"COMMUNITYSATURDAY, JAN. 13Saturday in the Sideroom: Whidbey Island woodcarvers will demonstrate their skills at 2 p.m., in Island County Museum, Coupeville. Bring your own woodcarving and get advice. Donations benefit the museum and historical society. Call 678-3310.MONDAY, JAN. 15City collection change: Due to holiday, garbage and recycleables usually collected on Mondays in Oak Harbor, will be collected Tuesday. No change in Tuesday's schedule.Blood drive: 1-3:15 p.m., 4-7 p.m., Coupeville Methodist Church. Walk ins accepted, reservations preferred. Sponsored by Rainbow Girls. Call 675-9154.WEDNESDAY, 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.Relay For Life: Kickoff committee meeting at 6 p.m., new Whidbey Island Bank, 450 SW Bayshore Dr., Oak Harbor. The 24-hour relay is set for June 8 and 9. Relay benefits American Cancer Society local services. Call Yvonne Musgrove, 675-4283 or Myrna Wilson, 675-2336.TUESDAY, JAN. 23Reservation deadline: For Brunch with Legislators on Jan. 27. Mary Margaret Haugen, Kelly Barlean and Barry Sehlin will give their views on issues and answer questions. The brunch will start at 9:30 a.m., Henderson's Restaurant, Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. $10 per person, payable at door or send check to LWVWI, PO Box 1933, Oak Harbor, 98277. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island. Call Call Hilary WIllingham, 679-2299 or Delores Randall 675-3695.THURSDAY, JAN. 25Lion's Club blood drive: Noon to 6 p.m., Coupeville Methodist Church. Call Bill Johnson, 678-3990.SATURDAY, JAN. 27Saturday in the Sideroom: Discussion of Capt. Vancouver and his 1792 expedition of Puget Sound by Capt. John Stone, 2 p.m., in Island County Museum, Coupeville. Donations benefit the museum and historical society. Call 678-3310.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31Retirement reception: For Jan Coffman, retiring after 34 years with Island County 4-H. From 2:30-4:30 p.m., Coupeville Rec. Hall. FUND-RAISERSTHURSDAY, 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 or by calling 678-1100. ONGOINGBox tops collected: Coupeville Elementary School is collecting box tops from General Mills products. Bring tops to Coupeville Elementary School lobby.CLASSES THURSDAY, FEB. 1Public boating safety: 8-week class held Thursdays. Sponsored by Deception Pass Power Squadron. Call 679-0652.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. MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, BEGINNING FEB. 26Boating Skills and Seamanship: 13-week class begins at Anacortes Fidalgo Center. Books and materials cost $32. Classes held from 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Anacortes Parks and Recreation. The center is at 170 22nd St. Call (360) 293-9300, (360) 293-2795 or (360) 299-2185.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.SCHOOLSTHURSDAY, JAN. 18PTA chili feed: 6-8 p.m., Oak Harbor High School Parker Hall. Bring one can of chili per family; bread, drinks and dessert provided. At 6:30 a presentation on the vision for Oak Harbor High School will be presented. At 7:15 there will be a roundtable discussion. WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 31 AND FEB. 28Developmental screenings: Coupeville School District will offer free screenings for anyone concerned about a child's development. This is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call Tammy Glover, 678-4551, ext. 228.Child Find screening: Free developmental screenings for birth through 21 years is available through Oak Harbor School District. Screenings for children who may have difficulty with motor coordination, speech/language development, emotional and/or health difficulties. Students enrolled in private schools are also eligible for screening. Call Oak Harbor School District Special Programs, 679-5809.Registrations 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.KIDS FRIDAY, JAN. 19Neutral Zone: Big-glove boxing night at Roller Barn with Partnership With Youth. Friday, Jan. 26, will be flag football night. Call 240-9273.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. FRIDAYSPreschool Storytime: Stories, songs and simple crafts for ages 3-5 with adult. 10 and 11 a.m., Oak Harbor Library. Call 675-5115. 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 Carol Dunn. HEALTHSATURDAY, JAN. 27Wellness Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coupeville Elemetary School's Multi Purpose Room. Learn about wellness and wellness programs available. Many booths will focus on community wellness programs. Sponsored by Coupeville School District.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31Ritalin, is it safe, is it necessary workshop: 7 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Facts on ADHD/ADD, Ritalin and alternative choices. To reserve a seat, call Oak Harbor Chiropractic Health Center, 240-0718.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. OUTDOORSSATURDAY, JAN. 13Hash House Harriers run: 2 p.m., Cap Sante overlook in Anacortes. Go west on Commercial to Fourth St. and turn right, follow Fourth to end and turn right and go up the hill to the Cap Sante overlook parking lot. Limited parking: carpooling suggested. Call 679-6448.SATURDAY, JAN. 20Audubon field trip: Half-day trip to Anacortes. Meet at City Beach at 9 a.m. Call Sandy Shields, 675-9585. Bad weather may cancel, call leader if in doubt.SATURDAY, JAN. 30Audubon field trip: Half-day trip to Crockett Lake and Fort Casey for migratory waterfowl. Meet at City Beach at 9 a.m. Call Don Knocke, 678-9585. Bad weather may cancel, call leader if in doubt.SPECIAL INTERESTMONDAYS 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.netTHROUGH JAN. 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 through Jan.26. Call (360) 331-2038, (360)678-1300; or e-mail TUESDAY, JAN. 23Island County Historical Society annual meeting: 1 p.m., Island County Museum, Coupeville. Society board will present a review of year's accomplishments and outline goals for 2001. An open house of the museum will follow the meeting. Call 678-3310.FRIDAY, JAN. 26Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington: Dessert lunch at noon, home of Lillian huffstetler, 2066 W. Madrona Way, Coupeville. Call Claudia Libbey, 675-4384 or Murrieal Short, 678-4470. SATURDAY, FEB. 3Old Car Breakfast Club: 9 a.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Share knowledge and skills on history, preserving, restoring and operating vintage automobiles. Call 678-3104.SUPPORTSATURDAY, JAN. 13Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 1 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital, conference room A. Call 679-3620 or 679-3676.FRIDAY, JAN. 19Stroke Support Group: 2 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital board room. Topic: New Year's resolutions. Call Ann Hardy, 678-7619.SATURDAY, JAN. 20Post Polio Syndrome Support Group: 10 a.m., Whidbey General Hospital conference room A. Guest speaker: Carl Larson, a former March of Dimes poster boy and a founder of Polio Outreach of Washington. Call Betty Whittaker, 675-7503 or Doug Tassie, 679-2495.HELPING HANDSTHURSDAY, JAN. 18Volunteer training: For Community Accountability Boards for Island County youth diversion and truancy programs. Volunteers meet directly with youth and families to determine effective interventions and resources necessary. Training held at 6 p.m., Island County Main Street Conference Room, 400 North Main, Coupeville. For packet and information, call 679-7325.Volunteer 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 ( 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 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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