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"COMMUNITYFRIDAY, JULY 28CADA shelter shower: For Safe Harbor, noon to 2 p.m., CADA Community Resource Center, 3157 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. New household items needed: baking dishes; twin bed-in-a-bag; six-slice toaster; family videos; waffle maker; table lamps; paper towels; Tupperware; children's dishes; twin sheet sets; vacuum cleaner; wall pictures; mixer; wastebaskets; cleaning supplies; toilet paper; plastic cups.AUG. 3 THROUGH 10Prairie Restoration course: Offered by Au Sable Institute. Individual study sessions will be held at Au Sable-Pacific Rim on Smith Prairie. Course focuses on the rare remnant glacial outwash prairie and applying ecological principles and environmental ethics to restoring degraded and damaged prairie ecosystems and on species identification and requirements of native prairie plants on Whidbey Island. Cost: $120, pro-rated for single classes or partial courses. Scholarship funds available. Call 678-0815.TUESDAY, AUG. 830th anniversary of the orca roundup in Penn Cove: Commemoration at Captain Whidbey Inn from 5-10 p.m., including a ceremony near the actual capture site, presentations and speakers, sails aboard the Cutty Sark ketch, a silent auction, gourmet appetizers and desserts, music, videos and more.THROUGH LABOR DAY, SEPT. 4 Casey Conference Center swimming pool open: Hours for the heated swimming pool will be Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours, noon to 6 p.m. $2.50 per person; family ticket, $6; 10-swim pass $22. Pool is open through Labor Day, Sept. 4. Pool telephone, 678-5713; office telephone, 678-5050.FUND-RAISERS ONGOINGFruit sale: From 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Oak Harbor Lions Club will be selling Wenatchee peaches and apricots at Safeway/Rite Aid parking lot. Sale lasts until produce sold out. Benefits Lions Club community projects. SATURDAY, JULY 22Money for music: Community Concert Association garage sale at IOOF Hall. Proceeds supports the coming series of concerts by visiting artists at Skywarrior Theatre. Garage sale: 9 a.m to 1 p.m., 578 SE Fourth St., Oak Harbor. Benefits Whidbey Wheels wheelchair basketball team. Sponsored by Laureate Beta Lambda Sorority.SATURDAY, JULY 29Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oak Harbor Elk's Lodge. Lunch will be served. Benefits Oak Harbor Emblem Club charities.Christmas in July: Members of local service clubs will be stationed at grocery stores from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to ask for Christmas in July contributions. Help House will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accept donations and collection boxes will be set up at Pony Mailing, Burger King and Whidbey Ford. No door-to-door home collection. Help House lists canned peas, green beans, chili, pork and beans and canned fruit, peanut butter and pasta at the top of its wish list. Call 675-0681. SATURDAY, AUG. 5Prairie Home Tour: Five historic and historic-style homes in Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve will be featured. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved or purchased the day of the tour at Island County Historical Museum in Coupeville. The tour runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 678-3310.THROUGH AUG. 11Circus Chimera tickets available: For performances Aug. 14 and 15 at Seaplane Base. Free tickets for ages 10 and under were distributed to all elementary schools in Oak Harbor and Coupeville. Youth and adult tickets available at all Whidbey Island Banks, Daily Grind and Bay Printing. Presale tickets for youth ages 11 to 14 and seniors over 65 are $6; tickets for adults are $10. Day of circus add $2. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club.ONGOINGOak Harboropoly game on sale: The Oak Harbor Christian School is selling a local version of the popular board game. Sets are available at Casual House, Ace Hardware, His Place, Island Drug, All State Insurance, the Greenhouse Florist and Nursery, Prographics, Ault Field Travel and Woodlands Wildlife Gallery. Proceeds benefit the school. MARKETSTHURSDAYS Oak Harbor: 4 to 7 p.m., open space near Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Visitors' Center, Highway 20. SATURDAYSCoupeville: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. N. Main St. Coupeville.South Whidbey Tilth: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., corner of Thompson Road and Highway 525. SUNDAYSGreenbank Farm: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 678-7700.CLASSESTHURSDAY, AUG. 10First Aid Basics: $20. 