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Coupeville Garden Club meeting

The Coupeville Garden Club will meet on Thurs. march 5th, at 9:30 a.m. Coffee & snacks will be served. The business meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Category: Organizations. Cost: none. Contact Name: Nancy Lane. Contact Email: nhlane1956@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-6914. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Rec. Hall 901 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, Wa.

Greenbank Garden Club March Meeting

Brief business meeting. March Program: Propagation Basics by guest speaker, George Lasch, the Supervisor of the Northwest Perennial Alliance Border at the Bellevue. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Penny O'Leary. Contact Email: greenbankgardenclub@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-222-0361. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse, Bakken and Firehouse roads, Greenbank.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax Aid

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Keith Glass. Contact Email: keithglass@comcast.net. Contact Phone: (360) 675-8956. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. South Whidbey Senior Center 14594 SR 525 Langley, WA 98260.

Alzheimer Family Support Meeting

Family support meeting for those coping with all forms of memory loss. Support, Education, Resources. Light refreshments available. Category: Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: N/A. Contact Name: Karen Cowgill. Contact Email: Marketing@homeplaceoakharbor.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-2555. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. 2nd Floor Summer Hill Assisted Living 165 SW 6th Avenue, Oak Harbor.

Blues Jam

C'mon down and play some blues with your friends and neighbors. All levels and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music in Oak Harbor 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Blues Jam

C'mon down and play some blues with your friends and neighbors. All levels and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Learn to Draw Stress-Free

Amaze yourself as you discover abilities within that you never knew you had, as artist Stephanie Schuemann guides you to see things in a new way. Develop basic skills involving line, value, composition and more. Space is limited, please prergister. Please plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

DAV Chapter 47 Monthly Meeting

We will be holding our monthly meeting This Thursday evening at 7pm. We are now located at the VFW on Old Goldie Rd. The VFW sponsors a dinner on Thursday evening, so come on out and support both organizations. The Bar is for VFW members and their guests only. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Michelle McClain. Contact Email: adjutant_chapt47@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360 682-2945. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 3037 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor WA 98277.

FOSWSP monthly board meeting

Jon Crimmins , Central Whidbey State Parks Manager will report on State Park activities that impact south end state parks. FOSWSP is a non profit group that supports, cares for and promotes South Whidbey State Park. For more details visit our website www.foswsp.org or email us at foswsp@gmail.com. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: none. Contact Name: Kathy Stetz. Contact Email: katstetz@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206 619-3999. Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. St. Augustine's in-the-woods Fireside room.

Friends of South Whidbey State Park Monthly meeting

The public is invited to attend the monthly meetings of the board of the Friends of South Whidbey State Park (FOSWSP). Jon Crimmins, Central Whidbey State Parks Area Manager, will report on State Park activities that impact our south end State Parks. FOSWSP is a non-profit group that supports, cares for, and promotes South Whidbey State Park. To receive more information or membership information, email foswsp@gmail.com. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: none. Contact Name: FOSWSP. Contact Email: foswsp@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206 619-3999. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. St. Augustine’s in-the-woods, Fireside room 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA 98249.

Uke Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Jazz Jam

Bring your instrument and skills to our Jazz Jam. We will play standards, originals brought by community members, and even have some improv sessions. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Relay for Life Pancake Breakfast

Fifty percent of proceeds go to Whidbey Island Bank a Division of Heritage Bank's Relay for Life team. Tickets are $10 at the door. One ticket gets you pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. Relay for Life of Whidbey Island starts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at North Whidbey Middle School. At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Food & Drink. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Melissa McCumber. Contact Phone: 360-675-5968. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Zorba's Restaurant 32955 SR 20 Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit main.acsevents.org.

Citizens' Climate Lobby, Whidbey Chapter

Monthly discussion of climate solutions. Meeting begins with national conference call. Citizens' Climate Lobby advocates for a revenue-neutral carbon tax. All welcome. Category: Political. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Bob Hallahan. Contact Email: rjhallahan@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 3606796778. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. Ciao Restaurant, 701 N Main Street Coupeville, Washington 98239. For more info visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

Mussels in the Kettles

Non competitive mountain bike ride in the Kettles and Ft Ebey trail system. Course set up for all skill levels from easy (8 miles), moderate (10 miles) to expert (12+ miles). Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 early registration $30 after Feb 28th 2015. Contact Name: Matt Plush. Contact Email: administrator@whidbeybicycleclub.org. Contact Phone: (360)914-0692. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM. 6 S Main St Coupeville WA 98239.

Amy Walker: Inside Out ~ one-woman variety show with special guests!

Amy Walker is returning to Whidbey for her new one-woman show, on international tour in 2015! Come Celebrate the Unity in our Diversity through Amy’s comedic characters, songs, improvisation with the audience, and more. Laugh, Cry, and Sing Along at this Uplifting Event! With over 40,000,000 views online and 100,200+ YouTube subscribers, Amy Walker brings her diverse range of multi-faceted creativity to the stage in this one-woman variety show. www.AmyWalkerOnline.com for details. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Tickets at the Door: Adults $20, Youth $10. Contact Name: Alex Brown. Contact Email: Info@AmyWalkerOnline.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM. The Clyde Theater, 217 First Street, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.amywalkeronline.com.

Saturday Matinee@the Library

Based on the novel by Veronica Roth, "Divergent" stars Shailene Wooley and Theo James. In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris is classified as Divergent. Join us for film and discussion. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

March Art Walk

Get in on the Ground Floor! Brackenwood Gallery’s March gallery exhibit “Rising Stars of Whidbey” is a showcase of promising new and emerging local talent. Whidbey has long been home to creators and artists of all stripes, and this month we’re pleased to present an eclectic mix of young artists at the beginning of their careers. Included in the show are a few artists making their gallery debut. Join us for the reception Saturday March 7th from 5-7 PM during Langley’s First Saturday Artwalk! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Rene Neff. Contact Email: brackenwoodgallery@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-2978. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 302 First Street, Langley.

Whidbey Art Gallery Art Walk

Whidbey Art Gallery presents Gina Williams, Photography Judi Nyerges, Pen, Ink & Watercolor Marcia Muchnick, Pottery This exhibit will run through the end of March Please join us for our Artists Reception on March 7th from 5pm – 7 pm. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: No Charge. Contact Name: Tom Hanify. Contact Email: hanify@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-7675. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 220 Second Street Langley WA 98260.

Dad & Daughter Dance

It’s that time of year again for dads to take their daughters out for an evening of fun and dancing at the 13th annual Daddy-Daughter Ball. This is their opportunity to show those special girls how a gentleman treats a lady. The annual Ball has become a favorite local tradition, with 250-300 men and girls coming out each year for a special night out together. All ages are welcome, though the dance is most frequented by girls ages 2 to 16. We don’t limit it to traditional “dads”; other role models are welcome, and we’ve seen a lot of grandfathers, brothers, uncles and neighbors towed along for the fun over the years. Not much of a dancer? No matter, John Travolta’s dancing skills are not required when the D.J. plays “YMCA”. Really, it’s simply an evening to put on your best duds, get goofy on the dance floor, and visit with other dads and daughters. We are in need of a few more volunteers to make this the best possible event for these girls. We need decorators the night before (Cozy’s is donating pizza for… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Food & Drink. Music. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $27 per couple; $9 for each additional daughter. Contact Name: Carrie. Contact Email: programs@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6788. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. South Whidbey High School. For more info visit www.swparks.org.

