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Alzheimer's Association Langley Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 10:00am-12:00pm, at Bayview Senior Center, 14594 State Route 525, Langley, WA 98260. For information call Hestia Laitala at 360.321.1600. Category: Service Clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hestia Laitala. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center 14594 State Route 525 Langley, WA 98260.

Tai Chi Introduction

An exploration of "Stillness in Motion". A 5-week Introduction to the Cheng Man-ch'ing style of Tai Chi with Simon leon. With sufficient interest, this may become an ongoing Beginner's Tai Chi class. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $65. Contact Name: Simon Leon. Contact Email: dosho56@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360 661 7298. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Island Dance, 714 Camano Ave, Langley.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Practice

The Whidbey Island Community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Food & Drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free (up to 3 times). Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Quilts for Veterans

We had the Veteran Quilt Sew-a-thon at the Whidbey Island Fair this past month. There was so much interest to continue this effort that we are meeting the first Wednesday of each month at the Deer Lagoon Grange 5142 Bayview Rd Langley, WA. This ongoing monthly event is called “Quilts for Veterans”. We would like to try to make these Veteran Quilts for our local Veterans on Whidbey. We had men, women, boys and girls help with these quilts during the fair. The patterns and sewing is very simple and anyone can sew on these quilts. We need volunteers to cut fabric, sew fabric, iron fabric and also help with the design wall (arranging the blocks) for the veteran quilts. We also have need of patriotic fabric or red, white and blue fabric. We could use batting for the quilts and also backing fabric. We hope that some could donate funds to help offset the fabric, batting and sewing supplies. Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Bring patriotic fabric for event. Contact Name: Anita M. Smith. Contact Email: margins@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-8302. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6:00 PM. Deer Lagoon Grange 5142 Bayview Road, Langley, Washington 98260.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Coupeville Garden Club Meeting

The Coupeville Garden Club, a community service organization, meets the first Thursday of every month at the Coupeville Rec Hall, with coffee and snacks at 9:30 am, and a program beginning at 10 am. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. The monthly business meeting follows the conclusion of the monthly program. On September 3, Everett Chu (owner of Azuza Nursery in Mt. Vernon/landscape designer/popular Master Gardener speaker) will give a lecture on the fundamental principles of natural and beautiful landscape design. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9:30 AM. Coupeville Rec Hall.

Greenbank Garden Club September Meeting

Coffee and social begins at 9:20 a.m. A short meeting begins promptly at 10 a.m. followed by a Program; Maureen Murphy, Bayview Farm and Garden, presents "Colorful Container Gardens". Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Penny O'Leary. Contact Email: greenbankgardenclub@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-222-0361. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Greenbank Progressive Club off 525 at Bakken and Firehouse Roads Greenbank, WA 98253.

Whidbey Veterans Resource Center Hours

All U.S. veterans are invited to attend the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center activities. Many activities, including support groups, writing groups, sailing, equestrian, and others are conducted free or very low cost for veterans and their families. Category: Government. Organizations. Reunions. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: April Pomroy. Contact Email: aprilp.wvrc@gmail.com. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 14096 SR 525 Bayview, WA.

Island County Utility Coordinating Council

Do you dig on private or public property? Are you planning on dragging out that prize juniper and replacing with something else? Do you know where your underground utilities are on your property? Come learn more about what 811 can do for you. Please join our lively discussions during any of our monthly lunch meetings. We work to serve our community in sharing the knowledge of the importance of calling for locates before digging. At our meetings, you will meet local people who are directly involved with locating and marking buried utilities. Drop by anytime and get to know the people that run your local utilities. We are certain you will build alliances to assist with your current and future digging projects. Category: Classes & Lectures. Food & Drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Cost: 10% off lunch. Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Phone: 360-766-5589. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:30 AM. Flyers Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Alzheimer Family Support Group Meeting

Alzheimer's Family Support Group Meeting, for families and individuals who have a loved one with memory loss and dementia. Support, Education and Resources. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: N/A. Contact Name: Karen Cowgill. Contact Email: Marketing@homeplaceoakharbor.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-2555. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Summer Hill Assisted Living 2nd Floor Conference Room 165 - SW 6th Avenue Oak Harbor.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Compassion Meditation 8-Week Series in Anacortes

Are you ready to strengthen your resilience, embrace kindness, and leave criticism and judgment to the side? Do you have mental or emotional blocks creating depression or anxiety patterns? Do you want to become a better friend to yourself so you can be a better friend to others? Join facilitator Amy Colvin for an 8-week Cultivating Compassionate Balance series, and learn to cultivate acceptance and compassion for self, as well as others. Description: Compassionate Balance is a way of living that encompasses acceptance and compassion for self as well as for others, both at home and out in the world. It is a choice to embrace kindness and leave criticism and judgment to the side. It is strengthening our resilience in times of trouble. It is the recognition that peace and compassion can be cultivated. Cultivating Compassionate Balance (an adaptation of Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training) is a Unique Blend of Contemplative Traditions to Help You: • Engage your inner critic with compassion by em… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Early Registration $270, Late Registration $300. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Anacortes Center for Happiness 619 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA.

American Legion Rider's Meeting/Social

First Thursday - social gathering Second Thursday - official meeting Third Thursday - dinner outing Fourth Thursday - official meeting. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lisa McCammon. Contact Email: lcmccammon@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-544-3088. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. American Legion South Whidbey Post 141 14096 State Route 525 Langley. For more info visit americanlegionriderssouthwhidbey.com.

Friends of South Whidbey State Park open meeting with Jon Crimmons

Jon Crimmins, Central Area State Parks Manager for Whidbey Island will host an event for anyone interested in what is happening at South Whidbey State Park. He will focus on the work that the Friends of South Whidbey State Park have accomplished as well as discuss the issues the park is facing (campground closure, future plans for the park, need for volunteers) as well as generate a discussion of how community residents can help make the park a environmental resource for the community. The board of the Friends of South Whidbey State Park will also be there to answer questions about how to be involved in this organization. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: none. Contact Name: Kathy Stetz. Contact Email: katstetz@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206 619-3999. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Freeland Library Meeting room.

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, September 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Gary Stroutsos Presents: Remembering the Stories - the Enduring Legacy of the American Indian Flute

Gary Stroutsos, a world flute recording artist and storyteller, comes to share American Indian songs and stories with the community in Mukilteo, in a beautiful setting above Puget Sound. Instruments from Gary’s one-of-a-kind collection of traditionally-made American Indian flutes will be heard and on display during the Q+A after the presentation. With special guest percussionist Fred Taylor. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20.00 at the door or via www.brownpaperticket.com #2019173. Contact Name: Fred Taylor. Contact Email: fredt@fredtaylormusic.com. Contact Phone: 425-263-9046. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Rosehill Community Center 304 Lincoln Avenue Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.garystroutsos.com.

Whidbey All-Island Community Band Summer Concerts

The Whidbey All-Island Community Band will play a weekly summer concert series featuring a variety of music styles, including traditional military marches, classic pieces, popular tunes, and some songs for dancing. The Band is an all-volunteer group organized in 1966. Thursdays, 7-8PM Free. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Windjammer City Beach Park, Oak Harbor, WA.

Oak Harbor Music Festival

Applications for arts and crafts booths for the 2015 Oak Harbor Music Festival are now being accepted. Applications can be found on our web site www.oakharborfestival. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Festival admission free, booth fees vary depending on size. Contact Name: Margaret Livermore. Contact Email: Artsandcrafts@oakharborfestival.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-1881. Friday, September 4, 2015 – Sunday, September 6, 2015. Historic Downtown Oak Harbor.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

Saturday morning All You Can Eat Breakfast includes Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Pancakes, Orange Juice, Coffee or Tea. Category: Charitable. Family. Food & Drink. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 adults $3 under 12. Contact Name: David Eccles. Contact Email: ldeccles67@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360.969.3149. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Masonic Hall 8th & North Main, Coupeville.

Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Practice

The Whidbey Island Community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Food & Drink. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free (up to 3 times). Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Meerkerk Labor Day Sale

September 5th & 6th, Meerkerk's inventory reduction sale slashing prices by 50% off potted plants as well as most of the in-ground stock. Species and hybrid rhodies from 1 gallon pots to 6' plants. Shop early for best selection. Entrance to the Gardens free on sales days. Category: 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, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA 98253. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Bayview Farmers' Market

Largest farmers' market on the Island, with local produce, flowers, honey, jam, cheese, baked goods, hot foods, blended coffees, artisanal wares and more, along with live music, chef demos, games for kids and free parking! Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Sharon Warwick. Contact Email: pihoqahiak6@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3603214302. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Corner of Bayview Corner and Highway 525, WA. For more info visit www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

Friends of the Freeland Library Used Book Sale

Does September make you think about books? Hundreds of great books for all ages available at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Beth B. Johns and Jeanne Valdez visit Garry Oak Gallery

Visit the gallery in the morning to see photographer Beth B. Johns, or the afternoon for painter Jeanne Valdez. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

“Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” Exhibition

The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA” Exhibition – the 12th Annual Show of Whidbey’s Finest Woodwork. This year’s show promises exceptional work by twenty of Whidbey’s best! September 5 - 7, 2015. Exhibition (free) open Noon -5PM daily; plus reception Friday, September 4; 6-9PM. A color program will be available at the door and online at www.Woodpalooza.com. During the Exhibition, you are invited to spend quality time with woodworking artisans while you experience the beauty of their creations. You’ll learn firsthand the inspiration and process that go into each artist’s work, while enjoying many scenic island views as you discover Langley. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Gary Leake. Contact Email: garyandsandyleake@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360.678.1347. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), Zech Hall, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA 98260.

Olympic UFO Meet Up

The first Saturday of the month Olympic UFO Meet Up will take place on September 5 from 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, located at 1841 Sheridan Ave. in Port Townsend. Maurene Morgan will present a program on "A Day in the Life of a Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Field Investigator." Maurene will show an excerpt from a Hanger 1 episode and then compare it with the procedures that Field Investigators use from case assignment to conclusion. She will also talk about the mysterious 'silent explosion' that occurred near Port Townsend on August 2nd. Those who believe they have experienced anomalous phenomena or would like to continue the discussion are invited to get together at a different location following the main meeting For more information about the Olympic UFO Meet Up or the location of the after-meeting group, please call 360-344-2991 or email olympic.ufo@gmail.com. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Maurene Morgan. Contact Email: maurene.morgan4@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-344-2991. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Quaker Meeting House 1841 Sheridan Ave. Port Townsend, WA.

Olympic UFO Meet Up

Olympic UFO Meet Up meets on August 1 from 1:00--3:00 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, located at 1841 Sheridan Ave. in Port Townsend. Maurene Morgan will show a video of Linda Moulton Howe's extraordinary presentation at the 2014 Contact in the Desert Conference called Taxonomy of Extraterrestrials. All attendees are invited to meet afterwards at a different location to further explore ETs, close encounters, and other anomalous phenomena. Maurene is a WA State MUFON Section Director and Certified UFO Field Investigator. For more information, call 360-344-2991 or email olympic.ufo@gmail.com. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Maurene Morgan. Contact Phone: 360-344-2991. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Quaker Meeting House 1841 Sheridan Ave. Port Townsend, WA.

Olympic Music Festival

Join us for a relaxing day of exquisite music, walks through the gardens and around the farm, and picnicking on the lawn. Experience Chamber Music in an environment that is comfortable and inviting to aficionados and neophytes alike and start a new summer tradition! Choose to sit in the 100-year old barn or out on the lawn, where concerts are broadcast by speaker. Gate opens at 11:30 AM for picnicking on the grounds. Barn doors open at 1 PM for general seating. Concert begins at 2 PM. Ticket prices range from $20-32. Tickets for the Summer Gala Weekend of August 1st and 2nd are $60, and tickets for the Family Concert on July 19th are $8. Lawn tickets are only available at the gate and never sell out. Please call the Box Office at 360-732-4800 for information and reservations. Reservations are recommended to ensure a seat inside the barn. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 20-32. Contact Name: Hallie Kopald. Contact Email: info@olympicmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 360-732-4800. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 7360 Center Road, Quilcene, WA 98376.

Saturday Matinee @ the Library

Gregory Peck stars in the film based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Family. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Art Gallery ArtWalk

September at the Whidbey Art Gallery September at the Whidbey Art Gallery will feature original art from guest artists Richard Nash, Maryon Attwood and featured member Barbara Mearing. Guest artist Richard Nash will display his botanicals, paintings done from real life. An abstract painter and sculpture, his goal is to create visually enduring 2 and 3 dimensional compositions that continue to engage the willing viewer in an intellectual and spiritual manner. Guest artist Maryon Attwood will share her Spirit Houses a tradition from Southeast Asia and Thailand. One of the founders of Cook o Clay, Maryon’s Spirit Houses reflect her interest I the world of the spirit ad her interest in architecture. Barbara Mearing will share her pastels. Barbara enjoys painting the gentle or dramatic beauty of the Pacific Northwest with the world. Please join us for an artist reception of this original art on September 6th during First Saturday Art Walk from 5 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy light refreshments and meet these… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No charge. Contact Name: Tom Hanify. Contact Email: hanify@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603214094. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 220 Second Street Langley WA 98260.

Live Music Labor Day Weekend in Everett

Come on out to Dayton’s on Hewitt in bustling downtown Everett for a rare live performance from Whidbey Island’s mouth-drumming mulit-instrumentalist, Jim Castaneda and his ‘one-man-band’ on Saturday, September 5th at 9pm. This beatbox-driven solo project, aptly named ‘Original Jim’ plays songs from his debut album, ‘Beatbox Soul’ as well as unique arrangements of some classic tunes from the jazz, rock, pop and soul genre’. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Food & Drink. Music. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Dayton's on Hewitt. For more info visit www.originaljim.com.

Meerkerk Labor Day Sale

September 5th & 6th, Meerkerk's inventory reduction sale slashing prices by 50% off potted plants as well as most of the in-ground stock. Species and hybrid rhodies from 1 gallon pots to 6' plants. Shop early for best selection. Entrance to the Gardens free on sales days. Category: 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, September 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA 98253. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Sunday Running Group

A running group for all, with an emphasis on getting in our long runs (whatever "long" means to you) on a weekly basis. 8 min/mile to 13 min/mile. Meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the route and stretch. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:10 a.m. Easy parking, bathrooms available at start. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Donna. Contact Email: runner@pelicanart.com. Contact Phone: 707-235-3717. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. stone car, Flintstone Park, SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA.

Summer Worship Schedule

One combined worship service for summer. Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Connie Jones. Contact Email: wpc@whidbeypres.org. Contact Phone: 360-679-3579. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM. Whidbey Presbyterian Church 1148 SE 8th Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

FREE Military Family Admission Sunday at Imagine Children's Museum

FREE Military Family Admission is today! Every 1st Sunday of the month active, reservist, retired and gold star member families get into the Museum for FREE! Military ID is required Sponsored by Fred Meyer Fund. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall Street, Everett WA 98201.

“Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” Exhibition

The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA” Exhibition – the 12th Annual Show of Whidbey’s Finest Woodwork. This year’s show promises exceptional work by twenty of Whidbey’s best! September 5 - 7, 2015. Exhibition (free) open Noon -5PM daily; plus reception Friday, September 4; 6-9PM. A color program will be available at the door and online at www.Woodpalooza.com. During the Exhibition, you are invited to spend quality time with woodworking artisans while you experience the beauty of their creations. You’ll learn firsthand the inspiration and process that go into each artist’s work, while enjoying many scenic island views as you discover Langley. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Gary Leake. Contact Email: garyandsandyleake@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360.678.1347. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), Zech Hall, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA 98260 (360-221-8262).

Olympic Music Festival

Join us for a relaxing day of exquisite music, walks through the gardens and around the farm, and picnicking on the lawn. Experience Chamber Music in an environment that is comfortable and inviting to aficionados and neophytes alike and start a new summer tradition! Choose to sit in the 100-year old barn or out on the lawn, where concerts are broadcast by speaker. Gate opens at 11:30 AM for picnicking on the grounds. Barn doors open at 1 PM for general seating. Concert begins at 2 PM. Ticket prices range from $20-32. Tickets for the Summer Gala Weekend of August 1st and 2nd are $60, and tickets for the Family Concert on July 19th are $8. Lawn tickets are only available at the gate and never sell out. Please call the Box Office at 360-732-4800 for information and reservations. Reservations are recommended to ensure a seat inside the barn. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 20-32. Contact Name: Hallie Kopald. Contact Email: info@olympicmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 360-732-4800. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 7360 Center Road, Quilcene, WA 98376.

