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Sunday Running Group

A running group for all, with an emphasis on getting in our long runs (whatever "long" means to you) on a weekly basis. 8 min/mile to 13 min/mile. Meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the route and stretch. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:10 a.m. Easy parking, bathrooms available at start. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Donna. Contact Email: runner@pelicanart.com. Contact Phone: 707-235-3717. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. stone car, Flintstone Park, SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA.

Free Museum Admission

Regular museum admission is FREE for the month of April, 2015. Admission applies to all ages and categories. See our new Native People-Native Places exhibit featuring a 160 year-old, 28-foot cedar dugout canoe, and other native artifacts. Admission is sponsored by Jackie Feusier, to honor her birthday month. Sorry - special group tours do not apply. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-3310. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Island County Museum; 908 NW Alexander ST; Coupeville, WA.

Acoustic Jam

Bring your acoustic instruments and join us in joyful song and music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@clickmusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

PIANOFEST NW

Gospel & Blues: MARC SEALES Bringing down the house with Gospel, Blues, and American pop standards. Marc Seales is an American jazz pianist associated with post-bop. As a Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Washington in Seattle, Seales has worked with Benny Carter, Howard Roberts, Bobby Hutcherson and Art Pepper. His groups include New Stories and the Marc Seales Quartet. Seales won the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Best Instrumentalist in 1999. His song “Highway Blues” was included by default in Windows XP, along with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, where it gained much fame. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 Adults / $14 Youth. Contact Email: info@wicaonline.org. Contact Phone: 360-221-8268. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00 PM. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA, 98260.

Island Consort in Concert! Bach & the Italian Baroque

Spend an afternoon with the Baroque masters with this program runs the gamut from the mournful but intense 6-part fugue of Bach’s inspired Musical Offering to the sweetness of Albinoni’s Oboe Concerto in d, Opus 9 No 2, the glorious streaming of Bach’s motet, “Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden” to his Orchestral Suite no 3, including the rousing trumpets AND the heart-warming Air on a G-string. There’s no better way to get your early music groove on! With soloists Frances Kenney, oboe and Gloria Ferry-Brennan, violin. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggest donation at the door $20/Adult; $10/Youth. Contact Name: Sheila Weidendorf. Contact Email: sweidendorf@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3603215294. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. St. Augustine-in-the-Wood 527 S Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA 98249.

WSU Island County Beach Watchers Gray Whale Watching Cruise

Join WSU Island County Beach Watchers on their annual Gray Whale Watching fundraising cruise on Sunday, April 26th, leaving from Langley Marina aboard the "Mystic Sea" at 3:00 pm. $75 per person gives you a three hour cruise, appetizers, beverages and on-board naturalists. To reserve space, call 360-331-1030 or sign-up on-line at http://beachwatchers.net/events/whales or email wsu.bw.island.events@gmail.com. WSU Island County Beach Watchers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Category: Charitable. Family. Food & Drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 per person. Contact Email: wsu.bw.island.events@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-1030. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Departing Langley Marina (228 Wharf Street, Langley, WA 98260), aboard the "Mystic Sea". For more info visit beachwatchers.net.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you (or someone you know) has experienced a loss, please consider joining us or share this information with them. This group will meet at the Island Church the 2nd & 4th Sunday evenings from 4-5:30pm beginning November 9th through to May 31st. (This is an open group which means people can join at any week). Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kathleen Stewardson. Contact Email: emergentcounseling@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 499-6711. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 503 Cascade Ave Langley, WA 98260.

NewWorks featuring Giselle

WHIDBEY ISLAND DANCE THEATRE presents NewWorks Featuring Giselle Date: April 24th -26th Performance times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM & Saturday and Sunday Afternoons at 2:00 PM Place: South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center 5675 Maxwelton Rd Langley, WA 98260 Tickets General: $15///All Tickets at the Door: $18 BrownPaperTickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1243489 Box Office (360) 341-2221 Website: www.widtonline.org Artistic Director: Char Brown Assistant Artistic Director: Danielle Wilkins Guest choreographers from all walks of life are setting an eclectic group of works on the talented dancers of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre for their spring choreography workshop called NewWorks. Rainbow Fletcher is a hip Seattle choreographer whom has a new Contemporary company in Seattle entitled “HyperNova”. Rainbow’s work is sharp, edgy, and dramatic. William Ernest D. Burden is a young talent that trained at some of the best dance schools in the world. He brings… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Organizations. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 presale, $18 at the door. Contact Name: Whidbey Island Dance Theatre. Contact Email: info@widtonline.org. Contact Phone: 360-341-2221. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center.

Free Museum Admission

Regular museum admission is FREE for the month of April, 2015. Admission applies to all ages and categories. See our new Native People-Native Places exhibit featuring a 160 year-old, 28-foot cedar dugout canoe, and other native artifacts. Admission is sponsored by Jackie Feusier, to honor her birthday month. Sorry - special group tours do not apply. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-3310. Monday, April 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Island County Museum; 908 NW Alexander ST; Coupeville, WA.

Understanding Photographic Composition

Whether a photographer is utilizing an iPhone or an advanced digital SLR, in a world of cameras that can do the thinking for us regarding exposure, shutter speed and focus, the one common skill needed by a photographer that a camera cannot provide, is the ability to properly compose the image. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, April 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Beyond Point & Shoot: Utilizing Manual Settings for Creative Photography

Allowing the camera to make your photographic decisions limits your ability to be truly creative. This class will demonstrate the use of aperture and shutter speed to enhance your photos. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

The teen years can be challenging for all families... The Strengthening Families Program can help parents & teens tackle the challenges together! This is a free 7-week program for parents and youth held one evening a week including dinner & childcare. \For more information or to register please call 360 678-2486 This program is made possible by the combined efforts of the Oak Harbor Youth Commission, The Dept. of Social & Health Services, and the Readiness To Learn Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Mary Michell. Contact Email: mmichell@readinesstolearn.org. Contact Phone: 360 678-2486. Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Family Bible Church in Oak Harbor.

A Muslim and A Christian Reflect on Violent Extremism

OAK HARBOR - Every day we hear stories and see images of violent extremists using violence to coerce and manipulate both local and worldwide audiences. They often cite their faith as the reason for their violence and say that God authorizes their actions. At the Oak Harbor Library on Monday April 27th at 7:00 PM , a Muslim and a Christian will reflect on these horrific events, will seek to name the root causes, and how each faith seeks to support human beings in living together in peace. Pastor Terry Kyllo and Jeff Siddiqui are friends who have been engaging in interfaith dialogue in Marysville over the last few years will be speaking and leading the conversation. “One of the key issues facing human beings is this question: How can we live together given our cultural differences,” says Terry Kyllo. Kyllo is a Lutheran pastor who serves The Catacomb Churches, a church of house churches throughout northwest Washington State. Jeff Sidiqui is a practicing Muslim and is a member of American Muslims of Puget So… Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Pastor Terry Kyllo. Contact Email: interfaithreflection@icloud.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Oak Harbor Public Library. For more info visit catacombchurches.org.

Guatemala: Living Amongst Mayans

Please join Teri Janet Wright at 7pm, Mon. April 27th to learn about the rewards and lessons learned from her recent Peace Corps service. An evening of fun and enlightenment! Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Teri Janet Wright. Contact Email: janet2B@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-305-4221. Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation - 20103 SR 525 (near Island Recycling) Freeland, WA.

Meet the Author: Linda Strever

Through stories and poetry from her book "Against My Dreams," Linda Strever will share the life of her Norwegian immigrant grandmother, Gunnhild Olavsdatter Breland. Book sales and signing to follow by Wind and Tide Books. Funded by Nordic Lodge and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge 63 Jacobs Rd. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Whidbey Island Radio Control Society Meeting

Interested in how to fly Radio Controlled Aircraft. Buy a quad-rotor or RC Car. Come join us and learn how, where to fly and how to operate your RC safely. Everyone welcome, Come learn the the FAA rules, meet our pilots. At Whidbey Island Radio Control Society we fly everything from RC gliders to turbine jet aircraft. Our goal is to promote a fun and safe atmosphere with a family feel. We fly 2-3 days a week, guest welcome Visit our website for more details. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Mike Mosbrooker Pres. Contact Email: mosbrookerdxi@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360 679 9193. Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Family Bible Church 2760 North Heller Road Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.wircsrc.com.

