"COMMUNITYAUG. 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.THURSDAY, AUG. 3Water Resource Community Advisory Committee: 6 p.m., Taylor Road Fire Hall. FRIDAY, AUG. 4United Way information fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wal-Mart. Local United Way organizations will hand out information on how money is distributed and how the community benefits. SATURDAY, AUG. 5Surprise birthday party: For George Lam's 70th birthday. Barbecue potluck at 1 p.m., at Lam's Links.MONDAY, AUG. 7Whidbey General Hospital bond meeting: Learn more about the upcoming bond issue for the hospital. 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Additional meetings scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Bayview Senior Center; and Thursday, Sept. 7 at Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Call Trish Rose, 678-7656 ext. 3350.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9Watershed Advisory Committee: 6 p.m., South Whidbey Family Resource Center, 5475 South Maxwelton Road. AUG. 14 & 15Auditions for Berlin musical: Auditions for The Melody Lingers On will be held at Whidbey Playhouse at 7 p.m. both days. The show has parts for five adult men and five adult women, with all voice ranges. Auditioners should come prepared with an Irving Berlin song to sing. Rehearsals for the musical revue will run through late Aug., Sept. and Oct. in preparation for a four-week run beginning Nov. 3. Scripts are available. Call director Sue Riney at 675-3885 or 679-2237.FRIDAY, AUG. 18Medieval Faire: From 5 to 9 p.m., Whidbey Island Naval Air Station MWR will host a medieval fair on the soccer fields behind the base gym. The professional group the Seattle Knights will give two performances including duels, magic, equestrian demonstrations, warriors and minstrels, wizards and jesters. A magician, a fire-eater, a costume contest, musical groups and fair booths will also be part of the event. Open to the public. Admission: free.FUND-RAISERS SATURDAY, AUG. 5Prairie Home Tour: Five homes in Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve will be featured in the annual fund-raiser. Tickets cost $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. 13Circus Chimera: Advance tickets are available now. Three performances are set for Monday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Seaplane Base. Free tickets for children up to the age of 10 are available at sales outlets and local businesses. Youth and adult tickets available at all Whidbey Island Banks, Daily Grind, Bay Printing and the Navy's MWR ticket office. Presale tickets for youth ages 11 to 14 and seniors over 65, $6; adults, $10. Tickets will be on sale at the circus box office on Aug. 14 and 15, if space is available, for $8 and $12. Sponsored by Oak Harbor and Coupeville Kiwanis.THROUGH SEPT. 5Donations accepted: For Friends of the Library book sale Sept. 8 and 9. Leave books at Oak Harbor Library. Donations can be picked up; call Joan Daley, 679-7236 for arrangements. 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; 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; 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; 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; Payment due before class.PARENTSTHURSDAY, AUG. 3Mothers of Preschoolers: 11 a.m., McDonald's. Meet other mothers. Nonprofit nondenominational support group for mothers with small children meets first and third Thursdays. Hear interesting speakers, share experiences, and make crafts. Register for the new MOPS year starting Sept. 7. Call 240-0159 or 675-5568.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9Mothers of Twins/Multiples: Moms' night out, 7 p.m., Island Grill. Call 678-0559.SCHOOLSAUG. 8, 9, & 10Oak Harbor elementary schools: Telephone confirmation for grades kindergarten through five. Parents who registered their children in June are required to confirm those registrations. Immunization certificate required.AUG. 14, 15, & 16Oak Harbor elementary schools: New student registrations for grades kindergarten through five. Elementary schools will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for new registratons. 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. Students already registered do not need to confirm. Immunization certificate required. Call 279-5407.AUG. 21 THROUGH 31Oak Harbor High School: Registration by appointment only for grades nine to 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21, new seniors a.m.; new seniors and juniors p.m. Aug. 22, new juniors. Aug. 23, new sophomores; Aug. 24, new freshmen. Aug. 25, new student open registration and foreign exchange students. Aug. 28-31, new and returning open registration. Students already registered do not need to confirm. Immunization certificate required.AUG 22 THROUGH 25Oak Harbor middle schools: Confirmation or new registrations for grades six through eight. Both North Whidbey Middle School and Oak Harbor Middle School will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Thursday hours are 10 a.m to 6 p.m. at Oak Harbor Middle School and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at North Whidbey Middle School. Pre-registered students need to confirm their registration and pick up class schedules. 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 3 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.KIDSDEFY 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. REUNIONS AUG. 4, 5, & 6Oak Harbor High School Class of 1990: Looking for classmates. Call 678-6087. Web site at 11, 12, & 13Back to the Sixties Reunion: For Oak Harbor High School classes from the 1960s. Call Bruce Biddle 675-6970; e-mail, 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. 18, 19 & 20Oak Harbor High School Class of 1980: Looking for classmates. Call 675-3993; e-mail; Web site at 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; Donna Leavell Rientjes, 679-4627.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.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: wsumg@co.island.was.usLIBRARYTUESDAY, AUG. 1Many Moons puppet show: 1 and 3 p.m., Oak Harbor 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. 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. 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.FRIDAY, AUG. 11Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m., Coupeville Library. Stories, songs and activities for ages 2-5 with an adult. SATURDAYS THROUGH AUG. 12Toddler Storytime: Stories, songs and activities for children 18-36 months accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m., Oak Harbor Library.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.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, AUG. 20Registration deadlines: For Seattle Mariners game trip Sunday, Sept. 24. $26 members/$36 non-members includes transportation and 300 level seats. Leave 10 a.m.; games start at 1:35 p.m. Bring lunch or eat at field. Fifteen tickets still available. Call 679-6620.MONDAYSRubber stamping class: 9 a.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. $5 per session includes all supplies. Call 679-6620.OUTDOORSSATURDAY, 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. Whidbey Island Super Hash House Harriers: Run at 2 p.m, Libbey Beach at end of Libbey Road. Call 678-3441.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, 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.SUPPORTSATURDAY, AUG. 5Low Vision Support Group: 1 p.m. at Summerhill, third floor. The group is for people with vision loss. Group meets the first Saturday of each month. Call Lou Griesinger, 675-7810.TUESDAY, AUG. 8La Leche League: 6:45 p.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Encouragement and support for mothers who want to breastfeed. Nursing babies are welcome. Program: Nutrition and Weaning. Call 679-3562, 678-8019, or 679-8362.Hepatitis C support group: 7 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital downstairs conference room. Group meetings second Tuesdays of month. Call 678-6095.THURSDAY, AUG. 10La Leche League toddler group: 10:30 a.m. Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Encouragement and information for mothers who wish to breastfeed. Nursing babies are welcome. Call 679-3562, 678-8019, or 679-8362."

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