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Ivy-Pull at the Historic Haller House

Calling all gardeners! Please join our Ivy Posse as we gather to liberate Henrietta Haller's historic Front Street garden from demon ivy. Please bring your own gloves and pruners, and we will provide water, good company and a sense of accomplishment! Category: Outdoor. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Lynn Hyde. Contact Email: historicwhidbey@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 206-619-4427. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 1 NE Front Street, Coupeville, WA. For more info visit www.historicwhidbey.org.

Whidbey Dodgeball Fundraising Tournament

The Tournament will help raise money for the “Healthy Island Youth Initiative (HIYI) Physical Activity Scholarship. This Scholarship is awarded to children and youth from low income homes in the county. Scholarships can be requested to cover registration fees, equipment vouchers, and other expenses that are a barrier to a child/youth pursuing an organized physical activity anywhere throughout Island County (http://islandcountyahc.org/Page/43). This is a 6-on-6 Tournament. There will be 4 different divisions; Grades 3-5, Grade 6-8, High School and Adults. It cost $125 per team to play. Register online at http://www.swparks.org/special_events.html. Questions? Contact Emily Maughan, 360-678-7917. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $125 per team of 7. Contact Name: Emily Maughan. Contact Email: e.maughan@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787917. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Middle/High School Gym 501 S Main St. Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.swparks.org.

Write Your Own Games

This one-day session shows ways to create your own games – science games, funny jokes, role-playing adventures – that you can use once, or play for years. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions based on their own needs and goals as well as on the ideas presented to them. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $50 ($25.00 for youth accompanied by an adult). Contact Name: Rich Parsons. Contact Email: rich@wicec.us. Contact Phone: 360-221-5020. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Whidbey Island Community Education Center, Old Bayview School, 5611 Bayview Rd Langley, WA 98260 phone *360.221.5020*.

Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale

Find thousands of books at bargain prices. New fiction and nonfiction added each month. Proceeds benefit the Clinton Library. Donations of quality books are always appreciated and may be dropped off at the Clinton Library or the book sale. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free to attend. Books sell for 3/$1 to $2 with some WOW books priced higher. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Email: dcolfer@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall at 6411 Central Avenue.

Greenbank Garden Club Spring Plant Sale

Annual Plant sale featuring locally-grown plants, garden-related Flea Market, hypertufa pots, baked goods. New this year: Garden Seminars(free) and Garden Art booth. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Reece Rose. Contact Email: roseteam@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-579-5880. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank Farm, Greenbank.

Laughter Yoga - Discover A Fun & Easy Remedy for Seriousness

Laughter as a fun exercise - Come laugh for the joy and health of it! Standing or sitting, no poses or mats required - just a desire to laugh and enjoy the benefits of guided laughter exercises paired with yoga breathing. It's been called a "bubble bath for the soul." Laughter Yoga for events, organizations, meetings and 1:1 Laughter Coaching also available. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Suggested donation of $5-$15 to assist with costs. Contact Name: Tere Baker, Certified LY Teacher. Contact Email: merrymirthmakers@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (949) 4 MIRTH 3. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Soujourn Studios at Bayview Corner, 5603 Bayview Rd, upstairs suite 13.

Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt Hunt to start at 1:00 P.M.. Four age groups from 0 to 11 years old. Bring your favorite baskets & hunt for candy & prizes. 1 GOLDEN & 1 SILVER EGG for each age group!! Enjoy a free hot dog & juice after finding your treasures! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lori Brown. Contact Email: rlsm@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-8494. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM. 3334 Brooks Hill Rd. Langley, WA 98260.

Island Beach Access Beach Walk

Come anytime between 2 and 4. Learn the history of the area, there was a fishing resort here, find out how this particular stretch of beach became public, it's a great salmon fishing beach. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Mike McVay. Contact Email: info@islandbeachaccess.org. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Shore Meadow Road end, Freeland.

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your kids out for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. This event is open to children ages 0-10. There will be lots of prizes and as always, the Easter bunny will be making an appearance. It is sure to be a fun time!! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Katie O'Connor. Contact Email: jtoc24@comcast.net. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM. Fire Station 22 3440 Taylor Road Oak Harbor, Wa.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

Living Word Easter Services at Oak Harbor High School

Find out what Encounter 153 is at this year's Easter Service with Living Word Oak Harbor Foursquare Church! Our services will be held at Oak Harbor High School Sat. 19th at 6pm and Sunday morning 20th at 9am and 11am. Your kids will have a blast at children's church (nursery through 5th grade) while you enjoy the service. Category: Faith. Family. Holiday. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Diane Brown. Contact Email: diane@elivingword.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-5008. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. Oak Harbor High School 1 Wildcat Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Improv Team

An evening of unscripted comedy! $5 at the door- buy 4 tickets, get the fifth free! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

1776

Book by Peter Stone Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards Directed by Gaye Litka The founding of our nation comes to star-spangled life in this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. In 1776 you’ll see the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page – namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks will fill the Whidbey Playhouse in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to become the United States of America. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Political. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18.00; Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office Manager. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:15 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

PianoFest Northwest 2014

2nd Annual PianoFest Northwest A celebration of piano music--classical to contemporary. PianoFest Northwest 2014 will feature WICA's newly acquired and reconditioned Bechstein 9'2" Concert Grand, a world class piano for our invited artists. Acquired last fall through the generosity of a special group of donors, the Bechstein is an imposing presence on stage, and at the same time a responsive instrument in the hands of a master pianist that will thrill the audience and artist alike. PianoFest Northwest 2014 runs Wednesday, April 16th - Saturday, April 19th FULL LINEUP Locals Night Wednesday, April 16 - 7:30 pm - $15 NANCY NOLAN Mark Findlay George Henny Classical Night Thursday, April 17 - 7:30 pm - $20 THIRTY FINGERS Lisa Bergman Kathy Fox with Gloria Ferry Brennan World Music Friday, April 16 - 7:30 pm - $25 JOVINO SANTOS NETO Maureen Girard Jazz Night Saturday, April 19 - 7:30 pm - $25 AARON PARKS Fade Ensemble's Grant Neubauer, Keegan Harshman & Alex Dugdale… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15-$25 Festival Pass $75. Contact Name: WICA Box Office. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8268. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. For more info visit www.wicaonline.com.

PianoFest Northwest 2014: Jazz Night

Join us for our second annual PianoFest NW featuring world renowned artists as well as local talent tickling the ivories and offering special events, art opening, and workshops. Fun for all and family friendly. Jazz Night Headliner: Aaron Parks Openers: Fade Ensemble's Grant Neubauer, Keegan Harshman & Alex Dugdale. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25. Contact Name: WICA Box Office. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8268. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit tickets.wicaonline.com.

New Century Theatre Company presents TAILS OF WASPS

Power is sexy, but sex is often power’s undoing. New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Stephanie Timm’s Tails of Wasps captures one such downfall in vivid, intimate detail. In the private walls of a luxury hotel room a politician comes apart as he must face the reality of his lustful desires and sexual transgressions. Tails of Wasps runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm from April 3 -27, 2014. The show runs 90 minutes and the cast will hold talk-backs after each performance. There is one special Monday performance on Monday April 14 and no performance on Easter Sunday, April 20. General admission tickets are $30. Senior tickets are $25, Industry/TPS tickets are $20, and Student tickets are $15. Tickets and details are available online at http://www.acttheatre.org/. The age recommendation is 16 and older for strong language, sexual content, and adult themes. Category: Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15-$30. Contact Name: New Century Theatre Company. Contact Email: info@wearenctc.org. Contact Phone: (206) 661-8223. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.wearenctc.org.

Greenbank Garden Club Spring Plant Sale

Annual Spring Plant Sale--not just a sale . . . it's an event! Featuring locally-grown plants, Garden-related Flea Market, Hypertufa pots, baked goods. NEW: Gardening seminars(free)10:45-12:45) and a Garden Art Booth! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Reece Rose. Contact Email: roseteam@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-579-5880. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 PM – Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2:00 AM. Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank--in the Barn.

Living Word Foursquare Church Easter Service

Find out what Encounter 153 is at this year's Easter Service with Living Word Oak Harbor Foursquare Church! Our services will be held at Oak Harbor High School Sat. 19th at 6pm and Sunday morning 20th at 9am and 11am. Your kids will have a blast at children's church (nursery through 5th grade) while you enjoy the service. Category: Faith. Family. Holiday. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Diane Brown. Contact Email: diane@elivingword.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-5008. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor High School 1 Wildcat Way Oak Harbor, 98277.

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, April 20, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

The Whidbey Institute's 2014 Easter Celebration

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke All are welcome at this community celebration of Springtime and renewal! Celebrate Easter in a multi-denominational, Earth honoring service, followed by warm conversation and traditional hot cross buns. Participants will include: Peggy Taylor and Choir • Talia Marcus • Heidi Hoelting • Judith Adams • Sharon Betcher • Marilyn Strong • Jim Riley • Larry Daloz • with others Please carpool and arrive early. Parking is limited. Category: Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Whidbey Institute. Contact Email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-1884. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 6449 Old Pietela Road, Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

Ash Garden Work Party

Ash Garden work party in the Langley Woodmen Cemetery The Ash Garden in the cemetery needs some weeding and renovation work. Come help if you can on Sunday, April 20th, from 1 - 3 pm. Bring your gloves & weeding tools. Thanks for helping to care for this special place, Cary Peterson and the Friends of the Langley Woodmen Cemetery. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: none. Contact Name: Cary Peterson. Contact Email: langleywoodmencemetery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6046. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Langley Woodmen Cemetery.

