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Alzheimer's Association Langley Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 1st Tuesday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. Contact facilitator Hestia Laitala at 360.321.1600 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hestia Laitala. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

First Tuesday Family Storytime

Join us for some funny stories and action songs that will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association Presents: For Your Health

Join Toni Marthaller, ARNP, FNP-C and learn the current concerns about overuse of antibiotics and growing resistance, as well as integrative ways to support your immune system and prevent infections. For more information about WIHHA visit www.wihha.com. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

Folk dancing from around the world every Tuesday with teaching the first hour beginning at 7 pm. Eastern European, Israeli, Greek, Scandanavian and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 per person. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 12615 C St. Bayview, Skagit Valley. Turn left at Farmhouse Restaurant. For more info visit skagitanacortesfolkdancers.org.

Saratoga Woods Trail Work and Holly Pull

We have a trail erosion problem that we'll be working to solve, and there is a lot of holly taking over the forest understory. We need your help! We'll provide snacks, drinks, and tools. All ages and abilities are welcome - and don't forget your work gloves! Please sign up by emailing ida@wclt.org or by visiting www.wclt.org/events. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ida Gianopulos. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Saratoga Woods, Langley.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is a growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Juggle Club

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

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.bizq. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Taize Prayer Service

First Wednesday Taize at St. Hubert Catholic Church resumes on September 3rd, from 7 to 8 PM. This will be the first monthly service following a summer break. Join us as we gather together to sing simple chants, pray scripture, enter into sacred silence, and pray for healing, peace and reconciliation. Invite your family and friends. It is a beautiful spiritual practice to slow down the hectic pace of life in our modern world. Category: Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Lorraine Kirker. Contact Email: nedlace@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-9144. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Hubert Catholic Church 804 Third Street, Langley.

Coupeville Garden Club meeting

The Coupeville Garden Club meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month. Coffee & snacks are served at 9:30 a.m. the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. The public is welcome. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Seniors. Cost: none. Contact Name: Nancy Lane. Contact Email: nhlane1956@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-6914. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Rec. Hall 901 N.W. Alexander St. Coupeville, Wa. 98239.

WAIF New Shelter Site Tours

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

Alzheimer Family Support Meeting

Support Group for individuals and families coping with memory loss and dementia. Support, Education and Resources. Group facilitated by Karen Cowgill, Home Place and Heidi Kuzima, Summer Hill. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Phone: 360-279-2555. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Summer Hill 175 SW 6th Avenue Oak Harbor, Wa 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40 per month, $12 for a Drop-in Visit. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Let's Talk Books: Byrd, by Kim Church

Addie Lockwood believes in books. Roland Rhodes believes in blues guitar. Coming of age in the small-town South of the 1970s, they form a friendship as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They meet again in their disillusioned thirties, this time in California, where Roland's music career has landed him. Venice Beach is exotic, a world away from North Carolina and Addie's cloistered life as a bookstore clerk. But reality will soon set in as Addie is driven to make a fateful choice, little imagining how a secret will shape their lives. Did you love it? Did you hate it? Did it make you think? Come join the discussion and share your thoughts. Facilitated by Jamie Whitaker. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: free. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Whidbey All-Island Community Band

Summer concert series. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Windjammer City Beach Park SE City Beach Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Free Development Screening

Parents with concerns about their child's development are invited to participate in a free developmental screening provided by Coupeville School District's Special Services Department. This is for children ages 3-5. Screening dates are Fridays: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, December 5, by appointment only. 360-678-2405. Category: Family. Schools. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Julie Hunt. Contact Email: jhunt@coupeville.k12.wa.us. Contact Phone: 360-678-2405. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Elementary School.

Friends of the Oak Harbor Library Annual Book Sale

Thousands of lightly used books for all ages, for sale at bargain prices by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Sock Hop Entertainment

Enjoy the sock hop music of the 50's as well known entertainer Bill Moyer croons your favorite tunes for your listening and toe tapping pleasure. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Seniors. Contact Name: Karen Cowgill. Contact Email: hpoakharbormktg@frontermgmt.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-2555. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, September 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Home Place 171 SW 6th Avenue Oak Harbor.

Art Walk

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership invites you to explore downtown’s diversity of art venues from 6pm to 10pm on the first Friday of every month in downtown Bellingham. Talented artists, unique galleries, delicious restaurants and invigorating cultural experiences await attendees of the monthly Art Walks in downtown. Art Walk maps and lists of venues will be available at the participating venues or online at www.downtownbellingham.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lindse Payne. Contact Email: lindsey@downtownbellingham.com. Contact Phone: 360.527.8710. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Bellingham, WA. For more info visit downtownbham.wordpress.com.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 5, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic (September 6-7, 2014)

On September 6-7, 2014 more than 2,000 people will be cycling and cheering to show their support and raise money for MS research during Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic. Through a special program called “I Ride with MS” sponsored by Genzyme and MS One to One, those cyclists who are living with MS will be provided with special recognition during the ride. This ride kicks off and finishes at Skagit County Fairgrounds, with looping routes through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties ranging from 22 to 97 miles, totaling up to 169 miles over the two days. Registration fee is $75. Visit www.bikeMSnorthwest.org to learn more. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75.00. Saturday, September 6, 2014 – Sunday, September 7, 2014. Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273.

Friends of the Oak Harbor Library Annual Book Sale

Thousands of lightly used books for all ages, for sale at bargain prices by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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 6, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. Ciao Restaurant, 701 N Main Street Coupeville, Washington 98239. For more info visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

Bluegrass Jam

C'mon down and play some Blue Grass and Old Time with your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome. All ages--all fun! We meet on the first and third Saturday of every month. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Central Whidbey Nonprofit Fair

Come and explore the 5th Annual Central Whidbey Nonprofit Fair sponsored by the Town of Coupeville in partnership with the Coupeville Farmers Market and the Sno-Isle Library. • Discover how various nonprofit groups serve Central Whidbey, how to get involved, and how to receive services. • Visit five booths and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate good at any Coupeville business. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Phone: 360-678-8312. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coupeville Farmers Market Alexander Street and 8th (on the Community Green behind the Coupeville Library).

