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Evergreen State Fair

2016 Evergreen State Fair August 25th – September 5th The 2016 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe! …Fun for the Whole Herd! Concerts, Food, Carnival, Great American Petting Zoo, Crazy Animal Races, Lumberjack Show, Auto Races, Contests, Exhibits, Vendors, Delicious Food and More. Please visit EvergreenFair.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advanced admission, discounted carnival wristbands and concert tickets are available here: www.evergreenfair.org… 2016 Special Gate Admission Days Thursday, August 25- Opening Day: Free gate admission for everyone until 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 - Agriculture Day: "Fair Cares Food Drive” - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one free gate admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food per person (Must be present to qualify. No tickets will be given out to use later during this day for anyone.) Monday, August 29 - Senior Citizen's Day: Ages 62 and up receive free gate admission all day Tuesday, September 30 - Twosday Tuesday: $2 gate admission before 2:00 p.m. for everyone a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult 16-61: $12 ($9 pre-sale) Senior Citizen 62-89: $8 (pre-sale $7) Youth 6-15: $8 (pre-sale $7). Contact Email: EvergreenFair@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 805-6700. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

German Chat

This conversation group is facilitated by a long time resident of Germany who is passionate about German culture. Please drop in to these weekly gatherings to dust off your German, explore rich German culture, and meet other travelers and language enthusiasts in a friendly informal atmosphere. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact Name: Hannah Varieur. Contact Email: info@nwlacc.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Monday, August 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:00 PM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.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. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Evergreen State Fair

2016 Evergreen State Fair August 25th – September 5th The 2016 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe! …Fun for the Whole Herd! Concerts, Food, Carnival, Great American Petting Zoo, Crazy Animal Races, Lumberjack Show, Auto Races, Contests, Exhibits, Vendors, Delicious Food and More. Please visit EvergreenFair.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advanced admission, discounted carnival wristbands and concert tickets are available here: www.evergreenfair.org… 2016 Special Gate Admission Days Thursday, August 25- Opening Day: Free gate admission for everyone until 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 - Agriculture Day: "Fair Cares Food Drive” - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one free gate admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food per person (Must be present to qualify. No tickets will be given out to use later during this day for anyone.) Monday, August 29 - Senior Citizen's Day: Ages 62 and up receive free gate admission all day Tuesday, September 30 - Twosday Tuesday: $2 gate admission before 2:00 p.m. for everyone a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult 16-61: $12 ($9 pre-sale) Senior Citizen 62-89: $8 (pre-sale $7) Youth 6-15: $8 (pre-sale $7). Contact Email: EvergreenFair@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 805-6700. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.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. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters speech-a-thon

This is a supportive, positive learning environment where members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Teresa Coe. Contact Email: vppr-4902@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-817-3533. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:30 PM. 3037 Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit whidbeysounders.toastmastersclubs.org.

Chronic Pain Group

Break the chronic pain cycle! Join our Chronic Pain Support Group People supporting people - We listen to each other - Share remedies that work - We understand life with chronic pain FREE Tuesdays 7PM Island Athletic Club, Freeland Call Rick: (360) 331-8819. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Larsen. Contact Email: rickandjody@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 3318819. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Island Athletic Club in Freeland.

Evergreen State Fair

2016 Evergreen State Fair August 25th – September 5th The 2016 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe! …Fun for the Whole Herd! Concerts, Food, Carnival, Great American Petting Zoo, Crazy Animal Races, Lumberjack Show, Auto Races, Contests, Exhibits, Vendors, Delicious Food and More. Please visit EvergreenFair.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advanced admission, discounted carnival wristbands and concert tickets are available here: www.evergreenfair.org… 2016 Special Gate Admission Days Thursday, August 25- Opening Day: Free gate admission for everyone until 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 - Agriculture Day: "Fair Cares Food Drive” - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one free gate admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food per person (Must be present to qualify. No tickets will be given out to use later during this day for anyone.) Monday, August 29 - Senior Citizen's Day: Ages 62 and up receive free gate admission all day Tuesday, September 30 - Twosday Tuesday: $2 gate admission before 2:00 p.m. for everyone a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult 16-61: $12 ($9 pre-sale) Senior Citizen 62-89: $8 (pre-sale $7) Youth 6-15: $8 (pre-sale $7). Contact Email: EvergreenFair@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 805-6700. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Sally's Garden Retirement Celebration

Sally is retiring and wants to celebrate with an open house on August 31st 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Category: Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sally. Contact Phone: 3606789114. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 107 S. Main Street Coupeville, WA 98239 360-678-9114.

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: Maryann. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, August 31, 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.

Haunted Fort Volunteer meeting

We are looking for a few good ghouls, zombies, makeup artists, prop builders and other volunteers to help with our October HAUNTED FORT at Fort Casey Historical State Park. Want to help? Join one of our meetings to find out what kinds of ghastly deeds are needed. Category: Charitable. Family. Theater. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Sharon Sharpe. Contact Email: sharon.sharpe@parks.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 360-678-1186. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Fort Casey State Park Office 1280 Engle Rd, Coupeville, WA.

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: 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, August 31, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:00 PM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.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. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Coupeville Garden Club Meeting

Everyone is welcome to attend the Coupeville Garden Club meeting. Coffee and goodies will be served at 9:30. At 10:00 Molly Hughes, the Mayor of Coupeville will tell us what is new in Coupeville. Come and meet the club members and have a chance to ask the Mayor your questions. Category: Classes & lectures. Food & drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service clubs. Volunteer. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Coupeville Recreation Hall Coveland and Alexander Streets Coupeville.

Greenbank Garden Club Monthly Meeting

Garden club meeting- Doors open at 9:30 for socializing and refreshments a short meeting promptly at 10am followed by a program Anne Horton presents Basic Gardening. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Sandra Clarke. Contact Email: Sandyk@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-7679. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:05 PM. Greenbank Progressive Club located off 525 at Bakken & Firehouse Roads Greenbank.

Evergreen State Fair

2016 Evergreen State Fair August 25th – September 5th The 2016 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe! …Fun for the Whole Herd! Concerts, Food, Carnival, Great American Petting Zoo, Crazy Animal Races, Lumberjack Show, Auto Races, Contests, Exhibits, Vendors, Delicious Food and More. Please visit EvergreenFair.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advanced admission, discounted carnival wristbands and concert tickets are available here: www.evergreenfair.org… 2016 Special Gate Admission Days Thursday, August 25- Opening Day: Free gate admission for everyone until 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 - Agriculture Day: "Fair Cares Food Drive” - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one free gate admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food per person (Must be present to qualify. No tickets will be given out to use later during this day for anyone.) Monday, August 29 - Senior Citizen's Day: Ages 62 and up receive free gate admission all day Tuesday, September 30 - Twosday Tuesday: $2 gate admission before 2:00 p.m. for everyone a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult 16-61: $12 ($9 pre-sale) Senior Citizen 62-89: $8 (pre-sale $7) Youth 6-15: $8 (pre-sale $7). Contact Email: EvergreenFair@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 805-6700. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Whidbey Island Weaver's Guild Meeting

Business Meeting Show & Tell Program: Tracy Hudson: Bedouin Weaving in Qatar; the rich and colorful world of Bedouin Arab weaving. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Diane Driver. Contact Email: dianedriver@mac.com. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Pacific Northwest Art School 15 NW Birch Street Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.whidbeyweaversguild.org.

Alzheimer Family Support Group Meeting

Alzheimer’s Family Support Group Meeting, for families, friends and others coping with memory loss & dementia Support, Education and Resources. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: N/A. Contact Name: Karen Cowgill. Contact Email: Marketing@HomePlaceOakHarbor.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-2555. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Summer Hill Assisted Living 2nd Floor 165 SW 6th Avenue Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market

Oak Harbor Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 29, field next to Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The market features fresh produce, handmade crafts and other items sold by local vendors. Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Field next to the OH Chamber of Commerce.

