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Tour de Whidbey

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

VFW Ladies Sponsor Free Clothing Swap

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 7392 invite all to participate in their Fall Clothing Swap. Enjoy shopping for FREE, new to you items. Not necessary to bring items to swap. Come to the VFW Post, 3037 Goldie Rd. Oak Harbor, Wa. on Sat. Sept. 20 from 10am to 3pm. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Joanne McDaniel. Contact Email: mcdanielfj10@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-4219. Saturday, September 20, 2014. VFW Post 7392 3037 Goldie Rd. Oak Harbor, Wa. 98277.

Whidbey Island Kite Festival

This fun filled festival features sport kite competitions with individuals and teams flying in dual and multi-line events, small and giant kites flown on single lines. kite lessons, a teddy bear drop, kids kite making and games for the youngsters. Mass ascensions in which anyone may join in to fly their kites happen at noon both days. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Kite teams will perform. Indoor Kite flying at the Gym at 7:30 p.m. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Lisa Root. Contact Email: LRoot0208@aol.com. Contact Phone: 503-880-7026. Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Sunday, September 21, 2014. Camp Casey Coupeveill, EA.

Dragon Boat Paddle

Guests are encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:15 AM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

9th Annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 10 am - 4 pm. Explore working farms, purchase locally-grown produce, visit the farm animals, and soak up the rural character of beautiful Whidbey Island. Visit www.whidbeyfarmtour.com for more information on this free event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Cassatt. Contact Email: sarah@whidbeycd.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4708. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 13 working Farms on Whidbey Island.

Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale

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

Whidbey Raptor Day, Pacific Rim Institute

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

Saturday Matinee@ the Library

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

Whidbey Improv Team

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

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone. Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors & $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

The Odd Couple

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

Annual Hunter's Sight In

On September 21st, between the hours of 10a.m. and 4p.m.CWSA will, again, open its ranges to the public for the purpose of sighting in personal hunting firearms. Category: Outdoor. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Mike Hobbs. Contact Email: miketerriehobbs@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-320-1352. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Central Whidbey Sportsman's West Safari St. Coupeville, WA CWSA will be open to the public on September 21, 2014, 10a.m. - 4p.m. for the purpose of sighting in individual hunting firearms. Targets provided at a nominal fee.

Free Penn Cove Sailing club intro day

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

Bite of Bellingham

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

"Greedy, Lying Bastards" film

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

"Real Practical Problem Solving with Right Brain Aerobics"

Sun. Sept. 21st, 1:00-3:45 pm, "Real Practical Problem-Solving with Right Brain Aerobics!" From Right Brain Aerobics for Innovation & Creativity, Stress Reduction -- and creating creative ideas "on the fly" and "out of the blue!" More about Right Brain Aerobics at http://www.RightBrainAerobics.com How to Apply Right Brain Mind Power to Solve Any Problems. Wanted to learn Right Brain Aerobics and how to get practical with brain/mind practice? You bring problems/challenges; we'll work together with easy exercises to create new "out of the box" solutions. With CEO/Creator, H. Sandra Rodman. Primarily for those with some Right Brain Aerobics or Parallel Universe class experience. Private Location, Freeland. For Registration/information: sandra@rightbrainaerobics.com or call 425-214-2926. More: www.RBAacademy.blogspot.com. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25 or your RBA rate or ask for discount. Contact Name: Sandra Rodman. Contact Email: sandra@rightbrainaerobics.com. Contact Phone: 4252142926. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM. Freeland, WA. Whidbey Island Register to receive details and driving instructions. Best for Right Brain Aerobics graduates or colleagues in the Seattle region. For more info visit www.rbaacademy.blogspot.com.

Cook on Clay Manufacturing Center Open House

Please join Cook on Clay for an afternoon of abundant gratitude, demonstrations, food, drink and conversation at our new Manufacturing Center. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Maryon Attwood. Contact Email: maryon@cookonclay.com. Contact Phone: 360 720-0088. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 19762 SR 20, Coupeville WA. For more info visit cookonclay.com.

Meet and Greet Democratic Candidates

Democratic candidates coming to Neil’s Clover Patch at 4 p.m. on September 21st Karla Jacks, candidate for Island County Commissioner, Ana Maria Nunez, incumbent candidate for Treasurer, and Nick Petrish, candidate for State Representative for the 10th LD, will be at Neil’s Clover Patch Café in Bayview (next to The Goose Grocery) on Sunday, September 21st, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.. Come hear what these great candidates have to say, and meet and mingle afterwards. If you plan to have a drink or something to eat before their appearance, please come at 3:30; and, if you want to have a special treat, stay afterwards for yummy Sunday dinner at Neil’s. Category: Political. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: CarolynTamler. Contact Email: carolyntamler@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-222-6820. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Neil's Clover Patch, Bayview.