Let's Play Chamber Music

Let's Play Chamber Music! Calling all music teachers to come and participate in a fun time of sharing music together. This Washington State Music Teachers Association meeting will be held at 9:30 AM Tuesday, April 28 at 3827 McKay Drive, Langley. Our time together includes a potluck, so bring food along with your instrument! $5.00 website: http://whidbeyislandmusic.wix.com/teachers email: lighthousepianostudio@hotmail.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Organizations. Cost: 5.00. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:30 AM. 3827 McKay Drive, Langley. For more info visit whidbeyislandmusic.wix.com.

Let's Play Chamber Music

Let's Play Chamber Music! Calling all music teachers to come and participate in a fun time of sharing music together. This Washington State Music Teachers Association meeting will be held at 9:30 AM Tuesday, April 28 at 3827 McKay Drive, Langley. Our time together includes a potluck, so bring food along with your instrument! $5.00 website: whidbeyislandmusic.wix.com/teachers email: lighthousepianostudio@hotmail.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Organizations. Cost: 5.00. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:30 AM. 3827 McKay Drive, Langley. For more info visit whidbeyislandmusic.wix.com.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meet the Author: Linda Strever

What if the forces behind events are not what they seem? Linda Strever will discuss and read from her new lyrical novel, "Don’t Look Away." Book sales and signing to follow by Wind and Tide Books. Funded by Nordic Lodge and Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Free Museum Admission

Regular museum admission is FREE for the month of April, 2015. Admission applies to all ages and categories. See our new Native People-Native Places exhibit featuring a 160 year-old, 28-foot cedar dugout canoe, and other native artifacts. Admission is sponsored by Jackie Feusier, to honor her birthday month. Sorry - special group tours do not apply. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-3310. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Island County Museum; 908 NW Alexander ST; Coupeville, WA.

Bridge lessons

Category: Classes & Lectures. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM. Sierra Country Club 2685 San Juan St Coupeville WA.

Mutiny Bay Brass Band community rehearsal

Do you feel like funkin' it up? Bring your brass and other mobile, acoustic instruments for what will likely be a rollicking good time. Over time, we hope this produces a performance ready stage band and parade band to add to the lively culture of Whidbey Island. Bring tunes you want to play, and music will be provided. All levels are welcome, but we ask that you are able to read sheet music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meet Sue Swapp at Garry Oak Gallery

Visit Garry Oak Gallery to meet Sue Swapp. Her pastels capture the beauty of nature from majestic landscapes to intimate everyday scenes. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Free Museum Admission

Regular museum admission is FREE for the month of April, 2015. Admission applies to all ages and categories. See our new Native People-Native Places exhibit featuring a 160 year-old, 28-foot cedar dugout canoe, and other native artifacts. Admission is sponsored by Jackie Feusier, to honor her birthday month. Sorry - special group tours do not apply. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-3310. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Island County Museum; 908 NW Alexander ST; Coupeville, WA.

The Thorium Revolution

Cheap, safe, and almost unlimited electrical power would be a game-changer in the fight against our planet's carbon addiction and global warming. Safety and nuclear waste problems have prevented conventional nuclear reactors from delivering on this promise. But there is an alternative nuclear energy that fills the bill. A Thorium-based nuclear reactor can be safe and clean! Come to this forum to learn more about the Thorium revolution. Sponsored by Whidbey Democrats. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Nick Petrish. Contact Email: nick@nickpetrish.org. Contact Phone: 360-941-8550. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit whidbeyislanddemocrats.org.

Click Music's Weekly Brass Ensemble

Join with other brass players and have a great time learning new tunes, and making new musical friends. Free, and open to all ages and abilities. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave 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, April 30, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:25 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, April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Free Museum Admission

Regular museum admission is FREE for the month of April, 2015. Admission applies to all ages and categories. See our new Native People-Native Places exhibit featuring a 160 year-old, 28-foot cedar dugout canoe, and other native artifacts. Admission is sponsored by Jackie Feusier, to honor her birthday month. Sorry - special group tours do not apply. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Rick Castellano. Contact Email: ed-ichs@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-3310. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Island County Museum; 908 NW Alexander ST; Coupeville, WA.

Mystery Lovers Book Group: Susan Elia MacNeal

Share your love of mysteries. Read any mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal and join the discussion in the library meeting room. Books available for checkout at the library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Click Music's open JAM!

This is a jam session in the truest sense. Bring what you've been working on, and play with others. Bring your gear, amps, and cables and we will provide the space to make it happen. Let's rock! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th AVE Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Living with Loss Grief Class

A six week seminar designed to help you work through the normal and needed process of grief that follows the death of a loved one Registration is required. Registration deadline is April 2, 2015. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Rev. Dave Bieniek. Contact Email: bienid@whidbeygen.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1372. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Hospice of Whidbey General Office 202 N. Main St Coupeville, WA 98239.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Saratoga Woods Scotch Broom Pull

Help the Whidbey Camano Land Trust remove invasive scotch broom from the Saratoga Woods Preserve. Bring work gloves and a friend, and the Land Trust will provide tools, snacks, and drinks! Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: projects@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Saratoga Woods Preserve near Langley. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

Author book reading

Gloria Koll will read from her recently published Scandinavian immigrant novel, Skipping Stones. Claudia Walker and Talia Marcus will provide musical interludes on harp and violin. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library.

Meet The Author: Gloria Koll, Skipping Stones

"Skipping Stones" tells the tale of how Kari, vowing to make herself lucky, travels alone from the mountains of Norway to the flat plains of 1880s Dakota. With a man who intrigues her, Kari shapes a prairie life, encountering grasshoppers, blizzards, bankers who steal, and sons who love baseball. Meet the author, Gloria Koll, and enjoy readings from her novel encompassing Scandinavian mass migration, the Great Depression, the dust bowl, and the home front of World Wars I and II, with energetic families and tender moments making it through happy and hard times. Gloria Koll lives on Whidbey Island with her husband, William Koll. She is a member of The Authors Guild and Whidbey Island Writers Association. Previously published work includes the nonfiction book Daughters Arise! coauthored with Donna Humphreys and Sally Windecker. Her articles and stories have appeared in national and regional magazines and newspapers. Skipping Stones is her first novel. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA 98260.

Click Music's Ukulele Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Knead & Feed Gala Opening

Knead & Feed Gala Opening Dinner. All procedes to benefit Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools. Tickets available at Branch Business services or Call 360-678-5567. Special Menu features 3 Sisters Beef "Yankee Pot Roast" or Cedar Planked Wild Salmon and famous Knead & Feed Peach or Marionberry Cobbler. Space is limited call now! Category: Benefit. Charitable. Food & Drink. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $40. Contact Name: Mendy McLean-Stone. Contact Email: mmclean_stone@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-678-5567. Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 PM. Knead & Feed.

