What’s Happening: Thursday, August 20-Sunday, August 24

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SUBMITTED BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
August 20, 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 ktshaner@whidbey.com. Contributions from drewslist@whidbey.com and Whidbey Life Magazine www.whidbeylifemagazine.org

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

CLINTON THURSDAY MARKET Indoor/Outdoor Market at the Clinton Community Hall. Held on Thursdays through August 28 3:30 – 7: p.m. Back by popular demand: Tim Donovan & Ron Rossel. Lesedi African Food and fresh produce. The Lunch Box will be serving up Whidbey Ice Cream in handmade fresh waffle cones! 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 “Taming of the Shrew” at 5 p.m.
• Friday and Sunday “Richard III” at 5 p.m. 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 p.m. 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.

WICA SLAPHAPPY X this Thursday 8 -10 p.m. Michael Nutt Mainstage at WICA. Slaphappy returns to the big stage at WICA, this time celebrating the 10th year of crime fighting and shenanigans on the Island. Slaphappy is an A Capella Quartet that has been thrilling Island audiences for a decade now. But it’s a comedy show more than a concert. You’ll laugh and cry. 360-221-8262 for tickets! Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley. info@wicaonline.org and www.wicaonline.org

TROY CHAPMAN GROUP at Ott & Murphy this Thursday from 7-9 p.m. They will play tunes from their current CD “Time and The Hours.” www.troychapman.com. Relax, enjoy the view, have a glass of fine wine and groove to some fine jazz with Troy, Jon Small and Scott Small. 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.

BURNING WHIDBOY. OPEN MIC NIGHTthis Friday at 7 p.m. All ages welcome! FREE, with donations accepted. Share your music, poetry, writings, videos, and other performances with the public. Hosted by Kimmer Morris. Please dress warmly for this outdoor event. Bring the family and relax under twilight skies (along with some blankets & pillows!) Burning Whidboy. 625 Edgecliff Dr., Langley. Carl at fiferpig@whidbey.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

DIGGING 4 DINNER This Friday at Double Bluff Beach, Freeland at 7:30 a.m. WSU Island County Beach Watcher Eugene Thrasher has been digging and eating Pacific Northwest clams for more than 50 years.  Join Thrasher and the Beach Watcher team this summer on two of Whidbey Island’s best clamming beaches to learn how to dig clams for your dinner. Learn: recreational shellfish harvesting rules and regulations, how to harvest clams safely and sustainably, which clams are best for which recipes. Reservation 360-240-5558 Stinger Anderson stinger.anderson@wsu.edu or www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/island/

LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3- 6 p.m. Fridays through September 19. Across the street from Useless Bay Coffee Company. This week at the market we will have an awesomely eclectic mix of farmers, crafters, bakers, florists & great music! Woody Virgil as the market accompaniment. www.langleymainstreet.com.

SUMMER ART TOUR Opening Reception this Friday 5- 7 p.m. at the Coupeville Rec Hall—showcasing the Whidbey Island Arts Community this Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Also next weekend 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Participating Artists from Freeland to Oak Harbor. www.whidbeyworkingartists.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

BAYVIEW FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bayview Corner. Kim from Pickles Deli is doing a chef demo this week, so gather round and watch while she turns local produce into tasty dishes! picklesdeliwhidbey.comGloria Ferry-Brennan is the musician this week; a violin virtuoso who heads a jazz band. Gloria solos with well-known orchestras across the country. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6S7Qnq-14 and www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

GRAND OPENING this Saturday 10-2. Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique is in their new location at 221 2nd Street in Langley Village. Special Prices – Buy One, Get One FREE! Balloons, Balloons, Balloons! Chocolate-Dipping Stations! Fun! Fun! Fun! Mona’s 360-221-2728 sweetmonas.com.

SHAKIN’ THE VINES Whidbey Island Winery. Pearl Django Returns! Back for their 3rd performance, Pearl Django lights up the vineyard with a history spanning almost two decades. http://www.pearldjango.com. “Pearl Django plays gypsy jazz and they do it with such verve, skill, and pleasure that they’re pretty much irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike.” —Seattle Weekly 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. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine. Additional glasses & bottles available throughout the evening. Admission price is $25. Tickets online at brown paper tickets. Winery is at 5237 Langley Rd. www.whidbeyislandwinery.com.Service dogs only, please.

