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Teen Art Show

The annual Teen Art Show. Art from the middle schools and high school are on display! Vote for your favorites! Funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Cost: Free. Friday, December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Brain Training: Math for Fun and Glory

Challenge a friend to a game such as Chocolate Fix, Mancala, or Mastermind, or try individual challenges like tangrams, Sudoku and logic puzzles. For ages 5 and up. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Debbie Lagasse. Contact Email: dlagasse@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, December 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Coupeville Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room.

Hebrew Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your Hebrew, & learn useful cultural tips. The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Friday, December 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

One-on-One Business Mentoring

Starting a business or growing an existing one? Have an idea but not sure what to do next? Ron Claude, a local SCORE volunteer mentor brings 25+ years of executive experience to one-on-one counseling sessions aimed at helping your business thrive. Please preregister. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Gam-Anon

Do you have a Family Member or friend who has a Gambling Problem? Please join us at Gam-Anon Meetings where you can share and receive support. The meetings are held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA at 2015 E Blackburn Rd. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Spin Game Nights

Spin Cafe Game Nights are open to anyone over 18 who wants to have some fun playing games and hanging out with some cool people in a clean and sober environment! There will be a big selection of board games to kick off this every Friday event. We hope that there will be regular players who come up with themes or other types of games for subsequent Fridays! See you there! Category: Sports & recreation. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ericka Cooley. Contact Email: e.cooley@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Spin Cafe 658 Bayshore Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Gamblers Anonymous Meeting

Do you spend too much money on slot machines, on lottery tickets, scratch tickets,on the power ball or playing blackjack or poker? Are you having problems paying the bills? If so, you may be a compulsive gambler. If you think you might have a problem with gambling; if you have a desire to stop gambling, come to the Friday night meeting of Gamblers Anonymous at 7:00 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church,2015 E. Blackburn Street in Mount Vernon, WA. There is Hope. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Anonymous. Contact Phone: 855-222-5542. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2015 E. Blackburn Street, Mount Vernon, WA.

WICO Presents David Ossman in "The Night Before Christmas" and other Holiday music Favorites

On an island known for its artistic population and superb arts culture, David Ossman, stands out. Actor, Writer, Producer, his credits include everything from Firesign Theater to voicing characters in major animated films, to producing programs for National Public Radio, among many, many accomplishments. His voice is familiar, his resume is impressive and his charm and wit infectious as he brings to life Clement Moore’s beloved poem “The Night Before Christmas” with the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra. The Whidbey Island Community Orchestra itself, is a unique group, filled with Island musicians from all walks of life, from young High School prodigies, to more seasoned, older adult musicians who are playing simply for the love of music and their instruments. Their camaraderie is evident in their performances which are truly outstanding in an already rich Island Arts Culture. Conductor Cynthia Morrow chooses programs that are not only fun to play, but fun to listen to, as her programs showcase some of the f… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, Food Bank Donation Requested. Contact Name: Cynthia Morrow. Contact Email: drcmorrow@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. South Whidbey Assembly of God, 5373 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260.

"White Christmas"

By Irving Berlin, David Ives and Paul Blake  Directed by Michael Morgen  Musical Direction by Sheila Weidendorf  Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. The dazzling score features well known standards including: Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite White Christmas. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters in route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. Join us for this heart-warming, nostalgic nod to the perfect Christmas we all dream about. December 2 - 17, 2016 Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00 Opening Night Art Gallery Reception at 6:00 PM Piano Bar opens one hour before each performance Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20 / Matinee $17. Contact Name: Fritha Strand. Contact Email: fritha.strand@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Skagit Symphony Holiday Concert

Join us for our annual Skagit Symphony Holiday Concert on Friday, December 9th at 7:30pm in McIntyre Hall. The program will feature festive sounds of the holiday season, with music to sing and to celebrate. The Skagit Symphony Chorus will join the orchestra with selections of Christmas Carols by Rutter. Don’t miss the entire audience sing-along in the ever-popular Concert Caroling. A great tradition to the Christmas season. Tickets available through the Box Office: (360) 416-7727. Category: Holiday. Music. Cost: $20-$45. Contact Name: Marna Fletcher. Contact Email: info@skagitsymphony.com. Contact Phone: 3608489336. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. McIntyre Hall College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit www.skagitsymphony.com.

The Nutcracker

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre's 24th season of The Nutcracker is sure to delight the whole family! Our production features many of the beloved characters and themes that are traditional with this classic holiday ballet. However, we wouldn't do our Whidbey Island community justice if we didn't add our own "twist" to this production. Join us as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince travel through a world of mermaids dancing and swinging on ropes of seaweed in their magical underwater world. Then travel to the Enchanted Forest where we meet our majestic Faerie Queen and Forest King. Our beautiful flowers will have you in awe of their grace and elegance. Of course, who could forget Madame Bumble, who introduces us to some of the most adorable critters we have ever seen? We take pride in standing out from many other Nutcrackers while providing phenomenal dancing and choreography. Many of our patrons have made this show a holiday tradition and we invite you to do the same! Show Times: Friday Dec. 9th & 16th - 7:… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: General Admission: $20 Seniors, Military, Children: $17 At the door all tickets $22. Contact Name: Brittany Falso. Contact Email: bri.falso@arts.cornish.edu. Contact Phone: 360-661-6910. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:30 PM. South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center - 5675 Maxwelton Rd Langley, WA.

Bringing Baby Home: a Weekend Retreat for Expectant Couples

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents: Bringing Baby Home A Weekend Retreat for expectant couples With Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Vanessa Kohlhaas December 10-11, 2016 9am - 4pm $200/couple (catered lunch available for an additional fee at the workshop) To register, email karina@wiws.org www.wiws.org Weekend workshop held at Whidbey Island Waldorf School, 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton The transition to parenting is full of anticipation, wonder and love but is also one of the most stressful events that can happen in a couple’s relationship. Bringing Baby Home was developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman out of their research on couples and parenting. It supports couples in preparing for this major life transition by teaching skills to strengthen their relationship and foster their baby’s development. Category: Family. Schools. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $200/couple. Contact Name: Karina Bergen. Contact Email: karina@wiws.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-5686. Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Sunday, December 11, 2016. Whidbey Island Waldorf School 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton, WA.

Hour of Code II

Loved the Hour of Code but want more? Learn basic computer science with our suite courses for all ages (even kindergarten). Lessons blend game-like tutorials with short video lectures with Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and more. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, algorithms, functions, and variables. A limited number of laptop computer are available, please preregister to reserve a computer. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Oak Harbor Winter Market

Celebrating Local! Handcrafted Artwork, Unique Gifts, Fresh Baked Treats, Hot Food, Kids' Korner & Special Events. Visit our OHWM FB page for pictures and updates. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lorijean Spear. Contact Email: ohwm@hummingbirdfarmnursery.com. Contact Phone: 360-941-7470. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens 2319 Zylstra Road (at Ft Nugent) Oak Harbor, WA.

Saratoga Orchestra presents Peter and the Wolf

Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island presents a family friendly musical event featuring a performance of "Peter and the Wolf," narrated by David Ossman. A fun and unique Instrument Petting Zoo starts the event where  a number of instruments will be available for a “hands-on” experience for both the young and young-at-heart. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Saratoga Orchestra. Contact Email: orchestra@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3609293045. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville High School 501 S. Main Coupeville, WA 98239.

Teen Art Show

The annual Teen Art Show. Art from the middle schools and high school are on display! Vote for your favorites! Funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Write Now:Creating Compelling Characters & Settings in Fiction

We all know a vivid fictional character when we encounter one, but where do they come from? How can setting become a living, breathing part of the story? This class will explore the limitless possibilities of character and setting and will get you onto the path toward creating your own memorable fiction. Call Clinton Library, (360) 341-4280 to pre-register. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Email: klarson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603414280. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 6411 S. Central Avenue, Clinton.

Light up your holidays at Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park

Light up your holidays at the Admiralty Head Lighthouse on December 10th and 11th! Come down to Fort Casey State Park and start the holiday celebrations! Our free event includes holiday music provided by local groups, children's crafts and campfire stories. Best of all, you can get your picture with Santa! Happy Holidays! Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Fort Casey State Park 1280 Eagle Road Coupeville, WA 98239.