5:30 to 10 p.m., American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment due before class.SATURDAY, AUG. 12Adult, Infant, & Child CPR: $35. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; email@example.com. Payment due before class.AUGUST 19 & 20Babysitting Class: $30. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment due before class.SATURDAY, AUG. 26Red Cross Adult CPR & First Aid: $30. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; email@example.com. Payment due before class.SCHOOLSAUG. 8, 9, & 10Oak Harbor elementary schools: Confirmation or new registrations for grades K through 5. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Immunization certificate required.AUG. 17 & 18Oak Harbor High School: Schedule appointment for registration by phone only, 9 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Immunization certificate required. Call 279-5407.AUG. 21 THROUGH 31Oak Harbor High School: Registration by appointment only for grades 9 to 12. Immunization certificate required.AUG 22 THROUGH 25Oak Harbor middle schools: Confirmation or new registrations for grades 6 through 8. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Immunization certificate required.AUG. 23, 24, 25, & 28New student registration appointments: For Coupeville High School. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 678-4409, ext. 225. Required information: name and address of the student's previous school, plus information about any special programs in which the student participated; the student's current immunization record; a copy of the student's transcript; a copy of written authorization to attend Coupeville schools if living in either Oak Harbor or South Whidbey.FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 & TUESDAY, SEPT. 5Broadview Elementary posting day: Pick up teacher assignments, supply list and school information. Student store open. Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open Registration: For Central Whidbey Cooperative Preschool. School offers stimulating learning environment for 3 to 5 year olds and parents. Affiliated with Skagit Valley College. Classes meet at Coupeville United Methodist Church. Call Cindy Van Dyk, 678-6782 or Mindy Pritzkau, 678-6515. Applications accepted: From families with children less than age three or pregnant mothers for Early Head Start. Weekly home visits and biweekly socializations support stronger parent/child relationships. Services also provided to families and children with disabilities. Call 679-8441.KIDSTHROUGH AUG. 4Summer dance camps: For ages 3-10 by Academy of Dance. In week long camps, students watch dance videos and do age-appropriate projects in music, anatomy, nutritition and dance history. Space is limited call 675-5413. DEFY registration: For free Drug Education for Youth program sponsored by Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and open to all kids ages 9-12. Two-phase program gives kids the tools they need to stay away from drugs, gangs, and alcohol. Phase I runs daily Aug. 14-24 and uses classroom instruction and activities that promote team-building and self-confidence. Phase II is conducted monthly during the school year. To register a child or volunteer to be a mentor/tutor, call Major Mike Graves, 257-3262. Applications available at Family Service Center or MATSG Bldg. 108.DAILYRoller Barn open: Skate sessions are daily except Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. Additional sessions are Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday from 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Call 240-9273.ONGOINGFRIDAYSNeutral Zone: For grades 6-12. 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Oak Harbor Middle School. Adult volunteers needed. Call 240-9273.SATURDAYSLate Nite Central: From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Coupeville High School gym. Program is now open to grades six through nine. Sponsored by Central Whidbey Youth Coalition. Call 240-1939. REUNIONS AUG. 4, 5, & 6Oak Harbor High School Class of 1990: Looking for classmates. Call 678-6087. Web site at www.geocities.com/heartland/pines/2327/.Aug. 11, 12, AND 13Back to the Sixties Reunion: For Oak Harbor High School classes from the 1960s. Call Bruce Biddle 675-6970; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.SATURDAY, AUG. 12All alumni picnic: For all Coupeville High School graduates. Join Class of 1973 at Town Park for 11:30 a.m. picnic and movie at Blue Fox Drive-In at 7 p.m. Call 675-5145 or 678-4367.AUG. 25, 26, & 27Oak Harbor High School Class of 1970: Looking for classmates. 