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"COMMUNITYWEDNESDAY, JAN. 17Desert Storm -10 Years Later: Speaker and video presented to honor those who died during service in the 1991 Gulf War. Reflections by those who planned and fought the largest combat effort since the Vietnam War. Sponsored by Association of Naval Aviation (ANA), Northrop Grumman and USPA&IRA. Coordinated by Electronic Attack Weapons School (EAWS). 3:30-6 p.m., Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Officers Club.FUND-RAISERS SATURDAY, JAN. 6Christmas tree recycling: Bring Christmas trees to Oak Harbor High School parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. There is a $5 recycling fee; the trees will be mulched. Benefits Oak Harbor High School Class of 2001 alcohol and drug free graduation night party. The city will not pick up trees this year due to budget cuts. Call 679-2100.THURSDAY, FEB. 1Theater Party: You Can't Take it With You, curtain time at Whidbey Playhouse is 7:30 p.m. The $14 donation benefits Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce. During intermission, desserts by Susan Vanderbeek of The Oystercatcher and beverages will be served. Tickets are available at Coupeville Pharmacy, during chamber meeting on Jan. 11 and from the chamber's board of directors. ONGOINGBox tops collected: Coupeville Elementary School is collecting box tops from General Mills products. Bring tops to Coupeville Elementary School lobby.CLASSES FRIDAY, FEB. 2Folkdancing: 7:45-10 p.m. Guest instructors Jerry Wade and Diane Kammerzell. Focus on Israeli dances and prepare for live band Kosher Red Hots Friday, Feb. 9. $6. No partner is necessary. Call South Whidbey Parks and Recreation, (360) 221-5484 or (360) 730-1605. 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.SCHOOLSRegistrations accepted: For 7th and 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C., Memorial Day, 2001. Five-day trip will include stops in Williamsburg and Gettysburg. $1,350 per person. Call Peter Szalai or Lynne Carpenter, Oak Harbor Middle School. Oak Harbor Cooperative Preschool: Has openings for the 3/4- and 4/5-year-old classes. For information or to register, call 675-7613.TUESDAY, JAN. 9Oak Harbor Class of 2001 parents: 6:30 p.m., O ak Harbor High School room 26A. Call 679-4494.KIDSSATURDAY, JAN. 6Children's Program: 2:30 p.m., Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Stories, games and activities for children ages 5-12. Call 675-5115, ext. 58.FRIDAYS BEGINNING JAN. 12Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs and simple crafts for ages 3-5 with adult. 10 and 11 a.m., Oak Harbor Library. Call 675-5115. SATURDAY, JAN. 13Reservation deadline: For Late Nite Central family night Jan. 20. For kids in 6-8 grades and their families starts at 6:30 p.m., Coupeville Rec. Hall. There is no charge for the catered meal. Call 240-1322.MONDAY, JAN. 15Youth Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m., John Vanderzicht Pool. The first 125 kids ages 10 to16 years-old or younger children with parents will be admitted free. Co-sponsored with Jet City Rentals. Call 675-7665. SATURDAY, JAN. 204-H Rally Night: 6:30 p.m., Coupeville Elementary School Multipurpose Room. New members and their families will be initiated and welcomed in to Island County 4-H program. Night includes penny carnival games, door prizes, chocolate bar raffle, refreshments and candlelight initiation ceremony. 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.LIBRARY THURSDAY, JAN. 18Friends of the Library: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Program: Ezra Meeker - Remember the Oregon Trail, by Raymond Egan, Washington Humanities for the Arts. THURSDAY, JAN. 25Mystery book club: 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Library. Discuss author Carola Dunn. HEALTHTHURSDAY, JAN. 4VFW/Lion's Club Blood Drive: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., VFW Hall 3037 N. Goldie Road Oak Harbor. Call Don Dunn, 675-5371.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. MILITARYTHURSDAY, JAN. 4Disabled American Veterans: 7 p.m. in Building 13 Seaplane Base. Call 675-4727; mayd@naswi.navy.mil SPECIAL INTERESTTHURSDAY, JAN. 4The North Whidbey Republican Womens Club: Noon, Mitzels in Oak Harbor. Call 675-1930 or 675-3246.MONDAYS JAN. 8 THROUGH MAYHandy Dandy bowling league: For anyone with a disability. Bowl from 3:30-5:30 p.m., at Oak Bowl, 531 SE Midway Blvd. $5 per day covers two games, shoe rental and pizza party at end of the season. Wheelchair ramp available. Call Peggy Callister, 240-1940 TDD/Voice; e-mail nuts@whidbey.netJAN. 8-26Celebrate Writing contest: Submit manuscripts for the second annual contest sponsored by Whidbey Island Writer' Association. All Whidbey Island writers ages 18 and older may submit manuscripts in one or all categories (only one entry per category). Poetry: Original poetry in free verse or form, not to exceed 24 lines. Short fiction: A complete or representative segment of a short story, not to exceed 1,200 words. Essay: informational, persuasive, or descriptive essay on any subject, not to exceed 800 words. Life history essay: Autobiographical essay, not to exceed 800 words. Children's literature (new category): Any prose written for children, not to exceed 1,200 words. If a picture book, text only. Entry blanks are available at Sno-Isle libraries in Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland, Langley, and Clinton. Manuscripts may be submitted at any Sno-Isle Library between Jan. 8-26. Call (360) 331-2038, (360)678-1300; or e-mail thereads@whidbey.com.CLUBSSATURDAY, JAN. 6Old 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. Chrysler factory training. Call 678-4104.TUESDAY, JAN. 9Retired Public Employees of Washington: 10:30 a.m., Fireside Room, Coupeville Methodist Church. Call 679-7236.Emblem Club: 7 p.m., Elk's Lodge, Oak Harbor. THURSDAY, JAN. 11Greenbank Progressive Club: Potluck at 6 p.m., clubhouse at Bakken and Poor Roads. Bring wrapped item for Bingo prize. Call 678-6003.SATURDAY, JAN. 13American Association of University Women: 9:30 a.m., Fire Station N. 5, Race Road. Speaker: Gina Merrion on her experiences in the 1970SUPPORTTUESDAY, JAN. 9La Leche League: 6:45 p.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, NW Second and Heller, Oak Harbor. Encouragement and information for mothers. Nursing babies welcome. Call 678-8019 or 679-3562.Hepatitis C Support Group: 7 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital downstairs conference room at Whidbey General Hospital. Meets second Tuesdays. Call 678-6095.THURSDAY, JAN. 11La Leche League Toddler Group:10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, NW Second and Heller. Encouragement and support focusing on toddler issues for mothers who wish to breastfeed. Nursing babies welcome. Call 678-8019 or 679-3562.HELPING HANDSVolunteer panelists needed: For Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC). Panelists can be anyone who has been affected by driving under the influence (DUI) - friends or family members of someone injured or killed in a DUI crash, EMT, ER nurse or doctor, patrol officer, coroner, therapist, or attorney. Panelists put a face on those affected by DUI. Call JoAnn Hellmann, 675-8397. 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 (tchamp@oakharbor.net).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 NW 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. "

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