Dragon Boat Team Tsunami Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy this ancient and competitive sport. We would like to introduce you to this fun team sport. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

“Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” Exhibition

The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA” Exhibition – the 12th Annual Show of Whidbey’s Finest Woodwork. This year’s show promises exceptional work by twenty of Whidbey’s best! September 5 - 7, 2015. Exhibition (free) open Noon -5PM daily; plus reception Friday, September 4; 6-9PM. A color program will be available at the door and online at www.Woodpalooza.com. During the Exhibition, you are invited to spend quality time with woodworking artisans while you experience the beauty of their creations. You’ll learn firsthand the inspiration and process that go into each artist’s work, while enjoying many scenic island views as you discover Langley. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Gary Leake. Contact Email: garyandsandyleake@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360.678.1347. Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), Zech Hall, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA 98260 (360-221-8262).

All Things Vintage

Come celebrate the end of Labor Day weekend with Maple Ridge! We are featuring live music, food and displays of all things vintage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Food & Drink. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Monday, September 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Maple Ridge Assisted Living 1767 Alliance Ave Freeland.

Sunnyside Cemetery Labor Day Heritage Tour

Historian LYNN HYDE will respectfully introduce you to – and share the stories of some of the first residents of Whidbey Island. A special hour-long tour will illuminate why this place of peace ranks high among Washington's most important territorial burial grounds. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn how those from the past helped shape the future. Category: Classes & Lectures. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8. per person. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-3310. Monday, September 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Sunnyside Cemetery Cemetery RD Coupeville.

Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Practice

The Whidbey Island Community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Food & Drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free (up to 3 times). Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 7, 2015, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Pennie Allison Rees Attends Garry Oak Gallery

Visit Garry Oak Gallery to meet painter Pennie Allison Rees. Her translucent watercolors capture Whidbey island's tranquility in soft, intricate strokes. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Hammons Preserve Painting Party

Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers as we finish painting the shed at the Hammons Preserve. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: projects@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hammons Preserve in Clinton. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

September Members Meeting

Langley Chamber Members Meet The Langley Chamber of Commerce member’s meeting will be at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Prima Bistro. All current or prospective members are welcome. Sami Postma, Program Director of the Economic Development Council, will speak about how the Council can help businesses from start-up to payroll, websites, HR and hiring, marketing and beyond. The EDC offers a wide range of free services to suit every business. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Betty Freeman. Contact Email: membership@whidbey.com. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Prima Bistro, First St. Langley.

Coupeville HUB Presents, Financial Fraud and Scams by Attorney Margaret Delp

Attorney Margaret Delp will discuss Estate Planning and how to protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation and Scams. Question and Answer period. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Glenda Cantrell. Contact Email: glenda@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 360-720-2955. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 1:00 PM. Coupeville HUB, United Methodist Church 608 Main St. Coupeville WA.

Second Annual Community Feast

A celebration of community with a gathering at the Second Street Plaza for a sit down feast. Bring a potluck dish (enough to feed three) and we'll save you a chair at the table. Great gathering after the summer season to just enjoy local friends and neighbors. Brought to you by Langley Main Street and Langley Community Club. Come eat! Category: Family. Food & Drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free: Bring a Potluck Dish. Contact Name: Lorinda Kay. Contact Email: mainstreet@whidbey.com. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Second Street, Langley.

Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Practice

The Whidbey Island Community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Food & Drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free (up to 3 times). Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Literature & Laughter Book Group: Ivan Doig

Join us for a discussion of the works of Ivan Doig. All are welcome! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Alcohoics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of “The Creation by Edward O. Wilson.” This is a book about the fate of the earth and the survival of our planet. All are welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 9:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Whidbey Veterans Resource Center Hours

All U.S. veterans are invited to attend the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center activities. Many activities, including support groups, writing groups, sailing, equestrian, and others are conducted free or very low cost for veterans and their families. Category: Government. Organizations. Reunions. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: April Pomroy. Contact Email: aprilp.wvrc@gmail.com. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 14096 SR 525 Bayview, WA.

Meet Joanne Deckwa and Jeanne Valdez at Garry Oak Gallery.

Visit the gallery in the morning to see jewelry designer Joanne Deckwa, and in the afternoon for painter Jeanne Valdez. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Compassion Meditation 8-Week Series in Anacortes

Are you ready to strengthen your resilience, embrace kindness, and leave criticism and judgment to the side? Do you have mental or emotional blocks creating depression or anxiety patterns? Do you want to become a better friend to yourself so you can be a better friend to others? Join facilitator Amy Colvin for an 8-week Cultivating Compassionate Balance series, and learn to cultivate acceptance and compassion for self, as well as others. Description: Compassionate Balance is a way of living that encompasses acceptance and compassion for self as well as for others, both at home and out in the world. It is a choice to embrace kindness and leave criticism and judgment to the side. It is strengthening our resilience in times of trouble. It is the recognition that peace and compassion can be cultivated. Cultivating Compassionate Balance (an adaptation of Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training) is a Unique Blend of Contemplative Traditions to Help You: • Engage your inner critic with compassion by em… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Early Registration $270, Late Registration $300. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Anacortes Center for Happiness 619 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA.

American Legion Rider's Meeting/Social

First Thursday - social gathering Second Thursday - official meeting Third Thursday - dinner outing Fourth Thursday - official meeting. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lisa McCammon. Contact Email: lcmccammon@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-544-3088. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. American Legion South Whidbey Post 141 14096 State Route 525 Langley. For more info visit americanlegionriderssouthwhidbey.com.

OH Sister City "Godspell" Fundraiser

Silent Auction starts at 6:45. Great options to choose from : Sneak preview: San Juan IslandsTour from air and lunch for 2, Wine Hors D'oeuvres and Fun and desert at intermission. And the best part is Godspell (the Musical) great music superbly performed by talented local artists Tickets also at Click Music . Or call Bob Wall. Category: Charitable. Audience: Families. Cost: $25.00. Contact Name: Bob Wall. Contact Email: bobcwall@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3606790945. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:45 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

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, September 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Whidbey All-Island Community Band Summer Concerts

The Whidbey All-Island Community Band will play a weekly summer concert series featuring a variety of music styles, including traditional military marches, classic pieces, popular tunes, and some songs for dancing. The Band is an all-volunteer group organized in 1966. Thursdays, 7-8PM Free. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Windjammer City Beach Park, Oak Harbor, WA.

Oak Harbor Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Oak Harbor Library are having their Annual Book Sale Friday and Saturday, September 11-12th from 9 AM-5 PM. Thousands of books for sale. All proceeds benefit the Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anne Sullivan. Contact Email: absullivan@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 3602400560. Friday, September 11, 2015 – Saturday, September 12, 2015. Oak Harbor Library 1000 SE Regatta Oak Harbor.

Friends of the Oak Harbor Library Annual Book Sale

Thousands of gently used books for all ages, available for purchase at bargain prices from the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All proceeds benefit the library. Call the library for more information. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, September 11, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Walking Festival

A multi-event, three-day festival of walks Sept. 11-13. The three-day festival offers four walk routes in the heart of beautiful Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. Explore Coupeville, Washington's second oldest town and the surrounding counytryside. Walks feature historic Front Street and the wharf; Victorian homes, farm fields and beaches. Fabulous views of Puget Sound and Mountains on every walk. Check website for daily start times. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, AVA Credit. Contact Name: Sue Payton. Contact Email: nwtuliptrekkers@gmail.com. Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:00 AM. Coupeville Recreation Hall 901 NW Alexander St Coupeville. For more info visit www.nwtrekkers.org.

2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: "Soldier Girls"

Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of this title by Helen Thorpe. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

SVC: Finding Your Resources & Canned Food/Coat Drive

Lend a helping hand! Bring gently used coats, canned food, or school supplies to donate at SVC's Finding Your Resources Event! Have you ever asked Yourself: Where will I sleep tonight? What will I eat? What will I feed my children? How will I survive the night? What will I wear? Who can help me? Local Organizations who can help you answer those questions and more will be at the college from 11AM-1PM to provide information of the services they off and answer any questions you may have. Category: Charitable. Food & Drink. Organizations. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Raynette Parks. Contact Email: raynette.parks@skagit.edu. Friday, September 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 1900 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Oak Hall 2nd Floor.

Mukilteo LightHouse Festival

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival is celebrating its 50th year! Our community based festival includes a 5k/10k run, tennis tournament, art, music, food, parade, fireworks, and so much more! Tennis Tournament – Friday, August 28th – Sunday, August 30th – Kamiak High School Tennis Courts Run-A-Muk – Saturday, August 29th – Old Town Mukilteo Main Festival – Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th – Lighthouse Park Parade- Saturday, September 12th 10:45- Harbour Pointe Blvd. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Food & Drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Entry. Contact Name: Sarah Landsberg. Contact Email: info@mukfest.com. Contact Phone: 4253535516. Friday, September 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – Sunday, September 13, 2015, 5:00 PM. 609 Front Street Mukilteo, WA 98275.

