Freeland Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in Freeland and surrounding communities. Our mission statement is simple and direct: To develop a strong and growing business community.
Good Cheer Food Bank
Good Cheer Food Bank serves an average of 850 families a month (more in the winter months) in an environment which provides clients with healthy food choices (including fresh, locally grown produce) in a grocery-like setting which preserves client dignity. We are proud to be a model Food Bank for our region. Good Cheer is committed to creating a hunger-free community on South Whidbey Island.
Good Cheer Thrift Stores are located at the corner of 2nd Street and Anthes Avenue in Langley, and Ken’s Korner Shopping Center off Highway 525 & Langley Road in Clinton.
Goosefoot/Bayview Cash Store
Goosefoot is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community development organization, whose mission is to help strengthen the local economy and promote community. Located in Bayview, Goosefoot has revitalized this neighborhood over the past ten years through its renovation of the historic Bayview Cash Store and ownership of the Goose Community Grocer. The Cash Store is home to two restaurants, wine tasting room, taproom, gift shop, hair salon, fitness studio, and bike shop.
Habitat for Humanity of Island County
Habitat for Humanity of Island County brings people together as volunteers, homeowners, donors, and community members to create strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We do this by constructing decent, affordable homes with the help of volunteers, donors, and future Habitat homeowners. Qualified families assist with the construction of their home and/or the homes of other Habitat families and pay an affordable mortgage that does not exceed 30% of their monthly income. We do this because we know that stable, secure families create stable, secure communities.
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Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun
The Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club is a friendly recreational and social club offering fantastic shooting facilities, restaurant, bar, immense dining hall, dance floor and much more. Wedding receptions and other private events can also be hosted at the spacious club facilities. Our members come from all walks of life and represents the diversity of South Whidbey Island. Come join us!
Island Church of Whidbey
The Island Church of Whidbey is part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance network, a global evangelical Protestant denomination. What we believe motivates and inspires us every day. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, God incarnate. Because lost people matter to God, He came in human form to sacrifice Himself, once for all, that we might not perish but have eternal life.
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.
Island Shakespeare Festival
Island Shakespeare Festival is about people. Well, and Shakespeare. But also, artists, community, learning, connections, collaborations, music, art, life, the Pacific Northwest, and, oh, yeah, we truly believe that everyone should be able to see quality theatre. Performances are “Pay what you will.” We “pass the hat” after performances and appreciate donations. Shakespeare and classical theatre are what we do, but it really is more than that. In some ways, one could say that to us, theatre is sacred.
Admission: $5.00 adults / Children 16 and under FREE Admission
Meerkerk Gardens is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. Ten acres of display gardens surrounded by 43 acres of woodland preserve. Enjoy hundreds of rhododendrons & azaleas as well as exotic trees from all over the world. Stroll along easy walking trails and take in the beautiful views all year long. Dogs on leash are always welcome.
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.
Oak Harbor Music Festival
The Oak Harbor Music Festival is held Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor. The 2019 festival runs from August 30 through September 1. There are two main stages with over 30 bands playing throughout the festival featuring all types of musical genre. With two beer gardens, a variety of food vendors and sidewalk cafes there is plenty of food and drink for everyone. Enjoy the arts and crafts vendors as you stroll from one stage to the other. Admission is free.
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!
OutCast Productions is a private, 501(c)(3), not for profit theatre company incorporated in Washington State. As a theatre company that focuses on producing “theatre with a social conscience,” we strive to bring to our audience productions that encourage critical thinking about the social issues of our time. Our goal is to provoke a dialogue about such issues as oppression, human rights, politics, and the psychological and emotional worlds of human beings at large.
We welcome the opportunity to earn the trust of the community and deliver a product that serves and includes them.
Ned Farley and K. Sandy O’Brien are the managing partners of OutCast.
Readiness to Learn Foundation
The Readiness To Learn Foundation is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with schools, communities and families. Our goal is to help each child reach their potential regardless of their circumstances. The Readiness To Learn Foundation is your one stop shop when you need information, encouragement or support. We can help.
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.
South Whidbey Children’s Center
Preschool and childcare for children ages 12 months through 5 years. We also have a before and after school program for children ages 5 through 12 years old. The South Whidbey Children’s Center is the only NAEYC accredited and Early Achievers participating preschool on South Whidbey. We believe that learning should be fun!
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.
Unity of Whidbey
We are a vibrant, diverse, spiritual community that fosters transformation and inspires people to make a positive difference in our world. We’re sharing our beautiful, new facility and serene setting with YOU! Consider renting for YOUR special events, weddings, classes, meetings. We’ll co-design an arrangement that suits your needs.
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 Center for the Arts
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) is dedicated to offering high-quality performances; exposing residents and students to local and nationally recognized artists, musicians, literary works, and authors as well as the chance to be a part of in-house full-scale theater productions.
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.
Whidbey Island Waldorf School
Whidbey Island Waldorf School has provided a comprehensive, whole-person, arts-integrated education on South Whidbey since 1985. We are blessed to be situated in the midst of a 100-acre forest preserve. The beauty of the landscape and the richness of the forest ecosystem provide our students with a wealth of inspiration and resources for a direct experience of the natural world.
WorkSource Centers provide all the information, technology and services businesses need to thrive and job seekers need to achieve successful careers. They represent a unique concept in the labor market — everything in one place. WorkSource Center services are delivered to customers in a variety of ways, including: Self-directed efforts through our premier website WorkSourceWA – Group programs and activities, such as workshops – One-on-one consultations – Customized training programs and – Hosting hiring events and Job Fair participation.