SUBMITTED BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
Sept. 3, 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 email@example.com Contributions from firstname.lastname@example.org and Whidbey Life Magazine www.whidbeylifemagazine.org
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
WHEN YOUR PLOW IS A PAINTBRUSH II: Artists Interpret the Farm this Thursday thru Sunday, October 5th at Bayview Cash Store. OPENING RECEPTION THIS FRIDAY 5 – 7. This is the 2nd annual group show organized by Goosefoot and sponsored in conjunction with the annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour September 20th and 21st. 5603 Bayview Rd. Information at: email@example.com, www.goosefoot.org 360-321-4145
ISLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL proudly presents “RICHARD III” and“THE TAMING OF THE SHREW”. FINAL WEEKEND! Schedule: • Thursday and Saturday “Taming of the Shrew” at 5:00. • Friday and Sunday “Richard III” at 5:00. Seating is limited for Richard III. Richard IIIis not appropriate for children under 10. Admission is FREE! A pass-the-hat donation after each performance supports the program. Dress warmly. Arrive early, allow time to park. House opens at 4:15 for all performances. No late seating. PLEASE: No toddlers & babes in arms. Under the Big Top tent located at 723 Camano Ave, behind Langley Middle School. www.islandshakespearefest.org Service dogs only, please.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART Art Opening this Friday 5 – 7. 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 at Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art at the historic Bayview Corner cash store. Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. 360-321-0515 www.bloomswinery.com
ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents “Island Times… Greenbank and Beyond” Paintings by Byron Birdsall. Sunday Afternoon Reception September 14th from 1 to 4:00. Painter Byron Birdsall is an artist with a national reputation for his depictions of nature. The show opens this Friday and runs through Monday, Sept. 29. Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, #C-103. Gallery Hours are 10 to 5:00 daily. 360.222.3070 www.robschoutengallery.com
LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3 – 6:00 Fridaysthrough September 19th. Across the street from Useless Bay Coffee Company. This week at the market we will have an awesomely eclectic mix of farmers, crafters, bakers, florists & great music! New vendor this week is Hunter’s Moon Blueberries & Honey! www.langleymainstreet.com
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
THE YOGA LODGE 10th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE this Saturday 1- 4:30. Gather to celebrate place and honor the traditions of yoga and Ayurveda. Meet the teachers, learn something new, have fun, and explore the grounds & guest rooms. Kerala Info & Slideshow This is the last opportunity for information & slideshow about our Kerala, India Trip, January 19 – February 2, 2015. FREE CLASSES! 30-minute “tastes” of Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Ayurveda. Snacks: Cultivar & Elephant’s Kitchen. Vendors: Artisan body-care products, hand-woven yoga blankets, asana art, t-shirts. Games for Kids & Adults. Interactive Music: SingPeace! Parking is limited. Please carpool if possible. 3475 Christie Road, Greenbank firstname.lastname@example.org 360-929-5985 www.yogalodge.com
WICA: I BELIEVE! Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ Star Gala & Auction this Saturday at 5:00. The 18th Annual Gala & Auction features a delicious four-course dinner by Chef Vincent Nattress of Cultivar Catering. Enjoy a champagne reception and silent auction in Zech Hall, followed by dinner and live auction on the Michael Nutt Mainstage. Tickets are limited; Benefactor $200 • Patron $150 • Guest $125 Tickets: 360-221-8268 or 800-638-763. Additional information at:www.WICAonline.org WICA 565 Camano Avenue, Langley
BAYVIEW FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays from 10 – 2 at Bayview Corner. Customers take note! This year the market season runs through November & December in the greenhouse at the Bayview Farm & Garden, and eating local has been extended to make it easy to buy great food into the holidays! www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com
LANGLEY FIRST SATURDAY ART WALK ARTIST RECEPTIONS 5-7:00
WHIDBEY ART GALLERY features three different mediums this month. Meet the artiststhis Saturday5 – 7. See Nancy Anderson’s vibrant impressionistic oil paintings. Artists, Yvonne Palka, Joann Peterson, Irene Ruiz and Jo Finley will have a special Sumi Painting exhibit. Ed Bennett, wood carver, will have his carved birds, and bronze sculptures on display as well as a demo of his carving techniques. www.whidbeyartgallery.com 220 Second St, Langley 360-221-7675
BRACKENWOOD GALLERY The Annual Print Show opens this Saturday 5 – 7 featuring Bruce Morrow, Buffy Cribbs, Francy Blumhagen, Briony Morrow Cribbs, Bridget Fischer and Diane Divelbess. The exhibit continues through September. 302 First St, Langley. 360-221-2978 www.brackenwoodgallery.com
MUSEO During the month of September MUSEO exhibits ceramics by Larry Halvorsen and prints and paintings by Kappy Trigg. The show opens with an artists’ reception this Saturday 5 to 7. The exhibit will continue through Sunday, September 28th. 215 First Street Langley, 360-221-7737 www.museo.cc
STUDIO 106 will be open for First Saturday Art Walk in Langley 5 – 7. Making Room for the New. Barb Barry will be sharing her sketchbooks of her summer adventures. Fans of Faye Castle will be happy to know she is putting very attractive clearance prices on many of her paintings. Phyllis Ray will be showing recently completed oil paintings done both in the studio and out on location. 106 McLeod Alley (between Whidbey Island Bank & Star Store) 206-679-7843 www.phyllisray.blogspot.com
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART The Reitz Brothers this Sunday, 3 – 5. Start September Sundays off with the Reitz Brothers! Steve and Matt are back for a performance of original tunes and old favorites combined with two great guitarists and singers. 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. Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. www.bloomswinery.com360-321-0515
TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET Prepare to be inspired and entertained all day by local musician, Barbara Dunn, and her friend, Ash Devine, during the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market this Sunday. The performance is free, but tips are welcome. Ash Devine is a songstress from Asheville, North Carolina. Accompanied by ukulele and guitar, Ash sings original songs, Appalachian traditional music and participatory sing-alongs for all ages to enjoy. She has recorded two original albums. www.ashdevine.netBarbara Dunn, Whidbey local, is a gifted singer and plays guitar, ukulele, percussion and assorted flute-type instruments. www.barbaradunn.comThe market is open from 11 – 2 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/marketLook for the scarecrow!
SUMMER SUNDAYS AT GREENBANK FARM Play, Walk, Listen, Wander, Eat, Slow Down, Enjoy! Each Sunday throughout the Summer 12-4:00. Greenbank Farm invites you to: • Play Cornhole, a bean bag toss, and other games or look for letterboxing clues on the Farm! • Walk the beautiful trails; unleash your dog • Listen to the Music of Street Performers • Eat yummy food (the ice cream truck cometh) • Enjoy the offerings of our resident art galleries & shops. The shops at the Farm are open 10 – 5:00 greenbankfarm.biz 360-678-7700
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Don’t forget to add The Bayview Street Dance Wed Sep 10th 7pm-9p, with the rockin band PeTe!