Free Jam Sessions

It was a dark and stormy night…. but not at Click Music! Dispel the gloom of the season & resurrect your dusty, old musical instrument! We have freakishly good times at our free jam sessions!!! We don’t care how hideous you sound! Come on down and join the fun! There is always something spooktacular going on at Click Music! Like us on Facebook or visit www.clickmusic.biz for more info. 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: 360675-5544. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Saratoga Orchestra presents Peter and the Wolf

Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island presents a family friendly musical event featuring a performance of "Peter and the Wolf," narrated by David Ossman. A fun and unique Instrument Petting Zoo starts the event where  a number of instruments will be available for a “hands-on” experience for both the young and young-at-heart. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Saratoga Orchestra. Contact Email: orchestra@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-3045. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Island Church of Whidbey 503 Cascade Ave Langley, WA 98260.

The Nutcracker presented by The Ballet Slipper Conservatory

Tickets are available for purchase Monday - Friday from 3pm-7pm and Saturday from 12pm-4pm at TOPPINS: 32650 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $10; Child (up to 18) $10. For more information please contact: 360-929-5828. The Ballet Slipper Conservatory continues its most joyous holiday gift, with its beloved production of The Nutcracker, on Saturday, December 10 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, December 11 at 2pm, at the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, WA. Truly a production of, for, and by the community it serves, The Ballet Slipper Conservatory Nutcracker features more than 34 student dancers aged 6 to adult, in such roles of adorable mice, soldiers, flowers and sweets. A wonderful ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday tradition to introduce children, of all ages, to the power and beauty of classical dance. The Nutcracker tells the story of a little girl named Clara w… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $10; Child (up to 18) $10. Contact Name: The Ballet Slipper Conservatory. Contact Email: balletslipper@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-929-5828. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, WA. For more info visit tbscoh.org.

Russian Winter Celebration

Come Join Us for a Special Russian Winter Celebration Saturday December 10 6 - 9 pm NW Language and Cultural Center, Langley Bring the whole family for a rich evening of winter holiday fun, Russian style. Traditional Russian Folk songs and dances by Ivan da Marya, a delicious Russian buffet, special visit by Ded Moroz i Snegurochka for all the good children, and much heart warming merriment as we honor our donors and volunteers, bring the online auction to a close, and announce highlights of next year’s season. For further information and to RSVP please call our office 360-321-2101 or register online Seating is limited! Registration closes Dec 7. See you on Dec 10! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $35 adult, $15 children and seniors. Contact Name: Carol Heywood. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. NW Language and Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.nwlacc.org.

The Nutcracker presented by The Ballet Slipper Conservatory

Tickets are available for purchase Monday - Friday from 3pm-7pm and Saturday from 12pm-4pm at TOPPINS: 32650 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $10; Child (up to 18) $10. For more information please contact: 360-929-5828. The Ballet Slipper Conservatory continues its most joyous holiday gift, with its beloved production of The Nutcracker, on Saturday, December 10 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, December 11 at 2pm, at the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, WA. Truly a production of, for, and by the community it serves, The Ballet Slipper Conservatory Nutcracker features more than 34 student dancers aged 6 to adult, in such roles of adorable mice, soldiers, flowers and sweets. A wonderful ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday tradition to introduce children, of all ages, to the power and beauty of classical dance. The Nutcracker tells the story of a little girl named Clara w… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $10; Child (up to 18) $10 (Tickets are available for purchase Monday - Friday from 3pm-7pm and Saturday from 12pm-4pm at TOPPINS: 32650 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door.). Contact Name: The Ballet Slipper Conservatory. Contact Email: balletslipper@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-929-5828. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Oak Harbor High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, WA. For more info visit tbscoh.org.

"White Christmas"

By Irving Berlin, David Ives and Paul Blake  Directed by Michael Morgen  Musical Direction by Sheila Weidendorf  Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. The dazzling score features well known standards including: Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite White Christmas. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters in route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. Join us for this heart-warming, nostalgic nod to the perfect Christmas we all dream about. December 2 - 17, 2016 Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00 Opening Night Art Gallery Reception at 6:00 PM Piano Bar opens one hour before each performance Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20 / Matinee $17. Contact Name: Fritha Strand. Contact Email: fritha.strand@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

A Tuna Christmas

Friday, December 2 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 3 at 7:30PM Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 10 at 7:30PM Sunday, December 11 at 2:00PM Friday, December 16 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 17 at 7:30PM The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard's hilarious holiday sequel to Greater Tuna: A Tuna Christmas. It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. We meet 22 of Tuna's denizens who join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening. A Tuna Christmas was first presented on December 15, 1994 at the Booth Theater in New York City. It was directed by Ed Howard. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: All tickets $18 when purchased in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Spire 710 South Anderson St. Tacoma, WA 98405. For more info visit tmp.org.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Anacortes Ladies Holiday Shopping Event

Please come and join us for some shopping and fun with your local Lady Bosses from town. Vendors will include Lularoe, Perfectly Posh, Scentsy, Norwex, Stella and Dot, Pampered Chef, Pure Romance, Mary Kay, Punkfunk Jewelry and ItWorks! Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Stephanie Bates. Contact Email: llrstephanie.bates@gmail.com. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Depot Arts Center 611 R Ave Anacortes, WA 98221.

Chinook Holiday Concert

"Ring a Bell for the Season" Join Open Circle Singers, Heggeness Valley Boys, Judith Adams, Barbara Dunn, and friends in Thomas Berry Hall for a musical celebration of the winter holidays and the return of the light. Plan to stay after the music for coffee, tea, cookies, and conversation! Parking is limited—dress for weather and arrive early in order to shuttle to the venue. Carpooling is greatly appreciated. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Marnie Jackson. Contact Email: marnie@whidbeyinstitute.org. Contact Phone: 3603413403. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Thomas Berry Hall The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

The Nutcracker presented by The Ballet Slipper Conservatory

Tickets are available for purchase Monday - Friday from 3pm-7pm and Saturday from 12pm-4pm at TOPPINS: 32650 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $10; Child (up to 18) $10. For more information please contact: 360-929-5828. The Ballet Slipper Conservatory continues its most joyous holiday gift, with its beloved production of The Nutcracker, on Saturday, December 10 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, December 11 at 2pm, at the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, WA. Truly a production of, for, and by the community it serves, The Ballet Slipper Conservatory Nutcracker features more than 34 student dancers aged 6 to adult, in such roles of adorable mice, soldiers, flowers and sweets. A wonderful ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday tradition to introduce children, of all ages, to the power and beauty of classical dance. The Nutcracker tells the story of a little girl named Clara w… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $10; Child (up to 18) $10. Contact Name: The Ballet Slipper Conservatory. Contact Email: balletslipper@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-929-5828. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, WA. For more info visit tbscoh.org.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey Island's most talented artists will sing, dance and just perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be a great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WICO Presents David Ossman in Oak Harbor Concert "The Night Before Christmas"

On an island known for its artistic population and superb arts culture, David Ossman, stands out. Actor, Writer, Producer, his credits include everything from Firesign Theater to voicing characters in major animated films, to producing programs for National Public Radio, among many, many accomplishments. His voice is familiar, his resume is impressive and his charm and wit infectious as he brings to life Clement Moore’s beloved poem “The Night Before Christmas” with the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra. The Whidbey Island Community Orchestra itself, is a unique group, filled with Island musicians from all walks of life, from young High School prodigies, to more seasoned, older adult musicians who are playing simply for the love of music and their instruments. Their camaraderie is evident in their performances which are truly outstanding in an already rich Island Arts Culture. Conductor Cynthia Morrow chooses programs that are not only fun to play, but fun to listen to, as her programs showcase some of the f… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, Food Bank Donation requested. Contact Name: Dr. Cynthia Morrow. Contact Email: drcmorrow@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW 2nd Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island

The Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island will hold its Annual Holiday Potluck and meeting December 12th  at 1:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church Annex in Freeland at Hwy 525 & Woodard Road. We offer fellowship and support to anyone interested in genealogy. New members and guests are always welcome. Program:  Annual Holiday Potluck and Personal Research Review Come prepared to present a few words on an interesting aspect of your current research, an interesting book you've found or anything else notable you've discovered.  Family artifacts are also appropriate. This will be our annual Holiday potluck luncheon.  Please bring a salad, entree or dessert sufficient to serve eight people. There is no education class in December. Category: Food & drink. Holiday. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: No cost, bring potluck dish. Contact Name: Jan Martin. Contact Email: gardenerjan@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-5562. Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, Highway 525 & Woodard Road, Freeland, WA. For more info visit www.gsswi.org.

