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Heart of Whidbey Non Profit Guide THE ARTS.............................................. 3 COMMUNITY MINDS............................ 3 EDUCATION........................................... 3 ENVIRONMENTAL................................ 4 FARM & AGRICULTURE....................... 5 GARDEN................................................ 5 HEALTH & WELFARE........................... 6 HISTORIC.............................................. 7 LIBRARY GROUPS................................ 7 MILITARY-RELATED............................. 7 RELIGIOUS GROUPS............................. 7 RETIRED/SENIORS............................... 7 SERVICE/VOLUNTEER......................... 8 SPECIAL INTEREST.............................. 9 SPORTS...............................................10 YOUTH.................................................11

THE ARTS All-Island Community Band: Organized in 1966 and plays for local events, festivals, and more. Email: allislandband@gmail.com An-O-Chords: Chapter of the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Sing in Valentine’s Day performances, Christmas caroling and a show in July. www.anochords.org Artists of South Whidbey: Artists meet to share ideas, have paint-outs and see demonstrations by nationally known artists. 360-341-1835, 360-914-0977 or www.facebook.com/Artistsofsouthwhidbey Coupeville Festival Association: Annual festival features more than 200 artisan booths, demonstrating artists, food booths, children’s activities and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit community through grants. 360-678-5116 or www.coupevillefestival.com Island Artists: Meet 10 a.m. each Tuesday at the Greenbank Fire Station to paint and enjoy the company of fellow artists. The group offers a mix of mediums including collage, painted fabric as well as acrylics, oils and watercolor. For more information, call Rainy Lindell at 360-678-0960. Open Circle Community Choir: A choir for everyone regardless of experience. No auditions required. Whether a participant has been a lifelong singer or hasn’t sung since second grade, there is a place for everyone. Meets 7-9 p.m. Mondays at The Little Theatre in South Whidbey High School. Contact Peggy Taylor at peggy@whidbey.com Pacific NorthWest Art School: The school has offered nearly 100 workshops a year in fiber arts, photography, painting and mixed media, youth art, art excursions and art expeditions for the past 25 years. Located at 15 NW Birch St., Coupeville. 360-678-3396 or www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org Saratoga Orchestra: Providing great concert music to the Whidbey Island community. This professional orchestra performs October through May with special events throughout the year. 360-929-3045 or www.sowhidbey.com

3 South Whidbey International Folkdancers: Its purpose is to learn and enjoy dances from all over the world. Everyone is welcome and no partners necessary. vhauck@whidbey.net Whidbey Allied Artists: Promotes the arts locally and support each other’s creative endeavors. Email: whidbeyartists@gmail.com Whidbey Children’s Theater: For more than 20 years, Whidbey Children’s Theater has introduced children to the performing arts. The nonprofit theater company offers classes, workshops and productions year-round. 360-221-8707 Whidbey Island Arts Council: Assists Whidbey Island artists by providing advice, publicity, financial assistance and sponsorship of cultural events. 360-320-0271 or www.islandartscouncil.org Whidbey Island Camera Club: Welcomes amateur and professional photographers alike to exchange tips and experiences in a constructive and supportive group and take inspiration from each other’s work. Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Oak Hall Room 306 on the Skagit Valley College Whidbey campus in Oak Harbor. Email: tina31543@comcast.net Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: Communitysupported theater space in Langley offers professional productions in arts, theater, music and dance, as well as workshops and other arts events. 360-221-8268 or www.wicaonline.org Whidbey Island Jazz Society: Volunteer band that plays only for charitable purposes. Awards three college scholarships each year to Whidbey graduates, sponsors annual Whidbey Island Schools Jazz Concert that benefits the scholarship fund. If interested in playing, contact Jerry Jones at 360-679-2066. Whidbey Island Orchestra: Consists of strings, winds, brass and percussion of all abilities and backgrounds. To join, email: membership@whidbeyorchestras.org or go to www.whidbeyorchestras.org Whidbey Island Threshold Singers: Women preparing for comforting bedside singing for the ill and dying. New singers welcome. 360-221-2666, 360-317-6747 or thresholdchoir.org/WhidbeyIsland Whidbey Playhouse: Has presented live theater in Oak Harbor for more than 40 years. Season runs September through June with a children’s program and production in early August. A nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that relies on memberships and volunteers. Located at 730 SE Midway Blvd. 360-679-2237 or www.whidbeyplayhouse.com Whidbey Weavers Guild: Community of fiber artists, hosts workshops, a spin-in, fair exhibits and other educational opportunities. Yearly sale in November. All are welcome. www.whidbeyweaversguild.org Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild: Comprised of many artisans from across Whidbey Island. From custom furnishings to cabinetry, carvings and fine turnings, find the work of these talented artisans at 360-678-1347 or www.woodpalooza.com

COMMUNITY MINDS Baby Island-Saratoga Club: Nonprofit organization committed to helping the community. Monthly potluck dinner meetings and speakers are held on the second Friday of each month, September

through May. All islanders are welcome. Clubhouse is available for rental. www.babyislandsaratogaclub.org Clinton Progressive Association: Maintains Clinton Community Hall to fill the need for a community meeting place. Addresses problems in the community and cooperates to solve them. 360-341-3747 or www.clintoncommunityhall.org Daughters of the British Empire/Commonwealth (DBE): If you are a woman who loves all things British - a good cuppa tea, scones and tea biscuits, shortbread, the Royal Family, history, traditions and culture, this group is for you. Local Whidbey Chapter meets every month; check the DBE WA website for information. A registered non-profit 501(c)(3) national charitable group. Websites: dbeinwa.org & www.dbenational.org Daughters of Norway Ester Moe Lodge 39, Whidbey Island: The lodge meets every second Saturday of the month at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Clinton, except for July and August. www.daughtersofnorway.org or 360-221-5280. Greenbank Progressive Club: Maintains and manages the Community Clubhouse. It is available for rentals and is ideal for small or large groups for meetings, weddings, family parties, etc. Monthly potluck dinners are open to the public and include informational and entertaining programs. 360-678-4813. Holmes Harbor Activity Club: Preserves the Freeland Hall, built prior to 1914 and now part of the county parks system. Monthly meetings include home-cooked meal, door prizes and entertainment by local talent. 360-331-6341. Langley Community Club: Small, friendly club formed in 1967 to work toward betterment of the community, deriving income from earned interest on mutual funds and providing scholarships, donations and funds for beautification projects around town. Open to residents of Langley and vicinity. 360-321-4148. Maxwelton Community Club: The Maxwelton Community Club helps care for Dave Mackie Park at Maxwelton Beach, addresses issues in the community and puts on the annual Maxwelton July 4th parade and games. 425-280-3876 or email: maxweltonCC@outlook.com South Whidbey Commons: Community-driven, youth-powered nonprofit organization strengthening community by creating opportunities to gather, learn and grow. The coffeehouse bookstore in Langley brings together people of all ages, provides workplace training for young people and serves as a venue for events and activities. www.southwhidbeycommons.org

