a fire and explore other methods of fire making. Learn edible and medicinal plants and cultivate basic hunting skills such as stalking and tracking. Each day, we will spend time in sit spots, gather for… Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Cost: 250. Contact Name: Lisa Kois, the School For Knowing Home. Contact Email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org. Contact Phone: 3603311826. Monday, July 28, 2014 – Friday, August 1, 2014. The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA, 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

Vacation Bible School

We want to invite your children to join us for an exciting program "Investigation Station: Galactic Quest". They will play an important role in investigating God's plan for their life. There will be skits, games, entertaining characters, and snacks! Ages 5-12. Category: Faith. Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Pr. Jon Campbell. Contact Email: jonathanc87@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 2537970370. Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church 31830 SR 20. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Monday Movie Matinee

Join us every Monday from July 7th through Aug. 4th at 2:00pm for a family-friendly films. Please call or check our website for details on the movies. Snacks provided. Supported by the Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, July 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Tween Film Fest

Join us for Tween Film Fest on July 28th at 2 pm. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of a Disney classic based on a novel by P.L. Travers. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Find new movies to check out or favorites to share with the family! This film is 139 minutes long and is rated G. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, July 28, 2014, 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ $5 seniors. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Baby Island Community Hall, 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA 98260.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! Category: 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. Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per season, can be pro-rated at any time. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Vacation Bible School

We want to invite your children to join us for an exciting program "Investigation Station: Galactic Quest". They will play an important role in investigating God's plan for their life. There will be skits, games, entertaining characters, and snacks! Ages 5-12. Category: Faith. Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Pr. Jon Campbell. Contact Email: jonathanc87@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 2537970370. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church 31830 SR 20. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Coupeville 1889 Walking Tour

What was going on in Coupeville the year Washington Territory became Washington State? Who lived here? Where did they come from? What did they build? Our colorful history comes to life on this fascinating extended 1-hour walking tour. Led by local historian Paul Whelan, this one-hour journey helps us all celebrate the 125th anniversary of adding Star 42 to our nation’s flag on November 11, 1889. In partnership with Washington 125. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5.00 per person. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-3310. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Starts at Island County Museum, Alexander's Blockhouse.

Slick Science and Cool Chemistry

What’s icky, sticky, weird and wacky? Kitchen chemistry! Learn about how things go together and how they fly apart. Check out some library resources to make concoctions of your own. Supported by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. For children ages 6-11. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Slick Science and Cool Chemistry

What’s icky, sticky, weird and wacky? Kitchen chemistry! Learn about how things go together and how they fly apart. Check out some library resources to make concoctions of your own. For children ages 6-11. Supported by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Anacortes Drop-in Meditation Class

In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10, $5 for students and seniors. We are a non-profit organization. Contact Name: Leanne Morris. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Senior Activity Center 1701 22nd St. Anacortes,WA 98221. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

Folk dancing from around the world every Tuesday with teaching the first hour beginning at 7 pm. Eastern European, Israeli, Greek, Scandanavian and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 per person. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 12615 C St. Bayview, Skagit Valley. Turn left at Farmhouse Restaurant. For more info visit skagitanacortesfolkdancers.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. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver Required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 Second St Langley, WA.

Vacation Bible School

We want to invite your children to join us for an exciting program "Investigation Station: Galactic Quest". They will play an important role in investigating God's plan for their life. There will be skits, games, entertaining characters, and snacks! Ages 5-12. Category: Faith. Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Pr. Jon Campbell. Contact Email: jonathanc87@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 2537970370. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church 31830 SR 20. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Slick Science and Cool Chemistry

What's icky, sticky, weird and wacky? Kitchen chemistry! Learn how things go together and how they fly apart. Check out some library resources to make concoctions of your own. For school-age children and their caregivers. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Slick Science and Cool Chemistry

What's icky, sticky, weird and wacky? Kitchen chemistry! Learn how things go together and how they fly apart. Check out some library resources to make concoctions of your own. For school-age children and their caregivers. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Downtown Sounds

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership will be presenting its 10th annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series in Downtown Bellingham this summer! This year’s series continues to take place in the Arts District on Bay Street between Prospect and West Champion Streets. These free, all-ages concerts offer music, dancing, food and live entertainment suitable for the whole family. The series runs every Wednesday starting July 9 through August 6. Doors and beer garden open at 5:30pm and the musicians perform live music from 6pm-9:30pm. 2014 Lineup TBA. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lindsey Payne. Contact Email: lindsey@downtownbellingham.com. Contact Phone: 360.527.8710. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Downtown Bellingham, WA. For more info visit downtownbham.wordpress.com.

Juggle Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Venue.

Juggling Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Tumbleweed Film Festival

OROVILLE - Film festival begins July 30th with an opening night kick-off at the Pastime Bar and Grill. Reserve your spot for a special night of great food and short films. Kick off the 5th Annual Tumbleweed Film Festival at the Pastime Bar and Grill. Start the night sampling lots of tasty appetizers. There will also be a no-host bar featuring drink specials, as well as beers, wines and a full bar. Following the reception, guests will be escorted a block north for a private screening of films at Vickie's Back, which offers the perfect private theater setting to watch movies. Guests will enjoy complimentary popcorn, served before films start and at intermission. There will also be a sampling of local beers and wines available for purchase during the screening. On July 31st Family Night Event takes place at the Oroville High School Commons. August 1st short films, brats and beers at Alpine Brewing - 21+ and Saturday, Aug 2nd - Wines in the Vineyard at Esther Bricques Winery - All ages Visit … Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Name: Geoff Klein. Contact Email: geoff@tumbleweedfilmfest.com. Contact Phone: 206-293-1879. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pastime Bar & Grill 1307 Main St. Oroville, WA. 98844.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.bizq. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Meditation in Mount Vernon

In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: $10, $5 for students and seniors. We are a non-profit organization. Contact Name: Leanne Morris. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Riverwalk Studio Carnation Building: 117 N. First, Suite 5 (on the main floor facing the river) Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Ladies Night

Ladies Night at Oak Bowl - Ladies bowl 1st game FREE, then $1 a game after that - guys are $2 a game - shoe rental is $2 per person. Starts at 9pm til Close - Every Wednesday Night! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 1st game FREE. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

4-H at the Whidbey Island Area Fair

Visit the 4-H people while you are at the Whidbey Island Area Fair. Wander through the barns. Learn about 4-H. Talk to club leaders. See what youth do in 4-H. Find out how your children can benefit from joining Island County 4-H or how you can volunteer to mentor our county youth to develop into confident, generous, and capable adults. Stop by the Coffman 4-H Building for information on joining 4-H. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Your fair entrance fee ($5/juniors age 5-15,seniors 65+, and military with ID, $8/adult 16-64). Contact Name: WSU/Island County 4-H. Contact Email: sarah.bergquist@wsu.edu. Contact Phone: 360-679-7328. Thursday, July 31, 2014 – Sunday, August 3, 2014. Island County Fairgrounds Langley, WA.