Community Chorus Begins Christmas Season

Whidbey Community Chorus Begins Christmas Season The Whidbey Community Chorus, under the direction of Chet Hansen, invites singers to join the chorus in preparing for its annual Christmas concerts. Chorus registration will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Weekly practices are on Sunday evenings at the First United Methodist Church, and concerts are scheduled for December 5 and 7. Individual dues for the season are: adults $30, and high school and college students $15, payable at registration. Women are required to purchase a chorus blouse for $37 or $42 depending on size; financial aid is available for that purchase. Call Kay at 360-678-4148 for more information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $30, $15. Contact Name: Kay Foss. Contact Email: klfoss345@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-4148. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. First United Methodist Church.

BINGO

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

The Odd Couple

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

Computer Basics

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

Learn to Draw Stress-Free

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

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!.... Come join us! Theater Workshop Mondays and Tuesdays for 8 weeks. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday October 26th from 1-5pm. Performances on October 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available. Just ask! Please note that there is a limit of 20children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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

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

Dragon Boat Paddle

Guests are encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:45 PM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Free Citizenship Class

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

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

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

Clarinet Choir

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

Clarinet Choir

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

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Island Music Teachers

Washington State Music Teachers Association of Whidbey Island invite all teachers of music to our Fall kick-off meeting where we will provide an overview of the year ahead. WSMTA Whidbey Island: empowering music teachers to become better educators through networking, leadership, mentoring and educational opportunities. We hope you'll come! Category: Music. Organizations. Service Clubs. Cost: $5.00 for non-members. Contact Name: islandmusicworks@cablespeed.com. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:30 AM. Freeland. For more info visit whidbeyislandmusic.wix.com.

Virtual Dementia Tour

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

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

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

Life in Service at Downton Abbey

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

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!.... Come join us! Theater Workshop Mondays and Tuesdays for 8 weeks. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday October 26th from 1-5pm. Performances on October 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available. Just ask! Please note that there is a limit of 20children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Introduction to Craigslist

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

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

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

Crockett Lake Weed Bash

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

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive.

North Whidbey Lions Club Monthly Meeting

The NW Lions Club is looking for new members. Join us for several meetings to see if you may be interested in joining the Lions. Look on our website to see what the Lions do in Oak Harbor and all over the world. Please call around 7PM if your interested or have questions. Category: Service Clubs. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Richard Mack. Contact Email: whidbeymack@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-240-0843 (around 7PM). Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. VFW 3037 N. Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

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

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome St Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Dragon Boat Paddle

Guests are encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:45 PM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome St Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

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

Ready Readers Preschool Storytimes

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

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

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

Sri Sri Yoga session

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class, which will recharge your energy, and relax the mind. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Please bring your yoga mat & blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: programs@nwlanguageacademy.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. NWLA Cultural Center.

Norwegian conversation & coffee

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

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

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

Dine-Out with Democratic Candidates

Get prepared for November's important election. Understand the issues. Meet the local candidates up close and personal. Karla Jacks [Commissioner, #3] Ana Maria d. Nuñez [Treasurer] Nick Petrish [State Representative, #2] Enjoy a big selection of tasty foods — fixed price buffet style. Bring a friend; bring a neighbor — have fun, good food, and friendly conversation. Nick may even play the Lijerica! Sponsored by Whibey and Island County Democrats. For more information, call Lionel Peoples [360-675-2793]. Category: Political. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $11.89. Contact Name: Lionel Peoples. Contact Email: lionel.peoples@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-675-2793. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. DH Buffet Restaurant 551 NE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit whidbeyislanddemocrats.org.

Treasures of Syria: An Illustrated Talk

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

Keep the Creativity Flowing: For New and Experienced Artists

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

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

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

Zentangle with Patty Steele

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

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

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

Island Family Hearing Clinic Group Topic Event

Monthly open format discussion group event led by Audiologist, Peter Keating of Island Family Hearing Clinic. Topic: ANNUAL HEARING SCREENINGS. Similar to eyes and teeth, ears should be on your annual checklist too. What is a hearing screening? Why are they important? Who should get them? No appointment necessary to attend event. Bring a friend. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Staff. Contact Email: info@islandfamilyhearing.com. Contact Phone: 360-279-1229. Friday, September 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Island Family Hearing Clinic 380 SE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome Street Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome Street Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

"Right Brain Aerobics: Doors of Consciousness Deep Meditations/Mental Focus for Idea Generation and Deep Interdimensional Journeys"