Acoustic Jam

Bring your acoustic instruments and join us in joyful song and music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Whidbey Reads Film Festival

Inspired by a true story, "When the Game Stands Tall" tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach, Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle HS Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Jim Caviezel stars as Coach Ladouceur. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you (or someone you know) has experienced a loss, please consider joining us or share this information with them. This group will meet at the Island Church the 2nd & 4th Sunday evenings from 4-5:30pm beginning November 9th through to May 31st. (This is an open group which means people can join at any week). Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Audience: Teens. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kathleen Stewardson. Contact Email: emergentcounseling@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 499-6711. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. The Island Church 503 Cascade Ave Langley, WA 98260.

Integrity - Whidbey Island

Over the years, Integrity's mission has expanded beyond the Episcopal Church. It has also become a respected voice for equal civil rights. Often working in coalitions with both secular and other faith-based groups, Integrity has been instrumental in advancing the claim LGBTQ persons are making for equal protection and opportunity in our society. Our local Integrity Chapter meets on the second Sunday of each month at 5:30pm at St.Augustine's Church in Freeland for a potluck supper and meeting. Everyone in the community is welcome. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: Ron St. George. Contact Email: whidbey_ron@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-222-4086. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-678-3000. Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Genealogical Soceity of South Whidbey Island

Educational Information on Genealogical Research. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. Seniors. Families. Cost: Annual Membership $15, Initial visit Free. Contact Name: Cheryl Carlson. Contact Email: saratoga347@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-730-1161. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Community Building, Freeland, WA.

Hard Times: Hank Cramer Sings of the Great Depression

The 1930s was an era of hard times across America. People wrote and sang about what they experienced, and left us a rich legacy of folk songs dealing with poverty and dislocation, often tinged with hope and humor. Folksinger, historian and traveling musician Hank Cramer will share stories and songs of the Great Depression. Funded by Friends of the Whidbey Island Libraries. Category: Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ebey's 101

This six-week course explores Ebey’s Landing by using primary documents, so we can hear first-hand the voices of our ancestors. Focus will be on European explorers, American settlers, establishing the territory and state, the commercialism of Coupeville, and the connection of Whidbey Island to the U.S. Presented by Lynn Hyde, Historic Whidbey. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Whidbey Reads Program - Hard Times: Hank Cramer Sings of the Great Depression

The 1930's were an era of hard times across America. People wrote and sang about what they experienced, and left us a rich legacy of folk songs dealing with poverty and dislocation, often tinged with hope and humor. Folksinger, historian and traveling musician, Hank Cramer will perform in three Whidbey Island locations: Coupeville Library, Clinton Community Hall and Oak Harbor Library. Funded by Friends of the Island Libraries. Everyone is welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

What IS Integrative Medicine?

Please join us for our March Wellness Exploration: What is Integrative Medicine? What are our options for healthcare in 2015 and beyond? Annastasia Kovscek, MD, an Integrative Family Medicine Physician and founder of Water’s Edge Wellness Center in Langley will provide an interactive experience and discussion about our choices for receiving a holistic experience in healthcare. Healing Circles Langley is a supportive gathering place for exploring intentional healing across the health spectrum from those facing cancer, chronic illness, and loss to those wishing to age gracefully and live healthy, happy lives. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No fee; donations gratefully accepted. Contact Name: Kelly Lindsay. Contact Email: kellylindsay@healingcircleslangley.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4101. Monday, March 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Healing Circles Langley 534 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.healingcircleslangley.org.

Become a Volunteer Beach Naturalist

If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools. Volunteers receive Beach Naturalist training on topics including intertidal invertebrates, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more!Classes will take place weekly in March and April. For more information about trainings check our website. Classes are free. The only payment required is volunteering during the spring and summer months. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: Deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-678-3000. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Living Well with Chronic Pain

This workshop offers practical skills for living a less stressful life while managing one or more chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain, fibromialgia, etc, Classes meet one day a week for six weeks (Tuesdays, March 3-April 7), from 1:00-3:30 pm. Peer facilitators will lead participants through Stanford Universitiy's program for dealing with frustration, fatique, and isolation, medication and pain management, food choices for better health, decision making and problem solving, and communication with family, friends, and medical personnel. Space is limited for those 18 years of age and older. Pre-registration is required. Please call 360-321-1600, ext. 23. This free program is sponsored by Senior Services of Island County and the Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Nancy Bolin-Romanski. Contact Email: bolinnancy@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA.

Beach Naturalist Training Program

If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools. Volunteers receive Beach Naturalist training on topics including intertidal invertebrates, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more! Classes will take place weekly in March and April. Classes are free. The only payment required is volunteering during the spring and summer months. For more information about trainings check our website or contact Carly: deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov 360.675.3767x31. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

Volunteer Beach Naturalist

The Beach Naturalist program is designed to promote interpretation and conservation at tide pools and beaches in our area. If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. The trainings are on Tuesdays in March, starting the 10th. With a field trip on April 18th. After training is complete volunteers will act as interpreters at Rosario beach. Interacting with school groups and park visitors. Please check out our website and contact Carly if you would like to sign up. 360-675-3767x31 DeceptionPass.Interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: Deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

Developing and Sustaining Healthy Relationships

Relationships are central to all of our lives, and they can be complex. This class will discuss ways of finding support and fulfillment in life through the joy of relating to others in a mature way. Facilitators are Dr. Duncan Ferguson and the Rev. Dr. Mary Boyd. The textbook will be "Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships" by John Welwood, which can be purchased at the church office. Same class will also be held Wed. mornings from 9:30 -11am. For more information, class syllabus, and online signup visit the church website. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: no cost for class, purchase book. Contact Name: eve carty. Contact Email: eveatlumc@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-4233. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Langley United Methodist Church 301 Anthes Ave. Langley, Wa. For more info visit langleyumc.org.

Mutiny Bay Brass Band community rehearsal

Do you feel like funkin' it up? Bring your brass and other mobile, acoustic instruments for what will likely be a rollicking good time. Over time, we hope this produces a performance ready stage band and parade band to add to the lively culture of Whidbey Island. Bring tunes you want to play, and music will be provided. All levels are welcome, but we ask that you are able to read sheet music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Developing and Sustaining Healthy Relationships

Relationships are central to all of our lives, and they can be complex. This class will discuss ways of finding support and fulfillment in life through the joy of relating to others in a mature way. Facilitators are Dr. Duncan Ferguson and the Rev. Dr. Mary Boyd. The textbook will be Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood, which can be purchased at the church office. For more information, Class Syllabus, and to signup online please visit the church website or call the office. The same class will also be held Tue. evenings from 7-8:30pm. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: no cost for class, purchase book. Contact Name: eve carty. Contact Email: eveatlumc@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-4233. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley United Methodist Church 301 Anthes Ave. Langley, wa. For more info visit langleyumc.org.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Reads Film Festival

Hoosiers tells the true story of a group of underdogs who become champions. Set in the 1950s, Hoosiers is about a hard-luck, unemployed college basketball coach, Gene Hackman, who gets a chance to coach a small-town Indiana high-school team. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Lenten Wednesday Soup Supper and Prayer

All are welcome to a simple supper of soup and bread at 6PM on Wednesday, March 11th, at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 804 Third Street, Langley. The meal will be followed at 7PM by the program Praying with Icons led by Rev. Mary Green, Episcopal priest, iconographer and author. Rev. Green will share the icons she has written and guide all in prayer using a visual adaptation of lectio divina or holy reading. If possible, please bring soup or bread to share. The Wednesday soup suppers will continue during Lent, each followed by a different prayer experience. For additional information, the parish office may be reached at 360-221-5383. Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Lorraine Kirker. Contact Email: nedlace@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-9144. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Hubert Catholic Church 804 Third Street, Langley.