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, September 11, 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.

Schubert Concert

Schubert concert Eight members of the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra will perform Schubert's Octet at the Baby Island Saratoga Club. Each year the club designates one non-profit to support, and this year's fund-raiser will be on behalf of the orchestra. The musicians are Robyn Jones on clarinet, Shelley Hasenoehrl on bassoon, Colleen Childs on French horn, Cynthia Morrow and Beverly Heising on violin, Linda Morris on viola, Enid Braun on cello, and Jo Hansen on bass. The concert will be at the Baby Island Saratoga Club on Friday, September 11, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The club’s address is 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA. For more info, see the orchestra website at whidbeyorchestras.org. Category: Benefit. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free, donation requested. Contact Name: Kathy Pryde. Contact Email: kathy@jjkpryde.com. Contact Phone: 978-289-3906. Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Baby Island Saratoga Club.

Whidbey Western Games Association Show

WWGA presents our patterned horse racing game show, come out and ride with us! Riders welcome from all age groups, you do not have to be a member to bring your horse and have some fun! Riders from all disciplines and experience levels welcome. Shows start at 10:00am, sign-up by 9:30am. Camping and stalls available. For more information, please visit our website. We hope to see you and your horse. Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies for participation, free to watch. Saturday, September 12, 2015 – Sunday, September 13, 2015. Island County Fairgrounds Jim Eakin Arena 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.whidbeywesterngamesassociation.org.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

Saturday morning All You Can Eat Breakfast includes Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Pancakes, Orange Juice, Coffee or Tea. Category: Charitable. Family. Food & Drink. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 adults $3 under 12. Contact Name: David Eccles. Contact Email: ldeccles67@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360.969.3149. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Masonic Hall 8th & North Main, Coupeville.

Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Practice

The Whidbey Island Community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Food & Drink. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free (up to 3 times). Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show

The 20th and final (and free!) Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show features exhibitors with tractors, vintage vehicles, engines, models and gizmos, as well as children's activities, hay rides, food and music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6th St. and T Ave. Anacortes.

Friends of the Oak Harbor Library Annual Book Sale

Thousands of gently used books for all ages, available for purchase at bargain prices from the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All proceeds benefit the library. Call the library for more information. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Getting Ready for Medicare

This seminar is designed for those people who will be going on Medicare in the next 6 months or those who want to know more about Medicare. We will cover parts A and B, supplemental plans, advantage plans and drug plans. If you need help finding a drug plan, please bring a detailed list of your medications. Counselors will be available for questions and some assistance after this seminar. This program is presented by SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisers) a program of the Insurance Commissioner's Office. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Annette Barca. Contact Email: abquilts@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606788328. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A 101 North Main Coupeville.

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, September 12, 2015, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. Ciao Restaurant. For more info visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

Bayview Farmers' Market

Largest farmers' market on the Island, with local produce, flowers, honey, jam, cheese, baked goods, hot foods, blended coffees, artisanal wares and more, along with live music, chef demos, games for kids and free parking! Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Sharon Warwick. Contact Email: pihoqahiak6@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3603214302. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Corner of Bayview Corner and Highway 525, WA. For more info visit www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

Gadget Clinic - Hands On Tech Help

Personalized hands on help with your technology questions. Help with eReaders, tablets and all Sno-Isle streaming media. Please preregister. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Megan McClung Memorial Run

This race is dedicated to Major Megan McClung (April 14, 1972–December 6, 2006) who was the first female USMC officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. Major McClung was serving as a public affairs officer in Al Anbar Province, Iraq when she was killed. The city of Oak Harbor, WA and Megan’s parents are hosting this 7th annual run to remember this fallen hero and to raise funds for her fellow Marines and sailors who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Runners will have a choice between a 10k run, a 5k run and a kids 1k run. Registered runners will get a free race shirt and a commemorative poker chip. All proceeds will go to the Semper Fi Fund. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $30 for 5k and $40 for 10k. Contact Name: Melissa Riker. Contact Email: racedirector@meganmcclungmemorialrun.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-2489. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Start line is at Flintstone Park on Bayshore Ave. Finish line is in Windjammer Park at the Gazebo area.

Whidbey Island Farm Tour

The 10th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2015, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Explore 12 working farms, purchase locally-grown produce, visit the farm animals, enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations, and soak up the rural character of beautiful Whidbey Island. The tour is FREE! You can start anywhere and take in as many or as few farms as you like. Download or open the map from the web site – www.whidbeyfarmtour.com – and make your plans to tour Whidbey farms! Maps are also available on the Mukilteo and Port Townsend Ferries. Category: Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Food & Drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Cassatt. Contact Email: sarah@whidbeycd.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4708. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. South Whidbey Tilth Sustainability Campus 2812 Thompson Road Langley, WA 98260 (This tour happens at several farms on Whidbey Island - please see www.whidbeyfarmtour.com for directions to all locations.).

Whidbey Walking Festival

A multi-event, three-day festival of walks Sept. 11-13. The three-day festival offers four walk routes in the heart of beautiful Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. Explore Coupeville, Washington's second oldest town and the surrounding counytryside. Walks feature historic Front Street and the wharf; Victorian homes, farm fields and beaches. Fabulous views of Puget Sound and Mountains on every walk. Check website for daily start times. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, AVA Credit. Contact Name: Sue Payton. Contact Email: nwtuliptrekkers@gmail.com. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM. Coupeville Recreation Hall 901 NW Alexander St Coupeville. For more info visit www.nwtrekkers.org.

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 19th Annual Frog Frolic

Join SHADOW as we celebrate 19 years of habitat preservation, restoration, and environmental education during this year's Frog Frolic featuring Guided Bog Tours, Children's Activities, Entertainment, Food and Drinks, Raffle and Silent Auction. Frog Frolic is a community celebration and benefit for the continued wetland and habitat preservation, restoration, and environmental education in South King County. To learn more about SHADOW, please visit shadowhabitat.org! Category: Benefit. Family. Food & Drink. Music. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Sahara Suval. Contact Email: info@shadowhabitat.org. Contact Phone: 425-432-4914. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058. For more info visit shadowhabitat.org.

Mt Rainier Concert Series

- There is a new concert venue in south Pierce County. The 2015 Mt. Rainier Concert Series will kick off at the Ashford Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 2 p.m.–5 p.m. at the beautiful new Ashford County Park, located at the base of Mt. Rainier in Ashford, Wash. This family-friendly concert venue is a natural, grassy amphitheater with plenty of room for your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing. Feel free to bring your picnic baskets. Admission for the grand opening of Mt. Rainier Concert Series will be free, donations appreciated. Donations will benefit Friends of the Upper Nisqually and the Mt. Rainier Concert Series. The series starts off in world-class fashion with Seattle’s award-winning Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, who were recently honored with several music awards from the Washington Blues Society, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Song Writer of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Best New Recording for 2015. They are high-energy! We are also pleased to announce the appe… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Pam Painter. Contact Email: info@mt-rainier.com. Contact Phone: 360-569-0910. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 29801 SR 706 Ashford, WA 98304.

Olympic Music Festival

Join us for a relaxing day of exquisite music, walks through the gardens and around the farm, and picnicking on the lawn. Experience Chamber Music in an environment that is comfortable and inviting to aficionados and neophytes alike and start a new summer tradition! Choose to sit in the 100-year old barn or out on the lawn, where concerts are broadcast by speaker. Gate opens at 11:30 AM for picnicking on the grounds. Barn doors open at 1 PM for general seating. Concert begins at 2 PM. Ticket prices range from $20-32. Tickets for the Summer Gala Weekend of August 1st and 2nd are $60, and tickets for the Family Concert on July 19th are $8. Lawn tickets are only available at the gate and never sell out. Please call the Box Office at 360-732-4800 for information and reservations. Reservations are recommended to ensure a seat inside the barn. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 20-32. Contact Name: Hallie Kopald. Contact Email: info@olympicmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 360-732-4800. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 7360 Center Road, Quilcene, WA 98376.

Sunday Running Group

A running group for all, with an emphasis on getting in our long runs (whatever "long" means to you) on a weekly basis. 8 min/mile to 13 min/mile. Meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the route and stretch. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:10 a.m. Easy parking, bathrooms available at start. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Donna. Contact Email: runner@pelicanart.com. Contact Phone: 707-235-3717. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. stone car, Flintstone Park, SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA.

