What’s Happening || Thursday, June 25 through Sunday June 28

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BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
June 24, 2015

Welcome to the weekend on Whidbey. Many weekend events start on Thursday night so this “What’s Happening” covers Thursday through Sunday. “What’s Happening” is a collaborative information guide project between the The Visitor Information Kiosk and Whidbey Life Magazine.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

orcaORCA NETWORK WHALE SIGHTING REPORT While  watching and visiting the whales in their home, please observe, love and respect them from a distance. The Salish Sea is swimming with orcas! J, K and some Ls came in from the west on the 20th after having been out for a few. Get the most recent sightings by going to info@orcanetwork.org

THE PORCH SESSIONS 7 – 9 p.m. June 25. A free outdoor summer music series at the Kalakala Mercantile Co. All ages welcome. 138 2nd Street, Langley Facebook.com/KalakalaMercantile 360-221-0161 Featuring: Magic Potions https://themagicpotions.bandcamp.com/, Memory Boys https://memoryboys.bandcamp.com/, Ghosts I’ve Met Recently played live on KEXP https://ghostsivemet.bandcamp.com/  Questions? Contact: shantisivadas@yahoo.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

INTERNATIONAL GUILLEMOT APPRECIATION DAYS 2015 First event 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 26. Happy Hour at Ott & Murphy Winery 204 First Street, Langley. Specials on glasses of wine. Members of the Pigeon Guillemot Research Project will have photos and discussions of this long running study. Make your own Guillemot feet with red and black felt. Questions? Contact Govinda at: govinda@whidbey.com

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTING ROOM Literary and Poetry Night by Northwest Institute for Literary Arts 6 p.m. Friday, June 26. Featuring readings by Jim Gearhart (essays have appeared in Shark Reef Literary Magazine and High Country News); Mary Heron Hake (nominated for inclusion in Best New Poets 2015); Mel Flannery (Seattle poet with Masters in both Nursing and Creative Writing); Carolyne Wright (published nine books of poetry, including several that were nominated for various literary awards and one that won the Blue Lynx Prize and the American Book Award. Also a collection of essays and co-edited an anthology on women and work); Stephanie Hammer (nominated for a Pushcart prize four times in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. First novel The Puppet Turner of Narrow Interior), and Marie Hartung (Appeared most recently in Talking River Journal. Named a finalist for the Writers at Work Fellowship in 2014, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose in 2015. Recipient of a fellowship scholarship award for the Summer Literary Series in Kenya). These poets and writers will do readings, and will have time for discussions and book signings. Enjoy a glass of wine and hear their poetry and prose. Blooms Winery Tasting Room 5603 Bayview Rd., Langley (in the historic Bayview Cash Store) (360) 321-0515 www.bloomswinery.com

WICA_WLMad_EMMA_2015EMMA 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Last weekend. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. “A delightful retelling of a comedy.”  TalkinBroadway.com. Emma Woodhouse is Jane Austen’s most maddening, endearing heroine. Clever and effervescent, young Emma is also a bit too accustomed to having her own way, although only her friend Mr. Knightley seems to notice. Nearly 200 years after its publication, Emma continues to delight, both as a coming-of-age tale and a lively satire of Austen’s elegant and quirky characters. This sparkling adaptation features Regency dance, revelry, and romance that will welcome audiences into Austen’s witty, captivating world. Adapted by Michael Bloom. Directed by Matthew Gregory. Adult $22 / Senior $18 / Youth $15 / Matinee $15 / Military $18 Tickets: (360) 221-8268 www.wicaonline.org 565 Camano Avenue Langley

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

INTERNATIONAL GUILLEMOT APPRECIATION DAYS 2015 Second event Saturday, June 27. Morning Field Trip to Two Guillemot Colonies. Meet 8 a.m. at Freeland Park and Ride, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Hwy 525. International Guillemot Appreciation Day began 24 years ago with Mid-Coast Audubon Society in Maine to highlight the Black Guillemot. Whidbey Audubon Society joins Mid-Coast by celebrating Whidbey’s Pigeon Guillemots. Our second year! Questions? Contact Govinda at: govinda@whidbey.com Locally sponsored by: Island County Marine Resources Committee Whidbey Audubon Society •  Ott & Murphy Winery

ARTISTS AND ART LOVERS 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27. You are invited to come and draw or come and watch and support! South Whidbey Island Figure Drawing Group. Outside Figure Drawing Party (teens welcome). Presented by Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio and Brackenwood Gallery. Donation at the ‘door’ entrance. Rain date: July 11. Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio 813 Edgecliff Dr., Langley. This new Group is set up as a community service for artists. We have planned this fundraising event to help us keep down the cost to participants down to the minimum. Signing up for this Group is free of charge and you will receive updates and information. Drawing sessions will start in September. To sign up: http://www.meetup.com/South-Whidbey-Island-Figure-Drawing-Group Cary Jurriaans

SUMMER BASH 2015 6 – 12 midnight Saturday, June 27.  Membership Drive and open to the public. American Legion Post 141 Hwy 525, Langley. Music by Hwy 20 playing from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.! Ribs and steaks available! $5 cover after 8 p.m. Questions? (360) 321-5696