Read the Classics Book Group

Read the classics with a supportive group of friends. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Name: Rita. Contact Phone: 631-707-5980. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 12, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Holiday Open House

Celebrate the holiday season with the Celtic Arts Foundation at our 1st Annual Holiday Open House! Stop by the Littlefield Celtic Center for some merrymaking with old and new friends as we open up our Center for the community. If you’ve never visited the LCC before, this is a great chance to learn more about what we do and the great events that take place in this space. If you’ve visited us many times before, this is a great chance to see the space full of holiday cheer and reconnect with friends. We’ll have cookies, hot spiced cider, and hot cocoa to enjoy along with Celtic holiday music. Enjoy treats and conversation from 3:00-5:30, and then join us for a round of White Elephant beginning at 5:30! Please bring a wrapped gift valued under $20 to place under the tree if you’d like to participate in the fun. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family! Please RSVP online to help us make sure we have enough food and drink for everyone. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Organizations. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Celtic Arts Foundation. Contact Email: events@celticarts.org. Contact Phone: 360-416-4934. Monday, December 12, 2016, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Littlefield Celtic Center 1124 Cleveland Ave Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit celticarts.org.

In Stitches: Penny Rugs

Join us as we piece together felt circles and try different stitches. Make a rug, ornament, coaster, etc. using this traditional craft designed to make something beautiful out of fabric scraps. All ages and skill levels welcome. Supported by Friends of the Langley Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Langley Library 104 Second St. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

In Stitches: Penny Rugs

Join us each Monday as we piece together felt circles and try different stitches. Make a rug, ornament, coaster, etc. using this traditional craft designed to make something beautiful out of fabric scraps. All ages and skill levels welcome. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Over-eaters Anonymous

12 step meeting for compulsive over-eaters. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Leslie. Contact Email: spiritmusic@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-320-2539. Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 432 Park Ave, Langley (AA house).

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Instant Christmas Band

INSTANT CHRISTMAS BAND! Dust off your musical instruments & create a new holiday tradition! All ages & levels of skill welcome! Music, free hot cider & cookies provided by Click Community. December 12th at 7:00 pm. Click Music Concert Hall, 1130 NE 7th Ave. Oak Harbor, WA. Contact 360-675-5544 or avi@clickmusic.biz for more information. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Avi Rostov, Owner. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 3606755544. Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Click Music Concert Hall 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Garden Club

Oak Harbor Garden Club, 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor. Program topic: Decorating for the Holidays. Six holiday designs to be auctioned for the benefit of the club. All are welcome. Category: Service clubs. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor.

Baby and Toddler Stay and Play

Under their parent's supervision, babies and toddlers can socialize and play with the library's educational toys. This informal, drop-in playtime is for children ages 0-4 years old with their parent or caregiver. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

French Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your French, learn useful cultural tips, and meet other Francophiles & travelers. Basic familiarity with French is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road langley, WA 98260.

Parkinsons Disease Support Group

Informal support group for Parkinsons Disease Patients and caregivers. Lots of info available from veterans of the disease, plus hand outs and the latest news on medications and potential cures. 10 am to noon, 2nd Tuesday of each month. Left hand side entrance of the Bayview Senior Center Phone 321-1600. Category: Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: none. Contact Name: Carolyn Hansen. Contact Email: wchansen292@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-279-1785. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 10:00 AM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters general meeting

This is a supportive, positive learning environment where members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills. Check out our Facebook page or contact us for more information and to find out what exciting topics will be presented at this week's meeting! Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@toastmastersclubs.org. Contact Phone: 206-817-3533. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 3037 NE Goldie st. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Sri Sri Yoga

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class that will recharge your energy, and relax the mind. No prior experience with yoga is necessary to attend. Please bring your yoga mat & blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: maria.ellis@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

WorkSource Orientation

An overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of the job search. You will be introduced to an array of employment and training services and to WorkSourceWA.com, your premier online resource to look for work in Washington. This information is appropriate for any job seeker to assist with your specific needs. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Clinton Book Group: The Boston Girl

Everyone is welcome to join our discussion of "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant. Books are available to check out a month prior to the discussion at the Clinton Library. Our next selection will be "Reconstructing Amelia" by Kimberly McCreight. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Email: klarson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603414280. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Clinton Library 4781 Deer Lake Rd. Clinton.

WorkSource: Search Smart

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Scottish Highland & Irish Step Dance Classes

The Clan Heather Dancers offer year-round Scottish Highland and Irish step dance classes and welcome dancers from preschool age to adults.  Featuring traditional solo and group dances of the British Isle and contemporary choreography.  Studio locations:  Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett.  Try the popular four-week introductory program.  Competition, performance, recreation – we do it all!  Join now to participate in St. Patrick’s Day shows and Highland dance competitions.  We organize three Highland dance competitions each year and our dancers are featured at regional festivals and events.  Classes begin mid afternoon and continue through the evening hours. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Clan Heather Dancers. Contact Email: dance@clanheather.com. Contact Phone: 360-715-8682. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 4:00 PM. Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

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. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

How to Start a Business

Learn how to write a business plan using the Small Business Administration's format. In the process you will discover some library tools that can save you hundreds of dollars. Seating is limited. Please preregister at www.sno-isle.org or call the library at 360-675-5115. Supported by the Island County Economic Development Council. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Spanish Chat

Drop in to this weekly conversation group to brush up on your Spanish, as well as learn useful cultural tips in a friendly informal atmosphere. Basic familiarity with Spanish is necessary to attend. Sessions led by a dynamic and engaging native speaker. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, at the American Legion Post 141. Call 360-321-4910 for more information. Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Sandy Leslie. Contact Email: sandith@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-4910. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. American Legion Post 141.

Suicide Grief Support Group

The grief from a suicide is often difficult to deal with in part because of the social stigma associated with the act. Added to that is the fact that the loved one may feel abandoned, angry or guilty. This group is designed for those who have had a loved one die by suicide to begin the process of healing together. Through reading and sharing, members find camaraderie and support during a dark time of their lives so healing can begin. Please call or e-mail Chaplain Dave. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Chaplain Dave Bieniek. Contact Email: bienid@whidbeyhealth.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1372. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. WhidbeyHealth Hospice Office 202 N. Main St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Free Brass Ensemble Jam

Calling all BRASS players! Free Brass Ensemble Jam at Click Music, located at 1130 NE 7th Avenue in Oak Harbor, WA. Brass Jam directed by Bruce Seltveit. Music provided. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO RE-ENTER THE MUSIC WORLD! All ages - all levels of skill. Please come! It's a lot of fun! For more information, call 360-675-5544 or visit our website at www.clickmusic.biz. 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Throwback Thursday & Flashback Friday

Celebrate 60 years with Oak Bowl and Mario's Pizza this December 2016. Introducing retro-inspired pricing for "Throwback Thursdays" and "Flashback Fridays" all month long! Throwback Thursday Arcade Night means $1 game cards for 30 minutes unlimited play, .05 cent fountain sodas, and $4 beer pitchers every Thursday night in December from 4pm-10. Bring the whole family! Limit one each per person a night. Flashback Friday specials include bowling for a quarter and .15 cent pizza slices every Friday night in December from Noon-8:30pm. Bring the whole family! Limit two each per person a night - Shoe rental not included ($2.50).  AFTER DARK on Fridays: Cosmic Bowling from 9-Midnight. Come dressed to match the decade for $5 unlimited bowling and drink specials. We will countdown through the decades each week (80’s, 70’s, 60’s) ending in the 50’s on Dec. 30th with a Sock Hop Celebration! Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: .25 cents. Contact Name: Karie Cockrell. Contact Email: oakbowl@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, December 15, 2016. Oak Bowl & Mario's Pizza 531 Southeast Midway Boulevard Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Community Conversation on Homelessness

Join Whidbey Homeless Coalition and the Shelter Planning Committee, to discuss homelessness in our community. Soup at noon, followed by the program at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome. At-will lunch donation. 360-690-6189. Category: Charitable. Service clubs. Volunteer. Contact Phone: 360-690-6189. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 1050 South East Ireland St. Oak Harbor.

