November 30, 2023

Langley Chamber of Commerce is open 11a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 


Friends of Langley Newsletter
November 30, 2023

Holidays by the Sea!

 Langley Chamber of Commerce presents:


Holiday 2023 is shaping up to be the busiest ever and the Chamber is here to support local businesses!

Holly Jolly Parade
Langley loves a parade and we’ll all be there to take part in the Annual Holly Jolly Parade on December 2 at 11 a.m. All Chamber members (or anyone else) are welcome to take part. Dress up the dog or children and join in the fun! Fill out the application at VisitLangley.com/parade.

Free Gift Wrapping at the Chamber of Commerce all season!
Locally purchased gifts will be wrapped free of charge in our offices during our regular business hours: Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stay and Shop Holiday Campaign
Watch for your television spots on PBS highlighting Langley and Coupeville as a holiday destination. This campaign will run November 15 through December 15.

2023 Christmas by the Sea Shopping Guide
Langley and Coupeville collaborated to produce a 28-page shopping guide, which includes local eateries, entertainment venues, and lodgings. This guide will be distributed to local hotels, in all island visitor centers and at local events. To those that advertised in the guide, a big THANK YOU!

Windermere Whidbey’s Coats for Kids Drive is Back!


Windermere Whidbey proudly announces our sponsorship for another year of Coats for Kids!
This drive is being spearheaded by Paula Peters from our property management division in partnership with the Readiness to Learn Foundation. We are on a mission to ensure no child goes cold this winter on Whidbey Island.
This marks our sixth annual Coats for Kids drive. Over the past years, we’ve donated an astounding 1,200+ pieces of cold-weather clothing, with a significant majority being essential coats and jackets!
Donation Boxes: If you would like to HELP, please drop off NEW coats and boots at our offices in Freeland or Langley through December 7.

Freeland Office
360-331-6636
5531 Freeland Avenue
Langley Office
360-221-8898
223 Second Street
Events

First Saturday Art Walk


Our Langley galleries open their December shows at the First Saturday Art Walk, December 2, 5-7 pm.

Artworks
Gallery:will be holding a Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2,  5 – 7 pm. featuring small treasures that are perfect for holiday giving. We will be having holiday refreshments and artist demonstrations. Everyone is invited. 

In December, Museo’s annual Holiday Gift Show returns. The gallery will be bursting with works from our beloved gallery artists, as well as new introductions. We have objects of desire in many styles and price points; including ornaments, jewelry and small gifts.

Rob Schouten Gallery continues their two-month show “Fine Art in the Season of Light, which will run through December 31. The annual  holiday exhibition features a selection of outstanding works from our gallery artists. including fine paintings, bronze sculptures, colorful glass, and elegant jewelry. You’ll find unique ceramics, witty assemblages, fine woodwork, and fiber arts. Celebrate those you love with a meaningful
one-of-a-kind piece chosen especially for them!

Whidbey Art Gallery is brimming with answers to all your shopping needs. We will have our popular Art Under $100 all month. The first room you enter will have several walls and pedestals featuring pieces from pottery, ceramics and jewelry to paintings and photographs. One entire hallway is lined with cards suitable for framing. Some small original pieces can be found there as well. Many of the artists will be there for the Artwalk, including our featured artists, the multi-talented Jandellyn and Johnathan Ward. With a more modern approach, Winfield Designs’ Johnathan and Jandellyn Ward, are creating new creative metal wall decor that is neutral in color and open to interpretation.
Full Circle Business is next door and can meet all your shipping needs and Langley Chamber of Commerce is offering free gift wrapping Monday through Saturday.
 

On View at the HUB Gallery
Art for All: $100 & Under Art Show


On view through January 7
Art for All is a $100 and under art show created to make art more accessible for the holiday season. With artwork from over 50 local artists and an ever-changing display of over 180 pieces of artwork – As art sells, new pieces are being added. Come back often to see the new art that is being added! A way for folks to find truly one-of-a-kind gifts at affordable prices while also supporting their friends and neighbors.
Please contact artists for inquiries and purchases. Contact info is on the wall labels for each piece. Sponsored by Goosefoot.