EDUCATION Admiralty Head Lighthouse: Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park is open to the public through the partnership of Washington State Park and Lighthouse Environmental Program. Lighthouse Interpretive Center explains the history of Fort Casey and the lighthouse and offers environmental exhibits and displays. 360-678-1186, 360-678-4519 or email: admiraltyheadlighthouse@gmail.com Calyx Community Arts School: A largely outdoor, arts integrated, homeschool cooperative for ages 5-8. Calyx works in partnership with South Whidbey State Park and South Whidbey Tilth and


4 splits its time between these two sites. www.facebook.com/calyxschool Excellence in Education: Recognizes outstanding students, teachers, volunteers and programs in the Oak Harbor School District. Call Mike Waller at 360-679-1240. Life Transitions Program: A Life Transitions Program offered by the Northwest Displaced Homemaker Center at Skagit Valley College, helps those who have lost their primary source of income through divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse. Orientation/information sessions are held each Wednesday (except during holiday breaks) at 1:30 p.m. 360-416-7762 or email: margo.grothe@skagit.edu Mother Mentors of Whidbey Island: A nonprofit corporation, nurtures mothers and other caregivers of young children by providing practical and emotional support. www.mothermentors.org

Heart of Whidbey Non Profit Guide Whidbey Homeless Coalition: Nonprofit organization for the homeless, aiming to provide cold weather overnight shelters, emergency/ transitional shelters for stabilization, work toward permanent affordable housing on island and provide education/outreach in the community. 360-900-3077, www.whidbeyhomeless.org or email: whidbeyhcinfo@gmail.com Whidbey Island Readiness To Learn: Supports students who are having difficulty in school and their families. 360-221-6808 ext. 4321, 360-221-0663, or email: rtlfprograms@readinesstolearn.org or www.readinesstolearn.org WorkSource Whidbey: Provides valuable assistance to those seeking work and employers looking for workers. Job listings, veteran services and occupational training programs. WorkSource is located at 265 NE Kettle St., Suite 102, Oak Harbor. Call 360-675-5966 or visit www.worksourcewa.com

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): Provides encouragement, creative activities, guest speakers and friendships to nurture every mother of preschoolers with children in infancy through kindergarten. Meetings include a childcare program for the children. Call 360-679-1585 for Oak Harbor and 360-222-3211 for Greenbank.

WSU Extension, Island County: Washington State University, in partnership with county government, local entities and organizations offers educational programs that provide useful, practical and research-based information. 360-639-6060 or extension.wsu.edu/island

South Whidbey Schools Foundation: Provides valuable funding for classroom projects outside the scope of the school district budget and which foster educational excellence. SWSF also serves as administering agency for state, federal and foundation grants to local school-related programs. www.southwhidbeyschoolsfoundation.org

Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network: Responds to strandings in Island, Skagit and North Snohomish counties; acts as liaison between government agencies and general public. Collects data, provides public education and safety information. 360-678-3765, 1-866-ORCANET or www.orcanetwork.org/strandings.html

ENVIRONMENTAL

Deception Pass Park Foundation: The foundation’s mission is to provide support for education and resource protection at Deception Pass State Park. All interested parties welcome. 360-675-3767 or www.deceptionpassfoundation.org Island Beach Access: Dedicated to identifying, mapping, signing and preserving access to public shorelines in Island County. www.islandbeachaccess.org Langley Whale Center: Orca Network’s Langley Whale Center celebrates and shares the lives of gray whales, orcas and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea. 117 Anthes Ave., Langley. 360-221-7505, www.orcanetwork.org or www.facebook.com/LangleyWhaleCenter Marine Resources Committee: Identifies and protects nearshore and aquatic resources vital to the health of Whidbey and Camano islands. 360-678-2349 or www.islandcountymrc.org Native Plant Stewards: Works toward preserving native plant communities on Whidbey by salvaging plants prior to construction, propagating plants from local seeds and providing plants for islandwide restoration project. Contact Mark Fessler or Barbara Kolar at 360-678-4281 or email: grendl@frontier.com Orca Network: Dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest. To join the Sighting Network or become a member of Orca Network, call 360-331-3543, visit www.orcanetwork.org or email: info@orcanetwork.org Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship: Restoring prairie and educating students in Christian environmental stewardship.


Heart of Whidbey Non Profit Guide Volunteers needed. Come explore our trails. Visit us at 180 Parker Road, Coupeville. 360-678-5586 or www.pacificriminstitute.org Sound Water Stewards of Island County: Volunteers help protect Island County’s marine environment through public education, nearshore research and stewardship activities of many types. 360-678-4401 or www.soundwaterstewards.org Whidbey Audubon Society: Dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and their habitat with field trips, classes and programs in the schools. www.whidbeyaudubon.org Whidbey Camano Land Trust: Established in 1984, works in partnership with landowners and the community to protect and care for the best of Whidbey and Camano Islands, including important natural habitats, scenic vistas and working farms and forests. Office at 765 Wonn Road, C-201, Greenbank, WA 98253. 360-222-3310, www.wclt.org or email: info@wclt.org Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN): Dedicated to preservation and restoration of native biological diversity of Whidbey and the Pacific Northwest. Members and volunteers provide technical restoration advice, hands-on habitat restoration and enhancement projects, education and outreach activities. 360-579-4202 or www.whidbeyenvironment.org Whidbey Institute: Mission is to be a home for the work of organizations and individuals dedicated to leadership, integral spirit, and a thriving human and more-than-human world. With over 100 acres of pristine woodlands and trails, the Institute hosts visitors annually from all over the world. 360-341-1884, whidbeyinstitute.org or email: info@whidbeyinstitute.org Whidbey Island Conservation District: Serves residents of Whidbey Island in conserving natural resources on residential sites, farms and forest lands through educational outreach as well as technical and financial cost-share assistance to provide a healthy environment for present and future generations. 360-678-4708 or www.whidbeycd.org Whidbey Watershed Stewards: Join and volunteer at one of our many habitat restoration sites. Help us protect and preserve our precious Puget Sound or teach environmental science to K-5 students at our Outdoor Classroom. Check out: whidbeywatersheds.org or email: info@whidbeywatersheds.org