"Right Brain Aerobics: Doors of Consciousness Deep Meditations/Mental Focus for Creative Idea Generation and Deep Interdimensional Journeys" It's back! By popular demand... Soul Bliss, Soul Bath, Deep Cosmic Creative Mind… Relax and Lower Stress. Great for expanding consciousness and right brain abilities. Fantastical Right Brain Aerobics Cosmic Meditative Suite journeys into higher intelligence. Expand the mind & enter deep bliss. Journeys into harmony with universal intelligence. Expanding your mind & enter deep bliss. Take the class from Right Brain Aerobics Component 2, with the creator of the method. TRAINER: Sandra H. Rodman, CEO, Right Brain Aerobics, National Trainer & Speaker, Former Fortune 500 VP in technology. BIO: http://www.rightbrainaerobics.com/Trainers.html "Wow!" "Profound!" "Brilliant!" "Better than Netflix"... More testimonials at: http://www.RightBrainAerobics.com LOCATION: Llynya's Gifts, Crystals & Sanctuary for Spirit, 1679 E. Main, Freeland, WA -- on beautiful Whidbey… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25 or your RBA rate or ask for discount. Contact Name: Sandra Rodman. Contact Email: sandra@rightbrainaerobics.com. Contact Phone: 4252142926. Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM. Llynya's Gifts, Crystals & Sanctuary for Spirit 1679 E. Main, Freeland, WA Whidbey Island Make it a Whidbey Island getaway or day trip. Ferries from Mukilteo to Clinton run every half hour from early to late.

Dancing with Thoreau

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

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone. Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors & $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

The Drama of Scripture in Four Acts

Dr. Jan Fekkes of Trinity Lutheran College will present "The Drama of Scripture: The Whole Biblical Story in Four Acts," from 8:45-noon on September 27 in the Coupeville Rec Hall. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. No cost. Category: Faith. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: Tom Johnson. Contact Email: tfj1943@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-720-2702. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Rec Hall, Coveland and Alexander Sts.

Birding Del Fairfax Preserve with Whidbey Audubon

Whidbey Audubon Society explores the Del Fairfax Preserve on Zylstra Road, another jewel of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. This is a beautiful place to stroll in the woods, listen for forest birds and walk around an open field with a small wetland. This 1.2 mile loop trail is level and takes about an hour to walk — longer if we see lots of birds. We will then go back down Zylstra Road to Grasser’s Lagoon (intersection of State Route 20 and Zylstra) to look for ducks, shorebirds and raptors. Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $0. Contact Name: Kim Shepard. Contact Email: kwshepard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-720-1711. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Dell Fairfax Preserve on Zylstra Road, or meet to carpool at 8:45 a.m. from Coupeville Prairie Station Transit Park. For more info visit www.whidbeyaudubon.org.

Dragon Boat Paddle

Guests are encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:15 AM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Children's Day Festival

Here it comes! One of the biggest, friendliest, “familiest” events on Whidbey Island … Children’s Day! Kids, grab your parents but leave your money behind because it’s free. There will be creative activities, entertainment, bounce houses, animals and lunch –all free! Enjoy 30+ interactive booths provided by service agencies, and businesses that support children and families. Come join the fun! Check website for Rain-Out alternate location. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Carrie Monforte. Contact Email: programs@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6788. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. South Whidbey's Community Park 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley WA 98260. For more info visit www.swparks.org.

IRG Oak Harbor Physical Therapy Open House

Come celebrate our Grand Opening with us! Tour our new clinic, meet our physical therapists, learn more about our services and much more! Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. RSVP to receive an extra raffle ticket. 360.914.5504 or to marketing@irgpt.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. 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. Contact Name: Jana. Contact Email: jana.zitnik@irgpt.com. Contact Phone: 425-316-8046. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. IRG Oak Harbor Physical Therapy 275 SE Cabot Dr. Suite A-05 Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.irgpt.com.

Made By Hand: Come Play in the Mud!

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

Girl Scouts Super Saturday

Saturday is a SUPER day to learn about Girl Scouts! Do you know a girl who is ready to shake things up in the world? Perhaps she’s just bursting to create something that will have a positive, lasting impact on her community. Maybe she wants to develop leadership skills that can help her in school, or prepare her for a future career as an engineer, business owner, senator or president. Maybe she wants to do fun science experiments, be in the outdoors, make new friends or gain more confidence by trying new things. Whatever it is the girl in your life wants to do, be or experience, she can do, be and experience it in Girl Scouts! Bring her to our Super Sign-up Saturday event Saturday, September 27, 2014, and find out more about the coolest girl-led organization around! Don’t miss out on the fun! Go to our website to see other locations around Western Wa that we are holding Super Saturday. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. 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. Contact Name: Jaycie Wakefield. Contact Email: jwakefield@girlscoutsww.org. Contact Phone: 360-658-8083. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Girl Scout House 759 SE 4th Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Western Washington Republican Round-Up

WESTERN WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN ROUND-UP Saturday, September 27. Republicans of Island County are proud to present the first-ever Western Washington Republican Round-Up! Meet and greet our 2nd Congressional District Candidate B.J. Guillot, 10th District Legislators Bailey, Smith and Hayes, and Island County candidates! You’ll enjoy a delicious Chuck-Wagon buffet and special guest speaker Don Jans, popular author and lecturer who is flying in from San Diego to speak to you! Wrap up the evening with a fantastic silent auction – featuring $1000 in grocery gift cards, 2 hours custom hand-gun training, lunches with electeds, gift baskets, two nights stay in luxury condo, and more! Dress Western and join us on September 27th at the Elks Club, 155 NE Ernst St. Oak Harbor at 5 pm. Must RSVP. For info, email Rsvp2RIC@mail.com or call 360-341-2355. We accept credit cards at www.RepublicansOfIslandCounty.org. ###. Category: Political. Cost: $30.00. Contact Name: Mary Jane. Contact Email: RSVP2RIC@mail.com. Contact Phone: 360-341-2355. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Elks Lodge 155 NE Ernst St Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone. Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors & $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

