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  • Wednesday, December 8, 1999 3:00pm
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“COMMUNITYTHURSDAY, DEC. 9Island Transit public meeting: At 7 p.m., Clinton Progressive Hall. Call 678-7771.Agricultural Best Management Practices meeting: Starts at 7 p.m., Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Coupeville Annex.. Community meeting to discuss relationship between critical area regulations and agricultural activities and to discuss draft Best Management Practices proposals (part of Growth Management Act). Call Island County Public Works, 679-7341.SUNDAY, DEC. 12Candlelight ceremony in memory of children: 7 p.m, Coupeville boat launch near Captain Thomas Cook Park, in remembrance of children who have died. Part of an annual world-wide candlelighting. Whidbey Island observance is organized by the local branch of Compassionate Friends, an international support group for families who have experienced the death of a child. The community is invited. The park is located at the intersection of Ninth and Otis Streets, in Coupeville. The Whidbey Chapter of Compassionate Friends meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coupeville Methodist Church Fireside Room. Call 675-4225 or 678-7496. MONDAY, DEC. 13Crockett Lake Water District: Meets at 7 p.m., small building on the well property at the corner of Hazzle Court and Olympic View Drive. Agenda includes correspondence, continuing business which includes the setup of the district’s records on a computer and new business. Meeting is open to the public.TUESDAY, DEC. 14Oak Harbor Police Department Community Advisory Board: Meets at 4:15 p.m., Oak Harbor Police Department Training Room. Open to public. Call Bob Brown, 675-0948 or CAB, 675-1572.FRIDAY, DEC. 17Lights on for Life Day: MADD asks motorists to drive with their headlights on all day to show their support for anti-impaired driving efforts and to remember the victims of impaired drivers. MADD Web site www.galaxynet.com/~madd.CHRISTMASTHROUGH DEC. 10Food baskets: Help House will provide Christmas food baskets for those who would otherwise have to do without a holiday meal. People who qualify are asked to come to Help House, 1091 S.E. Hathaway St., any week day through Dec. 10 to fill out an application form. No applications will be taken by phone, and none can be taken after Dec. 10. Baskets will be distributed between Dec. 21 and 24. To donate, call 675-0681.THURSDAY, DEC. 9Oak Harbor Christian School Christmas performance: By preschool 4-year-olds. Starts at 7 p.m. Music and recitations of poems and Bible stories that all point to birth of Christ. School gym, 675 E. Whidbey Ave. Free-will offering taken. Call 675-2831. SATURDAY, DEC. 11Central Whidbey Youth Coalition Late-Nite Family Night: For students in grades 6-9 and their families. 6:30 p.m., Coupeville Elementary School Multi-purpose Room. Wreath making, food, pictures with Santa. Sponsored by Late Night Central. Call 675-4797.DEC. 11 THROUGH 19See’s Candy sale: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., chamber truck in Safeway parking lot. By Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club. Proceeds go to local scholarships.SUNDAY, DEC. 12Holiday music: By All-Island Community Band, starts at 7 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Audience sing-along included. MONDAY, DEC. 13Oak Harbor High School Winter Band and Choral Concert: 7:30 p.m., Oak Harbor High School, 950 N.W. Second.TUESDAY, DEC.14Children’s Christmas Party: Starts at 7 p.m., Greenbank Progressive Club House, Bakken and Firehouse Roads. Puppet performance and visit by Santa’s elves who will deliver letters to Santa. Fun for children of all ages. Call 678-6003.Oak Harbor Middle School Choir and Eighth-grade Band Concert: 7:30 p.m, Oak Harbor Middle School, 815 N.E. Fourth Ave.