Vacation Bible School

We want to invite your children to join us for an exciting program "Investigation Station: Galactic Quest". They will play an important role in investigating God's plan for their life. There will be skits, games, entertaining characters, and snacks! Ages 5-12. Category: Faith. Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Pr. Jon Campbell. Contact Email: jonathanc87@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 2537970370. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church 31830 SR 20. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Meet Jeanne Valdez at Garry Oak Gallery

Come to Garry Oak Gallery to meet painter Jeanne Valdez, and see her lovely new works in acrylic. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Our Magnetic Sun

Join the Albuquerque Astronomical Society's Roger and Linda Kennedy as we safely explore the sun using a filtered solar telescope and materials from the NASA “Our Magnetic Sun” self-directed educational/interactive information table to learn more. In addition, learn the concepts of energy transformation, the electromagnetic spectrum, absorption and reflection, as well as the health effects of ultraviolet radiation, all at a child's learning level. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Pop…Fizz …Science

Make a mess as we experiment with things that bubble, fizz, and fly. For school aged children and their caregivers. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Langley Library 104 Second St Langley, WA.

WAIF New Shelter Site Tours

Long anticipated, WAIF's new shelter site is open for tours every Thursday from 1pm-4pm. An opportunity for the public to learn more about this much needed, community asset for the homeless pet population of Whidbey Island. Located across the highway from the current shelter at the entrance of Rhododendron County Park, the new shelter will sit on almost 10 acres offering 6 of those acres as dog walking trails for shelter dogs. The site at this time has rough terrain and closed-toe, sturdy shoes are recommended for walking the site. Scheduled for groundbreaking in July 2014, the weekly tours will give visitors an opportunity to see the site and building take shape from the ground up! Visitors can bring their dogs on leash to walk on the tour as well. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Cinnamon O'Brien. Contact Email: waifnewshelter1@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-8900 ext. 1106. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 60 Rhododendron Park Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.waifanimals.org.

Pop…Fizz …Science

Make a mess as we experiment with things that bubble, fizz, and fly. For school aged children and their caregivers. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Mystery Book Lovers: Gyles Brandreth

Share your love of mysteries. Join the discussion of Gyles Brandreth's Oscar Wilde series. Facilitated by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Kids Summer Bowling Camp

Kids Summer Bowling Camp - Every Thursday at 5:30pm - Kids 4yrs - 9yrs bowl 2 games with bumpers $25 a month - Kids 10yrs - 18yrs bowl 3 games without bumpers $30 a month - both groups include shoe rental - coaching - awards & end of season party! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Families. Cost: $25 - $30 a month. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40 per month, $12 for a Drop-in Visit. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Tumbleweed Film Festival - Family Night

OROVILLE -  On July 31st Family Night Event takes place at the Oroville High School Commons. A set of short movies to entertain the entire family. These movies are fun for kids and adults.  Join at the Oroville High School auditorium at 7pm. August 1st short films, brats and beers at Alpine Brewing - 21+ and Saturday, Aug 2nd - Wines in the Vineyard at Esther Bricques Winery - All ages Visit http://www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com for more info. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Geoff Klein. Contact Email: geoff@tumbleweedfilmfest.com. Contact Phone: 206-293-1879. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Oroville High School Commons 1008 Ironwood St. Oroville, WA. 98844. For more info visit www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com.

Whidbey All-Island Community Band

Summer concert series. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Windjammer City Beach Park SE City Beach Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Teen Glow Party

Our TEEN GLOW PARTY is happening every Thursday while school is out!! Starts at 8pm - 10pm - $10 per person - 2 hours of UNLIMITED GLOW bowling & shoe rental - Extreme Air Hockey Tournament - Lock-In style (once in you can't leave until the end). Come hang out with us! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Friday, August 1, 2014. King County Library System.

Vacation Bible School

We want to invite your children to join us for an exciting program "Investigation Station: Galactic Quest". They will play an important role in investigating God's plan for their life. There will be skits, games, entertaining characters, and snacks! Ages 5-12. Category: Faith. Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Pr. Jon Campbell. Contact Email: jonathanc87@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 2537970370. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church 31830 SR 20. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

First Friday Evening with Sue Swapp

Meet August's featured artist, Sue Swapp, at Garry Oak Gallery. She will be available until seven o'clock in the evening to discuss her nature-inspired pastels. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 970-412-8932. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM. Garry Oak Gallery. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Art Walk

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership invites you to explore downtown’s diversity of art venues from 6pm to 10pm on the first Friday of every month in downtown Bellingham. Talented artists, unique galleries, delicious restaurants and invigorating cultural experiences await attendees of the monthly Art Walks in downtown. Art Walk maps and lists of venues will be available at the participating venues or online at www.downtownbellingham.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lindse Payne. Contact Email: lindsey@downtownbellingham.com. Contact Phone: 360.527.8710. Friday, August 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Bellingham, WA. For more info visit downtownbham.wordpress.com.

Tumbleweed Film Festival

OROVILLE - August 1st short films, brats and beers at Alpine Brewing - 21+  Alpine Brewing in Downtown Oroville hosts a night of funny, engaging short films at Oroville's infamous rustic handcrafted brewery. Beers, Brats and Great Short films. Not to be missed! Saturday, Aug 2nd - Wines in the Vineyard at Esther Bricques Winery - All ages Visit http://www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com for more info. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Name: Geoff Klein. Contact Email: geoff@tumbleweedfilmfest.com. Contact Phone: 206-293-1879. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Alpine Brewery 821 14th Ave Oroville, WA. 98844. For more info visit www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com.

Whidbey Island Music Festival

The Benvenue Trio Monica Huggett, violin Tanya Tomkins, violoncello Eric Zivian, fortepiano with Tekla Cunningham, violin and viola Works by Haydn (Sonata in C for fortepiano, Duo for 2 violins Op. 99 No 3, Piano Trio in C major) and Beethoven (the piano trio Op. 1 No. 1). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 general admission/$20 seniors Advanced purchase $20 general admission/$10 students/children free. Contact Name: Tekla Cunningham. Contact Email: tekla@whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 206.724.6625. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. St. Augustine's in-the-woods 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA 98249.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Breakfast includes: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice, coffee or tea. Category: Family. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $7.00. - Children under 12 $3.00. Contact Name: david eccles. Contact Email: ldeccles67@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360.969.3149. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Masonic Center N Main & 8th Street Coupeville WA 98239.

Run IN Color

5K and 1/4 mile Kid Dash Fun Run & Walk benefitting Wounded Warrior Project. Get dusted with color powder as you take the scenic route from Oak Harbor Windjammer Park to the Marina. Registration begins at 8am. 5K at 9am. 1/4 Mile Kid Dash at 10am. Raffle at 10:30am. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Early Registration $20-5K $10-Kid DASH. Contact Name: Tara Vollertsen. Contact Email: tarareeves01@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 3602798323. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Registration and race begins at Windjammer Park.

