September 26, 2012 · Updated 10:53 AM
The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!
Free home-gardening advice, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at the Coupeville Farmers Market, Alexander and 8th streets (behind the library). Offered by Island County Master Gardeners. 360-678-2949.
Frightville Haunted House Signups, 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron Drive, Oak Harbor. Volunteers are needed to Boys & Girls Club haunted house. Bring photo ID. Free. 360-240-9273; frightvillehaunt.com.
The Garden in Autumn and Winter, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave., Freeland. Master Gardener Bob Barca shares ways to add interest to your garden in the “off” season. Free. 360-331-7323; sno-isle.org.
Basic Pistol Shooting Course, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 886 Gun Club Road, Oak Harbor. $25 per person; advance registration and payment required. 360-675-8397; northwhidbeysportsmen.org.
“Not Too Loud” Music and Arts Event, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Three local bands, artists and poetry. Free. Sponsored by South Whidbey Christian Artist Group. email@example.com.
“Gypsy” Opens, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway, Oak Harbor. Play runs through Oct. 21, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $18. 360-679-2237; whidbeyplayhouse.com.
Relay for Life Information, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor. Learn about volunteer opportunities to raise money in the fight against cancer. Free. 360-675-8091; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop-In Gadget Clinic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave., Freeland. Bring your laptops, eReaders or other electronic devices and get help from Joel Kennedy, A-Tech Whidbey. Free. 360-331-7323; sno-isle.org.
Harvest Happening Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch, Coupeville. Live music, dancing, refreshments, silent auction and more to benefit the school. Keepsake caricatures, $20. Tickets: $50 per person. 360-678-3396; pacificnorthwestartschool.org.
Women in Jazz, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 88 Keys Piano Studio and Performance Space, 5024 Langley Road, Langley. Maureen Girard Trio performs. $25. Reservations required. 360-221-0362; maureengirard.com.
Kitsch ‘n’ Bitch: Septoberfest, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Cooking demonstrations, music, cocktails. $15. 360-221-8268; 800-638-7631.
Live Music Sunday, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, Blooms Taste for Wine and Art, Bayview Corner, Langley. Americana music by Muse, Eye & Dragonfly. No cover charge. 360-321-0515.
Tech Talk: Basic Computer Classes, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct 1, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. No previous computer experience required. Preregister by calling Roxann at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, 360-279-4583. Free. Information: 360-675-5155; sno-isle.org.
Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Topic: Informational interviewing. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Toddler Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta. Children 24 to 36 months, with a caregiver. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Boating Safety Class, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, Fire Station 54, 3253 Day Road, Greenbank. Tuesday and Wednesday through Oct. 17. $50. Contact Jeff Campbell to register. 360-682-6104.
Baby & Me Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Newborns through 24 months, caregiver required. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Preschool Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Children ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Greenbank Garden Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Greenbank Progressive Club, Bakken and Firehouse roads, Greenbank. Speak about “The Circle of Farm and Garden” at Strawfield Farm in Greenbank. Free. 360-579-5880.
Coupeville Garden Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 920 NW Alexander St. Speaker: Sarah Richards from Lavender Wind Farm. All are welcome. Free. 360-678-7069.
Candidate Forum, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St., Oak Harbor. The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries host candidate forums. Call 360 221-3792; 360-929-4737.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Oak Harbor Library meeting room, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. 360-391-9435.
Whidbey Allied Artists’ Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Coupeville. Free. 360-969-2111.
Coupeville Homecoming Parade, 3-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Main and Front streets, Coupeville. Free. 360-969-5275.
The Colors of Autumn, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. First Friday reception for the October group show. Free. 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com.
16th Annual Open Studio Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at various studios around Whidbey Island. More than 40 studios participating. Free. Guide booklet available. islandartscouncil.org/wost/wost.html.
Island County Business Expo, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, Student Union Building, Oak Harbor High School. Join other Island County-only businesses for the largest marketing event in the county. 360-678-6889; islandcountyedc.net.
Ham Radio Operator Class, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13, Island County Commissioners hearing room, 1 NE Sixth St., Coupeville. Learn to operate shortwave radio transmitters and communicate with operators around the world. $30. RSVP: 360-675-4867.