1776

Book by Peter Stone Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards Directed by Gaye Litka The founding of our nation comes to star-spangled life in this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. In 1776 you’ll see the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page – namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks will fill the Whidbey Playhouse in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to become the United States of America. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Political. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18.00; Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office Manager. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2:30 PM – 5:15 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

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, April 20, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

New Century Theatre Company presents TAILS OF WASPS

Power is sexy, but sex is often power’s undoing. New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Stephanie Timm’s Tails of Wasps captures one such downfall in vivid, intimate detail. In the private walls of a luxury hotel room a politician comes apart as he must face the reality of his lustful desires and sexual transgressions. Tails of Wasps runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm from April 3 -27, 2014. The show runs 90 minutes and the cast will hold talk-backs after each performance. There is one special Monday performance on Monday April 14 and no performance on Easter Sunday, April 20. General admission tickets are $30. Senior tickets are $25, Industry/TPS tickets are $20, and Student tickets are $15. Tickets and details are available online at http://www.acttheatre.org/. The age recommendation is 16 and older for strong language, sexual content, and adult themes. Category: Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15-$30. Contact Name: New Century Theatre Company. Contact Email: info@wearenctc.org. Contact Phone: (206) 661-8223. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.wearenctc.org.

Come As You Are: Watercolor for Everyone

Join local artist Judi Nyerges for this fun "come as you are" watercolor three part series. Are you a beginning painter? Good! We'll go over the basics. Are you an intermediate painter? Good! We'll do some review and maybe you will pick up some new tips. Are you an advanced painter? Good! This will give you some studio time with others who like to paint. Are you an expert painter? Good! You come and I will learn from you! All library programs are free, but you will need to bring some basic supplies. Class size is limited, so you must preregister for this series of three classes. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Spring Break Camp: Fairytale Theatre for Waldorf Students

Kids, take a vacation to the land of the fairies! Students will explore the magic of the classic fairy tale through the nurturing experience of theatre games, pantomime, and improvisation. Creating their own original tales, the kids will experience the magic of theater and how it can enlighten, embolden and encourage them as they perform their own creation for an audience. They will explore every kind of fairy tale, from "fractured" to "enchanted," and must be prepared to laugh and have loads of fun telling stories with movement, voice and their active imaginations. The class will culminate in a presentation for parents and families at WICA. Each student will also receive a free ticket to the matinee performance and a backstage tour of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre's production of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Snow Queen." Instructor Connie Sponheim is a local theatre educator with an extensive background in performance, directing, dialect work and academic teaching. Sponhe… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Holiday. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Kids. Cost: $60. Contact Name: Fawn Swanson. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. For more info visit www.wicaonline.com.

Intro to Norwegian & Swedish Genealogy

At this first of three classes, a Whidbey Island genealogist will introduce you to some basics of doing genealogical research. 2 additional classes with a more personalized focus will follow – 2 for those doing Norwegian genealogy and 2 for those doing Swedish genealogy. Cost for three classes is $30. This first class will be held in the Nordic Hall at 63 Jacobs Rd. Coupeville. Having your own laptop/notebook computer for the 2nd & 3rd classes is very desirable. More information is available on the Nordic Lodge website. Register by email, putting “Registration for Genealogy Class” in the subject line. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Email: whidbeyislandnordiclodge@gmail.com. Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Nordic Hall 63 Jacobs Rd Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit whidbeyislandnordiclodge.wordpress.com.

Community Conversation on Homelessness

An open conversation on homelessness using the world cafe format. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Vivian Rogers Decker. Contact Email: spincafeoh@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-5514. Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. North Whidbey Middle School Commons, 67 NE Izett St Oak Harbor WA 98277.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

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, April 21, 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, April 21, 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, April 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Spring Break Camp: Fairytale Theatre for Waldorf Students

Kids, take a vacation to the land of the fairies! Students will explore the magic of the classic fairy tale through the nurturing experience of theatre games, pantomime, and improvisation. Creating their own original tales, the kids will experience the magic of theater and how it can enlighten, embolden and encourage them as they perform their own creation for an audience. They will explore every kind of fairy tale, from "fractured" to "enchanted," and must be prepared to laugh and have loads of fun telling stories with movement, voice and their active imaginations. The class will culminate in a presentation for parents and families at WICA. Each student will also receive a free ticket to the matinee performance and a backstage tour of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre's production of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Snow Queen." Instructor Connie Sponheim is a local theatre educator with an extensive background in performance, directing, dialect work and academic teaching. Sponhe… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Holiday. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Kids. Cost: $60. Contact Name: Fawn Swanson. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. For more info visit www.wicaonline.com.

Seattle Opera Preview: The Tales of Hoffmann

Join Seattle Opera Community Programs Manager Robert McClung for an engaging multimedia presentation covering the history, music and stagecraft of Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann." One of the most talked-about productions in Seattle Opera history returns to McCaw Hall for a glorious season finale. An endlessly inventive poet regales his drinking buddies with stories of romancing three fantastic women. A trio of colorful villains foils our hero at every turn. Three fabulous shows in one, Offenbach’s sumptuous collage of whimsy, creativity, heartbreak, and artistic salvation enchants and delights with luminous music and compelling theater. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Tales of Hoffman-Seattle Opera Preview

Join Seattle Opera educator for an engaging hour-long multimedia presentation that covers the basics of history, music and stagecraft of "The Tales of Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library and Seattle Opera. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Public Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

Soulful Self-Care for Busy Mamas

Join Whidbey Island's Integrative Wellness Consultant and Personal Transformation Coach, Heather Blankinship, for an evening exploration into the transformative practice of Self-Care. Sponsored by Whidbey Island Midwives and Birth Center Learn: - Simple ways to practice Radical Self-Care even the busiest of moms can find time for. - Practical stress relief techniques both you and your babe can start using right away. - How taking care of YOU is one of the best things you can do for your little ones! RSVP to: info@mindbodybeing.com Heather Blankinship is internationally known for implementing holistic concepts in the luxury spas the world over. A fifteen-year journey led her from Seattle to the Hawaiian Islands to Europe and finally Asia where she found herself learning about ancient healing traditions from local and indigenous healers. This began the journey of incorporating age-old wisdom with her science-based studies of holistic health, mind-body medicine, transformational inner-work and who… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Heather Blankinship. Contact Email: info@mindbodybeing.com. Contact Phone: 2066509216. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for Integrated Health & The Greenbank Birth Center 3455 Old County Rd. Greenbank, WA. For more info visit www.whidbeyislandcenterforintegratedhealth.org.

Climate Change & Whidbey Island

World class scientists doing research on Penn Cove, our rivers, our mountains, and our shorelines will explain how climate change will affect Island and Skagit counties and what we can do about it. This is a great opportunity to hear the best science available on climate change. If you question the evidence or you simply want to learn more, this is for you! In addition the Anacortes Public Works Director will share how climate change mitigation was incorporated into their new water treatment plant. There will be opportunities for questions and answers. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Outdoor. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: George Biehl. Contact Email: george.biehl@skagit.edu. Contact Phone: 679-5308. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Whidbey Island Campus, Skagit Valley College 1900 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor. For more info visit dl.dropboxusercontent.com.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

Grass Fed Beef Class

What distinguishes grass fed from other beef and why should you care? Slow Food Whidbey Island, WSU Extension and Deer Lagoon Grange bring WSU’s Jan Busboom to town. Professor Busboom, Animal Science Dept at WSU, is an authority on grass fed animals for meat production. He has studied all aspects of raising animals on grass, from genetics and animal nutrition, to processing, to the health and environmental benefits of raising cows on grass. Learn what you should know when seeking grass fed beef for your table. We will also have local producers on the panel, including 3 Sisters Cattle Company. And, since the proof is in the pudding, the class will culminate with a tasting of locally raised grass fed beef. Please come and bring your curiosity, your questions and your palate. $10 suggested donation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $10 Suggested Donation. Contact Name: Kathy Floyd. Contact Email: kathy46@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603315819. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Deer Lagoon Grange.

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, April 22, 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.

LET'S PLAY CHAMBER MUSIC

Whidbey Island Chapter Meeting: Instrumentalists needed: Come for "jam session" in the world of Classical chamber music. Come ready to sight-read or call ahead for music (helpful in pairing musicians). 360-320-4605. Washington State Music Teachers Association. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Organizations. Cost: $5.00. Contact Name: Verna Morgan. Contact Email: islandmusicworks@cablespeed.com. Contact Phone: 360-320-4605. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 PM. Clinton WA. For more info visit wsmta.org.