Brass Ensemble

Get out those horns and bring them down to Click Music for a great time playing music with your friends and neighbors. Bring your music stand if you have one. We will provide the music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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, March 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Nordic Hall 63 Jacobs Rd Coupeville, WA 98260.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax Aid

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Keith Glass. Contact Email: keithglass@comcast.net. Contact Phone: (360) 675-8956. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. South Whidbey Senior Center 14594 SR 525 Langley, WA 98260.

Tony Curtis Poetry Reading

Tony Curtis, Irish poet, live in Oak Harbor! Funded by Skagit River Poetry Foundation and Skagit Valley College. The poetry reading is open to the public. Refreshments provided by SVC Student Organization. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Greenbank Progressive Club Meeting & Potluck

THURSDAY, March 12th, 2015, Greenbank Progressive Club Holds Monthly Potluck Dinner The Greenbank Progressive Club will hold its monthly potluck dinner and meeting on Thursday, March 12th at the Bakken & Firehouse Roads Clubhouse in Greenbank. Meet and greet will begin at 6:00 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service. The program for the evening: Keeping and Raising Bees in Home Hives, will be presented by Keith Turner. For more information please call 360 678-2059. For rental of the Greenbank Hall, please call 678-4813. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: No cost, bring potluck dish. Contact Name: Dave Howe. Contact Email: whidbeyhowe@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-2059. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Greenbank Clubhouse, 3090 Firehouse Road, Greenbank, WA.

Marine Engine Maintenance Class by United States Power Squadron

Classes over a 5 to 6 week period on Tus. & Thurs. will cover the basic information on all types of marine engines, transmissions & drives, inboards & outboards, using the latest approved USPS approved textbooks. Please call ASAP if you are not a member so we can order extra textbooks. Ask about our ABC Boating Class if you need your WA State Boater card. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $60 USPS members, $130 for nonmembers. Contact Name: David Flomerfelt. Contact Email: flomerdr@fea.net. Contact Phone: 360-240-0989. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.usps.org.

Blues Jam

C'mon down and play some blues with your friends and neighbors. All levels and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Blues Jam

C'mon down and play some blues with your friends and neighbors. All levels and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music in Oak Harbor 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Family Selection Meeting

Are you or someone you know in need of safe and affordable housing? Habitat for Humanity of Island County is seeking families in the Oak Harbor area. Individuals and families interested in our affordable housing program are welcome to attend our informational meeting. We will be sharing Habitat's mission, providing information about our housing program, and reviewing our application process. Category: Family. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Melissa McSwain. Contact Email: Volunteer@IslandCountyHabitat.com. Contact Phone: 3606799444. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Public Library Meeting Room. For more info visit www.islandcountyhabitat.org.

Learn to Draw Stress-Free

Amaze yourself as you discover abilities within that you never knew you had, as artist Stephanie Schuemann guides you to see things in a new way. Develop basic skills involving line, value, composition and more. Space is limited, please prergister. Please plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Naturalist author illustrates unique niches for forest birds

Naturalist, writer and teacher Rob Sandelin describes forest niches for small birds at the Whidbey Audubon Society monthly program. The forest environment is complex, designed by nature over thousands of years. Sandelin describes a cast of characters and the roles they play in keeping the forest functioning to its original instructions. Find out how bacteria uses pileated woodpeckers to make a home for termites, how a forest grows gardens in its canopy and how the tiny Pacific wren shapes the world it lives in. Sandelin has wandered the Northwest forests since early childhood, poking under logs, climbing to the tops of 270-foot Douglas firs, following deer and elk around to see what they do, and just sitting and watching. His email column, "This Week in the Woods," is a monthly exploration of the everyday nature around us. He teaches at the Environmental Science School in Monroe, leading students into the field to study a wide variety of organisms, systems and processes. He is the author of A Field Guide to… Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $0. Contact Name: Robin Lewellyn. Contact Email: soaringridge@broadstripe.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-5403. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation 20103 State Route 525 Freeland. For more info visit www.whidbeyaudubon.org.

Women's Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Join us for our third year at this beautiful location for a spirit filled, nurturing, free flowing weekend. Leave behind all your cares and devote an entire weekend to nurture and restore yourself. Meditate, explore various yoga practices, engage in sharing from the heart. Spend some free time strolling the wooded trails, filling your senses with the natural beauty. Space is limited—make your reservation today! Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 450. Contact Name: Yoga Works Body Mind Spirit. Contact Email: yogaworkswithlisa@icloud.com. Contact Phone: 206-734-7107. Friday, March 13, 2015 – Sunday, March 15, 2015. The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

Italian Language Weekend Immersion

March 14 & 15, 2015 Sat 9:30am - 4:30pm, Sun 8:30am - 2pm Treat yourself to a fun and informative Italian Immersion weekend in a picturesque natural spot, and get in touch with your Italian dreams! This lively 12-hour language intensive led by Roberta Tauriello and Elisabetta Velentini of Percorso Italiano centers on intermediate and advanced language levels, and will emphasize conversation in practical situations, complemented by cultural instruction and travel tips. Cooking an Italian meal together, film, language activities and much more! Tuition: $198, some meals included. Lodging available, please inquire. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $198. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: programs@nwlanguageacademy.com. Contact Phone: 3603212101. Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 5023 Langley Rd, Langley.

Krueger Woods Spurge Laurel Purge

Spurge laurel is a tough invasive plant that is taking over the forest understory in the Krueger Woods. Join the Land Trust to help remove this invader and make a healthier habitat for wildlife and native plants! Drinks and snacks will be provided. All ages and abilities are welcome, just bring your own work gloves! To sign up, please visit www.wclt.org/events. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Krueger Woods, Coupeville.

The Books We Love: The Boys in the Boat, and other tales of Courage and Adventure

This year's Whidbey Reads selection, "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown, tells the true-life tale of how in 1936, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team raced its way to the Berlin Olympics for an opportunity to challenge the greatest in the world. Come share your thoughts about this inspiring story and share your own favorite books of courage and adventure. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Island County Historical Society Archives Open House

You are cordially invited to the Open House of the Island County Historical Society’s Janet Enzmann Archives and Research Library on Friday, March 13, 2015. From 11am to 6pm, we will welcome guests into our archival storage, library, and research room. We are excited to showcase our improved space, as well as our archival storage, photo collection, historic newspapers, and maps. Come learn about the preservation of Island County history and why caring for and keeping our community’s memories is so important. Volunteers will be mending newspapers dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s and leading personal tours. Try your hand at searching our digital files. Join us in the challenge of identifying unnamed individuals in our photo collection. Stop by on Friday March 13th to celebrate where we have been, what we have accomplished, and our visions for the future! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Aldrich. Contact Email: arc-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606783310. Friday, March 13, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 908 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit islandhistory.org.

The Tasty Tale of Brave Sir Bump

Early Release Day -- This Zambini Brothers puppet show tells the funny adventures of a most unlikely hero and how he saves the kingdom from a terrible fate. It's a tasty tale that is sure to please kids of all ages. Funded by the Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, March 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Coupeville Elementary School Multipurpose Room 6 S Main St Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Honoring Historic Barns

Learn how to nominate your historic barn for the WA State Barn Heritage honorary list and hear about State grant opportunities for barn restoration projects. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Harrison Goodall. Contact Email: goodall@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-8022. Friday, March 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Dr.

Uke Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Open Mic Night

Blooms Winery offers the stage to musicians, poets, comedians and improv in their Open Mic Night at Blooms Winery's tasting room at the Bayview Corner. Open Mic Night is the second Friday of each month, from 6:30-8 pm. This is an Island of incredibly talented people, so come by and sit and listen for a spell. These Open Mics provide an opportunity in a casual and intimate setting for musicians to perform live and play a song or two or for a poet to recite some of their verse. Anyone interested in being included in the evening’s talent showcase can call the tasting room at 360-321-0515. Drop-ins are accepted. Blooms Winery's tasting room is located in the historic Bayview Cash Store at Bayview Corner and are open Thursday to Monday. Visit the website www.bloomswinery.com or call 360-321-0515 for more details. For non-musicians, come listen, support and encourage those brave souls on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Food & Drink. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: no cover. Contact Name: Virginia Bloom. Contact Email: blooms@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-0515. Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Blooms Winery Tasting Room at Bayview Corner Cash Store. For more info visit www.bloomswinery.com.

