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"DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTHOCT. 25 & 26In Her Shoes: Simulation based on true stories of Washington state women who have been victims of domestic violence will be presented at different locations on Whidbey Island. Venues: from 1-5 p.m.; Oct. 25, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Hospital, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. In Her Shoes can be presented at other locations on request. Call 675-CADA.OCT. 28 & 29Learning How to Help: A Call to Action seminar: Presented by Washington State Office of Crime Victims' Advocacy Saturday and Sunday, at Skagit Valley College, Hayes Hall Room 137. Free, 15-hour training workshop is for new volunteers, peer counselors, health care providers, or community members who want to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Registration required. Call 675-CADA.FLU SHOTSSTARTING WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1Flu shot clinics: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at various locations. Sponsored by Island County Health Department and Whidbey General Hospital. $12 per person. All clinics held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 and 13, at Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St.; Nov. 3, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland; Nov. 10 Oak Manor, 640 SE 8th Ave, Oak Harbor; Nov. 15, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5425 Mexwelton Rd., Langley. Priorities for shots given according to CDC recommendations. First priorty given to persons with high risk of complications, people with chronic disease, household contacts of high risk persons, people ages 65 and older; people with chronic metabolic diseases; children ages 6 months to 18 years receiving long term aspirin therapy; women in second or third trimester of pregnancy during flu season.. As vaccine becomes available, recommendations include people ages 50-64 and then all other persons. Persons with Medicare Part B will not be charged for flu or pneumonia vaccinations. Medicare will be billed directly; Medicare card required. Medicaid will be billed directly also; bring medical coupons.After scheduled flu shot clinics, flu shots will continue to be given during immunization clinics: Mondays, 1-5 p.m., 401 N. Main, Coupeville; Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m., North Whidbey Resource Center, 1791 NE First Ave., Oak Harbor; Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m., South Whidbey Community Health, 5475 S. Maxwelton Rd., Langley.COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25Skagit/Island Regional Transportation Policy Organization: 10 a.m. to noon, Commissioners Hearing Room, Courthouse Annex, Coupeville.OCT. 30-NOV. 10Applications taken: For Help House Thanksgiving baskets. Persons who qualify may apply at Help House, 1091 SE Hathaway St., Oak Harbor, during normal working hours. No applications taken by phone. Baskets distributed No. 20-23. To donate call 675-0681.THURSDAY, NOV. 2Island Transit Citizens' Advisory Committee: 3 p.m., Island Transit bus barn, 19758 SR 20, Coupeville. Call 678-7771.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.HARVESTIN OCTOBERPumpkin sales: Island County 4-H pumpkins available 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.FUND-RAISERSTHROUGH NOV. 7Tickets available: For Coupeville Lions shopping spree held Nov. 11 at Prairie Center. Winner gets three minutes to shop. Tobacco, liquor and meat excluded; no more than three of any one item may be chosen. Winner will receive $50 of meat, including a turkey. Tickets available from any Coupeville Lion and from Coupeville-area businesses Nov. 3 and 4.THROUGH DEC. 13Dollhouse tickets available: $1 tickets on sale for handmade dollhouse. Coupeville Lions Club is sponsoring the sale to benefit Central Whidbey Youth Coalition. The dollhouse is made from a Smithsonian Institution kit and measures two feet by three feet by three feet. Tickets available from Lions Club, CWYC board members and local banks and stores. Drawing held at December Lions Club meeting.THROUGH NOV. 2Tickets available: For dessert and musical, The Melody Lingers On, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2. $15 per person. Benefits Partnership With Youth. THROUGH SATURDAY, NOV. 11VFW Buddy Poppies: On sale from local VFW members. Directly benefits needy and disabled American veterans and their families.SATURDAY, NOV. 18Arts and crafts fair: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., IOOF Temple. Sponsored by Oak Leaf Rebekah Lodge. Benefits high school scholarshilps. Call Nita Sherwood, 675-2012.MONDAY, NOV. 27Order deadline: For wreaths, swags, holiday cookie trays and homemade casseroles from United Methodist Church. Call Alice Jensen, 675-2639.ONGOINGBox tops collected: Coupeville Elementary School is collecting box tops from General Mills products. Bring tops to Coupeville Elementary School lobby.BAZAARSNOV. 3 & 4Oak Harbor Senior Center: 6-9 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. More than 15 crafters featured.