Spring Break Camp: Fairytale Theatre for Waldorf Students

Kids, take a vacation to the land of the fairies! Students will explore the magic of the classic fairy tale through the nurturing experience of theatre games, pantomime, and improvisation. Creating their own original tales, the kids will experience the magic of theater and how it can enlighten, embolden and encourage them as they perform their own creation for an audience. They will explore every kind of fairy tale, from "fractured" to "enchanted," and must be prepared to laugh and have loads of fun telling stories with movement, voice and their active imaginations. The class will culminate in a presentation for parents and families at WICA. Each student will also receive a free ticket to the matinee performance and a backstage tour of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre's production of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Snow Queen." Instructor Connie Sponheim is a local theatre educator with an extensive background in performance, directing, dialect work and academic teaching. Sponhe… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Holiday. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Kids. Cost: $60. Contact Name: Fawn Swanson. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. For more info visit www.wicaonline.com.

North Whidbey Lions Club Monthly Meeting

The NW Lions Club is looking for new members. Join us for several meetings to see if you may be interested in joining the Lions. Look on our website to see what the Lions do in Oak Harbor and all over the world. Please call around 7PM if your interested or have questions. Category: Service Clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Richard Mack. Contact Email: whidbeymack@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-0843 (around 7PM). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. VFW 3037 N. Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.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, April 23, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

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, April 23, 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, April 23, 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: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Writing for Children Workshop: Focusing on Character

Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $49. Contact Name: Tee Davis Overby. Contact Email: Tee.DavisOverby@skagit.edu. Contact Phone: 360-416-7638. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus, 2405 E. College Way.

Dine Out 4 Kids

Dine out at Front Street Grill to support Coupeville students and educators. Ten percent of the day's proceeds will be donated to The Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools. Category: Charitable. Schools. Audience: Seniors. Families. Thursday, April 24, 2014. Front Street Grill 20 Front St. NW Coupeville, WA 98239.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of Daniel J. Brown's "Boys in the Boat." This is the story the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Ready Reader Preschool Storytime

Children ages 3 to 5 years enjoy stories, songs and getting ready to read with a parent or caregiver Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. and at 9:30 a.m. at the Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Call 675-5115 or visit www.sno-isle.org. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 675-5115; 678-4911. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Oak Harbor, WA.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

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 2nd 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. Contact Phone: 360-221-2189. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Nordic Hall 63 Jacobs Rd Coupeville, WA 98239.

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. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Moms. Cost: free. Contact Name: Langley Library. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Spring Break Camp: Fairytale Theatre for Waldorf Students

Kids, take a vacation to the land of the fairies! Students will explore the magic of the classic fairy tale through the nurturing experience of theatre games, pantomime, and improvisation. Creating their own original tales, the kids will experience the magic of theater and how it can enlighten, embolden and encourage them as they perform their own creation for an audience. They will explore every kind of fairy tale, from "fractured" to "enchanted," and must be prepared to laugh and have loads of fun telling stories with movement, voice and their active imaginations. The class will culminate in a presentation for parents and families at WICA. Each student will also receive a free ticket to the matinee performance and a backstage tour of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre's production of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Snow Queen." Instructor Connie Sponheim is a local theatre educator with an extensive background in performance, directing, dialect work and academic teaching. Sponhe… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Holiday. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Kids. Cost: $60. Contact Name: Fawn Swanson. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. For more info visit www.wicaonline.com.

Volunteer Open House

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve is hosting a Volunteer Open House for volunteers of all kids. Learn how to get involved in historic preservation and landscaping/gardening projects on the Reserve, as well as how to become a docent at the Jacob Ebey house and how to lead historic walking tours of downtown Coupeville. Drop in any time during the 3-hour window. All are welcome! Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Lynn Hyde. Contact Email: lynn_hyde@nps.gov. Contact Phone: 360-678-6084. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Jacob Ebey House on the Ebey Prairie Trail. (Park on Cemetery Road at the Prairie overlook, and walk the trail to the house.). For more info visit www.nps.gov.

Environmental Science Pathways

This spring, students in grades 6 - 8 are invited to join Environmental Science Pathways, our NEW weekly after-school program for younger teens interested in environmental science and clean technology. During this eight-week series, students will discover the science behind renewable energy, watersheds and our natural environment. Participants will explore the different roles of scientists and conduct hands-on experiments and projects both in the field and in our state-of-the-art wet lab. Students will develop leadership skills and have fun doing science, both outdoors and in! Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service Clubs. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $250, or $275 with transportation to Mercer Slough. Contact Name: Pacific Science Center. Contact Email: edprograms@pacsci.org. Contact Phone: (206) 443-2925. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center 1625 118th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit pacificsciencecenter.org.

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, April 24, 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, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

"Quest for Authentic Manhood"

“Quest for Authentic Manhood” series is all about setting men up to live lives of truth, passion and purpose. Are you ready to be refreshed and inspired by clear practical, Biblical insights on God’s design for manhood? If so, join us beginning Thursday, January 30th. We will be meeting at Family Bible Church in room B3 located at 2760 N Heller RD, Oak Harbor. Men of all ages welcome. This is a 24 week study, each lesson stands alone. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call Tony at 360-929-4640. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Audience: Dads. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Tony Ransford. Contact Phone: 360-929-4640. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Family Bible Church - 2760 N. Heller Rd, Oak Harbor-Room B3.

1776

Book by Peter Stone Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards Directed by Gaye Litka The founding of our nation comes to star-spangled life in this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. In 1776 you’ll see the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page – namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks will fill the Whidbey Playhouse in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to become the United States of America. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Political. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18.00; Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office Manager. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:15 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

New Century Theatre Company presents TAILS OF WASPS

Power is sexy, but sex is often power’s undoing. New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Stephanie Timm’s Tails of Wasps captures one such downfall in vivid, intimate detail. In the private walls of a luxury hotel room a politician comes apart as he must face the reality of his lustful desires and sexual transgressions. Tails of Wasps runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm from April 3 -27, 2014. The show runs 90 minutes and the cast will hold talk-backs after each performance. There is one special Monday performance on Monday April 14 and no performance on Easter Sunday, April 20. General admission tickets are $30. Senior tickets are $25, Industry/TPS tickets are $20, and Student tickets are $15. Tickets and details are available online at http://www.acttheatre.org/. The age recommendation is 16 and older for strong language, sexual content, and adult themes. Category: Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15-$30. Contact Name: New Century Theatre Company. Contact Email: info@wearenctc.org. Contact Phone: (206) 661-8223. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.wearenctc.org.

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, April 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. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Spring Break Camp: Fairytale Theatre for Waldorf Students

Kids, take a vacation to the land of the fairies! Students will explore the magic of the classic fairy tale through the nurturing experience of theatre games, pantomime, and improvisation. Creating their own original tales, the kids will experience the magic of theater and how it can enlighten, embolden and encourage them as they perform their own creation for an audience. They will explore every kind of fairy tale, from "fractured" to "enchanted," and must be prepared to laugh and have loads of fun telling stories with movement, voice and their active imaginations. The class will culminate in a presentation for parents and families at WICA. Each student will also receive a free ticket to the matinee performance and a backstage tour of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre's production of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Snow Queen." Instructor Connie Sponheim is a local theatre educator with an extensive background in performance, directing, dialect work and academic teaching. Sponhe… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Holiday. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Kids. Cost: $60. Contact Name: Fawn Swanson. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. For more info visit www.wicaonline.com.

RSBG 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 50th Anniversary of the Rhododendron Species Foundation will be celebrated with a special event on April 25th and 26th of 2014. This is not an event that any Rhododendron enthusiast will want to miss. Nor, in fact, should any serious gardener or horticulturist. From special internationally-acclaimed speakers to in-depth tours of the RSBG and the opportunity to talk with like-minded horticultural folks, the Celebration will be memorable. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Registration required. Contact Name: Katie Swickard. Contact Email: katie@rhodygarden.org. Contact Phone: 253 838 4646 x100. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 PM. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 2525 S 336th St Federal Way, WA 98001.

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Chapter #6 Monthly Meeting

To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the Pioneers of Washington! The DPW meets locally the last Friday of every month, and would love to see you there. Feel free to email for more information. Category: Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Purchase your own meal. Contact Name: Merritt Riley. Contact Email: merrittannriley@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 2533124845. Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 AM. Il Granaio Authentic Italian Restaurant 100 E Montgomery St Ste 110 Mount Vernon. For more info visit www.wapioneerdaughters.org.

RARE: Recycled Art Exhibit

Get inspired! Nearly 2 dozen local artists’ present works made almost entirely of recycled materials. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Katy Borden. Contact Email: info@alliedarts.org. Contact Phone: 360 676 8548. Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1418 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham WA 98225. For more info visit www.alliedarts.org.

Poetry Slam for Kids!

Join Jim Freeman, Whidbey's "Conductor of Fun," for this family-friendly poetry event. Develops and strengthens literacy skills in an atmosphere of discovery and collaboration. No poetry-writing experience is necessary. For school-aged children and their caregivers. Funded by the Friends of the Coupeville Library and supported by the Whidbey Island Arts Council. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Coupeville Elementary School Multipurpose Room 6 South Main Street Coupeville, Wa 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Island Family Hearing Clinic Group Topic Talk Event

Monthly open format discussion group event led by Audiologist, Peter Keating of Island Family Hearing Clinic. Topic: "How do I know if my hearing aids are working properly?" Maximize hearing aid effectiveness through performance verification. Find out what procedures are available to assure that your hearing aids are working up to their maximum potential. No appoinment necessary. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Staff. Contact Email: info@islandfamilyhearing.com. Contact Phone: 369-279-1229. Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Island Family Hearing Clinic 380 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor.

