SUBMITTED BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
July 30, 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.
THURSDAY, JULY 31
CLINTON THURSDAY MARKET is held on Thursdays through August 28, 3:30 – 7 p.m. Indoor/Outdoor Market at the Clinton Community Hall. Located 1/4 mile from the ferry on 525. www.clintonthursdaymarket.com.
90th WHIDBEY ISLAND AREA FAIR Starts this Thursday and runs through Sunday, August 3. New carnival—Davis Amusement Cascadia. Exhibits, displays, music, food, and fun. Fair Gates are open each day at 9:30 a.m.. Adults 16 – 64: $8 Daily and $25 for the season. Senior Citizens 65+: $5 Daily and $15 for the season. Juniors 6-15: $5 Daily and $15 for the season. 819 Camano Avenue Langley, 360-221-4677 www.whidbeyislandfair.com. Please do not bring your pets.
FRIDAY. AUGUST 1
THE 7TH FROGGWELL ART INVITATIONAL This Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Over a dozen returning and new artists, original sculpture, paintings and prints. The show is located at Froggwell Gardens, a private residence that opens its spectacular gardens for this special art show. 5508 Double Bluff Road in Freeland. froggwell.wordpress.com.
THE WHIDBEY ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL The ninth summer season of chamber music concerts starts this Friday, August 1 and continues 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 from 17th century England to early 20th century Americana played on instruments of the period. Repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to Beethoven and beyond. Tickets are $20 advanced purchase/$25 at the door/$20 senior/children are free. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006.
St. Augustine’s in-the-woods Episcopal Church at 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland and The Barn at Greenbank Farm, corner of State Highway 525 & Wonn Road, Greenbank. WIMF is an affiliate of the Island Arts Council. www.islandartscouncil.org.
LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3 – 6 p.m. 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 Beverly Graham “I Rejoice in My Victories” 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. Beverly Graham is a high-powered folk/rock singer and performer combining exquisite vocals, compelling lyrics and a band that never drops a beat. 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
ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents “Still Life, Still Water” Paintings by Anne Belov & Jacob Kohn. Friday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 27. Sunday Afternoon Reception: August 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.. Weekends: 10 to 5 p.m. daily. 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank, email@example.com. 360-222-3070.
ARTWORKS GALLERY Featured artists for August will be painter Gaylen Whiteman & photographer John Olsen. Open Daily, 10 to 5 p.m. Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road. www.artworkswhidbey.com. 360-222-3010.
RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY presents: “Fire, Wood & Fiber” August 1 – 31. Gallery Reception: Sunday, August 10, 1 – 4 p.m. Three featured artists: Richard Alexander, Bob Higbee and Karen Noblet. Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, www.ravenrocksgallery.com. 360-222-0102.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2
SHORELINE FOREST WALK and TALK with Elliott Menashe, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Meet at the amphitheater at South Whidbey State Park (located at 4128 S. Smugglers Cove Rd. north of Freeland). Explore the Discovery Trail and discuss the concept of ecotones, as well as the role, benefits, and limitations of the shoreline forest in providing erosion control, reducing landslides, providing clean water and preserving wildlife habitat. South Whidbey State Parks Summer Interpretive Program www.parks.wa.gov/585/South-Whidbey-Island. Patti Stallone at Friends of South Whidbey State Park, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360- 331-3667. 4128 S Smugglers Cove Rd, Freeland 360-331-4559.
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.
THE W.I.N. FROLIC A benefit for Whidbey Island Nourishes 6:30 p.m.at Holmes Harbor Cellars, 4591 Honeymoon Bay Road, Greenbank. Feast on cuisine prepared by UBCC chefs Des Rock and Dan Fulton. A Tuscan buffet, Holmes Harbor wines, music by Trio Nouveau and lively bidding on pies & other treasures! Guest Donation: $125. For reservations, please call: 360-221-7787 or www.whidbeyislandnourishes.org.
LANGLEY FIRST SATURDAY ART WALK ARTIST RECEPTIONS, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHIDBEY ART GALLERY For August, featured artists: Guest Artist: Louie Rochon, Photography Guest Artist: Maryon Attwood, Pottery. Featured Member Artist: Moe Jerome, Oils. 360-221-7675 www.whidbeyartgallery.com, 220 Second St, Langley.
BRACKENWOOD GALLERY presents three August artists: oil painter Pete Jordan, watercolor artist Ginny O’Neill and Sculptor Jeff Day. 302 First St. Langley. www.brackenwoodgallery.com, 360-221-2978.
MUSEO During the month of August, MUSEO will show works by painter Gordy Edberg and sculptor Joel Sayre. The show opens with an artists’ reception this Saturday. 215 1st St, Langley. 360-221-7737. www.museo.cc
STUDIO 106 is open for the Art Walk from 5 – 7 p.m. Artists Phyllis Ray, Faye Castle and Barb Barry. 106 McLeod Alley (between Whidbey Island Bank and the Star Store) 206-679-7843, www.phyllisray.blogspot.com.
THE POPPYBANK GALLERY presents “Ghost Trucks of the Palouse” photography by Christopher Evans. The gallery is open 11 – 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 107-B First St, Langley. 360-221-4878 www.poppybankgallery.com.
OTT & MURPHY WINERY presents David Licastro & Friends at 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. Combining members of two groups, Tres Amigos and The Secrets, styles will range from contemporary folk to country, rock & jazz standards. 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: $9 per person Reservations recommended 204 First Street, Langley 360-221-7131 www.swedehillcellars.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3
SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART is proud to be part of an annual tour back to the Northwest by Alyse Black for the third year. This fabulous singer/songwriter will play this Sunday from 3-5 p.m. in a special performance as part of her “Love and Laughter Tour.” Visit www.AlyseBlack.com. 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 Learn about how native bees play a major role in plant pollination. Ecologist Ida Gianopulos is presenting a 30-minute program at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market this Sunday. Her program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the classroom to the right of the pavilion. She is available for questions afterward. 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. 2812 Thompson Road and 525. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.
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 and 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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