Open Mic Night

Blooms Winery offers the stage to musicians, poets, comedians and improv in their Open Mic Night at Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art at the Bayview Corner. Open Mic Night is the second Friday of each month, with the next one scheduled for November 14th from 6:30-8 pm. This is an Island of incredibly talented people, so come by and sit and listen for a spell. These Open Mics provide an opportunity in a casual and intimate setting for musicians to perform live and play a song or two or for a poet to recite some of their verse. Anyone interested in being included in the evening’s talent showcase can call the tasting room at 360-321-0515. Drop-ins are accepted. Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art is located in the historic Bayview Cash Store at Bayview Corner and are open Thursday to Monday. Visit the website www.bloomswinery.com or call 360-321-0515 for more details. For non-musicians, come listen, support and encourage those brave souls on stage! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: no cover. Contact Name: Virginia Bloom. Contact Email: blooms@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-0515. Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Blooms Winery Tasting Room at Bayview Corner 5603 Bayview Rd Langley. For more info visit www.bloomswinery.com.

Jazz Jam

Bring your instrument and skills to our Jazz Jam. We will play standards, originals brought by community members, and even have some improv sessions. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Italian Language Weekend Immersion

March 14 & 15, 2015 Sat 9:30am - 4:30pm, Sun 8:30am - 2pm Treat yourself to a fun and informative Italian Immersion weekend in a picturesque natural spot, and get in touch with your Italian dreams! This lively 12-hour language intensive led by Roberta Tauriello and Elisabetta Velentini of Percorso Italiano centers on intermediate and advanced language levels, and will emphasize conversation in practical situations, complemented by cultural instruction and travel tips. Cooking an Italian meal together, film, language activities and much more! Tuition: $198, some meals included. Lodging available, please inquire. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $198. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: programs@nwlanguageacademy.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 5023 Langley Rd, Langley Whidbey Island.

St. Paddy's Day Pancake Breakfast

St. Paddy's Day Pancake Breakfast Benefits Meals on Wheels. Please join us for a fun, delicious breakfast of pancakes, link sausages, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, juices & coffee. Gluten -free available. We'll also have raffle baskets and door prizes. Enjoy the morning with us! Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00. Contact Name: Debbie Metz. Contact Email: debbiem@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360 321 1600. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Bayview Senior Center 14594 SR 525 Langley, Wa.

Getting Ready for Medicare

This is a seminar designed to help folks who are turning 65 in the next six months or or are sonn going on Medicare about Medicare, We will cover the basics parts of Medicare, options for additional insurance and the part D drug plans. Counselors will be available to help answer individual questions. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Annette Barca. Contact Email: abquilts@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606788328. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. South Whidbey (Senior) Center 14594 SR 525 Langley WA 98260.

Modern Self-Publishing: an Overview

What do you need to know to get your work published? Publishing is undergoing a revolution. Changes in technology make publishing quicker and more affordable than ever. Authors are taking control of their stories - and doing more of the work. Learn about current trends in self-publishing and what can work best for you. Presented by Tom Trimbath. Supported by the Friends of the Langley Library. Tom Trimbath describes himself as: Consultant, Writer, Speaker, Teacher, Photographer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, and Chicken Adventurer. He is the author of Just Keep Pedaling, the Twelve Months series of photography of Whidbey Island, Dream. Invest. Live, and Walking Thinking Drinking Across Scotland. He is currently working on a book chronicling his journey from middle class to millionaire, to making ends meet. He resides on Whidbey Island. Category: Classes & Lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Native Plant Class

March 14th, Going Native: Identifying and Using Native Plants in the Landscape Learn the why, what and how of using native plants in the landscape. Plant samples and photos of landscapes using native and domestic plants will be shown. The instructor is our own Don Lee (IMCG), president of Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens. He also co-chairs the Island County Water Resources Advisory Committee and was the 2009 WSU Master Gardener of the Year. Don is recognized as a local expert in native plants. $10.00 Call Meerkerk at 360-678-1912. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10.00. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

VFW Free Clothing Swap

Please bring items in clean, usable condition. Clothing, linens, books and toys accepted. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Joanne McDaniel. Contact Email: mcdanielfj10@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-4219. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. VFW Post 7392 3037 Goldie Road.

Family Selection Meeting

Are you or someone you know in need of safe and affordable housing? Habitat for Humanity of Island County is seeking families in the Oak Harbor area. Individuals and families interested in our affordable housing program are welcome to attend our informational meeting. We will be sharing Habitat's mission, providing information about our housing program, and reviewing our application process. Category: Family. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Melissa McSwain. Contact Email: Volunteer@IslandCountyHabitat.com. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Public Library Meeting Room. For more info visit www.islandcountyhabitat.org.

Meet the Children of The Boys in the Boat

In “The Boys in the Boat,” Daniel James Brown introduces his readers to Joe Rantz and Bobby Moch, as well as all of the other members of the crew team that won a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics. Come and meet their descendants! Judy Willman and Michael Moch will join Whidbey Island readers to share their insights and experiences with their fathers, the sport of crew, and the publication of Brown’s bestselling book on the team’s journey. Funded by Friends of the Whidbey Island Libraries. Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Tech Trash to Treasure - Teen Tech Month

Join us as we take old computer parts and give them new life. We will be making key chains, jewelry, and anything else your imagination can create. Part of Teen Tech Month. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Winter Sky Star Party

Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust in partnership with the Island County Astronomical Society for a Winter Sky Star Party on Saturday, March 14 from 8pm – 10pm at Ebey’s Reserve lookout next to the cemetery. Basic instruction and telescopes will be provided by the astronomical society, although you’re welcome to bring your own telescope. Several planets and galaxies will be within view, including Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, the Orion Nebula and double stars. This event is free and open to the public; however prior registration is required. Please register at http://www.wclt.org/events/ or for more information call (360) 222-3310. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Janelle Castro. Contact Email: janelle@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Ebey's Reserve, Coupeville. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

Acoustic Jam

Bring your acoustic instruments and join us in joyful song and music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Choosing the best seeds for our climate

Make your gardening more fun and more productive by choosing the best seeds for your climate. Tilth will host this class about getting those seeds to grow both indoors and outside. Local farmer and Island County Master Gardener coordinator, Anza Muenchow, will provide seed selection information, germination requirements and have hands on materials to make this your best seed starting year ever. Trays and seeds are available for attenders to plant during the class. For a take home trays of seedlings, bring and additional $5 to 10. Cost is $8 for Tilth members, $15 for non members. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Michael Seraphinoff. Contact Email: mjseraph@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-544-2278. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. South Whidbey Tilth Campus 2812 Thompson Road off SR 525, South of Freeland. For more info visit www.southwhidbeytilth.org.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-678-3000. Monday, March 16, 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The Great Depression in the Northwest

What was life like here in Washington during the Depression? In “The Boys in the Boat,” the Whidbey Reads selection for 2015, author Daniel James Brown describes the hardships suffered by several of these collegiate rowers, and gives readers a glimpse of Hooverville and the building of the Grand Coulee Dam. Professor Deborah Wallin, retired History professor from Skagit Valley College, will give a multi-media presentation exploring how hardships, large public works projects, and social programs affected this region. Please join us and share recollections from your family. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, March 16, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ebey's 101