30-year reunion, Aug. 25, 26, 27. Call Annie Hall, 679-2033, e-mail email@example.com; Donna Leavell Rientjes, 679-4627.Oak Harbor High School Class of 1980: Looking for classmates. Call 675-3993; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site at www.classmates.com.SATURDAY, OCT. 14Coupeville High School Class of 1985: Looking for classmates for 15-year reunion Oct. 14. 6 p.m. to midnight, Coupeville Rec. Hall. Call 678-2926.HEALTHTHURSDAY, AUG. 24North Sound Regional Support Network board of directors: 1:30 p.m., North Sound Regional Support Network conference room, 117 N. First St., Suite 8 (Carnation Bldg.), Mount Vernon. Call (360) 416-7013 ext. 222 for special accommodation needs.WEDNESDAYS Walk-in blood pressure and immunization clinic: Island County Health Department clinics are held every Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m., at the North Whidbey Family Resource Center, 1791 NE First Ave. Call (360) 679-7351.ONGOINGFree Women's Health exams: Comprehensive women's health exams, including Pap tests, are free to all low income Island County women who are 40 years of age or over, and do not have health insurance that pays for this service. Mammograms are available for women over 50 years of age. For information and eligibility screening, call Island County Health Department at 679-7351, ext. 579; (360) 321-5111, ext. 579; or 629-4522, ext. 579. GARDEN THURSDAY, AUG. 3Coupeville Garden Club: Annual potluck picnic, noon Admiral's Cove shelter. Bring your own table service. Call 678-3043. MONDAYSMaster Gardeners available: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Master Gardeners answer gardening questions. Call 679-7327. Or go by WSU Extension Office, 501 NE Haller, Coupeville. E-mail questions to: email@example.comLIBRARYSATURDAYS, JULY 22 THROUGH AUG. 12Toddler Storytime: Stories, songs and activities for children 18-36 months accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m., Oak Harbor Library.TUESDAY, JULY 25Fairy tales and songs: 1 and 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. New twists to traditional favorites. For ages 5-12 and preschoolers with an adult.WEDNESDAY, JULY 26Fairy tales and songs: 2:30 p.m., Coupeville Library. New twists to traditional favorites. For ages 5-12 and preschoolers with an adult. Coupeville Literary Society: 7 p.m., Coupeville Library. Featured author: Pearl S. Buck. Sponsored by Friends of the Coupeville Library.THURSDAY, JULY 27Mystery Book Club: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Featured author, Tony Hillerman. Club meets fourth Thursdays. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.SATURDAY, JULY 29Toddler Storytime: Stories, songs and activities for children 18-36 months with an adult. 10 a.m., Oak Harbor Library. Call 675-5115.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 2Many Moons puppet show: 2:30 p.m., Coupeville Library. Puppets, folktales, and puppets to make and take home; based on a story by James Thurber. For ages 5-12 and preschoolers with an adult.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9A visit to Japan: 2:30 p.m., Coupeville Library. Stories, games, and crafts about Japan. For ages 5-12 and preschoolers with an adult. FRIDAY, AUG. 11Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m., Coupeville Library. Stories, songs and activities for ages 2-5 with an adult. THURSDAY, AUG. 24Mystery Book Club: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Featured author, Jo Deresky. Club meets fourth Thursdays. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.THURSDAYS THROUGH AUG. 10Preschool Storytime: Summer stories, songs, and activities for ages 3-5 with an adult. 10 and 11 a.m., Oak Harbor Library.POLITICALSATURDAY, JULY 22North Whidbey Republican Women's Club: All you can eat picnic, 1 p.m., Sierra Club House. $12.50 per person. Open to public. Call Barbara Saugen, 675-3663.OVER 50New group forming: Growing older in a new age is for single women ages 50-plus who are interested in meeting new people to socialize and talk with. Like-minded women needed to share experiences of growing older in a new age with a positive attitude. Call 678-8416 on weekends after 6 p.m.; e-mail Kizenhower@aol.com.THURSDAY, JULY 27Long-term care and estate planning seminar: Free seminar from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m., Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center, 32630 Highway 20. Call 675-2567. Sponsored by Mark Hansen, attorney at law, and Stuart de Lima, CLU, CLTC.SUNDAYS, AUG. 15 & SEPT. 10Registration deadlines: For Seattle Mariners game trips Sundays, July 17, Aug. 27, and Sept. 10. $26 members/$26 non-members includes transportation and 300 level seats. Leave Andrades at 10 a.m.; games start at 1:35 p.m. Bring lunch or eat at field. 