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, September 1, 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, September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Annex Chapel 18341 Hwy 525 Freeland 98249.

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

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. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Phone: 3609691609. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

Whidbey All-Island Community Band Concert

The Whidbey All-Island Community Band performs from 7 to 8 PM, Thursdays throughout the summer at the Windjammer Park gazebo. The band is an all-volunteer group organized in 1966. The weekly summer concert series features a variety of music styles, including traditional military marches, classic pieces, popular tunes, and even some for dancing. Free. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Windjammer City Beach Park gazebo.

"The Gin Game"

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn't happen. He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely old age. Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $12 all seats. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. OutCast Black Box Theater at the Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

Evergreen State Fair

2016 Evergreen State Fair August 25th – September 5th The 2016 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe! …Fun for the Whole Herd! Concerts, Food, Carnival, Great American Petting Zoo, Crazy Animal Races, Lumberjack Show, Auto Races, Contests, Exhibits, Vendors, Delicious Food and More. Please visit EvergreenFair.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advanced admission, discounted carnival wristbands and concert tickets are available here: www.evergreenfair.org… 2016 Special Gate Admission Days Thursday, August 25- Opening Day: Free gate admission for everyone until 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 - Agriculture Day: "Fair Cares Food Drive” - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one free gate admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food per person (Must be present to qualify. No tickets will be given out to use later during this day for anyone.) Monday, August 29 - Senior Citizen's Day: Ages 62 and up receive free gate admission all day Tuesday, September 30 - Twosday Tuesday: $2 gate admission before 2:00 p.m. for everyone a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult 16-61: $12 ($9 pre-sale) Senior Citizen 62-89: $8 (pre-sale $7) Youth 6-15: $8 (pre-sale $7). Contact Email: EvergreenFair@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 805-6700. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

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: 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, September 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. NWLA Cultural Center 5023 Langley Road Langley, WA 98260.

Summer Nights

Experience the Summer’s Happiest Happy Hour. Summer Nights returns this year for a nine-week Friday series. Wind down after work at the ONLY happy hour event along the Paine Field airport flightline. Watch planes soar and enjoy delicious food and drinks, while dancing to eclectic live music. Summer Nights runs from July 8 to September 2 (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) and is open to the public, all ages. For more information visit www.futureofflight.org/summer-nights or "Like us" on Facebook. Purchase tickets today at philanthropy.futureofflight.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Food & drink. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 or $5 for members. Contact Name: Melvin Givens. Contact Email: melvin@futureofflight.org. Contact Phone: 4254388100. Friday, September 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275. For more info visit www.futureofflight.org.

Art Opening & Exhibition

Join ACME Creative Sept 2nd 6pm-9pm for the Anacortes Art Walk opening of Art through the Generations. This exhibit includes two generations of artists: WPA artist Ida Abelman depicting scenes of NYC in the 1930s and abstract wood compositions by her son, Anacortes local, Fred Abelman. The government-funded Federal Art Project of the WPA hired hundreds of artists who created paintings, sculptures and murals around the country as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal during the Great Depression. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lisa Kuhnlein. Contact Email: lisa@acmecreative.com. Contact Phone: 360.399.6333. Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. ACME Creative 705 Commercial Ave Anacortes, WA 98221.

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, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Historic Flight's Big Band Dinner Dance

On Friday evening, September 2nd, Historic Flight Foundation will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. for a vintage 1940s dinner dance featuring the seventeen piece "Kings of Swing." Period attire is encouraged. Many will appear in uniform. Otherwise, business casual. Join a group dance lesson led by professional swing dancers. Only 250 tickets are available for this event. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Music. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 60. Contact Name: Jessica Leftwich. Contact Email: visitorservices@historicflight.org. Contact Phone: 425.348.3200. Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 10719 Bernie Webber Drive Mukilteo, WA 98275. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Oak Harbor Music Festival

FREE THREE DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC. Labor Day Weekend, Sept 2-3-4. There are two main stages with over 30 bands playing throughout the festival featuring all types of musical genres. With two beer gardens, a variety of food vendors, children activities and Arts and Craft booths. Free fun for the whole family! Located in the Historic Downtown of Oak Harbor. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Cynthia Mason. Contact Email: info@oakharborfestival.com. Contact Phone: 360-544-2343. Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:00 PM. SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor WA 98277. For more info visit www.oakharborfestival.com.

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, September 2, 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, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Gamblers Anonymous

DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING? COME JOIN GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS FOR HELP AND SUPPORT. WE MEET EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 P.M. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: ROSE. Contact Email: ROSALYN.OLIVER@HOTMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 360-682-5553. Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

"The Gin Game"

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn't happen. He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely old age. Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors; $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. OutCast Black Box Theater at the Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

9th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend

Historic Flight Foundation is pleased to host the Ninth Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend, September 2nd-4th, 2016. Together with our Paine Field Partners and the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area, “VAW” has become a signature event for families. Join us for food, fun, flying, music, history, inspiration and excitement. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 15. Contact Name: Jessica Leftwich. Contact Email: visitorservices@historicflight.org. Contact Phone: 4253483200. Saturday, September 3, 2016 – Sunday, September 4, 2016. 10719 Bernie Webber Dr Mukilteo, WA 98275. For more info visit vintageaircraftweekend.org.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast - Eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Coffee/Tea and orange juice. Category: Family. Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 (12 and under $4). Contact Name: Don Dubois. Contact Email: dondubois1@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 3606756839. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Whidby Masonic Lodge 8th & North Main Coupeville, WA. 98239.

Dragon Boat

See what Dragon boating is all about! The Stayin' Alive team leaves from the Oak Harbor Marina Mondays 6pm, Wednesday 6pm & Saturday 9:30am. Membership is open to everyone. Come as a guest for up to 3 times: life-jackets and paddles provided. Paddling has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Category: Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First 3 times free. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Contact Email: njlish@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-421-1092. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:30 AM. OH Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Free Ride on a Dragon Boat!

Free Ride on a Dragon Boat! The Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Team invites you to come and experience the fun of riding a dragon boat. Marvel in a first-hand encounter with this centuries-old Chinese sport that is gaining in popularity throughout the world. Admire the scenery of Oak Harbor, snap a photo of a baby seal and catch a glimpse of one or more bald eagles. Complete the adventure by dipping your paddle in with the team (completely optional). Call now to reserve your seat. Space is limited. (360) 421-1092. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: stayinalive.capt@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 421-1092. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Evergreen State Fair

2016 Evergreen State Fair August 25th – September 5th The 2016 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe! …Fun for the Whole Herd! Concerts, Food, Carnival, Great American Petting Zoo, Crazy Animal Races, Lumberjack Show, Auto Races, Contests, Exhibits, Vendors, Delicious Food and More. Please visit EvergreenFair.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advanced admission, discounted carnival wristbands and concert tickets are available here: www.evergreenfair.org… 2016 Special Gate Admission Days Thursday, August 25- Opening Day: Free gate admission for everyone until 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 - Agriculture Day: "Fair Cares Food Drive” - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one free gate admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food per person (Must be present to qualify. No tickets will be given out to use later during this day for anyone.) Monday, August 29 - Senior Citizen's Day: Ages 62 and up receive free gate admission all day Tuesday, September 30 - Twosday Tuesday: $2 gate admission before 2:00 p.m. for everyone a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult 16-61: $12 ($9 pre-sale) Senior Citizen 62-89: $8 (pre-sale $7) Youth 6-15: $8 (pre-sale $7). Contact Email: EvergreenFair@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 805-6700. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Friends of the Freeland Library Used Book Sale

Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Whidbey Appraisal Faire and Terrific Treasures Sale

Whidbey Appraisal Faire and Terrific Treasures Sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. next to Flyers. This fundraiser is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and all proceeds go to help girls of Whidbey Island with their education.  Make a reservation to have your antiques and collectibles appraised by professionals at whidbey.appraisal.faire@gmail.com. One item costs $10; two items $18; three items $25. Reservations for appraisals are limited. The concurrent Terrific Treasures Sale will feature high-end accessories and collectibles at bargain prices. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Varies. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

Ferndale 2016 Fiestas Patrias

Hispanic heritage event with dancing horses and local Chicas Reinas who will be preforming for Univision in Seattle.  A dance fee of $ 20. Starts at 8 p.m. Category: Fairs & festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $1 veterans free. Contact Name: J Manuel Reta. Contact Email: nwwhcc@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 3602551874. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:00 PM. Pioneer Park 2004 Cherry Street Ferndale.