The Big Blue Auction

Join Immaculate Conception Regional School at their annual auction. This event has helped raise over $100,000 for the school to keep school tuition affordable. All are welcomed. Category: Benefit. Schools. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. St. Joseph Center 215 N 15th Street Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

An Evening with Shashank: Indian Classical Music Virtuoso

Enjoy world class Indian musician Shashank Subramanyam performing in one of Seattle’s most iconic venues. A bamboo flute prodigy who has been one of India’s most respected classical musicians for the past 25 years, the Grammy-nominated Maestro Shashank will bring his unique improvisational style to a variety of South Indian classics against the backdrop of the Seattle Art Museum. Shashank will be joined onstage by Mysore Srikanth on Violin and Patri Satish Kumar on Mridangam. Date: 25 April 2014 Time: Doors and refreshments at 7:00pm, performance at 7:30pm with light appetizers and drinks to follow the show. Place: Seattle Art Museum’s Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Tickets: $25 for adults, $10 for students and children under 18 Organizer Name: Upaya Social Ventures Organizer Description: Upaya builds businesses that will create jobs and improve the quality of life for Indians living in the most extreme poverty. For more information, please visit www.upayasv.org. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 for adults, $10 for students and children under 18. Contact Email: info@upayasv.org. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum. For more info visit shashank-seattle.eventbrite.com.

Growth Busters: The Movie

Our growth-centric system is broken. It’s not providing the happiness or the prosperity we seek. Water shortages, hunger, peak oil, species extinction, even increasing depression are all symptoms of a deeper problem – addiction to unending growth in a world that has limits. This film goes way beyond prescribing Band-Aids. It examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from reacting rationally to the evidence. From Las Vegas to Atlanta, Mexico City to Mumbai, the White House to the Vatican: it’s Wild Kingdom with a twist. It looks into the psychology of denial and crowd behavior, explores our obsession with growth, and our reluctance to address it while encouraging us to examine the beliefs and behaviors we must leave behind – and the values we need to embrace – so our children can survive and thrive. Following the film, the Whidbey Environmental Action Network will discuss their 25 Years of conservation efforts in Island County. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 0. Contact Name: John Leaser. Contact Email: jdleaser@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-222-3991. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation 20103 State Route 525 Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit www.growthbusters.org.

Whidbey Life Magazine Launch Party

Whidbey Life Magazine, the #1 online magazine for arts and culture on Whidbey Island, is adding a print magazine. The first print magazine will be presented at the magazine launch party. Ribbon cutting, a champagne toast, appetizers, dessert, and music by Gloria Ferry-Brennan and Sophia Duccini, will make for a magazine-launching good time. Tickets are $25 per person and available online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are also available on Whidbey Island in Langley at 2nd Street Wine Shop and Brackenwood Gallery, in Freeland at Timbuktu, in Coupeville at Lavender Wind Farm Store and Pacific NorthWest Art School, and in Oak Harbor at Click Music. Whidbey Life Magazine is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25. Contact Name: Sue Taves. Contact Email: info@whidbeylifemagazine.org. Contact Phone: 360-730-1243. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Freeland Hall 1515 Shoreview Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

1776

Book by Peter Stone Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards Directed by Gaye Litka The founding of our nation comes to star-spangled life in this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. In 1776 you’ll see the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page – namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks will fill the Whidbey Playhouse in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to become the United States of America. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Political. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18.00; Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office Manager. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:15 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Bronkar Circus of Sound

Bronkar describes himself as “a hyperactive kid with ADHD” who through “practice, persistence and patience” channeled his high energy into a unique act combining music, juggling, beat boxing and a positive message for kids. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Youth $10 Adults $15. Contact Name: WICA Box Office. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8268. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit tickets.wicaonline.com.

Prozac Mountain Boys & Maggie’s Fury

In celebration of McIntyre Hall’s 10th Anniversary Season, we invite you to join us for a great night of cake, music & dancing with our local favorites: The Prozac Mountain Boys, as their name suggests, offer an uplifting, therapeutic mixture of traditional, bluegrass and modern music. They combine bluegrass instrumentation with rich vocal harmonies to create a surprisingly familiar, intimate blend of yesterday and today. From Bill Monroe to Bob Dylan, from The Beatles to The Grateful Dead, no music is safe from The Prozac Mountain Boys. Maggie’s Fury combines the rousing melodies of the Irish fiddle and whistle with spirited vocal harmonies likened to Eastern Canadian Maritime traditions. Add a touch of modern folk rock and you have the perfect recipe for Celtic mayhem pack to the kilt with harmony, passion and spirit. Based in Bellingham, WA, Maggie’s Fury has been entertaining the local pub and Celtic festival scene for 15 years. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Government. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Liz Mangini. Contact Email: liz.mangini@skagit.edu. Contact Phone: 360-416-6646. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center 2501 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit www.mcintyrehall.org.

WICA Family Series: Bronkar Circus of Sound

The whole family will be amazed by Bronkar Lee, the world’s only rhythmic juggling beatboxer, who will bring his blend of music, comedy, skill and rhythmic energy to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25. As part of WICA’s Family Series, Bronkar will present a school matinee to the 6th and 7th grade classes of South Whidbey School District the morning of April 25, with a show for the public at 7:30 p.m. at WICA. Bronkar describes himself as “a hyperactive kid with ADHD” who through “practice, persistence and patience” channeled his high energy into a unique act combining music, juggling, beat boxing and a positive message for kids. Deana Duncan, WICA’s Programming/Education Director said, “The Family Series is one of the longest running arts in education programs in the South Whidbey School District and we’re excited to continue the tradition with Bronkar on April 25. We met Bronkar at the 2012 Northwest Booking Conference and found his work highly interactive and ab… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Youth $10 Adults $15. Contact Name: WICA Box Office. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8268. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. For more info visit www.wicaonline.com.

New Century Theatre Company presents TAILS OF WASPS

Power is sexy, but sex is often power’s undoing. New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Stephanie Timm’s Tails of Wasps captures one such downfall in vivid, intimate detail. In the private walls of a luxury hotel room a politician comes apart as he must face the reality of his lustful desires and sexual transgressions. Tails of Wasps runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm from April 3 -27, 2014. The show runs 90 minutes and the cast will hold talk-backs after each performance. There is one special Monday performance on Monday April 14 and no performance on Easter Sunday, April 20. General admission tickets are $30. Senior tickets are $25, Industry/TPS tickets are $20, and Student tickets are $15. Tickets and details are available online at http://www.acttheatre.org/. The age recommendation is 16 and older for strong language, sexual content, and adult themes. Category: Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15-$30. Contact Name: New Century Theatre Company. Contact Email: info@wearenctc.org. Contact Phone: (206) 661-8223. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.wearenctc.org.

Coupeville Garden Club Plant Sale

The Coupeville. G.C. will hold its annual plant sale on April 26th, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. .The sale is at the Coupeville Rec. Hall, 901 N.W. Alexander St. Coupeville. Plants for sale will be tomatoes, geraniums, many perennials and annuals. The Weedless Café will have chili, corn bread, coffee and pastries for sale . Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Nancy Lane. Contact Email: nlloregon@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 678-6914. Saturday, April 26, 2014. Coupeville Rec. Hall 901 N.W. Alexander St. Coupeville, Wa. 98239.

Fisherman's Breakfast

Fisherman's Breakfast April 26th from 6am to 12pm. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 for adults $3 for children Donations welcome. Contact Phone: 360-321-5696. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM. American Legion Post 141 14096 State Route 525 Langley WA 98260.

Eagle Run 5K

1 mile Eagle Dash for kids @ 8am; 5K road run @ 8:15am on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Eagle Dash is run in Windjammer Park. 5K runs along beautiful Oak Harbor. Post-race food. T-shirt included if registered by Wednesday, April 16. Event precedes Holland Happening celebration in Oak Harbor. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 for adults; $12 for under 15 yrs. of age. Contact Name: Bill Rodeheffer. Contact Email: coach@rufit.ws. Contact Phone: 360-675-2831. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. SW corner of Windjammer Park off SW Beeksma Dr. Oak Harbor, WA.

52nd Annual Trash & Treasure Sale at St. Augustine’s

All are invited to browse through thousands of items. Free parking. Lunch will be available for purchase. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Rebecca Reid. Contact Email: rebelry@yahoo.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. St Augustine’s in the Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Rd, Freeland.

Community-Led Climate Solutions

Eileen Quigley, Director of Strategic Innovation for the Seattle based Climate Solutions will discuss what cities in the Northwest are doing to address climate change, in the absence of national leadership, and how Whidbey Island could pursue climate solutions already underway in Puget Sound. Category: Government. Political. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Marshall Goldberg. Contact Email: mfgold@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 3606755888. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church, Community Room, Freeland, WA .