Whidbey Community Chorus Concert

Join the Whidbey Community Chorus in remembering childhood at “Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales.” The concerts, under the direction of Chet Hansen, will include a rollicking rendition of “Sing a Song of Sixpence,” by John Rutter, the gentle “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” by Stephen DeCesare, and a medley from the recently released movie “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim. Also appearing on Friday night will be Oak Harbor High School’s award-winning “Harbor Singers.” Performances are Friday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, at 4:00 p.m at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Admission is free, but donations are very gratefully accepted. For more information call Kay at (360)-678-4148. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None, donations gratefully accepted. Contact Name: Kay Foss. Contact Email: kloss345@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-4148. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St. Oak Harbor.

women's wisdom journey

Women’s Wisdom Journey: For Women Of All Ages Friday May 1, 7:30 pm to Sunday May 3, 12 noon Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA This weekend is a joyful time of connecting with ourselves and each other as we journey to deepen our inherent women’s wisdom. Relaxation and empowerment processes will awaken our senses, create energy and balance, and inspire creativity. We deepen our emotional and physical wisdom with mindfulness meditation and movement, and unique experiences incorporating art, music, talking circles, poetry, and playfulness. We journey within to connect to the deep wisdom of our soul. Experiencing our interconnectedness, caring, and compassion, will help us create change within ourselves and the world around us. Munajat (Marti Dimock) is trained in the Universal Dances of Peace and will grace us with music and movement. The sacred Sanctuary, the wonderful Labyrinth, and the beauty of the Old Growth Forest nourish and inspire. On Sunday, we leave for our own Journeys feeling nurtured, empo… Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $350, includes lodging, meals, and tuition. Reduced fees available. Contact Name: judith Waldman. Contact Email: jwaldman44@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 410 889-1123. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM. Whidbey Institute 6449 Old Pietila Rd. Clinton, WA 98236.

Whidbey Western Games Association Show

WWGA presents our patterned horse racing game show, come out and ride with us! Riders welcome from all age groups, you do not have to be a member to bring your horse and have some fun! Riders from all disciplines and experience levels welcome. Shows start at 10:00am, sign-up by 9:30am. Camping and stalls available. For more information, please visit our website. We hope to see you and your horse. Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies for participation, free to watch. Saturday, May 2, 2015 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. Island County Fairgrounds Jim Eakin Arena 819 Camano Avenue Langley WA 98260. For more info visit www.whidbeywesterngamesassociation.org.

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, May 2, 2015, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. Ciao Restaurant, 701 N Main Street Coupeville, Washington 98239. For more info visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

Friends of the Freeland Library Book Sale

Hundreds of great books available at bargain prices! Something for everyone. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave. Freeland, WA 98249.

Japanese Pruning Workshop and Luncheon

NWLA is honored to welcome back revered Japanese Master Gardener, Masa Mizuno for a pruning workshop at yet another superb private residence on Whidbey Island. The event includes a Q&A, tours of the gardens, followed by an authentic Japanese lunch. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $75. Contact Name: Northwest Language and Cultural Center (NWLA). Contact Email: programs@nwlanguageacademy.com. Contact Phone: (360) 321-2101. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Private residence on South Whidbey. For more info visit www.nwlanguageacademy.com.

master gardener plant clinic

Bring you problem outdoor plant or just come in to help us solve any plant problems. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carolyn Mercer. Contact Email: chattycm@hotmail.com. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Ace Hardware Gardening section Freeland.

Veterans Resource Fair

Veterans Resource Fair Saturday May 2, 2015 10am-2pm Location: American Legion Oak Harbor Have you Served in the United States Military? Join us to find out what resources and benefits may be available to you. Veterans and their families are welcome to attend and meet with local service providers and Veteran organizations. Th general public is also invited to learn about what resources are available to our Veterans. Please call Monica Lopez 360-679-6577 ext 136 for more information. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Monica Lopez. Contact Email: monica_lopez@oppco.org. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. American Legion 690 SE Barrington Dr. Oak Harbor, WA.

Click Music's Acoustic Jam

Join our hosts, The Johnson Family, and play your favorite acoustic instruments with a group of music lovers just like you! Bring your own gear and join in the fun. All ages and abilities are welcome in this non-judgmental environment. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

The GARAGE Sale

The GARAGE Sale - Saturday, May 2nd Benefits The Woodshed - A place for musicians to grow To register as a seller, visit: http://tinyurl.com/pmk8rzm On Saturday, May 2nd, Click Music will be hosting “The Garage” sale in our all ages music venue. A great chance for you to sell some of your old gear, concert posters, music memorabilia, and other music related items. An excellent way to put some cash in your pocket. For a $25 fee you can reserve a table at this sale and unload the gear you’re not playing, for a great cause. The Woodshed at Click Music is a place for teens and young adults to utilize as a rehearsal resource. Whether you live in an apartment, or just have trouble finding the time and space to play, then The Woodshed will be great for you. Features of The Woodshed include a full rehearsal room, including amplifiers, PA System, and a drumset. In order to construct this creative space, we are looking for the community’s help. If you have old instruments around the house or garage, bri… Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free to enter/$25 to reserve a table. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Olympic UFO Meet Up

The first Saturday of the month Olympic UFO Meet Up will take place from 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m. on May 2 at the Quaker Meeting House, located at 1841 Sheridan Ave. in Port Townsend. A separate group for people who suspect they may have experienced a close encounter takes place following the main meeting at a different location. The 2015 documentary film: Travis--The True story of Travis Walton will be shown. Travis Walton was allegedly abducted by a UFO in 1975 while working with a logging crew in Arizona. The Walton case received wide mainstream media coverage and, and with five corroborative eyewitnesses, remains one of the best-documented abduction cases. In the 1970's, Walton's story was made into the film Fire in the Sky. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Email: maurene.morgan4@gmail.com. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Quaker Meeting House 1841 Sheridan Ave. Port Townsend, WA.

Saturday Matinee@the Library

Stars Helen Mirren as the proprietor of a country French restaurant, who finds her new neighbor from India will be opening a restaurant across the road from hers. A feud ignites as a result. Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey produced this film. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Open House featuring "Transcending Youth"

Open House at Stadler Studio. Join us in celebration of the new studio and gallery space in Langley. Reception: May 2, 2015 from 4:30-7pm showing through May Featuring- Transcending Youth: Following the growth and changes of time with a Whidbey Island Waldorf class from first to eighth grade through an 8 year journey of consecutive portraiture by Michael Stadler. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Michael Stadler. Contact Email: mail@stadlerstudio.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6030. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Stadler Studio 222 Anthes Ave. Langley, WA 98260.

Social Dance with Live Music; Funds go to Guatemalan Preschools

An Evening of Dance with Live Music by John Leaser and Triptych band- Doors open at 6:30pm. Highlights include: Tango and Belly Dance demonstrations and an East Coast Swing lesson with fun Seattle instructors, Lilli Ann and Claire Carey. Live music from 8-10pm for dancing to swing, waltz, and Latin tunes. All dance levels welcome!! $10 admission goes to Guatemalan program, Lets Be Ready, to support these much needed preschools. Join the fun!!! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Teri Janet Wright. Contact Email: janet2B@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-305-4221. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Unitarian Universalist Congregation - 20103 SR 525 (near Island Recycling) Freeland, WA. For more info visit letsbeready.org.

Cinco de Mayo Latin Dance Party

Are you ready for the hottest Cinco de Mayo fiesta this side of Mexico? Well Rumba on over to Cafe Rumba for a Latin Dance Party-complete with a dance lesson, plus the best Latin rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Reggaeton-hosted by DJ and instructor, Antonio Diaz! Enjoy all for a cover charge of only Cinco Dolares! Cinco Dolares por Cinco de Mayo! Come alone, bring a friend, and meet new friends at the Cinco de Mayo Latin Dance Party at Cafe Rumba! Category: Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5.00. Contact Name: Antonio Diaz. Contact Email: rumbanorthwest@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-535-7369. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12:00 AM. Cafe Rumba 1140 N. State St. Bellingham, Washington.

Lyla Lillis and Margaret Livermore at Garry Oak Gallery

Drop by the gallery in the morning to meet clay artist Lyla Lillis, and in the afternoon to see painter Margaret Livermore. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:30 PM – Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:00 AM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Sunday Running Group

A running group for all, with an emphasis on getting in our long runs (whatever "long" means to you) on a weekly basis. 8 min/mile to 13 min/mile. Meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the route and stretch. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:10 a.m. Easy parking, bathrooms available at start. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Donna. Contact Email: runner@pelicanart.com. Contact Phone: 707-235-3717. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. stone car, Flintstone Park, SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA.

2015 Master Gardener Education Series

"Advanced Rhodie Care". Learn how to manage diseases ,fertilizers, challenges with soil, light, water, etc. Also how best to propagate your favorite Rhodies will be explained. Presenter will be Bill Stipe. Bill is the President of the Whidbey Chapter of the American Rhododrendron Society. He is also the past manager of Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Greenbank Farm Stansberry Cottage 765 Wonn Rd Greenbank- 98253.