2nd Annual Stanwood American Legion Post 92 Golf Tournament

Open to everyone! 4 person scramble with a shotgun start. Tee time at 9:00. Your $75 includes golf, BBQ lunch, and prizes. Prizes for: Who's in the sand the most, the longest drive, who's closest to the pin, and $20,000 for a Hole in One! Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle too. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Organizations. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $75/per person. Contact Name: Sue Galde. Contact Email: sue.galde@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-330-5604. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Camaloch Golf Course, Camano Island, WA.

Hammons Preserve Native Plant Care

Let's give some love to our wetland restoration area by freeing the willows and dogwoods from their chicken-wire cages and giving the plants a nutritious layer of mulch. Join us at the Hammons Preserve on Saturday, August 2nd from 9:00 am - noon. We'll provide snacks, drinks, and tools. All ages and abilities are welcome - and don't forget your work gloves! Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ida Gianopulos. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hammons Preserve, Clinton.

Citizens' Climate Lobby, Whidbey Chapter

Monthly discussion of climate solutions. Meeting begins with national conference call. Citizens' Climate Lobby advocates for a revenue-neutral carbon tax. All welcome. Category: Political. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Bob Hallahan. Contact Email: rjhallahan@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 3606796778. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. Ciao Restaurant, 701 N Main Street Coupeville, Washington 98239. For more info visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

Bluegrass Jam

C'mon down and play some Blue Grass and Old Time with your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome. All ages--all fun! We meet on the first and third Saturday of every month. 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. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

4-H Youth Livestock Auction at the Whidbey Island Area Fair

Come to the Island County 4-H Youth Livestock Sale (Auction). Purchase your own winter supply of beef, swine, or lamb. Our youth purchase and raise their animals, learning financial management, animal health and nutrition, and about our food production system. The animals are raised locally, humanely, and naturally, without hormones. The youth auction their animals, paying their costs and saving money for college. As a buyer you benefit by supporting local youth, putting healthy meat in your freezer, and obtaining a tax write-off for anything over market price. Buy LOCAL and SUPPORT our island youth! Buyers information meeting is at 11 AM and the auction begins at noon. Come participate in our local 4-H Youth Livestock Sale. For more information contact the 4-H office or stop by the Coffman 4-H Building during the fair. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Your fair entrance fee ($5/juniors age 5-15,seniors 65+, and military with ID, $8/adult 16-64) or free pass if participating in the auction(must be pre-arranged). Contact Name: WSU/Island County 4-H. Contact Email: sarah.bergquist@wsu.edu. Contact Phone: 360-679-7328. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Livestock Arena at the Island County Fairgrounds Langley, WA.

Saturday Matinee@ the Library

Join us for Saturday Matinee on August 2nd at 2 PM. Thor returns to the screen to do battle with Malekith who seeks to destroy the Nine Realms. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

1974 Langley Class Reunion

Bring large plate of appetizers, there will be a limited menu from the club. Category: Reunions. Contact Name: Lori @Holmes Harbor Gun Club. Contact Phone: 360-221-8494. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Clu3334 Brooks Hill Rd Langley.

Shoreline Forest Walk and Talk with Elliott Menashe

Elliott will discuss the role and functions of vegetation on shorelines, ravines, and other topographically-challenged places. Learn the benefits and limitations of plants in reducing storm water impacts, erosion, and landslides. Elliott will also identify common bluff plants and discuss some simple landowner management tips to reduce shoreline hazards. Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. South Whidbey State Park 4128 S. Smugglers Cove Rd. Freeland Meet at the amphitheater.

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

Come do dances of many lands. Each dance has a short teaching starting at 7:30, then a program of dances and requests. We do couple dances, no-partner dances, and set dances The Grange floor is terrific and there is plenty of parking. We do this weekly. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00; members $5.00, youth $2.00. Contact Phone: 425-385-2088, 206-524-7300, (360)-387-9923. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave.W, Lynnwood.

Tumbleweed Film Festival

OROVILLE - Tumbleweed Film Festival Saturday, Aug 2 - Wines in the Vineyard at Esther Bricques Winery - All ages. A Night of Wines and Films at Esther Bricques Winery. It's a summertime highlight. Breathtaking views from the vineyard, music in the courtyard, delicious wines and 90 minutes of some of the best short films in the world. Visit http://www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com for more info. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Name: Geoff Klein. Contact Email: geoff@tumbleweedfilmfest.com. Contact Phone: 206-293-1879. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Esther Bricques Winery 42 Swanson Mill Road Oroville, WA. 98844. For more info visit www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com.

SeaNotes Big Band Dance

Join us in an evening of Swing Music of the 30's;40's,etc. Bring your dancing shoes. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10.00 per person. Contact Name: Kathy and Bruce Seltveit. Contact Email: bruceseltveit@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-1330. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 155 Ernst St. Oak Harbor, Wa. 98277.

Whidbey Island Music Festival Program II Classical Masters: Mozart

The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio Monica Huggett, violin Tanya Tomkins, violoncello Eric Zivian, fortepiano with Tekla Cunningham, violin and viola Works by Mozart (violin sonata K 379, piano quartet in Eb K493) and Beethoven's luminous cello sonata in A Op. 69. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Music. Cost: $25 general admission/$20 seniors Advanced purchase $20 general admission/$10 students/children free. Contact Name: Tekla Cunningham. Contact Email: tekla@whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 206.724.6625. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. St. Augustine's in-the-woods 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA 98249.

Essential Church Worship Gatherings

Essential Church will begin gathering at the South Bellevue Community Center this Sunday! Join us for one of our pre-launch gatherings for worship, a message, and to hear more about the mission and vision of Essential Church. Each week we will worship together and then offer children's ministry for 4k- 5th grade. See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Warren Mainard. Contact Email: warren@essentialchurch.cc. Contact Phone: 4252707022. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Summer Sundays

Every Sunday, from June through August, noon to 4, Greenbank Farm will have a variety of activities for visitors. Take your time, linger, let the kids play, weave a walk up to the ridge in between a picnic by the solar arrays and a glass of wine by the pond. Wander through the Organic Farm School’s vegetable fields, listen to musicians playing on the lawn, stroll through the beautiful pieces of art in the galleries and then lay on a blanket and watch the clouds create their own version of art. Play Cornhole (a beanbag toss game), check out the Flea Market, sample some new cheeses, buy fresh produce from the Farm Shop, watch the ducks on the pond, do a little birdwatching, take part in Chicken Bingo, and eat a little pie. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Facility Rentals. Contact Email: events@greenbankfarm.com. Contact Phone: 360 678 7710. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Greenbank Farm, Greenbank, WA. For more info visit greenbankfarm.biz.

Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest

Gathering to writers and other creative souls to learn more about poetry and to enrich the creative process. Working as a team to move better manuscripts and projects toward publishing. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free to members. Contact Name: Toni. Contact Email: toni@wcpnw.coop. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Everett Public Library 2702 Hoyt Everett, WA 98201.

Whidbey Island Music Festival Program I Classical Masters: Beethoven

The Benvenue Trio Monica Huggett, violin Tanya Tomkins, violoncello Eric Zivian, fortepiano with Tekla Cunningham, violin and viola works by Haydn (Sonata in C major for fortepiano, H. XVI:50, Duo for 2 violins, Op. 99 No. 3, Piano trio in C major No. 43) and Beethoven (piano trio Op. 1 No. 1). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 general admission/$20 seniors Advanced purchase $20 general admission/$10 students/children free. Contact Name: Tekla Cunningham. Contact Email: tekla@whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 206.724.6625. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Barn at Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Road Greenbank, WA 98253.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Grandparents Camp

Early childhood Grandteacher Mully Mullally invites you to come with your grandchild for a week of memorable experiences. Designed to support each pair (grandparent and grandchild) in developing a “sense of place and connectedness” in the woods of this magnificent land. This camp runs 9:30am to 12:30pm, Monday —Friday! What to Prepare: On Monday morning we will meet in the upper parking lot at the Whidbey Institute in front of Thomas Berry Hall and then walk down to our camp location. Each day we will be outside the majority of the time so we ask that you bring sunscreen and a hat and a beach towel. We also request that you bring a cloth napkin for yourself and your grandchild, a hand towel to share, and non-breakable cups. We will be creating group snacks and take turns bringing healthy treats for each other. Please dress for the weather. Registration Questions: 
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360-341-3404. Category: Family. Sports & Recreation. Cost: 150. Contact Name: The Whidbey Institute. Contact Email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org. Contact Phone: 3603411884. Monday, August 4, 2014 – Friday, August 8, 2014. The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

Monday Movie Matinee

Join us every Monday from July 7th through Aug. 4th at 2:00pm for a family-friendly films. Please call or check our website for details on the movies. Snacks provided. Supported by the Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, August 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Tween Film Fest

Join us for Tween Film Fest on August 4th at 2 pm. Come watch an animated favorite and discover how Mike and Sulley met in college and became the best of friends. Find new movies to check out or favorites to share with the family! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. This movie is rated G and is 104 minutes long. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, August 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ $5 seniors. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Baby Island Community Hall, 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA 98260.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! Category: 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. Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per season, can be pro-rated at any time. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Alzheimer's Association Support Group

Category: Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hestia Laitala. Contact Phone: 360.321.1600. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA, 98260.

Visit Beth B. Johns at Gary Oak Gallery

Photographer Beth B. Johns will be at Garry Oak Gallery Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit to discuss her striking details and composite images. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Getting Ready for Medicare

This program if for those who are about to go on Medicare and/or those who want to know more about Medicare. It is presented by SHIBA (State Health Insurance Benefits Advisers, volunteers working under the guidance of the Insurance Commissioners Office) Topics covered include enrolling in Medicare, Medicare parts A, B and D,and additional insurance options for wishing additional coverage. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Annette Barca. Contact Email: abquilts@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606788328. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. South Whidbey (Senior) Center 14594 State Route 525 Langley WA 98260.

Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book

This interactive, multimedia presentation traces the history of this popular print medium, from its Golden Age in the 1930s and '40s to the digital revolution of today. Journalist and comic-book historian Andrew Wahl will discuss the history of comic books as an art form, an industry, and a lens for exploring American culture. Supported by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 2:00 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander.

National Night Out and Lions Health Screening Aug. 5, 2014

The North Whidbey Lions are sponsoring the Lion’s Health Screening Unit at the National Night Out at Windjammer Park, offering free health screenings for blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, sight and hearing. The Lion’s Mobile Health Screening Unit is a 62-foot-long mobile medical clinic and is medically equipped to do health screening. The Lions screening unit travels throughout Washington and Northern Idaho to give free health screenings at schools, fairs and other public events. To get involved or become a member of a Lions Club just talk to any Lion at this event or check our websites. e-clubhouse.org. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Richard Mack. Contact Email: whidbeymack@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-0843 (around 7PM). Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Windjammer Park 1600 S. Beeksma Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

North Whidbey Lions provide Free Health Screening

The Health Screening Unit will check your Blood Pressure, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Sight Hearing and it's all FREE. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Richard Mack. Contact Email: whidbeymack@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-0843 (around 7PM). Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. National Night Out Windjammer Park Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

OAK HARBOR'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

On August 5th from 3:30 - 7:30 pm, join the Oak Harbor Police Department for the 31st Annual NATIONAL NIGHT OUT against crime. Help strengthen community spirit and let criminals know that Oak Harbor doesn't tolerate crime! See Emergency Vehicles, a DUI Crash Demo, many Community Resources, K-9 Demo, Search & Rescue Demo, a Climbing Wall, Family Interactive Displays, a Bouncy House, and Food Booths. If your group or business would like to participate, click on the web link: www.oakharborlions.org (Sponsors of the National Night Out event) and download the 3-page Registration packet. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Government. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No entry or admission cost. Contact Name: Sharon Ryan. Contact Email: sharonnjim@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360 279 2802. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Windjammer City Beach Park 1798 SW Beeksma Drive, Oak Harbor.

Visit the Oak Harbor Library at National Night Out

Visit the Oak Harbor Library booth at National Night Out. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Windjammer Park 1600 S. Beeksma Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

First Tuesday Family Storytime

Join us for some funny stories and action songs that will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book

Comics. Graphic novels. Sequential art. Whatever we call them, comic books have held a special place in the hearts of many Americans since first appearing on the market in the 1930s. This interactive, multimedia presentation traces the history of this popular print medium, from its Golden Age in the 1930s and ‘40s to the digital revolution of today. We will have a chance to recall our favorite characters and stories as journalist and comic-book historian Andrew Wahl leads us in a conversation about the history of comic books as an art form, an industry, and a lens for exploring American culture. We will gain knowledge to start exploring the world of comics and have the opportunity to share our own recommendations. Supported by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Anacortes Drop-in Meditation Class

In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10, $5 for students and seniors. We are a non-profit organization. Contact Name: Leanne Morris. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Senior Activity Center 1701 22nd St. Anacortes,WA 98221. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

Folk dancing from around the world every Tuesday with teaching the first hour beginning at 7 pm. Eastern European, Israeli, Greek, Scandanavian and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 per person. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 12615 C St. Bayview, Skagit Valley. Turn left at Farmhouse Restaurant. For more info visit skagitanacortesfolkdancers.org.

