What’s Happening | Whidbey Island July 17-20

Posted in Community, Feature, Music, Theater and Dance, Visual Art, Winery

Whidbey Life Magazine Guest Contributor
July 16, 2014




JULY 17 – JULY 20, 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. ktshaner@whidbey.com

The cast of "Earnest"

The cast of “Earnest”


ISLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL proudly presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. The first production is from the newly formed Classic Conservatory for Young Adults. This Wednesday – Friday at 5 p.m. Admission is FREE! A pass-the-hat donation after each performance supports the program. Under the Big Top located at 723 Camano Ave. behind Langley Middle School. www.islandshakespearefest.org

CONCERTS IN THE PARK Free live music at Community Park. Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass/Americana) will be performing this Thursday 6:30 – 8 p.m. 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley. Picnics welcome, concessions available. South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District. www.swparks.org

CLINTON THURSDAY MARKET held on Thursdays through August 28,Feature Clinton Thursday Market 3:30 – 7 p.m. Indoor/Outdoor Market at the Clinton Community Hall. Located on Hwy 525 about 1/4 mile from the ferry. clintonthursdaymarket.com and info@clintonthursdaymarket.com

LANGLEY WHALE CENTER Orca Network’s Langley Whale Center celebrates and shares the lives of gray whales, orcas and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea. Orca Network’s programs include the Whale Sighting Network, Education programs, the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network and the project to retire L pod whale Tokitae/Lolita. from the Miami Seaquarium. Thursdays – Sundays 11 – 5 p.m. 117 Anthes, Langley 360-331-3543 www.OrcaMonth.com


LANGLEY SECOND STREET MARKET 3 – 6 p.m. through September 19. Located between City Hall and the veterinary hospital.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 Contributed by drewslist@whidbey.com.

Gabe Harshman, Max Cole-Takanikos and Teresa McElhinny get into the hijinks of Christopher Durang's absurdist play "Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them." It opens July 11 at OutCast in Langley. / Photo by Jim Carroll

Gabe Harshman, Max Cole-Takanikos and Teresa McElhinny get into the hijinks of Christopher Durang’s “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.” It opens July 11 at OutCast in Langley. / Photo by Jim Carroll

OUTCAST PRODUCTIONS presents Christopher Durang’s absurdist comedy “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.” The show runs through Saturday, July 26. Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $14 for students/seniors and $18 for adults. 819 Camano Ave. Whidbey Fairgrounds Black Box Theater www.outcastproductions.net Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/733769 or reserve tickets by emailing ocp@whidbey.com.

 THE HOT CLUB OF TROY, celebrating the Spirit of Django Reinhardt, is playing this Friday at Ott & Murphy 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. Join guitarists Troy Chapman and Keith Bowers, accompanied by bassist Kristi O’Donnell, for an evening of swinging, lyrical, gypsy jazz. Cover charge $10. www.kristio.com. Reservations recommended. Ott & Murphy Winery Tasting Room, 204 First Street, Langley.  360-221-7131


CLUB CLYDE presents “A Hard Day’s Night” 50th Anniversary showing of this Beatle’s Classic at 10 p.m. this Saturday. $10 (cash or check only) and can be purchased at The Clyde Theater from 8-10 p.m. 217 First Street, Langley 360-221-5525. www.theclyde.net

SPOILED DOG WINERY presents Music at the Vineyard this Saturday with Skinny Tie: Fran & Brad from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy a glass or bottle of wine and sit outside and enjoy the music. Bring your own chair. Spoiled Dog Winery open Friday noon- 5 p.m., Saturday 11 – 6 p.m., Sunday noon – 5 p.m. Anytime the gate is open. 360-661-6226 for appointments at other times. 5881 Maxwelton Rd, Langley. www.spoileddogwinery.com

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY will be hosting an Open House, 5K Run this Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is an opportunity for the public to learn about past, current, and future operations at the Navy’s only air station in the Pacific Northwest. A 5K run along the base’s flight line will be held at 9 a.m. with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Aircraft displays include the EA-18G Growler, EA-6B Prowler, P-3C Orion and MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter. Visual displays, guided bus tours, and a K-9 Working Dog demonstration. All guests will enter onto Ault Field via Charles Porter Gate, located just west of the Ault Field and Goldie Road intersection. All visitors over the age of 18 are required to have state or government issued identification for access to the base. Information: www.facebook.com/NASWhidbeyIsland


TILTH FARMERS’ MARKET Enjoy music, food and community. Singer and songwriter, Sommer Harris, performs her original songs this Sunday. Her work is her own styling influenced by other women artists; it sets a mood and tells a story. Experience this local talent while shopping for local food, flowers and gifts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concessions and children’s activities are part of the market experience. SNAP cards and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are welcome. 2812 Thompson Road, PO Box 252, Langley, WA 98260. market@southwhidbeytitlh.org and www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market

SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART Enjoy the wonderful original tunes of Jim Castaneda 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday. You may have seen him on stage at WICA and Whidbey Playhouse and his talent is amazing. No cover, no minimum. Just fabulous wines and great music! 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. Hours: Thursday noon to 5 p.m., Friday noon to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m., Monday noon to 5 p.m. Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. Langley. www.bloomswinery.com, 360-321-0515

Kay Parson's "Glad Tidings," watercolor by Kay Parsons

“Glad Tidings,” watercolor by Kay Parsons

ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents paintings by Kay Parsons, “Watercolors in the Garden,” a water colored wonderland of botanical delight,s which runs through July 30. Parsons paints close-ups of flowers and garden life that are rich in “aromatic exuberance.” Weekends: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank, info@robschoutengallery.com 360-222-3070.

OTT & MURPHY WINERY proudly presents The Riveting Rosies 6:30 & 8:15 p.m. By popular demand, the Riveting Rosies return to Ott & Murphy! They are a creamy, tight-harmony girl trio of curvaceous crooners who sing Golden Age tunes with an intoxicating sound in pert, sassy, vintage pin-up style. The Rosies are: Jenny d’Armand, Billie Wildrick, Candice Donehoo and pianist Katherine Strohmaier. Enjoy award winning Ott & Murphy wines and selections from a small-plate menu in the Cozy Cabaret. Cover Charge: $12 per person. Reservations recommended. Winery Tasting Room 204 First Street, Langley, www.swedehillcellars.com, 360-221-7131



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