Shape Note Singing

Shape note singing is unique in that the notation for the music is written in shaped noteheads, allowing folks with no singing experience to quickly learn to sing harmonies .We sing out of a songbook called the Sacred Harp, first published in 1844.The lyrics are Christian,but the tradition of Sacred Harp Singing was and is community singing.No religious or political persuation is professed or encouraged.There is no performance to practice for, but there are local conventions that happen throughout the year drawing large numbers of like minded singers eager to sing and eat their way through weekends of singing nonstop.Come experience this very worthy tradition.More info:pnwshs.org. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Bruce Rowland. Contact Email: bwrowland@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 360-331-3025. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Langley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Langley, Washington.

Whidbey Community Chorus Concert

Join the Whidbey Community Chorus in remembering childhood at “Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales.” The concerts, under the direction of Chet Hansen, will include a rollicking rendition of “Sing a Song of Sixpence,” by John Rutter, the gentle “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” by Stephen DeCesare, and a medley from the recently released movie “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim. Performances are Friday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, at 4:00 p.m at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Admission is free, but donations are very gratefully accepted. For more information call Kay at (360)-678-4148. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None, donations gratefully accepted. Contact Name: Kay Foss. Contact Email: klfoss345@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-4148. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland St. Oak Harbor.

The Books We Love: Books that Heal

Reader, heal thyself! A good book captures your interest, captures your heart, and can even help you better face something difficult you are dealing with. Books truly do have the power to heal, sometimes in mysterious ways. Can you think of a book that helped you? Come join this friendly discussion and learn about great reads, and share some of your own! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA 98260.

Learning 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 preregister and plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

The teen years can be challenging for all families... The Strengthening Families Program can help parents & teens tackle the challenges together! This is a free 7-week program for parents and youth held one evening a week including dinner & childcare. \For more information or to register please call 360 678-2486 This program is made possible by the combined efforts of the Oak Harbor Youth Commission, The Dept. of Social & Health Services, and the Readiness To Learn Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Mary Michell. Contact Email: mmichell@readinesstolearn.org. Contact Phone: 360 678-2486. Monday, May 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Family Bible Church in Oak Harbor.

The Purposeful Photographer

The most important piece of photographic equipment is the mind of the photographer. This class is designed to expose participants to new ways to think about and experience photography and to allow them to examine their reasons for creating images. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, May 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr 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, May 5, 2015, 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, May 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.alzwa.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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Bridge lessons

Category: Classes & Lectures. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM. Sierra Country Club 2685 San Juan St Coupeville WA.

Community Forum on Ocean Health

Come learn how changes in ocean chemistry are affecting sea life in Puget Sound and beyond, and how local communities and residents can engage and respond! The Island County Marine Resources Committee and Northwest Straits Commission invite you to attend a community forum on ocean health. Doors will open at 6:00pm and all ages are welcome. This free event will feature expert presentations by: • Dr. Nina Bednarsek, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory • Brad Warren, Global Ocean Health Program • Ian Jefferds, Penn Cove Shellfish. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna Toledo. Contact Email: a.toledo@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 360-678-2349. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. South Whidbey High School: 5675 Maxwelton Road.

Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association Presents: Get Unstuck

Change is easy and natural if you understand how. Come and experience the power of the micro-practices designed by Master Life Strategist Tanja Diamond and get your change on! Everyone is welcome. For more information about WIHHA visit www.wihha.com. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Mutiny Bay Brass Band community rehearsal

Do you feel like funkin' it up? Bring your brass and other mobile, acoustic instruments for what will likely be a rollicking good time. Over time, we hope this produces a performance ready stage band and parade band to add to the lively culture of Whidbey Island. Bring tunes you want to play, and music will be provided. All levels are welcome, but we ask that you are able to read sheet music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

National Geographic photographer Sam Abell lecture and presentation

Its almost May and that means Sam Abell, legendary National Geographic Photographer and renowned instructor, will be here again teaching for the 15th year in a row. Once again, Sam has generously offered to share his photographic life with our community. Join us on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at the Coupeville Re Hall. This is rare experience is “not to be missed” even if you are not a photographer. This event is free and open to the public. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Lisa Bernhardt. Contact Phone: 360 678 3396. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pacific NorthWest Art School 15 N W Birch Street Coupeville WA 98239.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meet Joanne Deckwa at Garry Oak Gallery

Visit Garry Oak Gallery to meet artist Joanne Deckwa. Her jewery uses unique colors and focal stones to create one-of-a-kind wearable masterpieces. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Clovy Tsuchiya. Contact Email: clovytpottery@gmail.com. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit www.garryoakgallery.com.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Click Music's Weekly Brass Ensemble

Join with other brass players and have a great time learning new tunes, and making new musical friends. Free, and open to all ages and abilities. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Taizé Prayer Service

Taizé is a worldwide ecumenical practice of quiet, contemplative prayer. All are welcome as we gather to sing simple chants, enter into sacred silence, light candles, and pray for peace, healing, and reconciliation. Category: Faith. Contact Name: St. Hubert Parish Office. Contact Email: sthubert@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-5383. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Hubert Catholic Church 804 3rd Street, Langley.

Prairie Open House

Join us for our annual Prairie Open House. Free naturalist tours into the prairie restoration areas of the Pacific Rim Institute. Daily tours at 10am, 4pm and 7pm. (No 7pm tour on Friday). Tours last about an hour with less than a mile of total walking. See the endangered Golden paintbrush and other rare plants up close! No registration necessary. Tours begin from the office. Category: Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Holly Syreen. Contact Email: holly@pacificriminstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-5586. Thursday, May 7, 2015. Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship: 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit pacificriminstitute.org.

Coupeville Garden Club Guest Speakers

Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson, the proprietors of Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend, Washington will be the guest speakers at the Thursday, May 7 Coupeville Garden Club meeting. Sue and Kelly are recognized nationally as rare plant specialists and by their own description are "passionate and obsessed" about plants. This passion for plants has taken them around the world where they seek out new plants and return to their nursery to propagate plants and share their results with the gardening community. They are recognized nationally as informative and entertaining speakers and are frequently featured in Fine Gardening magazine and recently in the March issue of Martha Stewart Living. The meeting is open to the public at no charge and will be held in the Coupeville Recreation Hall beginning at 9:30am with a plant sale from the Far Reaches nursery followed by the presentation at 10am. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nora Cromley. Contact Email: chippercromley@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 541-279-1520. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Coupeville Recreation Hall.

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, May 7, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 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, May 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

2015 Salmon Recovery Project Presentations and Open House

The public will have an opportunity to learn about projects being proposed for 2015 Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) funding, which includes state and federal funding sources, in Island County. The Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC) is hosting the event. Project sponsors will be presenting their projects to the WRAC from 2:30-4:30. An open house will follow from 4:30-6:00.This time will provide residents with a chance to review actions being considered with project sponsors and to provide comments to project sponsors and project reviewers. Island County Salmon Recovery and Natural Resources staff will be in attendance to discuss the proposed activities. Category: Government. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Dawn Pucci, Lead Entity Coordinator for Salmon Recovery. Contact Email: d.pucci@co.island.wa.us. Contact Phone: 360-678-7916. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Heller Road Fire Station 2720 Heller Rd, Oak Harbor. For more info visit www.islandcountyeh.org.

Alzheimer Family Support Group Meeting

Alzheimer's Family Support Group Meeting for those coping with memory loss and dementia. Support, Education and Resources. Category: Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: N/A. Contact Name: Karen Cowgill. Contact Email: Marketing@homeplaceoakharbor.com. Contact Phone: 360 279-2555. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Summer Hill Assisted Living 2nd Floor 165 - SW 6th Avenue.

