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Tour highlights island’s farming community Whidbey Island farmers are growing and raising more than 300 varieties of veggies, herbs, fruits, flowers and livestock, and visitors can explore the farms this weekend (Sept. 12-13) during the 2015 Whidbey Island Farm Tour. Learn how farmers are producing value-added products using sustainable practices and providing educational opportunities to students from near and far. Also learn about Whidbey’s local agriculture, taste truly fresh foods, and check out the wide variety of products from our producers. Nearly a dozen farms all over Whidbey Island are opening doors — or gates — to visitors and sharing their contributions to Whidbey’s agricultural landscape. Visit a working horse farm on North Whidbey that offers breeding, training and an educational facility. Wildwood Farm will showcase and demonstrate saddle seat riding, dressage and hunter/jumper. Or visit the sheep at Glendale Shepherd in Clinton and learn how the Grade A dairy farm uses sustainable farming practices

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Farmer Al Sherman makes signs to mark the various crops grown throughout Central Whidbey. and produces handcrafted sheep milk cheeses. Students at the Greenbank Farm’s Organic Farm School will offer guided tours that will include animal feeding, seed cleaning and veggie harvesting and tasting. The tour, which is spon-

sored and organized by the Whidbey Island Conservation District, is free and participants can start anywhere and visit as many or as few farms as they like. Some farms are offering events at specific times, and a few are open Saturday only.

Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. New this year, learn about the history of agriculture on the island from pre-settlement to the modern era. Learn the stories of farms that are over 100 years old as well as those that are new to

our agricultural community. Many farms will host food purveyors, activities and entertainers, so bring the kids and spend the day “down on the farm.” For more information, go to www.whidbeyfarmtour.com

Whidbey Island Farm Tour Saturday, Sept. 12 & Sunday, Sept. 13 10a.m. to 4p.m. whidbeyfarmtour.com

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Xtra!CALENDAR Wednesday Sept. 9

Literature & Laughter Book Group: Ivan Doig, 6:15 p.m., Sept. 9, at the Coupeville Library. Join in a discussion of the works of Ivan Doig. All are welcome. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@snoisle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Sundays and Wednesdays, in the Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room. Friends of the Oak Harbor Library Annual Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 11, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Thousands of gently used books, suitable for all ages, will be available for purchase at

bargain prices. All proceeds benefit the library. 360-675-5115.

Friday Sept. 11

Mukilteo LightHouse Festival, 3 p.m., Sept. 11 through 5 p.m., Sept. 13, at 609 Front Street, Mukilteo. The festival is celebrating its 50th year. The event includes a 5k/10k run, art, music, food, a parade and fireworks. The main festival will take place in Lighthouse Park. The parade will take place at 10:45 a.m., Sept. 12 at Harbour Pointe Blvd. Visit www.mukfest.com or contact Sarah Landsberg at info@mukfest.com or 425-353-5516 for more information. Whidbey Walking Festival, 10 a.m., Sept. 11-13 at the Coupeville

Recreation Hall. Free. The three-day festival offers walking routes in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Explore Coupeville and the surrounding countryside. Check website for daily start times. Email Sue Payton at nwtuliptrekkers@gmail.com or visit www.nwtrekkers.org/ wwfhtml for more information.

2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: “Soldier Girls,” 10:30 a.m., Sept. 11, at the Coupeville Library. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information.

Saturday Sept. 12

Whidbey Island Farm Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., begin at Wildwood Farm,

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WHIDBEY ISLAND FARM TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13. Free. Explore 12 working farms, purchase local produce, visit the animals, enjoy activities and demonstrations. Start anywhere and take in as many farms as you like. www.whidbeyfarmtour.com

2326 Happy Valley Road, Oak Harbor, or any of the 12 working farms. Free. Explore farms, purchase local produce, visit the animals, enjoy activities and demonstrations. Start anywhere and take in as many farms as you like. www.whidbeyfarmtour. com Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Whidbey Chapter, monthly meeting, 9:45 a.m., Sept. 12, at Ciao Restaurant. Monthly discussion of climate solutions. Meeting begins with national conference call. Citizens’ Climate Lobby advocates for a revenue-neutral carbon tax. All welcome. 360-6796778, rjhallahan@hotmail. com Megan McClung Memorial Run, 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 12, at Flintstone Park on Bayshore Ave. The finish

line is in Windjammer Park at the gazebo. This race is dedicated to Major Megan McClung (April 14, 1972-Dec. 6, 2006) who was the first female USMC officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. The City of Oak Harbor and McClung’s parents are hosting this 7th annual run in her honor and to raise funds for her fellow Marines and sailors who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Runners have the choice between a 10K or 5K run or a kid’s 1K run. All proceeds go to the Semper Fi Fund. www.meganmcclungmemorialrun.com

Join dragon boat team Tsunami, a diverse group of people who enjoy the sport of dragon boating, for a complimentary practice. Contact Lori Rhodenbaugh at rhodenbaugh@sprintmail.com or 360-240-9105. Every Child Ready to Read and Rock with Charlie Hope, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Sept. 15, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Join musician Charlie Hope and discover new, fun ways to reinforce early literacy. For ages newborn to five years with an adult caregiver.

Tuesday Sept. 15

Team Tsunami Dragon Boat Practice, 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through October, at the Oak Harbor Marina.

Whidbey Women in Business networking event, 7-9 p.m., Sept. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. $5 admission at the door. Bring business cards and prepare to share a 30-second introduction to your business. The

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Island County Economic Development Council will discuss business success strategies. Contact Spring at 360-682-3106 or Floyd at 360-636-1604 for more information.

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Room. Giggle through silly stories, happy songs and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. 360675-5115

the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Books, sing-along songs and creative activities to help prepare young minds for reading. Playtime or crafts may follow. For ages three to five. Caregiver required.

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Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 16, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting

Sept. 17

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 17, at

Sept. 18

NRA basic pistol shooting class, 6 p.m., Sept. 18 and 9 a.m. to

5 p.m., Sept. 19, at the NWSA range, 886 Gun Club Road, Oak Harbor. This is an introduction to the knowledge and skills necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. This class includes shooting on the range. The cost of the class is $25 and includes a book. For questions or to register call John Hellmann at 675-8397 or email NWSA.Training@ gmail.com, or visit www. northwhidbeysportsmen. org

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BOOKKEEPING SERVICES NW Bookkeeping Services LLC Cindi Zimmerman, Owner 31650 SR 20 Ste #3, Oak Harbor nwbookkeeping@comcast.net www.nwbookkeepingservices.com 360-279-2010 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Coupeville Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Info 905 NW Alexander St, Coupeville director@coupevillechamber.com coupevillechamber.com 360-678-5434 CONTRACTORS Waldron Construction 31640 SR 20 #2, Oak Harbor www.waldronconstruction.com 360-679-1827

LANDSCAPING SERVICES Mailliard’s Landing Nursery 3068 N. Oak Harbor Rd, Oak Harbor www.mailliardsnursery.com 360-679-8544

EQUIPMENT RENTAL Diamond Rentals 33650 SR 20, Oak Harbor diamondrent@comcast.net www.diamondrentals.org 360-279-0723

Mary’s Weeding Service Coupeville, WA 98239 360-632-7088

FLOORING Northwest Granite & Flooring 687 Mobius Loop suzette.nwgf@hotmail.com www.nwgraniteandflooring.com 360-675-4978 FURNITURE Hansen’s Furniture 916 West Division Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 office@hansensfurniture.biz (360) 424-7188 INSURANCE Sue Blouin CIC, ACSR Koetje Leavitt Insurance 775 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor sue-blouin@leavitt.com www.leavitt.com/oak harbor 360-675-5916

REAL ESTATE AGENT Cheri English Broker, REALTOR®, SRES Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island Cheri@Ask4Cheri.com Agent4Life.net 360-320-9764 Elaine McDowell Managing Broker, REALTOR®, SRES Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island EMcDowell@windermere.com ElaineMcDowell.withwre.com 360-929-1500 Judith Zapanta-Borras Managing Broker, Windermere 32785 SR 20 Ste 4, Oak Harbor judithzapanta@windermere.com www.judithzapanta.withwre.com 360-914-7759(c) 360-675-5953 (ofc)

Sept. 19

Walk for the Wee Ones, a fundraising event to honor life, 10 a.m., Sept. 19, in Langley. Registration costs $20 for adults and $5 for teens ages 13-17. Children ages 12 and younger walk for free. Gather $100 or more in pledges to have the registration fee

Julie Kinnaird Broker, REALTOR®, SRES Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island JulieKinnaird@windermere.com JulieKinnaird.withwre.com 360-632-6619 Linda Earnhart, Managing Broker, REALTOR® CRS, GRI Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island Earnhart@whidbey.net WhidbeyIslandHomes.com 360-929-0922 NON PROFIT Pregnancy Care Clinic 670 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor execdir@islandspcc.org www.islandspecc.org 360-675-2096 Boys and Girls Club 98 NE Barron Dr., Oak Harbor nbarone@bgcsc.org www.bgoh.org 360-240-9273

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waived. Pledge sheets can be picked up at the Pregnancy Care Clinic in Oak Harbor. www.supportpcc4life.org Nashville Northwest, 7-11 p.m., Sept. 19, in Oak Harbor. Tickets cost $25 and are available at by calling 360-279-0644. The dance location will be revealed at the time of ticket purchase. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event.

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