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5 Wildlife Care Clinic: A nonprofit organization to help rehabilitate wildlife for release back into the wild. A resource and referral center for rescue, rehabilitation and medical services for diseased, orphan and abandoned wildlife. 360-679-6796 or bestfriends@im4pets.com WSU Extension, Island County Shore Stewards: WSU Shore Stewards. Free shoreline educational program available to all residents of Island County. Members receive free booklet and DVD on shoreline living and occasional newsletters. No dues, meetings or volunteer hours required. 360-639-4608, extension.wsu.edu/island/nrs/ shore-stewards or email: ann.precup@wsu.edu WSU Waste Wise Program, Island County: Volunteers help county residents, schools and businesses in waste-reduction techniques, donating 25 hours of service, teaching composting, recycling and sustainable living classes to adults and children. 360-639-6062, extension.wsu.edu/island/nrs/waste-wise or email: sarah.bergquist@wsu.edu

FARM & AGRICULTURE Agricultural and Small Farms Program, Island County: Classes include research based information on livestock, produce, weed and pest management, water quality, agricultural safety and classes from the WSU Cultivating Success program. Call Loren at 360-639-6059 or email: loren.imes@wsu.edu Deer Lagoon Grange 846: Provides for family activity and fun through Grange events and fellowship. Participates in the community and serves community needs by supporting youth, providing education and providing a premium place for community activities. 360-321-5747 or www.deerlagoongrange.com Island County Fair Association: Responsible for planning and coordinating the annual Whidbey Island Fair each August. 360-221-4677 or www.whidbeyislandfair.com Island County Farm Bureau: Voluntary, grassroots advocacy organization representing the social and economic interests of farm and ranch families at the local, state and national levels. 360-678-4772, wsfb.com/island-county-farm-bureau or email: ddsherm@frontier.com Slow Food Whidbey Island: Connect to local food and food traditions through SFWI events, quarterly potlucks, the Whidbey Nibbles newsletter, lectures, field trips and support of other educational organizations. www.slowfoodusa.org

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South Whidbey Tilth: Practicing organic methods of agriculture on its Sustainability Campus at 2812 Thompson Road, off State Highway 525 near Bayview. Providing access to and education about local organic produce through community gardens, children’s garden, farmer incubator program and farmers market May through October. www.southwhidbeytilth.org or email: info@southwhidbeytilth.org Whidbey Island Grown: The brand was established by local farmers and residents to increase awareness and consumption of agricultural products grown on the Island. Agricultural areas are an important part of what makes Whidbey Island such a special place to visit and live. 360-336-3727 or www.whidbeyislandgrown.com

GARDEN American Rhododendron Society: Whidbey chapter meets 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month, September through May, at Race Road fire station south of Coupeville. Meetings intended for everyone from novice to seasoned hybridizers. www.rhododendron.org Coupeville Garden Club: Plants and maintains park areas in Coupeville, as well as in barrels and plantings at the Welcome to Coupeville signs. Major fundraising plant sale (at Coupeville Recreation Center) during the last weekend in April. Meet first Thursday of the month (September to May) at Coupeville Recreation Hall, 9:30 a.m. www.coupevillegardenclub.org Greenbank Garden Club: Members participate in work parties and community events at Greenbank Farm and Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, help maintain Greenbank Progressive Hall, hold spring and fall plant sales, contribute to local charities and clean roadsides. Monthly speakers. www.facebook.com/greenbankgardenclub or email: greenbankgardenclub@gmail.com Island County Master Gardeners: Provide public education in gardening and environmental stewardship based on research at Washington State University and other university systems. Volunteers are trained community educators about issues of importance to their local communities that enhance natural resources, sustain communities and improve the health and wellness of Washington residents. 360-639-6059, extension.wsu.edu/island/gardening/mg or email: loren.imes@wsu.edu Meerkerk Gardens: Comprised of 10 acres of display gardens and 43 acres of preserved Pacific NW coastal woodlands. Best known for

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its renowned collection of rhododendrons, it also houses a diverse collection of ornamental trees. Visitors and volunteers are welcome to enjoy their own favorite corner of the garden. 360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org Oak Harbor Garden Club: Performs public outreach projects. All are welcome. Meets monthly the second Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. through June at the First United Methodist Church. 360-240-0560, www.oakharborgardenclub.org or email: absullivan@comcast.net South Whidbey Garden Club: Goal is to create an interest in gardening and to inspire an appreciation in others for flowers and birds so that South Whidbey will be an even more beautiful place to live. Meets 9 a.m. the third Friday of the month at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Clinton, September through June. www.southwhidbeygardenclub.com Whidbey Island Garden Tour: Nonprofit organization presents annual tour of private gardens to benefit groups that work toward the improvement, restoration and maintenance of common habitats on the island. 360-321-4191.

HEALTH & WELFARE American Red Cross Serving Northwest Washington: Provides disaster relief, military emergency services, health and safety services and community disaster education. Representatives available for emergencies 24 hours. Welcome volunteers and donations to relief efforts. Contact info is 360-720-4467, www.redcross.org or email: swdisasterteam@whidbey.com

Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (CADA): Provides free, confidential assistance to victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, stalking, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Services include a 24-hour crisis line, advocacy and supportive services, safety planning, information and referral, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, court support and prevention programs. Crisis line: 360-675-2232 or 1-800-215-5669. Business line: 360-675-7057. Enso House: A nonprofit home providing physical, emotional and spiritual support at the end of life. Located on South Whidbey Island. 360-331-4699, www.ensohouse.org or email: director@enso house.org Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund: A nonprofit group that provides help for people with medical expenses they are unable to pay. 360-221-4535, www.fofmedicalsupportfund.org or mail to P.O. Box 812, Langley, WA 98260. HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center: Its mission is to empower people facing special challenges to discover their abilities and independent skills and to explore their potential through use of our nationally accredited safe and effective equineassisted activities and therapy. 360-221-7656, www.hope-whidbey.org or email: hope@whidbey.com Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County: Dedicated to deterring DUI and underage drinking via its prevention panels, which are open to all and free to non-offenders. Also provides free school prevention programs for third grade, middle school and high school students. Speakers available for business and organization meetings. Call 360-672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org Mardi Unit: A nonprofit group on South Whidbey that raises funds for the Ryther Child Center, which works with children who have emotional problems as well as those with substance abuse concerns. 425-985-1185. Medical Safety Net of North Whidbey: A nonprofit organization that provides temporary help with uncovered medical costs to people living in ZIP codes 98277 and 98278. 360-929-3328 or www.msnofnw.org

