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DANCE SQUARE: Square dancing for seniors starts at 3 p.m., at Oak Harbor Senior Center. Bob Cadwallader will be the caller. Cost is $3 per session and the class is open to all interested seniors. Call 679-6620.
TOT TIME: The Oak Harbor Library invites you and your little one to toddler storytime, Wednesdays, Oct. 16 - 30, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Have fun with stories, songs and activities for children ages one-and-a-half to three and their caregivers. For more information call 675-5115 or visit www.sno-isle.org.
Thursday, Oct. 17
MOMS CLUB: All at-home mothers and children are invited to a MOMS Club meeting at 10:30 a.m. Call for location. The MOMS Club is an international support group for mothers who stay home with their children during the day. The group offers a wide range of activities, including special programs for mothers, playgroups for children and get-togethers for the whole family. For information contact Julie Germano at 675-9067.
DRUNKEN LESSON: Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) 90-minute monthly presentation starts at 7 p.m. This is creative sentencing for those arrested for DUI and MIP but also open to the public. Check in for required attendees is 6:30 - 6:45 p.m., starts 7 p.m., conference room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Call 675-8397 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I DO TICKETS: Tickets are on sale for the Whidbey Playhouse Production of I Do! I Do! a musical about marriage. The play will run Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18 and 19, at 8 p.m.; Thursdays Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 Adult/Senior and $10 Youth (4-17). Call 679-2237.
Friday, Oct. 18
STORY TIME: Bring the kids to preschool storytime at the Coupeville Library, 9: 30 a.m., Fridays, Oct. 18 and 25. Learn a new word in sign language each week. For ages 2-and-a-half to 5 and younger with an adult.
MENTAL HEALTH: Dr. Pat Matthews will offer free anonymous mental health screenings that cover a number of mental health disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, manic depression, anxiety, unipolar depression and more. These screenings will help Whidbey residents figure out what may be wrong and where they can go for help. The screenings will be offered by appointment in her office Oct.18 and 25. Call (360) 221-4199.
FLU SHOTS: Flu shot clinics are: Oct. 18 - Coupeville, Oct. 23 - Oak Harbor, Nov. 1 Freeland, Nov. 6 - Coupeville, Nov. 15 - Oak Harbor, Nov. 21 - Langley. All of the clinics are held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the scheduled day. The fee for the flu shot will be $12. The clinic locations will be, in Coupeville at the Coupeville Recreation Hall (901 NW Alexander), in Oak Harbor at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (201 NE OLeary), in Langley at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (5425 S. Maxwelton Rd.), and in Freeland at Trinity Lutheran Church (1460 Highway 525).
25th REUNION: Oak Harbor High School class of 1977 will have their 25th class reunion Oct. 18 and 19. Call 679-2890 or 679-2396.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Karl Olsen, Sharon Helppie, Elizabeth Felt and Winson Ewing will present a concert of classical music starting at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland and will contain a selection of works for piano, flute, soprano and baritone. Works for piano by Shostakovich and Cyril Scott, Bach flute sonata in D major, Brahms lieder, an Italian opera aria and works by Gershwin, Menotti and Bernstein will be included. Trinity Lutheran Church is at Highway 525 and Woodard Road.
Saturday, Oct. 19
FUNNY MONEY: All seniors are invited to Here Come the Clowns at 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Senior Center. It will be an evening of food, friends and lots of laughter. Island Clowns Wayne Locke (Jus-Wally) and Tony Steadman (Bobby) will keep people entertained. The center provides ham and dessert; everyone is asked to bring a side dish. Cost is $5 per person to benefit the senior center.
GET DOLLED UP: Playmates of the Past at Island County Historical Museum in Coupeville showcases dolls from the late 1800s to the 1960s. From 3-4:30 p.m., Jill Gorman will lecture on the history of dolls and doll collecting; she will also answer questions from the audience. Gorman will also discuss the dolls featured in the exhibit. Gorman is the curator at Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art. The museum is at 908 NW Alexander St. in Coupeville.
AIR JAMBOREE: Calls of CQ Jamboree will fill the air at the 45th annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA), Oct. 19 and 20. NAS Whidbey Island Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) will open doors to visiting scouts at this amateur radio event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization. Amateur radio organizations around the world participate allowing Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Girl Scouts, Scouters, former Scouts and Scouters to contact each other by radio. Come out and visit MARS on the seaplane base by calling 675-2838 for an appointment.