Open House

You are warmly welcomed to drop in at the NWLA Cultural Center for a fun evening. Listen to the combo band from Langley Middle School and share a cup of cheer with us all. Tour the facility, enjoy refreshments and get a sneak preview of our upcoming events! Come one come all! Category: Family. Food & Drink. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Kym Saephan. Contact Email: kym@nwlanguageacademy.com. Contact Phone: 3603212101. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 5023 Langley Rd Langley, Wa.

Click Music's open JAM!

This is a jam session in the truest sense. Bring what you've been working on, and play with others. Bring your gear, amps, and cables and we will provide the space to make it happen. Let's rock! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th AVE Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

COER Community Meeting

The medical and scientific evidence is clear and undisputed: noise damages human health and wellbeing. Military jet noise is particularly harmful. A lot of misinformation is floating around on this issue. Attend this meeting and get the facts for yourself. Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve is sponsoring this informational meeting. A presentation with visuals and information derived from health and noise experts will be followed by a question and answer period. For more details go to: www.citizensofebeysreserve.com YOUR. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Citizens of the Ebeys Reserve. Contact Email: CitizensoftheEbeysReserve2@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 800-830-4078. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit citizensofebeysreserve.com.

Movie Screening "The Connection: Mind Your Body"

While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple. The film shows that we can counter the harmful effects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation. It shows that emotions can impact the course of an illness for better or for worse and could even be the difference between life and death. We'll view the film and Amy Colvin will facilitate a conversation afterward for those who are interested. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Donations welcome but not required. Contact Name: Amy Colvin. Contact Email: amy@compassionatebalance.com. Contact Phone: 425-503-8886. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Anacortes Center for Happiness 619 Commercial Ave. "The Ballroom" Anacortes, WA 98221.

Living with Loss Grief Class

A six week seminar designed to help you work through the normal and needed process of grief that follows the death of a loved one Registration is required. Registration deadline is April 2, 2015. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Rev. Dave Bieniek. Contact Email: bienid@whidbeygen.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1372. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Hospice of Whidbey General Office 202 N. Main St Coupeville, WA 98239.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

DAV Chapter 47 Monthly Meeting

We will be holding our monthly meeting This Thursday evening at 7pm. We are now located at the VFW on Old Goldie Rd. The VFW sponsors a dinner on Thursday evening, so come on out and support both organizations. The Bar is for VFW members and their guests only. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Michelle McClain. Contact Email: adjutant_chapt47@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 360 682-2945. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 3037 Old Goldie Rd Oak Harbor WA 98277.

Prairie Open House

Join us for our annual Prairie Open House. Free naturalist tours into the prairie restoration areas of the Pacific Rim Institute. Daily tours at 10am, 4pm and 7pm. (No 7pm tour on Friday). Tours last about an hour with less than a mile of total walking. See the endangered Golden paintbrush and other rare plants up close! No registration necessary. Tours begin from the office. Category: Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Holly Syreen. Contact Email: holly@pacificriminstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-5586. Friday, May 8, 2015. Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship: 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit pacificriminstitute.org.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: F. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour - Encore Weekend

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

Saratoga Orchestra's Fundraising Gala Event

World renowned blues and jazz fiddler, Darol Anger, will be showcased as part of Saratoga Orchestra's annual Intermezzo VI Gala Fundraising Event. The evening includes a down home BBQ Buffet from Useless Bay Coffee Co. local wines, brews and spirits, a silent and live auction and entertainment from Mr. Anger as well as local favorites, Three Cent Stamp. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Cost: $100 person. Contact Name: Saratoga Orchestra. Contact Email: orchestra@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3609293045. Friday, May 8, 2015, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Dancing Fish Farm 1953 Newman Rd. Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit www.sowhidbey.com.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:00 AM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

Click Music's Ukulele Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Open Mic Night

Blooms Winery offers the stage to musicians, poets, comedians and improv in their Open Mic Night at Blooms Winery's tasting room at the Bayview Corner. Open Mic Night is the second Friday of each month, from 6:30-8 pm. This is an Island of incredibly talented people, so come by and sit and listen for a spell. These Open Mics provide an opportunity in a casual and intimate setting for musicians to perform live and play a song or two or for a poet to recite some of their verse. Anyone interested in being included in the evening’s talent showcase can call the tasting room at 360-321-0515. Drop-ins are accepted. Blooms Winery's tasting room is located in the historic Bayview Cash Store at Bayview Corner and are open Thursday to Monday. Visit the website www.bloomswinery.com or call 360-321-0515 for more details. For non-musicians, come listen, support and encourage those brave souls on stage! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Food & Drink. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: no cover. Contact Name: Virginia Bloom. Contact Email: blooms@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-0515. Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Blooms Winery Tasting Room at Bayview Corner Cash Store. For more info visit www.bloomswinery.com.

Open Mic Night

Blooms Winery offers the stage to musicians, poets, comedians and improv in their Open Mic Night at Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art at the Bayview Corner. Open Mic Night is the second Friday of each month, with the next one scheduled for November 14th from 6:30-8 pm. This is an Island of incredibly talented people, so come by and sit and listen for a spell. These Open Mics provide an opportunity in a casual and intimate setting for musicians to perform live and play a song or two or for a poet to recite some of their verse. Anyone interested in being included in the evening’s talent showcase can call the tasting room at 360-321-0515. Drop-ins are accepted. Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art is located in the historic Bayview Cash Store at Bayview Corner and are open Thursday to Monday. Visit the website www.bloomswinery.com or call 360-321-0515 for more details. For non-musicians, come listen, support and encourage those brave souls on stage! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: no cover. Contact Name: Virginia Bloom. Contact Email: blooms@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-321-0515. Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Blooms Winery Tasting Room at Bayview Corner 5603 Bayview Rd Langley. For more info visit www.bloomswinery.com.

Prairie Open House

Join us for our annual Prairie Open House. Free naturalist tours into the prairie restoration areas of the Pacific Rim Institute. Daily tours at 10am, 4pm and 7pm. (No 7pm tour on Friday). Tours last about an hour with less than a mile of total walking. See the endangered Golden paintbrush and other rare plants up close! No registration necessary. Tours begin from the office. Category: Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Holly Syreen. Contact Email: holly@pacificriminstitute.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-5586. Saturday, May 9, 2015. Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship: 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit pacificriminstitute.org.

Glendale Preserve Ivy Removal

Join the Land Trust in removing invasive English Ivy from the old maple trees at the Glendale Shoreline Preserve. Bring your work gloves and a friend. The Land Trust will provide tools, snacks, and drinks. Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: projects@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Glendale Shoreline Preserve in Clinton. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: F. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour - Encore Weekend

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

Annual Island County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Come see our wonderful selection of plants for sale. We will have perennials, Native Plants, Shrubs, Veggies. We will have personal shoppers to help you. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carolyn Mercer. Contact Email: chattycm@hotmail.com. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Greenbank Farm.

Annual Spring Shred Event

Securely dispose of your financial records and personal documents at the Annual Spring Shred Event sponsored by Coastal Community Bank. Small donations are appreciated: $5 for a grocery bag or bankers box; $10 for an oversized box or garbage bag. All proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island’s Grants and Scholarships Program. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Service Clubs. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Minimum Donation $5. Contact Name: Tara Long, Branch Manager. Contact Email: tlong@coastalbank.com. Contact Phone: 360-331-1342. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Parking Lot 18341 State Route 525 Freeland, WA 98249.

Fundraiser - Relay for Life - Carwash & BBQ Hot Dogs

Whidbey Island Bank is hosting a Car Wash/BBQ Hot Dog fund raiser for Relay Life. Come get your car washed and enjoy a Hotdog lunch on Saturday, May 9th at Whidbey Island Bank, 450 SW Bayshore Drive from 10:00 – 2:00. All proceeds raised will go to the American Cancer Society. Category: Charitable. Food & Drink. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Donations. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Whidbey Island Bank 450 SW Bayshore Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Growing Healthy Children: A STARS Training: Socks Rock!