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New Leaf, Inc.: A community vocational rehabilitation program for adults with disabilities. Provides training and employment in janitorial services, grounds maintenance and shelf stocking, community job development and independent living services. 360-675-1989 or www.newleafinc.org Opportunity Council: An agency working primarily with low-income and homeless families in Island County. Emergency shelter, energy assistance,

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home weatherization and repair, child care resource and referral. 360-679-6577, www.oppco.org Pregnancy Care Clinic: Provides pregnancy testing; limited ultrasounds; baby clothing, diapers, formula upon completion of parenting classes; community referrals and more. All services are free and confidential. 360-675-2096 for Oak Harbor. 360-221-2909 for Langley. Small Miracles; Coupeville Medical Support Fund: A community safety net comprised of doctors, nurses, counselors and teachers that raises money to help people pay for significant medical expenses such has hospital bills, prescription costs and dental bills. 360-672-5651, www.smallmiraclescpv.com or email: smallmiraclescpv@gmail.com South Whidbey Sound-Off Toastmasters: Meets 7-8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland. Guests are always welcome. 360-222-2092 or email: Clyde4bingo@comcast.net Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA): Provides health insurance information by volunteers who are not professionals in the field but are trained monthly by the state Insurance Commissioner’s office. Volunteers always welcome. 360-321-1600. WhidbeyHealth Foundation: Nonprofit organization supports WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and community health endeavors. Solicits and encourages philanthropic sharing through tax-deductible contributions or gifts in memory of or in honor of individuals, families or groups. 360678-7656, ext. 4020, 360-321-7656, ext. 4020 or www.whidbeyhealth.org/giving Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association: A nonprofit association of holistic health practitioners on the island with the purpose of educating the public about the value and variety of holistic practices. www.wihha.com or email: mailWIHHA@gmail.com Whidbey Island Nourishes: WIN prepares and delivers no-cost meals to children and families in need on South Whidbey. If you or someone you know is in need of supplemental nutrition for their children, we would like to help. 360-221-7787, email: winourishes@whidbey.com or www.whidbeyislandnourishes.org Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters Club: Dedicated to public speaking and all its benefits. General meetings are held 6:30 p.m. the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of each month at the VFW


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HISTORIC The Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington: Invites women whose ancestors or husbands' ancestors settled in Washington/Oregon Territory prior to 1871 to become members. It is an active group interested in the preservation of our pioneer history. wapioneerdaughters.org Genealogy Society of South Whidbey Island: Formed to promote pursuit of family histories through genealogical research with monthly speakers and field trips to study and preserve family history. www.gsswi.org Historic Whidbey: Committed to the protection, preservation and promotion of historic sites on Whidbey Island through education and advocacy. 206-619-4427 or www.historicwhidbey.org Island County Historical Society and Museum: Dedicated to collecting, documenting and preserving the county’s history. The nonprofit society in Coupeville offers research services and an extensive collection and holds numerous events, including home and walking tours and a lecture series. Located at 908 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. 360-678-3310 or www.islandhistory.org South Whidbey Historical Society: Operates museum at 312 Second St., Langley, open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 360-221-2101 or www.southwhidbeyhistory.com Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers: Assists people who are researching their family histories by sharing ideas and research tactics. Meetings include speakers who are experts in the areas of genealogical research. WIGS meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at the Heller Road fire station in Oak Harbor. Visitors always welcome. Visit whidbeygensearchers.org or email: whidbeygensearchers@gmail.com Whidbey Partners in Preservation: A community group that cares about the past for the future. Their goal is to initiate, stimulate, enable, facilitate and support preservation of heritage buildings on Whidbey Island.

LIBRARY GROUPS Friends of the Sno-Isle Libraries: The mission is to support community enrichment by providing discretionary funding for programs and capital purchases outside of monies budgeted by Sno-Isle Libraries. Groups support Coupeville, Clinton, Freeland, Oak Harbor and Langley libraries. www.sno-isle.org/friends

MILITARY-RELATED A-3 Skywarrior Whidbey Memorial Foundation: A nonprofit organization established to provide the means and funds to place the A-3 aircraft on display at NAS Whidbey Island as a memorial to those who flew it. Meetings at Flyers Restaurant. www.a3skywarriorforwhidbey.org American Legion: Provides services to veterans and their families and community. Two posts on Whidbey: Post 129, Oak Harbor, 360-675-2411; and Post 141, Langley, 360-321-5696. Disabled American Veterans: Chapter 47 is a nonprofit organization that provides needed assistance to active duty, retired, disabled veterans;

7 veterans and their families; spouses and widows; chapter services officers are available five days of the week. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointments necessary, at the Seaplane Base. 360-682-2945. Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association: Unit 97 open to wives, widows, mothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters of active or retired members of the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Assists needs of Fleet Reserve Association, its members and their families. 360-675-3414. The Whidbey Island Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (WICMOAA): The local affiliate of MOAA, which is open to all officers of the Uniformed Services of the United States. Chapter meetings are the second Thursday of the month at the Whidbey Island NAS Cheif Petty Officer's Club. 360-678-7097. Navy League: Oak Harbor Area Navy League, chartered in 1956, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the American people and their government that the U.S. is a maritime nation and that our economy and defense depends upon sea services. www.oakharbornavyleague.org Navy Wives Club Whidbey Island No. 150: Chapter of the national organization that works to promote friendly, sympathetic relationships among spouses of enlisted personnel of the United Sea Services. Fosters fellowship among members and the community. Meets the first Tuesday of every month in Building 22 on the Seaplane Base. 360-679-7687. PBY Memorial Foundation: Seeks to preserve the history of the PBY Catalina, which flew from the Seaplane Base in the 1940s, as well as other sea and land aircraft operating out of Whidbey Island. Displays Oak Harbor, Navy and other services memorabilia from World War II up to the present. Displays a PBY aircraft that actually flew from NAS Whidbey Island. 360-240-9500 or www.pbymf.org PBY Naval Air Museum: The museum is located in downtown Oak Harbor at 270 SE Pioneer Way. The museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on WednesdaysSaturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission prices are $6 for active military and seniors; $7 for everyone else. Retired Officers’ Wives: A strictly social organization. The group’s purpose is to acquaint the wives of the retired officers in this area. 360-679-5572. VFW Auxiliary: Provides veteran and family support through community service, youth activities, and legislation while promoting patriotism and remembering our heroes. 360-675-4048 or www.vfw7392.org VFW Post 7392: Promotes civic responsibility and patriotism; supports youth scholarships, local programs and educational opportunities; and offers accredited service officers that work with VA benefits. 360-675-4048 or www.vfw7392.org Whidbey Veterans Resource Center: Programs include peer support groups, a summer sailing program and the annual Stand Down event. Services include assistance with benefit applications, on site and agency referrals and help accessing discharge documents, emergency and housing providers. Located at South Whidbey Community Center, 723 Camano Avenue, Langley. Appointments are suggested but not necessary. 360-331-8081 or email: whidbeyvrc@gmail.com