Life Church Grand Opening with Danny Gokey

Join us for our Grand Opening of our newly remodeled Oak Harbor Campus, Sunday, September 28th at 9 & 11am. Danny Gokey will be leading worship and sharing his story! Danny was an American Idol 3rd place finalist. His album "Hope in Front of Me" climbed to No 1 on billboard charts this summer. He will also be performing his lead single, “Hope in Front of Me”. Category: Faith. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Hubbard. Contact Email: office@life-church.co. Contact Phone: 360-679-3158. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. 1767 NE Regatta Dr.

5th Annual Taste of Whidbey

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

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone. Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors & $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

BINGO

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

Estate Planning and Wills-Free Legal Workshop

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

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!.... Come join us! Theater Workshop Mondays and Tuesdays for 8 weeks. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday October 26th from 1-5pm. Performances on October 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available. Just ask! Please note that there is a limit of 20children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Monday, September 29, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Monday, September 29, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

The Spice of Life

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

Dragon Boat Paddle

Guests are encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Norma Lisherness. Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:45 PM. Oak Harbor Marina. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Free Citizenship Class

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

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

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

Clarinet Choir

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

Clarinet Choir

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

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

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

Seattle Opera Preview: Don Giovanni

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

Seattle Opera Preview - "Don Giovanni"

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

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!.... Come join us! Theater Workshop Mondays and Tuesdays for 8 weeks. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday October 26th from 1-5pm. Performances on October 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available. Just ask! Please note that there is a limit of 20children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

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

Baby and Me Storytime

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

Baby and Me Storytime

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

Teen Dream Journals

"Turn Dreams Into Reality" during Teen Read Month. Learn simple bookbinding techniques to create your own dream journal - use it to keep track of your hopes, goals, and wildest dreams! Discover library resources to help spark your creativity. All supplies provided. Space is limited, please register to reserve your space. Supported the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

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

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome St Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome St Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Taizé Prayer Service

Taizé Prayer Service Wednesday, October 1, 7- 8 PM at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 804 3rd Street, Langley 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. The parish office may be reached at 360-221-5383. For more information on Taizé go to www.taize.fr/. Category: Faith. Contact Name: Corrine Bayley. Contact Email: cbayley@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: (360) 730-1928. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Hubert Church, 804 3rd Street, Langley.

Coupeville Garden Club meeting

The C.G.C. meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Community Rec. Hall. Welcome is at 9: 30 a.m. with refreshments, the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. The Public is welcome. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: none. Contact Name: Nancy Lane. Contact Email: nhlane1956@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-6914. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. 901 Alexander St. Coupeville, Wa.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytimes

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

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

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

Sri Sri Yoga session

Drop in to this easy-to-follow class, which will recharge your energy, and relax the mind. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Please bring your yoga mat & blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Maria Ellis. Contact Email: programs@nwlanguageacademy.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-2101. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. NWLA Cultural Center.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-long songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and Beyond

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

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone. Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors & $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

The Books We Love: The Book was Better

When a book is adapted into a movie, the story can change quite a bit on its way from the page to the screen. What books do you feel remain superior to their movie versions? And why? Come join this friendly discussion and learn about great reads, and share some of your own! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley Wa.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome Street Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome Street Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Art Walk

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership invites you to explore downtown’s diversity of art venues from 6pm to 10pm on the first Friday of every month in downtown Bellingham. Talented artists, unique galleries, delicious restaurants and invigorating cultural experiences await attendees of the monthly Art Walks in downtown. Art Walk maps and lists of venues will be available at the participating venues or online at www.downtownbellingham.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Lindse Payne. Contact Email: lindsey@downtownbellingham.com. Contact Phone: 360.527.8710. Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Bellingham, WA. For more info visit downtownbham.wordpress.com.