Earth Day Trail-building Work Party

Help build a trail this Earth Day! Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Whidbey General Hospital’s Green Team at this Earth Day trail-building work party on Saturday, April 26th from 10am-1pm. You’ll help clear and build trail at the Krueger Woods protected property, off N. Broadway in Coupeville. Please RSVP! Contact Ida Gianopulos: ida@wclt.org / (360) 222-3310. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Ida Gianopulos/Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 3602223310. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Krueger Woods, off N. Broadway, Coupeville. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

Made by Hand: Sculpting with Magic

Sculpting with magic...making friends for a fairy tale...learn to make fairies, mushrooms, gnomes, wizards and maybe a hobbit too! Join Kristi O'Donnell, as she teaches some techniques for creating permanent sculptures using "Model Magic." Funded by the Friends of Freeland Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave, Freeland, WA 98249-1357. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Laughter Yoga - Discover A Fun & Easy Remedy for Seriousness

Laughter as a fun exercise - Come laugh for the joy and health of it! Standing or sitting, no poses or mats required - just a desire to laugh and enjoy the benefits of guided laughter exercises paired with yoga breathing. It's been called a "bubble bath for the soul." Laughter Yoga for events, organizations, meetings and 1:1 Laughter Coaching also available. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Suggested donation of $5-$15 to assist with costs. Contact Name: Tere Baker, Certified LY Teacher. Contact Email: merrymirthmakers@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (949) 4 MIRTH 3. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Soujourn Studios at Bayview Corner, 5603 Bayview Rd, upstairs suite 13.

Whidbey Island Charters Grand Opening

Whidbey Island Charters Grand Opening Saturday April 26th 1pm-5pm Whidbey's first boutique charter boat dedicated to custom leisure cruising . Intimate excursions for up to 6 guests. Join us at the newly expanded Port of South Whidbey Harbor at Langley for munchies and take a tour of the boat. Whidbey Island Charters will also be on hand to show support of the Port of South Whidbey's Grand Opening of the expanded marina from 12-2 Friday April 25th. Come down and start planning your cruise! Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: venuescharters@whidbey.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 228 Wharf Street Langley, Wa. Port of South Whidbey Harbor at Langley.

Community-Led Climate Solutions

Eileen Quigley, Director of Strategic Innovation for the Seattle based Climate Solutions will discuss what cities in the Northwest are doing to address climate change, in the absence of national leadership and how Whidbey Island could pursue climate solutions already underway in Puget Sound. Category: Government. Organizations. Political. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Marshall Goldberg. Contact Email: mfgold@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 3606755888. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 2 – 4 p.m. Oak Harbor Library Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

A Remedy for Seriousness - LAUGHOLOGY

Come and enjoy LAUGHOLOGY, a funny, enlightening feature documentary. "When filmmaker Albert Nerenberg realized he needed to lighten up... he goes on a quest to find the cure for seriousness. What ensures is a journey to discover the meaning and power of laughter in a world that desperately needs a good laugh." Learn of the many benefits of laughter for wellness, and discover an easy method to laugh intentionally for the health and joy of it! Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free Community Service Event. Contact Email: merrymirthmakers@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (949) 4 MIRTH 3. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Freeland Library.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

1776

Book by Peter Stone Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards Directed by Gaye Litka The founding of our nation comes to star-spangled life in this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. In 1776 you’ll see the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page – namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks will fill the Whidbey Playhouse in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to become the United States of America. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Political. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18.00; Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office Manager. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:15 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Skagit Symphony New Discoveries Concert

The Skagit Symphony's New Discoveries Concert is a great occasion to hear new works from the past, the present, and to also discover highly gifted musicians from our region and the Pacific Northwest. Sarah and Aaron Hall, sister and brother from Arlington, will join the orchestra in a performance of Brahms’ elegant Double Concerto. Mozart’s amusing Impresario Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 54 might also be a discovery to your delight! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 - $40. Youth under 16 ~ $5. Contact Name: Tami Laughlin. Contact Email: execdir@skagitsymphony.com. Contact Phone: 360-848-9336. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM. McIntyre Hall 5201 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA, 98273. For more info visit www.skagitsymphony.com.

New Century Theatre Company presents TAILS OF WASPS

Power is sexy, but sex is often power’s undoing. New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Stephanie Timm’s Tails of Wasps captures one such downfall in vivid, intimate detail. In the private walls of a luxury hotel room a politician comes apart as he must face the reality of his lustful desires and sexual transgressions. Tails of Wasps runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm from April 3 -27, 2014. The show runs 90 minutes and the cast will hold talk-backs after each performance. There is one special Monday performance on Monday April 14 and no performance on Easter Sunday, April 20. General admission tickets are $30. Senior tickets are $25, Industry/TPS tickets are $20, and Student tickets are $15. Tickets and details are available online at http://www.acttheatre.org/. The age recommendation is 16 and older for strong language, sexual content, and adult themes. Category: Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15-$30. Contact Name: New Century Theatre Company. Contact Email: info@wearenctc.org. Contact Phone: (206) 661-8223. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.wearenctc.org.

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, April 27, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Island Consort Singers

Enjoy an afternoon of madrigals, motets, chansons, and a Baroque catch or two, with the Island Consort Singers, the vocal division of Island Consort, under the vocal direction of Dr. Dianne Vars. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Youth $10 Adults $15. Contact Name: WICA Box Office. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8268. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit tickets.wicaonline.com.

1776

Book by Peter Stone Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards Directed by Gaye Litka The founding of our nation comes to star-spangled life in this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. In 1776 you’ll see the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page – namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks will fill the Whidbey Playhouse in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to become the United States of America. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Political. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18.00; Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office Manager. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:30 PM – 5:15 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Mostly Nordic Concert Series - Breaking the Language Barrier: Norwegian & Danish Songs by Foreigners

The 19th season of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series & Smörgåsbord takes a musical trip through the Nordic countries as you hear musicians who rarely perform in the United States. The concerts’ unique format begins with a 4:00 p.m. concert and is followed by a delicious dinner to match the country featured, along with a chance to mingle with the musicians and your fellow event-goers. Soprano Laura Loge, specialist in Scandinavian Art Song graduate of Stavanger Conservatory, St. Olaf College, and New England Conservatory, is joined by Seattle Opera Chorus Master Beth Kirchhoff and Seattle Symphony and Seattle Chamber Players’ Laura DeLuca. The trio presents an in-depth, fascinating exploration of the vivid network of Grieg, Delius, and Schumann paired with the evocative and haunting work Natt Sanger of American composer Abbie Betinis. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Families. Cost: Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117. Contact Name: Erin M. Schadt. Contact Email: erins@nordicmuseum.org. Contact Phone: 206-789-5707 ext. 25. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

Mostly Nordic Concert Series - Breaking the Language Barrier: Norwegian & Danish Songs by Foreigners

The 19th season of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series & Smörgåsbord takes a musical trip through the Nordic countries as you hear musicians who rarely perform in the United States. The concerts’ unique format begins with a 4:00 p.m. concert and is followed by a delicious dinner to match the country featured, along with a chance to mingle with the musicians and your fellow event-goers. Soprano Laura Loge, specialist in Scandinavian Art Song graduate of Stavanger Conservatory, St. Olaf College, and New England Conservatory, is joined by Seattle Opera Chorus Master Beth Kirchhoff and Seattle Symphony and Seattle Chamber Players’ Laura DeLuca. The trio presents an in-depth, fascinating exploration of the vivid network of Grieg, Delius, and Schumann paired with the evocative and haunting work Natt Sanger of American composer Abbie Betinis. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Concert & Smörgåsbord: $47 for Members; $55 for non-Members. Concert Only: $22 for Members; $27 for non-Members. Contact Name: Erin M. Schadt. Contact Email: erins@nordicmuseum.org. Contact Phone: 206-789-5707 ext. 25. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

Holland Happening Salmon BBQ

Salmon BBQ Fundraiser The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be serving up a Sockeye Salmon BBQ, grilled to perfection during Holland Happening Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 11:30 am - 5 pm. Join us at our convenient Highway 20 location in the park next to the Chamber of Commerce (32630 SR 20). Our fundraiser will include a complete meal of BBQ Salmon, Baked beans, Cole slaw, bread and drink or for light eaters, a BBQ Salmon sandwich, chips and drink. Who can beat a delicious Salmon dinner with all the proceeds benefiting children and adults in our community who cannot afford vision or hearing care. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jim Trask. Contact Email: jim.trask@frontier.com. Contact Phone: (360) 929-5691. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:00 PM. Park across from O.H. Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20.

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, April 27, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

New Century Theatre Company presents TAILS OF WASPS

Power is sexy, but sex is often power’s undoing. New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Stephanie Timm’s Tails of Wasps captures one such downfall in vivid, intimate detail. In the private walls of a luxury hotel room a politician comes apart as he must face the reality of his lustful desires and sexual transgressions. Tails of Wasps runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm from April 3 -27, 2014. The show runs 90 minutes and the cast will hold talk-backs after each performance. There is one special Monday performance on Monday April 14 and no performance on Easter Sunday, April 20. General admission tickets are $30. Senior tickets are $25, Industry/TPS tickets are $20, and Student tickets are $15. Tickets and details are available online at http://www.acttheatre.org/. The age recommendation is 16 and older for strong language, sexual content, and adult themes. Category: Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15-$30. Contact Name: New Century Theatre Company. Contact Email: info@wearenctc.org. Contact Phone: (206) 661-8223. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.wearenctc.org.