Whidbey Island Farm Tour

The 10th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2015, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Explore 12 working farms, purchase locally-grown produce, visit the farm animals, enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations, and soak up the rural character of beautiful Whidbey Island. The tour is FREE! You can start anywhere and take in as many or as few farms as you like. Download or open the map from the web site – www.whidbeyfarmtour.com – and make your plans to tour Whidbey farms! Maps are also available on the Mukilteo and Port Townsend Ferries. Category: Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Food & Drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Cassatt. Contact Email: sarah@whidbeycd.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4708. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. South Whidbey Tilth Sustainability Campus 2812 Thompson Road Langley, WA 98260 (This tour happens at several farms on Whidbey Island - please see www.whidbeyfarmtour.com for directions to all locations.).

Whidbey Walking Festival

A multi-event, three-day festival of walks Sept. 11-13. The three-day festival offers four walk routes in the heart of beautiful Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. Explore Coupeville, Washington's second oldest town and the surrounding counytryside. Walks feature historic Front Street and the wharf; Victorian homes, farm fields and beaches. Fabulous views of Puget Sound and Mountains on every walk. Check website for daily start times. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, AVA Credit. Contact Name: Sue Payton. Contact Email: nwtuliptrekkers@gmail.com. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:00 AM. Coupeville Recreation Hall 901 NW Alexander St Coupeville. For more info visit www.nwtrekkers.org.

Meet Marie Thornton at Garry Oak Gallery

Drop by Garry Oak to meet painter Marie Thornton! Her lively work captures everyday moments and scenes in photographic detail. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Olympic Music Festival

Join us for a relaxing day of exquisite music, walks through the gardens and around the farm, and picnicking on the lawn. Experience Chamber Music in an environment that is comfortable and inviting to aficionados and neophytes alike and start a new summer tradition! Choose to sit in the 100-year old barn or out on the lawn, where concerts are broadcast by speaker. Gate opens at 11:30 AM for picnicking on the grounds. Barn doors open at 1 PM for general seating. Concert begins at 2 PM. Ticket prices range from $20-32. Tickets for the Summer Gala Weekend of August 1st and 2nd are $60, and tickets for the Family Concert on July 19th are $8. Lawn tickets are only available at the gate and never sell out. Please call the Box Office at 360-732-4800 for information and reservations. Reservations are recommended to ensure a seat inside the barn. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 20-32. Contact Name: Hallie Kopald. Contact Email: info@olympicmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 360-732-4800. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 7360 Center Road, Quilcene, WA 98376.

Dragon Boat Team Tsunami Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy this ancient and competitive sport. We would like to introduce you to this fun team sport. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

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, September 13, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church.

Alcohoics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Meet Shaun Marie Graham at Garry Oak Gallery

Come to Garry Oak to meet Shaun Marie Graham, who bases her beautiful silver jewelry on her love of animals and the outdoors. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Monday, September 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Practice

The Whidbey Island Community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Food & Drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free (up to 3 times). Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 14, 2015, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Beginning Glassblowing

"Beginning Glassblowing" taught by Ed Schmid of Glass Mountain Studios in Bellingham, WA, will focus on the fundamentals - with an emphasis on fun - of working with molten glass. Ed Schmid is the author of the best-selling instructional books "Beginning Glassblowing" and "Advanced Glassworking Techniques". Tuition includes class, housing, meals and basic supplies. For all skill levels. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 1300.00. Contact Name: Liesl Schubel. Contact Email: lschubel@pilchuck.com. Contact Phone: 360-445-3111. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – Sunday, September 20, 2015. Pilchuck Glass School 1201 316th ST NW Stanwood, WA 98292. For more info visit pilchuck.com.

Wear Your Work - Basic Glass Jewelry Class

In "Wear Your Work" taught by Gorilla Glass guru Jason Pfohl, students will develop design concepts for jewelry and learn a series of basic glass jewelry making techniques including flameworking with borosilicate glass, carving glass billets, and coldworking to add pattern and texture. For all skills levels. Tuition includes class, housing, meals and basic supplies. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 940.00. Contact Name: Liesl Schubel. Contact Email: lschubel@pilchuck.com. Contact Phone: 360-445-3111. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – Sunday, September 20, 2015. Pilchuck Glass School 1201 316th ST NW Stanwood, WA 98292. For more info visit pilchuck.com.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group

Join us for a great book discussion of Velma Wallis' "Two Old Women." Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Everyone is welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 9:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Every Child Ready to Read and Rock! with Charlie Hope

Singing is one of the five Ready Readers practices essential to growing a reader. Join celebrated musician Charlie Hope for a rockin’ time and discover new fun ways to reinforce early literacy. For ages 0 – 5 with an adult caregiver. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meet Shaun Marie Graham at Garry Oak Gallery

Come to Garry Oak to meet Shaun Marie Graham, who bases her beautiful silver jewelry on her love of animals and the outdoors. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Friends of the Freeland Library Meeting

Find out what the Friends of the Library do and how they support the library. Everyone welcome! Category: Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

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, September 16, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

eBooks for iPad

This class will help you set up your iPad/iPhone to access the new world of eBooks and eAudio books from the Sno-Isle digital media collection. This session is focused on the installation and practical navigation of the Overdrive and 3M digital services. Bring your iOS or Mac OS device and your library card. Please preregister. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

eBooks for Kindle

This class will help you set up your Kindle to access the new world of eBooks and eAudio books from the Sno-Isle digital media collection. This session is focused on the installation and practical navigation of the Overdrive services. Bring your Kindle device, your library card and your amazon login ID and password. Please preregister. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Public Tour to Discuss Campground closure

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two public walking tours to learn about the issues that led to the campground closure earlier this spring at South Whidbey State Park. The Park tour will be led by Robert Fimbel, State Parks Stewardship Program. The tours will leave from the day-use parking area. Each tour is about 90- minutes, with ample time for questions and answers. No Discover Pass will be required for those attending the tours. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. No Discover Pass required. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. South Whidbey State Park 4128 Smuggler's Cove Rd. Freeland, WA.

Public Tour to Discuss Campground Closure

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two public walking tours to learn about the issues that led to the campground closure earlier this spring at South Whidbey State Park. The Park tour will be led by Robert Fimbel, State Parks Stewardship Program. The tours will leave from the day-use parking area. Each tour is about 90- minutes, with ample time for questions and answers. No Discover Pass will be required for those attending the tours. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. South Whidbey State Park 4128 Smugglers Cove Rd Freeland, WA.

Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Practice

The Whidbey Island Community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Food & Drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free (up to 3 times). Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

SWELL Book Discussion Group

Are you looking for an evening book discussion group? Join us the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear is the title for September. Maisie is 14 when her mother dies, and she must go into service to help her father make ends meet. Her prodigious intellect and the fact that she is sneaking into the manor library at night to read Hume, Kierkegaard, and Jung alert Lady Rowan to the fact that she has an unusual maid. Everyone is welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wednesdays & Sundays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. 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, September 17, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Veterans Resource Center Hours

All U.S. veterans are invited to attend the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center activities. Many activities, including support groups, writing groups, sailing, equestrian, and others are conducted free or very low cost for veterans and their families. Category: Government. Organizations. Reunions. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: April Pomroy. Contact Email: aprilp.wvrc@gmail.com. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 14096 SR 525 Bayview, WA.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meet the Author: Wendell Duffield

Join retired USGS geologist, Wendell Duffield as he discusses his new novel: "Jiggles, Rolf, and the Remarkable Finale to Frank Stone's Career." All are welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Therapeutic Touch

Join Patricia Connell, RN, for this talk on Therapeutic Touch (TT), a non-invasive energy healing modality that anyone can learn. Learn how TT can assist with healing. Supported by the Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association; for more information please visit wihha.com. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Compassion Meditation 8-Week Series in Anacortes

Are you ready to strengthen your resilience, embrace kindness, and leave criticism and judgment to the side? Do you have mental or emotional blocks creating depression or anxiety patterns? Do you want to become a better friend to yourself so you can be a better friend to others? Join facilitator Amy Colvin for an 8-week Cultivating Compassionate Balance series, and learn to cultivate acceptance and compassion for self, as well as others. Description: Compassionate Balance is a way of living that encompasses acceptance and compassion for self as well as for others, both at home and out in the world. It is a choice to embrace kindness and leave criticism and judgment to the side. It is strengthening our resilience in times of trouble. It is the recognition that peace and compassion can be cultivated. Cultivating Compassionate Balance (an adaptation of Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training) is a Unique Blend of Contemplative Traditions to Help You: • Engage your inner critic with compassion by em… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Early Registration $270, Late Registration $300. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Anacortes Center for Happiness 619 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA.