WHIDBEY FORESTS: See a presentation on Forest Ecology of Whidbey Island, at 7 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church meeting building, just off Hwy. 525, Freeland. Forester Elliott Menashe will present in slides and words the relationships among plant and animal communities, including the human in our local forests, the value of diversity and the problems caused by its loss. Call 678-4168. RSVP requested.
Monday, Oct. 21
WEB SURFIN: Learn to ride the waves of the Web during Internet Surf School at the Coupeville Library, at 6 p.m. A basic introduction to using the Internet. Please pre-register at the check-out desk or call 678-4911.
PICKY FINGERS: Quilters on the Rock will meet at 7 p.m. at Coupeville Methodist Church. The guest speaker is Seattle quilter Gwen Maxwell-Williams on the subject of ethnic quilts and fabrics. Call 675-5888.
FOR THE LONG TERM: A long term care workshop at Oak Harbor Senior Center will not be presented by a salesperson. Marie Kelly, SHIBA volunteer and a long term care specialist will discuss what people need to know. The workshop starts at 1:30 p.m.; call 679-6620.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
PRE-READERS: Come to the Oak Harbor Library Preschool Storytime for stories, songs and simple crafts, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., from Sept 10 through Nov. 12. The story times are for ages 3-5 years and their caregivers. Call 675-5115.
EQUINE WORKSHOPS: Learn about preparing horse farms for winter Oct. 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find out about mud and manure management Oct. 26, and make your place healthier for horses, reduce the insect population and help make your farm more productive. Workshop cost is free, pre-registration is required. Call the Whidbey Island Conservation District at 678-4708.
TALKING FUNK: The Skagit Valley Geneological Society will meet at 7 p.m., at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church. Wallie Funk will talk about places and people of Anacortes. Call Edna Bainter at (360) 428-5020.
BE MOUSEY: Coupeville Library will host Playing Cat and Mouse!, an introductory class on finding information using the Sno-Isle Catalog and on-line databases, at 9 a.m. Please pre-register at the check-out desk or call 678-4911.
Thursday, Oct. 24
WAR STORIES: On Final Approach - Recollections of a World War II B-17 Air Crew will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Coupeville Library. Join Ed Carr, USAF retired, author, as he shares the adventures (or misadventures) of one B-17 aircrew in WWII. This book chronicles the crews days from the beginning through the combat missions they flew at Ridgewell in England. Books available for purchase. Funding provided by the Friends of the Coupeville Library.
Friday, Oct. 25
AUTUMN ARRIVES: The Oktoberfest Dance is from 7-10 p.m. at Oak Harbor Senior Center. Music of the SilverTones will be featured. Please bring a favorite pumpkin or apple dessert and bring your friends. Admission $2.
SIGN UP: Today is the regsitration deadline for a 10-week confidential support group offered by CADA for non-offending parents of children who have been sexually abused. The support group will meet every Monday from 3-5 p.m., starting Oct. 28. Topics covered will include how a family is affected by child sexual abuse, dealing with guilt and anger, and providing support to the child. An appointment with the facilitator is required prior to registration. In order to participate in the group, you must be pre-registered. Call 675-7781.
Saturday, Oct. 26
PLAY DRESS-UP: Marketplace will host its annual Halloween costume contest and hunt in the hay for candy and prizes, starting at 10 a.m. This event is for ages one to ten. This year theres also a cake walk for the kids! Dan the popcorn man will be there and free juice and coffee for all. Prizes will be given for best costumes. Marketplace is on Midway Blvd.
HALLOWEEN PARTY: The American Legion and the Fleet Reserve Association will host a Halloween party from 1-4 p.m., at the American Legion bingo hall at 690 S.E. Barrington. A costume contest starts at 2 p.m. Play games and win prizes. Theres hot dogs and snacks and karaoke for children up to age 18.
Sunday, Oct. 27
SAFE TREATS: Reflective clothing and bike stickers along with lots of candy and other freebies will be handed out at Wal-Mart by IDIPIC volunteers, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28
RADIO FLYERS: Whidbey Island Radio Control Society promotes radio control model airplanes. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the VFW, 3037 Goldie Road in Oak Harbor. Call 679-9139.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
DESTINATION FUN: There will be a training session for Destination Imagination (DI), at 7 p.m. at North Whidbey Middle School Library. DI is an international program dedicated to the enhancement of the learning skills, creative problem solving skills, team skills, sportsmanship, and knowledge of all students. Students meet to work out solutions to a long term problem.Call Terri Neilon, 679-5180.