Trillium Trail Trim and Weed Destruction

Weeds are still trying to take over the Trillium trails! We need a group of enthusiastic volunteers to help trim the trails and destroy tansy. Join us at the Trillium Community Forest on Wednesday, August 6th from 9:00 am - noon. We'll provide snacks, drinks, and tools. All you need is a pair of work gloves and your trail-trimming enthusiasm! Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ida Gianopulos. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trillium Community Forest, Freeland.

Visit Beth B. Johns at Gary Oak Gallery

Photographer Beth B. Johns will be at Garry Oak Gallery Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit to discuss her striking details and composite images. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Teens Create! Hot and Cold Art

Explore cold and hot art techniques with your friends. Create colorful ice tunnels and melted crayon art. Learn about awesome library resources that can help spark your creativity. Funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Space is limited, please register in advance to save your spot! Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Downtown Sounds

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership will be presenting its 10th annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series in Downtown Bellingham this summer! This year’s series continues to take place in the Arts District on Bay Street between Prospect and West Champion Streets. These free, all-ages concerts offer music, dancing, food and live entertainment suitable for the whole family. The series runs every Wednesday starting July 9 through August 6. Doors and beer garden open at 5:30pm and the musicians perform live music from 6pm-9:30pm. 2014 Lineup TBA. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lindsey Payne. Contact Email: lindsey@downtownbellingham.com. Contact Phone: 360.527.8710. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Downtown Bellingham, WA. For more info visit downtownbham.wordpress.com.

Wednesday Night With The Stars

Join us as we watch Thor return to do battle with Malekith, the vengeful leader of a primordial race that seeks to destroy the Nine Realms. This big-budget comic-book adventure is set after the events of Marvel's "The Avengers." Popcorn provided by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 5:30 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander.

Juggle Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Venue.

Juggling Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.bizq. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meditation in Mount Vernon

In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: $10, $5 for students and seniors. We are a non-profit organization. Contact Name: Leanne Morris. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Riverwalk Studio Carnation Building: 117 N. First, Suite 5 (on the main floor facing the river) Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Ladies Night

Ladies Night at Oak Bowl - Ladies bowl 1st game FREE, then $1 a game after that - guys are $2 a game - shoe rental is $2 per person. Starts at 9pm til Close - Every Wednesday Night! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 1st game FREE. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:00 AM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Start to Fitness

Start to Fitness If you’re resolved to begin the New Year with a more active, healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to get started at your library. Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness. www.kcls.org/fitness. Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 7, 2014. King County Library System.

Family Storytime

Funny stories and action songs will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months and up with a caregiver. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Family Storytime

Funny stories and action songs will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months and up with a caregiver. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Slick Science and Cool Chemistry

What’s icky, sticky, weird and wacky? Kitchen chemistry! Learn about how things go together and how they fly apart. Check out some library resources to make concoctions of your own. For children ages 6-11. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Langley Library 104 Second St Langley, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

WAIF New Shelter Site Tours

Long anticipated, WAIF's new shelter site is open for tours every Thursday from 1pm-4pm. An opportunity for the public to learn more about this much needed, community asset for the homeless pet population of Whidbey Island. Located across the highway from the current shelter at the entrance of Rhododendron County Park, the new shelter will sit on almost 10 acres offering 6 of those acres as dog walking trails for shelter dogs. The site at this time has rough terrain and closed-toe, sturdy shoes are recommended for walking the site. Scheduled for groundbreaking in July 2014, the weekly tours will give visitors an opportunity to see the site and building take shape from the ground up! Visitors can bring their dogs on leash to walk on the tour as well. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Cinnamon O'Brien. Contact Email: waifnewshelter1@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-8900 ext. 1106. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 60 Rhododendron Park Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.waifanimals.org.

Slick Science and Cool Chemistry

What’s icky, sticky, weird and wacky? Kitchen chemistry! Learn about how things go together and how they fly apart. Check out some library resources to make concoctions of your own. For children ages 6-11. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Kids Summer Bowling Camp

Kids Summer Bowling Camp - Every Thursday at 5:30pm - Kids 4yrs - 9yrs bowl 2 games with bumpers $25 a month - Kids 10yrs - 18yrs bowl 3 games without bumpers $30 a month - both groups include shoe rental - coaching - awards & end of season party! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Families. Cost: $25 - $30 a month. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40 per month, $12 for a Drop-in Visit. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in The Park Presents: Dirty Boy Lloyde Community Park, Langley WA August 7th 2014 Dirty Boy Lloyd will take you on an electric mix of Rock and Roll, writing all their original music and you won't be hearing any cover songs from them. This band of 4 has been in the making for over 2 years, practicing weekly to get their sound just right! With over 20 years experience they consist on Michael Foley on the drums, Bill Warren on the bass, Matt Bergsma on the lead guitar, and the amazing vocals of Frank Cruz. Google Frank's name and you can get a feel of all the amazing places he has traveled and the bands he has sung with. Dirty Boy Lloyde just recorded a CD at the Seattle Art Institute that they are very excited about! They are surrounded and supported by their family and friends which has been their source of strength. The whole process has been an amazing experience and has brought them closer together. So come on down to Community Park for the final concert of the summer! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Community Park 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley WA. For more info visit www.swparks.org.

Whidbey All-Island Community Band

Summer concert series. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Windjammer City Beach Park SE City Beach Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Teen Glow Party

Our TEEN GLOW PARTY is happening every Thursday while school is out!! Starts at 8pm - 10pm - $10 per person - 2 hours of UNLIMITED GLOW bowling & shoe rental - Extreme Air Hockey Tournament - Lock-In style (once in you can't leave until the end). Come hang out with us! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Friday, August 8, 2014. King County Library System.

Meet Joel Griffith at Garry Oak Gallery

Meet artist Joel Griffith at Garry Oak Gallery on Friday. He combines wood and metal into beautiful, functional pieces. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Dye It! Tie Dye Fashion

Create your own tie dye fashion. Bring an old t-shirt, pillowcase, etc. and transform it with dye. Learn about awesome library resources that can help spark your creativity. Funded by the Friends of the Freeland Library. Space is limited, please register in advance to save your spot! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free, please register. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, August 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Books with Bubba

Read aloud to Bubba or Carlie, patient canine listeners. Reading aloud improves children's reading skills and confidence, and reading to a therapy dog is a fun way to encourage reading practice and avoid summer reading slump. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required. Supported by Pet Partners. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, August 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

OHHS of class of 79 35yr Reunion 2014

Aug 8th Friday , Meet and Greet , American Legion.$5.00 at the door/6:00 pm/ No Host Bar/ Appetizers/DJ ( OHHS Class of 78,80,81 invited to join us at American legion. Aug 9th Saturday ,Semi Formal Buffet Dinner/ No Host Bar/ Social Hour / Live Band Dancing/ Doors open at 5:00 pm /Cost $55.00 per person/Questions Contact Paul Wilson please RSVP Aug 10th Sunday, Picnic City Beach / 11:00 am / This is for the classmates and their families./ $5.00 per person/ RSVP Contact Paul Wilson. Category: Reunions. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Friday Aug 8th $5.00 A , Aug 9th $55.00 ,Aug 10 $5.00. Contact Name: Paul Wilson. Contact Email: ItecPaul2000@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 253-217-9713. Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – Sunday, August 10, 2014, 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Washington.

