Calendar of Events
Description: Whidbey Playhouse Presents Black Box Theatre! and the Poseidon Players
• Are you someone who loves being on stage?!
• Are you an experienced actor who wants to act but doesn't have the time to commit to a full scale production that could take more than 6 weeks of rehearsals, 4 nights a week!
• Or are you a new actor who is interested in improving your craft!
• Are you interested in performing new, different and/or cutting-edge material!
Then we have the setting for you! Black Box Theater in the Star Studio!
Black Box Theater
• Offers you an opportunity to perform on stage in front of an audience starring in original comedies, satires and dramatic sketches!
• Dictates that each skit will take no more than 30 minutes and may feature only 4 to 5 rehearsal dates depending upon the nature of the skit, the director and the actors!
• There will be one "dress" rehearsal 2 weeks prior to the performance!
• The performances will occur on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and be open to the public!
• Generally requires no costuming and few props! Normally the actors simply wear black.
• The leading body of the Black Box Theater. We report to the Whidbey Playhouse Board of Directors.
• A small group of directors/actors who will evaluate the skits. They may also provide you with candid criticism on your performance at the dress rehearsal to help you grow as an actor.
• We approve the skits to be performed and validate that they are of sufficient quality to be presented to an audience.
• Our icon is the trident. The prongs of the trident stand for truth, honor, drama.
• Auditions for our March show are on one night only.
Friday, March 27 at the Star Studio (behind the Playhouse) beginning at 6:30 PM!
• Performances will be on Thursday thru Saturday May 7, 8th, and 9th, 2015!
• Rehearsal dates and locations are at the discretion of the directors and actors.
• However, if you are interested and unable to attend, please contact Stan Thomas at 360-632-5090.
• We will perform 3-4 times a year!
• We will consider all new offerings from local playwrights!
For further information, call 360-679-2237, or email: email@example.com , or check the website at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
Description: Learn Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques or The Tapping Technique ) and join millions worldwide who have found the most sought after Energy Psychology approach on the planet. EFT has gained rapid popularity because it has been demonstrated to quickly and effectively resolve dysfunctional feelings, thoughts, behaviors and beliefs which can lead to challenges in relationship, health, right livelihood and dis-ease. Learn to implement this powerful mind-body approach which is supported by peer-reviewed research, drawing from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, neuroplasticity models and the field of epigenetics.
If you are ready to transform your health, your relationships and your vision of who you truly are, then come join us. If your life is grounded in being of service to others, then EFT will quickly become your tool of choice. If you are curious about EFT for self-help or you are in the healing/helping professions, this training gives you confidence in the art of its delivery. From the professional working with clients to the laymen looking for self-application, everyone walks away having the skills to succeed with this extraordinary healing modality.
2813 East Meinhold Rd, Langley, WA, 98260more info
Description: First Reformed Church
250 SW 3rd, Oak Harbor
Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Annual BBQ Dinner and Auction benefits the Pregnancy Care Clinics on Whidbey Island. The BBQ dinner will be catered by the BBQ Joint, Oak Harbor. Suggested donation for the dinner is $20.00 or eight tickets for $140.00. There is no charge to attend the silent and live auction. Pick-up tickets at the Oak Harbor clinic-670 SE Midway Blvd. Please call 675-2096 for more information.
The Pregnancy Care Clinic is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization registered with the state of Washington.
$20.00 suggested donation for BBQ dinner
Description: Oak Harbor Adventist Church
31830 SR 20, Oak Harbor
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7pm
Violin Virtuoso Jaime Jorge will perform a live concert at the Oak Harbor Adventist Church on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Jaime has performed in a multitude of settings, from high school auditoriums to Carnegie Hall. He has played on six continents and over 40 countries.
He has performed before heads of state around the world including the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Russia. He averages more than 75 concerts annually, performing for over half a million people each year.
Come and listen to his marvelous music and his captivating personal story. This free concert will be an unforgettable experience.
The Oak Harbor Adventist Church is located at 31830 SR 30, between Big 5 and Auto Zone.