Olympic Music Festival

The Olympic Music Festival presents its 33rd season in partnership with Centrum in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington. Concerts are presented Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, offering a different program each weekend. Our 2016 season includes our Opening Celebration July 16th & 17th, and continues with weekend concerts from August 13th through September 11th. Buy tickets through our website or call Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 TICKET PRICES Section A (Rows A - G): $40 Section B (Rows H - O): $33 Special Performance Prices Opening Celebration 7/16 & 7/17: $65 Children's Concert 8/28: $8 To reserve wheelchair accessible seating, please call the Festival Office at 360.385.9699, Tues - Fri 10AM - 4PM. Groups may receive discounted rates by ordering through the festival office. July 16 & 17 OPENING CELEBRATION AT CENTRUM Superstar violinist Sarah Chang returns to the Olympic Music Festival to perform Piazzolla's sultry Four Seasons of… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Cost: $33 -40. Contact Email: info@olympicmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 360-385-9699. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Joseph F Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park 25 Eisenhower Ave Port Townsend, WA. For more info visit www.olympicmusicfestival.org.

Saturday Matinee @ the Library "The 5th Wave"

Based on the acclaimed 2013 young-adult sci-fi novel by Rick Yancey, "The 5th Wave" follows a young survivor of a catastrophic alien invasion. Category: Arts & entertainment. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Art Reception

"TRIAMID" Exploring: Geometry, light and shadow. Paintings by Ivan Neaigus. Featuring : Violinist Talia Toni Marcus Art Reception September 3rd 5.00-7.00pm Show: September 3rd to 30th. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Ivan Neaigus. Contact Email: Artstudio@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360 221 5361. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Double Bluff Brewing Co. 112 Anthes Ave. Langley, WA.

"The Gin Game"

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn't happen. He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely old age. Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors; $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. OutCast Black Box Theater at the Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

Sunday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast for all. Category: Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Jennifer Smith. Contact Email: manager@vfwpost7392.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-4048. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 3037 North Goldie Rd.

Evergreen State Fair

2016 Evergreen State Fair August 25th – September 5th The 2016 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe! …Fun for the Whole Herd! Concerts, Food, Carnival, Great American Petting Zoo, Crazy Animal Races, Lumberjack Show, Auto Races, Contests, Exhibits, Vendors, Delicious Food and More. Please visit EvergreenFair.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advanced admission, discounted carnival wristbands and concert tickets are available here: www.evergreenfair.org… 2016 Special Gate Admission Days Thursday, August 25- Opening Day: Free gate admission for everyone until 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 - Agriculture Day: "Fair Cares Food Drive” - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one free gate admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food per person (Must be present to qualify. No tickets will be given out to use later during this day for anyone.) Monday, August 29 - Senior Citizen's Day: Ages 62 and up receive free gate admission all day Tuesday, September 30 - Twosday Tuesday: $2 gate admission before 2:00 p.m. for everyone a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult 16-61: $12 ($9 pre-sale) Senior Citizen 62-89: $8 (pre-sale $7) Youth 6-15: $8 (pre-sale $7). Contact Email: EvergreenFair@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 805-6700. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

All New Birds (New Exhibit at the UUCWI Art Gallery)

The new artwork of local naturalist, writer, newspaper columnist, and bird enthusiast Frances Wood is featured in the foyer Art Gallery at UUCWI during the months of September & October. Using the flowing nature of watercolor and ink pen, Frances captures the lightness, flightiness, and uniqueness of our feathered friends in this remarkable series of bird portraits. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 4, 11:00am - Noon. UUCWI is located approximately 2 miles north of Freeland at 20103 State Route 525 – on the west side of the highway. The gallery is located in the building's entrance foyer. There are no regular gallery hours but artwork can be viewed by those attending events and meetings in the building. Phone 360-321-8656. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sandy Welch. Contact Email: sandy.welch3@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3605791577. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. UUCWI 20103 State Route 525 Freeland, WA 98249.

South Whidbey Tilth Sunday Farmers Market

Quinn Fitzpatrick will deliver a lively acoustic guitar experience. Carla Walsh will demonstrate a complimentary water color lesson. Enjoy late summer produce and concessions at the market. SNAP customers get double value on purchases. FMNP coupons accepted too. Free WiFi, plenty of parking and clean restrooms. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Holiday. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: market manager. Contact Email: market@southwhidbeytilth.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-0757. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 2812 Thompson Road, Langley, WA. Off SR 525 between Freeland and Bayview. For more info visit www.southwhidbeytilth.org.

Main Street Market

Main Street Market celebrates with local vendors to create an experience in downtown Oak Harbor on Sunday's for the summer. Food, music, crafts, artist and local businesses will be available for visitors to shop. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Melissa Riker. Contact Email: m.riker@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-2489. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Parking lot at the corner of Dock Street and Pioneer Way.

Original Jim Live at OHMF 2016

Jazz and Blues meet Pop, Soul and Groove as Original Jim, the Pacific Northwest’s premier ‘one man band’ takes to the stage Sunday, Sept. 4th at One O’clock for this year’s Oak Harbor Music Festival. Featuring songs from the artist’s debut record, ‘Beatbox Soul’ Original Jim’s approach to the live solo performance includes 100% live loops on guitar, bass, keyboards, and multiple vocals all backed up by his masterful use of beatbox-style drums. Come experience this totally new sound as our native beat-creator makes his big-time music festival debut. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Oak Harbor, WA. For more info visit www.originaljim.com.

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, September 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Olympic Music Festival

The Olympic Music Festival presents its 33rd season in partnership with Centrum in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington. Concerts are presented Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, offering a different program each weekend. Our 2016 season includes our Opening Celebration July 16th & 17th, and continues with weekend concerts from August 13th through September 11th. Buy tickets through our website or call Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 TICKET PRICES Section A (Rows A - G): $40 Section B (Rows H - O): $33 Special Performance Prices Opening Celebration 7/16 & 7/17: $65 Children's Concert 8/28: $8 To reserve wheelchair accessible seating, please call the Festival Office at 360.385.9699, Tues - Fri 10AM - 4PM. Groups may receive discounted rates by ordering through the festival office. July 16 & 17 OPENING CELEBRATION AT CENTRUM Superstar violinist Sarah Chang returns to the Olympic Music Festival to perform Piazzolla's sultry Four Seasons of… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Cost: $33 -40. Contact Email: info@olympicmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 360-385-9699. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Joseph F Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park 25 Eisenhower Ave Port Townsend, WA. For more info visit www.olympicmusicfestival.org.

Science Storytime

On the first Sunday of each month, join us as we let imagination run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, creative activities and easy science experiments that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading and learning. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jayanne Bixby. Contact Email: jbixby@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Evergreen State Fair

2016 Evergreen State Fair August 25th – September 5th The 2016 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe! …Fun for the Whole Herd! Concerts, Food, Carnival, Great American Petting Zoo, Crazy Animal Races, Lumberjack Show, Auto Races, Contests, Exhibits, Vendors, Delicious Food and More. Please visit EvergreenFair.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advanced admission, discounted carnival wristbands and concert tickets are available here: www.evergreenfair.org… 2016 Special Gate Admission Days Thursday, August 25- Opening Day: Free gate admission for everyone until 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 - Agriculture Day: "Fair Cares Food Drive” - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. one free gate admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food per person (Must be present to qualify. No tickets will be given out to use later during this day for anyone.) Monday, August 29 - Senior Citizen's Day: Ages 62 and up receive free gate admission all day Tuesday, September 30 - Twosday Tuesday: $2 gate admission before 2:00 p.m. for everyone a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult 16-61: $12 ($9 pre-sale) Senior Citizen 62-89: $8 (pre-sale $7) Youth 6-15: $8 (pre-sale $7). Contact Email: EvergreenFair@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 805-6700. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Sunnyside Cemetery Labor Day Heritage Tour

Historian THERESA TREBON will respectfully introduce you to – and share the stories of some of the first residents of Whidbey Island. A special hour-long tour will illuminate why this place of peace ranks high among Washington's most important territorial burial grounds. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn how those from the past helped shape the future. Please call 360-678-3310 or stop by the Island County Museum to reserve your tours today. Space is limited! Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Holiday. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8. per person. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606783310. Monday, September 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sunnyside Cemetery, 164 Cemetery RD, Coupeville, WA.

