Island Senior Resources
Island Senior Resources provides resources that enhance the emotional, social, and physical well-being of seniors, adults with disabilities, and those who care for them. We offer medical transportation, and adult day program, caregiver support, case management, Tailored Support for Older Adults (TSOA), Aging and Disability Resources, educational opportunities, assistance with state health insurance benefits, health/personal care services, and Meals on Wheels delivery. We also serve nutritious community meals at seven locations throughout Whidbey and Camano Islands, which are open to the public.
A specialty shop featuring a wide assortment of high quality yarns, needles & hooks, books, and individual training and workshops. Our inventory is carefully hand-selected and beautifully displayed. The yarns include cashmere, cotton, angora, alpaca, mohair, wool, hand-dyed, and silk. There’s a broad selection of knitting accessories, needles, and books. Knitting totes and unique accessories round out the collection.
Northwest Language Academy
The NWLA Cultural Center is a 501c3 Educational Organization dedicated to nurturing intercultural awareness and understanding by providing opportunities for local schools and communities to practice cultural competency, participate effectively in our global environment and contribute to a more peaceful and harmonious world. Since 1996 we’ve been connecting Whidbey Island to the rest of the world, through international exchanges and cultural events and programs.
Orca Network/Langley Whale Center
Orca Network – Connecting whales and people in the Pacific Northwest. Projects include the Whale Sighting Network, Educational Programs, the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the campaign to retire Lolita/Tokitae, the last survivor of the orcas captured in Penn Cove, and the Langley Whale Center. The Langley Whale Center is open Thursday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Come learn about the whales and marine mammals of the Salish Sea, check out books from our Marine Lending Library, watch films and talk to our volunteer docents. Check out our great gift shop before you leave!
Pilates Collective LLC
We offer Group TRX classes, Yoga, and Pilates.
We offer group TRX classes! The TRX exercises builds true functional strength, improves flexibility, balance, and core, while enhancing performance on playing fields in sports and in life. This class is challenging and fun!
In our yoga classes, students are always encouraged to work at their own level and modify poses as needed. People range from being curious about yoga, to people in chronic pain due to injury or trauma, to serious athletes. We have mats, straps, blocks, blankets, and bolsters.
Pilates exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. Mat classes, group equipment classes and one on one sessions!
Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island
A non-profit professional orchestra providing great music for all of Whidbey Island. We perform 4-5 concerts each season and provide music for special events island-wide. Our Talent Development Program affords local music students the opportunity for a mentorship with orchestral musicians.
Silly Dog Studios
Silly Dog Studios is a working photographer’s studio and a working herbalist’s studio where community is welcome. We teach photography classes and make and sell local-plant infused herbal self-care, home care, and pet care products plus books and eBooks. We also host seasonal pop-up markets for local makers.
The Commons Café & Books
A coffeehouse/bookstore in the heart of Langley. In addition to a variety if used books for sale, we offer pastries and breakfast menu, as well as a lunch menu that includes homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. Ice cream is served inside or at our walk-up window off the patio. The Commons also offers a job training program dedicated to helping youth become self-sufficient and, in many cases, fund their college education. The Common Room accommodates 30 and is available for booking group events.
South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District
Activities are available for both children and adults. Come join us for some fun at the park! Check out our Programs or Events on our website or pickup a copy of our Activity Guide at all South Whidbey Post Offices, Libraries, Chambers of Commerce, or the Park District office.
The Mission of the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District is parks, facilities, and recreation programs for the citizens of South Whidbey Island.
Whidbey Children’s Theater
Whidbey Children’s Theater is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of youth by creating opportunities to discover, experience, and participate in the performing arts.
We believe that the performing arts have a valuable place in our community, and that through participation in the arts children will develop their unique selves in an environment that embraces the whole person and emphasizes support, collaboration, and trust. We strive to engage in collaborative efforts with the larger community of arts groups wherever possible and recognize the positive impact such endeavors have on the community as a whole.
Visit our website for upcoming events and ways to get involved.
Whidbey Island Dance Theatre
Whidbey Island Dance Theatre was founded in 1993 to promote dance as a significant cultural resource for Whidbey Island and the surrounding communities, and to provide pre-professional experience for outstanding young dancers. WIDT presents a broad range of dance genres including ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, tap and ballroom. Strict standards of training and choreography provide dancers with opportunities for personal and artistic growth. WIDT was a member of Regional Dance America from 2001-2012.
WIDT presents two major productions each year. Our largest production, The Nutcracker, has enjoyed 18 highly successful seasons. In spring, our Dance & Choreography Showcase highlights the diverse talents of our broadly trained dancers and features the works of both resident and guest choreographers. Guest choreographers in recent years include Eva Stone, Aaron Cash, Danielle Wilkins, Laurentia Barbu, Andrea Binder, Leigh-Ann Cohen Hafford, Jenna Kantor, and Daniel Wilkins of DASS Dance. In 2004, Sharon Tyers, formerly of the Martha Graham Dance Company, set the first modern dance master work on WIDT: Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring.
Since 2000, WIDT has performed in Tucson, Salt Lake City, greater Los Angeles, and at the National Dance Festival in Pittsburgh, PA as well as a dozen cities in Washington. Local WIDT guest appearances include a featured evening at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in 2007 and 2004, a performance including Waltz of the Flowers and Appalachian Spring at the internationally acclaimed Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens’ May Day festival, the Festival of Friends at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Seattle, and the Ballet Bellevue Winter Gala at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue.
Artistic Director Charlene Brown began her dance studios, Island Dance, on Whidbey Island in 1987. The daughter of a dance educator, Char‘s whole life has been committed to offering the highest level of dance education and professional instructors to students. Extending this commitment to the art of choreography led to the formation of WIDT in 1993.