Description: Upcoming Library events at the library locations throughout Whidbey Island. Use the QR code to add this link to your smartphone
Oak Harbor Library, Coupeville Library, Freeland Library, Langley Library, and Clinton Library, see website button for maps and times
Sno-Isle Librarymore info
Description: Come escape the ordinary by taking a workshop on the mystic isle of Whidbey. We have been offering exceptional visual art workshops in painting, fiber arts, mixed media and photography for 29 years. Come inspire your inner artist with an experience you will not soon forget taught by distinguished and nationally known faculty members such as Sam Abell, Elin Noble, Jan Sitts, Arthur Meyerson, David Wells, Orly Avineri, Sterling Edwards, Tracy Verdugo and many, many more!
Click on our website button for all upcoming events or use our QR code on your mobile phone
15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville WA 98239
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (9am-4pm)
Tel: Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Streetmore info
Description: The mission of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is to inspire, nourish, and enhance the artistic, social, and economic well-being of the community. We do this by promoting, developing, and presenting a diverse offering of high quality theatre, music, dance, literature, and visual arts in an outstanding venue, and by creating educational and participation opportunities. Click our website button for the current events calendar, or use the QR code to visit our website.
WICA , 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA,more info
Description: Whidbey Island Roller Girls (WIRG) are offering LIMITED Season Passes for our 2015 home schedule. This is our 4th home season and it will not disappoint! In addition to tickets to all our home games, you will receive special montly discounts off WIRG merchandise and early entry into our venue to secure premium seating!
2015 Home Schedule:
January 24 - WIRG vs. Public Frenemy
March 21 - WIRG vs. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bettie Brigade
May 16th - WIRG vs. TBD
September 19 - WIRG Fresh Meat Debut Game
October 10 - WIRG vs. TBD
Season Pass Prices:
Child (6-12) $45
The Roller Barn 98 NE Barron Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277more info
Description: Free Admission Days for State and National Parks
You don't have to pay a fee to visit National Parks on February 14-16, Presidents Day Weekend.
Washington State Parks are free on March 19
Washington State Parks' 102nd birthday; April 4
You can also get in free on April 18-19
Springtime free Saturday; April 22
May 10, Springtime free Sunday.
June 6th National Trails Day
June 13 National Get Outdoors Day
August 25 National Park Service Birthday
September 26 National Public Lands Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Description: Six Week Class offered at Langley United Methodist Church
“Developing and Sustaining Healthy Relationships”
February 24/25 – March 31/April 1 in the Fireside Room
Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm OR Wednesday mornings 9:30-11am
Relationships are central to all of our lives, and they can be complex. This class will discuss ways of finding support and fulfillment in life through the joy of relating to others in a mature way. Facilitators are Dr. Duncan Ferguson and the Rev. Dr. Mary Boyd. The textbook will be Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood, which can be purchased at the church office.
For more information and to sign up online please visit langleyumc.org or phone the office at 221-4233.
Langley UMC is an Advocating, Greening, and Reconciling Congregation located on the corner of Third and Anthes in Langley.
located on the corner of Third and Anthes in Langley.more info
Description: Announcing the creation of the Would Be Players Jr.!
I am very excited to announce the Spring 2015 Program as we will be introducing new concepts of theater to our older, more experienced actors and offering a program to address the specific needs of beginning younger actors!
Due to the current size of the class as well as the growing experience of some of our older actors, we will be splitting it into smaller groups primarily based on age.
The Would Be Players Sr. class will meet Monday and Tuesday for ages 12 to 18.
The Would Be Players Jr. class will meet on Wednesday and Thursday for ages 6 through 11.
(Note that these age classifications are estimates inasmuch as some children maybe more experienced and/or mature than others. For example, we may place an 11 year old in the advanced group and/or a 12 year old in the beginners group.)
Classes for the 12 - 18 years old will begin on Monday, March 2, 2015. This program will be for the more advanced actors and will introduce new acting techniques and material.
Classes for the 6 - 11 years old will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. This program will be for new and young actors.
Children new to the program will be evaluated the first week and, based upon experience and level of maturity, may be moved from one group to the other. Before a child is moved, we will discuss it with you, the parents. The child will not be told until the move is discussed and agreed upon.
