Community Calendar

"COMMUNITY THURSDAY, SEPT. 21Island County job fair: 2-5 p.m., Elks Lodge. Potential employees should come dressed for interviews and with several resumes to give to prospective employees. Call 240-4706.FUND-RAISERS SATURDAY, SEPT. 16Flea market cancelled: The Rebekah Lodge flea market set for today at the IOOF Hall has been cancelled.Golden Ear Day: By Oak Harbor Lions Club. Brochures and stickers handed out all day. Proceeds support Lions Newborn Hearing Assessment Program and goal of having all newborns' hearing tested by age three months. Fashion show and luncheon: Noon at Elks Lodge. Weekenders fashions for all sizes. Tickets are $7. Call Helene Lewis, 675-2313, Mabel Caldwell, 675-0482 or the Elks Lodge, 675-7111.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27Breakfast for Education: 7-9 a.m., Oak Harbor Yacht Club. $15 per person. Proceeds benefit scholarships and special programs in Oak Harbor School District. Sponsored by Oak Harbor Education Foundation. The foundation is also seeking new members. Write to PO Box 1801, Oak Harbor 98277. Call 675-3571.MONDAY, SEPT. 18 THROUGH OCT. 6Entertainment book sale: By Oak Harbor Christian School. $30. Call Kim Franssen, 240-9285 to reserve a book.SATURDAY, SEPT. 23Trash and treasure sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Augustine's in the Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Rd., Freeland. THROUGH SEPT. 29Quilt raffle tickets: For Dresden Plate queen-sized quilt. Tickets $1 available at Oak Harbor Senior Center. Benefits DayBreak and Respite Program. SATURDAY, SEPT. 30Fashions, Feathers, and Friends: Benefit for Friends of Home Health Care and Hospice of Whidbey General Hospital. 2 p.m., Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. Tea and style show with silent auction. Hats and coats from early 1800s to the 1960s will be featured. Silent auction is for city of birdhouses. Tickets: $20. Available at Casual House in Oak Harbor and Coupeville Pharmacy. Write: Home Health Care and Hospice, PO Box 400, Coupeville 98239. Make checks payable to Friends of HHC. Call 678-7605.SATURDAY, OCT. 7Run for Kids' Sake: Benefit for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. 10K, 5K runs; 2-mile walk. Starts 10 a.m., South Whidbey Parks and Recreation, 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley. $20 for runs; $15 for walk. Call 1-888-840-4794 for registration form.BAZAAR VENDORS WANTEDOak Harbor Senior Center: Tables for holiday bazaar Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Senior Center. Call 679-6620.Oak 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 Benefit: Tables available to rent at holiday bazaar Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coupeville High School gym. Call 678-7108.MARKETSTHURSDAYSOak Harbor: 4-7 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.CLASSESMONDAY, SEPT. 18Square dance lessons: 7 p.m., Coupeville Rec. Hall. Instructor: Dave Harry. Beginner lessons at 7, advanced from 9 to 10 p.m. First three lessons are free.TUESDAY, SEPT. 19Toddle Tunes: First class in 9-week series for children ages 3 to 6 meets noon-12:45 p.m., Coupeville Dance Center. Instructor: Deborah Lund, developer of Baby Beat classes. Interactive music activities kids and their parents includes singing, dancing, play-party games, fingerplays, movement, body percussion and instrument playing. Cost: $75. Call Coupeville Dance Center, 678-5877.FRIDAY, SEPT. 22Folkdance sessions begin: 7:45 p.m., Bayview Hall. No partner or experience necessary. Sponsored by South Whidbey International Folkdancers. $6 per class or $30 for the series. Sept. 22, Rich and Susan Thomas; Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, Jerry Wade; Oct. 13, review night; Oct. 20, Neal Sandler; Oct. 27, Halloween Party with music by Nisava.SATURDAY, SEPT. 23Adult CPR and First Aid: $30. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Red Cross. Call 257-2096; Payment due before class.SEPT. 25-29Kids drawing classes: by Libby Berry. At Admirals Cove clubhouse after school, 3:30-6 p.m. Call 678-1406.MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS, STARTING SEPT. 25Boating Skills and Seamanship: 13-lesson course meets 7-9 pm., Anacortes Fidalgo Center, 1701 22nd St., Anacortes. Books and materials cost $32. Sponsored by United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and Anacortes Parks and Recreations. Call (360) 293-9300, (360) 293-2795 or (360) 299-2185.FRIDAYS, SEPT. 29 THROUGH NOV. 17Public boating course: Eight-week course meets at 6:30 p.m., Skagit Valley College. Learn boating skills. Sponsored by US Power Squadron. Call Michelle Sladko, 679-0652. Class also held in Freeland at Bayview Senior Center, Tuesdays, at 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 26. THURSDAY, OCT. 5 OR NOV. 30Self-esteem and communication workshop: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Skagit Valley College. Free workshop to build self-esteem and learn how to communicate effectively. Call 675-6656 ext. 5346.WEEKDAYS, OCT. 6-26 OR DEC. 1-21Turning Point classes: for displaced homemakers to design and begin working toward success. 9 a.m. to noon, Skagit Valley College. Receive college credits; childcare funds available. Call 675-6656 ext. 5346.PARENTSTHURSDAY, SEPT. 21Mothers of Preschoolers: 9:30 a.m., New Covenant Fellowship. Support group for mothers with small children meets first and third Thursdays. Listen to speakers, share experiences with other moms and make crafts. Call Kristie Rogers, 279-0834.SCHOOLSSEPT.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.MONDAY, SEPT. 18 Homeschool panel: 7 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Discuss different homeschooling styles, philosophies and materials. Sponsored by Independent Homeschoolers on Whidbey and open to anyone interested in independent homeschooling. Call Anne Louise, 679-1349.THURSDAY, SEPT. 21PTA organizational meeting: 6:30 p.m., Olympic View Elementary School gym. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25Free special education screening: By appointment only, sponsored by coupeville School District. For parents concerned about their child's development. Call Tammy Glover, 678-4551 ext. 228 for appointment.KIDSCamp Fire Boys and Girls Clubs: Start soon on Whidbey Island. Kindergarten through 12th grade. Adult volunteers and parents also needed. Call Robyn Wynn, 678-0234.DAILYRoller Barn open: Skate sessions are daily except Fridays from 2-5 p.m. Additional sessions are Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m.; Fridays from 7-11 p.m.; Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Call 240-9273.GARDENSATURDAY, SEPT. 23Mushroom cultivation: 7 p.m., Bayview Senior Center. introduction to cultivation methods by wildcrafter Kelly Sweeney. Sponsored by South Whidbey Tilth. Suggested donation $5. Call 678-4168. LIBRARYTUESDAYS IN SEPTEMBERToddler Storytime: Stories, songs and activities for children 18-36 months accompanied by an adult. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Library. Call 675-5115.THURSDAY, SEPT. 21Friends of the Library: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Speaker: Bill McNae of woodcarving.THURSDAY, SEPT. 28Mystery book club: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Featured author: Marcia Mutter.FRIDAYS, SEPT. 22-NOV. 17Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, and activities for 3- to 5-year-olds and their grown-ups. Two sessions: 10 and 11 a.m., Oak Harbor Library. No registration required. Call 675-5115. OVER 50TUESDAYS THROUGH OCT. 10Stock investing strategies: 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Sponsored by Edward Jones. Call 679-6620.TUESDAY, OCT. 10, NOV. 14, OR DEC. 12MacIntosh Computer Seminar: 1-3 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Call 679-6620.FRIDAY, SEPT. 29Anniversary dance: 7-0 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Call 679-6620.SPECIAL INTERESTMONDAYS, SEPT. 19 THROUGH DEC. 19Dandy Handis bowling league: For anyone with a disability. Bowl from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oak Bowl, 531 SE Midway Blvd. $5 per day covers two games, shoe rental and pizza party Dec. 19. Wheelchair ramp available. There will be a short meeting Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Call Peggy Callister, 240-1940 TDD/Voice; e-mail nuts@whidbey.netTUESDAY, SEPT. 26Canning for the Holidays, Part 1: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ace Hardware. Principles of water bath canning to prepare jams, jellies, conserves, chutneys, syrups, pie fillings. Tips for assembling gift baskets. $5 materials fee. 