Some South Whidbey events are still planned during next week

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 2:19pm
  • Life

Due to growing concerns related to the coronavirus, most of the calendar events submitted to the South Whidbey Record have been canceled. Here are a few events still being hosted through the week; however, that may be subject to change.

As of Friday, the following events had not been canceled:

Saturday, March 14

Canine Good Citizen (Charm School for Dogs!), 10 a.m., March 14, South Whidbey Community Park. Do you wish your dog were more courteous? Or better behaved in public? Learn how to teach your dog good manners using the power of positive reinforcement and games you’ll both enjoy. We’ll work on polite greetings, loose leash walking, being handled, and meeting strangers, with an emphasis on self-control, patience and cooperation. Prepare your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, learn how to address problem behaviors and teach a few cute tricks along the way. Must register in advance. Cost is $100.

Dog Sports Sampler, 11:30 a.m., March 14, South Whidbey Community Park. Try out some dog sports while having fun and learning the foundations of good dog training. Dog sports provide mental and physical stimulation, build better relationships and have practical value. They create confidence and trust as you mindfully coach your dog from one challenge to the next, and they enrich both your lives with creativity and variety. In class you’ll get a taste of parkour, agility, rally, scent games, trick training and barn hunt with safe foundation behaviors suitable for dogs and people of all ages and abilities. You’ll also learn how to apply those behaviors to everyday life, as just a single simple behavior can teach you ten lessons of training and be used in a handful of different ways. Must register in advance. Cost is $100.

Sunday, March 15

Unity of Whidbey Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m., Sunday, 5671 Crawford Rd. in Langley. Speaker: Rev Annie Lonardelli. Musicians: Kristine O’Kelly and Kimmer Morris. Host: Barbara Johns.

K9 Nosework Beginners, 2-3:30 p.m., March 15, South Whidbey Community Park. This fast–growing dog sport teaches you how to encourage and develop your dog’s amazing natural scenting ability by using its desire to hunt and its love of food, toys, and exercise. This exciting detection style activity is appropriate for dogs of any age, breed, or physical ability and handlers of all ages and abilities. Each dog works separately, one at a time, so this is a class for dogs unsuited for a group setting. Classes are offered at all levels, from beginning to advanced dog handler teams. Cost is $150. Times vary by level.

Monday, March 16

Habla Español – Conversational Spanish for Beginners, 11:30 a.m., Mondays, China City building. Gear up to be a polite traveler in Latin America and Spain. Gain confidence with basic conversation in Spanish! This fun, informative and dynamic program will expand your appreciation of language and culture of Mexico and Latin America, build up your practical Spanish skills and grammar, and help your brain to be smarter. Instructor: Kathryn Rickert, Ph.D

Women Veterans and Spouses of Veterans Support Group, 5 p.m., Mondays, Whidbey Veterans Resource Center, South Whidbey Community Center, Room 403. Friendship, community connections and support.

Tuesday, March 17

Veterans Support Group, 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Whidbey Veterans Resource Center, Langley. Meets to socialize, encourage and share info regarding benefits and local connections.

Living with Loss – Grief Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. This six-week support group is designed to help you process the normal yet difficult feelings that follow the death of a loved one. It can be comforting to gather with others who understand the depth of grief. This group provides a safe place to share your experience of loss, learn about the grief process, and explore healthy and effective ways of coping. Groups meet once a week for six weeks. There is no cost for participation. However, pre-registration is required.

Clinton Nar-Anon Meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesdays, St. Peter’s Church, Clinton. Affected by someone else’s addiction? Nar-Anon welcomes and supports friends and families of people suffering with drug dependency issues. For more info call or text Richard at 360-661-7370.

Wednesday, March 18

Langley Al-Anon Meeting, 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 432 Second Street, Langley. Does someone you love have a problem with alcohol? Al-Anon offers help by sharing our experience, strength and hope. Newcomers are always welcome.

Thursday, March 19

Intro to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs, 6 p.m., March 19, Bayview School Building. You’ve got a great food product to sell, now what? Geared towards producers of value-added food products (baked goods, jams, jellies, fermented foods, candy, dressings, sauces, etc). Learn about the licenses and permits you’ll need to get your food business going and get an idea of the expenses you’ll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen. Will you need a food processor’s license or are you eligible for a cottage food permit? You will also hear about Goosefoot’s plans to develop a professionally equipped, shared incubator commercial kitchen on South Whidbey, geared towards food product businesses and caterers. Led by Marian Myszkowski, Program Director for Goosefoot. Free; RSVPs encouraged to or (360) 321-4246.

Friday, March 20Freeland Al-Anon Meeting, 7 p.m., Fridays, Trinity Lutheran Church. Free To Change Al-Anon Family Group. Newcomers always welcome. Does someone you love have a problem with alcohol? Al-Anon offers support and help by sharing our experience, strength and hope.

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