Both the Would Be Players Sr. Program and the Would Be Players Jr. Program Each program lasts for 6-8 weeks and finishes with a production at the Playhouse that is opened to the public. This program incorporates the basics of theater acting, vocal training, body language, stage presence, blocking, etc. There will be some lecturing but most of the sessions would involve acting games giving the actors the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned. Scripts will be distributed throughout the training. There will be a final script to be used in a performance for the final week of classes.
Why theater for children?
Theater, unlike anything else, can really help a child to mature.
1. Theater is a "team-sport". Everyone has to do his or her part in order to make a production work.
2. It can create enormous pressure. Getting up on stage and performing is notoriously nerve-wracking. It can help pull a shy child out of his/her shell.
3. It teaches discipline. You have to learn your lines or look foolish on stage.
4. Each play has a message that a child can learn from.
5. Theater takes a child away from the television, computer or mall and forces them to socialize with his/her peers.
6. You can develop wonderful relationships between kids of all ages. As I've seen time and time again, the older actors love helping the younger actors.
Most importantly, the things that a student learns in acting class will stay with him/her their entire life. Math may be forgotten. History may be forgotten, but each student will never lose the ability to stand up in front of a group of people and present themselves favorably. Theater is one "stage" that you want your child to go through!
• is open to all young people from 6-18 years of age.
• will last for 6-8 weeks
• will have rehearsals 2 days a week during that time span with a Tech rehearsal on Sunday preceding the performances.
• will provide training in all aspects of theater
• will end with a live performance open to the families of the actors
• is restricted to approximately 15 children per class.
All classes are from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio Would Be Players Sr. -Begin on Monday, March 2 thru Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Performances April 27 and April 28, 2015 at approximately 4:00 Would Be Players Jr. -Begin on Wednesday, March 4 thru Thursday, April 30, 2015 Performances April 29 and April 30, 2015 at approximately 4:00. There will be a special Tech rehearsal for both groups on Sunday April 26th from 1 Pm to 5 PM.
Cost: $75.00 per child. Kindly sign up before the first practice.
Scholarships are available. Just ask!
So.... if you are from the ages of 6-18 and you want to become a Star!
Come join us!
Contact Stan Thomas at 360-632-5090 with questions.
For more information contact the Whidbey Playhouse - 360-679-2237
Description: Seattle Singer songwriter "LeRoy Bell and his only friends, will be performing Saturday, March 28th 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Juke room at Mukilteo Coffee Roasters, 3228 Lake Leo Way Langley Wa. LeRoy has been performing all over the world for years and was a #8 finalist on the very first X-Factor television show.
This show will be a a sell-out so be sure to get your tickets as soon as you can! All ages, beer and wine available for purchase. Non alcohol beverages will be available as well.
Limited dinner menu on show evenings.
PLEASE!!! If you want to sit, Bring a folding chair.
Mukilteo Coffee assumes no liability for concerts.
The Bands are the producers.
Mukilteo Coffee Roasters 3228 Lake Leo Way Langley, WA 98260more info
Description: Skagit/Island County Home & Garden Show
Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia Street, in Mount Vernon.
All are welcome.
Visit their website for schedule of events, $2 off entry coupons.
$5/Person or $8/Family.
Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia Street, Mount Vernon, WAmore info
Description: Welcome to Türkiye
March 28, 2015, 5:30-9:00pm
Langley, on Whidbey Island
The NWLA Cultural Center on Whidbey Island announces a very special installment of their popular Language of Food Series on Saturday, March 28, with Welcome to Türkiye. This unique event series explores cuisines and cultures from around the world, and the ways in which they maintain an unbroken relationship with traditions of the past.
The evening begins with a social hour featuring a Turkish bazaar, with crafts, jewelry, and artifacts available for purchase. Regional wine will be served, as well as traditional Turkish beverages like anise and pomegranate tea. It will be followed by feast of authentic Turkish specialties, prepared by Sureyya Gukeri of Seattle’s Café Turko. Gukeri is passionate about Turkish culture and simple, delicious meals, and will lead a cooking class from 2:00-5:00pm on March 28, focusing on authentic Turkish food that can be made quickly and easily with local ingredients, as well as the country’s famous coffee culture. Cost for the cooking class is $35.
