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"COMMUNITYSATURDAY, 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 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 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.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-RAISERSSATURDAY, AUG. 19Yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 519 SE Quaker St., Oak Harbor. Sponsored by Japanese Women's Support Club. Benefits local charities.SATURDAY, AUG. 26Garage sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Roller Barn. Benefits Partnership With Youth's work to complete construction on youth center at Roller Barn. Donations accepted Monday through Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m., at Roller Barn. Call 240-9273 for pickups.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. BAZAAR VENDORS WANTEDOak Leaf Rebekah Lodge: Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., IOOF Temple. Call Nita Sherwood, 675-2012.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.PARENTSWEDNESDAY, 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.KIDSSEPT. 13 THROUGH JUNEKids in Action: For ages 3-5 to develop socialization, shape and number recognition, listening, language, coordination. YMCA. $50 per child per month. Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Both run 9 a.m. to noon.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. 11, 12, & 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. 18, 19 & 20Oak Harbor High School Class of 1980: Looking for classmates. Call 675-3993; e-mail email@example.com; Web site at www.classmates.com.SATURDAY, AUG. 19Reinstra reunion 2000: All descendants of Age and Jantje Reinstra are invited to the first reunion for the entire Reinstra clan. Cousins will meet about noon at Oak Harbor's City Beach in kitchen C and the gazebo. Old friends are invited to stop by and say hello. For more information, call 679-0612 or (360) 848-8605.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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.HEALTHTUESDAY, AUG. 15North Sound Regional Support Network advisory board: 1 p.m., North Sound offices, 117 N. First St., Suite 8, Mount Vernon.THURSDAY, 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 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.comLIBRARYTUESDAY, AUG. 8A visit to Japan: 1 and 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Stories, games, and crafts about Japan. 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 from 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.TUESDAY, AUG. 15Traveling Light Around the World: 1 and 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Multi-cultural stories and songs. For all ages. At 2 p.m., Oak Harbor mayor Patty Cohen will present certificates to children who have met their reading goal. Summer Reading Adventure finishers will also receive a coupon for a free book from Wind and Tide Bookstore in Oak Harbor. 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 Kizenhower@aol.com.SUNDAYS, 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. SPECIAL INTERESTTHURSDAY, AUG. 10 & TUESDAY, AUG. 29Pressure dial gauge testing: Old and new dials need to be tested every year. Master Food Preservers will test gauges at Ace Hardware in Oak Harbor. Hours: Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon; Aug. 26 from 3:30 to 6:30 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. Whidbey Island Super Hash House Harriers: Run at 2 p.m, Libbey Beach at end of Libbey Road. Call 678-3441.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.CLUBSTUESDAY, AUG. 8Brit Club: Noon picnic. Please bring a chair. Call 679-3403 or 679-3238.Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival: Important volunteer training session for festival workers, 7 p.m., Cam-Bey Apartments, Coupeville. Festival is Aug. 12-13.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.SATURDAY, AUG. 12Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Meeting and annual picnic, 12:30 p.m. For directions call 679-3620 or 675-6753.FRIDAY, AUG. 18Stroke Support Group: Summer social, Coupeville Town Park from 2-3:30 p.m. Call Ann Hardy, 678-7619.HELPING HANDSLong 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 GROUPSMONTHLYAutism/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. THIRD TUESDAYSFibromyaliga Support Group: Freeland, 1-3 p.m. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com for locations.FOURTH TUESDAYFibromyaliga Support Group: Freeland, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com for locations.Compassionate 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.FIRST WEDNESDAYFibromyaliga Support Group: 1 to 3 p.m., Coupeville. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com for locations.SECOND WEDNESDAYGirl Scout Totem Council Leaders: 7 p.m., Scout Haven, N.E. 4th St., Oak Harbor. Call 679-2722.Fibromyaliga Support Group: Freeland, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail FibroFog@Whidbey.com for locations.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."