SUBMITTED BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
Sept. 18, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions from email@example.com and Whidbey Life Magazine, www.whidbeylifemagazine.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 18
DJANGOFEST NORTHWEST 2014 this Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 21. DjangoFest Northwest is the premier showcase of Gypsy Jazz in North America, having presented some of the biggest names in the genre to thousands of enthusiastic participants. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is proud to host this fabulous festival, bringing local and international musicians to our rural island community. Not to be missed! Ticket prices vary from event to event. Buy Tickets Online: tickets.wicaonline.com/public. FESTIVAL PASSES: Standard Weekend Pass: $275.50 (Includes Friday) Premium Weekend Pass: $313.50 (Includes Friday) Standard Festival Pass: $342.00 Premium Festival Pass: $380. Festival passes provide admission to all performances for the duration of the pass. Festival passes do not include admission to workshops. Please contact the box office directly at 360-221-8268 to secure a festival pass. Whidbey Island Center of the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
OUTCAST PRODUCTIONS presents “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.” Opening this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theater. OutCast Productions delves into a play that couldn’t be more relevant to our time. The play, written by award-winning Irish playwright Frank McGuinness, is inspired in part by the traumatic experience of Brian Keenan, a writer and teacher who was captured in Beirut in 1986 and held hostage by Islamic Jihad for four years. $18 for adults, $14 for students & seniors. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/822113.
SOUTH WHIDBEY LIONS CLUB Annual Barn Sale and Barnyard Bingo this Friday and Saturday 9 – 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Forgotten Children’s Fund at the M-bar-C Ranch, Lions Sight & Hearing Programs, and Scholarships for South Whidbey Youth. M-bar-C Ranch, 5264 Shore Meadow Road (off Bush Pt. Rd.), Freeland. Information 360-331-5610
THE PANDAS OF PANDAMORPHOSIS this Friday 11 a.m. Freeland Library. Join artist Anne Belov as she shares stories and pictures to explain how a love of pandas led to the creation of her wordless picture book, “Pandamorphosis.” For teens and adults. No registration required. twitter.com/PandaChronicle Supported by Friends of the Freeland Library 5495 Harbor Ave, Freeland, 360-331-7323 www.sno-isle.org/?ID=1196.
OTT & MURPHY “Harvest Music” this Friday, 7 – 9 p.m. A welcome to Autumn featuring the sounds of piano artist, Phillip R. Jones. Celebrate the change of seasons as Phillip delights with original compositions. Enjoy Award-wining Ott & Murphy Wines and selections from a small plate menu during this rare performance. Cover Charge: $9 per person. Winery Tasting Room 204 First Street, Langley. www.swedehillcellars.com. Reservations: 360-221-7131
SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
OLD TRACTOR MEET AT SOUTH WHIDBEY TILTH this Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Static Display, Running Tractors, and other fun things! The American evolution of small multi-purpose tractors was key in replacing human and horse muscle and increasing American agricultural production. Tractors under 30 horsepower from 1935 to 1960 are ideal for local small-plot food production today. Tilth campus at Hwy 525 and Thompson Road near Bayview. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.html.
2014 WHIDBEY ISLAND FARM TOUR this Saturday & Sunday. The time is ripe to visit the family farms of Whidbey Island, sample their abundance, and learn more about where your food grows! This FREE, family-oriented two-day event invites you to visit 13 working farms from one end of Whidbey Island to the other. A self-guided map, driving directions, and details about all the related activities, plus a link to lodging & eating options, can be found at: www.whidbeyfarmtour.com. Please note that some farms are open one day only. So visit the website and make your plans to tour Whidbey Island farms! Don’t miss the special Farm Tour attractions and events happening at the Bayview Hub: • Bayview Farm & Garden Nursery and Garden Store • Informational display of hydroponic lettuce culture • Good Cheer Food Bank Garden • Ebb Tide Farm – veggies, strawberries, flowers, tractors, and machinery • Chef Vincent Nattress’ “The Orchard Kitchen” (in development), sheep, goats, poultry • Art Show in the Cash Store: “Local Artists Interpret the Farm” • Bayview Farmers Market, Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. only • Great places to eat; plenty of parking, public restrooms.
WHIDBEY ISLAND KITE FESTIVAL this Saturday and Sunday at Camp Casey, Coupeville. This fun-filled festival features sport kite competitions with individuals and teams flying in dual and multi-line events, small and giant kites flown on single lines. kite lessons, a teddy bear drop, kids kite making and games for the youngsters. Mass ascensions in which anyone may join in to fly their kites happen at noon both days. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Kite teams will perform. Indoor Kite flying at the Gym at 7:30. Lisa Root, LRoot0208@aol.com. 503-880-7026, www.whidbeykites.org.
PACIFIC RIM INSTITUTE presents the 5th Annual Whidbey Raptor Day this Saturday, 1 – 3:00 p.m. Get up close and personal with hunters of the air. Presentations and demonstrations by local falconers and their feathered friends. This event is free and family friendly. Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Rd., Coupeville, 360-678-5586 www.pacificriminstitute.org.
BAYVIEW FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bayview Corner. This year the season continues all the way to December 20! Bayview Farm & Garden are hosting the market in their greenhouse during November & December, so all the stalls will be on one level, lit by natural light & warmed by patio heaters! www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com
OTT & MURPHY welcomes Beverly Graham “I Rejoice in My Victories” this Saturday, at 6:45 p.m. 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. She is a gifted storyteller. Enjoy award-wining Ott & Murphy Wines and selections from a small plate menu during this rare performance. Cover Charge: $9 per person. Winery Tasting Room 204 First Street, Langley www.swedehillcellars.com Reservations: 360-221-7131
SUNDAY, SEPT. 21
SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART. Rainey Lewis & Friends this Sunday, 3 -5 p.m. Rainey, internationally known singer/songwriter refugee from the Los Angeles Rock Wars, performs new and gentler compositions along with some very talented friends (Alan Brown on percussion, Dave Willis on guitar, and Ron Rossel on bass … and possibly a few guest stars). Hear selections from her new Alternative/Americana songbook. 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 September & October. No cover, no minimums. Just fabulous wines & great music! Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. www.bloomswinery.com. 360-321-0515
TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET Storyteller Mokihana Calizar, the creator of The Safety Pin Café, tells stories that hold life together. This Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join Mokihana and help apply the healing salves of story, chant, movement and laughter in this interactive production. Come to listen, chant and create simple instruments to call on the Ancestors to help tap the common magic of everyday. We will pass the hat when the tales are told. Donations go to the Good Cheer Food Bank. Mokihana www.thesafetypincafe.blogspot.com. 2812 Thompson Road and Hwy 525. www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.
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