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Candidate Forum, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries.

Life Among Trees, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 N.W. Alexander St. Steve and Martha Ellis talk about factors that influence forest types and seasonal use by birds at this Whidbey Audubon event.

Second Friday Nonfiction Book Club, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Free. 360-678-4911;

Coupeville Booster Club Fundraiser, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Applebee’s, Highway 20, Oak Harbor. Flapjacks raise funds for Coupeville athletics. $10. Buy tickets at Cascade Insurance Agency, Keystone Cafe or Coupeville High School.

Langley Photowalk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Register for location. Photographer Kim Tinuviel leads, pointing out photo opportunities. Participants learn about Langley and photography. Free. Registration required:

Audubon Society Welcomes Birders, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Whidbey Audubon Society members will be at birding sites around the island all day to inform birders. Sites are: Deception Pass State Park, Crockett Lake/Fort Casey, South Whidbey State Park, Joseph Whidbey State Park. 360-678-5239.

Daughters of Norway, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton. Program by Gloria Koll: Norway Today. Bring a sweet treat to share.

HarvestFest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Coupeville Farmers Market, Alexander and 8th streets (behind the library). Includes Giant Pumpkin Contest at 11 a.m. and Harvest Relay Races at 11:45 a.m. Free. 360-632-6648; 877-678-4440.

Whidbey Playhouse Rents Out Halloween Costumes, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 13, 20, 27; 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 22, 24, 29, Whidbey Playhouse Workshop, 684 Oak St., Oak Harbor. Rent a Halloween costume for a refundable deposit. 360-679-2237.=

Social Dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Deer Lagoon Grange, Langley. Pre-dance foxtrot workshop at 6:30 p.m. Dance the swing, waltz, Latin and bring a treat to share. $10.

Ryan’s House Benefit Run, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Dave Mackie Park, 7490 Maxwelton Road, Langley. Four-mile and 10K races benefit building a shelter for homeless students on Whidbey. $30.

Holistic Health Fair, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Highway 525, Freeland. Practitioners offer information about their techniques and how they can help. Free. 360-544-8445.

Whidbey Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. 360-331-4887.

Sunday Afternoon Live, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Blooms Winery Taste for Wine and Art, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Jazz and rock with Mr. Six. No cover charge. 360-321-0515;;

Nanda Performance, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, South Whidbey High School, 721 Camano Ave., Langley. Kung Faux Ninja Circus Arts Extravaganza; four men dancing, juggling and “kung-faux” fighting combined with acrobatics, slow motion and pop culture comedy. Tickets: $12-$20.

Medicare Open Enrollment, Oct. 15-Dec. 7, Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville. Sign up for Medicare or change your plan. Make an appointment with someone who can help: 360-678-5151.

Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Topic: Cover letters. Free. 360-675-5115;

Librarians as Information Guides, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Learn how to download eBooks at the library. Pre-register: or 360-678-4911.

Why History? 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Coupeville Library. 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Dr. Lorraine McConaghy presents “The Civil War in Washington Territory.” Free. 360-678-4911;

Shoreline Master Program Public Meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Coupeville. Island County Commissioners conduct public workshop on comprehensive update of Shoreline Master Program.

South Whidbey Republican Women, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, 5725 Country Club Dr., Langley. Republican candidates Dan Matthews and Sharon Hanek will speak. Lunch reservation required to attend. 360-579-4062.

Freeland Chamber Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, 5725 Country Club Dr., Langley. Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing will speak. Lunch cost is $13. Reservations: 360-221-1980 or

Whidbey Camera Club, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Skagit Valley College Oak Hall Room 306, Oak Harbor. Rick Lawler speaks on photographic marketing. The theme is reflections; submit up to three photos for discussion to

Raising a Socially Resilient Child, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Kim John Payne speaks. Suggested donation $10 adults, $5 students. 360-221-8268;

United Way of Island County meets, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Whidbey Island Bank conference room, 450 SW Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor. 360-675-1778.

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.

Puget Sound Anglers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. Russ Christianson speaks on vintage fishing lure collection. 360-222-3275.

Chris Spencer’s Short Story Smash, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Contest entries will be read; prizes awarded. Tickets: $10. 360-221-8268;

Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St.; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Children ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Free. 360-678-4911; 360-675-5115;

Cooking With Sourdough, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Freeland Library,  5495 Harbor Ave., Freeland. Learn the basics of a sourdough pot. Free.  360-331-7323;

Habitat for Humanity Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Habitat Store, 1592 Main St., Freeland. Learn how to quality for a new Habitat home. 360-331-1388.

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. Tickets $15 per person or two for $25. at the Roller Barn or Pita Pit in Oak Harbor. 360-240-9273;

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 Autumn Auction and Banquet honors Helen Chatfield-Weeks. Tickets: $50. Reservations: 360-678-3310.

Words Without Boundaries, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Featuring poets John Burgess, Stephen Roxborough and Raul Sanchez. Free; donations welcome. Limited seating. 360-222-3070.

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;

Librarians as Information Guides, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Learn how to use HeritageQuest at the library to research family history. Pre-register: or 360-678-4911.

Why History? 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Coupeville Library. 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Richie Unterberger presents “1960s Folk and Folk-Rock.” Free. 360-678-4911;

Emergency Planning for Small Businesses, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Free. RSVP and reservations to 360-678-5434.

Public Input on Trillium Community Forest Management Plan, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Hwy. 525, Freeland. Free. Sign-in begins at 5:45 p.m. 360-222-3310;

Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St.; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Children ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Free. 360-678-4911; 360-675-5115;

Fabulous Fabric Cranes, Noon Friday, Oct. 26, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. For teens. Preregister online.

Lego Block Party, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Coupeville Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 6 S. Main St. Early release day program. Call Coupeville Library for information. 360-678-4911;

Dahlia Dig It!, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 27, Meerkerk Gardens,  3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Learn how to properly divide and store tubers. $5 per person. Reservations required. Register at or 360-678-1912.

An Evening with Poet Laureate, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave., Freeland. State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. Free.  360-331-7323;

50th Anniversary Open House, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Freeland Library,  5495 Harbor Ave., Freeland. Music, poetry, refreshments, commemorative bookmarks for all. 360-332-7323;

Librarians as Information Guides, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Learn how to trace your family’s roots with Ancestry library edition. Pre-register: or 360-678-4911.

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;

IDIPIC Hosts Prevention Panel, 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Trinity Lutheran Church’s Grigware Hall, 18341 State Route 525, Freeland. Free. Required by driving instructors for students and parents. 360-672-8219;

Star Party, at dark, Fort Nugent Park, 2075 SW Fort Nugent Road, Oak Harbor. Sponsored by Island County Astronomical Society. Free. Cancelled if cloudy. 360-679-7664;;

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

Ongoing activities

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 -

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,;

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;;

Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce meeting, 8 a.m. second Thursday, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. 360-678-5434;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;

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; Trio Nouveau: 360-969-5128;

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:

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.


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