WLM Handy List — Merry, happy island of activity

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Updated Dec. 15, 2013

Here’s your December handy list of events, sales and shows to keep your holiday season jingling all the way. Click on the links below to get the details! (Check back for frequent updates to this list.)

  • Whidbey Chamber Singers perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at Langley United Methodist Church. The singers present “Holiday Reflections,” a choral concert featuring works by Gustav Holst, John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, Robert Shaw and other greats.Suggested donation at the door is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/military and $5 for youths. Langley United Methodist Church is at 301 Anthes Ave. in Langley. 



  • Good Grief!  You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Revised,” the feel-good musical featuring the whole Peanuts gangopens at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley runs through Saturday, Dec. 21. Buy tickets at the WICA Ticket Office (360) 221- 8268 or tickets.wicaonline.com.



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The Girl Scouts of Troop 42574 give a holiday wave to the crowd at the recent Christmas parade in downtown Langley. / David Welton photo


  • A musical variety show,”Christmas Snapshots” opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 through Dec. 21 at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 S.E. Midway in Oak Harbor. Tickets are $14; call the box office at 360-679-2237 for more information about group discounts and reservations or email at office@whidbeyplayhouse.com. Visit www.whidbeyplayhouse.com.




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Pop Up shopping for local gifts!

  • Handcrafted on Whidbey pop-up shop at the Bayview Cash Store combines great food from Tres Gringos with a shopping experience that includes an array of artisan made gifts from local artists and producers. It’s open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through Dec. 31 at the old Star Store in Bayview Corner.
  • Greenbank Farm Holiday Market  Dec. 21, 22. Enjoy holiday music and warm beverages, while perusing quality handmade products produced locally. Santa will be here every Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Eddy’s Repurposed popped up at the cottage across the street from Payless, which previously housed Roaming Radish in Freeland. The shop is open seven days per week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Dec. 24 and features local handcrafted goods from cookies and clothing, to woodwork and weaving, paintings and photos, ironwork peace signs, books, fine art, fishing nets, mittens, clay, glass, jewelry and magical bugs!
  • Visit with eight of Whidbey Island’s outstanding artisans as you shop for unique locally made fine art and gifts, at the third annual Made Right On Whidbey gift show, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays to Dec. 15 at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville.


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A young musician of the Washington Scottish Pipe Band plays Pied Piper to the Holiday Parade in Langley. / David Welton photo


  • Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm presents “Home for the Holidays” gift show through December with the work of 26 of the most highly-skilled and sought-after Whidbey and Northwest artists working today.
  • Inspired Arts Gallery in Freeland features the work of more than 30 artists and artisans all the time for special holiday shopping.
  • Studio 106 in downtown Langley features painters Phyllis Ray, Faye Castle and Barbara Barry through December.
  • Brackenwood Gallery in downtown Langley presents the “Small Pleasures Gift Show” with more than 35 artists contributing through December; plus “Langley Inside and Out” painting by Phyllis Ray.
  • Museo Gallery in downtown Langley shows new works by mixed-media artist Melissa Koch, along with its annual holiday gift show through Dec. 30.
  • Arlon Rosenoff Gallery in downtown Langley shows Rosenoff’s “City Reflections and Urbanscapes,” some Seattle cityscape paintings and paintings featuring Langley.


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Be sure to check Whidbey Life Magazine’s syndicated calendar for more events!


(Pictured at top, “Miss Matilda” gets into the holiday spirit at the Langley Holiday Parade Dec. 7. /  David Welton photo


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