This six-week course explores Ebey’s Landing by using primary documents, so we can hear first-hand the voices of our ancestors. Focus will be on European explorers, American settlers, establishing the territory and state, the commercialism of Coupeville, and the connection of Whidbey Island to the U.S. Presented by Lynn Hyde, Historic Whidbey. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, March 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Astronomy of Everyone

Basic astronomy principles and other select topics presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. ICAS is dedicated to astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. No experience necessary. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Become a Volunteer Beach Naturalist

If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools. Volunteers receive Beach Naturalist training on topics including intertidal invertebrates, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more!Classes will take place weekly in March and April. For more information about trainings check our website. Classes are free. The only payment required is volunteering during the spring and summer months. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: Deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-678-3000. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Living Well with Chronic Pain

This workshop offers practical skills for living a less stressful life while managing one or more chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain, fibromialgia, etc, Classes meet one day a week for six weeks (Tuesdays, March 3-April 7), from 1:00-3:30 pm. Peer facilitators will lead participants through Stanford Universitiy's program for dealing with frustration, fatique, and isolation, medication and pain management, food choices for better health, decision making and problem solving, and communication with family, friends, and medical personnel. Space is limited for those 18 years of age and older. Pre-registration is required. Please call 360-321-1600, ext. 23. This free program is sponsored by Senior Services of Island County and the Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Nancy Bolin-Romanski. Contact Email: bolinnancy@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA.

Beach Naturalist Training Program

If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools. Volunteers receive Beach Naturalist training on topics including intertidal invertebrates, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more! Classes will take place weekly in March and April. Classes are free. The only payment required is volunteering during the spring and summer months. For more information about trainings check our website or contact Carly: deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov 360.675.3767x31. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

Marine Engine Maintenance Class by United States Power Squadron

Classes over a 5 to 6 week period on Tus. & Thurs. will cover the basic information on all types of marine engines, transmissions & drives, inboards & outboards, using the latest approved USPS approved textbooks. Please call ASAP if you are not a member so we can order extra textbooks. Ask about our ABC Boating Class if you need your WA State Boater card. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $60 USPS members, $130 for nonmembers. Contact Name: David Flomerfelt. Contact Email: flomerdr@fea.net. Contact Phone: 360-240-0989. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.usps.org.

St Paddy's Bash

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music, food and drink, hosted by the Shifty Sailors at the Nordic Hall just outside of Coupeville. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Food & Drink. Holiday. Music. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $30.00. Contact Name: Vern Olsen. Contact Email: volsen@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-5019. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Nordic Hall Hwy 20 & Jacobs Road Coupeville.

Volunteer Beach Naturalist

The Beach Naturalist program is designed to promote interpretation and conservation at tide pools and beaches in our area. If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. The trainings are on Tuesdays in March, starting the 10th. With a field trip on April 18th. After training is complete volunteers will act as interpreters at Rosario beach. Interacting with school groups and park visitors. Please check out our website and contact Carly if you would like to sign up. 360-675-3767x31 DeceptionPass.Interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: Deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

Developing and Sustaining Healthy Relationships

Relationships are central to all of our lives, and they can be complex. This class will discuss ways of finding support and fulfillment in life through the joy of relating to others in a mature way. Facilitators are Dr. Duncan Ferguson and the Rev. Dr. Mary Boyd. The textbook will be "Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships" by John Welwood, which can be purchased at the church office. Same class will also be held Wed. mornings from 9:30 -11am. For more information, class syllabus, and online signup visit the church website. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: no cost for class, purchase book. Contact Name: eve carty. Contact Email: eveatlumc@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-4233. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Langley United Methodist Church 301 Anthes Ave. Langley, Wa. For more info visit langleyumc.org.

Mutiny Bay Brass Band community rehearsal

Do you feel like funkin' it up? Bring your brass and other mobile, acoustic instruments for what will likely be a rollicking good time. Over time, we hope this produces a performance ready stage band and parade band to add to the lively culture of Whidbey Island. Bring tunes you want to play, and music will be provided. All levels are welcome, but we ask that you are able to read sheet music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Audubon field trip to Boundary Bay and Reifel Refuge

An all day trip to a top birding site in southeast British Columbia – about 2 hours north of Whidbey. There is a small entrance fee ($5.00 adult, $3.00 senior) to the refuge, and carpool riders should expect to chip in for gas. Participants must have a valid passport or enhanced drivers license. Bring a lunch (note: some things can't cross the border!). Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3/$5 plus gas. Contact Name: Ann Casey. Contact Email: cspcoach@aol.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-4679. Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Meet at Trinity Lutheran at 8 a.m.; the Coupeville Prairie Station Transit Park, 201 South Main Street (behind Whidbey dermatology), at 8:30; and at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor at the end of South Beeksma Drive at 8:50 to form carpools. For more info visit www.whidbeyaudubon.org.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Developing and Sustaining Healthy Relationships

Relationships are central to all of our lives, and they can be complex. This class will discuss ways of finding support and fulfillment in life through the joy of relating to others in a mature way. Facilitators are Dr. Duncan Ferguson and the Rev. Dr. Mary Boyd. The textbook will be Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood, which can be purchased at the church office. For more information, Class Syllabus, and to signup online please visit the church website or call the office. The same class will also be held Tue. evenings from 7-8:30pm. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: no cost for class, purchase book. Contact Name: eve carty. Contact Email: eveatlumc@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-4233. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley United Methodist Church 301 Anthes Ave. Langley, wa. For more info visit langleyumc.org.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Reads Film Festival

Hoosiers tells the true story of a group of underdogs who become champions. Set in the 1950s, Hoosiers is about a hard-luck, unemployed college basketball coach, Gene Hackman, who gets a chance to coach a small-town Indiana high-school team. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Brass Ensemble

Get out those horns and bring them down to Click Music for a great time playing music with your friends and neighbors. Bring your music stand if you have one. We will provide the music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Thriving Communities Conference on Shelter

“Shelter is far beyond a physical place. It provides a safety net, an emotional space allowing people a chance to thrive.” Conference runs Thursday, March 19, 4 pm – Saturday, March 21, 4 pm. What if everyone had . . . access to housing? a safe place to sleep every night? the right to stay in their homes as they aged? choices for sustainable living? the ability to own one’s own home, even when unable to qualify for a bank loan? Each community is unique—each solution, different. The theme of Shelter has challenged our Thriving Communities team this year. We’ve been inspired by stories from seven very different perspectives. We’ve explored homeless shelters for families, teens, and elders, meeting inspiring individuals driven by passion and hope. We’ve seen the positive impact of these shelters, combined with the availability of affordable housing. We’ve looked at the housing alternatives that are awakening all around us, in pocket communities and eco-villages that infuse a larger social and e… Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: The Whidbey Institute. Contact Email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-1884. Thursday, March 19, 2015 – Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Dine Out 4 Kids

Front Street Grill Hosts - Dine Out 4 Kids - A benefit for the Community Foundation For Coupeville Public Schools. 10% of food sales donated to CFCPS. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mendy McLean-Stone. Contact Email: mmclean_stone@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-5567. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Front Street Grill. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

AARP Tax Aid

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Keith Glass. Contact Email: keithglass@comcast.net. Contact Phone: (360) 675-8956. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. South Whidbey Senior Center 14594 SR 525 Langley, WA 98260.