Celebrate the Holidays with Friends of the Oak Harbor Library

Friends of the Oak Harbor Library invite you to celebrate the season with friends, food and fun. A silent auction of donated items will support the Friends and the library. Please come early if you have a book donation. Happy holidays to all! Category: Charitable. Food & drink. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Winter Holiday Ornament Craft Party

Craft and cobble winter holiday ornaments to decorate your home or to give away as gifts. Bring your imagination and we'll provide the supplies. Festive refreshments will be provided. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey A. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Compassion Meditation 6-Week Series

This Compassion Meditation 6-week series is a unique blend of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, contemporary psychology, and scientific research. You’ll learn how to: engage your inner critic with compassion by embracing acceptance for self and others; enhance vitality by recognizing and harmonizing with your body’s energy flow; reduce rumination by settling and focusing your mind; and learn techniques for communicating authentically and from the heart. Classes includes meditation, lecture, discussion, in-class partner and small group listening and communication exercises, as well as audio recordings of guided meditations. Amy Colvin has over 20 years of Taoist meditation experience, is a certified facilitator of Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training program, and has been facilitating meditation since 2011. Category: Classes & lectures. Faith. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $220-245 see website for registration details. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Anacortes Center for Happiness 619 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA. For more info visit www.compassionatebalance.com.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

12 steps for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Category: Organizations. Contact Email: Freelandacoa@gmail.com. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex Chapel 18341 Hwy 525 Freeland 98249.

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. 360-969-1609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

O P E N M I C

OPEN MIC - Rustica - 7PM - Downtown Oak Harbor. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. RUSTICA - Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.rusticacafe.com.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

This Looks Like Fun: A Holiday Celebration of Art

Wrap up your holiday shopping at This Looks Like Fun: A Holiday Celebration of Art. See glass by Katrina Hude, wood by Jim Short, wood by Bob Flores, fiber art by Judy Moore, pottery by Jordan Jones, felt by Lisa Sharp, multimedia by Le Schrock, photography by Denis Hill and ceramics by Clovy Tsuchiya. Also featuring the Native American art of Roger Purdue. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 0. Friday, December 16, 2016 – Sunday, December 18, 2016. Coupeville Recreation Hall 901 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville, WA 98239.

Throwback Thursday & Flashback Friday

Celebrate 60 years with Oak Bowl and Mario's Pizza this December 2016. Introducing retro-inspired pricing for "Throwback Thursdays" and "Flashback Fridays" all month long! Throwback Thursday Arcade Night means $1 game cards for 30 minutes unlimited play, .05 cent fountain sodas, and $4 beer pitchers every Thursday night in December from 4pm-10. Bring the whole family! Limit one each per person a night. Flashback Friday specials include bowling for a quarter and .15 cent pizza slices every Friday night in December from Noon-8:30pm. Bring the whole family! Limit two each per person a night - Shoe rental not included ($2.50).  AFTER DARK on Fridays: Cosmic Bowling from 9-Midnight. Come dressed to match the decade for $5 unlimited bowling and drink specials. We will countdown through the decades each week (80’s, 70’s, 60’s) ending in the 50’s on Dec. 30th with a Sock Hop Celebration! Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: .25 cents. Contact Name: Karie Cockrell. Contact Email: oakbowl@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Friday, December 16, 2016. Oak Bowl & Mario's Pizza 531 Southeast Midway Boulevard Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

CANCELED - How to Start a Business

Category: Classes & lectures. Friday, December 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Books2Movies

This group will focus on books that were made into movies. Read/Listen to the book, then join us for the movie and a lively talk on the third Friday of each month. Enjoy coffee/tea, candy and popcorn, and meet with fellow book lovers. Brandon Henry, who you may have seen at The Clyde Theater, will lead the discussion. This month's book/movie is "Meet Me In St. Louis" by Sally Benson. This best-selling book inspired both the beloved musical and movie by the same name. It takes you to a simpler place and time, the 1904 World's Fair with the Smith Family. Movie snacks provided by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Hebrew Chat

Drop in to this informal weekly conversation class to brush up your Hebrew, & learn useful cultural tips. The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Bowman Bay Holiday

Event is scheduled for December 16 and 17, 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Santa, goodies, music, and a warm fireside. Crafts for kids, too! Category: Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 (Parking Free with Discover Pass). Contact Name: Interpretive Services. Contact Email: deceptionpass.interpreter@parks.wa.gov. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 16, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Deception Pass State Park, Bowman Bay on Rosario Road. Turn left on Rosario Road and then first left, if you are coming from Whidbey.

Gam-Anon

Do you have a Family Member or friend who has a Gambling Problem? Please join us at Gam-Anon Meetings where you can share and receive support. The meetings are held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA at 2015 E Blackburn Rd. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Jazzy Holiday Party

Jazzy Holiday Party sponsored by Whidbey Island Democratic Club. Live music by Valetta Faye & the CNATTU Just-N-Tyme Band, New Orleans dinner buffet, dancing. Admission discount if you RSVP and pay online. Click on the web link for more info, and a look at the great dinner menu! Category: Holiday. Cost: $40. Contact Name: Leigh Power. Contact Email: leigh@poweremail.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-6788. Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street, Oak Harbor. For more info visit whidbeyislanddemocrats.org.

Living Faith Christian Center Presents "A Super Hero Christmas"

A Christmas play about the birth of Jesus Christ told from a Super Hero's perspective!! There will be singing, dancing, and refreshments served! Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested donation of $10 per family and $7 per single adult. Contact Name: Amanda Refuge. Contact Email: amandanichole917@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3606327889. Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 551 NE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Spin Game Nights

Spin Cafe Game Nights are open to anyone over 18 who wants to have some fun playing games and hanging out with some cool people in a clean and sober environment! There will be a big selection of board games to kick off this every Friday event. We hope that there will be regular players who come up with themes or other types of games for subsequent Fridays! See you there! Category: Sports & recreation. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ericka Cooley. Contact Email: e.cooley@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Spin Cafe 658 Bayshore Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

A Holiday Festival of Music for any Season…and Christmas Too!

The Whidbey Girls Choir is launching its second Season with “A Holiday Festival of Music for any Season…and Christmas Too!” The performance will be Friday, December 16, 7 pm at the Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Avenue, Langley, WA. Music Director, Jerry Mader, Choir accompanist, Kathy Fox and Choir coordinator, Danielle Klein are very excited about the program which will feature a variety of traditional holiday music. Guest artist, Adlai Erickson, cellist, accompanied by Mark Findlay, piano will play the Bartok “Hungarian Dances” Choir member, Audri Cooke, age 11, will premiere two of her original songs, “Whales Come Home” and “Bison be Free”. The ‘Grand Finale’ will include a Christmas Carol “Sing Along” followed by the Girls Choir’s performance of “Silent Night” featuring Adlai Erickson, Cello. The Whidbey Girls Choir is a program within the Whidbey Island Arts Council, as 501C-3 charitable organization. Admission is free and donations are welcome. Donations ‘ear-marked’ Whidbey Island Arts Co… Category: Holiday. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Avenue, Langley, WA.

Gamblers Anonymous Meeting

Do you spend too much money on slot machines, on lottery tickets, scratch tickets,on the power ball or playing blackjack or poker? Are you having problems paying the bills? If so, you may be a compulsive gambler. If you think you might have a problem with gambling; if you have a desire to stop gambling, come to the Friday night meeting of Gamblers Anonymous at 7:00 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church,2015 E. Blackburn Street in Mount Vernon, WA. There is Hope. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Anonymous. Contact Phone: 855-222-5542. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2015 E. Blackburn Street, Mount Vernon, WA.

"White Christmas"

By Irving Berlin, David Ives and Paul Blake  Directed by Michael Morgen  Musical Direction by Sheila Weidendorf  Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. The dazzling score features well known standards including: Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite White Christmas. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters in route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. Join us for this heart-warming, nostalgic nod to the perfect Christmas we all dream about. December 2 - 17, 2016 Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00 Opening Night Art Gallery Reception at 6:00 PM Piano Bar opens one hour before each performance Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20 / Matinee $17. Contact Name: Fritha Strand. Contact Email: fritha.strand@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

A Tuna Christmas

Friday, December 2 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 3 at 7:30PM Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 10 at 7:30PM Sunday, December 11 at 2:00PM Friday, December 16 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 17 at 7:30PM The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard's hilarious holiday sequel to Greater Tuna: A Tuna Christmas. It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. We meet 22 of Tuna's denizens who join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening. A Tuna Christmas was first presented on December 15, 1994 at the Booth Theater in New York City. It was directed by Ed Howard. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: All tickets $18 when purchased in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Spire 710 South Anderson St. Tacoma, WA 98405. For more info visit tmp.org.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