Whidbey Island Music Festival Program III An American Tune

There is a growing awareness among early music performers in this country that we may be able to apply our viewpoint - taking earlier European music seriously on its own terms and in its original state - to the vast subject of America's own musical history. This program takes the era and music of Stephen Foster as our point of departure for a new musical adventure. All of these performers have grown up with one foot in the early music camp and one in some form of American traditions. Come and find out if we can walk with both feet! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 general admission/$20 seniors Advanced purchase $20 general admission/$10 students/children free. Contact Name: Tekla Cunningham. Contact Email: tekla@whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 206.724.6625. Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. St. Augustine's in-the-woods 5215 Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA 98249.

North Whidbey Lions Car Show

Check us out at www.facebook.com/northwhidbey.carshow. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: 2014 Car Show Info. Contact Email: nwcarshow@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: (360) 679-1595. Saturday, August 9, 2014. 1600 S. Beeksma Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

Race the Reserve Whidbey Island 2014

Runners are offered exclusive routes that traverse both Ebey's and Crockett Prairies. The routes offer spectacular panoramic ocean, mountain and prairie farmland views. A combination of dramatic seaside bluffs, dense forests and fertile prairies offers a unique location for competitive running. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: See websites for costs. Contact Name: Elizabeth Bitting. Contact Email: racethereservewhidbeyisland@gmail.com. Saturday, August 9, 2014. Coupeville Elementary School Mickey Clark Track & Field 6 South Main Street Coupeville, Washington …just south of SR 20 along the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way in the Heart of Ebey’s Reserve. For more info visit sites.google.com.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Breakfast includes: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice, coffee or tea. Category: Family. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $7.00. - Children under 12 $3.00. Contact Name: david eccles. Contact Email: ldeccles67@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360.969.3149. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Masonic Center N Main & 8th Street Coupeville WA 98239.

Digging 4 Dinner

If you love the taste of fresh clams, then join WSU Island County Beach Watcher Eugene Thrasher and the Beach Watcher team to learn just how to dig for your next clam dinner. This free class covers not only choosing the right clams to pair with recipes, but also the regulations and techniques for harvesting clams in a safe and sustainable way that will ensure local clams will be available for future summer dinners and diners too. Other classes being offered include the following: Saturday, June 14th, at 10:30 a.m. Zylstra Beach Saturday, June 28th, at 10:30 a.m. Double Bluff Beach Friday, July 11th, at 9 a.m. Zylstra Beach Tuesday, July 15th, at 11:30 a.m. Double Bluff Beach Saturday, August 9th, at 8:30 a.m. Zylstra Beach Friday, August 22nd, at 7:30 a.m. Double Bluff Beach Discover how to forage for a delicious dinner in an environmentally-friendly way! 1. Make your reservation: Email or call Stinger Anderson at stinger.anderson@wsu.edu or 360-240-5558. 2. Purchase a shellfish… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Stinger Anderson. Contact Email: stinger.anderson@wsu.edu. Contact Phone: 360-240-5558. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Zylstra Beach (at Penn Cove and I525). For more info visit ext100.wsu.edu.

Stilly 5k Fun Run

Join us for this easy-going, family footrace through lovely Snohomish County River Meadows Park. A wonderful way to begin your weekend. This is the opening event for the 25th Annual Stillaguamish Tribe's Festival of the River and Pow Wow! Free music and cultural events to follow. Price includes race paraphenalia. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 adults, $5 youth. Contact Name: Franchesca Perez. Contact Email: fperez@stillaguamish.com. Contact Phone: 3606312620. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 AM. River Meadows Park 20416 Jordan Rd in Arlington.

Annual Rummage at OHAG

Multi-family annual rummage sale to raise funds for Children's Ministry Department. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Kathleen Johnson. Contact Email: kidschurch@oakharborag.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-4852. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor Assembly of God 319 SW 3rd Ave Oak Harbor, WA.

Whidbey Island Fabulous Fun Fiber Sessions

Whidbey Island Fabulous Fun Fiber Sessions August 9, 2014 Saturday Paradise Found Fiber Farm Clinton WA A new take on WIFFFS A Day of Classes Class 1 learn all about your spinning wheel Class 2 Spinning 101 Class 3 Needle felting an alpaca REGISTER by July 10 2014 Details: www.paradisefoundfiber.com. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 to $35 per class. Contact Name: Mary B Donaty. Contact Email: lamalou@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3605791905. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Paradise Found Fiber Farm 4081 Springwater Ln Clinton WA 98236.

EAA Chapter 818 Monthly Meetings

AVIATION ENTHUSIAST: Members of EAA Chapter 818 of Burlington meet on the second Saturday of the month at the Skagit Regional Airport at 10:00am. Come join our group and meet others with the same passion for flying and other related activities; such as, building and flying experimental aircraft. For more information, please contact Cheryl Andrade at: 360-630-5545 or cherylscub@yahoo.com WANTED: AVIATION ENTHUSIAST WITH “TALES” TO TELL EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 818 of Burlington would like to invite pilots, A&P Mechanics, Current FAA or retired employees, Veterans, general aviation pilots, and anyone who would like to share a related experience with us. We meet at the Skagit Regional Airport on the second Saturday of the month from10:00am-12pm. For information, please contact Richard Lewellen at 360-391-8020 or r.lewellen@comcast.net. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Cheryl Andrade. Contact Email: cherylscub@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-630-5545. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Skagit Regional Airport 15400 Airport Dr Burlington, WA 98233.

Dahlia Care Class

Growing, Tending and Harvesting Dahlias Made Easy. Reservations required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10.00. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA 98253.

Shakin' The Vines Summer Concert

Island legend Janie Cribbs and The T. Rust Band will burn up the stage at an outdoor concert overlooking the vineyard. Bring a picnic, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a great evening of music, dancing and wine. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets at 360.221.2040 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/674271. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20.00. Contact Name: Leah Waaramaki. Contact Email: winery@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.2040. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Whidbey Island Winery 5237 Langley Rd. Langley, WA. 98260. For more info visit www.whidbeyislandwinery.com.

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

Come do dances of many lands. Each dance has a short teaching starting at 7:30, then a program of dances and requests. We do couple dances, no-partner dances, and set dances The Grange floor is terrific and there is plenty of parking. We do this weekly. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00; members $5.00, youth $2.00. Contact Phone: 425-385-2088, 206-524-7300, (360)-387-9923. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave.W, Lynnwood.