Discover how you can easily incorporate sock puppets into your circle time to reinforce early literacy skills. Each participant will turn an ordinary sock into an extraordinary puppet. 2 STARS credits. Space is limited; registration is required. Funded by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Island County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Please come to our annual plant sale and have your choice of wonderful Perennials, Native Plants, Shrubs and Veggies. There will also be a master gardener plant clinic. So come with your plant questions. Or bring a piece of the plant that is giving you problems for our experts to help you out. We will also have personal shoppers to assist you in purchasing the right plant for your enviorment. Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Sheri Gerhard. Contact Email: sheri.gerhard@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-1168. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Greenbank Farm.

Online Privacy and Security-Protecting Your Data

Discover what you can do to strengthen your privacy and security in the on line world. Learn practical, easy to implement solutions from guest speaker Joel Kennedy, the Whidbey A-Tech. For mobile and desktop computer users. Seating is limited. Please preregister. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Soroptimist 6th Annual Spring Shred

Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island (SISWI) will hold their 6th Annual Spring Shred fundraising event on SATURDAY, MAY 9th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sponsored again this year by Coastal Community Bank, Freeland. Taxes will have been filed and it will be time to Spring Clean those filing cabinets ! Securely dispose of your personal and financial records with a licensed and bonded shredding company. db Secure Shred http://www.dbsecureshred.com Paper Only, Staples are Okay... Come on down and bring those papers in bags or boxes to the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, entering from South Woodard Avenue. Donations of $5 for a grocery bag or bankers box; $10 for larger will be collected at the document drop off. CHECK IT OUT! Follow the Signs & Balloons! REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE ! Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Donation: $5 Bag - $10 Box. Contact Name: Tara Long. Contact Email: eventmanager@sisouthwhidbeyisland.org. Contact Phone: 360-331-4127. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Washington 525, Freeland, WA 98249. For more info visit www.clubrunner.ca.

Click Music's Acoustic Jam

Join our hosts, The Johnson Family, and play your favorite acoustic instruments with a group of music lovers just like you! Bring your own gear and join in the fun. All ages and abilities are welcome in this non-judgmental environment. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Aging Seminar

Aging Seminar Workshop Announcement Place: Trinity Lutheran 18341 State Route 525 Freeland, WA 98249 When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 2 pm Title: WHO’S GOT YOUR BACK? Growing Older Without Kids (Whether you have them or not) Adult children and spouses are called our "insurance policy" in old age because they'll step in and help when we become frail. Or will they? You may not have kids or they live far away, your spouse might die before you, or you never married. So what to do? This workshop offers no magic formula, but it will help you think about the issues in new ways - and get you on a path to find your own answers. Liz Taylor has worked in the aging field for forty years and wrote a weekly column on aging in The Seattle Times for 14 years. Advance registration and payment required in advance. $12 per person. Register online by going to www.AgingDeliberately.com or by mailing Liz at 452 Lopez Road, #A203, Lopez Isl, WA 98162. Have a question? Call 360-468-4441 or email lizt@agingdeliberatel… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $ 12.00. Contact Name: Liz Taylor. Contact Email: lizt@agingdeliberately.com. Contact Phone: 360-468-4441. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Churh- Freeland Trinity Lutheran Church - Freeland.

Aging Seminar

Aging Seminar-Who's Got Your Back? Place: Trinity Lutheran 18341 State Route 525 Freeland, WA 98249 When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 2 pm Title: WHO’S GOT YOUR BACK? Growing Older Without Kids (Whether you have them or not) Adult children and spouses are called our "insurance policy" in old age because they'll step in and help when we become frail. Or will they? You may not have kids or they live far away, your spouse might die before you, or you never married. So what to do? This workshop offers no magic formula, but it will help you think about the issues in new ways - and get you on a path to find your own answers. Liz Taylor has worked in the aging field for forty years and wrote a weekly column on aging in The Seattle Times for 14 years. Advance registration and payment required in advance. $12 per person. Register online by going to www.AgingDeliberately.com or by mailing Liz at 452 Lopez Road, #A203, Lopez Isl, WA 98162. Have a question? Call 360-468-4441 or email lizt@agingdeliberately.… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $ 12.00. Contact Name: Liz Taylor. Contact Phone: 3604684441. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church saturday may 9, 2pm.

Oyster Gardening

Oyster Gardening Learn to cultivate these seafood gems! ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 16+ Discover the fun and satisfaction of cultivating your own oyster garden on your beach. You will learn about suitable beaches, gear used, oyster types, and health and environmental considerations. You will assemble gear for your garden and receive oyster seed to begin growing oysters. The class will be held over three weekend days, including a visit to an oyster garden, and classroom time. Gardening experience is very helpful, and will help you understand the attention required to maintain your oyster garden. What to Bring: Boots for beach, gloves, weather appropriate attire, and pictures of your own beach. Participants should have access to a private beach suitable for oyster growing, either through ownership or agreement with the owner. Suitable beaches have a firm gravel or cobble substrate at the 0 to +4 foot tide level and are not exposed to excessive wave action. Sandy beaches are less suitable but can grow oysters f… Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 plus additional materials fee of $170, to be collected at second session after determining suitability of your beach for an oyster garden. Contact Name: South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District. Contact Email: programs@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 360-221-6788. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. A private residence in Freeland, and SWPRD, Room 111. Details given upon registration. For more info visit www.swparks.org.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1:00 AM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

Darol Anger with the Saratoga Orchestra

Blues and jazz fiddler, Darol Anger, is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others. Today Darol can be heard on NPR’s “Car Talk” theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice. He was also the violinist on the phenomenally popular Sim City computer games. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20-$25, Students Free. Contact Name: Saratoga Orchestra. Contact Email: orchestra@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 3609293045. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. South Whidbey High School PAC 5675 Maxwelton Rd. Langley, WA 98260.

Sunday Running Group

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

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: F. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour - Encore Weekend

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

Mother's Day Concert

Come and hear Harper Tasche perform on his antique instruments playing folk music, specializing in the harp. This will be his 22st year performing at Meerkerk Gardens. Bring your blanket, wine, cheese and lunch. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 10.00. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Whidbey Island Community Orchestra concerts

Works featuring Strauss, Sibelius, Queen, the Beatles, and music from Downton Abbey. James Hinkley, solo cellist, will be featured. Light refreshments afterward, with a chance to meet the musicians. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: James Lux. Contact Email: jameslux@whidbey.com. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church 18341 Highway 525 Freeland, WA 98249.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you (or someone you know) has experienced a loss, please consider joining us or share this information with them. This group will meet at the Island Church the 2nd & 4th Sunday evenings from 4-5:30pm beginning November 9th through to May 31st. (This is an open group which means people can join at any week). Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Audience: Teens. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kathleen Stewardson. Contact Email: emergentcounseling@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 499-6711. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. The Island Church 503 Cascade Ave Langley, WA 98260.

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, May 10, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road Freeland, WA St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – Monday, May 11, 2015, 1:00 AM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

Learning 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 preregister and plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

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, May 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church Community Building, Freeland, WA.

Light Work

Light is what makes it happen. Learning to manipulate and control light, understanding the characteristics and types of light, and learning to "find" the light will allow the photographer to create photos with more depth and visual appeal. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, May 11, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

The teen years can be challenging for all families... The Strengthening Families Program can help parents & teens tackle the challenges together! This is a free 7-week program for parents and youth held one evening a week including dinner & childcare. \For more information or to register please call 360 678-2486 This program is made possible by the combined efforts of the Oak Harbor Youth Commission, The Dept. of Social & Health Services, and the Readiness To Learn Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Mary Michell. Contact Email: mmichell@readinesstolearn.org. Contact Phone: 360 678-2486. Monday, May 11, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Family Bible Church in Oak Harbor.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Bridge lessons

Category: Classes & Lectures. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM. Sierra Country Club 2685 San Juan St Coupeville WA.

Growing Healthy Children: A STARS Training: Beyond the Spoken Word

In this two hour workshop we will explore the use of American Sign Language with songs and stories. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice simple signs which can be incorporated into day to day communication with small children. Space is limited; registration is required. Funding for the series is provided by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, Library.

