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Whidbey Allied Artists hold Coupeville art, gift show By KATE DANIEL

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Over 25 Whidbey artists will share their original artwork during Whidbey Allied Artists’ upcoming art and gift show. The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 9-10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11, at the Coupeville Rec Hall. It is one of approximately five shows the non-profit arts organization hosts each year, including the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. According to member Charlotte Gray, the show provides an opportunity for artists to receive feedback on their work, as well as an opportunity for community members to meet the artists and purchase pieces directly from their creators. Gray crafts glass mosaics, as well as altered art — a form of creative expression in which the artist transforms ordinary objects into artistic pieces. “It’s just fun. You make something and wonder what people will think, so when you have that connection with the public it is

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Norma Roberts, a member of Whidbey Allied Artists, creates intricate paper art. She will be one of several artists showing her work at the upcoming Whidbey Allied Artists Art and Gift Show. exciting,” said Gray. “You work basically in isolation, when you think about it, so to get a response is positive reinforcement.”

Whidbey Allied Artists began in 1958, when a group of artists of diverse backgrounds began meeting monthly at one anoth-

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er’s homes to paint as a group. Martha Bund, a Disney artist, was one of the early members. Dues at the time were $1 per year

to cover the cost of tea and snacks. Since then, the group has evolved and now consists of 35-40 members on aver-

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age, who pay $50 per year to cover such costs as the insurance at art show venues. Gray noted that the artists keep 100 percent of the profits from the sale of their artwork, thus making the art slightly less expensive for buyers than if purchased in a shop. She added that the collaborative group is very supportive of one another, providing education as well as encouragement for its members. New members are accepted each year based upon a juried review of three pieces of the prospective member’s artwork. Membership selections are made in January. Current members who will be showing their works at this weekend’s show include photographers, watercolor painters, woodworkers, jewelry-makers, paper artists and glass artists, according to Gray. Admission to the Whidbey Allied Artists Art and Gift Show is free. Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted to be given to Gifts from the Heart.


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Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and Beyond, 2 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Oak Harbor Library meeting room. Learn about the best varieties of mushrooms to look for as Daniel Winkler shares his expertise about wild mushrooms. 360-6755115, www.mushroaming. com Ready Readers: Baby and Me Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 14, at the Oak Harbor Library meeting room. Listen to silly stories, happy songs and rhymes that inspire a love of reading. Playtime will follow. For children ages newborn through 24 months with a caregiver. 360-675-5115 Wednesday Night

with the Stars, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Coupeville Library. Angelina Jolie directs this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@snoisle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information.

Thursday Oct. 8

Friends of the Coupeville Library annual potluck business meeting, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 8, at the Coupeville Library. Bring a friend and a dish to share. New members are welcome. Contact Leslie Bakker at lbakker@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information.

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 8, at the Coupeville Library. Let imaginations run wild with fun books, singalongs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or crafting may follow. For children ages two to five years old with an accompanying caregiver. Contact Leslie Bakker at lbakker@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 with more information.

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning, a forestry class for landowners, beginning at 5:45 p.m., Oct. 8, at Deer Lagoon Grange. The class runs Thursdays through Dec. 3. No class will be held on Nov. 26. A Saturday field trip will take place Oct. 31. This comprehensive university-based forestry class will

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NRA REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM SEMINAR: 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, at Central Whidbey Sportsman Association, 397 Safari Road, Coupeville. $25 admission. This four-hour seminar will cover methods that can be used to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation. www.nrainstructors.org

teach landowners how to make the most of their land. The class costs $210 per person or couple from the same land ownership.

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2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: “Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” 10:30 a.m., Oct. 9, at the Coupeville Library. Join in the discussion of this book by Katherine Boo. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911. Whidbey Allied Artists Art and Gift Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9-10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11, at the Coupeville Rec Hall. Free. Twenty members of Whidbey Allied Artists (WAA) will present their work. WAA will accept donations of non-perishable food to be

Saturday Kick Back! Western Washington Republican Round-Up, 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 10, at Elks Club in Oak Harbor. Kick back with fellow Republicans and hear a speech from guest Bill Bryant, candidate for governor, and Fredi Simpson, WSRP National committeewoman, local elected officials and candidates. Buffet and silent auction will be included. The cost is $40 per person or $75 for couples. Contact RSVP2RIC@mail.com for more information. IDIPIC North Whidbey DUI/underage drinking prevention panel, 12:45 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Oak Harbor Library meeting

room. No late admittance. This class is open to all and is a requirement for local driver’s education students with accompanying guardians. 360-6728219, www.idipic.org

Monday Oct. 12

Thrills & Chills: Meet Author Leslie Rule, 1:30 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Coupeville Library. Author of seven books of with paranormal themes, Rule is also the daughter of true crime author Ann Rule. Rule will discuss her books, the writing process and the business of publishing. Books will be available for purchase. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information.

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Wednesday Oct. 14

Literature and Laughter Book Group: “Heading Out to Wonderful,” 6:15 p.m., Oct. 14, at the Coupeville Library. Join in a discussion of the novel by Robert Goolrick. Ready Readers: Baby and Me Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 14, at the Oak

Harbor Library meeting room. Listen to silly stories, happy songs and rhymes that inspire a love of reading. Playtime will follow. For children ages newborn through 24 months with a caregiver. 360-675-5115.

Thursday Oct. 15

Ready Readers Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 15, at the

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Coupeville Library. Let imaginations run wild with fun books, singalongs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or crafting may follow. For children ages two to five years old with an accompanying caregiver. Contact Leslie Bakker at lbakker@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 with more information. Fundraiser for Island

Senior Services, 4-7 p.m., Oct. 15, at 791 S.E. Fidalgo Ave. #104, Oak Harbor. HomePlace Memory Care residents invite community members to come taste “For the Love of Merlot,” a wine they made, paired with cheese and chocolate. Contact Karen Cowgill at marketing@homeplaceoakharbor. com or 360-279-2555 for more information. League of Women Voters Candidate

Forum, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15, at Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. General election candidates vying for Mayor of Oak Harbor and Hospital Commissioner positions two and four will be present. Members of the public are invited to submit questions for the candidates to lwv.whidbey@gmail.com. Contact League of Women Voters Whidbey Island at lwv. whidbey@gmail.com or 360-240-8401 for more information.

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Linda Earnhart, Managing Broker, REALTOR® CRS, GRI Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island Earnhart@whidbey.net WhidbeyIslandHomes.com NON PROFIT 360-929-0922 Prenancy Care Clinic 670 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor NON PROFIT execdir@islandspcc.org Pregnancy Care Clinic 360-675-2096 670 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor www.islandspec.org execdir@islandspcc.org www.islandspecc.org Boys and Girls Club 360-675-2096 98 NE Barron Dr., Oak Harbor nbarone@bgcsc.org Boys and Girls Club 360-240-9273 98 NE Barron Dr., Oak Harbor www.bgoh.org nbarone@bgcsc.org www.bgoh.org PAINTING 360-240-9273 Painter’s Alley 33650 SR 20, Oak Harbor PAINTING diamondrent@comcast.net Painter’s Alley 360-279-0723 33650 SR 20, Oak Harbor www.facebook.com/paintersalley diamondrent@comcast.net www.facebook.com/paintersalley SEWING MACHINE 360-279-0723 & VACUUM REPAIR Island Sewing and Vacuum SEWING 31570 SR 20MACHINE Ste 101, Oak Harbor & VACUUM REPAIR customerservice@islandsewnvac.com Island Sewing 360-679-2282and Vacuum 31570 SR 20 Ste 101, Oak Harbor www.islandsewandvac.com customerservice@islandsewnvac.com www.islandsewandvac.com 360-679-2282

BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Coupeville Chamber of Commerce AUTO & Visitors Info BODY REPAIR Collision 905 NWCentral Alexander St, Coupeville 623 Industrial Ave, Oak Harbor director@coupevillechamber.com 360-675-4949 360-678-5434 coupevillechamber.com AUTO PAINTING Central Collision CONTRACTORS Industrial Ave, Oak Harbor Waldron623 Construction 360-675-4949 31640 SR 20 #2 OAK HARBOR , WA , 98277-2683 AUTO RESTORATION 360-679-1827 Central Collision www.waldronconstruction.com 623 Industrial Ave, Oak Harbor 360-675-4949 COUNTERTOPS Northwest Granite & Flooring BOOKKEEPING SERVICES 687 Mobius Loop NW Bookkeeping Services LLC suzette.nwgf@hotmail.com Cindi Zimmerman, Owner 360-675-4978 31650 SR 20 Steooring.com #3, Oak Harbor www.nwgraniteandfl nwbookkeeping@comcast.net www.nwbookkeepingservices.com EQUIPMENT RENTAL 360-279-2010 Diamond Rentals 33650 SR 20, Oak Harbor CHAMBER OF COMMERCE diamondrent@comcast.net Coupeville Chamber of Commerce 360-279-0723 & Visitors Info www.diamondrentals.org 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

FLOORING Northwest Granite & Flooring COUNTERTOPS 687 Mobius Loop Northwest Granite & Flooring suzette.nwgf@hotmail.com 687 Mobius 360-675-4978 Loop suzette.nwgf@hotmail.com www.nwgraniteandfl ooring.com www.nwgraniteandflooring.com 360-675-4978 INSURANCE Sue Blouin CIC, ACSR EQUIPMENT Koetje Leavitt InsuranceRENTAL Diamond 775 NE MidwayRentals Blvd, Oak Harbor 33650 SR 20, Oak Harbor sue-blouin@leavitt.com diamondrent@comcast.net 360-675-5916 www.diamondrentals.org www.leavitt.com/oak harbor 360-279-0723 INSURANCE-AUTO FLOORING Cascade insurance Agency LLC Granite & Flooring 404 SNorthwest Main Street 687 Mobius Loop Coupeville, WA 98239 suzette.nwgf@hotmail.com 360-682-2162 www.nwgraniteandflooring.com shelli@cascadeinsuranceagency.com 360-675-4978 cascadeinsuranceagency.com FURNITURE REAL ESTATE AGENT CheriHansen’s English,Furniture Broker, REALTOR®, SRES 916 WestReal Division Windermere Estate/Whidbey Island Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 Cheri@Ask4Cheri.com ~ Agent4Life.net office@hansensfurniture.biz 360-320-9764 (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

Elaine McDowell Managing Broker, REALTOR®, SRES LANDSCAPING Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island SERVICES EMcDowell@windermere.com Mailliard’s Landing Nursery 360-929-1500 3068 N. Oak Harbor Rd, Oak Harbor ElaineMcDowell.withwre.com www.mailliardsnursery.com 360-679-8544 Judith Zapanta-Borras Managing Broker, Windermere Mary’s 32785 SRWeeding 20 Ste 4,Service Oak Harbor Coupeville, WA 98239 judithzapanta@windermere.com 360-632-7088 360-914-7759(c) 360-675-5953 (ofc) www.judithzapanta.withwre.com REAL ESTATE AGENT Cheri EnglishBroker, REALTOR®, SRES Julie Kinnaird, Broker, REALTOR®, SRES Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island JulieKinnaird@windermere.com Cheri@Ask4Cheri.com 360-632-6619 Agent4Life.net JulieKinnaird.withwre.com 360-320-9764 Linda Earnhart, Elaine McDowell Managing Broker, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI Managing Broker, REALTOR®, SRESIsland Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Windermere Earnhart@whidbey.net Real Estate/Whidbey Island 360-929-0922 EMcDowell@windermere.com WhidbeyIslandHomes.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)

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Friday Oct. 16

Frightville XV, 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 16, at Frightville is a haunted house located inside the basement of the 103-year-old Roller Barn. Tickets cost between $10-15. Contact Nikki Barone at bgcoh@comcast. net or 360-240-9273, or visit www.facebook.com/ Frightville

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