Terrific Treasures and Great Deals Thrift Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Grace Community Church, 29470 Hwy. 20, Oak Harbor. Fundraiser for Whidbey branch of the American Association of University Women. Beautiful and useful items donated by university women from across the island. Proceeds benefit AAUW’s educational foundation and the legal advocacy fund. 360-678-9210.
Annual Autumn Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 6-7, Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Species and hybrid rhododendrons from Meerkerk’s nursey are on sale. Free admission. 360-222-0121; 360-678-1912.
Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon, noon Saturday, Oct. 6, Oak Harbor Elk’s Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St., Oak Harbor. Hosted by Oak Harbor Emblem Club #450. Styles by Christopher and Banks. Proceeds benefit Emblem Club charities. Tickets: $15. 360-675-3901; 360-675-5372.
Underage Drinking Prevention Panel, 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Trinity Church Grigware Hall, Highway 525, Freeland. Required by local driving instructors for both driver’s education student and parent. 360-672-8219; www.idipic.org.
Master Gardener Greenbank Education Series: Think Espalier!, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Greenbank Farms Master Gardener Display Garden, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Explore every aspect of this tree space-saver. Presented by Donna Stansberry. No registration required. Free. Contact Marcia at email@example.com.
Carbon Nation Film, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Clyde Theater, 217 First St., Langley. Documentary offering optimistic, non-partisan view of benefits of climate change. Free. Sponsored by Langley United Methodist and St. Augustine’s Episcopal churches, Whidbey Island Friends and Citizens Climate Lobby. 360-221-4233.
Elks Membership Drive and Dance, 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Oct. 6, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St., Oak Harbor. All are welcome to attend. Entertainment by Midlife Crisis and the Alimony Horns. $10. 360-675-7111; oakharborelks.com.
Nathaniel Talbot Quartet Concert, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Taste for Wine, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Violin, cell, drums, guitar, vocals. $12. 360-321-0515.
Issue Forums, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Forums include ballot measures: Initiative 1185 Tax and Fee increases by state government; Initiative 1240 Creation of a Public Charter School System; Referendum 74 Concerning Marriage; Initiative 502 Concerning Marijuana.
Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Topic: Paper and online applications. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Toddler Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Children ages 24 to 36 months, with a caregiver. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Newborns through 24 months, caregiver required. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Preschool Storytime, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Children ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Play It! Make It!, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Make colorful candy bracelets then play games like Uno, Twister and more. For teens. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Candidate Forum, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries host forums for candidates.
Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Topic: Cover letters. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Social Inclusion and Simplicity Parenting Talk, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Whidbey Island Waldorf School sponsors lecture by Kim John Payne. Aims to reduce hurtful behavior like bullying and exclusion. $10 donation. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Dance and Costume Party, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron Drive, Oak Harbor. Music by Paid ‘N Full. Proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor. $15 per person or two for $25. Advance tickets available at the Roller Barn or Pita Pit in Oak Harbor. 360-240-9273; bgcoh.org.
Apple Day and Mutt Strut, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Bayview Cash Store. Prizes for best dog costume, best owner/dog costume, best trick, best celebrity dog. Free admission. 360-321-4145.
Hip-Hip-Hooray Helen, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St., Oak Harbor. The Island County Historical Society’s annual Autumn Auction and Dinner Banquet honors Helen Chatfield-Weeks. Tickets: $50. Reservations: 360-678-3310.
Pianothon, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Hwy. 525, Freeland. Featuring nine accomplished Whidbey Island pianists. $20. 360-202-5255.
Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Topic: Resumes. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Topic: Basics to interviewing. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.
Dugualla Planting Party, 9 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Dugualla heights, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. One step in a series of restoration activities; 1,500 seedlings will be planted on the conservation easement. Free. RSVP to Jessica@wclt.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous, every day, noon & 8 p.m., women’s meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday, 432 2nd St., Langley. If a friend or relative has a problem with alcohol you can find solutions for yourself at Al-Anon. 360-221-2070.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Board Room, Whidbey General Hospital, 101 N Main, Coupeville. 360-678-7656, 360-321-7656 ext 4005.