PTA Winterfest

Join us for the annual Winterfest! Featuring pancake breakfast served by the Central Whidbey Lions, photos with Santa, crafts for the kids, and gift shopping at the Scholastic Book Fair. Bring the family and enjoy! Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per adult, $3 per child. Contact Name: Alison Perera. Contact Email: alison.perera@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-969-6851. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Coupeville Elementary MPR. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Winter Solstice Mindfulness Retreat on Whidbey Island

Winter Solstice Mindfulness Retreat on Whidbey Island Saturday, December 17th ~ 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Marsh House at Aldermarsh, Clinton This daylong retreat will be co-led by Kurt Hoelting, MDiv, and Josh Berkowitz, MA, both trained Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teachers. The retreat offers an introduction to a range of mindfulness and meditation practices that allow for quiet contemplation, reflection, and reconnection with ourselves and the natural world. The winter solstice celebrates the rebirth of the sun and beginning of winter. It is a time of turning inward in contemplation as well as reflection on the start of a new solar year. These simple meditation and movement practices to reduce stress and cultivate ease, resilience and well-being include: guided sitting meditations, body awareness, mindful eating, stretching and mindful movement as well as opportunities for walking meditation on the beautiful trails and grounds around Aldermarsh Retreat Center. The daylong ret… Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $50-75. Contact Name: Joshua Berkowitz. Contact Email: joshua.berkowitz@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Marsh House at Aldermarsh 6436 Maxwelton Rd, Clinton. For more info visit www.cascadiamindfulness.com.

Holiday Market on Pioneer

Holiday Market featuring local arts and crafts vendors. Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Admission Free. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Main Street Association. Contact Email: oakharbormainstreet@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-8995. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 749 SE Pioneer Way, 101 & 103 Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Oak Harbor Winter Market

Celebrating Local! Handcrafted Artwork, Unique Gifts, Fresh Baked Treats, Hot Food, Kids' Korner & Special Events. Visit our OHWM FB page for pictures and updates. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lorijean Spear. Contact Email: ohwm@hummingbirdfarmnursery.com. Contact Phone: 360-941-7470. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens 2319 Zylstra Road (at Ft Nugent) Oak Harbor, WA.

Free Jam Sessions

It was a dark and stormy night…. but not at Click Music! Dispel the gloom of the season & resurrect your dusty, old musical instrument! We have freakishly good times at our free jam sessions!!! We don’t care how hideous you sound! Come on down and join the fun! There is always something spooktacular going on at Click Music! Like us on Facebook or visit www.clickmusic.biz for more info. 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: 360675-5544. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

A Very Merry $1,000 Giveaway!

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, one ticket holder will win $1,000 in the Very Merry $1,000 Giveaway held at 1:00 p.m. at Boy & Dog Park sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank. In addition, the Langley Chamber of Commerce will be giving away All Wrapped Up themed baskets for that someone special on your shopping list. The same day, the winning artists who participated in Langley Main Street’s Deck the Doors contest will be announced. Three creative people will each win $1,000. Category: Holiday. Contact Name: Langley Chamber of Commerce. Contact Email: langley@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6765. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 1:00 PM. Boy & Dog Park Langley WA 98260. For more info visit visitlangley.com.

Understanding Trauma and PTSD

Trauma is in the nervous system, not the event. Understanding how and why we react to events, or even the memory of events, can help us during unsettling, stressful times. In this workshop you will learn: how the fight or flight system works in the body, symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, first aid for children who have experienced trauma, and effective tools for managing stress and anxiety. Class will be presented by Lynne Burrows, MA, a former psychotherapist specializing in shock trauma and trauma recovery. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Bowman Bay Holiday

Bowman Bay Holiday, family-friendly event, with music, goodies, crafts for kids and a warm fireside. Category: Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 (Free parking w/Discover Pass). Contact Name: Montana Napier. Contact Email: dpbeachnaturalist@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-3767. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Deception Pass State Park, Bowman Bay on Rosario Road from Hwy. 20.

Winter Solstice Celebration: Dreaming the Dark

Join us in revelry at solstice-time, enjoying delicious food, beloved community, and a collective healing ritual! Lenore Norrgard, Certified Shamanic Counselor, developed Dreaming the Dark: Celebrating Our Source in 1995 to help Pacific Northwesterners transform rejection of the long, dark time of our year into welcoming darkness as a powerful healing, nurturing and generative force in our lives. Reserve your place by December 7 so we can prepare a delicious meal for you! Register at http://lenorenorrgard.net. Category: Holiday. Cost: Sliding scale; see web link. Contact Name: Lenore Norrgard, Circle of the Living Earth. Contact Email: lenore@lenorenorrgard.com. Contact Phone: (360) 341-1884. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Institute at Chinook, 6449 Old Pietila Rd, Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit lenorenorrgard.net.

"White Christmas"

By Irving Berlin, David Ives and Paul Blake  Directed by Michael Morgen  Musical Direction by Sheila Weidendorf  Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. The dazzling score features well known standards including: Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite White Christmas. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters in route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. Join us for this heart-warming, nostalgic nod to the perfect Christmas we all dream about. December 2 - 17, 2016 Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00 Opening Night Art Gallery Reception at 6:00 PM Piano Bar opens one hour before each performance Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20 / Matinee $17. Contact Name: Fritha Strand. Contact Email: fritha.strand@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8262. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

A Tuna Christmas

Friday, December 2 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 3 at 7:30PM Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 10 at 7:30PM Sunday, December 11 at 2:00PM Friday, December 16 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 17 at 7:30PM The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard's hilarious holiday sequel to Greater Tuna: A Tuna Christmas. It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. We meet 22 of Tuna's denizens who join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening. A Tuna Christmas was first presented on December 15, 1994 at the Booth Theater in New York City. It was directed by Ed Howard. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: All tickets $18 when purchased in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Spire 710 South Anderson St. Tacoma, WA 98405. For more info visit tmp.org.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Holiday Market on Pioneer

Holiday Market featuring local arts and crafts vendors. Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Admission Free. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Main Street Association. Contact Email: oakharbormainstreet@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-8995. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 749 SE Pioneer Way, 101 & 103 Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Free Messiah Presentation

The public is invited to a free Christmas presentation at the Coupeville United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 18, at 11:00 am. The church choir will perform selections from Handel’s Messiah, including soloists, harpsichord, and musicians from the Saratoga Orchestra on strings, trumpet and tympani. The presentation will be the focus of the church’s traditional worship service that Sunday. The Messiah is George Frideric Handel’s best-known oratorio, written by the English composer in 1741 and completed in just 24 days. The presentation will include what is commonly referred to as “the Christmas portion” of the large work. This selection includes songs about Isaiah’s prophecy of salvation, the coming judgement, the prophecy of Christ’s birth, the annunciation to the Shepherds, and Christ’s healing and redemption. The Coupeville Methodist Church choir is composed of more than 30 voices of all ages. Soloists for the Messiah presentation include choir members Jennifer Palmer (Soprano), Dinah Majure (Al… Category: Faith. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville United Methodist Church.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Christmas at the Playhosue

Whidbey Island's most talented artists will sing, dance and just perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be a great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey Island's most talented artists will sing, dance and just perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be a great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Sing We Now of Christmas!

Celebrate the season with Island Consort in an afternoon of works by Monteverdi, Schütz, Bach, Rodrigo, Costeley, Handel, Corelli, Mendelssohn and more featuring the Island Consort Singers along with Fumi Tagata, Soprano; Troy Chapman, Guitar; Robert Kelly, Guitar; Sue Baer, Violin; Frances Kenney, Oboe; Brian Kenney, Violin; Jing Jing Tsong, Cello andSheila Weidendorf, Harpsichord & Organ. Island Consort is an umbrella partner of Whidbey Island Arts Council, a 501C3, not-for-profit organization. Category: Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested donation $20/adults; $5/youth. Contact Name: Sheila Weidendorf. Contact Email: sweidendorf@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603202362. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Langley United Methodist Church 301 Anthes, Langley, WA 98260.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sundays are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Christmas at the Playhouse

Whidbey's most talented artists will sing, dance and perform for your holiday pleasure. It'll be great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making! It's a Christmas Gift for the whole family! Please note that Sunday performances are a matinee at 2:30pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse 730 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Jose Gonzales Trio plays Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

This fine jazz trio based in Seattle is pleased to present its holiday concert, Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Pianist and singer Jose Gonzales guides you through the story of the making of the television special and how Guaraldi’s music gave exactly the right feeling for the special, even though producers wanted to cut it! The trio includes bassist extraordinaire Michael Marcus, plucking and bowing his way through the music; and the little drummer boy Matt Jorgensen, whose rhythmic intensity and relaxed feel is perfect for the sound. Marvelous and heartwarming, this show is bound to become a holiday tradition. All Seats $22 Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour before the performance Via Online: tickets.wicaonline.com Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at 800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268 In Person: Visit the Box Office at 565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260 **Online Tickets Purchases are available until 12-Noon the day of the show.** BOX OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday through Saturd… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $22. Contact Name: Fritha Strand. Contact Email: fritha.strand@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360.221.8268. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.wicaonline.org.