Freeland Library Used Book Sale

Hundreds of books available at great prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Gadget Clinic

Tangled up by technology? Get help with your electronic devices. Bring your laptop, camera, or eReader. Assistance provided by Joel Kennedy, A-Tech Whidbey. Space is limited; please preregister and let us know what kind of device you will be bringing. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. Library: Langley Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

10th Anniversary Open House

Join us for a community gathering to celebrate place and honor the traditions of yoga and Ayurveda. Visit for the first time or return if you haven't visited in awhile. Learn something new, have fun, explore our grounds and guest rooms. Free classes! Class schedule with regular and special guest teachers on our website. Snacks, vendors, games for kids & adults, and music with SingPeace! too. Please carpool if possible. Category: Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Wendy Dion. Contact Email: info@yogalodge.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-5985. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 PM. The Yoga Lodge 3475 Christie Road Greenbank, WA 98253.

Whidbey Art Gallery Art Walk

Please join us for Langley’s 1st Saturday Art Walk on September 6th, we will serve light refreshments and the artists will be available for you to meet them and explore their art. For September, we are pleased to feature three different mediums. Nancy Anderson’s vibrant impressionistic oil paintings will express passion as she looks at the world with beauty, capturing her feelings in her work. Her variegated subjects and brushwork entice the viewer to explore each painting. Artists, Yvonne Palka, Joann Peterson, Irene Ruiz and Jo Finley will have a special Sumi Painting exhibit. Sumi-e or Asian Brush Painting is the traditional art form of China, Japan and Korea. Our four sumi artists have been painting together for over ten years and each has developed her own style using the tools of brush, ink, color and paper to express the joy, spontaneity and fluidity of this art form. Come see how "the brush dances and the ink sings!" Ed Bennett, wood carver, will have his carved birds, and bronze sculpture… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No Charge. Contact Name: Tom Hanify. Contact Email: hanify@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 221-7675. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 220 Second Street Langley WA 98260.

Whidbey Art Gallery Art Walk

Please join us for Langley’s 1st Saturday Art Walk on September 6th, we will serve light refreshments and the artists will be available for you to meet them and explore their art. For September, we are pleased to feature three different mediums. Nancy Anderson’s vibrant impressionistic oil paintings will express passion as she looks at the world with beauty, capturing her feelings in her work. Her variegated subjects and brushwork entice the viewer to explore each painting. Artists, Yvonne Palka, Joann Peterson, Irene Ruiz and Jo Finley will have a special Sumi Painting exhibit. Sumi-e or Asian Brush Painting is the traditional art form of China, Japan and Korea. Our four sumi artists have been painting together for over ten years and each has developed her own style using the tools of brush, ink, color and paper to express the joy, spontaneity and fluidity of this art form. Come see how "the brush dances and the ink sings!" Ed Bennett, wood carver, will have his carved birds, and bronze sculpture… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Seniors. Families. Cost: No Charge. Contact Name: Tom Hanify. Contact Email: hanify@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360 221 7675. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 220 Second Street Langley WA 98260.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Start to Fitness

Start to Fitness Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness. www.kcls.org/fitness. Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 7, 2014. King County Library System. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Monday Morning Knitters

Discover the joy of learning how to knit! Knitters of all levels welcome. Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Center for Lifelong Learning 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Genealogical Soceity of South Whidbey Island

Educational Information on Genealogical Research. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. Seniors. Families. Cost: Annual Membership $15, Initial visit Free. Contact Name: Cheryl Carlson. Contact Email: saratoga347@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-730-1161. Monday, September 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Community Building, Freeland, WA.

Learn to Draw Stress-Free

Please join artist, Stephanie Schuemann, as she guides you to see things in a new way. Amaze yourself as you discover abilities within that you never knew you had. Satisfy your appetite for learning by developing basic skills involving line, value, composition and more. Please plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 8, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, September 8, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: An Evening with Vicki Robin

Whidbey author Vicki Robin did a 30-day experiment in 2010 of eating within 10-miles of her home. Hear the story that became the book, “Blessing the Hands that Feed Us.”. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 8, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ $5 seniors. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Monday, September 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Baby Island Community Hall, 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA 98260.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per season, can be pro-rated at any time. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, September 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, September 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Introduction to Craigslist

Learn the basics of Craigslist, the ever popular online classifieds and forums website that is community moderated, and largely free. This one hour class will cover getting connected to your local Craigslist community, setting up an account, internet safety, posting a classified ad and more. Registration begins August 17. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brian Haight. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115 x 6032. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Kidney Smart Education

The two hour, no cost, monthly class reviews common causes for kidney disease along with the topics below on how to stay healthy while managing each stage of your kidney disease. Topics covered are below: Living with Kidney Disease: What Do Diagnosis and Treatment Mean for Me? -Home, Family, Work Life -Adjusting to Treatment -Preparing for the Future Starts Now -Learning About your Kidneys The Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): -A Deeper Explanation of CKD -Next Steps -Choices Take Control, Make a Plan, Stay Your Course: -Make a Plan - Diet and Exercise -Make a Plan - Transplant Choice -Make a Plan - Dialysis Choices -Make a Plan - Peritoneal Dialysis -Make a Plan - Hemodialysis -Make a Plan - Home Hemodialysis -Make a Plan - Palliative Care/Conservative Choice -Stay Your Course. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No Cost. Contact Name: Lena Bourrillion. Contact Email: Lena.Bourrillion@davita.com. Contact Phone: (253) 733-4823. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor - Pre-Registration Required Due to Limited Class Size Call Lena to register at: (253) 733-4823.

Refuse To Be A Victim® crime prevention seminar

Refuse To Be A Victim® Learn How to Develop Your Own Personal Safety Plan Safety experts agree that the single most important factor in surviving a criminal attack is to create a personal safety strategy before it is needed. The Refuse To Be A Victim® crime prevention seminar is a program of the NRA, but this is NOT a firearm class. We are pleased to offer this easy-to-understand safety information to the greater Stanwood communities. Learn about home, car, phone, cyber and personal safety, and gain insights about crime prevention for you and your loved ones. Pre-registration with Warren Kunz, Certified Instructor, is required. Ages from 12 to 112 are welcomed to this co-ed class. Join us to learn important safety skills! Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Just $30 to attend ($25 if you register by 8/31/14). Contact Name: Warren Kunz. Contact Email: SafetyInstruction@wavecable.com. Contact Phone: 425-218-8107. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd, Camano Island, WA.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Septic 101

Septic systems need your TLC. Learn how your system works and how to protect it. From what goes down the drain inside to protecting the drain field outside, learn how to give your system TLC. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Janet Hall, Island County Waste Wise Coordinator. Contact Phone: 360-678-7914. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.islandcountyeh.org.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

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

Every Child Ready to Read and Rock Early Learning Fair!