Junior Softball World Series

10 Softball Teams from around the World come together to play 7 days of games to crown a Junior (13/14 year old girls) Softball World Champion and to socialize for 7 days. All Games will be at Everest Park in Kirkland and admission is FREE. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Deborah Lee. Contact Email: dkaylee@juno.com. Contact Phone: 425-869-0917. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 9:00 AM. Everest Park, Kirkland, WA 500 8th St S Kirkland, WA 98033.

Essential Church Worship Gatherings

Essential Church will begin gathering at the South Bellevue Community Center this Sunday! Join us for one of our pre-launch gatherings for worship, a message, and to hear more about the mission and vision of Essential Church. Each week we will worship together and then offer children's ministry for 4k- 5th grade. See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Warren Mainard. Contact Email: warren@essentialchurch.cc. Contact Phone: 4252707022. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Summer Sundays

Every Sunday, from June through August, noon to 4, Greenbank Farm will have a variety of activities for visitors. Take your time, linger, let the kids play, weave a walk up to the ridge in between a picnic by the solar arrays and a glass of wine by the pond. Wander through the Organic Farm School’s vegetable fields, listen to musicians playing on the lawn, stroll through the beautiful pieces of art in the galleries and then lay on a blanket and watch the clouds create their own version of art. Play Cornhole (a beanbag toss game), check out the Flea Market, sample some new cheeses, buy fresh produce from the Farm Shop, watch the ducks on the pond, do a little birdwatching, take part in Chicken Bingo, and eat a little pie. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Facility Rentals. Contact Email: events@greenbankfarm.com. Contact Phone: 360 678 7710. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Greenbank Farm, Greenbank, WA. For more info visit greenbankfarm.biz.

Integrity - Whidbey Island

Over the years, Integrity's mission has expanded beyond the Episcopal Church. It has also become a respected voice for equal civil rights. Often working in coalitions with both secular and other faith-based groups, Integrity has been instrumental in advancing the claim LGBTQ persons are making for equal protection and opportunity in our society. Our local Integrity Chapter meets on the second Sunday of each month at 5:30pm at St.Augustine's Church in Freeland for a potluck supper and meeting. Everyone in the community is welcome. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: Ron St. George. Contact Email: whidbey_ron@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-222-4086. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Fun with the Son VBS

A fun, beach-themed Vacation Bible School focusing on 5 parables of Jesus. Join us for music, celebrating, learning, games, snacks, and socialization! Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free, Donations Welcome. Contact Name: Martha. Contact Email: martha@oakharborlutheran.org. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, August 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit oakharborlutheran.com.

Junior Softball World Series

10 Softball Teams from around the World come together to play 7 days of games to crown a Junior (13/14 year old girls) Softball World Champion and to socialize for 7 days. All Games will be at Everest Park in Kirkland and admission is FREE. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Deborah Lee. Contact Email: dkaylee@juno.com. Contact Phone: 425-869-0917. Monday, August 11, 2014, 9:00 AM. Everest Park, Kirkland, WA 500 8th St S Kirkland, WA 98033.

Monday Morning Knitters

Discover the joy of learning how to knit! Knitters of all levels welcome. Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Center for Lifelong Learning.

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ $5 seniors. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Monday, August 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Baby Island Community Hall, 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA 98260.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! Category: 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. Monday, August 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per season, can be pro-rated at any time. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, August 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Fun with the Son VBS

A fun, beach-themed Vacation Bible School focusing on 5 parables of Jesus. Join us for music, celebrating, learning, games, snacks, and socialization! Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free, Donations Welcome. Contact Name: Martha. Contact Email: martha@oakharborlutheran.org. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit oakharborlutheran.com.

Junior Softball World Series

10 Softball Teams from around the World come together to play 7 days of games to crown a Junior (13/14 year old girls) Softball World Champion and to socialize for 7 days. All Games will be at Everest Park in Kirkland and admission is FREE. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Deborah Lee. Contact Email: dkaylee@juno.com. Contact Phone: 425-869-0917. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:00 AM. Everest Park, Kirkland, WA 500 8th St S Kirkland, WA 98033.

Kidney Smart Education

The two hour, no cost, monthly class reviews common causes for kidney disease along with the topics below on how to stay healthy while managing each stage of your kidney disease. Topics covered are below: Living with Kidney Disease: What Do Diagnosis and Treatment Mean for Me? -Home, Family, Work Life -Adjusting to Treatment -Preparing for the Future Starts Now -Learning About your Kidneys The Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): -A Deeper Explanation of CKD -Next Steps -Choices Take Control, Make a Plan, Stay Your Course: -Make a Plan - Diet and Exercise -Make a Plan - Transplant Choice -Make a Plan - Dialysis Choices -Make a Plan - Peritoneal Dialysis -Make a Plan - Hemodialysis -Make a Plan - Home Hemodialysis -Make a Plan - Palliative Care/Conservative Choice -Stay Your Course. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No Cost. Contact Name: Lena Bourrillion. Contact Email: Lena.Bourrillion@davita.com. Contact Phone: (253) 733-4823. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor - Pre-Registration Required Due to Limited Class Size Call Lena to register at: (253) 733-4823.

Jeff Evans' Science Magic: Unleashing the Power of Science with Magic

Jeff uses scientific principles ranging from air pressure to center of mass to reveal how everyday items behave in extraordinary ways when you know the secrets of science. Volunteers participate throughout the show. Check out library resources for more fun and learning. For families with children of all ages. This program is funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Anacortes Drop-in Meditation Class

In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10, $5 for students and seniors. We are a non-profit organization. Contact Name: Leanne Morris. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Senior Activity Center 1701 22nd St. Anacortes,WA 98221. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Jeff Evans' Science Magic: Unleashing the Power of Science with Magic

Jeff uses scientific principles ranging from air pressure to center of mass to reveal how everyday items behave in extraordinary ways when you know the secrets of science. Volunteers participate throughout the show. Check out library resources for more fun and learning. For families with children of all ages. This program is funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

Folk dancing from around the world every Tuesday with teaching the first hour beginning at 7 pm. Eastern European, Israeli, Greek, Scandanavian and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 per person. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 12615 C St. Bayview, Skagit Valley. Turn left at Farmhouse Restaurant. For more info visit skagitanacortesfolkdancers.org.

Fun with the Son VBS

A fun, beach-themed Vacation Bible School focusing on 5 parables of Jesus. Join us for music, celebrating, learning, games, snacks, and socialization! Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free, Donations Welcome. Contact Name: Martha. Contact Email: martha@oakharborlutheran.org. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit oakharborlutheran.com.

