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Central Whidbey Lions Club, noon Thursday, Nov. 1, Tyee Restaurant, 405 S. Main, Coupeville. Regular semi-monthly meeting. 360-678-3263.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor. Regular monthly meeting. 360-257-4801.

Fishin’ Club, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland. Learn about knot history and fishing methods for bass and trout.

Uncommon Threads, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Whidbey Weavers Guild presents its annual show and sale.

Fiber Quest, Friday, Nov. 2-Sunday, Nov. 4, stores, wineries and more around Whidbey. Visit yarn and fiber locations to win a gift basket, Free.

Rob Schouten Gallery Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Rob Schouten Gallery, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. “Home for the Holidays” show features affordable art gifts. 360-222-3070.

Raven Rocks Gallery Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Joe Menth is the featured artist. 360-222-0102.

Artworks Gallery Reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Barbara Marks is the featured artist. 360-222-3010.

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;

Dollar Bill Becomes Butterfly, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Wind and Tide Bookshop, Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. Bring two dollar bills to make butterflies. Free. 360-675-1342.

Whidbey Art Gallery reception, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, gallery in Langley. Art show features art for under $100.

Museo Reception, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 215 First St., Langley. Denise LaRue, who will show sculptural textile pillows and decorative bustiers. David Gignac will exhibit new works in glass and steel. 360-221-7737.

Brackenwood Gallery Reception, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 302 First St., Langley. Twenty-four gallery artists offer art under $500. 360-221-2978.

Second Saturday Social Dance, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Deer Lagoon Grange, Langley. Workshop then CD dance until 10:30 p.m. Bring treat to share. $10.

Kitsch ‘n Bitch, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. “Bon Appetit with Julia Child.” Tickets: $15. 360-221-8268; 800-638-7631.

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

Safe Ride Home, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Bayview Community Hall, Langley. Learn about Safe Ride Home and what it does.

Help for IBS, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, Coupeville Library. Whidbey General Hospital holds a class on real help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 360-678-4911.

Nancy Pearl, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Pearl entertains with list of must-reads and holiday gift book. Free. 360-221-8601.

T’ai Chi Class, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Nov. 7, Lotus Tea Bar & Studio, 710 SE Fidalgo Ave., Oak Harbor. Lynne Donnelly offers t’ai chi for any level of fitness. First class is free. 360-544-8445.

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.

Ebey’s Forever Community Potluck, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Crockett Barn, 1056 Crockett Farm Road, just off Fort Casey Rd., Coupeville. Bring your favorite dish to share.

Whidbey Audubon Society, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. Program: “Whooping Crane Migration and the Man Who Made It Possible.” Free.

Doktor Kaboom, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Interactive, one-man science variety show. Tickets: $10-$15. 360-221-8268;

Greater Tuna, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Island County Fairgrounds, Langley. OutCast Productions presents this show for two weeks. Tickets: $12-$16.

Star Party, at dark, Friday, Nov. 9, Fort Nugent Park, 2075 SW Fort Nugent Road, Oak Harbor. Sponsored by Island County Astronomical Society. Free. Cloudy weather cancels event. 360-679-7664;;

Doctor Kaboom, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets: $10-$15; 360-221-8268; 800-638-7631;

Autumn on Whidbey Wine and Art Tour, Saturday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 11, wineries throughout Whidbey. Enjoy local wine and art. Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at door. 360-321-0515.

Used Tack Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, M-Bar-C Ranch, 5264 Shore Meadow Road, Freeland. English and Western supplies available. Proceeds benefit ranch’s programs for special needs children, and 4-H. 360-331-6019.

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

Nordic Fest, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, South Whidbey High School, Maxwelton Road, Langley. Daughters of Norway Ester Moe Lodge #39 holds this festival of Nordic culture. Admission by donation. 425-308-7860.

Veterans Day Program, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Oak Harbor High School, 950 NW Second Ave., Oak Harbor. Program: “A Salute to Today’s Veterans.” 360-675-1778.

Whidbey Quilters Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Greenbank Progressive Club, Bakken Road, Greenbank. 360-320-3803.

Autumn on Whidbey Wine and Art Tour, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11, various wineries around Whidbey Island. Advance tickets: $20 at, otherwise $25. Includes souvenir glass and complimentary wine tasting at each venue. 360-321-0515;

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.

Crab Feed, Dinner and Auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Crockett Barn, 1056 Crockett Farm Road, just off Fort Casey Rd., Coupeville. Tickets: $25 advance — available at Cascade Insurance Angency, Ketystone Cafe, CHS Office;  $30 at the door. 360-969-5275;

Purses with a Purpose, 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Useless Bay Golf & Country Club, Langley. Dinner and purse auction to benefit Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island programs. $50. 360-331-4127.

Senior Affairs Series, 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Cam-Bey Apartments, 50 N. Main St., Coupeville. Fire department representatives talk about accident prevention. 360-678-8800.

Red Cross Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Assembly of God Church, Maxwelton Road, Langley. Become a volunteer with South Whidbey Red Cross Disaster Response Team. 360-321-2581.

Alzheimer’s Screenings, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Regency on Whidbey, 1040 SW Kimball Drive, Oak Harbor. Free, confidential memory screenings. Make an appointment: 360-279-0933.

Cooking With Carlos, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, Bayview Road, Langley. Chef Carlos Dennis provides samples of his new menu at Langley Bakery and Eatery and teaches basics of his cajun/Latin fusion cooking style. Admission by donation. 360-321-4027.

United Way of Island County, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, Whidbey Island Bank conference room, 450 SW Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor. Board meeting. 360-675-1778.

Danger: Books!, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Route 535, Freeland. Professional actors perform readings from books that have been banned or challenged  in the U.S. Free. 360-331-7323;

Astronomical Society, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. Learn about club events and share love of astronomy. 360-679-7664.

Trees Sales Help Orphans, Nov. 23-Dec. 17, Skagit Farmer’s Supply locations. Displaced Orphans International sells Christmas Trees to raise money for Orphan Refugee Children in Thailand and Myanmar. 425-268-3454.

Washington State Ferry Community Meeting, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Highway 525, Freeland. Talk about issues facing the ferry system heading into 2013 legislative session.

Whidbey Island Community Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Langley United Methodist Church. Classical music with reception afterward. Free. 360-321-4221.


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.

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.

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;

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.

Travel the World. The Oak Harbor Senior Center offers trips around the world to anyone. Call Roxann at 360-279-4583 or Pat at 360-279-4582.

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