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Author: Langley Chamber of Commerce


Spread the love Attention Chamber Members: Is your membership paid? If not, please do so soon as we are updating our members roster and
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LCOC Members Newsletter

January 12, 2023


38th Annual Mystery Weekend February 25-26, 2023
Clues, Ads, Sponsorships and Tickets
on Sale Now at

Whidbey Island’s most popular event is back for its 38th year. First teaser clues have begun circulating on our website and via our newsletter. Advance ticket sales are already brisk. (Tickets make great gifts for your customers too!)
Marketing for this event for 2023 will include print, rack cards and newspaper advertising, posters and banners, and a TV spot on KCTS that will run starting the first week of February.
We will once again have a dedicated event program and a newspaper insert, and both are available for sponsorship and ads.

Sign up today at

Ad in Event Program, small (2 x 2 ½)……………………………….……100.
Ad in Event Program, medium (2 x 5 1/8…………………………………175.
Ad in Event Program, large (4 x 5 1/8)……………………………………250.
Ad in Newspaper insert, Sponsorship (10 X 5)…………………………..750.
Clue …………………………………………………………….…..…………90.
Event Sponsor (Logo and business name will appear in all marketing materials, press releases and ads)………………………………………….… 500.

Please sign-up for Clues, ads and sponsorships no later than January 25, 2023
Questions? Email: or Call 360-221-6765



We’re looking for help!

Langley Chamber of Commerce is looking for a part-time Visitor Center representative. Scroll down to “Announcements” for the job description.




Whidbey Island Film Festival Schedule

Full series passes are online for sale for a limited time!
WIFF 2023: The Art of…

Gypsy (1962) The Art of Burlesque January 11, 7 p.m.

Impromptu (1991) January 12, 7 p.m.

The Art of the Artist January 12, 7 p.m.

Cinema Paradiso (1989) The Art of Film January 13, 7 p.m.

Deception (1946) The Art of Music January 14, 1 p.m.

Art of the Score Concert James Hinkley (‘Cello)Joined by Sheila Weidendorf (Piano) and Gloria Ferry-Brennan (Violin) January 14, 3:30 p.m.

An American in Paris (1951) The Art of Dance January 14, 7 p.m

Big Night (1996) The Art of Cooking January 15, 1 p.m.

Sunday VIP Event – Pass Holders Only January 15, 3:15 p.m.

The Train (1965) January 15, 7 p.m.

Visit the festival website for more information.
Festival Passes are available online for sale now! Festival Passes will only be available by calling the box office at 360-221-8268
The Festival Pass allows access to all 7 films, the Saturday “Art of the Score” concert, and a special VIP event on Sunday, as well as a red carpet, champagne toast on the opening night of the festival (January 11, 2023), and complimentary popcorn throughout the festival.
The difference between a Standard Pass and a WICA Star Pass is that the Star pass comes with 3 drink tickets to be used at any point during the festival.



Orca Network’s Annual Ways of Whales workshop Returns as In-Person Event Saturday, January 14, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We look forward to seeing many of you for the first time in a few years.
Not in the area, or not ready to attend an in-person event yet? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! The event will be held as a Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Workshop so you can watch from home. Make sure you choose virtual event when you register, and we will send you a link to join.

Presenters include:

  • Keynote Speaker John Ford “The Cultural Lives of Killer Whales: A Mixed Blessing”
  • Update on Lolita/Tokitae/Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut with Howard Garrett of Orca Network and Ellie Kinley of the Lummi Nation
  • Presentation on Bowhead Whales by Kate Stafford of Oregon State University
  • Panel on Southern Resident orca research, featuring:
  • Deborah Giles, Wild Orca –Health Monitoring Program
  • Monika Wieland Shields, Orca Behavior Institute – Habitat Use
  • Michael Weiss, Center for Whale Research – Orca Survey & Aerial Observation
  • Joe Gaydos, SeaDoc Society – Health Index
  • Kim Parsons, NOAA – Genetics
  • Linda Rhodes, NOAA – Microbiome Analysis

To register contact or go to



HUB Gallery at Bayview Presents “The Liberation of Color”

On view January 16 through March 5
Artist’s Reception and Observance of Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 16, 5–8 p.m.

