"COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30Whidbey General Hospital bond meeting: Learn more about the upcoming bond issue for the hospital. 7 p.m., Bayview Senior Center; and Thursday, Sept. 7 at Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A. Call Trish Rose, 678-7656 ext. 3350.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.SEPT. 14, 15, & 16Harbor Pride Design Assistance Team program: Sept. 14 community workshop 6-10 p.m., help define strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats in our community. Sept. 15, community kick-off 6-10 p.m. Sept. 16, team presents plan to community, 3-5 p.m. followed by barbecue 5-9 p.m. All meetings held at North Whidbey Middle School.ONGOINGGreater Tuna coming up: Tickets are on sale now for all performances of Greater Tuna, a Whidbey Playhouse comedy about a tiny Texas town. Opening night is Sept. 8 with additional performances Sept. 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 28, 29 and 30. A special Texas BBQ-style dinner performance is set for Sunday, Sept.10, beginning with a social hour at 4 p.m. Dinner follows at 5 p.m. and curtain time is 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner show are $25 per person. Call 679-2237. FUND-RAISERS SATURDAY, 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.Garage sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coldwell Banker Tara Properties parking lot, corner of Highway 20 and Whidbey Ave. Benefits Whidbey Islanders Boys U-13 Soccer Club.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. SATURDAY, SEPT. 16Flea market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., IOOF Hall. Tables available to rent. Sponsored by Rebekah Lodge. Call 675-6754.BAZAAR VENDORS WANTEDOak Leaf Rebekah Lodge: Holiday rent-a-table bazaar Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., IOOF Temple. Call Nita Sherwood, 675-2012.Childrens Orthopedic Hospital: Holiday bazaar Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coupeville High School gym. VCall Jennifer Babb-James, 678-7108.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.CLASSESAUG. 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.WEDNESDAYS, AUG. 23 THROUGH SEPT. 27Community Emergency Response Team training: All session held 6:30-9:30 p.m., Taylor Road Fire Station. Learn how to survive a major disaster then assist friends and neighbors. Lessons include disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical assistance, search and rescue, disaster psychology. Final session will be a simulated disaster. For ages 14 and up; children under 18 must be accompanined by adult. Limited to 25 people. Must attend all sessions, establish a three day home survival kit, obtain personal safety equipment, and be willing participant. Sponsored by Island County Emergency Services. All 679-7370.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.THURSDAY, SEPT. 7First Aid Basics: $20. 5:30 to 10 p.m., American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; Payment due before class.SATURDAY, SEPT. 9Adult, Infant, & Child CPR: $35. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross, Oak Harbor. Call 257-2096; Payment due before class.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13HIV/AIDS: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. $20.SATURDAY, SEPT. 23Adult 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. 17Mothers of Preschoolers: 11 a.m. picnic at South Whidbey High School Park in Langley. Meet to carpool at 10:15 a.m., Albertsons parking lot nearest Erie St. Call Jana Edge, 240-0159.SCHOOLSWEDNESDAY, AUG. 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, & 25Coupeville Elementary new student registration: 9-9:30 a.m. K through 5 students need current immunization record. Kindergarten students also need a copy of the birth certificate. Call 678-4551.AUG. 24, 25, & 28Coupeville Middle School new student registration: Bring name and address of previous school plus information on any special programs; immunization record, copy of last report card, written authorization to attend Coupeville schools if living in Oak Harbor or South Whidbey school districts. Hours: Aug. 24 noon to 2:30 p.m.; Aug 25 and 28 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 678-4409 ext 225.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.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. 18, 19 & 20Oak Harbor High School Class of 1980: Looking for classmates. All teachers and classes of 1979 and 1981 on Friday, Aug. 18. Call 675-3993; e-mail; Web site at, 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; 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.HEALTHMONDAY, AUG. 21 & TUESDAY, AUG. 22Longterm health care workshop: Free workshop for seniors and adult children of seniors to help plan longterm care. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday; Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon or 2-4 p.m. Oak Harbor Library. Sponsored by SeniorNetworks. Call 800-526-9999 ext. SWA003.