40 tickets available. Call 679-6620.MONDAYSRubber stamping class: 9 a.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. $5 per session includes all supplies. Call 679-6620.WEDNESDAYS, JULY 26 THROUGH AUG. 30Right Brain Drawing class: 10 a.m. to noon, Oak Harbor Senior Center. $32. Need minimum 10 students; 15 maximum. Supply list available at front desk. Call 679-6620.SPECIAL INTERESTSUNDAY, JULY 23Retirement party: Katherine Stambaugh, executive director of the Pregnancy Care Clinic in Oak Harbor who will retire at the end of July will be honored at an open house reception at the Evangelical Free Church in Greenbank, from 2-4 p.m. OUTDOORS SATURDAY, AUG. 5Keys to Keystone guided walk: Meet 2 p.m., Keystone ferry landing. Walk combines bird watching, beach combing and learning Whidbey history. Wear comfortable walking shoes for two-mile walk and dress for weather. Presented by Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve. SATURDAY, AUG. 12Ebey's Bluff Guided Walk: Meet 2 p.m., trailhead on the beach. From Highway 525 in Coupeville, take Ebey Road south to beach. Learn about the prairie's past, present and future. Wear comfortable walking shoes for the four-mile loop, bring water bottle and binoculars or a camera. Presented by Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve.SATURDAY, AUG. 19Sunnyside Cemetery tour: Meet 2 p.m., Sunnyside Cemetery. Learn about pioneer families who lived on the; visit the Davis Blockhouse and the graves of Whidbey natives. Optional prairie trail walk to Ebey's Bluff. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for weather. Presented by Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve. CLUBSSATURDAY, JULY 22Greenbank Progressive Club: Community picnic at noon, Greenbank Clubhouse. Bring meat for grilling and potluck salad or dessert. Beverages and condiments provided. Call 678-6003.MONDAY, JULY 24Eagles Auxiliary: 7 p.m., home of Joan Bergman. For directions or carpooling, call (360) 730-2965 or (360) 341-6249.SATURDAY, JULY 29Island County Amateur Radio Club: 9 a.m. Fire Station No. 5, 215 E. Race Road, Coupeville. Discuss successful June field day. VE testing at 11:30 a.m. Call 240-0123; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Web page www.whidbey.com/top/icarc.news.html.SATURDAY, AUG. 5Old Car Breakfast Club: 9 a.m., Captain's Galley, Coupeville. Share knowledge and skills on history, preserving, restoring and operating vintage automobiles.TUESDAY, AUG. 8Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival: Planning meetings, 7 p.m., Cam-Bey Apartments, Coupeville. The Aug. 8 meeting will be volunteer training. The festival is Aug. 12 and 13.THURSDAY, AUG. 10Oak Harbor Christian Women's Club: International Affair luncheon, 11:30 a.m., CPO Club. $7.50 inclusive. Nursery will be available. Call 675-5053 or 675-9724.SUPPORTTUESDAY, JULY 25Living With Cancer support group: 1:30 p.m, Whidbey General Hospital. For people living with cancer, their friends, and family members. Compassionate Friends: 7 p.m., Coupeville United Methodist Church. For anyone who has experienced the death of a child. Group meets fourth Tuesdays. Call 679-9555 or 675-4225.HELPING HANDSTUESDAY, JULY 25Volunteers needed: For Benefit for Children Golf Classic held at Whidbey Island Golf and Country Club. Volunteers needed for hosts, greeters, set-up, and take-down. Sponsored by Child Abuse Prevention Foundation. Call (877) 331-7343 or email@example.com.Long Term Care Ombudsman: Help make a difference in the lives of aging and vulnerable residents of long term care facilities. Next training session in Oak Harbor in September. Call Doug Lafferty, 1-877-966-2837. Coupeville Arts Center: Volunteers needed to help in various areas including clerical, bulk mailing, special events, and staffing the Gallery at the Wharf. Call 678-3396.Cheer coaches needed: For Oak Harbor Youth Cheer League. Call 240-0850 or 679-4728.Island County Historical Museum needs volunteers: The museum is run almost entirely by