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

Learn about the history of orca captivity as author and marine naturalist Sandra Pollard recounts the harrowing struggle - and ultimate triumph - for the Puget Sound orcas' freedom. Books available for purchase and signing. Supported by Orca Network. Sandra Pollard was brought up in Cornwall, England, and now lives on Whidbey Island. She is a certified marine naturalist giving land and boat based talks about the endangered Southern Resident orcas and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea, a volunteer with the local whale sightings organization, Orca Network, and a member of the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network. As a freelance writer, she has written articles and short stories for various publications in both the UK and US. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone. Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors & $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

Citizens' Climate Lobby, Whidbey Chapter

Monthly discussion of climate solutions. Meeting begins with national conference call. Citizens' Climate Lobby advocates for a revenue-neutral carbon tax. All welcome. Category: Political. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Bob Hallahan. Contact Email: rjhallahan@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 3606796778. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. Ciao Restaurant, 701 N Main Street Coupeville, Washington 98239. For more info visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

Bluegrass Jam

C'mon down and play some Blue Grass and Old Time with your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome. All ages--all fun! We meet on the first and third Saturday of every month. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Playhouse Auditions for Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Auditions for the Whidbey Playhouse production of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, 2014 in the theatre’s STAR Studio at 730 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, 98277. The Story: Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent, but it differs from the film in many ways, beginning with women slapping men in the face with fish. The Tony Award Winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT has been hailed as “a no-holds-barred smash hit.” (The New Yorker). The musical will be directed by Jim and Sue Riney, and the choreography team is Claudia Samano-Losada, Daunne Zinger, Julie Rosenthal, Trent Oman and Wendy Rue. Performance Dates: February 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, March 1. Thursday, Friday and Sa… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Contact Name: Office Manager. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Saturday Matinee@the Library

Robert Redford stars in this tense adventure drama about a man who must fight for survival after being lost at sea. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

WEANFEST 2014

WHIDBEY ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NETWORK, CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY, INVITES YOU TO: !! WEANFEST 2014!! Cheer Candidates for Home Planet Hero; Boo Contenders for the Busted Bulldozer Award; Covet the Silent Auction’s Seductive Offerings; Savor Local Brews and Vintages Join in a Musical Tribute to Pete Seeger featuring: The Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band Folk Person/Banjo Junkie Tom Rawson, The legendary Dana Lyons of “Cows with Guns” fame Annual Meeting and Pot Luck- 4:30- 5:45PM Music Starts at 6 PM Doors open at 4 PM Tickets $10.00 at the door or through www,BrownPaperTickets.com Volunteers get in free! Call Gary st 360-678-5131. Category: Benefit. Organizations. Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10.00. Contact Name: WEAN. Contact Email: wean@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-579-4202. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Green Bank Farm 765 Wonn Road #A201 Greenbank WA 98253.

Mr. South Whidbey Pageant

Six men launch their campaigns for the coveted title of Mr. South Whidbey at the pageant Oct. 4, 7 pm at Freeland Hall. This benefit is for Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund which helps South Whidbey residents pay medical bills they cannot afford. This year Andy Gilbert, Erik Jokinen, Frank Parra, Jerry Shimek, Ken Stephens, and Tucker Stevens will compete for the title, held for the past year by Gordon Stewart. The candidate who raises the most money wins. $1 = 1 vote. Tickets: $25 Moonraker Books & Paint Escape. To vote on-line: http://fofmedicalsupportfund.org/ click on “Donate Online”. Online votes must be received by midnight, Oct. 3, Pacific Time. Visit Friends of Friends Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Friends-Medical-Support-Fund/145660238799128 to find out how to become eligible for a drawing for two free tickets to this year’s pageant. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25. Contact Name: Christi Ruscigno. Contact Email: cjr@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-579-2623. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Freeland Hall 1515 Shoreview Drive Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit fofmedicalsupportfund.org.

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone. Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $14 students/seniors & $18 adults. Contact Name: OutCast Productions. Contact Email: ocp@whidbey.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Black Box Theater Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260.

Blessing of the Animals

Please join us for our annual celebration of the Blessing of the Animals service in honor of St. Francis of Assisi and all of our past and present animal companions Many of our local animal welfare organizations will be joining us as well such, WAIF, Dogs on Deployment, Oasis for Animals, and Equestrian Crossings (EQX). Veterinarian Lyn Robbins of Creature Comforts will also be there to answer any questions you may have about the health of your furry friends. Please keep your animal companions on a leash/halter or in a carrier and bring a can/bag of food to donate to hungry animals on the island. Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church. Contact Email: staugs@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: (360) 331-4887. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. St. Augustine's-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church 5217 So. Honeymoon Bay Rd. Freeland, WA.

Whidbey Playhouse Auditions for Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Auditions for the Whidbey Playhouse production of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, 2014 in the theatre’s STAR Studio at 730 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, 98277. The Story: Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent, but it differs from the film in many ways, beginning with women slapping men in the face with fish. The Tony Award Winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT has been hailed as “a no-holds-barred smash hit.” (The New Yorker). The musical will be directed by Jim and Sue Riney, and the choreography team is Claudia Samano-Losada, Daunne Zinger, Julie Rosenthal, Trent Oman and Wendy Rue. Performance Dates: February 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, March 1. Thursday, Friday and Saturday… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Office Manager. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 3606792237. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Thrills & Chills: Meet Author Bernadette Pajer

Celebrate your love of reading! Join us as we host this award-winning author. Discover Seattle at the turn of the 20th Century in the Professor Bradshaw mystery series. Bernadette Pajer will discuss her books, related history, and the writing process. Book signing following program. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Coupeville Library. Contact Phone: 360-679-1498. Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville WA 98239.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!.... Come join us! Theater Workshop Mondays and Tuesdays for 8 weeks. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday October 26th from 1-5pm. Performances on October 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available. Just ask! Please note that there is a limit of 20children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Free Citizenship Class