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., Ace Hardware. Learn to make pickles, marinated pickle products, and flavored vinegars. $5 materials fee. Sponsored by Master Food Preservers. Pre-registration required. Call 679-7327.OUTDOORSSATURDAY, SEPT. 16Beach cleanup: At Fort Casey and Double Bluff. WSU will provide all equipment necessary for safe cleanup and will handle disposal. An inventory of beach litter will be taken and send results to Center for Marine Conservation. Children welcome but some areas are not child-friendly. Call Cheryl May, 678-4100.SEPT. 23 & 24Kite Festival and Washington State Sport Kite: Fort Casey State Park. Co-hosted by Whidbey Island Kite Flyers and Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce. Attendance is free. There will be Fighter kites, a flyingschool, flight demonstrations, art in the sky displays, previously owned kites on sale and a raffle of kite and Island related items.CLUBSMONDAY, SEPT. 18Quilters on the Rock: 7 p.m., Coupeville Methodist Church. Program: Showcasing your award-winning quilt and creating a lap quilt for Linda Lee Martens. Call Mary Lou Hart at 675-9238 for materials list.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20Retired Officers' Wives Club: 11:30 a.m. Officers' Club. Plans for the year will be announced. Call 240-0560.MONDAY, SEPT. 25Beta Sigma Phi council: 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27Daughters of the American Revolution: Noon, CPO Club. Christmas wrap sale. Speaker: Jacque Perry, For Your Own Safety. Call 675-1417.SUPPORTSUNDAY, SEPT. 17Environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome support group: First meeting of new group, 1 p.m. Held in natural environment near Oak Harbor. Please no frangrances. Led by PhD, psychotherapist with EI/MCS/CF. Call 675-3194; cfidsresearch@aol.comWEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20Parkinson Support Group: 1:30 p.m., Cam-Bey Apartments, 50 Main St., Coupeville. There will be a guest speaker. Call 675-2797.TUESDAY, SEPT. 26Compassionate Friends: 7 p.m., Coupeville Methodist Church. For families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Speaker: Colleen Lura, bereavement coordinator for home health care. Call 679-9555, 675-4115 or 678-7496.HELPING HANDSMONDAY, SEPT. 18Volunteer training session: For Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County. 6:30 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Put a face on those affected by DUI: family members, friends, EMTs, doctors, nurses, law enforcement, therapists, attorneys. Call JoAnn Hellmann at 675-8397 or e-mail accepted: For a veterans memorial at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Henry Cougar and a group of veterans is working to raise $10,000. Donate directly at Whidbey Island Bank at 675-5968 or InterWest Bank 679-5548. Call Ottesen at 675-6957.Lions Health Screening Unit: Needs volunteers screen Coupeville students for vision and hearing problems Sept. 19, 20, and 21. Call Mary Tippets 678-6393.Long Term Care Ombudsman: Help make a difference in the lives of 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.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.HOLD MONDAYS, THROUGH APRIL 24Bedtime Storytime: 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Stories and songs for families to end the day. Pajama wearing encouraged. Call 675-5115.TUESDAYS THROUGH APRIL 25Toddler Storytime: Stories, songs and activities for children 18-36 months accompanied by an adult. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Library. Call 675-5115.FRIDAYS THROUGH MAY 12Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, and activities for 3- to 5-year-olds and their grown-ups. Two sessions: 10 and 11 a.m., Oak Harbor Library. No registration required. Call 675-5115. =TUESDAY, SEPT. 12Non-profit executive directors: First monthly meeting, 8 a.m. at Mitzel's in Oak Harbor. Representatives from local banks and companies will discuss their community outreach programs and how charities can apply for funds and volunteer labor. Other meetings will focus on issues common to all non-profit charities on Whidbey Island. Contact Robin Hertlein, Executive Director of CAPF at (877) 331-7343, or "

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