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"COMMUNITYWEDNESDAY, OCT. 11Watershed Advisory Committee: 6 p.m., South Whidbey Resource Center, 5474 South Maxwelton Road.Candidates Night: 6:30 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome. Hear candidates speak and ask questions. Candidates include: Barry Sehlin, Dave Anderson; Mary Margaret Haugen, Norma Smith; Mac McDowell, Lynne Wilcox; Mike Shelton, William Rowlands. Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women. Web sites with information on candidates and issues are at www.dnet.org/WA or www.dnet.org/WA or www.washingtonvoter.org.THURSDAY, OCT. 12Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Fellowship Hall, Coupeville United Methodist Church. Speaker: Walt Blackford, a Whidbey Island resident who is developing a quarterly magazine called This Island: A Journal of Whidbey Life. Call 678-5434.SATURDAY, OCT. 14Saturday in the Sideroom: Archeology Day, 2 p.m., Island County Museum, Front and Alexander Sts., Coupeville. Learn about artifact identification. Admission is free; donations accepted to benefit county historical society and museum. Call 678-3310.OCT 14 & 15Adopt-A-Pet weekend: Noon to 4 p.m., WAIF. Members of Safeway Veterinary Strategic Alliance will be at WAIF to help match animals with people according to type, breed, and age as well as by amount of space, family size, amount of free time, and other pets in household. New owners will receive free information on care and things needed for new pet, free exam certificate at participating vets, and savings on pet food and supplies. View WAIF animals at www.waif.org or call 678-5816. The shelter is at 20168 Highway 20, Coupeville.MONDAY, OCT. 16Float registration deadline: For Coupeville High School homecoming, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. This year's theme is fairytales and all floats are welcome. Float parade will be at halftime. All floats will line up in elementary school playfield before the game. Call Rod Merrell, 674409 ext. 237.WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18Issues Night: Each initiative on the ballot will be discussed, pros and cons of ballot measures will be presented, and questions will be taken at a public meeting at 7 p.m., Service Alternatives, behind GTE building off Main Street in Coupeville. Sponsored by League of Women Voters. Web sites at www.dnet.org/WA, www.dnet.org/WA, and www.washingtonvoter.org.OCT. 20, 21 & 22Aliveness Through Cancer art show: Anyone who has turned to art as therapy or as a response to cancer is invited to submit work for exhibit in the annual Aliveness Through Cancer art show at Bayview Art Studio. Cancer survivors, those who support them, and anyone working with cancer patients are invited to share their work - art, photography, sculpture, collage, prose, or other art forms. There will be a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Sponsored by Whidbey General Hospital. Call 678-7624.FRIDAY, NOV. 17Oak Harbor Yard Waste final collection: Yard waste collection will end for the winter. Call Solid Waste Division, 679-5551 ext. 243.THURSDAY, NOV. 30Grant application deadline: For Coupeville Festival Association grants. Categories for funding are historic preservation, artistic enhancement and community development. For application package write Coupeville Festival Assocation, PO Box 611, Coupeville 98239 or call 678-5116. Applications must be postmarked no later than Nov. 30, 2000 for consideration. HARVESTSATURDAY, OCT. 14Giant Pumpkin Contest: Registration starts at noon, Coupeville High School gym parking lot. Contest begins at 1 p.m. Prizes for biggest pumpkins grown by adults and juniors; ugliest pumpkin; prettiest pumpkin. Call Lee Roof, 675-5687.IN OCTOBERPumpkin sales: Island County 4-H pumpkins available to purchase October 14 and 15 at the trade fair and at the Farmer's Market in Coupeville. Pumpkins sold daily at Salmagundi Farms south of Coupeville, at Greenbank Store, and along Highway 20 north of Arnold Road throughout October. Sale supports individual 4-H Club activities and Island County 4-H International Exchange Program.HALLOWEENSATURDAY, OCT. 28Underwater pumpkin carving: Scuba divers will carve pumpkins under water at Rosario Beach. Meet at Dive Shop at 10 a.m. Call 675-1112.Saturday in the Sideroom: Ghost stories start at, 2 p.m., Island County Museum, Front and Alexander Sts., Coupeville. Hear local and non-local spooking stories. Admission is free; donations accepted to benefit county historical society and museum. Call 678-3310.FUND-RAISERS SATURDAY, OCT. 14Super bingo: Doors open at 2 p.m., game starts at 7 p.m., American Legion Post No. 129. $500 jackpot. Call 675-6752.THROUGH OCT. 15Entertainment books available: North Puget Sound edition and Greater Seattle/Eastide editions. From Coupeville Middle/High School Booster