Celebrate Early Learning at the Oak Harbor Library! Explore Thrive by Five, Washington’s UNI Portable Early Learning Lab, with your child and attend an Early Learning concert with celebrated musician Alleyoop as we kick off our fall storytime series for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers. Discover new, fun ways to reinforce early learning through music then enjoy an exhibit of over 30 hands-on STEM and literacy activities! For children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. The UNI STEM Lab exhibit is an all-day event. The Alleyoop Early Learning Concert will be held at 10:30 a.m. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Exploring with Colored Pencils

Wednesdays, September 10, 17 and 24 Join Arlene Love Dieckhoff and jump in and explore the mystery of drawing with colored pencils. Learn the fundamental techniques and use a variety of tools to learn about this unique medium and complete a picture during this three part series. All library programs are free, but you will need to purchase some basic supplies. Class size is limited, so please preregister. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Juggle Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Venue.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.bizq. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier. Forced to leave England and struggling with illness in the wake of a family tragedy, Quaker Honor Bright is forced to rely on strangers in the harsh landscape of 1850 Ohio and is compelled to join the Underground Railroad network to help runaway slaves escape to freedom. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Norwegian conversation & coffee

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

WAIF New Shelter Site Tours

Long anticipated, WAIF's new shelter site is open for tours every Thursday from 1pm-4pm. An opportunity for the public to learn more about this much needed, community asset for the homeless pet population of Whidbey Island. Located across the highway from the current shelter at the entrance of Rhododendron County Park, the new shelter will sit on almost 10 acres offering 6 of those acres as dog walking trails for shelter dogs. The site at this time has rough terrain and closed-toe, sturdy shoes are recommended for walking the site. Scheduled for groundbreaking in July 2014, the weekly tours will give visitors an opportunity to see the site and building take shape from the ground up! Visitors can bring their dogs on leash to walk on the tour as well. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Cinnamon O'Brien. Contact Email: waifnewshelter1@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-8900 ext. 1106. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 60 Rhododendron Park Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.waifanimals.org.

LWVWI Annual Salad Supper

On Thursday, September 11th 2014 the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will host its Annual Salad Supper. The event will start at 5 PM and take place at the Whidbey Golf and Country Club in Oak Harbor. Featured speakers will be the Island County Commissioners and the President of the Washington State League of Women Voters. Reservations can be made by sending a check for $20 to LWVWI, P.O. Box 1933, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more information, contact Hilary at 360-679-2299 or visit our website at www.lwvwhidbey.org. Category: Political. Cost: $20. Contact Name: Hilary. Contact Phone: 360-679-2299. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Whidbey Golf and Country Club, Oak Harbor, WA.

Acoustic Jam

Join in for Acoustic jams every 2nd and 4th Thursday! Bring your songs and chord charts with lyrics. Singers, acoustic guitarists, bass players, and various pickers of all persuasions (such as banjo, mando, dobro and other acoustic instruments): feel free to sit in and rock out! We thrive on fun--oldies, pop, folk, country, bluegrass, standards: you name it and we'll do it! So come on down to Click Music and let's have some pickin' fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40 per month, $12 for a Drop-in Visit. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Read The Classics

Now is your chance to read (or re-read) the classics on your bucket list with a fun and supportive book group. Come to the first meeting on Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m. to help plan. Bring a copy of "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville (available from the library) to start the discussion. Facilitated by Rita Drum, and supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Library. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The Books We Love: What I Read on My Summer Vacation

Summer sunshine may be fading now, but good books will stay in your memory forever. What were your favorite reads this summer? Come join this friendly discussion and learn about great reads, and share some of your own! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

SEAPEX - Seattle Philatelic Exhibition

Philatelic (Stamp Collecting) exhibits (140+ frames) and bourse. There will be a "What's in your Attic" table for people to bring their collections and have them evaluated. Plenty of free parking. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Eric Bustad. Contact Email: seapex@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425 894 7673. Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Avenue South Tukwila, WA 98168. For more info visit seapexshow.org.

From Birth of a Nation to Ken Burns: The Civil War in Cinema

Join Lance Rhoades, film historian and director of film studies at the Seattle Film Institute for this conversation about films set during the Civil War, asking how different interpretations of this conflict reflect the times in which the movies were made. Funded by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Freeland Library. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, September 12, 2014, 1:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Meerkerk Mingle

Meerkerk Annual Fundraiser We will have an Auction, Hors D’oeuvres by Roaming Radish & music by Kaj and Joe. $50.00 Friday, September 12th , 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Holmes Harbor Golf Club, 5023 Harbor Hills Drive, Freeland, WA 98249. Reservations required: call 360-720-1912 or 360-222-0121 or email us at: Meerkerk@whidbey.net. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $50.00. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Friday, September 12, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Holmes Harbor Golf Club 5023 Harbor Hills Drive Freeland, WA 98249.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Anacortes Antique Machinery Show

Antique Machinery Show 2014 Enjoy hay rides, a tractor parade, children’s activities, music, demonstrations, an assortment of chugging old engines and much more at the 19th annual Anacortes Antique Engine and Machinery Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Market Street and T Avenue, behind the W.T. Preston steam-powered sternwheeler. The parade of tractors in downtown Anacortes starts at 11 a.m. Machinery buffs from across the Northwest haul tons of gas, steam and kerosene-fueled machines – both large and small – that powered the mills, factories and farms of days gone by. There are always plenty of working tractors, boats, trucks, cars and contraptions to check out. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Elaine Walker. Contact Email: elainew@cityofanacortes.org. Contact Phone: 360-293-1915. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Market Street and T Avenue, Anacortes.

Trillium Forest Blackberry Destruction

Weeds are still trying to take over the Trillium trails! We need a group of enthusiastic volunteers to help destroy invasive blackberries. We'll provide snacks, drinks, and tools. All you need is a pair of work gloves and your trail-trimming enthusiasm! Please sign up by emailing ida@wclt.org or visiting www.wclt.org/events. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ida Gianopulos. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trillium Community Forest.