POETRY, WAR & RESOURCES this Saturday at 2 p.m.at CLINTON COMMUNITY HALL 6411 Central Ave. Clinton. Linda Beeman will share poems from “Collateral Damage,” her new book featuring a scrapbook of poems and personalities who confront us with unanswered questions about war, its costs and its rewards. Copies will be available for purchase and signing. Retired Colonel Gregory Stone, the president of the board of directors for the Veterans Resource Center, will share their mission: www.whidbeyvrc.org. Find out how you can support veterans and their families. This free library program is supported by the Friends of the Clinton Library.4781 Deer Lake Road Clinton www.sno-isle.org/locations/clinton 360-341-4280

ROUND THE ROCK this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. -7 p.m. This is a motorcycle and classic car benefit ride that tours the whole island and ends up at Oak Harbor’s VFW for a large community BBQ. Registration starts at the Tyee in Coupeville at 9:30 a.m.. The ride takes you from Clinton to Oak Harbor and stops in-between. You do not have to join the ride to attend the BBQ. The end of the Ride BBQ is all you can eat, hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, teriyaki chicken, sides, desserts, and more. Musical guests are HWY 20 and Jacob’s Road. Raffles prizes and kids events will be held throughout the evening. Benefits RYAN’S HOUSE. www.ryanshouseforyouth.org/Contact Mike Hammett at 360-632-1513.

SPOILED DOG WINERYMusic at the Vineyard this Sunday, from 2 – 4 p.m. “Local Commotion.”  Come wander through the vineyards, drink a glass of wine and enjoy the music.  Bring a chair. Winery open Friday noon 5 p.m. Saturday 11 – 6 p.m. Sunday noon – 5 p.m. 360-661-6226 for appointments at other times. 5881 Maxwelton Rd, Langley. www.spoileddogwinery.com

7TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS IN THE GARDENSLose yourself in the rhythms and harmonies offered by some of Whidbey’s favorite bands. •  Bluegrass Workshop at 11 a.m. with Faast & Blair •  Noon-1:10 p.m. Bayview Sound www.bayviewsound.com •  1:25-2:35 p.m. Me and the Boys www.meandtheboys.com •  2:30-4 p.m. Faast & Blair www.mikefaast.com

Musicians are invited to a jam session after the concert! Event Contact: Kevin Lee 360-661-4978 orca@whidbey.netSound Engineer & Sound System: Barry & Kathy Rix. Admission $15.  Children 15 & under free.  Dogs on leash welcome. Food & soft drinks available for purchase. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank www.meerkerkgardens.org 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

FORT CASEY STATE PARK Concerts at the Lighthouse presents Shifty Sailors. Plus other fun performers — a FREE afternoon concert on the lawn! Admiralty Head Lighthouse 2 – 4 p.m. • Fort Tours at 1 and 2:30 p.m. • Fun Kids Games & Activities! • “From Bluff to Beach” Interpretive Talks! WSU Ext. Beach Watchers • Free Lighthouse Interpretive Center & Gift Shop! AdmiraltyHeadLighthouse@gmail.com360-240-5584 Sponsored by Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse www.admiraltyhead.wsu.edu , Fort Casey State Park & WSU Extension Lighthouse Program of Island County. A Discover Pass is required for all vehicles within the Park.

WAG ‘N’ WALK 2014! This Sunday 11 a.m. -3 p.m.at Greenbank Farm. Join WAIF at Wag ‘n’ Walk for an annual celebration of the adoption efforts of WAIF supporters and more. It’s FREE to attend and everyone is invited (including your canine friends on leash)! Lots of fun games and contests for your canine friends, too. www.wagnwalk.org Merritt Atwood at: 360-331-6264 atwoodjm@whidbey.com

SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART Hear some great Americana Folk with a favorite Texan Russell Clepper and his Muse Sarah Dial Primrose this Sunday. The Muse and Eye will be performing from 3-5 p.m. with original tunes and old favorites. 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 Cool jazz on the warm summer breeze continues this Sunday. Danny Ward, Whidbey’s premier saxophonist returns to the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market. The market is open from 11 – 2 p.m. with fresh produce, concessions, unique gifts. SNAP cards and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are welcome. 2812 Thompson Road and Hwy 525. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.Look for the scarecrow.

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