Women and History

American Association of University Women presents portrayals of three women in history. Join us to discover which notable women will tell their stories. Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Opportunity for Community to Meet Haggen Leaders

Haggen’s commitment to being local extends beyond its sourcing and into the communities around its stores. To get to know its neighbors and these neighborhoods better, Haggen is inviting community members who are interested in partnering with the brand to meet with company leaders soon after the conversions of the acquired stores. At these informal, public meetings, local farmers and producers can discuss selling their wares on Haggen’s shelves, non-profit organizations can learn about Haggen’s community giving, and small businesses can explore co-marketing programs. “We hope community members will join us for a fun evening to learn about how we can work together to strengthen our community,” said John Clougher, Haggen CEO, Pacific NW. Who: Local Farmers, Food Producers, Non-profit Leaders, Community Members When: 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Thursday March 19, 2015 Where: Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 SE Catalina Drive, Oak Harbor. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Deborah Pleva. Contact Email: deb@weinsteinpr.com. Contact Phone: 503-250-4750. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 SE Catalina Drive, Oak Harbor WA 98277. For more info visit www.haggen.com.

Marine Engine Maintenance Class by United States Power Squadron

Classes over a 5 to 6 week period on Tus. & Thurs. will cover the basic information on all types of marine engines, transmissions & drives, inboards & outboards, using the latest approved USPS approved textbooks. Please call ASAP if you are not a member so we can order extra textbooks. Ask about our ABC Boating Class if you need your WA State Boater card. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $60 USPS members, $130 for nonmembers. Contact Name: David Flomerfelt. Contact Email: flomerdr@fea.net. Contact Phone: 360-240-0989. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.usps.org.

Blues Jam

C'mon down and play some blues with your friends and neighbors. All levels and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music in Oak Harbor 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Blues Jam

C'mon down and play some blues with your friends and neighbors. All levels and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Learn to Draw Stress-Free

Amaze yourself as you discover abilities within that you never knew you had, as artist Stephanie Schuemann guides you to see things in a new way. Develop basic skills involving line, value, composition and more. Space is limited, please prergister. Please plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Friday, March 20, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Teen Tech Drop-In Session: Making Videos

March is Teen Tech Month, and you could win a spot at being a regular teen video blogger for Sno-Isle Libraries. Whether you want to learn more so you can win the Teen Vlogger Contest, or you just want to play around with making and editing videos, this is your chance to try out different equipment and create something cool. We’ll have laptops, video cameras, lighting equipment, and more, and you’re welcome to bring your own devices too. Visit sno-isle.org/teentechmonth for more info about the Teen Vlogger Contest. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Uke Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Jazz Jam

Bring your instrument and skills to our Jazz Jam. We will play standards, originals brought by community members, and even have some improv sessions. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

FOSWSP work party

This work party will focus on cleaning up the camping areas for the opening of the park in May. Bring rakes and gloves. Meet in the parking lot next to the ranger house. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Audience: Teens. Families. Cost: none. Contact Name: Kathy Stetz. Contact Email: katstetz@gmail.co. Contact Phone: 206 619-3999. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. South Whidbey State Park.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Spring Nursery Sale

Meerkerk Spring Opening Nursery Opening Sale Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 9 am - 4 pm. From 1 gallon to mature 6 ‘ plants available. Knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you pick out the perfect plant for your location. Shop early for best selection. Entrance to the Gardens is free during these special sales. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank off Resort Road 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606781912. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA.

Spring Nursery Sale

: Meerkerk Spring Opening Nursery Opening Sale Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 9 am - 4 pm. From 1 gallon to mature 6 ‘ plants available. Knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you pick out the perfect plant for your location. Shop early for best selection. Entrance to the Gardens is free during these special sales. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank off Resort Road 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121. Category: Charitable. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA 98253. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Spring Nursery Sale

: Meerkerk Spring Opening Nursery Opening Sale Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 9 am - 4 pm. From 1 gallon to mature 6 ‘ plants available. Knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you pick out the perfect plant for your location. Shop early for best selection. Entrance to the Gardens is free during these special sales. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank off Resort Road 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Let’s Go to the Beach!

Join us for a fun and hands-on indoor field trip to the beach. Participants will get to practice good beach etiquette while learning about beach critters, marine mammals and birds. Led by Island County Beach Watcher volunteers, this activity is for ages 4 - 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Guardians of Literacy Teen Meeting

Join the guardians of literacy for its second meeting regarding teens' interests at the Coupeville Library. Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Cost: free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupville, WA 98239.

Ladies Night Bunko Benefit

Annual Ladies Night Bunko and Silent Auction . All proceeds benefit Providence Children's Association. We will have Appetizers with no-host bar. A special Autographed Richard Sherman football will be available for auction along with exciting baskets and door prizes ! To reserve your spot before it sells out email Marti at mtwinn@hotmail.com. Category: Charitable. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25.00. Contact Name: Mary Rovang. Contact Email: maryr@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 4253304827. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 6:00 PM. Useless Bay Golf Club.

Carmina Burana comes to Whidbey

Saratoga Orchestra presents Carl Orff s musical masterpiece, Carmina Burana for full orchestra, choir and vocal soloists. The concerts will be held on Saturday, March 21, 7:00pm at Oak Harbor High School and Sunday, March 22, 2:30pm at South Whidbey High School. General Admission tickets are $25 Adult and $20 Senior/Military. Students under 18 are admitted free (under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Tickets available for the Langley concert at Moonraker Books in Langley and Vino Amore in Freeland. Tickets for the Coupeville concert available at bayleaf in Coupeville, and Click Music in Oak Harbor. For on-line tickets and information, please visit our website www.sowhidbey.com or call 360-929-3045. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 Adult / $20 Senior-Military / Students FREE. Contact Name: Saratoga Orchestra. Contact Email: orchestra@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-3045. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Oak Harbor High School.

Original Jim Live - Beatbox Soul

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts choses four local artists every year to perform free of any production expenses while taking in the profit of ticket sales for the evening. This spring concert by local songwriting vocal percussionist, Original Jim, will feature songs from his debut solo album 'Beatbox Soul'. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $ 15. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Langley, WA. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Spring Nursery Sale

Meerkerk Spring Opening Nursery Opening Sale Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 9 am - 4 pm. From 1 gallon to mature 6 ‘ plants available. Knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you pick out the perfect plant for your location. Shop early for best selection. Entrance to the Gardens is free during these special sales. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank off Resort Road 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606781912. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA.

Spring Nursery Sale

: Meerkerk Spring Opening Nursery Opening Sale Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 9 am - 4 pm. From 1 gallon to mature 6 ‘ plants available. Knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you pick out the perfect plant for your location. Shop early for best selection. Entrance to the Gardens is free during these special sales. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank off Resort Road 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Spring Nursery Sale

: Meerkerk Spring Opening Nursery Opening Sale Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 9 am - 4 pm. From 1 gallon to mature 6 ‘ plants available. Knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you pick out the perfect plant for your location. Shop early for best selection. Entrance to the Gardens is free during these special sales. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank off Resort Road 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121. Category: Charitable. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA 98253. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Acoustic Jam

Bring your acoustic instruments and join us in joyful song and music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Barnyards & Birkenstocks - A Book Signing and Special Presentation

Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Greenbank Farm for a special presentation and book signing by Don Stuart, author of the bestselling book, Barnyards & Birkenstocks: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other. The event will be held at Greenbank Farm on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. This is a free event and open to the public. Books may be purchased at the event from the Greenbank Farm Store. Following the program will be a special welcome to the eight new students beginning training at Greenbank Farm’s Organic Farm School. For more information, visit http://www.wclt.org/events/ or call (360) 678-7700. Prior event registration is not required. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Madisun Clark-Stern. Contact Email: events@greenbankfarm.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-7700. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Barn A, Greenbank Farm. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

Carmina Burana comes to Whidbey

Saratoga Orchestra presents Carl Orff s musical masterpiece, Carmina Burana for full orchestra, choir and vocal soloists. The concerts will be held on Saturday, March 21, 7:00pm at Oak Harbor High School and Sunday, March 22, 2:30pm at South Whidbey High School. General Admission tickets are $25 Adult and $20 Senior/Military. Students under 18 are admitted free (under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Tickets available for the Langley concert at Moonraker Books in Langley and Vino Amore in Freeland. Tickets for the Coupeville concert available at bayleaf in Coupeville, and Click Music in Oak Harbor. For on-line tickets and information, please visit our website www.sowhidbey.com or call 360-929-3045. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 Adults / $20 Senior-Military / Students FREE. Contact Name: Saratoga Orchestra. Contact Email: orchestra@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-3045. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. South Whidbey High School.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you (or someone you know) has experienced a loss, please consider joining us or share this information with them. This group will meet at the Island Church the 2nd & 4th Sunday evenings from 4-5:30pm beginning November 9th through to May 31st. (This is an open group which means people can join at any week). Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kathleen Stewardson. Contact Email: emergentcounseling@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 499-6711. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 503 Cascade Ave Langley, WA 98260.