EAA Chapter 818 Monthly Meetings

AVIATION ENTHUSIAST: Members of EAA Chapter 818 of Burlington meet on the second Saturday of the month at the Skagit Regional Airport at 10:00am. Come join our group and meet others with the same passion for flying and other related activities; such as, building and flying experimental aircraft. For more information, please contact Cheryl Andrade at: 360-630-5545 or cherylscub@yahoo.com WANTED: AVIATION ENTHUSIAST WITH “TALES” TO TELL EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 818 of Burlington would like to invite pilots, A&P Mechanics, Current FAA or retired employees, Veterans, general aviation pilots, and anyone who would like to share a related experience with us. We meet at the Skagit Regional Airport on the second Saturday of the month from10:00am-12pm. For information, please contact Richard Lewellen at 360-391-8020 or r.lewellen@comcast.net. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Cheryl Andrade. Contact Email: cherylscub@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-630-5545. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Skagit Regional Airport 15400 Airport Dr Burlington, WA 98233.

Online Privacy

Are you concerned about how to protect sensitive online data? Expand your technology skills and learn practical tips to help protect you and your family's online privacy. This program teaches immediately usable approaches to password management, malware applications and privacy tools. Presented by Joel Kennedy, The A-Tech and library staff. Seating is limited and preregistration is required. Reserve your spot now! Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

SEAPEX - Seattle Philatelic Exhibition

Philatelic (Stamp Collecting) exhibits (140+ frames) and bourse. There will be a "What's in your Attic" table for people to bring their collections and have them evaluated. Plenty of free parking. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Eric Bustad. Contact Email: seapex@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425 894 7673. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Avenue South Tukwila, WA 98168. For more info visit seapexshow.org.

Hedgebrook Open House

Hedgebrook invites you to experience a slice of serenity on the afternoon of Saturday, September 13th from 1-4pm. We welcome friends, new and old, to wander the forest paths, tour the gardens, listen to live jazz from Trio Nouveau, sample tasty refreshments from Hedgebrook's kitchen, and breathe the fresh island air. There's nothing like seeing the magic of Hedgebrook in person. We'll save you a seat! Families and children warmly welcomed; please leave pets at home. Free and open to the public! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hedgebrook. Contact Email: hedgebrook@hedgebrook.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-4786. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hedgebrook Retreat 2197 Millman Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Meet Mary Pickersgill - 1812 Flagmaker

Forget Betsy Ross!! Come and meet Mary Pickersgill and learn about the flag she made that inspired Francis Scott Key's song - our National Anthem, the "Star Spangled Banner". Celebrate the 200th anniversary of this special song. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville WA 98239.

Fall Election Kick Off

September 13th Fall Election Kick-Off with Dinner and Dessert Dash featuring Mr. Jim Freeman, Master of Ceremonies and Fun! We are honoring our elected officials, Sen. Barbara Bailey, Rep. David Hayes, Rep. Norma Smith and Republican Candidates who will be on the November ballot! This is your opportunity to meet with your elected representatives and candidates, and join with Republican friends and neighbors for an evening of fun. 5 to 8 p.m. Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, Langley $25 per person. RSVP by September 5th to South Whidbey Republican Women (SWRW) PO Box 1269, Freeland, WA 98249. For more information 360-579-3614. Category: Political. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25.00 per person. Contact Name: South Whidbey Republican Women. Contact Phone: 360-579-3614. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, 5725 Country Club Drive, Langley, WA 98260.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

ARTS ALIVE!

A gathering of over 100 artists demonstrating their talents and providing education in their respective artistic categories. Artists will include glass blowers, sculptors, painters, animators, sketchers, fabric artists, weavers, surface designers printers and photographers. Participants are regionally,nationally and globally recognized local artists. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: lorinda kay. Contact Email: mainstreet@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360 929-9333. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:00 PM – Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:00 AM. Langley citywide event.

SEAPEX - Seattle Philatelic Exhibition

Philatelic (Stamp Collecting) exhibits (140+ frames) and bourse. There will be a "What's in your Attic" table for people to bring their collections and have them evaluated. Plenty of free parking. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Eric Bustad. Contact Email: seapex@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425 894 7673. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Avenue South Tukwila, WA 98168. For more info visit seapexshow.org.

TRANSITIONING FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

A conference will be offered, for a fee if $5.00 per person, for families with special needs children, the professionals who work with them and for the community at large. People are welcome from all outlying areas, such as Anacortes, Skagit county, Stanwood, LaConner and the San Juan Islands, as well as, from Whidbey Naval Air Station. The conference will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Oak Harbor Best Western Harbor Plaza and Conference Center at 33175 State Route 20 in Oak Harbor, WA. Registration will be held at 12:30 PM. Topics discussed during the conference will include how to create a transition plan for teens and young adults into adulthood, job preparation and skill building to help enter into the world of work and how to coordinate services with hospitals, schools, and other service professionals. At the end of the conference, participants will receive lots of knowhow, references and resources. Stacie Hotter-Knight, President and Founder of Leaps and Beyon… Category: Classes & Lectures. Contact Phone: 360-679-4567. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Best Western Plus 33175 State Route 20 Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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 14, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Learn to Draw Stress-Free

Please join artist, Stephanie Schuemann, as she guides you to see things in a new way. Amaze yourself as you discover abilities within that you never knew you had. Satisfy your appetite for learning by developing basic skills involving line, value, composition and more. Please plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 15, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, September 15, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Chef Vincent Nattress talks about local food: part of the Farm to Market series

Growing up on Whidbey Island fishing, clamming and picking berries, Chef Vincent Nattress learned early about enjoying local food. Later as a chef in Napa Valley with his own catering company, television work with Jacques Pepin, owner of an intimate restaurant in St. Helena, along with earning a ‘Chef of the Year’ title for Napa Valley two years in a row, Vincent returned to Whidbey Island with his wife Tyla Jones and their two daughters.Living on a historic five-acre farm in Langley, the Nattress family has replanted an old orchard and work with another couple to raise organic vegetables, goats, sheep and chickens. Nowadays the family works on building The Orchard Kitchen rural farmhouse restaurant. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ $5 seniors. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Baby Island Community Hall, 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA 98260.