“The Liberation of Color” is an exploration of archetypal influences –“godises,” as the artist coins them — that guide the progress of history and serve as a map to human development in every era. Through his vibrant and textural paintings and mixed media pieces, Jackson showcases his holistic view that all people, at all times, are units of a complex organism operating vibrantly and mysteriously in tandem.



Good Cheer Garden Needs Volunteers on MLK Day

Join us for a fun day of work in the garden on MLK day- January 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please prepare to work outdoors, we will provide gloves and tools as well as water, tea and light snacks! We can’t wait to see you here!



Blessed Are The Peace Makers Event at St. Augustine’s January 16

The 18th annual Whidbey Martin Luther King, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” community event, after two years as a YouTube video production, returns to the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church (5217 Honeymoon Bay Rd, Freeland) as an in-person, live event.

Monday, January 16th (MLK Day) @ 1 p.m.

(beverages, cookies, socializing 12:15 –12:45)
The theme or title for this year’s event is “America’s Original Sin: The Consequences of Slavery, White Racism and the Struggle for Racial Justice.” Gospel music provided by Trinity Lutheran’s Karl Olsen and St. Augustine’s Sophia Singers.



TAKE3 in Concert at WICA

TAKE3 is back at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts for another jaw-dropping concert on Friday, January 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Known for their infectious and down to earth onstage personalities, this group leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country, performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, Oldies, and everything in between.
A review from the Greater Hazelton Concert Series performance stated:
“Bows were moving at an an amazing speed as Lindsay raced back and forth across the stage. What a vigorous finale that drew a huge ovation and earned an encore for the enthusiastic audience. The musicians were classically trained and that was evident in their mastery of technique, phrasing and expression. Lindsay with her firecracker energy and personality was very entertaining. I don’t usually give ratings, but this surely was a five-star performance.”
TAKE3: Where ROCK meets BACH

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Ave., Langley
(360) 221-8268



Nancy Nolan and Company Comes to WICA for One Night in January

Saturday, January 21 @ 7:30 p.m.

Experience the sultry sounds of international performing artist Nancy Nolan, hailed as an island treasure for her captivating stage presence and soulful vocals. Accompanied by the virtuosic jazz pianist Steve Christofferson, known for his daring improvisations and melodica mastery, and the groovy rhythms of award-winning drummer Mickey Grimm. With versatile bassist Jon Small and the extremely talented guitarist Troy Chapman rounding out this powerhouse ensemble, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of pure jazz magic.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Ave., Langley



January Pizza Nights @ Seabiscuit

Pre-orders are available for time slots from 5 to 8 p.m. until sell out. View the whole pizza menu and place your pre-order on the phone or go to: https//
Stop by the night of for a la carte slices, salads, soup, sweets and beverages – no reservations, tickets or pre-orders needed! Take it all to-go or grab a seat in our dining room or by a fire pit on our covered patio.
Sea you at the next Wednesday in the Woods!
January 18 & 25  ~  5 – 8 p.m.

7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Tue-Thu (or ’til sell out)
Closed Wednesday
Indoor/outdoor seating & take-out
Sweet & savory pastries, espresso, breads, sandwiches, salads, soup,
beverages, beer, wine, cocktails, packaged goods & pantry items

Seabiscuit Bakery
3228 Lake Leo Way, Langley



Live Music at Dancing Fish Vineyards

  • January 13, 5 p.m. Josh Collins Plays Abbey Road
  • January 20, 5 p.m. Bahia
  • January 27, 5 p.m. The Buckets

Friday events are by reservation only and your entrance fee includes appetizer selections served directly to your table. Wine is available by the glass or bottle for your enjoyment. Reservations will be for tables of 2, 4, or 6 guests.

Dancing Fish Vineyards

1953 Newman Road, Freeland

Regular Winter Hours
Thursday: 3-6 p.m.
Friday/Saturday: 12-7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12-6 p.m.
Monday: 3-6 p.m.



