Here’s your WLM handy list of Whidbey events for Sept. 13 to 15

Posted in Culinary, Festivals, Music, Theater and Dance, Visual Art, What's up, Winery

Sept. 12, 2013

Help a local winery harvest grapes, take in a gallery or two, celebrate the beauty of boats, cultivate your ear for Shakespeare, taste a bit of local wine and listen to some great jazz music. All this and more is happening on Whidbey this weekend. Here’s a handy list to help you navigate it all. Enjoy the sun!

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  • Island Shakespeare Festival presents its final performances of “Much Ado About Nothing,” in the tent behind Langley Middle School at 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Sept. 13 to 15.
  • Coupeville celebrates the Art of the Boat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 in downtown Coupeville. See the WLM spotlight to find out all about it.
  • An evening of readings, improv, comedy and high drama with Dave and Tom Churchill, plus one special guest performer, in a benefit for Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Baby Island Saratoga Club at 3616 Saratoga Road in Langley.
  • Don’t miss the MossyBacks along with the Vancouver Morris Men dancers Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Coupeville; at noon at the Bayview Farmers Market; and at 3 p.m. in downtown Langley.
  • Pick grapes at Whidbey Island Winery in Langley at its “Help us Harvest” event from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 21. RSVP is mandatory, so call the winery if you are interested in joining the vino extravaganza. A celebration lunch will follow! Call (360)221-2040 for info.
Faye Castle Sketcher Greenbank farm walking trails copy (400x273)

Let local artist Faye Castle be your guide on a weekend tour of “Sketching Landscapes” around Whidbey Island. Above is Castle’s “Greenbank Farm Walking Trails.” (Courtesy of the artist)

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Ted Brancato & Friends Quintet is at Trinity Lutheran in Freeland at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.


  • Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm new work by Kathleen Frugé-Brown and sculptor Lloyd Whannell through Oct. 1.
  • Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm features photography of Marie Plakos and John Olsen through September.
  • Inspired Arts Gallery in Freeland features the work of more than 30 artists and artisans all the time.
  • Studio 106 in downtown Langley features “Whidbey Animal Stars” by painter Barbara Barry in September along with the work of artists Phyllis Ray and Faye Castle.
  • Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville features stained glass artist Sandy Dubpernell through September.
  • Brackenwood Gallery in downtown Langley presents its fourth annual print show with Francy Blumhagen, Buffy Cribbs, Briony Morrow Cribbs, Diane Divelbess, Bridget Fischer and Bruce Morrow through Sept. 30.
  • Museo Gallery in downtown Langley shows mixed-media works by Meredith MacLeod and lampwork glass by Janis Miltenberger through Sept. 29.
  • Whidbey Art Gallery in downtown Langley features Native American carvings of Arlo Morganweck and the photographs of Craig Sullivan through September.
  • Arlon Rosenoff Gallery in downtown Langley shows Rosenoff’s work. He demonstrates on Sundays.
  • Garry Oak Gallery in downtown Oak Harbor features watercolor painter Randy Emmons through September.



Summer is almost over, but here’s a tip to keep your life sunny: To make these regular Whidbey Life Magazine lists, become a member and start posting your events to member news and the syndicated calendar!

(Pictured at top, “Much Ado About Nothing” under Henry the Tent in Langley.)

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