Community Calendar

Events, classes and entertainment throughout Whidbey Island.


Free home-gardening advice, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at the Coupeville Farmers Market, Alexander and 8th streets (behind the library). Offered by Island County Master Gardeners. 360-678-2949.


Lit for Fun, 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, Freeland Library,  5495 Harbor Ave., Freeland. Join a discussion of Temple Grandin’s “Emergence.” Free. 360-331-7323;


Visit from the Fire Department, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Oak Harbor Fire Department will share safety information and invite children aboard a fire truck. Free. 360-675-5115.


After the Festival Show, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, Pacific NorthWest Art School, 15 N Birch St., Coupeville. Share an evening of art, refreshments and mingling with local artists. Free. 360-678-3396; 1-866-678-3396;


Summer Art Studio Tour, all day Friday-Sunday, Aug. 24-26 at 18 studios around Whidbey Island. View demonstrations and meet artists. Map available at


Island Shakespeare Festival: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 24-26, Storyhouse Stage, 6449 Old Pietila Road, Clinton. Free, donations accepted. 360-221-1710;


2012 Whidbey Island Dream Kitchen Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Self-directed tour of six unique kitchens in private homes around Whidbey Island, sponsored by American Association of University Women. Tickets: $15 at Angelo’s Caffe, Oak Harbor; Lind’s Pharmacy, Coupeville; Sound Business Center, Freeland; Star Store, Langley. 360-678-9224 or 360-675-4990;


Bluegrass Concert, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Local bluegrass musicians. Tickets: $10; children 15 and under free. 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121;


Rock the Rock 2012, 3 p.m.-dark Saturday, Aug. 25, Blue Fox Drive-In Theater, 1403 Monroe Landing Road, Oak Harbor. Bands play until the first movie begins. Free, but donations will benefit the Blue Fox’s conversion to digital.


Wag ’n’ Walk, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Greenbank Farm. “Dogs in Space” themed fundraiser for Whidbey Animals Improvement Foundation. Dog games and contests, prizes for best space costume; K-9 and other dog demonstrations.


Sunday Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Rd., Greenbank. Free. Kettle corn, beef jerky, perennials, art, jewelry, woodworking and more.


Gloria Ferry-Brennan Performs, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market. Free. Market is open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2812 Thompson Road. 360-341-4456;


Freeland  Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, 5725 S. Country Club Dr., Langley. $125 includes green fees, lunch and dinner;Wine and cheese tasting at 4 p.m., $20; Dinner and auction 5:30 p.m., $35 per person. 360-331-1980;


Microsoft Jumpin’Jive Orchestra performs, 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Pavilion in Coupeville Town Park, located at the top of the hill on Coveland Street. Free.


Sunday Live Music Series, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Taste for Wine tasting room and art gallery, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Music by Muse & Eye. Free. 360-321-0515;


Job Club, 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Topic: Negotiating job offers. 360-675-5115;


Teen Movie Matinee, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Free showing of “The Hunger Games.” 360-675-5115;


Summer Street Dance,
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.29, Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. Langley. Western Heroes plays for free, family-friendly street dance. 360-321-4145.


From Coupeville to Your Cup, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, Coupeville Recreation Hall, Coveland St., Coupeville. Program honoring coffee pioneers Jim and Dave Stewart, founders of Seattle’s Best Coffee. Sponsored by Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association. Free. 360-678-5434.


All-Island Community Band Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor.  Free. 360-675-1330.


Labor Day Nursery Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Free admission on sales days. Inventory reduction sale – up to 50 percent off potted plants as well as most in-ground stock. 360-678-1912;


Woodpalooza Reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Free. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. 360-678-1347.


Oak Harbor Music and Jazz Festival, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, historic downtown Oak Harbor. Free. Donations accepted to benefit the Blue Fox Drive In’s conversion to digital format. 850-485-4256;


Woodpalooza & WICA Exhibition, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1-Monday, Sept. 3. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Free. Annual show of Whidbey’s finest woodwork. 360-678-1347; garyand


South Whidbey DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel, 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Trinity Church’s Grigware Hall, Freeland. Sponsored by Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County. Required by local driving instructors. Free. 360-672-8219;


WineryRocks! Summer concert series, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Whidbey Island Winery, 5237 Langley Rd., Langley. Featuring Spoonshine, roots, rock and Americana. Tickets: $20 (includes glass of wine for 21 and older); $18 Wine Club members; $15 10-20 years old; 10 and under free; Reservations: 360-221-2040.


PBY Open House, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, Aviation History Center, Building 12, Seaplane Base, Oak Harbor. Free tours offered of WWII PBY patrol aircraft. 360-240-9500.


Heritage Tour, 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, Sunnyside Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Coupeville. Historian and pioneer descendant Roger Sherman leads. Tickets $5 at Island County Historical Museum, 908 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. 360-678-3310;


Wednesday Nights with the Stars, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Adults and teens can watch “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” rated PG-13. Free. 360-678-4911;


Hunter Education Class, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 to Friday, Sept. 7; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 8. Register at 360-914-0354 or 360-969-2440. Must register with state as well at


Greenbank Garden Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse, Bakken and Firehouse roads, Greenbank. Program: Your Season Floral Ideas by guest speaker Eileen Oldham. Free. 360-579-5880.


Friends of the Coupeville Library Potluck and Business Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Coupeville Library 788 N.W. Alexander St., Coupeville. Free. Bring a dish to share and a friend. 360-678-4911;


Shifty Sailors in Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, Coupeville High School Peforming Arts Center. Guest appearance by world-renowned sea shanty singer Tom Lewis. Tickets are $10; children admitted free. Call 360-678-5019.


Great Oak Harbor Giveaway, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, VFW Post Hall, 3037 Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. All are welcome to take what they need, whether they have something to trade or not. Clothes and household items in clean, useable condition. 360-675-2338.


Town of Coupeville’s Annual Salmon BBQ, Noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Coupeville Town Park. Lions will cook and serve an Alder-barbecued salmon dinner, including corn, coleslaw, potato salad and dessert. Tickets: $20. 360-678-4105 to reserve will-call tickets. 360-678-6480.


Concert on the Cove, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Coupeville Town Park. Dillinger’s Clambake performs. Free. con-certsonthe


Coupeville Booster Club Golf Tourney, 1:30 p.m.  Sunday, Sept. 9. $70 includes greens fees, cart and burger buffet. Cost goes to $80 after Aug. 25. Visit


Soil Fertility Class, 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, A201, Greenbank. Learn in-depth strategies and principles organic farmers use to manage soil fertility from Sebastian Aguilar. Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds. 360-678-7710;


Librarians as Information Guides: Navigating the Online Health Information Maze, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Free. For adults. 360-678-4911;


Hunter Education Class, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 to Friday, Sept. 14; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 15. Register at 360-914-0354 or 360-969-2440. Must register with state as well at


NorthWhidbey DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel, 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Oak Harbor Library Conference Room 137. Sponsored by Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County. Required by local driving instructors. Free. 360-672-8219;


Sno-Isle Libraries 50th Year Celebration, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Coupeville Farmers Market. Community celebration of 50 years of library services. Free.


Whidbey Island Farm Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. Free, self-guided tour of 18 working farms on Whidbey Island. 360-678-4708;


Greenbank Farm’s 15th Birthday Party, 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, A201, Greenbank. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the purchase of the Greenbank Farm. Free and open to the public. RSVP to 360-678-7710;


Whidbey Island Kite Festival, all day Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23, Camp Casey Conference Center, Coupeville. $20 advance registration to participate; $30 after Sept. 1. Free to watch. 360-678-9358;

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