SUBMITTED BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
August 6, 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. email@example.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
CLINTON THURSDAY MARKET Indoor/Outdoor Market at the Clinton Community Hall. Held on Thursdays through August 28, 3:30 – 7 p.m. This Thursday the eclectic sounds of the Heggenes Valley Boys featuring Joe Jeszeck, Russell Link & Ed Fickbohm. The Lunch Box will serve up Rosie’s Famous Potatoes. www.clintonthursdaymarket.com. Located 1/4 mile from the ferry on Hwy. 525.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK Free live music at Community Park. Dirty Boy Lloyd (Rock & Roll) will be performing this Thursday 6:30 – 8 p.m. 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley. Picnics welcome, concessions available. South Whidbey Parks and Rec www.swparks.org.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
THE WHIDBEY ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL The ninth summer season of Chamber Music concerts continues this Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 10 at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods and Greenbank Farm. This season will present a wide-ranging series of six performances of four different programs. Tickets are $20 advanced purchase/$25 at the door/$20 senior/children are free. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006. St. Augustine’s Church, 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Rd, Freeland and The Barn at Greenbank Farm, 525 & Wonn Road, Greenbank. www.whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org.
ISLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL proudly presents Richard III this Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. Who was Richard III? A brilliant strategist? A wronged king? A serial killer? A power hungry politician? Queen Elizabeth was a Tudor; Richard was despised and vilified. And yet, Shakespeare wrote an exceptionally seductive and charismatic villain in Richard. Seating is limited for Richard III. Richard III is 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 located at 723 Camano Ave, behind Langley Middle School. www.islandshakespearefest.org
LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3 – 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 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.
OTT & MURPHY WINERY presents Nathaniel Talbot with special guests Chris & Sarah 7 to 9 p.m. this Friday. Nathaniel has re-energized folk music with his powerful and uplifting voice. Chris Mosley & Sarah Ann are a musical duo from Austin, Texas, who perform their own original Americana/Folk songs. Enjoy award-winning Ott & Murphy wines in the cozy environs of the Ott & Murphy Cabaret. Selections from a small-plate menu are available. Cover charge: $9 per person. Reservations recommended. 204 First Street, Langley, www.swedehillcellars.com, 360-221-7131.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
WHIDBEY HIGHLAND GAMES this Saturday 9-5 p.m. at Greenbank Farm. The traditions of the Highland Games come alive with competitions in four major areas: Highland Piping, Drumming, Dancing and traditional Scottish Athletics. Enjoy the Scottish music and the variety of Celtic performances that are scheduled throughout the day. Enjoy a cool beverage at the beer garden. Trace your ancestry. Thrill to the sound of the bagpipes. Be amazed by the titans who deftly toss the caber. $10 Adults $7 Kids, Seniors, Military. Children under 4 are free! This year there will be a Busking Tent at the Games, where Celtic musicians can come together and jam! www.wihg.org
FABULOUS FUN FIBER SESSIONS—A DAY OF CLASSES Sign up by August 8 Class 1: Learn about your spinning wheel, 2 hours for $25. Class 2: Spinning 101 with different fibers, 2 hours for $35. Class 3: Needle Felting & Alpaca, 2.5 hours for $35. Location: Paradise Found Fiber Farm, 4081 Springwater Lane, 360-579-1906 www.paradisefoundfiber.com For reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRIO NOUVEAU QUARTET Trio Nouveau plays lyrical swing jazz to create a rich ambiance for your dining pleasure this Saturday 10 a.m.-noon on the sunny patio of the UBCC music pavilion gardens. Keith Bowers and Greg Beck on guitar accompanied by bassist Kristi O’Donnell. Useless Bay Coffee Company 121 Second St, Langley, www.kristio.com.
BAYVIEW FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.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.
WORLD’S LONGEST ISLAND TREASURE HUNT Imagine a treasure hunt where 12 non-profit Thrift Stores from Clinton to Oak Harbor join together to put on a giant sale on the same two days! Eight non-profits who have thrift stores want to give you the shopping experience of your summer. There is also a Treasure Hunt contest where you can enter to win a shopping trip. Join the fun by voting for your favorite display. The following stores are participating: Good Cheer Two, Langley Good Cheer, WAIF Freeland, Community Thrift, Habitat for Humanity Freeland, BaRC Re-tail, New Beginnings Thriftique, WAIF Oak Harbor, Habitat for Humanity Oak Harbor, My Father’s House, Upscale Resale and Island Thrift. www.whidbeyislandtreasurehunt.com
DIGGING 4 DINNER 8:30 p.m. this Saturday at Zylstra Beach, Penn Cove, Coupeville. 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. email@example.com.
OTT & MURPHY WINERY presents “A Midsummer’s Cabaret by the Sea” with Nancy Nolan & Friends 7:30-9:30 p.m. Relax with award-wining Ott & Murphy Wines while you enjoy this Saturday night party. Selections from a small plate menu to complement the wine. Cover charge: $10 per person Reservations recommended: 360-221-7131, 204 First Street, Langley, www.swedehillcellars.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
SPOILED DOG WINERY Music at the Vineyard this Sunday, from 2-4 p.m., “Skinny Tie Jazz.” 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 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Anytime the gate is open. 360-661-6226 for appointments at other times. 5881 Maxwelton Rd, Langley. www.spoileddogwinery.com. NEW RELEASE of our 2012 Pinot Noir this coming weekend!
THE 5TH ANNUAL SKIMUSICFEST! Come ride the glide at Double Bluff beach! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Skimboard competition, demos, raffle, delicious barbecue snacks. Live music & fun for all ages! www.islandcounty.net/publicworks/parks/Parks_desc/Double_Bluff, 6325 Double Bluff Rd., Freeland.
TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET Danny Ward returns to the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market this Sunday to play his smooth saxophone sounds for shoppers. It’s National Farmers’ Market week from Aug. 3 to 10. farmersmarketcoalition.org. The market is open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with fresh produce, concessions, unique gifts, clean restrooms, plenty of parking, children’s play areas and more. SNAP cards and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are welcome. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market. 2812 Thompson Road and Hwy 525. Look for the scarecrow.
SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART The EC Band comes to Blooms Winery this Sunday! Erik Christensen and friends returns to Blooms with his collection of original tunes and some 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.
ANNUAL QUEER PRIDE PARADE Downtown Langley at 2 p.m. Come one, come all, from Bellingham to Seattle and beyond! Celebrate the freedom to express your identity, and color the streets with the magic of Whidbey Island! Whidbey Island’s First. This is a family-friendly event. For details & participation information, please visit: www.queerparade.com.
ISLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL proudly presents “The Taming of the Shrew” this Sunday at 5 p.m. Written in the late 1500’s, “The Taming of the Shrew” has challenged artists and audiences for centuries. Many of its themes have evolved with popular cultural opinion. From a modern, western perspective, how can we present a woman broken and beaten into submission as comedy? Admission is FREE! A pass-the-hat donation after each performance supports the program. Arrive early, please 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 located at 723 Camano Ave, www.islandshakespearefest.org.
OTT & MURPHY WINERY welcomes Doug Roraback this Sunday, 3-5 p.m.In a soulful voice, Doug performs Country, Folk, Gospel and Classical arrangements. Relax in the breezy O&M Cabaret Room & enjoy Award-winning Ott & Murphy wines. Selections from a small plate menu are available. No cover charge. Reservations 360-221-7131.
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