North Whidbey Fire & Rescue's Annual Open House

The community is invited to North Whidbey Fire & Rescue’s Annual Open House! This is a great opportunity for you to come out and meet all the men and women who volunteer their time and serve as Firefighters & EMT’s responding to emergencies everyday! Our station & apparatus will be on display for all to see, touch, and ask questions about. We are very excited to have many of our partnering agencies come out and show you what THEY do as well. This is a FREE event. NWFR will be providing free hot dogs, chips, and popcorn. This will be a fun event for the whole family, come join us! Category: Family. Government. Organizations. Volunteer. Contact Phone: 360-675-1131. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2720 Heller Road (Station 25) Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Symptoms as a Metaphor for Healing: Every Illness Tells a Story

Join Dr. Craig Weiner and Alina Frank as they present current research and information exploring metaphorical medicine, energy psychology, EFT, and Mind-Body physiology, and learn how they can lead to positive outcomes. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Astronomy for Everyone

Island County Astronomical Society of Washington is dedicated to general astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. Each meeting includes presentations of basic astronomy principles and other select topics. No experience necessary. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per season, can be pro-rated at any time. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

3rd Tuesday Book Discussion Group

Join us for a great discussion of "Sleeping Dictionary" by Sujata Massey. Kamala, a young peasant woman from West Bengal, is drawn into a forbidden romance in 1930s Calcutta and is caught between the country's independence movement and the British colonial society in which she lives. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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 16, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 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 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Friends of the Freeland Library Meeting

The Friends are the fabulous group that raises extra funds to support programs for children, teens and adults. Come see how you can get involved! Category: Benefit. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Freeland Family Selection for Habitat for Humanity of IC

Families interested in our affordable homeownership program on south Whidbey Island must attend the Family Selection informational meeting to learn more about the opportunities and selection criteria and to obtain an application. For more information about this meeting please contact Melissa McSwain at volunteer@islandcountyhabitat.com or call (360) 720-8165. Category: Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Melissa McSwain. Contact Email: Volunteer@IslandCountyHabitat.com. Contact Phone: 3606799444. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island (20103 Hwy 525, Freeland, WA).

Habitat for Humanity South End Family Selection Meeting

Families interested in our affordable homeownership program on south Whidbey Island must attend the Family Selection informational meeting to learn more about the opportunities and selection criteria and to obtain an application. For more information about this meeting please contact Melissa McSwain at volunteer@islandcountyhabitat.com or call (360) 720-8165. Category: Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Melissa McSwain. Contact Email: Volunteer@IslandCountyHabitat.com. Contact Phone: 3606799444. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island (20103 Hwy 525, Freeland, WA).

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

Folk dancing from around the world every Tuesday with teaching the first hour beginning at 7 pm. Eastern European, Israeli, Greek, Scandanavian and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 per person. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 12615 C St. Bayview, Skagit Valley. Turn left at Farmhouse Restaurant. For more info visit skagitanacortesfolkdancers.org.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Low Cost/No-Cost Energy Saving Tips from PSE

Yes, you can reduce your daily electricity use, and Puget Sound Energy provides various rebates and incentives to help cover your costs. Brian McCleary, PSE Energy Advisor, will answer frequently asked questions and describe PSE’s most popular and effective programs. Plenty of time for your questions, too. FREE low-flow shower-head to the first 10 attendees (limit one/household). All participants are eligible to win a free emergency kit from PSE. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Juggle Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Venue.

SWELL Book Discussion Group

Looking for an evening book discussion group? Join us at the library the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month at 6:30 pm. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.bizq. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Every Child Ready to Read & Rock with Eric Ode!

Singing is one of the five Ready Readers practices essential to growing a reader. Join celebrated musician Eric Ode and discover some fun new ways to reinforce early literacy. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 9:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WAIF New Shelter Site Tours

Long anticipated, WAIF's new shelter site is open for tours every Thursday from 1pm-4pm. An opportunity for the public to learn more about this much needed, community asset for the homeless pet population of Whidbey Island. Located across the highway from the current shelter at the entrance of Rhododendron County Park, the new shelter will sit on almost 10 acres offering 6 of those acres as dog walking trails for shelter dogs. The site at this time has rough terrain and closed-toe, sturdy shoes are recommended for walking the site. Scheduled for groundbreaking in July 2014, the weekly tours will give visitors an opportunity to see the site and building take shape from the ground up! Visitors can bring their dogs on leash to walk on the tour as well. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Cinnamon O'Brien. Contact Email: waifnewshelter1@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-8900 ext. 1106. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 60 Rhododendron Park Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.waifanimals.org.

Puget Sound Whales for Sale: The Fight to End Orca Hunting

Author and marine naturalist Sandra Pollard outlines the history of orca captivity while recounting the harrowing struggle - and ultimate triumph - for the Puget Sound orcas' freedom. Books available for purchase and signing. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40 per month, $12 for a Drop-in Visit. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Being "bi-genre-al:" moving from poetry to prose (and back again)

At the September WIWA meeting, Carolyne Wright will share her explorations in moving from the individual speaker's lyric voice in poetry to the wide-open field of prose, keeping the poetic voice alive in memoir and literary journalism. She poses the question of how to show the particularity of detail, the nuances that could be suggested in dialogue, the turns and twists of narrated incident necessary to evoke the mood of a particular country at a particular time in its history, and still keep the energy and linguistic freshness of the best poetry. Carolyne Wright is a faculty member for the MFA program at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. She has published nine books and chapbooks of poetry, four collections of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, and a collection of essays. Her most recent book is Mania Klepto: the Book of Eulene (Turning Point Books, 2011). Her previous collection, A Change of Maps (Lost Horse Press, 2006), was nominated for the LA Times Book Award and won the 2007 IPP… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free for members of the Whidbey Island Writers Association. $5 for nonmembers. Contact Name: Petra Martin. Contact Email: petra@nila.edu. Contact Phone: 360.202.7403. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Old Bayview School 5611 Langley Rd. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit wiwa.nila.edu.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Hammons Preserve Habitat Help

Come spend a morning helping our restoration areas thrive. We'll remove weeds and spread mulch around the native plants. We'll provide snacks, drinks, and tools. Just bring your work gloves and helping hands. Please sign up by emailing ida@wclt.org or visiting www.wclt.org/events. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ida Gianopulos. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hammons Preserve, Clinton.

Port Townsend Film Festival

Tickets are on sale for the Port Townsend Film Festival, Sept. 19-21. 80-plus films, walkable. Special guests: director John Sayles and collaborator Maggie Renzi, and author Dan James Brown ("Boys in the Boat"). Films shown from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. each day. Free outdoor movie each night at festival's Outdoor Theatre on Taylor Street. See www.ptfilmfest.com for details. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $35 and up. Contact Name: Jan Halliday, Director of Development. Contact Email: info@ptfilmfest.com. Contact Phone: 360-379-1333. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:00 AM – Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:30 PM. 211 Taylor Street, Suite 401A, Port Townsend. For more info visit www.ptfilmfest.com.

