SUBMITTED BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
August 13, 2014
The Visitor Information Kiosk welcomes you to Whidbey Island and the many places to visit while you are on the island. In this handout you will find events and activities happening this weekend.
Since 2008, the Visitor Kiosk has welcomed over 18,000 visitors to Whidbey. The island offers a wealth of activities, places to stay, eateries, shopping and an abundance of the natural environment to enjoy and appreciate.
Whidbey Island, ‘as a crow flies’ is 45 miles long but, by road, about 60 miles. There are public beaches open to visitors, hiking trails, five state parks and even the first of its kind in the whole of the US – the Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve!
So welcome and enjoy your visit. Do come back.
The Visitor Information Kiosk is funded by the Greater Freeland Area and Langley Chambers of Commerce. Prepared by Katy Shaner Manager and Volunteer Coordinator – Visitor Information Kiosk firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions from email@example.com and Whidbey Life Magazine www.whidbeylifemagazine.org
THURSDAY AUGUST 14th
CLINTON THURSDAY MARKET Indoor/Outdoor Market at the Clinton Community Hall. Held on Thursdays through August 28th 3:30 – 7:00. This Thursday music by Quinn Fitzpatrick. Kevin Lungren, avid outdoorsman, will share 10 essentials for Salmon fishing on our Whidbey shores. Lesedi African Food plus fresh produce. www.clintonthursdaymarket.com. Located 1/4 mile from the ferry on 525.
ISLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL proudly presents “RICHARD III” and“THE TAMING OF THE SHREW”. Weekend schedule:
- Thursday and Saturday “Richard III” at 5:00.
- Friday and Sunday “Taming of the Shrew” at 5:00.
Seating is limited for Richard III. Richard IIIis not appropriate for children under 10. Admission is FREE! A pass-the-hat donation after each performance supports the program. Dress warmly. Arrive early, allow time to park. House opens at 4:15 for all performances. No late seating. PLEASE: No toddlers & babes in arms. Under the Big Top tent located at 723 Camano Ave, behind Langley Middle School. www.islandshakespearefest.org. Service dogs only, please.
TRIO NOUVEAU QUARTET plays at 6-8:30 this Thursday atPrima Bistro featuring Keith Bowers and Troy Chapman playing lyrical swing guitar accompanied by Kristi O’Donnell on upright bass. Enjoy the French inspired cuisine paired with music of Trio Nouveau. www.kristio.comPrima Bistro 201½ First Street, Langley www.primabistro.com. 360-221-4060
BURNING WHIDBOY Music from Nick Toombs & Matt McDowell this Friday 7 – 8:00. Presenting an evening of adventurous listening, including extended reinterpretations of the music of John Fahey & traditional tunes. Bring the family and relax under twilight skies (along with some blankets & pillows!) Free, donations accepted for Burning Whidboy. 625 Edgecliff Dr., Langley. Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY AUGUST 15th
LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3 – 6:00 Fridaysthrough September 19. Located between City Hall and the veterinary hospital on 2nd St.The market will host a number of favorite and rotating vendors – fresh organic produce, arts and crafts, handmade items, wood products, a masseuse and musicians. www.langleymainstreet.com
CASCADIA IRISH MUSIC WEEK CONCERT this Friday at 8:00. Camp Casey Auditorium A 1276 Engle Rd., Coupeville. Cascadia Irish Music Week returns for its second year on Whidbey Island. Some of the finest Irish musicians in the world will be on Whidbey Island teaching and performing. The Friday night Instructors’ Concert is open to the public. Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/779362. This will be a fantastic concert featuring all the instructors at the camp, most of whom are traveling from Ireland to teach at Cascadia Irish Music Week. Last year’s concert sold out, so please either pre-purchase tickets or check our website on the day of the show for availability at the door. More information: http://www.cascadiairish.org. Questions? Diane Murphy at: email@example.com.
SATURDAY AUGUST 16th
SHAKIN’ THE VINES Whidbey Island Winery. Summer Concert SerieswithMassey Ferguson at 6:00. Back by popular demand, Massy Ferguson is sure to wow with their energetic sound! Also known as “The People’s Band,” this roots Americana quartet combines steady, blue collar alt-country with Southern rock and an every-man ethos that has helped them land gigs all over the world! Concerts are held on the lawn/orchard in front of the tasting room, with the vineyard creating a beautiful backdrop. Take a blanket and picnic and soak in some tunes. Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/674271. Admission price at $20 includes a free glass of wine. 5237 Langley Rd. www.whidbeyislandwinery.com 360-221-2040. Service dogs only, please.
WHIDBEY ISLAND TRIATHLON Start 10:00 Road Restrictions for Whidbey Island Triathlon. The following road restrictions will be in effect to facilitate the safety of runners & bicyclists.