Hub Art Gallery / Bayview Cash Store
5603 Bayview Road, Langley
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Gertrude Stein and a Companion through December 3 @ Outcast Theater

 
A Staged Reading directed by Patricia Duff with Martha Murphy and Duff in the roles.
OutCast is pleased to welcome this gem of a play back to the Black Box stage. “Gertrude Stein and A Companion” was previously produced in OCP’s first full season in 2012. This staged reading will feature the original cast.
The play begins just after the death of Gertrude Stein. Her ghost returns to reveal her relationship with Alice B. Toklas and traces the extraordinary relationship between Stein, experimental author and collector of art and artists, and her lifelong friend, who remained devoted to her memory and the life they shared. It moves back and forth in time as the actors play not only Gertrude and Alice but a host of famous people who were part of their lives, including Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso. But without Alice, her true love, Gertrude would have remained undiscovered.

Performance Times:
Friday, December 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 2 @ 7:30 p..m
Sunday, December. 3 @ 4 p.m. (all seats $15)

Outcast Productions at Black Box Theater at Whidbey Island Fairgrounds

Holiday at Hogwarts:
A Magical Event for the Whole Family December 2, 12 p.m.


Get ready to experience the magic at the Holiday at Hogwarts event, taking place on December 2nd at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds. This free, family-friendly, alcohol-free event is a must-attend for all fantasy fans and anyone looking for a fun-filled day out.

The event begins at noon, right after Langley’s yearly holiday parade that starts at 11 a.m. Come dressed as your favorite character or use your creativity to design your own costume. Costumes and cosplay are highly appreciated, so you are welcome to go all out and have fun!

Apart from the costumes, there will be hot chocolate and sweets available for purchase from Chef in the Black Bandana. Whidbey Ren Faire will be hosting wand-making activities for children, and Whidbey Island Music Portal is bringing Krampus! The Fair’s Country Christmas sale is taking place on the grounds at the same time, which means you can start your holiday shopping while enjoying the festivities. Be sure to dress warmly because the barn can be cold.

Don’t miss out on this magical event that promises to be a highlight of the holiday season. For more information, visit the Fairgrounds page on Facebook or www.PortofSouthWhidbey.com
 

Model Trains at Cascadia Meadows


Cascadia Meadows at the Little Brown Church proudly presents its 2nd Annual Holiday Model Train Exhibition the first two weekends in December!
December 2, 3, 9 & 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Train operations provided by PNW On30 Modular Group.
Also included this year are Sarah Santosa’s 1/12th scale Christmas Dollhouse Miniatures as seen on HGTV’s The Biggest Little Christmas Showdown, around the City of Langley, and on @ https://www.instagram.com/little.big.ballydidean/ on Instagram.
This event is also a fundraiser for Good Cheer Food Bank. All visitors are invited to consider bringing a cash or food donation for local families. Good Cheer has expressed a need for hearty soups, stews, and chilis.
Also, Santa will be here on Sunday, December 10, 10 a.m.- 4 pm..
All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

Cascadia Meadows at the Little Brown Church
7041 Maxwelton Rd., Clinton
[email protected]

Island Shakespeare Party, Silent Auction and 2024 Season Reveal


Island Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to invite you to delve into our next season!
We are always looking forward to the newest era of theatre that connects and inspires us all, and with your help we will continue to plan for the next season that will engage, surprise and delight audiences from Whidbey Island and beyond. Please come to our season reveal!
This interactive and fun event with a silent auction, door prizes, and moments with actors, will have you counting down the days until we begin our 15th season.
Come and celebrate with ISF’s biggest fans and learn about what is in the wings for shoulder season projects, and of course, next summer’s plays!
A $50 ticket gets you in the room for the fun and food! Light food and beverages will be provided. A $15 ticket gets you access to a live stream of the event, so you’ll still be able to celebrate the announcement!

When: Sunday, December 3
Time: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Bayview Cash Store upstairs in the Front Room Gallery


Get tickets here: https://donorbox.org/events/518550
Thank you for helping us set the stage for Act 2 of Island Shakespeare Festival. We’re excited to see you soon!
 