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

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

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

Clarinet Choir

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

Clarinet Choir

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

Start to Fitness

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

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Alzheimer's Association Langley Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 1st Tuesday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. Contact facilitator Hestia Laitala at 360.321.1600 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hestia Laitala. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Alzheimer's Association Langley Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 1st Tuesday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. Contact facilitator Hestia Laitala at 360.321.1600 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hestia Laitala. Contact Phone: 360-321-1600. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Alzheimer's Association Support Group

Category: Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hestia Laitala. Contact Phone: 360.321.1600. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA, 98260.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!.... Come join us! Theater Workshop Mondays and Tuesdays for 8 weeks. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday October 26th from 1-5pm. Performances on October 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available. Just ask! Please note that there is a limit of 20children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

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

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Bayview Senior Center, Alder Room, 14594 Washington 525, Langley, WA 98260.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome St Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome St Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytimes

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

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

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

Norwegian conversation & coffee

This newly formed group, facilitated by a native-speaker of Norwegian, is a casual coffee group giving other Norwegian speaking individuals a chance to practice and improve their language skills. Open to newcomers. Also meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free but donations accepted for coffee. Contact Name: Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge - J Gerteis. Contact Email: whidbeyislandnordiclodge@gmail.com. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Nordic Hall 63 Jacobs Rd Coupeville, WA 98260.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Family Film

A documentary that follows the lives of a family of Alaskan bears. This Disney Nature film captures both the majesty and the danger of life in the wilderness of Alaska. Rated G, it is 78 minutes long and is for all ages. Learn more about bears through library resources! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Acoustic Jam

Join in for Acoustic jams every 2nd and 4th Thursday! Bring your songs and chord charts with lyrics. Singers, acoustic guitarists, bass players, and various pickers of all persuasions (such as banjo, mando, dobro and other acoustic instruments): feel free to sit in and rock out! We thrive on fun--oldies, pop, folk, country, bluegrass, standards: you name it and we'll do it! So come on down to Click Music and let's have some pickin' fun. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Let's Talk Books: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for. Did you love it? Did you hate it? Did it make you think? Come join the discussion and share your thoughts. Facilitated by Jamie Whitaker. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd st Langley WA.

Whidbey Allied Artist Summer Art Show and Sale

Whidbey Allied Artists presents their Fall Art and Gift Show to be held at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 Alexander Street, Coupeville Washington. On October 10th and 11th from 10 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 12th from 10 to 5 p.m. This show will feature to work of 22 local artists with a wide variety of mediums and prices for every budget. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: none. Contact Name: Carole Dawes. Contact Email: caroledawesart@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3606781450. Friday, October 10, 2014 – Sunday, October 12, 2014. Coupeville Recreation Hall 901 Alexander St. Coupeville Washington.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome Street Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome Street Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Singer/Songwriters of the 70s

Take a trip back in time and experience some of the best music of the 1970s. Enjoy live music and learn about singer/songwriters such as Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, John Denver, and others whose songs became a part of our collective psyches. Hear the stories of their lives and listen as Bryan Stratton sings their songs – and don’t forget to sing along. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley WA.

Seabird and Aclid Field Trip

Whidbey Audubon Society leads a field trip to search several points along West Beach for alcids and other seabirds. Rarities such as Cassin's Auklet are a possibility on this half-day trip. For more information contact Steve Ellis at 360-678-2264. Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $0. Contact Name: Steve Ellis. Contact Email: sremse@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-2264. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Meet to form carpools at Partridge Point at the end of Libbey Road, Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.whidbeyaudubon.org.

EAA Chapter 818 Monthly Meetings

AVIATION ENTHUSIAST: Members of EAA Chapter 818 of Burlington meet on the second Saturday of the month at the Skagit Regional Airport at 10:00am. Come join our group and meet others with the same passion for flying and other related activities; such as, building and flying experimental aircraft. For more information, please contact Cheryl Andrade at: 360-630-5545 or cherylscub@yahoo.com WANTED: AVIATION ENTHUSIAST WITH “TALES” TO TELL EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 818 of Burlington would like to invite pilots, A&P Mechanics, Current FAA or retired employees, Veterans, general aviation pilots, and anyone who would like to share a related experience with us. We meet at the Skagit Regional Airport on the second Saturday of the month from10:00am-12pm. For information, please contact Richard Lewellen at 360-391-8020 or r.lewellen@comcast.net. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Cheryl Andrade. Contact Email: cherylscub@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-630-5545. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Skagit Regional Airport 15400 Airport Dr Burlington, WA 98233.