Come As You Are: Watercolor for Everyone

Join local artist Judi Nyerges for this fun "come as you are" watercolor three part series. Are you a beginning painter? Good! We'll go over the basics. Are you an intermediate painter? Good! We'll do some review and maybe you will pick up some new tips. Are you an advanced painter? Good! This will give you some studio time with others who like to paint. Are you an expert painter? Good! You come and I will learn from you! All library programs are free, but you will need to bring some basic supplies. Class size is limited, so you must preregister for this series of three classes. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Divorce-Free Legal Workshop by VLIC

Attorney Molly McPherson will discuss the process for getting a divorce in Washington, including property an debt division, parenting plans, child support and maintenance (alimony). Please preregister online at www.sno-isle.org or by calling the library at 678-4911. Limit of 25. Funded by: Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County in partnership with LAW Advocates and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911, ext 6120. Monday, April 28, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library Community Meeting Room 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

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, April 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, April 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, April 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Jump into Literacy

Children are active learners. In this training, you will learn fun music and movement activities to use with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that build early literacy skills. For parents, grandparents, caregivers, and early childhood educators. Earn STARS Credits for free. Each workshop is worth 2 STARS credits. Please preregister online. Funding provided by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Jump Into Literacy

Children are active learners. In this training, you will learn fun music and movement activities to use with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that build early literacy skills. For parents, grandparents, caregivers, and early childhood educators. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Positive Discipline Parenting Classes

April 29 - June 10th Every Tuesday Evening from 6pm - 8pm Parenting is a tough job. Learn new tools that are effective with kids of all ages in our “Positive Discipline” parenting classes. Open to parents, guardians or other childcare providers. Call CADA for more information and to register at 360-675-7057 or 1-800-215-5669 *Registration is required*. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Family. Volunteer. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: CADA. Contact Phone: 360-675-7057 or 1-800-215-5669. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor, WA.

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, April 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.

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, April 30, 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, April 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, April 30, 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, April 30, 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, April 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Writing for Children Workshop: Focusing on Character

Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $49. Contact Name: Tee Davis Overby. Contact Email: Tee.DavisOverby@skagit.edu. Contact Phone: 360-416-7638. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus, 2405 E. College Way.

Coupeville Garden Club meeting

The Coupeville Garden Club will meet on May 1st, 2014 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 N.W. Alexander St. Coupeville, Wa. Coffee & snacks will be available at 9;:30 a.m. with the meeting to start at 10:00 a.m. There will be no program This will be last meeting as we take a summer break until September. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: none. Contact Name: Nancy Lane. Contact Email: nlloregon@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-6914. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Coupeville Recreation Hall 901 N.W. Alexander St. Coupeville, Wa.

Ready Reader Preschool Storytime

Children ages 3 to 5 years enjoy stories, songs and getting ready to read with a parent or caregiver Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. and at 9:30 a.m. at the Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Call 675-5115 or visit www.sno-isle.org. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 675-5115; 678-4911. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Oak Harbor, WA.

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. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Moms. Cost: free. Contact Name: Langley Library. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Environmental Science Pathways

This spring, students in grades 6 - 8 are invited to join Environmental Science Pathways, our NEW weekly after-school program for younger teens interested in environmental science and clean technology. During this eight-week series, students will discover the science behind renewable energy, watersheds and our natural environment. Participants will explore the different roles of scientists and conduct hands-on experiments and projects both in the field and in our state-of-the-art wet lab. Students will develop leadership skills and have fun doing science, both outdoors and in! Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service Clubs. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $250, or $275 with transportation to Mercer Slough. Contact Name: Pacific Science Center. Contact Email: edprograms@pacsci.org. Contact Phone: (206) 443-2925. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center 1625 118th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit pacificsciencecenter.org.

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, May 1, 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, May 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

"Quest for Authentic Manhood"

“Quest for Authentic Manhood” series is all about setting men up to live lives of truth, passion and purpose. Are you ready to be refreshed and inspired by clear practical, Biblical insights on God’s design for manhood? If so, join us beginning Thursday, January 30th. We will be meeting at Family Bible Church in room B3 located at 2760 N Heller RD, Oak Harbor. Men of all ages welcome. This is a 24 week study, each lesson stands alone. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call Tony at 360-929-4640. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Audience: Dads. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Tony Ransford. Contact Phone: 360-929-4640. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Family Bible Church - 2760 N. Heller Rd, Oak Harbor-Room B3.

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, May 2, 2014. King County Library System.

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

Join us to honor the best of the best in teen art from our local Whidbey Island high schools. Reception on Friday, May 2 from 5-8 pm. Show is open to the public on Friday & Saturday, May 2, 3 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Funded by American Assoc. of University Women/Whidbey Island and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – Saturday, May 3, 2014, 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander.

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, May 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Bellingham, WA. For more info visit downtownbham.wordpress.com.

14th Annual Children’s Art Walk

We welcome all to stroll through downtown Bellingham and delight in the works of the younger art community! On Friday May 2nd from 6 – 9 pm Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 14th annual Children’s Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County. On this night there will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31st in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month and ArtsEd WA, a new program exploring issues in arts and education. This year, we are also proud to support CounterpARTS in Education: The Andrea Allen Memorial Lecture Series. May 13th at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Please visit www.alliedarts.org for more information. To learn more about this event please contact Julia at caw@alliedarts.org or juliam@alliedarts.org or visit www.alliedarts.o… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kelly Hart – Executive Director. Contact Email: kelly@alliedarts.org. Contact Phone: 360-676-8548 ex 7. Friday, May 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1418 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98227. For more info visit www.alliedarts.org.

Friends and Family Massage Workshop

Learn the fun and rewarding skills of giving and receiving massage for stress relief and wellness. See website for more details. Instructors: Anastasia Berncick, Barbara Johns, Dinah Stinson. Register online at www.wicec.com or call 221-5020. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $60.00 per couple. Registration for 3 workshops. Contact Name: Rich Parker. Contact Email: registrar@wicec.us. Contact Phone: 360-221-5020. Friday, May 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Historic Bayview School 5611 Bayview Road Langley, WA.

"Spring Potpourri" Whidbey Community Chorus Concerts

Join the Whidbey Community Chorus in celebrating the end of cold weather in “Spring Potpourri.” The May 2 and May 4 concerts, under the direction of Chet Hansen, will include an Americana set, including the medley “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and the folksong "I am a Poor, Wayfaring Stranger.”  The chorus’s featured work will be Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem.”  Also appearing on Friday night will be Oak Harbor High School’s award-winning “Harbor Singers.” Performances are Friday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Admission is free, but donations are very gratefully accepted. For more information call Kay at (360)-678-4148. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, but donations gratefully accepted. Contact Name: Kay Foss. Contact Email: klfoss345@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-4148. Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St. Oak Harbor, WA.

Finding the Blue Sky Mind - Day retreat

The key to happiness is closer than you think. During this day retreat we will learn how we can experience mental clarity and inner peace by meditating on our mind itself. We will be led on a voyage of exploration of our mind through which we can discover our own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness. Everyone is welcome to attend. Guest teacher is Kelsang Jindak, an experienced Buddhist nun from Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Holiday. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Cost is $35 ($15 for supporters). Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Saturday, May 3, 2014. Baby Island Community Hall 3616 Saratoga Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Indian Point Birding Tour

Attend a serious birding tour through the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s stunning Indian Point beach property. The tour will be led by Anne Casey, bird enthusiast and Whidbey Audubon President. We’ll walk about two miles on moderate terrain. Please sign-up at: http://www.wclt.org/event/spring-birding-tour-indian-point/. Once registered, driving directions will be emailed. Please contact Janelle with questions: janelle@wclt.org. Thank you! Category: Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. 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, May 3, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Indian Point, Clinton. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

Have a Heart Run

Have a Heart 5K & 10K Run & 2K Walk. May 3, 2014. Registration opens t 8:15am, race begins at 9:30am at Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon. Individual and team event. Half pint ½ mile kids’ run too. Fundraiser for Community Action of Skagit County. www.haveaheartrun.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Susan Lange. Contact Email: susanl@communityactionskagit.org. Contact Phone: 360-588-5737. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Edgewater Park Mount Vernon, WA.

40th NW Decoy Collectors Show

The 40th NW Decoy Collectors Show will be held on Saturday May 3rd, 2013 (9am – 2pm) at the Bellevue Coast Hotel (625 116th Ave NE) in Bellevue, WA. We anticipate another sold out show with over fifty tables and approximately 1,500 decoys and hunting related items for sale and on-display. As with years past, it is anticipated that many fine examples of local Washington, Oregon, Canadian and other western carvers past and present, duck calls, shell boxes, prints, etc. will fill the tables. For additional information on the show, please call Brett R. Stark at 206.963.8800 or e-mail NWDecoy@gmail.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brett Stark. Contact Email: NWDecoy@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206 963-8800. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Bellevue Coast Hotel 625 116th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

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, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Bridge of Aloha Festival

The “Bridge of Aloha” festival is focused on honoring the Hawaiian culture from afar and is all about connecting the bridge with other cultural groups in the Pacific Northwest. To share traditions, educate, and build friendship between communities. Northwest Hawai’i ‘Ohana is a 501 c(4) non-profit organization who is about sharing the Aloha Spirit in the Northern Region of Washington State, in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Our mission is to preserve, honor and perpetuate the unique blend of cultures found throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Each year we offer a post-secondary educational scholarship for the children of people from Hawai'i, in addition to two Cultural Scholarships to the membership. Our goals are to share the many cultures of Hawai'i with our community through educational programs in local schools and civic events such as the “Bridge of Aloha Festival.”. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: General: $7 Seniors: $5 Under 8: FREE. Contact Name: Northwest Hawaii Ohana. Contact Email: nwhawaiiohana@gmail.com. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 5715 Barrett Rd Ferndale, WA 98248.

