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Great American Smokeout, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville. American Cancer Society asks those who use tobacco to stop for one day. Hospital offers demos and free resources. 360-678-7656 ext 2130.

Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, United Methodist Church, 608 N. Main St., Coupeville. Sponsored by Coupeville Lions Club. 360-789-3595; 360-678-4935.

Ferry Advistory Committee Outreach, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Freeland Library. Ferry riders give input to take Washington State Ferries forward.

Hula Hoopla, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, Coupeville Elementary School. School Health Fair sponsored by Whidbey General Hospital and CES PTA. Free.

Lavender Wind Grand Opening, 5 p.m. Friday,  Nov. 16, 15 NW Coveland St., Coupeville. Ribbon cutting for new retail shop for lavender products. 360-544-4123.

Make a Difference Fundraiser, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Johnny Bulldog concert benefits Windermere Foundation, which helps local underprivileged families. Tickets: $20. 360-675-5953.

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

3 Sisters Fall Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, across Highway 20 from Blue Fox Drive-In. Meat, veggies, cheese, local crafters.

Saturday Salon, 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Ryan and Friends, Coupeville. Teresa Saia shares creative process. 360-678-2222.

Community Salmon Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Langley Methodist Church, Third Street and Anthes Avenue, Langley. Pre-Thanksgiving dinner benefits clean water project, Hispanic ministries, Methodist photojournalist. $13. 360-221-4233.

800 Years of Music Recital, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Oak Harbor High School. Lecture-recital explores 800 years of music with Golden Apple Award-winning choir director Darren McCoy and community members. Tickets: $5; benefits music department.

Gloria Ferry-Brennan and James Hinkley in Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Violin and cello duos span classical to contemporary. Tickets: $12-$20; 360-221-8268;

Successful Aging and Longevity, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, Coupeville Library. Learn characteristics of healthy aging. Presented by Whidbey General Hospital. 360-678-4911.

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.

Mount Baker Snow Bus Signup, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building, 950 NW Second Ave., Oak Harbor. Learn about rentals, lessons and sign up for snow bus, open to middle and high school students. 360-675-9586;

Whidbey Island Camera Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, Oak Hall room 306, Skagit Valley College, Oak Harbor. Theme: photographer’s choice. Submit up to three photographs for discussion to

Earthquake Preparedness Documentary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, Bayview Road, Langley. 4-HD Video Club made 45-minute “Whidbey Island Earthquakes” movie to help community prepare for Whidbey-specific earthquakes. Free; donations welcome. 360-321-4027.

Puget Sound Anglers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. Hear about Edge Rod program. 360-222-3275.

Community Thanksgiving Feast, noon-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, Coupeville Recreation Hall, Alexander and Coveland streets. Buffet-style turkey and ham meal. Free. Help is welcome. 360-678-1224.

Tom Roehl Turkey Bowl, 11 a.m. To 4 p.m. , Friday, Nov. 23 at Coupeville High School’s Mickey Clark Field. Proceeds go to Tom Roehl Scholarship fund. Go to or contact Noah Roehl at or 360-720-5662 for information.

Greenbank Farm Holiday Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-25 and weekends in December, Greenbank Farm. Local arts, gifts, photos with Santa, wine tasting, kids activities.

Asthma and Your Child, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, Coupeville Library. Whidbey General Hospital presenter addresses issues with childhood asthma. 360-678-4911.

Diabetes Health Group, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, Whidbey General Hospital conference room B, Coupeville. Get update about Type 2 diabetes medication.

Washington State Ferries Community Meeting, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Hwy. 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.

Celtic Yuletide Festival, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Camp Casey Auditorium A, Coupeville. Concerts on the Cove kicks off the Greening of Coupeville. Tickets: $18 in advance from Linds Drugs, Bayleaf, Local Grown, Coupeville Auto Repair or Coupeville Visitor Center; $20 at the door.

Fruitcakes, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 30-Dec. 22, Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Holiday comedy features eccentric characters and holiday fun. Tickets: $16. 360-679-2237.

Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1-Sunday, Dec. 2, Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. 360-331-5771.

Auditions: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by appointment Saturday, Dec. 8-Sunday, Dec. 9. Prepare a 60-second Shakespearean monologue. 360-679-2237.

Christmas Home Tour, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor presents five decorated homes with cookie recipes. $15; tickets available from Soroptimists, McBride’s Hallmark and The Casual House. 360-679-8531.

Impressions of Christmas, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. Whidbey Community Chorus presents sacred and secular music. Free; donations accepted.

VFW Christmas Luncheon, noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, Whitehead-Muzzall Post 7392, 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7392 invites seniors to annual lunch and Christmas festivities. 360-675-4048;

Comedy Underground, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, Coupeville Recreation Hall. Comedy magician show and music, Matt Baker comedy stunt show. $60; tickets available at Front Street Grill. 360-682-2551.

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.

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