Understanding Trauma: Your Past Need Not Determine Your Future

For many individuals, the fallout from negative past experiences can resurface years if not decades later. These issues include car accidents, problematic medical issues and a variety of adverse childhood events. Strong emotional responses can sometimes appear, creating frustration and suffering and sometimes even manifest as physical conditions. Join us in learning self-help approaches to work with personal trauma. Craig Weiner, DC, and Suzanne Fageol, CC. trainers and teachers in the field of trauma work, will offer insights into restoring well-being and resilience. Funded by the Friends of Langley Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

The Pandas of Pandamorphosis

Join artist Anne Belov as she shares stories and pictures to explain how a love of pandas led to the creation of her wordless picture book, "Pandamorphosis." Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library. For teens and adults. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Movie Matinee at the Freeland Library

Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Freeland Library. No registration required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Friday, September 19, 2014, 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

WI Earthquakes-What to Expect, How to Prepare

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Join us for a 4-H Video Club documentary describing earthquakes that could occur on Whidbey Island and the BIG one that will occur on the Cascadia fault. Geophysicist Robert Elphick leads a discussion following the film, with resource material provided by American Red Cross. Sponsored by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Foster care and adoption info night

Learn about our communities needs and how you can get involved while enjoying delicious desserts and beverages. Questions contact Shannon shanmcleod@hotmail.com. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Living Word Church, 490 NW Crosby, Oak Harbor.

Tutti a Tavola! Come to the Table!

Slow Food Whidbey invites you to "come to the table" Join us in the newly renovated barn at Dancing Fish Farm for a celebration of the food we produce on Whidbey. The event will be held Friday, September 19 from 6-8 pm. Please bring a dish with the recipe that includes at least one locally produced ingredient. Dancing Fish Farm will give us a review of how their vineyard if coming along. We will share recipes, watch a Whidbey TV video highlighting the produce and farmers on Whidbey island and hear about winter CSAs from Deep Harvest Farm. We will also give you a sneak peak at the upcoming 2014 Taste of Whidbey on Sept. 28th. Category: Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Glo Sherman. Contact Email: onespiritgarden@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-341-4217. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Dancing Fish Farm 1953 Newman Road Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Tour de Whidbey

Perfect end of summer bike ride for all ages! Lovely scenic routes from 10 - 100 miles through beautiful Whidbey Island! Free pancake breakfast in the early morning and free chili in the afternoon. Something special for the whole family Benefits Whidbey General Hospital Foundation. Category: Charitable. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $60.00. Contact Name: Michelle Suggs. Contact Email: suggsmi@whidbeygen.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-7656 extension 4022. Saturday, September 20, 2014. Start sites at Greenbank Farm in Greenbank and Coupeville Performing Arts Center.

9th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 10 am - 4 pm. Explore working farms, purchase locally-grown produce, visit the farm animals, and soak up the rural character of beautiful Whidbey Island. Visit www.whidbeyfarmtour.com for more information on this free event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. 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 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 13 working Farms on Whidbey Island.

9th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 10am - 4pm. Explore working farms, purchase locally-grown produce, visit the farm animals, and soak up the rural character of our island home. Visit www.whidbeyfarmtour.com for more information on this free event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: sarah@whidbeycd.org. Contact Phone: 3606784708. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 13 working farms on Whidbey Island.

Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale

Find thousands of books at bargain prices. New fiction and nonfiction added each month. Proceeds benefit the Clinton Library. Donations of quality books are always appreciated and may be dropped off at the Clinton Library or the book sale. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free to attend. Books sell for 3/$1 to $2 with some WOW books priced higher. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Email: dcolfer@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall at 6411 Central Avenue.

Whidbey Raptor Day, Pacific Rim Institute

Each year, local falconers come to the Pacific Rim Institute to show us their feathered friends. Get up close and personal with these hunters of the air and learn about their life and the habitat they thrive in. This is a free and casual event. Join us for the fun! Category: Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Holly Syreen. Contact Email: holly@pacificriminstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-5586. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 180 Parker Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit pacificriminstitute.org.

Saturday Matinee@ the Library

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this film directed by Alfonso Curaron. While on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working and they find themselves separated from the ship and have to figure out how to save themselves. Popcorn provided by the Oak Harbor Friends of the Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Improv Team

An evening of unscripted comedy! $5 at the door- buy 4 tickets, get the fifth free! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Free Penn Cove Sailing club intro day

Sailing theory and safety techniques, local sailors meeting. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: mark. Contact Email: captainmarksaia@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-969-1791. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coupeville Wharf 26 Front St. Coupeville 98239.

Bite of Bellingham

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership is pleased to announce the 9th annual Bite of Bellingham will take place on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 12pm to 4pm at the Depot Market Square on the 1100 block of Railroad Avenue. Sponsored by several generous community sponsors, the Bite encourages attendees to indulge their taste buds from a selection of more than 20 Whatcom County restaurants, with cuisine ranging from Cajun and pub fare to modern American and Asia All ages are welcome! Admission to the event is free, with food and beverage tickets for sale at $1 per ticket at entry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to vote for Bellingham’s “Best Bite,” “Dreamiest Drink,” “Sweetest Sweet,” and “Best Gluten-Free Bite” categories. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lindsey Payne. Contact Email: lindsey@downtownbellingham.com. Contact Phone: 360.527.8710. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Depot Market Square, Bellingham, WA. For more info visit downtownbham.wordpress.com.

"Greedy, Lying Bastards" film

Been a little too hot and forest fiery for you lately? Confused about why there's been no movement from our elected leaders on this global/local crisis though they have been aware it was coming since 1988? Wondering who is to blame for Global Warming and Ocean Acidification and what you can do now? Wondering if Lord Monkton is for real? This film exposes the people, organizations, their means and methods in the successful campaign to create confusion, spread doubt and stall essential action. From the Koch Bros. Exxon/Mobil, Peabody Coal and other dirty fuel providers to the politicians, judges and front groups they support, this expose’ unravels the layers of deceit. Film is followed by a panel and discussion. Sponsored by the Whidbey Environmental Action Network. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Donations Accepted. Contact Name: Gary Piazzon. Contact Phone: 360-678-5131. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Clyde Theater 217 1st St, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.greedylyingbastards.com.