Live Music at Ott & Hunter

  • January 14, 7 p.m. Kareem Kandi World Orchestra, $25
  • January 21, 7 p.m. Avery Clarke Trio, $20
  • January 28, 7 p.m. Comedy with Ed Hill &Simon Kaufman $25

Ott & Hunter Winery Tasting Room



Penn Cove Brewing Company Freeland

  • Every Monday & Tuesday $5 Pints  This Pint Special is good all day on Mondays and Tuesdays!
  • Every Monday Board Game Night at 5 p.m.  Join us for a weekly game night! We’ll provide boards & pieces or bring your own!
  • Tuesday January 10, Dungeons & Dragons & Draughts at 6 p.m. $20 Ticket to play which includes a pint!
  • Wednesday January  18, Cornhole Competition at 7 p.m. Sign up at the bar.
  • Thursday January 12 & 26, Open Mic with Asher and Asa begins 7 p.m.   Bring your musical talents into Freeland and join the melodic rumpus with our Beertender, Dani! Sign up at the bar.
  • Friday January 13, Live Music, Sea Shanty Pub Songs with Johann at 7 p.m. Join us for Sea Shanty and Pub songs lead by Johann, learn the tunes and belt away!
  • Saturday January 14 & 28, Karaoke with Noah at 7 p.m. Join us for Karaoke in the taproom!!
  • Thursday January 19, Paint & Sip at 6 p.m.  Jamie will give step-by-step instructions. Register at
  • Wednesday January 25, Your Dad’s Trivia at 6:30 p.m.  Put your thinkin’ caps on and play “Your Dad’s Trivia” with Rob!

Monday – Thursday, 12 Noon – 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 12 Noon- 11 p.m.
Sunday 12 Noon – 10 p.m.



Saratoga Orchestra Presents Passions of Paris January 28 & 29

Saturday, January 28 2 p.m.
First Reformed Church, Oak Harbor
250 SW 3rd Ave

Sunday, January 29 2pm
Island Church, Langley
503 Cascade Ave.

$30 Adults & $25 Senior/Military
Students 17 & under FREE

Tickets available at:
Click Music – Oak Harbor,  bayleaf – Coupeville
Blue Sound Music & Moonraker Books – Langley


Sales & Markets


New Year’s Sale @ Mutiny Bay Antiques Until the End of January

New markdowns and Sales up to 50% in selected areas.
Includes clothing, furniture, kitchen and decor.

Mutiny Bay Antiques & Vintage Mercantile
1612 Main St, Freeland



Glass Sale @ Island Art Glass through January 31

We offer this sale each year, as a special thank you to our island residents.
This year we have extended the duration of the sale through Tuesday, January 31st.
We are open weekends year-round as a member of the Whidbey Art Trail, and weekdays by a simple call ahead.

Weekend Hours: Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Weekdays: call ahead

Address: 2062 Newman Road, Langley WA 98260
Phone: 360-929-7477

With appreciation,
Janis Swalwell & Rob Adamson
Island Art Glass



Support Meerkerk Gardens With Rhody License Plate

One of the most striking specialty license plates on the roadway is fashioned
after the native Rhododendron Macrophyllum, which is Washington’s state flower.
Did you know that when you purchase one of these beautiful plates,
you are supporting Meerkerk Gardens?
These specialty plates are sold at all licensing offices throughout the state.
For more information, visit
or contact Meerkerk Gardens at 360-678-1912.

Meerkerk Gardens
3531 Meerkerk Lane


Bayview Garden Offers Northwest Flower and Garden Festival Tickets

NW Flower & Garden Festival Early Bird Tickets are Here!
Tickets are available to purchase now, in the garden shop, for the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. Buy your tickets early for $21 each and save $5 off the regular price. The show takes place at the Seattle Convention Center, February 15-19. For more information and a complete seminar guide, visit at the Cafe

Bayview Garden
2780 Marshview Ave., Langley




Puget Sound Energy will pay you more for efficiency


It’s a great year to improve your business’ energy efficiency. That’s because our custom retrofit grant incentive maximums have increased.

2023 rates                     2022 rates
$0.45 per kWh saved     $0.40 per kWh saved
$7 per therm saved        $6 per therm saved

When you complete upgrades this year that decrease your business’ energy consumption, we’ll pay you even larger incentives to help offset the cost.
$45,000* = maximum incentive amount for an electric project saving 100,000 kWh

$49,000* = maximum incentive amount for a gas project saving 7,000 therms

*Incentives vary based on project cost effectiveness.


Remember that lower energy consumption means lower utility bills, year after year. It’s a win-win, so get started today.