Write Now: You've Written a Book! Now What? Understand Your Publishing Choices

This workshop takes an unbiased and unvarnished look at a modern writer’s publishing options, from “Big 5” traditional publishers to small presses to self publishing (with or without the support of service companies) to “hybrid” and other emerging models. Taught by a publishing professional who appreciates both sides of the fence, this class gets past the hype and examines pros and cons of each choice, realistic costs and income potential, as well as scams and pitfalls to avoid. Most importantly, it helps writers seeking publication understand their own goals, strengths, and how to make a decision that's best for them. Presented by Beth Jusino. Category: Classes & lectures. Monday, December 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Read the Classics Book Group

Read the classics with a supportive group of friends. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Name: Rita. Contact Phone: 631-707-5980. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 19, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

In Stitches: Penny Rugs

Join us each Monday as we piece together felt circles and try different stitches. Make a rug, ornament, coaster, etc. using this traditional craft designed to make something beautiful out of fabric scraps. All ages and skill levels welcome. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Monday, December 19, 2016, 4:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

In Stitches: Penny Rugs

Join us as we piece together felt circles and try different stitches. Make a rug, ornament, coaster, etc. using this traditional craft designed to make something beautiful out of fabric scraps. All ages and skill levels welcome. Supported by Friends of the Langley Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 19, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Langley Library 104 Second St. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Over-eaters Anonymous

12 step meeting for compulsive over-eaters. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Leslie. Contact Email: spiritmusic@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-320-2539. Monday, December 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 432 Park Ave, Langley (AA house).

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, December 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group

Join us for a great book discussion of Jerome K. Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat" a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Baby and Toddler Stay and Play

Under their parent's supervision, babies and toddlers can socialize and play with the library's educational toys. This informal, drop-in playtime is for children ages 0-4 years old with their parent or caregiver. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Bring a sack lunch and join us for this educational presentation from Dr. Eric Anderson of Best Friends Veterinary! Dr. Anderson will share tips and tricks on how to keep our pets safe during the holiday season. His presentation will be followed by an opportunity for Q&A. This is a great chance to consult with a local veterinarian about any questions you may have concerning your much loved furry friends! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Janiece Black. Contact Email: jblack@oakharbor.org. Contact Phone: 360-279-4583. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Digital Downloads - Zinio, Freegal, and Hoopla

Learn how to access free movies, music, and magazines on your computer or mobile device. Find out how to stream movies, download music legally, and more! This class provides an overview of these exciting services and the information needed to start enjoying them on your own. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help after the overview. Registration required. To register, visit www.sno-isle.org or call 360-675-5115. Category: Classes & lectures. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Discover Archaeology

Dig deeper into the fascinating world of archaeology with Oak Harbor's official archaeologist, Gideon Cauffman! We'll dive into Whidbey Island's archaeology, as well as the methods, challenges and technology of fieldwork and research - even archaeological crimes! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Whidbey Island Camera Club

The theme for December is “White on White“.  You may submit up to 3 photographs for discussion during the meeting to absolutescience@hotmail.com. Whidbey Island Camera Club is open to the public. Email tina31543@comcast.net for more information. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Email: tina31543@comcast.net. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Hall, Room 306, Skagit Valley College Whidbey Campus.

Fossilology- Winter Extravaganza

Children examine how fossils form. They will decipher different types of fossils and use clues to investigate their origins. Presented by Imagine Children's Museum. For children aged 6-11 years. Registration required; register online, by phone at 360-675-5115, or at the library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning the basics of Microsoft Word. In this hands-on class you'll learn to create and save a document, print, and utilize other useful commands. This class is intended for computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Happy Huladays with The Harmonica Pocket

Equipped with hula hoops, ukuleles and a suitcase of props, The Harmonica Pocket celebrates the holidays with their program “Happy Huladays!” For children and families. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Langley Library 104 Second St. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Scottish Highland & Irish Step Dance Classes

The Clan Heather Dancers offer year-round Scottish Highland and Irish step dance classes and welcome dancers from preschool age to adults.  Featuring traditional solo and group dances of the British Isle and contemporary choreography.  Studio locations:  Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett.  Try the popular four-week introductory program.  Competition, performance, recreation – we do it all!  Join now to participate in St. Patrick’s Day shows and Highland dance competitions.  We organize three Highland dance competitions each year and our dancers are featured at regional festivals and events.  Classes begin mid afternoon and continue through the evening hours. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Clan Heather Dancers. Contact Email: dance@clanheather.com. Contact Phone: 360-715-8682. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 4:00 PM. Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

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. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Throwback Thursday & Flashback Friday

Celebrate 60 years with Oak Bowl and Mario's Pizza this December 2016. Introducing retro-inspired pricing for "Throwback Thursdays" and "Flashback Fridays" all month long! Throwback Thursday Arcade Night means $1 game cards for 30 minutes unlimited play, .05 cent fountain sodas, and $4 beer pitchers every Thursday night in December from 4pm-10. Bring the whole family! Limit one each per person a night.  Flashback Friday specials include bowling for a quarter and .15 cent pizza slices every Friday night in December from Noon-8:30pm. Bring the whole family! Limit two each per person a night - Shoe rental not included ($2.50).  AFTER DARK on Fridays: Cosmic Bowling from 9-Midnight. Come dressed to match the decade for $5 unlimited bowling and drink specials. We will countdown through the decades each week (80’s, 70’s, 60’s) ending in the 50’s on Dec. 30th with a Sock Hop Celebration! Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: .25 cents. Contact Name: Karie Cockrell. Contact Email: oakbowl@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, December 22, 2016. Oak Bowl & Mario's Pizza 531 Southeast Midway Boulevard Oak Harbor, WA 98239.

Digital Downloads - OverDrive

Learn how to access Sno-Isle's growing collection of digital books and audiobooks in OverDrive. Find out how to locate, borrow, and download books to your computer or mobile device. This class provides an overview of this popular service and the information needed to start enjoying it on your own. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help after the overview. Category: Classes & lectures. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

12 steps for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Category: Organizations. Contact Email: Freelandacoa@gmail.com. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex Chapel 18341 Hwy 525 Freeland 98249.

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. 360-969-1609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

O P E N M I C

OPEN MIC - Rustica - 7PM - Downtown Oak Harbor. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. RUSTICA - Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.rusticacafe.com.

Throwback Thursday & Flashback Friday

Celebrate 60 years with Oak Bowl and Mario's Pizza this December 2016. Introducing retro-inspired pricing for "Throwback Thursdays" and "Flashback Fridays" all month long! Throwback Thursday Arcade Night means $1 game cards for 30 minutes unlimited play, .05 cent fountain sodas, and $4 beer pitchers every Thursday night in December from 4pm-10. Bring the whole family! Limit one each per person a night.  Flashback Friday specials include bowling for a quarter and .15 cent pizza slices every Friday night in December from Noon-8:30pm. Bring the whole family! Limit two each per person a night - Shoe rental not included ($2.50).  AFTER DARK on Fridays: Cosmic Bowling from 9-Midnight. Come dressed to match the decade for $5 unlimited bowling and drink specials. We will countdown through the decades each week (80’s, 70’s, 60’s) ending in the 50’s on Dec. 30th with a Sock Hop Celebration! Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: .25 cents. Contact Name: Karie Cockrell. Contact Email: oakbowl@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Friday, December 23, 2016. Oak Bowl & Mario's Pizza 531 Southeast Midway Boulevard Oak Harbor, WA 98239.