Community Chorus Begins Christmas Season

Whidbey Community Chorus Begins Christmas Season The Whidbey Community Chorus, under the direction of Chet Hansen, invites singers to join the chorus in preparing for its annual Christmas concerts. Chorus registration will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Weekly practices are on Sunday evenings at the First United Methodist Church, and concerts are scheduled for December 5 and 7. Individual dues for the season are: adults $30, and high school and college students $15, payable at registration. Women are required to purchase a chorus blouse for $37 or $42 depending on size; financial aid is available for that purchase. Call Kay at 360-678-4148 for more information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $30, $15. Contact Name: Kay Foss. Contact Email: klfoss345@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-4148. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. First United Methodist Church.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The Odd Couple

In this hilarious female version of The Odd Couple the weekly poker game is now Trivial Pursuit. Oscar and Felix are now Olive and Florence. But in this gender bending twist on the original, the laughs are pure Neil Simon. Guidance suggested - due to comic sexual reference, double entendres and innuendo. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $18. Contact Name: Janis Powell. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-679-2237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Computer Basics

Sign up for the ever popular class to learn basic computer skills in Windows 7. Class meets four times: September 22nd, 29th October 6th ,13th. Each class builds on skills taught in the previous session. The first registration date for this event is scheduled for 9/2/2014 at 9:00 AM.. Class is limited to eight people. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Learn to Draw Stress-Free

Please join artist, Stephanie Schuemann, as she guides you to see things in a new way. Amaze yourself as you discover abilities within that you never knew you had. Satisfy your appetite for learning by developing basic skills involving line, value, composition and more. Please plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Peter Miller's "Lunch at the Shop" - Part of the Farm to Table Series

Join us for an evening with a delightful cookbook author. Peter Miller lives in Langley with his wife Colleen. She is an architect, he operates the Peter Miller Design Bookshop in the Belltown area of Seattle. Peter goes into town every day on the train, and he has just published a cookbook,"Lunch at the Shop," with Abrams Books, NY. Sponsored by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Free Citizenship Class

Whether you are just starting to apply for citizenship or already have an interview date, this class will help you prepare. Satisfy your appetite for learning with this free class, taught in English by a library volunteer. This 6 week session runs Monday evenings starting Sept 22, 2014. 9/22/2014, 9/29/2014, 10/6/2014, 10/13/2014, 10/27/2014, 11/3/2014 Space is limited and registration is required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ $5 seniors. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Baby Island Community Hall, 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA 98260.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per season, can be pro-rated at any time. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

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 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Virtual Dementia Tour

Every walk a day in someone's shoes? Join us on an emotional journey to experience the realities of life for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. This life-changing workshop can also help you make better caregiving and health care decisions by understanding what your loved one may be coping with on a daily basis. Come and experience the challenges for yourself. We invite you to try it for just five minutes. See daily life through the eyes of someone with dementia. Please call and schedule a time for you to experience the challenges for yourself. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: Karen Cowgill. Contact Email: hpoakharbormktg@frontermgmt.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-2555. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Home Place 171 SW Sixth Avenue Oak Harbor, WA.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Life in Service at Downton Abbey

In pre-First World War Britain, the great estates could not function without an army of servants. Cultural historian, Tames Alan, brings to life the people and activities of those in downstairs service. Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. No registration required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Introduction to Craigslist

Learn the basics of Craigslist, the ever popular online classifieds and forums website that is community moderated, and largely free. This one hour will cover getting connected to your local Craigslist community, setting up an account, internet safety, posting a classified ad and more. Registration for this class opens September 2nd. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brian Haight. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

Folk dancing from around the world every Tuesday with teaching the first hour beginning at 7 pm. Eastern European, Israeli, Greek, Scandanavian and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 per person. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 12615 C St. Bayview, Skagit Valley. Turn left at Farmhouse Restaurant. For more info visit skagitanacortesfolkdancers.org.

Crockett Lake Weed Bash

We need your help to take out the blackberries and make way for native plants to survive and thrive at this wetland preserve! We'll provide snacks, drinks, and tools. All ages and abilities welcome, just bring work gloves. Please sign up by emailing ida@wclt.org or visiting www.wclt.org/events. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ida Gianopulos. Contact Email: ida@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Crockett Lake East Preserve, Coupeville.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive.

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 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. VFW 3037 N. Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Juggle Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Venue.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.bizq. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of Michael Ondaatje's "The Cat's Table." In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--as far from the Captain's Table as can be--with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys. As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story--by turns poignant and electrifying--about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage. No registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 9:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytimes

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 350-678-4911. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 9:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Norwegian conversation & coffee

This newly formed group, facilitated by a native-speaker of Norwegian, is a casual coffee group giving other Norwegian speaking individuals a chance to practice and improve their language skills. Open to newcomers. Also meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free but donations accepted for coffee. Contact Name: Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge - J Gerteis. Contact Email: whidbeyislandnordiclodge@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-2189. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Nordic Hall 63 Jacobs Rd Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WAIF New Shelter Site Tours

Long anticipated, WAIF's new shelter site is open for tours every Thursday from 1pm-4pm. An opportunity for the public to learn more about this much needed, community asset for the homeless pet population of Whidbey Island. Located across the highway from the current shelter at the entrance of Rhododendron County Park, the new shelter will sit on almost 10 acres offering 6 of those acres as dog walking trails for shelter dogs. The site at this time has rough terrain and closed-toe, sturdy shoes are recommended for walking the site. Scheduled for groundbreaking in July 2014, the weekly tours will give visitors an opportunity to see the site and building take shape from the ground up! Visitors can bring their dogs on leash to walk on the tour as well. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Cinnamon O'Brien. Contact Email: waifnewshelter1@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-8900 ext. 1106. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 60 Rhododendron Park Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.waifanimals.org.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40 per month, $12 for a Drop-in Visit. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Treasures of Syria: An Illustrated Talk

See Syria, for millennia a Middle East crossroads, in a rare look just months before the current war began. Explore and learn about Syria's historic sites, its culture, and its people. Presented by Rich Thom. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Keep the Creativity Flowing: For New and Experienced Artists

Join other local artists to participate in informal sharing, discussion and creation of your artwork. Take advantage of the group energy for inspiration and new ideas. This group meets monthly on the morning of each 4th Friday. No registration required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Oak Harbor Book Group: "The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns"

Share your love of reading! Check out a copy of "The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns" by Margaret Dilloway, bring your covered drink, and join the discussion in the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. All are welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, September 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Center for Lifelong Learning 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor WA 98277.