American Legion Rider's Meeting/Social

First Thursday - social gathering Second Thursday - official meeting Third Thursday - dinner outing Fourth Thursday - official meeting. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lisa McCammon. Contact Email: lcmccammon@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-544-3088. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. American Legion South Whidbey Post 141 14096 State Route 525 Langley. For more info visit americanlegionriderssouthwhidbey.com.

Inside "Inside Out": The Movie that's Changing Minds

(Please note: this event has been moved from Sept 18.) The recent highly-rated Pixar-Disney Films production of "Inside Out" has a lot of families talking....talking about thinking and feelings. This brilliant film incorporates cutting edge research and knowledge in the fields of neuroplasticity of the brain and how they interact with emotions and memory. Dr. Craig Weiner will show you how to apply the concepts explored in the film to your own life and how best to apply its content with your children, and explore interesting stories about the making of the film and the unique team brought together for its creation. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. After fifteen years practicing in Walnut Creek, California, Dr. Craig Weiner was propelled to move to the enchanted community of South Whidbey Island. Here, he established The Chiropractic Zone. He is also the creator of the popular Transformational Dialogues, a monthly series of evening presentations with respected professionals from a wide array of… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30 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, September 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Americalma South American Musical Journey

A unique and special opportunity to experience South American, Sufi and world music at its best. Extraordinary musicians and vocalist from Chile and Germany in an intimate setting rather than a concert hall! This is Americalma's first visit to Whidbey Island. Check out Andres Condon on YouTube! An event not to be missed! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12. Contact Name: Judyth Reichenberg. Contact Email: judythr@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-7715. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Unity of Whidbey 5671 Crawford Road Langley, WA.

Saratoga Woods Pollinator Garden Prep

Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust as we prep for a native pollinator garden in the parking area of Saratoga Woods. We'll provide snacks, drinks, and tools. All you need is work gloves! Please sign up at the link above. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: projects@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Friday, September 18, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Saratoga Woods near Langley. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

Inside "Inside Out": The Movie that's Changing Minds

The recent highly-rated Pixar-Disney Films production of "Inside Out" has a lot of families talking....talking about thinking and feelings. This brilliant film incorporates cutting edge research and knowledge in the fields of neuroplasticity of the brain and how they interact with emotions and memory. Dr. Craig Weiner will show you how to apply the concepts explored in the film to your own life and how best to apply its content with your children, and explore interesting stories about the making of the film and the unique team brought together for its creation. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. After fifteen years practicing in Walnut Creek, California, Dr. Craig Weiner was propelled to move to the enchanted community of South Whidbey Island. Here, he established The Chiropractic Zone. He is also the creator of the popular Transformational Dialogues, a monthly series of evening presentations with respected professionals from a wide array of healing fields. His work has expanded into arenas of h… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, September 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley Wa.

How to Start a Business

Learn how to write a business plan using the Small Business Administration's format. In the process you will discover some library tools that can save you hundreds of dollars. Seating is limited. Please preregister online or call the library. Supported by Island County Economic Development Council. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, September 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Movie Matinee at the Library

Gregory Peck stars in the film based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Join us at the library for a free screening of this classic film. Not rated. 82 minutes. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, September 18, 2015, 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

FREE Amateur Radio Licensing Class

This FREE 2 Saturday radio class is for everyone with little or no radio knowledge and will give you everything to get an amateur radio license and into this very exciting cutting edge hobby. You can talk around the world on a radio that cost only $50. The VEC Test cost $15. Many families attend. There are 50 pages of handouts with 152 illustrations and quizzes and many items to see, feel and handle. 5 instructors will answer your individual questions. There is over a 95% pass rate, and many pass the second level test also. Video songs and informative utubes makes this a fun class for all. Do something exciting for yourself this year. Get your radio license. Ham radios are great for Emergency preparedness and Survivalist, Hiking, Camping, and Boating. Please register so your handouts can be prepared. Register by sending an email to Daniel Stevens, at KL7WM@aol.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Food & Drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE Class, but the test cost $15. Contact Name: Daniel Stevens. Contact Email: KL7WM@aol.com. Contact Phone: 206 228 9274. Saturday, September 19, 2015 – Saturday, September 26, 2015. PC Center 2363 NW 80th Street Seattle, WA 98031.

Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Whidbey Island Kite Festival, 10 am to 4 pm. Enjoy color kites flying, competitions, kids kite making, teddy bear drop, kite lessons. Saturday evening at Coupeville High School free indoor kite flying competition. wwwwhidbeyislandkitefestival.org or 360-678-5434. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lisa Root. Contact Email: lroot0208@aol.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-4768. Saturday, September 19, 2015 – Sunday, September 20, 2015. Camp Casey Conference Center.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

Saturday morning All You Can Eat Breakfast includes Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Pancakes, Orange Juice, Coffee or Tea. Category: Charitable. Family. Food & Drink. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 adults $3 under 12. Contact Name: David Eccles. Contact Email: ldeccles67@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360.969.3149. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Masonic Hall 8th & North Main, Coupeville.

Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Practice

The Whidbey Island Community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Food & Drink. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free (up to 3 times). Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

The Anacortes Family Center's Fall Shred-A-Thon!

The Anacortes Family Center's Fall Shred-a-Thon! September 19th, 2015 9AM-1PM Walgreen's Parking Lot Suggested Donation: $20/Box Minimum Donation: $10/Box Bring your documents and your old computer hard-drives to be shredded on-site by Sound Shredding & Recycling. All proceeds support homeless women, children, and families in our community as they work towards a state of self-sufficiency! Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Stephanie Bates. Contact Email: stephanie@anacortesfamily.org. Contact Phone: 360-299-2993. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Anacortes Walgreens.

Walk to END Alzheimer's

Walk to END Alzheimer's - Register Today. Everyone has a reason to End Alzheimer's Start a Team - Join a Team - Corporate - Family - Friends Walk to End Alzheimer’s® WAevents@alz.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Karen Cowgill. Contact Email: Marketing@homeplaceoakharbor.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-2555. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Burlington-Edison High School 301 N. Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233.

Writing and Deepening Your Memoir (Part One)

During this day-long session, you’ll explore and experiment with models that will help you focus a memoir that you want to begin writing or deepen one that’s already in progress. We'll spend the day working from prompts that are guaranteed to help you create material you've longed to write. These include fragmentary writing, flash writing, prose poetry, lyric poetry, vignettes, and writing in persona to help you find and compose material about your life experience. Through these exercises, you’ll find your way into writing and shaping your memoir. You’ll surprise yourself with what you have to say and might even see that you have more than one memoir to write! At the end of the day, we'll discuss where to take what you've developed during our time together. This is part one of a two-part series. Although it stands alone, you can also register for part two, which includes four weeks of online mentoring, followed by a second face-to-face session. You’ll need to register for parts one and two separately… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $205 for WIWA members $215 for non-WIWA members. Contact Name: Petra Martin. Contact Email: petra@nila.edu. Contact Phone: 3603310307. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Old Bayview School 5611 Bayview Rd. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit goo.gl.

Getting Ready for Medicare

This seminar is designed for those people who will be going on Medicare in the next 6 months or those who want to know more about Medicare. We will cover parts A and B, supplemental plans, advantage plans and drug plans. If you need help finding a drug plan, please bring a detailed list of your medications. Counselors will be available for questions and some assistance after this seminar. This program is presented by SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisers) a program of the Insurance Commissioner's Office. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Annette Barca. Contact Email: abquilts@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606788328. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. South Whidbey (Senior) Center 14594 SR 525 Langley Wa.

Bayview Farmers' Market

Largest farmers' market on the Island, with local produce, flowers, honey, jam, cheese, baked goods, hot foods, blended coffees, artisanal wares and more, along with live music, chef demos, games for kids and free parking! Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Sharon Warwick. Contact Email: pihoqahiak6@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3603214302. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Corner of Bayview Corner and Highway 525, WA. For more info visit www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

Protecting Pollinators

Join expert, Dr. Timothy Lawrence for a program about bee pollination and protecting our pollinators as well as current research on colony collapse disorder. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Visit Lyla Lillis and Margaret Livermore at Garry Oak Gallery

Visit the gallery in the morning to meet ceramic artist Lyla Lillis, or the evening to see painter Margaret Livermore. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Nashville Northwest

Kick up your boots at the fall Barn Dance and fundraiser featuring modern country performance by “Nashville Northwest” on Saturday night, Sept. 19th at 7pm-11pm. Nashville Northwest, a rockin’ head boppin’ band performs new country hits from artists like Jason Alden, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. Tickets are only $25 and available at Big Brothers Big Sisters website www.bbbsislandcounty.org, or office at 913 E Whidbey Ave or by calling 360-279-0644. The Nashville Northwest Barn Dance is at an honest to goodness red barn, hay bales and all, on north Whidbey Island, location to be revealed to ticket purchaser. Beer and Wine will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County for mentoring children. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Music. Organizations. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25 per ticket. Contact Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County. Contact Email: admin@bbbsislandcounty.org. Contact Phone: 360-279-0644. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 913 E Whidbey Ave. For more info visit www.bbbsislandcounty.org.

