SUBMITTED BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
August 27, 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 the only one of its kind in the whole of the US – the Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve!
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
AUGUST 28th, 2014
CLINTON THURSDAY MARKET Indoor/Outdoor Market at the Clinton Community Hall. Held on Thursdays through August 28th 3:30 – 7:00. Lesedi African Food and fresh produce. The Lunch Box will be serving up Whidbey Ice Cream in handmade fresh waffle cones! www.clintonthursdaymarket.comLocated 1/4 mile from the ferry on 525.
SOUTH WHIDBEY STATE PARK CONCERT this Thursday from 6 – 7:00. Listen to acoustic guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick in the outdoor amphitheater. Bring a picnic dinner if you like! After a successful career both playing and teaching guitar in the San Francisco Bay area, he relocated to Whidbey Island. Quinn’s music covers a wide spectrum of emotions and styles. There is no charge for this concert, but a Discover Pass is required for all vehicles that enter the park. www.parks.wa.gov/585/South-Whidbey-IslandQuestions? firstname.lastname@example.orgSouth Whidbey State Park 4128 S. Smuggler’s Cove, Freeland
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.
AUGUST 29th, 2014
11th ANNUAL WOODPALOOZA this Friday thru Monday, September 1st 12 – 9:00 at Zech Hall, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Free Event. OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY AT 5:00. This year’s show promises exceptional work of Whidbey’s Finest Woodwork! The Guild seeks to support professional woodworkers as well as inspire and educate the budding amateur and provide awareness to the general public of the skills available locally from its talented members. The Guild includes makers of furniture, cabinetry, architectural woodwork, turners, clock makers, sawyers, carvers, restorers, musical instrument makers, boat builders and refinishers. For more information, www.woodpalooza.com WICA 565 Camano Avenue, Langley email@example.com
ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents “Island Times… Greenbank and Beyond” Paintings by Byron Birdsall. Sunday Afternoon Reception September 14th from 1 to 4:00. Painter Byron Birdsall is an artist with a national reputation for his depictions of nature. The show opens this Friday and runs through Monday, Sept. 29. Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Road, #C-103. Gallery Hours are 10 to 5:00 daily. 360.222.3070 www.robschoutengallery.com
“STORIES FOR A SUMMER NIGHT” at 6:00 with Jill Johnson, South Whidbey’s resident storyteller. Sit around Jill’s imaginary campfire to listen to the stories she conjures up. The South Whidbey Commons is located in the heart of Langley by Second Street Plaza. A nonprofit organization, the Commons brings together people of all ages, provides workplace training for young people, and serves as a venue for events and activities. Beverage and food sales, book sales, and donations fund our programs. 124 Second Street www.SouthWhidbeyCommons.org 360-221-2414
KINOBE!(say Chi-no-bay) this Friday 7 – 9:00. Please join us for this very special performance. Born near Lake Victoria in Uganda, Herbert Kinobe is a gifted Ugandan multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer known for his inspired synthesis of African roots and global fusion. His latest CD, Searching for Survival, was recorded in Uganda with his band WAMU SPIRIT and released spring 2013. Learn about Kinobe: kinobemusic.com Enjoy award-winning wines. Selections from a small plate menu are available. Cover charge: $9 per person Reservations recommended. Cabaret Room Ott & Murphy 204 First Street, Langley 360-221-7131 www.swedehillcellars.com
ORCA NETWORK this Friday, 8:00 pmJoin Howard Garrett of the Orca Network in the outdoor amphitheater for his power point presentation, “At Home with Southern Resident Orcas.” Learn about Whidbey Island’s local Killer Whale population in a beautiful setting. There is no charge, but a Discover Pass is required for all vehicles that enter the park. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org. South Whidbey State Park is located at 4128 S. Smuggler’s Cove, Freeland.