Santa arrives via fire truck to help light the tree at Greenbank Farm December 3, 3-5 p.m.

Festive Family Funday at Dancing Fish Vineyards Sunday, December 3, 3 – 6 p.m.


Join us for our very first Festive Family Funday!
Bring the kiddos and come say hello to our featured guests:the animals of Ballydídean Farm Sanctuary! Molé the duck, Peter the goat, and Stella the chicken will be joining us. Santa will be in the barn for photos, and the fire pit will be lit for s’mores. There will be both a hot cocoa bar and wine bar so the whole family can enjoy. Fourteen rows of vineyard magically light up at 4:45 pm.

Free admission / No reservation needed.

Dancing Fish Vineyards
1953 Newman Road, Freeland
360-632-4190
dancingfishvineyards.com
Reading, conversation, and book signing with Grethe Cammermeyer for her book, Engaging with Aging,  Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m.
Rotary of South Whidbey Hosts a Wine Tasting Fundraiser @ Useless Bay Golf and Country Club December 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
For more info, scan the QR code above.

Falstaff in Love December 8-23 @ WICA


WICA presents Falstaff in Love by Scott Kaiser December 8-23.
Sir John Falstaff—a lazy, gluttonous, boastful, selfish, lying, debauched old knight—is universally beloved as one of William Shakespeare’s greatest creations. But how did Falstaff get to be Falstaff? What was he like as a young man? How did he become a knight? How did he meet young Prince Hal? And most importantly, was he ever truly in love?
Find out in this hilarious prequel to the Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays, commissioned by the highly respected Oregon Shakespeare Festival and premiering in full production at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts just in time for the holidays!

December 8, 9, 14,15, 16, 20, 22, 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, December 10 & 17, 2 p.m.

Evening tickets available:
WICA Star: $45
Standard: $30
by request to box office: $20

Matinee tickets available:
WICA Star: $35
Standard: $25
by request to box office: $20

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Avenue Langley
www.wicaonline.org

Story Time @ River Horse Writing Studio


Thursday – Saturday @ 1 p.m.
Join us for a free story and playtime at River Horse Writing Studio! 

[email protected]

River Horse Writing Studio
http://riverhorsewriting.com
 

Tickets Now on Sale for WIDT’s
“The Nutcracker”

 
Our community comes together for Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s 31st annual “The Nutcracker” at South Whidbey High School Auditorium from Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 17th.
This year, Callahan Dobmeier takes the role of Clara, Tabitha Metts plays the Forst Queen, Melyssa Smith reprises the role of the Nutcracker with Tay Pitts as the Rat King, Lars Larson returns as Herr Drosselmeyer, and Yarrow Batiste plays the Snow Queen.
SWHS Auditorium is located at 5675 Maxwelton Road in Langley.

Show times:
Fridays, December 8, 15 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 @ 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 @ 2 & 7 p.m.
Sundays, December 10, 17 @ 2 p.m.
Get tickets here:
https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/whidbey-island-dance-theatre/64f76b1…

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre
714 Camano Ave., Langley

Whidbey Children’s Theater Presents Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer


On a very special Christmas eve, a young reindeer – laughed at for his looks and unsure of whether he’ll ever fit in – runs away from home desperate to find a place where he’ll be accepted for who he is. Like in any good adventure, Rudolph meets and is accompanied by another misfit, Hermey the hopeful dentist. Together they encounter fearful frights and moments of revelation. Eventually their journey brings them back home, where they discover that not only were they missed but are, indeed, needed – quirks and all – to save the day.

Performances:
Friday, Saturday December 8, 9 @ 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 @ 2 .m.     

www.wctmagic.org

Porter Whidbey Insurance Offers Free Holiday Movie


Let’s bring in the holiday spirit with our annual holiday movie! This year’s free showing is 2003’s “Elf”, at the Clyde Theatre in Langley. Saturday, December 9 at 1 p.m, doors open at Noon. After the movie there will be a raffle drawing for some cool prizes!
We hope to see you there!