Honoring Al and Roger

Al and Roger Sherman - two brothers who have had major impacts on the historical character and preservation of their Whidbey Island community. As descendants of early Ebey’s Prairie farmers, they carry forward a family legacy of caring for the land, and loving the heritage and history that defines this beautiful and prolific place. We celebrate and salute all their hard work and dedication to the cause. Please join us! Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Cost: $70. per person for dinner and 2 beverage tickets. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606783310. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

Museum Autumn Auction

Al and Roger Sherman - two brothers who have had major impacts on the historical character and preservation of their Whidbey Island community. As descendants of early Ebey’s Prairie farmers, they carry forward a family legacy of caring for the land, and loving the heritage and history that defines this beautiful and prolific place. We celebrate and salute all their hard work and dedication to the cause, as we all pull together and raise money to help support one of their favorite causes: Your Island County Museum. Please join us! Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $70. per person for dinner and 2 beverage tickets. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 3606783310. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

REMEMBRANZA/REMEMBRANCES

Solo classical guitar recital with internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Enric Madriguera. Music of Bach, Ponce, Segovia and others. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Elisabeth Roberts. Contact Email: libbyroberts10@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-202-5255. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. UUCWI 20103 State Route 525 Freeland, Washington. For more info visit www.uucwi.org.

REMEMBRANZA/REMEMBRANCES

Solo classical guitar recital with internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Enric Madriguera. Music of Bach, Ponce, Segovia and others. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 / $5 for students. Contact Name: Eileen Soskin. Contact Email: concerts@uucwi.org. Contact Phone: 443-812-6440. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM. UUCWI, 20103 State Route 525, Freeland, WA.

Integrity - Whidbey Island

Over the years, Integrity's mission has expanded beyond the Episcopal Church. It has also become a respected voice for equal civil rights. Often working in coalitions with both secular and other faith-based groups, Integrity has been instrumental in advancing the claim LGBTQ persons are making for equal protection and opportunity in our society. Our local Integrity Chapter meets on the second Sunday of each month at 5:30pm at St.Augustine's Church in Freeland for a potluck supper and meeting. Everyone in the community is welcome. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: None. Contact Name: Ron St. George. Contact Email: whidbey_ron@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-222-4086. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Monday Morning Knitters

Discover the joy of learning how to knit! Knitters of all levels welcome. Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Center for Lifelong Learning 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Genealogical Soceity of South Whidbey Island

Educational Information on Genealogical Research. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. Seniors. Families. Cost: Annual Membership $15, Initial visit Free. Contact Name: Cheryl Carlson. Contact Email: saratoga347@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-730-1161. Monday, October 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Community Building, Freeland, WA.

Thrills & Chills: Meet Author William Dietrich

Celebrate your love of reading! Join us as we host this Pulitzer-winning journalist and author. Explore the world of a swashbuckling rascal in the Ethan Gage historical thrillers. William Dietrich will discuss his books, related history, and the writing process. Book signing following program. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Coupeville Library. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, October 13, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. 788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville WA 98239.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!.... Come join us! Theater Workshop Mondays and Tuesdays for 8 weeks. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday October 26th from 1-5pm. Performances on October 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available. Just ask! Please note that there is a limit of 20children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

Free Citizenship Class

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

Meditation Classes on Whidbey Island

Meditation on Whidbey Island is growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and learning the true causes of happiness. We currently offer two drop in classes each week plus chanted group prayers. Meditation on Whidbey Island is taught by Mel Watson. Mel is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. She is widely admired for her sincere faith, sense of humor and practical teachings. “Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their causes can’t be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy, we must learn to control our mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ $5 seniors. Contact Name: Mel Watson. Contact Email: mel@melwatson.com. Contact Phone: 3313938. Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Baby Island Community Hall, 3616 Saratoga Road, Langley, WA 98260.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! $75 per season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per season, can be pro-rated at any time. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music.

Clarinet Choir

Play mostly classical music specifically arranged for a group of soprano, alto, bass and contra-bass clarinets. What a beautiful sound! This mixed age activity is for those who have been playing at least 2 years. Please join us! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Kidney Smart Education

The two hour, no cost, monthly class reviews common causes for kidney disease along with the topics below on how to stay healthy while managing each stage of your kidney disease. Topics covered are below: Living with Kidney Disease: What Do Diagnosis and Treatment Mean for Me? -Home, Family, Work Life -Adjusting to Treatment -Preparing for the Future Starts Now -Learning About your Kidneys The Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): -A Deeper Explanation of CKD -Next Steps -Choices Take Control, Make a Plan, Stay Your Course: -Make a Plan - Diet and Exercise -Make a Plan - Transplant Choice -Make a Plan - Dialysis Choices -Make a Plan - Peritoneal Dialysis -Make a Plan - Hemodialysis -Make a Plan - Home Hemodialysis -Make a Plan - Palliative Care/Conservative Choice -Stay Your Course. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No Cost. Contact Name: Lena Bourrillion. Contact Email: Lena.Bourrillion@davita.com. Contact Phone: (253) 733-4823. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor - Pre-Registration Required Due to Limited Class Size Call Lena to register at: (253) 733-4823.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!.... Come join us! Theater Workshop Mondays and Tuesdays for 8 weeks. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday October 26th from 1-5pm. Performances on October 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. Scholarships are available. Just ask! Please note that there is a limit of 20children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Would Be Players