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, September 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 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, September 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association Presents: An Introduction to EFT

What if there were a technique that could free you from unwanted emotions, traumatic memories, cravings, or phobias in a matter of minutes and also worked on physical issues like pain, headaches, and allergies? Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT, uses fingertip tapping on acupressure points to balance the energy in our bodies in relation to whatever we focus on and often works when nothing else will. Join Lynne Donnelly, EFTCert-II and a 15-year EFT practitioner and teacher to learn this powerful technique. Visit www.wihha.com for more information. Everyone is welcome. 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: 3603317323. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Chronic Pain Group

Break the chronic pain cycle! Join our Chronic Pain Support Group People supporting people - We listen to each other - Share remedies that work - We understand life with chronic pain FREE Tuesdays 7PM Island Athletic Club, Freeland Call Rick: (360) 331-8819. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Larsen. Contact Email: rickandjody@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 3318819. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Island Athletic Club in Freeland.

Keep Calm and Color On

Enjoy the many benefits of coloring. Relax and color inside or outside the lines! Colored pencils, markers and coloring pages will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. For adults. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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: Maryann. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 7, 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.

Wednesday Night with the Stars: "Midnight Special"

In this cryptic sci-fi adventure from writer/director Jeff Nichols, Roy (Michael Shannon) rescues his son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) from a religious cult in Texas, whose members worship the boy for his supernatural powers. Along with a state trooper (Joel Edgerton), the pair go on a cross-country journey as they are hunted by federal agents, who believe Alton might be a threat to national security. Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, and Sam Shepard co-star. Rated PG-13. Runtime 111 minutes. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lindsey. Contact Email: landerson@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander 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, September 7, 2016, 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. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Hubert Catholic Church 804 3rd Street, Langley.

Lit for Fun book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of Conn Iggulden's "Genghis: Birth of an Empire." Shaped by abandonment and betrayal, Temujin (Genghis Khan) endured, driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies who could come without warning from beyond the horizon. For adults. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sherry Southard. Contact Email: ssouthard@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Illness

If you are 18 years of age or older and have an on-going health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, cancer, Crohn's disease, etc. this workshop may be just what you need. Developed by Stanford University, this FREE 2 1/2 hour workshop meets once a week for six weeks. Lay leaders facilitate interactive self-management sessions on pain management, increasing endurance, improving communication, managing depression, eating wisely, making decisions and problem solving. Pre-registration required. Contact Debbie Metz, ICSS, at 360-321-1600, ext. 23. No new admission after the second week. Funding provided by Island County Senior Services in partnership with Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market

Oak Harbor Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 29, field next to Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The market features fresh produce, handmade crafts and other items sold by local vendors. Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Field next to the OH Chamber of Commerce.

Starting a Home-Based Business

This workshop covers the basic steps to starting a business with a focus on working from the home. We will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and other factors that must be understood. Working from home can be very rewarding but there are legal and personal considerations that do not apply to offsite work that must be considered. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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, September 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Whidbey Island Marine Corps League Detatchment 1210 Monthly Meeting

Marine Corps League Detatchment 1210 of Whidbey Island is holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at the Oak Harbor VFW Post on N. Goldie Road. The gathering for socials and dinner is at 5:15 pm, the meeting starts at 7:00 pm and usually ends around 8:15 pm. Current and former members of all the military armed forces are invited; and, if desired, become a regular member of the detachment. Former service in the USMC is not necessary, all military veterans are welcome. Come join us for the camaraderie, social interaction and participation in our programs contributing to our island community. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Herb Weissblum. Contact Email: herbw@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-341-4140. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor VFW Post 7392 3037 N. Goldie Rd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

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

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

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. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Phone: 3609691609. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

Philanthropy Takes Flight

Join us for a special one-day experience with world renowned researcher and author Penelope Burk, and presenter and trainer Susan Detwiler. Category: Charitable. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Louise Kincaid. Contact Email: louise@futureofflight.org. Contact Phone: 425-438-8100. Friday, September 9, 2016, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275. For more info visit www.futureofflight.org.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Thousands of gently used books for all ages, available for purchase at bargain prices from the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All proceeds benefit the library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Project Homeless Connect

Skagit Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one-day event that connects individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless to social and health services. PHC is open to all families and individuals looking to overcome their barriers to stable housing. In past years, popular services have included: haircuts, photo ID’s, dental care, housing services, clothing, and a healthy lunch! We are still in need of volunteers. You can sign up to volunteer at www.skagitprojecthomelessconnect.org. Category: Charitable. Service clubs. Volunteer. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Isabela Ordonez. Contact Email: isabelao@communityactionskagit.org. Contact Phone: 360-416-7585. Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon.

2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: "Rosewater"

Enjoy reading nonfiction? Join the discussion of "Rosewater" by Maziar Bahari. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Friday, September 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Meet the Author: Theo Wells

Theo Wells will discuss her book "Take Care of Dying, Get on With Living." Her book covers Durable Power of Attorney for health care, the Health Care Directive and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment). Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Friday, September 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, September 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, September 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, September 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

"The Immortal Irishman" with Timothy Egan

The Celtic Arts Foundation is thrilled to announce a lecture and book signing by National Book Award and Pulitzer prize-winning author, Mr. Timothy Egan. Mr. Egan will come and discuss his research and findings about his latest book, "The Immortal Irishman." We expect this event to very quickly sell out, so get your tickets soon! In "The Immortal Irishman" Mr. Egan tells the story of Thomas Francis Meagher, a revolutionary, war general, and community hero amongst the Irish in the face of the hardship and oppression they faced during the mid-19th century. Copies of the book are available along with ticket purchases. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for guests 21+ at this event. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Cost: $50. Contact Name: Celtic Arts Foundation. Contact Email: events@celticarts.org. Contact Phone: 360-416-4934. Friday, September 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Littlefield Celtic Center 1124 Cleveland Ave Mount Vernon, WA 98273. For more info visit celticarts.org.

Gamblers Anonymous

DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING? COME JOIN GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS FOR HELP AND SUPPORT. WE MEET EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 P.M. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: ROSE. Contact Email: ROSALYN.OLIVER@HOTMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 360-682-5553. Friday, September 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Megan McClung Memorial Run

This is a charity race to support the Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org) (SFF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to provide financial aid and quality of life solutions. The SFF has issued more than 95,000 grants totaling more than $112 million to thousands of heroes and their families (including 783 grants for 204 Washington State wounded) to cover everything from handicapped enabled vehicles to homes made wheel chair accessible. Our donations to SFF give back to those who have given so much in service to our country. Registration is open at active.com. Race day registration will start at 8:00 am. Presentation of colors will be just before the start of the race at 10:00 am. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5(1k) $30(5k) $40(10k) $50(Half). Contact Name: Melissa Riker. Contact Email: m.riker@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-2489. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Flintstone Park Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast - Eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Coffee/Tea and orange juice. Category: Family. Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 (12 and under $4). Contact Name: Don Dubois. Contact Email: dondubois1@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 3606756839. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Whidby Masonic Lodge 8th & North Main Coupeville, WA. 98239.