Gam-Anon

Do you have a Family Member or friend who has a Gambling Problem? Please join us at Gam-Anon Meetings where you can share and receive support. The meetings are held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA at 2015 E Blackburn Rd. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, December 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Spin Game Nights

Spin Cafe Game Nights are open to anyone over 18 who wants to have some fun playing games and hanging out with some cool people in a clean and sober environment! There will be a big selection of board games to kick off this every Friday event. We hope that there will be regular players who come up with themes or other types of games for subsequent Fridays! See you there! Category: Sports & recreation. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ericka Cooley. Contact Email: e.cooley@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Spin Cafe 658 Bayshore Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, December 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Gamblers Anonymous Meeting

Do you spend too much money on slot machines, on lottery tickets, scratch tickets,on the power ball or playing blackjack or poker? Are you having problems paying the bills? If so, you may be a compulsive gambler. If you think you might have a problem with gambling; if you have a desire to stop gambling, come to the Friday night meeting of Gamblers Anonymous at 7:00 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church,2015 E. Blackburn Street in Mount Vernon, WA. There is Hope. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Anonymous. Contact Phone: 855-222-5542. Friday, December 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2015 E. Blackburn Street, Mount Vernon, WA.

Oak Harbor Winter Market

Celebrating Local! Handcrafted Artwork, Unique Gifts, Fresh Baked Treats, Hot Food, Kids' Korner & Special Events. Visit our OHWM FB page for pictures and updates. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lorijean Spear. Contact Email: ohwm@hummingbirdfarmnursery.com. Contact Phone: 360-941-7470. Saturday, December 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens 2319 Zylstra Road (at Ft Nugent) Oak Harbor, WA.

NPSDBC Team Tsunami Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is a popular sport throughout the world. North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club Team Tsunami welcomes paddlers of all levels to join us on the water. Beginners are very welcome to try the sport out; we practice three days per week. Racing is optional for those who wish to do so. Get a great workout, meet friendly fitness oriented folks, and see Oak Harbor from a whole new vantage point! We also practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot on the boat! Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free, if joining the team there is a nominal membership fee. Contact Name: Lori Rhodenbaugh. Contact Email: rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-9105. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 25, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Island Ice

Come to Windjammer Park for an ice skating adventure, Island Ice! There will be hot cocoa, coffee and ice skating in the park, as well as plenty of festive spirit. Celebrate the holidays the perfect way in Oak Harbor! Category: Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Contact Email: info@oakharborchamber.com. Contact Phone: 3606753755. Monday, December 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – Saturday, December 31, 2016, 7:00 PM. Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.oakharborchamber.com.

Clinton Community Council Meeting

Category: Volunteer. Monday, December 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Clinton Community Hall.

Over-eaters Anonymous

12 step meeting for compulsive over-eaters. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Leslie. Contact Email: spiritmusic@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-320-2539. Monday, December 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 432 Park Ave, Langley (AA house).

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, December 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Baby and Toddler Stay and Play

Under their parent's supervision, babies and toddlers can socialize and play with the library's educational toys. This informal, drop-in playtime is for children ages 0-4 years old with their parent or caregiver. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

CANCELED - Winter Extravaganza: Fossilology

Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Contact Name: Ashley Green. Contact Email: agreen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Imagine Children's Museum Presents Rockin' Rollercoasters

Students learn about potential and kinetic energy as they engineer a rollercoaster model and test their tracks. Fun with a science twist; perfect for winter break! This program is for children ages five and up. Registration required. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Debbie Lagasse. Contact Email: dlagasse@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Langley Masonic Lodge #218

Monthly stated meeting, with Dinner beginning at 6:30, except for December. Category: Organizations. Service clubs. Contact Name: Lodge Secretary. Contact Email: info@langley218.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-5253. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church, Annex, Grigware Hall. For more info visit www.langley218.com.

Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters general meeting

This is a supportive, positive learning environment where members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills. Check out our Facebook page or contact us for more information and to find out what exciting topics will be presented at this week's meeting! Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@toastmastersclubs.org. Contact Phone: 206-817-3533. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 3037 NE Goldie St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Junior Achievement: Our Region

Have you ever been interested in what it would take to run your own business? Come and join us for a morning of learning and fun as we explore the world of business through games and hands-on activities, hosted by Junior Achievement of Washington. Lunch will be provided. This interactive program will be closely monitored by library and Junior Achievement staff, and unaccompanied children and teens are welcome for the duration of the event. Suitable for grades 4 and up. Registration required; register online, by phone, or at the library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Email: jaws@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Scottish Highland & Irish Step Dance Classes

The Clan Heather Dancers offer year-round Scottish Highland and Irish step dance classes and welcome dancers from preschool age to adults.  Featuring traditional solo and group dances of the British Isle and contemporary choreography.  Studio locations:  Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett.  Try the popular four-week introductory program.  Competition, performance, recreation – we do it all!  Join now to participate in St. Patrick’s Day shows and Highland dance competitions.  We organize three Highland dance competitions each year and our dancers are featured at regional festivals and events.  Classes begin mid afternoon and continue through the evening hours. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Clan Heather Dancers. Contact Email: dance@clanheather.com. Contact Phone: 360-715-8682. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:00 PM. Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

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. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Throwback Thursday & Flashback Friday

Celebrate 60 years with Oak Bowl and Mario's Pizza this December 2016. Introducing retro-inspired pricing for "Throwback Thursdays" and "Flashback Fridays" all month long! Throwback Thursday Arcade Night means $1 game cards for 30 minutes unlimited play, .05 cent fountain sodas, and $4 beer pitchers every Thursday night in December from 4pm-10. Bring the whole family! Limit one each per person a night. Flashback Friday specials include bowling for a quarter and .15 cent pizza slices every Friday night in December from Noon-8:30pm. Bring the whole family! Limit two each per person a night - Shoe rental not included ($2.50).  AFTER DARK on Fridays: Cosmic Bowling from 9-Midnight. Come dressed to match the decade for $5 unlimited bowling and drink specials. We will countdown through the decades each week (80’s, 70’s, 60’s) ending in the 50’s on Dec. 30th with a Sock Hop Celebration! Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: .25 cents. Contact Name: Karie Cockrell. Contact Email: oakbowl@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Thursday, December 29, 2016. Oak Bowl & Mario's Pizza 531 Southeast Midway Boulevard Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Winter Craft: Build-a-Book

Did you know you can make a book with one piece of paper? Curious to find out how? Stop by any time between 1 pm and 3 pm to learn how to make two different simple books using only paper, glue, and scissors. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity! For ages 5-12. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

12 steps for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Category: Organizations. Contact Email: Freelandacoa@gmail.com. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex Chapel 18341 Hwy 525 Freeland 98249.

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. 360-969-1609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

O P E N M I C

OPEN MIC - Rustica - 7PM - Downtown Oak Harbor. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. RUSTICA - Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.rusticacafe.com.

Throwback Thursday & Flashback Friday

Celebrate 60 years with Oak Bowl and Mario's Pizza this December 2016. Introducing retro-inspired pricing for "Throwback Thursdays" and "Flashback Fridays" all month long! Throwback Thursday Arcade Night means $1 game cards for 30 minutes unlimited play, .05 cent fountain sodas, and $4 beer pitchers every Thursday night in December from 4pm-10. Bring the whole family! Limit one each per person a night. Flashback Friday specials include bowling for a quarter and .15 cent pizza slices every Friday night in December from Noon-8:30pm. Bring the whole family! Limit two each per person a night - Shoe rental not included ($2.50).  AFTER DARK on Fridays: Cosmic Bowling from 9-Midnight. Come dressed to match the decade for $5 unlimited bowling and drink specials. We will countdown through the decades each week (80’s, 70’s, 60’s) ending in the 50’s on Dec. 30th with a Sock Hop Celebration! Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: .25 cents. Contact Name: Karie Cockrell. Contact Email: oakbowl@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Friday, December 30, 2016. Oak Bowl & Mario's Pizza 531 Southeast Midway Boulevard Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Gam-Anon

Do you have a Family Member or friend who has a Gambling Problem? Please join us at Gam-Anon Meetings where you can share and receive support. The meetings are held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA at 2015 E Blackburn Rd. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Meet the Doula

Are you expecting a baby? Would you like to build a birth plan?  What about classes?  What about after the baby comes?  What is a Doula? Get these and other questions answered at our monthly Whidbey Doula Collective “Meet the Doula” event.  You will have the opportunity to talk with Birth and Postpartum doulas, ask questions, and connect with other expecting families all in one place. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: BeverlyYoung Reed. Contact Email: Bev@oakharborbirth.com. Contact Phone: 3602925961. Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Whidbey Coffee Oak Harbor, 31275 SR 20, Oak Harbor.