Charcuterie Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity December 10 @ Dancing Fish


Join us this holiday season as Habitat for Humanity of Island County partners with Shaycuterie and special charcuterie classes offer you the opportunity to learn the art of creating stunning charcuterie boards, just in time for festive gatherings and celebrations.

Experience the joy of crafting beautifully arranged platters filled with an array of delectable cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruits, and artisanal accompaniments. But there’s more to these classes than just culinary delight; your participation directly contributes to building homes and hope for families in need.

By joining our charcuterie classes, you’ll not only hone your skills in the fine art of charcuterie board assembly but also make a meaningful impact on the lives of others. This holiday season, let’s come together, savor the spirit of giving, and help Habitat for Humanity of Island County create brighter futures one board at a time. Join us for a heartwarming and palate-pleasing experience that truly embodies Dancing Fish Winery as we present an exciting and delicious way to give back to the community.

December 10, 5-7 p.m.
$80 – $130

Dancing Fish Vineyards

Newman Road, Freeland
www.dancingfishvineyards.com
 

The Blue Danube Series:The Waters Project @ Outcast Theater
December 10 at 4 p.m.

The Blue Danube Series: The Waters is a unique interdisciplinary art collaboration that is the brainchild of Alexandra Steiner to create awareness about the importance of water in our lives. The project brings together the talents of two accomplished artists, Brooke Lizotte, an American composer and musician, and Alexandra Steiner, an Evolution and Environment Biologist, and Artist from Austria. The project combines Steiner’s stunning water paintings with Lizotte’s beautiful musical compositions to create a powerful audio-visual experience that explores the different phases of water and the impact of human intervention on our world’s water resources.

The Blue Danube Series: The Waters is not just a passive art installation. It is an immersive audiovisual experience that invites the audience to explore the different facets of water. The performance takes the audience on a journey through the different phases of water, from mist to ice to the power of tidal waves, and ends with the fury of wildfires. The paintings and music work together to create a meditative environment that allows the audience to fully immerse themselves in the nature of water.

Winter Spiral at Whidbey Island Waldorf School


An invitation to walk – Open To All
Thursday, December 14,  anytime between 4 and 5:30 p.m.


Come experience the spiral of light, this symbol of the turning of the year from the longest night and shortest day back out into the growing light, on your own or with family and friends.
Bring your lantern or your candles. Children very welcome!

Whidbey Island Waldorf School
6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton
360-341-5686

https://www.wiws.org

Saratoga Orchestra Presents a Very Merry Whidbey Christmas

Saturday, December  16, 2 – 4 p.m. #@ Coupeville High School

Join us for a fun and festive celebration, “A Very Merry Whidbey Christmas,” on December 16 at 2 p.m.
Information and Tickets at Eventbrite.com

Coupeville High School
501 S Main St, Coupeville

Solstice Under the WICA Star!
Thursday, December 21, 7:30 p.m.

 
A Concert of Winter music featuring vocalist Ada Faith-Feyma, with special guests, Trio Improviso:  Linda Vogt, Violin; Andre Feriante, Guitar and Sheila Weidendorf, Piano
Celebrate the season with music and starshine on the WICA mainstage.

Tickets:
WICA Star: $45
Standard: $30
by request to box office: $20

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Avenue, Langley
www.wicaonline.org
 

Bloom’s Winery Live Music 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

  • Saturday, December 2, 5:30 p.m. FiddleChix
  • Saturday, December 9, 5:30 p.m. Eric Arnold
  • December 16, 5:30 p.m. Trio Nouveau
  • Bloom’s will be closed December 18-26.
Blooms Winery & 5511 Bistro has a new Fall Menu, new Fall Hours and a
lineup of music for Saturday evening dining pleasure!
Now open Wednesday and Thursday for dinner, seating from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday lunch and dinner, seating from noon to 7:30 p.m.
Open Sunday lunch and dinner seating from noon – 6:30 p.m.
 