Thursday, Oct. 31
WATERY GARDENS: Master Gardeners will hear about building and maintaining garden ponds. The meeting starts at 7:45 p.m., Law and Justice Facility, 101 NE Sixth St., Coupeville. Call 679-7327.
TRICKLESS TREATS: Living Hope Foursquare church offers a safe alternative to trick or treating, at the Coupeville Elementary School multipurpose room, from 6-8:30 p.m. Come enjoy music by a local DJ. There will be activities and games, and door prizes will be given. Food will be available for purchase. Invite your friends and neighbors. Admission is by donation. No scary costumes.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
HOLIDAY STUFF: Oak Harbor Senior Centers annual holiday bazaar is from 6-9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. There will be lunch and a bake sale.
Saturday, Nov. 2
GET DRESSED: A costume dancefest, with magic, visual arts, edibles, mini performances and mysterious guests is at Bayview Hall. For more details, call Geo-Celebrate Collaboratives, (360) 579-1933 or e-mail GeoCelebrate@hotmail.com. Proceeds will go to future island activities.
BAZAAR PEOPLE: The Oak Harbor Middle School PTA is looking for vendors and crafters for its holiday craft bazaar Nov. 2, from 9 .a.m to 3 p.m. Tables are $25, and organizers project a large interest in both participants and bazaar attendees. For more information call Teresa Kenworthy at 675-3524.
Friday, Nov. 8
DEDICATION DAY: Island County Art for Veterans will hold a dedication of the Veterans Memorial site at the Island County Law and Justice complex in Coupeville. Ceremonies begin at noon and will last for about an hour. There will be music entertainment before and after the official dedication.
Saturday, Nov. 9
VETERANS DAY: Help honor our veterans at the Oak Harbor Elks lodge, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a flag folding ceremony, drill team, honor guard, guest speakers and music. Lunch will be served for $8. If you know a vet who needs a ride to the ceremony call the lodge and arrangements will be made to pick them up. For more information, call 675-7111.
Nov. 9 and 10
ROCK SHOW: Take your pet rock on a road trip to the 41st annual gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry show presented by Skagit Rock and Gem, at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Admission is free to this show of cut and polished gemstones, mineral specimens, carvings, fossils, jewelry and more. Demonstrations will run throughout the weekend. Field trips to local collecting sites are planned for both days, weather permitting. For more information call (360) 757-6596.
The Oak Harbor Garden Club will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 9:30a.m., at the IOOF Hall, 721 SE Barrington Avenue. Whats happening at Ebeys Landing? Come join us and discover the inside scoop brought to us by Rob Harbour, Manager of Ebeys Landing National Historical Reserve. Then Scott Connor will share his abundant knowledge with us about Buttoning Up for Winter. Scott is the host of the popular weekend radio program Gardening in the Northwest. NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME. For more information please call Sharon at 679-2101 or Helen at 679-9139.
Nov. 16 and 17
CHEAPER AUDITIONS: Whidbey Playhouse will hold auditions for Cheaper by the Dozen, a delightful tale of a large and unique family, Nov. 16 and 17, from 1-4 p.m. both days. Roles are available for three women and two men, plus there are 11 youth roles (ages 9-17). All auditioners must come prepared with a short (two minutes or less) monologue, and must stay there for the entire audition time. Copies of suggested monologue pieces for the childrens roles as well as script excerpts that will be used for auditions are available at the playhouse after Sept. 7. For more information contact the playhouse at 679-2237.
BECOME A MASTER: WSU Master Gardeners is now taking applications for the WSU training program. Deadline for applications is Nov. 16, 2002. Join the master gardener program to learn how the experts raise perfect gardens. Participants will be given 66 hours of instruction, classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., beginning Jan. 3, 2003 through Feb. 25. Those interested should contact Judy Sexton at the Island County WSU Cooperative Extension office at 679-7327 or (360) 321-5111, ext. 5527, or write: Master Gardener Program, PO Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239, to obtain an application.