8:00 – 9:45 Lakeside Dr. one way only (northwest-bound) between Traverse Rd. & Pintail Rd. (no street parking except select volunteers). • 9:45 – 11:45 Traverse Rd. and Lakeside Dr. closed • 10:15 – 12:30 Limited turns from Bayview Rd. onto Andreason Rd. • 10:00 – 12:30 DeBruyn Rd. closed between Saratoga Rd. and 3rd Street • 10:00 – 12:30 Second St. closed between Park & DeBruyn
Drivers will also encounter runners & bicyclists using the following routes from 10 – 2:00:
• Lone Lake Rd. between Andreason Rd. and Saratoga Rd. • Goss Lake Rd. between Traverse Rd. and Lone Lake Rd. • Saratoga Rd. between Lone Lake Rd. and Park Rd. • DeBruyn Rd. between Saratoga Rd. and 3rd St. • 3rd St./Brooks Hill Rd./Bayview Rd. between DeBruyn Rd. and Andreason Rd. • Park Rd. between Saratoga Rd. and Camano Rd. • Camano Avenue/Langley Rd. between Park Rd. and Sports Complex Park • Maxwelton Rd. between Langley Rd. and South Whidbey High School Drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution along these routes. South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District apologizes in advance for any inconvenience the road restrictions may cause & appreciates the public’s patience during this annual event. Questions? Contact the District Office at: 360-221-5484. www.swparks.org
MASTER OF THE GREENS GOLF TOURNAMENT Island Greens and D-Up Delivery Service proudly present this Saturday or Sunday. 18 holes Straight-up Golf9 – 5:00 Free Giveaways, Prizes, and Trophies! Free Island Greens T-shirt, Sponsors on every tee, DJ Music! Registration upon arrival: $35 registration fee. Open Dawn to Dusk 7 Days a Week Island Greens 3890 French Road, Clinton 360-579-6042. www.whidbeyislandgreens.com
BAYVIEW FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays from 10 – 2 at Bayview Corner. All the summer crops are flooding into the market now, and August is Farmers’ Market Month, so make a special effort to attend and support local! www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com
WHIDBEY CAMANO LAND TRUST 30TH ANNIVERSARY Explore & Play: Family-Friendly Celebration of the Land! Salmon BBQ – Mweya Marimba Band – Inspirational Speaker, Martin LeBlanc of the Children & Nature Network – Activities & Guided Tours. 2 – 5:30. Camp Casey Picnic Area, Coupeville $10/Individual and $25/Family. Information & to register, please visit: www.wclt.org Pre-registration by August 8, 2014 is required. Please contact Janelle Castro with questions: 360-222-3310 firstname.lastname@example.org Whidbey Camano Land Trust 765 Wonn Road, Barn C-201, Greenbank
CLUB CLYDE Brian Moote Returns to Club Clyde with fellow stand-up comic Geoff Keith this Saturday at 10:00. All tickets to the show are $10 festival seating. Doors will open at 9:30. Advance tickets can be purchased at The Clyde at night or at either The Taproom at Bayview or at Wander on Whidbey in Langley (closed Tuesdays). 217 First Street, Langley 360-221-5525. www.theclyde.net
OTT & MURPHY WINERY presents “Siri Plays Solo” at 6:45 & 8:15. Come join Siri Bardarson as she performs her out-of-the-box cello thing! More info at: www.siribardarson.com Enjoy this special experience with Ott & Murphy Wines in the intimate environs of the O&M Cabaret. Selections from a small plate menu are available. Cover Charge: $9 per person Reservations recommended (360) 221-7131. 204 First Street, Langley www.swedehillcellars.com
SUNDAY AUGUST 17th
SOUP BOX DERBY this Sunday Registration: 9:00 Races Start: 10:00. Bring a racer or bring the family and enjoy the fun on First St in Langley. Entry fee per vehicle: $25 Adult Division, Children’s Division, & Seniors. Entries restricted to 32 vehicles. Every entry receives a trophy. Entries must comply with Rules and Regulations, sign a Release of Liability and Informed Consent document. Applications available at: Langley City Hall or Langley Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by the Langley Community Club Langley. Questions? 360-221-4188
SING-A-LONG AT TAHOMAZEN MONASTERY 4th Community Concert this Sunday, at 2:00 6499 Wahl Road, Freeland. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and loud singing voice to shout out Peace, Love, and Justice. Song sheets will be provided. This is a Benefit for the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center. Questions? Dairin 360- 331-4142. onedropzen.org/community/usa/tahoma_sogenji
SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART Listen to the sounds of Baby Bahia, great jazz with a little Latin style. The new art show for July and August is “Clay, Glass and Steam” with the work of Carol Rose Dean of Dean Tile, SteamPunk art by Jacob Bloom and glass jewelry of Sherren Anderson, plus Rust Revival jewelry and more.Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. www.bloomswinery.com 360-321-0515
TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET Kevin Lungren of the Whidbey Island Fishing Club will offer fishing and crabbing tips at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market from 11:00 to 1: 30 this Sunday. He’s ready to share techniques, answer questions and make suggestions. Lungren is president of the Fishin’ Club which meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the M-Bar-C Ranch. Danny Ward performs soothing jazz. The market is open from 11 – 2 with fresh produce, concessions, unique gifts. SNAP cards and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are welcome. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market 2812 Thompson Road and Hwy 525. Look for the scarecrow.
GREENBANK FARM DOG & PONY SHOW this Sunday 12 – 4:00 FREE & very family friendly! Coordinated by Jerry and Connie Lloyd to highlight their merry band of friends, dogs and horses. Galleries, shops and café will all be open as well, and the trails are ever present, waiting for you to spend time with them. 360-678-7700. 765 Wonn Road
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