"THANKSGIVINGTHURSDAY, NOV. 23City collection change: Due to holiday, garbage and recycleables usually collected on Thursday in Oak Harbor, will be collected Friday. No changes in Friday’s schedule.Coupeville Community Thanksgiving: Meal starts at noon, Coupeville Rec. Hall. All of Coupeville welcome. To donate money or food, sign up at Cheyenne Business Equipment, Coupeville Yarns or Great Times Espresso. Deliver food donations to the Rec Hall from 10 a.m. to noon, Thanksgiving Day.COMMUNITY 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.CHRISTMASFRIDAY, DEC. 1Festival of trees: Formal gala and auction, 6 p.m., Elk’s Lodge. The band Highway 20 will perform. There will be a silent auction, entertainment and refreshments surrounded by decorated trees. The evening’s highlight will be a live auction of decorated trees and wreaths. Tickets are $50 each. Benefits CADA and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Call 675-3262; 2, 16 & 17Photos with Santa: 1-4 p.m., Island County Museum, Coupeville. Children, adults and pets welcome. Call 678-3310.WEEKENDS, NOV. 24 THROUGH DEC. 17Admiralty Head Lighthouse gift shop: Open in the lighthouse that is decorated for Christmas. Lighthouse-related gifts and other items available. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 24, 25, and 26; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 2 and 3, 9 and 10; 16 and 17. Supports educational efforts of WSU’s Beach Watchers and Waste Warriors. Call 679-7391.NOV. 24 THROUGH DEC. 10Wreaths available: From Boy Scout Troop No. 59. 12-inch wreaths are $15; 14-inch wreaths are $20. Call Jenne Jackson, 679-0754.MONDAY, NOV. 27Order deadline: For wreaths, swags, holiday cookie trays and homemade casseroles from United Methodist Church. Call Alice Jensen, 675-2639.THROUGH DECEMBERWreath orders taken: By Oak Harbor Garden Club. 19- to 20-inch fir and mixed greens with plaid weather-resistent bow for $15. Half of profits go to club’s Civic Improvement Fund for beautification of Oak Harbor. Call 675-5716 or 678-1053.SATURDAY, DEC. 9Holiday Home Tour: Annual Christmas home tour will feature historical and contemporary Coupeville homes decorated for the holidays. Tour runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 678-3310.FRIDAY. DEC 15Holiday Dance: 7:45-10 p.m., Bayview Hall. Guest band: Folkvoice. Beginners to experienced dancers welcome or come to listen and watch. $6 per person. Call (360) 221-2944, (360) 730-1605 or (360) 221-5484.THROUGH DEC. 24Sees Candy sales: Four flavors of candy bars, $1 each. Oak Harbor Senior Center. Benefits DayBreak and Respite Program.FUND-RAISERS THROUGH NOV. 29Dollhouse tickets available: For handmade log cabin dollhouse. Mary and Kye Roth made, furnished and donated the house to Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. Tickets are $1; $5 for six. Available at Island County Museum or from any Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington member. Drawing held Dec. 1. Benefits local chapter and Island County Historical Society.THROUGH SATURDAY, DEC. 9Friends of the Library silent auction: Coupeville Library. Bid on new and gently used books. There are more than 250 titles available. Top bidders will be notified by phone the week of Dec. 11.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.American Girl doll tickets available: $1 tickets on sale for an American Girl doll and accessories including handmade quilt. Tickets are at Toddler Learning Center, 950 SE Regatta. Drawing held Dec. 13. ONGOINGBox tops collected: Coupeville Elementary School is collecting box tops from General Mills products. Bring tops to Coupeville Elementary School lobby.BAZAARSSATURDAY, 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 wings@whidbey.netIOOF Temple: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 721 SE Barrington Dr. Sponsored by Oak Leaf Rebekah Lodge. Benefits high school scholarships. Call Nita Sherwood, 675-2012.Hospital Guild: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital conference rooms. Greenbank Progressive Club: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., clubhouse at Bakken and Poor Roads. MWR 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.TUESDAY, NOV. 21Careage of Whidbey: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Careage of Whidbey lobby, 311 NE Third, CoupevilleNOV. 24 &25Freeland Community: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Freeland Community Hall. Crafts, gifts, wreaths and garland. Lunch available all day. NOV. 26, 27, 28; WEEKENDS THROUGH CHRISTMASBroken Arrow Fund: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., between Animal Hospital and Frontier Village on Midway Blvd. Fund helps people pay for their pet’s veterinary bills. Held Call 240-8888.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. 2Christian Reformed Church: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1411 Wieldraayer Road, off Swantown Road.Childrens Orthopedic Hospital: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coupeville High School gym. Call 678-7108.Oak Harbor Elementary School: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., multipurpose room. Call 679-1862.Coupeville Methodist Church: Coffee, 9:30 p.m.; bazaar opens at 10 a.m. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.DEC. 2 & 3Emblem Club: Oak Harbor Elk’s lodge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday.SATURDAY, DEC. 9Western Village Mobil Estates: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Benefits CADA. Call 679-4016 or 679-2732.BAZAAR VENDORS WANTEDBroken Arrow Fund: Bazaar 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 26, 27, and 28 and weekends through Christmas. Fund helps people pay for their pet’s veterinary bills. Held between Animal Hospital and Frontier Village on Midway Blvd. Call 240-8888.Oak Harbor Elementary School: Craft fair on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in school’s multipurpose room. Supports school PTA. Call 679-1862.EntertainmentNOV. 19 AND 20Auditions: For You Can’t Take It with You at 7 p.m. at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 S.E. Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. The comedy has roles for seven women and 12 men of various ages, from 20s-60s. Special needs include a woman who has had ballet experience and can dance on pointe; a man who can or is willing to learn to play the xylophone; and African-American actors. Scripts may be read at the Playhouse. Rehearsal schedule once the cast has been chosen: First read-through: Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Regular rehearsals: Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m. starting on Sunday, Nov. 26. Holiday break from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. The production plays during the month of February 2001.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 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. CLASSES FRIDAY, DEC. 1Folkdancing: 7:45 p.m., Bayview Hall. Instructor: Neal Sandler. No experience or partner necessary. Presented by South Whidbey International Folkdancers. Call South Whidbey Parks and Recreation, (360) 221-5484.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.MONDAYS AND TUESDAYSAloha Dancers: Polynesian dance classes. Mondays at Nor’Wester Activity Center children from 6-7 p.m., adults from 7-9 p.m. Meets Tuesdays at Youth Center on Regatta. Call 679-6473.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.FRIDAY, DEC. 8Folkdance class: 7:45-10 p.m., Bayview Hall. International request night features dances from Greece, Russia, Scotland, the Balkans, Israel and South Africa. No partner necessary. $6 per person. Call(360) 221-5484, (360) 730-1605 or (360) 221-2944.PARENTSMONDAY, NOV. 20Class of 2003 Parents: 7 p.m., Oak Harbor High School Room A14. Guest speakers: Carol Kalloch and Avis Berney on SATs and career couselling at the high school.SCHOOLS MONDAY, NOV. 20Homeschoolers on Whidbey: 6:30 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Program: “Triumph of Liberty” by Abounding Grace Homeschool Co-op.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; writers@whidbey.comKIDSSATURDAY, 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.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.LIBRARYTHURSDAY, 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.”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.SATURDAY, NOV. 18“The 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.Harry Potter and his pals: National Children’s Book Week program, at 2:30 p.m., Oak Harbor Library for ages 5-12. THURSDAY, NOV. 30Mystery Book Club: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Discuss author L.L. Thrasher.MONDAYS, THROUGH NOV. 27Bedtime Storytime: Stories and songs to end the day. 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Library.FRIDAY, NOV. 24Preschool storytime: 10 a.m., Coupeville Library. Stories, music and crafts for ages 2-5 with adult. Last of series; storytime will resume in mid January.SATURDAY, DEC. 2Light in the Darkness — Lore, Legends and Lyrics: 10 a.m., Coupeville Library. Irish storyteller, Dr. Maggie Bennett presents holiday stories and legends from around the world. For all ages. Funding is provided by the Sno-Isle Multicultural Fund and the Friends of the Coupeville Library. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6 Coupeville Literary Society: 6:15 p.m., Coupeville Library. Featured author: Molly Gloss. New members welcome.THURSDAY, DEC. 14Friends of the Library open house: Cider and cookies available all day at Coupeville Library.TUESDAYS THROUGH 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.THURSDAY, DEC. 21Friends of the Library: Holiday party, 3 p.m, Hayes Hall, Room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Music, food, silent auction. Call 675-5595; e-mail 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.OUTDOORSSATURDAY, NOV. 18Audubon field trip: Half-day trip to Freeland water sites. Meet 9 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. Leader: Susan Bennett, call (360) 331-4779. Bad weather may cancel. Call leader.Kite fun-fly: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Casey. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by Whidbey Island Kite Flyers. Call 678-7052.SATURDAY, NOV. 18Hash House Harriers: Run at 2 p.m., Rhododendron Park south of Coupeville on Highway 20.TUESDAY, NOV. 28Audubon field trip: Half-day trip to Penn Cove. Meet at end of Monroe Landing Road. Leader: Don Knoke, call 678--3703. Bad weather may cancel. Call leader.FRIDAY, DEC. 15Registration deadline: For Audubon Christmas Bird Count 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16. Teams led by experienced birders will count birds at locations around North and Central Whidbey. Call Bob Merrick, 678-3161; e-mail tinekesfam@aol.comOVER 50WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22Deposit deadline: For Dec. 27 trip to see Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” in Seattle. Leave the Andrade’s at 9 a.m., return 6 or 7 p.m. $55 members; $65 non-members includes ticket and transportation. There are 19 seats. Deposit of $25 due Nov. 22; balance by Dec. 8.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 INTERESTTHURSDAY, DEC. 14Midwifery Information Night: 7-9:30 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Skagit Valley College. Session will cover topics ranging from the history of midwifery to modern day and educational opportunities for midwives today. A panel of midwives and consumers will speak. A PBS award-winning movie, “Born in the USA,” will be shown. Presented by Midwives Association of Washington State. Call Cynthia Jaffee, 678-3594.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 nuts@whidbey.netCLUBS MONDAY, NOV. 20Quilters on the Rock: 7 p.m., Coupeville Methodist Church. Program: Instruction on making note cards and envelopes. Bring paper cutting scissors and pencil. Call Kay Herring, 678-6728.MONDAY, NOV. 27Beta Sigma Phi: City council, 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.SATURDAY, DEC. 2Old Car Breakfast Club: 9 a.m., Whidbey General Hospital conference room A. Share knowledge and skills related to history, preserving, restoring and operating vintage automobiles. Call 678-5562.SUPPORTSATURDAY, NOV. 18Polio Support Group: 10 a.m., Whidbey Cottages clubhouse, 161 W Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. Learn about Post Polio Syndrome. Call Betty Whittaker, 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 ( 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 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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