Mutiny Bay Brass Band community rehearsal

Do you feel like funkin' it up? Bring your brass and other mobile, acoustic instruments for what will likely be a rollicking good time. Over time, we hope this produces a performance ready stage band and parade band to add to the lively culture of Whidbey Island. Bring tunes you want to play, and music will be provided. All levels are welcome, but we ask that you are able to read sheet music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Hammons Preserve Invasive Plant Removal

Join the Land Trust in removing Canada thistle and Himalayan blackberries to make room for native plants. Bring work gloves and a friend. The Land Trust will provide tools, snacks, and drinks! Category: Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Contact Email: projects@wclt.org. Contact Phone: 360-222-3310. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hammons Preserve near Clinton. For more info visit www.wclt.org.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Privacy and Personality in the Digital Age

Is privacy dead? What are our privacy rights? Is it possible to protect our online personas? In this highly interactive presentation, Humanities Washington speaker Alex Alben addresses concepts of personal privacy, digital tracking, the concept of ‘celebrity’ and what we are each willing to give up to preserve privacy in the online environment. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Click Music's Weekly Brass Ensemble

Join with other brass players and have a great time learning new tunes, and making new musical friends. Free, and open to all ages and abilities. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group

Join us for a lively discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime

Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:30 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, May 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:25 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions

These classes are designed to help you manage chronic health conditions and improve the quality of your life. Explore pain and fatigue management, healthier nutrition and exercise options and better communication with health care professionals and family members. Developed by Stanford University, these free workshops for adults are provided by Senior Services of Island County. Register by calling 360-321-1600, ext. 23. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Click Music's open JAM!

This is a jam session in the truest sense. Bring what you've been working on, and play with others. Bring your gear, amps, and cables and we will provide the space to make it happen. Let's rock! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th AVE Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

Positive ways to respond to the coming threat to continued human species posed by global warming and the "Sixth Extinction." Analyze where you fall on the "Four D's of Doom: Denial, Depression, Distraction, and Delight. Work together with others to find a consensus on saving our species. Whidbey Island can't do alone, but let's be in the game. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Stephen Kahn. Contact Email: stephenkahn@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-730-1467. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Freeland Library Meeting Room, 5495 harbor Ave. Freeland.

Living with Loss Grief Class

A six week seminar designed to help you work through the normal and needed process of grief that follows the death of a loved one Registration is required. Registration deadline is April 2, 2015. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Rev. Dave Bieniek. Contact Email: bienid@whidbeygen.org. Contact Phone: 360-321-1372. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Hospice of Whidbey General Office 202 N. Main St Coupeville, WA 98239.

Practical Feng Shui

Do you have a room in your home or office that has never felt quite "right"? Feng shui can help. In this hands-on interactive workshop, Lianna Gilman shows you how to transform a room into a more comfortable and productive space by applying simple feng shui principles. You'll have the opportunity to present a room from your own home or office and learn practical ideas for improvement. No previous feng shui experience necessary. Funded by the Friends of the Langley Library. Lianna Gilman is a Certified Feng Shui consultant. She completed the Mastery Certification program at Blue Mountain Feng Shui Institute (www.bluemountainfengshui.com) in 2001. Category: Classes & Lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd St Langley, WA 98260.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Friday Movie Matinee at the Library

Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all-out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite cannot be ignored. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Friday, May 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Click Music's Ukulele Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, May 15, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Whidbey Island Community Orchestra concerts

Works featuring Strauss, Sibelius, Queen, the Beatles, and music from Downton Abbey. James Hinkley, solo cellist, will be featured. Light refreshments afterward, with a chance to meet the musicians. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: James Lux. Contact Email: jameslux@whidbey.com. Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center Intersection of South Main St and Terry Road.

How to Write Thrillers

Spend a day with New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni and learn about every aspect of writing a thriller, including how to: ● Create characters that readers identify with. ● Write plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats. ● Develop thrilling concepts. ● Build tension to the breaking point. ● Create the kind of suspense that has readers looking over their shoulders. ● Become your own best editor. At the end of the day, you'll come away with great ideas and the knowledge to put them into action. Robert Dugoni is the author of My Sister’s Grave, the best-selling David Sloane series (The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One, and The Conviction), the stand-alone novel Damage Control, and nonfiction expose The Cyanide Canary. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $210 for WIWA members $225 for nonmembers. Contact Name: Petra Martin. Contact Email: petra@nila.edu. Contact Phone: 3603310307. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Old Bayview School 5611 Baryview Rd. Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit goo.gl.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour - Encore Weekend

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour - Encore Weekend

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

Birds in Spring: a fun, hands-on educational program

Bring your curiosity and imagination to learn about spring birds! Join the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Whidbey Audubon for a special hands-on educational bird program geared for Attendees will enjoy a short educational presentation then participate in a hands-on art project all about birds! Specimens will be available to touch and explore – including nests and beaks. You can learn more about the Whidbey Camano Land Trust at www.wclt.org and Whidbey Audubon at: www.whidbeyaudubon.org. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Penn Cove Water Festival

Celebrating Coupeville and its native American heritage, this festival designed for families features tribal canoe races, native arts and crafts, storytelling, music, dance and educational displays. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Admission. Contact Name: Vicky Reyes. Contact Email: penncovewaterfestival@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-682-5250. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Historic Front Street in Coupeville on Whidbey Island.

Click Music's Acoustic Jam

Join our hosts, The Johnson Family, and play your favorite acoustic instruments with a group of music lovers just like you! Bring your own gear and join in the fun. All ages and abilities are welcome in this non-judgmental environment. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 12:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Backyard Birds

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard! Artist Craig Johnson and his wife, writer Joy Johnson, have spent many years observing and photographing birds. They will share their film "Birds, Backyard Habitat & Beyond" to help you learn how to use native habitat to attract birds. Watch wildlife forage for food, create nests, raise young, maintain their plumage and more. Program presented in partnership with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Whidbey Audubon. Category: Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Sunday Running Group

A running group for all, with an emphasis on getting in our long runs (whatever "long" means to you) on a weekly basis. 8 min/mile to 13 min/mile. Meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the route and stretch. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:10 a.m. Easy parking, bathrooms available at start. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Donna. Contact Email: runner@pelicanart.com. Contact Phone: 707-235-3717. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. stone car, Flintstone Park, SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour - Encore Weekend

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

17th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour - Encore Weekend

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 43 juried artists, 30 studios and 3 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Simmons. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Contact Phone: 425 263-2813. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Camano Island. For more info visit camanostudiotour.com.

Boys U18 Select Soccer Tryouts

Boys U18 Select Soccer Tryouts Open to boys U16-U18 (ages 15-18) Sunday, May 17th, 3:30-5:30pm Monday, May 18th, 3:30-5:30pm Players are required to attend 1 session, but encouraged to attend both. Pre-registration and $25 fee is required. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Cost: $25 registration fee. Contact Name: Vicky Hassrick. Contact Email: hassrick@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 425-754-6700. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Sports Complex 5598 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.swysc.com.

Learning 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 preregister and plan on attending all three classes for skill building development. Funded by Friends of the Freeland Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Boys U18 Select Soccer Tryouts

Boys U18 Select Soccer Tryouts Open to boys U16-U18 (ages 15-18) Sunday, May 17th, 3:30-5:30pm Monday, May 18th, 3:30-5:30pm Players are required to attend 1 session, but encouraged to attend both. Pre-registration and $25 fee is required. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Cost: $25 registration fee. Contact Name: Vicky Hassrick. Contact Email: hassrick@whidbey.com. Contact Phone: 425-754-6700. Monday, May 18, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Sports Complex 5598 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260. For more info visit www.swysc.com.

Exciting Photography Close to Home

Most of us think of capturing great images in exotic and far away locales. Within a five minute walk from your home, or a short drive, there is a great potential for wonderful images. Finding and creating these images is a great way to improve ones' photographic "eye." Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Leslie Franzen. Contact Email: lfranzen@sno-isle.org. Contact Phone: 360-678-4911. Monday, May 18, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coupeville Library 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA 98239.