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.Oak Harbor Christian School: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., school gym, 675 E. Whidbey Ave. Special kids' room. Call 675-2831.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.SATURDAY, NOV. 18St. Augustine's Catholic Church: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 185 N. Oak Harbor St. Bakery and kitchen basket boutique. Coffee and baked goods.Whidbey Presbyterian Church: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Midway Blvd. and SE 8th Ave. Bake sale, crafts, plants. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Oak Harbor Middle School PTA: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Middle School. Lunch, bake sale, raffle, kids craft corner. Terri Neilon 679-5180 or e-mail email@example.comMWR Nor'Wester Activity Center: 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.FRIDAY, DEC. 1Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Call 675-2441. Orders for wreaths, swags, holiday cookie trays and homemade casseroles must be placed by Nov. 27. Call Alice Jensen, 675-2639.SATURDAY, DEC. 2Childrens Orthopedic Hospital: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coupeville High School gym. Call 678-7108.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 Harbor Christian School: Some space still open for bazaar Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., school gym, 675 E. Whidbey Ave. Call 675-2831.Oak Harbor Middle School PTA: Holiday bazaar Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8 X 10 space, $25. Call Terri Neilon 679-5180; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.EntertainmentWEDNESDAY, NOV. 1Singers needed: To join community choir and perform Christmas with the Classics. The concert will be Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m., First Reformed Church. Lynn Vehorn, choir director at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, will direct the choir. Anyone is welcome but basses and tenors are especially needed. Rehearsals will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Nov. 11, 18 and Dec. 2.; dress rehearsal will be 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8. Call Vehorn at (360) 321-6104.NOV. 2- 5Whidbey Dance Bonanza: Dance festival featuring social dances, classes and performance with 25-30 dances and activities spread over four days and nights. All live music with six venues in Central Whidbey, Coupeville and Greenbank. Advance general pass: $22. Shuttle bus service between venues is free to passholders. Call 678-5434 for information. Call 678-1100 if you want to teach or perform. ONGOINGCommunity 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 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. CLASSESFRIDAY, OCT. 27Folkdance sessions: 7:45 p.m., Bayview Hall. Halloween Party with music by Nisava. No partner or experience necessary. Sponsored by South Whidbey International Folkdancers. $6.WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1Septic System Workshop: 7-9 p.m., Monroe Landing Fire Hall, 1160 Monroe Landing Road, Oak Harbor. Learn how to properly maintain a septic systerm. Cash door prize to defray cost of pumping. To register, call 678-7327. Presented by Waste Warriors and Island County Health Department.THURSDAY, NOV. 2First Aid Basics: 5:30-10 p.m., American Red Cross. $20. Call 257-2906; email@example.com. Payment must be received two days prior class.WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8HIV/AIDS: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. $20. Call 257-2906; firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment must be received two days prior class.NOV. 16, 17 & 18Babysitting: 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. American Red Cross. $30. Call 257-2906; email@example.com. Payment must be received two days prior 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.SCHOOLS THURSDAY, OCT. 26Ice cream social: With Kristi Salkil, Cottey College representative, 7 p.m., Langley Methodist Church. For girls in grades 9-12 and parents. Cottey College is a private girls college owned by PEO Sisterhood. Call Mia Wallgren, 675-5348. Web site www.cottey.edu.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 known 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; firstname.lastname@example.orgKIDSTHROUGH OCT. 30Registrations taken: For Moving and Grooving fall session. Classes for kids six months to 8 years include parent/child, arts and crafts, soccer, baseball, basketball and Spanish. Six-week classes start Oct. 30. Indoor playgrounds are also available during the week. Call 679-9155. SATURDAY, NOV. 18Family Night: 6:30-9 p.m., Coupeville Elementary School multipurpose room. Free dinner and games for all kids in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 and their families. Sponsored by Central Whidbey Youth Coalition. Call 240-1322.Camp 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.