Goosefoot Offers Three Free Workshops for Businesses in January

How to Start a Business
Thursday, January 12, 6-8 p.m.
Front Room, Second floor of the Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley
Learn how to write a business plan for success and receive an overview of critical things to consider before you ever apply for a business license.

Intro to Facebook
Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Front Room, Second floor of the Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley
Learn how to use Facebook for your business, including setting up your page, ads, messenger, and more!

Website Design
Tuesday, January 31, 1-3pm
Front Room, Second floor of the Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley
Websites are a necessity for small businesses, but can be intimidating. Learn the basics and what tools exist to make it easier than ever.


If you’ve missed any of our business workshops, never fear! You can catch recordings available 24/7 on our YouTube channel at



Whidbey Community Foundation announces Affiliation With Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

All families with children ages 0-5 on Whidbey Island are now able to register and begin receiving a free book for their child every month, mailed directly to their home until the child’s fifth birthday. Families can enroll online by visiting our website
“Whidbey Community Foundation is thrilled to partner with The Dollywood Foundation to bring the Imagination Library to Whidbey Island! We are deeply committed to the well-being of young children and their families, and a program like this to bring free, high-quality books into the hands of all young children in our community is cause for celebration as we enter the new year. Thank you to our state legislators for your commitment to Washington’s children and to the Imagination Library of Washington for your support in this expansion effort.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails high quality, age-appropriate books each month to children from birth to five years old, at no cost to the family. This early literacy program is proven to achieve equitable access to books, increase school readiness, foster a love of reading and books, and improve family engagement. Dolly’s inspiration behind creating the Imagination Library in 1995 in her home state of Tennessee can be attributed to her father and his inability to read. Inspiring kids to love to read became her mission and to-date, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gifted over 195 million books to children in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland.

For more information, please visit 



Whidbey Island Fairgrounds Open for Events

Parties, meetings, weddings, and more. Whidbey Island Fairgrounds and Events Center has versatile spaces for all of your rental needs. Contact us at to learn about rates and availability. There is commercial kitchen space for rent and we offer local non-profit discounts too!

Whidbey Island Fairgrounds & Events Center



LCOC Seeking Visitor Center Representative

Langley Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Visitor Center Representative to work in our downtown Langley office part time.
Job Summary
Seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted, self-directing person that enjoys wearing many hats and has a customer service mindset to be part of a small staff in downtown Langley on a part-time basis.


  • As part of the Langley Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center team, and as an ambassador of the City of Langley, you will be responsible for greeting visitors to the city in person, via email and on the telephone. Maintaining contact with our local member businesses, event purveyors and attractions, to stay current, is also a key component of the position.
  • You will be responsible for management of the LCOC’s social media, with the Executive Director’s input, to include developing social media strategies, scheduling ongoing campaigns, developing seasonal campaigns, developing content, and analyzing results.
  • Updating the LCOC website,, and adding content will also be part of the day-to-day responsibility of your position.
  • You will be part of producing several events the LCOC sponsors each year. As part of that function, you will be responsible for obtaining and coordinating licenses, insurance, vendors, venues; soliciting sponsorships; managing communication and analyzing results.
  • The position is part time (20 hours per week) and requires office hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Additionally, other hours, as required by the demands of the job, which may include attendance at meetings and events, some of which occur on weekends or evenings.

Job Requirements

  • Proficiency in speaking to the public and business writing.
  • Outgoing, friendly personality.
  • Ability to adapt to changing job requirements.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to use computer programs, such as word, excel, InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use social media programs to include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • Knowledge of Whidbey Island and the business community is helpful.
  • Prior customer service experience is helpful.
  • Marketing background is helpful.
  • Prior business background is helpful.

Drop off your resume at the Visitor Center at 208 Anthes Avenue or email



Why Not Me?

Helping my 80-year-old widowed mother locate the help and resources she needed was confusing and frustrating. I thought, someone ought to do something. Then I realized, why not me? I can be that someone. So, I joined the Island Senior Resources Board to help create a better future for others like my mother and me.

Do you have the desire to enhance the well-being of seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers in our community? Join us to ensure we all have the resources we’ll need as we age. If you’re thinking someone ought to do something, as I did, ask yourself, “Why not me?” For more information call 360-321-1600 or email me at

Kathryn Beaumont
ISR Board Vice President


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