Advanced Planning Overview & Advanced Care Directive Class

Join Karen Griffith of Compassion & Choices of Washington for an advanced planning overview that includes: the purpose and mission of C & C of WA, how to talk to your doctor and family about end-of-life concerns, all the choices available to people at end of life including hospice, palliative care, voluntary stopping eating and drinking (VSED), Death With Dignity, plus a short video. The class that follows the overview will be a practical, hands-on class about preparing your end-of-life documents. Judy McCay, a volunteer with C & C of WA, will guide you through the process of documenting your wishes about the kind of medical care you do or do not want at the end-of-life. You will leave with a completed advance directive, which combines a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care into one document. C & C of WA's Advance Directive was created by a panel of medical and legal experts. There is no cost for the class or documents. Preregistration is required online or call 360-678-4911 for staff a… Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, March 23, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Monday, March 23, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, March 23, 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Advanced Planning Overview & Advanced Care Directive Class

Join Karen Griffith of Compassion & Choices of Washington for an advanced planning overview that includes: the purpose and mission of C & C of WA, how to talk to your doctor and family about end-of-life concerns, all the choices available to people at end of life including hospice, palliative care, voluntary stopping eating and drinking (VSED), Death With Dignity, plus a short video. The class that follows the overview will be a practical, hands-on class about preparing your end-of-life documents. Judy McCay, a volunteer with C & C of WA, will guide you through the process of documenting your wishes about the kind of medical care you do or do not want at the end-of-life. You will leave with a completed advance directive, which combines a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care into one document. C & C of WA's Advance Directive was created by a panel of medical and legal experts. There is no cost for the class or documents. Preregistration is required online or call 360-678-4911 for staff a… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, March 23, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ebey's 101

This six-week course explores Ebey’s Landing by using primary documents, so we can hear first-hand the voices of our ancestors. Focus will be on European explorers, American settlers, establishing the territory and state, the commercialism of Coupeville, and the connection of Whidbey Island to the U.S. Presented by Lynn Hyde, Historic Whidbey. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, March 23, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Whidbey Island Radio Control Society meeting

Want to learn how to fly Radio Controlled Aircraft. Buy a quad-rotor or RC Car. Come join us and learn how, where to fly and how to operate your RC safely. Everyone welcome, Come learn the the FAA rules, meet our pilots. At Whidbey Island Radio Control Society we fly everything from RC gliders to turbine jet aircraft. Our goal is to promote a fun and safe atmosphere with a family feel. We fly 2-3 days a week, guest welcome Visit our website for more details. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Singles. College Students. Dads. Families. Cost: None. Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Family Bible Church 2760 North Heller Road Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.wircsrc.com.

Whidbey Island Radio Control Society Meeting

Want to learn how to fly Radio Controlled Aircraft. Have a quad-rotor or RC Car. Come join us and learn how, where to fly and how to operate your RC safely. Everyone welcome, Come learn the the FAA rules, meet our pilots. At Whidbey Island Radio Control Society we fly everything from RC gliders to turbine jet aircraft. Our goal is to promote a fun and safe atmosphere with a family feel. We fly 2-3 days a week, guest welcome Visit our website for more details. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Mike Mosbrooker. Contact Email: mosbrookerdxi@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360 679 9193. Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Family Bible Church 2760 North Heller Road Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Become a Volunteer Beach Naturalist

If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools. Volunteers receive Beach Naturalist training on topics including intertidal invertebrates, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more!Classes will take place weekly in March and April. For more information about trainings check our website. Classes are free. The only payment required is volunteering during the spring and summer months. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: Deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Living Well with Chronic Pain

This workshop offers practical skills for living a less stressful life while managing one or more chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain, fibromialgia, etc, Classes meet one day a week for six weeks (Tuesdays, March 3-April 7), from 1:00-3:30 pm. Peer facilitators will lead participants through Stanford Universitiy's program for dealing with frustration, fatique, and isolation, medication and pain management, food choices for better health, decision making and problem solving, and communication with family, friends, and medical personnel. Space is limited for those 18 years of age and older. Pre-registration is required. Please call 360-321-1600, ext. 23. This free program is sponsored by Senior Services of Island County and the Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Nancy Bolin-Romanski. Contact Email: bolinnancy@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA.

The Caring Conversations Dinner

You are invited to join Hospice of the Northwest for an intimate dinner and conversation about end-of-life planning. We recognize these decisions and conversations can be hard to address, and we hope to help you and your loved ones through the process. Enjoy small group discussions over dinner, along with handouts and additional resources. Call 360-630-4473 to reserve your seat. There is no charge to attend. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Category: Benefit. Family. Food & Drink. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Dorian King. Contact Email: dking@hospicenw.org. Contact Phone: 360-630-4473. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The Elks Lodge 155 NE Ernst St. Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.hospicenw.org.

Beach Naturalist Training Program

If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools. Volunteers receive Beach Naturalist training on topics including intertidal invertebrates, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more! Classes will take place weekly in March and April. Classes are free. The only payment required is volunteering during the spring and summer months. For more information about trainings check our website or contact Carly: deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov 360.675.3767x31. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

Marine Engine Maintenance Class by United States Power Squadron

Classes over a 5 to 6 week period on Tus. & Thurs. will cover the basic information on all types of marine engines, transmissions & drives, inboards & outboards, using the latest approved USPS approved textbooks. Please call ASAP if you are not a member so we can order extra textbooks. Ask about our ABC Boating Class if you need your WA State Boater card. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $60 USPS members, $130 for nonmembers. Contact Name: David Flomerfelt. Contact Email: flomerdr@fea.net. Contact Phone: 360-240-0989. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.usps.org.

Volunteer Beach Naturalist

The Beach Naturalist program is designed to promote interpretation and conservation at tide pools and beaches in our area. If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist. The trainings are on Tuesdays in March, starting the 10th. With a field trip on April 18th. After training is complete volunteers will act as interpreters at Rosario beach. Interacting with school groups and park visitors. Please check out our website and contact Carly if you would like to sign up. 360-675-3767x31 DeceptionPass.Interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carly. Contact Email: Deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Deception Pass State Park. For more info visit www.deceptionpassfoundation.org.

Developing and Sustaining Healthy Relationships

Relationships are central to all of our lives, and they can be complex. This class will discuss ways of finding support and fulfillment in life through the joy of relating to others in a mature way. Facilitators are Dr. Duncan Ferguson and the Rev. Dr. Mary Boyd. The textbook will be "Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships" by John Welwood, which can be purchased at the church office. Same class will also be held Wed. mornings from 9:30 -11am. For more information, class syllabus, and online signup visit the church website. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: no cost for class, purchase book. Contact Name: eve carty. Contact Email: eveatlumc@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-4233. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Langley United Methodist Church 301 Anthes Ave. Langley, Wa. For more info visit langleyumc.org.