Walk For Wishes

MAKE-A-WISH® ALASKA AND WASHINGTON TO HOST WALK FOR WISHES® Event Presented by Expeditors® On Sept. 10, about 1,000 people will celebrate and support children like Jonathan, a six-year-old boy with chronic myeloid leukemia, at the annual Walk For Wishes 5K. Jonathan and his parents went to New York City for his wish and will share the story of their journey and how Make-A-Wish has impacted their lives. Come and join the fun! Walk For Wishes is a family-friendly event that brings wish recipients and their families, volunteers, staff, and members of the community together to raise critical funds for and awareness of our mission. Details: • 8:45 a.m.: Participant registration and kids activities, including face painting, a petting zoo, and more. • 9:30 a.m.: Opening ceremony, including a speech made by Jonathan’s family, aerobic warm-up, ribbon cutting. The Walk will immediately follow. • 11 a.m.: Closing ceremony, entertainment and snacks. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Donations. Contact Phone: 206-623-5300. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.akwa.wish.org.

America's Boating Class

Washington State approved introductory boating class. Subject matter includes basic boat handling, safety considerations, Federal and State equipment and safety requirements and nautical rules of the road. Class meets two Saturdays in a row, Sept 10 and 17. Please call for reservations. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Families. Cost: $50 for material, $20 for spouse or partner sharing book. Contact Name: Step Williford. Contact Email: steppen@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-1551. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Yacht Club 1301 SE Catalina Drive Oak Harbor, WA.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Thousands of gently used books for all ages, available for purchase at bargain prices from the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All proceeds benefit the library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Free Ride on a Dragon Boat!

Free Ride on a Dragon Boat! The Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Team invites you to come and experience the fun of riding a dragon boat. Marvel in a first-hand encounter with this centuries-old Chinese sport that is gaining in popularity throughout the world. Admire the scenery of Oak Harbor, snap a photo of a baby seal and catch a glimpse of one or more bald eagles. Complete the adventure by dipping your paddle in with the team (completely optional). Call now to reserve your seat. Space is limited. (360) 421-1092. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: stayinalive.capt@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 421-1092. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Advanced Keyboard Commands for Windows and Mac

Operating systems and programs are often a complex web of menus and lists that can be time consuming to navigate. This informational program will explore the time saving key commands that savvy computer users rely on. Learn valuable tips and techniques that will increase your computing efficiency. For Windows and Mac users. A limited number of laptops will be available. Please preregister to reserve a laptop. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Skagit River Salmon Festival

Join us for some SPAWNtaneous fun as we celebrate the Skagit River and return of the salmon. Located at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge’s Waterfront Park in Anacortes, this grassy park with snowcapped Mount Baker towering in the distance creates an amazing setting to spend the day. The Festival is free and features live music, great food, youth activities, local artisans, hands-on demonstrations, recreational and educational booths, raptor shows, FIN the 25-foot chum salmon, and lots of fun activities for all ages—young and old. Category: Fairs & festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Skagit River Salmon Festival. Contact Email: skagitriverfest@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360.542.7912. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Waterfront Park at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge | 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, Washington. For more info visit skagitriverfest.org.

Hedgebrook Open House

Hedgebrook invites you to join us for our annual Open House on the afternoon of Saturday, September 10 from 1-4pm. We welcome friends, new and old, to wander the forest paths, tour the gardens, listen to live gypsy jazz music, sample tasty refreshments from Hedgebrook's kitchen, and breathe the fresh island air. Families and children warmly welcomed; please leave pets at home. Free and open to the public! Come early to enjoy all the fun! * 1-3pm: Tours of the grounds available (last farm tour @ 3pm) * 3:15-4pm: Readings by Hedgebrook Alumnae * Music provided by The Hot Club of Troy, who celebrate the spirit of Django Reinhardt’s swing music, featuring the guitar interplay of Troy Chapman and Keith Bowers accompanied by bassist Kristi O’Donnell. Please RSVP (you do not need to bring a printed ticket). There's nothing like seeing the magic of Hedgebrook in person. We'll save you a seat! Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Name: Hedgebrook. Contact Email: hedgebrook@hedgebrook.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-4786. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 2197 Millman Road, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 20th Annual Frog Frolic

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure preservation, restoration and environmental education in South King County. To date, the Nature Preserve has saved nearly 100 acres of land, by placing them under permanent protection. This land incorporates seven different habitats, including a 5,000 year old peat bog. SHADOW's community engagement, education programs, and volunteer events welcome nearly 3,000 local residents each year; including 1,500 students. We at the Nature Preserve believe conservation is a community-wide effort. The generous support of our community and volunteers make SHADOW’s mission possible. To express our gratitude, SHADOW is throwing a party! SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve will host the 20th Annual Frog Frolic, on September 10th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The event will feature live music from the Forgotten 45's, a Wicked Pies food truck, children’s activities, guided naturalist tours, and a silent auction. You won’t want to miss this festive communi… Category: Benefit. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE Admission. Contact Name: Isabelle Feraudo. Contact Email: Isabelle@shadowhabitat.org. Contact Phone: 425-432-4914. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058. For more info visit shadowhabitat.org.

Auditions Poseidon Players

The Poseidon Players present short one act plays in which everyone gets a part. It is open to all experienced and inexperienced actors, directors and lighting technicians. We are a group that wants to expand our skills in all areas of the play production. There is limited props and costumes. We want to let the actors, directors and technicians shine. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Lisa Judd. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse/Star Studio 730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Olympic Music Festival

The Olympic Music Festival presents its 33rd season in partnership with Centrum in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington. Concerts are presented Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, offering a different program each weekend. Our 2016 season includes our Opening Celebration July 16th & 17th, and continues with weekend concerts from August 13th through September 11th. Buy tickets through our website or call Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 TICKET PRICES Section A (Rows A - G): $40 Section B (Rows H - O): $33 Special Performance Prices Opening Celebration 7/16 & 7/17: $65 Children's Concert 8/28: $8 To reserve wheelchair accessible seating, please call the Festival Office at 360.385.9699, Tues - Fri 10AM - 4PM. Groups may receive discounted rates by ordering through the festival office. July 16 & 17 OPENING CELEBRATION AT CENTRUM Superstar violinist Sarah Chang returns to the Olympic Music Festival to perform Piazzolla's sultry Four Seasons of… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Cost: $33 -40. Contact Email: info@olympicmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 360-385-9699. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Joseph F Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park 25 Eisenhower Ave Port Townsend, WA. For more info visit www.olympicmusicfestival.org.

Sunday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast for all. Category: Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Jennifer Smith. Contact Email: manager@vfwpost7392.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-4048. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 3037 North Goldie Rd.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market

organic produce, cultural food, jewelry, plants, crafts, soaps, American cafe, large children's play area with large toys, sand box musician: Quinn Fitzpatrick, award-winning acoustic guitar children's craft: Carla Walsh teaches painting of fireworks safety cans. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Susan Prescott. Contact Email: president@SouthWhidbeyTilth.org. Contact Phone: 360 321-0757. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 2812 Thompson Road at Highway 525 between Freeland and Bayview Look for the scarecrow with the green thumb. For more info visit southwhidbeytilth.org.

Coupeville Lions Annual Salmon Bar-B-Q and Town Free Concert

Coupeville Lions Club Annual Salmon Barbecue on Sunday, September 11, 12:00 to 1:30 at Town Park. Town Free Concert begins at 12:30. Complete Salmon dinner including beverage for only $15. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Call (360) 678-4105 to reserve ticket. Category: Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15.00. Contact Name: Coupeville Lions Club. Contact Email: meldeanna@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 3606787727. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Town Park Coupeville.

Main Street Market

Main Street Market celebrates with local vendors to create an experience in downtown Oak Harbor on Sunday's for the summer. Food, music, crafts, artist and local businesses will be available for visitors to shop. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Melissa Riker. Contact Email: m.riker@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-2489. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Parking lot at the corner of Dock Street and Pioneer Way.