Finding the Blue Sky Mind: A Day Retreat on Whidbey Island

The key to happiness is closer than you think. During this day retreat we will learn how we can experience mental clarity and inner peace by meditating on our mind itself. We will be led on a voyage of exploration of our mind through which we can discover our own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness. Everyone is welcome to attend. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Cost is $35 ($15 for supporters), and includes a delicious vegetarian lunch. Contact Name: Noreen Flack. Contact Email: info@MeditateInSeattle.org. Contact Phone: 2065269565. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Baby Island Community Hall 3616 Saratoga Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail

Hank Cramer will share traditional folk songs of the diverse cultures of the pioneers and explore how migration via the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs, and the culture of the Pacific Northwest. A Whidbey Reads 2014 event funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library and Humanities Washington. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM. Coupeville Farmers Market on the Community Green behind the Coupeville Library.

One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail

Hank Cramer will share traditional folk songs of the diverse cultures of the pioneers and explore how migration via the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs, and the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM. Coupeville Farmers Market on the Community Green behind the Coupeville Library.

One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail

Hank Cramer, a popular presenter through Humanities Washington, is a folksinger, historian and storyteller. Hank will share traditional folksongs of the diverse cultures of the pioneers and explore how migration via the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs, and the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Funded by the Friends of the Coupeville Library and Humanities Washington. This program is a Whidbey Reads 2014 program, proudly presented by your local Sno-Isle Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Coupeville Library at 788 NW Alexander.

MayFaire

Enjoy a day of family fun celebrating spring with music, food, games and crafts. Here on our campus on the lovely Chinook lands. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No Cost. Contact Name: Sheila Weidendorf. Contact Email: enrollment@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603415686. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Whidbey Island Waldorf School 6335 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236.

Laughter Yoga - Discover A Fun & Easy Remedy for Seriousness

Laughter as a fun exercise - Come laugh for the joy and health of it! Standing or sitting, no poses or mats required - just a desire to laugh and enjoy the benefits of guided laughter exercises paired with yoga breathing. It's been called a "bubble bath for the soul." Laughter Yoga for events, organizations, meetings and 1:1 Laughter Coaching also available. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Suggested donation of $5-$15 to assist with costs. Contact Name: Tere Baker, Certified LY Teacher. Contact Email: merrymirthmakers@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (949) 4 MIRTH 3. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Soujourn Studios at Bayview Corner, 5603 Bayview Rd, upstairs suite 13.

Pruning Workshop and Luncheon with Masa Mizuno

NWLA is honored to welcome back revered Japanese Master Gardener Masa Mizuno for a pruning workshop at a private residence in the Headlands, on Whidbey Island. The event includes a demonstration and Q&A, followed by a tour of the gardens and authentic Japanese lunch. This is a great opportunity to view an outstanding private garden and residence, and to meet and speak with one of the living masters of Japanese gardening in the company of other avid gardeners. Learn to recognize the inherent shape within the structure of a tree or shrub, to understand the balance of positive and negative space, and to encourage health and form through pruning. Masa Mizuno came to the United States from Osaka in 2000, and has been the landscape director of the Portland Japanese Garden for over a decade. As the president of his own 30-year-old design firm, he has installed public and private Japanese gardens around the world, including several on Whidbey Island. The Japanese have been creating gardens since the first… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75. Contact Email: info@nwlanguageacademy.com. Contact Phone: 3603212101. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 6:00 PM. 5023 Langley Rd.

One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail

Hank Cramer, a popular presenter through Humanities Washington, is a folksinger, historian and storyteller. Hank will share traditional folksongs of the diverse cultures of the pioneers and explore how migration via the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs, and the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Funded by the Friends of the Clinton and Langley Libraries and Humanities Washington. This is a Whidbey Reads 2014 program, proudly presented by your local Sno-Isle Libraries. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Email: dcolfer@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Clinton Community Hall at 6411 Central Avenue.

Kitsch'N Bitch: Meet the Producers

Join Kitsch 'n Bitch host Sue Frause for the final show of the season, Meet the Producers! They include Chef Vincent Nattress of Cultivar Catering; Vicky Brown of The Little Brown Farm, a micro-creamery producing cheese; Maryon Atwood and Robbie Lobell of Cook on Clay, who create handmade flameware pottery; and guest bartenders Gary and Beth Smith of Mukilteo Roasters, who will be concocting a special coffee cocktail for the evening. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15. Contact Name: WICA Box Office. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.com. Contact Phone: 360.221.8268. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit tickets.wicaonline.com.

BSA Troop 57 5K Walk/Run for Good Health

Troop 57 is hosting a Virtual 5K for Family Fitness for all our friends and family around the community. All registered participants will receive a SWAG bag and a Finisher Medal. ALL WALKERS and runners are welcome! No need for speed! Invite your dad, mom, brothers and sisters, gather up your kids and their classmates, your cousins, co-workers, running groups, high school friends, teachers and neighbors... Connect with someone and make a commitment to participate together. Or do it on your own. Just get out there and do it! For more information please go to our website: BSATroop57.com or email us at troop57@whidbey.com. Category: Family. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 pre registration/$30 day of/$100 family max. Contact Name: Sheri Gray. Contact Email: troop57@whibey.com. Contact Phone: 425-327-8020. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Community Park, Langley. For more info visit www.bsatroop57.com.

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, May 4, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

American Legion Riders Blessing of the Bikes

Blessing of the bikes, country style BBQ & pot luck, DJ entertainment, competition games, Raffle, Family oriented atmosphere, All are welcome. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15.00. Contact Name: Kevin McDonald. Contact Email: macdd69@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-320-0162. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. American Legion Post 141 Hwy 525 Bayview, WA.

"Spring Potpourri" Concerts

Join the Whidbey Community Chorus in celebrating the end of cold weather in “Spring Potpourri.” The May 2 and May 4 concerts, under the direction of Chet Hansen, will include an Americana set, with the medley “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and the folksong "I am a Poor, Wayfaring Stranger.”  The chorus’s featured work will be Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem.”  Also appearing on Friday night will be Oak Harbor High School’s award-winning “Harbor Singers.” Performances are Friday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Admission is free, but donations are very gratefully accepted. For more information call Kay at (360)-678-4148. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, but donations gratefully accepted. Contact Name: Kay Foss. Contact Email: klfoss345@omcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-4148. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St. Oak Harbor, WA.

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, May 4, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Come As You Are: Watercolor for Everyone

Join local artist Judi Nyerges for this fun "come as you are" watercolor three part series. Are you a beginning painter? Good! We'll go over the basics. Are you an intermediate painter? Good! We'll do some review and maybe you will pick up some new tips. Are you an advanced painter? Good! This will give you some studio time with others who like to paint. Are you an expert painter? Good! You come and I will learn from you! All library programs are free, but you will need to bring some basic supplies. Class size is limited, so you must preregister for this series of three classes. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

History of Front Street, Coupeville

Join us for an illustrated presentation on the history of the buildings on Front Street. Many of the buildings date to the nineteenth century and are among the oldest settler buildings in Washington. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, May 5, 2014, 1:30 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander.

"What is Abstract?" with Jane Davies

Join visiting faculty member and well-known Mixed Media artist, Jane Davies, as she offers an evening lecture and presentation entitled, “What is Abstract?” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and listen to this engaging artist on Monday, May 5th at 5pm at the Pacific NorthWest Art School. We are located at 15 NW Birch Street in Coupeville. Bring a friend and share the evening. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Lisa Bernhardt. Contact Email: lisa@pacificnorthwestartschool.org. Contact Phone: 360 678 3396. Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Pacific NorthWest Art School 15 N W Birch Street Coupeville WA 98239.

Landlord Tenant Law

Learn about your rights and responsibilities. Attorneys Paul Neumiller and Margaret Delp will address questions about rental agreements, deposits, the process for getting repairs, eviction notices, types of leases, tenant screening laws and more. The workshop will address both landlord and tenant perspectives. Funded by the Volunteer Lawyers of Island County in partnership with LAW Advocates and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:30 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander.

Landlord Tenant Law

Learn about your rights and responsibilities. Attorneys Paul Neumiller and Margaret Delp will address questions about rental agreements, deposits, the process for getting repairs, eviction notices, types of leases, tenant screening laws and more. The workshop will address both landlord and tenant perspectives. Class size is limited. Please register online or call the library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:30 PM. Coupeville Library Community Meeting Room, 788 NW Alexander.