Spin Game Nights

Spin Cafe Game Nights are open to anyone over 18 who wants to have some fun playing games and hanging out with some cool people in a clean and sober environment! There will be a big selection of board games to kick off this every Friday event. We hope that there will be regular players who come up with themes or other types of games for subsequent Fridays! See you there! Category: Sports & recreation. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ericka Cooley. Contact Email: e.cooley@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Spin Cafe 658 Bayshore Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Gamblers Anonymous Meeting

Do you spend too much money on slot machines, on lottery tickets, scratch tickets,on the power ball or playing blackjack or poker? Are you having problems paying the bills? If so, you may be a compulsive gambler. If you think you might have a problem with gambling; if you have a desire to stop gambling, come to the Friday night meeting of Gamblers Anonymous at 7:00 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church,2015 E. Blackburn Street in Mount Vernon, WA. There is Hope. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Anonymous. Contact Phone: 855-222-5542. Friday, December 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2015 E. Blackburn Street, Mount Vernon, WA.

Creating Intentions for 2017

Join author Jill Kelly for a hands-on workshop of reflecting, writing, dreaming, and art-making as we set our intentions for a creative, joyful new year. For adults or teens 16+; bring a journal or notebook. Please preregister. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Saturday, December 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

NYE Celebration: 60 Years & Beyond at Oak Bowl

New Year’s Eve at Oak Bowl is the best way to celebrate with your family and friends. We have two different 60th Year Anniversary Specials available to fit your group the best. Our family friendly event is from 5pm-8pm and includes two hours of cosmic bowling, unlimited arcade games, bottomless soda, pizza and more. Our later event is from 9pm-1am and is guaranteed to be super fun with four hours of cosmic bowling for up to six of your friends. Champagne and cider will be provided for our midnight toast as well as free arcade games and bottomless soda.  Both packages are only $100 for up to six people. Reserve your lane today, and celebrate the New Year with Oak Bowl and your Oak Harbor community. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $100 for 6 people. Contact Name: Karie Cockrell. Contact Email: oakbowl@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 679-2533. Saturday, December 31, 2016, 5:00 PM – Sunday, January 1, 2017, 12:00 AM. Oak Bowl & Mario's Pizza 531 Southeast Midway Boulevard Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit oakbowl.com.

Resolution 2017

USC Events presents Resolution 2017 12.31.16 Full Lineup:  Above & Beyond Adventure Club Yellow Claw, Tritonal Botnek, Brillz, Cesqeaux, Delta Heavy, Eptic, Party Favor, Slushii, Sound Remedy, Trampa NW Favorite: Drexler Enchanted Forest hosted by Marble Productions Life is a collection of experiences. As moments pass, memories remain. As time progresses, we learn, we grow, we ebb, and we flow. We change ourselves, and we change the world. Every year we gather under Seattle’s winter sky to celebrate the closing of one door as we open a new one. Together we commemorate this year’s passing by celebrating the discoveries, adventures and experiences that came with it. We also embrace the first glimpse of a New Year and the renewed clarity, inspiration and virtue it brings. Last year’s words belong to last year’s language – and next year’s words await another voice. To make an end is to make a beginning. The final moments of 2016… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Saturday, December 31, 2016, 6:30 PM – Sunday, January 1, 2017, 1:00 AM. WAMU THEATER 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134.

New Year's Eve Fireworks

End 2016 with a BOOM and celebrate the new year with Oak Harbor's second annual New Year's Eve Fireworks! This fabulous show is absolutely free, and absolutely the best way to begin a fabulous new year! Category: Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Contact Email: info@oakharborchamber.com. Contact Phone: 3606753755. Saturday, December 31, 2016, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.oakharborchamber.com.

Over-eaters Anonymous

12 step meeting for compulsive over-eaters. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Leslie. Contact Email: spiritmusic@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-320-2539. Monday, January 2, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 432 Park Ave, Langley (AA house).

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Monday, January 2, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

CANCELED - Bible Study Fellowship

Category: Faith. Cost: free. Contact Name: Bonnie Wilson. Contact Phone: 360-720-2066. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Alzheimer's Association South Whidbey/Langley Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 10:00 am-12:00 noon, at South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For information call Mel Watson at (360) 321-1600 ext 29. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Quilts for Veterans

We are continuing to make quilts for our Whidbey Island Veterans. Come and join us. No sewing experience necessary. If you are able, bring cotton fabric donations. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: volunteer. Contact Name: Anita M Smith. Contact Email: margins@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-8302. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Deer Lagoon Grange 5142 Bayview Road Langley, Washington 98260.

Scottish Highland & Irish Step Dance Classes

The Clan Heather Dancers offer year-round Scottish Highland and Irish step dance classes and welcome dancers from preschool age to adults.  Featuring traditional solo and group dances of the British Isle and contemporary choreography.  Studio locations:  Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Everett.  Try the popular four-week introductory program.  Competition, performance, recreation – we do it all!  Join now to participate in St. Patrick’s Day shows and Highland dance competitions.  We organize three Highland dance competitions each year and our dancers are featured at regional festivals and events.  Classes begin mid afternoon and continue through the evening hours. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Clan Heather Dancers. Contact Email: dance@clanheather.com. Contact Phone: 360-715-8682. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 4:00 PM. Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Kadampa Buddhist Meditation

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. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. The South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.meditateonwhidbey.org.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Taizé Prayer Service

Taizé is a worldwide ecumenical practice of quiet, contemplative prayer. All are welcome as we gather to sing simple chants, enter into sacred silence, light candles, and pray for peace, healing, and reconciliation. Category: Faith. Cost: none. Contact Name: Elizabeth Guss. Contact Email: elizabeth@sthubertchurch.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-5383. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Hubert Catholic Church 804 3rd Street, Langley.

Digital Downloads - Zinio, Freegal, and Hoopla

Learn how to access free movies, music, and magazines on your computer or mobile device. Find out how to stream movies, download music legally, and more! This class provides an overview of these exciting services and the information needed to start enjoying them on your own. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help after the overview. Registration required. Register online at www.sno-isle.org or by phone at 360-675-5115. Category: Classes & lectures. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

T.E.C.H.

Are you confused by your smartphone or tablet? Do you get frustrated using the computer? T.E.C.H. connects adults who would like to learn about new technologies with teen volunteers from grades 9-12 for informal, one-on-one question and answer sessions. Please bring your own devices and your not-too-tricky tech questions. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

12 steps for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Category: Organizations. Contact Email: Freelandacoa@gmail.com. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex Chapel 18341 Hwy 525 Freeland 98249.

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. 360-969-1609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

Gam-Anon

Do you have a Family Member or friend who has a Gambling Problem? Please join us at Gam-Anon Meetings where you can share and receive support. The meetings are held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA at 2015 E Blackburn Rd. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, January 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Spin Game Nights

Spin Cafe Game Nights are open to anyone over 18 who wants to have some fun playing games and hanging out with some cool people in a clean and sober environment! There will be a big selection of board games to kick off this every Friday event. We hope that there will be regular players who come up with themes or other types of games for subsequent Fridays! See you there! Category: Sports & recreation. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ericka Cooley. Contact Email: e.cooley@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 3606787927. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, January 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Spin Cafe 658 Bayshore Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Time Together Adult Day Service

Together Adult Day Services provides respite to families and caregivers of adults who need 24-hour care. These include individuals with dementia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Parkinson’s, developmental disabilities, isolated seniors, and many more chronic, frail, or debilitating conditions. While at Time Together participants experience meaningful activities, social time, nutritious meals, and creative and fun engagement. Participants enjoy friendships that become like family and are uplifted by the connections that are made. Caregivers are given the freedom to attend to family business, enjoy some recreation time and engage in some much needed self care. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@islandseniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 3603211600. Friday, January 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Gamblers Anonymous Meeting

Do you spend too much money on slot machines, on lottery tickets, scratch tickets,on the power ball or playing blackjack or poker? Are you having problems paying the bills? If so, you may be a compulsive gambler. If you think you might have a problem with gambling; if you have a desire to stop gambling, come to the Friday night meeting of Gamblers Anonymous at 7:00 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church,2015 E. Blackburn Street in Mount Vernon, WA. There is Hope. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Anonymous. Contact Phone: 855-222-5542. Friday, January 6, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2015 E. Blackburn Street, Mount Vernon, WA.

Sea Float Scramble

Start off the New Year with a family adventure and treasure hunt. Over 500 hand-blown glass sea floats are hidden in plain view at Sea Wall Park. When the ribbon is dropped you can scramble to find one to take home. Great family fun and it's free. Floats are made by Callahan's Fire House, where you can watch glass art being created or blow your own. Category: Family. Outdoor. 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, January 7, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sea Wall Park, Langley.