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, September 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Olympic Music Festival

The Olympic Music Festival presents its 33rd season in partnership with Centrum in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington. Concerts are presented Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, offering a different program each weekend. Our 2016 season includes our Opening Celebration July 16th & 17th, and continues with weekend concerts from August 13th through September 11th. Buy tickets through our website or call Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 TICKET PRICES Section A (Rows A - G): $40 Section B (Rows H - O): $33 Special Performance Prices Opening Celebration 7/16 & 7/17: $65 Children's Concert 8/28: $8 To reserve wheelchair accessible seating, please call the Festival Office at 360.385.9699, Tues - Fri 10AM - 4PM. Groups may receive discounted rates by ordering through the festival office. July 16 & 17 OPENING CELEBRATION AT CENTRUM Superstar violinist Sarah Chang returns to the Olympic Music Festival to perform Piazzolla's sultry Four Seasons of… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Cost: $33 -40. Contact Email: info@olympicmusicfestival.org. Contact Phone: 360-385-9699. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Joseph F Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park 25 Eisenhower Ave Port Townsend, WA. For more info visit www.olympicmusicfestival.org.

Winds of Change: Baroque Music for Flute, Horn, and Harpsichord

Early Music Underground is dedicated to bringing baroque music to new venues and new audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. This season, EMU is inaugurating a series of Cabaret Concerts on Whidbey Island, featuring performances from some of America's finest baroque musicians blended with great local wine and craft brews and more. Join San Francisco-based natural horn player Sadie Glass, classical flutist Joshua Romatowski, and harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky for an exciting and virtuosic tour of changing musical styles in 18th century Europe. Hear works by Bach, Telemann, Graun, and more that pushed the limits of instrumental virtuosity and influenced the evolution of the instruments themselves. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 general, $20 seniors (65+), under 18 free. Contact Name: Henry Lebedinsky. Contact Email: emuseattle@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-224-6283. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. St. Augustine's Episcopal Church 5217 Honeymoon Bay Rd. Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit www.emuseattle.com.

Awake & Alive: Mindful Living With Cancer Retreat

We welcome you to this life-affirming, empowering retreat that offers anyone with a cancer diagnosis the opportunity to explore what it means to live fully awake and alive—even while facing serious illness. Cancer can be one of the greatest challenges in life, it can be a stressful, lonely and overwhelming for everyone it touches. This retreat is designed to help you to navigate the emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of the journey with cancer with more ease, courage and acceptance. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Sliding Scale. Contact Name: Christine Lockhart. Contact Email: awake_alive@whidbey.com. Monday, September 12, 2016 – Friday, September 16, 2016. The Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Road Clinton, WA 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

Write For It: Engage & Inspire

Learn how to create new written material quickly, for fiction, articles, promotional pieces, or presentations. Let your creative genius emerge! Presented by Sandy Bjorgen of Improv-able Results. Funded by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Monday, September 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Nurturing Pathways: Dance and Movement for Young Children

Christine Roberts, founder of Nurturing Pathways will introduce children and caregivers to the joy of creative dance with dance explorations, musical instruments, rhyming exercises, and sensory-rich props. Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to rock. Play is the work of children. It is one of the very best ways to learn language and literacy skills. For ages 0 to 5 with an adult caregiver. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Music. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sherry Southard. Contact Email: ssouthard@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

Identity Theft: What to do When You Become a Victim

Learn how you can protect yourself from identity theft. Presented by Victim Support Services. For more information about VSS visit victimsupportservices.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Monday, September 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island monthly meeting

The Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island welcomes back old friends and looks forward to new ones as we anticipate the start of a new year. As you may remember, September has always been a month of sharing successes, mourning failures and looking for new ways to advance our ancestral research. To that end, we ask our society members to arrive with a research milestone to share. It can be a long sought after break through, a successful research trip, newly found relatives, freshly discovered photographs, books or diaries, or a website to share. This year we will learn about school records, railroad history and its research, naturalization, New York research, and more. See you on September 12th at 1 p.m. The society meets at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, Washington at WA-525 & S. Woodard Avenue. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: First two meetings are Free. Contact Name: Janice Martin. Contact Email: gardenerjan@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-5562. Monday, September 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, Washington at WA-525 & S Woodard Avenue.

Read the Classics

Read the classics with a supportive group of friends. For more information please call Rita at 631-707-5980. Meets in the library Center for Lifelong Learning. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Monday, September 12, 2016, 2:30 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. Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 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, September 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, September 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Take Care of Dying, Get on With Living

Theo Wells will discuss her book "Take Care of Dying, Get on With Living," which covers Durable Power of Attorney for health care, the Health Care Directive, and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment). Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

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 or contact us for more more information and to find out what exciting topics our speeches will cover this week! 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, September 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 3037 NE Goldie st. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Chronic Pain Group

Break the chronic pain cycle! Join our Chronic Pain Support Group People supporting people - We listen to each other - Share remedies that work - We understand life with chronic pain FREE Tuesdays 7PM Island Athletic Club, Freeland Call Rick: (360) 331-8819. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Larsen. Contact Email: rickandjody@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 3318819. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Island Athletic Club in Freeland.

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: 3603317323. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Clinton Library Book Group:

Everyone is welcome to join in discussing this novel described by The Washington Post a “marvelously optimistic novel about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both.” Books are available one month prior to the discussion. Our next title will be " Let Him Go" by Larry Watson. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Clinton Library 4781 Deer Lake Road, Clinton.

Capitalize on Your Hiring Decisions

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a tax incentive for employers who hire certain hard-to-place job seekers. The goal is to help these individuals become economically self-sufficient and to reward the employers who give them a chance. Learn how to participate in and benefit from this valuable program. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Worksource: Resume Reboot

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know, and what you have to offer. Learn what resume and cover letter format best displays your skills, knowledge, and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews. 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: 3603317323. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

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: Maryann. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 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.

Suicide Grief Support Group

This is a time for individuals who have had a loved one die of suicide and would like to meet with others to learn some coping strategies ways to move forward through your grief and other feelings. Registration is requested by contacting Dave Bieniek, Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Whidbey General at 360-321-1372 or bienid@whidbeygen.org There is no charge for this event. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Dave Bieniek, Bereavement Coordinator. Contact Email: bienid@whidbeygen.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1372. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Hospice of Whidbey General 202 N. Main St. Coupeville, WA 982329.

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, September 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Literature & Laughter Book Group: “The Borrower”

Join us for a discussion of "The Borrower" by Rebecca Makkai. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Whidbey Fly Fishing Club

The fly club meets to discuss upcoming outings, listen to guest speakers and share techniques in fly fishing. It is a great opportunity for the experienced fly guy as well as the beginner wanting help with equipment, fly selection etc. This is an informal gathering meant to have fun. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: clayton wright. Contact Email: cdwright9@aol.com. Contact Phone: 3609695963. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Day Rd. Firestation 3253 Day Road, Greenbank.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sherry Southard. Contact Email: ssouthard@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

Every Child Ready to Read & Rock!: The Chancy and Narly Show

Charlie Williams and Nancy Stewart present the Chancy and Narly Show. What happens when sweet songs meet nutty noises? Get ready for a wild ride as two of the Northwest’s favorite children’s performers team up for phonetic fun! Watch as Nancy SINGS and Charlie ZINGS! Have fun singing along, playing with words and learn some noises for your music too! Playing with words and signing songs are essential skills that prepare children for the adventure of reading. For ages 0 to 5 with an adult caregiver. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Illness

If you are 18 years of age or older and have an on-going health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, cancer, Crohn's disease, etc. this workshop may be just what you need. Developed by Stanford University, this FREE 2 1/2 hour workshop meets once a week for six weeks. Lay leaders facilitate interactive self-management sessions on pain management, increasing endurance, improving communication, managing depression, eating wisely, making decisions and problem solving. Pre-registration required. Contact Debbie Metz, ICSS, at 360-321-1600, ext. 23. No new admission after the second week. Funding provided by Island County Senior Services in partnership with Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market

Oak Harbor Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 29, field next to Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The market features fresh produce, handmade crafts and other items sold by local vendors. Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Field next to the OH Chamber of Commerce.