Club members and parents of the Coupeville Class of 2002. Also at local sporting events and local businesses Coupeville. Call Rhonda Larson 678-4957 or Judy Good 678-4399.WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18Bowl for Breath: Deadline for entries to bowl on Oct. 21 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Oak Bowl to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Goal per person is $100; raise $35 for three free games; raise $50 for free T-shirt. Collect money from sponsors prior to Oct. 21. Money raised will go to research on cystic fibrosis, a deadly respiratory disease. Contact Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 100 W. Harrison, North Tower, Suite 510, Seattle 98119. Call (800) 647-7774; fax (206) 283-8359; email@example.comONGOINGBox tops collected: Coupeville Elementary School is collecting box tops from General Mills products. Bring tops to Coupeville Elementary School lobby.BAZAARSOCT. 13 & 14Emblem Club: Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elks will serve food on Friday. Saturday, soup, chili and pies will be sold by the Emblem Club.SATURDAY, NOV. 4Concordia Lutheran Ladies Missions: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Concordia Lutheran Church, 590 N. Oak Harbor St. Lunch served. Cookie decorating for children. 675-2548.FRIDAY, NOV. 10A night of dazzling desserts: Holiday bazaar preview from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., First Reformed Church. Assortment of desserts for sale. Coffee, cider and cookies will be served. SATURDAY, NOV. 11First Reformed Church: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 250 SW Third Ave. Homemade soup, bread and pie served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.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.MWR Nor'Wester Activity Center: Holiday bazaar Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many local artists. Kids craft and magic show at 1 p.m. Open to public, call 257-2432.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.MARKETSSATURDAYSCoupeville: 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.ENTERTAINMENTTUESDAY, OCT. 17Late Nite Catechism: One-woman show by Aubrey Manning starts at 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Elk's Lodge. Sponsored by Whidbey Arts Foundation benefiting an Oak Harbor performing arts center. $30 general admission; $50 teacher's pet section, available at Pony Mailing, Daily Grind and Wind and Tide. THURSDAY, OCT. 19Concerts on the Cove: Blues and jazz harmonicist Carlos del Junco will play at 7:30 p.m., at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center. The Havana-born world champion harmonicist's will be backed by a lead guitar, bass guitar and percussion. Call 678-4684.MONDAY, OCT. 16Community Concert: The Rhythm Brothers play at 7 p.m., Skywarrior Theatre, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Show that ranges from swinging jazz to hot bluegrass. The concert is the first of five in the 2000-2001 series. Season tickets $45; youth tickets $25; a family subscription $90. Subscriptions include reciprocity with other concert associations in the western United States. Tickets for individual concerts $20 for adults, $10 for children. Tickets and subscriptions are available at the Daily Grind. May be asked to show picture identification. Call 675-3658 or 675-2767.Community Concert subscription drive: Season tickets for five fall and winter concerts, sponsored by the Community Concert Association of Whidbey Island, are on sale now. Artists will include the Rhythm Brothers; Richard Glazier, recitalist and solo pianist; Angela Cheng and the Diaz Trio; the Limelighters; and Proteus 7. All concerts held at Skywarrior Theatre on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Individual season tickets cost $45; youth tickets are priced $25; and a family ticket costs $90. Subscriptions include reciprocity with other concert associations in the western United States. Call 675-3658 or 675-2767. POLITICALWEDNESDAY, OCT. 18Reservation deadline: For North Whidbey Republican Womens Club Heritage Dinner Oct. 21 at Kasteel Franssen. Guest speaker: Norma Smith, 10th District candidate for state senate. $25 per person. Call Jo Balda, 679-4595 or 675-3246. Send checks to NWRWC c/o Jo Balda, Box 340, Key Bank, Oak Harbor, 98277. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.CLASSESFRIDAY, OCT. 13Folkdance sessions: 7:45 p.m., Bayview Hall. No partner or experience necessary. Sponsored by South Whidbey International Folkdancers. $6 per class. Oct. 13, review night; Oct. 20, Neal Sandler; Oct. 27, Halloween Party with music by Nisava.OCT 13-14 & 27-28Labor Support Essentials: Doula training course offered by Pregnancy Aid of Whidbey Island. Doulas are women who provide emotional, physical and informational support to women and their families before, during and just after childbirth. The 30-hour course prepares women for certification with Doulas of North America (DONA). Instructor: Shellie Moore. Call (360) 221-6477; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site at www.dona.comFRIDAY, OCT. 20 & SATURDAY, OCT. 21Babysitting class: $30. Friday, 5-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. American Red Cross. Call 257-2096; email@example.com. Payment due before class.MONDAYSClogging lessons: 6 p.m., old North Whidbey Middle School gym. For ages 8 and up. Classes are every Monday. Call Vanessa Armstrong, 279-9287.THURSDAY, 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, 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.SCHOOLSTHURSDAY, OCT. 19Special Education Parent, Professional Advisory Council: 7 p.m., Mitzel's. Parents and special education staff collaborate and provide resources on special needs children. SEPAC meets first Thursdays during school year. Call 279-2312; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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.FRIDAY, DEC. 1Scholarship application deadline: For Whidbey Writer's Conference program for high school and college students. Winners will meet March 2-4, 2001, with nationally acclaimed authors, editors and agents who will share expertise in writing and marketing fiction, non-fiction, children's, poetry, screenwriting and magazine writing. Call Amber Kizer, (360) 321-8523; email@example.comTHROUGH 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.REUNIONSSATURDAY, OCT. 14Coupeville High School Class of 1985: 6 p.m. to midnight, Coupeville Recreation Hall. All 1980s classes and high school staff are invited. Call 678-2926.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.WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MARCH 28Playgym open: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bayview Hall, Langley. Indoor winter play for children ages infant to kindergartners and adults. $1 per child per visit. Oct. 4.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, OCT. 21Plant Sale: 9 a.m., Greenbank Progressive Hall, Bakken and Firehouse Roads. Master Gardeners available to answer questions. Greenbank Garden Club Millennium Cookbook on sale; silent auction for special garden items; raffle for gems donated by members and merchants. Proceeds benefit Greenbank Garden Club projects. Call 678-6615.WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15Application deadline: For WSU Master Gardener training. Find out how experts raise perfect gardens and team with veteran Master Gardeners in helping the public solve garden problems. Participants receive 66 hours of free training; graduates are required to volunteer a minimum of 85 hours over two years. Sessions held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., Jan 23-Feb. 27. Training held in Anacortes; carpooling available. For applications, call Judy Sexton, 679-7327 or write Master Gardener Program, PO Box 5000, Coupeville 98239. LIBRARYMONDAYS, OCT. 16 & 23Baby and Me Storytime: Stories, songs, bouncing rhymes for 6-18 month-olds and adults. Playtime follows storytime. 6:30 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. SATURDAY, OCT. 14Insect Safari Harvest Festival program: 10 a.m., Coupeville Library. Don Ehlen shows insects from around the world. For ages 5-12 and preschoolers if accompanied by adult. Co-sponsored by Coupeville Elementary School PTA and Sno-Isle Regional Library System.OCT. 15-21Teen Read Week: For teen 12-18, at Oak Harbor Library. Teen vote for best book they read this year and earn a chance to win gift certificate for free book. Forms available at Oak Harbor Library.THURSDAY, OCT. 19Friends of the Library: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Program: Tulalip tribe members will tell the history of their tribe.SATURDAY, OCT. 21Northwest Bookfest bus trip: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 250 nationally and regionally acclaimed writers at Stadium Exhibition Center in Seattle and more than 90 different programs. Exhibitor booths, take workshops and activities for families, and book signings. $20 for trip; $5 suggested donation to Bookfest. Sponsored by Friends of the Coupeville Library and Coupeville Community Education. Bus leaves and returns from Coupeville Park and Ride. Minimum of 15 needed for trip. Call Cheryl Torres, CCE Director, 678-6222. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25Estuaries school age program 2:30 p.m., Coupeville Library. Learn about animals living in local estuaries. See live animals and an estuary soup skit. Presented by Padilla Bay National Estuarine Reserve. For ages 5 and up.THURSDAY, OCT. 26Mystery Book Club: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Discuss author Meg Margaret Chittenden.TUESDAYS 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.FRIDAYS THROUGH 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.HEALTHTHURSDAY, OCT. 12Breast Cancer Symposium 2000: 5-9 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Learn about early detection and prevention. Sponsored by Whidbey General Hospital and Naval Hospital Oak Harbor. To register, call Trish Rose, 678-7656 ext. 3350. Register on-line www.whidbeygen.org.ONGOINGFIRST THURSDAYSHIV/AIDS for Health Care Providers: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Independent education video course meets state requirements for health care providers needing four or seven hours of aids education for licensing purposes. Certificate given at end of class. $20. Call 678-5151.OCTOBERMONDAY, OCT. 16Stress Management: 7-9:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Learn what stress is, its physiological and psychological effects and identify particular symptoms of stress. Instructor: Denise Miller, Monday, Oct. 16, 7-9:30 p.m. $10. Call 678-5151.Common Sense Crime Prevention for Senior Citizens:2-4 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Knowledge and actions to build confidence in ability to protect yourself and be independent Instructor: Jim Bailey, private consultant and crime prevention/public information officer of the Oak Harbor Police Department. $10. Call 678-5151.TUESDAY, OCT. 17Common Sense Crime Prevention for Senior Citizens: 2-4 p.m., Langley Methodist Church. Knowledge and actions to build confidence in ability to protect yourself and be independent Instructor: Jim Bailey, private consultant and crime prevention/public information officer of the Oak Harbor Police Department. $10. Call 678-5151. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: 7-9 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Dr. Jane Mays will discuss the current ideas of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of ADHD. Free. Call 678-5151.WEDNESDAYS, OCT. 18 THROUGH NOV. 15Insight and Healing Through Guided Imagery: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn techniques for healing, physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Each group will begin with a guided inner journey. Journaling and experice sharing. Instructor: Jane Klassen. $40. Call 678-5151.THURSDAY, OCT. 19Low Fat Vegetarian Cooking: 7-9 p.m., Senior Services of Island County, Langley. Learn to create nutritious low fat dishes, nutritional benefits of the recipes, how to use the food pyramid for menu planning, and the difference between good and bad fats. Recipes and sampling included. Instructor: Charlene Suzuki. $18.Managing Chronic Pain With T'ai ChiT'ai chi, an ancient form of exercise for body and mind, can be used in pain management to release necessary brain chemicals, to tone down the perception of pain, and improve the ability to cope. Workshop includes a demonstration, 30 minute workout and an explanation and history of T'ai Chi, with a specific emphasis on pain management, (fibromyalgia, headaches, diabetic leg and foot conditions, chronic fatigue,injuries, arthritis). Instructor: Jill Reed, Saturday, Oct. 21,1-2:30 p.m. Fee: $18. Therapeutic Nutrition for a Healthy HeartClass explores how adding certain foods to your diet can help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. Discussion of the changing role of dietary fat in heart disease as well as the different cardiac diet plans. Recipes and meal ideas provided. Instructor: Lori Taylor, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7. Smoking CessationThe Utah Department of Health, a national leader in successful quit-smoking programs, designed this program. Topics covered include the dynamics of tobacco cessation, quitting skills and skills to maintain tobacco reduction/cessation status. Participants need to attend all sessions. Free NicoDerm patch prescription. Instructor: Sandy Aikins, Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 23-Nov. 9, 7-8 p.m. Free.Strength TrainingThis class will focus on strength training for the average person citizen and/or weekend warrior. Specific strengthening goals and cover main muscle groups using considerations like balance problems and osteoarthritis. You will also gain understanding of concepts such as proprioception open and closed chain kinetics and plyometrics. Instructor: Tom Benson and Kasie Elmore, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m. at Coupeville High School Gymnasium. Fee: $6. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25Osteoporosis screening: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Island Athletic Club, 5522, South Freeland Ave., Freeland. Quick, non-invasive, accurate wrist scan. $35, includes immediate test results, interpretation and consultation. Call (260) 331-2582.SATURDAY, OCT. 28Managing Depression with T'ai Chi: 1-2:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Demonstration, 30 minute workout and an explanation and history of T'ai Chi, with a specific emphasis on the management of depression and chronic fatigue. Instructor: Jill Reed. $18.OUTDOORSSATURDAY, OCT. 14Audubon field trip: Southend forest walk. Meet 9 a.m., entrance to South Whidbey State Park. Leader: Steve Ellis, 678-2264. Bad weather may cancel, call leader.TUESDAY, OCT. 31Audubon field trip: Southend sea and land. Meet 9 a.m., Doghouse in Langley. Leaders: Diana Durden and Sylvia Hollis, (360) 221-8226. Bad weather may cancel, call leader.MILITARYTUESDAY, OCT. 10Flu, pneumonia, and tetanus shots: For veterans and spouses, 2-6 p.m., American Legion Hall, Oak Harbor. Bring shot records and VA medical ID cards, if available or get new record started. To enroll in VA health care system, bring DD-214 and any VA letter that establishes service connection. Call (360) 257-4801.American Legion: 7 p.m., at American Legion hall. Meets second Tuesdays.Spouses, family members and friends: Of VAQ-139, SeaOpDet, or USS Abraham Lincoln. Meets 7 p.m., Family Services Center. Group will plan monthly dinners, holiday events and Family Gram. Children are welcome. Call 240-9706; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.OVER 50TUESDAY, NOV. 14, OR DEC. 12MacIntosh Computer Seminar: 1-3 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Call 679-6620.SPECIAL INTERESTTHURSDAY, OCT. 12La Leche League Toddler Group: 10 a.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, NW Second and Heller. Encouragement and support for mothers who wish to breastfeed. Nursing babies and toddlers welcome. Call 679-3562, 678-8019, or 679-8362.MONDAYS 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. Call Peggy Callister, 240-1940 TDD/Voice; e-mail email@example.comOCT. 20 & 21; NOV. 17 & 18; DEC. 1 & 2Maxwelton Watershed Restoration Training: For Maxwelton Creek property owners and interested community members. Friday classroom from 7-9 p.m. Saturday field sessions, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Training is free and pre-registration is required. In exchange for workshop and materials participants are asked to volunteer 25 hours restoring, monitoring, or maintaining the creek. Call (360) 579-1272; firstname.lastname@example.org.CLUBSWEDNESDAY, OCT. 11Whidbey Audubon southend: 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. Speakers: Audubon member and Beach Watcher Mary Jo Adams on Rosie, the gray whale, whose skeleton is soon to be displayed at the Coupeville Wharf; Susan Berta and Howard Garrett on Washington's Orcas: Fascinating, Mysterious, and In Trouble. THURDAY, OCT. 12Alpha Beta master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi: 11:30 a.m. sack lunch at home of Doris Goetz. Program: The trip to Germany.Christian Women's Club: 11:30 a.m., CPO Club, $7.50. Program: Be Prepared. Nursery available. Call 675-5053 or 675-9724.American Association of University Women: 5 p.m., Whidbey Institute, Clinton. Vivian Hull will give tour of facility and explain its visions. Light dinner will be served for $8. Call Joyce Veatch (360) 341-1790 for directions and reservations.Greenbank Progressive Club: Potluck at 6 p.m., clubhouse on Bakken and Firehouse Roads. Business meeting will follow program. Call 678-6003.Whidbey Audubon northend: 7 p.m., Coupeville High School life science room.. Speakers: Audubon member and Beach Watcher Mary Jo Adams on Rosie, the gray whale, whose skeleton is soon to be displayed at the Coupeville Wharf; Susan Berta and Howard Garrett on Washington's Orcas: Fascinating, Mysterious, and In Trouble.SUPPORTTHURSDAY, OCT. 12Naranon 12-step program: For friends, relatives, family, loved ones dealing with legal or illegal drug abuse in a family, 7 p.m., Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland, Oak Harbor. Learn that drug abuse is an illness; improve attitude; regain hope for future; share problems; develop peace of mind; encourage user to seek help; gain self-confidence. Call 679-1255 or 279-2553.SATURDAY, OCT. 14Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 1 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital conference room A. Call 679-3637 or 679-3620.FRIDAY, OCT. 20Stroke Support Group: 2 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital board room. Call Ann Hardy, 678-7619.SATURDAY, OCT. 21Polio Survivors Support Group: Organizational meeting. 10 a.m., Whidbey Cottages club house, 161 W. Whidbey Ave. Handicap access is provided. Call Betty Whitaker, 675-7503 or Doug Tassie, 679-2495.HELPING HANDSSATURDAY, DEC. 2Volunteers needed: To help with Children's Hospital bazaar at Coupeville High School. Opportunites for set up and clean up and fund-raising booths. Call 678-7108.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 (email@example.com).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. "