Blooms Winery & 5511 Bistro
5511 Freeland Ave., Freeland
360-321-0515

Dancing Fish Vineyards Events

  • Thursday, December 7, Trio Nouveau
  • Sunday, December 10,  Holiday Charcuterie Workshop Benefit for Habitat for Humanity, 3-5 p.m. $80-130
  • Thursday, December 14, Bigfoot & The Unicorn
Dancing Fish Vineyards
1953 Newman Road, Freeland



6th annual Winterfest at Double Bluff Brewing Company


We will have a tap takeover with 6 of our own Winter Warmer and Holiday/Spice Ales:
  • Winter Blonde with ginger, cardamom and orange peel (a Dob creation)
  • Belge Noel with cinnamon, star anise, orange peel and coriander
  • Whiskey barrel-aged Scotch Ale
  • Whiskey barrel-aged Imperial Stout (Crazy Ivan)
  • Belgian Tripel
  • Belgian Quadrupel (1+ year old!)
  • red and white wine, ciders, other beers and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages will also be available
  • Live music at 6 p.m. with Nick Mardon!
  • Holiday fare by Ikaika Bistro all day long!
  • Ugly sweater contest: wear your Christmas worst and win a prize!
  • We are now family-friendly!
We will donate 10% of the day’s proceeds to the Whidbey Homeless Coalition

We hope to see you!
Happy holidays from the DBLF Beer Crew

Ott & Hunter Live Music Saturdays 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 2, Deja Blooze $25
  • Saturday, December 9, Tango Cowboys $30
  • Saturday, December 16, Andre Feriante, Danny Godinez and Pablo Cesar $30.
  • Saturday, December 23, Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews & Troy Chapman
Ott & Hunter Winery Tasting Room
204 First Street, Langley
www.otthunter.com

Penn Cove Brewing Company Events:


Coupeville Taproom

Thursday, November 30, December 21 & 28, Open Mic with Kelsey & Jess at 6 p.m.
Bring your musical talents and join Open Mic with Kelsey Coutts & Jess Drugge!  

Friday, December 1, Beer Launch Spiced Winter Ale
Tis the season for chilly nights and winter warmers, and we’ve got a great one for you to enjoy by the fireside this year: our new Vanilla Spiced Winter Ale. A great choice for beer, cider, and a bourbon drinkers alike, this beautiful deep amber ale drinks up the light and boasts a frothy white head with big aromas of sweet and creamy vanilla. But don’t let your nose fool you! The flavor on this beer is an ale-lovers delight, with a rich, malty body hiding subtle notes of toffee and toasted bread, balanced by spicy and floral hop notes which temper the vanilla and malt sweetness nicely. The dry finish will surprise you yet again, leaving you with lingering flavors of holiday spice and a warmth in your belly that’s great for chasing away Jack Frost on a cold winter evening.

Saturday,December 2, Live Music, Jungle Rooster, 7-9 p.m.  Classic Rock N Roll party night with Jungle Rooster. New local rock band plays classic rock n roll songs. Music starts at 7 p.m.
      
Thursday, December 7 & 21, Quiz Nite with the Count at 6:30 p.m. Come join us for Quiz Nite with the Count this Thursday!!   

Wednesday, December 14, Stitch & Sip with Paige Nuzzolillo at 6 p.m.
Bring your knitting, crochet, macrame, scrapbooking, or any other craft you want to work on while you sip on craft beers with friends! Local fiber arts extraordinaire Paige Nuzzolillo will be knitting her incredible sweaters and available to answer questions and provide tips, tricks, and more!

Freeland Taproom

Thursdays November 30, December 14 & 28, Quiz Nite with the Count at 6:30 p.m.
Come join us for Quiz Nite with the Count this Thursday!!

Friday, December 1, Beer Launch, Spiced Winter Ale
Tis the season for chilly nights and winter warmers, and we’ve got a great one for you to enjoy by the fireside this year: our new Vanilla Spiced Winter Ale. See the details under Coupeville above.