Nashville Northwest Barn Dance

Kick up your boots at the fall Barn Dance and fundraiser featuring modern country performance by “Nashville Northwest” on Saturday night, Sept. 19th at 7pm-11pm. Nashville Northwest, a rockin’ head boppin’ band performs new country hits from artists like Jason Alden, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. Tickets are only $25 and available at Big Brothers Big Sisters website www.bbbsislandcounty.org, or office at 913 E Whidbey Ave or by calling 360-279-0644. The Nashville Northwest Barn Dance is at an honest to goodness red barn, hay bales and all, on north Whidbey Island, location to be revealed to ticket purchaser. Beer and Wine will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County for mentoring children. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Music. Service Clubs. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25. Contact Name: Big Brothes Big Sisters of Island County. Contact Email: admin@bbbsislandcounty.org. Contact Phone: 360-279-0644. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 913 East Whidbey Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Address for event is provided after ticket is purchased.

Sunday Running Group

A running group for all, with an emphasis on getting in our long runs (whatever "long" means to you) on a weekly basis. 8 min/mile to 13 min/mile. Meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the route and stretch. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:10 a.m. Easy parking, bathrooms available at start. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Donna. Contact Email: runner@pelicanart.com. Contact Phone: 707-235-3717. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. stone car, Flintstone Park, SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA.

2015 Master Gardener Education Series

"Advanced Composting and Worm Bins". Learn the differences between a hot and cold compost. Learn how to turn your kitchen and yard waste into rich garden soil and valuable worm castings for a healthy garden. Presenter's: Janet Hall and Toni Grove Janet is the WSU/Island County Waste Wise Program Coordinator. Toni is a master gardener , writer, and herbalist. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Greenbank Farm Stansberry Cottage 765 Wonn Rd. Greenbank- 98253.

Free Citizenship Classes

Whether you are just starting to apply for U.S. citizenship or already have an interview date, these classes will help you prepare. Classes are FREE and taught in English by a library volunteer. Preregistration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Dragon Boat Team Tsunami Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy this ancient and competitive sport. We would like to introduce you to this fun team sport. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Alcohoics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Computer Basics: Cursor, Mouse, and Keyboard

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning how to use cursors, operate a mouse, and use some common keyboard commands. This class is intended for beginning computer users with little or no experience. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The Illustrated Nature Journal: with Susan Zwinger

Learn ways to organize and glorify your own personal journal pages and keep a beautiful record of nature, gardens, children, or whatever may inspire you. Join illustrator and nature author Susan Zwinger as she shares drawing techniques and gives you clues on simple organizational strategies, sharing a selection of her own 50 years of personal journals. Please bring a journal or notebook. Susan Zwinger graduated with honors from Cornell College in art and English, and earned a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. Her books include The Last Wild Edge, Stalking the Ice Dragon, Hanford Reach, and Still Wild, Always Wild. She co-authored Women In Wilderness with her mother, Ann Haymond Zwinger. A lifelong journal writer, Susan has taught for the North Cascades Institute, Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, and the Whidbey Writers Workshop. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Monday, September 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA 98260.

The Illustrated Nature Journal: with Susan Zwinger

The Illustrated Nature Journal; with Susan Zwinger Email this event Email a friend Notify me about similar events Notify me Print this event Print Download this event to my calendarDownload to calendar Remind me about this event Remind Me Event Type: Adult Age Group(s): Adults, Teens Date: 9/21/2015 Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 11:30 AM Description: Learn ways to organize and glorify your own personal journal pages and keep a beautiful record of nature, gardens, children, or whatever may inspire you. Join illustrator and nature author Susan Zwinger as she shares drawing techniques and gives you clues on simple organizational strategies, sharing a selection of her own 50 years of personal journals. Please bring a journal or notebook. Funded by Friends of the Langley Library. Susan Zwinger graduated with honors from Cornell College in art and English, and earned a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. Her books include The Last Wild Edge, Stalking the Ice Dragon, Hanford Reac… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Monday, September 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St langley wa.

Whidbey Island Earthquakes: What to Expect, How to Prepare

Find out about local earthquakes in this 45 minute documentary produced by Whidbey Island's 4-HD Video club for American Red Cross, Islands Chapter. Followed by a question and answer session with Robert Elphick. Everyone is welcome. Funded by the 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, September 21, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Protecting Pollinators

Join Timothy Lawrence, PhD, WSU County Director, Island County Extension for Washington State University for a discussion of his latest research on colony collapse disorder, the effects of neonicotinoids (insecticides), pollination and pollinator protection. For adults. 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, September 21, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Astronomy for Everyone

Basic astronomy principles and other select topics presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. ICAS is dedicated to astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. No experience necessary. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 22, 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 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Toastmasters Meeting

Fear of public speaking? Fear not! Come check us out anytime! We provide a supportive and positive learning experience while developing communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self confidence and personal and professional growth. Whatever your level, we're here for you to support you at your own pace! All meetings are open to the public! Please enter through south (left side) of building and arrive a little early to check in... Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: variable. Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@toastmastersclubs.org. Contact Phone: 206.817.3533. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. VFW on Goldie in Oak Harbor. For more info visit whidbeysounders.toastmastersclubs.org.

Lost Dog Street Band plays The Taproom at Bayview Corner

Join Lost Dog Street Band for an evening of original country storytelling songs! Lost Dog Street Band is a husband and wife duet from Tennessee. Together they have traveled the country wide, at first bringing music with them on foot. The first two years were spent journeying by freight train and hitchhiking. Today, they travel by van.Drawing on the inspiration of hard times on the road, personal tragedy, and of course their dog Benjamin continues to write songs that cut to the quick. Knitting together musical influences from traditional country, old time, and blues Ashley Mae and Benjamin Tod continue to refine what is their original take on American storytelling songs. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Taproom at Bayview Corner. Contact Phone: 360-222-2643. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 8:00 PM. The Taproom at Bayview Corner 5603 Bayview Rd. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Maxwelton Preserve Invasive Iris Dig

Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust as we remove invasive yellow iris bulbs from the Maxwelton Wetland Preserve. We'll provide the snacks, drinks, and tools. All you need to bring is work gloves (and a pair of rubber boots if you have them)! Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: projects@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Maxwelton Wetlands Preserve near Langley. For more info visit www.wclt.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: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ashley Green. Contact Email: agreen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Coupeville Library.

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, September 23, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Reader: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-alongs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. Supported by the Friends of the Langley Library and the Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 102 Second St. Langley, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

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, September 23, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. VFW 3037 N. Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

SVC: Student Life Fall Fest

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus Student Life Department invites you to our Fall Fest Event! We will have a local band from the Seattle area Mama Rags and food catered by Famous Dave's. FREE Event (While Supplies Last) Limit 1 ticket per person **Tickets available for distribution 09/10/2015 and are limited, get yours before they are gone!**. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Food & Drink. Music. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Raynette Parks. Contact Email: raynette.parks@skagit.edu. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Skagit Valley College/Whidbey Island Campus. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble at the Djangofest Northwest and the Roma Swing Ensemble at the Djangofest Northwest

Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble headline and open Django Northwest 2015 on September 23, 2015. The flare and passion of traditional Roma (Gypsy) music, plus sophisticated jazz harmonies, and the irresistible feel of "swing"...These are the ingredients that make up the unique sound of the Roma Swing Ensemble. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25. Contact Name: C.Millott. Contact Email: cmillott@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 2507339800. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Whitbey Centre for the Arts.