RELIGIOUS GROUPS Awana Clubs International: A Christian club for children ages 3 through high school, meets at Family Bible Church. www.oakharborfamilybible.org Spiritually Independent Group: Meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. near Oak Harbor. Originally “A Course in Miracles," the group is not limited to one ism or ideology. They are wisdom seekers who dare to know! Their discussions and multi-media cross religious, scientific and artistic boundaries. They aim to be a blessing to all families of the earth. Call Bob Schoenecker at 360-675-9704. St. Peter’s Women, ELCA: Women of the Clinton congregation meet for fellowship and Bible study and to support activities for the church. Raises funds for missions locally and worldwide. 360-341-4715. United Methodist Women, Langley: LUMC unit meets bi-monthly generally on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. spring and fall. All women are welcome. 360-221-4233 or www.langleyumc.org Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (Quakers): Worships at 4 p.m. each Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Highway 525. Friends worship in a circle in a traditional hour-long period of silence and meditation that often includes spoken prayers and messages. Meeting also sponsors spirit-led social justice, peace and educational programs for the wider community. www.whidbeyquakers.org Whidbey Island Jewish Community: WIJC is a grassroots, nonprofit organization aimed at celebrating and promoting Jewish community and culture on Whidbey Island. As such, community support is vital to WIJC’s success. The group welcomes people who are willing to volunteer to host Shabbats, plan and organize events, work on fundraising and grant writing and simply offer a presence in the community. www.wijc.wordpress.com Whidbey Island Young Life: Young Life is a worldclass organization for adolescents. Staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them — fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we think matters most of all — the truth about God and His love for them. 360-341-1213. Youth Dynamics: An active Christian outreach ministry for high school-aged students with weekly group meetings, Bible studies, seasonal retreats and wilderness adventures. Staff available to meet with students to help with everyday issues. Located at 830 SE Pioneer Way, Suite 201, Oak Harbor. 360-679-1844, www.yd.org or email: whidbey@yd.org

RETIRED/SENIORS American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Brings legislation and community services information to its members. Sponsors the Safe Driving 55 Alive program, income tax service for all ages at no cost and much more. Members must be 50 or older; call 211 or visit www.aarp.org Coupeville HUB for Seniors: The HUB offers a Wednesday meal along with regular programs and services on Wednesdays and some Fridays. Activities include bingo, a Sit & Stay Fit program, pumpkin painting, live music, crafts and educational programs. All meals and programs are held at the Methodist church on North


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Main Street. The meal begins at noon and all programming begins at 1 p.m. Oak Harbor Senior Center: A public facility at 51 SE Jerome St., where people 50 years or older can meet, travel, receive services and participate in activities that enhance dignity, mental and physical health as well as support independence and encourage involvement in the community. 360-279-4580. Island Senior Resources: A private, nonprofit serving Camano and Whidbey Island seniors and disabled persons. Services include nine senior nutrition meal sites and Meals-on-Wheels; senior information and assistance/case management; volunteer chore and medical transportation; a fullservice senior center in South Whidbey, including adult day care and health insurance assistance; countywide Senior News publication; and a 50-unit apartment for low-income seniors in Coupeville. 360-321-1600 for South Whidbey, 360-279-4580 for North Whidbey, and 360-678-4886 or 360-321-6661 for Coupeville Assisted Housing. South Whidbey at Home: An intergenerational nonprofit designed to help older residents stay in their own homes and active in their communities. Members are age 55 and older and, for a reasonable annual fee, have access to volunteer services, a roster of trusted businesses and social activities. 360-331-1971, www.swathome.clubexpress.com or email: info@SWatHome.org South Whidbey Bayview Senior Center: Offers programs, lunch, Fun Band, dancing, socialization, and Time Together program for caregivers; respite for caregivers and adults with physical or cognitive impairments also available. 360-321-1600.

SERVICE/VOLUNTEER The American Association of University Women: AAUW meets on the second Saturday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at various venues around the island. AAUW has more than 90 active and involved women living on Whidbey Island who are committed to making a significant impact on education and equity for women and girls on the island. whidbeyisland-wa.aauw.net Central Whidbey Lions: Known as the “Hands On” Lions, the club meets at noon, the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Tyee Restaurant in Coupeville. Members serve the community in a number of ways, including speakers forum, specific projects for those in need, flag posting for patriotic holidays, roadside clean-up and youth support programs. Email: cwlions@whidbey.net Citizens on Patrol: A volunteer patrol group ages 26 and older that assists Oak Harbor Police by patrolling streets and parks; COP voicemail: 360-279-4600 Coupeville Lions Club: Chartered in 1937, the club meets 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, except June, July and August, at the United Methodist Church. New members bring strength to the club with fresh ideas and renewed energy. Annual projects include a giant garage sale in June, scholarship auction and other community projects. www.coupevillelions.org Fraternal Order of Eagles: One mile south of Freeland on Highway 525. Lounge is open only to members and guests but serves dinner several nights a week to the public. 360-321-5636. Garage of Blessings: Serves to feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the needy, comfort the