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m.-noon first Tuesday, Bayview Senior Center, 14594 Hwy. 525, Langley. 360-321-1600.
Alzheimer’s Support Group, 2:30-4:30 p.m. first Thursday, HomePlace Special Care, 171 S.W. 6th Ave., Oak Harbor. 360-279-2555.
Aviation History Center, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Building 12 Simard Hall, Seaplane Base, Oak Harbor. Displays honoring the crews, squadrons and aircraft that flew out of NAS Whidbey Island since WWII. Gates are open to visitors. Admission by donation. Will - email@example.com
Birding in the neighborhoods, Every other thursdays, Whidbey Audubon field trips. Typically meets at the Bayview Park and Ride, Hwy. 525 and Bayview Rd., Langley. Contact Phyllis Kind to get on the mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org; whidbeyaudubon.org.
Blue Grass Jam, 10 a.m.-noon first, third and fifth Saturdays, Click Music, 1130 NE 7th St., Oak Harbor. Play Blue Grass music with friends; everyone is welcome. 360-675-5544; email@example.com; clickmusic.biz.
Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce meeting, 8 a.m. second Thursday, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. 360-678-5434; centralwhidbeychamber.com.
Central Whidbey Lions, 12 p.m. third Thursday, Tyee Restaurant, 405 Main St. Coupeville.
Central Whidbey Republican Women, noon, second Wednesdays, upstairs at Caio, 701 N. Main St., Coupeville. Group of men & women dedicated to electing Republicans. Reece Rose: 360-579-5880; cwrw.org/page002.
Chess and Go Group, 5-10 p.m. Mondays, South Whidbey Senior Center, 14594 Hwy. 525, Langley. All ages and abilities welcome. Go is a board game of Asian origin. 360-341-3230.
Click Conservatory Clarinet Choir, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Click Music, 1130 NE 7th, Oak Harbor. Free. Whidbey’s answer to Benny Goodman. 360-675-5544.
Co-Dependence Anonymous, 10 a.m. every Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, 18341 Hwy. 525, Freeland; Learn to develop healthy, loving relationships.
Coupeville Lions, 6:00 p.m. every Wednesday, Coupeville Methodist Church. 608 N. Main St. 360-678-4256.
Cribbage Club, 6 p.m. every Thursday, Pizza Factory, 947 Ault Field Rd., Oak Harbor Cribbage players unite. The Pizza Factory offers discounts to players. New players always welcome. Tim: 360-678-3480.
Debtors Anonymous, 6 p.m. every Sunday, Whidbey General Hospital Board Room, 101 N. Main St., Coupeville. 12-step program for compulsive debtors. 515-451-3749.
DivorceCare Support Group, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Whidbey Presbyterian Church, 1148 S.E. 8th, Oak Harbor. For those experiencing separation and divorce. Join at any time. Child care available. Fee: $25 for book. 360-679-3579; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop-in Grief Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m. second Monday, Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 S.E. Jerome St., Oak Harbor. 800-894-5877.
Food and Schmooze Senior Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Cam-Bey Apartments, 50 N. Main, Coupeville. Jan Pickard: 360-678-8800; Katlina 360-632-5687.
Gamblers Anonymous, 9 a.m. every Saturday, Whidbey General Hospital, 101 N. Main St., Coupeville. 360-678-7656, 360-321-7656 Ext 4005.
Grief Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m. second Mondays, Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome, Oak Harbor. Free. Informal discussion about the impact of loss and grief. Open to anyone coping with a death. Welcomes new participants. 360-814-5589; email@example.com.
Grief Support Group, 4-5:30 p.m. first Wednesday in June, second Monday, July and August, Senior Center, 14595 Hwy. 525, Clinton. Discussion about the impact of loss and grief, registration is required. 360-814-5589; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity Meeting, 5:30 p.m. third Thursday, Habitat Store, 1592 Main St. Freeland. Volunteer orientation and family selection. 679-9444.
Habitat for Humanity Meeting, 7 p.m. second Thursday, First Reform Church 250 S.W. Third, Oak Harbor. Volunteer orientation and family selection. 679-9444.