Astronomy for Everyone

Basic astronomy principles and other select topics presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. ICAS is dedicated to astronomy, education, and encouragement of public appreciation for the art and science of observing. No experience necessary. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group

Join us for a great book discussion of Kate Morton's "Secret Keeper." From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds--Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy--who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined. "The Secret Keeper" explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told--in Morton's signature style--against a backdrop of events that changed the world. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Friends of the Freeland Library Meeting

Friends of the Library annual meeting with special guest, Jill Johnson. Join us for refreshments and listen to Jill's captivating rendition of the life of Rebecca Ebey, one of Whidbey Island's pioneers. An accomplished storyteller, Jill will present excerpts of Rebecca's diary, written between 1852-1853 as her family first settled on their claim. Everyone welcome! Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Bridge lessons

Category: Classes & Lectures. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM. Sierra Country Club 2685 San Juan St Coupeville WA.

Mutiny Bay Brass Band community rehearsal

Do you feel like funkin' it up? Bring your brass and other mobile, acoustic instruments for what will likely be a rollicking good time. Over time, we hope this produces a performance ready stage band and parade band to add to the lively culture of Whidbey Island. Bring tunes you want to play, and music will be provided. All levels are welcome, but we ask that you are able to read sheet music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Click Music's Weekly Brass Ensemble

Join with other brass players and have a great time learning new tunes, and making new musical friends. Free, and open to all ages and abilities. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions

These classes are designed to help you manage chronic health conditions and improve the quality of your life. Explore pain and fatigue management, healthier nutrition and exercise options and better communication with health care professionals and family members. Developed by Stanford University, these free workshops for adults are provided by Senior Services of Island County. Register by calling 360-321-1600, ext. 23. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, May 21, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Friends of the Oak Harbor Library 22nd Annual Appreciation Tea

Ladies and gentlemen, scoundrels and gentry, rogues and thieves: The staff of the Oak Harbor Library cordially invites you to a Steampunk Tea Party held in appreciation of the Friends of the Library. Practical clothing is suggested; waistcoats and bow-ties optional. Category: Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, May 21, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Click Music's open JAM!

This is a jam session in the truest sense. Bring what you've been working on, and play with others. Bring your gear, amps, and cables and we will provide the space to make it happen. Let's rock! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th AVE Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Nature Photography

The Pacific Northwest is a photographer’s dream, filled with natural beauty just waiting to be captured by your camera. Learn ways to enhance your skills so that you too can take gorgeous photos of your favorite subjects in nature. Presented by Tom Trimbath, author of the Twelve Months series of nature photographs from the Northwest. Funded by the Friends of Langley Library. Tom Trimbath describes himself as: Consultant, Writer, Speaker, Teacher, Photographer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, and Chicken Adventurer. In addition to the Twelve Months series, he is the author of Dream. Invest. Live. Just Keep Pedaling, and Walking Thinking Drinking Across Scotland. See some of his works at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/tom-trimbath.html Library: Langley Library. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Contact Phone: 360-221-4383. Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Langley Library 104 2nd st.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Click Music's Ukulele Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Click Music's Acoustic Jam

Join our hosts, The Johnson Family, and play your favorite acoustic instruments with a group of music lovers just like you! Bring your own gear and join in the fun. All ages and abilities are welcome in this non-judgmental environment. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 12:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Meerkerk Wine & Rhodies

Set the tone of your weekend; join us at Meerkerk for a most pleasant start to your Saturday night. Stroll thru Whidbey Island's Garden Gem to enjoy the blossoms whilst sipping wine and nibbling savory appetizers. Or come to mingle with new friends and old in this peaceful woodland setting. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Food & Drink. Outdoor. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $20.00. Contact Name: Joan Bell. Contact Email: meerkerk@whidbey.net. Contact Phone: 360-678-1912. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 3531 Meerkerk Lane Greenbank, WA. For more info visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Sunday Running Group

A running group for all, with an emphasis on getting in our long runs (whatever "long" means to you) on a weekly basis. 8 min/mile to 13 min/mile. Meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the route and stretch. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:10 a.m. Easy parking, bathrooms available at start. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Donna. Contact Email: runner@pelicanart.com. Contact Phone: 707-235-3717. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. stone car, Flintstone Park, SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you (or someone you know) has experienced a loss, please consider joining us or share this information with them. This group will meet at the Island Church the 2nd & 4th Sunday evenings from 4-5:30pm beginning November 9th through to May 31st. (This is an open group which means people can join at any week). Category: Classes & Lectures. Faith. Family. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Kathleen Stewardson. Contact Email: emergentcounseling@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (360) 499-6711. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 503 Cascade Ave 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 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime

Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Bridge lessons

Category: Classes & Lectures. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM. Sierra Country Club 2685 San Juan St Coupeville WA.

Mutiny Bay Brass Band community rehearsal

Do you feel like funkin' it up? Bring your brass and other mobile, acoustic instruments for what will likely be a rollicking good time. Over time, we hope this produces a performance ready stage band and parade band to add to the lively culture of Whidbey Island. Bring tunes you want to play, and music will be provided. All levels are welcome, but we ask that you are able to read sheet music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Nancy Stewart Presents Mother Goose on the Loose!

Favorite nursery rhymes come to life with interactive props and lots of help from young audience members. Check out library materials for even more fun! For children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. This program is funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

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, May 27, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. VFW 3037 N. Goldie Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277. For more info visit e-clubhouse.org.

Job Hunting Workshop for Teens and Young Adults

Teens and Young Adults: Learn what it takes to get a job! WorkSource staff will go over essential topics to help you stand out from the crowd and land the perfect job. Discover library resources that will boost your knowledge and skills, too. Attend one or both sessions. Session One: Job Search Strategies, Job Skills, and Job Applications Session Two: Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills Refreshments provided! Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Click Music's Weekly Brass Ensemble

Join with other brass players and have a great time learning new tunes, and making new musical friends. Free, and open to all ages and abilities. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions

These classes are designed to help you manage chronic health conditions and improve the quality of your life. Explore pain and fatigue management, healthier nutrition and exercise options and better communication with health care professionals and family members. Developed by Stanford University, these free workshops for adults are provided by Senior Services of Island County. Register by calling 360-321-1600, ext. 23. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 360-331-7323. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249.

Mystery Lovers Book Group: Bernadette Pajer

Share your love of mysteries. Read any of the Professor Bradshaw mysteries by Bernadette Pajer and join the discussion in the library meeting room. Books available for checkout at the library. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Click Music's open JAM!

This is a jam session in the truest sense. Bring what you've been working on, and play with others. Bring your gear, amps, and cables and we will provide the space to make it happen. Let's rock! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th AVE Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

An-O-Chords Rehearsal

Men! Want have fun  singing four part barbershop harmony?  Attend a free, no-commitment rehearsal of the An-O-Chords.  No experience required.  Learn by rote; you don't have to read music. Members come from Arlington to Acme,  Oak Harbor to Sedro Wooley.  Ages 12 to 90-plus welcome.   Drop in any Thursday at 7 p.m.  at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 "R" Avenue, Anacortes.  Rides available.  Questions?... or request for a ride:  Call 360-941--5733  or email;  svenbob@cheerful.com. Category: Music. Audience: Teens. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Robert Lundquist. Contact Email: svenbob@cheerful.com. Contact Phone: 360 941 5733. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Northwest Educational Services Building 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit www.anochords.org.

Oak Harbor Book Group: "Longbourn"

Share your love of reading! Check out a copy of "Longbourn" by Jo Baker, bring your covered drink, and join the discussion in the library's Center for Lifelong Learning. All are welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 360-675-5115. Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Oak Harbor Library, Center for Lifelong Living 1000 SE Regatta Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277.

Click Music's Ukulele Club

Uke Club meets weekly for ukulele players of all ages and levels to have fun playing and singing together. We will share our favorite tunes, uke stories, tips and tricks. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: David Stern. Contact Email: DavidS@ClickMusic.biz. Contact Phone: 360-675-5544. Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM. Click Music 1130 NE 7th Ave Oak Harbor, WA 98277.