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sick and visit the hurting. Offers 4,000 square foot facility filled with donated goods for anyone in need free of charge. 360-679-1239, garageofblessings@ gmail.com or www.thegarageofblessings.com Gifts from the Heart Food Bank: Serving Central Whidbey Island 2-5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 203 N. Main St. in Coupeville and the Progressive Hall on Bakken and Firehouse Road in Greenbank. Our mission is to respectfully provide food to those in need. 360-678-8312 or www.giftsfromtheheartfoodbank.com Giraffe Project: International nonprofit organization based in Langley that finds and honors people nationwide who “stick their neck out for the common good." Giraffe Heroes Program is a K-12 curriculum that gets kids involved in service in their communities. 360-221-7989 or www.giraffe.org Good Cheer Food Bank: Supported by the Good Cheer Thrift Shop at 114 Anthes St., Langley, and Good Cheer Two, 4777 Commercial St., Clinton. Distributes food to families in need, with special holiday baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas. 360-221-6454. Goosefoot: Goosefoot’s mission is to build a sense of place and community, to preserve rural traditions, to enhance local commerce and to help create a healthy, sustainable future for South Whidbey Island. 360-321-4145, www.goosefoot.org or email: info@goosefoot.org Habitat for Humanity of Island County: Nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry serving low and very low income families; builds houses on North and South Whidbey in partnership with qualified families; home preservation program for exterior repairs of existing homeowners. Stores in Oak Harbor

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Heart of Whidbey Non Profit Guide and Freeland take donations of furniture, building supplies, working appliances. Volunteer workers needed in all areas, from construction to committee work. 360-679-9444 or www.islandcountyhabitat.org Hearts & Hammers: Neighbors helping neighbors stay in their homes. Local nonprofit organization that brings together local volunteers to help repair and rehabilitate homes of those who are physically or financially unable to do the work alone. Volunteers do whatever repairs and renovations are possible within the scope of a one-day work blitz. There is no charge to the homeowner for labor or materials thanks to the generous support of the community. Work day is the first Saturday in May. To receive help, volunteer or donate there are two Hearts & Hammers groups serving Central and South Whidbey. Central Whidbey: 360-720-2114. South Whidbey: 360-221-6063. www.heartsandhammers.com Help House: North Whidbey’s nonprofit emergency food bank. Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed for lunch. 1091 SE Hathaway St., Oak Harbor. 360-675-0681. HEART (Home Emergency Action Repair Team): A part of the Hearts and Hammers organization with volunteers offering emergency home repair work year-round for homeowners who cannot physically or financially do the work alone. This service answers immediate needs for home repair that cannot wait for the annual work day in May. Labor and materials are offered free to the homeowners. Priority is given to health and safety issues. South Whidbey 360-221-6063 or www.heartsandhammers.com Kids First Island County is a nonprofit dedicated to fulfilling the un-met needs of Island County children who are in foster care. Kids First was established in 2009 and is driven by a local team of volunteers. Kids First is the only resource of its kind serving Island County children. For more information call 888-969-4877 to go to www.kidsfirst-ic.org Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor: Community service organization with emphasis on youth programs and local charities. Sponsors of the Oak Harbor High School Key Club and Crescent Harbor Elementary K-Kids. Meets weekly on Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. at the Rustica Cafe. P.O. Box 714, Oak Harbor. 360-682-5315. Langley Masonic Lodge 218: Meets every fourth Tuesday, Grigware Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 State Highway 525, Freeland; dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:30. The Langley Masonic Lodge is part of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington. Freemasonry is one of the largest and oldest philanthropic organizations in the world. Mail to P.O. Box 743, Clinton, WA 98236. 360-221-5253, www.langley218.com or email: secretary@langley218.com Oak Harbor Elks Lodge No. 2362: Fraternal, charitable, patriotic, social order dedicated to the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity. 360-675-1321. Oak Harbor Emblem Club #450: Community service organization affiliated with the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge that raises funds for scholarships and community assistance. 360-675-7111. Oak Harbor Lions Club: Raises funds for community projects which include Oak Harbor’s flag display and scholarships. Provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for those unable to afford them.

9 Meets Wednesday evenings at Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst, Oak Harbor. Oak Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 254: Part of the International Order of Odd Fellows, supports education through scholarships to high school students, visual research work and charitable work on community projects. Theta Rho is the girls club affiliated with Rebekah, Odd Fellow Lodge. Mail to P.O. Box 958, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. North Whidbey Lions Club: Meets at noon, the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at VFW Post 7392, 3037 North Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. 360-279-9208 or email: jackpeebles@comcast.net Rotary Clubs: Four active clubs: Rotary Club of South Whidbey; Whidbey Westside Rotary; Oak Harbor Rotary and North Whidbey Island Sunrise. All stand by principles of the international organization and encourage service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Provide service on local, national and international projects and scholarships for local students. Reach Oak Harbor Rotary Club at www.ohrotary.org, North Whidbey Sunrise Rotary at 360-679-2527, Rotary Club of South Whidbey at 360-969-3839 or rotary@whidbey.com and Whidbey Westside Rotary at www.rotarywestside.com Soroptimist International of Coupeville: Service organization of women which focuses on making a difference for women and children. Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor: Provides service to the community and works to advance the status of women. Projects include Women’s Opportunity Awards, community college vo-tech awards and free mammograms for those in need. www.sioakharbor.com Soroptimist International of South Whidbey: Women business owners, managers and professionals provide service and financial support to advance the status of women. 360-331-4127. South Whidbey Lions Club: Committed to supporting the Lions’ Sight & Hearing Program to assist those in need in the South Whidbey community with eye/hearing exams, glasses and hearing aids. Club grants scholarships to South Whidbey High School students, maintains the landscaping at Freeland Park and participates in the Highway Cleanup Project. Meets at 10 a.m., the second and fourth Thursdays at M-Bar-C Ranch. 360-331-3151. United Way of Island County: 350 SE Pioneer Way, Suite 101, P.O. Box 798, Oak Harbor WA 98277. 360-675-1778 or cniiro@uwic.comcastbiz.net Venture Club of Oak Harbor: Under direction of Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor. Members are professional and business women age 18-40 who work or live in the Oak Harbor or Coupeville area. www.sioakharbor.org Whidbey Island Masonic Lodge 15: Meets every third Tuesday, 804 N. Main Street, Coupeville. 360-420-7110, www.whidbeyisland-15.org or email: info@whidbeyisland-15.org Whidbey Island Nourishes: WIN is a volunteerpowered organization dedicated to preparing and delivering no-cost meals to those in need on South Whidbey, focusing on nutrition and education for our young people. 360-221-7787 or www.whidbeislandnourishes.org