Heart Health Screenings, sponsored by Soroptimists and Whidbey General Hospital. Free for women with financial challenges; by appointment: 360-321-7656 or 360-678-7656 Ext. 2130; email@example.com.
Island County Community Health Advisory Board, 10 a.m.-noon, first Friday, Room 131 Law and Justice Building, 1 N.E. 6th, Coupeville. 360-240-5575; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Transitions Classes, Skagit Valley College. Free monthly classes for those seeking support and direction in career or educational needs. 1-877-385-5360.
Master Gardeners Advice, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Coupeville Farmer’s Market, Alexander and 8th streets (behind the library). Free advice from the Island County Master Gardeners. John 360-678-2949.
Oak Harbor Emblem Club, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. Ernst St., Oak Harbor. 360-675-7111.
Oak Harbor Lions Club, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, San Remo Grill, 421 N.E. Midway, Oak Harbor. Dinner available at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Visitors/prospective members welcome. Jeanne Wilson: 360-675-4976.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 N.W. 2nd. 360-679-1561.
Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor, 7:30 a.m. every Friday, CPO Club, 1080 W. Ault Field Rd. # 138 Oak Harbor. Cost: $9.50. Michele 360-678-5560.
South-end Jam, 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday, Harbor Pizzeria, 5575 S. Harbor Ave., Freeland. All levels of music makers join in playing folk, bluegrass, pop, rock. Richard Hughes 360-730-2409
South Whidbey Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, Tilth, Thompson Road and Hwy. 525, Langley.
South Whidbey Lions Club, 11:30 a.m. second & fourth Thursdays, M-Bar-C Ranch, Activity Room, 5264 S Shore Meadow Rd., Freeland. Lunch: $10. New members welcome. 360-331-3151.
South Whidbey Rotary Meeting, 7 a.m. every Tuesday, Useless Bay Golf & Country Club, 5725 Country Club Drive, Langley. 360-321-5867.
Sundays at the Farm, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through September, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Rd. Farmers’ market with local produced and baked treats. 360-678-7700; greenbankfarm.biz.
Threshold Choir, 6:30-8 p.m. second Tuesdays at Mapleridge Assisted Living, 1767 Alliance Ave., Freeland and fourth Tuesdays at Careage of Whidbey, 311 N.E. Third, Coupeville. A women’s choir dedicated to gentle bedside singing for those who struggle to live or struggle to die. All women able to carry a tune are welcome. Linda: 360-678-1073; Christa: 360-331-7633; thresholdchoir.org.
Toastmasters, 6:30-8 p.m. second & fourth Tuesdays, San Remo Grill, 421 N.E. Midway, Oak Harbor. Help with impromptu speaking ability, preparing and giving speeches. Janis Powell: 360-679-2237.
Trio Nouveau performs, 5:30-8:30 p.m., second Thursday & fourth Sunday, Prima Bistro, 201 1/2 1st St., Langley. Swing Jazz Ensemble. Reservations: 360-221-4060; email@example.com. primabistro.com.
Trio Nouveau performs, 6-8 p.m. fourth Wednesday, Front Street Grill, 20 NW Front St., Coupeville. Live Swinging Jazz. Front Street Grill: 360-682-2551; frontstreetgrillcoupeville.com. Trio Nouveau: 360-969-5128; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volleyball, 6:30-8:30 p.m. through June 25, Coupeville Middle School gym, 501 S. Main St. Enjoy an energetic game of volleyball. Men and women 16+. Cost: $20; $5 drop in. Register: swparks.org.
Whidbey Island A’s, Model A Ford Club, 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday, Race Road Fire Station, Coupeville. 360-579-5919.
Whidbey HOWL, 1:15-3:15 p.m. first & third Tuesdays, Neil’s Clover Patch, 4485 Hwy. 525 No. 3, Langley. Conversation group and lunch for older women. New members welcome. 360-221-4063.
United Way of Island County Board, 3 p.m. third Wednesday, Whidbey Island Bank board room, 450 S.W. Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor. 360-675-1778.