volunteers. Many positions available. Call Billie Jordan, volunteer coordinator, 678-6187.Volunteers needed: For Whidbey Triathlon Aug. 5. Positions: water tables; marking swimmers; road directors; pedestrian control; boat support for swimmer; start line crew; finish line crew; parking. Volunteers receive T-shirt and training. Call South Whidbey Parks and Recreation (360) 221-5484.Meals on Wheels drivers needed: Deliver meals to homebound. Program serves Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Choose deliveries on one, two, or three days. Call Doris Ward, 279-0367 or 678-4356.Free clothes distributed: Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church. For men, women, and children.ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPSFibromyaliga Support Group: Meet in Coupeville and Freeland areas. Day and evening meetings. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com. MONTHLYAutism/PDD Support Group: For parents of children with a diagnosis of autism or diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Share information about educating our children and supporting each other as parents of children with special needs. Call Laura Evans, 679-1995 or Teresa Champion, 240-8956 (firstname.lastname@example.org).DAILYDisabled American Veterans: Counseling sessions, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Building 13 on the Seaplane Base. Disabled parking and access on the side of the building. For veterans, active duty, widows and the spouses of veterans. No appointments necessary. Call 257-4801.Alcoholics Anonymous: For information, call 1-800-219-8416.MONDAYS(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Weight loss support group meets 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., IOOF Hall, 721 S.E. Barrington Dr. Call 675-1334 or 678-5658; 675-4866 or 675-3249.Al-Anon and Alateen: For family and friends who are affected by someone's drinking. 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, downstairs classroom, 555 S.E. Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor. Call 679-4943.Overeaters Anonymous: 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 N.W. 2nd Ave., Oak Harbor. No weigh ins or dues. Call 678-9358.TUESDAYSDrug and Alcohol Addictions Christian Support Group: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Annex Room 6, 1780 SE 4th Ave., Oak Harbor. Call 240-8560.SECOND TUESDAYHepatitis C Support Group: 7 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Call 678-6095. FOURTH TUESDAYCompassionate Friends: For families who have experienced the death of a child. 7 p.m., Coupeville Methodist Church. Call 679-9555 or 675-4225.WEDNESDAYDisabled American Veterans: Counseling session at Oak Harbor Senior Center second and fourth Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 679-6622 to schedule an appointment.Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 3259 N. Goldie Rd., 8 p.m. Call (360) 428-7171.SECOND WEDNESDAYGirl Scout Totem Council Leaders: 7 p.m., Scout Haven, N.E. 4th St., Oak Harbor. Call 679-2722.THIRD WEDNESDAYYoung Parents Support Group: Teen and early 20s moms meet for activities, parenting information and conversation. 6 p.m., Moving and Grooving. Call 679-4653.THURSDAYCADA Sexual Assault Support Group: For anyone who has ever been sexually assaulted. Led by a trained sexual assault counselor. Meets at CADA Community Resource Center. Call Melissa Handley or Kristin Dingess, 675-CADA (2232).(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Weight loss support group meets 6 p.m., IOOF Hall, 721 S.E. Barrington Dr. Call 675-8378 or 679-4943.FRIDAYWidow Support: Widowed men and women visit,10 a.m. to noon at 5036 50 N.W. St., Room 103, in the Plaza 200 building.FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAYSArt Therapy Support Group: 1 to 3 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Creative arts can help people cope with cancer. Call 678-7624.THIRD FRIDAYStroke Support: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A & B. Call 678-7619.FIRST SATURDAYLow Vision Support Group: 1 p.m. at Summerhill, third floor. The group is for people with vision loss due to macular degeneration or other conditions that cause low vision or legal blindness. Group meets the first Saturday of each month. Call Lou Griesinger, 675-7810.THIRD SATURDAYMultiple Sclerosis Support Group: 2 p.m. at Whidbey General Hospital, conference room A. Call 679-3676 or 679-3620.ONGOINGDown Syndrome Parents Association: Call 675-6670."