Mutiny Bay Brass Band community rehearsal

Do you feel like funkin' it up? Bring your brass and other mobile, acoustic instruments for what will likely be a rollicking good time. Over time, we hope this produces a performance ready stage band and parade band to add to the lively culture of Whidbey Island. Bring tunes you want to play, and music will be provided. All levels are welcome, but we ask that you are able to read sheet music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Saratoga Woods Scotch Broom Bust

Let's get together and get out the broom! Join the Land Trust to pull Scotch broom before it has a chance to flower and make seeds. We need your help! Drinks and snacks will be provided. All ages and abilities are welcome, just bring your own work gloves. Please sign up at www.wclt.org/events. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Saratoga Woods, Langley.

CLA Estate Planning Workshop

FREE workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. Guests will receive a workbook and information regarding: - The pros and cons of wills and trusts; - How to avoid probate; - Long-term health care concerns; - Tax reduction planning. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 1-866-252-8721 9am-5pm CST. CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: Free - Please RSVP to 1-866-252-8721. Contact Name: CLA Estate Services. Contact Email: workshop@wsimail.com. Contact Phone: (866) 252-8721. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Elks Lodge 155 NE Ernst St. Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.claestateservices.com.

Developing and Sustaining Healthy Relationships

Relationships are central to all of our lives, and they can be complex. This class will discuss ways of finding support and fulfillment in life through the joy of relating to others in a mature way. Facilitators are Dr. Duncan Ferguson and the Rev. Dr. Mary Boyd. The textbook will be Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood, which can be purchased at the church office. For more information, Class Syllabus, and to signup online please visit the church website or call the office. The same class will also be held Tue. evenings from 7-8:30pm. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: no cost for class, purchase book. Contact Name: eve carty. Contact Email: eveatlumc@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-4233. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley United Methodist Church 301 Anthes Ave. Langley, wa. For more info visit langleyumc.org.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Stortytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 989277.

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, March 25, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. VFW 3037 N. Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

Brass Ensemble

Get out those horns and bring them down to Click Music for a great time playing music with your friends and neighbors. Bring your music stand if you have one. We will provide the music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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, March 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Nordic Hall 63 Jacobs Rd Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax Aid

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Keith Glass. Contact Email: keithglass@comcast.net. Contact Phone: (360) 675-8956. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. South Whidbey Senior Center 14594 SR 525 Langley, WA 98260.

Mystery Lovers Book Group: Barbara Nadel

Share your love of mysteries. Read any of the Inspector Ikmen mysteries by Barbara Nadel and join the discussion in the library meeting room. Books available for checkout at the library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Marine Engine Maintenance Class by United States Power Squadron

Classes over a 5 to 6 week period on Tus. & Thurs. will cover the basic information on all types of marine engines, transmissions & drives, inboards & outboards, using the latest approved USPS approved textbooks. Please call ASAP if you are not a member so we can order extra textbooks. Ask about our ABC Boating Class if you need your WA State Boater card. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $60 USPS members, $130 for nonmembers. Contact Name: David Flomerfelt. Contact Email: flomerdr@fea.net. Contact Phone: 360-240-0989. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.usps.org.

Blues Jam

C'mon down and play some blues with your friends and neighbors. All levels and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Blues Jam

C'mon down and play some blues with your friends and neighbors. All levels and all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music in Oak Harbor 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Guitarist Ryan Ayers

Ryan Ayers is a solo guitarist mixing together classical technique with accessible songs forms and structures. His stage show is a well crafted blend of engaging music and interesting stories which have captivated audiences on both coasts. Ryan began playing guitar at the age of thirteen. He attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated with degrees in classical guitar performance and recording arts. An active composer for over ten years, Ryan released his first record of ten original pieces for guitar entitled "ermita" in 2011. In 2012, he published the corresponding sheet music and tablature. These pieces employ classical guitar technique to explore the reaches of steel string and finger style guitar. A gifted melodist, Ryan also likes to experiment with gestures, textures, and rhythmic ideas in his compositions. To listen to Ryan’s music please visit: http://www.ryanayersmusic.com/listen/ “And Ryan – who possesses a classical technique which he cleverly puts into his steel-string guitar’s s… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10-20 sliding scale donation. Contact Name: David. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Oak Harbor Book Group: "The Boys in the Boat"

Discuss the Whidbey Reads 2015 book in advance of meeting the author. Check out a copy of "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel Brown, bring your covered drink, and join the discussion in the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. All are welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, March 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Center for Life Long Learning 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Uke Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, March 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Jazz Jam

Bring your instrument and skills to our Jazz Jam. We will play standards, originals brought by community members, and even have some improv sessions. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Deception Connection Concert

Deception Connection concert All proceeds benefit The Garage of Blessings. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15.00 at door or the garageofblessings.com. Contact Name: Julie Lauderdalee. Contact Email: julielauderdale1@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-6939. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. American Legion, Morris Post 129 690 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction

The Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction is a benefit supporting the Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club. Come enjoy the magic of spring while bidding on Silent and Live items! Join our e-mail group to receive weekly "Sneak Peaks" of our auction items. Please call or e-mail for more details! Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $65.00 per person. Contact Name: Nikki Barone. Contact Email: nbarone@bgcsc.org. Contact Phone: 360-240-9273. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Roller Barn.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Acoustic Jam

Bring your acoustic instruments and join us in joyful song and music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

South Whidbey Edible Book Festival

The Edible Book Festival is a worldwide event where folks create something edible based on their favorite book. Contestants may enter an appetizer, entree or dessert so get creative and have some fun. See previous festivals, ideas and get details on this year's event at the South Whidbey Edible Book Festival facebook page. Bring an entry - or come ready to eat one! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Food & Drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $2 Adult $1 Child. Contact Name: Jill Yomnick. Contact Email: southwhidbeyediblebookfestival@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-341-6406. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd, Langley.

Awake & Alive: Mindful Living With Cancer Retreat

We welcome you to this life-affirming, empowering retreat that offers anyone with a cancer diagnosis the opportunity to explore what it means to live fully awake and alive—even while facing serious illness. Cancer can be one of the greatest challenges in life, it can be a stressful, lonely and overwhelming for everyone it touches. This retreat is designed to help you to navigate the emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of the journey with cancer with more ease, courage and acceptance. We bring together powerful researched-based healing modalities that have a significant effect on physical health, emotional stability and improved resilience to cope with the stress of serious illness. You will be introduced to the transformative healing practices of mindfulness and stress reduction; the ancient discipline of Qigong; and the expressive arts as a vehicle for deeper exploration and self-reflection. You will learn tools that help transform fear and anxiety. Both body and soul will be rejuvenated… Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 795+. Contact Name: Erica Rayner-Horn. Contact Email: erica@mindful-therapy.net. Contact Phone: 360-341-1884. Monday, March 30, 2015 – Friday, April 3, 2015. The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

His Kids Pre-School Registration 2015-16

His Kids Pre-School, a play and learn environment, offering early childhood education for over 20 years is now accepting registration for the 2015-16 school year. There is a registration fee of $100 at the time of signing your child up. Please contact the church office or visit our website for further information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Registration Fee $100. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Contact Phone: 360-679-1561. Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:00 AM. 1253 NW 2nd Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-678-3000. Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ebey's 101

This six-week course explores Ebey’s Landing by using primary documents, so we can hear first-hand the voices of our ancestors. Focus will be on European explorers, American settlers, establishing the territory and state, the commercialism of Coupeville, and the connection of Whidbey Island to the U.S. Presented by Lynn Hyde, Historic Whidbey. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.