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15 North Whidbey Middle School Winter Music Concert: 6:15 p.m., North Whidbey Middle School, 67 N.E. Izett.Coupeville Middle School Winter Concert: 7 p.m., Coupeville Performing Arts Center.THURSDAY, DEC. 16Coupeville High School Winter Concert: 7 p.m., Coupeville Performing Arts Center.Oak Harbor Christian School Choir performance: By middle school students. Choir, bands, and Spanish carols by foreign language students. sixth-eighth grade choir under direction of Marshall McBride; bands under direction of Alice Cryer. School gym, 675 E. Whidbey Ave. Free-will offering taken. Call 675-2831.FRIDAY, DEC. 17Holiday Party: With South Whidbey International Folkdancers and guest band Folkvoice. Bayview Hall from 7:45 to 10 p.m. Beginners to experienced dancers welcome. Some instruction provided. $6. Call (360) 221-2944 or South Whidbey Parks and Recreation, (360) 221-5484.Christmas Dance: Starts at 8:30 p.m., American Legion Post No. 129. Members and guests invited.SATURDAY, DEC. 18Children’s Christmas Party: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post No. 129. Food, games, and fun. Bring small wrapped gift with child’s name on it for Santa to give.SUNDAY, DEC. 19Christmas brunch: For Island County Amateur Radio Club, starts at 10 a.m., CPO Club. All amateur radio operators and those who may be interested are invited. Reservations required. Call 240-0123 or 678-6647; or e-mail fgabry@whidbey.net or grandma@gte.net Web page at www.whidbey.com/top/icarc.news.htmlWEEKENDS THROUGH DEC. 18 & 19Greenbank Farm Tree and wreath sales: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds help to support the community farm. Call 678-7700.Admiralty Lighthouse Holiday sale: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special Rosie the gray whale T-shirts available along with other gift items. The lighthouse is at Fort Casey State Park.THROUGH DEC. 23Lions Club tree lot: From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Oak Tree Village parking lot, just south of am/pm Minimart on Highway 20. Fraser, noble, grand, and Douglas fir trees. All money raised goes back to community. Call Jim Trask, 675-4755. THROUGH CHRISTMASYouth Dynamics: Fresh cut grand, noble and Douglas firs. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Windermere Realty, S. Main St., Coupeville. Untrimmed “Snoopy” trees are also available. Proceeds benefit Youth Dynamics. Wreath orders: From Oak Harbor Garden Club. Christmas wreaths decorated with a red velvet bow and fresh pine cones. $15. Call Kathy Wallis at 675-1224. 1999 Whidbey Island tree ornament: Featuring the Boy and Dog statue in Langley. Available at stores throughout the island and Whidbey General Hospital gift shop. Price: $8 plus tax. A limited number of ornaments from other years are available. NEW YEAR’SFRIDAY, DEC. 31New Year’s Eve Dance: Starts at 8:30 p.m., American Legion Post No. 129. Dancing, fun, midnight breakfast. Call 675-2411.FUND-RAISERSFRIDAY, DEC. 10Help House Band Concert: From 7 p.m. to midnight, Knights of Columbus Hall. Admission: $4 or two cans of food. All proceeds go directly to Help House. Bands scheduled: Mario the DJ, The suits, So much Untold, Bargain Tuesday, The velveteen, and Lactose. Call 679-3808; e-mail cherrycomb@hotmail.comSATURDAY, DEC. 11Bake sale: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kmart and Wal-Mart. All donations go to Terry Nowak Fund. THROUGH DEC. 15Tickets on sale: For Toddler Learning Center’s Christmas doll raffle. Molly, an American Girl Doll, comes with eight outfits, ranging from a rain slicker and hat to a grass skirt, and with a bed, a hope chest and rocking chair. Proceeds benefit speech and motor therapy services. Tickets: $1. Call 679-1039.THROUGH DECEMBERSee’s Candy Bars: On sale at Oak Harbor Senior Center front desk. Assorted flavors, $1. Benefits Day Break and Respite. PARENTSMONDAY, DEC. 13Class of 2000 parents: Meets at 6:30 p.m., Oak Harbor High School room 26A.TUESDAY, DEC. 14Class of 2001 parents: Meets at 7 p.m., Oak Harbor High School room 5A.KIDSONGOINGTUESDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYSAfter School program: From 2:30 to 5 p.m., Roller Barn. For youth in grades 6-12. Computer lab, food, arts and crafts, homework study, recreation, mentors/tutors, special classes. Daily sign in and sign out required. Students not allowed to come and go during program. Sponsored by Partnership With Youth. Call 340-9273.SATURDAYSLate Night Central: From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Coupeville High School gym. For