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 2-5 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.GARDENTHURSDAY, OCT. 26Master Gardeners: 7:45 p.m., Fire Station No. 5, 215 E. Race Rd., Coupeville. Speaker: Doug Kelly, Island County hydrologist. For special accommodations, call Island County WSU Cooperative Extension at 679-7327, ext. 557, at least 48 hours in advance.TUESDAY, NOV. 14Oak Harbor Garden Club: 10 a.m., IOOF Temple, Barrington Dr. Speakers: Joyce Terreel on Conservation: Protecting Our Beaches; and Preserving Ebey's Landing by a guest from the Nature Conservancy. Lunch will be served. New members welcome. Call 675-9167.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. LIBRARYWEDNESDAY, 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.MONDAYS, OCT 30-NOV. 27Bedtime Storytime: Stories and songs to end the day. 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Library.TUESDAYS OCT. 31-DEC. 19Toddler 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. 24Preschool storytime: Stories, music and crafts for ages 2-5 with adults. Learn a different word in sign language each week. 10 a.m., Coupeville Library.WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1Coupeville Literary Society: 6:15 p.m., Coupeville Library. Featured author, Rosamunde Pilcher.SATURDAY, NOV. 18The Jungle Book puppet show: By Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, 2 p.m., Coupeville Elementary School multi-purpose room. For all ages. Part of National Children's Book Week. Sponsored by Sno-Isle Multi-Cultural Fund, Friends of the Coupeville Library and the Coupeville Elementary PTA.THURSDAY, NOV. 30Mystery Book Club: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Discuss author L.L. Thrasher.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.THURSDAY, NOV. 16Friends of the Library: 3 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Speaker: Kelly Machel, cookbook author, will discuss her book Month of Meals: Ond Day to a Freezerful of Entrees.HEALTHWEDNESDAY, 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.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.OVER 50WEDNESDAYS, OCT. 25, NOV. 1 AND 8Taking the Mystery out of Writing and Self Publishing: Three-week seminar by author Mary Syreen of Anacortes. 1-3 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Seminar is free; attendees should bring questions and finished or unfinished manuscripts. Call 679-6620.THURSDAYSBeginning French clinic: 1-3 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Eleven-week class by Joe Croteau, who started French program at South Whidbey High School. $20. Call 679-6620.TUESDAY, NOV. 14, OR DEC. 12MacIntosh Computer Seminar: 1-3 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Call 679-6620.SPECIAL INTERESTMONDAYS 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.comCLUBSMONDAY, OCT. 23Beta Sigma Phi city council: 7:30 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church.THURSDAY, OCT. 26Jaycees: Re-organizational meeting: 6-9 p.m., Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 32630 Highway 20. Junior Chamber of Commerce is open to people between the ages of 21 and 39, especially those employed by local busiensses and other organizations. Past and potential new members are invited to help re-form the local chapter. Nationally, Jaycees support fund-raising for causes such as Muscular Dystrophy and March of Dimes, and have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals and housing for the elderly. Call 675-3755 or 675-2793. FRIDAY, OCT. 27Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington: Noon lunch at new retirement center, 1045 SW Kimball Dr., Oak Harbor. Report on fall board meeting in Spokane. Call Murrial Short, 678-4470.SATURDAY, OCT. 28Island County Amateur Radio Club: 9 a.m., Fire Station No. 5, 215 E. Race Rd., Coupeville. Program: Emergency Communications. VE testing at 11:30 a.m. Call (360) 331-5367; firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 321-5874; email@example.com; www.whidbey.com/top/icarc.news.htmlSATURDAY, NOV. 4Old Car Breakfast Club: 9 a.m., Captains Galley, 10 Front St., Coupeville. Share knowledge and skills related to vintage automobiles. Call (360) 331-8225.SUPPORTTUESDAY, NOV. 7Parkinsons Support Group: 1:30 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center.HELPING HANDSFRIDAY, OCT. 27Volunteer deadline: For Upper Skagit Eagle Watchers run by North Cascades Institute with Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The program begins in November with eagle experts training adult volunteers in bald eagle ecology, identification and management issues related to Skagit River's winter bald eagle population. Eagle Watchers answer questions and provide free information to people who come to the Upper Skagit River to watch bald eagles in December, January and February. Volunteers commit to 12 hours of training in November and 16-20 hours staffing stations during peak eagle viewing months. Training dates are Nov. 2, 4 and 9 in Sedro-Woolley. January is the peak bald eagle viewing month. Call Jeffi Giesen at North Cascades Institute, (360) 856-5700 ext. 211.SATURDAY, 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 (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 6:20 p.m., weigh-ins 4:45-6:10 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. "