SPECIAL INTEREST North Whidbey Coupon Club: Provides tools and assistance in the saving of money on everyday items. Open to anyone. Free. “Whidbey Coupon Club” on Facebook, 360-675-2338 or nwcouponclub@comcast.net FETCH!: Off-leash support group dedicated to working with Island County officials to establish and maintain off-leash dog parks in Island County. Provides a forum for education about responsible dog ownership and promotes understanding between dog owners and others in the community. 360-321-4049 or www.fetchparks.org Fil-Am Association: The Filipino-American Association is dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and fellowship among the Filipino-American families in Oak Harbor. Find “Filipino-American Association of Oak Harbor” on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Filipino-AmericanAssociation-of-Oak-Harbor-145724825490209 Flying Fingers: A pleasant monthly gathering for deaf, hard-of-hearing and anybody who is interested in using sign language. Meets at 5:456:45 p.m., first Friday of month, Langley United Methodist Church at Third and Anthes Ave., Langley, WA 98260, Fireside Room, back section of church. Follow the posters. 360-221-0383 or email: sisoleil973@yahoo.com Greyhound Pets Inc.: Nonprofit group dedicated to finding homes for racing greyhounds once their careers have ended. Has rescued 3,500 greyhounds. Greyhounds available for adoption at Sunset Kennels and in foster homes. www.greyhoundpetsinc.org Island Classic Mustang Club: All owners of Mustangs or Fords are welcome. Annual Show and Shine Car Show in Oak Harbor. Meets the second Thursday of the month at various locations in Oak Harbor. www.islandclassicmustangclub.com Island County Amateur Radio Club: Testing monthly, field day exercise in June. 360-730-2250, www.w7avm.org or email: k7na@w7avm.org Island County Astronomical Society: Anyone interested in astronomy or educational outreach is invited to attend. www.icas-wa.org Macintosh Appreciation Group of Island County (MAGIC): Serves people who use Macintosh/Apple computers, devices, software and peripherals; meets 4-6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Highway 525, Freeland; offers classes, workshops, online newsletter and mentoring services. www.whidbey.com/magicmug Majestic Glass Corvette Club: Nonprofit group with the purpose to develop friendship and pride among Corvette owners. Actively promotes, sponsors, organizes and supervises sports car outings, meetings, exhibitions, car shows and other Corvette-related activities. Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays. www.majesticglass.org North Whidbey Island Cribbage Club: Meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at Island Pizza. Everyone who enjoys cribbage and is over 18 years of age is invited to play. Ken Daugherty at 360-679-2866 or email: islandcoffeeman@gmail.com Oak Harbor Yacht Club: Promotes an interest in boating and related activities. Membership is open to boaters and non-boaters alike. Social activities


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include regular potlucks and dinners. Cruise fleet sponsors events throughout the year and sail fleet has an active race program that supports the local youth sailing program as well as events such as Whidbey Island Race Week. 360-675-1314, theyachtclub@comcast.net or www.ohyc.org Oasis For Animals: Oasis is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation through spay/neuter surgeries, networking with other rescue groups and shelters to save animals from euthanasia, providing education and assisting in any way that they are able to help animals in need. 360-321-4142 or www.oasisforanimals.org Penn Cove Water Festival Association: Continues an annual revival of the historic Coupeville Water Festival by bringing families together to enjoy Native American canoe racing, entertainment, crafts and culture. Festival held every May. www.penncovewaterfestival.com Quilters on the Rock Guild: This Whidbey Island quilting organization meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 608 N. Main St., Coupeville. Quilters of all ages, interest and experience are welcome. Offers a range of programs, speakers, retreats and projects. www.quiltersontherock.com Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF): Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing aid, comfort and humane treatment to homeless domesticated animals on Whidbey Island. Outreach programs to educate to prevent overpopulation. Manages the minimal-kill animal shelters in Oak Harbor and Coupeville, providing veterinary care and vaccines, high quality food,

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comfort for shelter residents and active facilitation of their adoptions. Visit WAIF Thrift Shops and cat adoption centers in Oak Harbor and Freeland. 360-678-8900 or www.waifanimals.org Whidbey Cruzers Car Club: Nonprofit dedicated to designing, restoring and preserving all types of vehicles, classic or street rod. Events include cruises, civic and charitable events, car shows. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the VFW Post 7392, 3037 North Goldie Road. www.whidbeycruzers.com Whidbey Dragon Boat Club: The premiere Dragon Boat Club on Whidbey Island. Its mission is to promote the physical, social and emotional benefits of dragon boating. While this sport developed in this country because of its benefits for breast cancer survivors, the club welcomes paddlers of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. They have two teams, and during the season boats go out for practice five to six times per week from the Oak Harbor Marina. Join for fun, fitness and friendship. www.npsdragonboat.wixsite.com/dragonboat Whidbey Island Gem Club: For rockhounds, lapidary, knappers, wire-wrappers and silver smiths. Members (beginning and expert) have access to a fully equipped rock shop and a knapping facility where they are taught by and practice with knowledgeable volunteers. Meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Oak Harbor Senior Center. The rock shop next to the Senior Center is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 360-675-1837. Whidbey Island Kite fliers: Members are from entire island and surrounding areas. Club fun flies are held the third Saturday of the month, generally at Fort Casey. Sponsors Whidbey Island Kite Fliers; sponsors

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annual kite festival in September. Email: secretary@ whidbeykiteclub.net Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge: Local organization celebrating the culture and traditions of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Meetings are the third Saturday of the month from September to May at Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge, 63 Jacobs Road, Coupeville. www.whidbeyislandnordiclodge.wordpress.com or email: whidbeyislandnordiclodge@gmail.com Whidbey Island Radio Control Society: Dedicated to building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. Meets 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Family Bible Church, 2760 N. Heller Road., Oak Harbor. kkwoblick@comcast.net or www.wircsrc.com Whidbey Island Stamp Club: An affiliate of the American Philatelic Society. Each month an informed presentation is presented for the enjoyment of members and guests. Meets 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Whidbey Weavers’ Guild: A dynamic organization dedicated to providing environment instilling interest, stimulation and education in fiber arts. www.whidbeyweaversguild.org

