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Saratoga Orchestra sets pop-up performance dates

— Created June 16, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed As COVID restrictions begin to ease, all kinds of live entertainment opportunities are popping up – like Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island’s Pop-Up Pops concerts. There are six free performances on three different dates, the first two set for June 26. And, while not a musical term, “pie” does figure prominently into […]

Ready, set, Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is a go!

— Created June 16, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival has been given the green light to proceed. The 57th annual festival, produced by the Coupeville Festival Association, will take place Aug. 14-15, and will be the first festival of its kind to take place on Whidbey Island since the pandemic brought an end to such […]

“Flying Fish” land at Price Sculpture Forest

— Created June 15, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Price Sculpture Forest in Coupeville has landed a big, big fish. Rather, the sculpture forest is now home to its first sculpture by an international artist – a massive school of “Flying Fish,” created by Amsterdam artist Daniella Rubinovitz. Now, as people explore the paths at the forest – which is home […]

“Curse of the Starving Class” blesses WICA stage

— Created June 9, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed At long last, live theater is back on Whidbey Island! “Curse of the Starving Class,” written by Sam Shepard, opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley and runs through June 26. It is the first live stage production to open since the beginning of the […]

State offers incentives to get vaccinated

— Created June 9, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Washington has joined a growing list of U.S. states offering assorted incentives for those people who have received their COVID-19 vaccination. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the “Shot of a Lifetime” program at a press conference last week. The incentive package includes four once-weekly drawings for $250,000 cash and a final drawing of […]

Celebrate dance with Whidbey Island Dance Theatre

— Created June 2, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed Not only is Whidbey Island Dance Theatre offering a Celebration of Dance Friday and Saturday, it is a celebration of a return to some normalcy. After more than a year of pandemic-induced event cancellations and a move to virtual performances, WIDT and its company of dancers are returning to live, in-person performances […]

Fabric of the fair: Community prepares for 97th Whidbey Island Fair

— Created June 2, 2021 by Kacie Jo Voeller

By Kacie Jo Voeller Prepare for a carnival, petting zoo, 4-H displays and yards of fun this summer. The Whidbey Island Fair will return July 15-18, after not running in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. Carol Coble, Whidbey Island Fair administrator, said the fair’s organizers and vendors alike are looking forward to bringing the event […]

A Memorial Day Celebration Like No Other

— Created May 26, 2021 by Melanie Hammons

By Melanie Hammons Oak Harbor Lions’ third annual Memorial Day Ceremony, slated for Monday at 10 a.m. at Maple Leaf Cemetery, combines the very best of tradition with a 2021 spin. This year’s socially-distanced, in-person event will also be live-streamed for the convenience of those unable to attend physically. But whether in-person or virtual, all […]

Eat local and fresh with first WIGC Weekend event of 2021

— Created May 26, 2021 by Kacie Jo Voeller

By Kacie Jo Voeller             For the first time, Whidbey Island Grown Cooperative (WIGC) will be hosting a Whidbey Island Grown Cooperative Weekend in May in addition to the organization’s September event. This month’s event will take place Thursday through Monday over Memorial Day weekend. Local farms will partner with local restaurants to showcase a […]

New Oak Harbor nonprofit celebrates artistic possibilities

— Created May 26, 2021 by Kathy Reed

By Kathy Reed A new nonprofit organization based in Oak Harbor has plans to bring art – in all its forms – to the forefront of the community. The Oak Harbor Creative Arts Foundation, fully licensed and registered as a 501(c)(3) with the state in April, has been working for more than a year to […]

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