grades six through eight. Sponsored by Central Whidbey Youth Coalition. Call 675-4797.REUNIONSOak Harbor High School Class of 1990: Looking for classmates for 10-year reunion. Call 678-6087. Web site at www.geocities.com/heartland/pines/2327.HEALTHTHURSDAY, DEC. 16Northwest Regional Council: Meets at 10 a.m. council offices, 600 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham. Meeting held in an accessible facility. For special accommodations call 48 hours in advance. Call (360) 676-6749 (V/TDD) or 1-800-585-6749 (V/TDD).WEDNESDAYS Walk-in blood pressure and immunization clinic: Island County Health Department clinics are held every Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m., at the North Whidbey Family Resource Center, 1791 N.E. First Ave. Call 679-7351.ONGOINGFree Women’s Health exams: Comprehensive women’s health exams, including Pap tests, are free to all low income Island County women who are 40 years of age or over, and do not have health insurance that pays for this service. Mammograms are available for women over 50 years of age. For information and eligibility screening, call Island County Health Department at 679-7351, ext. 579; (360) 321-5111, ext. 579; or (360) 629-4522, ext. 579.GARDENFIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS, DEC. 26, JAN. 6 & 20Hands-on-Horticulture: From 9 a.m. to noon, Meerkerk Gardens. Learn more about gardening from Master Gardeners. TUESDAY, DEC. 14Oak Harbor Garden Club: Meets at 9:45 a.m., IOOF Hall, 721 S.E. Barrington Dr. Program: Holiday Decorating by Hazel Hogan. Pot luck luncheon and party follow program. New members welcome. Call 679-9139 or 675-9167.TUESDAY, JAN. 11Oak Harbor Garden Club: Meets at 9:45 a.m., IOOF Hall, 721 S.E. Barrington Dr. Morning speakers: Steve Powers on Preserving Our Urban Forests in Oak Harbor and what the city is doing; Inez Morach on Sedums. Afternoon speakers: Chuckanut District judges on creative table designs for flower shows. Call 675-9167 or 679-9139.LIBRARYSATURDAY, DEC. 11Book signing: By Susan Zwinger, author of “The Last Wild Edge.” From 1 to 4 p.m., Coupeville Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Coupeville Library.TUESDAYS THROUGH DEC. 14Toddler Storytime: Stories, songs, and activities for ages 18 to 36 months accompanied by adult. Two sessions, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Library.THROUGH DEC. 15Silent Book Auction: Sponsored by Friends of the Coupeville Library. New and gently used books. Books go to the highest bidder. Winners notified on or about Dec. 16.THURSDAY, JAN. 20Friends of Oak Harbor Library: Meet at 3 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Program: Fred Terrell on history of Admiralty Head Lighthouse including early settlers and their dependence on ships from California and how navigators used the lighthouses. Terrell is an Island County Beachwatcher. Call Linda McNamara, 675-5595.MILITARYTHURSDAY, DEC. 9Retired Officers’ Association: Toys For Tots luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Officers’ Club. Bring an unwrapped new top and get a free lunch. Call 240-0560.VP-40 All Hands Holiday Party: Nor’Wester Activity Center. Happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m.; dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Dancing, door prizes, stand-up comedian. Child care provided at Family Services Center. Dress is dressy casual. See your squadron MWR rep.TUESDAY, DEC. 14Association of Naval Aviation: Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Officers Club. Speaker: Capt. Larry Salter, NAS commanding officer. All welcome. Visit Web site at www.ANAWhidbey.orgVP-40 Enlisted Spouse Club: Meeting starts at 6 p.m., Building 47 on Seaplane Base. Child care provided. Call 240-9591.ONGOINGWEDNESDAYSVP-40 Enlisted Spouse Club: Play Day at area parks. Bring kids and a picnic. Call 279-9004 or 279-8606 for next locations. Coast Guard Academy accepting applications: For class of 2004. Appointments based solely on nationwide competition. No congressional nominations or geographical quotas. Applications due to Director of Admissions prior to Dec. 15, 1999. Appointments based on high school record, SAT I or ACT performance, and leadership potential