DRUM AND DANCE 6 p.m. potluck and 7:30 p.m. dance. Saturday, June 27 with Wa’De: Erick, Rachman, Stephan, Roger, Joseph, Wade. Potluck, too! BYO plates and utensils. At Brad Rice’s Raven and Spade Barn. 4785 East Harbor Road, Freeland. $5-$15 sliding scale, kids free. For more information: (360) 320-1172 earthrhythms@whidbey.com

PLANT-BASED POTLUCK 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Join the Vegans of Whidbey Island for another plant-based vegan potluck at Someday Farm Vegan Bed and Breakfast. Directions: http://somedayfarmveganbedandbreakfast.com/reservations.html.

fruits-and-veggiesOur entire community is welcome  – Vegans, Vegetarians, environmentalists, foodies, great conversationalists and open-minded life enthusiasts are all welcome. Please note: we ask that everyone attending this potluck donate $1 in support of our continued efforts to keep this informal group going, and our presence known. Thank you! For those interested in joining us, please bring only plant-based vegan food. This means the dish you bring will not only need to be free of animal-based meats, but also from dairy (butter, whey, casein, milk), eggs, gelatin and honey. If you have any questions regarding vegan cooking and eating feel free to contact us directly at: vegansofwhidbeyisland@gmail.com Bring your own dishes, cups, and utensils to eat with and serve your food with. We love the furry family members, but we ask that you keep them at home for this event. Vegan happenings at blog; www.whidbeyvegans.wordpress.com

A CABARET OF MUSIC FROM THEATER TO OPERA 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique. $30 per person. Includes Entertainment, Espresso, Coffee and a Selection of Dessert. Sheila Weidendorf (Piano), Mathew Habib (Tenor), and Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique present Songs You Didn’t Know You Loved, an elegant evening of music from Verdi’s “Rigoletto” to Lucy Simon’s “The Secret Garden” and a selection of beverages and desserts. (360) 221-2728 to purchase tickets for this exclusive and elegant evening of music & chocolate! Seating is Limited! Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique 221 2nd Street, Ste. 16, Langley

EMMA 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Last weekend. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. “A delightful retelling of a comedy.”  TalkinBroadway.com. Emma Woodhouse is Jane Austen’s most maddening, endearing heroine. Clever and effervescent, young Emma is also a bit too accustomed to having her own way, although only her friend Mr. Knightley seems to notice. Nearly 200 years after its publication, Emma continues to delight, both as a coming-of-age tale and a lively satire of Austen’s elegant and quirky characters. This sparkling adaptation features Regency dance, revelry, and romance that will welcome audiences into Austen’s witty, captivating world. Adapted by Michael Bloom. Directed by Matthew Gregory. Adult $22 / Senior $18 / Youth $15 / Matinee $15 / Military $18 Tickets: (360) 221-8268 www.wicaonline.org 565 Camano Avenue Langley

BAYVIEW FARMERS MARKET 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays. The big grassy area behind the “Farmers Market” sign at Bayview Corner on SR 525 and Bayview Rd. http://www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com/

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

SOUTH WHIDBEY ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL SWAM 2015! “Eve’s Turn” 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at Tilth Farmer’s Market. Presenting this year’s line-up of all-female headliners: •  11 a.m. – Morris Zick Duo (Kimmer Morris & Debbie Zick) •  12 Noon – Joann Quintana Band •  1 p.m. – Siri Bardarson •  2 p.m. – Gloria Ferry-Brennan •  3 p.m. – Toni Talia Marcus •  4 p.m. – Beverly Graham. Tilth Farmer’s Market at Hwy. 525 and Thompson Rd. (just north of Bayview Corner). Information: https://www.facebook.com/SWAMfestival?ref=hl 

CAMPFIRE CONCERT 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at Whidbey Island Distillery. Featuring: David Moss, Emma Beaton and Blair McMillan. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bring a Picnic. BYOB. Suggested Donation $15-$20. All donations go to the Musicians! Details email: hello@whidbeydistillery.com

ENJOY SUNDAY AFTERNOONS WITH LIVE MUSIC 3-5 p.m. June 28. Blooms Winery Tasting Room at Bayview Corner Cash Store. Joann Hamick Quintana and her new band, J-Pod, will be performing this Sunday. J-Pod is Tom Ehrlichman on lead guitar, Kevin Voigt on bass, Bruce Launer on percussion and banjo, Thomas Barkes on dobro, and Joann Hamick Quintana on guitar and vocals.  Joann has written several new bluesy, jazzy songs that they will be performing. No cover, no minimums. Just fabulous wines and great music! The week of the art show features collages and painting by Jamie Greene and 3D metal object shadow boxes by Jonathan Bartholick, plus photography by Bryan Smith. The show runs through June 31. Blooms Winery’s Tasting room. Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. Langley. Available for private parties too! 360-321-0515 www.bloomswinery.com

SOUTH WHIDBEY TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET 11 – 3 Sundays, through October 25Cultivating a variety of opportunities for local market gardeners and farmers, artisans, and concessionaires. Kat Fritz performs on violin. www.southwhidbeytilth.org 2812 Thompson Rd, Langley. (360) 544-2278

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