Zentangle with Patty Steele

Back by popular demand, Patty Steele will teach Zentangle, an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Class is limited to 20 participants. Please pre-register. Sponsored by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, September 26, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

Join members of the Whidbey Audubon Society and learn about the five woodpecker species that live on our island, then have some hands-on fun with a related art project. Designed to spark interest in natural sciences. For school-age children. Supported by the Whidbey Audubon Society. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:00 PM. Coupeville Elementary School Multipurpose Room 6 South Main Street Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Dancing with Thoreau

This documentary by local filmmaker Chris Korrow explores the numerous, subtle yet astounding benefits which connecting with nature has for all of us, but especially children. The film features interviews with scientists, educators and religious leaders such as: David Suzuki, Richard Louv, Denis Hayes, Rev. Sally G. Bingham and the Dali Lama as well as others deeply engaged in sharing the health, cultural and psychological benefits of working and playing outside or just beholding the simple wonders of Creation. Afterwards, the filmmaker will take questions and we will hear from a spokesperson for the exciting, recently launched, island wide initiative applying the strategies spoken of in the film. *Sponsored by the Greening Congregations of Whidbey Island. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation 20103 State Route 525 Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit breathedeepproductions.blogspot.com.

Made By Hand: Come Play in the Mud!

Back by popular demand! Make a unique planter using hypertufa. It's porous, lighter than concrete, will survive frost and is easy to work with. For teens and adults. Please preregister, space and supplies are limited. Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

5th Annual Taste of Whidbey

Sun Sep 28th 1-4 pm Taste of Whidbey at Greenbank Farm. A Slow Food of Whidbey Island event. Join us to celebrate unique Whidbey Island food traditions featuring the best of local, seasonal food and beverage. Experience the tastes of over 15 local chefs, vintners and brewers. Tickets, $30 in advance ($35 at door), admit one and include 10 tastes (extras: $2 per taste, at event), available now at www.brownpapertickets.com . Category: Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $35 at door, $30 ahead brownpapertickets.com. Contact Name: Trish Zapinski. Contact Email: taste@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-0432. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Rd. Greenbank, WA 98253. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Estate Planning and Wills-Free Legal Workshop

Attorney Paul Neumiller will present information and answer questions about Wills, Probate, Will Alternatives, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Health Directives and Trusts. Preregistration required. Limit of 25. Sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program operating in partnership with LAW Advocates and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, September 29, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

The Spice of Life

Join Tames Alan, actress of Downton Abbey fame as she presents a program which is part historical food and part gardening. It shows the plants from which we obtain our commonly used spices, as well as covering some of the more-common spice blends. Also covered will be the historical significance of these spices as they impacted Western civilization.Sponsored by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Free Citizenship Class

Whether you are just starting to apply for citizenship or already have an interview date, this class will help you prepare. Satisfy your appetite for learning with this free class, taught in English by a library volunteer. This 6 week session runs Monday evenings starting Sept 22, 2014. 9/22/2014, 9/29/2014, 10/6/2014, 10/13/2014, 10/27/2014, 11/3/2014 Space is limited and registration is required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ $5 seniors. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Baby Island Community Hall, 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA 98260.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per season, can be pro-rated at any time. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave 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 30, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 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 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Seattle Opera Preview: Don Giovanni

Join the Seattle Opera education department for an engaging hour-long multimedia presentation that covers the basics of history, music and stagecraft of "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Join the Seattle Opera education department for an engaging hour-long multimedia presentation that covers the basics of history, music and stagecraft of "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. No registration required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Seattle Opera Preview - "Don Giovanni"

Join Seattle Opera educator Robert McClung for an engaging hour-long multimedia presentation that covers the basics of history, music and stagecraft of "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Funded by Friends of the Freeland and Coupeville Libraries. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

Folk dancing from around the world every Tuesday with teaching the first hour beginning at 7 pm. Eastern European, Israeli, Greek, Scandanavian and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 per person. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 12615 C St. Bayview, Skagit Valley. Turn left at Farmhouse Restaurant. For more info visit skagitanacortesfolkdancers.org.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Juggle Club

Learn to juggle and improve your skills. All-ages are welcome to come for instruction and practice. It's all about the fun! $3 per session. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Venue.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Wizard Band

Play fun music that you love. Join your friends for band arrangements of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, The Hobbit and more. Open to everyone who plays a band instrument. Call for 360-675-5544 for details. $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Cost: $75 per season. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.bizq. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytimes

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 350-678-4911. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-long 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, October 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WAIF New Shelter Site Tours

Long anticipated, WAIF's new shelter site is open for tours every Thursday from 1pm-4pm. An opportunity for the public to learn more about this much needed, community asset for the homeless pet population of Whidbey Island. Located across the highway from the current shelter at the entrance of Rhododendron County Park, the new shelter will sit on almost 10 acres offering 6 of those acres as dog walking trails for shelter dogs. The site at this time has rough terrain and closed-toe, sturdy shoes are recommended for walking the site. Scheduled for groundbreaking in July 2014, the weekly tours will give visitors an opportunity to see the site and building take shape from the ground up! Visitors can bring their dogs on leash to walk on the tour as well. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Cinnamon O'Brien. Contact Email: waifnewshelter1@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-8900 ext. 1106. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 60 Rhododendron Park Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.waifanimals.org.

Belly Dance Class

Learn to belly dance every Thursday with Gwendolyn Sipes, dancer and instructor extraordinaire. Exercise has never been this much fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40 per month, $12 for a Drop-in Visit. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music Garage 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and Beyond

The Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for mushroom hunting. Learn about the best varieties to look for both here and beyond as Daniel Winkler shares his expertise about wild mushrooms. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. Daniel Winkler is the author of Field Guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California, and Amazon Mushrooms (with Larry Evans). He grew up collecting wild mushrooms in the Alps, and has been foraging since age 17 in the Pacific Northwest. Daniel trained as a geographer and ecologist and works as researcher and NGO consultant on environmental issues of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas. With his travel agency MushRoaming LLC he is annually organizing and leading several mushroom focused eco-tours around the world. www.mushroaming.com. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.