SPORTS Back Country Horsemen: Island County chapter is part of a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping trails open for all users and educating horse and mule-users in Leave No Trace practices. Members help maintain, build and clean up trails and horse camps. 360-929-3408, www.bchw.org or email: longearsb@frontier.com


11 Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association: Activities include shooting sports on club’s ranges: 75-yard covered pistol; 100- and 200-meter rifle; trap; and bowling pin with four stations. Monthly black powder shoots. Complete clubhouse with kitchen facilities. Meetings at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month. 360-969-1491 or www.cwsaonline.org Coupeville Booster Club: Parent group supporting afterschool athletics: raise school spirit, purchase equipment, fly game-day fl ags, sell Wolves merchandise and more. “Supporting our school, our athletes, and raising school spirit and community pride.” Find the group on Facebook. Go Wolves! Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron: Part of the United States Power Squadrons, meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at various Oak Harbor restaurants. 360-672-8170. The Fishin’ Club: A club for all salt water and fresh water anglers. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the M-Bar-C Ranch, Shore Meadow Ave., Freeland. Bring a friend and be our guest for an interesting and fun evening. A guest speaker comes each month, covering different topics. The club also supports college scholarships for marine and conservation majors and holiday food drive for less-fortunate families on South Whidbey Island. Contact: The Fishin’ Club, P.O. Box 1292, Freeland, WA 98249. www.myfishinclub.com North Whidbey Little League: Volunteer organization providing playing opportunities in baseball and softball for boys and girls from 5-18 years. Registrations start in January, evaluations and team formation in February and practice in March. The regular season is April through June 15. All-Star tournaments generally begin in July. 417 SE Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor. 360-679-1522 or email: presidentnorthwhidbeyLL@gmail.com North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association: Club ranges, archery 50-75 yards, stationary targets, pistol 50 yards covered, rifle 100 and 200 yards covered, standard trap, complete clubhouse and kitchen facilities. Activities: pistol, IDPA, falling plate bain chi cup matches, weekly trap matches, Boy Scouts and hunter education. 360-675-2964 or www.northwhidbeysportsmen.org North Whidbey Soccer Club: Nonprofit, volunteerbased organization providing spring and fall seasons of youth soccer for about 500 young people ages 5-13. wys-nwsc.affinitysoccer.com or email: northwhidbeysoccerclub@gmail.com South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation:

Heart of Whidbey Non Profit Guide Mission is to make parks and aquatics activities accessible to all residents of the South Whidbey community by raising money to fund capital expenses, operating endowments and scholarships as well as supporting new and existing parks and aquatics programs. www.swpaf.org South Whidbey Yacht Club: Its mission is to foster safe boating and the responsible enjoyment of our marine resources by our members and the community at large through educational programs, community outreach and boatingrelated activities afl oat and ashore. Monthly meetings. Guests are always welcome. And you don’t need to own a boat to join. SWYC P.O. Box 316, Greenbank, WA 98253. www.swyachtclub.org Oak Harbor Racquet Club: All are welcome. Lessons and social play held year-round. Sundays noon to 3 p.m. drop-in time at Oak Harbor High School tennis courts. Seasonal leagues are available. 360-675-3816. Whidbey Fly Fishing Club: Meets to discuss upcoming outings, listen to guest speakers and share techniques in fly fishing. It is a great opportunity for the experienced fly guy as well as the beginner wanting help with equipment, fly selection, etc. This is an informal gathering meant to have fun. Meets in Greenbank. 253-653-8217 or cdwright92@gmail.com Whidbey Island Pony Club: Chapter of United States Pony Clubs, the leading junior equestrian organization in the world, providing English riding instruction, horse management, competition and camps. Whidbey club hosts annual WIPC Horse Trials in July with 300-plus competitors of all ages and skills. 360-720-7270 or whidbeyisland.ponyclub.org

Special events for middle/high schoolers held monthly. Summer/spring/winter day camps and enrichment programs available. 360-240-9273 or www.bgcsc.org/snohomish-clubs/oak-harbor-club Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Explorers: Boy Scouts of America, Mount Baker Council, serves boys and girls ages 5-20. Join and enjoy camping, family fun, adventure, leadership and learning self-reliance. Programs and camps for boys and girls, training for adults and volunteer leaders. Contact Blake Jones at 425-338-0380 or www.mountbakerbsa.org Girl Scouts: Provides scouting programs for girls from kindergarten on up. Call 206-633-5600 for the local council, Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Ryan’s House for Youth: A nonprofit organization that aims to provide a safe living environment for at-risk teens where caring mentors can provide them with tools and opportunities for growth toward better relationships and better futures. 360-331-4575, www.ryanshouseforyouth.org or email: ryanshouseforyouth@gmail.com The HUB After School: Serves middle and high school youth every school day from 2:30-5:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. on early release days. Location at 301 Anthes Ave., Langley. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1324, Langley, WA. 98260. 360-221-0969 or email: thehub@whidbey.com

YOUTH 4-H Clubs: Kids from 5-19 focus on their own interests (animals, environment, computers, etc.) and members are supported as they learn by doing. 360-639-6064. Boys & Girls Club of Coupeville: The Positive Place for Kids meets at 203 N. Main St. (in the old firehouse). All kids ages 6-18 are welcome to join for fun activities, healthy snacks, homework support and summer camp programs. 360-678-5640 or bgcsc.org/snohomish-clubs/coupeville-club Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor: Provides kids ages 5-18 with a positive place to go and an environment in which to interact with other kids and have a positive learning experience. The Roller Barn in Oak Harbor is the headquarters. Tutoring, activities and teen night held weekly.

Goosefoot works together with the South Whidbey community to create essential solutions. We preserve great places, address community needs, grow local businesses, and connect neighbors.

www.goosefoot.org 1445 Highway 525 in Bayview www.goosegrocer.com 360.321.0530 Goosefoot is the proud owner of the Goose Community Grocer. When you shop the Goose, you support our local community! Profits from the Goose support our grant program. Over the last five years, Goosefoot has donated $877,535 to over 30 non-profits serving South Whidbey.


Make a difference that matters. Engage in meaningful volunteer work to help families in need on South Whidbey. Call us to explore a variety of opportunities in: • Good Cheer Food Bank, • our two Thrift Stores, • our Gardens, • Item Distribution Center. Find a new sense of purpose and meet great serviceminded people. All ages welcome.

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