The evening’s performance will be feature Turkish folk music by Yunus Emre Gündogdu, a master player and teacher of the stringed instrument balgama, along with long-time Turkish resident Bob Beer on balgama and kemenche fiddle, and Izumi Pinar Sekine Fairbanks, on drums, balgama, and kemenche. Northwest FolkLife Festival favorites the Anadolu Youth Dancers will also be performing. In addition, members of the Mevlevi Order of America’s Mutrib Orchestra will present a program of classical Turkish music as well as songs and dances specific to Turkish Sufism. These will include ilahis, a call and response form of singing, in which the audience is encouraged to participate, sung by vocalist Jemilla Goldstein, and a demonstration of the Sufi practice of “turning.” The evening will also include performances of Turkish popular music and belly dance.
NWLA is pleased to collaborate on this event with Dilek Tezcan Anderson and Yasemin San of the Turkish cultural organizations Turckcha and Tacawa. We are deeply honored, too, to host Ufuk Bey Gokcen, the Turkish Honorary Consul of Seattle, and Recep Demir, Turkey’s Commercial Attache, at our event.
Seating is limited; advance reservation is recommended, as the event is certain to sell out fast. Cost of the evening event is $65. NWLA also welcomes work exchange and volunteers in various capacities.
In conjunction with the Language of Food event, on Sunday, March 22, at 4:00pm NWLA will present a slideshow and panel discussion with members of the Turkish community of “The Treasures of Turkey,” hosted by Umit Dogan of Treasures of Travel (www.treasuresoftravel.com). Come learn about the country’s cultural and natural wonders, and get travel tips. Admission is by donation at the door.
Both events will be held at the NWLA Cultural Center in Langley, on Whidbey Island. Overnight accommodations are available in the Cultural Center’s luxurious Guesthouse .Guesthouse, please inquire.
Reserve early at 360-321-2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about NWLA and upcoming programs or classes, visit www.nwlanguageacademy.com.
NWLA is a not for profit organization that makes it possible for residents of the local community to become residents of the larger, global community. Through the study of languages and cultural enrichment, we are preserving and honoring diversity while building bridges of understanding and appreciation between people of different cultures.
Description: Professor Michael Dobson,
Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Island Shakespeare Festival is pleased to announce an evening with Professor Michael Dobson, the Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of Birmingham.
On Monday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Langley United Methodist Church, Professor Dobson will discuss the long history of outdoor civic performance and its transformational effect on individuals and communities.
"Shakespeare's plays not only depict societies, they also convene them," says Dobson. "Recreational outdoor performance is one of Shakespeare's favourite images for social concord, and throughout my own experience of voluntary-sector performance, my research into non-professional Shakespeare, and my work with the Royal Shakespeare Company's outreach projects to local groups, I have been amazed at how many communities have genuinely been sustained by their active engagement with his plays."
Professor Dobson’s visit is in keeping with Island Shakespeare Festival’s mission to educate as well as entertain.
Additionally, on Sunday, March 29th at 7:30 pm, the public is invited to Bard & Brew at the Cash Store in Bayview. The event includes performances by Shakespearean actors from Whidbey and Seattle. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with food and drinks available for purchase at local businesses. Bard & Brew is a free event, with a pass the hat donation to benefit the actors.more info
Description: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts/ Zech Hall, Langley
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6:30 – 10pm
Marimba Cafe #3 Shake it up with us! Dine & Dance to lively, energetic African music.
Saturday, March 28, 6:30 - 10 pm. WICA's Zech Hall.
This last marimba cafe of the winter showcases our community of marimba players and musicians from age 8 - 80, as well as highlighting the final show for Sarungano before they leave for Zimbabwe on April 17.
Rubatano Center Groups, Moyo, Shamwari, Mweya, Nyeredzi, Chitsuwo and Sarungano & Friends.
Donation $5-10 at the door.
Proceeds will benefit the Matanho Project, a nonprofit organization, continuing it's cross cultural exchange with Zimbabwe. With the efforts from our community and local musicians, we plan to donate instruments to Zimbabwean schoolchildren.
WICA's snack and beverage concessions will be open, as well as a wine/beer bar in Zech Hall.