Junior Softball World Series

10 Softball Teams from around the World come together to play 7 days of games to crown a Junior (13/14 year old girls) Softball World Champion and to socialize for 7 days. All Games will be at Everest Park in Kirkland and admission is FREE. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Deborah Lee. Contact Email: dkaylee@juno.com. Contact Phone: 425-869-0917. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:00 AM. Everest Park, Kirkland, WA 500 8th St S Kirkland, WA 98033.

Teens Create! Printmaking Lab

Try your hand at printing with foam, stamps, and bubbles. Make cards, pictures, or wrapping paper while exploring different printmaking techniques. Learn about awesome library resources that can help spark your creativity. Funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Juggle Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Venue.

Juggling Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Literature & Laughter Book Group

Share your love of reading with this lively group! Join the discussion of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. All are welcome! Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:15 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.bizq. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meditation in Mount Vernon

In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: $10, $5 for students and seniors. We are a non-profit organization. Contact Name: Leanne Morris. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Riverwalk Studio Carnation Building: 117 N. First, Suite 5 (on the main floor facing the river) Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

We do dances of many lands- couple dances, set dances and no-partner dances. We have a great dance floor and plenty of parking. A short teaching starts at 7:30, and the rest of the evening is all request dances. We usually do more no-partner dances on Wednesdays than Saturdays. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00; members $5.00; youth $2.00. Contact Phone: 425-385-2088, 206-524-7300, (360)-387-9923. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Av.e W. Lynnwoood.

Ladies Night

Ladies Night at Oak Bowl - Ladies bowl 1st game FREE, then $1 a game after that - guys are $2 a game - shoe rental is $2 per person. Starts at 9pm til Close - Every Wednesday Night! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 1st game FREE. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:00 AM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Fun with the Son VBS

A fun, beach-themed Vacation Bible School focusing on 5 parables of Jesus. Join us for music, celebrating, learning, games, snacks, and socialization! Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free, Donations Welcome. Contact Name: Martha. Contact Email: martha@oakharborlutheran.org. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit oakharborlutheran.com.

Junior Softball World Series

10 Softball Teams from around the World come together to play 7 days of games to crown a Junior (13/14 year old girls) Softball World Champion and to socialize for 7 days. All Games will be at Everest Park in Kirkland and admission is FREE. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Deborah Lee. Contact Email: dkaylee@juno.com. Contact Phone: 425-869-0917. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 9:00 AM. Everest Park, Kirkland, WA 500 8th St S Kirkland, WA 98033.

Norwegian conversation & coffee

This newly formed group, facilitated by a native-speaker of Norwegian, is a casual coffee group giving other Norwegian speaking individuals a chance to practice and improve their language skills. Open to newcomers. Also meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free but donations accepted for coffee. Contact Name: Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge - J Gerteis. Contact Email: whidbeyislandnordiclodge@gmail.com. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Nordic Hall 63 Jacobs Rd Coupeville, WA 98260.

Oak Harbor Fire Department Visits the Library

Climb aboard the OHFD fire truck and learn fire safety. Fun for everyone! Bring a camera! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

MARYSVILLE - Franchise Myths: Busted

Have you ever thought about owning a franchise? Myths: -All franchises are fast food restaurants -It costs a fortune to buy a franchise -I have to have business experience to own a franchise This workshop debunks common misconceptions about franchises and is designed to help you decide whether owning one is right for you. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Registration is required as space is limited. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Mimi Hetzel. Contact Email: mimi.hetzel@sba.gov. Contact Phone: (206) 553-7050. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Naval Station Everett Fleet & Family Support Center at Smokey Point 13910 45th Ave NE Marysville, WA 98271. For more info visit sba.gov.

WAIF New Shelter Site Tours

Long anticipated, WAIF's new shelter site is open for tours every Thursday from 1pm-4pm. An opportunity for the public to learn more about this much needed, community asset for the homeless pet population of Whidbey Island. Located across the highway from the current shelter at the entrance of Rhododendron County Park, the new shelter will sit on almost 10 acres offering 6 of those acres as dog walking trails for shelter dogs. The site at this time has rough terrain and closed-toe, sturdy shoes are recommended for walking the site. Scheduled for groundbreaking in July 2014, the weekly tours will give visitors an opportunity to see the site and building take shape from the ground up! Visitors can bring their dogs on leash to walk on the tour as well. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Cinnamon O'Brien. Contact Email: waifnewshelter1@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-8900 ext. 1106. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 60 Rhododendron Park Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.waifanimals.org.

Kids Summer Bowling Camp

Kids Summer Bowling Camp - Every Thursday at 5:30pm - Kids 4yrs - 9yrs bowl 2 games with bumpers $25 a month - Kids 10yrs - 18yrs bowl 3 games without bumpers $30 a month - both groups include shoe rental - coaching - awards & end of season party! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Families. Cost: $25 - $30 a month. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Acoustic Jam

Join in for Acoustic jams every 2nd and 4th Thursday! Bring your songs and chord charts with lyrics. Singers, acoustic guitarists, bass players, and various pickers of all persuasions (such as banjo, mando, dobro and other acoustic instruments): feel free to sit in and rock out! We thrive on fun--oldies, pop, folk, country, bluegrass, standards: you name it and we'll do it! So come on down to Click Music and let's have some pickin' fun. 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. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40 per month, $12 for a Drop-in Visit. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Oak Harbor Music Volunteer Meeting

Oak Harbor Music Festival Volunteer Meeting - Thursday, Aug.14th, 6:00 PM– 7:00 PM, Best Western, 33175 SR 20. The meeting will showcase all of the volunteer opportunities for the festival, which takes place Labor Day, Aug.29th – Aug.31st. All volunteers can purchase festival attire at cost. Oak Harbor High School students can earn community service hours by volunteering. Lots of volunteers needed for this free community event. For more information check the festival website at www.oakharborfestival.com, or contact Lynn Goebel at 240 – 0530. All we are missing is you! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lynn Goebel. Contact Email: goebel1234@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-240-0530. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Best Western Harbor Plaza 33175 SR 20 Oak Harbor.

Taste of Freedom

The Taste of Freedom fundraiser is a unique event benefiting Not Abandoned's anti-trafficking work. This interactive, live-theater experience takes participants through real stories of the girls we serve. *This is not your typical fundraiser*. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $75. Contact Name: Amanda Goodmanson. Contact Email: amandag@notabandoned.org. Contact Phone: 425-577-0107. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Novelty Hill - Januik Winery 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit notabandoned.org.

Whidbey All-Island Community Band

Summer concert series. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Windjammer City Beach Park SE City Beach Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Teen Glow Party

Our TEEN GLOW PARTY is happening every Thursday while school is out!! Starts at 8pm - 10pm - $10 per person - 2 hours of UNLIMITED GLOW bowling & shoe rental - Extreme Air Hockey Tournament - Lock-In style (once in you can't leave until the end). Come hang out with us! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Oak Bowl. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 531 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.