Thursday, December 7 & 21, Open Mic with Asa at 7 p.m.  Bring your musical talents into Freeland and join the melodic rumpus! Sign up at the bar..
Sales and Markets

Bayview Holiday Farm, Food and Gift Market


Saturdays, December 2 & 9
10 a.m.- 3 p.m. @ Bayview Hall

Country Christmas at the Fairgrounds December 1-3,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Winter Holiday Arts & Crafts Market @ Cultus Bay Gardens
December 2 & 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


You’ll find a delightful array of items for yourself or for gift giving including: jewelry, ceramics, handmade soaps and other body products, cards, art prints, embroidery, clothing, woodwork, blacksmithing, baskets, and more.
Checkout will be in one location instead of with each vendor.

Cultus Bay Gardens
7568 Cultus Bay Rd, Clinton
There will be plenty of parking in the field adjacent to the market.

Santa Comes to Bayview Garden
December 2


The big man himself will be here to visit this Saturday, December 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

He’ll be around to meet with the kiddos (young and old!), and take note of your Christmas wishes. There won’t be a photographer here, but one of our elves will be on hand to take your photo using your own device.

Seabiscuit Bakery & Company
Holiday Market in the Woods
Sunday, December 17,  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Wander into the woods on Sunday, December 17th for our 2nd annual Seabiscuit Bakery & Co Holiday Market! Sip on warm beverages, nosh on savory bites and Seabiscuit sweets and shop one-of-a-kind gifts from local makers.
Browse a curated selection of jewelry, gifts made with repurposed materials, woodwork, tea, hand-forged knives, pottery, soaps, candles, textiles, leather craft, food, cider, mead and much, much more – all from amazing local artists, makers and producers!
Mark your calendars for our magical Holiday Market in the Woods
and click through the link below for more info and to RSVP:
www.seabiscuitbakery.com/upcoming-events/#HolidayMarket

Seabiscuit Bakery
3228 Lake Leo Way, Langley
360-321-2290
 

Whidbey Island Distillery Presents Rye Wisdom Single Batch Select


Rye Wisdom Single Batch
Aging: 4 years and 7 months
Aroma: Sweet orchard fruits, vanilla, caramel, cola, candied pecans, sarsaparilla spices, and warm oak.
Flavor: Bold caramel and vanilla notes with toasted oak. Warm cola and bold spices cascade and break over subtle hints of apple and pear fruit, finishing with apple butter and rich oak flavor.  
Enjoy: On its own, neat in a glass, or with a large ice cube, or spice up your holiday cocktails with this exceptional rye whiskey.
Bottom Line: Perfect for gifting and sharing this holiday season. Only 584 total bottles were produced from batch #2
Retail Price $74.95 + tax (Final Price $93.14).

Boysenberry Orange Peel Liquer
Aroma: Of candied cherries, citrus zest, and baking spices.
Flavor: A balanced sweetness with a precise, bright body and a crisp finish.  It has the intense taste of marmalade, dark cherries, and subtle notes of dried kiwi and candied almonds.
Enjoy: In a classic Old Fashioned, in an Italian Soda, or drizzled over your favorite dessert.
Bottom Line: The Boysenberry Orange Peel offers a bright, zestful twist to a familiar flavor.  It’s the perfect addition to your fall and holiday cocktails.

Visit our tasting room for a sample of all our spirits, including our limited releases!  We are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We offer complimentary holiday wrapping for all bottle purchases.  
If you can’t stop by the tasting room, email us at [email protected] or call us at 360-321-4715 to reserve a bottle for future pickup.  
Shipping is available to Washington residents (21 years or older).  Please visit our website at www.whidbeydistillery.com.

Wildly Beloved Foods Offers Classes


Learn the art of pasta making with workshops at the Wildly Beloved Foods Marketplace and Studio. #Workshops are listed on their website: https://www.wildlybelovedfoods.com
Register for one of our classes instructed by founding owner Aurora Echo or guest instructor Renee Blair of Nourish the Roots. Choose your favorite themes including: vegan pasta, egg pasta, spinach pasta and stuffed pasta, paired
with authentic traditional Italian recipes.
Inquire about private events! Friend events, birthdays, family gatherings, corporate team-building, and just for group foodie fun.