For more information: Dana Moffett email@example.com 360-321-3868 www.rubatano.com
Description: Enjoy brunch-time with The Hot Club of Troy playing acoustic gypsy jazz music of Django Reinhardt. Guitarists Troy Chapman and Keith Bowers play the music of Django in his style of creative interplay and improvisation, accompanied by bassist Kristi O’Donnell. Hot coffee. Hot jazz. Acoustic and organic.
121 Second Street, Langley, WA, 98260more info
Description: Fashion Auction to support the Academic Letter Program for all students who maintain 3.5+ GPA.
Dresses from casual to formal, even wedding dresses will be offered. $5 admission fee. Dresses start at $5
Best Western Plus Harbor Plaza & Conference Center, 33175 WA-20
Phone: 3609691834more info
Description: Oak Harbor, Elks Lodge
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 5 – 8pm
FNRA Banquet, Live&Silent Auctions, Drawings, Door Prizes, Limited Edition Firearms and knives, NRA commissioned Art, Special Ladies Merchandise, Hunting Trips ... Banquet tickets $35.00 ea. Call Gary Winlund 360-678-9879 for further information.
Description: Whidbey Playhouse Audition Announcement for Pirates of Penzance
Auditions will be held Sunday, March 29, for chorus members at 2 p.m.(women) and 3:30 p.m.(men). Auditions for principal roles will be held on Monday, March 30, beginning at 6 p.m. every 10 minutes. Please stop by the Playhouse for audition materials and MP3 recordings. More information at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com or 360-679-2237.
Description: Bayview Community Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd, Langley
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1 – 4pm
The third annual South Whidbey Edible Book Festival returns on March 29th. The Festival is seeking clever cooks and hungry readers to participate in this annual international celebration of books, art and food. It is both a contest and fundraising event - this year all proceeds will benefit The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation. They will be using the proceeds to help Healthy Island Youth Initiative (HIYA).
The guidelines are - it can look like a book, it can act like a book, it can be a pun on a book. It can be inspired by a book cover or character. The only rule: it must be edible! Contestants may enter an appetizer, entree or dessert so get creative and have some fun. All entrees should be family friendly. There is no deadline for entry, but an email with your contact information, book title, entry title, name and age will allow us to plan for space. If possible a copy of the book cover or book itself can be displayed with your entry.
Categories include Best In Show, Best Visual Presentation, Most Punderful, Most Appetizing, and Savory. There will be a new category for food industry Professionals, and additional categories for kids under 16. Winners are chosen by an audience vote. Look for our special raffle items also new this year!
The event is scheduled for 1 to 4 PM at Bayview Hall on March 29th. Entry registration is scheduled from 1 PM to 1:45. General entry, judging and photography will take place between 2 and 3 PM. Once voting is done and the winners are announced, forks will be provided.
Entry will be by donation and everyone is welcome. The suggested donation is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Merchant sponsorship opportunities are also available. We encourage you to partner with The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation in the way that feels best. For more information regarding The Foundation please contact them at http://www.swparksandaquatics.org/.
Description: Deception Pass State Park
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6 – 8pm
If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist.
Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools. Volunteers receive Beach Naturalist training on topics including intertidal invertebrates, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more!
Classes will take place weekly in March and April.
Classes are free. The only payment required is volunteering during the spring and summer months.
For more information about trainings check our website or contact Carly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Spend a morning birding with the Whidbey Audubon Society along the trails amid blooming rhododendrons and azaleas. This is a wonderful, quiet spot to see and hear forest birds. Meet in the parking lot for about a two hour stroll Admission is $5 per person. Trip leader is Kim Shepard, 360-720-1711, email@example.com.
Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane
Phone: 360-544-2278more info
Description: Gallery Golf Course
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10 – 11am
Women Golfers wanted! It’s time for the Gallery Ladies Golf Association tee-off coffee. Come join the fun to start the new golf season. There will be an informal meeting with refreshments Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Duffer's Deli at the Gallery Golf Course near Oak Harbor. You’ll meet the gals and find out about the group and the summer schedule. The Assoc. starts playing on, Tuesday, April 7th at 9:00 a.m. For further information contact the Pro Shop at 360-257-2178 and ask for Wayne Dorrenbacher, Manager, or call Jill Usher at 360 678-0641.
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