demonstrated by participation in high school activities, community service, and part-time employment. Candidates must be unmarried at time of appointment, have no legal obligations, and must be between 17 and 23 years by July 1, 2000. Must be high school graduate by June 30, 2000. Write: Director of Admissions, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 31 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06230. Call: 1-800-833-8724.On-line Selective Service registration: For all male, U.S. citizens, ages 18 through 25, with valid Social Security numbers. Applications accepted weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Go to http://www.sss.gov click on “Register Now,” type in registration information and click “Submit” button to receive Selective Service number. Formal acknowledgement postcard via mail received within two weeks. OVER 50MONDAY, DEC. 13Census Team discussion: Starts at 10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center, by Sunny Hanson of United States Census 2000. Learn how to earn extra money that won’t affect retirement or Social Security earnings. Competitive wages and mileage. Accurate count is important for local funding. Short term employment and paid training.TUESDAY, DEC. 14Apple MacIntosh Advance Seminar: For people who own a Mac and who are familiar with one. Definitely not for beginners. Meets from 1 to 3 p.m., Oak Harbor Senior Center. Instructor Tom Johnson. $1. Sign up at front desk.THURSDAY, DEC. 16Senior Center Christmas Party: Potluck and dance begins at 6 p.m. Two city light tours with new mini-bus. Silver Tones provide music. Volunteers needed for decoration and clean up. TUESDAY, DEC. 28Reservation and payment deadline: For Oak Harbor Senior Center Millennium celebration on Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight. $5 includes party favors, door prizes, beverages. Bring goodies to share. ONGOINGOak Harbor Senior Center Membership drive: Goal is 1,000 members by Jan. 1. Join now and be eligible for Millennium Basket drawing on Dec. 29. $15 a year, open to people at least 50 years old. Call 679-6620, or join at the Center, 51 S.E. Jerome St., Oak Harbor.SPECIAL INTERESTMONDAYS THROUGH DEC. 13Dandy Handi’s Bowling League: For anyone with a disability. 12-week league plays Mondays through Dec. 13. Winter and spring league starts Jan. 3, 2000, and runs through mid-June. Play weekly from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Oak Bowl, 531 S.E. Midway Blvd. $5 includes two games and shoes. Pizza party on Dec. 13. Wheelchair ramp available. Call Peggy Callister, 240-9140 or e-mail nuts@whidbey.net.THROUGH DEC. 17Folkdance classes: From 7:45 to 10 p.m., Bayview Hall. No experience necessary. All skill levels welcome. Party on Dec. 17 features live music by Folkvoice. Admission, $6 per class; $20 for the season. Sponsored by South Whidbey International Folk Dancers and South Whidbey Parks and recreation. Call (360) 221-5484 or (360) 221-2944.OUTDOORSSATURDAY, DEC. 18Audubon Christmas bird count: From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., regardless of weather. Teams will count in pre-assigned areas of north and central Whidbey. Teams have experienced leaders. Novices welcome. Call Bob Merrick, 678-3161 or e-mail merrick@whidbey.net.CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONSTHURSDAY, DEC. 9Oak Harbor Christian Women’s Club: Meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., CPO Club; $7.50 inclusive. Nursery available. Call 675-5053 or 675-9724.Alpha Beta Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi: Meets at 12:30 p.m., Mitzel’s restaurant. Christmas party and gift exchange. TUESDAY, DEC. 14Retired Public Employees of Washington State: Meet at 10:30 a.m., Fireside Room, United Methodist Church, 608 N. Main St., Coupeville. Holiday gift exchange.Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers: Meet for show and tell about their research. E-mail wilder@whidbey.net.THURSDAY, DEC. 16Womens Aglow Fellowship: Cookie potluck starts at 10 a.m., St. Stephens Church, 555 Regatta Dr. Babysitting by donation. Call 678-6346.ONGOINGWISE Investment Club: Has room for one new member. Club meets second Tuesdays at Summerhill at 6:30 p.m. Call call 675-1641.SUPPORTTHURSDAY, DEC. 9Adult ADHD Support information meeting: From 7 to 9 p.m., Hayes Hall, Room 137, Oak Harbor Library. Discuss forming a support group for adults with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. Call Catholic Community Services, 679-1502.SATURDAY, DEC. 11Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Meets at 1 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital, conference room A. Call 679-3637 or 679-3620.TUESDAY, DEC. 14La Leche League: Meets at 6:45 p.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, N.W. Second Ave. and Heller. Support and information for mothers who wish to breastfeed. Nursing babies welcome. Main topic: Weaning: Gradually and with love. Call 679-3562 or 678-8019.Hepatitis C Support Group: Support group for people with Hepatitis C and family members meets at Whidbey General Hospital in the downstairs conference room from 7 to 8 p.m. THURSDAY, DEC. 16La Leche League Toddler group: Meets at 10:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, N.W. Second Ave. and Heller. Support and information for mothers who wish to breastfeed. Focus on toddler issues. Nursing babies and toddlers welcome. Call 679-3562 or 678-8019.Island County Parkinsons Support Group: No meeting in December. Group meets again in Jan. 2000.ONGOINGMONTHLYAutism/PDD Support Group: For parents of children with a diagnosis of autism or a 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; Teresa Champion, 240-8956 (tchamp@oakharbor.net); or Jeanette Stonecipher, 279-2312.DAILYDisabled American Veterans: Whidbey Island Chapter No. 47, holds counseling sessions, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Building 12, Room 124 on the Seaplane Base. Disabled parking and access on the side of the building. Information 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 p.m., I.O.O.F. Hall, 721 S.E. Barrington Dr. Call 675-1334 or 678-5658; 675-4866 or 675-3249.Al-Anon and Alateen: Support groups 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: Meet at 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 N.W. 2nd Ave., Oak Harbor. No weigh ins or dues. Call 279-0418 or 679-2261.TUESDAYSDrug and Alcohol Addictions Christian Support Group: Meets at 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Annex Room 6, 1780 S.E. 4th Ave., Oak Harbor. Call 240-8560.SECOND TUESDAYHepatitis C Support Group: Meets at 7 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital. Call 678-6095. FOURTH TUESDAYCompassionate Friends: Self-help support group for families who have experienced the death of a child, meets at 7 p.m. at the Coupeville Methodist Church. Call 679-9555 or 675-4225.WEDNESDAYDisabled American Veterans: Whidbey Island Chapter No. 47 is available for counseling session at the Oak Harbor Senior Center on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 679-6622 to schedule an appointment.Narcotics Anonymous: Meets at Knights of Columbus Hall, 3259 N. Goldie Rd., 8 p.m. Call (360) 428-7171.SECOND WEDNESDAYGirl Scout Totem Council Leaders: Meet, 7 p.m., Scout Haven, N.E. 4th St., Oak Harbor. Call 679-2722.THIRD WEDNESDAYYoung Parents Support Group: Teen and early 20s moms meet for activities, parenting information and conversation meets at 6 p.m. at Moving and Grooving. Call 679-4653.THURSDAYCADA Sexual Assault Support Group: For anyone who has ever been sexually assaulted. Group led by a trained sexual assault counselor. Meets at CADA Community Resource Center. Call Melissa Handley or Kristin Dingess at 675-CADA (2232).FRIDAYWidow Support: Widowed men and women visit from 10 a.m. to noon at 5036 50 N.W. St., Room 103, in the Plaza 200 building.THIRD FRIDAYStroke Support: Meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A & B. Call 678-7619.FIRST SATURDAYLow Vision Support Group: Meets at 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. The group meets the first Saturday of each month. Call Lou Griesinger, 675-7810.THIRD SATURDAYMultiple Sclerosis Support Group: Meets at 2 p.m. at Whidbey General Hospital, conference room A. Call 679-3676 or 679-3620.ONGOINGWhidbey Island Down Syndrome Parents Association: Call 675-6670.”

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