Wildly Beloved Foods
6348 Frost Ave., Clinton
360-321-5000
https://www.wildlybelovedfoods.com

 

Seabiscuit Bakery Now Booking Holiday Private Events


Looking for something special for your holiday or year-end celebration? Seabiscuit Bakery is now booking private events through early 2024!
Whether it’s company appreciation, a big family gathering or a casual bash – we’re here to help you plan the perfect party! Seabiscuit’s event team will work with you to customize the evening to your style and budget. Our multi-use space is a beautiful backdrop for all kinds of seasonal magic!
Local? We offer incentives for Whidbey businesses and community members to make your event happen close to home! .

Hours: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday
Cafe Closed Wednesday daytime. Open 5-7 p.m. for Pizza Night.
Weekday Happy Hour 1-2 p.m.

Seabiscuit Bakery
3228 Lake Leo Way,Langley
360-321-2290
Announcements

Santa’s Mailbox and Email Account!


This year kids can e-mail Santa at [email protected] or drop off letters to him in the special North Pole mailbox in Langley Park.
Hooray! The Braeburn is open for supper on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until 8 p.m..

Veteran’s Resource Center Needs Community Support

Welcome New Member:
Paine Field Express Shuttle & DK Taxi


Paine Field Express Shuttle and DK Taxi is a door-to-door shuttle service connecting Whidbey Island to the airport at Paine Field in Everett. Call 360-941-8864 for reservations.

Readiness To Learn Has a New Website!  

 
Check out our beautiful new website to see just what Readiness To Learn is all about and how we create opportunities for students and families to thrive! You can also find out more information about how to join us in creating a connected South Whidbey.

Readiness To Learn
723 Camano Ave., Langley

http://www.readinesstolearn.org

Good Cheer Seeking Volunteers for Child’s Chance to Give on December 3


Child’s Chance to Give enables children of families who shop in our food bank to find holiday gifts for their loved ones. Child’s Chance to Give will run on December 3 at the Good Cheer Clinton in Ken’s Korner. Each child will receive Good Cheer $Snowflake Bucks$ (approximately $20 value) that they can use to purchase gifts. In order to keep their holiday gifts a secret, parents and guardians wait in a separate area, sipping on hot chocolate and snacking on cookies. Before they leave, the kids get help wrapping their presents so they’re ready for holiday gifting.
We are looking for people to help make this experience possible. Volunteers are needed to welcome families, escort parents/guardians to their waiting area, help younger children shop, and wrap gifts. Past volunteers have described it as magical to see how much love children put in to selecting their gifts. To sign up to volunteer, email [email protected].
If you would like to sponsor some $Snowflake Bucks$, donations can be made at either store, online, or by check mailed to Good Cheer, PO Box 144, Langley 98260. We also need supplies like wrapping paper, gift bags and tissue paper, tape, gift tags, ribbon, gift boxes, and children’s toys. If you have extras to share, please bring these items to the Donation Center at 2812 Grimm Road in Langley before November 25. The Donation Center is open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday each week.

New Free Resource for Seniors and Caregivers


Island Senior Resources has added a new free resource for seniors and caregivers  — Downloadable Activity Books — available on our website at https://senior-resources.org/activity-hub/.
There will be about 15 new books each month filled with mental engagement activities (puzzles, games, coloring, mazes, and more) in easy and challenging versions and a monthly guide for Caregivers on using the books with those they care for. Users can print full books or just a few pages at a time when they want them.

Island Senior Resources
360-321-1600
Island Senior Resources needs volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers. Please call 360-321-1600.

Goosefoot Offers Free Business Classes this Fall


Goosefoot offers free classes for business owners and employees. Al classes are held at the Bayview Cash Store Front Room on the second floor. Registration is requred: call 360-321-4246 or email [email protected]
  • Website Design, Thursday, November 30, 6-8 p.m.
  • Graphic Design Fundamentals, Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m.-Noon
Join the lunch bunch at Island Senior Resources for nutritious food and good company.
Keep up to date with ferry schedule changes:
Washington State Ferries | WSDOT

https://wsdot.wa.gov