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Medicare Open Enrollment, through 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.

Caregiver Conference, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. Provides resources for caregivers. Free. Register early: 360-321-1600 ext. 2900.

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; sno-isle.org.

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

HOPE Volunteer Training, 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Coupeville arena. The therapeutic horseback-riding center seeks volunteers for upcoming sessions. RSVP: 360-221-7656; melissajacobe@yahoo.com.

Halloween Dance and Costume Party, 8 p.m.-midnight 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; bgcoh.org.

Missions Conference, 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Whidbey Evangelical Free Church, 874 Plantation Drive, Greenbank. Learn about short term missions. Free. 360-222-3292.

Whidbey Audubon Society Field Trip, 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, meet at overflow lot at South Whidbey State Park. Discover Pass needed. Bring lunch. Free. 360-678-2264; sremse@comcast.net.

Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Oct. 19-28, Whidbey Children’s Theater, Langley. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $8  students, $10  seniors, $12 adults. All tickets at the Oct. 27 family show are $8. Call for tickets: 360-221-2282.

Modern Self-Publishing Class, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 20, Bell House, 2028 Pheasant Farm Lane, Freeland. Learn how to self-publishing the modern, affordable way. $60. trimbathcreative.wordpress.com/events/.

Whidbey Animal Guild Conference, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. Learn about the no-kill animal control revolution and the status of equines in the Northwest. Free. RSVP: whidbeyanimalguild@hotmail.com.

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. Contest registration begins at noon, and the parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Free. 360-321-4145.

Whidbey Playhouse Rents Costumes, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27; and 5-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 22, 24 and 29, Whidbey Playhouse Workshop, 684 Oak St., Oak Harbor. Rent costumes ranging from kings to cowboys, party dresses to prairie dresses for a refundable deposit. 360-679-2237.

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.

Blessing of the Pets, 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 207 N. Main St. in Coupeville. This custom is held in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures and recognizes that the bond between person and pet is like no other. Animals of all kinds are welcome. Use cages and leashes. 360-678-6536.

Baby Bahia Performs, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Blooms Winery’s Taste for Wine & Art, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Enjoy Latin jazz and a glass of wine. 360-321-0515.

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.

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: sno-isle.org 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; sno-isle.org.

The Survival Pantry, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, 5142 Bayview Road, Langley. Learn to create a survival pantry in case of emergencies. Free. 360-321-4027.

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue 2013 Budget Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1164 Race Road in Coupeville. Local residents are encouraged to attend and offer input. 360-678-3602.

Celebrate Claude Debussy’s birthday with Whidbey Island Music Teachers, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, home of Verna Morgan,  at 316 Gramayre Road, Coupeville. Enjoy food, festivities and 150 years of music. 360-320-4605.

Flu Shot Clinic, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Linds Pharmacy, 1609 E. Main St., Freeland. Medicare, Group Health and most insurances accepted; no DSHS or Community Health Plan.

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; wclt.org.

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; sno-isle.org.

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; sno-isle.org.

Whidbey Island Conservation District, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 1 NE Fourth St., Coupeville. WICD Board of Supervisors plans to adopt resolution setting election date of Conservation District Supervisors in early 2013. 360-678-4708.

Fabulous Fabric Cranes, Noon Friday, Oct. 26, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. For teens. Preregister online at sno-isle.org.

Saratoga Community Housing Meeting, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Wifire,1651 Main St., Freeland. Learn about accomplishments – and what’s next. saratogacommunityhousing.org.

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

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. Register at jwillson@whidbey.net or 360-678-1912; meerkerkgardens.org.

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

Halloween Torchlight Parade, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Cook’s Corner Park, Coupeville. Dress up for the costume contest and bring trick-or-treat bags for snacks and surprises. 360-678-3310.

Halloween Party, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Tilth Farmers Market. Food, music, children’s events, pumpkin decorating, bake sale, bonfire, free worm composting workshop. Baked good donations needed. 360-579-3735; 360-321-2729.

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: sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911.

Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Topic: Interviewing basics. Free. 360-675-5115; sno-isle.org.

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; idipic.org.

Saratoga Orchestra Concert, 2:30 p.m Sunday, Nov. 4, South Whidbey High School, Langley. Gloria Ferry-Brennan will solo. Tickets: $20 adults, $18 senior/military, under age 18 free; purchase at Anchor Books, Moonraker Books, Vino Amore, Bayleaf, Click Music or brownpapertickets.com. sowhidbey.com.

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Star Party, at dark, Friday, Nov. 9, Fort Nugent Park, 2075 SW Fort Nugent Road, Oak Harbor. Sponsored by Island County Astronomical Society. Free. Cancelled if cloudy. 360-679-7664; icaspub@juno.com; icas-wa.webs.com.

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.

IDIPIC DUI/Underage Prevention Panel, 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Oak Harbor Library conference room 137, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Required for drivers education student and parent. 360-672-8219; idipic.org.

Alzheimer’s Candle Lighting Ceremony, 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, HomePlace Special Care Center, 171 SW Sixth Ave., Oak Harbor. Free. 360-279-2555.

 

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 - whidbeypdy@aol.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, phizhawk@whidbey.com; 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; avi@clickmusic.biz; 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; joulegirl79@comcast.net.

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; whubenthal@skagitvalleyhospital.org.

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; whubenthal@skagitvalleyhospital.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; keilwj@whidbeygen.org.

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; rogerc@co.island.wa.us.

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; primabistro@whidbey.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; kristio@whidbey.net.

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.

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 jwillson@whidbey.net or 360-678-1912. meerkerkgardens.org.

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; sno-isle.org.

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; sno-isle.org.

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: sno-isle.org 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; sno-isle.org.

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; idipic.org.

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; icaspub@juno.com; icas-wa.webs.com.

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.

Purses with a Purpose, 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Useless Bay Golf & Country Club, 5725 Country Club Drive, Langley. Soroptimist International of South Whidbey hosts this charity fundraiser. Includes dinner, wine and purse auction. $50. eventmanager@sisouthwhidbeyisland.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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