Lit for Fun Book Dicussion Group

Join us for a discussion of “Startide Rising” by David Brin. After crash-landing on an uncharted planet, the human and dolphin crew of a spaceship from Earth battle fleets of alien warships. Everyone is welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 9:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

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, September 24, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Veterans Resource Center Hours

All U.S. veterans are invited to attend the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center activities. Many activities, including support groups, writing groups, sailing, equestrian, and others are conducted free or very low cost for veterans and their families. Category: Government. Organizations. Reunions. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: April Pomroy. Contact Email: aprilp.wvrc@gmail.com. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 14096 SR 525 Bayview, WA.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Mystery Lovers Book Group: Tana French

Share your love of mysteries! Choose any of the Dublin murder squad mysteries by Tana French and join the discussion. Books available for checkout at the library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Compassion Meditation 8-Week Series in Anacortes

Are you ready to strengthen your resilience, embrace kindness, and leave criticism and judgment to the side? Do you have mental or emotional blocks creating depression or anxiety patterns? Do you want to become a better friend to yourself so you can be a better friend to others? Join facilitator Amy Colvin for an 8-week Cultivating Compassionate Balance series, and learn to cultivate acceptance and compassion for self, as well as others. Description: Compassionate Balance is a way of living that encompasses acceptance and compassion for self as well as for others, both at home and out in the world. It is a choice to embrace kindness and leave criticism and judgment to the side. It is strengthening our resilience in times of trouble. It is the recognition that peace and compassion can be cultivated. Cultivating Compassionate Balance (an adaptation of Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training) is a Unique Blend of Contemplative Traditions to Help You: • Engage your inner critic with compassion by em… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Early Registration $270, Late Registration $300. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Anacortes Center for Happiness 619 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA.

American Legion Rider's Meeting/Social

First Thursday - social gathering Second Thursday - official meeting Third Thursday - dinner outing Fourth Thursday - official meeting. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lisa McCammon. Contact Email: lcmccammon@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-544-3088. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. American Legion South Whidbey Post 141 14096 State Route 525 Langley. For more info visit americanlegionriderssouthwhidbey.com.

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, September 24, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Port Townsend Film Festival

See 80 new independent films in Port Townsend’s walkable National Historic District. Special Guests, actors Beau Bridges and Chris Cooper. Free outdoor movie on Taylor St. each night. Friday night Dinner in the Street with $185 full pass. 8 theaters a few blocks apart. Festival Bar on the Dock. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $35-$185. Contact Name: Jan Haliday. Contact Email: Jan@ptfilmfest.com. Contact Phone: 360-379-1333. Friday, September 25, 2015 – Sunday, September 27, 2015. Port Townsend National Historic District.

Visual Artists' Roundtable

Join other local artists to share and discuss your artwork. For adults. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Whidbey Island Fiber Quest

A 3 day event to visit all of the fiber farms on Whidbey go to web for details www.whidbeyfiberquest.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Mary Donaty. Contact Email: lamalou@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360 579 1906. Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10:00 AM. all over the Island.

Oak Harbor Book Group: "Under the Wide and Starry Sky"

Share your love of reading! Check out a copy of "Under the Wide and Starry Sky" by Nancy Horan, 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, September 25, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Teen Movie: "Cinderella"

It's all wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, handsome princes, and happily ever afters in this live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella! Bring your friends, eat some popcorn and enter a drawing to win the DVD! For teens. Rated PG. Runtime 105 min. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

Saturday morning All You Can Eat Breakfast includes Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Pancakes, Orange Juice, Coffee or Tea. Category: Charitable. Family. Food & Drink. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 adults $3 under 12. Contact Name: David Eccles. Contact Email: ldeccles67@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360.969.3149. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Masonic Hall 8th & North Main, Coupeville.

Bayview Farmers' Market

Largest farmers' market on the Island, with local produce, flowers, honey, jam, cheese, baked goods, hot foods, blended coffees, artisanal wares and more, along with live music, chef demos, games for kids and free parking! Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Sharon Warwick. Contact Email: pihoqahiak6@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3603214302. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Corner of Bayview Corner and Highway 525, WA. For more info visit www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

Children's Day Celebration

READY, SET, GO!!! Children’s Day is almost here and we would like to invite you to South Whidbey Community Park on Saturday, September 26th for one of the biggest, no “familiest” celebrations on Whidbey Island. There will be bounce houses, pony rides, 40+ exciting and interactive booths and even a free lunch! All this will be provided to you at NO COST courtesy of local organizations and businesses that support children and their families. We hope to see you there! Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carrie Monforte. Contact Email: programs@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3602216788. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. South Whidbey Community Park 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley WA 98260. For more info visit www.swparks.org.

Made By Hand: Mason Jar Crafts

Come paint and decorate a mason jar. Get ideas for how to reuse jars in creative ways. For more fun, bring a jar or two of your own. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Sunday Running Group

A running group for all, with an emphasis on getting in our long runs (whatever "long" means to you) on a weekly basis. 8 min/mile to 13 min/mile. Meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the route and stretch. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:10 a.m. Easy parking, bathrooms available at start. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Donna. Contact Email: runner@pelicanart.com. Contact Phone: 707-235-3717. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. stone car, Flintstone Park, SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA.

Free Citizenship Classes

Whether you are just starting to apply for U.S. citizenship or already have an interview date, these classes will help you prepare. Classes are FREE and taught in English by a library volunteer. Preregistration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Dragon Boat Team Tsunami Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy this ancient and competitive sport. We would like to introduce you to this fun team sport. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wednesdays & Sundays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.

Internet for Beginners

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning how to access and use the internet on your own. In this hands-on class you’ll learn how to use the Internet, what it can do, and how much fun it can be to surf the Web. This class is intended for beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Therapeutic Touch - Adjunct to Traditional Therapies for Health and Healing

Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a non-invasive energy healing modality developed in 1972 that anyone can learn. It can assist with healing in most chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, MS, pain, and for many acute conditions such as post-operative wound healing. Patricia Connell, RN, has been using and teaching TT for many years and trained with the nurse educator who developed it. Sponsored by Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association and Friends of the Coupeville Library. 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. Monday, September 28, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Whidbey Island Radio Control Society Meeting

An AMA Chartered Club, dedicated to the sport of radio controlled model aircraft. Interested in RC aircraft, buy a quad-copter or radio car? WIRCS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the building, flying and enjoyment of radio controlled aircraft modeling. 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 Join our club and come fly with us. Come meet our pilots, learn how to fly. Category: Organizations. Audience: Dads. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Mike Mosbrooker Pres. Contact Email: mosbrookerdxi@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360 679 9193. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Family Bible Church 2760 N. Heller Road Oak Harbor WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Seattle Opera Preview: Pearl Fishers

Sail away to Sri Lanka for a hypnotic romance from the great Georges Bizet (Carmen). An alluring priestess with a mysterious past is pursued by a pair of fishermen who share a brotherly bond. Honor, jealousy, and communal duty complicate the love triangle; but a long-buried secret saves the day. Join Nick Malinowski of the Seattle Opera Education department for an hour-long introduction to the music, history and stagecraft of this upcoming production. Everyone is welcome. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Seattle Opera Preview: "The Pearl Fishers"

Join Seattle Opera's Nick Malinowski for an hour-long introduction to the music, history and stagecraft of Seattle Opera's upcoming production "The Pearl Fishers." Supported by Friend of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice

Unleash your inner dragon with Dragon Boat Team Tsunami. We are a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating. And, we want to introduce you to this amazing recreational and competitive sport. Dragon boating has been around for over 2,000 years; clubs and teams exist throughout the world. Join us for a complimentary practice. Category: Sports & Recreation. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Trillium Trail Signage Shindig

Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust as we place shiny new trail signage throughout Trillium Community Forest! We'll provide the snacks, drinks, and tools. All you need to bring is a pair of work gloves! Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: projects@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trillium Community Forest near Freeland. For more info visit www.wclt.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: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ashley Green. Contact Email: agreen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Coupeville Library.

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, September 30, 2015, 9:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Reader: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-alongs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. Supported by the Friends of the Langley Library and the Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 102 Second St. Langley, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Whidbey Island Earthquakes: What to Expect - How to Prepare

Find out about local earthquakes in this 45-minute documentary produced by Whidbey Island's 4-HD Video club for American Red Cross, Islands Chapter. Followed by a question and answer session with Robert Elphick. Everyone is welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 3:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Toastmasters Meeting

Fear of public speaking? Fear not! Come check us out anytime! We provide a supportive and positive learning experience while developing communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self confidence and personal and professional growth. Whatever your level, we're here for you to support you at your own pace! All meetings are open to the public! Please enter through south (left side) of building and arrive a little early to check in... Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: variable. Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@toastmastersclubs.org. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. VFW on Goldie in Oak Harbor. For more info visit whidbeysounders.toastmastersclubs.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Coupeville

Category: Organizations. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sundays & Wednesdays Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room.