SUMMER ART TOUR this Friday – Sunday 10-5 (last weekend). Showcasing the Whidbey Island Arts Community. Participating Artists from Freeland to Oak Harbor. Booklet available for artists studios’ locations. www.whidbeyworkingartists.com
LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3 – 6:00 Fridaysthrough 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! www.langleymainstreet.com
SWINGIN’ IN SUMMERTIME WITH TRIO NOUVEAU at Ciao! This Friday at 6:00-8:00. The sweet and lively sounds or Trio Nouveau www.kristio.comare paired with the fresh and savory cuisine of Ciao to create an enjoyable evening. Stunning sunsets over Penn Cove are part of the ambiance this time of year. No Cover Charge and gratuities for the musicians are appreciated. Seating for dinner begins at 5:00. Ciao Nuovo Napolitana Restaurant 701 N. Main Street, Coupeville www.ciaowhidbey.com
AUGUST 30th, 2014
BAYVIEW FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays from 10 – 2 at Bayview Corner. Customers take note! This year the market season runs through November & December in the greenhouse at the Bayview Farm & Garden, and eating local has been extended into the holidays! www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com
WHIDBEY ISLAND: REFLECTIONS ON PEOPLE AND THE LAND Join authors Elizabeth Guss, Janice O’Mahony & Mary Richardson 2–4:00 at Whidbey Island Winery “One Island, Many Stories” The beauty and ineffable spirit of Whidbey Island engenders deep feelings of connection and protectiveness in its people. Enjoy a short reading, ask questions and share ideas. The authors will be available to sign books. Royalties support the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. www.wclt.orgWhidbey Island Winery 5237 Langley Rd, Langley www.whidbeyislandwinery.com360-221-2040
SHAKIN’ THE VINES Whidbey Island Winery. Spoonshine & Ali Marcus! 6:00. $20 Spoonshine returns to close out another wonderful year! Joined by acoustic sensation Ali Marcus, they’re sure to get you clapping, stomping, and dancing the night away! This season’s ending sensation! Tickets online: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/674271360-221-2040Spoonshine www.spoonshine.com Ali Marcus www.alimarcus.com 5237 Langley Rd. www.whidbeyislandwinery.comService dogs only, please.
SPOILED DOG WINERY Music at the Vineyard This Sunday, from 2-4, Nathaniel Talbot. Wander through the vineyards, drink a glass of wine and enjoy the music. Bring a chair. Winery open Friday 12 – 5:00, Saturday 11 – 6:00, Sunday 12 – 5:00. 360-661-6226 for appointments at other times. 5881 Maxwelton Rd, Langley. www.spoileddogwinery.com
AUGUST 31st, 2014
SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART Joann Hamick Quintana this Sunday 3-5:00. Enjoy a little taste of country this Sunday when Joann Hamick Quintana will be performing original tunes and old favorites. Joann has a unique blend of folk & country. 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.com360-321-0515
THE HOT CLUB OF TROY Playing gypsy jazz in the Spirit of Django Reinhardt invites to you brunch at the Useless Bay Coffee Company 12 – 2:00.Enjoy your favorite breakfast or a hearty lunch on the Garden Patio in sunny weather or inside the Cozy Café if it’s cool or misty. www.facebook.com/thehotcluboftroy Useless Bay Coffee Company 204 First Street, Langley www.facebook.com/uselessbaycoffee
TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET Composting basics and acoustic guitar at Tilth this Sunday. Learn how to make rich compost from yard and food waste.Janet Hall, director of Waste Wise, presents two half-hour classes at 11:30 and 12:15.Quinn Fitzpatrick, acoustic guitar maestro, is the featured musician. The market is open from 11 – 2 with fresh produce, concessions, unique gifts. SNAP cards and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are welcome. 2812 Thompson Road and Hwy 525. Look for the scarecrow. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market
SUMMER SUNDAYS AT GREENBANK FARM Play, Walk, Listen, Wander, Eat … Slow Down … Enjoy! Each Sunday throughout the Summer from Noon till 4:00. Greenbank Farm invites you to: • Play Cornhole, a bean bag toss, and other games or look for letterboxing clues on the Farm! • Walk the beautiful trails; unleash your dog • Listen to the Music of Street Performers • Eat yummy food (the ice cream truck cometh) • Enjoy the offerings of our resident art galleries & shops Notice: The shops at the Farm are open 10 – 5:00 http://greenbankfarm.biz 360-678-7700
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