If you are from the ages of 8-18 and you want to become a Star!...Come join us for an 8 week workshop beginning Monday Sept 8th thru Tuesday Oct. 28th 2014. Every Monday and Tuesday with performances Oct 27 and 28 at approximately 4pm. There will be a special 4 hour rehearsal on Sunday Oct. 26 from 1-5pm. Scholarships are available, just ask! Contact Stan Thomas at 360-675-0574 with questions. Please note that there is a limit of 20 children per class, so sign up early to ensure that your child gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Stan Thomas. Contact Email: office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-0574. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio.

STARS Training: Beyond the Book

Discover fun and meaningful ways to use picture books with preschool children. Participants will experience hands-on science, art, math, music, and movement activities that all start with a great picture book! 2 STARS Credits. The first registration date for this event is scheduled for 9/1/2014 at 8:00 AM. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Skagit Anacortes International Folk Dancing

Folk dancing from around the world every Tuesday with teaching the first hour beginning at 7 pm. Eastern European, Israeli, Greek, Scandanavian and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 per person. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bayview Community Hall, 12615 C St. Bayview, Skagit Valley. Turn left at Farmhouse Restaurant. For more info visit skagitanacortesfolkdancers.org.

USCGAUX Safe Boating Class

All phases of safe boat use. Includes Rules of the Road, Navagation, Weather, Radio and much more of interest to our boating area. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $40.00 or share 2nd for $20. Contact Name: Walt Barnard. Contact Email: waltacnw@msn.com. Contact Phone: 360 293 3586. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Sr Center Anacortes, WA.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Baby and Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Low Cost/No-Cost Energy Saving Tips for PSE

Yes, you can reduce your daily electricity use, and Puget Sound Energy provides various rebates and incentives to help cover your costs. Brian McCleary, PSE Energy Advisor, will answer frequently asked questions and describe PSE’s most popular and effective programs. Plenty of time for your questions, too. FREE low-flow shower-head to the first 10 attendees (limit one/household). All participants are eligible to win a free emergency kit from PSE. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meditation Classes at Senior Center Whidbey Island

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

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome St Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome St Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytimes

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Bakker. Contact Email: lbakker@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 350-678-4911. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 AM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Island: Reflections on People & the Land

Meet the authors of this new and compelling anthology that captures the history behind natural and cultural areas of Whidbey Island. Funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Exploring Renewable Energy Options

With fuel costs constantly on the rise, renewable energy options can help save money and lessen impact on the environment. Learn about the various options available in current renewable energy technology, their benefits and limitations, and what works best on Whidbey Island. Presented by Kelly Keilwitz and Paul Dickerson. Kelly Keilwitz is the managing member of Whidbey Sun & Wind, LLC. A registered professional civil engineer with a background in geotechnical engineering, Kelly's training in renewable energy began in 1999, through Solar Energy International. He has completed a number of courses on renewable energy topics and is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Certified Solar PV Installer. Kelly is also a steering committee member of the Sustainable Whidbey Coalition. Paul Dickerson was part of WWU's solar car racing team that raced across the US and Australia in 1990 and 1991. Paul has held engineering positions at Boeing and Starbucks Coffee, and a… Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: free. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA.

USCGAUX Safe Boating Class

All phases of safe boat use. Includes Rules of the Road, Navagation, Weather, Radio and much more of interest to our boating area. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $40.00 or share 2nd for $20. Contact Name: Walt Barnard. Contact Email: waltacnw@msn.com. Contact Phone: 360 293 3586. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Sr Center Anacortes, WA.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome Street Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Adult Running Group

A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. We will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. Hope to see you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free to start. Contact Name: Brad Sandefur. Contact Email: bsandman50@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-675-7665. Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM. 86 SE Jerome Street Vanderzicht Memorial Pool Oak Harbor, WA.

Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale

Find thousands of books at bargain prices. New fiction and nonfiction added each month. Proceeds benefit the Clinton Library. Donations of quality books are always appreciated and may be dropped off at the Clinton Library or the book sale. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free to attend. Books sell for 3/$1 to $2 with some WOW books priced higher. Contact Name: Debby Colfer. Contact Email: dcolfer@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-4280. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Clinton Community Hall at 6411 Central Avenue.

CANCELED - Solve it! The True-Life Mystery of Agatha Christie

Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: free. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Whidbey Improv Team

An evening of unscripted comedy! $5 at the door- buy 4 tickets, get the fifth free! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Avi Rostov. Contact Email: avi@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

BINGO

BINGO Sunday 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus Hall 3259 Old Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor, Wa Open to the public, more information call 360-675-6070. Category: Organizations. Contact Phone: 360-675-6070. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 6:30 PM. Knights of Columbus 3259 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277.