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, May 5, 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! $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, May 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

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, May 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Alzheimer's Association Support Group

Category: Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hestia Laitala. Contact Phone: 360.321.1600. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA, 98260.

Farm Planning for Livestock Owners, Part I

Two-part farm planning workshop. Learn how to manage mud, pastures, manure and more. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Cassatt. Contact Email: sarah@whidbeycd.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4708. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville, WA.

America's Boating Course-12hr

The Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron is offering America's Boating Course, satisfactory completion of the 12 hour class will qualify you for a Washington State Boater Education card and covers rules of the road, boating safety, required equipment, navigation aids, lights & sounds signals, knot tying, radio operation and chart reading. Class cost is $50 additional family members may attend using the same book for $25. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: David Flomerfelt or Jeff Campbell. Contact Email: flomerdr@fa.net. Contact Phone: 360-240-0989 or 360682-6104. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor, WA by Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron.

First Tuesday Family Storytime

Join us for our new monthly evening storytime. Grab your PJs and slippers and join us for some funny stories and action songs that will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Stories with an activity or craft to follow. For all ages. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

First Tuesday Family Storytime

Grab your PJs and slippers and 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: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249-1357.

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, May 6, 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.

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. Wednesday, May 7, 2014. King County Library System.

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, May 7, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Wednesday Night With The Stars: "Lone Ranger"

"The Lone Ranger" is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Rated PG-13. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, May 7, 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, May 7, 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, May 7, 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: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, May 7, 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, May 7, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Ready Reader Preschool Storytime

Children ages 3 to 5 years enjoy stories, songs and getting ready to read with a parent or caregiver Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. and at 9:30 a.m. at the Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Call 675-5115 or visit www.sno-isle.org. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 675-5115; 678-4911. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Oak Harbor, WA.

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, May 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Nordic Hall 63 Jacobs Rd Coupeville, WA 98260.

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. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Moms. Cost: free. Contact Name: Langley Library. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

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, May 8, 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, May 8, 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, May 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

"Quest for Authentic Manhood"

“Quest for Authentic Manhood” series is all about setting men up to live lives of truth, passion and purpose. Are you ready to be refreshed and inspired by clear practical, Biblical insights on God’s design for manhood? If so, join us beginning Thursday, January 30th. We will be meeting at Family Bible Church in room B3 located at 2760 N Heller RD, Oak Harbor. Men of all ages welcome. This is a 24 week study, each lesson stands alone. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call Tony at 360-929-4640. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Audience: Dads. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Tony Ransford. Contact Phone: 360-929-4640. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Family Bible Church - 2760 N. Heller Rd, Oak Harbor-Room B3.

National Women's History Series

Northwest Storyteller/Actress Debbie Dimitre will bring to life through dramatic portrayals five courageous women from America's past - Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Beecher-Stowe and Harriet Tubman, Alice Paul and Rachel Carson. Following the performances will be a Q&A and informal discussion about various topics concerning women. The series continues on the 1st Thursday of the following months, April 3, May 1 and June 5. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25.00 per session or $75.00 for entire series. Contact Name: Rich Parker. Contact Email: registrar@wicec.us. Contact Phone: 360-221-5020. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Historic Bayview School 5611 Bayview Road Langley, WA.

Pepper Spray for Defense - Free Workshop

Pepper Spray: What It Really Is, and How To Use It In this informative seminar and demonstration (no pepper spray will be discharged), learn how lethal force is a last resort to protect innocent life; having a non-lethal alternative can give you more options to escape a dangerous situation. Pepper spray safety rules. What is pepper spray, and how is it rated? How to effectively discharge pepper spray. How do most people react to being sprayed? What do you need to do after discharging pepper spray? Legal considerations surrounding the use of pepper spray. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Chad Hiatt. Contact Email: chad@hiattonline.com. Contact Phone: 206-396-3190. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Brooklake Community Church 629 South 356th St, Federal Way, WA. For more info visit armeddefense.org.

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, May 9, 2014. King County Library System.

Free...Lions Health Screening May 9-10-11

The North Whidbey Lions and the Oak Harbor Lion’s are sponsoring the Lion’s Health Screening Unit at the Ace Hardware Store, 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. http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/northwhidbey/ or http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/oakharborwa/. Category: Charitable. 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). Friday, May 9, 2014 – Sunday, May 11, 2014. Ace Hardware Parking Lot 150 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

The Books We Love: Rants and Raves

It's funny how one book can enthrall one reader, while totally turning off the next. For every book we love we can think of one that didn't speak to us at all. What are your rants and raves? Come join this friendly discussion and learn about great reads, and share some of your own! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, May 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group

Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of "The Other Wes Moore" by Wes Moore. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, May 9, 2014, 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library Community Meeting Room, 788 NW Alexander.

Penn Cove Water Festival

A festival featuring Northwest tribal canoe races, native crafts, storytelling, native music and dance performances, educational displays, children's activities and salmon tacos! Displays may be viewed at the Coupeville Library on Sat. and the Native Spirit Art Show, Coupeville Recreation Hall on Sat. & Sun. Category: Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Music. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Vicky Reyes. Contact Email: penncovewaterfestival@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-682-5250. Saturday, May 10, 2014. Historic Coupeville on Whidbey Island.

Mother's Day Weekend

Each year in honor of our mothers, we offer a beautiful plant that represents all that we love about our mothers. 2014's selection is Rhododendron 'Wine and Roses,' an extraordinarily beautiful foliage and floral plant that is unavailable elsewhere in the US. Check out this unique plant in our Garden Nursery, as well as a wide variety of companion plants, including native species and plants grown from seeds collected in Asia, Enjoy Music and Food in the Garden on Mother’s Day Weekend as you relax on the beautiful Rutherford Conservatory Terrace and stroll the Garden with your Mom. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Holiday. Music. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 8.00 General Admission; Seniors $5.00; Free for childdren under 12, active and retired military personnel, RSBG members, and Weyerhaeuser employees. Contact Name: Garden Shop. Contact Email: info@rhodygarden.org. Contact Phone: 253 838 4646 x 140. Saturday, May 10, 2014 – Sunday, May 11, 2014. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 2525 S 336th St Federal Way, WA 98001.

Camano Island Birding Tour

Join us on May 10th from 8:30am-10:30am for a spring birding tour at Iverson Spit (Camano Island), led by bird enthusiast, Pam Pritzl! We’ll walk about two miles on moderate terrain. Please wear appropriate walking shoes and bring your own water, we’ll provide the snacks. Sign-up at www.wclt.org/event/camano-island-birding-tour. Once registered you will receive an email with directions to the meeting location. Please contact Janelle with questions: janelle@wclt.org. Thank you! Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Family. 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, May 10, 2014, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Iverson Spit, Camano Island. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

Under pressure? Learn to relieve stress and trauma naturally.

Trauma Release Exercises remind our bodies how to relieve stress and trauma in the way humans always have. Unfortunately, we’ve learned to suppress this natural response, which leads to the stress that now underlies up to 95 percent of all doctor visits. This full-day workshop is open to everyone and can help if: • you’re looking for ways to stay healthy in spite of stressors that you can’t eliminate. • you’ve experienced trauma and want to heal without having to relive your traumatic experience. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $125 (10% discount for emergency responders and multiple registrations ). Contact Name: Leckey Harrison. Contact Email: Leckey@whidbeycarenet.org. Contact Phone: 3606722710. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Bayview School 5611 Bayview Rd. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit whidbeycarenet.org.

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, May 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Skagit Regional Airport 15400 Airport Dr Burlington, WA 98233.

Whidbey's Favorite Birds

Learn more about the beautiful birds of Whidbey Island, in this lively illustrated presentation, as writer and naturalist Frances Wood focuses on her favorites. Frances Wood is the author of "Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West." She is an award-winning newspaper columnist and scriptwriter for "BirdNote" heard daily on public radio. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Roofest - A Greyhound Spring Fling

Fundraiser for non-profit Greyhound rescue. There will be silent and live auctions, vendors, available Greyhonds for adoption, food ,fun and games. This is a Greyhound event. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Julie Van Sickle. Contact Email: julies_kids@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 253-927-5043. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Frontier Park 21718 Meridian Ave E Graham, WA. For more info visit www.gnwgreyhounds.org.

Laughter Yoga - Discover A Fun & Easy Remedy for Seriousness

Laughter as a fun exercise - Come laugh for the joy and health of it! Standing or sitting, no poses or mats required - just a desire to laugh and enjoy the benefits of guided laughter exercises paired with yoga breathing. It's been called a "bubble bath for the soul." Laughter Yoga for events, organizations, meetings and 1:1 Laughter Coaching also available. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Suggested donation of $5-$15 to assist with costs. Contact Name: Tere Baker, Certified LY Teacher. Contact Email: merrymirthmakers@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (949) 4 MIRTH 3. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Soujourn Studios at Bayview Corner, 5603 Bayview Rd, upstairs suite 13.

Pueblo Winds - The Enduring Legacy of Southwest Desert Rim Flutes

International world flute artist and cultural storyteller Gary Stroutsos brings his new music alive through southwest desert rim flutes. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library and held in conjunction with the Penn Cove Water Festival. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:00 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander.