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Haunting of Coupeville offers month of Halloween fun Ghosts and goblins will be out in full force as the Haunting of Coupeville starts Saturday, offering a month of hauntingly fun activities. Community par tners throughout Central Whidbey have been preparing Halloween and harvestinspired events and activities, offering a month of fun for all ages. Starting Saturday, visitors may again explore a corn maze daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New this year will be a children’s corn maze, said Lynda Eccles, executive director of the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce. And for the truly brave, the haunted corn maze will be back this year the last three weekends of the month, 5-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Coupeville High School drama club will once again be haunting the maze, Eccles said. Fort Casey State Park is also getting on the Halloween bandwagon, offering a haunted fort Oct. 16-17 and Oct. 23-24. Activities at Fort Casey will include a children’s maze, games, ghost stories in the

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The Halloween Torchlight Parade is one of many activities Coupeville will host in October, during the first annual Haunting of Coupeville. lighthouse and the haunting of Battery Reuben Turman. Sherman Pioneer Farms will once again offer trolley rides through the pumpkin patch, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sunday.

Tickets include trolley ride and a pumpkin from the patch. There will also be several opportunities for competition this month with HarvestFest on Saturday, Oct. 10. This marks the last Coupeville


farmers market of the season and the widely popular relay races, which raises funds for Gifts From the Heart food bank. Also on Oct. 10, try your hand at growing the biggest pumpkin. The Giant

Pumpkin Contest will be on display with weigh-in 11 a.m. to noon at the market. Saturday Oct. 24 will be an event-packed day with the Fall Festival at Coupeville Elementary School running from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and a

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Halloween Costume 5k and one mile run/walk sponsored by the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club. Then the Halloween Torchlight Parade will take over downtown Coupeville with costume judging starting at 4:45 p.m. at Cook’s Corner Park, with the parade beginning at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 25 Coupeville’s Great Pumpkin Race will take over Alexander Street between Coveland and Front streets. Sponosored by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, the race will feature handcrafted festive pumpkin racers. There are also opportunities to get creative painting pumpkins, decorating scarecrows and carving pumpkins. The month will end with a Halloween Dance to benefit Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers. The dance will be held 8 p.m. at the Nordic Hall on Jacobs Road. For more information about times, dates and locations of Haunting of Coupeville events, go to http://minref.wix.com/coupeville-halloween

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Xtra!CALENDAR Wednesday Sept. 30

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Sundays and Wednesdays, in the Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room. Toastmasters Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 30, at the VFW in Oak Harbor. Tackle your fear of public speaking in a positive and supportive learning environment. Develop leadership and communication skills. http://whidbeysounders. toastmastersclubs.org/ Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 30, at the Coupeville Library. Listen to stories, rhymes and songs and participate in activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime

will follow. For children ages newborn through 24 months with a caregiver.

Thursday Oct. 1

Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 1, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Let imaginations run wild with books, sing-along songs and activities that prepare young minds for reading. Playtime or crafting may follow. For ages three to five years with an accompanying caregiver. 360675-5115.

Friday Oct. 2

Hosting Mason Bees in Your Backyard, 2 p.m., Oct. 2, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room.

Learn about Whidbey’s native bees and how to raise them to help pollinate a garden. These bees are non-aggressive and safe to have around children and pets. 360675-5115.

Saturday Oct. 3

Meerkerk fall garden sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 3-4, at 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Entrance to the gardens is free on sale days. Contact Joan Bell at meerkerk@ whidbey.net 360-678-1912 for more information. Saturday Matinee at the Library, 2 p.m., Oct. 3, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. This film, directed by Angelina Jolie, tells the true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash

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PET BLESSING: 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, on the steps of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 207 N. Main Street, Coupeville. Animal lovers may bring their pets to the public pet blessing, a custom conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, who is known for teaching how to live in peace with creation. If there is inclement weather, the event will take place in the breezeway between the church and parish hall along NE Third Street. For more information, call 360-678-6536. for more information.

during WWII only to fight for his life. Popcorn provided. 360-675-5115.

You’ve Come a Long Way: Women’s Issues 1912 to 1929, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 5, at the Coupeville Library. The years 19121929 saw some of the biggest changes for women in history. Tames Alan will take attendees on a journey that highlights the beginning of women’s emancipation. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@sno-isle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information.

Monday Oct. 5

Introduction to Microsoft Word, 10 a.m., Oct. 5, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Develop digital literacy skills by learning the basics of Microsoft Word. Call 360-675-5115 for more information. Thrills & Chills: Meet Author Larry Karp, 1:30 p.m., Oct. 5, at the Coupeville Library. Karp is the author of the Scott Joplin and Dr. Thomas Purdue mysteries. Karp will discuss the books, his writing process and the business of publishing. Books will be available for purchase. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@snoisle.org or 360-678-4911

Tuesday Oct. 6

Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and Beyond, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Coupeville Library. Free. Learn about the best varieties to look for while wild mushroom hunting in the Pacific Northwest

and beyond as author Daniel Winkler shares his expertise. Contact Leslie Franzen at lfranzen@snoisle.org or 360-678-4911 for more information. The Bud Skinner Breakfast for Education, 7 a.m., Oct. 6, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. This annual benefit breakfast raises funds for applied learning grants that directly impact 1,200 local students. Tickets cost $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. For reservations, call Jones Accounting Associates at 360-279-3030 or email jaoffice@kjonesinc.com. www.ohsd.net

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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


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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

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. 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, with no class held on Nov. 26. A Saturday field trip will take place Oct. 31. This comprehensive forestry class will teach landowners how to make the most of their land. The class costs $210 per land ownership.

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Friday Oct. 9

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.

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