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: wsumg@co.island.was.usLIBRARYMONDAY, AUG. 21Library ADA Advisory Committee: 10 a.m., Freeland Library. For special accommodation needs, call Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, (360) 651-7008 or TTY 1-800-647-3753.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.MILITARYSATURDAY, AUG. 26Veterans Health and Assistance Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Hall, Oak Harbor. For veterans of all armed forces. Doctors from VA in Seattle will be available for exams. Donated food and clothing will be distributed. Local service organizations will assist in filling out paperwork for benefits. THURSDAY, SEPT. 7Disabled American Veterans: 7 p.m., Building 13, Seaplane Base. Group meets first Thursdays of the month. Call 257-4801OVER 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.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23Registration deadline: For Skagit Valley Casino night Monday, Aug. 28. Free transportation and buffet. Depart at 5 p.m. Need at least 30-35 people. Sign up at Oak Harbor Senior Center front desk. FRIDAY, AUG. 25Western barbecue dance: Oak Harbor Senior Center. Meal from 6-7 p.m.; bring baked beans and salads. Dancing from 7-10 p.m. $4. TUESDAY, SEPT. 12, OCT. 10, NOV. 14, OR DEC. 12MacIntosh Computer Seminar: 1-3 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Call 679-6620.MONDAYSRubber stamping class: 9 a.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. $5 per session includes all supplies. Call 679-6620. SPECIAL INTERESTTUESDAY, AUG. 29Pressure dial gauge testing: By Master Food Preservers, 3:30 -6:30 p.m., Ace Hardware, Oak Harbor. Old and new dials need to be tested every year. TUESDAY, SEPT. 26Canning for the Holidays, Part I: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn principles of water bath canning to prepare jams, conserves, chutneys, syrups and pie fillings. Tips for assembling attractive gift baskets included. $5 materials fee collected at door. Sponsored by Master Food Preservers. Pre-registration required, call 679-7327.THURSDAY, SEPT. 28Canning for the Holidays, Part 2: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn to make pickles, marinated pickle products and flavored vinegars. $5 materials fee collected at door. Sponsored by Master Food Preservers. Pre-registration required, call 679-7327.OUTDOORSSATURDAY, AUG. 26Wonders of Whidbey Field Seminar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at many sites around Whidbey Island. Pre-registration required. Choose one morning and one after noon session. Morning sessions run 9 to 11 a.m. Morning sessions: Birds of Beach and Marsh, Bluff Geology Walk, Agriculture on Ebey's Prairie, Ancient Forest Walk, Rosario Tidepools. Afternoon sessions run 1 to 3 p.m. Afternoon sessions: Admiralty Head Lighthouse and Ft. Casey Tour, Plants and Birds of the Forest, Bog Exploration, Plankton, and Maxwelton Restoration Project. Cost for the day is $10. Call WSU Beach Watchers, 679-7391 or WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, AUG. 30-SEPT. 9Arctic and Resident Shorebirds of the Salish Sea: Learn species identification and habitats of one of the most challenging bird groups to identify and study. Series has two classroom and two field study sessions. Open to beginner and advanced skill levels. Instructor: David Drummon, wildlife research biologist/naturalist. $100 for 4-week series. Classes held at Padilla Bay-Breazeale Interpretive Center in Bayview. Aug. 30 lecture 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 2 fied study, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 7 lecture, 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 field study TBA. Pre-registration required. Call (360) 428-1558 or (360) 766-6008.SATURDAY, SEPT. 2Keystone Landing guided walk: 2 p.m., Keystone ferry parking lot. Bird watching and beachcombing while learning about Whidbey history. Wear comfortable shoes for 2-mile walk and dress for weather. SATURDAY, SEPT. 9Ebey's Bluff guided walk: 2 p.m., at parking lot at beach. From Highway525 in Coupeville, take Ebey Road south to trailhead. Wear comfortable walking shoes for 4-mile loop. SEPT. 23 & 24Washington State Sport Kite Championships: Casey Conference Center. Free flight school for new fliers and a no-fee beginners class competition Sunday. To register for sport-kite competition, call 678-9358 or visit Early registration discount for registrations before Sept. 1. Hosted by Whidbey Island Kite Festival.CLUBSTUESDAY, SEPT. 5Good Sams RV: 7:30 p.m., Western Village Estates Clubhouse to plan September campout. SUPPORTFRIDAY, 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 ( 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 for locations.FOURTH TUESDAYFibromyaliga Support Group: Freeland, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call (360) 321-4705; e-mail 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 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 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. "

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