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, September 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Food For Thought: Book Discussion

This month we discuss two books that explore the joys of exotic foods: "The Abundance" by Amit Majmudar, and "World Spice at Home" by Amanda Bevill. Also, enjoy a demonstration on learning how to create your own spice mixes at home. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley Wa.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

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

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

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. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Phone: 3609691609. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

Downloading eBooks

Learn how to locate, borrow, and download digital books for free from Sno-Isle Libraries. Bring your library card and your device, and we'll show you how! Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, September 16, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

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 beginning at 2:00 p.m. In "Big Fish" by Daniel Wallace, William, using the few facts he knows, re-creates his father’s life in a series of legends and myths, through which he begins to understand Edward Bloom’s great feats, and his great failings. The result is hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous. 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. We will take suggestions from participants on future titles! Movie snacks provided by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Friday, September 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 harbor Ave.

SICBA Home Tour

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association is proud to present the 2016 SICBA Home Tour event in Skagit & Island Counties! This is a unique opportunity for residents & guests to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They will be happy to discuss their craftsmanship and help you with your future building needs. People who attend will see the latest in building construction, interior design, floor plans, landscaping & building products. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 adults, Children under age 12 FREE. Contact Name: SICBA. Contact Email: lianna@sicba.org. Contact Phone: 3604884079. Friday, September 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Island & Skagit Counties.

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, September 16, 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, September 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, September 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Gamblers Anonymous

DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING? COME JOIN GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS FOR HELP AND SUPPORT. WE MEET EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 P.M. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: ROSE. Contact Email: ROSALYN.OLIVER@HOTMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 360-682-5553. Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

Ham Radio Licensing Class

This FREE 2 Saturday radio class is for everyone with little or no radio knowledge. One just need how to multiply and divide or use a calculator. You will get everything to pass the test and get an amateur radio license. You don’t need to learn Morris Code or CW. This is a very exciting cutting edge hobby. You can talk around the world on a radio that cost only $50. The VEC Test cost $15. 7 year olds have passed the test. Many families attend. There are 60 pages of handouts with 160 illustrations and quizzes and many items to see, feel and handle. 4 or 5 instructors will answer your individual questions. There is over a 90% pass rate, and many pass the second level test also. Videos, songs and informative Utubes will make this a fun class for all. Do something exciting for yourself, this year. Get your radio license. Ham radios are great for Emergency preparedness and Survivalist, Hiking, Camping, and Boating. Please register so your handouts can be prepared. Register by sending your name and class… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE, but test cost $15. Contact Name: Daniel Stevens. Contact Email: KL7WM@aol.com. Contact Phone: 206 228 9274. Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Saturday, September 24, 2016. PC Center 2363 NW 80th Seattle, WA 98117.

Whidby Masonic Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast - Eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Coffee/Tea and orange juice. Category: Family. Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 (12 and under $4). Contact Name: Don Dubois. Contact Email: dondubois1@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 3606756839. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Whidby Masonic Lodge 8th & North Main Coupeville, WA. 98239.

Free Ride on a Dragon Boat!

Free Ride on a Dragon Boat! The Stayin' Alive Dragon Boat Team invites you to come and experience the fun of riding a dragon boat. Marvel in a first-hand encounter with this centuries-old Chinese sport that is gaining in popularity throughout the world. Admire the scenery of Oak Harbor, snap a photo of a baby seal and catch a glimpse of one or more bald eagles. Complete the adventure by dipping your paddle in with the team (completely optional). Call now to reserve your seat. Space is limited. (360) 421-1092. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Norma. Contact Email: stayinalive.capt@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 421-1092. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale

Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Quality book donations are always appreciated. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Service clubs. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall 6411 Central Ave Clinton.

Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale!

Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Quality book donations are always appreciated. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall 6411 S. Central Avenue, Clinton.

SICBA Home Tour

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association is proud to present the 2016 SICBA Home Tour event in Skagit & Island Counties! This is a unique opportunity for residents & guests to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They will be happy to discuss their craftsmanship and help you with your future building needs. People who attend will see the latest in building construction, interior design, floor plans, landscaping & building products. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 adults, Children under age 12 FREE. Contact Name: SICBA. Contact Email: lianna@sicba.org. Contact Phone: 3604884079. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Island & Skagit Counties.

Washington Trails Association @50: Celebrate and Recreate!

Washington Trails Association turns 50 this year! Celebrate with us September 17th at Snoqualmie Point Park. Join fellow hikers for a fun day of outdoor adventures. Try out a new outdoor activity, compete in a scavenger hunt, scout out new gear, learn insider tips from hiking experts, or just relax at the beer garden with friends and plan your next adventure! Stop by anytime between noon and 6 pm. Category: Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Tickets: $15 - Children 12 and Under: Free. Contact Name: Kate Neville. Contact Email: kate@wta.org. Contact Phone: 206-625-1367. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Snoqualmie Point Park 37580 Winery Road Snoqualmie, WA 98065. For more info visit www.wta.org.

Sunday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast for all. Category: Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Jennifer Smith. Contact Email: manager@vfwpost7392.org. Contact Phone: 360-675-4048. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 3037 North Goldie Rd.

Bug Blast

Bug out as thousands of specimens, dead and alive, fly, buzz, or crawl to the Burke Museum for this favorite annual all-ages event. Touch tarantulas and other bugs, and enjoy live bug shows with the Bug Chicks and more! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $0-$10: Included with museum admission. Free for Burke members, UW students, staff & faculty w/ID. Contact Email: theburke@uw.edu. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture 4331 Memorial Way NE Seattle, WA 98195. For more info visit www.burkemuseum.org.

SICBA Home Tour

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association is proud to present the 2016 SICBA Home Tour event in Skagit & Island Counties! This is a unique opportunity for residents & guests to visit beautiful homes and meet builders and specialty contractors. They will be happy to discuss their craftsmanship and help you with your future building needs. People who attend will see the latest in building construction, interior design, floor plans, landscaping & building products. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 adults, Children under age 12 FREE. Contact Name: SICBA. Contact Email: lianna@sicba.org. Contact Phone: 3604884079. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Island & Skagit Counties.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market

organic produce, cultural food, jewelry, plants, crafts, soaps, American cafe, large children's play area with large toys, sand box musician: Quinn Fitzpatrick, award-winning acoustic guitar children's craft: Carla Walsh teaches painting of fireworks safety cans. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Susan Prescott. Contact Email: president@SouthWhidbeyTilth.org. Contact Phone: 360 321-0757. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 2812 Thompson Road at Highway 525 between Freeland and Bayview Look for the scarecrow with the green thumb. For more info visit southwhidbeytilth.org.

Main Street Market

Main Street Market celebrates with local vendors to create an experience in downtown Oak Harbor on Sunday's for the summer. Food, music, crafts, artist and local businesses will be available for visitors to shop. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Melissa Riker. Contact Email: m.riker@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-929-2489. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Parking lot at the corner of Dock Street and Pioneer Way.

2016 Master Gardener Educational Series

"Rain Gardens" Presenter: Rob Hallbauer Rob in a Natura Resource Planner with the Whidbey Island COnservation District. What is a rain garden? How do they enhance our natural environment ? Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: Sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Stansberry Cottage Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Rd. Greenbank.

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, September 18, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Marina.

Celebrate with Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island

Join Anna Edwards, music director, as she unveils the highlights of the orchestra's 2016-2017 tenth anniversary season. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Whidbey Community Chorus Registration

The Whidbey Community Chorus, under the direction of Darren McCoy, invites singers to join the chorus as it prepares for its annual Christmas concerts. Registration will be held September 18, at 5:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Weekly practices are on Sunday evenings at the Oak Harbor Methodist Church, and concerts are scheduled for December 2nd and 4th. Individual dues for the season are $30 for adults and $15 for high school/college students, payable at registration. Women are required to purchase a chorus blouse for $40. Call Kay at 360-678-4148 for more information or visit the chorus website at https://sites.google.com/site/whidbeycommunitychorus/home. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $30/$15 dues. Contact Name: Kay Foss. Contact Email: klfoss345@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-4148. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. First UnitedMethodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St. Oak Harbor, WA. For more info visit sites.google.com.

