What’s Happening: Thursday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 14

Posted in Community, Culinary, Feature, More Stories, Music, Theater and Dance, Visual Art

Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
Sept. 11, 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, ktshaner@whidbey.com. Contributions from drewslist@whidbey.com and Whidbey Life Magazine,  www.whidbeylifemagazine.org.


Troy Chapman, bandleader and songwriter for the Troy Chapman Group.

Troy Chapman, bandleader and songwriter for the Troy Chapman Group.

TROY CHAPMAN GROUP This Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. at Ott & Murphy in Langley. Your mid-week rejuvenation! They’ll be playing tunes from their current CD “Time and The Hours” Come on down, relax, enjoy the view, have a glass of fine wine and groove to some fine jazz with Jon Small, Scott Small & Troy. www.troychapman.com $9 cover. Cabaret minimums apply. Reservations recommended. Ott & Murphy Winery Tasting Room 204 First Street, Langley 360-221-7131

WHIDBEY AUDUBON SOCIETY presents “Douglas Fir: The Story of a Tree, Its Squirrel & the Irrepressible Steller’s Jay” this Thursday. Socializing begins at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30. Trees are an essential habitat for many of Whidbey’s bird species, and the Douglas fir is one of the most important components of local forests. Presented by local naturalists Steve & Martha Ellis. The presentation follows the 1,000-year history of a Douglas fir from seed to nurse log. Birds, mammals, amphibians, invertebrates and plants that rely on this beautiful conifer are introduced, including Red Crossbills, Townsend’s Warblers, Pacific Wrens, Varied Thrush and other birds associated with the iconic Douglas fir. The event is free and the public is welcome. Coupeville Recreation Hall 901 NW Alexander Street. www.whidbeyaudubon.org.


OPEN SEASON PARTY AT WICA this Friday, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to the party which includes a preview of the upcoming 2014-2015 season, tours of the theatre and a chance to win tickets to the Theatre Series production of your choice! Hint: This may include throwing or shooting at a target. Join us on the Zech Hall patio for light hors d’oeuvres and libations! FREE ADMISSION! Whidbey Island Center of the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley. info@wicaonline.org.

FROM BIRTH OF A NATION TO KEN BURNS: THE CIVIL WAR IN CINEMA this Friday. FREE. Join Lance Rhoades, film historian and director of film studies at the Seattle Film Institute for this conversation about films set during the Civil War, asking how different interpretations of this conflict reflect the times in which the movies were made. Funded by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Freeland Library. No registration required. Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave. 360-331-7323  www.sno-isle.org.

LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3 – 6 p.m. Come share the end of our market season with Woody Virgil and our great vendors! Fridays through Sept. 19. Across the street from Useless Bay Coffee Company and next to Langley City Hall. This week at the market we will have an awesomely eclectic mix of farmers, crafters, bakers, florists and great music! www.langleymainstreet.com.


ARTS ALIVE! This Saturday and Sunday 11 – 3 p.m. in downtown Langley on First & Second Streets. A Showcase of Over 50 Artists! An extraordinary opportunity to observe and learn from regionally, nationally and globally recognized local artists as they present educational demonstrations on multiple techniques. Artists include Glass Blowers, Sculptors, Painters & Sketchers, Animators, Surface Designers, Print Makers & Photographers. Children will have an opportunity to create a giant butterfly at the US Bank. www.visitlangley.com.

One of the cottages available for writers during their sabbaticals

One of the cottages available for writers during their sabbaticals

HEDGEBROOK OPEN HOUSE this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Hedgebrook invites you to experience a slice of serenity, to wander the forest paths, tour the gardens, listen to live jazz from Trio Nouveau, sample tasty refreshments from Hedgebrook’s kitchen, and breathe the fresh island air. Families and children warmly welcomed; please leave pets at home. Free and open to the public! Come early to enjoy all the fun! Tours of the grounds available from 1-3 p.m.. Readings by Hedgebrook writers start at 3:30. Please RSVP. You do not need to bring a printed ticket. www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-hedgebrook-open-house-tickets-12609067059 Hedgebrook Retreat, 2197 Millman Road, Langley www.hedgebrook.org 360-321-4786.

