SUBMITTED BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
July 23, 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
JULY 24th, 2014
CLINTON THURSDAY MARKET held on Thursdays through August 28th 3:30 – 7:00. Indoor/Outdoor Market at the Clinton Community Hall. Performing: The Winterlings. The Lunch Box features “Rosie’s Potatoes”. Maha Farm will have tomatoes, carrots, sweet peppers, basil, salad mixes. Blackberry Moon will have fabulous fresh corn & stone fruits from Eastern WA. Clinton’s own Britt’s Pickles! Janae will be doing a demo on “DIY”: Icy Snocones! Susan Jensen Animal Portraits and Face Fainting for the Kids! Diamond Knot Beer and Comforts of Whidbey wine in the beer garden! Friends of the Clinton Library will feature History books! Located 1/4 mile from the ferry on 525. www.clintonthursdaymarket.com
CONCERTS IN THE PARK Free live music at Community Park. Po’okela Street Band (Reggae & Hawaiian Rhythms) will be performing this Thursday 6:30 – 8:00. 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley. Picnics welcome, concessions available. South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District. www.swparks.org
TAPROOM AT BAYVIEW CORNER Brewer’s Night this Thursday from 6-8:00 with Pelican Brewery Pacific City, OR. 12 craft beers on tap. Late night menu. Local wines. Special events and more. Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. Langley. 360-222-2643 www.goosefoot.org
JULY 25th, 2014
MEERKERK GARDENS Rhododendron Care Class this Friday at 10:00.Learn how to care for your Rhodies with Susie Reynolds, the nursery manager. Reservations required. Cost: $10 per student. For more information go call 360-678-1912 or sign up at email@example.com
LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3 – 6:00 Fridays through September 19 Located between City Hall and the veterinary hospital on 2nd St. The market will host a number of the favorite vendors plus some fun new items with a variety of products and some rotating vendors – fresh organic produce, arts and crafts, handmade items, wood products, a masseuse and musicians. www.langleymainstreet.com
OTT & MURPHY WINERY presents Kimmer Morris & Debbie Zick “The Morris–Zick Duo” this Friday at 6:45 & 8:15. Kimmer Morris on violin and Debbie Zick on mandolin. “The Morris~Zick Duo” will play selections of period music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque to commemorate the free Island Shakespeare Festival in Langley. 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
JULY 26th, 2014
ISLAND ART GLASS at LAVENDER WIND ARTIST INVASION 10 – 5:00 on this Saturday and Sunday. In addition to their glass studio and showrooms being open on Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 11-4, Island Art Glass will take their glass on the road to the Lavender Wind Artist Invasion. 2530 Darst Rd, Coupeville firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lavenderwind.com
ISLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL proudly presents “The Taming of the Shrew.” Opening weekend this Saturday and Sunday at 5:00. Kate and Petruchio are both strong willed, independent, and sure of themselves, but — predictably — he’s seen as strong, she a shrew. 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. Under the Big Top located at 723 Camano Ave, behind Langley Middle School. www.islandshakespearefest.org
SHAKIN’ THE VINES, Whidbey Island Winery’s 5th year of their summer concert series! This Saturday the Ian McFeron Band will play at 6:00. The band weaves together a variety of popular, rock and Americana styles. 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. Admission price at $20 includes a free glass of wine. 5237 Langley Rd. 360-221-2040 www.whidbeyislandwinery.com
ABUNDANT EARTH FIBER MILL Grand Opening 10 – 2:00 this Saturday. 6438 Central Ave., Clinton. Whidbey Island’s one and only fiber processing mill where local wool and alpaca fiber is transformed into batts, rovings, and yarns. See the whole farm to yarn process and celebrate the abundance of fiber on Whidbey Island. www.abundantearthfiber.com 360-969-2187
SPOILED DOG WINERY Music at the Vineyard this Saturday with Nathaniel Talbot from 2-4:00. Enjoy a glass or bottle of wine, sit outside and enjoy the music. Winery open Friday 12- 5:00, Saturday 11 – 6:00, Sunday 12 – 5:00. Anytime the gate is open. 360-661-6226 for appointments at other times. 5881 Maxwelton Rd, Langley. www.spoileddogwinery.com 360-661-6226
SAIL-WHAT-YOU-GOTTA REGATTA The first annual “Gotta Regatta” is this Saturday 12 -5:00 at Lone Lake Public Access. No boat? No problem! Take a ride with us. Got a boat? Get down to Lone Lake and get it on the water! All small non-motorized sail and paddle boats are invited, including canoes, kayaks, SUPs & row boats. FUN FOR ALL AGES includes: Games, Sailboat Rides, Free Hot Dogs, Kids can build a small wooden boat, Entertainment, Smile & Wave Sail-By Parade, Racing demonstration. Awards for: Best Decorated Boat, Fastest Pelican & El Toro, Most Outstanding Boat That Can Float. Info: Bob bobrodgers100@hotmail, www.swparks.org
OUTCAST PRODUCTIONS presents Christopher Durang’s absurdist comedy “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.” This Saturday at 7:30. Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” Tickets are $14 for students/seniors and $18 for adults. 819 Camano Ave. Whidbey Fairgrounds Black Box Theater www.outcastproductions.netBrown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/733769 or reserve tickets by emailing email@example.com
FORT CASEY STATE PARK annual summer picnic this Saturday 4 – 7:30 at the historic artillery line and bluffs. Enjoy a musical trip through history by the Pakawalups, with historically inspired food from Serendipity Catering. Docent led tours by the Fort Casey Battalion will highlight the latest preservation work in the park. Proceeds from the summer picnic support the Friends of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, as well as education and outreach program. Tickets are $75 per person. Available for purchase at bayleaf in Coupeville, Blooms Tasting Room in Bayview, or online at www.FriendsofEbeys.org
BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART has a special event for this Saturday evening from 6-8:00 when Keegan Harshman returns with his bass to perform with singer Jessamyn Lynn Pattison. Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. Langley. www.bloomswinery.com360-321-0515
JULY 27th, 2014
PENGUINS, PEOPLE AND PADEMELONS: Our Trip to The Deepest South 2 – 4:00. At the Clyde Theatre in Langley. View a slideshow of a recent trip to New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica. This will be a live narrated presentation of photos and video clips with time for questions and discussion about these amazing places, their native cultures, the history of Antarctic exploration, the diversity of life in the southern hemisphere, a 14-week adventure. Cynthia & David Trowbridge firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theclyde.net
TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET Garden Critter and Natural Dyeing Workshops and Music by Tim Donovan. It’s a three-ring circus this Sunday at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market from 11- 2:00. Besides the bounty of fresh local fruits, vegetables and crafts, there are two workshops, making garden critters for the fair with Deer Lagoon Grange and how to dye natural fibers with Abundant Earth Fibers, plus music all day by Tim Donovan. 2812 Thompson Road and 525. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market
SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART welcomes the fabulous Siri Bardarson as she plays her Cello from 3-5:00. No cover, no minimums. Just fabulous wines and great music!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
OTT & MURPHY WINERY presents Lisa & Tishia at 6:45 & 8:15. A duo featuring the creative playing, composing and singing of guitarist Lisa Toomey and the percussion, wit and singing of Tishia Malone – folk, blues, alternative, pop, & a wee bit of country. 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: $5 per person Reservations recommended 204 First Street, Langley 360-221-7131 www.swedehillcellars.com
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