Community calendar

Events and activities coming up on 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.

Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. Sponsored by Oak Harbor Lions. Walk-ins welcome. 360-240-9483.

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.

Meerker 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; meerkerk@whidbey.net.

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; oakharbormusic@yahoo.com.

Labor Day Weekend Music at Blooms, 3-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, Blooms Winery Taste for Wine and Art, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Jazz with Mr. Six on Saturday, fun faves from the 60s with Al Benson on Sunday. Free. 360-321-0515; bloomswinery.com; tasteforwinewhidbey.com.

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; garyandsandyleake@comcast.net.

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

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; brownpapertickets.com. 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 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; islandcountymuseum.com.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2812 Thompson Road off Highway 525. Guitar artist Quinn Fitzpatrick will perform. No space fee for vendors, just sales commission. 360-341-4456; market@southwhidbeytilth.org.

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; sno-isle.org.

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 wdfw.wa.gov/hunting. cwsaonline.org.

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 Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Coupeville Library 788 N.W. Alexander St., Coupeville. Free. Bring a potluck dish to share. 360-678-4911; sno-isle.org.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Island County Resource Center, corner of Whidbey Avenue and Regatta Drive. Free. 360-257-4801

First Friday Artist Reception, 5-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. See the black and white film photography of John Olsen. Free. 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com.

Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Paintings by Wendy Wees, handblown glass by Robert Adamson and Janis Swalwell. Music by Muse and Eye. 360-222-3070; info@robschoutengallery.com.

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.

Daughters of Norway, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton. Emily Felt will speak. Guests welcome. Free. daughtersofnorway.org.

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.

Whidbey Adventure Swim, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Seawall Park, Langley. Two open water swims in Saratoga Passage. Mandatory meeting for swimmers 9:30 a.m. Entry fee $40; $50 race day. Sponsored by South Whidbey Masters Swim Team. info@swhidbey.org

Dedication of Admiralty Head Lighthouse lantern house, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Fort Casey State Park, 1280 S. Engle Road, Coupeville. Honoring students from all three Whidbey Island high schools who helped build a new lantern house for this historic landmark. Free. Discover Pass required for vehicle access. admiraltyhead.wsu.edu.

Gluten Intolerance Group, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Trinity Lutheran Church annex building, 18341 Hwy. 525, Freeland. Beve Kindblade will speak. Free. 360-321-4083.

Town of Coupeville’s Annual Salmon BBQ, Noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Coupeville Town Park. Lions presenrt 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: Dillinger’s Clambake, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Coupeville Town Park. Sponsored by Concerts on the Cove. Free.

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 coupevilleboosterclub.com.

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; operations@greenbankfarm.com.

 

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