WHIDBEY AUDUBON SOCIETY welcomes interested people to this field trip at 9 a.m. this Saturday. Walk among the big trees of Hoypus Point of Deception Pass State Park to find pileated woodpeckers, Pacific wrens, common ravens and other residents of the old growth forest. To form carpools, meet at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor by 9 a.m. All vehicles traveling to the park will need a Discover Pass. Trip leader: Steve Ellis. Information: 360-678-2264 www.whidbeyaudubon.org.

GOOD CHEER’S ANNUAL HARVEST PARTY & MUSIC FEST this Saturday, 11a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Good Cheer Garden in Bayview. FREE! Honoring Cary Peterson and all of her contributions to the Good Cheer Community. Special thank you for Lucas Jushinski of Island Alternative Medicine, who sponsored the $10,000 matching grant in May. Lunch of salads from our garden & hot dogs will be served. Local musicians will play throughout the day. The lineup will include: Julie Pigott & Friends, Swinging Nettles (Steve Showell & Joann Rouse), Good Cheer Folks, The Muse and eye (Russell Clepper & Sarah Dial Primrose), and Quinn Fitzpatrick. Information: www.goodcheer.org.

FIRST ANNUAL CLINTON TOWN PICNIC BUILD COMMUNITY! *** HAVE FUN! This Saturday, 3 – 6 p.m.. Dan Porter Park, Picnic Pavilion. Rain or shine. Picnic fare provided -barbecued beef, lamb and veggie burgers, salad. FREE. Kids, Families, Singles! GAMES * CONTESTS * PRIZES * MUSIC – The Heggenes Valley Boys! Bring a carved pumpkin, squash, or zucchini for Best Sculpture Contest! Bring an UNcarved pumpkin, squash or zucchini for our Catapult Contest! Plus: World’s Largest Outdoor Lawn Scrabble Game! YOUR HOSTS: Clinton Progressive Association, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, www.discoverclintonwa.com, Clinton Community Council. Questions? Contact Doug or Betsy at: 360-341-2443 hofius@whidbey.com.

BAYVIEW FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. at Bayview Corner. This year the season continues all the way to Dec. 20! Bayview Farm & Garden are hosting the market in their greenhouse during Nov. & Dec., so all the stalls will be on one level, lit by natural light & warmed by patio heaters! www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com


MR. SIX this Sunday, 3 – 5 p.m.. It’s time for Mr. Six at Blooms! Ron Eaton (guitar & vocals) Gary Way (keyboard), Bruce Towne (percussion) and Joe Blevin (bass) are here to entertain you with some of Ron’s original tunes and some jazz & rock favorites as well. The paintings of local artist Carol Hurless, many of which have a wine theme, and the paintings, monotype prints & etchings of the late Betty Rayle will be featured for the months of Sept. & Oct. Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. www.bloomswinery.com360-321-0515.

ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents “Island Times… Greenbank and Beyond” Paintings by Byron Birdsall. Reception this Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Painter Byron Birdsall is an artist with a national reputation for his depictions of nature. The show runs through Monday, Sept. 29. Greenbank Farm’s “Second Sunday at the Farm” event, when the Farm’s galleries, shops, cafe and market welcome visitors to enjoy a relaxed afternoon of fine art, good food, natural beauty and lively conversation. Greenbank Farm 765 Wonn Road, #C-103. Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. www.robschoutengallery.com 360-222-3070.

RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY presents “Shards of Life” Stained-glass Mosaics. Continuing through October 2. Gallery Reception this Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.. Carl and Sandra Bryant of Showcase Mosaics,www.showcasemosaics.com, are among the finest stained glass mosaic artists in America. Raven Rocks Gallery is honored to be debuting three of their exquisite new works in a featured opening during September. The gallery is a proud member of The Whidbey Art Trail, a year-round self-guided tour of studios and galleries of art and artisan crafts by local & regional artists. Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road C-101, Greenbank. www.ravenrocksgallery.com, 360-222-0102.

TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET Spend family time at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market listening to Danny Ward croon out his smooth saxophone arrangements of some of the greatest tunes composed. His last performance of this season at Tilth is this Sunday. The market is open from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with fresh produce, concessions, unique gifts. SNAP cards and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are welcome. 2812 Thompson Road and Hwy 525. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market. Look for the scarecrow!


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