Ready Readers: Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: 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. Monday, September 19, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Monday, September 19, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Ready Readers: Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: 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. Monday, September 19, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

Knowing Your Strengths = Business Success

Whether you’re just starting out or are at the peak of your career, the more you work in your strength zone, the more successful you will be. Learn how to get in your zone and stay there on the path to business success! Presented by Anna Rohrbough of AR Leadership, LLC. Funded by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Monday, September 19, 2016, 10:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Arts & entertainment. Monday, September 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Computer Basics: Cursor, Mouse and Keyboard

Develop your digital literacy skills by learning how to use cursors, operate a mouse, and to use common keyboard commands. This class is intended for beginning computer users with little or no experience. Registration required. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, September 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Read the Classics

Read the classics with a supportive group of friends. For more information please call Rita at 631-707-5980. Meets in the library Center for Lifelong Learning. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Monday, September 19, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Celebrate with Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island

Join Anna Edwards, music director, as she unveils the highlights of the orchestra's 2016-2017 tenth anniversary season. The season includes concerts in Coupeville, Oak Harbor and Langley with music from "Out of This World" to a free family holiday concert and instrument petting zoo. Sponsored by Saratoga Orchestra and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, September 19, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander 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. Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Astronomy for Everyone

Basic astronomy principles and other select topics presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. ICAS is dedicated to astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. No experience necessary. Category: Classes & lectures. Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Government Contracting Essentials

This no-cost workshop is for businesses that have operated for two years and want to expand into the government marketplace. You will learn: How to register in correct databases; small business programs and certifications; types of solicitations and how to respond; and overview of government contracting and an action program to take the steps you need to succeed. Presented by Cate Taylor, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Preregister required on the Washington PTAC site at www.washingtonptac.org. Call (425) 248-4223 for more information. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group

Join us for a great book discussion of Sara Baume's "Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither." This captivating story follows — over the course of four seasons — a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog. Everyone is welcome. 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: 3603317323. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Friends of the Freeland Library Meeting

Find out what the Friends of the Library do to support the library and how you can get involved. Everyone welcome! Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest & Beyond

The Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for mushroom hunting. Learn about the best varieties to look for both here and beyond as Daniel Winkler, author of Field Guides to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California, shares his expertise about wild mushrooms. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 2:00 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. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Edible Mushrooms of the Northwest and Beyond

The Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for mushroom hunting. Learn about the best varieties to look for both here and beyond as Daniel Winkler shares his expertise about wild mushrooms. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:30 PM. Langley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 3rd and Anthes Langley WA.

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 or contact us for more more information and to find out what exciting topics our speeches will cover this week! 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, September 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 3037 NE Goldie st. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

WIHHA Presentation: An Introductrion to EFT

What if there was a technique that could free you from unwanted emotions, traumatic memories, cravings, or phobias in a matter of minutes and also work on physical issues like pain, headaches, and allergies? Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT, uses fingertip tapping on acupressure points to balance the energy in our bodies in relation to whatever we focus on, and often works when nothing else will. Join Lynne Donnelly, EFTCert-II and a 15-year EFT practitioner and teacher to learn this powerful technique. Presented by Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association. Category: Classes & lectures. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

CERT Skills Workshop

CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. It is a global effort by Citizens Corps, a part of FEMA. It is designed to prepare yourself for an emergency; as well as to help your family and neighbors through the possibility of difficult days. The goal of Island County CERT is to give citizens TRAINED responses in a disaster and provide continual skills education. Our skills workshops are scheduled for once a month, for 2 hour blocks. In these meetings we will offer skills and information to help you in your CERT duties. Instructors will pass information along from other preparedness groups and give participants an in depth review of individual chapters of the CERT manual. Each meeting also allows time for networking of neighbors and communities. There is no pre-registration needed. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jody Jeffers. Contact Email: certislandcoordinator@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3603006069. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Oak Harbor Fire Department, 855 E Whidbey Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, United States.

Chronic Pain Group

Break the chronic pain cycle! Join our Chronic Pain Support Group People supporting people - We listen to each other - Share remedies that work - We understand life with chronic pain FREE Tuesdays 7PM Island Athletic Club, Freeland Call Rick: (360) 331-8819. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Larsen. Contact Email: rickandjody@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360 3318819. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Island Athletic Club in Freeland.

Warrior Monk Retreat Fall 2016

Warrior Monk is an experiential training designed to expand and integrate your spiritual, emotional and psychological development. By combining an intentional environment with transformational heart-opening work, Warrior Monk helps men and women release limiting beliefs, heal and move beyond the wound. Blending intensive personal work with full immersion in retreat space grounds and reinforces deep growth and healing. Together, the co-gender staff and participants create the powerful yet graceful cauldron for the work. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $570 tuition plus tax-deductible donation equal to perceived value received. Contact Name: Marnie Jackson. Contact Email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-1884. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – Sunday, September 25, 2016. Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Rd Clinton, Wa 98236. For more info visit whidbeyinstitute.org.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Ten Traits For Entrepreneurial Success

Learn to be profitably self-employed, provided you are passionate about your business and acquire the attributes necessary to achieve your dream. This workshop explores traits such as financial realism, passion, prudent decision making and even more. Preregistration required. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Clinton Community Hall 6411 S. Central Ave, Clinton.

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: Maryann. Contact Email: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 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, September 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sherry Southard. Contact Email: ssouthard@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library.

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. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Illness

If you are 18 years of age or older and have an on-going health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, cancer, Crohn's disease, etc. this workshop may be just what you need. Developed by Stanford University, this FREE 2 1/2 hour workshop meets once a week for six weeks. Lay leaders facilitate interactive self-management sessions on pain management, increasing endurance, improving communication, managing depression, eating wisely, making decisions and problem solving. Pre-registration required. Contact Debbie Metz, ICSS, at 360-321-1600, ext. 23. No new admission after the second week. Funding provided by Island County Senior Services in partnership with Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market

Oak Harbor Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 29, field next to Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The market features fresh produce, handmade crafts and other items sold by local vendors. Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Field next to the OH Chamber of Commerce.

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, September 22, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Understanding Trauma and PTSD

Lynne Burrows, MA, will discuss how we respond to trauma, and how traumatic events can still affect us years later. Learn tools for effectively managing stress and anxiety, resources to calm the nervous system, and First Aid for children who have experienced trauma. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

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

House of Hope Nar-Anon meeting

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. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Phone: 3609691609. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.

One-on-One Business Mentoring

Starting a new business or growing an existing business? 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. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Susan Hanzelka. Contact Email: shanzelka@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 3603317323. Friday, September 23, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave.

Artist Lecture: Ida Abelman, Fred Abelman

Join ACME Creative Sept 23rd at 6pm for a celebration of Art Through the Generations. Fred Abelman, son of WPA artist Ida Abelman, will share his own artwork alongside his mother's work from the 1930s. He will discuss the history of the WPA, his mother's work depicting scenes of NYC in the depression era and how his own artistic journey, with such an accomplished mother, evolved. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Lisa Kuhnlein. Contact Email: lisa@acmecreative.com. Contact Phone: 360.399.6333. Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. ACME Creative 705 Commercial AVe Anacortes, WA 98221.

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, September 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, September 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, September 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 14594 SR 525 Langley,WA 98260.

Gamblers Anonymous

DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING? COME JOIN GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS FOR HELP AND SUPPORT. WE MEET EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 P.M. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: ROSE. Contact Email: ROSALYN.OLIVER@HOTMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 360-682-5553. Friday, September 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2015 E Blackburn Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.